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Options April 2, 2016: Benny Horowitz! Laughs! Tunes! (Nudity?!)

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Artist Track New Approx. start time
Buzzcocks  Why Can't I Touch It?   Options   0:00:00 ()
Désir Decir  Even The Earnest Learn   Options   0:04:50 ()
The Replacements  Bastards Of Young   Options   0:07:32 ()
Stiff Little Fingers  Tin Soldiers   Options   0:10:53 ()
Jim Carroll Band  Wicked Gravity   Options   0:15:46 ()
Death  Keep On Knockin'   Options   0:21:02 ()
Marvin Berry & The New Sound  Know My Role   Options   0:23:46 ()
Purple 7  Man Of Tears   Options   0:25:39 ()
White Reaper  On My Mind   Options *   0:28:17 ()
Nude Beach  No Change   Options   0:31:08 ()
Sweet Talk  Never Alone   Options   0:35:26 ()
Ramones  I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend   Options   0:38:48 ()
Jonathan Richman  They Showed Me the Door to Bohemia   Options   0:41:58 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
In The Studio with Benny Horowitz! 
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201-209-9368 In The Studio with Benny Horowitz!       1:10:42 ()
Chipmunk Punk  Crazy Little Thing Called Love   Options    
Queen  Stone Cold Love   Options   2:02:26 ()
Deep Purple  Space Truckin'   Options   2:04:54 ()
English Beat  Mirror In The Bathroom   Options   2:10:05 ()
The Loved Ones  Breathe In   Options   2:12:47 ()
Eddie Murphy  Party All The Time   Options   2:16:36 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
201-209-9368 In The Studio with Benny Horowitz!  
    2:24:07 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Sat. 4/2/16 9:06pm Pat Byrne:

Is there anybody ALIVE out there?!?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 9:07pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Nobody here but us chickens!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 9:08pm JakeGould:

Who you calling an anybody?
     Sat. 4/2/16 9:09pm Listener Robert:

I'm still thinking about last year when Clay Pigeon brought down the $ at Hoof & Mouth singing the number you spun to open tonight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 9:10pm JakeGould:

FWIW, I saw “Sex and Broadcasting” tonight and met Pseu Braun in person. So add that to my non-list.
     Sat. 4/2/16 9:12pm Listener Robert:

And I shook Fred Keenan's hand after the official premier Wed.
Avatar Sat. 4/2/16 9:13pm Pat Byrne:

Oh, nice! I saw her post a picture from that.
     Sat. 4/2/16 9:13pm Listener Robert:

I hope I didn't dirty his popcorn, but am glad I didn't catch whatever's going around WFMU from that handshake.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 9:14pm JakeGould:

She did post pic from that? Where? On the Bookface?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 9:17pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I like when you plays rekkids. The chickens - they can listen to what they want...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 9:19pm Smilty69:

If Jim Carroll made it to the NBA would he still be a rocker?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 9:20pm BadGuyZero:

Hiya!
Avatar Sat. 4/2/16 9:22pm Pat Byrne:

It was Insragram ^
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 9:25pm JakeGould:

@PatByrne: Ha! Here it is. www.instagram.com...
  Sat. 4/2/16 9:31pm Ian:

Pat! Always amazing brother.
  Sat. 4/2/16 9:36pm Tommy Haynes:

Why don't I have that Jim Carroll album by now
Avatar Sat. 4/2/16 9:40pm Pat Byrne:

Thanks Ian! Keep on Keepin' on.
Avatar Sat. 4/2/16 9:40pm Pat Byrne:

Anyone else notice that this sounds a lot like "Sugar Sugar"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 9:43pm JakeGould:

Anyone see Jonathan Richman at the Bell House last night?
     Sat. 4/2/16 9:45pm Listener Robert:

No, but I saw J.R. at the Bowery Ballroom in Nov. Wish I hadn't been a bit sick, but at least my friend had a good time & was satisfied not everyone's stuff I like is too weird for her.
  Sat. 4/2/16 9:46pm sugarwolf:

Hi all!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 9:47pm JakeGould:

Hi singular sugarwolf!
     Sat. 4/2/16 9:48pm Listener Robert:

Did he sing about Vermeer & his daughter at the Bell House?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 9:48pm JakeGould:

I didn’t see him. Just asking.
     Sat. 4/2/16 9:51pm Listener Robert:

But somebody else might've. Anyway, apparently he'd been singing a while about how sexy Vermeer's paintings are, but then he told us something he'd recently learned: that a lot of the works attributed to Vermeer were really his daughter, experts now say.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 9:51pm JakeGould:

“Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk” (Apr 10 2016 - Jul 31 2016) www.queensmuseum.org...
     Sat. 4/2/16 9:52pm Listener Robert:

I meant BY his daughter.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 9:57pm BadGuyZero:

I'm 45. But I'll complete a lap around the sun next month and turn 46.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 9:58pm BadGuyZero:

Magnanimous means metal items stick to you, right?
  Sat. 4/2/16 9:59pm Marc15:

Millennisks were born 1981–1996
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 10:00pm JakeGould:

My only issue with millennials: Too polite when they could be more assertive and they don’t jaywalk in NYC.
  Sat. 4/2/16 10:00pm sugarwolf:

Did you get any 45s for your birthday, BGZ? I have a friend turning 45 this year and I think I want to get some singles to give as a birthday present.
  Sat. 4/2/16 10:00pm Marc15:

I'm an old Gen X-er, born during the LBJ Administration
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 10:01pm JakeGould:

Ooo… I know what he’s talking about. Red boxing! There was one specific Radio Shack model that could be modded with one small crystal swap and BOOM… Instant money for phones.
  Sat. 4/2/16 10:01pm Rob:

That was called a red box
  Sat. 4/2/16 10:02pm Marc15:

Lol. Hello Pat. Forgive the typo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 10:03pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Tell the story about growing up with party lines.
  Sat. 4/2/16 10:04pm sugarwolf:

There's something called Generation Jones which is the younger baby boomers born in the late 50s and early 60s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 10:04pm JakeGould:

What about Generation Blecch?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 10:05pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I don't mean 1-900 chat lines but the deal where you and some neighbors shared a phone number. Incoming calls would have short or long rings so you could tell if it was for you or for someone else.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 10:06pm BadGuyZero:

@sugarwolf Just the ones I gave myself. A year or two ago for Therese's birthday I made her a mix CD that was the Billboard top 40 tunes from the week she was born. I made the cover look like an old K-tel Records compilation. Maybe you could do something like that for your friend if the 45 thing doesn't pan out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 10:08pm BadGuyZero:

People born between 1981 and 1996 should be called Generation 90210.
  Sat. 4/2/16 10:08pm Marc15:

The NJ Lottery used to have a1-900 number to get results
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 10:08pm JakeGould:

FWIW, the Kinks song “Party Line” is about… Party lines.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 10:10pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Yeah, Benny. That's the description of a party line. The Party Line Generation!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 10:10pm JakeGould:

I’M NOT A TRUMP SUPPORTER! BUT WHY DON’T THE KIDS JAYWALK IN NYC!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 10:11pm JakeGould:

Pat, good for you for jaywalking…
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 10:11pm BadGuyZero:

Jake jakewalks.
  Sat. 4/2/16 10:11pm Marc15:

As a gay man, I do have to say that Millennials are the most gay-friendly of all the Generations
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 10:13pm JakeGould:

I’m on the phone right now to discuss jaywalking.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 10:14pm BadGuyZero:

Why can't German parents teach their children not to jaywalk? Why is it everybody else's responsibility to set an example?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 10:15pm Ken From Hyde Park:

That's the WFMU party line. You have to click the button twice.
Avatar Sat. 4/2/16 10:16pm Pat Byrne:

Ha!
     Sat. 4/2/16 10:16pm Listener Robert:

Granny on TV managed to get a party line installed in Beverly Hills so she could eavesdrop.
  Sat. 4/2/16 10:18pm sugarwolf:

Wait wasn't this at night?? Why are children out that late?? They should be in bed!
  Sat. 4/2/16 10:21pm Marc15:

JFK-Reagan's first term is roughly Generation X
     Sat. 4/2/16 10:23pm Listener Robert:

I was thinking about phoning in with this, but I'd mind more drifting the thread on the air than on these comments: It even bothers me when children have to stay up late & curse in a stage play.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 10:24pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Kids born 2017 - 2025 will be called Generation Trump.
  Sat. 4/2/16 10:25pm Marc15:

During Reagan's 2nd term was where Millennials started
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 10:26pm JakeGould:

I got to add my 2 cents about jaywalking. Let’s make America great again!
Avatar Sat. 4/2/16 10:27pm TheRealMattClarke:

I think Pat is Generation Y. That's cooler than Millennial, right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 10:29pm JakeGould:

Pat is Generation X-1.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 10:31pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I think Hello Children's Faye is from Utica.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 10:32pm BadGuyZero:

Pat's band was in "The Twilight Zone."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 10:35pm JakeGould:

If I take a dump and it looks like a white hot dog, I know I need to eat better.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 10:35pm JakeGould:

Sorry for the visuals folks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 10:36pm Ken From Hyde Park:

What color are tofu dogs?
  Sat. 4/2/16 10:36pm Marc15:

I prefer Generation Y. Weren't Millennials supernatural criminals who wanted to bring about the end of the world in the year 2000 in a TV show?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 10:39pm BadGuyZero:

Go outside and pull a Starbucks cup out of a trash can and put the Dunkin Donuts coffee in that.
  Sat. 4/2/16 10:42pm Marc15:

What about Dots?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 10:42pm BadGuyZero:

They don't make Chocolate Soldier any more.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 10:43pm BadGuyZero:

Generation Sunny Delight
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 10:43pm JakeGould:

I was part of the 1970s Brooklyn kids generation that spread the rumor (in the pre-Internet era) that Bubblicious had spider eggs in it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 10:43pm BadGuyZero:

This caller's name is Howareyouguysdoin?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 10:44pm JakeGould:

@BadGuyZero: Do you remember when they came in the plastic, square, plastic cartons?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 10:45pm BadGuyZero:

@JakeGould: Sunny Delight?
  Sat. 4/2/16 10:46pm Marc15:

Tom Leykis, that misogynistic nut, doesn't like guys with ponytails
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 10:46pm JakeGould:

@BadGuyZero: I might be mixing things up.
Avatar Sat. 4/2/16 10:46pm TheRealMattClarke:

Generation "Purple Stuff", @BadGuyZero
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 10:46pm JakeGould:

Man buns are only in a specific part of Brooklyn.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 10:47pm JakeGould:

Generation Cookie Puss.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 10:48pm BadGuyZero:

@JakeGould: I don't remember ever having Sunny Delight growing up. I was in my late-20s the first time I recall having it. I wonder if it was only available in certain parts of the country when I was a kid. I grew up in Texas. We all drank Dr Pepper around the clock.
  Sat. 4/2/16 10:48pm Marc15:

Cookie Puss!!! And Fudgie The Whale
  Sat. 4/2/16 10:50pm Marc15:

I'm 49 also and guys in the 70s with beards were called beatniks
     Sat. 4/2/16 10:51pm Listener Robert:

Jake, according to what I read in, IIRC, the NYPress (maybe Jim Knipfl), SunnyD, as the aficionados call it, is the drink preferred by coffee drinkers as a substitute for orange juice, which gives them heartburn in combination w coffee.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 10:51pm JakeGould:

@BadGuyZero: I’m 2+ years on you. But I remember some drink in the 1970s that I am pretty sure was called Sun Dew maybe? Small plastic carton that as like a square yogurt container with a small straw in the top of the case. Sunny Delight is definitely a Generation Y thing.
  Sat. 4/2/16 10:52pm Marc15:

You just described the Cleve Jones in "Milk"
     Sat. 4/2/16 10:53pm Listener Robert:

Was Sun Dew that non-opaque stuff that was the institutional drink?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 10:54pm JakeGould:

@ListenerRobert: Maybe. I don’t know. I still like apple sauce in small cups they give you after donating blood.
Avatar Sat. 4/2/16 10:57pm geezerette:

Isn't a sundew a carnivorous plant?
  Sat. 4/2/16 10:58pm sugarwolf:

Play "Party All The Time"!!!
     Sat. 4/2/16 10:59pm Listener Robert:

I tried Google advanced image search on "sun dew", clicked on the logo, found this thread:

www.chowhound.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 11:00pm JakeGould:

What about “Boogie in the Butt?”
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 11:01pm JakeGould:

Is this the Chipmunks touring band? Because…
     Sat. 4/2/16 11:03pm Listener Robert:

The Chipmunks always remind me of the old Webcor, playing back at 15 ips after recording at 7.5 .
  Sat. 4/2/16 11:03pm sugarwolf:

I taped this off the college radio station I listened to in high school, I don't know why though
  Sat. 4/2/16 11:04pm sugarwolf:

Taping songs off the radio, did Millennials do that??
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 11:04pm JakeGould:

“Sheer Heart Attack” is a great album. The best!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 11:05pm JakeGould:

@sugarwolf: Maybe that should be the test… How did millennial kids become millennial teens.
  Sat. 4/2/16 11:06pm Cooh John:

Cool pair of queens. SHA, my first Queen.
  Sat. 4/2/16 11:06pm Marc15:

So the warning is for another 36 minutes?
Avatar Sat. 4/2/16 11:09pm Pat Byrne:

Correct! It just came in : /
?
Avatar Sat. 4/2/16 11:09pm Pat Byrne:

I TAPED SONGS OFF THE RADIO!!!
  Sat. 4/2/16 11:11pm Cooh John:

70's music, just sayin'
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 11:11pm JakeGould:

@PatByrne: One of us… One of us… One of us…
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 11:12pm JakeGould:

Also, did you wire your own dubbing cable between cassette boomboxes? Basically two mini-jacks wired together. If you did, you might be hardcore.
  Sat. 4/2/16 11:12pm sugarwolf:

@Pat: you're part of Generation Tape Songs Off the Radio!!
  Sat. 4/2/16 11:13pm Cooh John:

Got cable from the pole, that close enough?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 11:14pm Cooh John:

Whole albums, baby
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 11:15pm Cooh John:

I've decloaked
Avatar    Sat. 4/2/16 11:17pm Fox (Rā-chul):

I was born in 1976. I feel on the cusp of Gen X, as do those who are a bit younger than me. I read an article somewhere that siad we should be known as the Oregon Trail Generation. Old enough to have computers, but young enough for them to hardly be useful in our lives, outside playing a game that ended with dying of dysentry.(sp?)
Avatar    Sat. 4/2/16 11:18pm Fox (Rā-chul):

Also, I totally got the Chipmunk Punk album as a kid from the library all the time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 11:18pm JakeGould:

@Fox(Rā-chul): Ha! I was born in 1968 and all of the games I liked were just so abstract and weird in that first generation of computer games by the time narratives came around—like “Oregon Trail”—I just didn’t care anymore.
Avatar Sat. 4/2/16 11:18pm Dan in Portland OR:

Excellent as always
  Sat. 4/2/16 11:20pm sugarwolf:

I've met one of Eddie Murphy's ex-wives!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 11:21pm JakeGould:

Eddie Murphy was a hero to me as a kid. So excited when “48 Hrs.” and “Beverly Hills Cop” came out.
Avatar Sat. 4/2/16 11:21pm geezerette:

www.youtube.com...
"Wanna be a member? Wanna be a member?"
Fleischer Cartoon/Bimbo's Initiation
Avatar    Sat. 4/2/16 11:21pm Fox (Rā-chul):

Jake: I was one of those early adopters of computers, as I had a grandfather who worked for IBM all his life. My favorite computer game was Jumpman. I had Prodigy, even! I miss when the internet was a place for just the geeks and wierdos.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 11:23pm JakeGould:

@Fox (Rā-chul): Ahhh! Jumpman! Now that is a reference!
  Sat. 4/2/16 11:25pm sugarwolf:

When I joined Twitter someone else already had @sugarwolf :(
Avatar    Sat. 4/2/16 11:27pm Fox (Rā-chul):

JakeGould: I think I enjoyed computer games so much using the arrow keys and space bar that once joysticks and controllers were used, I just couldn't get into them because it wasn't exact enough.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 11:27pm JakeGould:

@sugarwolf: Depending on name and fame and such, you can contact Twitter and get your rightful handle. I’ve helped a few clients do that and it works. But you need to have a good reason to ask.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 11:27pm Cooh John:

SEVENTIES SOUNDS...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 11:28pm JakeGould:

@Fox(Rā-chul): Kinda funny mention keyboards. I miss the old school simple joysticks. But also, I like computer emulators where I am using arrow keys to play video games on my desktop. Weird world nowadays.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 11:29pm Cooh John:

JakeGould...IT, PI...
  Sat. 4/2/16 11:30pm sugarwolf:

@JakeGould: well I am Famous Original Sugarwolf!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 11:30pm BadGuyZero:

"Party All The Time" was produced by Rick James. So yeah, there was probably A LOT of cocaine involved.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 11:31pm JakeGould:

@CoohJohn: I also like “Magnum P.I.”
Avatar Sat. 4/2/16 11:32pm βrian:

E-mail was my epiphany. I still can't brook non-text e-mail such as html-mail. It's like gluing sequins to a telegram.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 11:32pm JakeGould:

In another life I would like to be T.C. from “Magnum P.I.”
Avatar    Sat. 4/2/16 11:36pm Fox (Rā-chul):

I think I'd like to be known as the Kids In The Hall Generation. That show spanned the entirety of my highschool years.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 11:39pm BadGuyZero:

Call in to win Dunkin Donuts coffee in a Starbucks cup.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 11:39pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Is it safe to go out boating yet?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 11:40pm BadGuyZero:

Dot-net is the URL of the working man.
  Sat. 4/2/16 11:41pm sugarwolf:

@Fox (Rā-chul): Yes! Generation KITH!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 11:41pm Cooh John:

Flyin' the choppe'
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 11:43pm JakeGould:

@BadGuyZero: You know how many GotoMeetings I have had where I tell people, “If you want to get .com you should also at least get .net and .org…” and people ignore what I advise? Like all of them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 11:43pm JakeGould:

@Fox (Rā-chul): Do you remember “M.U.L.E.”? It was like a space colony version of “Oregon Trail.”
Avatar    Sat. 4/2/16 11:44pm Fox (Rā-chul):

Oregon Trail.... or using that goddamn turtle to draw a circle using computer commands.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 11:44pm JakeGould:

@Fox (Rā-chul): Logo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 11:44pm Cooh John:

He flashes a mean CPU...
Avatar    Sat. 4/2/16 11:45pm Fox (Rā-chul):

Jake: I don't remember that, but in Sussex County NJ, we had a game called "Oh, Deer" where you had to control the deer population through hunting or they'd overpopulate and then all starve to death.
Avatar Sat. 4/2/16 11:45pm cosmic matrix:

i was of the "lemonade stand" generation
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 11:45pm BadGuyZero:

When I was four, one of the neighborhood kids made fun of me for coloring some of the Super Friends outfits the wrong color. My family didn't have a color television until I was six, so if the Super Friend wasn't on the cover of the coloring book I had no idea what the correct color(s) of their outfit was.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 11:46pm JakeGould:

@Fox (Rā-chul): My lord… What a sad game…
Avatar Sat. 4/2/16 11:46pm cosmic matrix:

haunted house, TRS-80
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 11:47pm Cooh John:

I remember the bw/color transition
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 11:47pm JakeGould:

@cosmicmatrix: Admired those TRS-80 analog joysticks.
Avatar Sat. 4/2/16 11:48pm cosmic matrix:

they were so loose! no springs on some
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 11:48pm BadGuyZero:

We should start naming generations after whichever TV show Betty White was on at the time.

I'm part of Generation Mary Tyler Moore Show. My niece is part of Generation Hot In Cleveland.
     Sat. 4/2/16 11:48pm Listener Robert:

I learned computer programming in HS in 1969, writing batch-executed programs in Fortran on a keypunch, the cards sent a few blocks away to Manhattan College. Then I learned to program very creatively the Monrobot printing calculator the Math Dept. had; had to do various tricks with its limited capabilities. One of my classmates in these endeavors was Marc Blank, whose later efforts with Infocom Games you may know of.
Avatar    Sat. 4/2/16 11:49pm Fox (Rā-chul):

I'd be Generation Golden Girls, I suppose.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 11:50pm BadGuyZero:

@Fox: Or Generation Match Game.
Avatar Sat. 4/2/16 11:50pm cosmic matrix:

zork!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 11:51pm Cooh John:

Generation Maude, I suppose.
     Sat. 4/2/16 11:51pm Listener Robert:

My crowning achievement with the Monrobot was to program a random number generator that Marc Blank & Alex Citron used for CWABL, their MLB season simulator. This was way before Rotisserie League.
Avatar Sat. 4/2/16 11:52pm cosmic matrix:

remember stereo simulcasts of TV on FM radio??
     Sat. 4/2/16 11:52pm Listener Robert:

I had to do tricks like dividing a number in a register by itself to generate a 1, subtract a number from itself to generate a 0, then divide by that 0 to generate a halt in the loop.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 11:53pm Cooh John:

Vinyl, baby
Avatar Sat. 4/2/16 11:53pm cosmic matrix:

and then I remember when stereo TV started...it used to say "-->in stereo<--" in the intro... and discovering spanish etc in SAP....narration for the blind...so crazy for, i don't know, 1990-91?
Avatar Sat. 4/2/16 11:53pm cosmic matrix:

@listener robert: so fucking cool!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 11:53pm JakeGould:

@ListenerRobert: I was taught how to program via punch cards in high school while I was learning Atari BASIC and copying games with friends at home. Night and day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 11:54pm Cooh John:

Yep, cosmic matrix
Avatar    Sat. 4/2/16 11:54pm Fox (Rā-chul):

Ooooooh. By those standards, I'd be the Comedy Channel generation, before it went "Central", when it just had clips of stand up comics and the Terror of Tiny Town with television hosts acting like VJs.

Rachel Sweet! Higgins Boys & Gruber!
     Sat. 4/2/16 11:54pm Listener Robert:

CWABL = Computerized Winner Automatic Baseball League; later Citrablammatic Wizamadingy Autoamtic Baseball League.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/2/16 11:54pm JakeGould:

@cosmicmatrix: Yes!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 11:54pm Cooh John:

Pre-cable gen?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 11:55pm BadGuyZero:

In the mid-80s, one of the local TV stations aired a music video show late at night on Saturday that was simulcast on a local Top 40 station.
     Sat. 4/2/16 11:55pm Listener Robert:

It was even possible to use our model of keypunch machine to do some looping by reading its own card output.
Avatar Sat. 4/2/16 11:55pm cosmic matrix:

UHF generation. U-68 !!!! and then HSN. (QSC!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 11:56pm Cooh John:

Me and my icon and the PIAT Players
Avatar Sat. 4/2/16 11:56pm cosmic matrix:

and then there was 3-D with glasses u could get at burger king. ahhhhhh nostalgia. i remember watching THE MASK on WPIX. u used to have to set the tint/hue on the TV for proper 3D effect.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 11:57pm Cooh John:

Worked for a UHF.
Avatar Sat. 4/2/16 11:57pm cosmic matrix:

and PIX! PIX! PIX!
  Sat. 4/2/16 11:57pm sugarwolf:

Oh I thought I was the only one who remembered Rachel Sweet and the Higgins Boys and Gruber
     Sat. 4/2/16 11:57pm Listener Robert:

I remember my 1st friend on the block with a UHF converter for his TV. They used to down-convert to channel 7, even though it was occupied.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 11:57pm BadGuyZero:

Do all three at the same time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 11:58pm Cooh John:

G'night all
Avatar Sat. 4/2/16 11:58pm cosmic matrix:

@listener robert: whoa! never knew.
Avatar Sat. 4/2/16 11:58pm cosmic matrix:

THANKS FOR THE GREAT SHOW!!!!!! luv u pat byrne etc
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 11:58pm BadGuyZero:

Dennis Leary was co-host of some show on Comedy Channel.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 11:58pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Gen BS - born before The Simpsons
Gen AS - born after The Simpsons
     Sat. 4/2/16 11:58pm Listener Robert:

Educational TV at PS 108 came in via ITFS dish antenna, ~2.2 GHz terrestrial. That too was down converted.
     Sat. 4/2/16 11:59pm Listener Robert:

Speaking of educational TV, I remember WNTA, the commercial station on channel 13 that preceded the educational one. Some of my favorite kiddie shows came on it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/2/16 11:59pm Cooh John:

Topper!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 4/3/16 12:00am JakeGould:

Great show for us aging Generation X’ers. Going to watch “Heathers” and listen to “The Cure” right now.
     Sun. 4/3/16 12:01am Listener Robert:

BS was Life in Hell.
Avatar    Sun. 4/3/16 12:01am Fox (Rā-chul):

THE LOST BOYS!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 4/3/16 12:02am nixxon:

CAT PEOPLE!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sun. 4/3/16 12:02am Cooh John:

Touche, Listener Robert
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