Mon, 29 June 2015
The late Prof. Chas Smith talks to us from his Escape Vessel; the X-Day Rock Song Montage; and Dr. Hal joins StangDoe and the lonesome cowboy in the WCSB studio to say farewell to Earth Farm One and its unsaved inhabitants. Hal keeps trying to do nice, fancy talk; Stang keeps going all redneck on him. Hal reads from old Sub rants (reprinted in Lee Cipher's dissertation) but Stang keeps reverting to chimp instinct imitations of peckerwoods he reads in the Yahoo news comments.
Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1524.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:17am CDT
Mon, 22 June 2015
This episode of The Hour of Slack is dedicated to the late Saint Phil Austin of the Firesign Theatre, who boarded his escape saucer June 18, 2015. Featured are some Austin-centric clips from one Feb., 1970 Firesign Theatre Radio Hour Hour, followed by a sometimes touching discussion of how critical The Firesign Theatre was to the Church of the SubGenius. Stang, Dave and Doe also relect upon the influences of other great inspirators of SubGeniusdom, like the underground comics, Zappa, Harryhausen etc. The scandalous question of just how much pot has been smoked on the air over the years is addressed. Also, we are very excited about X-Day and Starwood.
Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1523.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:55pm CDT
Mon, 15 June 2015
Readings from THE BOBLIOGRAPHON, new collages by new contributors, a song by Charleston Okafor, some Puzzling Evidence, and a whole mess of signifying. Not a small mess, but a very large and prolonged mess of signifying. Inspired by doodles on a napkin, Rev. Ivan Stang single-handedly invents an entirely new science and technology from scratch. May be over the heads of non-scientists and poebuckers. It was certainly over Stang's head.
Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1522.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:04pm CDT
Tue, 9 June 2015
According to THE BOBLIOGRAPHON (which Stang reads from briefly), "Bob" put it in Ayn Rand! -- the quest for Slack, that is. But she didn't appreciate it. The rest of this episode is completely censored!
Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1521.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:32pm CDT
Tue, 2 June 2015
This time Stang picks on hipsters. However, many SubGenii may be upset at the way Stang defines "hipsters," because it probably includes them. It starts with readings from the Hip Wimps section in The Bobliographon (the rare 2006 SubGenius book) and then when Dave calls in, it gets even worse. A learned discussion of Malthusianism ensues as well as the hitting-on of other topics such as the nature of thought, dumb-ass rednecks, the movie Kung Fury, and hateful old Christian nuts. Luckily there's also music and collage by LeMur, The El Queso All-Stars, Artemia Salina, Rev. Bern Brijis, and Rev. Max Slack, plus 15 minutes of compressed Puzzling Evidence with Dr. Hal and Dr. Drummond. The background music during live bits is all by "ANNIAS," a recent contribution. Unfortunately Annias is occasionally joined by a band that was tuning up in the recording studio next door to the radio studio.
Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1520.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:34am CDT