I Don’t Believe In Christmas
Then I shared a hopefully humorous tale about my parents taking my wife, my son and me to view the Holiday Lights at nearby Phalen Park. Amy and I were underwhelmed, but our son and the old folks liked it, but we all enjoyed Mom’s miss-reading of one of the displays.
I also mentioned some Grinchs stealing cords from the displays for the copper wire. You can read more about the event and the thefts here and here.
Ain’t This Cool?
I read and talked about a piece detailing the picking up of old TV signals, including lost episodes of Dr. Who. I was very excited, but the story was an old one. I hadn’t noticed the date of the story until I was reading on the show. Hmmm. I should know better and I’ll tell you why when Dimland Radio returns in the New Year.
Read more here. See if you can figure out what I figured out after the show.
That’s Lindsay Lohan?
Playboy released its issue featuring a nude pictorial of the not-sure-she’ll-make-it-to-30 Lindsay Lohan, apparently to lackluster sales. I think I know one release why. The pictures have been so Photoshopped that you can’t even tell it’s Lohan.
Here is a Gawker.com annotated history of nude Lindsay Lohan. Be warned the photos may not be safe for work and may also be disturbing, note that Lindsay is just 25 years-old.
Movie Recommendation: A Christmas Story (1983) One of my favorite Christmas themed movies. I love it. Even though it is set in a time period more of my parents’ youth than of mine, I still get a nostalgic feeling when watching it. Melinda Dillon and Darren McGavin are terrific in the film. Christopher Hitchens (1949 – 2011)
Christopher Hitchens passed away last Thursday, Dec. 15th, after a long battle with cancer. I talked about him a bit and played George Hrab’s ‘God Is Not Great’ which was inspired by Hitchen’s book of the same name.
Links related to Hitchens:
God Is Not Great by George Hrab
Hitchens’ last piece for Vanity Fair
Music heard on the show…
First ad break bumpers: ‘Melt The Guns’ by XTC & ‘Perfect Kiss’ by New Order
Second ad break bumpers: ‘Still Ill‘ by The Smiths & ‘Crosseyed and Painless’ by Talking Heads
Closing song: ‘Angler’s Treble Hook’ by $5 Fiddle