dimland radio 8-6-22 show notes

Alex Jones Lies And Loses. Finally

That look you make when you realize your bullshit has caught up to you.

A Texas jury found against conspiracy theorist king Alex Jones in a lawsuit brought against him by the parents of Jesse Lewis, a 6 year-old who was murdered in the Sandy Hook elementary school mass shooting in 2012. Jones took to his massive internet platform to spew his usual conspiracy bile. He claimed the deaths of 19 grade schoolers and six adults was a hoax. A false flag meant to convince the American people to give up their guns.

The families of those killed that day had to endure the shitheads who eat up Jones’ bullshit calling and harassing them, because it was all a hoax. There were no dead child. The whole thing was a lie, because Pres. Obama wanted to end the Second Amendment. All this on top of the unbearable grief they were already going through.

Jesse Lewis’ parents decided to take Mr. Jones to court. And the vile, windbag lost.

In two decisions, tin-hat Alex was ordered to pay nearly $50 million!

It’s a good start. And there are still other family members of the other victims.

I had said he sang a different tune in court once he was under oath, but it seems he was perjuring himself. The judge even called him out on it.

I Still Don’t Buy Into The Whole Karma Thing

Lots of people on the social media took to saying Alex Jones had just been visited by karma. Weeelllllll….

“Ha ha ha! No karma for me, comrades!”

While I do accept that habitual liars and criminals do eventually get caught, I think it has more to do with there being more opportunities to catch them than there is some mystical, metaphysical universal force that makes sure these serial baddies pay for their badness. I don’t buy that the universe has some need for comeuppance.

Joseph Stalin, the Soviet dictator who subjugated his people by keeping them poor and terrorized. Many millions of people were sent to his gulags. And many, many millions died because of him. Did karma get him?

Nope. He stayed in power until has death in 1953. No comeuppance. No karma.

Quotes On The Internet

On my social media, a friend shared the image of VP Kamala Harris that you see on the left. The word salad text in the image is difficult to decipher exactly what is being said. And the suggestion is that Harris said it.

Try as I might, I can’t find any source to confirm that she actually made that meant to sound profound statement. When I said as much in my comment on the friend’s post, a response came suggested that I couldn’t find it because it didn’t fit my narrative.

Perhaps. But the meme apparently fits the narratives of the person who posted it and the one who chastised me on my narrative, so they didn’t bother to look for a source to confirm the meme’s claim. They don’t like her, the statement is stupid word salad, so, of course she must have said it.

I am willing to accept she said it, but I need a valid source citation. I told them that. I’m still waiting for a source.

And just to be a stinker, I included a word saladly, stupid statement made by Fearless Loser (see below). It won’t fit their narrative, but…

He did say it. Here’s a source.

To be fair, Loser was asked about why Lincoln succeeded and why Nixon didn’t. The Coup Attempter’s answer about Nixon was much less incoherent.

I Guess Ask Can Be A Noun

I was bewildered as to when he word ask, a verb, started being used as a noun. Was it something recent or does this go further back. I asked Facebook.

It turns out that using ask as a noun does go back. The article in this link also goes back to eight years ago. So, it’s not a recent phenomenon.

Looks Like Fauci Was Right

Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID 19, has been pinned down even more strongly to having emerged from the wet market in Wuhan, China and not from the virology lab. Virologists have long said the virus wasn’t made in a lab, but that doesn’t rule out that a natural virus being studied in the lab couldn’t have leaked out.

Two recent studies provide very strong evidence the virus got into the world through the wet market. I’m sure Sen. Rand Paul will still blame Fauci.

“Admit it, Dr. Fauci! You built a virus factory inside that wet market in China, didn’t you?!” “Jesus! Senator! You are such a putz!”

Two Recommendations!

Both recommendations are related to The Beatles and Paul McCartney.

First:

Second:

A Dimland Radio Pedantic Moment: My Son’s Birthday

My son Hayden’s birthday was on Monday.

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Dimland Radio opening theme song: Ram by The Yoleus

First ad break bumpers: Certain Things Are Likely by KTP and Black Haired Girl by The Alley Cats

Second ad break bumpers: A Pagan Place by The Waterboys and Dirty Mind by Prinnce

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


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dimland radio 7-23-22 show notes

Live From The Basement Of Nostalgia Zone

OK, not exactly live. I prerecord my shows “live to laptop”. No editing. I do it as though it is a live radio show. And for the last three weeks, I’ve been recording the show in the basement of Nostalgia Zone in Minneapolis.

Nostalgia Zone is a comic book and collectibles store that I’ve been working part time for a few years now.

I told the story of how three fairly value X-Men comics had gone missing. They were eventually found, but if you saw how much stuff we have in the store, you would understand how books can go missing. The photo above showing my podcast recording setup and the photo showing the basement area behind where I sit for my recording will give you an idea of the mess.

Good thing everyone who works here is relatively thin.

I also talked about having fun with my Spotify at the store. The band The Cramps was mentioned. If you’ve never heard of them, here they are in concert from about 1980. Do you think you can handle watching the entire song?

The All-Star Game Was Fine, Except…

Hey! There’s Byron Buxton! Right behind Shohei Ohtani!

This year’s All-Star Game was entertaining enough, but I was rather annoyed by it as well.

I go into more detail on the show, so I won’t belabor it here. I was annoyed by how the announcers keep encroaching more and more on the game. I know I might be arguing the slippery slope fallacy here, but over the years the announcers have been conducting more and more in game interviews. They are even talking to plays while they play.

The All-Star Game is just an exhibition game. It doesn’t count. Just for fun. It’s the Leagues chance to showcase some of its best (or in some cases most popular) players. So why not talk to players while they are playing. I annoys me because we’ve seen this need for some much access creeping into the regular season games. Those do count.

Who did the announcers interview while playing in this All-Star Game?

The National League went up 2-0 in the 1st inning. That lead held until the 4th inning when the American League scored three runs making the score 3-2 in their favor. 3-2 was the final score, extending the American League All-Star Game winning streak to nine years in a row.

It was Giancarlo Stanton of the Hated Yankees who tied the game with a two-run homer. Next up was Minnesota Twin Byron Buxton and he sent the ball into the seats and put the American League up by 3-2.

Buxton’s home run was the game winning run.

I would think a home run that wins a game ought to be considered more valuable, at least a little bit, than a home run that ties a game. Wouldn’t you agree?

MLB Didn’t Agree

That’s not Bryon!

The All-Star Game MVP was to be announced when they came back from commercial break after the game was won by the American League. Would Buxton be the MVP in his first appearance as an All-Star?

Of course, not!

As I had predicted to a coworker during the commercial break, the League gave the MVP to the Hated Yankee. Gah!

Once I calmed down and read and listened to other reactions, I realized that giving the award to Stanton made sense.

I still disagree, but I understand.


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First ad break bumpers: Shout To The Top by The Style Council and The Cutter by Echo & The Bunnymen

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


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dimland radio 7-16-22 show notes

I Was Wrong!

Rare as it may be, I was wrong about something on last week’s show. I had said the Tenacious D hadn’t done a studio recorded cover of any rock artist prior to The Who Medley they released a few weeks ago.

Tenacious D!

Well, they had. At least a year ago The D dropped their video of their version of You Never Give Your Money/The End by The Beatles. The band is pretty obscure. Not many people know about them.

Sigh. 10 points taken from Slytherin….

(But add 100 points for being willing to admit I as wrong.)

Expedia’s Spokesperson

Ewan McGregor possessor of Star Wars money!

There is some sound psychology behind the notion that experiences make for a more full life than the acquisition of stuff. Expedia.com uses that as the basis of one of their ads featuring Ewan McGregor.

“Do you think any of us will look back on our lives and regret the things we didn’t buy… or the places we didn’t go?” he asks. Then he answers to himself, “I won’t regret either. I can afford to go to all the places AND buy all the stuff.”

A Dimland Radio Pedant Moment: How Is John Wayne Dressed?

This meme showed up on my Facebook. It compares manly man John Wayne to a young fellow who is supposed to represent how men aren’t manly men anymore. Something went terribly wrong it contends.

It’s not a fair comparison. It’s cherry-picking. And it shows John Wayne dressed as men dressed in the American Old West in about 1880. That’s not how the Duke dressed in 1959 when he wasn’t on the set.

Besides, fashions change. Put your stereotypes away.

There are others of this “what happened to men” memes out there, many feature the very dapper Cary Grant. Check out this gallery.

Oh, yes. Something went terribly wrong.

Having A Little Fun With That One Gieco Ad

It was my wife who brought this to my attention.

Gieco, the auto and homeowners insurance company, has a lot of money to use to run multiple ad campaigns with lots and lots of different commercials. In fact, it seems many insurance companies also have massive advertising budgets.

Gieco has a series of TV ads that demonstrate the multiplicity of meanings of words. And most of them are pretty good. One has an animal in the attic, another has a problems with aunts. Currently, there is an ad in which the owner concedes the old house she loves might be too Victorian.

It’s that ad of which my wife swears the young Victorian gentleman suitor, when casually rebuffed by the object of his affection, drops an F bomb…

The FTC would certainly not allow it, but I choose to hear him swearing.

He doesn’t (probably), but it’s fun to hear it that way.

NASA To Investigate UFO/UAPs

All those shaky, blurry photographs and videos are going to be looked at by America’s space agency. And I’m sure the question “Are we being visited by space aliens?” will have no conclusive answer when they are done. I hope they don’t spend lots of money.

As Steve Novella on the Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe podcast put it, the reason all of the photographic evidence for UFO/UAPs is blurry is because if the images were in focus we would be able to identify them. The blurry evidence IS the phenomenon.

Hmmmm. That fourth image seems out of place. Ah! It’s not blurry!

Brian Dunning in a recent Skeptoid podcast related the tale of the Chilean government’s two year investigation into a UFO incident caught on video in their country in 2014. After their investigation of two years, they were stumped. So, this might really be space aliens. They released the video evidence to the public.

It took the internet 5 days to be able to identify the unidentifiable!

It was…

Not an alien spacecraft. It was something far more mundane.

You can find out what it was here.

I Was Called A Groomer

I pushed back on a bigoted post about trans folx. The transphobic statement was share by a Facebook “friend”, who then unfriended me – shocking!

Here’s the post, which is a straw man…

Here’s my pushback and the reaction…

Groomer is what these dipshits call you when you try to point out their ignorance. Well, what are ya gonna do?

A Cool Thing: James Webb Telescope

I can’t end the show on a bummer note. So, let’s look at that image of galaxies provided by the James Webb Telescope. Awesome!

Thank you, Science!

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First ad break bumpers: Black Coffee In Bed by Squeeze and Luka by Suzanne Vega

Second ad break bumpers: Heat Of The Moment by The Church and Running Up That Hill by Kate Bush

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


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dimland radio 7-9-22 show notes

Mom Ended Her Journey

Dad with Mom at her 85th birthday celebration last February. We didn’t know that just four months later Mom would be gone.

She was 85 years old. She was the oldest of twelve children. She was married to the same man for 65 years. She had four children, three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She liked to crochet, color in coloring books, watch movies, visit the casino, go to plays, and get together with family. And she loved to laugh.

At about 8:30 in the morning Sunday June 19th, Mom died.

I recapped the story of her struggles and hospitalizations over the previous few weeks. From breathing difficulties, being unable to got out of her chair or off the toilet, to falling and breaking her leg. The broken leg took her once again to the hospital, never to return to her home of nearly 50 years.

There was a brief religious ceremony for Mom’s memorial service, in which I had to read from the Bible to the gathering of forty to fifty mourners. As an atheist, reading the Bible to a group of people isn’t something I relish, since I certainly don’t believe any of it, but I wanted to honor Mom and Dad, who are both believers. Also, reading out loud isn’t something I’m very good at, so it wasn’t a moment without some stress. But, the moment was not about me and I got through it fine.

And I didn’t sound sarcastic at all.

Mom was born on Valentine’s Day (astrologers, put your charts away) and she died on Father’s Day. It ca be said she cam into the world on one Hallmark Cards holiday and left on another.

A Long Walk Together

Mom’s last days were spent at Our Lady of Peace Hospice. There is no charge for their services. They run completely on donations. If you are able and willing, a donation in my mother’s name (Norma Fitzsimons) would be tremendous. Thank you.

Mom received great and compassionate care here.

Speaking Of Miracles

When Mom was still with us, I was visiting her and Dad a few days after the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York. A reporter was interviewing a survivor who was recovering in the hospital and his mother. The reporter asked his mother that infuriating question:

“Do you think your son’s surviving the shooting is a miracle?” (Or words to that effect. I couldn’t find the report to confirm the exact wording.)

Of course the mother said yes. And she added that God must have something he wants her son to do.

Talk about ramping up the survivor’s guilt.

There was nothing miraculous about that mass shooting! 10 people died! Where’s the fucking miracle?!

What Would Be A Miracle?

I put my mind to what might be considered a miracle.

Joel Osteen: “Listen up, rubes! I will slowly gesture and blink as I tell you what the Lord told me.”

I came up with God telling scam artist slow motion Televangelist Joel Osteen that He would perform a miracle on a specific date, so that everyone would know He exists.

You’ll have to listen to hear my idea.

Tenacious D’s Tribute To The Who

I talked about Tenacious D’s song Tribute, which is a tribute to the greatest and best song in the world. They never straight out tell us what the greatest song in the world is, but in concert they would sometimes give a hint.

Tenacious D’s video for the medley pulls imagery from Ken Russell’s film version released in 1975.

I brought up Tenacious D because they just released a tribute the the greatest rock band in the world, The Who. It’s a medley of three song’s from The Who’s legendary album Tommy. It’s called The Who Medley and it rocks, of course.

I was so jazzed about the D doing a tribute to The Who. I thought they hadn’t done any studio-recorded covers of other great bands.

I was wrong. Tune in next week.


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Dimland Radio opening theme song: Ram by The Yoleus

First ad break bumpers: Watching The Clothes by Pretenders and Destination Unknown by Missing Persons

Second ad break bumpers: Chrome Injury by The Church and He Stopped Loving Her Today by George Jones

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


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dimland radio 6-11-22 show notes

It’s late and I’m tired, so these show notes will brief.

Mom Will Be Ending Her Journey Soon

Mom’s hands.

Last week I told about my mother being on hospice at home. Well, she’s no longer at home.

Very early Monday morning, Mom was making her way to the bathroom. Dad had helped her out of bed ad to her walker, but lingered in her room as she went down the hall. As he came out of her room, he saw her lose her balance and fall.

The paramedics were called by Dad and they whisked her to the hospital, believing she had dislocated her knee. It turned out she had actually broken her leg. Oh, boy.

On the show I give some of the details of how her week back at the hospital has been going. My sister Nancy has been staying with Mom. She’s making sure Mom doesn’t feel abandoned and that the medical staff are doing their best for her. Which they are.

As of this writing, Mom is still in the hospital. We have hopes she will moved to a hospice facility in the next day or two.

My sister put it best: “With everything we have been through together this week, I am ready for her to pass. Not ready for her to be gone, but ready for her to be free.”

It May Be Above My Pay Grade…

“Honey, you know what I was athinkin’?” “You was athinkin’ of buying more guns?” “Yup.”

Why does the 2nd Amendment mention a well-regulated militia and the right of the people? Is there really anything such thing as common sense gun regulations? Why does America seem to have such a problem with gun violence?

I attempted to come up with some kind of regulation to limit the number of guns an individual, not being a member of a well-regulated militia, can own. I considered what to do to allow gun collectors to have more than that limit I suggested.

Would my ideas do any good?

Hell if I know. Pay me more and maybe I’ll come up with better ideas.

Beau Of The Fifth Column might be onto something.

Lock Him Up!

Lock him up! Lock him up! Lock him up! Lock him up! Lock him up! Lock him up! Lock him up! Lock him up! Lock him up! Lock him up!

Lock him up! Lock him up! Lock him up!

Lock him up! Lock him up! Lock him up! Lock him up! Lock him up! Lock him up! Lock him up!

I Want This

It’s been in my parents’ living room for decades. It’s not a great work of fine art, but I love it. It is one thing that my parents own that I have told my siblings that I want. As a youth, I had spent a lot of time gazing at it

There are a number of odd things about this painting. All of them are splashes of colors that don’t seem as though they should be there. I think that somewhere in the process of converting the original to mass produced prints to sell at those “starving artists” events, a few dabs of ink blotted the image.

Those anomalous splashes of color add to my love of this piece of art.

I want it!


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Dimland Radio opening theme song: Ram by The Yoleus

First ad break bumpers: Here Comes Your Man by Pixies and Baby Have Some Faith by 54-40

Second ad break bumpers: Senses Working Overtime by XTC and Ahead by Wire

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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