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In 1996 a man known only as "Bugs" rocked the cryptozoology world with the claim that during the 1970s he was part of a hunting party in the Texas panhandle that shot, killed & buried two adult Bigfoots. Bugs turned over a copy of his map to radio talk show host Art Bell & was never heard from again, despite pleas to step forward from prominent members of the Bigfoot community. All that changed a few days ago when somebody recognized Bugs's voice while listening to political muckraker Ed Hale's Internet radio show. Ed's current cause is uncovering documentary evidence that President-Elect Barack Obama is not a "natural born citizen" and therefore is ineligible for office. Currently Ed claims to be in possession of Obama's parents' divorce decree. Although Ed has not made an official comment on the matter, a commenter claiming to be Ed has posted a short defense that admits he was the infamous "Bugs". (via)
posted by scalefree (100 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Republicans couldn't pick a better name for their spokesperson.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:10 AM on January 6, 2009


Wait, Obama is a Bigfoot?
posted by Big_B at 10:11 AM on January 6, 2009 [8 favorites]


Wow. Someone recognized his voice? That is nuts. Who else here listens to Coast to Coast?
posted by flipyourwig at 10:13 AM on January 6, 2009


Clearly, the man is very accomplished at making claims. Proving them, well, not so much.
posted by jamstigator at 10:19 AM on January 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


You told it backwards. I woulda been like, "Theres this political muckraker that says he's got documents that invalidate Obama's presidency. Could he possibly be legit? He got documents and stuff.. huh? OH SNAP! He says he shot some bigfoots! LULZ!!!"
posted by ElmerFishpaw at 10:19 AM on January 6, 2009 [6 favorites]


Did he bury the divorce decree too? Is this man a cat?
posted by Salvor Hardin at 10:20 AM on January 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


Or perhaps a squirrel.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 10:21 AM on January 6, 2009


Wait, Obama is a Bigfoot?

Sasquatch-American.
posted by vibrotronica at 10:22 AM on January 6, 2009 [35 favorites]


Someday we'll find it, the Bigfoot Connection, Obama, the internet, and me.
posted by The Whelk at 10:22 AM on January 6, 2009 [53 favorites]


ElmerFishpaw has it right. You totally buried your lead dude. You buried it like two dead bigfoots.
posted by Brodiggitty at 10:27 AM on January 6, 2009 [8 favorites]


prominent members of the Bigfoot community

If you're a Bigfoot, aren't you sort of prominent by definition?
posted by FelliniBlank at 10:27 AM on January 6, 2009 [9 favorites]


There are some intriguing possibilities to be explored. For instance the Bigfoot shooting might not have been a hoax. They might have shot a couple of really big, hairy nudists. Imagine the murder trial.
posted by scalefree at 10:27 AM on January 6, 2009


The Whelk, thanks for bringing back memories of that fine song. Rainbows have nothing to hide, indeed.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:28 AM on January 6, 2009


two adult Bigfoots

Bigfeet.
posted by Joe Beese at 10:29 AM on January 6, 2009 [4 favorites]


No, I like the order in the post.

The link has YouTube'd audio clips of the original 1976 show, including Bugs. Here is Ed Hale's voice (that's who the attribution is to around 1:20, anyway)

I sure as hell wouldn't have noticed this. If he's a smoker, it's certainly possible.
posted by DU at 10:30 AM on January 6, 2009


Bigfeet.

Harelip!
posted by FelliniBlank at 10:31 AM on January 6, 2009 [5 favorites]


At last, the crowning evidence I've been seeking to prove my Theory of the Persistence of Dumbass.
posted by nanojath at 10:32 AM on January 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Re: Plural of Bigfoot
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_plural_of_Bigfoot
posted by Brodiggitty at 10:32 AM on January 6, 2009


two adult Bigfoots

Bigfeet.


Actually they prefer Vertically Challenged.
posted by flipyourwig at 10:33 AM on January 6, 2009


Oh and one of the responders to that video is "bugshale1" who has the same (dead) website as referenced in the video.
posted by DU at 10:34 AM on January 6, 2009


...despite pleas to step forward from prominent members of the Bigfoot community.

Now I'm very confused. There's a community of Bigfoots? Bigfeet? Sasquaii?
posted by waraw at 10:36 AM on January 6, 2009


Man's got more bodies on him than a Bigfoot cemetery.

Wait...
posted by Kikkoman at 10:36 AM on January 6, 2009


Wait, I forget: Which side is comprised of wingnuts and moonbats again? The ones who dislike faked evidence for war and hold out hope for a better future through openness, crossing the aisle and increasing government accountablity, or the ones that believe in bigfoot, wild unfounded conspiracy theories and put their faith in magical sky fairies?
posted by caution live frogs at 10:36 AM on January 6, 2009 [4 favorites]


I have in my possession a picture of a mother Bigfoot. Unfortunately I can't post it because she's breastfeeding her BabyBigfoot.

Also, it cracks me up that there is a "Bigfoot Community." There's a holiday party I'd like to attend.
posted by bondcliff at 10:38 AM on January 6, 2009 [3 favorites]


it cracks me up that there is a "Bigfoot Community."

I tried to locate it on a map but I couldn't find it.
posted by Joe Beese at 10:41 AM on January 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Well, I think it's all true.

On a serious note, there was a time during which I listened to Art Bell regularly (not so much now that George Noory is doing it - he sounds like a vitamin salesman). I loved the idea that post-internet there were all these people who still believed in things like crop circles, reverse speech, etc. Not just the aliens stuff, but all that B-episode X-files type stuff. Contrails! HAARP! Bottomless holes! The chupacabra! Art Bell did an episode about the chupacabra! Goddamn that's good stuff. It was like witnessing the birth of a new religion.

Invariably I would be listening to his show in the dead of night while driving some interstate highway. The best shows were when he put one caller on to talk at length about some goofy thing, and then basically host the show and take other callers. Art would disappear for 30 minutes. So the radio show would be that lo-fi audio of two people on the phone, over AM radio, and me passing from one orange sodium highway light to the next. I imagine that's what it would be like two weeks after the world unexpectedly ended.
posted by Pastabagel at 10:43 AM on January 6, 2009 [48 favorites]


Art Bell did an episode about the chupacabra!

When the blood gets sucked out of your livestock, don't come crying to us.
posted by Joe Beese at 10:46 AM on January 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


I can't find the damn video now, but: I guess now we know who that "I think you know who I'm talking about" wink wink guy was talking about last year.
posted by DU at 10:55 AM on January 6, 2009


Bigfoots
That is not your word. It is not for you to say. I am not mad at you, but please understand it is not yours. Yes, it is because you are a Yeti that it is not your word. You may call us Sasquatch. Thank you.
posted by boo_radley at 10:56 AM on January 6, 2009 [10 favorites]


So the Ed/Bugs conspiracy theorists will unite the Big Foot conspiracy theorists with the Foreign-born Obama conspiracy theorists and together they will finally solve the *real* mystery behind the cause of AIDS? Did I get that right?
posted by yeti at 10:58 AM on January 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


That is not your word. It is not for you to say. I am not mad at you, but please understand it is not yours. Yes, it is because you are a Yeti that it is not your word. You may call us Sasquatch. Thank you.
posted by boo_radley at 1:56 PM on January 6 [1 favorite +] [!]


So the Ed/Bugs conspiracy theorists will unite the Big Foot conspiracy theorists with the Foreign-born Obama conspiracy theorists and together they will finally solve the *real* mystery behind the cause of AIDS? Did I get that right?
posted by yeti at 1:58 PM on January 6 [+] [!]



Coincidence? I think not.
posted by FelliniBlank at 11:02 AM on January 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


The one thing I thought when I read about the whole Obama not being a citizen thing was that people (reporters) were kind of dropping the ball. I mean, why not check some records or something. I don't know do some investigating or something. And maybe they were, but as a story it never gained much traction (deservedly).

But because I am an asshat, I decided to go to the source and write PM Gordon Brown and ask him to look into it for me.

He replied, (actually his secretary) but ignored my questions. Link goes to one of my personal sites.
posted by cjorgensen at 11:03 AM on January 6, 2009 [3 favorites]


I'm still waiting for justification of why dual citizenship on Obama's part (if it exists) would disqualify him from the presidency. The Constitution says "natural-born citizen" without comment on dual citizenship.
posted by Zed at 11:05 AM on January 6, 2009


My complaint is that Obama is not Bigfoot enough.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:06 AM on January 6, 2009 [5 favorites]


Wait, Obama is a Bigfoot?

Sasquatch-American.


The point is he's not a "natural born citizen" therefore he is not Sasquatch-American, he is most likely a Yeti posing as a Sasquatch-American.
posted by MikeMc at 11:09 AM on January 6, 2009


ed was clearly named after the wrong end of the horse
posted by pyramid termite at 11:12 AM on January 6, 2009


Contrails!

Chemtrails. Don't you know anything about how the government is secretly controlling/poisoning us? Man, I used to love me some Art Bell, where else could you get chemtrails, FEMA prison camps and "Remote Viewing" all in one radio show?
posted by MikeMc at 11:14 AM on January 6, 2009


Until we see Bigfoot's papers, I don't think we should be appointing him to federal office.
posted by dgaicun at 11:16 AM on January 6, 2009


I see through "Bugs'" claim immediately.

Bigfoot don't hang out on the Texas panhandle. He's clearly using Bigfoot as Republican code for "illegal immigrants." And, by "shot, killed and buried," he actually means "noticed and called a talk show to complain about." Also, by "map," he meant "Bible" and by "turned over" he meant "read from."

Also, by "dual citizen" he means "black" and by "divorce decree" he means "crayon drawing by his nephew."
posted by Joey Michaels at 11:17 AM on January 6, 2009 [5 favorites]


No, no, what happened was that Obama injected the two Sasquatchians with this zombie drug he had gotten from his Kenyan father and buried them and dug them up again and programmed them into wiring the three WTC buildings with explosives. After this, Hillary Clinton's minions reburied them, for good, under that grassy knoll. You can see the crop circles on the knoll, by the way, in that YouTube video that was mysteriously erased minutes after it was posted.
posted by kozad at 11:18 AM on January 6, 2009


I SAW THE LITTLE CREATURE!!!
posted by dirigibleman at 11:21 AM on January 6, 2009 [3 favorites]


Dammit, I knew 'contrails' was wrong when I wrote it. Thanks for correcting me, MikeMc. You'll be disappeared shortly. Thank you for your time.
posted by Pastabagel at 11:39 AM on January 6, 2009


Until we see Bigfoot's papers, I don't think we should be appointing him to federal office.

Huh. So, if it's true what they say about guys with "big feet," then now I think I understand what John Boehner was going on and on about on the news yesterday when he said he was concerned about the size of the President's "big package".
posted by aught at 11:46 AM on January 6, 2009


Bigfoots
Bigfeet

Samsquamches
posted by Shepherd at 11:53 AM on January 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


There is a wonderful kind of wild vitality in believing in everything, in brutally repressing the inner skeptic, I've flirted with the idea of drifting off into Art Bell territory and just letting it all wash over me: Alien Implants, Face on Mars, Rods, Remote Viewing, Atlantis, Drinking Your Own Pee, Black Helicopters... Just all of it, even the stuff that contradicts the other stuff. Bush is a Reptilian, Bush is an Ascended Master from the Hollow Earth, Richard Simmons, Moon Landing, Remote Viewing, Flat Earth, Spirit Photography. The secret would be to not huddle around one little craziness, but to really accept everything.

Then I realize that I just couldn't stand the bugeyed stares, bo and turquoise jewelry of my fellow conspiracy Martians. Nope, no way Jose. I mean I once saw this hulking CHUD of a man wolf down a half pound of tuna salad while he was handing out anti-fluoride literature in Union Square. The noises... the noises... they haunted me.

Now that I think about it he might have been a bigfoot. Where do they stand on fluoride?
posted by Divine_Wino at 11:53 AM on January 6, 2009 [3 favorites]


It look like a leprechaun to me.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:54 AM on January 6, 2009


Also, thanks Shepherd, I always think of Bubbles at times like this.
posted by Divine_Wino at 11:54 AM on January 6, 2009


I think we need to create more right wing / cryptozoology hybrids. Some ideas:

1) Hillary is the chupacabra.
2) WMDs eaten by Loch Ness Monster
3) Vince Foster killed by Contrails
4) Gay marriages officiated by Greys
posted by benzenedream at 12:11 PM on January 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


Yeti we can.
posted by mandal at 12:17 PM on January 6, 2009 [4 favorites]


...he might have been a bigfoot. Where do they stand on fluoride?

Wherever they want to.
posted by DU at 12:19 PM on January 6, 2009 [4 favorites]


The truth is out there. Buried in a grave with two rotting Bigfoots/feet.
posted by emjaybee at 12:20 PM on January 6, 2009


I wonder if there is a clinical term for the kind of person who would honestly believe that they had been involved in the cover-up of the existence of bigfoot, and then go on to spearhead efforts to uncover new, damning evidence against one of the most investigated people of all time, and again posses but not reveal this information to the public?

I think the term is "chronic liar". He may also be suffering from a bit of the "bugshit kooky" as well.
posted by quin at 12:21 PM on January 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


The Whelk, thanks for bringing back memories of that fine song . Rainbows have nothing to hide, indeed.

Be sure to check out the recent Rainbow Connection FPP.
posted by ericb at 12:23 PM on January 6, 2009


I think we need to create more right wing / cryptozoology hybrids.

5) Bigfoot secretly prays to Mecca five times a day
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:26 PM on January 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Bigfoot does not hate the loch ness monster, but doesn't want to live next to him.
posted by boo_radley at 12:29 PM on January 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm wondering how the Black House fits in with all of this.
posted by filthy light thief at 12:31 PM on January 6, 2009


[Insert Bigfoot Joke]
posted by swift at 12:35 PM on January 6, 2009


LOL-BigfootZone, amirite?

[NOT BIGFOOT-IST]

(see you in hell metatalk, motherfuckers!)
posted by Devils Rancher at 12:43 PM on January 6, 2009


Yeti we can.
posted by yeti at 12:48 PM on January 6, 2009 [5 favorites]


The one thing I thought when I read about the whole Obama not being a citizen thing was that people (reporters) were kind of dropping the ball. I mean, why not check some records or something. I don't know do some investigating or something. And maybe they were, but as a story it never gained much traction (deservedly).

It never gained much traction because they did check records, and the State of Hawaii said yeah, he was born here. So he's a citizen. There's nothing else to check; you're done and can go home. The fact that a few people are desperate for affirmation of their paranoia that a guy with a funny name and non-white skin can't possibly be a trustworthy American shouldn't change that at all.
posted by Tomorrowful at 12:49 PM on January 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


This is just beautiful. First the "Obama is not a citizen" crowd gained a 9/11 Truther in the form of Philip J. Berg (Esquire!), and now a Bigfoot expert. Now all they need are a Flatearther, a moonlanding denialist, and a LaRouchian to complete the Legion Of WTF.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 1:12 PM on January 6, 2009 [4 favorites]


You know which 2009 Presidential candidate wasn't born in the U.S.A.?

That's right. John McCain!
posted by ericb at 1:15 PM on January 6, 2009


Now all they need are a Flatearther, a moonlanding denialist, and a LaRouchian to complete the Legion Of WTF.

dipshit league of america
posted by dismas at 1:16 PM on January 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Bush is a Reptilian, Bush is an Ascended Master from the Hollow Earth, Richard Simmons, Moon Landing

Okay, that sent me running to Snopes to find out what urban legend or conspiracy theory surrounds Richard Simmons, but nothing turned up. Please, now I have to know. Does he eat raw cookie dough or have sex with women when nobody's looking?
posted by Faint of Butt at 1:19 PM on January 6, 2009


The enemy of my enemy...

makes me look like a douchebag.
posted by Devils Rancher at 1:20 PM on January 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Yeti, I'm uncertain if I'm happy or sad that the Yeti Obama shirt is no longer being sold. Buying any Obama gear in this period after he's been elected, but not yet president, makes me feel like I'd be joining the party late. But I really like Gama-Go's designs, and Obama is yeti-worthy.
posted by filthy light thief at 1:37 PM on January 6, 2009


There is a wonderful kind of wild vitality in believing in everything, in brutally repressing the inner skeptic,

Which is, of course, why Illuminati was so damn fun.
posted by god hates math at 1:37 PM on January 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


two adult Bigfoots

Bigfeet.

Actually they prefer Vertically Challenged.


Evolutionally Challenged.

On topic, what does a divorce decree have to do with Obama being a US citizen? Especially one that, at least to me, looks like it was issued in 1964, three years after he was born.
posted by hallowdmachine at 1:59 PM on January 6, 2009


On topic, what does a divorce decree have to do with Obama being a US citizen? Especially one that, at least to me, looks like it was issued in 1964, three years after he was born.

It's hard to keep track of their ever-changing targets. At first it was supposed to list Barack as a "son born in Kenya", then it switched to something about an alleged alias his mom was using which didn't prove anything in & of itself but it's another firefly to chase after, that might lead them to the proof they know must exist.
posted by scalefree at 2:22 PM on January 6, 2009


i love the logic of this guy -

a) we're looking for proof that obama's not a NBC
b) we have documents proving his parents divorced OMG
c) stay tuned as this breaking news unfolds!
(d) also we're still working on sasquatch)

So basically they want to instill doubt and mistrust, and to keep it in the back of your mind, without going so far to provide any proof. but they found some other crap has nothing to do with anything. i believe america's gullibility may finally be wearing off, so the fearmongers are going to have a hard time peddling this stuff in the future, but good luck with that, boys.
posted by camdan at 2:25 PM on January 6, 2009


Thanks for correcting me, MikeMc. You'll be disappeared shortly. Thank you for your time.

You'll never catch me! I'll use my l33t remote viewing skills to keep one step ahead of the Greys you've sent for me...
posted by MikeMc at 2:36 PM on January 6, 2009


Rods?
posted by RakDaddy at 2:40 PM on January 6, 2009


Re Obama - If the mom's a citizen, that's all that matters. He's not adopted, therefore he's naturally born. As the mom WAS/IS a US citizen, any children born to her were automatically natural-born US citizens. All else is simply torturing definitions, and we all know what quality of info torture gets ya!

If she renounced her citizenship before he was born, then he wouldn't be one, but she didn't, so he is, Art Bell and the tinfoil hat crowd notwithstanding.

Re Bigfoot - there was recently one shot and skinned in Georgia. The DNA was a cross between a possum and a human. The mind reels.

Divine_Wino - my father's gone deep into the stuff you describe, chemtrails, UFOs, Bigfoot, psychic crap of all kinds... believing it all, sending money off to various sites for information, and oddly nothing's ever been found, no proof, no nothing, except he's on every damn sucker list you can imagine. And he came close to getting ripped off by someone calling up out of the blue, telling him to wire me $10k via Western Union, and then a Wells Fargo truck would pull up within two hours to offload $100k.

Took a hell of a lot of persuading (screaming, shouting, calls to the BBB, calls to the police) to talk him out of THAT one....

There's a difference between maintaining an open mind, and having it so open your brains fall out. I would advocate a healthy skepticism, especially when it comes to Nigerian lotteries and cold calls promising a whole lotta dough if you just send someone money.
posted by JB71 at 2:42 PM on January 6, 2009


MetaFilter: the Legion Of WTF
posted by DU at 2:44 PM on January 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Rods.
posted by scalefree at 2:47 PM on January 6, 2009


Re Bigfoot - there was recently one shot and skinned in Georgia. The DNA was a cross between a possum and a human. The mind reels.

August 2008 FPP on the "find."
posted by ericb at 2:48 PM on January 6, 2009


Also, I just want to say how pleased I am to finally see an FPP entitled "The Obama-Bigfoot Connection" that isn't about how ripped he looks in a bathing suit.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 2:56 PM on January 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


The DNA was a cross between a possum and a human.

In other words, a typical resident of the area.
posted by gimonca at 3:09 PM on January 6, 2009


Currently Ed claims to be in possession of Obama's parents' divorce decree.

Considering that there is much doubt (including by Obama himself) that Obama's parents were ever legally married in the first place, that's some feat.
posted by Asparagirl at 3:30 PM on January 6, 2009


As soon as you start arguing the "evidence" with people like this you cede the ground of rationality to them & give them the benefit of defining & redefining the landscape in an ever-changing maze of "facts" that always mean what they want them to mean. It's a losing game from the get-go. The way to defeat them is through ridicule not reason. It helps that they're such rich sources of material to use against themselves. In my wildest dreams I could never have thought up the idea of painting my opponent as a mysterious Bigfoot hunter. As we've all proved today, that's just comedy gold.
posted by scalefree at 3:57 PM on January 6, 2009


JB71,
I believe in very little. As of this writing I'm not entirely convinced that ants are real.

Faint of Butt,
He's rather clearly from the 5th dimension, no?
posted by Divine_Wino at 4:22 PM on January 6, 2009


The truth is out there. Buried in a grave with two rotting Bigfoots/feet.

Wouldn't that be four big feet?
posted by underthehat at 4:22 PM on January 6, 2009


Okay, that sent me running to Snopes to find out what urban legend or conspiracy theory surrounds Richard Simmons, but nothing turned up. Please, now I have to know. Does he eat raw cookie dough or have sex with women when nobody's looking?

He doesn't exist.
posted by ymgve at 4:56 PM on January 6, 2009


Wouldn't that be four big feet?

No, underthehat. The extra feet are on their way to the coast of BC.
posted by sandraregina at 5:19 PM on January 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


I believe virtually everything I read, and I think that is what makes me more of a selective human than someone who doesn't believe anything.
posted by Poolio at 5:48 PM on January 6, 2009


Back around 2001-2002, I had a job that had me working nights. Twelve-hour shifts, three and four day weeks. Now, I lived in a tiny town that had nothing for someone who wasn't in high school but was too young to go to the bars, so I ended up doing a lot of driving around on my many days off- gas was cheap and I had my own wheels for the first time in my life.

I loved, loved, loved Coast to Coast AM. Every night there was a different brand of crazy, and Art Bell's soft, credulous style was tremendously fun to listen to. He'd have on psuedoscientists, alien abductees, conspiracy theorists- the whole gamut of whackos. It was fun and creepy and weird. Noory doesn't have half the style of Bell, and it's no longer any fun.
posted by Pope Guilty at 5:50 PM on January 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


I prefer Abominable Snowman to Yeti, because abominable abomination etc are such cool words, and the absurdity of adding snowman to the mix is just all win.

The Aussie version is Yowie, if you are at all interested.

http://www.yowiehunters.com/
posted by uncanny hengeman at 6:39 PM on January 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


I loved the idea that post-internet there were all these people who still believed in things like crop circles, reverse speech, etc. Not just the aliens stuff, but all that B-episode X-files type stuff. Contrails! HAARP! Bottomless holes! The chupacabra! Art Bell did an episode about the chupacabra! Goddamn that's good stuff.

Then you remember that these cretins vote, and break out in a cold sweat of fear.
posted by five fresh fish at 7:10 PM on January 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


In the same folder as the divorce papers are photos of Obama Senior and Lord Lucan carrying a brace of jackalopes back to the mosque. JUST YOU WAIT.
posted by genghis at 7:46 PM on January 6, 2009


Then you remember that these cretins vote for Ron Paul, and break out in a cold sweat of fear sigh contendedly.

ftfy
posted by Pope Guilty at 8:25 PM on January 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


But because I am an asshat, I decided to go to the source and write PM Gordon Brown and ask him to look into it for me.

He replied, (actually his secretary) but ignored my questions. Link goes to one of my personal sites.


That's ... that's actually really awesome.

Now all they need are a Flatearther, a moonlanding denialist, and a LaRouchian to complete the Legion Of WTF.

In total Pavlovian fashion, as soon as I read that, I heard the opening drumbeats to the Super-Friends theme.
posted by Amanojaku at 8:27 PM on January 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Then you remember that these cretins vote, and break out in a cold sweat of fear.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:10 PM on January 6


Yes, but I get that same feeling listening to NPR's Morning Edition. That's why these days all I can listen to is satellite radio's death metal channel. It reminds me that no matter how bad things are here, at least we aren't Finland.
posted by Pastabagel at 9:16 PM on January 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


scalefree, is there some kind of award you can get for the phrase "rocked the cryptozoology world"? Should I bake you a cake?

Never before, and probably never again, will my mental image of the cryptozoology world be of staid, unflappable types who can be "rocked" by a claim.
posted by Lesser Shrew at 9:24 PM on January 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


a) we're looking for proof that obama's not a NBC
b) we have documents proving his parents divorced OMG


OMG minus NBC equals AKD. That means....

I hate it when my meds run out....
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 11:59 PM on January 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


That should give him a big surge in credibility.
posted by ronin21 at 1:05 AM on January 7, 2009


I join the chorus saying that classic Art Bell shows were *great* radio -- as radio. Bell is the Michael Jordan of late night broadcasters, and the various anecdotes here from night people who listened to Bell have it right. The stuff on that show would have made no sense in any other context but a) alone, and b) late at night. But it was Bell himself, chain smoking and personally answering the death threats he got in his email as he spoke, who was the show.

One of my favorite episodes, despite so many great ones, was Bell's interview with Willie Nelson. Willie -- who was stoned out of his mind -- was supposed to be on for an hour. He ended up staying for at least three hours, as I recall, and practically guest hosting the show.

And just to make a few people jealous, for a very complicated reason I once spent a memorably terrifying month in Rachel, Nevada, on the outskirts of Area 51. You haven't listened to Art Bell until you've listened to him on your car radio while parked at the Black Mailbox (that is now white).
posted by fourcheesemac at 5:16 AM on January 7, 2009 [3 favorites]


*grinning broadly as she reads this thread*

this thread is filling up that little hole in my heart that opened up when Mulder and Scully finally kissed.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 9:57 AM on January 7, 2009 [2 favorites]


Doesn't this post BEG a whole heap of questions? Before the pile on begins?

I listed to a Metafilter podcast and Matt Haughey is the Shamwow guy, no lies. There's even an anonymous site where a person claiming to be Matt Haughey addresses the claims. ;)
posted by uncanny hengeman at 3:45 PM on January 7, 2009


Wait, Obama's really Vince the Shamwow guy? And he has a podcast?
posted by krinklyfig at 7:40 PM on January 7, 2009


You know this.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 8:25 PM on January 7, 2009


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