CP: Constantine Theme Song
I’m reposting here because Im a bastard
Actors that have been in both the MCU AND Marvel tv shows (SHIELD, Carter, and the Netflix shows.
Sammy Jackson, Clark Gregg, Hayley Atwell….
I think the majority play the same character with the exception of the DEEP cut of Alfre Woodard, who plays ‘Mariah’ in Luke Cage and played ‘sad pissed off mom that berated Tony Stark’ in Civil War. Boy I pulled that one out o me arse.
Oh! Cobie Smulders played Maria Hill on SHIELD and the films.
OH OH OH! Of course! Paul Bettany – Jarvis in Agent Carter and JARVIS/Vision in the films
Paul Bettany did not play Jarvis in Agent Carter, that was James D’Arcy.
Fuck youre right….
The great shame is that Bill Paxton was never in a MCU movie. I only caught snippets of him in AoS, but his character seemed like a hoot.
He was really amazing. Agent John Garrett was a master of crazy in the same mold as Gary Oldman’s Agent Stansfield from The Professional.
Don’t know her name, but the Asgardian goddess of war is in both Thor and AoS
GREAT call!!! Jaime Alexander is Lady Sif. I forgot about her!
Cobie Smulders? Yeah she does.
I know I would
Home with kitty. Lots of cuddles.
The weeds are tumblin hard
Tonite’s brewery is playing the Smashing Pumpkins album Gish. I forgot how much I truly adore it.
Yeah, Pumpkins best albums are just magnificent.
I really only enjoy Gish, however I can 100% appreciate Siamese Dream.
Personally, I find Billy Corgan’s vocals a bit grating. Of course some people find Warrel Dane’s vocals grating. What do I know?
He’s a capable singer and guitarist, but liked to go there with awful-sounding performances. Mellon Collie is a great double album.
I love their song “Whirl!”
Actors who appeared in a marvel film and the Sound of Music:
tweaking the Tigers tail.
You sly fiend!
You know hubby had a rough day when the first thing he does when he walks in the door is crack a beer. Hopefully today will be better
I think, after lunch, I’ll watch a movie. Don’t know what yet, just though you should be prepared
There, my floors are nice and clean. Now, nobody walk on them
We are gaming this weekend but I’m not making cookies. How crazy is that?
I was singing the Yes song “Changes” in my head this morning. That may be a sign I need to download “90125”.
YES! erm.. Indeed!
Bunny’s cookie baking makes me think of OU812.
So how many actors have played a Marvel character and a DC character?
Off the top of my head I have:
Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool/Green Arrow
Ben Affeck – Dare Devil/Batman
Halle Berry – Storm / Cat Woman
Chris Evans doesn’t count because Torch/Captain America are both Marvel.
Ohhh I like this too! I just can’t think of any more!
Ok I had to cheat. Here’s the list
I would have never thought of most, but I SHOULD have thought of Tommy Lee Jones (Batman Forever/Captain America) and Natalie Portman (Thor/V for Vendetta).
And goddammit I just KNEW Howard the Duck would come in to play! I just KNEW it!
And Chris Evans DID make the list! Oh boy oh boy!
Do X-men count?
An interesting list,but like all lists, must be taken with a big grain of salt:
But I have to totally disagree about Dark Matter–terrible–and Colony–boring.
I’ve only seen a few of them. But I do like Colony, although they’ve had a bunch of filler episodes this season. Last season was pretty good overall.
It isn’t on the list but “The Expanse” has put me to sleep the last few episodes. I think that is a shame because the premise is good and the special effects are quite good. The acting is so-so and the dialog needs a lot of work.
A weekend in Scotland is my destination today.
One of my fav comic artists is visiting Scotland this weekend, I’ll be on the opposite side of Scotland.
Cool, so a road trip then.
The Ugly American says… walk the half hour to get over to the other side of Scotland.
I’m not the one driving.
CP: Charlie Brown’s Parents — Dishwalla
There’s a Netflix Original called Spectral that I’m thinking of doing a pbp for http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2106651/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 in about a half hour. However, I won’t do that one if people think it’s something they might watch.
There’s also Kill command
I tried looking for a third title but Netflix is having issues. Hopefully it will let me watch even those two titles
Oh, I found one more. This one looks particularly bad
I think I’m actually leaning towards it
I’ve decided to watch Curse of Sleeping Beauty.
The Netflix write up: When his nightmares started to turn real, he had to know: why is she there and what does she need
A walk in the desert
A bed in the desert
Dare I say, a sleeping beauty?
He leans in
The pain! The pain!
The opening credits
Painting the girl of his dreams
Cash is on the counter
Pick that up
He doesn’t like what she told him
Dude, wash your shirt
Someone died. He gets the property from Uncle Clive
The house of his dreams
Watch over my paintings
Obey the rules
Don’t go into certain rooms
Dude, never to to a strange house at night. Really. You’re just asking for trouble
That house needs a good cleaning
And, as expected, the doors need oil
There’s something in the shadows… or someone
This movie has all the tropes
Now he turns on the light?
Uncle Clive was batshit crazy
Can I see your uncle’s letter?
Dreaming a different dream
But with the same girl
We are in eachother’s head
Is this house haunted?
The basement is too small, part of it is hidden
Let there be light
That’s no menorah
You goat Kaiser Gardens?
Seriously, their records room needs help
What do you know?
You know more than I do
My brother died in that house
More pain, more visions
Panic attack? Really? You’re a shit doctor
You are the heir apparent
You can’t leave the house
You collapsed in pain so let me get you some food
Everything stops working at night
Help me find my brother, Luke
I am obsessed
Help me break this curse
Look at my shrine
Don’t do that, you have no idea where that thing has been
It’s a big ass locked book
Time to go
Ok, is I don’t know how to spell mannequin, what can I say
Her lights work
A honest for real dark room. Who knew they still existed?
Angels don’t have free will
Thanks a lot Uncle Clive
Trying to read the book
Kill the demon, kill the haunting
Her ex can read the book
Daniel’s a little strange
He’s also a dick
Passing the flask
Meanwhile, back at the house
Obviously he’s not home you dough head
That’s not disturbing at all
Awww. They’re making a connection
I was engaged. She died. Sucks to be me
How does rose fit in all this
Say hi to Rose for me
Iblis = the devil
Visions of evil
The only thing left of Billings is his blood
Don’t call the police
His blood is the key
I agree, a gun a better than a knife
It knows they’re there
Pleasant decorations the tunnels have
They found an all asylum under his house
Let’s pull the sheets off of everything
The mannequins are attacking
Luke the mannequin
Meanwhile, back at the translator
The demon is spinning
There are 13
Don’t do it
Colour me surprised
Seriously, you thought that would work?
You’d think Uncle Clive would have mentioned that
The movie is over
I liked the ending. I was not surprised about certain things, but was surprise it ended there.
Over all, as far as these things go, this movie wasn’t half bad.
Now a movie based on Anne Rice’s Sleeping Beauty books…
Now, it’s time to make some cheese biscuits
BtVS premiered 20 years ago today. Get off my lawn.
No… no my dear. Buffy premiered July 31, 1992.
Voodoo Doughnuts – awesome or just hype?
I went to Voodoo 2 so there were no lines, but less decor. It’s all about atmosphere (and seeing a cock and balls doughnut https://www.yelp.com/menu/voodoo-doughnut-portland/item/cock-n-balls-donut). I found most of their donuts to be all about the toppings. Mostly breakfast cereal piled high on top of regular donuts. The consensus I got from the locals was that one should go to Voodoo Doughnuts once in their lives for the experience. Then when you want really, really good donuts that have bizarre flavors like blueberry maple basil, head over to Blue Star Donuts.
I recall that there was talk of getting VD while we were in Denver, but decided not to.
It’s always best to avoid VD.
Oh…. wait…. donuts.
VD is best when there’s a cream center.
We really really really like the Voodoo here but standing in line is still atrocious. Plus it’s still the best place we’ve found for actually tasty vegan doughnuts.
I lack the words to describe how INCREDIBLY intrusive and frightening this is.
One of the many horrible things Republicans are trying to sneak through while the public is busy being distracted by other trump outrageousness.
H.R. 1313 gives employers the right to FORCE their employees to undergo GENETIC TESTING!
First step toward repair: undo gerrymandered districts so awful reps don’t keep getting re-elected due to large populations of blind party loyalists.
The isle of Mull was a good place to visit.
No sign of Paul McCartney though.
Or Bull from Night Court?
This… this is a choice deep cut sir
Thank you for getting it.
Speaking of donuts and beer. Friends have told me that I need to try this place.
Imagine the amazing leisure suit that a doughnut lounge lizard would wear.
We’re only a couple episodes in, but intriguing so far.
You just wait, mon ami. You just wait.
You just liked the imaginary bedroom scenes 🙂
Still not happy about the casting of Gal Gadot, and I know that trailers are a poor predictor of actual quality of movies. However, this trailer for Wonder Woman doesn’t look half bad. I’ve not been going to DC movies lately, but I might actually try this one.
She was the best part of the BvS movie.
I love Gal Gadot. She’s actually an authentic, non-whitewashed representation of what WW would truly be. DC actually got one thing right.
That being said I have 0 faith that DC won’t make this a “damsel in distress” misogynistic nitemare.
I really want to look forward to this, but I fear it will be as bad if not worse than the other DC movies as of late.
The surreal thing about the trip to Mull, was I a bought a packet of cheese flavoured pretzel bits..which has been packed in the USA and imported to Scotland..WTF!
I mean… the U.S exports item too, you know
Yeah but beer snacks?
Those are only intended to be eaten while drinking Miller High Life.
While watching Clue…dipping them in Mustard
Is that a Martin Mull reference??
Mull me maybe.
Another hubbiless evening
Crap joke for the day:
On a very cold winter night, three homeless men huddled up close to keep warm. In the morning, the guy on the right says, “I had a dream that someone was pulling on my dick.”The guy on the left says, “I also had a dream that someone was pulling on my dick.”…”The guy in the middle says, “I had a dream that I went skiing.”
Spent the weekend in California! Much-needed fun with friends and sunshine* and making the best of our Universal passes from last year. Any Harry Potter fan should really try to get there somehow someway somewhen to experience Hogwarts and Hogsmeade.
*Well, different sunshine.
This is how Civil War 2 begins and I’m not talking about the bad Marvel comic series
A sequel to the Guns n Roses song?
My hands are tied.
Ain’t that fresh.
CP: Brave Words, Braver Deeds — James Horner
I want the Ghost In The Shell movie to be good, but I really think it won’t be. It looks pretty but feels emotionally flat.
I really want Iron Fist to be good but so far the consensus is dull dull DULLLLLLLLLLL!
Are there full-season write-ups out there yet? The first negative reviews I saw were just for the first half of the season that was pre-released to press. It’s possible the 2nd half gets better.
CIP: My review of Luke Cage at the halfway point would have been very enthusiastic. . . . Before the second half completely fell apart.
While Luke Cage was uneven, I was generally engaged the entire viewing experience. I’ll give Iron Fist a shot, but I don’t see it as essential viewing prior to the “Defenders”, coming out.
Went to the doctor today and discovered turning 50 sucks. I have to have a bunch of test and I had to get the shingles vaccine. A word to you young’uns, don’t age
At least you get the shingles vaccine.
Out here it’s all clay tile.
I hope the “bunch of tests” are just routine stuff!
Aging sucks, but it beats the alternative. Actually, no, ageless immortality seems much better. Where are we on that?
Man, I’m glad I don’t have to contemplate turning 50 for a long while, aka October.
AKA you’ll still look 30….. vampire.
But you should see how he looks in that portrait he keeps hidden in the attic. . .
Grab a bunch of short stories for free:
Who knew that Trump’s warning about taco trucks everywhere extended as far as Saturn?
I for one welcome my empanada overlords
I was suppose to meet with a couple of friends for lunch after the doctor. Person A is ok with modern technology, person B isn’t. A told me to text him when I was done at the dr. And we would meet at B’s house. I got to B’s house before A and this is how the conversation went.
B: did you let A know you were coming?
Me: yes, I texted when I was leaving
B: so he’s on his way?
B: maybe I should phone A to make sure he got your text
Me: (thinking if A wanted a phone call he would have asked for one) I don’t think that’s necessary
B (picks up the phone and calls A). He’s not answering my call
A: rings the doorbell
I see beer and left over pizza in my supper future
A lazy, lazy evening in front of screens. The Expanse, Penny Dreadful, then Amy Schumer’s latest, which I recommend. Goodnight, mush.
I’m expecting to catch a cold in the next few days.
The morning new crew say I’m suppose to say “how about those Flames” to everybody I talk to
They’re a playoff team at the moment! More than I can say for many of the teams we support around here. :-/
Catching up. Lo Pan – Aubrey Plaza!
And scary as fuck…
Shitting where you eat
Look at it as a salad bowl built right into the kitchen!
Complete with salad tosser!
Ermmm.. “lettuce washer”
“Washer? I don’t even know her!”
Yeah, these jokes could go places from which we could never return. . .
I recall visiting a friend at his Greenwich Village apt., which was a tiny 2 BR shared by 4 dudes. Their one toilet was also in the kitchen/living room space, but it was at least enclosed behind plywood. It was about the size of a phone booth.
“Greenwich? I hardly knew…ich…”
I’m reminded of an episode of Louie.
Saw this at the arty cinema today:
It’s had rave reviews, but I found the rape of the main protagonist and her relationship with the rapist (even if it’s possible part of a plan) rather disturbing to say the least.
Well acted though.
Hubby say we will be able to replace my (11 year old) car this year. Woo Hoo!
I suggest a sporty Italian vehicle:
Maybe something more environmentally friendly.
The neighbour has a Lamborghini, the one beside him has a Porsche, and the one down the road has some sort of BMW convertible. I all for keeping up with the Joneses 😆
What I’m probably going to get is a Toyota Corolla IM
There’s a link to the first list of 17 short books.
I’m glad that he knows he ranked “Manos” way too low.
Compiling this list was an Herculean undertaking (Herculean! Ha!), so I’ll give the author a pass for some of his miscalculations.
Mitchell and Cave Dwellers should be 1 and 1A. If I ever died and hell/heaven was me stuck with being able to only watch 1 MST3K episode for eternity… it would be one of these
I could never get tired of Space Mutiny.
Pod People was my favorite
“Did you just turn into an owl and back real quick?”
“Thong, you stay and guard here”
“Uh..it ‘Dong’ sir”
“No wait it IS ‘Thong’ isnt it.”
“I’d shoot Donald Regan to prove my love for Lisa Foster”
Maybe… just maybe…. the greatest single joke in MST3K history.
Lots of good commentary. I may have to go back and watch the episodes I missed.
They are going to reboot The Matrix, WTF!
Honestly as bad as the last two were I kind of think this is a good idea
Neo’s story should have ended after the first one. I would have been fine with other stories based in the Matrix universe (ala the Animatrix) that were told from different character’s point of view.
I thought the 2nd one was a lot of fun, and it set up for a really great conclusion. . . which. . . . failed miserably in part 3.
Still don’t have a cold. It shouldn’t be long now
Almost bought a Nintendo Switch today, then common sense prevailed.
That’s a good lad
I seem to spend an inordinate time at the car wash lately
Maybe that’s why you feel like you’re getting a cold.
This. Literally 1000 times this
Made it home. Now, what to have for lunch
Interesting question on a podcast. What/who was your entry point into metal? Band or album
Def Leppard – Pyromania was my first major album (cassette!), of any genre.
I had to think about this one. I’m almost positive it was on the Sir-Mix-a-Lot album “Swass”, that I listened to non-stop in 5th grade. He and Metal Church do a version of Iron Man on it. I remember saying “this heavy music goes great with Mix’s raps!” Little did I know…
Since the only metal track I like is Ace of Spades, I’ll have to say Motörhead.
Is that because of their performance on The Young Ones? I’m sure we can find numerous “Metal” songs you’d enjoy. If you’re not careful, one of us will make a project of you, Van. 😉
One of us!!! One of us!!
Vanamonde Kilmister, has kind of a ring to it.
My older brother got his first job when he was 18 and after a year, he put money down for a new 4×4 Toyota pickup. This was a lust worthy vehicle at the time (think of Marty and Back to the Future). He also installed another lust worthy item, an Alpine cassette player. He promptly purchased eight cassette albums to show it off. I remember he had Journey, Genesis, Willie Nelson, and… Ted Nugent – Great Gonzos. That was the album that turned me on to great guitar playing. Politics aside, “Strangle Hold” is a great song.
Did he buy those 8 cassettes for 1 penny?
Was never much of a Nugent fan, even decades before learning he was a nut, but “Stranglehold” is brilliant. One of the greatest guitar anthems of all time.
Yeah, I eventually grew tired of him, but he was the stepping stone to Maiden and Maiden was the stepping stone to …. the Abyss.
Highly depends on your definition of metal. There was a time when Led Zeppelin was considered Heavy Metal. I was into that, and I was into Black Sabbath when Ozzy was still with them. I definitely had a phase in my teen years where I was into Iron Maiden. After that, Metal and I grew further and further apart. There was many a night sitting across a silent dinner table with blank stares that each of us could read as meaning “what happened to you?”. We eventually separated completely. Not in a War of the Roses cataclysmic emotional explosion. Rather a colder and colder emotional desert grew between us and we just sort of forgot about each other.
Some days, if I’m waiting for info, I don’t get any work done. I haven’t decided if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. On those days, I basically have the day off. However, I then feel guilty because I took the day off.
Is that strange?
Read this short and tell me you aren’t reminded of Groundhog Day or Dark City and I will call you a liar:
In our office, we have a thing called Fun Friday where we get together for some sort of game such as a paper airplane challenge or bingo. I’m up at bat to run a game this Friday. Any ideas for cheap, fast games that can be played by 6-10 people?
(I’m no help at all)
I’d love to do that one if I could. Maybe with a fake hand?
If I had the budget I’d do live hungry hungry hippos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHjKjr0kNQ4
Another good group game is Spyfall
A serious suggestion: If you can fork out $20-25, then Werewolf is a blast. I saw that a friend of yours suggested something similar on FB.
Good choice I think the majority of Deadpanites have played this at my house during one of our meetups.
Holy crap, I only just remembered that today was the Ides of March.
Beware… or something.
…unknown 3rd step. Profit.
Gunpowder, treason and plot?
Time to go to work, Work all day, We need to assassinate hey!
We won’t stop until we have Ceasar dead!
Yum tum yummy tum tay!
Me+EssBee+Odd13 Brewing+Burgerchief food truck=outstanding
This equation is made of Win!
Twas fun! And had been too long!
That keyboard riff in Monstrance Clock tho
Anyone watching Agents of Shield? After a hit and miss Ghost Rider storyline, this LMD storyline can do no wrong. Fucking amazing. Maybe the best the show has been
I couldn’t get through the Ghost Rider story. 🙁
Worse than Nicholas Cage?
I’ve never liked the Ghost Rider character.
Then skip past that storyline. Seriously, the LMD story is amazing. Start at ep 8. I think that’s the last Ghost Rider/first LMD
I’m still the healthiest one in the house
Poor hubby. Has to work late agIn tonight and still not feeling well. Unfortunately, it’s not something he can easily beg off of.
Butter spreading technology seems to be beyond me today. I think I got more on my hand then on the bread
I blame the cat. 🙂
We should develop an App.
(That’s a million dollar idea right there)
One day a little girl was sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly noticed that her mother has several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast on her brunette head.She looked at her mother and inquisitively asked, “Why are some of your hairs white, Mom?” Her mother replied, “Well, every time that you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turns white.”The little girl thought about this revelation for a while and then said, “Momma, how come ALL of grandma’s hairs are white?”
I washed my car yesterday, now it’s snowing. Go figure
CP: Lower On Your List Of Priorities — Roomful of Blues
CP: Tablescrap – Stolen Babies
It’s Thursday, a day trip to see the Design Museum in London, it was interesting.
… and now it’s warm enough I cracked the window open. Gotta love springtime in the Rockies
To watch a movie or not to watch a movie? That is the question
Everybody I know loves it and I’m one of the rare people who have never watched it. Not watching a movie but have started Supernatural.
No PBP in case there are others like me who haven’t seen it but might want to watch it.
Side note: what is the length you’re suppose to wait for a show (that’s still running) before you can call spoilers?
It’s on S12, you are good.
It’s probably good form to see if any other latecomers want to get into the show too.
I’ve never seen it (surprise), but I know some folks who are crazy sauce for Supernatural. I’m fine with spoilers, though.
I’m currently in season 6
Their pilot dies in season 7 after landing the ship when a random spike impales him through the front window.
If you only knew what role planes play in this series 🙂
And I haven’t seen anyone called Wash or Alan Tudyk.
I’m current on Supernatural so spoil away.
Has Lo heard of this?
Should I be excited?
You should always get excited!
Watch the first three episodes of supernatural. It’s sort of is maybe a cross between X-Files and Buffy? It’s a little rough but I’m assuming like most shows it will pick up as it goes along
Has anyone watched the first season of Into the Badlands? I saw a commercial for the 2nd season today and I wanted a little feedback on whether it really is as cool as it looked.
It has a load of wire fu. Some pretty girls do a lot of fighting as does the hero.
So it’s all good.
It’s snowing again
Ok, marathoned two more episodes. I ended on Bloddy Mary which, so far, is my favourite. It had the b horror vibe that I liked.
Not sick yet. Although that might change if the cat doesn’t stop with her 4am wake up calls
This is a neat easter egg..
Go to the O’Reilly Autoparts website http://www.oreillyauto.com
In the search box type in 121G and hit search.
Android users, 2 but Cowboy is free this weekend:
I agree that S2 if the expanse has not been as good as S1 so far but this is still good news:
Interesting story, great special effects, hampered by wooden acting and a mess of a script. Hopefully things will smooth out going forward.
I’m actually digging S2 more than S1, other than one unhappy character death.
Whose acting bothers you, Rhett?
Basically everyone aboard the ship, especially Jim. I think that the detective dude Joe was doing a passable job. Fred Johnson is probably the most believable actor on the show.
Miller is my favorite, although Chrisjen has gotten much more interesting.
The Fred Johnson guy played a great minor character on The Wire.
Having read the books, Hubby and I actually have a bit of trouble with the casting, especially Amos.
The only one we thought was dead on was Chrisjen Avasarala
The nerds are doing some very cool things these days at ASU.
CP: Rivers And Roads — The Head And The Heart
EssBees Blonde is fucking delish! *cough*
Although it’s making you cough. . .
Finally, we’re somewhat current on shows – now caught up on The Expanse, The Magicians, and Legion.
Though, I haven’t caught the second episode of The American’s new season….so, I guess I have to retract.
I don’t get it here 🙁
It’s worth the wait
This is in NO WAY A SPOILER (as long as you don’t read the comments)
This week’s Legion included a cover of David Bowie’s “Oh You Pretty Things” by Lisa Hannigan. It’s goddamn spectacular. Take a couple minutes and give it a listen
Agree. Hauntingly beautiful
Herpy Paint Satricks DFey!!!!!!!!!
Be careful what you pick up in bars.
I don’t care so much about the game, but dig that music.
Well you knew it was coming.,
Have you been drinking EssBee’s blonde?
It’s Saturday, it must be Carlisle, after a quick road trip to the Scottish Borders.
Well knock me down with feather, that lead actor from Legion is English and was in Downton Abbey
Well he does a better yank accent than Dick Van Dyke does a cockney one.
HOW DARE YOU?!?!?!???!!!!!!
Nah you’re spot on. Dicky is dreadful
It’s a low bar.
He’s also the voice of the Beast
Watched the Oasis pilot, it intrigued me enough that I hope it gets a full season.
I don’t want my fangs too long
The moon to my left is a part of my thoughts
And a part of me is me
Forever is the wind
I don’t want my fangs too long
Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry dies
No Lo, show respect and stop playing with your ding a ling.
C’est la vie, say the old folks.
I’m not going to cry over the passing of an individual who lived til 90 and will be forever remembered in the history books. I will tip my cap
So. . . There are reports of outrage over Wonder Woman’s shaved armpits in the new trailer. . .
Is this right-wingers taking a handful of I’ll-informed social media complaints out of context to paint a picture of easily-triggered liberals trying to oppress decent folks with PCism run wild?
Or are there truly a bunch of people out there with objections to a strong female character complying with a beauty standard they personally find oppressive?
*ill, not I’ll. Stupid autocorrect.
Get Nina from 99 red balloons to sort it out, she ain’t afraid of underarm hair.
I think this is about DC digitally bleaching Gal’s already shaved pits. “Nope, nope that’s not smooth enough”. It doesn’t bode well.
Hey, Deadpan! I felt like catching up on Deadpan comments tonight.
On the subject of metal songs – Jack, thanks for sending me “Defender” by Manowar as my Earbuddies song that one time. I still like it and listen to it. 🙂 Rhett, thanks for introducing me to Nevermore, too.
On Thursday night I celebrated 20 years of being a Star Wars fan by watching the S1 season finale of Star Wars Rebels and drinking a blue milk. I like it, although slightly less than The Clone Wars, which was one of those shows where I was genuinely sorry that it was over when I got to the end, because it was so good.
Agree on Clone Wars!!!!!!
Defender is just marvelous.
We focus on your death
We focus on your death
You share not the blood of ours
Thus we focus on your death
(spoilers in the article) The Penny Dreadful story will continue in comic format.
Bruce Sterling’s SXSW keynote address, giving his take on the possible social models to come.
Glad you like the blonde, Lo. I think it’s a bit hippy.
B-ball overload here!
The hips are really what make it work.
Hey man, is that Freedom Rock?
Well, turn it up man!
I have a friend, who writes kids books (around age 8 or so), who has written a romance. He asked me to take a look at it. I’m not sure why. I don’t even like chick-flicks, let alone romance books.
You may get a few choice lines and groans over the next few days.
I opened the bag of cough drops on the sink with the cat nearby, thinking, “Uh oh, the cats going to think this is a bag of cat treats.” I then reached into the bag for a cough drop, and felt a bunch of cat treats.
And not the kind you get from Lindsey Lohan
To be fair… I’d take the slow clap to be able to say I had been with Lindsey Lohan. Something about that gross hottie gets me going
We watched the first few episodes of Iron Fist and give it a thumbs up. Kung Fu fun!
Really? That’s good to hear. Not many like it
Perhaps the kid’s alright, yeah.
Yes, it is good to hear! The negative reviews have been very discouraging.
The lass who plays a Colleen is bloody English.
We just got back from seeing the new Kong flick, which is apparently not linked in away to the Peter Jackson snoozefest. It was good monster fun. Stay for the post-credits scene.
Van, I can’t remember what you’d said about it?
Nah. I really really liked the Peter Jackson Kong.
I was so ready to love that movie. . . I wish it had been an hour shorter.
Yeah it was a tad long
That’s what she..
I agree, someone should create a Kickstarter to pay an editor to fix all of Peter Jackson movies.
Could have done with more Kong.
No worries. I’m still your king
Death to all but metal.
In the book of Heavy Metal.
Turbowolf is working on a new album. EXCITE!
Today the early release of Mass Effect is available to those of us who pre-ordered. Coincidentally, I just finished my last game yesterday. I know what I’m doing after supper tonight.
I have it on pre-order as well, but I’m not going to start until Teresa’s traveling on business.
I’m still playing HZD, so I’ll have to wait to start Andromeda.
It’s been getting slagged off on twitter, still the Ars Technica review is fairly positive:
I think I’m going to clean my desk today.
God damn Van with the goddamn Carly Rae Jepsen stuck in my head
Call me, maybe.
HEY! I just met you
Baby, you’re a firework.
There’s Jack, coming at you like a dark horse.
Work potluck tomorrow. what should I bring?
I’d pass on the leftover corned beef and cabbage.
with some soggy bread
I tend to always bring desserts to these things. Who doesn’t like dessert? (aside from the Crossfitters)
Hubby always wants to bring Hickory Sticks, or donuts. If I’m going, I veto that and make something sweet
Just bring yourself you great sassy man.
Oh and chips/drink. Everyone needs chips or a drink
i like your style
A chip/drink? Like French Onion Mountain Dew?
CW: Last Man on Earth
Yas byatch YAS!!!! It is SO good.
So I’m that relative now.
I’m just left wondering how bad it’s going to get before August:
So far, neither one of us are in the countries targeted, Van.
Shakespeare insult generator:
Lunch with the boss today
Time for a hair cut
Delayed response: Hickory Sticks are delicious. They’re like a smoky version of Andy Capp’s Pub Fries.
Not familiar, but I did consume an inordinate amount of Chick-O-Sticks at the public swimming pool in my youth.
I’ll bring some in August
Posted for everyone, but especially because my main squeeze is such a major Brian Kesinger fangirl.
I didnt realize he was an OC Kid, like me!
Love his artwork!!!!!!
Work potluck finished. Someone brought a bag of cold mcdonalds cheese burgers, burt chicken wings, and a unidentifiable green salad that looked like pure wasabi. I brought pastries.
*burned chicken wings
Maybe burned chicken wings could be OK. . . otherwise I’d have only eaten the pastries.
Or maybe the burt chicken wings.
We would call everything but the pastries half assing it at my office.
Or what my supervisor would bring.
I spotted an interesting comment from some random dude on a conservative comic artist friend’s wall:
“SJW “Diversity” is diversity in race, religion, nationality, gender, sex, financial status etc…..Everything,
SJW don’t want free speech or the exchange of thoughts and ideas…They want an echo chamber”
I don’t agree with his views at all, but I think it’s a pretty telling glimpse into that mindset. I think a lot of us often wonder what the hell they’re thinking – – and why they’re so hostile.
I can’t say for certain, I too have witnessed several postings decrying “political correctness” as antithetical to free speech. I’m not sure who this message is directed at. As far as I’ve seen, most people want thoughtful discourse on issues. But if you are invoking free speech to spout hateful messages, then it is other’s free speech right to call you out as a douche bag. If your speech is so hateful it becomes harassment, then it is no longer protected speech.
1.25 episodes in. . . . The bad guys are awful awful awful and have no apparent motive for the things they do. Danny Rand also isn’t the most likable guy. It’s also troublingly reminiscent of Arrow.
Otherwise, it’s OK so far. Shaky, but OK. Those things can be fixed. It’s not the trainwreck of the Luke Cage’s last 5-6 episodes (yet?).
I just wait for the bits with Colleen in and snooze through the rest.
Haven’t started watching yet. I did catch the Flash/Supergirl musical crossover. I liked it.
Trainwreck????? Sometimes I wonder if we watch the same program. Luke Cage wasn’t fully Luke Cage until then. Granted there were some unnecessary episodes in the middle but that show was amazing from start to finish.
Then again you didn’t like Captain America… 😛
Without spoilers – – LC lost me when my favorite character was basically replaced by another who was really unbearably ridiculous.
Ah see there it is. While I liked your favorite character enough I relished the ridiculous (and very comic accurate) inclusion of the new guy. I loved him lots only because he was vintage Luke Cage material. But if you prefer the more toned down version of your favorite character I guess I can see that
Today i think I’m going to clean out mar car
Today is all about bureaurcracy
I’ve been hearing good things about Doom 2016 and seeing that it’s on sale at Amazon for $20, I couldn’t pass it up. Hopefully I’ll find time to play it sometime.
Hubby liked it
When mentioning “Doom 2016,” you’ll need to specify whether you’re referring to the game or the election.
Yuck. And 100% accurate
Bunny’s hubby liked it, but that probably cause he is Canadian.
I’ve started reading my friends romance. In the first chapter, a guy goes on a blind date. The girl brings her cat, will give it kisses and say things like, “I love my pussy. I have the best pussy in the world”
I can’t decide if this is meant to be a double entendre or not.
Whole = hole
Sally Met Sally quote:
She’d be thirty in a couple of months and there was no hope in sight
…she had what many men called the most perfect breasts, and a beautiful rear end
Was this written by a man?
Yes. Under a pseudonym
…after joining the dating site, she lost count of the number of penis pics she’d been sent
… once in a while she’d even had one-night encounters, which filled a whole, quite literally
You know when you are getting old when it takes you all night to do once what you once did all night.
Well, that’s all I can handle at this point. Will continue reading later
“all I can handle”
“Well, that’s all I can handle at this point.”
Also a quote from the book?
No. A quote from me. I can only take so much of that
Also a quote from Doom 2016 – the election
The themes of demons and Mars seem applicable whether your talking Trump politics or the game.
Ha! Or perhaps the Trump Administration is better suited to the theme of Castle Wolfenstein.
This needs to be in the next dystopian film:
“all these things will fade like tears in the rain. Time to die.”
Anyone playing mass effect andromeda? 1 hour in and I’m alrady annoyed with the characters. They talk like millenials and the krogan sounds like a character off sesame street.
I have my shrink wrapped copy at home, but I probably will later this month. So far most of the critics have said it falls way short of the first couple. I’ll play it regardless.
I’m about two hours in. So far it’s ok, but not quite up to the first trilogy
… back to our story
… soon she’d be beyond child bearing age, and that seem the main reason to get married
… she did have her trusty companion she nicknamed Boris the Boner, in her bedside table
Oh my God.
The book then goes on about how she can’t Take Boris to a restaurant but could try taking him to the movies.
Why am I reading this again?
Here rhe male lead of the story thinks back to his previous girlfriend. They were even engaged to be married. Then her beloved pet hamster, Oscar, dies. So she dumps our protagonist, quits her job, and joins a monastery run by an “obscure cult”
I wish I was making this up
… lizard people secretly run the world
And that’s it for now. I need another break befor I start chapter five
If you get tired of that author you can always try Chuck Tingle.
Unfortunately, I know the author and said I would read the book. I’m glad I don’t leave ratings on Good Reads for people I know
CW: Lizzo at SXSW!! On TV via YouTube…
Hey! We saw her live yah!
I saw that there was “the entire water scene fight” released for Ghost in the Shell, now they are releasing the first 5 minutes of the movie:
I have to say this says more to me than anything else that this is going to be a stinker. These are desperate techniques used when a film is showing signs that it’s going to tank (e.g. John Carter of Mars).
The first 17 minutes of Guardians of the Galaxy was released early. That film kinda did ok. Just saying. Ghost may be a terrible film but its not a desperate technique at all. Its a strategy
Good point. I didn’t realize Guardians did that too.
I think this strategy is aimed at trying to sway people that may have been swayed by the white-washing backlash. I’m a big fan of the original material, so I understand why there is a lot of anger at the casting ScarJo. I’m also pretty sure nothing will convince those people to like the film. Other people are a different story.
I don’t have a problem with the casting. I just want them to make a good movie. But I haven’t been impressed with what I’ve seen: great effects, emotionally flat. And the 5 minute preview is more of the same.
I agree and if Mamoru Oshii isnt pissed off at the casting I won’t be either. Thing about this film is I really believe they have a love of the original and tried to be as faithful as possible… but there’s just some things you can’t do live action. Emotion? Sure, that may be one of them.
The thing is.. the Major isn’t an emotionless automaton in the source material. The trailers and clips haven’t shown any of that side yet. I’m expecting a pretty movie, but not much else. If I keep thinking that, I’ll probably not be disappointed. I hope.
Amazon has declared March the month of Metal, so it must be true. Right?
It is the month with the Ides of March.
That’s rather selfish. Doesn’t every month deserve an Ides of March?
Caesar would beg to differ.
After lunch, I’m going to knuckle down and read my book. My kindle says it’s only a two hour read. I figure I’d probably get through it faster if I just read it instead of taking time to mock it.
Have I mentioned I’m not a romance type of person? This book is so not aimed at me.
I think he’s missed out on the intelligent romance reader as well.
Please don’t use the phrase “knuckle down” when referring to this book.
Here is the backstory for this “romance” book.
I know many authors, both through work and personally. Author A, who writes children’s books, was taking to Author B, who makes a very good living writing romances. When talking to each other, Author A told Author B anybody can write a romance. They are formulaic and require no brain power.
Author B basically said, he’s wrong so either put up or shut up.
This is the result. What this proves is that author A was wrong. The crazy thing is, he’s genuinely proud of this book.
I would recommend people read this book just for the laughs but he’s also asking way too much for it. It’s a 200 page (small size) book and he’s asking $5 US for it.
If nothing else, I will have to tell him to lower the price
However, it would seem that there’s no correlation between quality* and high sales in that market, based on the successful numbers of the Fifty Shades and creepy dinoporn books.
*Note, I’m assessing their quality based on the commentary of others. I’ve never read any of them. Not even “Velocirapture.”**
**Note, if there isn’t a book in that creepy subgenre called “Velocirapture,” then there needs to be.
This book feels like it was written by a 13 year old boy.
The female lead is so dissolutions with dating guys she’s considering “switching sides”
with his lack of knowledge, he, unintentionally, goes on and insults every gay person I know, both male and female.
Anyone still listen to cassettes? I do.
Nope. We rarely even listen to CDs
I still have The Black Hole soundtrack on cassette tape,..
i used to have that tape!
I have that book and record!
I have the LP as well you bloody amateur!
..and a model of Maximilian.
I have no idea where my VINCENT action figure went.
I have a fist for your face you Yankee fathering git!!!!!!!
THOU JARRING FAT-HEARTED GUDGEON!
Oh you had my heart at “gudgeon”
Do you need to borrow a pencil?
And – – I kid. I still have a handful of cassettes that I can’t part with – – including my cherished Maxells from the Matt Mango studio sessions – – even though I don’t have an actual cassette player anymore. I had so many cherished mixtapes of songs I’d copied from friends’ CDs. They’ll always have a place in my heart.
I have some sealed maxell xl2 tapes, one with which I made and 80s mix. There’s something super nice about trying to create a good mixtape.
I ♡ mixtapes
Ditto. I have a few I can’t part with either like the Mr. Bungle self titled album where ‘quote Unquote’ is still titled ‘Travolta’, the Fishbone ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ E.P and a bad copy of a 90’s band from Greeley that I will never ever be able to find the actual album of.
Back in the day, I remember how excited I was to have a ghetto blaster that could use “metal” cassette tapes, not the genre but metal grade cassette tapes (IEC Type IV). Like Jack I have some old cassette mix tapes stored somewhere, but I haven’t listened in over a decade.
I saw someone selling a sealed metal blank tape on ebay for 175 dollars today.
JW: Legion E7
Nice use of the that English actors accent there.
Legion is something I’ll have to wait until it gets to Netflix as we don’t get it here.
I don’t have a Hulu subscription and I don’t plan to get one. I guess I have to wait too.
Hulu has been a lifesaver for us here. It’s all we watch. Well, 85%. We only watch Netflix for the Marvel stuff and a few shows.
I have to go through my budget and trim some monthly subscription costs. If T Cat really wants to see this and The Handmaid’s Tale, we can make it happen. It’s just more stuff to juggle.
It’s on iTunes in the UK.
I don’t watch it via iTunes.
Best episode IMHO
To be fair to my friend, it could be the best written romance in the world and I would probably still mock it. I did tell him that when he asked me to read it.
CP: Welcome To The Occupation — R.E.M.
LOL, I’ll just leave this here.
Figures, but the law is on her side.
Holy balls amazing..
And no one was supposed to be able to sing it.
Wow. Thanks for sharing
Most disappointing Marvel season…. Iron Fist S1 or Daredevil S2?
Those who have seen both…. go
I’ll start. Daredevil S2 was a piece of fucking atrocious shit. The super super promising and wonderful Punisher story gave way to an absolutely stupid Hand/Electra story with “hey the Punisher is still here sorta!”. This season was like being in an abusive relationship. You see the good in the person and know it’s there, but you just can’t get over the punches to the face.
FUCK Daredevil Season 2.
Oh also I haven’t seen Iron Fist yet.
Wow. I’ve already stated my least favorite. . . Luke Cage started off wonderfully. The first half was amazing. Then the second half turned to shit. Also it was too black. (That’s satire)
I’m such an Elektra fan, and the actress was so perfect for the role, that I was able to forgive the shortcomings of DD S2. And her storyline got better as the season progressed. Still, you’re not wrong.
I’m 5 into Iron Fist, and actually really digging the show. I hope it doesn’t go south.
Yeah it looks like you and I perfectly swap feelings for the second halves of Luke Cage and Daredevil S2
I enjoyed S2 of Daredevil more, the Punisher and Electra story arcs being the best parts.
As for IrOn Fist it’s watchable, but the only interesting charcter is Colleen.
..and FFS Marvel get better villains, bring back Red Skull if you have too..
Actually that has been the best part of the Marvel TV universe… their villains are much much better than the mostly one and done film baddies
You haven’t watched Iron fist yet.
Episode 6 directed by Rza!
CP: Mercyful Fate – Desecration of Souls
Not to be confused with Megadeth’s Tornado of Souls… which is just as excellent
Back in early January, the local Cdn music channel did their top 50 music videos of all time. The CW Fat Boy Slim video was in the top 20
Today is cookie day
Pokies re screaming in the oven. In about ten minutes my house will be filled with yum
*sigh*. Pokies = cookies
Must head out. Hubby got a chip in his brand new windshield so I’m off to get it fixed.
We’re giving the car to Boo next week so we want to make sure it’s perfect for her.
Fact: The newer the windshield, the more attractive it is to flying rocks and debris.
CP: I Hung My Head — Sting
Never underestimate bad luck:
So it goes.
It’s been disproven that humans only use 10% of their brains – – except in my case, today. 10% would be overestimating. When is naptime?
Ok, Iron Fist, the episode where Danny sleeps with Colleen.
Is this the first Marvel series where the hero asks for confirmation of consent by saying ‘are you sure?’
Fuck Marvel, is it the first time for any superhero series.
Seriously! Goddammit Van
Speaking of consent, I vote that Jack is allowed to delete spoilers without Van’s.
Oh Pfft! It’s one fucking scene in 12 hours of episodes.
No it’s not dumb dumb! It’s the entire lead-up to that scene being spoiled too.
So you saying I’m the only one who can do spoilers?
I’m saying youre the only one that does spoilers here…yeah. YEAH!!!!!!!!
Sweet talking will get you everywhere
So whAt you doing over there? Get your ass over here.
Such a tramp!
Speaking if Iron Fist… everyone freaking out about a white male being cast in the role knows that Iron Fist was a white male in the comics, right? This isn’t a Ghost in the Shell whitewashing… a LOT of people out there are still freaking out about him being a white man
He was a white guy in the comics. A friend who loved the old Iron Fist books said that a lot of people didn’t take him seriously as an Iron Fist because he was white, which was part of the character and series.
Also, a big part of his back story is that he was born into the most privileged of lives, only to lose it all at a young age. That kinda thing really works best with a white dude.
I’m not getting the hate for this show.
So a bit like Arrow then.
It’s the 21st Century, they could have cast an Asian actor who is actually trained in martial arts, it’s not as if they slavishly stick to the comics story arcs.
What Van said. In 2017 it’s hard to take a white guy mansplaining Kung Fu to the Asian karate teacher. The Asian folks speaking up about this we’re asking for a fresh take in a recasting with an Asian actor.
I get that but had you cast an Asian actor folks would me up in arms that an Asian character is being kung-fu stereotyped again. The mansplaining I can understand why that’s hard to take. I just don’t think casting an Asian actor would have fixed everything. It’s a hard character to do in 2017
It was uncool to show up in a sensei’s dojo and and spout bullshit at her — but he’s a naive arrogant deuche, who hopefully grows as part of his arc.
Also– I read that scene as a dude who literally devoted his entire life in a secret Asian monastery to becoming the best of the best of the best. Not mansplaining, maybe monksplaining.
To be clear, I fully acknowledge that Hollywood and Marvel Cinematic whitewashing exists. I won’t defend the casting of white Tilda Swindon as The Anciet One — even if she and the movie were still good otherwise.
This show is a lot like Arrow.
I love it when I type something up and Safari crashes and it’s all gone.
It’s just the universe fucking with you.
Also, dammit, Can!
Ha! That’s your punishment for spoilage. Autocorrectiin of your very name!
I shall do the can can for you.
Video posted on FB or it didnt happen
You can’t handle my can can.
Watched the Assassin’s Creed movie last night. I know it’s a fine line they had to walk in both pleasing those familiar with the game and those who weren’t.
I’ve played all the games, hubby only has passing knowledge based on what I’ve told him.
I think my biggest complaint (being as vague as possible for spoilers), is they took the story from the first game and completely rewrote it. The Apple of Eden is the main get in the first game, for completely different reasons than those they used in the movie.
Seriously, either use a different Piece of Eden for your story, or stay faithful to the game your copying. At least in the game, the reason they wanted the Apple made sense. Not the nonsense they came up with for the movie.
And what was that bit at the beginning? They never do that to newly recruited Assassins in the game. Not once.
Apparently, the movie did well enough in the Asian markets they are considering a sequel.
I think I’m going to take out my aggressions on some aliens before our company shows up.
CP: Mass Effect Andromeda
I’ve managed a little over an hour in the game so far. My first impression is that I like the greater level of detail the PS4 gives verses my 360 version, but so far Andromeda lacks the visceral punch of the previous games. This game feels more point and click than tactical. The other slight disappointment is the music isn’t as strong. I’m still having fun, but it isn’t as compelling as the first games, so far.
Just bought this
I’d like to thank the Republican party for turning me on to this. I hadnt heard about it until they stared bitching and moaning. Well done fuckfaces! Can’t wait til its added to my kids’ collection
The irony is beautiful.
The Debbie and Carrie Celebrartion of life is being live streamed here
Its kind of very wonderful
Saw it on HBO and it was great.
I am the one who preys on weak
I offer everything they seek
And I am the son who comes into the daughters of men
Harvesting crops of fields that others have plowed
I am the one, lascivious
I am the son of one below
The progeny of beast of woe
And I am the one who comes into the daughters of men
Destroying all and make them want it again
I am the son, lascivious
He is the one desacralizer
He is the son of the enticer
The all seeing subterranean kaiser
He is the way, he is the way
I am the way
And you invited me to stay
However fair and pure, you crave the wand
You see through me what lies beyond
I am the one lascivious
I am the one lascivious
I am the one lascivious
With magic potion niveous
-Ghost – Jigolo Har Megiddo
I forget how good Mr. Robot is until I start watching it again.
Just finished S2 E3
As good as S1 was, I found S2 a slight letdown. I understand that the confusing narrative was allegory to Elliot’s own struggling perception of reality, but in S1 was good about explaining what the dangers were and what the character’s motives were. I found myself not caring as much about everyone’s fate in S2.
Wow, remember when we were all disgusted with Arnold? He’s really done some good things recently.
Yeah I’m glad for this. He’s still kind of a creep but at least he’s a creep with SOME good morals.
I would reccomend giving ‘Life’ a miss out at the cinema.
It’s cliched ending makes it more deserving of a night in while imbibing plenty of booze.
Like I said on FB that disappoints me. Was looking forward to good bigger budget b film
I’ve seen some reviews claiming they are telling an Alien story in a new way.
Pfft! They obviously haven’t seen any horror flick from the 70’s.
Interesting AV Club review headline – tho I can’t read for spoilers
“Iron Fist gets better once it admits Danny Rand is the worst”
I wonder if this is true
Still not done with the series, but that sounds right.
Hey! Why all the hate for me? I do the best I can.
Iron Finn? A Finding Nemo/Marvel crossover.
It’s potatos and Pete’s night!
My son has decided we need to make potato chips and watch Pete’s Dragon
So…it will be so
This is an excellent idea. Smart son.
You should show him the 70s version. You know, the next time he’s being naughty.
He actually said he wants to see that one now. He’s been warned once…. I will not warn him again. That will be his own hell to sit thru
Oh look at that! My son watched Pete’s Dragon too!
Sorry for the confusion. Back to making mediocre TV for me!
I suspect Iron Finn is your beer talking to you.
Ironically not much to drink last night…
I’ve got your back, IF
ZX Spectrums forever:
But there is an “i” in masturbation.
I don’t want
When I think about me
I touch yourself
I bop, you bop, a she-bop.
A do do do A da da da is all I want to say to you
Actually, a very interesting behind-the-scenes look. No really.
“If you can’t be the best, make the best of being the worst.”
(This is the grown-up recollections of the woman who played the little girl in “Manos: The Hands of Fate.”)
That was a fascinating read…and also the closest I ever want to come to actually seeing this movie.
Oh come now, you HAVE to have seen the MST3K version, no?
Manos and Space Mutiny are among the required MST3K episodes.
How criminally underrated are Timi Hansen’s bass lines on the Don’t Break the Oath album?
The musicians around King Diamond have always been extremely talented – – once you get past he high-pitched screechy laughter.
I’ve never noticed the bass on that record, but I’ll listen for it the next time it comes up.
If you just listen to the title track you’ll get a good idea. It’s just interesting because you don’t really notice the bass on Melissa like you do here. Maybe that was a remastering thing
Speaking of basslines… Opeth covering Alice in Chains.
I’ve loved this version for a while now
Every club concert.
“I couldn’t tell if he liked us or hated us”
It’s sooooooo black:
Super black is the new black.
Once you go super black…
Another day, another iOS update.
New file system is installed so you may want to back up before doing the update.
I didn’t but the update seemed to go ok on the phone.
My phone update had to be done twice. The ipad went without a hitch
CP: Game Over — Ramin Djawadi
Apparently, The Expanse could still end up on the chopping block:
At least we’ll get a S3
For you Dresden Files fans.
As Van would say “HO HO HO!!”
What the shit? Who else here had no idea that Tesla’s ‘Little Suzi’ was a cover?