Lazy Show Notes J.
Jack Mangans Deadpan #217:
Jack, a Black Cat
Jittery Promo – Masters of the Macabre Challenge – http://mastersofmacabre.wordpress.com/
Juicy comments on Amy’s and Rhett’s version of This is a Triumph by
Lejon from Chandler
Justa J0e’s Jingle in response to “This is a Triumph”.
Junior Paul Maki calls in
Jocose dumbass story by Andrea
Journey with a Poetry Reading by Claudine
Jaunty Hitchhickers comments by
Lejon from Chandler
Jalapin Comments by
Ed from Texas
Vanamonde (first of the week)
Jr. Paul Maki talks about the first day of kindergarten
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Jacks Closing Music: “The Train” – by Matt Mango
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288 thoughts on “Jack Mangans Deadpan #217: J”
Ico Ico Ico Ico Ico…
Oh, Van. . .
Sorry Jack, but the game is still cool after 14 years.
I was concerned you were quoting bad 80s music.
I’ve read 62 of those books. I don’t know what that says about me.
I’ve read a little over half, so I’ve ignored the flow chart. I know exactly which books/series I never intend on reading.
Why is it that Deadpan always takes the longest to download of all the podcasts I listen to?
Another day with hubby coming home late. We’re never going to catch up with all the stuff on our DVR
Busy morning planned.
My boo is taking her car in to be serviced so I’m picking her up in about 45 minutes and we’re going for breakfast.
Then will have to do the day job.
Ok, maybe not so busy, but still…
Show notes might be a little late this morning. Sorry Jack
Just had to post as I’m listening at work. The side by side comparison of “Still Alive” would probably be a lot more effective to me if I weren’t making due at work with a set of headphones that only have one side working.
There’s your first world problems special update.
There’s a lot of hubbub about the DC reboot; a lot of unhappy people.
I can understand that. Of course, if I were DC I wouldn’t know what to do with their 70 year old characters that hasn’t already been done. Making them emo is probably a bad move, though.
Most of the complaints revolve around–surprise, surprise!–the treatment of female characters. DC, and Marvel for that matter, have always had trouble with that.
This might be the best summary:
I whole heartingly agree with the 7 year old. The demographics for comic books have changed and DC needs to get with the times.
I forsee Van doing anti-voting. 😉
My nose has dust in it. It’s been a while since I pulled out an actual dictionary in real paper form.
Chilly outside. Will have to put on a coat for my walk. Bleh.
CP: Telegraph Road — Dire Straits
Damn Yahoo won’t let me upload an avatar picture. It keeps saying “We are unable to process your request. Please try again later.” I don’t want to try later. I want to do it now. *whine*
You outdid yourself with the “J” show notes this week, Bunny.
I’m just a jigalo…
I admit, I am one of the few people who don’t play Minecraft but I can still appreciate this
Cakes I’d eat
Well. . . as short as our bench has been lately, I still appreciate all of yous guys continuing to drop in here and contribute to the conversation.
I was going to make a comment onpod this week about web/facebook distractions vs. Deadpan, comparing facebook to the food court and Deadpan to the good, local, non-chain restaurant.
That will be heard eventually.
That is a good comparison.
Pulled out my notebook for the first time in ages. Can’t find the asterix button on it. What’s that about
I appreciate everyone’s “Still Alive” comments. Win I first heard Amy sing the first two lines of “Still Alive” I got chills over how similar her voice was. That was my inspiration to do the song. The excellent MIDI file I used tracked the song perfectly. I used that as the template for building the song. I did make a few minor changes to suit my taste. I really liked the synthesizer keyboard melody. In the original, it is lower in the mix, in my version I cranked it as loud as I could without it competing with Amy’s singing. The second change was the rock guitar, I wanted it to be more intense, so it is a little more loud with a bit more distortion. Overall though, what I really wanted was a faithful reproduction with Amy as vocalist.
Lejon: My hope was for the listeners to have their mind’s blown by Amy’s singing. I’m happy that you were compelled to track down the original and that even though you were unfamiliar with the song, you would be struck by the similarities.
jOE: Your creativity knows no bounds. 🙂
“Win I heard”
It was a hoot. I had no idea how well they’d line up. I was totally shocked that I didn’t have to alter anything to sync them.
Oh, and now I’m playing Portal, damn your eyes…
Secondly, there’s a Whore Addicts podcast?
It wouldn’t surprise me in the least
And why are they sponsoring “Masters of the Macabre”?
I think the Hoarder Attics podcast would probably be the most terrifying.
What do you mean the Colorado hockey game isn’t on my tv tonight. What’s that about?
You know how it is, once the asterix buttons start to vanish, is anything safe?
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I like the Matt Mango track in this weeks episode.
asterix Rhettro needs food badly! asterix
No… but I DO have a wonderful “I heart Nickleback” sticker for you.
While I cringe every time I see some author tweet or FB about their “seekrit project”. . .
I can state here, in Deadpan public, that I have a pretty cool project that I’m taxiing right now, trying to get off the ground.
Seekrit projects rock!
You don’t know how to spell Sanskrit?
CP: Blame Your Parents — 54-40
Heya, guys and dolls.
Facebook is the $20 alley hooker. Deadpan is the $500 inside-entry-hotel-only callgirl.
I really am sick of Facebook. If it wasn’t for my gorgeous nieces and nephews who don’t live close enough to see, I’d ditch it.
And Van’s crap jokes
You been missed on these here boards!!!!
You been! And I agree about Van’s crap jokes.
But wait, does that mean Deadpan accepts Charlie Sheen? *shudder*
I think I do Facebook to impress friends who have no idea about Deadpan.
And of course for comments like: You entertain me everyday. I learn nothing about you, but you always make me laugh. 🙂
Totally worth Facebook for that comment alone. (win)
I have missed you guys too. Work is basically hellish. But the fringe benefits!
Are almost non-existent.
I completely agree that FB has a purpose and a value.
I also like the Food Court! But it would be a shame if the food court was all we had.
Here is an off-the-cuff list of what troubles me about Facebook:
-Learning that my nephew is a fundamentalist Christian
-Finding out how ego-centric my good friend is
-Seeing 40-something adults get all dramatic and do things like CHANGE their relationship status from “in a relationship” to “it’s complicated” to “single” and back again often
I do really enjoy keeping up with friends who aren’t close geographically, though.
It’s not Deadpan, that’s fo sho.
Oh, oh, oh! You can keep up with me all you want and we’re not close geographically.
So this damn woman keeps calling me as a wrong number. She hasn’t asked if she has the right number. In fact, on her last call, that she keeps pushing 5 when she wants 6. You’d think shed get it right after the first few tries
You know she just wants to talk to you. Come ON!
Hell appears to have expanded it’s boarders of late.
So.. I don’t know how to say this out loud…
My mom just got some test results back… positive for cancer.
I’m in shock.
She’s having surgery in a couple weeks. I’ll be with her for a few days next week (driving out to where she lives … taking the kids with me)..
I’m not good at details, but think she’s going to be ok. Somehow.
Fingers crossed for your Mum Cj.
Thoughts with you. Stay strong.
My thoughts are with you and your Mom, CJ.
Best wishes, Cj.
Thinking of you, Cj.
My thoughts are with you and your mom, too. I’m walking in Race for the Cure in two weeks, and I’ll be sure to add her name to my “I’m Racing In Honor Of” racer bib. 🙂
🙁 No details necessary, Cj. All the support and help we can muster for you and your mom.
Well afternoon Pan, off to see ‘Red State’, trainwreck expected.
Its supposed to be an excellently acted film with a paper thin plot and not much to say. I wouldn’t expect a trainwreck, though.
That sums it up rather nicely Lo.
At 88 minutes running time, it didn’t outstay it’s welcome.
Then I shall see it. 88minutes???? Holy crap thats less than a made for TV movie
Looking forward to your review of this one, Van.
Oh and it’s not really a horror film, but it is violent.
Yeah, I’ve heard the same. It looks like Clerks will be Kevin Smith’s 1 great film.
Nah. Still say Dogma will be his one great film. Clerks was groundbreaking… Dogma was great.
Dogma was great!
I do have a very soft spot for Mallrats as well. But that was more as an enjoyable goof than great film.
I’m not upto speed on celebrity gossip, is the guy dying or something?
After the box office miss of “Zach and Miri Make a Porno”, which had all the indicators of being extremely successful, but barely made back its budget, Smith started smoking A LOT of pot. “Wake and Bake” is how he himself describes it. Whatever edge he had… has been smoothed. I had listened to his podcast for a long time… and after the box office debacle, it went from being insightful humorous commentary with poop and fart jokes to Smith’s uncontrollable giggling at poop and fart jokes. Yeah… he’s pretty much done from what I can tell.
Yes, Dogma was good, with a few brilliant moments. Still no hockey on the roof scenes, though.
Course neither has the Terri from Three’s Company topless three-nippled psychic scene
“Oh I plan to…”
The best spoof/vid Ive seen in a long long time. Especially if you find the character of Emma Frost completely ridiculous.
Give it about a minute and a half to get going. Cause when it gets going its goddamn wonderful.
Probably NSFW for language
Ran a little long, but very funny.
Agreed. The first dull minute was a wonderful set-up
That will be delicious as well as 100000$ per bottle.
Dogfish head: Pretension has never tasted so good
Thanks for all the wishes. I’m thinking positive thoughts!
“I do have a very soft spot”
Is it behind the knee?
That was your Scott Pilgrim reference for the day.
Currently rocking out to Torche.
“Songs for Singles” reminds me a bit of Helmet.
Two GREAT bands youve just mentioned there.
I shall Pandora them!
Or I can *coughCHECK DROPBOX LATER TONITEcough*
< Drive By >
Howdy everyone. For those who may have been concerned, it’s looking like I will be employed very soon. I have 2 offers on the table, and an interview which will probably bring me a 3rd. It’s looking like the period of unemployment will be about 16 weeks in total. But, the end is in sight.
Thanks for everyone’s help and thoughts.
< Speed Bump! >
Best to Cj’s Mom. My mom was there a couple years ago, and now she gets to complain about cataract surgery.
< /Speed Bump! >
< /Drive By >
‘grats on the job sitch!
What the what the fuck :FTB: ????
Word up, Lejon! Am I gonna see you and possibly the Mrs. this weekend?
Way to go Lejon!
I’d love to see everyone with positive thoughts and gainful employment!
CJ – best wishes for your Mom.
Lejon – While I welcome you back to the employed clique, I’m not so sure it’s wear all the cool kids are actually hanging out. But, then I suppose cool is relative.
Battlefield 3 has gone into open beta. So much for getting anything done this weekend….
I shall be mostly playing Ico.
I’ll be playing Gears of War 3.
I’ll be playing Sonic 2 for Sega Genesis.
Or Black Belt for the Sega Master System. Cant decide…
I’ll be playing Novel Outline VIII. :biggrin:
Star War Minis.
Sega did a good version of Bank Panic on the SMS.
wish it was WoW
No room service, just snacks n shit
Thank you, Friday. What a week!
Happy Blasphemy Day all! One of my blasphemous favorites: http://www.songlyrics.com/ana-voog/please-god-lyrics/
Jesus Flav, is it Blasphemy Day again already??
HA!!! Goddamn Mumbly peg. Jesus Me, thats awesome.
Good morning :weekend: ?
It is a good weekend morning! :happy:
Relatively speaking, it’s hard to have a bad weekend morning. Unless, of course, you are spending it working, but then it’s not really a weekend then.
Thankfully, I am not working on the weekend.
Good Weekend, everyone!
If anyone is interested, I interviewed Sam Sykes for Touching the Monolith. It’s on the ep that posted today. There is a recap of Doctor Who “Closing Time” at the beginning, and I’m reasonably sure that there are some spoilers, so if you haven’t caught it, you may want to skip past the first 8 minutes… then it’s all Sam Sykes…
Here’s the link:
Happy happy, weekend weekend.
Looks like it is just me and the tumble weeds. You know what goes good with a tumble weed? A SanTan Epicenter Ale, that’s what. http://www.santanbrewing.com/epicenter-amber-ale/
Well, the good news is that it looks like Ender’s Game may finally come to the screen. The bad news is now they’ve got to find a cast of kids to play the roles. SyFy has some suggestions. I don’t know who most of them are, so can’t comment much.
One thing I found interesting about the comments was no mention of Game of Thrones. All the kids roles were age advanced a couple of year from the book to TV versions. I think Ender is probably going to have to do something similar.
Yeah, I don’t think people are ready to see a violent 6 year old on screen.
Month end. Working today. Blech
Hubby’s doing the lunch dishes while I work. I haven’t decided if that’s sweet or not. The break from work would have been ok with me.
Now hubby is playing Gears of War 3. I’m still working. Meh
That sucks, TEB. Just doing chores around here.
Working on laundry now while the Misses gets ready to leave for her flight to Dallas for training. Hoping for a fairly restful afternoon.
Hubby leaves for Edmonton for three days tomorrow. He’ll be home Wednesday evening. Has parent teacher interviews on Thursday so won’t be home til late. I actually haven’t seen much of him this month.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder…or is it tender?
A lack of cuddles makes a very grumpy bunny.
That’s it. I think I’m done for the day.
It’s a ying yang situation TEB, your short work hours are compensated by your hubby’s long working hours.
That load of bollox was brought to you Vanamonde…
Yeah, but he’s in education and according to all the US news reports, educators are suppose to have it easy.
In exactly what sense? If we’re talking paid working hours, then sure, but one doesn’t grade papers during working hours. One has no choice but to sacrifice one’s own time to do that.
Ok, that was cool
Time to start dinner! I see Coke Chicken in our culinary future
Got to see the finale of Dr. Who this afternoon. I can’t say I was overwhelmed with it, or with this season overall.
No, it was OK at best, but it certainly wasn’t as good as last season and nowhere near as good as the Tenant era. Still, it’s an entertaining show.
Wait… NOT AS GOOD AS LAST SEASON????
I found it a bit of an anticlimax.
File under: Classic songs with horrid lyrics.
Just picked up a suspicious looking package from Colorado..perhaps I shouldn’t shake it..
Awwwww, I now have a mini inducer of Eldritch Horror (thanks Sly B for the knitting).
Thanks to Essbee and Sky B for the card and gift.
Hopefully you can see this:
The punchline is easy to guess:
Wait yes I do.
This morning is full of ugh. That is all.
That doesn’t sound good 🙁
I’m mobile, that’s a start.
There. Saw hubby out the door. Won’t see him again until dinner time Wednesday.
What’s Mr. Bunny up to this week?
He’s in Edmonton for some sort of Charter School conference. *shrug*
It’s actually kind of funny. He’s giving a ride to someone else. Female. They’re staying in The Fantasy Land Hotel (http://www.fantasylandhotel.com/about/). While they have theme rooms the attendees are actually staying in just the normal rooms. However, last Thursday, John and this other teacher were at a board dinner and she was telling everybody they were going to Edmonton together and staying at the Fantasy Land hotel. Both John and her found this funny :biggrin:
To clarify, hubby is sharing a room but with another guy. I have no worries.
This is adorable:
See! Their youth hasnt been destroyed yet. Gives me faith.
That was hilarious!
Personally I question the validity of this video. Why would you record your kid watching that particular section of Star Wars unless you knew there was going to be a reaction? If you knew there would be a reaction, chance are it happened before and you asked the kid to act surprised again so you can record it, or you simply asked the kid to act surprised so he could look silly on a video.
Why do you hate joy?
lmao. Nerd Porn Auteur:
Good morning! Last day before vacation… Monday Monday… here we go!
So I’m finally watching the Hillary Swank movie, The Resident. You’ll all be pleased to know She gets naked in this movie
She can be bit androgynous at times (and I’m not talking about the film where she dresses as a man).
Agreed. Hillary Swank does nothing for me.
Drew Barrymore… *swooon*
This movie was falsely advertised. It was no way a horror, b or otherwise
CR: Buffy S9, E1
Man, Whedon fans can be douches.
What! That’s out now…damn..ah well
I will wait for the bound collection.
And what has you irked about Whedon fans?
Yep, it’s out. I read the Angel & Faith this morning before work and the letters are just ridiculous! A main character was killed off in Season 8 and some people are just wrecked over it.
I would prefer the bound copy, but I can’t wait!
Oh, I’ll say it alright!
Well I finally got round to watching the first episode of Terranova.
Not too bad, although I did groan at the oh so smart daughter making a science gaff..the stars are different 85Ma ago because of the proper motion of stars and not the expansion of the universe.
. . . …—driVE-By—… . . . Crazy busy weekend of camping n fun shit. I should return to normal in a few hours.
Home maintenance hell today. Need to install a new water softener and my A/C kicked off last night. Good thing I have an in window unit.
So, it’s like in the 90’s here where I live and supposed to get cooler later in the week, but where I’m driving to tomorrow is going to be in the low 70’s and raining.
I don’t like cold.. I need to go by a jacket.
I think that is all.
BRRRR! Thats cold!
I think the high here today is 70
It was 34 when I woke up Saturday
You’re all weather wimps 😉
From your point of view I would have to agree
Yes. I am a weather wimp.
But, to combat the fact that I don’t like cold, I choose to live in Arizona… rather than complain about living in the cold… much like people who live here complain about the hot… I LOOOOVE the hot!
It’s the rain in the UK, I’m perverse, I like the rain.
I like the rain too, as long as it’s not buckets. There’s something soothing about walking in the rain
I, too, love the rain. :wub:
Just not the cold…
So, is there anything longer in time than having to sit through a week full of all day meetings?
The Return of the King?
Hey now! Just because it had more endings than a Mortal Kombat tournament. . . .
That’s exactly why because…
It was 40ish degrees when I woke up in my tent yesterday – – in semi-northern AZ. We can find cold here too, if we want it.
The rest of the day was beautiful, btw. If only the night sky hadn’t been so damn cloudy.
Nature always has a nasty surprise:
It’s a wonderful morning at 10C (50F) with light rain.
The big problem is, it’s only Tuesday. Did you ever notice that the week seems to go slower on the days leading up to a long weekend?
Here is a timeline of River Song
Kinda cool, and I love her character and the idea of her. Just thought the show derailed it with the finale.
CP: Yesterday’s Fresh Air about The New Apostolic Reformation movement
Also, not surprisingly, based in Colorado Springs
We attempted to watch Country Strong the other evening and failed. My takeaway: Wil Wheaton kinda looks like Tim McGraw.
I wonder if I’d enjoy this less if I understood Swedish:
We’ve been watching The Killing in Danish and think that Nordic (?) languages sound so foreign to us. Not like Romance languages that we can pick up bits and pieces of from knowing some Espanol.
Nordic is the correct term.
Bit of a damp squib with the new model of iPhone that was announced today.
I have to say that I love my iPhone. The press photos with the new apple guy just don’t look right.
< just googled "damp squib"
I’m my own damp squib.
< Just oogled "Lo Pan"
I assumed one would more likely diddle a damp squib, than google it. Shows what I know.
< just "assumed" Rhettro
“which is another word for firework.”
– That’s what SHE said.
I may have obligated myself to do another JOCO song for the upcoming Six String Bliss 8 album. I thought I was going to be able to let it slide because of my terrible acoustic guitar playing. But an exceptional Aussie player offered to help out. Crikey.
Nice! Which song, Rhett?
“Last Friday Night”
I’m done with my job search boot camp, but alas no new job yet. At least I’m getting more interviews this time around.
CJ, I’m sorry to read about your mom. Hugs
Interviews = WIN in this day and age. Keep goin!
That’s enough, Katy Perry
Go, creepy little girl!
We watched Homeland last night and think it’s got some potential. I’ve always liked Claire Danes and loved the show Life that the main actor on this show starred in a few years back with my girlfriend Sarah Shahi.
Another English bloke being the bad guy..yawn.
Which guy is English?
Hubby comes home today! :w00t:
The comments are some of the best parts:
“I love playing with my Wii!
vs: I love talking to ass.
I can’t figure out which is funnier.”
LoPan likes this ^
Well, in fairness, their culture gave us Pokemon, where the main character is named Ash.
Good Ash or bad Ash?
Whichever has the gun.
Tiny Invaders goes free for a short time on the app store:
Heard on the comedy channel on the way home.
Warning: not work safe 🙂
That guy’s pretty damn funny. We watched one of his vids at the last MMMmmmeetup.
ZP gives GOW3 a damn good kicking:
Honey Badger has gone mainstream!
Mainstream? Does that mean, he doesn’t give a “shucks” now?
Can’t get this song out of my head tonight:
Saw this ad at the cinema, cool animation:
And it’s for tea! Even better.
I have a box of Twinings on my desk. It’s just about the only brand of tea that’s Fair Trade that you can also buy in the supermarket around here. Cool ad!
CP: Can I Kick It – A Tribe Called Quest
Steve jobs died. Hmm
Sad. I just saw that on the news this second too.
Looks official. It’s even on Apple’s front page.
Ok, maybe not. My news said he did. The Internet says it’s a lie. Not sure what the truth is now
I guess my local news was correct
Let the conspiracy theories begin…
Calgary Stampede named #5 party town by CNN. http://www.cnngo.com/explorations/play/worlds-best-party-spots-503515
I obviously hate to party
Where’s my hubby! I don’t care if it’s a three hour drive and he’s only been on the road an hour and a half. I want him home now!
CR: Glimpses – Lewis Shiner
Expect to be done the book by the weekend. I have the new Terry Pratchett book on pre order as well as the new Richard Morgan. Both won’t be out for another week. What should I read in the meantime?
Back of a cornflakes packet?
After I failed to finish the last TP novel, I’m seriously considering not buying the new one.
Maybe will read Small Gods again,,,
Have you read the Marla Mason novels?
Never heard of her. Will get a book now to try. Thanks
She related to Marly Matlin?
Just downloaded Blood Engines, which Amazon says is book one. Will probably start it this weekend.
Just saw a news text about Jobs. Love or Hate Apple (and I do both), there’s no denying the influence that Jobs has had on the world.
Well Pan, I had better get to bed, I suspect I will be pissed off all day today.
Have a look on FB profile from a few days ago as to why.
I’m curious to get your take on Glimpses when you’re done, Bunny.