Cecil finds an old cassette tape of himself at age 15, and he is surprised at what it contains. Plus, a new exhibit at the Museum of Forbidden Technologies, Children's Fun Fact Science Corner, and an important message from new station management.
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Written by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor. Narrated by Cecil Baldwin.
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Perhaps you noticed something strange yesterday and per
a forgotten it.
Well god to night, although this I'll get the news in a moment, but first I
digging through some of these stored up belongings, claw
again my closet, you know try
toys, blood. So
rags, a Jim, the size of a fist that shows you visions of yourself as an old man staring wistfully back at the past. That is your now. That kind of thing
and I came across these Cosette tapes marked
see soul, radio, test age, fifteen.
You know, listeners
have no memory whatsoever of making these tapes isn't that
Weird at one point, they
That meant so much to me and now
Oh, they are just objects.
No remembered life attached to them at all. I thought
We could listen to them together, John
and you are
of the use out they're here
We go. I
Cecil here mom gave me this recorder for my birthday, so I could make my own radio shows, just like Leonard Burton Show, at the real night veil, community radio, I'm going
replace Leonard one day. I really want to plus the tablet,
down at City Hall say so, so I better STAR
Leonard always starts out his show with his big catchphrase and so
I'll, do it to just the way he doesn't euros.
The sun is actually cold. It's cold.
Empty and all is lost. Greetings
from night veil I was that hold up,
However, I want to hear that back which reads the start: button she's
again. Is that what I really sound like now?
This is so weird: ok, ok,
so in local news, a new pizza
opened an eye.
To it. It's called big Regos and it's pretty good.
I mean I prefer Sammy's ultimate slicer a by the rules
burned down last week, that's too bad
I'm sure, you'll be rebuilt, soon wait. What is that
it went away when I hit stop? Oh, but now
back again, it's kind of if this kind of flickering
in the corner of my eye. Like,
waving their arms right next to me, but when I turned there's nothing there as well,
Do you wanna hear me sing here's the
veil high fight song.
A flickering got really strong. When I saying oh
oh, oh, oh Leonards, gonna beyond soon alright go buy for now
as Leonard always says, see it.
They'll see well Listeners Leonard Burton now that takes
He back Leonard was the host of this very show. When I was a child,
I remember actually
I remember almost nothing.
Still, don't member making these tapes finally
On this show some things
strange to talk about, but first the news
The museum of forbidden technologies is proud to announce their new special exhibit a
star, delay and highly forbidden peace
technology brought to
by time. Travellers or a
shouldn't long dead, aliens, poor Russians or whatever
the technology will be kept in a locked vault with
Itself will be wrapped in thick black
and the Jews were they
hand, written sign, taped to one side, saying only nope,
Your ticket includes a free audio guide which will play
a single piercing tone designed to considerably remove you from the world of thought and sound and
The museum of forbidden technologies bring
thing even worse, might happen to them
and now for traffic.
Things looking clear out there today
The commuters feel like perhaps for the
first time in their entire lives
they are seeing themselves and the world around without illusions or denial. All of them have pulled there,
cars to the side of the road in the.
Hoddan shock of such
some more sobbing into their steering wheel touching there
skin and remembering what they haven't known. They had forgotten
others have stepped out
their cars and are picking up handfuls of dirt.
Laughing at the realisation this is bringing them about atoms and the union
a representative for these sheriffs secret police, announced that there
wasn't such a thing as a secret, not really
or that may be. The entire world was a secret and we
all in on it
She then saw a cloud she liked and smiled at it. So
be sure to allow a lot of extra time for any journeys today.
Beyond the lookout,
dazed people wandering into the roadway, because
out there. Today this has been trafficked.
All right, I admit, listeners, I'm very key.
Or yes, let's get back to these tapes of this
younger person with whom
I share a life Cecil again, my
other says that I'll never make it in radio, because my voice isn't right for it.
I need to get more like Leonard Wood. That perfect rate
your voice all high pitched.
Graving, like sandpaper justice
way, radio voices should be,
I've been seeing that movement more
even when I'm not recording it's like someone is war
towards me over
turn there's nothing there. And it's not that
faceless old woman who secretly lives in our home- because I asked her and the next day are
table had been flipped over and super gluten.
The floor, which
pretty sure is her way of saying. No
wish, whatever it is, would just say, hi whoa. I felt something touch me
I think maybe making these tapes is in
urging it, I'm I'm going to hit. Stop now: hey Cecil here
NEWS Leonard agreed to. Let me
turned down at the station doing all the things he doesn't have time to like organizing,
tape archive making the coffee and teeming
to station management for the prescribed three hours daily, I cannot wait to start
mother, says to beware being warned be wary. She says, is that every
Thing no matter what you say to her, so I think that means she's very proud of me pack. I,
very proud of me with my brother
Could be proud of me, but
family member is perfect. They become perfect.
When you learn to accept them for what they are.
don't remember having a brother, these tapes
don't make sense to me when,
did I in turn here.
In turn, cases
are there any records of me ever interning here.
Answers. I forgot,
His is never returned from investigating the bottomless pit in the intern break room.
The family members and loved ones of in turn. Hey sues! No! Well! You know the usual sorry just distracted.
More from these tapes of my miss remembered past soon, but first a word from our sponsors.
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oh my god, my first day as in in turn, was just need
didn't start out. Well, what would
brother staring at me from across the breakfast table with those hollow eyes and howling rather
is right, but one
I was in the radio station. I
do I have found home
a messy home follow,
Paul ways winding away into a labyrinth of audio equipment and tapes tax
just like home.
The station managements door with its
terrifying shadows whipping around in a hazy silhouette. Just like that goal.
The curtain in the living room back home? We never open- and
the windows looking out onto empty, recording studios that having been used in decades, but
still broadcast live, shows every night, some just heavily
amplified insect movement, others a whispered voice.
Describing a window opening a hand reaching in and then repeating a window opening a hand reaching in. Oh, oh and
working with Leonard Wood. He,
you through the glass of the booth and
signals you to crouch under a table and cover your head. You know this is. It
I am actually doing? Radio my mom
seems really proud of me to she
it from me for three days.
Like the longest ever
she's covered all the mirrors in my house. I'm not sure. Why
but I think it must be because a pride,
being proud, does all sorts of things due to a person. I'm I'm sorry, I got to say
did that. Weird movement is back and
Its closer now, hello, hello,
I'm am soul.
Cecil saw girl polymer.
And you cannot scare me you cannot
You cannot have
Let's just go to the weather, okay,.
Where does this leave this rice, bearded gown gas ass? I build bridges with these countries and the circle around the table. I say my name has meanwhile join hands that you feel much sign. This peace are able to do so so, along with my duties, money where you can t comes mining money and they told us not loud, swaying river slowly, like rust, ships in the world all the way back. Some ancient follow stoves, shadows, watch, watch, stabs, shadows, steps ass, start
in turning, is going rate. Mom is gone, oh Leonard, a super nice to me. My brother is gone to family right. I think I'm learning a lot at the station. All the mirrors in my house are uncovered now and I'm not sure who did that I'm standing in front of the whole mirror right now am I changed my becoming an adult. I look more grown, I think more professional Leonard said if I work hard, maybe I'll be your radio per cent or myself some day Leonard said he once was smaller too, but that he is larger. Now that everything is larger, that everything in the universe is growing to towering sizes, but all at once, all in unison. So no one notices and it is all the same relative to itself Leonard lulls, his tongue, out of his thick purple, lips, Leonard hisses, being and in turn, is great. That flickering movement is everywhere now, especially looking in this mirror, I see the flickering movement and I know I know it. I think the radio station is fun. I think the radio station is hidden. I think the radio station is like a dark planet lit by no son. I think, therefore, I soon won't be I'm looking in a mirror. The mirror is not covered. The flickering movement is just behind me. I. What is this?
What is this? What no matter I'm taking the two.
Just now and I'm crushing it.
In a little pieces.
Of have to think about it again, I'll just double.
Check that the mirror in these station bathroom is covered
and then that will be that done forgotten.
We all do foolish things when we are teenagers
we all have foolish false events that happen to US foolish gap,
in our memories.
Everything that has happened as
specially our younger listener consider
This when we-
talk about teenagers, we adults often talk with an air of scorn of expectation for disappointment,
and this can make people who are presently teenagers, feel very defensive, but
Everyone should understand
that none of us are talking to that
teenagers that exist now, but
Looking back to
teenager we ourselves, one
oh stupid mistake sand lack,
bodies that hadn't yet begun to slump into a lasting, nothing
any teenager who exists now is insight
dental to the potent mix of nostalgia
And shame with which we speak to our younger cells. May we all remember what it was like to be so young may we remember it factually and now
remember anything that is false or incorrect.
May we all be human, beautiful, stupid temporal and lets
and ass. The sun sets I play
It's my hand upon my four feet, but it is still beating and remind myself. Past performance is not a predictor of future results
day to now, for whatever happens,
in your life good night night veil, good night.
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