He's an ageless radio legend who has outfoxed the actuaries, but he's a far from commendable role model. WFMU's third-string program host Courtney T. Edison, a.k.a. The Old Codger, has been called many things during his century-plus life, and the consensus can be distilled in four words: increasingly, unremittingly, irredemptively unhinged. Ugly and Uglier, rolled into one. He's been around too long and nobody knows how he got here. He won't quit and he won't die. But we refuse to concede the Codge a regular air slot. If you ignore pests, they go away, right? Eventually??
When you're dealing with an obsessed, post-geriatric 78 rpm disc-hoarding Ukulele Ike fan, "eventually" is a theoretical concept. One WFMU staffer (who wishes to remain anonymous) speculated that the Codger will attend each of our funerals.
But did you know that for a 1943 Columbia Records ad, the Codge modeled for artist Jim Flora?