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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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

Hour of Slack #1595 - Generic SubGenius Pledge Drive Show

This is Rev. Stang on November 10, “2016,” and I feel like I’ve been being groped by an evil fat man for 2 days straight. I’ll get over the trauma easier than most people but we don’t feel real FUNNY quite yet. Don’t worry, the sick jokes are already starting to flow again. This happened to be pledge drive week at WCSB in Cleveland, and yet the studio phone was disabled, so for now it’s time for the GENERIC PLEDGE DRIVE CD. It’s actually a pretty good collage of old rants, with a cast of dozens, spanning 35 years of pledge drives, but whenever it says to call the station, instead, go to subgenius.com and push the DONATE button. Or, do the RIGHT thing and buy the $35 Membership kit, become a proper legal SubGenius minister finally, and get into the secret GOOD part of the Internet. Both links are right at the top of subgenus.com and you even get to see our classic TV commercial FOR FREE!

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1595.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:54pm EDT

Hour of Slack #1594 - Live from Stang Ranch on Dokstok Mountain

It sounds just like a regular WCSB Hour of Slack, but it's not one! The live part where Lonesome Cowboy Dave calls in was the first episode recorded in our newly upgraded Tarzan's Radio Station, now located in the living room at Stang Ranch, in extremely rural Stang County, Texas. The setting is different, being festooned with mounted large dead mammal heads instead of punk band bumper stickers, but we still recorded it on Sunday at 9 p.m. EST just like always (8 p.m. in Texas), and we allowed no re-takes, thus making it like a real radio broadcast -- which it will be soon our beloved stations. The first half has the classic song "High on Dokstok Mountain" by The Swingin' Love Corpses and other music by Rev. Jimmy Ryan, Psycho Skeletons and Rev. Experimental, Please, but most is from 19X-Day with some great live radio spouting by Dr. Hal, Rev. Baby Bear, and Rev. Argus Faux (Stang being otherwise occupied, as you'll hear) and some Thorazine Urine Podcrust music-ranting-commercials by a cast of thousands but with Revs. Anna Maul, Faux and Shoggoth being the loudest. 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1594.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:49pm EDT

Hour of Slack #1593 - God Vs. "Bob" Vs. Science

Rerun of #866, from December 2002. Arteests include John Lennon, a lotta Lemur, Bro. Cleve Dunkan doing The SubGenius Alphabet, ESO Radio with Chaz Smith, Lonesome Cowboy Dave and Stang, Zoogz Rift, Drexel, DK Jones, Half Man Half Biscuit, Puzzling Evidence, The Black Lodge Singers, Dr. Philo Drummond, Rev. Jimmy Swaggart, Dr. Howll, Byron Werner collage x 10, Israel Regardie and Christopher Hyatt. We couldn't assemble a new SubGenius show this week because we only have one week in which to cast four fossil dinosaur tracks on Stang Ranch and scientifically map them out on a big grid before rains come and put them under water again for the next seven months. It's a long story. We're documenting the process. But this is a really good rerun and it's a better copy than could ever be downloaded before. 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1593.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:02pm EDT