Posted on November 28, 2008 Shows Jack Manganâ€™s Deadpan #112: Podcastingâ€™s Rich Sigfrit (part 2) The dramatic conclusion!
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Thirdies, morning Pan, off to work I go.
So I have no idea who Dane Cook is..need to look on YouTube later.
Pass the 5th of Rye!
All I can say about the video is: A bird in the hand is worth two in the Bush.
Bully for the other countries?
9 – I’ve seen that clip. Doesn’t mater how you explain it (They refusing to acknowledge him or Bush refusing to shake their hands) … it is just uncomfortably sad.
John Stewart summed it up as “There you see THE most unpopular kid in school.”
Another chapter of the Bush “Legacy”.
Good morning, Pan.
Yesterday was my first 10,000-word day ever! I didn’t know I could pull one of those off, until I did. Current total: 35,346 words. Thinking of going for another 10K today (or as close as I can get), and the remaining 5K tomorrow afternoon. This is simultaneously a heck of a lot of fun, and something I hope I never have to do again.
Things I want to write after I finish my 50,000 words:
– Full-length blog post about the experience
– Weekly update email for family and friends
– Deadpan segments: Earbuds and my annual NaNo excerpt
According to my spam mail, I can get prescription drugs from Canada. Go figure.
Well it should be a short walk.
A slice of the 80’s:
And even if you’re not much for m/, Gary Numan re-recorded that one extremely faithfully with Fear Factory.
Saw this guy again at a folk club:
A pleasure to listen to him play live.
Okay from the New Scientist, see how you score on the sociosexual orientation test:
With how many different partners have you had sex (sexual intercourse) in the past year?
How many different partners do you foresee yourself having sex with in the next 5 years? (please give a specific and realistic estimate, up to a maximum of 30)
With how many partners have you had sex on one and only once occasion?
How often do you fantasise about having sex with someone other than your current dating partner? (rating scale from 1(never) to 8 (at least once a day)
Sex without love is ok? (rating scale from 1 (strongly disagree) to 9 (strongly agree))
I can imagine myself being comfortable and enjoying “casual” sex with different partners. (same scale as previous question)
I would have to be closely attached to someone (both emotionally and psychologically) before I could fee comfortable about having sex with him or her. (rating scale from 1(I strongly agree) to 9 (I strongly disagree))
Score will range from 4 to 65+, high scorers have an unrestricted outlook and tend to be more promiscuous than low scorers.
I score low.
Ten for me
So you a yellow belt now TEB?
Or have I just jinxed you.
I had my test. Yes I passed but I don’t actually get my belt unto next week. There will be a cerimony and everything
I’ll refrain from swooning..wouldn’t want you to get the wrong idea.
I did mess up one defense and do need to work on one of my kicks, but still did well enough to get my belt.
Well almost 1.30 am here, and I’m working Sunday, so night TEB, night pan.
Congrats on the belt, Bunny!
Morning Pan, a review of Ocarina:
Worth getting if you have a iPhone (not sure if the latest iTouch ipods have mics).
Now I just have to find some time to practice…
Nice interview with Richard K Morgan (of Altered Carbon fame) at Starshipsofa:
Back home, and finally can get to the episodes! They’re downloading now.
Snow is on the ground here. Looks like it’ll turn out to be a good day to stay home.
Van: I liked Altered Carbon. I’ll have to check out that interview.
EssBee: Snow here too.
We went to our annual Christmas concert last night: Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Hard rock + Christmas & Classical music = totally awesome. I’m sure some people here would enjoy them.
Morning Pan. The touch doesn’t have a mic so cant’ play the ocarina.
Now to do some work, then off to see the latest Bond movie.
My daughter is a huge fan of the TSO, ditto. My husband also has one or two of their CDs.
I’ve read all of Richard Morgan’s stuff and enjoyed them all (to varying degrees)
CP: Chillcast Chillout Lounge 2 hour set
CP: This Week in Science podcast
So does a “chillcast chillout” help with the freezing, Van?
Well my shivers are in time with the beat.
Peta takes on the game Cooking Mama
So I’m watching the latest Heroes.. And can’t help thinking that the writers need to read a beginners Astronomy book.
No, really? As in, you can’t see an eclipse across the globe at the same time?
Well, off to see Bond
By the end of last season Hero’s had become very “tepid” for me.
So much so, that I have all of this season’s episodes on my TiVo still unwatched (tangent – upgraded my TiVo to the biggest hard drive I could get in it was one of the best decisions EVEH) .
I am now thinking about deleting them all as I haven’t really seen any comments about this season that would compel me not to.
I’d say don’t waste your time or TiVo space, JOe. Just watched the latest episode and it stank. I keep watching for Elle, but she can’t carry ALL those characters.
Yes the eclipse was particular irksome.
I, I wish you could swim
Like the dolphins, like dolphins can swim
Though nothing, nothing will keep us together
We can beat them, for ever and ever
Oh we can be heroes, just for one day
CP: The Roadhouse #198
It seems Jack was prophetic in his verdict of Heroes as a meh. 😉
My computer refuses to turn on. Reading comments on my iTouch. Buying new laptop tomorrow.
Listened to 112 with Danthol (hubby) on the trip home.
Thx ditto. heh. I can brag “I disliked Heroes before anyone else did!”
That’s awful, Cj. Hopefully you can get a crazy holiday deal on a new laptop.
Back in AZ. wOOt! There was a blizzard in Denver during our connecting flight. Had to get the plane de-iced. Happy to be back in jean shorts. 🙂
Approximately 40 hours of writing. (Maybe more, I didn’t do a very good job of keeping track.)
Approximately 23 of those hours in the last four days,
50,053 total words! I’ve done it again!
Now to take a long dinner and socialization break.
Rhettro: Welcome back!
CE: chocolate covered raisins
hands are warm at last
CW: The Ipcress File on BBC1
This was a fun bit of spam in the comments filter:
Hi. I repeatedly be familiar with this forum. This is the oldest together undisputed to ask a ridiculous.
How multitudinous in this forum are references Nautical port behind, disingenuous users?
Can I depute all the communication that there is?
On the train platform, there is this nobbly strip of antislip material. When it’s frosty, it makes loud crunching noises when walked on. Almost as good as popping bubblewrap.
Jack: Clearly he’s deranged. How can anyone depute Deadpan? 😉
ditto, Van: Thank you!
Congrats on the 50K, Amy!
Jack would have to pick the week I’m disconnected from podcasts to release a double shot 🙂
Are we being deputized? Is there some kind of pun rustler on the loose that we need to hunt down?
Now I know DIGG has sunk to a new low – two of the stories on the homepage are about football games. Now, I enjoy a good game as much as the next guy, but is it really DIGG material? I do sometimes wonder why I bother to check it anymore.
Amy – I am at a loss for words! Obviously though, YOU are not. 🙂
Great job with the Nano Nano.
Amy – Congrats, good job, way to go!
I have to write one parenting article a week and I’m not a writer. Writing is my least favorite part of my job. I’m more of a reader and much more of a talker. So, you have my utmost respect!
On another note – I don’t think I can bring myself to buy a new laptop as much as I need one. Sending mine in for repair again and hoping for the best.
I may change my mind in an hour or so.
Congrats are definitely in order for you, Amy. That is an accomplishment. Feel free to share, if you feel so inclined – like you did in the past.
Cj, where does your parenting article appear?
J0e, NanuWriMo is different – that’s where you have to write 50K words sitting on your head.
Jack – all the kids are just scratching their collective heads.
Better include a link – http://tinyurl.com/5akgum
Joe, did you catch the Mork and Mindy Marathon on Sci-Fi this weekend?
Never could get into Mork and Mindy.
Morning Pan, sub zero temperatures and it’s been snowing.
Congrats to Amy for winning NaNoWriMo. It hadn’t occurred to me to time myself. I guess I’ll want to try that next time.
Robocop on a Unicorn
Nice right now, but expecting rain turning into 2 – 4 cm. of snow by tonight. roads tomorrow should be fun.
Snow? I think I’ve seen that in pictures or in the movies.
I actually have an acquaintance living in the southern regions of the planet who hasn’t seen snow. His idea of snow are the romantic Currier and Ives type pictures. I keep telling him to come up in the winter, he’ll change his ideas very quickly.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Snow and cold are four letter words not to be said in polite company.
So what did you think of QOS TEB?
Thank you, everybody! Don’t worry, I will be sharing an excerpt from my novel, like I always do – I just haven’t decided which scene I want to share yet.
Nomad Scry: I timed myself because it’s one of the things you can keep track of using the NaNo Report Card, which someone starts a thread for on the NaNo forums every year.
QOS was a good Daniel Craig Bond movie. However, I’m not a big fan of the new style of camera work that is so frenetic.
I tend to think of the new Bond movies as different from the earlier ones. While the DC Casino Royale was closer to the book, there were too many inconsistencies from the movies before it. In the original Casino Royale movie, there was a description that works well for me if I apply it to the new movies. It was stated that the name James Bond is a moniker, or pseudonym passed down from agent to agent, much like the 007 status. That way many different people can be James Bond. If you look at it that way, the new James Bond movies are quite good.
I think I’m away from the norm in that, while I don’t deny Daniel Craig is good looking, I don’t find him James Bond good looking. DC is more rugged, whereas JB is more suave, like Sean Connery.
I Thought the villain was far too weak in QOS.
I have to agree, Van. I’ve actually found this the case in the last few movies. While they are greasy, they are not “evil”. I guess I still want the more comic book type of villain with the white Persian, underground lair and all.
It’s funny, but I kind of prefer the campy Roger Moore 007 flicks. I did like Casino Royale, butI miss the Lotus Espirit submarines.
Donald Pleasance/Charles Gray will be rolling their graves.
Insert stroking pussy gag here —->
And what kind of idiot builds a long rectangular building with explosive power generation running under the entire thing? Couldn’t they just have the power generators on one end?
Well a 4-day weekend was not enough to cure us of the neverending series of colds we’ve been getting in the household. I think I’m getting better, but it always comes around to the end of the day and there I am, coughing and wondering why it isn’t better yet…
Van, you should really do something about that cough. You don’t want to catch whatever JB has. 😉
Word on the street is that one of the cold strains making the rounds hangs on for a very long time…
*Weighing in James Bond*
I want to see the new one though I have yet to do so.
I will say that I don’t like the direction they have taken with the last Bond film.
Bond films are their own genre.
They aren’t meant to be deep, intricate and brooding. If you want that in your action film you go to see a something from the “Bourne Identity” franchise.
You go to Bond films to see a mindless action flick that has dangerously hot babes, gadgets and lots of things blowing up.
Don’t get me wrong I like the “Bourne” films a lot. It’s just not what a Bond film should be.
I LOVE the great taste of steak … just not in my cotton candy!
IMHO – if you are going to slap the “James Bond” lable on a movie then it ought to stay true to the genre.
I agree, J0e. As I said, you have to take the newer movies apart from the previous ones. As a different series.
I miss Q (no matter who was playing him)
While I certainly enjoyed the older Bond films, I think the formula (and let’s face it, it was the exact same formula from film to film) had run its course. The later films had become self parodies.
I really like the way the franchise has largely been rebooted with Daniel Craig as Bond. While I’ve never read the books, I understand that Craig’s potrayal of Bond is more in line with the characterization in the novels.
I read Casino Royale, but not the others. The DC version was closer to the book than the Peter Sellers version (obviously). And it’s true Bond was always considered man’s man. I understand, in the books Pussy Galore (from Gold Finger) was originally a lesbian that was “converted” by Bond’s manliness. Which is not as well portrayed in the movies.
Don’t misunderstand me. I do like the newer Bond movies. And, no question, Danial Craig is easy on the eyes. It’s just different.
From Russia With Love was more like the new films than the usual bond formula.
I have yet to see QoS, but I’d consider it. On Netflix, if not in the theater. If this was another Pierce Brosnan Austin-Powers-esque film, I wouldn’t even consider it.
I think all of the Bonds have been kind of pretty, even the young Sean Connery. TEB may swoon over Craig as a good-looking guy, but he’s definitely not pretty.
None of the James Bond men have ever done it for me. I find them all quite mediocre.
You know watching The Ipcress File reminded me of the Matt Helm series of movies (the bad guy in the Ipcress file also appears in one of the MH films), a US piss take of James Bond.
I remember really enjoying them as a kid..probably unwatchable now.
The films that is, the book were much more serious.
Back from lunch.
It’s been so long since I’ve seen the Ipcress File, I don’t really remember any of it.
CP: East of the Sun (West of the Moon) – Diana Krall
decided not to go for a walk, Van?
just got back, my phone’s screen is foggy.
CP: One – Metallica
My recent playlist is an exercise in musical diversity:
Sleepless Nights – Elvis Costello
Roots Bloody Roots – Sepultura
Don’t Sweat the Technique – Eric B & Rakim
Happy Alone – earlimart
Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
Paganini – Caprice 24 – John Williams
New Game (credit to Gwen Gades of Dragonmoon Press)
*Grab the book or mag closest to you. Now.
*Go to page 56.
*Find the 5th sentence.
*Write that sentence as your status.
*Copy these instructions as a comment to your status.
*Don’t go looking for your favourite book, or the coolest one you have — just grab the closest one.
Mine was: ” We would immediately have a problem.”
Ignore the “Copy these instructions…” part. I obviously copied the rules and didn’t edit them 🙂
Boy, I really need to get some reading material here in the duplication room…
That doesn’t represent the meme, it represents that nothing over 30 pages or so is near.
*Insert Headsmack Here*
“Large indistinct blotchy blue shapes towered over him.”
That would be page 56, line 5 of “Really Big Things,” by some guy named Maki.
Silly JB 🙂
“The illustration program had hundreds of inputs, ranging from age, sex, and hazardous avocations (including sky-diving) to the timing of loans that an insured intended on taking for expected events (e.g., college tuition).”
Exciting work book!
I think JB specifically violated the “Donâ€™t go looking for your favourite book, or the coolest one you have â€” just grab the closest one.” clause. 😉
“Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize for his contribution to quantum theory.”
-5th sentence on p56 of ‘A Brief History of Time’ by Stephen W Hawking
Why that book is in the computer room is a mystery lost in the mists of time!
I did read it ALL the way through though.
Still haven’t done anything about that cough yet huh, Van?
“Kodak Zi6 pocket video camera: Take HD videos on the go ($179.95, Kodak.com).”
The Advocate – Issue 1021 December 2006
So out with it TEB, what book or mag was your quote from?
While I gave the quote, I didn’t say what mine was from – Fundamentals of Corporate Finance.
Interesting work stuff.
I totally agree, Van 🙂
Now at home:
“Then keep your fancies to yourself, that kind of talk is dangerous.”
From “Orcs” by Stan Nicholls.
“I tried to squeeze it, but the bleeding would not stop.” – Al Franken’s “Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them.”
“Cyber Monday” is passing me by without my making a purchase.
The interpipes will shun me.
But “Goodnight Moon” doesn’t have 56 pages….
“Data presented is a simplification.”
Do any of you know if it’s possible to select which audiobooks in my iTunes library synch on a certain iPod? I have tons of books in my library, and the illegal mother-in-law has a nano and wants a few of the books. Can I put them on there for her without deleting the ones she doesn’t want from my library before synching?
EssBee, Can you just make a playlist of the books you want to sync onto her Nano and then only sync the playlist? iTunes should ask you if you want to remove items from your library before it removes them, but it should not do it without your instruction and consent.
TEB – And my book meme would be –
“The logic behind the nineteenth-century rule about not splitting infinitives rests on comparing English to Latin because in Latin there are no two-word infinitives.”
It’s no wonder my brain always hurts.
Swiper, no swiping.
CJ, m’dear, you are a genius.
CW: last night’s Dexter.
“And we spent so long arguing that we couldn’t sit down for our pizza, so we ended up getting a takeaway and eating it out of the box on the way to the cinema.”
That’s from “Slam”, by Nick Hornby, which actually was the closest available book.
Cj beat me to the punch. I use that same technique for my multiple iPods.
I wonder if these books/magazines closest to us say a lot about us. I had a toss-up between a few different things when I posted the above quote:
I had The Advocate, TV Guide, the AA Big Book, and the Cornell West Reader. Yep, that’s a pretty good summary.
The book closest to me is the same one stated earlier as I’m working late. I loves month end.
I have to do accruals tomorrow – end of month yuck.
Month end accruals done. Now to roll over into December.
Since I work for Grammar Girl, it’s only be logical that the book closest to me whenever I’m at my computer is “Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing.” I know there is a Family Fun magazine around here somewhere, but there will be no fun had here today until all of my spreadsheets are full of statistics. NO FUN I SAY! (Let’s pretend that I’m capable of not having fun) … 😉
Nothing says fun like a spreadsheet full of numbers.
That’s what I’m doing too, Cj. Filling spreadsheets full of numbers.
CP: Rocket Man – Elton John
Ok, I don’t feel as bad. I just sent in a report to my boss in Ontario, and she was actually in to say thanks. It’s 7:30 here, but 9:30 there, so she’s working even later than me (at the moment).
“Sez the Ty-D-Bol is irritating his buttocks”
Classics of Western Literature: Bloom County 1986-1989
Should be required reading in school.
Well, they seemed to have shut me out of the system for some sort of update – timing is impeccable (who updates a system during month end anyways?). So I’m calling it a night.
Until tomorrow, Pan
I’m still plugging away. My MIL says my eyes are puffy.
I actually think spreadsheets are fun. It’s a sickness, but as I alluded to earlier. I pretty much have fun no matter what I’m doing. I live in a happy little bubble.
Either that or the little numbers are making me delirious.
Cj: That’s cool. I’ve been listening to Grammar Girl pretty much since she started.
I have three spreadsheets that I’ve been filling full of numbers lately. One for words written during NaNoWriMo, one for AmeriCorps service hours, and one to keep track of all the money I have (and don’t have). I think spreadsheets can be fun, too.
I’ll do the book meme when I’m not up way too late. Night, Pan.
Morning Pan, another thin layer of snow and freezing temperatures.
99% of the books I own are not in the same room as the computer I use.
A remake of Gauntlet:
You can play it in your browser if you install the plugin.
Try not to shoot the food.
Cold here, but managed to avoid the snow.
I see the board is hopping today.
Off for about half. Must take my car in for servicing, then will brave the cold and walk home.
Honest, the first post was true, I didn’t think I had anything in the room long enough til I remembered RBT…
It’s ok JB we believe you.
Well, the snow has started to fall. Not much yet, just enough to make everything slippery for the walk home. We’ll see what it’s like when I walk back to get my car.
…Must also remember to wear a scarf on the walk back. I froze my little nose.
Of course the question now is, hot chocolate or apple cider to help me warm up…
I forgot to add “thousands wouldn’t’
Went for the Hot Chocolate with marshmallow. Now waiting for the chills to go away.
The first coffee of the day! Ba-da-da-da-dah!
The first coffee of the day! Ba-da-da-da-dah!
Anannounced Deadpan Bar details:
The crotchety old “Jack” from the “tap not working” Deadpan Bar bit was meant to be Jack Hosley. And he was meant to be a ghost.
Got a bunch of short term projects on my desk today. My posting will probably be sporatic the rest of the month.
Close to weepin’
Not enough sleepin’
There’s only one thing I need.
What’s that brotha?
JB: Did you have a paper copy of RBT, or did you use the version on your computer? 😀
If we’re using digital books, I’ve got this:
I rolled my eyes as I looked away from the magazine and back to my wide-eyed friend. “Yeah, Mick. Why don’t we just call it supernatural?”
Page 56, lines 5 and 6 of the PDF version of “The Case of the Pitcher’s Pendant: A Billibub Baddings Mystery.”
Here’s page 56, line 5 of the closest paper book:
The book is our Community Emergency Response Team participant manual. That’s the fifth line of text under the page header. It’s part of the instructions for using a fire extinguisher.
Unannounced Deadpan Bar Details:
The small man in the last episode playing the odd stringed istrument was to be Vanamonde. And he had a tail.
I wrote the majority of RBT longhand on legal pads. There are four of them. I’m working (excruciatingly slowly) on revamps where I’m typing and revising/expanding at the same time, but that was from the longhand version…
Van has a tail? What kind?
JB: Oh, I see. I wrote most of (the not-yet-released) Questors episode 3 longhand on the backs of scratch paper, but then typed it. All my recording sessions for Questors are done with a resized WordPad window taking up the bottom half of my screen, with Audacity behind it.
I tend to record with hard copy in hand. This is partially due to the fan noise from my iMac. I try to record a good six feet away from the computer. I still think the fan noise is horrid when I listen back to stuff, but I’ve been assured by others that my recordings are relatively noise-free.
I hadn’t fully envisioned the tail, but it was to be long, with a bony tip which he was using to strum some of the instrument…
CP: Peace Train — Cat Stevens
I’ll try not to chase it.
CE: Jalapeno Cheddar Cup Noodles
Well, about to eat. These look only slightly repugnant…
Alright, we’ll try this again from work:
“ASTM Specification A254, Specification for Brazed Steel Tubing, recognizes two classifications, each consisting of the two types shown in Fig. A2.1.”
Page A56, Line 5 of “Piping Handbook, Sixth Edition”
Compelling stuff, no doubt….well, maybe a little doubt.
JB, why on earth would you see those at the supermarket and say, “yep, buying those!”??
Again from work: “Specifically, identify the business effect of a successful attack.”
From a security course I took.
JB: I agree. Your voice recordings are cleaner and quieter than mine. Mine have an electronic whine behind them, that I think is the fault of the gaming microphone headset I use. It’s all I can afford for now, though.
Well, it’s that it is getting colder, and the nearest microwave to this new place I am working is a cold windy walk across the parking lot. But here, there is a Culligan dispenser with a water heater built in, so “Just add water” becomes a big selling point.
“And so on.”
From Agile Estimating and Planning
“It is reasonably possible that the total amount of unrecognized tax benefits will change in 2008, ranging from a decrease of $40 million to an increase of $60 million.” – McDonald’s Corporation 2007 Annual Report.
Okay, leaving the dupe room to find something I didn’t write at the front desk.
“Slant back design keeps literature in place.” (from the Spring/Summer ULINE catalog)
Kind of a quiet day after a few weeks of crazy busy. Not writing Deadpan Bar though, as you may have noticed…
So there was a Facebook group for people who attended the same grade school as me. Unfortunately, paging through (along with a whole lot of people of entirely different age ranges) it was almost entirely people who were perfectly dreadful to me at that time. Lovely.
It’s why I avoid school reunions.
Facebook has been interesting. I had 17 people in my graduation high school class, and two of them have found me on Facebook already. Not exactly the best point in my life, nor why I joined Facebook!
Back from getting my car and having lunch. Now on to more work!
“Compare this with the recommended insulation values on page 13”
From Natural Resources Canada ecoEnergy – Keeping the Heat In.
*If* I join FB, it will really just be to play chess vs. my former Shockwave chess pal. (those games were the inspiration for “Sixteen Pieces at a Time”, btw). For now, I’m still resisting.
Other options in social networking –
SavingFacebook.com – very popular in Japan.
Faceoffbook.com – mostly Canadians and people from the Canadian/U.S. border states.
Facechangebook.com – Already “connected”? This may be the place for you.
Facialbook.com – be careful not to accidentally type “facialbook.cum”
“Ultimately, 54 tubes failed, producing a spectacular fire.”
From: What Went Wrong? Case Histories of Process Plant Disasters
The thing I’ve found most addictive about facebook are the stupid little rpg’s they have. I find I’ve been spending way too much time doing those (There’s 4, Skies of Blood, City of Blood, Elven Blood and Blood Lust).
Facebook as a whole has been pretty positive, meeting back up with people I have not seen or corresponded with in some cases in an appallingly long time. Luckily enough for me, the seven years of K-6 education become a shrinking percentage of my life every year, and since then things have been generally better…
Facethemusicbook.com – for musicians who make a living doing anything but music.
Jack, I need more Scrabble playmates. You should join.
Anyone else? I’m currently accepting FB friends… 😉
at first glance, I thought JB had written that he had a “K9” education.
That would be something entirely different.
Busy Woman’s Cookbook (3 and 4 ingredient recipes)
I’m making a shopping list.
cj, you can add me, if you’d like
To her shopping list?
To her facebook, silly 🙂 I think it’s easier to find me than to do a Facebook search for CJ (500 hits).
Can’t remember if K9 had a memorable catchphrase.
Where oh were is Marlo Diane?
Why did she leave us here all alone?
We searched the Net over and…
It’s quiet in here. 😉
Adding a bunny to a shopping list suggests something sinister…probably involving a cooking pot.
Don’t forget faceplantbook.com.
CJ, add me too! I am looking for scrabble buddies, but I am horrible at it!
My facebook link is http://tinyurl.com/fom7b since I don’t know how to find any of you! 🙂
I wonder if K-9 ever ran amok through the Tardis with a roll of toilet paper.
A work one:
“When given the opportunity to elaborate, Amy demonstrates that she knows what the pictured object is.”
Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems and Any Level – Sally Shaywitz, MD
To no great surprise, someone actually DOES own the name – “shitfacedbook.com/”
Jack – given the decade that K9 was a part of, it is conceivable that he ran amuk with a box of “tractor feed” printer paper.
You could always use Scarfacebook.com to “say hello to your little friends”.
Cj, that link must be generic because it just brought up my own page.
you can find me via Ryah in Calgary (there can’t be that many)
Had a productive day. Got enough work done that I won’t have to work late (yeah!). Also jumped the gun and sent Amy my Secret Santa info.
– You could always use Scarfacebook.com to â€œsay hello to your little friendsâ€. –
Yeah, what is the Secret Santa deadline? Nothing has changed so Amy should have all pertinent info.
I suppose I just need to officially say “I’m in.”
That’s all I did, JB, since my info was the same, also.
The only thing I would suggest, Amy, is maybe a slightly earlier deadline. Last year I found, at the 15th, it was a little tight.
I use to get slaughter by the AI player in the early’s 80’s computer version.
Unless I cheated:
Are you sure zzxqw is a real word?
OK Fine. I don’t think anyone else has my name and it isn’t like it isn’t already all over the web anyway. I dare you to find anyone with the same name as me.
Cj you’ll find me on TEB or Essbee’s friend list… Gloomy castle pic.
Sadly I won’t be much of a challenge at Scrabble.
I’m not much for Scrabble either, Van. I haven’t played on Facebook. Three and four letter words (clean ones) are usually what fills my board when I play with anybody else.
Useless facebook tip:
The amount of information you reveal on your profile should be inversely proportional to how boring your life actually is.
Ok, I need to add more info to my profile then. My life is extremely boring.
If that was the case TEB you would reveal less.
You have nothing in your profile, Van. You must have a really exciting life 🙂
Ok, inversely in my dictionary and yours are different
Well basically it was a joke about people like me on facebook who don’t reveal much in their profile.
Wasn’t trying to imply you were boring TEB.
Trust me, I am.
I’d be pretty much useless as a chess opponent. Last time I played I did a pretty good job of confusing my opponent for a good ten moves or so, until they realized I actually was not planning ahead much more than a move or two and my “strategy” was more or less random happenstance.
Scrabble, however, my family (aside from my dad) typically wants to play with me only if I spot them some handicap points at the outset, so I’d be up for some friendly competitive play…
Oh, and CJ, if you were not aware, I am more commonly known in the broader world as Paul Maki, the “JohnBoze” handle I find myself using much less frequently.
I want in on the secret santa!
I have located many of you and will initiate Scrabble games once I have my new laptop. Right now I’m still using a beastly old backup computer that doesn’t like any type of movement on the screen beyond my typing which appears to be at 1200bps while I’m typing well beyond 9600bps.
I guess I missed the DP Santa announcement. Count me in too.
Alas I’m on the wrong continent for the SS.
Or the right one if you just look at those initials.
Why do you think you’re on the wrong continent Van. It means a little more postage, but I don’t see a problem if nobody else does.
I don’t see a problem.
No kidding! I’d ship to the UK, but it’d obviously be a secret if I did.
You haven’t missed the Secret Santa announcement… I haven’t made it yet, officially… So here it is.
YOUR ATTENTION, PLEASE!
The Third Annual Deadpan Secret Santa Gift Exchange is here!
How to Sign Up:
Send an email to me, Amy Bowen, at bowen1138 AT yahoo DOT com. Your email should say that you want to be in the Secret Santa gift exchange, and should include your shipping address for your present.
You must sign up no later than THIS FRIDAY, December 5! (Jack, please feel free to mention this onpod.)
Assignments will be made on Friday night or Saturday morning. Please send your gift no later than December 12 (13th if you have to). Gifts must be $10 or less.
The month of December is going to be pretty insane for me on the free time side of things, so I’m going to have to bow out of the Deadpan Secret Santa project for this year. Cheers to all of this year’s participants. 🙂
C: Booking a flight to Orange Co., CA for the first week in January. Boo.
CP: Conference call hell.
Aww, Rhett. Brala needs a mate 🙂
Ok, I’ll email Amy when I get home.
TEB: LOL, we don’t want people waiting to get their gift until April like last time right?
Being in CA during January can’t be too bad can it Essbee? 😉
Not given the weather we’re having here now, Rhettro! Laguna Beach is never bad. The evil meetings, though . . .
“And after the spanking, the oral sex. ”
Sorry, my mind seems to be wandering.
Now we see why Rhett will have no free time in December. . . he’ll be at the Castle Anthrax.
If only. Turns out I’ll be at the castle where they fart in my general direction.
I’m going to the store. Need anything?
I’m so chatty today.
JATW: Chuck whatever the latest episode is.
An Aloe plant please.
Wow, steam burns really hurt!
It’s a silly place.
Note to self – remember to hit refresh to make sure you’re really caught up on comments before making a context sensitive post.
You know, JJ, I don’t think we’d ever hear Mr. Wizard drop a line like that.
Oh, no, Joe.
I’m allergic to Aloe. It’s not pretty.
pack thumb in ice.
note to self: “Owwwwwwwwwwww!”
I’m getting a flashback to school physics class…and the reason why steam burns are so nasty.
Weird game at:
find out all the endings
An old BBC Radiophonic LP converted to MP3s, electronic music history at:
Just click on a track to download the mp3.
My list of friends on Facebook does include people I knew in elementary school and high school, as well as podcasting and some other friends, but the vast majority are friends from college. That’s because I first joined Facebook right after I started college. (“Back in my day, ONLY college students could join Facebook! Now get off my lawn, you kids!” 😉 😀 )
TEB and I are party-mates in one of the RPGs she mentioned (Elven Blood), but I’m new to RP-ing, so I haven’t done much with it yet.
EssBee: What brings you to Orange County, CA? Business trip? I grew up in San Bernardino County, two counties away, so I know the place a little bit.
Van: My university’s library has an entire site devoted to electronic musical history of that kind. The intro page is here: http://tinyurl.com/5nudfh
I lived in Orange County during my high school years. It was a good place to spend the 80’s.
Amy: Yeah, business trip. Evil, Inc. lavishes the sales force with grand meetings at resorts twice a year, and I always have to go present info from my very non-lavish unit to them. This time we’re at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott in Dana Point (on Dana Point?). I’ve been there several times in the past – it’s a fancy beach property and a cute little surf village just outside of Laguna.
Cj: Have you listened to “Brave Men Run” yet? I think you and Matthew Wayne Selznick have a lot in common, and you would really appreciate his work.
EssBee: I know where that is. I’ve been to Laguna many times.
“I’m a loner, Dottie; a rebel.”
Amy, I haven’t, but I will check it out on your recommendation when I get my new functioning computer. The one I’m on can barely load iTunes. I’m not about to attempt a sync with this brick.
Cj: Great! 🙂
Good night, mush.
My work sent me to Laguna Beach in 2004, EssBee. Nice place to visit, when someone else is paying the tab.
I took the kids – that’s the first place my daughter ever saw the ocean.
And yes, I also recommend “Brave Men Run”. Matt is good people.
It’s hard to believe that 5 years ago, at some time close to this very minute… I had been in labor for 19 hours already and had finally succumbed to the epidural (I was trying my best to go drug free.) My daughter was born 16 hours later. How was that 5 entire years ago?
Cool Cj! Happy birthday to your little one.
This video is 20 minutes long, but pretty gosh-darned cool. If your head doesn’t explode.
Good night, red balloon.
I actually prefer beach walks in winter..the cold keeps most people away and the bad weather makes the sea look interesting.
I had better insert a “Bah Humbug!”
As usual, I’m behind. Hmmm.
I’m at work and there are literally no books within arms lengths. I’ll have to play when I get home.
I’ve been pretty consistent at keeping my Facebook setup just for family. The interesting side effect of this is that I am now connecting with second cousins and cousins once removed. I had never ever heard of these people before.
Very weird, but neat.
CJ – I didn’t listen to “Brave Men Run” but I did read it and I really liked it. Despite all the 80s references going straight over my head.
Van – I prefer to go to the beach during or right after a storm for much the same reasons. No crowds and the stuff that is swept up onto the shore is really interesting.
Sounds like the mosh pit after a Ramones concert.
Still kind of dark here in the chilly north.
Van and Nomad, it sounds like you both are writing person ads.
I like long lonely walks on frozen beaches where other people don’t bother me. I also like romantic dinners and live music.
Oh, and good morning, Deadpan!
I have an all day meeting, so will be scarce today.
Sorry to hear that, EssBee. Go show them who really runs things at Evil Inc.
I’ll try to remember that in future Essbee.
Having an entirely different noodle cup today, this one says it is “Made in Mexico.”
“Share and Enjoy!”
Probably best that you add your own water to that one, JB.
A little early yet for lunch for me. Save me some for later, JB.
Lack of cuteness helps in avoiding monster on damp ground.
Or a trial of a new robotic noodle cup by the time travel division of the Sirius Cybernectic Corp…
Not an issue for me, Van 😉
Off to the store, back later!
Gotta wonder about the flavor of that noodle bowl. . . .
So I heard from Marlo Dianne. She’s still “feeling awful”, but her spirits seemed good (if that can be judged by one e-mail). 🙁 Here’s hoping the situation improves soon for her.
Fingers crossed for MD.
Back from shopping and lunch.
I give my get will wishes to MD as well
Fingers crossed for MD too.
My emo band name is Black Swinging Signifigance
My emo band name is Everybody’s Helicopter Feeling
I like it.
Physical Underlying Valentine
Don’t mind me – just trying to fix this damn tap…
ZP tries not to puke as he reviews Mirror’s Edge:
Projected Immaculate Happiness
Wolf! Haven’t heard from you in awhile!
It was a drivebye barking.
howling perhaps depending on how domesticated he is.
I liked ZP’s take on Fable 2. I played the first one and will play the second when it comes out for PC.
Loveless Tantric Application
WOOT! My Emo band name triggered WP’s spam filter!!! FTW!
My house smells yummy like homemade laundry soap.
Laundry Soap = Yummy??
I wish my parents used that…especially if it was tasty?
So you don’t use human fat for that then?
I don’t eat it. I guess “yummy” is the incorrect word to describe how clean and fresh my house smells after I make laundry soap.
It smells good, but I’m not going to eat it. (That’s what she said)
Well what I can say are yummy are Chocolate Limes…lime flavoured boiled sweets with a chocolate centre.
I heard the call of the Wild!
My emo name was –
“Suggested Helicopter Heart”
Frankly, I fail to find the pathos in rotary wing aircraft.
Wasn’t Charlton Heston in that?
Why are helicopter’s considered emo?
Srsly. . . It makes me question my own Black Swinging Significance.
Must have a thing for helicopters. “My Helicopter Heart” WTF?
My brain is mush. Someone replaced the ole’ gray matter with mashed potatos. Bring on the gravy.
Not sure about emo band, but “Black Swinging Significance” sounds like a good name for a porno.
This is emo?
“Some Kind Of Fabulous Valentine”
I should say so!
I’m not really sure what emo actually describes.
Mash, sausages, peas and gravy.
The meal for people with weight control issues….
… and the name of an EMo band?
Van’s eating Rhett’s brain!! . . . with sausage and peas.
And a nice Chianti! FffffF!
My emo band name is “My Open Love.”
The Punk band version of that would be “My Open Sore”
CP: Stupid MF — Mindless Self Indulgence
CP: Morevi Remastered, Chapter 18.