Thursday, February 28, 2013

THEY CALL IT MURDER

This film makes for a satisfying viewing experience. It also has lots of good plot twists and pretty good acting.

REPLY AWL

There was an article in last week's edition of the online Matilda Ziegler Magazine for the Blind about the Social Security Administration removing the term "mentally retarded" from it's documents. I think this is a retarded policy. Retarded means kept back, and in the case of those with intellectual disabilities their intelligence is indeed kept back.

However, it is interesting how some people who are deficient as far as intelligence is concerned in some areas really excel intellectually in others.

An article in the January 14 issue of Maclean's says binge drinking among Britain's youth is down from a few years ago. Judging by the story I heard on CBC the other week about street pastors ministering to London's inebriated young people, this piece is probably wrong.

In the same issue there is an article about how tongue diagnosis is becoming popular again. Doctors, and I'm talking about medical doctors, always used to look at a patient's tongue, no matter what they came in for because it is indicative of a person's physical state.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

MURDER ONCE REMOVED

Though this film smacks of seventies cheese, it has an engaging plot, good all-round acting and a real surprise at the end.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

LORNA MATTHEWS DEAD AT 78

Mrs. Matthews was a secretary at my elementary school, but she also acted as the school nurse. She definitely helped me out medically a few times.

She would always remind us kids one of the dirtiest areas of our bodies is under our fingernails. As a memorial to her, I now must be off so I can go clip my talons.

MORE FUN WITH TELEMARKETERS

Got another call from one of those wog scammers that say there's something wrong with your computer.

As always, I played along. They must have got smart to my tactics because they had more steps involving menus. I finally said a box had come on the screen (I was lying in bed the whole time) baring the words DEATH IS IN THE SUNRISE. I then hung up.

A TATTERED WEB

For a made for TV movie, the story actually holds your attention quite well. This film proves the old maxim about weaving a tangled web through deception.

For the most part the acting is quite good, with the exception of Sally Shockley's less than steller performance as Tena. Brodderick Crawford appears to be the only notable name in this picture.

Friday, February 22, 2013

THINGS BBRITNEY SPEARS SHOULD LOOK FOR IN A NANNY

- possibly someone who can still remember who she is;
- someone who has good taste in music so they can hopefully steer her in a direction where her future output is at least tolerable;
- if she has another baby, someone who knows about elimination communication;
- someone who can handle problem children since that's what her two sons are going to probably be in the future;
- someone who has a secret supply of fast food and gasoline;
- someone who has a secret stash of Coke;
- failing the above, someone who has a secret stash of coke, in order to transition her from the meth;
- someone who has a secret stash of smart pills (hey, one can always hope)
- someone who's never heard of the Disney corporation

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Am really excited about Pirate Joe coming to WBCQ Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Eastern.

Noticed WTAM has more features now.

Can't beat those Motel6 commercials.

INTERNET STUFF

There's a guy on YouTube who takes classroom educational films and turns them into sitcoms. Here's a link to one of his creations. I actually think this particular one would make a darn good comedy.

Have tried watching some Bing videos but they don't seem to work for me. I always get taken to videos I wasn't looking for.

I wonder if CBC still has past seasons of current shows available on their website?

Can't seem to watch clips of shows on NBC's website, probably because I'm in Canada.

TEN LITTLE INDIANS (NIGGERS)

This is an engaging, entertaining and just all round good movie. It was an enjoyable experience just sitting down, relaxing and watching it.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

THE BAT

If this movie isn't a B movie, it's about as close as an A movie can come.

This is a somewhat genaric story about a supposedly haunted house, a sereal killer on the loose and another mystery the audience knows the solution to pretty much from the beginning of the film.
Also check out the performance of the girl who plays Judy in this movie. A sterling bit of acting indeed.

TV-RELATED STUFF

Have been getting poor reception on my little TV with the antenna the last few days.

Why would someone want a light that goes off every time a goal is scored in hockey?

The CRTC has approved The Season Channel, a TV station that will have music accompanied by pictures of nature scenes that will change with the seasons. Maybe it will help people with regard to the commandments concerning our thoughts in Phillipians 4.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

CLOTH DIAPER AND ELIMINATION COMMUNICATION ROUNDUP

A website with an explanation about the logic behind elimination communication.

A wealth of knowledge about cloth diapers.

Another wealth of knowledge about cloth diapers and other stuff.

SHERLOCK HOLMES-TERROR BY NIGHT

This film really plays up the character of Dr. Watson as a moron, which isn't really fair.

In the few Arthur Conan-Doyle stories I have read, Watson doesn't come across as a buffoon, nor does he in the BBC Radio adaptations.

This image of Dr. Watson as weakminded up against the brilliant Sherlock Holmes isn't even apparent in the old-time radio series starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, "The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes."

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

MEDIA-RELATED STUFF

CBC Radio Two was coming in really well Sunday night.

Glad WLW has a local host on Saturday nights instead of just repeats.

CTV now has "Ellen" and Anderson Cooper on instead of Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil.

SHERLOCK HOLMES-WOMAN IN GREEN

This film reminded me why I love old movies.

First, there is the big opening theme.

Additionally, there is just something about the way movies were made back in the golden age of Hollywood that just sucks you in.

It also helps that Rathbone and Bruce are up to their usual form.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

SHERLOCK HOLMES-PRELUDE TO MURDER

While I enjoyed this classic Sherlock Holmes film starring the inimitable Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, I kept being struck by the anacronysms.

I was quite a Sherlock Holmes fan back in the day and was led to understand the stories took place from the late 1880s through the 1890s. However, "Prelude To Murder" features telephones, X-rays and motorcars for taxis as opposed to handsome cabs.
Not being too familiar with the movies, I asume the producers were probably trying to move things more into the Edwardian era, but I still prefer the ethos of the time period given in the books and BBC Radio adaptations of Conan-Doyle's stories.

Setting the story in the Edwardian era is also inaccurate because at the beginning of the film it is mentioned "A Scandal In Bohemia" took place two years earlier.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

WBCQ 7490 was booming in last night until I changed the station at 9:00.

Callers to "Ground Zero", please don't bash "Coast To Coast." It doesn't sound good. Besides, Clyde Lewis comes on and does his thing, then "Coast" comes on and does it's thing. The ratings will determine the winner in the end.

Was listening to a police scanner from New South Wales on the internet just now.

Friday, February 15, 2013

INTERNET STUFF

Fiverr is starting to work out for me. I've completed one gig so far. The gentleman was really happywith my work. I have a 100 percent rating.

I am starting to get the hang of Google Docs.

I am considering joining Christian Mingle just for the heck of it.

Why does the CNIB Library's site have books for teens in the Children's section of it's list of new titles?

MORE FUN WITH TELEMARKETERS

Today a guy called me with one of those "Your computer might have been hacked, we need to gain access to it" things. I was on the phone in the kitchen the whole time.

As always when one of these scammers call, I pretended like I was going along with what he wanted me to do. At the stage where the box is supposed to appear on the screen I said I couldn't make out what it said. I stalled for about thirty seconds. The guy, who by the way had an accent but was going by the name Alex Carter, asked me if I needed to get my glasses. I said "Yes." I waited a few seconds and said, "Oh, the computer's just exploded. I'll have to call you back." I then hung up the phone.

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

The unid station on 1600 I was wondering about a while back is WAAM Ann Arbor.

Picked up WGAS 1320 last night.

Have heard CFRX on shortwave lately a couple times in the last few weeks.

Ross Mitchell is the staff announcer for Red Eye Radio now.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

It disappoints me Pastor Charles Dowell has become a Sacred Namer.

Dear Red Eye Radio,
See if I ever listen to you again. You spend an hour last night on that stupid cruise ship disecting that to the unnecissary enth degree but when it came to the Christopher Dorner case you basically said anyone who questioned it was living in Fantasy Land.

This is why your show has such low ratings and shows like "Coast To Coast" and "Ground Zero" are doing well. Hosts like George Norey and Clyde Lewis aren't afraid to question things, as opposed to just going along and towing the party line like you two hacks.

Also, there is such a thing as grunts versus paragraphs. "Coast" and "Ground Zero" allow the listeners to speak in paragraphs. You, on the other hand, have your listeners speaking in grunts, cutting them off if they disagree with you.

I wish you continued failure on behalf of those who are urgently seeking the truth and the poor saps in the masses who don't know enough to even question the slightest things they are told.

If Dorner did what it's claimed he did and he did actually die in that cabin, I'm glad he has gone where he belongs because a murderer deserves the death penalty. I would never defend the actions of a scumbag like Dorner.

However, don't you and your cronies in the mainstream media keep acting like you've been acting, saying "This is the way it happened, now let's move on to something else." This is why you and other mainstream media outlets are dying: because you don't provide any conjecture. Never mind so-called conspiracy theories (your words, not mine), how about even having some conjecture within the framework of the official story rather than swallowing a rigid version of things hook, line and sinker?

Here's hoping "Red Eye Radio" and their ilk soon disappear from the airwaves. I'm not totally against people wanting to stick with the official story, but this program fails as far as journalism, human relations and radio in general are concerned.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

ALTERNATIVE MENSTRAL PRODUCTS ROUNDUP

The site for a menstral cup.

A site for cloth sanitary pads.

A pharmacy in Massachusits that sells cloth sanitary pads and probably other alternative menstrual products in-store. Possibly also sells cloth diapers and elimination communication-related things?

I think this Kingston, Ontario store might sell cloth menstral pads but they aren't very specific. Email, chat or walk into their brick and mortar location to find out for sure.

INTERNET STUFF

I don't think shortwavepirate.infohttp://www.shortwavepirate.info was attacked after all. I think the homepage might just have changed a bit.

Folkcast and Simply Syndicated's sites appeared like they had been attacked last week but they're now back to normal.

Things sure are changing. I was at a conference this weekend and between sessions everybody was looking up stuff on their IPhones. I didn't have to worry about finding a pencil and piece of paper so people could write down their contact information; they immediately emailed me (or tried to email me) from their phones.

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Glad Krock 105.7's Top Seven at Seven is all new rock now.

Heard an interesting discussion last week on the Voice of Russia about Russians using their balconies to store junk. A reminder of the coolness of shortwave broadcasting.

Finally got my fancy shortwave radio working with a friend's help.

URGENT PRAYER FOR STATE OF THE UNION

PRAYER:




Almighty God, creator of all that is, we pray for those who are

trapped in the deceptive work of your enemy. Open their eyes and

compel them to repent that they might return to you. Let them see

their enslavement. Show them how they have become pawns in the hand of

Satan to promote his evil work. Forgive them



And restore them by your grace and mercy. We claim the prayer in Psalms 17:7-13



7 Wondrously show Thy loving-kindness, O Savior of those who take

refuge at Thy right hand. From those who rise up against them. 8 Keep

me as the apple of the eye; Hide me in the shadow of Thy wings, 9 From

the wicked who despoil me, My deadly enemies, who surround me. 10 They

have closed their unfeeling heart; With their mouth they speak

proudly. 11 They have now surrounded us in our steps; They set their

eyes to cast us down to the ground. 12 He is like a lion that is eager

to tear, And as a young lion lurking in hiding places. 13 Arise, O

LORD, confront him, bring him low; Deliver my soul from the wicked

with Thy sword, Psalms 17:7-13



We come against those who have sold themselves to Satan and knowingly

defile your name and enslave your people. Heavenly Father, compel

their lying tongue to speak truth, force them to declare their evil

motives. Strip the cloak of piety and self-righteousness from them.

Let your wrath fall upon them. Let the Waters of your judgment close

upon them. Remove them from our presence.



6 Arise, O LORD, in Thine anger; Lift up Thyself against the rage of

my adversaries,



And arouse Thyself for me; Thou hast appointed judgment. 7 And let the

assembly of the peoples encompass Thee; And over them return Thou on

high. Psalms 7:6-7



We pray in the awesome power and authority of Jesus' name. Amen





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Thursday, February 7, 2013

CAMPBELL PLAYHOUSE-A CHRISTMAS CARROLL

CBS, December 23, 1938.

The most striking thing about this episode of the successor to "Mercury Theatre On The Air" is the fact that Orson Wells, as great an actor as he was, can not do an upper class English accent in the part of Ebeneser Scrooge. He starts out pretty well but then degenerates, at one point sounding like a hillbilly. This completely wrecks what could have been a fine production.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

I can't believe "An Educated Minute" is still on the air.

Picked up WLAC tonight.

Instead of "Nightcap", 91x is currently playing alternative rock music from the eighties. A lot of rarities.

Monday, February 4, 2013

REPLY AWL

In a column in the November 6, 2012 edition of the London Times, Joan Smith writes about masogonistic lyrics in classic rock songs such as "Stray Cat Blues" and "Midnight Rambler" by the Rolling Stones. While I am not necissarily comfortable with the lyrics of some of these songs, Smith is employing a double standard by not talking about all these current female pop singers who dress like tarts.

In last week's issue of the online Matilda Ziegler Magazine for the Blind there was an article about a woman who imprisoned five mentally retarded people in a home and took their Social Security cheques. The author says "hate crimes" must cease. If you kidnap someone and steal their money, it is kidnapping and theft. The motive does not matter. This is one reason why I am totally against the label hate crime. Murder is murder. Whether you didn't like the person because of their ethnic background or you were drunk or jealous of their lover or wanted their money, it is still wrong.

In this week's issue of the same magazine, there is an article about Chelsea Cooke, a blind girl who is in university hoping to get into the field of space sciences. This article was very inspiring. However, I do have one question. Getting into the programs Cooke is taking at university involved taking calculous in high school. Cooke is a braille user. How do you do calculous in braille, as it involves writing marginal notes a lot of the time? I think their might have been students who took calculous at the school for the blind. How did they do it?

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Picked up WDFN Detroit yesterday afternoon.

Good to hear Vinney White on CFRB Saturday.

Couldn't get WBCQ Friday night.

THEATRE GUILD ON THE AIR-NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR

NBC, April 26, 1953, starring Richard Widmark as Winston Smith.

This is a very good adaptation of Orwell's classic and prophetic novel. The story moves along at a good pace and grips you very well.

I also enjoyed the angle "Theatre Guild" took of inserting scenes featuring O'Brien and another man plotting against Winston. It was a necissary adaptation for the medium of radio. In other hands, it could have turned out really lame, but fortunately in the hands of this particular program these extra scenes added to the story.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

TEN YEARS SINCE THE COLUMBIA DISASTER

Yesterday marked ten years since the space shuttle Columbia exploded, killing all seven astronauts aboard.

I remember my uncle was the first to tell me about it the day it happened. I was visiting him that weekend. Later, some of my uncle's friends as well as his wife's relatives came over for dinner and we watched the coverage of the event on CNN. One of the friends stayed and had tea with my uncle's wife and me and we continued to talk about it.

A couple months later in church, I heard a mother tell another mother that her son still wasn't scared to travel in space. The mother had explained the astronauts couldn't abandon the ship because it was 26 thousand miles above Earth. The son replied that when he travelled in space, he would have a parachute.

ED KOCH DEAD AT 88

Ed Koch, the mayor of New York City from 1977-1989, died Friday morning at the age of 88.

I remember in law class our teacher used to bring in tapes of "The People's Court" hosted by Ed Koch for us to watch.

I also remember listening to "The Right Perspective" and enjoying Frank From Queens making fun of Koch and how he would say "uh" after every word.