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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:46 AM
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Keef, "keep your knees loose, good night and good luck" O.
Just watched the Keith O show and that was his close...you so funny Keef.

:rofl:

Did you hear him? Did you catch it? It was really funny. "Keep your knees loose" I heard that phrase here at DU first a few weeks back there was a thread about it when KO first started saying "good night and good luck." (I can't wait to see that movie 10/07/05)
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:53 AM
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1. He closes with that every night
:)
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:58 AM
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2. I have heard him close with "good night and good luck" but not
the "keep your knees loose" part I guess I just missed it.
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LunaSea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:16 AM
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3. it's been his sig
for months.
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MissMarple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:42 AM
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4. I guess it's an athletic thing.
He is so charming. ;)
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:53 AM
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5. It's from Jean Shepherd
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 05:54 AM by BerryBush
the same humorist most famous now for having written the short stories that the movie "A Christmas Story" was based on. He used it as a signoff on his radio show. To quote one Web site that explains it:

**"AND REMEMBER, KIDDIES, keep your knees loose and your glove well oiled." With that phrase Jean Shepherd - New York radio raconteur, midwestern baseball nut and absurd guru to legions of misfit nightowls - would sign off in the wee hours of the morning. It took a while before the deeper meaning of that bit of baseball wisdom became apparent. Knees loose: aha! flexible, ready to move in any direction. Glove well oiled: yes, ready to catch the ball, to catch anything life throws your way.**

Given that Olbermann is such an admirer of Edward R. Murrow, and such a fan of baseball, it's a perfect signoff for him.

edited to add: I think he's been saying "good night and good luck" since the show started, but "Keep your knees loose" is an addition from earlier this year.
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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:10 AM
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6. excelsior!
I remember my insane joy at stumbling onto an old Jean Shepherd broadcast at 2-3am or so a few years ago... "Holy shit! its the Christmas Story guy!" - my friend and I were totally mesmerized, unable to switch it off until he finished his story. Incredible storyteller, what a way with words...

got me googling frantically the next day, trying to download as much as possible. A great show to go to sleep to.

RIP, Jean...
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