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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: Yesterday at 03:16:59 PM »
I think heather is growing as a talk show host

Paranormal - Conspiracy - UFOs - Etc. / Re: Joe Friday And The UFO's
« on: March 25, 2017, 09:27:12 AM »
I haven't had time to listen to much of it, but the opening is all "Dragnet" style. lol Thanks for digging this up!
I watched it 1st-run, & can tell you it's not just the opening, it's like they extended all of Dragnet into UFO investigation, like it was the new beat they were xferred to.  Episodes as formulaic as Bollywood cinema used to be.  Still somewhat fun.

Paranormal - Conspiracy - UFOs - Etc. / Re: The Mandela Effect
« on: March 25, 2017, 09:20:01 AM »
This probably is the silliest Mandela Effect topic I've seen yet.

Apparently some poor soul is thinking Georgian Bay just popped up out of nowhere.  I'm down with some Berenstein vs Berenstain Bears confusion but Georgian Bay?
Link's dead.  In some memories, was that dry land?  Or just unnamed?

Paranormal - Conspiracy - UFOs - Etc. / Re: The Mandela Effect
« on: March 25, 2017, 09:13:27 AM »
1st-birthday cake smashing.  I don't remember that having been a thing when I was little.  Then my Aunt Alice (but she was nuts) smashed her granddaughter's hand into her cake on her 1st birthday.  I was like, "Huh?!"  And Alice said, "Oh, like your mother didn't do that with you?"  I probably wouldn't've remembered that from when I was 1, though it wasn't in the movie of my party either, & I sure don't remember it with my little sister.  And now I see it all over the place, as if it was always the normal thing to do.

Random Topics / Re: Sex.
« on: March 25, 2017, 09:03:09 AM »
I can't believe this thread didn't get any love.
Would it be any more interesting have a bunch of people answer "no" to all the questions?

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Why do you still listen?
« on: March 25, 2017, 08:48:08 AM »
If you are sincere about understanding this, you should probably examine some of the things you quit listening too and never looked back on.
C2C would be one of those, but how about some other things?

For example, I don't watch or listen to basketball, and I haven't for something like 11 years. The tipping point for me was the organization of the game; I hate the last 30 minutes of commercials and free throws. I watched the Kings-Lakers playoffs in 2002 and felt the entire sport was rigged. So I just left and never came back.

I used to watch some world soccer with some friends, but after I moved and the friends were gone, I never watched or listened to soccer again.

Maybe C2C is like that for all of you, Art was your friend, and when your friend left you just lost all interest.

What are some of the things you have quit listening to, and what was the tipping point?
In my case the transitions are more subtle, and there's no tipping point, interest just gradually fades to nothing.

I practically never listen to a Noory-emceed show any more, but that's an easy choice for me, being in the Eastern time zone.  It was a special effort to either stay up or wake up, so it's been very easy to go back to my old sleeping habits.  I'm not naturally a night person the way many of my friends are.  Neither is the housemate I moved in here with 6 mos. ago.  For that reason I wind up not listening to Knapp either, even though in some cases I try.

I can recall long-running TV series I gradually lost interest in.  Simpson cartoons would be an obvious example.  Married With Children was another; the interesting episodes became few enough that it stopped being worthwhile watching regularly.  A starker example was Smallville, a show that should've had a limited run anyway; I was engrossed in it when Gough & Millar were writing it at the beginning, but as their role became more distant it became less interesting, although I didn't really stop watching until some time in the 4th season IIRC.  I was shocked to learn years later that Smallville was still running.

Football's an interesting case.  I stopped being a fan or watching as a mere spectator some time after I started coaching.  It didn't happen right away, took a few years.

In none of these cases was there ever a point I could see as decisive.  Usually there's something good to start with, or a taste that waxes over time, & then it becomes habitual, carrying on from momentum as the rewards become sparser.

Paranormal - Conspiracy - UFOs - Etc. / Re: What do you believe in?
« on: March 20, 2017, 10:12:28 AM »
I believe our perception of breaking out the bbq in the summer should be turned to spring, fall, or winter instead. Something is very wrong with us associating bbq's with summer months.
Why would it be better associated w non-summers?

So let me get this straight: Because a radio m.c., wanting to make his show more intimate, gave out personal info as part of the show, although most of that personal info was intrinsically as banal as that of anyone else's life, and could even make some of it interesting because he's a good talker; therefore people are still interested in developments in such personal details over a year since he did his last show, and not even details that'd been left as cliffhangers at that time?

Paranormal - Conspiracy - UFOs - Etc. / Re: Lee Harvey Oswald shot JFK
« on: March 17, 2017, 09:39:51 AM »
Again?  I thought they were both dead.  That's some grudge!

What about moose?

I got to know Gen. Bert Stubblebine (lampooned as Hopgood in that movie, of which I've seen no more of than this teaser) toward the end of his life.  He said he'd never want to hurt a goat, BTW.

Come to think of it, he's not the only figure investigating the paranormal whom I came to know toward the end of his life who was a point of departure for a portrayal in a major feature film; there was also John Keel -- John Klein & Alexander Leek in The Mothman Prophecies.

Random Topics / Re: Random Food/Beverages On Your Mind
« on: March 02, 2017, 09:32:42 PM »
After success at baked rice pudding, I decided, fuck the recipes, I'm going to make noodle pudding same as if it were rice pudding.  It was only so-so hot, but after chilling overnight it was very good.  I should post about it to .

I heard Jorch gushing over experimenting with Carnivora on cats.  I envisioned Jorch's cat ladies rushing to place orders.  "Here kitty, kitty!  Come get your Carnivora!"
Cats are Carnivora.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: CBS Radio Mystery Theater
« on: March 02, 2017, 09:22:16 PM »
Remember the SCTV parody of Johnny Dollar, Dan Money?

Radio and Podcasts / Re: CBS Radio Mystery Theater
« on: February 26, 2017, 01:11:56 PM »
I don't recall that while listening on WOR.  Maybe the Budweiser inserts went out only on the CBS network.
In fact the whole ad campaign in NYC was odd, but maybe necessitated by the economics of the time.  The Budweiser print ads referred to it as "CBS Radio Mystery Theatre", which would've confused listeners in the NYC area, because they might've tuned in to WCBS for it, not knowing it was on WOR.  Maybe it would've cost too much to produce a different print ad with the "CBS" masked out for insertion into the papers.  Or too much to pay somebody to notice a goof like that.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: CBS Radio Mystery Theater
« on: February 24, 2017, 11:05:57 PM »
I wouldn't mind seeing some of the "college paper" ads from Bud.
I didn't save any, but I recall one that was a cartoon of someone listening to the radio while holding a beer in one hand and biting the nails of his other.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: CBS Radio Mystery Theater
« on: February 24, 2017, 11:03:28 PM »
That's a fucking lie Robert. I wonder if you are misremebering? BUD WAS A YUUUUGE SPONSOR.

I oughta know, I'm the dude that got them all together in one place right? I've heard every episode more than once.
I don't recall that while listening on WOR.  Maybe the Budweiser inserts went out only on the CBS network.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: DMDN programming
« on: February 22, 2017, 11:46:50 PM »
More Questions Than Answers is not my cuppa tea.

I believe, in fact, it sucks big green donkey ball dick.

That show has way too much degenerate faggotry for my taste.
But it's got more laughs than Military X Files, who seem to yuk it up for their own amusement.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: CBS Radio Mystery Theater
« on: February 22, 2017, 11:38:58 PM »
The "funny" thing is that the CBS Radio Mystery Theater wasn't carried on WCBS.  It actually originated from WOR, where it was announced simply as Radio Mystery Theater.  I was a regular listener when it was new.

For reasons I don't know, the show was advertised in print by Budweiser, aiming at college students; they took out ads in college newspapers.  That was during the interval when the "drinking age" had been lowered to 18 before being raised again to 21.  Meanwhile Budweiser didn't advertise on the show itself.

I'm afraid I'll have to spoil an episode I don't remember the name of to illustrate how the show would both honor and counter the clichés of the genre.  It was one of those hoary plots of the death on stage caused by the prop gun's being "accidentally" loaded with a live round.  Everybody had motiv'n, and the show consisted of Fred Gwynne (who was a regular on the series -- ironically, considering his Car 54 role) as the Inspector eliminating suspects 1 by 1 from consider'n, including the one who "confessed".  It ended with the bit of dialog with one character asking whether the murder was never to be solved, and Gwynne's answer, "Why not?  It happens all the time."

Radio and Podcasts / Re: DMDN programming
« on: February 21, 2017, 08:59:46 PM »
Free Talk Live is fairly good too, though I wish there were better programming to represent my political perspective, which they do.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: George Noory Sucks! - The Definitive Compendium
« on: February 21, 2017, 07:59:06 PM »
As an amateur scholar of Noory Theory, I appreciate this latest gem, and will add it to my research notes.  I hope to connect the dots and see how it fits into others such as:

"This universe didn't just happen, it just doesn't make sense! Someone must have planned it!"
"How were the pyramids built?  They didn't have that technology, they must have had help!"
"Why are people acting so crazy lately?  Something is going on here!"
"I think coincidences are trying to tell us something.  I really do!"
"I don't like clowns.  There's just something wrong about clowns!"
You ought to program a Noory simulator.  Then see if his employer's willing to replace him w a machine.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: DMDN programming
« on: February 21, 2017, 07:56:55 PM »
That's funny because you were on foot...right?  :)
Wish I could say that this week.  Very sore hip, probably greater trochanter syndrome.  Whenever I say "trochanter" to friends, they hear "throat cancer" -- so it could be worse.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: DMDN programming
« on: February 21, 2017, 07:54:36 PM »
Shows I especially like on the current DMDN schedule:

Big Picture Science
Military X Files
More Questions Than Answers

Radio and Podcasts / Re: CBS Radio Mystery Theater
« on: February 20, 2017, 08:31:56 AM »
I love OTR of all kinds except Westerns.
Even the origin story episode of The Lone Ranger?  I imagine it was the 1st to air, but maybe not.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: DMDN programming
« on: February 20, 2017, 08:18:36 AM »
Bob, I can't figure out what you're going on about up there
My 1st sentence was practically a different subject from the rest of what I posted about.  Don't take it as a unified matter directed at some single point.

My main point was, the emphasis in DMDN seems misplaced.  It might've been properly placed during the mos. Mr. Bell was on-mic on MITD, but now it's ironic that they have a program they call Paranormal Filler or just Filler when it seems more like MITD is the schedule-filler -- appropriately, considering its late-night placement.  Not to imply Filler is DMDN's best, but it's one of several fairly consistently good programs they run.

Then again, how do people find good streamed programs, other than via such a gimmick as Art Bell's abortive unretirement?  It's not like a radio dial you can tune around.  So it's all referrals, such as the ones in this section of BellGab.

Last month I was killing time on Spring St. in Newton NJ when I stumbled on the studio of NewtRadio, a stream originator that's an outgrowth of, and mostly promotional for, The Newton Theatre, a venerable art house a couple blocks away & across the street.  They'd been online just a few days, and I thought they were a music store front (from the shelves full of CDs that'd just been put up).  I knocked, someone came to the door saying they weren't open, and then the DJ came to explain they were streaming.  They turned out to have some fairly good but also some rather pedestrian music programming.

Hmm...maybe I was making a point at the beginning inadvertently connected to the main point.  If, say, it was Mr. Rowland's idea to get Mr. Bell on the wire for a period, then mfr. an excuse for him to quit, to promote DMDN, that might've been a good business move that we, the audience, could benefit by.  But if that were the case, you'd think that by now his focus would've been off Ms. Wade.  Or was he thinking there'd be audience resentment even at this late date if it became too obvious that'd been the plan all along?

Radio and Podcasts / Re: CBS Radio Mystery Theater
« on: February 19, 2017, 09:00:55 PM »

Radio and Podcasts / Re: CBS Radio Mystery Theater
« on: February 19, 2017, 09:00:18 PM »
CBS Radio
Mystery Theater
They have an adapt'n of A.C. Doyle's "The Lost Special" they called "The Mysterious Rochdale Special" which anyone interested in knowing where the TV serial Lost came from, and in solving its mystery, should listen to if they get a chance.

Radio and Podcasts / DMDN programming
« on: February 19, 2017, 06:12:06 PM »
The Dark Matter Digital Network is Keith Rowland's baby, right?  That Art Bell invested in but has cashed out of?

I don't know about the rest of you, but of DMDN's programs I've listened to, most are more interesting than their supposed flagship show, Midnight in the Desert -- maybe (though probably not) even when it was MITD with Art Bell.  Admittedly, I wouldn't have been likely to have tried it had it not been for Art Bell, and I probably wouldn't've found out about MITD had I not Googled GNS.

Ms. Wade (and her producer) does have the harder job, in that her show is live & consumes so many hours, while many of the others on the network are pre-recorded, produce just an hour or a few a week, and in most cases are co-hosted by several regulars rather than solo like Ms. Wade.  But I wonder if more should be done to promote the other shows in preference to MITD.  And you don't have to stay up late to listen to the other shows, and many of them provide no-charge (but no-guarantee) ways to listen after the initial 'casting of them, via reruns and podcasts (seems Mr. Rowland doesn't have exclusive rights, unless I'm mistaken).

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Saw Art yesterday
« on: February 12, 2017, 04:46:48 PM »
You guys, I don't really know how to explain it properly, but I think my three year old daughter is the reincarnation of Art. Now, I know what you're saying "My lord, Art isn't dead" and you'd be correct, but hear me out.

I had dug out my old "My First Sony" cassette recorder, radio, and microphone set after finding a pack of unopened cassette tapes at a thrift store while doing some christmas shopping. So I got it all cleaned up and in working condition again and gave it to her for christmas. As soon as she opened up the gift bag she did the normal little kid routine of screaming and jumping around, just super excited about her gift for the year. Then she stops and got really serious. She opened up the cassette door and started looking at the internals, like really looking at them. After a minute of this she looks at me and started babbling about how dirty the heads were, and then looks me dead in the eyes and said how she couldn't be expected to broadcast a show with such low quality equipment and something about providing "the network" with low quality audio. I laughed it off, figured she was playing some kind of game.

Anyway, about a week goes by and she starts to develop this routine where every night at 10pm she gets out of bed, turns on a small desk lamp, and proceeds to interview one of her stuffed animals. I can hear her in her room saying things about how great the desert is, and sometimes she gets really worked up about "skeptricks" and "detrunkers" as she calls them and keeps mentioning the "hit rate" of one of her bears. There was one time where I swear she was talking about how beautiful asian women are, which is just nuts for a three year old girl to say, I probably didn't hear her right.

Now she's asking me for a clean ashtray every night. I don't know how she would have learned the word ashtray as no one she knows smokes and I doubt she's ever even seen an ashtray.

What should I do?
Line up sponsors, of course.  And give her whatever she wants, she's headed for the top.

Reminds me of when I was little, recording with Daddy on the Webcor with the magic eye tube, saying, "Mistake.  Erase."

Random Topics / Re: The Jet Thread
« on: February 11, 2017, 09:13:26 AM »
GENERAL ALBERT STUBBLEBINE, UNITED STATES ARMY (RETIRED) – Commanding General of Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), 1981 - 1984. Also commanded U.S. Army's Intelligence Center. Former head of Imagery Interpretation for Scientific and Technical Intelligence. 32-year Army career. Inducted into the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame in 1990.
And just died Feb. 5.  I got to know him & his wife Rima Laibow thru Ralph Fucetola, the other member of the board of the Natural Solutions Foundation.  And then Feb. 6 Rima's previous husband died too.

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