Saturday, April 28, 2012

Video Documentary Project About Community, Free, Pirate Radio

This arrived in our email last week via Andrew Yoder.  Many of our readers have already seen it.  This post is primarily for those who may not be on those email lists, which may include station operators who have never publicly given any contact information.

My initial reaction was skeptical - but not toward Andrew or Professor Hepler, in the slightest.  I'm confident that Andrew is as fair, neutral and objective an observer as you'll find anywhere in the shortwave pirate radio scene - certainly far more so than I am.

Personally I'm looking forward to Professor Hepler's documentary and sincerely wish him well in that pursuit.  There's no lack of colorful characters and anecdotes in the North American shortwave pirate radio scene.

Note that I added the "free" and "pirate" radio descriptions to this post's headline due to the nature of the readership of Tales of Radio Paranoia.  As the professor's letter explains, he prefers the less pejorative term community broadcaster.

In a rare break from this blog's usual snarky tone, I'll reserve further comment for a later blog post.


Dear community broadcaster,

I write asking for your help, but I don't call you "pirate" because I believe that miscommunicates what I'm finding to be your motivation and purpose--and I'm just back from meeting the original offshore broadcasters of Holland and England who similarly broke barriers in the English Channel in the 1960s.

I am a college professor doing a video documentary on both causes: yours and the historic broadcasters of the 1960s. I am very aware of the persecution going on among you U.S. broadcasters and your need for confidentiality. Toward that end, I interviewed a community broadcaster at Winter Fest outside Philly a few weeks ago--in silhouette--and that interview should be attached with Andy's email for you to see. The interview brings good news and good news--no kidding--in that the guest got to express his views and our silhouette completely protected his identity. This is what I offer you: a chance to express your views at no risk.

I have already been asked to present this finished documentary at Winter Fest next year, though I await an official invitation. I will present it to a national conference of educational colleagues in April 2013, and perhaps to the professional broadcasters' conference (the NAB) if they'll have me. After that, I suppose any further distribution would be up to Europeans or other interested parties, should such interest come about.

I leave for a 5-week trip across the U.S. around May 1. With your say, I'd like to give you a chance to be a part of this work if you're anywhere near my route. Your confidentiality--and message--are everything to my documentary. With your approval, I will honor both. Thanks for your consideration.

Wayne Hepler
Baltiimore, MD
(4*1*0) 6*8*8-3*9*0*0


  1. I hope he comes to Hampton Roads VA so I can prove I am not a sock puppet!

  2. Winston you are such a SUCKPUPPET

  3. smells like "BULLSHIT" to me

  4. Winston or the documentary?

  5. both but mostly winston

  6. It's ALL bullshit!

    The professor's name "Wayne Hepler" is obviously fake. The letters in the name can be rearranged as:

    Relay Nephew
    We Learn Hype
    He Rape Newly

    And more. Obviously this is just another phishing expedition by the Mad Rabbit to get your real name and address so he can send you more gay porn "QSLs".

  7. "Relay Nephew
    We Learn Hype
    He Rape Newly"

    Oh, lawlz... I just snorted beer through my nose. +15 and an entire case of Spring Season Internets to you, dear anon.

  8. Anonymous skrewloos said...

    .I just snorted beer through my nose --
    don't you just love it

    Obviously this is just another phishing expedition by the Mad Rabbit to get your real name and address so he can send you more gay porn "QSLs"

    you is a smart one

  9. A Pirate walks into a pub and takes a seat next to a very attractive woman..

    He gives her a quick glance then casually looks at his watch for a moment.

    The woman notices this and asks, 'Is your date running late?'

    'No', he replies,'I just got this state-of the-art watch, and I was just testing it..'

    The intrigued woman says, 'a state-of-the-art watch?
    ''What's so special about it?'

    The Pirate explains, 'It uses alpha waves to talk to me telepathically.'

    The lady says, 'What's it telling you now?'

    Well, it says you're not wearing any panties.'

    The woman giggles and replies
    'Well it must be broken because I am wearing panties!'

    The Pirate smiles, taps his watch and says,
    ' Damn thing's an hour fast!'


  10. Now you know why Newly left Gunsmoke.

  11. Let's hope there's not a federal grant helping to pay for this boondoggle.

    16 trillion in debt and we're going to spend money documenting an obscure hobby. Oh's community radio. Yeah, that's it.

  12. vengenceuponguisegregoryterrychris.jpg

    Mongoloid Mike never disappoints!

  13. Invoking Balaam's curse? There's some irony for ya. I'm guessing the Lagomurph hasn't studied his Scripture and related lore very carefully.

    "If it had been Our will, We should have elevated him with Our signs; but he inclined to the earth, and followed his own vain desires."

  14. Newly had to find out the hard way why mules were so fond of Festus.

    BTW,was Festus' mule,Maude,a descendant of Balaam's Ass?

    Inquiring smart-asses want to know.

  15. Happy Mothers Day to all you mothers out there and most of you mofo's too

    and bunny rabbit and friends
    go fuck yourselves


  16. I dialed that number for Wayne Helper thats in the post and it was just a furry porn line. They take checks over the phone too, just provide account number, address and phone number.

  17. just provide account number, address and phone number.
    May 16, 2012 11:09 PM



  18. "Doc" says Commander Bunny "I want to be castrated".
    "What on earth for?" asks the doctor in amazement.
    "It's something I've been thinking about for a long time and I want to have it done" replies Commander Bunny.
    "But have you thought it through properly?" asks the doctor "It's a very serious operation and once it's done, there's no going back. It will change your life forever!"
    "I'm aware of that and you're not going to change my mind so either you book me in to be castrated or I'll simply go to another doctor".
    "Okay okay" says the doctor "But it's against my better judgment!"
    So Commander Bunny has his operation, and the next day he is up and walking very slowly, legs apart, down the hospital corridor with his drip stand. Heading towards him is another patient, who is walking exactly the same way.
    "Hi there" says Commander Bunny "It looks as if you've just had the same operation as me".
    "Well" said the patient "I finally decided after 37 years of life that I would like to be circumcised".
    Commander Bunny stared at him in horror and screamed, "Shit! THAT'S the word!"

  19. hey

    today i got my pirate radio annual and noticed that wbny was downgraded from superstation status

    the best part of the entry was yoder explaining that jerry micheal graves is NOT the original commander bunny

    thank you mr yoder

  20. In addition, JMG was long ago downgraded from reasonable human status.

  21. dam he got himself castrated
    you know what that means don't you

    he is a bitch

  22. Wow. Jerry puts his baby monitor tx on the air, and not one sockpuppet logging on the Furry Rabbit Nuthuggers site. Maybe there is hope for the frn.

    And maybe I'll order a PRA now.

  23. Presumed Radio Jamba 6850 AM 0228 UTC 5/20
    « on: May 21, 2012, 1332 UTC »

    Very late SDR recording log, noticed this while going through the recordings. Never heard an ID, but it sounded like RJI. Heard some mumbling by an OM at sign on, and then into music. Off at 0328z. There could have been an ID somewhere in there, but I certainly didn't listen to the full hour.

    Back on again at 0434, bashing pirate listeners

    what a asshat bitching about the listeners same old shit as always

  24. "(RJI) bashing pirate listeners"

    I thought all the real radio trolls had moved to 14313 USB? At least those from Vancouver with signals, overmodded audio, homebrewed monobanders and hard-ons for Ham-er-ree-can fugue-tards.

  25. "(RJI) bashing pirate listeners"

    I thought all the real radio trolls had moved to 14313 USB? At least those from Vancouver with signals, overmodded audio, homebrewed monobanders and hard-ons for Ham-er-ree-can fugue-tards.

    May 21, 2012 10:39 PM

    BAWAHAHAHA gawllee guise that's a good one

  26. BAWAHAHAHA, but the sad part is that it's true!!!

  27. next jta will be saying krackwhore isn't real and isn't bitching at the listeners
    you are susposed to burn the trash when you take it out it keeps the rats and other useless creatures away


  28. "(RJI) bashing pirate listeners"
    don't talk about krakwhore that way
    he is a really nice guy

    he is one of the few who would deliver you a blow job from the lagomurph

  29. Yes Pirate Radio “used” to be fun!
    By Commander Bunny | May 27, 2012
    Until the CRIMINAL element over-ran it and have hacked their way into every corner of Pirate Radio.

    The Criminal Element has over taken Pirate Radio and now freely post on HF Underpants and inferior blogs
    How interesting that every one of the self professed “Bunny-haters” have long and unsettling CRIMINAL RECORDS. One can only wonder why they want to over-run Pirate Radio, but the fact is, the Bunny-haters all have first hand experience with the U.S. and Canadian criminal justice systems and long criminal records.

    A well known "bunny-hater" on his recent incarceration in a Lansing, Michigan jail.

    Well known HF Underpants posters and the people behind some of the inferior websites that attack Commander Bunny. Know your criminals in Pirate Radio and "blogging" circles.
    Do not share any personal information with any of these people. Some have been convicted of “identity theft” and “credit card fraud”. Any personal information you give to them will be used to commit a felony and possibly entangle you in the criminal justice system and ruin your credit. Know the criminals who are ruining Pirate Radio.

    Bunny-haters contemplate their next move to undermine Pirate Radio
    Yes Pirate Radio “used” to be fun. But the criminals (some still with outstanding warrants) have ruined it with their lies, scams, schemes and frauds. The criminal element has taken the “FUN” out of Pirate Radio and they post often on HF Underpants.

    what the fuck retard rabbit!!
    if YOU broadcast a signal no matter how small YOU are a CRIMINAL too tou STUPID BASTARD !


  30. See what happens when the Lagomurph doesn't get the negative attention he craves? He dons the PVC gimp suit with rabbit ear antennae, breaks out his bondage toys, stuffs a big red gobstopper in his gob and blargs for your attention.

  31. With every passing bunny blog post, my respect for Ragnar (who provides Pat Murphy with the WBNY website) goes down another notch.

  32. I think the word you are looking for, is "enabler".

  33. Again Jerry accuses others of what he is guilty of himself. Hacking ... yup. Identity theft ... yup. and worse.

    Of course, the furry one had friends do his dirty work.

    And how about that kiddie porn he posted under Radio Bob's name?

    Keep pushing bunny. Perhaps some people don't know that the surface has only been scratched. I am not one of them, and I am growing weary of this.

  34. Every single show that Ragnar produces features WBNY or "Pat".

    So much attention for a tiny 10 watt station that almost nobody hears.

    Sure Ragnar does a fantastic job with the rest of the shows. Its called "dedication to the cause".

    But the unfortunate thing is, Bunny is "the cause".

    Media manipulation at it's finest.

  35. hey bunny and company if it isn't fun anymore why don't you just stop and let others have fun instead of ruining it for everyone else

  36. i'm not having any fun at all, my mum still won't let me play with fridge magnets

  37. gregorygettingstabbed.jpg hmm.....I bet this is just Mike's way of trying to yank someone's chain right?

  38. Yes, he's been desperate to provoke some kind of reaction out of me for some time now. I've been so busy elsewhere, I guess he thinks I've run out of revelations.

    When he gets it, it'll be both barrels, point blank.

    (Figuratively speaking, of course :-D )

  39. If he keeps this up,he's going to lose any shot he has at being Depends' national spokesperson.

  40. He doesn't care about Depends, now that he's the national spokesman for N.A.M.B.L.A!

  41. This guy is so chock full of bullshit, it's not even funny.

  42. Who? The little dangling dingleberries above?

  43. Has anyone had any contact with this professor? If so, how did it go?


  45. Ragnar, why do you continue to enable Pat Murphy's attacks on DXers by providing him with a website?

  46. Because Pat has all of Ragnar's personal information too....

    If Ragnar kicked him off his website, what do you suppose would happen next?!

  47. someone fishing again

    use better bait


  48. It was remarked in the FRW this week that the FRN has been dead for days. I say, let sleeping dogs die.

  49. bow fucking wow fooktard

  50. It was remarked in the FRW this week that the FRN has been dead for days. I say, let sleeping dogs die.

    June 9, 2012 12:34 AM

    that dog has rabies it needs to be put down

  51. Let lying dogs sleep.

  52. Put lying dogs to sleep.

  53. Sleep dog, put lying down.

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  55. June 9, 2012 12:34 AM

    Anonymous said...

    It was remarked in the FRW this week that the FRN has been dead for days. I say, let sleeping dogs die.

    Interesting that the FRW hasn't been updated on the FRN since May 26.

  56. FRW finally updated for June 2nd and 16th but no mention of the FRN being dead in either issue.

  57. FRW 852 and 854 were posted on the FRN. 853 is conspicuously absent; it had this comment in it by Frodge: "Have the doldrums set in? Nothing posted on the FRN since 6/5 when I looked a little while ago."

    Same old same old practices on the FRN. You only get to see what they want you to see.

  58. Same old same old practices on the FRN. You only get to see what they want you to see.

    June 15, 2012 10:16 PM

    what were you expecting

    a cookie to go along with the rootkits and viruses !

  59. thought jta took out the trash

    Pat Murphy
    Former Cat Herder

    Posts: 1056
    Registered: Dec 98
    posted June 17, 2012 14:14 Click Here to See the Profile for Pat Murphy Click Here to Email Pat Murphy Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote Don't know how many of you know about this, but I think its pretty cool.

    Professor Wayne Hepler is doing a documentary about Pirate Radio. From what he's told me its not the usual kind that focuses on European "Radio Caroline" pirates, but covers the whole spectrum, including North American Pirates.

    He has interviewed a lot of different people and characters from the Pirate world and its my understanding that he'll premiere the documentary at Winterfest 2013. He's done filming and in the mix/production phase of the project now.

    Just thought everyone would be happy to hear that North American Pirates are getting some credit for a change. He's filming all the pirates in shadow silhouette so identities aren't compromised.

    The nice thing is that the Professor has a background in radio and tv, both on air and production so he has a better understanding of where Pirate Operators are coming from.

    Thanks to Professor Hepler and his efforts to document North American Pirate Radio. Long overdue.

  60. He's filming all the pirates in shadow silhouette so identities aren't compromised.

    Apparently he's leaving it to Murphy to compromise their identities.

  61. You've got to admit Pat has plenty of experience for that job.

    I guess it beats Burger King?

  62. Chris Smolinshit Pat Murphy said...

    er, um, ah, yes, that is true, Corq is smart, she is pretty and absolutely not the piece of shit her Pappa said she is. I uh, personally know her, and can attest to her brilliance in running the HF Underpants site and keeping any serious Pirate DX'ers away, and only the insider Bunny-haters posting. All this is true and I, uh, she is a Genius. Just read that Guise Faux blog and you can't help but see the genius of me, uh, her. Jesus, I hope I can edit this post before it gets on the internet. I've, uh, she's got an Internet Diploma, I, er, she should be able to do anything on the Interent possible. I, uh, she is smart, I, oh, is pretty. I'm, oh shit, she is not ugly.

    June 19, 2012 12:14 PM

    Pat, no need to get all spun up just because you lost your narcissistic control over the hobby. It doesn't mean you're worthless, just completely worthless.

  63. Wow! I just saw that Jerry was convicted on 45 of the 48 charges. Oh, wait... Sorry, wrong Jerry.

    You have to admit, it was an honest mistake

  64. S. Meli PortopattiJune 23, 2012 at 2:01 AM

    Both are roughly the same age and obsessed with pedophilia. That's a narrow demographic.

    I wonder if they've met at the mid-Atlantic NAMBLA mixers?

  65. FRW 855 & 853 both posted on the FRN 6/22. New policy, even issues first, odd issues later.

  66. keyword= >was<

    Welcome to The Grapevine Pirate Shortwave
    This place is for discussion of free radio, unlicensed, illegal and pirate radio,
    usually relating to shortwave bands but also may include FM or broadcast band operations.
    These broadcasters often work outside the law and violate FCC regulations in the process.
    Supporting this form of free speech is why the FRN came to be and what the FRN >was< originally all about

    what is it actually all about now?

  67. This just in - Pat Murphy of WBNY outsources PR and program content to KCNA of North Korea:
    VICTORY to Commander Bunny and all the WBNY – Rodent Revolution supporters who handily defeated the ill prepared, slack-jawed, lip-drooling, knuckle-dragging ape-humans who started a war, they could never hope to either finish of win. ”I beat them with one paw tied behind my back” said Commander Bunny. ”they were mental midgets, oh sorry, mentally challenged monkeys, that fell down at the first volley in return for their idiotic attacks” he further explained.

  68. Just substitute "winning pirate war" for "successful missile test", and you can re-use North Korean propaganda, at a considerable cost savings. Probably handy with the dramatic drop in t-shirt sales revenue Pat is seeing.

  69. The Pirate War 2011 is over, lets hope the stoopid monkeys who started it (Poet & NRS) have learned their lessons and won’t be picking any more fights they can’t win.

  70. On top of all the other things we already know he is, it would appear that Commander Murphy Bunny is ALSO a SELL-OUT:

    WBCQ is NOT pirate radio!

    (and it would seem to be a waste of time, running on 5110 at 0000 UTC at the height of summer, 50kw or no! LMAO!!)

  71. WBCQ runs approximately 10 kW on 5110 khz. That info is via one of inmates of the Monticello trailer.

    Of course,Al,doesn't tell you that when you're shelling out the dough for your program. ;)

  72. Bunny: "Rabbit-racism" LOL

    I have nothing against bunnies.

    But Rat-racism? Guilty as hell. And proud of it.

  73. keep whining, asshats, the rabbit is winning.

    1. In your mind only.

      Even you can't deny the lack of FRN activity and how ironic is it that no one bothered to log Bunny's 'Victory' show the first night it was broadcast.

  74. of course he is a asshat
    as for winning
    Supporting this form of free speech is why the FRN came to be and what the FRN >was< originally all about

  75. The logs that Pat does get are actually distributed by him to his toadies by email just before the "broadcast".They don't actually turn on their radios; they just cut from the email and paste into the log posting on the FRN. Saves all of that complicated and baffling radio tuning that none of them understand.

  76. LOL. If this is winning, I'd hate to see what you would call losing.

  77. Pat Murphy winning? The Commander believes he is winning, because of the affectionate cooings of his Sock Puppet Cult. That is ,of course, when they can remove their sycophantic lips from the Snitch Bunny's keister.
    Also, when you pay for the privilege of being a "pirate" to announce your "victory", obviously you are a LOSER.

  78. Muahahahahahahahehehohohahahahaha!!!!

  79. Taliaferro GreavesJuly 2, 2012 at 3:31 AM

    Pat is a studio pirate at heart. Getting Kracker and Coz to give him a spot on Area 51 is par for the course. He's had those two in his pocket for years. The guy has never had the guts to get his own hands dirty.

    I wonder who will be relaying the RFS 4th of July special?

  80. The man who produces and broadcasts WMLK yearly proclaims he's a victim of "rabbit-ism"?

    Some people have a cross to bear,Pat has plenty to burn.

  81. The Lagomurph's recent comments about the Hepler documentary make it difficult to tell whether he's simply delusional and really believes the documentary will merely be another puff piece glorifying his legend (as if the world needs another North American Pirate Radio Hall of Fame), or whether the Murphy is trying to subtly discredit Hepler's project and discourage insiders from participating and divulging info that might cast Murphy is a less favorable light - if that's even possible.

  82. sure was a nice full moon wasn't it

  83. 3 entire piratesweeks without a mention of the rabid rabbit. I guess Ragnar doesn't want to go down with the ship.

    Oh wait, the ship is fine. It's the rats that are drowning.

  84. Uncle Tully,remember your blood pressure. You know Jerry is touched in the head. "Hare-brained" is what Grandma always called him.

    How are things over your way on this fine 4th of July evening?

  85. Taliaferro GreavesJuly 4, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    Why young Winston,how are you! Is your sister still going to school at Sweetbriar?

    Jerry has always been troubled. Did your father tell you how he used to steal everyone's socks? He was such a strange child.

    It was a fine 4th here. We fired the old brass cannon Great-Grandpa captured from the Yankees. Scored a direct hit on the Magic Mart.

    Good thing we found this place. It looks like Jerry has popped his cork again.

  86. I am hereby sorry to inform you all that starting tomorrow our site along with many other sites dedicated to pirate radio will effectively be closed down by the FCC stemming from a new mandate to remove all websites and forums dedicated to teaching and discussion of radio transmitters used for pirate and other illicit radio activity or face harsh fines and manual removal of such websites by force.

    The site will remain open for a short time until the FCC replaces it with a large banner telling everyone why it was closed with a link that will bring viewers to the FCCs new rule mandate page with articles on thought crimes, devious behavior, and general mischief and the punishments one would receive if they commit such crimes.

  87. Your name is hereby? Surely you jest.

  88. No, I am not jesting. And don't call me Shirley.

  89. Blogger John Poet said...

    Yes, he's been desperate to provoke some kind of reaction out of me for some time now. I've been so busy elsewhere, I guess he thinks I've run out of revelations.

    When he gets it, it'll be both barrels, point blank.

    (Figuratively speaking, of course :-D )

    May 30, 2012 10:29 AM
    well Poet what you waiting for ?
    anyone with a half a shot glass of brains knows he/it/them would do it

  90. Taliaferro GreavesJuly 5, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    I say,I say..... do you think Jerry is behind this? One of his great-Grandaddies went to work for the revenuers during the Whisky Rebellion. Traitorous behavior runs deep in that man's veins.

  91. Armistead R. GreavesJuly 6, 2012 at 7:48 AM

    He's a bad one Tully,no doubt about it.

    Not too smart,though. I heard he married an accountant and was stunned when she cleaned him out in the divorce?

    Now he's is claiming to be the number one patient in an on air looney contest? The only number one concerning that ol' boy is what's between his ears and runs down his chin.

    Too much inbreeding with that particular bunch of Graves.

  92. She had your dark suit in greasy wash water all year. Don't ask me to carry an oily rag like that. They used an aggressive policeman to flag thoughtless motorists

  93. The latest I heard was that WBNY is switching to an all-Internet format; Internet broadcasting and eQSLs exclusively. This is in response to years of declining loggings and a distinct lack of notice given to WBNY shows sent out over the airwaves.

  94. Army,you can't let Jerry get to you. Remember Grandpa telling the story about catching him trying to mount the goat?

    By the way,I think that fellow ranting about dark suits and oily rags might be a bit touched?

  95. The latest I heard was that WBNY is switching to an all-Internet format; Internet broadcasting and eQSLs exclusively. This is in response to years of declining loggings and a distinct lack of notice given to WBNY shows sent out over the airwaves.

    July 6, 2012 10:47 AM

    perhaps you are listening in the wrong dimension of frequency

    14313 usb seems a bit of a strange place to hear wbny/commander bunny but it fits right in

  96. Blogs left unattended for 90 days will be deemed irrelevant.

  97. H. Boatright GravesJuly 9, 2012 at 5:42 AM

    Jerry will have no problem filling that quota. He posts something about rabbits and monkeys at a near daily pace. The boy is obsessed.

    He'll still be irrelevant,but he'll make that deadline.

  98. I've got balls of steel.

  99. your selectors are locked

    your channel is centered

    your selectors are locked

    your channel is centered

  100. Taliaferro GreavesJuly 10, 2012 at 11:33 PM

    Winston, I missed your question about where I was living? I'm staying on the old Todd place just south of Union Hall.

    You should come down this weekend,we'll do a little fishing.

    Why we could go visit Jerry? he's usually at his family's old homeplace in Peckerwood Level on weekends.

    Maybe we can talk some sense into him? Bring Great-Grandaddy's straight-jacket just in case he still spouting that rabbit stuff.

    Boatright Graves? You old "e" dropper. I've got my eye on you. Please tell your Mother I said,"Hello".

  101. Tully,from reading his blog,it seems Jerry Mike has gone off the deep end yet again. Now he claims not to be a radio Rabbit,but has reverted back to his old Pat Murphy incarnation.

    I better bring the tranquilizer gun,Peckerwood Pat is on the loose.

  102. Taliaferro GreavesJuly 14, 2012 at 7:48 PM

    Peckerwood Pat? LOL! That suits the boy to a "t".

    He's gone off,no doubt. The fella who delivers my paper said he saw Jerry Mike wandering around Moneta yesterday with a cardboard sign saying "Will transmit for food."

    Poor Cousin Peckerwood.

  103. Moneta is an unincorporated community in Bedford County, Virginia, United States, along Route 122 between Bedford and Rocky Mount; Route 122 follows a bypass around the community.

    Moneta was popularized as the shooting location for scenes in the movie What About Bob?. In the movie, Bob arrived by bus with his goldfish and went into a local general store, which still stands.

    Moneta is one of several postal address for homes located on both sides of Smith Mountain Lake, whether in Bedford County or in Franklin County, since there is no Smith Mountain Lake postal address.

  104. What About Bob? is a 1991 comedy film directed by Frank Oz, and starring Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss. Murray plays Bob Wiley, a multiphobic psychiatric patient who follows his successful and egotistical psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin (played by Dreyfuss) on vacation. When the unstable Bob befriends the other members of Marvin's family, it pushes the doctor over the edge.

    Bob Wiley (Bill Murray) is a good-natured man who suffers from multiple phobias. He feels good about the results of an initial session with Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss), a New York psychiatrist with a huge ego, but is immediately left on his own with a copy of Leo’s new book, Baby Steps, when the doctor goes on vacation to Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire. Unable to cope, Bob follows Leo to his vacation home, where Bob’s stay in town is facilitated by the Guttmans (Tom Aldredge and Susan Willis), a couple who hold a grudge against Leo because he purchased the home they had been saving to buy.

    Leo refuses to treat Bob while on vacation and attempts to avoid any further contact, but Bob gets along fine with the rest of Leo’s family and continues to socialize with them. Leo’s children Anna (Kathryn Erbe) and Sigmund (Charlie Korsmo) find that Bob relates well to their problems, in contrast with their father’s clinical approach, while Bob begins to gain an enjoyment of life from his association with them. Bob goes sailing with Anna and convinces Sigmund to dive into the lake, a fear Leo was unable to help him overcome. Jealous Leo pushes Bob into the lake and Leo’s wife, Fay (Julie Hagerty), insists on inviting Bob to dinner to apologize—although Bob thinks Leo’s slights against him have been accidental. At dinner, Leo’s angry outburst at Bob causes him to choke, and Bob saves his life with the Heimlich maneuver. A thunderstorm then forces Bob to spend the night. Leo wants Bob out of the house by 6:30. But, Bob is still present as Leo is interviewed on Good Morning America to publicize Baby Steps. The interviewer ends up insisting that Bob participate in the interview, and Leo manages to make a fool of himself while Bob speaks glowingly of Leo and the book and steals the limelight.

    Outraged, Leo throws a tantrum and then attempts to have Bob committed, but Bob is soon released after befriending the staff of the institution and demonstrating his sanity. Forced to retrieve him, Leo then abandons Bob in the middle of nowhere, but Bob quickly gets a ride back to Leo’s house while a variety of mishaps delay Leo until nightfall. Leo is then surprised by the birthday party that Fay has been secretly planning for him, and he is delighted to see his beloved sister Lily (Fran Brill). But when Bob appears and puts his arm around Lily, Leo becomes completely enraged and attacks him. Bob remains oblivious to Leo’s hostility, and Fay explains that Leo has been acting unacceptably as a result of an inexplicable grudge against Bob, and she reluctantly asks him to leave; Bob sadly agrees. Meanwhile, Leo breaks into a sporting goods store, stealing a rifle and explosives. Bob becomes terrified while walking through the dark woods and is easily kidnapped at gunpoint by Leo, who straps the explosives to Bob and ties him up, calling it "death therapy." Using Leo’s "Baby Steps" approach, Bob manages to free himself; he reunites with Leo and his family out on the vacation home’s dock and then the explosives destroy the house. This leaves Leo in a catatonic state.

    Some time later, Leo is brought to Lily and Bob’s wedding. Upon their pronouncement as husband and wife, Leo regains his senses and screams, "No!" but the sentiment is lost in the family’s excitement at his recovery. The film ends on a title card:

    Bob went back to school and became a psychologist.
    He then wrote a huge best seller: Death Therapy.
    Leo is suing him for the rights.

  105. The movie was filmed in and around the town of Moneta, Virginia located on Smith Mountain Lake. Production had to go south because at the real Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire, the leaves were already turning for the fall season. While there is a lake in New Hampshire named Winnipesaukee, there is no town by that name (as the film implies). This generated chuckles in lake area movie cinemas where the film was shown. Filming lasted from August 27- November 21 1990.

    The house used in the filming still stands. The exploding house was a prop house built for the explosion on a nearby lake front lot; the local inhabitants gathered to watch the explosion from land and boats.

    The scenes of Bob arriving in town on the bus with his goldfish were filmed in downtown Moneta, which was spruced up and repainted for the movie.

    The local institute which Leo tries to commit Bob in is actually the local Elks Home for retirees in the nearby town of Bedford, Virginia.
    Originally director Frank Oz had Woody Allen in mind for the role of Dr. Leo Marvin, given Allen's reputation for quirkiness in his films. Allen declined the role, and Richard Dreyfuss ultimately was cast.
    Bill Murray as Bob Wiley
    Richard Dreyfuss as Dr. Leo Marvin
    Julie Hagerty as Fay Marvin
    Charlie Korsmo as Siggy Marvin
    Kathryn Erbe as Anna Marvin
    Tom Aldredge as Mr. Guttman
    Susan Willis as Mrs. Guttman
    Roger Bowen as Phil
    Fran Brill as Lily Marvin
    Brian Reddy as Carswell Fensterwald, M.D.
    Doris Belack as Dr. Catherine Tomsky
    Melinda Mullins as Marie Grady, Good Morning America Interviewer
    Marcella Lowery as Betty, Switchboard Operator
    Margot Welch as Gwen, Switchboard Operator
    Barbara Andres as Claire, Dr. Marvin's Secretary
    Aida Turturro as Prostitute
    Stuart Rudin as Crazy Man in New York Street
    Cortez Nance Jr. as Lobby Doorman
    Lori Tan Chinn as Bus Driver
    Dennis Scott as Motorcycle Cop (as Dennis R. Scott)
    Charles Thomas Baxter as Nursing Home Guard
    Donald J. Lee Jr. as Nursing Home Attendant
    Reg E. Cathey as Howie, Good Morning America Director
    Tom Stechschulte as Lennie, Good Morning America Producer
    Russell Bobbitt as Good Morning America Crew Member
    Richard Fancy as Minister
    Joan Lunden as Herself
    April Cantor - (uncredited)

  106. What's that got to do with that Jerry guy wandering around town with that sign?

    He's scaring away the tourists. I haven't sold a gyro since he took up residence on the corner across the street.

    My son ran him off with a weedeater last night,but he'll be back,waving his sign and that little metal box he calls a transmitter.

    BTW,are any of you poets? He keeps screaming about how he hates poets.

    If he keeps it up,I'm sending the boy out tonight to clobber him with a copy of "The Iliad",hardback edition.

  107. send the boy out there with a baseball bat it's time to play whack a rat

  108. ☻/

    What About Bob?

  109. In addition to the “traditional” reasons, your mom may have had you circumcised for at least one or more of the reasons below that she won't tell you (and don't embarrass both of you by asking!):

    She wanted you to get blow jobs. Much more likely if you're clean, dry and don't smell bad. Circumcised boys often have to look up the word “smegma” in a dictionary. They have no idea what it is because they never produce any.

    She knew that girls like circumcision. It's clean (see above), and it's sexy. The sight of a bare glans (head of the penis) is a major turn on for most women.

    She knows or knew another woman who did not have her son circumcised at birth and later regretted it.

    She once had a bad experience with an uncircumcised man, or knew another woman who did.

  110. smegma
    : the secretion of a sebaceous gland; specifically: the foul-smelling pasty, cheesy sebaceous accumulation of desquamated epidermal cells and sebum that collects in moist areas like between the glans penis and the foreskin or around the clitoris and labia minora.
    "And they say, 'Well, you'll have cheese if you're not
    circumcised.' I like it! It's my cheese! Give it to me!"
    Howard Stern, talking about smegma, on his radio show, 4/11/00

    so in other words
    he is dick cheese

  111. Side note: While smegma may be reminiscent of a domestic cheese, ball sweat smells like mayonnaise!
    Smegma may taste like pumpkin pie, but I'd never know 'cuz I'd never eat the mutha' fucka'.

  112. Louise: Damn! What is that on the end of your snake, Sam?

    Sam: Fuck if I know. I've had it since the circus was in town last month. Smegma?

    Louise: Don't even get near me with that. It looks like you been fucking the spigot on the nacho cheese machine.

  113. SMEGMA=WBNY Commander Bunny QSL package

  114. I got my WBNY QSL package today. Never heard of them but all I had to do was send my personal information along with the details of a genuine pirate radio operator and they'll get a little surprise too.

  115. "Moneta is one of several postal address for homes located on both sides of Smith Mountain Lake, whether in Bedford County or in Franklin County, since there is no Smith Mountain Lake postal address."

    smith mountain lake?

    isn't that one of the places the bunny likes to go to transmit?

  116. Taliaferro GreavesJuly 16, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    I don't know about that,but he's sure got the residents in an uproar. They thought he was gone for good when his trailer collapsed in last years earthquake.

    Monty,did your boy get him with that book?

  117. He only grazed Jerry,Tully.It sent him running back towards Peckerwood Level double time,thank God.

    Your cousin is a scary sight,wandering around in that trench coat and bunny slippers holding his sign and that metal box.

    I don't how many mothers of young children have told me their kids are petrified of rabbits now? It's going to be a sad Easter around the lake next year.

  118. Beware the NAMBLA Rabbit.

  119. Was the Bunny on the Penn State football coaching staff?

  120. I see a certain blogger has forgotten to take his medications. He's back to his usual "poor, poor pitiful me" routine.
    Watching Commander Snitch Puppet drown in his own tears, as he whines and pouts about the reaction to his version of the "truth", is almost sad. But, while tasting his own salty sorrow, Commander Murphy can not resist the urge to play "Joan of Arc" to complain about his martyrdom.
    Well, Commander Murphy, the flames on your pyre are higher, because the fire feeds on your own bluster.

  121. Taliaferro GreavesJuly 16, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    Seems pretty lively to me,R.E.

    Have you seen ol' Jerry over your way?

  122. We're not quite dead. We just smell funny.

  123. Pat's latest run of WBNY spew blogs and self logging on the FRN is telling. The lack of control over the hobby and FRN worship is obvious.

    We haven't seen the worst yet. When the reality hits that he's the new Radio Bob for good, we're in for a real show.

  124. I know that smell. Are you kids burning rope up there again?

  125. i been circumcised
    where can i get one of those watches

  126. Commander Bunny for President.

    Of NAMBLA.

  127. NAMBLA? North American Marlon Brando Look Alikes?
    I head the Bunny was looking for openings in NAMBLA for a long time!

  128. "heard" not "head". Mea Culpa


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