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The Big Nothing

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4 Responses to The Big Nothing?

  1. Mettie says:

    I kinda like it! It’s like a ‘moment of silence’… Could a listener pledge go towards purchasing a weekly Big Something quiet time nothing thing? For me? Is that something that your radio computers can do? On Wednesdays, maybe?

  2. Rodney Wood says:

    I admire the precise imprecision of your statement, my lieges. W/out a Big Something, we would have nothing but a Big Nothing to wait for. As a cultural confectioner of some renown, let it henceforth be understood: we are a unity…or we are a Dis-unit(c). Dis-unit (c), as it happens, rhymes with dissonance. Dissonance is: …so-n(ot)-a-(cha)nce.

  3. mike judge says:

    Ah, a continuation of the 30sec of dead air Mike started last night!

  4. Bill Weiss says:

    This is tantamount to the 1938 Orson Welles “War of the World” broadcast. Who knows how many have panicked, thinking that the end has come, and are fleeing the listening area having already left their possessions and estate to KRCC (for what good what all that do them now?). Cynical but effective.

    The only other historical event which compares occurred over twenty years ago when (dare I use the name, here?) Rush Limbaugh spent a show pretending to be a Liberal in the most sincere (yes) tone he could muster. He announced, beforehand, that it was a hoax but the calls of the frightened faithful still flooded in, altogether aghast. At least one denounced him a traitor.

    I’d like to think that we’re a little more enlightened, but Big Something is such a bedrock of culture that even playing around like this (for fundraising of course) could have dire consequences if you do it again. (what’s that white reflection in my monitor? Is that my hair? Oh no!)

    Alright, alright, I’ll write the check!

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