dimland radio 1-18-20 show notes

Let It Snow

It wasn’t the biggest snowfall we’ve ever gotta in the Twin Cities, but the timing did make it tricky. I decided to do my Friday night job over the weekend. That job is cleaning an office building. Mentioning that led to...

Tales From The Janitor’s Closet

This segment was pretty much just me going on about some things office workers do that make janitors grumble. There always seems to be at least one person determined to make the janitor’s job harder. the jerks.

A Dimland Radio Pedantic Moment: Good Will Hunting


We watched Good Will Hunting a couple weeks ago. It’s a good movie. Oh, sure, he’s a math genius, but Good Will doesn’t know how to mop. As if! 

And I suggest a possible career path Good Will’s best friend, played by Ben Affleck, might pursue.

Sports!

 

I mentioned last week that the Minnesota Vikings were (note that, were) in the playoffs. They managed to beat the New Orleans Saints and move on to San Francisco to take on the 49ers. I predicted the Vikes would lose. They did. 

Well, at least they won’t lose the Super Bowl. 

A Dimland Radio Science Zero Or This Can’t Be What Gwyneth’s Vaj Smells Like
 

Goop, the website designed to extract money from the gullible, has a new product. It’s a scented candle that Goop claims smells like their leader’s vagina. It’s called ‘This Smells Like My Vagina’. The vagina in question belongs to America’s princess Gwyneth Paltrow.

How does Goop come up with these ideas?

But it’s a misrepresentation. It’s just some perfume, not the smell of Gwen’s genitals.

I imagined how a particular customer might have been disappointed by the bait and switch. 

Cool Thing: Behind The Scenes Photos From Harry Potter Movies

 

The Harry Potter movie series (and books) are among my favorites. So, I thought it would be of interest to share this site which shows some of the behind the scenes magic. It’s cool.

Music heard on the show…

Dimland Radio opening theme song: Ram by The Yoleus 
First ad break bumpers: Electric Lash by The Church & Love Vigilantes by New Order
Second ad break bumpers: Seven Year Ache by Rosanne Cash & O.K. Wait by Naked Raygun
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 1-11-20 show notes

More Busy And Interesting Times 

It was a harrowing week. I didn’t get my show prep as finalized as I normally do, so I was kind of winging it through the show. I did have bullet points, but not much else written down.

It was busy because a full time employee who cleans several properties was in the hospital with the flu. Get your flu shot! And the supervisor and I had lots of fill in work to do.

It was harrowing because my dad has been ill with an infection since Christmas and this week saw me doing a lot of visits. I had to get Dad to a doctor’s appointment, convince him to use his damn cane, get groceries, do laundry. All while worrying these two 80-somethimngs aren’t going to be able to stay in their house much longer.

Big decisions are gonna have to be made and soon.

Cool Thing: Minnesota Vikings Are In The Playoffs And… 

Photo: USA Today

They beat the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans in their first playoff game of 2020. It was very surprising, because even the most diehard fan believed a win there over such a tough opponent would be highly unlikely. But the Vikes did indeed rise to the occasion and beat dem Saints.

 
The following week was filled with speculation on how well the Vikes would fair against the San Francisco 49ers. Confidence on the part of the fans and local sports analysts began to soar as the week went on. The Saints were the toughest foe of this postseason and our boys beat them. They surely can beat the Niners. No problem!
 
Let me state the Dimland Radio Vikings/Fans/Analysts correlation:
 
The higher the confidence on the part of fans and analyst of a Vikings playoff victory, the greater the likelihood the Vikings will lose.
 
I predicted a Vikings loss to the Niners. (But I always predict the Vikings will lose, so this is no big deal.)
 
The game was played yesterday.
 
 
Oh, well. At least they won’t lose the Super Bowl.
A Dimland Radio ARGH!
 

My ARGH! is the frequency of which I am smelling marijuana, pot, weed, or whatever the kids are calling it these days. I smell it when driving almost everyday. I smell it when shopping for groceries. I find it troubling.

I’m not a prude. I have had some experiences smoking the stuff, but it never did all that much for and I feel no desire to spark up.

But I had a request for pot users. A couple actually. One is to not drive under the influence, please. The other: Go with the edibles. I won’t have to smell those.

Moms. Keeping Us Humble

 

I showed the Minnesota Niche video on the MN Skeptics meet up group to my parents. Dad seemed mildly impressed, but he was still sick so that may have tempered his reaction.

Mom, on the other hand…

Music heard on the show…

Dimland Radio opening theme song: Ram by The Yoleus 
First ad break bumpers: Entre Nous & Limelight by Rush
Second ad break bumpers: Subdivisions & Tom Sawyer by Rush
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 1-4-20 show notes

Happy New Year!
 
I recapped my Pedantic Moment from the last show about whether or not we are in a new decade. Well, we are and we aren’t. We are out of the 2010’s and into the 2020’s, but the second decade of the 21st century still has a year to go.
 
As far as I’m concerned either way you look at it is fine by me.
 
I also touched on New Year’s resolutions.

Pedantic Moment: George Hrab Is Wrong

The awesome George Hrab.

George Hrab, host of the Geologic Podcast, was talking abut this whole decade thing. He was right when he asked, “Who gives a crap?”
 
However, when he said, “When you turn 30, you haven’t finished your 30th year, but you say you are in your 30s,” he was wrong. Think of it as a year of your life being a trip around the sun, which it is. When you are born you start your first trip, when you make it to your first birthday, you complete a trip around the sun and turn one year old.
 
So, when someone turns 30 they have completed their 30th trip around the sun. They have completed their 30th year.
 
Sorry, Geo, but you’re wrong.

Cool Thing #1: MN Skeptics And TPT2
 
 
Back in August, I told my listener that a production crew from the local public television station, TPT2, came out to get video of a meet-up of the MN Skeptics. The MN Skeptics were to be a part of a series of short videos profiling local social groups. It’s part of a series called Minnesota Niche.

Well, the fruits of their labors are available to be seen. Our group’s profile is here.

The MN Skeptics aren’t the only group profiled. There are several, but there is one group that is in strong contrast to us. The Twin Cities UFO Research Group might not want to book their next meet-up at the same place and time as our group. Although it would be interesting.
 
I addressed an assertion made about skeptics in the UFO group’s profile. I gave some of the skeptics’ reasons for reluctance in accepting visitation by some kind of alien species. But, hey, they could be right.
 
Cool Thing #2: Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise Of Skywalker

 

I took my wife and our son to see the final installment of the third trilogy of the Star Wars saga. I loved it! Especially when taken in context with the rest of the films. I think Disney should be commended for producing such an entertaining and enjoyable series.

 
I discovered a series of YouTube videos by CinemaWins. The videos list everything that is great about a given movie. The series is a counterbalance to the CinemaSins YouTube channel that makes videos listing everything wrong with a given movie.
 
I think CinemaWins’ take on the Star Wars films is pretty good. It even has me rethinking my stance on the Prequels. Check out their take on one of the more controversial of the newer Star Wars films.
 

Music heard on the show…

Dimland Radio opening theme song: Ram by The Yoleus 
First ad break bumpers: Take It Away by Paul McCartney & Rattlesnake by The Replacements
Second ad break bumpers: All Those Years Ago by George Harrison & Voices Carry by Til Tuesday
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 12-21-19 show notes

The Unpleasantness
 

Pres. Donald John Trump has been impeached.

Well, the majority of the House of Representatives voted to impeach him, but there’s an opinion out there that the impeachment process isn’t complete until the Articles of Impeachment have been presented to the Senate.
 
I’m confident the Articles will make their way to the Senate and the Senate will hold a show trial and acquit Donald John Trump. And he will be re-elected. Sorry, that’s just how I see it.
 
I took some time to explain the impeachment process.

Noah Feldman, Barack Hussein Obama, And A Troll On Facebook

A Trump supporting troll took some glee in the technicality law professor Noah Feldman put forward about the impeachment process is not complete yet, because the Articles haven’t been handed over to the Senate. Yet.
 
Folks tried to convince him he was wrong, but he wouldn’t budge and he wouldn’t cite sources. He did mentioned he posted a citation elsewhere on his page. So, I dug and found out about the technicality. I told the troll I accepted the technicality.
 
It took a little convincing, but he realized I wasn’t arguing with him. He apologized, but he had taken exception to my needling by saying he was a Russian bot. I thought we had a breakthrough.
 
But then I put a question on my Facebook page asked why people who insisted on referring to the previous president as Barack Hussein Obama, but weren’t calling the current one Donald John Trump. There were suggestions of racism and Islamophobia.
 
Then the troll reared his head again. Name calling and insulting his way to being unfriended and blocked. I’m sure it made his day.

Mentioned On The Show


This being my Christmas show, I thought I should make some sort of mention of the holiday. So, I mentioned my blog on Warehouse Find, the official blog of Nostalgia Zone. Click here for some holiday cheer.
 
Also mentioned was an op-ed piece posted on Christianity Today’s website calling for Pres. Trump to be removed from office. Click here.
 
Also, also mentioned the Stuck In The 80s podcast did a recent examination of two albums released in 1979: The Clash’s London Calling and Christopher Cross’ debut album. Click here to give the show a listen.
 
It’s Not True: Another Supposed Gotcha From A Moon Landing Conspiracy Nut

 

The photo above was shared and a conspiratorial question was asking about who took the picture of Neil Armstrong descending the ladder to the lunar surface.

 
The answer is very easy and should be obvious. Do you know the answer?
 
A Dimland Radio Pedantic Moment: The Decade Isn’t Over


The ’10s may be about to end, but the decade still has a year to go.

I was moved a bit by an argument suggesting there’s the numerical decade (counting 1 to 10) and the historical decade (counting 0 to 9).

 
Well, I did say the ’10s may be over, but the decade still has year to go. I covering both the numerical and the historical. Aren’t I?
 

Music heard on the show…

Dimland Radio opening theme song: Ram by The Yoleus 
First ad break bumpers: Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt & Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives
Second ad break bumpers: Silver And Gold by Burl Ives & 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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dimland radio 12-14-19 show notes

Coincidence?! Yes
 
Rene Auberjonois, Michael J. Pollard, and Carroll Spinney all died within days of each other in the last week or so. No, I’m not going to go on (goon?) about famous people dying in threes. They don’t, people just notice in threes.
 
The coincidence has to do with their deaths and Gilbert Gottfried’s podcast.
 
Nothing earth-shaking, but it’s kinda nifty.
 
Correction: I should note, while getting these notes together, I found out that Pollard had died a couple weeks prior to Auberjonois and Spinney. I hadn’t heard of his death until around the same time as the other two famous fellows. Whoops.

Environmental Activist Greta Thunberg Named Time Magazine’s Person Of The Year

Let the climate change denial tantrums begin!

Before Greta Thunberg was named POTY, climate change deniers were attacking her. Her, but not her message, because she made them uncomfortable. They would say she’s being used by the climate change hoaxers. They will say she’s mental retarded. She’s not. She is on the autism spectrum, that doesn’t mean she’s retarded.

 
She’s making waves and the deniers don’t like it. They can’t refute the scientific facts (well, they can do, but they don’t have the facts on their side), so the attack her.
 
I read portions of two open letters to her. One from an admirer, one from an asshole.

TV Tropes


They can be annoying, TV tropes. They don’t really ruin shows, but I do tend to role my eyes when they pop up. I went over a couple I’ve been noticing.
 
A Dimland Radio Pedantic Moment: Humpback Whales & The Crew Of The Enterprise
 
 

The humpback whale population has made a remarkable come back and the maker of the meme above wanted to make a little joke by crediting the resurgence to the bridge crew of the Starship Enterprise. Except…

That’s the crew from Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan not Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, which was the movie the crew stole two, actually three, one was pregnant, humpback whales from the 1980s to bring back to the 23rd century.

 
You see, in Star Trek IV, the humpbacks had gone extinct by the 23rd century and a space probe from some unknown civilization was trying to communicate with the disappeared species. So, the crew goes back in time to steal two whales to bring back and tell the probe they’re ok. And, they somehow repopulate the species in the future (three whales are not enough to repopulate the species), not today as the meme maker seems to be suggesting.
 
However…

Music heard on the show…

Dimland Radio opening theme song: Ram by The Yoleus 
First ad break bumpers: Walking On Your Hands by Red Lorry Yellow Lorry & Epic by Faith No More
Second ad break bumpers: Los Angeles by X & Love Like Blood by Killing Joke
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

Please subscribe on iTunes! Just search for Dimland Radio in the podcast section. And if you could leave a good rating and a positive review it would be awesome.


You can also go to my CafePress store and buy stuff with my artwork on it and have me do a portrait for you if you like. Find out more here and here.

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