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——ARE YOU MISSING THESE PERFORMANCES? —–
WEDNESDAY, March 25th!
==PRESENTED ON OUR ALL-NEW STAGE==
The Famous Chez Poulet Gallery-Cabaret
where SHOWTIME– more or less– BEGINS at around
THE SLAPDOWN– Admission: $ 10-ISH
( C H E A P ! ) N O O N E T U R N E D A W A Y ! ( A B A R G A I N ! )
3359 Cesar Chavez St.
(Army) Street between Mission and South Van Ness. Just on the
edge of Bernal Heights. The old Odeon Neighborhood.
The Dr. Hal Report
Vol. IX No. 20
“One final week remains in March’s demesne
Let trembling Spring her new-fledged blooms espouse;
Long winter-bound, the restive soul is keen
To hear some guy answer questions in a warehouse.”
— Ralph Fielding Snell, March’s Last Queries
END IN SIGHT! – COUNTDOWN TO DOOM – 3 MORE SHOWS! – LAST SHOW IS APRIL 8th – RADIO REJECTS – GRASPING AT STRAWS? – GIANT MIDGET ALLIGATOR VS. TINY 6-FT. HIGH GUY – DRAFTEE DAFFY – HUMPING HILLBILLIES BRING DR. HAL ‘S BLUSHES – FRANK CHU & YOU – CAPPY’S MASTER PLAN – DR. PETE GOLDIE’S STARRY WISDOM – HOUSE RULES RULE – QUESTIONABLE ANSWERS – SOCIAL NOTES – CHICKS WELL-SUITED – PARADE OF PULCHRITUDE – HELPING HOLLIS HOME – WORTHY OF NOTE: LOOP! STATION SENSATION – SPEAKEASY @ RITUAL SET FOR MARCH 26th – DR. HAL & PUPPETS TO ENACT HINDENBURG DIRIGIBLE DISASTER WITH STARS & GARTERS MARCH 29th @ AMNESIA – FASCIST PIGS HASSLE RIGHTEOUS DUDES; KrOB’S FILM FARM GOES DARK 1 WEEK, THEN RETURNS MARCH 30th WITH YET MORE BUS RIDES, DOUBLE FEATURES & MATCHING DESTINATIONS – HEAR COMMANDER 14 OF NONCHALANCE’S BROADCAST 24-7 ONLY IN UPPER DOLORES PARK VICINITY- DR. HAL & THE ODEON COCAINE ALL-STARS TO PLAY AT AMNESIA APRIL 19TH – YOKED EVEN MORE WITH YOU TUBE – PUZZO’S NEWEST CLIPS –
I f you ‘d like to see the Ask Dr. Hal! Show at its current location– it’s on Cesar Chavez Street at the (mostly) red-painted Jean Poulet Gallery-Cabaret– now is the time. We’re getting a good crowd and are putting on some memorable performances. But… these shows are coming to an end. We’ll be doing– it’s official– THREE MORE SHOWS. Who says so? Why, Chicken John. He’s going to be leaving all of us in San Francisco as he goes off to Europe on April 21st– you can see our final episode on April 8th. It’s all so he can mess around installing cumbrous internal combustion engines from massive American cars in tippy-tippy Euro-“Art Boats” over there in Slovenia–and since the show these days takes place in his house, though everyone else in our cast would be quite happy to keep on with a “guest host” (these same exact arrangements have been made successfully before), restive Mr. Rinaldi doesn’t want a crowd of people there while he’s away and unable to prevent them from invading, shuffling into the various rooms including his atelier and sanctum sanctorum, stealing his shirt-studs and collar stays, the sterling silverware, his collections of Fabergé eggs, dueling pistols, gilded snuff-boxes and framed hunting prints, rifling through his drawers (he hates that), leaving fingerprints on the wallpaper and “borrowing” (more or less permanently) his beloved arsenal of power tools. So, that’s it; we’re (soon going to be) out of there, it’s been swell, and now, perforce, we begin our dreaded…
COUNTDOWN TO DOOM! JUST 3 MORE PLAY DATES, THREE
final, dwindling opportunities remaining to experience the awe and mystery, the wonder, laughter and bemusement, the savagery and splendor, the ne plus ultra we like to call the Ask Dr. Hal! Show.
BUT… WE’LL CONTINUE AS BEFORE ON PIRATE CAT RADIO, RIGHT?
Wrong. Dr. Hal, KrOB, even Astronomer Royal Pete Goldie, have been permanently booted off SF’s popular pirate FM station by station manager Dr. Monkey. Because we asked him not to advertise our radio show when we weren’t there, confusing and disappointing our listeners, but he ignored us despite repeated requests, Chicken got involved– and you can guess what happened next– he exercised the “Nuclear Option–” that is, insulting Monkey so much that PCR’s chief factotum blew a gasket– and now that grossly insulted individual (flamed as only Chicken can do) never wants to lay eyes on any of our moon-faced mugs again– in short, none of us can e’er return. No, not, at least, to that radio station…
FAINT GLIMMERS OF… HOPE?
There do exist a few evanescent wisps of hope that we yet may do some sort of post-Chicken performances, even some sort of (non-Pirate Cat) radio. But ‘twould be ill-advised to comment prematurely. As mighty KrOB Sabrepop himself would say, “I shall try, Master– I shall try.” That’s what he’d say. So, we have only to say, keep watching this space– to see if the visionary, impractical idea of a Chicken-less Dr. Hal Show somewhere else is a false hope– or instead one with an ever-so-slight chance of becoming real. Meanwhile, in our remaining run at Chez Poulet, we’re more determined than ever to make history in our own way. We’ve carried the show on for many years now– and are always refining it a degree or so further, trying to ascertain what “works” and what we have to conclude never will. KrOB’s on the job, as always, brewing up new surprises. And he’s got a real never-before-seen, poetic and inspirational parable he wants to bring us this week, when the mandatory traditional Monster Clip will show you how a little guy with everything against him overcomes insurmountable odds, when …
KrOB, San Francisco, presents:
ATTACK OF THE GIANT DWARF ALLIGATOR!
This apparent tautology, Dr. Hal would like to reassure the public, is really only Truth in Advertising. As Einstein has revealed, Relativity is all. So the ‘gator in question, though a dwarf of his species (Alligator brobdingragensis), is from a place where everything is 12 times the size of all the animal and plant life we know. That place is the great peninsula of the land of the Giants, Brobdingnag in the language of its 72-foot-tall inhabitants (discovered, for those of you who haven’t read his edifying account of his voyages, by Lemuel Gulliver in 1703). Actually, as Captain Gulliver wrote a number of years later (in 1734) in a letter to his cousin Sympson, the first edition of his famous book contained many misprints and printer’s errors, and the place, located about a hundred and fifty miles north of San Francisco on his map, is really called Brobdingrag, a fact which may be new to some of our readers– but this is, after all, the printed record of the Ask Dr. Hal! Show. Now back to our alligator. About two and a half feet long in Brobdingnagian (or Brobdingragian) measure, the reptile looms about as large to the (six-foot) Englishman as would the prehistoric giant crocodilian Deinosuchus, formerly called, in the perpetually altering nomenclature of vertebrate paleontology, Phobosuchus. This huge beast was an ambush predator who was capable of rushing out of the water to seize and devour even the largest dinosaurs. So in this case our saurian antagonist, a 36-footer, represents quite a challenge for Mr. Gulliver, who at the time was only a ship’s surgeon and had not yet attained the rank of Captain, to defeat. Watch the beast hiss and lunge as the great jaws snap. You’ll see the giants, too, looming over the table where this all takes place. Yes, KrOB’s done it again. How does he keep up the stream of this stuff? In glorious non-computer-generated, non-digital stop-motion animation by Ray Harryhausen, one of the true inspirers of KrOB and Dr. Hal, incorporating exquisite music by the late Twentieth Century’s greatest composer, Bernard Hermann, and yet another in a series of unforgettable KrOB “Edits!” Scientific! Educational! View it all on our Giant Screen (or, if you prefer to, and it’s up, which it hasn’t been lately, on our “size-challenged” screen). Narrated, as always, by Dr. Hal. But, before that…
WE START… WITH A KLASSIC KARTOON !
As you have probably heard by now, just before every performance begins, we screen one of the great cartoons, masterpieces lovingly selected by KrOB. Last week’s entry was The Great Piggy Bank Robbery (1946), written by Warren Foster and animated by some of Warners’ best cartoon men: Izzy Ellis, Manny Gould, Bill Meléndez and Rod Scribner, and directed by Bob Clampett, whom we think turned out the best cartoons ever made. We like Clampett so much, in fact, that we’re breaking our usual rule (of presenting a sequential shuffle of studios, cartoons and directors), to bring him back this week as KrOB screens Draftee Daffy (January 27th, 1945). In this Clampett hilarity-fest, the duck struggles to avoid being served his conscription notice throughout the cartoon from “the Little Man from the Draft Board.” You see, there used to be a draft in this country; (male) citizens could be inducted into the Army at any time, whether they liked it or not, and not just in wartime. During the Viet Nam War, this nearly was the fate of Dr. Hal. Like Daffy, he too struggled to avoid conscription. Of course these days it’s a “volunteer” Army– but just try leaving. Anyway, this great cartoon, like others we’ve shown at Ask Dr. Hal! has suffered, over the years, from censorship problems; these are not just various details which have often caused the film to be mutilated, but the entire cartoon was thought by some, particularly in the 1950’s, to be “deleterious to the (Korean) War Effort” and was consequently in some places fully suppressed. Well, friends, you won’t see the censor’s hand at work when we show it– we are, as always, taking pains to give you the whole thing, complete and uncut. Oh, yes, we think everyone should see this cartoon, and the version we’re showing comes from a pristine, absolutely perfect print. So join us at the good old Chez Poulet Gallery Cabaret this Wednesday night, won’t you? –in time to catch up with yet another treasure of your Nation’s once-flourishing but now (that the Conspiracy has dumbed it all down) mostly vanished popular culture. By the bye– you must know by now that we’re trying to show you something wonderful here. So if you’re just going to socialize, and choose to ignore the cartoon while we run it, do us and everyone else a favor– and go outside and have a cigarette, or play in traffic. Remember, though, the rest of our show will start right up at the very moment the cartoon ends…
” Daffy changes his tune from patriotic flag-waver to craven draft-dodger when he learns that the Little Man from the Draft Board is coming to pay him a visit. Daffy’s reaction when he learns of his induction status is the highlight of the cartoon; the implication slowly dawns on him. He spends the rest of the cartoon trying to avoid the Little Man, even resorting to attempted murder. (And to think, only a few years before, Daffy fought the Nazis in such cartoons as Daffy the Commando  and Plane Daffy .) Only Daffy could get away with such brazenly unpatriotic behavior during World War II, and only a director like Bob Clampett could pull it off and still keep the duck an appealing character… Another very funny and energetic Clampett cartoon. ”
–Markc65, International Movie Database
HEY, WE GOT…
HORN-DOG HILLBILLIES– THE PO’BUCKET FAMILY!
In a tiny, tinny, run-down, beat-up, two-bit trailer suspended high above our Ask Dr. Hal! stage dwell the alcoholic Po’bucket Family, authentic mountain people from whom Chicken has apparently been illegally collecting rent for their minimal share of his cavernous domain. It’s whispered that they pay not in money but in the product produced in their concealed “meth” lab. We choose to disbelieve this absurd canard– that trailer’s just too small. Even hillbillies couldn’t pull such a thing off in such a reduced amount of space. (The term hillbilly is commonly known in non-Appalachian areas, including Missouri’s Ozark Mountains and the Current River Basin, as a reference used in describing socially backward people that fit certain “countrified,” (e.g. rural) characteristics, largely considered to be of Celto-cambrian (Scots-Irish) descent.In this context, it is often, though not always, derogatory. Although those in question may not reside in a region that has hills of any kind, the word is preferred to such disparaging terms as, say, white trash. In urban usage, it is sometimes used interchangeably with Redneck.) No one in fact has yet been able to determine just how many there are of these folks at Chicken’s. But be warned that quite often the sound of an ongoing show, audience laughter, etc. –will bring them out of their stereotypical lair like a frenzied swarm of Appalachian ants, hayseed hornets, sodbuster skeeters, backwoods bees, countrified cockroaches, yokel yellow mealworms, rusticated rice weevils, rube roundheaded apple tree borers, Podunk potato flea beetles or hick hog moths. When this happens, the show, we should warn you, may suffer a momentary interruption. We’re used to it by now, of course, after all this time. But we can’t tell you just to “ignore this bucolic brood,” as that is truly beyond anyone’s powers. Just last week, their trailer proved to be a little too intimately close to our stage, when the feuding rustic couple first embarrassed us all with the sounds, impossible to ignore, of a protracted knock-down drag-out domestic quarrel, and then those of its resolution by an equally noisy reconciliation, as the two canoodling country clodhoppers sensually segued from domestic violence into full-blown, frenzied copulation. Oh well, nothing like a good argument to clear the air on the home front, eh? It’s all we can do to continue when the whole clan suddenly erupts forth with rowdy èlan, often in mid-show. Just surrender to the okie-fied inevitable– we do– settle yourself in for the down-home shivaree, as the whole clan sets in a-pickin’ and a-grinnin’ –and proffer a big, friendly Howdy-do! to Family Units “Big Jed” Moses, “Daisy Duke” Spy and (of course), the smallest con-sarned varmint of ’em all, li’l Lucky.
WHAT WOULD WE DO WITHOUT FRANK CHU?
Yes, Frank is back! And we’ve got him! The Emperor Norton of our own time regularly appears at our show to deliver his Message! And the tangled tale of Frank Chu was recently told in these pages. (See The Dr. Hal Report, Vol. IX, Nos. 14, 15 & 16). Like the original Norton, Frank is shown deference by the discriminating, given free meals and so on. Amazing how history repeats itself, isn’t it? We will always welcome Frank Chu at Ask Dr. Hal! You’ll see him there. See him right now, if you want, in the Puzzling Evidence video clip of our February 25th show (Part 2) by clicking on the link you’ll find in the column at the bottom of the Dr. Hal Report.
In a cloud of swirling incense, David “Yo-Yo Pro” Capurro, a mainstay of our show for lo these many years, provides a running visual commentary to all that is said and done as the show goes on. It works like this: we mention a topic, David operates his keyboard, and almost instantly there’s a related image up on the screen. I.J. (Internet Jockey) Capurro, also known for his alter-identity Yo-Yo Pro, one of the original Monsters of Yo-Yo and Master of Yo-Yo Fu extraordinaire, is a multi-talented, accomplished baker and a competent guitarist. A cool customer– but he really lives for but one purpose. His main delight in this life is to ask an anonymous question at Ask Dr. Hal! and get Chicken, unknowingly, to pour him a free shot of Fernet. And in this, strangely enough, he always succeeds. He sure can do it. So he does it.
PETE GOLDIE ‘S ON THE CASE– IN SPACE!
In what some consider the best part of our show, ADH Science expert Pete Goldie leads attendees through the endless reaches of the Universe in his continuing segment, ” (The) Waste(s) of Space.” Pete will be on hand this week too, to present more of the newest discoveries made in the eternal realms of the unfathomable void. Hey, kids! Ask Pete about how just last week the Very Large Telescope took one of the best images ever of two galaxies locked in a slow motion, disruptive collision! And, the same retrieved picture has highlighted an unusual exploding star in that area of the night sky. The two colliding galaxies lie about 70 million light-years away in the constellation of Libra, the Scales. Their chaotic and very unusual structure is the result of the galactic close encounter. Although individual stars, characteristically at vast distances apart, are very unlikely to collide in such an event, the huge clouds of gas and dust in the galaxies are plowing into each other at high speed, leading to the formation of bright new clusters of very hot stars, which the new image lets us clearly see. Near them, astronomical observation has revealed an unusual exploding star, called SN 1995N, that is thought to be the result of the final collapse of a massive star at the end of its life, a so-called core collapse supernova. SN 1995N is out- of-the-ordinary because it has faded very slowly the glow still shows clearly on the new image more than seven years after the explosion took place. It is also one of the few supernovae to have been observed to emit X-rays. It is thought that these unusual characteristics are a result of the exploding star being in a dense region of space so that the material blasted out from the supernova slams into it and creates X-rays. That’s our cosmos for you. And,despite the needlessly abusive sallies of Chicken, as sure as Entropy, Pete (when not interrupted by a rampaging rogue gorilla, a giant, dancing human-sized chicken, a monstrous cross-species hybrid of the two forms or an unseemly eructation of copulating, screaming, roof- dwelling hillbillies) is going to be telling each and every one of us al-l-l-l about it. Enjoy!
!!?@#$%?!! CHICKEN JOHN SEZ:
“Hey, everybody– all you !!?@#$%?!!s should come see the !!?@#$%?!! Ask Dr. Hal! Show in a brand new location: my !!?@#$%?!! living room. It’s four !!?@#$%?!! guys doing !!?@#$%?!! improv, on 4 different ! !?@#$%?!! levels. It can be !!?@#$%?!! amazing, just !!?@#$%?!! amazing…”
NOT A BAR– BUT YOU CAN DRINK!
So there won’t be any booze for sale, OK? We don’t do the show in a bar any more, so, though it’s OK to drink, you need to BRING YOUR OWN. We encourage you to BRING ALCOHOL. Of course, good questions will still be rewarded in the traditional manner– with that old standby, Fernet Branca, TM –the “Miracle Liquor.” That’s how Paul Pot and David “Cappy” Capurro (see above) do it–and that’s the one way you can still get a drink at Ask Dr. Hal!
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THE ASK DR. HAL! SHOW – FEATURING FRANK CHU – CHICKEN JOHN – DR. HAL – KrOB – PETE GOLDIE – DAVID CAPURRO – ALL QUESTIONS CHEERFULLY ANSWERED – BARDIC RECITATIONS – FERNET GIVEAWAYS – CARTOONS – KrOB MONSTER CLIP EDITS – WITH OUR VERY SPECIAL GUESTS THOSE ROOF-DWELLING HILLBILLIES THE “PO’BUCKETS” – DONATION TEN DOLLARS OR SO – AS CLOSE AS YOU THINK YOU CAN COME – OUR DROP DEAD GORGEOUS DOOR-GIRL WILL TAKE YOUR MONEY AND STEAL YOUR HEART AS YOU CROSS HER PALM & OUR THRESHOLD. MAN! ISN’T SHE LOVELY? WELL– ALL RIGHT, WE ADMIT IT– IT WON’T BE HER. YES, IT’LL BE ROBERT LEVY. YOU SEE, THAT DOOR-GIRL GOT WISE TO US– AND IS GONE– LONG GONE… ANYWAY, COME ALL, COME ONE, NEW SHOW, NEW RUN…
Dots & Dashes & Lots of Flashes! Flash! The role of the Giant Chicken was essayed by a new interpreter last Wed. as exquisite Emily first donned the yellow-feathered costume. A close friend of gatekeeper relentless Robert Levy, she joined the list of other vivacious volunteers, a list which includes comely “Chicken Dawn” Stott, who was present in an advisory capacity… The Odeon Cocaine All-Stars’ drummer, charismatic Chris Campbell was also among us, as was poet blazing Blake More; we hope to see more of them while they sojourn in this burg… Juniper-fresh Justin Credible also adorned the Parade of Pulchritude, enlivening the eve with her generous donatives of Church Air & high-quality queries… Other ultra-attractive attendees included cannabis-activist sizzling Sonjia Miles, cute Claire, provocative Pam Pearson & memorable mother-daughter team malapert Mable Syrup & radiant Rhiannon Charisse… The gents also ponied up for ADH; jocund Jason (let’s hope he enjoyed the evening & didn’t feel “fleeced”), the very un-callous Calder Daenzer (call us), jovial Jimmy Cross, pie-eyed Paul Pot (thanx for the vegetation) brawny Bram & the usual manly mavens, not discounting persistent Puzzling Evidence, shooting us for You Tube (see far below) right from the first row… Flash! HANDS OUT TO HOLLIS: The fundraising continues, all to provide financial help for our pal, Junkyard siren honey-haired Hollis Hawthorne, injured in a motorcycle mishap in India & still in need of funds tho’ now in Stanford Medical Hospital on these shores. Sofar, th’ community has raised almost 100 grand in just the past few daze… Trouble is, they need 200K in all. They do have the 1st half, & she’s made the transition to the U.S. You can take part & donate– keep in touch with the latest developments at http://friendsofhollis.blogspot.com/ –or donate thru paypal @ firstname.lastname@example.org –the Friends of Hollis will thank you. And remember, you’ll be a member… WORTHY OF NOTE: Updates on Upcoming Uphevals Here– & in the Noosphere… Flash! LOOP! SCOOP: –Now it’s available– Loop! Station’s newest CD, Love vs. Love. We’re assuming that you have their other CDs. This one will complete the set– so if you’re a fan of resplendent Robin Coomer & sterling Sam Bass– get it at Fry’s Electronics– or right here, by clicking on email@example.com/loopstation4 –get more on all this at www.loopthis.com — & support your local arts while they’re still local… WORTHY OF NOTE: Ritual Roasters, 1026 Valencia Street, will be hosting the Variety Show to Die For the night of Thursday, March 26th, the night after the last ADH Show of March… It’s SPEAKEASY, a fun(d)-raiser to send associated artists to Europe with “Columbus” Chicken John. Your own dauntless Dr. Hal will be performing in that show more than once… ESPECIALLY WORTHY OF NOTE: FILM FUN Flash! Kinky KrOB’s Film Farm on the Bus ISN’T HAPPENING this upcoming Monday nite (Mar. 23rd)– he & cautious Chicken are taking a breather… Why? Well, back on Monday, March, 16th, the faithful met in front of Ritual Roasters, 1026 Valencia Street at 6:30 PM & boarded the Big Green Bus. then away we all went as “Captain” Chicken piloted the famed vehicle. ‘Twas a cool trip, as kra-a-azy KrOB’s Movie Show unrolled as usual on two separate screens, one in front & one in back, showing the first picture of the Double Feature, The Incredibly Strange Creatures who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-up Zombies (Dir: rogue Ray Dennis Steckler, a.k.a. corny “Cash Flagg,” 1964), on the way out to our destination, which that nite was the Casino Arcade at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and the deserted amusement park… The return voyage featured the babe-a-licious Orgy of the Dead (Dir: amoral A.C. Stephens, 1965) written by egregious Edward D. Wood, Jr. & just as bad as that implies, with clammy Criswell in a studio-set “graveyard” watching dispirited strippers endlessly wriggling their exposed bazooms on & on…& on… to bongo-drum “beatnik” music… But we arrived a little early back at the starting point, when (1.) easy-on-the-eyes Ena Dallas, fab Flag Girl of Xtra Action Marching Band fame & glory, who was being squired that nite by randy Roky Roulette, slipped off the becalmed bus, which was still showing the movie, to pee in the street, since no “facilities” were immediately available at that hr. –But too bad that a Valencia St. cop got an eyeful– aroused, the bellicose bull bulled over & whipped out his… ticket book, & started writing the magnifique & delicious Miss Dallas a hefty tickee… While this Outrage to Personal Liberty was in progress, (2.) said flatfoot’s pop- eyed partner suddenly glimmed the bosom-bared, udderly beautiful antics still playing on the screen inside the bus– and (apparently) flipped out, demanding that criminal Chicken cease & desist forthwith, i.e. shut down the unbearably ob-seen show… So, we never got to the end of the movie… Krestfallen KrOB & chastened Chicken are gonna lie low this week– no movie, no bus trip… But don’t worry, folks– Flash! They plan to be back the next week (Monday, March 30th) for another all-new Film Farm show. Keep watching this space & we’ll let you know what’s on the bill the the moment we get the skinny. There will be 2 movies on 2 screens– a Mystery Destination, candy & booze served up by Film Farm’s supreme Stewardess, slinky Spy Emerson. Also featuring krazy KrOB’s Patented Eyenoise– our favorite part of th’ programme… We’ll be there… The whole thing is a bargain– just ten measly bucks… WORTHY OF NOTE: FAINEANT FOLLIES: The Era of Nonchalance is at hand! If you know what that means (or would like to), have we got a project for you! Go to Dolores Park at any time. Bring a radio. Once you’re there, tune it to 107.9 FM. Yes, when you’re in upper Dolores Park, you can listen to a continuous hour-and-forty-five minute specially engineered dynamic Dr. Hal broadcast (there called Commander 14), running 24-7 on FM radio, 107.9 FM in (((stereo))). And it doesn’t stop there… WORTHY OF NOTE: Could be you saw the Apocalypse Puppet Theatre @ Amnesia this last Sun. Pretty good stuff, eh? Well, Flash! More Puppets are headed your way for the follow-up show, March 29th, also @ Amnesia, as Stars & Garters unlimbers another super-colossal extravaganza… Dr. Hal will be in that show, performing with curvaceous Claire Mack and Joyous Jessy Roadkill (among others) in a puppet-&-people segment based on the Hindenburg Zeppelin Crash Disaster @ the Lakehurst, N.J. Naval Air Station. SEE puppets enact this most famous of air crashes… Mind-breaking Special Effects… Flash! More at Amnesia– DR. HAL & THE ODEON COCAINE ALL-STARS! You guessed it, Pilgrim– Dr. Hal & the band are back! Once again the All-Stars are coming out of sequestration to do a music set– this time at Amnesia, 853 Valencia St., between 19th & 20th– on Sunday nite– April 19th. We’re working up some new songs & old favorites, & we will roll you… Keep watching this space, for more, & still more…
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! How? How, you say? You do? Why are you talking to your computer? Go ahead– just click, clickety-click, on these handy URLs.
Pete Goldie blazes a trail as the show begins, detailing the Kepler Mission on March 11th (Pt. 1):
More of Blake’s Milton and a visit from Frank Chu swings the Show into magnum motion March 11th (Pt. 2):
Pete Goldie Peers at Comet 134340; Chicken’s recommendations on Baby & Child Care start things March 4th (Pt. 1):
Satan’s panties & Superman’s orgasm are highlighted after more of Blake’s Milton March 4th (Pt. 2):
Making the best of a bad assignment, Dr. Hal improvises poetically on Politics & Economics March 4th (Pt. 3):
Micturation apprehended is seen as a question, as is the Nature of the Conspiracy March 4th (Pt. 4):
The show launches with Chicken’s Monologue and Pete Goldie’s paideutic presentation; we examine the surface of the planet Mars and look at active Neutron Stars February 25th (Pt. 1):
Midget cover bands, Hillbilly interference, and Frank Chu all contribute on February 25th (Pt. 2):
SubGenius propaganda leads the ADH onslaught on February 25th (Pt. 3):
The Skeleton in Armor closes the show with the saga of a Viking’s life and death on February 25th (Pt. 4):
Pete Goldie puts out a Church Air-flavored Science Sizzler @ ADH, more, on February 18th – The first part:
The Price of scrap steel and stock analysis from Chicken intros Dr. Hal’s Wm. Blake recitation on February 18th in (Pt. 2):
More of February 18th’s hard-hitting Hal Show hammers the point(s) home (Pt. 3) including the dread KrOB Moment:
Chicken gets a giant spider in the U.S. Mail and welcomes Pete Goldie in the first of two parts from ADH on February 11th (Pt. 1):
Frank Chu appears like a wandering ghost to haunt our rain-dogged Feb. 11th folly (Pt. 2), more:
Just get an eyeload of the first part of February 4th’s febrile free-for-all (Pt. 1):
Now permit yourself a peek at the next cheering chunk from Puzz-Ev TV (Pt. 2):
Observe now the orisons of the terminal trefoil tingle of Feb. 4th’s farandole (Pt. 3):
Scrutinize spectacular samples from our circuitous circus on January 28th (Pt. 1):
Peruse the second part of January 28th’s nonpareil Nonesuch (Pt. 2):
The third part & 2nd iteration of Jan. 28th’s performance sensation (Pt. 3):
View variegated visions from our proactive presentation in mid-January of this young year January 14th (Pt. 1):
The second part of PUZZ-EV’s commanding compilation of the best of ADH’s mid-month marvel (Pt. 2):
Here’s the skinny on the first show of 2009, in You Tube Edit form, January 7th (Pt. 1):
The second helping of our succulent show smorgasbord (Pt. 2):
Look & wonder as you observe pivotal occurrences from our last show of the year (New Year’s Eve) December 31st (Pt. 1):
The second half of PUZZ-EV’s hard-hitting slice of our New Year’s omnivorous omnibus (Pt. 2):
Gaze now at this exceptional edit, excerpted from our recent exhilarating December 24th performance (Pt. 1):
Behold the second half of the exciting “extreme” excerpt of the show on December 24th (Pt. 2):
Scope out outré out-takes from our December 17th serendipitous show:
Take in tantalizing tid-bits from our December 10th show. Try clicking on this:
Peer at picturesque portions picked from our December 3rd show. Click on this, or, if that doesn’t work, just cut and paste it into your browser:
Audit choice fragments from our November 26th show on You Tube, courtesy of Puzzling Evidence. SEE Chicken unfairly berate KrOB. HEAR Dr. Hal as he wanders farther afield even than usual in his meandering “answers” to several questions.
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See selected clips from November 19th’s show. Warning to Parents:
Chicken really ladles out those !!?@#$%?!! cuss-words.
For those who would like to indulge themselves in one final wallow in the muck of partisan politics from last year’s endless-seeming Presidential election, check out this ultra-entertaining (Adult-themed) Puzzling Evidence video clip from the ADH Pirate Cat radio show featuring Dr. Hal, KrOB, Pete “Savant” Goldie and the additional appearance of special guests Presidential Candidate John McTaint and vivacious wife Sindi McTaint. Yowza! Go to:
See you Wednesday night!