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This episode of The Hour of Slack is a rerun, but a MYSTERIOUS one. Our friend St. David Bachner has gone to the trouble of digitizing almost all of the first 1,100 Hours of Slack, transferring them from cassette tape to MP3, and making them freely down loadable on his website. We have been inspecting the logs of the downloads and noticed a couple of very strange things. Firstly, a surprising number of old shows are being downloaded by people in Russia and China. Secondly, while most of the old shows have been downloaded by an average of from 200 to 400 people, ONE of them has been downloaded almost 20,000 times! Our new shows get an average of like 3,000 downloads a month or so, but this one old show has been downloaded 20,000 times! We looked it up to see what was so special about it. It’s Hour of Slack #863 from the year 2002, titled “TIME MADNESS,” and it has some great stuff on it, but… damn if I know why this show out of all our 1200-odd shows has been copied by 20,000 people. Maybe YOU, dear listener, can figure it out. Please let us know, if you do.

Download – Duration:  1:01:34



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ground zero: blackjack friday & communumbers


blackjack friday: the face of error

from clyde lewis: When terrorism comes knocking at your back door, you take notice. When conspiracy is happening in your neighborhood, you just don’t know who you can trust. On November 26th, 2010, a day known as Black Friday, people in Portland gathered for the traditional lighting of the Christmas tree in Pioneer Courthouse square. What they didn’t know is that a white van pulled up near the square loaded with 55 gallon drums. These were supposed to be bombs. The problem is he bombs were not wired to go off. They were duds. They were fake bombs provided by the FBI. They were used to incriminate a would be terrorist who later was apprehended in an area near Portland’s Train Station.

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from clyde lewis: Since World War I, it is believed that the numbers being broadcast are secret codes that are sent to agents who are told to listen to a frequency to get their orders. When traffic is especially heavy on the radios, it is believed that some major event is about to take place whether it be a coup or a full on war.

In June of 2010, the FBI arrested 10 people for allegedly serving for years as secret agents of Russia’s intelligence with the goal of penetrating U.S. government policy-making circles. People I am sure were shocked about this. It sounds like something straight out of a cold war blockbuster. They were asked by Russian intelligence to learn all they could about our nuclear weapons and where they are positioned, policies about Iran, White House rumors, CIA leadership turnover, the last presidential election, and the Congress and political parties.

What was the tool they used to receive their orders? It was a short wave radio. It wasn’t sophisticated or high tech it was just a simple 1920’s era technology. The spies would sit down in front of their radios with spiral notebooks and write down a series of numbers. The most important thing to remember is that these numbers can be heard by anyone in the United States.

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We set out to make a show from the 2010 DEVOtional, the annual Devo fan event held in Cleveland — but there is easily enough for 3 shows, so just to make the selecting easier we decided to utilize the DEVO covers done by bands that are also associated with Church of the SubGenius. That narrowed it down some. New songs, collages and DEVO covers by: The Mutant Mountin’ Boys, William Devo, The Doktormuzika Project, The Spudboys, Mutate Now, Occupant, Poopy Necroponde, The Amino Acids, Psycho Charger, The Arkhams, Rural War Room, PEVO, Gadgetto, The Large, LeMur, Phantom Burnout, Rev. Bleepo Abernathy and (on the X-Rated Internet version only) Kitty Sneezes. Thanks to Rev. Toth Wilder for producing the DEVO-covers compilation album, Not Necessarily Beautiful But Mutated (2010), from which many of the songs are taken.

Download – Duration: 1:02:32 (X-rated Internet version)

 


Some weeks, this show is just thrown together. But this is one of those episodes for which we started gathering clips months ago, and for which much ass was busted in editing. It’s our annual “7 a.m. July 5” show, the culmination of all our expectations (and uncannily apt sound bites from other media) regarding “Bob’s” Promise of X-Day — and the subsequent let-down or encouragement, depending on how one sees it. We let the Internet version of this show go on longer than an hour; the censored broadcast version is just under 1 hour and lacks the three profanity-based cuts at the end. Music by 6 Fisted Tails of Connie, Munky Hyv, and Xandy Smith. Main voices are Dr. Hal, Dr. Philo Drummond, Rev. Susie the Floozie and Rev. Stang. (Note: LOST fanatics will get a kick out of the climax.)

Download – Duration: 1:12:48