Yabba dabba doooo!
Honest trailer for Rouge One:
Do they have an honest trailer for “Moulin Rogue?”
Not to be confused with the King Arthur based musical Merlin Rouge
This is a serious read, but almost every word of it is perfect:
Yes and yes. I think its extremely plausible to be pissed at both.
I agree with his assessment, but I would also counter that in a democracy, if we want to know who is responsible for the oppressive system we have, one needs only to look in the mirror. If we want change, there is a system in place to create it.
*Does the new page happy dance*
RIP J. Geils. May all his angels be centerfolds.
Look I’m not kidding… those of you who stopped watching SHIELD S4 due to the Ghost Rider storyline NEED to pick it up at the LMD storyline. It’s a miracle of TV storytelling.
Oh shush, I never stopped watching.
Large Melon Dish?
Lemony Midget Diplomats?
Loaded Marshmallow Dice?
I’m hoping to get back to it. I’m trying to catch up on shows, including picking up Hulu just to watch Legion and the upcoming Handmaid’s Tale.
“Here he makes his own soap”
“You should too”
Lives up to your hype! Very cool images. Its so Van.
Crap joke for the day:
A fifteen-year-old came home with a Porsche and his parents began to yell and scream, “Where did you get that car?”
He calmly told them, “I bought it today.”
“With what money!?” demanded his parents. “We know what a Porsche costs.”
“Well,” said the boy, “this one cost me fifteen dollars.”
The parents began to yell even louder. “Who would sell a car like that for fifteen dollars!?” they asked.
“It was the lady up the street,” said the boy. “Don’t know her name — they just moved in. She saw me ride past on my bike and asked me if I wanted to buy a Porsche for fifteen dollars.”
“Oh my goodness!” moaned the mother, “she must be a child abuser. Who knows what she will do next? John, you go right up there and see what’s going on.”
So the boy’s father walked up the street to the house where the lady lived and found her out in the yard calmly planting flowers. He introduced himself as the father of the boy to whom she has sold a Porsche for fifteen dollars and demanded to know why she did it.
“Well,” she said, “this morning I got a phone call from my husband. I thought he was on a business trip, but I learned from a friend he has run off to Hawaii with his secretary and really doesn’t intend to come back. He claimed he was stranded and asked me to sell his new Porsche and send him the money. So I did.”
It might be a bit snug for us…
I get to visit the dentist today
The news said today is licorice day. I may need to celebrate
Ha! The dentist’s office called to reschedule. Apparently the dentist called in sick.
Finished Horizon Zero Dawn yesterday. It’s a great game and I loved it. Hopefully it will come to the PC for you non-console people.
Good review with screen shots: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/02/horizon-zero-dawn-is-the-best-robot-safari-adventure-game-ever-made/
Yeah, unfortunately there are no current plans to port this game to PC
I wonder if NetFlix has bad Easter Horror movies.
I admit, after the kerfuffle with United, I had to double check what airline I was taking in August. It’s Delta.
We finally watched the first episode of Iron Fist yesterday.
It was ok. I’ll hold off judgement until we see more
Finn Jones, the Danny Rand guy, also played the Knight of Flowers on Game of Thrones.
CP: Synthwave Belongs in a Musuem — Who Ha
So, there exists a dataset of all the panels and text for 4,000 golden age comic books
So, we have a data scientist at work that would like to do something interesting with this set, such as look up the most frequent Robin exclamations. Any good suggestions? Any burning questions that big data could answer for you?
This is why we have Big Data.
Today I pottered around Bletchley Park for a few hours, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again if you are ever in the U.K. It’s worth a visit:
RIP, Charlie Murphy. 🙁 Give Rick James a slap when you see him.
Time to see what Netflix has in store for us
While Google gives me lots of Easter themed horror movies, the only thing I can find on Netflix is the remake for the movie Cabin Fever. Apparently the original had someone who would dress up in a bunny suit. Can’t figure out if the remake has the same thing.
Rotten Tomatoes give it 0% though so I’m going to watch it :silly:
I present, for your reading pleasure, Cabin Fever
The Netflix write up: as a flesh eating virus rips its way through a remote woodland cabin, the terrified teens vacationing inside wonder who’ll fall victim next
A man with a dead bunny
A disintegrating dog
An awkward looking group of teens who actually look like they are in their thirties
A kid in a bunny mask
The bunny kid bites
What he said
Josh Brolin has been cast as Cable for Deadpool 2.
I though he was going to be the other villain.
Some fox piss
There is “bad stuff” in the woods
Stealing a Snickers
He probably wasn’t himself before he stole a Snickers.
I’m not very far in to this movie, but I can see why it got such a high rating in Rptten Tomatoes
Cue the orchestra
There’s no tv in the cabin
No phone and no internet. What a surprise
But the is sexy time
He brought an assault rifle
Posing with his rifle
He wants to get it on with Karen
There’s nudity in this movie
About time, we’ve weathered this lack of nudity in the PbP’s for too long! Fight the Power!
Greasy Toby tried to kiss her before this trip
Oh for God’s sake. Just make out already
Meanwhile, the guy with the gun…
Every one of these people needs to die
The fire is spreading
A stranger enjoying nature
Grimm Connor has a bag of weed
She’s into shower masterbation
He exploded in their car
And then they burned him alive
The rain will have put his fire out
I have no idea what’s going on in this movie
A car covered in blood
She left the group to go through the woods alone
Now she’s in a canoe.
A rusty old pipe
You “accidentally” covered him with lighter fluid and set him on fire?
Don’t drink the water
Noises in the barn
Gutting a pig
Rickey has a tow truck
They burned cousin Henery
Meanwhile, the girl in the canoe
Oh look, the police
WTF is up with this deputy
All chicks are head cases
Now the girl has a gun
Crazy dog is back
Sexy time again
Well, that kind of kills the mood
Yes, locking her in the room will help
Then we will move the sick girl to the boat she’d?
Screwing up their screwing
These crazy kids are all bout the lies
Let’s stick together alone
On an unrelated note, this just came in the mail
Now he’s infected
And he leaves them all
He’s taking the beer and going
All you want to do is grab the person next to you and fuck the shit out of them
And that’s just what they’re going to do
The hillbillies want to kill them
Shaving while you have a flesh eating disease seems like a bad idea to me
Kind of late now, don’t you think?
That dog gets around
If your gun runs out of bullets, use a shovel
Then my phone rings. Back in a bit
Ok, where was I.
Oh yeah. If the shovel doesn’t work, burn her alive
Then steal the truth, crash it, and watch it explode
Death by guitar
Winston lied to him
The last one to live is the last one to die
It made absolutely no sense and the acting was terrible.
It was glorious
Earlier we ordered iPads. Tracking the shipment has been interesting.
They started in Nanjing, China. Then went to Shanghai. Now they are in Anchorage, Alaska
Unintentional John Carpenter kick – – Assault on Precinct 13 last night (I’d never seen it before), Escape From NY tonight.
He advanced quite a bit as a filmmaker between these two.
Sleep is for wimps
She says at 2:02am. :-/
Ok is Summer Brooks real name Jen Albert?
Was a fuck up, they corrected it now.
Woman calls her nerdy boyfriend:
“”Come over”, she begged. “I need you right now!”
“Just turn it off and on again’, he sighed. “He hated these late night rebooty calls”
Great big fluffy flakes of snow
From Anchorage, my iPad then went to Louisville, KY,, then to Sioux Falls, SD, and is now in Calgary
The iPads are more well travelled than I am
Aside from making you look like a Minion. . .
So today I watched the first episode of Archer S9.
Pam in a suit, OMG…
HO HO HO!
I think you’re mixing up your benevolent Christian figures.
Ho Ho oh….
CP: I Miss You — La Strange
ditto! Hockey post! And Toronto’s in it this year (no small thanks to the kid from AZ 😉 ) ! We need your perspective!
So the transfer of files from the old ipad to the new one is an exercise of frustration for both hubby and I.
I am a rifle. I am this blockade.
I’m banners and violence and car-bombs and riots.
I am a rifle. I am this blockade.
I am the fire of a thousand murdered sons.
I’m still up, might as well hang on another half hour to catch the beginning of the new MST3K.
First 30 minutes are fun! Great cameos and little tweaks to the characters. I think the Mass are going to be fantastic.
Really? Well that bodes well
Just noticed the autocorrect. %#$!#!
Legion is still so good.
YOU TAKE THAT BACK!!!!
Just learned that my 10-ish minute commute is going to be 30-ish by the end of the year.
Hey, at least I’ll have time for audiobooks again.
Increased traffic or construction? Or is something moving?
They just announced that the company is moving. I’ll be hip and trendy in downtown Phoenix.
I went through something similar at my workplace. Went from a place 10 minutes away with no real traffic to a trendy office park near the University of Central Florida (UCF) that tripled my commute. Fortunately for me I like the place I work enough that I’m still there.
Dang, I guess we’ll have to do a few more lunches while we can.
I seem to be in the minority who prefers the over-the-top comic book ending.
I like the comic book ending that actually reflected life in the 1980s. However, I feel like we already have a comic book version, movie version, and motion graphic version of the comic. In addition to an animated version of Tales of the Black Freighter. I feel like an animated version is just more of the same at this point. Then again, I’m in the camp that has been a bit overwhelmed with all the comic book film/tv lately.
One and 1/2 in, and I’m digging the new MST3K (sorry, Van). The riffs are a bit more manic and high-speed, but that’s kinda working. And I’m not hating Jonah.
And speaking of. . . . although I’m sure this has been shared to heck around FB:
This is a funny 2:38.
I’m 2 episodes in and feel much the same. The flying Tom Servo is a bit odd. I was definitely glad that they dud just barely enough back story to get things moving and didn’t linger about.
I haven’t like the flying Tom Servo so far, but I can see opportunities in the premise. It certainly hasn’t detracted.
Good morning, Deadpan! I just spent the morning at a Denny’s with cool con people, while wearing my Jedi outfit. I’m sorry I didn’t stop to get a picture. I’ve been posting some of my con adventures on Twitter (@amybowen). I am having an amazing time at Star Wars Celebration! 🙂
If you stop by the Fantasy Flight Booth, say hi to Sterling Hershey for me.
Mad jelly! May the Force be with you
Not Jelly, Jam
Mad Yahtzee is when you need one more 6 and you roll a 1.
Parenting is hard in some ways, but should be fucking simple in others.
Challenged accepted Iceland:
“You are not authorized to view this page,”. What do they have, racy pictures of Bjork?
Casual sex is mentioned.
But looks like the article has been removed.
Soul ire won Dragon & Flagon, I won a game of Takenoko. Now it’s time to watch Doctor Who
Stupid autocorrect. You get the idea
I enjoyed that
Yeah, better than I expected.
I don’t know when we’ll get to the new Who. The time gaps and un-handsome cranky geezer Doctor seem to have lost the younger viewer here. I’m curious, but feeling burned by last season’s terrible writing.
Impress the TSA with your modified Casio watch:
Seeing this film today:
Come for the lesbian sex scene, stay for the twists and revenge on dirty old men.
The bells, the bells, I’m just hoping Essbee doesn’t see me trying to explain a scene in the film to my cousin.
She may die laughing..
Ben Wha balls
As Cynthia pointed out.
“Shall we go out onto the street, Easter my dear, and repeat the exercise? Find out how many passers-by know that their Easter festival takes its name from Eostre of the Dawn? ”
I’m really looking forward to American Gods.
RIP Allan Holdsworth. “Everyone Gets Old if They Have the Time.”
Another manic Monday
Crapjoke for the day:
Nixon, Carter, Clinton are on a boat. The boat’s going down. Carter says, ‘Women and children first.’ Nixon says, ‘Screw them.’ Clinton says, ‘Do you think we have time?’
So the free film tonight is Baron Muchansen, haven’t watch that all the way through since it’s cinema release.
Enjoy a young Uma
Oh I’m sure I will.
Dangerous Liaisons what?
Yeah it was good to watch it all the way through again.
Bacon steak though..never again!
I wonder if the park difficulty will be 1, 2 or 3 purple dice?
Where has justaJ0e been?
Van, did you have to explain the sex scene?
We loved Dr Who E1. Long live Bill.
Yes, Cynthia helped to make the penny drop for my cousin.
The film is well seeing unless you really hate subtitles.
My nieces 9 month old baby boy caught foot and mouth disease.
Well if you must catch something make it a rare disease..well in humans.
I thought this was the start of a crap joke. I hope it’s not too serious! Poor kid. :-/
Walk Off the Earth. My daughter shared these guys with us. . . . Kind of an OK Go! vibe, except WOTE seem to only do their unique takes on pop covers.
I quite liked this.
Their videos are really clever. Worth a little Youtube rabbit hole.
Took my Boo in this morning to get her summer tires put on.
There. Feb is one report away from being done. That means I can get March started and then… royalty calculations.
Damn authors are pretty demanding when it comes to their money. 😉
Interesting article. Still a dull soundtrack.
CW: The Leftovers S3E1
Oh gawd I love this show.
Great acting, makes no sense at all.
I’m seriously loving the new new MST3K. Loving it. From Kinga Forrester and Patton Oswalt to the new Servo and Crow. . . and yes, even Jonah. It’s such a joy to have this show back.
It’s also really nice to have an actual woman voicing Gypsy now. Her drop-ins are odd, but I’m hoping they expand on them.
I actually loved the old Gypsy voice (reminded me of Monty Python trying to do female voices). I need to start watching this.
I’m really glad Jonah isn’t ruining it, but I still wouldn’t give him the skin off my shit…
The Dragon approves of that message.
I’ll never eat sausages again.
Tony Mast will be disappointed.
I’m telling you, it’s a new fav! She should be most proud
5 post-credits scenes. I guess we all knew this day was coming.
Uh… yeah. Little known fact – “Avengers: Infinity Wars Part 2” is actually going to be it’s own 3 hour post credits sequence in “Avengers: Infinity Wars Part 1”
Going to the double feature on opening night 🙂
Since 2014, I’d been saving a list of the books I’ve read and was planning to read in a draft gmail email. I looked for it today, and it appears to have just vanished. Gone. Searches for solutions have been no help at all.
Takeaway: Do not trust gmail drafts.
I’ve started a new document. . . . Am I a fool for entrusting Google Docs with it?
I’ve been entrusting google drive with my lists of bottles/cans, movies, and bills for years. At first (as trust was low) I always changed the date on each document when I altered it and kept 2 old dates as recent backups. Lately I’ve gotten away from doing that and just edit the documents as I go. Then again, keeping one document on the cloud is just as stupid (on my part) as having only on file on a drive. Any system is likely to fail sooner or later. I need to make more frequent backups of what I have on Google Drive to hard drive backups.
Why don’t you use GoodReads? It will save as “have read” and “want to read”. Hubby also has it subdivided into custom bookshelves by genre.
GoodReads is a thought. . .
Another hubbiless evening
It’s quite foggy out today
I hope the above 2 comments aren’t connected.
The original StarCraft is now free. This was a seriously great game. I’m seriously excited to download it and never play it.
So I do have one of those “Hive Mind” questions. I think I’d like to share my mashups out there for general consumption. What’s a good outlet? Soundcloud?
I’d post ’em for free, and probably semi-anonymously, since most of the music samples were taken without permission.
I’ll probably ask the Facebooks too, but I wanted to ask here first.
I don’t really know. SoundCloud might work, but I think you expose yourself to public view. Of course some sampling is allowed in the context of fair use. If it is just the Deadpan audience, a DropBox or Google Drive folder may do the trick.
Soundcloud. It’s what our own JfS uses to share his DJ sets and it works wonderfully
Soundcloud works well, but there if you follow Reddit, there is also a forum dedicated to Mashups. https://www.reddit.com/r/mashups/
In other news:
It seems awfully strange that they would be denied entry, given that they are from Japan. Of course my first thought was “Loudness is still together?”
Truth is the NSA thought “MZA” was a North Korean military branch…
CP: Testament – Sins of Omission
Truly, perhaps the greatest song from the greatest Testament album.
Also my favorite Testament album!
Excellent track too.
Ok I cant wait
Good god, that’s a funny trailer.
While Big Trouble in Little China will always be my fav Carpenter film, They live will always be my most respected
Amy talking about being at the Star Wars celebration was making me reminisce about the very first celebration in 1999 in Denver. That was an amazing weekend. It rained nonstop and it was kind of hastily put together, but man the excitement and joy that was Celebration I was palpable. So great. I hope Amy brings back some great stories!
Time to stare at numbers in boxes again
I was listening to a podcast and they were discussing heroism. The question they asked was, is Superman really heroic? They postulate he isn’t. The reason being, there is no actual risk to him. He can stop a robbery because bullets won’t hurt him. He can run into a burning building for the same reason. Is Superman a hero because there is no actual risk to him? Altruistic yes, but heroic?
Well when you say it line that..
Oh and what podcast was this?
Would that be more of a pedantcast? 😉
I guess it depends on whether or not the definition of “heroism” includes personal danger.
His invincibility definitely presents a storytelling challenge.
That’s always been my big problem with Superman and why I don’t really read those comics anymore. The other problem is current America society insists on calling everyone a hero. It’s ridiculous.
I enjoyed the Hidden Figures book butbloidy hell the film only covers the last third of the book.
I haven’t read the book, but I’m not surprised. There’s just too much information to cover and they need a good storyline for a movie.
Stuff to Blow Your Mind. It’s from back in December
I like most of the Stuff podcasts. There’s five or six of them that I listen to.
This was meant as a reply to Van’s comment on podcasts, not on Hidden Figures.
Wow, Agents of Shield is powerful this week
We’re 4 or 5 episodes behind
Hi guys. Miss me? 😀
CP: Finale (TRON: Legacy) — Daft Punk
All is forgiven if you come back with Daft Punk.
According to this website I’ve never heard of, the BBC has stated that they currently have no plans for a female ‘Doctor Who.’
I’m skeptical of the source, and also of the statement. I guess we’ll see.
Decent new Mastodon-ish heavy synth song from Mastodon’s drummer.
NASA image archive is now full searchable:
OMG, this is an awesome find. I may need to use some PTO time.
CP: San Jacinto — Peter Gabriel
Ah nostalgia, Uncle Remus Play Kits, cheap toys and not something indecent.
“Hey kids, let’s play with Br’er Tar Baby!”
We finally saw Hidden Figures. Nice!
The book is good as well!
You’re ALL heroes to me…
Ah, but the green-eyed girls… 😉
Ah.. ah see there are heroes and then there are goddesses… 😉
Yep. You see where I’m going with that. 😉
I see that the X-files is coming back for another 10 ep “event”. Good. They can fix the bullshit of the first “event”. I do realize there are folks who very much liked the first event, and that’s fine. I just found it wholly unnecessary. .
Yes there were problems with the first event. Does not prevent me from getting excited about seeing this group together again. Some of my favorites from the last event were the stand alone creature features. (especially Darby). We’re all used to revisionist history at this point, even if it can be upsetting at times.
CP: In Your Face — Brad Sucks
Holy shit! Brad Sucks!!!!!
Big ugly document edit. Need something inspiring to get me through it. This will work:
Are you starting a Metallica concert?
Ghostwatch, Van? Did it really terrify all of the U.K. when it aired?
Overblown, but there certainly was a minority who got fooled.
So thanks to Apple, I got a new shiny set of earbuds and an adapter I no longer need.
More on why I refuse to read DC and the vast majority of Marvel
“Marvel’s CEO is a close advisor to Trump.” What?
And thus, my iPod Classic recovers from its quietus, a reminder of its gradual march toward inevitable mortality.
My touch will no longer update so it is feeling like it is the way of the Dodo although not bricked
Holy crap, these are amazing.
Holy shit snacks! Incredible.
Did YOU know that Kirsten Dunst had done a cover of “Turning Japanese”?
I haven’t listened, only watched for a few seconds. I’m assuming the worst.
This makes zero sense as to why she did it. There is sooooo much wrong here that I won’t go into. Sooooo she basically made a video for fanboys to masturbate to while singing a song about male masturbation. How very meta…
You can stop rubbing yourself now.
I was done about 5 minutes after Jack posted…
CP: If I Had A Heart — Fever Ray
Which reminds me, the British History Podcast did a great episode on Ragnar.
You just turned me on to something special.\
You just turned me on, something special.\
Well, there’s now a third driver in our household…and the insurance bill to go with it. But, totally worth it.
Exciting news, Ed! Did you get her a chauffer’s hat yet?
No, but I did give here a “Denali” key ring fob that we found on our trip to Alaska last year. Once consequence of a non-top 50 kids name is never finding it on anything at the souvenir shops.
I maybe screwed for August unless I’m prepared to take a big risk..sigh.
Is it something we can help with? Elaborate?
That is a bit of a vague-pan, Van. I do hope it works out.
And yes, plz, let us know if we can help from the States.
This doesn’t have anything to do with Trumpenov, does it?
Ah no, difficulty getting travel insurance when I’m under investigation for medical reasons.
I’m going to go ahead with planning and see what happens from now till August.
Just a heads up I may not be able to come.
Ah. What Bunny said. Keeping fingers crossed until further notice!
EAT MORE SALAD, MAN!
What a day. Started in Flagstaff for a strings field trip for my daughter– on her birthday, no less. We gave her the option to ride home with her friends on the bus, which she took.
We used our sudden stretch of unexpected free time to visit Dan Shaurette. He’s not having fun, but enjoyed the visit. Then home for cake, cleaning, and party prep for a house full of giddy teenage girls tomorrow.
Awesome on the daughter front. Those teenage girl parties can be…well… if there’s a word beyond ‘exhausting’ then that. Good times tho.
Hope dan gets the hell out of there asap
The younger ages will run you ragged, but I was hoping this age would be a little more self-sufficient .
These things usually get an eye-roll at best from me, but this one is actually pretty good.
The ground clouds are thick today.
Is that innuendo?
Nah mine’s ‘Clarence’.
Ground clouds = fog
Still sounds dirty.
Is your name Michael Diamond?
Today it’s still all about the numbers.
It’s pretty wet and rainy outside
Been some heavy showers here.
I’m all wired up, several hours waiting for a procedure that lasted 5 minutes.
CP: What Are You Doing Jane? — David Wingo
So I’ve started Prince Lestat, expecting the worst.
Actually gosh darn good, so far. No preachiness. And while she references all of the other books in the series, she does a good job of filling in the blanks.
Our garage door doesn’t close when it’s sunny. I was going to put a cover on the sensor to shade it (but not cover in a way it breaks the beam). The problem is, it’s covered on cobwebs. This may be a hubby kind of job.
Well the free film at arty bar and cafe is The Fisher King. I don’t believe my friend has seen the film before.
CP: New Year — Breeders
Amazon is doing 50% off tabletop games today:
Not an amazon.ca. At least, not that I could see
Nice find, but I noticed it was on select games. I was hoping that Clank! was on sale.
We just got Clank. Haven’t played it yet, though.
So the rain turned into snow *sigh*
Today I discover my cat doesn’t dislike tangelos
Burn the Frankenfruits!
Actually, I don’t know if I’ve ever tried a tangelo myself.
I had to google.
You’d have to google “apple”
Granny Smith would be disappointed.
I’m certainly not in my 20’s anymore. Staying up all night is not what it’s cracked up to be.
Hopefully you weren’t staying up all night operating on people in your 20s.
Van how’d the procedure go?
Also that kind of sounds fun
And there was much rejoicing…
AND eating of minstrels.
It’s the hard candy shell that makes them taste good.
When do the spankings start?
Was the procedure at Castle Anthrax?
Today’s breakfast of a bagel and cream cheese is kitty approved
It’s turned into quite the winter wonderland out there.
Newsletter is done and ready to release on Thursday.
Now, back to royalty reports. *sigh*
Seriously, it can stop snowing now.
I might actually have to wear boots when I get the mail today
This snow might actually be my fault. My new car colour is blizzard
Should let you sneak up on your enemies.
The Police have found a large number of dead crows on the A1081 just outside Harpenden early this morning, and there was concern that they may have died from Avian Flu.
A Pathologist examined the remains of all the crows, and, to everyone’s relief, confirmed the problem was NOT Avian Flu.
The cause of death appeared to be from vehicular impacts. However, during analysis it was noted that varying colours of paints appeared on the bird’s beaks and claws.
By analysing these paint residues it was found that 98% of the crows had been killed by impact with motorbikes, while only 2% were killed by cars.
The investigators then hired an Ornithological Behaviourist to determine if there was a cause for the disproportionate percentages of motorbike kills versus car kills. The Ornithological Behaviourist quickly concluded that when crows eat road kill, they always have a look-out crow to warn of danger.
They discovered that while all the lookout crows could shout “Cah”, not a single one could shout “bike”
You made me go a long way for that payoff, bucko!!!!
Deutschland ist für Ivanka nicht.
I’m just going to listen to some shrage musik
ES IST NICHT!!!!
Ach! Mein Gott!
Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen?
DER DER DER! DERDER DER DER!
Do the bags also come with pencils to wind the cassettes when they get unspooled?
” as well as an original song featuring vocals from David Hasselhoff”
CP: Black Celebration (live) — Depeche Mode
The list of earworms from the survey already seems very dated, and it’s only from 2010-2013.
No “hey ya” no list
ditto posted this on FB and it’s important. Truly DC film is so out of touch with their heros that it’s beyond irritating… it’s borderline insulting. When WW flops (and it’s not “if” it’s “when”) this will lead right into Justice League. If Justice League fails then you can mark my words that the end on the DC film universe won’t be far behind. I shouldn’t be surprised tho. What else to expect from a company that revels in Superman breaking necks and Batman killing baddies left and right?
I do recall the tidal wave of Suicide Squad advertising, leading up to that pile of shit.
I don’t think I’m in the Madison Ave crosshairs enough to confirm or contest the article’s claim, and she throws out some figures, but doesn’t really cite any sources. That said – – I don’t want to be THAT guy, because I believe 100% that the studio powers that be would give WW short shrift, that they’d view this film/character as a necessary evil to complete the franchise and get to the “really good stuff.”
The real big box office movies are violent men being manly! Fuck yeah!
Well I will be going to see the film.
I’ll be there too. What an opportunity for DC to right the ship.
Bye bye Powerless:
Aww. I kind of enjoyed Powerless.
Me too. Darn!
Me three, I hope we find out the secretary is a superhero.
The hits for DC keep coming. This was actually a good show, but it didn’t need to be about superheros at all.
Royalties are out for review.
First time I am travelling via plane to a city, just for 12 hours and then I will be flying right back home later tonight.
If walking 0.53 miles just from my car to the gate, then today should be an adventure!
Have fun storming the castle
Safe travels today, baby.
Dr Who and Mr Men masshup:
Oh, I need to watch this later. Is it kid-safe?
So you thought the Soviets were bad:
Vice is kind of a trolly news source, but I assume this is at least semi-legit. If so, this is the 2nd-scariest news story of the year.
(I’d say that our toddler president waving his nukes at another toddler with nukes would be #1.)
Off to the recycle depot.
CP: Ivan Meets G.I. Joe — The Clash
You aren’t an engineer are you?
Fairly commonplace in the Midwest
Yeah I’m shocked you’ve never heard of this
CP: Someone To Hurt — Client
I’m holding a candle for Carrie Coon and will
Fight Lo over her.
You can tell I just watched S3E2 of The Leftovers.
Wow. I actually had not heard of her.
And now I have.
And now she’s mine.
It might allow for quick growth in the short term, but if they short sell their pentatonic minor now, they might gain slow but consistent growth with Lydian moving forward.
I posted this on the MetalAsylum FB page, and someone seemed genuinely distressed about it. I didn’t realize people were still fooled by The Onion in 2017.
Fun little exploration of sounds here.
My wife asked me, “How many women have you slept with?”
I proudly replied, “Only you, darling. With all the others, I was awake”.
Hospitals visiting hours are 10am to 4pm…
Yes, but what are the visiting hours at the morgue?
Well today I signed up with kickstarter and pledged towards book 2 of Strong Female Protagonist.
Fingers crossed it comes off.
It’s lesbian visibility day.
So there is that.
Not to belittle this in any way, but it makes me curious. Are they invisible normally? Because that would be a cool side effect super power.
Good Friday Eve morning, Deadpan
Is Thursday Friday’s Friday?
PMJ does a great cover of Black Hole Sun
Dealing in multiple currencies is a pain in the butt. Just saying.
CP: Shawshank Redemption (Stoic Theme) — Thomas Newman
Wait, I think I figured out the Wonder Woman advertising issue. Her ads are invisible, like her jet! It all makes sense now!
Well she has to have somewhere to hang out with all the lesbians.
Is the WTF for the remake or for the all-white cast of Asian characters?
Both, I liked the old tv series it was quirky fun, even part of the fun was in the dubbing.
Speaking of WTF. . . . It would seem that Bill Nye is now under attack by the right.
Oh he has been for a while. Because science
How dare he claim that science shows human sexuality is a continuum.
I’d assume their real beef with him is his fact-based stance on Climate Change.
I need to chew on this a bit and sleep it off, for now.
Interesting article, and I agree with most of what is stated. I would be nice if we had more spaces in society that were accepting of people and allowed to find purpose.
I wish I had the easy answer for this. I wish there was one.
If you ever cross the pond:
Now I really want to try and make a grilled cheese using Easy Cheese. It would be incredible and I don’t know why I didn’t think of it before.
In that article, they’ve egregiously put the pudding before the meat.
I’m still LUCKY!
Nice! I had to stay up all night to get lucky.
We’re all Mexican lucky.
You leave that Drake schizz outta here!
CP: Kids Will Be Skeletons — Mogwai
Happy day after Thursday, Deadpan
My house is nice and clean. No cookies today, though.
Terrible and fascinating
Achtung! wait, are we doing this again?
$74.95 on Amazon?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?
Someone will pay that just to piss on it
Mexico will pay for it eventually.
I kinda want to play the Uboat one.
/going to hell
Can any of you explain the allure of Twin Peaks to me? I watched 5 episodes and am so bored.
The new or old? I never have watched the full first season. Methinks its an aquired taste
Old. The new one comes out next month, which made me wanna try it. I don’t get it!
I fast-forwarded through a LOT of that show. Just wait until you get to the Civil War models.
Well there is that middle aged women with an eye patch becoming an ace wrestler after a head trauma.
Still not interested! I’ll stick with the 800 other shows I love.
Well I watched the first episode ‘The Handmaids Tail’, that was interesting,
That’s on our list for the snowstorm we’re currently getting. Can’t wait!
ugh. We have to go to Longmont/Ft. Collins tomorrow. Dumb snow
Oh this snow aint shit
OMG, I forgot about the middle-aged teenage woman with the eyepatch.
In short – – the show had some rewarding eps and pop culture literacy value, but I still find it hard to recommend.
Wild rose just came out with a dark wheat beer. It’s very nice
A message to you ]rudy.
Mirror in the bathroom
For all my crimes
Of self defense
Just finished the new Mass Effect. I think, at 70 hours of play time, I got my monies worth.
You flew through it, I’m about a fourth of the way done.
I’m about 25 hours in. Just finished terra-formming my second world. While I like the storyline, I’m pretty unhappy with a bunch of the game design. It’s not a great gaming experience after coming off HZD. Still, I’m going to keep going to see how this sets up for the next game.
On probability and sexism:
Wow, I have vague memories of her columns – I remember reading them when they came in the Sunday paper that my parents subscribed to back then. That time frame would have put me in high school, though – I don’t think I was still actively reading the newspaper at that point.
Surprised to read that she’s still writing for Parade…and I’ve been sitting with this reply for the last half hour while I ran down the rabbit hole reading columns posted on their website.
I don’t recall if she was in the NY-NJ papers, but I was focused more on the Comics and Sports sections.
I remember reading her columns in Parade. I never doubted her intelligence. I believe the first time I was confronted with the “Monty Hall” problem was on the “Straight Dope” website. http://www.straightdope.com
I forgot that Cecil actually got it wrong the first time, anyway he fixes it by the end.
CP – Bedlam Ballroom – Squirrel Nut Zippers
Is that a ComicCon squee?
Yeah. Had really good experiences with Felicia Day and John and Carole Barrowman.
Nice! They both seem like awesomely down-to-earth people.
Did you get to talk with Felicia one on one? She was really nice to me.
Yes, I gave her a gift and she drew a mustache and goatee on Wil’s picture.
Beer festival was good, several tasty sweet ciders.
Almost passing out in the pub not so good, activated the heart monitor just in case.
Kept my head down for half an hour till the nausea passed.
What’s the altitude where youre at? Around 1300k?
1.3 I meant. That period is important
And no worried coming to altitude in Aug, yeah?
I was ok the last time, not worried.
Ok but last time you didn’t have a dinky doo hooked to your heart.
I trust that you trust you.
These ‘episodes’ have been happening since 2000, so yeah.
Sorry for the touch of gray in the bright cloud of the beer festival. (What a terrible metaphor). I do hope the good will be remembered over the bad.
Yeah I don’t know if it was a reaction to the cider or an actual problem, so hit the record button just in case.
Interesting theory. I wonder if it’s them trying to recon the cameo’s though.
Excelsior! That is pretty cool, although I can’t imagine that Uatu would be macking on some young thing, like Stan Lee’s cameo in GotG 1.
Guardians Vol 2 was fun.
As usual, it pays to sit through the credits.
Our biggest reason to not purchase Gloomhaven was its $250 price tag. While it is not unusual to pay $100 for a game nowadays, $250 seems a bit much.
This is also one of the reasons we haven’t picked up Terraforming Mars yet. It runs close to $200 CDN to purchase.
That seems like a WOW-like time investment too, on top of the huge cash investment.
It looks cool, and the article says that it will eventually be available retail in the States for $140 US. I was going to say that is a lot of money to spend on a game, but I have to sheepishly admit that I am close to a $1200 investment in my X-Wing collection. At least I’ve sworn off Warhammer, *cough* I’m wondering once you’ve completed a 100 hour game, would you be like “Hey, let’s play another!” On a related note, I spend $19 on the card version of Car Wars and it was a hit with the family this weekend.
Hey, I’d love to invite myself to play the Car Wars card game, sometime. I loved the tedious, complicated Car Wars wargame of the 80s.
Consider yourself invited! I see that Amazon also sells an updated board game version of Car Wars, but I think the card game had more positive reviews.
I’d love to revisit the full Car Wars game, but I’m pretty sure it will not live up to my memories of it as a teen.
I’ve never see the first Bill and Ted film all the way through.
I hope to rectify that tomorrow at the cinema.
Try to be your 1980s self for maximum appreciation.
I had hair then and less aches and pains.
What’s the English version of “Circle K”?
Anyone have any opinion of Dr. Axe?
He reeks of old-people infomercial quackery, but he also seems to have some valid health improvement tips. The internet isn’t as harsh on him as other hacks like Dr. Oz. What do you think?
After posting this, I feel like I should drive 14 MPH in the fastlane on the highway and take 20 minutes at the Walgreen’s cashier writing a check for my $1.63 purchase of sugar-free hard candies.
I’m not familiar with Dr. Axe, but here is a dissenting voice:
I’m not an expert on these things, but I have a generally skeptical outlook for people selling supplements or some form of nutrition advise that seems a bit gimmicky. For example, Brandon Routh was on a podcast extolling the virtues of “Bulletproof Coffee” see https://blog.bulletproof.com/how-to-make-your-coffee-bulletproof-and-your-morning-too/. The idea is that by using special coffee beans that have less fungus on them and brewing with butter, the fat of the butter encapsulates the caffeine and delivers a more “measured” delivery of caffeine to your brain all day long. Problem is there aren’t any biochemists handy to explain if that is even possible. There’s some research that extols the virtue of some types of fats for brain function and there are some studies that extol the virtues of moderate caffeine consumption. Most people are probably remember hearing of these studies, but the supplement sellers, in my opinion, use this general knowledge as marketing, without any real science to back it up.
Thanks. I’d seen a couple of slams against him, but also some grudging validations of some of his claims.
His overall problem seems to be the same as Dr. Oz: “The solution to your issues is in these expensive supplements that I’m invisibly connected to.”_
Crap joke nicked from twitter:
He was a surprising sort of a person to be a mormon: he smoke, he drank, he took drugs, he womanised and he gambled.
He was an oxymormon.
I laughed at that.
American Gods S1E1:
Need to digest that for awhile
Did anyone else watch? Has anyone else read the book?
Read the book, started a Prime Trial so I could watch the series.
I loved the book, but I’m also a big Neil Gaiman fan. This is on my list of things to watch.
Avalanche worst in the NHL bay over 20 points… get 4th overall pick.
This fucking team can’t win a goddamn thing
And the Devils got the first pick! We’re #1! We’re #1!
Ugh I hate lotteries… whelp at least the devils may improve
Another hubiless evening
Today I get to work on our grant application. Of all the jobs I do, this is the one that I dislike the most.
Van it looks like I may be going on a tour of Ireland next April. Not sure if there’s a possibility to meet up yet.
Keep me updated, wouldn’t mind a short hop over the Irish Sea.
Happy First of May, Deadpan! I started my day with a scone and a large house blend, like every year. 🙂
Real life and responsibilities are such that I really can’t afford to to take the time away from Omaha to go to the KC lightsaber battle. If any of the KC people are going or know anyone who is, feel free to post pictures or links. I will see you all in August, though. 🙂
Today will be spent seeing the sights in Lincoln, NE.
Watch out for that man with his tan Shar-Pei.
My brain hurts.
“It will have to come out!”
It’s almost lunch time.
What to have. What to have.
Must… watch… later…
So, first off, I really enjoyed Rogue One and thought it was a fantastic addition to the Star Wars canon.
That said, the score sucked. I know Michael Giacchino only had like 4.5 weeks to come up with the score, so I have to give hims props for that. I’ve also enjoyed a lot of his other work, especially The Incredibles. Even his new theme for Star Trek has grown on me, though a lot of the other music in those movies doesn’t work as well.
Anyway, here’s a fan project to replace the music in part of the big battle from Rogue One with William’s Star Wars score. It suffers some from being a work in progress and having a rather poor sample source for the Star Wars music, but it is still a massive improvement:
I can somewhat appreciate wanting to give Rogue One a different sound from the “main” Star Wars movies (though, given its use through the Clone Wars and Rebels series, I do question the need). Still, what we ended up with was a souless and generic sounding collection of noise.
This is excellent. I actually really love Giacccchinxnc3po’s new Star Trek theme, but Rogue One’s music is awfully bland. Especially compared to Williams’ score for TFA.
I agree on all points.
I finished the second of Dennis Taylor’s “Bobiverse” trilogy today. Third book is supposed to be coming in August.
Based on this writing, Dennis would fit right in with Deadpan and if Jack was still podcasting, I’d push to get this guy on for an interview.
Guy I’ve never heard of from Comedy Central absolutely kills it at the WH Correspondents Dinner.
Yes, it’s political jokes. . . . . . but it’s also the funniest stand-up you’ll hear all year. It’s long, but if you start watching, you’ll probably watch all the way through.
Hassan Minaj is a regular on the Daily Show
I miss those cartoons so much.
I rarely catch those kinds of shows, so he’s new to me. Funny dude.
well ok then:
Today it’s all about the product catalogue
So I tweeted at Blattaria the War Princess asking if she is working on a new Stolen Babies’ album, she tweeted back “Indubitably 🙂 “
Only milk or water. . . . And no TV or video games!
I get your humor, but without going into details I gave up 95% of processed sugars and the majority of fruit six months ago. It does help. Fruit juice is probably not the only cause though.
Yep, fruit juices are loaded with sugar. Drink them sparingly and your pancreas will thank you.
Yeah, I’m not denying the article’s point, just railing at the unfairness of it all.
I suppose it comes to moderation, as with all things.
Oh I know, I was just posting my knee jerk reaction. LOL
Knee jerk? More like ass tug.
Another side effect of too much juice?
I never did watch the Tommy Wiseau/Mark Hamill thing (oh hai, Mark). . . .
And now I have another must-watch Star Wars thing:
Well I finally won a book from a good reads competition.
What’d ya win bucky boy?
A book called False Hearts.
You of course see the irony…
What I learnt today:
Beneath Apple Manor was a Rogue like game that predates the actual Rogue game.
Another informative cartoon from the Oatmeal:
It’s a good one.
And even with due credit to the “You are not so smart” podcast. I also learned about the “Change My View” subreddit from the podcast…though, I must confess I’ve found it’s quality to have dropped some since it became internet famous and folks like myself started wandering it’s halls.
Still, some of the older discussions in CMV have some useful discussions.
One of the more interesting points from the YANSS podcast on this topic was that providing more information–better information–would fail due to this effect. And that’s exactly what we see. Trying to “educate” people about climate change or other BE issues only causes the deniers to entrench themselves.
Reading through it I didn’t feel shock so much as disappointment in Washington. I had known that he was a slave owner as were many powerful men back in the day. I feel that there is a concept that is tangentially related to all this and that is Hero Worship. Our culture desperately wants heroes and we want to elevate them as perfections of virtue. But the true is that we are all flawed in some way. I think if people keep that in mind it is much easier to view all things with greater objectivity.
I am so bad at participating here…
Don’t you even worry about such things
What the despicable one said.
No, you are! Wait, what?
Another year around the Sun.
I had better get up.
Not that I really doubt this, but it isn’t a source I recognize as trusted, so I’m taking it with a grain of salt. A really tiny grain.
Agreed. While I unfortunately expect him to pull something like this I need more facts from trusted sources
I haven’t seen this bit of news reported elsewhere yet.
Unfortunately. . . . . . I’m starting to see others posting about this news with other sources cited.
So… what’s this mythical thing called free time that I keep hearing about? 🙁
Maybe you could use Productivity for Dummies:
Then again, if I had time to read this book, I probably wound’t need it.
Productivity is not my problem. 😛
So you’re too productive to be productive?
CP: The Ledge — The Barstool Prophets
Who’s a big boy today? Hmmm???? Who who who!
It’s the Day of the Vanamonde! Happy birthday, Van. You’re awesome every day.
It’s also apparently the day of the justaJ0e! A happy birthday to him too, wherever his international jetsetting life takes him.
Happy birthday, Joe!
He is a real American hero(TM). Unlike that Vanamonde guy.
Stiff upper lip and a cup of tea.
I don’t remember those GI Joe action figures. My favorites were Snake-Eyes and Clutch.
Jack wins joke of the day right here
A slice of history for Sherlock fans:
Wham bam thank you mam
All hail God Mammon
OK. Must double-post. Now that I’ve finally gotten around to watching – – these Star Wars/Beatles mash-ups are brilliant.
I’ve enjoyed what I’ve watched and listened to. I downloaded the album just in case Disney decides this must go.
I took yesterday off, just bekause I kould.
Happy belated birthday, Van!
Also, Happy birthday to Justa!
I looked it up. Apparently you kan watkh a solar eklipse through your tablet without hurting your eyes. Fake bakkwards, as if taking a selfie, and then watch the darkness dekend upon you.
There. I was a good little girl and order flowers for both my mom and Hubby’s mom for Mother’s Day.
The News man said, while today, as Star Wars day, May the Fourth, tomorrow is Revenge of the Fifth
CP: Destroyer — Phantogram
Oh… oh hi Ms. Barthel..
The question of the day: does hubby like banana bread?
I texted him. If the answer is yes, I might make some
Hubby said yes. Going to make banana bread now
Another day of Van’s awesomeness!
Happy Deadpan birthday, Van
Happy Happy Birthday, Joe!!
My house is starting to smell nummy
So you lot weren’t imagining this:
The theory I head was they were going to wait until next week, after Guardians is out and not taking all the hype
On the other hand, while your reasons for doing this are probably shitty, thank you for not overhyping it so hard that I’m sick to death of it before even seeing it.
This will be the only DCU film I ever see all the way thru if only to help it make as much cash as possible so that those idiots at Warner don’t bury it. I will never watch the entirety of Suicide Shit or Shitman vs. Shittermna and I refuse to show up at all to Justshit League. Fuck Warner and fuck DC for letting Warner turn icons into laughing stocks.
No arguments. After the gem that was “The Dark Knight”, everything has been downhill for DC movies.
The Bane one was good too, although not as good as DK. I really enjoyed all 3 of those Baleman films.
Agreed, tho not a super big fan of the Dark Knight Rises. An excellent trilogy overall.
CP: Rebel Girl — Bikini Kill
Oh oh oh Ms. Hannah!!!
Trump scores healthcare victory in House
I’m maintaining my policy of social media silence while dipshit conservatives unwittingly celebrate their own downfall.
Not to mention their social media applause for motorists running over protesters, i.e. cheering on the attempted murder of people who piss them off.
I have small faith that the Congressional report will come out before the Senate votes and it making an impact.
Ironically (?) this new system kills 95% of the poor people that got his Shittiness elected in the first place
In case you had any doubts about who’s against you:
Another one for the “Watch Later” pile.
It’s more like “watch later mountain” now
Been digging on Galley Beggar recently, apparently a UK “Acid Folk” band. Van, are you familiar with them?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFocrmt4ZdU One of the better songs from their new album. Kinda Zeppelin-y.
No I wasn’t.
Washrooms are klean. I decided not to bake kookier since I made banana bread yesterday
Wait why are they on the same side as Ziltoid?
That is Ziltoid in the far right side of the image. And of course, a couple of Devins.
Right I thought Ziltoid fought against, not with yes olde Devin. Tho I admit maybe something changed in Z2. Have not heard that yet.
Holy fuck why have I just NOW heard of these guys and gal???
Crystal Fairy is made up of Buzz and Dale from Melvins, Teri from Le Butcherettes and Omar from At The Drive In/Mars Volta.
Yeah… yeah they are. If this song is any indication of the album I am beyond in.
I’ll check it out soon.
Throw it on the pile.
Put it toward the top. It’s like a doomy, fuzzed out, actually good version of what The Dead Weather should have been
Huh. Kinda like punk meets QotSA.
Indeed! If Josh Homme turned into a scary hottie from Denver with a killer voice.
CP: Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ya — Dropkick Murphys
New Grizzly Bear now?
On the pile.
Damn. That’s indie as all hell.
Just had a walk. I saw an injured duck. It mad me sad 🙁
More Wonder Woman bullshit or just taking the piss out of everything about that film now?
I was ogling laptops today, then common sense prevailed and I went back to my still working current laptop.
Another perspective on Scooby Doo.
From last night’s double feature as spoiler free as possible: it is worth seeing GotG 1 before you see 2. There are some references you might get better with a refresh. I want one of the weapons. And some of the appearances are quite funny.
I enjoyed myself. Personally I think I liked 2 more, but some say it lacked the urgency of 1.
Yeah the pacing of the second film was a lot slower than the first.
Spoiler!! (I’m just kidding you, Van)
PACING COMPARISON SPOILER ABOUT KIDDING VAN SPOILER!
Well…. this is very unfortunate
“Take lead single “Governed By Contagions,” which cycles through Jello Biafra play-acting, a dick-swinging Audioslave hook (“Brace yourself, my darling / Brace yourself, my love”), and a snarling Tom DeLonge delivery of the word “pissants.” ”
Never let a hipster’s negative review deter you.
I’m a great fan of Mike Patton and Dave Lombardo. . . . I appreciate Patton’s perspective in his commentary. . . but this is terrible.
Ok that (to me) wasn’t nearly as bad as I went in thinking it would be. IMO it’s do different than some of Tomahawks odder and heavier stuff. I’ll def be checkign this album out.
What with the song upset you most?
It does sound like a lot of Pattons other projects. I recognize they’re just taking the piss. It’s just more noise than enjoyable listening to me.
Of all the things shared this week, this may the link I’m most afraid to click on….
Feel the love Ed, that finger licking Love!
Did someone say “thighs and breasts”?
There should be 2 versions of this book :
Did you know the word homeowner has the word meow in it? Just sayin’
This is the most wonderful observation of the day.
So, I’m going through the Steam recommends games and up popped this little gem.
My first thought was: What the hell am I playing that made Steam recommend this game for me.
The second thought: I kind of want to get it to see how far it lets you go.
I think they get your sense of humor. 🙂
So we attended the Love and Compliments Rally in Phoenix today, which was about 60 people holding signs with positive messages at a busy Phoenix intersection. No snark, just kindness. Look for #LoveandComplimentsRally.
It was a fun thing — with Cj and her kids too!
Yeah, 6 thumbs up from our household on the new GotG film.
“If you aren’t prepared to change your mind about a subject how can you expect someone to do the same?” – V. Anamonde
He now enjoys Blade Runner. Mark it. Tag it. The 7th of May, 2017