Election Fun Facts, Take II

When they were little, my brothers Johnny and Steve made up an elaborate set of stories about the “Dark Woods” that included characters named Ooust and Ernst and their little dog. Their voicing of these characters was brilliant and has become classic family audio.

Unfortunately all recorded trace of these early dramas was lost when my house was broken into 15 years ago: the criminal, oddly enough, stole only my grandfather’s electric shaver and my cassette tapes. Since then I’ve had visions of some aging cleanshaven maniacal punk criminal hunkered down in his hideout listening to those stories.

Fortunately, Steve is still coming up with classics. His latest, which will, I fear, go down in family audio infamy, is Election Fun Fact [560KB AIFF]. After airing locally on CBC Montreal for the past weeks, the fun facts, complete with Steve’s squeezy introduction, went national this morning during The Current.

Just a proud brother.


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Steven Garrity on April 15, 2003 - 02:29 Permalink

Heard one of your brother’s Election Fun Facts today while in the drive-through at the Great Canadian Bagel. The person in the window seemed affraid of me since I was laughing, though alone. Best use of “It’s Raining Men” as a soundbyte soundtrack ever.

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Alan on April 15, 2003 - 13:30 Permalink

Spoil SportS! The Current doesn’t start here for 7 minutes…

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Oust on April 15, 2003 - 14:10 Permalink

Thanks Pete!

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Johnny on April 16, 2003 - 22:54 Permalink

Though it hardly seems important, I believe the two fellows were named Fritz and Frans and the dog was named Oust. I don’t believe there was an Ernst.

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Peter Rukavina on April 16, 2003 - 23:16 Permalink

I think you’re right — I am confusing my childhood with that of Swiss Family Robinson. Or the Von Trapps.