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
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?
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.
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!
I watched “Rampage”. It is really terrible, but not in a good way.
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.
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