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THE 300 MINUTES
May 27, 2022 10:00pm

 

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THE 300 MINUTES
ARCHAEOPTERYX NO FRAUD - San Francisco (May 27) The notorious theory that a form of Panspermia, not Darwinian evolution is the driver of morphological changes among species over time was mentioned-- though not endorsed --on the Ask Dr. Hal! Radio Valencia podcast the night of the 27th as the esoteric show staggered into beginning, reports and memories tell us. Present were Jett and (after a mere 20 minutes) KrOB himself. The originators of the theory have defamed Archaeopteryx lithographica by calling it a deliberate Piltdown-style fake by cultish scientific malfeasers. But in fact, an entirely new type of this enantiornithine has quite recently been unearthed according to its discoverers. Are they working overtime turning out new Archies around the clock? It seems that only 12 specimens have ever been found before now-- and all are from the late Jurassic of Bavaria, Germany, dating back approximately 150 million years. Now, Dr. Martin Kundrát from the University of Pavol, Jozef Šafárik and co-authors have identified a NEW species of Archaeopteryx — named A. albersdoerferi — that is closer to modern birds in evolutionary terms. This is because it appears "more bird-like." One might argue simply that more avian features, present in all, fossilized for the first known time in this specimen. And a splendid time was had by all. Let's hope KrOB gets his archived podcasts back from the Ether, after another destructive glitch from in-house dithering devices has made them "unavailable."

ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL, or
May 20, 2022 10:00pm

 

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ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL, or
HALF A CD PLAYER BEATS A PUNCH IN THE NOSE-- an episode graced with multiple attendees in addition to the usual and expected multiplicity of audible voices. Guests included Joyce, Kimmie Joan and Jett. You also hear from the late Don Joyce, Puzzling Evidence, Jim Khennedy, KrOB (on Archival disc), Mobius Rex and others. We went on until 3:00 AM, a total of 5 hours. All during that time, we Koncentrated on our Komittments to our Kourse of Action. Oh, K? Just how obvious might it be?

WAITING FOR THE BLOOD MOON
May 13, 2022 10:00pm

 

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WAITING FOR THE BLOOD MOON
OR BLOODMOON, as some write it-- this solo effort is a harbinger of that Astronomical event of the evening of May 16th. Whoops-- Saturday's Reloadio has been cancelled, again. Too bad we promised it would happen in our introduction, but the problems are apparently beyond our control. With: Zacherley, Bobby "Boris" Pickett (and his Crypt Kickers), Michael Peppe, KrOB, the late Pete Goldie, Puzzling Evidence, Mobius Rex (Bob Nelson), Dr. Philo Drummond, Peter Sellers, et alia. Surface features of Pluto discussed and enumerated. A Capella singing. This one will probably be rerun in June while we are traveling.

SEIZURE SALAD
May 6, 2022 10:00pm

 

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SEIZURE SALAD
DISCUSSED, ORDERED AND... delivered? A 3-way colloquy. How to eliminate painful leg cramps-- the "Charlie Horse?" Just... drink pickle juice. Yep. Thanx and a tip o' the Ask Dr. Hal! Fez-Chapeau to "Flash" Hopkins for that one. All sorts of valuable hacks like this. Jett vouches for the Painful Pinch technique. Next door, the roaring club thunders and rages, crescendo-ing and subsiding, surging and falling back. We outlive its sounds, though, because this episode runs for five solid hours. Fortunately, KrOB brings us in some Banana Juice a little after Midnight. Unfortunately, he discovers the vast landscape of technical failures presently plaguing Radio Valencia. HTML error? Who knows-- this show might not even be playable. Why not find out, by giving it a try?

MONSTER MASH-UP
April 29, 2022 10:00pm

 

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MONSTER MASH-UP
...WITH THOSE THREE MIXED-UP MONSTER kids, Dr. H. Owll, Jett and KrOB. Between 5 and 6 hours, including "clean-up music" as we prepare to depart. This episode contains a lot of technical talk about drawing comic books, among other things. EC Shall Not Die! De(a)dicated to the Mummy, the Frankenstein Monster, Dracula and the Wolfman. Let's not leave out the late Forrest J. Ackerman.

CITY OF THE FUTURE!
April 22, 2022 10:00pm

 

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CITY OF THE FUTURE!
WHAT WILL WE FIND IN THE WONDER-WORLD of Tomorrow? The gleaming Megalopolis of Technopia? What about Robots rolling right up to you and giving you free samples of smoking material? In our presentation, that's what we encounter. But after many tranches of Augmented Archival Material, just when we'd given up and were reciting William Blake's MILTON, audio-videostar KrOB swept in. Soon we were gliding on an incredible synthesized production from KrOB's mighty brain. So complete was this as an entertainment that we felt compelled not to try to speak over it. And were those psychic anomalies there in the Studio, or hallucinations? You never know. A full five hours of this.

JETT ENGINE POWERS UP
April 15, 2022 10:00pm

 

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JETT ENGINE POWERS UP
AND THE SHOW TAKES FLIGHT in several not-usually-taken directions, as when, several podcasts ago, we previously veered into the esoteric lore of Baseball. When asked the way a jet engine operates, we are accustomed to answer that it is similar to the way an automobile engine operates: (air) intake, compression, ignition, exhaust. In this episode we discuss fearsome underground spider kingdoms, then reminisce about some of our favorite movies. This retrospective is compressed into consideration of one filmmaker-- Russ Meyer. But his consideration ignites the curious topic of films fetishising, and prominently featuring the female bosom, so often an inspiration. It may be that we exhausted the topic. And round and round we flew. Four hours.

GEE'S GOLDEN LANGUR--
April 8, 2022 10:00pm

 

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GEE'S GOLDEN LANGUR--
--INHERITOR OF THE AGES. With: Puzzling Evidence, KrOB, Philo Drummond, Mobius Rex, Gary G'boag'fram, the late Pete Goldie, James Earp (descended from Wyatt) and many other old associates, all "on tape." Also featuring Ed Holmes, Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren. So... interesting news for poor old Planet Earth. Although humanity is through, and will soon be eliminated by its own overpopulated mass-canceling of its intellectual potential, a Successor, we've found out, will be ready, soon. That species is even a Primate, and goes by "Gee's Golden Langur" to human taxonomists. What this extremely intelligent but reclusive creature has learned is to SURVIVE-- by merely staying completely away from ANY human. In the least likely part of the world to be contaminated by radioactive clouds, it will receive the favorable mutation Homo sapiens has squandered, even in time for many to inhabit what's left of our former cities. Let's wish this critter the best of luck, as we do during this 3-hour, guest-less show. Augmented Archival Material comprises most of it, so what you get is both canned AND live. WATCH the Ask Dr. Hal! Show this Sunday, April 10th for FREE on Twitch. We are a member of the OSI74 Network. Remember, this is kind of a TV show. Cartoons! Monsters! Girls! Gags! Questions answered! We've made it ultra-easy: go to https://gonzotronics.net/adh/

Halelujahgobble! They FIXED the CD changer! Life is good! NEXT WEEK: Guests!

ST. STUPID'S MARCH INTO APRIL
April 1, 2022 10:00pm

 

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ST. STUPID'S MARCH INTO APRIL
COMMEMORATED in this episode, did not officially take place at High Noon on Friday. Not officially; his Grace the Bishop himself was not able to rally the believers, and did not appear. Yet the true die-hards did show, and doggedly pointed their pups in the directions of the Stations of Stupid. Now it's all over but the mopping-up. We employ Archival Material to accomplish this, featuring the "Bish" himself, e.g. Bishop Joey of the First Church of the Last Laugh. Herein the voice of Michael Peppe is also heard. Well, we try to remember Placodonts, the buck-toothed, diving, bivalve-eating, flat-bellied, swimming reptiles-- not dinosaurs, but contemporary-- without success. A Mycologically influenced poetry reading at Specs next Tuesday night. KrOB appears and begins typing furiously. HEY, KIDS! BE THERE for the next iteration of the VISUAL Ask Dr. Hal! Show on Twitch, Sunday at 7:00 PM Pacific Standard Time-- it's FREE! Go to https://gonzotronics.net/adh/ --and EVERYTHING will be taken care of. Meanwhile, we hope you enjoy THESE five hours...

KrOB ON THE JOB
March 25, 2022 10:00pm

 

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KrOB ON THE JOB
FAVORS (AND FLAVORS) THIS Episode. Invocation by Clark Ashton Smith. Catalogue of Ultra-Q characters and phenomena. Tom Thumb-- his biography and then the George Pal movie bio. Smoke pollution invades the Studio. "All scientists don't wear thick glasses." The historical Arthur Rex, King of the Britons. Will he return? The OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET Trilogy. And then... WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS! Speculation... Recollection... Russ "Tom Thumb" Tamblyn... Giant octopus attack... Giant green humanoid monster attack... The Movie Itself! We comment on it. A different edit than the one we're familiar with. Aside to FRANKENSTEIN CONQUERS THE WORLD. Then, all of a sudden, we're somehow in the middle of a battle between Marvel super-heroes-- in a junkyard. They're all invulnerable and equally powerful, so the whole thing is a crashing, smashing impasse. Punctuated, of course, with trade-mark quips and one-liners. Movies Are Your Best Entertainment Value. Oh, that KrOB...

WAR AND FIGHTING MEN
March 18, 2022 10:00pm

 

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WAR AND FIGHTING MEN
ARE UNDER DISCUSSION as guest Jett and Dr. H. Owll discuss War comic books featuring non-commissioned officers, remarking on the service careers of cigar-chompin' Sergeant Rock (DC Comics), Sergeant Fury (Marvel) and Gilbert Shelton's Smilin' Sergeant Death (and the Merciless Mayhem Patrol). EC Comics war titles also get a mention, including VALOR, TWO-FISTED TALES, FRONTLINE COMBAT and ACES HIGH. This brings us to the aerial exploits of Baron von Hammer, DC's Enemy Ace, in both World Wars. We at the Show do wish humanity would Make War No More, as DC's battle stories used to conclude. But other topics are also wide and far-ranging; for an unusual departure from our recurrent obsessions, we spend a considerable portion on the Great American Pastime, which is to say: Baseball. Players, Stats, batting averages-- the Show really does go where it has not previously been. But we hit many of the more familiar notes as well (out of the park?), for hours. Yes, that's four hours.

JETT CIRCLES THE FIELD
March 11, 2022 10:00pm

 

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JETT CIRCLES THE FIELD
DURING A MEMORABLE 5-HOUR Show. Dr. H. Owll's guest discourses upon entheogens and the possibility that micofungi arrived from an extra-planetary origin, Panspermia in action. Did these mysterious organisms somehow arrive along with the Chicxulub impact event at the terminus of the Mesozoic? What the crater marks was a 100 million-megaton blast that devastated the Gulf of Mexico region first, and then the entire planet. The blast at Chicxulub, which means "Devil's Tail" or perhaps Devil's Cock" in Mayan, generated a core of super-heated plasma in excess of 10,000 degrees. Although that thermal pulse would have been relatively short-lived, a handful of minutes, it would have been lethal for most life of the time. Did we here on Earth get "seeded" then and there, with the death of the Age of Reptiles, by mind-altering alien spores? The aesthetic of collecting plastic hippopotamuses. The giant spider, Theraphosa blondei. Communication between insect species. The movie, NIGHTMARE ALLEY. Plant consciousness. The "Swamp Thing" comic book phenomenon. Daisies and humans share a Genomic sequence for sensitivity and feelings. The Church of the SubGenius and its wonderful works. Are we at the cusp of the great Paradigm Shift? Five hours. Thank you for flying with us.

LAND OF THE PHARAOHS
March 4, 2022 10:00pm

 

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LAND OF THE PHARAOHS
IS GIVEN THE ASK DR. HAL! treatment-- the Howard Hawks cinema spectacle. Collecting Disneykins. The Mechanical Robotic Barking Pug-dog Skeleton (very hard to deactivate). Exotic varieties of Beetles. "Freedom Highway," a Jingoistic promotional film made by Greyhound Bus Lines to promote its service. Narrow Gauge Film-making-- a nostalgic recollection. Jett's epic Car Crash-- right out of "Death Proof." Entrance of KrOB. Sacredness of the Scarab in Ancient Egypt. Much agitated entomology (as Professor Cavor described a large Selenite gathering). How Yogi Bear mocked Kellogg's Big Otis, burly Scots advocate for OKs Cereal. The geopolitical solution-- first month of WW III. The Azov Army. Deceased various Vegetarians. Ewell Gibbons, the "Bob Ross" of Vegetarianism. Various forms of Kryptonite and their effect on Superman. The Marvel "Second Wave." The Font of Fonzie-isms. All these, and many other topics take up five irreplaceable hours.

THE SNAKE STORY...
February 25, 2022 10:00pm

 

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THE SNAKE STORY...
IS HEREIN TOLD once (yet) again by Dr. H. Owll. How Dr. H. Owll closely and personally encountered... an abnormally enormous snake. Not in Arizona, in the desert where he used to live, but here, in California. Not in the California southern desert, but nearby to the San Francisco area, in fact on Mount Tam. Not a python or large constrictor, but an amazingly huge Western Diamondback, Crotalus atrox, far larger than the peak of the size range Science allows for these reptiles. Not just a single serpent-- this one was preposterously overgrown-- but, in all probability, a great many others were actually present of the same species. Aand, many additional bits of gossip and quasi-related lore are offered here. Few will believe the story. Those who do are the ones who acknowledge that this world still contains mysteries of Nature. Hey. Kids! Remember to watch the Ask Dr. Hal! Show live video podcast version, coming up on Sunday (as always), March 13th on Twitch (Zoom is so-o 2021). You can do it all, as long as you can reach the web site for that particular show. Here's the URL, which you'll have to cut-and-paste. Don't bother clicking on it here, we mean. Isn't this good enough? Here it is. It's... it's... http://gonzotronics.net/adh/

NIGHT OF LIGHT--
February 18, 2022 10:00pm

 

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NIGHT OF LIGHT--
SEVEN HOURS OF SIGHT... Seven hours ensue as Jett and Dr. H. Owll range over an expanded variety of subjects: spiders and insects, Rome of the Caesars, the protracted (years-long) death of Voltaire, Republican treachery, Orange and Blue robots, Shakespeare, Gila Golan, comic book drawing days, movies, cartoons, St. George not so saintly, the evolutionary biology of the Unicorn, Jefferson defended, the Griffin versus the Arimaspians, dinosaur anatomy, the JFK Assassination, poetry, pedantry-- the usual stuff. The predictable Hobby Horses are trotted out again. All opinion, salted with undoubted error, a profligate eruption. Better Living through Chemistry. Not for everyone, we suppose.

THE LATE FLEA WEE
February 11, 2022 10:00pm

 

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THE LATE FLEA WEE
IS LOVINGLY MEMORIALIZED. THERE was a Kitty Kat for the ages. How we miss her. Yes-- it's That Kind of Show. Also, the Host's unfortunately (for him) delicious blood (where various blood-drinkers are concerned. More on Bedbugs, Ticks-- "The Flea, Louse, Bug, Tapeworm-- all the Armies of Disease, Visible or invisible to the slothful, vegetating Man..." --Wm. Blake, MILTON. Some shilling for the Zoom/Twitch upcoming Podcast on the 13th. And, most significantly, the late Welsh comedian Tommy Cooper, a red-Fez-wearing Magician becomes the topic-- his amazing performances and on-stage death... We are fortunate in hosting Jett once again. Just 3 hours-- we had work to do at home on a Perpetually Pending Project (for the First Church of the Last Laugh) and had to "cut it short."

CACTUS BEETLES...
February 4, 2022 10:00pm

 

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CACTUS BEETLES...
...ARE ONLY ONE OF MYRIAD ITEMS mentioned in these five hours. The Show featured Jett and KrOB-- we also took a Mystery Caller. In the Entomology section we mentioned that strange insect dweller of the Southwestern Sonoran Desert-- the Cactus Beetle --among others. Moneilema, or cactus longhorn beetles are a genus of large, flightless, black beetles found in North American deserts of the western United States and northern Mexico. M. gigas is native to the Sonoran desert at elevations below 4900 feet (1500m). Perhaps as the planet warms they shall ascend the Arizona mountains...

THE CAIRN ON THE HEADLAND
January 28, 2022 10:00pm

 

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THE CAIRN ON THE HEADLAND
BY ROBERT E. HOWARD is read in its entirety by Dr. H. Owll in this episode. After that, visiting KrOB creates his own addition to the performance...

THE OCCULT SIGNIFICANCE OF "CHRISTMAS,"
December 24, 2021 10:00pm

 

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THE OCCULT SIGNIFICANCE OF "CHRISTMAS,"
WITH CONTEMPORARY EMENDATIONS. Mostly this is a show from December 2018, in which can be heard Sarah Zee, the late Pete Goldie, Puzzling Evidence and "a Galaxy of Stars!" But there are also interruptions and alterations. Neither an actual live show nor an uninterrupted re-run. There are recitations in here, and other things newer than this Archival material. There's one more of these productions to come this year, and that on the la-a-ast Day of the Year...

SPECIAL ADDENDUM TO DECEMBER SEVENTEENTH SHOW...
December 18, 2021 1:00am

 

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SPECIAL ADDENDUM TO DECEMBER SEVENTEENTH SHOW...
FEATURES the participation (via Studio telephone) of our old friend, Fantasy Caller. In addition to Rodent Control, topics shared between Dr. H. Owll, Jett and KrOB included more on TV star Bill Bixby, the Keanu Reeves re-make of THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL and Kaiju classic BIG MAN JAPAN among others. The tragic unavailability of Volume 10 of the Turok, Son of Stone Archives also comes up for discussion. Ultra Q, too, a.k.a. Gan Q. Who? Listen-- if you dare.


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