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The Thunderbolt
The Dictatorship of the Refrigerator*
Weekly Program
 Dancing Angel Media  Contact Contributor
Jan. 12, 2024, midnight
This week’s archive radio show starts off with a lesson on how to be an activist! (It’s a fun job — but somebody’s gotta do it!) Then, we reveal how Americans are educated just enough to not realize how uneducated they actually are. After that, we point out that humans have an amazing ability to accept insanity as normal when insanity becomes normalized — especially since if they ever rationally faced the insanity then they would probably go insane. Next, we fulfill our duty to utterly terrify you by pointing out how with recent advances in technology, then very soon the 1% may not need us to build their world for them any longer. (And you know their usual policy toward what they consider to be ‘useless mouths’ — i.e. someone that does not produce profit for them.)

Then, for the feature piece this week, we describe how David Patraeus — ex-head of the CIA — came right out and admitted that they are going to start using the ‘smart grid’ and ‘smart appliances’ to monitor us. Now your refrigerator will be spying on you right along with your phone, your computer, your car, and your alarm system, etc.

There will soon be nowhere that is safe.

The Thunderbolt is likely to rock your socks. Listen at your own risk.
This is a production of Dancing Angel Media. You are free to rebroadcast as long as you are a non-profit — just please let us know if you do so.

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This program is best listened to through high-quality headphones at a very high volume

*The News & Commentary section of this week’s show originally aired on January 5th, 2018 except Eyes Wide Shut, which originally aired on July 8th, 2017


Part 1:

Disclaimer / Station ID

TB Intro
Music: Focus

How to Be an Activist
Music: Party Animals

Uneducated Education
Music: Gene Kelly & Jerry Mouse

They're Coming to Take You Away
Music: Napoleon XIV

Useless Mouths
Music: The Cure

Eyes Wide Shut
Music: The Odd Toot

I'm Happy They Took You Away
Music: Josephine XV


Part 2:


The Dictatorship of the Refrigerator
Music: Ozric Tentacles — Caravan Palace — Perry & Kingsley


Music Intro

by the James Gang

by the James Gang

Garden Gate
by the James Gang

Ashes The Rain And I
by the James Gang



‘Bonus 6’ — KHUH, FRO, & Patreon Listeners Only:


Tend My Garden
by the James Gang


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