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03/24/21 SHOW 43 : TRUE STORIES FROM THE DEFLECTING-THE-BLAME HOTLINE

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as some of you might know, during my time in NYC during the 1980's, I maintained the somewhat controversial DEFLECTING-THE-BLAME HOTLINE, in which individuals could anonymously unburden themselves (and explain that whatever horrible transgressions had been hanging over their heads were in fact, entirely the fault of other parties). Some likened it to a conceptual art piece, but as someone who is the epitome of faultless, I felt a special bond with others seeking to set the record straight. Years before heads of state, literary giants and the guy that played the Winklevoss Twins raised gaslighting to an art form, callers to the DEFLECTING-THE-BLAME hotline were early pioneers.  The Red Transistor to the guy that played the Winklevoss Twins' A.R.E. Weapons, if you will. This episode attempts to capture the flavor of the era but ultimately fails because I left my box of the answering machine tapes on a fruit truck - they were never recovered. You'll have to settle for music, instead.