dimland radio 12-17-22 show notes

Cricket?

Most of what I know of the sport cricket comes from Monty Python and 70’s UK sit-com The Good Life (or Good Neighbors as it was called in the States). Which is to say I know next to nothing about the game that influenced the greatest game invented by you humans: Baseball.

Boy! Do I miss baseball.

Don’t worry sportsballers, I didn’t talk much about the sport. I actually talked more about that British sit-com, which I love so much. It’s the aforementioned The Good Life, which tells the story of a married couple who decided to drop out of the rat race of life and become as self-sufficient as possible on their suburban home in upper middle class Surbiton. Hilarity ensues.

Although I like the lead character on The Good Life (Tom Good played by Richard Briers), he can be a bit of an asshole from time to time. I guess that’s something we are all capable of.

But, cricket. What of cricket?

A friend from Australia shared an explanation of the game. I think it clears everything up nicely. Have a look…

There. That’s easy.

Changing The World?

Big science news has dropped. It appears physicists, who have been trying for decades, have cracked the nut that is getting more energy out of fusion than what goes in. This could be very, very big.

Photo source: PBS

We have nuclear power which is based on fission (splitting atoms) since the 1950s. It’s a good, safe, reliable way to produce energy that will not contribute to global warming. However, there is the whole radioactive waste to deal with.

If science could do the opposite, joining atoms to produce energy instead of splitting them, that would be even better. It would be fusion and fusion would be even safer than fission. If physicists could figure out how to make it work, getting more energy out than what is put in, that would be, as the kids say, a game changer.

Fusion produces no radioactive waste.

The problem for the longest time was more energy was put in than came out. Until now! And that’s what the big announcement was about. Physicists have made it work. Now the engineers need to scale it to work for powering car, cities, and the world.

It’s exciting news, but it seems likely that it will take some time, perhaps a couple decades, before we will be fully able to benefit from fusion.

YAY! SCIENCE!!

Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffery Dahmer Story

Streaming on Netflix

I talked quite a bit about this Netflix series. It’s a dramatic series that examines the life and horrific crimes of Jefferey Dahmer. With a great cast, the series gives an insight on the systemic racism and homophobia of law enforcement, we get to learn about one particular victim (Tony) who came so close to actually having a relationship with Dahmer, we see Jeffery’s parents (especially his father) struggle to understand what their son had done (but maybe his dad did understand a little), and we learn about a woman who kept ringing the alarm, but the police just wouldn’t listen.

And, of course, there is Jeffery. He’s mostly a deadpan, blank slate. He barely shows any emotion most of the time, except when he was giving in to his compulsion.

A slow burn at times, hard to watch at others, but completely fascinating.


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Dimland Radio opening theme song: Ram by The Yoleus

First ad break bumpers: Bull Rider by Johnny Cash and Something To Believe In by Ramones

Second ad break bumpers: That’s Entertainment by The Jam and You Better You Bet by The Who

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


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dimland radio 12-10-22 show notes

My Foot Has Seen A Doctor

I finally saw a foot doctor. The foot is improving. He took care of a couple thing and told me, “Indoor Shoes, young man.”

It will still take some time to heel completely. In fact, I’m not certain my foot will return to its pre-this round of plantar fasciitis condition. But I am glad it isn’t hurting as much as before the visit. It was horrible.

So, indoor shoes it is. With proper over-the-counter insoles, that is. And looser fitting shoes to avoid an ingrown toenail.

It will still be a literal and figurative pain in the foot for a while, but it is getting better.

Scam Email And Masturbation

I received an email at work attempting to blackmail me. It stated that it had video of me “happily masturbating” to porn on my laptop.

What is this person so happy about?

Oh, really? I don’t recall a time, at any point in my life, that I masturbated happily. Besides this email is obviously bullshit.

I went over a few of the telltale signs that it was a phishing scam. I didn’t fall for it.

Not looking so happy, is she? But, she also still doesn’t very shameful.

It’s Not True: Facebook Charging Next Year

And an old hoax is making its rounds on the social medias again. It’s a message warning that Facebook will charge its users starting next summer, unless people post the warning message. The hoax also claims that if you declare publicly that you do not give Facebook permission to use your photos, messages, comments, etc and they will leave your stuff alone.

Yeah, well, it’s not true.

Well, I Guess Ties In Baseball Do Happen… Exceedingly Rarely

The last time it happened was in 2016. It was late in the season and it was a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates. The score was tied when weather prevented any further play, but because the outcome of the game wouldn’t affect the postseason possibilities for either team (the Cubs were way in and the Pirates were way out), it was decided the game would not be completed later, so it remained a tie.

Baseball Reference does show the records of those teams (Chicago, Pittsburgh) having a tie that season, but other sites just show the record being one game short of 162, the number of games in the regular season.

Dimlandfest or Dimlandapalooza

Other than switching The Who and Ramones positions, this three-day music festival, created through Instafest app, is right up my alley. But it would be. It came from my Spotify.

It would be awesome. One friend said of all the Instafests he’d seen posted this was the first he would be interested in seeing. Still, some Facebook friend had to criticize it as being bland and needing some spice, or at least a little ketchup.

Sigh.


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Dimland Radio opening theme song: Ram by The Yoleus

First ad break bumpers: Bull Rider by Johnny Cash and Something To Believe In by Ramones

Second ad break bumpers: That’s Entertainment by The Jam and You Better You Bet by The Who

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 11-26-22 show notes

My Foot Still Hurts

It’s been months now. I’m reasonably certain that is plantar fasciitis. I’ve had it before. Well, I’ve got it again.

That’s how I started last week’s show notes blog. This week is much the same. The difference is I’m days away from seeing a foot doctor. They better not recommend acupuncture!

A Compare And Contrast Of Two Classic 70s Disaster Films

Last week, when talking about The Poseidon Adventure (1972), I mentioned that The Towering Inferno (1974) is my favorite of the disaster movies of my youth. I won’t go into all the reasons here (I do want you to listen to the show), but I will give a big reason for my preference.

Arguing.

It’s the difference between arguing and cooperating.

Cooperating

Cooperation is part of both stories, but Poseidon really leans into the arguing. The two main characters spending so much time shouting at each other. In the Tower, the two leads might have had a bit of a rough start, but they get past it and get down to the business of saving lives.

More Sports Talk

Last week, I talked about that crazy game between the MN Vikings and the Buffalo Bills. But since last week’s show, the Vikings have played two games. The first one they got their clocks cleaned by the Dallas Cowboys. It was a classic Vikings post big win let down.

Getting their butts kicked by Dallas on Sunday.

Then came the Thanksgiving Day game against the New England Patriots. It wasn’t as crazy as the Bills game, but it was another come from behind, scrappy win. I don’t know what to make of this team.

Squeaking out another scrappy win on Thursday.

Someone on the internet stated, back when their record was 7-1, the Vikes were the worst 7-1 team in the league. This is a sentiment my brother-in-law agrees with. However, as another internet person put it, that’s better than being the best 1-7 team. That’s a sentiment with which I agree.

One thing is for certain, it has been an interesting season.

When A Picture Is Worth A Thousand WTFs

Just look at that image!

Allow me to rephrase what it says in the graphic: From left to right. Lara Trump (married to Eric and not part of the tangled web, as far as I know), Marla Maples (the first mistress and second wife of Fearless Loser), Tiffany Trump (daughter of Marla and Loser), Melania Trump (second mistress and third and current wife of the Coup Attempter), and Ivanka Trump (half sister of Tiffany and daughter of the first wife Ivana Trump).

What. The. Fuck.

“When your a star, they let you do it.”

LOCK HIM UP!

Movie Recommendation: God Forbid: The Sex Scandal That Brought Down A Dynasty

This documentary, available on Hulu, shows the deep hypocrisy of the wealthy couple running Liberty University very clearly. The school is meant to churn our Christian foot soldiers for God. It has very strict code of conduct standards, which the students must obey at all times.

But! The super-weathly Falwell couple can indulge their every decadent whim. Sure, they have to do it on the sly. They even get to be king-makers. Jerry Falwell Jr. endorsed Fearless Loser and the evangelicals followed suit.

Sigh.


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Dimland Radio opening theme song: Ram by The Yoleus

First ad break bumpers: Washaway by XTC and A Fire Burns by The Church

Second ad break bumpers: A Man Of Great Promise by The Style Council and I Lie by The dB’s

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


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dimland radio 11-19-22 show notes

My Foot Hurts

It’s been months now. I’m reasonably certain that is plantar fasciitis. I’ve had it before. Well, I’ve got it again.

The thing is when I have had it before it cleared up much, much faster than this time. In fact, it just doesn’t seem to want to clear up. It will improve for a day or two, then it’s right back to limping again. One step forward, two hobbles back.

I finally called for a doctor’s appointment, which is just a mere 11 days away from this writing. I guess I’ll just have to gimp around until then.

Oh! And it’s possible I have an ingrown toenail. On the same foot!

Of course, well-meaning coworkers have their suggestions. One, knowing I don’t go for this sort of thing, told of a friend or theirs who had tried all kinds of actual medical remedies, none of which worked; but then they tried acupuncture and the pain went away.

How does this work? It doesn’t.

Sigh.

Acupuncture doesn’t work.

And For Those Who Don’t Like Sports We Have Sports

Baseball is over. I miss it so. The Houston Astros beat the Philadelphia Phillies in six games in a fairly entertaining series that featured one game in which all seven runs of the game were scored through home runs by the Phillies in a shutout win.

The Astros followed up by throwing a combined no-hitter win. Crazy.

Speaking of crazy, there is football (American football, not that soccer thing) now and the Minnesota Vikings are winning. They are a scrappy bunch, who have come from behind to win five games as part of a seven game winning streak.

Yes, he made that catch.

When I recorded the show, the Vikes and their fans were still basking in the glory of their big win over the Buffalo Bills in Buffalo. It was a crazy game. It was another come from behind win and it was seven wins in a row.

The football world was finally coming around to thinking the Vikings were for real. The experts were amazing at how relentless this team had been on their way to an 8-1 record. And Justin Jefferson! Amazing! That catch!

Will it last?

The Vikings will have played two games by the time I record the next show. At least, one of those games wasn’t pretty. We’ll talk more then.

Movie Recommendation: Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

It’s really funny. My wife and I laughed quite a lot and were very entertained by this movie. Lots of fun cameos, including Weird Al himself. Daniel Radcliffe (you know, the guy who played Harry Potter) was very good. And he’s ripped!

Well, someone has been working out.

And! Everything in the movie is 100% true!

Watch it on the Roku channel.

Another Movie Recommendation: The Posideon Adventure (1972)

One of the better 1970s disaster movies, The Posideon Adventure is worth a watch. Not as good as my favorite of the genre, The Towering Inferno, but pretty good.

But, I couldn’t resist getting a little pedantic about it.

Next week, I think I’ll do a little compare and contrast between this and The Towering Inferno.


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Dimland Radio opening theme song: Ram by The Yoleus

First ad break bumpers: Walking And Falling by Laurie Anderson and Games People Play by Alan Parsons Project

Second ad break bumpers: Games Without Frontiers by Peter Gabriel and You Lose by The Replacements

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


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dimland radio 11-12-22 show notes

Tricks Or Treats Or Bullets

Halloween is over and winter has started. It snowed today. Ugh.

This year’s turnout of Trick or Treaters was well up from last year’s dismal dozen or so kids. This year we had approximately 55. I had lost track counting a couple of the larger groups.

I was happy with 55. What I wasn’t happy about was the two vehicles moving at high speeds through residential areas with guns ablazin’.

The incident didn’t even rate a blurb in the papers.

Red Wave? What Red Wave?

Cartoonist Lisa Benson got it wrong.

A couple weeks ago, I lamented about having a sinking feeling there was going to be a “Red Wave” in the impending mid-term elections. I believed the American people had forgotten the old adage: Better dead than red! (I know, it meant Commies back in the day. It means something different now.)

This was more like it.

It was a Red Ripple. It was a Red Trickle. It was NOT a Red Wave.

Is Fearless Loser finally behind us?

Cool Thing: Watch It For Days’ Columbo Series Reviews On YouTube

It’s such a delightful review series full of background and production stories, fun facts, and histories of TV’s greatest detective Lt. Columbo. If you like Columbo, I think you will like this YouTuber. The host does a fine job, has a pleasant voice, and has a wry sense of humor.

So good are these videos that I came to regret a moment of pedantry I just couldn’t resist posting in the comments.

Treat yourself. Go here to watch their first review.

Another Cool Thing

My wife was there!


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Dimland Radio opening theme song: Ram by The Yoleus

First ad break bumpers: Mad Jack by The Chameleons and Coming Up by Paul McCartney

Second ad break bumpers: Angels Of Deception by The The and Girls On Film by Duran Duran

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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