Jack Mangan’s Deadpan #137: Live Duel of the Fates

Duel of the Show Notes.

Jack Manganรขโ‚ฌโ„ขs Deadpan #137: Live Duel of the Fates

The Deadpanmmmmm meetup happened! Bunches of recording happened. Here is one. The Live Duel of the Fates recorded at the Love Long and Prosper Studios (http://www.lovelongandprosper.com/podcast/)

Participating in this live Duel of the Fates
Dan Shaurette
Dan’s Fiancee Michelle
The Energizer Bunny
Amy Bowen
Evo – aka Vanna

You can find most of these wonderful people at their various podcasts
Out of the Coffin (http://www.outofthecoffin.com/)
Evo @ 11 (http://evoat11.com/)
Love Long and Prosper (http://www.lovelongandprosper.com/podcast/)

Choosing three characters
Team Firefly – Inara
Team Controllers – Indiana Jones
Team One Sheet To The Wind – James Bond

Who is the most iconic? – James Bond
Who would win in a fight – Indiana Jones

Greasy nipple comments read by EssBee
The Energizer Bunny
Ed From Texas
The Energizer Bunny
Vanamonde (first of the week)

Back to Live Duel of the Fates

Love Prowess – Tie James Bond & Inara
Rotating Category; Who would make a better Santa Clause – Indiana Jones
Finally; Why should your character win?… Listen to the podcast to find out

Send in content: 206-350-Tomi (8664) or e-mail: sphericaljackmatgmaildotcom

629 thoughts on “Jack Mangan’s Deadpan #137: Live Duel of the Fates

  1. I’m here. Finally. Thanks, Van, the Opera Mini loads Deadpan almost instantly, while the Webkit browser that comes with the G1 chokes about 95% of the time. Curiously, most other sites work okay, so it must be a WordPress issue…

  2. Good morning.

    I still have no a/c. It’s only 87 in the house at the moment, but I predict that will go up in the next 10 minutes and so on. So, since it was too hot to run my computer yesterday and I’m horribly behind on work, after I take these children to their schools, I’m heading to my favorite coffee shop with WiFi so I can get some work done.

    What a pain in the butt!

  3. It’s not so much that I won’t admit to being lost. It is more that no one seems to understand that I get lost in order to get found.

    Which is why I showed up at work almost 6 hours late one night. I’d tried to take a new route and ended up in a town I’d never heard of before. Where was I? In Ware.

  4. Oh and Van, I find it difficult to imagine a time when you didn’t have firsties. Perhaps back in the 2000 nipple days…. that was long before Trucker started cranking about … what was that? Podtaint? That’s how I found out about Deadpan. What was my point? I don’t remember. Should go back to working on sleep. Night folks.

  5. OK. Time to start closing down shop here. I have gotten a lot of work done. Hopefully I can write an article today from home. Gotta go pick up the little dude from school and wait for the a/c repairman some more.

  6. So. . . . bad movies with cannibalism and masturbation are good cures for chest colds?
    Sorry to hear about the Con Crud, Bunny. It seems to have hit a few people. I think/hope I successfully resisted.

    And yes, I do play left-handed. Guitar.

  7. Hey Jack, I haven’t been pimping as of yet. I only just started. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m up to Episode #5 and figured it was time to start telling people about it. WOO WOO!

    TEB, eat lunch and listen to V & A Shipping. It’s more relaxing than a B movie. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. If all ya’all follow me in twitter and/or FaceBook you’ll know when the episodes go live. WOO! I’m more active in twitter. I need to be more active here. Hell, I need to be more active period. LOL

  9. So… I’m sitting here with a nice cup of ice cold iced tea which is nice because it’s hot in here and I chose tea because I thought it’d be more refreshing than soda. I usually drink my soda and water throughout the day. I don’t often drink tea.

    I forgot it was tea.

    Picked up the cup and took a big drink. You know that feeling where you expect something to taste a certain way (In my case, I expected soda) and it’s something else? Yeah. I hate that.

  10. That’s almost as bad as what just happened to me.

    Eating yogurt, expecting a nice, smooth spoon and I got the one that was dinged up in the garbage disposal. they need to make lip bandaids. ow!

  11. Awww. Well, my day is OK. I’m not whining too much. Things could definitely be worse.

    As it is, right now I am enjoying a nice cool lunch of cottage cheese and strawberries while waiting for the a/c guy who called and said he’s on his way with my needed part.

    Hopefully I’ll be able to report a cold breeze within an hour! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. “Ready?” asked Jack. “Sure, Let’s do it.” replied Thomas. The two of them grunted with strain as they lifted the gaming system from its shipping crate and onto the bar.

  13. “So you say this is for entertainment purposes only?” asked Deputy Tim.
    “Yeah, it’s a revved up Tetris game with about 28 other little games,” said Jack.
    “Give it up, Tim.” said the Sherriff good-naturedly, “You just want to play.”
    Jack crouched behind the bar, working on finding power for the machine.

  14. Ok does anybody know if there is a away to transfer contacts stored on an iPhone?

    I don’t want to do a backup as I’ve been advised my power problems on the phone might be resolved by restoring the iPhone to factory default and not do a restore from backup.

    Don’t fancy copying the bloody contacts by hand.

  15. Van: what about mobileME? and I thought I read somewhere that you could sinc it with outlook. I have to admit that since I have an ipod touch I havent really paid attention to the email options.

    RE: getting lost, well looking at these incidents it might be safer to get lost. http://whatstheharm.net/gpsnavigation.html

    Great episode everyone who was there for the Duel of the Fates. Although I have to agree Inara would have won due to her empathic precognition abilities. And boobs.

  16. I’m actually feeding the kiddos early so the hubby and I can enjoy a nice dinner for two. I’m also making garlic bread – with my underworld garlic!

    If only I had a bottle of wine.

    Oh wait… we have beer! LOTS AND LOTS OF BEER!

    You people people need to drink more.

  17. Speaking of which: I’ve still got 9 plastic containers of underworld garlic salt that went unclaimed during the Deadpan Mmmmmeetup. I’d really like to send them to other Deadpanites. If you would like one, please post here and/or send me an e-mail with your address. (If you’ve participated in Secret Santa during either or both of the last two years, I already have your address.)

  18. Ah I see the Vampire Diaries pilot is winging it’s way across the P2P networks.

    Will have to check it out.

    Morning Pan, four days offs and going to give apathy a kick in the pants.

  19. Van,

    Do the contacts in your iPhone not sync into Itunes?

    Is this the point where I avoid making a snarky comment about how, as long as Google is around, my contacts are always backed up?

  20. Hi from Dallas, Texas DP!

    A few thoughts on my new second home. Since I’m spending so much time here, I am getting to know the lay of the land a bit.

    1. Texas is a red state. It is strange to see bumper stickers like “Don’t Share My Wealth, Share My Work Ethic” (on which I may just rant out a blog post soon) and stranger to hear people talk so much about politics at work, something we are specifically instructed not to do at Evil.

    2. There is a lot of great food here.

    3. Even though the people in the next room had a really loud and, from the sounds of it, ambitious night, the Omni Park West is not a bad place to hang out if one is stuck in Dallas every 3rd week for a year.

    4. I am sick of not visiting with you all! Evil internet policy be damned when I’m traveling!

    Van, good luck with that VD. Let me know how it is – I might want to pick it up m’self.

    Cj, hope you’re cooled off some!

    TEB, feel better!

  21. Good Morning!

    My house is somewhat cold!

    I’ve actually been to Texas: San Antonio and Houston. I remember doing some bus tour of Lyndon B. Johnson’s estate or something. I was young. And of course, I remember the Alamo. It was humid there, but fun.

    Enjoyed your post EssBee!

    Time to pack lunches and head off to play group! Happy Friday!

  22. Lunch for me seams to the time I get more questions than any other time. and from the IT manager no less. It is worse if I go to the Lunch room. I wish I could install wireless than at least I could sit in the car and watch Warehouse 13 (till I am cough up)

  23. RE: Vampire Diaries

    Thumbs down

    Well for the pilot anyway, will see what the next few episodes are like. But seems just like the horrible Twilight from the pilot.

  24. Amy, I’m the network admin and I do the engineering. it is a small company so i have to ware many hats (well cloaks I am a reaper ๐Ÿ™‚ ) I’m glad our office I isolated from the rest of the office. People have to walk through the plant to get here so it cuts down on walk in.

  25. Playgroup was made of win this morning. 7 moms and 7 kids running amok.

    The moms didn’t start running amok until after we’d finished our buckets of coffee.

    Amok Amok Amok!

  26. Lejon: I saw part of that show. it was a little disturbing and I thought it was a joke so I turned it off. Now I’m glad I did. I’m sure there was I would rather be watching on SNICK when I was that age.

  27. every office could use more cow bell!!! and I’m going to play the hell of that thing b/c it is all i can play and we don’t have many songs that have the cow bell

  28. going to have to wait with the redecorating and fun… dishes…
    doing dishes is a pretty good trade off I don’t have to cook and I get to eat my wife’s cooking.
    She is an awesome cook.

  29. As i expected, I enjoyed VD more than Mr. Vanamonde. The setup reminds me strongly of Roswell. She’s got the wistful smile and he can switch between looking good and looking evil.

    I’d give it *** with the caveat that I’m a sucker for the vampire crap. Which is to say, if you aren’t staked for vamps, subtract at least a star.

  30. Happy Saturday, DP!

    I still haven’t listened to this weeks episode – downloading now. I’ll listen while I do a few chores today.

    JOe, would it be helpful, or dumb, for someone to send you shoe boxes from Colorado?

  31. Okay, lemme preface this by saying I made the screwdrivers way too strong.

    Secondly, I’m still behind on my podcasts. I finally broke 50!

    Anyhow, I’d like to pass congrats to Amy Bowen for winning best “infotainment” podcast; as I seem to recall, in my vodka-induced haze, that you are involved with 365 Days of Astronomy. I tried to just verify that, and I accidentally reloaded my Reader page, so I’m going off of memory. And you have no idea how much I’ve scrutinized this post or hit “backspace”.

    Spell-check FTW!

  32. I will also thank Vanamode for the find. I’ll add it to my listening lineup @ wurk. I finished seasons one and two of Arbiter Chronicles, plus the other two stories. Season one was really good, season two was way too soap-opera-y for me overall.

    On a side note, I’m not being flagged as “soap-opera-y” being a misspelling.

    Good night, vodka.

  33. Surprised my hubby with an early birthday present – cake and all! His birthday isn’t until Oct 7, but I didn’t want him to have to wait while everyone else was playing Beatles Rockband.

    He’s a happy hubby. ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. So … I’ve always heard hat if someone has a concussion you shouldn’t let them go to sleep because they might not wake up.
    Is this true?

    Hypothetically speaking, do you suppose it’s physically possible to hit my head against the top of my desk hard enough to give myself a concussion.

  35. Tis been a long Saturday in this part of Deadpan land. After much delay, we finally had a birthday party for my son. And my wife is packing for a week long trip for Chicago in the morning.

    We never do it easy around here.

  36. Reaper is full of win tonight. He just destroyed his whole family in Dr. Mario.
    he also likes the typing in the 3rd person.
    Funny Death is so good at a Doctor game.

  37. Johnny Null: Thank you very much! Yes, I have been involved with 365 Days of Astronomy. I signed up to write and record three episodes, all three of which have gone out already. I did the episodes for June 2, July 24, and August 30. I was THRILLED when I found out the show had won in its category! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks again!

  38. Jack: It was indeed a great night!

    Cj: What a good wife you are!

    justa J0e: I think in one of those Eat This/Not That books, that was the thinking behind recommending screwdrivers. If you’re going to drink booze, might as well get a vitamin or two in at the same time.

    According to this: http://www.healthcaresouth.com/pages/askthedoctor/myths.htm , the sleeping after a concussion thing is a myth.

    Lejon: No, I’ve just adopted this for the time being as my nom-de-e-plume. I have a forthcoming submission that’s the start of a new hat for me. So rather than have my new content under a different name than my nipple name, I figured it’d be easier to keep it all under the one banner.

    Of course, home repairs and whatnot are pushing back my editing, but I hope to have it ready fairly soon.

    Wow, that’s a lot first thing in the morning.

    Can I put in a plug for Costa Rican coffee? It’s tops!

  39. I’m a big fan of any good coffee, JN.

    It’s nearly winter-ish here this morning. We have a fire going and are all bundled up to go buy groceries.

    I caught up on TV yesterday during my huge lazy day, so today we might just read, or catch a movie or something.

  40. Well, that’s just stellar. Apparently my kitchen faucet is so antiquated that no one stocks replacement valve-stem-things, or whatever you call it.

  41. I smell an evolved rat, Van. Not that we don’t have a serious problem with mind-controlled masses here pushing the Crazy Right’s agenda (ahem, Million Moron March). . .

    . . . but the major studios are interested in money and nothing else. Even an arty 19th century period-piece Jennifer Connelly movie will get distribution.

    I suspect the filmmakers are really just trying to drum up controversy and interest.

  42. The only difference is that the Religious Right are known to picket, condemn, boycott, sue, threaten, and, in some cases, resort to violence.

    It’s sadly probably a bit more of an issue than just putting out random crappy movie du jour.

  43. Gotta agree with Jack.

    If you were to travel back in time and video tape the “Last Supper” you couldn’t get U.S. distribution – No car chases, no gun play or explosions, no love scenes/gratuitous nudity.

    There are a metric TON of independent documentaries about famous people, that never got U.S. distribution because they didn’t have any of the big 3 requirements listed above.

    Sorry, no mass (pun intended) conspiratorial agenda against this film. It just isn’t what the U.S. public will pay to see.

  44. Jรƒยธ – Thanks for the info on the concussion. I could add to that info, that going the “head on desk” route just leads to a slight raised bump on your forehead and a migraine. All of which just makes your situation even MORE unbearable!

  45. I scoured purgatory: nothing from Cj. Sorry.

    EssBee – I was watching parts of that earlier too. Yes.

    Flash Gordon thoughts are still welcome from anyone and everyone! Flash in the Pan will be in episode 139.

  46. It is certainly disappointing to see the growing divide over scientism vs. fundamentalism we have around here. Though, I must confess to some skepticism that absolutely no U.S. distributor will pick up this film. Perhaps, with the recent failure of films like “The Golden Compass”, in part, due to the failure of the film makers to sufficiently prod the fundamentalists into “boycotting” and producing a bunch of publicity, the potential distributors feel they’re less likely to get enough free press from outraged picketers to make a successful run.

    Wow, that sentence was way too long.

  47. I must admit I only skimmed the article. If that’s what they’re claiming, that NO distributor will put the movie out, then I too call shenanigans (and hang my head for the reading *fail*).

    But “scientism”? That’s a new one on me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  48. Isn’t there also a Flesh Gordon and the Cosmic Cheerleaders?

    We made it through Flash Gordon last night, but I think I owe Sly B something big for endurance.

    Back to Evil today — enjoy your days, DP!

  49. Hmmm
    EssBee is giving me 2nd thoughts. I had convinced a date to watch FG with me (we just haven’t been able to work out a time yet) … now I’m thinking that this could be a bad idea.
    I have seen this film before … but it was decades ago and I just remember it as being “B grade – Camp”.

  50. Well if the date would dump you over a film, it was not meant to be.

    Unless that film is ‘On Deadly Ground’ that it would be understandable

  51. We were going over my hubby’s schedule last night. He has the poor taste of having his Spring Break over a month end. That means no travelling together until summer.

    Of course, it could be moot anyway. Because of her age, we can’t leave our cat alone anymore (too much medication, etc), so if we can’t get a house sitter, than we won’t be travelling much together until she passes away ๐Ÿ™

  52. Back home. At least for a little while. Will be sneaking out to ticket master once they open.

    A couple of friends and I are planning a girls night out in early November (yes, our schedules are that busy we have to plan that far in advance). The one girlfriend and I are going to take the other to her first hockey game. Should be interesting.

  53. I took a girlfriend to see The Lawnmower Man. I never got to pick a movie again. It was a very dark 4 1/2 years of moving watching. My wife still has me watching good movies I missed from that time.

  54. Naked Hockey could be frighting. I have a 4 inch scar on my back from a skating with my brother when he slid in to me after I fell. His skates where not even that sharp. I hate to think what that could do to other body parts.

  55. TEB: No, I wasn’t quite that crazy when I was a kid. Well maybe I was that nuts, but no one dared me to. If I was naked I might have had more worries about frost bit than sharps things. Wisconsin gets pretty cold and windy.

  56. The first time I went to a Hockey game I was surprised to discover that there is such a thing as Hockey groupies. Perhaps there is another name for these girls but with some of these gals I found their attire to be pleasantly gratuitous.
    Will others … not so much with the pleasant.

    I guess they had hopes of snaring them a hockey player.

  57. False. (right?)

    There was apparently a bad HD on the FPM server. I hope we see some stability from here on out. . .

    I once overruled a bunch of decent movie choices on a double-date +1 and got us all to go see Cool World. End result: four other people ticked off at me.

  58. Hey my dear panites

    Hope everyone is good. We are down to 14 days to our move!! yikes!!!!

    I spoke to Jack last week and he said there were pictures from the famed Deadcon 09 and I would love to see them.

    I don’t remember who Jack said had them so could whomever has them or someone couple please steer me in the right direction.

    I believe he said they were on Flickr?
    please add me or send me a link or whatever???????


    my flickr account: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hughdre/

    or my gmail address is: andreadmw

  59. CPIMM (and I can’t make it stop!)


    Dear blender
    Oh won’t you help a first offender
    Oh, toaster
    Don’t you put the burn on me
    Refrigerator, why are we always sooner or later
    Bitchin’ in the kitchen or crying in the bedroom all night

    Dear knife drawer
    Now won’t you help me to face life more
    Oh, trashcan
    Don’t you put the dirt on me
    Oh percolator, why are we always sooner or later
    Bitchin’ in the kitchen or crying in the bedroom all night
    Janet Majors

    Everything used to be OK
    But I’ve been had
    And Brad, I’m glad to say, is on his way
    Micro-digital awaker, why are we always sooner or later
    Bitchin’ in the kitchen or crying in the bedroom all night

    Shower curtain
    Oh won’t you help me to be certain
    Oh, toothpaste
    Don’t you put the squeeze on me
    Depilitator, why are we always sooner or later
    Bitchin’ in the kitchen or crying in the bedroom all night

    Tell me spectator, why are always sooner or later
    Bitchin’ in the kitchen or crying in the bedroom all night!

  60. Ooo…bad first date movies….

    Let’s see, My first date EVER I took the girl to see Platoon. Not the optimum choice on that one.

    Oh, and Nightmare on Elm Street 6: Freddy’s Dead – also not a golden moment in “getting me some” …

    I’m sure there are others, but why embarrass myself any more than this?

  61. True, I saw blurbs about Swayze in a few places, but he seems to have been lost in the tantrum.. But then, a mention in the media at all is far more than most anyone else ever gets.

  62. I took a date (our first date) to see Fortress. Even though I still hold the opinion she’s a waste of carbon, I still feel bad for putting her through that.

  63. A friend of mine took his GF (now wife) to the The Talented Mr. Ripley. After about 30 minutes people started to leave. They wanted to see if anyone would make it to the end. He told me only one other couple made it. He asked them why they stayed and there reason was also to see if anyone else could endure the movie.

  64. Every time I read flash now I have to pause in my mind for an AAAA AHHHH! but I’m a bit behind on my “palooza-ing” I just got The Watchmen to read.

  65. I know for a fact that there is a message stuck somewhere. I tried to retype it and WP told me that I was repeating myself.

    Maybe Jack didn’t like my post and he is refusing to set it free because he doesn’t want any of you to be as tortured as I was while writing the post.

    If he frees it – you all have been warned. Clicking the link could result in It’s a Small World Syndrome.

  66. over lunch I play “how how many times can I be interrupted while trying to eat lunch” I get double points for the IT manager and I double my total at the end of the day if he only talked to be during lunch. looks like I might brake a record today.

  67. On a note of TMI: my neck down to the decolletage is covered with a freakish and very painful red rash.

    I want to scratch my skin off. Clearly an allergic reaction to something and I have no idea what. I purchased some hydrocortisone which was no easy task because most of them now include aloe vera which I’m allergic to. I’ll be taking some Benedryl after I pick my daughter up from school. I can’t drive after I take it because it makes me loopy. (loopier than usual)


  68. Speaking of pictures. I found one more from the hotel party. I completely forgot taking this picture and it’s freakin’ adorable. I’ll get it posted soon.

  69. The lights are working, they’re just not attached to anything yet. Still working on the under garment and corset. It’ll be awhile before the gown is completely finished. Maybe tomorrow I’ll scan in the picture of what the final product will look like (sans lights). Just not at my computer right mow.

  70. Pick up daughter from school. – Check
    Pick up anti-itch cream and Benedryl – Check
    Apply cream and take Benedryl tabs – Check
    Help daughter with Homework – Check

    Try not to fall into Benedryl-induced stupor so I can still make dinner…

  71. After looking at those undergarments..thank Odin things have moved on.

    I think I would rather see TEB in her MA outfit than one of those.

    I’ll get my coat.

  72. Note to self: Do not look at fun Excel spreadsheet art page while cooking dinner and under the influence of Benedryl.

    There is a vast difference between caramelized onions and burnt onions.

  73. Yet another podcaster is coming to Arizona. Short notice. He’ll be here Friday and he’s coming from Brazil! If you know who this person is, you’ll be excited to know that he’ll be on the LLAP that comes out NEXT WEEK. There is already one in the can that should be up tonight or tomorrow morning.

    If you don’t know who I’m talking about, it will be a surprise for you.. muahahaha

  74. It’s ok to laugh at my rash. It does look kinda funny. If nothing else, I am pretty sure Dan is happy with the fact that I’ve been wearing a low cut tank top all day because clothes make it itch worse.

    (I don’t think he’s looking at the rash)

  75. OK, so Puck Bunnies go after hockey players, Energizer Bunnies swoon for music-playing hubbies – – – what do chocolate bunnies go for?

    And what about dust bunnies?

    Goodnight old lady bunny, whispering “hush”.

  76. This summer has been such a total push over, I’m kinda concerned that the winter is going to be pretty bad. I’m usually okay with it, as long as the temperature doesn’t dip below 30F (below 0C). After that everything hurts.

  77. Morning Pan!

    It’s freaking hot here, relatively speaking. Supposed to get up to 30 degrees. If this is global warming, I’m not sure I like it.

  78. I keep forgetting people have to deal with Web Filters. We have one but I’m the admin so I exempted the “Servers”. “Servers” has a broad definition… defined by me. muhahaha!!!!

  79. reaper, I know how to over ride the filter but right now it’s more trouble than it’s worth, and when I do, I can’t access the Toronto hard drive where most of my files are stored.

    It’s a complicated, convoluted system

  80. I honestly don’t know how many people are in the IT department, reaper. The only time I’ve ever spoke to them was when I started and they were getting my VPN up and running. (And once in a while when I forget my ever changing password ๐Ÿ™‚ ).

    Once in a while I get an e-mail about leaving my system on so they can push through an update, but that’s about it.

    I suppose this actually speaks well of them. The last thing I want is to be constantly on the phone with IT because of problems

  81. Okay, THAT was no fun.

    My cell phone just had structural failure with the bit that should hold the “flip up” part in place.
    I managed to stabilize the 2 pieces before the cable broke and then holding the pieces in one hand I painstakingly went through my address book and painstakingly hand copied EVERY contact and phone number. I managed to get the last number copied JUST before the battery died.

    So … fix or replace phone. There’s something I hadn’t counted on for today’s schedule! ๐Ÿ™

    (my hand is cramped)

  82. Bathrooms: I

    crap. Caught myself before I said something salacious.

    I clean toilets, sinks, mirrors, and floors. I do not, under any circumstances, waste my time cleaning tubs. Grrr. Stupid ring around the tub.

  83. I have a lot of reading to do, but I have to run. Volunteering in daughter’s class this morning.

    Rash is still there, but doesn’t itch as much today and seems to have calmed down a bit.

    I may still call the doctor after my morning errands are done.

    Gotta rush off and start those now!

  84. JN, I usually do a full service on my system about once a month. Usually at the beginning of the month I’ll do a back up, a virus check, run Adaware, disc cleanup, defrag, and go through and remove old files. Not necessarily in that order.

    But because my computer is acting stupid, I’m doing another virus check now. So far at 38% and nothing found. I suppose that’s a good thing but I almost wish it does find something, otherwise I have to either figure out a different reason my system keeps locking up.

  85. I don’t know what I do differently, but for the past two years I ran my desktop with no firewall, no AV, no anti-anything and managed to catch a malicious cookie.

    My wife, on the other hand, with her computer sitting two feet away and sporting AV, anti-stuff, and a personal firewall, managed to end up twice with virulent infections that required clean wipes of the system.

    After the second time, I got paranoid and installed all the gadgets on my system too, but … really? I don’t understand. -I- am the curious one poking around the questionable edges. ??

  86. Well, if you don’t want my peaches
    honey please don’t shake my tree
    If you don’t want any of those peaches
    honey, please don’t mess around my tree
    I’ve got news for you baby
    Leave me here in misery, all right!

  87. TEB: I was being facetious. ๐Ÿ™‚ I do a similar routine on my box at work. If I didn’t pretend to not know why someone would run antivirus, I’d lose my Linux fanboy status.

  88. Nomad Scry: Yeah, there seems to be a heavy input from just pure randomness. Interestingly enough, I recall reading a while back that some of the worst sites when it comes to malware are those that host various free games. Dunno if that still stands. Then there’s all the social-engineering vulnerabilities and PEBKAC.

  89. I’m guessing it’s one of three possible things:

    Most likely is that I was cold the other night and wore some warm jammies that I haven’t worn since winter. the rash matches the neckline. Maybe I washed them in something unfriendly before putting them away? or maybe they weren’t completely dry somehow? Dan used the word “spores” kinda grossed me out!

    Second is a new body spray I just bought. It was expensive and spells delicious and I will cry if I have to return it. I have used it on arms and legs… it’s a body oil spray so I’m not likely to have sprayed it on my neck area… oil + skin near face=bad idea

    Third is a medication I’ve been taking… it’s not listed as a side effect under the “common” area, but it is under the “contact a doctor immediately if you experience this..” area.

    If it’s not one thing…

  90. Cj: They’ll likely say you have Contact Dermititis and give you steriods to knock down the inflammation. It’s unlikely they’ll know what triggered it. Any of those 3 things you listed could be the culprit. You’ll have to carefully check it out yourself.

  91. Lejon: Totally agree. Linux rocks. Except when it doesn’t. I’ve been tearing through distros over the past couple years. I think I’m down to Gentoo/Sabayon or Slackware.

  92. Game changer? I wouldn’t call it that, but it is excellent.

    It has a good story, with a lot of depth. Plus there are a number of things that could only be pulled off in a visual format. Everything is important, including the color scheme and the drawing styles.

    I think it is very much worth reading. In fact, I would put it on my short-list of best graphic novels. But, it would be best if you ignore the hype.

  93. Back! Found some tubing for my dress. Yah! Now have everything to finish the underskirt. Won’t have time to do anything with it today, but should still have it mostly finished by the weekend. Then it’s on to the undershirt/corset.

    Also bought a new shower head for our bathroom. New wire strippers (ours seem to have gone missing), beer, and twill tape.

    Now to play handyman and get everything installed, including a new full length mirror for the guest room I got as one of my doo dahs earlier this morning.

  94. Home from the doctor. Nothing surprising about the visit. He said allergic reaction to something. He did note that the areas affected both have more sun access than any other of my body parts. My skin is extremely sensitive to the sun and I have been spending a LOT more time in the sun lately with the walking to school and waiting around outside at the school stuff.

    So, he gave me an Rx for Cortisone pills and told me to take Zyrtec and use cortisone cream. He also mentioned that Cold packs: good.. hot water: bad.


  95. So I’ve got this new shower head. It has a hose, the head, two rubber washers and some joint tape. And absolutely no instructions on how it all goes together. It says on the package “easy to install” Grr. I have three joints and two rubber washers, which joints do the washers go on?

    I repeat, grrrr.

  96. Only was able to do one of my three handyman type jobs.

    Put in the shower head
    couldn’t hang the mirror as we are out of hangers
    the clock – I wrote about earlier, too short. I might ask hubby abut moving it to a different location though. That’ll solve that problem.

    I think it’s time for a pop and to move into the living room.

  97. ditto: The first Flash in the Pan will (probably) release 1 week from tomorrow.
    There will need to be a few episodes, what with all of the good stuff you guys have sent – plus the 76-minute Tee Morris conversation.

  98. I notice a lot of *swoooon*ing going on today… anybody else catching anything? I’m wondering if I start to *swoooon* will anyone notice? Is there any definitive method for *swoooon* prevention? Would you even want to prevent a *swoooon*? Will a good stiff *swoooon* do a body good? Can you infect others with *swoooon*?

    Can you tell that I’m in mid *swoooon* right now?