Firsties you fuckers!!
The ‘firstie’ is the blog equivalent of saying how awesome being single is.
I’m immune to your sarcasm.
Oh that was spite, friend.
That as well!
From last page
Dammit! You may not know him but you know his voice. He will be missed
After looking at his obituary I don’t think I do.
Space Ghost Coast to Coast was an extremely important part of my formative years
I hope he had some fun and meaning in his life. 154 is too young, but 54 is way too young.
By the power of Greyskull we have the power. We are Deadpan. *queue lightning*
Not that I’m likely to ever play Talisman again, but it makes me happy to know that it’s still out there. I hope one of these two can keep it alive.
As GW reputation has descended and FFG’s has increased, I’m kind of happy to see FFG distance themselves from GW. I would imagine FFG would take the opportunity to introduce new IP to fill in the gaps and GW will be forced to do the board gaming thing on their own.
Wuuuuuuut you say?
[english] FFG will make more original games.
Games Workshop will take it on themselves to publish their own board games based on their Warhammer & Bloodbowl franchises. [/english]
It seems like the FFG logo is everywhere in the game shop. They’ll be fine.
So GW/Warhammer/W40K is actually an enormous, corrupt, evil, self-serving movement with fanatical followers, whose primary product line features an enormous, corrupt, evil, self-serving movement with fanatical followers?
Do you agree with their episode recommendations?
There’s too many, frankly, to recommend. But yes I do but I would also add Chambraigne. Girl Hair may be the finest 15minutes ever made
There seems to be a new comment thread. Go figure.
Crap joke for the day:
Before going to Europe on business, a man drives his Rolls-Royce to a downtown New York City bank and asks for an immediate loan of $5,000.The loan officer, taken aback, requests collateral. “Well then, here are the keys to my Rolls-Royce,” the man says. The loan officer promptly has the car driven into the bank’s underground parking for safe keeping and gives the man the $5,000.Two weeks later, the man walks through the bank’s doors and asks to settle up his loan and get his car back. “That will be $5,000 in principal, and $15.40 in interest,” the loan officer says.The man writes out a check and starts to walk away. “Wait, sir,” the loan officer says. “You are a millionaire. Why in the world would you need to borrow $5,000?”The man smiles, “Where else could I find a safer place to park my Rolls-Royce in Manhattan for two weeks and pay only $15.40?”
Clever Joke of the Day!
10 more days!
And a big thank you to those who have already given!
Another big fucking day. My fingers are cramped from constantly crossing.
Bridge of Sighs.
Lemmings! I’d forgotten what an addictive puzzle game this was, back in the day.
You know, even if it wasn’t “remade”, it seems like it make for a good port iOS and Android today.
And, yes, I remember that being quite the addictive game back in the day. I think I was much more into that one than Tetris.
There’S a clone called Flockers by Team 17 (the guys behibd Worms) on iOS that might give you that lemmings fix.
Now you do what they told ya
Sign up for the Tor newsletter and get a free ebook (worldwide this month):
Here’s a list of people you will see at comic cons. It’s very true.
So which one is you?
That just gets weirder and weirder as it goes.
BTW “Man-e-Comments” is fucking brilliant
In-laws are still here. They aren’t leaving until some time next week. Once they are gone, expect a play by play.
So I think I’m going to do some WW2 era sight seeing tomorrow.
So today I watched the first episode of S4 of Agents of SHIELD.
I have some misgiving about introducing Ghost Rider to the series..time will tell.
You? Misgivings? Pshaw
He just doesn’t seem to fit in this variation of the Marvel universe, still it was only the first episode.
Havent seen yet. You may be right
Me neither and I’m not a GH fan either.
Gah. I meant GR (ghost rider).
Google’s Home Page has this sentence at the bottom of the page, along with a link to a website.
“Change is Made with Code. Teen girls, take the first step and make your voice heard.”
I thought plenty of women were already in coding?
The more the merrier.
What he said. There are too few women in the industry.
It’s still viewed as something for boys. I’ve worked with scores of coders in my life, and probably only 2 or 3 of them were women.
I remember back in the late 80’s, reading an article in a gaming mag that the Atari ST conversion of Super Sprint was done by a woman, It was a novelty back then.
I remember reading a magazine article in the 80’s that had a rare photo of Van and Howard Carter unearthing Tutankhamun’s tomb.
I escaped the curse..muhwaa!!
Except that it was a 78-year-old woman, so all of the cars drove 10 mph in the fast lane.
(See, that’s an old people joke, not a sexist joke)
If you ever thought it wasnt a problem… this sums the problem as a whole up nicely
aaand Joss Whedon, not afraid to step up and take a stand.
And make me laugh.
NSFW because language.
I’m pretty sure he means the Save The Day video:
Funny! Cue the cries of “liberal Hollywood elites!”
So it took a lot of doing and stress, but we got the kids out to see Black Sabbath for their final tour. Everyone enjoyed themselves, including Ozzy.
Ozzy slayed it!
Recently watched pilots:
The Good Place – fun
Falling Water – curiosity piqued
Lethal Weapon – meh!
I pity any poor tourist trying to find rythme and reason with train prices in the U.K..
The return ticket price from Birmingham to Bletchley varied from 14 to 265 quid.
What that’s all about?
Happy Autumn Deadpan!
If you ever get to the UK,Bletchley Park museum is well worth checking out.
So the Mr. Robot season finale ends with two characters sitting outside of the Fry’s Electronics store that I go to all the time. Talk about meta.
Yep. I’ve reading online to get definitive proof, so far people have guess it is a store in CA or in Albuquerque. But the Aztec theme is only in Phoenix. In the shot, the sign out front is different, I think they used some stock footage from another store, but the front of the store is definitely the one off Thunderbird.
Cool. That Fry’s Electronics is a fun, unique building. I wonder if their pushy salespeople sold Elliott a warranty he doesn’t need.
Well ***spoiler alert***
Elliot wasn’t in that scene, but I may start looking at Fry’s employee’s a bit differently.
Today’s Google Doodle is cute, but I think it ended too abruptly.
I will only post Election content that makes me laugh.
Round and round she goes, where she lands, nobody knows
Hopefully it will hit a Walmart, since they’re already full of cheaply-made Chinese products anyway.
I wonder if somebody tried to milk him:
I can’t wait for the biopic.
My Boo is coming up later so we can have lunch with my in-laws.
Oh no. Seriously. :( Terry Jones is a major part of soooo many of the greatest comedy moments of all time.
We’re going to see Cleese and Idle live later this year. I wonder if this is going to be a factor. :-(
such sadness for a man who has brought such levity to me.
Get a years subscription to F&SF maginzine for 5quid or dollars;
Well nice to see the Tumbleweeds are back in town.
I didn’t find Magnificent 7 as magnificent as everyone else, but it’s fine. It’s a decent enough action flick.
I LOVED it!!!!
For a Western, I thought it was great
Fun! The actors were entertaining, the soundtrack was excellent for the them, and the villian was a classic villian and well-played by Peter Skaarsgard.
My only complaint was not allowing Vincent D’Onfrio shine in his role.
I’m having a hard time giving it a chance given both the original Seven Samurai and Magnificent Seven
Don’t forget Pixar’s remake of it… A Bug’s Life.
How could I? :)
Deeply skeptical, but maybe worth some investigating:
It’s the floppy countdown:
I don’t know what to feel bout that.
British Fantasy Award winners announced:
CW: Shameless (US) S7E1
I”m screaming at the TV; ‘You are going to get caught Debbie!!!!’
I’ve played an awful lot of those games mentioned.
Cool article. I remember that Orc’s Nest logo from old Dragon magazine ads.
I think that temple escape game is in our future.
Crap joke for the evening:
At the National Art Gallery in Dublin, a husband and wife were staring at a portrait that had them completely confused. The painting depicted three black men totally naked, sitting on a bench.
Two of the figures had black penises, but the one in the middle had a pink penis. The curator of the gallery realized that they were having trouble interpreting the painting and offered his personal assessment.
He went on for over half an hour explaining how it depicted the sexual emasculation of African Americans in a predominately white patriarchal society . “In fact”, he pointed out, “some serious critics believe that the pink penis also reflects the cultural and sociological oppression experienced by gay men in contemporary society”.
After the curator left, an Irishman approached the couple and said, “Would you like to know what the painting is really about?”
“Now why would you claim to be more of an expert than the curator of the gallery”, asked the couple?
“Because I am the artist, who painted the picture”, he replied, “In fact, there are no African Americans depicted at all.
They’re just three Irish coal miners. The guy in the middle went home for lunch”
The new aquarium in Scottsdale is pretty fun! Next time you’re here, we’ll have to make sure it’s on the itinerary.
Should we bring our swim suits?
The sharks said, “please do.”
The in-laws left early this morning. Now life should get back to normal… whatever that is.
How did they like the secret room?
It hasn’t been built yet so they didn’t see it. The electricion comes today, then the real work begins.
Just spoke to the contractor. Changed our flooring so there is a superseal barrier and a thicker underlay. I need my toes warm and toasty.
The in-laws gave us an amazing house warming/early Christmas gift. They bought us a gaming table with four matching chairs. No it is not a Geek Chic table, that would be a little crazy. But it is a neat hexagon double sided table. One side is covered in felt for card games, the other is wood for other type of tabletop games. (https://www.amazon.com/Sunny-Designs-Sedona-Table-Rustic/dp/B01D8NDHAK) It’s not scheduled to be delivered until the basement is done in November. We can’t wait.
Nice! Should come in handy during some future Great White Deadpan escapade.
Cool, looks like a prop for a western saloon.
I had a busy weekend. Teresa and Levi did their yearly volunteer service at the Grand Canyon. Cali and I hiked Camelback Mountain. Yesterday we all played the Vampire expansion for One Night Ultimate Werewolf.
Kudos for defeating Camelback!
We have Vampire, but we’re still not sold on the tokens. I think the jury is still out the for the adults, but the kids prefer the simpler basic Werewolf game.
The tokens take some getting use to, but overall we had a lot of fun. We were soon substituting older cards back. I think the Vampire pack lends itself to groups larger than 4.
So there you go. (not posting for the *snicker* title)
Wow. Sometimes junk email can be so close it’s scary.
I’m expecting a package by FedEx (although, not until later in the week).
I got an email saying FedEx tried to deliver a package today but nobody was home. I was actually out of the house this morning so even that had a little bit of credibility.
It said to print out the package lable and take it to my nearest FedEx facility within 24 hours or the parcel would be sent back.
Luckily, I know this isn’t how FedEx works, so didn’t open the lable or try to print it.
What I’m wondering is how many people in my position would have opened the attachment? I know it was a coincidence, but it was scary silly how close they were to my circumstances (which is what I know people are hoping for).
Seriously, I can see how people can fall for that.
That is scary. Spam/scammers have historically been comically transparent, but we have to be ready for the day when they’re mostly believable like this.
Bizarre, touching story.
So it took a while to convince the broadband tech support that not being able to enter my 63 character passphrase for Wifi on the new cable modem/router was not acceptable and yes I wanted the old modem/router reactivated which does at least accept my wifi password.
My own fault for not checking the forums as I would have then seen the horror stories about the new hub.
Well, good for you for taking a stand.
“I always make sure that I use a sixtythree character passphrase”. Is that you 63 character passphrase?
Now if I told you that I would have to kill you…
And this is not exactly a Martin Luther King stance, but I’ve decided I am not going to watch the debates. Any of them. I’ll do some due diligence to learn if anything significant is said, but it’s pretty unfathomable that anything would change my mind. Entertainment? No, I’m never entertained by this shit. Certainly not this year.
I’ll fulfill my civic duty in November, but I’m disgusted with the whole thing, and don’t want to participate any more than that. Anyway, we’ll be active enough if Trump wins, because not long after that, we’ll all be roaming the highways in packs, warring for gasoline and cans of dog food.
If you plan to watch the debates, then go right ahead with no judgment from me. This stance is for me.
(I was going to make a similar comment on Facebook, but I’d prefer not to keep checking in on the kinds of discussions that could create.)
I don’t thing you really need to watch the debates. They will be talked about ad nauseam by every news outlet until the next ones anyway.
Same. It’s been some time since I’ve watched any of the presidential debates. As the parties have become so polarized, the common middle ground is non-existent. That makes it kind of pointless to watch. There will be no grand centrist policies that will sway you away from your party of choice anyways. Add to the fact that this year’s campaign is a total sideshow. :p
Speaking of the elections, this probably will raise something, just not awareness. Also, probably NSFW.
Checking to make sure Ed is okay
I don’t know what part of Houston he is in
Anyone heard from him today?
I believe he’s on the outskirts, but yeah, it would be good to get a thumbs up from Ed, here and/or on FB.
I am alive and well, I appreciate the thoughts. While it’s far from where I live, it was about a mile and a half from where I was at work this morning.
Wow, that’s awfully close for comfort. Gad you’re safe and well, Ed.
So with the latest release of Opera browser, everybody now gets a free VPN that allows you to hide your IP,
What about those of us who don’t use Opera?
Good Morning Pan
The electricians are here to rewire the basement. Tomorrow the city inspector comes to check on the electrical. I think the basement work would go a lot quicker if the contractors were here more than two days a week.
It never ceases to amaze me how many people from the UK live and work here. One of the electricians is from there. He spotted hubby’s Liverpool scarf and we ended up talking football. He’s a Man U fan himself.
When I’m away from home and strangers start talking about footie:
So looks like you will get more of ‘.The Tick’:
How can I get more of something I never had?
There lies the conundrum.
You might need to be spoon-fed?
I’ll get my rabbit costume.
Little Johnny is approached by the lifeguard at the public swimming pool.
“You’re not allowed to pee in the pool,” said the lifeguard. “I’m going to report you.”
“But everyone pees in the pool,” said Little Johnny.
“Maybe,” said the lifeguard, “but not from the diving board!”
I’m glad they didn’t forget the battledroids.
Cool! I’m tempted to print it out and tack up in my work space.
I’ve decided to paint all my Star Wars: Imperial Assault characters. Some good inspiration here: http://www.madadventurers.com/color-spray-2/
CP: Warm Shadow (Dactyl Remix) — Fink
How can a d20 roll so many 1s??
Statistically, you should roll as many 20’s as 1’s but the ratio I’ve observed is 5:1 in favor of 1’s.
Maybe we should be playing GURPS instead.
You guys have seen the video about testing your dice, right?
I haven’t actually.
It’s part of this article.
Ok, I have to check this dice balance thing out. I have a few dice that I swear are balanced wrong.
(It was a metaphor, by the way)
Just look at the price, ouch!
I still want a set. :(
It’s also about $185 direct from Amazon. Still expensive though.
$185? We could almost buy our own ship for that!
Yeah, I know. As coffee table books go though, this tomb could break one in half under its own weight.
Our table cannot repel concept art of that magnitude!
Fuck. Go go gadget credit card. This stuff is my Kryptonite
Kind of addicted to Air Attack 2 on my iPad. :)
I’m currently addicted to Papers Please on the iPad.
I have that too and heard great things about it. :)
I dare anyone to say 3 nice words about last nite’s ‘debate’.
“I didn’t watch”
200 points for Texas!
I seriously covet this. I was always amazed that the artists could extrapolate such vivid so murals out of one giant pixely guy chasing another giant pixel.
That’s sex in a book. Hot!
Brand new Joy Formidable EP! Rad version of the Misfits’ ‘Angelfuck’ on it
Today the city inspector comes to make sure the electrician did a good job.
Van talks about the past:
So those art books remind me of a trend in the 70s and early 80s, where a publisher would print an expensive HB book with loads of sci-fi art from various sources, with a story (usually by a sci-fi author of the time) linking pictures together with a cheese story.
So there was spaceships of the galaxy, aliens of the galaxy and even a tour of the galaxy (which had a spy subplot by written by Robert Holdstock).
Van stops talking about the past.
Cringeworthy but still funny
I need a large stick. I have a wayward sock stuck between the washer and the dryer. I know we have a meter stick somewhere. I have the feeling it’s packed up with all the other stuff from the basement.
OH look. The drywaller is here. He’s taking measurements so he knows how much drywall he needs to get.
But does he know how much gypsum board he’ll need?
I haven’t had time to watch this yet, but I’m guessing it is good.
Must check later!
And when watching, remember that this is the “lesser” guitarist in the band, behind Tosin Abasi.
(Rhett, they’ll be here in November)
Might need to see that one.
Ummm. If you’re a fun guy, I guess?
JW: Aftermath E1
I have a hankering for a game day with the rhettros!!
We’ll have to set something up!
I dig this new song from Matt Mango:
Not to be confused with the pineapple pen song.
I could never get into gin. I’m more of a scotch kind of gal.
It’s still dark out. Why is it still dark out? The sun should get up when I want it to. Isn’t that how it works?
I don’t think anyone I know takes that route, but I hope my friends are safe. Sad news for those affected. :(
CP: New Song — Warpaint
If all goes according to plan, you will be subjected to Sinister 2 this afternoon
You will all be happy to here that the meter stick was not packed up. Hubby knew exactly where it was, and we were able to rescue the wayward sock.
The new home has yet to claim any socks then, in spite of its valiant effort.
A whole butt load of drywall is being taken to my basement
Now you’re just trying to set us off, with phrasings like that. ;)
This is how it begins.
I thought that particular clown phenomenon was regulated to Maine.
One more thing for the morning:
We have Canadian partners visiting us this week, and today – – of all the days in the year – – we get an email reporting that there’s been a maple syrup mishap in the fridge. Apparently, a bottle broke and leaked all over.
Ok peeps, it’s that time
Today’s movie is Sinister 2. The PVR write up:
A woman and her 9-year-old twin sons encounter the evil spirit of Baghuul in a rural house that’s marked for death
I admit, I had to read the synopsis of the first movie because I forgot what happened
Didn’t the original have the guy who plays Kingpin in the Daredevil TV series on a video link.
Or was it Mark Ruffalo? Off to the googles.
Aha! It was Kingpin.
He phoned that one in.
No nudity. Although, with nine year olds in the movie, it’s probably just as well.
Death on crosses
Let’s go out in a blaze of glory
The dream never dies, just the dreamer
Mo, I am not doing a song title PBP, it’s just working out that way at the moment
Do you believe in evil?
How do you stop evil?
You can’t stop evil.
Time to shop
How much cereal do they need?
Did he just take her picture?
The kid is creeped out
It’s not vacant. They lie.
Finish that chair
She has no idea when it comes to her kids
They’re twins. You can’t have a favourite
Talking to the dead
The fishing trip
Or gator bait. Take your pick
He’s going to Springfield
Ha! Caught red handed
Are you a reasonable man?
Don’t tell anybody we’re here
Watching a movie
Yeah mom. We’re not stupid
The computer is going crazy
Did they ask it to to find the square root of 1?
Ha! That would have been funny.
So is the investigator
Dream dream dream
Watch them all a,d never have bad dreams again
Ghosts in the window
I thought there was no nudity in this movie?
Stop children, what’s that sound?
You dirty rat
The mark of evil. Bwa ha ha ha ha ha
Oh no! Jonas is missing.
God damn it! Why? Why?!?!?!?
I can deal with nightmares
You don’t have the right
This isn’t over… whore
Did you see dead bodies?
Wait. She dries the dishes then puts them in the dish rack? You’re suppose to put the dishes away once they are cleaned and dried
A picture tells a thousand words
They do too know. They can smell
Time to see another movie
They’re painting their kitchen slime green
Suck face time
Awww. Young love
Washroom break! No seriously, I need to go to the washroom
Ok. I’m back. Now, where was I…
The piano is the key
Murder through art
Destroy the radio
I hate all of you
It saves time.
Go to your room
Bringing in the sheaths
Don’t make him angry
Awww. The poor rats. That’s just mean
Just one more
Don’t go to the church
Ha! Fooled you
Zack is the real chosen one
Evil ex wins
Boys have eat
Shake it off
An old film recorder
Time to die
Then… da da dum
It’s still filming
Now it’s a first person video game
Seriously. Why did they run for the house and not the running car?
That’s not how you play golf
He broke the camera
He’s going to be mad
Oh well. At least nobody’S moving into that house
Game over, man. Game over.
You know, this wasn’t a half bad movie. Was it great, no. But it was better than a large number of these films
Stream Opeth’s new album prior to tomorrow’s release.
I think it’s their best since Watershed.
Wombat’s shit is cube shaped, how fucked up is that?
This weeks nature lesson by Vanamonde
Perfect dice for a game of craps.
Dammit, Jack – you need to give a warning before you post something like that. I could’ve been drinking milk when I read that and then my monitor would be RUINED! RUINED! I tell ya!
Sailing… takes me away to where I’ve …
Thats all I know
Well ticked booked to see TM7 in the morn.
So TM7 was ok, not a patch on the original though.
Well, who wouldn’t….
I’m glad they removed the offensive shirt. I’d hate to think that Walmart was becoming unclassy.
It seems the most appropriate surface.
Oh Iceland I love you:
They made Bjork proud.
Seriously, that must have been an amazing experience.
Let’s make Iceland Bjork again!
A lonely 70-year-old widow decided that it was time to marry again. She put an ad in the local newspaper that read: “Husband wanted! Must be in my age group, must not beat me, must not run around on me and must still be good in bed. All applicants please apply in person.”The following day, she heard the doorbell. Much to her dismay, she opened the door to see a gray-haired gentleman sitting in a wheelchair. He had no arms or legs.”You’re not really asking me to consider you, are you?” the widow asked: “Just look at you — you have no legs!”The old gent smiled: “Therefore, I cannot run around on you!”…”You don’t have any arms either!” she snorted.Again, the old man smiled: “Therefore, I can never beat you!”She raised an eyebrow and asked intently: “Are you still good in bed?”The old man leaned back, beamed a big smile and said: “I rang the doorbell, didn’t I?”
Even the Dragon laughed at that one.
That’s the best part of this crap joke.
So far this morning I’ve cleaned our two and a half washrooms, swept and mopped the entire main floor, and scrubbed down my kitchen. Given the amount of dust being made, I know it won’t last, but it made me feel better.
I assume that People mag is too high-profile for outright bullshit.
Do I say something to a co-workers boss about the blatent lie to my face? Or do i just chalk it up to him being overwhelmingly busy?
You’ll have to tell details later.
I think it depends on the risk/damage set up by the lie.
That’s what I was thinking. What are the consequences of the lie? Is this a pattern for this person or an isolated incident?
I don’t know if I’ll make it out to this, but I’m intrigued. England 1066 has fascinated me for years.
You would just get zapped by Angela Lansbury.
Whoosh over my head.
Bedknobs and Broomsticks.
I haven’t seen that movie in x years. I don’t want to solve for x.
I do recall Jimmy from Denver selling a magerzine combining that and Evil Dead called “Bedknobs and Boomsticks.”
It features the an altered Bayeux Tapestry at some point, so you know that’s the connection.
Can you explain th context of the scene where it appears in the film, and what Angela Lansbury says about it?
(Murder the joke, she wrote)
So now you know:
So an episode and a half in Luke Cage and I’m enjoying it, so bah sucks Hollywood!
Looking forward to catching it.
The McQuarrie book fell to $150. Happy birthday to me.
Why am i just now findig out about your family’s adventures at the Boulder County 4H Fair?!!!!
Yeah its a weird small world aint it?
I’m on a boat.
I hope it’s not leaky.
Like Kevin Garnett…anything is possibllllllllllllllllle
Definitely a fun day on the high seas. And no scurvy.
So the Dragon can’t walk much these days due to both her knees have been eaten away by arthritis.
She been offered ops (one knee at a time), that may help, but she in her late 70s, has a list of health problems, so the operation will be more risky than usual.
She asking us (me and my sisters)for advice and wondering if the ops are worth the risk, not just killing her, but the fact she’s been told that she won’t be able to walk for 3 months after each op which also has risks for her as her current limited mobility is also causing her problems.
That’s a huge decision. I guess if the pain is a huge distraction every day, then I’d consider it.
That is a long article about Elvish junk.
Knowledge is power?
Some of these are a bit too new to have been in my childhood. I didn’t own a single one of them, but I recall coveting a few of them on the store shelves.
Diving into the past of mp3 players:
Off to see ‘The Girl with All the Gifts’ today. Thought the book riffed too much in ‘I Am Legend’, but the film may be better.
Rather enjoyed that, a faithful adaption of the novel.
Today is all about the accounting. Why can’t places like Amazon, etc convert the sales to CDN dollars? It would make my life so much easier.
Get your credit card out Lo:
Beep bop boop bop fuck my face thats rad
CL: A new Kickass Mystic Ninjas episode.
Summer is back..
Wow. Who are the co-hosts?
It’s 2006 all over again.
As a stranger entered a little country store, he noticed a sign warning, “Danger! Beware of dog!” posted on the glass door. Inside, he noticed a harmless old hound dog asleep on the floor beside the cash register.”Is that the dog folks are supposed to beware of?” he asked the owner.”Yep, that’s him,” came the reply.The stranger couldn’t help but be amused. “That certainly doesn’t look like a dangerous dog to me. Why in the world would you post that sign?”…”Because,” the owner explained, “Before I posted that sign, people kept tripping over him!”
Once again, it will be a hubbiless evening.
Interesting. We won’t be hitting all 8, but it could fun to catch at least 1 in IMAX.
CW: Westworld – Episode 1
No spoilers, I’m going to watch it tonight.
Yul Brynner is a robot.
Ed Harris on the other hand..
Is John Glenn?
I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
There were three medieval kingdoms on the shores of a lake. There was an island in the middle of the lake, over which the kingdoms had been fighting for years.
Finally, the three kings decided that they would send their knights out to do battle, and the winner would take the island.
The night before the battle, the knights and their squires pitched camp and readied themselves for the fight.
The first kingdom had 12 knights, and each knight had five squires, all of whom were busily polishing armor, brushing horses, and cooking food.
The second kingdom had twenty knights, and each knight had 10 squires. Everyone at that camp was also busy preparing for battle.
At the camp of the third kingdom, there was only one knight, with his squire. This squire took a large pot and hung it from a looped rope in a tall tree. He busied himself preparing the meal, while the knight polished his own armor.
When the hour of the battle came, the three kingdoms sent their squires out to fight (this was too trivial a matter for the knights to join in). The battle raged, and when the dust had cleared, the only person left was the lone squire from the third kingdom, having defeated the squires from the other two kingdoms, thus proving that the squire of the high pot and noose is equal to the sum of the squires of the other two sides.
Stolen or original? This broke my clever-meter.
We didn’t feel any rumbles this past weekend.
Sad and wonderful.
CL: The Long Blondes – Lust in the Movies
We did start Luke Cage last night night, as it seems that everyone else in the human race did. Good first episode.
We’re slow to get through shit, but we’ll make it. Bear with us.
You are one ahead of me ;)
I will get to it eventually, but it’s not first in queue
Kiss my ass and my anus cause Im finally famous.
Only the genius behind Anaconda could rhyme famous with anus.
Although I’m glad she’s not talking about chocolate chip cookies.
You sound surprised.
Just because I’m a pessimist doesn’t mean I don’t have hope..oh wait..
It gets ‘better’:
Again, not surprised.
“I’m not racist, but. . . ” I can’t wait until these people see the Black Panther movie.
There sure were a lot of black people in “Shaft”. What’s up with that?
Also, what’s with all those Asians in “Hidden Dragon?” Where’s the diversity?
Pottering around York today.
I guess that’s better than yorking around Potter today.
I was hoping to Pjotter around Bjork today.
Kelly was standing in front of Cohan’s Tavern when he saw a driverless car rolling slowly down the street. He ran to the car, jumped in, and pulled on the emergency brake with a jerk. Kelly got out and very proudly said to the man approaching him, “I stopped it!”
“I know, you idiot!” said the man. “I was pushing it!”
The drywaller put up the boards on the ceiling yesterday. I find this rather amazing since he is working alone and is not much bigger than I am. I want to know how he held those 4 x 8 boards in place until they were screwed in.
I refer to you to my earlier posted crap joke about the old man ringing a bell.
Yes on several of these, but to be fair it was a format for those comments.
I saw TM7 over the weekend. I still prefer the original TM7, but the reboot was still quite enjoyable. And while I like Seven Samurai, it is probably a little long and slow paced for modern audiences.
Yeah, I fondly recall the original Seven Samurai, but three-and-a-half hours of black-and-white and subtitles is a helluva commitment for a modern viewer.
CP: Swim Until You Can’t See Land — Frightened Rabbit
A while ago, some of you may remember, I mentioned the guy in the unit next to us has a Lamborghini. This weeken, the guy on the other side of him had his garage door open and he has a Porsche Baxter.
Hubby’s reaction: “See. See! Now we have to get a sports car.”
Seriously, what do my neighbours do for a living?
There is always the option to be a rebel
And not buy a sports car.
Not have children?
Wait! I have a spare couple of hours. I think it’s time to read.
CR: Sevenes by Neil Stephenson
Bye, Tower of Terror! Disney Unveils Sneak Peek at Guardians of the Galaxy Ride
Does the video talk about the ride itself? Will it still be the lose-your-stomach crazy elevator, just GotG-themed now, instead of Twilight Zone?
Saw another two TV pilots today.
Timeless – time travel show, thought the pilot was Cheesey but fun.
Conviction – itmight star Hayley Atwell but I thought it was a pile of shite.
Had a great lunch with the Mangans today.
Indeed! Mrs. Mangan’s appearance was a pleasant surprise to us all.
I’m a Man-Date Crasher!
Red Letter Media (finally) does The Force Awakens! I’ll take the AVClub hipster’s hipster-y reaction with a grain of salt, at least until I’ve seen it myself.
Funny you should mention that. I mentioned (but didn’t spoil) The Force Awakens in…
…the podcast episode I recorded tonight!
I have to be at a meeting at 10:00 tomorrow morning. I should not be up at 11:35 PM. The creative muse called, though.
Good night, mush.
I’m a download statistic for you! Thanks for the callout in the beginning :-).
You should make a soundbyte for Chuck to play on Technorama (I know, you’re just getting going)
You’re welcome! Thanks for listening! I will. :)
Funeral adverts are really pissing me off today, just saying.
If it makes you feel “better”. I have been receiving mass amounts of retirement and funeral catalogues and flyers in the mail lately.
Yeah that did.
Flu shot deniers are the fucking worst!
I deny flu shots!
Oh wait, I can’t have them. It may not be the same thing.
Allergic to chicken?
No. I tend to overreact.
I baked chocolate fudge cookies this morning. It was my way of avoiding my work
CP: Deep Blue — Arcade Fire
Playstation VR gets reviewed:
I have no taste for the stuff, but I know some of you do:
The problem is, some of these are actually whiskeys, as opposed to scotch.
Of the actual scotches they have, I’ve tried a number of them.
Isn’t the title “The 50 best Whiskeys”?
Yeah, but a lot of people don’t really know the difference.
I’m a scotch drinker, not fond of the other forms of whiskey
I’m not an expert but I do like Forty Creek with Cola.
They would string you up Scotland.
Well, I have no plans to visit. LOL
And this looks like a fascinating, long read.
Go you know my pr0n
Wow. Thank you for sharing. My friend went to see either these carvings or something similar last year in Iran and I was in awe of the photos she brought back as well as the historical significance
The weatherman is threatening snow. I for one want no part of that nonsense.
Enough for a snow day for hubby?
Nope. Just a dusting. It’s a little early, but we usually get a bit of snow before Halloween.
So I was out driving today and used an app to capture an elusive creature. No it wasn’t Pokemon Go, but Boulevard Beer Finder. I nabbed a case of Unfiltered Wheat at a Bevmo. Huzzah!
Facebook tells me Canada is celebrating World Teachers’ Day. Shout out to John (a.k.a. “Mr. Bunny”).
CP: How Samuel Mother Fucking Jackson Mother Fucking Saved Mother Fucking Xmas Mother Fucker: A Children’s Story — Chesko
LOL. This comment lines up really nicely in the comment sidebar. :)
I might not have noticed that. lol
ditto, isn’t it a bit mother fucking early for mother fucking Xmas audio?
Yes, I’m linking to a People article. Not everyone’s final illness allows for it, but it’s nice to see someone taking the more scenic route to the end.
What’s mutten?! And who really eats it?!
adult sheep, less popular these days, but at least the sheep has had a bit of a life compared to lamb.
Well the meat of an adult sheep.
Trolls don’t find it as tasty as hobbit.
So I’m watching this on the train to Birmingham:
Already seen a few actors that went on to star in GOT and bloody hell a young Tom Hiddleston.
Even though it has my pet hate of English actors playing Germans, powerful drama this is.
Recommended to at least see once.
Crap mini joke:
Me boss has just said to me “Your the worst train driver ever, how’s many is that you’ve derailed now?” I said “I don’t know it’s hard to keep track”
Hubby and I saw the first episode of Luke Cage last night. Quite enjoyable. Will watch more tomorrow.
We’ve only made it through ep 2, so far. People keep saying that it’s too slow, that it picks up later on, but I enjoyed the heck out of the first 2.
Teresa and I are about half way through the first episode, not enough to judge the series. So far I’ve found the acting decent, but I would agree that I would like the pace to pick up. On the polar opposite side of the coin, we’ve also been watching the Cinemax series “Banshee”. The formula for that one is “how much sex and violence can we pack into an hour long show”. It’s not boring, it’s not exactly Shakespeare either.
So been visiting this museum today:
Even had a model of the first calculator I got as a birthday present in the late 70’s.
I think today will be filled with paper shredding and desk cleaning
CP: Winter Kills — Yaz
I’m not really a metal person, but I can definitely see some people in this group getting excited about this.
Beer sells…,but who’s buying?
At least he didn’t call it “Hook in Mouth.”
Today the drywaller brought his wife to help. I kind of feel sorry for him. She talks to him like he’s a child
He might like it that way.
Maybe he tolerates it because he’s hoping for a cookie.
CW: Luke Cage E5
Ok, if the chess player is the puppet master I’m not going to be impressed.
If only because he always plays the bad guy in other roles I’ve seen him play.
Not in the same league as that bloody English actor, but close.
Well don’t share whether you’re right or wrong!
He looks familiar, but I can’t name any of his other particular roles.
CP: Fear (Hybrid’s Super Collider Mix) — Sarah McLachlan
Van, they finished the construction at the top of the Banff gondola
So much going on in this story. Fascinating.
AV Club shared an excellent Liz Pair retrospective. I like the fact that included some of her ‘a bit shit’ later material as well. Probably my favorite singer/songwriter. This is an excellent hour of music
I remember her in the 90s as the hot everygirl with the catchy songs. I always figured that her potty mouth is what kept her from superstardom. Even as progressive as the 90s were. . .
I’m not really sure that was it, but it might not have helped. I remember in interviews how early in her career she battled a serious case of stage fright. It kept her from doing more to promote her music, I think.
‘Exile in Guyville’, I firmly believe, belongs in the Library of Congress next to other groundbreaking and scene shifting records like Nevermind, Master of Puppets, and Rapper’s Delight.
I blame you Jack for making Amy think. ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep’ was a novella.
After today, it’s a three day weekend for Canadian Thanksgiving. WooHoo!
I firmly believe PMJ can make any song timeless
I like it better than the original. :)
I really despise the original – – but they turn it into something fun and actually pretty good.
All About That Bass makes Ace of Base look like 3rd Bass
Today I’m filling out my death nomination form for my pension, I should have done it years ago, but I know my decision will piss some of my family off.
The consolation is I’ll be past the point of caring at that point.
I hasten to add, that I’m not ill as far as I know.
Thank you for that clarification.
CP: Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) — Talking Heads
Your song of the day.
The Trump for Pres ad at the beginning really adds to the charm.
Are all their songs this good?
Their entire “Hope is Here” album is pretty good, but this is easily my favorite track.
Holy crap. It’s really coming down
That just isn’t right.
That reminds me, I need to turn my A/C cooler.
So this week I viewed two more TV pilots:
No Tomorrow – a sitcom about a woman falling in love with a man who thinks the world will end. It’s fluff but I enjoyed it.
Frequency – based on the film of the same name. I loved the film and they do a good job with setting up the scenario in the first episode, will definitely catch more episodes as they are broadcast.
CP: Cobrastyle — Teddybears feat. Mad Cobra
Chuck used to play this song during the first season. :D
Its never a good feeling to send the following mesg to your loved ones:
“We have a person with a weapon running around inside the hospital.”
Stupid crazy assholes!
Un fucking cool. I’m glad you’re OK. . . I hope no one was hurt.
Ill have a Grabby Moshaccino
Van may have just won FB with his “if its hard you’ve shit yourself” comment.
This video is beyond words. An honest work of art
Meshuggah – Clockworks
Holy shit. Great find.
Even if you find the music offputting, you should watch with the sound off. The visuals are stunning.
So today spent half hour listening to various versions of ‘Time is Tight’.
Looks like it:
Fingers crossed and all that.
JW: Westworld E2
The plot thickens.
What do you mean “you people”?
Or am I overthinking this…
What do YOU mean ‘you people’??
Crap joke for today:
Bill, Jim, and Scott were at a convention together and were sharing a large suite on the top of a 75-story skyscraper. After a long day of meetings they were shocked to hear that the elevators in their hotel were broken and they would have to climb 75 flights of stairs to get to their room. Bill said to Jim and Scott, let’s break the monotony of this unpleasant task by concentrating on something interesting. I’ll tell jokes for 25 flights, and Jim can sing songs for 25 flights, and Scott can tell sad stories the rest of the way. At the 26th floor Bill stopped telling jokes and Jim began to sing. At the 51st floor Jim stopped singing and Scott began to tell sad stories. “I will tell my saddest story first,” he said. “I left the room key in the car!”
So back home from seeing ‘War on Everybody’, what a bloody mess of the film.
Which is a pity because I really enjoyed the director’s first two films.
Oh and Ed pointed out on facebook:
Kinda blows my mind to see Trump-defenders now saying that Snopes is a left-wing tool. Admittedly, I can’t *disprove* this claim, because I haven’t investigate it. . .
But Snopes had always been the trusted non=partisan source for fact-checking. It would be a shame if they ever actually did lose their credibility.
But given, um, this year’s crop right-wing leaders. . . It’s currently kinda hard to trust their assertions on anything.
Meanwhile in 2004:
What I discovered this week:
Ingrid Bergman was in Dr Jekyl and Mr Hyde (Spencer Tracy), I never knew that because I’ve only ever seen a few clips from the film.
Ugh, shitty fact-distortions during the day. Now shitty fact-distortions on TV. Jesus Christ.
Yeah the coke head was on his game tonite.
Home, home on the range.
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,
And the tumbleweeds play all day.
Ok, I’m not surprised but WTF!
Disney, the home of the token white guy.
While I agree about the script/pedophilia tones, I do think the Chinese actor is a good choice. The actor does not need to be American.
[Satire] Well, I’d feel uncomfortable going to see a film about foreigners without a good white male in it for me to relate to, so he can teach them that their cultural ways are silly and quaint and primitive. [/Satire]
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving Deadpan.
It’s snowing, still
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!
And where’s the study on the hazards of drinking unicorn milk? The public must be protected!
“Traveling through wormholes may cause unexpected weight loss, scientists caution.”
“Dark matter, irritable bladders.”
“M-Theory? Insane in the brane.”
Stolen from Tony’s FB.
This is quite simply amazing
FYI: The Usual Suspects is available on Netflix. It definitely holds up.
The only movie with a character with a Japanese name, played by an Irishman, whose accent sounds Indian, who other characters call a Limey.
Hmm, Facebook reports someone else has gotten older. Well, in the best correct version of the truth, we’ve all gotten older. But, Rhettro is the one with the birthday. Many happies, good sir!
Happy birthday Rhettro
And thanks to you too Cynful!
I’ll be sailing for the Undying Lands soon. LOL Thanks Ed!
I knew it. Rhett was the original model elf on a shelf
Correction: Rhett may have had a birthday, but he has not aged at all.
Happy birthday, Rhett!
Back to work after a three day weekend.
Happy super, duper birthday Rhett!
I don’t know how long it will last, but our latest title, Spawning Ground, is currently free on Amazon
Mutter..grumble.geographic restrictions mutter..grumble..
Van, look in Amazon.co.uk. I think it’s free in your area too.
Spawning Ground by Kevin Cockle
Aha! So it is, thanks TEB.
I forgot what living in a smaller town was like. I wanted to get a hair cut yesterday but the place was closed. Nothing closes in Calgary during Thanksgiving.
Probably works for any plastic money:
Do the Satanic messages sound any different when you play the records backward this way?
Down it goes, where it stops nobody knows:
I’m done my work and eaten lunch. You know what? I think I have time for a pbp!
Today’s movie is Jessabelle.
The PVR write up: A young woman returns to her childhood home to recuperate from a car accident and encounters a long-tormented spirit that refuses to let her escape
Well that never ends well.
Only 2 points of the perfect b movie
We will cast a shadow over you that cannot be distinguished from fate
Holy crap. Look at the old, tube type TV
Death all around
I don’t care if you And your father are estranged, have him come get you from the hospital
The movie is starting with the WTF moments early
At least he installed wheelchair ramps for her
That mirror needs a good cleaning
A hidden bedroom?
Bed time already
He has a bag of her stuff.
Wait, why does he have a bag of her stuff
The Dirty mirror bothers her
The dripping tap bothers her
The non-existent woman in her chair bothers her.
Man, she’s hard to please
Old fashioned radio
Snooping in her mothers drawers
Personally, I’d leave it
Name Change, kerching!
VHS taped addressed to her
Mom gives a deathly tarot reading
The tape says Jess must leave the house
Dad’s mad and throws her wheelchair in the lake.
Told you they were estranged
The tv comes on by itself
Dead mom tucks her in
Voodoo rituals all around
That was some freaky dream
She has a new chair
Daddy has a friend
Watching another tape
Moses said the last tarot reading was interpreted wrong.
Time for a new one
Crashes from above
Time for physiotherapy
Never fall asleep in a bath tub in these type of movies
Humming makes the spirit angry
There’s nothing there
That thing on the tapes are not your mother
Dad is going to burn the tapes
Instead, the spirit burns him.
Preston and Moses are at the funeral
The spirit has the hots for preston
Wait, they are letting the girl in the wheelchair, who fainted at the funeral, stay alone in her fathers house. Even though the whole reason for her being there was because she shouldn’t be alone
Preston finds the tapes
At least Preston has a cell phone
I’d drop the mug too
Are you suppose to be having alcohol when you are on mess?
Not mess, meds
And she’s being stupid again
She’s already dead
Who’s running around the house?
Don’t touch the mirror
Or put your hand in the hole in the wall. Really?
Preston sees it too
Creepy doll in the water
She found her own gravestone
Digging up her grave… at night
Time to call the police
Time to take Jess to meet the wife
Time for a history lesson
The history lesson didn’t go too well
That history lesson didn’t work, time to see if Moses gives a better one
Awww, someone killed a goat
They didn’t like visitors
Time to go back to the scary house
Taking mama’s box of tarot cards
Oldest trick there is. It won’t be her
The spirit didn’t like the fact Preston rejected him
Was the spirit murdered as a baby?
She’s going to hold a seance? Alone? That won’t go well
The spirit wants her to watch the next tape
The Deadpan went down at the wrong time. Now you will never know that they found out, the only way to appease the spirit was for everybody affected by it to get together in one giant orgy
Must not respond with political joke. Must not respond with political joke. Must not respond with political joke. Must not respond with political joke. Must not respond with political joke.
I’m not getting a virus warning when I access the website on my netbook, however when I access it on my phone or iPad I get an error saying there was something wrong with the page and it needs to be reloaded.
Occasional errors I mean.
Yeah, strange things are still afoot.
I haven’t watched yet, but it looks like fun.
Cribbed from Evo Terra’s feed. Um, obviously, it has lots of cursey words. And SPOILER:
It goes for a twist joke at the end instead of offering up something significant.
These are fantastic:
Why am I still fascinatd by the whole LA Riots/OJ Simpson ordeals from 20+ years ago?
I cannot wrapped my brain around crazy or horror.
Maybe I feel so connected because these events happened 12-20 miles from my
home and I was a high school
Senior during the LA Riots and I gravely feared for the safety of my neighborhood and for my life for a week during those riots.
It was so real and terror amd panic was all around.
It is a major slice of 90s U.S. History, and it did happen in your backyard.
So there was a discussion on Twitter about buying milk in plastic bags is a Canadian thing, what’s that all about?
While it was a thing, I haven’t seen bags of milk in years. It may still exist in certain regions.
Yeah, it was tried in the UK for a while.
There was also soda in plastic tubes in the 70’s.
Of course, these were The Tubes in the 70’s
She’s a beauty.
I know this is getting old, but I’m a need even more positive vibes today. Whatever ya got.
You got ’em!
A little late but *hugs*
CP – Bauhaus, “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”
Undead undead undead
At the rainbow’s end
And still I hear her old sweet song
This morning was travels plans mixed with feelings of mortality.
So good times..bleurgh!
You’ve already made the “parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme” joke in other social media. You may proceed to Scarborough.
That immortality stuff is the only other option. Let me know if you figure it out.
You head towards the castle. The path is steep and you reach the castle in a tired and dishelved state.
New Rogue One trailer, just take my money now Disney:
I admit it. I came. Hard.
It’s a Banana-Pancake-with-rum-sauce kind of morning.
The weather person is threatening a skiff of snow later today. Seriously, that last batch just melted.
The new Spock narrates a John Scalzi novella (free till the 2nd November):
Is he a blubbering, emotional basketcase during this reading, as he is in portrayals of Spock?
No idea, I just grabbed it through my us audible account.
So not a fan of Star Trek: Beyond?
I fully enjoy the first and third – – and even large sections of the second. Zachary Quinto is good in the role, I just object to his mental breakdowns in every film. Doesn’t feel like Spock. I prefer the way he was handled in the past episodes and films, where those breakdowns were a rarity.