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Our condo complex are at the very edge of the city. The complex literally backs onto farmland. Every once in a while, like today, you can smell the livestock
Hubby says his grade eights are doing this, some with greater or lesser success
Your face is better than facebook
Ok Netflix, let’s see what you have for me today
Sorry, kitty demanded a combing before I started
Today’s movie is The Devil Dolls
“These little worry dolls look too cute to be evil. But when murders start to happen, there’s a lot of worrying to do”
This is the worst tagline in the history of B movies.
Just to make it interesting, every line of my pbp will start with “That’s no doll”
That’s no doll, that’s the opening credits
That’s no doll, that’s a person in distress
That’s no doll… oh wait, yes it is
That’s no doll, that’s several of them
That’s no doll, that’s her trying to escape
That’s no doll, that’s too much noise
That’s no doll, at least, it’s not a cute doll. They’re actually pretty ugly
That’s no doll, that’s a giant ass drill
That’s no doll, that’s a cop car
That’s no doll, that’s a dead cop
That’s no doll, that’s a rescue
That’s no doll, that’s a crime scene
That’s no doll, but it is a doll case
That’s no doll, that’s a crazy woman
That’s no doll, it’s a dog
That’s no doll, that’s an awkward situation
That’s no doll, that’s The Emporium
That’s no doll, that’s something young girls shouldn’t touch
That’s no doll, that’s a doll necklace
That’s no doll, that’s a scream
That’s no doll, that’s a murder wall
That’s no doll, and it will not be ok
That’s no doll, that’s a pregnancy test
That’s no doll, that’s a pair of killer scissors
That’s no doll, but that’s just as dangerous
That’s no doll, that’s a satanic symbol
That’s no doll, that’s a scared little girl
That’s no doll, that’s a dead dog
That’s no doll, that’s a possessed little girl
That’s no doll, that’s an interrogation
That’s no doll, that’s Chloe
That’s no doll, that’s a good luck charm
That’s no doll, that’s a hedge clipper
That’s no doll, that’s crazy Todd
That’s no doll, it’s crazy Todd’s dead wife
That’s no doll, that’s dead Todd
That’s no doll, that’s the crazy woman again
That’s no doll, that’s a crazy back story
That’s no doll, that’s a search for the dolls
That’s no doll… well it is, just the wrong kind of doll
That’s no doll, that’s a bath tub
That’s no doll, that’s a jealous man
That’s no doll, that’s Ethan
That’s no doll, that’s dead Darcy
That’s no doll, that’s an emergency
That’s no doll, that’s a double cross
That’s no doll, that’s fire
That’s no doll, that’s life
That’s no doll, that’s a really dumb movie. Seriously, I just don’t know what to say
Even the “not ending” most of these types of movies have made no sense and seemed to have no relevance to the rest of the movie
WTH! Whatever happened with the preggo test?!
They never said. I don’t think it was actually purchased since the boyfriend, who was purchasing it, killed the store owner then was killed himself.
What I learnt today:
There was a series of tv films, made in the Soviet Union, that adapted Sherlock Holmes stories:
Goddamn it, Phoenix got “Suffragette City” from Weird Al last night. For our Tuscon trip, we just got “You Really Got Me.”
I’ve been back to the chiro twice now (It’s covered by insurance).
It’s weird; he’s a cool guy who likes to shoot the shit, about my age. So it’s like I’m hanging out with a friend…. who does weird things to my body whenever we get together.
Speaking of that, looking forward to spending time with Van again this summer!
Remember your safe word….
It’s “Electric Sheep.”
That’s a lot like my massage therapist, she is what I call a “geek wannabe” so she watches the latest movies then asks me a whole bunch of questions afterwards about who was who, what my theories were, and what was actually going on.
While rubbing lotion on your skin.
Damnit Jack it’s Schlachthof Fünf
Now this is cool:
It was interesting to see the countries that changed over the years.
Hubby was willing to let me sleep in but I was awake.
Growing up, the first track of this album (heart of the golden west) was all you would hear during Stampede. Mom even had a 45 with this on the one side (I don’t remember what was on the other). While I’m not of fan of the Stampede, I do kind of miss this song. How strange is that?
Nostalgia is a funny thing.
This song reminds me a lot Stompin’ Tom Thunders’ “The Good Old Hockey Game.”
So a Japanese girl and twin brothers from Italy start a band…
It’s not a joke, it’s Blonde Redhead!
Interesting approach to ticket sales.
A ticket… what now? Box…office?
In all honesty I am that guy who, when possiblem will only buy from a box office. Mainly cause it saves me 10-20 bucks a ticket in goddam fees
CP: Is It For Me — Toad The Wet Sprocket
Well travel insurance purchased, so apart from buying some actually dollars, i’m All set for seeing most of you in Denver and Phoenix.
I bought my insurance with my ticket.
Van, does your insurance exclude “high risk activities”? I ask since a certain Texan mentioned something about skating and I’m not sure where that falls on the spectrum since it often includes falls.
(I can’t because of other reasons but am willing to be a spectator)
I would just have to watch anyway, my dodgy knee is not up to skating.
“high risk activities” is usually code for things like sky diving or major mountain climbing.
So, unless someone’s got a really big surprise planned, you should be good.
Strangely the insurance company would charge me more money if I was going on a cruise when on holiday.
WestJet pilots have just voted to go on strike this summer. I’m flying WestJet
Give em what they need, WestJet execs!
I stopped watching a while back:
No one cares if you did.
It was a great 4 years. I see now why they are doing what they are doing with it. To be fair, a show like this getting a full 4 year run is pretty remarkable
The fact Brooklyn 99 was cancelled is actually shocking. Great show. I thought it was popular too
I care motherfocker!
Youre the only one suckermotha!
Bow down before my good taste.
Well, the city did give us Johnny Cash and Elvis. It hasn’t all been terrible country music and rhinestones and hatred of brown people.
But, this is SyFy, nee Sci-Fi. . . . at least they cancelled the show before the characters turned out to be angels, or secret Cylons, some such nonsense.
Sticking a camera on a model train:
Metal fans rejoice!!!!!!! Long awaited debut from Ginger Thrasher
I clicked without sound. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . .
I’ve made a few forays into egg poaching. It’s an interesting art.
Ummm, I’ve only made poached eggs in this manner. Although I use a slotted spatula, not spoon, otherwise it’s the same. I didn’t realize there were other ways to poach an egg, or that it was a big deal *shrug*
Adding vinegar to the water before boiling does stop eggs leaking when making soft boiled eggs.
A blast from the past…
CP: You Shouldn’t Have Pissed Me Off — Beatnik Turtle
A rare non-company/gaming weekend. How strange
Weird to have a day with nothing on the calendar. It’s 3:27pm and I still haven’t showered.
Shower update: still no. But now that I’m done for the day in the yard, it’s imminent.
This might be a divisive statement, but I quite like Skrillex.
*insert blank stare gif here*
Y’all be quiet
Happy Mother’s Day!
Happy mom’s day all!
Today will be PC gaming and cheesecake. What more could I ask for?
Van……… dragon update please
The Dragon is back. Changed a few of her meds and hopefully get her a colonoscopy at some point.
I’ll say it here:
I’m fortunate to be married to a woman who’s been to hell and back with me as a stepmom, and in 3 months has proven herself to be a world class bio mom. I appreciate her mama skills every day.
Happy Mother’s Day, Tiffany.
Awwww. Swoon and Squeee.
I love you, Mr. Mangan
:love: :heart: One of those 🙂
Budweiser Freedom Reserve? Oh, fuck you.
Freedom isnt free.
There’s a hefty fucking fee
And if you don’t put down your buck o’five who will?
Freedom costs a buck o’five
Why cant we Americans be gleeful like the Koreans?
The reveal is awesome
Another shocker in that I’m alone this evening.
Enjoy your free (and excellent) brand new The Joy Formidable song! Link will automatically download the song.
Download limit exceeded. 🙁
What? It said to “share with friends”!
Try this one
Thanks. I already got it from their website.
Well gooooooood foooooor yooooou!!!!!!
..and it’s goodbye to Lois Lane:
This one is really sad. Not just for her death but for the quality of life she had battling her disease.
Very sad. 🙁
Oh no. 🙁 As a young person, it bugged me that she wasn’t “pretty” like Lois Lane is “supposed to be,” but later in life, I came to realize just how perfect she was for the part, and how perfect she was in it. Lois needed to be this gutsy and tough.
Because I’m never happy, I’m now going to complain about the heat. 28C today and 30C predicted for tomorrow. Nothing compared to AZ I know, but really unusual for May here
And thanks to whoever recommended Locke & Key. The first GN in that series is excellent.
I’m also glad I didn’t know who the author is until after I’d started reading. . . that definitely would have colored my perception.
We need to send him against the White Walkers
That is badass.
Please, enjoy 4 minutes of Beastie Boys being Elvis Costello’s back up band. Glorious.
Hmm, a davidlopan makes a comment on an IO9 article about the latest West World episode.
There can be only one! Wait a minute. . . .
GODDAMN COPYRIGHT INFRINGER!!!!
Some good news:
Another scorcher of a day. This hot weather is causing worries of flooding.
Ahhhhh shit. Bonfire of the Vanities is one of the best novels I’ve ever read. He was quite a character, with an amazing gift for imagery. RIP.
Ticket book to see Deadpool 2 tomorrow.
So – – question for you all – – especially those with large, diverse music catalogs:
What are you using these days? Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, etc? iPod? Spotify/Pandora?
Spotify and Amazon
And what’s the deal with Amazon? Can you upload your own mp3s to the catalog? I thought they had a limit of 150 song uploads?
They have stopped uploading your own track library .
I use google play plus my already converted mp3s loaded to my phone.
I pay for the Play subscription because it also allows access to YouTube Red.
HEY!!!! It’s good to see you here
I’ve been using Amazon. I’ve been pretty satisfied so far.
We’re also an Amazon family – with six slots on the family plan, the wife, myself, each of our kids, and my parents and the wife’s parents are each covered.
I used to be full on Ipod and Itunes and thought I’d never go streaming…I don’t even know where my Ipod is anymore.
The best part of all this: I was prompted to ask the group while discussing this at the public library…. with a stack of CDs in my hand…..
Lunch with the boss today
I enjoyed Deadpool 2.
Be aware the although they are some sequences that play out as the credits rolling there is no sequence right at the end.
Once you hear the juggernaut song there are no more scenes.
He’s a juggernaut and he’s okay,
He burst through hardened steel structures all day.
Let’s see if shameless cross-promotion gets slammed into moderation…
You may recognize our Special Guest
w00t! Yes, this was a lot of fun to be a part of. I’m excited to listen. Thanks, Paul! er, I mean, JohnBoze. . . .
We’ve been in a bit of a lull around here this week, so I might recommend you post to the Deadpan FB page as well.
And oh yeah – – the next episode is where (spoiler) my battery dies at just about the end.
So according to Wikipedia, few Americans drink instant coffee.
I’m eating a jawbreaker, thus I’m gobstopped.
Because we’re not lazy! And in for the quick fix! We’re willing to put in the extra effort to get a little bit of quality! Wait, what am I saying?
Remind me what the most popular beer in the US is?
I think it’s still pisswater.
Although TO BE FAIR never has craft beer dug so deep into Budweiser’s beer hold as it has now. There is hope!
My condolences, X-Files fans.
This is a real shame. The one off monster of the week shows were excellent this year. What really killed it was the terrible “wtf is going on” mythology eps that no one gives a good god damn about anymore. Ol Chris “Worse than Lucas” Carter needed to stick to what the fans love and want. A real shame.
Yet we have more 24 and Prison Break to look forward to.
This is why I never headlined at Giants Stadium.
Also you hate the Giants
True. I would have declined the offer.
In potentially good TV news, this show is still getting made:
And it may be a good thing that Bryan “bloodgeyser” Fuller won’t be involved.
The article is mildly amusing, but OMG, that first comment. . . .
Thanks for the laugh and poop humor.
Which shows even Canada has its crazies
When words aren’t enough, say it with poop.
This article is an exception to the normal internet rules. Read the comments.
The dude could play a mean acoustic guitar:
The greatest ever. This is glorious.
How fucking easy does he makes it look.
Hear My Train a-Comin – from that session – is just one of the purest, most amazing things ever recorded to tape.
I just booked my flight and hotel for Deadpan MMMMMeetup 2018! Yay! 😀 I will be coming in on Thursday and leaving on Sunday night. I am definitely down for both skating and watching the Deadpan Jr. Auxiliary skate. 🙂
Re: music: They can have my iTunes library when they pry it out of my cold, dead hands. I’ve been buying so much music that way for so long that I’m reluctant to change over to a new system. That, and I care a lot about having my music files stored locally.
I should start thinking about considering a shopping list for the mmmmeetup. I think I’ll do the same thing as KC. Ship the stuff out ahead of time and just have carry on for the plane.
Looks like we’re going to get some rain today
Boy. I am NOT a fan of the new NIN. But I haven’t liked anything since the “Broken” ep…
I’ve never stopped loving Trent Reznor. . . . . but yes, this song is a failed experiment.
I can see it. He’s def an artist. Either he speaks to you or he doesn’t.
I don’t mind it. I can definitely hear the LCD Soundsystem influence. I much prefer the older Industrial NIN sound.
Have you heard DEVO to Head Like a Hole? It’s…beautiful
Yep. Good stuff.
I think he (Trent) is clearly experimenting with different types of singing. That’s a good thing.
I came in here to ask, but I see the answers have already been answered.
Fun alphabet .gifs.
Still a GRAND show that holds up beyond belief.
This new Ghost album… gonna be something special
Jus’ wanna be wanna be witchu in da mooonlite
Gotta love four day long weekends
Hubby’s still asleep. Shhhhhhhhh
Van I like weird things.
You do you.
I also like wired things
Santa Fe High School: ‘Eight fatalities’ reported in shooting http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44173954
Par for the course. Nothing changes, nothing will. It’s beyond sad/sick…it’s a way of life
Keep those ‘prayers’ coming tho folks! They’ve done a marvelous job protecting our kids so far
Don’t interfere with the upward money stream – – keep your population in fear.
Do we want to make time during the MMMmmmmeetup to see Ant Man and the Wasp together?
I don’t have a problem with that, considering Marvel usually releases major MCU films a few days before in the U.K. it might be. My second viewing,
I think our dance card is pretty full that weekend, but if people want to go, then we should make time for it.
I won’t. I want to see it with hubby.
However, don’t let me stop you. The group has gone to movies and other things before without me. I’m fine staying behind and decompressing. I’ll have a book and I won’t be afraid to use it.
Or…. we could….. make odd, creepy clay busts…. of each other….
Gahhhhh, dizziness. I’m a mess, I tell ya.
Im sorry, babe. 🙁
If you want to explore the universe then Self repAiring Space probes is what you need:
This is one of those obvious things that hadn’t specifically occurred to me. Thx for posting this, Van.
Random comment aI saw.
Referring to Ryan Retnolds. “Ryan really is God’s perfect little snickerdoodle.”
What the shit!?!
. . . .
I’m not even sure Canada has snickerdoodles. I don’t remember seeing any at the store. Snickers yes, but not snickerdoodles
Don’t tell Wallace
AFAIK, snickerdoodles are just a type of delicious cinnamon sugar cookie. In fact, I’d recommend trying them for one of your cookie-baking days.
The above seems weird, though, if we’re talkinf about Ryan Reynolds.
I really don’t know what’s so odd about the above comment. “Snickerdoodle” is a common term of endearment as well. My grandmother called me it all the time.
I guess it just made me crave snickerdoodles.
Enjoying “Tomorrow Never Knows” with the elder girl.
And it came on again today, and she hit the skip track button. So I guess the enjoyment was just for one of us.
I really enjoyed Deadpool 2. It did not disappoint.
And the two trailers they showed prior to the movie that were exclusive to DP2, were funny as hell.
I remember you, I crashed your wedding. With some orange crepe paper and some Halloween candy.
Happy Belated Bozeday!*
*Here. I did get you on FB on the actual day.
Goodnight, broken :mush:
“And if I had a heart
I’d waste it on you
But it’s all together far too long
Since I took you down”
The quiet. The quiet.
It burns! The Precious!
When you see the go fund me page for the husband (whonis dying of lung cancer) whose wife was working two jobs to pay for his medical bills and who was murdered in the Santa Fe shooting..that
The wrongness started with “two jobs to pay his medical bills” and continued downhill from there
It’s about making the richest richer. Compassion be damned. Everyone else be damned.
Possibly unpopular statement ahead: I don’t know how bad it was before Reagan, but he deserves a lot of blame for the “fuck-everyone-but-the-richest” mindset in modern American culture.
Last day of a four day long weekend. I think every weekend should be a long weekend
I looked up the recipe for snickerdoodles and I have made them. They’re just a modified sugar cookie. Really, one of the smiplest cookies you can make. I think it’s more of an insult to call someone that
Sweet and simple. I’ll take it, at this point.
Oh Regan kicked all this bullshit off. Absolutely.
Go-Fund-Me right now is the “insurance” company of choice for the American populace… because it’s all we have. I have what is considered excellent insurance and I’m being driven into the ground by med bills.
Please enjoy this absolutely stunning cover of Bowie’s Space Oddity as done by the metal band, Kittie
That is wonderful. And timely for us, as the original tune is currently part of our ice skating lives.
Deadpool 2 delivered. “Just cleaning up the time stream.” LOL
D’oh! I should have checked Van’s link before posting mine below.
Why? He never does.
Is it difficult to cross your fingers in zero G? My fingers are crossed.
Well that’s good. I think I went about two books ahead of the show before season three aired. But, I found the limited POV character model the books use less engaging without the show to back it up.
For example, Chrisjen Avasarala doesn’t appear in the book that was the basis for the first season. I’m pretty sure she doesn’t appear as a POV character again after that one book. And the priestess Anna, introduced this season as the Secretary General’s speech writer doesn’t appear until what will be the season 4 story. The TV show is telling a much richer story IMHO by giving expanded roles to several of these characters.
I mean honestly, I can’t imagine having to make due with only one season of Shohreh Aghdashloo’s sass. Maybe I’ll find a way to get through the remaining books now.
She is often my favorite part of the episodes. I didn’t know she had a lesser role in the books.
When going gaga over how much a movie makes these days, remember that when adjusted for inflation Gone With the Wind made a tidy $1,850,728,774 domestic.
None of them went hungry again.
I don’t mind stealing bread from the mouths of decadence
Frankly my dear, I don’t give a Temple of the Dog.
Maybe I’m just getting old, but I don’t remember seeing this one posted here. Picked it up from the This Week in Law podcast talking about copyright issues with stuff not made by people:
Haven’t had a chance to check out the album yet. It’s not available through Amazon at least.
Domo arigato Mr. Roboto.
Fascinating. I didn’t log in, but it seems (?) you can check it out at Spotify:
Yesterday hubby and I went for a walk. We both have the same model of phone, and we both had our phones in our front pants pockets.
His phone said we walked 8.5 klicks, my phone said 5.2k. and Google Maps said the walk was about 6k.
I’m so confused.
CP: Bunny’s Blues — Lost Under Heaven
Time for a walk. This time it will be approx 5k according to Google Maps. Let’s see what my phone ends up saying.
5k, that’s no leisurely stroll!
My phone said it was only 3k. Whatever distance it really is, now that the weather is nice, I try to do this walk as often as I can
As for your above comment, that is a huge variance. I’m trusting my step/distance meters less and less.
My work phone is highly inaccurate, once saying I had hit my daily limit target when I had left it in the kitchen charging.
I don’t know if this has been verified. . .
Oh. It was verified! They talked ablut it on GMA today.
The two females were happy to see each other
..and it’s goodbye to Clint Walker:
Killdozer is worth a watch:
Hours and hours of happiness right there. I’m halfway through Miami Connection right now.
Oh fuck me… wheres the time? WHERES THE TIME?????????
Busy day for the Bunny today. In no particular order I plan to:
get out newsletter
start ebook box set
start book layout
With luck, I can sneak in a walk somewhere in there.
What was really said at the royal wedding
I did sneak in a walk. I took the same route as yesterday, and had my phone in the same pocket. Even so, I seemed to have walked a kilometre more than yesterday
The next chapter in the music delivery method saga:
I found yesterday that 3 KMFDM songs were just gone from my iPod. Just gone. And it was the best 3! Luckily, I was able to re-upload them – – but still – – that kind of thing shakes you to your core.
How and why did this happen? How many other songs were lost? I appreciate your consideration during this sensitive time.
“Joey…Joey… get me a tissue”
OMG, I need to check and see if Dallabnikufesin is still there!
Well??? Is it??? IS IT??????
It got hit… by a truck.
EssBee introduced me to her music. She’s fantastic. I need to listen for the storyline, not just the music.
Agreed. I have not listened to the latest quite yet but the first 3 are excellent.
I believe ditto posted a link to a review of her music a few months back. I ended up streaming one of her albums and it was pretty inventive. Then I realized I had seen her act as well a few times, notably in Amazon’s “Electric Sheep” and “Hidden Figures”.
Fun fact. REM’s 1996 album New Adventures in Hi-Fi is spectacular.
That is all.
The 80’s called. They demand you watch Eddy Grant’s video for Romancing the Stone right now and remember a…simpler.. time
Did he love your hurting away?
Every nite and every day
Out in da street.
We talked Jack into one more hour of podcasting with us on IdjitCast…
*almost an hour – – until my laptop battery died.
This is the year Ovi finally makes the finals…. only to have the cup snatched from a goddamn expansion team in Las fucking Vegas.
Mr. Linden is KILLING it tonite on his Second-Hand Session tonite
I wish Lost in Vegas would stop doing Alter Bridge songs
It’s 7:30a.m. and already all the windows in the house are open. Looking at a hot day in Bunnyland.
The cat and I are having a disagreement on who actually controls my desk
There’s this berry tree outside our window. Right now it’s in full bloom. With the windows open, our house smells wonderful
Why is legendary Rock n’ Roll Hall-of-Famer, Feyd Rautha, author of some of the most iconic songs of all time, Sting, touring with Shaggy?
A small dilemma. Once a month or so, I get together for lunch with a couple of others. Last time we got together, after we were done lunch, as we are going to the parking lot, one of these people mentioned he left his new dog in the car. It was 25C at the time. I commented that I didn’t like Him leaving a dog in a hot car.
He said it was ok because he put a shade on the windshield.
We are now talking about getting together for lunch again in a couple of weeks. (Our schedule is enough that we have to book weeks in advance) How do I say, leave the dog at home and not in a boiling car without starting a war?
It sounds like he won’t take a direct comment on this well. But I’d agree that it’d be better to tell him somehow ahead of time. And yeah, dogs die in hot cars every day. Would he be open to links to horrible statistics about dogs and children dying in hot cars? It happens everywhere, not just in AZ.
He is being extremely negligent with his new pet.
If he does it again, start a war.
I say, “hey it would make me feel so much better if you would leave Fluffy at home this time. If you dont trust him home alone, ala Macauley Caulkin, maybe you could have a dog sitter play with him for a bit. It makes me nervous and worried to know he’s in a car. Alone. Melting. Getting deydrated. Having tachycardia. Peeing all over your seat, out of anger, etc.”
Hubby and I are going to see the new Star Wars movie on Sunday. Together. You might say we’re not going to see Solo solo
Congratulations to our sweet Sophie, on her “promotion” to High School.
Yep, we have a high schooler and an infant in the hizzzouse!
Saw Solo with the teenager tonight. She liked it. I liked it. There is a big surprise that will almost definitely be spoiled for you, if you wait too long. And no post-credits scene.
Time to knuckle down and get some work done.
If you leave out bird feeders for humming birds and live in a area that preying mantises (indigenous or non native). The mantises can get onto the feeder and will kill humming birds that get close enough to be grabbed…
Although it is a rare event:
While I understand the whole circle of life thing, that still made me sad.
CP: Grave Situation, part 1 — The Burning Hell
“It is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it… anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”
Happy Towel Day.
I will say: if morons find a way to politicize the Solo movie, I’m giving up and going to live as a moisture farmer on Tatooine.
I’m going to become a hole farmer on Nimbus III… oh wait, wrong franchise.
Crap joke for the day:
Did you hear the one about the clown who donated a million dollars to charity?
It was a really nice jester.
Alas poor Yorick!!!!
I didn’t really know him well
Say it’s not a sequel if you like, but it’s a sequel.
It’s not a sequel
At the very least, I’m glad he’s not remaking the movie version in a TV series format. Ain’t nobody got time for that.
I would love to see the book done properly. With the real final chapter.
It IS!!!! It’s back to:
Profound ‘in your face’ racism and bigotry
The subjugation of women
Climate change denial
The complete ignoring of unconstitutional laws
The poor becoming poorer
The rich becoming richer
No middle ground
The denial of scientific based facts like evolution
Feel free to add more in the comments.
‘MERICAH IS BAAAACK BABY!!!!!!
Facebook comment repost:
Back to celebrating stupidity.
Don’t fear the right from wrong, don’t fear the final song
Only the distant echoes, our past mistakes
Oh IPAs, why do I like you when I can’t handle your strength?
CD: Wanderlust IPA
Speaking of. It looks like Deftones now have their own IPA?
Actually having a beer too! Dogfish Head Bitches Brew, with the Miles Davis album cover.
It tastes like Dogfish Head. Though I dig it as a Honey Stout.
Ummmmmmmm, thanks SyFy?
If you cant read it, allow me: “The Ring – In stable orbit, beyond Uranus.”
It’s in this video. Along with an excellent Belter language cover of Highway Star.
Er, this video:
It’s finally been confirmed:
Yay! The Ring around Uranus thanks you, Amazon!
RE: The Americans
Although Paige slut shaming her Mom was way out of line considering what her Dad used to do.
True, but she doesn’t have a clue about what Philip had been doing…particularly Kimmy.
Also, to be fair, Paige asked her mom directly about using sex as part of the craft a few episodes back and she said they didn’t do stuff like that. Elizabeth probably should have been more honest about that aspect of “the job”.
I am curious to see how that confrontation comes into play wit the finale.
I can’t believe the show is about to be over.
Just one episode to go, will be sad to see it go.
Happy birthday, Roaming Asshat! May your beer and it’s bottle be extra lovely today.
Happy Birthday, Roaming Asshat!!
Busy day! Started with Deadpool 2, which was fun – – then a visit to Mike Mennenga.
Then ep 1 of Cobra Kai, which is funny, and far better than I expected.
Now I finish the last book of Locke & Key. This is one where I’ve slowed my pace near the end just to make it last longer.
Solo is not doing great with critics or at the box office. Personally I think it was extremely stupid to release it so soon after Last Jedi and SO soon after Avengers (for monetary reasons.) Really should have kept Star Wars films at xmas time. We’ll see but so far it’s by far the lowest rated SW film since Attack of the Clones. And btw…it’s only 5 RT points away from that.
Let me say that again.
Solo is only 5% better than Attack of the Clones on RT
And Deadpool 2. Opening a week after Deadpool 2? Dumb
I’m seeing Solo today, will make up my own mind after watching.V
Well a good “V” to you too sir!
Idiots have also politicized Star Wars and I’m going to leave this stupid place to become a moisture farmer.
Right. I’m not talking about the idiots. Just going off of the major web outlet
Remember that the idiots have co-opted Rotten Tomatoes. They show up en masse now to give Star Wars movies bad ratings, because somehow, Star Wars has become a dipshit battleground.
Agreed. They ruined the Last Jedi and Black Panther audience meter but the critic meter for RT and Metacritic stood strong for both those films. This is not that. Those two films also Hulk Smashed at the box office. This is not that.
IMO no one wants to see the iconic SW characters played by anyone else than the original actors.
I liked it and recommend it because it exists and is entertaining. I’d still prefer it didn’t exist, and that Han’s backstory remained legend.
Well there’s an interesting thought… did you feel the same about Rogue One? Do you prefer it not exist as well? For me, Rogue One is a mandatory Saga film now. I never thought I would have felt that way
That is an interesting distinction. Rogue One felt exciting and new, because almost nothing had been said about that mission – – to the point that many fans thought they were going to get the Bothan story.
A big part of Han Solo’s cool is built on these bits of legend that are told throughout the films. I think seeing those on film detracts a bit from the mystique.
Also, Rogue One is a better movie.
I disagree. I don’t find Rogue One to really be a better film. It has flaws too, not the least of which is a lack of characterization. Fans forgive that because they think the story is cool–which it is. I think the Solo film is quite good. And, it does a great job at an origin story for Han and Chewy. This is also the first Star Wars film where no one said, “May The Force be with you.”–which is awesome in its own right.
It’s fine that you prefer they had not make this film, just to save Han’s mystique. I think that’s clouding your judgement of the film. But, you have a right to feel that way.
Perhaps the dark side has clouded my feelings. I was definitely never in favor of this backstory being expanded on celluloid.
Oh ditto I couldn’t disagree more. What they pulled off in Rogue One was amazing, unexpected, and wonderful. There is a shit ton of characterization in the film. Especially since this is the only film we will ever see them in. So Ill take a not fully realized characterization of characters that we grow to love in an awesome film over a half assed wannabe of a beloved character that no one really wanted to see but is “cool”. This is fine, but don’t do it again. I don’t want to see a single other Star Wars Origin story. I just don’t
Ohhhh, they’ve only just begun. Boba Fett has already been greenlit.
The only one I’d actually be interested in – – Obi Wan’s lost years secretly keeping Luke hidden on Tatooine, starring Ewan McGregor – – is still nothing but vaporware.
I would think that the pattern of Star Wars going wrong with origin stories started with the stink bombs that were Episodes 1-3. I haven’t seen Solo yet, but I can predict that my problem will be much the same as with Episodes 1-3 (where I wanted to see what made Vader turn to the dark side and become so deliciously evil, only to find that Lucas couldn’t bring himself to show a generation of children how a cute kids turns to evil and had to opt for whiny angst instead). Solo should be about what made Han into the selfish outlaw we met in Episode IV. Instead, I expect I’ll get a much more moralistic Han than I ever wanted to see.
Another one bites the dust:
I enjoyed Solo, it was a fun action film.
My biggest annoyance is people saying it was unnecessary film.
Hate to break it to you but no work of creativity is necessary.
Food and water on the other hand..
If you wanna get deep I would argue creativity if just as important as food and water to the human condition. Has been since your ancestors drew all over those cave walls.
Nah, balls deep is good for the likes of you.
That’s a total spoiler about Han and Chewbacca’s love scene.
Which was a touching post-credits easter egg.
I very muche enjoyed the film.
Just the tip for you!!!!!!!!
Van’s blue heaven.
Sadly i was nowhere near the light show.
Thank god this wasn’t a link to the terrible Steve Martin movie.
Gardner Dozois has died, nonlink as of yet.
I met him at Conquest several years ago. Interesting man.
The tributes are all over my FB feed. RIP.
Yeah, I’m happy to see her getting these great gigs.
I guess she SHOULD have been writing! Good for her
I just want to take the time to say how appreciative we all should be to be able to live this Marvel cinematic event for the past 10 years…in real time. I honestly don’t think there will be a cinematic experience like this again. It’s truly unprecedented and it’s awesome to be able to have been there from the beginning.
So you finally saw Infinity War?
I need more weekend.
Milk and cola, in my view drink them separately.
Um… was there ever thoughts otherwise? Gross.
For some reason, this is something I got on sick days as a kid, there’s a nostalgia factor for me.
Also: Ice Cream Sodas and Floats.
Floats I can see but milk itself, yuck
Yeah. Melted ice cream is NOT the same as milk
Laverne Defazio always drank milk and pepsi.
Was she the shlameel or the shlamozzel?
Your crap joke for the day:
According to Schroedinger, his pet carrier may or may not contain a cat.
I think he was hedging his vets.
This joke should have been vetted.
Goddamn you both
Ralph was in Arizona for a couple days. I think he was Lost.
Always great to find Ralph!
Henry is an interesting cat, to say the least.
I see no whiskers
He did claw up all of my furniture and puke on the rug.
It’s a grey and gloomy day, today.
Ugh. Looks like something is corrupted in iTunes. It’s preventing me from updating my library at all.
I’ve had issues with my library file in the past. I wasn’t able to repair it, but had to start over with a new one.
Well this happened:
Fuck her and her inevitable martyrdom over this. Next up: images of her draped in the American flag, rattling about free speech.
On the plus side, there’s a new milk product that will be sure to replicate that feeling one gets while watching her show.
This was truly awful. She never ever really got it
How did you say you got your super powers?
And so, my internet is restored at home. We’ve been scrapping by with cell phone hot spots since Saturday. Oh, the humanity!
This owuld have been me after 3 days without internet:
Can we talk Cobra Kai with spoilers here or no?
Johnny sweeps the leg and Danny takes him out with a crane kick. There. It’s been spoiled.
I thought, when he left the milk on the counter over night, was a bigger spoiler.
To clean the counter, would he then wax on? Or wax off?
*clean the counter*
In all seriousness, this is a fun show. Lots of stupid of course, but forgivable. Check it out if you can.
– – – Karate Kid was never my thing, btw.
Last night, at 2am, the alarm went off at hubby’s school. Hubby had to get up and go to the school to make sure everything was ok. Luckily, it looks like they couldn’t get in so nothing was taken. Still makes for a tired Bunny house this morning.
We have this major report due to the provincial government tomorrow. My part, which was the majority of it, has been done for two weeks. Has anybody else given me what I need? No. I did ask for the stuff to be in with enough time for me to review it and make sure nothing is missed or needed before I file it. “Enough time” is apparently less than a day. *sigh*
Lost in Vegas does The Scorpions. The Sails of Charon is kind of an odd choice tho…
Sails of what now?
Well at least the dog was cute:
I like how this artist portrays water:
Nice! Very sensual.
That’s my Van!
Let me clear my THROAT!
Deliver Colonel Sanders down to Davey Jones’ locker!
Maybe we can all just get fat on doughnuts (donuts?) while you’re all here.
Got to be better than that Cornish Pasty place.
I like doughnuts. But then, I also like Cornish Pasties
Them are fightin’ words
You admitted that you enjoyed your Cornish Pasty last time! You take that back!
Yes but we are talking donuts here!
I’m a big fan of the taps and…um… waitstaff… there.
Love the hair and collar
I feel like I’m 5 years old, wearing plaid, listening to AM radio in my mom’s Pontiac – – riding in the front seat with no seat belt, of course – – listening to that.
My grandmother turns 99 today. It’s really tough to talk to her now. Dementia is starting to kick her butt. For example, she knows we moved (albeit 2 years ago), but not to where or when. Every phone call includes telling her about this place. Then we will talk for about a half our where she will tell me something, then tell it to me again, then again…
But, like a good granddaughter, I will still call her today to wish her happy birthday.
It’s not the talking about the same thing over that’s really the issue but the obvious deterioration that bugs me when we talk. However, since she did move to BC several years ago because her health was failing and she was expecting to die, I guess she’s doing ok.
Happening with the Dragon, who will ask me a question then five minutes later will ask me a question again.
Happy birthday to grandma! Same day s my mother’s.
I also saw my grandmothers go through old age and dementia. It’s heartbreaking.
My hat is off to you, Van, for being there for the Dragon through that.
I’m thinking of being bad and getting a DQ blizzard this afternoon.
I have no idea what that is.
We will remedy that.
It’s 2018 America.
I’m really bad
Not only did I get a blizzard, which is currently in my freezer, I got a cheeseburger and onion rings too
This is how I know I will never live up to my potential. This is astounding.
God bless Ghost
I am all eyes
I am all ears
I am the wall
And I’m watching you fall
Off to the City this morning. Then some shopping, followed by lunch
Today I get to lead a pep rally kind of thing for middle-schoolers at work. I’m so not a cheerleader.
If anyone could use a pep rally, it is child laborers. What, what?
How much irony if you typed that on your iPhone? While wearing Nike apparel?
It actually went well! Although, I guess it’s not much of a challenge to get middle-schoolers to yell stuff.
This was actually a thing for work, so it wasn’t even me in Dad mode.
I’m fed. Now waiting for someone to come and unwarp my back door
It’s just a jump to the left.
And a pimp to the right
CP: Sight Unseen — Rise Against
“Why can’t anyone hear pterosaurs go to the bathroom?”
“Uh, because the ‘p’ is silent
Now U be silent!!!!
The guy never shows to work on my door. I’m not happy
Not just the U.S.
The fact that Mosques in Canada are constantly washing racial slurs off their buildings can attest to the fact we can’t throw stones.
Oh I wasn’t throwing stones myself. Just sick of people’s fuckery in general.
Oh, I understand. I was more commenting on Canada’s often high and mighty pose of how we are better than everybody else. Thrush is, we’re human and have human idiocy’s too
Epic comeback win tonight at the Evolution boardgame for Desert Pixie. My alpha predator strategy had her on the ropes all game, but her lesser predator got flight in the last round and wiped out half of my population. Well done!
We made up at the end of the game. smoochy. smoochy.
See, we (humans) can evolve into better a species.
Do you know why one can’t hear pterosaurs go to the bathroom?
Not many people know that Nelson was 5′ 6″ in real life.
His statue in Trafalgar Square is 17′ 4″
That’s a Horatio of around 3:1
Go blow your horn Horatio!
Sometimes, I hate being the grown up (a.k.a. the bad guy) in a group of people
Uh oh. What happened?
A bunch of kids found a hole to get under the hall in our complex. It was me who had to tell them to get out and then report it to management so they could come block up the hole. Why couldn’t anyone else tell the kids they shouldn’t be under there (a.k.a. parents). Now all the kids in the area think I’m mean.
Boooooo, mean lady! Let us play in our dangerous hole!
The new Ghost album review at MetalAsylum.net.
Whos this Mack Jangan guy? 9.5 out of 10? What’s he fucking taking points off for less Satan? Motherfugger!!!!!!!!
\m/ 😀 \m/
“…the record’s second instrumental track, the fabulous, “Helvetesfönster” (which either translates to “Hell Window” or is the preferred typeset font of Lucifer).”
This fucking killed me! HA!
Thank you, sir. I’m just glad I got to incorporate The Lost Boys saxophone guy into the review.
Bloody hell Denver:
Nothing good comes when youre out at 3am anywhere ever
TFW: You’re already getting up 2 hours earlier than usual, and the cat wakes you up an extra 90 minutes early, and you can’t get back to sleep.
The series finale of ‘The Americans’ was satisfying the way the ending to BSG wasn’t.
Either it turns out that they’d been angels the whole time, or bollocks to the whole hing.
The whole hing!
Quoting Nomad Scry on the BSG ending:
And “unsatisfying” is way too mild. The finale dug a grave, shot the entire series in the head, and pissed on the corpse.
Nomad has a way with words.
Admittedly, I was apparently one of the few people on the planet who found the finale of BSG satisfying.
That said, once I got over the shock of it all, I agree that the Americans managed a most satisfying ending. Not so much from the perspective of the characters themselves #freeoleg, but from the foreknowledge that the viewers have of what the world will be looking like for these characters a few years after the ending.
I was actually okay with the BSG ending. I found it a little rushed, but it seemed like all the characters ended up in a place that made sense for their background. The American’s ending wasn’t what I expected, but I give it points for that.
I was just glad they never went for a husband and wife battle to the death as many of the Reagan fans wanted.
I liked the ending to BSG. Could’ve been better, could’ve been worse. And you can’t really say that it was that unexpected considering how the final season went.
Mildly NSFW and hilarious.
I was always terrible at Descent – – but it was still a great game.
OK, one more link for the evening. Brass Against the Machine.
This works so perfectly. . . . and Sophia Urista just killls the vocals:
I have work to do. I don’t want to work. I think life and I are having a failure to communicate.
Watching the pilot of The Americans and i’m Left wondering why they changed the actor playing Henry so many times.
Puberty is a helluva drug…
CP: Ahead By A Century — The Tragically Hip
Yes, Tom Cruise is insane, but he makes it look good:
Just be glad it’s him, not you.
Both Kelly Marie Tran and Daisy Ridley have deleted their Instagrams because of harassment from SW ‘fans’.
I’m going to go live in a cave on Tatooine.
You misspelled “Nazis”
I’d liek to know why Instagram has done jack shit about this. I’d liek to know why starwars.com which is the official website of all things Star Wars has kept quiet on it. I’d like to know where the almighty Disney’s comments are as well.
I’m not really awake, I’m just pretending to be.
A little bit of European history:
So Zack Snyder is going to adapt The Fountainhead and if yiu’ve Not read the book:
I mean this should be great cause he’s not fucked ANYTHING up he’s touched so far.
*disclaimer. I don’t count him as fucking up Justice League
Off to the recycle depot.
The excitement continues
Binged watched iZombie S1. I quite enjoyed it
Does this support the haters of evolution and global warming? (Because humans are insignificant…)
It’s that time of the year again. The Calgary Stampede has released its midway food for 2018. Yum *rolls eyes*
I completely agree
A co-worker was just telling me yesterday about eating escamoles in Mexico.
We had a native of Mexico City who used to work in our office. He mentioned the mill worm tacos. He said they were buttery and delicious. I think I will still pass.
Why does the first item have to be crickets?? I shivered while reading.
I keep looking for crazy food like this at local events and can only get as far as fried butter. The really cool stuff doesn’t seem to make it to Orlando.
I did have cricket tacos in DC one time. Not bad, but not exactly flavorful either. Mostly just “interesting”.
I did have a hot cookie ice cream sandwich at something like a baskin robbins once. It was incredibly difficult to eat as the ice cream just melted all over really fast and it was like eating a cookie that I had dipped in a milkshake.
The bacon onion bomb, wine & cheese, deep fried bacon warped reese’s cup, unicorn bucket, giant squid on a stick, mexican-style sweet corn, kangaroo stuffed burger, and meatball corn dog would be at the top of my list of things to try.
CP: Sunny Days — Lighthouse
One of the better articles I’ve seen on the subject. Sure, I can post minor rebuttals on a few points, but the overall message is on point. Not. . . . that. . . . . it would EVER reach anyone who needs to learn it.
I listen to the Jim Jefferies podcast. Apparent, after that comedy bit they refer to, he had to hire private security during some of his comedy tour stops in the US because he would get death threats over it
So, it’s a Transformers movies with actual robots that look a lot more like what Transformers are supposed to look like:
Sounds like Michael Bay is only gets a producer credit, but otherwise isn’t here to muck it up.
Star Trek took a short break, and the return was triumphant. Time for Transformers to do the same?
A resounding “MEH more of the same” from me!
Because I know you really wanted to know what I thought… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Lo! Did you see that Shirley Manson is a Starcrawler fan? 😀
No but I’m gonna!!!!!!!!!!!! <3
Here’s a short vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBYII77IY0U
This is rad. I’m sure she sees a bit of her (especially in her Angelfish days) in Arrow.
Yeah. I agree how she loves the return of spitting blood. lol
And the new Johnny Marr song, “Walk Into The Sea”, is great!
Homemade pizzas FTW
I’m ashamed to admit I only got 9 of the 11 correct.
9 here as well.
I don’t watch either show.
This also links to their first “10 Essentials” list. I have and love a few of these, so I will check out the ones I don’t know.
Although leaving out “Kind of Blue” by Miles Davis seems like some hipster bullshit.
Also: I always the cover of that “Ella and Louis” album.
*always loved that cover
That’s it. *shrug*
Step into the world of bollards
Never mind those!
I MADE THE SAME JOKE TO A CO-WORKER!!!!! Great minds…
Submitted without comment.
Remind me to watch this later.
Not if no one reminds me to…
CP: Through My Blood (AM) — Aimer
Don’t go looking at my flies!
Fancy a brolly? Tis quite soupy
ditto New Ume song!!!!!!!
I like it! 😀
Agree! Her voice has gotten more sultry with “age”. Like it!
They arent coming here (of course) but they are playing at the Granasty in Lawrence next month!
CP: Anvil — Lorn
Oh shit now that I click on it it really is!
And you know what, headline-grabbing dipshits aside, it is a more enlightened time.
Like the quip about living in a dystopia, we are living in enlightened times, it’s just unevenly distributed.
The war you’ve probably never heard of:
Speak for yourself!!!
Tho I appreciate every history link you give. Big lug
I had never heard of it.
No go for ol’ Crow
It will be really hard to make this work – – but damn, it will be wonderful if it does. Locke & Key is one of the best, most bizarre comics series I’ve ever read.
I can’t wait til I have a moment to start!
Well The Terror was going cheap on Amazon so I bought it.
I may even get round to actually reading one of these days.
I really really loved the book. Struggled with the TV mini-series.
I watched the whole damn thing. Not sure why though, the show was very British. Very droll with intricate dialog, artful cinematography and a plot that moves at a snail’s pace. Why did these guy’s end up freezing to death in a frozen wasteland? Hubris, lots and lots of hubris. And class struggles and shame. The moral of the story? It’s better to be a one-handed man living with the Inuit than in Victorian England.
I took a couple days off in July ya know… for this thing with the people and the visiting.
I was going to post it to the FB group but then remembered I could come here. I need to be poked to come here more often.
Silly job that takes up all my time …
New phone who this?
How are you liking the new company?
“Major” publication reviews are finally coming in for Ghost’s Prequelle album. About what you’d expect. However does not a 6.1 on Pitchfork translate to a 9.5 on most other sites?
On first listen, it would be solid 9 from me. I think Jack’s review was pretty spot on.
Ok Caps. Let’s get this done tonite
Monopoly. . . . yay. . .
Hooray! Washington Capitals!!!!!
Good on them
I’ve been pulling for Ovi for years. I’m glad he got his Cup. Well-deserved.
I’ve never been a big Ovi fan. He’s a great player, but he was too easily smothered during the playoffs. This year, however, he really lead his team *and* his team was there for him as well. So, I’m glad he’s finally got his Cup.
I was also rooting for the Caps to win this year mostly because I wanted Ovi to get a Cup before he retires.
It’s great for the narrative. Ovi and Sidney Crosby are both -once-in-a-lifetime talents who joined the league in the same year, and who sparred head-to-head numerous times, but until this season, Sid had always come out on top. Now, Ovi has made the story a little more interesting.
Good day tomorrow. New Dead Sara. New Zeal and Ardor. Tickets go on sale for Blood Red Shoes and Zeal and Ardor shows.
Wallet hates me
Van! I hope you can view it. https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/nicosia-airport-abandoned-cyprus/index.html
Now that is cool.
The cat is being really clinging this morning.
Anthony Bourdain: Celebrity chef found dead at 61 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44414747
I wasn’t a viewer, but I echo Lo’s assessment. Fucking tragic.
Zeal and Ardor tickets acquired.
The new Dead Sara EP is excellent. Stream it here
While youre there, watch the vid for “Unamerican”. NSFW due to cursing out the president a whole bunch. It’s great
Now that’s a rocker! 😀
Crap. They’ll be in KC when I’m out of town. 🙁
And they are here on Oct 2 but that’s the same night as Zeal and Ardor because of course it is! I always miss them when they come thru :/
CP: Get Out of Your Lazy Bed — Matt Bianco
CP: Pop Muzik – M
Talk about it.
dewbe dewbe dewaup
CP: Poppa Loves Mambo – The Flux Capacitors
CP: Tequlia – Terrorvision
It amuses me that the group’s most poppy of songs is the first song you see when you look the group up n Spotify.
That new Zeal and Ardor is pretty incredible. As this guy said better than I can:
The Metal parts of it may be off-putting to some, but the blending of the old-tyme slave chants is just masterful.
It’s a ZA kinda day!!!
CP: This New Year’s Abscence — Signal Hill
CP: Heaven’s Got A Back Door — Dead Sara
Granny was up to something:
Very cool. Neal Stephenson used this idea for Eliza in his giant Sydtrm of the World Series.
Another hot day on tap for today
Hot outside here too. Freezing inside the ice rink.
I do love the preachy social media posts from self-centered douchebags talking about being caring and loving to people who are struggling.
Baby crashed s little early tonight.
A) 107 degrees outside
B) playing in her jumparoo
E) all of the above
Fun night! Surreal. I hung out with one of my favorite new bands, Oceans of Slumber, before and after their mind-blowing performance, opening for Insomnium.
And of course, I deeply appreciate Desert Pixie holding down the fort while I hung out with rock stars. :love:
It’s 5am. Is this the five o’clock somewhere people often refer to?
Are you drinking?
I expect it to be 5 o’clock all weekend starting July 13th…
July 12th for me.
Am I drinking? *sigh* Sadly, no. It will be a few more hours yet before I start on that road.
There’s balls and then there is sending your expensive drone off on a flight well beyond control range hoping the auto pilot will stick to the plotted flight path and bring it back home:
I sort of remember this, but I haven’t heard it. But Tom Waits and Crystal Gayle together? Definitely intrigued.
Gahhhh, I’ve got to get up in 6 hours. Goodnight.
If it doesn’t rain, or doesn’t rain too hard, I might go for a walk later this morning.
For gamers who know what Skyrim is, here is the Very Special edition.
Just less than a month to go and I will be crossing the pond.
. . .???
Oh yeah? Where you headed to…..?
I may make an extreme silly decision today and but something I shouldn’t
Jurassic World action figures?
-t +y – – “and but something I shouldn’y” ?
An obsolete fixed wing drone that is going relatively cheaply.
Have an amazing birthday, Cj!
Oh! Happy Day, CJ!