THE PREPOSTEROUS BOLLOX OF THE SITUATION

A collection of stuff, things, nonsense, rants, raves, pretties, sillies, and gee-gaws from Rev. Hugo Nebula, Ordained Minister of the Church of the SubGenius. (And boobs. Sometimes there are boobs. Just like in real life.) Thank you for reading.
 

 

 

 

 
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"I’m not liking the new cover for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, looks more Lolita!"

Wasn’t sure this was real, but it’s listed on Amazon UK.

(via Twitter / eliistender10)

"We have just announced on the Official Google Blog that we will soon retire Google Reader (the actual date is July 1, 2013). We know Reader has a devoted following who will be very sad to see it go. We’re sad too.

"There are two simple reasons for this: usage of Google Reader has declined, and as a company we’re pouring all of our energy into fewer products. We think that kind of focus will make for a better user experience…"

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This is the uncut second half of a two-hour special live episode of Rev. Susie the Floozie’s show on WREK-Atlanta, “Bob’s” Slack Time Funhouse, with the visiting Princess Wei ‘R.’ Doe and Rev. Ivan Stang as guests along with Rev. Vaylor Trucks of Bonobos Convergence. Two very weird tracks from Susie’s bulldada LP Collection are featured: “The Nasty Picture” and “War” from the bizarre album “Worlds of Youth.” Subjects covered in the live conversations: Radio you can smell; History of SubG radio; Dr. Legume Fan Club; Vaylor and Stang recite a Captain Beefheart poem from memory; The Shaggs; Doktors 4 “Bob”; no taste vs. no shame; porno religion; the Church a.i., Zeppo; badfilms and greatfilms about Nazis from space or the future; movie reviews; SubGenius Kids; Wiz of Oz; acid reflex; “Bob”; how well Ennio Morricone’s score for “For a Few Dollars More” perfectly matches the Monster Hunter video game.

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- Live on WREK Atlanta 2012-12-08

Rev. Susie the Floozie’s show on WREK-Atlanta, “Bob’s” Slack Time Funhouse, is almost always carefully prepared with exacting machine-gun editing. This episode is an exception. She allowed the visiting Princess Wei ‘R.’ Doe and Rev. Ivan Stang to join her for two hours of live radio, of which this is Part One. Later in the show they were joined by Rev. Vaylor Trucks of Bonobos Convergence. Two truly bulldada tracks from the Floozeum LP Collection are played: “Martyrs” from the incredible album “Worlds of Youth,” and “Entropy” by Bruce Haack, one of the weirdest hipster albums for children ever conceived. Subjects covered in the live conversations: Canned Dave; Stang Ranch in South Hell; Don’t Pray to “Bob”; monsters as religion; SubGenius shows history; the tech hall at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; the 9 Voyages of Sinbad; Video Game Addiction (on Stang’s part); presenting a SubG Membership to Jonathan Coulton; the Hell of Weekly SubGenius Show Production; SubGenius Horror Hosts; Epcot Center; Mermaid Biology; Human Gullibility and Ignorance; Deer Crossings.

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Hard to believe, but The Hour of Slack has been running continuously on broadcast radio since October, 1985, and on the Internet since 1996 (in TrueSpeech!). This unusual installment, our 1000th, is dedicated to itself instead of to “Bob.” Features audio and letters sent in by listeners and contributors for this special 2005 show — plus our huge collection of celebrity show I.D.s.

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What are the holidays without reruns? This is the hoary old annual traditional Xmas Re-Rerun of #867 (& 921 and 1026, 1077, 1129, 1236 and 1338), which was itself a condensation of some ancient year’s 3-show “Best of Xmas Sickness” compilation, which were themselves the concentrated best-of from 15 years’ worth of previous Xmas SubGenius and other Xmas weirdo collections. Includes over 66 separate tracks/songs/bits! And no, not one bit has been changed in all these years.

We are ON XISTLESSNESSMESS VACATION from Hour of Slack!

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Best of the Friday and Saturday night concerts at 15X-Day. Bands include Several Fisted Tails of Connie, The Slot Rods, Andrew the Impaled, Evolution Control Committee, Amoeba Knievel. Rants by Papa Joe Mama, Stang, G. Gordon Gordon. Collages by LeMur, Slackmaster Sarcastro, Byron Werner. Also: Puzzling Evidence, The Rudy Schwartz Project, and Mister Sister sings the Tro Lo Lo song! Special thanks to Rev. Frodis “Suds” Pshaw for recording so much of this.

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This live episode is largely centered around two subjects: songs about stupidity, and the Maya prophecy of the world ending on Dec. 21, 2012. The music includes The Rudy Schwartz Project, Jonathan Coulton, Wei’s new “discovery” Ted Ganger, and even ZZ Top! LeMur and The Large collages round it out. As usual, the live parts with StangDoe and LoneCow Dave are all over the place, but there’s much discussion of the Maya in general and the famous prophecy, including Stang reading from IN THE COURT OF THE SUN and THE SACRIFICE GAME by Brian D’Amato (HIGHLY recommended black-humor historical science fiction). Also: the tragic end of The Onion mailing print copies to subscribers signals potential mass killings at Post Offices. The Internet version of this show includes an extra 8 minutes of StangDoe chatting with Dr. Sinister while waiting for him to take over the controls and start his show, Radio Synesthesia.

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Firstly, our Facebook post on April 1 about the Church shutting down was an April Fools Day joke. I am truly sorry that we have to spell that out.

We sure had fun with this live show from March 25, 2012. Long ago the True SubGenii abandoned the Usenet forum called “alt.slack” to the PinKooks it had attracted, and started a new, Members-only group called ScrubGenius. This severely upset the left-behind, Stang-hating, “Bob”-disparaging, SubGenius-despising individuals, who were few but who also hate each other more than they ever hated the rest of us OR The Conspiracy. A couple of them fantasized online that Rev. Stang had come down with prostate cancer. They eagerly believed each other on this point. The actual SubGeniuses, observing from the Yetinsyn-only ScrubGenius forum, took full advantage of this mob delusion and did their best to confirm the lie in order to prompt ever more entertaining outbursts of mistaken gloating. In truth, Stang was perfectly healthy (aside from a broken toe), and encouraged the hoax. This episode of Hour of Slack was produced, even while the hoax was ongoing, to demonstrate how gullible any generic “hater” is. We SubGenii, plotting fairly openly on another forum, set up these jealous bastards expertly, and they fell for it with a passion. By the time they hear, or hear-tell-of, this Cleveland broadcast, it will be 2 weeks after they’d started making fools of themselves. The first 20 minutes of the show, thankfully, are a series of very well edited collages by the main Ministry of Slack hosts, and also included in the show are some songs by The Deathbillies, Fist of Kindness (our literary agent’s band!), and a mystery band, “SC77”. Likewise offered are some good health-related and X-Day-promoting clips of The Puzzling Evidence Show from the weeks that Stang was held captive by Dr. Philo Drummond in the San Francisco area.

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The one’s a mixture of Stang & Doe’s Location Road Trip Reports — they were looking for America, and found it sprawled all over the place — and miscellaneous SubGeniusness, songs, sermons, and collages. Includes: Sermons with Suds, by Rev. Frodis “Suds” Pshaw; The Large; Radio Synaesthesia from WCSB Cleveland, Puzzling Evidence from KPFA Berkeley, The Ask Dr. Hal Show podcast, the all-Zappa show of Krell and Pope Sternodox in Little Rock, rare Firesign Theater, The Psycho Skeletons, and Popess Lilith (added at the very end at the last minute, and thus uncredited). Rev. Stang and Princess Wei report from the secret hide-outs of Rev. Pockets and Dr. K’taden Legume, Rev. Susie the Floozie, and Pope Sternodox. Note: Stang was no longer spreading contagion after depositing one last dose on Rev. Susie. However, he did not stop TALKING about it, and thus continued to make others sick.

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One of our heroes died: St. Peter Bergman of The Firesign Theatre, inspirators for all “old-school” SubGenius radio and a goodly portion of SubGeniusness in general. He pre-boarded the Saucers on March 8, 2012; this show was assembled on March 10 & 11. Most of it features especially Bergmanesque clips from one of hundreds of weekly Firesign radio shows, in this case their foutrth, from Feb. 15, 1970 — which we copped from Rev. Taylor Jessen’s great book and Firesign radio compilation, “Duke of Madness Motors” (available from http://firesigntheatre.com). We’ve also included some better-known short classics from the albums, an interview with Phil Proctor about Peter, and much commentary posted by various SubGeniuses as read by Rev. Ivan Stang. Of special interest are three promos for a Firesign monthly show on now-defunct XM Radio, co-written and produced/performed by Rev. Bleepo Abernathy with The Firesign Theatre a few years back. The ending is a real tear-jerker, so if you’re an old TFT fan, be prepared. If you’re a “new kid” who has never heard of them, catching up on their work probably wouldn’t hurt you.

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While Princess Wei and Rev. Stang made their trek from Ohio to Texas, L.A. and San Francisco, and back, spreading disease, climbing rocks in national monuments, and breaking limbs all the way, they recorded daily road reports for HOUR OF SLACK. While these too-honest reports admittedly required strenuous editing, interspersing them with “regular” abnormal SubGenius material (such as rants about religion, stupidity and conspiracies) has made them at least seemingly more seemly. Other contributors include Mr. F. LeMur, The Large, Rev. Penn Jillette, Rev. Frodis “Suds” Pshaw, Dr. Sinister, Dr. Hal, Lonesome Cowboy Dave, Puzzling Evidence, The Firesign Theatre and Dr. Philo Drummond. Incidentally, the March 11 episode of the NPR show “To the Best of Our Knowledge,” we are told, will feature interviews with Rev. Stang along with Howard Stern, Camille Paglia, Jack Abramoff and others. The theme is “Scoundrels!” ( http://ttbook.org/ )

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The only contestant missing from this Battle of the SubGenius Radio Broadcast All-Star series is Rev. Susie the Floozie’s show, but her show stayed in Atlanta while Hour of Slack drove to San Francisco (and promptly sprained one of its four ankles). Rev. Ivan Stang, Puzzling Evidence, Dr. Philo Drummond, and Dr. Hal did a total of five two-hour broadcasts recently, and by phone joined WCSB’s Radio Synaesthesia for yet a sixth show with Lonesome Cowboy Dave and Dr. Sinister drawn into the mix. (While in California, Stang was also interviewed for the NPR show “To the Best of Our Knowledge, to air March 11, last we heard.) The first 23 minutes of this episode include the report of the SubGenius Pope of China, Rev. Shining Path of Least Resistance, to the Puzzling Evidence show regarding his recent tour of NORTH KOREA. (A copy of the SubGenius movie ARISE! is somewhere in North Korea now.) That’s followed by a rare DEVO cover of a NIN song, an amazing overdub of the Gary G’broagfran song “Bohandas Man,” more of our favorite moments from the various shows — especially one with Rev. Kaosmic BobKat (Mrs. Drummond) also in the studio — and two priceless calls by the great Rev. Michael Peppe to Puzzling Evidence. Next week, we will begin mixing this “all-star show battle” material with more traditional (sic) Hour of Slack-type clips, plus the first of StangDoe’s dozens of SubGenius Family Vacation audio reports.

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Last month, our show went wild in San Francisco and collided with several Puzzling Evidence and Ask Dr. Hal radio shows, as well as making emergency phone-ins to Radio Synaesthesia in Cleveland. We have attempted to categorize the endless clips from these 10 hours of SubGenius all-star radio, and one result is this peculiar episode. Listeners will notice that, maddeningly, Dr. Philo Drummond, Master Manipulator, keeps steering the various conversations back to two subjects. Stang is heard going berserk in reaction, on two different shows. Guests and hosts include Lonesome Cowboy Dave, Puzzling Evidence, Dr. Philo Drummond, Dr. Hal, Dr. Sinister, Princess Wei ‘R.’ Doe, Dr. Gary G’broagfran, Rev. Ivan Stang, Phineas Narco and many mysterious callers. Future episodes will include some devastating reports from yet other callers, as well as location recordings of this year’s ankle-breaking and truncated SubGenius Foundation Family Road Trip Adventure.

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Here we offer highlights from one of the best devivals ever, the one sponsored in Indianapolis in 2002 by the Quijibo Cartel. Pope Phred’s M.C.-ing glues together performances by StAllio, Saint N and Hellena Handbasket, Stang with a variation on SubGenius 101, and the classic Papa Joe Mama rant called “Reparations.” Clips from live ESO and Puzzling Evidence radio shows spice it all up, along with some LeMur and other collagery.