dimland radio 11-14-20 show notes

Captain Phillips Spoiled

I led off the showing spoiling the film Captain Phillips (2013) starring Tom Hanks as the captain of a container ship that get attacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia. I mainly described the scene after the captain had been rescued and was getting medical attention.

My mother many years ago had said something about acting that has stayed with me to this day. She was remarking on Carrie Fisher’s acting in the original Star Wars. Mom said she could tell Carrie was acting. That struck me and I grew to understand what Mom meant. Great actors are so good you can’t tell they are acting.

Although I didn’t quite get everything in the scene I described quite right, my overall reason for talking about it was to remark on how natural Tom Hanks was. You believe he is the character and that he is breaking down after having being so brave during the crisis. It’s quite a powerful scene.

Yes, But Why Spoil The Movie?

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I spoiled Captain Phillips because, although the stress level I experienced over the past four years was nothing like what he experienced over several hours, my reaction to the announcement of the Biden/Harris victory was not all that different from his reaction to being rescued.

Van Jones news commentator on CNN was also overwhelmed with the feeling of relief when the American voters clearly rejected Pres. Trump. His stress of the last four years was certainly different than mine.

Fearless Loser lost by more than five million votes and yet he refuses to concede. His legal teams have been trying to sue Trump into a second term. But the cases have no merit. They are being dismissed. The YouTuber LegalEagle gives a more knowledgeable take on the lawsuits here.

But more than 72 million Americans voted for four more years of character not mattering; four more years rejecting the notion of a kinder, gentler nation; four more years of rejecting compassionate conservatism. Those Americans were OK with Fearless Loser. I don’t get it.

Hey! Why Not Spoil Another Movie?

Then I spoiled 1973’s The Wicker Man starring Christopher Lee and Edward Woodward. I had watched again recently and was amused by the resolute devoutness both characters had for their religions. Woodward portraying a Christian and Lee as a pagan. This scene had me, an atheist, snickering at both of them.

A Dimland Radio ARGH!

I’ve been hearing a lot of nouns being used as verbs in advertising lately…

“Brain Better”

“Help You Health”

“First! We Taco!”


A Cool Thing: Amy’s New Job

For seventeen years, my wife Amy has been a stay-at-home mom. This past week she started a new job. There will be challenges in scheduling, but we will work it out.

If all goes well and the job is permanent, I may finally be able to quit my night job. That would be a very cool thing.

Be patient. Wash your hands. Stay home. Stay safe. WEAR A MASK!

Dimland Radio opening theme song: Ram by The Yoleus

First ad break bumpers: Shaken Not Stirred by Red Guitars and Talking Doll by The Screaming Blue Messiahs

Second ad break bumpers: Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic by The Police and Lullaby by The Cure

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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