Saturday, July 17, 2010

#413: This programme brought to you by Walt Disney Comics. (w/ guest host Eli Squinch)

I swear, if Peter Hocking ever decides to do a show here again, I am so going to find a way to crash it with 45 minutes of pointless CLAMP trivia.
Coyle & Sharpe
Maniacs in Living Hell
Audio Visionaries: Street Pranks and Put-ons

Seatbelts (Yoko Kanno)
Cowboy Bebop Soundtrack

Something For Everybody


LCD Soundsystem
You Wanted a Hit
This is Happening

White Magic

The Line
The World's Not Bad, or Withershins, depending on the phase of the moon, apparently.

The Passenger
The Five Ghosts

It's All the Same Price
I Believe in You. Your Magic is Real.

Stereo Total
Baby Ouh
Baby Ouh!

Xiu Xiu
This Too Shall Pass Away
Dear God, I Hate Myself

Yoko Ono / Plastic Ono Band
Between My Head and the Sky
Between My Head and the Sky

Syd Barrett
Effervescing Elephant

Tender Trap
Danger Overboard
Dansette Dansette


Pops McGonigle: Driving in the Slow Lane (encore presentation)

The Flaming Lips
Suddenly Everything Has Changed
The Soft Bulletin

Joanna Newsom
In California
Have One on Me

Laura Veirs
July Flame
July Flame

The Thrills
You Can't Fool Old Friends with Limousines
Let's Bottle Bohemia

The Minus 5
The Disembowlers

The Fiery Furnaces
Ray Bouvier
I'm Going Away

They Might Be Giants
The Ballad of Davy Crockett (In Outer Space)
Here Comes Science

The Aquabats
Hot Summer Nights (Won't Last Forever)!
Roman Grecco Theme Continuation

of Montreal
An Eluardian Instance
Skeletal Lamping

Bat for Lashes
Pearl's Dream
Two Suns

Bell X1
The Great Defector
Blue Lights on the Runway

The Apples in Stereo
Hey Elevator
Travellers in Space and Time

Bull Black Nova
Wilco (the Album)

The Sw!ms
Turbo-Lined Suit

Tilly and the Wall
Bad Education
Bottoms of Barrels

The Like
Fair Game
Release Me

The B-52's

The Baseball Project
Harvey Haddix
Volume One: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails

Yo La Tengo
Periodically Double or Triple
Popular Songs

Tom Waits
Small Change (Got Rained On With His Own .38)
Small Change

What did we learn on today's programme?
  • There is more than one old duck with glasses
  • (Scrooge McDuck has whiskers, while Ludwig von Drake has some kind of long hair that comes down or something)
  • Yes, some of these ducks actually do have hair. There are also ducks that have ears. Human ears.
  • Most of the ones with ears seem to be policemen, making the law in Duckburg mostly mutant ducks.
  • And so on, and so forth.
  • The curly fry was originally an ancient Mayan delicacy.


  1. Was Scrooge McDuck the inspiration for the Charles Dickens character in 'A Christmas Carol?'

  2. I know a cuppl a two, tree tingsJuly 24, 2010 at 9:26 AM

    No you fool, Scrooge McDuck wasn't the inspiration for the Charles Dickens character in 'A Christmas Carol!' Charles Dickens was the author, the character in the novel was Ebenezer Scrooge. Ebenezer Scrooge was based upon Scrooge McDuck. Get your facts straight!!

  3. You're all wrong! The name "Charles Dickens" was a pseudonym for Carl Barks, who was a close, personal friend of Scrooge McDuck and created both the Ebenezer Scrooge character and the Charles Dickens name in his classic story "Christmas on Bear Mountain" (from Donald Duck Four Color #178, published by Dell in 1947). Scrooge McDuck actually stole the Dickens name and the Ebenezer Scrooge character and wrote "A Christmas Carol" as a quick cash-in on the original story's popularity. According to some sources, the relationship between Scrooge and Barks was never quite the same afterwards.