A D V E R T I S E M E N T
“The “Ask Dr. Hal Show” featuring Dr. Hal and Chicken John. Dr. Hal: One of the funniest
–Ministry of Slack
“He [Dr. Hal] talks too much.”
=========A GRAND RE-OPENING!!!=========
THE ASK Dr. HAL! SHOW
Yes! You read it right! The original, unabridged & authentic Ask Dr. Hal!
Show comes roaring back– with Chicken John & all your favorite crew!
Robert Levy at the door! KrOB at the controls! Pete Goldie‘s Science
Scoops! David “Yo-Yo King” Capurro body-surfs the Internet! Dr. Hal
answers your queries! They’re all back– doing the show once more!
Everybody– even– Woo-hoo! –Frank Chu! It’s just as if we never left!
And take note:
WE‘RE NOW ON FRIDAYS!
THE THIRD FRIDAY IN OCTOBER…
NINE P.M. SHARP!
DOORS OPEN FOR THE SHOW AT 8:30 PM
THE PRE-SHOW begins about Eight-Thirty. We will be starting as close to Nine PM
as we can. Despite a long history of lagging audiences, we won’t hold the
curtain as we have in the past–
WE CLOSE, ideally, before Midnight, to give our East Bay friends the chance to
make it in time to catch the last train from the 24th St. BART Station, a few short
blocks North of the CHEZ POULET GALLERY-CABARET [Last East Bay train departs
about 12:16 AM] in S.F.’s colorful Mission District!
Admission $10.00 or what you can…
no one turned away…
S L I- I- I- I- I D I N G S C A L E !
The Dr. Hal Report
Vol. XII No. 1
“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged,
to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.”
UNIQUE ANIMATED CARTOON PRESENTATION!
Popeye Meets Sindbad (1936)
Another in our series of
the best American cartoons!
Lovingly selected––by KrOB…
…and with HORRIFYING KLASSIC KrOB MONSTER EDIT:
“Swift Vengeance of the Chelonians!”
From the depths of interstellar space they come– unearthly beings evolved under a remote
and alien sun. Down from the sky in star-spanning ships, masters of an unknown technology who
could release actinic energies far in advance of humanity’s primitive gunpowder and nuclear weapons,
these sapient creatures are completely non-terrestrial in provenance– of a different clay. Able to
deal severely, with terrifying ruthlessness, with any bumbling monkey-boy humanoids who unwisely
oppose them, the creatures from space are revealed as… turtles.
Well, that’s a surprise. But, really,
should it be, when we note what evolutionary forces have brought about during the development of
life on our own planet? Actually, they‘re the descendants of tortoise-like ancestors– it’s been aeons
since they resembled earthly terrapins. But you don’t want to mess with ’em. No way, no how.
These guys don’t just lie around under a plastic palm tree. Beware… beware!
NO BAR— BUT YOU CAN DRINK!
(JUST BRING YOUR OWN)
Read the latest hard-hitting interview with Dr. Hal on Laughing Squid’s Blog:
PARTY! NEW DR. HAL ART SHOW OPENS OCTOBER 22ND IN S.F.
For everyone who missed Dr. Hal’s last art show, some of the images shown there will be featured again,
together with new and previously unshown works. It’s all happening at the Mercury Cafe, 201 Octavia Street
(at Page) the evening of Thursday, October 22nd. A limited number of Dr. Hal’s books, The Meaning of Lost
and Mismatched Socks (which is becoming quite a rarity– Random House is out of them), Dinosaur Alphabet
and Alien Apocalypse 2006 will also be available for sale, including autographed and dedicated copies.
This may be the last best chance to get some of these. Art Prints of many of the pictures can be ordered from
Studio Reflex of San Francisco– pick up a form at the show. There will also be an opening party, with a live
performance by Dr. Hal ably assisted by KrOB’s visual and auditory magic! Keep watching this space for more
details. The Mercury, serving organic and fair trade coffees and locally produced foods, can be reached at
The Preview Show on the 9th had a minimum of publicity, but the word got out thru word-of-mouth & Chicken’s last-
minute e-mailing. Heckuva way to run a railroad, but still we got a crowd: beauteous Beth, whose request for relationship
advice might have gotten lost in all the hoo-haw, chipper Chopper, lissome Laura, big Ben K., slinky Sari & glamorous
Gooby Herms, anxious about our future fate in 2012– or maybe just abt. that upcoming movie… Yes, the faithful were
indeed there, Jones-ing for our particular brand of “irritainment.” And did they ever get it… We mean, did they? Some
seemed nonplussed… Not that we’d expect ’em to be plussed… Especially when (again!) during KrOB’s Monster Movie
they started falling thru the floor. Chicken shouldda made it thicker, we suppose. One of the pews just started sinking,
fomenting chaos, & not the kind ol’ Jean Poulet likes, either. We’d rather deal with that, though, than the hair-catching-
on-fire thing, given a choice… Demented Dave “Cappy” Capurro was in the house– but not on stage, where supercilious
Sean Kelly stood in. When is he coming in from the cold? Next wk., we hear…Snappy Sean did OK, though, not even
distracted by his recent marriage to angelic Anneke… Wotta production that was… An incredible party… In point of fact,
Your Correspondent was there, & they never once ran short of Champagne– the krafty Kellys made sure o’ that… Smooth-
talking Sean told us they still had any number of bottles stashed away, or, as we say in the Church of the SubGenius
(plug-ola!), too much is always better than not enough… Former ADH Guest Host Geoffrey Smart came in for the fun, as
did delectable Dawn Stott… & let’s not be forgetting princely Paul Pot… Who could forget quondam hillbillies subversive
Spy & meticulous Moses giving Chicken a Lesson in Politesse, brokered by Paideutic Pete Goldie? And the Holy
Hemptress, we hear, kept up a line of chatter thru the proceedings– so long as she had fun, & we had the word she did…
Persistent Puzzling Evidence, who hears all & sees all, was tracking it all, via mini-cam, for future You Tube placement…
Get thee to Puzzling Evidence TV on the Interweb, seekers, & check out his latest vids. After so many long years of
recording at so many events, we suspect it’s all going up on You Tube… At last we’ll get to glim that fabled footage... Drop
your eyes down to some of the coverage of our latest shows, right below… Just click on any of those URLs directly under
this feature, creature. And come in for our big opening show next week. That’s the one to catch, natch. Meanwhile– we
keep telling you– here’re all those…
AMAZING, AMUSING PUZZLING EVIDENCE
YOU TUBE CLIPS!
Did you know you can watch some of the show right this minute?
Well, thanx to Puzzling Evidence, you can! Go ahead– scope out a few of the hi-lites from previous episodes of Ask Dr. Hal!
—on You Tube! It’s easy! It’s fun! It’s time-consuming! And it’s technologically au courant, and absolutely
the next best thing to being there in person! You need to visit his wonderful site, with rare video of the
Lost Galleon La Contessa and many wonders unrelated to our show– HELCO from Burning Man ’96,
various festivals and performances of all your faves– as well as our stuff from the links below. How?
How, you say? You do? Why are you talking to your computer? Go ahead– just click, clickety-click, on these
handy URLs. Remember, if it won’t play, try watching in High Quality…
As advertised, so-called Siamese Twins— Dannygirl Waters & Katy Bell essay absent Chicken‘s role,
first bringing on Attaboy— this is all on August 19th (Pt. 1):
Then Pete Goldie struts his stuff in Space, thanx to the Distaff Duo August 19th (Pt. 2):
The Siamese Twinlets bring out Dr. Hal, and it all gets metaphysical August 19th (Pt. 3):
Dr. Hal‘s personal sexual preferences & Default Mode are then revealed August 19th (Pt. 4):
A Shropshire Lad is folded in as a mandatory recitation, still August 19th (Pt. 5):
It all concludes with a query on ectoplasm– but why not? A $20 Buck Question! –and
Puzzling Evidence huffs a record amount of Church Air, all on August 19th (Pt. 666):