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RIP Art Bell

Postby Aztexan » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:25 pm

Back in the mid 90s, I used to drive from west Texas to South Carolina at night and while I didn't believe what I was listening to, this was good, compelling radio. It was spooky. Perfect for driving down unknown places in strange parts. This stuff kept me from running off the road many a time. He became my traveling companion and that friend you have that is a little bit batshit kooky but good-natured who can talk about and listen to any subject with the same genuine interest.

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Re: RIP Art Bell

Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:59 pm

How can it be compelling if not believed? What is it you are actually finding of interest? Being good natured would only go so far for my own driving. Its what cassette tapes (?) were made for.
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Re: RIP Art Bell

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:05 pm

His surrogate was featured prominently in the 2002 miniseries, "Taken", on the SyFy Channel. It's not horrible.
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Re: RIP Art Bell

Postby Aztexan » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:19 am

bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:How can it be compelling if not believed? What is it you are actually finding of interest? Being good natured would only go so far for my own driving. Its what cassette tapes (?) were made for.


Well first of all, I was only a couple of years out of high school so hearing all these conspiracy theories, tales of alien abduction, psychic vampires, and ghosts was pretty cool. It helped shape my young, skeptical mind for the real world that is full of kooks.
The thing about hearing stories from wooists is they really believe what they are saying. It's fascinating.
Second, these stories kept me awake on those long, lonely nights better than any cup of coffee could so yeah, it was compelling.
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Re: RIP Art Bell

Postby Austin Harper » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:27 am

The whole point of fiction is for it to be compelling but not believed.
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Re: RIP Art Bell

Postby Monster » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:34 am

Aztexan wrote:Back in the mid 90s, I used to drive from west Texas to South Carolina at night and while I didn't believe what I was listening to, this was good, compelling radio. It was spooky. Perfect for driving down unknown places in strange parts. This stuff kept me from running off the road many a time. He became my traveling companion and that friend you have that is a little bit batshit kooky but good-natured who can talk about and listen to any subject with the same genuine interest.

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Agreed.

bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:How can it be compelling if not believed? What is it you are actually finding of interest? Being good natured would only go so far for my own driving. Its what cassette tapes (?) were made for.

Wooist talk radio is frequently entertaining.
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Postby JO 753 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:32 am

The MIBz finally got him.
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Re: RIP Art Bell

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:38 am

Austin Harper wrote:The whole point of fiction is for it to be compelling but not believed.

But ....

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Re: RIP Art Bell

Postby Aztexan » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:54 pm

I want the walking dead to be real. I need the target practice.
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Re: RIP Art Bell

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:13 pm

Aztexan wrote:I want the walking dead to be real. I need the target practice.

Just get a rooftop near the exit to the factory where Jacob Kowalski works. :twisted:
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Re: RIP Art Bell

Postby gorgeous » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:43 pm

loved his show.... https://youtu.be/ee3bld4lTG0
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Re: RIP Art Bell

Postby gorgeous » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:44 pm

^^^^In 1997 syndicated talk show host Art Bell received a frantic call from a man claiming to have worked in Area 51. The entire radio station was zapped off the air as soon as the caller began to reveal detailed plans concerning "aliens" the government, and the population
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Re: RIP Art Bell

Postby Aztexan » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:10 pm

I'm sure there is a perfectly rational explanation.
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Re: RIP Art Bell

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:22 pm

Aztexan wrote:I'm sure there is a perfectly rational explanation.

Gorgon isn't good with "rational explanations". Add unicorns and try again.
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Re: RIP Art Bell

Postby Aztexan » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:10 am

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I'm sure there is a perfectly rational explanation.
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Re: RIP Art Bell

Postby Monster » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:16 pm

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Re: RIP Art Bell

Postby Tom Palven » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:34 am

Aztexan wrote:Back in the mid 90s, I used to drive from west Texas to South Carolina at night and while I didn't believe what I was listening to, this was good, compelling radio. It was spooky. Perfect for driving down unknown places in strange parts. This stuff kept me from running off the road many a time. He became my traveling companion and that friend you have that is a little bit batshit kooky but good-natured who can talk about and listen to any subject with the same genuine interest.

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Re: RIP Art Bell

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:45 am

I sometimes suspect that Bell came to the rational conclusion years ago, but he kept doing his job. I picture a poster on the wall of his studio:

THEY WANT TO BELIEVE
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