dimland radio 7-6-13 show notes

Dimland Radio’s Look At Sports
 
Two items here really. First was how ESPN Radio, the national shows anyway, seemed to be obsessed with NBA star Dwight Howard.  They talked about little else.  Seems as though they just didn’t care about the greatest game ever devised by man: baseball!

My second point on sports was about my home team the MN Twins being completely owned by the Hated Yankees.  The Twins regular season record against the Evil Empire since 2002 is 21-59.  That’s just sad.

 
A Merlins’ Tale
 

We have a family of merlins leaving in a tree across the street from us.  Merlins are birds, so relax, I’m not talking about tree-dwelling wizards.  Merlins are birds of prey and some local falconers came to check them out and one of them snatched a pair of the five chicks to raise for hunting.

It was very cool.

 
Never Found In The Eighties: Urgh! A Music War Week
 
Urgh! A Music War is a concert film that was released in 1982.  I first saw it in 1985 and thought it was awfully cool.  It features 30 plus New Wave, punk, post punk, and otherwise alternative bands from the late 70s and early 80s.  I did a week long series of Never Found in the 80s dedicated to this film.

I profiled the following bands:

The Fleshtones

 

An Atheist Monument In Florida
 

It’s the first of its kind in America and it’s way under the Bible Belt in the deep South in Florida.  It is a monument to atheism and it sits along side a monument to the Ten Commandments.  The American Atheists, having failed in getting the Ten Commandments removed from the public square, opted to erect a monument of their own.  A bench with quotes from noted atheists.

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.  Learn more about it here.

 
Saint Pope John Paul II?
 

The late Pope John Paul II is a sign off by the current Pope away from being a saint.  It is alleged that after John Paul II died he performed two miracles.  Two miracles is the minimum number need to become a saint.

One of the miracles was curing an old nun of her Parkinson’s disease.  Too bad his powers didn’t manifest themselves until after he died.  I can think of one person John Paul II might have liked to have cured of Parkinson’s while he was alive… John Paul II.

Oh well, the Catholic church can make whichever of its members a saint that it wishes.  It’s their club.

 
Oh, Norm…
 
Poor Norm MacDonald doesn’t believe in DNA or science in general.  (I think he confuses his ignorance for disbelief.)  However, he chooses to believe in an all-powerful, all-knowing being who loves us so much that he’ll send us to hell for not believing in him.

DNA (and science in general) have lots and lots of supporting evidence, while the Christians’ god (and all the other gods for that matter) have no supporting evidence.  You just have to have faith.

Kudos to Larry King (who interviewed Norm) for correctly pointing out that when scientists get something wrong it is the application of more science that corrects the mistake.  Not prayer or faith or wishful thinking.

Here is the clip of Larry King and Norm MacDonald.


Movie Recommendation

None this week. I just ran out of time, so you are on your own.

Music heard on the show (These songs are linked above)…

Dimland Radio opening theme song: ‘Ram’ by The Yoleus
First ad break bumpers: ‘Come Again’ by Au Pairs & ‘He’d Send In The Army’ by Gang of Four
Second ad break bumpers: ‘The Puppet‘ by Echo & the Bunnymen & ‘Respectable Street’ by XTC
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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