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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: Today at 07:58:35 PM »
Indeed. Someone needs to sic David Paulidies on those golden tablets. How could they disappear? And are Bigfeet a lost tribe?

Nay, Bigfoot is Cain:

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Abraham Smoot recorded the following after early Church Apostle David W. Patten described an encounter he had with Cain in 1835:

As I was riding along the road on my mule I suddenly noticed a very strange person walking beside me. . . . His head was about even with my shoulders as I sat in my saddle. He wore no clothing, but was covered with hair. His skin was very dark. I asked him where he dwelt and he replied that he had no home, that he was a wanderer in the earth and traveled to and fro. He said he was a very miserable creature, . . . and his mission was to destroy the souls of men.

This entry was included in Spencer W. Kimball’s The Miracle of Forgiveness, which was originally published in 1969. In 1980, sightings of the legendary Bigfoot were reported in South Weber, Utah. Members made connection with these sightings to Patten’s story of Cain, effectively beginning the tale. Reeve believes Mormons use this story to connect an unexplainable event with proof that the Saints are doing a good job. “When Satan sends Cain against Mormons, . . . they think, ‘we must be on the right path, or Satan wouldn’t bother sending in his most evil hordes against us.’”

http://www.ldsliving.com/Is-Cain-Bigfoot-The-Truth-Behind-5-Mormon-Folklore-Stories/s/64534?page=3#story-content

Just to bring it full-circle, back to the Picts (you may recognize the tune):



Praise to the man who communed with Jehovah!
Jesus anointed that Prophet and Seer.
Blessed to open the last dispensation,
Kings shall extol him, and nations revere.

Hail to the Prophet, ascended to heaven!
Traitors and tyrants now fight him in vain.
Mingling with Gods, he can plan for his brethren;
Death cannot conquer the hero again...

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: Today at 07:34:32 PM »
Ha. The Vikings, then their brethren "Normans," and later direct Germany royal houses- even if one needed to change their name due to unsavory aspects when wanting to fight some cousins!
ps: not to get into the harsher side of speculations but I've always found "interesting" the Edward I expulsion of Jews and that Cromwell let them back in later! It is like how, now, there was a volte-face with the "evangelicals" in the USA. Some decades ago they would still be saying, maybe not that loud, Jewish libel or the traditional stance that Catholics gave up. Now the Protestants, especially the most militant or hard-line, are the best supporters of Israel, aside from Jews- with exceptions now in some segments in Hollywood and some Orthodox groups. Also the legends of Joseph of Arimithea and even the whole Anglo-Israelism stuff.

Heresy -- screw the British; we have our own prophet!  The Indians are Jews, Christ's feet walked upon our mountains green (dimly remembered as Quetzalcoatl), and the Garden of Eden was in Missouri!


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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: Today at 06:20:29 PM »
I think different bloodlines from the original Picts. However, I'm glad to learn a new word. Will help in crosswords and in cocktail parties. Personally, I like using "our names" for foreign countries, ethnicities, and the like. Bombay, Oriental, Peking, Burma, "Indians" (for both dot or feather) and the usual stuff. Though I will, to be contrarian, use some place names as the locals  do (like German cities.) But, overall, one legacy I like that we inherited from the British was their demand to use our names for foreign countries, cities, and peoples and I won't let NPR, BBC, or political-correctness ruin this legacy. Those who can define terms in an argument often wins it, or at least can force a draw. We should control naming of things!!

Aha, but when it comes to archaeology, the Brits do it differently!  For several hundred years now they prefer to see themselves reflected in a Classical mirror and use the names their conquerors bestowed upon their ancestors.  Then wonder why they disappeared along with the Romans hahaha



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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: Today at 05:42:45 PM »

Where are those Picts?

They are still there  8)  "Picts" being a Latin-derived exonym, it is rather their namers who have been swept with the besom of destruction.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: Today at 02:14:33 AM »
You're a wealth of knowledge, K_Dubb!  I'm always learning something new from you.  ;D

Oh thanks, but I'm just being silly -- the guy playing his peruvian whistling vessel in the sweat lodge just hit my funny bone.   ;D ;D ;D

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: Today at 01:53:47 AM »
I'm the same way, Dave.  I keep tech equipment to a minimum when I go on an ghost-hunt.

What, no ocarina?   ;D

I wonder if Dave would consider playing the ocarina in a sauna and reporting back to us, purely as an investigative measure of course.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: Today at 01:34:05 AM »

Yep. As a kid we would throw these slate rocks from pond into fire. They would explode and scare people.

Haha that sounds like a lot more fun than getting fucked up in a sauna blowing a glorified ocarina like this dude.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: Today at 01:11:00 AM »



Obviously you werent at the Behemoth, Testament, Anthrax, and Slayer concert with me a few days ago.

You probably know but the traditional observance, Sankthans or St. John's Eve, is actually tomorrow.  Light a giant bonfire to keep the witches away, stay up late feasting and drinking!



My grandparents even 50 years ago considered it sufficiently pagan that my mom wasn't allowed to go.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: Today at 12:32:03 AM »

I think his book is a good primer or way to reintroduce to folks or younger folks. But the "good stuff" is reading Snorri and various sagas that have the history and the 'mythsv  K_dubb can direct you but I like Hollander  translation for the Heimskringla and the found often cheap paperbacks Penguin Classics for the other sagas and poetry. They also cover stuff into British Isles etc in addition. You also might want to research "Norwegian" or "Scandanavian" & "black books" and also ones found here. Lastly, "Hardanger Fiddle" and tunings and legends. Hope thats enough for a midsommers....

Midsommar, when the strong men of the village pierce the earth, now at the peak of her fertility, with a giant phallus, while all the children are encouraged to dance around singing songs about how they are frogs, often in full view of the church.



And they say paganism is dead...

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: June 20, 2018, 12:51:57 AM »
Thanks, Dave, I didn't know it had been tried.  Very interesting.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: June 20, 2018, 12:33:37 AM »
Here is a question:  a lot of cultures developed what we might call protocols for inducing visions or religious ecstasy (their equivalent of the paranormal) that were reported to work in more than just a few select practitioners.  The ones involving drugs have obvious problems as serious research, but have researchers into the paranormal considered experimenting with fasting/deprivation, glossalia (which can apparently be induced more-or-less mechanically), or the hours or days of whatever the modern equivalent of prayer or meditation is that were common?

I realize these are probably too arduous for most modern people, but you'd think at least a couple researchers might attempt it to see if the experiences could be intensified or clarified.

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BellGabathon 2018 / Re: BellGabber on the Year 2018 - People's Choice
« on: June 19, 2018, 09:48:35 PM »
Chefist, without a doubt.  He has produced fun home-grown shows, actually called in to represent us in suitably awkward fashion, and roundly entertained us with his sparring on the forum.  No one has done more this year to foster the sort of twisted, uncomfortable camaraderie that might pass for community spirit in this shithole.  ;D

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: The GabCast (A podcast about BellGab)
« on: June 19, 2018, 05:59:02 PM »
Yes I still believe in Magic, and the evening was magical.
Thanks for a great show.  My only complaint it ended to soon.  Liberace, I would have listened to you even with the air blasting.

Agreed.  Same with chefist and his shows, and the people dogging him for his sound.  If we set the bar too high for quality where people can't just flip on a mic and talk, we won't get any home-grown content at all.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Kingdom of Nye With Heather Wade
« on: June 18, 2018, 11:31:11 PM »
I imagine that heather must picture herself surrounded by a room full of kindergardeners when she's talking.

I think you are right about that; more than any Art imitation people hear, it's this vocal affect that makes her unlistenable for me.  It is as though the only female speakers whose delivery can serve as models are the dim remembrances of schoolteachers.  The indulgent way she drags out her terminal ts and esses suggests she sees her imaginary audience in rapt attention held in place by discipline, and hanging on her every word instead of cruising the internet at the same time.

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Random Topics / Re: Random stupid things on your mind. Post them.
« on: June 16, 2018, 02:10:40 PM »
It can hula-hoop, too!


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Random Topics / Re: Random stupid things on your mind. Post them.
« on: June 16, 2018, 01:43:01 PM »
From last fall, you get a little closer:




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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: June 15, 2018, 02:47:24 PM »
I believe we were promised a special episode of Martinez Tonight upon this happy occasion.  I missed the accusation of racism at first hearing; it must have been very oblique.  Is it too much to hope for a detailed, point-by-point analysis of The Call?

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: June 14, 2018, 12:20:14 AM »
Treatments you believe in are generally more effective than those you don't.  Anything you come across through your own research activates this effect, which is why they seem to work.

Along the same lines, thinking about medical issues causes you to discover them.  I'm getting out of here before I catch something.   :P

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: June 13, 2018, 11:35:03 PM »

It is a weird blueish-green I think? And oddly shiney? An odd choice. But I got a bit of color-blindness but not total. I thought at first the advertising maiden in the window looked more Dutch than Swedish, due to hat. I though Swedes were more "downish pointing" but search said  some style were that. Of course, all gets mixed over here when marketing and mixing. I do want to eat there and grab a drink next door. Modern maps say casinos there? Colorado is weed, gambling, and bars? Can opium dens and cat-houses be next? Bring back mining era?

The style of skaut varies widely by region.  it used to be the (literal) crowning glory of a married woman's dress, but no more.  I have to laugh at the bunad police, many of whom are older women, who will check you for every fault but go about bareheaded like trollops. 

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: June 13, 2018, 11:15:53 PM »
I love this postcard, K.  Even with my colorblindness I can see that the waiter's coats are red, though I'm not sure about the color of that one waiter's pants.  Nice to know that the Old Gold Coin is still around.  Perhaps we can have some drinks there yet.

Oh that would be lovely, Rix!  The pants appear gray to me; I imagine they were given the jacket but had to provide the rest.  I've only been to one restaurant where the waiters still wore the traditional cropped red, in San Jose of all places.

You can see the back side of one of the little painted window figures on your postcard:


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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: June 13, 2018, 10:52:50 PM »
Will Dave get Bent tonight?

We can only hope!

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Random Topics / Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« on: June 12, 2018, 03:47:02 PM »


I don't cover very many Colorado restaurants here in the postcard thread, but here is one.  Those bowls of food look awful tasty there on Johnson's Smorgasbord's counter.  Authentic Scandinavian food and just our luck, served from June to September only.  But wait, I can't locate a menu, and worse, I can't locate the restaurant.  Too bad, I was looking forward to those cocktails in the Old Gold Coin Saloon.



Nice one, Rix!  120 Main St. -- you can see the Old Gold Coin next door in this old postcard.  The Coin is still there, but the restaurant is now Millie's.




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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Kingdom of Nye With Heather Wade
« on: June 09, 2018, 12:07:41 AM »
Did Running Eagle curse, or perhaps sing?  At least we know the dump button works.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Kingdom of Nye With Heather Wade
« on: June 08, 2018, 10:40:19 PM »
I don't mind.  :) :-*

I figured you didn't, but it warms my heart that you should say so.  ;D

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Kingdom of Nye With Heather Wade
« on: June 08, 2018, 09:49:39 PM »
If I listened to Dave tonight, and posted about it in this thread, I wonder if "THEY" would come over here and tell me I have to post in the Dave thread?  Maybe I should try it and find out.


BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Careful, dear.  The thread nannies will come after you and, what's worse, one of our resident mental-health professionals will diagnose you with oppositional defiant disorder.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Kingdom of Nye With Heather Wade
« on: June 08, 2018, 01:44:34 AM »
Wasn't her idea that reincarnation devalues your present existence one of the objections raised by Dave's guest Richard Gallagher?  Hmm I wonder if she is listening.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: June 07, 2018, 12:48:50 AM »
The Francescan monk makes his inaugural appearance on the new show!

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: June 07, 2018, 12:19:17 AM »
Creepy answer. It seems to kinda give a scary insight into the difference in their way of thinking (that might turn out to be not such a good thing for us humans).

It also gives a scary insight into how humans stretch to find deep meaning in a nonsensical statement, provided it comes from a mysterious source.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: June 06, 2018, 11:53:29 PM »
I will save this discussion for another time/thread, but working as a researcher and producer on three different paranormal television shows, I can't tell you how much I have to hold in my criticisms of how production and the network want to do things. Although my current gig on "Haunted Towns" has a crew that gets it.

I would be interested in hearing an actual discussion on this.  Also, that psychology of paranormal guests you teased a while ago.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert
« on: June 06, 2018, 11:32:05 PM »
No doubt they bought the cheapest one-time-use editorial license. Already in violation.  :D

Good point -- release the hounds!  ;D

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