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I read recently that "toomeric" is a common British pron. of turmeric.

Random Topics / Re: how can straight people take back the rainbow?
« on: May 18, 2017, 07:33:32 PM »
i think I still have a rainbow ribbon from ~1979.  It was an anti-draft thing IIRC.

Heck, I'm wondering how we can take back the swastika. Or the word "gay".  Or "gender" & "sex".  At least we got folk music back, I think.

and a supple wrist helps, too.
If you're a gumball wizard, you need an iron fist.

I do not understand the root cause of his habit of asking a question that was just answered, sometimes in excruciating detail. I doubt that even he can be that stupid.
Maybe he's just imitating Bob & Ray, who did that routine a lot, most famously in the interview of the expert on the Kimodo Dragon.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Art Bell
« on: May 02, 2017, 08:08:10 PM »
Asa Bell.  Is that clear?

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Art Bell
« on: May 02, 2017, 08:04:16 PM »
Albert Armand Bell, or for short....

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Art Bell
« on: May 02, 2017, 07:57:09 PM »
Alexander Bell. Has a nice ring to it.
So does Audi Bell.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Art Bell
« on: May 02, 2017, 07:54:47 PM »
Time to break out the drone!

Any guesses for the next Baby Bell's name?  You know it has to start with an A.
Alexander/Alexandra too obvious?

Politics / Re: The Libertarian Way to Leave a Tip
« on: May 02, 2017, 07:43:40 PM »
Someone I knew had printed cards (same wording as on the pictured envelope) decades ago.  Might've been Jim Lewis, I forget.  Maybe Andy Melechinski.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Art Bell
« on: April 29, 2017, 05:59:06 PM »
We know Art still comes on here sometimes. Oh, how I'd love to see his face as he scrolls down his thread to see post after post going on about his luscious moobs.
Was that entirely a product of someone's image composition, or is there a story behind it?

I got 'em just from being fat.  If you subtracted the belly, then it would look like gynecomastia.

Know who gets gynecomastia most often?  Alcoholics.  Liver fx declines to where the estrogen that's a catabolite of androgens builds up to female levels.  Can happen sometimes just from getting old.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: has george noory ever told a lie?
« on: April 29, 2017, 05:50:42 PM »

Where to start.  How about 'I do 8 hours of prep work for each show, then I come on the air and do 4 more hours'.  Followed up with having Lisa Lyings sending out emails in responnce to complaints that George is the hardest working man in radio.
If any of that is true then he may as well stop, because the show sounds like he walks in completely cold just about every single night.
No, it often sounds worse.  If he came in completely cold & conducted the show that way, all golly gee whiz, that wouldn't be so bad, and sometimes it is indeed that way.  I've heard emcees w that style who were pretty good.  But often it sounds like he prepped a little in some retarded way, seizing on some irrelevancies while missing the big picture.  The interviewee mentions something Noory recognizes from his prep, & he thinks, "Aha!  This is where my preparation pays off."  Then he jumps in & derails the interview.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: has george noory ever told a lie?
« on: April 29, 2017, 05:42:40 PM »
Noory stated he was #2 behind Rush Limbaugh, never mentioning that he was #2 in affiliates, not listeners.
Oh.  Looking at the subject line, your not having quoted anything, I thought you meant Noory stated he & Limbaugh were #2 & #1 in lies, respectively.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: The "Exposing PseudoAstronomy" Podcast
« on: April 29, 2017, 05:38:14 PM »
Impact craters form from hypervelocity impacts, where when the impactor strikes, it's moving faster than it and the ground can react: Sound speed.  Sound speed isn't just how fast sound travels, it's how fast each adjacent molecule in a material can move to let the ones next to it that something has happened.  That means that your intuition about what "should" happen goes away.  In a hypervelocity impact, almost nothing matters except for the total kinetic energy of the impactor.  Direction doesn't matter -- it would in a non-hypervelocity impact.
It's like when people see JFK's head on film jerk backward from an ostensible gunshot, they think it must've been from a shot in front, to conserve momentum, when actually the chief effect of the bullet is to pressurize the skull contents, which pressure is relieved mostly thru the biggest opening, the exit wound.  So the main thing here is the pressure xmitted to the ground by the impact, which tries to relieve itself isotropically.

What is the story there Gravity?   Hell, in Texas I would figured thirty ought six casings would be so common they are mixed in with gravel..............
In Nevada too, which is why a casing found in the BLM plot behind the Bells' would mean nothing.  I found casings in New York City too.

No, I think John Kennedy had the severe misfortune to get in the way of, 1st, a bullet intended for John Connally, 2nd, a bullet that would've been intended for Oswald had a finger not found the trigger prematurely.  Remember, folks, that's not where your finger should be while you're finding your target.

But he was good at dodging bullets metaphorically.  At least he never got another chance to kill the rest of us.

Paranormal - Conspiracy - UFOs - Etc. / Re: Joe Friday And The UFO's
« on: April 28, 2017, 12:11:03 AM »
One thing the series did very differently from Dragnet was to use an old technique from serials: the misleading cliffhanger.  Project UFO would go into a commercial break with a puzzling or shocking shot from a certain POV, then not at the next resumption but maybe the one after that, maybe even after 2 breaks, "explain" it with a more informative shot.  Very effective, lots of fun.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Art Bell
« on: April 21, 2017, 09:28:33 PM » shut down beginning of this mo., slightly less than 3 mos. of oper'n.

Random Topics / Re: Weird Geographical Information
« on: April 14, 2017, 09:49:58 PM »
One might think that C2C folks and the like are a new phenomena but really our country was often founded, explored, or developed by zealots, crackpots, flim-flam artists, fundamentalists, crazies, drunks, and the like, in addition to the Founders etc (though some of them could be questionable even.) I love it. This stuff is nothing new and I hope it doesn't change (no violence or abuse though.)
That's why when I get a chance, I should get & read The Rogue Republic.  Maybe should combine it w a trip to today's Dominion of West Fla.  Like when I addressed a post card to my friend Nancy in Mich., "Upper Canada".

But I think I first want to get & read Continental Dash.  I figured the companion music to it should be Brian Eno's "Taking Tiger Mtn. (By Strategy)":

We climbed & we climbed, oh how we climbed, my how we climbed

Up the poles, of course.

Over the stars

Over, in the sense of "north of", the stars as in Stars & Stripes, i.e. north of the USA.

to top Tiger Mtn.

Which exists in Wash. state near the telegraph line.  There is no real Tiger Mtn. in China, although there is a Dragon & Tiger Mtn. there.

forcing the lines thru the snow.

Of course, the telegraph line thru the snow of Russian North America (now Alaska).

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Hated radio hosts/personalities
« on: April 12, 2017, 04:43:04 PM »
Is this about those we love to hate, or just those we think perform badly?  George Noory performs badly, and some find it fun to discuss how bad his shows get -- some Nooryisms are hilarious -- but does anyone enjoy hating him?

Random Topics / Re: Weird Geographical Information
« on: April 10, 2017, 11:24:23 AM »
As an aside, Leonora is somewhat famous for having a connection to Herbert Hoover.
I flew as a baby with Herbert Hoover.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Art Bell
« on: April 09, 2017, 09:00:32 AM »
You just need a mic and a computer to do a podcast.

Why the need for this whole expensive live streaming setup? Why keep some bloated operation around if it is not making money?

If it is for the fans then why charge for archives to listen to Heather Wade?

Ok so the idea is we gotta take live calls..


Does needing to take live calls justify the huge expense of the entire bloated Dark Matter Network business?

Why can't Art just drop a podcast occasionally for his fans? Forget live calls. It would literally be free and Apple would pay for the hosting. Wouldn't be long before major advertisers came knocking. He could work with "Podcast One" or a similar company who knows what they are doing.

Surely that would have been better than this current situation with so many unhappy fans who not only felt duped by Sirius but were also feeling duped into supporting a network that now has a totally different person heading the flagship show.
Do we know that DMDN as a whole does not make $ as a streaming service?  Did it ever occur to you that the marginal cost of staying on 24/7, therefore having an overnight slot to fill, may be nil?  Or that "the flagship show" is now mostly filler on the schedule?  What station has its flagship show or talent overnight?  What movie house makes its $ chiefly on midnight shows?

You can get some idea of the cost of keeping a stream online by looking at the books of a not-for-profit foundation doing so.  I gave WFMU as an example a while back.  It may be a little hard to tease out the cost of an individual stream from their books, but it's not insuperable.  One of their services, the Give The Drummer Stream, is on 24/7 with a slowly increasing number of live-emceed programs (mostly DJs) and the rest a curated automated recorded music program; the live-emceed programs originate from various locations.  Donations to Auricle Communications support that alongside WFMU's broadcasting, streaming, and other projects.

Over this winter (they seem to have pulled the plug) there was , an advertising-supported project of The Newton [NJ] Theatre, that was run by former staff of a Centenary College station that was sold.  Largely it existed to promote the Theatre.  It was a 24/7 stream that was majority live DJ'd, the rest curated automated music, and they also originated at least one program for another streaming service that simul-streamed them.  The fact that they got off the ground shows it's not that expensive, but the fact that they stopped shows the costs of streaming aren't trivial.  They were in a storefront in downtown Newton.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Missing Richard Simmons
« on: April 08, 2017, 09:51:29 PM »
Maybe he lost so much weight he disappeared.

Random Topics / Re: 2017 BellGab Awards - Best Use of a profile avatar
« on: April 08, 2017, 09:48:38 PM »
Am I the only one who appreciates the way Wolfie laughs at stuff posted here?

The video seems to show a dump truck or garbage truck, but the news people call it a beer truck. Do Swedes haul beer in a dump truck?
With taxes like they have, you hide the beer in anything.

Paranormal - Conspiracy - UFOs - Etc. / Re: The Mandela Effect
« on: April 06, 2017, 08:24:53 PM »
No. Your memory is correct. I remember the same thing. He went to the South Pole and had a heart attack. He was evacuated but died.
You sure you're not mixing him up w the doctor w breast ca?

I'll entertain the possibility that B.J. Snowden's song "Conspiracy" was correct.

Paranormal - Conspiracy - UFOs - Etc. / Re: The Mandela Effect
« on: April 02, 2017, 08:54:48 PM »
People had bad memories before.

Your hypothesis does nothing to address this fact.

transparent shell
Of course they had bad memories before, & they had the Mandela effect before.  They just called it something else, like confabulation.

Another example I recall from the show: Looney Tunes.  They were always spelled that way, one of a group of imitations of the Silly Symphonies sound cartoons with music, including Merrie Melodies.  (That's the one with the weird spelling; it was never "Merry".)  The spelling "Toons" that people have confabulated comes from Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, which popularized "toon" as an abbr. for "cartoon" -- a recent development, picked up for instance by the Steve Jackson role playing game Toon.  So it's really the "Toons" spelling that's recently been usurping the original & official spelling.

People imagine Cary Grant said, "Judy, Judy, Judy" because a particular mimic of him put that in his mouth because it sounded funny & allowed him to perseverate in exaggerating a particular of the actor's speech mannerisms.

Remember his bragging about his athletic prowess in school and and full-collegiate scholarship potential? How he "narrowly" missed out on that? Funny, Harvey S. Lowery High School in Dearborn, Michigan, no yearbook, no high-school newspaper "The Lowery Light" nor any of the weekly newspapers from 1965 to 1968 has a single mention of George Noory playing ANY sports. Nor was he listed on any team roster for the Polar Bears.
Did you try looking under "Dave"?

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Art Bell
« on: April 01, 2017, 07:22:01 PM »
As far as the talent issue well Keith treated many hosts like complete shit just for asking to be on his fledgling network.
Please name names.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Art Bell
« on: March 31, 2017, 07:47:38 PM »
the "Dark Matter Network" accepted peoples money and turned down legitimate talent that would help grow the network.
I don't know much about Heather but it probably would have been better to just give Heather a show on the Network instead of having her be some kind of successor to Art. It is how they marketed her as Arts successor that has stifled her career due to the backlash of Art Bells hardcore fanbase. She simply couldn't live up to peoples expectations. Your talking about stepping into the shoes of a legend, its not exactly easy filling airtime and if she had proper guidance she would have built a show that hid her weaknesses.
That's interesting.  Ordinarily late night would be where you'd stick your weakest.  I do find most of the earlier-hours shows on DMDN better than MITD.  Maybe the problem is not the time slot, not the legacy that it's "Art Bell's show", but the total hours a week -- or maybe the number of co-hosts, her working solo while the better DMDN shows tend to be panel-hosted.

I've written here about how Jason Jarvis took over his mother Judy's show when she sickened & then died, after he'd been her producer.  He actually lasted a few yrs. as m.c.

Then again, who'd've thought that after Steve Allen quit, Tonight would go on so long?

Paranormal - Conspiracy - UFOs - Etc. / Re: The Mandela Effect
« on: March 30, 2017, 10:47:46 PM »
If the examples of Mandela effect are as the examples the guest who was recently on MITD said, then the Mandela effect is simply a matter of people's bad memories.  I always remembered it as "Magic mirror"; "Mirror, mirror" was probably the result of someone's duplication of a word when they couldn't remember what went there which people do all the time with songs.  Oscar Mayer wouldn't even be pronounced the same as Meyer.  And I don't even remember the other examples, but I recalled them the correct way as opposed to the consensus way.  So this is just some big tsimmes made from people's making likely confabulations to fill likely gaps in memory.

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