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      ------------------------------------ There was a large painting of Evel Knievel shaking hands with Richard Nixon. It hung in the Mayors office. Late one evening after everyone went home. I took it down to the lab. I zoomed in on Evel’s left eye a 100x and enhanced it. It was an address. I went to the address. It was a modest, 1970’s style, split level ranch home in the suburbs.

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          • January 21, 2011 11:20 pm


            Don Rickles.

            I was lucky enough to see Mr. Rickles perform in Milwaukee a couple of years ago.

            You can hear a report of that night here (courtesy of the Viking Youth):


            Several of my good friends used to put together a little podcast called The Viking Youth Power Hour. Luckily they got out of the whole thing before podcasting became too popular. But they did leave a bunch of wonderful episodes scattered about. 

             I’m thinking of doing a podcast myself but it will probably be more of a Waiting for Godot/David Lynch type of thing. Think Old Time Psychedelic Radio. Hopefully some of my old friends will pitch in with some pieces.

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