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Jack Mangans Deadpan #216: And Another Thing
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Dreaming of Ripley.
Believe it or not…
I’m walking on air…
Well I hope you said hi to the Snowman.
No doubt products of our public school system 🙂
I must admit to sometimes unhealthy amounts of geek envy over the skill of some of the LEGO scratch build modelers.
..and what a fine afternoon it is.
*licks the tip of Van’s nose*
I had a nectarine for breakfast. I’m trying to decide if that’s healthy or not. It’s not very filling on it’s own.
It feels strange turning on the TV this early. Boo will be on soon though and I must do the good mom thing.
Ah, the joy of being woken up by the fire alarm after a night of insomnia.
This tv station my Boo is going to be on is annoying. The sound isn’t synced up properly. It’s like watching a badly dubbed movie
Morning everyone! Sly B and I are taking a few days off from work and are simply thrilled about it.
Playing hockey is always fun
Hooky, not hockey
Haha! Glad you corrected that, though it feels cold enough for hockey this morning!
We might go check out some Fall color in the mountains. We might just sit about at home and watch The Killing. Time will tell!
Here too. It’s only 6C right now
That’s about 43F for you silly Americans
48F here so a bit warmer.
I sometimes forget just how short my Boo is.
If we didn’t know you that could be misconstrued as something else.
Dang, I missed celebrating this anniversary http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2011/09/0913first-us-pedestrian-killed-by-car
Time for a walk!
My dog woke me up before 5AM to go outside this morning. When I walked out into my backyard I noticed that everything was illuminated in moon light making me glance back at the moon. It was very bright. Then I noticed a planet close to the moon that I assumed was Venus, but it’s dull beight color made me think it might be Jupiter. I figured I might go get my $30 telescope and look. Sure enough, it was Jupiter. The ambient light from the moon made seeing and detail difficult. I was able to make out a few cloud bands, but I did see four tiny lights which were moons of Jupiter. The photo at this link is pretty close to what I observed.
So that makes 5 moons I saw in the sky this morning. 🙂
Also, great content from everyone. I especially liked the content from Dan S. done in the style of Hitchhikers. I was also expecting to hear the Still Alive listener reaction, I guess that will be next week.
more goodness from the oatmeal
Server gerbils fed.
The original ‘The Killing’ has more Red herrings than a trawler full of fish.
So you and EssBee are watching a newer version?
Unrelated Disney snark:
It’s the original series, made in 2007.
I don’t agree with the entire article, but many excellent points are made:
He may have some valid points, but I think he’s completely wrong. I suspect he thinks the same thing, but is being deliberately confrontational just to make people think.
I agree 100% that nothing sounds unique and non-derivative anymore – – nothing has for about 15 years. That doesn’t mean that it’s no longer possible to produce compelling and powerful music.
I think there are a few grains of truth to the article. One turn off for me in popular music is total homogenation of styles to appeal to the largest demographic possible. But to me this is a profit driven agenda, not because artist cannot produce compelling music.
I think perhaps music isn’t dead … it’s undead.
For some decades it seemed to be going through phases where it would collapse on itself and becomes a stagnate pool of goop for a few years. Then suddenly something unexpectedly “new” and “different” would rise from the slime. Sometimes it has been a wonderful thing, often it is a something that should have immediately received a headshot to send it back to the ooze (yes, I AM looking at you “Rap”).
I would like to think we are just currently in an overly extended period of decomposition and decay and that the primordial music slime is just waiting for that rare spark to once again create that new “something” worth getting excited about.
Meanwhile … CP – David Bowie “Major Tom”
Saw this in a Pintly e-mail –
“We’ve also been busy planning for our trip to the Great American Beer Festival at the end of the month. For those of you making the trip to Denver in a few weeks, be sure to stop by booth #101 and say hello! We’ll be giving away a few prizes, and we’ve got something special in the works with Sam Adams, too! Stay tuned for more details. ”
Sounds like some of the Deadpan could be in for a fun time.
Its the most wonderful tiiiiime of the year!
Can’t wait for next week!
you and my hubby both.
No matter how beautiful or technically creative or cleverly-constructed the song might be – – nothing has sounded “new” or revolutionary to me since the Cobain thing.
Although “Friday” is close.
The original The Killing is neat so far. The Danish sounds totally foreign, and there’s something very endearing about a woman addicted to nicotene gum.
It’s still chilly here. Green chili is boiling away on the stove and I’m reading A Dance with Dragons while Sly B crochets a chihuahua.
I want green chili.
It was good!
Speaking of neat….
*WARNING. THE FOLLOWING IS MANDATORY WATCHING. THERE WILL BE A TEST NEXT WEEK*
I want to try rubbing dirt and making noises to attract wildlife.
Hyep… here yip yip.
I’m never getting caught up… No no, don’t try to dissuade me. I’ve made up my mind…
Resistance is futile!
How dare the Deadpan be down when I’m trying to access it 😉
Wow. And it went down hard!
Of course, it comes back now that my morning is done and I have a bunch of errands to run.
CP: One Of These Days — Pink Floyd
Not feeling very productive this morning, at least the coffee is good.
I’m very productive this morning. Just came back from the store. Did the day job, cleaned the bathroom, cleaned the kitty’s water fountain thingies, now going to make some cookies. I think Lemon Almond cookies are called for today.
I’ll have what you’re having. 🙂
It’s called getting up at 5AM Rhett :cheerful:
Ok, hubby wins. I told him about my morning and he replied with this:
“Cool! I’ve been busy too! Parent in to see me, our bells are not working, a teacher who got her finger caught in car door . . .”
I’d rather have my kind of productive than his.
Favorite candy of the Borg, or of Jeri Ryan anyways.
We see these around Christmas here. They’re usually in the shape of elves and other such silly things.
I saw pooping when I first read that.
I don’t think it could keep its Kosher rating if that were the case. LOL
In the sky!
I think, for all I’ve done this morning I deserve a treat. I’m not sure what I’m getting for lunch yet but it will be something evil and full of calories.
Also, might do a Movie Play by Play
Your choices are The Resident http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1334102/
Metal Tornado http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1688653/
Or Killer Mountain http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1728638/
Timer beeped. Time to pull my cookies out of the oven!
So Ed says that Portal is free again on Steam, right now. Is this game doable for someone with a free time deficit? After all of the Deadpan Portal contributions over the years, I feel like I ought to at least have some idea what it’s about.
Very worth playing if you get the chance.
The way the game is organized into levels, I think it lends itself to getting in and out of quickly. So it works well for someone with limited free time.
This is the other thing:
I’d never heard of it!
I rears of this Jack. It’s actually quite amusing because they have to describe everything
Ugh. Rears =. Heard
I, for one, hope that autocorrect technology never improves.
I have the scripts in a book somewhere. The additions are pretty interesting.
I’m surprised I haven’t heard of it either. I have listened to a few Star Wars based original fiction podcasts.
I dont like you either.
Wait… wrong quote.
The NPR radio drama is super tits. I still have the box sets somewhere around here, but theyre cassettes so they dont get played unfortunately. They were awesome for driving back and forth to Ohio with. Cause I had to do that more than I cared to. Theyre extremely well done. Lo Pan’s highest approval!
Does someone like Audible have them for download?
Holy crap, $90 for the CD’s.
Yup. Hence my cough.
Possible… Ive not checked yet*coughbittorrentcough*
Lemme go look
Of the three you listed Bunny, I think it comes down to either Metal Tornado or Killer Mountain.
After lunch, a decision will be made.
Awww. Poor kitty and puppy
Lo Pan, I’m going to start associating you with bad local commercials.
Holy cup of kings…
So where is this free Portal located?
TEB – you picked a bad film yet or are you still open for suggestions?
You have about 20 minutes, J0e
Although, I’m getting the anything without Hillary Swank kind of vibe
CP: Road To Nowhere — Talking Heads
J0e, the game is available through Steam (sorry for no link).
Bunny, I vote Metal Tornado, although it’s likely the least watchable of the 3.
Have a good weekend everyone.
Are you leaving? If so, have a super one
*hugs Lo Pa*
I wonder where my teddy bear is. We haven’t heard from Van all day.
Last call. I’m headed to the bathroom then time for a movie. If I don’t hear anything between now and then, it will be Metal Tornado as per Jack’s request.
Note to Cj’s kids: did you notice I said bathroom? Who says I can’t be taught 😉
They remade Straw Dogs. Why?
Ok peeps, grab your popcorn, it’s movie time!
Today’s movie: Metal Tornado
The DVR write up: Lou Diamond Phillips stars in this thriller about a science experiment that goes awry and produces devastating magnetic tornado.
Wait! This isn’t the movie from IMDB. Quick search on IMDB only comes up with the one I linked to earlier. Hmmm. This will be interesting what this really is… Or maybe not.
Violence only. Not looking good already
Hey, did you know Lou Dimaond Phillips was in a movie with Greg Evigan? Does that make him a monkey?
The Helios Project
I always hate shows that deL in magnetics. His keys and pen are going crazy but his metal glasses, belt, tools, etc. Seem unaffected
Ther go the tools, pots and pans upstairs, but not the metal cases, etc laying about
Oh that was funny
OMG! It’s LDF’s uncle’s birthday tonight! He just can’t be late
-F + P
Hazing the science teacher
The sound has issues. Ther’s an echo in the kitchen
The sun. Watch out, it’s evil
Greg Evigan has gotten chubby
That is not what a solar flare looks like
Gamma energies are at 40 MDV
Actually, this movie doesn’t have that typical Canadian feel. It actually plays like your typical SyFy schlock
The paperclips are dancing
The car alarms have all gone off
The chainsaw won’t start
Now the chainsaw is a bird
Yeah, the experiment worked
Oh oh, the daughter found the design flaw
And the compass goes wild
That poor logger. First his chainsaw, then his motorcycle
The Helious Project is dangerous!
It’s all blue and glowy
Silly Stan, bikes are for kids
“these leathers are top grain cowhide”
“really? What kind of grain did they feed them?”
Oh no, the gas station is a goner!
This magnetic tornado is very… Selective
“this should be taken more seriously”
I agree! What can be done about that?
What about the kid?
Bow ties are cool
You kow, ther was a time when LDP was sort of cute. Not any more
Since when are chickens magnetic?
And this movie lied. There is no violence. Implied violence is the best we get. They cut away long before the scream starts
All the watches have stopped.
Oh my. The hose has turned into a snakes
So the metal washer line just shakes, but the metal trailer goes flying
Did we really need the mantomine?
What the he’ll is a mantomine anyway?
This is what I get when I do a google search
Poor LDP. Nobody believes him
Probably because of all those parts he plays in SYFY movies.
Now his son is in trouble
No, don’t bring in the state investigators
Time to take off the bow tie nod go to work
I’m not even correcting that one
I shouldn’t tell you this but…
What happens in this office, stays in this office.
It’s a good thing his son’s a computer wiz
Here comes the ghosts again
Greg’s not going to do anything
Tornado cam. Cool
Bad acting are us.
The cop’s not buying it either
The tornado took his gun
BJ, BJ, BJ, stop acting all evil
Greg Evigan, Jack. Think about it.
It goes with my LDP being a monkey joke.
Keep your head out of the gutter you dirty minded person 😉
My cat’s rubbing her butt on my arm again. I’m telling you, every time I lay on the couch…
The French screwed up
Oh there’s so many places to go with that
Ha! Jonathan knew there was a design flaw
Did get to see the film adaption of ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ damned impressive, although I haven’t read the book.
Got the grungy 70’s look down pat.
Oh no! The tornado is heading for Henderson
Hey, it’s motorcyclin’ mama again
That “thing” is a mistake
Hey, that looks like the path going to Fish Creek
I like this sheriff. He’s actually helpful
LDP is a wuss. Even I could do that
Now concrete is magnetic
Wow, it’s amazing what’s magnetic in this town
Oh no, Nick is hurt
Awww, Nick is a hero. Either that or he’s coming on to his future step mom
An EMP. Why didn’t I think of that
Now the pentagon’s involved
Oh no! The magnetic tornado is approaching Paris
There goes the Eifel Tower
We must stop it before it reaches Philadelphia
The tension is building
Did you know, EMP’s flash purple?
I didn’t think EMP’s were that naughty.
I bet they didn’t think about that
Uncle’s famous lasagna. Hey, we’re having lasagna for dinner too
That’s how the movie ended
Oh, it was a Movie Central production. It might as well said SyFy
Now my DVR is asking if I want to delete this movie. I think I’ll push “yes”
Sorry Bunny. You probably should have watched the Hillary Swank movie.
Probably too upscale for a movie play by play.
As terrible as they are, I actually find it fun watching these movies. I wouldn’t do it otherwise. And, doing a PBP makes it even more fun. It’s always good to share the pain.
And I’m Greenish SQL-Book.
I’m Blue Laptop. huh?
Now I’m The Blue Snuggie. I don’t think this works to well
The White Sharpie?
I dunno, I might actually be able to work with that one….
I am the Blue Cocktail.
I’m the White Envelope. Don’t know how to take that.
I’m Black Bernadette and Sly B is Red Cthulu!
Multicolored Spongebob Squarepants Trading Card
I dont think Im doing it right
Excuse as I fall asleep from the excitement..
I have half a mind… the other half took a vacation.
Lejon! Did you ever find the Portal game? See above.
Actually, shouldn’t he be able to jump into this comment and come out up above?
He’ll have to be careful, he might wind up in a constant loop.
CD: my last Monongah Ale. Job well done, LR. Job well done.
Glad to know you enjoyed them, unfortunately 2011 has sucked for my brwewhouse production. Hopefully things will get better soon, and I can send you some fresh stuff :).
Well this would definitely make the commute to work more interesting.
I’d still get stuck behind the old guy going 15 mph in the fast lane, the right turn signal on his jetpack blinking for miles.
Can would be a good name for name for washing powder.
Want your whites to dazzle? Then use biologically inert VAM (with Ingredient X) gets your whites whiter than white.
Umm yeah, morning Pan.
And once again, the eternal struggle begins.
There’s a fine opening line to some terrible book somebody should not write.
The boards have been awfully flighty the last few days.
Hubby just informed me he’s leaving me on Wednesday for three days. I knew it was coming up but somehow I thought his admin retreat was not for another week or so. Oh well.
The comments are like a cellphone conversation on the highway.
Can I comment now?
Except that (hopefully) no one gets rear-ended.
Suppose you can expect some website hits off the W. Virginia plane crash. Hoping that Jack “Flash” Mangan is no relation???
Well, that’s too tragic an event to make jokes about. Spooky for me personally, though.
I had another grim chart to share:
Ill take “The Plague of Justinian” for $400, Alex.
How hardcore is Arizona?
Well I don’t want to piss off the local birds.
I tell you it is weird to see my old high school pal tweet that he’s just taught Jonathan Coulton how to play Magic The Gathering…
That is indeed pretty mind blowing.
That it was an old school friend or that Jonathan Coulton didn’t know how to play Magic the Gathering?
The former. It is a little surreal. I mean, it’s a series of steps, I understand. He was a good musician in HS, went to a good music college, joined up with MC Frontalot, and now is the bassist in JoCo’s touring band.
The last step to Magic the Gathering isn’t really surprising, all-in-all, especially seeing the Magic the Gathering lessons from the Frontalot documentary…
Cool. Good to see you round these parts, JB. I hope it wasn’t the news of my fiery death that brought you here!
Well I think I’m going to give ‘The Secret Circle’ a chance, quite enjoyed the first episode.
I wanted to watch that, but when I got home after choir practice on Thursday, the last thing I felt like doing was watching TV. I need to ask if any of those fancy boxes in the TV room downstairs are recording-capable.
The Orion Nebula in all it’s infra red glory:
“Orion’s young, massive, hot stars, known as the Trapezium Cluster.”
CLEARLY, “The Trapezium Cluster” MUST be the name of our 80’s revival band!
Long as “The Plague of Justinian” is the name of our doom-metal band
^Both of these posts = Winning.
looks like my liver
Was it the meths that got it looking that inflamed?
Boo on you sir
Boris’ “Smile” may be one of the best albums of the last 10 years. Just sayn’.
I hate packing.
Temple Run is free on the app store today:
Oneof the better endless runner type of games.
DPITMFW. Goodnight :Skeksis:
You kids behave this week. I’m off to get schooled. Convinced my company to pay for a training class that will keep me busy for most of the week.
Be Deadpan to each other.
Youll be hearing from my lawyer.
Fantastic! Ed finally sold his company on the “value added” merits of sending him to be a bartender!
This is going to BE GREAT!!!
I see the boards were up to their usual hyjinks
I think the boards being so silly will seriously impact out comment count fo September
*waggles finger at the DP board*
I think Panites with utter confoundingly busy lives will impact the the comment count.
well there is that too
One word – “Qwikster”.
Thanks Netflix. Ill be looking for alternatives to you tout suite.
Can I get an “Ugh”, brothers and sisters?
You can get, like, 14.
The Qwikster email came from a person with a name very similar to Rhett’s and it starts “I messed up. I owe you an explanation.”
I thought, it’s about time, Rhett.
We went with the $7.99 streaming option for Netflix but decided on Sunday (before Rhett’s email) that we were going to cancel altogether. We just don’t use it enough.
WTF, Reed Hastings? I agree that you messed up. Now you’ve messed up again.
Oh, and we’re back.
lol, no relation. I’ve been thinking of canceling Netflix myself.
The problem: No one else has their selection of obscure titles. That’s what drew me over from Blockbuster in the first place.
Netflix, why can’t I quit you?
Well, that was funny. Try this one:
The “New Coke” reference was inspired.
Yeah theres no way I could cancel Netflix streaming (until a competitor does it better). Its our TV, as we dont get cable or satellite and there’s no way Ill go back to either. Plus we all use it WAY too much. Its just goddamn annoying that they price hike then pull all this bullshit.
I spend a load on satellite, so can’t justify the extra for Netflix when I don’t use it. I should do your way!
Certainly has its pros and cons… but I guess what it comes down to is what started as an experiment has become not having satellite for nearly 2 years now.
Well no Netflix over here.
Bittorrent is a wonderful thing.
CP: Everyone Comes To Life — Goonies Never Say Die
I’m CP: Breeders radio on Pandora
The tubes, they be a’cloggin’
She said that
One consonant away from pifttt!
If you have 5 minutes, give it a read. An excellent review of the Star Wars Collection BluRay set.
I still am torn. Mainly over the extras. Everything else sounds awful.
I’m not torn at all, no sale.
Even if I had a blu-ray player, that’d b a big “no”. (Or maybe a big “NOOOOoooo”?)
The deleted scenes are the only things that sound interesting, but I’m sure they’ll turn up in various places online.
We have the DVDs of the unedited original trilogy. I think we’re quite happy with that.
Agreed, but its a shit ton of extras including all those cool mid-2000’s specials they did on the history channel. Of course.. thats the point of only including em in an overpriced box set…
The Foo Fighters serenade the Westboro Baptist Church. 🙂
Just changed my Netflix plan from 2 disks + BluRay and streaming to one disk and streaming. I think my monthly bill will remain the same.
I have 2 discs + streaming… I dunno if thatll change or not. Hell I dunno much. (But I know how to love you)
This just in… Skunk Anansie is a dammn fine band…. film at 11.
Is Skunk Anansi still around??
New album just last year!
ok, that article didn’t live up to its title….
Nap for performance
Fox found a wooly bear caterpillar yesterday evening, but I couldn’t remember the folk wisdom about the middle band and how that supposedly relates to the weather…
6 more years of economic malaise.
Hey, had pretty good luck posting from the phone here on that last posting…
Sometimes it takes literally several minutes to get through typing something that long…
And the yo-yo is back! Again.
CP: Yours Sincerely — Persian Claws
Gerbel chow is in short supply.
It feels more like a slinky than a yo-yo.
(I meant the Deadpan site! sheesh)
I heard “Jaime Moreno’s Jam” on the radio on the way in this morning. Funk connoisseurs take note!
Just listening to them talk about Netflix on CNBC and the “Bonehead decision” (their words) by the CEO to raise prices … and then this week decision to split the business.
All of the commentators said the guy should be given his walking papers. THAT based not on how it will effect the subscriber but what it did to the companies stock price. It’s down nearly 60% in just a few short weeks and none of them said they would touch it even at that discount, except for maybe day trading.
Netflix has now assured itself a place in the pages of Business School textbooks for generations to come.
The pigs never fail to turn into the humans, once they get control of Animal Farm.
This is true.
Rhett will like this more than most:
Mastodon are not Opeth, but they’re still a pretty damn innovative, geeky, hairy band.
This is true also. 🙂
I forget all of whom in Deadpan land are in California.
I don’t know what parts either.
I’ll be in Anaheim for a VERY brief minute, the 1st week of October. I’m mostly booked – but I’ll have my own car and ya know… whatever whatever… if we can make something happen.
Oh specifically – Arriving Tuesday, October 4, departing Thursday, October 6.
CP: Fuck Shit Stack — Reggie Watts
You take some fuck…
My love for you is like a truck?
A ride for a ride?
Watch out for Otto!
Oh you get the idea!
Don’t call me stupid.
Since I will most likely miss any responses posted here – I’m terrible at scrollback, please contact me on Facebook or email me at twinklergirl at that place where all the email goes dot com.
The Oatmeal on the Netflix thing:
I hadn’t noticed the “other” Jack Mangans arguing who was supposed to be the real Jack Mangan farther down the Deadpan Facebook page. That seems to fit perfectly into the Deadpan mythos, for some reason.
I hope I wasn’t the only one that got your Madness quip.
I target my quips for at least 55% of the Deadpan demographic.
The whole thing is so weird and funny!
Where? What? Huh?
Would he need to take the Night Boat to Cairo to get to Our House?
I must have missed something.
The Netflix & Qwikster (aside from the weird choice to split & rename) has been and will continue to be the perfect choice for us for now. I barely have time to watch streaming, so I get the DVD’s, and my wife and kids watch the stream all the time, but their DVD’s sit around a long time without being watched. There is no part of their service we don’t like, and they would have to double or triple their price before I’d consider dropping them.
I figure behind the scenes, there has been conflict in negotiating stream because of DVD deals or DVD deals because of stream licensing. This means the negotiations can be separate.
Just a few million more posts like this and they might regain some share value.
Halfway through the first month of their new pricing program and Netflix had already lost a million customers. While the service clearly isn’t “going away” any time soon, it’s just not what investors want to see.
Harlan Ellison is upto his old tricks:
James Cameron was supposedly pretty damn upset about having to give him story credit on The Terminator.
Early prediction: Case gets dismissed.
Sadly my first thought on seeing the page was “isn’t he supposed to be dead?”
Well, I hope nobody had their retirement plans based on Netflix stock. Wee doggie!
My only reaction to the split is that since they are completely separating the DVD and streaming I have no reason to ever pay for the DVD service.
A serious but interesting article http://x.co/Zpjk
J0e, this is a cut-paste of what went down today on FB:
* Hope Slater
what is this? who is jack mangan? what the hell is a deadpan? why am i part of this group?
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Tee Morris Because Deadpan is the way.
Listen to a few shows, enjoy his fiction ( http://www.amazon.com/Nights-Plutonian-Shore-Archives-ebook/dp/B005MDF4U6/ref=pd_sim_kinc6?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2 ), and enjoy the Community here.
Night’s Plutonian Shore (Tale from the Archives)
In 1849 when a poet is murdered in the streets of Baltimore. The man behind the …seemingly random murder manages to elude the law until — in 1889 — Agents Bruce Campbell and Brandon Hill track him down. The assassin, Mikael Scharnusser, gives the slip to the agents on revealing his &…See More
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Robert Maines Are these rhetorical questions or are you genuinely peeved?
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Rhett Hastings You know, I’d liked some of these questions answered too.
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Joe Fiore ummm….welll….if you don’t know you could always LEAVE the group. I don’t know how you got here, but we’re not forcing you to stay.Or you could stick around. We’re friendly.
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Shari Mosser You don’t find deadpan….deadpan finds you!
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Lejon Johnson Hey all I can say, Hope, is Deadpan is the way.
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Jack Mangan This is not my large automobile! This is not my beautiful house!
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Tee Morris ?”Once in a Deadpan…water flowing underground…
Pan as it ever was…pan as it ever was…”
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Rhett Hastings To imagine it with David Byrne’s dance moves really conveys the message.
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Cj Feierabend ?*Growls Fiercely*
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Joe Fiore You May ask yourself….why such a big suit….you may ask yourself…couldn’t it be taken in a little?
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Cj Feierabend Hmm. Maybe she’s moving into the universe and she’s drifting this way and that.Not touching the ground at all and she’s up above the yard.
… and she was
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Joe Fiore Hope, Jack Managn is a hell of a guy who happens to host a podcast that’s almost as good as MegaPodzilla. (Sorry Jack….I’m shameless in my plugging)
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Lejon Johnson Hey, wait a minute… I’ve heard of this Deadpan podcast…
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Cj Feierabend Do you all realize that some “Jack Mangan” guy is “Like”ing all of these posts. It’s freaking me out.
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Jack Mangan Thanks Joe. MegaPodzilla and Lejon’s Touching the Monolith are each the MF Way.
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Lejon Johnson Whoa… I am totally… wow. Dude, have you actually listened to us?
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Jack Mangan Yes! I hope someday to steal the kazoo theme for Deadpan purposes.
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Hope Slater mad. mad madness
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Tee Morris By Jove, I think she’s got it!
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Cj Feierabend Quick Jack! You have to LIKE Hope’s comment!
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David Cattarin Notice she said madness in a deadpan way. 😉
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Rhett Hastings And Deadpan in a madness way would be like “our Pan, in the middle of our street.”
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Cj Feierabend I heard Adrian Zmed is going to come here and like all of the posts too.
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Rhett Hastings And why wouldn’t he? Deadpan has contributed at least one tenth of one percent to his star meter rating at IMDB. 🙂
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Edward Klein The Deadpan Bar was the inspiration for The Restaurant at the End of the Universe. He is the most interesting man in podcasting. Stay thirsty, my deadpan.
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Not only Madness but also Talking Heads references!
Almost justifies facebook’s existence. Almost.
Oh so this is where people actually post…
A bit too close to the truth:
I’m just too apathetic to get a Google + account. Look what happened to my FB and Twitter account. I’ve decided it will never work so will not join Google +
All alone *sigh*
What will I do without my hubby for three days?
What you did the last time he was away?
read, watched tv, played games… Pretty much the same thing I do when he’s here.
I think there’s something wrong with me. I reordered this yesterday
look at that. I didn’t reorder this I PREordered this.
Silly me :silly:
It’s rather chilly outside. I’m going for a walk. I guess I’ll need a coat.
*hands Bunny Van’s coat*
Wraps herself in snuggliness.
My walk was fine. didn’t see and wildlife this time. It must be too chilly for the bunnies and squirrels, as for the deer, didn’t walk through Fish Creek today so didn’t expect to see them.
I thought the “Jem” must have been referring to something else in your pre-order, Bunny – but no – it was truly that Jem.
I told you there was something wrong with me
I am currently watching the SyFy classic, Killer Mountain. Won’t be dining a PBP as I’ll have to stop half way through. I’m having lunch with a friend (leave me alone for three days hubby and I’ll make my own plans)
And no, no, no, the commenting hasn’t switched over to FB – – not even in conjunction. That girl’s message was just the perfect fire to pop a whole bag of snarky popcorn.
See my reply to this post over at the “Fans of Jack Mangan Facebook page.”
In addition to Jack, there are three other Fan page members that are named Jack Mangan.
I’m starting to wish for a redo of the Emenem “Slim Shady” song, but with “Jack Mangan.”
Funny thing is, I started this Facebook Page. Now, because I quit FB, I can’t see what’s going on.
You’re not missing much. Generally, it gets hits when the Farpoint servers go down, which has been a lot lately.
So R.E.M. broke up. huh.
Didn’t know they survived the 90’s.
Its the end of the world as we know it! Everyone hurts!
Other pertinent titles as well!
Karma Chameleon? In-A-Godda-Da-Vida? Break My Stride?
I Hate Myself For Loving You
And I feel fine.
Had lunch with a girlfriend. Moroccan food = yummy
(… and now, how that statement gets translated in a guys mind)
“Had a girlfriend at lunch. She’s Moroccan. Yummy!”
Someone had been spreading rumors that we’re just about a bunch of insides jokes.
Pappa Zmed is not amused and will likely be getting Zmedeval on some one.
Indside jokes? bah!
our pockets are spinning.
Kneel before Zmed!
The Zmed is good!
Ed, I finally finished Dance w/ Dragons and have to disagree with your review. I loved it and curse GRRM repeatedly and harshly now, as does Sly B.
And now I’m re-reading the Wheel of Time series before the final installment comes out in November. I’m well into The Great Hunt and am really enjoying getting back into this giant bitch of a world. I waver between loving this and Song of Ice and Fire more.
Also, my Ed, the last Acacia book comes out in November.
Hubby just e-mailed me. He’s staying here http://www.granderockies.com/
He always gets to go to the nice places
At 5:30 there’s an exhibition game between Boston and Ottawa. Haven’t decided if I want to watch it or not
I think hubby must be bored already. He’s telling me all about a giant crow on his balcony.
I have something that Lo Pan might covet:
It’s on my desk at work! Evil beware!
That is cool. I wonder if it’s time for another Think Geek order…
I want one a foot high for my lawn.
Oh, so life-size then ? 😆
I suspose making the crows fall over from laughing would be a win win situation.
Tho shalt not covet another woman’s Yoda.
EXCEPT THIS ONE GODDAMMIT!!!!
On a serious note, I can’t remember a time DP hasn’t welcomed new blood to the comments section, so I will be blowing raspberries any any accusations of being a clique.
Oh and I’m tempted to get the iCade (which Thinkgeek also sells).
However, I can see how someone could be intimidated by our obvious closeness. Also, with the fact a first comment is moderated, sometimes we don’t see a newbie. I can see how, if you don’t know how the system works, you may take that as being ignored.
Just playing devil’s advocate
I had better break out the holy water.
Does that work against the devil? I know it’s suppose to work against demons, vampires and other devil spawn, but the devil himself… I wonder.
If it gets to that stage then anything is worth a try.
I read a series of books once where one character wanted to kill the devil. When they succeeded the demons looked at her and said, “the Prince is dead. Long live the Prince!”
I found it interesting.
My personal fav is the one where the snotty kid traps santa believing he is Satan..turns out he was right.
CW: The Fades
Tis a new creepy horror from the BBC.
Not on my tv 🙁
We don’t usually see BBC stuff until a year or two later. Bedlam is just starting to air starting next week
It turns out spearmint gum and pomegranate liquor go pretty good together
*Drive by from overworked hell*
Like “War of the Worlds” and “The Musical” or
“Fried” and “pickles”
I’m sure the end product of “spearmint gum” and “pomegranate liquor” may indeed be the shiznit, but just thinking about the combo in your head is one of those things that makes you go “ugh”
In case anybody’s interested the game is tied at zero, end of the first
Not really watching it. It’s more background noise as I read
CR: High Heat – Richard Castle
Reminds me that I enjoyed the first episode of ghe new series of Castle.
Yeah, we enjoyed it too. Castle is usually good for light entertainment, even when they try to get heavy. I find the books read a lot like an episode.
Excerpt they have sex a lot in the books.
I shall now be very sensible and head upstairs, night mush.
*Tucks Vanamonde in*
Hubby just called. We did our goodnights early since he has a late meeting coming up :kiss:
Stupid memory. Let’s try this one :kissing:
This is probably insane, but I just signed up at Diaspora as EssBee. I don’t play much on FB these days and I may not there either, but there it is.
Ooh, new Acacia in November. I’ve got plenty of credits, so I’ll be ready.
I’m glad you enjoyed Dance with Dragons. Hopefully it won’t be another six years until the next one.
Currently about half way through “Rise of Endymion”, the last of the Hyperion Cantos. Strongly enjoyed the two Hyperion books. These Endymion books are not nearly as strong.
I look forward to the completion of “The Wheel of Time”. Is the next book the last one, or are there two? I just might have to start queing that series from the beginning as well if we’re coming to to the last book on that series as well.
Check – looks like the next one in 2012 is the closer. Dunno if I can get through them ball before then.
Ah, March 2012, not November 2011. I can live with that!
The 3rd and 4th Hyperion books are clearly not as good as the first 2, but they’re still worthy reads.
Game is tied at one, end of the second. Bored now.
Ohhh, I want this
Not available on kindle though, or other e-format so probably won’t get it. Is that sad or what?
CP: Billie Holiday — Warpaint
One thing about Santa Carla I never could stomach: all the damn vampires.
And that can be a cryptic clue as to why we’re going silent again this week.
Goodnight :Frog Brothers:
Still one of the best Vampire flicks evah … at least since I haven’t watched it in a decade, I remember it that way.
Morning Pan, it’s been a while since I did a train journey and today is the day to break that bald patch.
Just don’t go to plaid.
Hats off to you Americans, you make the Scottish look like health fanatics:
They actually had this at the Stampede the last couple of years. Of course, since I refuse to go to the Stampede, I haven’t tried it. But then again, I can’t say I want to.
Right, cause we all eat like shit.
CD – last minute packing.
I’ve decided to go wander about the world for a bit.
About 2 weeks to be exact.
So, unless I wander across internet access (and a device to access it) I guess I will be quite quiet.
Have fun on your Walkabout, J0e!
It’s morning. I decided not to make a pot of coffee for the whole one cup I have in the morning. We don’t have any instant, so having Hot Chocolate in stead. I feel all warm and cuddly now.
The city has marked up the road in front of my house. I wonder if that means there will be a big hole there soon. Every few years the city seems to have the need to dig a giant hole in the road in front of my house and make things very inconvenient.
*said in a sing-song voice* My work computer is being stupid again.
I’m in pain. My head feels like it wants to expand beyond its borders and I can’t turn my neck more than 15 degrees without pain…
One would think I slept funny.
Or with my head on a cat.
I’m trying to convince LostRalph that he should be here for PodCampAZ. Everyone give him a nudge in that general direction.
You should all come too.
It’ll be a partay.
Okay. Turning off the laptop now.
Be Deadpan everyone!
Enjoy your trip, justa!
Have a great time!
Ugh. Open Source just drives me absolutely batty sometimes.
Understood. I have the same problem with open sores.
CP: Lights — Ellie Goulding
Have fun, J0e! Make sure you throw the ring into the lava when you get there.
Quick hilariously pithy Colbert billiards link:
I saw that on Colbert yesterday.
Math is just a theory. LOL
No it isn’t. 😉
This bunny’s not happy. The city told her to take her car out of the driveway and park down the street because I won’t be able to get out of my driveway later in the day and for the foreseeable future.
I like this one! 🙂
he makes a good point!
Maybe that explains why the Deadpan keeps going down!
I see the article touches on the abscence of a 12 year old Natalie Portman figure to go with it.
I think there’s terrible terrible reasons for that
I believe you are correct, sir.
He also apparently comes with 8 different version of Thing, from the Addams Family.
It needs to come with a Natalie Portman figure from “Closure.”
For $225, it should come with Natalie Portman from Closure. Not the action figure.
Science is unpossible!
Good heavens, Miss Yakamoto!
…and I look forward to arriving before I set off:
Oops, same link, Van.
I shall Grrrrrr at my phone later, but for now:
I got Dark Rising 2 on my DVR but I never saw the first one. Surprisingly enough, it’s on Netflix
CW: Dark Rising
So Chrome’s new homepage be fucking terrible
That’s a lot of White.
CW: Warehouse 13
I’m DVRing a bunch of shows tonight – way too many.
GODDAMN FRINGE TOMORROW!
Who’s Mark Zuckerburg?
*kicks Facebook shaped cat*
Love me some Hypedrive. Van knows.
I do, wasn’t that impressed.
I get good laughs from it.
Another momentary amusement!
OMG if only Walken in The Deer Hunter really had that…
Damn you, insomnia!
Well, I guess I’ll head into the office. I’ll not be getting caught up any time soon, so might as well grab an extra couple of hours.
So far, it’s looking good:
The trees are so pink I thought there was a fire. Silly sunrise.
Today is the first day of autumn. We’re suppose to break heat records here in Canadaland.
So itll get into the teens?
Suppose to get to 28C today, or 82F for those south of the Adanac/SU border
What about for those of us north of the Andreychuk/Boychuck line?
see my comment below *grumble, grumble, Damn WordPress*
The USB ports seem to have quit on my work computer. Going the the long process of rebooting to see if that helps.
Reboot seems to have fixed it. Not sure what happened. I felt lost without my mouse and printer.
God damn it WP! If I want to do a duplicate comment I should Damn well be able to! Who are you to say I can’t say the same thing twice? If I want to 😆 more than once a week you should bloody well let me.
And! When I hit “reply” put the reply with the comments I’m replying to, not at the bottom where it makes no sense!
I’m waving my mandibles at you.
Now I think it’s time to make some chocolate brownie cookies.
CW: Person of Interest.
A nice concept (if hardly original) spoilt by some terrible acting from the two lead actors.
This one’s on my DVR. With hubby gone many new shows are waiting for his return. He comes back tomorrow but I thin it will be a little while before we catch up.
Van: I disagree about the acting. I thought it fit the characters. Plus this is the first episode, so it will only improve.
I also thought the first episode of Revenge was pretty good.
I also didn’t realize Prime Suspect was a UK remake, so you probably have higher expectations than I did.
I’ve grabbed Revenge but haven’t watched it yet, may give it a try over the weekend.
Time for a cookie play by play!
I’ve put some chocolate chips, unsweetened chocolate squares and som butter in a pan to melt
Meanwhile, I’m putting some sugar, flour, cocoa and baking soda in a bowl to mix together
My oven just beeped, telling me it’s ready for the cookies. To bad the cookies aren’t ready for it yet
I’m also separating an egg. For some strange reason the recipe calls for one egg and one egg whitr
The chocolate has melted so I’m putting it in the dry ingredients as well as the eggs and some vanilla
I’ve added some chocolate chips to the mix. The dough is pretty sticky though so I’ve decided to put it in the fridge for half an hour.
To be continued…
Someone providing clues as to why the faster-than-light Neutrinos detection was probably an error:
Fantastic aurora picture:
I’ve sprayed a couple of cookie sheets with Pam and am now dropping spoonfuls of dough onto them
Cookies are in the oven. Must wait 15 minutes before I pull the out
I’d like to meet this Pam.
No you wouldn’t. She a bit greasy
Hey! Thats my sister
Cookies are now out of the oven. Will have to wait a while for them to cool before I transfer them to the cookie jar
Since I’m not a big chocolate person, they have to wait until hubby gets home for the taste test
Less nudity than usual in this play-by-play.
Yeah. To quote Otto: “Disappointed!” 🙂
I suppose I could have taken my shirt of when making them but I didn’t think of it.
Arkham City looks fantastic!
Just been informed the Ico/Shadow of Colossus HD remaster is on it’s way..woot!
Can’t wait to play Batman AC.
I see and my mind immediately reads “Batman Air Conditioner” or “Batman Atlantic City”.
There are probably slightly fewer flamboyant psychopaths in Gotham than in AC, NJ.
Cookies are now in the cookie jar and all the dishes have been washed. Now for a little me time.
Here are some pics of our firery sunrise this morning
I just caught up with The Walking Dead Weekly (ep 33, I think). Wow, great story and wow, scary.
Trying to get there!!!!!!
Oh, it’s getting good!!
ZP rips into Dead Island:
Always nice to see the ocean and the streets of SF, but I’m pretty damn eager to get back home again.
Get home safe!
Ah, the weekend. I survive to see another one.
Haha – Winter IS COMING
All right, I’m off. See you on the other side.
“Holy heatwave Batman! The city is melting in the intense heat from the penguins magnifying glass!”
“Don’t worry I packed my BatAir Conditioner into my utility belt, it will cool things down quickly.”
Happy Autumn Equinox, pagans!
Dont ever do that again
Oh, this is hilarious:
At the airport. I might watch the second link, EssBee. Probably not the first. At least not while in public.
Outta time. Be good!
CE: Macaroni and cheese, otherwise known as Kraft Dinner. 😉 This is the first time I’ve made this since I moved to this house in July. :happy:
If I had a million dollars….we wouldn’t have to eat Kraft Dinner….
I still wouldn’t eat KD. 😉
*nod* What Ed said.
Star Wars sketch cards:
I dated a Canuck a few years ago who’d always insist that her parents bring her Kraft Dinner from their trips back to the motherland, saying that it’s far superior up there. Bunny?
And EssBee’s first link was very tame. 🙂
And btw, I’m home.
Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back.
I feel more like Horshack.
Never having tried KD outside of Canada, I couldn’t say. I do know things like fruit loops and cheerios tast different between Canada and the us.
JW – The Mentalist season premiere
Oh dear, it may have just jumped the shark.
Hubby and I are playing with our new toys. He wanted a mandolin (don’t ask why). Because I said yes, he got me one of these http://www.westcoastharps.com/celtic-harps-for-sale/wm-rees-harpsicle26.htm
I actually wanted a giant floor model but that was out of the question budget wise
You’ll look like an ad for Guinness playing that.
Awesome! I expect to hear your rendition of this for the next episode:
Ummm. How about The Camptown Races? Without vocal accompaniment? My singing is nowhere near hers
Or Frere Jaques even?
You could always breakout the Kazoo…
Very cool, Bunny! :happy:
Fringe is back, taking names and kicking ass, sweet!
That is neat Bunny. The Deadpan needs some harp music.
10 minutes until Dr. Who.
We just finished watching the second episode of Ringer. Still not sure of it but at least interested enough to keep watching for now.
I’ve downloaded it, think I’m going to resist and watching it in the morning.
CP: hubby on his mandolin
Not one of the better Dr. Who’s
They rarely fuckin are anymore. Makes me angry how piece of shit the show has become.
Once you admit to liking Hyperdrive, your opinions on Dr Who become suspect.
Oh so youre that guy now. Well done.
Dr. Who has become a piece of shit and I have a wealth of colleagues, friends, and reviews to back my hatred up. No one but a scant percentage of people even know what the hell Hyperdrive is. The fact is that Hyperdrive is a harmless 12 episode program that is easily enjoyed then forgotten. Its meaningless. Dr. Who is a sci-fi icon that the current writers have decided to destroy with poor story arcs and even poorer choices of what characters to deem important. These last two season have sullied the good name of Who to the point that I’ve never met so many people prepared to give up on a franchise outside of after The Phantom Menace hit. So no… my opinion of my Who suck isn’t “suspect”. It’s firmly rooted.
Now go finish your tea.
Well no, I was pulling your leg, and the tea was nice.
You cant pull the leg like that over written word, you silly boy!!!
* vacuums up tea leaves*
But I will add that what Dr Who was actually iconic for was men in rubber suits and dodgy scenery (and lets not forget the quarries).
Although I was never that impressed with the Russell T Davies penned episodes of the ‘new’ Dr Who (some of the best ones during his tenure were by other writers including Moffat)and hate his take on the Cybermen.
They have been some misfires with, flawed that it is, I’ve still enjoyed the last couple of seasons Dr Who.
Well… nothing can reach the low of Torchwood’s Cybergirl Vs. Pterodactyl, but point taken.
Oh I dunno, but the end of the original run I’ll agree with you that it did indeed become more about the crap effects than the story. But IMO the writers still tried to write worthy and engrossing sci-fi stories til the end. Plus I agree that while I do love the Davies… he’s not the second coming.
Now watching a movie called Morlocks. Typical SyFy schlock. This one has David Hewill and Robert Picardo. It’s sort of like Star Gate done by SyFy.
Um, wasn’t Stargate done by Syfy? Well, not the movie, sure, but…
No… It was done by Sci-Fi.
Well to be fair, the first couple seasons were done by Showtime. Then it moved to Sci-Fi
Trollhunter is a surprisingly fun Norwegian flick. Shaky-cam haters beware, though.
I’ve been playing around with the UK version of Onlive today,.
Nice concept, but it craps out too many times on my 10meg broadband.
CW: A Gifted Man
It appeals to my sentimental side, I’ll flog myself later for liking it.
Spotted on the Facebook:
(V) (°,,,,°) (V)
I’m trying to get a laptop for my mom. She needs a webcam to skype with her son . . . ahem . . . and enough memory and speed to use with her Husqvarna embroidery machine/quilter. Any recommendations? She’s convinced she needs a $999 HP . . .
SIGH . . .
I don’t know about the sewing machine but skyping doesnt require that much power. Regardless, i wouldn’t go HP. They are phasing out their pc part of their business and you don’t want to get something you may not be able to get service on at a later date
CW: the new Charlie’s Angels. It’s not going to make a second episode for us
Thats what you get for watching it in the first place 😛
Yeah but we had to give it a try. Playboy Club actually surprised us and was worth a second look
No I know. Had I not cut Fringe some slack after its first season I never would have known its glory
So now after seeing Scarlett Johansen’s boobies, as well as Kat Dennings boobies, its confirmed that I’ll be in my bunk til 2013
Charlie’s Angels didn’t make it for us either. I was a huge fan of the original and it just made me mad.
On the DVR tonight, The Good Wife and PanAm.
Pan an’s hitting our DVR tonight too
The TV commercial just said to “Facebook us”. I’ve heard friend being use as a verb for facebbok but this is the first time I’ve heard facebbok used as a verb. The English language is rolling over in its grave
Yeah its common down here. Great to see the “verbage” is hitting up north.
My day today: Gorgeous weather. Church. Live jazz on an outdoor patio with family and friends. Completing and turning in a homework assignment ahead of deadline and without the technical difficulties of last week’s assignment. Macaroni Grill for dinner. Getting Fiverr stuff out of the way. Fun, engaging, well-paying tasks all day long on my favorite crowdsourced work site.
Today has been made of win. :happy:
Good night, Pan.
Amy conquers Sunday.
Morning all. My foreseen time of tribulation has begun. My already non-access from work is going to be compounded by a good deal of overtime for the next few months. I shall keep us as best I can.
Another day when hubby won’t be home until after I’m in bed 🙁
*hugs* and well-wishes to Ed.
Best wishes, Ed.
Good weekend here, though rather busy.
I watched Person Of Interest, despite not liking the two main actors. It was a “meh” until about half-way through. Interesting concept. And, Mr. Deadpan started to grow on me. I think it is worth trying a few more episodes to see where it goes from here.
Person of Interest is on our DVR. We may get to it if hubby actually spends an evening or two at home.
Time for my daily constitutional!