dimland radio 1-28-23 show notes

The Super Bowl Is Set

Make it a good one, fellas!

I didn’t know it at the time of recording, but we all know it now. It’s gonna be the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles. The exact two teams I was not hoping would make it to the big game.

Let’s just hope for a good and entertaining game.

A Dimland Radio Pedantic Moment: Miller Lite Ad

I’m surprised they sell anything other than Miller Lite.

Just look at all the signage! One would think the store would only carry the one “beer”. And check out Mr. Can’t Be Bothered throwing attitude at the customer.

Watch the ad here and feel my pain.

Clever use of the Ace Of Base hit The Sign, though.

It’s Not True: The Simpson’s Uncanny 2000 Depiction Of Fearless Loser’s Campaign Kick-Off

Can you believe it? You shouldn’t, because isn’t not true.

It’s been spreading around the internets and at first is is stunning how similar a segment of an episode of The Simpsons from 2000 is to the Orange Fascist’s announcement of his intention to run for President destroy America in 2015.

I was stunned! I just couldn’t believe it! How could they have gotten it so close?!

Well, they didn’t.

The lie. The truth.

Live Albums And The Who Studio Versus Live

George Hrab of the Geologic Podcast

On a recent Geologic Podcast, host George Hrab answered a question from a fan about live albums. He talks about how some live albums aren’t all live. Some artists will use overdubs and sweeten the crowd sounds. Kiss Alive is a good example of this.

So, what else could I do but use this live album talk to segue into talking about my favorite band The Who?

The greatest rock band ever!

I did a compare and contrast with two of there songs. Comparing the studio version of both to their live versions.

See Me Feel Me studio version vs live version

A Quick One While He’s Away studio version vs live version


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Dimland Radio opening theme song: Ram by The Yoleus

First ad break bumpers: Cigarette In Backwards by The Suburbs and Independence Day by Urban Guerrillas

Second ad break bumpers: Good Thing by The Woodentops and Athena by The Who

Closing song: Angler’s Treble Hook by $5 Fiddle


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dimland radio 1-21-23 show notes

The Kia

We got word that our Kia Soul needs a new engine. Fortunately, the problem that led to the replacement is covered under an extended warranty. Phew!

This also means we get to use a rental until our Soul is brought back from the brink. And, oh, what a car we got! It’s almost too much car.

It’s a 2021 Dodge Charger.

I Went To Church

“This very old book written by men who didn’t know Australia existed has all the answers! You just have to believe it.”

And the walls didn’t come crumbling down. I mean, there was a heathen in their midst. It’s almost as though it’s all made up.

What in the world happened? What was I, an atheist, doing in church.

Well, this was Saturday evening and I was still driving my dad’s car, while we waited to learn about our Kia and before we got the muscle car. And, since I had my dad’s car, it behooved me to make certain he got to church. He prefers to go to Saturday evening Mass.

Church is important to Dad. He never talks much about his religious beliefs, that’s too personal a thing for him. My sister did just recently learn that Dad had a sad childhood (some of it, anyway) and church became a refuge for him. It gives him peace. So, I attended Mass with him.

I refrained from scoffing during the proceedings. I even stood when the congregation stood. But I didn’t kneel. I draw the line at kneeling.

I had a few observations on my first since I don’t know when attendance of a regular, ordinary Mass.

It’s Not True: Coca-Cola’s Special Formula For McDonald’s

A coworker of mine has been making a few claims. I’m not so sure about some of them.

It’s all about the delivery system.

One claim was that Coca-Cola makes a special formula for McDonald’s restaurants. People have long thought Coke just tastes better at the Golden Arches, so it is understandable that the claim seems to be true.

I looked into it.

From what I found, there isn’t a special formula for Mickey D’s. The restaurant just does something a little differently then most of the other food joints. The photo is a hint.

Sports Ball Talk: MN Vikings In (And Out Of) The Playoffs

A very familiar sight whenever the Vikes are in the playoffs. Photo credit: Star Tribune

The picture says it all.

Oh, well. At least the Vikings won’t lose the Super Bowl.


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Dimland Radio opening theme song: Ram by The Yoleus

First ad break bumpers: Ace Of Spades by Motorhead and Mad Jack by The Chameleons UK

Second ad break bumpers: The Queen And The Soldier by Suzanne Vega and King Of The Hill by The Minutemen

Closing song: Angler’s Treble Hook by $5 Fiddle


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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.


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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


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dimland radio 12-31-22 show notes

Greta Thunberg Wins The Internet

I had never heard of Andrew Tate until he foolishly attempted to take on environmental activist Greta Thunberg in a battle of wits on Twitter. Tate is some former MMA fighter, women-hating troll who was recently reinstated to Twitter by billionaire buffoon Elon Musk. One of Tate’s first actions after reinstatement was to brag at Thunberg about how many cars he owns. She responded in the best way to such overcompensating machismo:

If you don’t know how to read Twitter, Thunberg’s response comes before Tate’s attempted trolling.

But, it didn’t end there.

Tate couldn’t just slink off and lick his publicly received wounds. Nope, he posted a video of himself with pizza delivery and said he wouldn’t be recycling the boxes. After posting the video, Romanian police arrested Tate and his brother on sex trafficking charges. (Romanian law enforcement has denied the pizza boxes in the video helped them locate the dipshit, as had been claimed on the internets and which I stated on the show).

Still, Greta got the last word in the exchange:

Attagirl!

And Now – Sportsball!

Phase one of Gut Punch 2022/23 complete.

I tried to keep it brief, because some of my listeners ain’t that into sports, but I had to mention a possible devastating way in which the MN Vikings will end up punching their fans in the gut this year.

You have to understand, the Vikings have been punching their fans in the gut since their first Super Bowl appearance in 1970. And that is actually the only season the Vikes have won it all. You see, the Super Bowl wasn’t the championship game yet (that would happen in 1971). There were two leagues then and the Vikes won theirs in 1970.

But, no one cares. They lost the Super Bowl that year (and three more times after that), so the perception is they have never won it all.

Each time since 1977, the last time the Vikes were in the Super Bowl, whenever the team seems set to get back to the big game, they find a way to punch their fans in the gut. There have been way too many gut punches for me to get into here.

This year will be not different.

The MN Vikings will punch their fans in the gut again and on the show I go over the predicted by a co-worker scenario for this year’s let down.

As of this writing, phase one of Gut Punch 2022/23 has be completed. The Green Bay Packers beat the Vikes (embarrassingly at that) on New Years Day.

Oh! I forgot to link to a couple videos relating to the Vikings’ unbelievable comeback victor over the lousy Indianapolis Colts. First is the Vikings Vet Line that started at halftime, when the Vikes were down 33-0 and stays with the game showing the hosts and the fans witnessing the comeback. Second is YouTuber Tom Grossi’s fan reaction to the comeback game.

Don’t Get History From Hollywood

Cool looking, sure, but just how accurate?

I’m sure most people know this already, but you shouldn’t rely on Hollywood for accurate historical information. Still, I thought it would be fun to check on the “history” depicted in The Untouchables (1987) and the Netflix series Peaky Blinders.

One scene in The Untouchables shows the judge in Al Capone’s tax evasion case instructing the bailiff to switch juries with another case being tried at the same time. It had come to Eliot Ness’s attention that the Capone jury had been bribed and he (ahem) convinced the judge to take action, leading to the defeat of Chicago’s most notorious crime boss. Yay, Untouchables!

My pedantry takes hold whenever I watch that scene. Surely, it would be a mistrial. However, the jury switch did happen, just not how it was depicted in the film.

Also, cool, but historically accurate? Not hardly!

And the Peaky Blinders? Oh, boy! I say more on the show, but here I’ll just say there was a gang of street toughs in Birmingham, England in the years after the First World War who called themselves Peaky Blinders. And that’s about all that the series got historically accurate.


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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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dimland radio 12-24-22 show notes

Christmas Show

I speculated on the Northern Hemisphere bias when it comes to Christmas, more accurately the northern Northern Hemisphere bias, the part of the world that experiences typical winter weather (snow, ice, and cold temperatures). It seems to me that all the imagery of Christmas is permeated with all the cold stuff.

But, Christmas happens at the beginning of summer in the Southern Hemisphere. Are the images on their Christmas cards all about the cold weather? I’ll try to find out.

I also noted that, to my eye, Christmas decorations look better surrounded by snow.

But, Cricket. What of cricket?

I talked a little bit about cricket on last week’s show. Or rather I talked about how little I knew about it.

Well, my friend Craig stepped up and sent me a YouTube video that attempts to explain the game to baseball fans.

Hey! I’m a baseball fan!

And I must admit, the game looks interesting…

A Dimland Radio Pedantic Moment: An Old One, A Failed One, And A Weird One

Just look how little surface there is on the right side of that mountain peak.

The old Pedantic Moment dealt with something I noticed as a child, earning my pedantry badge for the Well Actually Club. It involved the fact that that goods laden sled should have plummeted off the mountain long before the Grinch’s heart enlarged.

I get half credit, though.

Then there was this fail. The fail was on my part. (I should lose that pedantry badge.)

Fourth of June? Really?

Sure, I got it right when correcting the spelling of due. (Do? Gaaaaah!) But, the L was correct. I was thinking the word should be pumping, because a pump must be involved in an automatic car wash, right? No, another pedant pointed out the word was more likely supposed to be plumbing. (Gaaaaah!)

The weird one involves my iPhone’s texting feature. You know how it provides predictive text options. It’s checking on what you are writing and tries to guess what word or phrase you might type out next, to help speed up your messaging.

My wife and I were playing with out texting feature to see if all the holidays or big life events had a fun bit of animation. (“Happy New Year” does. As do “Happy Birthday” and “Congratulations”. Try them!) I tried out Fourth of July. Look at what my iPhone predicted…

Sure Hope Stranger Things 4 Gets Better

My friends on Facebook assure me that the popular Netflix series does indeed get better. Amy and I are two episodes in and the quirky factor feels a little overdone. And there are other moments and characters that just haven’t landed well with me.

Settle down, kid.

Most of the new characters are just plain annoying, especially Eddie, the Dungeons & Dragons game-master drug dealer, who thinks he’s such a cool rebel. Gah. I really hope he gets less annoying.

And some of the regular characters are a little too quirky.

We’ll give it time.


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Dimland Radio opening theme song: Ram by The Yoleus

First ad break bumpers: Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives and It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year by Andy Williams

Second ad break bumpers: Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt and Christmastime Is Here by Vince Guaraldi Trio

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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