Thursday, March 27, 2008

Episode 120: Skeptoid Presents Fast-Food Phobia

With a big thanks and a plug to the Skeptoid Podcast


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Loituma * Levan Polka
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The Nordic Rhythm Boys * Johan Pa Snippen
Smokey Harless * A Place for them called Hell
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Young Holt Unlimited * Soulful Strut
Hank Snow * I've Got a Troubled Mind
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Mort Garson * Rhapsody in Green
Something Weird Video * The Other Side of Bonnie and Clyde
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Enoch Light * Lovers' Concerto
The Liverpools * Hey, Quiet Down There
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Midas Touch * Making Free
The Tempos * Monkey Doo
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T Elerth * Keepin' It
Vegetable Soup Theme
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Roger Bourdin * Seduction
Willie Nelson * Time After Time
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Alan Hawkshaw and Brian Bennett * Home Run
RIAA * Down at Mississippi
Excuse Me, Ricky
Johnny Hawksworth * Cuddley Bear
Be Your Own Pet * Becky
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Brigitte Bardot * Tu Veux Ou Tu Veux Pas
Timer * Eat Breakfast, Damnit!
Mala Fe * Beat It
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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Episode 119: Fundies are Frightening

Thanks to Fundies Say the Darndest Things

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Lord Radio and the Bimshire Boys * I Wanna be a Puppy
2-Guy4God, RaptureReady
Les Humphries * Up, Up and Away
Big Blue Marble Theme
3-Anonymous, comments
The Mervyn Wright Orchestra * Blue Velvet
ELO * I'm Alive
4-Texas Tommy Two-Shoes, FireSociety
Soul Bossa Nova
Mohammad Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle and Usha Mangeshkar * Janu Meri Jaan
5-Kasaova, Able 2 Know boards
Bernard Estardy * Sports Et Jazz
Leoncie * Killer in the Park
6-Melik, Pioneer Thinking Discussion Boards
Torero Band * Onward Christian Soldiers
Leslie Hall and the Lys * This is How We Go
7-Dr Shelton
El Sonido Magico de Waldo de los Rios * No Me Quiero Enamorar
Meatus Murder * El Garfield
8-Tim Baldi -Llamaboy, Facebook-I Bet I Can Find 1,000,000 Christians
Mort Garson * Good Morning Starshine
Paper Airplane * Four Trucks Sitting in the Snow
9-ebief76, Youtube comment
Nils Tibor * Puppy Love A Whiter Shade of Pale
Nina Simone * The Desperate Ones
10-KOIfriend (aka whiterider), The Resistance Manifesto
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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Episode 118: You Dirty French Frog!

Watch "But Names Will Never Hurt Me?

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PBS Theme-French Frog 1
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Fissunix vs IV my People * IV my Breton
All About You-French Frog 2
Electric Concept Orchestra * Witchita Lineman
Malajube * Pate Filo
Parlez-Moi-French Frog 3
Fred Lowry * Happy Hobo
Anita Bryant * This is My Country
French Frog 4
Herve Roy * Percussions A Gogo
DJ Jujube * Passe Partout Megamix
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Moog Cookbook * Rockin' in the Free World
Czerwone Gitary * Pieciu Nas Jest
Self-Incorporated-French Frog 6
Bert Kaempfert * Strangers in the Night
Marianne Faithful * Ne Me Quitte Pas
Telefrancais-French Frog 7
Larry Nored * She Works Hard for the Money
Evan Dando * How Will I Know?
The Bureau of Mass Communication-French Frog 8
Les Sequelles * Roller Girl
The Most Important Person-French Frog 9
Swing Family * Musical Stars
Thinkabout-French Frog 10
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Saturday, March 15, 2008

A Tribute to the Lesser Xanadu Characters

I loved Xanadu from the first time I saw the videocassette. Yes, I was exactly at the right age to appreciate such a movie--about 13 at the time. But I was kind of an anti-conformist, so I assumed everything about it, and everything most 13 year-old girls liked was stupid.

But not now. Now, not only am I an avid fan, but I'm the would-be stalker of one of the dancers, who shall, from now on, be known as "Dark Eyes." I don't know who he is, or what he's doing, or how old he is (probably no more than 5 or 6 years), but somehow, I've focused on him.

Now for the tribute.

The Muses

The greek muses seem to al be included, including Uranta, the Celestial, who is played by the Asian girl, of course. What I want to know is, why is it that Terpsichore, the Muse of Dance, played by Newton-John, is the only one who can't dance?

Erato, the Muse of Love

Urania, the "Celestial One"

Polyhymnia, the Muse of Sacred Song and Crotch

The sisters live, laugh and love together.

The 9 Sisters create neon light-energy through the power of dance, and love.

The Unsung Heroes of Xanadu

Saggy-Boob Farrah has no need for a bra!

Farrah, whose bike was that you just "lent?" Oh well, no girl can resist Sonny Malone!

These are rock album artistes.

This is a rubber duckie, ostensibly owned by the world-famous rock band, Breaking Ground.

Actress Lise Lang had a speaking role, and a credit, as "Popcorn Girl." She would do anything for Sonny Malone!

Like I always say: dress for the job you want, not the job you have.

The Ground-Breaking party with the foreman, Gene Jelley, and a guy enjoying nuts. It's just not a party without Party Peanuts!

The bird who wears legwarmers.

I think, though, if you hardly have any blood in your legs, they don't really get cold, so they don't require legwarmers.
The Fashion Creatures

My theory is that the Fashion Creatures were newly-created 80's mannequins that came to life the moment Terpsichore and her sisters stepped out of the Venice wall and into the hearts of Hollywoodians.

First they got great jobs as fashion models for Quebecois Photographes posing as Parisians.

A tribute to the later performance by The Tubes.

Things to Come. Scary.

Here we see the acting technique of choosing an animal to represent your character a la Commedia dell'Arte.

A Fashion Monkey creeps through the Fashion Jungle.

The Fashion Creature reacts on Fashion Instinct alone.

One of the Fashion Creatures' main defenses is Glitz, demonstrated here.

A Fashion Predator is thwarted in her hunt by the blinding Glitz.

Watch out! They hang from clothes racks.

The call of Fashion creatures in heat.

Fashion Creatures are known to practice homosexuality. Here is Gay Spidey.

A Retro Fashion Creature, on loan from John Waters.

Contempt for the sixties?

They aren't Dancers. They are The Tubes!

And they come with their own 14 year-old groupie!

Mothers, do you know where your daughters are?

That old devil, rock 'n' roll

Meet "Mighty Eighties." He has a short haircut. In 1979, only the most fashion-forward, or actual punk rockers, had hair like this. No one in my school would be caught dead like this. He is Mighty Eighties. Fear his keyboard!

Mighty Eighties caught one for himself. He is very gallant about it.

I believe this is Vince Welnick, nee of the Grateful Dead. He's awesome.

Go, Vince! Go! Will this be Floyd from the Muppet Show?

The Dancers, and The Dancer

This Apache dancer has achieved maximum splittage.

She's a little bruised, but I think she's okay.

The pain feels so good. I think this is the main theme of the film.

The eyebrows are scary. But they got credits.

Who is this eye-candy?

Maybe a young Raul Julia? Wait, no...

The Zoot Suits

Up in the air, Zoot Suit!

Hey, there's Dark Eyes!

Is that skirt slit military regulation?

This woman is the pinnacle of eighties fashion. Batwings, high-waisted lame spandex pants, and do I see a headband?

Can you find Dark Eyes in this picture?

Heil! Xanadu!

That's the "Fonzie" dance move. You'll see it throughout the picture.

Evidence of cruel, cruel hair abuse. And I don't mean the cornrows.

I see Dark Eyes is back!

...and he's wearing synthetic velour! Nice.

Is that Criss Angel, or Doug Henning?

Look! Over there! It's...

Yes, it's Dark Eyes again. I think the explanation for the hair is that he needed a pompadour for the 1945 bit. Dreamy, anyway.

So now, they've been honored. If I could get more names, perhaps they would be properly honored. Especially Dark Eyes. Anyone?