dimland radio 10-22-22 show notes

Tales From The Print Shop

I gotta be brief (ish) this week, because it’s getting late. I hope you understand.

The show started with a tale of how I screwed up an order that came into the shop recently. It was a job for which the customer supplied the garments to be printed.

The customer wanted to see a photo of the first print. I put that info on the write up. But, I didn’t check the write up when I saw the first print. Uh oh.

Adult People Believe This!

Seriously! FOR REAL?!

California has Disneyland. Florida has Disney World. Kentucky has… Ark Encounter.

All are indulgences in fantasy. Except there are adult people who believe Ark Encounter isn’t a fantasy. There are adult people who believe in the myth of a worldwide flood caused by God, because his people behaved wickedly, so goodbye all life on Earth.

Yikes! Talk about throwing the baby out with the bath water. (There’s a pun in there somewhere.)

No worries. God instructed old Noah, a not wicked man, to build an ark to house mating pairs of every kind of animal for a year on the waters with which He would soon be flooding the entire planet.

Yes. There are adults who believe this!

And some of those adult people built Ark Encounter in Kentucky to show other adult people and their kids the silliness that is the story of Noah’s ark. Sure, some people go to Ark Encounter to snicker at the silliness, but most who attend believe that in ancient times God instructed the 500 year-old Noah to build…

Wait! What now? 500 hundred years old[1]? And it took him 100 years to complete the ark? Adult people believe this?! Yes! Adult people believe this.

Sigh.

You’re Not An Atheist. You’re Agnostic

A longtime friend of mine insisted that I could only really be agnostic, as in I don’t know there is a God, and not an atheist, as in I know there is no God. But an atheist doesn’t believe there is a God or gods. They don’t necessarily know there isn’t a God or gods.

(That said, there are no gods.)

Ok, maybe I don’t know God doesn’t exist, but I certainly don’t believe one (or any) exists.

I should have asked my friend if he was agnostic about Zeus.

Cool Thing: Babcock Ranch, Florida

America’s first solar-powered town didn’t lose power or the internet as a result of Hurricane Ian the way much of its neighboring city Fort Myers did.

Babcock Ranch is a town of 2000 residents that was specifically built to run on electricity generated entirely from solar power. It was also designed to have its streets flood and not its houses.

This is way cool!

Smart, long-term thinking and planning could help weather future such storms in other cities in the future. We just need to stop the short-term horse and buggy thinking.

Werewolf By Night: A Review

This transformation scene picks up on elements of Mike Ploog’s art from the original comic books.

My goodness! Is that the time? I’ll have to keep this review short.

I really like the Werewolf By Night Special on Disney+. Perfect? No, but what is? It was fun and I was entertained. What else should I asked for?

A longer review (with spoilers!) by me and my fellow members of the GOOCH Squad can be found on my friend Douglas Arthur’s podcast: Assault of the 2-Headed Spaces Mules.


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Dimland Radio opening theme song: Ram by The Yoleus

First ad break bumpers: Makes No Sense At All by Husker Du and Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good by Don Williams

Second ad break bumpers: Let’s Good Down To The Woods And Pray by The Screaming Blue Messiahs and Rapture by Blondie

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


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dimland radio 10-15-22 show notes

21 Years!

My lovely wife Amy and me from 21 years ago! On our wedding day.

Not much to say that the picture above doesn’t say better. It was 21 years ago that Amy and I got married.

How did we celebrate?

We went to hang out with…

The Minnesota Skeptics Meet-Up & Battlefield Acupuncture

Amy came along to this week’s meet-up, which was a very enjoyable night despite the low turnout. A new person also attended. He was a first timer. He asked us what we thought about acupuncture. I told him medical science does not support it.

Training in the use of bullshit.

He was retired from the Air Force and that will in service they use battlefield acupuncture to deal with pain in the wounded.

Great! The military is practicing magic. I’ll let Dr. David Groski explain why this is a very bad idea.

On the show I talked about the difficulty skeptics face when dealing with someone who has personal experience with magic bullshit alternative medicine. The new skeptical attendee even said that most common phrase: “It worked for me!” He also threw in the “I was skeptical at first” cliche.

The Science-Based Medicine website has several entries listing all the science stating acupuncture simply does not work. Check it out!

Alex Jones Gets Another Heavy Smack Down In The Courts

965 MILLION DOLLARS!

Alex Jones getting his comeuppance in Texas. Just this past week, Connecticut handed him an even bigger ass whooping.

That’s nearly a BILLION dollars in the latest judgement (I couldn’t think of that word on the show) from a Connecticut jury against conspiracy theory king Alex Jones.

It’s a good start.

Will this spell the end of Alex Jones and his disinformation spreading internet juggernaut InfoWars? Perhaps, but sooner or later, someone else will step into the void left by Alex and spread the crazy.

But, again, it’s a good start.

This God Stuff!

A couple of pictures of a beautiful sunset had a commenter on social media exclaim, “GOD!”

This makes someone think of God.

Really?! That’s what comes to your mind when the sun is in that particular position relative to the earth? Because there are some orange and red colors involved? Do you have the same reaction at noon when the sun is overhead? It may be noon for you, but at that same moment, somewhere way east or west of you, someone else is having divine feelings looking at orange and red colors on the horizon, even though to you it’s just the ho-hum bright ball of light in the sky.

Apparently, GOD is the combination of orange and red colors on the horizon.

Same sun, same moment in time, just a few thousand miles to the west and… ho hum.

Want To Create An Atheist? Have Them Read The Bible

That is something Penn Jillette has often said. He believes that reading the Bible, with all its contradictions and silliness, is a good way to make atheists.

I read a part of the Bible (Mark 11:12-25 Good News Translation) on the show that struck me as odd when I first read it way back when I was still a believer. There are two stories about something Jesus’ actions. One story is well-known – driving the merchants and money-changers from the temple. The other story wasn’t one I heard in my religion classes or at mass…

Jesus got mad at a fig tree.


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Dimland Radio opening theme song: Ram by The Yoleus

First ad break bumpers: Crash by The Primitives and Ballet For A Rainy Day by XTC

Second ad break bumpers: Armageddon Days Are Here (Again) by The The and Spy World by Wall Of Voodoo

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


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dimland radio 10-8-22 show notes

How Does This Happen?

Not the car we saw, but it’s in the same position.

The car in the photo (above) is just to demonstrate the position of the car we saw this week.

The road conditions were fine. No wet roads. No ice. And still a car was on its roof.

How does this happen?!

A Completed Collection

Years ago I decided to collect everything Marvel Comics title that had the Werewolf By Night as the starring character. Those titles are Marvel Spotlight (issues 2-4), his own title series (43 issues), Giant-Size Werewolf By Night (issues 2-5), and Giant-Size Creatures (issue #1).

It was that last comic that was needed to complete my collection. It eluded me, because for the longest time I thought it was called Giant-Size Werewolf By Night as issue 2 through 5 are, but it wasn’t.

Periodically, I would search for it under the wrong title and, of course, I wouldn’t find it. How could there be a number 2 without a number 1?

Well, Marvel decided to consider Giant-Size Creatures number 1 to be Giant-Size Werewolf (technically not Werewolf By Night) number one when they numbered the next four issues with Werewolf in the title. Publishing is a weird animal.

Anyway, I figured out what the Giant-Size issue I was missing and I finally got it. It wasn’t cheap, either.

Now, I’m excited to watch the Werewolf By Night special movie on Disney+. If I get a chance to watch it, I will review it next week. So far, I’m hearing good things.

And look at how cool the Werewolf is when drawn by the great Mike Ploog!

The “Horse And Buggy” Crowd Has Come Back

This asinine meme surfaced on social media…

Well, the charger isn’t a diesel generator. It’s a big rechargeable battery.

The new “horse and buggy” crowd, today’s irrational haters of electric vehicles, are using old, out-dated arguments, misinformation, and disinformation. It’s almost as if they all work for the oil companies.

Brian Dunning over at Skeptoid.com has done a few podcasts making certain the best and most accurate information about electric vehicles is available to anyone who doesn’t want to fall for social media ignorance and oil company propaganda. These links will get you the accurate information:

What They’re Saying About Electric Cars Now

Electric Cars and the Power Grid

No, Electric Cars Don’t Pollute More

The meme (above) prompted me to post on social media in response to today’s “horse and buggy” crowd…

Cool Thing: Aaron Judge’s 62 Homers

The clean home run king!

Yes, I hate the Yankees. And, yes, Aaron Judge is a Yankee.

But, even I think this is really cool. Especially, since he has achieved this without the aid of performance enhancing drugs. That can’t be said about the three players ahead of Judge in the single season home run totals.

I did note something disturbing about the top three clean single season home run champions. They’re all American League players, which isn’t disturbing. What’s disturbing is they are all…

You’ll have to listen to the show.

I’m such a stinker.


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Dimland Radio opening theme song: Ram by The Yoleus

First ad break bumpers: Cracking by Suzanne Vega and Jesus Chrysler Drives A Dodge by The Screaming Blue Messiahs

Second ad break bumpers: Electric Lash by The Church and Boy About Town by The Jam

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


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dimland radio 10-1-22 show notes

Edna Update And Some Shit Went Down

This past Tuesday afternoon, I took Edna (our adorable Japanese Chin puppy) in for her final follow up from the dog attack of a few weeks ago.

She’s healing nicely and is off all meds! Phew!

Please, dog-owners, when taking your dogs out for a walk use a leash!

Yes, that cop is aiming a rifle. Photo credit: Me!

The shit that went down happened while our appointment with the vet was wrapping up. Edna and I had just left the clinic and I was giving her a little walk (on a leash!), when I became aware of the sounds of sirens coming from several police cars. The sirens all went quiet as each vehicle got next to the clinic.

Across the street, just minutes earlier, a man and his dog were shot. Both are expected to survive. The man went to the hospital, while the dog was taken to the clinic I had just left.

I saw the young man who had been shot getting assistance from two police officers. I didn’t know at the time whether he had be shot or stabbed.

I didn’t seen the dog.

Granny Never Fail Cold Cure

Believe it or don’t, an episode of The Beverly Hillbillies had a good skeptical lesson to impart to those looking for miracle cures. At least for the common cold.

Here’s a clip:

The body can take care of a lot of ailments itself.

Down The Rabbit Hole With Granny

This meme showed up on my Facebook and I didn’t think the claim it was making was true. The younger Irene Ryan in the image just didn’t look like the actor who played Granny on the 60s/70s sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies.

The eyes don’t look right. And that chin is a little too strong to be Granny’s.

So, I started Googling. I found another version of that young “Granny” photo. This one doesn’t have the inset photo of the Clampett matriarch. Hidden by that inset photo is a signature.

The first signature headshot I found was too low rez for me to be able to read it. But I found another image that was higher rez and easier to read.

Looks like Irene Hervey, don’t it?

It may have been easy to read, but I still couldn’t quite make out the last name. It looked as though the name started with an “H” and ended with a “Y”. That gave me a new direction to search on the Google.

I get into more detail on the show, but I was able to, with high confidence, identify the young Granny to be Irene Hervey.

This image shows a young and lovely Irene Ryan…

Homeopathy: There’s Nothing In It!

A coworker was having a nasty attack of the allergy. He went out to the Whole Foods to find an over-the-counter medicine to help relieve the pressure, pain, and puffy eyes. He came back with a homeopathic “remedy”.

I did not take this as an opportunity to go all skeptical. He wasn’t feeling well and he didn’t need me telling him he’d just wasted his money.

I did say when I saw it was homeopathic, “I won’t tell you what I think of this.”

He knew I was skeptical, but we both just let it go.

Homeopathy is magic, not medicine. And magic isn’t real. Learn more about homeopathy here.

It’s The Mix

Well, it’s a little complicated why the dialogue is so quiet when watching a movie at home. The music and explosions can be easily heard, but we gotta put the subtitles on if we want know what the characters are saying.

There are solutions. We got a soundbar.

Watch this video to learn more.

Forgotten Links From Last Week

Did he saying “you or the other one” or “pull the other one”?

Last week, I talked about the UK phrase “pull the other one”, which basically means, “I think you are lying to me.”

Being an American, I wasn’t familiar with the phrase. That meant I never quite knew what the soldier questioning King Arthur was asking. Recently, I listened Squeeze’s song Annie Get Your Gun. They say the “Pull the other one’ in the song. That got me to google the transcript for the Holy Grail film and lyrics by the British New Wave Pop song.

Then I looked up the phrase on the internets. What can it mean? The answer is here.

Sorry I forgot to include this in last week’s show notes.


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Dimland Radio opening theme song: Ram by The Yoleus

First ad break bumpers: Crystal Wrists by Peter Murphy and It’s Obvious by Sade

Second ad break bumpers: Big Brother Muscle by The Screaming Blue Messiahs and Johnny Hit And Run Pauline by X

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


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dimland radio 9-24-22 show notes

Snopes Won’t Call It A Hoax, But…

Snopes, a website that is a reliable source for exposing hoaxes on the internet, has called the video of a woman with a snake in her ear “unproven”. No doubt Snopes is being careful due to not having enough evidence to declare it a hoax.

But, on the show, I call it a hoax.

A Cautionary Tale

Our little one about an hour after her ordeal.

I am livid with anger to the point of tears.

I took our little one out for her 10 o’clock walk. It’s dark, so I bring a flashlight. Just as we got to the walking path (where the flashlight is needed) I heard a voice coming from the dark.

I turned on the flashlight and saw a large black dog coming toward us. It was being chased by a man who was trying to get it to stop. I tried to get between Edna (my dog) and the onrushing dog, but I was too slow and it was too close.

It had Edna’s head in its mouth.

I pulled at the dog as the fellow caught up and together we got Edna free. I picked her up, cradled her in my arms, and shouted at the top of my voice, “WHAT THE FUCK?! GET A FUCKING LEASH!!” And then I carried Edna away. She was screaming with fear.

I hurled a few more words at the fellow I presume to be responsible for that dog not being controlled. Edna was on a leash.

When we got far enough away and Edna had stopped screaming, I decided to have her walk again. I wanted to see if she was ok enough to do that. She was.

I got her home and Amy and I examined her. Her head was wet from saliva, but there was no blood. No puncture wounds. The dog didn’t shake her around or pick her up. I think it just put its mouth around her head without biting. However, a tooth might have scratched her, because we did notice Edna’s left eye was a bit swollen.

I contacted an emergency animal hospital and told them what happened. They asked a few questions and my answers had them thinking that observation at home was the best course of action. So we’re going to monitor her.

As coincidence would have it, she has a vet appointment Tuesday morning. The emergency people said not to wait until Tuesday if we notice her condition is worse.

I feel horrible. I should have picked her up immediately. I should have had the flashlight on sooner. It’s a cliché, I know, but it all happened so fast.

The anger in my voice as I tore into that irresponsible asshole surprised me. And the volume did, too. I think the whole neighborhood heard me. He, on the other hand, said nothing to me. No apologies. Nothing. He just took his dog away.

We have leash laws for a reason! If you have a dog use a fucking leash!

Edna has almost completely recovered. She is nearly done with the meds that she’s been taking to deal with a puncture wound in her left eye. Luckily, that was pretty much the extent of the physical damage Edna suffered. On hindsight, it seem likely the black lab that grabbed a hold of her was not intent on hurting her. It probably was just rough-housing.

We have made adjustments on out nighttime walks. No more walking the unlighted path, even if I bring a flashlight. And, in general, anytime I spot a dog not on a leash, I pick Edna up immediately.

If you are a dog owner, please, use a leash.

It’s Not True: Oh, It’s States’ Rights

Remember when the Justices who lied their way onto the US Supreme Court by saying they wouldn’t overturn Roe v Wade because it was a settled issue, overturned Roe as soon as they had a conservative majority on the court? Remember how in the aftermath conservatives reassured people upset by the ruling that the Court did not ban abortion, it just returned the the states. You know? “States’ Rights,” they all said.

Weeeeeelllllllll, conservative Senator (unmarried with no children and not a woman) Lindsey Graham stepped up to tell us know it’s not true

Cool Thing: I Work With A Couple Of Sweethearts

Sure, they look scary. Yeah, you’d probably cross to the other side of the street if you saw them heading you way.

They are covered with piercings and tattoos. They wear lots of black clothes. One has a mohawk, the other long hair and a shaggy beard. One’s a diehard punk rocker, the other a member of a world famous black metal band (I’m sworn to secrecy never to divulge the name, but the band really is world famous). And they are a couple of sweethearts.

They took it upon themselves to make up a few dog hoodies with her name printed on them. Edna’s gonna be toasty warm this winter.

Thanks, guys! You’re awesome.


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Dimland Radio opening theme song: Ram by The Yoleus

First ad break bumpers: Wolves, Lower by REM and Is It A Crime? by Sade

Second ad break bumpers: She’s In Parties by Bauhaus and Columbus by The Church

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 Apple Podcasts! 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.

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