Out of the molds of old come the childish things we're not ready to put away. We've got until the streetlights come on to tell you about a time when toys were more valuable when taken out of the package. Back before irony was the national pastime, people really cared about children and what they played with. Now that may not be true in the least, but something about that back then balance of bullshit, somehow managed to loose upon the world, a whole christian bonfire of fantastic things to shut up those little bastards and bastardettes. So stay tuned for this very important message...it sounds a little something like this.
Every generation has scary stories to tell in the dark, well, now they call you at home, at school and where ever you go until you move yourself to a nice, big farm upstate.
In our Living Room finale, we're getting into where some of these ideas about equality and inequality come from and what happened to quantifying intelligence. After that we talk about advertisers and mental loop holes and what it means for your brain to be the most advanced, janky piece of sh!t in the known universe.
Ok, so how do we all get along? As we dig further into the Seattle subculture scene ... we dig further still. Past the signs, flags, ideologies and alliances, down past the groups and into the individuals. What makes the people tick who make the groups tick who make the movements tick.
Living room is a conversation about what it was like moving to Seattle from back East. In this first segment we start off with Seattle's own masked vigilante, Phoenix Jones, and then move from justice into social justice. What do the battles against the powers of darkness and disagreement look like to the innocent bystanders. After all that we wrap up with a nice little chat about the Real Ghost busters cartoon from the 80s.
Damn near in time for Father's Day, we finish up our TV Dads series. We cover Patrick Duffy, Bob Uecker, Homer Simpson, Andy Griffith. We question Mike Brady's commitment, the crimes of Carl Winslow and Howard Cunningham and continue attacking Michael Landon ... if only for ... werewolf pictures. Viva Jay Sherman and Dennis the Menace Rex.
In Part 2 of our TV Dads series we tackle, spackle, donner and blitz those televised paternals who don't quite make the grade or fail miserably. A few of those fun fellows: Michael Landon, Earl Sinclair and the alien box from Out of this World. And of course we talked about Knight Rider.
Thanks to the magic of television we all had a village of fathers raising us. Some rich, some poor. Some black, some white. And it was the eighties so that was about a far as the advertisers were going dabble in reality. Some episode’s were very funny, others very special. But in the end we have to rank them and argue about it, stop ranking them and the get side tracked.
This week we chase Carmen Sandiego through the amazon and the Norway and then take a side bar to NASCAR country, just to learn about something a little closer to home.
King Khan and BBQ came to Seattle and we'll tell you all about it.