Show: The humble Farmer

Episode: humble 2015 0215


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Synopsis of The humble Farmer TV show for February 15, 2015

Thank you for looking at a program called “The Red Trouser Show on MBPN”

56 minutes. This show includes 4.48 minutes of Denny Breau playing guitar in concert with Rayford Stark in Florida.

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. But don’t give up. In this show a young man does strip to the waist on camera.

Well received in Northern New England as a radio show for 35 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 two young acrobats entertaining an audience at Mallory Square.

Music is by: Clark Terry, Ukelele Ike, Ruby Braff, Scott Hamilton, Jack Teagarden, Lee Morse, Lionel Hampton, Clarence Williams, Rayford Stark and Denny Breau.

Tame fare, you say, for viewers expecting someone to be shot, arrested or blown up. But isn’t playing with a cider press that can grind off fingers a good start?

The show is tightly scripted. It starts out with shots of a man on a unicycle and humble setting up his MBPN studio. 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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TV Rants February 15, 2015
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1. My wife Marsha wants me to get a 2014 IRS Instruction Manual because she has mastered the intricacies of income tax preparation. She wants the 2014 instruction manual, to make sure things haven’t changed since last year, and the manual is not available in our library or the post office. I can print off each instruction booklet she needs as they are on line. But can I be spared the expense of a horrendous amount of paper and ink by calling the IRS or emailing them and asking for the booklets we need? We have the Bed and Breakfast Business and the speaking/writing business so we have to fill out 6 or 8 separate forms. You and I know people who didn't even bother to file for 20 years. Should we go that route? When I'm 99 I shouldn't be looking at too much jail time and by then I should be too hard and dry to generate any interest in a federal prison.
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2. One winter night I dreamed that Uncle Ed’s barn was collapsing down at 176 South Main Street in Rockland. I had Model Ts inside and there was a cow in the cellar, too. A man can dream things like that when he is wondering if snow is piling up on his henhouse roof or if it is blowing off.
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3. Do you still dream you are going to school? I had my usual disorganized dream about forgetting to attend my college classes. I couldn't remember which classes I was taking and had forgotten to go to class. It was time to sign up for the next semester and I had forgotten to do that. I took black magic marker and wrote on the toes of my shoes, "Don't forget to go to class." Do you have dreams that you have over and over? If this is true, you can’t be a very creative person.
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4. They said it dropped to 16 below in South Thomaston one morning in February. I don't believe it. The coldest I can ever remember of seeing it at home was something like 12 below. Because we are right on the salt water it is colder in the summer and warmer in the winter than it is in Waldoboro, which is only 15 or so miles away but inland. That's why St. George has long been a mecca for the rich folks between Chadds Ford and Gloucester who come up summers to escape the heat. Jimmy Parker made a T-shirt that said, If you can’t stand the winters you don’t deserve the summers.
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5. Do you remember when the governor of Oregon resigned because of alleged crimes committed by his beautiful young girlfriend? Does the perfect governor exist? If he’s not cheating on his wife or his income tax, he is enacting legislation that will make the poorest people in his state even poorer. Yes, have you even noticed that presidents and governors who are famous for not cheating on their wives are famous for giving to their rich friends money that they have taken from the poor? Anyway, twenty or so years ago this governor’s girlfriend allegedly did this and that for kickback money. When my friend Rich in Illinois retired from the National Restaurant Association, his hobby was going to trials of Illinois governors and Chicago politicians who are now in jail for stealing money in one way or another. I wrote to Rich and said, "Looks like Chicago has to take a back seat to Oregon this morning."
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6. The Common Ground Fair is just about my favorite event in Maine. Last year I spoke with not dozens but hundreds of radio friends. My most unforgettable moment? I was talking with 6 or 8 friends when another couple showed up. Nice looking young girl around 25 – 30 and her friend. She looked at me and said, “Hot.” And of course being deaf I leaned toward her and said, “What.” And she said, “Hot. You are hot. I have listened to that sexy voice for years but I had no idea that you were such a…” and she licked her lips and kind of moaned and squirmed with her entire body. And I said, “What do you do?” And the fellow with her said, “She doesn’t have a job yet. They just let her out yesterday.”
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7. I was telling my friend Dan about the Common Ground Fair which is held every September in Unity, Maine. For three days there is more IQ on those few acres of ground than you’ll find on any comparable space this side of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Everyone enjoys watching the little dogs that herd the sheep. Dan said, “Ugh. Don’t ever get a border collie.” He said that he was once with a bunch of dog walkers out in the woods and without noticing what had happened the border collies had herded all their owners together. They were all so close they were touching --- shoulder to shoulder and chest to chest. I hope you lonely young people in big cities are listening.

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Your viewers and I thank you for considering The humble Farmer. Have fun.

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