dimland radio 4-30-16 show notes

What?! Ridiculous Notions Talked About On Z Talk Radio?

First off, sorry for the delay in posting the show notes. It was a pretty busy last few days.
Z Talk Radio is an internet radio station with programming that primarily appeals to believers in the paranormal. Psychic, ghost, UFO, cryptid, and lots and lots of energy talk fill the day at Z Talk Radio. Except when Big Picture Science or Dimland Radio are playing. That's when a skeptic can breathe a little easier.
As Z Talk's resident skeptic, I hear a small amount of the usually eye-rollingly unsupported by science claims on the station, but I don't listen very often. Those claims tend to get tiring, but what can I do? I'm just one lone skeptical voice in a paranormal crowd. I try to tell it the way it is, at least, the way that is as supported by science.
So, when I get to the chat room on a Saturday night, minutes before my show, I'll hear some pretty silly stuff. (Unless I'm lucky enough to have the Auto DJ playing Big Picture Science or my show, that is.) The previous Saturday, I heard something quite upsetting.
I don't recall what show it was. I believe it was an old show no longer being produced on Z Talk. I, also, don't recall the names of the hosts, not that I would say them if I did. I heard something that made my jaw drop.
The two hosts had just wrapped up an interview and "reading session" with a "psychic" when I tuned in. The hosts talked about how interesting the guest was and the male host mentioned that the guest had addressed his co-host's missing cat. The co-host acknowledged that the guest was probably right about her missing cat not coming back because it was likely dead.
This host said she lived in a rural area with predators such as coyotes. Her missing cat probably came to a bad end from a meeting with a coyote. That's sad and I was starting to formulate a thought in my head about not letting cats outside, when she let loose with this goodie: This missing cat was the FOURTH cat she'd lost in this manner.
My wife, who is way more of an animal person than I am, summed it up best. She said, "This lady should stop feeding her cats to the coyotes!"
Keep your cats indoors.

Prince And Chemtrails

The conspiracy theory king know as Alex Jones has linked Prince's death and his mentioning of chemtrails with the death of Merle Haggard and his song about chemtrails. It appears Mr. Jones thinks Prince and Haggard were killed by the "them" behind the chemtrails.
OK, Prince and Merle Haggard are ignorant about contrails. What can you do? They're dead now. But Alex Jones? If "they" are killing of celebs who mention grand conspiracies, why are you still alive?
Oh, and when you watch this link, be sure to watch the ad at the end. Mr. Jones has some snake oil he wants you to waste your money on.

Facebook Meme Round-up

I had a couple Facebook memes to examine. One dealt with transgender and restroom use, while the other was about sexy zodiac personality traits.

The first:

There are a couple things to be pedantic about in this image. I questioned claiming the woman was "forced", while the man was "obligated" as to which restroom they could use. That seemed weird to me. And who still calls it the "ladies' room"? I've been calling it the women's room for decades. I suppose there are plenty of people still calling it the ladies' room. Also, I think it's more accurate to say these two were born biologically male or biologically female. Or, maybe, they were born with male genitalia or female genitalia, whichever the case may be.
But the thing that I think is the biggest problem with this meme, as is the problem with so many memes, is there is no source citation. I don't recognize the two people in the pictures, my guess is most people are like me in that respect, so we just have the word of this meme that the people are what it claims they are.
I mentioned this problem in the FB comment thread connected to this image. And a very nice and well-informed person let me know who these people are. The young woman with the red hair and the  huge rack is Sarina Valentina. (Warning: The link for Sarina is to a porn site for her. It's the you must be 18 to enter page, so there is nothing naughty on the page. It's just enough to show that she is what the meme claims.)  The young man with the shaved head and the impressive guns is Buck Angel.
These two people really are what the meme says they are, but would it have been so difficult to include their last names, so the claim could be fact-checked?
The second:

Yes, I know this is meant as a joke. At least, I hope it is. But, astrology is such bullshit even joking about lends it some credibility. And you will note there isn't a lousy lay in the bunch. Puh-lease!!
I mentioned that I hope my son grows up never knowing his sign. I do not intend on ever telling him. In fact, I have a dream that one day children will be born into a world in which they can grow up never knowing their sign. I have a dream!
Music heard on the show...

Dimland Radio opening theme song: 'Ram' by The Yoleus 
First ad break bumpers: 'Some Journey' By Suzanne Vega & 'Somebody Put Something in My Drink' by Ramones
Second ad break bumpers: 'Somebody Got Murdered' by The Clash & 'Something I Learned Today' 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
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