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  • Tom Waits 1979

    Tom Waits 1979

    “Never sleep with a girl named Ruby, never play pool with a guy named Fats.” Hear this and more advice from Tom Waits in this 1979 video shot by Chicago-based filmmaker Phil Ranstrom in Carbondale, IL. Watch the full 23-minute program at Media Burn.

  • Burned out in Carbondale

    Burned out in Carbondale

    Tongue-in-cheek polemic against a 1979 Chicago Magazine article about the failures and debaucheries of Southern Illinois University–Carbondale (“Burned Out in Carbondale”). The video takes the form of a 60 Minutes-esque investigation. It has several humorous segments and parodies, including rounds in a dilapidated library, an academic adviser who is actually a magician/diviner, and a woman who passes through a neighborhood bar (PK’s) selling test answers. Continue reading