Weird new WP interface. . .
For a weird new year.
New year, new rhetorical question!
If I decide not to choose, have I still made a choice?
Well … let’s not RUSH into it.
I’m just expressing my Freewill on making a choice
This might win the thread!
Sadly, this is the Rush song most appropriate for me this year.
I don’t know. I think it’s as if I took a full pitcher of beer and put it on the table, then took an empty pitcher of beer and put it in the kitchen.
Yeah, it’s like that
“I’m in a groove or is it a rut?”
If it’s got a good beat, it’s a groove.
Maybe you need to think on it. You should take a walk among the Flowers and the Trees. Soon things will be peaceful and your mind will be calm and all will be as if Time Stan’s Still. Then, just maybe, you’ll understand
Dammit autocorrect. Time Stands Still. It has nothing to do with Stan
I. Choose. You.
I’ve good things about this novella and now you can grab it for free:
Brave New Weird
Am I an Epsilon?
Theta you go again… 😉
Hey, what gamma you playing here?
CP: Burning House Of Love — X
I think they make a creme for that.
That was a laughing face, btw.
Of course it was.
Lunch with my Boo today, if the roads aren’t too bad.
Wearing my knit cap at work today. Only feeling slightly ridiculous.
The teen girl in this house will be happy to hear that Peter Parker lives on and will be coming to a theater near her next summer!
Unless the trailer I just watched was a fake.
It is a really good fake.
If, infact, it was a fake.
We did watch this. The enthusiasm dwindled rapidly as we watched, but the speculation afterward about Peter Parker and (lack of) Tony Stark here, in relation to the Avengers movies, was fun.
I think this is the most disgusting concept I’ve heard in years. It’s essentially making a billboard out of low earth orbit. I can only hope it never actually gets off the ground.
It’s inevitable. As long as no one is injured – – – – – every single one of those satellites projecting the ads needs to be hacked or shot down.
At least we haven’t got to the Red Dwarf level
Of blowing up stars to leave a message in the night sky.
Unrelated: that opening shot of each Red Dwarf episode is pretty great.
Yes, the Nation is a very one-sided site. I don’t like some of the partisan-bait words in the article, but the point is true. There’s no downside to the shutdown/coup for trump and his fans. The people who support him continue to do so and blame “the liberals” for everything wrong.
Law of unintended consequences. It’s interesting to note now how the tendrils of those are spreading. Delta Airlines has already reported how many millions they’re losing just this quarter from canceled flights of Fed employees and their contractors. As the corporate world starts to feel the pinch from this … perhaps something will get done.
… And since were playing billiards.
I just read an article (that I can’t find now), on 3 ways Trump could reopen the government and place the blame for not getting his wall, squarely on the shoulders of Congress and or the court system. Thus allowing him to save face with his base.
The problem is he is not looking for a way out. He’s just looking for a “win“ for Trump.
If enough big corporations feel the pain, then that might have an effect. McConnell, trump, et al have never spent a minute of their lives concerned about the poor and middle class folks who are really feeling the effects of this.
You know, at least based on the cast he’s assembling and what he was able to do with Blade Runner 2049, I think Denis Villeneuve just might pull off this version of Dune he’s working on.
And, holy crap – Charlotte Rampling was in Zardoz. I’ve never made that connection.
Here’s hoping there are Dune/Zardoz crossovers in the future. Certainly can’t be any weirder than the stuff Herbet wrote in some of those sequels.
The penis is the mind killer.
Another frosty day here in the great white north
How to stop overthinking everything:
Full disclosure: I haven’t read the article yet.
Don’t overthink it.
Risky click of the day….I’m going to have to think for a while before I read it.
Chidi is my favorite on The Good Place.
It’s turning into quite the winter wonderland outside
This question has vexed me for years. . .
I remember getting a disk of Camembert in France and preferring the rind to the soft cheese within the disk.
I need to see this movie.
I have watched all the Short Treks
Quality was variable
But the best by a mile
I woke up with a slight headache..
I now go to bed with the full on headache.
I really hate days like this. 🙁
It’s cold and snowy outside. I think most of my day will be spent curled up in front of the fireplace.
Show that cold day what’s what!
Haircut appointment made. Enough is enough – – we’re going short. Probably very short.
If this kept going, I’d end up looking like Devin Townsend in his Strapping Young Lad days.
Embrace the skullett
Is the bald spot bigger than that giant storm on Jupiter?
I’ll get my coat.
Strangely, it’s only receding from the front. For now.
Good job, PayPal.
S2 of Discovery got off to a good start.
It was actually nice to see the actor playing Pike Smile after his misery guts stint on inhumans.
I must confess, given what little I saw of him in Inhumans, I was concerned about him filling the role of Pike – but he definitely brought an A game to this first episode.
Not sure yet how I feel about the bait and switch nature of this episode after the first season finale. Still, promising start.
Choose again, even at age 96. The music is kinda terrible, but that isn’t the point.
Well i’m Off to see Glass today.
What you’ve never done this ?
Ah Glass, not a crapfest but not as good as Unbreakable or Split IMHO.
Well, for what it’s worth – yours is by far the most positive review I’ve read of it so far.
Stunt or not, this has at least made me interested in seeing Split and Glass – – two movies I’d never have watched otherwise.
Another gaming Saturday evening.
On a different note
We still very much enjoy The Orville. However, we were sad to see … leave. Hopefully it’s not permanent as we liked that character.
Yeah that was a bummer.
Scheduling conflict for the actor. Hopefully they are back soon. They are my fav character
Let me pick you up from the floor.
While I’m down here…
Have Discovery on our PVR but haven’t watched any of this season yet. We’ll probably watch it tomorrow.
I wasn’t a big fan of its first season so I’m hoping it will do better this season
Your do seem to have the minority opinion about ST:D, TEB. That’s one I’d like to see.
I did not get through episode 1, season 1 of The Orville. It was terrible. But I know that most say it becomes really good later on, so maybe I’ll give it another chance in the future. (the future – ha!)
I like Discovery as a sci-fi tv show, but not as a Star Trek show.
No. It wasn’t. Season 1 of the Orville put season 1 of The Next Generation to shame. And obviously you got through that so don’t know. Hope you do.
Actually. . . . I didn’t get through season 1 of ST:TNG. I’ve seen plenty of episodes, but never a full season.
And I’m willing to watch Orville S1, you fucker! I just found the first episode to be awful awful awful, so I never picked it up again. I will.
I too gave up on Orville after 3 episodes. I found it awful.
I think I’m about halfway through season 1. I intend to get caught up at some point.
If I still have my Rifftrax credit, this will be a purchase.
Absolutely plowed through season 3 of Daredevil. My God what a breathtaking, enjoyable, heart-wrenching season this was. This is The Empire Strikes Back to season 2’s Phantom Menace. Highest recommendation
And fuck you, Apple. You’re like Democrats. . . Just horrendously awful, but you seem great compared to the other terrible major alternative.
Boy, was I annoyed when I wrote that. It turned out to be a bug in the AppleID apps. Stupid Apple.
Wonderful apt comparison !!!!
We watched Annihilation tonight.
I was into it, excited for its possible explanation, liked the visuals of inside the Shimmer, but then it (mostly) fell apart for me.
I think it is one of those flicks that has layers, that need to be peeled back.
A massive departure from the book. Well done, but still kind of a middle finger to Jeff Vandermeer, because it left out massive major plot points.
So, do you recommend the book? We saw the movie and mostly enjoyed it, but I’ve never gone and added the books to my “need to read list”
I do recommend the “Annihilation” book. It’s bizarre, but fascinating. You keep wanting to learn more about the mysterious Area X and the stuff they find.
“Authority,” Book 2, OTOH, was so disappointing that I haven’t bothered to go back and read the final book in the trilogy.
Speaking of Sci-Fi books: https://www.amazon.com/Calculating-Stars-Lady-Astronaut-Novel-ebook/dp/B0756JH5R1
On sale right now for 2.99. I have not read any of her novels, but I do like her short fiction. This is tempting.
Alas not on sale in the UK.
Bugger! Have you read her stuff? I was actually published alongside in her the “2020 Visions” compilation, about 4000 years ago. I was honored to be named alongside her, when a reviewer singled out our two stories as the ones he disliked.
Just her short story ‘The Lady Astronaut of Mars’ which I enjoyed.
I’ve read some of her books and generally enjoyed them. I picked this up and am looking forward to reading it.
And obviously that reviewer was an idiot. 😀
I don’t know how reliable this website is, but I trust the source. What you do with this is up to you.
VADER EPISODE 1: SHARDS OF THE PAST – A STAR WARS THEORY FAN-FILM
Set aside 13 minutes and watch this.
Today I start getting my tax info together.
Exciting, I know.
I’m starting to get a little shaggy. I’m off to get my hair trimmed
Watch out for Scooby snacks.
Finally saw Hateful Eight (yeah I’m that far behind).
I just knew you would like that pile of shite.
I like that pile of shite too!
It’s a near masterpiece. Riveting.
It’s on my list to watch.
As a member of Generation X, I guess I’ll be dancing with myself.
Thank god. I don’t wanna be associated with any of the bullshit going on these days
I’ve had my SONY headphones on, listening to Depeche Mode on my Walkman disc player.
What did you say?
Have you watched the Darth Vader video yet?
Impressive! Most impressive
The Delta IV fireball explained:
While I appreciate the fuller picture being formed around the MAGA boys surrounding the Native American chanter, and I do agree that they weren’t the only ones being shitheads that day, the fact of the matter is that they WERE still being shitheads. Those calling for compete exhonoration of the boys and trying to force apologies are doing the exact same thing as those that they are calling out for lashing out at the boys.
This is why we can’t have nice things. It always has to be one group being shit heads and one group being not. It’s rarely ever all sides in most people’s opinions. You don’t always need to pick a side, it doesn’t have to always be black and white, and people of all races and backgrounds can be (and usually are) shitheads.
I’m going to keep most of my thoughts to myself on this whole shit-sandwich, but one thing I need to get off my chest: I’ve read that the boy front-and-center in the video has claimed he was trying to diffuse the situation. I find that to be utter nonsense. Both his facial expression and body language are nothing like what someone would do when trying to diffuse a bad situation. I’ve found the explanations on both sides to be wanting. Enough said.
I’ll expound on the bigger picture separately, but on the specific –
“Both his facial expression and body language ”
That may be what drew such vicarial immediate reactions. Because if you were one of about 85% of the guys in my Jr. High or High School … you have seen that face. You have personally been singled out by that smug SOB in front of his jeering todies. … and while he may have never actually done more than finally shove you, the threat was there. It was very real and he was doing everything he could to make YOU escalate he situation because YOU were out numbered and alone.
I have been there. I have seen “that” face and I can assure you that kid was not trying to be a witness for Christ.
Those kids were there looking for trouble. And they found it. They’re bullies, not victims.
That said – – I also make no excuses for the guy who got in the kid’s face with his drum.
I will say: a showdown between smug spoiled brats and an aggressive Native American drummer at a rally is far less important than the showdown between the smug spoiled brat in the White House and the rest of decent humanity.
The picture of that smug little shit provoked emotional responses in us all, but really, this incident is just a distraction from the big picture.
Agreed. I think you’ll find more and more “distractions” like this forming the longer certain people run the White House and Congress.
And btw yes, if those smarmy shiteads were wearing Obama Hope hats instead of Maga hats I’d be saying the exact same thing and have the exact same opinion of them
I haven’t watched any of the videos of the confrontation but read a few points and counterpoints. I don’t know who to blame but feel that Lo has the right approach, it is more likely that there were bad actors on both sides. That said, what bothers me more is how incidents like this are being reported. It seems that in the media’s (left and right wing) want to cash in on how much outrage a single image or sound bit can generate. More clicks, more advertisers’ dollars and as a result, we are being fed a distorted image of reality.
Looking for trouble? By waiting for their bus to come pick them up?
Though, it is proper that you use the word “provoked” because the framing of that picture and the cut of the original video clip were designed to do exactly that.
I posted it in response to Lo Pan on Facebook (and I see he responded, so I’ll carry on here and we can leave Facebook alone) but it’s worth noting here as well that CNN started digging into the twitter account that kicked off this mess. The results proved most interesting.
Now, could the kids have responded better to Nathan Philips and the Black Hebrew Israelites provocations? Probably. But nothing in their reactions has justified the unhinged response against them. Their school was closed today because of a number of threats that have been coming in to the school all weekend. One kid who wasn’t even there, but was incorrectly identified as the kid in the picture has had his life threatened, along with his family, their business, even out to extended family.
Even after Philips account from Saturday was pretty thoroughly debunked by the longer video that became available Sunday, too many are still anchored to that initial reaction. I understand that, it’s a hard thing to shake. At this point, I have no sympathy for Philips. He clearly lied in his statements Saturday, expecting that the video and picture from his followers would be the only one seen. He got caught and at this point I have no reason to believe anything he has to say about the situation. Nothing in his actions on the video suggests he was trying to defuse anything.
What’s truly frightening about this situation is what those kids would be dealing with today if that other video hadn’t turned up. If these kids entire futures had become defined by a carefully cut video clip and close cropped picture setup to make monsters out of them.
Now, if folks want to put some blame on the kids, particular for responding a “mocking” fashion to Philips, fine. Counsel them then, but don’t pretend that their behavior in the situation was remotely comparable to what was directed at them.
Ed, you ignorant slut!
I’m fine with keeping the debate going here rather than FB, where no one is going to devolve into insults, condescension, etc.
If folks would like a separate thread for yuppie scum vs native drum, I can accommodate.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but AFAIK, the Covington kids were there in their MAGA hats to protest a different event. They then got into it with a different group. . . (the Black Israelites?) It’s unclear who started that bitchfest, but whoever did, the MAGA kids behaved poorly. This, in turn, compelled Phillips to get in the face of one of the bullies with his drum.
Do I have any of that wrong? It’s possible that I’m the ignorant slut.
It seems, Ed, that you truly are having trouble putting any blame on them. You use “mocking ” in quotes as if you truly believe they weren’t. You use “probably” when asking if they couldn’t have handled it better. Of course they could have. All 3 groups are culpable, don’t you for a deck think one is less than another.
As far as the aftermath and death threats and such, of course that’s terrible. Of course I shouldn’t be happening to anyone. But that right there is life in America in a nutshell right now. Do you really think the other two groups aren’t getting the same? Of course they are. You realize Ed that unwarranted death threats happen every day. It’s just not normally against straight white males.
I’ll make one last go on this to address a few things.
The kids were there that day, along with about 600,000 others, for the March for Life rally that they had attended earlier that day. After the rally, they had broken up into smaller groups to do some touring and had been directed to show up at the monument by a given time (I think about 5:30) to wait for their buses to take them home.
The Black Hebrew Israelites, as they call themselves, are apparently a hate group similar to the Westboro Baptists and had been making vulgar callouts to people all day and turned their attention on the boys. They specifically hurled verbal abuses at a black student in the group and the boys responded.
Then Nathan Philips, who was there that day for the Indigenous People’s March, came into the picture. The later video makes it clear, contrary to his original account, that he was the one (along with several others of his group, who were conveniently rolling video) to approach and move in on the group of boys. The picture labeled as MAGA kid gets in the face of Native American is quite the opposite. Philips is the one who targeted the boy and got up in his face, pounding on his drum. Now, the boy is supposed to be crucified for smiling.
The boys can be seen dancing to the drumming. Folks have interpreted it as mocking. I can see that point of view. But, considering the taunting they had already been facing from the Black Hebrew Israelites and Philips just coming in and drumming in there faces, never making any effort to engage them in communication – I can’t fault them for their reaction.
Let’s be clear about a couple of things. On Saturday, the claim was that these boys had shown up to protest and harass the Indigenous People’s March – that is demonstrably false. The claim was made that the boys sought out and surrounded Nathan Philips. That is also demonstrably false. That’s two big strikes against those who spun and propagated the initial narrative.
So, you’re right, I don’t see these boys as being anywhere near the same level of culpability for what happened that day as Mr. Philips and the Black Hebrew Israelites are. We’re just not going to agree on that one.
This fellow put together a pretty comprehensive report on Sunday drawing from multiple sources that breaks the narrative that was spun on Saturday.
On Sunday morning, after reading posts from Lo Pan and some others, I was certainly disappointed in the apparent behavior. But after Sunday evening, I was pretty incensed at the hit job that had been put on them.
You’ll forgive me of I don’t take the word of some YouTuber I’m not familiar with JUST like I’m not, currently, taking the word of super left leaning site claiming to have video of the boys harrassing and threatening to take women on the mall. I’m really trying to see the big picture here. That being said “hit job” my skinny white ass. You’re making them into utter martyrs. Which, I admit, more than makes sense.
This is all for me tonite as I am about to engage in furlough drinking and my judgment will be more, let’s say, militant and less moderate.
Lo Pan, you ignorant slut!
I appreciate the tone and the facts and even the sources for the biased facts, gentlemen. I think we can all agree that the initial reports were way over hasty. And I think the image of a bullying smirk under a MAGA hat caused the conclusion jumping.
Most importantly though (to me), is that the more people focus on this, the less they focus on trump holding the govt hostage over his wall. That’s the higher priority, IMHO.
I’m also gonna shush, to give others room to talk.
How dare you! I am NOT ignorant…
I’ll drink to that, Jack, or jack, or whoever you’re being tonight.
Alert, Jack. He’s on to us. I repeat, Ed is on to us.
Deadly Class, anyone?
I want to like it. I’m just really struggling with all of the welcomed violence and no morales.
At least the new Spider-Man movie is full of Miles Morales.
(I’m just teasing. mwa)
My one word reviews of new series i’ve Watched recently:
Deadly Class: Hmmm
The Passage: meh!
I have no doubt that in less than 2 years Ryah and Van will literally be watching America burn. At least they’ll have this forum to talk to each other to.
No wait …
Yeah. I sometimes think America is broken.
That being said, the rest of the world (including Canada) has issues too. Maybe just not so public and to the extent of you guys.
Well the UK has the brexit farce currently happening.
Maybe the problem is humans. #thanos2020
Look… The Pan is already feeling it…
The Pan should keep its hands to itself!
It’s Trump’ s America the Pan doesn’t have to!!!
I get to see the dentist later this morning. Gonna make my pearly whites pearly white.
What I learnt today:
Orkney is further North than Banff.
Off to the dentist. I somehow find today’s weather appropriate for today’s activity
My teeth are clean and cavity free
CP: Get It Right Next Time – Gerry Rafferty
Always bet on comeback.
I think you meant comeblac…er. no. No you didn’t
Also I cannot tell you how much I am into this.
I am in to this.
ESPECIALLY if they incorporate morbius the living vampire
Interesting. I wonder if he would still assume the role of “Blade” or some other role. Within the bounds of the MCU, I’m hopeful.
I’m rocking out to youtube and drinking so I’m having a good night.
All of YouTube? You’re gonna be there awhile.
Luckily I have a curfew alarm set.
After all I don’t want a repeat of Sunday night…
My teabag broke. What’s that about?
Stupid website updates. Stupid anthology call for submissions making me update the website. Stupid authors asking for rights back making me update the website. Stupid authors receiving accolades for stories making me update the website.
In case you haven’t figured it out, I’m doing website updates today.
Happy Birthday Cynful!
Indeed. Happy Birthday Cynful!
Happy birthday, Cynful!
Every once in awhile, I miss living in close proximity to NYC.
I see twitter is going ape shit over a Super Bowl ad that will feature Jeff Bridges as The Dyde.
Happy or outraged ape shit?
Happy and pissef off if it’s only an ad.
For your YouTube enjoyment! This is my favorite album of 2019, so far:
Never heard of them. Are they hair metal?
Stop it, you.
Thank you for the birthday wishes.
When you want to introduce your kids to HP Lovecraft:
They actually address the racism thing on that page!
It’s snowing again
My house is clean for another week
I’m gonna ask over at FB too, but I’ll start here:
This is a thing for my work podcast:
What’s your favorite healthy activity or exercise?
(Note: I’m going to read people’s answers on an upcoming ISH podcast episode. Let me know how you’d like your name to read, or if you’d like your answer to be anonymous.)
I wouldn’t say it was my favourite (that was walking) but I’m reduced to using an excercise bike to slow muscle wastage on the leg with a dodgy knee.
Not a fan of the bike?
It’s boring to do, but I can read or listen to music so that helps.
In the past, I would have said running, but with aging knees, I like bicycling a lot.
I walk a lot because it’s what I have the most opportunity for – but I also prefer biking, particularly when the weather is good.
There is my favorite exercise … and then there is the ones I actually get to do.
I try to get 20 minutes of cardio stressing exercise 3 days a week and since I’m all dressed for the occaision, I add some core and strength.
As with others I find that biking is the easiest on my knees, hips.
To avoid using weather as an excuse not to do that work … I utilize a stationary bike at my gym.
To keep from losing my mind to the tedium of 20 minutes on the bike, I will intersperse the riding with 5 minutes to 10 minutes on a rowing machine.
After that, as a minimum, on day 1 I will do some upper body with dumb bells. Day 2 I will do core work. Multiple sets of sit-ups/leg lifts and the like.
If I make it to 3 sessions in a week I reward myself with a session of bench press. Hey … you get to do that laying down!
Also – before during and after there is a lot of stretching. A LOT.
Running after my children. Good for the body. Bad for the nerves
… and here’s hoping some of that “back pay” finds its way to Federal contractors.
During warmer months I like to go for long walks (at least 5km or more). I’m the winter I fire up Just Dance on the Xbox
The Democrats as well as every single news Outlet need to shut the hell up right now about Trump caving. This is exactly how the shutdown started when Fox News pissed him off. He’s liable after these three next week to shut down the government for an entire year if they don’t shut the hell up
A country where news outlets and political leaders need to censor the truth for fear of the petty retribution of the highest-ranking official. . .
Is where we are at.
He has point. Plus it makes them sound like poor winners.
And there’s enough of that from the orange haired dingus.
Yeah, he’s not wrong.
But that’s also not a functioning democracy.
I agree with the not parading around like this was some sort of game that could be “won”. The damage that has been done is too serious.
Try not to think about the fact that what he has agreed to, is pretty much what he agreed to back at Christmas, before the maniacs convinced him he was selling out.
A planet where apes evolved from men?
Took the eldest daughter to see The Fab Four tonight. Pretty fantastic Beatles show. Highly recommended for all humans.
A bizarre story about David Bowie in a fistfight with Axl Rose over the daughter of one of the Everly Brothers, who was apparently in bondage gear for a G n’ R video.
Some of the deepest lyrics in guns and roses catalog can be found on “Its So Easy”.
Alright, I just finished the last season of “A Series of Unfortunate Events” on Netflix.
I have never read the books, so I came in with no fore knowledge. I tuned in due to Neil Patrick Harris as the lead. It was quite a ride and I definitely recommend it. It’s only three seasons that in total are about 25 episodes, so it’s not a massive amount of time to binge.
Agreed Ed. I had no idea about any of it and this was mos def the series that was #1 at family watching time. It was also the only show that was at family watching time but that’s neither here nor there…
It’s a goddamn delight
Ed and Lo, you ignorant. . . Wait.
Do you know which books the series covers? We read #1 many moons ago. We all liked it, but I thought it was a wee bit dark for elementary school kids.
Jack you ignorant slut! We just said we never read the books! Get him Ed!
Btw the show is covering them all. They’ve done Bad Begginning thru Slippery Slope so far. Thanks Google!
Oh shit they just put the rest up. I see now what Ed meant
Jack, you ignorant slut – what Lo Pan said!
Yes, season 3 dropped January 1? I think. Anyway – just saw that this past week and proceeded to gobble them up.
And yeah – no previous contact with the books. Though, what I’ve read says they are a pretty close adaption, with changes to the show generally considered improvements – but you’ll always have book purists who won’t tolerate any change, so there’s that.
CW: Counterpart S2E6
Have any of you tried watching this series yet?
Have any of us heard of this series yet?
..and you call yourself a sci-fi fan!
My wife has been following it. I tried, but just couldn’t get into it. Low key J. K. Simmons just doesn’t work for me.
A BTiLC board game!? $71!?
Annihilation was brilliant. Thanks for the recommendation Jack!
Btw Jack, do you know what book it covers?
Why yes, it covers a 2014 novel by Jeff Vandermeer callHEEEeeeeyyyyy.
I never knew Pam could produce such a sharp edge. I just thought it was a buttery anti-stick spray.
Oh it’s buttery alright..
Think of the children!
Don’t cook your eggs with Lo Pam.
Looks like it might be fun:
I don’t remember this one. But it does look fun.
A brief history of computer grid based dungeon crawlers:
Few games give a sense of accomplishment than completing Dungeon Master.
Interesting to draw a direct line from text games to dungeon crawls.
Now that is long term planning:
Intrigued I’d made an attempt to start something like this a few years back.
Polar a new film on netflix is one weird piece of shit.
place your bets on Lo loving that film.
I’ve only seen you and one other person comment about it, but you both disliked it.
So, I’m cancelling my 20-year+ endorsement of Bill Maher, and yes it’s about the Stan Lee thing. Not the initial thing, but his shitty doubling-down rant this past Friday.
I’m not done with him because I disagree with his comments (although I do). . . I’ve disagreed with many things he’s said over the years, but I’ve always respected where he was coming from.
Not in this case.
After Ebert said “video games aren’t art,” back in the 2000s, he engaged the counter-arguments and acklowledged the valid points made, and even acknowledged that he might have been in error. He learned from the whole thing, didn’t just fold his arms and insist that everyone agreed he was right.
In this case, Maher is just being a condescending, small-minded dick, looking down on anyone who’s able to find deeper meaning in comics, YA books, or any art he finds to be “beneath him,” which is pretty ironic coming from a stand-up comedian.
It’s a shame, because I often found him to be hilarious, and the most spot-on about the big issues. His talking points often helped me to crystallize my thoughts on slippery topics.
I’m sure he will be funny and right about plenty of things again, just without my endorsement.
I’ve at times found him funny and inciteful and at other times a condescending jerk. I haven’t listened to him opine on Stan Lee, but I find it pretty ridiculous to criticize one form of entertainment over another. A student of mythology and a fan of graphic novels may have a lot in common for instants.
I say “meh” on him.
Comics are books with pictures … or if you prefer, they are movies in which the frames move at the speed in which YOU advance them.
Does he hate books? Does he hate movies? This is just a different format of either one of those.
The first text adventure (it had graphics but it was still basically a text adventure) was the computer adaption of The Hobbit. This conversation with the game’s main writer is illuminating:
It’s also saddens to reflect how women we’re almost invisible in the early 80’s computer games industry (except in PR). I didn’t even know Veronika Megler was the main brains behind the hobbit. In fact it wasn’t until the Atari ST conversion of Super Sprint that I was even aware there were women programmers.
Is it bad that I never gave the humans (of either gender) behind those games, any thought what so ever?
Although I did read a lot of magazines at the time.
Kitty gets to go to the vet today. She’s pretty excited
You might think you are hard but are you hard enough to take out your appendix, well are you?
I might try my glossary or Table of Contents, but never the appendix.
But how would you do fending off a rampaging pre-historic thesaurus?
With vigor, vim, liveliness, lustiness, vitality, intensity, potency, strength. . . .
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46846771 A certain Desert Pixie I know was obsessed with this show. That’s not a gripe at her; it’s definitely charming.
Awww it IS charming!
CP: Eye for an Eye — UNKLE
I think tomorrow would be a good day for a bpb
I love the blay py blays!
Bay blady bay.
Looks like the Universal Studio Dark Universe is done before it even got started.
And nothing was lost…
An excellent idea was lost but yeah, the films were bad and ultimately history won’t remember
I suspect that we’re already over-saturated with the “classic filmland monsters,” and that, while no one was against a new, awesome take on Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, Wolfman, etc., no one was really all that excited for it.
And nothing says “We’re not even trying, we just want your money” more than a crapfest (per all critic and audience reviews) starring fucking Tom Cruise.
I think they would have been better off treating the Brendan Fraser Mummy movies as their canon and then brought him in on a Wolfman or Frankenstein project to build the “universe”
A tribute to Phil Lynott:
Out in the fields with you!
Van, I had no idea you were a Thin Lizzy fan. Man.
Panning you was like panning the dead
Jason C looks like me. Jason C. Ah.
Omg jack…. post of the year for many reasons…
I’m awake. Really, I am.
It looks like the pbp will have to be done tomorrow
“Archie Comics out of Context” is apparently the new Garfield minus Garfield.
It’s just about Lasagna ?
Even out of context, I suspect that these are still in context.
lol. Those are terrible.
I’ve been reading the “Dark Phoenix” storyline recently. I just noticed that Wolverine was reading Penthouse in a store in one panel.
So started ‘The Terror’ by Dan Simmons and bloody hell you call almost feel the cold.
I really enjoyed that book.
Just separate the writer from the work. Also, separate the book from the mini-series.
How on Earth AMC going to do a S2 of the TV series? WTF
“will be set during World War II and center on an uncanny specter that menaces a Japanese-American community from its home in Southern California to the internment camps to the war in the Pacific.”
Not sure what that has to do with the boat.
I know we have a few Mountain Goats fans here:
Cool. A friend is a rabid fan, and I like them. I’m sure this will be good.
This whole project just keeps looking more and more promsing.
Alright, let’s try this one more time, my posts don’t seem to be landing for some reason.
Ahem, This just keeps looking more and more promsing:
BTW the fact that a Marvel film is up for best picture is phenomenal. Even if I don’t think it’s the best Marvel film (it’s close) it’s an amazing leap for the genre.
Now, here’s where people tell me it’s only nominated because of left wing propaganda…
Well, why did he have to be Black Panther? Why couldn’t he have been the White Panther?
Let’s see if this one goes:
Star Wars was almost terrible:
18:24 is quite the commitment from me, but I’m intrigued.
It is a fascinating bit on Star Wars history. . . but I’d assume that many, many movies get pieced together and changed like this during the final edits. A lot of books get written this way too.
The video also feels slightly like it’s taking part in this modern mindset that George Lucas never had a clue, and that he was always a bumbling fool who just lucked out with Star Wars and partially Raiders (and American Graffiti), which bothers me.
My alternate theory: he was a brilliant, dedicated young filmmaker, but megagianthuge success changed him. His priorities and sensibilities shifted, and he was surrounded by Yes Men who wouldn’t stand up to him about his so-called “improvements” in the Special Editions, or his out-of-touch, weak storytelling in the prequels.
My own pet theory is that as he got older, his desire to push the envelope withdrew and he got complacent and he started to see “Star Wars” a series for kids. I think “THX 1138” and “A New Hope” are tonally more alike than “A New Hope” and “Phantom Menace”.
Hmm, that one posted. Let’s see if the one that was giving me trouble works now.
The new Dune project continues to get more promising:
OK phew. . . . I like him a lot, but I’d be concerned if he was being cast as Paul Muad ‘Dib. Oscar will be an excellent Duke Leto.
It looks like they’ve cast an actual teenager as Paul this time, which is true to the book!
Interesting. I’m trying not to get my hopes up for this one.
This is Garfield Minus Garfield:
Hi, Deadpan! The other day (Monday), I had a weird dream that I thought you would find amusing.
I was in a hotel/convention-center complex doing something work-related, at a time when there just happened to be a nerd convention there, too. I was walking through the halls and the enclosed walkways between buildings in my office clothes, while lots of people around me were in costume. Among those people, I ran into Ed from Texas, dressed in full Iron Man armor (minus the mask), made of bright red and yellow craft foam. We were very surprised and happy to see each other, especially since I had no idea he even had that costume. :silly:
That was no dream…
I’m pretty sure that Ed refers to that as “business casual”.
Ed would find a way to get the suit working.
Today is about phone calls.
CP: Yuk Foo — Wolf Alice
Ok Deadpan, you were warned
It’s movie time
Today’s movie is The Doll
The Netflix elevator pitch: it’s got a mind of its own, and it’s ready to end them both. This is no ordinary doll – it’s a demon in disguise
Oop it’s subtitles. That means there will be fewer posts as it’s hard to read the screen and type at the same time
Roadside bathroom break
The doll has no eyes. Creepy
I think this is a sorority house. If it is, there better be nudity
The doll wants to play hide and seek
Ok, not a sorority house
The doll scratched him
Ummm. Maybe a few years earlier, with a different couple?
He wants to buy a house
They ended up with a nice house
Invited to the new neighbour’s party
The same tree the other people found the doll
The tree has an evil history
She doesn’t believe in evil spirits
Cutting down the evil tree
The doll hitched a ride
Honey, did you fart?
Wow, is he a deep sleeper
It must be a mouse
The doll farted
Checking the video footage
You must return the doll to the tree
This doll really wants to play hide and seek
Uci wants some soup
Uci wrote on her wall. Bad girl
Bad Uci, bad
Either that’s a cheap door knob or a very strong umbrella
Time to bury the doll
Bath time! You know nothing will go wrong here
You know, the little kid who lives across the way, really bugs me
Ok, at this point, any sane person would turn around and go home
Yeah, I would wake him
Again with the wall writing
Help me OBwan Kenobi, you’re my only hope
We must communicate with the spirit
Revenge is evil
It’s easier to posses someone who is terrify
Forcing the demon to stay in the doll
Get an axe? I don’t have an axe in my house
Not birds. Bats!
Don’t trust her
Why the attic? Why not outside?
Death by a thousand scissor stabs
The past caught up to him
Bad Daniel, bad
Wow, those are cheap doorknobs
The house is bleeding
Who puts their hand in a running garburator?
Wow, he’s tough
At what point do you call 911?
Find your reason
I was ok with this one. The connection between the beginning of the movie (in the non-sorority house) and the rest took a bit of time to figure out. They never did explain it, I just had to make my own guess and assume it’s correct
Because it’s a horror movie, therefore sorority house?
How DARE you!
This is how. This is how.
“A garbage disposal unit (also known as a garbage disposal, waste disposal unit, garbage disposer, or in Canadian English a garburator)”
Ah, that makes sense. Better than Teri Garr as the Terminator.
I’d but that for a dollar!
(Oh, ssank you, Dr.)
This is rather wonderful:
New Gloryhammer coming!
One of the ultimate “hey, it’s that guy!” actors. Lotta love for him in Gremlins and Terminator.
Kitty and I will be spending the evening alone.
A Grand Slam wedding is the new Shotgun wedding.
Denny’s and shotguns are a lot alike.They both make you fear for your life.
Perhaps you’d prefer a rooty tooty fresh n shooty from IHOP?
Rooty Tooty Fresh n Shooty is the name of our new country album
Things that make you fear for your life.
d. All of the above
That’s the real grand slam
I forgot to mention that I picked up Dark Knight III: The Master Race on sale, based on the glowing reviews from trusted online hipster sources.
Sigh. . .
A couple of badass moments, but for the most part, Meh. One of the biggest problems: a lot of it is – – wait for it – – juvenile.
All readers should just stick to the first Dark Knight Returns. Leave the sequels alone.
Sort of billiards but really more of a timely FYI.
(I want to make sure everyone knows this tech physically exists and is already in use.)
One of the (many) things that drives me nuts about spending 7 billion to build a medieval defense system along our southern border …
I PERSONALLY know someone who works for a company that makes a product called “Ground Aware Radar”.
It was specifically designed to detect vehicle or foot traffic in given area. It can discriminate between a human and wild life.
It is a small, portable, autonomous system that can instantly send out alerts as sms or email messages.
ONE unit can provide surveilance for 2000 acres at a cost of less than $60 an acre and they have units ready to deploy NOW.
Trump’s fence was estimated (2 years ago) to cost 3.9 million a mile. His wall has been estimated to cost 7.4million a mile.
This wall would take many months or years to contruct.
They could start deploying these units in a mater of days.
This isn’t sci-fi or experimental. They already have several utility companies that use these to monitor the acreage around their remote facilities. Also, a MAJOR US airport … located outside of the city it is associated with has used these systems for years to monitor the vast acreage of prairie that surround it.
So yeh. If you DID believe that we are being over run by vast hoards out in the dessert, to the level of EMERGENCY … there is a MUCH more cost effective way to deal with it.
If trump was actually looking for the solution to a problem, rather than grasping for justification to build his wall … there are much better answers than burying $7billion in the desert.
But can el presidente orange put his name on that radar in giant capital letters? I don’t think so. Can that radar get the drooling masses cheering? Can it intimidate brown people, and let them know that a segment of the population thinks they don’t belong here?
I covered the Last in Line tonight, who are mostly Ronnie James Dio’s old band doing mostly Dio classics. Just great great stuff.
Nice, I’ve played with the idea of recreating “Stuck in the Middle” as a learning exercise.
Hubby says he’ll be home early today. We’ll see if that actually happens.
Hey look, it’s snowing
The article teases with: “It’s like a culinary riddle: what is a food made of only three ingredients where the main processing is done by invisible workers; which can be eaten as an appetizer, condiment or dessert; and which is prescribed by doctors to cure ailments?”
But my guess was wrong.
Work seems overly complicated today. Can I ignore everything until the day is over?
I’ll allow it.
So entered in the Record.
TEB to ignore everything.
Currently chocked full of NERVOUS ANTICIPATION.
My eldest competes in a big time Track Meet in an hour @ Texas Tech.
Last week she got a new PR that was 1.5″ short of the NCAA provisional qualifying mark for her sport. SOOOO close!
Can’t think about it.
I hope it went well for her, JJ!
Yes, please let us know how it goes!
CP: You’re No Good — Sons of Freedom
Lunch with Rhett: good!
I had a strange, delicious rice thing, and he got a sandwich bigger than my head.
Damn, that sandwich must have been huuuuuuge!
(you left yourself wide open)
Although, I probably would have been more offended by something like
”What, like a slider?”
That sandwich ended up being 3 separate meals. I had no idea.
Emily Devenport and her husband* are awesomely weird people. I assume this book is all kinds of strange, but it made a bunch of “Best of 2018” lists from major reviewers. On Kindle sale right now.
*Her husand is Ernest Hogan, who wrote the utterly gonzo but pretty brilliant “Smoking Mirror Blues.”
Yeah, “Medusa Uploaded” is pretty unique. I greatly enjoyed it and can’t wait for the sequel.
The people in the portrait:
The variation of fantasy ( and SF) by British TV that exists but never had a public release:
Early reviews for Battle Angel: Alita.
Search for a time before photographs:
Well it may help some of you:
I’m disturbed that that article has 483 comments.
You’d think it was some weird cult gathered around well quaffed guitar guru and the disciples use the site to communicate with each other with cryptic references that tend to frighten away newcomers.
Wait, what was I commenting on?
Saving throw vs. meta
Yngwie J. Malmsteen?
How does the monster attack affect the social parallels?
Morning Pan -27C right now. We’re headed out, in an hour, to go grocery shopping
Had birthday dinner with my Boo last night. She always wants to go to the best steak house in Calgary. Since it’s only once a year, we take her. My tummy is still stuffed with goodness.
Happy birthday, Boo!
Thanks for the well wishes for my daughter.
Things didn’t turn out the way we had hoped but failure occurred in a positive direction so … there is that.
Quick primer – Pole vaulting poles come in a wide variety of lengths and stiffness. Longer ones allow you to hold higher to start with (higher is always the goal) but the longer they are the farther away from the pit you have to be able to jump from … requiring much more speed.
Like an archers bow, the stiffer it is the more power it has to throw something when it unloads. So you use the stiffest thing your strength can handle.
Apparently my daughter showed up totally amped and went with a pole longer than she has ever been able to use in practice … and over bent it. Two times in a row. So on her last jump the coach moved her to a pole that was even harder to bend … and she crushed that one as well.
So she “no heighten” but only because she turned into Superman. Or the hulk. So like Bruce Banner … if she can learn how to control that power, great things can occur.
Most impressive. That is quite the super power she’s developing.
Now, if she can start breaking those poles and accurately hurling them into things….well, that might be the time to get nervous. 🙂
Finally watched “The Disaster Artist”. Interesting.
You might be surprised at how many “vanity” films like the one featured in this film are made every year. Usually with a MUCH lower budget but to the same end. I have a pal who works on a LOT of these as a DP. As he puts it, “good or bad … they’re all paying my day rate”.
The bad ones do have the added benefit of providing him with great stories to tell at get togethers.
Have you seen The Room?
I have not.
I am intrigued though.
It’s beyond just a “bad movie.” It’s like an AI with no actual understanding of human behavior tried to write a tragic love story. You’ve probably gotten some glimpse of the unintended hilarity of the whole thing.
The Big Game is on.
I realize I am not intrigued.
It was on the background. I didn’t even pay attention to the commercials, really, although there did seem to be a bunch with robots in them.
This was 60 years ago today. http://mentalfloss.com/article/20776/february-3-1959-day-music-died
We started watching Nightfliers on Netflix this weekend. We’re only three episodes in but are quite enjoying it so far.
The first episode put me off, decided to keep watching Origin on youtube.
My fingers are cold
So far, I’ve managed to check off five things from my todo list. Only nine more items left. *sigh*
I decided to move to the Living room and turn on the fireplace. Kitty was very happy with that idea
I gotta say, I was really impressed with season 1 of Travelers. I’m glad my Desert Pixie got me to watch.
I look forward to S2, but first – – Punisher S2.
Spent the Superbowl go through my email and cleaning out my inbox. Can’t tell you about the game but I DID get rid of more than 200 old emails! There should be a merit badge for that.
2 commercials stuck out. Some commercial for the next season of “Game of Thrones” that wins the prize for mis-direction …
… and an ad that had Harrison Ford … just because Han Solo IS NOT DEAD I TELL YOU!!!!!
Only 200? I got rid of about 25,000 yesterday. Of course those were mostly promo emails from companies and easily filtered. 😉
We also liked the NFL 100 ad. 😀
“We also liked the NFL 100 ad. ”
Oh yeh. That add was fun. I had forgotten about it.
There was also one where a guy has a near death experience and when he looks around his cubicle after being saved, he seems full of regret for having been saved.
I liked that one
I didn’t watch so I cannot attest to the accuracy of this article, but still funny.
My comment is that they have reverted Halftime back to it’s traditional role … a time to go to the rest room and then gather more snacks!
I just purged another 100 e-mails!
I AM INVINCIBLE!!! (Cue exploding cryo tanks).
I hope they don’t fuck it up, but with the writer’s direct involvement, they just might pull it off.
I should give this series a real shot. I love Brian K. Vaughn’s Saga, but I wasn’t hooked by issue 1 of Y.
It’s worth it in my opinion and that opinion is shared by a few other Pan inclined individuals.
Look I know I give you shit for “not liking good stuff” but Y is a full on masterpiece of any genre or media. It’s beyond fucking amazing and the only book I’ve bought the entire series in deluxe comic format. I love Saga. Love love love Saga. Y is better than Saga.
Also I am going to be “that guy” and refuse to watch this. There is no way they can make it near as good as the book.
Y is religion.
I will give Y a fair chance.
I love how chill the band are about this.
Who the fuk is Peking Duk
So it appears the path to success in the literary world is to be a lying bar steward:
What about his wife. . . . Morgan Fairchild. . . yeah, that’s the ticket.
Another chilly day
I hate to feed the “outrage headline of the day” cycle, but wouldn’t the Liam Neeson thing indicate that he’s looking back with regret about his wrong-headed thinking, and that he’s grown from it?
Feel free to ignore this and get on with life. Or also feel free to tell me I have it wrong, or I don’t have all the facts.
For context: https://news.avclub.com/liam-neeson-responds-to-criticism-over-controversial-ra-1832358288
I have the same takeaway. He’s reflecting on a dark time in his life and having an honest discussion of rage and racism. People shouldn’t be shocked that those feelings aren’t bound by the confines of political correctness.
How about just shutting the fuck up?
I’m going to guess a lot of people have thoughts that could be charitably described as bad at times
If you have revenge fantasies, dreaming of sex with a stranger, etc than just keep them to yourself.
I disagree in this case, because he’s raising it himself, horrified with himself from 4 decades ago. No dimwit white supremacist can point to his comments as justification for their bullshit.
Contrast that with the Virginia politician, who’s suddenly appalled by (people finding out about) his juvenile racist behaviors of the past.*
Where I do agree with you 100%: if these were his current feelings, then the public forum isn’t the place to process them. Work that shit out in private or in counseling.
*Or anyone else who was trying to cover up their rotten antics, but is suddenly either in denial of them, or is suddenly full of regret. See: Kavanaugh, Spacey, Louis CK, etc.
97, a damned good innings:
A tour around the Concorde of nuclear reactors:
Cool to read the different between this different plant, and the more common plants.
I really wanted to sleep in this morning but my body had other ideas
What did you do today Bob? oh nothing much, just killed a cougar with my bare hands.
Man attacked by cougar? The jokes write themselves.
I did more today than I expected. Go me.
Yeah, I’m not feelin’ it today.
Modern life is awfully darn convenient … until it stops being so.
Message to me from the manufacturer –
“I am sorry to tell you that due to the item isn’t bought from our website, we do not have your order information and could not help you solve the issue, you can contact with Amazon customer service to solve it.”
From Amazon –
“Please contact the seller directly for warranty information for this product. You may also be able to find warranty information on the manufacturer’s website.”
We Rate Dogs now has a card game:
This is a neat hting that happens every year, led by Bruce Sterling:
I didn’t catch it live, but I started catching up yesterday. It’s a lot to consume, and TBH, this year isn’t hooking me as much as in the past, but still big brainy talk on the state of things – – with a bigger picture view than the plague of MAGA.
Hubby said some of the teachers at school are giving him a hard time. They asked what he was getting me for Valentine’s Day, and he said nothing, we don’t celebrate. Then they gave him heck for it. He then asked me if I wanted flowers. I told him, as an educator, he should tell them to stop bullying him and trying to make him give into peer pressure 😉
Teach those kids that superficial/traditional trinkets mean a lot less than real quality time throughout the year!
Well, if you really wanted to know how big everything…and I mean Everything in the Star Wars universe, this guy has you covered:
There is no dark side of the moon, really. As a matter of fact, it’s all dark.
Another lonely evening for this bunny.
Today is mom-in-law’s birthday. Is it wrong I like my mom-in-law more than my own mom?
How women were written out of genre history:
It smells like cow manure outside
Happy 45th Blazing Saddles! A real clinic in comedy and storytelling. Unfortunately it’s message of how ludicrousness racism is is still beyond relevant today.
45 years… surprising how not much has changed.
Steve Buscemi – no longer king of the B-movie actors … because he is no longer “B-List”.
Bruce Campbell might have something to say about that.
CP: The Noose — A Perfect Circle
Hooray, a dumb comment from a politician outside of the U.S.!
Yeah I don’t count the UK as outside the US anymore. We are just two peas in a gross pod. Sorry Van…
Anyway I KNOW there’s a perfect Blackadder quote for this…
I spy with my bored little eye something beginning with “T”.
My breakfast always begins with tea. Then I have a little sausage, then a egg with some little soldiers.
Baldrick, when I said it begins with “T”, I was talking about a letter.
Nah – it never begins with a letter. The postman don’t come till 10.30.
I can’t go on with this. George, take over.
All right, sir. Umm… I spy with my little eye something beginning with “R”
For God’s sake, Baldrick. Army starts with an “A”. He’s looking for something that starts with an “R”. Rrrrrrr.
Well, a motorbike starts with an rrrrm rrrrm rrrrm.
Right, right, right. My turn again. What begins with “Come here” and ends in “Ow”?
I don’t know.
[Blackadder punches Baldrick in the face] Ow!
Allita: Battle Angel was ok.
I can’t Argue with the reviews stating that they were so busy setting up future sequels that the plot suffered.
Some good action sequences though…
Hubby’s not home.
Am I reading? Nope.
Am I watching TV? Nope.
Am I gaming? Nope
I decided to put in some extra work time. What’s wrong with me?
That’s enough of that. I think it’s reading time.
CR: Grimenna by N.K. Blazevic
One of yours?
Blood Red shoes have just released thier finest album, thier sixth, to date. Get Tragic is lyrically brutally honest, and musically genius. A real musical departure and maturity for them. And it’s a tight 36 minutes. Do it!
A definite highlight.
Some of these could have been really interesting:
Freedman yes. Spielberg ooooooh I’m not so sure
Headed to the city today
Yeah, I heard about this. It’s a shame. I liked him a lot
Yeah, always enjoyed him. RIP
BANGBANGBANG is a song by K-Pop boy band BigBANG. Here’s the lyrics if you were curious.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
난 깨어나 까만 밤과 함께 hey
다 들어와 담엔 누구 차례 hey
한 치 앞도 볼 수 없는 막장 게릴라
경배하라 목청이 터지게 yea
찌질한 분위기를 전환해
광기를 감추지 못하게 해
남자들의 품위 여자들의 가식
이유 모를 자신감이 볼만해
난 보란 듯이 너무나도 뻔뻔히
니 몸속에 파고드는 알러지
이상한 정신의 술렁이는 천지
오늘 여기 무법지
난 불을 질러 심장을 태워
널 미치게 하고 싶어
B.I.G. yea we bang like this
모두 다 같이
총 맞은 것처럼
Bang, bang, bang
Bang, bang, bang
빵야 빵야 빵야
Bang bang bang
Bang bang bang
빵야 빵야 빵야
다 꼼짝 마라 다 꼼짝 마
다 꼼짝 마라 다 꼼짝 마
오늘 밤 끝장 보자 다 끝장 봐
오늘 밤 끝장 보자
빵야 빵야 빵야
널 데려가 지금 이 순간에
새빨간 저 하늘이 춤출 때
돌고 돌아 너와 나 이곳은 Valhalla
찬양하라 더 울려 퍼지게 yea
We go hard 불침번 밤새 달려 축지법
이 노래는 꼭지점 신이나 불러라 신점
큰 비명소리는 마성의 멜로디
검은 독기의 연결 고리
사방 팔방 오방 가서 푸는 고삐 Whoo
난 불을 질러
네 심장을 태워
널 미치게 하고 싶어
B.I.G. yeah we bang like this
모두 다 같이
총 맞은 것처럼
Bang bang bang
Bang bang bang
빵야 빵야 빵야
Bang bang bang
Bang bang bang
빵야 빵야 빵야
다 꼼짝 마라 다 꼼짝 마
다 꼼짝 마라 다 꼼짝 마
오늘 밤 끝장 보자 다 끝장 봐
오늘 밤 끝장 보자
빵야 빵야 빵야 (빵야 빵야 빵야, 빵야 빵야 빵야)
Ready or not
Yea we don’t give a what
Ready or not
Yea we don’t give a what
Let’s go 남자들은 위로
여자들은 get low
당겨라 bang bang bang
Let the bass drum go
여자들은 get low
당겨라 bang bang bang
Let the bass drum go
Let the bass drum go
Let the bass drum go
Bang bang bang
Bang bang bang
Let the bass drum go
Bang bang bang
Bang bang bang
Let the bass drum go
Still better than most Def Leppard lyrics.
Hey, you take that back!
“So c’mon, take a bottle, shake it up
Break the bubble, break it up”
Okay, maybe you have point.
It occurs to me that the above section of lyrics are oddly non-contextural and as such, fail as a series of directions.
“take a bottle” Okay, so a take a bottle. What bottle am I to take? I would advise that if you take a bottle to take one that is being offered or otherwise one that you own yourself. Don’t take one from the convience store unless you plan on paying for it. The lyric doesn’t say what you are to take a bottle of, but given that the song name is “Pour Some Sugar on Me” and there are bubbles involved, it is likely a bottle of soda pop. Beer typically isn’t sweeten and diet soda pop doesn’t contain sugar so any sugared soda pop should work.
“shake it up” I infer that the “it” in question is the bottle of soda pop.
“Break the bubble” There seems to be a missing step or this is a misprint. Break the “bottle” would have made more sense, but I believe that “open the bottle” is the missing step. “Pour the contents of the bottle in a manner that bubbles are in easy reach” could be implied. The song rightly instructed to “shake it up” ensuring that bubbles would present themselves. However, there would be multiple bubbles and break “the” bubble seems oddly specific. We should either be directed to the correct bubble to break or simply to break “a” bubble.
“break it up” is redundant and could be left out as a step.
New improved lyric:
Take a bottle of sugared soda pop that you own.
Shake the bottle vigorously for 10 seconds.
Open the bottle and pour its contents in front of you so that bubbles are within your reach.
Break a bubble, it doesn’t matter which one.
I do not claim to know the purpose of performing the action above, but at least now you can do it accurately.
Rhett you win this day. Now break apart Rocket. Yeah.
I don’t know if I’m gettin it. Oh wait, yes, Armageddon It.
Decided to cancel my city appointments. It’s cold and snowy and traffic says to allow double the normal time to get to where I’m going
CP: (The Majestic Tale of) An Idiot With a Box — Murray Gold
I miss his scoring in the new Dr. Who.
Price of a pint of milk – 80p
Price of bottle of cola – £1
Introducing the metal heads on here to Landscape- priceless
Van, you’ve known me/us way too long to think of me/us solely as Metalheads.
I also hear he liked dogs (my eyes are rolling hard):
So tonight I finished watching the season of Russian Doll.
..and another big dollop of OK
I’m having a really good time with it. So far
I’m just going to call you Mary in future.
I’ve been called worse
Marvel is going full on with the embracing the 90’s with the webpage for Captain Marvel
We’re getting old, people.
Gah! OW, my eyes!
And excuse me, I already GOT old.
The comic sans is a nice touch.
Psst! cyberpunk album available to listen:
Will give a listen.
No surprise, we’re gaming tonight. Legendary: Alien will be on tap this evening
So, keeping this off of the main social media radars, but we’re doing an overnight at Phoenix Children’s for the littlest one. Hopefully that’s it. I wanna say it’s all precaution. More details later.
I’m not much for metaphysics, but prayers, good vibes, well-wishes – – well take what ya got.
We’re here for you and yours. Let us know what we can do.
You are welcome to my good vibes whenever I can pry them out of Lo Pam’s greasy hands.
Seriously, hope it turns out well.
What he said. I hope things are going better now.
That’s not grease…
What the heck:
They did a sequel to Das Boot and I’m pissed!!!
CP: Resentful – My Dilligence
Gawd bless this band
The good news – – no concerns today, good results, being discharged. Heading home after the admissions crew does their thing. So hopefully before college.
Great news indeed for you all!
The bad (?) news – no definitive answer either.
That plot continues on at a snail’s pace.
*hugs* and thoughts for all of you
CP: Hunt the Hunter – My Dilligence
CP: Backstabber- My Dilligence
This is a real good one…
It’s good to be home
Another hubbiless evening.
Advice time. I have not been (and do not plan to continue) updating my beer blog (bottlecollection.net), but I don’t want to let it dissapear into the ether. GoDaddy wants to charge me an arm and a leg just for renewal of the most basic plan. Anyone know of a better/cheaper hosting site that will let me simply keep the domain name and the existing content?
I’ve been frustrated with Yahoo hosting, and whatever it turned into afterward. They’re the ones who fucked up my @ jackmangan.com email. I can only recommend against them.
We use Hostgator. It seems pretty reasonable and does what we want.
I’m cold. I think it’s time to sit in front of the fireplace.
I an hour or so, I have to go out into the freeze to get cat food. She better appreciate what I do for her.
Good lord it’s cold outside. Next time, the cat can get her own damn food
Take a deep dive into Rembrandt’s The Nightwatch:
Note: i had to switch off silent mode on my phone to hear the commentary.
I don’t think this link goes were you wanted to go? Here I get to read about tiny houses, dieting, and how to handle my email
Das ist alles!
How is the guy not related to Eric Roberts:
Is his first name Julia?
Holy shit…Nitzer Ebb is coming to town
And so he came and they called him Godhead.
Keep those fingers crossed:
I don’t (care to) know the business configs behind the scenes of all these media giants, but imagine there’s gotta be a conflict in there.
Still, it would be a happy turn of events.
It’s not quite as cold as yesterday.
I actually got a lot done this morning, yet it feels like I’ve done very little. Funny how that works
Witchmark by CL Polk is Tor’s free book this month:
..and yes Jack it’s a good book.
Just need worlds enough and time.
A rare example of the internet being a force for good.
Brunch with my Boo is on tap this morning.
Awww that sounds nice
I never get to have lunch with my boo anymore. #passiveaggressiveguilting #itsfinethebabynapsnowatluncthime #ihatehashtagoverload
CP: Aneurysm — Nirvana
An all time fav. Top ten song for me
Another illusion shattered:
It’s the end of Picard as we know ‘im… 😉
He was never going to be Ian Anderson after all, being French with a British accent.
Not even Laurie Anderson.
“hands holding his flute”
This could have gone so so wrong.
Had brunch with my Boo. We went to a place called the Pfanntastic Pannenkoek haus. Never been there before. It was full of yummy goodness
One of the best things about visiting Amsterdam is finding a restaurant that sells pancakes.
Now it’s time to get my monthly pushed, pulled, and stretched without an inch of my life. Hurts like hell when it’s happening but feels so wonderful the next day
It’s just part of my regular health issues. I get physio on my head and neck regularly. I tru to pair it with food with my Boo at other errand so I’m not going into the city for just the one thing. Usually it’s earlir in the day but she was unavailable then so brunch then dr today
I’ve had this tab open in Firefox for weeks, but never got around to watching the video. I closed the tab today, still unwatched.
I’m early, so reading time it is
In relation to Van’s Facebook post.
Free pie night at Village Inn!
For some reason I read that as free pie fight.
History of Ace Combat games:
It’s cold in my office today. Unfortunately, I actually have to work so no staying warm in front of the fireplace.
Apple Watch, yes or no?
Isn’t it a bit redundant, if you have an iPhone?
I’m in the nay camp.
My sister loves hers, but mainly for activity tracking. I have a Galaxy Watch, which is nice. It works in tandem with my Andriod well. But it is heavy and bulky.
Fight the power!
I don’t wear a watch … so, not for me.
If you do wear a watch though, I guess it offers some capabilities?
Kitty seems to think I should be sharing my ham sandwich. Kitty is wrong
CP: Halloween Americana — Everclear
Happy Heart Day, Pan.
You all get a piece of mine.
Also, Happy 1st Birthday to the littlest Mangan. Truth be told, she’s gotta BIG piece of my heart.
Happy birthday Hollind
CP: The Answer — Savages
Loomis got his Kelly, that price though.
For that many sixes, I hope it has a furnished apartment inside of it.
A nsfw list
So THAT’S why they call him Jughead. . .
(. . . I didn’t click the link yet)
Manifest is the worst acted, worst written, dumbest show on tv. The fuck do I keep watching for?
I’m with you there buddy.
It must be your Manifest Destiny.
I’ll show myself out.
We’re keeping your coat.
The problem with keeping old tech running is the supply chain:
Crap joke for the day:
How do you think the unthinkable?
With an itheberg
Ok Mr. Tyson…
Morning Pan. Long weekend coming up. I took today off so I have a four day long weekend. I wish I could do that every weekend
Fav song on the new Blood Red Shoes
Jason Mamoa as Duncan Idaho.
I hope this doesn’t mean they plan to inflate Idaho’s supporting role,
Well, he does play a much bigger role in the later books, so hopefully this is more of a long term play.
One can even say he’s the true main character.
Idaho isn’t small potatoes ?
And he isn’t your private. ;P
Indeed, he’s pretty major
It wasn’t a rock…. it as an Arrakis!
CP: Dance Apocalyptic — Janelle Monae
https://mashable.com/video/yesterday-trailer/#l15q_pqwqiqS – to watch later.
Surreal ‘Yesterday’ trailer imagines a bizarre world without The Beatles
I was bemused by that trailer, if that happened to me I could probably only remember the first line of Help and Back in the USSR..
The SNL version of this movie is that he’s a terrible musician and bombs anyway.
And I would laugh
The Orville is my new go to show and the one I currently look forward to the most every week. I love it.
And Van may disagree bit as much as I miss ___ I think I love ___ even more. She’s exquisite
Oh goodness yes,___ being attracted to ___ finally sealed my approval of ___
I agree with everything you both said. Although, the episode with the astrology nazis didn’t quite work for me. However, there have definately been more hits than misses in my opinion.
..and it’s goodbye to Bruno Ganz:
The Hitler memes will live on far longer…
Might as well take a crack at a crap joke for the day.
A man talks to his family doctor and says “my son has scarlet fever”.
Doctor: I know, I treated him yesterday.
Man: But, I also found out he kissed the maid.
Doctor: Then we’ll have to quarantine her as well.
Man: But, I also kissed the maid.
Doctor: Well, this is getting complicated, you might have contracted the disease as well.
Man: But, I also kissed my wife.
Doctor: Dammit man, now I’ve got it.
… slow clap
Btw, this qualifies as a crap joke.
The parallels are terrifying. https://anightatthegarden.com/?fbclid=IwAR3ihUlAk48vImgUhPsF-RoDCw_XZ3bqoXBqMssD8grKsXI8xVk1jpTzbUg
Watched Sesame Street with breakfast today, and it was the one with the Game of Thrones parody, to determine who will rule Jesteros.
One and a half episodes in to The Umbrella Academy (new Netflix series) and i’m Rather enjoying it.
There was an initial disappointment it was not set in Racoon City..
I enjoyed the book very much
It’s been a long time since I read volume 1. I was waiting to see the initial reaction of the series.
SORRY! Sorry. For some reason I read that as “Deadly Class” and not Umbrella Academy. I haven’t read Umbrella
I’m watching both tv adaptions and UB is far superior.
Just go and pick a fight in a bar and save yourself some money:
Sounds like Ed needs to go check this out.
Well, of course – it combines my two most favorite things…beer and yoga.
And mine! Beer and cursing
Trailers for Captain Marvel leave me un-inspired.
I will probably go see it out of trust in the Marvel franchise but … meh.
I already feel like I know enough about the Captain Marvel premise that I feel less of an urge to try and catch it before the next Avengers movie that she’ll feature in.
Come for the female empowerment, stay for the cat…
Just got back from seeing Alita: Battle Angel. We both liked it. Although, it didn’t really end so we fully expect a sequel, assuming it does well.
I’m afraid that’s about a likely as John Carter 2 or Tron 3 – probably deserving of another chapter, but unlikely to get it.
Tron was not deserving.
*leaves to do drunk shout yoga*
You’d better run!!!
I have fond memories of Tron 2, I kept asking my nephew to swap glasses to check if the 3D was working..
I’m with Ed and Van. Trim definitely warranted a sequel. Trim: Legacy was disappointing. But better than no sequel at all.
“Trim: Legacy” is not the film I think you think it is….
AND THE SOUNDTRACK IS OVERRATED TOO!!!
We also saw Battle Nigel today (not fixing that).
It’s often like a Van Damme movie, but there’s a lot to like. Fantastic setting. I’m interested in the sequel, if it ever happens.
I do wish we could get movies in this day and age that are interested in being good standalone films, and not just intro hooks for some greater franchise.
We’re only making plans for Battle Nigel
She must be happy.
Alita: Battle ANGEL – I dug it. I am easily impressed by alot of movies. I was prepared to be disappointed in this one before I saw it, based on grumbles I heard; but alas! It was fun and I fell for the teenagers in love. I also enjoyed the all-star cast.
It also piqued my interest in reading the manga book.
I love the original. I still plan to read the expanded version and the spin-offs.
I pretty much agree with this review:
These are the volumes in ComiXology Unlimited that you recommended?
Correct. You can read all 9 volumes of the original for free. 😀
Well, I enjoyed the first 3 volumes of the comic “Big Trouble in Little China”, but what happened after that was disappointing. 🙁
Agreed. I think our Lo Pan said the writing team changed.
Yeah it was a shame but do yourself a favor and check out the Old Man Jack mini series. It’s a bit of a take off of Old Man Logan and Carpenter is on the writing team. It’s wonderful.
Colour me unsurprised:
The Punisher was, by far the most compelling and overall consistantly excellent of the Netflix Marvel series. They better reincarnate it somewhere else, tho there’s no way I see it being on the Disney streaming.
My wish list, if they go forward somehow somewhere:
Do Electra right!
Build on the fantastic ending of Iron Fist S2.
If they do revive on Disney, then maybe they can budget appearances or crossovers with the characters from the films.
I’m on board with all but #1. SO done with Electra and the hand
Get thee behind me!
Elektra was done poorly in the series, but she’s one of Marvel’s best characters. The actress was fine in the role, they just misplayed her as the “conflicted villain/girlfriend” trope.
The Hand also should have been better.
I just think she’s an impossible character to nail down. She’s the single character equivalent of the F4. I SUPPOSE if somehow the team at Marvel Films got a hold of her then maybe…
There’s actually a non-zero chance of some of these series to be picked up by Hulu. We’ll have to wait and see.
I’ve only read Dreamsnake:
So I finished The Calculating Stars. MRK does an amazing job of writing real people. I understand that it’s actually a full series, but it works as a standalone story.
CP: Sparks Are Gonna Fly — Catherine Wheel
I’m 2 eps into Russian Doll.
eh … so far it’s only draw is it’s major plot device and one wonders how long that alone can sustain it.
It’s good enough that I’ll give it a third episode but if it hasn’t found it’s stride by then I’m moving along.
Just try Umbrella Academy instead:
No not instead. I enjoyed it.
Yoda me don’t
Yaddle me this
The creator of Alita calls the movie “the greatest in the world”. I wouldn’t go that far–even though I haven’t seen it yet–but he’s obviously a fan.
I guess I should post the link:
Just kitty and me again this evening.
Well I enjoyed Happy Death Day 2U, it actually crosses over to schlocky sci-fi and all the better for it.
Russian Doll –
6 episodes in. Intrigue does build but it continues to be a show to watch if you’ve only got 30 minutes to kill or if you are caught up on all the other shows you really want to watch.
It’s not a bad show, just mildly entertaining.
My reaction exactly.
I think it’s time to head to the bottle depot
We’re back onto Travelers S2. Four episodes in, not sure yet where they’re going with the season, but it’s still a pretty smart show. I’m digging it.
I may strike out on my own and watch the Orville. Not for my own enjoyment, but just to make all of you happy.
“The moment you do only for others is the moment you may as well kick yourself in the balls.” -LoPanonymous
This is a hilarious response. Why the hell are you so sad?
When people talk about “The Orville”, my mind thinks:
Something tells me I’m not far off the mark.
If by “not far off the mark” you mean “intelligent well written sci-fi with dollops of comedy ” then yup!
CP: Personal Jesus — MSI
The cat is really hyper today. I’m tired just watching her run around
Dinner time. While hubby is having prime rib buffet, with a bunch of board members, I’m having lentel soup. I think he has the better deal
Your arteries disagree.
I guess that’s a terrible job of comforting, eh?
Well The Umbrella Academy was fantastic and I hope it gets a S2.
I hope YOU get a season 2
Your high-brow crap joke
A man jumped off the Pont Neuf. He was in Seine.
I think I’m going to have to summon Samuel L Jackson to inquire about your language pro