No one needs that many smoke detectors

Dave: . . .ignoring any thought of safety–

Gareth: That’s also what this podcast could be called.

This is episode 20, part 2.

Okay, I have a mugshot, first off. It definitely shows that David must be suffering from excoriation disorder, which is a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder. I can definitely see OCD behaviors in his anxious, almost frantic seeking and hoarding of smoke detectors and luminescent clocks. I cannot say that for certain, of course. I also cannot say how much of his skin damage have come from radioactive damage. But his skin is damaged.

In a photo provided by the Macomb County, Mich., Sheriff, David Hahn, 31, is shown, Thursday Aug. 2, 2007. Hahn, who became the subject of a book called "The Radioactive Boy Scout" after trying to build a nuclear reactor in a shed as a teenager has been charged with stealing 16 smoke detectors. Police say it was a possible effort to experiment with radioactive materials. Hahn was being held Friday on a $5,000 bond in the Macomb County Jail after he was arraigned Thursday on felony larceny charges. (AP Photo/Macomb County Jail)

In a photo provided by the Macomb County, Mich., Sheriff, David Hahn, 31, is shown, Thursday Aug. 2, 2007. Hahn, who became the subject of a book called “The Radioactive Boy Scout” after trying to build a nuclear reactor in a shed as a teenager has been charged with stealing 16 smoke detectors. Police say it was a possible effort to experiment with radioactive materials. Hahn was being held Friday on a $5,000 bond in the Macomb County Jail after he was arraigned Thursday on felony larceny charges. (AP Photo/Macomb County Jail)

He was charged for allegedly stealing 16 smoke detectors. Yep.

When Larry (my Larry) first told me about David, I thought about the Barenaked Ladies’ song, immediately. BNL has the gift of making a song sound sweet. . .and then you listen to the lyrics. This song is the perfect example. “Light Up My Room”–which I now think of as David’s Song, sounds like a bittersweet, tender I-wish-you-were-here love song.

And then there’s the lyrics. They are messed up and hilarious and perfectly applicable.

If you’re out there, David, hope you’re okay. Hope you see the humor in this song. . .and lay off the smoke detectors. And stop hurting yourself, please.

Light Up My Room

Sounds so sweet and nostalgic, right? Now read the lyrics. Fucking brilliant:

A Hydro-field cuts through my neighborhood
Somehow that always just made me feel good
I can put a spare bulb in my hand
And light up my yard

Late at night when the wires in the walls
Sing in tune with the din of the falls
I’m conducting it all while I sleep
To light this whole town

If you question what I would do
To get over and be with you
Lift you up over everything
To light up my room

There’s a shopping cart in the ravine
The foam on the creek is like pop and ice cream
A field full of tires that is always on fire
To light my way home

There are luxuries we can’t afford
But in our house we never get bored
We can dance to the radio station
That plays in our teeth

If you question what I would do
To get over and be with you
Lift you up over everything
To light up my room

A Hydro-field cuts through my neighborhood
Somehow that always just made me feel good
I can put a spare bulb in my hand
And light up my yard

Light up my yard
Lights in my yard
Light up my yard

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This Bluestocking bookworm is your friendly Dollop web-wrangler and digital library curator. In other words, pay no attention to that woman behind the curtain. I'm just here to John Nash all this stuff together. It's all about connections. IT'S ALL CONNECTED. I live atop a mountain, geographically isolated for the protection of others. Yes, an American mountain.

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