dimland radio 9-3-16 show notes

People Mean Well, But…

Gene Wilder and Karen Boyer

Gene Wilder died last week from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. You know who he was, of course. He was an actor and writer, very funny. Starred in lots of classic comedies and everyone’s favorite: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. That’s the movie, I believe, through which most of us formed such warm feelings for Mr. Wilder.
 
So, he died last week and lots of us felt particularly sad about that news. But some folks chose to look on the bright side. They said that he was back with Gilda Radner, his wife of about five years before she died of ovarian cancer in 1989.
 
I asked my listeners (all three of them) to imagine what it must be like to be Karen Boyer at this time. I was a little more roundabout in how I went at it, but I eventually let my listeners know that Ms Boyer had been married to Gene Wilder since 1991. That’s 25 years of marriage with the last three or so years dealing with that dread disease. But, it’s Gilda who will make Gene happy for all eternity?
 
People.com
Did you know Gene had been married and divorced twice before marrying Gilda? Now, there is no way to know if Gene’s and Gilda’s marriage would last as long as his marriage to Karen Boyer, but his track record wasn’t good.
 
I’m sure most people sharing the sentiment on social media that Gene and Gilda are together again had no idea of his long lasting marriage to Karen. I just hope Ms Boyer understands that.

Crazy People On The Internet

On the previous show, I talked about the supposed American “stonehenge” site at the bottom of Lake Michigan and the “mastodon” stone that was found nearby. There are lots of red flags on this one. Enough to be very skeptical as to the veracity of the claims, but I covered that last week.
 
What I didn’t get to was the reaction of a crazed internetter who barged into the Facebook chat thread on this find as to whether or not it was authentic. He just had to make certain we are knew all about the mystical qualities of the swastika.
 
No, it wasn’t Godwin’s Law. He had some nutty ideas about the symbol he just had to tell us so we can avoid being “sheeple”. But if we didn’t understand what he was saying, then we were all fools and dumbasses and f***tards. His brilliance was out there. Way out there.

Columbo’s Worst Episode Is…
 
Last Salute To The Commodore. This episode of the much beloved 70s detective series is absolutely bizarre. Lt. Columbo is often times way out of character, in fact he is downright mean to the people around him. Columbo? Mean? There’s several ham-handed attempts at comedy that fall completely flat. And Columbo gets so physically close to people in this episode it get uncomfortable, in fact he practically sits in Robert Vaughn’s lap. Twice.

It’s awful.
 
You can read my blog for Warehouse Find, the official blog of Nostalgia Zone, covering what I think are the three best and worst episodes of Columbo here.
 
What Every Serious Bigfoot Hunter Needs?
 
A membership card? Membership to what? And how does that help?

A friend spotted this item and brought my attention to it. It is a Bigfoot Research Kit. It includes what you need to find bigfoot, including stickers, evidence flags, a magnifier, and scat bags. Better be big scat bags, I imagine bigfoot takes rather large dumps.
 
The label says there are more items, so it’s possible it includes a camera the takes clear, in-focus photographs. Maybe there’s a big net for when the hunter using this kit is successful (and how could they not be?) in finding a bigfoot.
 
That Latest Signal From Space!

 
Although very interesting the signal from space turns out not to be from aliens. It appears the signal found by Russian astronomers in 2015 actually came from earth. Conspiracy nuts are sure to doubt this answer and mystery-mongers are sure to ignore it, but it doesn’t appear to be a signal from a far off, intelligent, alien species.
 
The search continues.

 

Movie Recommendation (Gene Wilder edition): Just About Anything

 
Not every movie Gene Wilder made was great, but you can’t miss with these:
 
The Producers (1968)
Blazing Saddles (1974)
Stir Crazy (1980)
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
 

Music heard on the show…
 

Dimland Radio opening theme song: ‘Ram’ by The Yoleus 
First ad break bumpers: ‘Whatever‘ by Husker Du &Entre Nous by Rush
Second ad break bumpers: ‘Lullaby‘ by The Cure & ‘Like It Or Not‘ by Genesis
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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