My Scam Story Update
Back on the March 24 show I told how I may have fallen for a scam. The scammers said they would send the company I work for an invoice. Well, thus far the invoice has yet to show up. It appears that what they were really doing was fishing for a credit card number.
JREF 2012 Pigasus Awards
Each year on April 1st the good folks at the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF) present their Pigasus Awards. The awards are given to the people or organizations that do the most to promote paranormal, psuedoscience and just plain nonsense. Go here to hear the man himself announce this year’s batch of “winners.”
Ten Minute Topic With Chris Brown
My skeptical friend Chris Brown
This time our TMT talk wasn’t about skepticism, it was about a fundraising event that Chris’ son Ethan is putting on to benefit his local library. The event is tied in with the number Tau (6.28) which is 2 x Pi (3.14). We talk about the number and Ethan’s upcoming attempt to recite from memory Tau out to 2000 places. The event is to take place May 6, 2012.
You can learn more and pledge to this fine cause here.
The Misadventures Of My Son, Hayden
Hayden had a rough start to March and another rough start to April. On March 1st, Hayden managed to tear his thumbnail away, just a bit, from his thumb. It hurt like the dickens and Hayden got so worked up he passed out.
April 1st (no fooling), Hayden complained of stomach problems. We gave him an antacid and minutes later he threw up. It was only the second time he had vomited in his life. We suspect food poisoning.
Way back in 1997 I went to see Titanic with my parents. It was a packed theater and we were lucky enough to sit in front of two elderly, loud talking gals. Perhaps if they’d have piped down we might have realized how silly the story was. Spoiler alert: The ship sinks.
Movie Recommendation: The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978)
A loving parody of The Beatles from the mind of Eric Idle. Pretty funny stuff and the songs aren’t half bad. Fellow Pythoners Michael Palin and Neil Innes (he wrote the songs) contribute and several members of the Not Ready For Primetime Players of Saturday Night Live also appear. Be sure to watch for George Harrison’s cameo as a reporter
Music heard on the show (Whenever Possible, I Will Link To The Song)…
Dimland Radio opening theme song: ‘Ram’ by The YoleusFirst ad break bumpers: ‘Luka‘ by Suzanne Vega & ‘Real World‘ by Husker DuSecond ad break bumpers: ‘Generals And Majors‘ by XTC & ‘Change‘ by Killing JokeClosing song: ‘Angler’s Treble Hook’ by $5 Fiddle
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