dimland radio 1-14-23 show notes

Heart Attack Snow

That’s mine old, gnarled, knobby-knuckled hand.

I realize that to people living in Buffalo, NY 11″ of snow (see photo) is laughable, but here in the upper Midwest it’s a real pain in the ass. Or the chest as it turned out for me.

No worries! I just overexerted my 58 year-old self, but it is called “heart attack snow” for a reason.

Be Careful With The Speculation

Photo credit: Wall Street Journal

Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin was tackled during the January 3rd game against the Cincinnati Bengals. He got up. Adjusted his helmet. He collapsed.

What in the world happened?

Anti-vaxxers jumped online to blame vaccines, the COVID vaccine in particular from what I can tell. Settle down, asswipes!

There is speculation by medical experts, which is still speculation, they don’t know for sure what caused Hamlin to go into cardiac arrest and they haven’t examined him. They speculate he was hit in a particular area of his chest at a particular moment during his heartbeat cycle, which through off the electrical system of his heart and led to his needing immediate medical attention. The condition that seems the likely explanation is commotio cordis.

Is the speculation on target? Probably. It sure weren’t vaccines.

And Now – Sportsball! Vikings Postseason Preview

I think my Facebook post on January 8 gives you a good idea of how I felt the Minnesota Vikings would do in the playoffs this year:

The end of the Vikings’ 1998 season.

As I write this, the big Wild Card Game weekend is wrapping up. How did the Vikes do?

Tune in next week.

Preview of next week’s MN Vikings segment: Well, at least they won’t lose the Super Bowl.

A Nice Collection

I work (and record my show) at Nostalgia Zone Comics and Collectables in Minneapolis. Quite often people come in to sell their old comic books. That’s how we get our stock. Most the stuff that comes in is OK, often nothing major. But every once in a while…

A fellow came in with a collection of a hundred or so books. Some good stuff in there. Items from the ’60s and ’70s. Two books in particular stood out. See below…

Yep. That’s how they were priced out by the boss. And they are sold already.

A Dimland Radio Science Hero: Dr. Harriet Hall

Dr. Harriet Hall

This segment started out with me reminding my listener that famous people do not die in threes. I gave three examples to get the listener excited, then listed off more people who had died recently.

Dr. Harriet Hall, the SkepDoc, was one of the people who died recently. (And those asswipe anti-vaxxers claimed she died from the vaccine. Gah! Shaddup!)

Dr. Hall did so much for the world of skepticism by taken on the dubious claims of alternative medicine. She wrote articles (here’s one), gave speeches, and did a video series on that specific realm of pseudoscience.

Living or dead, Dr. Harriet Hall is a Dimland Radio Science Hero.

Graham Hancock Is A Crank (And A Dimland Radio Science Zero)

Mainstream archeology just won’t listen to me!”

Netflix has a popular, new pseudohistory “documentary” series hosted by journalist crank Graham Hancock. Hancock has been spouting nonsense, unsupported by any good evidence or actual archeologists, about his incredulousness about ancient people (almost exclusively brown-skinned people) being able to build all those ancient wonders without the help from Alanteans or aliens or whatever for decades.

I’m not saying he’s a racist. I don’t know what’s in his heart. I am saying he’s a crank. And his series isn’t archeology.

Again, I’m not saying Hancock is racist. I’m saying the nonsense he’s pedaling has a racist component to it. Brian Dunning mentioned it in a general sort of way, not specific to Hancock on a recent Skeptoid podcast. Ever wonder why these cranks don’t seem to question the architectural achievements of the ancient Greeks and Romans? Hmm. Interesting.

Movie Recommendation: Jojo Rabbit (2019)

This movie made me laugh. And it made me cry.


GET VACCINATED! GET BOOSTED! GET BOOSTED AGAIN! And if you have been vaccinated, THANK YOU! It would also be a good idea to get your flu shot, too.


Dimland Radio opening theme song: Ram by The Yoleus

First ad break bumpers: Shaken Not Stirred by Red Guitars and Smalltown Boy by Bronski Beat

Second ad break bumpers: Sleepless by King Crimson and She’s On It by Beastie Boys

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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