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I must confess, I first thought of Spock’s beard. Do I have to go on probation now?
Wait, necrophilia with Spock’s beard? That’s…..hot?
Jack, you’re so vain, you probably think this podcast is about you.
EssBee – sorry to hear about the major suckage at Evil, Inc.
ditto: re: The UNIX way. Excellent! Geeky hotness!
EssBee: Best of luck to you. Hopefully it’ll work out.
I’m forced to take one of my vaca weeks off starting tomorrow. This will give me some free time. I will try to drop a content bomb into the Deadpan.
Early episode! Wow!
Well, it’ll be about another hour before show notes are done.
I have an inflection…
Ok, I need to work on my microfilm skills!
microfilm = microphone
I think this was a very narcissistic episode – for me at least.
Jack’s missing his brain? Maybe it’s with Spocks.
So is the chance to meet me a reason to come or to stay away?
Well, this is a pleasant surprise! 😀
BTW. I want to thank everybody who answers the weekly question on the JM FB page. Let me know if you have any questions you would like to see up there. (It’s tough coming up with new ones every week)
grammar check = who answer the weekly questions
Who watches the Grammarians?
Good morning here too! I already said so on the other page – this was a surprise!
Must think pure thoughts.
Must think pure thoughts.
Oh, that is so not working.
TEB can say “mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm” any day in my book.
I’ll be in my bunk. 🙂
Shall we call it Panapalooza?
Jack Mangan: Yes. Gordon Schumway.
And, also, it would seem, I have fallen behind again. Are you trying to time it so that just as I finish a DP ep, you drop another? Is that it? (#behindagain – Stupid Octothorpe tag)
T.E.B.: Hi there (that’s all I got, for some reason as I was catching up *cough* I had a nice one-liner but by the time I got to dittos at the end it was gone.)
EssBee: Buy stock.
It’s A Woot Off!
#pavlovianresponse (Stupid Octothorpe tag)
This bunny saw bunnies on her morning walk… we frolicked 🙂
Gawd. Leave it to BoingBoing to find one of my childhood scars.
Once you see this, you’ll never forget it.
Tell you what, ditto. Come to Arizona and I’ll go mmmmmmm in your ear 😉
ditto: if I don’t read the article, can I avoid remembering it?
That’s funny, ditto. I don’t think I’ve seen it before.
Oh, BTW. Hi back, LJ. I wasn’t ignoring you 😉
T.E.B.: it’s so hard to tell… I mean, you don’t make eye contact, and you’re so quiet… I mean, it’s like I’m not even in the room with you…
Are we talking about the same TEB???
Graphical Overview of Same Sex Marriage Debate
I’m just shy, LJ. You seem to bring that out in me 😳
Here’s to Moral Anarchy!!
Well, the bar is a pretty big place. When we get a good size crowd, it can be difficult to figure out who’s talking to whom.
Got the new Stampede guide in the mail. Let’s see what I WON’T be going to…
I see it’s still $15 just to get in the gates, let alone do anything else.
DooDoo the Clown will be at the Big Four building on one of the days.
They plan to have a High School Musical Summer Celebration
Why don’t I know any of these singers who will be on the Nashville North stage this year?
Bif Naked will be on the Coca Cola stage
As well as the Doodlebops – presumably not at the same time.
There will be an RCMP Family Fitness Test on Saddledome Lane
Horse Sense 101 with Harry the Horse will be in the Northen Lights Arena
The Superdogs come every year.
From the book, Stamped Safety Tips…
Don’t eat 4 corndogs before riding the tilt-a-whirl
When a cow lifts her tail, Move
Drink your slushy slowly or your brain will freeze (maybe that’s what happened to Jack’s brain)
Cookie Monster, Dora the Explorer, Bananas in Pyjamas adn Miss Spider will all make an appearance this year.
There will be Celebrity Racing Pigs, Flying Fools high diving and Extreme Motocross
There will be a livestock auctioneer challenge
Oh, oh oh… on my birthday there will be the national all Canadian Sheep Classic trophy classes
You can milk a cow in the agricultural building
See the miniature horse show don’t get me started on my rant about how much I hate horses – of any size)
Then there’s the sheep shearing challange
There’s an ad for the CPO for Bugs Bunny on Broadway coming in October
Don’t forget the blacksmith competition
And you can get such foods as:
Deep fried jelly beans
Deep fried Oreos
Pizza on a stick
Deep fried Coke
Taco in a bag
Hot beef sundae
(seriously, I’m not making this up)
Then there’s square dancing.
However, if you come early enough, you can get a free Stamped breakfast every morning.
There is also the Beer Gardens – sponsored by Bud Light
You can get autographs from your favourite chuckwagon racers
While I suppose technically there is more to the Stampede, I could never get into once I passed the age of 12
There, I did my part to raise the comment count
Proof of the silly food you can get
Beignets? That’s the silliest thing I’ve ever seen at any sort of Carnival/Fair thing. Are they on sticks, at least?
Lo, LJ. Why would you put it on a stick. They’re just the sugar covered version
I think I’ve also seen them with chocolate drizzled on them. They’re not new to the Stampede, even though the website indicates they are. (I guess it falls under the “unusual” category)
I actually haven’t been to the Stampede in about 10 years. Once my kids were old enough to go on their own (or with friends), I stopped going.
Now… Off for lunch with a friend!
I have a bit of glass in my foot.
It maybe a good idea to remove it.
Well after listening to this weeks episode.
That was the dirtiest letter “M” I’ve ever encountered.
As in not being able to come to the Deadcon.
Also, bunnies have thumbs. Who knew?
Vanamonde: I kept thinking the same thing. Though some may feel me a douchebag, so I’m covered either way.
TEB: I’d answer the FB questions, but that would entail a pseudonym collision. I’d still like to avoid that if possible. It may eventually come to pass.
Side note again: In the past, the spam filter here caught my use of the term “M.I.L.F.”, but it seems to have no problem with “douchebag”.
Heh! I didn’t get Lance Henriksened.
…oooOOO(1): I’m thinking that one of the terms is offensive, and the other wasn’t used on Saturday Night Live…
Happy Birthday Sonic:
I’m afraid I haven’t watched SNL since the ’90s.
You can tell you are getting old when you can grab your nose hair with your fingers.
That was your eeeewwwww moment for a Tuesday.
Bunny’s other job:
T.E.B.: It’s just that Carnivals/fairs/large stampeding events serve a lot of food that ends up on a stick.
Steak on a Stick
Pizza on a Stick
Falafel on a Stick
Gyros on a Stick
Frozen Cheesecake on a Stick
So, why not Beignets? They got a problem being food-court faire?
…oooOOO(1): That’s OK, the Douchebag sketches were from the ’70s
You know, I was reading that as Lejon de la Fuca for a little while. You know, since you are a Strait shooter and all. 😉
For the USA lot, think Hershey bars.
ditto, that’s OK – I see “panties” a lot on this page, and I’ve been read that says something about my psyche
Hey panties. Just dropping in while my document 85-pg prints. OK, it’s done.
……..Wow……. that word combination was entirely unintentional. What does that say about my psyche?
Seriously, how about a round of applause for the gloriousness of panties?
Lejon: I guess I just don’t recall it.
Some clarification on the Japanese obsession with white panties in anime would be nice.
Jack Mangan I didn’t realize that your document only rates an 85-PG. The MPAA must be getting lax.
So did I mishear something or did WanderWolf win?
Van, I agree, and yet, it seems that they can go from white panties to tentacle porn with no problems…
*round of applause*
Vanamonde: Wish I could help. I do know that in Japan, white is associated with death, unlike in the U.S. where it’s black. Perhaps it’s a whole yin-yang thing? Anime takes color very seriously and there’s large portions of the stories the general American public misses since we don’t get their color-associations.
Ah sex and death, those old tropes…
La petite mort:
think of that the next time you c…
Vanamonde: Ah, yes. That caused quite a few chuckles in my French class back in the day. Also reminds me that common thought was that every time you took a bath, some of your life-essence went down the drain.
i – I have not won anything yet… (are you talking about the Parsec’s?) I was nominated for Best Geek Music Podcast and Best Group Independent Audio Drama Production.
I thought I heard you won something on this episode. Granted, it’s rather hard to hear much of anything today. So I probably got it wrong.
With this last episode of The Questers (sp?), I have come to the conclusion that Trucker Overdrive would make the most polite NPC in an RPG ever.
I declare this comment-babble.
CP: Ugly — Sass Jordan
There’s a lot of it about.
Well I have not heard the episode yet…I may have to jump it up…
Be prepared to take a cold shower after listening Wolf.
The TEB Mmmmmmmmm reaches places that soap can’t go.
Back from lunch. Fish and chips, mmmmmmmmmmmmm
i – That was a promo I made last year during the awards season. Poking a little fun at all the awards and noticing that I did not fit in any categories.
Yep I only have pure thoughts….
Bunny’s Beard….yep I thought about Spock.
Ok, so bunny has a filthy mind. What can I say? 😛
Thinking about Spock
mmmmmm Thinking about Spock
I would never had thought that Bunny had such dirty mind.
Nope…Never thought it.
Blushing bunny beard???
WNDRWolf: re: Promo. Ooooooooooh, gotcha.
Everytime I hear Amy say a serial I think of breakfast…
My cat’s weird. I give her some milk with some of her medication in it. She won’t drink it unless I’m in the room with her to keep her company.
She has you well trained.
What’s wrong, Wolf
We lost Wolf to an expletive.
Well, home from work early today. Had to pick up my son as he appears to have an ear infection. And, my wife has been working overtime for about a week trying to dig out of a hole for a project at work.
I was listening to the show and Jack bleeped himself…
I don’t remember that. Now have to re-listen
It is in the outro babble.
Ah, that’s funny 😆
I caught that as well, WNDRWolf.
If I haven’t mentioned it, congratulations Wolf.
i’ve never heard your cast, but I’ve heard lots of stuff that gets nominated, and they’re usually pretty good.
I don’t know what all the Ms are about, but I thought I’d get in on the party.
imag1narynumber: Thank you, I think. This serial is somewhat inspired by the knowledge of RPGs and DnD that I’ve absorbed from other geeks. I confess to never having played very much of either – only Neopets and a computer game called Yoda Stories.
WNDRWolf: Did you think of breakfast every time Paul Maki said it?
Lejon: You have to listen to the episode to get what all the mmmMMMMmmms are about.
Amy, that explains it – #behindagain (Stupid octothorpe tag)
You know, I must confess that I think of cereal as well when Amy introduces her story. But, I didn’t when JB said it during RBT. Something about the tonal quality of your two voices that I can’t quite describe that gives me differently visuals.
So Jack, err can accept submissions in AIFF format?
The Audacity manual says it can import them, but when I do it crashes.
I’ve been able to convert .aiff files in the past. Feel free to try.
Amy Bowen: Indeed, it’s good stuff. Very well done, very creative. I appreciate the contribution.
Lejon… Really… I am so surprised – Its like If there was going to be a sequel to the Deaadpan Wander Radio would not be it.
Amy actually yes…Now let me grab a bowl.
wolf: there are lots of podcasts I haven’t heard yet. Hell, it took me being in Jack’s writing group for 3 months before I listened to more than one… Of course, now I’m hooked…
More than one DP, that is
Deadpan II. This time, it’s personal….
(followed by Deadpan 3: The Search for Spock’s Beard, and then Deadpan IV: The Quest for Peace)
No, no, peace in our time. All cold warriors go to heaven or something.
Deadpan V – The Search for the Hairless Bunny
Deadpan VI – The Uncovered Country. 😉
CP: Dropping out of School — Brad Sucks
Deadpan: To boldly go where no one has gone before.
Wolf made a porno?
Oooooooh, “pROMo”. Darn.
To baldly go where no one has gone before?
Who knew Jack had a writing group?
(raises hand) I knew. I’ve also met Lejon who was introduced to me as part of said writing group. So, that’s how I knew.
Ed: Hmm. Interesting. (re: different tonal qualities of my voice and JB’s)
imag1narynumber: Thank you so much! I’m so glad you’re enjoying it! 🙂
LOL @ the Deadpan sequel names! 😀
I’m really pleased with myself tonight. I finished a 100+ file change, got everything to compile, and it ran correctly.
Actually Amy I thought of cereal more when Paul Maki did his intro, rather than yours.
Now I’m off to catch transformers 2 at midnight, wish me luck.
Have fun, LR!
Very cool cover of Tool’s Vicarious:
Morning Pan, hopefully going to check out Transformers 2 movie after work (I finish right next to the cinema).
Fingers crossed Megan Fox won’t look lke an overcooked turkey this time.
Those crazy scientists:
Well Transformers 2 was good, if you enjoyed the first one you will like this one.
Van: Sorry to report that Megan Fox was left too long in the oven again. She also had magic white pants that would clean themselves between scenes. I have to admit my little sister pointed out the pants thing. My attention was elsewhere :D.
Caution: Slippery When Wet
My workplace is finally going to absorb me into the main building from my current space, a disused debt collection agency in an adjacent building part-owned by my current employer. This move is to happen before the first of the month, but they still don’t know exactly when, and they keep half-joking that it will not happen for 2 weeks.
But the lease is up at the former debt collectors, so there is a chance my department will get evicted, though they assure me that is unlikely. They still have heavy automated machinery in the space I am supposed to move into, which needs to move before they can give a greenlight.
My fingers are crossed for you, JB.
Did you guys hear that Megan Fox was being considered to play Buffy Summers in the new non-Whedon BTVS film? Homie don’t play dat. I think she’s hot with all the tattoos and whatnot, but Buffy she’s not.
Stupid WP, kills my comments
curly blond haired dude
That Buffy versus Edward is hilarious. We laughed a long time last night!
mountain dew smarties
Cj likes favours with tongues?
WE don’t have Diet Pepsi slurpees! I want a Diet Pepsi Slurpee!
Breaking 20’s is hard
It’s all the flitting around butterfly’s do together.
Dark purple is royal
You did it,
I saw you
They all sing soprano
Those poor little Enuch-corns
They all sing soprano
Those poor little enuch-corns
Why did you have to be so mean
To take away their chorus?
Now there’ll be no little ones
running through the forest
…You did it,
I saw you
They all sing soprano
Those poor little Enuch-corns
Lindsay needs her hearing checked
enuch = eunuch
Sleepless in Seattle didn’t make me cry
squirrels = rats with bushy tails
I want both! Llappy & regular
I saw no poll on the website
I’ve always found Dan has a nice, easy voice
Send Cj e-mails!!!
Cj, how many kids do you have?
Bunny are you doing a play by play on LLAP?
CD: Downloading Overlord II from Steam
It all makes so much more sense now. Home today with an ear infected boy.
So what is Overload II?
The story was actually written by Terry Pratchett’s daughter
I had fun with the first one, so…
Thanks for the LLAP play by play this morning TEB.
I have 2 kids of my own. Was that a real question?
That is probably my biggest annoyance with steam. It seems like the downloads are terribly slow compared to what my fat pipe should be able to feed.
Yes, Cj. It was a real question with real reasons, etc.
For some reason, I thought you had 3
OK. Loved the Edward vs. Buffy thing, but here’s the deal.
I’ve never seen a single episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
This morning I have made the decision that I’m going to start watching Buffy from the beginning.
Am I alone in never having seen it?
Ed, I personally prefer an actual box, but for reasons that are long and complicated (Stupid Canadian Amazon), I’m actually forced to get it this way.
Ed, Hope your son’s infection clears up soon!
Buffy season 1 and 2 have been added to my Netflix queue.
I guess Gossip Girl will just have to wait.
Alone…. All alone.
Cj, when you watch Buffy, stick with it. When it first aired, hubby and I actually stopped watching it after the first couple of episodes. We caught season one again in summer reruns, by the end, we were quite ready to continue watching season two and, when it came out, Angel.
Cj: I think I saw five minutes of Buffy. I don’t get the draw.
TEB – It probably seems like I have more kids because I often have extras.
These are mine: http://tinyurl.com/nxsh6s
You’ll meet them in September!
I’m taking my two little sweeties to see Madagascar 2 today! yay for summer movies that cost less than a dollar per person! wheee!
OK. Time to get moving or we will miss the previews! Back in a few hours!
I’m off for my morning constitutional
Something to chew on before I go
Transformers 2 : The explosions were nice.
Isn’t that all Transformers is?
I try not to explode… I have learned that it is not very healthy.
Free wifi in the theater on my iTouch. Look at my thumbs go!
Hot Chick beats up monsters.
That’s all the explanation I needed.
Now enjoying some hot LLAP action.
I must confess, I watched the Nanny because it had the guy who played Moriarity from TNG in it.
Yes, Fran Drescher’s laugh is terribly annoying. We’d have Osama in custody by now if the CIA used a recording of that laugh in Guantanamo.
LLAP action… hmmm….
I’ll be in my bunk.
Listening to the discussion about WOW targeted drinks.
CJ – have y’all seen the commercial? I first saw it last night with two people in grocery store “transforming” in WOW characters and fighting because they had opposing drink colors.
Here you go:
711 guy on LLAP – Maybe he gets a kickback from the ATM fee.
Ah, see, I don’t think the Buffy chick is hot, so that explains it.
So on shop offered me Â£220 for my current 3G iPhone.
I’m tempted to upgrade, even though I would get more on Ebay, NOT messing around with paypal sounds good to me.
CP: Don’t Fuck Me Up (With Peace And Love) — Cracker
I so want this song in Rock Band. 🙂
Ed, I love that commercial. I may have shared it previously, but my short term memory fails me. I know I watched it many many times.
LLAP is so hot these days that Dan Shaurette has to listen with earbuds now, apparently. I better cool it now.
This should do it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ1-KD7Hlqg
Oh and Madagascar 2 is completely horrendous.
Although I have a bit of a crush on the giraffe.
David Schwimmer makes me a little swoonie.
There’s more than one thing wrong with me.
I hope there’s no trunk jokes coming up . . . .
ZP goes mean and moody as he reviews Prototype:
They had the trailer for GI Joe movie…err it looked a bit naff.
Two suggestions for the Palooza:
Vanamonde: I thought I was the only oddball that knew Hardware! Love that film, had the soundtrack, too.
CP: Let’s Pretend — The Northern Pikes
Soooo Cj, what is the make and model of your new phone?
CP: The Distance — Cake
I also remember Hardware. It had been called the first true Cyberpunk movie (ahem, Bladerunner).
Pretty hokey stuff though. That would definitely cause a grumblepalooza.
There’s always Hardware Wars. . .
Is that the Washing Machines against the fridges?
Alright, this is just bizarre. There’s an ad for Twitter showing up on the advertising space in Facebook.
I thought those guys were mortal enemies.
I remember Hardware Wars, but not Hardware.
Van, my phone is an enV2.
My cookies are delicious! (Did I mention that I’m currently baking cookies?)
An interview with the director of Hardware:
read down, the documentary about the Nazi occultist sounds like something out of Hellboy..especially the mysterious trip to the North Pole.
By General Mills
Never heard of Hardware Wars.
I must say that my input into the next Pan-looza is moot. I don’t have Skype as of yet. So my contribution to the whole affair would be post-Pan-looza.
That would still work e in italics.
Yeah that maths thing didn’t really work, best stick to IM.
That should be i in italics
Hee hee … Augie Ben Doggie. OK.. I better stop in case it’s the Palooza choice.
Would someone please come fill up my water bottles?
I’m all out of water. It’s a tragedy.
The Japanese have a lot to answer for.
Hey CJ. I haven’t watched all seven seasons of Buffy beginning-to-end.
Er I mean I haven’t this year.
Me neither, JB. Not yet this year.
iN: Watchmen was the first time we’d ever congregated on Skype for a palooza. Previously, everyone had watched the course material and independently contributed their own content. I’ll post a voting site later, if I have time.
There won’t be any Unshow or episode release tonight.
Well that’s an unshow if I ever heard of one!
Cj: No, you’re not alone. I’ve never watched Buffy, either.
imag1narynumber: Jack speaks the truth. You don’t necessarily have to have Skype to contribute to a Deadpan Palooza. 🙂
Hardware Wars is a funny, very early Star Wars parody film.
My wife and I kept up with Buffy for the most part, though interest declined greatly when Buffy went “back” to high school. We did tune in for the finale.
We were more into Angel when it spun off. I wish it had been able to run a few more seasons.
CW: Saving Grace S3E2
[waves] I’ve been busy, but I’m catching up on everything I missed in the meantime. 400 nipples down and a little over 400 more to go…
My folks were up for the wedding, which was nice, but they didn’t check in last night… so I’m a mite worried right now. I’ll have to give them a ring in a few hours to be sure they made it alright.
Well, while I expect snickers from the AZ contingent, we broke the all time June record in Houston yesterday at 104Â°F
mm, mm, mm, mm, mm, toasty!
Why you could fry an egg on a bald head at that temperature.
104 is obscene.
It’s been 91 here every day this week. If it never got hotter than that, I would be happy.
Morning, panties. I’m hitting the showers.
Morning Pan! It’s a beautiful 17C this morning (approx 70F), the birds are singing, my yard is all purple with lilacs…
… and I’m stuck inside at my desk.
I’m in Starbucks watching the trainwreck that is episode 2 of HawthoRNe.
Think this TV series has lost me.
Excellent re: Palooza
Not good, huh Van? I was lukewarm on E1.
I am watching my very last episode of Weeds right now.
Okay, I’ll give an update as well. It’s 69 here, partly sunny. I am still in my bedclothes doing some chores around the house. Preparing to work out and get working on projects and mowing the lawn.
I think it’s strong point is NOT it’s visuals but the tight/quirky interaction of it’s ensemble cast. That and the fast paced, pithy dialogue that frequently ensues between the characters.
Sort of like with “Firefly”.
You’d be lucky to pick just the correct 5 minutes to get that.
Oh, oh, # do you want to come and mow my lawn too?
… and in a bit of a comment rewind …
Is it just me … or would the following comment have had a completely different meaning if it had been posted by one of the DP boyz ?
“Ed, I personally prefer an actual box, but for reasons that are long and complicated (Stupid Canadian Amazon), Iâ€™m actually forced to get it this way.”
J0e, you need to suds up your mind 🙂
J0e, pass the soap. “Oh, oh, # do you want to come and mow my lawn too?” – The Energizer Bunny
🙂 🙂 🙂
Looks like we are going to have our 4th straight day with the heat index at 110+.
A deep spiritual cleaning is in order, give Daz a try.
So after playing with the GS version of the iPhone, I’m not in a mad rush to update.
I had to look that up, Van. We don’t have Daz here
So it’s a lovely cool 18C here, off to browse books.
Good morning deadpan, a sunny 88F here and supposed to climb to triple digits. Of course I kinda like being blasted with solar radiation so I’m not complaining. ANd the AC helps :).
The God of Climate Change frowns at you LR.
CP: The Pretender — Foo Fighters
On a related note: The first season of that show was pretty good.
Temperature where I live for the next 5 days: 105, 106, 108, 104, 105
Temperature where I’ll be (leaving tomorrow morning): 73, 77, 83, 81, 77
I think I’ve made a good choice.
The Pretender? Yeah, my wife was really into that one as well.
“You have chosen…..wisely.”
That line brings a nostalgic tear to my eye.
So I was in PC World earlier and was having a play with a Acer Revo:
Now if somebody could explain why Vista seemed to run better on this low spec computer than on my dual core desktop, which also has 2 gig of ram and a dedicated ATi graphics card that doesn’t use system ram..it would be another computer puzzle solved.
Files received, Vanamonde. Thanks!! I will let you know if they give me any crap.
As long as we’re talking about the weather… since when is AZ consistenly overcast and cloudy??
Let’s see, I believe the record temperature for June in Phoenix was 122Â° F, in 1992, if I’m not mistaken.
Planes couldn’t take off. Had to put down my Dodge Monaco. It was very sad, and more than a little hot.
Oh. BTW, Good Morning, Pan! Sorry, I haven’t been around. I’ve been sick.
RIP Farrah Fawcett.
ditto: even in death, she is better looking than I.
CP: Out Of Exile — Audioslave
My goodness LJ, you are making me look postive.
Van: I’m sorry, I’ve been an elitist pessimist for a very long time, but I’m sure you’ll come into your own.
Just remember: The glass is ONLY half full.
No, the glass is over-designed. 😛
I maybe be able to use my netbook as a toaster on the side.
ditto: only in-so much as it is designed to retain a quantity greater than it actually does – in which case, we’ve been short-changed… again.
That bartender is *sooooo* not getting a tip.
To quote Private Frazer:
“We’re all, doomed, doomed…”
Just imagine that in a Scottish accent.
Van: Would that be a Sean Connery Scottish accent, a Mel Gibson Scottish accent, or a James Doohan Scottish accent?
Well since the guy was actually Scottish, the SC accent is the MF way.
But watch the youtube video and decide for yourself.
Unfortunately, Van, my work PC is not YouTube compliant… per management decree…
Something exciting for you to do when you get home.
I hadn’t thought of it that way, Van. I’ve never been able to put “YouTube” and “exciting” in the same sentence before now.
Note to self: Do not nipple on the Dead Pan while under the effects of generic DayQuil.
I’ve just spent the last hour relaxing on the deck, teaching myself C. Then I got to the bit about pointers. My brain exploded a bit. Nearly ruined the event. I must continue . . . .
If I recall, pointers are sort of like “goto”, but with better structure… Then again, I had C in the 90’s, and I dropped out…
LJ: um, no. 🙂
i: If you need help, just ask. I know pointers very well. In fact, I can send you a very helpful article.
ditto: I said I dropped out…
ditto: Thanks, I’ll certainly accept said article enthusiastically. At this point I just don’t get the reason one would use a pointer over a variable. But perhaps I should give it more than, oh, five minutes, and turn the page.
Cooking steak now.
Can I get a moment of Moon Walk for the late Michael Jackson?
Only if you’re offering sweet, underage boys.
I’m sure there will be more info in the morning.
RIP Farrah – I loved Charlie’s Angels as most boys and young lesbos did.
RIP MJ – I saw the Jackson 5 Victory Tour when I was in 8th grade.
Both icons for my generation.
ditto: I unthoughfully left out “gratefully”
I never saw an episode of Charlie’s Angels. Trivial trivia. I must sound as though I live in a cave.
More like an underground bunker.
I preferred the actress doing the judo flip in the intro of Charlie’s Angels.
Is it sad to want to join Twitter to only publish my Flight Control scores?
Is it wrong that I liked Farrah in Saturn 3?
Maybe I was a Viking Warrior in a previous life.
Oh and I own the novelisation is S3. Like Bladerunner, I wasn’t old enough to see S3 on it’s original release, so read the books instead.
Wow. What a day. Two pop icons pass.
i: How would you like me to get that article to you. It’s from a 1993 issue of C User’s Journal.
Realized it has been much too long since i dropped in
we’ve been caught up in dealing with life, but its been nice to see some of you around Facebook when I drop in there 🙂
We were in NY for a while and Hugh’s sister got married, and we were in France for a while checking out options for Hugh there.
Hope you are all doing well.
Yeah dude seriously.. Farrah Fawcett AND Michael Jackson.. all the icons of my youth vanishing… Madonna better be ok wherever she is if the 3’s theory is true.
I’m not a lesbian… well mostly not 😉 LOL.. but I loved CHarlies Angels and wanted to be 1 for sure. They were so bad ass AND sexy.
K, Hugh is getting hungry so I leave you with this:
CP: Matt & Kim- Lessons Learned
wait, I had to share a point Hugh made- Madonna is safe cuz Ed McMahon was 1st… not that he was an icon of my youth, but he was in his prime in my youth.
now CP: Fucked Up- The Chemistry of Common Life
No Smarty Hotties don’t go!!!
Well, at least he already knows a zombie dance.
(In spite of my tasteless joke, my sympathies are with the Jacksons, and anyone else in his life who cared for him and is now feeling the loss.)
I agree Jack, but does 20/20 really need to do a live special right now just for this?!
TSH: I think the difference is you wanted to BE an angel and I wanted to . . .
oh, never mind.
Now THAT’s an iteration of Touched by an Angel I’d have gladly watched.
And in honor, MJ’s lines from history:
“You’ve been struck by a smoooth criminal.”
“Billy Jean is not my lover.”
Apparently, I am for posting too quickly….
Is anyone else old enough to agree or disagree with me when I say this feels like when Elvis died?
Yeah. They are treating it pretty much the same.
I think I’m just a bit too young to have any real memory of Elvis, though I expect to see him everywhere while I’m in Vegas.
I had not realized Michael Jackson was 50. Though, with a little thought, particularly with my own age, he would have to be.
Actually I am reminded of when John Lennon died. I was 4 when Elvis died and don’t remember it, but I was 7 when John Lennon got killed.
EssBee- re wanting to BE an angel, versus wanting to DO an angel= *swooon* 🙂
Hugh sez: I remember when Elvis died. I was 8 and my mom was crying and listening to Elvis records non-stop.
Mine too, Hugh. My mom was definitely Elvis, not Beatles.
My parents were Beatles fans
Hugh sez: My Mom loved Elvis, but my older brother was the Beatles fan. He was a few years older than me and was really into later Beatles and the Stones.
and you were into Sex Pistols and Stooges 🙂
Hugh sez: I was, and we all thought the others were nuts for their musical tastes. LOL.
nite pan- it was good visiting again 🙂
In the 70’s when I was a boy, I remember the television commercials about Elvis headlining a car show. Boy, I really do feel old now.
Sadly enough, Cobain is the big mainstream pop death in my memory.
Personally, Elliott Smith’s was a bit of a shock.
Elvis for me, not because I was a fan, but my mother was obsessed with him and my sister kept saying he was dead years before that fatal bowel movement.
Morning Pan, just today to get through and them I’m off for the weekend…
Princess Diana’s death was a big media deal here in the U.S. I can only imagine what it was like over there, Van.
Goon might, dush.
Happy National Canoe Day!
I actually feel sorry for Farrah Faucett. MJ’s death has totally overshadowed her.
I don’t know why, but this actually makes me sad.
Whereas this makes me smile
For those with new kids, this is the best way to furnish that new baby room
They are both past the point of caring.
I was totally evil last night and played hooky from martial arts… And I don’t feel guilty at all 👿
Everytime a bunny plays hooky on MA a Valkyrie sheds a tear.
agreed on Farah Fawcett- I wish she could of gotten married before she died. Her poor boyfriend. I read that interview where he was saying as soon as she was well enough to say yes they were getting married.. Makes me get so choked up. Hers is one of the ugly and tragic cancer stories out there.
Bunny- you scare me when you use that devil face 🙂 LOL
👿 👿 👿
Ok, time to buy groceries. Then I think it’s pecan pastries today.
Well I have the weekend off..yah.
Don’t do it:
ditto: In what ever manner is easiest for you.
TEB: What style do you practice?
The debit machines at my local grocery store were down, so they were running on a cash only basis. I wonder how long it will take before their ATM runs out of cash…
i: It’s several docs. I can email it to you, but I don’t have an email address.
TEB: If the debit machines are down, wouldn’t the ATMs be as well. I thought they ran off the same network.
# I do Hapkido, which is Korean. Here’s the link to my school http://www.kmas.ca/
Ha! Of course, their site seems to be down at the moment. Here’s the Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hapkido
It’s actually a fairly physical workout. A standard class is about 90 minutes long (give or take) divided into roughly three sections. We start with calisthenics and aerobics (push ups, jumping jacks, etc), then we move on to kicks, followed by actual self defense. This changes somewhat day to day as we will also do sparring, rolls etc.
Hubby called! On his way home! Yeah! School is now over!
ditto, the ATM was working, which is good since I needed cash to pay for my groceries. But, since everybody needed cash for their groceries, I figure it won’t be long before the machine runs out of cash.
I’ve often wanted to get into a martial art of some sort. I think I could do with a bit of exercise, and a little knowledge on self-protection couldn’t hurt. Lately I’ve been looking more and more at Krav Maga – the Jewish martial art… It’s very appealing to me for some reason.
I’ve never heard of that one LJ. I had to look it up.
OK, must get back to the tasks at hand. BBL.
For iPhone/ipod Touch users, do a search for Annie’s Wild Shot on the app store, fun little western shooter and on sale till July 9th.
You’re $0.99-ing me to death, Van 😆
Hubby forgot what it’s like to be home for the summers. Only home for a couple of hours and and has made smart-ass comments while I was cleaning the bathroom (don’t like to work with bleach cleaners in a black shirt so I take it off). It’s going to be a long summer, I think.
Hola ‘Pan, Drive by JfS: Finally got around to a DJ Set/Mixtape thingy. Give it a listen and leave comments. Honest feedback too. If you don’t like something let me know.
ditto: an address would help, wouldn’t it? Don’t mind me. This name at hot mail would work very well. 🙂
TEB: I had a brief introduction to Hapkido once, especially since my first style was Tang Soo Do, another Korean style. I think I would enjoy it much.
Lejon: I say, if you’re into, go for it! The nice thing about Krav Maga is it’s self-defense-based. So you’re not going to run through katas or things similar for hours on end. No silly cardio-kickboxing, either.
I think I’m caught up on panties now. I’ve returned from various errands. Have to run eventually still.
Mmmmmmmmmmmmm panties. 😉
+10,000 ditto 😉
Suddenly have a weird image in my head of T.E.B. with no shirt in panites…I’m not sure why that is…
I’m a douche, but can I still attend Disc World Con?
I won’t stop you Rhettro – What does your pocketbook say?
Not much, but I do hear a lot of echoes.
Lejon: Please clarify the adjective “weird” in that statement.
…oooOOO(1): I guess weird in that I’ve never actually seen T.E.B.— so, you know… that’s weird…
Insert image of generic female with her top off here->
Van: I’m actually working off of an image of Farrah Fawcett from the early 80s… I’ve changed the hair a bit (no feathering)…
I’m quite happy to live in a state of ignorance…and TEB’s cat photos are cute.
Farrah Faucette is too tall and too blond to be me
There’s nothing generic about TEB 😛
CP: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do — Killola
..and FF has a bit too much chrome according to that spelling.
T.E.B.: Hey, we’ve got a mental image goin’ here!
Ok, OK… Darken up the hair, make her shorter… got it…
Still no feathering – good, good.
Still topless, right?
Oh and shes good at takedowns LJ, so tread carefully, and avoid rice paper.
Especially if you don’t want to sign in an octave higher than you usually do. 😉
Van, I had a couple years of High-school wrestling, I can probably handle a take-down. Of course, the point might actually be a take down… Yes, that actually works well with this mental image… I like it… Go!
There is a theory that the USA’s penchant for wrestling at school has breed a legion of fetish loving Americans.
I’m not sure “fetish” is the right term, Van. At least, not from high-school wrestling (similar to Collegiate or Olympic freestyle)
– Now, that stuff they show on Sci-Fi (ECW) and TNT (WWE), yeah, I can see the fetishism there…
That’s…..interesting, Van. Perhaps I should have wrestled back in college.
New image in head: Mat Maids… RIP Farrah…
It could also be a load of cobblers.
But at least then you would get your shoes mended.
Shoe repair shops, died the way of the throwaway society…at least in developed countries/
Van, The closest thing we have to shoe repair shops here is a product called “Shoe Goo” designed to rebuild rubberized tread, or some such.
So ‘The Specials’ were on at Glastonbury this year, watching the TV coverage now.
Holy Crap! I found a shoe repair store that actually sells Shoe Goo!
Good night, Pan! I know, it’s still early, but I have a bad habit of not checking in on the weekends. I would make a bad offspring. I suppose I do make a bad offspring. Oh whell… Have a good weekend in any case!
I wish I took wrestling in High School. Would’ve made my time in MMA training easier.
Making chocolate-covered bacon
Ugh – converting files to start editing a bit to finally put in a couple more offerings to the Deadpan. I give editors credit — this must get laborious.
Jack: I sent a couple files. Hope they got to you. More forthcoming.
Holy chit, man. My files sound like . . . well, shit, really.
Ah, a bit better. I pumped up the volume too much. Everything was a wash. A loud, crappy, frightening wash.
And . . . I’m panty-ing with myself, it would seem.
You’re never alone on the Deadpan. Time has no meaning here.
Lunchtime doubly so?
This sounds intriguing, but I have doubts it would fly…
Hi. I wanted to leave some panties of my own here even though I’m on vacation.
Wheee! I’m in Camarillo, CA right now in Hotel. Probably won’t be checking in much this weekend – just at bedtime. Had to bring my laptop because of work stuff that just can’t wait til Tuesday.
I’ve been driving since 11am on and off visiting people on the way in different towns… letting my hubby sleep while I drove.
I’m exhausted. So… gonna go read and get some sleep myself.
Hope you are all enjoying your weekends!
Morning Pan, the pilot of Virtuality (pilot for a possible new series) is on the internet:
There was some redundancy in that last statement.
Hurm . . . Audacity is being a bit crashy.
Good morning, DP.
Cj – enjoy your vacation. I hope you’re getting to relax some.
I miss you guys. I hope everyone is healthy and has something pleasurable planned for the day.
My parents are on the way for a visit. We bought my mom crab legs for her 60th, and they’re in the freezer waiting to be eaten. “Get in my belly” is what we’ll be saying tonight.
*hugs* all of y’all.
Welcome to DP recording italic i.
It is indeed crashy.
Now if I can just remember the italic tag the next time I want to shorten i name.
Oh and before forget, Happy Birthday Essbee tomorrow.
I needed the grammar nazi for that last message.
Oh and I need to ask, are these actually crab legs or the vert smelly, contain almost no crab, crab legs that we get in the UK?
They are actual Alaskan king crab legs!
Don’t look if you have good taste in food:
The old ways may still be the best.
The old ways may still be the best:
Maybe ditto and TEB could comment.
for a working Virtuality torrent download.
Just a quick hop in.
My first thought was the person how wrote that article said he lived in the states for 17 years. That means not living in Canada – therefore does not necessarily have a clear picture of what present conditions are like.
Yes, basic doctor’s/hospital visits are covered but anything else is covered on a province by province basis.
While there is national spending on healthcare, there is also an amount spent by an allocated by the provinces. “free” healthcare is a bit of a misnomer as provinces can opt to charge. Hear in Alberta, up until last year, we were charged $88 a month per family for health care.
Also, what is covered changes from province to province. Again, here in Alberta, ambulance charges are not covered. If you call an ambulance, you will then get a bill in the mail for $400. Prescriptions, dental, optical and even many needed treatments are not covered by our healthcare system. Most Albertans (and presumably most Canadians) actually have outside healthcare plans either provided by their workplace or individually (i.e. purchase of Blue Cross themselves).
Approximately 1/3 of our provincial budget is spent on healthcare, which is a large chunk of change. Also, Alberta spends more per capita on healthcare than any other province but is notorious for having the longest wait times and, generally, some of the poorest healthcare coverage in the country. Take from that what you will.
All that taken in account, however, there are still plenty of advantages to the Canadian system. As I said, basic costs are covered so, if you break your leg, you can be assured you will (eventually) get it looked at and fixed at no cost (except the cost of the pain medication). My daughter goes to the psychiatrist once a month, and she is covered by our federal/provincial system (this is usually a case by case basis for her particular problem). you have a baby… no charges.
You have to weigh the pros and cons, I guess. Long wait times and not everything covered (despite the myth that it is), vs. paying of all you costs. Although, I have a feeling a lot of our issues are bureaucratic more than anything (see cost per capita above)
I’ve also never been turned down my our outside healthcare provider for anything. Take that as you will, too.
Ok, done my rant.
Gotta go again.
I’ve heard some horror stories of Canadian Healthcare, but – – – even for the Toronto guy who waited a full year to get his cracked skull mended – – – the system still cannot possibly be worse than it is here in the U.S.
That said, I have my doubts about Obama’s ability to fix it. Too many powerful opponents who are making too much money off of the current mess.
“the movie’s pure celebration of the primal urge, and unfiltered living, will make you rejoice in your adult diapers.”
That’s hilarious, Van.
Cj: Are you in the Hampton Inn? If so, you’re in the very same hotel where my family and I stayed on the weekend of my graduation from college.
Amy, nope. Right now I’m at a friend’s house, but we are staying at a Days Inn. Pretty exciting actually. One of our beds is kinda like a slide – unfortunately, my son slid out of it in the middle of the night. We are making some adjustments tonight.
Killing Michael Bay:
Oh and Cj, looks like you were making Mommy Kitten blush in that latest FB photo you posted.
Well, I do love Mommy Kitten.
She will be posting a similar picture of her kissing me. I’m sure I returned the blush.
I should go to sleep now.
As much as I love hotels, I miss my bed a little right now.
Okay. I’ve signed up with twitter and started following Jack.
I’ve used a fake name, so Jack do you see Vanamonde_Dpan or the fake name?
I’m following you now, too, Van. 🙂
I’m taking Vanamonde’s lead and wishing EssBee a happy birthday!
It does seem as though one needs to be more stubborn than Audacity, then eventually it’ll work.
I have the same pseudonym on Twitter and identi.ca, so now I’m following yous three.
Wait, Cj is The Mighty Mommy? I’ve been listening to you for months and I did not catch on.
Jack, did you get my submissions? I have a few more to send, but I’d like to make sure you got the first ones first. Firstly.
I’m such a slacker.
So Amy, do you see the fake name on Twitter?
I see Vanamonde_Dpan/Your first name, last name
I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to answer for Amy Bowen.
Bugger, fake name stays then.
Happy Birthday EssBee!!!!
We’ve got the Chicago pride parade today. Very very excited about it. All of Hugh’s brothers and Sisters and nieces and nephews are over and we making it a family event.. I just hope we can shield all the kids from the overly naughty bits in time 🙂
Have a super duper birthday EssBee!
EssBee- I hope you are proud.. I mentioned you and naughty bits in the same post. Score for Essbee. 🙂
I can’t believe how many times a day I hear about twittering.. Call me old fashioned or maybe just dumb but I don’t get it. No offense to anyone, I think you should do what you like, but for me personally I still just don’t get it.
I’ve even noticed when Hugh is watching ESPN they will comment several times a day about what some big sports person twittered about on whatever sports happening of the day.
Then on Pitchfork media they are always making note of crazy rock stars odd tweets.. and I do find those comical sometimes, like the trent reznor ones.. but still as much as I love Trent.. I don’t know… as I said, I am probably just too old or too uncool 🙂
enough twitter musings.. time to feed the masses and prepare for pride festivities
I hope all you panites everywhere have/had a great Sunday
I can say that overall I find Twitter mostly useless. However, I do get some great info from identi.ca. They’re essentially the same, but identi.ca has more tech geeks on it, so for me there’s a lot higher signal-to-noise ratio. But I don’t do any of this stuff mobile. I don’t think that it’s healthy to never be untethered from the webbernets.
As for Trent Reznor, he was at one point the only reason I kept my Twitter account. But he only posts things from his site now, no real personal posts, and never reads what people write to him. He was getting slammed by trolls and he got fed up with it all. The few spoil it for the many.
But I too get annoyed when I hear Twitter and Facebook every five minutes. Reason #1,354 I don’t watch T.V..
Happy Birthday beautiful EssBee!!!
i1: Here on the Deadpan, I’m just Cj or Twinklergirl. (Mighty Mommy probably would be on better behavior.)
I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to spill the beans. Just wanted to let you know I listen.
I think most people here know 🙂 I don’t think you gave anything away and thank you 42000000 times over for listening. I’m very happy to hear that!
Today is so very queer. 1) Gay Pride Parades everywhere (go on, TSH!), 2) 40th anniversary of Stonewall, 3) 38th anniversary of me.
We’re off to add to the queerness of it all — have a good one, panties.
Jack: Never mind, I’m sending it anyhow.
Happy birthday EssBee!
Happy Birthday, EssBee! Do some good queerness!
Sorry for the slow response, imag1narynumber. Yes! I only just saw the emails now. Thanks so much for all of the content.
I am now following imag1narynumber and Vanamonde on Twitter! I’m honored to see “Dpan” as part of your name, Van. I don’t twot often, although, I might start using blip a bit more frequently, which *I think* also shows up on Twitter.
/engage sheepish mode
Vanamonde was already taken so I added Dpan to get an unique name (and to make it recognizable for everybody on here)
/disengage sheepish mode
Jack: No problem and you’re welcome. I plan on getting one more out later today. Don’t expect much more from me for a while after this. 🙂
Van: Yes, I do see the fake name on Twitter. On your lists of followers and the people you’re following, people’s names show up exactly the way imag1narynumber described them.
EssBee: Happy birthday!
That’s a shame about showing the name.
I suspect I’ll end up just posting Flight Control scores (everybody go zzzzzzzzzz).
I’ve heard more wild praise for Flight Control than I’ve heard for a game since Puzzle Quest or Guitar Hero.
Crop circles can be useful..who would have thunk it:
Oh, good, Sunday isn’t over.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ESSBEE!!
I saw that on my Facebook notices back on Monday and would not have forgiven myself had I let the day pass without wishing you well today. I hope you enjoyed it to the fullest.
It would appear that facebook is actually useful for something 🙂
Thanks, Ed! How are you surviving the heat?
We’re about to W: True Blood and about to E: birthday cake.
CW: Howl’s Moving Castle
uhm. Probably should not have come in the middle. It’s wHeird.
Now following Van as well…
Never saw Howl’s, only ever saw Spirited Away, I imagine if I walked in on the middle of Spirited Away I would think that too…
The simple truth is that Houston would not exist if air conditioning had never been invented.
Cj, JB: No, walking in on the middle of either of those two movies could potentially be very confusing.
Good night, mush.
your welcome Essbee, hope you queered up the day good! I had my own queer fun, lamenting the fact that every man there would rather of had Hugh than me. So sad.
and yeah.. I talk about twitter.. I just lost the last half hour of my life taking stupid quiz’s on Facebook.. what the hell?? How did I get so sucked in??
Ed- I feel your pain my friend… the air conditioning has been working on OT here in muggy Chicago.
ok. I want to know what internet sites suck your time away the most. and no you can’t include Deadpan. Deadpan enhances your life, not take away from it. 😉
ABTA and ACS
flickr (although not as much as before)
a rotating mix of a few photography sites
Hugh isn’t here but his list would be something like:
ABTA and ACS
and those other financial websites he is on all the time for work
ok. I want to know what internet sites suck your time away the most. and no you canâ€™t include Deadpan. Deadpan enhances your life, not take away from it. 😉
Hugh just passed by and he told me I forgot to put Rubberdoll
LOL.. I was trying to be nice and not include any porn on his list. 🙂
So yes anywho.. going to bed now methinks. Please list your favorite time-suck intronets sites when you have time tomorrow kids.
Morning Pan, heatwave predicted, but still cloudy at the moment (yah!).
Timesink websites (other than the Deadpan):
BBC News and iPlayer
Sometimes I take the self-deprecating jokes a bit too far.
In no particular order…
Tripadvisor (mostly the Las Vegas forum)
…honestly, I mostly window shop, but I do like my gadgets.
GM Inside News
Wall Street Journal
Coade user forums
…and delicious to keep it all organized. Yes, I do surf a fair bit.
PSA: a dispute over change at the McDonalds drive through is not a 911 situation.
Also, if you swear at the 911 dispatcher for not sending the police out, then they will send the police out…..and haul your happy ass to jail.
The more you know….
Wil Wheaton’s blog
The Angry Black Woman
Alas, A Blog
oh, and porn
6:20 am here. Nearing month end so spending the morning downtown.
My internet time suckers are:
You Tube (subscribe to the best of youtube on i-tumes that’s a time waster)
and This one
Good morning, Pan!
I have a rotating collection of timesink sites. I’ll spend a lot of time at one for a while, then switch to another. In the past, they have included:
Various discussion forums, including the ones at TheForce.net and TrekBBS.com
YouTube (for the anime episodes)
LiveJournal, particularly the journals ‘pottersues’ and ‘limyaael’ and the communities ‘fanficrants’ and ‘watchdom’
The ones I waste the most time at right now are:
People are actually starting to trickle into the office now. I actually prefer it when I’m alone. I get more done.
I can also listen to my i-pod when I’m alone. It’s harder to listen to podcasts when people keep popping their heads in to talk.
Well it makes a nice change:
Ed wins! 🙂
I actually forgot about Amazon. I find it easier to look for books to read at Amazon, then i log into my account at the Chicago Public Library and see if the books are at my local branch or if they need to be shipped to my local library. So every couple weeks or so I will spend some quality time on Amazon looking up books.
Bunny- I find it easier to work alone too. Hope people don’t bother you too much today.
Hugh works in so much noise at the board of trade with people screaming around him all the time.. I have no idea how he does it.
as for me I am off for the day
have a good day pan
Van, I’ll have to look at that link when I get home. So much is not allowed on the internet here.
TSH: They just moved me into this office recently. For the most part it’s not too bad, except for the fact I want to throttle the secretary I inherited. One day, if you either catch me on Skype, or in person (Arizona in Sept – Woot!), I’ll rant. I have trouble believing anybody can be so…
It’s a good thing I only actually in the office once a week or so.
I’m totally not much of a websurfer.
Thanks to Jack I spend a considerable about of time on Blip.
The Grocery Game
Gotta wake up the troops, load up the car, and start driving home now.
done here! Heading home.
I enjoyed Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle very much.
I don’t have many major time-suckers online. I’ve got many tabs open at once, trying to read about many different topics. So my biggest overall is just Google Reader. It aggregates my hundreds of RSS feeds, including my podcasts.
Oh, and I enjoy StumbleUpon, but I do that less now than in the beginning.
I watched Princess Mononoke a couple times. I think I’d be equally confused no matter where I started watching that movie.
Since posting earlier, I realized my list was actually incomplete. But, I think I’ve exposed my web junkie self enough 🙂
I saw Howl and Spirited Away with subtitles .. Glad I did.
I salute the Deadpan website’s ability to still crash the Safari browser on the 3.0 iPhone firmware.
Home again, home again, jiggity jog.
Heads and tails, heads and tails, heads and tails.
Heads and tails, heads and tails, heads and tails.
Heads and tails and whiskers on the nose.
Heads and tails here we go.
Flippin’ a coin because…?
Ok for the Sookie Stackhouse fans out there.
Is there a minotaur in the books?
I’ve only just started book one yesterday, but so far… no. 🙂
Oh, and in regards to LJ’s browse by, I personally prefer… 😳
Wow, I’m not sure how much to read into TEB’s blush.
I’ll pass the interrogator eye onto Essbee who has read more of the SS books.
Not familiar with Sookie Stackhouse, I’m afraid.
While I thought Howl was pretty good, I think Spirited Away is one of the best animated films ever made. It’s just a beautiful piece of work. Definitely Palooza-worthy.
The making of Pitfall:
Busy busy – back hurts – Hope everyone’s weekend was good –
Time syncs…. Tardis.com
I agree overall re: Howl/Spirited, Jack.
Recent experiments show Louie Armstrong is excellent Summer-driving-with-the-windows-down music.
Ya know, I always assumed my brain would get me into a decent job regardless of my lack of a college degree. I took on the Indiana Jones method of making things up as I went along early in my life. I felt it served me pretty well up until recently. Granted, it’s about the worst time to look for a new gig. But I think I’ve painted myself into a corner without funds to buy my way out (And I’m not going into debt to do it, either.). I just applied for a job, any job, at a local (large) company. Kids (read.: people younger than I) were walking in and out, holding jobs I was there to attempt to land, jobs I’d be better at.
My tags, like the previous one that was tagged “dump”, WordPress isn’t fond of them. Eats ’em.
Van, no minotaur in the SS books, though the scene w/ Sookie being attacked after a spat in the car w/ Bill and the Dr. does happen in the books. The Dr. actually licks her wounds in the books . . . I LOVED the Dr.’s “fuck you!” response to Erik. I laughed out loud.
Today was pretty shitty. I’m home and ready for some garden therapy.
Darn, minotaur would have been cool.
Without a minotaur you have nothing,
Minotaur is the least you can have. Think of the Maxotaur. Well, they can’t all be good. You have to expect that some of the time.
I thought Maxotaur was a pretty decent shot. It’s not like you settled for a Medianotaur 🙂
I missed EssBee’s birthday. Dang! Happy belated, EssBee. I hope you had a great one.
Biggest time-sink websites?
imag1narynumber: My test email doesn’t seem to have gotten through. Was I supposed to use imag1narynumber at the last part you told me?
I returned home about 4 hours ago, but have been in bed completely incapacitated since. I feel for my hubby who had to feed and bathe the kids as well as bring me ice packs and pain killers.
I’ll be seeing a doctor tomorrow because nothing is working and I’m in migraine hell right now. I came online to get my daily work done, but it’s so not going to happen.
Going back to bed.
CW: “To Market, To Market to Buy a Fat Pig”
Finally getting to listen to the episode and… oh my. =D
I was trying to figure out why Jack Jaffee would want 7 audience members to be pleased by the troupe’s performance before I “remembered” that I was listening to “Trucker Overdrive” by the Ambassor and not to the actual Jaffee.
But I’m still curious why 7. Amy?
Spirited Away was a beautiful and moving movie, both times I’ve seen it.
Deadpan is the mmmuphh way?
Online time wasters besides the Pan:
(the giant pile of podcasts)
I spend a few minutes checking some womics (webcomics) every few days.
Other than that, I will bull into an experience hard for a while and then ignore it afterwards. For instance, Tor.com is hosting a WoT commentary by (I think) Leigh Butler and I’ve spent days reading it (and I’m only up to book 4 of… 11?) Beyond that, I’ve not been back to Tor.com
Speaking of which, they have a link on the front page now that says Hulu is coming to Britian with the following link:
Good news for Vanamonde?
Will depend on what US shows are allowed to be streamed to the UK. I would suspect Sky might be miffed,
Now… if I could that BBC iPlayer doo-hickey to come out with a US version, now that would be cool.
I’m not familiar with Sky.
Yeah, that was cheap and low brow, but it’s the best I can manage this early in the morning.
Hope you’re doing better, CJ.
Part of the Murdoch empire, the main satellite TV company in the UK.
There is get_iplayer NS:
but you are going to have to mess around with proxy servers.
I had a great birthday, ditto, thanks!
I’m headed in . . . cover me.
Have a great one, pan!
With hubby home, I get to sleep in an extra hour every day 🙂
Giving my PC a complete once over so panning on the work computer. That means no linking for me 🙁
Tomorrow is a holiday here in Canadaland. A friend of mine went to Cuba a few weeks ago so is throwing a rum tasting/BBQ tomorrow. Can’t wait. 🙂
Mr TEB must really tire you out TEB.
Actually, I think it’s the other way, Van. I’m a fairly energetic and bouncy person.
I actually enjoy when he’s home. I don’t have to make the bed in the morning, the lunch time dishes are done for me. I could almost get used to this. 😆
Bouncy !?! A Bunny !?!
Hmmm I’ll be in my bunk.
More like a Tigger!!!
The wonderful thing about Tiggers
Is Tiggers are wonderful things
Their tops are made out of rubber
Their bottoms are made out of springs
They’re bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy
Fun, fun, fun, fun, FUN!
But the most wonderful thing about Tiggers
Is I’m the only one
The wonderful thing about Tiggers
Is Tiggers are wonderful chaps
They’re loaded with vim and with vigor
They love to leap in your laps
They’re bouncy, trouncy, flouncy pouncy
Fun, fun, fun, fun, FUN
But the most wonderful thing about Tiggers
Is I’m the only one.
Tiggers are wonderful fellahs.
Tiggers are awfully sweet.
Everyone elses is jealous,
And thats why I repeat…
The wonderful thing about Tiggers
Are Tiggers are wonderful things
Their tops are made out of rubber
Their bottoms are made out of springs
They’re bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy
Fun, fun, fun, fun, FUN!
But the most wonderful thing about Tiggers
Is I’m the only one.
Yes, I’m the only one
I’m sure the last dinosaur had a more downbeat look on being the only one.
Back to the grind.
grind… grind… grind…
Jack, I just told Todd that if you guys don’t treat him well during Westercon you’ll have to answer to me. So behave!
This one from the the latest Ansible made me chuckle:
Outraged Letters. Jordin Kare on sf grant proposals (A263): ‘For the decade or so during which I was a freelance rocket scientist (“Will design satellites for food”) I would often appear on SF convention panels surrounded by authors. When asked to introduce myself, I would explain that I, too, wrote both science fiction and fantasy, with the science fiction generally being titled “Technical Proposal” and the fantasy titled “Budget Proposal”.’
That is cute, Van 🙂
It’s a start.
The pain has reduced to a dull throb so I’m at the tail end of the migraine. I finally ate something too and it is staying down.
I have a doctor appointment in a few hours for something completely different, but I’ll be sure to bring this up.
hmmm should have pics of our awesome vacation posted today. 🙂
Hope you feel better soon, Cj. I know you have month end coming up, too and spreadsheets can be a bitch with a throbbing head.
Trying not to think about spreadsheets. Oh the nightmare that will be tomorrow’s workload. Pfft.
I am feeling markedly better moment by moment though, I must admit so yay for that!
Yah for a pain free Cj.
Nomad Scry: That’s right. Although the actual Jaffee was providing the voice, the words and thoughts were fictional. Why 7? Just because 7 is the go-to number when you need a number related to supernatural matters.
Time to think about lunch!
I put some pics up if anyone wants to see our fun trip pics. I’ll be locking them down to friends only after a day or so, but my mom and so forth aren’t on flickr so for right now they are open.
I actually have that Tigger song on my iPod….
I’ll be nice to every Todd I meet at Westercon, Bunny.
Cj, big ears?
Cj, will you always have Perris?
Random comment since I’m on my touch -silly computer is only at 13% of its scan
Aww, nice pictures, Cj. 🙂
Yes, TEB, I will always have Perris and luckily I have a lifelong friend there 🙂
Very cute pics, Cj!
This is a daily check-in.
Ouch, it’s hot.
It took five hours to do a virus check on my computer. Why? Because I’m an idiot. I had my pocket drive hooked up to do my regular backup. Dilly virus checker decided to check that drive too. The reason this is doubly silly is because I don’t usually do my backup until after I’ve done the virus check so I don’t copy infected file. It check an old backup unnecessarily. 🙂