Episode 2 – What’s Your Bid?

In this milestone episode of Brad’s Cactus Shack, I grace you all with radio auction pranks I did in the 1980’s that contain comedic on-the-air gold like “Duuuhhhh, bid on football…” and just yelling garbled crap until the hosts hang up on me. You don’t want to miss this episode.

Here’s the original What’s Your Bid phone mob
Here’s the old phone mob page on phonelosers.org
Cal’s old forums sort of still exist on archive.org
Here’s some info about the infamous John Sever who inspired me to prank radio shows
He also reminded me a few years ago that I made a bomb threat to our grade school during recess while on the playground.
Looks like my cassette-to-mp3 conversion mostly happened in 2007, as you can see here and here. How ironic, one of those posts has me making fun of a Metro PCS lady for not knowing what “dr” means.
1-800-THE-POOL commercial
What if C.A.T. really spelled dog?
Music in this show was Break My Stride by Matthew Wilder. I don’t even like that song, but the opening lyrics are awesome.

During post editing I realized that “dr” might mean deaf relay, but all of those messages began with dr, even the ones that were just regular voicemails left on my machine about wrasslin’ tapes and stuff.

Want to know the time and temperature in Alton, IL? Call 618-465-4545. I’ve been calling this number regularly my entire life. As a kid I called it each morning before school to find out how much walking to school would suck. As an adult I still call it at least once a month when I’m testing out new phone equipment or making sure my show recordings sound okay.

I’m kind of sad that the number was recently taken over by a new company and it sounds nothing like it used to. Before it was always run by St. Anthony’s hospital and would contain advertisements for dying old people by a lady who sounded like Pat Fleet. Now it’s all computerized and is run by a local website. Awesome of them to take it over though, so it didn’t die.

Episode 1 – Telephone Company Assholery

This past weekend I’ve been reorganizing my hard drive IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN and trying to make more sense of the kajillions of files I’ve collected over the years, and I’ve decided that the best thing to do is permanently delete them all. But not before playing them for you guys to hear in everyone’s favorite new show – Brad’s Cactus Shack.
This is just an experimental thing and there’s a good chance I won’t make it past 3 episodes, but I’ve got a ton of audio scattered throughout my hard drives. It’s stuff that wouldn’t make a lot of sense to put on the Snow Plow Show and only slightly more sense to put on a Hobosode. So hopefully ya’ll will enjoy this new show before I completely forget about it just like I did with The Big Beef Bueno Show.

I can’t remember if I ever played the original What’s Your Bid files from the 1980’s. The sound quality on them is terrible and the calls are barely funny, but I was pranking that same radio station from the What’s Your Bid phone mob back in middle school and I recorded the calls. Have I ever played those anywhere? If not, I plan to play them in the next episode.

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