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410 thoughts on “64”
Not one scratch, Doctor.
Oh and in honour of the Unshows title, some C64 music from Tim Follin:
I waited up for this and missed it anyway. Grrrr
Saw Cowboys and Aliens tonight. Went to the drive-in for it and that was exciting in and of itself due to the storm. Rain, lighting, the works. Had to close my window and bring my feet in.
I do believe the movie got a little stupid at one point and it was highly predictable, but I enjoyed it anyway… lots of eye candy for me to be honest. Harrison Ford did look old, but still very delicious. That was pretty much a win for me no matter what.
I very nearly had the chance to meet Harrison Ford on Saturday. he was town for http://www.airventure.org/
he normally comes down for the breakfast buffet but not so often when he brings his wife.
Maybe next year…
What an old fart I am.
Behold, the power of cheese!
But, apparently it’s still not enough for a haircut:
And you think you’ve got first world problems!
In-laws have left and I’m now back at work, peering at big numbers in little boxes.
I guest that means my life is back to normal… whatever that is.
While I’m not surprised there was an unshow, I heard rumours that Deadpan was moving to a different day and time anyway. When’s that happening, huh?
Although, an unshow makes getting back into show notes again a little bit easier :cheerful:
Holy crap I have a lot of work to catch up on. Who thought holidays would be a good idea?
Ha! I win!
While I was on holidays my (new) boss thought I had done some calculations wrong and did an adjusting journal entry. I come back, double check the figures, talk to my boss, and it turns out I was right. Now she has to reverse her adjustments. It always feels good when you’re work is vindicated *fist pump*
Your’e clearly a terrorist.
I clearly am also – of grammar.
grammar terrorist, or spelling terrorist?
Case in point.
So GoDaddy has the domain michael-jackson-not-dead.info on auction for $8.
I want to buy it and just put a page saying “Yes Virginia, Micheal Jackson is dead.”
Be sure to sign the message:
“Sincerely, Tupac Shakur”.
I’m feeling very hyper today. not sure why. :silly:
I son’t be doing a play by play because I have to alphabetize stupid name tags, but while I’m doing that, hubby and I are going to watch this after lunch. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1020885/
Sigh. son’t = won’t
No excuse this time. Just not paying attention
Maybe I’m a grammar terrorist like Lo Pan… :ninja:
..and to think the guy playing the Vicar was in the Doctor Who TV movie.
Beware the pod people!!!
Shadow puppetry for geeks
You know what? Some of has work to do. Enough of this silliness :tongue:
Vanamonde! I just don’t hug you enough *runs and jumps into Van’s arms giving him a big bear hug*
Did I mention I was hyper today?
Steady now, you’ll make my stiff upper lip go all a quiver.
they missed one – When ever the main character is in a car and looks behind him. The car in the rear view mirror is following him as opposed to just going in the same direction. Really? How can you tell?
That’s really good. Although the “Watch Films, not Movies” slogan is one of the most pretentious things I’ve ever seen.
Oh yeah, I forgot…
Jack!!!! *hugs Jack*
Well, I think the lunch truck is calling me… which is interesting since I’m at home.
You all will have to hug yourselves from this point on. Please take pictures 😉
Stupid stupid power company.
Had an AMAZING electrical storm last night and now, 13 hours later … still no power. BUT JUST ON MY STREET!!!
In fact, the house on the corner of my street and the main street has power.
There are NO downed lines or power poles. I suspect some one just needs to come out and reset a breaker.
I have cobbled together enough battery power to get my modem and wireless router going so I can check on the outside world. Laptop is down to 82% power.
Stupid power company.
The storm was amazing though.
It aproached for 2 hours with this spectacular lightning display. When it finally got here it graced my neighborhood with 38mph winds breaking trees in half and uprooting some. Then the rain and wind mostly stopped and it proceeded to lightning, non-stop for an hour.
With no power I just sat there in the dark trying to count the breaks between flashes and there was none. For an hour. It was like an out of control discotheque! At one in the morning my eyes were too tired so I crawled in bed but didn’t sleep well because of the flashing and thunder. At 3:30 in the morning I gave up on sleep and got up to call the power company and report the outage. When I went back to bed at around 4am the lightning was now pausing for almost 10 seconds between flashes.
It was one of the more awe inspiring weather phenomenon I have ever witnessed!
Then I got dressed in the dark this morning and went to the Dentist for a cleaning.
Now I am tired and my teeth hurt.
… and my fridge is defrosting.
Ten things you may not know about the original Star Trek:
Wrote Asimov, “Through the agency of Mr. Spock, Star Trek has been capitalizing upon a fact not generally known among the male half of the population. Women think being smart is sexy!”
It was a long time ago.
If only the whole “women thing smart is sexy” thing was true. I think that this might be partially true as women age, but it DEFINITELY doesn’t hold for teenagers (at least from the receiving end of female affection).
The problem is, most of the really smart guys I knew when I was in high school, were also complete arrogant assholes. I’m sure it was partially a defense mechanism. But it wasn’t their brains that turned me off, it was the “I’m so much smarter than everyone else so why should I waste my time with you morons?” When I got to college, I met smart guys (some AMAZINGLY smart guys) that were also nice and fun to be with. And I’m still with one of them ____ years later (yeah, like I’m telling how many years…puleese…)
As you age, your expectations might get more realistic, but your desires certainly don’t.
That was another gross generalisation for your deadpan friday.
50 minutes ago a power company, manager type, drove down our street.
He confirmed that the problem was a blown fuse … but that he didn’t have any with him.
All my power supplies are now beeping at me, warning me of impending doooooom.
Uncool, J0e. Literally uncool.
that is all.
It’s just as well. You really don’t want to know what’s going on in the world anyway.
Thankfully, there’s still rum.
Rum gives me a headache now. Why is that?
I had to switch to Vodka. Now I want to try all these amazing flavors from ThreeOlives: Purple, Root Beer, Pomegranate, Chocolate, and Triple Shot Espresso.
I’ve had the Bubble Gum flavor and yes, it is made of win.
Mrs. Usedhair (she would kill me if she knew I was calling her that) has the opposite problem. She cannot tolerate Vodka and it gives her massive headaches. But rum is just fine.
May be a little to early yet to fire up the warp drive, but still…
Didn’t matter anyway.
I see. What you did. There.
… aaand power has finally been restored.
Grats on the return of power. How close were you to hunting chipmunks to put into little generator wheels?
LEGOs will be the first interplanetary toy, because they are that awesome!
justa HAS THE POWER!!!
Let’s hope I can learn to use it wisely.
I’ve been watching Season 1 of BSG in the mornings while I work out. We also watch The Closer. Mary Macdonald was much more beautiful pre-plastic surgery.
A bit like Pamela Anderson pre boob job.
Just say no to negativity.
Someone needs to tell the markets that leeching was found to be an ineffective way to treat problems.
Of course, telling that to some people will get you flayed.
Or a late night chat show.
Reaper is speaking in youth speak TEB, runaway..
Just trying to be hip and happening now that I’m on the market again 🙂
you jive turkey you…
Well the first half applies to me, luckily the second part doesn’t.
Ha, bum hug.
This morning my coworker broke a piece of his key off into the front door lock of our office. Now the front door is permanently locked. I asked my boss if he called a locksmith, and he replied “here I am.” He couldn’t fix it…
get a small, thin saw blade brake it in 1/2 and you should stick that in there to fish it out
Did you try chewing gum?
Did you hum the Mighty Mouse theme as he tried to fix the lock?
For some reason I read your good morning as goetterdaemmerung.
..and it’s been such a nice day..
I’m chewing gum, but the door is stilled locked. 😉
We got a call in to a locksmith, the first one we called doesn’t work on Fridays. #Murphy’s Law
Well Pan, I’m off to see Arrietty – the latest Studio Ghibli film ( at least in the UK)
Now because I’m a hardcore anime fan, I’m seeing the subtitled version.
The only show today that I could get to was the subtitled version…
Howdy dear deadpanistas!
I took on a project at work that basically involved picking things up and putting them down. Which I’d a fancy way of saying I spent the last few weeks physically exhausted.
Get over here and love me.
Er… I mean beer.
Rocket to Jupiter launching in 4 minutes.
Shoot! I missed my flight.
Any idea what time the next one leaves?
I’m guessing there will be another one in 5 years.
Oh man. Well, I guess I better go ahead and cancel my dinner reservation.
Why waste money on a professional when I can save a few bucks, have my entire staff milling about with no work getting done while I fail doing a hack job of it myself?
Classic smallbiz boss.
Nomad Scry!! We’ve been pining for you.
Welcome back Scry. I was pining to, but for the fjords.
So I don’t get snapped at later by our fearless leader for only sharing this on Facebook ( :jack: ) I’ll post it here too.
Yes. I do Social Media for a living.
What? I can’t “like” stupid things? How will I go on?
I’m off to meet the EssBee, the wonderful EssBee of…Oz?
Is she an enormous floating head?
*Pay no attention to the lesbian behind the curtain*
*joins the League of Jealous*
Who gets to hold the whip?
Throw me the idol first. No time to argue!
Well Arrietty was utterly charming, the plot was simple but at least straightforward (unlike the last Studio Ghibli film I saw), well worth checking out when you can.
Looks like we’ll need to wait for that one, Van.
(Meaning the movie, not the whip.)
Didnt even have to use my AK.
It was a good day
*peeks around corner at :pan: and ducks back before being seen*
Surprisingly, no one’s flinging poo at the new Apes movie.
I still suspect it’s a renter.
Yeah, I expect that one will definitely be a rental.
On the other hand, Captain America was good fun. Of course, you can’t lose when Hugo Weaving is playing the heavy.
The reviewer at io9 liked it:
Thanks to all for not using the “wicked witch” one!
RE: Social Media citations pad – um, how are you supposed to use that? Am I supposed to stick the “citation” in an envelope and mail it to them? Or should I just scan it and email it?
what about those new fangled image editors I hear so much about. Could actually handle that in Adobe…
To misqoute the founding father – Rum is proof that God remembers us, even when our 401k’s are tanking.
Well, this certainly gives my spirits a much needed boost.
Oh good grief –
“The bad — or at least, potentially bad — news is that, because of MacFarlane’s involvement, the series will air in prime time, and on Fox.
Now, maybe the fact that MacFarlane is involved — and Joss Whedon isn’t — will help. I certainly hope so.”
They’ll show the 2nd episode first and then cancel it before the final 2 eps of the season ever air.
Family Guy McFarlane??
So my first EVFN was fun. Got to meet Lejon, and enjoy good beer at Sleepy Dog Brewery.
It was very cool getting to hear Lejon tell stories! I enjoyed that immensely. 🙂
I couldn’t shut my mouth off. I was a blathering blatherer. But, the beer was good.
What food did you order, Ralph? Or need I ask?
Ralph had beer.
We ordered from the Cornish Pasty company, and it was delicious. Although everyone else had good things to say about the wood fired pizzas that were being offered outside the brewery.
The wood fired pizza was pretty tasty. Of course, that is biased, as I was pretty hungry. And drinking…
27,000 Texans are ahead of the curve:
I’m surprised it’s taken this long:
I wonder how much longer before China starts foreclosing on us. I’m sure they’ll come up with some interesting names for all the national parks.
Also of interest –
Seems corporations continue to see record profits, small businesses continue to struggle, and the individual continues to see less wages.
Considering that 70% of the US economy is based on consumer spending … perhaps it’s time to stop looking at what is “fair” and start looking at what gets money back into the hands of that 70% so that they can start consuming again.
Without a functioning economy there is no way to pay off the debt. 🙁
Cats let me sleep until 10 am. Feeling good…
I too often wake up to meows and purring and headbutts.
And then the cat comes in. *ba dum bum*
A cat a day keeps the mice at bay.
Who watches you watch the Watchmen?
This is a handy dandy Doctor Who summary.
Kinda spoilerish if you haven’t watched to at least the first season with the newest doctor.
CP: 76 Jailbreak: AC/DC
He made it out. . . . . . with a bullet in his BACK. . .
I WAS JUST SINGING THAT PART GET OUT OF MY HEAD DEVIL!
CD: crying cause I’m missing UME in concert
ac/dc blew up my video in 1988
We may have to try something radical and send “Twisted Sister” to Washington.
Wasn’t that tried to fight music censorship?
I think what’s needed is “Men at Work”.
Must be because of all the sunlight.
Good for nothing lazy people. I sent out over a dozen e-mails before 8am. Here it is quarter to eleven and I’ve only got one reply back. You’d think it was a weekend or something. Lazy bums! 😉
Morning Pan! :cheerful:
We are being lazy around here. At least Ralph is in the shower. The rest of us are lazing about in our PJs. Looks like we’re gonna maybe hit the Museum of History today. We love free museum days!
If you guys aren’t on Facebook, you’re missing a LOT of Jeremy.
Um. Saw it. Yep. Sure did.
I applaud him.
Oh I don’t know, there’s quite a bit of him
On google +
Why did I go and look??
G, I don’t know….
Because you’re lucky!
I am Spartacus!!
I want to see a lot of Jeremy too
Ah well. I am not re-joining Facebook
I stand by my anti-Facebook campaign dammit!!
Me too, Dre. I gave up FaceBook ages ago.
We hit lollpalooza Friday
Saw The Kills, OK Go and Ratatat and walked around a bit.
Danced our butts off we did! All 3 bands were awesome.
They have local artists exhibit their work there now. They started doing so last year I guess. We were in San Fran so we didn’t know.
We talked to the people on how we can get into the scene. Apparently there isn’t a huge demand of people wanting to show their art there which we thought was strange.
So lolla might be over-run with Hugh-n-Dre art attack next year 🙂
Hugh is watching the old Spartacus movie with Kirk Douglas as Spartacus
Crassus is about to bring his world of pain to Spartacus
Did anyone here watch Spartacus earlier this year on Starz?
Oh it was bad ass. I apent most of the show covering my eyes it was so gory
Spartacus was so hot.. OMG
I’ve seen both seasons of “Spartacus.” Good stuff.
He’s a cutie
but I am seeing now they have a different actor playing him in the 2nd season
I have a horrible obsession with Rome. It’s disgusting really.
Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like Rome.
More LEGO awesomeness
Ralph, I saw a couple of those at Legoland in June.
What are the first 10 songs you can think of that make you happy? Here are mine:
1. “Love,” Sugarland
2. “Sister Moon,” Sting
3. “Where Do You Go To (My Lovely),” Peter Sarstedt
4. “Softly,” Gordon Lightfoot
5. “Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?,” Al Hirt
6. “Pure Imagination” (from the first movie version of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”
7. “Holy, Holy, Holy” (traditional hymn)
8. “In the Circle,” Hungry Lucy
9. “Unwritten,” Natasha Bedingfield
10. “This Is Country Music,” Brad Paisley
Feel free to post here, or record this as a segment, or both.
“Dead Embryonic Cells” – Sepultura
“Angel of Death” – Slayer
“Bloody Kisses” – Type O
OK, I kid…. Good meme, Amy. I’ll come back with a real list in a little while.
Thank you! 🙂
1. “Don’t Stop Believin'” Journey
2. “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” Cyndi
3. “Hakuna Matata” Lion King Soundtrack
4. “Why Can’t I” Liz Phair
5. “Angie Baby” Helen Reddy
6. “Nothing Compares 2 U” Only when sung by Jack Mangan
7. “I Want it All” Black N Blue
8. “Shine” Cyndi
9. “Evacuate the Dance Floor” Cascada
10. “Mystery” Dio
dude, numb and a I’m 16
Is this the start of one of those body switching movies?
We watched the season finale of “Falling Skies” tonight. I don’t really know why, but this one just hasn’t done it for me. Same was true with the V reboot. They felt like they were trying too hard, but just not able to deliver.
Of course, Falling Skies seems to have done well enough that it will be back next Summer, so what do I know for television.
“Yoda” – Weird Al
“Surfing With The Alien” – Joe Satriani
“Raindrops Keep Fallin On My Head” – BJ Thomas
“Surfin’ Bird” – The Trashmen
“Across the Universe” – The Beatles
“Pump It Up” – Elvis Costello
“Scenario” – A Tribe Called Quest
“A Small Victory” – Faith No More
“I’m the Man” – Anthrax
“Overjoyed” – Stevie Wonder
CW: latest Trueblood
You know, if we were on teams like those Twilight fans, I would be team Antonia.
Well, since I’m signed up for another bout of 401k rapage today, coming up with songs that make me happy is probably a good idea this morning:
In no particular order:
Granuaile’s Dance – Celtic Woman
Hardware Store – Weird Al Yankovic
Navigation – Ethereus
Your Song – Ewan McGregor from Moulin Rouge
I am the Bread of Life – John Michael Talbot
Vultan’s Theme (Attack of the Hawk Men) – Queen from Flash Gordon
1812 Overture – Tchaikovsky
Acroyali/Standing in Motion – Yanni
Two Hornpipes (Tortuga) – Hans Zimmer from PotC Dead Man’s Chest
Alright, I’ve got to roll for work, so nine will have to do for now. Still, having sampled these to get the names, I’m feeling better already.
Enjoy your Monday, Deadpan.
Ok, some novelty songs in the list, but they always make me happy when they come on the radio:
Dayoh – Stan Freberg
Right Said Fred – Bernard Cribbins
Werner Von Braun – Tom Lehrer
Stuck in the Middle With You – Stealers Wheel
The Future’s so Bright I Got to Wear Shades – Timbuk3
Turning Japanese – The Vapors
The Shit Song – Loudon Wainwright III
Too Much Stuff – Eric Bibb
Liberal Backslider – Martyn Joseph
All around My Hat – Steeleye Span
Coming up on a busy week for the bunny so I may be a little scarce.
Jack, I may or may not be able to do show notes depending upon how my Thursday goes.
Did I ever mention how much I hate people?
Good thing we ain’t people … we’re family!
I’m always glad at work that telepathy doesn’t exist.
*hugs for Bunny*
Are mutants people?
Your combined word for the day is Utopalgia:
No worries, Bunny. This is a rare thing – – seeing you so stressed. Do we need to bring a Deadpan posse to Calgary and kick some asses??
Ten songs for happiness? I’m not sure if my Mondazed mind is up for the task but, whatever…
“Born” – Nevermore
“Secret World” – Peter Gabriel
“Blackbird” – The Beatles
“Safety Dance” – Men Without Hats
“Good Times Roll” – The Cars
“You Must Be Out Of Your Mind” – The Magnetic Fields
“I Wish You Were a Beer” – Cycle Sluts From Hell
“Good Girls Don’t” – The Knack
“The Waiting” – Tom Petty
“Welcome to the Pit” – Bruce Dickinson
I’m sick and tired of the media calling out companies for using “sex sells” type advertising to “aim its advertising at men” because what? Women don’t like sex? We can’t appreciate sexiness? WTF? Seriously!? If an ad as a sexy woman who is strong and secure in her sexiness and smarts, why would I *NOT* appreciate it? So it’s ok for the Old Spice guy to be sexy and funny, but when a woman is in an ad in a towel being sexy and funny, it’s “aimed at men?” why isn’t the Old Spice guy “aimed at women”? I’m venting because I’m just annoyed with the whole thing.. Example:
“[The company I work for] sends a message to women that the technology consumer market (which continues to be heavily male skewed) is not intended for their consumption.” BS – this is utter BS!
^Agreed, that is pretty dumb.
*NOTE: Rhett typed that shirtless with the wind blowing in his hair.
Was he holding a bottle of Old Spice or a can of Axe body spray?
Both of which are kinda stinky. I prefer the scent of a clean-smelling man with a hint of having just imbibed a good beer.
I smell like a man who just belched a good beer. Mmmm… hops.
I’ll be right over. *swooon*
“When Dr. King spoke of the great arc bending toward justice, he did not mean that we should wait for it to bend. He exhorted others to put their full weight behind it, and he gave his life speaking with a voice that cut through the blistering force of water cannons and the gnashing teeth of police dogs. He preached the gospel of nonviolence, but he knew that whether a bully hid behind a club or a poll tax, the only effective response was to face the bully down, and to make the bully show his true and repugnant face in public.”
Sorry, all I have is politics, atm. Blue ball in the corner pocket.
Some blood curdling horror for a Monday evening:
It’s not a tumor.
Such a pity it wasn’t a tabby.
..and I shall say goodnight deadpan with a crap joke:
Dad buys a lie detector robot which slaps people when they lie.
He decides to test it at dinner. “Son, where were you today?”
The son says “at school dad.” Robot slaps the son!
“Ok, I watched a dvd at my friends house!”
“Toy story.” Robot slaps the son again!
“Ok, it was a porno” cries the son.
“What! When I was your age I didn’t know what porn was” says the dad. Robot slaps the dad!
Mom laughs “HaHaHa! He’s certainly your son.” Robot slaps the mom
LOL!! Good one! Stealing.
*slow clap standing*
Double like, since I gave it a thumbs up on fb.
Oh and ZP lays into the latest Call of Juarez game:
I enjoy the crap joke alerts, van.
And I’m off in a prom dress! (Or is the saying, “off like a prom dress”?)
This post is useless without pictures.
Like Han, I can imagine quite a lot
Pics or didn’t happen.
Better than a prawn dress.
Smells Like Teen Spirit by those 2Cellos rockers
They are pretty awesome.
The only thing that would make my head asplode more would be if I could actually go to one of the shows, but appreciate the layers:
They Might Be Giants on tour. This alone is a Yay.
Jonathan Coulton opening for TMBG. This brings us to the verge of head asplode…
Brandon Patton, my friend since grade school, playing bass for JoCo for all gigs opening for TMBG.
Phone sucks for posting. took half an hour to do that last one.annoyingly, this one took only a minute or so.Grrr
Practice makes perfect JB?
Bye Bye Eureka:
although it will still be hanging around zombie like next year.
Oh for fucks sake!
I thought that recent Slice interview indicated they were filming season six.
Oh, hey look, there was more to the article after the picture. I see it’s season five they are finishing recording to air next Summer.
So, 2012 brings me the known end to both Chuck and Eureka. I’ll watch them both to the end, but I’m sure it will be frustrating as both are looking to be full of win for their final runs.
Most shows are lucky to get 6 seasons no matter truncated or not. I’d rather them cancel it than ruin it.
I love it when one of the very few shows I watch gets canceled. :cwy:
In other news, I finally finished my first play through Dragon Age 2 last night. Overall, I enjoyed it, although I didn’t think the ending was nearly as epic as Origins. Honestly, after beating the head Templar, I thought there was still going to be another chapter.
I don’t know if I’ll give it a second run. I see there’s a DLC called Legacy now. Is that one worth playing through?
Work is being stupid. You would not believe the number of e-mails tech has sent out saying please be patient.
Please Stand By
If they start talking about the cake, you should get your coat.
Last night hubby and I played Battleship Galaxies. It was fun. I recommend this game fro two player fun. It is, however, not for the younger kids like original battleship. There is way too much to keep track of and do for a younger audience to grasp.
“So, 2012 brings me the known end to both Chuck and Eureka.”
Say it ain’t so!
Well, do note that it says “2012.” Both series are being allowed to complete and wrap production, and air those episodes. Not your traditional FOX cancellation. “Everybody go home, maybe someday the unaired episodes will be on a DVD…”
A simple two playing game you can play in your browser on IOS and android devices:
I enjoyed ‘Super 8’, ok it was basically ET with some ultra violence, but it was fun and even the teenybop romance wasn’t too bad.
Hey guys. Been busy over the past couple weeks. Did I miss anything? I don’t really have the time to scan the comments. 🙁
but we only had a few thousand comments over the last couple weeks
As you can ditto, it’s been steady but quiet. You’ve missed some fun and have been missed.
We do love you. Long time, even
I myself shot at you two or three times and still missed you!
Just proves that drinking & shooting doesn’t mix. Fortunately. 🙂
I can see! 🙂
The world has it in for me today. Over lunch I was almost in a car accident 3 times.
Was it the same other car for all 3 incidents?
… and STILL I am missing you!
I was in Borders last night. It’s sad the chain is going away, but I got some great deals on graphic novels. I’m getting to catch up on Fables.
Perseid Meteor Shower: Best Times to Spot ‘Shooting Stars’ This Week –
Cloudy on this side of the pond.
Amazed this crap is still going on:
Given the area of Missouri, it doesn’t surprise me at all.
Today is made of teh suck.
I am thankful for the sweet man here holding me together.
Scan my ass?
Very clever placement.
Well, they could have rented out two other spots. 😉
“Honey you know you’re supposed to eat fish for Lent.”
This might be the cause of the confusion.
And that’s probably NSFW. 🙂
How awesome is the concept of George McFly Day?
Yep, that is awesome.
Freebie alert on the app store:
A bit like Super MEat Boy on the 360.
Time for the latest memeable Deadpan tradition:
The 3:00 deep sigh.
More reasons to be afraid of Ronald McDonald. 😉
So back in the day, there was a clone of Bank Panic on the Spectrum called West Bank.
The guy who programmed that game in the 80’s has written an emulator for IOS to play that particular game.
He sent me a promo code today, so I now have West Bank on my phone.
…and I just think that’s cool.
That is all.
Search “newsweek bachmann cover” on google.
Run away in terror.
AAaaahhhhh!!!!!1! The eyes! The eyes!
Her camp is trying to make a deal out of it by saying they went out of their way to choose a photo that makes her look crazy.
I say they would have been hard pressed to find one that didn’t.
Ooh, now this sounds interesting. Wonder if anything will actually come of it.
Sweet The entire Battlestar Galactica series on Bluray is half off on Amazon
You may want to hold off. I got it for $132 some time last year. Looks like it hit a low of $113 just a month ago.
I’m actually not in a rush to get it, I have all but 4.5 on DVD already, and the last I have through iTunes. But it is nice to think that I might get it for a $100 or less in the neat future.
Yeah I like to aim high with my hopes.
I do believe we can Netflix that.
Doctor, my eyes….
I’m thinking about upgrading to an HTC Incredible (Android OS, Verizon service). I have a choice between a 200 MB/month data plan and a 2 GB/month data plan. What I would like to know is this: Does either Verizon (via a website or some such system) or the Android OS itself offer you a way to check how much of your total data download limit you’ve used so far in a given billing period?
Cool, thanks! Does one check from the phone, or from a PC, or either? How does it work?
On the phone:
#DATA (# 3282)+SEND
There are also a number of free programs that you can use to monitor data usage. I use this one:
You can set the limit and the monthly reset date.
I use My Mobile. It’s pretty easy. It sounds similar to Ed’s so either will probably work for you.
Amy, I’m not sure how to do it on the phone, but I think you can. I usually just go to verizonwireless.com and log in and look at my data/phone usage. It’s pretty easy to find. Their site is easy peasy.
Got 2 out of 3 goals accomplished tonight. To quote Meat Loaf: 2 out of 3 ain’t bad.
To quote Meat Loaf again: Let me sleep on it.
And one final Meat Loaf quote: I won’t do that.
I was never that impressed with the the works of John Varley, but this short is a cracker:
..and no kinky sex, which I’m sure will displease Lo.
It’s only kinky the first time. 😉
Only if its not gratuitous. And tasteful.
My stupid work network must know I’m taking the next week off. It’ decided the drive containing all my data doesn’t exist.
… I wonder if that means I get today of too…
Now it’s decided I don’t exist. Won’t even let me access my e-mail. If I have to call tech in Ontario I’ll be one grumpy bunny.
Well, I’m waiting for tech to call me. I really think all I need is for my password to be reset but, for some reason, this is a long drawn out process. With any luck, they will actually call and not try to send me an e-mail.
As long as they don’t say something like “So you didn’t get the memo” or “Did you talk to your manager yet today” I think you will be ok at some point.
Ah, so there are still businesses out there using the Stupid Work Network? I had figured that LAN and WAN had finally won out over SWN.
I think mine is technically called VPN, but prefer SWN :cheerful:
In theory it’s suppose to be working now. We’re about to find out…
And we have contact! I guess that means I have to work now 🙁
CP: Romance — Wild Flag
Clean-up in aisle 5!
Is SWN short for swoon?
THIS IS DEADPAN!!!!!
Dammit, Jack! I was counting!
My new password for everything will be “correct horse battery staple”
The entropy for that password is now ~1. 😉
Oddly enough … that is my safe word.
But surely that is still vulnerable to a dictionary attack?
…and I’m not calling you shirley for goodness sake.
No, because of the large number of combinations. This is what the “entropy” description is meant to describe.
Thanks, I’m sticking to my 63 random ascii characters for my wifi password.
Yes, but can you remember it off the top of your head, or have you written it down?
The point of the comic is that it isn’t difficult to create very strong passwords that are relatively easy to remember.
On a file on my old pda, they would would have to break into my house to get that, and if they are prepared to go that far I’m fucked anyway.
I suppose I ought to post on FB too:
ALL THE PHONE NUMBERS of your contacts are now on facebook! go to the top right of the screen, click on ACCOUNT, click on EDIT FRIENDS, left side of screen and click CONTACTS. you will see all phone numbers from your phone (FB friends or not) are published that you have stored in your mobile phone. TO REMOVE, go to the right column, click on “this page.” please repost this on your status, so your friends can remove their numbers and thus prevent abuse if they do not want them published.
Ummm, as far as I’m aware it only publishes numbers that you’ve entered in your profile information, so if you haven’t entered any numbers then you don’t need to do anything.
Now he needs to start practicing how to pronounce “billions”.
hehe bet I win:
This is wonderful and inspirational:
Her LJ avatar has simple cartoon boobies, which is probably why you’ll get an adult content notice. I think this is pretty SFW.
CP: Rope & Summit — Junip
ZP has a look at Bastion and From Dust and you had better sit down, he’s rather positive about the games:
You know, I think I had better admit that although a like a wide variety of computer game types, I do like the sheer mindlessness of Time Management games, been play Airport Mania on the Wii and it has kept my attention.
More Tyson (Neil deGrasse, not Mike):
I thought this was an interesting comment –
“Tyson’s never going to be Sagan. He doesn’t have the heart of a poet. He doesn’t make me feel what he feels. I seems like he’s trying to make science cool instead of beautiful and it’s not the same thing. ”
Not to knock Tyson … because clearly science needs a cool, cheerleader-esque advocate right now … but I think I’d have to agree with the characterization of Sagan’s science vs. Tyson’s.
A few nights ago we watched a show about all the stuff that we’ve learned about the universe thanks to Hubble. The show was from 2008 and the last few minutes talked about how Hubble would be brought down in a controlled re-entry into the Pacific Ocean. But, not to worry, because the new Webb telescope would be launched by then and would have powers far beyond Hubble.
Of course, I knew as I watched that a House committee had recommended killing the Webb telescope. It made me sad and angry all at the same time.
I’m getting a bit weepy as I type this.
I wonder if maybe google could just buy the Hubble and keep it up there. Use it for google-earth shots or something.
Rent out observation time on it to dreamers.
And you get custom product recommendations, based on what constellations you are looking at.
*Rhettro wins the intergalacticnets*
Yeah, I think we’re going to release tomorrow night. I don’t think Thursday is the new night. I think that’s what we’re gonna do this week.
Sorry for the recent flakiness..
No biggee. It’s not like I can only keep track of what day of the week it is by finding a new Deadpan on Thursday to keep me grounded.
Well, ok maybe it is…but I’m sure I can find a calendar to hang on the wall or something 🙂
No problem, Jack!
CW: Falling Skies finale. Hilarious that you can see everyone’s breath because it’s so cold yet the hot chick is in a WB so you can see her tattoos.
I ordered my iPhone last night – kinda excited!
So many games, so little time..
This year has produced some remarkably good anime.
That is all.
Have you got your hands on Arrietty on import?
Not yet. I think that should be coming out here soon.
Heard this for the first time today. I like it:
CP: Sometimes You Lose Sometimes You Win — Sarah MacDougall
I admit that the only anime I can claim some familiarity with is “Speed Racer” and “Battle of the Planets.” But the video a clever person made with clips from “Soul Eater” set to Manson music is particularly inspired. I may have to start watching “Soul Eater.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw8pcxE6U9k
Soul Eater is a good series. It takes a little while to ramp up since there are quite a few important characters, but once it gets going, it really goes. Plus, I really enjoy the music from the series itself.
I know EssBee is, but are there any other AMC/Walking Dead fans out there? Cause after you read this youmay not be…
and here I had been thinking that AMC was the last of the networks that “got it” when it came to making “good” programs.
*sigh some more*
No sighing yet! You wait until 3:00.
Seems they did get it once. Then magic happened (they got paid). Then they realized…”say…this making money thing aint bad! Lets take some tips from other networks”
Can I get paid too?
I’m just sayin’.
There was also the Matthew Sweet video for “Girlfriend”, for anime fans.
I tortured LostRalph last night by making him sit through my favorite movie – The Other Sister… it’s corny, full of sappiness and everything… completely not like me.
That LostRalph… he’s a trooper, I tell ya! :wub:
Good thing I kinda like sappy movies 🙂
My funny for the day.
Hubby had to go into work today. He was going to show some of the people the website for the literary convention I’m part of this weekend. His work system flagged the website as “pornography” and wouldn’t let him access it. Huh?
Now, I have last minute programming to do.
On a side note, before I take off not to be heard until Tuesday, a number of us were talking yesterday, we’ve decided to each bring a bottle of our favourite scotch to the hospitality suite on Friday night. There’s going to be a taste test. I think I may be designated driver tomorrow. I am, however, bringing a bottle of 20 year old Glen Rothes. My favourite. Yum. :tongue:
Will you be re-inventing the game of Hop Scotch ?
NPR releases the results of the top 100 SF/F books poll
Lord of the Rings my assfuck.
CP: Fight, Fuck and Bleed — King Loses Crown
In other news –
My beer kits for the fall have arrived!
Coming soon, I shall be making a batch of “Smashing Pumpkin Ale” (ready late October) and a batch of “Belgian Dubbel” (ready maybe in Nov.)
I hope the Smashing Pumpkin Ale isn’t a whiny, cranky drink that ferments inside Courtney Love…?
Involuntary images of such a liquid have permeated my brain. Yuck. My internal eyes are crying.
Okay. My LOL fit has subsided enough that I can post what I THOUGHT you had said …
“drink that feminists inside Courtney Love…?”
sooooo many wrong ways to interpret THAT!!
Shouldn’t that be called Soul Sucker. 😉
is the new deadpan wifi password…
I’m sure you don’t want to crack that one.
Talk about entropy…
There’s a Hole in your mind….
Someday you will ache like I ache.
Frau Farbissina will have her revenge.
On whomever she wants…
Smells like skeeve spirit.
Hollywood needs to find a way to use this in the next superman film…
Ok HR department, could stop making me feel like a girl after her first date and fucking call already?
Hello, this is HR. I just wanted to let you know, I’m not interested in taking this relationship to the next level. It’s not you, it’s me. I don’t like you.
RE: The NPR list
Xanth? Seriously? The first couple of books were cute when I was young, but the puns eventually became just tiring. I would have considered Bio of a Space Tyrant, but Xanth?
And The Sword of Truth series? The one that became so bad that, not only did I make it one of only two series that I refused to finish reading….[breath]….but that also forced me to humble myself before Deadpan and publicly retract and denounce my earlier recommendation? That one?
And, I’m sorry, I just finished “Restaurant at the End of the Universe” – Hitchiker’s was OK, but this series has not held up as well as I remembered. I can’t agree with it being number 2.
Proof, if any was needed, that the unwashed masses have no taste.
I had better go and get a torch and a pitchfork…
Since it was an american based survey I think you’re allowed to use a shotgun when telling people to get off your literary lawn.
Burn the heathens! Burn!
Its getting hot in here! SO take off all your..
I voted in that list when it was still at 500. I was a little perturbed at some of the choices.
I have to love that I have a job where one of the important decisions I have to make in my day is “should I or shouldn’t I use a hashtag with Zombies and also, is Zombies capitalized?”
Your job makes me envious… actually anyone who has a job makes me envious…
“Lord of the Rings my assfuck”
Also, OS Card makes #3? Fuck him.
I have missed something here… what list are we looking at?
:cth: loves me, this I know
My insanity tells me so
Little brains to him belong
They are weak but he is strong.
Yes, :cth: loves me
Yes, :cth: loves me
My insanity tells me so.
You know… for the kids show…
Lejon, there’s an NPR link up there somewhere.
I 2nd Ed’s Xanth Ranth.
I loved that series too but I can recall even as a kid, getting kind of annoyed/tired of the bad puns by about book 3.
Yeah, Lejon, just commenting on the NPR list like a NERD!
Thanks again to Ed for waving me off the Sword of Truth series before I got too far in. Book 1 is really great.
“waving me off…Sword…”
Captain America’s overseas numbers arent great…about 114 million… which was to be expected for a movie about an Über-American hero.
That being said it still kicked the hell out of Green Lantern’s 45mil worldwide. That’s awful.
Green Lantern pisses me off, it’s getting sequel and it did crap.
Shame on Johnny Foreigner for not watching the Captain America.
Well I cant blame Johnny Foreigner for not wanting to, but I do think its a good film that does a good job not being all “Hey, look at ‘Merica!!”
You’ve heard the excuses for the Green Lantern sequel right?
Warner Bros says (to paraphrase) “Oh well you know that Batman Begins didnt do well domestically, yet it paved the way for the fantastic sequel. This movie will do the same. Green Lantern 2 will be on par with The Dark Knight”. Um…no.
Joss Whedon should have tried that logic with the Serenity sequel.
…and agreed, think the downplayed the US jingoism quite well.
Ohai. West coast, prolly no one up. Arr arone.