dimland radio 10-23-21 show notes

Runny Nose Was Running

‘Tis the season when my nose runneth over. Each Spring and Fall, I have a few days or weeks when my allergies decide to kick my ass. Most days through those times of the rolling year I’m fine, but there are days when I want to remove my nose.

The first segment of this show is filled with snot. I was able to clean out the offending organ during the first ad break, but that first third of the show is pretty sniffly. My apologies.

“It’s Dark…”

Last week I asked a favor of my listeners. I asked all of them to send me an email. A few did and I got a question! (Please, if you haven’t sent an email, send one to drdim@dimland.com. Put “Fun Socks” in the subject line. Please! I’m begging!)

I was pretty excited when Bryan from Scotland sent an email and asked me where the sounder “It’s dark. Well, let’s have some light on the subject…” at the beginning of my show came from. Well, I’ll tell you.

But first…

Power Records

In the mid-70s, a magical series of items became available that set every young comic book collector’s heart aflutter.

It was a series of comic books that each included a record that dramatizes the colorful pages with music, voice actors, and plenty of sound effects. You could read along and enjoy the visuals as the “radio play” on the record would fill your ears. These items, produced by the Power Records label, were highly coveted.

Power Records had both Marvel Comics (Spider-Man, Captain America, The Hulk) and DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman) characters. They had television shows (Star Trek, Space: 1999, The Six Million Dollar Man). There were monster comics (Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, Werewolf) and they dramatized four of the original Planet of the Apes films (Planet, Beneath, Escape, Battle).

Most of Power Records comics were adapted from actual comic books, but there were a few issues that were created specifically for the comic book and record series. Legendary comic book illustrator Neal Adams provided the art for some of the titles.

Power Records was a a subsidiary of Peter Pen Records, which was a label that produced entertainment for the kids. This included a line of Peter Pan Records comic book and record sets. The artwork in the books and the “radio play” of the record weren’t quite at the same level as the Power Records stuff. At least not in the GI Joe series of comic book and record sets.

And that’s brings me to the answer to Bryan’s question. The “It’s dark…” sounder at the start of Dimland Radio comes from…

Click here to read and listen and you’ll hear that familiar line.

Ben Shapiro And His Wife Have Separate Bedrooms

Why so serious, Ben?

Ben Shapiro is a very conservative opinion giver. He writes books and columns, he’s hosted a radio show, he hosts some internet show, he’s a frequent guest on cable news and podcasts. And he has never had a really good belly laugh. He’s always so serious.

Well, I can’t say that he’s never had a belly laugh. I don’t know what he’s like in his private life. It’s just that his public persona is one of deadly seriousness. That might be due to his youthful appearance. He’s 37, but he looks much, much younger. Maybe he’s compensating for that.

Apparently, he and his wife have separate bedrooms. Some in the opinionsphere (namely the leftie, socialist, commies) have gotten a lot of amusement out of that bit of insight about the youthful-looking right winger. But, really, so what if they do? We don’t know the Shapiros’ private life together. They might have a fully stocked sex dungeon for all we know.

You see? He can smile. (Probably thinking about his sex dungeon.)

I know a married couple who have had separate bedrooms for 40 years. And before then for several years one of them slept on the couch every night.

They’re my parents. And, no, they don’t have a sex dungeon. They better not anyway.

During my talk about Ben, I mentioned the de-heroifying of Christopher Columbus. YouTuber Knowing Better’s video on putting the world explorer in context helped me with the controversy.

Dennis Prager Has Covid And He’s Happy About It

Dennis Prager: “Yay! I have Covid. I meant to do that!”

Conservative opinion giver Dennis Prager has Covid and he’s happy to have it, because now he’ll get that magically natural immunity. It is true that will happen for him, assuming he recovers (there are several right wing talk radio anti-vaxxers who didn’t), which I hope he does.

(Here’s leftie, socialist, commie David Pakman’s take on Prager’s Covid case.)

Dennis didn’t want the vaccine, because of freedom, I guess. He took the hydroxychloroquine every day to prevent his getting Covid. It didn’t work, because it doesn’t work for Covid!

As I said, Dennis is happy he got the Covid for the natural immunity, but if he wanted to get it, why was he taking hydroxychloroquine to prevent the Covid? And we should remember the natural immunity didn’t rid the world of small pox and put us on the doorstep of being rid of polio, vaccines did that.

“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Mask up! GET VACCINATED! And if you have been vaccinated, THANK YOU!


Dimland Radio opening theme song: Ram by The Yoleus

First ad break bumpers: But I’m Different Now by The Jam and Born Under Punches by Talking Heads

Second ad break bumpers: Bonzo Goes To Bitburg by Ramones and Brass Monkey by Beastie Boys

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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