dimland radio 5-22-10 show notes

A very special episode of Dimland Radio. Why? Heck if I know.


My mom fell flat on her back in a nearby, Indian-run casino this past Thursday. She had merely walked off the carpeted area onto a tiled section of floor and her feet went right out from under her. She didn't do any serious damage to herself, but she did suffer a mild concussion and received a sizable goose egg on the back of her head. She's also suffered a fair amount of pain. My folks aren't the suing types, still, they are making sure the casino doesn't try to sweep this under the carpet. I guess we shall see.

Ghost crying video

On the YouTube I found a video that has garnered over seven million views. It claims to depict the ghost of a crying girl. Well, I'm not so sure about that. I talked about the red flags I noticed that, I think, indicate the video is very likely a hoax.

Have a look for yourself here.

Captain Disillusion

Speaking of YouTube videos that are far more deserving of seven million views than "Ghost Crying," have you heard of Captain Disillusion? Captain Disillusion is a skeptic who examines viral videos of questionable integrity and offers real world explanations for the outlandish claims. I mentioned three of his videos of which I am very fond.

Pantry Ghost part 1 (featuring James Randi)

Pantry Ghost part 2

Gas Station Ghost Recut

Behind blue eyes

Pete Townshend's 65th birthday was Wednesday, 5/19. I took the opportunity (it's my show, I can talk about Pete if I want) to tell my audience just why The Who and Pete Townshend are so important to me. Of course, I had to talk about Pete's 2003 arrest and subsequent clearing of possession, distribution and creation of child pornography. He did receive a caution from British law enforcement authorities, because he was guilty of accessing a site that offered that filth. His motives were innocent and naive, but not lurid. He thought he could end child porn on his own.

The Who as angry young Mods

My favorite album by The Who - Quadrophenia

The Who now

I talked about how I reacted when I heard the news. It's exceedingly unfortunate that Pete Townshend's reputation will be forever stained by his act of stupidity.

Pete Townshend

The Guardian ran an interview with Pete Townshend conducted about one year after his arrest. You can read it here.

Music heard on the show...

Dimland Radio opening theme song: 'Ahead' by Wire
First ad break bumpers: 'Stop Hurting People' & 'A Friend Is A Friend' by Pete Townshend
Second ad break bumpers: 'Crashing By Design' & 'Keep On Working' by Pete Townshend
Closing song: 'Angler's Treble Hook' by $5 Fiddle

That's it! See you next week for Dimland Radio 11 Central, midnight Eastern on www.ztalkradio.com You can also download my show from the Z Talk On Demand page. You can email your questions and comments to drdim@dimland.com

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