Every year as Halloween approaches local TV news organizations run “fluff” stories about haunted houses, ghosts, and ghost hunters or some such related nonsense. Well, in Arizona one such story ran and it featured fellow ZTalker Kale Kelly. It also featured an Arizona skeptic and gave that skeptic equal time AND the last word. I was impressed.
Inspired by a loyal listener in chat, I told a couple harrowing tales of driving through snow storms. One story happened to me, so you know that’s true. The other was a story told to me by my father about a fellow with whom he worked. That story might not be true, but I don’t think my dad made it up. Still.
You may have heard that Pres. Obama won re-election. I mentioned that, but I also talked about anti-science Rep. Paul Broun and his re-election. There was a write-in campaign for Charles Darwin in that otherwise uncontested race. Darwin did get almost 4000 votes. A far cry from being able to win, but maybe a message was sent.
I also talked about Minnesota’s own national embarrassment, Michele Bachmann. She, too, was re-elected, but by the narrowest of margins. This despite her having out spent her Democrat opponent by 12 to 1 and that her district had been recently redrawn to be even more Republican. Maybe a message was sent there, too.
No, not the Hated Yankees, in this case by “evil empire” I mean Disney. Disney has purchased the Star Wars franchise for a mere four billion dollars. There is some trepidation and some excitement at this news. Will Disney damage the Star Wars brand even worse than George Lucas has? Well, I’m optimistic. So, is the writer of this list of reasons why the new trilogy won’t suck. I guess time will tell.
Movie Recommendation: Field Of Dreams (1989)
And, in the end, Costner delivers a line that brings a tear to my eye every time I watch it. I don’t want to spoil it, so all I’ll say is it has to do with playing catch. I’m tearing up now. I better go.
Second ad break bumpers: ‘Straight Lines‘ by Suzanne Vega & ‘Bitter Fruit‘ by The Alley Cats
Closing song: ‘Angler’s Treble Hook’ by $5 Fiddle