561 thoughts on “Deadpan Unshow Whatever Number We're Up To Now

  1. Yeah, EssBee, we got a bit of snow on the outskirts of the city last night as well. Not uncommon with Calgary.

  2. TEB, my partner’s brother and his family live North of Calgary in Hobbema. Do you know it? I’ve only been up there once, in June, but it was beautiful.

  3. I know of it, EssBee, and I think I may have driven through it going to Wetaskewin, but beyond that, no. It’s actually closer to Edmonton than to Calgary.

  4. Right, that’s it! It is a drive-through type of place! They live on the Cree Reserve.

    We hope to visit again some time — maybe when fuel costs decrease a bit, say 2015?

  5. Sure, maybe by then, your dollar will be worth more than ours again and you’ll get more bang for your buck that way as well 🙂

    *ducks potential objects flung from afar*

  6. ****BSG Spoiler Alert!!!****

    *****You have been warned!*****

    So I just heard an interview with Jamie Bamber (Lee Adama on BSG) and he was asked what was the significance that Tigh impregnated the 6.

    His answer was, “the lesson to be learned is you’re never too old or grizzled to be able to hook up with a young super model”

    I like that answer 🙂

  7. I always thought Alanis looked better with short hair. Has nothing to do with the current conversation or her music. Just a personal observation.

  8. I thought the last ep was great, even if I haven’t seen the movie.

    Dub going off the deep-end? Surely, you jest, Jack! 😉

  9. Damn WP, I will not be defeated!

    Just what do you say to a compliment like this?

    The phase of your hallucinations reminds me of those balmy days when the championship mould was breeding, when the fish were long, and so were the valued floats of men we drank through narrow straws…


  10. I just have one thing to say to that, Van

    Your wit, your teeth, your pasty reflection can but incorporate freely into the powerful surface of a disintegrating mirror set afloat upon a swarm of locusts 🙂

  11. Giving time to read the links, I should have replied:

    TEB may wood nymphs sprinkle your path with bowlings balls while you dance and prowl in the sequined moonlight with leftover heads of lettuce.

  12. Ooooh, I like this one:

    Tribes of primitve hunters, with rhinestone codpieces rampant, should build pyra mids of Chevy engines covered in butterscotch syrup to exalt the diastolic, inef fable, scintillated and cacophonous salamander of truth which slimes and distracts from each and every orifice of your holy refrigerator, Sears be its brand.

    Rhinestone Codpieces!!!

  13. That last one sounds a bit like ‘You’ve picked a fine time to leave me Louise’.

    Of loosewheels if you remember the joke.

  14. So after listening to the unshow, has Jack become the biggest tease of the podcasting world?


    But just wait till I can go and hide in a bunker.

  15. Good morning, Deadpan!

    My way of fighting the Evil Empire, AKA the Deathstar, AKA Evil Inc., is to take my team to do a Habitat for Humanity Day. That’s where I’ll be today, so not online.

    Have a fantastic day, all you beautiful people.

  16. In the news today:

    WELLINGTON – One of the last shipments to a US research base in Antarctica before the onset of winter darkness was a year’s supply of condoms.

    Bill Henriksen, the manager of the McMurdo base station, said nearly 16,500 condoms were delivered last month and would be made available free of charge, to staff throughout the year to avoid potential embarrassment of having to buy them.

    The base only has a skeleton staff through the long winter.

    “Since everybody knows everyone, it becomes a little bit uncomfortable,” Henriksen told the Southland Times newspaper.

    -Calgary Sun

    Let’s see… 16,500 divided by 365 is a little over 45 condoms a day for the year. Either a “skeleton staff” is larger than I thought, or they REALLY have little else to do in Antarctica.

  17. TEB: That would be me. Did I mention that I got my first professional job on a Friday the 13th while there was a full moon? 🙂

  18. Went to the doctor and I asked her to make this stop
    Got medication, a new addiction, fuckin’ thanks a lot

    Had a relapse, I’m bad at rehabs, it ruins everything
    So point your finger, at the singer, he’s in the pharmacy

    You can’t save me
    You can’t change me
    Well i’m waiting for my wakeup call
    And everything’s my fault

    You can’t save me
    You can’t blame me
    Well i’m waiting here to take the fall
    And everything everything’s my fault

    Save Me — Unwritten Law

  19. A friend of mine spent a year in Antarctica. He said that at times the population where he was would be somewhere around 200 people, with more men than women.
    The ladies weren’t often lacking for attention.

    Morning, Pan. Hmmmmmm, we might have some trouble hitting our mark this week.

  20. http://tinyurl.com/58mwju

    I’ve got some major deadlines I’m currently attending too plus my folks are in town. So I’m going to be a little sparce this week going on until Tuesday. I guess I’ll contribute 300 post on Wednesday. LOL Anyway, just dropping by to link a good article. Interesting post on the power of the media.

  21. “Sure, gas prices are up, the dollar is weak and credit is tight – but these are complaints at the margin of a mainly healthy society.”


  22. Um, that article is insane. That’s all. I want to give a more thorough response, but I can’t. I just can’t. Batshit.

    I’m finally starting to get caught up on BSG Season 4. Underwhelmed, so far.

  23. Not here in Texas. Summer is breathing down my neck.

    It’s going to be a wild weekend for me. And by wild, I mean getting through my daughter’s ballet recital today and getting her to summer camp tomorrow, as well as getting my wife to the airport tomorrow.

  24. Great….. except the radio only plays Hasselhoff’s version of “Hooked on A Feeling”. On repeat.

    I think the Hulk is gonna get a pass from me.

    Holy crap, it feels every bit of 110 here today.

    That is all. Back to Little Ones now.

  25. *Deep Breath*

    Fresh, clean taint-free air in here. Nice. Just trying to stay on the sidelines as taint rips through another community I am a part of.

    You guys are swell, you know that?

  26. I had forgotten how civilised it is going to the cinema on a Sunday morning.

    Hulk was fun, but I had better qualify that by saying I haven’t read many of the comics (in fact the only one I can actually remember is one that begins with the words from the poem ‘Sea Fever’).

    The purple pants feature at one point.

  27. No, another one. I won’t go pointing it out. I’m trying very hard to stay neutral, but I fear that I will be “picked” to be on one side or the other however much I prefer not to be.

  28. Nice going Jeremy!
    When you get back, remind me to ask you why a gay, Rugby team. Since you are married … there must be a story there and though I am curious (no, not like that!) I keep forgetting to ask.

    Van- RE: season finale.
    Yes I really expected to see a half buried Statue of Liberty.

  29. JJ and Van – I’m not yet convinced that it wasn’t actually in there somewhere.

    I’ll just say this – the resolution of the storyline had better not involve time travel….or I’ll have to call in a death threat to Dubshack.

  30. Way to go JfS. Hope you had fun.

    I’ve enjoyed having my folks and my niece home this week. With the worst behind me at work I was able to decompress a little this weekend. I think I gained 3 pounds between the steak and See’s candy. LOL Oh well. My wife and son bought me a PSP for Father’s Day. It’s pretty cool. 🙂 I imagine I’ll still be a little sparce around DeadPan until tomorrow.

  31. This is Staycation: Day 1. So far, a bowl of Cheerios, off to the park, lunch at Culver’s. Fox is napping now, Darcy too, as she unfortunately got sick and lost her voice.

  32. Taking a mental break from my deadline. Waiting for a few phone calls.

    M. Night movies I liked:

    Sixth Sense
    The Lady in the Water

    Movies I didn’t like:

    Movies I don’t intend to see:
    The Village
    The Happening

    M. Night’s formula works sometimes and falls flat others. He is one of the few directors where I let the reviews alone decide if I want to see the film or not. I know the spoiler for “The Happening” and I don’t plan on seeing it.

    In other news, I’m more than halfway through “The Watchmen” graphic novel.

  33. I won’t get started on Bladerunner since I don’t want raise my BP or get into an arguement with JJ.

    I see the first episode of True Blood has hit the torrent networks:


    That’s the series based on Charlaine Harris series novels with Sookie Stackhouse as lead character.

  34. I don’t want to start anything, Van! I LOVE those Charlaine Harris books — thanks for the link. I wonder if Evil Empire will notice me sitting here watching.

    Rhettro, The American Way is right up your alley if you like Watchmen.

  35. Thanks EssBee, I’ll keep a look out for The American Way. I’ve been enjoying Watchmen so far. I picked up a Star Wars graphic novel a couple of weeks ago. I hope to get into it soon as well. Plus, I’ve only watched the Theatrical Release of BR, so far. I need to watch the recently re-edited Director’s Cut. Unicorns mean nothing, but if there were some electric sheep. 😉

  36. Ram-a-lama Shamalon

    I found “6th Sense” enjoyable although I saw the “surprise” coming from about 20 miles away.

    I thought “Signs” was enjoyable as well, although just an OK film. I’ve no urge to see it again.

    I think “Unbreakable” may be my favorite of all the M films. Seems to me though that there was a movie that came out before this one where A guy survives a plane crash and thinks he can’t be killed. I recall that one being more disconcerting.

    Oh … and Van, you come across a turtle in the desert. It’s on it’s back …

  37. Van – that was the film I was thinking of. The crash sequence seemed a little too real for my comfort.

    Rhett – what would have made “Unbreakable” better? PUPPETS!!!!

    Jack – we ALWAYS care, daddio . 🙂

  38. Have to agree – Unbreakable is the best of Shyma-however-you-say-his-name.

    I too know the “spoiler” for the Happening. While it sounds like a potentially interesting premise, it seems to have been poorly executed.

  39. So after watching the True Blood first episode, I’m forced to draw the conclusion that Anna Paquin as an actress is overrated.

  40. So, some time last night, we had a stupid motorcyclist race through our neighbourhood and hit a deer. Apparently he managed to kill the deer and his motorcycle went up in flames but still managed to walk away from the accident himself.

    First of all, everybody in our neighbourhood knows to watch out for the deer.

    Second, while I like motorcycles, I HATE stupid people on them. It should have been the other way around, with the deer walking away from the accident…. poor thing 🙁

  41. Finally heard the DP unshow. We have a loooong way to go to get to the comment goal. So to that end, I’ll do famous movie quotes – adjusted.

    I’ll start with the famous, and often misquoted

    “Deadpans? We ain’t got no deadpans. We don’t need no deadpans. I don’t have to show you any stinkin’ deadpans!”

  42. A – A Few Good Men

    You want answers?
    I think I’m entitled.
    You want answers?
    I want the deadpans!
    You can’t handle the deadpans!

  43. Oh, I’ve already messed up. I should have started with

    2001 A Space Odyssey

    My God, it’s full of deadpans!

  44. Sorry, must go back again…

    A – Apocolyse Now

    I love the smell of deadpans in the morning


    The deadpans, the deadpans

  45. C – Caine Mutiny (1954 Humphrey Bogart version)

    You tell the men there are four ways of doing things on this ship: The right way, the wrong way, the Navy way, and the deadpan way. They do things the deadpan way, and we’ll get along just fine.

  46. Citizen Cane


    – Which leads to the question… How did everybody know what he said when nobody was in the room when he said it? (check it out, he was alone)

  47. Casablanca –

    Of all the deadpans in town, she walks into mine

    We’ll always have Paris

    Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful deadpan.

  48. I know there is the oft misquoted “Play it again, Sam”, but that is wrong. He never said that. The closest was when Ingred Bergman said,

    Play it once, Sam. For old times’ sake.”

    What Bogart actually said was,

    You know what I want to hear.
    No, I don’t.
    You played it for her, you can play it for me!
    Well, I don’t think I can remember
    If she can stand it, I can! Play it!

    – My hubby is a huge Bogey fan 🙂

  49. EssBee – I honestly don’t remember all these lines…. I occasionally need a little nudge in the brain, – that’s what Google is for.

  50. I just know, as of when I came on this morning, we have more than 200 comment to go to reach goal, so…

    Batman (again, Tim Burton version)

    Have you ever danced with the deadpan in the pale moonlight?

  51. The Court Jester

    The pellet with the poison’s in the vessel with the pestle. The chalice from the
    palace has the brew that is true.

    – Sorry, I loved this movie (with Danny Kaye and Angela Landsbury), so I just couldn’t “pan” it.

  52. Fiddler on the Roof

    I know, I know. We are your chosen deadpans. But, once in a while, can’t you choose someone else?

    (not on the above quote list – Ha!)

  53. the Goodbye Girl

    You know I love listening to you talk. I hate living with you but your deadpan is first rate.

  54. Oh yeah, back to B

    From the movie Bats (when asked why he would make mutant bats)

    “Because I’m a scientist, that’s what we do…”

    or, “Because I’m a deadpan, that’s what we do…”

  55. A variation of the Matrix quote that is really apropos for us:

    “Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Deadpan is. You have to see it for yourself.”

  56. Sorry, Back to P

    Pitch Black

    They say most of your brain shuts down during cryo-sleep. All but the primative side, the deadpan side. No wonder I’m still awake.

  57. Pirates of Penzance

    Hold, monsters! Ere your pirate caravanserai Proceed, against our will, to wed us all, Just bear in mind that we are Wards in Chancery, And our father is a Deadpan!

  58. Red Dawn

    America is a whorehouse… where the revolutionary ideals of your forefathers… are corrupted and sold in alleys by vendors of deadpan…

  59. Unforgiven
    “I heard that one myself, Bob. Hell, I even thought I was deadpan ’til I found out it was just that I was in Nebraska. “

  60. Star Trek 4

    Oh, him? He’s harmless. Part of the free speech movement at Berkeley in the sixties. I think he did a little too much deadpan.

  61. “What is your name?”
    Jack Mangan

    “What is your quest?”
    To create the coolest podcast ever, called The Deadpan.

    “Oh, really? That’s very nice. You may pass.”

  62. Santa Clause Conquers the Martians

    Here’s another UFO Bulletin: The Defense Department has just announced that the unidentified flying object suddenly disappeared from our radar screen. They believe the object has either disintegrated in space, or it may be a space ship from another planet which has the ability to nullify all deadpans.

  63. Mars Attacks

    I get to meet the Deadpan Ambassador! Ain’t that great? Oh, it’s a hell of an honor. But didn’t I always tell you honey, if I just stayed in place and never spoke up, deadpan things are bound to happen.

  64. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

    We’re more of the love, deadpan, and rhetoric school. Well, we can do you deadpan and love without the rhetoric, and we can do you deadpan and rhetoric without the love, and we can do you all three concurrent or consecutive. But we can’t give you love and rhetoric without the deadpan. Deadpan is compulsory. They’re all deadpan, you see.

  65. Pi

    Restate my assumptions: One, Deadpan is the language of nature. Two, Everything around us can be represented and understood through deadpan. Three: If you graph the deadpan of any system, patterns emerge. Therefore, there are patterns everywhere in nature.

  66. Animal House

    Dean Vernon Wormer: Greg, what is the worst site on this Interweb thingy?

    Greg Marmalard: Well that would be hard to say, sir. They’re each outstanding in their own way.

    Dean Vernon Wormer: Cut the horseshit, son. I’ve got their comment files right here. Who dropped a whole truckload of ‘paloozas into the feed? Who delivered the greasy nipples to the masses? Every week, the piples are filled with deadpan. Every spring, the comments explode.

    Greg Marmalard: You’re talking about Jack Mangan, sir.

    Dean Vernon Wormer: Of course I’m talking about Jack Mangan, you TWERP!

  67. Back to T

    Time Rider: The Adventures of Lyle Swan

    You shot it. What a bunch of dumb sons of bitches, you *shot* it! A *deadpan* – you butt-heads!

  68. Remo Williams

    You did not ask to be white. So perhaps that is not your fault. You did not ask to be deadpan. Perhaps that is not your fault, either.

  69. Also from Them

    When Man entered the atomic age, he opened a door into a new deadpan. What we’ll eventually find in that new deadpan, nobody can predict.

  70. U – Unforgiven

    I sure do miss my bed.
    You said that last night.
    No last night I said I missed my wife, tonight I just miss my goddamn deadpan.

  71. U – UHF

    If nobody comes down here and buys a car in the next hour, I’m gonna club this deadpan. That’s right! I’m gonna club this deadpan to make a better deal. You know I’ll do it, too, cause I’m crazy.

  72. The Usual Suspects

    “He’s here! I *know* he’s here! That’s him, I’m telling you that’s him! You hear me? I’m telling you it’s *Keyser Deadpan*!

  73. More V – for Vendetta

    There are no deadpans, Delia… only the illusion of deadpans.

    What we need right now is a clear message to the people of this country. This message must be read in every newspaper, heard on every radio, seen on every television… I want *everyone* to *remember*, why they *need* deadpan!

  74. Van Helsing

    He’s the first one to kill a vampire in over a hundred years. I’d say that’s earned him a deadpan.

    So this is what you get when deadpans mate.

    Curse all you deadpans! You are nothing but dead bones and damned souls… you shall burn in the fires of hell!

  75. Young Frankenstein

    Oh. Where you going?… Oh, you men are all alike. Seven or eight quick ones and then you’re out with the deadpan to boast and brag. YOU BETTER KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT. Oh… I think I love him.

    Wait Master, it might be deadpan… you go first.

  76. Z – Zardoz

    Stay behind my deadpan!

    I love to see them running. I love the moments of their deaths – when I am one with deadpan.

  77. Wow, there were so many good ones, you guys 🙂
    My faves may have been the Bladerunner and Cool Hand Luke quotes.

    How about the Graduate?
    “Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to Deadpan me.”

  78. You know, it’s going to be hard for Mozilla to make Firefox 3 the biggest one day download in history if they can’t keep their website up. You’d think they’d have been prepared after essentially calling out the whole internet to come get FF3 on this particular day.

  79. Jack, I think it’s clear that you are just going to have to award TEB all the greasy nipples for this week. Statistically speaking, you’re probably going to hit her every time anyway.

    Of course, statistically speaking, about 94% of stats are made up on the spot. Who am I to piss against the tide.

  80. [drive by]

    Hi pan!!!!!!!!!!!
    Hugh and I are on the move, no time to stop and chat but just wanted to say hi

    [/drive by]

  81. And here comes the gay marriage debate again. Just now, minding my own business going to the fridge for my sweet tea for lunch, I was stopped and asked, “What do you think about all the nonsense going on in California?”

    I’m totally out of the closet here at Evil, Inc. My basic philosophy is that if you don’t like me, don’t talk to me, but this is me. I had no idea what to say, so just looked blankly into Presumptuous Co-Workers face with a *blink* *blink*. I grabbed by tea, and came back to my office without responding.

    What a dick.

    Okay, back to Deadpan. Love, EssBee, AKA the Gayest Fooking Thing on the Deadpan

    That is all.

  82. My two cents worth; Well EssBee, we’ve allowed gay marriage’s here in Canada for a while and, despite predictions of doom and gloom to the contrary, I don’t think it’s affected my hetro-sexual marriage one way or another.

    I think, if someone else’s marriage is going to ruin yours, there may have been other problems with the relationship to begin with.

  83. my eclectic shuffle:

    1) Sin by Megadeath
    2) Get out the Door by Velvet Revolver
    3) Me and My Arrow by Harry Nilsson
    4) Heaven can Way by Meatloaf
    5) Miri It Is by The Medieval Babes

  84. Wow. The capacity for cluelessness never fails to surprise. Although, as a cynical grouch, I guess it really shouldn’t.

    I think you handled that situation perfectly, EssBee.

  85. Idiots: Alergic to WiFi

    Best part: “…there is absolutely no evidence whatsoever to support the claims of these so-called WiFi sensitives, but it has been noted that patients who present themselves to doctors with such symptoms often also suffer from psychiatric complaints.

    That’s not to say that Mr Firstenberg couldn’t still bring a lawsuit under the ADA, but I find it hard to see how such a suit could be won.”


  86. Jack: Yep, good song, though it’s the only one I’ve heard from them. I’ll have to check out more of their stuff.

    PS: I finally got around to getting the first album from VAST. Should I get the rest of the discography?

  87. OK, gonna do lunch and work now…. really…. so in summary:

    I’ve only heard a few VAST tunes, so I can’t help you much, ditto.
    I really like what I’ve heard, though. I’d also like to know if their other stuff is worth exploring.

    As for The High Violets, I also strongly recommend “44 Down”.

    Which Megadeth album has “Sin”?

    That WiFi allergy guy should really read my “Truth or Consequences Motel” short story — set in NM, ironically. *shameless plug?*

    Smarty Hotties!

    Finally: Ed is correct. The greasy machine is random, but Vegas odds are good that you’ll hear some Energizer Bunny comments this week.

  88. Shuffle, and I can’t make this up:

    I Want to Come Over – Melissa Ethridge
    The Sloganeer – Me’Shell Ndegeocello
    Names and Dates – Ani DiFranco

    The gayest fooking shuffle I’ve ever spent 9 minutes on. Anyone who likes it is a homo.

  89. See laying down the guilt always works.. guilt and puppy dog eyes. Or as we call it in our house, Puss in Boots eyes 🙂

  90. I hang my head shame at my lack of faith in the nipple count for this week.

    Now to go back and read all the new nipples…

  91. EssBee – not that anyone will likely ask you that same question in that same way again … but if they do “What do you think of that nonsense in California” …
    tell them you think it’s pretty good but until you see it go head to head in tournament play with the nonsense from the other states it’s really hard to tell. Word on the street is that the Nonsense in Washington DC has the edge for the final 4 this year.

  92. Well, it probably won’t come a big surprise that I do think what’s going on in California is a bunch of nonsense. But, that’s no doubt a minority view on Deadpan, so I’ll let it be.

  93. …um.
    I just had to go do a current affairs search.
    Being as out of touch as I am … I assumed the original comments were based on the normal affinity that someone, somewhere always has about something going on in California.
    I didn’t realize that there was specific nonsense at this juncture.

    Still, in a great big world brimming with nonsense – I think I prefer the kind based in love and human kindness instead of vast cornucopia of nonsense based in hate, greed and or death.

    Besides – the Super Volcanos await us all, with their earth shrouding clouds of sulfuric acid, and light reflective ash that will choke millions and cause global famine. Maybe only a few hundred thousand years from now!

  94. Hmm, that one would take a while. I may give a go at writing something up tonight. Though I think I’ve posted something in a previous week.

    But, in better news, looks like Firefox 3 downloads are going smashingly well….now that the servers are back up.

  95. Firefox 3 is pretty nice so far, but if you are used to carting around your bookmarks file, you’ll have to change your habits. Firefox 3 stores this information differently. It seems that the history and bookmarks are combined into a mini SQL database.

  96. Morning Pan;

    Busy day here in bunny land so will be hopping in and out as I can.

    1) day job
    2) shopping
    3) make fudge
    4) make macaroons
    5) have company over
    6) bedtime

    *pulls out pocket watch*

    “no time to say hello, goodbye. I’m late, I’m late, I’m late…”

  97. Meanwhile I am lazing about the hose on Day 3 of Staycation. Unfortunatley, the magic of daycare has brought a new cold to Darcy & Fox, so that is the main reason for hanging around rather than running off to the zoo or something. I may get to mow the grass this afternoon, tho….

  98. Morning, rational viewed Deadpan!

    Got the front yard weeded (which means pulling up the grass that is supposed to no longer exist in my wonderful xeriscape) last night and enjoyed myself a great deal while doing it.

    Back at work. Boo, Evil, Inc.

  99. EssBee – you have to be careful with statements like “last night and enjoyed myself a great deal while doing it.” … or you’ll have half the Deadpan heading off to their bunks!

  100. Re – Firefox 3

    Am I the ONLY one in the Deadpan that cringes when I see that there is a new version of something that I already liked and never even once for a tiny little second thought “Man, I sure wish they would polish this thing because it’s not nearly shiney enough!”

    If one were to go back 10 years and plot a graph of –
    “software that did exactly what I needed it to do” verses “Time and Money spent having to fix and or undo problems caused when someone decided that the software would also make a dandy desert topping”
    The resultant graph would resemble a hand making a rude gesture with it’s middle finger.

  101. I’ve never found a piece of software that did exactly what I wanted. 🙁

    I’m liking Firefox 3, but there are problems with it.

  102. ditto (or anyone else) – I am curious as to what about pre-3 firefox didn’t work for you.
    I’m not being satirical (for once) I am just curious as to “why a new version?”

    Seriously, Firefox was working so well for me that I never even gave it another thought. I just used it.

  103. The only thing I had with FF (and I’m sure it’s just a setting issue but am too lazy to really look into it) is that with Explorer I could directly “install” an online thing instead of having to download it than open it as FF makes me do (ie: on an update or some such thing). Otherwise, I’m quite satisfied with FF.

    I haven’t downloaded FF 3 yet (another one I’ll have to download then open instead of installing straight from the website).

    Ok, back to reports…

  104. Also, occasionally I come across a program that does not work as well with FF. An example is, Screen Monkey prefers Explorer over FF.

    (really going to work now)

  105. For me at Evil, Inc., I couldn’t host WebEx meetings in FF. Had to use Explorer for that app. Probably evil network settings causing that, so it might not be a FF issue.

  106. JOe: Did you make heavy use of tabbed browsing? I do. My usual style of work is to have several things running at once and move back and forth as needed. In Firefox 2, there was a noted memory problem when you use and close lots of tabs. F3 reportedly has fixed that and improved browsing speed. Both are important to me. I also like the improved security controls.

    Unfortunately, there are some broken features that I want to use. Since it is still rather early in the release schedule, I’m hoping they’ll work on fixing them soon.

  107. there, groceries are bought, fudge is made. Now have about 10 minutes to relax before lunch, then will do some more baking 🙂

  108. Ok, am listening to the Dubshak voicmail (yeah, I’m behind I know). I just have one thing to ask..

    What did I (and ditto) ever do you you???? *crying*

    and, just in defense, like the US, yes our big brewed beer is pretty… weak, but the stuff by the small local breweries is pretty good.

  109. I actually prefer Opera to Firefox, it just seemss much more responsive.


    I’ll get my coat.

    I now have beer envy to add to my coffee envy.

    Must try and obtain some of that miracle fruit that makes beer tatse like aa chocolate milk shake.

  110. Yeah, anyone that judges Canadian beer solely on the basis of Molson and Labatt’s products then has to accept that American beer should be judged on the same basis. In that case, both countries have beer that sucks big time. Fortunately, that isn’t the case.

  111. *POP*
    I’m back in for a second.

    Thanks for the Firefox input. I see where my disconnect is.
    I basically am using Firefox as a “Station wagon” to drive to the store for groceries while you guys are apparently using it to enter NASCAR races!

    I am not even making Firefox break a sweat with the way I use it so that’s why I couldn’t see any need (or positive outcome) of an upgrade.

    I know see that there are apparently ways to go beyond it’s (former) abilities.


  112. EssBee: I love this particular quote: “the idea that my marriage needs to be protected by a bunch of hyperventilating ninnies in the midst of a queer panic makes me want to retch. Please do keep your clammy, quivering, homophobic fingers off my state of matrimony, if you please. My marriage has not once been threatened by same-sex marriage; heck, I’ve been to Massachusetts at least four times since same-sex marriage was made legal in that commonwealth. Roving bands of same-sex married couples did not trample my marriage rights while I was there.”

  113. Back to Firefox: I also use quite a few add-ons. The new add-on manager looks interesting, but so far, I don’t have much to say about it. As with any upgrade, some of my add-ons are no longer working, but that should change in the next few weeks.

    My add-ons:
    Adblock Plus
    Dictionary Tooltip
    IE Tab
    Nuke Anything Enhanced
    PDF Download

  114. “Roving bands of same-sex married couples” — that is so gonna be our band name.

    I used to drink a lot of Molson before I knew any better.

    I wonder which tab Deadpan is currently occupying in ditto’s FF browser. . .

  115. i-pod shuffle

    FFF – Megadeath
    Nine Lives – Aerosmith
    She – Monkees
    Scheherazade, symphonic suite, Op. 35: No. 2, “The story of Kalender Prince” in B minor – Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov

    Yeah, I’ve got very varied tastes.

  116. My fudge had set so I cut it up into bite-sized pieces and put it on a serving platter. Now the trick will be keeping the family out of it until company arrives.

  117. Shuffle:

    Overture No. 3 – J.S. Bach
    When the Water Falls – Collective Soul
    The Bitch is Back – Elton John
    Suite From The Water Music – Andante Expresivo – George Frederic Handel

  118. JOe: I use “Nuke Anything Enhanced” to deal with printing sites that never fit on a page properly. It lets you right click on items to remove them from the page.

  119. Jokes for the vagina bicycle:

    Does it come with a banana seat?

    What would happen if the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile crashed into it? Would it squirt mustard?

    Would you need a chastity belt to lock it up on a bike rack?

  120. … and after listening to the barrage of propaganda all day long I NEED to say this to SOMEONE … drilling for oil off of U.S. coastlines and/or in Alaska won’t do ANYTHING about our current high gasoline prices.

    The sole purpose behind this push is to increase the shareholder and corporate profits for the domestic energy industry. I don’t say this as some sort of liberal tree hugger. I say this as one of the very stockholders I speak of.
    “Allow us to drill” is that industry’s answer to EVERY national problem – from the “war in Iraq” to “childhood obesity”.
    I follow the market and many of these companies closely. I may not like their tactics but as a capitalist pig myself … I know where the money is to be found.

    BTW – Any other active investors in Deadpan land?

  121. So the award for the most pointless remake goes to:

    big drum roll

    The US Version of Life on Mars

    Give those tv execs a packet of candy ciggies

  122. It’s translated correctly. I’m not sure what the hell they were thinking when they came up with that name, but it was intentional.

  123. Evening, Pan.

    How’s everyone? My plan for tonight was to weather seal the patio cover, but Mother Nature had other ideas for me. Instead, I think I’ll watch the rain from inside and enjoy my beer.

  124. ditto, if I knew anything about code, I would offer to help. As it is, I can drink a beer in your honor as I finish what I started with the Andromeda Strain mini-series (because I’m OCD, not because I am necessarily enjoying it!)

  125. EssBee: I’d take help, but the problem is more with the information that I’ve been given. There’s been too little of it, it’s been unhelpful, conflicted, and sometimes just plain wrong. And they want a bunch of stuff done by Friday.

    Excuse me while I go blend my brain.

  126. On Shuffle:
    Living In The Promiseland — Joe Cocker
    Another Day — Bryan Adams
    Enjoy The Silence — Depeche Mode
    Six Hundred 66 — Fisher

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