I did not have an idea what I was getting into when I agreed to do the weekly bigfootery show update. The listening was at times tedious, combined with family time and a hectic week at work, my time on task was kept to a minimum. Thank goodness the position of editor of The Bigfootery Enquirer gives me some latitude on production and assignments, this task is going to be reassigned. There were some entertaining moments and one inspirational incident, but the inter-net bigfootery media moguls, uh mongrels, mongols, whatever, largely produced little information and insight that anyone but the most desperate for content or something to do would find of value. But having done the time, I might as well put a few minutes into the round up.
Beyond The Edge- The guest was a no-show and things spiraled down from there. Listeners were treated to a large dose of profanepompousity, the new Bigfootery Enquirer term/concept of someone pompously being profane. One of the hosts seemed to be particularly upset about the no-show, he chided a caller about stepping on his comments, refused to participate and eventually left in a snit after the first hour of the show, bigfootery gold in terms of “Bigfoot Researcher” behavior.
SquatchDetective- Made it through about half of this show on a replay. Third co-host in as many weeks, perhaps bigfootery is shunning Kulls. Most of what I listened to were bigfootery war stories, not much usable information from my perspective.
Bigfoot Quest- More bigfootery war stories, on an epic scale. A bit of a dust up in the chat room as the guests were challenged.
Grey Area- Another replay listen, I have found one can work on excel spreadsheets with these shows playing in the background, at least until you need to scribble up formulas, pivot tables and macro interactions between sheets. This one gets the nod as the best one I listened to. They had a very young man on who spoke of his you-tube productions covering crypto creatures. The audience, hosts and callers were supportive, as they should be once I watched one of his productions. He needs to take a sheet from the playbook of the show I review next and start selling them instead of you-tubing them. Actually, that is not true, I think they are much more legitimate the way he is doing it.
Sasquatch Triangle- I have only listened to this show once so perhaps this particular show was not typical. With that said, this show was a bigfootery info-mercial. It started with a few plugs for a newsletter the host publishes and distributes via email. I have not seen this newsletter, but I would suggest saving the $10 and subscribing to Bobbie Short’s newsletter, it’s free and, from the description during the multiple plugs by the host, superior to his product. Moving on from the plugs of the newsletter, the host went on to plug a documentary he is producing. That plug was followed by a plug for an update to a publication issued last year. Can there really be that much new? That plug was followed by a plug for a website, facebook and myspace pages, which have videos and other content plugging the newsletter, documentary and publication. And finally there was a long plug for a conference the host produces, particularly a plug for listeners to get their reserved seats as the front row is going fast.
Wedged between the plugs, and I mean wedged as in a few minutes at the most, there was some derision leveled at a show that is scheduled on the same time and day and some negativity leveled at the MABRC for an appearance on another show.
Next week, different shows and a different correspondent. Perhaps I will take a week in the future, perhaps I will pull editor’s rank and see if I can coerce someone to keep the inter-net bigfootery talk show beat. With the exception of the Grey Area, one week brought home to me the concept that anyone with a computer and phone can call themself a bigfootery media mogul, mongrel, mongol.
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