6.17.2018

dimland radio 6-16-18 show notes


The Big Summit Reaction

Most of the reactions I've seen of the big summit between the US and North Korea agreed with the notion that Pres. Trump got played by Kim Jong Un. It appears America agreed to do more than North Korea did. Kim merely made the same promise he and his father before him have been making since 1992. So, was Trump the only President to have been played?
 
Well, time will tell.
 
Here's the opinion by Nicolas Kristoff that I mentioned on the show.
 
I also mentioned a video montage demonstrated how Fox News folks did an about face when it came to our President talking to the North Korean dictator. Click here to enjoy the 180.
 
I also talked about Rope-A-Dope. I was trying to make a little comparison with the summit and the way Muhammad Ali handled George Foreman in 1974's Rumble In The Jungle.

A Dimland Radio Science Hero: House MD

I never watched the show, but when I saw this scene I knew I had a Science Hero for the show. Having never watched the show, I don't know if the entire series was as pro science-based medicine as this scene suggests, but this scene does hit hard at the anti-vax ridiculousness. For this scene, the writers/producers of House MD are Dimland Radio Science Heroes.
 
 
It's Not True: The Kid In A Cage

Yes, the image does show a crying child in a cage. No, the child has not been trapped in a cage by ICE agents bent on tearing immigrant families apart. The picture is from a demonstration against the immigration policies of the Trump administration.
 
Snopes has the scoop.
 
Finding Bigfoot Ends

After 100 episodes, the Animal Planet reality series Finding Bigfoot has come to an end. The show was successful in that it went 100 episodes and in making the phrase "gone squatchin'' popular. It wasn't very successful in finding any bigfoots, though.
 
Oh, well. No one's perfect.
 
A Dimland Radio Pedantic Moment One: Hands On?

An ad at the end of a CinemaSins YouTube video on Everything Wrong With Ratatouille stated that at Full Sail University, a school for film-making, students get hands on experience. They gain real world experience by going beyond the classroom. Students can study online... Hang on. How do they get hands on experience online?
 
A Dimland Radio Pedantic Moment Two: Um, That's Not Mary Poppins


The image shows a famous scene from the Sound Of Music, the text refers to a song from the Sound Of Music, but then refers to Mary Poppins. Mary Poppins wasn't in the Sound Of Music. 
 
Three Cool Things
 
3) The Minnesota Skeptics had their meet up, which is always cool.

2) The Washington Capitals finally won a Stanley Cup. That's good, because no team that represents a city or state that's only experience with ice is as something to put in their drinks should every win the Cup. (But it would have been cool if the Vegas Golden Knights had won while in their first year of existence.)
 
    

1) The photograph above shows how a basketball could appear to be flat.

Music heard on the show...

Dimland Radio opening theme song: 'Ram' by The Yoleus 
First ad break bumpers: 'Never Follow' by Naked Raygun & 'Talking Doll' by The Screaming Blue Messiahs
Second ad break bumpers: 'Watusi Rodeo' by Guadalcanal Diary & 'I Can't Take It' by Cheap Trick
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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6.10.2018

dimland radio 6-9-18 show notes


Mom, Dad, Meet Bambi...

...and they hit it with their car. They're OK. The car is still driveable, but it's looked better.

A Good Thing?

Last week, I made a joke about doing a "deep dive" into a political topic. The topic was the meeting between Pres. Trump and Kim Kardashian on prison reform. I made the joke by being speechless about the unusualness of such a meeting.
 
But the result of that meeting was the freeing of a 63 year-old woman from prison, serving a life sentence for a non-violent drug crime. Isn't that a good thing? The woman is free after 21 years. Still some folks aren't giving the President much credit.

A Dimland Radio Pedantic Moment (Grammar Nazi Edition): It's it's not its.


Friend of the show, Craig, who helped me with the previous segment, tested me the other day to see if I was pedantic enough to catch the error on the cover of Kanye West's new album.

As if...
 
Fear Of Fluoride Down Under
 
There are two towns in Australia. One fluoridates its water, the other doesn't. One has a high rate of tooth decay leading to many fillings and extractions in adults and children. Can you guess which?
 
I also talked about the Dunning-Krueger Effect on display at the town meeting held to hear the public's thoughts on fluoridation. I speculated on how to approach such a gather of Google searchers. 
 
Three Cool Things
 
3) I participated in recording another entertaining episode of the Assault of the Two-Headed Space Mules. It may be some time before it's released, though. I'll let you know when it's available.

2) A customer of the janitorial service I work for thanked me for the work I do for them.
 
 
1) Last summer's great American solar eclipse was capture is this very cool composite photograph.

Music heard on the show...

Dimland Radio opening theme song: 'Ram' by The Yoleus 
First ad break bumpers: 'No Self Control' by Peter Gabriel & 'Alice's House' by The Psychedelic Furs
Second ad break bumpers: 'Well I Wonder' by The Smiths & 'I Lie' by The dB's
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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6.03.2018

dimland radio 6-2-18 show notes


"I'll Get That For You."

At the gas station the other night, the actions of one young woman left me awfully disappointed...

A Deep Dive

I've decided to try to do a really deep take on a certain political summit. I think it's important to dig in and take a good look at a topic of great interest and importance. How well did I do? Have a listen.

Roseanne Cancelled

This might have gotta a little on the rambling side, as I tried to figure out if actor/comedian Rosanne is a racist. Well, I don't know what's in her head, but her actions were certainly racial insensitive. This is complicated. I knew the relaunch of her hit show might be a bit rocky, because the actor Roseanne and the character Roseanne are both Trump supporters. The relaunched show was a ratings success, but a late night and very ill though out tweet led to the show's cancellation.
 
I thought the new show would have been a good opportunity to show why blue collar Americans might support Trump. It might have been a good way to show blue collar Trump supporters they might be wrong. It could have been another All In The Family.

Looks like it's a missed opportunity.
 
Political Correctness
 
I mentioned a take some comedian had about some people who are so upset about political correctness. That person thought those folks were upset because they couldn't use the N word. That might be true for some.
 
I did give an example of a use of political correctness that I thought was unnecessary and changed the meaning of a very famous phrase.
 
A Dimland Radio Pedantic Moment: Tattoos Are The New Normal


After I mistakenly replayed an audio bit from last week's show, I got to talking how the meme above (I could find the image, but not the meme) sort of represents the new normal, but it's telling us to "Fuck Normal, Be Yourself."
 
The Volcano In Hawaii: Perception Vs Reality


Someone created the image above to demonstrate how people tend to overestimate the size of big stories. It's a perception thing. Watching the news tends to get us thinking the world is going to heck, because the news focuses on the bad stuff. There's a lot more good stuff going on, but much of the good stuff doesn't warrant news coverage.
 
Wanna worry less? Watch less news.
 
Three Cool Things
 
3) The Dimland Radio Facebook page received three likes this week! That makes 194. Have you liked it yet?
 

2) A brilliant person created the image above. You have to know about the drama surround the film All The Money In The World to be able to understand the joke. Well, I know the story and I think this joke is great!
 
1) Coronal rain is so damn cool!!!

Music heard on the show...

Dimland Radio opening theme song: 'Ram' by The Yoleus 
First ad break bumpers: 'Eighties' by Killing Joke & 'Gardening At Night' by REM
Second ad break bumpers: 'One Day' by The Church & 'Nothing Turns Out Right' by The Mighty Mofos
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.

Images used under Fair Use.