2.17.2018

dimland radio 2-17-18 show notes


I Got Fooled Again

I was determined to not get fooled again, but I'm human. The Superbowl halftime show used a bit of computer trickeration in making downtown Minneapolis turn purple. I naively thought it actually happened. Well, it didn't. 

A Bit Of A Dumb Thing To Do
 
Is this a hoax? I think it probably is.
I posted the above image with a joke about the men of the time the image was taken were probably all that upset these women might be unavailable. It was joke based on the perceived unattractiveness of the women in the photo. Their value and the value of their cause must not be so great because they aren't pretty.
 
My wife got after me because of my joke, as did a few other people I know on Facebook. I wasn't stubborn. I didn't try to justify the joke. I realized it was in poor taste and I edited the post the reflect my understanding of my insensitivity.
 
A discussion in the comment thread was launched. There were differing opinions, but, for the most part, the discussion was civil.
 
It was also pointed out that the image might be a spoof, meant to belittle the women of the temperance movement and illicit the kind reaction that led me to make that joke.

PETA, Honey, And Red Paint On Fur Coat

While I talked about the stern women image being a spoof, I mentioned PETA and their "Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" campaign. PETA uses honey rather than vinegar to attract flies. They don't use women attempting to look stern and severe. They use attractive models and actors.
 
I reminisced about the 90s when animal rights people would throw red paint on rich people's fur coats. It was a counter-production action. It was vinegar, not honey. So, people wouldn't likely be drawn to their cause. And rich folks would just buy a new fur coat.
 
Movie Recommendation & A Pedantic Moment: Logan's Run (1976) And Gratuitous Nudity
 
 
It was the big sci-fi film for about a year until Star Wars was released. The story is intriguing as it focuses on a future that is ruled by pure pleasure. No worries of want or needs. No work. All pleasure. The catch? You aren't allowed to live past 30.
 
Some people don't accept that end and become runners who seek Sanctuary. Then the Sandmen get involved. Sandmen are the cops (and pretty much the only job there is) who hunt down the runners.
 
Michael York plays a Sandman who is tasked to find Sanctuary. Jenny Agutter plays a woman who is involved in the secret organization who helps runners escape.
 
The special effects were given an Academy Award then, but they don't hold up as well as Star Wars.
 
The Pedantic Moment? Well, it has to do with the gratuitous nudity. York and Agutter get wet and then very cold. There are animal skins available, but first get those wet clothes off!

Top Three Cool Things Of The Week

Here's Three Cool Things from this week.

3) The Walt Simonson who sent that letter to Marvel Comics is the Walt Simonson who later work for Marvel as an artist.
 
The two images are the same image.
2) A way cool optical illusion (see above) made its way around the internets. Go here for an explanation.

1) It seems a few people disagree with me, but I think Pres. Obama's portrait revealed this week is pretty cool.

Music heard on the show...

Dimland Radio opening theme song: 'Ram' by The Yoleus 
First ad break bumpers: 'Bonneville' by The dBs & 'Armageddon Days Are Here (Again)' by The The
Second ad break bumpers: 'Lead A Normal Life' by Peter Gabriel & 'Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good' by Don Williams
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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2.10.2018

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There Was A Superbowl

And, as usual, it didn't involve the Minnesota Vikings. Sigh.
 
But there was a game and it was very entertaining. And the right team won. Sure, their fan base may have a higher percentage of assholes than most other fan bases, but let's not hold that against the team. Philadelphians now know something Minnesotans will never know:
 
What it's like to have a Superbowl champion team. 

A Few Observations About The Halftime Show

Jason Timberlodge was OK. He lip-synced well, despite the audio problems for the first half of the performance. He strutted well and had a few good dance moves. His tribute to Prince and Minneapolis lighting up purple was a nice touch. 
 
And there was no wardrobe malfunction. Unless you count the droopy drawers he wore.

Speaking Of Wardrobe Malfunctions

And I did speak of the infamous wardrobe malfunction. I connected it to Pres. Trump calling some African nations shitholes. I was trying to demonstrate how people on either side of the political/social spectrum react to controversies and how they tend to dismiss the other side's reaction.
 
During this segment I mentioned the funny supercut video of CNN folks saying "shithole." I find it absurdly humorous.
 
Pedantic Moments:  Fargo Series And A Pro Choice Post On Facebook

I did two this week, because I wanted to.
 
First up was from the television series Fargo season three. Early in that season's first episode there's a scene in a Mom & Pop grocery store. Behind the checkout counter can be seen several bottles of liquor for sale. Oh, gosh, no. Not in Minnie-sOH-ta. Doncha know.
 
The other had to do with this image posted to Facebook:
 
 Oh, boy. Abortion. Yikes.
 
Yep, I went into that topic. Well, not deeply. I talked a bit on each of the arguments for abortion with my pedantry focusing on #5. Everything? Think about it.

Top Three Cool Things Of The Week

Here's Three Cool Things from this week.

3) I got to hang out with an old friend I haven't seen in a year.

2) The drones display during the opening ceremony for this year's Winter Olympics. Way cool.

1) What else would be number one? SpaceX Falcon Heavy! SCIENCE!! YEAH!!!

Movie Recommendation: The Hammer (2007)


Adam Carolla stars and co-wrote this very funny and surprisingly romantic film about a 40 something underachiever getting a chance in the boxing world. It's funny and very entertaining with a cameo appearance by Jane Lynch. You can't go wrong with Jane Lynch. 

Music heard on the show...

Dimland Radio opening theme song: 'Ram' by The Yoleus 
First ad break bumpers: 'Back In Flesh' by Wall Of Voodoo & 'Above It Now' by Figures
Second ad break bumpers: 'Sex Beat' by Urban Guerrillas & 'Electric Lash' by The Church
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

Please subscribe on iTunes! Just search for Dimland Radio in the podcast section. And if you could leave a good rating and a positive review it would be awesome.

You can also go to my CafePress store and buy stuff with my artwork on it and have me do a portrait for you if you like. Find out more here and here.

2.03.2018

dimland radio 2-3-18 show notes



Tales Of Art School

Every now and again I go full self-indulgent and wax on about some topic or topics that might just be interesting to me. I may have done that the first half of this show.

I got to thinking about my art school days. I talk about a very bad teacher and my desktop doodling. The tales involve German Expressionist Otto Dix and freedom of expression. And there's a bit of how context informs content. 

A Dimland Radio ARGH! 

According to the internets, I'm not the only one who lets out an "argh!" when seeing a certain ad for Apple's iPad Pro. The ad follows a 14 year old girl as she spends her day on her iPad Pro. She chats with friends, writes a blog, makes art, etc. At the end, she's laying on the grass in her back yard and typing away on her tablet.

A nice neighbor lady comes out and asks, "What are you doing on your computer?"

That's when it happens.

"What's a computer?" is how the little shit responds!

ARRRRRRRRRGGGHHHHHH!!!! 

10 Things A Facebook Friend Thinks Are True 

A Facebook friend (more like acquaintance) had posted 10 things he claimed to know were true. The ten things reflected his skeptical nature and his atheism. I thought I'd give my impressions on what he "knows" is true.

I agreed with much of what he stated, but I did express a certain agnosticism on a few items. 

I mentioned an InFact video on two simple proofs humans are causing global warming. Here's the link to it.


Top Three Cool Things Of The Week

Here's Three Cool Things from this week.

3) Sometimes, at the comic book store, we get a customer who is just so sincerely excited to be getting a particular comic, that we can't help but feel good about it. It was his first purchase of an early issue of Amazing Spider-Man drawn by his favorite artist: Steve Ditko.

2) The issue that customer bought had a really good cover. I noted to myself to remember it for my monthly examination of great covers in my blog for the store. I mentioned the blog to the customer and he let me know that he reads it! His enthusiasm was so heartening, I told him I would write about that cover for February's great cover installment.

1) I have an art commission! A friend asked me to draw Marvel's swamp creature, Man-Thing. He's leaving the design to my discretion and he'll pay me for it!

Movie Recommendation: Singin' In The Rain (1952)


Yep. A musical. Normally, I'm not much of a fan of musicals, but a friend encouraged me to watch this one. I liked it. The song and dance numbers didn't slow the story down, which is one of my problems with most other musicals.

I talked about the skill level of the performers, the directors (the star Gene Kelly also co-directed the movie), and the crew needed to pull off those elaborate production numbers. Very impressive. 

Music heard on the show...

Dimland Radio opening theme song: 'Ram' by The Yoleus 
First ad break bumpers: 'Go!' by Tones On Tail & 'All That Jazz' by Echo & the Bunnymen
Second ad break bumpers: 'I Apologize' by Husker Du & 'New World Man' by Rush
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

Please subscribe on iTunes! Just search for Dimland Radio in the podcast section. And if you could leave a good rating and a positive review it would be awesome.

You can also go to my CafePress store and buy stuff with my artwork on it and have me do a portrait for you if you like. Find out more here and here.