dimland radio 6-4-22 show notes

A warning! There are about 30 seconds of dead air as the show returns from the second break. I overestimated the time I had and I was caught… indisposed.

I Find ASMR To Be Very Annoying

“Does this annoy you?”

A couple podcasts that I listen to have brought ASMR to my mind. The Greatest Generation, a podcast about Star Trek, has recently had its two hosts whispering and pretending to do the ASMR thing as a joke. It’s just been within the last couple of months they’ve started doing it. I don’t know why they started doing it. It isn’t funny to me, but it is annoying.

The other podcast is Science Vs, which is a science popularizing podcast. It has a recent episode dedicated to examining what science says about ASMR. I haven’t listened to it yet. I’m worried I’ll just be annoyed.

I commented on Facebook about my annoyance with the phenomenon. A hipster got on me for being behind the times. Apparently, ASMR was a thing five to ten years ago.

True, but there’s those two podcasts who also seem to be behind the times. Squaresville, Man!

Beatrice Straight: Great In That One Scene

“Do you love her?!”

While I talked about ASMR and its whispered speaking annoyingness, I thought of Beatrice Straight, an actor who received an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her 5 minutes or so in Sidney Lumet’s 1976 classic Network. She played the loyal wife of a television news man (William Holden), who just told her of the affair he was having with an ambitious television executive (Faye Dunaway).

Loudly “whispering” some nonsense about dying and going into the light.

That’s some damn good acting!

Well, she came to mind when I thinking of the whole whispering element of ASMR. I remembered the same actor played one of the paranormal investigators attempting to rescue a little girl from the “other side” in the 1982 horror classic Poltergeist. In the film there is a scene in which three characters are “whispering” so as not to disturb the others who are resting. Except…

They ain’t whispering!

We Said Goodbye To Our Kitty

There she is, all excited about the box she’d just found.

We had her for about eight years. She could be a pain in the ass, she could be a great cuddle buddy. She was our cat. She was our Callie.

She was having seizures and breathing problems and it was time.

Goodbye, Kitty.

And Then Mom

My mom is 85 years old and her health has been slipping for some time now. I explain on the show how she is now on hospice care at home. She was doing OK on hospice, but next week I’ll tell you the latest.

The latest isn’t very good.

Cool Thing: Her Name Is Edna

There she is!

We didn’t wait long. We wanted a dog and we found Edna. She’s a Japanese Chin and she’s just adorable.

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

Dimland Radio opening theme song: Ram by The Yoleus

First ad break bumpers: Here Is The News by ELO and After The Lights Go Out by Urban Guerrillas

Second ad break bumpers: Beatle Boots by Love Tractor and Crummy Stuff by Ramones

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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