dimland radio 4-23-11 show notes

Some Pet Peeves

I just thought I’d touch on a few of those things that get under my skin. I covered three pet peeves: the way credit cards are shown being used in commercials (they’re run through the readers the wrong way), air bags as a comedy device in film and on TV, and the common mistake of red “licorice” (licorice is black, not red!).

A Couple Tales Of Psychics

“I see water nearby.”


Skeptic Benjamin Radford wrote about a psychic “nailing it,” at least according to the media, when it came to helping police find the body of one of the Long Island serial killer’s victims. Well, not exactly nailed it.
Then I told of a Swedish psychic arrested for fraud. Duh!

Ben Radford’s article is here and the Swedish fraud is here.
Measles? Really?

This should never happen!

Believe it or don’t, but there’s a measles outbreak in Minnesota (my home state). Measles, like mumps and polio, should be gone. It’s close, but it’s not gone yet and it seems to be making a bit of a come back. As of 4/21/11, there are 21 cases of measles in the North Star State. This lead me to talk about the importance of getting vaccinated; you and your kids.

The piece on the outbreak is here and information about vaccination safety is here and here. And here‘s a bit of encouraging news.


Movie Recommendation: Jaws (1975)

The first of the summer blockbuster movies. Sure, the shark doesn’t look as real as it would if the movie was made today, but it’s likely that the movie wouldn’t have been as good if the mechanical shark had work better (or been done using today technology). If it had, Spielberg would have used it more and that would have diminished the suspense and terror.


It’s still excellent!


Music heard on the show…

Dimland Radio opening theme song: ‘Ahead’ by Wire
First ad break bumpers: ‘Little Red Corvette’ by Prince & ‘Powerline’ by Husker Du
Second ad break bumpers: ‘When I’m Not‘ by The Magnolias & ‘Above It Now’ by Figures
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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