dimland radio 12-1-12 show notes


Two And A Half Men Isn’t Funny

To me anyway.  I went on about my snobbery toward TV sit-coms taped before a live audience.  They just don’t live up to the quality of the single camera sit-coms, such as Arrested Development and The Office.

Oh, and on the listen back of the show, my son pointed out that I mistakenly call the show Three and a Half Men.  Maybe I was included their man servant.  Do they have a man servant?
   
Speaking Of…

The “half” man of the sex jokes sit-com Two and a Half Men, Angus T Jones, has advised people to stop watching the filth that is the show from which he earns a reported $350,000 an episode.  The show goes against his Christian values.  But then he apologized.  And then we hear that he’ll leave the show after this season.

The damn show has been on for ten years!  Let’s wrap it up!

“Nottabug”

I revisited the UFO story out of Denver that has gotten wide attention recently.  The Bad Astronomer, Phil Plait, has weighed in (as have many other skeptics).  He actually got in touch with the reporter, Heidi Hemmat, who was responsible for the non-investigative report.  He told her of an easy experiment that would determine if the objects are far from the camera and therefor very large and fast moving, instead of close to the camera and likely to be bugs…

Use two cameras!  If it’s a large craft of some kind, far from the camera, it will be seen on both cameras.  There!  See?  There’s a way to determine what the UFOs are.

Read Phil Plait’s blog on this topic here.

Kudos To Law & Order

I have been watching old episodes of Law & Order through Netflix lately.  There is one episode from season five called ‘Cruel and Unusual,’ which is about a severely autistic young man who dies while in police custody.

Without going into the entire show synopsis, ADA Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) demonstrates in court how facilitated communication doesn’t work.  I applaud the producers of Law & Order for getting this bit of pseudoscience right.

Here is a skeptical take of facilitated communication.

Movie Recommendation: Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull (2008)

Paramount Pictures
Yeah!  That’s right!  I LIKE THIS MOVIE!  Is it the best of the four Indiana Jones movies?  No, but it’s still lots of fun and entertaining.  Yes, it stretches credulity to the breaking point, but ALL of the films do that!  I think it has become fashionable to take the hipster stance and dismiss the film, but had it been the first released I think there would be a lot more love for it.  So, grab that big barrel of popcorn, turn off your incredulity device, and sit back and relax and enjoy the ride.

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: ‘Slow Train To Dawn‘ by The The & Cat’s In The Cupboard by Pete Townshend
Second ad break bumpers: ‘White And Lazy‘ by The Replacements & Back On The Chain Gang 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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