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Special Guest Alfred Epstein, Sun Expert
September 15, 2009 12:09 AM PDT
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This is one is a bit unorthodox. I have agreed to let the esteemed sun expert Alfred Epstein post a lecture. Alfred, I must let you know, is a puppet. In a series of email exchanges with Mr. Epstein I have learned much about the sun, puppets, and Canada. It must be mentioned that Alfred is a puppet and a Canadian. This information (both about Alfred and the information he provides) may or may not be interesting or relevant to you; regardless, it is to me. I had to put meltmaster's feet to the fire (metaphorically, of course) to get this one produced. But he did it.

Here is alink!

Some more information about this unusual podcast. We found Alfred through A&S contributor Sara Tarkka. She now blogs here, but is, of course, still in contact with Dan, as she is his sister. Sara has recently moved to Toronto to work on a PHD in something or other. Anyhow, she met a puppet and acquired it, I guess.

In other words, this is a very specialized interest podcast, and you may or may not appreciate it.

It matters little. As a troglodyte I am extremely interested in the sun phenomenon, owing to my primarily subterranean existence--I know little about these things! I find it quite fascinating. As far as this talk of parallel dimensions, inanimate revolutions and some talk of a mysterious character named "Mama X," I have no clue what Alfred means by this. I assume that Alfred's knowledge is a deep and esoteric, and thus beyond the domain of us laycreatures. We cannot but get a glimpse of the greater whole of this mysterious universe from hearing such learned puppets speak!

Oh yes, I hope to have an update on the dramatic events of my own life. Namely that of Gormo's insurrection, usurpation of my empire, and the subsequent events that led to his death; and my subsequent, sweet, intricate revenge on the brutish philistine. I have been out of touch, but I have returned!

In the meantime, I bid you happy listening.

Gormo's Insurrection
January 04, 2008 02:31 AM PST
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There has been great trouble in the troglodyte world as of late caused by my wife's cousin Gormo. I hope to inform you of the news of our world and enlighten and possibly entertain you as well. My producer, Dan, has added music of my choosing; some of this music is the greatest humankind has given to the world. Also, I go into some detail on the evils of Garrison Keillor's singing. For the transcript, please click here.

Number Crunching: The Chronically Delicious
November 12, 2007 10:18 PM PST
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Humans are changing their statistics to gloss over the rough edges of their civilization. Meanwhile, troglodytes clean up the mess.

Dan chose the title for this podcast. Really, my issue is the chronically homeless. The Chronically homeless are not very tasty. They are too bony and have an astringent flavor.

The end music is sung by Jussi Björling.

October 30, 2007 12:44 AM PDT
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UPDATE: Please note, I forgot a scrap of text in this podcast. What I failed to make clear is that Troglodytes are a result of wizard experimentation. Most troglodyte experts believe that the wizards of the old times were attempting to create an amphibious, and therefore, superior humanoid when creating the troglodyte species.

Further commentary on the state of civilization. The subject of this podcast is wizards, and wizarding propaganda.

The first half of the podcast is my ugly, opining voice. The second half is the transcendent voice of Maria Callas--genuine perfection. After my diatribe, listen to what all creatures on earth value most regarding human accomplishments.

The Cannibalism Controversy
October 23, 2007 02:01 AM PDT
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This is a dilly of a pickle! Cannibalism? For it or against it. Please hear me out!

sick children: the flavors of life
October 22, 2007 05:48 PM PDT
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Laogzed, god of the troglodytes, gives an impassioned defense for expanding the SCHIP program to include not only those children who are wallowing in abject poverty. He uses a speech encoder program, and so there are some glitches. visit angryandsloppy.blogspot.com for more on Laogzed.