The SubGenius Hour of Slack Podcast
The Church of the SubGenius Weekly Radio Ministry

Friends, the Virtual Online X-Day Drill was lots of fun. The audio recordings are gonna take some editing, though. Luckily, Rev. Susie the Floozie saved our bootaw by doing a SUPERB brand new X-Day and Plague episode of "Bob's Slacktime Funhouse on WREK Atlanta!

Note: Both versions are radio-safe, but the Internet version is 3 minutes longer.

SECRETS OF HOUR OF SLACK

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Friends, the Virtual Online X-Day Drill was lots of fun. The audio recordings are gonna take some editing, though. Luckily, Rev. Susie the Floozie saved our bootaw by doing a SUPERB brand new X-Day and Plague episode of "Bob's Slacktime Funhouse on WREK Atlanta!

Note: Both versions are radio-safe, but the Internet version is 3 minutes longer.

ALL ABOUT HOUR OF SLACK AND ALL OTHER KNOWN SUBGENIUS SHOWS

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This is the second part of that old recording that's not a rerun, because we never ran it uncut and unmarred. This is as close to the master recording off WCSB Cleveland's cassette deck that we'll get. It was recorded July, 1994, right around X-Day 6. Participants on this ESO Swamp Radio episode were host the late Prof. Chas Smith, Lonesome Cowboy Dave, Princess Wei, and Rev. Ivan Stang. 

Speaking of X-Day, we'll be doing a virtual meet-up this week until the Saucers come and take us away. The details will be on subgenius.com if you want to join us on Zoom, starting July 5. We will attempt to record Hours of Slack each afternoon, via teleconference! Starwood festival is also being done that way. 

23X-Day Info

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This is the second part of that old recording that's not a rerun, because we never ran it uncut and unmarred. This is as close to the master recording off WCSB Cleveland's cassette deck that we'll get. It was recorded July, 1994, right around X-Day 6. Participants on this ESO Swamp Radio episode were host the late Prof. Chas Smith, Lonesome Cowboy Dave, Princess Wei, and Rev. Ivan Stang. 

Speaking of X-Day, we'll be doing a virtual meet-up this week until the Saucers come and take us away. The details will be on subgenius.com if you want to join us on Zoom, starting July 5. We will attempt to record Hours of Slack each afternoon, via teleconference! Starwood festival is also being done that way. 

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X-DAY DETAILS

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This is not exactly a rerun, but rather a long lost classic, recently unearthed. We found the master recording of an ESO Swamp Radio and Brain Rot Theater show that Stang sat in on while visiting WCSB in Cleveland in July of 19 and 94. We were all young and in our prime, with the FIRE in the BELLY, and it really shows. Bits have been used before on ancient Hours of Slack, but this recording stands alone just fine, possibly much better, and it's a superior reproduction of the original master recording. It was in fact two hours long and we'll probably run the second hour next week. Participants include host Prof. Chas Smith (R.I.P.), Lonesome Cowboy Dave, Princess Wei 'R." D'oh!, Ivan Stang, and several callers including the late Dr. Dark.

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This is not exactly a rerun, but rather a long lost classic, recently unearthed. We found the master recording of an ESO Swamp Radio and Brain Rot Theater show that Stang sat in on while visiting WCSB in Cleveland in July of 19 and 94. We were all young and in our prime, with the FIRE in the BELLY, and it really shows. Bits have been used before on ancient Hours of Slack, but this recording stands alone just fine, possibly much better, and it's a superior reproduction of the original master recording. It was in fact two hours long and we'll probably run the second hour next week. Participants include host Prof. Chas Smith (R.I.P.), Lonesome Cowboy Dave, Princess Wei 'R." D'oh!, Ivan Stang, and several callers including the late Dr. Dark.

HOUR OF SLACK LOGS, INFO, OTHER SUBGENIUS SHOWS

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RADIO-SAFE VERSION!

Not the same old! Stang couldn't hide from it forever, and directly addresses the BLM situation by describing the setting, set-up and denouement of a (luckily) peaceful demonstration in the small rural town of Glen Rose, Texas. The counter-demonstration was extremely hostile, but took place entirely on obscure local Facebook pages. We gave a lot of thought to the appropriate music to use, which ended up being five weirdly topical (yet kind of old) songs by The Rainmakers, one twelve-minute song by Jimi Hendrix, and some antimusic and ranting from a brand new Doktorband, SubG Kids (High Priestess Poochie, Rev. Katana007, Rev. Negative). LeMur provides the world news. 

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Not the same old! Stang couldn't hide from it forever, and directly addresses the BLM situation by describing the setting, set-up and denouement of a (luckily) peaceful demonstration in the small rural town of Glen Rose, Texas. The counter-demonstration was extremely hostile, but took place entirely on obscure local Facebook pages. We gave a lot of thought to the appropriate music to use, which ended up being five weirdly topical (yet kind of old) songs by The Rainmakers, one twelve-minute song by Jimi Hendrix, and some antimusic and ranting from a brand new Doktorband, SubG Kids (High Priestess Poochie, Rev. Katana007, Rev. Negative). LeMur provides the world news. 

CATALOGS: http://www.subgenius.com/scatalog/mediashack.html

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This remaster of #44 comes from the prehistoric days of 1986, when audio was edited on, at best, 1/4" reel-to-reel tape using a splicer and lots of little reels, and copious paper notes, or else, at worst, two cassette tape decks and a "record-pause" button. Seems like it was somehow... better... oh, well. Along with excellent remastered copies of the otherwise unreleased Media Barrage #8, this also features a then-young Spouting team calling themselves The Rat Cave. THEY WERE GREAT! As heard below. Everything is punctuated by an ongoing rant by the Angry Young Stang about how subversion of the current regime is always itself subverted by being turned into a fashion. AS TRUE TODAY AS IT WAS THEN! Maybe much worse. Also: a choice section of Michael Peppe's rant-masterpiece "Ad," and some pretty disturbing ending thoughts from Roberto de la Rosa, cracked son of David Boone. And Negativland, Nash the Slash, Alan Watts, Oingo Boingo. The good old days. If you're old.

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This remaster of #44 comes from the prehistoric days of 1986, when audio was edited on, at best, 1/4" reel-to-reel tape using a splicer and lots of little reels, and copious paper notes, or else, at worst, two cassette tape decks and a "record-pause" button. Seems like it was somehow... better... oh, well. Along with excellent remastered copies of the otherwise unreleased Media Barrage #8, this also features a then-young Spouting team calling themselves The Rat Cave. THEY WERE GREAT! As heard below. Everything is punctuated by an ongoing rant by the Angry Young Stang about how subversion of the current regime is always itself subverted by being turned into a fashion. AS TRUE TODAY AS IT WAS THEN! Maybe much worse. Also: a choice section of Michael Peppe's rant-masterpiece "Ad," and some pretty disturbing ending thoughts from Roberto de la Rosa, cracked son of David Boone. And Negativland, Nash the Slash, Alan Watts, Oingo Boingo. The good old days. If you're old.

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RADIO-SAFE VERSION! (Actually the Internet version is clean too, but longer than one hour.) From the year 2000 comes this remastered Hour of Slack 724 rerun, packed with Slack from ESO Swamp Radio, the XX-Day 1999 devival, Media Barrage 11 on the subject of UFOs, Todd Rundgren "rap" songs, Hemorrhoy Rogers and His 'Roid Boys, Ryanetics, and am amazing string of one-line movie spoilers by Dr. Hal and Puzzling Evidence. This was digitized from the cassette master, which incidentally seemed strangely bass-y after transfer in the ESO Radio sections... according to Deaf Stang's hearing aids, anyway. Frequency correction was applied! 

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From the year 2000 comes this remastered Hour of Slack 724 rerun, packed with Slack from ESO Swamp Radio, the XX-Day 1999 devival, Media Barrage 11 on the subject of UFOs, Todd Rundgren "rap" songs, Hemorrhoy Rogers and His 'Roid Boys, Ryanetics, and am amazing string of one-line movie spoilers by Dr. Hal and Puzzling Evidence. This was digitized from the cassette master, which incidentally seemed strangely bass-y after transfer in the ESO Radio sections... according to Deaf Stang's hearing aids, anyway. Frequency correction was applied! 

SUBGENIUS.COM

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RADIO-SAFE VERSION - Rerun of Hour of Slack #664 from early 1999, featuring the late Prof. Chas Smith's amazing edit of best SubGenius moments from his ESO Swamp Radio show with Stang and Lonesome Cowboy Dave, and several "Bob" hymns by Einstein's Secret Orhcestra (his "ESO Volume 10" special tape). We also hear ESO, Stang, and Lonecow Dave live at a November 1998 devival at the Euclid Tavern in Cleveland. King of Slack Bill T. Miller has two songs in this episode. This whole episode is a great example of the ESO/Hour of Slack barrage-edit and music collaboration at its peak.

EVERYTHING ABOUT SUBGENIUS RADIO

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Rerun of Hour of Slack #664 from early 1999, featuring the late Prof. Chas Smith's amazing edit of best SubGenius moments from his ESO Swamp Radio show with Stang and Lonesome Cowboy Dave, and several "Bob" hymns by Einstein's Secret Orhcestra (his "ESO Volume 10" special tape). We also hear ESO, Stang, and Lonecow Dave live at a November 1998 devival at the Euclid Tavern in Cleveland. King of Slack Bill T. Miller has two songs in this episode. This whole episode is a great example of the ESO/Hour of Slack barrage-edit and music collaboration at its peak.

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RADIO-SAFE VERSION! This is an hour of nothing but Rev. Ivan Stang alternately hollering and muttering to the live audience at the 39th Starwood Festival in July 2019. (Stang has ranted at the last 29 Starwoods, almost always on Saturday afternoon at the main stage.) We beg your forgiveness but we have to crank these things out or else resort to reruns. Topics include: Stang's health (he's old). When X-Day Comes. A SubGenius dialog about love, hate, and stinky socks from The Handsome and Mature Gentlemen's Club, a secret society. News of the Church -- the movie, and NEIGHBORWORLD. Stang on his actual job, President Cartman's fan club and Self-Validating Philosophies, what happens when all world electronics fry in a solar storm, and the unprecedented polarization between urban and rural Americans. Highlight: Stang does a dramatic reading of an amazing fire-in-the-belly rant written by Rev. Baby Bear, originally meant to be delivered by her at an aborted Starwood-related event. Stang addresses the way some SubGenius's actual minor superpowers are termed "disabilities" by the Conspiracy, and there is a Q&A at the end about underwear.

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This is an hour of nothing but Rev. Ivan Stang alternately hollering and muttering to the live audience at the 39th Starwood Festival in July 2019. (Stang has ranted at the last 29 Starwoods, almost always on Saturday afternoon at the main stage.) We beg your forgiveness but we have to crank these things out or else resort to reruns. Topics include: Stang's health (he's old). When X-Day Comes. A SubGenius dialog about love, hate, and stinky socks from The Handsome and Mature Gentlemen's Club, a secret society. News of the Church -- the movie, and NEIGHBORWORLD. Stang on his actual job, President Cartman's fan club and Self-Validating Philosophies, what happens when all world electronics fry in a solar storm, and the unprecedented polarization between urban and rural Americans. Highlight: Stang does a dramatic reading of an amazing fire-in-the-belly rant written by Rev. Baby Bear, originally meant to be delivered by her at an aborted Starwood-related event. Stang addresses the way some SubGenius's actual minor superpowers are termed "disabilities" by the Conspiracy, and there is a Q&A at the end about underwear.

EVERYTHING ABOUT SUBGENIUS RADIO

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RADIO-SAFE VERSION! Rev. Ivan Stang talks relatively straight for a change, and reads from The Bobliographon at some length. Works by three NEW Hour of Slack contributors make up the rest. There's a strange song by David Morrison (mixed by The Rudy Schwartz Project), two strange musical sampling collages by "Sheridan" of Cleveland, and two collage mixes by Dr. Filius O. Fooey. A little more of the 22X-Day show from last week also carries over. This episode has more real-life Church and Stang Ranch news than most. The entire creepy nature of all human POLITICS is also confronted head-on in the Bobliographon readings. 

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Rev. Ivan Stang talks relatively straight for a change, and reads from The Bobliographon at some length. Works by three NEW Hour of Slack contributors make up the rest. There's a strange song by David Morrison (mixed by The Rudy Schwartz Project), two strange musical sampling collages by "Sheridan" of Cleveland, and two collage mixes by Dr. Filius O. Fooey. A little more of the 22X-Day show from last week also carries over. This episode has more real-life Church and Stang Ranch news than most. The entire creepy nature of all human POLITICS is also confronted head-on in the Bobliographon readings. 

NEW Dobbshead Face Mask BANDANAS and T-SHIRTS

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22X-Day "2019," July 6 at Wisteria with Dr. Hal, Rev. Ivan Stang, Princess Wei 'R.' D'oh!, and Rev. Angry Larry. RADIO SAFE.

Inexplicable horror intro- Let's walk down this lane... going straight to another show for you. The faithful have been judged. Good! Saturday schedule. Recuperating; Bobtism at 2 pm in pond. Old Sequaw. The Wall of Ticks. Costume or Not Ball. Bulldada Auction of Exploding Death-Robot. "Bob" Burning late tonight. It still COULD be X-Day -- any second! - as we say in our July 6 disappointment. California earthquakes and Hal's dinosaur collection. One may never prepare adequately. The impossible evacuation of huge cities. There's no escape. The rescue pilots will mock you in the rising river. You can't have safety. There go the saucers flying away empty-handed. What if everybody outside of Wisteria got Ruptured? Thanks Oboba. Thanks Philo. Philo has left the camp. Rev. Sosodada has returned to the folds. Many folds at the Bobtism. Saints? The Taints of the Church. Taint Paul, Taint Philo, Taint Peter. Philo tain't here. Has to mow his graveyard of humans. Stang has a graveyard only of shellfish. And the fossil devil skeleton, alien skeleton, robot skeleton. Devil skull is like bug mandible. Demonsaurus Rex. Fossil Cretaceous devil has a heart bone and a bacula. Pappy's swizzle sticks made of dick bones of walrus, bear, raccoon. The Walrus Pizzle Murder. Stang's Cabinet of Wonders at the impregnable fortress -- though "Bob" impregnated the actual fortress. That time "Bob" raped Pater Nostrils car while they were inside. "Bob's" bastard auto children. Breaks your muffler. Sopping! Gypsy dance music from "House of Frankenstein" and plot summary. The hunchback girl's crush on Larry Talbot, who is always whining and fretting. Some SubGeniuses THINK they can pass as human or even think they're human. Stockholm syndrome. THE THING couldn't be a mummy. The papier mache Indian mummy and baby mummy. Stang knows where the one switch is to shut off every light in Carlsbad Caverns. Smuggle in glow-in-the dark Indian Ghost Spirit outfits, plunge the cave into drkness, then we rise up and moan. And hope there's not a good guy with a gun. Panicking people impling selves on stalactites. The kids who hid in the cave. Stang's been to Carlsbad Caverns 9 times and will preserve it on his escape vessel IN the Grand Canyon. SubGs not pure enough for Xists... minds filled with desires and coffee...

Need new voice! Angry Larry? Hal muttering... Rev. Angry Larry joins in. Philo's mechanical heart. Bobtism ad. Snore-fest X-Day. Description of the clown show with weinermobile jumping over 3 flaming cars. Weinermobiles of America. Oscar Meyer Hotdogs vs. Nathan's. Need crowd for Bulldada Auction - the clowns want the big penis. Just the beat-up head. It had been beat on mostly by dames. The violent Women's Revolts of the old SubG cons. The penis-head mask looks like a Toho character vs. Big Man Japan. DICK-HEAD. The mushroom man - "I'm President Trump's crotch." Mario Cart stumpy-dick. The problem of unusual looking penii such as Bill Clinton, Michael Jackson. "is your pecker spotted like your hands?" Speckled pecker disease. Ray gun from the late President's estate. That car's full of clowns! Extraterrestrial or Japanese. Putting batteries in new robot toy. Acid and corrosion in the robots. You may already be a weiner.

LSD is the bomb" PSA. Rev. Angry Larry is gonna "do" the raygun. The kind of disintegrating gun that is slowly disintegrating in the basement. Now Stang misses Philo irritating him. Larry can be just as annoying if we want. Stang is not the way he used to be. Still hasn't hung Dobbhead or set up projector. We got the big Eyeball up there. The mystery of the ray gun batteries. Something inside the old toy is pulling back on the old corroded batteries. Stang's hat was found, after being used as a mic stand. ((CUT hat stuff)) ASBESTOS UNDERWEAR - Media Barrage bits - Chas song - All Bulldada Auction items are death traps. WEI COMES! Her helm and space crown. Raygun is broken plus sound effects. Auctioning Bobble-Body Zombie. After the Bobtism. Plenty of time since aliens didn't come - time to kill, murder and create. "We're gonna need a bigger clock-killing dagger." The Behemoth. We still have to do Starwood. Sentenced to another week of Slack, darn it! Normal ordinary tedious antislack would be great. Enough of this inebriating and orgy-ing.

((REMOVED: While we were gone Claudia pried boards off fence and escaped. So it was X-Day for Claudia. Bit of BUDDY lyrics. Stang looks for lyric sheets while Wei stalls. OCD -- not disorders, super-powers. Long waiting. Finds a roach. Arguing about the music. Wei and Stang sing BUDDY -- horribly.))

Rev. Watt deFalk's book THE BLASPHEMERA - three auction items so far that aren't deadly boobie-traps. They'll only blind you metaphorically. Claudia escaped -- Buddy slept through it. "I'm not really a rebel, I'm just an IDIOT." -- Faux "It's okay if we're only offending dumbasses" -- "Bob" Not just okay but our Bob-given right and duty! If they're offended, that proves they're dumbasses! It's an intelligence test. Below a SubGenius. CAN mean "beyond SubGenius." Can't be in Mensa and CoSG at same time -- but we have a cure for geniusness - two cures: ball peen hammer, and drugs. Plain liquor will do it. Geniuses don't need livers! SubGs don't need brains but do eat brains. Stang can't handle the allergen any more. Xists have Ruptured bits and pieces: his energy, his memory -- now a wisp, a shadow, a SHARD of a man. Every single cell suffering the Pain of A Hundred Billion Pains... times the number of cells. Even my bowel bugs have indigestion and insomnia. Hurry up, X-Day. The Fountain of Youth wasn't any of those pils. That which does not kill me makes me weaker. All old people talk about: health problems. Learned a lot more about criminal law and justice system than I wanted to. You learn the most interesting things, like felons can't be insured. Cath's THINGS I DON'T WANT TO SEE, HEAR, AND SMELL ANYMORE. Samples of Anti-C-! the RubGenius musings. Things she doesn't want to hear. Things she doesn't want to see on a daily basis. (Ass cracks, guards, razor wire, and women.) Things she doesn't want to smell any more. Her roomie wants a boyfriend. She has Jesus, what else could she need? Cath's observations on death -- she's been dead. Like Polly in Peaky Blinders. She's like the Professor on Gilligan's Island. Remembers lyrics. They were amazed to learn where Israel is and why Robin Hood doesn't just get a gun. They did not know that America was not always English speaking white people. Has to explain Star Wars to them constantly. She was able to "pass" among regular Pinks, but not here. There's racial gangs and she hangs out with the Mexicans. 12-hour trips to doctor on a hot crowded bus. They remind you every step of the way that you are a BUG. Gets humiliating body search every time we visit.

Time to go to the Bobtism!

SUBGENIUS FACE MASKS!

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RADIO-SAFE, "CLEAN VERSION of Stang's Oingo Boingo Fanboy Tribute Show. We start with two new Trump-bashing songs -- SORRY, SNOWFLAKES -- CRY!! -- by Roy Zimmerman and Bob Walkenhorst, and then it goes into an all-Oingo Boingo first-two-albums tribute show with Stang explaining before each song why he identifies with it so much. The band Oingo Boingo in the 1980s seemed riveting to, of all people, filmmakers of that era, which included Rev. Stang. Maybe that's why the band leader, Danny Elfman, and guitarist Steve Bartek, ended up composing so many Hollywood movie scores after the band thinned out. 

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We start with two new Trump-bashing songs -- SORRY, SNOWFLAKES -- CRY!! -- by Roy Zimmerman and Bob Walkenhorst, and then it goes into an all-Oingo Boingo first-two-albums tribute show with Stang explaining before each song why he identifies with it so much. The band Oingo Boingo in the 1980s seemed riveting to, of all people, filmmakers of that era, which included Rev. Stang. Maybe that's why the band leader, Danny Elfman, and guitarist Steve Bartek ended up composing so many Hollywood movie scores after the band thinned out.

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PG-RATED RADIO-OKAY VERSION. Recorded in Caffeina's at Wisteria on 22X-Day (July 5, "2019"). Dr. Hal, Rev. Angry Larry, and a mysterious newcomer, Rev. "Chip," fill the voids left after Stang and Drummond vacate their Tarzan's Radio Station folding chairs and mics. Some jamming by The Slot Rods and others, and LeMur collages, are used as seasoning. Topics include: X-Day errors and failures. Monster movies. Monster High. Monster highs. "We like clowns, they taste funny." Clowns on drugs and on fire. Trophies taken by the Xists. Horror hosts as ShorDurPerSavs. Ask Dr. Hal preview. Ticks and other monsters of X-Day at Wisteria. Advice on drugs. Hal's problem with smart phones. Rev. Chip's 12 Step Program.

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NOT-FOR-RADIO, INTERNET-ONLY VERSION. Recorded in Caffeina's at Wisteria on 22X-Day (July 5, "2019"). Dr. Hal, Rev. Angry Larry, and a mysterious newcomer, Rev. "Chip," fill the voids left after Stang and Drummond vacate their Tarzan's Radio Station folding chairs and mics. Some jamming by The Slot Rods and others, and LeMur collages, are used as seasoning. Topics include: X-Day errors and failures. Monster movies. Monster High. Monster highs. "We like clowns, they taste funny." Clowns on drugs and on fire. Trophies taken by the Xists. Horror hosts as ShorDurPerSavs. Ask Dr. Hal preview. Ticks and other monsters of X-Day at Wisteria. Advice on drugs. Hal's problem with smart phones. Rev. Chip's 12 Step Program.

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Rev. Susie the Floozie did it! It's this week's "Bob's" Slack Time Funhouse, and we get to premiere it! The opening segments are brand new; the rest is a classic Susie old-school super-collage media barrage on the subjects of Easter and deadly diseases, slightly seasoned up with modern clips. There is some possibly fanciful ranting about Rev. Ivan Stang's sex life near the end, but most of it is the WALL OF SPLICES for which The Flooze is famous. This is the second weekly show episode we've released this week, which puts us AHEAD! ... and more timely than usual.

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This is the CLEAN, RADIO-SAFE, Under-an-Hour version of #1773... basically an entire hour of Rev. Stang and Lonesome Cowboy Dave discussing the various possible fates of SubGenius events like X-Day in these days of Captain Trumps.

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((Cut Dave's diarrhea and Memory Pants. )) Vet sign: "Wash Your Paws." Dave turns it into Scrub Your Parents Down. Talking about X-Day with various SubGeniuses... X-Day will be in two weeks on a CRUISE SHIP. Suddenly other old people started wearing masks. Forgetting much easier than forgiving. Forgiving doesn't matter once you forget. Stang wants Alzheimer's pills for his memory. What if no one can travel in July? And everybody's broke. All the bartenders and waiters broke... Home-delivery strippers in Portland called Boober Eats. The Xists know our addresses; we don't have to be at some campground; can Rupture in Place. Let a Thousand Little X-Days Bloom. (X-Day possible cancellation slogans.) Or could use teleconferencing and Stay Home to Know What you Really Think. Too Much TP is always better than not enough. Fully paid trip to X-Day IN YOUR OWN HOME! Some are going nuts trying to live like Stang has for 30 years. World ended not with banging on highways but a whimper. Papa Joe Mama's letter about X-Day -- the Con designed this disease so none of us can escape! What would "Bob" do? Everything now resembles NEIGHBORWORLD! - everybody on the Internet ALL THE TIME. Teleconferencing with SubGeniuses. Zoom and security problems. Pretty dark and dismal and will get worse. Stang coaches Dave's speech. "I already got the chance to get old but some may not." There's a generation between Boomers and Milleniards that hates both of them. The smarty-pants quit reproducing. Stang and Dave reproduced. Grandkids going nuts stuck at home, using Kid Messenger. The time a photo of Stang's bruised veiny forearm was interpreted by FB AI robots as a foreSKIN. Funny foreskin jocularity. Some at home might READ, but instead they're texting. Background music is Wendy Carlos doing Brandenburg Concertos #2 Allegro. Caca soto means quiet poopoo. Stang can't draw or sing but can splice sentences together. We need to grow oil wells. Dave had natural gas since he was six. YourMommaDid, is that like a thermometer. Fanciful coronavirus cures. Fox should be sued for their virus disinformation. The cure: Joining the Church of the SubGenius. You may not live but you'll go to a better Hell that prepares you for SubGenius Heaven. Our local hot spot is the nuclear power plant. Hundred of out of towners are coming for annual repairs so the locals are paranoid. Drive-in services at the Cowboy Church. Stang's love of cowboy gospel music. REAL gospel is great whether black or cowboy. European tourists go to African American churches in South Carolina for the atmosphere. Stang's Pappy used to stand outside black churches to hear the singing when he was a kid -- and was still singing them in 2015. Child Pappy and Black churches. Now it's illegal to have a church service unless streaming. But there'll be fewer Republican voters soon. Trump rallies, gun shows, NASCAR to "pwn" the libtards. Stang only READS news. McLuhan's weird baloney is okay, it's his fan club... bad as members of the God fan club. Jesus, how could I judge him if he didn't exist, The census now: Are you a Mexican? What kind? Actually what kind of Hispanic? Stang's answer regarding ancestry: British Isles/Neanderthal. Or say Denisovan to throw 'em off. Monkeys use tools. Fish use tools. Octopuses are the smartest and they don't even have bones. But it's okay to eat them because they're cannibals. As SubGeniuses we won't say who's smart, just who's the most fun! Smart gets you nothin' but misery. They let prisoners out in Ohio - non murderers over 60 - not in Texas. Might let rapists and junkies out but not pot smokers or abortion havers. Obviously the powers that be are taking advantage of this chaos to lock down their permanent regime of right wing white supremacy. Erasing every single scientific advance - hate anything scientific because it's related to libtards. What can they do bt hate? They aren't equipped to do much else. Senators cashed in on the disaster and everybody forgot. "The President so crappy that America ran out of toilet paper." It's going around like other things that are going around. Stang's mild early hoarding. Just buying one extra every time. Dave's stash is only for a week. Stang's, a month. Need TWO months. We have soap -- TRIOLOGY SOAPS! With Dobbshead inside! Description of of Triology soaps. Stang hates the deoderent chemical smells. No prob as a 3-pack smoker. Now can't stand the detergent aisle. We may have had it already and didn't know. Stang's 3 friends who had all the symptoms in December and flunked flu test. Stang doesn't touch anybody but his dogs and two old ladies. Stang's not a socialist distancer. "Who needs public anything? Libraries? Roads?" Russia, China, Germany Cambodia... these things happen when all the uneducated people decide to throw everybody with glasses or bilingual into mass graves. Autocratic regimes everywhere. We'll be totalitarian dictators on our own spaceships two weeks fom now on the X-Day Cruise Ship! It'll be PACKED! Stang preaches against Devil Virus televangelist-style. 60% of those pew-packers won't be voting! So old and obese. Poebucker details: Monskoes (skinny poebuckers) and Quaints (obese poebuckers). Not fat shaming, but poverty and morbid obesity. Dave's Confederate neighbor in uniform and holding AR-15 in front yard. He's a nobody but he's got a GUN! Who's the dumb one. "Democrats don't have guns or motorboats." They'll be surprised when they discover not only did a lot of libtards have guns but they're CRACK SHOTS! All Stang has is the Sword of Bob, an old smelly pipe. If no men, no wars -- but in world without men, some women would fill the niche! ARMY OF FERAL HOGS attack! Wei just arrived. We're eating cyanobacteria Nostoc. Tastes like what it grows on. Should grow it on ice cream. Welcome, Wei. Wei's mic has an on button, Mic 1, the good one. Want Dave on streaming parties, but like GGG he resists computer shit. Talking to another idiot is what the Church of the SubGenius is all about. SubGenius radio problem of talking over each other; Zoom forces people to have manners. Rawhide time for Buddy. The dogs keep us to a very tight schedule. The dogs program us as much as we do them. Ramus and Remus. Onan biz about the Angel of Death sent away temporarily by Dobbsheads. Did I read all this stuff last week? Maybe I do have Alzhiemers. X-Day not cancelled, but camping outlawed now. Many people defying safety due to Trump crap. There is a silver lining - a lot fewer Trumpers in the coming months. The IDIOCRACY documentary. Fuddruckers and Boober Eats. In the country of the Blind the One Eyed Man is King, but none of us have one eye. And the two-eyed person is FUCKED in that country. Details of "In the Country of the Blind" by H. G. Wells. Stang on Wells. Emergentiles = Morlocks, Rewardians = Eloi. Nice Eloi and Mean Morlocks. Morlocks/Eloi Rewardian/Emergentile rant. We only take one in ten. Most SG are Rewardians; only one in 10 CAN be Emergentiles. Dave worried about time on his phone. Always send copy of show and a tiny little check. Dave's dirty word: Opthamology. Wei's precocious sentence at age 1, Stang's at age 2. Dave solved all the world's problem at age 7! But only for about one minute, then the world got back to normal. When The Others run out of food they'll visit the neighbor with a veg garden but no guns. Our peed-on straw bale garden. Curing disease by drinking own pee. History of Bob Nelson show. There's no one at WCSB, programmed remotely. University shut down. Praise the millions of stations that carry this show. Buddy is eating Mr. Bill's arm. Wei has Mr. Bill's voice box that Claudia pulled out. Dave leaves. Sign-off. She chewed up Mr. Bill's brain! Let Mr. Bill's ghost never haunt this house

INTERNET-ONLY BEGGING. Dave's GoFundMe link - CLEVELAND HOUSE AD! Now only $109,000. Hard-sell house ad. Rev. Cosmac could fix Mr. Bill's brain. Praise of Cosmac's crazy ways of building futuristic magic from ancient electronics. His lit-up glowing white mannequin that talks back to you via AI with glowing nipples. Made with 1950s transistors. When Horizon Zero Dawn world comes he'll thrive. MONEY FOR US! Minister ad. What if you get a disease? Can't get on the Saucers unless a descendants save you posthumously. Retroactive Memberships. Xists and dead people. Can bring dead to life but like Pet Semetary. Spend $ at subgenius.com. Desc. of Memb Pack. Frameable documents and starable art. Tree of Knowledge. Pamphlet ad. Stang dies on the air.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1773.mp3
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THIS IS THE BROADCAST-READY, RADIO-SAFE VERSION

Because most of the stations that run our show are programming their stations remotely, we provide them this MP3 because it's easier than having to deal with the potentially virus-laden CDs we might normally mail them. The Broadcast version is always under one hour, sometimes much shorter than the Internet version.

THIS EPISODE: Half brand new and topical, half old as Hell and possibly as old as dirt -- and ALL KILLER! Stang's "Local Captain Trumps Report" culminates in some SICK (sic) versions of classic SubGenius slogans and "Bob" lines. This followed by 24 minutes of some of the best old-time Church Media Barrage, mixed with some Stang rants and "news" from around 1987 -- including a reading of a GREAT Paul Mavrides short story called "World Without Slack" starring Jesus Christ and Jim Jones on a Battle Saucer on X-Day. Uncut version of audio clips used in ARISE! And part of the Mister Science Lecture Series regarding the elementary particle, the Mutron. At the end is one of the weirdest Rudy Schwartz Projects tunes EVER, but just before the end, we play Bob Dylan's first song in eight years, the 17-minute epic "Murder Most Foul" -- which might make you bawl your eyes out IF you are 66 years old and grew up in Dallas. And had Puzzling Evidence for a buddy.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1772pg.mp3
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Half brand new and topical, half old as Hell and possibly as old as dirt -- and ALL KILLER!Stang's "Local Captain Trumps Report" culminates in some SICK (sic) versions of classic SubGenius slogans and "Bob" lines. This followed by 24 minutes of some of the best old-time Church Media Barrage, mixed with some Stang rants and "news" from around 1987 -- including a reading of a GREAT Paul Mavrides short story called "World Without Slack" starring Jesus Christ and Jim Jones on a Battle Saucer on X-Day. Uncut version of audio clips used in ARISE! And part of the Mister Science Lecture Series regarding the elementary particle, the Mutron. At the end is one of the weirdest Rudy Schwartz Projects tunes EVER, but just before the end, we play Bob Dylan's first song in eight years, the 17-minute epic "Murder Most Foul" -- which might make you bawl your eyes out IF you are 66 years old and grew up in Dallas. And had Puzzling Evidence for a buddy.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1772.mp3
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THIS IS THE RADIO-SAFE "CLEAN" VERSION

Finally a fresh show after many reruns! Stang performs and Onan rant, Onan performs a Stang rant, Stang performs a Viral Stupidity rant, and we are treated to Stang's 1987 address to students at his old high school, in which he was so blunt about the Elephant Not in the Room that the student who invited him was almost expelled for it! Also: spooky new songs by Cult of Zir, The Rudy Schwartz Project, Psycho Skeletons, and, some really classic old-timey Puzzling Evidence.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1771pg.mp3
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Finally a fresh show after many reruns! Stang performs and Onan rant, Onan performs a Stang rant, Stang performs a Viral Stupidity rant, and we are treated to Stang's 1987 address to students at his old high school, in which he was so blunt about the Elephant Not in the Room that the student who invited him was almost expelled for it! Also: spooky new songs by Cult of Zir, The Rudy Schwartz Project, Psycho Skeletons, and, some really classic old-timey Puzzling Evidence.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1771.mp3
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This might cheer you up. It is Rev. Susie the Floozie's astounding DISEASE Special, "Bob's" Slacktime Funhouse Episode #720, a gigantic collage about anthrax and other wonders of bio-warfare, originally broadcast on WREK in Atlanta in 2008. The world is about to end, and when that happens we at Hour of Slack take the Path of Least Resistance -- which in this case is to rerun this great Floozian mastresspiece. 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1770.mp3
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This MIGHT be the greatest Hour of Slack episode of all time -- and it was a lost episode until this week! It's our sixty-ninth episode, from late 1986, and it was a kind of a "best of" collection of some of the best stuff that many SubGeniuses recorded up until then. Includes songs, rants, and collages by Slackmaster Cleve, Byron Werner, Rev. Bleepo Abernathy, Puzzling Evidence, Dr. Hal, Rev. Ivan Stang, Doug #3, Gary G'Broagfran, Sister Krys (her sermon on "The 'Feminist' Conspiracy!"), The Firesign Theater, Ken Nordine, Oingo Boingo, G. Gordon Gordon, and the great Doktorz 4 "Bob"! Thanks to Rev. Rasfeld for recording this off the air when it first aired in Dallas, and somehow keeping the recording for 34 years!

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1769.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:34pm CDT

Rerun of #468 -- exactly 1,300 shows ago! About half is a reproduction of the first part of a 1990s Negtivland double CD, "Time Zones Exchange Project." (We suspect it's mostly a special Over the Edge show from KPFA in Berkeley by the late great Don Joyce.) In between, Stang does quite a bit of ranting about the (newly-invented) Internet and the place of The Church of the SubGenius in it. There's also a pretty good string of Young Stang's rather forceful and colorful answers to audience questions at a Starwood Festival of those olden days. This is the first of the masterpieces we'll be re-running occasionally, copied from the original Hour of Slack cassette tape masters of the 1980s and 1990s... now that we have all those master tapes in one place (the new climate-controlled, very expensive DobbShed on Stang Ranch in Texas), and have added a cassette player back into Tarzan's Secret Radio Station for the first time since about 2010.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1768.mp3
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Soothing and jarring music from many Doktors bracket two new rants (by Rev. Absent (read by Stang) and Rev. Watt deFalk, and a half hour of onstage radio Slack from 22X-Day Drill featuring Dr. Hal, Rev. Angry Larry and Rev. Ivan Stang... on July 5, after another disappointing failure of the world to end. The Spouters activate a toy robot that turned out to be dangerous, sing the praises of Rev. Susie the Floozie, Creationism vs. Destructionism, and the slogans and aphorisms of "Bob" that can put you in the hospital. Also addressed are Stang's allergies to things like ghosts and aliens, and Rev, Angry Larry's anger.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1767.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:50pm CDT

We start with Part 2 of Rev. Xister's rather sober collage "Ship of State." Uncle Onan Canobite presents two Cautionary Tales of the SubGenius (from 21X-Day), and we get a brand new somewhat sardonic song from Bob Walkenhorst from his new Patreon outlet (just a tease, as it's a subscription and you haven't subscribed yet). There's also a new RSP instrumental and a pretty old prank call from "Melba" to Bob Larson's Christian-cartoon talk show. At Tarzan's Radio Station, StangDoe tell Lonesome Cowboy Dave of some new mind control apps just to scare him. By the way, he had a car wreck last week, and never actually did have a horse, and could use help, so please check his fundraiser page if you have ANY spare change!

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1766.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:37pm CDT

This episode (rerun of #1341, from 2011) is all one fantastic old-school media barrage by the hard-working and very talented Rev. Xister, previously heard weekly on a fellow SubGenius show, The Ministry of Slack. It’s a collage about The Conspiracy, using what would be to him older movies and music, and harkens back to the carefully-arranged media barrages that we used to splice together on reel-to-reel tape back in the 1980s before Hour of Slack was born. “Bob” and SubGenius are not mentioned at all, but it is PURE SubGenius. It’s 90 minutes long too, so this is only Part One of SHIP OF STATE by Rev. Xister.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1765.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:15pm CDT

This is the first episode in about 20 years to use what we might call "Famous Commercial Bands Signed to Major Labels" instead of new original work by relative unknowns and unknown relatives. It's basically Rev. Stang's favorite rock songs about religion, philosophy, and everything from his high school and early college years, ~1968 to 1975 or so... songs by well-known bands that nonetheless weren't widely heard on rock hit radio, because, well, obvious reasons: the touchy subject matter. And, nightmarishly, these old timey ditties are possibly MORE relevant today than they were even then. A horrifying thought! Still, this particular episode, in ways that no previous episodes ever has, ROX, MAN!! IT FUKKIN ROX DUDE! The original title of this episode was "You Should Probably Frop for This One." Don't worry, kids, we probably won't do it again. But we bet that Boomerian Subs on their veritable deathbeds may well be brought back to rampaging life by this collection.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1764.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:05pm CDT

Friends, some of you may have heard Rev. Stang whining and griping about how this dang show is taking too dang much time from BOOKS we'd like to be publishing, and that we might have to streamline some things, or use more reruns. Well, this one is streamlined -- that is, an uncut 45 minutes with Lonesome Cowboy Dave on the phone, followed by a Psycho Skeletons instrumental. But it STARTS with a ten minute orchestral suite by The Rudy Schwartz Project called "Demonstration of the Peach and the Brush." There is some sort of talk about viruses both new and ancient, and melting permafrost, and the 144,000 who will be saved, and J. R. "Bob" Dobbs, and the "marijuana" of the 2020s which is self-righteous indignation, and Alfred E. Numa-Numa, preacher vs. preacher, all the ways that the Boomers fucked up, the haircuts that held us all back... and God's love of Stang's "War on God" rant.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1763.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:42pm CDT

Poor beat-up old Rev. Stang has to undergo the gauntlet of the Failed Rupture every July 5, at 7 am, as the gathered SubGeniuses at whatever campground wait to see him, with the help of Rev. Susie the Floozie, Dr. Hal, Dr. Drummond, Princess Wei, et al, etc., pull some new kind of rabbit out of that same old hat. Stang always does, and this particular rabbit is the most pathetically raggedy, crippled and aged rabbit yet. Good thing there was plenty of 'Frop! The edited location recording lasts about 20 minutes and is relieved by "Pillow Princess," a truly impressive and inspiring new X-Day hymn, in (no kidding) George Clinton/Jimi Hendrix style, by Rev. Neil B. Forme and The Mixolydian Illiteratti Experience. The episode closes with a very, very strange and oddly laid back performance by Dr. Hal, Dr. Drummond and the mysterious Reverend "X" from the fourth or fifth hour of onstage Show recording on July 2.

P.S.: This month is the 40th anniversary of the public outreach of The Church of the SubGenius, which started with the publication of SubGenius Pamphlet #1 on January 2, "1980."

P.S.S. Stang really did lose the secret red tickets and then find them again. That part was real. That and the simulated sex.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:19pm CDT

It was July 4 at 22X-Day Drill, and by the fourth hour of live blabbershow, Dr. Drummond and even Dr. Hal had pooped out -- but Rev. Ivan Stang and Princess Wei had returned, re-energized. This thus sounds very much like a Stang Ranch or Cleveland show with Dave calling in, except that instead of Dave on the phone we had on stage our erstwhile Cleveland Heights neighbor, IDRMRSR, aka Mister Sister, one of the few official Church conservatives. He had been tippling a bit. (We managed to slide a little Lonesome Cowboy in the mix too.) Also represented are Rev. Watt deFalk, and music by Rev. Angry Larry with mystery accompanist X recorded live at 22X-Day Drill -- complete with loud boorish drunks talking over it. Also: The Rudy Schwartz Project; The Skeletons (Psycho); and Dewey Cox (two songs from "Walk Hard"). LeMur's cutting-up spices everything, and Mr. F. LeMur is actually discussed as a person by the only one of us who has actually met him!

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1761.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:02pm CDT

This episode's title is also the name of the Rudy Schwartz Project instrumental near the beginning, after the LeMur collages. (All collages in this episode are by Mr. F. LeMur.) We get music new and old, respectively, by The Slot Rods and Dr. Onan Canobite, plus a Lonesome Cowboy Dave classic, "The President's on the Phone," from three Presidents ago. The talk parts were mostly recorded on July 4th of the so-called 2019, on location at the cult compound where the X-Day Drill was held. Dr. Hal, Dr. Philo Drummond, and Rev. Ivan Stang, presiding, along with Rev. Lord Angry Larry. A couple of Brother Russell's prank calls to Christian stations (as "Melba") are referenced and included. There is much detailed discussion of the greatest of the worst movies, as well as of Doc Savage and his son Dork.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1760.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:32am CDT