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Sunday, June 20, 2021

The Midnight Citizen 226: “The Karen Situation”

Join Mike in the studio on a stormy Saturday night…

…talking about how he became a hero in the Dunkin Donuts for dealing with a “Karen”, and got a free donut. Also, a toast to Actor Ned Beatty, who died this week at 82, and gave us one of the most horrifying scenes in the history of cinema (it’s not the one you think).

Show Notes: Dealing with an entitled “Karen” at the coffee shop, who wouldn’t leave until she got an apology from the manager for forgetting her hashbrowns; what is a “Karen”, as the kids call her, and the origins of the term; five year anniversary of a woman drop-kicking her kid’s birthday cake at Kroger; the theatre dream; my trip to Nashville, wondering if I could live and work there; Music Break*; the dangerous things kids’ adventure films of the 80’s taught us; a toast to Ned Beatty; Video Street Video Store**; the epic failure of the game, “Daikatana” in 1999; the Max Headroom hack of 1987. 

*Music Break: “Drunk” by Simon Mathewson; “Sinister” by Les Hayden. All music is played under a Creative Commons License (Attribution, noncommercial, no derivatives) and is available at the Freemusicarchive.org

**Video Street Video Store: Incite PC Gaming: “Halo” (1999); “Incite PC Gaming: Daikatana” (1999)

Check out the website over at mikeboody.com/themidnightcitizen, with links to old episodes on Archive.org, and join the Facebook page! …“You have meddled with the primal forces of nature!…

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Sunday, June 13, 2021

The Midnight Citizen 225: “Black Market Hobbes”

1:24:13 — Join Mike in the studio late on a Saturday night.

Show notes: What happens when you call the past? Do you get a “disconnected” message?; Stephen King’s “The Langoliers” shows us that the past is a dead place; survey on where people would rather travel: the past or the future?; the Baha Men; Why I would never survive in prison; Alabama is falling behind heavily on Covid vaccinations; “The Conjuring: the Devil Made Me Do It”, and why these films about the supernatural vs. science are so popular right now; Ed and Lorraine Warren are B.S.; Music Break*; I saw a black market “Calvin and Hobbes” stuffed tiger this week; Summer Camp and Vacation Bible School; the vulgar origins of the campfire song, “Do Your Ears Hang Low?”

*Music Break: “Athens” by Pierce Murphy; “Your Eyes” by Crowander. All music is played under a Creative Commons License (Attribution, noncommercial, no derivatives) and is available at the Freemusicarchive.org

**Video Street Video Store: “Wall Street Traders in the 1980’s”; “Siskel and Ebert” Review: The Karate Kid III.

Listen to “The Midnight Citizen 172: the Genius of Gene Siskel” (8/6/16), referenced in this episode.

Check out the website over at mikeboody.com/themidnightcitizen, with links to old episodes on Archive.org, and join the Facebook page! …“Was it over when the Germans invaded Pearl Harbor”…

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Sunday, June 6, 2021

The Midnight Citizen 224: “Birmingham Batman”

1:16:54 — Join Mike in the studio late on a Saturday night.

Show notes: My dream about exploring an old house, haunted by the ghost of Bill Cosby; adult dreams vs. childhood nightmares; it’s scary being a kid because you never know what you will see that will scar you for life; Lucid Dreaming; Music Break*; a toast to a new summer of Midnight Citizen shows; yoga is allowed back in Alabama public schools, but you can’t chant or say “Namaste”; thoughts on helping my grandmother move into an independent living home this week; Video Street Video Store**; life lessons from the Birmingham Batman.


*Music Break: “State of Mine” by The Crevulators; “Barry’s Revenge” by Derek Clegg. All music is played under a Creative Commons License (Attribution, noncommercial, no derivatives) and is available at the Freemusicarchive.org


**Video Street Video Store: “That’s Incredible”: Birmingham Batman (1982)
Check out the website over at mikeboody.com/themidnightcitizen, with links to old episodes on Archive.org, and join the Facebook page! …This is Buckwheat, the clubhouse is open…


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Sunday, June 28, 2020

The Midnight Citizen 219: “Trapped in Alabama” (6/28/20)

Join Mike in the studio late on a Saturday night.

Show notes: Gary Puckett of the 60’s band, “Gary Puckett and the Union Gap”, is a perv; anti-vaccers and anti-maskers may be plants by mysterious organizations to keep us distracted; Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon; saw a guy in my neighborhood walking around like a dog, trying to sniff out some pot that he could buy; travelers from Alabama must self-quarantine in many states when they travel due to high infection rates; Music Break*; I went to my hometown of Moody, AL, where I lived from 1986-92, and sat in the dugout of my Little League baseball diamond (it was weird); Birmingham businesses that didn’t survive the pandemic; Video Street Video Store**; Tales from Viscauga, AL: this week, four friends on a camping trip solve the years-old mystery of a family’s disappearance.

Music Break: “East Texas Pines” by Miller and Sasser; “Ghost” by Forget the Whale; “Machinery” by Eddy.All music is played under a Creative Commons License (Attribution, noncommercial, no derivatives) and is available at the Freemusicarchive.org

Video Street Video Store: Action Park commercial (1984); “Deliverance” doc (1972)

Backing music for tonight’s episode: “Hendrixy Slow Blues Backing Jam Track” (YouTube); “Blues in A Minor Backing Track” (Gilad Perry); Petti Music Studios (CCO 1.0 Universal, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

Check out the livestream of tonight’s show with pre- and post-show coverage, as well as the new website over at mikeboody.com/themidnightcitizen, with links to old episodes on Archive.org, and join the Facebook page! …That a boy, Luther!…
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Sunday, June 21, 2020

The Midnight Citizen 218: “Behold, the Masked City”

2:35:15 — Join Mike in the studio late on a Saturday night, where he recalls the time he got kicked out of a Chuck E. Cheese, and reviews the stuff he bought off Amazon during quarantine. Exciting stuff.

Show Notes: why nostalgia will destroy us all; people are pretending the pandemic is over, when the data says otherwise; burglars used masks during the pandemic of 1918 to disguise themselves when robbing banks; the time when my friends and I got kicked out of a Chuck E. Cheese for eating there without kids of our own; how we are unwelcome in the places of our past; substitute teaching; tribute to “The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs”, which wrapped up its second season this week; nostalgia is not only ruining our lives, but horror movies, too!; Music Break*; Ian Holm — “Ash” from Alien — is dead at 88; movie theatres will reopen next month with safety restrictions; Svengoolie; stuff I’ve bought off Amazon in the last three weeks of quarantine; Video Street Video Store**; “Tales from Viscauga, AL”: this week, Jim continues his quest for a mysterious videotape, and solves the mystery of who has been robbing the citizens of Viscauga in the night.

Music Break: “Surfing Day” (Marcos H. Bolanos, Unchained Melodies, Vol. 2)

“Suburban Outlaw” (Forget the Whale, What I Tell Myself); “Machinery” by Eddy.

All music is played under a Creative Commons License (Attribution, noncommercial, no derivatives) and is available at the Freemusicarchive.org

Video Street Video Store: Cullman Liquidation Lumber Commercial; Retro Office Safety Training Video.

Stuff on Amazon: Chiseled Face Shaving Soap Sampler (Rancho Cucamonga, CA); Field Notes: National Park Series C; Prestige Import Group Chalet Cherry Cigar Humidor

Backing music for tonight’s episode: “Hendrixy Slow Blues Backing Jam Track” (YouTube); “Blues in A Minor Backing Track” (Gilad Perry); Petti Music Studios (CCO 1.0 Universal, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

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Sunday, June 14, 2020

The Midnight Citizen 217: “This Machine Life” (6/14/20)

2:21:18 — Join Mike in the studio late on a Saturday night.

Show Notes: Exciting things are going down at the Piggly Wiggly, now that the machines have arrived; witnessed a sad old lady shouting at a self checkout kiosk; why do we trust machines more than humans?; this week is the eighth anniversary of the Downtown Drive-in, my pop up theater that succeeded before it failed horribly; are drive-in’s making a comeback? Because they should; Music Break*; sipping some Evan Williams, and remembering the time I was made fun of by a little fella in the liquor store for buying some “cheap” whiskey; people are pretending the pandemic is over; protest update from Birmingham, AL; Video Street Video Store**; Tales from Viscauga, AL: this week, after an especially painful breakup with his girlfriend, Jim sets out on a quest to find a mysterious videotape.  

Music Break: “Long John’s Jump” by Daddy Long Legs; “Running Eiskrokodil” by Lobo Loco. All music is released under the Creative Commons License: Attribution, Noncommercial, No Derivatives. Available on freemusicarchive.org.

Video Street Video Store: “Rock, It’s Your Decision”; “‘USA Up All Night’ — ‘Vampire on Bikini Beach’”; “How Can I Tell if I’m Really in Love?”

Backing music for tonight’s episode: “Hendrixy Slow Blues Backing Jam Track” (YouTube release); “Blues in A Minor Backing Track” (Youtube User: Gilad Perry); “Machinery” by Eddy (CC: Attribution, Noncommercial, Share-Alike; Petti Music Studios (CCO 1.0 Universal, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

Check out the livestream of tonight’s show with pre- and post-show coverage, as well as the new Midnight Citizen website with links to old episodes on  Archive.org, and join the Facebook page! …Let’s go get sushi, and not pay…


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Friday, May 29, 2020

The Midnight Citizen 215: “Play Video” (5/29/20)

1:34:02 — Join Mike in the studio for the first time in three years.

Show Notes: Why I was once suspected of being a mad bomber at the Statue of Liberty; Life During Quarantine (teaching, reading, sleeping, attending events like funerals in alternate ways); somehow my job has brought me back to the Midnight Citizen studio; Music Break*; Reading a “You’re Welcome” letter from President Trump; Supplementing income during Covid time with Doordash, Postmates — well, I got fired from Doordash, and I’ll tell you the story; Jurassic Park book (1990); Video Street Video Store**; “Tales from Viscauga, AL”: this week, Senior Mac Nix refuses to graduate in obscurity, and decides to pull off an epic prank for his school to remember him by.   

*Music Break: “Last of the Frontiersmen” by Dark Meat; ”Bad Prescription” by Physical Plant; “Machinery” by Eddy

**Video Street Video Store: 1990 Sam Goody “Wrap It Up” commercial; Ames Department Store Asset Protection Awareness training video; Penn and Teller MonsterVision segment.

Backing music for tonight’s episode: Petti Music Studios (CCO 1.0 Universal, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

Check out The Midnight Citizen back-issues at Archive.org, and the Livestream of tonight’s show.


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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Overnightscape Central – Watching Stuff (4/21/20)

4:03:52 – A Huge Show with Frank Edward Nora, Shambles Constant, Mark Rose, Mike Boody, Doc Sleaze, and Chad Bowers, combining forces to amuse and inform you!! PQ Ribber has the pleasure of being your host!!

Next: Board Games

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Released April 2020 on The Overnightscape Underground (onsug.com), an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a free-form monologue style, with diverse and clever hosts presenting unique programs, historic archival material, and nocturnal audio.

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Friday, December 21, 2018

The Midnight Citizen 214: Casual Community (12/18/18)

1:01:36 — Join Mike at the busy Riverchase Galleria a week before Christmas. Topics include: Back in the O.N.S.U.G.; recent tragic shooting at the Galleria; Alabama malls have been getting bad national press lately; teaching; movies (“Bohemian Rhapsody”; “The Mule”); postmodernism; Keep Your Eyes Open.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Overnightscape Central – Jimbo Remembered I (12/11/17)

4:26:45 – Part One of ONSUG’s tribute to our Great Friend and Collaborator, Jimbo!! Features: Mike Boody, A note from Q, Mark Rose, Frank Edward Nora, Dave Duckert, Jan Erik, Brazen Gestures, Doc Sleaze, Bob Lement,, Smidge Kurdlebaum, Cali Dingo, Chad Bowers, and Shambles Constant! PQ Ribber is your host.

Join us next week for part 2 and the uncompleted ‘Blue’ topic!

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Released December 2017 on The Overnightscape Underground (onsug.com), an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and clever hosts presenting unique programs, historic archival material, and nocturnal audio

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