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The Shadow – The Deathhouse Rescue 1937

Shadow_Death_From_NowhereThe radio show drama, The Shadow – The Deathhouse Rescue, which premiered on September 26, 1937, starred Orson Welles as Lamont Cranston, better known as The Shadow, and Agnes Moorhead as Margot Lane, Cranston’s constant companion and sidekick. (2)

The 1930s was a time when people needed to escape from reality because of the devastating effects of the Great Depression and the brutal antics Hitler was implementing in Germany and Europe. Escapism was the rule in all of the media including dime novels like The Shadow – Death from Nowhere (1) above left, movies and radio shows like The Shadow.

The Shadow character was described as a man with a genius level intellect who was in peak physical condition. He was a master detective, skilled marksman, martial artist, and a master of disguise and stealth. (2)

In this episode Cranston is tasked with clearing Paul Gordon’s name and rescuing him from his date with the electric chair. Can the Shadow accomplish the near impossible? I’m sure you already know the answer, but it is still fun to listen to him while he does it.

The Shadow always begins with “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows.” Give a listen.

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Naturally the good guy always wins. This is escapism after all, and the bad guys winning would be most depressing. The Shadow always ends with “The weed of crime bears bitter fruit. Crime does not pay… The Shadow knows!” (2) Thank you, Shadow. I feel better already.

And remind me to order some Blue Coal anthracite for my furnace.

Citations:
(1) “Shadow Death From Nowhere”. Via Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Shadow_Death_From_Nowhere.jpg#/media/File:Shadow_Death_From_Nowhere.jpg Retrieved 6/24/2015.
(2) The Shadow. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shadow. Retrieved 6/24/2015.

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Redneck Dumb and Dumber – Video FAIL

Unfortunately some folks just do not have enough sense to come in out of the rain. Some of them, like in our first video, make their own rain and get into trouble over it.

But that just makes it that much more fun to laugh at their antics.

In the first video, our hero answers nature’s call next to an electric fence. Bad idea, Joe Bob!

Watch the shenanigans:

I do believe that our hero may require some first aid in a rather sensitive area of the anatomy. And he also ruined a pair of pants in the process.

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It is difficult to determine which one of our redneck geniuses is Dumb and which on is Dumber. In our next video our man decides to demonstrate his athleticism by walking from post to post.

It turns out that he is not quite the jock he thought he was. Of course, there is pain involved and embarrassment too. Let’s look in on our hero as he tackles his obstacle course:

Now…be thankful you are safe and sound in front of your computer instead of embarrassing yourself in front of the whole world like our hero.

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Reporter Meets Horse's Butt
Reporter Meets Horse’s Butt

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Redneck Hand Grenade
Redneck Hand Grenade

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Worst Job Ever
Worst Job Ever

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Monkey See – Monkey Do Too

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