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Re: Radio Hell - Ninth Level
« Reply #30 on: May 07, 2017, 10:54:05 AM »
More hugs from afar...somehow, they seem to temporarily lift the angst a bit.

And as far as Kleenex goes...I much prefer Puffs Plus.

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Re: Radio Hell - Ninth Level
« Reply #31 on: May 07, 2017, 08:01:46 PM »
(Inspired by hanging with Jenni today):

Deep booming voice: I am DEATH!

Switching to James Woods-type voice: Hi, how ya doin'? Here, take one of my cards, why don't ya?

The card is black (of course) with a cheesy-looking skull and crossbones logo. Embossed in red are the lines:

Death P. Schaeffer
Bringer of Doom, Destroyer of Worlds.
Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, Funerals
Phone:(800) 666-2017
Email:death47539@gmail.com
Twitter:@therealdeath #jesuswept #suckstobeyou
Like us on Facebook!

On the back is the single word "Boo."
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Re: Radio Hell - Ninth Level
« Reply #32 on: May 07, 2017, 08:50:52 PM »
Keep posting when you can. Rest and drink that water. Love you. (Hugs)
"All the waves must reach the shore before the water calms"-Ray ♡

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Re: Radio Hell - Ninth Level
« Reply #33 on: May 07, 2017, 09:31:30 PM »
Dear Recent Posters (aka long-time listeners): Congratulations, you've all been promoted to MIDDLE MANAGEMENT! Radio Hell salutes you and wishes you good luck with that. We are confident you will move forward with your positions in the usual, most logical way - by bulk-emailing your resumes to every other goddamn place you can think of.

Ok, as promised, here's the recap of yesterday's BIG EVENT. Since this is such a yuge deal, we've chosen to present the highlights to you completely in MIME! We're doing this because:

A) Being quite aware that radio is a SOUND-BASED MEDIUM, it seems kind of appropriate for Hell.
B) Mostly we're just bored as fuck with monologues.

Here we go - listen up!

(Mime enters, indicates a big, majestic room, makes awestruck reaction faces)
(Change to mime dancing and gesturing like a minstrel show singer, mouthing lyrics with a huge grin, rolling eyes and clapping hands joyously)
(Change to mime dropping to his knees and bowing rapidly and deeply over and over)
(Change to mime standing perfectly still, frown on face. Begins thumping his chest and pounding his fist into the other hand. Gestures as if lighting bolts are shooting from his fingers)
(Change to mime suddenly becoming humble, hunching over and mumbling silently)
(Change to mime standing more upright, mouthing words with an apocalyptic look on his face)
(Change back to mime dancing like a minstrel, but more enthusiastically and happily. Big finish as he drops to one knee and spreads his arms wide, grinning broadly, gesturing that we can all applaud now)

Couldn't you just feel the excitement? Bet you wish you'd brought a beach ball or something.

There you have it, now get the fuck out!

But special thanks and love to those who were there. Let's not do this again real soon.

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Re: Radio Hell - Ninth Level
« Reply #34 on: May 08, 2017, 10:19:36 AM »
WARNING: The following transmission is REALLY REALLY MORBID. Please don't read any further if you don't have the stomach for creepy dialogue. Go. Now.

Are all the normal people gone? Are we absolutely sure??

For those still here, you know what it's like after the service; everyone vanishes as if you never existed. In that deafening silence, all sorts of goofy thoughts come to mind. It has occurred to me that I've never issued any wishes regarding how I'd like my big day to play out, so I'm going to ask those of you who have insisted on staying on the bus to bear witness to the following directive in the event of my annoyingly overdue demise. It's not written in stone (tomb or otherwise), so feel free to modify as you think is appropriate. I trust you.

AFTER I’M GONE – DIRECTIVE OF MICHAEL797

I wish the following to be carried out regarding any services that may take place in the event of my death.

1. There is to be no organized religion of any kind mentioned or implied during the service. Mention of or reference to a Christian god is specifically prohibited. No hymns may be played. Any mention or promotion of the service in an obituary or other public media must state clearly that the service will be non-religious so as to inform/warn possible attendees. Talk of a spiritual/metaphysical nature is fine. Jesus may be mentioned, but not dwelt on.

2. Nothing about the service or the contents of speakers therein should contain information of a financially profitable nature. This directive includes all conditions set forth in Directive 1.

3. Whatever’s left of my body can be discarded as anyone sees fit; either a McDonald’s dumpster or Trump's doorstep seem especially appropriate. Please make sure I’m actually dead first before disposal.

4. I’m not leaving much in the way of audiovisual records, so you’ll have to wing it. Pictures of Bud are plentiful, so maybe someone can find some on my laptop or something to use as a substitute. I'd be happy if he was remembered as well.

5. Below is a suggested agenda of events:

a. Song: “Heavenly Bank Account” – Frank Zappa
b. Introductory remarks as appropriate about the guy you’re sending off.
c. Community joke-telling: I know I didn’t make it easy, since I was spewing out stuff for over sixty years and nearly all of it’s evaporated into space/time. But if you remember anything funny I ever said, please offer it up. I’ll try to whip up some sort of official statement beforehand, but we all know how that goes.
d. A lively discussion of where attendees think I wound up is encouraged. Odds are that I couldn’t possibly be in a worse place.
e. Closing Songs: “This Is Not an Exit” – American Psycho; “For Good” – Wicked.
f. Ingestion of any foodstuffs/beverages/trendy chemicals would make a fitting finale. I promise not to bitch about what you’re consuming.
g. Go forth and try not to be as big a fuckup as I was. I’m happy to act as a bad example as long as you learned something from it.

You're stuck with it now. How many times did I tell you to get out? You only have yourself to blame, you know.
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« Reply #35 on: May 08, 2017, 11:01:20 AM »
For what it's worth, Andy and I had a lively discussion about funereal playlists on the way home (inspired by the music at the service, which was perfect, hymns (if you can call them that - hope I can say that) notwithstanding during which Andy informed me that he might leave a playlist or two for me in the "event of."  This made me inquire: "Don't you trust me to make one for you myself?"  To which he replied, firmly and without missing a beat, "No." 

But I have a question.  Am I allowed to do some casual low-level rapturing/waving of lighter during whatever songs you do choose?   Deeply secular low-level rapturing, of course.  Don't even answer because I'm going to do it anyway.....

xoxox

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Re: Radio Hell - Ninth Level
« Reply #36 on: May 08, 2017, 02:28:19 PM »
My dearest TS,

As long as the fire codes allow it, you may wave whatever you wish. Frankly, "For Good" is kind of made for that anyway. I admit I hope I get to see you waving for the Zappa song.

Above all, you don't want to leave any of this crap in the hands of total strangers, do you?

Approved!

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Re: Radio Hell - Ninth Level
« Reply #37 on: May 08, 2017, 02:53:02 PM »
What about karaoke? I've got a few selections in mind...
I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other. ~Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

"Dying is easy. Living is hard. ~George Washington, Hamilton

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Re: Radio Hell - Ninth Level
« Reply #38 on: May 08, 2017, 03:04:28 PM »
If one of the songs is "God, I Hate Shakespeare," approved.

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Re: Radio Hell - Ninth Level
« Reply #39 on: May 08, 2017, 03:14:02 PM »
You're a bloody mind reader. Done.
I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other. ~Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

"Dying is easy. Living is hard. ~George Washington, Hamilton

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« Reply #40 on: May 08, 2017, 03:38:51 PM »
What about karaoke? I've got a few selections in mind...

I'm in!  But Michael, only if we do that BEFORE you check out as me singing "Brandi Your'e a Fine Girl" or/and (if you're lucky) "Don't Rock the Boat Baby" is a sight to behold.....Listen, I realize these songs don't suit the moment but listening to me sing them is pretty Hellish.  I, too, approve of "God, I Hate Shakespeare," believe it or not.

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Re: Radio Hell - Ninth Level
« Reply #41 on: May 08, 2017, 09:08:27 PM »
We're back. So glad we're all having so much FUN planning my demise.  :P

Loyal listeners to the previous incarnations of RH know that this is right about the time when the station tends to have a HEAP BIG GRADE A HISSY FIT. Why? Because we notice that about a hundred pairs of eyeballs are tuning in every day now - and our marketing team sincerely doubts that it's the same five people twenty times a day. That means there are OTHER PEOPLE LISTENING. And that means it's time to OPEN UP THE PHONE LINES and listen to YOU for a change.

We know what you're thinking; "There are no words - that's my story and I'm sticking to it." Fair enough, we'll GIVE you some. Here's a poll you can take to let us know how you think we're doing here at dear ol' RH. Just send your responses in a private message (PM) to the station manager and we'll tally the votes. All submissions will be kept confidential. Here comes the poll question:

SO... UM... LIKE... REALLY?
A. Free Bird!
B. You're, like, effed up, 'ight?
C. I was looking for the poetry thread.
D. Must be Hell, who listens to radio?
E. You speak for those of us who don't have voices - and who are too fucked up on Ativan to type.
F. Can I come to the funeral so I can make sure you're DEAD?
G. Other (please specify):

Life is short, so vote today! Hasty lumbago from your fiends at Radio Hell.

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Re: Radio Hell - Ninth Level
« Reply #42 on: May 08, 2017, 09:26:06 PM »
(G)
Before you depart, could you fill out an absentee ballot or 2 or 99?
We need more flaming liberal votes in these parts.
Thanks

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Re: Radio Hell - Ninth Level
« Reply #43 on: May 08, 2017, 09:49:50 PM »
Well, here's the deal. I keep thinking of things to say, I start to type, then hit delete. It SUCKS. I'm an expert at grieving, but when it comes to supporting a loved one... I'm a novice. I know how to talk to women who've lost babies. I've lost a baby. But it was a clump of tissue, not a real person (NOT TO START AN ARGUMENT WITH ANYONE). It was sad, it hurt, it took time to get over. It's nothing-- NOTHING-- compared to this nightmare.

So it's really, really hard to find anything to say that's not a) painfully repetitive, b) clichéd and deserving of being throat-punched, or c) downright offensive. Doesn't leave too many options, frankly. I'm open to suggestions. Hissy fits are completely welcome, but at this point I don't have much more than "there, there," unless you want a full-blown thread-hijacking rant. Which this is quickly becoming, so I'll stop now.

Also, I hate Free Bird. Not big on poetry these days, either. I love you, though.
I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other. ~Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

"Dying is easy. Living is hard. ~George Washington, Hamilton

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Re: Radio Hell - Ninth Level
« Reply #44 on: May 09, 2017, 06:36:35 AM »
Since your music options (with or without karaoke) are under control I'll step in to handle the food- if you've never made a shiva call (a shiva is the jewish version of a wake) the most noticeable difference is the food.

Its traditional to bring something sweet and round (continuation of life, circle of life, that sort of thing) if you hadnt already sent a food platter.   So were talking an average of one cake coming in with every two or three people.

By tradition the food cant leave the house  unless its going to another house in mourning (except for charitable donation )  so after a week the house looks like the sorcerers apprentice went beserk at a bakery.
So- any favorite you'd limlike e to see featured? (Stick to soft favorites- me and the rest of the guests would like to be very old with failing teeth when this shindig goes down)