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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Art Bell
« on: Today at 07:39:34 AM »
-Art gets "shot" at instantly drops to the ground, takes cover and lies still.
And heard, "You were...," from the direction of the adjoining BLM land.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: Yesterday at 07:56:14 PM »
The only person on that list who wasn't both annoying and a complete fraud was Linda Howe.  And a lot of her stuff was junk too.
Hell, if you want to go by the criterion of a lot of its being junk, you might as well not listen to this entire genre of audio program.  Or any kind of talk for that matter.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: Yesterday at 06:44:45 PM »
Art or Noory wouldn't have booked him. Heather put the effort into finding him and getting him on her show.
Are you sure that's the m.c.'s doing (or not doing), rather than the producer's?

Which do you prefer?  I think Jimmy acts kinder but less sponteneous.  Sometimes when George steps in it, it is only because he is being less rehearsed.
You mean, in the sack?

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Art Bell
« on: Yesterday at 02:44:39 PM »
Guy should be careful with his legalese.  I'd call it even if we could just get rid of Heather.
You mean, in the sack?

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: Yesterday at 02:38:38 PM »
This is what I like about her. She enjoys what she's doing. She puts her heart into it. It more than makes up for her lack of finesse in the delivery.
Well, I wouldn't go that far!
Also, I admit she is not perfect, but she does not have  the ghastly vocal idiosyncrasies of some other radio personalities such as those on NPR.
Now I'm shuddering to think about the one I hated most there: "This is Kim Williams from Missoula, Montana."  The worst thing about it was feeling evil for hating her, because she was an old lady not long for this world.

However, there are a lot of vocal idiosyncrasies out there I've loved & still do!  When you like it, it's their gimmick; when you don't, it's an idiosyncrasy.  I thought Ms. Wade sounded seductive at 1st, now someone imitating a hillbilly.  She now sounds enormously like my friend's live-in significant other around here, Marlene, except Marlene sounds dumber & funnier, though the visuals help.

There are others on DMDN who sound like hicks, as interested as Ms. Wade but apparently sharper & more knowledgeable, & because I have the impression that's their real voice but that Ms. Wade's putting it on, it's charming rather than grating.  I guess that's why they're on during more favorable hours & rerun more often.  That "flagship" designation of MITD on DMDN is just something from Mr. Bell's time on the show, & they just haven't gotten done scraping the name off the prow.
As somebody else mentioned, she's not doing the same old dog and pony show of Major (retired) Ed Dames, Whitley Strieber, Glynis McCants, Linda Mouton Howe, and Evylin Paglini. She's actively finding new guests who have new topics.
She?  Or her producer?  I do appreciate not hearing endlessly from that stream, although Linda Moulton Howe has never worn me out, & any of them can be good (often for a laugh) for 1st-hour quick takes on something in the nx.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: Yesterday at 02:19:14 PM »
Why bother? There's so many podcasts out now that focus on what you're interested in with better hosts.
You mean, in the sack?

Technology / Re: “What the hell is a bitcoin?”
« on: Yesterday at 02:05:30 PM »
Stop trying to belittle me as a woman you filthy pig. All it does is reveal your own masculine insecurity issues. Just another example of your deficient personality.
You mean, in the sack?

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Art Bell
« on: Yesterday at 10:04:07 AM »
Why does the stalker narrative shit the bed, then fall flat on it's face? Stalkers in general are obsessed with their victims, beyond the stalkers own control. Stalkers seek to be with and/or manipulate the objects of their obsession. Stalkers who escalate into the realm of gunplay as a means of terror and/or coercion, rarely de-escalate and disappear. Even when the victim capitulates to the stalkers irrational demands. Typically giving into a stalkers demands rewards their behavior, which in turn emboldens them and their demands. Violent stalkers seeking to harm or terrorize their victims are highly determined and dangerous, usually not stopping until they kill their target, or are caught by police.
Your analysis is unfortunately colored by your use of the term "stalker", which unfortunately has been the categoriz'n that was adopted here as a short way of referring to whomever it [is|was|was imagined to be].

Mr. Bell's own stated belief has been that this person (or cabal) is not a crazy stalker type, but someone(s) who, although ruthless, had the limited object of getting him off his show, for reasons Mr. Bell knew but did not care to divulge.

That said, after about a year thinking over the previous & subsequent events, I switched from leaning in favor of Mr. Bell's statements having been truthful to leaning in favor of his having made up part or all of them, even entertaining seriously the notion that the whole sequence had been planned as part of MITD's conception from the start, i.e. that he wanted to begin a new program & then put someone else on mic.  In that last case a rumor that his competitors felt threatened by MITD could've been useful in continuing to sell it to audiences.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: Yesterday at 09:40:42 AM »
He had a stroke and it affected his vocal chords. Same thing happened to Gordon Lightfoot.
Dave Emory had to have a throat operation several years ago that ruined his excellent voice, turning it into, by his own acc't, Elmer Fudd.  He slowly recovered, but hasn't fully recovered his old voice.  Contrast the archives here between 2011 & 2013.  Checking his latest, he does sound a lot better, but the surgery has lastingly deteriorated his voice.  Such a shame considering how terrific that baritone was.

I used to listen to his contents seriously back in the 20th C.  I thought his methods were faulty, drawing cx w/o analysis of the types of cx, between persons, but figured there was still some worth there.  Eventually he started talking about people I know, so that's when I realized it was complete bull shit.  So then I started listening for laughs, hoping some day he'd finger me as a conspirator.  Lately I've hardly listened at all.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: Yesterday at 12:05:52 AM »
Rush Limbaugh had, maybe still has (haven't listened since the 1990s - the content of his program became unbearable when he started talking about Monica Lewinski every day. I never liked the Clintons, and I never cared who they were sleeping with.) an excellent voice.
I listened a little again recently.  No, his voice is shot.  Like he's talking thru a thick layer of phlegm.
I've only recently started listening to Heather Wade's program, but I understand that she has improved greatly since she started a few years ago. She's still new at it. Her vocabulary, skills, and her life experiences will increase with age. I'm used to listening to college radio, so her relative inexperience doesn't bother me.
Maybe she still can improve.  What she has going for her is her genuine enthusiasm about the subject matter, which Noory doesn't share (regardless of the subject matter of his shows).

Politics / Re: Race & I.Q.
« on: January 20, 2018, 11:49:37 PM »
why do most progressive liberals think there is zero correlation between the two?
Do they really, or do they just want you to think so?

Radio and Podcasts / Re: DMDN programming
« on: January 17, 2018, 07:11:12 PM »
agreed on stern's interviewing skills.  he and art bell were two of the best interviewers i've ever heard.
Have you heard Clay Pigeon interviewing?

For unusual interviewing technique, there's Narduar, The Human Serviette.  Not that I recommend that style, though.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: DMDN programming
« on: January 16, 2018, 10:39:51 PM »
If a show has more than 3 people on it gets pretty annoying
I find round table discussions on radio of public affairs, science, or other subjects interesting.  Batchelor has some good ones, Barry Farber used to.  Do you mean it's annoying when they're all on mic at once & laughing or some such?

Radio and Podcasts / Re: DMDN programming
« on: January 16, 2018, 09:43:23 PM »
I've never found anything on MQTA funny, but they do benefit from that old Howard Stern trick: if you have a roomful of people laughing (at ANYTHING) it makes the listener think something funny is going on.  But why do they need like 6-8 people all laughing at once?  A couple of the ladies are seemingly JUST there to laugh the whole time.  Get a laugh track!

Military X-Files: I think they're all buddies and it just gets loose sometimes.  Whereas MQTA *tries* to be funny.  Worse yet, they THINK they're actually funny on MQTA!  MMMXF has plenty of cool stuff if you're a military/war geek.
MQTA has only 3-4 of them laughing.  They both potentially benefit by infectiousness of laughter, but MQTA's the only one I find laugh at, but to me that makes total sense because they're supposed to be funny, while at MXF it's an annoying distraction.  To me Stern would actually have been funnier if he hadn't had all those other people laughing in there; I liked him when he was on terrestrial b'cast because he was provocative & made me think, plus he's a superb interviewer.
FTL gets annoying when they start harping on all the usual Clinton/Libertarian stuff, which seems to be half the show.  The world doesn't need a poor-man's Alex Jones.
But libertarian is what it's about.  They just tend to take the cheap & boring way, though.
At least we can agree that Heather is the worst of the bunch.  I would listen if they ever had a replacement host now and then.
I like the idea mooted here of having a co-host w her, such as that Pittsburgh guy who was suggested.  Or Ms. Wade could go back to being producer for someone else on mic.  Maybe it wouldn't be as easy as when Mr. Bell was on mic, or maybe she's a really good producer.  I keep going back in my mind to when Jason Jarvis took over from being producer to being on-mic for his mother Judy's program when she sickened & died.  Turned out he kept it up, albeit w fewer stations, longer than she'd had her show to begin w.  That's already the case for Ms. Wade on MITD, but far from the same thing when you count all of Mr. Bell's previous programs.

And I do concede that Ms. Wade did improve, but plateaued quickly.  Like she was weak to begin w, then got up to mediocre or almost so after 2-3 mos., then stayed there.  And she seems to have deliberately lost the sexy voice in favor of an aw-shucks twangy delivery.  But still not bad for an overnighter, which usu. get the weakest talent for those who do it nightly.  Still not as bad as Mr. Noory, but if he cared a little more he'd catch up.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: DMDN programming
« on: January 16, 2018, 09:27:54 AM »
Old thread, but I wanna chime in on how awful "More Questions Than Answers" is.  Yipes. 

Military X-Files is great.
But MQTA is actually funny.  Military X-Files they're just laughing at each other & usually repeating stuff superficially that we've already heard about in depth elsewhere.  Once in a while they do go into a subject in depth & then they're good.
That dumb Libertarian show that's on in the morning sucks bad.
FTL would be better if they didn't spend half their time shilling for blockchain currency & half the rest putting on phoners-in they can make fun of.
Oh, and Heather is still the worst.
Out of the personalities on their schedule, yes.  But it's late night, what did you expect?

Random Topics / Re: Horrible movies that YOU like.
« on: January 15, 2018, 04:35:53 PM »
These aren't objectively horrible, but guilty pleasures:
How does guilt get into this?

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Hosts' activities during ad time
« on: January 14, 2018, 08:35:41 PM »
Green tea?
I don't think it matters which liquid I drink, I have to pee it out the same.

Reminds me of that radio ad that includes the line, "Do you wake up to go?"  Always want to answer back, "Nah, I sleep right thru it."  Only happened once, though, right after I got a new mattress.  I was dreaming of looking for a bathroom, found myself standing in some tiled room where someone assured me I could go right there.  He lied.  Moral: Never trust people in your dreams.  Or maybe never get a new mattress.  I guess that means always get 'em used.  How does this morals thing work, anyway?

Not a Mexican, though my part of Florida claimed to be part of Mexico for a few weeks in 1817.

You mean this?

Random Topics / Re: Where is Art Bell?
« on: January 13, 2018, 07:09:24 AM »
Should we paste up pix of him into incongrous scenes & have others try to identify him in them?  Like, "Where is Art Bell?"  "He's at the top of the frame near the left corner amid the bums in front of the stockade fence behind the grassy knoll."  That's what I suspected this thread might be about.

Random Topics / Re: Horrible movies that YOU like.
« on: January 13, 2018, 07:03:39 AM »
One movie others think horrible that I like is Nudist Colony of the Dead.  Did we already have a thread on movies other people like but we think horrible?

I usually agree w people about the overall quality of entertainment, but often my "take" on them or parts thereof can be very different from that of the rest of the audience.  I laugh where they don't, don't laugh where they do, etc.

Random Topics / Re: Where is Art Bell?
« on: January 12, 2018, 09:02:52 PM »
Art Bell just hangs out and posts at his facebook page nowadays plus advises Heather over the phone on how to deal with her new cat.
You mean, in the sack?

Radio and Podcasts / Re: George Noory Sucks! - The Definitive Compendium
« on: January 11, 2018, 10:18:42 AM »
They should have a pronounce-off between Ms. Wade & Mr. Noory.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: January 11, 2018, 10:10:54 AM »
And a place for fans to file Art Bell stalker sightings.
You mean, in the sack?

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: January 10, 2018, 11:23:49 PM »
Can Ms. Wade pronounce anything correctly?

OK, so Bill Dana's Jose Jimenez was before her time, so I can forgive her pronouncing the J in "Jimenez" as a J instead of an H.

But "cyndrilical"?  Twice?!

Archive of Old Threads / Re: Worst come on lines EVER!.. ?
« on: January 09, 2018, 06:56:08 PM »
so what the hell did you do wrong to end up here with us?
You mean, in the sack?

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: January 09, 2018, 12:23:45 AM »
DMDN stream has switched to a rerun of "Big Picture Science".  Are the 3 listeners MITD has over the air getting it?

Random Topics / Re: Sustainable Dieting and Health (Naps, Diet, Exercise)
« on: January 07, 2018, 07:43:58 PM »
This morning I read that as "Sustainable Dating and Health Apps, Diet, Exercise".

Technology / Re: What your view on VLC media player?
« on: January 07, 2018, 02:49:01 PM »
Yes! The analog remote, which consisted of getting off your butt, walking over to the tv and turning the dial.
That was analog but also digital as concerns VHF.  UHF tuners were still non-digital analog, as they allowed & required continuous increments of tuning, radio dial style.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Art Bell
« on: January 06, 2018, 09:34:27 PM »
Three words dipshit! Central Intelligence Agency!
The CIA acc'ts for Ray Kroc's success?   ???

Anyway, I notice that since I moved here I've been eating a lot more cheese.  Maybe the influence of the dairy farms E & W of me.  But I still take my restaurant hamburgers w/o cheese, unless they offer Swiss or blue, which they don't often.  McDonald's had for a while one w Swiss cheese & non-canned mushrooms, but not in a while.

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