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Things I forgot to include in the previous post - Which is not unduly obvious, as I am about to explain
Things I forgot to include in the previous post
A happy song! I won't place a direct link to it, but Otis Fodder does many amusing things by manipulating old recordings together. Scroll down on this page and seek the audio grooviness called "Brilliant Pillows (Many Moons)". Incidentally, he hosts an Internet radio show called Friendly Persuasion of his eclectic music collection, broadcast on LuxuriaMusic.com at 6 p.m. (PST) on Tuesdays, repeated at 10 p.m. (PST) on Wednesdays.

If we really want it, "Eureka!" will probably be difficult to get ahold of. From what I can tell, it consists of thirty (?) five-minute episodes totalling 150 minutes. It may be for sale here, but it might be expensive. The equivalent U.S. site wanted almost $500 USD for it, probably because it includes licensing to show to groups, etc. Or we might inquire with TV Ontario directly.

A second possibility is to see if your local school board might have it. Whether you can borrow it and make a successful bootleg copy is an unknown factor. A possible place to research this might be here, but I think you have to be a teacher to get a subscription.

A third possibility is to get it out of a library. The database I looked in has only limited access to public libraries, but good access to universities. The only university that has it in Canada is McGill in Montreal, in their Education library (which from what I remember is up a steep hill). They have several copies available, but it's a popular item and you can only take it out for one week. But then we're back to the problem of whether it's possible to make copies or not.

Current Mood: determined

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From: momentrabbit Date: February 6th, 2005 02:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
If it can be seen and heard, it can be copied. Worst case scenario, it might require tripods and screen projectors.

I know a few teachers. Might start calling in favours...
dronon From: dronon Date: February 6th, 2005 07:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hrm... the Curriculum resource site seems to want money. They do seem to offer a two week free trial offer (at the bottom of the page under the "Learn More" link), but it's limited access.
porsupah From: porsupah Date: February 7th, 2005 05:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah! Otis Fodder's been duly added to my music links.

Perhaps you'd enjoy the Coconut Monkeyrocket works, too. (Be careful not to have the speakers on high, as there are audio mouseovers for all the tune icons :)
dronon From: dronon Date: February 7th, 2005 08:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey cool, thanks! I like "Bloops, Bleeps, Bongos & Brass" best from that bunch. I also see that they've submitted material to Comfort Stand, which Otis Fodder has also done. :)

It's weird, I could swear the guy talking enthusiastically about bongos sounds a lot like the guy on this page who talks enthusiastically about banjos (scroll down to about the middle). Or at least if they're not the same person they went to the same voice training school.

From: (Anonymous) Date: February 7th, 2005 11:19 pm (UTC) (Link)


Wow, that is so funny -- I've been thinking about those little snippets a lot lately for some reason, even going so far as to pick up my copy of the Cartoon Guide to Physics in a poor facsimile and substitute. Getting those would rock, amazing they still want to charge so much. Hote!

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