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Hiking out of the canyon
Destination: Campfire Talk

Have you ever had …

An ambitious plan in mind?

This story features several “campfire breaks”

That’s the case with these two hikers. Their goal: To hike out of the canyon in time to make it to the top of the rim before dark, and most of all to make it in time for a ranger-led “campfire talk.” Will they make it? Answer: The only way to find out is to watch the short playlist of videos. And just so you’re aware, the story is broken up — not with commercial breaks — but with a series of “campfire breaks.”

More about campfire breaks: They were invented right here in Campfire Park. Their purpose? Commercial breaks sell a product, and often break the spell of the main program. Campfire breaks are meant to give you a break, and feather in some new ideas, but also give you a break from the main story line.

Hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

AM Radio Campfire
Cowboy tunes into Buck

What do you do …

Alone at a campfire?

Cowboy listens to Buck on his AM radio

Well, really there’s no telling. Sometimes you just stare at the crackle and think to yourself, or about nothing at all. Other times you might whittle some wood, or as was the case on this evening, tune into an AM radio show. Why AM and not FM? Let’s just say for Cowboy the extra crackle (i.e. static) of the AM side of the dial helps him feel a little more at home. In the case of AM Radio Host Buck Buckner, home is his bunker located in an undisclosed location in Campfire Park. In this 15-minute campfire, Cowboy provides commentary during the commercial breaks of Buck Buckner’s show.

Bigfoot Conspiracy
And why Buck's freaked out

Listen Folks, it’s pretty simple …

Bigfoot exists.

Listen to Buck’s AM Radio broadcast

How do I know? A lot of it is just going with my gut. But there’s also the 10/90 Rule. What is the 10/90 Rule? Not to get into too much shop talk, basically the rule works like this. Let’s just say that only ten percent of Bigfoot sightings are correct (and we know the percentage is a lot higher than that), then Bigfoot exists. And if Bigfoot exists, where is the evidence? That’s where the cover up comes in. But that’s getting pretty advanced. If you’re just starting out, I recommend my “Field Guide to Bigfoot” book.

And remember folks: Fear the dangerous fringe middle, sometimes called the silent majority. And yes, I am afraid of bunnies too. (They are so sneaky!)

Setting the record straight
Burt talks late night smokey boiler room

There’s a lot of confusion …

Swirling around the “late night smokey boiler room.”

Burt discusses his record, proudly

Burt’s happy to talk his record, any time and anywhere

For a lot of people, there’s a knee-jerk reaction that it’s a waste of time, or even worse — a distraction from a productive life. Not for Candidate Burt Silver. The late night smokey boiler room is where he finds his sweet spot, and where he gets down to what he does best — pulling in lots of earnings, coming up with all his best ideas, and strapping on a late night feedbag at the all-night dinner afterwards. How late afterwards? Usually by the time Burt shows up at the late-night dinner, the dawn of a new day is starting to break. That’s actually how Burt came up with his campaign slogan: “It’s a new dawn with Burt Silver, because he stayed up all night to see it.” New Dawn is also the name of his campaign song, as sung by Bobby Angel.

The truth about Burt Silver is this: He gets the job done.