Featuring JR Murdock!
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37 Minute Unshow # 55
A personal message from our founder
A conversation with J.R. Murdock (www.ofgnomesanddwarves.com)
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That was fast, JR!
It’s hard to reload the page for 3 hours waiting for a show to post. 🙂
actually, it was blind luck this time 🙂
Happy Thanksgiving Deadpan! May you eat until your pants don’t fit! Hmmm… that just sounds weird.
It ain’t cool being no jive turkey so close to Thanksgiving.
Ah a Norse mythology quip on Jack’s S.O name…yah!
I realise in these days of fantasy books the size that could choke a whale that ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep’ looks a bit thin..but it was a novel.
Happy Thanksgiving :pan:
I am Thankful for you guys!
I’m thankful to Jack for bringing us together and giving us a place to hang out!
Woke up this morning to this:
Saw ‘unstoppable’ at the flicks, a fun old style diaster movie.
No tongues JJ!
Ah yes, Madeline Kahn.
I’m thankful for her as well.
Mwah to all of you. DP is definitely one of the things I’m most thankful for. On earth.
Have a frabjous day everyone.
I’m thankful :fbot: let’s me post from my iTouch.
What EssBee said…
Thanks, youse guys and gals…
For the friendships and smiles 🙂
Same here. hope you all have a good turkey day or just day
Happy Thanksgiving to the United States-ians and Happy Thursday to everyone else!
Up early to finish cooking our feast then we are taking our dinner over to the hospital to have Thanksgiving with our surrogate family at the treatment center.
Hope you are all doing well
Please take care of each other
dre and hugh
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Happy Thanksgiving to US Deadpanites.
Remember – you are what you eat 😉
Beans on toast for me then…
So we know Van is full of beans, I’m a rice crispy square and everybody else is a bunch of turkeys! 😆
You are what you eat?
I plan to stuff myself at least twice today. I’m thankful never to have to go hungry 🙂
Well, then … this morning so far I’m a couple cups of coffee and a biscotti.
For some reason, my 37 minute unshow is taking 50 minutes to download.
Downloaded and ready to hit the road.
Have fun all!
late breakfast = leftover turkey burger
snack while cooking = turkey sausage
dinner = turkey
I’m committed to the turkey day idea
This morning, so far, I’m a cup of coffee and a bowl of oatmeal with walnuts, bananas, and cinnamon.
I’m thankful for all my Deadpanite friends, too. Happy Thanksgiving/Happy Thursday to all! :happy:
I know a few people who could have tried for the Klingon scholarship, the left handed one, and many others
Whiter you agree with military action or not, some thing just should not be done. I just don’t understand the sick thought of people
Anyway – fun American Thanksgiving fact: the Holiday was actually established by George Washington.
Can you eat turkey with wooden teeth?
Have a great one, everyone. :mush:
The survey monkeyt link isn’t working..grrrr!
Jack posted it in the comments last week Van. Maybe that one will work
That being said, I just tried it and the link above worked for me
Working now TEB.
Actually today I would be a salmon, tomorrow I’ll be a turkey 🙂
I salute your stomach of concrete LR.
Maybe she will join the Russians next:
CD: a very good Cabernet Sauvignon
CD: Ayinger’s Celebrator
Starting prep for tomorrows dinner.
CE: reheated green beans with fried onions (Nom!)
I’m thankful to be home. The family and I most definitely enjoyed our first trip to Disney, but after eight days, we were all ready to be back.
Now I’ve only got about 1000 pictures to sort through.
It appears a new Palooza is on the horizon. Caught up, I must get.
I’m thankful you’re back and that you enjoyed Disney, Ed.
Van, that Aurora Borealis vid is definitely cool.
I’m glad you had a good trip Ed.
Good morning deadpan.
Van: That’s just silly, Mr. Creasote didn’t eat nearly enough for it to be a Thanksgiving dinner. And everyone knows it’s pumpkin pie at the end.
New country pop group “The Turkeyroasters”
Don’t Touch My Stuffing
This Drumstick’s for You
Diet is a Foreign Word
Thank God for Sweet Potatos
My Oven is Hot, Your Fridge is Cold
son == song
LostRalph: May I offer some of those titles to my mom for her to use for songs? She set a self-imposed challenge to write 30 songs this month, and she needs new ideas.
lol, sure go ahead. Just an odd thought that popped into my head.
I have many titties to choose from.
I am still full. I hope all had a wonderful Thanksgiving 🙂
You would like ‘The American’ Lo, lots of nipples and not all of them George Clooney’s…
Sold American!!!! No pun intended.
American Nipples could be the title of our first album. Maybe a companion to Veruca Salt’s “American Thighs”.
I had a giant crush on Louise Post, speaking of Veruca Salt. Then Dave Grohl defiled her. Then she got melty.
Crushing and high temperatures can do that Lo, just ask Mr Granite.
I had Thanksgiving dinner part 2: the leftovers. oh my! I will be having part 3 tonight…thanksgiving dinner the day after at a friend”s house. more NOM. will my stomach EVER forgive me?
I think tonight is pizza.
With cranberry sauce and stuffing toppings.
CL: Coverthon 2010
Netflix is removing Red Dwarf from the instant play list on Dec. 1st. Must get through the last two seasons before that happens.
Barbarians! Do they at least have Black Adder?
Took the kids to see Tangled today. Definitely a fun and unashamedly Disney movie.
I think tonight is pizza.
With cranberry sauce and stuffing toppings.
If you used the cranberry sauce in place of tomato sauce, that actually sounds really good. :happy:
Ed: Glad to hear you liked Tangled. I look forward to seeing it.
11,673 words written today. I set out to break my old 1-day record of 10,275, and I succeeded. I love NaNoWriMo, and I love being a writer. And yes, my fingers are tired and sore.
^Oops. Obviously, I’m tired. There should have been a “close italics” tag after “toppings.” Sorry.
Good night, :leftovers: .
Ed: Yes, they have plenty of Black Adder available for instant play.
Off to brave the snow to get a newspaper, I may be some time.
Any huskys will be given a pleasant wave.
Gawd I’m unfit, I was sweating after that walk.
That was your TMI moment for this weekend.
Were you in your shorts?
CD- listening to older women in the other room, telling stories about dolls they had as little girls.
So ‘The Girl who Kicked the Hornets Nest’ was a satisfactory conclusion to the series. the first was the best though for me.
Strangely enough yes JJ, but under my jeans.
Impressive tumbleweeds today.
Ed, did you see Tangled in 3D?
Van, that was my exact same conclusion about the “Girl Who” series. It appears that you and I are both correct and Lo Pan is entirely wrong.
I’m in waiting mode.
I have to wait for some folks to return from their shopping before I can start my long drive home
J0e, so you’re holding the figurative purse, not the literal one.
Just heard about this as I read this weeks New Scientist:
We saw it in 2D yesterday. My daughter wants to see it in 3D next time. We’ll see about that.
Yo Pan! I’m not dead. 🙂
Yea for the undead Ditto!
er, wait a minute!
Home again home again
But I love you….
ditto is my boy. Let no one stand in our way
I hate being retarded.
No more than I.
It’s undead ditto time.
Night pan. Sleepy time.
Me sleepy with you!
Ever hate someone so much you couldnt see strait?
Urge Overkill. period.
Tell me how one writes a classic like Sister Havana.
Tell me how one writes a classic like This is Nowhere
Tell me how one writes a classic like The Kids are Insane
SO GODDAMN GOOD
SO GODDAMN GOOOOOOD!!!!
Fuck I really miss 90’s rock n roll
SO GOOOOOD! Listen to the riff. Its become a staple of 2000’s pop rock. And this was 1991. So ahead of their time.
Just got back from seeing the movie Inception. It was good, but I think the final shot was a copout.
Ralph, did you find Inception at a dollar theater?
I dug the John Carpenter-esque ending.
If you aren’t on Twitter, yes the snow is unusually thick this year:
I’m scared of cold, wet, fluffy things.
We are switching from Dish to Direct TV today. Saving some bucks, shifting to HD.
I loved Southland Tales, for the record. I even bought a copy!
I believed I’m managed to erase almost all of Southland T from my memory..only that final scene sticks in my memory.
Jack: Yeah, we caught it at the dollar theater. Luckily enough there still is one of those open in Norman. Although I guess technically it should be called a two dollar theater. 🙂
Van: With the kind of weather be sure to stock up on antifreeze 😀 http://www.fullers-ales.com/
I find unresolved endings to be annoying, it’s like a symphony without a proper coda. I think a more interesting ending can be created by showing either a complete resolution, or showing that there is still danger. (Sorry for the vagueness I’m trying to avoid spoilers.)
I haven’t watched that many John Carpenter movies, right now the only one that comes to mind is Vampires.
IMHO Inception’s ending wasnt unresolved at all as there were enough clues during the film to have a good understanding of if it “did or didnt” (yeah Ralph, its hard to talk in vagaries so as not to avoid spoilers)
John Carpenter did that one film.. A Big To Do in Japan…. or something like that.
Now I feel like watching Big Trouble in Little China.
I feel like getting IN Big Trouble in Little China.
JOe: Make sure you don’t spell China wrong. 🙂
As in One Night in?
Lo: Exactly what I was thinking.
Stuck in podunk northern AZ, with no safe route home.
Funny how some past mistakes never stop making problems.
How are you?
EssBee, please let me know what you think of the DirecTv service and DVR. I have been having a lot of trouble and want to see if it’s something strange with my particular system or if DirecTv just has a crappy DVR.
Will do, UH. It can’t be worse that the junk DVR we had from Dish that froze and skipped and sometimes just the video froze, but the audio kept going. So far we’re impressed with the HD.
CW: Return of the Jedi
Is it safe?
Is it secret?
Don’t… tempt me Frodo! I dare not take it. Not even to keep it safe.
I spelled China wong.
I was thinking of Marathon Man myself.
CD: gather material for project NIS.
Did :jack: ever make it home?
How many times have we told him to stay off the moors!
Jaaaaaaack??? You home? You safeies?
Brand new Urge Overkill song- “Effigy” is amazing. Like they never stopped making music 15 years ago. Just wish Blackie was still in the group.
Just FYI – I’ve been pretty happy with Direct TV for at least eight years or so. We switched to them from DISH back when they offered actual TIVO powered DVR’s.
About two years ago, we upgraded to HD and got one of the HD DVRs. Overall, we’ve been quite happy with it. The response is not lightning fast, but not unbearable. Certainly has been worth it for the HD broadcasts. Much better that what I’ve seen out of Uverse or Cable’s claimed HD signals.
Get back! Jack! Safely.
Have a drink on me
I ditched DirecTv. We’ve been living off Netflix and the interwebs and free TV for 6 months now. We fucking love it. It saves 80$ a month and we dont miss shit. Wonderful. Fuck cable and fuck the satellite companies.
AC DC ditto?
(PS I LOVE YOU MWAMWAMWAMWAMWA)
DRINKS WITH ESSBEE TOMORROW NITE! FUCK! YES! FUCK AND YES!
Have a great time!
Have a great time, Lo!
Maybe it’s that I’m not on HD yet. My DVR is ASTOUNDINGLY slow with commands at times. I will start fast forwarding through the first set of commercials in a show, and by the time it registers that I want it to stop fast forwarding, the show had ended. Just argued them into sending me a new DVR and it has the exact same problem.
Thanks for the well-fishes, everyone.
Leslie Nielson, RIP.
Lo: Do you have source to watchnew Discover channel shows? I want to watch Brewmasters http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/brew-masters/
Ralph… you gimmie yer email I getchu watchu want
Fuck. I didnt know Leslie was that aged. RID my buddy. I wont call you Shirley.
Lo: easy enough lostralph at gmail
Brewmasters does look excellent, LR. About time someone devoted a foodie show to craft beer.
This guy is fascinating:
Speaking of beer:
DRINKY DRANK DRUNK!!!!!!
Why noone likes the Urge Overkill?
This is nowhere
This is no place I wanna be
CD: Blue Moon’s Imperial Belgian Wit, Nice and tasty, although I think the president for my local brewclub could teach them something about getting a good aroma in a belgian wit beer. And a bit of hidden punch at 8% abv.
Jack: cool links, I didn’t know why green bottles were still used, although I did know about the skunking effect. Also the major breweries that use green, or clear, bottles treat the alpha acids from the hops to reduce the skunking effect.
anybody need help moving? Saw this in a Wal-Mart parking lot earlier.
here’s a better link http://www.flickr.com/photos/88005487@N00/5216736279/
Vanamonde, you said:
What is a husky?
Morning Pan, back to work today, inclement weather is going to make today ‘fun’.
A sled dog NS.
No mention of Forbidden Planet..wtf:
Now I feel stupid.
NS – re: “What is…”
… or maybe
Cold and snowy here. Same old, same old.
I’ve decided I’m doing Christmas Cards this coming weekend so if I have/had your address and you’ve moved let me know. I hate it when I get something back undeliverable. :pouty:
“Cyber” Monday is not nearly as much fun as it’s name might imply.
Not sure if I’m on the list TEB, but I’m still in the same location.
Well geographically at least.
Of course you’re on the list Van. I would never forget my teddy bear :happy:
Basically, if you’ve Secret Santa’d me or I you, as long as I got your address at some point, you’re on my list. Whether you want to be or not.
meh x 2?
No Meh’s Cj
I don’t know J0e. I just spent 54 Cyber Monday dollars.
Me need hugs.
Lots of them.
If you show me your cyber deals I show you mine 😀
My first reaction was that’s just wrong, then I remembered Bailey’s:
I wonder what the huffers of that whipped cream experience . . .
This is my favourite liqueur
The leopard print covers sounds a bit tacky TEB.
CP: No Aloha — The Breeders
That’s the best part, Van 😉
I love it when the bottle label matches my underwear.
Morning pan! Busy day catching up on email and post-vacation crap.
Sexy Morrigan cosplay. 🙂
Fergie was Sally in the early Charlie Brown cartoons. hmmm… the weird things you find on Wiki.
Just don’t ask me why I was looking at Fergie’s wiki page. 🙂
Don’t Phunk with my Great Pumpkin.
This one is going out to EssBee:
Speaking of Punkins, I saw a commercial for Punkin Chunkin last night. I have the DVR set to record the replay 🙂
I pushed a button on my keyboard, I’m not sure which, but now I can’t do apostrophes on e-mails. Although I seem to be able to do them on Deadpan. Go figure.
On the whole weird search meme.
In the 40’s and 50’s there was a wrestler called The Masked Marvel.
His real name is the same as my Facebook name.
CP: Intro — Xx
Searching my name just gets my professional world and Twitter, which I don’t really do, so should change in case work people look for me there. I have a unique last name . . .
The Masked Marvel is nice, Van!
Twitter . . .
I’m tempted to play Devil’s Advocate and wonder if the incident was just two-or-three meathead boys making offhand comments while flicking boogers.
Still, it’s a good story. This kind of awareness needs to keep growing.
My name is so common searching it is a waste of time.
Why is the air conditioning on when it’s frigid outside? Why did I roast all summer long and NOW the a/c is on?
CP: Terrible Love — The National
EssBee: You work at Evil Inc!
CP: The Wanting Comes in Waves/Repaid — The Decemberists
Someone is playing Christmas music in here and it isn’t me.
Some days this job is just a real BFP.
CP: Clusterfuck! — Electric Six
I think some TSA agents want to practice BFP.
Mason Rocket just came up on the shuffle. I still miss Joe.
I was dreading cheesy xmas music in the building today, but I think we’ve got a reprieve until Dec 1. I was never so overjoyed to hear bland smooth jazz.
Good timing on the Mason Rocket, JR. There will be root beer floats one night this week.
“There will be root beer floats one night this week.”
CP: Weird Al – “Polkarama”
Now I feel the need to listen to my theme song: White and Nerdy
and yes, a Root Beer Float shall be achieved at some point this week 🙂
I think that I will partake of a root beer float as well. April 2007 seems like a million years ago. I wonder how different things would be if Joe was still around. Cheers to you Mr. Rocket.
Also got to partake of some government redtape at Maricopa County today. If you were going to move your television from the living room to your bedroom, do you think it would be necessary to supply the county with a drawing of the outline of your house relative to your property lines prior to doing so? *shakes head*
Are you serious, Rhettro?
We are adding an interior changing room to an existing drugstore, no exterior work, new utilties etc. and the county is requiring a siteplan with property lines. It’s a blanket requirement for new or existing buildings. =P
I just got around to catching up on last week’s personal email. This is wonderful from the It Gets Better project:
With a permit fee, I’m sure?
CW: Brewmasters Ep.1 Bitche’s Brew (Thanks Lo Pan!)
CD: Fuller’s London Pride English Pale Ale
What a coincidence… my theme song is White and Nerdy.
“Bitches Brew” Named for the fusion-y Miles Davis album?
CW: Latest Dexter
Jack: Yep, Sony asked Dogfish Head to brew a beer to go with the anniversary re-release of the album.
If you want to learn a little swearing in Japanese, this transcribed video of Fuck You is a good place to start. 🙂
So the beer is confusing, trippy and 3 times as long as it needs to be?
Just for the record, I don’t have White and Nerdy as a ringtone on my phone for anyone.
lol, luckily they went off this piece of artwork from the album http://x.co/KmHW .
Mixed imperial stout with a traditional African brew called tej. (although tej sounds more like a spiced mead than beer)
of course now I want to try and brew a tej style >.>
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:ftb: can effin bite my big white butt!
and it can shove its own damn RINGTONE where the sun don’t shine
I don’t care.
:ftb: <— You suck cooties.
Just go to this link and choose Shasta pools? 🙂
Please please please? I help friend 🙂
OK CJ, I was good lab rat and voted, now where is my treat?
CD: Pondskipper saison, my 2nd attempt at a saison
In case anyone wants an extended preview of the TRON: Legacy soundtrack:
Once again, Disney had better not screw this up. The previews look almost impossibly awesome.
But, they came through with Tangled, so there is cause for optimism.
BTW – that Morrigan cosplay was 115% pure awesome.
Ed: That preview is sounding all kinds of awesome!! I agree. Disney better not screw it up, or the Mouse will get it. 😉
Jack never releases my locked up posts.
He hates me.
I know it.
Everything is personal today
Meh to the power of NTH.
Happy inebriated hugs for CJ…..
Sorry to hear about the problems CJ *hug*
CW: Venture Brothers Season Finale
Damn this show kicks ass!
*joins the drunken CJ group hug*
hmmm bored and buzzed, this is no fun
I would like all the drunk men and women to gather around and hug me more.
What could be better than being drunken-group hugged by deadpanites… Nothing I say.. NOTHING!
Drunken hug pile on the CJ! *pile hug*
Scry’s theme song: A Walk by Bad Religion
I’m going for a walk
not the after dinner kind
I’m gonna use my hands
and I’m gonna use my mind
and who the hell are you to tell me what to do?
you can’t even tie your own haggard shoes
your closet is a mess, and your backyard’s falling down
and I have no grand ideas or intentions of sticking around
I’m gonna build a world
independant and exempt
all alone I’ll be an empire
with no mortgage and no rent
and I don’t need to live in your stinking zoo
you can’t even feed the animals donated to you
your storage sheds are ramshackled, flies decorate the walls
and you expect me to die here in this shit-filled tiny stall?
and I know you’re watching! everything I do
call me threat to your children call me socially unglued
call me master of insanity, unable to relate
call me lazy, bane, and filthy
call me monstrous reprobate
I’m going for a walk and there’s nothing you can do
‘cuz I don’t have to live like you
so I’m going for a walk
Maybe this will help Cj make with the happy.
Baby – http://twitpic.com/3889gj
A graphic novel fan in the making..awwwwww
Got to love this country and the way it grinds to a halt when we get some snow.
Can’t get an appointment with the doc as there is nobody in till midday.
..and it’s goodbye to Irvin Kershner:
Not sure I would agree about Robocop 2..
Empire Strikes Back is the second film, right? That’s my favorite. Vader’s reveal is the best.
I can only shudder to think what a mess Empire would have been if Lucas had directed that one, too.
Many thanks, Mr. Kershner, for saving Star Wars…at least for a while 🙂
Speaking of Vader’s reveal:
I can’t help feeling, that if you want to start a religion, as leader you should have your genitalia removed. That should stop you fucking young men/women.
Jack, we should talk. Catch up. Miss you, bro. Proud of you in weathering the storm.
And just in case you missed my tweets…
1. The hot Thundercat was Cheetarah,
2. I voted for the Winterpalouza.
3. Tom Cruise’s first movie was Endless Love (small part). He then went on to appear in TAPS (where he goes completely postal at the end) and The Outsiders. but his first BIG movie was Losin’ It. That movie is painful. Thankfully, his next film after that was Risky Business.
I had a rather long commute. Gives me time to think and get all factual and shit.
Deadpan is the mutha fuckin’ way. I’ve missed you guys.
Good morning, DP!
I always suspected that Tom Cruise must have a small part!
Personality aside, I’ve always liked Tom Cruise as an actor.
Morning. The holidaze always seems to be mind numbingly busy for some reason. =P
Watched “Shutter Island” last night. Started off good, interesting middle and then over explained and overstayed its welcome at the end. Would have been better without Leo.
Tom Cruise is very hit and miss for me. I don’t like most of his movies.
It’s snowing here.
Looks like The Duke Spirit is releasing some new stuff. I’ll have to check that out tonight.
I saw “Prince of Darkness” in the theaters when it first came out.
Time for CCH
Ok ditto, what is CCH. In my mind it’s always been for accountants
And I know that’s not what you mean.
It’s only -7F here so why does it feel so frikken cold right now?
Conference Call Hell
I got some Lo Pan time last night, and it was big fun.
Just about to go into CCH myself.
CP: Rise From The Shadows — Alberta Cross
EssBee: Glad you guys had fun without me. 😉
A Tee Morris sighting! How could an 80s movie called “Losin’ It”, starring Shelley Long and Tom Cruise, be bad?
Bunny, CCH means Conference Call Hell.
Or Can’t Chew Hanson.
Or Crinkly Colon Hurts.
cute cuddly Hitler?
Curt Cobain’s Head
Nomad, that is one cute baby.
Should we get Chuck Woolery to grill Lo Pan and EssBee about their evening?
I’m not talkin’
I meant to say this morning (but my new DirecTV has rendered my internet SLOW, SLOW, SLOW – waiting on a new router/upgrade), Nomad, ADORABLE!!
Good morning deadpan
Cute kid NS.
I looked at my last post and realized I said -7F when I meant -7C. Even so, it’s not that in the house yet all my digits are cold.
I like how Scry’s child seems to be contemplating the heavy matters of the world.
Maybe they were concerned about his search for pirate booty.
Sheathe yer dagger….
I don’t know who Thomas Roberts is, but his is a nice addition to the It Gets Better collection:
CP: Violeta — Ozomatli
Very cool, Ess!
In today’s news:
Three men walk into a bar… And shoot the bartender
What kind of punchline is that?
CP: Bone Machine (live) — Pixies
Today’s early finish brought to you by Mr Snow and Mrs Wind.
Still snowing, eh, Van?
I hear Mrs Wind is just a blow hard…
and Mr Snow gives people the cold shoulder…
Yes indeed Essbee, on the plus side, I got an early finish.
Not you, Van . . .
We haven’t gotten much snow at all yet this season. What’s up w/ that!?
Taking the piss out of the TWD tv series:
I actually don’t see that as a problem.
CP: Requiem for a dying song — Flogging Molly
Mr S**w is here for a visit also. bastard!
TEE!!! Holy Carp! OMFG! You ARE still around 🙂 I’d love to hear you get on the deadpan. I miss you in my ears Sarge!
Ok, enough gusihing. What’s the status of Books and Braun?
Cheshire Cat Hemorrhoids?
Hmmm, I’m not convinced:
Saw the following on FB:
Twister game $13, Baby Oil $3, The look on the clerks face when you go to the counter to buy them PRICELESS!!!
Van, I think something like that might be cool for a place you go to alone for the weekend but I’m not convinced either.
Again with the Wisconsin making the news for bad stuff
CP: We Are The One — Anti-Flag
Must be B5 fans. 😉
Is that tiny house like a Tardis? There wouldn’t even be room inside for an oily twister game!
UGH, sometimes being a boss is hard.
CP: Across the Universe (remix) — Rufus Wainwright
Found out today that it’s Patman’s and Scott Sigler’s birthday today. If I had known this earlier I would have sent Patman some chicken scissors as a gift.
The baby is full of much cute, NS!
I think Jack released my posts? No?
Losin’ it wasn’t the worst movie I’ve ever seen.
Your posts are freed, Cj.
Damn it Leafs!
You know, the Chicken Scissors is a meme that could really stand to go full viral.
Though, I know not how such infections are created….
Cool! The latest update for my ipod touch added remote control for my bluetootth headset. And it seems to have increased the range. /endtechgeek
Van: You should have seen the look I got when I bought olive oil, hand lotion, and ping pong balls.
50,217 words. Over 6,000 of them today.
Very happy to have made the deadline.
Good night, :nanowrimo: .
Time Machine: I liked the completeness of Jack’s credits for the flash reading on Podcastle.
(Thanks for the “Aw, Cute!”s. I heartily agree.)
Does anyone else follow the web comic (henceforth, womic) Goblins? Very gripping take on what happens to a group of goblins after their camp is destroyed and they take on the world.
Month end – ugh
MEH: Month end Hell
I don’t have any more of that with my new job. at my old job i had to babysit the backup jobs to make sure I only got 3 tapes rather than the 6 the software would have chosen on it’s own.
when I left my house this morning there was no snow on the ground or on my car but when I got out of the gym there was an 1/8 inch of snow on my car and in the parking lot. Glad i’m in side all day
CP: Savage Love E215
Yes, WTG Amy!
Our Year (x-posted from my LJ)
In February, my company failed, leaving me without 3 weeks of pay, and ineligible for immediate unemployment benefits because I had been working for a theoretical paycheck I might still receive (ha, still waiting.)
Also in February, Darcy lost some daycare clients. This occurred a few other times over the course of the year, and at least at present she is near capacity.
In April, I started a new job, which was good except I’m working nights, sleeping days. More on this later.
In July, I got in my car, started it and burning coolant billowed from the exhaust. We worked out how to pay for a new (to us) car that was pretty decent.
In early August, I spent a week working days covering for a vacationing cow-orker, then went back to nights. This was a rough switch, as was evidenced by the slow-speed crash of the car into a median when I dozed literally a few seconds behind the wheel. I was alone and uninjured, the airbags did not even deploy.
But the insurance company still totalled out the car. We were out part of our down payment, but managed to figure out a down payment for another not as neat new (to us) car.
In October, we went to Boston for my sister-in-law’s wedding. Fox was ill and wound up in Boston Children’s Hospital’s ER for a good 5-6 hours. Insurance paid about half that $1400 bill.
In November the Dr. let us know Fox’s already-slow growth was dropping further off the charts, and we needed to investigate his poor eating habits and possible endocrine disorders. Not jumping to conclusions, but if he needs human growth hormone injections it will cost us at least a couple K a month to maintain those.
So with that year so far, it was entirely anomolous that our neighbor’s 18 year old daughter we have known about a year would nominate us for KDWB’s Christmas Wish program, and that we would be granted clothes, toys, games, and other things to make our planned meager Christmas into what may be the best we’ve ever given the kids. Katelynn went out of her way to write a nomination letter and go into the studios to tell of our year. We are so very thankful for this.
I think the AC system in my office is in a fight with the weather to see who can make it colder. the weather is winning… for now
oh and Go Amy! good job!
CP: Start Together — Sleater-Kinney
Thank you, Santa Panta
Hubby is going to clear the car tonight. Tomorrow I will be driving my car for the first time in about 3 weeks. I’m kind of looking forward to it.
I know what to do when life hands you lemons but what do you do when life drops a big steaming duce on you…
I have a teenager in my house now. Why do kids have to grow up?
It has been a rough year for our family as well, but it seems that you had an even tougher time. I’m glad that you received some releaf from your community.
JB: *lots of hugs*
That was awesome for your neighbor to do that.
It sucks having to bludgeon common sense into certain people.
ditto the bludgeoning process can be made for fun with the addition of a bat or long stick
There’ve been times when I needed the common sense bludgeon.
Not fully caught up.
I’d love to send out the greasy comments for someone to read for tonight’s episode. Any volunteers? Any mode of recording is cool, Voicemail, .wav, .mp3, etc.
I’ll just go with the first responder. Thx 🙂
Jack, I’m happy to record, and if I’m not first, put me down for another time. Any time!
Done! I’ll email you the stuff in a little while, EssBee. Thanks!
Dang! I didn’t check comments fast enough.
Why do people keep e-mailing me? Don’t they know it’s month end and I’m trying to get work done? *whine*
JB: It’s great to hear about your neighbor helping you out like that, I’m sorry that you year has sucked so much.
JR: Kids grow up so that you have an excuse to kick them out of the house. And teenage behavior gives you the motivation to do it.
What LR said.
I suffered no amount of empty nest syndrome when my girls moved out. In fact, we tore one of the bedrooms down so they couldn’t come back. 🙂
JR, Rhettro, Reaper: Thanks for the WTGs!
Jack: I e-mailed you content for tonight’s episode. 🙂
It’s a bit freaky where some authors obviously do searches on twitter for mentions of their stories.
After mentioning how I liked this story on twitter, got a message from the author thanking me for liking the story..weird.
I wonder it that’s actually a sign of insecurity, Van.
Well TEB I am insecure.
I agree that vanity searches are strange, Van, but I benefited from it twice when David Anthony Durham commented on my blog when I reviewed his novels.
I also got similar comments from Sigler and an ego podcaster I can’t remember the name of now. I like Sigler, btw – didn’t mean to put those two together in THAT way.
At lease that’s better than some of the advertizing followers you can get. I mentioned on twitter that I started doing tai-chi, then some tai-chi teacher started following me. Then I mentioned I was reading via e-reader, now I’m being followed by some e-reader company. I haven’t decided if I’m annoyed or not at this.
I’ve gotten a comment on a blog post from Sigler, too. I thought it was awesome. 🙂 But yeah, I’ve been a little freaked out/annoyed by some of the companies/people I’ve gotten following me on Twitter after I mentioned something or other there.
I’m not arbitrarily sticking up for Sigler because we were once peers and because I’ve hung out with him:
I think in his case, there is a career motive behind his action, but his interest in his fans as individuals is still genuine, and there’s no used-car slime to it.
And who is this punk retired Irish soccer play named Jack Mangan?
Absolutely, Jack. He’s definitely unique in being really interested and deliberate. I guess I don’t have anything against the whole concept of vanity searches. If you produce something and want to know how people feel about it, that’s the way to find out.
Also, beef could be hung in my office and kept fresh. I am freezing.
A thought I’m pondering: why is subway’s mascot a monkey? I just don’t see the connection
Shake hands with beef?
Monkeys enjoy sandwiches . . .
Monkeys also enjoy throwing their own poo so I don’t think it is a very good animal for your mascot. Maybe 2 bears fighting over the sandwich would work better
Look a the lengths they would go to for a Subway sandwich:
Photoshop a sandwich in and you are all set
NSFW for language
again with the NSFW
I am on THE MOST ABSURD conference call I’ve ever been on. I defy anyone to compete with the H of this CCH.
We did find a grub on our Subway sandwich once.
More proof that Neve is just waiting for me:
But would you move to Canada for her EssBee?
Huge news re: Denver craft beer
Yes, I’m reading the news while on this call.
Jack, that’s nasty.
Canada is never off the table, Bunny.
Neve & Denise. Wild Things.
I’ll be in my bunk.
Wild Things was a “good” movie
EssBee: That could be great for them since it would allow them to share the costs of maintaining a brewery. That’s usually a move for startup breweries though, it makes me wonder if they’re using it to help build larger facilities or something similar that could require alot of capital.
CD: sample of my Gaffer’s Homebrew barleywine
I might not have hit a homerun with this batch but I think I can at least get to 3rd base. ABV is a little low for style at 7.7%, but that is fine since I was aiming for barleywine that was low and wouldn’t need as much aging.
I’m catching some fusel alcohols on the nose and maybe a little on the back of the palate. Also a little more bitter than I intended, but otherwise flavor, aroma and mouthfeel all seem to be close to target. now I just need to bottle and wait for it to carb up to really give it a try. 😀
I wonder also, Ralph. I don’t know much about Breckenridge, but Wynkoop is my favorite place. Not especially because I like their beer better than others, but because of where it is and their menu and the atmosphere of the entire building. They have THE BEST hot soft pretzels on earth.
^and you can walk 2 blocks from there and get to the famous Tattered Cover bookstore.
Books and beer there need ot be more places like that.
ZP takes a look at some iPhone games:
prepare yourself, it’s a bit postive.
Sooo many things too comment on today … so little time.
CD: going to grab a bite as I take a break from smurfing.
Man, you sit down to do a little audio work and *POOF* – 3 hours are gone!
Anyone want to grab some grub?
Another random thought: I wish I was my cat. Where the most she has to think about is the fact the sunbeam moved in the last hour so she has to move herself to be back in it.
Some days I do that, but I usually don’t walk into the new sunbeam, I just roll.
So many “petting” comments … sooo much trouble to get in.
Jack – I’m sending you a witless sampler via e-mail.
My cat tends to do the same JR
that sounds a lot like how my dog spends his days.
Trying to wrap my mind around a complicated work problem is making my brain hurt and my eyes crossed.
K-cup French Vanilla coffee = BLECH!
I don’t like flavored coffee. Why did I even try it?
EssBee many of the flavored K-Cups suck. but from what I have tastes the regular coffees taste fresher than most other pre-ground coffee.
Oh, they do. Here’s my K-cup story:
We merged with a Dallas company in January, which you’ve all heard. The Dallas office is WONDERFUL. Every fancy thing you could want in a modern office. The Longmont office is, well,industrial.
Here’s an example: my light fixtures in my office (I do have an office with a door) are littered with little fly corpses. The Dallas office is dusted nightly – desks and cases.
So recently our facilities guy emailed and said “anyone need anything for the kitchens?” I said, “AN ICE MACHINE.” He said, “No way.”
So I complained to HR about the inequity.
Now Longmont has an ice machine and a K-coffee maker. Now if they’d only do something about the flies.
Ah, ole K-cup. She was sweet, but for some reason was always tipping over.
If you are in New York on December 10-11:
Finished as much as I’m going to do today. Now sharing some ice cream with my kitty, then I think I become a lump on the couch with a book.
CR: I Am Number Four – Pittacus Lore
Random thought: Do zombies sleep?
Ask me a quantum mechanics question next, just to give me a challenge you understand…
Genre avoidance madness from the latest Ansible:
As Others See Us III. Fears that the upcoming HBO tv series A Game of Thrones (based on George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire novels) might be a bit genre-ish have been dispelled: ‘Michelle Fairley, who plays Catelyn Stark, says of the epic series, “It’s not so much fantasy. It’s really gutsy and glorious. We just happen to be wearing costumes and armor.”‘ (Entertainment Weekly, 18 November)
For the first 5 posts of that conversation, I thought you meant you’d gotten a flavored coffee from Circle K.
Ok Van, I’m game: what is black body radiation?
Van: I have no problem with that. It’s been shown time and again that nowadays a geek audience is not enough to support a show. To succeed, a show needs to appeal to a wider audience.
Coffee from Circle K would be better than French Vanilla K-cups.
Van, my relationship isn’t so much homosexual, it’s just gloriously gutsy. We just don’t happen to have any penises.
I’m going to cheat:
I’m also wondering what I wrote to upset Essbee.
Time Geeks if free for today on the app store:
You didn’t upset me, Van, that was a joke. A failed one!
I have no problem with people appealing to wider audiences, but denying something is fantasy is another matter.
I totally agree! I’m particularly sensitive about this project. I love, love, love those books.
I like your term “genre avoidance.” Perfect.
Speaking of cups, this is NSFW
CP: schlachtschiff — Taku Iwasaki
Gimme Shelter deconstructed.
Comment from Topless Robot Whedon discussion here:
ZeroCorpse replied to Lily412:
You won’t get a straight answer, anyway. The first stance of a Whedonite is knee-jerk, obsessiveness. They don’t know WHY they liked his shows… They just DO. And you would too, if only you watched it through the first terrible season and become indoctrinated by Joss’s silly banter and two-dimensional characters.
Merely announcing on the Internet that you don’t understand the love for Joss Whedon is like a trumpet call for every Browncoat and Scooby to show up and shout “TROLL!!!” until you walk away in disgust and have no interest in even trying to watch his shows, lest you become like the horde.
Truthfully, I don’t even hate his shows (although I am bothered by his dialogue). I just have an adverse reaction to rabid fans who jump down your throat if you don’t LOVE LOVE LOVE Joss Whedon… His fans are what drove me away from his stuff.
Still, I have hope that he’s a good enough director and team player to bring together an awesome AVENGERS movie. It helps that he’s not working with B-list actors this time.
Posted 12/01/2010 at 07:01:51 PM
Also, CW: Buffy
Essbee – Re: office equality
What have you done! Do you know what it is going to cost Evil Inc. to supply Dallas with fly corpses? They’ll probably have to leave the evil setting turned to “11” all through December.
BTW – Re: taking a stab at the failed joke.
There are probably some unused penises laying around here at the Deadpan that you could borrow, should you decide to turn down the gutsy.
It appears Joss Whedon and Christ have some things in common….rabid fans (though, probably not the same ones) who drive others away by their behavior.
CD: DFH Midas Touch
A guy in the local homebrew club was kind enough to pick u pa 4pack for me, so I finally got chance to try it. I’m actually surprised how close I got with my clone attempt, If I’d pitched the right amount of yeast I think I would have been almost spot on.
The thing to remember is that the root word for fan is fanatic.
And yeah I’m a fan of the series Buffy.
Goodnight mush, goodnight deadpan, goodnight k-cups everywhere
French kids don’t go to school on Wednesday.
A friend of mine from high school did this:
He’s also known as Bl4k Lotus, bassist with M.C. Frontalot.