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Jack Mangans Deadpan #196: The Third Zitherpalooza
The Vanagizer Bunamonde?
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583 thoughts on “Jack Mangans Deadpan #196: The Third Zitherpalooza”
You put the lime in the coconut..
BTW, I think I got everyone, but plz let me know if you sent me something and it was lost in the shuffle.
This weeks episode comes with extra umms and cucumbers free of charge.
Yes, I tend to repeat what I’ve already said, numerous times…
You did a great job, Van. Seriously. You did a great job, Van. Seriously. You did a great job, Van. Seriously. You did a great job, Van. Seriously. You did a great job, Van. Seriously. You did a great job, Van. Seriously. You did a great job, Van. Seriously. You did a great job, Van. Seriously. You did a great job, Van. Seriously. You did a great job, Van. Seriously. You did a great job, Van. Seriously. You did a great job, Van. Seriously.
No, seriously. You both did.
lol, right Jack, I’ll shall shutup moaning now…
Morning Pan, True Grit doesn’t open till this weekend here, so today I shall be checking out ‘The Fighter’.
I forgot to call in my Zitherpooza thoughts. All 1.5 of them.
I expect great things today with this show.
Ugh, long night.
I too expect great things!
Is it bed time yet?
Is it me or does Vanagizer Bunamonde sound dirty?
I also get the feeling Vanamonde and I were in the minority on this film.
I would like to clarify my remarks. I would never have watched this movie 3 times if I didn’t like it. I love the zither music, Wells’ role, and the ending. Being a drama, I was just frustrated because I didn’t have that much to say about it. I just don’t rewatch drammas that often. Even Citizen Kane, which I loved, I have only seen twice.
Vanagizer = dirty
My own joking aside, Jack, I agree with you about the film. I enjoyed it.
Didn’t miss the gays — VEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEENKIL!! Well, Sly B didn’t miss the gays.
I studied Film Noir as an undergrad, and didn’t see this film in that course. Other FN that you all may enjoy: Double Indemnity, which is excellent and the best FN IMO: BOUND.
Van and I really took up the time didn’t we.
I’m not sure if I should apologize or not…
No, don’t apologize!
1) it was a great discussion about the film
2) Van swoon
Jack, Jack, Jack! You missed a Third Man something from me! Don’t you love me any more?
I think I’m going to sit in a corner now and cry :cwy:
I will say that changing terms in Twain’s work is a complex issue. I don’t think it should be done, but I also want to note that not only people of color find the terminology in question offensive. I don’t think that people of color are the ones pushing for that change. I think a lot of “liberal” white guilt is behind it. Dumb . . .
VanagizerBunamonde – Great talk! It may not make me like the movie any more but it does make me appreciate those who appreciate it.
I have Jack White guilt. As in I want to apologize to all other races for Jack White.
Oh JJ….Your bit says it all. Bravo on the music as well, sir.
Is a “Dutch Angle” like a Dutch Oven?
Agreed – JJ and JfS win.
Amy there’s nothing to catch the second time around.
I see a common theme developing here through the audio comments
Thanks for readin’ for me Jack.
*coughs and hacks*
Yeah!!!!! Lo Jack for the win!
Staying home sick = laying in bed commenting lots = ya’ll can deal with it.
I agree wholeheartedly with Ed From Austria. I mean Texas.
^except for the point that UHF was better. No, Ed From Vienna. No.
JfS – this Zither goes to 11.
Where the hell did you find Jimmy!!!!!???????? Oh…Jack…
Bunny had a great something for the 3rd Man. I just forgots it, like a dummy. 🙁
It really needs to be heard, so – there’s still time for your thoughts Nomad, if you want to share.
Third Man Out! Ha!!!
Halfway through, great episode so far. I have some thoughts but don’t know if anyone wants to hear them on the Late Late Pan.
Leave it to Jack to make the best points for the film. I almost wanna see it again. Almost.
EssBee: You weren’t the only one to notice. LOL
Send em, Rhett. If you want. I can snuggle you, Bunny, Nomad(?), and anyone else tpgether in the DVD extras reel.
Lets hear em, Rhett. Especially if its about Anna’s cleavage.
Actually it was about the camel toe at the flower store.
Lo Pan said:
[I]Amy there’s nothing to catch the second time around.[/I]
No, there isn’t, not like in some more complex movies. I only watched it again because I was overdoing it on the multitasking the first time around and missed some important dialog. *shameface*
Jack: Ebert also gave Mummy 3 and Tron 2 three stars ;P
^Oops. Wrong kind of brackets. I forgot which website I was on. :blush:
Do be so gloomy. After all it’s kinda that awful. Like the fella says, in Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Deadpan they had anti-podtaint – they had 5 years of stolen rap lyrics and awesome interviews, and what did that produce? The Third Manapalooza. So long Mush.
Ohhhh, snuggling with Rhett and Nomad makes me happy. :wub:
^Mind if I use that line in my next Western?
^Mind if i use those emocons in my next Kids Book?
Did you recant TEB?
‘The Fighter’ was enjoyable enough.
Recant. Not at all Van. I loved the movie.
Lo, if you make it a western kids book, it might not be suitable for younger audiences. :tongue:
Not many assless chaps in today’s western story books for kids.
“Blazing” = chlamydia
“Saddles” = vajayjays
Lo Pan, isn’t it time for your medication?
“insert cross eyed Mel Brooks here”
Lick It Up – Kiss
“Ooohhooo OOOO OOhhooooa”
Best video evar ^
Its time for my meds… whoof.
*hand Lo Lithium*
Damn, JJ. I was hoping to be the only one with the loud zither joke. Hehe
One thing I liked in the movie that I didn’t mention was the German not really being translated. There was a lot of it and it was a little confusing, but then we were kind of in Holly’s perspective, so the director was putting us in Holly’s shoes. I liked that.
Crap joke alert:
She was standing in the kitchen, preparing our usual soft-boiled eggs and toast for breakfast, wearing only the T shirt that she normally slept in.
As I walked in, almost awake, she turned to me and said softly, ”you’ve got to make love to me this very moment!”….
My eyes lit up and I thought, ”I am either still dreaming or this is going to be my lucky day!”
Not wanting to lose the moment, I embraced her and then gave it my all, right there on the kitchen table.
Afterwards she said, ” thanks”, and returned to the stove, her t shirt still round her neck.
Happy, but a little puzzled, I asked,
”what was all that about?”
She explained, ………….
” The egg timer’s broken.”……..
JfS – agreed on the non-translations. It was a nice touch.
Van: eggcelent. But the yolks still on you.
JfS: I just noticed your last post on the previous show thread. Standby…
Dammit, JFS made a point I was going to expand on.
Dammit, I’d also intended to say that. I do love that there’d be a full scene with no words in English, no subtitles, yet you fully grasped everything. This from Oden again on that point, since we’re viewing this world from Holly’s in-over-his-head POV, we should be unsure of the characters words.
i also disagree with the comments that there’s nothing else to catch in subsequent viewings, but I *did* say that in the ep :). Everyone’s words and actions have lots of meanings and contradictions, even including the lovable sergeant.
I disagree with your disagree, sir.
Tho the “up is hell, down is heaven” made me giggle.
Ha. I just watched Jack’s amazing boy playing guitar video and found that you can watch The Third Man on YouTube.
I missed said video! Link?^
I too liked the untranslated German but the whole “trying to solve a mystery in an alien landscape” thing seemed like maybe an idea that the original writers had as a key plot point … but it got really down played in future re-writes. If they har REALLY played up that angle, really laid into it and given us a rising sense of frustration and even disorientation … it would have taken this film up a couple of notches. Instead, it felt like more of just a little side idea.
but what do I know.
BTW – the whole, giving a sense of disorientation and “wrongness” is one of the main reasons to use the “dutch angles” in your camera work. They just need to be used more purposefully then they were here. Here they seemed like someone occasionally leaned over to the camerman and said “Hey, throw one of them dutch angle shots in here. I hear they’re real arty.”
Van – :groan:
… and since I seem to be in curmudgeon mode …
I question that what I am hearing in that youtube clip is what the young lad is playing. He appears to be sitting in a room with no pick-up and yet I hear no room ambience and what seems to be a little bit of reverb or echo.
Perhaps some of our more guitar savey Deadpanites might give it closer perusal and tell me if in fact you could get that clean a sound with just the mic on a camcorder.
What do I know. I’m still scanning and scanning and scanning … all with out the aid of beer. It may be making me surly.
hey you kids! get off my lawn!
Jack, I actually agree with you re: the film. I was watching it on my iPhone during work though. Couldn’t really pay attention. Also, my comments were second string to my Monty Python Cheese Shop Sketch reference.
Just finished listening to the episode, thanks again Jack for editing the conversation between me and TEB (and cutting out the mention of my actual age..).
Ooooh, JfS! You’re a grumbly dude!
Lo Panna’s Cleavage:
Well while I still hold to my opinions about this movie (though admittedly the comparison with UHF was hyperbole), I appreciate the vigorous defenses given and respect the views presented. I think everyone made some great contributions on this one.
A few sales on the app store this weekend:
I like this crap:
1. The beat is pretty snazzy.
2. The color scheme is pretty snazzy too.
Great Deadspace 2 unboxing
CP: Tell ‘Em — Sleigh Bells
I think all of the contributions in this ep were fantastic (especially the one I stupidly omitted).
This is the video Randall mentioned:
hehe, I was all…”She’s not unboxing anything really.” then all “Asian cleeeevaage” and then “AHHH!!”
What is up with correspondant Kim Morgan’s face?
C: writing employee evaluations
Ooooo. Let us help Essbee!
The fact that we no nothing about them can only help!
As a bonus, they would probably never let you write reviews again!
CP: Ungawa — Chow Nasty
Well, the scanning is complete. Next is labeling, sorting and then putting them in a slide show.
First though, instead of going for that beer I shall have lunch.
I like the sounds of that, justa — the me not having to do this again, that is.
“I suspect that Bob is secretly stashing squares of toilet paper from the rest rooms and bringing them home to build an enormous papier mache model of Devil’s Mountain in his living room. This employee may need to be watched closely.”
Gotta love my bank, calling tech support is now an occation to market you additional services. =P
Saw that last night, Lo. Holy Moly Moly.
I cant move….
You evil bastard. I see you want to share the pain of quitting smoking. 😉
You Might Think – The Cars
No More Mr. Nice Guy – Alice Cooper
CPIMM: Jesus Christ!
*bashes head on desk*
Here ditto, a video song to distract you
video song? what the hell brain that was supposed to be music video..
Essbee – you can use this for a “good” employee.
(insert name) is really motivated and shows great initiative in implementing new strategic planning and group dynamics. On more then one occasion (Insert Name) has shown great restraint in not bludgeoning upper management personnel who quite clearly needed “a good killing”.
While I have no complaints with (insert name), he/she could use some improvement in the area of mind reading if they wish to become a more “value added” drone for Evil Inc.
yeah but (insert name) is a bastard to his coworkers and never makes more coffee when he takes the last cup.
Did you hear about the family that named their son “insert name)?
They did it to save time on filling out paperwork.
sorry. The snare drummer is on break.
Old joke: Two cannibals are eating a stew made from a clown. The first cannibal leans over and asks the second “Does this taste funny to you?”
Time for a beer now.
Tonights anesthesia – Gonzo Imperial Porter from the fine folks at the Flying Dog Brewery.
Up next – naming and organizing 120 scanned photos.
Cool. Clint Mansell is doing the score for Mass Effect 3.
I am officially tired.
Come ditto…. be saved…. You know hes your destiny
I am your density.
Lord, who I wouldnt do for a smoke right about now.
What wouldn’t you do?
CD: 400 Lb. Monkey – got a yuck taste 2night.
Please hold – be right over.
BA! ZING! GA!
CD: North Coast Pranqster
We’re gonna watch Perfect Couples tonight. We caught it last week and dug it.
Olivia Munn +10
Olivia Munn looks +10
Olivia Munn faking for us nerds -100
Aw . . .
well, I like her on the new show at least. I question her judgement after reading that she had a fling with Justin Timberlake.
How you feeling, Mr. Smokeless?
Not quite ugh but not quite yay either
Theres not a single Grand Lake Brewery beer on Pintley. Shame.
Lo: that makes me sad just thinking about it
You know of LR? I like the Wooley Booger Brown
nope, I haven’t had the pleasure, but craft brew ignorance always makes me sad.
I think the alcohol makes me emotional.
Understood, buddy. This Wooley Booger sure would go great with a…um…whats the word? Uh…SMOKE!
now that would be a waste, you’d taste the cigarette and not the beer
Gene Wilder in The Producers is fucking brilliant
Keep on it LR…. I need the help.
“alcohol makes me”
Oh Ive used that before^
Grand Lake’s Shadow Mountain Oatmal Stout is divine
alright 4 beers submitted to pintly, now for some whiskey
And now on to Pintley…
I’m probably going to add around 10 more that I know I’ve tried, all from local breweries and are sold in liquor stores, I could add another 10 that are keg only.
Dear Rise Against,
No. No I will not pay 45.00 to see you and Bad Religion play.
Fuck you very much,
I agree, LR. But I dont trust my memory to tell me the truth
Yeah, that’s one of the reasons I’m not submitting several beers. It’s been so long since I tried them there is no way I can really remember what I thought. Or my palate has changed so much I’d have a completely different opinion now.
Exactly. Sadly most of mine are no longer produced. Muh! At least its incentive to try more!!
definitely, I also started messing with untappd.com tonight. Although with that I’m only going to put in beers when I drink them.
Overload!!!!!!! Beer site overload…..
Actually, thats how Im ending up using Pintley
“Wooley Booger” may be the best beer name I’ve ever heard.
OMG, have you heard the Wooly Booger joke? I may have to phone it in.
Bad Long Joke!
Is it green?
Nokia has decided that being the biggest cell phone company in the world kinda sucks. In order to remedy that, they are shacking up with Windows Mobile. Instead of Android. Or, ya know, working on Symbian some more.
I wonder how much of the decision was because the CEO used to be with Microsoft Office. Or maybe it has more to do with his five kids?
Oooh, goody. Somebody went and blew their plant up this week – dunno if it made the national news.
This weekend I get to work on rebuilding it. Burn jobs are never fun.
I’ve done something horrible to my good knee. Looks like it’s Urgent Care for me this morning at 8:00. I do not have time for this!
Ess: Sorry to hear about your knee. Hope it’s better soon.
Ed: Sorry to hear about the sucky job. Hope it’s better soon.
NS: Sorry to hear about your sucky mobile carrier choice. Hope it’s better soon.
JfromS: Sorry to hear about your bad joke. Hope it’s better soon.
Lo: Sorry to hear about your beer site overload. Hope it’s better soon.
Lost Ralph: Sorry…
… never mind.
^ this from me also.
Tomorrow we go on a search for a new piece of work out equipment. We have a stationary bike but I don’t like the seat. It makes me numb in places I shouldn’t be. :tongue:
Hubby wants to get an elliptical but I’m not so sure we have the space.
UH: sorry we make you so sorry. Poopshoot.
Good morning deadpan.
Sorry for the bad start you’re having Essbee and Ed, good luck.
“piece of work “
You know what else is a bad long joke?
I’m ashamed to admit that I just thought of a possible upside to the Transformers 3 movie. Updated versions of the dinobots…
Not that I’ll go see it in theaters, but still I would consider that a positive outcome among the huge pile of shit the movie will probably be.
Sorry LR but now you must die to save us from another crap T3 script…
LR – After what they did to the Constructicons you can say that with a straight face???
Van: You can’t blame the script on me, let’s face it the movie is already finished by now.
WNDR: Doh! I’d managed to block that from my memory, I’m just going to slink away now.
UsedHair crystallized my thoughts eloquently. ^^
A Wolf wandered back in here!
Dooby dooby doo
Someone forgot to lock the doggie door….
Lack of open source documentation is kicking my ass again.
I mentioned this on Facebook, doesn’t take a genius to work out the common difference between diet and regular soda:
I thought we’d just built the house out of straw, Wolf.
We should get caught up soon! I hope all is well round Oklahoma and around Wander Radio.
“Van: You can’t blame the script on me, let’s face it the movie is already finished by now.”
Now now people, I am SURE that the “Scriptbot 3000” has cranked out the finest quality screenplay possible … given that all the parameters it was given, involved the name “Transformers”, “Robots” and “maximizing profit margins amongst the largest movie going demographic (13 to 16 year old girls and their dates who are only there with the hopes of getting some heavy petting).
Oklahoma has suffered record breaking snow fall…
For a while I thought I was back in Chicago.
Wander Radio is still cruising along.
Currently in production.
Free Air Season one Pirate Radio is in production.
Episode 3 of Podiobook “Vassal of EL” by Gloria Oliver is in final.
Currently working on Valentine’s Day Mixtape (Should release Monday)
Episode 58 is in production I have my spotlight artist and selected various tracks.
Currently thinking about a Wander Radio Newsletter to cover all podcast news that I had in the show… that is just in the idea phase…
Other than that – not much…
Reports like that drive me crazy. The text of the report admits it could come down to people who drink water over soda might simply have a healthier diet overall and that could explain the difference. More fear mongering.
Speaking of scripts…
A better ending for 3rd Man would be to have the girl extradited to the Russian section … where she is re-united with her boyfriend whom she was in league with the whole time. In fact, it would turn out that Harry had outed her forged passport to make sure she would be basically brought to him in the safety of the Russian district.
Why no increased risked for regular soda drinkers then?
Your next task JJ is to write a better ending for Oliver Twist…
jJ – You’ve got mail.
A better ending could have involved Holly smashing a zither to pieces, like Pete Townsend.
I was kinda hoping for Holly and Harry to end up in a giant Wicker Man at the end.
Ha! “The Zither Man”
I’ve got blisters on my fingers!!!!
Third Man Alt ending #2167:
“Vienna sausage is people!”
“In post war Austria, no one can hear you scream”
…because the zither music is too loud.
The Third Man is lactose intolerant; goes to cheese shop just to dance.
Harry’s original solution was to teleport a massive interdimensional squid monster carcass into the middle of Vienna.
But first…. a shot of whiskey.
Light that smoke for ya?
Thanks Lo, have a balloon.
You guys are nutty.
I’m be-braced about my knee area, and back at Evil. Almost time for CCH
Way to play through your pain, EssBee.
Evil does not stop for knee injuries.
Knee. Jerks. Reaction.
EssBee – Tell Sly to give you a BFP for us when you get home… You deserve it.
You know what else is nutty?
CE: Baby Ruth candy bar.
I was going to say a Pay Day, but that works too. 🙂
Unfortunate name alert:
Ruined it. colon phail.
A character in Inglourious Basterds 2, Lo Pan?
I’m sure she wishes it was…
What if she married Steven Glasscock?
Thatd be improvement!!!
…aaaaannnndd this is still more likely than winning the lottery:
What a perfect setup for this link, Van:
Excellent links, gents.
One more. Gaze into a future with no e-mail:
I like the idea of less e-mail, but FB is not communication. I’ve seen grown divorced people talk to each other in extremely hateful ways where their teen and everyone else could see. Not pretty.
Thoroughly shitty day.
Compensating by having Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout.
Oh ditto… I envy you right now. Not for your shitty day tho. I had my own :). Fucking ugh.
Enjoying a nice glass of Cucapa Obscura. Yet another brew not on Pintley
Caved in and had a smoke. Tossed it after 3 drags. A good sign.
What I wouldn’t do for 3 drags.
I picked up a Folly Pack from New Belgium 2night. Has their new Spring Seasonal in it. Of note: Left Hand is getting rid of Jackman’s, which is one of my favorites and replacing it with a new APA. Hm. I gave the Left Hand guy a look and bought New Belg instead.
Ill be right over
Good job! We beer fans have to vote with our wallets/pocketbooks. That being said I better buy a few sixers of Jackmans. Liked it alot. Heres hoping the APA in its stead is as quality
Tegan and Sara blazing at 11 makes the pooshit Friday melt away quite nicely.
You lesbos get all the cool rock chicks!!! Boo!!!! 😉
More Onion goodness
Drinking alone at a beer bar. I hope the beer selection cancels out the sadness of being alone.
Ask them to dim the lights and pretend your at the Deadpan Bar.
Yeah, but the entertainig asshole to my right is more talkative tonight.
In more important news saison dupont is so different on tap versus bottle.
The tumbleweeds are quiet tonight.
I do not see the hatred toward Girl Who Kicked the Hornets nest. Besides desperately needing an editor, I found it a very worthy and satisfying addition/end to the trilogy. Then again, this IS from the guy who liked Played With Fire the best 😛
I’m Here Lo but then I have yet to watch any of the movies or read any of the books.
I think the alcohol is affecting my spacial coordination.
Thats ok. We can talk about….boobs?
Everyone’s got em…
Somes got ’em mor’n others.
I got em, although I’m hoping to lose them by summer
CDo: still scanning more photos.
Gotta find a cable that will go from this Macbook to the Dell video projector that I’ve borrowed. Hope Best buy has one.
I would like less of mine and more of someone else’s. That’s all I have time for on THAT topic at the moment.
Also what LR said. Male breasts should not be “breasts”.
Anyone ever had Cucapa Obscura?
I have not had the pleasure ofthat beer LP who makes this elixir?
I have been enjoying Belgian style beers on tap though, delicious.
Its Cucapa Brewing Co in Baja Cali. I wouldnt call it ambrosia, but its nice to see darker craft brews (or craft brews in general) being attempted south of the border.
That does sound wonderful. Belgian on tap is a good find.
It is interesting the diffetence between bootle and draft belgian beers. It is like the diffetence between pure CO2 stouts snd nitro stouts. It makes me think that Le Merle is closer to Dupont’s saison than I originally thought.
I can relate to the CO2 vs nitro for sure. Ill need to check some out
Belgian on tap is a marvelous rarity.
RE: The Swedish “Girl Who” movies: I don’t think any of em were bad.
Did you know that the guy who directed those three is the Let the Right One In director’s brother? How’s that for useless trivia?
Mangan? Zat u?
Is that you, John Wayne?
Hope not. Hes frozen.
Motherf**k him and Elvis.
Why does the cute blond leave me after offering whiskey.
What a tease, LR. Boo.
They both left the building
Goodnight, blonde Elvis
So two years ago I was carded and denied beer, and tonight I was denied beer for being too intoxocated. Yes I do gind this very funnny.
“Well, I do hope lostralph made it home ok,” he said, with zero irony.
Never got into habit of drinking booze alone.
If my liver could talk it would probably say thank you.
Never got into habit of drinking booze alone.
If my liver could talk it would probably say thank you.
What do to when you are bored and have a high speed digital camera:
Super Megaworm goes free for a day on the app store:
Fun video, Van.
Attn: Neil Gaiman fans: http://www.mousecircus.com/videotour.aspx
“Goodnight :mush:,” he said.
SPAM saves lives!
Very very cute slo-mo of a chipmunk
CW: This week’s Light’s Out – really enjoying this series
Why didn’t you guys tell me Hornets Nest was out? We’ll be watching tonight!
Of “The Girl Who”, Van.
Doing a little earbudding today. Kinda fun!
Headed to: Oskar Blues!
And we’re back
EssBee!! I Wanna Go!!!!!
Finished “A Game of Thrones” today. Excellent recommendation, my dear EssBee.
Though, the audiobook is frustrating. The narrator was excellent, but the editing job was terrible. sections kept getting repeated.
Will be interesting to see how this turns out on screen with the upcoming series. Though I’ll likely wait to check it out on DVD after the first season airs. Haven’t been able to bring myself to pay for the “premium” movie channels in a long long time.
I’m listening now, Ed – glad you liked it! My version (from audible) doesn’t have repeated sections . . . odd.
Dang, Lo! You shoulda!
Although this weeks was not a season best, was nice the way they just jumped into an episode focused on the alternative universe without a cheesey line of text.
Google’s Chrome must have a problem with UK English, I get the following error when I click on help:
This Help Centre is not currently available in your language. However, you can select another language from the “Change Language” drop-down menu at the bottom of the page or download Google Toolbar, which can instantly translate websites in 42 languages.
Hey pan. Spent 10 hours trying to download a movie on the XBox. Not sure if it’s XBox or Shaw (our carrier). But we shut it down as it was only at 20% after all that time. Will try again tomorrow
CD: 1554 Enlightened Black Ale
CD a 20 year old Glenrothes to make up for the XBox frustration
CW: Archer S2E3
We went out today and most of my bonus on an elliptical. I told hubby when we went out I only wanted spend about half of it. I don’t know what happened.
Oh well, he gets to spend tomorrow in the basement figuring out where it’s going to go. It doesn’t get delivered until Tuesday
CD: reading and posting on Deadpan. Waiting for the hockey game to start
What I am NOT doing is watching Monsters. *grumble, grumble*
Why? it’s not that bad of a movie.
Read above, Van. Stupid XBox
Makess you almost tempted to bittorrent…
Almost being the key word… For me anyway
On a (slightly) related note, the new caps are killing my daughter. Her boyfriend loves to torrent. They are often well over, sometimes by two to three times their limit. She’s trying, unsuccessfully, to get him to stop before it breaks them
A quick blast on Jackal before bed.
Yeah Van, it’s late. Go to bed 😉
My hubby only had one drink tonight. I say this because he was commenting on how singer was doing at singing the US anthem for the hockey game. It’s two Canadian teams playing. There was no US anthem sung.
Maybe he needs more alcohol?
Vancouver draws first blood
It just occurred to me, I’m on my second drink. Again, may not seem like much to you but it’s big for me.
Although, not having done much drinking in months, I’m about a third through my second shot of whiskey and I’m buzzing
Do you think professional hockey player’s mouth guards are custom fit to their individual mouths? Or do you think they purchase generic ones in bulk?
1-0 Vancouver, end of the first
I’m falling asleep
Russell Brand is not attractive.
This SNL skit thinks it’s Kids in the Hall, but it isn’t.
I was just thinking “I can’t get drunk on chocolate” then remembered I have a bottle of Godiva chocolate liqueur in the cabinet. If I didn’t have a mind-bending migraine right now I’d make a chocolate martini and…
Cram it in the boot.
Like I need to drink.
I don’t even know what fricken day it is.
Migraine medicine and hot tea fog my senses.
Want to invade Earth? Read this first:
Reality may be more slippery than first thought:
Where did the kids go? Did someone forget to feed the couch?
Hey, DP! Looks like it’s going to be a warm & windy day around here.
I got out of bed again today.
I will be seeing the Justin Bieber movie in 3D today.
I’m expecting it to be non-phenomenal.
It is sure not to disappoint my expectations.
/asking the tumbleweeds for a light.
They don’t seem impressed with the request.
So I ended up in the comic book shop with the kids yesterday. . .
There is really a wide gulf between kids’ comics and books for grownups. When did that happen? I considered calling ditto or Andrea for a 1-issue recommendation, because I have no idea anymore. I asked the guy what the A, T+, etc ratings mean, but got a vague answer.
Apparently Marvel have killed off one of the Fantastic Four? Is this their new publicity strategy?
I can’t help with a 1-issue rec, Jack. I read about 4 never-ending series . . .
We just watched The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest. We really enjoyed it, but the books are SO MUCH better. Noomi Rapace is very cute.
Well, I’d accept a “dip-your-toe-in” recommendation too.
BTW – Is the site refresh going slowly for everyone?
Yeah, the site is kinda messed up.
I always love Tank Girl, Jack, but def not for kids. And I’m a big X-Men fan. And Buffy & Angel . . .
Justin Bieber isn’t so bad.
***** FANTASTIC FOUR SPOILER IF YOU CARE BUT IM NOT REALLY SHURE WHO WOULD****
Jack- Re:FF…yes, they killed off a certain “flamer” and replaced him with a certain “webslinger”.
Netflix is instant viewing the new season of Sparticus. I love everything about this sentence. Damn thats a hot show!
About to crack open a Mephistopheles. Somewhere, in the distance, a Lost Ralph comes to a dead stop.
Noomi Rapace = swooooooooooooooon
Yes, the website has been problematic today.
In my quest to play ‘Chuckie Egg’ on as many different computer as possible, I played it on an emulated Tatung Einstein (only 50, 000 made made in the real world) via MESS.
Lo Pan: you have chosen wisely.
but then you already knew that.
If you can’t get enough of boredom:
Whoa, Deadpan works again!
Oh and if you are on facebook, this guy may be worth a listen:
What to avoid at the beach:
You see TEB, being in a cold place does have an advantage….
LR did you know its up to 16.83% ABV? I swear not too long ago it was only 13.
Lo: the fun of making and drinking a specialty beer. Is that the 2010 release?
This ones Dec 2009 – so real close
Oh good. Good.
CW: Grammy Awards
Finished my video in time to race to the funeral service.
Not before I came down with a cold though.
Got home and found my TiVo had died.
I think I will crawl in bed and try again tomorrow.
I’m sorry jJ0e, I hope tomorrow is better for you.
Yes, sorry to learn of the rough day, J0e.
jJ – Sorry. =( Maybe tomorrow will be better.
Hungry Shark Part 2 (which includes part 1) is free on the app store today:
Well, at least it’s Monday…..um, right.
… and it is another day.
Full blown headcold and it seems the main storage drive on my workstation has quit.
For some reason, I am suddenly remembering “biorhythms” .
When I was in grade school we had a teacher who introduced us to those. What an odd thing to bring up to grade school kids. Don’t know why I’m thinking of them now. Bet there is a site about them somewhere.
In other news … I see that those snobs at the Grammy’s have YET AGAIN snubbed Jack Mangan. When will they recognize the musical genius that is he? When WHEN!!!
Best valentines comic I’ve ever seen.
^ “and don’t forget the safeword”
Happy Valentines day Deadpan.
That’s not a safe phrase JJ.
If you don’t know me by now, then I doubt you’ll ever know me.
I never won a Grammy, won’t win a Tony.
Quiet VD here today.
I wrote this whole big post about my morning. Where did it go?
Support ticket entered with FPM. They say it’s the ISP.
I don’t remember what I initially wrote, but I’mma share my morning.
Woke up with migraine.
Someone charged $550.00 to my iTunes account, using my PayPal account. (I’ve started investigation)
My garage door came off the tracks. I kicked it hard.
My dog ate my shoe.
My case of mondays picture didn’t work.
That sucks big time Cj, have you changed your passwords on the paypal and iTunes accounts.
Emotional morning for Fray today. She’s swinging between these adorable huge grins and whimpering. Makes for a really long and tiring day.
Though not like finding someone is stealing money. That sucks, Cj.
It’s an expensive day in the Deadpan.
I recommend everyone just stay low.
CP: Wander Radio #34
I’ve changed everything. Yes. Yes, I have.
Just spent $25 on flowers. Be careful out there.
In related news: Walmart’s toy section sucks the bag.
I ordered a new power supply for my TiVo (about $85) and picked up my mower from the shop ($160)
I get myself only the sexiest Valentines gifts!
Jack, paper or plastic?
No Rhettro, he was referring to their Valentines promo –
“Buy her a dozen Walmart Roses and we’ll suck the Bag.”
:ftb: doesn’t do ASCII art. It always strips out extra spaces. Too bad; that’s a pretty good representation of a case of Mondays. :happy:
Jack, were you looking for toys or “toys”?
Either, way, yeah.
For all you RedLetterMedia fans…the Great Mr. Plinkett auction has begun
Are the servers actually behaving??
J0e is that Walmart’s current promotion? I don’t even want to know how their rollback applies, in that case.
So far, so good.
There’s some fucked up people on twitter, and I’m not looking in a mirror as I type this.
You said it, Van.
Kinda gives the Walmart “greeter” a whole new, frightening aspect – especially when you consider the clientèle
Good-ish news: I’m in Colorado Springs at Memorial Hospital with my mom, who appears to have just come out of major spinal surgery successfully. I’m sleeping in the room with her – chats welcome tonight!
w00t for good-ish news!
Good to hear Essbee, I hope she gets well soon too.
Thank you, boys. It’s been a super-long day.
Hope you all are doing well!
Seems to me the Sith went extinct once…
End no make sense post!
OK, so it’s no longer Valentine’s Day. Goodnight :sith:
Hooray for good news!
What NS said.
Hooray for the end of VD.
…and it’s bye bye to Bizarre Creations..you remember Geometry Wars right?
Well Pan, off to see True Grit..finally!
EssBee: Yee Ha-ish!
Me? I think a Sith crawled into my face and is making it’s way to my lungs.
Perhaps a doctor will see me today.
… or an exorcist.
EssBee: That’s good news.
Another day when hubby won’t be home until late *sigh*
Now to catch up on comments…
Ok, caught up on comments and only have this to say:
sad comfy hugs to J0e and Cj
Happy, joyful hugs to EssBee
True Grit got 3.2 Burning Blades out of 5 on the Lo Pan meter.
New favorite beer – Alaskan Baltic Porter
New non-favorite beer – Rogue Mocha Porter
Go get better JJ. Fo sho.
Big time get better, yos.
We survived the night, but it was a long one. Watching the second hand tick from a hard chair in a chilly recovery room = boo. But mom seems to have done better this time with what was a very serious and complicated surgery.
Glad to hear it EssBee
Now… it’s time to gas up the car and get it washed.
Yay to Ess and mom! Way to stick it out.
“way to stick it out” … Wait, isn’t that your job Lo Pan? :cheerful:
It depends…um…what was the quest…er…question. Um…er…. oh my
I’m sure everyone who was interested already got a copy, but… Steam has Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY for $7.50 today.
Or you could just get the Square Enix Complete Pack which includes: Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, Hitman: Blood Money, Battlestations: Midway, Just Cause, Hitman: Codename 47, Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition, Deus Ex: Invisible War, Thief: Deadly Shadows, Tomb Raider: Legend, Project: Snowblind, Rogue Trooper, Infernal, Tomb Raider: Anniversary, Kane and Lynch: Dead Men™, Conflict: Denied Ops, Tomb Raider: Underworld, Shellshock 2: Blood Trails, Battlestations Pacific, Just Cause 2, Yosumin!™, The Last Remnant™, Gyromancer, FINAL FANTASY XI ULTIMATE COLLECTION, Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, Kane & Lynch 2: The Doggie Bag, Kane & Lynch 2: Alliance Weapon Pack, Kane & Lynch 2: Multiplayer Masks Pack, Order of War™, Mini Ninjas, Flora’s Fruit Farm, Just Cause 2: Bull’s Eye Assault Rifle, Just Cause 2: Rico’s Signature Gun DLC, Just Cause 2: Chevalier Classic, Just Cause 2: Agency Hovercraft, Just Cause 2: Monster Truck DLC, Just Cause 2: Black Market Aerial Pack DLC, Just Cause 2 – Black Market Boom Pack DLC, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition, SEASON OF MYSTERY: The Cherry Blossom Murders, Supreme Commander 2, Supreme Commander 2: Infinite War Battle Pack, Front Mission Evolved, Front Mission Evolved: Map Pack, Front Mission Evolved: Last Stand, Front Mission Evolved: Wanzer Pack 2, Front Mission Evolved: Weapon Pack 2, Front Mission Evolved: Wanzer Pack 3
and is only $74.99 instead of $606.68.
wow cannot believe only74. 99 for all the games it makes be believe in. childran again and cannot wait for wanzer pack 3
1.5MBs down steady, 2.4 peak!
I remember when 2400baud was blazing.
I feel old.
cannot believe how. old nomadscry is
demonPan strikes again.
Like a tiger.
No rock’n’roll, Lo, cuz that’s the devil’s music.
I’m watching you, Mangan. 0.o
And I’m not even gonna mention Rhettro.
Time to placate the baby.
Spoil the rod and spare the child, Nomad.
Oh..oh NO ONE should mention Rhettro.
Doctor can’t see me today so I tried staying in and being silly.
That hasn’t helped so instead I am going to be surly.
Looks like Lo Pan beat me to it.
Surly to bed, surly to rise…
Well I shall have to agree with Lo Pan this time, True Grit was rather wonderful.
Although I do think the original’s plot made a smidgeon more sense.
I…I…Van…I dont know…I… hold me.
Stiff upper lip now old boy.
Knees up indeed, Mother Brown
Watched “Im Still Here”. You know, the feux Joaquin Phoenix documentary.
Thats the nicest thing Ill say about that travesty.
Also, FINALLY started Breaking Bad. Yes, its already worth it.
/”look at me and what Ive been watching” posts
Oh you silly, uninformed, overly outraged, easily manipulated American public.
Seems that the one area that all American’s agree we should cut spending on is “foreign aid”. The poll at the above link shows that on average American’s think we spend 27% of our budget on foreign aid. Turns out it is 1%.
Further irony is that most of the aid money goes to U.S. contractors as it is used to buy (among other things) tanks, planes, weapons systems and training. So cutting out foreign aid does little to bring down our deficit but WOULD raise U.S. unemployment. Oh what a tangled web we weave.
Other note –
While a majority of respondents said we should not CUT defense spending, a majority disagreed with the statement that “We should RAISE our defense spending to be 3 times what any other country in the world spends”.
Truth is though … the U.S. spends SEVEN TIMES more then the next biggest spender, China. So they don’t want to cut defense … but it is currently more then twice what the average citizen thinks we should be spending.
Ah the American sheeple.
told ya I’m feeling surly.
Maybe I should take a nap.
Maybe I should take YOUR nap!
You can take my nap but it’ll raise the deficit by 45000%
Breaking Bad season 1?
Correct Van. Its been on my “to see” list for, what, 3 years now?
Just walk through our lunch and it smelled like Spicy B.O.
Yup, S4 this year…woot!
I’ll be there shortly^
Smells like a Reaper flew by….
CP: You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid — The Offspring
ditto ditto ditto ditto ditto ditto ditto ditto ditto ditto ditto ditto
How the mighty have fallen:
He’s no Bruce Dickenson. Not by a long shot.
Makes my head hurt to lay down.
get off my lawn
lo lo lo lo lo lo lo lo lo lo lo lo
la la la I can’t hear you. 😉
Poor Paul Di’Anno. No more Running Free.
No, he’s no Dickinson, but I heart those first two albums.
ditto makes ze beautiful muzic
that’s not a lawn it’s a space ship!
OpenSource, why must you be my nemesis?
No one move a muscle as the dead come home.
Shriekback! ditto FTW!!!
*ahem* You mean “big black” nemesis….
“big black”, Open source nemesis.
you kids get off of my space ship.
GO TO BED OLD MAN!
Bah. You’ve seen one warp drive you’ve seen them all.
And you really need to clean up your discombobulator, old man. 😉
SHOW ME YOUR WARP DRIVE OLD MAN!!!
Wait where’s this going…?
“Nemesis” why must you have been the last TNG film?
No Blaze Bayley either.
This^ is exactly what I first thought…but unlike Rhetty…I kept my mouth shut.
Lo: Don’t ask to see his black hole.
That’s all I’m saying.
I mean about Nemisis. Dammit Rhett why yous make me life sos complicated!!!??
Rhett can I see your black hole?
Wait… dammit ditto!
Aviral asked me the same question.
About being complicated that is.
She’s only interested in the black holes of Sk8r bois.
The winking eye
god. dammit. rhett. actin like youre somebody else…
Need some TP, Van?
gettin’ me flustrated?
There’s a Weird Al version in that song that needs to use the word constipated.
Life’s like this, sir.
Her version of “The Good Ol’ Hockey Game” has got nothing on the Stompin Tom Thunders (?) original, I tell ya.
Someone roars, Avril scores!
Guarantee she scores more than the Avs.
Stompin’ Tom Connors
Or the Leafs.
I knew a Canadian would bail me out on the Stompin’ Tom reference.
Avs are worse.
Lets hope a Canadian also bails be out of jail one day. Wait…
I’ll trace you the first half of the Devs season for anyone else’s.
Trade, not trace. That would be an entirely different conversation.
completely different: motivation posters based on Firefly, the music is skippable imo.
Ok here’s a 2nd, I couldn’t resist linking because of the poster at 3:26
Hello all you boys n girls
Id like to take you to the inside world
Its quite the irregular place to be
But never fear youre safe with me
I see a post like this and I immediately got to Pintley to see what you have been drinking.
^lol JJ knows…. JJ knows
Quick Lo Pan approvals:
Blood: The Last Vampire the anime – 4.7 Egg Shens out of 5
Blood: The Last Vampire the live action film – 1.9 Lem Lees out of 5
I mean its awful. Just suck upon filth
Utter heaven in a bottle. God its good.
Ahhhh Ah. We’re all alone. Ahhh ah.
Not an earth-shattering statement around SF fans, but Firefly’s probably worth re-visiting, every few years. And the movie. I wonder if any major characters die?
Good idea there Jack.
Good night, Pan. :yawn:
Not new to me since I’ve read the New Scientist for years, but still sad in these more enlightened days:
Lo – Why so much love for Blood the Anime? It was pretty and such, but I’d give it 3 beating hearts out of 5.
(Haven’t seen the live action version yet.)
Van – I hadn’t heard about Franklin before. Thanks for sharing that link.
Your cheesey newspaper headline for the day:
‘Careless Pork Cost Lives’
I think I’m tired of snow
“Frivolous Pastries Doom Dozens”
To be fair, Nomad, the high score is due to the fact that I watched both back to back. I’m thinking the mo vie was such suck that it bumped the anime up a few notches. Also I found the setting quite pleasing.
Ive just started Blood+. So far its pretty ok, but Im only on Ep 5
I think Im not tired of 65F weather in the Middle of winter.
Muh nah muh nah!
Angry Anchovies Attack Automatons!
Mom’s being discharged from the hospital today – good news! She was in for 6 days last time.
Thats great news Ess! WTG!
Good news EssBee!
Lo: I enjoyed Blood+, but it was too long; some storylines dragged a bit too much. I greatly enjoyed the score which was done by Mancina & Zimmer.
Good news Essbee.
You would be fine at ‘The Sun’ JJ
OMG! Crack isn’t instantly addictive:
Ridiculous . . .
Thanks, everyone. Although her recovery is a long road ahead of her, and I”m stressed because I”m leaving for San Diego for 7 nights for a terribly timed business trip, I am so relieved.
Sly B is going to spend a week with my parents while I’m gone. How many spouses would do that?! I’m freakin’ lucky, y’all.
w00t for the good news! Sly gets 1000 bonus spouse points for that, EssBee.
Should I have known that Charlie Sheen is now a crack addict?
ditto: I think Im starting to find that out. Its still enjoyable enough that Ill stick thru it
Now where’s my crack pipe?
Sly wins the spousernets!
Lo: I’d say it is good, but not great. I certainly enjoyed it. There are certain points where you wonder where the show is going, but it gets pulled together fairly well at the end. It would have been much better if the overall pacing was improved.
The other side of LOTr:
CP: Greivance — Pearl Jam
Thanks ditto! I dont mind “where are we going” points as long as it comes together. I can do 50 episodes.
I’d love to compare notes as you watch. 🙂
Apparently kids in the 1960s had it the best:
You asked for it ditto…
Yep. I did.
Aw gawd what have I done?!??????
Well judging from that list I had a deprived childhood.
No Dinky toys, no Scalelectric, and no Horny model trainsets..sheeeesh.
No wonder those trains were HO scale. . . .
Out of the 19 items from the 60’s I had 7 and one from the list of the 70’s (I was at that crossover stage).
I’m feeling a little depraved…ummm, deprived too.
All I had were a few Star Wars action figures (70s), an Etch’a Sketch and some Hot Wheels (60s). Oh, and Legos (40s). When I was small, I had a used Tonka Truck (50s). That’s about it for me.
I do regret never owning a Simon machine.
ZP takes a jab at DC Universe Online:
… I guess I was a spoiled kid then…
You had Legos from the 40’s, ditto????
My LEGO men from the 40s were all racist caricatures of Japanese people.
And they all came with cigarettes.
I won’t get into the why of it all..
But please send hugs.
Lots of them.
I’m not gonna lie.
I need the hugs more than ever right now.
*hugs* to CJ
I want Jacks Legos. If nothing else for the smokes.
Hugs 4 CJ
Lots of *hugs* for CJ.
Useless information No. 3456
The lady in this ad:
I actually met as a kid as she was into left wing politics and was in a group my Dad was in.
Did you Wall her Cornetto? (I dont know what that means)
BFP for Cj.
Where the hell has reaper been?
Oh its that time of year, isnt it?
Was reaper overcome by the smell of spicy B.O. ?
(Not what I want to smell when the reaper visits me, btw)
Maybe Eau du Lando?
and bug PROPS to SlyB
Borders files for Chapter 11.
Back from the doc. Seems I have just the run of the mill head cold. No Flu. I’ll let that console me as this sinus head makes my forehead explode
A sad day indeed ditto.
Yes – the effort to close our Borders continues *rim shot*
In slightly better news … I found another beer store with a good selection.
Todays harvest includes –
Kasteel Triple Belgian Ale
Corsendonk Christmas Ale
Samual Adams Double Bock
Samual Smith Oatmeal Stout
Bell’s Brewery “Two Hearted Ale”
and my favorite “Trois Pistoles
Now, if only my head would QUIT pounding so I actually felt like having a drink.
CP: Running Up That Hill — Placebo
I don’t want to work
I want to bang on the drum all day
I don’t want to play
I just want to bang on the drum all day
My arm hurts for them. My face hurts from having a giant grin for almost ten minutes.
Thank you all.
Hugs 4 Cj
And yet the full drumkit sits there unmanned.
Felica Day as a Dragon Age elven assasin.
Kewl! Looks like we’ll get The Darkness video game sequel, and Mike Patton will reprise his role!
*hugs* to Cj
Rainy and gloomy over here. Must study. :willpower face:
Prescription sinus meds have kicked in.
Ah, if I don’t move quickly there is a blissful lack of pain.
I hadn’t realize what a lovely day it was til just now.
Well looks like some of you may get lucky if you peer outside tonight:
Although sadly not in the UK it seems:
Can I just tweetplain that I’m tired? Is that cool? Is that ok?
OK, done grumbling.
You must be clever and pithy.
I am wondering if my medication has effected my taste buds.
I just had a beer and it was like I was sucking on a Christmas tree (only with a smoother mouthfeel).
Can “Smoother Mouthfeel” be the name of one of our Albums?
how about Smoother, More Filling”?
I’m guessing it was the christmas ale?
You know you’re not supposed to alcohol + antibiotics, right JOey bear?
Meh. Well that takes all the fun out of feeling better,
BTW – It was the “Two Hearted Ale”. Oddly, all the other reviewers mentioned a “citrus-ey” taste. All I got was Pine bough.
Well, better than Pine-Sol, no doubt.
And, caught up on comments.
**HUGS** for CJ.
Full on Yee Ha for EssBee’s mom and SlyB.
So I’ve read through all the paper work that came with this medication but it doesn’t say anything about no alcohol.
However … it does say that common side effects are dizziness, headaches, mild diarrhea, nausea, stomach pain, vomiting and ITCHING IN THE GENITAL AREA !
There is no way I am going through 7 days of THAT without a beer!
BTW: “The Genital Area” – I forget … is that near Scottsdale ?
Well if all you have is the cold, or flu, you wouldn’t have been given antibiotics anyway. Probably don’t want to even attempt to drink, even one beer, and drive while on the meds though.
Good thing I was just flying then.
I had faith that you would be responsible.
Fairly productive day today. Hopefully, tomorrow will be even better. [/tweet]
Good night, everybody.
No it’s closer to Mesa. Okay time for beddy-bye. Goodnight scrotal hives.
I thought he had faith no more…
In the immortal words of DanS:
That girl has some really hot elf ears.
CL: NIN – Hurt
CP: It’s Not My Place (In The 9 To 5 World) — The Ramones