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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Radio Free Shambles: Bad Numbers (10/2/16)


55:12 – Going for a walk, upcoming vacation, Gallifrey Base, online forums declining in popularity, Hometownville characters evolving, Donald Trump’s microphone, ambivalent about Hillary, shows I’ve recorded at the park, walk signal, Dracula cape in McDonald’s grill area, white vehicles, wrote emails and then got distracted, Are You Being Served? revival episode with new actors, scam phone calls from bad numbers, turritopsis nutricula and regeneration, Darth Trump, dogs running around park, gray vehicles, people at park, staying out of co-workers’ feud, new season of SNL, Melissa Villasenor, ghost dog?, yard full of kids, rotten apples on the curb, Interview with the Vampire, I’ve really got to pee, Annie’s Forrest Gump theory. Recorded 10/1/16.

License for this track: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License ( Attribution: by Shambles Constant, Falling Cow Productions – more info at
Released October 2016 on The Overnightscape Underground (, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts.

posted by Shambles at 6:38 am filed in Oct16,Shambles  


  1. Ghost dog? That was Bill Cosby, right?

    Bazillion people (not me) think the book is “Interview With a Vampire”. One of the “big” Mandela Effects. It’s never been that way for me.

    Comment by Jimbo — October 2, 2016 @ 9:54 am

  2. Rotten apples in Blomington? Nicer Scott? Mis’ Scott? Mis’ Appelrot and I’d almost put Sade in there, personally.

    Comment by Jimbo — October 2, 2016 @ 9:55 am

  3. He did Ghost Dad. Hey, remember when everybody thought the worst thing Bill Cosby had done was Leonard Part 6?

    Yeah, it’s always been “the Vampire” for me too.

    Whoever was responsible for all those rotten apples must have had help carrying them; there were quite a few.

    Comment by Shambles — October 2, 2016 @ 10:30 am

  4. The Are You Being Served? revival was part of the BBC’s ‘sitcom season’ which was celebrating fifty years since the TV version of Hancock’s Half Hour was first broadcast. The BBC had decided that this was its first TV sitcom (actually, it wasn’t – it wasn’t even really a sitcom), so used it as an excuse to celebrate all things sitcom. There were also news episodes of other classic sitcoms and a series of ‘Lost Sitcoms’, recreations with new casts of episodes of Hancock, ‘Til Death Us Do Part and Steptoe and Son which had been wiped, recorded on minimalist sets.

    Personally, I enjoyed the new episode of Are You Being Served? (I seem to be in the minority here). It was suitably smutty and I thought John Challis (best known for playing another sitcom character, Boysie, in Only Fools and Horses), in particular, put in an excellent performance as Captain Peacock. As for whether it is ‘canonical’, I decided to avoid such arguments after experiencing some of the disputes as to what is and isn’t ‘canonical’ in Star Trek and Doctor Who – it was all too traumatic for me!

    Comment by Doc Sleaze — October 3, 2016 @ 4:31 pm

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