very once in a while, I have a random thought and wonder, "Is that on the internet?" Remembering the early days of the internet where any particular information that you might want was pretty hit-or-miss, I kind of get a kick over the amount and variety of things people have made available over the years. Over dinner tonight, I found myself randomly wondering about Orson Welles' infamous Halloween 1938 radio broadcast adaptation
of H.G. Wells' novel, The War of the Worlds
. One quick Google search later, and I find it as an mp3 available on The Mercury Theatre Online
. I had read about it in various places over the years, but never heard it on tape or during one of its re-broadcastings over the years, which is no surprise given how little I listen to the radio. But now it is archived on the internet in a variety of locations, just as I hoped. Downloading ensued.
59 minutes of awesome.