dimland radio 10-20-12 show notes

The Ewoks Defeat The Empire

Ok, so the Detroit Tigers aren’t exactly Ewoks, but they did defeat the Hated Yankees by sweeping them right out of the American League Championship Series.  So, the evil empire will not win yet another World Series.
How to Look Like A Dork

This is Amy’s.  I’m pretty proud of this one.

Amy and I went to see comic Doug Benson do some stand-up earlier in the day.  Doug loves movies, which is also the name of one of his podcasts, and he likes to play the Leonard Maltin game.  That’s a movie guessing game that audience members can participate in by bringing a name tag.  I made name tags for Amy and me.

We didn’t get picked, but after the show we went to say hello to Doug and like a dork I showed him our name tags.  I don’t know why I did that.  What a dork!

Here’s mine.  Jim Bandits!  Clever, eh?
 
Broun V Darwin

Last week I talked about Rep. Paul Broun and his aversion to science, despite his being a medical doctor and on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.  I know, right?!  Well, in this follow up I told how there is a move to get voters to write in Charles Darwin as opposition to the head-up-his-backside incumbent.  That’s an awesome response to this man’s desire to have us all return to the Dark Age.

Neurosurgeon Dreamed He Went To Heaven

Dr. Eben Alexander believes that while he was in a coma he went to heaven.  Well, he might believe it, but it’s more likely that it was his brain providing vivid imagery as the doctor slipped in and out of his meningitis induced coma.  It’s puzzling that Dr. Alexander doesn’t recognize this possibility seeing as how he is a neurosurgeon.

Well, neurologist, skeptic, blogger, and half a million other things Dr. Steven Novella gives his take on this claim here and Sam Harris also chimes in here.

Science Scores Another Win

Ok, science isn’t flawless, it doesn’t have all the answers (unlike religion), but it does chalk up wins at a far greater rate than prayer and wishful thinking.  And it’s recently scored another victory.  A fellow literally blew off most of his face in a shotgun accident and, through medical science, he now has his face back.  That’s awesome!  Let’s see Zeus do that!

Movie Recommendations: The Exorcist (1973)
Warner Bros.
This is a good scary, creepy movie.  It’s based on a “true” story, which is probably a load of BS, but the film is very intense.  A commercial for the second release (Hollywood would do a re-release of a popular movie back in those days) scared the crap out of me when I was about 10.  That was just a commercial!  What would the entire film do?  Well, it entertained.

Music heard on the show (Whenever Possible, I Will Link To The Song)…

Dimland Radio opening theme song: ‘Ram’ by The Yoleus
First ad break bumpers: ‘Never Follow‘ by Naked Raygun & A Pagan Place by The Waterboys
Second ad break bumpers: ‘Certain Things Are Likely‘ by KTP & Watching The Clothes by The Pretenders
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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