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Jack Manganâ€™s Deadpan #135: Bigger and More Sinister
Ziggy Stardust opening by Kurt
Starting with a time loop
Next week! DiscWorld Con and Deadpanmmmmmm get together! There will be lots of goodness! Contact Jack for more info
Promo – The Dollhouse Podcast (http://www.thedollhousepodcast.com/)
The Energizer Bunny Con Wrap up contunued from last week
Nowhere in Jersey is Safe (pt. 1) – Jack Mangan
Questors of Effpiem – Amy Bowen (http://amybowen.wordpress.com/)
More World Con wrap up.
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Jack Jaffe with a Dumb Ass Memory
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So now for something..
Woo Hoo! It IS Thursday. I knew it was my Thursday, but I get confused sometimes when it turns into Thursday for anyone else.
*dances grotesquely to Van’s shaken toothpick beat*
Deadpan is my calendar to mark the days on the prison cell wall.
I carve them as notches in my own forehead.
When I carved the notches in other people’s foreheads, I got some complaints.
Morning! Today is Sly B’s birthday, so should be a fun day. I took the day off of work, and we’re going to do something. Don’t ask me what, but something.
Happy Birthday Sly B
Happy Birthday Sly B. I’m guessing Sly B is somehow related to EssBee.
So I should have pr1menumber or wh0lenumber in my household.
Sly B is S B’s SO.
Damn that was fun.
Jack, why for you do comments that way? Do you hate me?
Happy Bornday Sly B!
i – rat1onalnumber
I’m listening on the Pan today. This feels funny.
I forgot I can’t listen on the Pan and comment. Der.
Now I am listening on the popup. I win.
My hubby is laughing at me. I’m bringing so much stuff to Arizona I have no room in my suitcase for my clothes.
I told him that’s what carry-on is for 🙂
Must do some shopping. Back in a bit.
Is it just me or does H1N1 always look like it’s meant to mean something in 1337?
That was fun. Thanks Jack.
Good morning. Yay for a dew Neadpan. New Deadpan.
Thanks, Bunny! You made me smile this morning!
Cj, good to see you! xox
Tis elite for your behind.
Happy Birthday SlyB!
Oooh Happy Birthday to Sly B! 🙂
Glad you feel better, Cj.
Now to play tetris with my suitcase
And on that note – I’m out for most of the day being very busy.
Can’t wait to listen to the show on my trip!
Glad you are better, Cj.
I guess I’ve been contaminated by living in Jersey. 😉
Show notes for this episode of Questors are up!
Happy Birthday Sly B.
Good to see you are fighting fit Cj.
I’m now off the weekend, heading off to Wales tomorrow for a friends 30th Birthday party…7 hour train journey..groan.
I’ll leave listening to the latest DP for the train tomorrow.
Have a good trip, Van.
I got a reminder that it’s jeans day at work tomorrow.
I work from home, I thought every day was jeans day.
Notice to Deadpanites attending the Sunday party but NOT attending Discworld Con.
I’m doing special tags to identify you as part of our group so you won’t get kicked out. If you want your tag to say something special (i.e. (Amy a.k.a.) The Deadpan Ambassador) let me know, otherwise you’ll just get a generic tag when you come to the room. You also get your choice of Neon Green, Neon Yellow, or Neon Pink.
I’m also offering up variations on the theme (Deadpan is the Way; Deadpan is the Weigh; Deadpan is the Whey; etc.)
Let me know.
Actually, even if you are attending the Discworld Con, if you want a special tag, let me know.
I wasn’t excluding you, I just want to make sure everybody can get in to the party 😉
New Ep = Yea!!!
good fun once again
What is bad fun j0e?
That’s a whole ‘nother podcast, wolf 🙂
Happy Birthday to Sly B.
Well, looks like I’ll get to have a good teaching moment with my daughter explaining why the government doesn’t need to know the answers to all those questions beyond the number and names of the people that live in our house.
Number 6: I am not a number! I am a free man!
Number 2: [laughs]
US Airway’s website is not working. How am I supposed to find out weight limits if I can’t get on the website?
Well I found out my suitcase is small enough to count as carry-on. That means I can bring hubby’s old laptop and be “wired” at the hotel.
Yes, I know I’m not going for another week. It’s just the way I am. “hyperpunctual”
Oh yeah, I won’t be doing show notes next week (will be on an airplane). Usually Cj’s my second but she’s offered to play chauffeur. Any takers?
Me thinks I’ve been deserted.
Happiness is a warm bubblebath… I could go with some happiness right now.
Reread that last statement. An NOT unhappy, just wish I was in a warm bubblebath instead of typing at my computer.
I wonder if I e-mailed hubby and told him I wanted a warm bubble bath if he would leave work to come join me… meh, probably not.
I bet he has the silly attitude of, a warm bubble bath might be fun and all, but it doesn’t pay the bills. That’s a very unreasonable and selfish way of thinking. Even if a bubble bath can wait until tonight, why should it? 😉
You should never leave a bunny alone in a Deadpan board. Her thoughts start to ramble.
And happy birthday to Sly B! – – and to Vanamonde’s friend. That is a helluva train ride, Van.
Thanks for the kind words, everyone.
Sorry for the hasty nipples, Bunny.
Whoa, I certainly don’t want to interrupt rambling thoughts of bubble baths.
They’re gonna play that muskrat ramble tune
Like the way you never heard it played
Get ready for the big parade
All together now – one and two
Join that happy crowd
Tellin’ me that ramblin’ scramblin’ muskrat song
Come on, ramble along
– Harry Connick Jr.
Do you think muskrats like bubble baths?
Muskrat, Muskrat, candle light
Doin’ the town and doin’ it right in the evenin’
It’s pretty pleasin’
Muskrat Suzie, Muskrat Sam
Do the jitterbug at a Muskrat Land
And they shimmy, Sam is so skinny
And they whirl and they twirl and they tango
Singin’ and jinglin’ a jangle
Float like the heavens above
Looks like Muskrat Love
Nibblin’ on bacon
Chewin’ on cheese
Sam says to Suzie
Honey, would you please be my Mrs
Suzie says, yes, with her kisses
Now, he’s ticklin’ her fancy
Rubbin’ her toes
Muzzle to muzzle
Now anything goes as they wriggle
Sue starts to giggle
And they whirled and they twirled and they tango
Singin’ and jinglin’ a jangle
Floatin’ like the heavens above
Looks like muskrat love
– Captain and Tennile
Does anybody remember the Dean Martin Song…
I’m forever blowing Bubbles
Bubbles is the girl next door…
I’m forever blowing bubbles,
Pretty bubbles in the air,
They fly so high,
Nearly reach the sky,
Then like my dreams
They fade and die.
Fortune’s always hiding,
I’ve looked everywhere,
I’m forever blowing bubbles,
Pretty bubbles in the air.
When shadows creep,
When I’m asleep,
To lands of hope I stray!
I’m forever blowing bubbles,
Pretty bubbles in the air,
They fly so high,
Nearly reach the sky,
Then like my dreams
They fade and die.
Fortune’s always hiding,
I’ve looked everywhere,
I’m forever blowing bubbles,
Pretty bubbles in the air.
I’m supposed to have lunch with a girlfriend but she’s running late.
I wonder if she likes bubble baths?
Because dreams fade and die, just like bubbles. Who knew Dean was so emo?
Maybe Trent Reznor wrote that one for him.
This is good clean fun that could be dirty.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SLY B !!!!!!
May you have your cake and eat it TOO! 🙂
WNDR – Big thumbs up for Ep 43 !
More fun for my day.
So, on a completely different tangent, wanna know a real thing that is good to do on a flight?
Even if you don’t I’m going to tell you anyway.
I’m short enough I can stand at my seat and not hit the overhead compartment. I can stand and stretch my legs without leaving my seating area. It’s cool. Now you can all be green with envy
RE: “What is bad fun j0e?”
Going into a shopping mall with a grenade launcher. THAT would be sooo much fun … bad fun but fun none the less.
meerkats are cute. I like seeing them at the zoo
Ok, news time. Then, hopefully, it’s time for lunch.
I’m so jealous, TEB.
Fortunately the flight to AZ is only about 2.5 hours.
CP: The Day The World Went Away — NIN
I don’t plan on bringing a computer with me to AZ. Just some books and a camera.
How did we gloss over the “bubble bath plus friend” comment??
My head has hit the overhead compartments many times. How tall are you, Bunny?
Just under 5,2″ Jack
Ed – I followed your link but I couldn’t find a list of the questions they’ll be asking.
Any chance you have a link for those?
I believe I see the future — Because I repeat the same routine
ditto, 3.5 hours for me.
…. and another LLAP has just finished.
Been a good day for chopping away at the Podjam.
Thank you J0e – #43 is my best balanced show…(Of coarse that is only my opinion what do I know)
I enjoyed your last episode, wolf
Case in point (discovered this morning):
So, can we call them a bunch of twits? twats?
E’ve added plain white to the colour choices for your nametag.
Thank you Bunny. 😀
How was the bubble bath?
E’ve = have
Haven’t had it yet, wolf. Am actually waiting for a friend so we can go for lunch. Might have one when I get back.
Can we call ours a mmmmmmmmmestival?
How about a deastavle?
Small, cute and deadly..TEB that is.
Yes the latest WR was good..but not as good as that other WR episode I won’t mention..
Isn’t there some union that can put a stop to all those UK actors putting on American accents for US TV?
Actually to be serious Wolf, the content was good as usual, but the levels were still a bit off.
Oh and I may get to actually watch Farscape:The Peacekeeper Wars on that long train journey..it’s been sitting on my HD for years.
Van – Hmmm… I will continue to work on it.
I’m home from most of my errands. I have a doctor appointment in a few hours. Nothing major 😉
I am still kinda taking a break from the tweets and IM’s. Too many voices in my head these days, but I assure all that I’m in a chipper and fantastic mood. Gosh golly!
WNDR – funny you should mention the levels … I meant to send you an e-mail about that “off-line” an episode or two back and forgot to do so … I guess the fact that THIS episode didn’t remind me to do so, would indicate that you are on the right track 🙂
TEB – can I have a name tag even if I don’t get to go ? 🙁
*wipes tear from eye*
Bunny, I can totally do show notes that day. I usually wait up for the show and hear it the night before anyway. Or early morning. I can do it. I volunteer.
Does your carry on mean you aren’t checking luggage? I’m still trying to determine if I’ll be able to pick my son up from school or if he’ll be going home with a friend. (either of which is fine). If you are checking luggage (which is absolutely positively fine) it will take a little longer at the airport.
I’ve already set up his ride home, but I’m an over-planner.
I think other options should be:
Deadpan is the ONLY way.
Deadpan is the ONLY way I like it.
At first I thought Cj – Deadpan’s 2nd in command of the coat check closet…
One more thing.
Yesterday I saw a movie called 10 Things I Hate About You In an effort to empty my mind of everything in it, I’ve been watching movies that are piling up in my Netflix instant watch queue.
I also watched Nick and Nora’s Infinite Play List.
Enjoyed both movies. They worked as intended and turned my brain off some, but suddenly…something bizarre happened along the way.
I think I fell in love with Heath Ledger. The only thing I’ve ever seen him in previously was Batman sooo… yeah. He’s something else that one.
I think my wife might need the saying “What the hell is Deadpan?” 😉
How about –
Deadpan is THIS way.
There should have been an arrow after that last line
Name tag request sent. 🙂
BTW – For those in the U.S.
The “Cash for appliances” stimulus plan that is about to take place … was an idea I mailed to Dubya when he was running against John Kerry.
My angle was to make sure the stimulus got put right back into the economy WHILE benefiting the average taxpayer WHILE benefiting America’s energy needs by replacing old, energy inefficient appliances.
Dubya ignored me.
I sent the same idea to candidate John Kerry. He thanked me and ask for a donation.
4 years later I sent the same plan to candidates McCain AND Obama.
McCain ignored me.
Obama’s campaign sent me a letter thanking me and assuring me that he was very concerned about finding ways to reduce our energy consumption … and could I send him a donation?
Now we are about to see a mutated form of my plain put into action.
I’m not SAYING that someone out there finally listened to me … but it’s nice to think that maybe …
In the mean time, I’m still waiting to hear back about my plan for government issued pleasure bots.
Hmm must have thought it was a tag.
Lawn Jart without the point
Looks more like a pickaxe.
Thanks for the comment and idea, J0e. A donation would greatly help us to help you further.
How about “I’m with DEADPAN” 😉
Have I told you about the time Joe stole $30 worth of my ideas? No? I didn’t hear about it either.
Back, if only for a few minutes. Now to answer questions:
Cj, I’m bringing lots of… stuff. So I’ll have both a carry on and checked bag. Coming home I expect to have a lot less.
J0e, e-mail me your address and I can send you a name tag as well as a poster if you want.
ditto: If that’s what you want your wife’s badge to say, I can arrange it. It’s amazing how much I’m able to customize 🙂
Ok, now off to buy some beer.
…and I’m back.
Here is what the name tags look like so you can see how they can be customized.
For the public record:
Those badges kick ass, Bunny. Thank you 🙂
Yup, nice work TEB.
CP: Blood Gulch Blues — Trocadero
The badges look great, TEB. 🙂
Awesome badges, TEB. Booo hooo!!
We NEED those stink’n Baches!!!!
Wait, I’m going to be wearing a neon green badger??
I’m printing them on Tuesday, so let me know if you want anything custom by then.
EssBee: The same offer stands for you as for J0e, get me an address and I’ll mail you a badge and poster.
Posters are in Pastels – Pink Ivory, Green, Blue and Yellow.
Heading to dinner at Yusef’s Middle-Eastern Grocery, and Deli. You should envy me… I’m just sayin’
“I’m Deadpan! Ask Me How!”
Should I envy? … or Envoy ?
JB FTW !
“All Your Deadpan are Belong to Us”
I’m thinking these are all urban legends but maybe one or 2 are good for a laugh.
Dan and I are watching Mazes and Monsters – please kill me now.
Make the bad music montage stop.
For all that is good in this world…
Did they really just use footage from Bosom Buddies?
Sometimes life is like a box of 20 sided dice. You never know what you’re gonna roll.
Morning Pan, and so it begins.
TEB – The badges are excellent.
Van – Morning.
I rarely get sucked into TV shows – but – Netflix has all of the old Dexter episodes available for instant viewing.
If you have an old wifi router you may want to break out the wires:
Definitely sweet work on the badges. The enviability factor is high.
Why doesn’t Firefox know how to spell enviability? Doesn’t it know you can wordify anything. Hey, now it’s giving me smack about wordify.
Well, Frack it then.
Finally watch the Caprica pilot..looking forward to the series now.
TEB: Great work! Were I able to attend, I’d stop by just to procure a badge.
Okay, looking for advice. It seems my cable modem (router) is dying. I seem to recall having them available at a Best Buy. So should I pick one up there or get one for my ISP?
Sun only just starting to peek above the horizon.
If anybody is interested, I did finally get my bubble bath last night after MA. 😉
I’ve been up for an hour. There is something wrong with that. I could have been sleeping, but my brain woke me up an hour before I was ready to be awake.
Morning Cj. I’ve been up for two hours already. Sorry, no sympathy here 🙂
Because nothing is more fun than playing chess when you are stoned…
Yup, was up at 5am today.
Welcome to no sympathy day.
The giant and the phantom chess sets were cool.
I wasn’t looking for sympathy 🙂 I was just up at an unusual hour. I don’t regularly wake up at 5am, but I’ve been going to bed earlier so it makes sense that I’d wake up earlier I suppose.
5am is my regular wake up time on weekdays.
5 am is my regular wake up time as well… my body says “OMG It’s fucking early.”
Well, looks like I’m joining the 5am club. At least I’m in good company!
TEB: The wife would like “DEADPAN Live Kettle” on her badge. 🙂
No word on color or name yet, though Mrs. ditto is a big no-no.
I think I’ll go with neon yellow, “DEADPAN for life” and, to use an old name Jack gave me, I’ll go with ditto AKA da greaseman.
CP: 00021 — Alone In The Chaos
I love the Elgin Theater. That’s got character!
I’m not a musician, so perhaps someone can explain to me why in certain musical circles The Eagles are loathed.
Now, there’s a grocery store asking me to spend money.
Arrived safely, and stuck with a bit of deadtime.
Can’t touch this.
Home again. I think my hubby’s going to throw coniptions if I don’t stop spending for my trip
*But honey, I really do need that box of Canadian candy bars for the Deadpan party room*
Quiet in here today.
Time keeps on ticking, ticking…
ditto, if it’s quiet I find rambling on about bubble baths helps 😉
I’ll be in my bunk. 🙂
Yeah, that ballad was pretty good. The Baroness can practice anytime she wants. 🙂
I suppose there will have to be a bubble bath event next weekend.
There is a full bathroom in the Party room. Plus I’m sure Cj has one too for the BBQ, now that I think of it. 😳
I’m sure we can all fit in the tub.
CP: Movers Shakers Makers — The Redwood Plan
ditto, IMHO, the Eagles put out a lot of syrupy, poppy, country-fried drivel, in addition to Hotel California and their handful of other good songs. I think Joe Walsh, Don Henley, and Glenn Frey made their most interesting music on their other projects.
I’ll get my ten-gallon hat.
So is it because they made crap songs or just that those songs were overly popular?
I tend to agree Jack. I own Don Hendley and Joe Walsh albums, but no Eagles.
One of these ni I I I I iee ets….
Jack: re: what you said before your story in this episode: No, of course I don’t feel like you’re stepping on my toes! I actually like it when there are two or more pieces of fiction in the same episode.
Ryah: I’m saving my Pineapple Lumps chocolates from New Zealand for the Deadpan party room. With your Canadian chocolate candy bars, it’ll be an international candy-fest! 🙂
With people bringing regional foods to the Deadpan room, I feel like I’ll have to provide some Cactus Candy or Chili Beer.
I can get some Salt Water Taffy sent from the Jersey shore. . .
Holy cow that GI Joe video was a helluva thing. Especially going with the 80’s era characters. I remembered everyone of them as they came up in the song.
Won’t it be kinda sandy? I’m not a fan of gritty food.
Well, actually, I love grits. Does that count as gritty food?
I wish I could learn to keep my big mouth shut, the weekend is on course to be a complete disaster.
Nobody say, “Kiss my grits.”
Vanamonde – that sucks. I hope your weekend steers back into happier waters.
CP: Mosh Pit — Violent Femmes
*hugs* for Van. I hope it improves quickly!
Kiss my polenta?
Jersey taffy is okay, but I would suggest to stay away from the the Jersey white fish.
Jack, Rhettro: thanks for the Eagles explanation. I can see what you are saying.
Important to note that I only like taffy if it’s super duper stale. That soft stuff just doesn’t do it for me.
Sooooo… make sure it’s fresh and soft so I won’t want to eat it. It might counter-act my efforts at the gym!
CP: Home For A Rest — Spirit Of The West
CP: Innocent — Our Lady Peace
I’d agree that the Eagles’ popularity has also made them “uncool”. Me, I find that “Take it to the Limit” makes them sort of uncool.
Yeah, that’s not such a good song. Looking at their hits, I can definitely see what you are talking about. Personally, I like “Victim of Love” but maybe that’s because it sounds more like something Frey or Henley would have done in their solo careers.
Of course, I’m CP: Mr. Roboto – Styx
– – and enjoying it, so my musical opinion is rendered null and void.
Void and null object to the characterization.
I have no idea what that could even mean…
Void to the null peeps!
I have the 45 of Mr. Roboto and the side B song is my favorite Styx song: Snowblind.
I need a record player.
Cj: I once bought a 45 of the Axel F theme from Beverly Hills Cop. Played it for my 80 year old paternal grandmother. She liked it. Sort of killed 80’s music from there on…
TEB: Now I finally get to request a Badge… Neon Yellow, please
“Dead Pan was THE Fae” (actually, I”m mulling that one over.)
Oh… and HI Pan! Sorry I haven’t been around. Work’s busy.
Hey LJ: I’m assuming you want the actual name to be “Lejon (Some Guy from Chandler)?
Let me know otherwise
– now back to your regularly scheduled Panning
TEB: *smacks own head* um…yes… if that won’t fit, Lejon from Chandler is fine… I’ll know who I am…
DEADPAN was THE Fae;
Lejon (Some Guy from Chandler)
(sometimes I need to do way too much research to add comments like the following)
I actually attend the ’83 Roboto concert so, yea. LOL
Five minutes ’til I drive home and give a cat eye drops. Then onward to EVFN.
I lead an eventful life. The events are trivial, but at least I’m full of them…
First, Jack, I love Dexter.
Second, and I told Jack about this earlier, “grammy winner” Coolio is playing live tonight at a sandwich shop called The Deli Zone here in Longmont, CO. Poor fella.
Third, I was going to make an off color joke about Amy’s pineapple lumps, but Amy, you are too damn sweet — I can’t do it!
Off to grill.
I’d try sending Hot Air from Canelake’s, but last time I sent some to AZ it kind of melted. (Still, Evo was heard to say that “Hot Air is the best thing ever!”)
Ooooh I get to meet Lejon for the second time tonight and this time I’ll know who he is. Jack introduced us once, but that was a while ago and before Lejon was all Deadpan and stuff.
Actually, just looked up the “Dragon Page Wingin It” episode and listened to VM #56 just now and Evo may not have actually said it was the “best thing ever,” but Jack probably had some of that Hot Air, though it sounds like Evo and Summer got to most of it…
“Deadpan and stuff” = dreamy
Just after I hit “submit” Evo did actually declare the Hot Air the “best thing ever” as I remembered it.
Rhettro – if your going to fess up about seeing the “Roboto” concert then I guess I will too. I think I even liked it … but that was long enough ago that I could be wrong.
Oh, and I STILL think “Snowblind” is swell !
Count me a “Snowblind” fan too. 🙂
Oh it was a great concert, although I don’t listen to much Stix these days. I do really like “Miss America” though. 🙂
I also liked “Point of no return.”
Oh wait, that was Kansas wasn’t it?
Or was that the Kansas of Grosse Point?
Hmmm … I’m drawing a Blanc
EssBee: Aw. Thanks. 🙂
One week from today, I will be attending EVFN! WAHOO!
Everything feels better after a fried breakfast..except the internal organs.
I got to rub up against Lejon at EVFN.
So using the wrong things that do seem to work:
Shower gel as shaving cream.
I wouldn’t recommend it for everyday use,but inan emergency (like you forgot to pack the shaving gel) it works.
Oh and I now have an image of Cj as a cat…rubbing up against the legs of people..
Van, wasn’t a breakfast OF internal organs, was it? I know you Brits and your funky pies with kidneys and whatnot…
Hubby still asleep. I should do something about the Saturday mornign laziness of hubbies.
I too will be at EVFN next week!
EssBee, it’s in today’s mail. I doubt you’ll get it by next weekend, especially since it’s crossing the border, but here’s hoping.
I hate it when I think I’m going to be the hero and instead, me = fail.
Had a friend who was changing laptops so she wanted to get her iTunes music off her old laptop, put it on an external drive, install iTunes on the new laptop and have it read her music from the external drive.
I can sooo do this.
So I transfered her library with no problem.
Downloaded iTunes to her new laptop. Ran the install (which took f o r e v e r).
Then tried to start iTunes so I could tell it where to find the music.
ONLY iTUNES WON’T START! 🙁
It keeps giving me an error message saying that it can’t find the iTunes folder which should be located in the “My Music” folder.
Of course, I can clearly see that the iTunes folder IS in the “My Music” folder just where it should be!
So by 1am my friend was falling asleep and clearly disillusioned with me and I had to give up. I simply couldn’t get the damn thing to see what was clearly where it was supposed to be.
J0e, that stinks. It’s bad enough when things don’t work, but when they should obviously be working and don’t it really REALLY sucks!
Computers iz our friend.
Keep repeating that until you believe.
My IPod is getting old and senile, yelling at IPhones to get off its lawn, driving 10mph in the left lane with the blinker on for miles, hoarding random household items in its sock drawer. . . . It will soon need to be laid to rest.
There must be an iTunes alternative for when I transition to a new one. I’m not 100% sold on Winamp.
Winamp is okay, not great, but okay.
I stopped using iTunes the second time it crashed and wiped out all of settings and subscriptions. I’ll second Rhettro on Winamp. My only advice on that is don’t load any additional skins. It’s always made my Winamp (when I had it) to be extra-crashy. I have no advice past that. I don’t own an iPod, and if I did, I’d put rockbox on it.
Had an extremely emotionally draining day. Going to drown it all in cheap crap sake.
I’m still pretty durned behind in my podcasts, but catching up. Anyhow, I just heard the last Unshow yesterday. I’m jazzed to hear that there will be more fiction in the Deadpan. Jack, do you have any stipulations on fiction, like exclusivity, or anything like that?
Jack does have a theory and that theory, being his, IS his theory and the theory that he has.
?# – you should call Jack’s comment line and give us an update on the progress of the cheap Sake.
I have never had any trouble with iTunes in my own Mac-based universe.
Works as advertised and does all I ask it to.
Now as for PC’s … please see my anguished post from earlier today.
justa J0e: I’ll consider it if I start slurring my words.
As far as the PC deal goes, I’m mostly useless unless I’m in front of the box. The only thing I encountered similar to this was a problem with permissions (Who knew Windows USED permissions?).
ditto: here’s a podcast that (amongst other things) talks a bit about the “perfect” microkernel.
My wife has gotten me drunk. I think she plans to take advantage of me.
She’ll probably succeed.
I’m home from a fun day of swimming and partying like a 4 year old. Hey… they know how to party!
Ed, sounds like your wife is one lucky lady – smart too! (Something tells me she didn’t need to get you drunk)
i1, Hope you have a better day tomorrow, although too much sake could turn tomorrow mornings head into a brick. Sending *hugs* your way.
I was going to send yet another message saying “that is all” but I have one more thing to say at this moment.
We are recording LLAP tonight. Maybe I’ll have a drink before we record – for entertainment purposes only.
Ed: No, don’t do it! Wait, what —
Cj: Thanks much! 🙂
So far going to bed with an asprin and a glass of water has kept the hangover ogres at bay. Especially for a lightweight like me.
Good luck Ed!
So tonight my six year old daughter has discovered the joys of playing drums in Rock Band. I can still hear the “CLACK CLACK CLACK!” in the distance. LOL
Alright, listening to the Slice VM show this morning and the topic of the “Cleavage Heroes Poster” came up. Naturally, I had to do the Google for educational purposes. So, first off, this is what they’re talking about:
But, cruising through the site, I found what I want for a lunchbox:
Man, I can’t wait for this one to come back.
And, just to round things out:
Can’t wait for this one either.
I’m probably the last person on Earth to know about this. But if not, good for a chuckle until your head begins to hurt.
Weekend did turn arround thankfully.
Although I hate iTunes for it slowness on a PC, that the only problem I’ve had.
Seriously, who thought that last link from i# was a good idea? They need a thwack upside the head to put some sense in it.
this is interesting. I got a 92.9% positive result when I typed my name in
Of course I got a 94.4% positive when I typed my cat’s name in.
😥 people like my cat more than they like me 😥
Of course, if I type in my full name (first & last) it just explodes.
Not really, but it can’t give any results. It says, “Conclusion: Even the internet is not quite sure about you.”
TEB: I’ll grant you it’s not as good as the Flying Spaghetti Monster. And I can’t read more than a line or two of “l33t-sp34k” before I get a headache.
and finally: “Conclusion: The internet is mainly positive on the subject of jack mangan, according to Google”
I could have told it that 🙂
I still think the Bible in lolcat speak is just stupid.
and so is this…
If this is real, it’s kind of cool in a scary sort of way.
Wow, that’d be like the Daily Prophet newspaper!
A very strange yet somehow addictive game
0% on everything when using my real name.
TEB: That picture is indeed stupid, but man did it make me laugh!
My last name is largely negative, but my full name is zero across the board. I wonder what we did?
Well, I’m off.
A friend of mine is having a birthday brunch.
Well, thanks to some author who has the same name that I do, I score a 100% negative across all search engines using my first and last name.
Pretty impressive, I must say. Though, I’m surprised there were only six hits.
Everyone is tweeting about this site today and you have to go there to see why…
So far, this one frightens me the most.
Re:LOL cats translation
Man, some people have no clue when a joke has gone beyond it’s “funny-ness”.
It’s not the subject mater that makes this a bad idea … it’s that a tiny little bit of lol cats is plenty.
At best, “LOL cats” rates (on average) only a mild chuckle. Certainly not a funny enough joke to warrant this much effort.
I iz in ur joke running it N2 te ground!
A comment about “Cloud Computing” –
“Anyone who has suffered through a drought knows the downside of entrusting your fate to the clouds.”
Right! We never play out a joke for years around here. . . um. . .
justa J0e: Yeah, I can certainly agree with that.
On the subject of cloud computing, Ubuntu One, Canonical’s Dropbox-esque service has recently posted several users’ file and folder names publicly when it crashed. Good job, folks!
Politics is like English and its in the pool.
*it’s not its
I, too, got 0% on everything using my full name. I got 64.1% positive using just my last name.
Oh, I forgot to mention re: Winamp. That’s actually how I found this podcast. Meeeemorieeeeeeeessssss………
I really should slide by here more often.
I’m planning on attending the Deadpan events this upcoming weekend, but not the Con, so I guess I need a badge. Plain colored if possible, neon green if I must choose. And it should probably say spellwight. I’m not around here often enough for an aka name.
So… is there a reason they don’t say Deadpan is the Muthafu%&ing Way?
I’m around annoyingly often and I don’t have an A.K.A. name, at least none people will tell me.
But, hi Debbie. How are you? I don’t know you, but this here wine is making me less nasty to those around me for the next several seconds.
I would like to be clothed in neon green. Can we make this happen?
Hi imag1nametoolong, I’ve been around a while I just don’t follow the comments. I’m a IRL friend of Jack, CJ, ditto, Lejon, Justajoe, and some of the others. I met Jack when I was a regular on Wingin It and we’ve been friends since.
AFAIK there is such a thing as neon green body paint, so have at it.
Happy Sunday, DP.
I just returned home from celebrating my parents’ 40th anniversary with Sly B.
ditto, how’d the tuna turn out?
I’m thrilled that you’re going to make it, Debbie!
Star Trek Slave Girl Green isn’t quite neon, is it?
Quick hop in.
He Debbie! I also listen to you on Evo@11!
I can have your badge say “Deadpan is the Muthafu%&ing Way”
or even replacing the %$ with ck if you want. A few people have asked for custom badges. Just let me know.
He = Hey
I love that Bunny “hops” in.
Absolutely, Bunny. I want it to say Muthafucking. Just for me!
Well, and I guess anyone else who wants it too.
The new iPhone FB app is a big improvement.
The only reason the name tags are in neon is because the labels were on sale.
Ditto, don’t forget to get me a name for the Mrs. Feel free to e-mail me if you don’t want it out on the board.
Here’s a silly question/request, probably for Cj or Jack. Can I get a Sharpie or something for the party room? I plan to have a bunch of generic name tags as well for those attending the party but not the con and didn’t ask for a “special” tag. If anybody is there that wants a tag, they can write their own name on them.
I was actually hoping you could maybe have a wall of shame for those of us that won’t be making it and put my name tag up there. Maybe on one of the posters or something. Then at some point drunk in the evening … I mean late in the evening you can drink a toast to us losrs
That’s easy to do J0e. You can even request colour and customization if you want 🙂
EssBee asked me to mail her a tag and poster so she could be with us in spirit.
I usually have Sharpies at my house whenever I have a party so people can label their drink cups like this one:
So, you can just take a sharpie or 2 with you.
If I remember, I’ll pick up some extras when I finish my BBQ shopping!
Not only do I need to finish cleaning my house for those of you visiting, but I need to clean my car too!
Yay! Stella is getting a bath!
My house needs straightening too. Lordy.
Or throw darts at them.
Shout out to Essbee, was it a new True Blood episode last night or a repeat?
New True Blood last night, Van.
Good morning, DP! I managed to get up, work out, and do the dishes this morning. Now I’m off to the showers and work. Have a great day, y’all!
Debbie: Thanks for filling me in.
Monday. Back to work. Wasn’t I JUST here?
Oh, and I did a little something with Lyx yesterday. I so far find it quite shiny.
Still kind of dark here.
I’m printing labels tomorrow so you have 24 hours to get your custom orders in 🙂
Last bank holiday in the UK today till Xmas.
Having a lazy day.
Lazy days are sometimes the best way to go.
I will be missing this week work is going to be “Fun”.
Best of luck, Wolf.
Just finished downloading LLAP, cool
Good morning to you
Good morning to you
The day is beginning there’s so much to do…
Good morning to you
La la la
If Riker were a real man, he would have accepted the offer to breast feed 😉
Debbie: Hello again!
TEB: Will get that to you tonight.
EssBee: Turned out pretty good. Sushi seems to be easy to make, but hard to make well.
We’ve talked the whole night through,
Good mornin’ to you.
Good mornin’, good mornin’!
It’s great to stay up late,
Good mornin’, good mornin’ to you.
When the band began to play
The sun was shinin’ bright.
Now the milkman’s on his way,
It’s too late to say goodnight.
So, good mornin’, good mornin’!
Sunbeams will soon smile through,
Good mornin’, good mornin’, to you,
And you, and you, and you!
We’ve gabbed the whole night through.
Good morning, good morning to you.
Nothin’ could be grander than to be in Louisiana
In the morning,
In the morning,
It’s great to stay up late!
Good mornin’ to you.
It might be just a zippy
If you was in Mississipi!
When we left the movie show
The future wasn’t bright
But tame is gone
The show goes on
And I don’t wanna say good night
So say, Good Mornin’!
Rainbow is shining through
Good morning to you.
Waka laka laka wa
Waka laka laka wa…
Ole, toro, Bravo!
This movie brought to you by MicroSoft…
Good morning mister sunshine,
you brighten up my day,
come sit beside me
in your way.
I’ll see you every morning,
outside the restaurants,
the music plays
That movie fed into all the fears certain groups had for D & D
Still loving Arkham Asylum.
I bet it will be in the running for all the Game of the Year lists.
Cj always wins at scrabble.
Yes, talk about mom! Moms are great to gossip about.
Vesper was a Bond girl in Casino Royal
My arch-enemy gave me a scar below my eyebrow when I was a bout six.
a bout = about
Exactly ditto! I am Canadian after all 😆
When I first heard it, I thought it was a joke. Disney buys Marvel for $4B.
I love this: Are you an Eco-Douchebag?
My kitty Kat is guarding my suitcase. I’m starting to feel guilty.
Disney can buy me for $4 Billion 🙂
I pack only a few hours before I leave. The pets suspect NOTHING! Muwahahahahahahahahahaha!
TEB: It would be hard to say no, wouldn’t it? 😉
CP: Sister Europe — The Psychedelic Furs
I can’t do anything just a few hours ahead of anything – it drives my hubby nuts.
Besides I have to get up at 3am. I guarantee I won’t be packing then.
CP- HowStuffWorks – Tech Stuff
Prepare yourselves for the “Disnification” of all your favorite Marvel characters.
(Full Disclosure: JAJ owns shares of Disney)
I personally think it would be fun to see Wolverine break out into song 😆
He can even provide his own percussion accompaniment.
Xavier and Magneto can do a duet
I’m sure someone has already suggested this, but…
MediaMonkey. I don’t know if it does iPod support, but! Out of Windows Media Player, iTunes, WinAMP, MediaMonkey, and Sony’s SonicStage – only one has not eaten my damn files. I have 12 gig of messed up, duplicated, incorrectly tagged music files because all of them are fervent in the belief that I couldn’t possibly know what I want done with my files.
(A little angry.)
“A pill to make you dumb
a pill to make you numb
a pill to make you anybody else.
But all the the drugs in this world
won’t save her from herself.”
Actually, that’s not fair. WinAMP never ate my files. It was only so blisteringly ugly that I was unable to find the play button. That was the version before it got bought up, so perhaps it got better later.
Wolf, taking a bite outta “Fun.”
Oh God, NS
… just … oh my
TEB: I’d appreciate an “Ed from Texas” badge for my non-attendance. Perhaps someone whose attending can volunteer to wear it on my behalf. I’ll leave it to the wisdom of the crowd to decide if that’s a blessing or a curse 🙂
Ed, things are in the works. What colour would you like your badge to be, pink, yellow or green – If I don’t get a reply the default colour is pink.
10 bucks says Ed wants pink.
With a pretty bow.
Keeping in mind I’m printing them tomorrow about this time so the clock’s ticking if you want to change…
Oh. There is a follow up…
I’m also accepting name request by other people for those who have not sent in a personal request. So, unless you want someone else to come up with your name tag…
Names I’m missing from those confirmed (and Maybe) going to the BBQ:
Evo Terra (and presumably Shelia)
Accepting name tag request for them now. e-mail them to me. First choice will, obviously, be by the people themselves. If I don’t get something from them but do receive multiple name choices from others, I’ll pick one a random.
Sorry, not BBQ – Party Room
Again, if I’m not given a colour, default colour is pink.
So Disney now owns all of the Marvel characters – – doesn’t Universal Studios still have Spider-Man and Hulk rides?
I’m waiting for the announcements. X-Men: First Class VS Thousand Acres!!
Yup! Hubby went to Universal Studios earlier in the year and went on those rides.
Give Evo the name “Evo AKA Jack 1.0” 😉
Or should that be 3.1? 😉
CP: Raspberry Swirl — Tori Amos
This one isn’t quite as excellent as the first one. But it is Wolverine breaking out into song, as the good Energizer Bunny requested:
*whiny voice* Make it stop!
Ohhh, Flash Gordon showed up in today’s mail.
Home from meeting my son’s Pre-K teacher. I like her. Win! He didn’t want to leave the classroom. Double Win!
Tomorrow will be the 1st day of having 2 entire hours all to myself.
I may faint.
Flash (oooaaah) will make it better.
I’m trying to see the point of Google desktop.
I’ve actually give first choice of Evo’s name tag to another, ditto.
My hubby uses Google aps almost exclusively, Van. Don’t know the appeal but can ask him tonight when he gets home if you want.
give = given
Fingers are not working today, and I’m even at my computer not my touch 🙂
Well Hugh Jackman was in Oklahoma on a London stage, so Wolverine breaking into song ain’t such a dumb idea.
I’m ‘sposed to be sleeping. What is the correct way to say goodnight? Mush? What is mush? Besides being mushie?
No, Hugh Jackman breaking into song is not a dumb idea; Wolverine breaking into song is.
Hugh Jackman is not hot. I don’t see the appeal.
So is a women on FB with the initials SB (who is friends with TEB, Ed, JB, Lejon, ditto and Wolf) a Deadpan fan?
Ah but at least HJ playing Wolverine, W will sing in tune.
No – she tried to add me today as well as a friend of mine. I don’t know who she is.
Looks like another spammer Cj:
Honestly, I didn’t even think of it. I saw she was friends with just about every other DeadPanite I knew, I just added her without thinking. If nobody else knows who she is, I may delete her.
Yep. I never add people just based on who they know because some people just accept everyone. I won’t add anyone to FB unless I have some sort of relationship with them already.
I’ve deleted her. If I was wrong, I apologize and refriend me and let me know who you are.
nine times out of ten I’m the same way, however I meet so many people through cons etc, I sometimes forget who’s who.
I deleted her too. I thought she was someone else, especially based on friends of friends. I didn’t like her posts so I was considering this anyway.
A friend who isn’t Deadpan also received a request from her and I see other people I know who have accepted her. She appears to have gone through and requested people just based on them knowing people. She’s definitely spamming.
I did however, make Debbie a friend today 🙂
Debbie is awesomeness in a cute little package!
On another note… End of month is coming at a really bad time.
I have better things to do, like washing Stella and mopping floors. Arg!
Yeah, I’m currently working on end of month stuff. Then tomorrow another late work day.
CP: Do You Wanna Date My Avatar? – The Guild
I’m in conversation with a woman on FB who wants me to be boring so I don’t complicate her life.
I do tend to meet them on FB.
Pink it is. I’m just full of surprises.
And, yeah, I thought that woman was someone connected to Deadpan based on the list of common friends.
“It’s a TRAP!”
Channeling boomtown rats:
AND YOU’VE BEEN CAUGHT!
Boring is good, Van. I like my boring life.
Lunch Time! Yum!
I have an acquaintance who has been having the worst luck I’ve ever seen:
In the last year he had a heart attack so had surgery for that
He was renovating his house so had his entire library in his garage which was set on fire by arsonists
Now he’s been diagnosed with cancer.
As a side note, his wife is completely blind (this is not new, but does add to the whole thing).
I wouldn’t have believed it if I didn’t know this person myself.
I’ve had so many problems with external battery packs for the iPhone I have to wonder if these things ever work to spec for users out in the wild (and not magazine reviewers).
Just about to send another one back. Battery life decreased significantly after a week and the status indicator doesn’t work properly (two lights are suppose to indicate 50% charge remaining..yet battery fades after 30 minutes.
The way I handle such things TEB is that these things just happen and sometimes you are screwed no matter what you do right.
Actually make that a lot of the time.
Yeah, I got caught in the trap, too. Going to remove that person now, since I probably wouldn’t listen to her podcast.
Ok, had chicken sandwiches for lunch and rocked out to the Boomtown Rats
Now have the vacuum running in the background while I print DP posters and go back to doing work.
CP: The HotSpot podcast
I think the creation of a Deadpan, “Social media Handshake” is required now.
Something simple. Like say, either the requester or the requested sends a note that says “Deadpan is the …”
and the other person responds back with really just about anything.
A spammer would probably either NOT respond or would ask for more clarity or something like that.
Just think’n again.
Nomad, Re: the mush
Just keep in mind that the great green room is NOT beyond the green door.
When I send a friend request to a DPer I usually put in a note saying “DeadPan’s Energizer Bunny” so people know who I am.
Curiously enough, when I send death threats to public officials I too put in a note saying â€œDeadPanâ€™s Energizer Bunnyâ€ .
Is that wrong?
Only if your threat’s are idle.
Just kidding. 😀
I always sign that stuff “Evo Terra”.
Probably more believable
justa J0e = The Unagizer Bomber.
I only friend people I know and that would know me. For instance, I’ve friended Tee but not Sigler. It just keeps things simpler for me.
Joe likes eel that much? 😉
CP: Send A Little Love Token — The Duke Spirit
The 2nd part in the United Breaks Guitars saga:
What is an apology going to actually achieve?
I’m under the opinion there should be a statute of limitations on apologies. This one is slightly better because it was close enough in time that his immediate relatives might be still alive to hear it. It’s the ones done several centuries later that make me scratch my head.
Arrggggg! I’m tired of spreadsheets!
Sorry, just had to get that out.
A public apology/condemnation of old bigotry/stupidity will undoubtedly come across as a bunch of eloquent, empty words. I believe the Vatican got around to its apology to Galileo sometime in the 90s. The 1990s.
He no longer cares.
That said – – Turing does deserve more respect in the history books than he gets.
And – I’m really digging this “Generation M Manifesto”:
(ok, I’ll come back later and post something silly)
BTW, Susan Bartelstone is a podcaster (in FL I think) who Evo does work for IRL. She has a radio show/podcast on women’s safety, so she’s not really an evil spammer. She might just be friending people on Facebook that Evo knows so she can get to know people. Not much of a conversationalist though. Maybe she is just trying to broaden her listener base. Who knows. It’s up to you.
Don’t you hate when you see a tweet or post on Facebook that might be of interest to a specific person you know and you can’t remember who it is? And when you finally remember who the guitar collector is, you can’t remember who sent out the post about a huge sale on collector guitars?
Thanks, Debbie. That does clarify things.
Debbie: Isn’t that the truth? I wish you could star items and they would stay in a folder, just like gmail. Then you could visit them later at your convenience.
Who’s selling guitars?
…wait, on second thought I don’t want to know. My hubby already has too many of the things.
Hubby’s on the way home. Time to make supper.
Don’t forget, if you have any tag requests get them in to me by morning.
I ignored Susan’s friend request before I saw this. I have too many work ppl trying to “friend” me. I probably ignore 10 for every 1 I accept.
I was friends with Debbie, but got dumped. Boo hoo.
It was definitely a Monday today.
I’ve only dumped one person on Facebook lately. Who are you? I’ll put you back, I promise! Now I’m feeling all guilty and shit.
EssBee rejected SB on FB?
Debbie, it’s been awhile! I’ll “friend” you again. I’m Kris O.
ZMOG WOW Kerplewie!
Just finished the latest Escape Pod episode — it was a good one!
How ’bout blue and “Dead Pan Handler”?
I just totally forgot what I was doing. Zoning out again FTW!
Just had my first spat on FB 🙁
Morning Pan, fun over, back to work today.
Debbie: Thanks for the clarification.
Wow – I’m tired at midnight. Maybe I’ll make the wise choose.
My name is mush.
WW2 propaganda posters:
That’s an excellent link, Van.
This one is just kinda amusing:
What happened, Van?
Oh, I see. It’s your image – you should get to decide.
Well, DP, I’ve worked out and now there’s no getting around it. It’s time to shower and head to work. Boo.
Have a great day!
Introduced hubby to the wonders that was Flash Gordon last night. Turns out he never saw it before.
The fact that I’ve seen more B SF movies, does it say more about me or about him?
Rhett, if that was a name tag request, I don’t have blue.
Green, Yellow or Pink – all in neon are your choices.
With any luck, I’ll be able to sneak out to the bank today to get some US cash.
After talking with Cj, we’ll be opening the party room on Sunday around 4pm, Although I’ll probably start setting it up about 3ish.
My suitcase weighs 42 lbs. I had to go on line to make sure I wasn’t overweight. According to the US Airways website, I can pack another eight pounds of stuff.
# does that fall under the saying, “if you can’t say something nice…”?
If you can’t nipple something nice …
… I say, “nipple something naughty. ”
Can’t I “nipple something naughty” regardless? 😳
Just finished printing out name tags. I’m not sure how many blank generic ones we’ll need. I did about 60 extra – I’m very optimistic 🙂
Now… can I fit it in my suitcase?
Truth be known … I find a naught nipple very nice! 8)
y? Because we like you!
I know naught of what you speak, J0e 😉
Well, I’m sneaking out for half an hour to go to the bank. Hopefully no emergencies will come up at work while I’m away.
Green it is!
TEB: – just make sure you’ve got some margin in that suitcase to bring any extra acquisitions home.
Oh, Ed, Ed, Ed – how little you know me! 90% of what I’m taking to Arizona will not be coming back with me. I’ll have LOTS of room to refill it 🙄
My turn to ask. I have a friend request from a DKJ. Seems to be friends with a few Panites. Do I know him?
The initials don’t trigger anything for me, but I can’t get to FB from work. So, not much help from me right now.
I see Cj’s a friend so I hope that bodes well.
Hubby forgot his lunch at home. Hopefully he’ll be able to puppy dog one of his co-workers or he’ll be real hungry when he gets home tonight.
Don’t teachers get access to the cafeteria? It might even be Salisbury Steak day.
That’s only high school, Jack. At lease here in Canada. Hubby’s in middle school, no cafeteria.
I spent half a day entering data unto a spreadsheet…I empathise with TEB and Cj at last!
Back to normal tomorrow..yah!
Found in my local community newsletter:
Today we morn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.
He will be remembered has having cultivated such valuable lessons as: Knowing when to come in out of the rain; Why the early bird gets the worm; Life isnâ€™t always fair; and maybe it was my fault. Common Sense lived by simple, sound finance policies (donâ€™t spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge)
His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a s year old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition; Common Sense lost ground when parents attached teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to don in disciplining their unruly children.
It declined ever further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an Asprin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion. Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.
Common Sense took a beating when you couldnâ€™t defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault. Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.
Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason. He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, I Want It Now, Someone Else Is To Blame and Iâ€™m a Victim.
Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.
Very Cool and sad too.
Well, I think it’s time to put some food in my gullet.
Get your old Gameboys out:
Can’t I just download an app for my touch?
According to the weather thing on my Touch, there might be rain this weekend in Arizona 🙁
I see Cj’s hiding her head, presumably in spreadsheet hell, today 😉
God knows, that’s where I am 🙁
For a word that holds so much potential (“spread” and “sheet”) … it really falls short.
Hi. Actually my day went like this:
Took son to first day of school (see pics on facebook)
Took daughter to school.
Went to gym. Showered. Enjoyed empty house for 30 minutes.
Picked son up. Went to Target so we’d have napkins and toilet paper for Deadpan guests.
Set son up with Play-Doh Table.
Read Deadpan … oh… here I am.
Spreadsheet Hell shall now commence.
Maybe you’ll see some lightning. AZ gets some pretty impressive storms – – at least compared to NJ.
And yes – spreadsheets are a pretty poor source of innuendo. No one has ever said: “I wanna macro like an animal”.
Would it help if I said my spreadsheets include pivot tables?
Oh yeah, that will definitely resize my column.
I personally like spreadsheets with “add ins” 😉
It’s nice to “fill” my “cells”?
It’s also fun to split the panes
Ok, this really isn’t helping me work.
If any of you need help with your cell width, I can fiddle around with it until everything fits just right.
Would that be the right formula to insert an object in the footer?
Maybe we should consolidate the group then import external data?
We could create a chart to monitor the ups and downs of your performance.
Really… must… get… away… from… spreadsheets…
Of course, this is all before we check for updates
Yeah. You don’t want to get an object insertion error.
And we must also compare the sheets side by side…
Don’t forget, we must use protection
especially when sharing our workbook
My workbook requires that I repeatedly use the auto-fill function.
And we haven’t even started on doing a group outline on comparing customized scenarios
I think I’ll research conditional formatting
Ans we all want a little validation, especially when we have online collaboration.
with my spreadsheets I sometimes have to use shared workspace.
And who said spreadsheets don’t have sexual style?
I also like to use text wrap and merge my cells
I also constantly hiding and unhiding my data
When using conditional formatting don’t forget to follow the top/bottom rules.
Ok, really must get back to work.
CP: Victim Of Change – Judas Priest
CP: Super Trouper – ABBA
CP: Toast Of The Town – MÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e
CP: Learning to Fly – Tom Petty
CP: The Mountain – Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)
Oh, oh, one more:
It helps to have a spreadsheet right in front of you. Then you can pull down the menus and see what pops up.
CP: Love is Blinding – The High Violets
CP: Il Cimento Dell’armonia E Dell’inventione, Op. 8 Nos. 1-4: Le Quattro S –
I feel like I should be smoking a pipe and wearing a dinner jacket.
CP: Simple – Collective Soul
CP: Pigeon Camera — The Tragically Hip
Welcome to the party, ditto!
Have you guys seen this new Pink video? I don’t know if it’s actually new, but it’s very War of the Roses… I heard the song for the first time this morning and I loved it so I looked up the video and it cracked me up.
Yeah, i’ve seen it before Cj. I actually found it disturbing.
CP: The Memory Remains – Metallica
I think it’s supposed to be disturbing. It was just funny because when I heard it the first time, I thought it was interesting, but to see the spin she really put on it in the video just reminded me of that movie and when she blows the kiss at the end, you just know she’s completely psycho.
Why for am I not getting my final two reports? I just know they’ll show up about the time I leave in a couple of hours.
CP: Teeny Tiny Gnome – The Monkees
Having some surreal WTF moments at work. I can’t wait for my vacation.
CP: Fully Completely — The Tragically Hip
Great song on a great album from a great band.
My my, who would have thought spreadsheets could be so stimulating.
You would miss out on the groovy GB Tetris theme tune TEB.
Maybe Jack could do a more ‘rock’ version:
CP: The Eyes of Medusa – Symphony X
I’ve been in my bunk.
CP: a very long phone call.
TEB – does your phone have a “shuffle” button ? 😀
God, sometimes I wish it were so. (isn’t that call waiting)
Still on the phone
I’m about 1/2 done with my first spreadsheet.
Considering a lunch break before I go pick up my daughter from school.
I wish my house was self-cleaning.
CP: (Mama) You Got to Love Your Negro Man – Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
No longer on the phone – yeah!
As I’m still waiting for reports, I figure I’ll be working quite late tonight.
Procrastination is the mother of innuendo. Around here at least. . .
CP: I Would Love To – Steve Vai
What’s that you said about my mother?
CP: Nero Sighted – Star Trek
CP: Giant Hands [Kevvy Mental’s Hand In Hand In Hands Remix] — You Say Party! We Say Die!
Yeah, one of my reports is in!
With spreadsheets, it’s important that the columns get great headers.
Dewey Cox? Yes it appears Jack is correct.
CP: While My Heart Is Still Beating – Roxy Music
Rhett, it’s the soundtrack from the movie of the same name.
Which leads to the question, is there such things as bad headers?
CP: Shut Yo Face – South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
My shuffle is having fun this afternoon
CP: River Lady – Roger Whittaker
CP: Supermoves – Animatrix
CP: Ballerina 12/24 – Steve Vai
Retrieved 2nd child from school.
Ate granola bar and some carrots.
Diving back into my spreadsheets.
Oooohh ooooh I’m on fire.
Well. . . . even less-than-stellar headers are still extremely helpful for sorting data.
And always appreciated. cough.
CP: Bloody Kisses – Type O Negative
CP: To Where You Are – The High Violets
Well, I’m off. Must think about food. Then MA. Then back to more sheeting goodness.
Hey there Pan! — I’ve been sick *coff, coff*
This is sort of a Drive By, I’m still catching up from the weekend.
TEB: I’m bringing my wife to the DP party, can she get a badge too?
Her Alias is “Madwrtr”
What colour LJ?
I’ll try my best, LJ. I was sort of serious about this morning being the deadline. It’s month end and I have a ton of work to get done before I leave on Thursday. Tonight I’m taking off for a couple of hours but fully expect to be at my desk until quite late after that.
Let me know what colour and I’ll see what I can do tomorrow morning.
Happy Birthday Ed?
I always thought Jagermeister was Madwater.
It does appear that Wednesday is Ed’s birthday. Happy Birthday, Ed!
Finished my first spreadsheet of the day – the big one.
Time to take a break with the kids and will continue tomorrow morning. I think I have a parenty thing I’m supposed to go to at the school tonight.
TEB: I knew I was cutting a fine hair. She can have a handmade one when we get there. Don’t fret 😉
Oh, and a brief note about Rainstorms in Arizona:
Rainstorms in Arizona are like Virginity after prom: There isn’t much to begin with, and what little there is doesn’t last long…
Well, it was bound to happen. I am going to have a pseudonym collision. I’m FB-friending. Mind you, I barely use it.
Okay, I’ve sent out friend requests to random people with very dumb sayings. No, they were packets of brilliance. Yeah, that’s it. I just took the links from the DP FB page, since I’m lazy.
Sounds nasty i
The collision and not the friend invite
I take it JN is not your real name?
Happy Birthday, Ed! It seems that you already have everything you could ever want, but here’s hoping you get more.
Vanamonde: Yeah, but it’s too big a deal. I have more 🙂
That is correct. I thought it was a fun cyberpunk-esque kinda name.
I was going to wait until tomorrow, but I’ll say it now: Happy Birthday, Ed!
too = not too ^ *d’oh!*
Malicious fake Firefox add-on spotted: http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=4164
I go to work and the bar turns into accounting porn?
I think there’s nothing better than a hot pivot table, m’self.
That thread was stunning to read. I would’ve been way outta my league in that exchange.
It’s Wednesday here, night Pan.
I bet you guys in Arizona are really smoked out from the L.A. fires, because we have a lot of smoke here. We can’t see the mountains at all and my eyes are burn-y. And Amy, how are you and your family faring?
This one goes out to Cj and any of you Six Degrees fans:
I had a friend posit me with the following challenge:
Link Leonard Nimoy to William Shatner, going through DeForest Kelley, only using movies that are not Star Trek films.
Leonard Nimoy was in Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) with James Garner who was in Twilight (1998) with Henry Fonda who was in Warlock (1959) with DeForest Kelly who was in Gunfight at the OK Corral (1957) with Dennis Hopper who was in The Outrage (1964) with Paul Newman who was in Tell Them Who You Are (2004) with William Shatner.
And that’s that.
So, does this mean I’m already 37 in Europe? I don’t think I’ve ever gotten birthday greetings from the future before….
Well, in another hour, I’ll be caught up anyway. But, will I still be only 36 to the folks in AZ?
I think I just hurt myself.
Now I’ve seen everything.
I have never watched all that many music videos, but I did enjoy the subversive humor of the two p!nk (is that right?) MVs I did catch.
Also – Roger Whittacker. Wow. I haven’t heard him since I moved out of my parents house years ago. He’s the one that whistles Greensleeves?
Happy Born Day wishes to Ed. It Wednesday for me, so it’ll only be a few more hours till it is for you.
EssBee: So far, so good. We don’t live within sight of any smoke that might be rising from the L.A. area. We do, however, live in a town surrounded by undeveloped hills and vineyard country. If there were a fire nearby, we could be at risk, but thankfully, there isn’t one nearby.
Good Night, Pan!
We’re supposedly getting some fires of our own in northern AZ. Still haven’t seen any smoke around Phoenix.
Avoid Telephone Boxes today Ed.
Happy Bday, Ed!
Congratulations on another successful trip around the sun Ed!
My first impression of Firefox 3.5.2 is FAIL
It won’t show the page formatting for the Deadpan and it is NOT compatible with the “Tiny URL” plug-in.
Should have stuck to my long standing philosophy of … “If it works, DON’T UPGRADE”!
Hark! I hear the cry of a wild spreadsheet. I must go and wrastle it into submission.
Happy Birthday Ed!!!!
My outlook came up with a reminder I’m going to Arizona tomorrow. Go figure.
Lj, I got more done than I expected so I’ll have time to print extra tags. I’ll do your wife’s in the same colour I printed yours in.
Ed: But don’t forget, if you were in Europe, you’d measure your years in metric.
justa J0e: What’s wrong with the Deadpan page? I’ve got the newest Firefox on both my Windows and Linux boxes without issue (flash notwithstanding).
The DP Page worked fine for me on the new FF up until I got home last night. Now it’s all bright and white.
Van sent me this
Good morning, Pan!
I’m already in Arizona. Go figure.
I have got to finish cleaning this house.
Those of you coming to visit, please don’t judge me based on my cluttered surfaces should I not de-clutter them all. 🙂
My second load of laundry is now in. Now I’m going to check in at the airline.