The final part of the Ubu Xmas Special for 2008 gives us this rather depressing radio theater peice about some poor guy spending Chrismas alone, and unable to reach his friends or family. We've also tacked on the credits and stuff for the rest of the show.
It's the final Christmas at the Tush Whitehouse. Dubya's mother, Babs, gets to work rallying relatives to appropriate all the furnishings before the new first family moves in, while Prick Cheney works Dubya overtime in signing over everything to their corporate allies. It's the final chapter in the Ubu Hour's hilarous but tragic look at the Tush Administration. Everyone has been asking us, what is the Ubu Hour going to do, now that we don't have these clowns to make fun of anymore.
Santa Claus Is Coming, Part 2 of the Ubu Hour's 2008 Xmas Special. What can we say? Rudolf is drunk and puking, Santa is a mean old grump who whips his reindeer too hard, Homeland Security stops him for flying over American air space, and Jesus even makes an appearance in this irreverent, profanity-laced Christmas story that ends with Santa hanging out with a bunch of ho ho hos. WARNING: This radio theater peice contains sex, violence, vomiting and other material that may be objectional to some listeners.
Jacques Boyreau, curator of the Eco-Sicko Series at the Northwest Film Center, talks about the series that features four dark, poetic and prophetic movies in sync with the escalating breakdown of our world. The films are Paris, Texas; Videodrome; Zabriskie Point; and Ace in the Hole. The series starts with a free Eco-Sicko Party at the Mission Theater Pub on Thursday, December 4th, at 7PM and continues at the Film Center through Sunday, the 7th.
Host Ed Goldberg speaks with Russell Shorto, author of Descartes' Bones. a true story of how the philosopher's remains became a political relic. Russell Shorto is the author of a book on the Dutch origins of New York City: The Island at the Center of the World. He often writes for The New York Times Magazine and GQ.
Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews journalist and social chameleon Harmon Leon, who is known for infiltrating and exposing the weird and wonderful subcultures of America. His most recent book is The American Dream, based on his roadtrip to uncover the humorous and contradictory ways in which people from all walks of life define themselves in relation to their country. Leon's pursuit takes him from the pot fields of Northern California to reality T.V. shows in Culver City and from swinging parties in the suburbs to Christian protests against fornicators in Kansas, offering a funny, satirical and poignant take on what it means to live in twenty-first century America.
Black Book Talk will not be heard today. Instead we'll hear an interview from the series Bookwaves. The guest is Edwidge Danticat, Haitian born writer, whose memoir "Brother, I'm Dying" was a National Book Award finalist in 2007. and is now out in paperback. She discusses her life and her career with host Richard Wolinsky.