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Be safe, Ed from Texas. Stupid Ike.
Sorry to steal 1sties again. This doesn’t count. The next post is the legit 1sties.
Sex, drugs, and rock and roll.
Well one out of three ain’t bad…
We have safely arrived at the ancestral homeland – ahead of the storm, and, more importantly, ahead of the mass panic that I expect to commence starting in a few hours.
Good morning Deadpan.
Glad to hear you are safe Ed.
Potluck at work today. Lamed out and going to buy something for it this morning…
Will work appreciate the present JB?
Glad you and the family got out, Ed.
Good episode Jack. I fear the blue planet. I hope to avoid a smurfy day as I travel.
Lots of empty belly buttons, some people are just too clean.
“Way to go!” on being prepared enough that you could bug-out like that Ed.
Being stuck in bumper-to-bumper, evacuation traffic is total MEH!
Best of luck.
Way to flee, Ed! Nature is never a bitch to mess with.
In a crisis, I can scramble in about two minutes. I’ve done it. I just grab the guys and go. Everything else is just stuff. Including my work.
Gah. Tried a few new players, all major suckage. Well, back to winamp 2.8. Thank all it works with vista.
Good luck, Ed!
I miss summer sunshine. It’s getting awfully hard to get up in the mornings when the sun’s still asleep.
I’m glad to hear you’re safe, Ed. 🙂
Off to run errands and listen to new Deadpan.
Morning pan. Know I’ve been antisocial lately. Who me?
A Cynful of sugar helps the Deadpan go down.
That had all kinds of “didn’t quite come out right” to it!
haha. I’m not complaining.
Cynful, nice stolen paragraph! I like your voice.
CP: Yesterday’s Democracy Now!
C: Shaking my head at this damn job.
CD: Green Tea
Fear of the Blue Planet…I like it.
lol: The Ninja Handbook
I love Fear of the Blue Planet, Jack!!!
So, who created it?
Indiana Jim… class… ?
Amy was in KC?!
Just heard the episode, and I think I’m upset Jack (not really)
As the one who suggested we inundate you with bellybutton comments, mine was the one that didn’t make it in the show 😥
Man, this episode was Smurfed up. LOL I liked it. Liked the Bowen reports. The day you “get” Deadpan is probably the day you should quit listening. 😉
Was that the Disposable Heroes of Hiphopracy I heard?
Wow wow there there was was an an impressive impressive echo echo there there.
Oh, nice …
This just being reported.
“(CBS/ AP) Government officials handling billions of dollars in oil royalties engaged in illicit sex with employees of energy companies they were dealing with and received numerous gifts from them, federal investigators said Wednesday. ”
This is apparently what the right wingers are referring to when they chant “DRILL! DRILL! DRILL!”
â€œDRILL! DRILL! DRILL!â€
What’s to get?
“The government employees who oversee off-shore oil drilling are literally and figuratively in bed with big oil,” said Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.
I guess the administration figured that accountability and oversite of this department would be too much like voyeurism. That of course, would be “wrong.”
Jack, brilliant episode!
Flegnized and shit. And whatever.
Deadpan is more of a strange stream-of-consciousness-thing. You don’t get it, you participate. 🙂
CP: Your Hometown — Finest Dearest
^That’s the way I look at it. I love the random nature, the dry satire and the grass roots feel of the thing.
CP: Gratte-Ciel — Eux Autres
CP: Lemon Snaps — Baby Calendar
I like that it stays crunchy, even in milk!
JfS – awww, shucks. Here I was hoping 🙂
CP: Podcast 411 #211
You know I complety missed the belly buttun shout out.
Once again, the vacuum calleths!
It’s not too late, Van. I know of at least one other bellybutton that will be on a future episode 🙂
and it keeps you regular.
What keeps you regular, Rhett? Bellybuttons or vaccums? (or maybe the LHC?)
vaccum = vacuum 🙂
CP: Give Peace A Chance — Aerosmith feat. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars
Most people don’t know that the Deapan comes complete with 7 nonessential vitamens and minerals.
Did no one enjoy the link to the LHC video that I posted yesterday?
Later pan … gotta go see a man about some granite.
Sorry J0e, missed it. Just watched it now. So what you’re saying is when the LHC finally does a complete test, there will be lots of debris, explodey bits, but not much else and generally overrated?
Tea wine sounds disgusting.
Interesting: Karl Rove giving good advice to Obama.
TEB: I’m only halfway through the comments – but I just came across, er, spotted your complaint. Duly noted. So sorry for misplacing your audio! 🙁 I don’t know how I missed yours. I’ll dig back through the email archive and find your belly button.
There is now an RSS feed for Has the LHC destroyed the Earth yet.
The LHC will create the dreaded Smurf hole that will destroy us all!
I’m still expecting the Combine.
Well that’s my excuse for having a crowbar…
CP: Mother Mother — Tracy Bonham
CP: Scifi Surplus #70
CP: Mouths to Feed — The Epochs
CP: Blowtorch — Headstones
CP: Episode 118 – Six String Bliss
BTW: thx you guys. I obsessed for 3 days tinkering with the smurf thing.
CP: the guys behind me alternating between Chinese and English.
Me Lurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrvs it lots!
Can I gets a copy? 🙂
cp: Starside – Spacehog
It was cool, Jack. Damn Smurfs are taking over the world
CP: Half Share – Nathan Lowell (I believe this is the 10,000 time)
So how is Spore standing up to repeat play TEB?
CP: I’ve Been Here Before — Lush
CP: T4 Show #83
Not sure, Van. I’m still in my first game. However I can see repeatability. My current game I’m a carnivore bent on taking over the world. Next time I’ll play as a peace-loving herbivore, or maybe a trading omnivore – or maybe I’ll mix them up.
TEB: Are you useing the shared online content? I am, although since I’m at the tribal stage there’s only ythe additional creatures.
Van: I’ll echo TEB’s opinion. Spore so far is fun, with at least some repeatability.
Well S3 of Dexter got off to a good start.
Ditto: Yes, I was in Kansas City during the night of August 22-23. Why? Do you live in the area?
Rhettro: Thanks! I’m glad you liked my reporting segments. I love the random nature and grassroots feel of the Deadpan, too. 🙂
Jack – I got to listen to the new Ep on the loooong drive I just took and once again I shall have to dig into my collection of human thumbs to give the appropriate number of thumbs up !
Much fun and several LOLs. Me likey long time!
Re: My LHC footage
The LHC is supposed to be really high tech, clean, neat, finely tuned and (while excruciatingly powerful) somewhat subtle.
I was going for the “unexpected and ironic presentation of imagery” ( i.e., … the cheep laugh).
# Vanamonde Says:
September 11th, 2008 at 11:48 am
So how is Spore standing up to repeat play TEB?
# ditto Says:
September 11th, 2008 at 11:48 am
CP: Iâ€™ve Been Here Before â€” Lush
Van, you’re always ahead on the TV!
perhaps my humor needs some “tweaking”
Your humor is kickbutt, JJ. and thx.
Check out what was just posted to the FPM mailing list — LHC webcam views:
The more gore Dexter over the cute one with Glasses.
I thought you video was quite the funneh, JOe. Something no so funny though, architecture as a profession is pretty much the first industry to feel the eb and flow of the economy. Turns out everyone in my office is going to be required to reduce hours until things pick up. I suppose that’s preferable to layoffs, but it’s going to suck a little to take a 10 percent pay cut for the moment. I hope things take an upswing turn soon.
The no script plugin for FF saved me from witnessing the universe undergoing a phase change…
I want a DHC … a Don Henley Collider
We haven’t had that collider here since. . . . 1969
Thanks for the well wishes all. When Rita caused mass panic back in 2005, I was stuck on the road for 15 hours. So, I found it much preferable to flee in the night than to risk that again.
Sounds like lessons have actually been learned and things are going better this time around as far as the evacuation goes.
Of course, it doesn’t make for a warm feeling when the predicted path is pretty much on top of my house.
we’ll listen to that right away…errr.. just as soon as we get to listening to ummmm *hangs head in shame* eps 97-103 and ummm… *blush*. unshows 17-21
Hugh and I will just go put on dunce caps and sit in the corner of the bar
Ed! I take it you’ve evacuated?
stay safe brotha!
I hope this is a false alarm
Jack: That was a nice life in the collider lane reference. 😉
Ed: Glad you are doing OK!
Amy: Yep, I live in KC. I realize that you were just passing through, but there is an open invitation to DP’ers that are visiting.
You know, with the evacuation run, I forgot to share my cool news. Last night Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson came to speak at the University of Houston. I got to sit about 20 feet away from him and listen to him talk for almost two hours. It was most excellent.
Smarty Hotties! Woot!
Ed – That IS cool! I was the guy who picked Dr. Neil to play the professor on the Deadpan’s remake of Gillagan’s Island.
See the bubble headed bleach blonde, come on at 5.
She can tell you ’bout the black holes, with a gleam in her eye.
It’s interesting when things collide, give us dirty mater.
Ditto: Oh, cool. 🙂
Hmmm …. crickets chirping. Tumbleweeds tumbling.
Out on the road today I saw a Hadron Sticker on a Cadilac
A little voice inside my head said
“Once it’s on you can never go back”
I thought mater was stable, what did I know?
Those days are gone forever, I should just let them go but
Well how about a BLUE DHC
They’re turning on the Hadron and messin’ with our ‘verse
And all she wants to do is smurf, smurf
Atoms been atoms since I don’t know when
And all she wants to do is smurf
I’m sorry it imploded like this, but someone had to lose
It’s the nature of the business, it’s the colliders’ blues
Oh wait – that’s not the DHC. . . .that’s the Glenn Frey Collider. My bad.
What if we accelerated Henley and Frey to hyper velocities and smashed them into one another?
Would Hell Freeze over?
Someone fire up the Large Reunion Tour Collider and let’s find out.
I’m going to go collide my head into my pillow.
Morning Pan, the sky is the colour of old battleships, and work calls.
Being forced to get paid monthly by the new pay conditions, no pay cut for now though.
Bunny not happy. I’ve been denying a cold the last few days.. It has decided to move to my nose, now I’m doing my best Rudolph impression
Going back to lostralph – No I haven’t done any of the on-line stuff for Spore, yet. I have a few friends who picked up the creature creator when it came out so they have been bugging me to go on line and get their stuff. I figure I want to do one run through without all the extra clutter first before I try the on line stuff. Right now I’m in space. Lots of little “missions” to do once you’re there.
oddly enough, this seems to work.
Oh no TEB. I hope you feel well soon.
Got my caffeine going and trying to convince my mind that it has to get actual work done.
Thanks for the compliment EssBee!
At work at 6 this morning — hoping to get some shite cleared off my desk today.
It’s Friday somewhere.
Sorry about the cold TEB
Okay, I find THIS interesting.
Seems that in an interview this morning, ABC tried to find some “foreign policy” substance in Ms. Palin and came up empty.
What has me feeling “uncomfortable” is that the article I read about it has been EDITED since I first read it.
The initial article (as appearing on Yahoo) was titled ” Palin tries to defend qualifications in interview” and it was all about how she couldn’t answer basic questions and had no idea what the “Bush Doctrin” (the biggest reversal in US foreign policy EVER) was.
So I had made a tiny url of that page to share with you guys … but when I just checked the URL before sending it I found the article had been changed. Now it’s emphasis is all about “climate change” and the foreign policy stuff is underplayed and moved to the bottom of the article.
I still have the original article in my cache so I am able to compare it with the “new” version.
Even more fun. I just did a search for “Palin tries to defend qualifications in interview” and you get a bunch of links … but when you click through about 2/3 of them you get an article with a Headline about her views on climate change NOT the headline that appears in the search results.
We’re all still here… good…
Fear of the Blue Planet.. WTF?! I was wondering why there was a song about MUR, and then finally heard the whole SMURF sound. We need some songs about MUR… I think…
This is funny. An interesting meme shows up on an anti-Spore site.
a “Rick roll” hidden in a bible quote … nice touch.
I thought Jack’s podcast rant disguised “Rick Roll” was a nice evolution of this stupid joke and things like this are actually make me turn from loathing the “Rick Roll” to looking forward to seeing what clever way it may be unleashed next.
I’ve got to talk to my buddy at NASA and see if we can’t get shuttle astronauts to “Rick Roll” mission control. heh.
Yes Ladies and Gentlemen, this is why I think politics need a new revamp.
This could be our next Dan Quayle
jj: That would be awesome!
Here’s an incredibly creative video from Sia. It gets very interesting about halfway through.
JOe, that is scary — truly scary!
Just saw a clip from the ABC interview of Palin on CNBC. It was a “zero substance” sound bite of her sounding tough and saying we shouldn’t let people give Nukes to terrorist. (well duh!)
Nothing like the info I read this morning.
Why didn’t they play the clip of her once again stating that she had insights into recent Russian actions because “They’re our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.”
I need to turn to the Weather Channel like the rest of America and ignore anything else.
I think we need a song about Mur’s clit. *That joke’s for the old timers*
That was an interesting experience. I took a Tylenol cold daytime and it knocked me out worse than the nighttime. I went to brush my cat, then next thing I know over two hours had passed. Not sure how my husband can take them when he’s got a cold. Now I’m going to try to do some work in a drug addled haze.
So another person on the bus with a Thundercats T-shirt, a woman in fact.
Maybe Should I start keeping score.
Try and take it easy TEB, colds shouldn’t be underestimated.
TEB – That wasn’t the medicine. That is an ancient cat “mind melding” technique. Given your weakened condition, that cat was able to project itself into your mind and control you body.
Don’t be surprised if you discover your pantry filled with cat treats and your next visa bill filled with charges for cat toys!
TEB, you don’t work during a cold, you sleep. It didn’t have to be the meds that knocked you on your ass.
If you can’t sleep, watch a movie. In bed. One you’ve seen many times before. The only other thing to do is drink, as much as you can stand. It really helps the symptoms. Plus, your body consumes vast amounts of fluids making snot, so you get dehydrated and feel even worse.
Many people confuse a cold with flu. If you’re feeling icky for more than 24-48 hrs, it’s flu. And yes, that’s worse.
Sorry. I was a chemist. I worked in pharmaceuticals. I still get irked when people don’t take illness seriously.
You should see me when people pretend to illness they don’t have, or want antibiotics for viruses.
And don’t get me started on doctors 😛
Well even colds can get nasty, especially if you keep up strenous excercising.
JOe, here’s something you may have already seen on Palin:
The Canadian election is illegal, and it doesn’t even crack the news.
But what kind of toothpaste Palin might use, that would make the ticker…
Yes, Palin is now an even bigger media darling than “celebrity” Obama. And the left’s failure to capitalize on any of the frighteningly ignorant and extreme statements from both is why they’re behind in the polls. Well – that, plus hundreds of years of good ol boy racism amongst the general population.
It IS kind of funny to see this duo ready to simply take the relay baton from the Bush admin, yet preach on a platform of change and reform. Ummmm. . . ?
OK, enough politics out of me for today. Bah. That’s not even what I’d dropped by here to post.
Another Deadpan friend is in Houston, waiting out the storm – and blogging her experiences. She said she may even set up a webcam. (Crap I’ve completely spaced on the alias she uses when she posts comments here.) Anyway:
CP: Disappointed — George Hrab
Jack, politics is just awful. Because you care, you need to care, you should care, but caring makes you want to go around and smack people so bad.
Not for their opinion, that you can stomach, but for either blatantly lying or not caring.
I don’t need another reason to hate humans 😛
Yea. Finally caught up on blog comments. It’s not work, but given the pain I’m in I’m so calling it work for the victory party. Boom de ada, Boom de ada…
Now, to email…
Someone dissects the BSOD iTunes crashes on Vista:
Thx Ditto, I haven’t had the BSOD problem yet, but iTunes 8 seems much slower on my Vista system then version 7.
Apple is eeeeeeeeeevil? How shocking. They never mention that in the commercials.
Crashtime chamomile indeed.
CP: Hitchin’ A Ride — Green Day
I really dig everything I’ve heard from the band Grizzly Bear. /tweet
Speaking of Apple – I’ve Googled to figure out what to do with a clicking iPod. The most common solution? “Just hit it”. One guy said he dropped his iPod out of a 3rd story window and it stopped clicking. sigh.
Clicking? How so?
Well if it’s a iPod with a HD, then it could indicate pending failure.
yeah, i mainly notice it when it’s connected via USB. not a good sign. i guess i’ll have to find a tall building somewhere.
i guess i should use capital letters.
Holy crap, it’s been a long afternoon of tumbleweeds.
Actually Jack If it’s the HD then it will click when you first turn on your ipod, and first access a new song. Also look for it to lock up more often, and have trouble accessing files, as well as when you transfer files from the computer.
I’m speaking from experience, my first ipod died do to HD failure after I bounced it off of the concrete and asphalt a couple times. I invested in a rubber case for my 2nd ipod after that :).
CD: Big Bear Black Stout from Bear Republic Brewery
It’s a decent stout. More character than Guinness but less than other stouts I really enjoy. Other people enjoy it a lot, based on it’s review at Beer Advocate:
I keep meaning to buy some of that ‘miracle’ fruit, which after eating makes Guinness taste like chocolate milkshake:
Pity it’s so expensive.
Just don’t tell the Beer Police, things could get nasty.
‘Evil’ Apple strikes again:
Can’t have you bypassing iTunes for managing and downloading podcasts…
Don’t normally watch much football, but my alma mater (Montana State) is playing the local team(University of Minnesota) today. Still, not going to pay $25 to go down to the dome for the game. I’ll watch on tv…
I’m thinking the Gophers will beat up my Bobcats, but there’s always hope. MSU defeated the Buffaloes in Boulder a couple years back. I made sure to give Alvie a hard time over that one over a greasy spoon breakfast when I was in CO later that year…
From what I’ve been able to gather from those who stayed in the area, it sounds like my home is probably OK. The biggest question is when power will be restored. There’s a couple million without power and it’s expected to take a couple of weeks to get everyone back on the grid.
Good to hear the potential of no damage Ed. Sorry about the other. No super hero likes to be powerless.
JB – that reminds me. I need to rent a Bobcat.
Van, your chocolate Guinness link led to a news story about a political assassin.
I kinda dig this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmUQHScOK9c
Ed, thanks for the good news/bad news. I hope you have a better good news ratio, when you do get back home. Here’s our other Houstonian friend’s update: http://www.disability-411.com/?q=blog/1
Have a good Saturday, Panimaniacs.
Cool links, Jack.
Well if at first you don’t succeed:
Still the assassin, Van, but that’s a good story too!
I don’t know. I think Van’s trying to tell us something.
Try, try, again:
Take that weird antitinyurl demon.
Saw this pair tonight:
Just trying to get to 169 before the day flips. Cause I can be like that.
wethinks ike is trying to drown us too
169 is fun.
Happy Sunday, all.
It’s been rather wet here all weekend long, though I don’t suspect we can blame this on Ike…
Well the weather can be spookily connected. They were blaming the downpours in parts of the UK to hurricane Gustav.
Just watch out for those quantum butterflies flapping wings.
Well, hopefully we knocked Ike down a bit before The Smarty Hotties had to deal with it.
So far, we’ve got about 2 million homes (including mine) without power. Looks like I’ll be spending another day at least in San Antonio before I try to make it home.
Definitely glad I don’t live in Galveston.
Morning Pan, I’ll just give the tumbleweeds a tickle.
tickle, tickle, tickle.
Well I hope they enjoyed that.
*tee hee hee*
Well a definite nip in the air this morning as autumn gets into it’s groove.
Ed, I’m glad to hear your home is okay. Nothing worse than worrying about your livelihood. Especially when insurance companies become complete ass holes.
Aren’t they always like that when it comes to claims?
So with all respect Jack, I’ve had to bump Lindsey Lohan ahead a slot on my Myspace page friends list. Sorry.
Anyone mourning David Foster Wallace today? I think “Infinite Jest” is probably the only thing on the planet more fucked up than Southland Tales. All though the preview I saw for The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus looks like it might be in the running too.
I’d bring up “Across the Universe” but the music was too well played for me. The rest of the movie made no sense but thats what happens when you turn the Beatles catalog into a narrative.
Have you ever gotten into a conversation with someone, and like halfway through you realize, “Holy crap, this person is a total fucking idiot.” But you continue the conversation anyway agreeing totally with them like you know exactly what they’re talking about, just because you’re looking for the quickest, most polite exit to said conversation? And then you try to avoid the person from then on without actually looking like you are avoiding them, and actually end up in other conversations that attract other complete fucking idiots, and you end up with this reputation as like a nice guy… And you mean to be a nice guy anyway but in truth you’re pretty sure everyone around you is completely fucking off their rocker, and you sometimes wonder either what happened to the gene pool or what was God thinking or whatever when he surrounded you with such a crowd of complete and utter douchebags? People that make you want to hang around with the mentally handicapped because at least they make you laugh?
Does that make me a narcisist or just an active but unwitting member of society?
By the way, have you noticed that when you take the “L” out of “Palin” you get “Pain?”
Dub – narcissist.
It’s the start of another joyous week. Oh. Yea.
Should I just agree with Dub, I should I back away slowly.
Breathe, Dub. Breeeeeeathe. 😉
CP: The Sun Smells Too Loud — Mogwai
Less is more.
CP: Goblin Hunter (episode 5 of Clonepod)
Dub: I don’t know. It depends on whether the person is a completely ignorant fucktard or not. I may (violently) disagree with someone, but if they have good reasons for their opinion I’m not likely to dismiss them. If they are just a fucktard then I (sometimes) feel it’s my duty to fuck with them.
BTW, I don’t think you are a narcissist. They never question themselves.
Van: Yes, yes it is. I love GNU’s less. 😉
I fogot to include the link to the Mogwai song:
Of course they may think you are a fucktard and are just trying to be polite.
I blame relativity.
Me? A fucktard? Only when I feel *nice*. 🙂
Okay wet shavers users, assuming you shave everyday, how long do your razor blades last?
I only occasionally use razorblades anymore. Typically, I toss them after about 3 uses.
I can kind of relate to what Dub said. Typically, I’m pretty much none confrontational. I figure that most people’s opinions are rooted into a lifetime of experience and any passing conversation I might happen upon will do little to change minds and most likely just cause irratation. So in some situations I end up nodding my head in agreement to try and keep the conversations as short as possible. But sometimes, the wackos have never been treated politely and all of a sudden, you become their new best friend. *shrug*
On the topic of razors, I usually pick a new one every week, I usually don’t shave on Saturdays.
I saw “Death Race” with the Misses on Friday. I liked it, a lot. It’s one of the few movies that actually better than the trailer makes it out to be. Yes it is fairly predictable, the character types have been done a dozen times. But the movie is enjoyable, the action intense and the acting is a notch above for a high budget B movie.
RE: human race
is why I now have to avoid clock towers … the temptation would be too great.
Maybe of interest to some:
Never got into Pink Floyd…
Van: That’s sad about Wright. Pink Floyd is one of my favorite bands, though I never really got into their psychedelic stuff.
CP: The Pit of Carkoon/Sail Barge Assault — John Williams
Thanks for passing that on, Van. I’ve always loved PF.
That is sad about Wright. I’ve always liked Pink Floyd, although I never bought any of their albums. There are a hand full of bands that my 73 year old dad and myself can listen too and both enjoy equally. Pink Floyd would be one. Led Zepplin and The Who would be the others.
Oh damn. . . . thx for the link, Van. Gilmour and Waters always got a lot of the credit for Pink Floyd’s genius — and they both deserve all the accolades they got — but Richard Wright’s piano abilities were just phenomenal. If you ever listen to “Great Gig in the Sky” without the screaming vocals, you can hear what a truly beautiful piece of music he’d written. Bummer.
Kewl space news:
Could have been some poor Aliens switching on their version of the LHC.
Ass water rears (ba-dum-dum) it’s ugly head!
Hey, Deadpan. I am home. Found out yesterday that I’m one of the lucky 25% of the greater Houston area that has power again. So, we rolled in a couple of hours ago. We definitely got away lucky. Part of my fence is blown away and several shingles off the roof. Not even enough to bother with insurance.
Both my neighbors had parts of their roofs ripped down to the plywood and got a lot of water leaking in. Even though my area was only lightly hit, it’s clearly going to be several days before “normal” is even an idea in people’s heads.
Glad to hear about that, Ed!
I glad to see you family safe Ed, that is good news. Poor Galveston though, although I would expect that most residents know of the risk of hurracane.
Good to hear Ed!
Re: Pink Floyd
I can still remember the time and place I first ever heard Pink Floyd. I was at “band camp” at a college. It was night and I was trying to set my clock radio when I stumbled across the campus radio station. They had just started side 2 of Dark Side of the moon.
I was terrified and amazed.
I had been such a victim of “top 40 radio” I simply didn’t know there was anything else.
I wanted to run and call all my friends in to my room to hear this … this sound, but I was afraid to move for fear it would stop and I might never know what it was.
After that, Pink Floyd played a major part in my life for almost a decade after that.
Discovering GOOD music can be a life altering event.
I was a freshman in high school when that happened btw
Good news Ed.
Not sure any music has altered my life.
Good story, JJ. I was 14 when I discovered Dark Side, and yeah, I just couldn’t stop listening to Brain DamageEclipse. I can think of a small number of albums that have made a permanent impact on my perceptions of art and life in general.
Thanks for sharing your good news, Ed! I, for one, am relieved that you didn’t have to deal with the power outage and property damage stress.
Glad you are safe and sound Ed!
For me, Pink Floyd is a friend memory. One of my best friends is a fanatic, and has all of the band members’ faces tattooed on his left arm. I didn’t know much about the band until 1989 — freshmen in college. He introduced me to them, and I was hooked forever. Now, every time I hear them, I think of Rich!
CFT: Interzone 218
I’m gonna get all emotional. I just got Vanamonde’s last Greasy Jelly Bean prediction.
CP: Erotic City (Prince Cover) – Culture Prophet
CP: Next to You — The Police
Can’t agree with this more:
“The current administration has spun, folded, and mutilated science and scientific research since practically day one, letting ideology trump reality. If the next president does nothing but let science do its thing unfettered, then the situation will be dramatically improved.”
— Phil Plait
Very wise words, but I doubt that poltical meddling in Science would stop even if the Democrats win.
Didn’t say it wouldn’t.
I don’t have a specific memory of hearing Pink Floyd for the first time. It was simply one among the many bands I got to know from listening to my parents’ radio station selections. However, I did attend a screening of “The Dark Side of Oz” with friends during college.
I’m really glad to hear your house got through the storm so well, Ed.
Van isn’t going to win by default goshdarnit!
Okay, he’ll probably win, but, he’ll be winning over actual competition…
I agree, JB!
After I sent in my guess for the last GJB, I clear the reminder from Outlook. *sniff*
…and as the Jelly Bean was laid upon the pyre, the smell of burnt sugar filled the air. Even as the tears welled up in my eyes, my stomach growled and I thought of toffee…
Alas! Earwax. . .
I believe the GJBG going away is about as likely as the Farpoint Recap never coming back.
Good to hear everything turned out ok Ed.
Farewell, Greasy Jelly Bean, Greasy Spoon. I bet our friend Evo never knew what he was getting into when he agreed to be a surprise guest voice on Really Big Things. The Happy Chef, the diner noises, the nipples/comments/bellybuttons/shitzus/whatever… they will always be remembered. 🙂
Welcome to the Fruit Moon; more commonly known as the Harvest Moon.
Just to be clear, Ambassador – I hadn’t planned on retiring the Comments Game, just the Jelly Bean game.
Uh, Amy, I think it is only the jelly bean game going away.
Am I mistaken, Jack?
wow, that was almost in the right order…
Morning Pan, even in these dire days of the credit crunch, there is always somebody with a lot of money to splash about:
In an effort to have some good weather in the UK I’ve invested in a pair of waterproof walking boot that should beat the jinx of leaky shoes…
Hey Van – I hope your new boots aren’t squeaky.
Getting round midnight here. Goodnight musk.
Yes a squeaky van is a truly horrible prospect…
Oh, sure, spoil the new episode before i can listen to it this morning 🙂
It’s a beautiful day in the neighbourhood
Would you be my?
Oh! My mistake. I didn’t realize it was only Greasy Jelly Bean that was retiring. Sorry about that. I’m glad we’ll still have Greasy Spoon Comments, though. 🙂
Well that is the 64 penny question…
Very very clever version of Still alive in Typography:
I was humming the tune as I watched.
having people over tonight so going to do lots of baking today 🙂
Will the incliude cookies TEB?
Weeds finale…oh what a tease.
apricot almond florentines
Compared to this guy playing Tetris I’m an arthritic 3 legged tortoise:
No spoilers, Van!
*yawn* more ning
CP: Step Out — The Dudley Corporation
CP: Beware! Criminal — Incubus
CP: The Chillcast #129
Re: Financial Mess
Greed and lack of oversite during the Regan years led to bank failures … which cost the taxpayers and led to laws to keep that from happening again.
Laws that were the re-written by banking industry lobbiests FOR the Republican controlled congress during the first years of the Bush Administration.
8 years later our financial system is right back in the dire straights it was in following the Regan years … and your tax dollars are once again going to cover the losses instead of going towards health care, or education or helping us get off the dependence on foreign oil.
I continue to be baffled at why “conventional wisdom” says that Republicans are better for the economy or investors. Actual data shows that to be completely false.
Then again … polls show that 50% of Americans believe Saddam had something to do with 9/11 – even after the Bush Administration has admitted he didn’t.
okay then … somebody get us back to talking about cookies.
JOe: Amen, my brother.
CP: Evo @ 11 #6 — kinda liking this podcast so far
CE: not cookies
There have been so many things go wrong that were preventable in politics and finance and in the public perception for long that I kind of feel numb to it all. I don’t even have the energy to complain about it anymore. So I say, check all the facts, and cast your vote. Then after the election, make those elected live up to their promises. If that doesn’t work, maybe we should all invest in some land in Montana, and some canned foods and guns with plenty of ammo.
I haven’t gotten caught up at all, but it looks like this article might be a decent conversation fit:
Had to sneak out and get some Grand Marnier for my flortines. Cookies in the oven doing what cookies do.
TEB is for cookie, that’s good enough for me.
(The cappuccino cookies sound delicious)
OK — I have a massive thing I gotta do here. Back later.
That article was “on the money” Jack. Bleh! Money and politics. Let’s talk cookies. 🙂
I wonder if there is a receipe for cricket cookies? I bet if I google it I’ll find one.
Yep, first hit is for “Chocolate Chirpie Chip Cookies.” I knew the internet wouldn’t fail me.
They’re from the Keebler factor at the ghetto side of town.
Back from lunch. Sushi is yum.
Van, you melt some chocolate, put the grand marnier in it and make a drizzle for the florintines
The ideas this nation was founded on came from the most cosmopolitan people of their day, the founding fathers, who believed in science, who looked to Europe for wisdom, and who had no use for ignorant hicks like Bush and Palin.
Bill Maher rules. Back to the cookies.
CP: Closer to Fine — Indigo Girls
Did you know that when you take the “L” out of “Palin” you get “Pain”?
CP: Guns In The Sky — INXS
CP: This Week in Science
So did anyone watch the market today? Maybe I need to buy stock in yo-yos. First it was down from lingering concerns about AIG, then it when up as the Fed said they might give AIG some bucks, then it when down when the Fed said they’d keep the interest rate unchanged, then it when back up when investors learned the Fed thinks they’ll see moderate growth. Somedays I feel like the economic health of this country is guided by the whims of a 5 year old boy.
I’m just wondering how safe my savings are at HBOS, it’s been doing rather badly of late.
This is the ADD market.
Maybe we could talk quantum mechanics instead? I’ve got more chance of understanding that…
Where do they put the wrenches?
With the strings.
Not sure what tonight shall hold, Fox playtime for certain, after Fox bedtime… I dunno.
I had a super-productive chunk of weekend recording (Jack you got BOTH bit s of content, no?) and editing.
Still need to do major work on RBT for the relaunch I promised everyone at NME, luckily the Survivor’s Giude on which I promised it has yet to air…
The McPain Campaign… I like that. I knew somehow I could turn this whole thing into a big McDonalds joke.
shhhhh.. don’t mention stock market when Hugh is around
Re: Understanding the stock market
Fuck. I live with a guy who has worked for the Board of Trade for almost 20 years and I still dont get most of what he tells me. But then again I do have him around to translate economy talk into plain old english for me 🙂
Re: McCain and Palin
thanks, but no thanks
yum!! I need to go make cookies now!!
JB: Got it. Give Fox a high 5 from me.
McPain = funny idea, Dubshack. The Republicans’ favorite prez evAr was named Ronald. Just a thought.
Secretary of State Hamburgler?
High Five! Done!
Hey Y’all. Skipped working out tonight . . . now sitting on the couch w/ feet up.
I was talking on the phone to my mom.. correction.. my mom was lecturing me on the phone so I decided to fuck with an old pic of me in photoshop while I listened intently to my lecture
*crosses fingers and pays homage to wordpress Gods*
You are entirely tooo cute in that picture.
No wonder Hugh went ga-ga!
ditto and j0e- *swooon* to yous toos! 😉
I was the one who went ga-ga. Hugh played the ultra cool punk rock guy who had no time for swooning girlies. I fell for it like a ton of bricks.
Speaking of Hugh.. gotta go meet up with him now 🙂 he’s at work.
JohnBoze: HUZZAH!!! I’m excited about hearing more stories from the world of RBT. 🙂
Actually this is revamping and making more novella-length out of the existing experimental shorts. There will be a Podiobooks release (though Tee claims I ought to be able to put the original up, Evo & I are unsure on whether that would fly). There will also be a Really Big Podcast, for which the RBT revamp will be but one part.
When I get much, much closer to pulling the trigger on this bad boy, there will be some “Pilot” episodes I will make leading up to Episode 1 proper, and the “Pilots” will appear in some other feed that is convenient and on which I am told I can have time on. I let you ponder just which feed might do such a boon for me.
Rest assured, the revamps will still include all the events you know, plenty of Really Big Things, and lots, and LOTS of bodily fluid events…
Why unsure JB? I’m looking forward to be able to listen to RBT in one go.
That photo makes you look vampish TSH (in a cute way).
Morning Pan, the Sun is peeking from the clouds, and means it’s the perfect time to see a movie about the Holocaust (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas).
Oh my gawd…..nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!:
Part of me is twitching uncontrollably at that particular prospect. I don’t actually know the Artemis Fowl books, so I can’t really speak to the writing quality.
But the other part of me is saying, “Oh hell yeah I’m buying it when it comes out.” I always found “Mostly Harmless” depressing and disappointing and I was waiting breathlessly for “Salmon of Doubt” (the actual novel) for a year after his death. Some kind of denial thing there, I guess. What we got out of that was somewhat disappointing as well.
I don’t think I’d have nearly so much twitching if he was having a go at Dirk Gently, I wonder why that is?
We’ll have to wait and see, I suppose, and if it winds up sucking we’ll have to hold out hope for success in the revisiting of “Last Chance to See” that Stephen Fry was speaking about doing with Mark Carwardine on his Podgram a while back…
Well, Evo thought the original, in it’s 5-7 minute format was a bit short for what people are looking for in a Podiobook. Personally, that would be a concern but mainly I’d be thinking about some inconsistencies and errors I made due to it having been recorded in process.
The most glaring of those is when Erik first talks to Suzette about how the process is supposed to work he speaks as though some fairly random person is doing the pill handoff . Later on, though, it is fairly clear that both Erik and Suzette know Jack pretty well…
With the revamp not only can I fix those sorts of things, but I can flesh out detail where I skimped due to the time restraint I was artificially placing on myself. Also, I can get all of the episodes recorded at the same listening quality. Since in theory some listeners of the Podiobook will be listening to the story for the first time not having any idea who I am or knowing details of how the serial came about, I don’t want them disappointed in the first couple episodes and unsubscribing.
morning is broken
JaJ – Don’t just sit there… Fix it.
JB- That would have to be Wander Radio … right??? lol.
ok … I’ll try.
everybody stand back …
“Paddles … CLEAR ….”
… anything ?
I think you might have broken mine with that too, JOe. Try again, man.
Van, how’s the iPhone?
Maybe I shouldn’t have tried that with the “Wii Home Defibulator Â® “.
That’ll do it! No doubt!
Uh Oh …
According to the on-line help and it tells me I should connect the patient onto the net and make sure I have the most current firmware update.
I got a bad feeling about this morning.
iPhone much better since 2.1 firmware update. Although the DP website can still crash Safari from time to time.
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas was very moving but not one to see if you are on a date….
“morning is broken”
Now I have that God awful song playing in my head. Thx JOe.
CP: Alla This — Ani DiFranco
(via KEXP Song of the Day)
CP: Independence Day — Ani DiFranco
CP: Intervention — The Arcade Fire
Awesome rant from Robert Smith:
I was able to avoid it until you pointed it out, Rhettro. Thanks, buddy!
ZP puts Spore under the microscope:
That’s what I’m here for Ed. 🙂
Rhett – I was hoping to avoid that by saying “is” instead of “has”. I guess i just got too close to the flames.
CAn I knotz haz morn ninz haz broKin ?
I believe the Judy Collins version is the one that is cringe worthy, the Cat Steven’s one isn’t so bad.
As a community service I am going to make sure you know what is going on in the stock market. You non-American’s might need to know as well.
This one is not political … it is financial.
Sunday, one of the 5 biggest banks in America (“Lehman Brothers”) declared bankruptcy. Another of the top 5, “Merrill Lynch” was going to do so as well but “Bank of America” agreed to take them over.
Last night, “AIG” another of the top 5 and the largest Insurer in America was give a 2 year loan for $85 BILLION dollars by The Government, effectively making the Taxpayers the new owners.
That leaves only 2 of the majors left.
This concerns everyone because these companies have their finger in every pie out there. You might not do anything with them directly but your bank, employer, or insurance company probably does.
Currently, there is no concensus among the talking heads as to whether this bailout is a good thing but they do agree that the situation is dire.
Oh, and the Dow Jones is currently down another 293 points
BTW: without that $85 billion to cover their expensis … AIG was going to go belly-up as well.
So why are these giants in such trouble?
This stems from the home loans mess.
Technical explanation –
There were laws in place to keep these banks from insuring all of the BAD home loans that the regional banks had acquired. However, loopholes written into the regulatory laws in 2001, allowed these companies to place “off the record” bets (“credit swaps”) with the regional banks covering the loans. In essence, if the loans went bad then the major banks would be left having to “pay up”.
The loans weren’t bad.
Simple explanation –
The banking industry was put in charge of regulating themselves and let their greed be their guide.
weren’t = WENT
The loans WENT bad.
Heh. Kinda funny:
Thanks for the info JOe. On one hand I think it’s crap that the American tax payers have to bail out this mismanagement. But letting AIG and their ilk go belly up would probably cause more indirect pain. So with the choices being lots of pain or whole lots of pain I guess I go with the former. I’m hoping, but not expecting, that this will be last of the finance collapse.
Rhettro – While I would agree that AIG’s collapse would seem to be a bad thing, that $85 billion does not insure that they are out of the woods. It is only a 2 year loan and their debts extend much much farther then that.
Also, hearing now that the last 2 of the big banks might “merge” to keep from sinking.
Political/historical discussion –
The S&L scandal flourished because a congressional oversight committee “looked the other way”. The infamous “Keating 5” received millions in gifts from the banks that eventually failed. Things like such private jet flights around the country during their re-election campaigns.
One of these “Keating 5”, was John McCain.
In the end he managed to avoid any jail time on a technicality. At that at time, there were no laws specifically stating that a congressman couldn’t receive hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of services from a company he was overseeing … as long as those services weren’t in that companies line of business.
With financial crises repeating itself, I just don’t feel that he is the person we need to put in charge of fixing a financial situation this potentially devestating.
With that out of the way –
here is a picture of a synthaseizer made out of chocolate.
and here is a picture of a chocolate Lab –
and last but not least … a woman covered in chocolate.
crises? What crises? 🙂
Women covered in chocolate? What were we talking about again? LOL
It’s definitely not a simple or easy business. And there’s no shortage of blame to go around:
Thanks for that excellent, depressing summary of the beginning of the end, Justa J0e. Should we shave mohawks now and start patrolling the highways for food and fuel?
CP: Love Spreads — The Stone Roses
Ed: It’s a mess. Of that, there is no doubt.
CP: Life Being What It Is — Kaki King
CP: Ball and Chain — Social Distortion
C-PIMM: Indeterminate Tori Amos tune.
CP: Anthem — Rush
If you thought Wingin it 3D lasted a long time checkout:
8 years down, 992 years to go…
Oh, I glanced over at the Wingit3D site and noticed they have a special Dragon Con episode. I may have a listen later.
Why would they do a Dragon Con ep of WI3D… The only one that was there was Brian. Debbie is joining a some what new show called “Evo at 11″… “It’s a Spinal Tap joke”, says Evo. A show starts with a joke that we have to be told is funny. 🙁
I know what is sadder…
The facted that Wing it in all it forms is dead or that Mike and Evo keep dragging in back from the grave every few months.
People just let the show die. It’s gone…
Well, after Jack mentioned his appearance on the show a few weeks ago, I started listening. I doubt it’s really going to be Wingin It again. Evo’s show is considerably more laid back and conversational. Debbie is a regular. Jack had made a few appearances and Eliza was on the latest one. I think it has a lot less pressure and expectation associated with it and it comes across better.
Yeah, Evo@11 is a lot more laid back. If Evo did a version of “Moldawer in the Morning” it would be a lot like Evo@11 is. As far as the DC special edition of Wingin It 3d goes, Mike and Co had already said that they may through out the occational episode if they feel inclined.
Don’t hate, Trucker, congratulate.
How is everyone this afternoon?
When I met Evo he was selling it as Wingin It 3D now with Evo…
I will say that with Ed and Essbee sending it love… I will have to try Evo thing.
I just heart broken after wingin it. It’s should have ended better… I looked at the show notes for Wing it at D*C…
It’s got Brad and Brain and Tabz… All people I like but I just can’t go back there. Emily in Ohio said it, With out Eliza Sea, it not the same.
I need my Eliza fix…
flaming ponys…. mmmmm….
I got little pod crush on Eliza but she knows about it. lol
I would like to take this moment to announce that my anus hurts.
okay… it got Jack and Eliza……
Man want to hate show but know can’t…
I am letting the love in…
Amy I heard your promo for stories from the FPN on Omega the Novel today. Very cool… I like your fic alot. I am glad to there is going to be more of it.
Dub, had to get gas?
Please, everyone resist planetary jokes.
Dub, I think I speak for everyone in sending positive thoughts for your anus.
I’ve enjoyed myself every time I’ve sat in for an Evo@11 recording.
I like that WordPress assumes Evo@11 to be an email address.
Yes… Dubshack!!! please let my love enter your annus! You know you want to!
*Spock voice* “Launching probe now Captain.” */Spock voice*
*Spock voice* “Fascinating, Captain. There is no light detected by the probe. I theorize this is in fact, where the sun don’t shine” */Spock Voice*
Wow, lots to catch up on.
JohnBoze: Oh. Well, it’s still really cool news. I’m especially looking forward to the Really Big Podcast. 🙂
I agree with Tee about putting the original version of RBT up on Podiobooks. There is precedent for it. The first two seasons of Duel of the Fates, and the first 15 episodes of A Different Point of View, are up on Podiobooks as standalone books, and their episodes are as short as, or even shorter than, the original RBT episodes. On the other hand, I encourage you and support you in your efforts to go back and fix inconsistencies and generally spiff up the story, and I look forward to the results. 🙂
Re: Hitchhiker’s Guide news:
Sci-fi fan that I am, my initial reaction to the news about the new H2G2 installment was a big “DO NOT WAAAAAAAAAAAAANNT!!!!” I don’t think anyone (except maybe Terry Pratchett, but even he has a slightly different writing style) could possibly fill Adams’ shoes. But I’m sure my curiosity will get the better of me, and I’ll read the book anyway.
Trucker Overdrive: Thank you!!! I’m so excited that my promo has been heard!
Amy! Do I have your promo? (sorry if I do. You know I’ve been extra-spacey of late)
Jack: The promo is for the serial that I launched in Deadpan #100. I thought putting the promo in the same podcast that the actual serial episodes are in would be… recursive. But hey, we’re all about bizarre humor like that here at the Deadpan! I’ll send you the promo right away. 🙂
Amy, it’s been slow going on the revamp, partially I just have a faulty motivator…
But until then, just maaaayyyyyyybbbbeeeee…
Maybe there’s other… stuff.
Chickens are rather smelly…
I’m rippin’ me some Veronica Mars from Netflix…
Well, not permanently, I just rip to iPod-compatible and throw it away when I return…
Wait, I’ve gone into this here already, haven’t I?
Where is everybody? I’m just sitting here notwriting, and I could use some company…
I know, I should be in with the Twitter SOLIDARITY crowd…
ABC’s of Autumn
Actually, the Northwest Como Booya was always around this time, but it is no more. Maybe I can find one somewhere…
I hate summer.
D- Dad’s B-day, October 3
Okay education is on going and neverending, but come on, autumn will always feel like back-to-school…
F- Fox’s B-Day, October 24
G- Ghosts and Ghouls
Colds are coming back.
You think it’s funny?
J- Jumping into leaf piles
K- The “k” that makes Oktoberfest feel authentic…
L- Love. Met Darcy in Acting I class, Fall semester freshman year
M- Minnesota Wild First preseason game next week. The “X” is getting a whole different kind of slippery on the arena floor compared to last month…
N- Nippy Take that how you will…
O- Oktoberfest beers from the micros…
P- Packing up the wading pool and sandbox toys.
Q – Uh huh, maybe I’ll get back to you on that…
S- Street Fair, outside the first fall recording of Prairie Home Companion every year
T- Television awakens from summer crap
U- Underwear, Long
V- vehicle winterizing?
Okay, a stretch…
W- When do the clocks fall back again, George? Huh? That’s just dumb…
X- Xcel Energy Center. First Wild exhib game next week!
Insert slippery republican joke here.
Y- Yellow leaves.
Actually I am off to bed now, g’night!
Morning Pan, more consecutive JB messages than I’ve ever seen (do chickens stink precooked?)…wow, my waterproof boots are continuing to ward off the rain.
Well my savings appear to be safe for now:
402 – Final GJB tally. Ever. sniff