The SubGenius Hour of Slack Podcast
The Church of the SubGenius Weekly Radio Ministry
Hour of Slack #1332 - Live 2011-10-30: German SPIEGEL Article About the Church

Best Quote: "Bob" can take any shape he wants and stuff it into his wallet somehow.


Three Main Things: 1) Great new collages from The Large and Rev. Royal de Capitater.  2) Live sections wherein Lonesome Cowboy Dave, Wei and Stang take turns reading an incredibly bent babelfish computer German-to-English translation of an article about The Church of the SubGenius published in the big German news magazine, Spiegel. 3) A new song by The Rudy Schwartz Project and an old one by Warren Zevon. 4) Puzzling Evidence. We found a 1943 Tarzan movie about Connie and Jaynar, heard here. There is some sexist and exploitative talk with Dr. Sinister of the very successful and sexy WCSB Masquerade Ball.


Detailed WCSB Masquerade Ball pictorial and text report


Charleston Okafor, the host of the reggae show that precedes Hour of Slack on WCSB, African Abstract, touchingly discussed the annual WCSB ball, station staff and much more with us for a few minutes before our show started, heard here:





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Hour of Slack #1331.5 XXX-Rated - Internet Only - Meat and Teat Extravaganza

 This whole episode is just dirty and nasty from top to bottom. It includes "X-rated" clips and songs we've been collecting for a year. Anybody and everybody is covered. It's not an X-Day or even an especially SubGeniusly show, although there are a few clips from the last 3 X-Day Drills. Mostly it is material contributed over the last year -- 46 different tracks -- that were inspiring and funny to the gut-blowout degree, but just wouldn't work AT ALL in censored form. ONLY the subscribers and downloaders will hear this one; it could not possibly be played on any of the broadcast stations that normally carry Hour of Slack. This is the first show to feature some marvelous collages by a new contributor, Rev. Dr. Royal de Capitator. He'll be well represented in shows to come as well.

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Hour of Slack #1331 - OCCUPY TIME & SPACE Special - Live Oct. 23 2011 plus National Cynical

We don't usually do a lot with topical, current news, because we are more concerned with eternal verities. Also, there's too much lag-time between show production and most stations running them. This time, however, some collages by Phineas Narco of National Cynical (most of them shortened for this show) give the first half of this show a (twisted) political twist. Also, we enjoy teasing our friends who are more conservative than we are. Wei coined the term "Slackreligious" for the song by Popess Pantiara Evokavitch (with Rev. "Suds" Pshaw), "Feed the Stangs," although the term fits the whole show and in fact the entire Church. A new "Bob" hymn by The Cryogenic Strawberries, some recent Puzzling Evidence and a song by a charming "little girl band," ShiSho, are also worked in. The second half is mostly live with Lonesome Cowboy Dave calling in, and like most live shows jumps erratically from subject to subject, mostly recent news. There's some great background music from The Flyin' Ryan Brothers' new CD.

The cuss-free broadcast version of this live episode ends at 59:39, but the Internet version goes on for another 11 minutes -- for Dr. Sinister, the host of the show following ours on WCSB Cleveland (Radio Synaesthesia), ran late. Lonesome Cowboy Dave, Princess Wei and I, Stang, were thus suddenly "the foxes in the henhouse," left to our own devices. We used the time to make ourselves an Hour of Slack promo for WCSB, an intro for Radio Synaesthesia, and to discuss The Flyin' Ryan Brothers, an oddity among SubGenius bands in that they sound like pros instead of SubGeniuses.

Note for Clevelandians: WCSB Masquerade Ball/Halloween party next Saturday Oct. 29 at Cleveland Public Theater, 9 PM; station Open House on Nov. 20 -- see



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Hour of Slack #1330 - Ask Dr. Hal @ X-Day Drill 2 (14X-Day Pt. 14)

The second and final round of Ask Dr. Hal Show live at 14 X-Day Drill, intermingled with Large collage and music by The Rudy Schwartz Project, Jonathan Coulton, The Psycho Skeletons, Fabrizio Fulvio Fiale (whoever he is!), Girl Talk and others. This one has four (4!) poem recitations by Dr. Hal as well. I, Stang, am lucky these various arteests are so good, because on my end this was an assembly-line-produced episode. (And even those, like reruns, are a pain in the balloon-toots in terms of sheer technical fiddling and linking and reformatting and so on. NOT THAT I'M COMPLAINING!) Thanks and praise be to everyone who has continued to donate to the show, and also for the extremely supportive letters. Everything is looking up. Way up.



Photo & Text Report on 14X-Day Drill

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Hour of Slack #1329 - Live @ WCSB, 2011-10-09

 This was our first live broadcast show from WCSB-Cleveland since our financial crisis hit home. After some collage and great music (mostly arranged by The Large) we touch on that subject by reading a few of the many emails we got in the duration, letters which range from funny to quite touching. We alternated those with some limericks written by Rev. Hazel of the Windmills and Tater Gumfries, a song ABOUT taters by The Rudy Schwartz Project, and discussions of the Occupy movement, the nature of the Presidency, the sheer dumbness of humans (even as compared with SubGenii) and many other subjects, including an upcoming (Oct. 15) mini-devival near Cleveland, the NE Ohio Witches Ball. Note how carefully we don't exactly fund-raise. There is however a fund-raiser rant/collage at the very end, after a Ministry of Slack/Evolution Control Committee jam that ended the show in the broadcast, PG-rated version.



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Hour of Slack 1328.5 XXX-Rated - Internet Only - The Burning of "Bob" (14X-Day Pt. 13)

Once again -- and thanks to the donators and performers -- we have another episode of over an hour of material just too cuss-filled or swearword-dependent to even attempt to make palatable for actual broadcast stations. Along with music by DJ 2Beans, Fat Free, The Evolution Control Committee, and Cult of Zir, there's a great rant by Rev. Jannus Blackseed, more Bobtism recordings, and a round of Ask Dr. Hal sections all dealing with bullshit, LICKING bullshit, peeing, bear rape, or bear penii. Other bits from the live Hours of Slack at 14X-Day lead up to an as-it-happens report by Rev. Stang on the riotous burning of an incredibly realistic "Bob" effigy (made by Rev. Wilhelm Stahlhelm), including a sudden realization of the Perfect Formula for Religion. The actual climax of the show, however, is 16 minutes of Dr. Zirroneous and Rev. Tawdry Milquetoast's recorded observations as they drive, forever, through Kansas on their way to the Drill. The audio is a bit challenging but well worth it in sheer gut-blowout laughs for any SubGenius who didn't grow up in Kansas but has had to cross it to get somewhere else.



Photo & Text Report on 14X-Day Drill:

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Hour of Slack #1328 - 14X-Day 12 - Ask Dr. Hal, Music of the Gods

Our crisis temporarily averted due to the pennies donated by our listeners (and in many cases even dollars), we are able to continue production! Thanks to everyone who SAVED OUR ASSES, but don't let that stop you from continuing to save our asses. This episode alternates between a great Ask Dr. Hal session from 14 X-Day Drill, and music or collages from everywhere else. Rudy Schwartz Project, Fabrizio Fulvio Fiale, The Large, Girl Talk, Little Jack Melody, Evolution Control Committee and Ministry of Slack are included, along with some surprises such as a remix by Munky Hyv of Popess Pantiara Evokavitch's great song, "When You Rage Upon a Pink." DJ 2 Beans did the background music (from an event at the Drill that was NOT a "rave.") Next week: a live show, followed by Ask Dr. Hal Part 2 and another XXX-Rated Internet Only show.




Photo & Text Report on 14X-Day Drill

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