Ep 19 - Let Them Eat PPIE
Sweet vindication! Last week we predicted that the immense popularity and critical acclaim of episode 18 was an irregularity in the normal blather churning that is SK Morton's Lousy San Francisco Podcast. And this week's installment proves that we haven't lost our touch. (The same touch that solidified the fame of Lennie Small, Boo Radley, and Frankenstein's monster)
With no actual guests this week, SK was forced to rely heavily on his tried-and-true practice of lulling listeners into a catatonic state by reading emails, plugging his Lousy Walking Tour, disparaging Daryl Hannah and, finally - desperately - doing voices. Unfortunately, this segment would prove to be the meat and potatoes portion of the podcast and they will be hard to keep down.
SK might have resorted to pies in the face were it not for the help of Shantwon, Squidge and SK's own brain, KS Notrom, when discussing the latest installment of Animal Obituaries. The majestic humpback whales and their navigation challenges are discussed as well as the elusive chickens of Golden Gate Park. They might not be so cocky with the grand opening of San Francisco's first SKFC.
After, what looks to be the last straw for the Bridal Fitness Coach commercials starring Chewbrokaw, we spend quite a bit of time learning nothing about San Francisco's 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition Extravaganza. When the PPIE's connection to the 1894 Mid-winter's fair or the 1893 Colombian Exposition come up SK is distracted by shiny Mercury capsules; When he tries to explain the expo's scale model of the Panama Canal he is derailed by an escalator; His tidbits about the 1st inter-continental telephone call and Ukelele performance get roasted by bits of pineapple on pizza; His stories of aeronautical pioneers, Lincoln Beachey and the Lockheed brothers crash and burn; and the origins of the fortune cookie and Disneyland's best known attractions simply refuse to shine.
We offer for your consideration one Lousy Podcast. The place is the bomb shelter; the time is a couple of weeks ago; the subject is the 1915 PPIE. And that's where SK hoped it would get scintillating. Instead it was just fair.