dimland radio 3-5-22 show notes

A Dimland Radio Pedantic Moment: Bachman Turner Overdrive

Adam Reader, the Professor of Rock.

I jump right into a Pedantic Moment this week. This one involves YouTuber Professor of Rock, The Guess Who, Keith Moon, Burton Cummings, and Bachman Turner Overdrive.

Adam Reader is the Professor of Rock whose well-produced YouTube series focuses on the history of rock and pop music. Reader enthusiastically delivers the stories behind our favorite rock and pop hits and artists. He does deep dives into both the hits and the deep cuts. The Professor also interviews many of the artists responsible for so much great music.

Adam loves rock music.

In one video, from one year ago, the Professor looks at five songs from the 1970s that were hits then, but, for some reason, don’t get much airplay on today’s Classic Rock stations. The songs just didn’t make the cut and have been forgotten, at least by radio.

The first song he profiles is The Guess Who’s Share The Land.

It was at my mention of The Guess Who and Share The Land that I went on a momentary tangent away from my Pedantic Moment. It’s a tale of a little too enthusiastic (and also fairly drunk) younger me enjoying the Canadian band playing at The Cabooze, a Minneapolis music venue.

Bachman Turner Overdrive

Anyway, Reader mentioned a founding member of The Guess Who who left the band and started another biggish 70s band: Bachman Turner Overdrive.

Be careful how you say that band’s name. It’s my Pedantic Moment. A moment that involves The Professor of Rock, The Guess Who’s lead singer Burton Cummings, and The Who’s Keith Moon.

The Beatles Get Back Follow-up Featuring PC Ray Dagg

Paul sees that they are busted.

I talked a little more about Peter Jackson’s The Beatles Get Back docu-series (on Disney+), one of the topics from last week’s show. As of last week’s recording, I had only gotten part way into part two of the three part series. I had finished watching the entire series since last week’s show and I gave a few more of my thoughts.

This past week I spent some time getting to know the young (he was 19!) police constable who was tasked with getting the world’s most popular band to knock of that racket. It was the middle of the day in London and commerce needed to happen! Those darn Beatles were disturbing the peace and causing crowds in the streets and on nearby rooftops. Someone is going to getting hurt. And business is being disrupted!

“Show’s running long, pilgrim. Can you keep it short?”

Learn more about young PC Ray Dagg here. He’s the taller bobbie in the photo above.

When looking for more info on the original documentary (Let It Be from 1970) produced with the material Jackson used to make Get Back, I stumbled upon Paul and Linda McCartney accepting the Grammy Award Paul, John, and George had won for Best Original Score for that original documentary.

It was announced by John Wayne of all people. Why John Wayne? At the Grammys?

There’s something so refreshing about Paul’s incredibly brief acceptance speech. Watch it here.

Call Me Caroline: Abbey Road

Call Me Caroline is a YouTuber who has just finished her first listens to The Beatles. She listened to each Beatles album and single in chronological order by when each was recorded, starting with their first album Please, Please Me (1963). Caroline admits that she has heard some Beatles music (she doesn’t live in a cave!) prior to the project and she lets her viewers know when she gets to songs with which she is familiar.

I know there are those out there that don’t go for reaction videos and I have see some that aren’t great. Some just show a person listening to the song without making much of a reaction and not having much to say. They just say that they liked it and wrap it up. I don’t care for that sort of reaction video.

However, Caroline is also a musician and singer. As such, she gives her viewers a more technical insight, without getting too heavy on the musician speak. She is also quite likeable. She seems very genuine in her reactions. And when her eyes light up when she hears something she didn’t expect, it’s delightful.

As I said, she has completed her Beatles project with the release of the video of her reacting to Abbey Road, which is currently my favorite Beatles album.


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Dimland Radio opening theme song: Ram by The Yoleus

First ad break bumpers: Civil Hall by The Vapors and Melt The Guns by XTC

Second ad break bumpers: Party At Ground Zero by Fishbone and The KKK Took My Baby Away by Ramones

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


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dimland radio 2-26-22 show notes

What Is Going On?!

Last week, I told of the flooding of the basement of the building in which my wife works. It was the second time in the last 15-16 years there was a broken water main that cause significant flooding and more than a little damage.

Well, Friday morning, the fire department blocked traffic where I normally turn to drop her off at work. I had to let my honey bunny off at the corner. I told her to let me know what gives.

She texted me a few minutes later.

A construction crew, working in the building next door, was making repairs left by the flood damage, when they managed to cut a gas line. Yikes! That could have been really, really bad.

Fortunately, nothing horrible happened.

The Beatles Get Back

Amy and I finally pulled the trigger and signed up for the Disney+ streaming service. There’s a lot of cool stuff on there. It offers Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, Disney (of course), and the new Beatles documentary Get Back, which was directed by Peter Jackson.

Jackson was able to access hours and hours of film and audio footage of the Beatles working on what would become the album Let It Be. The 1969 project was very ambitious. The band was to write, rehearse, and record, with no overdubs, an entire album’s worth of material. And then do a TV special featuring a live concert. They had about three weeks to accomplish it all.

It didn’t go quite as planned.

There were tensions, especially between Paul McCartney and George Harrison, during the writing sessions. Harrison even quit the band for a time. But there was a lot of fun had between the band mates.

An earlier documentary called Let It Be used all that same film and audio. However, that documentary, directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, focused more on the tensions. Jackson’s film is honest about the tensions, but acknowledges there was plenty of joy and fun during that stressful, yet creative period. Both films culminated in the famous rooftop concert, the last time all four Beatles would ever perform together live.

The music was shelved for a time. The Beatles wentb on to record and release the fantastic Abbey Road album. Later, Phil Spector was brought in to make something of all the recordings of the Let It Be/Get Back sessions. He polished the songs, gave a couple of them string and horns and extra backing vocals, and Let It Be became the last Beatles album to be released. (Paul was not happy about what Spector did, especially with the song The Long And Winding Road. Spector’s version and Paul’s performed version.)

The Get Back documentary is lengthy, but completely fascinating. Seeing Paul creating the song Get Back right from the beginning is awesome.

Once I finish Get Back, I look forward to seeing what else Disney+ has to offer.

(The preceding has not been a sponsored advertisement for Disney+ or Get Back.)

The Internet Is Full Of Bullshit

This ad showed up in my Facebook feed…

A medical intuitive? Intuitive self-diagnosis and healing? Holistic medicine? Seriously, Facebook! It’s as if your algorithms don’t know me at all.

What a load of bullshit. Take cold reading and guess what’s medically wrong with someone. Yeah, what could possibly go wrong?

Speaking of internet bullshit, there’s a YouTuber who searches and searches for tiny specks in photos taken during space missions and zooming way, way, way in on those specks in order to prove… What? Space aliens?

See it? Right there in the red circle! AMAZING!

Sigh. They’ll let just about anyone of YouTube. (Not you, Alex Jones! Hee hee.)

The evidence this YouTuber finds is laughable. And once again it proves the skeptical maxim (I’ll attribute it to Dr. Steve Novella):

Every piece of photographic or videographic evidence of anything paranormal, be it a ghost, a bigfoot, a lake monster, or a UFO, must be blurry to be believed. If the images were in focus, we would know what the objects, be it a dust speck, a bear, a floating log, or a balloon, are not paranormal.


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Dimland Radio opening theme song: Ram by The Yoleus

First ad break bumpers: Cheeking Tongues by Wire and Der Kommissar by After The Fire

Second ad break bumpers: Bitter Fruit by The Alleycats and Above It Now by Figures

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


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dimland radio 2-19-22 show notes

A Big Mess. Again

The previous water burst did not require the street and sidewalk to be dug up.

About 15 or so years ago, a water main burst in the basement of my place of employment. The pipe had rusted through and the water pressure became too much and the water came flooding out.

The fire department was called and then they called the city to turn off the water. Lots of water made its way into the basement, but it eventually receded and the pipe was replaced. Work resumed. Time went on.

Two Wednesdays ago, a little more than an hour after I dropped my wife off at work, she’s back working at the same place I was at 15 years ago, she gave me a call. “A water main broke and the basement is full of water and mud.”

“Again?!” I exclaimed.

Well, the burst pipe was not inside the building, as was the case years ago, but under the street outside. And the property next door suffered worse damage.

Repairs are underway and the work has resumed.

Amazing Race?!

I had to drop some supplies off at one of our customers while I brought Amy home from work. She waited in the car in the parking lot as I ran my errand. She spotted a car with personalized license plates:

AMZNGRC

I guessed amazon something. My wife said, “No, Amazing Race.”

The Amazing Race is one of the better “reality” game shows on television. It’s not as horrible as Big Brother or Survivor or Celebrity Apprentice in that people are eliminated by coming in last in the travel/task-doing challenges not by being voted off or fired by an orange asshole.

I sent a picture of the license plate to a friend who is a fan of the show. He too had trouble deciphering the personalization. I told him what my wife had told me. “Oh, yeah,” he said.

But then it occurred to me what it probably meant.

Some religious thing. How ordinary.

Try A Little Harder

This meme was shared on Facebook by a person I know to be a skeptic. It was liked by another person I know to be a skeptic.

Do you know what you can’t see in that picture of the football stadium? People wearing masks or showing their proof of vaccination cards or their negative COVID tests. These were all required to attend this year’s Super Bowl.

Admittedly, most of the fans in attendance did not wear their masks. But having shown they had been vaxxed or had a negative test prior to attending the game at least meant the spreading of COVID wouldn’t be as high a risk as kids attending school without being vaxxed or having negative tests.

I was disappointed with those skeptics’ lack of figuring that out.

I was even more disappointed when it was clear they didn’t check out the web address included in the meme. If they had, they would have seen Children’s Health Defense is an anti-vax site associated with anti-vaxxer Robert Kennedy Jr. and is packed with vaccine misinformation.

If those skeptics had checked the website and still liked the meme, that is super disappointing.

Super Bowl 2022

Conservatives had a problem with this? Do tell!

This year’s Super Bowl was entertaining. It was a little bit of a come down after the playoffs that featured a couple really exciting games. And I would have preferred the Cincinnati Bengals to have won, but it was an entertaining game.

The halftime show was going to raise the ire of right wingers no matter what happened. Were any of us surprised? It was a hip hip halftime, so of course conservatives would have problems with it. I’m not saying it was racism, but… Yeah. It was.

Hip hop is not my jam. I like a few songs, but I’m not very knowledgeable about the musical art form. I just know what I like.

I liked much of the show. It was entertaining in the same way the game was. I just wasn’t blown away. Prince set the bar very high and it hasn’t been matched. And I’m including The Who.

And I really only remember one of the commercials. The one with Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen, which I liked and have forgotten what they were advertising.

I mentioned a conservative who suggested a halftime show with Kid Rock, Ted Nugent, and Lee Greenwood would have been a great show. Uhh. Kid Rock already performed a Super Bowl halftime show. In his melody, he included his song Cowboy. Take a gander at the lyrics. Some high level American family values there.

A Dimland Pedantic Moment: Watch Mojo’s Interpretation Of A Camera Shake

WatchMojo is a YouTube channel that posts professionally made videos everyday focusing mostly on the world of entertainment. They make a lot of Top Ten lists.

I watched one that listed the top ten moments Robin Williams went off script and improvised something that stayed in the film. Now, I’m a little skeptical of claims of improvisation that came out of nowhere to make it in the film. Perhaps it was in the rehearsal and it was decided to put on film.

I could be wrong.

But, I believe WatchMojo misinterprets a camera shake in the “farting wife story” improvisation scene between Matt Damon and Robin Williams in 1997’s Good Will Hunting incorrectly. They suggest the moment was so funny that the camera operator’s laughter caused the camera to shake ever so slightly.

But. Watch the clip. Pay close attention. The camera shakes throughout. I think that was done deliberately. I think the film’s director Gus Van Sant had the camera shake in order to pull the viewers into the scene.

Again. I could be wrong. (But I doubt it.)


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Dimland Radio opening theme song: Ram by The Yoleus

First ad break bumpers: The Bitterest Pill by The Jam and Middle Of The Road by The Pretenders

Second ad break bumpers: Should I Stay Or Should I Go by The Clash and Watusi Rodeo by Guadalcanal Dairy

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


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dimland radio 2-5-22 show notes

Two Important Anniversaries

One of my favorite pictures of Farrah Fawcett. Getty Images

This past Groundhog Day was significant for more than the traditional terrorizing a rodent every February 2nd to let everyone know winter will continue. (Yeah. It’s early February. Of course winter will continue. Duh!) It also marked what would have been model/actor/artist Farrah Fawcett’s 75th birthday. She died June 25, 2009 at the age of 62. She had succumbed to the cancer she had been been receiving treatment for since diagnosed in 2006.

She had a brief period in 2007 when she was declared cancer free. But, cancer is a bastard and it came back and metastasized to her liver.

I have done a few drawings of Farrah, this is my best effort.

I did link her illness, the second bout of it at least, to the importance of skepticism. Farrah did follow the science-based treatment (surgery, radiation, chemo) and there was some success after her initial diagnosis. From what I can find, it appears that when the cancer returned and was listed as stage IV (not good at all) she turned to treatments that were referred to as “aggressive” and “alternative”.

Whenever I read or hear the word alternative as a qualifier of medicine my skeptical alarms go off. There is no such thing as alternative medicine. Do you know what we call alternative medicine that works?

Medicine.

I don’t know if actual medicine would have worked for her when the cancer returned, but I have my doubts the alternative helped. However, I’m not really a doctor. I’m no authority.

So, it’s been close to 13 years since the first woman I ever became infatuated with had died.

I couldn’t help but mention that I still resent Michael Jackson for dying the same day. Twelve hours after Farrah had been declared dead, the King of Pop lost his life. Now I’m sure it wasn’t his plan, but couldn’t he have waited a couple days? Let Farrah have her day!

Instead she got a few hours of attention and then he dies and it was Farrah who?

Farrah Fawcett wasn’t just a gorgeous face, a fantastic smile, long flowing hair, and a pair of nipples; she was an artist!

This week saw another important (to me anyway) anniversary. February 1st was the 40th anniversary of Late Night with David Letterman debuting on NBC, forever changing late night television. And I was all in! I had liked Dave before his Late Night show. In fact, I was not happy that he had a daily morning show on NBC. I was going to school at the time. How was I suppose to watch the show?

Dave is so young here! Too young!
Morris Fonte with Dave.

Luckily, the morning show never found an audience and was canceled after 18 weeks. Dave was then actually paid by NBC to do nothing for a year until they could get him back on the air. And on that first day in February in 1982, the greatest late night talk show debuted. History was made.

I also brought a little skepticism it this talk by checking the Oscar predictions made by former window cleaner turned cold reader psychic Morris Fonte. On the show which aired March 18, 1986, Morris, a frequent guest of Dave’s, came in to make predictions on some of the winners in the upcoming Oscar ceremony.

He did poorly.

Maus Is A Best Seller

In the tradition of unintended consequences, the Tennessee School Board’s removal of the graphic novel series Maus: A Survivor’s Tale by Art Spiegelman from the eighth grade curriculum has sent the book to the top of Amazon’s best sellers list. It’s the Streisand Effect. By removing it from that curriculum, the board had put the graphic novel about the Holocaust in the news and on social media. Sales have skyrocketed. People have been buying it. Hopefully, for their kids.

Maus can be read online here.

Books Are Burning by XTC

And in an effort to one up the Tennessee School Board, Tennessee pastor, conspiracy theorist, and Trumper Greg Locke has organized a good, old-fashioned, fascistic book-burning.

That’s right. The good Reverend is determined to rid the world of demons, witches, and witchcraft. He had his followers throw Harry Potter and Twilight books into the fire. There was no word if Maus was included in the burning, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it had been.

You know who else was into burning books?

It was in 1933. It was in Germany. And it was the same people who would later burn people.

1933. 2022. Looks the same to me.

Email Scam

It’s not exactly new, but I just encountered it this week at work. I received an email alerting me that three of my emails failed to send and it gave me a convenient link to click to fix it. That was kind of them.

The alert message that went right to my junk folder.

Only, I’ve never received an undeliverable email alert that referred to more than one email at a time. Also, this alert went straight to my junk mail. Hmmm. Those alerts usually go to my inbox. I mean, my email catcher knows when it sends me a message it’s not junk.

Well, I looked into it. It’s a scam. If you get that email don’t click the link. Just delete it and forget it.

Cool Thing: Great Art Explained

I ain’t gonna write much about this really cool series on YouTube. I’m just gonna post images and links to Michaelangelo’s David, Van Gogh’s The Starry Night, and da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.

Check them out!


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Dimland Radio opening theme song: Ram by The Yoleus

First ad break bumpers: Girls On Film by Duran Duran and Bikini Red by The Screaming Blue Messiahs

Second ad break bumpers: It’s Hard by The Who and What Difference Does It Make? by The Smiths

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 1-29-22 show notes

A Comic Book Avalanche!

Prices of old, collectable comic books have been skyrocketing in recent months. It’s really something to witness. It’s also fun to see the values of books I own going bonkers. I do sometimes regret a few books I sold off years ago. Oh, well.

I work for a comic book store in Minneapolis, so I get to see the crazy price increases first hand. I also get to see comic books I would like to own, but are getting priced right out of my range.

You know a good way to devalue a comic book? Damage it.

Third from the left: FF #48. Very valuable!

Last Saturday morning I walked into the store to be greeted by the sight of a couple of stacks of comic books having fallen over, spilling onto the floor and the boss’s chair, and cascading under his desk.

The one casualty.

“That’s not good,” I said to myself and then spent the next almost an hour carefully picking those fallen books up off the floor. In doing so, I found there were some quite valuable comics that could have been badly damaged. There was a Fantastic Four #48 in there, and that could be worth a couple of grand.

One comic book did get munched, but that seemed to be the only casualty. Hard to believe, but it’s true.

It could have been so much worse.

Those Early Marvel Comic Books

In 1961, when Atlas Comics (formerly Timely Comics) rebranded itself Marvel Comics with the release of the earth-shatteringly popular Fantastic Four, the world of comic books was forever changed. At the helm of that change were writer Stan Lee and artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. Together they brought a freshness and page popping excitement that had been lacking with then comic book giant DC Comics.

DC Comics had almost single-handedly kept the super-hero genre alive with Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash and a few other characters. But there was something stodgy about DC. Marvel’s heroes were more human in that they had personal problems that the readers could identify with.

Marvel’s stories were more sophisticated…

Wait. Were they?

Fantastic Four #13

I have been reading those early Fantastic Four comic books online. Those early books were definitely for kids. They are kinda silly. Stan just seemed to come up with anything just to have something incredible happen on every page. He even threw in a magnetic monkey in a battle between the FF and the Red Ghost.

Over the years, as other writers took over the story creation from Stan the Man, Marvel’s stories did get more sophisticated, intricate, and complex, while still being completely entertaining. But there was still some silliness. They were comic books, after all.

Later, other publishers and creators expanded on what the whole comic book thing could do.

Maus

In 1980, writer/cartoonist Art Spiegelman began publishing Maus, the highly acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize winning series that told the story of Spiegelman’s father surviving the Holocaust.

I had never read Maus, but I was aware of the series. It was part of the genre of comic books called “underground”. Underground comics didn’t appeal to me back then. I was more interested in Marvel’s super-hero comics. The Avengers was my favorite title in those days.

However, through the magic of the internet, I am able to read Maus now. I’m about a quarter of the way into the series.

Why am I reading it now? For the same reason the story is in the news again. The Tennessee school board has unanimously decided to remove Maus from the eighth grade curriculum. The board seemed to be mainly concerned about a few curse words and a depiction of a naked woman. Well, we wouldn’t want to subject a 13 year old to that!

As far as I can find no board member has voiced a concern about exposing eighth graders to the horrors of the Holocaust. It seemed to be the naughty words and a simple line drawing of a woman’s breasts.

I’m not sure it’s a ban exactly, but that’s what people are calling it. And a ban can be good for sales and getting people to read a series that ended its run in 1991, which is what is happening now. It’s the Streisand Effect and I hope eighth graders all over the world and especially in Tennessee are reading Maus now.

Maus can be read online here.

I also told the story of my seventh grade English teacher reading John Steinbeck’s Of Mice And Men to the class. He told us up front that he was not going to censor the language. He said we were mature enough to understand the book was depicting the language and attitudes of 1930’s America. He told us we could handle the N-words and other curse words, the violence, the sexism, racism, and the depiction of the mentally challenged. And he was right. We handled it fine.

Neil Young Vs Joe Rogan & Spotify

Not the most flattering picture of Rogan, I know.

Geez! I don’t seem to be able to get away from one of America’s favorite desseminators of dipshittery: Two time Dimland Radio Science Zero Joe Rogan. This time it is rocker Neil Young who has brought the ‘roided out Rogan back to our attention. Young threatened Spotify that if they didn’t remove Rogan’s podcast, exclusive to their service, he would remove all of his music from their streaming service.

Spotify looked at the download numbers and said, “Goodbye, Mr. Young.”

Then Joni Mitchell joined Neil’s music removal protest. I’m hearing that other musical artists might follow suit and there are Spotify subscribers dropping their subscriptions and going to Pandora or Apple Music or some other music/podcast streaming service.

I applaud the protest against Rogan’s misinformation, but I won’t be giving up my Spotify. I have built a playlist of more than 4,500 songs and I don’t want to go through all that again with another service.

Let me ask a few questions of those leaving Spotify. Do the other services offer music by Kid Rock, Ted Nugent, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison? They’re all, to some degree, anti-vax, anti-COVID shutdowns, and anti-proof of vaccination measures taken by music venues.

Do those services offer Ike & Tina Turner? Ike was a wife abuser. How about Chris Brown? Didn’t he beat the shit out of Rihanna? How about legendary music producer Phil Spector? He was convicted of murder. The horrible glam rocker Gary Glitter was a convicted pedophile. Do you listen to classical? Wagner was a notorious anti-Semite.

Sure, none of them might have the current influence and download numbers of Joe Rogan, but you are obviously against COVID misinformation on any scale, right? And I’m certain you are against spousal abuse, murder, child molestation, and anti-Semitism. These purity tests can be difficult.

Leave Spotify if that is what your conscience dictates. Or don’t download Joe Rogan.

Of course, if The Who leave Spotify, I’ll be out of there in a shot!

I know. I’m weak.

What A Weekend Of Sportsball!

I coined the phrase “sportsballer”. I’m claiming it, damn it!

I didn’t come up with “sportsball”. That was someone else.

I know and like both of these sportsballers.

Well, I’m a little conflicted in my annoyance of the sportsball thing. On one hand, I think people should be able to express themselves, but on the other, I think if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing. But, I should talk, right?

There’s something about the sportballer though. They use the sportsball word to dismiss other people’s enjoyment of sports. Their dismissal is often it’s unsolicited. There’s a big sporting event going on, for which lots of people are excited and commenting on social media, and the sportsballer can’t just ignore it and let people have their fun. They have to smuggly dismiss the event, letting everyone know how uninterested they are in it. Why they can’t even get the name of the sport right. They call it sportsball.

I’m not innocent in this whole dismissal of other people’s enjoyment of something I’m not into. I’m trying to be better.

The current internet distraction from the drudgery of life and pandemic exhaustion is a word game called Wordle. Overnight, my Facebook started getting filled up with people posting their Wordle playing results, which cleverly disguises the puzzle so you know how well the player did without giving away the game. And it’s just one word a day.

So, each day there would be several FB friends posting their Wordles. I asked what the hell was going on with this Wordle thing. I was given the answer and a link to try it myself.

And I did. Once. (Right there! A little snark about Wordle. Did you catch it?)

I guess that’s the nature of social media. When something gets a little too much enthusiasm and attention, there are those who just have to give it a dismissive knock.

I’m trying not to be one of them.

Possibly the greatest NFL playoff game ever!

And that weekend of football was pretty damn entertaining! The two games on Saturday were defensive struggles in which the visiting teams each won in the final seconds by kicking a field goal. On Sunday, the first had a dramatic comeback by the home team, only to be beaten by the visitors in the final seconds with a field goal. Then, the second Sunday game was incredible. Lots of offense and lead changes in the last two minutes, and then an unbelievable drive by the home team to tie the game with a, you guessed it, a field goal. That last drive was all with only 13 seconds left in regulation. The game went to overtime. Unbelievable!

There was a let down in the overtime of that game, which was won by the home team. The NFL needs to do something about its overtime scoring rules.

Watch the highlights of that incredible game. If you dare!


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Dimland Radio opening theme song: Ram by The Yoleus

First ad break bumpers: Close (To The Edit) by Art Of Noise and Jason & The Argonauts by XTC

Second ad break bumpers: Slow Train To Dawn by The The and Peek-A-Boo by Siouxsie & The Banshees

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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