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Tribute to Dr. Demento and the old days
youtube ^ | 7/13/10 | Dr. Demento

Posted on 07/13/2010 6:05:23 PM PDT by Nachum

Dr. Demento has been on the radio for over 35 years. This is tribute to his earlier days.

(Excerpt) Read more at youtube.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: demento; dr; old; tribute
I haven't heard him for years and years. Found this and had to share! Had to take a break from our news of world.

This and other Dr. Demento favorites at the link

1 posted on 07/13/2010 6:05:26 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

http://botanical.com/botanical/audio/friendly_neighborhood_narco_agent.mp3


2 posted on 07/13/2010 6:10:06 PM PDT by Krankor (I'm just a soul whose intentions are good.)
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To: Nachum

Sweet!


3 posted on 07/13/2010 6:12:00 PM PDT by El Sordo (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.)
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To: Nachum

Used to listen to him all the time. Good memories! Didn’t Weird Al begin his career with the dr?


4 posted on 07/13/2010 6:13:59 PM PDT by ParityErr (It's impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.)
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To: ParityErr

“Another one rides the bus”


5 posted on 07/13/2010 6:15:10 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: Krankor

That is GREAT. LOL


6 posted on 07/13/2010 6:16:17 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: ParityErr

Not sure if Weird Al began with him, but Dr. Demento helped him on his way.


7 posted on 07/13/2010 6:18:33 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Very cool, thanks. I always hoped Dr. D would find his way onto satellite radio, but I guess their ideas and his aren’t compatible. So now he’s internet only but will still enjoy a following....and staaaaayyyy deeeemented!!!


8 posted on 07/13/2010 6:21:04 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Nachum

9 posted on 07/13/2010 6:21:45 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Nachum
They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa
from: Dr. Demento’s Delights
Warner Bros. 1975 BS 2855 0698

Remember when you ran away and I got on my knees and begged you not to
leave because I'd go berserk?? Well...
You left me anyhow and then the days got worse and worse and now you see
I've gone completely out of my mind.. And..
They're coming to take me away, ha-haaa!!
They're coming to take me away, ho-ho, hee-hee, ha-haaa
To the funny farm. Where life is beautiful all the time and I'll be
happy to see those nice young men in their clean white coats and they're
coming to take me away, ha-haaa!!!!!

You thought it was a joke and so you laughed, you laughed when I had said
that loosing you would make me flip my lid.. RIGHT???
I know you laughed, I heard you laugh, you laughed you laughed and
laughed and then you left, but now you know I'm utterly mad... And..

They're coming to take me away, ha-haaa,
They're coming to take me away, ho-ho, hee-hee, ha-haaa.
To the happy home. With trees and flowers and chirping birds and basket
weavers who sit and smile and twiddle their thumbs and toes and they're
coming to take me away, ha-haaa!!!

I cooked your food, I cleaned your house, and this is how you pay me back
for all my kind unselfish loving deeds.. Huh??
Well you just wait, they'll find you yet and when they do they'll put you
in the ASPCA, you mangy mutt!!! And...

They're coming to take me away, ha-haaa.
They're coming to take me away, ho-ho, hee-hee, ha-haaa.
To the funny farm, where life is beautiful all the time and I'll be happy
to see those nice young men in their clean white coats and they're coming
to take me away, ha-haaa!!!
To the happy home, with trees and flowers and chirping birds and basket
weavers who sit and smile and twiddle their thumbs and toes and they're
coming to take me away, ha-haa!!!
To the funny farm, where life is beautiful all the time... (fade out)

10 posted on 07/13/2010 6:25:12 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Nachum

I was a regular listener during the 1970’s. In 1975, I saw him do his show live at the University of Southern California.


11 posted on 07/13/2010 6:27:03 PM PDT by Rufii
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To: HangnJudge

Excellent!


12 posted on 07/13/2010 6:27:07 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Rufii

Hey, I saw him at USC too. Great stuff.


13 posted on 07/13/2010 6:28:23 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
Oh, wow. I remember being a 16 year old kid, parked in front of the local hospital at 11 at night to pick up my mother (she was an R.N.), and passing the time listening to Dr. Demento on one of the local AM stations. 'Pico and Sepulveda'. 'Shaving Cream'. Spike Jones coming out the ears. What a time warp.

Yeah, I have a couple or ten gray hairs. LOL

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

14 posted on 07/13/2010 6:33:25 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: Viking2002

way after my time but I do rec. the name from the young’ns.


15 posted on 07/13/2010 6:38:58 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: HangnJudge

I swear Dr Demento kind of looks like Marc Levin.


16 posted on 07/13/2010 6:40:25 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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I listened a lot in the late 70’s.
Kinko the Clown
Dead Puppies

that was a long time ago.


17 posted on 07/13/2010 6:43:26 PM PDT by Rio (Plug the hole, Daddy!)
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To: Nachum

“I’m my own grandpa”

Listened as a teen in late 70s


18 posted on 07/13/2010 6:44:29 PM PDT by Pete (exponential problems require exponential solutions : 29thday.org)
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To: Nachum

Some of the songs he did back in the day he would not be able to play these days, two I can think of are “Hopalong Ben Gay” and “Big Bad Bruce”, which was a parody of Big Bad John. I am starting to laugh just thinking of these songs.


19 posted on 07/13/2010 6:46:17 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (In the White House the mighty White House the Liar sleeps tonight.............)
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To: Nachum
Turned me on to Monty Python.

We heard Weird Al live on Dr. D. before anyone else did.

Dr. Demento is the George Washington of alternative media comedy.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

20 posted on 07/13/2010 6:51:00 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Nachum

True story: mid 70’s, hanging with some pals listening to Dr. Demento. I happen to mention ‘you know I haven’t heard On Top of a Pizza (by Dick Biondi, WLS DJ) for a long time’.

Next song....On Top of a Pizza by Dick Biondi.

I have witnesses.


21 posted on 07/13/2010 6:51:31 PM PDT by Jack Wilson
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To: bobby.223; Vision
Not every tune or every parody would be everyone's cup of tea, but the guy has endured because he has an ear for genuine talent. And unlike 'comedians' nowadays, he's played songs by people who were truly musically inclined and had a laugh-out-loud approach to things, not like so much of the dumbed-down material you find on cable these days. I've heard radio - especially the non-talking head variety - called 'the theater of the mind'. And it is - the the only output is a speaker, the only input is your ears, and the only receptacle is your imagination. The narrative is the paint and your intellect is the canvas. It's up to you to interpret it as you wish.

Tell 'em, Vision.

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

22 posted on 07/13/2010 6:52:53 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: Viking2002

thanks for the repy. I think I will listen in next time I hear he is about.....or his recordings.


23 posted on 07/13/2010 7:04:16 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: Viking2002

Sorry to disappoint you Viking but I don’t know the first thing about him.


24 posted on 07/13/2010 7:04:41 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: some

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKDtUzRIG6I


25 posted on 07/13/2010 7:09:26 PM PDT by Cyber Ninja (Rebuke, Renounce, Repeal, Repeat,...)
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To: Vision
Oh, man, you do predate solid-state electronics, don't you? LOL Kidding..........

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

26 posted on 07/13/2010 7:12:55 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: Nachum

You are a fluke of the universe.


27 posted on 07/13/2010 7:46:56 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Krankor

Thanks for that link. I haven’t heard that song in years.


28 posted on 07/13/2010 8:05:58 PM PDT by creeping death
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To: Nachum

Wong has the largest Tong in China


29 posted on 07/13/2010 9:28:04 PM PDT by tlb
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To: IMR 4350; Admin Moderator
You have no right to be here.

And whether you can hear it or not, Admin Moderator is laughing behind your back.

Melissa Manchester had the backup vocals.

Cheers!

30 posted on 07/13/2010 10:08:43 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: The Comedian
Remember Kip Adotta's Wet Dream?

Cheers!

31 posted on 07/13/2010 10:11:01 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

I take it “You are a fluke of the universe” hurt your little feelings?

Would you like me to kill myself or just to cut my fingers off so I never type such offending words again?


32 posted on 07/13/2010 11:42:37 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Nachum

“fish Heads, fish heads, rolly-poly fish heads
fish heads, fish heads, eat them up...yum!”

or another timeless classic

“Dead Puppies, Dead Puppies....ain’t much fun!”


34 posted on 07/14/2010 11:06:06 AM PDT by red devil 40
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