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Morning Pan, quite mild today (no woolly hat needed), off hunting for a new 360.
Be sure to take a big gun. I hear those 360’s can charge when they get spooked.
On the plus side, just discovered I’m on holiday next week, so should miss most of the Xmas shopping madness.
Well I got a new 360 arcade, now to mess around transferring licences.
-20C. here and snowing – again.
Have fun with the new system, Van.
Good morning, Pan! I can’t wait to listen to today’s Palooza. 😀
My Hubby’s birthday today. Yeah!
Happy Birthday Mr TEB.
CW: Life S2E12
12 days of deadpan!
Going to listen in a little while.
Expecting freezing rain today.
I wanted to mention, when I talk about rambling, babbling and nigh-incoherentness, I am speaking about myself, not the collective…
Random Wiki page: http://tinyurl.com/4t6lx3
Never heard of the guy, but I dig the beard and helmet…
“La libertÃ© n’a pas de prix. ” JB!
I did my fair share of that JB in this episode.
That Holub guy had the right facial hair to play a villain in Star Trek.
I’m afraid I was in “ramble mode” as well.
Happy Birthday to the Mr. Energizer Bunny! May he keep going, and going, and going, and ….
J0e, it’s not the going…
…it’s the elevation..
…yes, it’s the elevation… especially when he’s “not going” 😉
Ran out of toner for my printer. Must hop to the the Office Supply store.
Back in a bit!
We will wait for you Bunny…
Happy Bday Mr. Bunny!
JohnBoze, when I listened to your 2nd comment, I thought of another reunion movie that I at one time really enjoyed, which is Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion. I know it’s a silly one, but Janeane Garofalo was very hilarious, saying I believe that “I’d rather put a cigarette out in my ass” than going to the reunion.
I thought everyone’s comments were grand. Everyone’s voice was swoon-worthy: Van, Jack, ditto, JOe, TO, JB, and Amy!
Happy Birthday Mr. Battery!
Ice pellets chattered off of the windshield of the truck. Allison shivered in anticipation of being back out in that weather. She looked to her left, at the big trucker who answered her glance with a sympathetic, slightly shy smile. He hadn’t taken the fifty bucks she’d offered him to give her a ride and ignore her, but true to his word there was no lechery in his eyes, just shy but friendly pity.
I’ll try and play JJ’s game at the pub tonight.
BTW: Did the “walk into a reception area and read the first magazine” thing.
It’s amazing how people go out of their way to try and ignore public displays of oddness.
That above is DP Bar material, BTW, but I have to go to the benefits meeting now…
As I think about “High School Reunion” flicks … I suddenly remembered “Wild Thing” and it being my favorite film for a while.
Of course, I haven’t seen it in well over a decade so maybe it actually sucks … but I remember it as being quite entertaining.
Happy Birthday to Mr. TEB
I’m very hmmm sad, depressed, grumpy today – very not like me – I’m expecting the GP Palooza to cheer me up. Or, someone will pinch me and I’ll snap out of it.
It hailed on my house and made what looked like snow in my rockbed:
Wild Thing or Wild Things?
Pi could make a good DP Palooza movie.
Sorry, the film was “Something Wild”. 1986 with Melanie Griffith and Jeff Daniels.
I had to look it up. That’s how long it’s been since I’ve seen it.
Something Wild was fun. I’m not sure how well it will hold up.
Wild Things was fun too, if you like that sort of, ahem, thing.
CP: Fuckin’ in the Bushes — Oasis
Wild Things was surprisingly good. It had more of a story than I expected. And some good plot twists. Avoid the sequels.
Stupid cold. Stupid roads. Stupid snow.
Dear Mr. Nomad,
Query as to the result of an email set to your location a couple a days ago, curious if you have recieved said email and/or all attachments.
Ditto (Fuckin’ in the Bushes) Isn’t that better done on the First of May?
Unlike Jack Mangan, I do not have my shit together. I don’t think I would have anything useful to the palooza that wasn’t already well covered by everyone else. While I did enjoy it, TO did give voice to some things that I found odd about the film. I thought everyone’s contributions were excellent and painted an interesting picture.
Now, if we do one for Blade Runner, I may have to get a bigger hard drive to hold the audio recording. Of course, most of that will consist of me screaming, so that may not play very well.
Can’t tell you how much a really really wanted to like GPB. Right up to the final scene I kept hoping it would kick it into gear and become “good” but it just never happened for me.I’m a cheerleader for just about ever actor that was in this film.
That’s not to say it was “Bad”. It had some nice performances but …
It needed to commit to something. Maybe a completely jaw dropping shoot out at the re-union would have done it. Or maybe some sort of repeated comic element like the in “Raising Arizona” where they had the same piece of music showing up in different styles or jokes that kept getting re-used or SOMETHING.
I guess I’m more disappointed than anything because it’s pieces could have added up to great classic.
I’m reminded of a friend who finally ask the beautiful girl he had seen around campus for 4 years, to go out with him. To his surprise she said “yes” and to his even further surprise … the ended up in bed together.
He said it was one of the big disappointments of his life.
Like this film, she apparently thought her contribution to the event was to just lay there looking really hot.
Joe: I think it did. It just isn’t what you expected.
Now it’s time to shovel the walk. *mutter, mutter* stupid snow.
Anyone know when the TSH’s are going to do the Play by Play on episode 100?
Well thanks again for everyone’s excellent contributions.
Just found out my health insurance premium is jumping from 11% of my paycheck to 23% of my paycheck.
Yup, looking forward to the standard 3% raise even less now…
JB – Ouch!
Let’s try a different kind of meme. Go to iTunes and sort your music by last played. Find the oldest song (you can ignore podcasts, audio books, etc). What’s the song and when did you last play it.
Moon & Tree by Blue Rodeo
Wow. That completely sucks, JB.
I forgot, that song was last played 9/26/2007
My poor hubby.
I’m inundating him with e-cards. I’ve sent three so far today.
hmmm… I wonder if I should send him another…
Hmm, since I just replaced my laptop and moved all of my music over, I don’t have an old song. My longest ago played is only 12/15/08… but
It’s “Love is Love” by the Culture Club from the movie Electric Dreams which has one of my favorite soundtracks. Also, this is the song my husband and I danced to at our wedding.
Let’s Limbo Some More – Chubby Checker Last played June 23 ‘ 07
(this was for a ’50 murder mystery we hosted so I have a number of Chubby Checker and other 50’s music that was played at that time)
Yeah, well, the old company’s plan is currently being paid through COBRA with the new company paying the percentage that had been paid by the old company. Now a new plan starts at the first of the year, so it’s either accept the new plan or begin paying all the COBRA on the old one. Obviously of those two options the new plan is “cheaper.”
Hey, feel free to send Mr. Bunny a Happy Birthday e-card from all of us. 🙂
Ok, sent him the beer and cake e-card from Hallmark.com on the DP behalf.
(I’m sure he’s sick of e-cards from me by now 🙂 )
CP: Let it Roll – Velvet Revolver
CP: Love is Never Distant – Jack Mangan.
No, I’m not that narcissistic .
*soft whisper* Jack…
…WHERE’S MY CD!!!
So nobody at the pub had Reading materiel.
Cider flavoured with blackberries is rather good.
Today’s slightly surreal sight:
A woman in her late 40’s doing a gymnastic somersault on the dance floor.
Good on her!
…and not hurting herself.
Most of the blokes were impressed.
2 and a half feet of snow and still falling. I got my wife’s car shoveled out and I felt like I was gonna die. Still gotta do my car but I’m pretty sure it all ready has…
Been there, done that, Dub. Sorry no sympathy here.
CP: 7 of Mine – Warp 11
Welcome to no sympathy night.
Your host is TEB…
Quarterly Reports for Quarter #2 are done! Yay!!! 🙂
The Christmas party at our school officially starts in T minus 2 hours 15 minutes. There will be lots of good food tonight.
I’m not sure if I should be afraid or not
CP: Wasting Love — Iron Maiden
Quoting from the article TEB:
Day and Howerton do not consider the series as a science fiction, but rather a unique twist on the workplace sitcom. Wayne McClammy (I’m F–king Matt Damon) directed the pilot.
The BBC did that…it was called Red Dwarf
Trying to deny it’s scifi is not an auspicious start.
And so it starts
Benny Hill is rolling in his grave.
Cool! I want one of these
Looks like it shoots arrows…vicious.
That’s me… vicious 😀
avoid like the plague
School reunions that is and not vicious bunnies
Or maybe Benny Hill is being chased around in his grave in fast motion by a little old bald man and a bunch of scantily clad women.
Off for an early dinner, then going to kick some butt.
Til tomorrow. Sweet dreams Pan!
CP: Hello Time Bomb — Matthew Good Band
Currently cooking: Orange Beef Stir Fry
somewhere Trent Reznor is cringing
Wow a TSH siighting
A TSH sighting…quick get the butterfly nets out.
Me thinks it will take more than a butterfly net…
Nurse Chapel is no more:
She does seem to have led a pretty good life.
Apparently the butterfly nets worked
That is so sad about Majel 🙁
Nurse Chapel, Mama Troi, the computer voice
Welcome guys n’ dolls to da smarty hottie Deadpan memory lane hour
starring: Hugh and andrea
featuring: Deadpan Episode 100
RE: iTunes game from earlier –
Wow! I have a ton of tunes I have apparently never listened to.
The one with the oldest “last played” date is something called “Kamuy” by some group named “Sound Tribe Sector 9”
I don’t know anything about this tune or even how I got it but it was last played 1/24/04
wait how was it spelt?
gots me some Smarty Hotty!!!!
omg hugh, we commented at the same moment as j0e!
hugh sez: *swoooon*
it is Lwaxana
wait what was this about oldest played itunes song?
we shared “a moment”!
You’re supposed to go to your iTunes, click on “last played” and see what the oldest song on the list is
The oldest song on this machine is called A Place To Call Our Own by an unknown artist played on 6/23/07 @ 5:16am
…er, by oldest I mean the song you listened to the longest ago
j0e we did it again
Hugh sez: you might as just come over here and make love to us now
Hugh did you just ask j0e to make love to you?
Hugh sez: yes, I did *swooon*
I think my husband is in love with j0e
Well now that last played song is the most recent played song cuz we listened to it.. no idea what band that is
I’m actually off to play a good hearted prank.
A nearby school sports some stone mascots outside the front entrance that are just BEGGING for some holiday cheering up!
I’m just the guy for the job.
I stopped at the dollar store a little while ago and picked up a couple of Santa hats!
Ho Ho Ho!
(let’s hope homeland security doesn’t swoop in and shoot me whilst I merry make)
LOL.. oh my God!! Dumb ass memory in the making!!! So I added the last played column to my itunes to get that song info and had to scroll over to see that new column and didnt realize I wasnt seeing the song title column anymore
the BAND name is Place To Call Our Own, the song was Inside and the ALBUM is unknown
Hugh sez: women.. yeesh
Methinks that was some song I downloaded off of iLike from some indie unsigned artist
Have a good time spreading your holiday cheer j0e
Hugh sez: I have plenty of cheer to spread around myself
Hey mister, keep that cheer contained please
Hugh sez: No worries, I save my cheer for you.
Hey mister! Put a little mustard on that mustard!
alrighty where were we before j0e arrived and took our attentions?
Hugh sez: 200 pan de muerte
I love it when he speaks spanish *swoon*
make that 100 not 200, we don’t have a Tardis here to trave into the future and listen to ep 200 or anything
okay my fan fic is shitty…
I am a jaded A-hole….
I got turned down for intervew. Oh well, must find cool podcast writer to interveiw. I already did Jack Mangan.
I like Ditto’s voice… good recording… I think this the frist time I heard your voice.
ditto as Jack Mangan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hugh sez: I think my wife is in love with ditto
you have j0e, I have ditto
Hugh sez: Deal, babe
awwwww.. well said ditto!! Wait I think I need to rewind that, I wasn’t totally listening because I was so swooned
Hugh sez: liar you just want to keep replaying dittos voice!
I do not!
Hugh sez: I am going to have to work on a ditto voice impression now
LOL. Then you can be Hugh impersonating ditto impersonating Jack
“the pusher of pans”
I like that- The Peoples Front of Deadpan
So did we ever get that million bucks?
wheres my cut????
Paul Maki’s Deadpan story
TSH – must like it spicy
awww Thomas and Kris
I miss them
the spicier the better!
Hugh sez: I just like my spicy latinas
wait wasnt that your ‘next scene’ music you used in your other story whose name has totally escaped me right now?
On this computer, without my iPod plugged in – – my most wayback tune:
Where Boys Fear to Tread – Smashing Pumpkins (sorry Smarty Hotties)
Last played 6/4/2008.
w00t for play-by-play!! Off to make dinner now. Carry on 🙂
ewwww there are mice here?
*glances at the corners of the bar*
enjoy dinner JAck
Hugh sez: Have a bottle of wine for us
a whole bottle?
Hugh sez: well we usually consume a whole bottle with our dinners
I’m a fucking marmot
so its a marmot not a mouse
what the fuck IS a marmot?
marmots are cuuute!!!
that marmot needs his fucking mouth fucking washed with fucking soap
Hugh sez: He fucking does, babe
awwww congrats Jack!
Jeremy!!! from the gay bar as usual
ok the Borg Deadpan is the way was a little freaky. 🙂
Hugh sez: play it again methinks I heard your sweet voice
Hugh sez: Me did hear me baby methinks
was that Mr Bunny?
TSH – No those are sound bites from the upcoming podiobook…
and of course. The great Spherical Tomi
who was that reading it?
and this one too?
is that Kris?
sounds from what upcoming podio book?
Hugh sez: everyone shut up!!! its you babe!!! *ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssswwwwwwwwwwoooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn*
woah that got fucked up
I am NOT posting too quickly
Hugh sez: This is making me horny. She keeps saying nipples. I dont care who wins this prize, I just want to go to bed with you now
LOL, calm down Hughie
Hugh sez: calm down? How can I calm down, you drive me crazy
Dirk Moonfire and the Nefarious Space Women
Currently in production…
*phone call pause*
ok, but what sound bytes were from there?
The ones I asked if it was Mr Bunny?
operation “Ho Ho Ho” is complete. 🙂
back to the play by play
Yes TSH – Bunny sent me straight reads from Dirk Moonfire – I added the appropriate voice work.
Whoa, THE Smarty Hotties are in da House and I am slightly buzzed. This means something, but I’m not sure what.
Definitely sad news about Majel – she was an icon in her own right.
Alright, the Itunes game.
oldest played song with a date – “An Incident” from Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country. Date of 21 OCT 2005
But, I’ve got a couple hundred tracks with no play date. Turning on the last skipped column yields “Love Drive” by the Scorpions. Dunno why I skipped that one.
I’m thinking Steve Jobs or Bill Gates oughta buy one
As I dig through my pockets, I find I’m just a bit short of the $42 million.
Another catchup post from me.
Squirrel Nut Zippers – Hell
Last played: 9/26/2007 8:40 PM
(that’s band name first, then song title, by the way)
The Christmas party at our school rocked. There was a ton of food, and I got to talk to some fellow tutors and some students. The students all said I was a good teacher, and some of them gave me presents. One of them volunteered me to sing in front of most of the group, and I did and got complimented for it. We spent some time standing in a circle, singing songs (including English-language and Spanish-language Christmas carols, and other songs in Spanish) and having a ton of fun.
I’m genuinely sad over here about Majel Barrett-Roddenberry. 🙁
TO: I enjoyed your fanfic.
ok we’re back. Hugh be off the phone now
Hugh sez: rewind yours to start from the beginning. Fuck my job for interrupting. Work has sucked this week.
jeez! Everyone came in while Hugh was on the phone
j0es a ho and Eds drunk 🙂
Now I understand wolf. Good luck with the podio book
They heard you were here… You are populars
Hi Amy, glad you had a good xmas party
We have Hugh’s work xmas party tomorrow night
Hi, TSH! I’m so glad it’s play-by-play night! 🙂
wow thats so “wierd” Jack Mangan keeps getting all the comments 😉
that last one was an old old old comment
Hugh sez: *swoooon* you got tongue tied
Hugh sez2: she sez nipple again *swooooon*
Hugh sez3: sez wah wah wah for me babe
LOL. Hugh control yourself
Hugh sez4: I am a man of deep lust
So are we Amy 🙂
we miss being around here more. But you know how life goes.
Hugh sez: Life is steering us in other directions right now
but we want to make the effort to try to do this more often again
wow you can tell I recorded that a different day, it sounds so different
that was a rough time when I recorded that. I barely made it
Hugh sez: you did good babe
Hugh sez: methinks Im gonna win the greasy bean!
Hugh sez: 30,000 babe? More like 60,000
Hugh sez: 🙁 I lost
I need to get that shirt to Jack! Actually Jack needs to get here for his 3some 🙂
We are Deadpan!!
Hughs work has been crazy this week 🙁
at least hugh isnt in the office right now like his boss his
Oh, yeah, I know how life can get in your way.
I thought the Borg Deadpan thing was really cool, too.
Futures keep tanking
dow keeps tanking
Maddof, bailouts, OPEC
its been a bad week
we should of totally all added a We are Deadpan Borg at the end of that 🙂
Inflection is futile! 🙂
LOL I love it!
OMG we need to do this
I realize I am the one with the least participation right now, but a Borg/Deadpan thing would be high-larious!
It certainly would!
ok we are going to try to finish this then Hugh needs to pull some numbers for his boss 🙁
stolen from the 80s
this was my request for favorite stolen from the 80s moment 🙂
Hugh sez: I’ve never heard this. LOL
Alvie and Jeremy 🙂
Amy Bowen!! Questors!!
Well if someone was willing to put that together, i promise to do my best to get Hugh and my voices recorded for it.. can’t promise too much over here right now, but I will do my best
Hugh sez: I charge $100 an hour, 2 hour minimum for my recorded voice
woah Amy those bird chirps got loud.
Awwww 🙂 this is cute
If you do get the chance to get your voices recorded for it, I will happily edit them into that episode. As it turns out, I think putting podcast episodes together is tons of fun, even though it can be a little tedious at times. 🙂
Thanks! Unfortunately, I have yet to truly learn the art of leveling. 🙁
Woot! I got swooned by TSH & I got a good recording comment from TO!
I fell all warm an glowy inside. 🙂
I’m glad we’re not in this scene, Hugh and I suck at camping 🙂
Hugh sez: we’re city folk, we need beds and electricity. Concrete and glass
We’re not good at nature
Dude whats up with the fish?
Hugh sez: Here is yet another reason not to go camping
And now I’m caught up on Top Chef too.
TSH do not like au natural? I am shocked!
You did a really good job, Amy 🙂 I love all the sounds, it was just that 1 time the bird chirp took over your voice. Since then its been great
Oh we like au natural.. just not outside. In a warm cozy bed with nice sheets au natural is great!
Hugh sez: your distracting me woman! Whats with the au natural talk, I wanna know if Jeremy and wolf kill the zombie fish
sorry! Back to Questors
They are using the pans! the deadpans?????
Dude! You’ll get the benefits. Trust me. I’m thinking of your best interests. 😉
they WERE zombie fish!!!
Reading comments today has made me happy as did the GPB episode.
Loving the TSH recap. Fun.
I’m going back to quiet until tomorrow.
Hugh sez: Thanks, ditto!
There is a death of pans?
How do pans die?
Ooops. Gotta go back and take care of the sick wife. Later panites!
PDQ – Pans Die Quietly…
Cooking on Deadpans makes the food reanimate then?
LOL the Kingdom of FPM ailgning with nation of Podango.. I love it
ditto- Hope Mrs ditto feels better soon
Hugh sez: Yeah man. Send her our best
The Deadpan Ambassador!
Ed is our “stablemaster” eh? 😉
Hugh sez: Im not sure what that means but you made it sound dirty
LOL Enter Sandman royalties 🙂
Part 2 is the part we were supposed to be in Hugh
Hugh sez: I remember
A cereal by Amy Bowen
Happy 100th toooo youuuuuuuuu
Hugh sez: *swooooooooon* babe
LOL remember when I kept practicing my sigh 🙂
Hugh sez: LOL, yeah
Damn good work everyone on that ep.. it sounded ALMOST as good as a real Deadpan 😉
With marshmallows! And ZOMBIE FISH.
and now, Hugh has work to get done so we are outta here
Thank you guys and dolls for attending the Deadpan retro hour with Ep 100
the way to start every morning
LOL!! I’m so glad you guys enjoyed the story, and the whole episode. 🙂
Re: Hughie voice over fee –
But hugh … we don’t want you to talk. Just lay there and look cute! How much for that?
Okay, really must log off and get some sleep. Good night, Paniacs! 😀
Goodnight Amy 🙂
I wonder why Uploading large files takes so long…
When you download files they are actually falling into your computer. When you upload your files are physically being shoved up the interpipes.
And that’s tonight’s, “Ask Dr. Science!”
I have the best bunch of friends in the world. Really. Thanks for revisiting 100 – which was a masterpiece, unto itself. Now before I hitchhike to Chicago ;), I need to share ANOTHER wonderful act of friendship that has floored me:
I’m posting this here in the comments to share with my friends.
WNDRWolf has created a mixtape of my music, to be shared with everyone who hangs out here. I’m only hearing it for the first time now. I’m floored. Thank you, WNDR. I hope everyone enjoys.
Morning Pan, a TSHs play by play..nice.
Only big kids need to apply:
Terminator 2 dates this but I still find it funny.
Today’s unbidden thought:
Wolf have you seen High Fidelity?
Wndrs Deadpan mixtape currently downloading captain!
Justa j0e sez:
Re: Hughie voice over fee –
But hugh â€¦ we donâ€™t want you to talk. Just lay there and look cute! How much for that?
Hughie sez: Lay there and look cute? Oh that comes sooo easily to me. For you j0e, its free!
Dre sez: *eye roll* But actually it is free, cuz he is sitting next to me right now looking oh so damn cute!
Hughie sez: *blush*
Van my dear you have a wonderful day
Hughie and I are going to go lift weights now 🙂
This just in – Deep Throat is dead.
There, that should provide plenty of ammunition for the snark rifle today 🙂
Good Master Wolf,
Please find my thanks here -> http://www.brainwyrms.com/2008/12/19/thank-you-wndrwolf/
Hmmm. Well, I’ve tried Firefox and even IE, but I can’t get the mixtape file. IE is giving me the 404 finger and FF gives me a blank. Right clicking and downloading give me a 4K file that is, sadly not very musical.
Help me WNDRWolf…..you’re my only hope!
I have had no problem with that link… ummm.
You are right clicking it and save as ….Shoot me an email later today and I will see what I can do. It is a huge file…
Last Played Meme:
Gepetto by Belly 1-16-05 12:36PM
So I will be getting back to that DP BarFic I started up there before the benefits meeting. I have by now passed into sullen resignation on that matter.
-36 with the windchill. Woo Hoo!
Downloading music as we type.
Re: Nomad’s post – WndrWorf!!!!!
That was for the last played memento and not your benefit problem JB.
Does W have a pasty on his head?
It’s the ridges that does it for me, Van. 😉
ribbed for your pleasure ?
CP:”Xmas in Frisco” streaming from SomaFM.com
ranges from traditional to VERY not safe for work, seasonal audio.
puts the “tic” back in eclectic (no, I don’t know what that means)
Van – No I have never watched High Fidelity…
Are you refering to something here???
WNDR Worf??? No I don’t think so… although that is funny…
Wait I’m ribbed for bunny pleasure???
Woot! Thanks for the early Christmas present Wndr & Jack!!!!
Wolf, read the post my Nomad Scry and you’ll know what we’re talking about.
my = by
TEB – I did 😉
I am not that slow in real life… usually…
CL: SModcast 68: The Talking Cure Pt. 1
Holy crap, Smitty is so baked in this. There’s a couple point where it is amusing and other points where it’s kind of sad…
Wolf, you never fail to astound. VERY NICE!
Damn, how many joints is he gonna blow through on this???
Well the explanation will ruin it Wolf.
In high fidelity the John Cusack character sends his lovers mix tapes.
I’ll get my coat.
Van – I do that all the time…
Hmm… Wanna go see a movie? or something ya know sometime …whenever.
Okay, pardon me whilst I joke about the podcast I’m listening to which is not the one this message board is for, but…
“The stage could have a rotating platform…”
“I think that I ‘d get sick.”
“It would be a really slow rotation man, like the time it takes a second hand to go around a clock in one minute. I don’t know how fast that is exactly…”
Well, Kev, that rotation rate would be one RPM… In his defense there is that whole chainsmoking Joint thing.
And you thought Wingin’ It would occasionally go off the rails…
I’ll want dinner too!
And a handjob!
Oh wait, I went too far…
What Group Grope?
An explanation will set you free.
JB for the score!
Wolf likes us. He really, really likes us!
TEB – Sorry I could not say anything yesterday when you asked Jack for the CD…
ditto – Don’t thank me – I just put it together. This is all Jack. Thank him.
that’s ok Worf ( 🙂 ) I understand.
Well Pan. I have some shopping to do. Both my hubby and I have the next week off so I’ll probably be hit and miss on the boards. If I don’t make it back before then, I hope everybody has a wonderful Christmas and Happy Holidays.
Mr. & Mrs TEB – AKA “Hit & Miss”
Best wishes to you and yours as well!
All the best Mrs and Mr TEB.
Happy Holidays, Bunnies!
CP: Mrs. Potter’s Lullaby — Counting Crows
And Happy Holidays to all of you, too. Just in case.
My vacation from Evil, Inc. starts at the end of this bloody day. But I’ll be hanging around the nipple page during that 2-week vacation.
“I’ve got to stop at the Kwik Stop and drop off a delivery. I think there’s a bed & breakfast on Main Street…”
“Main Street, if you don’t mind.”
“No trouble at all.”
The big rig splashed through icy puddles past the brilliantly lit Kwik Stop and into the darkness of the road into town. The mountains
surrounding the town were great dark suggestions of shapes just beyond the murk of the freezing rain and low cloud. Allison gathered up her backpack and purse in preparation for getting out of the cab. Downtown, if you could call one block of oppsing retail blocks “downtown” appeared ahead, with old-fashioned double-lampposts casting a comforting, candle-like glow upon the surrounding shops, mostly closed. On the left, a bar, the own’s only bar, by the look of it. There were some neon signs proclaiming availability of beers Allison had never heard of, and one old, unlit Blatz sign.
“Can we stop here?”
“Okay.” The trucker pulled closer to the curb and stopped. “The guy running that place can tell you where the B&B is. Good guy.”
“Thanks. Thanks for the…”
“Don’t mention it.” The trucked smiled shyly again, possibly blushing under the full beard, though it was hard to tell in the dim light. Allison clambered down from the truck, and turned to look at Jack Mangan’s Deadpan Bar.
Well, I hope you guys can all pop in at least once more, before xmas. Safe and happy holidays.
JB, was that Trucker Overdrive, who dropped her off at the bar?
Nomad, WNDR, that is awesome 🙂 . Power of teh world wide pipes.
Last Played on the iPod: Fire -hifi – Dean Scala Band. I gave it 2 stars; I should probably just delete it. . . . The only good thing I found back there in the iPod dregs was a decent Moonlight Sonata (1st Movement).
Alas I go back on the 28th…grrrrrr!
Current size of iPod library: 14855 items, 38.3 days, 52.23 GB
I always make it my goal to listen to all of the music in my library every year.
ditto: my, my your library is large.
(DP Bar pause)
It was tepmting there at the end, Jack, but I wasn’t sure whether T.O. would be shy or boisterous. I suppose it’s up to the reader…
Ditto, I’m not sure what the current size of my iTunes library is, but like Joe, I have at least dozens if not hundreds of un-listened-to tracks, at least as far as iTunes knows (most are ripped from CD’s I own, so I’ve probably listened to many of the ones that are “unplayed” before.
Hey everyone, you might have noticed there’s no “Allison” hanging out at the real-life messageboard here. I wonder why that could be???
(DP Bar resume)
It’s not the size of your library, but the breadth of your knowledge.
Whatever that means…
CP: Crowing — Toad The Wet Sprocket
You need a ladder on wheels to get around that library.
You need a ladder on jetpacks.
On hold with AZ employment office for 23:19 as of right now. Ironic that a call to them is wasting me a lot of fucking money.
But my patience is appreciated.
I gave up at 33:45.
Your call is very important to us.
The funny thing about my library is that I still haven’t managed to rip all the CDs I own.
CP: Nocturn — Rush
Apparently the call is important, but not the customer.
CP: Going Down — Ani DiFranco
Jack, those bastards!
AZ Unemployment agency now does bookings for Musicians?
Yeah, someone get a hold of the State of AZ, it’s the perfect idea. Pairs of musicians, alternating songs, playing LIVE on-hold music!
It’s perfect, patronage of the arts, practical, and altogether awesome.
Close to the bone?
Everyone likes a good bone…
Leave it to TSH to score with a single letter…
CP: No Way Out Of Love — Junkhouse
C: Booking a flight to Los Angeles for late January
CP: Reckoning — Ani DiFranco
Woot for the mix tape!
I’m happy today – good karma has returned to my world!
Jack, why are you paying for local calls? Must be a cell phone situation.
I imagine Trucker Overdrive to be a shy, teddy-bear type.
And might I say a very entertaining Evo@11 appearance.
Though it does leave me a bit sheepish… Answer me this and hopefully not be offended: Did I meet you at NME, Cj?
I met so many people at NME that it would be hard for me to say. It is very likely. I have attended the last three (two in Ontario and one in Vegas.)
As you apparently heard on Evo@11 – if it was in Vegas, I may not remember quite clearly. I was at the Coverville concert, but I was removed from the event by my husband who decided I needed to “go eat something to absorb all of that alcohol.” *blush*
Yeah, I don’t think I met you at the Coverville 500, I was being a bit shy and stiff at a table near the stage. There were a fair number of folks I met at breakfast on Sunday…
hmmm I was at a breakfast on Sunday with a lot of people I didn’t know.
Here’s a key question then, was Jack at breakfast with you?
CW: Pushing Daisies S2E10
I know it was in the Paradise Cafe at the LV Hilton. I was with Brent and Michelle Spore and Brian Shaler etc.. It was a long table… you may Have been at the other end. I don’t remember Jack being there, but in all honesty – I have a horrible memory.
Jack, were we at the same breakfast?
It’s all coming back to me now. Yes, Paul.. I think I remember meeting you at breakfast. I believe you were actually sitting nearby across from me.
It’s now sounding quite likely that we at the very least almost nearly met and had breakfast in the same vicinity at the same time.
Unfortunately I can’t recall anything distinctive I would have done or said then, so I can’t confirm for certain certain…
Perhaps I gave out a demo CD or two, though I can’t remember if I had them with me at breakfast…
Thanks again on the xbox advice, licenses transferred ok.
CP: Rich Woman — Robert Plant and Alison Kraus
JB – My husband just came home and he, Dan, said that he was actually talking with both you and Jack at breakfast. Clearly, we were all there.
Deadpan: All fun and games until someone tries to remember something.
Who are you again?
What happens in Vegas …
These are not the Deadpanites you are looking for.
Unfortunately, this is not the first time I’ve seen Jack somewhere and forgotten that he was there. I strive to be a better friend in the future. (smacking self repeatedly on forehead)
..gets caught on CCTV.
Since I’ve only starting using iTunes in July, my oldest track I last played was in July and was:
Oganaich Uir a Rinn M’ Fhagail by Julie Fowlis.
You need a lot of phlegm to pronounce that one.
BTW, Van… I enjoyed hearing you on the episode. Jack is right, your voice is very swoon-worthy!
Van: I’ll ask my wife. She’s got plenty of phlegm right now. More than enough to share. Yuck.
It sounds like everything is back up and running.
Yes Van, fun to hear you on the Ep.
It was fun talking to you, Van. And luckily, we did so without phlegm.
Cj, I think it was atthat breakfast that Paul Maki (aka JB) told the “naked in Toronto” story.
Hooray for Van’s Xbox! I’ve lost enough data from computer crashes over the years to appreciate how much it sucks. Glad you were able to get your stuff transferred to the new console.
For whatever reason, I was able to download the mix file without trouble. Guess the server needed it’s morning coffee before it was ready to deal with me.
Well good, Ed. I could have YouSendIt’ed (?) it to you, if nec.
CP: Birds of Fire – Mahavishnu Orchestra
Oh wait – just ended.
NP: Predominance – Godflesh
Before I call it a night, loads of retro remakes at:
If you ever dreamed of piloting one of those speeder bikes from Return of The Jedi as a kid, give the 3D Deathchase remake a try.
Glad to hear it Ed.
I think I am off to play Civ IV.
good night all
looking at Cj’s hair… Man that sounds creepy.
working on more Muppet CSI, any one think Cheyenne Wright would play the stuffy eagle?
TO that would be perfect.
My hair is badass!
Sam the Eagle, wasn’t it? I bet Cheyenne could pull that off really well.
Yeah that it. I am still writtung if you could pass my email to Cheyenne that would rock!
This isn’t some thing just for Slice vmail show.
Muppet CSI. Cracks me up. Ever hear Moxy Fruvous’ routine about Oscar The Grouch? I agree with them. He’d say MF awesome!
That was pretty funny stuff, btw, TO. . .
Morning Pan, late shift today, meh!
JATW: The IT Crowd S3E5
Good morning, Van.
Well the tumbleweeds are looking very festive this year.
Tumbleweeds will be buried by evening here…
So a White Christmas on the cards for you JB…nice!
Yea!!! Congrats to Rhettro for getting over 2000 MS Gamer points.
We’re making more tamales today, and just being on vacation. Wow.
Bionic Commando: Rearmed
Last house maintenance day before guests arrive.
Rented a 12 foot step ladder to replace bulbs in light trays on a 16 foot ceiling.
Not my first (or 2nd or 3rd) choice for getting “high” but someone had to do it.
“Hey, no one’s been vacuuming up here!”
Remind me to speak to the staff. Oh … that’s me. 😉
and let me add, “Let it snow.Let it snow.Let it snow.”
Back up my ladder now. Have to have it back in 2 hours.
Just don’t do any of that “fly like an eagle” stuff, JJ. We’ve already established that Cheyenne scored that role.
Since our early genetic ancestors discovered the value of the stick, man has forever been seeking better and better incarnations of it. From the spear, to the club, to the sword, to the nuclear aircraft carrier it has evolved into ever more powerful implements of war.
Yet locally, as man become more domesticated, he has not been able to shake the need for the comfortable grip of a stick in his hand. In earlier days, men carried canes to satisfy the deep seeded need to be equipped for battle while appearing to have risen above such urges.
But, those urges have never left men. Today, sitting in front of his ever larger flat panel television, man holds tight to the remote control and the power that it gives him over this window to the world.
And now, I have found and acquired the latest and greatest in the line stretching back to the old clicker:
And, by the way, the wife also recognizes and appreciates its ultimate coolness. She even lets me use it from time to time 🙂
Ed: Totally agree. My friends have raved about this remote. I have not gotten one yet. 🙁
So Ed, you can use that remote for hunting or one-on-one combat?
This is the stick I have.
Works well with the 360. My only complaint would be that the controls to it have a bit of lag. But it makes using the Xbox 360/dvd/dvr/television a lot more simple.
CP: Deadpan Mixtape
Here is the magic stick for $165
Anyone see it around for less?
At that price I think I’ll stick to the remotes that come with the various bits of electrical equipment.
I was thinking that too, Van. But I haven’t made the leap into HD yet. We did buy my parents a BluRay player for Christmas, so we’ll experience it at there house.
Van – Please let me know what you think of the mixtape? Anyone else for that matter. It is important to receive some honest feedback on the production.
Joe, Amazon is where I ordered mine from, but that’s about $15 more than what I paid. I bet it will come down again in a few days.
WNDR: I haven’t had a chance to listen all the way through, but the part I’ve listened to sounds good so far.
My feedback wasn’t honest?!
You know, while listening to music through headphones is OK, it just doesn’t compare with shaking the room with a set of real speakers.
CP: Sunshine of Your Love – Cream (younger sister is “playing” it on Guitar Hero III)
Hey Pan. It’s 9:00 pm and I’m playing Sacred 2 and typing on the boards.
Jack – I think your feedback is a bit biased….
For those that are interest, my mother sent me her annual NSFW Christmas message (mostly aimed at a mail audience… with perhaps the exception of EssBee). If you want to see it, send me a note and I’ll forward it on. It seems to be a PowerPoint presentation.
Sunshine of your Love is an axcellent song have you heard the Bobby McFerrin version?
CP: JM – Mix
Ok, I’ve decided I’ve had too much to drink to play Sacred (I’m such a lightweight). Maybe Peggle is more my style tonight.
well, one beer and one shot of 15 year old scotch seems to have played well with me…
interest = interested
mail = male
WNDRWolf: No, I haven’t.
Am enjoying the mix tape (but then I’ve always said I like your stuff, Jack).
The one thing I might do, if it’s ok with you WNDR, is I’m going to break break it up so I have the songs individually and therefore can add them to my “shuffle”
Here you go Amy.
Neat! A cappella FTW!
Jack, because it wouldn’t let me leave a message, consider this it…
“for the purchase of an ‘album'”
God, I’ve had too much to drink.
Well Pan. Two beers and one shot of whiskey is enough to put me down. I think it’s bedtime.
Is that anything like a hamster wheel?
Wolf, I listened to the mixtape all the way through yesterday. I enjoyed the listening experience and it will be staying on my phone (along with WW #34).
Thanks to Jack as well for the music.
Although not on the mixtape. that Train track at the end of a recent DP episode is another one of my favs…as I mentioned at the time..really gets the foot tapping.
CW: last episode of Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles
Better than I expected.
To TEB, Essbee and Cj:
Is it available to US and Canadian facebook users?
Van, Yes. I play WordScraper with my friends outside the US since Scrabble isn’t available. I’ll start a game with you!
8:00 am am and minus 30 (without windchill) here in the city. We were thinking of a movie, but now I’m thinking I don’t want to go out into the cold.
Also, congrats to EssBee for beating me at Scrabble. I have yet to win a game. Maybe I should start using a Scrabble dictionary?
Van and I have started a game as well. Maybe I have a chance at this one.
Well if the 8bit computer version can beat me..you may well be right TEB.
STAB did make me pause though..lol
I’m soliciting for geeky name suggestions for a male and female puppy.
Right now I am leaning toward “Inara Serra and Malcolm Reynolds” but “Princess Buttercup & The Dread Pirate Roberts” are also in the running.
Okay, finish rolling your eyes in disgust … and remind me of some other great couples. 🙂
gotta go. I’ll be back round later!
Fred and Ginger.
Laurel and Hardy
Penny and Sheldon
Nick and Nora for those who remember the thin man series of films.
Douglas (Fairbanks jnr) and Mary (Pickford)
Morecombe and Wise
Cannon and Ball
Little and Large (I kid you not)
Zero and One
Nomad: Yep, and there will be a second season for that series. Hulu is starting to form a good line up of anime. I also use crunchyroll.
Cj: I though Penny & Sheldon was a very funny choice.
Sweet potatoes and marshmallows 😉
Bangers and Smash
Six and Nine
ditto, Scary as it is, I’m madly in love with Sheldon.
Cuz he has Spock’s DNA? 😉
Currently 6F here.
My two PC’s are named Fat Man and Little Boy.
So, JJ, are these puppies litter mates? In that case, you’d really want a brother and sister name. Naturally, Luke and Leia would be the names you’re looking for.
Logan and Jessica would also be fun and classic.
Gene and Majel?
I’m gone again.
Though, if you were looking for more contemporary geekdom, you could go with Chuck and Ellie.
Ooh, Gene and Majel – I like that one, TEB.
I like the Gene and Majel choice too. LLAP’s next episode is #100 and we are dedicating it to Majel. The epsidoe we are covering is also called “The Big Goodbye” which, while she isn’t in the episode, the title is fitting.
So does Rhettro win the bad taste award for naming his computers after nukes that bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
Elrond and Galadriel
We’re watching LOTR today as the tamales cook. Jack, we’ve done lots of laughing about The G(r)ay Havens. No wonder Frodo wanted to go there so badly. Aha.
Glad I could sully your movie watching, EssBee 😉
J0e: Miranda and Caliban? Barack and Michelle? Reagan and Thatcher? Link and Zelda? King Kong and Fay Wray? Fission and Fusion?
Thanks for the tip, Nomad Scry. I’m up for any and all online viewing suggestions, since I’ve let the cable TV go.
Thanks for the nice comments, everyone.
Energizer Bunny: Thanks so much! 🙂
Sonic and Knuckles
Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde
Roslyn and Adama
Great names guys.
0ne and zero were funny.
Luke and Leia was brought up and soundly nixed.
as was Martha Jones @ The Doctor.
I liked Scully @ Mulder but hat was nixed as well.
I threw Fred an Ginger in as well and that wasn’t thoroughly scoffed at.
I’m really warming to Gene and Majel … I’ll have to see what the committee thinks about that.
What is the correct pronunciation of Majel ?
I believe it’s pronounced “May-Gel” – I’ve heard it different ways, but interviews with her pronounce it this way and I’d assume that she instructed them correctly before the interviews were released.
If you guys want a silly movie, check out Hamlet 2. We just finished it and laughed our butts off.
Wow – that’s a weight loss method I could get ‘behind’…
Two badly parked volkswagen beetles
CD: Red wine, Cab.
CW: Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Temp: 19.7 F
CW: My kids play on their computers while starting the planning process for a year of Wander Radio…
CD: Diet Wild Cherry Pepsi
CW: Hubby playing RockBand (Keep ’em Separated – The Offspring)
ditto and Essbee – Two very cool movie choices. I loved them both.
The day is considered done I am headed to bed…
(Pssst TEB check your email.)
Cj: So’s Rock Band. 😉
BTW, enjoyed hearing you on Evo @ 11.
Thanks, ditto. It was fun 🙂
I’m going to make homemade eggnog for the first time ever and I’m going to totally put bourbon in it and serve it to my friends and family!
….Oh the things that excite me.
it’s my Holiday Spectacular!
It’s got Mangan, Holsey, Systris, Tosus plus many more.
sorry miss typed wndrwolf!
I’ll have to check that out, TO.
Night you princes of deadpan. 😉
Temp: 5 F (I was happier not knowing :/ )
CL: JM mixtape
Checking all the last minute stuff as I pack and get ready for my drive tomorrow.
WNDRwolf: so when is that mixtape going in the feed for WNDRRadio? Also I find that ep 32 is very worthy of repeat listening.
Very nice work, Trucker Overdrive.
Happy/safe travels, Lost Ralph!
Morning Pan, the BBC’s weather report says the max temperature today is 9C…toasty!
You guys need to come to Texas to escape all that cold. We’re at a balmy 34F here. 🙂
@ditto: crunchyroll, bookmarked for later. Thank you, I’d never heard of it before.
… Today has been a day of pain. Mostly because I spent two hours jamming my hand into an inch wide space and trying to pull out tightly wound plastic scraps. Thankfully, I only have one more day left to work this year.
I would do the sarcastic happy dance if I weren’t too tired for that kind of energy expenditure.
Lost Ralph – The Deadpan Mixtape is something for the listeners of the Deadpan. I am playing with the idea an all Jack Mangan music show. But the mixtape is a christmas gift for Deadpanites. So enjoy it before it goes away because I get a S&D letter…. (although I doubt that will happen)
Wolf, the mixtape is very nice. You did a great job with it.
We’re off to do some last-minute shopping (ugh) this morning, to trade books at the used book store (yay), and to see Milk.
Wolf: Sorry, I haven’t listened to the mix yet. I will soon. I promise.
Nomad: Cool. I don’t know what anime you like, but try X’amd over at cruncyroll. It is pretty good.
-19ÂºF. Too frozen to say more…
CE: Just finished breakfast.
Yesterday, we lost one of our front windows. The heat from the sun cracked it from top to bottom.
They’re not name so because of any malice I feel toward Japan, which I have none. LOL But rather for the irony that such destuctive devices are given such glib names, much like modern PCs. 😉
Damn ditto Sorry to hear about that.
Damn its cold in Oklahoma…
T minus 3 days of work left in 2008.
CP: Zaldor’s Worlds 4th Annual Anti-Christmas Show
This is fun http://www.zaldor.com/2008/12/22/4th-annual-anti-christmas-episode-216/
The show usually covers independant artists that play in the Detroit area. Les puts on a good show.
Has warmed to a balmy 15F here in justaJ0e land with a wind chill of 10F .
No sir, … I don’t like it.
Sorry about the uncomfortable hand-jamming, Nomad.
Perhaps I can listen to the “Christmas spectacular” and “Mangan Mix-tape” while wrapping gifts today.
… sorry, that would be “Holiday Spectacular”.
Crap I knew I forgot something…I am supposed to wrap those gifts…
There is a Windows logo in The Day the Earth Stood Still and the lack of subtlety in its location is very distracting.
Makes the change from the usual Apple logo though.
Windows logo would be more appropriate. I mean, if the world was coming to a crashing halt and all.
Minus 22 C or -36 with the wind chill, and more snow. *ugh*
Hubby out shoveling the walk as we speak, then we’re going to brave the yuck and hit the store. Turns out a certain nameless bunny forgot to get stocking stuffers 🙂
Currently making Amy’s bean soup for lunch.
Getting ready to walk the dog in the frigid weather.
I managed to finish all my holiday shopping on Saturday. I may still go out and buy some See’s Candy. I’ll refrain from talking about the weather. 😉 So Amy let’s loose her recipes? Perhaps I should ask her for her ginger snap one. They are a real crowd pleaser.
As someone from the UK, all this talking about the weather makes me feel right at home/
Dead Pan request :
Any chance some of you Deadpanites with snow in your midst could build a snowman, take a picture and post it online for those of us who are snowularly challenged ?
You get bonus Karma if it resembles Jack Mangan. 🙂
Although it is cold enough for snow here…We don’t have any…
No snow here, Joe.
In general, when it gets down to 0F, you don’t get snow: the air is too dry.
A SnowJack? Maybe a Charlie Brown shirt would make it come to life, rather than a stupid hat.
Did you guys like the movie, Cj?
While done with shopping, I went out at lunch to look around a a few things. Sure are a lot of people out shopping around here. You should have seen the line to checkout at Best Buy.
Just in the office today and tomorrow, then I’m ready for a long Christmas weekend.
Best Buy is one of the places I need to go today.
ditto: Yay! 🙂
Currently cleaning the house for some guests.
Not really on line, but did want to take a minute to say a big. THANK YOU to Ed. Your SS gift arrived today. I really like the earbuds and will start using them today.
Again. Thank you.
Amy: Where did you get the bean mix?
Currently planning meals for the rest of the week.
ahhh the movie. I called in a voicemail to share my thoughts with everyone, but in a nutshell, I’d have to say that while Keanu is the hawtness in the movie and he does a fine job at the part – the movie was very flat and boring. I could think of at least 42 or more things I could have done for 2 hours that I would have enjoyed more.
BTW – thanks so much, EssBee.
WooHoo! We just made it up to 0ÂºF!
Busy here, will try back later…
They can be an advantage to US spelling.
I think I’ll wait for DVD on the new Day the Earth Stood Still. I kinda hold the original to be sacred.
ditto: In my apartment in Florida, I found four jars of that bean soup mix in one of the kitchen cabinets, with the recipe cards on the lids. Presumably, one of the two people who had recently moved out had assembled the jars and left them there. (I hope it tastes all right… -_-; )
Darth Vader: Luke, I know what you are getting for Christmas
Luke Skywalker: How can you possibly know that?
Darth Vader: I felt your presences
I just baked m ‘n m cookies. They are yummy. Making cranberry bread and more candy treats after I’m done working.
You ain’t helping with the sugar cravings Cj…
Sorry, Van. If you were here, it’d be worse because then I’d just give you treats. Be thankful you are so far away … I think. 😉
I dunno Cj. . . those oreo thingies were delicious.
Sooo these Snowjacks…do they work like voodoo dolls?
More like reverse voodoo dolls. You touch them and they make you feel cold.
It’s raining here. I know that isn’t the most exciting thing you’ve probably heard all day, but I went outside and I got wet while retrieving mail. I’m getting multiple packages daily. I love getting packages!
Jack, I’m making chocolate mint flavored of the oreo truffles today. I’m glad you enjoyed yours. 😀 There are plenty more where those game from.
Listening: unknown song on coffee shop speakers
Drinking: cafe mocha
Doing: Backing up all the data on my laptop to my brand-new external hard drive! Yay!
TEB – glad you enjoyed them. I ended up having to go brick’n’mortar for them as Amazon wouldn’t let me have them shipped to Canada.
I suppose the Feds are afraid you guys up north will use that advanced tech to build nukes or something. 🙂
Deadpan all the way!
Just finished: Cleaning up meat for dinners this week. Carnitas tomorrow. Prime Rib for Christmas.
Need to finish groceries before weather turns bad.
MMM, Carnitas! We’re having prime rib too, ditto. I found it at $4.88/lb at Albertson’s right after Thanksgiving. In fact, better go get it out of the freezer.
We just got home from shopping (hell) and seeing Milk – great film.
Congrats, Cj, on ANOTHER Scrabble win!
Fantastic price, EssBee.
CP: Coldplay – Viva La Vida (on coffeeshop speakers – that’s band name first, then song title, for the unfamiliar. I like this song!)
I love Coldplay.
Time to make dinner – Marinated beef sauteed with green onions and served atop chinese noodles with chopped hard-boiled egg and soy sauce. One of my personal favorite meals. Yum!
Sounds good, Cj!
Leftovers here tonight.
Leftovers here too — chicken & rice.
We’re about to watch The Savages, and do our laundry. Tomorrow, we hit the road for 6 days.
Prime Rib! What time should we all get there? I’ll sit with the kids at the card table.
Jack, anytime you get here. 😉
Not as violent as the other Jack:
Even tales of him in Canada.
Err as in Jack the Ripper and not that Jack.
… anyone seen the AC power cord for my camcorder?
I swear I left it right here beside the desk.
How about that package of AAA rechargeable batteries I accidentally ordered last year when I thought I was getting AA’s.
no one seen those either?
I seem to have lost a bunch of things recently too.
Let me know if you find my stuff with your cords and batteries, J0e.
I think someone may have come through the bar and “straightened up” a bit.
I hate it when that happens.
I, I don’t believe it
There she goes again
She’s tidied up and I can’t find anything
All my tubes and wires
And careful notes
And antiquated notions
But, it’s poetry in motion
And when she turned her eyes to me
As deep as any ocean
As sweet as any harmony
Mmm, but she blinded me with science
She blinded me with science
^ I almost posted that, but wasn’t positive what the second line was.
Good heavens, Miss Yakamoto, you’re beautiful!
I want all future gifts sent to me in crap wrap: http://www.firebox.com/admin/crapwrap
And this is what I want – http://www.firebox.com/product/1548/Sun-Jar
I don’t know why. It’s just so pretty.
No more online window shopping for me. It’s much to late at night.
Looks like something to trap luminants in.
The was your obscure Dark Star reference for Xmas.
Forecast for today: light snow and warmer. We’re loading the car and heading South.
I am almost sure I’ll be around the bar, but just in case, I hope you all have a great Christmas (if you partake).
Happy Travels and Merry Christmas to you, EssBee!
Travel Safely and enjoy the holidays!!
Safe travels EssBee. 🙂
Safe travels and have a wonderful holiday EssBee. 🙂
Teresa and my daughter made chocolate covered peanut butter balls last night. I brought four of them with me to work this morning. Very tasty!
Were they salty?
I’d just like to mention that I’m fretting about my SS gift’s tracking not showing delivered.
It should have gotten to it’s recipient by now.
My sister-in-law made truffles yesterday. Totally awesome.
EssBee: Safe travels, and Merry Christmas!
Well, for what it’s worth, CJ, the gift I’m supposed to receive has not managed to fight it’s way through the system to me yet. It did take over a week for mine package to make it to TEB, which is longer than I would have expected as well.
I love the T-Shirt in this comic strip:
I’m too slow to get the t-shirt joke. :/
Does anyone else have a light fixture that just seems to EAT light bulbs ?
The NOSA or RWAKE or both?
Psst, Van, I need your email. The link to my name is mine.
NASA w/ Anarchy?
djutopia at gmail dot com
Well, not one fixture, but about 30% of the CFL bulbs that I put in my house within the last year have failed already. I’m switching back to incandescents as they burn out. 5 years of life my ass!
I am in Winnemucca NV. We left Saturday, arrived Saturday, missed all the storms and snow and stuff. So Lucky! We have a friend who was going to drive to Denver, leave with us and split up at the Idaho Border. Her mom made her buy a ticket and she got snowed in. If she had left with us…totally would have made it.
Good Ruck EssBee
Ed, my passenger side headlight EATS the low beam bulbs. Stupid headlight.
JfS: Yep. NASA w/ Anarchy. 🙂
Damn, I changed my name to “Jeremy In Winnemucca” and now am in moderation.
RE: N@SA – *rocks*
I got the Anarchy A N@SA but I’m scratching my head over RWAKE.
Unless they mean the doom metal band. LOL
Knowing the hipsterness of QC, they do.
Jeremy in Winemvcmucuaucuaauaaacacmcmmuccamaiaaamciicaaaq47ca is now freed from moderation.
A quick google check says RWAKE is a doom metal band.
I’ve emailed you Jeremy.
Ed, CFLs are just as prone as incandescents to premature failure if switched on/off.
The advice seems to be don’t switch them off unless you will be out of the room longer than 20 minutes.
Rhettro – All he needs now are the chicken scissors.
Thanks Jeremy for the DSS Gift.
Ed, I have a CFL that has lasted like FOREVER … maybe 5+ years.
I have had some that crapped out after months.
Seems to be an “actual mileage may vary” scenario.
Of course some of those CFL’s died in ceiling fan fixtures that seem to go through incandescents JUST as quickly. meh
Right you are Wolf. LOL
That enough to give most men an inferiority complex.
Rhettro excepted of course.
Drunk women aren’t the most reliable of news sources. 😉
Don’t I know it…
“OK, now somebody get me 2 tribbles to hold at the base *snicker*”
Apparently tribbles are an effective way to clear the room. . . .
Silly people. Now we are going to watch “What Little Girls Are Made Of” tonight just to see that particular scene 🙂
Cj: I tried the Carnitas recipe from the cookbook. May/June page 13. Very good.
Just saw the episode. Not only was his “weapon” a phallic symbol but the cavern was full of stalamites looking ready to please.
Mmmm Mexican cooking is my favorite … or maybe it’s the eating Mexican food part that I like. Either way, I appreciate the tip! I’ll definitely check out the carnitas! YUM!
Oooh, I made eggnog for the first time today. It is made of win! (and an entire bottle of bourbon) I’ll have to put it in my morning coffee … who wants to join me? 😉
I’m not an alcoholic. Srsly. It’s just the holidays. Hurray for holiday cheer.
Mmmmm. Good eggnog!!!!
Holiday cheer sounds good – I’ll have a cup!
And you don’t want to know which way the sodomites were pointing in that cave. . . . .
(referencing TEB’s comments. not combining egg nog and sodomites. . . . ever. . . )
CW: Tenacious D special.
Not very Christmasy I know
It’s supposed to be promoting their new CD/DVD but so far I haven’t heard anything new.
I’ll take Tenacious D over xmas music any day.
Sorry, did I grinch out for a minute there?
Morning, Deadpan! We reached our destination yesterday just before the snow storm, and now are with my parents. Had traditional Slovak Christmas food last night. Today, my prime rib.
We watched the X-Files film last night — meh. It would have made a better 1 hour episode, we think, and wouldn’t have been one of the better ones.
Jack, where’s your holiday cheer? Go to Cj’s and get some in coffee if you need a boost!
So according to one study, just 0.4% of the available tracks account for 80% of the downloads.
Repeat after me:
Yes Van. I have questions about that study and the way it was presented in the New York Times… This will make a great introduction to the Wander Radio News segment…
Good Morning Pan…
I know several people will be in an out today and the weekend.
I want to take this opportunity to say, Happy Holidays – and be safe this holiday season.
Wolf, I’m in the middle of reading a New Scientist article about the counter argument to the long tail theory of online shopping (where the above figures were quoted).
Van – Cool can you send me a link?
It’s online at:
Doing last minute “Battoning of the hatches” .
Will be running in and out all day.
Glad you guys made it safely there EssBee.
Quick, everybody to CJ’s for the coffee! 🙂
Re: Downloads – Woa! Sheep crossing.
Somewhat related. “Fresh Air” interview with some know-it-all who was defending the internet vs. music industry.
He was gushing on about how perhaps some big stars were losing some of there money because of the internet – but that this “marvel of technology” was allowing so many MANY other artists to make money with their music.
I think he was being very misleading. There is a difference between “making money” and “making a living” … or even being able to cover your costs.
Have we really made a step forward when instead of one guy making a hundred thousand dollars you have a hundred thousand guys/girls making 1 dollar?
Coffee is hot, eggnog is cold, chocolate-filled croissants (a gift from my publisher) are baked and fluffy!
Come and get it!
Jack, you could always come over and enjoy some of Dan’s mad RockBand skillz… he’s here all week!
Well I’m sold.
The big problem with iTunes sales is that it still relies on traditional marketing means; i.e. marketing from the same groups that manipulate radio markets. So, most people go to buy tunes they already know.
Exploring music within iTunes, and finding recommendations, is a difficult process. Genius may make that easier, but it has a long way to go.
It’s funny that there is another version of that commercial, Van.
Speaking of Rock Band, I played multiplayer over the internet with my friend in KC. It was a blast. So CJ if you get Jack over and he starts playing Rock Band, have him give me a call and I’ll sync in. 😉
Just remember the White socks!
I agree with ditto, the marketing is still done by the same groups. That’s what is so cool about Wander Radio, Getting a Leg Up, Bands Under the Radar, MSRcast and Coverville, they sift through the crap and offer a fresh new experience. Here’s a free mult-million dollar idea for any budding capitalist. Create a cheap service that creates custom playlists for free music, like from MySpace. Pick a genre of music you’re interested in and the service interfaces with MySpace and downloads ten picks. New picks every month for only $5.99. 🙂
Rhettro: Give me a heads up when you want to play RB. 🙂
I played my first Battle of the Bands last night. Ranked #1537.
I guess the cool thing is that IF you are the sort who is aware that there is really good music “out there” and you are willing to search for it … the Internet has opened a world of possibility to you.
… or if you hang out with that sort of crowd and therefor would receive the 2nd hand buzz. (that was me … )
Time for me to make another 1-800-askthedeadpan call.
I have an older relative asking for a recommendation on a bluetooth set for her Samsung SGH-A437.
Anyone have a cost effective, SIMPLE to use recommendation?
I have yet to enter with the bluetooth universe.
ditto, will do!
JOe: As it turns out, I bought Teresa a bluetooth ear piece for her cell phone. It was a Samsung model, and we haven’t try it yet. But it was on sale at Fry’s for $20 and had a $15 mail in rebate.
Rhettro: As I’m sure you (and probably Jack?) understand, you use two completely different sets of “muscle memories” to play an actual guitar and to use a GH controller. Hence the guys from Rush making comments like, “I’m starting to get a feel for it.”
I myself was playing some Guitar Hero at a friend’s house last night. I wish I could play an actual guitar, so I could compare the experiences. I made my first foray into Medium last night, after about an hour of songs on Easy. That was fun.
Most people I know who actually CAN play the guitar well, haven’t had good things to say about Rockband or Guitar Hero. My hubby plays the guitar, but he loves Rockband so that’t not universal.
FYI – My Xbox360 gamertag is Xarnya and Dan’s is Danthol – so if that’s your platform, please add us.
That’s (not that’t)
Amy: I’ve played both and they are quite different, though for the harder difficulties, there are some similar skills. The important thing to realize, however, is that Guitar Hero is not a simulator. It is a rhythm game, much like Dance Dance Revolution.
While you may never learn how to play guitar from Guitar Hero, you may start to hear things in songs that you haven’t before. IMO, the best thing about these games is that you get a new appreciation for music.
Drums, in Rock Band, are a little different. They are closer to a simulator than the guitars.
Joe, whatever you do, don’t get them one of these:
I got one a few years ago as I though a light weight, hold in the ear type unit was exactly what I was looking for. There could not be a worse way to do it than this Samsung one. It hurts, and it falls out all the time. Why they couldn’t have done something like the earbuds I got for TEB (and that I use myself), I don’t know.
Anyway, steer clear of that one.
Cj: I’ll add you to my friends list. 🙂
I’ve run across some “snobs” that sneer that say, “You aren’t really playing music, you know?” I think they miss the point. Most people that play these games are under no illusion that they can play a real instrument. It is a game. It is fun. You can hang out with friends and listen to great music.
It’s no accident that music stores have seen a surge in sales and requests for guitar lessons. I think that’s a fabulous bonus. Perhaps in 5-10 years we’ll see the first crop of great new *real* bands that were inspired by these games. Let’s see what the naysayers say then. 🙂
Too much eggnog in the coffee this morning CJ? 😉
ditto: I agree. Guitar Hero is a rhythm game because your efforts are focused on executing physical responses in time with music. I think you can, indeed, appreciate music on a new level after playing the game. I haven’t actually played drums in RB, but aren’t they too close together and at the wrong angle to each other?
Currently stuck in my head: The song I miraculously managed to get 77% on in Medium – “Sunshine of Your Love.”
That would be AWESOME if real bands inspired by GH/RB appeared on the scene. 🙂
Friend request sent. Your husband is really good at drums, Cj!
Amy: I agree. It would be awesome.
I’m still struggling with hard.
ditto, He’s good at drums? We’ll load up the game later and accept.
I’m best at singing and I’m pretty good at drums. I’m horrible at guitar no matter how much I practice. I want to be good, but I’m just not.
It’s definitely all about having rhythm. I agree!
Cj: He got 100% on an expert song for drums. Maybe he should get a drum set. 😉
If and when I ever get out to Phoenix again, I need to make a date to play Rock Band with Dan and Cj. 🙂
With Jack on guitar, you 3 could start a band. 😉
OK, I get it now… he did some song that gave him the expert thingie on drums. It’s a bit falsified. I’m always a little happy when I do well on drums because he says they are “so hard.” tee hee
Question: Does Rock Band give you the option of setting different instruments to different difficulty levels, so that one less-experienced person doesn’t destroy the entire band’s score for each song?
CP:Coverville Top 40 part 2
Amy: Yes you can have different difficulty levels per band member in Rock Band.
Oh yeah, Amy. I play everything on Easy and hubby is usually on medium. When my best friend comes to stay with us, he plays on Expert so we are all over the board.
Yes playing guitar in Rock Band / Guitar Hero is a lot different than the real thing. But the goals are completely different. When using a real instrument you are trying to create music and express yourself. When playing Rock Band / Guitar Hero you are playing a rhythm game that is really a celebration about music. They both have their merits, but the focus is completely different. Guitar Hero actually inspired me to start playing real guitar again, but other than a sense of timing, there isn’t anything that practicing one will give you an advantage in for the other. That’s why I think the Rush video is so hilarious, the real band, failing at their own song.
Thanks for the blue tooth hints!
BTW: Net time someone tells you that Rock band or GH isn’t really you playing an instrument … you should point out that your favorite 1st person shooter isn’t really you killing things either. Since apparently it isn’t OBVIOUS to them!
Re: guitar lessons.
I have a beutiful, nearly mint Fender Strat.
While I have proved myself a musician on wind Instruments and piano … try as I might, I just never had the Brain/Finger wiring for guitar. 🙁
So that lovely blue guitar sits in it’s case … gently weeping.
Hee hee hee, J0e!
My favorite games are still Animal Crossing and the Mario Brothers’ platforms.
*snob mode* Now CJ … you know you aren’t really fending off big monkeys */snob mode*
It’s funny, I said something positive about Guitar Hero on a website devoted to real guitar and a lot of people come out of the wood work to pounce on me. LOL They assume that you are someone who thinks playing Rock Band will make you awesome with real guitar. No that’s not the point, Guitar Hero emulates the experience of being in a real band and is a lot of fun and as such is a good motivator if you are inclined to learn to play a real instrument. I still had some douche bags trying to lecture me that a plastic controller wasn’t like a real guitar. Seriously? LOL
Do you think that Mario Bros are to partially blame for my unnatural fear of turtles?
I’m useless at rythm games so the joys of guitar hero/rockband are not for me.
Back to Space Invaders….
In regards to Bluetooth, you also need to thing of security.
If your phone allows you to limit bluetooth connections to one..enable it. Also ‘hide’ the phone if it’s an option in the settings.
You can tell it’s Xmas, the adverts from holiday companies are playing on the TV..
For a laugh have a read of:
Whew. Just finished writing my show for this week. Sent to copy editor and I’m free to start cooking again! I’ve got cookies, spinach dip, candies, a pot of beans, and a new buffalo chicken dip recipe that I’m trying out all on the docket today! I’m expecting a house-full of people tomorrow so I’d better hop to it!
Yes, but when I play Halo, I really *am* the Master Chief!!!
Take that, Alien Horde!!!!
I have to agree with IndieFeed: Cornelius’ Gum was a great, fun song from this year.
I’m the Master Chief!
I wonder if Spartacus is on the TV this Xmas…
I wonder if professional dancers get that uppity about DDR.
No, when playing Atari 2600 Adventure, I really was a little square carrying an arrow, getting chased by a big yellow duck.
I am the Pac-Man. Here me woka woka woka!
If you feel inspired by ditto’s last post:
Some light reading for winter:
Sarah Palin set to piano:
What were these women on?
Yes, watch Van’s video to see wild Swedish twins in action!
That is completely bizarre, Van.
Happy holidays to all of Deadpan land 🙂
We are off to spread our christmas cheer across Illinois now
CW: Arena-Paul Scofield
A documentary about the actor.
Safe travels TSHs.
Happy Holidays to all! And safe travels to TSH!
CP: At Dawn They Sleep – Slayer
… on xmas eve…… is that wrong?
Happy Holidays and safe travels to everyone.
*I* will be in and out around here tonight.
Unshow on Xmas morn?
Well it’s after midnight here, so Happy Christmas (it’s a day off whatever you believe in) to everybody in deadpan land.
I’m off to open my presents,