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A place in France.
ZP goes South African as he reviews Far Cry 2:
One has to wonder how long it will be before the game studios put out a hit on that guy. His merciless candor is always a sight to behold.
Enjoying Amy’s audio play..and a Life, the Universe, and Everything reference..cool.
I want to live in that world Jack talks about.
You are looking a bit small there ditto.
Got computer yesterday afternoon. All happy now!
Yay! Van got my reference! *does the happy dance*
Morning, Pan! New Deadpan is locked and loaded. Off to work! 🙂
Good Call on Watchman for next Palooza!
I just finished rereading it right before Christmas.
My husband just finished reading it. I was planning on looking at it next after I finish the Sigler book
I think I got the biggest groan from Van yet. Yeah! 😆
Silversun Pickups will be coming out with a new album: Swoon. lmao. Are they lurkers here. Mark Forman got me listening to these guys, so I’ll definitely check out the new album. You gotta like a band that has a song called “Well Thought Out Twinkles”. 😉
Douchebags must die!
Death to all infidels! Women and children first?
We’re not gonna take it.
We ain’t gonna take it!
We’re not gonna take it… anymore.
A cheap way to introduce the young (and the young at heart) to the wonders of the night sky:
Well if you live in the US.
I don’t know, Van. You have to be careful when purchasing a cheap telescope. You often get what you pay for.
My Boo just woke up. She’s quite excited, she just got a new (to her anyway) car and is picking it up today.
Welcome back, Bunny. Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back.
Thanks, Jack. I feel like I should have some Sweathogs with that welcome 😉
Of course, now I feel guilty. I’m taking off for a few hours. Braving the cold for some errands, then having lunch with a friend.
Ooo! Oo! Oo! If we’re sweathogs, I want to be Horschack!
ditto, did you notice that Asobi Seksu also has a new album scheduled to release next month? 2009 is off to a strong shoegazer start.
No, Jack, I didn’t. I’ll have to check that out.
CP: The Seventh Seal — Van Halen
Have a read of the PDF on the sight TEB. The goal is noble enough.
When I taught Astronomy I had to advise students to be realistic about what they would they see through affordable telescopes, we’ve been spoilt by photos from BIG telescopes and space probes.
Not forgetting Hubble telescope of course.
Jack: *applauds* I agree wholeheartedly with the “rise of the nice people” speech you made in this episode. 🙂 (I was going to post the chorus from “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” but ditto beat me to it.)
I’m excited about reading Watchmen, too.
Who is the JR Murdock character? Didn’t he used to hang out here a lot? 🙂
Great work Amy!
And very inspiring Jack.
Welcome back to Deadpanland, JRMurdock! Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back.
I enjoyed it as well.
Nice people are my favorite.
Mean people suck.
At least they’re good for something.
Welcome back toilet humour:
nice people swallow … um nevermind.
Nice and snowy with a blizzard warning right now. I think It’s a good time to curl up with a book and some hot chocolate
And there’s Wolf with the slamdunk. LOL!
Can a Wolf look sheepishly…
A wolf with a slam dunk? Is this Teen Wolf?
Only when wearing a sheepskin coat.
I’m just glad Wolf threw himself on that one … otherwise I was going to HAVE to!
I just finished reading Spherical Tomi. Just. Now.
The little hairs on my arms are still standing up.
Now that you’ve read the book, listen to the podiobook!
Yes, JRMurdock. I already have it on my iPod just waiting for my ears.
Thanks, Cj and JR 🙂 .
Glad the old girl still has some life in her.
So, Deadpan now has it’s own wolf in sheep’s clothing?
Spherical Tomi, eh? Who’s that by?
I think it’s another Sigler book.
*Runs the other way*
I think Siglar’s book is “Triangular Tomi.”
Hi, JR! Thank you! 🙂
Cj: I remember when I finished the Spherical Tomi Podiobook. It was my third Podiobook, after seasons 1 and 2 of “Duel of the Fates.” I don’t remember getting goosebumps, but I remember the impact of the ending. It’s a great story.
J0e, Ed: LOL! Hmm… what if Spherical Tomi took place in Scott Sigler’s sci-fi universe? It’s interesting to contemplate.
Rhettro: LOL!!! Even better! I can totally see Tomi as the second person ever (after Perry) to fight back and save herself from the Triangles. 😀
But, would she be able to use the chicken scissors?
Hmm… no, or at least not for the same purpose as Perry did, but..
*SPOILERS if you’re not caught up with the podcast of “Contagious”*
she could probably go head-to-head with the Orbital and prevent it from reprogramming the newest batch of seeds. 😀
Close enough to caught up to know what you’re talking about.
Now there’s your Duel of the Fates – Tomi vs. Orbital!
I was at the Sigler reading and I know that I will never be able to read/listen to any of his stories that involve the horror aspect. I just can’t do it. I don’t do horror. I did love the reading, though I would never make it beyond that – it was difficult for me.
Pictures of Jack with celebrities – Wait! Jack *IS* the celebrity. Who are all these people?
Oh, and I took some video too:
w00t. Thanks so much for the pics and video, Cj (and Debbie).
What a cool moment. I think she looks even better now than she did on Star Trek.
Were you asking the audience to kneel before deadpan in that hand pointing photo?
I was trying to figure out what he was doing too, but I was too busy trying to get my camera to take a decent picture. Good camera when it works, bad camera with the settings are wonky.
some art to share:
Hugh and I were discussing what a spiritual feel our art has taken lately
wordpress won’t met me post my art
fuck you wordpress- you may have won this contest tonight, but we shall duel again and you might not be so lucky next time
A beautiful -23 C. here in the city
Are you still pretending to be a sheep, Wolf?
Shhhh – I am trying to sneak up on a snow bunny….
I’ve seen the cartoons Wolf, it never ends well.
So in a strange bit of (almost related) news. My martial arts master scared me yesterday.
Normally I would test for my next belt around April but I’m doing well so when I last spoke to him he suggested I might test in March.
Yesterday he pulled me aside before the class. He asked when I last tested (Late November)
He asked me if I’d be in on Saturday (which I usually am and will be)
He waits a moment.
Then he says, “I’ll let you know for sure on Saturday, but I think you’re doing well enough I might have you test in February instead.”
Then he promptly teaches me four new self defense moves.
That’s in two weeks!!!!
(the moral is, you better be careful Wolf. I seem to be excelling in beating people up 🙂 )
TEB – Ok… Are you telling me you’re a snow bunny?
…sure…. I’m a bunny (as much as you are a wolf, anyway)… it’s snowing here right now… why not.
I think I’ll sit back and observe the animals.
So what were the four new moves?
They are four different ways to break off is someone grabs you by the wrist with one hand. (last time I was taught two different moves to break the grip if they grab your wrist with two hands)
All moves seem to end with what is called a “finishing move”. Usually this means after breaking away, there is then a hard elbow or fist to the head or a kick in the gut or genital area.
There is one cool move though, when someone grabs your wrist with two hands, where you end up bending their arm behind their back and then pulling them back and kneeing them in the spine.
All that being said, I seem to be best at throwing people to the ground. Everybody has their strong suit, and that seems to be mine. (The finishing move for these is twisting the persons arm to almost breaking and then slicing your fingers into their throat.)
Cute but very Deadly.
I prefer to pet bunnies not run from them…
Can’t I agree Wolf, Amazon bunnies have they charm.
Sci-Fi deadly Amazon bunnies.
That shoot lasers from their eyes!
Good Episode Jack.
All Hail Nice! Long Live Nice!
J0e – Excellent!
OK, show of hands –
Who here likes to listen to Deadpan episodes through their earbuds rather then computer or stereo speakers?
I find I listen to Deadpan in various ways, depending upon circumstances. I sometimes listen to on the computer, will plug my i-pod into external speakers, listen on ear buds, or in the car.
CP: Sexuality — Billy Bragg
Bunny, does the finishing move go up, up, down, down, A B A B – and then you rip out your opponent’s heart?
I have to listen on earbuds because I am in the presence of children 99% of the time.
Except for this weekend – where I get to escape motherhood for 3 nights in a row AND I get to hang out with Jack! *swoooon* (and my husband too 😉 )
That’s right, Jack. And in the background, my instructor yells, “Finish Him!” in a really deep voice 🙂
Off to fill my larder. Must be prepared for when the apocalypse comes.
TEB “Harbinger of the Apolkalypso” 😉
I usually listen to Jack’s dulcet tones on my Thursday morning drive to work…so no earbuds for me.
CP: First We Take Manhatten — Jennifer Warnes
I usually listen in the car on my way to work.
CJ makes a valid point about the need to listen in a “safe” mode.
I prefer to listen via earbud when ever possible, as it just feels more intimate.
Yes, that sounds odd … but I find that “post listening”, if I have listened through the earbuds I actually feel like I’ve just been hanging out with Jack and the gang. I don’t seem to have that same afterglow with speakers.
Maybe I need to adjust my mmmedication.
CP: The World Spins Madly On — The Weepies
Generally, I’m listening on my commute to work as well. I download the MP3 file directly to my Sansa Clip or my Sony PSP then connect my portable device to my car stereo’s AUX jack and play through the car speakers. The 4runner has a cassette deck, so I use a cassette AUX adaptor when I’m driving it.
Actually … I prefer to listen through piezoelectric pads screwed directly to my skull – while I’m strapped to an ergonomic, infinitely positionable chase lounge and women skilled in in the various erotic arts, non-verbally reveal their secrets to me all while Bill Gates transfers large sums of money from HIS bank account into secret off shore accounts he has set up for me.
That’s how I would prefer to listen to the Deadpan.
…err, did I just hit send?
stupid unmarked, Blackhawk helicopter
Funny, I got a VM last night about how EssBee listens to Deadpan. Wait til you hear. . . . 😉
The beauty of smart marketing:
Monty Python Puts Free Videos Online, Sells 23,000% More DVDs
Of course, this couldn’t possibly work for everyone. The name Monty Python is enough to get people to check out the videos in the first place. Still, it’s an interesting example.
Jack the tease strikes again!
Usually listen to DP through earbuds, but will occasionally listen through PC speakers by streaming the episode from the website.
John Cleese has stated in interviews that a lot of what MP did he now thinks was rubbish.
Sturgeon’s Law strikes again.
I have stolen a lot from MP, but – there are long stretches of the Flying Circus that just weren’t that funny. When they WERE funny, however. . . .
btw, I should point out that I kinda stole elements of the joke about Obama’s presidency from a Justa J0e comment, from a few weeks back.
All I want to know, Jack, is why your gay husband’s name is Andrew.
Van: I won’t disagree, but comedy is really hard to write. It’s only natural that you get more failures than success. Still… even though there are plenty of MP skits that I don’t like, there are plenty of brilliant gems left.
CP: Quiet Little Voices — We Were Promised Jetpacks
I most often listen to the latest Deadpan episode with earbuds, from my iPod, while doing my Thursday-morning classroom cleaning.
And oh yeah! I also met the “Your sad devotion to that ancient religion. . . ” guy.
No, I didn’t say, “I find your lack of faith disturbing.”
Well Pan, larder is filled, lunch is et, dishes are done. Now to relax a bit before getting ready for the masses to arrive 🙂
I think I missed something in the Pan conversation, Van. Who is Richard LeParmentier?
Ok, I take that back. Silly me 😳
Him and Dave Prowse are probably the only actors still alive from that scene in Star Wars.
Van, I’ll be sure to mention that, if I see him again this weekend.
I just learned that Wil Wheaton was in town. Any chance that he’ll head over to Mike’s?
I see that you like to hang out with the Daboo girls. Watch out, you might make Rom jealous. LOL
So my movie choice for tomorrow is Milk, Frost/Nixon or Valkyrie.
Leaning towards the latter even though it’s been slagged off in the reviews I’ve seen.
Rhettro, are you stopping by the con? I’d love to meet you! Have I met you? (sheepish) I have a knack for meeting people and forgetting that I’ve done so.
Mike, Summer, Brian, etc. are all heading over to the Con – with recording equipment – so I doubt if they’re hauling Wil Wheaton all the way back to the studio. But – you never know.
A lot of sheep around here lately. . .
I didn’t have any plans for the Con, maybe if Jack twisted my arm I may go for a little while. Mostly I was hoping assorted Sci-Fi folk would make it to MRM’s house and I could crash the party. LOL I’m sure we will run into each other at some point. 🙂
The reason I bring it up was it was something I suggested to Mike last year. I know Wil used to listen to Wingin’ It, I figured they could lure him back because of his love of podcasting and beer. *snicker*
Wil Wheaton is playing Rock Band tonight – I’m hoping to play with him.
I’m going to be visiting the Farpoint session tonight as well and looking forward to seeing the crew.
Okay, time to pack my stuff and leave the office for home. Cheers!
Tell him hi for me.
*ponders if I’m the only one who only attends online cons*
The upside is I can still go to Winterfest from my bed. Unless I’m in ER again. Been there twice in less than a week…:(
I didn’t know there was such a thing as an “on-line con” … unless your talking about going phishing 😉
I hope you guys do get to meet Wil. He was actually the guy who both introduced me to the concept of podcasting and, through his podcast, pointed me in the direction of Farpoint Media and Podiobooks. 🙂
Where there’s a Wil …
I met him briefly last night, Amy.
I talked hockey for a few with Aaron Douglas (Chief Tyrol) earlier, which was also pretty cool.
And apparently I should have stuck around for Wil Wheaton’s Rock Band session tonight.
Oooh, I love Aaron Douglas!
Looks like a fun time there in Phoenix.
The wife and I went out and saw the new Underworld movie. Keeping in mind that it’s a prequel and ultimately a tragic story, we both enjoyed it. You would think an Underworld movie without Kate would have no chance (and maybe it doesn’t), but they did have everyone else back in their original roles and it worked well.
Jack: Cool!! 🙂
Considering how unactiony the reviews of Valkyrie have stated, surprising number of brats in the cinema.
One almost hopes the film is crap to teach them a lesson.
Here are some pics of us playing RockBand with Wil Wheaton. We had a blast and yes, Jack, we wish you’d stayed. 🙂
Alas it wasn’t a bad movie.
Great pics, CJ. Jamming with Wil Wheaton, most excellent.
So – more cool news for this weekend. I’m told that the audio production of my short story, “Creature of God” will be released tonight at Variant Frequencies. w00t for Rick Stringer! I’ll probably make a mainpage announcement here tomorrow – or late tonight. Depends on how the Con debauchery is going.
Awesome pics, Cj.
w00t for Jack!
I have Wil Wheaton video too. I’m at the end if you can watch it for that long. 😉
Yay! Congratulations, Jack! 🙂
Cj: Wow! Wil’s a good singer!
Cj, it sounded like you and Dan were doing a great job on your performance, too! I can tell that was a ton of fun! 🙂
I don’t think Wheaton has ever attended Winterfest. Which means, by default, *I* am the biggest writer / geek at the cons I’ve attended.
But I’ve never played any of the music games.
(For the insane and curious, Winterfest: http://www.beautyandthebeast-tv.com/winterfest2009/faq.asp)
This month has been super awful for pain levels, plus two trips to the ER–so far. We *really* need a weeeee.
Hmmm…I’m officially 33% done my current Gutenberg project. Weeeeeee!
And I earned 0.17 cents this week on Zazzle. Weeeeeeeeeeeee!
Sorry about the stress and pain, Marlo.
Home from the Con and the bars afterward. Fun weekend.
And w00t. The story is live at Variant Frequencies:
Listening now, but I should probably wait until the morning.
Hope things get better for you soon MD.
Morning Pan, work today..meh!
Today’s Clone Wars saying:
When surrounded by war, one must eventually choose a side.
For the actual programs.
Oh and if you have a TI83+ or a TI84+ calculator and only use it for maths you are missing out:
SHODAN and GLaDOS getting it on:
*hugs* marlo. Wish I could drive over with some supper for you today.
Last day of the Con today. Been an interesting weekend. I’ve met a bunch of cool famous and non-famous people, and had a good time. Sundays are usually the hangover day; we’ll see what this one has in store.
CW: Burn Notice S2E10
I’m at the MWS Media Virtual Concert!
This rocks! 🙂
It’s going on from 3 – 4 PM Deadpan Time, 6-7 PM Eastern time.
CP: The Boys of Summer_Don Henley
CP: You on My Mind_Swing Out Sister
The boys at Cadmium 2 cover Captain Scarlet:
My wife got it in her head yesterday that I might be able to get her pregnant if I got her drunk. This turned out to be a bad idea.
I would ask why but I’m afraid I might get an answer.
Checked out the MWS thing. Caught the last song. I wouldn’t have been able to sit through much more due to the breaks in audio/video. You know … that’s where the image and sound all lock up a tenth of a second and then it all suddenly catches up.
I can put up with that for somethings but not with music. You kids might not remember “skipping records” but this is the modern equivalent. *fingernails on chalk board*
Dub – I think that only works if you are underage, single or married – but not to each other.
J0e: I agree, that is annoying. That happened to me during the Webathon back in July. I only put up with it because of all the cool people in the chat.
Amy: I guess I can “deal” with that sort of thing on chat or spoken word … even some video (like news clips) … but when listening to music (especially if it is a song you really know and like – so you are singing along in your head) those sort of breaks are like having someone who is walking behind you and keeps stepping on the heal of your shoe. meh
For those still in 25th January:
A harder to pronounce version of St. Valentines Day.
J0e: True. Skips in music are a lot more annoying than skips in spoken word.
Tiring – but fun – weekend at Phoenix Comicon. This might be the thing for us to crash in 2010, if we can’t make 2009 happen.
w00t for Seznick’s concert – – I hope everyone had fun.
So on the news BBC morning TV was a story about a study that seems to prove what we already knew in our hearts…that there are jammy gits out there that can eat as much as like and not put on weight.
Morning Pan, grey is the colour of the day.
So they is a guy on the bus that looks like the comic book guy from The Simpsons.
He was wearing ‘I am a Jedi’ tshirt.
Spent all day yesterday without turning on my computer or i-pod, or any other electronic device – except the TV for the 6:00 news and Mythbusters at eight.
It was kind of nice, may have to do it more often.
Saw the new Underworld movie yesterday. We quite enjoyed it. For the most part I agree with Ed’s comments. Basically, if you enjoyed the first two, you’ll probably enjoy this one.
I’m not sure the point of this, but it’s interesting
off to run an errand. Back in an hour or so.
For whatever reason, this commercial creeps me out.
I’ll see your brr and raise you one of my own (currently -21 C.)
TEB, I don’t blame you. It’s so unnatural that it’s freakish.
Yeah, we’ve actually have had an unnaturally cold winter this year with more snow than normal. Here in Calgary we’re so used to having regular breaks with Chinooks, when that doesn’t happen, we tend to go nuts.
I don’t like the cold, but I’m a tad annoyed that I haven’t had any opportunity to wear my most awesome winter coat this year. I don’t think it’s going to make it out of the closet. Maybe next year.
Cj, that awesome winter coat may get a chance yet.
14 hours later … Data Rescue has only scanned 28.9GB of 114.5 GB and there is no way of knowing if anything can be recovered till the scan is complete.
J0e, you might find this useful. . . or. . . . it might just be a pretty clicky graphicky thing.
Jack … what are you doing looking at financial thingies? Stop it, before you injure one of your valuable “creative” brain cells!
It does look cool but I shall have to study the instructions later to see if I can figure it out. I will say that at the moment it is mostly “green” and that is always a good thing in the financial world.
This is fun too –
It is car and driver giving it’s “10 WORST cars ever” list … based on cars that, when they came out, C&D chose as their 10 “best” cars! Ah, hindsight.
Here is a sample of why I find it a fun read.
(re – 1990 Lincoln Town Car)
“That included the float-tuned suspension, the Nimitz-class steering circle, the arthritic 150-hp 4.9-liter V-8, and the slough-shifting four-speed automatic transmission. At least the looks were marginally improved and, if youâ€™re going to pass out drunk on the floor of a car, itâ€™s hard to think of a better machine than a stretched Town Car limo.”
…swell, Data Rescue has scanned 31.4GB of 114.5 GB
J0e, that way madness lies. I’d just come back to it tomorrow.
Re: Madness – ( you are here)
Welcome to The Drive of Fun.
I’d think a Night Boat to Cairo would be faster than this.
My drive, in the middle of a scan.
My drive, might just throw it in the can.
My drive, was where my data used to live.
My drive, there’s no using it as is.
*starts laughing maniacally and begins scribbling 0nes and Zeros on the wall with a crayon.*
J0e, The third car I own was a 1981 Lincoln Towncar. I found a picture of what it looked like: http://www.seriouswheels.com/pics-1980-1989/1981-Lincoln-Town-Car.jpg
I was 18 when I drove that. I’m sure I was drunk on the floor of that car more than once. Very roomy.
The sound it made when someone fell off the seat onto the floor?
Should Cj’s above post be set to the tune of Magic Moments?
Shout out to Ed,
do you still have that link to the website telling how to transfer podcast lists in iTunes on one computer to another computer?
I don’t have it handy, but I should be able to give a definitive answer later tonight. I don’t think I called to a website. I recall it being under the Advanced menu and there is an option to export/import OPML. I don’t have a machine handy that has Itunes on it, so I can’t check it for sure just now.
I’ll have a look, thanks Ed.
Nice, Hotties sighting.
I’m at the Deadpan Bar tonight, but not drinking. Monday evening = chill.
I think I will drink again … never.
OK, I know I’m wrong, but I’m definitely feeling like that would be a good idea right now.
… Scanned … 33 GB … of … 114.5 GB
Drinking is NOT a necessity for fun, life, or relaxation – or anything – really.
I agree with Jack.
And yet … only Jack is capable of finding the one beer I’d actually considering drinking.
The Sun one with the umlauts at Four Peaks. Funny, because I was not a big fan.
Damn, here I am enjoying a rum ‘n coke (Diet Dr. Pepper actually – blasphemy, I know) and the rest of the Deadpan bar has become teetotalers on me.
Well, I guess that means I’ll have to carry the water, er, alcohol for you guys.
I personally believe the quote that “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy” but had my full share already. No more beer for EssBee. Darn.
Looks like they’ve changed things up a bit in Itunes 8. Bring up your Podcasts. Then, it’s under FILE > LIBRARY > EXPORT PLAYLIST
The default is a txt file, but you can choose OPML file from the drop down list.
A court does something right?!? http://www.thestar.com/article/576619
(Thx for the indirect link, Cj)
And…….. just got cool news about another story of mine. Tee Morris made something srsly cool happen – – I’m in his debt (again).
And sorry to be a mysterious deuche, but I’m gonna have to hold off on the official announcement until all of the pieces are in place.
Thanks again Ed.
In regards to drinking, I’m passed the getting pissed stage of life, I prefer just a couple of drinks at a gig and the get the relaxed buzz.
Morning Pan, just warming my toes near the fire..
So you can now buy an app for the iPhone that will allow you to bypass iTunes for grabbing podcasts:
Will even download podcasts over 3G connection..so you can stick it to the (insert mobile phone company you use here).
CW: House S5E13
Slept in today. It felt good.
Now for some breakfast.
Dealing with another ice storm in Oklahoma…
I wish someone would close that door to Canada – they’re letting all the heat out. 😉
You can have it Wolf! Actually supposed to get above freezing today. Looking forward to it.
I just took down the recycling bin and selfishly thought “Wow, it’s actually cold this morning.”
Then realized I was still taking the bin down while wearing flip flops. Clearly, I do not know what cold is. (nor do I want to)
Keep warm, friends!
Well, the historical record of bringing the 4runner into the shop every three months is still on target. The muffler went out this morning. =P
Rhett, you’re making me reconsider my high opinion of Toyotas.
Bunny, I’m still not sure what to do with those comments-by-month charts you made. They’re awesome though – and need to be put to some kinda use. Any creative ideas? Anyone? Bueller? Tumbleweed?
Just heard Creature of God. It was very good, Jack.
As for the charts, you don’t have to do anything with them. It was more and FYI… and also because J0e obviously knows how to push my buttons *glares at J0e*
and = an
And re: cold. I hope everyone in the truly frozen places stays safe and warm. OK, head down for awhile. Talk amongst yourselves :).
The opionion I am starting to form on Toyota is that they work flawlessly the first five years of ownership, then you replace every mechanical device on it from that point on. =P
Sorry TEB *snicker snicker*
This data rescue program is still only scanned 33.6gb of the 114.5gb of data.
I’m going to have to give up on it because I need to move my laptop and that means disconnecting my drive. It’s this very scenario that makes me completely un-excited about Terra byte hard drives.
Does anyone else remember the days when you’d only lose 500 mb of data when your hard drive failed?
At least the Bunny isn’t glaring at me anymore…
And oh – – thanks Bunny 🙂
OK. Back later. Really.
On a related note, J0e, now that the data has been entered it can be manipulated and charted in any form you like quite easily. Let me know if you want something different, like bar or other type.
Well, I took the plunge and pre-ordered Sims 3 from Amazon. Really waiting for Fable 2 to hit PC, though.
Justa J0e – I suppose I’m too late to matter at this point, but I started hearing something about Seagate drives not allowing people to see their files when the computer was powered on? The last few days Buzz Out Loud has had some new announcement about a new firmware update that is supposed to fix the issue (and the next day, telling what else went wrong.) I don’t know if this is of any use to you, but I thought you might want to know.
Also, late: *raises hands* I listen with my ear buds. I agree with … Justa J0e. The experience is more personal when the voices in my head are sometimes, well, yours.
I’d like to be jealous about all the cool get togethers in PHX, but… If I lived there, I’d still stay at home and then I’d just be lame instead of just jealous.
This is an old Maxtor external drive. For reasons I can’t substantiate, I had a positive impression of them.
Well Nomad, hopefully you’ll make it out to some Convention or meeting of Deadpan people, eventually.
“Lame & Jealous”
wasn’t that a bad sitcom from the 80’s ?
500 megs? I remember shelling out big bucks for my 20 megabyte hard drive for my Amiga 500. It’d be fun to go back in time and show my 21 year old self a 4 gig flash drive. LOL
I’ve been replaying a lot of older games lately. I realized that I hadn’t really played Marvel Ultimate Alliance since getting the HDTV, so I’ve been replaying it with different characters. I’ve discovered that the Invisible Woman (from the Fantastic Four) is quite a powerful character after a few upgrades.
TEB … since you mentioned it, can you make a pterodactyl shaped graph? That would be awesome.
My original curiosity was to look at the data and see if there was some time(s) of the year that we took a break from posting (spring, late summer, et) but I don’t think there is enough data (yet!) to get a feel for that.
Hey you “math friendly” guys and gals … can someone tell me what percentage of 850 billion that 200 million is ?
Did you see a sign at the border that says “Dead of Winter Storage”? Well, did ya?
As fond as I am of our Canadian contingent, we’ve not yet reached a level of intimacy where we can share weather. Farting is OK, though.
J0e, 200million is .023529412 of a percent of 850 billion
My phone calculator won’t let me enter enough zeroes.
I think I need to consider lunch.
Van – neither would my calculator
Thanks TEB … so, if I have the math right, you’d need 50 of these 200 million dollar items just to add up to 1 percent of 850 billion.
I’m thinking that … to you or I, 200 million is a mind boggling number … but when your talking 850 billion – 200 million is barely a “blip” on the radar screen.
While I’d rather not have the government treat 200 million as an insignificant figure, with our economy on the brink and 10’s of thousands of jobs being lost daily … holding up an entire stimulus package for anything less then 8.5 billion (1 percent of the total) in “pork” is clearly just political grandstanding.
I’m still trying to wrap my head around this thing.
I’m going to knock some zeros of to try and get some perspective.
The Dems have submitted a list of things they say we need to spend money on right now to help communities continue to function, to try and keep people in there homes and to save us from complete collapse. The bill comes to $850 dollars.
The other side is saying “No Way” because the list is full of things they don’t believe will help. Fair enough. These are politicians so that is believable.
However, the one item that has been mentioned comes to 17 cents.
How many 17 cent items could possible be in this list to make it worth throwing the baby out with the bath water ?
If there are really hundreds of these items – Why don’t they just make a list of the items the don’t like (along with their cost) and post it on line? Get public outrage on their side.
Could it be because there really aren’t hundreds of these items?
Even if there are “hundreds” looking at the big picture, using your numbers, 100 of these 17 cent items is still only $1.70. Not a large portion of $850
Sorry, 100 17cents is $17.00. Still not a large amour, comparatively speaking
Yep. That’s kind of what I was thinking.
They are probably making an 80% amount of stink over a 1% amount of crap.
More then likely, the “foot dragging” has nothing to do with the pork and EVERYTHINGto do with whose favorite industry will receive the lions share of the funds.
I’d be willing to bet that this is just a further extension of whether the money will go as tax breaks for the top 2% or to programs that directly help the middle classes. We only thought that argument was settled with the election.
Hey guys, been sick and then ridiculously busy at work. Still, I needed to share this quote with you:
â€œHow far does Ms. Marvelâ€™s body suit go up her ass? For the record, the female honesty record â€” that is not comfortable. Especially the way they have it drawn. Thatâ€™s the kind of thing that a girl canâ€™t wait to get home and take off.â€
I haven’t confirmed it. But there is a good chance that instead of a break down, I may have been victim of a theft. My catalytic converter may have been stolen. Evidently 4runners are a prime target and theifs can get between $50 and $150 for the precious metals inside. Could be $1100 to repair. Son of a bitch!
All this talk about money made me realize something fantastic today.
I never have to buy diapers again. My kids are both 100% out of diapers.
Happy Happy Joy Joy.
Cj: Woot! No more poopy diapers. That’s right. I said it. Poopy. 😉
Mad Rhett Beyond Thunderdome
CP: Like I Care — You Say Party! We Say Die!
Better than using No.2s.
poopy poopy poopy
CP: Jack Sparrow — Hans Zimmer
Poopy is The Deadpan Word Of The Day ™
I’ll use poopy in sentence:
I have over 400 poopy e-mail messages in my work inbox. Guess I should go answer them.
What a mess.
You know… I think I just found a Deadpan segment that I can do on a regular basis. I’m going to have to write this stuff down and get it recorded. 🙂
So, should we all call Deadpan right now and say “poopy” or would that be a bit much?
You can, but I think I’ll try and record a Deadpan Word Of The Day segment, just to see how it goes.
Sounds good to me, ditto. I look forward to hearing it!
CP: Don’t Make Me A Target — Spoon
I’m looking forward to the return of Chuck.
Rhettro – Wow!
… to steal a catalytic converter, someone would have had to climb under your Toyota and cut through the exhaust pipe with either a saw or cutting tourch. Even if they had jacked the car up first it would have still been rather confined space for that opperation.
Not saying that with portable power tools they couldn’t have cut it out in a hurry but It also would have also made a great deal of noise … and being under the car, not offered the villain a “quick getaway”.
Any guy/girl that can pull off the theft of a catalytic converter without first securing the vehicle in an isolated location … has REAL balls.
… they are also poopy for doing that to you.
CR: The Day we Buried Road Dog by Jack Cady
CR: The Watchmen
Without giving spoilers, it will be interesting to see if they do the same flashback mode of story telling in the movie.
J0e, I tried to e-mail you something earlier but it bounced back. Hopefully it comes through this time. I’ve been having a lot of problems with my e-mail lately,
The pirate substory won’t be in the film but has been shot and may get put on the eventual DVD release.
That sounded like I actually know something..it was a news story on Slice of Scifi.
I want a copy of The Watchmen.
Think I’ll get it from the library..I enjoyed the plot but not the art style.
Comic hell for me.
Vanamonde beat me to it.
If your library doesn’t have The Watchmen, then the local B&N or Borders should.
Sorry TEB – didn’t get your mail and for some reason I don’t have your address either.
Amazon has everything.
thanks J0e. I’ve sent a reply. Hopefully it will make it through this time. Although the joke is now pretty old 🙂
Maybe your provider doesn’t like PDF’s?
Or maybe it just doesn’t like me 🙁
Since I also sent it to Jack, I should ask if he received it. Although, I didn’t receive a non-delivery notice for him…
I did get the file, Ryah. Thanks 🙂 I can try to forward it to J0e, if all else fails.
Good afternoon, mush.
CW: 24 S7E6
[drive by sighing]
[/drive by sighing]
[drive by swooning]
CP: Now You know – Afghan Whigs
[/drive by swooning]
Giant Ant Colony:
Still no e-mail TEB.
I think it’s a plot. Probably homeland security involved. 😉
One 101 more to go!
401 was the goal, wasn’t it? Let me check the show notes….er, nevermind.
Hey Deadpan. Hellish day (and night) at work. Now I’m off to Los Angeles in the morning for 3 days. I’ll try to contribute some nipples in the a.m.
Sweet dreams, yo.
Yo You Ma
I baked some cookies. Wish I could share them with all of you.
Wow. That’s… uh… quite a different type of store ad in Europe.
I’d buy that for a dollar!
ditto: Yay! I look forward to hearing your new segment! 🙂
Ed, yes. 401. comment goal.
309 – Why am I still up?
Congratulations on the WS win Cj.
CL: Tea & Chat #34
6:30 am and I’m going to be stuck downtown most of the day. *sigh*
TEB does a Petula Clark.
Just to be redundant TEB –
The lights are much brighter there.
You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares
The lights are brighter here because there are more of them with all the tall buildings.
Van, maybe it’s early, but thanks … what are you congratulating me for?
You’ll actually find me very sporatic on the board today because I’m downtown until sometime after lunch.
Winning the Worsscraper game on facebook Cj.
Cj always wins. She beat EssBee and I at our last game, too.
Hey JOe, (/insert obvious Jimi Hendrex reference here)
Well I’ve discovered that catalytic theft among 4runners is on the rise. One doesn’t have to jack it up to get under it, and the tool they use to cut the pipe is like a shear, from what I understand and doesn’t make much noise. It can be done in less than two minutes. What the thiefs are after are the precious metal content of the converter itself. They can get $50 to $180 out of them. Too bad it won’t cost me $50 to repair the damage.
Isn’t that new music edition of Wander Radio due sometime soon?
Amy: I won’t have time to record until this weekend. 🙁
Oohhh, that’s WS – now I get it. *drinks more coffee* Thanks, Van!
Shall we play a game?
Wow, the “Downtown” reference put me right back in my mom’s hideous Pontiac, ca. 1978, with the crackly AM radio playing.
Van is absolutely obliterating me in WordScraper right now. I think it’s 400 versus 180 or something.
On my way to the airport — looks like 78 in L.A. today.
Fun and safe journeys to you, EssBee! Be good.
And if you can’t be good, at least be better 😀
I’ve already made my first move Cj.
..and that gives me an idea for a stolen paragraph.
So today’s lesson in ripoffenomics.
Dealer’s price for fixing damage to catalytic theft to 4runner: $2300.
Meinke Muffler’s price for fixing the same damage: $325.
You may want to save this post for future reference. LOL
My “me” time this weekend may or may not cause me to record stuff. Time will tell.
Until then – feel free to enjoy sharing a bit of my morning where I’m being attacked by many children:
So, J0e. Finally got a chance to check my personal e-mail, and it says:
“421 SERVICE NOT AVAILABLE
Failed to deliver to domain aol.com after 7 tries.
Last error was:
No recipients were successfully delivered to. ”
You might have to poke Jack for that file as our systems have decided they no longer want to talk to each other… Maybe we should put them on a time out for bad behaviour?”
CP: First Drink of the Day — 7 Seconds of Love
Bunny, I’ve fwded the e-mail to J0e, although the joke is entirely lost now 🙂 .
What’s the most important element of comedy?timing
Thanks for the lesson, Rhett. No matter what happens at the dealership, you’re getting ripped off.
w00t! Already received my script back from copy editor! I’m so early that I’ll get to chill for a couple days!
OK, time to move the rest of the furniture out of the living room so I can dance with the wild toddlers of today!
Yes indeed Jack. So how were the Timber Wolves?
Thanks, Jack. I blame J0e for messing up the timing of that one 😉
Well, 1200 pages of reports finished printing, now to file them away. Woo hoo?
One last segment to record for upcoming WR episode Drops Saturday.
I am surprised how well this is coming together – although it is an hour long… wow lots of content.
Wednesday – Slow go…ice storm recovery begins…
It’s all went misty here, this is when you need background noise of a wolf howling.
Van – “HOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL”
Decided to try a new dim sum place downstairs. Man that’s a lot of food they give you. Now must decide if I want to take a containter of food home on the train or not. It just seems such a waste to throw half of it out.
Hey, there’s a hair in my rice! That makes the decision for me.
Well, I think I ‘m at a bit of a standstill here at the downtown office. i think I’ll pack it up and head home.
Dim Sum should never be in need of a shave.
Rhett, I went last night to see the Coyotes play like pure ass vs. the Ducks. It’s always fun to go to games, though.
What happens when you add numbers on a dark day? You get a dim sum.
Totally rame. 😉
Ditto – That was bright… I need to find my shades.
See – I can out lame ditto…
I have found Heaven. My girlfriend just returned from Tequila, Mexico and she brought me a bottle of Almond Flavored Tequila.
ZOMG – sooooo delicious.
Did I say I’d never drink again? Dangit. I’m just no good at staying away from things that are bad for me — especially when they are soooo good!
CJ – You give me hope…
Lord knows I am not good for anyone… 🙂
Just finished The Watchmen and I HAVE QUESTIONS!!!
Will have to wait until my hubby gets home late tonight and discuss them with him.
There’s always hope for us guys when there are drunk women around. 😉
I’m prepared to discuss Watchmen. I will post the necessary SPOILER!!!! disclaimor if necessary.
Oh, really WNDRWolf? Don’t tease me by telling me you are bad. That’ll just get me into trouble.
I’ve bribed three of the children with the promise of frozen yogurt sticks if they clean my daughter’s bedroom. They are feverishly attempting to clean it.
Ages 3, 5, and 5 – it’s amazing to see their idea of “clean.”
They’ll get the yogurt anyway, of course because I’m just a big softie.
The 18-month-old is in the process of falling asleep.
It’s a good day around here!
Naw, Rhett. I’ll wait until the WatchPan (PanMen?) date has been officially announced and will discuss it then. I think spoilers will be allowed at that point.
I hadn’t thought about the name of the Watchmen palooza. Rorschpan is absolutely not in the running. Neither is Naked Blue Pan.
Anyone want to suggest a date for that Palooza episode? I just want to do it before the movie comes out, so we don’t look like a bunch of poseurs 😉 .
CJ – Who’s teasing?
Smiley Bloody Smiley
or my personal favorite: Blue Man Penisapolloza.
Oh! I like Ozzymanpan!
I would say Mid February as the movies is supposed to come out early March.
“Talk Like a Pirate Pan” is probably right out.
I donno, I still think along the lines of WatchPan as it covers all of them, not just one character.
Although, Rhett (and Jack of course), a name that follows the “comic” subplot might be cool. Panrooned? The Panship?
So no “Greasy Blue Nipplapolooza?”
“Watch Pan aka Commedians Make Better Lovers”
Is the Watchmen something *I* could read? Being the wuss that I am and all. I can’t tell from what I’ve seen if it’s beyond my realm of wuss-ness.
Who watches the Deadpan?
Cj: Yes, you can read it.
Yes Cj. There are some images of blood, but I can’t recall any gory scenes.
When the dogs are killed.
As graphic novels go, the violence depicted in the art wouldnâ€™t exceed a PG-13 level. But some of the prose is pretty graphic in itâ€™s violence. Of course that is a small part of the overall story.
There’s a picture of a dead dog with his brains showing.
ZP Locks and Loads and takes aim at Gears of War 2:
All of my local libraries have copies checked out until mid-February except my particular library hangout which has one on hold for someone else. Meh. I’ll have to see if the hubby owns it already. If not, I’ll just go buy it.
Then, I need one of you all to come watch the kids while I read it. Volunteers?
I would rank the reason the dog is dead as more disturbing the panel of the dead dog itself. But that event is central to the character of Rorschach. Okay I’m talking out of turn. I’ll save it for the show. 🙂
When will we be doing the show?
The Watchalooza (no.) will be sometime in February, ditto. I’ll make an announcement in whatever I release tonight – so feedback is welcome.
Been playing the RE5 demo.
I hope Capcom fixes the video tearing.
The controls seem clunky after RE4 on the Wii.
CW: Fringe E12
Xbox live games I’ve bought:
Geometry Wars Evolved 2
Hexic HD (freebie)
Root Beer Tapper
Track and Field
That’s the lot.
On the Playstation Network:
On virtual console:
Mario Kart 64
The English do their bit to raise the numbers. Thanks, Vanamonde.
I like either “Ozypandius” or “Dr. Panhattan” as the title for the Watchmen Palooza.
CJ – I’ll say this much. I had planned on having my wife read it prior to us seeing the movie. However, I’ve waved her off of it because of a part of the story in particular with serious violence against children. That’s just one thing she can’t handle in a story and it’s often the case that, especially when a TV show decides to go there, that she’ll turn it off or switch to something else.
I expect it will be downplayed somewhat in the movie, though I plan to check before I’d have her see it with me.
It is a compelling and important piece of literature, no question. But it is not an easy read, either.
“Tales of the Deadpan Freighter”
Dan has showed me that we actually have access to the Watchmen Motion Comic on our Xbox Live. It’s not the entire content though, but if anyone wants to see it in a TV version, it looks like most of it is there for about 20 bucks.
FYI- Dan does have it so I now have it and he’s read it multiple times. He doesn’t think I’ll be able to read it.
I will try! Go me. 🙂