What is this before me?
Well it isn’t me :-p
In case you missed the crap joke:
A man died and went to The Judgment, they told him , “Before you meet with God, I should tell you — we’ve looked over your life, and to be honest you really didn’t do anything particularly good or bad. We’re not really sure what to do with you. Can you tell us anything you did that can help us make a decision?”The newly arrived soul thought for a moment and replied, “Yeah, once I was driving along and came upon a person who was being harassed by a group of thugs. So I pulled over, got out a bat, and went up to the leader of the thugs. He was a big, muscular guy with a ring pierced through his lip. Well, I tore the ring out of his lip, and told him he and his gang had better stop bothering this guy or they would have to deal with me!”..“Wow that’s impressive, “When did this happen?”..“About three minutes ago,” came the reply.
Is it possible to make a coat out of Reader’s Digests?
Would there be enough material in the condensed editions?
A bright sunny morning today.
Recommendations for those of you interested in Free Comic Book Day this Saturday:
Kids are with their mom that day, so we’ll probably pass this year.
Cool. I plan on taking Cali. There is also a free X-Wing tactics seminar at Imperial Outpost from 10AM to 12, I want to go to, but I’m not sure of what the SO has on her plate.
BTW, I noticed that Imperial Outpost is running an X-Wing tourney that day.
Alas the trains will be fucked up that day due to work on the railway bridge this weekend, so I shall be unable to get to any comic stores on that day,
“Trains”? Never heard of them.
Excellent. We have our spots picked out. Will be a daddy kiddo geeky good time. Also ill be home so yah!
Yep, Supreme Overlord. LOL
The tournament follows immediately after, I may watch a game but I don’t want to spend the whole day there. I’ve got some Star Wars RPG planning to do after all.
For those following the issuehttp://www.bustle.com/articles/79730-ruth-bader-ginsburg-shuts-down-gay-marriage-opponents-with-these-3-perfect-rebuttals?utm_source=bustle&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_campaign=fbpost
Saw that on Facebook. Good stuff. The Notorious RBG strikes again.
Walked past the Supreme Court today and there were a ton of antigay protesters. And by a ton I mean one lonely white lady and her sign
Glenn Beck is proud of her.
Something to play with:
Although when I uploaded the photo of me after the fall it said I was a woman and aged 76,..
It seems some people on Facebook have reported this sight as having abusive content..someone doesn’t like being told they look older than they are ..
I would love to organize everyone’s itinerary for coming to and leaving PHX and everyone’s accomodations. Please also state if you need airport help! Im going to post this on FB, as well.
If you’d prefer, you can email me and Jack instead. But I want to be sure we are able to help w transportation to/from Sky Harbor and start to plan some events (already doing some researching).
I posted to FB. I’m happy to cab it to the airport on Tuesday morning.
If it’s not ok to crash this year, there may still be time to find some accommodation.
Silly Van! Of course you’re cleared to crash.
I arrive on Friday: DL 1821 at 1:10pm, depart Sunday DL 2222 at 9:12am (wish I had scheduled this one later).
I’m staying at the Holiday Inn Express Scottsdale North – 7350 East Gold Dust Avenue (I plan to spend as little time there as possible)
Saturday Morning idea starting around 10-11am in Mesa.
Old War Plane museum and hanger!
Interested in going? Let’s hear it!
We just won’t bring Mommie Dearest to the hanger.
Btw, this can also happen on Sunday, if that’d be better.
TEB and ditto, was this the place we visited on the last trip to Phoenix?
No Van. We visited the Airplane Museum in Colorado, not Phoenix.
Oh bloody hell, my memory is fooked, thanks TEB.
And Avengers 2 was lots of fun. All the new characters, the dynamics of the team, the jokes, etc. Good times.
Did you wait around to see a heavily CGIed Josh Brolin?
We’re going on Sunday
Bye bye Grooveshark:
Shake it, daddy
Yes. And? Is there a problem with that?
This is a shame
well a shame its been wasting away that is… not that these guys are trying to refurbish.
I’m back. More or less. :)
front and side too?
Guess who’s back.
Tell a friend.
Not Hitler then?
I’m thinking of PbP’ing this little beauty this afternoon
If there is anything I can bring to the Mmmmeeeetup from Florida that people can’t get elsewhere, let me know and I will see what I can do. There are definitely some good breweries here and I can bring a selection of beer with me.
I saw Hugo for the first time last night. Good movie.
I’ve set my computer to do its regular virus scan. While its doing that…
It’s movie time
Today’s movie is Wolves
The PVR write up: A high-school student goes in search of how true heritage after his parents are viciously murdered
I think I’ll make the theme, “that’s what she said”
Knowing nothing about this movie, we’ll see how well that works
CP: Headhunt — Okamoto’s
Ok, he’s not saying anything, but the look on his face…
It’s all raging teenage hormones
I didn’t fit in
It isn’t normal
Sudden rush of strength
Your a monster
I was born this way
It never came from me
How’s that’s? Sloppy
You’ll wrench your back
This movie is way too clean cut. It seems to have very few that’s what she said moments
That smells wonderful
Can you smell that?
He came in the night
If I back out
You shouldn’t have come
I can feel it too
That’s how I want it
Side. Note: she has pink panties
Let’s get eaten by a wolf
If you don’t, you won’t make it
Sorry I got you in to it
That is explosive
Can’t thank you enough for coming
Seriously, now it’s all grunting and growling.
Movie is over.
It wasn’t that bad, as far as these type often,Obie’s go. But then, I like most things Stephen McHattieisin. He seems to make a mediocre movie just a little bit better
Well, that was quick. (keeping in the “that’s what she said” theme).
Gloss paint is just bloody evil as it dries.
We can land men on the moon but not invent a gloss paint that doesn’t leave your eyes watering and your tongue feeling coated in gunk.
You’re not supposed to lick it.
Maybe – – just like landing me on the moon – – we CAN, but we choose not to.
(apply that to whichever statement you wish)
“landing me on the moon”
Nice tpyo, Jack, you dipshit.
That’s what s/he said
Screw your, how old.com
Extreme age and/or sex change?
I didn’t notice the sex part but I was labeled 58!
I got both!
“the sex part”
Not very impressed with the movie Prometheus.
Had you never seen it before?
Nope. Saw it for the first time tonight.
So disappointing that film.
If I was impersonating Lo.
Ridley Scott was threatening to make 2 more. Sometime after he finished his Bladerunner sequel.
Ill defend that film to the bitter end.
But not here cause the last time Van and I had it out over it was exhausting.
If you were entertained, I’ll support you. There’s some cool stuff there. I like how it set itself up as a prequel to Alien. But, my biggest problem was with the inconsistent way some of the characters behaved.
No I was more than entertained. I get its flaws which is why I called it a flawed masterpiece back when me and Van were on speaking terms…
You mean we aren’t on speaking terms?
And on the next episode of “Deadpan Hospital”: Dr. Lo has a private conversation with Van. Will aliens abduct them both? Or will the hospital staff repel the invasion?
He’s not checking my prostrate!
Well isnt that what you wanted?!?!?!?!?!?!?
Do you have to lie prone to have your prostrate checked?
No just lie
I used meat puppet on Facebook today, judging from the questions there are still people who haven’t read Neuromancer.
Where do bad folks go when they die?
I used to ask my Dog that, he would give me a sad look and then chase his tail.
Won’t see them again til the fourth of July
Both references are awesome.
Well, hubby is off on his play date. Time for me to crash into things.
Got back from Avengers. That was fun. :D
No it’s ditto..oh wait.
Well it’s past midnight, I’m adding +1 to my body clock.
Think yearly event.
Is it that time of year already? Well you still have 6 more hours in my time zone…
“adding +1 to my body”
Well, you seem to have hidden your DOB on FB, you sly dog. Happy birthday, Vanamonde!
You’re a strapping young lad to me, regardless of what how-old.com says.
I’m actually considering going to see a costume drama at the cinema tomorrow.
Oh, here you guys are!
Well, I guess I’ll do some catchup posting –
Flying in Friday at 1:15pm – Southwest 618
Staying with the cool kids at Country Inn & Suites
Flying home Sunday night at 7:20pm – Southwest 401
I wasn’t planning to get a vehicle, but I’m seeing some pretty good deals for that weekend, so I may splurge a bit.
I can’t say I speak from direct experience, but it is my understanding there are some substantial City of Phoenix taxes on people renting cars at the airport. I’m unsure if that is still true or not. I’d at least look at seeing if there are better rental deals in Scottsdale and/or Tempe.
We’ve taken care of everything.
The countdown is on!
We just watched the movie, Push.
I love that flic. It’s a fun and quirky, cool ride.
I think Mr. Mangan is still reeling abit though.
Its past midnight here so I can officially tell Van to go blow out his goddamn candles.
Mario goes nuts:
Not the reply I expected…..
This is perfectly safe to watch if you haven’t yet seen the new Avengers, although anyone with a 70s TV allergy should proceed with caution.
Wisdom from Twitter:
@god: Convicted wife-beater @FloydMayweather makes $180 million for hugging @MannyPacquiao for 12 rounds. See Floyd, violence isn’t the answer.
Happy Birthday Van!
Another one? You sure you aren’t double dipping us on birthdays? :)
Happy Birthday, Van!!!!
Thank you all.
Tonight I shall be heading off to Orkney, which I’ve been told has rather patchy mobile reception, so will probably be quiet on here till next Saturday.
Orkney is our next MMMmmmeetup locale!
Is that in Mordoor?
Will Orson be there?
I didn’t realize Robin Williams was fluent in pig-latin.
I love you for this comment
Have a grand birthday, Van!
Birthplace of the real historical MacBeth! . . . As I mention every time Orkney comes up in conversation.
Today is World Naked Gardening Day (even in Orkney). Dont Google image search it. Just dont.
I thought that was yesterday. You didn’t celebrate?
Guess it was. No.
Alright, I went ahead and got a car. Surprising good deal on a full size, so I can shuttle folks as needed. As much as I appreciate bumming rides off of others, I’m a commuter and just find myself more comfortable when I’ve got my own transport.
Since Roaming Asshat and I should be arriving within a few minutes of each other, I can get him and take him to his place. Anyone else arriving in that time frame?
I think I may have a little trouble with the TSA on that one…
Well, we did manage to catch a matinee showing of the new Avengers flick today. I found it perfectly adequate, if perhaps a little too glib, even by Joss Whedon standards.
It does bug me that every Whedon character in every show and film has that same peppy wit and manner of speaking.
Update: It does unfancy me that every Whedon-born in every ‘cast and film-ish has that same peppy-like wit and talk-manner.
Carleton University is doing a course on Superheroe fiction and are using one of our books as source material. How cool is that?
You’re on the level with Shakespeare and Orwell now!
Crap joke for the day:
A bloke goes to a female dentist to have a tooth extracted.
As she produced a large syringe to give him an anaesthetic shot , the bloke
“Sorry, no way, no needles! I just hate needles!”
So she started to hook up the nitrous oxide tank, but again he said,
“No, no, I can’t do the gas thing either. Just the thought of having
a mask on my face suffocates me!”
The dentist then asked if he had any objections
to taking pills.
“No problem at all,” he said, “I’m fine with pills.”
So the dentist gave him two little blue pills which he swallowed promptly,
“What are those?” he asked.
“Viagra,” she replied casually.
“I’ll be damned,” said the patient, “I didn’t know Viagra
worked as a pain killer.”
“Actually it doesn’t,” said the dentist, “But it will give you something
to hold on to when I pull your tooth out .. .”
We saw two movies over the weekend.
Avengers – which was fun and I quite enjoyed, and Paddington Bear. Hubby and I were amoung those who use to watch PB when we were younger. We both sighed wistfully when Paddington got his coat.
I think there’d be a rebellion if I tried to take my kids to see Paddington.
Ill be a few weeks late on the Avengers bandwagon but such is the life.
Garys in the park and you know Ill be waiting for you…
CP: Scars — Rush
It’s such a nice day. I think I’ll go for a walk.
We saw Avengers over the weekend and we all had a good time. Given the impossible task of trying to make sense of such a large cast of characters, I think Whedon did a good job of making it work. My few minor quibbles would be the shear number of fighting montages. The fights start to feel like more spectacle than action that advances the plot. And … minor spoiler…
At the end of Iron Man 3, Tony destroys his lab and all his suits, basically telling Pepper he is retiring. In Avengers 2 he shows up completely suited up, with an even bigger army of robots and Pepper is “busy running the business.” There was no attempt to explain why he was back to 100%. I don’t necessarily find that a problem for Avengers, but it feels like Marvel almost intended Iron Man 4 to happen before Avengers 2 to explain what happened.
Not a spoiler: I actually didn’t recognize Andy Serkis – – he looked more like Jason Newstead while he was onscreen. He’s apparently going to be a big deal in later films.
Catchup post. Here’s my flight itinerary:
Flying Southwest Airlines (As always)
Arriving Saturday morning at 10:00 AM PHX time
Leaving Monday evening at 4:45 PM
Not currently planning on renting a car, but am open to it if the group needs another one.
Hoping to see Avengers tonight!
We haven’t seen avengers but did watch scarjo in SNL
Play some Beastie Boys today
Ok. Now I regret my terrible pun on FB.
Nah… it was well done :)
Speaking of. . .
RIP, Yeoman Rand.
RIP, King Arthur from Excalibur.
Wow. I dont mind saying that Grace Lee Whitney satisfied many a young Lo Pans…um… well you know.
But beyond that she was great. Totally underutilized.
That 85 year old looked great in a mini.
And I believe a big “Happy Birthday” shout out is in order for justaJ0e too! (I think??)
If this is true, happi, happi, joi, joi, jOe
Agreed! And if we are late, happy belated. If we are early, well… happy birthday anyway! :D
We watched August: Osage County yesterday. Hoo Boy! Rough, but great, film.
Happy Birthday, j0e!!
I have it on good authority that he doesn’t age. The birthday is just a myth created fool us.
Hey hey my my
Because you can’t, you won’t, and you don’t stop.
Jack M comin rock the sure shot
Mike Huckabee in the news always reminds me of a former co-worker who is his sister-in-law and all of the horrible business dinners I had to endure with her.
You guys know I love me some Joss Whedon, but it looks like he’s had another tantrum.
No link from my phone , but Google about him quitting twitter
I haven’t read anything yet, but I can’t blame anyone for quitting the caustic universe that Twitter sometimes turns into.
Maybe I’m missing something, but I haven’t found anything that can be qualified as a tantrum.
Probably an inflammatory word choice. He has “quit Twitter” before.
I really don’t blame him for that, but do find the criticism he’s getting from some feminist takes on the film interesting.
Yeah. I feel for him. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. Personally, I think the complaints have gotten ridiculous.
I agree. He’s earned his finest cred in my book. I have a tattoo to prove it!
Whedon has done some great work in balancing and promoting feminist issues within Hollywood, despite the overwhelming indifferent and misogynistic forces that have worked against him. I personally loved the love interest storyline. And the damsel-in-distress scene really wasn’t. I think plenty of people missed the sly reference to the Bechdel Test that was snuck into the party scene early in the movie. Some people are just fanatics and have no sense of nuance. To rail against Whedon for perceived “femenist” failings in Avengers 2 is not only short-sighted, it is beyond petty.
Of course, the comicbook fandom screed isn’t much better.
Sometimes folks on the left take their hyper-PC-vigilance to extreme levels, which is just as damaging as FoxNews hyper-fear-mongering.
I shouldn’t comment without knowing anything. . . but according to the one FB post I saw on this last night:
There’s been a lot of nerd rage about presumed sexist treatment of Black Widow in the new movie, which manifested in threats and verbal attacks against him on Twitter – – so he closed his account.
Been avoiding spoilers so Ive not read the whole abou the slut shaming thing yet
I did a quick search of the nets and it looks like he was being criticized for under utilizing Black Widow and her *spoiler* … being the Hulk’s love interest.
I don’t equate those things with him being “misogynist”. I chalk that up to internet hyperbole. I would have liked to see a bigger role for the Black Widow, but I think it was amazing that any of the Avengers got face time when there are 437 members.
Thanks for the Birthday wishes all!
Didn’t get to see Avengers yet. Maybe tomorrow night?
EVERY chance I get!
Quasi has a song called “Fat Fanny Land”.
Friends of Freddie Mercury?
CP: Golgotha Tenement Blues — Machines Of Loving Grace
The Crow soundtrack?
One of my favorite soundtracks. Very excellent. :)
CW: X-Men: Days of Future Past
I see what you did there with Quicksilver…
You’re sneaky, Marvel Studios
$5 Bonafide Big Box
Seems to have been a helluva game in Calgary tonight.
EssBee, it’s a double congrats to Alberta. One for the Flames and one for the NDP.
Nebraska woman files federal case against all homosexuals.
I really love this shit.
“Brian and I will be liquidating our assets in preparation for a certain loss. We anticipate the restitution ordered to this woman will take us down to our very last penny. In the meantime, our fear is so great we have ceased and desisted being homosexual.”
EssBee, do you watch/record The Nightly show? He did an funny commentary on how Gay Marriage will cause 900,000 abortions in the next 30 years.
I don’t! That would be quite a feat!!
It won’t let me watch it here in Canada but, I think this is the link
If she wins, then I’m going to start a lawsuit against all sane people.
CP: Little Mouth — Sleater-Kinney
Glad he clarified that. :)
I especially liked “because god forbid they should all band together and actually fight for the cause.”
He remains one of my favorites and I hope he is working on something amazing!
Did someone say, barf?
You know, you’re under orders to get better by next week, right?
I tried looking at this trailer and assessing whether or not I can really dig what they are trying to accomplish with the mixture of puppetry and CGI. However, about 2/3 through it, I was overwhelmed with the feeling of “Holy Shit! Ed Asner is still alive!”.
Is John Malkovich the puppeteer?
Geez. None of my Round 2 NHL predictions are coming to pass.
I suck… So does NYR, MIN & MTL
Finished Daredevil. Extremely impressed tho the finale seemed unnecessarily rushed. Small quibble tho fo an overwhelmingly great first season.
Some minor stumbles in the final few episodes, but I can’t nitpick too much. I really enjoyed this season.
The problem with a comic book villain is you don’t want to kill them off too soon,
Thats not a problem
Especially not when they’re portrayed as perfectly as Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin.
Completely agree. Its a great villain that is rooted for nearly as much as the hero.
I just remember being pissed off at Heroes for not killing Sylar off.
Play the video for full impact.
Tonight I’ll be sleeping on Hubby’s side of the bed.
For the non FB DPers.
The Tour around the Highland Park distillery was interesting but the 12 year old whisky was wasted on me.
Never! Never, I say.
So, within hours of his attorney announcing he will sue Darren Wilson over the shooting death of Michael Brown, the guy who was with Brown when he was shot is arrested by Ferguson police for being seen “allegedly tossing drugs”.
If this was a TV show, it would be canceled for having such unbelievable cliche’ writing.
It’s amazing just how much bad people can get away with.
CP: Woo Hoo — The 220.127.116.11’s
Uncle, already! Uncle!
Holy shit, the next Captain America film’s cast of characters rivals the Avenger’s in sheer scope
Yep, it’s gonna be big one. Martin Freeman was just announced, though nobody knows what his part is gong to be.
Interesting that William Hurt is reprising his roll from The Incredible Hulk.
Interesting that they are recognizing the existence of the Incredible Hulk movie.
There’s a lot to like about that film. Course theres a lot not to like too.
Plus its a Marvel canon film so I dunno why they wouldnt recognize it.
My confusion. I was thinking of The Hulk (2003). But, that was Sam Elliot, not William Hurt. I would have been shocked if they had recognized the existence of The Hulk, not The Incredible Hulk. Too many Feakin’ movies to keep track of.
Now THAT I would have been shocked as well. I think ‘Hulk 2003’ made Marvel AngLee.
I mean angry
I wonder how this movie will define it as a Capt America movie and not Avengers 3…
Ticket purchased to see New Avengers tomorrow evening!
So much for “Print at home ticketing” … seems my printer has taken up a new hobby.
It has decided to fold my paper into an origami figure before trying to print on it.
It’s not very good at it.
This begins the Rise of the Machines.
Zack de la Roche begins the Rage of the Machines
Agent Carter has been renewed
Good. They fuck it up i wont be forgiving
And the announcements continue. Galavant Season II has been announced.
I am shocked, but not displeased at this development.
I’ve always suspected you were into musicals Ed.
UK elections – the more things change, the more they stay the same… eh Van?
..as some of you may know, the bad guys have won the general election.
I’m no fan of the Hawks but it was a pleasure watching the Wild get completely curb stomped
I am sad they got destroyed.
Every Dubnyk win was a middle finger to the Coyotes for trading him away for nothing. It was tough rooting for him, but against Parise.
Well with the Avs playing the Wild so often every year (and recently having no success against them) theyve become the new Canucks in rivalry level. So to the Hell of the Swept Away Cock Knockers they go!
Hubby comes home today.
Tomorrow we go see Spamalot. Good times.
Awesome weekend for Bunny! :)
We’ll do our best to make it two awesome weekends in a row!
This looks fantastic.
Well well my my…
Well … it’s no Photon … but I guess it will do.
Funny you say that – – one of my old Photon buddies posted that link with the comment: “Next Gen Photon?”
Sign me up!
We would SO rock that!
The Bad News Bears would have nothing on us!
(After the motion sickness subsided that is)
“4D Environmental Effects”. Living so close to the land of amusement parks, I know full well that 4D effects is an over hyped term that usually under delivers. Other than that, this looks awesome.
Avoid the Despicable Me environment.
Sorry EssBee, seems the judge threw that woman’s lawsuit out of court.
There goes your chance to go to court and scream “You want the truth?” “YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH” .
I guess I’ll check hiring a lawyer off my list!
So GWAR already fired Vulvatron
In a public way!
This week on “As This Toilet Earth Turns. . .”
Age of Ultron has now been viewed.
It was fun.
Try not to think too much about it and it will remain fun.
we just finished watching the documentary, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. It was fascinating, overall, especially the downward spiral his life took, as overtly evident by his own artwork and journal writing. It’s available on HBO, for those of you interested.
What a sad story.
Be Kind, Everyone. Be Humane. Live Life. Love.
so say we all.
Love is still an asshole, though. Courtney, that is.
Heading home, nice holiday in Orkney.
The daughter of one of hubby’s teachers was hit by a drunk driver earlier in the week. Her memorial is this afternoon. It’s a bit of a whiplash going to such a down beat thing this afternoon, then doing the exact opposite this evening with Spamalot.
What awful news!
I hate drunk drivers. They are truly an unnecessary evil that is completely controlled (or not) by our human psyche.
That is awful. :-( Humans are so reckless with each others’ lives.
Spamalot should be a nice cure for you and hubby’s blues today.
Agreed. Sorry to hear this, Bunny
So Age of Ultron scared the hell out of me for the first 30 minutes. I was petrified that this was going to be the Iron Man 2 of the Avengers. Thank god it got better
I don’t recall that moment during A2, but I was in the third row, so I may have just been too dizzy to notice.
There was no real ‘moment’ persay, more of just the feeling that it was just over-bloated and stuffed. But like I said it reversed course quite nicely. That and the whole SPOILERISH way Ultron just kind of turned bad for no reason pissed me off. This being said its a fact that there is about an hour of important footage that was cut for the theater release. The upcoming blu-ray release (which will be the entire 3 – 3 1/2 hour film) should really expand on that story as well as a few other storylines they really had to trim
I love rain. I dont love more than a week strait of rain.
Stopped raining finally! Now its snowing……. cmon wtf
You would like Orkney.
Well there’s is always Carlsberg.
Sitting at the playhouse. Show isn’t starting for another half hour. However, the playbill says they are doing Young Frankenstein in 2016. I know what we’re seeing next spring.
Finally home, there were so many diversions I thought I was trapped in limbo.
..and I lost count of the number of distillerys we passed on the way down from Scotland..
Intermission! The girl who plays the lady of the lake has an amazing voice
Last time I checked, Spamalot was done touring the US. :-/
Cool link of the night – – stolen from Dan Shaurette on FB.
Last Orkney post:
A pub in Kirkwall called Helgi had a nice variation on the fuzzy duck cocktail.
Malibu was used instead of usual rum (and yeah I know malibu is just coconut flavoured rum)
It didn’t taste of booze at all, yum.
It was however embarrassing to order.
…and why salt on the rim when you are supposed to drink it using a straw..
Hey its better than ordering a duzzy fuck.
Well it was a close rung thing at one point.
A simple explanation on the recent General election for US viewers of GOT:
@theletterzed: For American viewers: The wildlings voted SNP, the South thought Joffrey was doing a great job so want another 5 years. The North remembers.
10 gigs of TV episodes to catch up on.
oh you poor dear
I’ll see your ten gigs and raise you 70 more. Our terabyte pvr drive is getting close to full.
Well I have 500 gigs of stuff to watch, this is just the stuff I missed when on holiday.
I don’t think our TV debt can even be measured in GB.
Still I just watched the latest Agents of SHIELD so it was worth it.
I watched Ultron and the last episode back to back. Was wonderful.
Oh how I love the ‘1 up’ game…
I love it more.
Well I kinda loved it back before it was mainstream
I saw the original theatrical release of Spider-Man in the 70’s.
OMG Ill kill you…
Age and living across the pond has some advantages.
Those were my favorite bits on The Electric Company.
My favs more
That was… glorious.
So here’s my obligatory and meaningless rankings of the Marvel properties so far…
1 The Avengers
2 Iron Man
3 Daredevil S1
4 Captain America: The Winter Soldier
5 Avengers: Age of Ultron
6 Agent Carter S1
7 Guardians of the Galaxy
8 Agents of SHEILD S2
10 Captain America: The First Avenger
11 Agents of SHEILD S1
12 Iron Man 3
13 Thor: The Dark World
14 Agents of SHEILD S1
15 Iron Man 2
16 The Incredible Hulk
OOOPS! Lets try again
1 The Avengers
2 Iron Man
3 Daredevil S1
4 Captain America: The Winter Soldier
5 Avengers: Age of Ultron
6 Agent Carter S1
7 Guardians of the Galaxy
8 Agents of SHEILD S2
10 Captain America: The First Avenger
11 Iron Man 3
12 Thor: The Dark World
13 Agents of SHEILD S1
14 Iron Man 2
15 The Incredible Hulk
Well I enjoyed all those, yet have no desire to put them into an order of enjoyment.
I didnt ask….
Oh you don’t need to ask.
Oh you didnt think I did but I did(nt)
Well since you used brackets I had better take you seriously.
Ill put you in brackets
As I look at this list I flashed back to the 1990s. I started getting into comic books and was steadily purchasing Witchblade, Razor, Evil Ernie, The Maxx, The Tick, etc. Every week I could afford a few comic books and keep up with the stream. Then crossovers and spinoffs started piling up and suddenly every week there was a Witchblade, a Witchblade crossover (e.g., Witchblade/Spawn, Witchblade/Darkness, Witchblade/Wolverine, Witchblade/Electra), a Razor crossover, A Razor or Witchblade spinnoff (e.g., Razor Burn, Tales of Witchblade) and before I knew it there was more content than I could keep up with, let alone afford and I stopped collecting altogether. With all the Marvel TV series coming out I feel like we’re hitting that point again. I can handle the stream of movies fine, but then you throw at least 3 TV series into the mix and I just don’t have the resources to keep up unless I become really dedicated to watching Marvel all the freakin’ time.
Is the next Deadpan thread going to be called “Aged Scrotum”?
Only if I split my shorts.
Perhaps jogger bottoms would be safer?
I was thinking more along the lines of “Timeworn Genital Sack”, but “Aged Scrotum” works too.
Oh the Ducks will get theres. You wait.
Happy Mama’s Day, Pannite Mamas.
Attraction is a puzzling thing and rather sad when it’s one way.
I think you’re thinking of a “tractor beam”.
I don’t think they would be impressed with Star Trek references.
Its not one way, baby
Now Honey Bunch, don’t get your nickers in a twist
Youre the one with the twist
“What was THAT?”
“A counter-clockwise swirl…”
They don’t call me Oliver.
Calm down Patrick.
Star Wars pick-up lines always work!
“What an incredible smell you’ve discovered!”
“That’s no moon. . .”
“Do or do not. There is no try.”
“Wedge may be not be able to do any more good back there, but I can..”
“Not bad for a little ball of fuzz”
“And I thought they smelled bad on the outside.”
… and it’s snowing
Only a few days left. Today I’m going to stay home and pretend giant white flakes are falling from the sky.
Tomorrow I’ll go to the bank and get some US currency…At a stupid exchange rate *sigh*
It’s approximately 1.25 here, in the other direction.
Yup, by the time the bank adds on all their pretty little fees, $150US will cost me close to $200CDN. I don’t even want to think about my hotel bill.
CW: GOT S5 E4
This episode is so visually dark On my old TV it’s making my eyes water watching it.
This is phenomenal.
I’m cautiously unbelievably excited.
CP: Don’t Pray On Me — William Elliott Whitmore (Bad Religion cover)
Can you get this in Arizona?
I would guess the Dutch eggnog would be more expensive:
Ack! I forgot the two URL rule.
I assume there are back alleys and black markets where bottles can be acquired.
My sarcasm sense is tingling.
Oh thats just me
I don’t kiss on the first date.
Fucking George Zimmerman
I suffer from not surprised
But he’s only had 5 other run-ins with the law…
The new Metric song is really really good. Its been a great day for new music
Its pretty amazing that theyve gone from a college darling indie band that no one knew for years and years to now having nearly 1m followers on FB
That and opening for Imagine Dragons probably didnt hurt
Welcome to the new age.
It’s a pity she was dubbed, I don’t think I’ve heard her real voice.
I must confess, what ever dots Van was trying to connect with that post.
HEH HE HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
More interesting blathering. . . though nothing calling Joss Whedon a sexist.
Well Pan off to see ‘Age of Adaline’ at the flicks.
Not terrible and not as soppy as I was expecting.
Unfortunate timing (or fortunate?) for another “Age Of” movie to be in theaters.
It’s a beautiful sunny day today.
Look… I came to the page.
I need to do this more often, however I fear that I already spend too much time doing things for luxury – such as this.
This is just a luxury beyond my means. . . however with the mmmmeetup approaching, one would think I’d be a better Pannite. :panties:
I’m stalking CJ
I’m glad someone is because otherwise, what would be the point of my life?
Happy Birthday Leeeeeeeroy Jeeeeeenkins!
Is it the anniversary of his dungeon raid? Or the actual guy’s birthday? Please clarify.
Well since Leroy came from that raid I assumed it was a given its for the raid. Sorry!
Copy from my Facebook post because I like to be thorough:
– Saturday afternoon-evening –
I’m hosting a gala event at my house. Or… ya know.. a laid back BBQ party.
Whenever you’d like to arrive my house is open to you.
My kids will be departing at some point during the day to spend the night at their dad’s, but may be there during the daylight.
I’ll be providing Burgers, Dogs, Buns, and Beans (of the pinto/pork variety.)
I’ll also have a decent condiment spread accompaniment, sodas, some beers, and a fully stocked liquor cabinet (courtesy of LostRalph.)
Locals and/or those of you visiting who wish to wander aimlessly through the aisles of the local stores, please feel free to consider it a potluck of sorts and bring whatever shivers your timbers or suits your fancy as far as drinks and food items go. Let me know, also, if there is anything you’d like me to have on hand as I am going shopping and I actually enjoy being prepared in advance.
I have a snowball microphone (if we want to record,) CAH – The Bigger Blacker Box now, other games and an outdoor firepit thingie if you want to roast marshmallows? I don’t know… I can pretty much provide ANY movie…
Please note: Designated Drivers get extra hugs and kisses for keeping our beloved pannites safe smile emoticon
“smile emoticon” does not translate…
Cj (and Ralph!): what you do for us year in/year out is truly unbelievably awesomely great and appreciated.
What he said.
It’s our pleasure. :) Truly.
I have never seen Supernatural, but boy are lesbians ticked off about it of late!
Is it the case of “Lesbians are only evil” or “Lesbians are only sex objects”?
They were up for a GLAAD award in 2014
Then I have noooo idea
Reports are they killed Felicia Day’s character who happens to be a lesbian and since two other lesbian characters have also died in the series, fans are thinking it is a targeted attack. At least that’s what I have read.
I had net seen the targeted attacking theory. It’s a well used trope, though, to use queer characters as disposable for larger plot points.
I don’t know specifically about this show.
Well, when you get that many lesbians running around, a few are bound to die off.
Slowly backs out of room.
Ill get you Van’s coat!
I fear the wurst.
This was a fantastic read.
I cant wait to delve into it
A few weeks ago I walked past a German delicatessen when a giant sausage leapt out n attacked me.
Now every time I walk past the place – I fear the wurst…
Mad Men is one of my favorite shows, but I’m ready for the end.
The zumi zumi zu season was wonderful. Every season after has been painful, with a few good moments sprinkled throughout.
The musical number was completely over the shark.
Afraid thats one Ill never watch
Well we know what to use if we want to go all Clockwork Orange on Lo.
You could do a medley of that, GoT, and Walking Dead
This is GREAT. A great way to stream full albums and learn about Denver’s local music scene for FREEEEEEE
It’s possible your local libraries do the same. Check it out!!!
Oh I guess you need a DPL library card to listen. Still a great idea
So rather disappointed with the cliffhanger ending of ‘The Returned’.
That’s on my list.
Van, do you like Scott & Bailey?
Oh yes, well worth checking out.
What’s the worst show you’ve stuck with? Mine is The Following
Hmmm. Mine was probably Season 2 of Sleepy Hollow. That or currently Backstrom. Thankfully they cancelled it.
Current or past?
Mine was probably S2-4 of 24
The final 2 BSG seasons.
You stop it.
I remember seeing this at the flicks:
Ive never even heard of this….
Call yourself a Star Wars fan! Pfft..
Yes. I do.
Then educate yourself young sir.
Okay I’m looking at the times of the flight.
The flight from heathrow to phoenix is the same length as previous years.
It leaves slightly early from London but gets in almost an hour earlier in Phoenix.
I haven’t heard of Arizona implementing DST, so I’m puzzled how it due in that early at your end.
I’ll keep a look out for a portal…
I hear the Flight of the Phoenix gets quite delayed.
Still there is this:
@justabloodygame: Girl, are you the Bible? ‘Cause men keep misinterpreting what you say to support their own selfish agendas.
I know the site has an agenda, but WTF Internet:
I’ll be checking the film out when I get back from the meetup.
He obviously never saw the Alien movies.
The stupidity of the targeted RtK article actually goes far beyond satire. If the The Onion had written that kind of opinion piece, they wouldn’t have loaded it with that many ill-informed statements.
How to know you are evil No. 234:
Beating a teenager to grab the front seat of the train that has just become available.
That’s not evil. If the teenager was polite, he’d give his seat up for you anyway.
Yes, but he beat the teenager with a large German sausage.
It might not be evil but it was the wurst.
I’ll be printing my boarding pass in a few hours. The clock is ticking down.
Already checked in for the flight to London, waiting for the Phoenix flight.
Got an aisle seat..yeah!
Two more days (for me at least) til the Mmmmeeetup! Torn between being really excited and the frustration that comes with filling the next two days with all of my Friday work. The job isn’t normally like this. Just a bad combination of deadlines. Oh the joy!
Played with a Surface 3 today, nice bit of kit but way overpriced for what you get.
The price isn’t much different from an iPad. I guess it depends on what you plan on using it for.
True, but GPU wise it’s far inferior.
..and for that price I would expect a higher spec PC.
My kitty is constipated. I’ll have to take her for a drive around the block later today. That always helps for reasons I don’t understand.
Probably thinks you are taking her to the VET.
Brand new FNM non-album track….
Oh the trolling is delightful with this one
Oh just watch when you get a chance… youll understand
Wow. I was on the hook for most of that. . .
I like The Flash I do, but if you are going to introduce a AI then you should bloody well use it.
I really want to watch this and Arrow
They have been using her sporadically if you are referring to Gideon. The actress has been busy lately which might be part of it, but I think it’s going to play a bigger part next season what with the changes in the team (trying not to spoil it for people). After all Morena is in no less than 2 TV series and 3 films right now.
Whilst watching the latest episode I wanted to shout “ask the bloody computer”.
There you go trying to apply real world logic to television writing again.
Van, re: Scott and Bailey-we love it! We’ve seen S1-3!
CP: aLIEz — SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:mizuki
In ten minutes I can “check in”
Hooray! I am now ready to fly!
*cue Rocky Theme*
So Steven Tyler has been wanting to make a country album.
The radio is now playing the his first song.
It is so, so, so bad.
Bloody hello iZombie bloody hell
Two behind, eeek!
Where da fuck is JJ
So, it looks like this is going to be a thing:
I’ve been hearing about this. While I’m looking forward to it, the promo may have been too long and given away too much.
Only able to watch a few seconds….
Is she in the larger universe with the rest of the Superfriends, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, et al?
I don’t mind that, looks like it could be good.
I’m OK with a superhero show that doesn’t have to be full of angst and self loathing. I’ve seen the post that suggested this was a “real” version of the Black Widow SNL skit, but I think that’s unfair.
People complain that it’s full of tropes as though everything else we’re watching isn’t somehow.
Picked up an assorted 12 pack of beers from Florida to bring to the MMMeeeetup. Not sure how many are mass marketed in Phoenix, but I’m sure some will be new to the group.
So it begins.
Jumping in the Tardis?
Oh I so wish I could but alas it’s the metal tube.
I can only ever hear that phrase with the voice of a Vorlon. :D
Fook! The airport is busy this morning.
In this world of smartphones many people still get boarding passes printed off.
Customs makes me have a printed boarding pass. For reasons unknown, they won’t accept it from my phone
They seem more accepting here, even the shops in the airport accept it over asking for your passport.
Well least Phoenix flight is showing on the board. Now.
No wonder they tried to take over the world:
Safe travels to all of the Thursday Pannite Passengers!
I have checked in for my first flight. I take off (barring delays) at 8:15 tomorrow morning.
Well next stop Phoenix, going dark till I reach the other side of the pond.
I’m leaving the rain..
And soon Van will disappear from the UK, like tears… in the rain…
Gonna miss you all this weekend! Lo and I may be having a mini mmmeetup to toast you all tomorrow!
It is Sly B and my 16th anniversary this weekend and we are headed out of town for a micro-celebration!
We are going to miss all of you! Have fun celebrating your anniversary!
Happy anniversary to the Bees!
Cheers to the Bees!
Skype for those that cannot physically be at the mmmeeeetup?
Sitting in the departures area waiting for my flight to leave
The customs agent asked the purpose of my visit. When I said I was visiting friends, he said “general shenanigans, then”
I did set off the body scanner, though. It said I had something on my ankle. After a quick pat down on my leg, they just shrugged and sent me on my way. It was all very strange
Those machines work on detecting “thickness” of things on top of your skin. If the sensitivity of the machine is set really high it will alarm for things like rolled up (or thick) cuffs on pants or (in my case) rolled up sleeves.
“Oh I so wish I could but alas it’s the metal tube.”
I hope everyone has pleasant experiences with their pat downs and metal tubes!
And I’ll echo the “Happy 16th Anniversary” sentiments to Sly and Ess :).
And everyone who can’t make it will be missed. Cynful, JustaJ0e, Lo Pan, EssBee, T-Cat, Jason C: we hope to hear from you during the weekend! Maybe we can set up a Skype thing at Cj’s on Saturday?
I had no idea so many people were not coming I will miss you all very much and can definitely set up escape or actually a Google hangout would be better for then we could see everybody’s faces.
Google is probably better, yes. Skype is soooooooo 2008.
Positive story, yet 17 years too late
I saw that. Good way to put it.
Heading out to the airport.
Going to board soon. ttyl
I am going to get in the shower so that I smell fresh for my bunny. However, I really do stink at remembering to look at the Internet if its not Facebook. But I will try to remember to check the page.
That’s a blast from the past.
“James from London”
Heading to airport to get my bunny. her flight appears to be delayed 10 minutes and van’s appears to be delayed one hour.
We’re not talking about it.
Ovi cant catch no break
Go Anaheim Dicks!
Da Bunny is in the howse!
Chilling with Cj, Ralph, and the kids
Landed and getting my bags.
This was for ditto landing
I haven’t seen a new Simpsons episode in over 10 years. . . .and it’s telling that I recognize most of the quotes from old episodes.
Amazon has made me angry.
Yay safe arrivals. Where’s Van??
I am also checked in. A few hours of work in the morning and I shall be on my way.
Bunny, LostRalph, and I are at the airport waiting for Van.
Well arrived in Phoenix, just waiting to get through customs, big queue.
Why are people posting here? There’s a new thread dont’t cha know
I suppose it makes sense to get a new thread going for DP weekend.
Well, we can still join in silly chit-chat here. I’d intended the new thread to be MMMmmmeetup-related stuff, but I don’t want anyone to feel constrained. Post that link to the funny Onion article there, if you feel so inclined.
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