Aug 28, 2014
The Show Notes
Elaine Stritch and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Anderson/Ponty Band did it!
King Crimson vs. Yes
Dr. Damian Handzy’s Facts That’ll Fuck Y’Up
- Oldest Person
- Like minded friends? from Diana
- Ardent Atheist and Pseudopod
Rupert McClannahan’s Indestructible Bastards
- Kamla Devi
Religious Moron of the Week
- Pat Robertson (again!) from Jonathan Tindell
Mentioned in the Show
State Atheist/Humanist Conference
[Geo performs Sunday 1:00 pm]
The Crimulati rehearsing in Woodstock
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Ms. Info's mood right now? TOTALLY JAZZED TO SEE KING CRIMSON!
Greetings, Geo. this is a bit off subject but you d comments made me wonder how many of your listeners know why there are letters associated with the digits on a dial pad. And why is it called a dial pad?
Got some ideas of sounds you don't hear anymore:
The old credit card machines
Car ashtray opening and closing
Payphone coin ding.
Did you mention the old style cash registers and the sound of taking coins out of the coin drawer or the metal clips holding the bills down?
And don't forget sounds that kids still hear and understand but completely out of context: An olde tyme phone ringing as a ring tone on an iPhone, the record scratching sound
Noises that have left our lives BUT ARE MAKING A COMEBACK! This is almost beyond parody.
Across the media landscape traditional newspaper journalists are being edged out by “digital native” journalists who can presumably harness the power of social networks, etc. that older, more experienced (expensive) journalists can’t.
This week the publisher of The Times and The Sun have decided to create “energy” in the newsroom by piping in the sound of typewriters. Most of these people have never seen a typewriter except in a museum or possibly their grannies attic!
eight and a half years ago
Related to the oldest person alive today, there's an interesting point to be made about the third longest-lived person ever. Her name was Lucy Hannah and she lived from July 16, 1875 to March 21, 1993. Despite her place in the record books as the third oldest person ever, she was never actually the oldest person on earth. That's because the oldest person ever recorded, Jeanne Calment, was born about four months before her (February 21, 1875) and died four years later on August 4, 1997.