Time marches on.
It’s so clean an shiny on this new page. I’m not sure how I feel about that.
Shit. Missed the new page again and left some replies on the old page. I’m here now. Let’s get this party started.
So my flights and hotel are booked. I’m coming to the Mmmmeeeeeeeeeeetup this time.
But the first rule of a meetup is we don’t discuss Bladerunner.
Me too… for flight and hotel. I’m ok with talking about Bladerunner 😉
How about unicorns?
Now I have this song stuck in my head again
Unicorns don’t exist.
Next you will tell me that there are no pegasii either.
Strangest this is that Van and I did talk Bladerunner for the Palooza. Guess it was so traumatic he’s afraid it will cause flashbacks.
And btw – – woot TRA! It will be good to see you again.
wow. New page
Today’s spam mail subject: This is Elaine from Shanghai
Holy shit, Judgement Day is here. IT IS HERE
Thats what all humans say before theyre terminated!!!@!
Was it Mega Maid?
Gone from suck to blow…
TRA: I’m impressed with your goodreads list! One of your books, This Bridge We Call Home, has a piece by Sly B in iit
Kick ass Sly!
I have a goodreads list? I think I’m being confused with someone else. I’ve never read This Bridge We Call Home. Now that I know it’s got something by Sly B in it, I might have to rectify that.
Ok , that makes more sense. Different Jessie!
I don’t have a specific list on goodreads, but in case anyone is interested, recent (for me anyway) good reads have been This Is How Music Works by David Byrne, The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick, Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk, and I’m currently reading Junky by William S. Burroughs.
You’ve been felling edgy and distrustful lately, haven’t you?
Did you know that Better Than Ezra covered James’s “Laid”? Talk about your double flash backs.
I’m more amazed that James is still around.
Not a huge fan but thats some staying power
Me neither, but one of their recent songs is really good.
Love the original. . . BTE were always hit-or-miss for me, but I think they could handle this cover. Will check it out. 🙂
Van, Sleater-Kinney is playing in Newcastle on Feb 20!
But all those teenagers!!!
Ha! You mean all those mid 30 – 40 year olds
Saved from that hell by it not being Newcastle and being sold out.
VanSleater-Kinney … not as good since Sammy Hagar the Horrible.
This Hagar is more fun:
Had a Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat tonight. Wow, that went smoothly, refreshingly, and quickly.
I have to admit No.26 made me laugh:
I am the posting thief! Bwa, ha, ha, ha, ha :devil:
John Stewart on Brian Williams –
“Finally SOMEONE is being held to account for misleading America about the Iraq war.”
“Never again,” he added dramatically, “will Brian Williams mislead this great nation about being shot at in a war we probably wouldn’t have ended up in, if the media had applied this level of scrutiny to the actual (bleep) war.”
Jon will be missed. He was giving us a voice to what some of were already thinking.
He is one of the few voices receiving even a moderate amount of coverage, who was standing ready to call politicians, celebrities, the rich and even the media itself out for their BS.
Given how willing folks like Fox are to lie on a regular basis WITH him calling them out … I fear the BS dials will be set to “11” after he departs, issuing forth a tsunami of BS the likes that the world has never seen.
Who is taking over in his place?
That’s still a bit away… so unknown currently
Morning Pan! 😎
I REALLY fucking hate people.
Ed, Linkdin is telling me to congratulate you.
CP: Don’t Get Yourself In Trouble (live) — BTO
I hate the “wild west” that is Java development.
My son has taken a keen interest in programming. We bought him a ton of books for Christmas and he was really stoked about learning Java. That has since cooled and now he is singing the praises of Python. No sure if that means anything.
It means he has good taste. 😀
More seriously, both are good languages, though I prefer Python for certain reasons. It’s the mentality of the Java community as a whole that I dislike. There are certain attitudes that are very frustrating.
I hope your son enjoys Python. He should learn all he can, especially good practices, before learning a new language. And learning multiple languages is absolutely essential nowadays. First, it should dispell the “this language is best” nonesense. Second, it will help him pick up new languages easier. Knowing a language is less important than knowing how to solve problems in any language.
He should really start with Fortran ’77.
Let he never be confused with Roscoe P.
Looks like the current books version of Humble Bundle should be great for your son.
A cute comic to make you smile
Boredom falls down from a cloudy sky.
Make it rain
Anyone got a big soft hammer?
Got a divine hammer…
It only takes one if you’re using it correctly
I bet you say that to all the girls. Especially those with green eyes
“I shall mawy bof women”
Hammers are only soft until you get them wet.
I don’t know what this means, but I like the sound of it…
I do have a Hammer, but sadly, U can’t touch this.
But does Pixie get it wet for you?
But your music hits me so hard….
I never get to touch
Pixie was just telling me about this.
Blacked out again last night, looking like I’ve had a fight with Mike Tyson (gash on bridge of nose).
Van!? Do you know what’s causing this?
How much of your ear is missing?
Joking aside, hope you can get that sorted out.
Nope, no explanation, will go and see what the Doc says.
See that, Lo declared it. It must be so. right?
I’m full of worry. Let us know what the doc says, please.
What everybody else said. Please look after yourself *hugs*
Won’t be till Monday, I’m not at home.
You could beat Mike Tyson, Van. Please keep us posted and take care of yourself in the meantime.
Did you know children spelled backwards is nerd lihc?
Close to “Nerd Lich”, which would be an awesome band name.
nerd lihc of the nroc
I’m fighting the sleepies hard today.
Crap joke for the day:
A drunk gets up from the bar and heads for the bathroom. A few minutes later, a loud, blood curdling scream is heard coming from the bathroom. A few minutes after that, another loud scream reverberates through the bar. The bartender goes into the bathroom to investigate why the drunk is screaming.”What’s all the screaming about in there?” he yells. “You’re scaring my customers!”..”I’m just sitting here on the toilet,” slurs the drunk, “and every time I try to flush, something comes up and squeezes the hell out of my nuts.The bartender opens the door, looks in, and says,”You idiot! You’re sitting on the mop bucket!”
Well that might explain a few more things about last night 🙂
Stanley Spadowski approved.
Van, are you getting enough calories?
Over that last few days certainly Essbee.
Thus endeth my diagnosis…
The first time it happened, it was blamed on me not eating enough.
The second time it happened, it was blamed on me eating too much.
The third time they admitted not to have a clue.
Okay, based on what others have told me in similar situations, things to consider: blood pressure, food allergy or O2 levels?
… or perhaps all that intravenous Heroin you’ve been doing.
Those damn fish!
One word. Carotids.
Isn’t that the thing George Lucas made up to “explain” the Force ?
I hear you, convincing the doc that I need them checked is another matter.
Oh and to answer C’s statements:
I am staying at a friends so my diet is a bit different.
BP was fine when recorded after the collapses happened.
Fade to Grey:
In 4 hours, Sleater-Kinney!!
Not that you’re counting or anything
Im so exhausted, I posted this post on the wrong episode.
Who else is exhausted?!
When you’ve exhausted your patients, do they let you go home?
In my new line of work, exhausted my patients, kinda equals death to patient.
I don’t even have the energy to type my full resp
Good film! Oh wait..
Oh Iceland I think I love you:
Holy perfect country, Batman! Well, minus the super high suicide rate
Jail is too good for ’em. Throw ’em into Mt. Krejykkavvkikkaikeiklebjork.
This morning hubby woke up and said he dreamt we had a power outage. The radio just said there was currently a power outage at the other end of town. How strange is that?
I know we have some music snobs in the Deadpan 😉 so I wanted to make sure it’s ok that I like Imagine Dragon’s puppet song?
Dont ever ask permission to like something.
No one who likes any Ramones song can get too snooty about music. Like Lo Pan said – – like what you like.
I was just kidding.
But now I guess it’s ok to tell you I actually like Nickleback… (really, I kind of do.)
Off to the snowy wastes with you!
Oh, you are already there..,
It’s never ok to say you like Nickelback. 😉
As for ID, they’re well-liked by my kids. I’ve heard a bit of their music, but only “Radioactive” has made an impact. I actually prefer Weird Al’s parody musically, because he doesn’t sing it like a hardass.
But Jack, does WA have puppets in his video? That’s what drew me to this song. :cheerful:
Joe took his blind date to the carnival. “What would you like to do first, Kim?” asked Joe.I want to get weighed,” she said. They ambled over to the weight guesser. He guessed 120 pounds. She got on the scale; it read 117 and she won a prize.Next, the couple went on the Ferris Wheel. When the ride was over, Joe again asked Kim what she would like to do. “I want to get weighed,” she said. Back to the weight guesser they went. Since they had been there before, he guessed her correct weight, and Joe lost his dollar.The couple walked around the carnival and again he asked where to next. “I want to get weighed,” she responded. By this time, Joe figured she was really weird and took her home early, dropping her off with a handshake.Her roommate, Laura, asked her about the blind date, “How’d it go?”Kim responded, “Oh, Waura, it was wousy.”
Oh Good Word…
Speaking of music! Great S-K show last night!!
Face melted, ears pummeled.
Children wake up!
Hold your mistake up,
Before they turn the summer into dust.
Only 6 more days until Season 3 of Vikings
Oh yeah. Happy Friday the 13th all. :devil:
Any Friday is a good one.
Loverboy might disagree.
Robert Smith thinks he’s in love
David Byrne knows hes not
10cc would agree.
You get me…
Better than Monday the 14th.
That’s it. I’m done work for the day! Long weekend this weekend. Woo Hoo!
I laughed WAY too hard
I have officially scheduled the vacation days that I know for sure I’m taking this year, one of which is Saturday, May 16. I will probably arrive sometime Saturday morning during the MMMMMeetup. I will book my flight and hotel soon.
I want to wish a burning VD to everyone!
At least share the meds too 😮
Why did SpiderMan fail his driving test?
Punt to come in a separate post)
Because his film franchise took a seriously wrong turn?
CW: episode 6 of Agent Carter
You don’t fool me Marvel with that dodgy Russian accent the bad guy is still a Brit!
The “Gam Gam” line had me rolling
PS: This episode kicked fucking balls
…’cuz he was a bad Parker.
(Joke contribution by Miss S. Mangan)
Who knew that the movie, Clue, had three different endings during its theatrical release back in 1985? And which ending did you see in the theatre! A, B, or C?
Yeah, I remember that. I don’t remember which ending is which.
I actually think I saw all three.
When the show seemed to end there was a voice over that said something like, “That’s how it could have happened, but here is REALLY what happened.”
Then there was an alternate ending and they did a similar thing again for a third ending.
I could be wrong.
I remember the same
In Clue’s theatrical release, each theater only had one ending (A, B or C). It was the beauty of pre-internet promotional capabilities. Unfortunately, I never saw it in the theaters. Once it hit home video (and later DVD) it had all three endings with text in between each one that said “That’s how it could have happened, but here is REALLY what happened.” or some such thing.
Watched “John Wick” tonight. Fun movie. Probably the most emotion I’ve ever seen from Keanu. 🙂
Whoa. That is a damn fun movie.
I finally watched “A Knights Tale” last night.
I thought it was fun.
So there is this:
And it’s RIP to Space Ghost, Powdered Toast Man, The Blue Falcon, and a great announcer.
Such a voice from all of our childhoods.
Saw “Lucy” tonight. What a terrible movie.
Thought it was ok, but terribly silly in a non fun way and they had a cheek to use the old myth about using only 10% of our brains.
“terribly silly in a non fun way” kind of says it all, doesn’t it? Especially the non-fun part.
I could get past some of the pseudo-science, but it rams it down your throat for the whole movie. If there was something more than pretty visuals, I might have enjoyed it more, but this is really an “all style no substance” movie, and I wasn’t impressed with the style.
I re-watched The 5th Element.
Yeah. I need to watch that again. 🙂
Milla’s best role. And outfit.
Chris Tucker’s best role. And outfit.
Tricky’s best role.
This would be a great Palooza-fare.
Count me in!
Leeloo Dallas multipass
Now the Crimson Peak trailer is promising:
Well off to the Doctors in the hope of some explanation.
I hope they discover a new superpower 😉
Yes! I vote for superpower!
Hopefully you will use it for good … or at least dramatic irony.
..and again no explanations.
Weird, sideways related note –
I dreamed last night that I was in southern England visiting someone, don’t know who, and I was trying to find out how to get north (I had no car) to try and visit Van. Oh, I was also trying to figure out how to contact him.
Sorry to hear that, Van. I know that has to be frustrating.
You actually may have to pass out in a crowded square
Speaking of medical news.
My Dad had a pacemaker installed last Thursday.
After his near death, brain bleed at Christmas (turns out not related to his fall but to the blood thinner his cardiologist had him on … google “Xarelto”) my mum and dad switched to a new cardiologist who had then both wearing these sensors and monitoring their hearts around the clock. They each had this iPod like device they carried around and it recorded their heart activity.
ANYWAY … after a week my dad went in and they looked over his data and saw that his heart had long periods of afib often followed by his heart just STOPPING. They showed him one instance where it stopped for 4 seconds.
So they put a pace maker in the next day and he feels (and LOOKS) much better. Having a constantly functioning heart is NOT over-rated.
Oh … and neither is cool modern tech and doctors who take a keen interest in your welfare.
Now we have to get my mum over the flu.
yay for science and family doing better.
Good news, Joe. We are happy for you and your family. 🙂
ditto in a round hole.
Wait, what was the original conversation about?
Seriously. Good news, J0e.
Glad to hear, J0e.
CP: Bank Job — Barenaked Ladies
The comics, the game, or something else? 🙂
TEB tearing it up last week in Fantasy Hockey
Yup, I’ve got 8th place locked up 😉
It’s free for a week:
Did you tell your doc the magical word?
Carotid. . .
Yup, she didn’t think it was that.
…and it’s goodbye to Dracula:
Holy crap. A Lego Helicarrier!
Sweet gorgeous christ
Raise your toast
89. Good life. Did not know he was the papa of Nutella
A long, delicious, sweet, mildly nutty life.
Read down if you are perplexed by the area names:
I was very surprised with how much I enjoyed Constantine. Hopefully it gets renewed or finds a new home.
We’ve only watched the first half of the season but are quite enjoying it as well.
I enjoyed the first season as well
Haven’t watched the last two episode, but have enjoyed what I did watch.
Several ski resorts in the area are closing early due to lack of snow. I know a number of people who are rather upset about this. However, as someone who refuses to fall down a hill with sticks tied to my feet, I am happy with with warmer than average weather we have been having.
Van, can you explain Pancake Day?
I could but Wikipedia explains it far better:
More proof that the only way to make your computer secure is to never hook it up to the Internet and to never turn it on.
But you’ll miss the porn.
I get my porn from the J.C. Penny catalog like any growing boy does
Don’t leave us Lo. Who would keep Van on his toes?
From what I hear lately no one can…
CW: Better Call Saul E3
I’m enjoying this series, even though I’m not keen on the Saul character.
I have no way to watch this until it comes out on Netflix eventually. Boo!
Is that sarcasm? It’s out on Netflix.
Or do you mean you want to wait till all this season’s episodes are out.
It’s not on instant watch for Netflix in the states. The discs are understandably not out until the season is complete.
Aha! Netflix is streaming only in the UK.
How the fuck does your Netflix stream a show in progress?
I press the play button.
Not that kind of button.
But I lost my J.C. Penny catalog
Better raid your son’s stash.
The girls of the monthly LEGO Club Magazine don’t have the same appeal.
Without spoilers – – I’d have been more interested in the continuing adventures of Gus Fring.
I hope he comes back at some point in the new series.
I for one, am keen on the Saul character.
Very much enjoying. I TiVo’d it and watched the first 3 episodes over two nights.
After all these years I just learned that Nirvana’s original name was…Skid Row.
Ironically in 1993 Skid Row asked Nirvana to go on tour with them….
Mind pretty well blown.
Performing their smash hits
“Smells Like Youth Gone Wild”
“I Nevermind You”
“18 and Lithium”!
I love this. Let’s continue…
“Wasted on a Plain”
“Drain the Fuck Out”
and for the first time
“Slave to the Pennyroyal Tea”
They should have just been called “Skid Grohl.”
You. Fucking. Win.
No, I get the silver. “Slave to Pennyroyal Tea” gets the gold.
Sebastian in the Way.
CW: latest Shameless.
This episode would possibly be so much shorter if they tried ‘findmyiphone’ first.
Is anyone getting Exploding Kittens? I’d like a review when it’s out if you are.
Apparently, Charlie the (former) Beer Guy and his kids played it in beta on the Jonathan Coulton Cruise this past month, and greatly enjoyed it.
Haven’t played it but I’d go to Boardgamegeek.com if you want to know more about it
CP: Cutting It Fine — Asia
Well, will you look at the time…
It’s time to find out about The Frankenstein Theory…
This documentary was filmed in 2012. Let’s see if it does indeed salvage the academic reputation, and family name of Jonathan Venkenheim
He has wolten’s letters proving Frankenstein’s existence
Film makes should keep their eyes on th road
The illuminati were behind Frankenstein’s monster
I’m not so sure about this:
He has a photo?
In search of Frankenstein
“This is not going to end well…”
They have a police sketch
They are going to meet a survivor
Fuck you, Mike?????
Kicking it with Frankenstein
Saved by Igor.
There was no Igor in the book
Darn, I thought Young Frankenstein was a faithful adaption..
Clarence is sorry
It’s cold in the North West Territories
Don’t piss off the guide
He wants to see nothing
End of the road
Aw. Poor puppies
Eric’s always fine
It’s a yurt
Do you want to see my map?
Time for a swig
He wants to bag himself a Frankenstein
Polar bear stories
Nature doesn’t forgive
The wolves are scared
Famous last words: don’t worry about them. They will be fine
A goddamn bloody dead Carl
Day two in a yurt
He wants them to leave
Luke is missing
Brian is dead
The yurt has been invaded
He said, don’t run
He was wrong
She doesn’t yurt no more
Another meh film in the books
Ok, I laughed, especially at the ‘cat’ one:
Clever clever… the Lionel Richie gets me every time
SO there’s this
And there’s this 🙂
I guess this is growing up.
Yes autocorrect, Jack Manganese never gets old…
I should call myself Jack Mn.
Jack Montana? Are you related to Joe or Hannah?
Just in case you haven’t seen Sprint’s new commercial.
Yep. They use that song as the core of the commercial.
The new CEO has some interesting ideas.
Great. Now I’m going to have that song playing in my head all day.
That’s what they say in the commercial too. 🙂
And just because you probably didn’t know it existed, I give you the Internet Movie *Firearm* Database entry for John Wick.
If you can think of it, it is probably on the Internet already.
Another hubbiless evening in store for the bunny.
I’m playing the world’s smallest violin here :-p
I love you.
Awwww. Lo Pan loves me :cheerful:
Does Dani know?
Great now I’m caught between a Bunny and a Van place
There are worse sandwiches out there
Shaun the Sheep (The Movie!!!) was fun.
Oh I thought you were singing a Stevie Nicks song..
Angry EssBee! Stand Back!
(I like Stevie, for the record)
Well good goose on a stick, this podcast is still around!
Mr. Mangan, if I didnt know any better I’d say you were the poor man’s Marc Maron. LOL2
Nearly 9 years on this site? Sugar crispy heaven, that’s quite the feat! In fact when you started this whole wangle dangle, there were no such things as the Marvel movies, nor Mylie Cyrus, and Lost was in its second season! Crazy cramming loner noggins! What a world its become! LOL3
Jippy Jye yi yo! Here’s to 9 more years!
Wow – – a Klecko spotting.
LOL46 it’s ben too long, Mr. Mangan. I had forgotten about your preeminent site until I cleaned up my Netscape cookies! Good groovy!
Not to be confused with Coleco. 😉
LOL1!!! Spot on, dotto!
CP: The Terror of Tinytown — Jello Biafra And The Guantanamo School Of Medicine
This is great
You steal my icon I steal your link!
Well gollywonkers. SMH1
This is great!
Hey! WTF, Jon! Stop stealing my icons. Ass!
Jeepers! LOL1. Sorry La Pon! What a coincidence! LOL2
Indeed, Klecko and Lo.
New Seuss is great, wouldn’t you know?
My kids are older, but perhaps they’ll still read it,
With glorfthats, and Bzeezils, and Skompbunger’s Zeedits.
goddammit you win!
I dunno, Dr. Seuss parody is pretty easy.
Like learning to play the Finbang-Windago-McBleazy.
So the Stone Temple Bennington’s are playing here in April at a mid-size venue for 11$.
Either it’s “look how the mighty have fallen” or “hey look at them get a fresh start”. I… I dont know which
Flogging Molly is having a concert here in June. They haven’t listed ticket prices yet, but in the past this venue has charged $10 at the door or provided free concerts.
Right but Flogging Molly (while great) has never been nationally huge like STP was.
Jim and Jackson I agree!!! Come ON!
I think my brain might have imploded. Or combusted.
Dear People Congregated Outside My Office: I am so close to punching you in your necks.
Holy shit that happens here too! Our office door must literally have a sign that says “Here. Stand and Talk as Loud as Possible”
Knuckledusters are a gift that keeps on giving.
Vanamound Im not sue I understand.
We have cubicles and people that think they can’t be heard when they’re standing in the makeshift hallway despite there being no real walls. I’ve heard conversations about private psychological and health matters that I probably should not have.
I had to share because this made me laugh. This is from The Martian by Andy Weir.
“Also please, watch your language. Everything you type is being broadcast live all over the world. WATNEY: Look! A pair of boobs! -> (.Y.)”
Also too, if I was the king, I would ban the following on penalty of death:
“Preso” as in ”please proof my preso for the meeting”
“Convo” as in ” I wanted to loop you into this convo I’ve been having with the customer”
These are NOT words.
LOL4 No they sprinkin flappy doo arent!
Do you work in a factory that makes douches? Do the people saying “preso” and “convo” also wear Ed Hardy shirts and talk about gettin “za” for lunch and whether or not they would “tap dat”?
CP: Cavity Search — Weird Al
LOL2, no tnank you dotto!
What did I JUST tell EssBee???
Dont encourage him…
Can’t touché this! 😉
Flim flam flim I sure am a him! LOL1
dotto is that katakana?
No. I’m just happy to see you. 😉
*sigh* I miss Jack’s music
Golly. Thanks, Cynful.
True facts: Before the latest actual life blow-up, I’d been mulling a project which would have involved music history, and possibly my own.
True fact2: Actual life will probably not give me the time and headspace to do this, but it’s a nice daydream.
Well if True Life lets up, I would be willing to listen if not help.
(Unless you meant Jack White, Jack Johnson, Michael Jackson, Jack Frost of Savatage, Wolfman Jack, or Jacko the Australian battery spokesman. In which case, I’m embarrassed and you should never mind the above post.)
No I meant yours, or else I would have clarified. Went back and listened to an old episode and felt nostalgic.
Did you just break out Jacko???
Cuz he’s TNT!
Peaches and jam! I’d be all in for a new Mr. Magnan music mayhem! LOL1 now that’s alliteration
I need a beer
Have one for me too.
“Was it a Lie” by SLeater-Kinney is, bar none, the greatest song ever written comparing a girl getting hit by a train to women’s rights.
Ha! And All Hands on the Bad One is the best album from 2000. BAR NONE.
You may very well be correct on that one!!! I will say that Outcast’s ‘Stankonia’ and the Deltron 3030 record are both close in excellence.
Looking at 2000, it seemed to be a really good year for alt-hip-hop and not great for rock.
Mer De Noms
Oh snap. Thats a gooood one. Look how late I am in reply!
This might be one of the few reasons I would visit LA
Renovations have started, chaos has begun.
How’re you feeling?
That there’s a disaster waiting to happen.
Half expect to get back tonight to find the place has been burgled.
Positivity, man! Positivity!
You come out with that after meeting me..,Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!
Well jiminy, I think you’re swell Vanmanond!
Hmm, if this keep up, I’m going to have to start running this page through Google Translate. But, who knows what horrors might actually emerge out the other end of that one.
Other end? LOL1 Ed form Texas!
Does Google offer a “Transmogrify” option?
Well my iPhone case may be good at picking up dust better than a hoover, but at least it was good enough to protect the edges of the phone when I dropped it.
Now if we can make a full size body case for you…
Imagines Van as the Michelin man
My youth is all coming back to me.
Well at least she didn’t compare you to the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. We all know how that turned out. 😉
Thoughts on co-workers congregating outside your office …
Call your office phone from your cell phone. When your office phone rings, pick it up and in LOUD PHONE TALKER VOICE say, “OH HI. YES. UH HUH. UH HUH. YES. NO. NO. JUST A SECOND, I’LL CHECK …”
Put the phone down, walk to the door and look at the murder of coworkers (or what ever you call a congregating mass of office workers). Make eye contact with one or two then quickly back to the phone where you say their names very loudly.
“BOB. SALLY. FONTENELLE. A FEW OTHERS. NO. JUST TALKING. A WHILE. NO. YES. YES. OKAY. GOOD BYE.”
Then hang up the phone.
At that point hopefully, they decide it would be best to find a desk somewhere. If they ask who that was you respond “I really couldn’t say.” then grimace and shake your head “no”. Like you’re trying to say something without saying anything.
Ah, sometimes I miss those corporate days. Not much though. Mostly just the hijinks.
This is what makes the days go by. Stuff like this…
I am officially the father of a teenage daughter. So Ive joined THAT group…
So you’re getting the eye rolling and the feeling you’ve said something stupid?
Please tell me she hasn’t moved to the staying out all night or sneaking out of the house stage yet.
Oh Ive gotten that for YEARS!!
And no, shes really not that kind of girl… yet.
Positivity man, positivity…
No duh!! God!!
I’LL DO IT LATER OK!!!!! GOD!!!
Such a cool kid!
Shiver me timbers!! That’s my favorite song on the new album.
I’m embarrassed to say that’s the first Sleater-Kinney song I think I’ve listened to. Took Bob’s Burgers to get me there. I’ll follow that show anywhere.
CP: Don’t Pass Me By — The Beatles
Crap joke from Twitter:
@CoreyJBrewer: a joke I made in a dream last night:
What do you call it when someone throws a copy of Canterbury Tales at you?
A flying Chaucer attack.
Thoughtful…funny…intelligent… this CANT be you, Van
HA! That came off well terrible didnt it!
That’s what she said? 😉
Like water off a duck’s back.
Quack for me…
You’ll have to listen for the echo very carefully.
They always look a bit long in the tooth to me.
Why has no one ever miniaturized narwhals for home aquariums? Seriously, can someone get on that?
I would purchase a Narsmal in a second
But wouldn’t they damage the glass with their tiny horns?
Good gravity! Vanmanoude really gets picked on here! LOL SHM
He asked for it with those jokes of his!
Motherfucker. That is all.
Expand if desired
CP: Atomic — Blondie
I can’t believe Fox is actually going to do a Lucifer TV show.
As Van would say… “hmmmmmmm”
I never have watched the show, but figured someone here would want to know
So, we went tonight to the Potted Potter show. My daughter wore her Hermione getup and got picked to go onstage for Quidditch. My fiance nearly bowled over a young child to score a goal for Gryffindor.
Even without all that, the show was full of laughs. Highly recommended. Thanks, Desert Pixie. 🙂
Now it’s off to visit my dad.
Be safe. You’ll be in my thoughts
What everybody else said. *hugs*
People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones:
Today’s schedule, in no particular order:
Get libations and snacks for guests tomorrow
The temperature has warmed up from 1F to 2F.
Its a start?
Ha! for a change, we’re actually warmer than you.
So far this morning I’ve:
Cleaned the Washroom
Threw a load of laundry in.
Now it’s cookie making time. :cheerful:
Ok, cookies are on the counter cooling. Now to get a bit of work done before I have to sneak out again.
Missin’ Mr. Mangan.
Can I hug jack too?
He would really like that.
Definitely a SRV day
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Thank goodness you didn’t mean “Scaly Reptilian Vagina.”
Or even “Spreadable Repulsive Vegemite.”
My TLAs tend to be business or music related, but yes 🙂 I’m glad I didn’t mean either of those
I didn’t really know who Harris Wittels was except through the shows he worked on, but damn. RIP. Addiction steals another one.
Fucking just read that. 30?! Talented as hell too.
CP: Snoop Doggy Dogg – Snoop’s Upside Ya Head
It’s snowing. Go figure.
You shouldn’t have mentioned being warmer than Where Jack is at.
At just above the freezing mark, It’s still quite nice. It’s just snowing too.
Oh, we have snow coming tomorrow.
How long has it been since you’ve experienced snow Jack?
We do too! 10-24inches. How big is your snow, baby?
Only 3 inches tomorrow. Just enough to cause serious frustration.
‘Enough to make things worse’ snow is actually worse than being snowed in.
We’re expecting sleet, ice and a little snow. Just enough to cause problems.
Today picked up a collection of all ACC’s previously published short stories for kindle.
Reading the early stories with slide rules and rocket societies reaching Mars..how quaint.
Van (and other Sci-fi readers), have we ever talked “Songs of Distant Earth”? Is the short story in that collection?
ACC has called the novel-length version his fave of his own works. I read it 10 years ago and barely remember it now, but I do highly recommend the Mike Oldfield album of the same name, based on the book.
I vaguely recall a conversation but if so its been years
I love the album. I honestly can’t remember much from the story. I should reread it.
Yup that short story is there, I still have the novel somewhere.
LOL QUaint indeed, Vanmamnode! LOL2. The American College of Cardiology surely dang did have some oofy goofy ideas@!
So – – I appreciate all of the support, and I know folks are probably wondering. . .
Last week, my dad was telling stories and able to laugh, today he’s mostly unresponsive and clearly not doing well. I’m glad I made the trip, but I wish I’d come sooner.
Really sorry man. Thanks for the info, tho. Just know that you getting there and seeing him at all it the closest thing to what Ill call a blessing. Even if you wanted to get there sooner.
In our thoughts, man
That sux Jack.You’re in my thoughts too.
Heart is with you Jack. We’re here for you when you need us
Oh Jack *hugs* Add my heartfelt thoughts to everybody else’s
About 10 years ago, I went through this when my dad was dying of cancer. It sucks. No matter what, it is extremely hard to let go of a parent, regardless of the circumstances. Just be glad you get to spend some additional time with your dad.
We are always here for you.
No words man. I have been so close to this in the past weeks.
I don’t know what is supposed to get any of us through this.
Clearly people find a way to deal but …
I feel for you so much.
The others have said it better, life just sucks at times.
Thanks, everyone. I know some of you have been through this with your own parents. You kind of have your whole l i ‘re to brace for this, but you still find yourself woefully unprepared.
Life*. Dammit, autocorrect.
CP: Strike The Blood — Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets
Your crap joke for the day:
Hey,” said a new arrival in the pub, “I’ve got some great Irish jokes.”..”Before you start,” said the big bloke in the corner, “, I’m Irish.”..”Don’t worry,” said the newcomer,”I’ll tell them slowly.”
This is genius. Youre my joke telling hero!
Today’s spam mail first line: Yeah that guy who looked up
*sigh* Excuse me in advance for a minor rant. I’m sick of people overusing “hero” when referring to individuals that are doing the job they are supposed to do and are expected to do. That’s not a hero.
Right. Its the same as ‘genius’ on a different level
Yeah, and you can’t tell either group of people that misuse these words that they are wrong. Sheesh.
You’d be a hero if you could…
They are LITERALLY wrong!!
This. We live in an age of shorthand. “Awesome” “liberal” “genius” “hero.” The definitions get blurred and misrepresented.
That said, I think some teachers/healthcare professionals/ firefighters/etc. perform acts of heroism as part of their at jobs, and I’m fine acknowledging that.
Agreed but there’s a fine line and youve just said it – its the ACTS of heroism that should define.
For the SAR heroism award they use tge definition of a selfless act in the face of imminent danger.
There are other qualifications as well.
“Heroic Subway employee distributes lettuce evenly on toasted turkey and ham!”
Genius, make sammwich
I blame Apple
….and the concerts are lining up!
I fear for humanity…the grocery store in our neighborhood is practically sold out! I think people panicked because of the forecast.
What will we do in the zombie apocalypse?
You realize 9 News is to blame right! They literally had a “worry” chart that told us tho be “moderately to severely worried” about this storm.
What a joke.
I am “moderately to severely worried” about the insistently declining state of TV “news”.
Will the general public continue to panic every time? Or will the weatherman become the Rokers who cried blizzard?
I didn’t know that! Apparently when people here worry, they buy produce!
Snap. Storms here..
Well I’m warm tonight, which after this morning I wasn’t expecting.
I was trying to figure out how to express ship you some knitwear.
Be moderately to severely worried.
Only thing that worries me is that our heat went completely out, guy isnt back with parts yet, and its gonna cost a small fortune. I blame Van for angering the heating gods
You blame me for everything!
Including the soaring teen pregnancy rate!
Wait, what are you saying?
Serves them right. Soaring is much to dangerous an activity for teens.
Winter weather has me into day 2 of a three day weekend.
I decided the best use of this time was a James Bond Marathon.
I have made it through “You Only Live Twice.”
We shall see if I can force myself to get through “On Her Majesties Secret Service” tonight.
I am out of Vodka and running low on beer though.
BTW – I have also decided the Samuel Smith’s Organic Chocolate Stout kicks the butt of Great Divide’s “Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti Stout”
Ok come on… On Her Majesty is a good fucking film. Really enjoyable
Have you been surfing pron again?
Oh i get it…
I think they just simulate it for these films.
Funny, I read that as “stimulate”
No Mr. Bond
I expect you to dry.
So, as hard to believe as it may be.
I had NEVER seen that Bond film!
I know, right?
I had seen the “car chase through the ice race” scene and I had seen one seen in the mountain top resort with the girls but somehow I had never seen that whole film. Highlites – Emma Peel, bobsled fist fight, Emma Peel.
Certainly not the worst Bond film ever (Moonraker) but I won’t be in any hurry to see it again.
Next up … Diamonds are Forever!
BTW – this is the first time I have watched the series like this and the cultural changes were very evident in the hairstyles and fashions of this film (for guys and girls).
I think Mr Lazenby deserved more than one shot.
Well heaven knows Blofeld tried!
Actually, I didn’t think Lazenby was so bad.
I do not fear your grammar Nazi ways.
So turns out I shouldn’t be using the heating system until it’s fully installed.
Council tried to drop off some portable heaters but since I was at work missed them.
Neighbours could have let them in, but since I had unpacked stuff on the assumption they wouldn’t be turning over the weekend I refused.
Stay warm Van.
I did find my 1st-grade metal Star Wars lunchbox in my mom’s attic. The thermos was still inside.
That’s excellent man
What is inside the thermos???
We all want to know.
Milk residue from 1981, most likely. It isn’t full.
Although I could be getting that mixed up with a Michael Caine film.
Completely up to you, Jack, but it might be cool (and helpful for you) to have some mini-episodes of ‘awesome ass memories’ of your pop.
I’m gonna take the initiative to speak for the group when I say we’d totally be on board.
Thanks. I might.
Condolences and hugs to Jack. Very sorry to hear the news.
Welcome back to Jon Klecko.
Cynful – I miss Jack’s music, too. 🙂 During the first few years of the podcasts, I actually cut a couple of songs out of podcast episodes and saved them as separate .mp3s. They’re still in my iTunes library, and I still like to listen to them sometimes.
And btw- aw, shucks – if there ever was/is a song that you or anyone particularly enjoyed, then you should feel free to ask me for the mph. That’d be easier than clipping it out of an episode. 🙂 (even if I sometimes move in slow motion on these things)
Diamonds are Forever.
Probably the best film of the series to that point. Theme song is right up there with “Goldfinger” (closely followed by “From Russia with Love”) and CLEARLY the best henchmen so far.
“So delightfully psychotic Mr. Kid?”
“Merrily murderous Mr. Wint.”
Happy Chinese New Year.
It’s the Year of the Ram!
If I could make love to ‘Vikings’ I would.
Are you sure not just Lagertha? I still like Travis AMA reply.
No. The whole show deserves sweet love
I was going to start calling you Ecbert.
But I do love me the show. The end scene was particularly brilliant on Ssn 3 Ep 1.
The Onion is absolutely destroying the bloated, disgusting, ‘who gives a fuck’ that is the Oscars. Its delicious.
Those darn atheists:
This site is so well done, I had to look up if they are serious and batshit crazy or satire (they are satire).
BTW, those bastards are on to me. Now I have to find a different way to poison the angels.
More for you pallate – the other way this time. Sad to say this one isnt satire
Can we just get this kind of person off the air? Seriously. Pleading ignorance aint gonna cut it because you shouldnt be ignorant to begin with. Jesus is weeping
Try it, and watch the masses rally to her support.
Viva la Kardashión
Today there was no work done on the interior of the house.
I can see that two week ETFC going out of the window.
They were too cold
Maybe they don’t want to work in such a chilly room…
Wow the passport office was busy. I assumed during the day on a Monday would be a good time to go. I don’t think it mattered.
A week from now we’ll be in March.
/End obvious statements
Time for a cup of tea then.
Well it would be criminal to have just one cup of tea.
CP: Time to Go Home — Chastity Belt
Get well, Leonard Nimoy
Shame on you, EssBee, for only sharing this with your FB friends!
Like Facebook Lo Pan, I learned I am also Ono-Sexual.
Homo-Flexible: You’re straight but willing to make exceptions
Fun link 2 of the evening:
(Also, I didn’t see the kiss happen – – but why the fuck is this newsworthy – – other than to create PhotoShop fun source material?!?)
Its not newsworthy at all. Such is the taint of the Oscars
His taint is green and fuzzy and covered in trash.
I did laugh at the meme on what Black Widow move she would have liked to use on him.
You don’t want to know what kind of stuff Elmo throws away.
Unless you are Elmo-flexable.
Neighbour just texted me, the electricians are in today, hopefully progress will be made.
“the electricians are in today”
Yes. I hear that electricians are this years plumbers.
The sun isn’t up yet :ermm:
Today’s “I only WISH this were a parody, news item.”
“Idaho lawmaker has no idea how vaginas work”
Did you go to his Wikipedia page they linked to? If I read it right, he knew swallowing a camera wouldn’t connect to the vagina. However, you can do a colonoscopy by swallowing a camera. :blink:
I notice that the screen shot of the wiki page that they include, does not match what is on his wiki now. I wonder if different people are fighting for control of what his wiki entry reads? I don’t really know who gets to edit those things.
Today’s first line spam mail: Remember to stop you
There’s a bunny in my back yard (actual animal).
Hello Mr. Bunny *waves at rabbit*
He better find shelter soon, it’s suppose to rain later today.
He shoulda taken that left toin at Albuquoique.
Oh bruddah, there goes me bread and buddah
Rain? Not snow?!
Wow, Welcome to Spring, Canadian Bunny!
Time to stop procrastinating.
I’ll let you know later.
To those who control the financial markets: please stop doing whatever it is you are doing to bring the Canadian dollar down. We are now below the 79 cent mark and that is quite low enough thank you very much. Some of us have plans to travel to the States in the near future
Hey music dorks (like me):
Great local band – Prettymouth – has two albums available for free streaming. Excellent acoustic/string, moody, female fronted rock and roll.
I like the few seconds of the songs I heard. Definitely will listen more later or tomorrow.
If you dont have a lot of time, I recommend checking out the song The Devil You Know
Had more time to listen during morning reports today.
Very enjoyable thank you. I haven’t decided a favorite song yet. Maybe Motion Picture Perfect.
Her voice is niggling my brain, like I’ve heard it before, but the best I can come up with is a cross of Harriet Wheeler of The Sundays and Jessicka Addams of Jack off Jill.
Another day of not being able to draw a letter of the English alphabet on a Samsung Android OS phone. It has caused me much embarassment…again.
Yeah, I found a lot of these funny.
I enjoyed these too (to, two), Cynful.
Oh Jack. *more hugs*
thanks for sharing, man
Project Almanac wasn’t too bad (I was expecting a disaster after reading some reviews).
I dread to think what state the house is going to be in today, they were stripping the wall paper off today as I left.
Why were they wearing wallpaper?
I’m not going there :-p
..and it’s goodbye to Mr Tank:
I do like his sense of style. The beard/hair combination worked well for him.
Sad that we are losing so many “firsts” lately..
CP: Sinister Intent — Danny Cocke
CP: The Fuzz – Silversun Pickups
CW: Buffy the Vampire Slayer S7
and it’s HELLOOOOOO Nathan Fillion!
He is the stuff of nightmares in that role.
I had forgotten he was in the show, for its final season.
He was fantasticly delicious as Caleb.
This looks to be an excellent read
Until he praises Krull…
Thundarr the Barbarian! !!!1!one!1!
Okay just watched the season finale of Agent Carter.
It rocked, the series rocked, I hope there will be a season 2.
I hope so to. I haven’t seen the finale, but I’ve loved how all the different threads had been coming together. Around episode 3 or 4 I was wondering where it was going, but right now, I’m pretty pleased. 🙂
And dont forget the great tits, see!
My guilty pleasure this week is ‘That 70’s Show’, watched the first three episode of S1 and enjoyed them.
I’ll get my coat.
watched the whole series. not ashamed
PrettyMouth – like em!
And dont forget the great ti… oh nevermind!
My inner child likes this
Free on iOS:
Slow burn brilliance
Lo Pan and I may have to exchange words…dissing on Krull. You wound me, sir.
I love you… but…
Kull might Be the first movie I ever acknowledged as being terrible.
I see what you did there….
Everyone just back off of Krull. I was 13 when it came out and I dug the hell out of it. I’ve re watched it many times and continue to dig the hell out of it. Then again I actually enjoy a host of movies that are supposed to be so bad they are good (and I just don’t see them as bad) like Robocop, Flash Gordon, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Shock Treatment, Buckaroo Banzai, etc.
I was “treated” to the Heavy Metal films by a boyfriend. Not the best cinema, but at least the music was good.
Heavy Metal is such a guilty pleasure. So, so, so, so, so bad.
You cant lump Robocop in there. That’s actually a universally praised film. So much so they put it out on Criterion Collection.
I’d buy that for a dollar!
Thank you for your cooperation!
ZOMG & SQUEEEEE!
I just held open the door for David Moss, one of my favorite (Arizona) Coyotes!
So last night was “live and let die”
It was slower than I remember. Jane Seymour was even more alluring than I remembered. Roger Moore was not so bad.
The interesting cultural thing was how awkward I felt with the whole character stereo typing of the militant black person. They were all pimps or thugs or connected with crime.
The more I thought about it though, I realized that this is what a bond film does to EVERY group contained with-in. From Russians to
Germans to Southern Sherifs … Everybody is an exaggerated, stereotyped caricature. I think because it is across the board in the Bond Universe, maybe that is okay.
But if this ever-changing world in which we’re living makes you give in and cry. . .
…dance into the fire!
The first Bond movie I saw was Moonraker when I was 9 years old (saw it at a drive in theater). To me, Roger Moore was James Bond. I wonder if that’s why I never really got that into the Bond movies (slowly backs out of room).
I saw both Roger Moore Bond pics mentioned at the flicks and enjoyed them.
From an era when cinemas always seemed packed, and people clapped and cheered when the film started.
Don’t feel bad, I was an adult before I saw any Bond film completely. It took me until my third one to appreciate them.
My first was For Your Eyes Only (edited for network television), and I loved it. I’d never seen such a cold-blooded good guy. I’m almost afraid to watch it now.
It snowed again last night. Exciting news, I know.
So it goes.
Agree. Even without the wind
You need to buy a vowel.
It definitely would help combat the cold
CP: Diarrhea Planet – Ghost With a Boner
I don’t know what this is and I’m frightened.
Its seriously awesome garage rock
CP: Vices — Metal Mother
Not MY mother…
Van, has Fortitude improved any?
I didn’t get past the first episode.
You weren’t kidding about not liking it!
The Uboat Commander (cough) gets killed in the first episode and was one of more likeable characters.
We need a readalong. It wouldn’t take much time:
CP: Barfly – Aimee Mann
A 2nd-round draft pick??
And for things that actually matter:
Show of hands – – who’s surprised at the extra layer of bullshit being heaped on top of everything else my family’s dealing with this week? Let’s see, that’s one. . . two. . . zero. Right. Fucking no one.
Oh I’m pretty sure this is an intentional surgical strike by the purveyor of bullshit
Agree 100%. Pure evil.
Obviously have missed something but I wish you the best in getting it resolved
You know I almost dont want Season 2 of Agent Carter. This was as close to as perfect a season of television that Ive seen. I kind of just want it as a stand alone. But we’ll see
I guess we need to get past the pilot episode.
Get past as in you didnt enjoy?
I was meh on it. I’m willing to keep at it, though. She’s very watchable.
I really dont get you sometimes…
We plan to watch the finale tonight as the snow flies
Have I mentioned I wanted Breaking Bad to end at S4.
That season finale was just fucking perfect, as good as S5 was, I would have been perfectly happy for it to end at S4.
Yeah but its not like S5 wasnt fantastic as well. Maybe unnecessary but a perfect epilogue