By VIRGINIA GIORGIS
MOUNTAIN VIEW – Andy and Jim Nelson, radio personalities, entertained a small but appreciative audience in the auditorium at MVHS on Thursday, May 2.
The evening, sponsored by the school’s Jim Bridger FFA Chapter, was awash with homespun cowboy humor, western humor and music. The humor cracked up the crowd as many of the tails related to life in rural America.
The Nelsons produce the "Clear Out West" Radio Show. It is a weekly syndicated cowboy radio show dedicated to introducing the cowboy culture to new folks, and bringing back some great memories to some old cowboys. It originates in Pinedale and is carried by 25 radio stations throughout Wyoming, Utah, South Dakota and Idaho.
The brothers paid tribute to the high school students sitting down front in their “blue jackets” (FFA jackets) by saying, “They know how to work, and they know respect.”
The brothers explained they liked to perform for audiences such as the one Thursday night in Mountain View because, “everybody here gets it.” After a couple of “they get it” they went on to explain when they perform for different groups they have to explain what they are talking about. And, on cue, the appreciative audience cracked up when they uttered the phrases “AI” and “prolapse.”
“See, they understand. They understand,” was the response from the stage.
Then Jim explained how he told an audience what AI is and to relate the story he told:
They said AI didn’t stand for artificial intelligence and then related a story they had told to an eastern audience.
There were two cows in the field grazing and talking. One told the other it was going to have a calf. As the story unfolded, the one that was going to calf explained to the other, there was no bull. – It looses a lot in translation, but it brought gusts of laughter from the audience.
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