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Hour of Slack #1605 - Ask Dr. Hal and Rants of Faux at 19X-Day

Rev. Argus Faux of Hypercube - Sunday Rant #A1 - "A Lot of People are Saying" with Rev. Angry Larry guitar and Lord Rock God drums

Sunday at 19X-Day: Intro to ASK DR. HAL, rewards, questions, Stang rant re pencils, donation amounts, receptacles. WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT COLOR? WHY IS "BOB"? (the unearthed ancient photo-"Bob") HOW DO I LADIES NIGHT? X-Lay Ladies Free. WILL THERE BE BILL CLINTON PENCIL SHARPENERS ON THE ESCAPE VESSELS? HOW CAN I BE STUPIDER THAN "BOB"? Luck Plane advice. WHAT SPECIES OF TRILOBITE WAS MOST COMMON DURING THE TRIASSIC PERIOD? WHY IS IT RAINING? Great water and moon rant with Morricone music. WHAT IS "BOB" WEATHER? WHAT IS A LAVALIER? Made-up answer involving leering lava and lamps. Hal on Atlantis, Poseidolis poem by Clark Ashton Smith. HOW CUM? WHAT IS "THE BEST POEM"? WHICH IS BETTER, BOING or BOOIIIINNNG? Vampire Leprechaun Boings. HOW CAN MUSIC BE EMPLOYED IN THE ART OF MIND CONTROL? The Supremacy of Uruguay story. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FREQUENCY IN THE ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM? The 60-hertz hum soothes prisoners and beasts. IS WILFRED BRIMLEY STILL ALIVE? WHAT IS DR. HAL? Burning Man, Chicken John and the talking ass. WHAT DOES "BOB" NEED OUR MONEY FOR? WHAT IS SO INFRA ABOUT INFRA-RED? THIS TIME FOR SURE? Great Hal TIME rant!

Rev. Argus Faux Rant A2 (Sunday) - “There's a Man” (“Bob”-Job rant) with Rev. Angry Larry guitar and Lord Rock God drums.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1605.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:24pm EST

Hour of Slack #1604 - Lost Rants Found!

We're still unearthing mystery clips of ranting and music from the hours and hours 19X-Day recordings, and two newly excavated rants are mounted here -- one by Rev. Argus Faux and one by Rev. Nuggett, both ranting their lungs out over music by The FukPs (in this case Rev. Angry Larry, Lord Rock God and Rev. Sinphaltimus Exmortis). Another rant, the excellent "Special Snowflakes" by The Good Rev. Roger, is read by Stang at 19X-Day. The rest is straight WCSB-style Stang-Doe-Dave spouting, but recorded at Stang Ranch insteada of WCSB. There we discussed the dangers of brains and knowledge in a Trumpian America, which is also illustrated in the song by The Attery Squash, "DEVO Was Right About Everything." The difference between scrum and crunt is further delineated. "We all fetch the stick when the big man throws it."

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1604.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:38pm EST

Hour of Slack #1603 - Happy Chrono-Unit Advancement

Whole episode is recorded in one take on New Year's Day, "2017," at Tarzan's Radio Station with Lonesome Cowboy Dave guesting and gusting by phone. Partial list of subjects covered: new laws for the Re-Entertainment Camps of The Pink Orangutan; make your own reality pills; Angela Merkel's merkin; Good Germans of America; trade the U.S. to Russia to get Checkers back; I love Big Brother; everyone else is wronger; a swampy 1984; playing with Tannerite; people think Kong and The Mummy are myths; bowel movement of the brain; Camus, Sartre and Dave; fear of death by knowledge; Destroy All Normals; actual names of real Texas plants; The Eavesfropper; Kwanzaa Hut; if Dave was President; get revenge on smartypants; Pappy in a bra; Throw Away That Truss Bridge Collapse; Cornelius Badlybuilt; we voted for him so don't shoot us; Stang got VR motion sickness on Xmas; Dave's novel NEIGHBORWORLD; stuff it into a fat sock and call it love; scroti and scrum; 2016, the year so many potential bullshartists were born. (Background music is all movie scores by John Carpenter.)

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1603.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:17pm EST

Hour of Slack #1602 - SubGenius Annual Xistlessnessmess Mix Rerun

What are the holidays without reruns? Sappy, nostalgia-provoking reruns on TV are what Christmas is all about, right? This is the hoary old annual traditional Xmas Re-Rerun of #867 (and 921 and 1026, 1077, 1129, 1236, 1338, 1497, 1549, etc.), 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, going back to the show's beginning in 1985 at KNON, Dallas. Includes over 66 separate tracks/songs/bits! And no, not one bit has been changed in all these years. In fact, this year we didn't even change the file name. It's still "1549." Now that's Slack!

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1602.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:28pm EST

Hour of Slack #1601 - Bow Before His Pea-ness

Heavily edited from 19X-Day, this episode features the fun and foibles of Rev. Peas all the way down of it. This would NOT be a good Hour of Slack for beginners or newbies. It is a sickeningly close look at the dark underbelly of the Church of the SubGenius and its called ministers. Well, the first half is, anyway. The last half is an uncut live "broadcast" from Fossil House at Stang Ranch, with Lonesome Cowboy Dave calling in by phone. The discussion ties cheap VR sets to tiny hands and the deliberate, planned mass enstupification of Western Civilization. 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1601.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:30pm EST

Hour of Slack #1600 - Clothing-Optional Bobtasms Show

We open with a very timely brand new song by Phat Mandee, and then Stang reads a bedtime rant from The SubGenius Psychlopaedia of Slack. The rest is an episode recorded at the 19X-Day Drill at Wisteria, just before the Mass Naked (or not) Bobtism in the pond, with Dr. Hal and Rev. Peas joining host Rev. Stang. This riveting discussion is interspersed with some documentary recordings from the Bobtism itself. Children should not be allowed to watch this episode due to the grossly disgusting visible nudity, especially the peaness of Rev. Peas.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1600.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:25pm EST

Hour of Slack #1599 - Soundtrack of Scrum

You can watch this episode on YouTube! ( https://youtu.be/1Kcm7iWB81U ) Sort of. After we finished a video of 19X-Day's Thursday night stage performances, or whatever those things are, we took the soundtrack and edited it down even more, to a mere 23 minutes, excluding parts that have already been heard on Hour of Slack. Basically it is a Thorazine Urine extravaganza with guests such as, well, almost everybody who was at X-Day that night. Then (from Stang Ranch) we called Lonesome Cowboy Dave and chatted for another 45 minutes. Internet listeners may have noticed that we're now putting infomercials at the ends of the Internet versions of these shows. We do this because we can, and all month it's Slack Friday.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1599.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:59pm EST

Hour of Slack #1598 - Hour of Thorazine Urine

We were tempted to title this "Best Show Ever" because it's such a refreshing change from the old guys! Thorazine Urine Podcrust is a loose (and we do mean loose) band of blabbermouths who leapfrogged off Hour of Slack, Puzzling Evidence and "Bob's" Slack Time Funhouse, did a backflip, and set their hair on fire before landing on a monocycle and peddling around in circles, juggling plates. On Friday afternoon at 19X-Day, Rev. Anna Maul, Rev. Argus Faux, and Rev. Fidd Chewley chewed up the scenery as guest hosts at Tarzan's Radio Station. (With a bigger crowd of zanies and a bunch of musical instruments, they also did some hours on the main stage.) After the podcrust, Stang continues reading from The Bobliographon (Conspiracy chapter). We also hear a new song, "Empire," from Rev. Andrew Genus, and two poems: Dr. Hal reciting "The Vulture" and a creepy original by Rev. Dr. Lee Cypher.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1598.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:27pm EST

Hour of Slack #1597 - SubGeniUS Vs. THEM

With Dammett the hound dog snoring at his side, Rev. Stang preaches from a prophetic chunk of The Bobliographon that was written in 1980 but sounds even more frighteningly accurate today. Before that, however, there are classic songs from The Swingin' Love Corpses and The Rudy Schwartz Project and new instrumentals from Dr. Shoggoth, Rev. Jimmy Ryan, and the Psycho Skeletons. We also hear he second half hour of a 19X-Day live show at Wisteria featuring Dr. Hal, Rev. Baby Bear and Rev. Argus Faux as they discuss, among other things, the bizaarre items brought for the Bulldada Auction. Note: Many listeners will be glad to know that the asshole isn't mentioned in this episode.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1597.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:59pm EST

Hour of Slack #1596 - We're Gonna Need a Bigger Big Lie

After being psychologically knocked for a loop, we are back with ten times as many screaming heads as they tried to cut off! We had a lot of fun assembling this episode, which is actually scripted, in a funny way; it helped us to get over THE HORROR and to move on with THE BATTLE in order to win THE JOKE. For the first half hour we copped (and recut) a lot of uncredited collage work from The Puzzling Evidence Show of the previous week (election week), then called up The Lonesome Cowboy and climbed back into the saddle for another bout in the ring. (Is it possible that a boxing ring is the wrong place for a horse race? WHO CARES? Why not both?) We also copped some good lines from those tricky Scrubgenius forum posters. The Swinging Love Corpses close out this heartfelt show with their prescient song, "We Are Going to Save the Universe."

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1596.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:15am EST