dimland radio 4-21-18 show notes


I misspoke during the show last week when I was talking about the band Tool. Twice I called their song Forty Six & 2, Forty Six & 10. Whoops. Friend of the show, Craig, a big Tool fan himself, caught the error. I did get the song title correct in last week's show notes. Just sayin'.
And there's a certain irony to my getting it wrong twice...

Talk About The Weather

Like last week's show, this show is an exclusive download-only edition. And it's for the same reason: A big floor scrubbing job that will go late into the night on Saturday.
We were supposed to do this job last week and, though we tried, a massive snowstorm that hit Central Minnesota made that impossible. So, we cancelled the job and it's been rescheduled for this Saturday.
So, another download-only exclusive.

A Dimland Radio ARGH!


It's been two years since the musician Prince died. And over those two year EVERY time the local Fox News affiliate does a story about him viewers get to see that same video footage of him playing on Saturday Night Live. It's from his last appearance on that Saturday night television staple.
It's probably a licensing thing and not just laziness. However, a couple times recently they've also used footage from a couple of his music video, so I'm beginning to think it is out of laziness.

Art Bell Died
I can't say that I ever listened to much of his show Coast To Coast. It always seemed to be in commercial break whenever I tuned in. I did hear some and I can't say I thought his show was very scientifically sound. In fact, Mr. Bell did a lot of damage to the cause of scientific literacy by promote every quack pseudoscientific idea that came to his attention.
Alex Jones Is An Actor And An Asshole
The king of false flag-waving conspiracy theorists, Alex "Asshole" Jones, is possibly the biggest piece of shit with a microphone today. Well, the shithead is getting sued by the families of two of the Sandy Hook shooting victims. They are suing him for his five-year campaign of claiming the shooting never happened, nobody was killed, and the families are crisis actors. It's all part of a deep conspiracy by the gubment to take our guns, I guess.
Actually, it's more likely all part of asshole Jones' attempt to bilk as much money as he can for his gullible followers. His shows are pretty geared to just getting his viewers to buy his over-priced snake oil.
The families are only suing for one million dollars, but he should be slapped for so much more. Do not forget he testified in court that his on-air personality is an act. And don't forget that he just did an about face on Sandy Hook and now says he believes it happened. Lawsuits can change minds, I guess.

So, who's the actor now, Mr. Jones?

The Internets Can Be Awesome
In the way science corrects itself when science gets something wrong, the internets can do the same thing. Recently, a story appeared online of a large, wolf-like creature killing dogs and terrorizing people in Argentina. A picture, all grainy from being taken in low light, of this creature has been included with the story.
Ooooooo, creepy!
Look familiar?
It's a creepy image. It's pretty blurry and grainy due to the low light. It's a strange-looking creature. It's also a fake.
Eagle eyes on the interwebs spotted that the creature was lifted from artwork produced for the film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. It an artist's concept illustration of the character Prof. Lupin in his werewolf form. A Facebook friend of mine used the Photoshop and nailed it!
Kudos to my FB friend!
So, the internet continues to be a double-edged sword. It floats bullshit images like this one that fool people into believing a claim, but the internet also has people who expose these frauds. Sadly, more people will see and believe the fake than will get the truth.
Internet skeptics' work never ends.
The FDA Disclaimer

When some miracle supplement is being advertised on TV look for the disclaimer posted above. If you see it, you can safely assume the product is some bullshit snake oil and save your money. I made the point that, though actual prescription drugs advertised on TV will have a long list of side effects, the ad don't have that FDA disclaimer.
Three Cool Things
3) As much of a pain in the ass as that snowstorm was, it did make things look awfully pretty.
Ahhh, April in the Upper Midwest!
2) The MN Timberwolves (basketball) and the MN Wild (hockey) have both made the playoffs in their respective sports. It's been 14 years since the Timberwolves had made it. Both teams will likely be knocked out in the first round, but it's still cool.
1) Vulture.com has a lengthy article on the 100 most influential comic book pages of all time. There's some very good pages in there and overall the article is a good history of the progress of comics from their humble beginnings to today.
Music heard on the show...

Dimland Radio opening theme song: 'Ram' by The Yoleus 
First ad break bumpers: 'Sign O The Times' & 'Raspberry Beret' by Prince
Second ad break bumpers: 'Little Red Corvette' & 'U Got The Look' by Prince
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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