1,098 thoughts on “Jack Mangans Deadpan #213: This is a Triumph

    • Why, oh why do people keep saying that the single picture of Anne Hathaway reveals anything about the new catwoman costume. You can’t even see the damn thing. I can see the arms and a part of her leg. How the hell am I supposed to know what that costume looks like.

      *gets off soap box*

    • What’s not so blatantly obvious … what if the kids in question, while wearing school identifying clothing (like a uniform) and while clearly on school property, take pictures of themselves in lewd or compromising poses … but post those pictures after hours on a non-school social network.

      That happened locally and I applaud the school for banning them from school activities for doing this. In effect … these kids were publically representing the school while being douche bags… and if the school chooses not to be publically represented by douche bags I think they should have that right.

  1. Is “penultimate” the word of the month? I’m sure I’ve never seen it before August and now I’ve observed about five different people using it. Is it a real english word? Has it only been recently invented?

  2. Great find, Ed. That would be the penultimate meeting of those two ships.

    It looks like we’ll be hitching rides with the Russians and maybe any other country whose space program matters more to them than their wealthiest citizens’ shopping sprees.

  3. Speaking of which … I just got a two page letter from Mitt Romney asking for money so he can be our next President. He didn’t say one thing in the letter about why he is more qualified then any of the other candidates. Nor did he give ANY ideas for what he would do to fix the economy. Just two pages of how evil Obama is.

    I guess he thinks he is the only guy running?

  4. Just listened to the this weeks DP episode.

    The Amy/Jack/Rhettro version of the Portal song sounds even better at x2 playback speed.

    I’ll get my coat..

  5. RE: Closing song

    You know, when the “Still Alive” song started, I was expecting Jack to cut in after a few seconds with another “No, that’s not it”. Then, as I continued listening, the idea started forming in my mind that “You know, that kinda sounds like Amy Bowen singing….” and then I was certain. And then a smile crept across my face as another thought formed “Awesome”

    Nice job to all involved in the “Still Alive” project.

  6. The reason I have not been here…

    I have been scouring the globe for a job.

    I found one… in Houston then it moves to Woodward OK…

    Houston – you have me coming to see you again… It has been so long,

  7. Hugh-n-Dre’s Deadpan play-by-playβ„’

    Hugh and Dre

    Deadpan #213 This is Triumph

    R (for adult language and sexual content)

    No animals were hurt in the making of this Deadpan, any and all comments referring to real people were fully intended

  8. hugh sez: 2011 is the bestest year ever for us

    [singing] one day these boots are going to walk all over you [/singing]

    hugh sez: ooo baby!


    lol.. I liked that, whoever did that.

    Hugh sez: and we are glad it wasn’t Shania Twain

  9. why sure.. climb into my spoon



    the purring cat comments section

    is the a euphemism or what?

    My “cat” is “purring”

    Hugh sez: oh baby!!! I can make your “cat” “purr” with my “scratching post”


  10. Dear Deadpan

    I know I probably just lost many street cred points for not being able to spell cthulhu without Mr google’s help.

    But please forgive me

    You must know after years of reading my comments that I have a very basic knowledge of writing and spelting any words korrectly, as well as a laughably minute knowledge of punctuation and how it should be used in a sentence.

    humbly yours

  11. Lejon: cthulhu

    Van: new deadpan password

    joe: Tyson isn’t Sagan

    ditto: only kinky the first time

    ditto, I have to disagree with that. It is kinky EVERY TIME

    Hugh sez: I would say every time it gets kinkier

    Hugh you realize we have no idea what ditto was talking about and probably totally embarrassed ourselves here

    Hugh sez: of course i know this. Please hit the “Post Comment” button

  12. Dre’s 10 songs that make me happy (only 10?)

    1. Skinny Puppy Addiction remix
    2. Naked Raygun – Understand
    3. Urge Overkill – Sister Havannah
    4. The Kills – Last Day of Magic
    5. The Kills – DNA
    6. Airborne Toxic Event – Sometime Around Midnight
    7. Almost anything by Franz Ferdinand
    8. Almost anything by New Order or Joy Division
    9. Therapy? – Meat Abstract
    10. PJ Harvey – Oh My Lover

  13. OMG Hugh just noticed I didn’t mentiom Greg Dulli/Afghan Whigs/Twilight Singers once

    but all their songs make me happy and thats pretty much a given right? I mean c’mon

    Hugh sez: point taken

  14. Hugh’s 10 songs that make him happy

    1. Naked Raygun – all of them
    2. Big Black – all of them
    3. Nirvana – Smells like Teen Spirit
    4. Swervedriver – Kill the superheroes
    5. Black Flag – all of them
    6. Babes In Toyland – Handsome Gretel
    7. Jesus Lizard – All of them
    8. Cop Shoot Cop – All of them
    9. Pennywise – The Kids
    10. The Misfits – Astro Zombies

  15. hugh sez: wait wait wait.. pause it


    How to grow your geek?

    LOL, get your mind out of the gutter Hugh. I imagine that is a good family show

    Hugh sez: So, we can make our own version of how to grow your geek

    you are so bad


  16. No, is he coming back after the music game?

    Hugh sez: πŸ™

    we can play anyway Hughie

    Hugh sez: πŸ™‚

    ok you pick

    Hugh sex: I think he will come back after this ending part thing

  17. Later panitos

    Thank you Jack and Co for another episode of pure Deadpan awesomeness.

    I bask in its glory and know that I am not worthy

    Hugh sez: we’re not worthy, we’re not worthy

    be safe, and remember to practice random acts of kindness

  18. And speaking of biting, there’s really nothing to recommend about Cowboys and Aliens. Not clever, not fun, not good. I’m glad the previous “meh” reviews had helped to lower my expectations.

    • I enjoyed the movie and thought it was predictable, but still pretty fun.

      You’re just full of humbugness.

      You should spend more time with Larry the Cable Guy…

    • I get to agree with Jack.
      I still say they spent their whole budget hiring big named actors and a Summer Glau look-a-like (couldn’t they have just hired Summer?)and had no money left for the little things … like a script … or editing.

      My real disappointment is that, as “mindless summer fun” films go, I think it could have been a really good movie. At least as good as Iron Man.

  19. Went to the movies yesterday and saw Harry Potter. I couldn’t find the theater (it was in theater 12, and I saw 11 and 13, but no 12). I felt like I was at the train station.

  20. Some possible bad news on the family front (it’s always a bad sign when a Doctor contacts a relative with blood test results).

    Further tests needed, and I’ve been sworn to silence by the person in question in regards to informing my sisters.


  21. Fairly expensive trip to the ABC store, but came away with a good haul. Over the next few days I will be drinking:

    Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout (because I’ve heard it hyped here so much)
    Billy’s Chilies (made with five different kinds of fresh chili peppers)
    Dogfish Head Midas Touch (handcrafted ancient ale with barley, honey, white muscat grapes and saffron)
    Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia Style Brown Ale
    Weyerbacher Blithering Idiot (Barley-wine Style Ale)
    Highland Brewing Company Gaelic Ale

    • The Yeti is real good, UH. But the Oak Aged Yeti is the true holy grail.

      Does the Blithering Idiot turn you into just that? Must find.

    • Midas Touch is an interesting beer, and it really depends on your tastes in beer whether or not you enjoy it.

      Don’t most barleywines turn you into a blithering idiot, at least after a couple of bottle…

    • What they’ve said, plus I’ve liked everything I’ve had from Alexander Keith’s, but I’ve not had their brown. I’m very sad I can’t get any down here.

  22. Realized I’m being drained by all the negativity around me and in the world. Most of it, I can’t do anything about. So for at least one day, I am not watching/reading news about the economy or wars, I’m not reading political posts, I’m looking for the good and uplifting. Maybe I’m burying my head a bit in the sand, but the daily stress of worry about things I have no control over is unhealthy. Give me some positive stuff, guys!

  23. My nickname on Facebook is Eeyore, so you are out of luck with the positive from me.

    On the other hand I enjoyed ‘Rise of the Planet Of the Apes’, rather old fashioned as scifi movies go, but still enjoyable.

  24. The only positive stuff I have is mixed with negative:

    I have a court date so things are moving forward +
    to end my 8 year marriage + & –
    it is in December –

    I would like it to be sooner

      • I got lucky we can agree on every thing because there is next to nothing to agree on.
        We have no house, no savings, very little 401k. hense, my post yesterday about looking at bank accounts.
        We also didn’t have kids. she did and I never adopted them.
        I told her she could keep whatever I just don’t care.
        we also can’t afford to disagree and get lawyers.

  25. We took Fray in for her 9 month checkup and her height weight and head size are all good, right around 75 percentile. Afterwards she had bloodwork and was amazing. A little yelp when the needle pinched, but that was it.

    That’s my good news. m/

  26. What fun! They are jackhammering at the street level under our building and my chair and my monitor are vibrating. And there is a plume of dust.

      • Oh… I feel like I’ve been locked up tight For a century of lonely nights Waiting for someone To release me

        You’re licking your lips and blowing kisses my way But that dont mean I’m gonna give it away Baby, baby, baby (baby, baby, baby)

        Oh whoa… My body’s saying let’s go Oh whoa… But my heart is saying no (no)

        If you wanna be with me, baby There’s a price you pay I’m a DEADPAN in a bottle You gotta rub me the right way If you wanna be with me I can make your wish come true You gotta make a big impression I gotta like what you do

        I’m a DEADPAN in a bottle, baby Gotta rub me the right way, honey I’m a DEADPAN in a bottle, baby Come, come, come and let me out

  27. Ummmm………… so is anyone surprised that this week will be silent?
    Some of you know where I am. Where I am has no access to my podcasting laptop.

    Next week.

    In other news, I did have dinner with Chris the Fixed Kitty tonight!

  28. Hey Deadpan

    I think things have finally calmed down and life can go back to normal. At least my version of normal anyway

  29. I won’t be going back and looking at the comments I missed. A week is just too much for my little brain to handle. If I’ve missed birthdays, anniversaries, or anything else consider my congrats a given.

  30. In a couple of hours I’m taking poor hubby to the dentist to get a crown. I think I’ll call him “king” for today :cheerful:

  31. Good Morning Pannites.
    So far no construction outside but somebody left a barbecue grill in the parking lot.
    So…. how do you keep your motivation up when you know that your “lay off date” is two weeks away? Any suggestions?

    • Sorry.
      Been through that.
      I know I tried to focus on spending what time I could, getting prepped for the job search. Making resume’, searching the net for possible openings and such.
      Of course I had management that allowed such things.
      My department also took things into our own hands. Everyone in the company knew this was coming and we watched others getting picked-off. My group was small and basically couldn’t do our job with any less personnel then we had … so we sat down and figured out how long it would take to finish all projects that were underway … and then had our dept. manager go to the V.P. and say, “Hey, how about laying us all off during the week of (can’t remember the date).
      The VP was stunned. This had ever happened.
      I have to say there was some satisfaction in taking ones fate into one’s own hands. It was also a great relief not worrying about “when” they were coming for you.

    • Thank you all. Yeah, I’ve known for a month now. I’ve reached the point of I’m ready to move on, just trying to find the next opportunity. While they are open to giving me time to conduct interviews etc, I’m in a pretty open floor plan (literally six people can see my computer screen at any time) and can’t spend all day on the boards. They are also mixed on what they give me to work on since they don’t want to give me anything important and I am growing bored with what I do have.

  32. For those who may remember, I had to get my Boo a car as she was in an accident and her’s was written off. In a, I don’t know how it happened moment, her good used car turned into us getting a new car instead. We pick it up this afternoon. Boo will get hubby’s old car.

  33. My experiment with focusing on positive news and avoiding negative news yesterday seems to have worked and I’m feeling much better today. I know you can’t (and shouldn’t) ignore all the negative stuff, but making sure positive gets equal billing is important. The world doesn’t completely suck.

  34. I’m so not caught up πŸ™ I will read everything here, but probably not until this weekend.

    Desdemina, I think it’s really wise to filter your negative and positive data input – – as well as your output.

    • *sigh*
      What I felt was Penn’s over arching point of that piece seems to be lost on those that have posted comments.
      He’s not opposed to helping people. He’s not even opposed to our government helping people. He’s just plainly stating that he doesn’t know what the best way to do that is and that he doesn’t believe any, single other person does either.

    • There need to be electronic sensors in the puck and embedded beneath the goal line ice, only used in situations of uncertainty. The new green line will help, but it’s not enough.

      • Thank you!
        That is immediately what sprang into my mind. This is old tech. You have what is basically a digitizing tablet under the ice in the goal and you put a sensor in the puck. Then you’d have the exact path of where the puck traveled in the net.

  35. ..and fingers crossed and rabbit feet touched, but the relative with possible bad news, has been told that it may have been a blip and not to worry.

  36. Poor hubby was raving against the weather last night. We picked up his new car in the afternoon and by bed time it was hailing. We don’t have a garage. He was not a happy camper. It wasn’t really bad hail. I think the car will be fine. I don’t know though, he left for work before I woke up. Damn cat wouldn’t let me sleep last night.

  37. The convention I was working on this year, and occurred last weekend. Those of you in the know will be happy to hear I sent an e-mail to the group telling them I’m taking a more passive role this year. Hopefully I’ll be able to stick to it. πŸ˜‰

  38. I need help pan…. So our assignment is very similar to what was done here recently. “Instead of the traditional short anecdote about your favorite song, or what it means to you, I’d like to know what you want your intro music to be. In the same way the President gets β€˜Hail to the Chief’ whenever he walks on stage, or a ball player gets some kind of rock music when he steps up to the plate. We are going to have Toastmasters intro music. It can be a song that gets you pumped up before a game, or you can use it to set the mood of the audience, whatever you would like played while you walking up to the podium. Keep in mind that it will only be a 10 sec portion of the song, so if there is something specific, please let me know.”

    I have to think of my theme song, what is yours?

  39. For those of you who don’t remember the rules:

    I pick a very B horror movie. Today it’s Growth http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1300159/, and give play by play.

    It will not make sence unless you’ve either seen the movie or are watching it with me.
    Spoilers are a given
    Spelling will be wrong – especially when the iPad’s auto correct takes over
    Also, because of stupid WordPress, there will be an extended version once Jack releases the comment.

  40. Ok, now…

    This movie is so great, the DVR has given no write up whatsoever. It was one of e few ones I actually check out imdb before I started

    Pushing play now