345 thoughts on “Hallowed Unshow #98

  1. Happy Hallow’s Eve, Pan!

    Here is what I like… People who talk smart, are excited to make positive impacts and who have tangible ideas. Ideas that are intuitive, but still aggressive. Dr. Gawande is an eloquent speaker who speaks with intent. I was riveted for the full 19 minutes.

    Take a look and listen to him on his approach to save healthcare by taking a look into simpler times and simplistic concepts.



      • I didn’t work on the physical ship. We were working on the safety systems software. My team was mostly fire safety so I had to test if valve… turned on at the right time and tank… decreased by… gallons. I wasn’t even a code writer so I couldn’t even slip something Deadpan related into a comment or anything. I’m always very low on the totem pole.

  2. Two brooms were hanging in the closet and
    after a while they got to know each other so
    well, they decided to get married.

    One broom was, of course, the bride broom,
    the other the groom broom.

    The bride broom looked very beautiful in her
    white dress. The groom broom was handsome
    and suave in his tuxedo. The wedding was

    After the wedding, at the wedding dinner, the
    bride-broom leaned over and said to the groom-broom,
    ‘I think I am going to have a little whisk broom!’

    ‘IMPOSSIBLE !’ said the groom broom.


  3. Your crap joke for the day:

    I went to buy a Dracula costume for Halloween. The girl tried to sell me a Coyotes shirt. I said, “Sorry love, I think you misheard me, I said I wanted to look like a Count”….

  4. Lo, what’s your gravatar? I cannot see it!

    I just spent way too much $$ at the beer-makey store. Brewing a nice APA this weekend! Bottling Green Chile Amber this weekend! Tasking Pumpkin Ale this weekend!

  5. Speaking of Beer (Hiya Charlie),
    As the neighbors were all convening last night, we decided to dig into the latest batch-o-brews.
    First we got into the Belgian Envy Mustache Stout. It was absolutely delicious. HOWEVER, we had to open them outside as my buddy had apparently tinkered a bit too much with the recipe. He admitted that he had some left over malt and grain so he had just thrown them int the wort.
    So far 5 of the bottles had detonated of their own accord in his brewing shed. πŸ™
    So we’d open a bottle and immediately have to let the foam spew out into a large pitcher and three pint glasses. After it all sat a while it settled down into a delicious brew.
    We have renamed the batch “The Brown Bombs”.
    Hey, there should always be some peril involved in drinking.

    The other batch we got into was the Hefeweizen. Also delicious.


    EssBee’s crap joke of the year:
    On the morning that Daylight Savings Time ended I stopped in to visit my aging friend.
    He was busy covering his penis with black shoe polish.
    I said to him, “You better get your hearing checked – You’re supposed to turn your clock back”. Hope he remembers that this year!!

  7. So, I’ve seen lost of posts in my feed these last few days of Patrick Steweart dressed up as a lobster for Halloween.

    I’m going to have to confess, I don’t find it so much awesome as so much creepy.

  8. “What’s been really fun for me is that I grew up a huge Avs fan and worshiped Patrick [Roy], [Joe] Sakic, [Peter] Forsberg and Adam Foote. Getting a chance to be a part of this with them and having them mold our team has been real special for me. We have so much Avalanche pride right now. It’s exciting to be a part of something big here again in Denver. This was a big hockey market back in the day and we’re trying to bring it back.” – Matt Duchene

    Man its gotta be fun for him right now. Good to see.

  9. We enjoyed the Lo Pans (especially the little one, no offense) last night for a short visit! Sorry we were too tired to go be Geeks Who Drink!

  10. Heading back after seeing Eric Bibb in concert (great night ).

    Your crap joke for the evening:

    In case the country gets invaded and I have to quickly hide, I have a big pop art painting on the wall of my living room; that hides a panic/safe room.
    I call it my handy war hole.

  11. Roll around in the snobbery (from the latest Ansible):

    Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five was cleared by the Sunday Times literary tribunal of any horrid genre taint: ‘The cultish Vonnegut’s part memoir, part study of psychosis and escape is not the sci-fi it’s often dismissed as.’ (‘100 books to love’, 6 October)

  12. I know that Ender’s Game isn’t exactly the favorite of some of the Deadpanites. But, I did love the book and went to see the movie last night. No spoilers in my comments here. Like any book to movie adaptation, there were things they did well and things they didn’t do well. Overall, I had a good time. My biggest problems probably could have been taken care of with cheap special effects (like trenches and ramps) and a few lines of dialogue. Ender is too old and too tall, Bean is WAY too old and WAY too tall, Bonzo Madrid is shorter than Ender, and Ender and Bead are too friendly. That’s the long and the short of my gripes. Not too bad, but it really does throw a lot off.

    • I read the book about a decade before OSC’s bigotry came out, and while I liked it overall, I felt cheated by the ending (no spoilers!), and didn’t think it lived up to the hype. I never bothered with any of the sequels or retreads.

      I have no qualms with anyone going to see the movie. If it appeals to you, go see it. I’m choosing not to go, because I want the studios to think twice in the future about giving huge paychecks to hate-mongers.

  13. So a question, I tend to see gigs in smaller venues, the places where the singer/songwriter will stay to sign purchased CDs or just chat to the audience.

    For a few artists I will buy the new CD and get in the queue to say hello. This weekend I’ve been accused of arse licking for doing this. I personally think that is bollox but what do you think? ( yes you!)

  14. Your crap joke for the day:

    A bloke in a Birmingham supermarket tries to buy half a cauliflower.

    The very young greens produce assistant tells him that they sell only whole cauliflowers.

    The bloke persists and asks to see the manager.

    The boy says he’ll ask his manager about it.

    Walking into the stock room, the boy said to his manager ‘Some w****r out there wants to buy half a cauliflower.’

    As he finished his sentence, he turned to find the bloke standing right behind him, so he added, ‘And this gentleman has kindly offered to buy the other half.’

    The manager approved the deal, and the bloke went on his way.

    Later the manager said to the boy, ‘I was impressed with the way you got yourself out of that situation earlier. We like people who think on their feet here. Where are you from, son?’

    ‘ Cardiff , sir,’ the boy replied.

    ‘Well, why did you leave Cardiff ?’ the manager asked.

    The boy said, ‘Sir, there’s nothing but prostitutes and rugby players there.’

    ‘Really?’ said the manager. ‘My wife is from Cardiff .’

    ‘You’re kidding?’ replied the boy. What position did she play?’

  15. I’ll be heading back to university these next couple of weeks. We’re interviewing the upcoming graduates in hopes of finding one or two good hires for our group. Should be interesting.

  16. Looks like a quiet night/early bit of Van’s day…
    I’m stuck at a coffeehouse for a couple hours (sched & transport weirdness) and planned ahead, brought the nook.

  17. I’m busy rediscovering/outlining the other books that come before/after Really Big Things. Having some big internal debates about times/settings but also some difficulty recalling just where everything fits…

  18. Well, I’ve tried everything suggested on line and still can’t transfer my contacts to my new phone. I think I’ve actually spent more time trying to get the contacts moved than it would have taken me to add them manually.

  19. Now I feel silly. I was looking at the contact list in my (new) phone and, for some reason, I decided to look at “groups”. It turns out, it wasn’t checked. I don’t have my contacts separated into different groups so I didn’t even think to look at that.

    Which leads to my next question, why would it automatically have show contacts off? Seriously, why would I want to hide that from myself?

  20. Jack Mangan (born 6 May 1927, died 17 September 2013) was an Irish former Gaelic footballer who played as a goalkeeper for the Galway senior team.
    Mangan is regarded as one of Galway’s greatest-ever goalkeepers.[1] He made his debut for the team during the 1948 and was a regular member of the starting fifteen until his retirement due to injury a decade later. During that time he won one All-Ireland winners’ medal and four Connacht winners’ medals. In 1956 he captained the side to the All-Ireland title.[2]
    At club level Mangan enjoyed a successful career with Tuam Stars in Galway and Ballymun Kickhams in Dublin.

  21. Jack and Diane (born 6 August9 1982, died 4 years later) was a little ditty about Jack and his girlfriend at the time, Diane. Jackie had a dream to be a footballer, while Diane, it was rumored, was a debutante in the backseat of Jackie’s car.
    Jack was regarded as one of the heartland’s best James Dean impersonators, but gave it up later after the thrill was gone.

  22. Heard from my author. He couldn’t get his system to work. So instead of popping me an email or phoning, he just kept fogging with it until he got my note saying I was leaving. Silly man

  23. From twitter:

    @miss_raej: Today I learnt: Oil is made from decomposed dinosaurs, and plastic is made from oil, so PLASTIC DINOSAURS ARE MADE FROM REAL DINOSAURS?!

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