Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Relapse of a Bad Habit

I did something last night I used to do every night but stopped a few years ago. I am not proud I did it, but I did and it has given me something to write about so maybe everything has a time and place. I stopped doing it nightly because of the shame I felt when people found out I did it, but last night I had a relapse. Yes, last night I listened to George Noory and Coast to Coast AM. I am so ashamed. For those lucky enough to have no idea what a George Noory is or a Coast to Coast AM allow me to ruin your streak of luck for a moment.

The show Coast to Coast AM is a late night talk show that is, obviously on the AM dial and is on stations from coast to coast. It is basically, for lack of a better description, X-Files on the radio. The subjects deal with UFO’s, Bigfoot, religion, government cover-ups and a myriad of other tin foil cap related subjects. Being a call-in show it also happens to be the best freakshow on radio.

Last night, as I said, I tuned in. I think it was masochistic curiosity or some desire to punish myself over perceived wrongs, I am not sure to be honest, but there I was listening in at 10:00 last night and oh my was I treated to the freak calls of all freak calls ever. If it were not for the fact that I used to be a regular listener I would have thought the call a joke, but I know these are the exact types of freaks the show attracts so I knew the caller was sadly being honest to his real thoughts and opinions. This caller was pissed at Christmas. I hope you are sitting down.

The caller, who called himself “JC” was rambling and raving in a very high and shrill voice over the satanic influence of Christmas. He claimed that Santa Claus was actually Satan. It was obvious by his red suit, his desire to take Jesus away from the holiday and, are you ready, his use of material possessions to buy people’s love. Yes, he claims Santa gives children presents in order to distract them from the spiritual by fulfilling their material desires. He claims the tree is a satanic symbol used to replace the cross which is why he hangs crosses all around his abode during this time of year. Just when you thought the “War over Christmas” could not get any weirder or more absurd.

I must give credit to George Noory for keeping this call on the air as long as he did. He was even asking questions to further aggravate this caller and keep him ranting. It was very entertaining and really funny. There are a few people I have come across in the blogosphere that I am convinced are JC to be honest. I think I may need to start listening more often. It is a great source of material it seems.

For the record, if you thought I was talking about some other nightly bad habit you are a pervert.

7 comments:

Serena Joy said...

Oh. For a second there, I thought you were going to discourse on some other bad habit. I was going to, in fact, direct you to another site where that can not only be done but there's someone pimping other people to help you do it. LOL.

So. We're talking X-Files style AM radio. That ain't so awfully bad. Except when it is. There's some other guy who does (or used to do) a similar radio show. I think his name was Arthur or Art Bell. There was the usual array of alien abduction stories and such, but I don't think I ever heard anything as bizarre as ... Santa is Satan. Man, that guy needs to be in a monastery somewhere. Or a nuthouse. Sheesh.

Kanrei said...

Same show actually. Art retired, but still does weekends it seems. Are you an Art Bell person?

Serena Joy said...

No, not really. I heard about him and listened a couple of times out of curiosity, but that was the extent of it.

RexZeitgiest said...

I have listened to his show.....It is so bizarre and strange it it beyond belief....The amazing thing is, he can talk to these nutjobs like they are sane....

A few months ago I heard one caller say that he is in contact with alein lifeforces that wanted to give him the 'secrets of the universe' and only he could recieve them....But he was to scared to listen to the message, so he was afraid that the 'secret alien knowledge' was going to be lost for ever....


Weird people are everywhere...be afraid, be very afraid....

waterboy said...

I sincerely hope this JC chap is not from the South, especially Georgia. Or related to me. Did this chap speak with our distinctive twang?

I do know a few folks who might be convinced with this argument. Luckily, they are not related to me. I have dodged that bullet, I hope.

Steve G said...

Art Bell. I wondered what happened to him. He quit for a while. There was someone or something that was after him or his family. Hadn't thought about him in a while.

Kanrei said...

Art went over the deep end. His tongue used to be firmly in his cheek during the interviews, but he started falling for it. The political show that sometimes did UFO's was great, but the UFO show that sometimes did politics was weak.