Philo Drummond: J.R. “Bob” Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius

Back in 1994, I walked into the Computer Science lab at McGill University here in Montreal for the first time and what did I see as a screensaver on some of the Unix machines? The floating disembodied grinning head of J.R. “Bob” Dobbs!

This got burnt into my mind and I would continue to run into “Bob” in print media, signs and stickers and on the Internet every so often for years until finally, I sent in my $35 for my own membership into the illustrious cult and got some Slack!

Back in June, I was thrilled to have co-founder of the Church, Philo Drummond, on the show! Finally, I am releasing this – the New Years episode – impossibly late!

Learn more about J.R. “Bob” Dobbs, Philo Drummond. Ivan Stang and the Church of the SubGenius over at the church’s main website:

Much of the music is from Philo’s SoundCloud page (see below) but I also sourced the Church’s recruitment video ARISE!

But there is a new documentary on the Church coming out at the prestigious SXSW festival soon!:

Here’s the trailer to the new movie:

I also pulled in some stuff from the longest running SubGenius radio show, Puzzling Evidence:

And the beautiful narration about the abandoned futuristic house done by Dr Hal is from his radio program , Ask Dr Hal on Radio Valencia:

And of course you can hear Reverend Ivan Stang over at Hour of Slack every week:

The clip of Ivan talking about the Bushes being part of a baby killing cult comes from the documentary about Jack Chick that Philo referenced:

God’s Cartoonist: The Comic Crusade of Jack Chick

Go check out Philo’s OSI74 channel!

Check out Philo’s media over at:

As always, intro music by the Fantastic Plastics:

End version of Auld Lang Syne by Rev. Yukon Jack and is available on Bobsongs 7 – “Bob’s” Prolapsed Something Something:

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