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…..and I will walk ten thousand miles…
Or is it would?
So in the free paper today was the story about Van Morrison refusing to play at venues unless they ban alcohol sales.
Dispose he lives upto his infamous grumpiness.
Congrats to Rhettro for winning the last GJB.
Van reports on Van.
I speading Dubshacks Annal love.
CITMO: Fringe Eps 2
You think if Fringe goes big people will do piss takes the series by running into huge signs floating in mid air?
So, Trucker fantasizes about Eliza and Dubshack….No! wait! *shudder*
Glaciers rubbing against each other…
Van: They were speaking Scottish so who knows what the hell they were singing. Could have been ‘fould’ for all we know. 😉
Sad day in Celtic Music… The Brobdingnagian Bards go their own ways.
Andrew and Marc have decided to go their separate ways after 13 years of performing together…Damn I am going to miss the fun. (Glad I did go and see them this past May.)
No it is not a messy break up – No fights were involved. Just solo projects dragging them their separate ways…
I am always amazed at how quiet it gets in here after I say something…hmmm
Bunny slept in – didn’t get up until eight. That felt really nice.
Van, I liked the “big letter” way fringe does places. Haven’t seen ep. 2 yet, It’s in my que.
So I installed the new “Genius” from the latest version of i-tunes. I clicked on JMDP and it suggested the following as complimentary songs
So What – Pink
Disturbia – Rihanna
Keeps Gettin’ Better – Christina Aguilera
Hot N Cold – Katy Perry
When I Grow Up – The Pussy Cat Dolls
There were more, but I only mentioned the top 5. I found it a very… interesting list of recommended songs to go with Deadpan. Of course, now it wants me to purchase those songs
I’m getting pissed off with the iPhone. Not sure if it’s the 2.1 firmware update or iTunes 8, but the damn thing won’t follow an On the Go Playlist, it keeps acting like I’m hitting the shuffle button..grrrrr!
Van, when I did my update, just a few days ago, it too messed up my touch. Quite often now, when it goes into sleep mode, if I have something playing, the podcast, or song, etc, will start repeating the spot where it was, sort of like an album skipping.
I’m not impressed either.
Wndr: That sucks
The joys of software updates.
CP: Mind is Ugly — War Tapes
CP: Alligator Skin — Tilly & The Wall
Must be some good drugs in Omaha. 😉
CP: Boots of Chinese Plastic — The Pretenders
Gives new meaning to the phrase ‘heavy breathing’:
Woah, now THAT’s something new. Thanks for the link, ditto!
some people have way too much creativity
Murder Burger? Redrum Reg Rub?
I admit, I didn’t know so I had to look up what a thereminist was
Me either. But I really want to Photoshop an image of Thermos for Obama.
Wasn’t that used in the Forbidden Planet soundtrack?
It was definitely used in the Beach Boys song “Good Vibrations”.
WHAT? No more bards?
I think I’m going to have to go start a riot now. Excuse me.
That sucks, but hopefully we’ll see some fruits from their solo projects soon.
Someday, I will become a master thereminist.
TEB: Fascinating that Deadpan is associated with 5 saccharin-pop girl acts.
That is a shame about the Brobdingnagian Bards. I hope they continue to do well in future projects with fewer syllables.
Marc Gunn has put out several solo CD’s this year. I had the opportunity to review one.
Andrew has very little online presents which makes it difficult to follow where he is going…
They will be missed hopefully this won’t last long…
Theremin’s for the win.
I activated my genius on iTunes…admittedly with much trepidation.
But it makes really good playlists….
Palin Baby Name Generator.
I am Ladel Torque Palin
Mounty Bat Palin here
Rankle Hiway Palin here
Now to take my cat to the vet for his shots
“Rink Rebate Palin” here
I suddenly feel the urge to go lobby the Government for money … tell them how bad they are when they give it to me … and then keep all of it.
I can see an Italian Restaurant from here … I should teach foreign policy.
CP: Out To Get You — James
CP: “Sunday” – Block Party
I can see an Italian, Mexican, Vietnamese, Pan Asian restaurants all from my office window…I am a veteran of foreign affairs with expertise in Asian relations.
CP: Storm — Vanessa Mae
I never had an affair with a foreigner or a veteran.
There is sun outside my window. It makes it very hard to work. Sun. Out there. It could be the last sun for months. Right now.
Oh, wait, that was off-topic…here goes…
Since I am aware of sun, I am a world renowned expert on global warming.
My poor kitty had his shots. As well as a blood test and urine. So am I an expert on animal welfare?
oh wait, I’m Canadian… I don’t have to be an expert because I’m so nice and polite 🙂
Those were awesome shirts ditto.
And did your Canadian kitty get tested for his stick-handling skills and skating ability?
(Yes, I said that with ditto, TEB, AND Marlo Dianne all in the vicinity.)
No, but he did get 2 minutes for unsportsman like conduct when he complained when they tried to take his temperature. With an additional 2 minutes for roughing.
Give that man a package of back bacon and some smokes.
Mmmmmmmmmmmm back bacon.
I bought Marc Gunn’s cat CD a few years back for an ex. She claimed to enjoy it…
Just got back from seeing this lot:
What was funny was the way the members of the group looked at the two men doing the dancing,it was like a diet coke commercial.
CP: Guess Who Batman — Lily Allen
CR (well not at this moment): Spherical Tomi. How weird is that?
Ed: Funny. Actually if BBR had gone forward, I think eventually people would not have been able to distinguish my wife from Eliza. Which is probably more frightening.
I am… Gravel Blood Palin.
… so is she
Just got caught up on The Guild. Very funny stuff. And started watching Gemini Division. Interesting so far. Didn’t like the first episode of Venus Rises.
I like Peter Gabriel and his music very much.
Mr. Gabriel, if you have a robot looking for comments being posted about you and it has pointed you here, I just wanted to say “Thank You”.
Oh … and you should collaborate with Jack Mangan on something. Thanks again.
CP: FCC Song (Fuck You Very Much) — Eric Idle
CP: DWTS (Do What They Say) — Sissy Wish
Little-known-fact, J0e, I once played a dancing plucked chicken in one of Mr. Gabriel’s videos. I don’t know if that counts as collaboration…
Oh a Peter Gabriel / Mangan mash up would be quite tasty! I wonder if PG would mind being interviewed on the Pan? Hmmmm….
Well if I could just find a flying pig…
“Gravel Blood Palin”
Best Name Evar.
The connotations are just amazing.
â€œGravel Blood Palinâ€ and her new album “Bridge to no where”.
I saw that video, Jack. You were great. Almost “life-like” !
No sun yet this morning – I don’t think I like this early morning stuff without the sun.
For the Bards fans, its typical Andrew to take the backburner in presence. Michelle (his new partner) is nice and a bit quiet. I travelled with her from Kansas to Houston a few years back and got to know her a bit. Although I’m sure she thought I was a bit strange 🙂
Marc has always been the hyper one and the one to take on a mouthload of projects more than he can get to at any one time.
Things about their new projects are creeping up on their website and on myspace.
CP: Yesterday’s Democracy Now! Michigan Republican Party plans to suppress poor and African American voters
J0e, Jeremy: LOL! 🙂
On an entirely unrelated note…
ARRRRR!!!! Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day to all me mateys on the Deadpan crew!
Right now, I must set sail for some meetings. I might check in this afternoon, though.
CP(1.FM Flashback Alternatives): Godley & Creme “An Englishman in New York”
CP: Savage Love #100 (dedicated to straight married people)
Arrr EssBee – what ya be have’n fer the BENT married people?
Sorry, JOe, it all be fer the boy-girl types. Arrr.
Ahoy me maties.
Ahoy there yerself ya scarvy Deadpanite!
Aye EssBee, but what about the BENT boy-girl types?
Now there be some treasure!
Where be that TEB lass?
This uns fer her –
What’s was the pirate movie rated? — “Arrr!”
What kind o’ socks does a pirate wear?
Aaargh, JOe, check episodes 1-99. That’s where the bent boy-wench topics arrrr discussed.
A – “Arrrrgyle!”
Q – “What’s the problem with the way a pirate speaks?”
A – – “Arrrrticulation!”
I have found a new jem on tv, and it’s name is Californication. Very, very good show.
I must have this t-shirt:
Pirate day so soon?
That bloody grim reaper is cheating again.
the good news is ye can use yer “Ayephone” !
Watchmen 2. They be kidding?
A pirate walks into the bar with a ships wheel attached to the front o’ his trousers.
The bartender asks, “What the hell is that ships wheel for?”
The pirate says, “I don’t know, but it’s drivin’ me nuts!”
Hollywood: thinking the unthinkable since 19xx…
Crap pirate joke:
What do you get when you mix a pirate with a vampire?
CP: Stephen Fry’s Podgrams *5
I for one welcome our new Russian chess playing overlords.
I think we need an International Talk Like Shatner day.
Speaking of “Talk Like a Pirate Day,” if pirates played video games, do you think they would like “Yars Revenge?”
Do Pirate Physicists make their victims walk the Planck?
Rhettro: She can play with my pawns all she wants. Yarrrrr.
A couple of free ebooks at Tor.com:
You need to signup though.
Arrr, I be glad to see that we be celebratin’ Talk Like a Pirate Day in such a fine manner around here!
Meetings went well. I remembered to talk like a pirate some of the time. I’ll be off in a bit to go and plunder some more booty for the party tonight.
ditto: Check and mate! Agreed. 🙂
If I had my copy of Watchmen handy, I’d post some excerpts of the Pirate story in here.
Amy: Enjoy your party!
Jack: I think they’d torture their victims with a Schoeder’s Cat and nine tails.
Or if I was going to spell it correctly “SchrÃ¶dinger’s Cat O’ Nine Tails.”
What’s an umlaut between pirates..
A little boy is trick or treatin’ on Halloween by himself.
He is dressed as a pirate. At one house, a friendly man asks him, “Where are your buccaneers?”
The little boy responds, “On either side o’ me ‘buccan’ head!”
CP: You Shouldn’t Have Pissed Me Off — Beatnik Turtle
Google is a wonderful thing, but I can’t find a poem that talks about Schrodinger’s Cat in the style of Dr Seuss.
If anyone is up to the challenge, it’s you Van.
God only helps those that help themselves.
Amazing what you can learn from watching Futurama…
So, are we calling for pirate themed contributions for the next Deadpan? Stolen paragraphs from Morevi, Watchmen, etc.?
Would it be cheating to snip some of Tee’s podcast to send in for a stolen paragraph? He’s already done the recording, after all 🙂
Booty to the head, Nah! Nah!
Tee Morris has so gotta co-opt that to promote Morevi. . . something about crossing the Tees and dotting the Ayes.
CP: KEXP Music That Matters, Vol 115
Can someone throw something at Ed…quick now before Jack reads his comment.
Jack: Brilliant! I sure hope Tee’s still reading this.
Off to start doing the cooking for the party. I’m making the fourth edition of my special piratey dinner. I will take pictures. Please remind me to post them to Flickr, if I forget. 🙂
CW: Geekbrief #429
Shimmer (a magazine that prints short stories) are releasing a Pirate theme issue for free:
It’s in pdf and only available today.
A link for guitar and fantasy enthusiest.
I think that’s a Guitar +3 of Shredding, Rhett. Triple wah-wah damage on a natural 20.
I think I’d need to buy a “pick of destiny” for it. LOL
Ew. Carrots rotting from the inside out. Gross. Gross. Gross.
Why, ditto, why??
That’s what I’ve been asking as well. Why? Ew. 🙁
I think you have to throw your head back and shake your fists at the sky when you ask that ditto.
Ahoy thar, me hearties!
Tonight’s party was the best Talk Like a Pirate Day celebration I’ve ever had. There was a ton of food, including nuts, chips, salsa, cookies, crackers and cheese, “ship’s biscuit” baked by me, red beans and rice, fruit salad, grilled Spam, and turkey legs. And, of course, there was rum, and Coke to drink it with. Everyone enjoyed the food, most of my friends got into the spirit of Talk Like a Pirate Day, and I got to play some of my piratey music collection. I had an absolutely wonderful time. 🙂
Harrrr. Tis sounden like a fine time there, me matey!
We’ll be expectin you to make those photos, walk the plank!
Just saw this and felt the need to share.
If you’ll recall, Dick Cheney claimed that the office of the VP was NOT part of the Executive branch and therefore HE was not bound by any of the laws or rules that the President had to abide by.
He also claimed that the Vice President was not part of Congress so he didn’t have to answer to them either.
So a news organization has now put the question to both Biden and Palin – “Is the office of Vice President part of the Executive branch, Legislative branch or neither?”
Biden said it was obviously part of the Executive branch and unlike Cheney, the White House won’t have to hire an army of lawyers and constitutional scholars to skate around something that anyone with common sense has known for 200 years.
Palin’s answer to the same question … “No comment.”
So I just got off watching all the episodes of Californication (so to speak) and HOLY CRAP is that show the fucking shit.
Californication is a great show, as is Dexter.
Hugh sez: But nothing is as good as Mad Men
oh hells no my brotha. Mad Men is da shit, yo
and may I say… *Don Draper swoooon*
Hugh sez: dis bitch be sweatin Don Draper yo
I ain’t sweatin him.
Hugh sez: you sweatin me?
hells yes. I be sweatin you daddy
Hugh sez: mmm mmm mmm
on a related Deadpan side note
We are on a Christopher Moore reading kick
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christs childhood pal
has been read by me and is currently being read by Hugh
Bloodsucking Fiends has been read by Hugh and is now being read by me
Hugh sez: funny shit
I haven’t been laughing as much at Bloodsucking Fiends as i was at Lamb, but still a good book
Hugh sez: word sista
so which Moore book will we read next?
Hugh sez: I think the vampire story continues, I am sure you will want to continue that
Hells yes! But I have a bunch of borrowed books I should read
Hugh sez: oo yeah you have that Devils Apocrypha that looks good
ooooo yeah. I heard that was a good read
and we have a new crop of 33 1/3 book series installments to read from your last Amazon purchase
Hugh sez: Yeah.. ESPECIALLY the one about Afghan Whigs that I can’t beleive you haven’t read yet
OMG!!! I forgot we have that
Hugh sez: you forgot we had a book about Greg Dulli in the house?!?!?! Are you well?
A drive by TSHs posting..cool.
Mad Men is indeed the proverbially dogs bollocks.
Today’s useless tip:
You may find that your liquidizer isn’t liquidizing a high calorie protein bar and you get left with a big lump going round in circles. Simply break the bar up by hand before putting it in the liquidizer and all will be well.
May I pimp the Greg Dulli book here?
The 33 1/3 book series are individual books dissecting an album in its entirety. They are wonderful, fascinating reads
33 1/3 book series:
Hugh sez don’t they have a blog too?
wordpres got me
eh.. fuck it
on to deapdan my dear?
Hugh sez: Hells yes
Hey Van, actually we are here to play by play a bit
I will remember your tip when liquidizing my protein bars
Hugh sez: you liquidize protein bars
errr.. no.. but now hat we have a tip about it maybe we should try
Deadpan 97 continues….
Hugh sez: Holy fuck we’re behind
Hi TSHs, I’ll just sit back and watch you strut your stuff.
I see your ‘s’ and raise you 2 s’s Mr Vanamonde!!!
Hugh sez: your so sexy when you raise an s
ooo.. shoud we do a striptease for Van?
Hugh sez: I am quite sure he would prefer to see you strip then me. So go ahead. I’ll just sit back and watch you strip too.
LOL *smack* 🙂
ummm.. someone is talking
no idea what is happening
someone else is talking now.. a stolen paragraph?
Jack, Jack, Jack
Bring the geek back
dont fix that
Hugh sez: my geek never left
no cheating Dubshack!!!
geekify Gilligans Island
Hugh sez: I remember when we did this!
Hugh sez: *princess leia slave girl swooooooooooooon*
Hugh has to take a whiz 🙂
*boba fett swoooooon*
Insatiable love of the dead
its only a Dumbass moment
Hugh sez: it sounds like he is transmitting from Tattooine (spelling?)
am I going to lose my geek card for not knowing how to spell tattooine properly?
He’s beating the buttons
Hugh sez: that printer got the best of him
no paper in the damn paper
Well I’m leaving on a light railway train. Bye TSHs.
Amy Bowen dumbass memory in Louisville
she stuck the shaft in the hole.. heh.. sorry Amy, I couldn’t resist
Amy that was hysterical.. Hugh is clutching his stomach laughing his ass off 🙂
I’ve done shit like that
Hugh sez: buh-bye
Hugh sez: *swoooon2*
I got sad at the end of the Biff book cuz, Like i know this is going to sound silly.. but he made Jesus so likable. Like he was just this normal really sweet guy who has this whole weight on his shoulders and he was so tortured about it.. and you know what finally happened to him.. it made me sad. I liked Jesus.
Hugh sez: but you didnt like the Jesus in the bible?
well I read the bible in highschool, I was more interested in you in highschool than the bible
Hugh sez: you are a smart lady
🙂 but the bible was so dry.. and it felt like a schoolbook you know? It felt like it was more about everything else, not just the teachings of Jesus. But the Biff book.. made him seem more real, focused entirely on Jesus and made him really likable and sweet. It made me sad when it ended to know what that sweet sweet mans fate was more than the bible did. Teh bible just made me think more only about his death and how I should feel bad about it.. how he died for me and it was all just full of guilt. the bible made me just feel bad that I even existed.
Biff made me feel bad about Jesus the man.. Jesus as the boy growing up and all the normal things he thought that he couldnt experience cuz the angels told him he couldnt. He was just this normal adolescent kid. I cried for him
Hugh sez: all those wasted years of religion class in highschool when if they just made you read Lamb you would of been such a good little catholic girl
do you really think I could of been a good catholic girl?
Hugh sez: LOL. No comment. I thought you were a wonderful catholic girl personally.
I bet you did
sorry about that Jesus tangent I just went on
Hugh sez: say 5 Hail Marys and you will be forgiven
thank you father
climb into my spoon
last 6 nipples!!!
the left one!
Hugh sez: YES! The left one is the good one.. c’mere lefty
stop it! *smack* after deadpan you can play with lefty
Hugh sez: you promise?
Hugh sez: ok I will leave it alone for now.. later my sweet lefty
Hugh sez: yes y child?
*sigh* I need to find the nipples now
Hugh sez: I know where they are, let me show you
not those nipples Hugh!!
Hugh sez: sorry 🙁
Greasy Spoon Nipples Udder Bangles Susanna Hoffs Dickens Comments Cockles Spooges Comment-a-palooza shitzus donkus nose hairs nipples Comments solo nipples privates nipples sphincters comments comments teets areolas nipple comments comments nipples nipples greasy jelly nipple comments nipples through ep 97 phase 1
Smarty HottiesÂ® – 26
The Energizer Bunny – 25
Vanamonde – 20
justa j0e – 19
Mr ditto swooon – 17
Rhettro – 12
Dubshack – 11
Ed From Texas – 8
Rhettro – 8
Leann 2.0 – 6
Trucker Overdrive – 5
Alvie – 4
disgruntled scientist – 4
Thomas – 3
Jackamo – 3 (even though it doesnâ€™t count according to him)
Amy Bowen – 3
Lost Ralph – 3
WNDR wolfie – 2
Addie in boulder – 2
EesBee – 2
psion andy – 1
Leather Clad Mistress of Deadpan – 1
John Boze: 1
g squared – 1
Bunny- silence of the lambs
Van- slop machine? detecting homosexuals?
Bunny- morning pan, busy day
eesbee- southland tales
Greasy Spoon Nipples Udder Bangles Susanna Hoffs Dickens Comments Cockles Spooges Comment-a-palooza shitzus donkus nose hairs nipples Comments solo nipples privates nipples sphincters comments comments teets areolas nipple comments comments nipples nipples greasy jelly nipple comments nipples through ep 97 final
The Energizer Bunny – 27
Smarty HottiesÂ® – 26
Vanamonde – 21
justa j0e – 19
Mr ditto swooon – 19
Rhettro – 12
Dubshack – 11
Ed From Texas – 8
Rhettro – 8
Leann 2.0 – 6
Trucker Overdrive – 5
Alvie – 4
disgruntled scientist – 4
Thomas – 3
Jackamo – 3 (even though it doesnâ€™t count according to him)
Amy Bowen – 3
Lost Ralph – 3
EesBee – 3
WNDR wolfie – 2
Addie in boulder – 2
psion andy – 1
Leather Clad Mistress of Deadpan – 1
John Boze: 1
g squared – 1
Hugh sez: Bunny beat us by 1 silly nipple
1 nipple is not silly
Hugh sez: true. Each nipple is important. You must spend quality time with each nipple before putting them in clamps
ok if you are going to talk about nipple clamps I am going to get very distracted
Hugh sez: later my sweet girl, later
Rhettro won the greasy bean
we’re typo tlaking dittos nipple *swooooon*
I love typo tlak
LOL.. Jack you kill me
Jacks count didnt match ours?!?!??!?!?!?
well only for Rhettro, our different counts didnt change the winner or anything but Jack said Rhett had 17 or maybe 20 and we have Rhett at 12.. eh whatev. We still lost 🙁
Hugh sez: I demand a recount.. I bet Bunny has some dangling chads she is hiding
there are no hard nipples?
Hugh sez: lemme check.. Nope Jack, there are a few hard nipples over here
well they are hard now after you rolled them around in your fingers
Hugh sez: oh “sorry”
🙂 you aint sorry
Hugh sez: no, I’m not sorry at all girly
what the hell do we do now?
He apologizes to people who content he hasnt played yet
send him shit peeps
Jack has a plan, and he is a tease
Hugh sez: No, my balls are no longer blue. Thank God.
LOL.. poor Hugh
awww Gandalf.. how cute
he aint coming back after the music
Jack just took 15 minutes from our lives we will never get back
contents of the back of a police cruiser
dont taz me bro!
is Jack coming back after the music?
Hugh sez: shall we wager some sexual favors?
of course baby 🙂
Hugh sez: Jack IS coming back
Hugh guess: Yes
Dre guess: No
this mash up is teh_awesome
you must go to Gort, and you must say these words
Jack came back! Hughie wins!!!
Hughie sez: no more Hughie.. you will get on your knees and call me Master now
yes master 🙂
oh I love it
Hugh sez: say goodbye to Deadpan babe
goodbye Deadpan 🙂
sleep tight, dont let the bedbugs bite
So todays choice of movie is Tropic Thunder, Miss Petigrew Lives for a Day or Jar City (icelandic thriller).
TSH: I’m so glad you enjoyed my Dumbass Memory in episode 97 so much! I knew there was no way to avoid that story sounding dirty to someone… but I recorded it anyway, because it was funny to me at the time. I’m glad it went over so well!
I enjoyed it too! 🙂
Smarty Hottie sighting!
gotta agree with ASH about the readability of the Bible … at least for a kid. More deep thoughts on that later.
gotta get this morning started.
Could somebody reach over and pump up the volume?
I’ll just stick on the Xenon 2 soundtrack…
Looking forward to deep thoughts on the Bible, JOe. Loved the TSH sighting! How’sit going today, Van?
Just read what I found to be a funny blog post about same-sex marriage. Or maybe a new grassroots (?) movement to protest it in California:
TSH: Yeah, Lamb is an awesome book. It’s sacrilegious and respectful at the same time. It’s definitely one of my favorite Moore books. If you liked that, you should read “The Stupidest Angel”.
Why am I awake this early on Saturday? Oh yea, I ran 3 miles and went back to bed, but couldn’t sleep. Good thing the Pan is always awake. 🙂
Off to the cinema to see Jar City, the novelty of an Icelandic thriller won out.
How crap is my razor? Let me count the nicks….
That would have gotten my vote, Vanamonde. Meaning Jar City, not the crap razor.
It felt good in my cockles to read a brand new play-by-play.
I hope the weekend is good to you all. Stupid best-laid-plans. . . .
Trying to get caught up on two weeks worth of laundry….yea?
*pop* just popping in.
Re – best laid plans. Sing it brother. Sing it!
Re – “Lamb”. I am quite intrigued. I’m going to look for it.
I really liked the film that I think was called “The Last Temptation of Christ”. The one with William Deffo (sp?)
I loved the whole concept of, what if Christ had said, “Mmmmm, maybe not so much with me getting killed. Latta Bros”. I like that sort of alternate timeline treatment with any historical event/person type thing.
Ok … back to doing the dumb things I gotta do … Touch the puppet head.
Well Jar City was good, just don’t expect any suspense about the killer. Biggest yuk moment though was not the murdered people but the scene where the lead detective eats a sheep’s head. Not quite up there with that scene where a live squid is eaten (somebody posted a link a while back) but close.
You can put the first in the don’ttellyourmatesyoudomartialarts category.
As I entered the cinema I sat in front of three woman. Before I realised I may have been blocking their view, they moved further down the row they were sitting on. There was some whispering and then one piped up “I’m only a yellow belt don’t expect me to defend you”. Whether their attention was on me or somebody else in the cinema I cannot say.
-the -first +this
Good story, Van!
Van – Perhaps it was due to your attending the cinema in your full Ninja outfit. That’s gotten you in trouble before.
j0e.. I would love to hear your comments on the bible.
I have no problem with the book, I just think after reading Lamb that maybe someone needs to update the bible to be hipper to “the kids”. I think the bible does read like a textbook and maybe thats because from the moment I first started actually reading it, it WAS my textbook for religion class. I never saw it as anything but another stupid book I had to read for class the next day. I hope that doesn’t offend anyone, I dont mean it as an insult. It wasnt that I thought the bible was a bad book or I was putting it down, or thought less of it, but it was literally a textbook to me.
Later in college I took a ‘bible as fiction’ class which I thought was terribly interesting and did make me appreciate it just a little bit more, but yet again it was my textbook and not a holy book.
Maybe when teaching the bible to kids in highschool, they should just make a textbook about it, maybe that would help.
I was a typical teenager. I was rebeling. I hated all my classes but art. I just wanted to make out with my boyfriend all day and listen to punk music and get high. Science, english, religion, math, spanish, history.. all of them were treated with the same complete disinterest by me. The only things I ever read were the literature books we had to read. I devoured those. I was even in a great books reading group grade 6-12. If they gave me Lamb to read I would of loved religion class. Reading the bible was like reading chapter 7 in the AMerican History book.. I dunno.. maybe it was cuz my parents were not religious I never saw it as more than just another class I had to take and hate. They sent me to catholic school cuz they thought I was trouble, they didnt actually think getting a catholic education was important. All education was important to them (well not for a girl) So again to me religion class was just another class and the bible readings we had to do were just more homework that I didnt want to do.
Jack- the fact that we warmed your cockles makes me sooo happy 🙂 *swoon*
ditto- cool! We will look for that. We have a book backlog right now.. so I gotta read a few borrowed books and shit before getting more Moores books
EesBee- I want to go get remarried now so Hugh and I can be parry A and party B
I hope everyone is well in deadpan land. We’ve got dinner with Hugh’s boss and his wife tonight.
We might be by later again to play by play some more- we’ll see
Oh and back to Jesus for a sec.. I remember going to see Last Temptation of Christ. The whole family went. I did kind of liek that alternate view on events type stuff… you know that whole history is written by the victors, or as feminists like to say its all HIStory and all that.
It doesn’t mean 1 is right or wrong, just makes it interesting to get another point of view, another possibility
Like this book I have to read called Devils Apocrypha which is the events as told from the devils point of view where the devil is actually the good guy. That God and the angels need the belief in them to sustain them, so they found earth and created christianity to sustain them and are sucking life from earth and the devil is the guy who rebelled against that and thought what the other angels was doing was bad.. so its kinda like the devil saying the story was told wrong to make him look bad and he is telling his side now.. I like that sorta thing.. again not saying that this book is right, its just really interesting to read about
ok.. gotta go find my husband now and leave for dinner 🙂
I sure know how to clear a room 🙂
Hugh sez: well I’m still here
you are 🙂 thats all i need
Hugh sez: I bet the tumbleweeds loved your rant
LOL.. I love ranting to tumbleweeds.
Hugh sez: I love your rants
wow you are being sweet. To much wine at dinner?
Hugh sez: I did consume quite a bit of vino didn’t I
you did 🙂
unshow 17 spoiler alert
no aka name
no more nipples
Hugh sez: boo. I want nipples
not literally nipples, just comments
Hugh sez: oh good 🙂 Don’t take the nipples away from me
Jack won a jelly point and is taking himself out to lunch
Hugh sez: you have to put that in quotes so it implies something sexual
Jack is “taking himself out to lunch”
Hugh sez: there you go
pointless inane chattering!!!!!!!
its just a “little pole”
oh “oops” I “meant” to say poll
he would love your content
Hugh sez: I’ve got some content for you babe
LOL. ummmm… *swoooon* I think I might need to get drunky Hugh to bed
Hugh sez: Yes! Take me to bed mama
Hugh and his boss talked about the economy and drank lots and lots of wine
Hugh sez: its the economy stupid!
and they made lots and lots of bad economy jokes
Hugh sez: they were funny! you guys laughed
we did 🙂
ok I am going to try to finish the unshow, but Hugh is quite inebriated 🙂
Hugh sez: Why did God create stock analysts ?
I dont know baby
Hugh sez: to make weather forecasters look good
hugh sez: how many stock brokers does it take to change a light bulb?
I dunno 🙂
Hugh sez: 2- 1 to unscrew it and let it drop, and 1 to try to sell it before it crashes
LOL.. Hugh is so cute 🙂
ok where were we?
Jack wants to know how to live happily in this fucking world
he has a couple changes!
Hugh sez: I fear change!
the greasy spoon will return
3 final thoughts
1. Deadpan is the way. Word brotha
2. Best wishes to Deadpan friends going through tough times
3. We need a goal. It is: 500
Hugh sez: Check if we made it babe
BOO!!! only had 386 comments
Hugh sez: ah well, Jack did say people were missing
I believe we were missing then
Hugh sez: we’ve been missing a lot lately
Hugh sez: finish this up and take me to bed mama
send in content
he aint coming back after the..
ok Hugh tell another stock market joke then we can go to bed.
Hugh sez: fuck. I can’t joke on command…. ummm…
Bull market is a random market movemnet causing an investor to mistake himself for a financial genius
Bear market is a 6-18 month period when the kids get no allowance, the wife gets no jewelery and the husband gets no sex
Momentum investing- the art of buying high and seling low
Vlaue investing- the art of buying low and selling lower
P/E ratio- the ratio of investors wetting their pants as the market keeps crashing
and on that note I have to take Hugh to bed and take advantage of his drunken state
Looks like the Drunky Hotties have gone off to bed.
Just want to chime in and agree with all of the comments about “Lamb”. What a great, great, really smart book. I enjoyed “A Dirty Job”, but I really loved “Lamb.” Highly recommended.
Saturday Night’s All Right For Commenting.
Morning Pan, another grey, grey day.
Could be the w0rld’s strangest clock:
It’s grey here today too, Van.
I’m at the end of Mad Men Season 1. I’m not sure how I feel, still, about this series. I must like it since I keep watching!
Happy Sunday, everyone!
Gray and rainy here in FL, too. 🙁
Interesting take on why the iPhone is bombing in Japan:
Another bleak awful morning…
So, let’s cheer spread. Has everyone seen Ninja Cat?
That cats has obviously been watching far too many cartoons.
Yep. Ninja Cat is adorable.
mildly related –
Do any of you guys now how to perform the puppy dog “Heimlich maneuver”.
No, it’s not a euphemism.
No, I didn’t either.
Now I do.
If you are a dog owner you may wish to file this away.
Joe, link didn’t work.
But I have cats, who, in the words of my vet, “are extremely efficient at vomiting”.
I’d be all proud, except it’s a super common feline trait.
It would seem that web overlords have discovered a way to undo tiny URL
I’ll try the full link
How cute is ninja cat? Have you all met the cat named Burger & Fries?
Way to go, Burger and Fries, don’t hold your feelings in. You tell them. Poor baby. That is the kind of terror you see at the vet’s 🙁
I hope he has / found a great family. If someone can’t love you when you’re having a really bad day, they can’t love you at all.
Crap fight choreography ahoy:
Although it did make me think of TEB for some reason…
Watching the Emma Peel ones now is equally disappointing.
Nostalgia ain’t all what it’s cracked upto be.
I remember when nostalgia was a good thing….
Rose tinted spectacles can help with that.
“These rose coloured glasses / That I’m looking through / Show only the beauty / Cause they hide all the truth…”
Thanks, Van, for the deadly earworm.
I’m not worthy marlodianne…
CW: Stargate Atlantis S5E9
CP: Handlebars — Flobots
Just finished watching a show on Mt. Rushmore and the Black Hills. Good program up until the end when they decided to go way overboard on the patriotic flag waving. Even the wife found it distasteful.
CP: Home — Gemma Hayes
Night pan. I hope you all had a good weekend.
Sleep well young man.
No that sentence brought on a flashback:
That guy seems pretty funny, Vanamonde. I confess: Never heard of him before.
It’s early… I am going to eat Bojangles… I love to south. I am liking True Blood but the acting still feels funny.
Mr. Bojangles ?
Good morning, Deadpan!
Morning. I never knew much about the guy that created Robert’s Rules of Order. Turns out he was a pretty famous engineer. Go figure.
Bunny is alone again for a couple of days.
So, how famous do you have to be before you get to start handing out the rules?
Is Jack close yet?
jj: I don’t know, but I guess I have to keep working on it. 😉
So plenty of pine in TEB’s immediate future.
Well I had never heard of RRs.
Van: A lot of people haven’t heard of RR, unless they’ve been involved in some sort of formal meeting situation. And even then, they might not know what system is being used.
Does anyone else find it odd that Kim Gordon would start a fashion line?
Van, TEB’s going to be in “sleep on hubby’s side of the bed” mode.
I’ve heard, and used, Robert’s Rules of Order. I just assumed he was dead already. Shows what I know.
Yea! “Moving Pictures” will be hitting Rock Band DLC next Tuesday!
CP: Stupid as a Tank — Poorfolk
What’s wrong with a fashion line, ditto. Everybody else seems to do it.
Another Monday morning. There ought to be a law.
… or at least a rule!
I knew of RRO but only as a source for punchlines not the actual rules themselves
(ei … in a meeting where things have broken down into chaos I might be heard asking ” could someone get Roberts on the phone” or when the family is wondering if we can go ahead and start Thanksgiving dinner even though Uncle Albert still hasn’t arrived, I might be overheard saying “perhaps we should consult Roberts Rules of order”. I guess I’m pretty much a smart ass.)
Smart-asses of the world unite!
teeth grinding mode:
BBTL commentary episodes (love the actual show though)
The last one was the final straw for me.
CGR segments in Scifi Surplus
Which were ok when they weren’t so regular.
Ah, I see “Engines of our Ingenuity” has won a convert. I just heard the Robert’s Rules episode this morning. Always something interesting on that one.
I actually own a copy of Robert’s Rules, but haven’t had to make much use of it.
Ed: Yep. Thanks! 🙂 I used to use Robertâ€™s Rules when I was part of Toastmasters. I always meant to buy a copy, but never got around to it.
Not (consciously) familiar with Robert’s Rules.
So he’s like the strunk and white of people-gathering, huh?
I second that.
there is something wonderfully futuristic about metal box lifts (elevators)…even when they stink of stale urine.
I am “disillusioned spice”.
A cheap eastern European knockoff of Dune?
Van, there is nothing futuristic about vomit.
(Elevators give me severe vertigo and, yes, make me vom. I have to take stairs. Urine isn’t even a factor.)
*wonders why so many of you seem to have parliamentary debate experience*
Could be a ‘reimagining’ of the spice girls. Now with even less self-esteem! They have the depths of PCD and Girlicious to aspire to!
I’m disgruntled spice 🙂
CP: Sometime Around Midnight — The Airborne Toxic Event
I’m zombie spice.
(side bar – “If AT&T had spent nearly as much energy and expense trying to KEEP me, as they do now in trying to get me to switch back … I wouldn’t be posting this message.”)
Ooo ooo – I call Fremen Spice.
Or maybe Spice 1999.
Lost in Spice?
Pigs. . . in. . . Spice?
A Spice Too Far
The Dark Spice
Would Evo Spice be an in-your-face spice? 😉
“He is the king of all the land
In the Kingdom of the sands
Of a time tomorrow.
He rules the sandworms and the Fremen
In a land amongst the stars
Of an age tomorrow.
He is destined to be a King
He rules over everything
On the land called planet Dune.
Bodywater is your life
And without it you would die
On the desert the planet Dune.
Without a stillsuit you would fry
On the sands so hot and dry
In a world called Arrakis.
It is a land that’s rich in spice
The sandriders and the “mice”
That they call the “Muad’Dib”.
He is the Kwizatz Haderach.
He is born of Caladan
And will take the Gom Jabbar.
He has the power to foresee
Or to look into the past
He is the ruler of the stars
The time will come for him
to lay claim his crown,
And then the foe yes
they’ll be cut down,
You’ll see he’ll be the
best that there’s been,
true leader of men,
And when the time
for judgement’s at hand
Don’t fret he’s strong
and he’ll make a stand,
Against evil and fire
That spreads through the land,
He has the power
to make it all end.”
“The Large Spice Colider” – I’d buy THAT for a dollar!
No that’s not right…
Fine then …
Time fore the A.B.C. list of Spice Girls/band members that should NEVER exist.
A) Anthrax Spice
B) Bottom spice
C) Curdled Spice
D) Detachable Spice (?)
The gayest fooking spice on the rack.
“Fifteen years in the academy
He was like no cadet they’d ever seen
A man so hard, his veins bleed ice
And when he speaks he never says it twice
They call him Judge, his last name is Dredd
So break the law, and you wind up dead
Truth and justice are what he’s fighting for
Judge Dredd the man, he is the law
? Dredd Spice
E) Enema Spice
With just a hint of Rob Schneider.
That was in reference to the Judge Dredd spice, not enema spice. Ew.
Spice Said Fred?
Oh wait – I’m screwing up J0e’s alphabet list.
So I’ll suggest Frankenspice for F.
G) Gonorrhea Spice ?
I) Internal Medicine Spice
Icky Spice … oh wait, that’s what we have
j) Jaundice Spice
(I also want to append “Gelatinous SPice” to G)
K) Knucklehead Spice
(Is there already one of those?)
K) KGB Spice
Do you feed them Kibbles n Spice?
L) Lactating Spice.
P) Podcaster Spice
Me -“Have you ever met a podcaster?”
Voice in my head -“Hey, what are you talking about? Aren’t YOU a podcaster?”
Other voice in my head – “I rest my case.”
You have some against MNO jj?
I thought you were channeling Gary Coleman Van. LOL
JJ: http://www.bojangles.com/ nom nom….
Urinary tract infection spice
Vaginois Spice… not a fun spice.
sorry I missed
Wig party spice
Urinary Tract Infection Spice! Blecccccchhhh.
I think Xanadu Spice also needs to be an X alternate, just to continue the Xanadu alpha tradition.
You know you’re sleepy when you type the following into Twitter:
“Welcome, new Twitter followers at @TristaTwesten and @Tosus!”
Yes, that’s right: I knew the next thing I was supposed to type was “@,” and instead of the symbol, I typed the actual word.
isn’t “at @’ what they fired at WWII pilots?
That were some funny “Speculative Spice”, gang. Lot’s of LOL.
To re-visit “Q” … here is one for a very few of you.
Wow! Heroes made a strong opening tonight!
Damn, I missed the Spice Wars, I see.
Perhaps I’ll be in time for the Spice Strikes Back.
Or, I may just have to wait around for the Return of the Spice?
Oh, let’s not drag this out. One last post:
Beware of The Phantom Spice, or you may face the Attack of the Spice and then you’ll suffer the Revenge of the Spice.
Yeah, if I eat Tex-Mex that is too aggressively spicy, the next day I do suffer revenge of the spice…
“These are not the Spice Girls you’re looking for”
“Use the Spice, Luke”
“A long time ago in a Spice girl far, far awayâ€¦.”
“May the Spice be with you”
No, Luke. . . . . *I* am your Ginger. . . .
Life sucks. I’m waiting for the other shoe to drop now. We’ll see what happens. That is all.
I hope everything turns out OK, ditto.
Morning Pan, the sun has got it’s hat on, so shhhhhhhhhh as to not to frighten it back behind the clouds.
The first episodes of the new season of Heroes is dribbling down my pipe as I type.
Keeping my fingers crossed it will be a good start to the season..
oh … it’s another morning
meh. The TiVo was not properly briefed and failed to record Heroes.
Seems I do get another shot at it as they will replay it Saturday.
ditto – fooken shoes
Sorry about the sucking, ditto.
And let that be the last time you ever hear that from a woman, ditto.
Yes, Heroes started out strong if a bit confusing. I should have rewatched the last episode from the previous season.
I thought Sarah Conner was good if a bit predictable. Hopefully the writting will pick up a little better. The acting was pretty good though.
CP: Collapsing at your Doorstep — Air France
(via KEXP Song of the Day)
CP: I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) — The Proclaimers
CP: Let Me Touch You For Awhile — Alison Krauss & Union Station
CP: yesterday’s Fresh Air. The topic is Mad Men, for you fanboys.
Yes, the author’s political bias is obvious. I still find his points to be indisputable:
Sorry to go “there”. Mehs are on the house today.
Good one, Jack.
A blogger friend of mine pointed out that Rush Limbaugh was ranting yesterday or Friday about the fact that we cannot call Obama “African” American, because he is from the “Arab part” of Africa.
Meant to put the word “from” in quotes above.
The article, while making no effort to be “kinder and gentler”, is spot on.
OK last one (from over a month ago):
good afternoon Pan.
It’s c-c-cold her by the mountains
The Presidential situation has gotten so out of control it has forced me to get a google account (stupid google) so I can document this stuff in a blog and spare the Deadpan from my rants.
I invite you to go to
and see an example of “The Circular Talk Express” from Sunday’s news.
I’m in wordpress mehgatory.
CP: To Bring You My Love — PJ Harvey
Now the man in the back
Is ready to crack as he raises his hands to the sky
And the girl in the corner is ev’ryone’s mourner
She could kill you with a wink of her eye
I’d need a major upgrade of the situ to reach mehdom.
I remember the 70’s.
CP: Gowan – A Criminal Mind
All I’ve ever known…
CP: Crazyhorse Mongoose – Galactic (Live at 2006 NOLA Jazzfest)
CP: Send A Prayer — The Elders
CP: Heartshine — Mother Love Bone
CP: How Did We Get From Saying I Love You — Great Big Sea
Picked up the new Mehtallica, based on Mark Forman’s recommendation.
Definitely the best thing they’ve done in about 20 years. It has its moments. Maybe it needs some more listens.
CP: Swervin — The Coup
… er, isn’t it the ONLY thing they’ve done in the last 20 years?
CP: conference call FROM HELL.
One woman thinks that it’s an appropriate time – while on the phone with the VP – to ask if I’m okay with her vacation plans.
So far, that was pretty much the highlight of this call.
Joe, nah, there was much hype and orgasmic glee / hatred over that St. Anger thing. You know, around the time they were also into–and yammering on AND ON about–group therapy.
To me, as an objective flag moment, the first time they said ‘napster’ they went from sad has beens to annoying arrogant out of it jokes.
EW! My family received this last night, and I didn’t look too closely at what it was. Now I’m pissed:
I need the long url extension to come out of experimental.
It’s just gonna make you mad too, marlo:
EssBee, is it an icky sign of how ugly things are that I’m surprised this wasn’t done with federal money?
Or is that not even icky anymore? Do we just assume it was federal money, and plan a bonfire?
I think that’s the current Right Wing’s ick-onomical plan.
The cover of the new Death Magnetic album reminds me of a Metal Muff.
..just without the iron filings…
The maths of electromagnetism was beyond me, but the experiments were nice.
Re – Metal Muff
Pffft! That thing doesn’t even go to eleven!
Well, Pan, I have good news and bad news.
The good news is that I just got my first car!
The bad news is that I have to spend all morning tomorrow registering my new car, then go straight to work. *If* I don’t have urgent car stuff to do in the evening, I will be putting the finishing touches on Questors #2 so it will be included in this week’s episode. Wish me luck.
Best O luck to you Amy.
I wish you only the best CARma 🙂
In an age of much decent but identity-less music I guess one saving grace is the new Metallica at least sounds like themselves. They built that category so it’s ok for them to represent there. Napster is a non-issue(and almost non-entity) now, but it earned them place on the worst Net joke list of our century.
Amy, concratz on your car. Questors is worth waiting for.
So tonight I was… hey, wait a minute! Was that Mark Forman? I thought he was dead! Or living in Nebraska.
Side note. Opeth ticket has been appropriated.
Bah, I’m back with more politics. Sorry. This is actually a pretty good speech though:
I’ll be back again before I pass out.
w00t on the vehicle, Ambassador!
Morning Pan, warning for people with COPD:
My Mother is on one of those medications.
THERE ARE FOUR (hundred) NIPPLES!
J0e, Rhettro, Jack: Thanks for the well-wishes, and the compliment on my writing!
Ed: LOL!!! 😀
Just think how much you could milk that for…
Real or not, this is most excellent.
The photo is from the current hearings in congress, were they are asking you and I to pay a TRILLION dollar bailout of banks that got greedy.
I’m sure you are all as shocked as I am by the news that Clay Aiken has confirmed that he is, in fact, gay.
Moment of silence, please.
Frost on the ground this morning – yuck.
I’ve decided I’m going to be hit and miss on the boards until World Fantasy is over.
Re: Clay Aiken
I think what he has confirmed is that his 15 minutes of fame is almost up and he desperately needed something to get him back in the public eye.
Sorry Clay, jmho
TEB – World Fantasy???
Is this a game, convention or just “me” time?
Go to the membership list and see all the “names” we have attending.
Well I’ve never heard of Tad Williams.
CP: The Sonic Society The Season is Upon Us.
One of my favorite shows…
Ryah, break some legs with this year’s Con. I do hope you’ll still find time to pop in and tell us what you have baking – or even just to drop some puns.
J0e, I sure hope that picture is real.
My schedule for the next few days:
Just finished going over returned e-mails from WF “news and notes”.
We’re setting up a meeting for this weekend to go over the construction of the artshow boards (I did Westercon’s artshow when it was here in Calgary so I’ve sort of become a consultant for WF artshow even though it’s technically not my department).
We’re also going over the list of artists and dealers who have and have not paid and handed in their paperwork.
As for baking – it’s a friends birthday this weekend so I will be baking a Lemon Cheese Coconut Cake 🙂
I once made a cake for a friend when they moved into a new apartment. Unfortunately, it too suite for me.
Do golfers avoid cakes and pies in case the get a slice?
OK, lunch time. Then more work. Will try to pop in tomorrow.
ZP takes a pop at a couple of XLBA games:
So many games, so little money at the moment. Oh well, my back log of game I haven’t finished is staggering.
I’ve been chugging along in Mass Effect, anyone have some advice on how to defeat Matron Biesasn…. whateverthefuckhernameis? a.k.a. the blue alien witch?
On Neverwinter Nights – Hordes of the Underdark, I’ve encountered a dungeon full of golems that are particularly nasty. TEB? ditto?
CP: Clay Aiken – Lover All Alone
CP: Grace — Yo-Yo Ma & Bobby McFerrin
Rhettro: You have to fight the teams that she sends against you. For each team you beat, you weaken her.
Never played NWN. Shocking, I know.
Marlo, you’re not really listening to Clay Aiken!
Never even seen NWN, Rhett. I’m still trying to get away from Inky, BLinky, and Clyde.
CP: Blue October – Hate Me
CP: Stabilo – Flawed Design
Another mega-awesome Canadian band. The album Happiness and Disaster (2006) is pure lyrical wow. This has been your mini-earbuds.
If you want a laugh, please read the comments to this article:
Jack: No, I really do listen to Clay Aiken. That`s the only decent song on his current album though. I have diverse musical tastes, and unlike most people who say that, I really do.
I wonder why butters feel the need to post comments in capitals.
Curse you Apple Corp.
Cool, marlo. I applaud eclectic, unapologetic musical tastes. I figured the Clay Aiken reference was a knock at the headlines.
I’ve actually never heard one note of his music.
CP: David Bowie – Thursday`s Child
Jack: He`s an amazing vocalist, but he doesn`t tend to pick the best song selection for his own material. It`s often empty lyrically, which is pointless. He totally kills at power ballads though. Bridge Over Troubled Waters being an oft-cited example of a transcendent cover.
As for his personal life, I think it`s our own damn business what ports we have and who we share them with, so I supported his former stance that it didn`t matter. I find it offensive than anyone thinks they have the right to ask, let alone judge. But if he`s happier and less stressed if people know, good for him.
CP: Unforgiven — Creed
So tried switching on Genius in iTunes. For the few albums I have ripped from CD, it had no suggestions for a playlist.
I didn’t think the albums were THAT obscure.
marlo: Thanks for saying what you did, and sorry if my joke offended. I do have a slightly different opinion than you on the closet and celebrities, but very much respect yours.
Thanks for the info ditto. I’ve managed to take out everyone who was attacking me at the door. Perhaps there are others scattered around the perimeter. So what kind of rounds would you recommend? Hammerheads, radioactive, chemical etc.?
Rhettro: If the choices be death or Nebraska. Put me in that Death Magnetic box please…
Mark, if it’s good enough for Gretchen, it should be good enough for you. 🙂
So, who thinks the Republicans might try to call a state of emergency on the economy and suspend the elections?
That could cause some folks to try to protest, but then they could declare martial law… Someone told me they were building up military presence in major US metro areas?
We got us a division race, eh, Chicagoans?
I’ll take Creeping Death over Death Magnetic.
Hmm,seems lately Chinese White Death(powdered milk) doing ok-my bet is on the them.
Ok, I do admit the above was sweaty Kilroy 2.0 style conspiracy theory, but don’t we all have a little pudgy guy with glasses inside us?
Sadly for some of us, the pudgy guy with glasses has already escaped.
..and is on the outside.
Adam Curry on the latest No Agenda was predicting the current US administration canceling the elections this year.
And Van wins the “picking up the straight line” award…
Well, I’m glad Adam Curry has No Agenda.
Rhettro: There are 4 entrances to that room. You need to go to each door, get jumped by the commandos, and eliminate them. Try to stay out of view of the witch as well. Once you’ve eliminated all 4 groups, the rest is easy. I tended to use the DOT (damage over time) rounds, usually incendiary. Save a couple of different types of ammo, and switch when you find out what enemies you are dealing with (robots, creatures, people).
Wow, that was a truck fail. LOL
Okay that makes sense ditto. I will give it a whirl. 🙂
Ed: Yeah. What the hell was he thinking? And why wait so long before trying to cross?
That “Truck Fail” link caused my browser to fail.
TA – DAAAAA!!!!!
Step one of “Operation Brew Meister” is complete!
I know have 5 gallons of October fest beer starting it’s primary fermentation in a nice cool dark place.
Come Halloween it will be ready! Mmmmmm.
I’ll be the only house on the street giving out beer this Halloween!!!!
Pretty awesome Daily Show from last night:
Started rereading Watchmen.
RE: conspiracy theories.
I still have a copy of a news article from 2/21/2006 that included this little talked about tidbit.
“… , there was that curious development in January when the Army Corps of Engineers awarded Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg Brown & Root a $385 million contract to construct detention centers, (each capable of holding 5,000 people) somewhere in the United States, to support the rapid development of new programs.”
It was speculated that the â€œdetention centers” could be used to detain American citizens if the Bush administration were to declare martial law.
Frankly, they found much more effective ways of controlling things.
Has everyone forgotten about the Diebold debacle?
If Obama doesn’t have a substantial lead (like more then 10%) going into election day, once again the RNC will get away with simply hacking the results in their favor.
In case you didn’t get the email…
Answer a bunch of Trent’s nosy questions and get a free MP4 or QT download of 1,000,000 live at Red Rocks…
No one will see this comment, but – it’s not a conspiracy if it’s done right before your eyes.
Ye of little faith Jack…