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Options June 23, 2015: Left In The Lurch!
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TONIGHT: LEFT IN THE LURCH!
LATE-BREAKING NEWS: Because he bailed on me, I'm changing the subject of tonight's show, which was to feature my cousin J.D.in the studio for a look at cousins, family, etc., to a discussion of those times you've been bailed on or had to bail on someone and those time you've been kept waiting or kept someone waiting.

I'd love to hear from you tonight - so don't keep me waiting: call 201-209-WFMU and DON'T BAIL.
Last Week: The Unbreakable Miss Lovely
Last week's show featured a return by Tony Ortega, executive editor of Raw Story and former editor of the Village Voice, who's been investigating Scientology for twenty years and whose website The Underground Bunker documents the outrages of the "Church" Tony updated us on what's been happening in Scientology since the film Going Clear made it to HBO.

We also discussed Tony's new book - The Unbreakable Miss Lovely - about the journalist Paulette Cooper (pictured above), who wpote incurred Scientology's full wrath and was driven to the brink of suicide.

Here are some playlist comments:
  • Hey wait a minute! "Battlefield Earth" is an incredible movie. And some FMU DJ's have played Scientology music, some by EL Ron himself.
  • "The Guardian's Office.": sounds like an Ian Fleming name for a secret brotherhood of assassins. Or a sinister conspiracy investigated by John Steed and Mrs. Peel.
  • Organizations with secrets are bad. Stay away from them. How did Scientology last this long? Where do they get money? I have to see this movie.
  • Hey Chris! Hubbard owned a Mellotron, legend has it! Ha!
  • Couple years ago at a friends house I was ranting about Scientology, and my friends mother says "my neighbors are scientologists and they're perfectly lovely people."
  • Organizations with secrets are bad. Stay away from them. How did Scientology last this long? Where do they get money? I have to see this movie.
  • Hubbard was also a student of the recruitment, initiation, manipulation, and brainwashing techniques of modern intelligence services.
The Mermaid Parade Was GREAT!
The Mermaid Parade was a blast, despite the drizzle that fell on and off throughout (click on the Raymond Adams shot, above, to see more of his pics and ton of others on the Coney Island Mermaid Parade Facebook page).

Sea creatures are used to getting wet and - believe me - it's rained much harder in years previous, so I was fine with it (but I probably shouldn't have worn the suede boots).


I used Periscope to provide behind-the-scenes report and it worked well until the parade actually began. Then I couldn't get a broadcast initiated, probably due to bandwidth issues. Sorry about that. My Periscope account has a bunch of parade day videos up there, if you'd like to peep a few. Just download Periscope for iOs or Android and search for my user name, @christsakis.

As I said throughout the parade, coneyisland.com now has a Donation Wall. If you'd like a plaque up there, show them some monetary love and I'll do a special shout-out to you next year!
Obligatory Throwback Pic
See? I ain't no fortunate son. With John Fogerty, circa 2012
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Listener comments!

Avatar    Tue. 6/23/15 6:02pm SeanG:

LET HIM HAVE IT, CHRIS!!
  Tue. 6/23/15 6:02pm P-90:

Missed the G-damn parade this year, I assume it was a blast as usual?
  Tue. 6/23/15 6:04pm P-90:

Ha! I posted above that it must have bee "a blast" BEFORE I saw you use that same phrase on the playlist below! Glad the weather held!
Avatar Tue. 6/23/15 6:07pm Marcel M:

Hello people and Chris
Avatar    Tue. 6/23/15 6:09pm maestroso:

Rumbling like crazy in Sussex right now...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/23/15 6:09pm Greg from Bloomfield:

Evening, all!
Avatar Tue. 6/23/15 6:10pm Marcel M:

Yo Greg!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/23/15 6:10pm Mike East:

watching lightening out the window, but no falling water yet
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/23/15 6:10pm Mike East:

people who chronically bail are the WORST.
Avatar Tue. 6/23/15 6:11pm Marcel M:

Falling water and lights here in Northern BK.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/23/15 6:11pm Greg from Bloomfield:

I left all the windows in my apartment open!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/23/15 6:13pm steve:

agree Mike... even worse that people who are perpetually late for everything.
Avatar Tue. 6/23/15 6:14pm Marcel M:

Remember the Seinfeld when George fakes being blind to get a text book on tape?
Avatar    Tue. 6/23/15 6:15pm JakeGould:

Ahh, Steinfield!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/23/15 6:17pm dale:

i remember back in pre-cell phone days waiting on street corners in manhattan to meet friends who never showed up. "did i say 35th and 7th or 37th and 5th?" turns out they were just dicks and didn't show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/23/15 6:17pm Greg from Bloomfield:

Ted Cassidy!
Avatar    Tue. 6/23/15 6:17pm SeanG:

maybe it's a blessing in disguise
Avatar    Tue. 6/23/15 6:18pm JakeGould:

@Dale: Me in high school… “Meet me at the Doubleday on 8th Street and 6th Avenue at 2:00pm…”
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/23/15 6:18pm Mike East:

@steve - the perpetually late can be accommodated - just tell them the thing starts an hour before it actually does.
  Tue. 6/23/15 6:20pm komhom:

Oh boy . The n word.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/23/15 6:20pm steve:

ha. thanks, i will actually try that!
Avatar    Tue. 6/23/15 6:21pm SeanG:

yeah it's pointless to dwell on the past
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/23/15 6:21pm Greg from Bloomfield:

Feel free to just talk about stuff for an hour, CT—I'm enjoying it.
  Tue. 6/23/15 6:22pm Henry J:

Get rid of anybody that dicks you over twice and claims to be your friend because they are not your friend
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/23/15 6:22pm dale:

i like this topic better than the planned topic actually
Avatar    Tue. 6/23/15 6:23pm SeanG:

loving the fugazi bed
Avatar Tue. 6/23/15 6:25pm Marcel M:

I too love to say "modren."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/23/15 6:26pm dale:

'today's the day you get your prostate poked'
Avatar    Tue. 6/23/15 6:26pm SeanG:

Chris is a punk rocker
  Tue. 6/23/15 6:27pm listeners:

time to bail
Avatar Tue. 6/23/15 6:28pm Marcel M:

I mean only an animal doesn't respect wood.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/23/15 6:29pm Greg from Bloomfield:

I bought my one friend a Dodgers ticket when I was Out West, and two days before the game I see him on Instagram getting on a plane to TX. I thought "Huh, that's weird…maybe he'll be back on Sunday?" Nah, I definitely ate that ticket.
Avatar Tue. 6/23/15 6:30pm Marcel M:

Oh boy
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/23/15 6:32pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Good gravy. When it rains, it pours.
Avatar Tue. 6/23/15 6:36pm Marcel M:

Hahahah.. that was funny.
  Tue. 6/23/15 6:37pm Morgan:

wow, chris...unless you've met that broad that your cousin is interested in, that was a pretty harsh characterization of her. Can't you just say he's aching to get laid and not blame some evil woman for his choices?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/23/15 6:39pm dale:

morgan may be right. why else would you go to see lady gaga?
  Tue. 6/23/15 6:39pm Viewer Paula:

Pissed off ChrisT is soo funny!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/23/15 6:40pm Mike East:

I bet the people telling Chris to get over it bail on people all the time
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/23/15 6:40pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Chris - The next person that says to get over it, give the phone a big yank like Moe from The Three Stooges used to do. They'll smash their head into the wall on the other end.
  Tue. 6/23/15 6:42pm Viewer Paula:

I got mad at the get over it lady too. She sounded drunk though.
Avatar    Tue. 6/23/15 6:42pm micah:

hey chris. I have no tolerance for flakey people as well. I mean sometimes its unavoidable but the way it sounds your cousin could have avoided leaving you in the lurch at the last minute. and everyone who complains that "its not funny" can f*&k off
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/23/15 6:49pm Mike East:

anyone have thoughts on people who rock the ferris wheel carriage against the pleas of their riding partners?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/23/15 6:50pm Mike East:

(nice gif, btw)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/23/15 6:50pm the Master:

Lurch: A sudden or unsteady movement.
  Tue. 6/23/15 6:51pm P-90:

Actually, "bailing" in this sense is more of a reference to "bailing out of a plane"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/23/15 6:52pm dale:

jake from state farm?
Avatar    Tue. 6/23/15 6:52pm JakeGould:

P-90, but as I said it is all the positive side of a negative scenario. All desperate.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/23/15 6:52pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Another usage for bail is using a bucket or a pump to get water out of a boat.
Avatar    Tue. 6/23/15 6:52pm JakeGould:

@Dale: That was me. From the State of Brooklyn.
Avatar    Tue. 6/23/15 6:52pm DanH:

Lurch: the butler from the Adams Family.
Avatar    Tue. 6/23/15 6:53pm JakeGould:

But all of those definitions are based in desperation.
  Tue. 6/23/15 6:53pm Jack:

A bail is also a part of a spinning reel, for fishing.
Avatar    Tue. 6/23/15 6:53pm JakeGould:

Someone make some cartoon about Lurch and his cute dog pal Bail.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/23/15 6:55pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Also, thanks for not playing Lady GaGa for the background music.
  Tue. 6/23/15 6:55pm LES:

Chris somebody tells you they got something else to do that they forgot about just doesn't have the balls to tell you they are bailing. Come on Chris you know that
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/23/15 6:55pm dale:

had to google - lurch was the butler's LAST name. first name never revealed.

chris - BEACHBOYS KARAOKE!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/23/15 6:56pm dale:

awesome falsetto opportunitites abound
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/23/15 6:56pm Polyus:

Strength Through Bailure
Avatar    Tue. 6/23/15 6:57pm SeanG:

great show!
  Tue. 6/23/15 6:57pm Old Dave:

Fine show, Chris!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/23/15 6:57pm Ken From Hyde Park:

6:00 = Lemons
6:59 = Lemonade
  Tue. 6/23/15 6:57pm P-90:

Let's hear that pseudo-auditing session some other time?
Avatar    Tue. 6/23/15 6:58pm SeanG:

hey Chris, ever do a show on Wilhelm Reich?
  Tue. 6/23/15 6:59pm LES:

Good show Chris
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/23/15 7:09pm dale:

i had vodka and lemonade waaaay before 6:59.
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