The Un...expected. - Jay Maynard

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Friday, 4 July 2003

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1043 - The Un...expected.

The first line of vakkotaur's recent post deserves an explanation.

We've taken a lot of trips in my car. I've mentioned the XM satellite radio I've got in it before, and it's really good on long trips to keep the boredom down. Our favorite channel, long-term, has been channel 164, the old-time radio channel.

One program they run occasionally is from the earlier days of radio. Titled The Unexpected, it specializes in telling stories with a twist at the end. Since it's 15 minutes long, they usually run two back-o-back. The twist usually isn't too dramatic, certainly by the standards of 2003.

The fun part is their schtick. They open with several repetitions of "The unexpected!", by several different voices, seriously over-dramatized. As if that's not enough, when they're getting ready to spring the twist, they stop, and then the announcer says, "You think that's the end of the story. But wait: fate takes a hand. Wait for...The Un..Expected!" I can't help but chuckle when they do that.

It's gotten to the point that all I have to do is say "the un...expected!', in that same silly over-dramatized manner, to get us both chuckling.

current mood: [mood icon] amused

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