Sunday Jan 20

Clyde Lewis's radio show, GROUND ZERO -- guest Rev. Ivan Stang

8 pm PST
10 pm Central
11 pm EST

Portland, Oregon station KOTK

Streamed nationwide live on the Internet,
in RealAudio and another format -- see Clyde's Ground Zero site:

To call in and join the show: 1-800-727-5955

Ground Zero is Clyde Lewis' great Portland-based talk show, specializing in the conspiratorial, the paranormal and the otherwise spazzed -- somewhat like Art Bell's show in subject matter, but with a hell of a sense of humor. Clyde, a Good SubGenius, has had me on as a guest every year for many years, usually just before X-Day, and each session has resulted in really useful recordings that I later rerun in edited chunks on The Hour of Slack. Clyde is the perfect kind of host for this kind of free-for-all call-in show, and we've always had good callers. Local Lemurian Dr. Onan Canobite and Dr. Legume have also been involved in these annual SubGenius Ground Zero specials.

This one happens to follow the Sunday Night SubGenius IRC Devival, so perhaps several of us can switch from the chat room over to Clyde's show.

Clyde's show lasts 3 hours, so there's plenty of time for many callers.

((The ESO Swamp radio show on WCSB Cleveland continues with SubGenius call-ins every Thursday night-Friday morning (about 12:30 am to 1 am) -- for the info; it also streams in RealAudio. Rev. Nickie Deathchick was the live in-station guest last night; Rev. Bleepo Abernathy and Dr. Legume called in.))


Other Event News:

Feb. 28 - March 3
Atwood Lake Resort, Delroy, Ohio
Stang Rant w/ Chas Organ, plus all night Space Jam Cabin with ESO, Ron Slabe
$80, $90 at the door -- this is part of a whole weekend neo-pagan convention at a ski resort in Dellroy, Ohio, sponsored by A.C.E. of Cleveland. See their website for list of many other speakers and guests.

March 15
Cleveland, Ohio
The Beachland Ballroom
15711 Waterloo Rd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44110 tel: 216/383-1124
Rev. Ivan Stang
Einstein's Secret Orchestra
Sister Melodious Chopps
Hopefully, a new video brainwash show by then.

April 20
Indianapolis, Indiana
Radio Radio
1119 East Prospect
Indianapolis, Indiana
(317) 955.0995
Reverend Ivan Stang
Reverend Papa Joe Mama
Saint N and Sister Hellena Handbasket
CrimsonMane with fetish performance art ...
Pope Phred as your Master of Ceremonies ...
DJ Selly-Out spinning collage

May 13 - June 3
Pope Black's SubGenius Tour of Europe
Numerous devivals in various countries
IN AMERICA CALL POPEBLACK TOLL FREE AT: 1-877-380-9191 ext. 430 and leave a message!
(Note: the European Tour is a Pope Black project, not one of our company trips like the Amsterdam trips of previous years.)

July 4 - 7
Brushwood Folklore Center, Sherman, New York
World Ends
Members Only

Product News





Valentine Dobbsheads Teddy Bears! Dobbs Brand Chocolate Candies! Valentine LUV-MUG & candies!

These are LIMITED EDITION GEE-GAWS and WHIZBANGS! Like most SubGenius products, in fact, like most THINGS, they WON'T be around forever.

Also: If you want your classic Good "Bob"/Bad "Bob" t-shirts, GET 'EM NOW! We're phasing those out (after 10 years.)

ALL NEW at Connivin' Ivan's:

Oddly enough, our best selling CD is actually not a CD at all, but a CD Rom containing low-res MP3 and WAV files of old Hour of Slack shows, "75 Hours of Slack on MP3." Unlike the high res MP3 and regular CD versions of the shows, these are relatively low quality sound -- mono, made from Real Audio Internet versions of the original master tapes. That's how 75 hours can be packed onto one $15 CD. All our ads clearly warn that these are low quality sound, but people seem to think it's a hell of a bargain anyway.

We accumulated another 76 shows!
"76 Hours of Slack" -- Volume 2 -- Shows ranging from #693 to #819 (not every show consecutively, but a good cross section)

Most are in mono RealAudio format and require RealPlayer.
Only #s 807-819 are mp3. (Low res mono.)

Personally I much more highly recommend the stereo MP3 high-res versions, which come 11 shows to a CD-Rom. 11 hours in excellent stereo for $15 is really a pretty damn good deal.

Vol. 1 "16 Hours of Slack" -- show #s 748-763
Vol. 2 "11 Hours of Slack" 764-773
Vol.3 "Yet 11 More Hours of Slack" 774-784
"Vol.4 785-796"
"Vol. 5 797-809"

These are so hot-off-the-press that I haven't even pressed them yet, or picked the cover art!

We are STILL trying to accumulate enough $ales ca$h ahead to print and mail a paper Stark Fist, if that helps influence your buying decision.

Have you noticed that businesses are failing right and left, people are being laid off,and the economy seems wrecked? Well, don't worry, our Church business is too small to fail in the first place -- it's always BEEN a failure by Conspiracy standards. And yet... and yet... somehow, like Keith Richards, we're still here and getting Slack while most of the Pinks and the corporations who laughed at us have long since vanished. We've always BEEN broke, so we know what it's like when other SubGenius Ministers are broke, too.

Luckily, we at Foundation Central have been BLESSED with SLACK! It would be GREAT to have more MONEY, but I swear on Jane Dobbs' heart, the SLACK is MUCH more worth the effort -- or lack thereof, as the faithless might see it.

Did you notice also that there's a new ONLINE Stark Fist, installed on SubSITE just before Xmas? It holds a sultan's fortune in EYE SHATTERING ARTWORK, plus the best writings and ravings of alt.slack with all the crud removed. By contrast, there is very little crud, but usually lots of wonderful art or sound clips on the alt.binaries.slack newsgroup, all the time, thanks to the influx of new SubGenius graphic artists and nutty collectors.

In my own copious spare time, I'm learning various video and audio editing and compositing programs, because my computer gear is now fancy enough to handle professional-level video and animation. Is my BRAIN fancy enough, though? That is the question. The experiments have been ending up on alt.binaries.slack, and I'm gradually assembling a SubGenius video CD. I'm hoping to revise our old videos, and do a mix-down of weirdest videotaped devival moments. I can whip out broadcastable low budget commercials for used car dealerships in the meantime, if worst comes to worst. I used to do commercial film & video for a living and I might have to again if YOU, MY GOOD PERSONAL FRIEND, don't come mosey on over here to CONNIVIN' IVAN's RIGHT NOW and check out our COMPLETE LINE of new and used SubGenius Gadgetry, GeeGaws, Gimcracks and Time Killers and Place Wasters.

Magdalen, Jesus and I are also methodically searching our "CONNIE" oriented art files with an eye towards a new line of CONNIEware. Princess Wei and others have long sought "the perfect Connie image" (a la the existing Perfect Dobbshead), but it appears that because Connie herself never looks the same from moment to moment, such an Eternal Image is not possible. We have some KILLER stop-gaps, though.

I am in a state of excitement because for once, I have not only a perfect LIFE, and HEALTH, but I have GREAT EQUIPMENT! Thanks to donators of computer gear, like Ed Strange, Rev. DB Sinister, Rev Kucharo, RevDr Jack, St. Marc, and periodic loans of a digital video camera by A.C.E., I can PROCEED AHEAD and try to catch the Church show biz output up to speed technically with what what the KIDS EXPECT these days. Luckily a few KIDS are helping. The Hour of Slack show is half new audio showmanship by people who were probably born around the time my kids were. I get my main video technical advice from my SON now. I am at this point almost a TOTAL COMPUTER GEEK. As of today I just got my first WINDOWS computer in the studio, to go with the various stages of Macintosh evolution already represented around here. (There's one of every main model, and weirdly enough they all still work!)

SLACK through LEARNING, ahhhh yes. I CANNOT COMPLAIN!! "Bob's" Promise Rings True. I GET to WORK in the bunker, cranking out SubGenius stuff night and day! In fact I HAVE to! With a BEAUTIFUL PRINCESS!! The only time I HAVE to leave the bunker now is to go to a devival somewhere, or to the radio station. Sometimes I VOLUNTARILY leave the bunker with Princess Wei to do sociable things with real live people. But I don't HAVE to. Man! "Bob" -- he lied, sure, but he didn't lie about the SLACK for those who TRUSTED IN HIS *FACE*!!! !


Truly Rev. Stang