dimland radio 11-20-21 show notes

I’m A What?

“M@&*% F#*{<%! We’re in bed!”

(This show is only available through download. I was unable to upload the show to Z Talk Radio’s server. This has happened before, so I’m sure it will be fixed.)

I do what I can to be a good neighbor. I keep an eye on the neighbor’s houses, report abandoned vehicles, cut the nice older lady next door’s grass and shovel her snow, try to keep our property looking good, and keep my sacrificial ceremonies to our Lord Satan from going too late.

And if I notice a neighbor’s garage door left open I close it. This is something that happened last Tuesday night with the neighbor who lives across the alley from me. I didn’t think I could get it closed while being able to get out of the garage before the door closed, so I decided to call the neighbor.

She answered the phone, not knowing who was calling, and reacted negatively to my calling at 9:30pm.

Covid Update

There is some good news on the Covid front. Pfizer and Moderna have gotten FDA approval to start giving their booster shot to every American 18 and up. You don’t have to be old, have a health condition that could put you at risk of having Covid complications, or be a frontline heathcare worker. You just need to be at least 18 and be six months from getting the initial vaccination jab or jabs.

Pfizer and, in Europe, Merck both have a drug that can help fight a Covid infection. The medication is an antiviral that is effective against Covid. If someone gets the Covid they can get the medication and it can reduce hospitalization and death.

That’s good! But here in Minnesota the infection rate has been on the rise. It seems that it’s the Delta variant taking hold in Minnesota.

A Dimland Radio Pedantic Moment: A Duck, A Rooster, And A Goat Go For A Balloon Ride

“Hey, Rooster! History This Week said we don’t have wings.”

In 1783, the Montgolfier brothers put a duck, a rooster, and a sheep in the basket of their hot air balloon. They wanted to see if living, breathing creatures could breathe when aloft. It was the beginning days of flight (or floating in air) and it wasn’t certain there would be enough air to breathe up there. So, the livestock was loaded into the basket.

They survived the flight.

The podcast History This Week related <a href="http://<iframe title="Embed Player" width="100%" height="188px" src="https://embed.acast.com/d9768fa0-a79a-4ead-9102-f965e8a470bc/f7f278ef-a04c-440e-b6d0-5601568c2440&quot; scrolling="no" frameBorder="0" style="border:none;overflow:hidden;">the story and the host said something about wings. She needs to take a closer look at ducks and roosters.

Did That Army Really Disappear? Did It Exist?

The book is filled with excellent spot illustrations.

I went back into the pages of Strangely Enough to see what I could find about another of my favorite stories. In December, 1939 (or 1937 depending on the source), in China during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945) 2,988 Chinese soldiers (known as the Nanking Battalion) completely disappeared.

Colonel Li Fu Sien commanded the troops stationed along the river outside Nanking (present day Nanjing) to protect against an impending attack by the Japanese. Their main mission was to keep a bridge from being captured by the invading army.

Mere hours after he completed his inspection of the nearly 3,000 troops., the Colonel received word that all contact with the battalion had been lost. He went to investigate and found all 2,988 soldiers had disappeared. The heavy guns were still in place. Campfires were still hot, but the men were nowhere to be seen.

None were see to sneak over the bridge to surrender to the Japanese. None were seen to desert through the battle stripped fields. None were ever seen again.

Space aliens? Parallel universe? Polar vortex? A myth?

Yeah. It’s that last one.

Indy Had No Affect On The Plot Of Raiders?!

“How can I not affect the outcome of this movie?”

Dana Gould has said it. The nerds on the unfunny (to me) Big Bang Theory said it. I’m sure others have said it. Said what?

If Indy hadn’t been involved, the Nazis would still have found the ark, taken it to that island, opened it, and died.

I thought of a couple things that Indy may have affected, but… hmmm.

NERDS!

Anyway, this YouTuber says that’s not the point of the Indiana Jones movies. Indy never ends up with any of the items he goes after, but he always gains something more important.


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: Infected by The The and Chardonnay by Game Theory

Second ad break bumpers: Move Me by The Woodentops and Skin Deep by The Stranglers

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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