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Jun 26, 2010

​(From Wikipedia:) The term nostalgia describes a yearning for the past, often in idealized form. The word is a learned formation of a Greek compounds, consisting of nóstos, "returning home", a Homeric word, and álgos, "pain" or "ache". It was described as a medical condition, a form of melancholy, in the Early Modern period, and came to be an important topic in Romanticism.

In common, less clinical usage, nostalgia sometimes includes a general interest in past eras and their personalities and events, especially the "good old days" of a few generations back recast in an idyllic light. Sometimes it is brought on by a sudden image, or remembrance of something from one's childhood.

It isn't unusual to hear nostalgia in a Mangled Meditations episode, however this episode is crammed full of it. Many are from my era though I did receive a lot of suggestions from the DopeTribe as far as what they have all clung to from their past. I dug deep as I could to include their nostalgia as well. The term 'nostalgia' is so broad and vague that the mere surface of nostalgia itself is only lightly scratched and lovingly woven into a journey of the familiarity and the strange. See if you can hear all your favorites from the playlist below.

Among other things, in this episode you will hear Popcorn spinning out of control, Bugs Bunny fighting with Vyvyan (from the Young Ones), and concrete proof that Bert and Ernie are gay. Take a hit of something, or several and ponder what the hell is going on as you hear Musical Palsey's fifth 42 minute episode of Mangled Meditations.

Playlist +/-:

A Fish Called Wanda; Aerosmith – F.I.N.E.; Alka Setzer; All In The Family; Animotion – Obsession; Annie; Are You Being Served?; The Banana Splits; The Beatles – I am the Walrus; Beavis and Butthead; Beetlejuice; Big Dave – Pocket Full of Cream; The Bionic Woman; Black Sabbath – Sweet Leaf; Bubblelicious; Cadbury Smash Instant Mashed Potatoes; Captain Pugwash; The Carol Burnett Show; Chapi Chapo; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; ChiPs; Commodore 64 game - Spy vs. Spy; David Bowie ~ Changes; Doctor Who; Dope Fiend - Johnta Austin; Dr. Pepper; The Dukes of Hazzard; Electric Company; Fairport Convention ~ Matty Groves; Faith No More – Midlife Crisis; Family Matters; Family Ties; Fraggle Rock; Good Times; The Goodies; Green Giant; Gumby; Hot Butter – Popcorn; HR Puf'n'Stuff; Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte; I Love Lucy; I Saw What You Did and I Know Who You Are; Inspector Gadget; The Jetsons; The Karate Kid; Kiss - Black Diamond; Led Zepplin - D'yer Mak'er; Little Eefin Annie - Joe Perkins; Looney Tunes Cartoons; The Magic Roundabout; Mary Poppins; Max Headroom; Mister Roger's Neighborhood; The Muppet Movie; NWA - Appetite for Destruction; One Day at a Time; Paul Simon – Mother and Child Reunion; People's Court; Picture Pages; Pink Floyd - Hey You; Postman Pat; The Price is Right; Rainbow; Renaissance - The Sisters; Ronald Reagan; Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer; Sanford and Son; Saturday Night Live – The Church Lady; Sesame Street; Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings; Slinky; Star Trek; Star Wars; Starkist Tuna; Talking Heads – Psycho Killer; Thames Ident; They Live; Tootsie Pop; Twilight Zone; Wendy's; The Young Ones

Thanks to the following for their support and suggestions:
Mistress Anonymous, Zombie Boy, Big Dave, UK Girl, nexus112, vince noir rocknroll star, Smoke Jaguar, austinwolf, Podders, Zeke0, Blank Steve, VaporGirl_Mare, Happy Hippy, Mr. Wood, ioliteknight, BlackBeauty, and sancho23

If you have any comments, complaints, suggestions, questions, or sound clips you would like to hear in a future show, send them to Me (