Friday, August 19, 2011

Accidental Curmudgeon

How do people get old?  Outside the usual ways, I think it's a lot easier now for folks to get older, faster, what with all the Internet web sites and airplanes and telephones.  Also: a look at Bham's Ruffner Mountain, America's largest urban park and a monument to the city's lush industrial history. 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Did "Space Camp" ruin NASA?

It's no question "Space Camp" (1986) was part of a propoganda quest by NASA to renew the imaginitive interest in other-world exploration that had all-but-evaporated in American culture in the Reagan years, much due to the fact that the Space Shuttle program was done in the name of science and less in the interest of inspiring sound bites that permeated the Apollo endeavor. But thanks to the fact that everyone who works for NASA in "Space Camp" are Darwinist failures, plus the ingenious PR notion of selling the flick to audiences just five months after the tragic Challenger disaster, it's no question why this operation was dead-in-orbit. Read More...

Friday, August 12, 2011

The Church

Here in the South, religion, politics and sports are rolled up into one great big Venn Diagram of social mores, where everyone wants to be at the intersection, and anyone in the satellite ether is left to fend for themselves.  On this episode, I recount what it's like to unknowingly be under constant scrutiny from the church congregation when I was younger.  Also: the REALLY real ''Amityville Horror''.   

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Too Much Tobacco

After a month of all work and no play, I settle down for another show in the studio. 

Topics include changing a tire in early morning rush hour, Joe Bob Invades Birmingham, last month's journal of podcast procrastination, early 90s Nickelodeon nostalgia, and MTV turns 30 (aka why are we celebrating this bullstuff?).  Also, my review of the Maculey Culkin psych drama "The Good Son" will have you throwin' Mama from the cliff!  


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