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Need a decent dictionary
Three is a magic number….
voluptuous? (Firefox caught that one for me).
I am intrigued by your offer and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.
Sorry for the lateness of this, JOe. “. . . in bed.”
Ed, you and your family have my condolences.
Thank you, Essbee.
I have managed to resurrect Skype and my ID is still valid. I’ve combed through last week’s comments and sent requests to the ID’s posted.
If you don’t have a request pending from edklein72, it’s only because I didn’t come across your ID in the last comment board…or I actually already had a few of you from before.
Now, off to the office…..land of no skype and no email.
And the commute is done. Be warned, Deadpan – Jack promised the first part of the show would be the shiny happy part….then unleashes a story of unspeakable horror upon us.
I had to pull over to the side of the road and curl up in a fetal position in my trunk until I could stop shaking.
Those poor, poor pants…..
Alas, due to a flaky wifi connection at the coffee shop, no DP gooey goodness till I get home.
Still dark outside..
Should still be in bed…
For your Watchmen-themed enjoyment…
For some reason, I find that disturbing, JB.
Well, I think it’s time to think about putting some food in my gullet.
Back in a bit, Pan.
Those pants had it coming.
PirateBanana is Mike Bryant, the man also responsible for “Fear and Loathing in Middle Earth,” and “Chicken” (Theme Song to “Quitting Time” and “Crusty Willie Commercial Interlude”).
Wahoo! My copy of the Watchmen is on the way!
Thanks EssBee, better late then never. (… in bed!)
I pull my copy of Watchmen out last night and started to glance over the first page. I’m going to reread a few sections, good stuff.
Today’s quote” Sleep is a truce… Death a surrender”
I could use a truce right now.
Ed, which was the story of horror? The pants? The ducks? Or the hooker?
Boy, that should have been the name of this episode. . . . Jack Manganâ€™s Deadpan #118: The Pants, The Ducks, and the Hooker
Tales from the east side of Narnia?
Is that an adult version of a Narnia story?
The Witch, the Vibrator and Her Wardrobe.
CP: Nara — E.S. Posthumus
CW: The latest Lost episode.
Oh shit, I’m a butterhead.
You can’t live off a butterhead.
I am amused by butterhead. I’m not sure why, but it makes me smirk a little.
Hit the hooker on the head.
Let’s see, how do yall do this one?
(C)urrently (P)laying –
No ReMorse – Codex Machine
Or is it supposed to be CL for (C)urrently (L)istening?
can go either way.
I use CP ’cause that’s the way I roll.
BTW: CPIMM = “Currently Playing In My Mind”
As in the sentence, “I have that stupid Butterhead song stuck in my CPIMM”
CP: Kill Bill O’Reilly — East Coast Avengers
Thanks. I wonder why the female mohawk bothers me so much.
Nah, nevermind. I just hadn’t realized I don’t like mohawks in general.
I think I’m due for bed. Night all.
Speaking of the female mohawk, I’m in the midst of a heavy 80s playlist. I may not emerge without a mullet.
CP: Turning Japanese – The Vapors
Bloody pop classic that one..I’m humming the tune as I type.
Jack – Did you remember to put in your shoulder pads first?
Currently stuck in conference call hell.
CPIMM: Turning Japanese
So I have just decided to watch all of last seasons “Heros” … right now.
Judging from the reviews I read … I should be able to just FF view through all of the Eps, stopping at the hilites to view as necessary.
“can go either way” “. . . in bed”
CP: Space Jelly — Galactic
Nomad Scry: I never told you that I took your advice and got the Skullcandy Ink’d earbuds and am really happy with them!
I really think so….
For the young Deadpanites:
Why all the butter, Jack?
I didn’t get a skype invite from you Ed, vanamonde_deadpan is my skype ID.
I’m hesitant to join in on the Skype conversation. I am generally pretty quiet in groups — Cj, didn’t you say something like this last week? I guess I could go either way. What do you all think?
Jump in with both feet Essbee
Just finished the 2 hour season(last) opener.
CP: Hanging On The Telephone – Blondie
CPIMM: “So What” by Pink – on Repeat… for days… weeks now actually.
CP: Good Morning Judge – 10cc
Yeah Heroes, I recommend watching the first two episodes and last two episodes of season 3. You really don’t need to bother with the ones in between.
CP: Get It Right Next Time – Gerry Rafferty
CJ – view this and it should flash your CPIMM
Got the Ping Ed.
CP: Stuck in The Middle With You – Stealers Wheel
And, I agree with Van, EssBee – jump in! I don’t know how much I’ll have to offer to the discussion either, but I expect a good time to be had by all.
Speaking of which – what do you guys think about coming up with some general topics/questions for this round table to keep things a little more focused?
If you have a Windows PC, Skype 4 is out now.
… oooo look, something shinny!
First of all, J0e – is the Nipple Song the new RickRoll? Did you just “NippleRoll” me?
Just finished Ep2
I think that regardless of who or how many are on the Skype conference, we’ll find that certain personalities will stand out and talk more – that’s just the chemistry of people. I tend to hold back in discussions unless I really feel that what I’m saying is pertinent.
I like Ed’s idea of topics. Maybe round table questions that are broad for people to jump in and answer as well as quick questions that can be done in a round robin format. I think part of the fun of it though will be making it something everyone gets to be a part of.
The editing/production staff can always slice it up to make it more listenable if we all talk all over each other. 🙂
I might be serving tequila shots at my end which means that Jack and Dan may just dissolve into a fit of giggles. You never know. Maybe I should keep my video camera handy.
Attack of the Clones?
Tequila shots? Maybe my end of the mic should be your end. 🙂
Rhettro, funny – I said the same thing about you. You are more than welcome to join us.
Lunch is once again et. Except this time the cat didn’t join me. One of my cats is very strange and doesn’t like salmon.
Uh-oh. I don’t want to be a Watchmen hog. 😉
Your copy of The Watchmen must be slightly different from mine, ditto. I don’t remember that character.
Bunny, The Comedian is kind of a pig.
I think we should just have all 15 people talking at once. That’d be awesome.
Just finished Heros S2 Ep3 … and lunch.
Progress was slowed by deciding to clean out e-mail while scanning show.
Was. So true. And my Women’s Studies professor just reached out and slapped me for the “kind of.”
I’m still waiting for that Commedian/Gray’s Anatomy crossover.
So, if we are going to have a forum discussion (as opposed to a free for all), is there going to be a spot where we can add our questions to ahead of time? (I have 3)
Rhett, I saw all the posters of the characters at our local theater when we saw Underworld. The one concern my husband had is if they are all “pretty” people.
*NOT REALLY A SPOILER* In the comic, except for flashbacks, most of them are middle age, with typical middle age looks (ie. Night Owl is slightly pudgy, etc).
Just finished Heros S2 Ep4 – glad I could FF
I believe that most of them will be pretty. I haven’t seen a picture Rorschach unmasked yet, but he should be somewhat dopey looking if in keeping with the novel. I think the Owl and the Commedian came out better looking than their comic counterparts. Although, Ozzy may have faired worse.
^Secret shot of the cast! Yeah, they look a bit different.
That picture didn’t come out on my computer, Rhett.
Try this one.
Here is a picture of the actor playing Rorschach
maybe that’s a clue?
Lego Watchmen – cool!
Benjamin Button or Slumdog Millionaire…hmmmm.
You can’t have realistic looking people in a blockbuster..things have to look smooth.
Van, Jon Stewart votes for Slumdog Millionaire.
Perhaps, something more British? Like rent “Cash Back.”
I’ve heard good things about Benjamin Button. The only thing to be aware of is it is a slow moving picture (very little action, lots of thought). Also, at almost 3 hours, it is quite long.
It’s not the “things” that have to look smooth in a movie, Van 😉
Yeah I’m leaning towards Button, considering it’s running time, think I will have to go to the cinema straight from work.
It’s 80 degrees, cloudy, and overcast.
And my doorbell just rang.
CP: conference call hell
CPIMM: Turning Japanese
*shakes fist at ditto and Van*
We’ve got a half-a-tank of gas, it’s 40 miles to Chicago, it’s dark outside, and we’re wearing sunglasses.
… hit it !
It takes two to make a thing go right…..
But one is the loneliest number that you’ll ever know….
I like the Whopper, f##k the Big Mac.
Perhaps perhaps perhaps.
What about a Royale with Cheese?
You don’t have to be a man to love Manwich. â™¬
You don’t have to be a witch either. It’s true. â™¬
You just have to love a fun tasty dinner. â™¬
And wearin’ some of that dinner on you. â™¬
WNDRWolf: Happy birthday! (Skype alerted me.)
This is the way I go to work (half asleep), go to work, go to work, this is the way I go to work on a cold and frosty morning.
Morning Pan, time to hit the road and hit the play button to listen to the latest DP.
Happy Born Day Wolf. Was going to tweet it, then wasn’t sure if you wanted that sort of publicity…
Cuz I’m such a bigshot.
CJ just showed me the nipple-song.
EssBee – Very glad the ink’d are working out for you. I wish they lasted a little longer, but I don’t think I can complain too much with something that I am actively using for roughly 18 hours a day.
[waves] Hi, I’m an addict.
I don’t think there’s anything I could do for 18 hours a day….
Happy birthday, WNDR! Howl you celebrate?
*grumpy old men muppets booing*
I’m counting sleep time as “doing” something with my headphones, since I sleep with the buggers in. It helps distract me to fall asleep quickly, and helps block out the noises of the rest of the family during the day.
Had I mentioned I’m a third shifter?
Happy Birthday Wolf.
Group howl starts here ——>
So, how old is WNDR in human years? Is the conversion for wolves the same as domesticated dogs?
Happy bday yesterday, Wolf!
18 hours is a damn long time, Nomad. I have my iPod going for probably 12, but not w/ earbuds in. I do the little docking station and computer speakers at the office w/ shuffle.
Happy Birthday Wolf!
Add my Happy Birthday wishes to the bunch Mr. Wolf.
Happy Friday, Pan.
Happy B-day Wolf! And may I add that was a rocking EP of the latest Wander Radio.
So, we are expecting rain all weekend. Should I go to the Renaissance Festival anyway?
Actually, I’m going to the (insert hoity toity voice here) Dinner Theater tomorrow night so, maybe Ren Fest next week.
Well now I get a chance to decide the merits of the Benjamin Button film.
We have more rain forecast for the weekend? What is this, the Amazon?
Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes…
Someone asked my age… Let’s just say I am old enough to know better – To young to give a damn.
Thanks Rhettro. More to come on the WR front. 3 projects in the editting stages.
Ed just for clarification… I am not domesticated…just ask my wife.
Happy Birthday WNDR!
aren’t we supposed to cut you in half and count the rings or something like that?
Facebook: 25 Things I Didn’t Want to Know About You
That is hilarious, JOe. I did the 25 things meme, AND think that some of the items listed in the article are pretty interesting!
Relatives called this AM to say there was a power crew in their backyard and they would have power within the hour.
They expressed surprised because the crew was from Virginia. They have been so cut off that they didn’t know crews had been deployed from surrounding states.
According to the crew, their part of the county was supposed to see crews until the first of March. However, they live beside a state park that has cabins and someone had made the decision that if they could get power to the park then refugees could be housed there. So the crew had run temporary power off of the newly restored main line to their house.
For nearly 2 weeks they have been sleeping in layers of clothes that included parkas and ski caps.
They say they are looking forward to being warm … and being able to wash cloths.
One other note. They said the National Guard had been going house to house in their subdivision a few days ago. Checking on people and hoping my relatives might have any information on neighbors that weren’t answering their knocks at the door.
I fear that when power is finally restored they will discover a lot of elderly folks who had no place to go and succumbed to the cold. 🙁
CP: Monkey Wrench — Foo Fighters
Go go go, National Guard. I hope they can rescue the majority of those people.
CP: Ohio – CSNY
They say crying when Spock dies like it is a bad thing (the crying, that is).
I really want to tape my thumbs to my hands to see what it feels like to be a dinosaur. Maybe after my annual performance review.
… and speaking of dinosaurs …
The man who admitted while running for President that, “The issue of economics is something that Iâ€™ve really never understood as well as I should.â€ … is now telling the man who won, how to save the economy.
I find this baffling.
Given that his inability to grasp the economy was well documented just a few short months ago on the campaign trail – why in the world would anything John McCain has to say about fixing this problem be given more then just a sad smile and a slow shake of the head ?
… and yet, he seems to be leading the charge against the President’s proposed stimulus plan. It’s like a bad sitcom.
… never a tar pit around when you really need one.
EssBee: I don’t need to tape my thumbs to find out. My wife says I do a pretty scary imitation of a velociraptor. 🙂
ditto, any chance this Velociraptor imitation is on Youtube? 😉
And if there are Velociraptor noises to go with this…. 206-350-TOMI. 206-250-8664.
minus 250, plus 350.
xkcd is awesome today.
And yes, that says base 2.
ditto – extra Deadpan BONUS points if there is “stop frame” animation of this Velociraptor!
fingers crossed for the video!
Not a chance. I don’t immortalize my embarrassing moments on the web.
CP: A Farewell To Kings — Rush
FEMA hands out meals with recalled peanut butter
“I donâ€™t immortalize my embarrassing moments on the web.”
Scratch that. I do, I just try not to do it on video. 🙂
EssBee: Now there’s a Whiskey Tango Foxtrot moment for you. :-O
No kidding, Amy.
Our government: “here you poor, frozen bastards. Have some food. Hope you survive it.”
CP: I’m So Sick — Flyleaf
Back in February 2002, KC had a pretty bad ice storm. It took nine days to get our power back on. Luckily we were about to stay at my bother-in-law’s house for the duration. It was one of those factors that motivated us to move to Phoenix. 😉
We went through that too, Rhettro. It took us 8 days to get our power back. In the process, I lost a salt water reef tank aquarium that I had run for about 3 years. Hundreds of dollars of fish dead and not covered by renters insurance. Sucked big time.
CP: Ramblin’ On My Mind – John Mayall
I love Colorado. We occasionally get dumped on with snow, but never have ice storms.
Snow’s great, ice… not so much. I have some pictures I took of the damage, I should upload them to Flickr sometime.
I find snow a bit overrated, actually….
So – I just introduced Vernon Reid to the genius of Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, via Twitter. How cool is that?
A more mean spirited take on the 25 meme from a writers point of view:
So I enjoyed Benjamin Button. It appealed to my sentimental streak, a streak I keep hidden, deep, deep, down inside when I’m watching the latest Hollywood action movie…
CP: “Wake me up before you go go” – WHAM
(now that’s gonna get stuck in my CPIMM)
I’ve forgotten what CPIMM means.
CPIMM = Currently Playing In My Mind
You can usually only fix this by erasing your CPIMM (sing the song for someone else and it seems to just leave you and get stuck in their head) or flashing it (expose it to something more catchy/insipid).
Van, that is SO mean!
CPIMM: Wake me up before you go-go
Damn you, JOe!
I did warn you Essbee.
You did, it’s true.
I just don’t get why a writer would 1) invite fans to “friend” him, and then 2) write a rant like that. Pretty mean!
Here’s something completely different: Do you guys and girls have nicknames that don’t really fit you? For example, I have an uncle who calls me “Suzie.” My name is Kris, and I most certainly do not look like a Suzie — but maybe did at age 6. I get “Sue”, “Suzie”, and “Suzie Q” from the men in my family, which I think is just kinda weird.
The latest Podcastle episode is a Ted Chiang story:
TC stories are always checking out.
I don’t have a nickname that doesn’t fit, but there are definitely names that I detest being called.
I absolutely hate being called “Babe” – my husband does this.. “Thanks, Babe.” “Can you come here, Babe?”
UGH! I’m not a babe, nor am I the reincarnation of my dead dog whose name was Babe, nor am I a pig from some children’s movie that I’ve never seen.
I also hate being called “Cheryl” – the name is Cherylyn. It’s one little syllable… “yn” it’s not like it takes that much time to say “yn” after “Cheryl”
I don’t mind being called “Cj” at all… it’s a nickname I was given with love. Although I have been referred to as “Ceej” at times – that doesn’t seem to bother me either.
What did bother me was when a friend of mine thought it would funny to suggest a porn movie about my life called…. “Under Ceej”
EssBee: Yep, I have. I had an unkle call me Kennedy. I’m really not sure why. There have been others, but that one sticks out.
CP: Black Cat — Ladytron
Sorry, Cj, but “Under Ceej” is kinda funny.
I like my surname to be spelt properly…people tend to miss out a popular letter.
My Watchmen novel arrived today.
Oh, my surname is a disaster.
Even funnier if imagined with Steven Seagal.
Don’t think he’s fit enough for a porn movie these days.
Rhettro: What’s funnier? Cj’s movie?
Ba dum dum.
Yeah, Under Ceej. LOL
Here’s an etiquette question for those of you who have better manners than I do.
There’s a fairly big name educator/author in my field of work who I’m very close with. Her daughter is kind of a fahreak and kind of has the hots for me. Said daughter just sent me a friend request on Facebook. Do I 1) ignore and pretend that I’m a techtard when I see her next if she brings it up?, 2) accept?, or 3) something else?
You could always accept, and if she starts getting weird remove her as a friend.
I like “pretend to be a techtard.” 😉
Or just say that it makes you unconfortable having the child of a peer linked to you.
Yes, but then that invites the stalking by said girl wanting to know why she was dropped.
I’d go with option 1 for now.
Am I supposed to know who this Tod Goldberg is?
Ed, I don’t know him either. Maybe we should friend him on Facebook. (I found that essay/bitchfest pretty hilarious, actually)
EssBee, plz don’t hate me if you follow this advice and it backfires, but I’d probably just let her friend you, then ignore all FB activity from her. Does FB work that way?
EssBee – how old is this person. That would be important factor.
BTW – if you ever get one of those annoying stalker types, I know this person you can send them to … tell them to use the password “Hi Babe”. They’ll cease to be a problem. 😉
Please don’t hate Jack if he’s beautiful.
Jack: Yes, you can just ignore all FB contact from them. Chat’s the hardest to ignore, but it can be done if you’re diligent.
I got my Watchmen novel from the local B&N last Friday. I’ve only had time to read the first few pages, though. I’ll try to read more tonight and/or tomorrow.
Good advice, y’all!
She’s not a child, she’s near my age – creeping up on 40. I think I’ll take Jack/Van’s advice and just ignore her. I hate to be rude.
Rude people suck.
My technologies are being a douche tonight.
They are being rude.
Regarding tonight’s BSG – Holy FRAK!
Man, that was some seriously good television.
Little boxes on the hillside, Little boxes made of tickytacky
Little boxes on the hillside, little boxes all the same
There’s a green one and a pink one and a blue one and a yellow one
And they’re all made out of ticky tacky and they all look just the same.
And the people in the houses all went to the university
Where they were put in boxes and they came out all the same,
And there’s doctors and there’s lawyers, and business executives
And they’re all made out of ticky tacky and they all look just the same.
And they all play on the golf course and drink their martinis dry,
And they all have pretty children and the children go to school
And the children go to summer camp and then to the university
Where they are put in boxes and they come out all the same.
And the boys go into business and marry and raise a family
In boxes made of ticky tacky and they all look just the same.
by Malvina Reynolds
The new BSG is dribbling down my pipe as I type.
Morning Pan, work on a Saturday..meh, the big freeze continues.
Mmmmm. BSG. Tasty.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend. We are headed to Southern CO to visit my better half’s mom and grandma. That = excellent food and being fawned over. I’m into it.
Sounds like Malvina has some issues.
Then again, so does the person who came up with that box “house” concept.
I believe Malvina wrote that in the 1960s … for cultural reference and context, please see “Mad Men”.
Yea for the fawning over!
Yea for the BSG.
CP: “Minute Samba” from “Dance Party – an hour of modern dance tempo” Â©1958
… oh, and it’s an LP !
33 and a third baby ! ‘cuase that’s how I roll.
I can’t decided if the detritus of my life is smothering me or crushing me.
You can’t win against kipple.
YOU … GO … OWEN !!!!!!
What this? A new Farpoint Recap in my feed?
Owen is clearly Hell Bent for Leather.
I’d say Owen is pretty Bad Ass.
So it’s official, I’m a masochist.
I keep watching Eleventh Hour in the hope it will improve and it NEVER does.
Can you give us a”ZP” type review of the show and submit it to Jack?
I’m not worthy and all that jazz.
Today’s Clone Wars gobbledygook:
Truth Enlightens the mind, but won’t always bring happiness to your heart.
Hey Van, third shift is the same as graveyard. I work from 11pm EST (I think it is -5GMT) to 7am the next morning.
Sorry for the delay.
Truth, often closely aligned with the crap lies you don’t want to hear.
*paints a tumbleweed purple*
Did I just see a purple tumbleweed roll by??
Give me time, and the deadpan can have more color than wonka’s factory.
Please, no yellow. Hurts the eyes.
And please don’t turn anyone into a giant blueberry.
I’m not sure I can create under such stifling conditions….;P
OK, well you kids look after keep the tumbleweeds out of the chocolate river. It’s late. I’m off to bed.
Goodnight, bowl full of mush.
I bet there’s a market for chocolate dipped tumbleweeds….
With silver dragees?
Mmmmmm chocolate dipped tumbleweeds..the candy with the crunchy centre.
Van, have you tried out the CrunchBang Linux version for the eeepc? Cruncheee. (heh.) Very very light weight. Not quite as friendly as eeebunto.
Yup NS, I’m giving the my 701 to my sister and I’m not sure she will like Cruncheee (although I did) because it’s not as friendly as Eeebuntu.
But if you want to have some more space left on your SSD, Cruncheee is the way to go.
Oh and another ‘lite’ custom distro for the Eee is fluxfluxeee:
Today’s retro game, Tetris on the Gameboy (via the Lameboy emulator for the NDS):
I took the plunge and installed Cruncheee. (crosses fingers) I don’t know enough to fix anything if I mess it up, so… eeek.
Fluxfluxeee has a nice looking set of icons, but I’m even less familiar with PCLinuxOS than I am with Ubuntu (which I consistently misspell as Ubunto.)
It’s 9:30 on Sunday Morning. I have my mouse in one hand and my i-pod in the other. And I’m not afraid to use either one 🙂
Last week it was bacon cookies, now it’s bacon cake. There’s just something wrong with the world
This pen would definitely be mightier than the sword
Holy Crap! This girl has amazing finger speed!
Wow, so many links to check when I get home! Off to make my hair more sassy.
And for those that recall me saying I wasn’t going to get to wear my winter coat. Oh yes. I’m wearing it today. It may not be that cold – but it really is THAT wet out there.
And thundery… my house windows sound like they are about to come out of the frames!
That girl is like a machine!
It would seem possible to make a sensible, non-deadly bacon cake.
I hope the sassing was fun today, Cj.
Maybe use them bacon flavoured corn bits in the cake.
My wife and son are tying up our two internet ready computers. So I have to resort to the pocket PC. =p
Welcome Rhettro to the ‘wonderful’ world of mobile browsers.
There’s a good Gameboy emulator for PPCs.
I’m just gonna say it …
I don’t care HOW many exclamation points you put in your advert – three, 12 packs of soda for $12 is just simply NOT a deal. 4 for $11 just barely makes it either.
that is all.
I’m not a huge fan of bacon nor do I like cake. Bacon Cake would fall into the two wrongs just make it more wrong category for me.
So, that Yuja Wang – wow.. playing any instrument has always seemed so difficult to me… I can, however, play a mean computer keyboard at a whopping 92 wpm… on a good day. 😉
Oooh and yes, I have been sassified…Red is the new Cj.
Go Go Red!
Another variation on the 25 meme:
CJ is well red.
When CJ said “sassified” am I the only one who thought of Clarence Carter?
CP: Marianas Trench – Cross My Heart
I think I am old inside. I watch Yuja Wang and the first thing that crosses my mind is how much my wrists hurt. Then I wonder how long before her imminent carpal tunnel incapacitates her.
Still, pretty amazing.
I like this one alot:
Alot or a lot?
A grammar nerd will tell you: there’s no such word as ‘alot’. (Yes, it’s two words.)
Calling Dick Tracy:
there is weather … and I am feeling under it.
So according to writers of the Mentalist..Messy women make the best lovers.
You can call me a skeptic.
We interrupt this program for a special bulliten…
WHOEVER GAVE ME A HEAD COLD CAN TAKE IT BACK RIGHT F’n NOW!!!
…thank you. We now return you to your regularly scheduled Panning.
Sunny and warm here for a change
Probably a consequence of regular exercise TEB, all the fitness fanatics I know get a lot of colds and throat infections.
But personal experience can be misleading so the above maybe a load of old tosh.
Actually, it’s a combination of many things. This has been a bad winter all round for people getting sick, here in Calgary. Also, since my husband is a teacher, he is constantly bringing home something from the kids at school. Lastly, have the MA class on Saturday’s testing seemed to be ill, as well, so I also could have got something then.
Oh well, will skip classes tonight and stay home with a hot cup of Neo Citron.
have = half
TEB – I 2nd your motion to have the cold giver take it back. *sniffle*
JOe and Bunny – get well soon!
Nomad and Van – what language is it you two were speaking above?
marlo – I dig yellow.
Cj – cute!
Is it Monday already? Really?
Just wanted to say hey 🙂
I hope we can get a Deadpan fix soon. We sure could use the laughs
and I used to love the book Johnathan Livingston Seagull. It was my favorite book when I was little and my stupid oldest her went and drew on all the pictures of the birds to make them airplanes dropping bombs. I was so pissed I cried.
her = brother
… wait, that’d be me!
^Didn’t sound like the kind of thing a sister would do. Hope you can drop by for some laughs soon.
So yeah, those of you that liked the Farpoint Recap, what can I say, sorry, thats never coming back.
Those of you who liked the Wingin’ it Recap and enjoy Stephen Colbert’s mocking of Bill O’Reilly and want a shorter, more concentrated podcast that actually reaches more of Farpoint Media… Well then maybe you’ll want to resubscribe because, while I’m not saying we’re back till I’ve done it consistently for a month, you can expect me to try and put up the new Farpoint Recap 2.0 every Friday or Saturday as I cover the weeks events in the land of Farpoint Media basically the same way I did when I recapped Wingin’ It 3d.
So there, I’m admitting it… I’m podcasting again. Nothing like a recession/depression to make you want to throw up your hands and say “shit, I may as well be podcasting again.”
So true, Dub. So true.
TEB: Yeah, Yuja Wang looks amazing. It’s the first time I’ve heard of her, but I’ll definitely look up more. I’ve never seen this piece played on piano. It is even more difficult than I imagined. Wow.
Wow. Robert Plant looks very different from now!
MCR playing Sex Pistols playing Bob Dylan’s “Desolation Row”.
It’s a good cover, imo.
Anyone else think that they might be Pale Horse in the movie?
A Sex Pistols-style cover of Desolation Row? This I have to hear.
Yeah, this just reminds me that I really need to get some sort of Dylan box set.
Yes, it is officially Monday.
Someone should let the Hotties know that these Ipod thingies work in all kinds of good places and that they don’t need to be sitting in front of a computer where they can type commentary in order to listen and enjoy.
But… but… but… then we’d miss the play-by-play!!!
ditto – the Biograph 3-disc set is a great Dylan set.
EssBee: Thanks. I’ve also been looking at the Greatest Hits: Vol 1-3 on iTunes which looks like it is actually 4 CDs. I haven’t decided yet.
xkcd is brilliant today
Yes another Monday. Ironically, I’m super busy this week at work, but only because of a scheduling snafu. Instead of having a nice moderate amount of work for three weeks, it’s going to be super busy for a week and a half, then I’ll have to worry if there is enough work to keep me employed. On the plus side, the Misses and I did a budget review this weekend, and even if I get laid off, we should only need to make minor budget cut backs to stay out of the red. So I feel better about that.
Glad to hear you are dabbling back in podcasting Dub. But I’m also sorry to hear that the recession is the impetus.
I was outside last night grilling some hot dogs and noticed the lovely full moon. I went inside and grabbed my binoculars and saw the moon in stunning detail. I noticed a bright spot on the dark lava basin, so I figured I would look it up on the internet. Turns out it was the crator Aristarchus. I was hoping it was the silver skin of a flying saucer.
Horrifying images of the fires in Australia.
My downstairs neighbor, is playing something so loud that my feet are being vibrated in my shoes.
Lots of woe and bad news all around. . . surely it’s going to start raining frogs soon.
Re: Yuja Wang
I find myself wondering if that video had been slightly sped up. Even if, there is quite some skill there!
Do you suppose her knuckles heat up from the internal friction?
Can we at least skip the boils…those are just nasty.
CP: Machine Gun — Portishead
Oh shit I’m a Portishead.
You can never have too many spatulas.
Don’t go to a Mongolian Restauraunt if you are a picky eater.
Would a Mongolian Food addict need to go through a 12 steppe program?
I’m being drooled on by tiny little person whose vocabulary mostly consists of the word “vroom”.
So before the humiliation of the Mongolian restaurant, I saw Bolt in 3D.
They use polarisers in the glasses so none of that red/green crap, and ok most of the time it just looks like Viewmaster slides, but certain scenes really seemed to jump out at you.
Not as good as Toy Story 2, but a fun film (especially if you can see it at a cinema that supports 3D) for big kids of all ages.
I saw Bolt in non-3d. It was cute.
Toy Story 2 is definitely one of my favorites.
What’s the deal with Coraline?
This blasphemy might get a bunch of rocks thrown at me, but I didn’t think Stardust was very good at all. . . . which makes me extremely leery of Mirrormask. And even, to some degree, Coraline.
*tosses rock at Jack*
I preferred the ending of the book of Stardust to the movie, but still enjoyed the movie.
The trailer for Coraline looked interesting though.
Oh the 3D specs don’t work on the latest Chuck, which isn’t surprising after reading the Wiki page on the technology used for the 3D version of Bolt.
Coraline does not interest me. It looks scary. I’ve never seen Nightmare Before Christmas either and probably never will. It has the word “Nightmare” right in the title. Nobody can make me. No scary. No thank you. No.
sorry CJ, I couldn’t resist trying to make you jump. :/
J0e, why do men always want to see me jump?
*tilting head to side like Irish Setter with blank look on face*
I don’t get it…
Am I the only one here that just doesn’t care about movies in 3D ?
In fact, I prefer my movies NOT be in 3D. It exists solely for the cheep “pop out at you gag” and how many times have you left a truly great film thinking, “If only there would have been something in that film that made me want to duck, it would have been worthy of an Academy Award.”
Nope. I would rather the effort and dollars be put into the script and acting talent thank you.
No one is to stone anyone until I blow this whistle!
J0e, IMAX 3D movies are pretty cool. I really enjoyed the Into the Deep one actually. That’s a different type of movie experience though, but pretty amazing to feel like you are in there swimming with the fishes.
I saw Aliens of the Deep in IMAX 3D with my son, back in . . . 05. It was pretty spectacular. But that backs up Cj’s statement. This was a documentary, not a gripping story with actors and plot twists.
OK – I will allow for the “novelty” film but that is because “3D” IS a novelty device.
I heard an interview with the tech guys who were behind the Chuck episode and the 3D business that went on during the Super Bowl. These guys were all hyped up on their new(again) 3D technology and gushed about how all your TV shows would be like this in the future. The question that immediately popped into my head was “Why?”.
I agree it would get boring fast, and also one of the reasons the original 3D failed, but nice now and again.
Also except for a few ‘pop out’ scenes, the 3D looks like cardboard cutouts at different distances from the screen.
… YES !!!!!
My copy of the “Watchmen” has arrived !!!!
I hope to play along with the cool kids.
I think all movies should be in Smell-o-vision before they get an Oscar nod.
Blazing Saddles? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
That scene in the first Star Wars movie when they slide down the chute into the garbage area.
Shhh… I just received my 2nd ever request for a press interview.
I’m secretly saying, “Squee! Someone likes me!” *giggle*
Smell-o-Vision – How about the scene in Daddy Day Care where the little boy uses the bathroom all by himself.. *poopy*
“Scent of a woman” ?
With that bit of low brow … I’m taking my sick head and crawling into bed with a book.
Cj: The Nightmare Before Christmas was the first movie of which I was ever a big fan. That started at age nine. There was exactly one moment that I personally found genuinely scary, and it lasted about five seconds. (There are two or three more that some other people might be scared of, but overall it’s much more heartwarming than scary.)
I picked up “Watchmen & Philosophy” tonight. A little light reading before our talk. 🙂
Thanks for the advice, Ed.
Probably would be best. We’re so behind we just interrupt the normal flow of Deadpan.
Jack, just please don’t judge Neil Gaiman based on the movies of his books.. the books are SOOOO much better.
3D movies just never seem to be as good as you want them to be
Hugh and I went to see Nightmare Before Christmas in 3D and we walked out after saying.. wow, I really would of much rather just seen the movie on the big screen again without the 3D.
I’ve read Neverwhere and American Gods, which were good and really good.
But more importantly, w00t 🙂 It’s good to see you guys here. (And thank you for getting the Jonathan Livingston Seagull reference. Sorry about your stupid brothers’ vandalism)
I’m just a total sucker for anything Gaiman has written. It started with the Sandman series and was capped off with Neverwhere. I even read the ridiculous Marvel 1602.
Coraline is deserving of the attention though. It is simply good and would be so no matter who had written it. The book, that is. I didn’t make it out to see the movie yet. I’ve got my fingers crossed that the fam will be able to get our shit together this weekend.
And before I forget, because I just did, I wanted to vote for more of the …
I forgot what you call it.
When TSH live-blog the shows, that thing. I love that. Except I can’t remember the name.
play by play
Morning Pan, back to work, sigh.
Afternoon, Van. 🙂
Dammit, I have Zydrate Anatomy stuck in my head again.
An old old friend of mine, one that I actually knew for more than two years, contacted me two days ago. I’m all mushy with pleasant resurfacing memories.
So while I am being all mushy, I wanted to say that all of yall are awesome. Thank you Jack for having an awe… no, an *excellent* playground here.
Party on, Nomad.
Thanks for the mush, Nomad. This playground makes me happy too. No more than 2 at a time on the blig slide.
Your comment is free, cynful. I’m guessing it was the combination of a link and the word “anatomy” that scared the spam filter.
Hi, Deadpan. Wow, work is rotten. But at least I have work. But, wow.
Good day, all. My contact is spotty as we are going on an unplanned internet free adventure at home. Comcast is supposed to have someone out to look at it tomorrow afternoon. It’s frustrating because I have an internet connection by all observable measures….I’m just losing about 90% of all my packets.
They just better get it fixed by Thursday morning or I’ll have to go Deadpan on their asses.
I guess Ed’s pipes need cleaning. 😉
still sick. blah … fever to I think.
anyone heard from TEB? Wonder how she is holding out.
That’s gotta be frustrating beyond belief, Ed. Comcast doesn’t seem to realize that the internet is not a big truck. It’s a series of tubes.
at least (at last check) my packets weren’t spotty.
I just hope the guy doesn’t arrive with a roto-rooter to fix things!
She hasn’t on Facebook since yesterday jj.
… hmmmm, and Ed is suffering from unexplained (and slightly embarrassing) World Wide Tube failure … interesting.
MS Word can eat it.
J0e, I believe the problem has been the freezing, skull-numbing chill across the hemisphere. Maybe if we all huddled our cockles together for warmth. . .
. . . I think I’ve overstepped my bounds there. . . .
I don’t think you’ve overstepped your cockles bounds, Jack.
. . . in bed
It was a typo in my e-mail Jack….
Insomnia, the new creative drug.
Ooh, a new Love Long and Prosper episode is released. #103: Excellent is the New Awesome. Just thought I’d share.
About the Watchmen Skype conference, we are thinking a west coast early afternoon time to give everyone the most possible availability. Does this work for most?
CP: Stranger Than Paradise — Sass Jordan
Cj: Fine by me.
Cj, how far behind is the west coast time compared to Arizona?
I spaced on mentioning this.
Maybe 1:00pm, AZ standard time (12:00pm Deadpan Standard Time and currently PST) on Sunday, February 22 for the Watchmania call?
Van, I think that would be about 8:00pm for you?
Thanks Jack, 8pm is a bit inconvenient for me, but I’ll try and rearrange things if it’s a good time for everybody else.
Just an added bit, we are totally open that day so no worries on adjustments at our end. Whatever the consensus is will work for us.
Some people like to do Oscar night activities and that is the same day too.
It’s shortly after 9pm for you right now, isn’t it, Vanamonde? If my calculations are correct, you’re at Deadpan Standard Time (currently about 1:17ish – – check this comment’s timestamp) + 8 hours? What is a convenient time for you on that Sunday?
Everyone else speak up too, plz, with your preferred times. I’m easy.
For the most part, I’m keeping that day open. I’m willing to go with the consensus, but I agree with Jack, we should try and make it convenient for Van.
BTW, I’m +2 from Deadpan ST.
For me either anytime after 23:30 GMT or anytime before 18:30 GMT.
But as I said I can probably arrange things if the 1pm your time is more convenient for everybody else.
For those interested in such things, here are annotations for Watchmen.
I get a bit worried when the words ‘possible symbolism’ are used in anger.
But cool link ditto.
I am going to have to miss the 2/22 conversation. It’s my dad’s bday, and we’ll be out of town until late that night. Sorry!
EssBee: You can submit your comments/points to one of us so that you’ll be represented.
EssBee: But we’ll still miss you.
There you go! Will one of you pretend to be me? Do the voice and everything?
EssBee, if you record comments, questions, bits.. we can play them during the show and make it sound like you were there the whole time.
And we can append everything with “So sayeth the voice of EssBee.”
CP: You Can Leave Your Hat On — Joe Cocker
CW: Being Human Episode 2
We do have EssBee’s “Oh Canada” audio. . .
Ooh! I could sing!
Music generated by feeding stock figures in MS Songsmith:
I’m reminded of the first Dirk Gently novel..
You will be missed, EssBee. But – happy birthday to EssBee Sr. I hope you’ll want to/be able to contribute some kind of audio.
So – does 4:30pm AZ time work then, for everyone? That would be 23:30 Vanamonde Standard Time, 6:30 EST, 5:30 CST, 3:30 PST.
How much time should we set aside?
45 minutes to an hour? It’s also ok if you need to bail early.
since I’m so out of the loop, whats this big meet up all about?
To talk about the Watchmen graphic novel.
Ah, cool 🙂
So, my hubby, Dan, did an interview for iProng and it appeared in the recent issue on page 11. We may be famous someday.
Way to go, Dan! You guys are new media superstars.
cold has moved to my ears (huh wha …??? did you say something) and a chest cough. cough. cough.
that is all.
Today I reamcted THAT scene from Dracula minus the Count.
Drac – THAT scene and counting …
One! a ha ha ha
… Houston, we have Drac-off
Cj: Cool about Dan. Too bad the train wreck is on the cover. 😉
Vanaomnde, you mean you turned into a man-sized pile of rats?
Well I was thinking of the shaving scene.
A man size pile of rats that can shave ?
A man size pile of dim sum that can shave?
just not right
CP: Paradise in me — K’s Choice
CP: Rhime of the Ancient Mariner – Iron Maiden
You know I have no idea what dim sum is and I’m wary about googling it.
It’s safe, Van. And yummy.
… how ever … be warned –
Happy Wednesday, PanPeople.
My internets are back out to catch dolphin and sea turtles….or something like that.
Turns out that both my cable modem was dying…any my brand new router, while all nice and blinking lights everything looks okay on the outside, was apparently very clumsy and dumping my packets all over the floor instead of sticking them in my computer like its supposed to.
So, cable modem has been swapped out. I’m back to using my old router (that I replaced because has started randomly freezing into a block of ice every few hours) and the new router is going back to Amazon for replacement.
You know, I got concerned scrolling back through with all these messages about how everyone was going to miss EssBee. I’m glad to hear it’s for a birthday celebration.
I do think it would be cool if she can record some bits for Dan and CJ to drop into the conversation and be there in voice, if not live.
Any suggestions yet on topics/questions? As something of a closer, I would like to know, after having read the novel, what people are most looking forward to in the movie….or are most afraid of having screwed up in the movie.
From what I see, it looks like the plan is about 2p central time, which is fine for me.
btw – nice interview CJ. I’ll have to start checking that magazine out in the future.
CP: The Kiss — The Cure
I think we were aiming for 4:30 AZ time which will be 5:30 Central at least that was the last I saw unless I missed a message.
I won’t really be able to formulate any questions all my own until I’ve read more, but if you all post questions/topics I’d be happy to keep a shareable document of them.
I like the idea of posting them on the board because that way (at least for me) I can think about them as I’m actually reading along.
CPIMM: Barbie Girl – Aqua
Please send help or lyrics to anything else to make this go away.
Cj: I agree. I think it is supposed to be 5:30 CST.
As for questions, I suppose it depends on what format we want to go with: round-table or moderator. If it’s a round-table format then we don’t need questions. Still, it might be nice if we did have a set of discussion points.
You want us to post them here?
You’re so gorgeous I’ll do anything!
I’ll kiss you from your feet
To where your head begins!
You’re so perfect!
You’re so right as rain!
You make me
Make me hungry again
Everything you do is irresistible
Everything you do is simply kissable
Why can’t I be you?
Or, how about this?
Actually, we should put off posting discussion points until everyone is done. We don’t want any spoilers to pop up.
Welcome back from internexile, Ed.
I’ll create a mainpage Deadpan post for suggested Watchmen topics, so we don’t have to scroll through comments about hairy dim sum and Facebook to find the relvant discussion points.
Ah, I must have missed a post myself. Still, 5:30 here in Texas would still work for me.
….um, do I even want to know what caused that CPIMM, CJ?
Of course, now it’s CPIMM2.
Mmmm the Cure is delicious.
Things to keep in mind when creating passwords:
ZP nicks the TARDIS and reviews the first Thief game:
As for Aqua’s first hit..the video for that song had a homage to Gerry Anderson’s puppet series at the very beginning (the Aquascope logo).
So now you know.
The Cure is not helping me. 🙁
I grow tired and surly of this cold.
No one gets to feel good BAH!
Put this in your CPIMM
Oh you pretty Chitty Bang Bang
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
We love you,
And our pretty Chitty Bang Bang
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang loves us too.
High low anywhere we go
On Chitty Chitty we depend.
Bang Bang Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Our fine four fendered friend.
Bang Bang Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Our fine four fendered friend.
Does that come with a dodgy cockney accent jj?
GA BLIMEY !
My goodness a genre book is actually SHOWN on screen in the lasted Fringe:
The Land of Laughs by Jonathan Carroll
We truly are living in the End times.
So just chatting to a friend using the latest version of skype, the audio quality seems quite impressive for a VOIP client, I can hear her spoon hitting the cereal bowl as she munches on Crunchy Nut Cornflakes.
Hello all, our daughter Iris Fey was born February 10, 2009 at 5:45PM CST!
She weighed 7lb 9oz and was 20″long. The pediatrician told us today she appears in perfect health. Darcy is resting well, and we all should be home tomorrow.
Best wishes for all!
I’m thinking that the cash strapped communication industry’s idea to raise money by letting people pay for a chance to steer satellites around with their Wii controllers … may be a bust.
If that link doesn’t work try this one –
WHOOO HOOO!! Yay for babies! Congratulations!!
Welcome, Iris Fey! That is great news. Congratulations to you and the whole family, Paul!
Most excellent news, JB!
That was a great episode of Big Bang Theory on Monday.
Congrats JB. My wife is jealous.
ditto – YES!
Congratulations JB! Daughters are awesome!