Post-Thanksgiving Filler: WKRP in Cincinnati

November 29, 2008

Posting will likely be light until after the weekend, as the staff attempts to recover from the semi-comatose states we are in due to indulging in massive gluttony.  To keep things rolling, here’s an interesting tidbit from the AP wire:

CINCINNATI (AP) — WKRP is back on the air in Cincinnati — but this time it’s for real.

A low-power TV station has changed its call letters to WKRP, the same as the fictional radio station in the 1970s hit series “WKRP in Cincinnati.”

And here is that TV show’s most classic comic moment, serendipitously Thanksgiving themed.  Les Nessman reports live from the station’s Thanksgiving Day promotion:

“As God is my witness…”


The Cult of Snuggie

November 28, 2008

I’ve always wondered how people get sucked into cults. What takes you from Joe Sixpack sitting on the couch watching Monday Night Football to drinking poison Kool-Aid in some jungle shack with 500 other people. I think I found the answer, they call it………The Snuggie.

It even comes with a futuristic LED mind control device disguised as a reading light (*batteries not included).

Here’s the TV commercial….

Now watch it again, this time with the subliminal messages and music exposed. See the true and terrifying majesty of the LED pop up mind control device…….

All praises to the Cult of Snuggie (Kool-Aid sold separately)

Black Friday

November 28, 2008

Happy shopping!

Thanksgiving 2008: “Now Be Thankful” by Fairport Convention

November 27, 2008

I hope this Thanksgiving finds you well, surrounded by your loved ones.

I have a little tradition of listening to this song every Thanksgiving.  While it’s not specifically about the holiday, I think it conveys the spirit better than any other song I know.  It’s a wonderful, absolutely lovely song, and I hope it brings you as much joy as it has brought me since I stumbled across it many years ago.

Incidentally, the reason the B-side on the single’s sleeve is titled “Guiness Book of Records” is because the  B-side’s actual title is “Sir B. McKenzie’s Daughter’s Lament For The 77th Mounted Lancer’s Retreat From The Straits Of Loch Knombe, In The Year Of Our Lord 1727, On The Occasion Of The Announcement Of Her Marriage To The Laird Of Kinleakie,” and was named as such in an attempt to get it listed as longest song title in the aforementioned book.  Seems kind of gimmicky for a band with Richard Thompson in it.  I don’t know if the attempt was successful or not.  Maybe I’ll track the song down someday–I have to admit, my interest is piqued.  I’m a sucker for oddball stuff like that.

Happy Thanksgiving from On Deaf Ears!

November 26, 2008

We at On Deaf Ears would like to wish a happy Thanksgiving to everyone out there in Internetville.  Please remember to take some time, in between all the turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, ham, more gravy, maybe a little mashed potatoes, stuffing, a second helping of those mashed potatoes because they are really awesome, some pecan pie, and whatever else you can cram down your gullet, to give thanks to the deity of your choice for all of the good things in your life, whether they be family, friends, awesome blogs with a focus on music, or whatever.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Also, here’s hoping Texas A&M can pull off an upset and beat UT for the third year in a row.  I’m not holding my breath, though.  The Aggies have given me little reason to be optimistic this year!  Gig ’em!

Bocephus for Senate?

November 26, 2008

Well, if Al Franken can run (and maybe win with the recount), why not Hank Williams, Jr.?

Country singer Hank Williams Jr. (R-TN) has allegedly “decided he will run for Senate in 2012,” after “consulting with” ex-Senate Maj. Leader Bill Frist and Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN).

I’m a Republican and I live in Texas.  Will my Texan Democrat friends continue their relentless mocking of my party, or will they think this is awesome?  There may be some inner turmoil there.

Can a sitting senator still perform the theme song to Monday Night Football?

Will he run for president next?

So many questions.

This gives me an excuse to post a too-little-heard gem, “That Old Wheel” by Johnny Cash w/s/g Hank.   Alex may recall that I used to play this on my old college radio show.

Unfortunately, the only video of this I can find has a bunch of pictures of Ron Paul stuff for some reason and I don’t feel like making a new one.  No endorsement of Ron Paul implied.  You’ll want to stop it at about 3:14 when the song is over and it switches to a Ron Paul speech, unless, of course, you’re super into Ron Paul.  If you’re super into Ron Paul, you’re in for a double dose of awesomeness.

We aim to please here at On Deaf Ears.

Update: Link to video fixed.  Sorry about that.  Enjoy your Ron Paul!

Thanksgiving With Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg

November 25, 2008


What substance immediately pops into your head when Snoop asks, “Can I add something to it?”

No, it’s not what you think, but it may be even funnier.  Does Martha blush a little bit after she…well, you’ll see.

Via Hot Air.