Posted at 1:00 pm , on February 22, 2019
Numbers. The letters of algebra. They’re a funny thing. Sometimes it’s good when they’re high, like with your bank balance, and sometimes it’s good when they’re low, like with the number of corpses under your house. When it comes to TV channel numbers, though, you want to go low. Low-numbered stations (2-13) operate in the VHF (Very High Frequency) range, which is usually reserved for big, multi-million-dollar broadcasting corporations. Everyone else uses UHF (Ultra High Frequency), which despite containing the word “ultra” is still seen as the ugly stepchild of broadcast television. In reality, though, UHF stations are the secret backbone of American broadcasting, which Peter discovered while working at a UHF station for 20 years. Specifically, he’s learned that…
Research by Evan Symon.
Posted at 1:00 pm , on January 7, 2019
Nightclubs are their own, bizarre little worlds, I assume. I have absolutely no way to confirm this firsthand because I could never get into one on account of being a fat white man with the fashion sense of an even drunker Johnny Depp. That’s why I instead talked to Gary and Adam who’ve worked in the club business for years. This is what I’ve learned from them: Continue reading
Posted at 1:00 pm , on January 2, 2019
A long time ago, clowns must have slept with pop culture’s mother and never called again because their portrayal in media over the years has been less than flattering. They’re either depicted as childish buffoons who need to get a real job or supernatural monsters who want to gut you and make balloon animals out of your intestines. But after talking to Clown Bobo, I realized that clowning is much harder than it looks and that the only people clowns are most likely to hurt are themselves, typically through crippling substance abuse brought on by the grim realities of their job. Continue reading