40 days and 40 show notes.
(Show Notes this week by Cj of Love Long and Prosper – thanks so much, Cj!)
Deadpan Unshow 40: Now with Content!
40 days and 40 show notes.
Is it an unshow if it has content?
2001: A Space Odyssey It was cool, so Jack made a poll and here are the results of the poll:
8 Different ways the film 2001 could be sped up and made more appealing for the short-attention-span contemporary audiences.
1. Replace lead character Dave Bowman with Bobcat Goldthwait or Hamlet
2. Replace Dave’s 4 doomed astronaut companions with John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, and Graham Chapman
3. Replace Hal with Bender from Futurama
4. Replace the monoliths with giant D 20’s
2001 Theme on the Kazoo by Lejon and This is Bob from Chandler
2001 Random Comments
Lejon says, “I will not go insane now, I will not go insane now, I will not go insane nowâ€¦”
Cj says, “I love pumpernickel.There might be a new episode up in the next 24 hours, Lejon. You have been warned.”
Justa J0e says,
It was â€¦ adventurous. – Overnight rainstorm. stayed dry – Yea!
– Wasp up the pant leg. (bit me 3 times before I killed him.)
The Energizer Bunny Says, “I think my feet are getting cold too. I might wait another 1/2 hour, then climb into bed and snuggle up to him with my cold feet and shoulders. Thatâ€™ll teach him.”
(Jack alludes to the fact that The Energizer Bunny’s comment is evil)
ditto says, “CP: Ball the Wall â€” Professor Longhair”
Nomad Scry says, “That pie fight is epic And another movie Iâ€™d never heard of.”
2001 Theme on the Kazoo by Lejon and This is Bob from Chandler (Jack has permission to play this original score www.touchingthemonolith.com)
5. Musical Score Redone by Queen
6. Replace the Primates with Tribbles, Borg, Smurfs, Jenna Jameson Tied
7. “My God it’s full of Stars” replaced with “All your base are belong to us.”
8. Change ending to Dave emerges from the monolith back at his regular job in the housewares section at S-mart.
More content is always welcome.
You can send more Horrible lyrics, Lyrics you like, and Naughty Lyrics.
A surprise lyrics request may be coming on a future episode.
UnShows with Content are the Way
Thank you again to the Touching the Monolith guys!
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326 thoughts on “Deadpan Unshow 40: Now with Content!”
O e is not three.
I like “O e is not three” better.
On reflection I agree with you NS.
Looking at the wiki entry for SP and I’m still clueless to that reference.
My gramps had a Timex Sinclair. And the ram pack and printer. The printer was so tiny. The whole thing makes my netbook look oversized.
Then again, that was running at a clock rate of 3.25 MHz, compared to the 1.6GHz in my wee eee.
I’m sure I’m not the only one who read that as
“…compared to the 1.6GHz in my wee wee. ”
Which would have suggested some sort of career in the adult entertainment industry.
Good morning, DP!
Today is the 1 year anniversary of my very dear friend’s death. I wasn’t sure how I would feel this morning. I’m okay. Just remembering.
You are not the only one, Ed. Yow.
Hubby brought his computer so I’m writing while he’s in the shower getting ready.
Thanks Cj for doing the notes!
Now a brief blog:
We got in about 5, checked into the hotel about 6pm and then went over to the convention centre and checked into the con.
We then met up with some friends and went into old Montreal for dinner.
One of the 2011 World Con bid groups was having a party so we checked that out. The mentality of convention goers never cease to amaze me. I was hit upon with my husband standing right beside me.
Went back to our room whereupon I spent pretty much the entire night sick with, I think, a touch of food poisoning. I thought the food was undercooked but, by the time we ate, it was past 8pm Montreal time and I was tired and hungry. I know you’re supposed to get very little sleep at these things, but I somehow thought it was for a different reason.
Now I’m REALLY tired and hungry and am waiting for hubby to finish getting ready so we can go downstairs and I can try putting some toast in my tummy and see how well that sits.
CP: Daniel – Bat for Lashes
In Apple’s “I’m a Mac, I’m a PC” commercials, John Hodgman is the PC.
On the sitcom “Newhart” the las
On the sitcom “Newhart” the last scene of the series finale was Bob waking up next to Suzanne Pleshette in a close approximation of the bedroom set from “The Bob Newhart Show,” thus implying the whole Newhart sitcom was a dream…
Thx JB for blowing away the mists of ignorance.
CW: Nurse Jackie S1E10
Well, I didn’t catch the Newhart reference (thought maybe it was a reference to Dallas)
But, I did bust out laughing when John Hodgman was brought up to replace HAL. That was brilliant!
Well, that was a fun near-half-day wrestling with ISP.
CP: You Can’t See Me Because I’m A Stalker — Killola
One of the UK versions of Mac Vs PCs:
Those are pretty clever, thanks 🙂 And I looked up the ZX81 to replace HAL:
Nice site, but his writeup of the ZX81 is a bit suspect, the guy who left this in the comments sections says it better than me:
I have to take exception to this comment, slow is a subjective and relative term, at the time it did not feel slow at all. Also it was certainly not difficult to use, in fact, it was very, very easy to use. Considering the number of ICs on the board it was and still is an example of beautiful engineering. The keyboard wasn’t that difficult to use, most people had a habit of pressing the keys so hard that they did not last very long, if used properly it did the job just fine. I actually miss my old ZX81.
Wow. I think my cousins had one of those… Can’t be sure. Only played on it once – some game about being your own lemon-aid stand and making money – so I can’t be sure…
Rex has seen you
Wow. Stross, Scalzi, & TEB are all in Montreal. When worlds collide…. 😉
CP: Evil Woman — ELO
Stupid compilers. I shouldn’t have to trick them to compile legal and correct code.
Now where did I put that sledgehammer.
Don’t forget Neil Gaiman….I bet TEB won’t.
Wish I was there!
I miss Montreal.
Mister blue sky please tell us why
You had to hide away for so long
Where did we go wrong?
Is anyone truly surprised that Microsoft would take digs at Apple through Bing?
She says whamalamabamalama rock’n’roll is king
I’m also feeling some WorldCon envy.
And Montreal envy.
Guidlines for cats:
EssBee – *hugs*
Now John Hughes?
JB – RE: Newhart
HELLO ! Spoiler Alert!
Oh thanks! I still had that on betamax and was going to watch it if I could ever find a player.
Wow. Goodbye JH.
There went a huge contributor to pop culture.
CP: 15 to 20 — The Phenomenal Handclap Band
All that money, still riding the bus
Pretty surprising about JH
RIP John Hughes. I was a huge fan of his contributions to pop culture.
ditto: I’m shocked. Especially after I heard how a Bing search for “Linux” would bring up “Linux Vista”.
They must have changed it, I don’t Linux Vista when I enter Linux in Bing, http://www.linux.org is second one after Linux training site.
Shocked! Shocked, I say! Who would think that Microsoft would do such a thing. I bet they even tell you the wrong pronunciation of Linux!! 😉
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McVWkGWMHKI – about 7 minutes in…
CW: episode 13 of Dollhouse
Oh and +see on Linux message.
I’m curious why anyone uses bing. Have you ever tried to use a microsoft search in their software?
Decision engine? Yeah, lots of decisions…
Does a bing search come with a dancing paper clip?
I was just assaulted by boneless, skinless thighs.
Who’d ever think I’d get to say that?
My marriage has reached legal drinking age today. 🙂
Congrats, Rhettro & Mrs. Rhettro!
A thigh man, eh JOe?
We had breasts. Obviously.
Wootah, Rhettro and wife!
Congrats to Rhettro Corp !
Congrats, Rhettro! 🙂
So are you going to take your marriage out and get it drunk?
Congrats to you both!
‘Grats Rhettro & Missus.
Thanks everyone! And that’s a solid plan Jack. 🙂
Requiem for a Day Off: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Vy2aJY6rq8
(although I still think John Hughes’ greatest film was Planes, Trains and Automobiles)
Morning Pan, congratulations on the anniversary Rhettro:
if you like cats I’d advise you not to google to find out what it is.
Morning, Pan. It’s Friday around here somewhere.
Congrats to the Rhettros!
ditto: Yeah, I can’t really bring myself to say “Leenuks” very easily, even if that’s how Torvalds pronounces it.
Rhettro: Excellent, happy anniversary!
I’ve tried Clusty for searches, but nothing can beat Google yet.
Some nice photos of the inside of a Russian sub:
CP: See Emily Play — Pink Floyd
Yeah, it is confusing until you realize that the smartest thing to do is to wipe and start from a fresh install.
CP: Echoes — Pink Floyd
Over the mountain watching the watcher.
Breaking the darkness, waking the grapevine.
Morning to birth is born into shadow
Love is the shadow that ripens the wine.
Set the controls for the heart of the sun.
The Perseids should be intensifying over the next few days.
I’ve got a bike, you can ride it if you like.
It’s got a basket, a bell that rings
And things to make it look good.
I’d give it to you if I could, but I borrowed it.
Not the deepest Pink Floyd lyrics, really….
Time for some Cream methinks:
‘grats Rhettro! I hope to be there someday.
Have an LOTR: Return of the King image stuck in my head to annoying music.
Some days, I hate my friends…
Gandalf, Aragorn, Merri, Pippin, and Sam enter…
That should have been
<Close up>Frodoâ€™s face
<pull away to reveal Frodo lying in bed >
<Queue Music: Dream Weaver >
Gandalf, Aragorn, Merri, Pippin, and Sam enterâ€¦
I got on the scale.
I’m down 10bls!
I’m going to keep on running if that’s all it takes!
Wootah! Go me!
And on a slightly related note:
er… -bls +lbs
I was excited and I need a shower…
Cj: Well done!
CP: Blame It On Me — Unwritten Law
C’mone Wolf, you know everything I do is hot.
True Cj so True
You know what this means…
Yes ditto This means I watched B5 way too many times…
Sacre bleu cheese.
B5 is in my Netflix queue.
Well worth watching. It still is my #1 favorite SF show of all time.
Blakes 7 for me, even with the dodgy sets and shoddy SFX.
Really like pankcakes? Got 3,500 dollars burning a hole in your pocket? Then you maybe interested in this:
Van: I like the one that makes doughnuts better:
It’s much cheaper.
Come to think of it, I suppose if I owned a Denny’s, that pancake thing might be a good investment.
I just re-heated some leftover homemade banana pancakes I made. I was having a bite with blueberries and a drizzle of honey on top, when I started reading the new messages. I think that machine would take all the fun out of pancakes. I like to make them in different shapes and add fruit, oatmeal, fiber, etc. to make them healthier. Also, flipping is just darned fun. I love love love making pancakes by golly! That machine is clearly the enemy.
CP: Warning — Great Northern
That pancake-maker marks the Rise of the Machines!! (which I welcome, btw)
Because Jack is a machine. Duh.
How else can he be so deadpan? 😉
Is the stodgy pancake a US cliche?
They tend to do them thinnner but wider over here.
Cliche is probably not the word to use.
There were no euphemisms in the next line.
Oh and for the newbies…they are just flat Yorkshire puddings anyway..
I wonder if you could flatten black pudding, serve it with maple syrup and butter, and have it be even remotely pancake-like…
I’m trying not to vomit at the thought of what that would taste like.
I’m really liking The Duke Spirit. I think they’ve succeeded where a lot of other bands have failed: modernizing a Janis Joplin style of rock.
CJ – good going on the weight loss thing.
Oh … and I’d love for you to make me some pancakes!
all your pancake belongs to us
CP: Code Monkey
So, so, very true.
Hopefully Lejon doesn’t think yorksire puddings are made from blood.
Everyone knows Yorkshire puddings are made from Yorkshire Terriers.
That way they have a little bite in them.
I would propose that the B-52s are the MASTERS of the lyrical innuendo.
Makes me look at “Your Own Private Idaho” a bit differently.
Boy, I am a card today. 😐
Hey Joker, you’re Aces with me!
jJ – You come to me. I’ll make you pancakes anytime.
I’m not a big fan of pudding. I have my reasons.
I was going to say that Jack is the 5 of clubs, but then I realized, he’s a Jack and it didn’t make any sense anymore. Not even a One-eyed Jack. Jack of Clubs?
I’m leaving now. I have things to do. Like my hair.
I want to go have sushi with the Phoenix people!
ditto: I caught one episode of B5 when it was first running (Season one, I believe.). It left me unimpressed. But I’m sure one episode isn’t a fair chance. I’m looking forward to watching. Of course, my father had a couple Amigas. They were used for the CG in that series (I don’t know if it was for the entire series.). Not his, you understand. Other ones. Anyhow, that part was impressive to me.
ditto part 2: Code Monkey is quite the funny tune. If I could hear more I’d consider buying his disc.
I’m with EssBee.
Interestingly enough I’m being told my last nipple is being held, awaiting moderation. That I don’t quite get.
Dumbass, that’s why. I can’t type my own flippin’ name
My last two comments are held since I can’t type my own name. I’m a bucket of fail.
Even more amusing since I just came back from my first 2600 meeting.
?#: 2600 meeting? What’s that about?
Perhaps we should plan a sushi night during the Deadpan gathering. 🙂
And as a bonus:
Crap, that one is being held as well.
WordPress is a harsh mistress.
Maybe we should send it TO THE MOOOOON!
So the 2600 meeting isn’t a bunch of people playing Pitfall 2?
?# – there is a good reason we refer to WordPress as the Fucktardbot.
imag1nary’s nipples are freed! *cough*
Sushi was fun – – as was the spur-of-the-moment Judas Priest concert.
How did we not know in the 80s that Rob Halford was gay?
😥 didn’t win 😥
To nick the sentiments from that other guy on FB, you are always a winner in the eyes of Deadpan TEB.
Sorry, TEB. That sucks.
Cool Stop Motion Flight Control tribute:
A rather nice app review site:
Sweet. I want one!
Vanamonde: Sadly, no. I think I would’ve kicked their collective asses in either Combat or River Raid, though.
jJ: Sage words.
jackmangan: Thanks much!
My gay-dar is shite. It took me quite some time to figure out Elton John.
Specs that change your perception of time:
I wonder if they checked people who read from right to left to see if there was a difference. Chinese or Hebrew individuals might perceive time in a reversed manner… Of course, I’m not scientist, and why would I equate a loss of time with reading…
Oh… Good morning, Pan… A rare Saturday appearance for me…
?#: Oh. Thanks for the info.
I agree, Jack. How did we not know? My gaydar is scary-accurate and I didn’t know!
I’m sitting in a Star-yucks waiting for Sly B to finish her meeting. We’re off to visit my parents and check up on how mom’s doing. We’ll probably work in a nice meal as well.
Last night, our assface neighbor set his own tree on fire with his homemade fire pit that is situation about 3 feet from our cedar fence. I called the fire department (not 911, just the office) and left a message. I need some intervention. The guy is a piece of crap – no job, mistreats his wife, mistreats his son, gets drunk and high with friends every night and light a fire. Grr.
CP: Fetish – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
” . . . relax! While I pound your ass . . .’
Amy Bowen: Any time.
I’d refer to my neighbor as an assface, but it’d be hard to narrow down which of my neighbors most deserves the title.
Bunny, if David Anthony Durham is signing copies of his new book (The Other Worlds) at the con, I’d totally pay you back w/ interest.
God save the queen (NSFW):
And with that, I’m off. Have a wonderful weekend, y’all.
Well that’s an outrage, Bunny. I echo Van’s sentiments.
Finally listened to #133. Wow Lady J.
Congrats Amy Bowen.
I can’t recall what else.
I R dun 4 2day. Brain no go.
I should also point out that I had a delicious Mounds bar last night. At the sushi place. Courtesy of Cj, of course.
Got my first skype spam contact tonight.
I feel all grown up now.
I’m relegating Dark Blue to background watching.
ACK! I’m ready to take drastic measures to clear my CPIMM !
Someone nearby me was talking about the “Cardinals’ Game” tonight (thats an American Major League Baseball team) and they mentioned the name of one of the star players.
EVER since then I just hear Stewie from “Family Guy” (http://tinyurl.com/mz6ee) repeating over and over and over …
Sounds like you got a bad case there, JJ.
I suggest cleansing the mind with something from “The Muppet Movie”
“moving right along……”
“Yugga Dug – Yugga Dug
Foot loose and Fancy Free”
Tried to view the Persieds last night but my sky was just TOO chocked-full-o-moon.
Did someone forget to say “Goodnight Moon” ?
I can see clearly now.
Must eat plenty of roughage.
Wow, that news article sounds pretty impressive and painful at the same time.
So apparently the Hugos were tonight, for those of a Sci-Fi awards-y bent. Cheyenne Wright got one!
List of Hugo winners here:
If you want go give the magazine Escape Velocity a try you can download the first 3 episodes for free at:
I’m out of touch with Ralan’s – not even familiar with that magazine. Good idea though. OK, I’m off.
Moog night, dush.
Last week I left a note on Laura’s desk
It said “I love you signed anonymous friend”
Turns out she’s smarter than I thought she was
She knows I wrote it, now the whole class does too
And I’m alone during couple skate
When she skates by with some guy on her arm
But I know that I’ll forget the look of pity in her face
When I’m living in my solar dome on a platform in space
It’s gonna be the future soon
Not sure if non-FB can see this, but here’s a picture of my new cat, Tycho.
ditto: Looks like a fine specimen!
Alas, (and no doubt a good thing) no FB access from work for me.
I’d have to get over my stupid FB hangup to see your pic, ditto – but hey, congrats on the newest addition.
I think you can look at the pick without joining FB.
Wants me to sign in before I can take a look.
… and I’m not giving in if Jack doesn’t.
… and would that be short for “Tycho Brahe” ?
… or more like a Talking Heads thing –
Qu’est-ce Que C’est
fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa far better
Run run run run run run run away”
It’s only a matter of time before Facebook pisses me off enough to leave. It shan’t be a big loss when that time comes.
jj: Yes, it would.
*snickering at J0e’s Tycho Kitty joke*
This is Neat: http://www.whereiwrite.org/
Bill DeSmedt and Ellen Datlow have both been Deadpan interviews.
Ellen just won the Hugo for Best Editor Short Form.
For anyone who take’s advantage of BING’s shopping search, they are running double the normal percentage of cash back from most of their retailers.
They’re probably prejudiced against non-Americans, but i can’t say for sure.
Just recently finished The Immortals. Incredibly overly heavy-handed at times, but overall good.
Just keep in mind that it is a “Decision Engine” and may decided
“I’m sorry Dave, I can’t let you buy that.”
I can’t seem to face up to the facts
Cat’s made me tense and nervous
and I can’t relax
I can’t sleep ’cause that cat’s on fire
Keeps pouncing me, Its a real live wire
Quâ€™est-ce Que Câ€™est
Meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow then you
Run run run run run run run away
I start a newspaper I can’t even finish it.
You’re meowin’ a lot, but you’re not sayin’ anything.
When I have something to do, you want in my lap.
Cough up something once, why eat it again?
Quâ€™est-ce Que Câ€™est
fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa far better
Run run run run run run run away
oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh….
My shoes are sounding like a bicycle pump when I walk.
Is it uplifting ?
Or is it making you tire-d?
CP: Don’t Make Me A Target — Spoon
Currently going nuts trying to debug memory corruption.
Van Are you feeling the (air) pressure?
I get my coat…
Currently going corrupt trying to memorize debug nuts.
I’ll get Van’s coat.
I’ve had workman here cleaning the exterior of my house today.
It has been everything I expect in “hired labor”.
Now my head hurts and my stomach is spewing acid like a volcano.
I’m going to go pick up the bleach bottles, chewing tobacco cans and pop bottles from the yard now.
There’s no epidural for hired labor pains.
Annnnnnnnnd we’re back!
Air soles are a dumb idea with destructible materials.
*… sound of wind blowing in the desert… *
Test your reflexes:
What about err souls ?
BTW – at first glance I thought Van’s post said “Taste” your reflexes.
I don’t know how that would work out.
Whew! I am finally moved in to my new house in Orlando. Internet has been obtained, computers have been set up and I have just now caught up on deadpan comments (left off around a week ago). Sorry I missed the 2001 stuff. That sounded like fun.
The time perception article is interesting. Hate to be a buzzkill on this one, but it is in my direct field of study.
Lejon: As to the time perception article testing direction of reading. The authors are well aware of the issue. The phenomenon they are testing revolves around the fact that attention moves from left-to-right in English speakers. The phenomenon is almost definitely related to reading and changes according to the participant’s language. They were interested in the concept that time and spatial attention are related. To me, the results are not all that surprising, because nearly everything in cognition is related in some way or other. I don’t focus specifically on eye movement studies, but the amount of milliseconds of the time shift seem to be almost direct multiples of the amount of milliseconds of saccades (minute eye movements), indicating to me anyway that the prismatic lenses could be affecting the way the eye moves rather than an actual perception of time. Even if the authors are right, the “perception of time” in their study is related to a specific task and lasts about 100 milliseconds. So I wouldn’t go out and buy prismatic lenses to make those boring meetings seem to go by faster (unless your meetings are soooo horrible that 100 milliseconds is worth losing).
On the other hand, the study itself is unique and and elegant in it’s design. The fault lies more in the hands of the pop news article claims than in any claims of the researchers.
Word press finally got me! I pasted my last comment and tried to post too quickly. I finally understand all the comments about Word Press. Woo hoo!
Stay right where you are.
The men in the dark coats and glasses should be above you in their unmarked blackhawk helicopter just any moment now ….
Usedhair and LeJon: I missed that link. Please repost.
(Also, I just read the comment out loud to a coworker. He says he is not smart enough for the Deadpan. I assured him we are not usually this high brow. I do not think he believes me. Because I am an asshat, this delights me.)
Usedhair: Comment Buzzkill? That fluffed my ego to no end.
If I had a little more gumption, I’d have probably gone into some sort of science. Unfortunately, it probably would have been nuclear physics and not developmental psychology or optics. Fortunately for me, the military didn’t seem like a good fit, so I went into selling popcorn and wasting my time in community college. I woudn’t call it history, but that’s how it is.
Wow, I’m kinda glad I missed the fluffing earlier. . . .
(Nomad – you can show this post to your co-worker)
Well you’ve just turned it in history LJ by recording it. Otherwise it would just be a series of events in a linear sequence.
Morning Pan, a maths plateau and professional astronomy is not a happy combination.
Mr. Mangan, thank you.
I found Van’s original post from New Scientist. I read the comments.
I don’t know why I did that.
I feel the need for some cheddar today, will be checking out the GI Joe movie later.
I’m meeting my daughter’s kindergarten teacher for the first time today. I have no idea why I’m nervous, but I am.
If anything, SHE should be nervous about meeting me. *twitch*
Maybe she is.
Speaking of Cheddar… Flash! Ooo-ah!
Lejon: fluffing your ego, eh? Just don’t tell my wife. *cough*
Also, I just noticed in Unshow 40 that your name is pronounced as Jon with a french-ish Le in front of it. I kept reading it as the biblical Legion (as in “My name is Legion: for we are many.”) or as in Gamera vs. Legion (infinitely better than the bible).
“I kept reading it as the biblical Legion (as in â€œMy name is Legion”
Weird, I kept reading it as “Frank”.
Preparing myself for day 2 of “hired labor pains”.
These guys woefully underestimated the size of this job and they will spend today trying to make me feel like an asshole for having them deliver as they promised.
JOe, give em hell!
I’m up, worked out, and waiting for the coffee (HURRY!!!!).
I must get to Evil, Inc. early today. Lots to do, lots to do. We have another big meeting, this time hosted by the new overlords in Dallas, next week to prep for.
Hope you all have a great day!
Good luck with the evil meetings EssBee.
Please take notes. Publish book upon your retirement.
My “crew” brought an extra guy with them today. Guy? Let’s say “kid”. Looks like he should be in High School (which started back yesterday.).
I just don’t want to know .
CPIMM: Elvis Costello “Angels want to wear my red shoes”.
OK, one last post for a while –
I try not to feed the NASCAR stereo type about it being all about wrecks … but this one from yesterday is amazing to watch from the standpoint of how a human can walk away from this sort of bludgeoning.
So talking with my Mum about her trip across the USA, she described Texas as “very green”, almost Hitchhikian in it’s brevity.
GI Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
Not even Sienna Miller in a catsuit can save that movie.
I’ll probably be waiting for that one to come through the rental queue, along with Transformers 2.
Also wanted to send out a congrats to Usedhair on the new home!
And I looked for your lost comment in the spam filter. It’s utterly vanished. Sometimes, dead is dead.
Van: the northern tip of Texas (nipple?) is sometimes called the panhandle. That is a brief car ride – and green. The Highway 40 east-west slog is a few days of repetition.
For some free online MP blasting in your browser:
Vanamonde: Veeery interesting.
Can’t figure out if this nauseated feeling in the pit of my stomach is actual illness or emotional stress.
It’s just one measly teacher who is going to be responsible for my precious little angel for a mere 7 hours per day. Right? *sigh*
Arguably the best use of conductive paint:
Breath deep CJ.
See, when you have a “Mighty Mommy” book published, you can start every teacher meeting by handing them a copy, and putting them on the defensive.
UsedHair: Regarding the pronunciation of my name:
There’s really no wrong way to say it:
Immediate Family Pronunciation: Leh-zhahn
Maternal Grandpa’s Pronunciation: Lah-John
Usual any-Joe-on-the-street Pronunciation: Lih-jon
One peculiar high-school English teacher’s Pronunciation: Lay-Hohn
Good Friend’s pronunciation after I told him about the English Teacher: Lay-Hohnny
Swedish pronuncation (this is an assumption, as “lejon” = “lion” in Swedish): Lay-OHN
And so on… I’ll answer to just about anything now…
Oh, I left out the high-school history teacher who actually did call me “legion”.
I went to a parochial high-school. Life was more interesting in that class.
And, of course, there’s the occasional “Lee-John”, but I can’t remember who usually used that…
I’m gonna call you LeeLeeHunny!
I watched this movie last night: http://www.snagfilms.com/films/watch/second_skin/
And it just made me want to play more World of Warcraft.
Oh and for the record, I met the teacher and I didn’t cry… much.
Actually, it was great. I’m feeling much better about the whole thing now!
Lejon: I try not to call you LJ because
That’s what most people call LiveJournal,
Quoth Evo Terra, “LiveJournal is for emo pussies.” (no offense, JohnBoze 😛 )
Not the association I figure you’d really want. . .
Cj: Most kindergarteners cry the first time they meet their teacher.
Oooh! Are we splitting infinities?
Whip out you phaser i and start talking like William Shatner.
Set phasers to ham.
New… LLAP… is… imminent.
Refreshes podcast list in Itunes…..and….not yet.
We are having wonky internets tonight. Show should be up in about 15 minutes. http://www.lovelongandprosper.com
Good Night, Pan!
I’m fresh out of Shatner, I’ll have to swing by the local station and pick some up
These album art shots are always fun – although NSFW warning in the links at the very bottom of the page:
I’ve always said it “Luh-zjahn from Chandler.”
But that’s cuz he said it that way.
I do not know how to spell zzzzjuh phonetically.
Oh, and I saw a shooting star tonight. I don’t usually see them, even when standing with people who are seeing them. So I can say,
That was cool.
Le John for me.
I’ll remember to bite into an onion the next time.
Morning Pan, strange things are afoot at work, I’m off to Borders to have a relaxing afternoon browsing.
Those pics were pretty cool, Jack. Although, the notion that Rowan Atkinson has produced an album was probably the most disturbing thing on that page.
I can’t imagine that voice, excellent as it is in Black Adder and such, trying to carry a tune.
Good morning, DP!
Our neighbor situation has escalated. I turned him in to the city after a huge fire and party Friday night (and they lost their 3.5 year old son for about 5 hours). The fire department came yesterday and made him dismantle his “fire pit” that was 2.5 feet from my fence, and 5 feet from his home. He is livid, and spent most of last night ranting about his “idiot neighbors” and “fat cu@%s” and “throwing black cats at” people and “shooting fat cu%@s” if he had a gun. So . . . maybe I made it worse. The saddest part of the situation for me is that his wife is pregnant again and they are already so neglectful of their little boy.
When I think about it, I get so pissed off that anyone on earth can have a kid yet people get all excited about queers getting married and Obama’s birth certificate and fake crap about the health care plan. What about that little boy, and what he’s going to grow up to be?
Hurm . . . My Shatner can’t be worse than any of my other impressions.
EssBee: I do not envy your position and I agree completely on your stance.
EssBee – I hate it for you. I have had bad neighbors before as well.
All I can say is that in situations like this … the surreptitiously placed video camera is your friend.
Make copies of any footage of him being/saying threatening things and then anonymously leave those tapes with the police and your local councilman. Make sure your image or voice is not included in the recording. Include a note with each that says who all has received a copy so that no one can claim “they knew nothing about this.”
Nomad – wahooo! That was probably part of the Perseids meteor shower. I have tried on a few nights to watch for such but the full moon has thwarted me.
BTW: “August 14 – Jupiter at Opposition. The giant planet will be at its closest approach to Earth. This is the best time to view and photograph Jupiter and its moons.”
Bye bye Word:
At least in North America.
EssBee, that totally sucks about your neighbors. I’m sorry you are in that situation and I totally agree with you about the kid thing. It makes me crazy when people are negligent with their children. Sadly – it’s stories about those kids that prevent me from watching the news.
To quote Keanu Reeves from Parenthood
“Mrs. Buckman, you need a license to buy a dog, to drive a car – hell, you even need a license to catch a fish. But they’ll let any butt-reaming asshole be a father. “
And speaking of kids… in 37 minutes, my daughter will be attending her very first kindergarten class.
I better go take some pictures of her before she turns into a teenager!
EssBee: That totally sucks.
Yes – – video and audio recordings. Sounds like a restraining order might also be a good thing.
In happier topics: w00t for Sarah’s first day of kindergarten!
EssBee – I also agree that your neighbor situation sucks. Unfortunately, asshole licenses are freely available to everyone.
ZP wasn’t impressed with ‘The Conduit’:
Decided to visit today. How y’all doing? I really should wade through this place more often.
Debbie! We’re having a bit of a quiet week around here. You’re always welcome, though. I just received an email from someone who wants to give you a hug.
(That’s Spellwight Evo@11 Debbie from East Mesa, folks. Not the evil one.)
I must have missed the “Evil Debbie” memo.
Good to see the “non-Evil” Debbie paying a visit.
Hi Debbie! Good to see you around here again.
Not doing so well atm. Hope things are better for you.
Hi Debbie. I don’t know you. But hi anyhow.
ditto: Hope things turn around.
ditto – Take 2 right turns… things will turn around then…
Off to take 2 right turns of my own. Wish me luck.
Good luck Jack!
We are behind you… so be careful when you turn around.
One turn away from an accidental gang bang.
Well no Perseids viewing for me, grey clouds horizon to horizon.
Vanamonde: That was our experience last night. Coupled with a very bright moon.
three oh five
Looked at a photo online and said to yourself “Ooooooh how I would love to use those colours in a colour scheme for my artwork”, well now you can with ColorsucKr:
You have to remove the ‘U’ yourself.
Don’t they remember what happened to T-Rex?
Van: Bruce Willis will save us if an asteroid comes.
Try out google’s new search algorithm:
Wow. Strangely – the search term “deadpan” gets us no love on google today, old or new algorithm. That wasn’t always the case.
We’re still near the top on bing, however.
Can google’s new algorithm find wayward asteroids?
I have to admit that I love the fact that if you type “cherylyn jones” into Google (old or new) I AM the first one that comes up.
I’m trouncing someone who is actually in IMDB.
All because I authored a couple measly video game manuals.
On a more trivial note..Duke Nukem 3D is now on the iPhone:
Ah, there we are on at #4 again on Google. Apparently, someone in Fountain Valley reads this page and fixed the problem.
That *OTHER* Cj is a punk.
You are out of luck on Alta Vista.
Non-fun, alarming read about healthcare. Why would I read this kinda stuff today??
Van – if the DN3D works on my iPod Touch it might just be the app that breaks my vow to use ONLY free apps !
Why indeed Jack.
BTW – that is an interesting read.
So this shouldn’t have to be said but apparently IT DOES.
There are NO “Death Panels” in the White House’s health care bill.
There is a provision, originally sponsored by a Republican Senator from Georgia, that would have Medicare provide someone who could explain and make available a “living will” to any senior that requested such information. It’s just a service that would be offered to an individual on request. Now of course, Sarah Palin and her ilk have been on a media blitz, scaring people with talk of death squads for seniors.
The supporters of the status quo have to wage a relentless war of frightening and outlandishly false statements in an effort to keep the public from actually discussing the facts.
In other news –
I bottled 5 gallons of “Oktoberfest” beer today that should be ready mid-October and 5 gallons of Hefeweisen that should be ready in November.
THAT is MY health care plan! 🙂
and in other OTHER news,
President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Freedom to Stephen Hawking today.
For you “out-of-towners” that is this country’s highest civilian honor… apart from being made a fool of on American Idol, apparently.
?#: Thanks for the “Congrats!” last week. 🙂 Sorry, just catching up now.
Hi, Debbie! 🙂
Usedhair: Hope you’re doing well in your new place! 🙂
Thanks Amy. The new place is great, but the move itself was pretty crappy (both the process and having to move in general). All told I’ve taken the whole thing like a surly teenager. My company may have forced me to move to a fantastic location with tons of things to do, but dammit I was happy in my sleepy little upstate NY town. …Not that I have lost sight of how fantastic it is that I have a really good paying job in a crappy economy.