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The Perils of Podcasting (or trying to)

We are experiencing technical difficulties.

Rather than spending so much time in editing we are trying to use the equipment we’ve had a few years, a mixer and real mics.

I’ve been working that most of the afternoon and I have to be up at 3AM for a project for work at 5AM. There’s an hour an twenty minute drive between here and there. You can see my lack of time this weekend.

So during this week we are going to pull a decent show together (on paper) and give this a real go next weekend.

But Sam said we can’t disappoint both of our fans so here you go:

No Show This Week

We’ll call that episode 3.75.

Thanks for reading and listening.

That’s it. That’s the post.

Seegars

Things In The Dark

There are things out there in the dark that most of us ignore.

It doesn’t have to be completely dark. It could be out there in the woods, the shadows between the trees.


SeegarsInSC Podcast: Things In The Dark

I’m not big on Bigfoot, although I don’t dismiss that there’s something to all the stories.

You’ve seen a gorilla. I’ve seen a gorilla. But until recent history they were no more than a myth. Explorers would come back with stories from African jungles about ill-tempered hairy, giant beasts with incredible strength and they were dismissed by scientists as nonsense.

Legend has it that the first report of gorillas come from the Greek explorer Hanno in the fifth century.

Hanno traveled to the western coasts of Africa, Sierra Leone and the Gulf of Guinea, and reported an island filled with savage people covered in hair.

Andrew Batell, a British explorer, told tales of seeing β€œmonsters covered with hair except for their face and hands that slept in trees and fed on fruit. According to him, they looked like giant hair covered men.

In 1847 Dr. Thomas Savage (Doc Savage?!) managed to obtain several gorilla bones including a skull in Liberia, and published the very first formal description of the great ape.

Paul du Chaillu became the first modern European to see a live gorilla during his expeditions to equatorial Africa.

And mountain gorillas were believed a myth until 1902.

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From Weird Carolinas:

Woollyboogers, Boojums, or Skunk Apes have been seen by scores of Carolinians. Including law enforcement officers, librarians, schoolteachers, and members of the clergy-by people, in other words, who usually tell the truth.

A guy from Mechanicsville, SC, named Cal is among the many people who have been lucky enough to catch a glimpse of one of them in the Carolina swamps, back in the mid-1980s. As he told us, β€œMe, my cousin, and my father were idling up the Great Pee Dee River in a small boat. I was shooting a .22 pistol at some things and while I was looking toward the left bank I saw something that did not look right, but could not tell what it was. Then all in a split second it stood up and dove into the river with his arms stretched out, just like a man would dive, and it never was seen again. We went over and looked for track on the hard muddy surface…when I first saw it, it was on its feet with its knees bent, kneeling down like it was doing something between his legs. As I said, β€˜Look!’ It was already going into the water. My father saw it as it was going in, but it all happened in about two seconds. I don’t β€˜think’ I saw a Skunk Ape, I know I saw one.”

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Now, here’s the thing, I know Cal. I have spent time around him. I know him to be a good man and a good father. I know him to be very straight forward. I haven’t seen him in years, we used to run in the same circles of geocachers. But that’s one account I cannot dismiss. And with that, I can’t dismiss all the rest.

Yes, there are things out there in the dark. Things you may not want to see.

But they’re still there. And they see you.

That’s it. That’s the post.

Seegars.

I Won’t Hide

I won’t hide.

I’ve recently dropped a lot of things. Facebook and Facebook messenger have been deleted from my phone. I’m tired of their censorship. They came for a lot of Conservatives very quickly. (Although, I am now seeing that they’re coming for the Left as well.)


Amazon Web Services shut Parler out. No a conservative website but one of free speech. Okay. They can do that I suppose. But I don’t have to give them my money anymore. Amazon Prime/Video isn’t welcome in our home.


I haven’t considered myself a part of the Right for some time. I’ve been pushed to the middle but I don’t consider myself a Libertarian.

I have considered myself a man “without a country” politically speaking for quite some time. Although I have voted conservative. Why? Because the Left keeps pushing more radical people into office.


It’s the first month of 2021. And I literally feel like a man without a country.

We are being destroyed from within.
D. C. is locked down with armed troops. Fences are installed around the Capitol building. I’ve visited there several times and what I’m seeing now is unrecognizable.


We are not America anymore. Not the United States.


This is Newmerica.


I have also being degooglefying my phone (new word?).

Gmail and Google Photos are still there. I have to figure out how to download all my photos. Gmail isn’t a problem. I don’t use email that much, so not that big a deal to me.

I just don’t know where to go. I would rather have a phone that doesn’t connect and be monitored by everyone.

I’m not a paranoid person but I know that things are being used against us in the guise of being helpful.

Yesterday I got in the car and looked at the gas gauge and said out loud, β€œYep. I need gas.” I hit the Apple Maps app on my phone and there were directions to the gas station I use all the time in town.

All I wanted to do was go get a haircut.

That is just strange, that is someone listening. Or some thing, rather.


I’ve been wanting to do a podcast for quite some time.

I did one episode of a podcast with one friend and seven or eight spiders with two other friends. It was a good time but didn’t work at time wise so I’m going at it alone. If there are any of my friends reading or listening to this I’d be glad to have ya. I’d like to have a conversation with several of you.


Like I said, I’m not paranoid. I just…I’m living in a world where if I’m not with you I’m against you.

And that’s not how it is.

I’m with my family and friends. I’m gonna watch out for them. As a Christian I feel for everyone’s problems and plights. But, you can’t save everybody.

That’s just the way the world is.

I’m just trying to make it out here.

That’s it. That’s the post.

Seegars

So this is the podcast version of this over on Anchor. It’s free and I can put a little something out there while I get my bearings. Don’t have high expectations going in and I promise you will not be disappointed.