dimland radio 6-25-16 show notes

Movie Recommendation: Dirty Pretty Things (2002) & In This World (2002)

Finally! I made certain to get to a movie recommendation, because I opened the show with TWO movies for you to check out.
Both movies have immigrants’ struggles in common. First up was Dirty Pretty Things, which focuses on the struggles of immigrants (legal and illegal) living in London. It shows what lengths people desperate for a password will go to.
In This World shows what risks and hardships plague two Afghan brothers as they attempt to flee a refugee camp in Pakistan to get to London.
Both films are eye-openers. 

Another Meme Caught My Eye


Suppose the machine count had Sanders won, would the maker of this meme find that acceptable? Suppose the hand count showed that Clinton was winning. What if both the machine and hand count showed Clinton to be the winner? Would there still be “exitpollgate”? If Sanders had won both? What then?
 
Somehow, I think that the only results that will be accepted without question are those that favor the candidate such meme-makers support. In this case, that would be Sanders.
 
Good Times!
 
 

I decided to do a album review. I talked about The Monkees’ new album Good Times! It really was a pleasant surprise to when I heard it. I blogged about it for Warehouse Find, the official blog of Nostalgia Zone. Click here for my take. 
 

Tony Robbins: Platitudes, Firewalks, Burnt Feet And Empty Wallets


Tony Robbins has been motivating people to become winners in life for decades now. In part he does this by giving three day seminars filled with platitudes, platitudes, platitudes, and a firewalk. And people line up to empty their wallets to attend. They leave feeling energized and ready to be winners! Then reality sets back in and they regress to the mean.

 
Recently, a few firewalkers felt the burn when they either didn’t do the walk properly, or the path of fire wasn’t prepared correctly. No matter. They still believe the pain and depleted bank accounts were worth it. They invested too much to think otherwise. That’s sad, because these motivational seminars are just scams.

For an up-coming seminar in San Jose the top tier “level of commitment” is $2995. People ought to realize that if they can afford to plunk down three grand for three days of this bullshit, they don’t need this bullshit. And if they can’t afford it and don’t go, they ought to be thankful for not going in debt for bullshit.

Robbins is laughing and clapping his hands (he does that a lot) all the way to the bank.
Music heard on the show…

Dimland Radio opening theme song: ‘Ram’ by The Yoleus 
First ad break bumpers: ‘Rock N Roll Is King‘ by ELO &Eliminator Jr by Sonic Youth
Second ad break bumpers: ‘We Got The Beat‘ by The Go-Gos & ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)‘ by Eurythmics

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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