That inspired me to talk about my favorite Britcom, Good Neighbors (or The Good Life in the UK) and an episode that had a character talking of a similar reaction of knowing someone. So, I talked a bit about Good Neighbors, Dr. Who, Britcoms in general, Happy Days and “jumping the shark”.
I pulled a page out of Tim Farley’s notebook, as it were, and delivered a couple “what’s the harm?” examples.
First was the apparent fact the Steve Jobs opted for alternative methods for dealing with his cancer at first instead of using science-based methods. This likely shortened his life. Here is Brian Dunning’s blog about Jobs’ death.
Second was another child’s life taken by parents following the discipline techniques outlined in “To Train Up A Child”. This likely ended a child’s life. Here‘s more on that incident
Please check out What’s The Harm? here.
28 Atheists In US Congress
Actually, there is only one Congressman on record as being an atheist. It’s Pete Stark of California. This story talks about how, even though most aren’t on record, the number of non-believers in Congress is increasing.
Also increasing is the total number of non-believers in the US. It appears that atheists and agnostics are one of the fastest growing population segments of the American population. Yay!
I talked about two movies with an aspect of their plots that didn’t make sense.
Planet Of The Apes: How many clues does “Bright Eyes” need to be given before he realizes he’s on Earth?
The Shootist (1976): Didn’t John Wayne’s character want at least one of the three gunmen in the climactic shoot up to kill him? So, why was it he ended up being killed by the bartender, who had shot Wayne in the back after Wayne had killed all three of those gunmen?
Movie Recommendation: High Plains Drifter (1973)
The Clint Eastwood man with no name antihero takes his revenge on a small western town. Without spoiling it, this movie does fit the October monster, haunting, ghost, paranormal themes of my movie picks.
Music heard on the show…
First ad break bumpers: ‘English Roundabout’ XTC & ‘Celebrated Summer’ by Husker Du
Second ad break bumpers: ‘Red Rain‘ by Peter Gabriel & ‘I Want The One I Can’t Have’ by The Smiths
Closing song: ‘Angler’s Treble Hook’ by $5 Fiddle