Lazy Show Notes Recognition.
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Jack is channeling his inner Shatner
Promo – MegaPodzilla
Bad Lyrics Theatre
UsedHair with the restaurants he ate at in the last 2 1/2 weeks
Skry with stolen lyrics
More bad lyrics to come… but now, record your favourite dirty lyric.
Lost Ralph with a Transformers 2 review
Jack Jaffe with the dimensions of his workspace – wants others to send in the dimensions of their workspace
Jack’s Unrelated thought
Cj’s dumbass memory
Today’s Greasy Spoon Nipples (in super speed):
The Energizer Bunny
Vanamonde with a stolen paragraph
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Jack does Bumpers
Generic Bumper 1
Farpoint Recap 1
Generic Bumber 2
How to Grow Your Geek
Farpoint Recap 2
Love Long and Prosper
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Outro Deadpan Death by Army of Darkness
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537 thoughts on “Jack Mangan’s Deadpan #131: Pattern Recognition”
I’ll get you next time Cj.
Oooh you are gonna get me!
I can’t wait!
The ZX81 rulez!
in b/w chunkyvision.
Off to sleep for me.
Just stayed up waaaay to late watching Warehouse 13.
IMHO It is a â€œcould be â€ show.
Could be good â€¦ or it could be complete crap.
It is a â€œre-toolingâ€ of the â€œFriday the 13th â€œTV show but Iâ€™ve always liked that premise and the characters are fun â€¦ but I wasnâ€™t completely hooked.
â€œTime will tellâ€ I guess. Iâ€™ll give it 2 more episodes to make itâ€™s case.
BTW – I am REALLY annoyed at “SyFy” !!!
What !?!? … has that channel decided their audience is just to stupid to get that “Sci Fi” is the first letters in “Science Fiction” ?
Or are they insinuating that “Science Fiction” is just so un-hip that any connection to it is somehow reducing their audience.
I hate to defend the idiocy that is Syfy, but I accept their excuse that they needed to change the name for branding purposes. SciFi Channel was too generic for them to protect as an entity.
I still think it is stupid. The only excuse would be if they were planning to incorporate a huge increase in fantasy programming… Those “y”s scream cheap fantasy to me.
Good night Jack, Good night Cj, Good morning afternoon Van.
What the hell time is it for justa Joe? Only time will tell.
Bedtime for everyone!
Insomnia is stupid.
I blame Jack for saying “dirty dirty dirty”
Ah, fresh brewed Deadpan. Just the right way to start the day. Now with flavor crystals…
For the console and PC gamers….it’s going to be a long summer wait.
Man, that looks awesome!
Morning, Pan! New episode downloaded and ready to go. It’s always a good day when there’s new Deadpan! 🙂
Three overweight men, in desperate need for some deodorant, in the scifi section of Borders.
I feel like we’re giving the genre customer base a bad name.
Dortmund is happening right now. Anand is not playing. That’s too bad, I like Anand.
Quick Van, change the sign in that section to read “SyFy” and you will protect the SciFi genre !!!!
(no … it seems I can’t let it go)
I think I’ll stick to traditional uses, Van.
Ed: Yes it does. 🙂
Jack knows us so well.
*whiny voice* Jack, I don’t have to send you an e-mail saying I’m coming to the Deadpan Meetup do I?
Shake that money maker.
Making messy code work is not fun.
Well ditto, I’m staring at 50,000 lines of little numbers so, while not exactly the same, I so sympathize.
TEB: You have my sympathy.
CP: Ragged Wood — Fleet Foxes
Thinking of upgrading my Firefox to 3.5.
It’s bagel day here in the office, and in the peaceful environment that free bagels always promote, may I just say… I still have to work here. Crap.
Just do it, ditto. I’ve moved to 3.5, though I really can’t see anything noticeably different so far.
Funny thing happened. Just put up the notice on FB for the Deadpan meetup. Immediately had two people confirm. – wow that’s fast.
Off to the electronics recycling depot, then lunch with my Boo.
Who confirmed? Bah, I just missed her.
1st Break: UPdate
Had a bagel.
Walked around the building.
Saw a desert bunny attempting to hide from the sun… difficult trick.
Back to work
There are hand job sex toys that look like hands?
I don’t see the point. Is that so it feels like someone else is doing it?
Suddenly, I feel so naive.
I confirmed for the Deadpan meet-up.
Anyone that’s coming in from out of town that needs airport transportation or whatnot – let me know and I’ll be happy to help if I am available.
Who-the-what, CJ? Hands?
If you get 2 of those hands then you can have a round of applause when you’re done.
Sound of one hand clapping?
For comic book (*ahem* graphic novel) fans, the buzz over Asterios Polyp is huge!
I haven’t bought it yet, but I plan to soon.
Tee may be interested, though this is decidedly not a superhero story.
There are times when a tin of cold baked beans just hits the spot.
Especially when thrown accurately.
I’m having chips and guacamole for breakfast because I’m a grown up and I can do whatever I want.
CW: Warehouse 13 pilot
The female agent is really annoying.
July 9th resolution: Be Less annoying… We’ll see how long that one lasts.
That’s no fun, LJ. It should be “be more annoying” 🙂
I find that new resolution really annoying, Lejon.
(FWIW: I’ve never thought of you as an annoying guy)
I’m pretty sure that there isn’t anyone around here that is more annoying than me.
Most annoying person ever award goes to Gilbert Gottfried … ack. I can’t stand that guy.
Well hopefully this won’t turn into how high you can piss up a wall contest on who is the most annoying.
Van, nobody words things quite like you. Best.Visuals.Evar.
Ok, why do they have Warehouse 13 in US and UK but I can’t find it anywhere on my TV?
BT airlines TEB.
Ah. I don’t fly that way.
I decoded my cyborg name … and then my cyborg nickname:
C.H.E.R.Y.L.Y.N.: Cybernetic Humanoid Engineered for Repair, Yearly Learning and Yucky Nullification
C.j.: Cybernetic Juggernaut
Although since people have TIVOed it, it’s been shown on US TV.
V.A.N.A.M.O.N.D.E.: Versatile Artificial Neohuman Assembled for Mathematics, Online Nullification and Dangerous Exploration
Jack, that list I sent you is already out of date. I’ll send you an updated one tomorrow and then maybe every other day after that so you’re not inundated.
My cyborg name (based on my real name): Robotic Yelling and Assassination Humanoid
B.U.N.N.Y.: Biomechanical Unit Normally for Nocturnal Yelling
Obviously it thinks I like to yell 🙂
TEB: Interesting. I always just haphazardly inferred that Hapkido and Aikido shared some techniques and philosophies in movement. I had no idea there was indeed a historical link!
J.ourneying A.ndroid C.alibrated for K.illing
I don’t have a cyborg name… as far as you are aware…
Still testing the Porn-mode
Sarah Paper Hard Glass
(random iTunes shuffle meme)
On the personal good-news side, it looks as though I may get a new job in the next century!
Juggernaut Optimized for Hazardous Nullification and Nocturnal Yelling.
But really, is it always nocturnal? I don’t think so.
Better start on that healthy diet i!, wouldn’t want you meeting the alternative before getting that new job.
RE: FF 3.5
I have to admit I haven’t noticed any difference after upgrading.
I prefer Chrome for just browsing these days.
I could be imag1narynumber, the Forever Man. (I think it was Chakkan, the Forever Man, if memory serves [And it usually doesn’t.].).
I would try Chrome, but for two things:
1: Google’s got enough of my info already. Gives me the creeps.
2: I think every browser should have a No-script-esque add-on.
D.I.T.T.O.: Digital Intelligent Thorough Troubleshooting Organism
imag1narynumber: #2 is the major reason why I am not using Chrome. I have that, flashblock, Adblock, and a few other things installed that let me control how my browser behaves.
ditto: Yup, got those, plus StopAutoplay (on my box @ work), and CustomizeGoogle. Forces https and blocks Google Analytics from receiving cookies.
I use noscript in FF, but it’s so bloody annoying that I use Chrome on the netbook.
It’s easy to wipe if I catch something.
I thought it said:
D.I.T.T.O.: Digital Intelligent Thorough Troubleshooting Orgasm
I need one of those. Especially the “Thorough” part.
Kinda surprised myself by typing that bit out loud.
are these standard FF plugins?
A ha! El Nino is to blame for the strangely humid summer!
Vanamonde: Makes sense.
Lejon: Indeed they are. Would you like some links?
Jack: We have had the most insanely comfortable summer ever in CT. It’s currently 69 and has rarely gone over 80. I can’t believe I’ve not put the A.C. on here and it’s nearly August. Kinda spooky. Been raining on and off most every day, too. Very overcast overall. [/weatherrant]
For those with long memories, Omega Race remakes at:
Midway’s response to Asteroids dontcha know.
&sqrt;-1 : Links would be great
Sorry, I meant to say √-1
Barefoot trip to the mailbox = FAIL
Cj: You know the warm season has ended and we’ve moved into Hot, right?
But… I swear I took the shady route!
Cj: I don’t think the Hot cares about shade…
Seriously, the show notes are awesome but really shocking when I first pull up the Pan. It’s like, woah, is everything okay?
That Keanu moment was brought to you by getting up way to early.
N.O.M.A.D. S.C.R.Y.: Networked Operational Machine Assembled for Destruction, Scientific Calculation and Rational Yelling
I am a happy cyborg.
D.E.A.D.P.A.N.: Digital Electronic Android Designed for Potential Assassination and Nullification
Shouldn’t that be Deadfpan then?
Lejon: I posted the links for all the aforementioned add-ons, but WordPress ate them. Hopefully Jack will let them loose soon. 🙂
Words such as and, a, the, for, at, and so on, are not included in the typical acronym, correct?
Oh, and I wasn’t aware of the difference between an acronym and an initialism until recently.
Cyborg name: U.S.E.D.H.A.I.R.: Upgraded Synthetic Entity Designed for Hazardous Assassination and Immediate Repair
That’ll come in handy when people ask just where the hell I got usedhair from and I don’t feel like explaining it
I had three (count ’em THREE) meetings today, each at a progressively higher level, where the people running the meeting refused to look at the data we’ve collected and analyzed over the last month, but somehow felt inclined to redefine the focus of the project. Yes, Virginia… Dilbert cartoons do come true.
Usedhair: Where my father works they’re developing a new medical device. Whatever group has to okay it, FDA or whatver, wanted data that took about three months to collect before they could green-light the project. After three months, they changed their mind and now require data that would only come to light if the machine was in reasonably widespread use for one to three years.
Sorry, that’s the way I try to make conversation. I am horrific at small-talk.
Wow. I can cook just about anything. Really I enjoy cooking and I do a pretty good job. You want rice, it better be boil-in-a-bag or nothing. I ruin it. Every time. Lots.
Hmm, well, the generator said max 10 characters, so I dropped the from
Electronic Digital Technician Engineered for Xpert Assassination and Sabotage.
That should be useful when playing Call of Duty 🙂
Morning Pan, all the podcasts I synced last night are LONG..grrrrrr!
Let the culling begin.
Happy culling, Van.
The lies of Sarah Palin:
At last, Friday.
Now, who was it that won the election again?
I suspect it would be hard to find a politician that hasn’t told porkies at some point.
*cough* Obama . . . *cough, cough*
Okay, I can officially say the built-in Ogg player in FF 3.5 is mostly crap.
Fine folks of the Pan… I seek advice. I’m about ready to start treating Firefox like IE (and NN4.5, remember that pile of shit?) but I don’t know what a decent browser for (Ubuntu) Linux is. I’m loving on Chrome on my XP desktop, but I’m not sure I understand enough to do a Chromium install. (Relative newb.)
Weatherman says it might stop raining today. I wonder.
Scry, I can’t help you. I use FF on my home computer, IE on my work computer and Safari on my touch. However PC Mag did some reviews of a few browsers. I’ll link them one at a time since WP doesn’t like multiple links in one post
IE vs Chrome: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2349930,00.asp
They probably have others, I’d go to their website and search browsers.
Firefox comes by default on Ubuntu.
Opera is worth trying.
I just don’t know what to make of this (probably nsw)
And another strange news item
Nomad Scry: +1 Vanamonde.
Jack: Thanks for breaking out my FF add-on post. *attn Lejon*
TEB: Thanks for the browser-related links.
finally, a very strange, yet compelling little game
FF 3.5 is not yet in the standard Ubuntu repos. (As of last night, didn’t check yet today.).
-1^1/2: Very hectic around here. I’ll get to your email sometime tomorrow if that is OK.
ditto: Please, by all means, feel no pressure. I’m doing this in my spare time, so the time crunch is essentially zero.
Hubby is geeking out right now. He’s watching the Dortmund game and I guess Kasparov is also on line watching the game too
Better skip supper:
That article reminds me of an old joke about teaching a pet to live on a reduced diet. First you reduce their intake by 10%, then again by 10%. By the time you’re through, the pet will be able to survive on no food at all… until it dies.
I personally try to keep my caloric intake between 1,200 and 1,400 – although I’m not always successful. It’s very rare for me to meet a food I don’t like.
Off to the grocery store!
Say hello to my ghost in 2100 TEB.
A sweet tooth and so many foods I cannot stomach made me realise I was screwed longevity front.
CP: I Don’t Know — The Blues Brothers
I used to count my calories when I was training in MMA. It’s insanely easy to hit 3,000 calories without blinking.
Browsers: I’ve been told that Avant is a decent, safe IE clone.
Food: When did burgers become sliders?
Sarah Palin: Well, some of you asked, “Who could be more incompetent, dimwitted, and corrupt than Dubya?”
So I’m off to annoy the newsagent, the new Interzone is out.
Hopefully newsagent bothering isn’t a criminal offence.
Jack: I think the more germane question is: Who’s more of a wacko, Sarah Palin or Michael Jackson?
Would that be the Jermaine question?
…. Latoya? Tito?
New Interzone smell…mmmmmmmm!
My hubby’s off to Sentry Box (Canada’s largest gaming store http://www.sentrybox.com/ ) but wouldn’t let me come. I wonder what he’s buying me 🙂
# I think the answer is clear now that one of them is dead.
TEB: Ah, that would sway the voting a bit. Can we swap which one is dead?
I need to start buying Interzone-esque mags.
# you’re also right about easy to get up in calories, especially in today’s fast food world. I have to work hard to keep the count down. And I tend to show it if I even gain a few pounds.
The reason I’m so calorie conscious, though is there was a time when was under a lot of stress and I gained quite a bit of weight (relatively speaking). I had to work very hard to get back to the buck twenty-five – buck thirty I’m currently at. I don’t want to go through that again.
TEB: I can understand that. I got down to 145# (my instructor/coach wanted me @ 140#). That’s a bit too much for a male, IMO (Or too little, shall I say?). But it took a really Herculean effort to reach that. I was non-stop. Even now, getting back into shape, I’m repeatedly stunned at how much work it takes.
Congratulations for you, BTW! That’s a fantastic accomplishment!
Oh and Jack, it’s no tribble at all 😉
I’ve been this way for a few years now. Just have to be careful. I personally envy my husband. He’s always under 130 no matter what he eats. Must be nice.
And on that note… I wonder what kind of cookies I should bake today…
I am impressed that Mr. Bunny lives with such a prolific baker and yet still manages to keep his weight down. My metabolism is kinda similar. I usually maintain at a thin 170-180. . . although I was much more waif-like in 2006, when I was eating lots of noodle cups.
Suddenly, my 215lbs makes me feel, REALLY fat.
Not sure why…
Sorry Jack, hubby asked for pinwheel cookies.
Lejon: At my heaviest I was 240#. My boss is ~ 215#, but he’s got about a foot on me.
√-1: I was 245 for a long time, then got diabetes and was told to lose weight – then got down to 200, but I have since put a few back on… Need to work out more again…
TEB: the carb killer, shortening lives one cookie at a time.
So I wouldn’t mind so much about my weight if it was more evenly spread out.
Big Gut, fat face, Skinny arms & legs, and no ass.
So, is this the place for cookies or weight loss?
Oh, forget that, give me a cookie.
awww Van, I think you have a cute ass 😳
Completely blowing away the earlier conversation, hubby came home and brought me an individual blackberry cheesecake.
He’s also locked himself in the bedroom and told me not to come in.
I hate surprises.
2 1/2 lb brown sugar
1 lb granulated white sugar
1/2 cup dried corn sweetener
1 tbsp salt
1 pinch baking soda
4 1/2 gallons air-popped popcorn.
If mixed right, the above ingredients become a very tasty caramelcorn.
Woo Hoo! Another animal died at the Stampede. For those keeping count it’s now up to 2 horses and 1 steer this year.
Ooops, I left out the 1/2 lb butter.
That’s very important.
Oh yes, can’t forget the butte 😉
I suppose I could have also mentioned the 8 gallon copper pot, and 4 ft long stirring paddle, but I thought that the recipe was far more important.
Wow, Steam has released a bunch of classic Lucas games including:
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
A couple of Star Wars Games
Re: nut cases
If only Mrs. Palin would choose the reclusive lifestyle.
Scanned through the above comments and thought someone was going to the grocery for
2 1/2 lb brown sugar
1 lb granulated white sugar
1/2 cup dried corn sweetener
1 tbsp salt
1 pinch baking soda
4 1/2 gallons air-popped popcorn.
1/2 lb of butter
… and since everyone else has to much brow to mention it … I shall recap the TEB report which was that her husband was going into the Sentry Box but she was not allowed to come.
Then he locked her out of the bedroom.
If he comes out the bedroom dressed as an Elf..throw a cookie at him.
But what if he has cookies disabled?
I’ll get my coat.
That low calorie story is particularly interesting considering some research into starvation I’ve been doing lately. Based on anecdotal evidence, it looks like being grumpy from hunger is a good way to live longer by eating twice your daily calorie count one day and fasting the next day… I don’t think I want to live longer.
Of course, there is further evidence that you start to loose your everloving mind very shortly after begining a fast/hunger strike.
There’s one of those horrible property programmes on TV, ugh.
Thanks for all the browser information! I don’t know how I forgot about Opera, I’ll have to give that a shot. I had just heard of Avant yesterday, so I’ll have to check that one out too. Chromium isn’t quite ready for me and Luna looks like a disaster.
Thereâ€™s one of those horrible property programmes on TV, ugh.
Do they have any programmes about good property?
I’ll resist a rant.
I want a property programme with pink ponies on the lawn, a rich patron living in the balcony, sorbet in the kitchenette, and a beautiful woman of ill-repute as the live in maid.
Yes. I’d watch that for about two minutes.
This is a wild front system:
Well you have to die of something.
Huh. Yeah. That is an odd weather pattern.
I love cookies.
I’m about to disappoint somebody with my lack of DIY skills.
I’ve tried to catch news now and again in regards to very low-calorie diets and longevity (I’ve done other stupid diets in the past.). Thing is, as usual, every study contradicts the other. One thing is sure: it works for mice. But, they DID have the Earth built. So they’re clearly beyond our comprehension.
√-1: nice Adams reference
Well as soon as we can work out how fire fire missiles at right angles to reality..
CPIMH: Blue — Spaz Kitty
Van: I suggest a two-stage set up, one as the launching platform, and the second as the change of direction. You can set a vector perpendicular to the initial launch.
Or, you know, don’t launch missiles in confusing display of peace…
WordPress doesn’t like me.
WordPress doesn’t like ANYBODY.
Van: not true. It likes someone. I’ve just never met that someone. Probably never will.
Heading Home for the weekend.
If I don’t swing by later, Hope you have a good one, Pan!
An important consideration for the low calorie issue is: how long is the life expectancy increase? At a certain point, a lifetime of deprivation becomes not worth an extra couple of weeks.
Of course, I’m at 200lbs now, down from 220 and actively in that deprivation mode. So I shouldn’t throw stones. But my loss attempt has less to do with generic increases in life expectancy and is focused towards more specific health plan goals.
It’s all relative. I’ve lost 150lbs and I had to take drastic measures to do so due to a genetic chemical imbalance. I still have a good 75 I’d like to shed. I’ll always be volumptious – it’s just how I’m built! I’m actually trying to drop at least 25 by November this year. Stupid threats of HD cameras on me at PodcampAZ have me in a tizzy. (Hey as long as my hair looks good..)
In any case – I agree with Usedhair. You’ve got to keep in mind your quality of life. If you feel deprived of anything to the point that you are unhappy, then why concern yourself with those future extra few days. Will those make your life better or just longer?
Making healthy choices is good – making yourself miserable – not so much.
Very true. When I was 145# I had amazing endurance. I felt superhuman. I could do essentially anything for hours. But the constant training in extreme caloric deficit made me a bit cranky and miserable.
Just came back from observing an Aikido class. I’m heavily leaning towards this as my next, and last, style.
Just me and hubby for gaming tonight. Somehow he managed
to convince me to play a game of chess. I lost in 12 moves. I just don’t know how he talks me into these things.
… strip chess…
I’ve heard of Chess-Boxing. That’d be fun to try.
I showed him. I won at Carcasonne
Won @ cesarian ???
Hey Pan, been crazy few weeks. Tonight went to opening of Steppingstone Theatre’s “The Nightingale.” Darcy did the costume design and constructed them. Here is video:
Jack, White Castle burgers have always been sliders. Surely you were aware of this?!
My weight is higher of late, lots of poor eating with Darcy at the theatre working every night… No sliders, tho…
OMG I love cheese!
The costumes are awesome! Way to go, Darcy! 🙂
JohnBoze: Indeed White Castle burgers have always been sliders. Thus, the current rash of calling burgers sliders (which Jack is referring to) is a direct reference to White Castle burgers. The burgers that other restaurants are calling sliders are the really small (e.g. four of them = one regular burger) jobbies that White Castle made popular so many years ago. Unfortunately, there is not humor in this explanation. Sorry Jack.
How about, instead, if we claim that the same researchers claiming that low-calorie diets increase life span, are part of a conspiracy to call burgers something that implies diarrhea (actually the point behind the name “sliders”) in an effort to decrease consumption of red meat? These are the same conspiracists behind the inverted table, Sarah Palin’s resignation and surprises from Sentry Box (Canadaâ€™s largest gaming store http://www.sentrybox.com/ ) and Van’s cute and/or flat ass?
Wow! I’m WAY too wordy. Have to get posts down to less words like everyone else.
I’ve lost a lot of weight in the past (4 stones at one point) and the problem I’ve always had is people sell you this idea that losing all this weight will change YOUR life, you’ll magically become more confident, and all that jazz.
That’s where it all falls apart for me, I never feel any different.
UH you can be wordy as you like, it’s easy enough to scroll down.
Agreed. I enjoy having stuff to read – wordy or not.
Speaking of reading – I’m going to go do that now.
Night, Pan. Happy Weekend wishes to all of you!
Agreed about the no-word-limit. This ain’t twitter.
OK, off to find Lejon’s WordPressed comments before trying to do something productive. at 12:32am.
Mr OVERDRIVE: When you say workspace, do you mean where I perform my work/job, or the space where my computer is?
Van – that’s a lot of rocks to drop off.
I don’t have much to say about body weight since my body pretty much cheats. I was the same weight (145lbs.) and body mass from the age of 18 to two weeks before turning 32. Since then I have developed a tummy… all without significantly changing my habbits. I work at a physical job, I don’t eat very well or very much, and the amount of tummy I’ve got pisses people off when I mention it. Apparently what seems like a lot to someone used to being skin and bones doesn’t amount to much to “real” people.
I suspect I will have to give up my Mountain Dew in order to not turn into a blueberry, but… that’s going to be life-changing.
(ps. More words are fun.)
OH! I tried to explain what the Pan was to a friend today.
I think I failed. =(
Has anyone else noticed Mangan and I are never in the room at the same time? ooooooh!
You the anti-Mangan NS?
Should I start the gregorian chant now?
I would like that, yes. But the forehead tattoos, that’s the way to go.
On second thought, forehead RFID chips are even better.
Invade I forget, Happy Birthday TEB on Sunday .
I’m never going to catch up on comments. I’m sure they’re all brilliant!
Hi, all you beauts.
I still haven’t heard the episode, but I hear imaginary# is rockin’ the house. Can’t wait!
I’m up early because my girl had to leave for a satellite launch at 3:30 a.m. I feel guilty sleeping in while she labors (but I’ll probably take a nap once it’s too hot to work outside – 🙂 ).
Now where did I put that coffee . . . and where’s my bloody iPod?
4 stone = 56# to the rest of the world. Just teasin’.
I really wish we had the metric system in the U.S.. I still can’t visualize how long a meter is.
had = switched over to. We were supposed to in the late ’80s. Finally NASA had switched back in the ’90s.
I think the feeling/weight issue depends on a lot of variables. How big you are in the beginning, for instance. Also your overall self-image and how much that impacts you. When I’m feeling trim, I feel pretty kick-ass, and that does carry over to pretty much everything I do. But, as always, your mileage will vary.
Deadpan – The Muppet Show with squishy mammals.
Invading TEB? *cough*
EssBee: This episode is indeed pretty me-heavy. Thanks to Jack for playing my drek! I dropped a content-bomb during my vaca, so you’re all going to get more sick of hearing from me than you already are.
On this subject, my S/O requested I send her a link to a podcast when my content was used. She listened and for some reason found it enjoyable. She announced to me that she would like to contribute. So sometime when she’s not working, and has decided on her pseudonym, there will be a new Deadpantie.
Nice – I’s S/O reading The Lemon Song lyrics, maybe?
I have a really dirty song in mind, but don’t know if I can read it without getting to embarrassed!
CP: Wear Clean Draws – The Coup
I’m goin’ out to pull some weeds.
I dunno that song. But she’s much more music-literate than I. We were discussing songs this morning. We shall see.
Morning, Pan. Looks like it’s been a productive night already.
Having breakfast and flipped on the TV. Angel is on TNT. Man I miss this show. It was cut down too soon.
I’m going to go submit myself to the rude-ass baristas at the local coffee shop/roaster cuz I’m out of beans. Why must they be so assy?
imag1narynumbe: some metrics are pretty easy. The meter is really, REALLY close to a yard. And if you can’t visualize how much 2 liters is after having dealt with soda bottles, you might have been living in a cave. Now, centimeters and kilometers are, indeed, harder to visualize. Can’t help you there.
Nothing much on at the cinema today, so off to see 35 Shots of Rum a movie about a father daughter relationship.
Just how bad to they get Essbee?
Beautiful day in the neighbourhood!
Good Morning, Pan! Happy Saturday.
Yesterday was awesome and will be hard to beat, but I’m determined to make today just as awesome!
Movies I want to see this weekend:
Movie I’ll probably get to see this weekend:
I am going to see Harry Potter on Tuesday night at the midnight showing. Super exited about that. We need more DeadPanites here in AZ to go see it with me!
So in my hands I hold a free copy of Paddington Takes The Test by Michael Bond.
Strange to pick it up in a coffee shop.
I’m humming the tv show theme now..grrrr!
We’re hoping to see Blood: The Last Vampire (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0806027/) but unfortunately doesn’t seem to have hit Calgary theatres
I remember Paddington Bear!
Wow, that was a long time ago.
Well, I just got a new game (Dawn of Discovery) so I think I might give it an hour’s go before I head out to MA.
They’re not that bad, Van – just annoying. I should probably not live so close to Boulder, Colorado.
Hiya, Usedhair! Missed your debut during my recent trip from hell. Welcome!
P Bear is back! And this time it’s personal!
So TEB, what was Mr TEBs surprise?
CD: Waiting for the movie to start.
I have my project for today….my wife and I are swapping computer desks.
I’m giving up my man cave for my love.
“Iâ€™m giving up my man cave for my love.”
The places we could go!
Good to see you back EssBee 🙂
JOe, you dirty dog, nobody was thinking that but you. About Ed’s man cave. Cough.
I’m back, baby. 😉 Mostly. I’ll be ship shape by tomorrow, I can feel it.
Paddington Bear had a TV show? That is awesome. I used to get in trouble trying to quietly read Paddington under the covers with a flashlight after being sent to bed. I just could not keep myself from having fits of laughter.
Van, in answer to your question: I don’t know. All I can say is there’s a nicely wrapped box on my dresser that I’m not allowed to touch until tomorrow.
NS your childhood has been impoverished by the lack of Paddington Bear TV show.
Usedhair: Thanks for the tips. 🙂
I saw one episode of Paddington Bear. The most time I’ve seen him on-screen I think is on Are You Being Served?
Scientists are weird:
I too remember Paddington much more on paper than as vid.
Scientists are weird.
… and we’re supposed to trust them NOT to cross the beams ???
I remember when they had to put Paddington down.
It really was sad … but they just could keep overlooking all those corpses.
This maybe worse:
Do you suppose there is any “Paddington Bear/Winnie the Pooh” slash dot ?
Hmmm, I’m thinking “Duel of the Fates” here.
When Darcy was a kid, she had a Paddington who suffered cruelly at the sexual whims of one of her cats.
JaJ, I’m sure Rule 34 applies….
Mr. Pibb was always more delicious than Dr. Pepper, but I haven’t seen it in sugar-free so I’ll stick with Diet Dr. Pepper. (besides at Sonic I can get Diet Dr. Pepper with a shot of chocolate syrup. YUM!)
Sorry if I just grossed anyone out with my bizarre taste buds.
(I like to drink my diet Dr. Pepper through a Red Vine straw)
ha ha ha
There is Scooby Doo slash..which is just wrong on so many levels.
I just recently moved to where I can get to Sonics. I wasn’t that impressed, but I’ll have to give it another try if I can get Diet Dr. Pepper with chocolate syrup. That sounds fantastic.
CP: Drunken Lullabies — Flogging Molly
UH – Sonic from 2pm to 4pm is happy hour; at least here it is. You get 1/2 price drinks.
Route 44 is a meal!
I was going to add that adding sugar to a diet soda is missing the point when I remembered I make ice cream floats using Pepsi Max.
Morning Pan, tis raining again.
I’ve tasted some vile soda drinks in my time and Dr Pepper is one of them.
So lesson learnt today..check if there are any major repair works happening when rushing to purchase a rail journey ticket.
Happy Birthday, Bunny!! Hope you have a great day, and here’s to many more!
Just a bit of breakfast then off to spend the day at the zoo.
Hoppy Birfday Bunny
Regarding Dr. Pepper – If you only had it over on your side of the pond, I can promise you, it is nothing like what we have in the states. Way back when my wife and I took a trip to Europe, we had to wait for the ferry to cross from England to France. I was surprised to see bottles of Dr. Pepper for sale, so I bought one.
Holy Cow! I can still taste how nasty that shit was….and that was almost 15 years ago.
I couldn’t understand why you would bother to use the Dr. Pepper brand and label on something that bore no resemblance to the actual drink.
I wished Ryah a happy birthday on Facebook. And now I wish The Energizer Bunny a happy birthday here as well.
Who knew they had the same birthday? 🙂
Seems to be a case of “Dr. Pepper and Mr. Hyde”
Happy shared birthdays, ladies!
Ed, I bet the difference in the taste of your Dr. Peppers was that ours is made w/ corn syrup. We often forget what sugar tastes like over here.
Sugar used in food products in UK tends to come from sugar beet.
Happy Happy Happy Birthday, Bunny!
Hope you have a spectacular day!
Happy Bunny, Birthday!
The “Happy Birthday” (I looked it up!)
1 oz Cointreau
1 oz Blue Curacao
1/2 oz Galliano Herbal Liqueur
1/2 oz White Rum
Thanks for all the well wishes!
Something to think about.
That drink looks amazing! I’m totally thirsty now. hehe (Dan hates when I spell hee hee like hehe … so hehe)
Bunny, that was a great video. Funny funny! If I keep playing WoW I’ll start waving my wand arm around and zapping everyone with my curses! Muauahahaha
There’s actually a bottler in Texas that still makes Dr. Pepper with real sugar. I’ve had bottles of it before. It is definitely different from the corn syrup version.
Same with Coca Cola. South of the border, they bottle it from real sugar and it’s fairly easy to find in the stores around here. Definitely a better taste than the corn syrup version.
Happy birthday, TEB!
Going to see “UP” in a few minutes.
Ah well at least you North Americans miss out on Sadie the Bra lady ads.
I bought an air popper to make popcorn at home! YUM. Ran out of the microwave stuff and decided I wanted something better anyway 🙂
Another “Home Run” for PIXAR.
… but DAMN, what a tear jerker!
I love Mexican Cokes, which are pretty easily obtainable even here in MN…
Mexican Coke ?
Going to buy a T-Mobile G1 during lunchbreak tomorrow, joining the smartphone generation…
Yeah Mexican Coke, Jamaican Marijuana, and Afghan Black Tar Heroin…
Looks like JB picked the wrong week to quit …(insert verb) … (insert substance)!
Oops, my brow just hit the floor….
They going to get you little fishy:
Damn, bro, that is low.
Morning Pan, what I missed out this week due to fooking engineering work:
I’m headed to Colorado Springs. Mom is having back surgery today and I’m (eeeek!) spending the week with the folks to help take care of her. I’m be needing some serious DP bar time.
Wish me (more importantly, mom) luck! Back later!
EssBee: Best of luck to both of you, and general well-wishes!
Downtown this morning.
Thanks to everybody yesterday. Had a wonderful day. Spent about 4 hours wandering around at the zoo. then hubby took em shopping and out for dinner. All in all, a nice day.
Headed home already!
[insert jealous fist-waving here]
A free game for some diversion:
If you aren’t doing much on July 16th:
Hubby has pulled his bass out and is recording some bed music.
Now that has got to be an euphemism.
Light saber chop sticks are kind of cool
Holy cow, that’s a lot of junk food
Here are some superheroes who have now gone public domain
TEB: That’s pretty damned cool!
What is the bed music for?
Jack: I think he’s just doing his thing. He’s now pulled out his guitar and has been recording on top of the bass track. I don’t recognize the music so I’m assuming it’s original.
# Which link are you referring to? I think they are all cool in their own way 😉
Off to the store. Had no luck when shopping yesterday so will try different stores today (looking for a new bathing suit)
TEB: My apologies, the superhero one.
The moon mission site looks interesting.
CP: Hand Clappin’ — Red Prysock
+1 Ed. Thanks, Vanamonde!
CP: ‘Til the well runs dry — Wynona Carr
On July 16, let’s put someone in a spacesuit in front of a greenscreen and just *claim* they’ve landed on the moon.
Got the new G1. Pretty slick…
Won’t the green screen be a bit of a give away? Seems like we ought to put some of them there special effects on the video to make it more convincing.
They should wear goggles so they can breathe the space-air.
I want the green chopsticks.
About the food stadium, I have to question this quote from the page:
“The twinkie is nature’s brick.”
What part of the twinkie even comes from nature?
Kinda makes ya wonder if the sky isn’t really just a green screen and we are all stuck inside a box?
Living inside of a little glass room
Living inside of the tube
Everyone’s made out of little thin lines
Sometimes their fingers are blue
Re: Moon magic
… and there needs to be at least one busty, big haired girl in a metallic silver mini-skirt.
Something odd with typing on the G1, I keep hitting something that aint
Grrr. I’m sure I’ll get used to it eventually…
justa J0e for president!
I suspects it still beats the iPhone’s autocorrect madness JB.
In answer to Cj’s question:
for the full horror story.
Ohhhh, Cj for the Nesmith reference!!
They just covered Twinkies on their “Stuff You Should Know” podcast, actually, Van…
I don’t listen to that podcast JB.
It’s a pretty good one. I also listen to the “TechStuff” & “Stuff You Missed in History Class” casts.
Oh and a little late – good luck to EssBee and her mom. Sending healing *hugs* thataway.
Twinkies are delicious as far as I remember. I have not had one since before 2002.
Twinkies have not changed in the intervening 7 years, CJ…
I’ve been trying out these yogurts that are supposed to make you feel full for longer.
They taste nice, not impressed with the fullness bit.
Why did you stop eating Twinkies Cj?
I stopped eating most junk food. Unfortunately, many foods have made it back into my life, but Twinkies just never did.
Re: Re: Moon magic
“â€¦ and there needs to be at least one busty, big haired girl in a metallic silver mini-skirt.”
I think that applies to just about all situations in life.
Except food preparation.
The last thing you want in food is hair.
More lewd than dirty, Cuckoo’s Nest lyrics:
As I was a walking one morning in May
I met a pretty fair maid and unto her did say
I’ll tell you me mind, it’s for love I am inclined
An me inclination lies in your cuckoo’s nest
Some like a girl who is pretty in the face
and some like a girl who is slender in the waist
But give me a girl who will wriggle and will twist
At the bottom of the belly lies the cuckoo’s nest
Me darling, says she, I am innocent and young
And I scarcely can believe your false deluding tongue
Yet I see it in your eyes and it fills me with surprise
That your inclination lies in me cuckoo’s nest
me darling, says me, if you can see it in me eyes
Then think of it as fondness and do not be surprised
For I live you me dear and I’ll marry you I swear
If you’ll let me clap my hand on your cuckoo’s nest
Me darling, says she, I can do no such thing
For me mother often told me it was committing sin
Me maidenhead to lose and me sex to be abused
So have no more to do with me cuckoo’s nest
Me darling, says me, it’s not committing sin
But common sense should tell you it is a pleasing thing
For you were brought into this world to increase and do your best
And to help a man to heaven in your cuckoo’s nest
Me darling, says she, I cannot you deny
For you’ve surely won my heart by the rolling of your eye
Yet I see it in your eyes that your courage is surprised
So gently lift your hand into me cuckoo’s nest
This couple they got married and soon they went to bed
And now this pretty fair maid has lost her maidenhead
In a small country cottage they increase and do their best
And he often claps his hand on her cuckoo’s nest
CW: The Shooting Party
I had the desire to try a twinkie again 5 or 6 years ago after not having one since I was a kid and I thought they were disgusting.
I would much rather eat cannolo
Or at the little Italian market I frequent they use the cannolo cream and put it on cakes.. so that is even closer and far superior to the twinkie in my book
and yes I am a biased Italian woman 🙂
“The last thing you want in food is hair” – so many comments. I will refrain myself.
The Pan is never as much fun when people start using restraints.
Probably won’t come as a big surprise to cat owners:
This one passed me by:
reminds me of a certain Barney Miller episode.
So, if I’m eating with a pair of blue chopsticks and I spy someone with a set of red ones, are we honor bound to fight to the death?
I missed the 69 moon fun by not being born until 1970 (damn you mother!), so it will be really cool to re-live it for the next time for the first time.
He he he… I said 69… he he he
I was born in the Summer of 69.
Someone even wrote a song about it.
The summer… not my birth.
Uh oh, JOe.
I cannot advise another glass of wine, but I would also not advise you to take my advice.
Hugh was born in 1969 too! But not in the summer. He was born in November.
CJ – I usually find restraints to make things more fun.. LOL.. I couldn’t resist. I know those were not the kind of restraints you were referring to.
j0e- *ssssssswwwwwwwwwwwwwwooooooooooooooooooooonnnnnnn* back atcha!
Whoa! A TSH sighting!
I shall savor the moment and bask in the glow 🙂
Too rarely do you brighten our corner of the universe.
I know. I wish I could go back to that carefree time when I could participate more here and on pod. Alas, I can only spare these sporadic visits now and again. Such is life.
and with that I bid you farewell for a few again
until next time paniacs
G1 is now live on home WIFI, so of course posting from phone once even though the computer is right here…
I also enjoyed half a bottle of Gewurztraminer tonight. More of a dinner wine than a drinking wine.
And. . . .!!! speaking of birthdays and Smarty Hotties. . . .!!!
It’s officially the 14th in Chicago, so Happy Birthday, Dre – if you see this.
Morning Pan, I remember watching one of the later Moon landings, whilst playing with a dinky toy Seaking helicopter which came with a command module model that you could winch up.
After checking out Boze’s Ringtroid app, I suddenly find myself wanting an Android.
Thankfully I’m on AT&T so … oh.
I don’t remember the moon landings because that was before I was born.
That’s pretty cool looking helicopter though.
I started playing with this in the bath when the motor failed:
Maybe that was a TMI moment about my childhood.
Happy Birthday, Andrea. Stay young!
I was born close enough to moon landing times to get a Tonka Toy “Crater Crawler”
Of course, all that is left now of mine is the blue metal and the grey wheels, but it’s one of the few toys I ever held on to and I have actually passed it along to my son.
Happy Birthday, Dre!
Happy Birthday, TSH! 🙂
Van said: I started playing with this in the bath when the motor failed
I had to scroll down to realize he was talking about his childhood and not… y know… last night. *sigh*
Corporate BS won’t get me down today!
Nothing will ruin my fantabulous mood.
Even the fact that I have to drive to Central Phoenix for lunch in the scalding heat with my two children.
Because I’m seeing Harry Potter tonight.
Wow! This coffee is strong!
I too would also like to offer up pleasant birthday wishes for TSH as well!
Quick jump in before I’m gone for the day.
Happy Birthday Andrea!!
If anybody is interested Charles Brown died
Happy Birthday, TSH!
Don’t get mad, get even. The song tells the story.
I’d so love to spend the afternoon with some toy vehicles on the dining room floor, until mom tells me to put them away and eat dinner.
Well, Potter is running 98% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Sounding very promising.
“A recent Zogby phone poll found that 78% of Americans favor teaching evidence for and against Darwin’s theory; 43% also believe the pollster asking the question was in fact a tiny man living inside the phone.”
ditto: Can I assume you too listen to Caffination?
I was ignorant of who Charles Brown was…never got round to reading Locus.
awww Jackamo told me i was getting bday wishes over here 🙂
thanks so much everyone. I’m 36 today. When the hell did I get so old? Don’t let Hugh know I said that. He is having the turning 40 freaks outs already and his birthday isnt for months.
Makes me feel like I am still an honorary Deadpanite! Albeit currently a sucky Deadpanite, and not the good kind of sucky either.
I’m sure Ive missed plenty of birthdays around here so whomever Ive missed, here is blanket happy birthday to cover everyone.
Well, I guess I’ll have to send a late Happy Birthday to T.E.B. (my wife’s birthday took precedence, I hope you’ll understand), and a Happy Birthday to The Smarty Hotties!
Did anyone else narrowly miss Monday the 13th? I should check what happened to Garfield…
Which brings us to today.
I am much more exciting in real-life. Ok, maybe a little more.
imag1narynumber: nope, but I’m going to check it out now.
CP: Ghost — The Berg Sans Nipple
Why and how the f did “My Sharona” start playing in my head??? I haven’t heard that song in months.
Kind of funny you mention “My Sharona” Jack, two months ago I downloaded the TABs. The rhythm is easy, the solo is too hard for me.
Or maybe you’re thinking of the “bad” lyrics i.e.
“Oh you make my motor run, my motor run, gun it coming off of the line Sharona. “
Ma-ma-mama my-yi-yiiii Balogna!
*insert underarm noise here*
Where’s the nuclear powered giant hovercraft when you need them?
There’s an excellent mashup out there of “My Sharona” and “Tear You Apart” by She Wants Revenge.
I don’t even remember a solo in the original…
I’ll have to check that out, Jack.
CP: By-Tor and the Snow Dog — Rush
FF 3.5 alert:
HA! I’m still running 3.0… Bullet dodged
OK. I’m up to the UnShow with Van… I’ll get caught up… maybe
I use Chrome, but I’m sure that is has some security flaw that will stop me feeling smug.
So I found this week, that something I’ve always joked I have (Summer just depresses the hell out of me), is an actual condition:
Although it makes you wonder when people write up these tips if they actually know anybody who works shift or works in an environment they have absolute no control over.
Really, Van. So you prefer chilly and wintry to sunny and warm? (I’m not mocking, just curious.)
And btw, what happened to Deadpan this year with the Parsecs?
Is Wander still in the running?
I prefer chilly to hot.
OMG, my parents are so tough to take at times. I can actually feel my hair turning gray.
I think this needs to be filled with the Indian Nipple song.
What. The. Hell?
Starting to catch up again.
Oh no wait! I’m leaving in about 20 minutes to go see Harry Potter!
Why am I in my jammies!
error error! Must fix!
I am a wee bit excited. 😉
About to record part one of a story I’ve written for my podcast. Wish me luck.
Lejon, what is your podcast? I don’t think I’ve heard of it yet, so please enlighten me.
That reverse SAD article is annoyingly useless. Seems to me that it basically says, some people are not normal. Well. Ferfucksake, no shit.
Morning Pan, I prefer it cool rather than cold, but a hot Summer is a torture for me (feeling sluggish, weakness in my legs, and sleepless nights).
You also feel like the skeleton at the party cos everybody expects you to be happy when you are feeling no such thing.
As for retro, I have the original GP32 NS. My problem with the Wiz, is that is that my PSP has a custom firmware so I can run emulators and I have a flash card for my DS so can also run emulators. So no real need for the Wiz (and I can watch videos on the phone).
Oh and my Wii is also hacked for running emulators…not portable obviously but good for a retro fix.
Mickey Mouse: Castle of Illusion for the Megadrive/Genesis is a damn fine platform game.
So hopefully I will also be checking out the new HP film later.
Oh The Secret of Monkey Island is now out on Xbox Live:
I am home from my midnight Harry Potter viewing.
I loved the movie.
Now I am going to love my pillow.
Good to hear, CJ. We’ll probably be catching it when we come back from Vegas.
CJ: I scroll up to read these comments through an RSS feed, so the first thing I saw in your post was “Now I am going to love my pillow”, so my first thought was… swoooooooooon.
Nomand: I’m not much of a gamer, so the retro Sega Genesis game “Boogerman” on my daughter’s Wii is all I really need. Well, that and Rock Band.
Jack: re: The Parsecs.
As far as I know the deadline for submissions of the shows that have been nominated has passed. My submission has been sent in. I have not heard when the short list will be announced. Off to see if I can find out…
According to the list on the Parsec site the short list (5 Finalists) will be announced o July 19.
Back to Colorado Springs with mom this morning. She has to have labwork done, and her blood sugar is astronomical, so we have to go see her doc about that.
Have a great day! Wish I could sneak in Harry Potter!
Ohhh, LLAP coming down the pipe
Re: The United song. They actually interviewed him on the CBC last week
Nomad Scry: Holy crap that thing looks shiny!
I was always a Zoot fan.
Actually it was Janice, not Marsha
No, Rogue means he’ll sap you of your ability.
I’m offended by the fact you think I’m offended 🙂
No – Original enterprise had 437 people, Next gen had close to 1,000
Blockbuster has actually filed for protection here in Canada
Sorry Dan. I don’t play WOW, that’s why I don’t listen to your cast.
“That’s a lot of nuts” “I’m Batman”
Does Batman have a lot of nuts?
If the pants were that tight, was there a bulge? That would have help identifying the sex.
Purple is royal colour.
My husband has a pink shirt.
Actually, when I’m out there I can show pictures of my hubby in a dress 😉
I have a question… Will a giant oversized car magnet erase the memory card of a camera if they are packed in the same suitcase?
Mountain Dew in Canada doesn’t contain Caffeine.
Cj, missed the joke… 😆
When I met my hubby, he had a poster of Kira Nerys on his bedroom wall.
Where is everybody?
I’m still asleep.
Yes. Janice. Not Marsha. Doh! 😳
and – sometimes I DO get the joke, but I like to fake it.
Insert joke here about faking it over BJ’s?
Bunny, I would not risk it with the camera’s memory card. I’d suggest putting the card or cards in a different purse or piece of luggage. Just in case.
Otherwise – You might consider having the magnet mailed separately.
The guy in the pink tie with the tight pants was wearing his shirt NOT tucked in. The shirt was long and covering any possible bulging.
It was a man though. I’m sure of it.
I heard somewhere you shouldn’t put your camera in your carry-on luggage as the x-ray used is stronger and could possibly erase your memory card as well.
TEB: I really wouldn’t worry too much about it. Flash memory is pretty stable.
That makes life easier. Thanks, ditto
Off to run some errands.
CP: Bulbous Bouffant — The Vestibules
Well enjoyed the HP film.
That is all.
Now I’m all curious about the latest LLAP, thanks to TEB’s running commentary.
X-rays were a problem for film in your luggage. Though, it was generally considered safe in carry ons as the X-ray machines were less likely to expose the film in the carry on scanner.
I still had my film hand inspected when I’d go on vacation, though.
Good Morning, Pan!
Nomad Scry: Yeah, it’s just a little cast that me and a friend do. He couldn’t record this week, so I’m tossing a little fiction out into the podosphere. We’ve only had 11 eps so far, and this little fiction project will be # 12.
If you’re interested, we’re over at http://www.touchingthemonolith.com/
I knew there had to be a reason I always found intelligence so sexy: http://carnalnation.com/content/6254/4/study-smart-women-have-better-sex
On the subject of sexy, I understand my S/O put in her submission recently.
imag, would that be Lady J?
And BTW, WTG reading your fiction onpod. L(SGfC) FTW!
Indeed that would be.
Jack: Um, whut?
Nevermind, I figured it out whilest going between floors. I’ve been overtired as of late.
Jack Mangan: Now, if I could have just written something that read easier than it looked on the page (up til 3AM recording…Now have to EDIT it…*grumble*)
Follow the mission “live” 🙂
CP: Dirty Harry — Gorillaz
Firefox on Windows has become such shit. I think I’m going to have to switch to Opera for a while.
ditto dittoed my link
I remember a line of radio commercials from the dairy council: (I’m sure you recall).
Suddenly one comes to mind (paraphrased):
For centuries we believed the moon was made of green cheese. In 1969 we landed on it. We haven’t been back in over 36 years. Behold, the power of cheese.
Don’t overlook Wallace and Grommet’s trip there!
CW: The Wallace and Gromit theme tune
A Grand Day Out..cool
Thanks, knew I misspelled it (drat)
A remix version:
Note to self: always fact check BEFORE posting
And a version of the TSOMI theme tune:
Well the Amiga version.
OK. My last bit of Wallace and Gromit Geekery for a while:
And it’s my own damn fault.
And, yes, it was worth it, but I’m tired all the way to my toes. My toes are tired too.
CP: Dropping out of school — Brad Sucks
So to make you feel old, the guy who played Stringfellow Hawke is 65 today.
Ah, the legend of Jan-Michael Vincent.
Still, he was no Zmed. . .
My hubby is being all noisy and stuff. He’s hooked up his computer to an amp and told it to pretend it’s a set of drums. I suppose I would appreciate it more if he didn’t set it to full volume. It’s hard to read when your foot is tapping to the bear.
Not that I really want to be outside this weekend, but this does look like fun.
Too bad I have a 7am appointment on Saturday. Still might try to make it to the zoo!
Don’t get me wrong Cj, but the last thing I want to see when I go to Arizona is snow 🙂
T.E.B.: You really don’t have to worry about it. I can’t remember the last time I saw two flakes I could rub together…
OKAY, Politicians aside…
Tapping to the bear sounded more fun!
Tapping to the beard would just be weird though..
Ow about if I tap to the bean?
Lejon: Thanks, I was butchering the spelling over here!
Didn’t Jan-Michael Vincent have some kind of a drug problem and list beating his wife as a hobby?
√-1: anything to further cheese education. I’m sick and tired of this Lactose Intolerance!
Yup, but there will aways be Airwolf.
That’s to JMV and not to lactose intolerance.
I played (and beat) It Came from the Desert and SDI on the Amiga. I also really, really, really enjoyed Laserchess, Marble Madness, and a game I can’t recall the name of. The name was horribly generic, as I recall. Star* (wildcard). I recall there eventually being three of them. It was basically you captaining a starship. It was on a grid (10×10? 20×20?) and you had bad guys you would kill (turn-based), including invisible Zaldron ships. Had to do repairs, security in the ship, stuff like that. I had a ton of medals. I wonder if I can pawn them . . . .
√-1: yes on the Jan man.
Even made a film (bottom bucket low-budget) shortly after having his face beaten to a pulp during a drug related “incident”. He still had the presence of mind to incorporate the injuries into the character’s persona. He was a brilliant actor at one point…
Yeah, Airwolf is classic. Better than Blue Thunder.
Now, that was a company with some serious leverage…
Getting back to games, interestingly enough (at least to me), SDI was billed as, and I believe it was, the first game that went for a cinematic feel, with cutscenes and whatnot. Final Fantasy n would’ve been amazingly different otherwise.
You’ve all been witness to my first use of italics ever online. I’m so l33t!
I also think Street Hawk could’ve gone somewhere.
That remix is hot!
Defender of the Crown in your browser:
Defender of the Crown – – – I’ll have to check that out at home later. Stupid catapult…
Nice find, Van! That game *so* should have been our focus for Palooza 6.
Nice find indeed! However, it does not play well with Linux. 🙁 Hafta check it out @ work.
Got to see the Space Shuttle launch while on my commute home. Maybe Orlando isn’t so bad after all.
Yep, still couldn’t win the Jousting.
I’m still crap at the rading.
Oh i, Defender of the Crown came out before SDI.