1.19.2020

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

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.

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1.12.2020

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

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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1.05.2020

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

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.