dimland rado 12-4-10 show notes

What’s the deal? This time I made a boo-boo.

Cold Open: Unintended

Whoops. I forgot to press a certain button, which meant listeners couldn’t hear the opening tracks of my show. Nor could they hear the first ad break. They could hear me talking, however. I realized my error moments after the first break began. So, I did what a true radio professional would do. I stopped the ad break, went back on air, announced my error, and played the opening tracks so that they could be heard and then went right to break.

So, in effect what I did was a cold open about doctor and dentist appointments. Mostly about my son, Hayden, having to have four teeth pulled. Sounds bad, right? Well, it was done to make room for his new teeth to come in and the next day Hayden was back to normal.

Science changes its mind. What?! Again?!

Arsenic tolerate lifeform


Here I talked about the NASA announcement of a lifeform able to survive with one of its basic elements (phosphorus) switched out for arsenic. Arsenic, although genetically similar to phosphorus, is normally poisonous.

There had been speculation that NASA would announce finding life on Mars or perhaps one of Saturn’s moons. The answer was a bit less spectacular, but still significant.

I also read a bit of P Z Myers’ blog on the discovery. Myers did what he does so well, he calmed the overreaction to the news by giving the discovery its proper due.

Correction

Certainly not PC Myers

I knew better, but I called P Z Myers P C Myers. Twice. Whoopsie.

You can read the NASA article here and P Z Myers’ blog here.

The True Villain of the Wizard of Oz is…

But only ugly witches are bad. Tee hee.


Glinda, the alleged Good Witch of the North! Well, according to David Dietle of Cracked.com. He makes a compelling argument for Glinda’s devious underhandedness.

You can read his piece here. See if you agree.

Movie Recommendation: The Wizard of Oz

So, with all that talk about that Dorithy’s true enemy, it seems only right to recommend 1939’s The Wizard of Oz. Watch it again and keep an eye on that piece of work, Glinda. Still a classic but it now has a whole new twist for me.

December 8, 2010

I didn’t say anything until the show was over about this coming Wednesday being the 30th anniversary of John Lennon’s death. I did use only Lennon tunes from the 80s for my bumpers, however.

Music heard on the show…

Dimland Radio opening theme song: ‘Ahead’ by Wire
First ad break bumpers: ‘(Just Like) Starting Over’ & ‘Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)’ by John Lennon
Second ad break bumpers: ‘Woman’ & ‘Nobody Told Me’ by John Lennon
Closing song: ‘Angler’s Treble Hook’ by $5 Fiddle

That’s it! see you next Saturday night for Dimland Radio 11 Central, midnight Eastern on www.ztalkradio.com you can also download my show from the z talk show archives page. You can email your questions and comments to drdim@dimland.com

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