Saturday, September 23, 2017

The ACME Eagle Hand Soap Radio Hour (34)


Another page from the ACME Catalog -


Before our feature presentation, ACME would like to start the evening with the 1961 Road Runner/ Wile E. Coyote, Chuck Jones directed Looney Tunes cartoon, Beep Prepared:



This cartoon received an Academy Award nomination as Best Animated Short for 1961 - the only Oscar-nominated Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote cartoon.


On September 23, 1969 The Illinois University newspaper "Northern Star" printed a story that speculated about the death of Paul McCartney entitled Clues Hint At Beatle Death. The ACME Eagle Hand Soap Radio Hour would like to commemorate this anniversary by asking you to join us in watching the funny 2005 mockumentary Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament of George.



Possibly for legal reasons, the title on the DVD case is Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison? while the on-screen titles lack the question mark.

Well, sort of.  Remember it's cranberry sauce and NOT I buried Paul.


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Monday, September 18, 2017

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The ACME Eagle Hand Soap Radio Hour (33)


Another page from the ACME Catalog -


Before our feature presentation, ACME would like to start the evening with the 1951 Robert McKimson directed Looney Tunes cartoon, Easy Peckins:



This cartoon has sometimes had the scene cut of the fox as Paul Revere, screaming, "Open up! The British are coming!" and George the Rooster (dressed as a Redcoat) shooting him in the face


On September 17, 1997 Fleetwood Mac kicked off their reunion tour promoting their new album The Dance, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the release of the megahit album, Rumours. The ACME Eagle Hand Soap Radio Hour would like to commemorate this anniversary by asking you to join us in watching the clips from the 1997 live MTV concert Fleetwood Mac performed on August 12, 1997 to promote the release of the comeback album The Dance.

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If that wasn't enough Fleetwood Mac for you, let's listen, once again the the album being celebrated, Rumours.



Cocaine played such a major role in the production of Rumours that the band seriously considered thanking their drug dealer in the album credits, until gangland violence apparently put a premature end to the idea. Mick Fleetwood famously joked that if he laid all of the cocaine he had ever snorted into a single line, it was stretch for seven miles.





Thursday, September 14, 2017

This just in:


The reason I speak like this is -

someone has their hand up my butt.



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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

You either get bitter or you get better ...




We were eight.

Before September 11th, we would wake up with a list of "Don't Forgets"
Don't forget to wash your face
Don't forget to brush your teeth
Don't forget to do your homework
Don't forget to wear your jacket
Don't forget to clean your room
Don't forget to take a bath

After September 11th, we wake up with a list of "Remembers"
Remember to greet the sun each morning
Remember to enjoy every meal
Remember to thank your parents for their hard work
Remember to honor those who keep you safe
Remember to value each person you meet
Remember to respect other's beliefs

Now we are nine.




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Saturday, September 9, 2017

The ACME Eagle Hand Soap Radio Hour (32)


Another page from the ACME Catalog -


Before our feature presentation, ACME would like to start the evening with the 1959 Chuck Jones directed Road Runner/ Wile E. Coyote Looney Tunes cartoon, Hot Rod & Reel:



Several stations edit cuts out the part of the cartoon where Wile E. Coyote uses a camera with a gun inside of it as a ploy to kill the Road Runner and a later scene where Wile E. Coyote lights a match to rev up his unicycle.


Electric Light Orchestra peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with the song, Don’t Bring Me Down, which was their fifth top ten single in the U.S. on September 8, 1979. The ACME Eagle Hand Soap Radio Hour would like to commemorate their hit by asking you to join us in watching the 2001 Zoom Tour Live, taped at CBS Television City in Los Angeles for the was the comeback kickoff to Electric Light Orchestra's prematurely aborted Zoom tour.



Find time this weekend to enjoy hearing ELO again.


I couldn't play any ELO music without playing the Concerto For A Rainy Day, side three of their best selling 1977 album, Out of the Blue (remember vinyl?)




Make sure you put your head phone on and play this loud!



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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Monday, September 4, 2017

Without labor, nothing prospers

"Show me the country that has no strikes and I'll show you the country in which there is no liberty," explained Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Mr. Gompers also stated: "All other holidays are in a more or less degree connected with conflicts and battles of man's prowess over man, of strife and discord for greed and power, of glories achieved by one nation over another. Labor Day. . . is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race, or nation."



And yet, despite Mr. Gompers's assertions, Labor Day is not a Seinfeldian holiday about nothing. It is, according to Department of Labor, "dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country."

Workers being whom, exactly?



Whenever someone talks about Labor with an audible capital L, I picture a bunch of sweaty, grease-stained steelworkers, or guys in blue overalls and goggles with soldering irons. Their contribution is the oft-cited "sweat of their brows." Union regulations being what they are, though, they seem to be pretty well compensated for that sweat.

The term "Workers" has to include more than steelworkers and welders—otherwise we could just call it "Steelworkers and Welders Day." After all, a worker is just "one who works." I'm a worker (yes sporadically I consider myself a worker). Almost everyone I know is or was a worker.

The difference seems to be unions. If you belong to a union, you're a Worker or a Laborer (I'm not sure if they have different unions). If you don't belong to a union, you're a lousy lazy-ass—an exploiting bourgeois bastard.

Think what this means: All of the Kardashians, The Property Brothers, Caitlyn Jenner, and yes, even Donald Trump are Workers. Your friends who work awful hours at lousy jobs in wretched offices — they're bourgeois scum.

But let's take a step back and see how we got a Labor Day holiday.



Grover Cleveland was a very unpopular man back in 1896. He was one of the fattest Presidents in US history, (Chris Christie is a contender, if he runs in 2020.) No one really likes a fat man - weighing over 300lbs, his nieces and nephews called him Uncle Jumbo to his face; only William Howard Taft was fatter, weighing in at a ginormous 335lbs, but I digress...)



Two years earlier, Cleveland had broken up the Pullman Car strike using United States Marshals and some 2,000 United States Army troops, on the premise that the strike interfered with the delivery of U.S. Mail. During the course of the strike, 13 strikers were killed and 57 were wounded. It didn't win him any friends with the fledgling labor movement in America.



In order to throw a bone to Labor, Cleveland supported a holiday honoring workers on the first Monday in September, hoping it would help Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections. May 1st was initially proposed but was then rejected because government leaders believed that commemorating Labor Day on May 1 could become an opportunity to commemorate the Chicago Haymarket riots which had occurred in early May of 1886.



Cleveland was proven wrong and the Democratic party suffered their worse defeat ever.

So remember the cynical origins of the holiday while you are BBQ'ing this afternoon.





Saturday, September 2, 2017

The ACME Eagle Hand Soap Radio Hour (31)


Another page from the ACME Catalog -


Before our feature presentation, ACME would like to start the evening with the 1959 Chuck Jones directed Road Runner/ Wile E. Coyote Looney Tunes cartoon, Wild About Hurry:



Some local TV stations except Cartoon Network cut the obligatory frozen introductory shot of the Road Runner in the beginning of the cartoon (because his faux Latin name in this cartoon technically says "Bat-outta-hell-ius").


The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side - a quote usually attributed to Hunter S. Thompson. He actually said a similar thing about the television industry.

The ACME Eagle Hand Soap Radio Hour scours the internet to bring you the best for your Saturday musical entertainment. We would like to thank the folks at Nag on the Lake for reminding us the the 2009 BBC Four documentary covering the 50th anniversary of Island Records and it's iconoclastic founder Chris Blackwell - Keep On Running: 50 Years Of Island Records.



Find the time to watch the documentary, if you listened to any music in the last half-century, you probably came across an artist from Island Records.

In honor of the anniversary of the classic Chuck Jone cartoon, The Duckster, which introduced the world to ACME's wonderful product Eagle Hand Soap, we'd like to share a bonus for your viewing pleasure this evening with you

- here's a Puddles Pity Party Concert, from about two weeks ago, presented in a 360° experience :



The show was good and we hope you were about to see the 360° experience on your computer because it was amazing.



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Friday, September 1, 2017

Another ACME PSA




This is an artist's rendering of the moment, in the late 90s, while at the bar in the Ritz Carlton in Hong Kong, that I discovered that some people garnish their martini's with lemon peels rather than olives -




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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Hey Kids, don't worry


There's still a couple of weeks left of vacation

Enjoy!



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Saturday, August 26, 2017

The ACME Eagle Hand Soap Radio Hour (30)


Another page from the ACME Catalog -


Before our feature presentation, ACME would like to start the evening with the 1961 Bugs Bunny/ Wile E. Coyote Looney Tunes cartoon, Compressed Hare:




On Aug. 27, 1991, Epic Records released the debut album of the Seattle based group Pearl Jam, Ten, thrusting grunge, willingly or not, into the mainstream. The ACME Eagle Hand Soap Radio Hour is remembering the anniversary of the release of the album by asking you to join us in listening to it again.



This is not so much trivia but band folklore - before Pearl Jam was called Pearl Jam, the band was called Mookie Blaylock. The album, Ten, was named after Blaylock’s jersey number.

We enjoyed listening to Ten so much here at ACME Eagle Hand Soap Radio Hour today that we'd like to share a bonus with you - here's the MTV Unplugged featuring Pearl Jam (in which they covered much of the album.)



The show has been seen as one of the best of the entire series.



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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017

Saturday, August 19, 2017

The ACME Eagle Hand Soap Radio Hour (29)


Another page from the ACME Catalog -


Before our feature presentation, ACME would like to start the evening with the 1961 Road Runner/ Wile E. Coyote Looney Tunes cartoon, Beep Prepared:



This cartoon received an Academy Award nomination as Best Animated Short for 1961. This was the only Oscar-nominated Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote cartoon.


With the help of the recently launched Ticket Master (allowing tickets to be sold over the phone), The Police sold out the 55,000 seat Shea Stadium for the August 18, 1983 stop on  their Synchronicity 83/84 tour so quickly that they were forced to open up the playing field for the audience. This sold them another 15,000 tickets, which made 15,000 more than the Beatles.

The ACME Eagle Hand Soap Radio Hour is remembering the anniversary of the Police concert by asking you to join us in listening to audio from the concert on that steamy night in August back in 1983.



"We'd like to thank the Beatles for lending us their stadium," Sting announced nearing the end of their explosive performance at Shea Stadium. This was the biggest rock concert at Shea Stadium since The Beatles first played there in 1965 and it marked the moment where the Police claimed The Beatles mantle and announced that they were the biggest band in the world.



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Monday, August 14, 2017

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Saturday, August 12, 2017

The ACME Eagle Hand Soap Radio Hour (28)


A couple of pages from the ACME Catalog -



Before our feature presentation, ACME would like to start the program with the 1964 Looney Tunes pairing of the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote in War And Pieces, directed by Chuck Jones.:



This was Chuck Jones' last Road Runner cartoon, and the last Chuck Jones-directed Warner Bros. cartoon to be released in the classic era.


The ACME Eagle Hand Soap Radio Hour wants to share with an amazing tribute album - the 2003 release, Dub Side Of The Moon, by the reggae group, Easy Star All-Stars. If you are not familiar with the group or some of their other tribute albums for the Beatles or Radiohead, here is a great way for you to dive into their mix. (And they apparently worked very hard to keep the Wizard of Oz sync, but I don't have enough dope for you to enjoy that.)



But wait there's more ... seven years later, in 2010, the group decided to revise their own tribute album and go one step further and create a dupstep reggae version of Dark Side of the Moon called Dubber Side of the Moon.



It may not be everyone taste but it's definitely an enjoyable ride



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Friday, August 11, 2017

This is just wrong!


The vermouth is getting overly familiar with the gin.



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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

I'm overcoming gravity


We're taking the zeppelin out of mothballs and leaving for vacation.



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