The Dr Demento radio show syndicated in 1974 and ran 36 more years until just 2 months ago. Here are some of my childhood favorites, as guessed by A and Mel.
The music on this one starts at 2:19. Bizarre-ness precedes it.
You DO know that roly poly fish heads are never seen drinking cappuccino in italian restaurants with [Asian] women, don’t you?
This is the first Dr Demento feature that caught my ear. I thought it sounded so sinful.
In 1976, a teenager named Al made some weird tapes of his creative parodies and sent them to the Dr Demento Show. The mock-songs were so clever and amusing that Dr Demento put them on the air. And thus the talents of Weird Al Yankovic were introduced to generations of listeners. Here are some of my favorites, which creep into the 1980s.
That last one is Arabic for migramah, meaning “striped towel,” “ornamental fringe,” or “embroidered veil.” It has evolved into “macramé.”
So Andy wins again, with Martha earning honorable mention. Yay, Andy!
As a kid I made tons of owls like this one — image removed. (Well, not quite as nice.)
I received a package this week from Hecate May that contained To-Go Ware bamboo utensils and a Envirosax reusable shopping bag. I LOVE them! So beautiful and functional. Just like Hecate May (a/k/a Mrs Spock). Thanks!
And a mystery package arrived yesterday containing gourmet dark chocolate. No identifying information….anyone want to ‘fess up?
To my unknown benefactor, yummmmmmm. I am in theobroma heaven, and I bow down to you. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness.