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August 29, 2007 3:24 PM   Subscribe

Today's post of tenuously related audio brings you ten historic radio broadcasts, 529 eternal questions in popular music, and one mildly amusing black metal band prank call.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (11 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
But seriously, what if God were one of us?
posted by grouse at 4:46 PM on August 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


Some folks say he was, for a few years at least. It was a while back, though. I can't really remember, but I think that he was fairly well-received.
posted by The White Hat at 6:00 PM on August 29, 2007


They forgot “Didja get any onya?”
posted by ijoshua at 6:03 PM on August 29, 2007


If this is "best of the Web," I'm Jesus-f****n'-Christ.
posted by paulsc at 6:16 PM on August 29, 2007


Can't you see that they're laughing at me?
Would you care to explain?
Who is the Gaucho, Amigo?
Why is he standing in you spangles leather pancho and your elevator shoes?
Who do you think I am?
What'd I tell you back down the line?
What do you think I'm yelling for?
Doesn't he have a home?

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When I come in, who went out that back door?
posted by Devils Rancher at 6:23 PM on August 29, 2007


Who's making love to your old lady
while you are out making love?

Baby, baby why cant you sit still?
Who killed that bird out on you window sill?
Are you the reason that he broke his back?
Did I see you laugh about that?
posted by Sailormom at 6:52 PM on August 29, 2007


ILX is 100% best of the web, haters.
posted by escabeche at 8:00 PM on August 29, 2007


The black metal one is my personal favorite.
posted by cleverevans at 8:34 PM on August 29, 2007


Mildly amusing? I almost threw up from laughing so hard.
posted by bunnytricks at 9:56 PM on August 29, 2007


That Hindenburg broadcast still haunts me even though I've heard it several times.
posted by Tablecrumbs at 7:15 AM on August 30, 2007


The historic radio broadcasts are wonderful. If someone has a link to a larger collection, please post it.

Sometimes in life you happen upon things that become a part of who you are, and only later do you realize the cultural importance of those things. For me, the Hindenburg broadcast is one of those events. I remember vaguely knowing about the disaster as a small child, but sometime during elementary school I was looking over the school's audio recording collection and picked out a cassette collection about disasters to listen to. Go figure, I was a little kid, and it looked interesting.

Without knowing much about the disaster, I remember sitting down and listening to the collection. Among the recordings was the Hindenburg broadcast. It just shook me to the core. I probably checked out and listened to it a dozen times over the years, and sometime later I realized that it was truly a famous shared experience.

Moments like those make me think that there is more than blitz media and corporate strategy to certain media moments. Some broadcasts, even when listened to generations later, just touch our humanity on a level so deep that people of all ages and walks of life feel a connection without being told to feel a connection.

Thanks for the links.
posted by Muddler at 11:21 AM on August 30, 2007


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