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Today, on the Northern Alliance Radio Network show (heard on AM 1280 The Patriot in the Twin Cities, and soon on the Internet to the world!), we have a special in-studio guest for our third hour. The Fraters Libertas gang has lined up Mike Nelson of Mystery Science Theater 3000, who has graciously agreed to sit in with our line-up of fanboys. Because the Captain lost the coin-flip (and allegedly too closely resembles Dr. Clayton Forrester), I'll be banished to the Green Room during the third hour. So I will be live photoblogging Mike Nelson's visit on this post -- keep checking back during the show (12-3 CT) for updates!
We will also be fortunate to have as call-in guests during the second hour Yale professor Charles Hill on John Kerry as a literary character, and Doug Tice from our local newspaper, the St. Paul Pioneer Press. If you're in the area, make sure you tune in!
2:00 -- Mike Nelson has just joined us, and we'll get some pictures in a moment. We're just settling in, and we've just heard that he's a Northen Alliance listener -- how cool is that? ....
2:08 -- Mike starts us off, talking about the Hah channel and the early days of the show ...
2:13 -- Manos, The Hands of Fate ... the legendary film that rates as the finest bad movie ever made! Now it's the target of revisionary criticism that says it's actually a GOOD movie. And I admitted that I am one of the three people that actually liked Throw Mama From The Train ...
2:25 - Saint Paul calls in to ask about the lack of promotion in the early days of MST3K, after he griped about being on hold for 20 minutes. What can we say? We're popular! ...
2:29 - A caller says he loves the show, and it takes us all a minute to figure out which show he means. (It wasn't ours -- big surprise.) ....
2:30 - We're all pleased to welcome Hugh Hewitt as a guest host for the third hour ...
2:35 - Mike issues a smack-down challenge to Al Franken, as well as Christina Aguilera and Kathryn Lampher ...
2:41 - Mike's never seen Battlefield Earth -- I'm crushed ...
2:44 -- By the way, I'm actually in studio for this hour, in case you haven't caught on to that. It's a blast, and Mike is a great guest ...
2:50 - Mike hasn't moved to LA because he likes living where "the deep, dark winters dull your souls." ...
2:51 - Mike also thinks that cow-tipping is a rumor, but unfortunately the belief that pigs will devour live chickens is all too true ...
2:54 - Mike is not a "show-biz guy", and his politics don't exactly match up with the Hollywood crowd. Mike's also a devout Christian, which makes him a zoo animal in some circles ... Here he is hanging out with Hugh Hewitt. Mike is pretty tall, so he had to hunch over to get in the picture...
3:00 -- A great hour with a great guest. We'll definitely get Mike back on when we have our Internet feed running so everyone gets a chance to hear it. Thanks for hanging out with us this hour!Sphere It View blog reactions
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