Holy Fire! Mystic Ninjas! Mason Rockets! I didn’t realize they were going to post the episode that quickly.When you’re done listening to Deadpan Episode 8 (see below), head on over to the Kick-Ass Mystic Ninjas site to download KAMN #13. I made a guest appearance to butt in on their discussion of Bruce Sterling’s postmodern post-cyberpunk novel, “Holy Fire”. The podcast was actually released on Tuesday; I was just a bit too slow to catch it until today. Of course, it will help to have read the book first — but the Ninjas’ extra content is always good.
61 thoughts on “Holy Fire!”
Why aint no one commented yet? J to the M is just as fine a guest as he is a host. C-c-c-c-mon now.
Dont tell me what to do!
Youll do as youre told.
Now cmon. Papas bunyuns need scrubbin.
*starts to scrub Alvie feet*
Oh what a life I live *begins to break into song*
FUCK A DUCK!! What am I doing?!?!
*calls godzilla to crush Alvie*
Now boys I detect some issues here. All those hostile energies should be projected on to Tom Cruise.
Good Godzilla good.
Whos my radioactive lizard? whos my radioactive lizard?
You are! Yes you are!
You wanna treat? Here you go.
*tosses Tom Cruise into the air* *CHOMP*
Wow. That was worth getting stepped on to see.
shhhhhh squished people cant talk…..gurgle maybe but no talkies. 😉
gurgle squish fleemin graggle*
Katie going, “Tom, Tomi.” That was the bomb-how on earth does Jack Mangan manage to mind control and manipulate more people on this planet than Evo Terra. Spherical Tomi, Spherical Tomi, Spherical Tomi. Yes, Top Gun was a great piece of cinema, Tom Cruise is tall enough and strikes me as being very stable. Beware of Philip Seymour Hoffman-he is coming to take control of the planet very soon.
I’d write more but I’m busy rubbing suntan lotion on Nikki’s(Nicole Kidman’s) shoulders. Alas, we are sailing today.
*throws a bucket of water on Mark*
Hey wake up, your dreamin.
No, he not dreaming.
Alright Mark! w00ty w00t!
Ewwwwwww-Jason that wasn’t dog wa…, nahhh couldn’t of been. Thanks for the goldfish though, fed it to my cat. Yeah didn’t really want to do the Nicole thing, but duty called. Was jsut getting to the good part when Jason’s water hit.
Is there really any part thats not a good part when it comes to Ms. Kidman?
She’s one fine looking woman that’s for sure.
Ah…. so peaceful…. the way it’s going to fucking stay around here…..
Amen, Jack Mangan. Amen.
A wise man recently said to me “Deadpan should be bout nothin but fun, sharing ideas, and giving each other good natured ribbing.”
Amen to that, Alvie.
I somehow feel this is all my fault. None of this B.S happened until I chimed in. For that, Im really sorry. I love all you Deadpanites.
Nicole likes ribbing on her man’s condominium.
Dig on this-http://www.toothpastefordinner.com/053006/ornithosuchidae.gif
great simple cartons. Doesn’t get better than this. dinosaurs and hiphop.
Thank you Mark! And now my Yang to your Yin:
2 words: Please God No.
Alvie what can I say. Never thought my dinosaur cartoon would be the highbrow to your Paris’ reggae lowbrow. I’m now having my eyes sewn shut and stuffing my ears with shreds of old reader’s digests.
Shh. That sound you hear? Listen closely. Thats God crying. Paris Hilton makes God cry.
And I thought hat was the pissing baby cherub fountain. Didn’t realize it was as serious as all that. Next time I’ll have to check into a Hyatt.
NEWS FLASH****Doctor’shave removed this http://www.gadgetuniverse.com/product_detail.asp?SKU=TG+419+A
from Paris Hilton’s “Delta of Venus.” Possibly picked up on last tour of Iraq showing some love for the boys in uniform.****
Hey, gimmie the “lovers pillow” also!
We are temporarily out of stock on that sku. Will deluxe whoopee cushion do? Phil Rossi claims it’s “the bomb.”
Mr. Mark is temporarily unavailable as he is trying to produce Denver/friends of Denver Bands music show. It is ok for you to comment. Mark’s borg will answer but perhaps not quite as witty and charming as Mark himself.
OOh mark’s borg sat on cushion-boom baby boom boom!
Dear Mark’s Borg:
I have a 17 year old “friend of a friend” who keeps trying to get with me. Being a 44 year old man I fell this is morally wrong yet it is legal in 33 states. My question: when.. er.. if I hit that stuff, should I tell my friend?
-Doomed in Denver
Also I FEEL this is morally wrong. Not just fell.
Does Mark’s Borg have a name?
Hey, Picard had Locutus.
What does this have to do with Bruce Sterling, Holy Fire, Kick-Ass, Mystic, or Ninjas?
Oh and Doomed: Don’t tell your friend yet, wait for the talk show appearance.
Oh, Jack. I speak for all of us (us being Mark and myself) when I say we are sorry. You, of course, are correct. There should be more content talk on this board.
Hey! What do Bruce Sterling and the KAMN have in common? They both, um, kick ass! Um, cept for Holy Fire. So I hear. Course Ive not read it yet, but I hope to. Ok I blew that one.
Um, did I mention how great you were on the KAMN cast? Super great! You should be a regular! The Kick Ass Mystic Ninjas and Jack! Thats it! Gold!
Um, have I made up for the lack of topic talk yet?
I have more space on my nose that is not brown. Please say the word.
I heart u Jack Mangan…
So Jack what is your point… this place never stays on topic they think it is Wingin’ It Part Deux!
Seems to me, my friend, youve helped us get off topic on more than one occasion. 😉
Ok, I feel really bad about always straying off topic, so…
Jack, being as that I rarely get 5 minutes a day to myself outside of work, and being that being able to read a book would be a premium, and being that Im a virgin of Sterling’s work (save for what you all talked about on the KAMN show) what would you recommend I start with? To get aquainted with his work, I mean.
-Begging for forgiveness in Boulder
Ooooo – I enjoy cappucino-flavored jelly beans.
It will be done, Jack Mangan.
Did someone say cappucino love beads for the literate?
Dear Doodled in Denver, Mark’s borg is called Potemkin meaning I am called Potemkin. You tell Jack of Hearts, yes like the battle ship Potemkin making this the highbrow comment for the day.
pssssh no one watches silent Russian films, with baby carts falling down steps. 😉
Jason I’d answer you but alas when I was choking my chicken it needed to scream and it stole my lips to do so. Hence MMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmm
Potemkin asks Jason C., “Is your metal ass “shiny” in the Joss Weedon sense, or the literal sense? Potemkin reminds you that he is borg trying to understand the the nuances of the human condition.
First off my HAL 9000 > than your borg.
2nd. I have no comment to your question at this conjecture in this moment at this time. I also have more than enough bullshit words in that last sentence. I should become a spokeperson for a government agency.
I wasn’t actually requesting cappucino-flavored jelly beans (though they are delicious….. yum…. and the Dr. Pepper-flavored ones are also tasty)
I was just changing the subject in a display of ironic comedy.
“Islands in the Net” — Very good Bruce Sterling book. Cyberpunk classic. “Heavy Weather” is also fun and smart.
I hear ya, Alvie. Kids, family — there are a few better ways to spend your time than reading a book.
Um, erh…Mr. Mangan. I hope I’m not being overly paranoid, but I’ve heard if you eat cappucino and Dr. Pepper flavored jelly beans at the same time while reading Bruce Sterling, and if you happen to fart right then it’ll inspire ironic comedy.
Heavy weather by Weather Report excellent tune. Jason, if we stare directly into the sun for the next 12 hours or so, we will go blind and get the next Deadpan episode with free jellybean attachment thingies.
Did someone say they wanted a weather report?
Yes – Alvie I have…
I would love a weather report, WNDR.
Wander Radio Weather Report.
TodayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s weather report brought to you by Bates Master Hand Cream, loaded with vitamin E to keep your delicate skin from chaffing.
The forecast for today: light followed by dark! Unless of course it is overcast then dark followed by some brightening the amount depending on where you live. Then of course, you have a chance of rain and thunderstorms, in which case there is a chance you will not see the sun at all. Chances of seeing the sun outside while it is raining are of course slim as well, but if you do, you also have a chance of spotting a rainbow. Remember not to look at the sun to see the rainbow; it will be behind you, if it is there at all. Remember to drive safely, watch for children school is back in session unless of coarse this is the weekend or summer or the kids have the day off because the teachers would revolt if they had to face your kids another day without a break.
Truly. You are a meteorologist to beat all others.
Thank you – I try.