dimland radio 7-10-21 show notes

Who Says This Old Man Can’t Run?

As I have been getting older, I have been readjusting my baseline abilities of things I think I can still do. What I mean is, I have been noticing I can’t do some of the physical exertions I used to be able to do; running, push-ups, dancing for example. Maybe I can still do some of them, just not as well.

Running was a baseline item that was still there, but when I sometimes have to pick up the pace when crossing the street, I have noticed it is not as easy as it used to be. Maybe I no longer can run as well as I once did. At least, not without the proper motivation, say a bear chasing me.

Well, a recent event demonstrated I can indeed still run. And pretty fast, too. (For an old guy.) But, yes, it does take proper motivation.

What A Bunch Of Commies! Including You-Know-Who

I guess it looks cool, but is it worth it? Photo credit: AP News

My cousin who is a Trumper, an anti-masker, an anti-vaxxer (but believes all credit for the vaccine, which he won’t get, goes to Fearless Loser), and other things I suspect but will not mention; is very upset that Pres. Biden pulled the permit for fireworks at Mt. Rushmore this past Fourth of July weekend. (A decision upheld by a Federal judge.) “What a bunch of commies,” my cousin said.

And, boy, do we hate dem commies!

Turns out the Biden Administration merely reinstated the ban on fireworks at that National monument that had been in place for a decade or more. Since 2010, from what I can find, a ban has been put in place to prevent wildfires. Wildfires are always a risk in South Dakota in July, but in recent years the state has been affected by an infestation of the pine beetle, which is making South Datoka’s forests even more vulnerable to fire.

My cousin’s comment.

But 2020 was an election year and Fearless Loser needed a spectacle to con his followers into believing what a patriot he is. And what better way to do that than to risk millions of acres of prairie and forest and any towns (Deadwood comes to mind) and residences to wildfire for a 30 minute fireworks display? So the ban was waived and the Manchild-in-Chief had his fireworks show over the big heads of some old dudes (I doubt he could identify them) and have another Covid super-spreader event during a raging pandemic. Bonus!

I pointed out that I hadn’t noticed my cousin or any other Trumpers complaining all those years before last year’s ill-advised event. After all, three of years of the ban were while Fearless Loser was in office. Sure took him a long time to waive the restrictions. What a commie!

Tales From The Janitor’s Closet

This was a quick one. An employee was all enthusiastic when hearing about the possibility of picking up an additional property a couple nights a week, until…

You’ll have to listen to the show.

A Dimland Radio Pedantic Moment: How Is That Spelled?

That’s not how to spell newsstand.

While watching a YouTube short documentary on ABC’s Saturday morning educational cartoon shorts Schoolhouse Rock, I noticed a typo. As you can see in the screen capture to the left, “newsstand” is misspelled. Whoops!

I pointed this error out on Facebook and, of course, someone had to make an argument out of it. They commented that it was a cartoon and shared a Farside comic strip by the brilliant Gary Larson. It features a dog attempting to lure a cat into a clothes dryer. The dog had written “cat fud” a few times with arrows to show the cat where it could find food.

Missed it by that much!

The commenter was attempting to equate a purposely misspelled word meant to show that a dog had written it (I know dogs can’t write and cats can’t read, but that is taking pedantry too far) to a typo. “Newsstand” was not misspelled on purpose. The animator goofed and no one noticed.

I knew spelling wasn’t high on my former (I unfriended them because I was sick of their shit) Facebook friend’s priorities list when he misspelled “it’s”.

What a dumbass.

Puns And Pedantry

I like puns. I feel sorry for those sad, sad people whose bleak existence does not allow for an appreciation of puns. They just don’t understand how awesome and complex language can be.

Oh, they may think they are happy and well-adjusted and living fulfilled lives, but deep down I know they are truly sad and feel as though they are missing out.

Maybe I’m wrong. (I feel like I should drop a pun here, but I ain’t got one.)

Anyway, I talked about two Star Trek themed memes featuring Captain Kirk. The first has a good pun, but the setup is just plain wrong and there is no way Mr. Spock would get that wrong. No way.

The second meme is pretty damn good. And I think it is even gooder (misspelled on purpose) for the fact that you must see the text to get the pun. Check them out!

Is This A Good Idea?

Cuddle Clones is a company that offers fairly realistic clones of your pets. The one in the image is used as a golf club cover. I would advise you be certain the dog is nearby when your loved opens the package.

Cool Thing: A Father And Son Trip To The Ballgame

Thank you Maddy and Julie for the tickets. It was a great day.

Pregame warmups.
Father and son and baseball.

Be patient. Wash your hands. Wear a mask where required. AND GET VACCINATED!

Dimland Radio opening theme song: Ram by The Yoleus

First ad break bumpers: Snake Dance by The March Violets and Spy World by Wall Of Voodoo

Second ad break bumpers: The Passenger by Siouxsie & The Banshees and Can’t Hardly Wait by The Replacements

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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