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citizen201cover1:30: 20 — Join Mike in the studio late at night as he recounts taking part in a 48-hour film-making competition last weekend. Also, a review of the new psych-thriller, “Split”.

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Show notes: Swiss Family gentrification; work/life balance; slacking; why I took last week off; recounting the 48-hour “Sidewalk Scramble” film-making weekend with cohorts Vince and Jason; “Evil Dead 2″; Adam Wingard; a history of our production company, Workshed, and how it all started with a mash-up of “Back to the Future” and “Angels in America”; traveling film-making hustlers; Music Break 1*; coming back to the show after a week off is weird; Valentine’s Day; review of the new movie “Split”; “Night Flight”; a trip to the Video Street Video Store**; Crispin Glover; Anthony Edwards”; Geek to Chic movies of the 1980’s; had déjà vu while I was awake; had déjà vu while I was awake; random access memory: “Quincy’s: home of the big, fat yeast roll”; saw a ghost girl from the 1990’s the other day; Music Break 2*; how to do the perfect Rocky impression; closing in on episode 209.

*Music Breaks: “Through the Looking Glass” by Westy Reflector; “C’est la Vie” by OhBree; “Sonic Maps and Pictographs” by Aglow Hollow; “Keep” by Adrianna Kriel.

**Video Street Video Store: “High School USA” (1983).

Backing music for tonight’s episode is the Midnight Cassette System (CCO 1.0 Universal, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share-Alike US License. Attribution by Mike Boody. Released February 2017 on The Midnight Citizen and The Overnightscape Underground.

citizen200cover1:29:30 — Join Mike in the studio on his 200th episode, where he talks about nothing special — as usual. Also, should we be “mortified” at our past selves? And remembering the techno-paranoia of the mid 90’s.

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Show notes: We need to stop saying “They can put a man on the moon, but they can’t (insert some common technology gap here)”; a little hung over on a Saturday morning; the movie “Sorcerer” (1977); Music Break 1*; looking at photos from very different, very single times in my life; was I happy back then, or just miserable all the time?; frazzled and confused; “Above the Law” (1988), starring Steven Seagal; “To Live and Die in LA” (1985); gritty streets; listener e-mail from Adam; a trip to the Video Street Video Store**; I haven’t always been a Boy Scout; listening to some of my older shows on Archive.org; my recent blog featuring old stories, drawings from middle school that I found in my storage locker; techno-paranoia of the 90’s; should we be “mortified” at our past selves?; Music Break 2*.

*Music Breaks: “Highway Car” by the Poors; “Ti” by Nafta; “What Would You Say” by Nafta; “Rules of Engagement” by Roger Chandler and Kathleen Martin.

**Video Street Video Store: “Learning to Use the Internet” (1996); “The Game of Your Life” (c. 1988).

Backing music for tonight’s episode is the Midnight Cassette System (CCO 1.0 Universal, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

Check out Adam Fox’s story, “Suitable Distance”, based on an actual episode that happened on this episode of “The Midnight Citizen”!

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share-Alike US License. Attribution by Mike Boody. Released February 2017 on The Midnight Citizen and The Overnightscape Underground.

citizen199cover1:53:46 — Join Mike in the studio late at night, exploring many topics, like “Jurassic Park”-style science fiction in the 1990’s. Also, the glory days of the Super Bowl, Ed McMahon, and the Publisher’s Clearing House.

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Show notes: why does my dad love “NCIS” so much?; generational differences in entertainment; “Commando” starring Schwarzenegger; the ways people take in media; playing “Jeopardy” with Alexa; Music Break 1*; karate moves in “Commando”; “Beware the Slenderman” HBO documentary; I grew up with the “right” kind of low-brow entertainment; reading “Jurassic Park” as a kid; Michael Creichton; a trip to the Video Street Video Store**; “Spaceballs”; Music Break 2*; Horror Anthology DVD’s; Super Bowl; Publisher’s Clearing House; Ed McMahon; the Mandela Effect; collaborative vs. solo creativity (theatre and film-making vs. podcasting).

*Music Breaks: “Sir Fish” by Curha; “Night Birds” by the New Mystical Troubadours; “Neon Riding” by Herr Doktor; “Outsider’s Paradox” by Springtide. All music is Creative Commons Attribution/Non-commercial/Share-Alike and is available at the Free Music Archive.

**Video Street Video Store: “Atari Jaguar Infomercial” (1994); “Incite PC Gaming — DiKatana Preview” (1999).

Backing music for tonight’s episode is the Midnight Cassette System (CCO 1.0 Universal, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

Thanks to Josh Davenport for the new logo on my web site. Check out his web comic at RGBros.com!

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share-Alike US License. Attribution by Mike Boody. Released February 2017 on The Midnight Citizen and The Overnightscape Underground.

citizen198cover1:47:04 — Join Mike in the studio late at night, where he wonders about kids today and remembers Mary Tyler Moore. Also, a review of the new Michael Keaton movie, “The Founder”, and lots more…

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Show notes: If we’re pissed off now, what will we be like in 30 years?; kids today; new add-on’s to the MC studio (compressor and wall-mounted 24″); “Night Flight”; playing Jeopardy with Alexa; there are still Christmas trees on the sidewalk; noticing some effects of the Trump presidency; the “pariah” theory of progress; Gen X’ers and millennials; will I ever lose interest in the obsessions I’ve had for years?; Music Break 1*; “Star Wars XIII: The Last Jedi”; “Star Wars” hype machine; napping on campus; nap spots at my two alma maters — which is better: University of Alabama or University of Alabama AT Birmingham?; Mary Tyler Moore has passed away; “Buddy Holly” by Weezer; John Hurt of “Alien” has passed away; a trip to the Video Street Video Store**; “The Founder” review; Music Break 2*; odd-looking movies coming out that appeal to no one (“The Great Wall”; “Boss Baby”); are we in a “Truman Show” alternate reality?; what came first, the chicken or the egg?

*Music Breaks: “Lose Control” by Gary Wilson and the Tredici Bacci; “Go Easy Low” by Aglow Hollow; “Nothing/Anything” by Westy Reflector; “Babyface & a Cigarette” by BlunderBox. All music is Creative Commons Atrribution/Non-commercial/Share-Alike and is available at the Free Music Archive.

**Video Street Video Store: “McDonald’s Training Film” (1972).

Backing music for tonight’s episode is the Midnight Cassette System (CCO 1.0 Universal, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share-Alike US License. Attribution by Mike Boody. Released January 2017 on The Midnight Citizen and The Overnightscape Underground.

citizen197cover1:20:27 — Join Mike in the studio after a heated inauguration day in America. Also, a review of the new “Night Flight” Roku channel.

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Show notes: confusing Instagram handles; inauguration day review; John McCain; the sincerity of these protesters; rioting wack jobs; bomb threats at Jewish community centers and temples in Birmingham; Music Break 1*; how I sliced up my arm and went to the ER this week; playing “Jeopardy” with Alexa; a trip to the Video Street Video Store**; “Night Flight” on the USA Network, 1981-89; no good late night programming anymore; Music Break 2**; hearing words but never seeing them (“apoplectic”); “Robocop” and “Twin Peaks” actor Miguel Ferrer is dead; the circus is closing; Attorney General Loretta Lynch ate dinner down my street the other night; “The Hall of Presidents” at Disney World is currently being refurbished.

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*Music Break: “Balance” by DJ Paternoster; “Game Boy Horror” by the Zombie Dandies; “Construcction Del Maiz” by Kuso.

**Video Street segment: “Teens Talk Television”, 1990; “Video Game Controversy” news reports, 1983 and 1993.

Backing music for tonight’s episode is the Midnight Cassette System (CCO 1.0 Universal, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share-Alike US License. Attribution by Mike Boody. Released January 2017 on The Midnight Citizen and The Overnightscape Underground.

citizen196cover1:23:22 — Join Mike in the studio late at night, where he tries out some Cuban rum fresh from the island itself, and votes for new Monopoly tokens. Also, a trip to the Video Street video store.

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Detailed show notes: Ban sunglasses from Poker; renovations to the MC studio; memories of when I was a mystery shopper for upscale restaurants; voting for new monopoly tokens at votemonopoly.com; “Bright Lights” documentary on HBO; how I’m related to Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher; opening up some Havana Club Cuban rum; playing “Jeopardy” with Alexa; a trip to the Video Street video store ; Mandela Effect; “DisneyWar” book review about the contentious Eisner years and the Disney “animation renaissance”; “LaLa Land” review; music break**; Barack Obama’s farewell address to the nation; Medal of Freedom.

*Video Street segment: Girls’ Talk commercial, 1990 — Teen Bible Study — Sega Summer promo video starring Lou Rawls, 1994.

**Music Break: “I Have Heard of a Place” by The Astrometrics (CC — attribution, non-commercial); “New Humans Delution” by Lobo Loco (CC — attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

Backing music for tonight’s episode is the Midnight Cassette System (CCO 1.0 Universal, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share-Alike US License. Attribution by Mike Boody. Released January 2017 on The Midnight Citizen and The Overnightscape Underground.

48:09 — Join citizen195coverMike as he’s snowed in at the studio for the first show of 2017, and takes this opportunity to challenge Alexa to a game of Jeopardy, and investigate old and (even scarier) new Ray Stevens musical hits.

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Detailed show notes: cloud rooms in radio stations, and in shows like “Northern Exposure”; snow and ice outside the studio; checking the forecast with Alexa; how Alabamians react to snow; Elvis; Ray Stevens; movie review of “Cafe’ Society” (2016), and more.

Music for tonight’s episode is the Midnight Cassette System (CCO 1.0 Universal)

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share-Alike US License. Attribution by Mike Boody. Released January 2017 on The Midnight Citizen and The Overnightscape Underground.

20161222_1809353:52:31 — Monorail; (4:17) Main Street; (10:20) “Space Mountain” line; (22:55) “Space Mountain”; (35:29) Magic Kingdom (Tomorrowland to “Haunted Mansion”); (50:52) “Haunted Mansion”; (1:02:13) Riverboat cruise around Tom Sawyer’s Island; (1:17:08) Frontierland; (1:19:45) “Country Bears Jamboree”; (1:31:00) “Pirates of the Caribbean” line; (1:40:21) “Pirates of the Caribbean”;

(1:51:45) Adventureland; (2:07:34) “Great Moments in History” with the Muppets; (2:11:06) “The Hall of Presidents”; (2:34:00) The Magic Kingdom; (2:39:21) Main Street Philharmonic; (2:55:55) Goofy’s “Barnstormer” ride; (2:59:40) Crash; (3:00:25) Train; (3:10:59) Tomorrowland (on the way to “Carousel of Progress”); (3:16:45) “Carousel of Progress”, narrated by Jean Shepherd; (3:43:00) “People Mover”; (3:50:15) Fireworks

Recorded 12/22/16. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share-Alike US License. Attribution by Mike Boody. Released January 2017 on The Midnight Citizen and The Overnightscape Underground.

20161221_130519_hdr3:48:54 — Asking for secret special pass buttons at the gift shop; (2:00) Entering Islands of Adventure; (5:00) Seuss Landing; (7:00) The Lost Continent; (10:00) Hogsmeade and line for “Forbidden Journey”; (18:56) “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey”; (39:50) “Flight of the Hippogriff” ride; (41:30) Hogsmeade; (1:04:10) Wiseass talking fountain at The Lost Continent; (1:06:15) The Lost Continent; (1:10:58) Coat of Arms shop; 

(1:24:26) “Cat in the Hat” ride; (1:32:30) Marvel Superhero Island; (1:34:55) Toon Lagoon; (1:38:16) Skull Island, Jurassic Park, and ending up at the Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade for Lunch; (1:51:56) Jurassic Park; (2:03:30) “Popeye and Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges” water ride; (2:17:00) Toon Lagoon; (2:23:00) “Spider-Man” line; (2:25:00) “Spider-Man” ride; 

(2:33:10) “Poseidon’s Fury” show; (2:51:55) Islands of Adventure; (3:00:54) Harry Potter postcards; (3:12:08) “Eighth Voyage of Sinbad” stunt show

Recorded 12/21/16. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share-Alike US License. Attribution by Mike Boody. Released January 2017 on The Midnight Citizen and The Overnightscape Underground.

20161220_1126112:14:24 — Entering Diagon Alley; (3:23) Butterbeer and magical gift shops; (13:15) Weasley Wizard Wheezes joke shop; (17:20) Celestina Warbeck performance; (21:30) Diagon Alley; (24:21) Springfield; (30:00) “Simpsons” line and ride; (43:12) “Twirl n’ Hurl” ride; (43:47) “E.T.” line; (1:00:07) “E.T.” ride; (1:06:10) Gift shops, Universal Studios plaza; (1:28:54) “T2:3D” show; (1:55:40) Universal Studios plaza; (2:04:08) Olivander’s Wand Shop

Recorded 12/20/16. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share-Alike US License. Attribution by Mike Boody. Released January 2017 on The Midnight Citizen and The Overnightscape Underground.