802 thoughts on “Jack Mangans Deadpan #193: Like Butta

  1. NS: Good, great even, the herbal market needs some oversight. I think the relevant paragraph is:

    “The acting director of the Compliance Branch of the FDA told ANH-USA that any other company unable to show an exemption or prove that it has taken IV C through the drug approval protocols would be subject to a similar order to cease production and distribution.”

    What that means is that if you make a specific claim like a drug then the FDA is required to make sure you can back that claim up with the proper trials. That’s why most vitamin C products say “boosts immune health” and not “cures the common cold”.

    http://whatstheharm.net/herbalremedies.html

  2. Morning Pan, I’m in the same boat as Mr. Bunny when it comes to levels. It is hard to listen at work when I have to keep the volume up so high.

  3. +1 LostRalph’s nipple.

    My biggest gripe would be that there also should be a clamp-down on homeopathic “remedies”, chiros, acupuncture, reiki, etc, etc, etc.

  4. Continuing a conversation from the previous comments page:

    # Nomad Scry Says:

    Amy – Star Wars doesn’t go with brain bending? “Luke, I am your father.” =)

    True, that part qualifies as brain-bending. I guess I just took it for granted. :

    Nomad Scry: “To have a lie-in” (British English) = “to sleep in” (American English).

  5. Speaking of T & S . . .

    The Advocate that came yesterday in the mail has the 15 gayest cities listed. Denver is #13. One of the metrics is how many Tegan & Sara shows held last year (5 in the mile high city).

  6. demoncat said:
    love the picture of kevin and January for it looks like they are scheming together as Emma and sebastian. the only other character i recognize in the first photo is Havok plus thing that one lady is Mystiquee before she becomes blue.

  7. Didn’t make it downtown today. Ended up sleeping in. I’m sore. During my testing yesterday I had to power walk 1.5 miles. No jogging allowed, just walking. For a bit of it I was walking at 4.6 mph. My hips hurt.

    On the upside, I see my massage therapist tomorrow afternoon :cheerful:

  8. I’ve actually read the first 3 books in the Song of Fire and Ice series. I just know I don’t have the patience to wait for the rest. :)

  9. Lo – You know, at first I just assumed that demoncat was being crazy. Then I checked IMDB and…

    He’s not.

    I wasn’t able to lower my expectations enough to enjoy Wolverine, but I might be able to with this one.

  10. No…no he’s not (tho its usually a safe bet to assume he is).
    I gotta say with the exception of January Jones as White Queen and Fassbender as Magneto… Im kinda MEH on this one. BUT as you said, Nomad, maybe I can just enjoy it for what its gonna be.

  11. Evening, Pan.

    I agree – EssBee + Deadpan = Win!

    Jack, definitely a good choice, especially after having that Lo Pan character on.

  12. Tell me baby how does it feel
    Yeah how do you feel
    It’s a top ten list of
    Things that move me the most
    It’s a top ten list of
    Things that bother me the most
    A top ten list of
    Things that scare me the most
    I’d have to say that the future
    Wasting time in the fast food line
    I decide to walk the fine line
    And celebrate life celebrate death
    I choose to celebrate the first

  13. Lo – I haven’t seen anything with either Jones or Fassbender(sp?), so I can’t really say much except that Jones is too thin, too hippy and ribby for my interpretation of how the White Queen looks.

    On the other hand, Shaw looks pretty dead on.

  14. Morning, DP! No hot water heater, day #2, which is slightly better or worse (can’t decide) than leaking water heater. Well, we DO have a water heater – it’s just in a box in the kitchen.

  15. Cw: Highlights of Ricky Gervais utterly destroy Hollywood while hosting the Golden Globes. God bless this man.

    “And thank you to god…for making me an atheist”

  16. You know what else is a great Fassbender film? Centurion. I was really really surprised on this one. Its on Netflix instant. Good old swords n blood n guts in 2nd century Britain. Romans vs Picts is always fun. Plus Olga Kurylenko never hurts. No… no she dont hurt a bit.

    “Lo Pan… do ya like movies about Gladiators?”
    -“Gosh! I sure do sir!”

  17. LR: Gojira is not pleased with Thomas Kinkade.

    Interesting. ICANN is proposing a .music domain. I think it is a good idea but RIAA is against it. Go figure.

  18. Exactlt, ditto. Its not a butchering od history ala all of Mel Gibson’s period pieces, but more an “ok, heres a historical mystery. Lets put a story to it”, hence your “what if” sentiments. Plus theres lost of head choppy off with hatchets and swards goodness. Did I mention Olga Kurylenko?

  19. Not the most romantic-sounding name. The 80s would have been a lot different if we’d had “M-M-M-My Olga”.

    Or “Come on, Olga”.

    “Her name was Olga and she danced upon the sands.”

  20. Jack – I’m sending you an e-mail with an attachment you didn’t ask for.
    Given how long the 1.5mb file is taking to upload … this was a strategic error.

    I’ll send the file you DID request through regular “yousendit” channels.

  21. Ooops. I may have overreacted. In that link I saw they were playing at the Granada. Apparently there are lots of places called that.

    Fuckers.
    :(

  22. Please dont make another Red Dwarf series.
    Please dont make another Red Dwarf series.
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    Please dont make another Red Dwarf series.
    Please dont make another Red Dwarf series.
    Please dont make another Red Dwarf series.
    http://www.toplessrobot.com/2011/01/red_dwarf_to_dwarf_yet_again.php

  23. CD: Lagunita’s Brown Shugga’

    Fine print around label: “We believe this Special Ale is Something Unique. Feeding Brown Cane Sugar to otherwise Cultured Brewery Yeast is a’kin to feeding Raw Shark to your Gerbil. It is unlikely to ever occur in nature without Human Intervention. And it looks weird besides. But it has happened and now it is too Late.”

  24. Is cucumber what it’s called when you steal someone else’s joke, as I did with Ed’s “3:10 to Olga” ?

    ditto, I remember being pretty pleased with the Lagunitas Brown Shugga. I don’t think it was sweet at all?

  25. Jack: Just a hint of the brown sugar taste, but no, it isn’t sweet at all. You mostly taste the hops (pine). I really like it.

    Where’s my cucumber bun?

  26. JJ your review of the Sam Adams depresses me. Theres nothing worse than a MEH stout. Luckily, I just picked up an Espresso Oaked Aged Yeti Imperial Stout for the night. We’ll see how that goes down! (Thats what she said).

  27. I’ve been working my tail off all day on a huge project that’s due tonight and I’m still not done. But am taking a break before going nuts. Interesting school district names:

    Target Range (MT)

    Rim of the World (CA)

  28. Ed: Did you finish watching LotR with your daughter? What did she think of it?

    I’m currently rereading the books and have reached my favorite parts: The Ride of the Rohirrim & The Battle of the Pelennor Fields.

  29. Went and saw The King’s Olga tonight. It was right good though my enjoyment was a bit tinged by the couple next to me. I have now found that there is something worse then the teenagers who go to the theatre to socialize. It is the old couple who have to discuss freakin EVERYTHING.

    I knew I was in trouble when they started with the subtitles.
    Him – “When did that say it was?”
    Her – “The Royal Exposition.”
    Him – “No when?”
    Her – “Oh, 1925”
    Him – “That was before the war”
    Her – “Before WW1.”
    Him – “Yes. WW1”
    Me – “AAAAAAAAAAA” *head explodes*

    Then there was the discusion about whether that was the queen who was still alive and no the other lady, but she isn’t the queen, no not yet, but it is her daughters who are alive, whose daughters, her daughters

    Me – “AAAAAAAAAAA” *newly re-plastered together head explodes*

    Then the big scene at the end where the two start having a discussion about where they were standing when they took “that” picture of the palace (apparently they had been there at one time) the one in the kitchen, no the one in the hall and you were over there, where, over there by the gate, are you sure it was by that gate, yes to the left, I think it was to the right

    Me – “AAAAAAAAAAA” *the bits of my head that are scattered about the room begin to fizzle and pop*

  30. Got a meme for you guys:

    1 – Go to Wikipedia and hit random. The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
    2 – Go to quotationspage.com and hit random. The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
    3 – Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days…”. Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
    4 – Use photoshop or similar (picnik.com is a free online photo editor) to put it all together.
    5 – Add to the DP Flickr Pool: http://www.flickr.com/groups/deadpan/pool/

    Ours are silly and there.

  31. CD: Choc’s Baltic Porter, tastes more like a stout to me, but still pretty good.

    Debating whether I want to mess with moving all the boxes I just finished packing into the attic tonight or wait until tomorrow to mess with it…

  32. Question about the meme: How did you guys find photos on Flickr that you could actually save? Every time I go to a photo and right click, it gives me the “All rights reserved” message.

  33. Semi-random find on B&N nook ebook shop:

    “Erotic Origami” – …to satisfy the adult-oriented cravings of origami aficionados.

    Yes, that is a real ebook. I’m all for imagination, but it makes me wonder how desperate origami enthusiasts are, and I’d be afraid of paper cuts…

  34. Oooo Oooo Lost Ralph – been wanting to try the Maudite. Have you reviewed it yet?

    The Oktoberfest is “ok”. Nothing wrong with it. I guess I wish it had a little more “presence”.

  35. Amy – I just clicked on the photo and drug it to my desktop. That may be why it was such a small image. I may have only gotten the “preview” version or something.

    This homebrew has me buuuuzzzzzzzed. MAking doing taxes, difficult.

  36. jJoe: Personally every oktoberfest I’ve tried to date has been lacking, I’ve come to the decesion that except for strong lagers, like dopplebocks, I;m just not a lager person.

    The Maudite is a delicious malty beer, with alot of peppery aroma and taste from the yeast.

  37. Amy: whatever works

    I realized recently that I was startling to do dance moves from the Buffy musical episode. Does this mean that I’ve had too much to drink? Nah, that’s nonsense.

    New Beer: Great Divide’s Claymore Scotch Ale, yummy malt.

    Is that a pink elephant over there?

  38. Had a 92% awesome weekend. My folks took the kids Friday night, and we started off with gourmet pizza from a new joint in our town & all the Doctor Who up to current. Saturday, we saw the Green Hornet in IMAX 3D, had pho and banh mi for lunch at a favorite place in St Paul. Then we had steak dinner at home along with watching an episode of Chuck and the Sherlock Holmes movie. Then we got the kids on Sunday morning.

  39. I thought I said good morning.

    I want to wear this ring I wore to work, but like… it is one of those stretchy ones and it’s cutting of my circulation. I’ve worn it before without issue.

    My fingers must be fat today. Which makes no sense since I haven’t eaten since like 11am yesterday. I should be completely thin from not eating by now… I mean… it’s been hours, right?

    Stupid fail fingers.

  40. My head is stuck in the clouds
    She begs me to come down
    Says “Boy quit foolin’ around”
    I told her “I love the view from up here
    The warm sun and wind in my ear
    We’ll watch the world from above
    As it turns to the rhythm of love”
    We may only have tonight
    But till the morning sun you’re mine all mine
    Play the Music low and sway to the rhythm of love
    My heart beats like a drum
    A guitar string to the strum
    A beautiful song to be sung
    She’s got blue eyes deep like the sea
    That roll back when she’s laughing at me
    She rises up like the tide
    The moment her lips meet mine
    We may only have tonight
    But till the morning sun, you’re mine
    All mine
    Play the music low
    And sway to the rhythm of love
    When the moon is low
    We can dance in slow motion
    And all your tears will subside
    All your tears will dry
    And long after I’ve gone
    You’ll still be humming along
    And I will keep you in my mind
    The way you make love so fine
    We may only have tonight
    But till the morning sun, you’re mine
    All mine
    Play the music low
    And sway to the rhythm of love
    Play the music low
    And sway to the rhythm of love
    Yeah, sway to the rhythm of love

  41. jJ – no matter how many times I read your post all I see is

    “My head was showing “0 disk space available” this morning.

    My brain is as cluttered as my office. Both are filled with projects that are 60 – 80% complete.

  42. There’s clearly something wrong with me this morning.

    I’m like ooozing with loveydoveyness…

    And yes..

    More so than usual.

    Feel free to take advantage of it. I’d like that.

  43. Cj, So today you might be more receptive to a holodeck date on the beach with cheesy music.

    All weekend PIMM “Ain’t No Holo-Deck Girl”

  44. I saw my massage therapist for the first time on Friday. Afterwards I asked hubby if she could move in with us. Surprisingly, he was not open to the idea.

  45. When you wrote “panites” it reminded me that I woke up this morning to my Android Scrabble game (Droidwords) and my opponent had played the word :panties:

    lol

  46. Yeah! I just had a win.

    Went to get lunch and decided spur of the moment to stop in this little wine store I pass all the time. I had checked it out once just after they had opened but they only had wine and are kind of on the difficult part of an intersection for me to get to. So even after I noticed the “We have beer” sign showed up a few months ago I didn’t check them out.
    Until now.
    They now DO carry a very small assortment of craft beer!
    They didn’t have any of the ones I could remember from my “wish list” but the nice Mrs. Lady who was running the place was very helpful and interested in Pintley and got her computer and we started researching the beer she did carry. She said she was a wine person and didn’t know much about beer so she was really liking the site.
    In the end I got 4 beers I am really looking forward to, she said she’d try and get some of my favorites, AND she gave me a bonus beer for being such a swell customer! Can’t remember the last time a woman bought ME a beer ;)

    Anyway. “Spur of the moment stop” FTW

    Now, I wonder if anyone would notice if I had one of these with my ham & cheese sandwich?

  47. I missed the JB comment! (as it seems everyone else here did). So glad you had a win weekend, JB! Specially after your not so awesome happenings lately.

  48. Oooo Ooooo Ooooo Mr. Kottah!
    One of the beers I picked up was a Yeti Imperial Stout !
    I shall have some quality time with that one tonight. :)

    (Pintley is going to be the ruin of me … but what a tasty way to go.)

  49. Re: Van’s article
    “But the row hasn’t done any harm to the ratings, with the first episode drawing 3.3 million viewers – 1.2 million of them under 18.”

    … and with the publication of this article, aproximately ALL THE REST OF THE UNDER 18 year olds will be trying to find a way to see this show. It’s every entertainment marketer’s dream.
    SHOW DRAWS OUTRAGE FTW !!!!

  50. Turbo Tax just gave me 45 minutes of teeth grinding hell because I paid $3.51 worth of taxes to foreign countries. :(

    BTW: $1:17 of that went to Canada. Can I officially request that it be evenly split between our Deadpan Canada-ites?

  51. aT the risk of passing along a very old meme …

    Here are the results of a contest where newspaper readers were told to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.

    I risk sending old meme as some of these are rather amusing.

    1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.

    2. Ignoranus : A person who’s both stupid and an asshole.

    3. Intaxication : Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.

    4. Reintarnation : Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

    5. Bozone ( n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

    6. Foreploy : Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid..

    7. Giraffiti : Vandalism spray-painted very, very high

    8. Sarchasm : The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn’t get it.

    9. Inoculatte : To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

    10. Osteopornosis : A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

    11. Karmageddon : It’s like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it’s like, a serious bummer.

    12. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

    13. Glibido : All talk and no action.

    14. Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

    15. Arachnoleptic Fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you’ve accidentally walked through a spider web.

    16. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

    17. Caterpallor ( n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you’re eating.

  52. CPIMM: Night of the Hunter – 30 Seconds to Mars

    One night of the hunter
    One day I will get revenge
    One night to remember
    One day it’ll all just end, oh

    (and in my head, that part just loops. Endlessly. To remember.)

  53. It’s 3am right now regardless of what the Deadpan clock says. I’ve been awake since 4am. I have apparently drank a lot of beer.

    Yes. Actual beer. I think I may have found a reason to like beer. Or, maybe it just tasted good this one time at Four Peaks?

    Either way. I’m going to drink this large glass of water now and go to bed so I can be asleep before I can officially say I’ve been up for 24 hours.

    Besides. I have to get up in 4 hours to take kids to school.

    Goodnight Oatmeal Stout

  54. EssBee: I haven’t watched the 3rd episode yet, but I thought the 2nd was hysterical. Who knew agoraphobia had such interesting side-effects? ;)

  55. ditto, good point but I think people would mock me if I had all those things and decided to open up Reaper Brat shack next to The Milwaukee Brat House. though not quite parallel because The Milwaukee Brat House isn’t a chain. I also don’t do all the things a stereotypical person of German decent does though I tend to embrace the Norwegian side more. I hear they are stereotypically happier people.

  56. That being said my office is the world turned upside down and around. Like a frown turned around on the face of a clown with a mean streak.

  57. I really, really, really think that someone needs to walk up to the counter at Flav’s Fried Chicken and say, “You want six dollars for what?!”

    (referenceto”Can’t Do Nuttin’ For Ya Man”onPublicEnemy’s1989FearOfABlackPlanetalbum)

  58. I’m having issues getting to the xbox site so I can’t check out the games you’ve played. I enjoyed “Enslaved: Odyssey to the West”. It’s a recent game that has a good story and is fun to play.

  59. I’m a big fan of the Lego Games. I have finished Batman and Indiana Jones 100% and I’m getting close to Harry Potter 95.4. should finish tonight.

  60. Games I have on preorder (that o can remember off the top of my head without getting off my butt and looking it up):

    Two Worlds II
    Dragon Age II
    Sims Medievil
    The Witcher II
    Dungeon Seige 3
    And… Something else that I can’t remember off the top of my head. I think it might be Sims related but not sure

    I’ve decided to hold off preordering Mass Effect 3 until closer to release date. That way I can get the special edition when it comes out

  61. BTW Bunny, that cassette tape USB bus is awesome. I love it every time I look at it. Evidently someone knows I have a good sense of irony.

  62. According to environmentalists Canadian winters are getting warmer over all. I can actually buy that.

    Can you tell I’m watching the news?

  63. Rhett, I do recommend the Witcher but make sure you get the downloadable patch that removes the stupid north American censoring.

    *grumble grumble*. Don’t tell me I can’t have full frontal nudity in my video games

  64. BTW, my goddess is so far above me that, while it is a compliment to me to be mistaken for her, the other way around would definatley be an insult to her :cheerful:

  65. Ditto, no. Heard about it, just never got too it

    On a related note: With so much on preorder I’m actually hesitant to start something new and get in the middle of it only to have my head turned by the mailman

  66. I’ve just failed an intelligence test set by an ex bus driver.

    He passed over a wristwatch that tells the time in binary by a combination of red LEDs.

    Sad to say I couldn’t work out what time it was showing (other than cheating and looking at my watch).

    Bloody smug pensioners!

  67. Rhett … awww…

    Bunny… double awwww..

    And on that note.

    I’m going to happy hour at a normal time now.
    As opposed to middle of the night.

    And yes.

    I could get used to this.

  68. I don’t forsee any long term problems, but….my wife is currently in the hospital and will likely be there for a couple of days.

    She managed to get herself a staph infection and has a blood clot near the infection as well. Lots of nasty drugs in her future.

    I’ll update as we progress.

  69. I think we’ve caught things early enough that I expect she should not have long term problems, but it is going to take some work to beat this thing.

  70. I don’t know what my hubby does with it, but I find the stylus for his e-reader everywhere except in the reader where it should be.

    Yesterday when I was making the bed I found it among the bedding. This morning it was on the living room floor. I can’t wait to see where I find it tomorrow :cheerful:

  71. Rhett I agree but he’s only a producer there. In fact hes a good producer… but when he directs we get Charlies Angels and Terminator: Salvation, as you well know.

    Its gonna be Michael Bay light, I just know it.

  72. (demoncat-style response)
    well Dc cant be happy if the wonderwoman doesnt get viewers or if it isn’t not good there go to be mad they didn’t do the joss whedon movie where inara was be amazon wonder woman i would have liked that well see i just hope they do the lariat and the invisible jet write not like in the superfriends lol

  73. /Confession
    I really have no idea what demoncat is. I had always just assumed it had something to do with lolcats.
    Now that Mr. Mangan sir has used the phrase “demoncat-style response” I feal the need to posses an understanding of this cultural reference.

    Is there a demoncat primer out there somewhere ?
    /Confession

  74. JJ: demoncat is a frequent poster on ToplessRobot that Nomad and I have fallen in love with due to his horrific grammar and childlike wonder. He makes me giggle…. once I decipher what he’s said.

  75. Pluto: “Such a badass muthafuck that the otha’ planets had to kick his pimp ass out of the group for making they bitch asses look so bad. Muthafuckin Pluto now aint tied to no colors – him just rolled and fighted and fucked like the fly fuckin badass he is. Homeboy now rolls with the Kuiper Krew”

  76. Laughter at my place of business is actually required.

    I think you should all, therefore, come work with me. Then, we’d at least fulfill one of the job requirements.

  77. Obviously Van you have been taken over by the Skesisalings and need to be “cleansed” of your money. Please send your finances to me ASAP.

  78. Filter is the most unsociable bands I have ever seen.

    Lead singer “Hay we’re Filter and we’re going to rock”
    The rocking when on for a long time
    Lead singer “Hay we’re Filter, Thanks for coming”
    walked off stage.

    However they did just as he said they would. They Rocked.
    this was shortly after “Hey Man, Nice Shot” came out

  79. Are there alligators in the water, Bunny?

    So I’m currently writing a depressingly Snow Crash BTDU-like* email. Not reading it, actually writing it. Sigh.

    *http://gallatinite.wordpress.com/2010/07/06/a-memo-from-fedland-excerpt-from-snowcrash-by-n-stephenson/

  80. “Dear Asshat Who Stole My Lunch:

    I knew you were going to, you MFer, so I loaded the soup up with industrial-strength laxatives.

    Also, the entire company is out of TP until next Tuesday.

    Hope you enjoyed it,