A Classic Halloween Cold Open
This is my Halloween (sort of) show, so I thought I’d replay (again) the cold open I did way back when about my love for October, Halloween, and It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
It was also a great way to kill 7 and a half minutes of show material.
World Series 2022!
After an American League Championship Series (ALCS) that was hard to have a team I wanted to root for, the World Series of 2022 is under way.
The ALCS was between the Hated Yankees and the Houston Cheaters.
OK, maybe it’s not fair to hold the 2022 Houston Astros team responsible for the 2017 Astros’ system of cheating to benefit their hitters. The 2017, which saw the Astros win the World Series, were found to have been cheating. They were using video technology to find out what the next pitch would be and then relayed that information to the hitter by thumping on a trash can.
The Hated Yankees… Well, you know why I hate the NY Yankees.
So, who was I to root for? couldn’t root for both teams to lose. That would be silly.
Well, the Hated Yankees lost, so I guess that was the best outcome I could hope for.
Now, I’ll root for the Philadelphia Phillies to win.
Dana Gould’s Podcast, Being A Skeptic, Trying Not To Be An Asshole
On this year’s Halloween episode of Dana Gould’s podcast, Dana had a guest from Los Angeles’s punk rock scene during the late 70s into the 80s. Her name is Pleasant Gehman. She believes herself to be a witch, who has memories of seeing a UFO as a child, having the planchette of a Ouija board spell out messages without anyone touching it, and her being able to cause an Arizona State Trooper’s patrol car break down by merely crying.
These are some extraordinary claims for which she only has anecdotal evidence. And Dana’s new wife also chimed in with a paranormal claim with only anecdotal evidence.
I pointed out that, though I believe the guest and Dana’s wife to be sincere, in the words of Tim Minchin…
“Every mystery, throughout history, ever solved has turned out to be… not magic!“
A Dimland Radio Pedantic Moment: Actors & Special Effects
I must admit, I didn’t explain this quite the way it goes, but my pedantic moment is about this ad…
I’ll spoil it for you, but please still listen to the show…
The actors don’t see the special effects while they are acting!
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Dimland Radio opening theme song: Ram by The Yoleus
First ad break bumpers: Falling by Julee Cruise and Keep It Dark by Genesis
Second ad break bumpers: Date With A Vampyre by Screaming Tribesmen and Monster Man by The Suburbs
Closing song: Angler’s Treble Hook by $5 Fiddle
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