Church of the SubGenius Hour of Slack #1306 — The Bepiped One Cometh: New Oldies 1970 to 2011
Inspired by Rev. Suds’ “best-of” show last week, and motivated by a lack of Time Control, this episode is a mix of Classic Old and Unheard-Of New, plus some New Very-Old. Truly new pieces by The Psycho Skeletons, SODDI, The Large and Rev. Maynard Brainard mix with previously very rare Firesign Theatre radio bits (from 1970 — yet NEW!). Half the show however is pulled, yanked, and excavated from our archives of SubGenius original audio dating from 1977 to 2004. I, Stang, have set up a system whereby I can nab one audio file per album from all our old Media Barrage and Bobsong collections, as well as categorized material from Hour of Slack shows from the 1990s until around 2004 (when I stopped trying to categorize everything), and thus assemble relatively new-sounding shows from ancient crumbling bits of tape with relative ease.
"The more you spend on bureaucracy, the less control you have directly over your Empire. The less you spend on bureaucracy, the more you have to tighten your grip, and the more star systems slip through your fingers."
Excellent roundtable essay on the financial feasibility of Emperor Palpatine’s Galactic Empire.
I have just been inadvertently subjected to ten minutes of ITV’s Royal Wedding coverage, during which a pundit claimed that Prince William was “educated in the real world”, and a street reporter approached a Canadian couple in the street outside Kate Middleton’s hotel and asked them, “So, what brings you here today?”
“PHENOMENON: When you read more than you speak, often you don’t pronounce the words properly in your mind when you read. So what you end up with is a new 2 second lag before you figure out how to say certain non phonetic words you lazily read incorrectly all of the time.”—
"The Baptists showed up to protest at the funeral of local hero Staff Sgt Jason Rogers who was killed in Afghanistan, but left town in a hurry, apparently, without making a significant appearance at the funeral. It seems they were “dissuaded” from their task by the friendly folk of Rankin County, Mississippi."
"However, the paper does not argue that this is because believers have divine protection. Instead, it said those with faith tend to live healthier lifestyles, are less likely to drink or smoke too much, take drugs or be sexually promiscuous."
"Nye ran afoul of the faithful by remarking that it is not true that the moon generates its own light as opposed to reflecting light. This contradicted Genesis 1:16, which says quite clearly (if only Nye bothered to read it) that “God made two great lights — the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars.” Fortunately, there were educated people in the audience who proceeded to boo Nye and walk out."
"A majority of Americans say school libraries shouldn’t provide kids with titles that contain explicit language, but most are okay with stocking the Bible, and, to a lesser extent, other religious texts such as the Torah and the Koran, say the results of a recent poll by the market research firm Harris Interactive.
"Generally speaking, older people with less education are more likely to believe in banning certain titles…"