Halloween Is Over
My siblings all had good turnouts for their Halloween candy handouts. Amy and I did manage to more than double last year’s 11 kids. But not by much.
We got 23. I was a bit disappointed. But, hey! We have plenty of leftover candy.
It wasn’t much of a tale. I scheduled an appointment at Walgreen’s, showed up, filled out a couple forms, and got the booster jab. Easy as cake.
There was that brief power glitch…
A Dimland Radio Science Zero: Aaron Rodgers
Star quarterback for the Green Bay Packers was caught in a lie. He had been lying about having been vaccinated against Covid. And he carried on as if he had been vaxxed, putting myself and others at risk of getting the virus.
And he got Covid. Oh, he’ll be fine. He’s healthy and he has a homeopathic “doctor” and he listens to world renown medical science expert on infectious diseases Joe Rogan (two-time Dimland Radio Science Zero). And now Kaaron, as he’s being called, is complaining that his lying is getting him “cancelled” by the “woke mob”.
Skeptic Rebecca Watson weighed in on Rodgers’ Kaaron-ness. Click here to hear her take.
A Dimland Radio Science Hero: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Aaron Rodgers might not get it, but basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar does. He wrote a scathing opinion piece on the Green Bay QB’s lying about being vaccinated. Kareem believes Aaron’s selfishness not only put other at risk, but damaged the reputation of all athletes, setting back the gains they have made over the decades in moving away from the big, dumb jock image.
Read his opinion piece here.
A Dimland Radio Pedantic Moment: You Like To Cook? Really?
The History Channel has a really good podcast called History This Week. It’s a weekly podcast that focuses on historical events. It’s excellent. It’s actual history, not ghost hunters or ancient aliens or dudes rummaging through old barns for valuable antiques. Actual history. Who’d a thunk it was possible the History Channel would deliver actual history?
Anyway, during an ad for Hello Fresh, the host asked her producer to relate his experience with the meal provider. He claimed to like to cook, but said he felt intimidated if a recipe had more than two or three ingredients.
He likes to cook? Really?
The Lost TV Signal Mystery Solved
When I was in grade school, I picked up a copy of C.B. Colby’s Strangely Enough, the abridged version. Strangely Enough is filled with creepy stories of ghosts, haunted places, hidden treasure, mysterious disappearances, and appearances. The stories are more than likely urban myths, but they are presented uncritically as though they were true.
As a kid, I ate it up. I believed every story. A seventh grade English teacher of mine clued me in on not excepting such stories at face value.
Well, recently, I looked into one of my favorite stories in the book. It’s called the Lost TV Signal. It tells the tale of the identification card of a TV station in Houston, Texas showing up on TV screens in England three years after that Houston station had stopped broadcasting!
How is that possible?!
Space aliens? Parallel universe? Polar vortex? A hoax?
Yeah. It’s that last one.
Mask up! GET VACCINATED! And if you have been vaccinated, THANK YOU!
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