dimland radio 8-20-11 show notes

Cold Side Employees Listen

I start off mentioning that two former coworkers of mine listened in on my Friday night music special the night before. I talked about how cool it was they had stopped by. I also mentioned that many of the folks who worked at Cold Side were also in bands, so next Friday I might play a few songs by bands with a connection to Cold Side Silkscreening.

Circle Of Life

Red Tailed Hawk, the visitor to our backyard

Then there was the story of the hawk in our backyard having caught a small bird and eating it. Yummy!

West Memphis Three - Free!

The West Memphis Three

After 18 years imprisonment (one of the accused on death row)
, two compelling documentaries, celebrity support, and a huge legal effort the West Memphis Three (Jason Baldwin, Damien Echols and Jesse Misskelley) are free men. They had been wrongly (the evidence seems very clear on this) accused and convicted of brutally murdering three eight year-old boys when they were themselves teenagers. They got caught up in the Satanic Panic of the late 80s and early 90s and railroaded into prison.

The documentaries, 'Paradise Lost: The Child Murders At Robin Hood Hills' and 'Paradise Lost: Revelations,' were largely responsible for bringing this case to national attention. The men owe a large part of their freedom to the makers of those films. There is a third film, 'Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory' set to be released soon.

The legal settlement that freed them may not have been perf
ect, the three had to plead guilty of the murders (while being allowed to state they were innocent) in order to gain their freedom.

Read more about the case here and here. And put those films in your Netflix queue.

Spare The Rod And Avoid Beating Your Seven Year-Old To Death

"Daddy, these authors say God says you should beat me into being a good person."

Got a little angry here. An innocent child of seven died after being
beaten by her parents for seven hours! They did take breaks for prayer, presumably to ask God to heal the child enough to be able to resume the learnin'.

The parents had their other eight children taken from them and were tried and sentenced to prison time for murder. What needs to happen now is the prosecute the crackpots who wrote the book from which these two parents learned their disciple techniques. The book is call 'To Train Up A Child' and it's a best seller.

The CNN report can be seen here.

Skeptics Get A Little Primetime

Not perfect, but I give ABC credit for giving skepticism a mostly fair shake.

ABC's Nightline Primetime: Beyond Belief program on psychic ability aired this past week. They did about as well as we skeptic's could hope for.

You can read my blog on the show here.

Music heard on the show...

Dimland Radio opening theme song: 'Ram' by The Yoleus
First ad break bumpers: 'We Care A Lot' by Faith No More & 'Spinning Round' by Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
Second ad break bumpers: 'Here Comes Your Man' by Pixies & 'Eight Miles High' by Husker Du
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

1 comment:

  1. Great show, Dr. Dim

    I will look for the movies you suggested on Netflix.

    There has to be a way to lodge a complaint against that book!