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Roy Zimmerman’s “Blue Dot Tour” comes to Newark

Saturday, April 19 at 7:30 pm

for a performance at the UU Society of Mill Creek,

579 Polly Drummond Hill Rd., Newark, DE 19711.

“It’s a big, big world full of all kinds of people,’ sings Roy Zimmerman, “but there’s one thing we can all agree on…...and when I find out what it is, I’ll let you know.”

Zimmerman has picked up the mantle abandoned by Tom Lehrer and Phil Ochs so many decades ago, often entering the belly of the beast where Progressive politics is suspect if tolorated at all. “I get accused of preaching to the converted,” he says, “but I don’t think of it that way. I think of it as entertaining the troops.” These are the Blue Dot people – scattered among the red and the grays in tiny enclaves across the country.

Roy will be on Crazy College this Sunday at 6pm on 91.3 WVUD-FM

Admission is $18 or pay what you can (try THAT at the Acme sometime....)

The Mickster at the Hotel Dupont, 1985

Mickey Rooney

1920- 2014

“Always get married early in the morning. That way, if it doesn’t work out, you haven’t wasted the whole day.”

He started in silent pictures, becoming a star with his Mickey McGuire series. MGM tagged him your typical American teenager in the fantasy series Andy Hardy. He teamed with Buddy Hackett in “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.” Now the little dynamo is stilled.

Thanks, Mike McCormick!

Local Jeopardy winner Mike McCormick came down during last week’s fund drive and dished the dirt on Alex Trebeck (i.e.: There wasn’t any.) Political Satirist Roy Zimmerman will be on this Sunday’s show (April 13) for a preview of what sacred cows he’ll be roasting the following Saturday at the Newark Unitarian Universal Fellowship.



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A petition to have George W. Bush paint his own official presidential portrait:

Who knew that our 42nd commander in chief was such an artistic bent? It may be surprising to some, but our ex- president readily admits to having never touched a brush to canvas until 2 years ago, making his felicity in this area all the more miraculous. Through his alarmingly bold use of color and composition, clearly his talent is the best tool to capture the essential innocence of his 8- year leadership. Own one today, suitable for hanging on any refrigerator.

"Being Dead: is that's what bothering you, Bunkie?"

Eddie Lawrence died Sunday at the ripe old age of 95, working pretty much up until the very end. He wrote Broadway plays, appeared in films and television, worked with Ralph Bakshi on some of the last and some of the best cartoons done by Paramount. He studied painting with Fernand Léger and wrote “I’ll Never Go There Anymore,” a pop song that Stephen Sondheim once acknowledge as one he would have been proud to call his own. But we all know him best as "The Old Philosopher, who cheered us up in 3-minute bites of comedic inspiration during the 1950s and 60s, encouraging is to "Never give up! Never give up!" Until Sunday, he didn't.

We'll be playing lots of Eddie Lawrence this Sunday and next on Crazy College.

Winter Schedule 2014

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Cancel any conflicting commitments, here's the Schedule of upcoming shows


April 20

"Go West and Grow Up"

This week we head west with Lorne Greene; visit Winchester Cathedral with the New Vaudeville Band and Robert Crumb; then rid the world of pencil neck geeks with one time wrestler Fred Blasssie. And finally we salute Tv pioneer Ernie Kovacks.


April 27

"Hats, Off"

This week it's hats off for our chapeau show thanks to milliners Danny Kaye, Porky Pig, and Elsa Lancaster. We putting pants on Phillip with the help of Allen Sherman, Jimmy Durante and John Zackerley. And Beach boy Mike Love pants salute to the tonsorially challenged.

May 4

“Liquor, Loves and Laughs”

This week we go drinking with Alan Sherman and Mr. Magoo, rock the boat with Alvin, Theodore, and Mrs. Miller; hunt the wild bore with Syd Barrett and Jerry Lewis. Plus we’ll hear The Monkees Theme sung in foreign tongues.

May 11

"Poor John"

This week we ride the rails with Stan Freberg and Lonnie Donagan, visit the Gay 90s with Albert White and George Gershwin, and pick a few fights with Haywood Banks, Uptown Julie Brown and the Reverend Billy C. Wertz.


From the "Reach for a Puppy instead of a Smoke" Dept:

Where are the great toys of yesteryear? On eBay at unimaginable prices. I use to buy these in the late 50s at truck stops everywhere for 15 cents and I'd give your right arm to get one now (but not money). I wonder what made the cigarettes puff those perfect smoke rings.



Another great Christmas gift, again from mom, back in the early 1970s. The copyright reads "1922-1924 Kink Features"


Frequent Crazy College guest Chris White's model of the Invisible Man

(Not) COMING SOON!

One hour with Bob & Ray

Get David Pollock's new bio on the boys now and study up! He'll be joining us once my editing computer is working again (soon, I hope). It will be well worth the wait, because his book and the interview were very insightful, with all the lowdown of this remarkable team that did so much to the face of comedy.


Per popular demand, we’ll be posting the playlist to the most recent show, the day after

Playlist for Sunday 30, 2014

“Noah Contendere”

“Getting to Noah You”

. BILL COSBY – NOAH PT 1

. BONZO DOG - BUTTON UP YOUR OVERCOAT

. BILL COSBY - NOAH PT 2

. HARRY BELAFONTE - NOAH BUILT THAT ARK

. SPIKE JONES, Jr. - RAINDROPS KEEP FALLING ON MY HEAD

. BILL COSBY - NOAH PT 3

. DANNY KAYE - TWO BY TWO

. HOOSIER HOT SHOTS - NOAH’S WIFE

. STANLEY HOLLOWAY – SAM OGLEWAITE & NOAH

. WENDELL HALL - AIN’T GONNA RAIN NO MORE

. SONG OF THE SOUTH - ZIPITY DO DAH

. PORGY & BESS - IT AIN’T NECESSARILY SO

. KEVIN AYRES - SEE YOU LATER

. PINK FLOYD – BIKE

. PETER SELLERS - ANY OLD IRON

. LONNIE DONAGIN - MY OLD MAN'S A DUST MAN

. SYD WALKER - RAGS, BOTTLES AND BONES

. SIMPSON - THE TRASH MAN CAN



This is the limited edition Crazy College T Shirt from 1989.






The people who put together My Book House did a multi-volume set on the history of the world – just like Will and Ariel Durant, but for kids and with better illustrations. This is the cover of Volume One


NEWS FLASHS!.. .

SEE EXCERPTS FROM THE CRAZY COLLEGE TV SHOW, BAKED POTATO, now on YOUTUBE!! But don't tell mom...


From the "Have you ever been or are you now..."Dept:

Chris White liked the Aliens Show and signed me up!



From the "Mr. Wizard's Worst Nightmare" Dept:


My best Christmas gift ever. There was a rivalry between those who had Gilbert Chemistry Sets and those of us that had Porter. What I wouldn't give to find a copy of the old lab manual of instructions....

Brain Drool

To me a house without squeaky floors can never be a home.


Look what some listener sent us: a Steel needle case for 78s. If you loved your recorders, which cost close to a day's salary for the average working man at the time (It's why we needed strong unions – and still do).

Join me every Sunday evening at 6:00 PM on 91.3 FM, WVUD, Newark where like an babbling brook, they STREAM!


Professor Emeritus Dr. Soupy Sales with eager student:

More News You Can Loose...Check out the interview section for insightful conversations with satirists Tom Lehrer and Stan Freberg, comedian Dayton Allen, Disney animator and founder of The Firehouse Five plus Two, Ward Kimball, and satanic madmad (he was really a nice guy) Brother Theodore and more!.


From the G. Stewart/C. Healy Archives: A 7 year old Andrew Warhola does his first silk screen: "36 Wax Coke Bottles."




Now hear all WVUD's fine programming over the web by going to the web page and then clicking on "LISTEN", something good to do on Sunday nights twix 6 and 7 on WVUD...






Hey, all you big time public radio stations!

You can get a free Crazy College Special on SPIKE JONES and/or a National edition of Crazy College featuring DAVID OSSMAN of FIRESIGN THEATER or our Silly Seasonal Christmas Songs Fest: merry music from the likes of Stan Freberg, Allan Sherman, Tom Lehrer, and the like. Or the Halloween Special...Or get the Stan Freberg Special featuring interviews with June Foray, Daws Butler, Peter Leeds, Dr. Demento and Stan the man himself. Plus lots of musical tracks from Stan! Available to any and all by contacting Crazy College. You can run it anytime you want as often as you want until the end of time or the end of the next millennium, whichever comes first! Perfect fun come fund raising time. No salesmen will call. Act now! No unpleasant bending; no visible panty lines. Call [302] 994 - 7571 for details. Get any or all: The Spike Jones Special, The Firesign Theater special, the Tom Lehrer special, the Stan Freberg AND The Halloween and Christmas Specials for the incredibly low price of ABSOLUTLY FREE! You can't get a better deal ANYWHERE!! As seen on television! Not available in stores!!!

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Got a letter recently. Can any of you help?

"Hello George,

I often listen to your program on WVUD. I went to see my sister this summer and found out that she had salvaged my copy of Yingle Yingle Yumpin’ Beans by Ole Svenson. (Bernie Jones of the Spike Jones group.) I am only aware of 2 copies of this record. Unfortunately, I played this so many times growing up that my brother broke the record. My sister put the record back together with Scotch tape, so to get this copy, I had to piece together 4 different recordings. Sorry about the scratches, pops, and noise, but thought you might appreciate a copy...."

Wayne H.

If anyone out there in radioland HAS a decent copy I'd like to play it. You know how to reach me




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