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Do we have any indication Mr. Senda would be interested in doing a 4 hrs. nightly show?

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: December 07, 2017, 10:14:43 PM »
It was at home, resting, taking a night off.


You sure it wasn't in the parlor w the candlestick holder?

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Last night I noticed Ms. Wade's sounding less seductive, and twangier than ever.  I think she might be trying to sound like the Paranormal Filler hosts, but it doesn't suit her.

So I've decided to vote "yes" here on general principles.  I don't think I've ever heard Mr. Senda, but am willing to take a pig-in-a-poke chance the interplay makes the show sound better.

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OK, now I've sampled a recent YouTube of Mr. Senda's touting an event of his.  A little slow, but I'd guess that as a co-host w Ms. Wade he'd talk faster.  He'd have to.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Whomever
« on: December 07, 2017, 08:05:42 AM »
I managed to be awake thru some of the show last night w the Italian-accented astronomer who kept flattering Ms. Wade because she flattered him.

The miscimpression of Earth's being at the center of universe expansion goes away if the expansion of 3 spatial dimensions is understood as taking place in 4-space.

Increase of wavelengths of radiation by absorption, while it makes mathematic sense (you can solve Beer's Law in those terms), is not how EM radiation behaves.  The absorption soaks up whole quanta; while it may result in re-emission at longer wavelengths, it's nowhere like the linear process put forth last night.

When I woke up & heard a 3rd fishy statement he made, I made a mental note to rebut it here in the morning, but I forgot it.  I remember someone's having phoned in about something else.

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Right but he's saying the opposite to make a point about how prevalent racist images of black people were and what it said about white culture back then.
Never thought of it that way.  Usu. the satirist just exaggerates.  But come to think of it, I've enjoyed many versions wherein the satirist both exaggerates & reverses.  Like Orson Bean's "Amelicatown".
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The images Shay uploaded aren't satire. They're real ads.
Some of them are gags, but I'm familiar w the real ones you're referring to.

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I'm sure if women want that look then they would not bother to begin with.  Not a very good proposition.  Love your Paul Masson Welles avatar, Shay.  LOL


I've got to believe he did those takes for the laughs.

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That's why once Robert Crumb took acid in the 60s he started making stuff like this:



Because when he was a kid the real thing wasn't far from it and it was all around him.  ;D
Cute, never saw that Crumb, thanks.  But wouldn't the usual caricature run the opposite way, i.e. African cannibals?

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I dunno, is Mr. Senda much good?

Ms. Wade has me convinced she's genuinely interested in the usual subject matter of her show, her voice is seductive, and she seems to be trying.  Unfortunately she often doesn't seem to be any more knowledgeable than Mr. Noory, even if she's actually paying att'n to what she's doing, so her results don't necessarily turn out better.  A few weeks ago she didn't even know the extent of the AM radio, medium wave, broadcasting band in the USA; how are you in that job w/o even knowing that?!

But then, she's on late night radio.  Hers may be said to be the flagship program of Dark Matter, but it's among the weakest on the schedule -- but it makes sense they'd have their better programs on at other hours.  It's the "flagship" only because Art Bell, a meaningless distinction now AFAICT.  The other programs on Dark Matter handle the same topics as "Midnight in the Desert" better & more entertainingly, and cover others too.  Most of the better programs on DMDN have co-emcees, so I'm inclined to think Ms. Wade's sharing the mic would be a good thing.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: I remember that one time George...
« on: September 29, 2017, 09:15:15 PM »
Smoked a cigarette using the wrong end. Classic.
He stuck it in his tush?  How were you able to hear him, then?

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Radio and Podcasts / Is anybody on b'cast radio comparable to Noory?
« on: September 06, 2017, 03:14:59 PM »
I mean in terms of prominence & tenure in comparison to care & effort?

Nominations entertained here.  Please state your reasons.

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Random Topics / Re: Ruin a band's name with one letter
« on: September 06, 2017, 03:09:26 PM »
I already sort-of insulted Knotwork at a performance a few years ago by sort-of accusing them of plagiarizing a tune they said they'd composed, so what do I have to lose w them by changing their name to Snotwork?

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Random Topics / Re: Ruin a band's name with one letter
« on: September 06, 2017, 03:02:37 PM »
Doesn't count...you added a letter. You can only change one..that is the LAW.
When I saw the subject line, I thought for sure you meant "with" to mean "by adding".  Then I saw your examples & realized you named the thread wrong.

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Random Topics / Re: Ruin a band's name with one letter
« on: September 06, 2017, 12:41:16 PM »
If The Modern Lovers became The Modern Livers, what would that say?  Maybe not a ruin.

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Random Topics / subject line roulette
« on: September 03, 2017, 05:47:14 PM »
The people that we miss on the awesome forum
Bizarre Cases of the missing and murdered

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Have I explained here how Twin Peaks was a prequel to The Hidden?

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Random Topics / Re: Reading Minds: The CoastGab Book Club
« on: September 03, 2017, 05:40:23 PM »
I recently read Contact by Carl Sagan.  Gee, seems he was actually a good writer!  The book was actually adapted from a treatment for the movie, but came out well before the movie sold.  Couple of funny flubs, though.  In one someone in an orbiting space station that kept the same face to Earth was said to be "on his feet", which he hadn't been before; what it could mean to be on one's feet in zero-G, I don't know, and the nano-gravity from turning once per revolution of Earth doesn't mean a thing.  Possibly an editing error if the passage had previously been intended to take place on Earth.  The other flub was the attitude that space aliens would see something awfully sinister in the telecast of the opening of the 1936 Olympics, which was just a talking head speaking a language they wouldn't know.  Because Hitler, it seems.

Then I read Two Clues by Erle Stanley Gardner, being two of his Sheriff Bill Eldon novelettes.  Interesting character who makes me wish he, rather than or in addition to Perry Mason, had been adapted for TV.

Then I finished Jack Boyle's Boston Blackie.  Amazing that such a reader-manipulative thoroughly incredible melodrama could still work, or even that it ever did, but it did on me.

Now I'm back to The Da Vinci Code, which I started reading in the library of the School for Professional Children while waiting for my tutoring client there several years ago.  Got it in epub recently, but my Kobo e-reader acted up after I read only a little more, now doesn't seem to read anything, so until I figure that out or decide to read it on desktop, that's how it stands.

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Politics / Re: The Statues
« on: September 03, 2017, 05:22:23 PM »
like Kaddafi(sic) the spelling has changed over the years or depending where you see it.)
I prefer Qadaffy so I can alter it to QuackDaffy.

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Paranormal - Conspiracy - UFOs - Etc. / Re: BBC Take on the Illuminati
« on: September 03, 2017, 04:47:03 PM »
And they say this forum is dead. Heh!
Think The Man Who Met Andy Griffith would still be alive?

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Art Bell
« on: August 27, 2017, 09:16:18 PM »
Thanks Art!

CHANGE OF TOPIC:

I was not a Navy guy, I was USAF so this question goes out to you Navy guys. How on God's green Earth can (4) U.S. Navy Warships collide with freighters? Even a Naval idiot like me knows those ships have enough Radar going to excuse the pun (sink a ship). All in the same part of the World? Would some of you please comment on how strange this is and why you think this is happening with the sad loss of life and treasure???

Art Bell

Where's he posting this stuff?

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: George Noory Sucks! - The Definitive Compendium
« on: August 27, 2017, 09:04:35 PM »
Approval data the FDA uses to approve drugs is supplied by the pharmaceutical company itself.
True, but how else would you have it?  The studies are very expensive.  If you had the idea of testing a new drug, medical device, food additive, or pesticide (the latter for EPA registration), whose resources would you commandeer to do so, if not your own?

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Politics / Re: The nutjobs that are on both sides
« on: August 27, 2017, 08:47:28 PM »
Oh.  When I saw the subject line, & being this is BellGab, I thought you meant individual nut jobs who managed to be on both sides of some issue -- i.e. a person arguing w hirself.

Say...do you know of any nut jobs like that on this issue?  I'm sure they're out there.

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Paranormal - Conspiracy - UFOs - Etc. / Re: BBC Take on the Illuminati
« on: August 18, 2017, 10:10:51 PM »
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170809-the-accidental-invention-of-the-illuminati-conspiracy

Well written article with interesting historical content.  Doubt it will be embraced by some here, but still a good read.
I became acquainted w Bob Shea in the late 1970s, & Bob Wilson in the late 1980s, having been introduced by libertarian friends.  I even wound up contributing to Shea's last 'zine.  I wouldn't credit them much w accidentally spreading the Illuminati idea.  They were influential, however, and a frequent unacknowledged source in Hollywood.  They chose to do Illuminatus! in Joycean style, so they could hardly blame Umberto Eco for writing on their material in a far more approachable manner.  I will say, though, that few people would've heard of Principia Discordia if not for them.  Kerry Thornley meanwhile had his life made a Hell by Jim Garrison.  At the line in JFK, "Who else's life are you going to ruin?" I wanted to shout back, "Kerry Thornley!"

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Michael Savage
« on: August 14, 2017, 11:03:32 PM »
Doc Savage uttered a Nooryism on today's show -- he said Robert E. Lee & Abraham Lincoln became friends after the Civil War.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Art Bell
« on: July 26, 2017, 09:41:48 PM »
I would say some people are just sick, my Ramona had no Life Insurance nor did I, I still have none. Has this board come to the point that you all have nothing better to do than sit around and make sick stuff up?
Not sick, just trolling.  Nobody seriously entertains such a suspicion.  Apparently it was effective at getting you to respond.

People had an understandable beef about your having boosted that which didn't deserve such boosting, and some who couldn't accept that it was a judgment call doubted your sincerity.  But apparently that alone wasn't enough to get you to respond, so some of them resorted to ridiculous trolling, & it seems to have worked.

Then again, such content is now typical here.  Lisa (Mrs. Kenny), if you're reading this, this is one of the reasons I've been scarce on BellGab lately.  The other reason is that I don't have much to comment on lately; I tend to go to sleep earlier now, and on the computer I've been using recently the sound hasn't been working.

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Funny thing is that maybe overall that jerk guy did her enormous favor judging from pictures of people supporting her
and overall spin effect from his complain, maybe if he didn't complained to the police she would just sold some drinks & cookies
and that would be more less that's it,.. but in this case he give her much bigger publicity.
Could've been a shill.

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Random Topics / Re: How did you discover Art Bell?
« on: June 29, 2017, 08:13:33 PM »
He came on WABC in the time slot, & largely filling the role, previously filled by John Bachelor & Paul Alexander in their "Conspiracy Radio" show; I don't know what its official name was.  Plus, Curtis Sliwa on WABC made fun of Bell.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: 5 Worst Talk Radio/Podcasts
« on: June 23, 2017, 11:19:38 PM »
You people have no idea what bad is.

How could any of these have been as bad as Kenny G's old WFMU show, whose last run was titled "An Hour of Pain"?  Kenneth Goldsmith's conceptual art included such things as readings in intallments of all the previous year's weather forecasts off WINS.  It's not only hard to think of anybody's program as bad as Kenny G's, it's hard to conceive of any program as bad as Kenny G's.

However, I've heard some really bad radio talk shows by people who were not trying to be bad.  One of them was a guy whose name I forgot who leased time on WVNJ to emcee a phone-in talk show.  He kept referring to "that whole setup there" and similarly vague ramblings.

WFUV had a program called "That's Interesting" which was anything but.  The m.c. sounded like she was falling asleep.  Every.  Time.

Then there was Paul deBrul's extremely strident WNYC program, "CSS [Communithy Service Society] Hotline".  He brooked no opposition from phoners-in like me.
Gah!  Now I see I posted substantially the same material when this thread was new!  Maybe we should just reduce these to a hash address.  Like, "gha08y9", and people would react "LOL" like the prisoners invoking old jokes by #.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: 5 Worst Talk Radio/Podcasts
« on: June 23, 2017, 11:09:48 PM »
You people have no idea what bad is.

How could any of these have been as bad as Kenny G's old WFMU show, whose last run was titled "An Hour of Pain"?  Kenneth Goldsmith's conceptual art included such things as readings in intallments of all the previous year's weather forecasts off WINS.  It's not only hard to think of anybody's program as bad as Kenny G's, it's hard to conceive of any program as bad as Kenny G's.

However, I've heard some really bad radio talk shows by people who were not trying to be bad.  One of them was a guy whose name I forgot who leased time on WVNJ to emcee a phone-in talk show.  He kept referring to "that whole setup there" and similarly vague ramblings.

WFUV had a program called "That's Interesting" which was anything but.  The m.c. sounded like she was falling asleep.  Every.  Time.

Then there was Paul deBrul's extremely strident WNYC program, "CSS [Communithy Service Society] Hotline".  He brooked no opposition from phoners-in like me.

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I'm just wondering what the story was behind that adorable "Fuck" Like a Comma pose.

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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Art Bell
« on: May 27, 2017, 06:55:40 PM »
What's great about that avatar is I can't help but hear whatever you write in his voice.

Me?  I got this wolf here.

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