Show: The humble Farmer

Episode: humble 2014 0727


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Synopsis of The humble Farmer TV show for July 27, 2014

Thank you for looking at a program called “The Grange Sign”

56 minutes. This show includes a 6.19 minute clip of Denny Breau singing and playing guitar and 2.53 minutes of Dr. Dick’s Puppet Sticks.

Although The humble Farmer is just as contrived as any reality show, here you will see no overweight people with tattoos pretending to repossess automobiles or emaciated wealthy models getting a massage.

Well received in Northern New England as a radio show for 36 years, this is the same old fashioned music and humorous social commentary show that has delighted young and old alike every week since April 6, 1978 for radio --- and now for television.

Most of the video over the music is of humble installing the newly-pointed Grange sign on the front of the Grange building. No one is cheering from the sidelines.

Music is by: Clark Terry, Fats Waller, Joe Venuti, Fatha Hines, Ukulele Ike, Lance Percival, Lester Young, Brad Terry, Sammy Kay and Denny Breau.

Tame fare, you say, for viewers expecting someone to be shot, arrested or blown up.

The show is tightly scripted. It starts out with humble looking out his back door after the first blizzard of the season. The show ends, as usual, with the Keystone Cops driving a car off the end of a dock.
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The humorous and/or informative commentary that humble delivers between the songs is approximated below:
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Rants July 27, 2014
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1. Do you have a lot of smart friends? I do. I have one friend named Pegg who is always right --- except when she disagrees with me.
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2. What is this silly ad for Casino Slots that turns up on my Facebook page from time to time? Does the person sending it out get a commission for luring in candidates? Does it cost anything to play or is Casino Slots simply a diversion for people who can't read? You tell me.
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3 . As I sit like a vegetable at my computer screen, from time to time I'm distracted by a motion and I look up at the mirror over my desk to see if someone is on the back granite steps. But it is only cars zipping by. As you know, I have two mirrors aligned so that just by rolling my eyes up and to the right I can see my rhubarb stand and The humble Farmer Bed and Breakfast sign out by the road. And every time a car goes by something flashes and is picked up by my peripheral vision. The mirrors work like a video camera on my front lawn and, because I got the mirrors down at our wonderful dump, my home-made system is a lot cheaper. Now that I look up at the mirror and see my front yard, I realize that if I set up another mirror on the garage at a slightly different angle it will give me an even wider vista. The cows out back are happy just to have enough green grass to eat, but if you’re a human being like me do you think you are ever satisfied with what you already have?
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4. What do you do? What do you have your doctorate in? These might be the first questions you hear when I’m introduced to you. The other day a woman confessed to having a couple of degrees in psychology, so I asked her about the Rorschach Test. The way she explained the Rorschach Test, it is a quick way of getting to know a stranger. She said she wouldn’t need to use it on her daughter because she already knows all about her. What a surprise it would be if daughter confessed that in the ink she saw her boyfriend smoking some of that synthetic marijuana that kills you. I asked her about perception and reality. Isn’t it your understanding that our minds are pre-programmed to make order out of chaos? I asked her if she could see faces in most any rug or in the clouds, and then I looked at the swirls in the concrete floor beneath our feet until I saw and pointed out the face of a dog. There were other questions in my mind, but when the dog snapped at my finger, the psychologist got up suddenly and left.
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5. Someone enters.
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6. I got a survey from Maine Hosting Solutions. Choosing to ignore the Satisfied or Unsatisfied blanks, I simply wrote them a letter. But I was unable to send the letter until I went back and filled in the blanks. One does not want to offend a person licensed to inject foreign substances into one's body. And one does not want to offend a person with the power to screw up one's web page. Doing either of these things will get you shut down quicker than a liberal commentator on a radio station in the United States. So I filled in all the blanks, just so they could get my letter. Anyone who knows anything at all has moved deep into the forest with no TV, phone or radio, content to eventually die, coughing from the tiny bit of smoke generated by their wonderful wood stoves. Perhaps we should envy them.
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7. Virg taking lobsters out of car
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