Original title intended to be “Except I’m Not”, but then I recalled the apostrophe strangeness in the episode names, and went with “Relax” instead.
Fascinating Show Notes.
Jack Mangans Deadpan #169: Relax
Is Jack Mangan really a muppet?
Maybe Jack is the lost beatle?
Maybe he’s a muppet beetle? That likes madlibs?
promo – The Weird Show (http://www.theweirdshow.com/)
Questors of Effpiem – recorded live at the Deadpan mmmmmeetup
Justa J0e with the contents of his Memorial Day Golf Post Beach
Cj Reviews Sex and the City 2
Justa J0e with thoughts from the beach
Cj with a dumbass memory
Jack – Destroyer of hard drives.
Jack thanks the Deadpan for being a friend
Vanamonde (first of the week)
The Energizer Bunny
Justa J0e with the last thoughts from the beach
Payment still due on Hockey Playoffs. Wait a minute… Wonder Wolf still owes from the Olympics. All yous louses, pay up!
Good Luck Jack!
60 Lines part two and three coming up.
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Closing music … “Exeunt”
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684 thoughts on “Jack Mangans Deadpan #169: Relax”
I am very relaxed right now.
WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT!?!?
dead pan is th e w a y.
Hm. WP ate my spaces. Should’ve gone with dots.
I read that as something else.
Home sweet home.
Sofa sweet sofa.
Hot tea that just burned my tongue.
it all brings me great joy.
Downloading Zune software.
Made it through another day. Goodnight :mush:
Clearly, I’m not allowed to be in a good mood 🙁
Hope this crosses the pond soon:
Chuck some of that mood over here Cj, I’ll need it to get through today’s shift.
It’s all you, Van. I’ve been hushed for the night. Hmph.
Cj – I had a 80g Zune a while back and really enjoyed the device. And really disliked the software. It was pretty, laggy, and closed up like crazy.
Which is my dumbass way of saying “Congrats” and “I’m jealous.” =)
Well the new second generation of Zunes look great, but for me two things put me off:
They aren’t phones.
Lack of games.
You -really- like the iPhone, don’t you?
I’d like it if it had a keyboard and multitasking. iPhone 4 is tempting because it has multitasking, but … it still lacks a keyboard.
If you cut me I bleed IOS…
But that doesn’t blind me to the evil of megacorps like Apple.
While I’m sure everyone here cares deeply, I just learned from the morning news that some brave man has decided to take one for the team and take Megan Fox “off the market”.
It also reported Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart have finally gotten married. I only point this one out to note that niether of them looked particularly good on the video.
JN: Don’t be so fast to drop Spain. They still have to play Honduras and Chile in this round. Having been an exchange student in Spain in the late 80s, I’m required to watch them in the World Cup even though I don’t really care about soccer. It’s like the Super Bowl here. It may be the only football game I watch all year, but I watch it so I have something to talk about with the rest of the people I know.
It looks like Skynet has already taken over….
On a more pleasant note, Super Quickhook has been released, if you have a couple of bucks to spare:
Summer brings out the long legged women in shorts.
I shall be distracted briefly.
I have the hiccups. Just thought you’d like to k now.
CW: Top Chef before I go to work.
My cat’s licking all the honey off my toast. Just thought you’d like to know
Oh, you questers from Efpiem. Such delightfully dirty minds. Did you say Zune, CJ? Send me a friend request. My zune tag is what you’d expect it to be:)
TEB … is there any chance your last post was a euphemism?
Andrea will be happy that Argentina is demolishing South Korea.
I have no idea why I started to have a slight glimmer of interest in the World Cup. I consider it a brain anomaly due to bad programming. That being said, I had a clusterfuck of a time trying to watch the US/UK match. My being unable to watch the one game that sparked my interest has really hampered my trying to care.
Usedhair: Ah, thanks. I didn’t bother to look up how the games are structured.
Who cares Jj, it works either way.
In the sense tgat a cat licking honey off toast is a cute image..
My printer ran out of toner. Just thought you’d like to know.
Good Luck Jack!
I think doing my anthem would be easier if I could actually sing.
No euphemisms for this bunny 🙁
Loved the song at the end of the episode, Jack.
CP: Greenville — Lucinda Williams
“The Ken of Indie Rock” = LOL
Morning Pan! Time to go to bed.
I finished the SGU season yesterday. I liked it, I think, but what continues to bug me about the show is that none of the main characters are ever REALLY in grave danger. I will say, though, that Kiva could be my Lucian Alliance Commander any day.
ComputerKing: Heheh! Glad you enjoyed the recording of our night of drunken silliness.
You finished it? But the SGU season finale isnt til this Fri, is it???? Or am I wrong?
But yeah, it definitely got better the last few episodes. Still a minus B grade for it overall tho. And youre right about the characters never really being in peril, but thats kinda the mantra for all Stargate shows.
So hubby and I picked up Big Bang Theory season one and started watching (yeah, yeah, so we’re late to the party, so what?)
Has anybody else hit pause and read the rants at the end of the credits? Does anybody else think they’re very strange?
Oh, there’s one more? Well, that kinda makes more sense maybe, but I thought it was over until October.
I haven’t noticed the rants on BBT, Bunny. I’ll have to check that out.
TEB: Yep, they are very strange and only occasionally funny. Chuck Lorre puts vanity cards at the end of all his shows. You can read them all here:
EssBee: they are right at the end of the show. You’ll briefly see a white page and then it cuts away to commercial.
I only watched the first 6 episodes of SGU and then I fell behind cuz I got busy. Then stupid Hulu dropped all the episodes I missed so now I can’t get caught up.
The rants at the end are awesome but alot wont make sense unless you read the rants at the end of 2 1/2 men, They kinda go hand in hand. I stopped reading the rants when my eyes started to pop out of my skull.
Also ditto already basically said that
Some of his recent rants have been really good. This is what aired:
This is the uncensored version:
What Lo Pan said.
Does anyone care about a Blue Beetle show? I certainly don’t.
Yikes. What a scary image.
Jack: Sounds like there is either a problem with your motherboard or your power supply. Hard drives do not fail that often.
Thanks, guys. Some of those are funny-ish.
CP: Rebels of the Sacred Heart — Flogging Molly
The joys of conference calls. ish.
Ford and Flockhart?
What about Harista Fordhart?
Ill give Blue Beetle a try.
What are you going to try with Blue Beetle?
CP-ish: Dark Eyes — Quartetto Gelato
Good luck Superman…
Like in the back of a Blue Beetle?
Ah the fair Rhona Mitra…Essbee you should look for photos of her dressed up as Lara Croft (she was the model for Eidos at computer shows for a while).
Or you could just click on the link below:
CL: The live version of Sarah McLachlan & Emmylou Harris singing Angel.
|||||| <- That is my hair standing up.
Oh my. Oh. my.
Yes I forgot the:
Bundt cakes make me uncomfortable because of their likeness to swollen sphincters. Or maybe that’s a sign I’ve seen too much porn.
I don’t know what a bundt cake looks like.
There’s an housing association over called Gentoo.
I used to think it was just a co-incidence that it shared it’s name with a Linux distro. However I’ve just passed an office of the company, and there are large pictures of Penguins in the windows….hmmmm!
Ah thx Rhettro, I can see what you mean now..and I don’t watch porno.
Rhettro, take that back.
Okay, I guess I don’t watch that much porn.
A discussion of Penguins robbing a bundt cake reminds you of Peter North??
Ah should warn you. Ah have fed.
I think it reminds him of Peter’s South.
Ah another True Blooder, let’s get warm and cosy.
Well not too cosy, stiff upper lip and all that…
CP: Never Been To Spain — Three Dog Night
Van, you watch True Blood, you watch porn!
Gentoo was the only distro I didn’t install. Not that I didn’t try, mind you. When X failed to compile (file 76 out of 82), I threw my hands up in disgust.
I just close my eyes for those bits Essbee.
Some cool Serenity stuff:
Me too Van. Me. too.
Just pre-ordered Ancestor.
bake sale at work today. I did my part. pecan pie
CP: We Built This City — Starship
How the eff did that get on my iPod??
Lo Pan must have secretly put it there. 😉
EssBee, It built a bridge from the city and hopped aboard. it might have been a B side.
on rock & roll
OMG EssBee, if that gets stuck in my head. . . . .
Maybe we should think of worse things to get stuck in your head!
how about Sara from Starship
Why I oughta . . .
. . . built this city OOOOOOHOOOOOH
The final countdown – Europe
Stand in the place where you live.
CR: Tank Girl – The Royal Escape I3
Jackie: Yay! I’m starting to get a hang of this! It’s a lot like hairdressing-except now I’m using my fists instead of scissors . . . And rather than snipping at hairs, I’m punching these arseholes in the face!
Barney: An interesting analogy. Listen, Jackie, we’ve got to make it back to the tank, they’re not gonna be able to hold out much longer . . .
I think that song and “Shiney Happy People” are two songs REM have vowed never to perform again. And I support that initative.
You got wings on your fingers In the middle of a battle Is a little of the way you talk…
I need to watch “Tank Girl” again soon.
Storm just blew through here and because I am geek enough to have a weather station I can tell you that I had a 21mph wind gust and 1 inch of rain in just 15 MINUTES!
All right you Panites. In an effort to do as little as possible for the next six to eight months… it’s movie time.
Today’s movie: The Sick House
The write up: A dull horror yarn about an archaeologist who unknowingly unleashes the evil sprit of a doctor while excavating a fcondemned 17th century plague hospital.
You know it’s got to be good when even the DVR calls it “a dull horror yarn…”
21mph? That’s not high winds. A good Chinook will bring winds double that easy here in cow town.
Bunny, must be a long movie
Ok, the rules.. spoilers, nonsence, yadda, yadda yadda.
101 minutes according to the DVR, reaper.
Ok, preliminaries done. Just push play…
This movie is rated 18A. Violence, coarse language and nudity. Woo Hoo!
I hope we’re discressed because they advise viewer discresion.
Did I mention spelling is optional?
Creepy kids voice as narrations
Hopscotch in rags
I saw a movie yesterday called the Stone Council. It was too artsy to be very scary.
Black and withe pics of torture behind the credits
“London, 21st Century”
American historian teaching in London
Did a plague doctor start the cult of hte black priest?
Found plague at dig site. Cancelling all digging
CP: Latest Geologic podcast with all of George’s new album playing.
101 minutes? how will that keep you busy for 6 to 8 months?
“you can’t put archeology above public health…”
The start of any good horror movie…
It’s a start reaper 🙂
Nobody goes in before demolition starts
Where does the stolen car fit in?
A fox. A portent maybe?
The old abandoned hospital (the “dig site”. Also a good start for any horror movie worth it’s salt
oops, the security guard found the open gate, now he’s in the hospital. No body count yet, I think I’m disappointed
Singing to oneself, a sign we’re frightened, alone, in the dark scary hospital
It keeps flashing to bright red images of a floor plan. Really? I guess that shows were she currently is… the basement of course.
Bright blue handprints on the wall
Still not sure where the teens in the stolen car fit in.
Seriously, this chick is gonna die.
A wooden box. I wonder what’s inside?
Now she did it. Never join the two pieces of hte talisman. Expecially when it turns midnight
“Nate, I’m pregnant?” Where the hell did that come from?
meanwhile, back at the hodpital…
Ah Ha! Stupid teens now entering abandoned hospital. Soon they’ll need a real one…
Oh my God, this movie is so cleche it’s funny
Human fat? Yuck
Exploring 17th century London street. An archeologists dream.
There’s actually two story threads happening at the same time. One for the stupid archeologist and one for the stupid teens.
Seriously, would you hide in the freezer of the morgue of the abandoned hospital?
Our first body count. That was anticlimatic.
I have no idea what’s going on. Just thought you should know.
NIck is that you? What do you know, it was.
“This place is freaking me out, man”
I’m scared. Kiss me.
The fox is back.
“There’s a clock with a fox pissing under it”
I haven’t seen any nudity yet. I think I’m disappointed
The lights went out. Someone dies.
Spreading the plague, one beak at a time
My cat’s sitting beside me sleeping through it all. I think I envy her
They’re putting the plague guy in a cage. Why?
Squeaky pipes. Scary
We’re locked in.
Lights went out again. Who’s cathing the plague this time.
Back in the hole to explore the stret
Was that a child?
Ok, this is just wierd
Doctor death strikes again
aWe’re half way through this movie, and I have no idea what’s going on.
Ah Ha! Pregnant girl taking a bath. There’s the nudity.
You know, I have no idea what the body count is. One for sure, maybe three. It’s all very unclear
Talisman is missing again. Boy she just can’t keep hold of that thing.
It is seriously not easy to find a mobile vet.
Don’t turn around…
That fox isn’t real
“He loves her like a sister”
“Like a redneck loves his sister…”
I didn’t know there was any such thing, EssBee
There are no windows in this hospital. How strange
ewwww. She’s giving birth to worms. Gross
This entire movie is in a monotone colour. Not black and white. Just not in colour. It’s hard to be scared when all blood is monochrom
Time to take a break. My boo is on the phone.
BAck for five minutes. My Boo is on here way over
I think there was another death. Not sure.
Oh yeah. He’s dead
I think pregnant girl is aborting but, again, not sure.
This is so confusing
Here comes doctor death. Ready to beak another
I don’t think I’d call this movie dull so much as confusing.
“Did you hear that?”
Look at all the children.
“I don’t think the children died of the plague”
Still locked in
The bolood trail ends here
You know, I’m kind of rooting for the ghost
Scary deep voice
More blood on the walls
Jewels had gone insane
ewww. she cut her tummy open.
In here tummy was the talisman. How strange
Boo here. need to to take a break
My chocolate pudding exploded!
and that isn’t an euphemism.
If your pudding is chocolate, that’d call for a visit to the doc. Just my take.
I’m back. For those of you who haven’t had kids, my advise to you is don’t. Really, they’re just an exercise in frustration.
Back to the movie… Were was I…
VAn, I guarantee you’re exploding pudding makes more sense than this movie
The book shows how each will die
It’s my baby. Not yours
death… by exploding pudding?
Just two of them left.
It was a death as messy as it was delicious.
Worst online training evar.
ooops, two more deaths left according to the book
EssBee, was it a glorified advertisement? Those are pretty bad.
Making torchs. Didn’t you look at the book?
Ewww. Elephant children
He kissed her. Where did that come from?
Oh look. The security guard is alive. Huh?
And the circle begins again.
What an utterly confusing movie.
I don’t recommend this movie to anybody. Give me The Univited over this any day.
The movie seemed to be filmed everwhere except London where it takes place.
Germany, New York
reaps, no it’s an ongoing training.
Bunny, thanks for taking the hit on that one. It’ll never make my list!
ZOMG, Game of Thrones trailer:
That’s me, watching terrible horror movies so you don’t have to 😉
My pudding just exploded.
That’s what she said.
I have to assume for EssBee that was a euphemism considering there was no disclaimer.
I might be a little bit excited about that show.
How can you have any puddling if you don’t beat your meat?
LOL. Rhettro makes me laugh today.
Mission accomplished. 🙂
This conversation about Pudding has projected Bill Cosby’s goofy smiling face into my mind.
Which is far better than Starship-no-longer-Airplane-minus-Jefferson.
CP: Honeybear — Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Pudding is the Ken of euphemisms.
Wow. I read that completely wrong at first.
Pudding Poops is not good.
CP: I Bleed — Pixies
Well we already talked about bundt cakes.
Again I say EW.
hwip it, hwip it gud…..
I just mowed the lawn for the first time! I am woman, hear me roar! 😀
I’m playing with Silly Putty.
Go Amy! Show that grass what’s what.
If you guys could smell the smell of my house, you’d be jealous. For dinner: carnitas (on fresh tortillas w/ avocados), Mexican rice ala EssBee, y calabacitas.
Lejon – you have a google voice invite.
Deadpan has made me a very bad man….
So, got to listen to this week’s show while I walked about the neighborhood. Hopefully now, those of you who couldn’t be with us in person understand why you need to clear your calendars now to make sure you can be with us next time.
I feel pretty.
Oh so pretty.
I feel pretty and witty and wise…
I feel witty and white?
pretty and witty and fine?
I’ll have to look it up..
I’m definitely whiter than I am fine… or wise…
Duh.. it’s BRIGHT!
I feel pretty,
Oh, so pretty,
I feel pretty and witty and bright!
And I pity
Any girl who isn’t me tonight.
I feel charming,
Oh, so charming
It’s alarming how charming I feel!
And so pretty
That I hardly can believe I’m real.
I’m totally calling with another dumbass memory on my way home tonight.
I get lonely on my drive home at midnight… so I enjoy talking to all of you then.
Hope you are ok with that. :tongue:
Is a mobile vet like James Harriet?
Is the coast clear?
It is a bit more opaque.
Jack: Thanks! :happy:
Ed: You said it. Deadpan MMMMMeetups are fun times.
Cj: I love hearing segments at any time. In fact, if that becomes a regular segment, perhaps we could it “The Midnight Ride of Cj.” :biggrin:
As much as I love you, Amy, I don’t think I’d ever title anything… ever…
“The Midnight Ride of Cj.”
Not going to happen.
I just learned a new word. Talifan.
It’s just the sort of word that I will, hopefully, never have any use for.
I second Amy’s vote for the “Midnight Ride of Cj”.
What? I can’t hear you.
I said GOOD DAY!
Good Day, Good Night.
I can’t believe it’s not butter!
Mmmm. These cherries are delicious.
At midnight Cj can ride all creatures great and small.
I spilled cherry guts on the back of my hand. It is stained red now.
crap, I’m home and I forgot to call… but alas.. I am home.. ahhh
It’s good to be here…
clopclop clopclop clopclop clopclop
I -think- today is the day we either find out what the baby of doom is going to be, or it is the day we make the appointment to find out what the baby of doom is going to be.
I’m hoping for a .
That was supposed to be funny.
Today, for a change, I feel half human. Now let’s see what I can do about that.
I threw a baby shower for a friend of mine last weekend. Her and her husband don’t want to know the sex of the baby before hand. One a side note, she’s due in two weeks.
one = on
I think I’m suppose to take my grandmother shopping this weekend. hmmm. I guess I better call her later today and confirm.
I know my thoughts are rather random today but *shrug* what are you going to do?
My schedule for today (not necessarily in order to be done):
2 loads of laundry
Bake Chocolate chip cookies
Start Pulled chicken Fajita’s in the slow cooker
… yup, that’ll drag me out. Guess it’ll be simple games tonight :cheerful:
Soon as I kick my hubby out the door, I’ll start my first load of laundry and start the cookies
Somewhere in all this, I still have to do the day job.
Oh yeah, and do some recording.
busy, busy, busy
Another random thought. Post office still hasn’t found my parcel. I don’t care about the items so much, they can be replaced, but I want the $30 I paid to expedite the parcel so it would show up on time. :tongue:
Hubby’s left for work. Time to start baking cookies.
I can’t remember where I picked this up, so if I’m reposting, I apologize. That said, this exhibition of the Kings Royal Horse Artillery is pretty damn cool.
I once overnighted a license plate from TN to NY.
It arrived three weeks later.
By that point I’d already received a refund for my shipping costs. And the funny thing is that’s just about the only time I’ve had an issue with something I’ve sent not arriving in a timely manner.
The other time was because someone stole the package out of the recipient’s mailbox.
Turns out I didn’t have enough butter to bake cookies so will have to do it after I do the grocery shopping. Cleaned the bathroom instead.
Now time to stare at spreadsheets…
Cj: LOL! Okay, maybe that wasn’t the best title idea.
Amy I liked the idea.
Yes Bunny I am warmer up my voice and studying up on my Swedish.
Bowen-San: Enjoy your mowing! Other than it being a fairly large time-sink, I really enjoy mowing.
I think my electric mower is t3h r0xxorz!
Also, I sometimes have the phrase “muffin farming” pop into my head. I grin.
JN: Thank you! We have an electric mower, too, and it’s really easy to use.
Wherez mah dogz at?
Bow wow wow Essbee oh Essbee ay!
CP: Try/love Rain — Jill Scott
I have to much water that sits in the yard for an electric mower. I could only use it a few months out of the year.
When I was 13 we had an electric lawn mower. It was pretty useful until I ran over the 50ft extension cord…
WNDRwolf – BTW, Thank you for the invite!
I keep getting ‘duplicate comment’ but the comment doesn’t appear. hmmm
Corn Nuts are delicious.
odd, when I DO post that comment, it’s not appearing. very odd.
oh now this is funny. apparently I can’t link to cake farts dot com (not work safe)
my comment was how exploding pudding and bunt cake porn reminded me of above url
I have some blue beetle comics 🙂 I think I have more BB than I do Aquaman
Essbee I see your Corn Nuts and raise you Crunch N Munch
I once met a me who made me think of myself. I thought I was awesome.
Oh, Crunch N Munch rules, but has too much sugar for this buttah.
Corn Nuts are way better. Church and Munch is to sweet.
reaps, Church and Munch is something totally different. Also good.
Lejon – Your welcome I thought you already had one otherwise I would have sent it early.
Lo Pan: Always comes back to the butt.
This shit must be jam cause jam dont shake like that.
Wait yes it does.
When it comes to sweets I stay away. Unless it is pecan pie.
pecan pie = kryptonite
CP: Cough — Jelly & Jam
Yes you gravitate toward me…. interesting.
Yes = yet
CP: Metones – The Me Song
Hmmmmm. Vat could it mean, Dr. Freud?
CP: I aye eye — Mine
Eeeeet meanz him loverz me!
CP: 10000 I’s – All About MEve
So Lo Pan is Alvie?
Dammit Lo Pan!
Alvie is an ass. Lo Pan rulz. Never forget.
LOL. Van, how’s the pudding sitch today?
I might luvz heem. Him is awfurly cute.
Lejon: Those cords are expensive! Haven’t run over mine yet. Next time I buy one, hopefully I’ll have enough $$$ to buy a rechargeable.
Blue Beetle: I think it could be cool. Keep it dark, a touch of anime (Matrix/Iron Mokey-ish). And MINIMIZE the CG! Of course, they won’t, and it’ll be the next Speed Racer.
WHOOOP WHOOOOOOP WHOOOOOOOOOP!!!!
WHOOOOOP WHOOOOOOP WHOOOOOP!
CP: Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies
CP: Hate To Feel — Al I ce I n Cha I ns
what a great song that Is
Lo Pan is a demon that plays at being a man.
I just read a memoir by a friend of a friend that briefly discusses Layne. Wrenching book.
You can actually read the Layne part in the Excerpt section of the above site.
Damn thats heavy….
Yeah, not a sunny story, for sure.
It’s hot. I’m sleepy.
CP: Sorcerer — Stevie Nicks
I luv luv luv Stevie Nicks
YOU NEVER COULD BEAT ME EGG CHEN!!!!!!!!!!
Its sleepy. Im hot.
Rhettro: Always comes back to the bundt
Some of us may have missed this particular boat:
Now I want a slice of cake. Literally that is. LOL
For some reason, I want a muffin.
On Seinfeld, Eileann always at the muffin tops, Newman had to eat the bottoms.
Oh, now I know why. LOL
Top of the Muffin to You!
I know this cowboy:
I’ve seen this cowboy:
I’ve beeped this bop:
I’ve seen this Perry:
CP: Gypsy Death & You — The Kills
Scary Perry Dawsy?
Katie Perry Dawsy? I kissed a girl, and I don’t have a penis.
Talk about a love triangle. . . . . . . . . . . . .
On her sleeve?
On her sleeve??
Let me know the truth…
Let me know the truth.
YES!!!!! BITCHES YES!!!!!!
Isn’t that a beer?
We were good as married in my mind…
My son just started reading contagious.
I hope he finishes soon because I’m dieing to here his opinion of the end.
YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE . . .
No bout a doubt it.
No Bout? Im just a gwirl.
of all the things I can think of do tattoo on my body this is the last one:
but hay they are cubs fan.
The Brewers don’t sell out Cubs games anymore because the fans from Chicago are so obnoxious.
You go grrl.
Hey that’s a pretty strange choice of tatoos there reap.. WHOA!!! CAMELTOE LINK!!
You’re lucky you get real comments in your comments field, Jack.
All I get on MegaPodzilla.com are ads for shoes and boots.
I delete them, so they aren’t there anymore.
Katie Perry Dawsy – hotness with chicken scissors
Possibly EVFN tonight. Could be a good one.
Getting good buzz. I do think it should be a staple of future DeadCons.
And, while we’re at it, I’m getting ready to get a good buzz….though not nearly as good as the night of that live recording 🙂
I have posted my entire comic and card collection for sale on Craig’s List. If you’re interested in anything, email me for a list. I’ve got a metric crapload of comics and cards 🙂
This economy sucks. Just saying LOL
Wish I could have been at EVFN tonight…
You know, i don’t think it was worth all the effort, but I must admire the determination…
Hello, Krazy Joe! Welcome!
I saw Evo’s tweet. Congratz Jack!
Two good games have went free on the app store for a limited time:
JR – Good luck.
Evo twitter’d Jack? Must go peek.
Congratulations on getting engaged Jack.
I hope I read that tweet correctly…
Oh and all deadpanites with iPhones/iPod Touches you owe it to yourself to grab Tilt to Live while it’s free…
Hey — who dared to call my comments “real”? You should be ASHAMED!
Well, good thing I stopped in. I wasn’t going to be online all week. Jack, this is monumental news! Congratulations to you! I’m trying to backtrack to your tweet.
Hmm, well, apparently there are no secrets on the internet 🙂 I’ve seen a few things this morning that suggest that congratulations are indeed in order.
So, CONGRATULATIONS, JACK!
Wow, Jack, congrats! You deserve some serious happiness, m’dear.
Denver Pride is this weekend. We, however, are going to my folks’ to celebrate father’s day and my mom’s bday. Since I won’t be there flying my freak flag, let me just state for the DP record, I am a queer lady. We are everywhere. Focus on your own damn family. Dykes on bikes. They love their gay sons. Drag queens are beautiful. I deserve to get married and divorced and seek the same benefits of all that as my straight brothers and sisters do. Oh yeah, and I HAVE done that.
I raced over to Twitter to look up Evo’s tweet the second I saw JR’s comment. HOORAY!!!! Congratulations, Jack!!! 😀
Saw the message on Facebook, but coming from Evo I can’t say I took it for face value. LOL Congratz Jack, if anyone deserves happiness it is you.
I saw Oden’s while I was at Relay yesterday. Now I’m back home, with a few hours sleep and cursing the rain.
TCat also passes on her congratulations.
Thank you, everyone! 🙂
And there was much rejoicing.
ditto: I can sympathize. I got rained on during my very first Relay in 2006. While I was trying to sleep in an old tent. Not fun.
The ribs + turkey breast have been smoking for 3 hours so far. Mmm. Mom has baked beans going, and potato salad and frog eye salad done.
Oh, and I got an early bday present from my folks: http://www.amazon.com/Calphalon-Tri-Ply-Stainless-12-Inch-Omelet/dp/B00005Q5HW/ref=sr_1_91?ie=UTF8&s=kitchen&qid=1276988646&sr=1-91
I bet JN & Lo will enjoy this one 🙂
I’m at my favorite local coffeehouse listening to a live electric guitarist play instrumental covers, so all the CP: posts I make tonight will be the songs he’s playing.
CP: Layla – (as made famous by) Eric Clapton
CP: Desperado – a.m.f.b. Eagles
CP: A Whiter Shade of Pale – a.m.f.b. Procul Harem (sp?)
CP: Imagine – a.m.f.b. John Lennon
CP: Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Part – a.m.f.b. Elton John
CP: Another Brick in the Wall – a.m.f.b. Pink Floyd
CP: Comfortably Numb – a.m.f.b. Pink Floyd
Did you hear that?
It was the sound of single girls’ hearts shattering all around the world as they discover that one of the most amazing guys in this universe is officially taken off the market.
Rhettro said: Congratz Jack, if anyone deserves happiness it is you.
CP: Creep – a.m.f.b. Radiohead
CP: Honky-Tonk Woman – a.m.f.b. The Rolling Stones
CP: Old Time Rock ‘n’ Roll – a.m.f.b. Bob Seger
CP: Brown-Eyed Girl – a.m.f.b. Van Morrison
Gotta pack up and go home. Night, Pan!
A happy Father’s Day to all my fellow Deadpan Dads.
I hope I’m not going to offend anyone when I try an american accent.
I’m not here, but just heard the news. Big hugs to Jack and Coethelia (sp). I wish much joy and love.
PS: Happy Father’s day to all the daddy’s out there.
Happy Father’s Day DP daddies.
ditto: I will check out the link, thanks.
I’m making food for a get-together today. Part of our submission is:
We highly recommend it.
Vanamonde: I’ll love it. The first time I listened to Linux Outlaws, Dan did a Texan’s accent, saying, “That’s a nice watch you’ve got there,” or something similar. I loved it. Hilarious and near spot-on.
Van: I always thought it was hilarious when Benny Hill did his ‘merican accent, so I want to hear your version.
ditto: Looks like a damned fun movie!
Thanks for the well-wishes and congrats.
And yes, happy Father’s Day, Deadpan Dads.
Van, you don’t have to emulate Benny Hill at all. You don’t even have to get chased around the yard in fast-motion to Yakety Sax.
Happy Father’s Day Jack! And all the other deapanite fathers!
Not here again, but have a quick (or not so quick) question (which I won’t be able to check the answer on until tomorrow 🙂 )
Hubby is AP (associate principal) of his school. For next year (Sept 2010) he decided he wanted to teach an elective as well because he felt he was starting to get out of touch with the “people in the trenches” (my words not his). He will be teaching a multi media course which, among other things will have the kids do an audio podcast with the occasional video cast thrown in.
What he’s looking for is a good podcast server system where the kids can do pretty much all of it, but don’t have to write any of the code. When I was with World Fantasy, I used Libsyn which was pretty good, but we haven’t checked it it will allow for video as well.
He wants to combine it with regular blog posts as well so he needs something that can do it all.
Have not done any research at all yet, except for this post (he does have all summer after all) but I thought I’d put some feelers out and see what comes up.
I’d agree with your first thought, Bunny. Libsyn.
Happy Father’s Day to: Jack, Rhettro, Ed, WNDRWolf, Mr. Bunny, and all other dads of the Deadpan! 🙂
and in the end
the love you take
is equal to the love
When I grow up, I want to be a great, powerful, and noble woman like Taarna.
Taarna is hot.
Tonight: Treme, True Blood, and The Real L Word (?)
I wish I could stay home and watch TV.
The possibility of a new job schedule is soooo on my mind….
Mostly I’ve been reading, but I’ve been vegging out in front of the TV more often lately since I’m eschewing going out and socializing.
Silly Putty really is an addiction when there’s nothing else to do. 🙂
Monday. First Monday after school let out. I hope the boy doesn’t eat me alive today.
I hope I don’t wimp out and just have him play PS3 all day.
I almost forgot. I’m in the Flattr beta. I apparently have invites I can give out, so if anyone is interested in playing around with it, let me know. I don’t know how many I have, so this could be a FCFS deal.
My impression so far is that it feels foreign. And I mean both strange and that I can’t read most of the thingies.
Remember a PS3 is for a decade and not just school holidays
Quarter after 7 and I’ve already been downtown and back. Can I go to sleep now?
Dear Cj at Work “Mostly I’ve been reading” What have you been reading?
Actually, Dear Deadpan, what’s been in your hands, as far as reading material lately?
I just finished Flood by Stephen Baxter and started Boneshaker by Cherie Priest yesterday.
As I’m sure you’ve all figured out, I pretty much devour books.
A day late, but what are you going to do.
The few minutes that I have for reading I have been re-reading “The Foundation Series”
I’m still finishing up “Snow Crash” along with various periodicals.
At the very minimum hubby and I try to go to bed early enough we have an hour to read each night (which usually means by 8:00 pm). Then I try to read as much as I can beyond that.
Before Flood I went back in time read the first two of the Riverworld books (To Your Scattered Bodies Go and The Fabulous Riverboat)
Bunny, I’m reading:
– Tank Girl comics (just got the full 4 episode run of Skid Marks)
– Duma Key — Stephen King
– Swan Peak — James Lee Burke (via audiobook – I love this series, though not genre)
I also just made the mistake of reading some of the comments under the local news’ report about Denver Pride yesterday. Man, people can be awful.
Hubby’s currently reading The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi. Both the book he’s reading and Boneshaker are Hugo nominees. We’ll probably move on to another nominee each once we are done our respective books.
Oh yeah, I think Calgary’s pride parade is next week. My daughter usually tries to go every year.
Nope, spoke to my Boo. It’s been changed to September. I wonder why…?
Pride is in September? That is odd.
It use to be in June, EssBee but I guess it’s been moved. My Boo didn’t know why, but says it’s better for her schedule then anyway (she works most weekends in spring and summer)
I once blundered into San Francisco’s Pride parade completely by accident. I was in town on business and had the morning off so I was wandering around downtown.
I came across some police barricades and a block or two away I could see large crowds of people. Being the young scofflaw that I was, I skirted around the barricade and made my way over to the crowd.
LOL – Now THAT was a real WTF moment!
Ended up having a good (or maybe “surreal” would be more appropriate) time. Lot’s of laughs and a really happy crowd. Not at all family friendly … but then again, not everything in life should be.
Most Pridefests are pretty PG-rated (unless you are of the opinion that someone under the age of 17 shouldn’t gaze upon a gay person), but San Francisco’s isn’t!
Calgary’s is pretty tame. I think it pretty much has to be because Alberta is a very redneck province. My Boo however has been going since she was about 15.
TEB: Maybe they moved it so there wouldn’t be logistical problems with Stampede?
Hope everyone had a good weekend.
Currently reading about 6 books, including Zinn’s “A People’s History of The United States”.
That’s a good one, ditto.
Stampede isn’t until second weekend of July. Don’t get me started on that event of idiocy *I will not rant, I will not rant, I will not rant…*
Now… time to change kitty litter and take out the garbage.
I still laugh when I think about it.
It was most very much UNtamed.
All in good fun though and it was funny because when I figured out what was going on, I suddenly had this fear that I was going to be “found out” as the guy who didn’t belong there. (reverse fear of being outed?)
Didn’t take too long though before I realized that “everyone belongs” is what they were about.
Well, that and leather.
and comically large strap-ons.
and costumes … oooooh the costumes.
Over all though, it was a very friendly, happy, party atmosphere.
Lots of leather.
My job is really bumming my ass out.
I’m currently reading two books, both of which I’m enjoying:
The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd
The Help, by Kathryn Stockett (via audiobook, in the car)
The post office has “no new up date for my parcel and will let me know the results within ten business days”.
I have a feeling I’m never going to see my package or get my money back. Blech.
Killer Bunny and the Quest for the Magic Package.
Definitely not Lo Pan approved
Work needs to be done today. durn it.
Great! bundt cakes now blue and 3D…..awesome…
I posted 2 things last night with my iPod touch but I don’t think they went through. Something went wrong somewhere.
Anyhoo.. I’m not reading anything very literary – I’m mostly reading for casual entertainment and to help me relax so I can sleep at night. Right now I’m reading COMPLETE fluff in “the guy not taken” by Jennifer Weiner.
I am currently reading the prequel for the Wheel of Time & The Gathering Storm, as well as a collection of Sherlock Holmes, Bitter Seeds, The Graveyard Book, the Annotated Elminster, and Hero with a Thousand Faces.
After that, I have to read Long for This World: The Strange Science of Immortality and something else that I can’t recall off hand (aka The Pile.)
… I suppose I shouldn’t say “reading” as it implies a higher level of activity than I am currently engaging in. I’m reading a few pages here and there in the active pile, though most of it in either the Holmes or Bitter Seeds. I’ve been “reading” The Gathering Storm since just after it came out and I’ve been “reading” the Annotated Elminster for a few years now.
Still trying to get through my backlog of scifi magazines, you think having them on the phone would make it easier…
Bit Pilot has gone free for the day:
Off too see a free gig.
Nomad, I’ve never heard of flattr, you handsome devil, you.
And oh, just finished Raymond Chandler’s “The Big Sleep”, on now to Bernard Cornwell’s “The Last Kingdom”.
79 degrees in my office at 11:50 a.m. I am hungry, cranky, and hot.
Most recent completed book: Bloodsucking Fiends – Christopher Moore
Currently Reading: The Rookie – Scott Sigler
ON DECK: Physics of the Impossible – Dr. Michio Kaku
Next in queue: Changes – Jim Butcher (position pending book loan from a friend)
Oh, and Congratulations again, Jack.
I was ALMOST present for the proposal… If only I hadn’t ducked inside to get the best Bread Pudding I’ve ever had, I would have caught more than Oden’s reaction…
CP: Pendulum — Ume
Bought a new wall clock for the office. Even with a stool, I still can’t reach where it goes. Must wait for hubby to get home.
Why am I so short?
TEB is short on time.
Good time for a “COME ON!”
Ask the Gnu.
Don’t need to, they want everything to be free. 😉
CP: Sweet Dreams — Eurythmics
CP: Diablo II door wave – my phone
So Caesar gave us a calendar, a hairstyle, a salad, a method of birth. . .
. . . and D&D?
Check out the ancient d20:
You forgot the salad.
“Render under to Ceaser that which has croûtons and a bit of shredded cheese.”
you got the salad
I’m afraid my attention span was only roman through your post.
Yoda: On, come.
ditto: re: Gnu/Free: That’s what I hurd!
On you must come, justa JOe.
Jack: Cool link!
I can’t RELAX, Frankly.
RELAX, just do it.
So – – I forgot to mention it onpod this week – – JRMurdock and I recorded a Floydapalooza discussion of Pink Floyd The Wall. It was a pretty good conversation, but I don’t want it to be exclusive. While I’m thinking mini-palooza for this one, I’ll still welcome voicemails, mp3s, general thoughts on Pink Floyd The Wall, for when the actual episode releases (date TBA).
And on that topic, we might should maybe possibly start talking movies for our next Full-on Palooza. . . ?
Well, during the party, Where the Boys Aren’t was brought up. While that movie does need a deep fleshing out, I doubt it’s appropriate for a *palooza.
Currently reading (via Audible) – Faith of the Fallen (Book 6 of the Sword of Truth). Apparently it is Terry Goodkind’s version of “Atlas Shrugged”…and it shows.
Before that, I listened to “Nutureshock”. It was a most interesting and though provoking book. I recommend anyone raising or teaching kids check this one out.
Ed, would you recommend Sword of Truth to a girl like me?
Wow. just, wow.
I just thought that was some pretty intense double-entendre.
I was thinking of posting something, though. So I guess I will.
It appears that an uncle of mine is dying. Doctors are giving him about three months. I think we all know how much weight that carries with me, but he has been ill for quite awhile now, so it may actually be accurate.
So my folks are going to visit he and his wife in Vermont.
Now, my family has been very white-bread, very standoffish, and very cold (Perhaps partially why I’m such the social powerhouse that I am today.). Add to this the fact that my mother and her two siblings have not really talked to each other much. One I believe she’s cut all ties with.
Add to THAT the fact that this uncle is a dick. No one in the family likes him. He treats people like shit, and then tries to buy back their friendship/allegiance. I’m pretty sure his son doesn’t talk to them anymore.
Finally, I don’t think I’ve seen him since I graduated High School.
When he dies, I don’t think anyone will care. My mother may be sad for a little while, but I don’t think it will really touch her. His wife, my aunt, will probably be better off. Actually, she’s never been the picture of health, and she may wind up a victim of the six-month-spouse-death thing.
I’m lucky that I’ve had to deal with very few deaths so far. But the ones that I have dealt with were legitimate losses. They were good, loving people, and really helped and inspired those around them. I wept. But this one, who knows? It’s curious to see what will transpire. An outsider may think I should be sad, but my life and emotions will not change one iota. My mother may grieve, but who knows? It’s odd.
Sorry I tend to be heavy. Shall we move to boobies?
Null, I think serious illness and tragedy are always a shame, unless they afflict truly evil Hitler-types, but they don’t excuse a lifetime of shitty behavior. I think it’s possible to be respectful of a person’s life and death, even if their character doesn’t deserve much respect.
I just hope that he and those who were closer to his circle are able to come to terms with his offenses and his bad nature before he goes.
Jack: Well said.
Death does tend to make peoples’ hearts softer.
Currently reading: Achilles’ Choice by Larry Niven and Steven Barnes at home, Key Out of Time by Andre Norton when out and about on the iPhone.
I’m nearing the end of Murder at Avedon Hill via podiobooks.
Oh, and we just watched “The Kite Runner”. I liked it more than I thought I would.
JN: I totally understand the uncle issue. You have my sympathies.
And boobies make everyone happy.
I would call Goodkind’s work a cross between Robert Jordan and Stephen King….though Goodkind is far more twisted than King. It is an interesting world with compelling characters. His characters do like to talk, though. There is lots of exposition as characters debate and discuss various courses of action, theories of magic, causes of trouble, etc. I have read some complaints that Goodkind ripped off much of Jordan’s work in his stories. There are some superficial similarities in many elements, I can see, but I think Goodkind tells a very different story.
The one thing I will caution – Terry Goodkind’s writing borders on misogynism. While male characters certainly take some good beatings through the story, the violence that male characters inflict on female characters tends towards extreme cruelty. The Comedian’s treatment of women in The Watchmen comes to mind. It’s not something I’d have my wife read because I know that, regardless of literary merit, she is sensitive to depictions of violence against women and children.
Now, there are certainly strong and well written female characters, including Kahlan, the main female protaganist. But many of the women who are “evil” in this world are so to a great deal because of the treatment they have received and the twisting that it has done to them.
So, as I would rate Acacia as a darker, more serious world that Jordan’s Wheel of Time, so the world of The Sword of Truth is far darker and more serious still.
As for non-fiction reading, this guy is usually a bit too alarmist and fatalistic for me. I think he nails it this time though:
So the upgrade to IO4 went smoothly, other than the submit button vanishing from time to time on the DP website.
Apple is out to get Deadpan. . . .
So it turns out the switch from B&W to color happens at about 19:28 into the Wizard of Oz.
Goodnight :mush: kins.
Jack – I’ll take any flattr-y I can get. =)
I don’t know if Flattr will stay the way it is now or if this is actually a real beta. Either way, the idea is that I pick a dollar amount that I can afford to spend supporting my favorite (INSERT THINGS) each month. Then I go around willy-nilly clicking on the flattr button every time I see something that I want to financially support. At the end of the month, my money will be automatically divvied out to the people I chose according to how often I flattr’ed them.
For instance, if I put in $5 and then I only click your flattr button and on JRMurdock’s, then at the end of the month, you’ll get 2.50 and JR will get 2.50. If I go apeshit and start clicking flattr’s all over the place, you may end up only get 0.02 at the end of the month, but I’m still only out the $5 I knew I could afford in the first place.
Now that all sounds nifty-keen to me.
But the problem is, in my opinion, there is a pretty hefty barrier to entry. The artists and the users both have to be members of flattr. Part of the sign up process is setting up how much your recurring investment will be. And the system is currently setup to use Euros, not Dollars. Which is vastly American of me, but… still.
I’d love to see this or something like it adopted by the Balticon/Farpoint Media podcasting community. I’m just not convinced, yet, that this is the right solution and trying to push out the wrong solution might damn the whole idea.
EssBee – I really enjoyed the first Sword of Truth when I read it as a teen. I thought the series rapidly went down hill from there, to the point where I’d recommend leaving it all along after the first book.
That said, I’m waiting to find used copies of two of the middle books before re-starting the whole sheboingo. I have some demented theory that the ending could make up for the middle.
Are you too stupid to know you’re too stupid? This is fascinating stuff:
Don’t if anybody else posted this:
Has the “pyramid scheme” come to the world wide social media 2.0 ?
World cup Soccer currently has two matches of interest going on right now.
Mexico v. Uruguay (best play)
South Africa v. France (best drama)
Thanks, Ed. I may check it out. I’ve just caught up with my beloved Dave Robicheaux (non-genre) novels, so need something new. How is the reader on the audiobooks? I’ve picked up the Goodkind novels in the bookstore a few times, but they are so . . . large that I just put them down again.
Vanamonde: A question was raised on a recent episode of SGU: Is a “flat” just an apartment, or can it be someone’s house as well?
Jack: re: the link: I totally agree. We, as a species, let alone a country, have willingly dunked our heads into the sand. We then have crossed our fingers, hoping the Government will lead us into the Promised Land. Of course, the sand is toxic, the Government is just a business, comprised of people no smarter than the general populace, everyone has their own Promised Land, though none actually exist, and we can’t be lead.
Thus ends these rampant run-on sentences.
Nomad Scry: re: the link: The lemon-juice story is simply a case of a dumbass going off of a very bizarre bit of confirmation-bias. Religions and New Agers have made a fortune off of it.
The rest is pretty interesting, and it showcases very well the fact that you can’t trust your brain. Its job is to make up stories to fit your perceived reality.
And let’s remember:
“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it. “
My eyeballs are not working so I can catch up. Good morning. Gonna inhale my coffee, take a shower, and scuttle the kids off to swim lessons.
I think I said that already but can’t see through the murky eyeballs yet!
Another cool thing for Android fans:
My eyeballs are Dagobah-murky.
Also for Android fans:
in CCH 🙁
The kids have swum.
My eyes are relieved of murky-ness, however I’m having a crisis of extreme proportion right now.
See – I had a party yesterday and I served coffee…
I’m out of the creamer I like.
I used half and half.
in my coffee.
Falling. Apart. Need. Good. Creamer. Stat.
Sometimes the little things are SOOOO important!
What is CCH, ditto?
Crazy Cootie Hotel?
Carbon Copy Hell?
I’ve been told this is cool, but I can’t look from work…
Cj: is there some sort of magic creamer that makes coffee taste better than half-and-half alone?
Credit Card Hysteria
Chilled Crystal Hypothermia
Coffee Creamer Hardship
Why yes.. yes there is:
Kicked in the balls by today’s budget.
EA are having a big sale on the app store:
Crazy Chick Hysteria?
Charlie Chaplin’s Hat?
Commandingly Cute Hiney
Cleverly Concealed Hindenburg
I really enjoyed the “being too stupid to know you’re stupid” article. I think there is an interesting corollary. I’ve had many employers that fall in this category. That is to say that they were ignorant of their own incompetence. However, being ignorant, they had no reason not to strike out on their own and start their business. And being ignorance of their limitations gave them a solid sense of confidence. And quite unfortunately, we tend to judge how competent someone is by how confident they seem. In essence we promote the ignorant.
Rhettro: Well said. Those without a clue are the most sure of their answers, and speak with the most authority.
I don’t know what you are talking about!
I’m totally lost…
Complete Conundrum Here
Cj, what is good coffee creamer? I am a big half & half fan, but for gut-related reasons, have recently switched to Mocha Mix.
CP: Saved By The Dawn — Tom Cochrane
EssBee: That’s a gut wrenching story. 😉
I feel like a traitor using the Mocha Mix. I grew up on a dairy and my dad was SUPER anti-non dairy products.
Finished rewatching “Last Exile” last night. It’s a beautifully animated, almost steam-punk story that revolves around two close childhood friends caught in a dangerous war.
I really like the show, but the end still leaves me a little puzzled and unsatisfied. I was really hoping it would make more sense on a second viewing, but I guess not.
The guts of my creamer consists of Coffee Mate and a dab of real dairy cream.
Clamato Chugger’s Hiccups?
Chupacabra’s Climactic Hope
Crypt Cooling Hydration
Crotchety Curmudgeon Hates
Clamato is disgusting!
I like chocolate creamer.
If I’m being honest… I just really like chocolate.
At work – tonight’s desk snack of choice: edamame
Should be called Eda-yummy!
That article was a most interesting read. One fascinating aspect that the article didn’t mention (yet, I’ll eagerly await the remaining parts), is that we are often keenly aware of these mental blind spots in people we are close two, but of course can’t see them in ourselves.
RE: Audio versions of Sword of Truth
I read the first book before I got into Audible, so I can’t comment on that one. The second one has terrible reviews on Audible specifically for the narrator, so I read that one in dead tree format as well. The first one I listened to was book three and that went pretty well.
Book Four was well read, except the narrator mispronounced one of the major character names through the whole book. It was frustrating.
Book Five brought back the narrator from Book Three and that went well. Book Six is being done by another narrator and it sounds pretty good so far.
ditto: I felt the same way about “Princess Mononoke”.
I have learned today that everything from Starbucks tastes better with “an extra shot”
Just from Starbucks, Cj?
I’m totally not joking when I say that I’ve pulled a muscle in my face.
Someone here at the office said, “It’s because you smile too much.”
Seriously.. am I that bad?
Ahem…Ummm Hi everyone =)
Thought I’d shift from my usual lurkage and post what may possibly be the most awesome thing I’ve seen in weeks.
Hi there, Coathalia! 🙂
Just finished both of the recordings I owed the Deadpan.
Hiya Coathalia !
Crap, I still gotta do that. I hate when I get some great idea and then… you know… no time to make it happen.
Morning Pan, a major attack of apathy this morning, at least it’s relatively cool this morning.
Far too many m words in tgat lost post, I need to go on lexticonical diet.
Twitter on a ZX Spectrum..RESPECT!
Oh good……Oh simply wonderful. You know anything Kesha related gets my blood pumping to my groinal area. And mixed with Star Trek! Boy forget Viagra!!!!
Oooooh woah oh oh
Sigh. Now Depeche Mode is getting into the whole “we need to have a musical” nonsense.
Wow. And here I was concerned that Pixar might flub Toy Story 3:
“It’s a shockingly grim sequence, but this is what Pixar films do best: find a place of deep emotion and explore it without blunting it, overexplaining it, or passing it off with a laugh. Toy Story 3 never gets darker than this moment, but time and again, it similarly finds real, resonant emotion in the antics of a bunch of children’s toys having adventures when nobody’s looking.”
I haven’t seen it yet, but this makes me want to see it more.
Wow. No one is here today.
Not a soul.
What?! Who’s that?
Is someone here?
Just us chickens…
I feel like I’m surrounded.
*grabs egg beater*
Well, if there are chickens here, it’s time to break some eggs.
I am very dressed-up, headed in to a sales meeting. Cover me!
CP: Mind is Ugly — War Tapes
By the pin-feathers on me bum,
something Chicken this way comes…
CP: Percussion Gun — White Rabbits
Looks like this egg beater will come in use.
*hooks up to 500hp motor*
That’s one way to make an omelet.
Don’t ya know you got to
eat the Omelette
*The all seeing eye of Peter Gabriel spits in my general direction*
CPIMM: Egg – Mr. Bungle
PIXAR makes films while other “studios” are cranking out product.
In the past, they have spent as much as 2 years just working on the scripts … and personally I think that’s at the heart of their long string of hits.
CNBC has been running a great little documentary on PIXAR.
One of the best parts is that former head of Disney (Isner) wanted to swallow up PIXAR after Toy Story, Nemo, and a Bugs life. He was a corporate wank who viewed animation as an “asset” not an art form. He wanted to buy PIXAR, take the characters away from them and start cranking out “straight to video” product.
However, PIXAR majority stock holder Steve Jobs told Isner “No thanks. Oh, and we won’t be renewing our EXISTING deal with you.
Disney shareholders then threw Isner out and got a new CEO who went back to Jobs and worked out a deal where-in Disney got to retain distribution rights for PIXAR films but not ONLY would Disney keep their noses OUT of PIXAR’s creative business … they were now going to let PIXAR have creative control of Disney’s Animation Division!
Talk about full circle.
Even cooler is the fact that the original PIXAR founders had entered into the first degreed, Animation program ever offered at the California University whose name I can’t remember. Those classes were taught by some of the original 9 animators who were there at the start of Disney Animation and had been finally sacked because 70’s corporate Disney thought that Animation was on the way out.
It’s just a fascinating story of the right brilliant minds just happening to be meeting together at just the right points in history.
I know, Joe. It’s amazing isn’t it.
I’ve been following Pixar since the first Luxo shorts were released. I’ve never been disappointed in anything they’ve done. In fact, the worst Pixar movie–“Cars” imo–is still better than what a lot of studios aspire to.
I was very concerned about “Toy Story 3”. This is the only series Pixar has done. No other movie of theirs has sequels. While they Pixar said that they wouldn’t do it unless it was done right, pretty much every studio has screwed up their series by #3. I’m very relieved that Pixar got it right.
I would just like to state, for the record, I hate the Mouse, but I loves me some PiXaR.
I can’t remember the last good animated movie that Disney has done. Maybe “Mulan” which is quite good.
Yes, animation is a hobby of mine. I watch a lot of it.
That was the same Eisner who bought an NHL franchise and insisted on naming it “The Anaheim Mighty Ducks”, against the pleadings and advice of fans, media, NHL officials, and even Disney execs, just to use the team as an advertisement for Disney’s grade-z hockey comedy franchise.
We shake our heads, but it’s sociopath CEOs like that who run the world.
Too true, Jack. Too true.
Dreamworks is the only western animation studio that comes close to competing with Pixar when it comes to feature films, and they only barely do that.
I’ve seen most on that list.
But, in the spirit of positivity:
Toy Story 3 is being called the best so far of the 3-D movies. I hope to see it that way.
lmao Jack. Anyone that has worked in the service industry will have run across some similar stuff. Dicks and idiots are everywhere.
I worked at a flea market back when I was a teen. Admission was a quarter. There was more than one person that gave me a $50 thinking I would waive the admission. They were pissed that I had change. They were even more pissed when I gave them a lot of $1 bills.
CP: Imperial Attack — John Williams
Well I suspect I will always have a fondness for the Big 3 that brought Disney back from the brink.
The Little Mermaid
Beauty and the Beast
Van: I know what you mean.
I’ve seen most of these too. Actually, the last good Disney animated film that I saw was “Lilo & Stitch”. I’m going to ignore how they also over-milked the franchise.
I haven’t seen “Bolt” yet, which I hear is pretty good.
According to the PIXAR documentary, Disney’s animated films took a downward spiral because of corporate (yes, Isner again) misunderstanding. The Corp Clowns put all the emphasis on the marketing tie-ins. The films were just vehicles for action figures and theme park attractions. When this led to less then stellar box office sales they responded by cutting budgets … which meant firing production staff and shortening production time. It also meant less time actually writing a good movie to begin with.
This led to more box office losers.
In a page out of that article on how stupid people don’t have the ability to see that they are behaving stupidly … the corporate clowns looked at how their films that were made with their newly revamped and streamlined production process were not as successful as the ones made with the “old” creative process … and they decided that this meant the animated film was a dead media.
PIXAR has fashioned itself around creative process that was developed during Disney’s animation heyday and thrown in a willingness to embrace new technology and they have hit the jackpot. Now that PIXAR will be running Disney’s shop it will be interesting to see if Disney can crank out another hit.
The part of me that loved to go see Disney films when I was a kid sure hopes so.
Now that I think of it …. “Bolt” may have in fact been produced under PIXAR guidance.
A quick check of wikipedia –
“In 2006, after becoming Chief Creative Officer at Disney, John Lasseter along with other directors from Pixar and Disney viewed a couple of early cuts of the film and gave Chris Sanders notes on how to improve the story. According to Lasseter, Chris Sanders was replaced because Sanders resisted the changes that Lasseter and the other directors had suggested.”
And let’s not forget Don Bluth:
Haven’t forgotten him, Jack. I hadn’t even heard of “Gift of the Hoopoe”.
“Titan A.E.” was fun.
CP: Gift of Ho Hope Poo, Gilligan remix.
Gift of Hope You Poo?
There is an episode of “Gilligan’s Island” where the professor tells a native girl Gilligan’s name and then says “Hohople” like that is what Giligan’s name would be translated as in their native language. Then the girl laughs like, “hohople” means something funny. Others have intrepreted this scene as the Professor giving the island girl Gilligan’s last name. The word “Hoepoo” reminded me of this for some odd reason.
Oooo I kinda want this: http://tinyurl.com/2argy9j
So, I took the kids to see Toy Story 3 this morning.
We opted not to see it in 3D due to the movie times and prices.
It didn’t need to be 3D for it to be…
OMGotch. So. Friggin. Good.
And this isn’t the me that is generally pleased by most things… This movie is really touching and heartfelt and I kinda like that it doesn’t have some great big fat message being shoved down our throats. (not that there’s anything wrong with that)
My not-so-favorite moment in the movie would have to be when Sarah jumped out of her seat and yelled, “Mommy! Why are you crying????”
Kind of a weird synnergy thing going on today. Per the Pixar/Disney discussion I started to think about animation in general. It struck me that I’ve seen every Pixar film except Wall-E, I own Wall-E on DVD, but haven’t watched it in a sitting yet even though the kids have watched it several times. From what I’ve seen, the Wall-E robot resembles the coin operated robot in Wallace and Gromet. Maybe I’ll watch it tonight. I checked my Twitter feed and noticed that Wil Wheaton posted a link about the Tron propaganda poster that CJ linked, which in turn made me think of “Chuck” and his Tron poster. Do you think that Chuck realizes that Awesome’s dad is actually Tron? Anyway the second artical at Wil Wheaton’s website talks about him wanting to create a T-Shirt and chosing the Jinx t-shirt company to produce it because that is the company Felicia Day used for creating “The Guild” t-shirts. He goes on to mention that most of the Jinx t-shirts were to loud for his taste, except for the RPG skeleton one, like the one I was wearing when I met Felicia Day. The circle is complete.
Holy brain dump Batman!
Ho Hope You Poo Brain Dump a Palooza!
Cool info, Rhettro.
And I think you’ll really enjoy Wall-E. I think it’s an excellent movie. The first 20 minutes of the movie has no dialog and yet you’ll really care about Wall-E by that point.
I’ve seen pieces of it, but I really need to give it a proper viewing.
I just wish the ending was a little different.
I’d like to see Pixar try their hand at a space opera. What would their version of Star Wars be like?
The Little Barmaid
Beauty and the Beer
Absinthe: The Green Genie
Snow White and the Seven Shots
Alice in Wonderbar