Let's try this again. I listened to the Sunday June 1st
show but really wasn't into it that much. Some dame calls in and asks whether Crazy Raspberry ants are a new form of terrorist attack - It was that kind of night. Early on, cryptozoologist Loren Coleman talked about the Thunderbird, La Bruja, Bigfoot and Yeti. For anyone interested in an internship at Coleman's museum in Portland, Maine, check out www.cryptomundo.com
.Mon. June 2nd - Dawkins' Creek
Noory starts off with the news, and when he gets to the death announcement of Bo Diddley, he is joined by none other then ........*drum roll*...BILLY GIBBONS
of ZZ Top
! The two briefly discuss Gibbons close friendship with Diddley, Diddley's contributions to music and his influence on guitarists.
"The World's Greatest Storyteller", author Lionel Fanthorpe
comes in next and talks about Voodoo, Santeria, Obeah, etc. (***Factoid - The island of Nevis is reknowned in the Leewards for it's Obeah practitioners***
) I started to have some trouble with the KHOW stream, and when I finally found an agreeable replacement, the first word I heard was "WERESHARK!".***Wow***
The two talk about lycanthropy; African Leopard Cults can be traced back to ancient Egypt and Osiris, and the amount of nuclear energy it would take to actually change human cells into animal cells would be enough to blow up a mountain. Fanthorpe then talks about Spring Heeled Jack (he's cool
) at George's request, and rounds out his time talking about the story and disturbances at the Chase burial vault in Barbados. Dr. George Vaillant
, Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, features for just over the middle 2 hours of the show. Vaillant covers such topics spirituality and genetics, limbic system evolution, and scientific recording of positive emotions. Somewhat subdued, but still very interesting subject matter. Vaillant proves a point by using a cool analysis of the Icarus story and how the story had to be told from the point of view of someone who was afraid of getting near the sun because in reality, the higher we fly the colder it gets, so Icarus' wing-wax would be just fine. At one point, the NightHawk asks Vaillant if he thinks there is a difference between faith
. The good Dr. asks George to define the terms a bit more so that he could better answer the question, and when George gets to the fate part we get that familiar reprise "Fate told me not to go through a green light....
" - I think most of us know the rest. Noory calls the doctor George Val-lent
all night until late in the segment the doctor corrects him, saying it's pronounced Vall-iant
, which was kind of funny. Some caller phones in to inform the Hawk & the Doc that his birthday is on 12/12, and his father died at age 62, and the caller was turning 62 on 12/12. Spooky
Most of the last hour was open lines. @ 4:42 A.M. EST George slips in the word portal for the first, and @ 4:52 A.M. EST, we hear about the Illuminati for the first. The show ended with a brutal call from an 83 year-old WWII navy vet, and I felt sympathetic for both host and caller. George tried hard to get the vet to release details of how Hitler managed to escape to Paris w/ Eva Braun, but the vet decided after letting the fact slip that loose-lips sink ships and clammed-up on the NightHawk regarding the "classified intelligence".George's Gem of the Night
- During the segment with Dr. Vaillant, British etholoigist Richard Dawkins' name came up quite a bit.George
- " You know every time I hear the name Richard Dawkins I think of The Family Feud. That was the host's name right, wasn't it?