What Did I Say?
Last week I sneaked in a word just as the show was getting under way. It’s the technical term for a certain sex act and I was challenged to slip the word into the show, so I did.
Did you catch it?
Math Is Hard
With the latest COVID relief package making its way through the House and Senate, I thought I would demonstrate that I’m not a mathematician. The demonstration was unintended. I thought I had hit upon something profound.
But, it turned out that math is hard.
And I’m a doofus.
I’m Also Old
My wife was watching the John Hughes teen angst classic Pretty In Pink the other day.
(Lookin’ good, Steff.)
I discovered I had gotten old when my reaction, after watching for a few minutes, was to roll my eyes and tell the kids to settle down and stop being so dramatic. To paraphrase the 1990s philosopher the Fresh Prince: Kids just don’t understand.
A Dimland Radio Pedantic Moment: Marjorie Taylor Greene
First off, she’s fucked in the head. She is bad for America. She needs to get on some meds.
Funny as the retort may be, by using ironic sexism, going by Biblical logic kooky, QAnon Marge is still right about God creating only two genders. Again, I mean that going by the Bible she’s right. The invisible sky-daddy created the two genders by taking the rib out of the one He made from dust. According to the Bible, which is what the loopy lunatic from Georgia is basing her ideas on, the deity only made two genders.
Of course, we all know the Bible is bullshit, right?
It’s Not True: Praying To The Golden Idol
At the recent Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), an annual event at which conservative Republicans gather the air grievances, complain about being oppressed, and strategize on the best ways to not make life better for other people, someone wheeled in a cartoonish statue of Fearless Loser. A golden idol if you will.
The above image of evangelicals gathered around the idol to bless it or pray to it is a lie. It’s a Photoshopped image that originally had the Loser himself as the center of attention. So, yeah, pretty much the same thing.
Part of me still expects to hear that this golden idol (made in China!) was actually a massive trolling of the conservatives.
Walks Like A Nazi Symbol, Swims Like A Nazi Symbol, Quacks Like A Nazi Symbol…
Initially, my reaction to the shape of the stage at the CPAC event was that it sure did look like one of the several runic symbols the Nazis adopted for their military and governmental insignia. Come on! Look at it! These conservatives are sending a message to their Neo-Nazi base!
Well, not so fast. Let’s remember not to assign malice where human incompetence or oversight or pure coincidence can explain the resemblance.
As the conversation rolled out on my Facebook page, I maintained the willingness to accept the stage design, which looked so much like an odal rune, was simply an amazing coincidence. That it was not intended as a dog whistle.
The odal rune was a symbol used by Nazis in occupied Yugoslavia during World War II. And the othala rune, very similar to the odal rune, was adopted by the National Socialist Movement in 2016 to replace the swastika in order to be “more inclusive and more mainstream.” Neo-Nazis striving to be more inclusive. Riiiight.
Anyway, the company that designed the stage was shocked by the resemblance to the runic symbol that had been ruined by the Nazis. (The Nazis ruined a lot of things. Excepts skulls. Skulls are still cool.) They had not intended to use a Nazi symbol and they weren’t sending any message.
Although, no doubt that some Neo-Nazis have seen that stage and believe they have been given a message.
The Car Is Better?
We had some trouble with the car. The problem was a loose battery cable and the fix was simple and inexpensive. I also replaced the gas cap, which might have been the source of some other weirdness.
But is it fixed? Stay tuned.
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: Natural’s Not In It by Gang Of Four and Did You Steal My Money by The Who
Second ad break bumpers: One Step Ahead by Split Enz and How Soon Is Now? by The Smiths
Closing song: Angler’s Treble Hook by $5 Fiddle
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