The show kicked off with a prerecorded 20 minute explanation of the tech issues I had and what I talked about in show 150, the now infamous “Lost Episode.” I covered the following topics (links will be provided where possible): the non-event of the Mayan “Doomsday,” a little talk about a Makita Tool Girl poster from my art school days, a lying meme generated from the Right attacking Pres. Obama, actress and mediocre artist, Jane Seymour, and her ‘Open Hearts’ design (which I think looks like a stylized snake), and about my son’s first viewing of ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’.
A lie from the Right!
So, you didn’t miss much.
We Got The Flu
I then went on and on about how Amy, Hayden, and I all got the flu. Amy and Hayden had it coming out the top, I had it coming out the bottom. It was no fun.
We did get our vaccines, but obviously the vaccine we received didn’t cover the bug that hit us. Still, I advocated for vaccination. It is effective and safe. And will keep people from dying! Don’t believe the lies of the anti-vax crowd. They are causing more harm than good. Much more.
Before You Write Off The Human Race…
As I’ve been saying the last couple of shows (the Lost Episode doesn’t count because it was lost), human beings are still worth it. Mass shootings, suicide bombings, war, the fiscal cliff notwithstanding, we humans get along surprisingly well. Hundreds of acts of kindness and compassion happen all the time. And we humans have a grand capacity of silliness.
This is why I recommend checking out Where The Hell Is Matt. Matt Harding is a young fellow who travels the world and gets people to get a little silly and have a lot of fun. Here’s one example. Just try to watch it and not be moved.
Movie Recommendation: Hugo (2011)
Unless you count ‘Goodfellas’ (and why would you?), this is Martin Scorese’s first family film. And it’s a pretty darn good one. It’s about a lot of things: a boy’s love for his father, friendship, grief, art, loss, and the magic of movies. Ben Kingsley plays Georges Méliès, a magician turned filmmaker in the early 20th century. He was one of the first people to realize that movies could depict our dreams. And the production is stunning. This is one movie I would have liked to see in 3D.
Music heard on the show (Whenever Possible, I Will Link To The Song)…
Dimland Radio opening theme song: ‘Ram’ by The Yoleus
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