“How’s That Working For You?”
Take the word from someone who suffers from the occasional bouts of difficult to control anxiety. Intellectually, I know it’s better to just try to not focus on my worries to the point of anxiousness, but it isn’t that easy.
A friend tried to snap me out of it by pointing out that which I already know. I tried to explain that to him. Maybe he got it.
After the conversation with my friend, I talked to my wife, who understands anxiety. Understands it really, really well. It was when I was talking to her that I remembered my friend suffers from occasional…
You’ll have to listen to the show. Hey, I can’t give everything away.
The First Big Snowstorm Of The Season
As I recorded this week’s show, we here in the upper Midwest were hours into a big snow event. It started in the Twin Cities during the noon hour and finally petered out at about four in the morning. At the Minneapolis/St. Paul international airport in Bloomington they’re measured just under 12″, but no one lives at the airport.
We got about 8″ which I had to clear by myself. Amy was sleeping and the boy was still in Mankato. Using the snowblower and my trusty shovel, it took me an hour and a half to clear our walkways and driveway, as well as my neighbor’s, and the alley.
Temperatures are expected to climb into the 50s on Wednesday. Minnesota winters can be weird.
It’s Not True: The Six Panel Door Is A Christian Thing
The meme has been making the rounds on the internets. It claims the six panel door shows a cross and an open Bible. For some reason knowing this “fact” was supposed to make liberals ‘ heads explode. Really?
“Hey, Lib! You’ve got a Christian door! Hahahaha!”
Dude, I live in Saint Paul. Christian bullshit is all over the place in this country. My head’s fine.
Besides, despite my not being able to find anything solidly conclusive, it appears the Cross/Bible door design is a myth. History Professor Carl Lounsbury has been said to point out the front door on the Moses Meyers House in Norfolk, VA is a Cross/Bible door. Seems odd as Moses Meyers was Jewish.
Oh! And the door was also said to ward off witches. Yeah, this doesn’t ring true.
Mike Nesmith: 1942-2021
My favorite Monkee died on Thursday. Mike Nesmith was also the coolest Monkee. I mean, he wore the wool hat. None of the other Monkees did that. Not even the British one.
Here’s a list of ten Monkees’ songs, in no particular order, which are my favorites sung by Wool Hat, half of which were also written by him:
Tapioca Tundra (1968) written by Nesmith.
The Door Into Summer (1967)
Birth Of An Accidental Hipster (2016)
The Girl I knew Somewhere (1995 reissue of Headquarters) mono mix with Nesmith vocals, written by Nesmith.
What Am I Doing Hangin’ ‘Round (1967)
Papa Gene’s Blues (1967) written by Nesmith.
Love Is Only Sleeping (1967)
Me And Magdalena (2016)
Sunny Girlfriend (1967) written by Nesmith.
You Just May Be The One (1967) written by Nesmith.
Randi Speaks (Well, Writes)
I did a lengthy follow-up on my story (show #466) about 70s Spoon-Bending Sensation Uri Geller’s unfortunate appearance in an issue of Daredevil by Marvel Comics. I was disappointed that Marvel would legitimize a person who seems likely to using magicians’ tricks to do his feats. Geller fooled many, but he didn’t fool James Randi.
Randi wrote a letter to Marvel. I’ll let him have the last word here:
Mask up! GET VACCINATED! GET BOOSTED! And if you have been vaccinated, THANK YOU!
Dimland Radio opening theme song: Ram by The Yoleus
First ad break bumpers: Big Brother Muscle by The Screaming Blue Messiahs and Games Without Frontiers by Peter Gabriel
Second ad break bumpers: Inside A Fireball by Hunters & Collectors and Cruiser’s Creek by Talking Heads
Closing song: Angler’s Treble Hook by $5 Fiddle
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