Jack Manganâ€™s Deadpan – Deadpan Vanshow
Special Guest – Vanamonde
Early in the morning – Vanamonde time.
Vanamonde wants a Flash Gordon Palooza
What about a short story? Graphic Novel? Album? Video Game?
War of the Worlds album?
Amy Bowen Says: My new blog post is complete! Click on my name if you want to read all about the awesome murder mystery party I went to last Friday.
Vanamonde Says: I would still need to add cola to the most expensive rum to be able to drink the stuff. Iâ€™ll get my coat.
The Energizer Bunny Says: grindâ€¦ grindâ€¦ grindâ€¦
Vanamonde Says: There is a theory that the USAâ€™s penchant for wrestling at school has breed a legion of fetish loving Americans.
Lejon de la Juan Fondue Says: More than one DP, that is
LostRalph Says: Well Transformers 2 was good, if you enjoyed the first one you will like this one. Van: Sorry to report that Megan Fox was left too long in the oven again. She also had magic white pants that would clean themselves between scenes. I have to admit my little sister pointed out the pants thing. My attention was elsewhere :D.
(insert discussion of Transformers 2 here)
WNDRWolf Says: Everytime I hear Amy say a serial I think of breakfastâ€¦
imag1narynumber Says: Seriously, how about a round of applause for the gloriousness of panties?
Thanks Van for being part of Deadpan.
Don’t forget the Deadpan Festival in Sept!
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Richard Burton had a great voice.
..the magic dragon.
I’m all tingly with anticipation.
Ed I really don’t want to hear about the tingly parts…
Be a little while before I can get to the episode. Darn month end.
Ed, I’ll hear about your tingly parts 😉
It’s a new day, I have a ton of new podcast episodes to listen to, and I’ve got schemes brewing for the weekend and the end of July. Bring on the day!
Amy – I want to hear about the schemes.
This afternoon I get to teach my daughter how to do a budget – and (hopefully) stick to it.
I couldn’t do Doom or Quake. I get motion sickness from FPS
I’m actually more into whiskey myself, but when you’re invited to a Rum tasting party…
You don’t swallow?
WNDRWolf: The schemes include: cleaning out the old apartments we’ve left behind (tomorrow), recording for your project and for my own (Saturday morning), and hosting a party using the Personal Effects Party Pack PDF (sometime this month, and again after I’ve made more friends in Temecula.)
I don’t see any writing in there…. 🙂
Oh, yeah. I’ll fit that in on Saturday afternoon. (I’d do it on Sunday, but we’re going to the Marlins-Pirates game that day.)
Ah man now I am jealous… Baseball game also…
I admit, I’m impressed
To be honest, I’m just not sure what to make of this
Retro games will love this song:
CP: Okiirobo_Navigation_System — Henry Homesweet
gamers that is.
Some people have too much time on their hands
I enjoyed that, ditto.
My hubby looked over my shoulder while that game music was playing to see what game I was playing 🙂
Did Jack say, “truckload of pants”?
What about a Deadpan Jamboree?
I ask simply because I like the work Jamboree.
I think my quote when I heard about a video-game-based Palooza was, “Ooo!”. But indeed it may be a narrowish scope for the pan-Pan. IMO the closest thing would be one regarding a franchise, as Jack offered, or something having to do with the industry in general.
TEB: Do I get to bring a green tambourine to the Jamboree?
The Deadpan Th(r)ong
Why limit yourself, #. Bring a red one too 😆
I wonder what my bent is . . . .
w00t! According to FB (and Ryah), one of my panties was cough-worthy.
It was just a thought. I expect we’ll end up with a movie again (but consider the short story idea too!)
Covering Doom might require us to watch the movie. . . so I’d rule that out. One bad Dwayne Johnson palooza is enough.
The game, fine, the movie, I vote “no” as well 🙂
I’m not up on short stories, so I have nothing to offer. The only one that sticks out in my mind is called “The Yellow Pill” (I’m pretty sure it’s yellow). I read that way back in High School.
TEB: That video was wicked impressive!
I’m saving the DP episode and the Wander Wolf episode for my long travel day Sunday.
I like days off.
Ich habe ein FrankfÃ¼rter und Ich muss essen.
Ich habe ein FrankfÃ¼rter und Ich muss essen!
Ich habe ein FrankfÃ¼rter und Ich muss essen!!!
Ich sprechen sie Deutsches nicht!
If Trekkies do a bawdy stage show about Kirk’s former nemesis, do they call it a Khan-Khan?
If Dorothy ended up on the Enterprise, would she find it was no place like the Voyage Home?
In space, Christopher Columbus would have ended up with undiscovered continents…
The first rule of Lejon being bored at work is:
You do not talk about Lejon being bored at work.
The second rule of Lejon being bored at work is:
you DO NOT TALK about Lejon being bored at work!
Only problem with Flash Gordon is that the ninjas already did it.
We could do the horrible Mario Brothers movie. 😉
Oh! Van’s suggestion of “War of the Worlds” reminded me of “The Friends of Mr. Cairo”.
ditto, have you ever marinated pork in buttermilk?
Is that an euphemism?
EssBee: Personally, no, but I have eaten some prepared that way.
No, I’m serious! I have chops marinating in buttermilk, which I do often and then roast. But I’ve never grilled them before.
ditto, have you ever wrestled in Jell-o?
I just had chicken cooked in yogurt recently at an Indian restaurant. Best I can come up with. Oh, and it was excellent, with spinach mixed in.
I’m pretty sure Dan Brown couldn’t write himself out of a box.
In honor of having tomorrow off, and the previous conversation…
CP: I Feel Free — Cream
So, he was creative in other ways… Who Knew?
I’m still curious about the buttermilk . . . hrmph.
Dear next door neighbor: bellowing “where the fuck are you, Seth????!” so that all the neighbors come outside to see what has happened is not an acceptable way to locate your 3 year old son who you aren’t watching. Also, might want to not get baked when you’re the only adult at home. Just a thought.
And while I’m at it:
Dear new corporate overlord (Evil, Inc. is merging with it’s biggest competitor, pending SEC approval, etc.), the African proverb about how the gazelle wakes up every morning thinking “I just need to be faster than the fastest lion” while the lion wakes up every morning thinking “I just need to be faster than the slowest gazelle” is not the best motivational story you could have told when asked if there would be layoffs this year.
Why? I’m not entirely sure, but there are two reasons that I can think of.
First, is that the enzymes in the milk will help tenderize the pork. Pork didn’t used to be aged as long as beef so it tended to be tougher. That’s not a problem nowadays, especially with “enhanced” pork on the market.
Second, cooked milk solids can add flavor.
Pork. The other “enhanced” meat.
Is that natural pork enhancement?
Why is there a picture of “Smilin’ Bob” floating through my head right now?
Web sites that aren’t worth my time to look at… because I can’t afford it…
You guys realized you have completely ruined my menu, right?
EssBee: No Worries – I’m sure your pork isn’t enhanced…
There’s no making that sound good, is there?
CPIMM: Smiling Bob’s song
The artist formerly known as “Pork Chop” should have some sort of enhancement commercial.
Holy crap! What is all that text above the comments!?
It looks so foreign and nostalgic all at the same time…
JohnBoze: I think they turned on the “Verbose” setting.
The driveway is sealcoated. We went through the intense physical strain of writing the check.
Lejon, nice gaming ref…
Been on a Smallville jag on Netflix of late, but getting back to cycle of tv disc, movie disc, tv disc, etc.
“The Hammer” will be the first flick up and the next tv season will be “True Blood.” Been a while since I read the first Sookie book, undecided as to whether to read & refresh before getting disc 1…
I wouldn’t bother re-reading, JB. If you lived closer, you could swing by and borrow my DVDs. The books and the show are separate, yet equal.
Would text adventures be horribly anachronistic to the younger DeadPanites?
Van: I seem to remember a Text-based Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy game… Never got the hang of getting “tea” and “no tea” at the same time…
Oh, and I also played on the E.O.T.L mud back in the ’90s… I quit that around ’96 because I started dreaming in text… I hated that. I’m a slow reader…
Ok on the gaming palooza front, and all terribly biased cos I can get my hands on the disk images, and into late 80’s early 90’s:
The Secret of Monkey Island (heck any of the Lucas Art graphic adventures)
Beneath a Steel Sky (freely available for download with ScummVM)
I would have said Dungeon Master, but that game deserves to be completed and that takes a while.
Oh and if you liked Flight Control on the iPhone/iPod Touch:
Don’t press that BUY button TEB..
CW: BET Awards
C: Laughing and crying at the same time.
Zork… You’ve been eaten by a grue.
But would you really want to participate in a Zorkapalooza?
It would be grue-some.
I’m familiar with text adventures, Doom, and Zork (well, okay, Return to Zork). My dad showed all of them to me when I was growing up.
If Zork does end up being our next Palooza subject, I have a somewhat amusing story to contribute about growing up with Return to Zork. However, I personally am most interested in the following works as future Palooza topics:
The Rush album “2112”
The short stories “The Cold Equations,” “-All You Zombies-” and “I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream”
I’m interested in all of these because I’ve heard a lot about them and would like to experience them for myself. The latter short story would be especially interesting to talk about on this podcast, due to its connections with Spherical Tomi.
I’m at my folk’s house in Kansas. Weather is stormy. I’ll probably save this episode for the trip back. 🙂
Good news Amy, Escape Pod has just done ‘All You Zombies’:
You can also read the Ellison story at:
The Cold Equations can be read at:
If you don’t have the gnack for text adventures they can be incredibly frustrating trying to find the correct verb/noun combination. The only one I eve completed unaided was The Hobbit.
Oh and morning Pan, still too bloody warm.
Van. Did you just Twitter-page me?
Because here’s the thing…
30 minutes of Van’s voice and Jack’s voice…
Just talking… and laughing… and talking…
Yeah.. I’m not quite recovered yet.
Well. Clearly you are irresistible, because … here I am at 2:17 AM Arizona Central … er… Standard time.
I can’t stay though. I have some dreaming to do.
Well time for work..but there are clouds, loads and loads of cooling clouds..woot!
Who is the boss of you! Me! I am the boss of you! – Zork Grand Inquisitor
Good morning, Pan. Hope the U.S. contingent at least is off from work today. Sleeping in is definitely under rated.
Would I get beaten up to badly if I thought Van’s Flash idea sounded appealing?
Bad, WordPress, Bad!
Deciding it didn’t like my last link!
I’ll fool you!
Here are the first three Zorks, free from Infocom
Finally listening to WanderRadio. Cool opening piece.
they’re going to stream the Calgary Stamped parade in about an hour and a half on CBC Calgary. Now, do I want to watch it?
I really should be working…
I did not play text-based games, though I’m a big fan of the concept and “retro-gaming” in general. I recently tried one page that ran a java-instance of Zork. Didn’t play well with Linux. But I just found http://thcnet.net/zork/ . Allows saves, too! I think I’ll give this a go a bit. Sweet!
I played Beneath a Steel Sky a little on SCUMM, but it didn’t keep me.
Flashback was very good, one of the first rotoscoped video games.
My first big computer game (thus bypassing my Atari 2600) was Ultima IV. LOVED it!
Babylon 5 Rap??
Yes TEB a Babylon Rap.
I liked Mind over Matter
That one is very catchy.
Anybody who cares, can watch the Stampede Parade
Click on the live stream link. It’s about the only part of the Stamped I enjoy
awww Van gets his own show 🙂
Hope everyone has a good normal weekend or holiday weekend depending on where they are.
Normal being relative TSH? 🙂
This is awesome:
That was pretty cool, EssBee.
Now for grocery shopping!
You can download a high res image from here:
Some PS work at:
Now sitting in the theater with the kids waiting four Ice Age 3 to start.
I just don’t get it. Cartoon Network is running a commercial in the theater that they now have live action shows and not just cartoons. WHY? WHY? WHY?
Van and TEB: Thanks for the links!
The part time Cartoon Network?
Van: I was just looking at that myself. All I can say is: WTF?
Referring to RoboGeisha of course.
I remember “The Friends of Mr. Cairo”. Jon Anderson’s voice got extremely Mickey Mouse high-pitched, if I recall.
“I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream” is actually one of the short stories I was thinking of, since it’s freely available online.
Never heard of it, no surprise, but I’ll read it, whether or not it’s the choice for the Palooza. Seems quite interesting at first Wikipedia glance.
RoboGeish was a WTF moment for me too.
Now… I have some Overlording to do.
There is also a graphic adventure based on the Ellison story:
Also playable in ScummVM.
Well, Ice Age 3 was pretty good. Simon Pegg playing a Captain Jack (the Pirates of the Carribean version) type character was most excellent.
Of course, a Captain Jack from Dr. Who would have certainly been interesting as well.
Well, all I can say is that nobody better let DubShack see that RoboGeisha trailer, or he’ll be rigging another Palooza vote on us.
Hopefully going to see Ice Age 3 on Sunday morning.
Martial Arts fighting – check, robots – check, giant monsters – check, scantily clad women – check, swords – check, explosions – check, machine guns – check, boobies – check, fried shrimp – check, samurai – check.
Robogeisha appears to be a perfect film.
Okay, NOW I’m interested.
Jack: Thanks for that list of lectures. I’ve thumbing through some of them off and on. Unfortunately there’s a 9-11 conspiracy wacko mixed in. But the rest thus far are really good. #twocents
Okay, I just watched the Robogeisha trailer. I think I want to kill myself.
List of lectures? Did I miss something interesting?
Now I’m sorry I ordered the fried shrimp. 😉
It is the weekend.
What kind of trouble can I get into tonight.
What kind of trouble? Hmm… Probably not the same kind I’ll be getting myself into.
Off I go to do just that!
We expect pictures.
Smashed. Came in last for gaming. Now going to watch True Blood s1e1.
I was actually quite surprised how close the show was to the book.
Just stopping in from WesterCon. . . and, I have. . . . absolutely no stories. Except that one of the guys stopped me to ask about the Deadpan event happening during DiscWorldCon. This Deadpan get-together is gaining steam. . .
And I’m moderating a panel tomorrow morning with Diana Gabaldon. That will probably be my most famous co-panelist ever.
OK, I’m off again. Have a good night, mush.
I had to google Diana Gabaldon.
Morning Pan, working today, grrrrrr!
Go forth and be all independent and such. And may your day be a cooler on that mine. Although it looks like I get a break today – only 97Â°F predicted around here.
Don’t feel to bad, Van. I knew her not as well until I binged her.
Hello from Kansas. It’s been busy around here, so busy in fact that I don’t think I’ll be able to make the trip to KC. So it might be another year until our next meet up ditto. Thanks for the invite though.
Bunny- normal is DEFINITELY relative
Ed- you “binged” her eh?? LOL.. couldn’t resist 🙂
Jack- have fun at the con
whats this deadpan meet up?? I know I am a very sub-par deadpanite lately, and with what we are dealing with here with Hugh i cannot promise anything in the future, but I would still like to know. Just in case 🙂
Hooray for good news about the Deadpan gathering! 🙂
My plans for the day: clean out old apartments, go out for donuts and coffee, write, maybe do video editing, maybe watch fireworks in the evening.
Since TEB is planning to be in the Phoenix area to attend Discworld Con during Labor Day weekend, we figured that that would be a good time to hold a meetup. All Deadpan listeners are invited. Plans are still in the works. I’m going to do my absolute best to secure the funding to attend.
Whats everyone here in the US got going on for the 4th?
Hugh’s family is in town and we bbq’d last night on our rooftop and watched the fireworks, then we went out with some of his brothers and sisters for some martinis at this awesome martini bar we discovered.
Basically going to do the same thing tonight 🙂
have fun everyone
Hi Amy!! 🙂
ah cool.. that is good to know. I will make note of it and we will see where we are when that time comes. No idea what part of the world Hugh and I will be living in in the near future. We have many options, but Houston Texas is still high on the possibility list, so we might be close to AZ come labor day.
Cool. Good luck wherever you end up. 🙂
My friends and I grilled hotdogs and hamburgers yesterday. I don’t know yet what we’re doing today.
Grrr too, Van. Also putting in some work hours this morning.
Thankfully I got most of my work done yesterday. So mostly R&R today. My S/O is working until ~7:30, so we’ll have a cookout later today. I’m in a grey mood today.
Good morning, Pan.
We have nothing planned for today, although I am contemplating the idea of picking up all of these toys and vacuuming the living room floor.
We could bbq later. Might send my hubby down to the WesterCon thing to see Alan Dean Foster.
I’d like to go back to sleep now.
So today’s localised expression..if feeling a bit worse for wear after having a skinful the night before..you say:
I feel as rough as a badger’s arse.
That is . . . melodic.
I’mmm Baaaaaack !
Happy Independence day to all the Deadpan ” ‘Mercans” and a grand day to all the rest! 🙂
Done my work, Yeah! Now free for the weekend.
Hey, J0e! What do you know?
I know that I hold these truths to be self evident.
That ALL (hu)men are created equal and are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights. Among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
So I hope you will all go out and pursue some happiness today!
… oh and, KHEWLHHIPPP for everyone!!!!!!!!
Welcome back jj, still working.
Oh and that reminds me:
Day of the Tentacle.
We missed you mucho JOe!
Hi everyone. Today, we spend 3 hours gardening, which is just good for the soul. I’m now doing laundry and packing for a trip to VA Beach for Evil. Sly B’s mom is due to arrive at any moment, and I’m going to grill steak and corn, rain or not.
Did anyone catch Margaret Cho’s special on Showtime last night?
Sly B and I are 85% for the Pan-up over Labor Day weekend. Bunny, what hotel are you staying in?
Spent 3 hours gardening. Past tense.
I’m putting the I in ignorance today, had to google M Cho as well.
This is beyond my understanding, but shiny: http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=7690
Spent the morning in the emergency room since all the walk-in clinics were closed. Stupid poison oak.
Took hubby for a walk. Beautiful day for it.
EssBee, I’m staying at the Tempe Mission Palms.
Oh yes, Cant forget Day of the Tentacle. Also, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis or the original Sam and Max
Hi, J0e! Welcome back!
This morning, I finished all the cleaning-up of stuff I’m going to do. Hopefully, I’m going to go out and have coffee and donuts with friends soon.
EssBee: Cool. I agree, gardening is good for the soul.
ditto: That’s too bad. I can sympathize. I slipped down some steps in the rain on Thursday, and had to go to the walk-in clinic to find out whether my elbow was fractured. It wasn’t, but it’s still tender and sore. I hope you feel better soon!
Hope you itch less, ditto. Or, at least, you itch in the right places and your wife is willing to scratch. 🙂
Sorry, ditto! I once had to go to the emergency room on the 4th of July in the afternoon and was there with a bunch of people with burns from fireworks.
Sorry to hear, ditto.
So many accidents, has anybody broke a mirror recently?
Nice editing job:
even my jaded self enjoyed that bit of mass art 🙂
Lots o posts to wade thru.
I did not have THAT poster but I DID have the one of her in the silver dress … from “Logan’s Run”. Oddly enough, now that I am searching for it I can find no trace of that poster on the web. It was the only “pin-up” poster I ever had.
This is ENTIRELY anecdotal – but I was told that just before she died, as she lay in the hospital bed, Ryan ask her (one more time) to marry him and this time she nodded yes. She motioned for him to lean closer to her and with a pained smile she said one word … “Pre-nup”.
Sounds a bit “urban legend” but it is a nice image.
ditto: Yeah, I’m pretty pissed right now. I just fashioned a nice e-mail with the offending C code (well, offensive to me), and it just got eaten. I’m going to e-mail you from my gmail account. This is flippin’ ridiculous.
I’ve completly blanked FF from My memory of LR..I blame Jenny Agutter.
I just saw LR last year. Good stuff.
That video was cool, Van. If we’re doing movies LR would actually be a good choice
Well, just read the Mouth/Scream short story. Very uplifting.
I’ve always thought of an AI turning evil a bit silly, at least HAL was driven mad.
An AI with morality, but unbelievably vengeful.
An AI with morality … just not yours! (insert scream)
About to start D & D. The drink du jour is 15 year old Glen Garoch. Yum
Now waiting for map set up. We haven’t played for a few weeks so this will be nice.
I liked the Asimov story, where the supercomputer was so sick of handling human problems it tried to kill itself.
The bunny will have foul breath this evening.
But my fav AI story is one by Fredric Brown, a story I sometimes wonder if Douglas Adams came across it before writing HH, it’s called Answer and is very short:
I even heard a Bishop use the plot of the above story on the perils of science.
Yeah, Logan’s Run was all about Jenny Agutter for me too.
Oh yeah – Happy 4th of July! Especially to Energizer Bunny and Avanamonde!
Alas poor Compuserve I didn’t know it well:
Killed an ogre and medusa. New map time.
Hello and happy 4th Deadpan.
Grilled brat(wurst)s and have been setting off fireworks in between rain showers this evening.
Oh and for all the other tech heads out there: http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/07/04/crunchpad-prototype-coming-this-month-be-available-asap/
The Crunchpad has been looking tempting for ages. I just wonder how long it will take to cross the pond.
I think the DM is cheating. He wouldn’t let me pole the priest.
“Pole the priest” – hahahaha
“Poke the priest” – hahahaha
Ended up killing the priest. This is such a nice peaceful game. 🙂
Good evening panitos!! Had a good evening hanging out with Hugh’s crazy family so far. Night isn’t over yet, Hugh is up on the roof with his brothers right now. Waiting for them to come in. I think we are going to regroup and play some drunk board games. I’m a bit intoxicated this evening already, hope the rest of you are good.
justa j0e!!!!! *run* *pounce* *mmmmmmmmmwwwwwaaaaaaa!!!!!!!* I hate when we return from our Deadpan absences and you are not here. 🙂
ditto: please get better 🙁 I would give you a get well soon kiss you but you are probably contagious.. ah hell.. you’re worth it ditto *mmmwa!!!*
Bunny- hope you had fun poling or poking the priest, you pervy pervy girl!!
buenas noches panitos!! viva la libertad!
oh wait.. before I go I need to fo swoon that sexy mangan pic he posted
Good early morning, Pan. It’s been a full day. Marched in an Independence Day parade in the morning (probably the hottest it’s been that I can remember for that one). Spent the afternoon with the family. And, just got back home from working bar duty for a hall rental. I’ve been working a bar crew for several years, but this was probably the most high energy wedding I”ve seen. I have to say, the Hispanic functions, whether a wedding or a quincinera, are usually pretty energetic, but this one was above and beyond. Had a great time tonight.
Now, I shall crash.
Morning Pan, nothing exciting but off to see Ice Age 3 in 3D.
Hopefully 10am Sunday morning should be relatively quiet.
Which was fun and the 3D wasn’t over the top.
Scrat still had all most of the best bits.
Saw this on facebook:
Why God never got a PhD
1. He had only one major publication.
2. It was written in Aramaic, not in English.
3. It has no references.
4. It wasn’t even published in a refereed journal.
5. There are serious doubts he wrote it himself.
6. It may be true that he created the world, but what has he done since
7. His cooperative efforts have been quite limited.
8. The Scientific community has had a hard time replicating his results.
9. He unlawfully performed not only Animal, but *Human* testing.
10. When one experiment went awry, he tried to cover it by drowning his
11. When subjects didn’t behave as predicted, he deleted them from
12. He rarely came to class, just told his students to read the book.
13. Some say he had his son to teach the class.
14. He expelled his first two students for learning.
15. Although there were only 10 requirements, most of his students
failed his tests.
16. His office hours were infrequent and usually held on a mountain top.
Well, Pan, I’m off to VA for the week. I’ll be incommunicado until Friday unless you catch me on Googletalk. Have a great 5 days!
Oooo, oooo, oooo. War of the Worlds album. Fantastic Idea. Every fiber of my being votes for the War of the Worlds album (and that’s a lot of votes).
If we end up going for a retro video game, might I suggest the text based Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy game? Not only was it pretty widely played, but it is currently available for free from the BBC for those that have not experienced it yet (or that want to refresh their memories).
Have fun EssBee!
I see I received a running, pouncing, flying “MWAAA” from TSH !!!!
I might have to go away more often. 😉
I had a fun 4th. I hope you all did too. Posted some pics on FB.
Finally feeling better thanks to the meds I got. Poison Oak isn’t contagious, BTW.
Welcome to DP Usedhair.
So it seems the UK has went tropical for the summer..very warm day followed by a bout of torrential rain.
Usedhair, welcome to Deadpan.
Thanks for the welcomes. I’ve been listening for a long time now. Just getting started on the boards and calling in content.
Welcome usedhair. Congratulations on having the most… unusual
Went for a walk with hubby again. Quite muggy today.
So … are we posting here or under the absolutly SWELL “Jack saves the day” graphic?
… and a big Halllooooo to Usedhair!
Usedhair: Welcome to the comment board! 🙂
J0e: We’re definitely still posting here.
I’m posting here, too
Yup, still posting here.
Today’s odour: rotten cabbage.
I was passing a farmer’s field.
Sega’s Columns Deluxe is free this weekend on the Apple app store:
the users reviews have tended towards ‘it’s’s crap’ though.
Our local SF convention (I’m not in it)
Back to being the stealth bunny.
Van, are you sure that wasn’t a kimchee plantation that you were passing by?
It wasn’t that spicy jj.
So Cj, what are the specs of Dan’s new laptop?
My new Lappy is an Athlon dual core 2.1 with 4gb ram 320hdd. It’s purdy, too.
Look ^^^ Dan posted on the Deadpan.
Sweet mother of deadpan!
a sign of the athlonocolypse ?
I just took all of the gift cards and birthday cash I have been saving for the past 3 years … and bought a 32gb iPod Touch.
Q for you Touch/iPhone owners –
What is the first thing I should do upon opening the package?
Anyone have an opinion on extended warranties?
I bought this jewel at Best Buy and they want to sell me a 2 year extended warranty for the same cost that Apple wants for their 2 year extended warranty.
JJ: While I’m typically the “Don’t by an extended warranty on the electronic gizmos” kind of guy, I’m betting the warranty directly from Apple would probably be better for you.
jj: First thing? Maybe get a fun app? And then work on your library.
As for extended warranties, I almost never get them since they are almost a scam. The lifetime of the product is almost always greater than the period when the warranty expires. This is a way for a company to make extra money from the product since the expectation is that they will rarely have to pay for warranty service.
It is still possible to get a lemon, and then in that case, the warranty will certainly save your bacon. However, that is an exceptional case.
The only times I get the warranty are when the company doesn’t have a good reputation for quality. That certainly isn’t the case with the iPod. If you want the piece of mind that a warranty will give you, then I recommend getting it from Apple. Best Buy usually doesn’t do a bad job either.
Steve “Air” McNair was murdered? 🙁
Looks like it was a mess too.
Sorry to bust up the topic at hand. . .
So if your apple is a lemon, then a warranty will save your bacon?
It sounds like justa J0e is making the most disgusting pie evar.
^ LOL! 😀
Are we comparing apples to oranges?
hmph and all that.
I just paid the stupid 10 dollars to update my iPod Touch.
Maybe now it will work the way it’s suppose to.
Van: that webcam video was cool!
Oh, yes. Dan and I both thought the webcam video was super cool.
how about Michel Jackson for the next polosa?
JJ, if you plan on keeping the iPod Touch for a while and not jumping on the Apple upgrade bandwagon then go Applecare. Not a Apple fan boy, but getting a faulty iPhone replaced was a painless experience under the standard warranty.
Oh and buy Geodefense and Flight Control on the app store.
Will interested to know if you have any problems after the 3.0 update Cj. I noticed my battery life was shorter after the update.
Oh and morning Pan, off to get drenched.
Van, update appears to be seamless. I will let you know if battery life worsens. It isn’t great to start with.
Goodnight, Pans of mush.
Late night drop.
My former boss-guy was addicted to Papi Missile on the iPhone. Apparently an addictive Missile Command game.
Well, it’s Monday. The only good thing about that is that the dentist will be open today so I can get this stupid crown fixed again. Orajel and Ibuprofen is no way to go through live, son.
There is a lite version of PApi Missile available for free…I’m tempted to try.
Van, When I did the 3.0 Upgrade some of my applications (like eReader) crapped out until the next update. The only other aspect I notice on a day to day basis is that even though I really wanted copy and paste functionality, and was really pleased to get it, it activates every time you place your cursor somewhere. So, they replaced the pain in the ass of not having copy and paste with the pain in the ass of constantly asking you if you want to copy or paste something. Leave it to Apple.
The Cantina Theme from Star Wars done on a Chapman Stick:
Been having evening showers here. Yeah! All the silly Stampeders are now all wet in more ways than one 🙂
Changed my mind. I decided I don’t like the rain. It’s driving the creepy crawlies into the house.
I just get the Hoover out.
I call my hubby. He deals with them.
Of course, we have disagreements on the best way of getting rid of them. Hubby does the humane thing and catches them (in a glass) and releases them outside. I don’t like it when he does this, I feel they’ll only come back inside.
It’s a strange world.
Mr TEB is going to have his hands full on the creepy crawlie detail in September.
What’s so special about Sept, Van?
If you’re talking Arizona, he’s not coming.
I was and obviously mistaken who you were going to the con with.
Insert embarrassed silence here——>
Going to WorldCon with hubby. Going to Arizona solo (and have no plans to behave myself 😆 )
Based on your above comment, Van. I guess I’m going to have to bring an oversized bug swatter and lots of bravery.
According to Debbie, the mosquitoes are wimpy, wimpy, wimpy in AZ.
They only suck 1 pint of blood instead of 2.
Was there no new True Blood episode this week?
Now that’s a guitar
I’ve lived in Manitoba. You don’t know what mosquitoes are until you’ve lived there.
It’s the ones with eight legs that are problem..six legged critters are usually ok.
This is just good playing
(of course, so was the other one)
I totally agree, Van. Eight or more legs are screamers for me.
We now have a giant garbage bin in our driveway.
We’re tearing out a wall downstairs this week so they delivered the bin this morning.
Strangely I don’t have a problem with Scorpions.
There was a craze (might still be happening), where UK workers working in Arab countries would bring back scorpions encased in blocks of plastic as mementos (strange but true). Never had a problem picking one of those up.
You’re a braver man than I am, Vanamonde.
By daughter works for a place that puts on reptile shows for parties and schools. These also can include a tarantula and a scorpion. I would never let her bring those into the house when she was living at home. i was ok with the snakes and lizards, just not the creepy crawlies.
I assume this is not uncommon, though because their form had an area asking if it was ok to show the tarantula and scorpion or if it was preferred they not be brought at all.
Of all the days to forget my glasses. . . .
… are they half full or half empty?
Of all the days to quit drinking.
TEB – 3 words
Of all the days to quit sniffing glue..
This new i-toy is sucking all of my time away.
This is why I don’t own a gaming console.
What you playing JJ?
iTouch/phone question –
Trying to view this forum on the iTouch browser is painful. Everytime you refresh the page you have to scoll AAaaaalllll the way back to the bottom of the comments again.
Is there some better way to read this forum on the iDevice?
Van – well, I tried that missile command-esque game and it alone could suck me into a black hole … but I could also spend endless amounts of time tweaking the photo, video and music selections as well as finding/using apps like “i.TV” or trying to set things up to get my TiVo shows moved onto my iTouch!
Long answer, posting a short message will refresh the page leaving you at the bottom…hence all the short TEB messages.
Oh no! Jack can’t see! Everyone talk about him. 🙂
About the bugs – TEB – You’ll be safe here. I’m married to a contract killer.
He’s paid to snuff out the lives of those creepy crawlies you so despise.
Me I just expand the page out a far as possible and make big flicks with my finger to get down to the bottom of the page.
As if all that wasn’t enough … my on-line stock trading platform offers a FREE mobile app so I can set it up and be able to watch stock prices move, in “real-time” anywhere in my wireless range.
Talk about addictive … use to be I could walk out of my office and get a break from it but now it can follow me everywhere!
must … tare eyes … off endlessly changing … red and green numbers!!!
Van = my friend flicka
Re: Jack goes blind
You might want to stand back if he decides to try “braille”
Then again … you might not 😀
I’m a thumber-downer too. I’ve considered the short message thing, even taken advantage of it at times, but if I’m usually near my laptop.
I (usually) only use my iTouch to read the Deadpan when I’m in bed at night.
Is there a quick way to switch between apps without having to go out to the “home” screen and then re-launch them?
Well it’s not like I’m Velma from Scooby-Doo. Sheesh.
J0e – definitely
Joe, are you still not over Macho Grande?
Slightly differrent tech/geek question.
I’ve a friend whose e-mail servie just seems to refuse to “play nice” with AOL.
So if my goal is to simply be able to exchange messages and pictures with someone (no chatting or any other “stuff”) … what is the best “bare bones” way to go on this?
Should I simply open a google account? Should I give in and do a Facebook account?
I’m not looking for bells and whistles and “social networking here” … just the facts mam.
I find the same with trying to Deadpan on the Pre. It’s too bad you can’t just zoom out and out and out until the whole page is in view. Stupid internet.
Mucho …. ?
That’s either a video game or my nickname from my “club scene” days.
j0e – gmail all the way.
gmail all the way.
Oh what fun it is to send
with an open source applicaaa –
Start the clean-up after lunch.
Man … what a time sink!
I just found and downloaded the HORRIBLE VAN CONTROL app.
I’m going to need a 12 step program.
(Or maybe 5 other volunteers to join me in a 2 step ?)
Heh! stay away from that off button if you don’t mind.
Apple doesn’t like third party apps working in the background, so no easier way to switch between applications.
90% of the time I’m on my computer too. Usually later in the afternoon or in the evenings is when I move on to the touch.
Well since I have the phone, I can checkup on the DP when out and about at work.
That looks like a fun movie LJ
T.E.B. – I’ve officially listed it on my TO WATCH list. Looks like Woody Harrelson is on his game.
Sorry, JJ, I thought we were playing the “quotes from Airplane!” game.
But, I see I may have earned a penalty, anyway. It appears that the whole “Macho Grande” meme didn’t enter until Airplane II, featuring some of Shatner’s finest acting.
“some of Shatnerâ€™s finest acting”
Now there’s a statement you don’t run across very often. 😉
*Fumbles around on the cave floor looking for glasses. Scooby and Shaggy run through and trip over me.*
Finished moving drywall and 2×4’s into the garbage bin. Tired and sweaty now. Now to vacuum.
Holy crap. Sudden cloud burst while I was out moving the cars. I’m soaked through.
First you’re all sweaty, then you’re getting soaked in the rain – – It sounds like you’re in a Whitesnake video, Bunny.
Next: sliding around on the hood of a Jaguar. . .
Well TEB is fond of cats..
CP: Army — Ben Folds Five
I don’t care how you put it, troweling is a dirty job. Now filling in holes in our cement basement floor that were made when pulling out the wall.
Sure, give me a jaguar of my very own to keep forever and ever and I’ll dance half naked in front of it for three minutes 🙂
Would a clapped out Morris Minor do?
Nope. Gotta be one of those expensive models. I may be easy, but definitely not cheap. 😆
Bye Robert M:
You know that there is no justice in the world when you see Kissinger in the audience at Wimbledon.
Hubby and I had a very productive day. Not only did we tear out a wall, we cleaned up, assembled the book cases and moved all the sprout equipment. Tomorrow morning we will ne working out in our new area.
I also will be shopping with a friend for some throw rugs and we will be shuffling books.
The only thing is, hubby wants to put the chess table he’s getting in the newly renovated library/workout room. While I agree a chess table does go in a library, I still want to put it in the living room and leave the doenstairs open so I can lay out mats and practice my MA.
Not sure what happened but sprout = workout
Can you tll I’m on the touch? Look at all the fingering errors 🙂
Sprout equipment sounds good. 🙂
Aren’t you limited to how much you can practice MA by yourself TEB?
Patently avoiding saying anything, as it will get me into trouble.
Van, yes and no. I mainly want it for sholder rolls etc.
Hapkido doesn’t have any katas, does it?
I chuckle with every mention of the “Macho Grande” clip.
I think that’s all my thoughts.
Except welcome Usedhair!
Lejon: I really dislike it when OSes want you to boot in non-verbose mode.
Currently listening to hubby playing the guitar.
#. While uderstand some hapkido practice forms, we don’t. We do,however have a few “pattern”. I only know two at the moment.
I found this site which actually has a pretty good description of what hapkido is ( scroll down – ignore the history at the beginning)http://www.atlantamartialarts.com/styles/hapkido.htm
Hubby stopped playing. I guess we’re going to retire and do some reading.
Morning Pan, think I’ll be checking out that Dillinger movie later, even though the reviews have sid it sucks.
Will be interested in your review on that one, Van.
Rain, rain, come right here.
Ed: If I could, I would send you some of our daily tropical thundershowers. 🙂
imag1narynumber: I agree. I like to see what’s going on. BTW, did my email help at all?
We’ve gotten some decent showers today. That will give my sprinkler system a few days off….if I remember to turn it off.
Still, any unwanted rain from other parts of the world, feel free to send out way in Texas. Most of the state is way behind on rain for the year.
CP: Take Your Medicine — Cloud Cult
These are things that I keep hidden in belly
I can’t see them but they control my life
For a moment you could see right through me
See right through me
Help me make this right
Look at all those skeletons running from their closets
Get them in the light
I just let my lawn go dormant, and only water about 1 every 2 weeks. Trees need the water more.
[cranky old man mode] I’m kind bothered by all of the lawns here. All of these people with their cars, pools, lawns, etc. are increasing the AZ humidity every year. [/cranky old man mode]
Damn kids, get off my rock lawn!
In other news …
I won my family’s “1st Annual Family Polevault Competition” yesterday.
Yea me! I received a tasty plate of chocolate brownies which I then shared with the other competitors.
Winning height was only 9 feet but hey, I hadn’t vaulted in ages much less been doing any training.
and yes, I am really soar today.
I’m happy that Arizona is hot, but humidity really causes me issues. I just get wiped out, then I need to get wrung out…
I used to take track in high-school, and one of my coaches was Coach Hysong. His son Nick took the gold in Pole Vault at the last Summer Olympics.
Weird world I suppose. I always thought Nick was a pain…
Researching Inversion Tables.
Way to go, justa J0e! My record is I think half a foot.
ditto: I did a quick read-through the other day and your explanation was fantastic. Amazingly better than the one the book offers. I should have free time Thursday to go back over the code and see if I grok it now. So expect an e-mail then. 🙂
Thanks again so much!
I’m still waiting for the “pole vault” innuendo jokes…….
Here at the Deadpan, we try to keep everything above the bar.
Should we have a Deadpan-a-thon where the best pole vault innuendo gets pancakes with Jack?
mmmm… I wouldn’t mind having my own vault of poles.
I’m so not funny.
I have a rock lawn in front and a large grassy area in the back.
Pancakes with Jack?
I wouldn’t know which one to put the syrup on first.
“I have a rock lawn in front and a large grassy area in the back.”
jJ… FYI – “Who died this week?” might just get some play on the next LLAP. Possibly.. really I can’t be sure.. I mean.. It’s not like people are dropping like flies or anything.
Maybe we should just pole vault onto a mat of fluffy pancakes. Hold the syrup.
The UK has been getting the wrong type of rain this week.
Van: Cheeseburger rain? That’s the worst.
Raining donkeys and asses? That’s the worst. 😉
CP: End of the Movie — Cake
don’t forget to put Kwhewlwhip on those pancakes!
Muffins and pole vaulting with kwhewlwhip?
Look, if we keep pole vaulting over muffins into pancakes, we’ll never get the kwhewlwhip out of the syrup long enough to launch innuendos into space so that Jack can judge which Panties to have breakfast with.
Sooo the Public Enemies flick wasn’t that bad, Depp outshone the batman guy, some of the dialogue was muffled near the beginning..but all in all worth checking out.
Van: I’m glad. I was getting a good vibe off the previews of that one. Of course, I’ll probably see the Harry Potter movie first…
I’m actually very excited about the Harry Potter movie. I have secured a babysitter so that Dan and I can see the midnight showing at the Cine Capri! Woot!
These people should not be teaching or dictating how science should be taught.
ditto: Yeah, I’ve been following that off and on for, well, it feels like forever. I wish we could outlaw stupid.
Michael Mann directed Public Enemies – – that’s why I’ll eventually see it. Not for the stars. Dillinger’s story is also a fairly interesting one.
Damn tumbleweeds, get off my lawn!
Now if Michael BAY had directed public Enemies …
Is it possible for Johnny Depp to explode? While Christian Bale walks away slo-mo?
Now, if Michael BAY had directed Southland Tales….
… the floating ice cream truck would have transformed into Christian Bale ?
The bird just makes this one. I laughed until I cried…
Video editing is *FTW.* What a fun night! Too bad it has to end. Good night, mush!
Why do taxi drivers insist on coming to the heavily boilted back door?
There are no euphemisms in this post.
Good Night, Pan.
Funny saying that right after Van says “Morning Pan”. Makes me think he’s in some other world, or possibly a different hemisphere…
I don’t put a knob of butter in my tea.
the innuendo’s I’ve walked into here are overwhelming! My brain is going to explode!
Tivo’d Warehouse 13 last night. Anyone here watch it? Any good?
Public Enemies is on our must see list. I LOVE Chicago gangsters! We’ve got ourselves set up for a stressful weekend coming up so I think we might make a Public Enemies viewing our weekend date night to have some mindless entertainment to break it up.
Harry Potter will also be a definite must see for us. Probably see it the week after it premieres. Next week is also a busy week.
Fighting a little insomnia this morning. I hate insomnia. Going to try to get back to sleep again now. Wish me luck.
good day panites
TIVO’d it, but haven’t watched yet. It seems of late I’ve really got to make an effort to watch something, unless it’s some sort of History/Travel/Discovery/Military channel type documentary that I can veg in front of for a while.
btw – Eureka returns this week. I will make the effort for that one.
I’m going to resist being pedantic about Dillinger and gangsters.
I’m going to Google “pendantic”.
Is that a supernatural affection for small details?
-n (spelling *fail*)
Huh, so geeks by default are mainly pedantic
Had another productive day yesterday. Basement (de)construction is now complete. Just have to put away the books in the guest room and we’re ready to face the public 🙂
FYI: There were 2,171 comments on the Deadpan board for the month of June. This was a 5% increase over the same period last year.
Way to go!!!! 😎
This conjures up a less than savoury image of TEB in a cheerleader outfit.
*searches furtively* Where did I put my pom poms?
I was never into cheerleading. I was always that geeky kid, with her nose in a book, that all the cool kids picked on 🙁
Save TEB, save the Deadpan.
W13 – TiVo’d also … don’t know when I shall watch it.
porns and poms look remarkably similar.
aaaaand on that note – off to get a haircut.
CP: I Shot The Sheriff (live) — Eric Clapton
so much more difficult then “shooting the sheriff dead”.
Good Morning, Pan!
May the rest of the day be in the afternoon!
Quote from the calendar on my desk:
“To suppose as we all suppose, that we could be rich and not behave as the rich behave, is like supposing that we could drink all day and stay sober.”
–Logan Pearsall Smith
I’m guessing NSFW:
But I think this raises the need for standards!
…ooo000(1): and no one ever asks the husband how he feels…
It’s not the same as playing them with MAME:
Has anybody given into temptation:
CP: Dead Souls — NIN
I must now scramble around for my remote and get the DVR set up.
I swoon for Eureka!
Good Morning, BTW, Pan.
So – I went to set up Eureka on my DVR, but my DVR is made of awesome and outsmarted me! It was already set from last season. “Record all first run episodes of this show” actually works! Yippity Skip! Friday just got better! Wheeeeee!!
So very few TV shows get me this excited. I truly enjoy this one!
And I’m back.
Van, When the new Sam & Max came out I they released the entire first season in a box shortly after it was done. I’ll probably wait and get Monkey Island the same way.
The wife says we can get an inversion table, provided I can find a place for it to fit in when not in use.
buy inversion table that folds flat
store in bedroom closet
Darn, my cute thingy didn’t do anything – I am lame and included it in tags
That should have been:
buy inversion table that folds flat
store in bedroom closet
Aw. Lejon. Your thingy is totally cute.
Cj: my wife says that same thing…
Ummmm yeah. . .
So anyway, I finally created the Survey Monkey page for the next DeadpanPalooza. The survey will close July 22,2009 at 11:45PM US MST – better hurry! If anyone talks to Dubshack, then tell him there’s no cheating allowed.
Your surveymonkey says:
Upgrade in Progress
We are currently in the process of performing emergency maintenance.
We should be finished very shortly. Thanks for your patience!
I don’t know what an inversion table is..must resist google.
Cool choices. Was a tough decision.
Oh and the survey monkey thingy is working.
Which TEB obviously now knows…groan.
It’s like a normal table Van, but upside down 😆
Ah well google I did go…so why on Earth would you want to emulate a bat?
Will it give you sonar too?
There’s a rather good ACC short…where a guy survives an accident. It’s only later as he starts to lose weight that they realise the accident has physically inverted him so he can no longer digest normal food.
Sonar would be cool for you and bloody annoying for everybody else.
I don’t think a bat’s sonar goes “ping”, Van 🙂
CP: Milktoast — Helmet
Hence the click TEB.
Hm, I didn’t even know they went click. I apologize profusely, Van
Van: reasons for my inversion include, but are not limited to:
1.) enjoy the blood rushing to my head, and find that I don’t get enough (please see recent nipples)
2.) That scene in the original Batman movie truly inspired
3.) I’m of the opinion that my overly compressed discs can be relieved through periodic reversal of “up” and “down” with respect to my feet.
T.E.B.: I believe you are correct. It would be more of a “screech”, although, a Ping would be much more cool.
CP: Lord Mr. Ford – Jerry Reed
Batman didn’t have an inversion table, he had cool boots that hooked onto a bar.
Do you get dizzy, LJ, when you get up too fast from being upside down?
T.E.B.: Yes, BM had the boots… which is why it was inspirational. Of course, for some reason, I can’t find the boots cheaper than a particular table, so I’m going table-ward.
T.E.B.: It’s so hard to tell, I’m dizzy a lot.
“He winked at me…” Lejon… “winked at me”
(And the real geeky person will know what that adjusted quote is from)
T.E.B.: I am ashamed to admit – I am not THE real geeky person. But, I am A geeky person – that counts for a door-prize or something, right?
The actual quote is “He winked at me. John Glen winked at me.”
wow. show notes. kinda startling actually.
According to the Hobbit name generator I’m Esmereldat Loamsdown
My hubby is Olo
In Elvish I’m AndÃºnÃ« AncalÃmon, hubby is FindecÃ¡no
RE: Deadpan on smartphones – my Tilt usually freaks out trying to load the page, but I can do the zooom way out and see the entire page thing if I use the SkyFire mobile browser (WinMobile). It does some sort of translation in the cloud and works quite well actually. But it is usually over kill too.
Re: bugs / mosquitoes in Manitoba. I used to live in Jacksonville, Florida where we had four different species of mosquitoes. Each on was attracted to and repelled by something different. Ugh. That sucked so bad. I’m getting itching remembering it and that was twenty years ago.
A ripoff of a MP sketch:
I misread JJ’s vault as a high jump and my eyes started boggling at the 9 ft part.
And really soar too. HA!
That’s EÃ¶l LúinwÃ« to you.
Think I prefer the hobbit name:
Grigory Tighfield of Tookbank
you need less saliva to pronounce that one.
Mosquitoes in Northern Canada are mean. I was camping in NWT. I woke up one morning to the sound of rain. It was the mosquitoes trying to get in. They laugh at 99% DEET.
Hobbit Name: Drogo Knotwise of Michel Delving
Elvish Name: Elrohir AncalimÃ«
And in a fowl move, I’ll twitter style and say
RT (at)ditto porns and poms look remarkably similar.
Elvish: CelebriÃ¤n SÃºrion
Hobbit: Orangeblossom Bracegirdle of Hardbottle
No, really… Orangeblossom? Bracegirdle? … sigh.. Hardbottle.
I smell good, I’m strong and contained, And apparently made of glass.
And if that strongest vagina story wasn’t odd enough, another “article” from the same site about a woman who is sick now because she got her virginity replaced six times….
Uh. Huh. *scratches head*
Van said something about needing more saliva. As much as I tried to behave myself and just surf past that comment.
I’m having a difficult time not remarking on it.
Lejon, I’ve seen the contraptions you can hang up in your doorframe for bat-like hanging. Might be an alternative?
She must be a popular girl that Tatiata Kozhevnikova.
Sancho Hamwich of Buckleberry Fern ? Am I a hobbit originally from Tijuana??
FinwÃ« Elensar ? Am I an elvish guitarist in some Swedish Death Metal band??
Hobbit: Dimple Grubb
Elv: FÃ«anÃ¡ro AnwarÃ¼nya
I think I like the unpronouncable one better. Feanaro Anwarunya.
I used a pair of those clamp boots a few years back and that was the most awesome feeling as my back muscles slowly relaxed and each jerk/pop as my spine realigned itself.
But it was always terrifying to get down again.
CP: Winter — Tori Amos
CP: Immigrant Song — Led Zeppelin
So, I am making a roast in the crock pot today and it’s smothered in garlic, of course. I put some carrots around it and they are now just crispy, warm, and soaked in garlic. I can’t stop eating the carrots out of the pot. They are way too yummy.
Looks like we’ll be having a carrot-free roast for dinner.
jackmangan: Actually looked into the hanging door contraptions, they are quite cheap, but require the afore mentioned expensive “gravity” boots.
I’m leaning toward the inversion table anyway, as I am having a minor problem visualizing myself hoisting my fat ass into position and back down again…
Cj’s roast description caused a Bugs Bunny cartoon flashback.
ZP ain’t afraid of no ghost:
I’m finding the Mastersystem version of Bank Panic to be strangely entrancing.
My hubby is trying to convince me the mailman is dead because we haven’t had mail foe two days and his Guitar World magazine is late. I personally have my doubts.
I get that way with Interzone, it pees off the Newsagent.
So. I always try to watch the ZP videos that Van links to in the hopes that I’ll suddenly understand what the guy is saying. He talks really fast and uses a bunch of swear words which does make me giggle ultimately.
Something shaken up a dogs arse? What?
Dan rented that game recently and took it back this morning saying, as he walked out the door, “I have to return this and I didn’t even have time to play it.”
I do remember it being on the screen at one point and all of the Ghostbusters looking like the guys in the movie and hearing Annie Potts talking in her sexy yet kinda whiny voice.
Yeah, there’s nothing worse than a peed off news agent 🙂
I think I’ve seen the MP version of TEB’s situation. A quick check of her attic would find it full of the previous mailmen.
I think I am really going to enjoy this “iTV” app that let’s me remotely schedule TiVo recordings with my iTouch.
I can’t look at the zp videos on my touch. I usually have to wait until I’m near a computer.
just tried to “touch” ZP but it wouldn’t play. 🙁
It won’t, no flash content on mobile safari.
One suggestion why Apple is dragging it’s feet on flash is that it’s concerned that if people can play all the freebie flash games out there then the app store will take a big hit.
Well a quick go on on Bank Panic and then time for zzzzzz.
Off to my Violin Lesson
C U Later, Pan!
The had to put down another horse at the Stampede yesterday. You just can’t have a Stampede without killing a few horses.
Oscar Mayer died
CW: the cartoon network. I forgot just how inane the smurfs were.
Alright, AZ panites, I have a friend in need of a recommendation:
“Can anyone suggest a good but nonstuffy place to get a good b-day dinner in phoenix? Maybe french or steaks or seafood?”
Everybody seems to like Smugglers but I prefer Caesar’s when it comes to steak. Not that that means anything to anybody not in Calgary. 😆
My favorite place is Melting Pot – it’s fondue. I don’t know if you’d call that stuffy… I call it pricey. The one in Scottsdale is better than the one in Chandler. I’ve been to both and confirm this personally: http://www.meltingpot.com/
For steak I absolutely recommend Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse. Totally worth the drive. If you wear a tie, they cut it off and if you order your meat well done, they bring you a boot. All gimmicks asides, the food is outstanding and it’s really fun. http://www.pppatio.com/home/default.asp
I know both are in Scottsdale and you said Phoenix, but I don’t venture into the actual City of Phoenix very often. I was born and raised in Scottsdale.
McGrath’s Fish House (I’ve only been to the one in Mesa) is yummy and the service has always been good. I’ve been there with a group and they were awesome. There is one in Phoenix somewhere. http://www.mcgrathsfishhouse.com
I also love the White Chocolate Grill – it’s more of a date restaurant in my opinion, intimate, but not stuffy. Yummy desserts. http://www.whitechocolategrill.com/
I think I’m done now. I’m going to go eat a fudgesicle.
I love southwest and Mexican food and for that, nothing beats Barrio Cafe in Phoenix. http://www.barriocafe.com/
I also really like the prime rib and spinach dip at Houston’s. Although Houston’s is somewhat of a chain,but good none the less.
Being from KC, I’m a snob when it comes to BBQ. Probably the best BBQ in the Phoenix area is “Thee Pits Again.” http://www.theepittsagain.com/
Hey it was featured in “Diners, Drive Inns and Dives.”
Thanks for the feedback. I’ve passed the comments along to my friend.
Sorry I disappeared so soon after first appearing. My son showed up for a few days and I was busy driving him back and forth from Orlando to Jacksonville. Got up at 4:45 this morning to get him to the Jacksonville airport by 5:15, then drove home and worked a 10 hour day. You would think that at 1:22am EST I would be shot, but I’m not that bad.
Jack: What happened to War of the Worlds the Musical? Weren’t you the one to suggest it in the first place? Damn.
Lejon: Please let us know how the inversion table works. My wife has a herniated disk and it would be good to know if it will help.
Hobbit name: Dimple Underhill of Frogmorton
Elvish name: FÃ«anÃ¡ro TelemmaitÃ«
I like the hobbit name better.
TEB: I’m actually quite surprised to find out that Oscar Mayer was not only a real person, but actually still alive in the first place. Go figure.
Good night Pan.
UsedHair – I’d actually never heard of the War of the Worlds musical — that was Vanamonde’s suggestion.
I’m game, it had simply slipped my mind when I wrote up the SurveyMonkey page. There is an option for write-in votes, though.
UsedHair: I’ll be happy to relay my experiences with personal inversion, at the same time, your wife might want to consult a physician about doing it herself. A herniated disk is different from my condition and no joking matter. I’ve known a few people with them. I wouldn’t want to say “Yeah, the table’s great” then have her end up in worse shape.
Of course, I will still try it out, and if it works for me, I’ll say so.
Morning Pan, let the F5 tango begin.
I just went to deadpan.com on accident and was horrified when [waves hands at walls] this didn’t show up.
And because I keep forgeting, hullllllo UsedHair.
Just stayed up waaaay to late watching Warehouse 13.
IMHO It is a “could be ” show.
Could be good … or it could be complete crap.
It is a “re-tooling” of the “Friday the 13th “TV show but I’ve always liked that premise and the characters are fun … but I wasn’t completely hooked.
“Time will tell” I guess. I’ll give it 2 more episodes to make it’s case.