Show: The humble Farmer

Episode: humble 2010 0124.mpg


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Well received by the intelligentsia in Northern New England, this is the same old music and humorous social commentary show I've made every week since April 6, 1978 for radio and now on television . Music this week by Bix, Basie and Oscar Peterson. Pictures over the music include part of a Chaplin film and my visit to a garage where they have a pet pig.

The show is tightly scripted. Here's a sample from this week:
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When I came out of the bathroom one morning, my wife Marsha said, “You were in there talking about what you were going to do today. I think you’re going crazy.” This was a surprise to me. I didn’t realize that I talked out loud to myself. But, as the day went on, I realized that when I was alone I talked out loud to myself all the time. Listening to myself for the first time, I was also somewhat shocked to hear myself employing lexical items that I never use with anyone but must have acquired 30 or so years ago while listening to the Nixon tapes. So --- because I don’t want people to think I’m crazy, I’m going to have to get a dog. People who talk to animals are considered normal.
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Here’s another junk email that got my attention. If you are a social commentator, you should be grateful for junk email because you will never run out of topics. This one says: “Your wife need your attention? Solve all your problems with IT.” I don’t know why IT needs to advertise. You and I have friends who no sooner left for work, when IT came in the back door.
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Do you buy books on Amazon? I buy excellent books for a quarter at lawnsales, but from time to time I hear of a book I’d like to read and that’s when I bring up Amazon. Today I heard of a man who spent 29 years in solitary in jail before they said that he was “Probably innocent” and let him out. You can think of a lot of people who went to jail: Martin Luther King, Thoreau, Voltaire, Bertrand Russell, Thomas More, Oscar Wilde, Solzhenitsyn, Ghandi --- you could think of hundreds more, and it makes me feel guilty, knowing that I never contributed enough to society to warrant a jail sentence of my own.
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