My Wife Is An Artist
With the arrival of the Satan mask (Hail Satan!), we were blessed from down below with a good chunk of money.
My wife is an artist whose work you can see (and buy – hint hint) at Saatchi Art.
A couple months back, she was informed by the site that someone had purchased several prints each of a few of her pieces. This amounted to a nice payday. However, we hadn’t seen any money yet.
Well, shortly after the arrival of the Satan mask, Amy checked in with Saatchi to find out about her payment. Saatchi got back to her saying they would check in to it. A couple/few hours later and Amy’s PayPal pinged. And there was the money she was owed.
I credit the arrival of the Satan mask. It couldn’t be just a coincidence, could it?
Where There’s Smoke…
Juicy (or is that bloody?) burger patties from the local Mom and Pop grocery shop can give off an awful lot of smoke and, if you aren’t careful, cause a grease fire. Remember! Do not pour water on a grease fire! Put a lid on it!
Such an experience with juicy (or is that bloody?) burger patties could possibly remind you of a time when your dad had to run a burning pan of grease out the back of the house, while the rest of your family ran out of the front.
And then there’s that one time you remember from your days working at Wendy’s and one of the employees attempted to set the fry station on fire. Your quick thinking saved the day!
All those memories from a juicy (or is that bloody?) burger patty.
Pausing Johnson & Johnson
Six people, all women, developed blood clots after receiving the Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine. The FDA and CDC recommended pausing the rollout of that vaccine to look into those cases.
It was six out of nearly seven million doses given out. It seems like a bit of an overreaction for such a statistically small number. But I guess those American government organizations believe, despite the likelihood of increased vaccine hesitancy among the public, pausing is the best action in light of those six cases.
Another number is being passed around the internets. It’s 5,800.
That’s the number of fully vaccinated Americans who still got the Covid. 5,800 out of 77,000,000. Again it’s barely a blip. Of the 5,800, 396 needed hospitalization and 74 have died.
Look, no vaccine is 100%. They never have been. But these vaccines are safe and effective. Don’t let fear of vaccines dominate your life. Don’t live in fear. Vaccines work. Just check out the next item.
A friend shared another stabilized and enlarged video of the Patterson/Gimlin film from 1967. That short film clip is the best, most compelling evidence for the still not confirmed to exist North American primate. That said, this 54 year old piece of evidence is pretty lousy. And there has been nothing as interesting to come to light from all that bigfoot hunting in over five decades.
So much time, so little evidence. Still.
Admittedly, the clip is pretty cool.
There’s another video on YouTube in which bigfooter M.K. Davis, who seems to spend much of his time examining the Patterson/Gimlin film, thinks he has found that bigfoot is carrying something in her left hand. I think what M.K. has discovered is the palm of her left hand.
A Dimland Radio Pedantic Moment: American Hot Wax
It’s available on YouTube. It’s the 1978 film American Hot Wax and it’s ok.
It’s the story of Alan Freed, an American radio DJ from the 1950s, who was a pioneering record spinner in the early days of rock ‘n’ roll, a term he is said to have coined.
The movie certainly has a passion for early rock ‘n’ roll, but it really doesn’t tell much of a story. Its first third gets so jumbled and cacophonous with overlapping dialogue it does get difficult to watch. And there isn’t much in the way of character development, except for Laraine Newman’s character, based on Carole King, who does get a little deeper treatment. The movie feels more like a series of vignettes that are loosely connected and leading up to the big concert climax. The concert features the real Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis, which is a treat.
The music is the best part of the film for sure. The opening scene is very good. It’s quiet as we watch Alan Freed head to the studio. He sits at his consul, turns on his mic, and says, “This is Alan Freed. And this is rock ‘n’ roll!” And he spins Little Richard’s Tutti Frutti. Pretty good.
The Pedantic Moment?
It is that first scene when Freed walks into his studio, there on the consul is a stack of records. On that stack is a note stating, “WROL don’t play list.” Well, the defiant DJ sets the note aside and takes that first record off the stack and plays it. It’s Tutti Frutti and the station manger bursts in yelling at Freed for playing a song from the don’t play list.
Can you guess how this pedant reacted to the scene?
There’s a simple way to keep DJs from playing records you don’t want them to play.
Don’t have the records you don’t want the DJs to play in the studio!
I got my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine!
At the time of recording, which was about six hours after I got the shot, my only symptom was a little soreness at the spot of the shot. However, ten hours after the shot, I woke up feeling like I was getting the flu. It wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t great either. A couple Tylenol and another few hours of sleep and I was fine.
Be patient. Wash your hands. Stay home. Stay safe. WEAR A MASK! Get vaccinated!
Dimland Radio opening theme song: Ram by The Yoleus
Closing song: Angler’s Treble Hook by $5 Fiddle
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