Stealing Geo’s Thunder
On episode 663 (three away from Satan – Hail Satan!) of the Geologic Podcast host George Hrab’s cold open was about certain tropes in movies and television shows that bug him. I didn’t want to spoil them all, but I did dig into one that bugs me as well: Characters rarely say goodbye when ending a phone conversation.
I came up with a way I’d like to see characters say goodbye on the phone.
MTV’s Moments Of Prescience
This was a show filled with audio clips. The first two were pulled from MTV’s first day of broadcasting. Veejay Mark Goodman was reading some news items in which seem to predict the future, sort of.
First was a news item about anti-rock crusading preacher from Minnesota Steve Peters wanting there to be a rating system, similar to movie ratings, for rock records. Peters and his brothers were on a crusade to expose the truth about rock. Rock is the tool of the devil meant to corrupt kids and turn them away from God.
Well, Pastor Steve didn’t get a rating system, but a few years after this news item Tipper Gore’s PMRC did succeed in getting record companies to put warning labels on albums with explicit content. That was the kids would know which ones to buy.
Next Goodman told the story of a Maryland man who had invent a device one could wear while listening to music. It covered the person’s eyes and flashed colorful lights in time to the music. He called his invention the Eye Phone. Goodman scoffed. He didn’t think the world was ready for the Eye Phone yet. Oh, Mark. How silly.
And Then There Were These Two Bigfoot “Documentaries”
I played several clips from two bigfoot “documentaries” for 1975. First was the Peter Graves hosted film The Mysterious Monsters (aka Bigfoot: The Mysterious Monster). Graves had decided to find out for himself if bigfoot was real. In short, he didn’t.
Oh, the documentary was sure to make actual science look close-minded, rigid, and unyielding in its nonacceptance of shitty evidence. But in the end, bigfoot remained just as unproven as ever.
The second “documentary” I discussed (very briefly, because it was total bullshit) is called The Legend Of Bigfoot. The film was made by a fellow named Ivan Marx. Never heard of him? That’s surprising, because going by his film he establishes bigfoot is real! I would think his would become a household name after such a feat.
Ooops! I almost forgot…
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