dimland radio 9-17-11 show notes

RIP Eleanor Mondale

Eleanor Mondale Poling 1960-2011

I broke the news on Z Talk Radio of the death of Eleanor Mondale Poling, daughter of former Vice-president Walter Mondale. She succumbed after a long battle with brain cancer September 17, 2011. I told a couple stories of my brushes (very tangential) with Eleanor.

Read more here.

Things My Dad Never Told Me About Getting Older

Then I delved into too much information territory. I talked about hair going crazy. Ear hairs, nose hairs, eyebrows just start growing nutty when you get into middle age. And urinating! That becomes an adventure.

News Item: Two Quickies On Evolution

Get your kids a copy today!

CNN/ORC released a poll that included people's belief
in evolution and Daniel Loxton's book 'Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be' is awarded the Lane Anderson award.

Read about the CNN/ORC poll here and about Loxton's book here.

The Power Of Prayer? A Story From Minnesota's Past

I read a story about a grasshopper invasion that took place in 1876 and how they ate everything in sight and laid eggs that would cause another infestation in 1877. To stop that future infestation, Minnesota's then governor called for a day of prayer. (Oh, brother!) The prayer seemed to work, can you say coincidence?

I got the story from the book 'Weird Minnesota'.

Atheists Don't Have No Songs

XTC: an excellent band that gave us three atheist songs.

Yes, they do.

I pedantically disagreed with Steve Martin's humorous tune 'Atheists Don't Have No Songs'. I gave examples of three songs by the great (and under-appreciated) XTC. The three songs are 'Jumping in Gomorrah', 'Dear God', and 'The Wheel and the Maypole'.

XTC is an excellent band and well worth your attention.

Music heard on the show...

Dimland Radio opening theme song: 'Ram' by The Yoleus
First ad break bumpers: 'Brilliant Blues' by Pete Townshend & 'Good Ole Boys Like Me' by Don Williams
Second ad break bumpers: 'Beating Of Hearts' by XTC & 'The Headmaster Ritual' by The Smiths
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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