Monday, July 30, 2012

BLAST FROM THE PAST

Listened to another tape this afternoon which had airchecks from CFGM. It was from October 10, 1983. I know this because at the end of the tape the woman who was making it, who sounded like she was in her fifties, came on and told the listener so.

The cassette was recorded on a Thanksgiving, and CFGM was doing "The 300 Greatest Country Songs Of All Time." Most of the announcer wasn't recorded, but at one point he told a joke involving a turkey.

The woman probably started making the tape in the noon hour and must have continued into the late afternoon. I surmise this because the tape went from #107 to #84 to #75.

Additionally, at one point you could hear a cuckoo clock in the background.

BLAST FROM THE PAST

Yesterday I was going through some cassettes a friend gave me and found a tape with airchecks from CFGM, the country station that used to be in Toronto (well actually Richmond Hill.) There was a song followed by an announcer doing a backsell, timecheck and talking about the weather. The tape was made by shoving a tiny cassette recorder up against a radio, so you could hear things in the background. At one point I heard a woman laughing and a man making a remark. I also heard a dog barking at one point.

In addition to the aircheck of the deejay, the tape also contained exerpts from a special program that must have been broadcast on CFGM at the time called "The History Of Country Music." The show had an announcer who wasn't at all suited for the type of program he was doing, a Mr. Big Voice type. The person would turn the tape recorder off whenever a song was played they didn't like and turn it back on when the announcer came back on.

My guess is the tape is from about 1971 because the "History Of Country Music" special seemed like it only went up to 1970.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

INTERESTING INTERNET RADIO FINDS


Heard Radio Free Saint John on the internet yesterday. Reminded me of some of the clandestine stations on shortwave.

Heard a country station on the internet from Russia Thursday afternoon. Versions of American country songs in Russian and a newer country song in English with frequent IDs advertising programs the station featured.

Friday, July 27, 2012

MEDIA CIRCUS

Found the coolest thing on YouTube the other night: a recording of a program that aired on TV Ontario (or OECA as it was then known) back in 1974 called "Media Circus." During the show, there were twelve monitors in the control room tuned to all the channels available in the Toronto area at that time. The hosts would talk about the programs as they were being broadcast.

Here is part three which features a guy using slowscan television imagery.

INTERNET STUFF

Dictionary.com is really only good if you know how to spell the word for which you are searching. A lot of people use dictionaries to find out the spelling of a word.

It seems these days more spammers are using innocent websites as third party sites to lure their unsuspecting victims to the spammer's page of malware.

What happened to Britcaster? Years ago, when I went to britcaster.co.uk it had all these links to UK podcasts. Now it's a blog (albeit an interesting one) with links to YouTube videos and such.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

ANOTHER POST CONCERNING CANDY MCBRIDE

Dear Candy,
OK, you have a problem. If it is at the point where you wear diapers 24-7 and carry a silky (which I asume is like some sort of blanky) around with you all the time, that's taking it too far.

You say in the annotation to your channel on YouTube that you rely on the ab lifestyle for security and happiness. That is not healthy.

If you and your Mommy (I'm asuming she goes by the pseudonym Lotus) are acting out the big-little dynamic at your parents resort condo and at dinner and movie get-togethers at friend's houses, that is taking it too far.

You need help. Get to a good Christian counsellor immediately.

WELCOME TO OUR COUNTRY, HOPE YOU ENJOYED OUR COUNTRY

Got a call yesterday from a company called Political Opinions who wanted me to participate in a survey. As a reward, they were going to give me a two-day cruise to the Bahamas. Wow! A whole two days!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

THE SPORADIC E IS HERE!!

Turned on the radio tonight to listen to "The World At Six" and heard a whole mess of stations where CBC should have been. I realized this meant only one thing: the summer skip was back.

Went upstairs and turned on my little TV-radio combo. Picked up a fair number of stations from Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and even Mississippi. Stations included Kickin 92.5, 98.9 WBAM from I think Montgomery Alabama, Kiss 104, a top 40 station from Atlanta, a station from Jacksonville Florida with lots of commercials, and a station from Gulfport Mississippi with commercials for Fred's Super Dollar store and Tulane University.

Monday, July 23, 2012

FM DX LOG 7/21

88.3 WAER with hymns.

90.1 WGMZ Rochester with Mexican music and IDs that made it sound more like a Mexican top 40 station than a jazz station.

91.7 CHOW Welland with "Nights With Alice Cooper."

93.5 WBLK Buffalo with rap song.

94.? another Family Radio station with introduction to Bible lesson.

95.1 WBRU Rochester with promo.

96.5 WCMF Rochester with live announcer (can you believe it on a Saturday night?) named Paul Stanley (I assume not the Paul Stanley from Kiss.)

97.9 WPXY Rochester with commercials, ID and into music.

99.5 WDCX Buffalo with Christian contemporary music.

104.1 WHTT Buffalo with ID.

106.7 WKGS Irondequoit with ID and music.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

IS TOILETSTOOL FAKE?

There is a website I used to visit called Toiletstool which is a "forum dedicated to the act of relieving yourself." I finally stopped visiting said forum a couple years ago after I realized it wasn't really a site a Christian should read.

However, there was another reason I stopped visiting Toiletstool; I began to suspect it was fake.

Of course, when you put any forum or any other kind of interactive site like that on the web you're going to get actual people posting there. I am not saying all the posts are fake, but there were a few general things about the posts which made me highly suspicious.

First of all, there were women on Toiletstool who said they had a condition called "megabladder", an extremely large bladder. These women claimed they could urinate for five minutes straight (some even longer.) One of these women told people reading the site to Google megabladder. I did so and could not find anything describing the condition these women were talking about. Rather than an extremely large bladder in certain individuals, megabladder appears to be a condition that appears in babies in utero in rare circumstances. One kind of poster exposed.

Secondly, there were a number of teenage girls and young women who posted on Toiletstool who said they liked going in their pants, as well as secondhand stories of young girls finding out their friends liked doing this. However, let us think about this for a few seconds. What's the most important thing for a teenager or even a young woman in her twenties? Not being embarrassed, as well as looking cool around her friends. Thus, if the girl who was contemplating doing this actually did it, there's a chance her friends would find out and she would be thought of as weird. Why then would someone do this in front of one of her friends or talk about it firsthand on an internet forum where her friends could possibly come across her post and find out?

Then there were all the stories of genuine accidents, which don't match up with what I have experienced. For the most part, a girl gets toilet trained and maybe has a few accidents for the first few years after that, but after that doesn't really have any issues. Sure, as a teenager she might have an accident, but you're telling me there are that many girls who can't make it to the bathroom in time on a less frequent basis?

Then there were all the stories that sound like typical errotica/fetish stuff. I won't go into detail about these.

I guess I had suspected this site was fake for a rather long time, but what made me stick around so long was that so many of the posters seemed like quite intelligent people. It didn't seem like your typical fantasy forum at all. Notwithstanding, most of the stories on Toiletstool are and were probably written by basement boys.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Congratulations to Wendy Bouma on moving from K-rock Kingston to 94.9 The Rock Toronto.

Wow, Freddie Vette, doing an impression of Santa Clause that sounds exactly like Russell. Radio at it's best.

I swear I'm going to throw my radio out the bucking window. Was trying to find something to listen to while I went to sleep last night (which I actually managed to do quite well despite the sweltering temperatures.) Milt Rosenberg (yes, one of the few Jewish people I actually somewhat like) was not coming in, the jerk Bradley Jay was on WBZ and "Coast To Coast" had some Sufi mystic guy on. "Nightstream" on CBC Radio Two was playing some crummy pop song. I finally had to tune to TSN 1050 as a last resort and fell asleep listening to "Sports Centre Something-or-other."

REPLY AWL

An item in the Good News section of the May 21 issue of Maclean's points out evidence that female polar bears can swim long distances. So much for those global warming activists telling us how polar bears were drowning because they had to swim further out to the ice flows. Good job Maclean's. Alex Jones pointed out this fact five years ago.

In the same issue, there is an article about the oil boom in North Dakota and all the problems it's bringing. A caller to the Scriptures for America live broadcast described working in what I asume was the oil fields of North Dakota as "the salt mines of Siberia."

The Society section of the same issue features an article about personal concierge services. These entrepeneurs will do anything for anyone, including scattering ashes and putting flowers on the graves of loved ones. I wonder if there's a personal concierge near where I live to help me with those tasks which come up occasionally that would really be aided by a pair of working eyeballs.

The by-line of the article in part asks, "How did we get so useless?" Later, though, in doubleminded hypocrisy, the piece in Maclean's comes out in favour of this outsourced laziness. The article says that outsourcing menial tasks allows people to spend more time with their families. However, the people that would outsource things like various tasks the article describes are such barrels full of monkeys they probably spend most of their extra time fighting.

The article also takes the tack that, "We have salesmen at car delerships to help us purchase vehicles and we have professional clowns to entertain our kids at birthday parties so why not outsource everything else?" Yes, humans are excellent at stopping themselves. It's just like the arguments that same sex marriage (meaning all these tinkerbell faggots gettin married) won't lead to things like legalised incest and beastiality.

Speaking of same sex marriage, I have two pieces of advice for Emma Title: (1) shut the heck up and (2) shut the buck up. I don't bucking care about you're endless articles about "Intolerance" and you're defense of homosexuality. Even less do I care about your columns about things like "Israeli Apartheid Week" or whatever the buck it's called. The majority of Macleans' readers are probably not Jewish so what the buck do we care about these kinds of things? Just another example of the Jews forcing their agenda down our throats.

FYI, Emma, statistically speaking, you and Sam will probably be broken up before too long.

Monday, July 16, 2012

THE BOY'S KING ARTHUR

by Thomas Lanier. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1880.

I said in one of my posts on the 1001 series the Howard Pyle version of King Arthur stories was much better. I take that back. Lanier's version (based on Thomas Mallory's writing of these legends) is much mor detailed and authentic.

The characters do definitely spend a lot of time fighting. Also, Guiniver can't seem to get along with anybody.

If nothing else, this book will make you feel very intellectual.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

MEDIA-RELATED STUFF

Tried to watch the Canadian movie Saturday night on CBC but they were showing "The Winnepeg Comedy Festival" instead. What's up with that, CBC?

Instead of just playing the aaa stream from CBC Music every night, why doesn't CBC Radio Two play a different genre of music each night of the week?

Rusty Humphreys should start a line of cars. Then people could say, "Buy a Rusty car."

THE FINER POINTS OF REGRESSION

This post is my third on the subject of age-play and a response to this video.

Indeed, the main thing age-play seems to come down to is regression. It is not just acting like and pretending something for a while for whatever reason. It is about actually putting oneself into the "state of mind", as Candy says of whatever age the age-player is pretending to be.

I first started researching this topic about a year and a half ago when a friend confessed to me they were into it. I had known about adult babies before, through means such as TV shows I shouldn't have watched as a child and articles in magazines, but I had always thought of it in terms of something execs and businessmen did secretly. I really had no real idea that a more diverse segment of the population was into this sort of thing.

I also had no idea of the age range employed in age-play. I knew there were those individuals who acted like babies but I did not know there were those who acted like older children, all the way up to sixteen as a girl in a video I wrote a previous post about explained.

As I said, after my friend told me they were into age-play, I really started thinking about it. There are those executives and businessmen who have many responsibilities and are always expected to be the decision makers and the leaders. One can clearly see why they would regress. Then there are others who, though they are not in the aforementioned top positions, nevertheless have the usual numerous responsibilities that go along with being an adult and feel the need to regress.

Often, age-play is sexual. However, I was also suprised to learn from my friend that there is also nonsexual age-play. There are adult men who platonically want their mommies and adult women who want their daddies. That aspect of age-play got me thinking that there must be nonsexual age-play involving two women, because sometimes a girl, though she has the responsibilities of an adult and enjoys taking care of her house and her other duties, just wants her mommy. This lead me to Candy's videos.

I would venture to say we all feel the need to regress at some times. For the majority of us, that would involve thinking back to a favourite childhood memory and basking in that moment. For others, and I have really only noticed this in women, it involves a retention of a childlike playfullness under the surface. I daresay we all know some woman who is a responsible adult but could still be described as playful and possessing a sort of childlike friendliness and childlike possitive attitude. I notice this particularly with my best friend's wife. When I am around her, the Holy Spirit gives me the ability to see what she was like as a child in addition to what she is like now. Further to this, at times I have seen what she will be like ten to fifteen years from now.

Then, for others, this regression takes the form of age-play. For some, age-play takes place only occasionally. For others, it takes place several times a week, daily or even continuously.

A commenter to this video on YouTube, Susie McSusiefruit, writes under the video that "growing up is scary" and why would you want to be grown up all the time "... especially when you are alone." I do not condemn age-players or think age-play is a sin. However, Susie, when someone has Christ, they can go forward smiling at the future. God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of love, power and a sound mind. If God is for us, then no one can be against us. With the very God and ruler of the universe on our side, His people don't need to be afraid of anything, not even the uncertainties of growing up and facing the future.


2 Timothy 1 7
"for God has not given us the spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind"



Romans 8 31
"what shall we then say to these things if God for us who against us"

Thursday, July 5, 2012

REPLY AWL

The April 9-16 issue of Maclean's has an item talking about a study that says wild cougars have returned to Ontario. Buck, I could have told them that.

In the same issue there is an article about a new restaurant in Toronto called Actinalite, named after a hamlet near where I live. It was so cool to read that.

The April 23 issue of Maclean's has a review of Marilyn Robinson's new book of essays and mentions how she talks about appreciating whatever comes before one's eyes. As someone who grew up reading whatever CNIB or other organizations for the blind sent me, I can totally identify with this.

AGE PLAY--WHAT IT REALLY IS ABOUT

This video will take you to new disturbing depths.

First of all, rest assured that whoever raped and molested this woman as a little girl has been taken before the Heavenly courtroom.

The main thing that struck me about this video was how this woman uses age-play mainly as a healing mechanism, role playing situations and changing their outcome, a sort of psychological do-over.

I question, however, how much this method really helps in putting someone's past behind them.

I really think that to something like this, Jesus is the only solution.

2 Corinthians 5 17
"therefore if any man in Christ a new creature old things are passed away behold all things are become new"