A New/Old Job
I started with telling a what I tried to keep brief story of part of my employment history. It was my way of leading up to telling my listener that I will be leaving the full time portion of my job for the janitorial service I have worked the better part of the last 33 years. More than 14 of those years saw me working as their office manager.
There are number of reasons for me wanting to leave. Foremost of which was the fact that I just don’t want to manage employees anymore. I hate it. The stress is not worth the meager pay.
I will be returning to Cold Side Silkscreening. My wife returned to Cold Side last September and they recently asked if I would come back to help out on a temporary basis for a few weeks. But their office manager did make it clear they were looking for someone permanent. Turns out they were looking for me.
We’ll see how it goes. In the meantime, as I see out my last three weeks with the janitorial service, let’s hope I don’t do anything rash while my current boss keep laying on the guilt. It should be fun. I’ll keep you posted.
Black Midi a few months ago and now TOOL?
OK, I know that two concerts over the course of a few months doesn’t seem like much, but before Black Midi it had been years since my wife and I have gone to a concert, and that was The Who.
These recent show-goings were to see bands Amy (my wife) likes. And, as I’ve said whenever asked why I’m going to those shows, Amy likes them and I like Amy, so I go to the show. It doesn’t matter if I know the material, she ain’t going alone.
Unlike Black Midi, I knew TOOL’s material before seeing them. Well, that’s not completely true. I knew one song. And I like that song.
They didn’t play it. That meant I knew nothing of what they played. However, I enjoyed the show very much. They ain’t replacing The Who in my heart, but they were worth seeing. And my wife was happy.
I don’t think I mentioned it on the show, but there was one thing I didn’t enjoy. Seated near me was a couple who sure enjoyed talking to each other. Yep, they went to see a band they really liked and had a conversation through virtually the entire show. I was able to keep it from distracting me. Mostly.
I refrained, but I thought of asking them if the band had interfered with their conversation at all. Some people’s children, I tell ya.
I Saw The Batman
And I really liked it.
It’s even more grounded in reality than Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy and it doesn’t dwell on the Batman’s origin story. It alludes to the death of his parents and his desire to avenge them, but the film doesn’t feel the need lay it all out again.
This version directed by Matt Reeves makes stronger use of Batman’s greatness as a detective. The feel of the movie is very bleak and was definitely influenced by David Fincher’s Se7en.
I’ve heard a local podcaster complain about how sick he is of the dark and brooding portrayals of the Dark Knight. His Batman is the Adam West Batman. I have news for him… He doesn’t like Batman.
Dark and brooding is Batman. That’s what he was created to be by Bill Finger, improving upon Bob Kane’s initial idea. That’s the way he was revived by Denny O’Neil and Neal Adams in the ’70s, taking him away from the silliness of Adam West and Super-Friends. Batman ’66 is fun and entertaining and I do like that version. I prefer the dark and brooding detective, which is what he was intended to be.
If you prefer your Batman be campy, that’s fine. It’s just not Batman.
Herschel Walker Doesn’t Understand Evolution
Former athlete Herschel Walker is running for the US Senate in George as a Republican. He recently proved his GOP worthiness by demonstrating he doesn’t do science. He doesn’t do evolution.
He made the age-old, tired, completely explained, and plug-ass ignorant anti-science “gotcha”:
“At one time, science said man came from apes, did it not? If that is true, why are there still apes? Think about it.”
Welp, he’s got you there scientists! He just logic-ed you right out of your shoes…
Oh, wait. No, he didn’t. Science never said humans came from apes. They have said humans are apes. Humans and other apes all come from a common ancestor. As does all life on Earth. Every living thing on Earth is related to every other living thing on Earth. And we are all related to everything that has ever lived on Earth, right on back to that first single celled life-form that started the evolutionary ball rolling.
The anti-science conservatives don’t get that.
At one time, the Bible said God made Adam from dirt, did it not? If that is true, why is there still dirt? Think about it? (Stolen from someone on the social media.)
The Towering Inferno
I did a retro-review of this disaster movie from 1974 for Warehouse Find, the official blog of Nostalgia Zone. On the show, I touched on a couple/few things I didn’t mention in the blog. One was a…
Dimland Radio Pedantic Moment!
I won’t go into it here, but I think it’s a good one having to do with the dramatic climax of what is a very entertaining movie. Sure, it’s cheesy and full of ’70s tackiness, but it’s great. Pop a big bowl of popcorn and give it a watch!
There were a couple other thongs about the movie I didn’t get to in the blog or on the show, but I will next week.
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