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Messages - Rix Gins

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Art Bell
« on: Today at 03:27:59 PM »
"Bell announced his retirement from radio at least four times in his career."

Genius is causing people to lose count.

I noticed that the reporter missed a couple items in the article.  First, he noted that funeral arrangements have not been announced, and second, he said Art quit for the last time due to threats against his family, and not him.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Art Bell
« on: Today at 03:22:42 PM »
Dumb question without an autopsy how do the people on the MITD site know how he died for sure?

Right.  Everyone wants a peaceful death in bed for their friends and family.  Remember William F. Buckley?  His family and associates pushed the idyllic storyline that he passed away at his writing desk, when later on it was noted that he fell face down on the floor.  Hopefully, Art did die in bed but I still think a pulmonary embolism or even a brain aneurism could have happened.  He just didn't look all that bad off in those drone videos.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Art Bell
« on: Today at 02:08:35 PM »
Here is a new article on Art from the Pahrump Valley Times.  It mentions the controversy concerning the release of the news of his death and ensuing outcry, but not by the Bell family.  No info on the autopsy report.  https://pvtimes.com/news/art-bells-fame-factored-in-facebook-death-announcement/

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I have Zelig lined up to play soon.  I haven't seen that one at all.  I have seen Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid and I love it.  I love all the films Martin made with Carl Reiner including The Man With Two Brains and The Jerk.

You are going to like Zelig.  Really cool period piece set back when Hitler was coming into power, and as Doc pointed out, some really well done film effects too.

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shes upset at the way keith is treating her. she's also a fragile woman with feelings. I guess you people don't get that.

Yes, she is fragile, and has feelings and was once well liked here at BellGab.  But have no fear, once she frees herself from Keith, we will welcome her back to BellGab and we will even give her some free counseling.

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Keith doesn't want to be on air.  That's the only bargaining chip that Heather has, so she goes on strike until she gets what she wants, or Keith replaces her before the audience is completely gone.

I'm not up on social media, it wasn't Facebook, most likely some twitter account that was being posted here on BellGab.  (No wonder Shay and MD were puzzled.) (http://bellgab.com/index.php?topic=9159.msg1183144#msg1183144)  I just thought it was funny that the guy called Keith 'keef rolo' and that Keith didn't comment on the name change.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Today at 02:40:35 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, April 25, 1918.


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Ruined buildings and fires burning in Amiens after an artillery bombardment, 25 April 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205246768 © IWM (Q 11152)


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British and French troops in front of a gutted shop in Amiens, 25 April 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205246758 © IWM (Q 11140)


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Ruined buildings and fires burning in Amiens after an artillery bombardment, 25 April 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205246766 © IWM (Q 11150)


R.I.P.


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Private Peter Robert Jones 304232. Unit: 13th Battalion, Tank Corps. Death: 25 April 1918 Western Front. Son of Sarah Elizabeth Jones, of 125, Ashbourne Rd., Fulwood Rd., Liverpool, and the late Peter Jones. He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot memorial.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205026110 © IWM (HU 96662)

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: Yesterday at 10:27:03 PM »
I... I think I can print out this head twice as large as Art's former real head.

Wow, Weeber, your giant pic made me realize that Art and I had the same exact style of glasses.  I never noticed that before.

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Random Topics / Re: Who is Jinger
« on: Yesterday at 10:17:15 PM »
My family history is done on scrolls and books but are read North to South and East to West and yes flowers are an important part of Japanese society but our family flower is the shiro plum

Fascinating.  Thank you for sharing your history with us.

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Random Topics / Re: Who is Jinger
« on: Yesterday at 10:02:26 PM »
Jinger, I close my eyes and see a handmade book with your family history and beautifully painted illustrations of flowers.  Do you have such a book?

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: Yesterday at 09:55:27 PM »
Sorry.  Not following you. I am getting a little tipsy.  Pardon me.  ;)

Posted on Facebook when suggestions were being made for Keith Rowland to step in and be Heather's temporary replacement.  At least that's how I read the brother's post.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: Yesterday at 09:50:20 PM »
Hello I'm new have been an Art Bell listener for many years. Was a listener of the show until Heather started getting weird about 6 months ago. No longer listen to MITD too much drama.

Welcome.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: Yesterday at 09:38:13 PM »
Nevermind Rix.  He's drunk again.   ::)

Ha, that's all right.  MD was gone for the weekend.  http://bellgab.com/index.php?topic=9159.msg1183144#msg1183144 

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: Yesterday at 09:29:35 PM »
Should be a documentary made or a netflix series narrated by Leo maybe made about the whole Dark Matter and MITD 'radio' drama.

I vote for keef rolo to do the narrating.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: Yesterday at 09:23:35 PM »

You’d think that real property with a mass transit system that places you within a short walk from legal retail pussy for sale, would be worth a bit more

It looks like the fine people of Pahrump are trying to put an end to it.  https://pvtimes.com/news/pahrump-citizens-file-petition-to-ban-brothels-in-nye-county/

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Yesterday at 09:15:21 PM »
Imagine volunteering for that mission! Btw roughly a 100 years later there was an awful ferry disaster there. Someone forgot to close the bow door (where you drive your car onto the ship.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Herald_of_Free_Enterprise


Pretty cool video shows what the BBC could pack into a ten minute news segment.  Well done, and God Save The Queen played just before sign off!  I remember those days when you had to wait until the next morning to catch up on the news.

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: Yesterday at 08:51:49 PM »


This would be a fun trolley to ride on...as long as it wasn't raining.



By the way, the Seashore Trolley Museum is still there: https://trolleymuseum.org/

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Random Topics / Re: Who is Jinger
« on: Yesterday at 08:28:02 PM »
I enlisted in the US Army with a green card and went to OCS and came out a LT in the Medicaal Field for wich I staye in 20 years and retired in 1997 as an 0-5/Ltc in charge of the 264th BSB Meddac

Thank you for your service, Jinger.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: Yesterday at 01:43:51 PM »
Asia and Alexander are the Goebbels kids, Ayrin is Eva...who would HW be?

Guess we all know who 'Göring' is.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: Yesterday at 04:00:40 AM »
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Thanks for your understanding, we hope Heather returns on next Monday and we'll all grieve and heal together. Keith

Enjoy your group heal and grieve.  I took Art's dying hard, but now I'm pretty much over it. 

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Yesterday at 03:45:57 AM »
A fascinating video that describes the April 23, 1918 raid on Zeebrugge.


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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: Yesterday at 03:00:30 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, April 24, 1918.


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Aerial photograph taken by German reconnaissance aircraft on the morning after the historic Zeebrugge Raid on 24th April 1918. Showing the gap in the Mole.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205315084 © IWM (Q 67726)


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German aerial photograph taken by German Reconnaissance aircraft on the morning after the historic Zeebrugge Raid of 24th April 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205315083 © IWM (Q 67725)


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HMS VINDICTIVE at Dover following the Zeebrugge Raid showing damage done by German gunfire to the ship's bridge, foretop and forward armored flamethrower hut. Note the mattresses used to protect exposed parts of the ship's superstructure from bullets and shell splinters.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205026710 © IWM (Q 55566)


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Members of the crew of HMS PRINCE EUGENE cleaning the upper deck of HMS VINDICTIVE after her return to Dover following the Zeebrugge Raid. One sailor holds a flamethrower of the type used on the mole by members of the Royal Naval Air Service Experimental Party in support of the Royal Marine and naval landing parties.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205026713 © IWM (Q 55569)


R.I.P.


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Lieutenant Kenneth Chester Herron. Unit: Essex Yeomanry, attached to No. 82 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Death: 24 April 1918, Somme, Western Front.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205301135 © IWM (HU 123270)


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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: April 23, 2018, 11:07:36 PM »


A linen style postcard called Desert Sweethearts.


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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: April 23, 2018, 09:34:35 PM »
IDK, A quick internet search says ""Southern German for a holder of a small farm. But that is with two "Ts" so maybe a variant, typos, etc?
South German (Güttler): status name for the holder of a small farm, from Middle High German güetelin ‘small holding’, ultimately from guot ‘property’.

Oh yes, property owner's son, and that would tie in with King of Farmers.  They probably held on to their land for generations.  Johann would have got the land next but of course, he didn't make it.  Thanks.  I looked up the town of Gunzkofen but not much there.  Probably a small Bavarian farming community. 
 

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: April 23, 2018, 08:46:45 PM »
An interesting surname: "King" & "Peasant" (or "Farmer" in more modern usage.)

Right.  Something like a top farmer back in ancient times and the name stuck and was passed down?  Any idea what Gütler means?  At first I thought butler, or shop/warehouse owner, but it never translates.  I even have a dictionary of old German words but it isn't in there.  See it all the time on these cards, though.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: April 23, 2018, 04:23:53 PM »
This is shaping up to be quite a show.  Could have a record amount of listeners.  Hey, Dan Aykroyd at the mic.  He loved Art and people would have a hard time bashing him.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Michael Savage
« on: April 23, 2018, 02:19:23 PM »
I can't believe Savage is actually on the radio today. He's broadcasting from D.C. where he's a guest at the White House for the Macron state dinner. He never resists an opportunity to take the day off.

Savage and Bell are the same age and a lot alike. I recently learned of Savage's remarks about Bell and the ensuing lawsuit. I'm surprised Savage didn't just apologize.

Savage seems to hate what he does most days. He longs to have a less-political format. He wants to talk about what he enjoys, just like Art, and a lot of their interests overlap. But Savage is such an angry SOB so much of the time that he could never develop a similar rapport with callers. Both exuded ego but Savage's often manifests in pretty uncomfortable radio.

Michael tends to bring up scripture a lot.  If he had some type of device that measured the amount of listeners, the arrow would surely plummet as soon as he starts quoting the bible.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: April 23, 2018, 02:01:36 PM »
Someone on facebook is claiming to know who the fill-in host is. Not sure if I put any more faith in that than I do bellgab. LOL. Probably less in fact.  So anyone want to start a pool, strictly for bragging rights?

I am going with Hoagie or Whitley. If I had to chose one I say Whitley.
Thoughts? Oh and whoever suggested Amy, come on, how long has it been since she's done a show? How long is the list of excuses? I do miss those robotic reads of the news though. LOL

Art Bell.  No, not back from the dead, just a couple hundred clips of tape where Art said something generically like, "Turn your radio down,"  "Wild card line," It's great to be back," Yes, I can hear you," "Like I said at the start of the show, no drunk callers allowed" and "I'm fine," when asked how he is, "All the ABs are fine."  Properly set up, the clips can be labeled to cover most conversations that would occur during an open lines show.  Just might work, after all, Art was reduced to guest host status at the end.

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Random Topics / Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« on: April 23, 2018, 02:39:06 AM »


Johann Konigbauer

Soldier with the 8th Reserve Bavarian Field Artillery Regiment.

Holder of the Iron Cross, 2nd Class, and the Military Service Cross, 3rd Class.

Died on April 23, 1918 after being badly wounded.

He was buried in Seclin, France.

He was 24 years old.

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