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This whole monstruousity was originally conveived February through March 2001 by the members of The Big Note - a Frank Zappa YahooGroup. After an arduous gestation period, this site was birthed on April 11 2001. True to the essence of collaborative effort, these people are held responsible.

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Conceptual Continuity & Short Person Behavior

(was Newsgroup Madness)

A couple of years ago, there was a bit of hoopla on the Internet about the soundtrack to Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" correlating directly to the images in the film: "The Wizard of Oz." Has anyone on this list detected a similar phenomenon with Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention's "We're Only in it for the Money" and the BBC/PBS video release of "Here Come the Teletubbies"? I'll take your answers off the air.
David Humphries glands of destiny: some fish do have lungs

I personally could not verify the phenomenon. Apparently, there is such a huge disparity between the different WOIIFTM releases that exist (vinyl vs. CD, Verve vs. Warner Bros. vs. Ryko, pre-95 master vs. post-95 remaster, and don't get me started on the Euro EMI stuff) that one would have to compare all of these against said video to find out. I thought I might try a different angle, and subscribed to the Teletubbie newsgroup - alt-fan.teletubbie-noneofthatbeaniebabyshiteither - to see if there were any posts that dealt with this topic. I found nothing there, but my welcome to AFTNTBBSE did contain an address for their FAQ, which I immediately checked out. It mentioned the phenomenon, but cited the problems I listed above with WOIIFTM as prohibiting the actual experience. The FAQ also pointed out - in the ABC vs. BBC section - that, due to the censorship of any possible gay elements surrounding the little purple one, the correct copy of WOIIFTM would have to be compared to the Greek release of the video; which, as any true tubbifile knows, has been OOP for so long that copies are only available thru eBay at prices that unfavorably compare to rape.
If one were able to verify this, it sure would be worth something...


Last night had to the opportunity to get together with a few of my midget friends (physical not mental), and they asked me please to make a request to all bookdealers who stock magazines. PLEASE DO NOT STOCK YOUR ADULTS-ONLY MATERIAL ON THE TOP SHELF. They feel embarrassed having to ask the clerk to reach these titles for them. I assured them that I would spread the word.
They tried to thank me, but (if you want to know the truth) they already had. Just looking down at their beaming rosy-cheeked little faces... Their beards... Their woolen vests... Their curly-toed jesters slippers (and this is BEFORE getting the aforementioned magazines)...well, that was more than thanks enough. (So, I decided, what the heck, let's pretend it's Christmas in June.... and I decided right then and there to reduce my search/request fee by ten percent.)
Note: While the transition takes place around the country and around the globe, I suggested that the little people call me the next time they go magazine shopping. It's the least I can do for them, after all they've done for me. Like a goon neighbor, glands of destiny is there.
David Humphries
glands of destiny: "Make mine an extra-short with lots and lots of cream, please."

*Last night I had to the opportunity to get together with a few of my midget friends (physical not mental). They tried to thank me, but...*
David, David, David...
I have no point to make; I just like saying David, David, David...
No wait! I see what the problem is: YOU are supposed to thank all the little people - not the other way around! No wonder they were confused.

Frank Zappa

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