This episode begins with a rumination on censorship, specifically the controversy surrounding the book “The Golden Compass”, by Philip Pullman. This little book rubs the Catholic church the wrong way, (What a bad choice of metaphor on my part, I’ll let the Listenership fill in their own punch line.) The irony of this story is that one Catholic organization is actually handling the censoring of this book in the
Some of my personal history is also exposed, as I get into a story about censorship, former employers, big-box book stores, pretentious owners, Ulysses by James Joyce, and my anger towards people who do things just because they can, without stopping to think if they should. (Thank you
Superproducer MUMBLES makes an on-air appearance and makes history by quoting the new catchphrase for 2008, “DO IT WITH A SMILE”, remember you hear it here first. He overdubs some new lyrics to a song that is a companion piece to the wonderful cartoon below, submitted by a member of the Listenership. Find out more information about the submitter, Magnum, click on his name. The cartoon is the final word on Linda Ellis, and all the troubles I’ve had with her and her staff and her pet Apes and copyrights…check out Episode 28 for a full recap.
And finally, the G-Band Premier of a short story, (written partly by yours truly), and read for your enjoyment. This is in response to the positive feedback for my reading of “O Capitan, My Capitan” by Walt Whitman. The story is available as text by following the link below.
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