World War II Kitsch; Embracing Our Fears; Kid Myths
Friday - May 13, 1966
WOR Show Original Airing
First Line After Theme Ends
Be careful, Mr Shepherd tonight is filled with love and compasion for his fellow man . . .
"I will award the Brass Figlagee with Bronze Oak Leaf Palm to any lonesome traveler on the Yellow Brick Road of Mediocrity who wishes rise rise above the mire and the muck of common listenerdom, who can identify who, what and where was the phrase used - 'Are you ready Hessy'. Where was that used, who used it, in what context was it used, why was it used."
Shep starts the show in a rather silly mood reading an assortment of articles.
A man hanged in 1877 wills his skin to the prosecuting attorney to be used to make a drum head.
Shep talks about his appearance on the Merv Griffin Show the previous night.
The Golf Ball Myth - poisonous centers, exploding centers.
Condensed milk cans - throw them into the fire and the neighborhood would be gone! Shep makes an appeal to hear from a kid who still believes that golf balls blow up.
Shep gets a call from a kid named Schafer (sp?) and they talk about the golf ball myth.
Blood poisoning from transfers (tattoos). The indelible pencil. Great art cliches.
Shep makes reference to having appeared on Merv Griffin Show show the previous night. Ann Jackson was also a guest on the show.