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Gumby and Pokey, Wherefore Art Thou?

Gumby and Pokey in the Field of Dreams

Was there ever a more flexible fellow than Gumby?

Born the eternally adaptable brainchild of California filmmaker Art Clokey, the Gumby series originally ran on the NBC network, with the first episodes appearing on the Howdy Doody Show in the mid 1950s.

Our little green friend isn't just known for his elastic stunts, but for his emotional malleability. Perhaps not pliable in every sense of the word, but truly bendable, no matter the inevitable challenge ... and there's always a challenge ... like this episode where he was kidnapped by the evil Blockheads and turned into a robot:

"Blessed are the flexible," the saying goes "for they shall not be bent out of shape."

We salute Gumby, Pokey, Goo and Prickle for their decades of service, helping to make the world a better place. You don't have to be Mr. Fantastic to know that the ability to bend with the times and roll with the punches is a key not just to survival, but to happiness.

If patience is a virtue, flexibility is truly a blessing.






KDUR is Fort Lewis College's radio station in sunny Durango, Colorado. From NPR favorites like This American Life and BBC Newshour to homegrown programs, this is what community radio is all about.
KDUR, volunteer-powered community radio, creates a bridge between Fort Lewis College and La Plata County, offering diverse music, alternative news, and local public affairs programming. KDUR provides educational and training opportunities in a professional setting for Fort Lewis College students and community members.

Ever wonder why some radio stations start with K and others with a W? As a general rule, stations west of the Mississippi River are assigned a K call letter and those to the east, a W. But not all the time. And that doesn't explain why this is so. Just like organic chemistry and Liz Taylor's relationship with Richard Burton, it's complicated.

Hot Springs Music Festival

Next time you find yourself in the Ouachita Mountains (that's in Arkansas, people), hang a left at the top of the hill and head on down to the Hot Springs Music Festival. If you hit Lake Hamilton, you'll have something pretty to look at, but you've gone too far.
The Festival, now in its sixteenth season, pairs world-class mentor musicians from major orchestras, chamber ensembles and conservatory faculties with especially talented pre-professional apprentices–all of whom receive full scholarship plus housing; the two groups play “side by side” in orchestral, chamber, solo recital, vocal, choral and chamber opera repertoire. For two weeks, these musicians form a unique community, presenting 20 concerts and over 250 open rehearsals for music lovers from across the globe.

Well, maybe you shouldn't count on us for directions. We make stickers, not GPS systems!


Bought Lady Gaga tickets for your girlfriend but you guys broke up and the heck if you're going to see that show by yourself? And does she think she is, asking you to wear a nice shirt and not tell dirty jokes at her parents' anniversary dinner? Sheesh, some nerve. Sell those tickets on StubHub, which calls itself the "world's largest fan-to-fan ticket marketplace."
At StubHub, our mission is simple: provide fans a safe, convenient place to get tickets to the games, concerts, and theater shows they want to see, and an easy way to sell their tickets when they can't go.

Wait, you're having second thoughts? You think she just might be the one? Well, when you get back together try to make up for being such a knucklehead. Take her to a game, see a concert, or catch a show with tickets you bought from some other lonely heart...on StubHub.

The Jettison Commitment

The Jettison Commitment are a hardcore metal band out of London, Ontario.

These guys take us back to the days of listening to Ozzy Osbourne outside our best friend's older brother's bedroom door, praying for the day we'd be cool enough to enter the inner sanctum. Reader, we never made it.

The boys are currently competing in Battle of the Bands for a slot on Vans Warped Tour '11. Good luck, guys! Democracy in action, kids.

The Vinyl Plane

Vinyl Plane

The Vinyl Plane are a bunch of indie rockers from Uniondale, New York with a psychadelic/Southern rock sound.

The lads have 2 albums and an EP just out. I'm digging their groove and their Twitter feed is hilarious, especially the alternate definitions for T.V.P. ("Turbulent Vision Premonitions"...good one!).

You can check them out on MySpace and catch them live if you're in Hicksville on April 23rd. Wait, is that really a place?