One last one for 2018.
The sf&f reviewer definately has a preferred type, which doesn’t mesh with mine so much.
Woah. New thread. I’m pretending it’s blue
Metal Mr. Grinch Song
oops, here’s the link
THAT is excellent!
This must be a fun song to cover. I’m not sure I’ve ever heard a “bad” cover of it. I’ve only heard a handful but in each case the band doing it made it their own and it worked.
Be kind to crows:
I can’t believe my children are officially 13 and 15…
Make it stop.
Next up: driving. After that: college/movin’ out.
Yup. Sarah will be getting her permit in just a few months here. *gulp*
Hold on. . . to 13 and 15!
I just had one turn 17 !!! How did THAT happen?
Wait until they reach 30, then you can start to cry.
So on that long trip to Kansas in 2017, Lo Pan alerted me to the existence of the WTF podcast.
In the latest episode, Tim Blake Nelson was getting interviewed and he name drops Mark Wing Davey…the original Zaphod Beeblebrox!!
I’m feeling the warm glow of nerdism or I may have just peed myself..
He gets some good people. I’m listening to Roger Daltry now.
Also- that’s def piss
And that’s not a problem now that we’ve all reached that age where we’re wearing Depends!
I’ve nerded in my pants!
Kahn could sing, well I say sing…
Let me rockya
I thought it was Singh
Shiva is coming for you.
Yay, I get to get in on the ground floor of one of these for once! 🙂
FYI, I’m participating in the Dog Days of Advent challenge. There’s a “Podcast Feeds” page at ameliabowen.com to subscribe to just me, or, I’m included in the master feed at dogdaysofpodcasting DOT com if you want to hear everybody.
I’m glad you’re still carrying the torch, Amy!
I’ll subscribe today.
Hooray for Deadpan Secret Santa AND xmas cookies!!!!!!!
Haunting of Hill House: horrifically, hellaciously high-quality heartrending. Happily highly recommended.
I’ve narrowed down my Secret Santa gift to three options. Time to roll a die and see what I’m giving.
The Die has spoken.
Amazon has my SS order. It should take less time to deliver it than had I sent it by post.
Still looking good:
The old lady fight has my eyes rolling. But I stopped there. I’m still 100% down.
Of course, my eldest is wondering why she’s Carol Danvers and Supergirl is Kara Danvers.
Next she’ll wonder why Deathstroke is Slade Wilson and Deadpool is Wade Wilson.
And Finkle IS Einhorne FFS!
Damn, Lo Pan going with the deep cut. I had to break out the Googly to refresh my memory. Recognized it, but these older brain cells couldn’t quite place it.
I know all there is to know about the Ventura Game.
CP: Upside Down — Boom Boom Satellites
Envy, I haz it:
Perhaps if you haz these, your envy will lessen.
I walked into the break room, one of the TVs was tuned to ESPN, where the headline was “10 HS Football Players Suspended for Running onto Field Nude with Oreos in their Butts.”
Completely changed my coffee experience.
You know, why is it always dudes doing this? You never hear stories like this from the girls’ volleyball team.
Even as a horny teenager, I think I would have passed on girls with Oreos in their butts. . . .
(OK, with that set up, I have to follow through with the punchline. . . )
I always preferred Nilla Wafers.
Well DPSS bought and according to the company should get delivered to North America in less than two weeks.
DPSS gift off and away…
Hope it finds a good place with its new owner.
For the next 10 hours, Udemy are having a sale on their classes. Most of them are $199, but these are $10 on sale today. They have everything from web development to learning an instrument to making spitlballs in their course catalog (doublecheck on that last one). I’ve heard positive feedback. I signed up for one on Selenium through the dayjob today.
Udemy is new2me.
Soooo many interesting courses!
How does this work? (the web page seems to be short on explanation)
How long do you have to take the course after you purchase? I can’t possibly study everything I am interested in, anytime soon. 🙁
You may have missed the big sale – – but they have them pretty frequently.
I’ve never done a Udemy course, but I’ll be taking one next month. It won’t be anything fun, like Wire Kung Fu or Irish Riverdancing, but I can give some feedback then.
You have the course available to you indefinitely after you purchase. I have a couple sitting on my account I’ve been meaning to finish.
Replying to Jack’s post above – Thank you! Your subscription means a lot to me. 🙂
It’s a chilly morning. I’m kind of wishing I had a laptop, then I could work by the fireplace.
The laptop gets warm too, like its own little fireplace on your lap.
It’s about time that the deaths of prostitutes and drug takers are not just swept under the table;
I think I need another cup of tea.
RE: a strange phenomenon on the Deadpan Facebook page:
Tiffany posted a link, but only 2 people saw it. Anybody understand the algorithm? It was a fun image about ballsacks!
I saw it, but didn’t get that far into the details. Perhaps Facebook got the gender wrong. LOL
Honouring the people behind Spacewar!!
I did play the arcade version in the 70s
I did play the arcade version in the 70s.,,
Loved this game on the Atari 800 (aka, 8-bit).
They’re just trolling the Fox & Friends crowd now. 😀
Talking of 8bit computers:
More for Van than anyone else, but probably of interest to all. Gotta respect any list that contains Steeleye Span.
Some days I feel older than others
Enough work. Time to do some house cleaning
I have someone close to me that likes to go off on how private space travel is so much cheeper because they don’t have to go through the vast number of “stupid regulations” that NASA has to follow.
I usually respond with, “Maybe with Space Travel, there is a reason you need so many tests and quadruple checks.
Maybe here is one of those reasons.
A lot of these people think such regulations are stupid because they neither understand the scope of the problem nor simple economics. There’s a great little scene from the old TV show “The West Wing” that illustrates this with the $400 ashtray.
Ah, the “Privatize Everything” crowd. They’re back at work on the USPS again too.
My best guess: the idea trickles down from mechaneurozillionaires who want every human activity to be exploitable for more massive profits to add to their zillions.
Without doubt that is the driving force. Unfortunately they enlist lots of misguided people that think they can reason about unfamiliar things using “common sense”. Common sense is a crappy reasoning tool for almost all situations.
CP: Song for the Fields — Fields
MetalAsylum.net’s Top 25 albums of 2018:
My list is usually very different from Rich’s, but we had a bunch of albums in common this year.
This seems to be the year for metal album lists. My Google news list seems to keep giving me hits for lists. More so this year than any other.
This is obviously the only one that matters.
I’m channeling my inner ten-year-old and having bread and peanutbutter for lunch
Boy, Amazon has made the process of shipping to multiple addresses a whole lot more tedious.
So.. my daughter saw Space Jam and is now overly obsessed with Marvin the Martian. Makes Christmas shopping easy for at least one of my kids.
Why are teenage boys so difficult to shop for? *sigh*
Cool that Space Jam was her gateway. Has she seen the classic cartoons yet that made him so iconic?
It’s all we have in our house currently. Non-stop Looney Tunes.
I had a cat named Marvin the Martian. He was the most awesome cat ever!
He played fetch with his little furry fluff ball toy. He would leap into the air and catch it, then bring it to you and sit and wait for you to toss it in the air again. He was a tuxedo cat and he was an amazing pet.
Unfortunately, he got diabetes at the age of 3 and died within six months. It was devastating.
Okay.. enough of that blubbery nonsense. The point is, Marvin the Martian is one cool dude.
Buzzcocks singer Pete Shelley dies at 63:
Metallica purists will be sure to piss all over this acoustic version of an old-time deep album cut – – but I kinda like it, as a purely separate entity unto itself. I’d like to hear them do stuff like this with new material on a new record.
Kidding. I could never be a Metallica purist
Is it too late to legally change my name to Mr. Murderbritches?
Would anyone here pay for a podcast subscription?
Maybe. This question led me to the following train of thought: “Who am I supporting on Patreon? Let me go see. … Patreon still has my old CC number. Whoops! Fixed now.”
Anyway. I am already paying for access to bonus episodes of a couple of podcasts via Patreon.
That is an interesting philosophical question for me.
Probably not. I definitely am trying to eliminate any more “monthly payments” from my life.
Caveat – if it was a spectacularly good podcast that had someone or some info that I couldn’t hear anywhere else … maybe.
ON THE OTHER HAND – I do a yearly donation to Escape Artists because I regularly consume and enjoy their episodes.
I also throw some coin at DeadAir.net because I listen the heck out of them every October.
Some would say these count as a subscription … but I had to listen for free for quite some time before I decided that I REALLY valued what they were providing enough to pitch in.
I think the comment filter ate my first attempt at this comment. Let me rephrase: Your comment made me go and actually check my Patreon user account for the first time in quite a while. I am using it to pay for bonus episodes of a couple of podcasts created by people I care about.
Your post made me go check Patreon for the first time in a while. I did use it to sign up to support a couple of creators I care about, which gets me access to bonus episodes of their podcasts.
(Jack/Tony, please disregard my first two attempts at this comment. I had ‘Amelia Bowen’ autofilled in the ‘Name’ field, forgetting that I only ever use ‘Amy Bowen’ on here, and the comment filter ate them.)
It’s all good, Amy.
These aren’t filled with candy:
Amazon says my sis recipient will get their gift on Saturday.
I don’t get Saturday mail service. I don’t even get door to door service.
This morning I went down stairs, made a cup of tea and had breakfast. I then came upstairs and am in my office. For reasons I cannot begin to fathom, I brought the TV remote up with me.
It’s the first sign (says the guy who can’t find his car in the parking lot anymore).
The power just went out. I guess I’m done work for the time being
I think I’m just not gonna weigh in on Aquagate (why the internet hates Jason Momoa today).
This is the sound of me not weighing in.
Seems like an immature prank played by an actor who is bored, seeking attwntion, and has too much time and money on their hands.
Ease up, internet trolls, FFS
God I’m sorry I semi-weighed in. Dumb.
Huzzah! I am powered up
If I go by my community facebook page, I think the world ended when the power went out. Not sure if life was revived when it came back on an hour later.
Fill your boots Lo:
For my money his best performance was Bad Lieutenant.
Deadpan Secret Santa present has been ordered! It will be shipping directly to the recipient.
Mine is still pending shipping. Get out of the warehouse! It’s right there on the shelf, next to those other things. Put it in a box and ship it!
I’m actually conflicted on what film to see tomorrow (this one, the communist one or the Robert Redford one):
Life is short. See em all.
I went for the commie one, well a piss take of captilism.
Everything old is …well something, but I find it catchy.
Mangan’s probably going to give me an eye roll.
I prefer the California roll.
This one needs a taquito roll.
I do prefer the “gotta dance” 80s version to this one, but no one can top the Young Frankenstein version.
Sorry to Bother You was one crazy ass ride,
The movie backlog grows long. I hear this is actually a SciFi flick? (And hopefully not a SyFy flick)
It doesn’t start off that way but it ends up that way.
Vaccinate your hens for salmonella you fucktards and then you wouldn’t have to issue this warning:
Or just don’t use eggs in cookie dough.
But if you vaccinate them, you’ll end up with autistic chickens!
My package said it was delivered yesterday so, here’s hoping it actually was.
Well if you recipient was Lo, he got it.
It actually was, also thank you for the gift! Pictures at Facebook to follow. 🙂
Whoa! Rare double post.
I forget, do you get double points AND a bonus for that or just the double score?
Thank you, Santa From Texas for the super fun Princess Bride Playing Cards and collector’s coin!
I love playing cards & have a few different fun decks!
I finally found those and knew I’d struck something. You’re actually lucky that they shipped directly without getting “lost” at my house 🙂
DPSS gift purchased!
It was a tough one this year.
Another slice of computing history:
Technically I have this week off, but I’m going to put in a bit of work any way. I should get a lollipop.
There. I’m done my work for the week.
Stupid postal labour dispute. I ordered something on Monday with two day expedited shipping. I wanted it for a Christmas exchange on Saturday. It’s still not here so we had to scramble Saturday morning and find something locally.
(Yeah I know, first world problems. Right to strike. etc. but it’s all about ME, you know)
I think I’ll skip this one this year
They know what boys like, too
Dear DP SS recipient,
I know you don’t know that you’re you, but I couldn’t directly ship the gift to you. I have to be my own middleman and therefore I’m not even revieng it til the end of this week and therefore LATENESS ABOUNDS!!!!!
Me. Lo Pan. Apologize
can you translate that into english?
revieng = receiving
Already is. Don’t be a dickeroo
Oh ho ho. You’re a RICH on to be commenting on other’s typos
You took the piss out of me making typos by making a typo.
You are drunk.
All in a day’s work my fine fuckweather friend…
Don’t you forget it punk!
Does a dickeroo have a pouch?
I thought you wore it under a collarless shirt ?
STOP! Youre both right…
The “special report” I just got from Wired Magazine, on this past few day’s court filings, seem to indicate that things are going to be going down for realz.
“The investigation is now entering the worst-case scenario: Russia intelligence definitely targeted and penetrated the Trump campaign. In fact, contacts between Trump associates and Russia began earlier, and were more extensive, than we have long believed.”
Trump could best be described as “unhinged” when he thought all was going well. Now? Best fasten your seat belts.
The real question, though: no matter how egregious his crimes are proven to be, will he face any real consequences? It was reported last month that he’d committed tax fraud amounting to millions, and that news was met with a shrug.
…and the winner is:
“Frey, who shot to fame”
As someone who was a Jackson Guitar fan before becoming a Jeff Loomis fan, this news makes me really happy.
I own a Jackson! So now I can say that Jeff Loomis sounds like me.
You can and did!
DPSS ordered and being shipped directly to recipient
Made dough this morning. Tomorrow it’s all about baking and decorating gingerbread cookies
Sitting I. A restaurant after seeing Mortal Engines at the cinema.
It was a pleasant surprise, heavily influenced by Star Wars/ Dam Busters
Ah yes, the great I.A. Restaurant… architect and engineer.
Intrigued to hear that. The previews made it look like kind of a mess. With lots of unfollowable, exploding action shots.
Now I shall put it back on my “to see” list.
In spite of the King Kong and Hobbit mess, I still believe in PJ. I’m totally down for not seeing in this the theater but wanting to.
I liked King Kong. I’m the one.
Rhett has crystallized my thoughts eloquently – – although I never saw the Hobbit extended editions. The theatrical releases were already extended more than was reasonable.
I LIKED KING KONG! I AM THAT ONE!
With some editing, King Kong could have been a good film. Also, I’m not sure Jack Black was the correct lead. While I found the Hobbit, just north of okay in the theater, I quite like the extended versions. ME looks pretty cool, I have the same apprehensions as jOE about being able to make sense of the action.
I admit I squeed when I found out that Liz Fair is playing a small show here next year. Problem is, which part of her career will show up? I’m hoping it’ll be very Exile in Guyville friendly as it was just reissued.
I have a comfy chair to assemble and I can already feel my mind going in to full procrastination mode.
The comfy chair?!?
YOU WILL STAY IN THE COMFY CHAIR UNTIL LUNCHTIME! WITH ONLY A CUP OF COFFEE AT 11!
Poke him with the soft cushions!!!!
Does it come with the Pipe and Smoking Jacket?
What about a smocking jacket?
Is this a catch-22? How can one procrastinate without a comfy chair to do it in?
It didn’t come with any assembly instructions..WTF!
Can’t help you with that. Wanna see a picture of my duck?
Does it have a pouch?
I thought I wore it under a collarless shirt…
I have a comfy chair.
Bravo! Feel manly!
I saw your related pic on FB. When you said “comfy chair,” I was picturing something with padding and cushions, not a comfy office chair.
Compared to a hard plastic bucket seat it’s a very comfy chair.
Spark? Shameless? Christmas lights? Butt? De La Soul?
Man, I really need to install a plug-in to translate this site into English one of these days.
This is probably of limited appeal. But I love me some Geddy Lee.
Watching a “Frontline” about Facebook.
Becoming more convinced that the strange ad Pixie got WAS due to that one sentence she had in a FB post she had made some weeks before.
New Godzilla trailer.
Today my Boo is coming over and we’re making gingerbread cookies!
That sounds like a lovely day!
They’re less fun to smash than a gingerbread house.
“SNL sucks now!” “Buncha liberal cucks!” “SJWs” “It hasn’t been good since the 70s” “It hasn’t been good since the 80s” “It hasn’t been good since the 90s”
This was funny: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZRzJJcq6Rs&fbclid=IwAR3GWzNtqajRU1IakQe0Ivc6_2F2Ra7sdslQzsnVUPIj-N1bd8UQ3PfnKUQ
In less cranky news, it was nice to get a shoutout from Mottow Soundz on their FB page for my MetalAsylum.net review of My Diligence.
“High praise for the My Diligence upcoming release Sun Rose. Journalists who can listen, analyse and write are going the way of the Dodo bird, which makes this review even more enjoyable. Thank you MetalAsylum.net”
That album rules, tho for real
CP: While My Guitar Gently Weeps — Regina Spektor
DPSS gift arrived today, don’t know who you are but thank you.
My SS gift says it was delivered awhile ago. However I haven’t heard them say anything here (or FB) so I’m hoping all went well
If necessary, you could ask an intermediary, just to make sure they got it.
Maybe a lowlife Amazon bandit got it instead! :O
“The data also found films that passed the Bechdel test, meaning two women characters had a conversation about something other than a man”
Wow, what a concept. Most entertainment that really tries to break the mold seems to be on the small screen these days.
Interesting that the latest Star Wars films – – along the highest-grossing of all-time – – didn’t count, because the geezers were billed above Daisy Ridley.
This is encouraging. I still believe that social progress is slowly erasing the small-minded types. That’s just not the news that sells.
If you knew, then it wouldn’t be a secret Santa, would it? 😛
The Scott Pilgrim writer might be a clue..
Ya think? <3
Nicely done pig. Nicely done.
Very impressive, V-GER.
Intrigued and intrigued!
Speaking of intrigued …
My progeny are all home for the Holiday and they, being “hip” and “tuned in” and what ever – they had me watch “Stranger Sings” with them.
It is the backing track that would go with episode 1 of Stranger Things … if Stranger Things were actually a musical. You turn the TV audio off – then go to Netflix and start the show at the same time you start the youtube track.
Some very funny moments but impressive for the sheer amount of work that had to have gone into it. Has a MST3K feel to it.
That is some serious dedication. Holy crap.
It’s rather windy out today
The wind chill is always what got me during NJ winter.
I think I posted a link to this before? Fascinating slice of 80s culture and video game history.
It’s a shame this was done so poorly, with the worst game show host of all time. I’d love to see an updated version, but still using the classic arcade games.
Yeah we still watch youtube vids of this show. It held my kids’ attention for all of 5 minutes. I still love it.
The other video game game show of that time was aptly titled The Video Game. Barely better host. Crazy ass announcer. Bad ass theme song.
News is saying semi trucks are toppling over from the wind.
The amusing piece is how it’s even too windy for the wind turbines and they had to be shut down. Who knew?
CP: Caught on a Breeze — The Joy Formidable
I must get my hands on this beer!!!
Trash Panda by Parallel 49
I’m going to cry. I need this beer.
Does it taste like raccoons?
In other news: the world is full of creeps.
Had a huge scare yesterday. Tried playing the iPod in the car, but it kept crapping out. I looked at it, and the battery was on the brink of death. But I’d just charged it the night before! :O
I charged it again last night, and it worked OK this morning – – but I’m still nervous. Thoughts and prayers accepted at this time.
Ok. Wasn’t sure if you were talking about the iPod or the car … either way, fingers crossed!
I guess my overdramatic tone confused the matter. I meant the iPod.
Watch it with the light outs:
If corporations are people, then J&J’s can go to jail for this, right?
A point of some disagreement, round these parts.
Seems pretty much on the nose. Not sure where any disagreement to the article could come in.
Because Jack hates fun and good films, that’s why!
It’s a bloody good film with decent bad guy.
This up there with defending Hitler level of bullshit.
I’m not going to listen to this podcast, but I can guess what was said. Anyway, if anyone wants to know how much Stalin was concerned about his fellow man, read this.
Western propaganda indeed.
Also not going to give them the download – – unless a trusted source tells me it’s worth listening.
I’ll never understand the mindset that romanticizes monsters. Whether it be Hitler, Stalin, Charles Manson, Ed Gein, Dane Cook. . .
They made some good points about fascists in the Ukraine and Stalin wasn’t solely responsible for all the shit that happened in the USSR but they lost me at portraying Robert Conquest as some conspiracy theorist inflating death tolls to make Stalin look bad.
How dare you invoke the name of D*ne C**k. Monster.
This week I’ve watched some episodes of two new sci-fi tv series, Nightflyers and Origin.
The first episode of NF I found very offputting, Origin is better even though it’s trying to be ‘Lost’ set in Space.
DPSS away! Finally…
So Into the Spiderverse sounds goddamn amazing. And at 97% fresh after a whopping 232 reviews it’s most def one of the best reviewed films of the year. Think I’ll give this one my cash over Aquaman
Let us now how that goes because I am pondering seeing it as well!
My DPSS Target also has not said anything, though Amazon says it was delivered. They post more on FB than here. . .
Now that is interesting…
If I was wise
I would see
I’m a child
Indeed. Great story. Nice to know this can be a thing.
Wow — 99 times out of 100, Charles Barkley stories are about him being an ass. This is a good one. Good on him.
We have a rare weekend with just the two of us.
A new season of Travelers is available.
Can I bing watch ease?
Binge watch please, ffs.*
CW: Wonder Boys
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