A non-FB place to talk.
Nothing make you appreciate your mattress than going camping.
I appreciated my own mattress last night, after a week away from it.
Hell, we’re spoiled by our mattresses at home compared to sleeping in even decent hotels for the last week.
Some iOS users might appreciate this:
I saw “iOS users” and glazed, but this actually looks pretty cool.
How big is the app? Storage space is getting precious.
CP: Breath – Ex Makina
Love that song. 😀
Come to daddy
Come come to daddy.
CP: Pray for the Pain You Serve — Gary Numan
This is a divisive one. I seem to recall that Mystery Men was suggested a few times for a Palooza. I recall seeing it in the 90s and thinking it was terrible, but I know there’s a lot of nerdlove for it.
I, personally, dig it. Though, I’m probably more tolerant of Ben Stiller’s style than is typical for Deadpan.
I dig it too. It’s great satire before the genre was even really a thing (which I think is the point of the article)
I thought it was ok. Never had the urge to watch it again though.
Jeffrey Ross on Mystery Men, “Gene Siskel was going to review it, but he took the easy way out.”
Feh. It ain’t like that
I love it. I appreciate not everyone feels the same way, but some people like mushy peas and vegemite is not considered torture in some parts of the world. So, there’s that. 😉
I would actually give it another shot, although the AVClub article kinda reinforces my recollection of it.
See, I think the the AVClub article got it wrong. Without doubt, it is satire in my mind, though played to some ridiculous lengths. That’s why I love it. It reminds me of “Big Trouble in Little China” in many ways.
I thought it was a good, not great, movie. I could watch it again.
I was a HUGE fan of the surreal/absurdist comic that the Mystery Men got their start in … so while the movie could have been a little less clumsy in it’s execution, in a lot of ways it surpassed expectations.
Frankly, when I heard that they were giving the Mystery Men their own movie I was surprised.
I just didn’t see how they could translate the idea into a film that could appeal to a financially viable segment of the public.
Turns out it was as hard as I thought.
There. Set up my phone and data for travel to the US. Allowing for extra data to use Google Maps. It’s cheaper than getting a GPS from the car rental site.
CANIS LUPUS IRREMOTUS!!!!
Translated: “The dog buried the TV remote control under the couch last night.”
https://screenrant.com/jaws-2-steven-spielberg-idea-shaw/ Sadly, Spielberg’s Jaws prequel idea did not involve a tornado full of sharks.
Ok now THAT I would have seen
Now I feel old that I’ve discovered I’m two years older than Robert Shaw was when he played the part of “Quint”.
You’re gonna need a bigger boat.
Strange to think they will at some point in the future they will be the last surviving 8 track tape recorders:
A few days late, I know, but here’s a blast from the past to celebrate Canada Day!
Whoa. Where has the time gone?!
Happy holidays US Panites
At this point Mother England has got to be dealing pretty good about not being responsible for THIS mess. :/
Dealing = feeling
Sorry have you seen THEIR current mess?
Yeah, it feels like we’re celebrating something from the past, that doesn’t apply quite as much today.
Yes, I’m that kind of person.
Seeing the crater would probably be a once in a life time experience for me, so yeah I still wanna.
Are we still referring to what trump is doing to America?
No, that’s “traitor.” It just rhymes with “crater.”
I get that. I felt that way before seeing it. I’m cool with that being the Friday thing, if that’s the winner.
Incidentally, I’ll join in commiseration about the current orange state of things, if others want to vent, but I have zero intention of getting heavy into politics next weekend. I won’t be the one to start it.
I will make wisecracks, though.
I completely agree
Typical leftist Canuck.
Perfect fireworks view from our driveway. I had no idea.
Saw s2 e1 of Luke Cage last night. I can’t say I was overly impressed. Hopefully it will pick up in subsequent episodes
I’m looking forward to this one, hoping for the best. That’s not encouraging.
I am so far beyond making snap judgments about an entire season of a show based on one episode. So I won’t.
Unless that show is Sense8.
CW. S2E2 Luke Cage. I think it’s the porn music they use in the background that throws me
I feel like I’ve posted this before, but it bears repeating. Rudy Rucker’s important, trippy Wares trilogy is available for free from his website. Classic Cyberpunk.
I don’t recall seeing that, but thanks for the tip. Downloaded.
Your crap one liner for the day:
I hate Russian Dolls. They’re so full of themselves.
Our youngest is coming to town today.
A micro brewery opened here in Airdrie recently. Last night we tried one of their amber ales. It was pretty good.
I got a package from my mom. It occurs to me, my mother really knows nothing about me
“I have broken more Elton John records, he seems to have a lot of records. And I, by the way, I don’t have a musical instrument. I don’t have a guitar or an organ. No organ. Elton has an organ. And lots of other people helping. No we’ve broken a lot of records. We’ve broken virtually every record. Because you know, look, I only need this space. They need much more room. For basketball, for hockey and all of the sports, they need a lot of room. We don’t need it. We have people in that space. So we break all of these records. Really we do it without like, the musical instruments. This is the only musical: the mouth. And hopefully the brain attached to the mouth. Right? The brain, more important than the mouth, is the brain. The brain is much more important.”
Yeah, Facebook is especially depressing today.
RIP This guy had a huge impact on us all.
His work brought joy to others.
Got to give that a win.
So we visited Dan tonight. He was drugged and sleepy, but things are looking better. He’s still got a long way to go, and nothing’s certain, but the situation is better than it was.
Thx for the update.
Considering the rumors and updates of last week, this is great news
… or how to become depressed at 5am
The people who need this message are immune to it.
Michael Flatley makes his own spy flick.
It should have been called “The Spy Who Riverdanced Me”
Tickets bought for Ant Man and Wasp.
Really looking forward to this one, especially after the heavy (but awesomeness) of Infinity War. All signs point to a super light and fun romp.
A super light and fun romp. . . . like Solo?
Yes!!! Without destroying beloved characters
I’m afraid this film would BUG me.
I just assumed it was about Adam Ant and Blackie Lawless.
Wait it isnt?
Man I hope you don’t jinx my flight doing that.
Jinx is not in Ant Man and Wasp
Let me see you make decisions
Without your television
Has everyone who is traveling to AZ, chimed in on the email threads? I feel like we are missing a few people.
Just go home from Mastodon/Primus! We should discuss.
Is it ironic that a tweaker bumped into me while pushing through the pit?
Both bands should have consulted with me before choosing their set lists.
Bands shouldn’t do goddamn abridged versions of your most popular songs. Just play Jerry in it’s entirety, FFS.
How does Mastodon do a show without playing Oblivion?
Les Claypool is one of a kind. It was still a great night of music.
Oh… oh that doesnt sound the best. I mean they are playing Desaturating Seven in its entirety this tour, so if you arent a fan of that album you arent going to like 2/3 of the set
That Desaturating Seven album has grown on me, although the last 2 tracks are a little sleepy. It was a treat to hear it live, with all of the goblin visuals on their screens.
A shit load of grammatically themed crap jokes:
A dangling participle walks into a bar. Enjoying a cocktail and chatting with the bartender, the evening passes pleasantly.
A bar was walked into by the passive voice.
An oxymoron walked into a bar, and the silence was deafening.
Two quotation marks walk into a “bar.”
A malapropism walks into a bar, looking for all intensive purposes like a wolf in cheap clothing, muttering epitaphs and casting dispersions on his magnificent other, who takes him for granite.
Hyperbole totally rips into this insane bar and absolutely destroys everything.
A question mark walks into a bar?
A non sequitur walks into a bar. In a strong wind, even turkeys can fly.
Papyrus and Comic Sans walk into a bar. The bartender says, “Get out — we don’t serve your type.”
A mixed metaphor walks into a bar, seeing the handwriting on the wall but hoping to nip it in the bud.
A comma splice walks into a bar, it has a drink and then leaves.
Three intransitive verbs walk into a bar. They sit. They converse. They depart.
A synonym strolls into a tavern.
At the end of the day, a cliché walks into a bar — fresh as a daisy, cute as a button, and sharp as a tack.
A run-on sentence walks into a bar it starts flirting. With a cute little sentence fragment.
Falling slowly, softly falling, the chiasmus collapses to the bar floor.
A figure of speech literally walks into a bar and ends up getting figuratively hammered.
An allusion walks into a bar, despite the fact that alcohol is its Achilles heel.
The subjunctive would have walked into a bar, had it only known.
A misplaced modifier walks into a bar owned a man with a glass eye named Ralph.
The past, present, and future walked into a bar. It was tense.
A dyslexic walks into a bra.
A verb walks into a bar, sees a beautiful noun, and suggests they conjugate. The noun declines.
An Oxford comma walks into a bar, where it spends the evening watching the television getting drunk and smoking cigars.
A simile walks into a bar, as parched as a desert.
A gerund and an infinitive walk into a bar, drinking to forget.
A hyphenated word and a non-hyphenated word walk into a bar and the bartender nearly chokes on the irony.
I, love these.
I did what you see there, Jack
These broke me
Saw Antman & Wasp today. It was fun.
I have taken a few days to watch a documentary, 30 for 30 film, Hillsbourough.
Wow. Astonishing, this tragedy.
and wow, the lack of responsibility by the police and the police chief- Duckenfield.
I was not familiar with this event and it is just so sad.
The British are coming.
CD: Sweating like the proverbially pig.
Getting too old for changing fucking terminals within 50 minutes shit.
Glad you’re there and safe!
So next stop USA
Hahahhaha. Thought you were here already
Enjoy the journey, Van!
Got my US money this morning. I think that’s the last thing I need to do before I leave on Thursday.
I’m glad you got your U.S. bills while they still had the Founding Fathers’ faces on them.
I’ve got a little black book with me poems in it!!
I’m just comfortably dumb.
Is this a political comment?
Hubby’s scheming. He thinks I don’t know. What he forgets is he’s a terrible poker player.
And I just can’t hide it.
Wow, I kinda respect this list. You go, Pitchfork! I would have expected P!atD and A7x and Kanye West from you for Top Metal Albums.
This is great. But wtf is a P!atD?
Judas Priest honorable mention eh?
With a name like “Sodomsky”, he wouldn’t steer you wrong.
I see the dentist this morning.
. . . speaking of Sodomsky. . (I don’t even understand this joke).
There, my teeth are nice and shiny
Escape From New York was released 37 years ago today.
To be fair it feels like it
Van “made” me go see Rampage with him at the cheap theater.
The best part of the film was when
What a tease you are,,
… when you held hands during the scary parts?
I sat seat away to avoid this possibility.
I have a long reach.
If reincarnation is real, then I want to come back in my next life as John Cleese.
Today we do laundry and pack
Not really a surprise if you read the novel;
2. Space Baby
Oh great pull Rhett
I was going to reply to a post by Desert Pixie on Facebook but stopped because I wondered if she would get the Douglas Adams reference.
Odin was fond of clean sheets everyday,
I don’t recall that reference either, without Googles.
I don’t recall that reference either, however, I do know that a towel is one of the most useful items a person can own.
The second Dirk Gently book.
CP: Deep Dish — Ani DiFranco
I’m not saying I want this, because I don’t travel with games very often:
But here you go.
Nope. We make all our friends come to us
Antman and the Wasp was a fun flick.
Not feelin’ it.
Was nice to catch up with Essbee tonight.
Happy Birthday TEB!
Time to shower and finish the last items packing
wOOt X3 !
Happy birthday TEB! Enjoy your cheesecake!
Um, okay? I agree with the author that Lynch’s Dune is good, not sure why he needed to use that a vehicle for sociological / political commentary, but different strokes and all.
Oh I always enjoyed Diffr’nt Strokes!
CP: I Can’t Hide This Anymore — Blue Rodeo
Its a happy TEB Day!
Ah, the emergency row. First to board and lots of foot room
Have a happy birthday flight, TEB! And a happy birthday day!
Happy Birthday, Bunny! Safe travels
Happy Birthday TEB !
An exit row is a nice present. 🙂
I have landed. It was a quiet flight. William Shatner would approve
Welcome to Phoenix! It was just too hot for the creature on the wing.
Van has left the building:(
My youngest bawled his eyes out
This man is lerved, I tells you
Awwww. I’ll do the same when he leaves next week. Looks like a great time was had by all.
Happy travels, Van.
1:15pm local AZ time. Where my peeps at?
Speaking for Desert Pixie and myself: we’re at home, taking care of business. I’m logged into work a few more hours, and then we’re off to the rink.
I’m not sure we’ll make the skate today. Will definitely do the Sunday on
All good! All are welcome to go or skip.
And her routine on Sunday is a bit more extravagant. 🙂
Working and later I’ll still be working. :p
Chilling at lunch with Cj, Amy, and Ralph
Well on the plane waiting for take off, next stop Phoenix
Amy and I are chillin at the airport, waiting for Van’s flight to come in (in about a half hour)
I have a Vanamond. We are checking in as I type
The air conditioning in this hotel room is lovely and cool.
Relaxing with a cup of tea (thanks Cj)
In. The words of Nelson Muntz “ha ha”
Well, I’m all packed up and ready to catch my red eye in the morning. All systems go, Major Tom.
Happy Birthday, TEB!
You’ll be covering many miles tomorrow, Ed! May they all be safe and enjoyable. Looking forward to getting caught up!
Good reunions today, culminating at the Village Inn.
Tonight I get to try out sleeping like a starfish (I rarely sleep in big beds).
Do not cut off an arm.
It will not grow back.
Pics or it didn’t happen 🙂
And now to the airport…
Woke up at 3:30 (local time), 4:30, Anderson at 5:30 I gave up and just got out of bed and started my morning routine
Morning, Pan! Yes, there were great reunions yesterday. My favorite parts were Mellow Mushroom and movies at Cj’s in the morning.
I’m feeling rested and ready for more adventures!
And we have an Ed! 🙂
Better Ed than Red.
Currently playing in the rental car: Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Hold on to that feeling!
Drive safe today everyone!
Enjoy the meatier crater!
Flight is delayed an hour.
Ugh! Sorry to hear it, ditto.
Getting ready to board now
How are the Pannites doing in The Middle Of Nowhere, Arizona?
Meteor Crater was great, heading back to Phoenix.
I’m back at the hotel room and feel a lot better, see you in the morning .
For the benefit of people not on messenger
Time to hit the shower and get dressed
A day of fabulous creatures!
Plus the aquarium and butterfly wonderland.
I saw what you did there.
A pleasant night was spent at the Mangans.
So say we all! Good times.
It was a pleasure hosting you!
The new teaser trailer for the new series of Doctor Who has dropped:
Two elderly ladies meet at the launderette after not seeing one another for some time. After inquiring about each other’s health, one asked how the other’s husband was doing.”Oh! Ted died last week. He went out to the garden to dig up a cabbage for dinner, had a heart attack and dropped down dead right there in the middle of the vegetable patch!”…”Oh dear! I’m so very sorry,” replied her friend. “What did you do?”
“Opened a can of peas instead.”
I’ll get your pea coat
Thanks everyone! It was great to see you! And though it was a short visit, I enjoyed it quite a bit. Until next year. 😀
Greasy seeing you, ditto! Plz give your lovely wife a hug from us all.
Was good to see you again ditto.
“Greasy” was actually an autocorrect fail, although it matches my sense of humor.
I have to admit one of the worse parts of holidays is packing.
I’m going to have a shower to put off packing for half an hour.
YOU PACKED NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!
AHAHAHAHA this had me scrambling too
A very sensitive list
Oh! I thought this was a comic book superhero genre i didn’t know about.
Wait it isn’t?
Activate shield of dyed-black bangs to deflect attacks!
Activate two entirely sleeved tattooed arms to confuse angry post core punks!
Ha! Blink 182 times to sap all will to live!
Yo that response was Lit!
I clapped back, because I’m on fleek.
I….erm…. uh… oof.
Yes! I am home safely. I had to go straight back to work, which sucked as much as I expected, but I had to go back to the overnight-shift sleep schedule somehow.
It was a wonderful MMMMMeetup weekend! When I have more time later, I’ll write up my notes from gaming.
This is highly recommended reading.
CD: waiting to board.
Sod’s Law of international travel:
There will be no queue at the security checkpoint when you have plenty of time.
Safe flight fuckface!
Well next London.
It was great to see you all again.
Yes, I did make it back!
Landed a bit before midnight local…slept in until about 10 am this morning 🙂 Amazing what sleeping on one’s own mattress can do for you. Though, the bed at the hotel actually wasn’t bad. I’m sure getting back to my own time zone had an impact as well.
Great visits and gaming with everyone! I declare the weekend a success.
Landed at Heathrow with 4 and a half hours to kill.
Thanks for the great time, Deadpan. Let’s do it again next year.
Safe travels, Bunny!
Posted more for Tiffany than anyone else – – but some of you might have use or an opinion about this.
I think it is a good list. When Cali was younger, she loved all the Pigeon books.
Yes, I agree with the ones from that list that I know. The only ones I’d add are “Mike Mulligan’s Steam Shovel” and “Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich.”
And the book by Amy’s mom (which I forgot to ask her about while she was here)!
Here’s the Amazon link for it. Paperback and Kindle formats available.
Well just waiting for the train to start moving to take me home.
Leaving the plane and feeling that cool air…nice!
Home on the range.
There’s no place like home
Say hi to Toto.
He’s actually down in Africa
Hooray for home!
They will try to break you
Wake up, rise up.
Bunny is the last to get home – – that makes everyone!
Great weekend. Thanks to all who came. All who missed: you were missed.
Hello seven hours sleep, welcome back.
Back to the salt mines
Crap joke for the day:
There was an exhibitionist who was taking a trip on an airplane.At the top of the stairs there was a stewardess collecting tickets.When the man got to the top of the stairs, he opened his coat and exposed himself. The stewardess said, “I’m sorry sir. You have to show your ticket here, not your stub.”
And aWAYYYYYY we go!
I’m back, baby!
This joke is clearly from the 70s.
So the Marriott wanted me to take a survey so I happily told them them their billing methods have made me think choice about them again.
I can’t decide which is worse, hold on a phone or hold on a live chat.
Whatever they are doing at our hosting site, I don’t think it’s working. I just hope she did a backup of my website before messing with it. If I have to do the whole thing from scratch, I’ll not be happy.
Huzzah! The Tyche website is now “secure”.
Now it’s time to play Pillars of Eternity II
So – – I do want to give a big thank you to everyone who accommodated our family and traveled to Phoenix, aka the surface of the sun, for this year’s MMMmmmeetup. I also want to shout out to those who were unable to be here in person, but supported the cause in other ways – – you were missed.
Big specific thanks also to the Hastings for hosting our group on Sunday!
Specific thanks to Cj, Tiffany, and Ryah for taxiing folks around.
And specific thanks to Ed, Amy, Van, and Ryah for coming out to cheer on our figure skater!
Thanks everyone for a fun MMMmmmeetup weekend! I already look forward to next year!
What Jack said
Welcome to the Meghalayan:
That’s my favorite Man-o-war song.
Death to poseurs and wimps! Death to False Meghalayan!
What kind of mashup name for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry is that supposed to be?
That is the one shark bigger than a megalodon
CD: sitting in the cinema, waiting for Skyscraper to start.
Only two other people in the cinema with me.
Wait for streaming/DVD release. It comes over as a humourless attempt at Die Hard.
I have no intention of even doing that.
I’m hope I’m wrong, but Ryan Gosling playing Neil Armstrong looks like a clusterfuck of a film.
Because of Ryan Gosling? Or have you seen a trailer?
Going to watch a train robbery on Sunday
We watched Rampage last night. The movie seemed more like something SyFy would release than something Dwayne Johnson would be in.
Better The Rock.
I played the crappy NES version of Rampage with Cj at The Grid last weekend. She’d somehow never played Rampage before.
The Atari Lynx version still rocks.
From my mobile phone company:
Wow! You’ve saved £3,106.55 using your phone abroad at no extra cost last month! Impressed?
Well no since I would have just kept the phone in aeroplane mode, but nice I can save that.
Andy Kaufman, what a guy:
oh, wow! Shut up and take my money!
That’s an impressive trailer.
JW: Happy Death Day
A Groundhog Day/slasher flick that is surprisingly fun.
Yeah this was a surprisingly good one
I passed it up. I’ll have to go back and give it a chance.
Have you tried the Scarfolk blog?
Like ‘Welcome to Nightvale’ but for blogs..
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme?
Close, but no cigar for you!
Yah! New Ume!!!!
I love my Boo. As a late birthday present, my Boo booked a hot air balloon ride for the end of the month
Oh, cool! I almost did that for my 30th birthday, but it ended up being too windy that day. Oh well. Hope you enjoy!
GOTG3 just got more complicated:
I think the braver move from Disney (in this case) would have been to keep him on, after his explanation. The jokes that I saw were shitty and indefensible, but were clearly just tasteless jokes from 10 years ago. He has disowned them now. Lots of popular comedians have gone to similar places with their comedy, and they’re still accepted by the masses.
I don’t know. What do you think?
I thought it was interesting Disney (who by all accounts knew about the offensive tweets) caved into a bunch of right wingers.
As much as I hat right wingers, I think it’s really misplaced to think they are behind the zero tolerance political correctness craze that has any comments people have made in their past practically a crime worthy of incarceration. My big fear at this point is that if the craze continues, no one will be left alive that can have a career any more.
Yeah. Honestly I have made just as bad if not worse jokes in my life. It just happens that I’m not a world famous director.
Disney has a lot to think about here.
Also, from what I’ve seen as tasteless as the rape and molestation jokes were I don’t see anywhere that he was making fun of the actual raping of women and children that so many people are saying he did. If I’m missing it please let me know.
BTW, and I promise this is it… these tweets came out in 2012 a full 2 years before Guardians. So Disney knew about them and still chose him to direct.
And while I absolutely abhor the term “tranny”, the tweets he used these in was 10 years ago – a time where the term was not yet rightfully vilified
The whole thing just sucks on so many levels.
Also also props to Van for making this point before me
Hypocrisy is as common as misspellings in politically-motivated hit pieces – – but I agree that it’s appalling in this case, with right wing media dicks applauding every shitty, hateful, mean thing tweeted or said by the rump family, while claiming outrage at Gunn’s dumbass inappropriate jokes. . . Especially since they seem to just be retaliating against him for speaking out against their orange-skinned idol.
Par for the course these days. That s all.
Get Out The Gang 3?
Wait. In Fantasy, humans aren’t necessairly from Earth?!
Discovery S2 trailer:
My visceral reaction to the new Pike is ..meh!! But time will tell how well it works.
I kept trying to figure out why the Pike actor looked familiar….then I realized that he was that constantly constipated looking fellow from the ill-fated “Inhumans” TV show last year.
Looks like he gets to have facial expressions in Discovery.
Hopefully he moves away from the Roger Moore form
Now, in the “things get interesting” department
I must confess, I haven’t gotten around to watching Split yet and haven’t seen Unbreakable in forever. This new one looks intriguing.
Intriguing idea – – but I have zero faith in in M. Night Shmcsbcffjdurdfndcsybd to do it right. Maybe he surprises me.
I would never ever have bothered with Split though, and now I’m contemplating it – – so it’s also a clever marketing move.
Do we need to watch Unbreakable and Split first?
That’s kind of like asking if you need to watch Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back before you watch Return of the Jedi
This is all I wanted him to do. He promised and Unbreakable trilogy and instead we go everything after Signs. Better late than never. Unbreakable is still goddamn fantastic
Florida reaches a new low:
Nope. Not even close.
The Dreaded Florida Man.
Saw ‘First Reformed’ today, the latest film directed by Paul Schrader.
Good acting from Ethan Hawke and the story is good at subverting your expectations but the 4:3 aspect ratio just makes Schrader look like an old fart.
This! This is why we don’t deserve good things:
Shazam is looking like it will be fun:
Theyll fuck it up.
Meh, I liked the new Aquaman trailer better.
Theyll fuck it up
I want to like it, but…
wait. MMMMMmmmmmmmmmm Mamoa.
I dig it. This is the sequel to “Chuck” that the world needs. Zack is perfect.
So the female lead in Chuck is now the evil wife in Handmaids Tale? Am I getting this right?
She was the evil woman in Dexter before she was the good friend of Chuck and the evil woman of HMT. Right?
There’s also the Godzilla trailer, which I’m linking before watching.
So is this ANOTHER Godzilla film where they don’t actually show Godzilla?
I (kinda) survived my first go at DnD RPG, with the assistance from my Main Squeeze and a lot of patience from our party and DM. It was online, so not in person. J and I also had a five month old to entertain, while we hacked and stomped and charmed our way out of the cavern with more gold than we could carry and a bunch of village kids.
And no, Lo, they won’t fuck it up.
Oh goodness, yesssssss!
THEYLLL FU no wait…
I watched “Rampage”. It is really terrible, but not in a good way.
I enjoyed it. But, I (in general) like the cheap-ass SyFy movies and this (as someone here already pointed out) was just like one of those with better special effects. And it’s always great to see Jeffrey Dean Morgan in playing yet another total asshole. He does it so damn well.
Without a doubt, he was the best part of the movie.
Ditto, sweetie, there was no best part that film. 🙂
We’re finally getting to the Sense8 series finale.
I thought the series finale of Sense8 was (mostly) well-done and it was wonderful to get closure on this experience. I loved how these episodes were shot and the running theme of love and tolerance
It definitely felt rushed – – but I’m glad they were able to wrap things up. I wish we’d had more time in this world, with thee characters.
Fine people on both sides of the death threats.
It was commented on that many women writers have over the years received death threats and no body guards were offered.
Ed’s link above inspired me to break out my copy of Unbreakable as well as Redbox Split again. Those two films are utter joys and complete dichotomies of each other which is kind of brilliant. And if you are off of the M Night Shyamalan train, like I have been, I highly recommend that you watch his last two films, The Visitor and Split. Both are low budget and quite good. It’s possible that you will regain some faith in him again.
PS split is worth it just for James McAvoy and Anna Taylor Joy’s performances
– Anna + Anya
The Visit – – with the grandparents? Major meh.
I am open to watching Split, though.
Major meh? This coming from a guy who liked Sense8
That was also supposed to have a winky smile after it…
After what he did to The Last Airbender, there is no faith left to restore in Shamalamadingdong.
That’s actually an extremely unfair and narrow minded statement
Let’s go ahead and ignore the excellent Death Magnetic album by Metallica due to the Load albums, shall we?
Ehh, IMHO, it’s fair to lose 100% faith in an artist after a string of bullshit. There are folks whose stuff I used to take on faith, but that I now wait for trusted word of mouth. Like Metallica and M Night Shtamlagnmsgnabjfydagodon.
That’s fine to lose faith but to say that one is basically unredeemable is crap. Whether you believe it or not M Night has had an audience and critical resurgence with The Visit and Split. And Id say that includes his produced Devil as well – at least with audiences
Let’s also continue to make fun of his name. Cause that’s fucking funny.
Oh come on. I do that with every long name. I would have called him M. Night Shmlanelhjpoejf even when I was there at the theater, stoked to watch The Village.
So my unfair and narrow minded statement isn’t based on The Last Airbender alone. It’s based on continual dissapointment in every movie he made after The Sixth Sense. The Last Airbender was the last straw for me, making watching any more of his movies impossible. As someone who is on here all the time trashing artists of all types, calling my dislike of this director unfair and narrow minded seems quite a bit like the pot calling the kettle black. Just because you like him, doesn’t mean the rest of us have to.
https://youtu.be/RIz3klPET3o Doodlechaos looks like a fun new deep dive.
Monday morning and I ain’t got nothing to say.
Oh, that’s right, he did kill The Last Airbender, didn’t he.
To beat this topic to death: I became a superfan after Unbreakable. Loved Signs – – never understood the hate for it. I actually got away from the grips of a psychotic person to go see The Village by myself – – I was so psyched. It was an utter failure. Then the mermaid one! Was an interesting failure. . . I’m OK with it. Then, I don’t know, the evil trees attacking Marky Mark? I’m out. Didn’t see the next few.
“Hey everyone, The Visit is great! He’s back!” OK. . . . Kids wanted to see it, so we went. It was. . . fine. Dirty diapers.
I’m open to Split and Glass, just with little confidence. I feel slightly more curious about them than I feel about Lucas’s Red Tails movie.
Here’s where I stand.
I haven’t seen all of M. Knight’s work. Not because I have any issues one way or another, simply because it either didn’t interest me, or I haven’t gotten around to it yet.
Yes, some of his work has been better than others, but you can say that about almost every director, actor, musician, artist, etc.
*shrug* I’ll watch, or not, depending upon my mood at the time.
As for the name thing, as someone with a name nobody can spell right if they hear it pronounced, or do not pronounce right if they just see it written, I will not deliberately get another’s wrong. Accidentally yes, I get and accept that on my name all the time, but if it’s deliberate, and not a joke (as opposed to slam which is usually a case in M. Knight’s case), I don’t like it so I won’t do it.
I hate signs because the aliens were dumb. Water kills us so let’s invade Earth with has loads of freaking water!!
It’s as bad as aliens in V coming to Earth for water and ignoring the bloody Oort Cloud.
As for the name thing, I’ve done that for years for super long names I assumed I was going to misspell. I also typically do that for Zach Galifaniakis. It’s just a cheap, comedic way to avoid googling. It seemed harmless to me, but maybe not?
Switching topics, since I’m staying out of the Battle Royale, I have just finished watching the reboot of Space Battleship Yamato (aka Star Blazers). 2199 is one of the rare cases of a reboot surpassing the original, and I’m a big fan of the original.
You’re stupid for liking that!
/joke aside. Is that the live action reboot? Or an animated update?
I’ve seen both. The live action is enjoyable, but takes a lot of liberties. The animated update is what I’m referring to and is called Space Battleship Yamato 2199.
I love the animated reboot and the title music still rocks.
Also, the new Alita trailer is pretty good. 😀
CP: Hex — Forget the Whale
The new Airstream trailer looks pretty cool too.
10,000 points to Hastings House.
Remember, the Battle of Hastings did not go well for the home team. ;P
We got a small town in Nebraska out of it so it wasn’t all bad.
I dunno, William seemed to think he was the home team.
Alright, this is pretty good:
We did watch the Hannah Gadsby “Nanette” Netflix comedy speical that’s all the buzz right now. I like her comedy, but the jokes aren’t what it’s about. Powerful and exactly as unsettling and thought-provoking and affecting and emotional as she intended it to be. This is one you digest after viewing.
Yeah, the message is the important thing, I didn’t laugh much.
Know your physicist :
Denver going high class:
CP: Edge of Town — Middle Kids
CP: Murdering Crows — Other Americans
Catch song from a local band:
I haven’t watched the video, but it just seems odd to see Jim Cramer and (what appears to be, if you’ll forgive the snap judgment) some plastic Hasbro stuffed suit talking about D&D.
Still, there’s hope that new generations will pick it up.
It’s all Scott’s fault.
He should have read the book all the way to the end.
Invader Zim movie coming soon. Gads I miss that show.
I see that Monstress and My Favorite Thing Is Monsters both won Eisner Awards. . . Giant leap forward for women in the field. Also two really good grown-up books.
Luke Cage S2 Ep1.
“Make it sweet, Sugar, or I’ll be bitter.”
The show makes an interesting mess, to start things off. I’m not confident they’ll pull it off. Especially with dialogue like that.
However – – and I say this with no knowledge or the comics or spoilers – – but when I see a badass character with a missing arm, then I assume it’s only a matter of time until they get a high-powered bionic arm.
Well with those sort predictive powers it’s time to quit your day job and become an Oracle…
I am an old black woman waiting for Neo in my kitchen.
Today is shopping day.
CP: Troubled Mind – Dan Mangan
Iginla is going to retire and the Blues have signed some good talent.
Dammit, I’m sorry to see Jarome go, especially without a Cup.
The internet is full of these kinds of self-help articles, but I liked this one:
Maybe it was the Siddhartha references.
Sorry – – the Siddnfbkalshilwenhflhaartha references.
CP: Time is a Shitty Friend — Elizabeth Moen
The dreaded S word:
I don’t care what you call the system. If it helps the population without oppressing or unfairly boosting certain people, I’m in.
CP: White Flag — Bishop Briggs
No,no, no, nooooooooooo!
Yeah, I don’t think a resurrection of that one would do so well today. Cheers, Fraiser, Friends, even Night Court – products of their time that would probably work as well today as a reboot of Happy Days or Laverne and Shirley.
What is the infatuation about The Purge all about? First there were a couple of movies (maybe just one?), then the new movie this summer, and now a 10-part series on TV.
I think I know, but I don’t get it and I don’t like it. Not. One. Bit.
I’ve seen none of them. Every generation seems to have its mainstream Horror needs. Yuppies needed visceral slasher gore, Gen X needed ironic, self-aware Scream killers, Gen Y needed their Horror with a found footage “authentic” feeling, and Millenials need socio-political allegory in their mainstream Horror.
/Pure speculation from Jack, who is likely full of shit.
Take it away Mr Gerst:
Hubby and I have a gaming wish list. I’m not sure why though. Inevitably, when we buy a game, it won’t be from the list
I still pine for Captain Sonar, but no point in buying it as I don’t know anybody local into gaming.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/new-buffy-showrunner-addresses-reboot-backlash-1130011 What do you think, Buffy fans?
And maybe I missed it in this article, or it’s been stated elsewhere. . . Is this a show set in the same universe, focused on a new Slayer? Or is it a reboot with a new actress playing Buffy?
It was my understanding that it was a complete reboot with a different actress playing Buffy, and that she was black.
I think I’d enjoy it a lot more if in the reboot, Buffy was a white male. Maybe a ‘roided up muscle-guy who cracks cheesy one-liners while dispensing bad guys in strip club fight scenes.
You should catch this in the theater, if you missed it onstage.
“Damn, n—-, that pussy must be ridiculous.”
Things heard on Luke Cage, season 2.
Genndy Tartakovsky looks to be set up to return to cool and cutting edge animation. I wasn’t crazy about the Hotel Transylvania stuff (I wasn’t exactly the target audience), but hopefully this means he was using that type of work to build his name and get the ability to do some cooler stuff. Have to see how it plays out.
That’s been a weird lesson that our generation had to learn. Sometimes, it’s strategic to sell out a little.
But it can still be dangerous. See: Guillermo Del Toro.
I really liked the animated movie “Heavy Metal”.
I don’t know if that counted as selling out though.
Hotel Transylvania would be the selling out part. But again, take that work if it gets you money and gives you the opportunity to do offbeat passion projects. Like Heavy Metal.
It’s a very different economy today than it was 20 or 30 years ago. I’m extremely reluctant to say anyone is selling out. With the margins nowadays, I think artists of any medium need to do what they can to make a steady paycheck.
A guy goes to see his Doctor for an annual check up.
“You need to stop masturbating” says the Doctor
“Why?” Asks the man.
The Doctor replies;
“Because i’m Trying to examine you”
The Xmen are coming home:
Wow. Does this mean we get a good Silver Surfer movie?
Altered Carbon is renewed and the lead actor has is changing:
CP: We Fall in Love — Lamb
A seriously underrated band
Fear of Fours has some of my very favorite tracks on it.
… and then it has some other tracks.
No way is it only 106 today.
I find myself in N. Carolina this morning.
Where it is not 106.
Billy Dee Williams! Carrie Fisher! Mark Hamill!
I got to see MI: Fallout last night. What a fun, excitng action-packed action flick! It was a buttpucker of suspense for me. I enjoyed it all.
I felt they took the “Impossible” and stretched it the farthest they’ve ever done in the MI franchise, with some ridiculous multi-tasking during a countdown sequence; but I dont care- it was a fun ride, with good villians.
TIL: when you ask Alexa to play “The Alphabet Song,” you get to hear Lisa Loeb sing it. Yes, that Lisa Loeb.
It’s GenCon week next week. I wonder if that will get some attn there.
I saw a playthrough on this once. It reminds me a bit of Alhabra.
We did watch RP1 last night. It’s definitely a fun ride, though the book is a much deeper nostalgia kick, which is what the thing is really all about.
I laughed but did not feel any tingly sensations:
If you are like me and had no idea what AMSR is:
I think…(?) I be heard of AMSR therapy, but I couldn’t just be confused.
I found my German Shepherd, Hondo, with the neighbor’s pet rabbit in its mouth. The rabbit was dead, and I panicked.. I took the dirty, chewed-up rabbit into the house. I gave it a bath, blew dried its fur, and put it back into the cage at the neighbor’s house, hoping they would think it died of natural causes.
A few days later, the neighbor asked me, “Don, did you hear that Fluffy died?”
I said, “Um… no… what happened?”
The neighbor replied, “We found him dead in his cage one day, but the weird thing is that the day after we buried him, someone had dug him up, gave him a bath, and put him back into the cage. There are some real sick people out there!”
Your coat is buried in the yard.
But at least it’s clean and blow dryed.
I missed a number of these, but I can think of at least one (Greatest American Hero) that they missed.
Grocery shopping later this morning. Some days, I can’t believe how exciting my days are
Google ‘Godzilla in Scotland’ and look at the images that your search finds, you won’t be disappointed…
Cool images of Godzilla in the hills and countryside. If there was some comedy, then I didn’t see it.
CP: Cleopatra — The Lumineers
Goodnight, Tiger Rug.
Some people are really over-analyzing the mush.
Unfortunately, due to gusting conditions, ballooning was cancelled for today so I’m at my desk. With my Boo working summer kids camps, it probably won’t be rescheduled until Sept. 🙁
Super bummer! 🙁
PSA from twitter:
If you see an X in a Chinese person’s name it’s an ‘sh’ sound so like Xiao is pronounced “shiao” or Xu is pronounced “shoe” or Xi Jinping is “she jin ping”
If you see a Q it’s a ‘ch’ sound so Qing is “Ching”
Way easier than it seems.
This xould be helpful. Muq apprexiated!
Your crap joke for the day:
“What do you call a snake that is 3.141592653589793 metres long?
CP: Starcrusher — Cellar Darling
Good album! Now Avalavavavavavavalanche is stuck in my head.
Great album, “High Above These Crowns” is a favorite.
Anna Murphy > Anne Murray
Thanks to ditto for the links to the deadpan 2018 photos he took.
Happy Harry Potter’s birthday!
New Venom trailer is out:
Love Tom Hardy…. this looks pretty damn silly.
I really enjoyed watching The Offspring live tonight. I’m here with my 15year old nephew, who says he is a fan (yet knew none of the songs.) They were fun and what a great setlist!
The guitarist kept calling the crowd, “sexy MFers.”
Then the lead singer said, “I know Phoenix is a dry heat, but you guys are making me moist.”
Next up is 311! Another great setlist. I’m all excited.
I hope you keep em separated.
That response was pretty fly.
So, I finished my reread of The Call of Cthulhu yesterday (the actual OG Lovecraft story, not the game or the plushy or the Ktulu Metallica song). It’s actually an effectively brilliant, imaginative piece of writing. Especially considering it’s almost 100 years old. Readers during the 1920s must have had their minds utterly blown. It’s easy to see why HP was so influential, and still is today.
Hubby went in for his annual bloodletting this morning. He doesn’t mind the needle but, because he’s pretty hairy, he hates the band aid that’s put on after.
Quickly ripping the band aid off is the best way in my view.
Did anyone else know this? Play Tool’s 10,000 Days and at the same time play Wings For Marie followed by Viginti Tres. They apparently sync up perfectly.
I have my doubts it works with mp3s.
Interesting. I’d not heard of this before.
There, work done for the day.
TIL: Bono always wears sunglasses because he has glaucoma. It’s not because he’s a pretentious douche. Who knew?
I did not.
He can be both.
Agreed, and I am a self-confessed big fan. I love his voice and his lyrics – – and I think he does a lot of good for the world. Even with his rockstar ego.
Hmmm… I did a Google image search for ” pretentious douche” and found images of Bono on the first page of results. Images of sunglasses ranked lower.
See the difference between a chick pea and a garbanzo bean is that I’ve never paid a garbanzo to bean on me.
Please, no more trump jokes.
Goodnight, garbanzo bean mush.
Dog Days of Podcasting is live for August 2018!
This year on the podcast megafeed: Clinton of Comedy4Cast plays Star Trek Online! Kreg explores optimism! And much more! Including me, doing my usual rambling about sewing, cosplay, and whatever else I’m up to these days.
Holy crap, it’s August! Have fun with this, Amy!
I love my hubby dearly, but him being home for a month really messes with my schedule
I don’t want to work. I just want to bang on the drum all day.
I don’t want to play. I just want to bang on the drum all day.
Humanity, we’re just a bunch of guys..you know:
I cant recall the last time that a hot Arizona summer day affected me so much. Today was awful. Blech
We seem to have become a house divided on Luke Cage season 2. We both agree that the first 2 episodes were hokey as shit, but it’s really turned a corner (for me) since. Even with the hokey bionic arm. Five episodes in, I’m curious to see how the story is going to play, I’m loving the main villain, and I’m really loving the musical guests. I haven’t looked ahead for spoilers, but I do see that KRS-One and Rakim are in future episodes. Can’t wait.
Better story, more engrossing, than season 1.
This is depressing;
Why do we give crackpots equal time?
“Today we have an astrophysicist, a university professor, and the guy who was yelling on the subway this morning.”
CP: Dots and Dashes (Enough Already) — Silversun Pickups
“I have great respect for the U.K. United Kingdom. Great respect. People call it Britain. They call it Great Britain. They used to call it England, different parts.”
Happy anniversary, TEB and John!
NSFW. I have to admire the ingenuity, while still wondering “why?” and also thinking she should use her powers for good.
WTF did I just watch? Twice…
Im glad they link the trailer. I barely remember Brick.
Finally got round to watching Annihilation, that is one strange flick.
I’ve read a few of Jeff Vandermeer’s books. This movie was pretty typical of his stuff.
You know, I’ve seen a couple of stories today about Patrick Stewart reprising his Picard role for an upcoming new Star Trek show.
I’m not quite sure what I think about it, quite honestly.
He can’t have many years left in him, but I applaud the move. Picard was always the best part of TNG for me, often the only good part (sorry).
I hope the show doesn’t waste him.
And I’ve said it before – – if you ever get a chance to see Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience live, do it.
Well i it?
The race to the bottom:
Gordon Gecko seems to have won in the end.
Just visited Dan Shaurette. He’s at a rehab center now, and doing amazingly well. He has a long way to go, but it’s great to see how far he’s come.
I know HenCon is going on right now; I wonder if any of those are featured there. Some of them are intriguing.
It is odd that the article doesn’t mention GenCon….
Huzzah for long weekends!
Some more computing history:
Hmm – here’s an interesting timeline from 2002 on the subject:
CW: Dazed and Cinfusef
At the arty cinema.
Quite a few of the actors went on to bigger pay checks…
CP: Doom or Destiny — Blondie
http://dalemcgowan.com/radiohead-and-the-lament-bass/ Fascinating, even for you Radiohead haters.
That’s pretty cool. Now let’s find an article on NSYNC’s use of the lance bass.
Another heat wave predicted this week. Hubby and I are seriously thinking about installing an air conditioner this winter.
Hearables. You, um, heard it here first.
I love that there’s a Metal band called Trappist, with brewing themes in their lyrics. Sadly, I don’t love their music.
Slow news day.
Van, you’ll have to let us know how this is:
Ironically, “The Last Blockbuster” sounds like a bad 80s action flick.
It’s suppose to reach 34C (approx 93F) today. Seriously, if I wanted weather this hot, I would have stayed in Arizona
It was a mercy killing:
Did you just Rick Roll us?
It’s an older prank sir, but it still checks out.
I’ll allow it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD0epul2H94 Joe Manganiello (no relation) talks about his D&D Paladin character.
I don’t know what it is about being an actor on “True Blood”, but apparently being really into DnD is a common occurrence. Deborah Ann Woll, who played Jessica (and Karen on Daredevil) is a big-time Dungeon Master.
Hubby likes to watch the YouTube show Critical Role. Joe showed up on an episode a bit ago
Here’s the award for the bst of that pedestrian, mainstream drivel you all seem to like.
That. It really is true that this insults the movie-going audience
RIP, Stan Mikita.
Just sad. But since he was suffering from dementia maybe a welcome reprieve. That ol rink in the sky just got another great
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXDh-Y0a5ms&list=PLTfQEmoiTM1Ig8aOIoK4kc_pI-k88y9z5 Bookmarked for later.
I love shit like this. Look forward to it!
Fantasy vs reality:
You’ll never convince me Elektra isn’t real!!
Hubby has his annual check up today. I’m coming along just because
Generation Axe fans…
I can’t wait for that one! Although, they should have taken the douche-y shower-substitute body spray into account, when calling themselves Generation Axe.
Works for Yngwie. *oh snap*
Nuno not to make bad puns
First week of school, and the homework help requests are already stumping me. 🙁 Stupid math.
I experienced that with Levi. Once he hit his sophomore level of advanced math I told him it would be faster for him to review his notes than the time it would take for me to come up to speed reading through his textbook. After that I was completely lost. I haven’t had much opportunity to apply the advanced math I took in high school to remember it.
CP: Vengeance — Zack Hemsey
Well you aren’t
I was folding laundry. Hubby decided to “help” by coming in with his guitar and playing while I folded
I hope his album is called “Music to Fold Laundry To.”
something something laundry and chill….
So, maybe you shouldn’t give up on that Snow Crash future just yet…
Was a guy named Raven hanging around?
WWC starts today. I’m already tired
They are predicting today will be the hottest day in Calgaey’s history. Not the hottest August 10th, but the hottest day ever. I’m so glad I’ll be in an air conditioned hotel today.
Well, I hope TEB and Van have fun at their Cons!
Yeah this is the first day of the convention and it may be my first and last con.
Never felt as lonely in my life among a throng of genre fans.
That’s a bummer, Van. A Con is better with friends in tow. I hope you find some good panels to sit in on – – those sessions can be great, with the right panelists.
Other than that, I might recommend checking out the scene at the bar.
Wonder Woman breaks the Internet!
Best part of that article:
“Correction: A previous version of this article described Ralph as “analog.” He’s not. He’s a fictional character that lives inside a video game. We deeply regret this error.”
Twenty-six thousand, four hundred dollars.
That was my favorite poster for the movie. 😀
Now that was when movie posters were actually works of art and not just a montage of the actors faces.
Trump has a heart attack and dies. He goes to Hell where the Devil is waiting for him.
“I don’t know what to do,” says the Devil. “You’re on my list but I have no room for you. But you definitely have to stay here, so I’ll tell you what I’m going to do. I’ve got three people here who weren’t quite as bad as you. I’ll let one of them go, but you have to take their place. I’ll even let YOU decide who leaves.”
Trump thought that sounded pretty good so he agreed.
The devil opened the first room. In it was Richard Nixon and a large pool of water. He kept diving in and surfacing empty handed over and over and over, such was his fate in Hell.
“No!” Trump said. “I don’t think so. I’m not a good swimmer and I don’t think I could do that all day long.”
The Devil led him to the next room. In it was Tony Blair with a sledgehammer and a room full of rocks. All he did was swing that hammer, time after time after time.
“No! I’ve got this problem with my shoulder. I would be in constant agony if all I could do was break rocks all day!” commented Trump.
The Devil opened a third door. In it, Trump saw Bill Clinton lying naked on the floor with his arms staked over his head and his legs staked in spread-eagle pose. Bent over him was Monica Lewinsky, doing what she does best.
Trump looked at this in disbelief for a while and finally said, “Yeah, I can handle this.”
The Devil smiled and said, “Monica, you’re free to go!”
So, playing politics, what did Monica do to get in that situation. If you say her affair with Clinton, you will get a Me Too argument about men in power and young girls.
I do hate to analyze the joke, but yeah, she was just a young woman who fell for – – and got used by – – her charming, piece-of-shit boss.
So maybe her penitence was for working in Washington?
“Doing what she does best” is pretty fucking insulting.
Idris was born for this role.
The Juggernaut Theme is awesome. 😀
So, I don’t know why, but now, whenever the page reloads and I try to leave a comment, I have to reenter my name and email every time. It used to be autofilled (presumably from the cookies). Haven’t been seeing this issue with other sites.
How is it working for everyone else here? Just started noticing this in the last week or so.
It’s a feature!
Yes, it’s happening for me too. It’s annoying. I’ll get with the Mast to see what we can do about it.
I think I’ve got… something… I’m not sure. I’ll be checking the theme to see if it’s causing a problem with one of the new features that were added for privacy protection.
Hopefully this won’t be a huge pain in the ass for TOO long.
Met some super nice people from Wales today (didn’t call them British). They invited us to visit – – we may have to get over to that part of the world one of these days. Mayb visit northern England too. . .
History is calling ..
Who has 23 minutes to spare?? I’m definitely intrigued to watch this…. Bookmarking for later.
Saw this at the con. Is it weird that I kind of want it?
I saw this at the con. Is it wrong I kind of want it?
Looks like a happy little game.
I didn’t see the setting in the Admin pages causing our recent frustration with names, email, website not persisting, but I did make one other change to have the most recent comments at the top. Let me know if you like this, or prefer the old way.
And hopefully the other thing just automagically fixed itself.
How about an interesting-looking Elliott Smith article for a test post?
Wow, the song in the embedded video here is incredible.
Will check it out fo sho
I guess that didn’t fix it.
It certainly freaked me out, the latest comment is at the top now.
I kind of like having new comments at the top, but posting a new comment still requires you to scroll to the bottom.
Oh, here y’all are. I was wondering why there were no new comments after July 2nd when I scrolled to the bottom.
And, yeah – still not remembering who I am.
I remember you, Ed!
I thought I was having a stroke for a second
Jesus! What the Q-bert happened?!@#%.
I don’t like this one bit. From now on, my (albeit rare) posts will be as replies-only.
Fill your boots:
I have a few friends who went this year, but none of them had an ohmygod reaction to any of the games.
Con over. Today is a day of recovery. Tomorrow, back to work
Is that the biggest one in Western Canada? I hope it was fun!
I was walking home last night and decided to take a short cut through the cemetery…
Three girls walked up to me and explained that they were scared to walk past the cemetery at night, so I agreed to let them walk along with me.
We we went, I told them, “That’s ok, I used to get freaked out too, when I was alive.”
I never saw anyone run so fast.
A well deserved coat for you Madame:
Jesus Harold Digital Christ
I can’t wait til the MP3 becomes “classic”
It’s not just Doctor Who and 1984:
Ditto, what is the brand of your air mattress?
Those wacky, fun-loving celebrities.
Back to work
Honestly, I’m not fond of the comments being at the top. Simply because I still have to scroll to the bottom to type in my comments.
*shrug* Not life changing but still a bit of a pain.
I actually agree with you. A lot.
*first world problems*
Fine then!! I didn’t want the comments at the top anyway!!
I think I prefer this too.
A Fantasy short story from an
And coming writer:
Back to normal(ish), yah!
New Meg Myers
Stream it! https://ffm.to/tmttd
New Mike Myers
New Meg Ryan
I’ve seen “new” Meg Ryan…..
My cup of cynicism about humanity is refilled:
Humans can be pretty goddamn awful, sometimes.
This section of literal “‘Merica” needs to be sheared off
Ditto, is this the series you’ve been watching?
God it’s smokey out this morning
Yep. And the past like 100 mornings here
Nicked from FB…
“If you’re gonna give me a dirty look for being at the liquor store at 9am, don’t fuckin be open then”
“Nicked from FB”
I love seeing Van-ism creeping into the way the rest of us talk.
Pip pip, cheerio! Wot’s all this then? Blimey, care for cuppa at the pub with some biscuits and marmalade?
OK, to my knowledge, Van has never said any of those things.
Oy gov! Whicha want with the tea an tort then? Smackle me high, whydontcha!
It’s fun to make up stuff because you truly don’t know if it’s a real Brit saying or not.
Porkle me piffer!
Cough, choke, hack
Seriously, we need some fresh air
They’ve put our air quality at ten out of ten today. Oh, joy
Completed my months long journey in listening to every REM song – album and non-album – today. It was an experience.
You are experienced.
Are you experienced?
Not necessarily stoned. . . . but. . . . beautiful. . . . .
Porkle me piff… er nevermind!
Youre just NOW seeing this? Oh sir, for shame
This gets played frequently at our house. And the kids can sing along word-for-word.
Don’t stop believin’.
Yeah, that new song is terrible. Sorry.
The guys from BASEketball need to psyche him out
It’s not that good, is it.
Astronaut 1: Hi mate, I can’t find any milk for my coffee.
Astronaut 2: In space, no one can. Here, use cream.
Don’t make me throw fake/real British slang at you
Don’t get your bangers in a mash.
http://time.com/5368056/michael-caine-inception-ending/ Disregard or accept as canon as you see fit.
The SOIZE…of a tan-gah-reen
That’s what I always thought. Also, holy fuck, Inception is 8 years old!
The Meg was a fun flick.
It rained a bit last night.
Q. What did Charles Dickens keep in his spice rack?
A. The best of thymes, the worst of thymes…
Jehovah’s Witness knocks on the door of a Muslim family:
JW: I’m here to tell you about our Lord Jehovah!
Me: You know, we have a similar name for him too.
JW: No way!
Jesus STOP THIS INSANITY!!!!!!
This one killed me
RIP Queen of Soul.
Mad respect. RIP
This is weird, no non residential tourists allowed:
We clearly welcome foreign espionage agents, these days, so it can’t be due to any fear of spies.
Must be good old-fashioned xenophobia. . . . Although there’s probably an unwritten sub-clause that will make exceptions for some foreign tourists, based on the color of their skin.
There are bizarre security regulations on technology, especially with technology export. The lowest and easiest to implement method is to make a requirement for seeing the technology to be a US citizen. I see this all the time. Most other companies that I visit have a sign in sheet at the front that asks is you are a US citizen (presuming they are paying attention to what you filled in and presuming that you are being honest when you sign in).
Just think of the street value of all that ramen.
Well now you know:
A cover of Materiel Girl in Cantonese:
I did enjoy 2 of the 3 flims (mostly) but I’m with those that think this run should end.
Maybe Karl Urban will do the Judge Dredd TV series now.
Krazy Joe has a great idea, which I’d approve, even with Chris Pine still onboard: Move forward with Sulu’s captaincy, and tell the stories of the Excelsior.
I’ll add my FB comment here for discussion…
Wait but you can’t do that unless you zap back to the original universe can you? Or are you saying continue with this Pine-iverse and the current John Cho played Sulu? Cause is he even on the path to captaincy in this universe? Why can’t I remember these films!? See therein lies the problem…
@TEB: The air matteress is an Aerobed. Sorry for the long delay in responding.
CP: Because the Night — Garbage & The Screaming Females
The house across the road from us is for sale. I was nosy so went on line to see what it was going for. It’s pretty much identical to ours when we bought it two years ago (unfinished basement, etc) but is selling for almost 20k less than we paid for our. I’m glad we’re not planning to move in the near future
ditto: you also have a Yamato (Star Blazers) question up there. 🙂
Do I? I must have missed that one. What’s the question? The past month has been very hectic.
Ditto, is this the series you’ve been watching?”
That’s the sequel to 2199, that adapts the “Comet Empire” storyline from the original season 2 series. I haven’t watched any episodes of 2202 yet. I’ve heard some conflicting reviews of it.