dimland radio 1-4-14 show notes

The Trouble With Cars
First off, I mentioned feeling flu-ish, but I feel better now.  What was really a problem was the fact that the VW’s transmission went out.  Oh, joy!  Oh, rapture even!

Cold!!!
It seems to be something we in Minnesota say to each other every winter, “Why do we live here?”  Well, for bragging rights, of course!

It’s going be damn cold for the next few days with temperature staying below zero starting Saturday night until Wednesday or Thursday.  The HIGH temperature for Monday is forecast to be -16!  That’s Fahrenheit, folks, not that silly Celsius thing the rest of the world uses.

Our governor, Mark Dayton, declared that all public schools in the state will be closed Monday.  Gotta protect the kids.  What about those of us who have to work?

Never Found In The 80s: Les Rita Mitsouko

Yep, another Never Found in the 80s artist has been featured on the Stuck in the 80s bog.  This time I profiled the French pop group Les Rita Mitsouko.  The song is C’est Comme Ca and I used to dance myself to exhaustion to it back in the day.

Duck Die Nasty

(When I recorded this show I was unaware that Duck Daddy, Phil Robertson, had been reinstated on A&E’s “reality” show, Duck Dynasty.)  I talked about how I wasn’t bothered by Mr. Robertson exercising his 1st Amendment right of free speech and that I also wasn’t bothered by his dismissal BY A&E because of his remarks.

I pointed out that Phil was merely paraphrasing the Bible and isn’t the Bible the word of God?  Isn’t America a Christian nation?  Can the word of God be wrong?

I found this piece in which a Christian Apologist reminds us that God’s word needs to be taken in context and that the original language in which God’s word was written can be interpreted differently.

Boy, for an omnipotent being this God guy sure has trouble getting his point across.

Let’s Call It News Reader Syndrome
I suppose we could call it lazy journalism, as well, but Conan O’Brien has noticed something over the last couple years.  He (or his writing staff) has noticed that the local TV news folks sometimes appear to be working from the same script.  Across the country, on all the network affiliates, news readers use virtually the exact same wording as they deliver the fluff, human interest news items.  It’s pretty eye-opening.

Here’s an example.  And here.  And here. And here.  And here.

And recently Rush Limbaugh weighed in, claiming O’Brien has ripped off his bit.  The bits are close, but not exactly the same thing.

Movie Recommendation: The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011)

Channel 4
 

This 15 part series by film critic Mark Cousins is an intriguing look at the history of cinema.  Cousins doesn’t just focus on the films of Hollywood and the Western world, but he also looks deeply into the films made all around the world.  Maybe a little pretentious, but always fascinating.  The entire series is streaming on Netflix and is well worth the viewing by anyone interested in the story of film.

Music heard on the show…

Dimland Radio opening theme song: ‘Ram’ by The Yoleus
First ad break bumpers: ‘Party at Ground Zero‘ by Fishbone & ‘C’est Comme Ca by Les Rita Mitsouko
Second ad break bumpers: ‘Creatures Of Love‘ by Talking Heads & Do It Clean by Echo & the Bunnymen
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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