Thursday, March 26, 2009

Episode #52

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Now into chapter 7 (part 2) of the Conqueror Series - Time's Fell Hand by the Late L.J. Maas.

The song snippet this week is Sarah Brightman's Harem Album - You take my breath away.

The book review by my wench this week is All The Wrong Places by Karin Kallmaker. The review synopsis can be read here.

The two forums I mentioned on the show, the Xena Online Community (XOC) - Subtext Zone can be seen here and the AUSXIP Talking Xena - Subtext Central can be seen here.

As usual if you have any song dedications, announcements, news or just want to shoot some words around, please email me at

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Episode #51

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Welcome back!

We have a Winner for our Inaugural XNU Competition!
The Winner is....(drum roll please) Congratulations to Becky Summers of West Palm Beach, Florida.
She is the winner of Sweet Slumber - Love's Heavenly Messenger (The Bradford Exchange) Heart Shaped Plate valued at over $55.

Here are the answers for the competition:
  1. Liz Freidman
  2. Bacchus
  3. Anemoi
  4. Approximately 1450 BC but with new technology it places it around 1627 Bc and1600 BC
  5. Knossos
  6. Heinrich Schliemann
  7. Goddess Aphrodite, Greek mythology, from her heel
  8. "Oh my God, She killed Kenny. That Bitch!" & "Geronimo"
  9. Seven
  10. The Bride with White Hair
  11. Corinth, Greece
  12. The Feeling you've heard this bullshit before
So those where the answers. I hope you enjoyed researching and finding out a little about all those different facts.

Now on with the show!

The song snippet this week is sent in by Ina from Germany, no dedication. It is Kerli - Walking on Air.

The book review sent in this week from my book wench is The Killing Room by Gerri Hill. It can be reviewed here.

We also have a movie review sent in from a new listener Fae, it is Kissing Jessica Stein. You can review it here.

All emails for songs, movies, books, news or just Hello's & Thanks can be sent to

Monday, March 9, 2009

Episode # 50

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Welcome to the half century mark!

In this week's episode as promised, we have the 1st ever XNU competition.
The questions have been read on the show but as stated, I would have them here as well in case some of you did not understand what one of the questions was.
  1. Everyone can participate
  2. How you get your answers is up to you.
  3. First in - best dressed......or answered as the case may be. The first email I receive with all questions answered correctly and matching my answers will be the winner.
  4. The winner will be contacted by email.
  5. The winner must then reply to the notification of winning within 3 days so that I can gather all details necessary to post the prize.
  6. If no reply to that email within 3 days, the prize is forfeited and it defaults to the second email entry that is correct.
The winner will be announced on the 51st Episode Show and the prize revealed.

Here are the questions - (Good luck everyone):
  1. Who wrote the disclaimers for the Xena Warrior Princess show?
  2. Name the 1st God to get killed by Xena?
  3. What are the mythological beings that personify the winds called?
  4. When (approximately) did the Minoan civilization collapse into flaming destruction?
  5. From what archeological land did Faience become RE-discovered?
  6. Who, with his excavation of spectacular gold artifacts at Mycenae, gave first substance to the writings of Homer?
  7. What God's blood, from what culture and from what part of their body give the red rose it's color?
  8. What was the episode name and what was screamed from a lice Xena threw into the fire?
  9. How many episodes of Xena do not have disclaimers?
  10. What 1993 film was the inspiration for bringing a woman warrior into Hercules?
  11. Where is LAT - N37°56 LON - E22°55?
  12. What is the meaning or definition of De Ja Moo? (Yes, Moo).
The song snippet this week, a request from Laura (my running buddy) in the Uk is Girls Aloud and the title is The Loving Kind.

No book review this week in honor of the competition.

Send in all your emails regarding songs, movies, books or just to say "Hey, thanks for the great job'....hint hint

Good Luck everyone!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Episode #49

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We are on chapter 4 of Tale III-Time's Fell Hand in the Conqueror Series by the Late L.J. Maas.

The song snippet this week is Holly Valance's - Kiss Kiss.

Here is the comment written in the Tulsa Newspaper I discussed:
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Anna Conda, Tulsa (3/3/2009 8:36:16 AM)
To all you bible thumping, think you know it all, self righteous, religious bigots:

Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and I try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind him that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination. End of debate.

I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some of the specific laws and how to best follow them.

1. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord (Lev. 1:9). The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?

2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?

3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness (Lev. 15:19-24). The problem is, how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

4. Lev. 25:44 states that I may indeed possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians?

5. I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself?

6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination (Lev. 11:10), it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this?

7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle room here?

8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev.19:27. How should they die?

9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?

10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev. 19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread. (cotton/polyester blend) He also tends to curse and blaspheme alot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? (Lev.24:10-16) Couldn't we just burn them to death at a private family affair like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)

I know you have studied these things extensively, so I am confident you can help.

Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchanging.

Your devoted disciple and adoring fan.

As usual, please send in all suggestions books, stories, movies or any dedications or even any news such as the one above to
And don't forget about the competition next week in Episode #50!
P.S. - Don't forget to feed the Narrator!