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…and then there was just the dog, chewing on what he hoped was a bone.
Nice job finishing up the conversation on the previous episode, you guys.
finishing the conversation, filling it with spam, take your pick.
I wonder if I should add spam to things to experience before the bell tolls.
After hearing about how it was originally concieved of and made, no. There are better things to do with your remaining dinners.
And as it is way past my bedtime I bid you all goodnight.
I’ll be in my bunk.
I frequently make a spam casserole, which is a huge mealtime hit. Should I admit that?
Nice compositions and development there, Ralph.
Everyone should go check LostRalph’s work to close out last week’s comments.
RE: Renley Borathian
The changes made to him in the show and the way the actor plays him make him come across as a spoiled and whiny wuss. In the book, he is affable and charismatic and it isn’t so difficult to buy into the Borathian banner men getting behind his claim. I think it’s going to be a tougher sell with the TV version of him.
They are really going to have to make Stannis some kind of monster to make Renley appear a better choice by comparison. If they do that with Stannis, though, I think that creates other problems for continuity and plausibility.
Ed, I didn’t see him as a wuss. Just the gayness was surprising.
Ralph, I wish I worked out 30 to 60 minutes a day. And so does my ass.
Well today’s film at the cinema is The French comedy ‘Potiche’ (Trophy Wife).
Audience consists of 3 women pensioners, two pensioner couples, and a woman in her late 50’s (at a guess). I’m the youngest in the audience..woot!
As I embark on my journey to get back to “normal” I found a few short phrases that either helped me realize things needed to change or helped me realize the choice is the right one:
Are you happy?
Are you ok?
You know that is crazy, Right?
Why would you do that?
and my personal favorite the jaw dropped “What? really?” as I describe something I don’t find strange
Sokath – his eyes uncovered
Reaper – his eyes uncovered
I’m Sick. Stupid husband who brings home all kinds of germs from school.
*sigh* oh well, I’d rather be sick now than when I’m in Arizona.
Jack, no show notes today. See above comment.
Just as a side note, there were show notes last week, Jack just ignored them.
Did you know I babble when I’m not feeling well
determining the metallurgy of your music:
My hubby was sick earlier in the week. I guess that’s what happens when you work around little germ machines
I think I better get some work done. Sick or not, the spreadsheets aren’t going to balance themselves.
It would be a cool trick though.
That gives me visions of a person spinning spread sheets on sticks and walking away
ha that’s funny:
I watched Chocolate, the Thai martial arts film, last night. It was very good.
Weird. This episode cut off on me at 24:23. I think I’m missing a few minutes. I’ll have to check later.
Well that was all very French.
I’m considering a beard change. Currently I’m at full and I think I might use this as a guide.
I would love to try that one but I don’t have pointy ears or any hair on my head
I was considering patchy AKA the Sidney Crosby but it might be a lot of work because my beard is rather full from the top of my cheeks to nearly neck line of my shirt
here is a much better version:
Maybe you should go for the full philosopher then?
I might be able to pull that one off but my neck gets itchy once my beard is about an inch long
Bet it would look awesome if I died it gray or added strips of gray.
vertical strips not horizontal
I’m really surprised Calgary doesn’t have this
Ummm, I guess everybody needs a hobby
I try everyday not to think of the contents of a haggis.
Good episode Jack, it’s always fun to hear Pip and Tee in an interview.
And for anyone who hasn’t read the book yet i highly recommend it. It’s a very entertaining read, with the right mix of fun and serious. I think fans of Doctor Who will be comfortable with it’s darker aspects, and be equally entertained by the novel.
And Geist is good too.
Time to reenact that Dark Star ending.
Yes, you did send show notes for last week, Bunny. Apologies for disrespecting them.
The Show Notes for this week should be easy, anyway:
Didn’t he write a book about social media called More 6? 😉
I haven’t listened yet, but I bet I could drink a few cups of tea while listening to Tee and there’d still be more Tee 🙂
Good thing I’m a fan of both tea and Tee. I am looking forward to the episode 🙂
Moved into the living room currently curled up in my snuggie, drinking lemon- honey tea and reading
CR: high Fidelity – nick hornby
Ah Tee time. Brits grab their cup, Americans grab their club.
Calgary has the largest number of golf courses per capita in Canada. We are also part of the British Commonwealth. What do we do?
I wouldn’t expect you to drink tea with tacks. Grab a club and a cub at the same time?
Feel better soon, Bunny. *hugs*
Feel ditto soon, Bunny.
ditto getting felt up by TEB and Rhettro, that man is blessed…
Why thank you. 🙂
Hopefully it amuses bunny as well.
Not a freebie Ed, but for a couple of bucks it doesn’t look half bad:
I’m not sure if anyone else besides me has watched Scott Kurtz and Kris Straub’s animated shorts “Blamimations!” but there are some funny ones. (Caution: Potty Mouth)
Often in the beginning sequence they pitch bad ideas for new television shows, with the plot/descriptions being humorous and the title as the punch line. Preorders of the season 1 DvD spurred them to encourage fans to right their own versions. If you go to Twitter and look for #myblams you will find some examples. I posted mine on Twitter, but what the hell I’ll post them here too.
A scientist discovers a shady food manufacturer has put out a cereal that isn’t just low in nutrition, it’s a hologram. Coming this fall, “The Trix.”
Just finished watching From Within http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1063056/
Was too wiped to do a play by play but will give my thoughts. This movie was pretty mediocre and the ending was predictable. However, given the genre, mediocre is actually not bad. I’ve seen much, much worse but, on the other hand I’ve seen better. It’s an ok movie if you’re drugged out of your gourd on neo-citron.
Neo-citron. That stuff is awesome. I don’t recall ever seeing it down here. 🙁
I must have six different kinds in my cupboard. Every symptom in existence must be covered
(House) It’s not lupus! (/House)
Terrorists try to get Keenu Reeves fired from his job by putting a bomb in his car that blows up if he exceeds 15 MPH. “Commute.”
A down on his luck cartoonist falls for a lesbian with a cronically dry vagina. Ben Affleck stars in “Chaffing Amy.”
*groan* and ouch
Yes and yes.
Weird Al’s new video is pretty entertaining. I wonder who the “double” was.
Was that a Madonna cameo or was that also a double.
I think that was a double.
Should you know the Lady Gaga source material? I don’t.
Actually, if you’ve heard any pop music for the last 30 years … you know her source material.
It’s like she poked me in the face.
What? With her augmented breasts?
I heard a quote today that I identified with. I’m not sure if it’ll make you guys scared of me or not, but here goes:
“I drink my coffee without cream and sugar because life is fucking hard.”
Nah, as long as we keep you caffeinated we are safe…
True dat, my dear Van.
This is DEFINITELY my favorite song on the new Weird Al CD. It certainly helps to be old enough to know just who the hell Charles Nelson Reilly is though.
I am sad that CNR never saw this video.
Also, 100% cranberry juice is not for whimps.
You have to be more prone to cystitis to appreciate that last comment.
Nothing shuts down the comments page like cranberry juice.
Sorry a nice lady sent me the entire line of Buffy and Angel comics and I was busy reading.
So how’ve you been?
Do we know this nice lady, LR?
..and did LR have bat his eyelashes and show his ankles to achieve such an effect..
Essbee was the one so kind, and all I had to do was email her first.
Although there was something about owing her a favor…
Less action in this vid, but I think it ends the cranberry thing.
Well Pan, the Sun is shining, so sun block needs to be slapped on the head before getting my BP checked.
It’s still not leaking oil in the Gulf I hope.
Another full weekend of house prep commences. Met with the “staging consultant” yesterday. My list of activities to do got a fair bit longer.
It definitely won’t be my house by the time I’m finished, even if I still am the one paying for it.
RE: Renley – Yes, it was surprising. However, I think that was done exactly for shock effect. But, a lot of the “cock and tits” through the season seems to be inserted simply for shock and titilation value and those tended to distract from, rather than enhance the presentation. I think it also tended to lessen the effectiveness where it was appropriate, such as the end of the season scene with Danerys. I think that HBO and such premium productions suffer somewhat from a mentality of feeling they need to be “edgy” and prurient to justify themselves.
Granted, the books are pretty graphic and I do think Martin himself also strayed into excess and sensationalism at times.
“a lot of the “cock and tits” through the season seems to be inserted simply for shock and titillation”
Really? We’re just going to let that one go?
Is this place becoming all manor-fied and adulty?
oh, the humanities.
“Cock and tits” sounds like an english expression. Bligh me, this earl grey has gone all cock and tits.
I wonder what the flavor of something that went all cock and tits would be. I bet very few people would like it.
Hopefully it would have a less cloying smell than Earl Grey..
to add the gross factor to the board, I’ve decided one of the worst things about a cold is post nasal drip.
That is all
The pre-nasal drip not so hot either.
I got an e-mail from BioWare saying they have been hacked and I should go into my account and change my password. I believe it was real because they didn’t say “go here (link) to change password. so I changed it *shrug*
MY THROAT EFFING HURTS!!!!
that is all.
I don’t think yelling will help
Yelling in print makes me feel better psychologically, though.
I stand corrected (I also stand to get more water)
When I have a sore throat, I keep swallowing just to check it’s still sore.
Did you know, if you suck on enough Halls, your tongue goes numb?
that is all
Suck the Halls with lots of gusto.
Fa La La La Laaa La La La Laaa
See how very numb your tongue goes.
Fa La La La Laaa La La La Laaa
I think I’m going to make my hubby upset with me and clean the bathroom
that is all
Damnit! my mind is being haunted by a Lady Gaga song this morning.
I have nothing to say.
Well, other than that.
Oh, and of course that.
You know, this sort of changes my opinion of the Cpt. America movie.
Oh wait, I could mention that I enjoyed this episode and it’s interview.
I am confused though.
I guess T&P were talking about a book they have out … but do they also have a podcast?
They sure do! Tales from the Archives is a short story anthology podcast set in the same universe as the book. This is the same format and continuity relationship that P.G. Holyfield uses for his podcast “Tales of the Children.”
This is hilarious, but I also failed the pokemon question; 4/5 otherwise.
B. B. B. B. B.
Before it was a video game it was a collectible card game. My Boo was really into it.
According to the wiki entry, the video game came out first, at least in the country of origin (Japan):
Cars 2 is looking like it will easily capture the worst Pixar film title from the original Cars. Sad, but not unexpected.
^Agreed, still wait for “The Incredibles 2.”
CP: Red House — Jimi
Maybe Cars 2 needed to implement some HBO-style sensationalism.
Of course show some bare metal and the audiences will flock to it!
“a lot of “things” inserted simply for shock and titillation”
No, I can’t let that go.
does it shock and titillate you?
Directed by Richard Kelly?
This is a kinda cool article
Wait… what did I miss… Cars 2 isn’t going to be good?
Noo..I’m like super-excited for this movie. Don’t make me sad.
Oh wait, are you not saying the MOVIE itself bad, just the name “Cars” ???
No, we were talking about the Gary Numan song.
I don’t believe you.
how can you not trust that face!
Nooooooooo! don’t diss one of the pioneers of electronic music.
Here in my car
I feel safest of all
I can lock all my doors
It’s the only way to live
CW: Futurama – Neutopia
Finished watching this over lunch. Definitely one of the best shows this year, and recent years for that matter.
Ok I want some of these for picnics
Speaking of Cars…….. I’ve gotta get in mine soon. Wish me luck.
Good luck Jack, I hope to see you sometime tomorrow at the Fool Party if possible.
I hope you have a safe drive Jack.
Safe drive Jack.
‘Infinity welcomes careful drivers’
Safe Journey Jack.
…and it’s goodbye to Columbo:
Two weeks! Two weeks!
Runs around wildly flapping arms and happy dancing.
Blooming heck, the died of a WP doesn’t like Red Dwarf quote.
I feel bad for posting my happy post then the screen refreshes and there’s sadness above it.
You could start singing ‘Circle of Life’..I’m just saying.
what happens if I badly whistle it?
The world ends.
Was reproofer my coat earlier, that product is nasty, got some on my hands (which have felt greasy since exposure) and my eyes have been stinging all night.
So the Marian Call thinkGeek concert is going to livestreamed shortly
or actually it’s already started
aww, it’s over already. well this is what mp3s are for.
The pintley app for android sucks
except for the suggestion system I think pintly in general is meh
does untapped have an android app?
CW: The girl with the dragon tattoo
CD: Anchor Steam
Somebody order a herd of tumbleweeds?
At a hotel for a conference. Posting using the wi-fi from the mall across the street. It’s been a very long day. I’m really looking forward to tomorrow.
Good night, tumbleweeds.
Now this is getting kinky with the tunbleweeds
I can’t resist a girl with huge… tumbleweeds.
Cars 2 – My mom took the kids to see it yesterday. They all enjoyed it and my kids said it was better than the first one. Of course, we actually enjoyed the first one, so take it for what it’s worth.
Looks like Rowling is going to be releasing a work with more backstory that didn’t fit into the main novels.
Your obscure game system of the week is Zeebo:
but can it run linux?
Yes, via a homebrew hackZ
PC and Mac freebie this time:
CP: I’m Right Behind You, Charlene — The Black Belles
That’s it? I sincerely hope they’re not intending to charge people for Pottermore.
And – “Men always ask me about quidditch,” Ms. Rowling says. “They just think it’s illogical — and it’s not illogical.” –
Yes it is! Why does anyone bother with the goal-scoring aspect, when all that really matters is the Golden Snitch?
In fairness since the game doesn’t end until the snitch is caught means that the other points could matter. I want to say there was also a game where they held off catching the snitch b/c the team would have lost even with the points from catching the snitch.
As for me I’m really not that interested in another book in the Potterverse, I would like to see what else Rowling is capable of writing.
supposedly it is all free. I did actually really enjoy the animation of the book coming alive. It was quite beautiful.
Yes! Quidditch is completely illogical! What would Spock say if you told him the rules of the game?
He would say: that is illogical
Well, about an hour into Dungeon Siege 3 and, since I was asked earlier, these are my thoughts so far. This is NOT a user friendly game. First of all, I cannot change the controls at all and, since the default controls are really stupid, the is a big point. It took me 10 minutes to figure out how to get to my inventory screen (pressing T) and then, I cannot equip items from my inventory screen, I have to go to my “equip” screen to equip items. Why they are not one and the same is beyond me. The manual is unhelpful and as good as useless. Apparently I have special abilities but I have yet to figure out how to use them. The camera tracking is almost non-existent and having to stop moving every few minutes to change the camera view is annoying. For zoom, you have two really, really close as to be useless, or only really close. Either way, you can’t see very far in front of you so don’t have any idea what you’re coming upon.
Even at its highest setting (1920 x 1080), the graphics are so-so. Game play is clumsy and not intuitive at all. I will continue playing it because I the type of personality that must finish what I start but I don’t think I can in good conscience recommend this game to others.
Now… I must find missing legionnaires.
Another thing that is annoying is this game has save points. Really? On a PC Game? I should be able to save whenever I damn well want to.
And another thing. When you are purchasing items, there are certain items some characters can’t use, you’d think the store would mark those items in some way so you don’t end up buying something useless.
Was it ported from a console? Sounds like a half ass conversion.
Thanks bunny! It’s sounding like I’ll give this game a pass.
Just gave a listen to the MOPO Part#1.
I eagerly await part 2, Jack!
Still trying to wrap my mind around the fact that in a certain restaurant they sprinkle parsley on fries.
Death Rally is free for today:
Universal App, works nice on the original iPad.
Finally getting a chance to watch Season 5 of Doctor Who. First thought about the new doctor “He broke the tardis, that bastard!”
He’ll grow on you.
He will assimilate you.
Oops, wrong universe.
Actually, considing some of the writting that he had to rise above that first season he really did do quite well!
spelling spelling spelling.
tooooo much drinkie
Yep really liking it so far.
Thanks, J0e! Fun and surprising FPM Pool Party. Great to see all of those guys.
Best of all, I even saw Rhett and his wife for a bit.
That’s no mush.
Locus winners announced:
Haven’t read any on that list.
MUSH! HUH!, good god, yall!
Apparently those are the magic words that freeze the Deadpan.
I shall attempt to undo the spell.
!llay, dog doog, !HUH !HSUM
Glad to see someone else hates Family Circus as much as I do:
Lazy Sunday round here!
Though not for me…. Only just returned from the doom drive.
I pretty much had a day of “I’m not young and invincible anymore” down time after putting in a lot of time this week working on the old house.
Took the opportunity to introduce my kids to “The Last Starfighter”. While I know the graphics were cutting edge back in the early 80’s and could easily be freshened up, there’s nothing to be done for that 80’s hair.
I don’t think I would have ever guessed that the actor who played the reptilian navigator Grig in The Last Starfighter was the same guy who played the chairman of OCP in Robocop.
Amazing things this internet will teach you.
Well, you’ll just have to cut and past that busted link above if you’re interested. Right now, I’m interested in going to sleep.
Dan O’Herlihy http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0641397/ – though no pic at IMDB.
Good to be home after a trip. 🙂
Good night, Pan.
Well I, for one, think that we ought to give Tee & Pip more comments!
(Lame cheerleading, yes).
But – this is a neat project:
A restless sleep due to the warm weather.
Think I’m going to avoid going out today.
Drop by here, Van, we’re expected to hit 112 tomorrow.
Ugh, I’m breaking out into a sweat just trying to imagine that sort of heat.
New Season of Trueblood has started, what did you think of the first episode Essbee?
I haven’t seen the new episode of true blood yet, but I expect it will be dirty. very very dirty.
I’m going to watch it later, but to quote ComicbookGirl:
Pissed off faeries, MMA, necromancers and lesbian make-out sessions all in one episode? Season 4 of True Blood is off to a great start!
web • 27/06/2011 04:43
And so the new week begins.
Does that mean it will end in FIRE?! I sure hope not!! 🙂
Well, I wouldn’t put too much faith in this three year old post, especially since IMDB doesn’t have any kind of listing for it.
Still, it’s a sequel I could go for.
Think I may get a 3D tv soon, still undecided on whether it’s worth it though.
Going to see this guy in concert later:
CW: Trueblood S4E1
Yeah couldn’t wait. Tara as kick ass MMA cage fighter and in a lesbian relationship.
I can hear Lo Pan stand to attention from here.
Van, I enjoyed the episode — love the new Tara/Toni twist. Sly B said that Treme is 1,000 times better than True Blood, but I really enjoyed it! We dig the British actress who plays the freaky new witch character.
It’ll be near 100 here today.
CW: Celebrity Rehab
Yup, was a good start to the season.
Cancel that! 80F today! Near 100 the rest of the week.
Now to catch up on comments
Locus Award list: I read Kraken, I have Blackout/All Clear in my que but haven’t read it yet. Hubby has and said it was pretty slow moving
110!!!! Jack, Jack, Jack, you guys better get your act together and cool off in the next 10 days. Do you want me to melt? It’s only suppose to get to 23C here today (a little over 70F) but will reach 26C (pushing 80F) closer to the middle of the week.
We’ve only just started season 3 of True Blood. Won’t catch season 4 until it come to DVD
this is how far behind I get when I’m not feeling great, I’m only listening to the episode now.
Oh good the coffee is ready,
Good morning Deadpan.
Morning LR *gives Lost Ralph a peck on the cheek*
Ooo, a bunny kiss now that’s the way to start the morning. :happy:
TEB, you spoil LR..
*Gives Vanamonde a big hug*
Hubby’s only got three day’s left of school. Then I may be a little more hit and miss. While I love my hubby dearly, he really messes with my rhythm when he’s home for the summer.
doing some laundry.
I could do with one of those suits from Dune, just to recover the salt when I walk around in this heat.
Going back a comment or six, I have 3D on my computer monitor Van, I very rarely use it. Also, if I want to have more than myself looking at the screen, I don’t have more than one pair of glasses.
Yeah that’s what I’m afraid of, still there isn’t that much of a premium these days..
Huh, I’m making Chicken quesadillas for supper tonight but realized I don’t have any salsa. Guess I’m heading out. Later Panites
CP: Science is Fun: Aperture Science Psychoacoustics Laboratory
Does that come with neurotoxin?
Silly. I already blew up that lab. 🙂
CW: Fallen Skies S1E3
I’m hoping the scrap metal collection by the aliens is either a red herring or an attempt to deny humans attempting to recover technology…if it’s because the aliens need metal..I’m done with the series.
I think you really need to have read his book “Gödel, Escher, Bach” to get the joke.
Too tired. In lieu of my own witty comments, I’ll just post a funny webcomic link:
Bad timing for my post…. not a cut at ditto’s xkcd post^^^
Oh, sure. You say that now… 😉
Now where did I put the batteries for the super secret evil plotting machine?
Where *did* I put those H batteries?
I have returned. Not only did I get my salsa, I also went for my daily constitutional. Now I must change into something with less cloth. I’m boiling in my jeans.
In another piece of good news, the postal strike is now over. They say we should start seeing mail tomorrow.
That’s great! 🙂
The Supreme Court does something right:
“Puritans thought children were ‘innately sinful and that parents’ primary task was to suppress their children’s natural depravity.”
Does this mean my children and no longer naturally depraved? Has anyone met my girls?
No, but I’ve met you. 😉
Yep. We like you this way. 🙂
That’s what happens when you encourage their depravity, and don’t suppress it like a proper puritan.
Puritan schmuritan. 😉
Isn’t that the newest Bangles song? Suppress Like a Puritan
Truthfully, I’m glad this law failed. Blind shopping tests have shown it’s easier for a minor to get into (or purchase) an R rated movie than get an M rated game (ratings are similar but for different media for those not into game ratings).
I think the gaming industry polices itself fairly well.
Bubbles with kittens! I rely like the new Dairy Queen series of commercials
Talking of ads, if you’ve played Portal 2 you’ll regonise the narrator:
I wnt a bouncy castle!
I can’t help but agree on that one.
Hey, the McRib is back. According to the commercial, I’m suppose to celebrate. Where’s Kool and the Gang when you need them
My life is so random.
*randomly hugs Cj*
I just want you to know the Canadian dollar is getting a little to close to par vs. The US. I’m not sue if America needs to do worse or Canada needs to do better but either way, they have 10 days to make my dollar worth more
“rebates are limited”
According to the news doctors in Canada are no longer able to meet patient’s needs. No Shit Sherlock!
Since I’m not doing bunches anyway. Mane I’ll do a movie PBP
We have three choices
You have half an hour to decide for me.
Here is Devil
Wow, only 9 days?
I count 10 but either way, jumping with excitement
My hubby just rolls his eyes because I’ve already started packing
Choosing our PBP films alphabetically?
LOL. I didn’t even notice thar
Thar = that
That’s so like a guy
I think Bunny and I should watch a movie together and PBP together while she’s here… but I’m not watching anything scary, unless I can get a copy of Student Bodies.. that would be super fun… well, for me? lol
That sounds like fun
“talking through a rubber chicken” that’s a new euphamism.
Ralph, have I told you lately how awesome you are? 😉
I do hope we can record a Hitchhiker’s conversation too, during the Bunny visit.
I’m going to try and get to some long overdue recording this week, now that I have some more time & energy. I’m also debating on what to do next for “Ditto Recommends”.
Ok, deadline. Since nobody made a request, we’re watching The Descendant
The DVR write-up: In this terrifying thriller, James Duke uncovers a dark family secret when he decides to visit his estranged grandparents filling the death of his mother. The deeper James digs, the more he realizes he’s made a big mistake.
Bwa, ha, ha, ha, ha!
What? No nudity? Humph
So the big thing now seems to be to start every movie with a black and white film of the past
the next big thing will be sepia toned films of the past.
Looking through a box of old photos
CP: Bad Luck — Royal City
Ooh, mommy was secretive
You have to do it!
This film is so 2008. Who has phones like that any more?
A vist? Are you insane?
I don’t thing grandpa approves
Hiding the handkerchiefs
Oh wait, I think it’s actually a quilt
I have to admit, once again, it’s very easy to tell this is a Canadian film
it’s all aboot the maple leaves, eh?
The last word is certainly correct
That and the rioting.
“our local something or other”
A couple of female trouble makers
“small town maggots and big town faggots”
It’s an old timey phonograph
Ahhh, autumn in Quebec
My god, you can’t see the field for all the corn
The Dukes are special
Yup, Hazzard county wouldn’t be the same without them
Not allowed to play music at night
Wow, attic bedroom and all
I admit, that wooden horse is freaky
Mom loved to ride him
Mom with freaky horse
What do they do, turn the heat off at night?
Whoops, ripped haunted blanket
I hate to drop this in mid-Play-by-Play, but this week is almost certainly going to be a week of Un.
Ok. Next week, there will be no show notes
Need to get car smogged but the wait time just went up from 6 minutes to 22 minutes.. i think I’ll wait til after the lunch rush.
The history of the blanket
Creepy horse likes blanket
Real maple syrup!
Ghost doesn’t like music
What’s he going to do with that axe?
Someone’s been shopping at Canadian Tire
You know, when I’m in somebody else’s home, and I find a locked shed I don’t usually try to break into it
Wow, what difference a day makes
Grandpa’s all scary looking
It’s been 40 years…
You know, when I’m in someone else’s home, looking at the picture on the walls, I don’t usually pull them a pat to see if there are other pictures hiding behind the one showing
Haunted corn field
It’s a trap!
He’s an outsider
Why are you here!
I came here to bs and drink beer. So pour me another beer.
Ashes to ashes
Mot he’s dead, she can’t decide anything
Rednecks? Rednecks? In Quebec?
What happen to daddy?
Yeah, that looks safe
Someone hates weather vanes
Wind a bloein’ trhrough the grave stones
CP: Are You Unloved? — Years
Oop, doorbell. Back in a bit
What are you drinking, LostRalph?
I’m back! Where was I?
Oh yes, tied to a tree listening to poetry
Death by old man
I don’ think I works that way
I’ve heard of automatic writing but automatic boning?
Any chance you can expound on this one ?
The statement is more fun than reality
He found some bones and has been trying to figure it out all morning. He zoned out and suddenly was able to assemble them
An oil lamp? Why does nobody in these kind of movies believe in electricity?
Creepy horse again
Personally, I think mom was kind of creepy too
Setting more traps
Don’t look at the creepy horse
Playing more music
Wow, an honest to goodness flashlight! What do you want to bet it goes out right when he needs it
Strange things are afoot
The haunted blanket is the key
I have to admit I didn’t expect that
The secret is out
I just don’t know what to make of this movie. It was neither terrifying or a thriller. Nor do I think it was trying to be. Although, I’m really not sure what it was trying to be.
It was slow moving. Had a huh ending. And screamed made in Canada. But you know, I think I kind of liked it
Although, having a real life moral at the end also was confusing
The moral was: “Don’t make movies in Canada”…?
Actually, that’s wrong, jack. Plenty of US produced movies are shot in Canada. It’s the paid by Canada movies that have a certain feel. And they’re not all bad, I highly recommend Pontypool if you’re in a zombie mood
I agree, there are plenty of good ones. Odds are, you’ve already seen one or two.
or close to.
You can get a nasty surprise when aiming for an exact number in your post these days.
yeah alot of comment ninjas just waiting to steal the good numbers.
Pays to be nonchalant with a bit of gibberish.
I kid the Canadian film industry. It’s a shame they had such a flap over the Maurice Richard film, because it was excellent: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460505/
I haven’t seen that one yet.
I want to see this one again:
Ah, that reminds me of this:
Bar the political pressure from the USA.
The TSRs were always cool looking planes.
Planes are just a fad, the future of aircombat is dirigibles!
NS: Treme is fantastic! http://www.hbo.com/treme/index.html
Now this is how, and why, to raise the roof.
Good news for Lo Pan and me.
Me first. 🙂
I live in KC.
Sorry ditto, I just didn’t remember you talking about boulevard before.
Just finished watching Troll 2 with my daughter. This is widely considered to be the worst movie of all time (although I don’t think it holds a candle to Plan 9 from Outer Space). Fun to watch and it got my 14 year old daughter to realize why I like to watch bad movies. She had a blast. Now that I have her understanding the concept of a good-bad movie, the next step will be to get her hooked on MST3K.
I have some audio that needs editing … still.
I need an intern.
That’s quite the euphemism, Joe.
My calendar says to say: Happy Birthday, Smooth as Butter!
Happy Birthday Essbee!
Smooth ass butter.
Oh phew! I thought it was June 28.
Happy Birthday, EssBee!!
Happy Birthday, EssBee!
who’s up too late??
Well, I already wished Happy Birthday to Kris, so I should remember to wish EssBee a happy birthday, too 🙂
Van – I read 100k Kingdoms by Jemesin. There were a number of things I liked about it, but it didn’t nearly fit into the major fantasy subgenres. It was a little bit epic, a little bit Gaiman, and had a touch of the urban fantasy feel.
I’m not enjoying it’s sequel so much, stalled about third of the way into the book.
is it the writing or the plotting slowing you down?
Interesting rumors and news on Game of Thrones season two casting:
All sound quite promising.
He’ll make a fantastic Stannis.
Essbee, hope your birthday is smooth like butter.
Well maybe a low fat alternative, Essbee is getting on a bit now.
I’ll be over there, in the corner, hiding from the students.
Thanks everybody! As I told Jack the other day, I’m pleased to have survived myself to the age of 40. Miracle!
CW: Resident Evil: Afterlife; then work.
Happy Birthday, EssBee!!!!!!!
I could have NEVER said it better myself:
Happy day of birth EssBee!!!! *big hug*
So apparently Good Morning America wants the next big pop star to fail since they got the guy who helped make the “Friday” video.
And are acting like that is a good thing.
Happy Happy Joy Joy!
Good Meh-ning, Pan.
I went to a conference this past weekend, What’s Next California. I got home on Sunday evening. What was just a cough yesterday evening is now full-blown con crud. Great. :/
On a lighter note:
Happy birthday, EssBee!
Happy birthday, EssBee!
Clearly, a future Darwin Award winner:
just think what could have happened if he’d tried to inhale the gas before setting it on fire.
Don’t get my hopes up! 😉
Apparently you have answered the question “What’s next?”
Get better soon Amy.
Happy birthday EssBee!
Get better Amy!
LIKE butter. Not AS butter. Pifff.
Not to get into the gory details, but that first half hour after the Vicodin kicks in… Ahh.
Um ‘Bad Teacher’..was so so.
I maybe desperate enough to check out Transformers 3 this week..Aarrgghh I can feel my intestine going after my brain..
Don’t do it, Van! Don’t do it!! Step away from the Bad Movie(tm)!
I agree, I’ll probably check this one out instead:
Sorry to hear that Amy, take care of yourself and I hope you feel better soon.
No time, running late! Gotta go. DPITMFW.
CW: The Big C S2E1
Remember, it’s anti-pi day:
So if you baking a pie, make it square..you know you want too…
and 45deg = tau/8
I don’t think a change is really necessary.
I have no strong feelings on the shape of pies, exept if they contain steak and kidney.
I wish I could find a web site that discussed how much car insurance to carry … that wasn’t sponsored by an insurance company or insurance industry group.
It’s like going to the national pie council and asking how much pie you should eat every week.
BTW – The NPC recommends the ingestion of 3.14 slices of pie a week for healthy digestion.
It is not clear if those pies are Metric or SAE.
From what I have been told it depends on the laws in the state and the value of your assets.
If you have nothing get the state minimum. the Lawyers won’t bother trying to get more than they easily can from you.
if you have many assets you might want to go more middle of the road ($100k+) then add a Law suit umbrella policy to your home owners insurance that will kick in after the car insurance policy is exhausted. but read the fine print some times they try to exclude car accidents from an umbrella policy… bastards.
2 cents added!
Interesting article on the problems that the leap second pose.
from my only cursory knowledge of programming what’s wrong about having a computer call the atomic clock server January 2nd, instead of worrying about adjusting to the very second at midnight December 31.
The easiest answer is it is complicated. 😉
Can we call our bands next album, “Problem loading page” ?
will the first song be “Can’t surf there from here”?
Another track is, “Self Server”
Will it be 4.04 minutes in length?
No, there will be a track of silence 4m 4 s in length.
We can title it NACK. 😉
^Winning. This entire conversation.
What am I supposed to be singing again? It’s a Boston song, I know that. I’m thinking it was Don’t Look Back, is that it?
Yep, that’s right. TEB did an excellent dramatic reading of it a few episodes back.
Excellent. I should have extra time on my hands tomorrow as I will be waiting for a cable guy and 2 roofing contractors that all may or may not show up. Plenty of time to get this responsibility off my plate.
With a Twin Peaks rewatch I’m going through, I remembered giving Jack a bit of Cooper wisdom back when days were darker…
Do you remember which advice, Jack?
Eat more Pi?
can I have another piece of tau instead?
Oh? Is the TauFu good?
depends how many shots of tauquila you drink beforehand.
You’d think with volunteer work there wouldn’t be politics and infighting, but you’d be wrong.
Indeed, it seems that when money is not involved, politics steps in to fill the void.
And people that don’t know how to act professionally. 🙁
You know, there’s a good reason that tau will never catch on…
…you just can’t make any kind of geeky eatery name with tau. Only pi are square!
True. You might get PTaumaine poising.
J0e, Rhettro, LostRalph: Thanks for the get-better wishes! 🙂
I feel like I’ve forgotten something. Replacing pi with tau must have messed up my mental filing system.
Just add a little e and go straight to bonkers.
Tea and pie would go nicely with your tau and pi.
Amy, get better! Hugh out with the one and only JR Murdock tonight, along with the one and only Doug Kress (Trivia Doug from the old Slice of SciFi days).
I didn’t even have to use my AK. It was a good day.
I’m going to have to check with Dre to find out exactly what “Hughing out” would entail … but what ever it is, I know it’s something every guy should want to aspire to.
YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE HUGH! 😉
Are any Brits awake? Van, I’m stuck doing data entry and need live-ish interaction…
I’m up JB.
And so it goes…
Well, I’m coming to the end of Fall of Hyperion. Looks like Dance with Dragons hits on July 12.
Any suggestions on something fairly short to read (listen to) to bridge the gap?
This looks intriguing:
Dammit, why are there no good parodies of Don’t Look Back. Plenty of parodies of More Than a Feeling. Can’t even find a good mashup with Don’t Look Back. This is going to take some additional thought.
Processing… still (I know it’s a duplicate message :FTB: I’m doing it on purpose)
Hmmm. Looks like the title “Don’t Look Back” has been done by Boston, The Temptations, Telepopmusik, Lucie Sylvas, Thalia… and that’s just the first page of search results. Maybe I’ll do my own mashup.
Ed, it is YA fiction, but I just finished The Hunger Games trilogy and was VERY impressed. Dystopian near-future stuff. Really quick reads.
I’m in the middle of Book 1 of the Malazan novels by Erikson. Really enjoying that, but know I need to finish by July 12!
I agree re: Hunger Games.
Currently reading “Deadline” the sequel to “Feed” by Mira Grant.
Today I get poked, prodded, nagged and rubbed in preparation for my trip next week.
Good luck TEB.
What he said!
And I just canceled my pre-order for Dances with Dragons and ordered it on Sly B’s amazon acct. She has prime through her University gig and we’ll get it on the day of release for free!
Thanks for all the birthday wishes everyone. It was a great day. Sly B took me here: http://www.colterra.com/ She also gave me some great gifts: 4 lbs of Grounds for Change coffee; the last two Marla Mason novels; a SHINY bumper sticker; a Best-Of Amy Poehler dvd; and some hard-to-find hair gunk that I prefer. I also got a very mean “I am 40” gift bag from my auntie with prunes and tums and all kinds of old-people things and some nice coffee mugs and some other loot. Good day!
Amy, hope you’re feeling better! Hope everyone out there with shit happening is better today.
Sounds like a good time EssBee
Twas, Bunny. Good luck at the doc!
Oh! Sly B also got me these:
Well the pop up text just sold me.
Funny usually I just want to use a Oh Shut Up Already Boulder
ok I’m done linking comics…
for now. 😀
I got an awesome compliment last night. A co-volunteer–I don’t know what else to call her–thought that both TCat & I were in our early 30s! 🙂
Flattery will get you everywhere! 🙂
I’m a little scared where Lo might want to go
Maybe she was buttering you up?
I had better tuen the cynical dial from 9 to 4..
Maybe she was buttering up TCat since she was standing right next to me at the time. 🙂
Just don’t say what happens in the sketch that starts at 10.42:
My soon to be x and I got that a lot. It was a compliment for her (she will be 40 this year) but I’m only 32.
Get off my lawn you damn kid…
Darn kids these days.
*rocks on rocker*
oh shut up old man and have another beer.
I’m actually the one that acts older most of the time.
Tonight I’m going to a concert in the park put on by these people: http://www.salinefiddlers.com/
I’m told concert in the park is normally attended by people in there 50 and older.
I haven’t been there to see a concert in 9 years and I loved it then.
Where did my rocker and widdlin’ knife go…
Heh? Whats that sonny? Concert? Beer? Oh my achin’ aches…
*Internet high five*
Way to go!!!
Back from the doctors. Wasn’t nagged as much as I thought I’d be. Get to see my massage therapist after lunch. Tomorrow I’ll be all melty.
Thinking of Maltesers for some reason…
mmmmmm. Now I want some Malteasers :pout:
Time for lunch!
ZP gushes mostly positive about Infamous 2:
My average was 293.2..oh well I’m not a ninja material:
I didn’t fair much better 290.2. I’ll have to hang up the mask also.
254.6 ok I guess.
/crosses ditto and TEB off list of people to play Snap! with
I used to play goalie in hockey. 🙂
217.2, I did drink a lot of coffee today.
233. What’s a “goalie”?
Averaged 234 but I did get a 196 in there.
My average was 295 over 5 attempts.
On my smart phone.
Dogfight 1951 goes free for the day:
CP: Shades of Gray — Amanda Marshall
CP: Resuscitated Hope — Komine Lisa
Time to get an early dinner and then cut the grass.
They are saying we’ll likely hit 100F here tomorrow. Ick.
< Drive By >
just stopping in to say hey.
< /Drive By >
Yeah I’ve posted that one before, but I had a pavlovian response to hey hey.
Only with less cake.
Ick is right, ditto! It was 103 here, but, you know, it’s a dry heat. 😉
Good to see Lo Pan ’round here!
I like my heat … sultry.
More hockey news:
Andrew Brunette was my favorite player while he was in Colorado. He’s still a favorite.
1 step forward, 1/2 step back
still doing better than my state.
almost all are quiet before the coming of the un(show)
With apologies, the Unshow will have to come tomorrow night.
Suburns and sore feet here, but for great reason.
Well sounds like you had fun at least.
And one last argument for pi
Would you really want a shirt about a tau-rate?
Although Tau Zero (Pohl or Anderson?) is quite catchy.
I knew there was a reason I don’t like fairground rides.
We really enjoyed that one when we went to Legoland a couple of years ago. Take a couple of industrial assembly robots, paint them black and gold, attach a seat and you shake it all about.
Never got round to reading Robert E Howard’s stuff, so Podcastle covering one of his Conan stories came as a pleasant surprise (really enjoyed it):
All the gay marriage stuff is hard to comment on. Little steps . . . Second class citizenry . . . bleh . . .
It’s bloody hot.
I have the same birthday as Felicia Day.
Fulfill your Wild West fetish where leather-clad lesbian cowgirls carry guns, snakes slither over naked breasts and sudden showers drench the sand. Maria Beatty directs this brooding Bleu Production with a haunting soundtrack by Lydia Lunch. 2009.
Well I could do without the snakes.
Hubby’s only been home a day and already he’s messing with my rhythm. Oh well, maybe I’ll give him a hug anyway :cheerful:
On a different note. Only one week until I in the sweltering heat that is Deadpanland
I’m not looking forward to work next week, Summer tends towards hell where my job is concerned (air conditioning is rare and even when available is usually faulty).
Yeah, we’ve been pushing 30C here the last couple of days. While the mall and some offices have air conditioning, most people don’t (me included) so it gets a little sticky here, too
Yesterday was one of those “no energy for anything except lying around, watching movies” days. Today, I at least have enough energy to take a shower, get dressed, and eat oatmeal sitting at the dining table. Still not well enough to go back to work, but I’m getting there.
Glad to hear you are feeling better.
One step at a time. I here the con-crud can be quite the illness.
Showers do help.
We’re not talking about your cold showers. 😉
CP: Finest Worksong — REM
It’s shame we couldn’t meet up with you while we were here, Amy!
Off to the beach for a few, then heading home.
It’s been a pleasure, SoCal.
Yeah. Really bad time to get sick. 🙁
Finally… its here.
For those of us who do not want to view the hemorrhoidal discomfort that will be Transformer 3: Dark Side of Your Moon
Well that’s me sold on never seeing T3.
Right? Thank god the franchise is over *prays*
funny how a website called topless robot rips on a movie that is basically robot action porn for being just robot action porn
Maybe Bay will do Voltron next
oh the humanity… maybe not the best choice of words
To be fair, it’s also being ripped on for being too much robot action porn. I guess the first half is brutally boring, then the last hour is one giant action piece – which to me would be very boring as well.
If he even touches Voltron I’m breaking off his…anything
and the robots are not actually showing any naughty bit in the movie
all the talk about porn and touching Voltron is making my mind go to bad places
Correct. The robo-balls were in the last Transcrapper movie.
Well, Voltron 3 was quite phallic…
CP: Hurting — One Without
..and we’re back.
couldn’t help but laugh
So she does kiss pussy after all.
that lucky cat
That was your blatantly obvious statement for the day.
Brought to you by the letters K and Y.
to make it a little easier to take?
Penetrating insight there, Mr. Reaper. 😉
is that a back door compliment? 😉
Its the shaft for both of you.
Richard Roundtree or Samuel L Jackson?
those Germans sure love the hoff:
They make the hoff happy. Very happy.
“It rubs the lotion on its skin…”
just a few more pumps and…
ya thats it
CP: Queen – “I’m going slightly mad.”
waiting for what?
waiting for god?
waiting for godot?
or waiting for her?
Ah yes, a nice image to send me off to sleep.
Happy to be of help.
Waiting for Gobots? Bay will likely do Voltron first.
The Waiting Place…
…for people just waiting.
Waiting for a train to go
or a bus to come, or a plane to go
or the mail to come, or the rain to go
or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow
or waiting around for a Yes or a No
or waiting for their hair to grow.
Everyone is just waiting.
Waiting for the fish to bite
or waiting for wind to fly a kite
or waiting around for Friday night
or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake
or a pot to boil, or a Better Break
or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants
or a wig with curls, or Another Chance.
Everyone is just waiting.
That’s not for you!
Waiting for dinner companion.
That out of the way … I believe I will now go take a Salsa dancing lesson… because, well …
Well judging from a French film I once did see, you sly old devil JJ..
How can it have rained everywhere but my house?
C: cooking qinua (however you spell that), red chard, chicken.
So been invited to a folk festival by an FB friend who I’ve met once.
She has said I could stay at her house (with her partner and daughter) or camp out in the garden.
Ummm, Mr Paranoid is kicking in..
Any mutual acquaintances? Any way to meet them ahead of time and back out safely?
Nope, and the trip would end up with me in the middle of nowhere, relying on people I don’t really know.
Cluck, cluck, it is.
Dudes . . . Van, “stay at my house” is code for wink-wink, nudge-nudge.
My brain did go there, except it getting kinky with the partner bit, that and I’ve evidence that I’m more than a bit dense when it comes to social interaction.
Missed the “partner” part! Althought still could be wink-wink.
Bad Vogon poetry
I’d forgotten the badness
repetitive haiku repeats
Many paint fumes will be inhaled this weekend. Not all of them on purpose….
Well, that was fun.
I hear the blue paint is far out, man.
The order in which Michael Bay will tackle his next movies:
Battle of the Planets
She-Ra Princess of Power
Plastic Man (Baby plas shows up in Plastic Man II)
Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors
The California Raisins
I guess Dinoriders were too commercial for him.
Blue is far out but the red is intense.
Happy Canada Day! Too Bad I have to work through it. Stupid month end.
Hooray for Canada!
I hear it’s the maple leaf state.