A neighbor had a significant part of a tree in his front yard the other morning. That presented me with an opportunity to be Good Neighbor Jim. But did I take advantage of the opportunity?
The entire show didn’t wallow in the heaviness of recent events, but a good portion of it did. Before I got to the heavy stuff, I talked about some heavy thunderstorms that came through the Twin Cities and of a photograph taken of the storm by one of the Minnesota Skeptics. You can see and maybe even buy a print of that photo here. And as of this writing the image has been shared more than 37,000 times on the Facebook.
This past week saw Congressional Republicans become victim to a mass shooter as they practiced for the annual Congressional baseball game; the jury return a not guilty verdict in the manslaughter case against Officer Yanez, the cop who shot dead Philando Castille; and an apartment building (or block of flats as they’re called in the UK) known as Grenfell Tower completely engulfed in flames.
|This is not John Lennon. It’s Christopher Eccleston portraying John Lennon.|
I tried to give a brief tutorial on how to spot Photoshopped images shared on social media.
The lesson was prompted by this image of Whoopi Goldberg:
Below is the actual shirt.
Those Aren’t His Hands!
I talked some Star Trek: TNG. Specifically about Capt. Picard’s story about how he came to own and play a particular flute and about an episode in which Picard develops a romantic relationship with a new member of his crew. She’s happens to be a musician and she gets involved with her Captain musically as well as in the bedroom. Wink, wink.
There’s a scene in which they are playing music together and I think it’s very obvious those are not Patrick Stewart’s, the actor who plays Picard, hands. There was a musician lying below camera and reaching up into the shot in order to make it look as though the Captain is actually playing a fairly complex melody.
Have a look.
Movie Recommendation: None
I ran out of time, so you are on your own this week.
Music heard on the show…
First ad break bumpers: ‘Dodo/Lurker‘ by Genesis & ‘Atom Tan‘ by The Clash
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