A couple shows ago I talked about Operation Pizza Roll, which was a sting operation put on by skeptic to catch a psychic using hot reading on their audience. While talking about the sting I misspoke. I said that the psychic told his audience that they should feel free to “video tape” the proceedings.
I corrected my error.
Is Die Hard A Christmas Movie?
|A screen capture from seconds after McClane should be dead. Six cops with drawn weapons and not one of them took a shot.
On last week’s show I talked about losing my ability to suspend my disbelief while watching Die Hard 2. I had a little more to say about that, including the number of police officers who could have (and should have) shot super-cop John McClane. The number is seven. I found the clip online as part of a WatchMojo.com video clip of 10 Badass Moments in the Die Hard Movie Series. The scene in question ranked number six.
Then I began to rethink the idea the Die Hard (the original) of whether or not it could be considered a Christmas. I speculated and debated with myself for a few minutes and I came to the conclusion…
You’ll just have to listen.
Along the way, I corrected my misuse of interchanging the terms clip and magazine when it came to talking about the blanks used in Die Hard 2. Click here to get it straight.
The other day, my boss introduced me to the word plenum. He was telling me about a particular part of a furnace called a plenum. Then later that same night, as I was listening to the latest episode of The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe and rogue Cara Santa Maria did he weekly segment “What’s The Word?”
Can you guess the word?
A Dimland Radio Pedantic Moment: Someone Doesn’t Know How Pie Charts Work
Science Insider produced a video explaining why human breasts differ from all other animals with breasts. It’s an interesting and informative video.
However, the person who created the animated graphics for the video doesn’t know how pie charts work. We are told a total 1.5 million women are affect by breast cancer worldwide each year. And we are also old that 570,000 women were killed by breast cancer in 2015. I would say that’s an effect. The 570k is part of the 1.5 million for 2015. We are shown the graphic below. Can you see the error?
|The pie totals to 2,070,000 not 1,500,000.
Facebook And The Female Nipple
One of the policies on photographs shared on Facebook is that users are not to show female nipples. I have posted the cover of Pixies’ album Surfer Rosa, which features exposed female nipples, on my Facebook page only to have in promptly removed.
But, if you are eBay and you are paying to place an ad, well, then you can get away with…
|This is acceptable on Facebook. I blanked out the nipples.
Three Cool Things
1) The New York Times produced an animated video along the lines of the School House Rock series. They called it Fool House Rock and it addresses the anti-vax movement’s success in bringing back measles. I especially like the FDR as the polio virus.
2) Above is a pretty cool way to troll an anti-vaxxer.
3) And the above image of the classic Universal Studios monsters as the members of KISS is very cool.
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