Story originally published in “Tales of the Talisman” magazine.
Recorded live at CopperCon AZ 2011.
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Story originally published in “Tales of the Talisman” magazine.
Recorded live at CopperCon AZ 2011.
Podcast: Play in new window | Download
461 thoughts on “Jack Mangans Deadpan #222: Bodies in the Water”
Random thoughts frozen in amber.
Good morning deadpan, off to work for me.
It would be nice if some things improved for me this weekend…
I can promise you that NEXT weekend will be amazing! :wub:
Yes, I know it will be. I’m just dreading the hangover.
Two steps forward
Uh, side step right
do the hokey pokey an you turn yourself around….
That still forward, isn’t it?
Can I just crawl back into bed and think about it?
that sounds like a good idea
Busy morning. Breakfast with my Boo and taking her car in to get snow tires put on. Actual work (believe it or not, I do have a day job.) All this means the show notes may be a little late today.
Morning once again.
A few early birds on this fine afternoon.
Jack, this is such a wonderful story . . . makes me wanna rip the arm off of a C.E.O.
CP: Yesterday’s Alt Latino – Puerto Rico and Mexico Funk
This is nothing but good news to me. 🙂
Totally good news! Those were great books.
^I hope you knew I meant Hunger Games, not Twilight!
What?! Uh.. yeah, I totally knew that. Definitely. 🙂
We did try to watch the first Twilight movie. We thought the actress who plays Belle was too good for the flick, but she’s kind of embraced it now! Awful.
I rarely do this, but I’ve refused to see the sparkly vampire movies or read the books. I could tell they weren’t for me.
I’ve seen all the Twilight movies, not because I wanted to but because I’m married to and educator who works with middle school grades, the perfect age for those movies. Hubby watched them so he could be up with what his kids were doing. I watch because I’m a good wife and wouldn’t make him go through it alone.
CP: Record Collector — Lissie
CP: The Fox — Sleater-Kinney
Hey Jack, I’m not going to do show notes. After listening, it wasn’t the kind of thing requiring show notes.
Great story. I enjoyed it.
Crap. My DVD drive sounds like it is going to rattle itself to pieces.
However, since he didn’t do them in the cast, I’m adding random comments from last week. The first of the half dozen I’ll do is:
That’s beautiful, van.
Sorry about your foot though *hugs*
11/11/11 = LostRalph arrives… Isn’t that all I talk about anymore? *swoooon*
That would be the “1988 Boingo Alive” version.
… we’re from the Halloween sir, we’re here to help.
Urinating in other words.
And the first of the week:
It was was the Mash , it was the Monster Mash..
Thanks every week for the Show Notes, Bunny. And I’m glad you called out some greasy comments from last week.
And a few of my own:
November 3, 2011 at 6:29 am · Reply
There is also a Vestal Ave. in Vestal, NY… which is where I went to graduate school. You would think I might have gone to Vestal College, but then you would be wrong. For some odd reason, Binghamton University (the college formerly knows as the State University of New York, center at Binghamton) is not located (and never was located) in Binghamton.
Sorry. In a rambling mood this morning.
The Energizer Bunny
October 31, 2011 at 8:21 am · Reply
Halloween Grinch 😀
October 29, 2011 at 6:18 am · Reply
The infobox on Gold Motel’s wiki page lists for genres: “It was a note-perfect version of how I would want the hosts to respond if I were the mysterious “Hector.” (Note: I’m not)”
October 27, 2011 at 2:41 pm · Reply
Seems a Mexican drug Cartel has drawn the wrath of ‘Anonymous’.
This could get interesting/ugly.
They were talking about this in TNT podcast. While it’s one of the few things Anonymous has gone after that I agree with, I also think it’s very dangerous water they are treading in. It’s one thing going after an authority that has certain rules they have to play by (ie. government agencies, whether cops. FBI or whatever) but going after something that has no rule could be more than dangerous.
The other danger here is that they will “out” someone without truly understanding that person’s level of involvement with the cartel.
Apparently, those that get outed will become immediate targets of rival cartels.
So by “outing” these people some random hacker becomes (in effect) the judge, jury and executioner.
So let’s just hope everyone who gets outed is really a “baddy” and not just some drug lord’s pizza delivery guy who happened to make his Christmas card list.
Overall, it’s a brave move, and (like OWS) more effective than doing nothing, but yes, it still puts plenty of good and/or innocent people at risk.
I’m sure any deep cover Law Enforcement officers are quaking in the cocaine-lined soles of their shoes right now.
CP: For the Longest Time – Billy Joel
CP: Trigger Happy Jack – Poe
Summer sent this out this morning:
I have not watched. The show or the trailer.
CP: Lithium – Nirvana
Finally finished FreakAngels. Overall, I rather enjoyed it.
Oh, I loved the first several and dropped it. Now I’ll have to read em!
Did you read them online, ditto?
Yep. All 144 issues are online.
The story in this Ep. gets a “Yea!”
Thank ya! I’m proud that this was first published 4 years before OWS – – during the Bush era of “Let them eat High Fructose Corn Syrup”.
Yeah, Ordinary Walrus Sniffers invade all cities, including Calgary.
Oh sorry, I meant to say Opium Walnut Strawberries
Off the Wall Symbols?
Octopus Welding Specialists.
Other World Sextuplets
Ovulating Witch Spells?
Orville Wright’s Slippers?
Orangutans Wielding Slime.
Omnivores Whiffing Strawberries
Orgasms With Sheep?
Um . . .
What would Richard Gere do?
Oh Wow Stop
Obligatory Web Search
Obviously Worthy Subject
Opulent wealthy satirists?
CP: Lust For Life – Iggy Pop
IO5 battery issue:
Obviously HuffPo is in the pocket of BigApple.
Yah! I’ll put off taking the phone back till I see if the update works.
As one who rarely chimes in on minor tech/social media changes…
The new gmail look/feel is atrocious.
I don’t know, I’m kinda liking it. I don’t see that much of a change really.
“The new gmail look/feel is atrocious.”
Sure … but it has a baby-soft feel to it! Go ahead, try it! Lean forward and rub your face against the screen. See how nice and smooth the new gmail feels.
Yes, it’s as close to a baby’s bottom as a dirty diaper.
I’m not really here, but I did notice something. Jack have you actually been to bodies.com? *falls down laughing*
Something’s changed about Gmail? Man, I always get left out.
There is only something new about Gmail if you pay attention to the “switch to the new look” icon on the bottom right of your screen (at least in my case). I wasn’t forced into the new look. Of course, like a child at a car wreck, I have just now clicked the button to see just how bad the new look is. I’ll let everyone know what my impressions are.
My copy of Battlefield 3 has arrived. I’m about to enter the cross hairs again….
This is pretty great:
I’m embarrassed to say I fell asleep during it. What I saw was interesting though. Perhaps I shall give it another try.
That’s funny JOe, I fell asleep watching it too. It was interesting, but I think all that quantum talk was to much for my black hole brain.
Thanks for the link, EssBee! Have y’all seen The Elegant Universe?
I tell ya, that Brian Austin Greene did great things after Beverly Hills 90210.
We haven’t but will look for it! Sly B is the Physics fan; I’m too simple. But I like watching.
I’m not sure if I lost weight from all the parts shot off my body, or if all the lead that I absorbed left me with a positive weight gain.
Well, I at least can’t blame my “skillz” on an inadequate rig.
Hmmm, appears winter may bother to show up this year. 33F this morning as I awake.
I’ll take your 33F and lower it to -6C (21F). Winter had definitely hit Calgary.
I’m luxuriating in a slightly damp 12C
Another day, another car goes in to get ready for winter. How did I get stuck taking care of all the vehicles in this family?
So this week is the first week hubby was actually home every evening. Given the chilly weather, it was nice having someone to cuddle every night 😉
CP: Victory Song — Scott H. Biram
Very nice blues guitar.
Gosh, it’s turning into quite the winter wonderland outside. I’m glad I don’t have to do the shovelling.
GWAR guitarist found dead.
Scott Thompson tells gay kids to “grow a pair”.
I get what he’s trying to say, but I don’t think he’s really giving good advice.
Interesting. I think I agree with him. The adults in these kids’ lives aren’t doing anything to help them.
And on this subject …
Michigan GOP says Bullying OK if based on personal moral convictions.
Perhaps a group should organize to promote the bullying of the GOP Senator’s children, based on the strong moral belief that their parents are soulless vermin.
Perhaps Scott Thompson and I should go punch Michigan GOP in the nose.
Or at least give them a wedgie and leave them hanging by their underwear in the Senatorial cloakroom.
That is pretty repulsive. Will we have bullies wrapping themselves in the flag and crying about their rights being violated?
Of course, I think some degree of peer pressure is healthy to stamp out socially unacceptable behaviors, *as long as it never escalates to torment*. That teenager’s peers *should* let him know that it’s completely uncool to pick his nose and eat it in front of them. Other kids should make it clear to a racist that his/her jokes are not funny or cool.
But of course – – it’s *never* ok for peer pressure to target kids for being gay, smart, into different music, of a different heritage or belief system, etc.
People should be able to speak their mind, but they shouldn’t be able to activily harass people. I’m scratching my head why the GOP thought they needed free speech protection in a bill designed to end harassment.
I’m suppose to have lunch with a girlfriend but, looking outside, I have a feeling that’s not going to happen.
It’s getting colder as the day goes on (currently -8C or 17.6F). I thought it was suppose to be warmer in the day and cooler in the night. Who do I talk to to tell them their day/night cycle is broken?
CP: Bohemian Like You — The Dandy Warhols
There, like a good little girl I did my regular monthly computer checkup. I backed up the hard drive, did a “system clean up”, did a deep scan for viruses (I usually do a quick scan once a week and a deep scan monthly). I checked but the drive didn’t need defragmenting this month. Now I’m ready to add more stuff. Bring on Skyrim!
Crap, I forgot to check bodies.com last night.
Completely unrelated: I agree with most of what Scott Thompson says. The anti-bullying campaigns should all continue, but kids also need to learn to stick up for themselves.
I agree, and sticking up for yourself will take care of some bullies; others, well, it can further complicate things.
Like he said, it doesn’t always get better. Sticking up for yourself helps, but doesn’t solve everything either.
I agree, that they should stick up for themselves, but the onus is on society at large to be more civil. Really the concept of being civil isn’t nearly championed enough.
On another Eco/Political note:
Employment numbers came out this morning and one of the figures of note is that State and Federal government employees were the leading group to be layed-off.
It should be recognized that the current US unemployment rate would be under 8% if not for the ill-timed, anti-recovery efforts of the far right to push for Government cutbacks during a recession that produced historic, “private sector” job loss.
Layoff of State and Federal government employees accounts for nearly 1.2% of unemployment over the past 3 years.
Because nothing starts economic recovery, like adding over a million unemployed public sector workers to lines of people already scrambling for a decreasing number of private sector jobs.
Yup, I was right, lunch has been cancelled. Now what am I going to eat?
I’ve been thinking about this “stick up for yourself” concept. I may just be projecting, and freely admit that I didn’t have the easiest tween/teen life nor the hardest. Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell had an entire generation of gay people forced BY LAW to lie about who they are. And at least when I was a kid/teen/young adult, I devoured anything having to do with GLB (no T back then) politics and life. That HAS to have an impact not only on our military personnel, but on kids who see the policy in action.
It’s gross, and it’s almost more than I can conquer some days. I think instilling our kids – any kids we have a stake in – with the ability to stick up for themselves is critical. I wasn’t instilled with that concept of being “okay” when I was a kid and like Scott Thompson, think that the shit I survived scarred me. It just shouldn’t be that way.
Calgarians are stupid. Every year, without fail, it snows. You’d think, from year to year, people would remember the previouse year and drive accordingly but no, come the first real snowfall of the year, people drive like they’ve never seen snow before. The news just covered a nine car pile up. This type of stuff will happen for a week or so before people will wake up and realize the road is slippery… Just like it was this time last year. Sheesh!
I believe this phenomenon exists everywhere. Around here even if we get a good melt and you can see the grass during the next snow people drive like it is the first snow, even if this snow came less than a week after the last snow.
Yup, sounds like here too.
silly drivers always in a hurry
Rob Brickman addresses armpitgate:
I think I’d be okay with Amanda Palmer rubbing my face in her hairy armpits. But I’m kinda into that.
Was there an armpit hair controversy? I’ve only had one experience with an unshaven pit girl. It wasn’t an issue, she was fine, but – – I’m still not a fan.
Can’t say I’m a fan of femine underarm hair either. But there are those dudes with back hair sticking out their shirt collars, they could meet with some trimmers as well. LOL It was kind of stranged for the Topless Robot dude to devote half his article on how distracting female underarm hair is.
FYI: Summer is predicting server downtime this afternoon for maint. Maybe from 1-3 PST.
There was a controversy! He made a big deal about it in an earlier post on Topless Robot.
Armpit hair has occupied too much time in my brain now. I think I’ll shave my mind.
I’m kinda broken today. Better find that duct tape.
there all better 😀
And we’re back! (at least this one was intentional)
And just because I want this shirt.
I think I may splurge one last time for my birthday and buy it.
I shoulda gone to #EVFN tonight, dammit.
What happened at EVFN?
Oh and it’s storming outside..
Oh and look what I made: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lovelongandprosper/6314363222/
I don’t know, it was just at Sleepy Dog.
Goodnight :Leo Kottke:
Alt version of the same song:
Has the sleeper awakened?
I’m up already. Stop poking me!
It’s a cool pre-winter day. Perfect for curling up on the couch with a good book.
CR – Amuse Bouche – Anthony Bidulka
here’s Michael Bay math
I want Bayhem to be the name of our Beach Boys metal cover band.
a number of helpful tips… Ummm, yeah.
Go… con…sation on Sk…pe this mo….g. S…times the i….t…ets just don’t co….erate.
In…ed. St..ll, I w.nt to b.l..ve!
Remember remember…. to beat the f..king Oilers tonight, Coyotes!
Good afternoon :Guy Fawkes:
Looks like they beat the fawking Oilers. 🙂
Dear Mr. Lo Pan,
Pleas flex you god wannabe muscles and have the Flames win more games and the Avalanche lose more games so we can reverse places in the standings
Sitting in a coffee shop right now, avoiding familiar surroundings.
Why does that sound like song lyrics?
“Sitting in a coffee shop.
Wanting the unknown.
Posting to the Deadpan
’cause I got bars on my phone
Lets go all the way
Lets go all the way
yeh yeh yeh yeh
Lets go all the way”
Sitting on my sofa chatting with LostRalph on Gtalk 🙂
Type the following into google:
Do a barrel roll
It’s Saturday night, and even though I’m posting away on facebook this silence on Deadpan is bothering me.
This bodes ill for the evening, I think I’m going to have to resort to some of my patented random posting. What’s worse, tonight I’ll be sober as I do post.
Hi Cj! *waves*
Hey there, you adorable man you! xoxox
I feel kinda bad, there’s a guy playing and singing at the coffee shop now, and I’m still listening to music of my own.
Not bad enough to stop though.
Is it Friday yet?
Soon, not long now.
And yet still too long :/
I want to buck the system. Screw Daylight Savings! I say. I’m going to set my clocks two hours ahead tonight.
Song ends and everyone claps, even though they’re really watching the LSU game.
My coffee cup is empty, this is a big problem.
Away I go to fix it. brb
Stealing from facebook(and embellishing):
When A through E just won’t fubar your enemies enough, you need Option F.
Guaranteed to leave a smoking crater and no other evidence your targets ever existed. But that’s not all! Before annihilating the poor saps who’ve angered you, Option F will inflict untold amounts of mental and physical torture to make sure they suffer. So remember, when you need to retaliate, you need Option F.
Wow, just rode through the first earthquake I’ve ever actually felt.
Supposedly there was one at 2AM this morning, but I slept through that.
Hmmm, looks like it was a 5.6.
I’d guess I’m about 60 miles from the epicenter. I hope everyone else in okieland is ok, including WanderWolf’s family.
And with that I’ll say goodnight :mush: shaken, not stirred.
Morning Pan, saw this lady last night in concert:
The line from one her songs that stuck was:
I’m not looking for Mr Right I’m looking for Mr Right Now.
Was there underarm hair?
Are we still monitoring that?
I was at the MN Gophers/ND Sioux hockey game last night. Lots of fun. Gophers did not play terribly well, but scored the winning goal with 45 seconds left to play.
Fun to see them complete the sweep, especially with so many Sioux fans in attendance.
I’m very lazy today. Oh so very lazy.
Did some errands this morning, now it’s time to curl up on the couch with a good book.
CR: Infidel – kameron Hurley
I’ll be interested to hear what you thought about this book.
I’m now about a third of the way through this book. I’m enjoying it so far, ditto
“Infidel – kameron Hurley”
Not to be confused with
fidelity – Harman kardon
OK, I’m ready to have a weekend now.
Baby’s first jump to light speed –
So I’ve been watching “American Horror Story”.
3 or 4 episodes in, it finally hit it’s stride.
I’ve heard good things.
The first episode of American Horror Story was going a bit overboard with demonstrating that they were not restricted by the censors involved in the larger network stations. It made watching the episode with my 15 year old daughter a bit uncomfortable. After that it settled down and just became a good show. I’ve been programmed to be used to movies about a haunted house which go… people move in, house goes BLAH, people a) crap their pants b) die c) move out or d) all of the above. So, I was concerned about how long a show could be made out of a haunted house. I must say they have done a great job of revealing just enough each week. I’m still interested and still enjoying it.
“watching the episode with my 15 year old daughter”
:blink: Good grief man!!
There is no way I would watch this show with a minor! Some shows are made just for adults (yea!) and IMHO this is one of them.
That being said … I thought they were really trying too hard to be creepy/weird in the first episode. Like when someone tries to hard to be funny and ends up just making everyone in the room feel awkward.
I have to admit that if it weren’t for the hyper-sexualized housekeeper character or the strong adult overtones I wouldn’t have given the show a second chance (Ep#2)
Not sure why I went on to watch Ep#3 but by then they were actually starting to weave a complex story with a lot of interesting facets and since then it has become a show I could recommend.
Anyway. Fun weekend. Watched the Coyotes beat the red-hot Oilers. Watched Tower Heist (not terrible).
Here’s to an active, fun Monday. Especially for our birthday boy out there! Have a great one, Lost Ralph!
Ah you’ve got to admire the reviewer in Interzone for the DVD reviews, my fav line from a review of Stargate Universe:
‘SGU has only the value for money /nutritional content of an everlasting gobstopper.’
Still he like the original Twliggt Zone..
Ah Twiglet Zone would be a good snack name.
Happy Birthday Lost Ralph!
Indeed, Happy Birthday LostRalph.
He’s a PC person you know..
Another day, another evening without hubby *sigh*
Had some photos taken for passport today .. Ugh.
Yeah, my passport photo is not an accurate representation of me either.
Where are you travelling to? Or is it just a renewal?
Renewal, but going to try and do some juggling with my holiday allocation.
In other news, Diablo 3 comes out in February. Of course, I’ve pre-ordered the super, duper, collectors edition.
Happy Birthday, Ralph!
Sly B and I are using up more vacation time today/tomorrow. This evening: her Mariachi performance and visiting a friend in the hospital.
This sounds both fun and sad
Happy Birthday, Ralph!
Now I am gonna go happy birthday him everywhere I possibly can!
Giving new meaning to “birthday bumps” :blush:
I think there’s going to be a movie play by play this afternoon. Don’t remember what’s next on my DVR but we all know, it’ll be a winner.
Happy birthday, Ralph!
Happy Birthday Ralph!
Happy birthday, Ralph!
Hubby just e-mailed me to say his meeting has been rescheduled to next week. He’ll be home at a normal time tonight. Life is good again.
Hooray for John home on time tonight!
Twiggt Zone sounds like a Super Mario Bros world.
Good on ya for both activities, EssBee and Sly B. Make the best of that PTO.
Happy birthday Ralph!
So… What did I miss? 🙂
The tumbleweeds missed you.
That’s cuz I dodged.
Nomaaaaaaad! You’ve been missed, man.
Did you move? How are the little ones?
Only 10:00? Boy this day is just poking along.
Srsly… could be the longest week… evar….
This could get interesting:
For the record: Gretzky was the worst coach in NHL history.
Ok, I have two movies on tap. Never let me go. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1334260/
Or, The Shrine http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1341710/
I’ll be watching in an hour or so
By no demand, I give you Never Let Me Go
The DVR write up: boarding school student, Kathy, and her unsuspecting friends make a horrifying discovery about themselves following an escape from the academy where they’ve all grown up in this captivating psychological sci-fi drama
This film has nudity
Open in a hospital room
Children’s choir singing
The principal is lecturing on the evils of smoking
Another “legit” movie PDP!
Pokemon destroys people?
A tiara of flowers
They lost their ball
Kids can be cruel
The kids all wear trackers
In the nurses room
The councillor seems nice
This school is pretty depressing
I remember when we would clap at the end of a movie in school.
Preteen girls talking about sex is creepy
What a strange looking car
They all get milk and vitamins in the morning
It’s a yard sale, how strange
Awww, she gave him a peck on the cheek
Do you know what happens to children when they grow up?
Wow, that’s a bummer
Dislike the book, disliked the movie even more.
Hah! They fired her ass
The kids are pretty bummed out
They’re watching tv
Walking in the rain
Is Kathy jealous?
It’s a nice sprawling farm the live on
She found the secret porn stash
They’re talking about their “original”
They are terrified
The old people don’t approve
That’s not conspicuous at all
It’s pretty countryside
Boy, this movie really wants to tug at your heart strings, doesn’t it?
Ack! I dropped a nut down my shirt. No, really. I’m snacking on some mixed nuts
Pretty birdie with the yellow breast
Is this comment related to the previous one?
Nope, birdie in the movie
What is love
Awww, young love
Man, these two have sex a lot. Noisy sex at that
Isn’t that the best kind?
As long as you don’t have roommates
Kiera is being creepy
More depressing moments
At the hospital
My god, this ,ovie is not something to watch when in a down mood
Which I’m not, thank god
When you die, they call it “completion”
The neighbours are playing their music rather loud. I had to tell them to turn it down. No really, has nothing to do with the movie
She’s sucking on an orange (in the movie)
Visiting the ocean
For you? Or is this in the movie?
Movie. I know, I’m all over the place
I don’t think Tommy’s doing so well
They’re talking about sex
Time for sex
Who does their gardening in high heels?
She plays mahjong
She’s about to squash their dream, I can tell
Ha! I knew it
It’s dark outside.
I don’t think he’s very happy
This is where the movie started
Wow. While this was a good movie, it was really, really, effing depressing. Really
Thanks for doing your part to pad out the comments this week, Bunny.
This isn’t padding, it’s all me!
That’s me, padding :cheerful:
I’m more of a “padded room” kind of guy.
So the move is done. We are living in my parents house in Tennessee until we can buy a house or until my siblings drive my wife insane and we have to move out. I started a new job last week and it makes me want to take back every bad thing I ever said about the last place. I miss being able to see the floor through the dirt… !
I’m hoping to get something a little more appropriate to my skill set but this will do for now. Can’t really complain to much when some of the idiots hired with me have been looking for a long time and I got a call back the day after I applied.
Now who throws a flute? I mean honestly?
What I can’t figure out is what it would be a saving throw against ?
Jack – FTW
The Second Doctor…
Post #1 from my fancy new phone. I’m only a decade late to join this century.
Better luck next century Jack.
Hey, it never pays to be an early “century adapter”.
Besides – with all the power issues, cooling problems and the unexpectedly tremendous amount of extra ca$he that it has needed … I’m beginning to think they stuck us with a Beta version.
Well, it seems to work on the Deadpan, so of course it’s smart!
OMG a new phone? :faint:
You’re not the only one. I only just got one of those a couple of months ago. 🙂
Make and model?
Thank you everyone for the happy birthday wishes.
Goodnight :reliable old phone:
Are we doing (not so) Secret Santa this year? Amy usually handles it but she’s not on the boards as often as she use to be. Maybe I’ll drop her a line.
I’m still to disorganized to help org a secret santa program but I’d love to participate.
*waves hello to Scry*
Good song that’s free.
So my Boo’s boyfriend wants a few things from Think Geek for Christmas. Since I have to place an order, I guess I better get a few things for us too. *puts hand to head in dramatic form*
Side note: what do you call the boyfriend when they live common-law? Is he still called a son-in-law, or is there a different term. Just wondering.
“what do you call the boyfriend when they live common-law?”
Call him by his first name.
Other than that, I’d refer to him as your “Boo’s S.O.” or “boyfriend”
Unless they WANT to be married and for some reason can’t be … I wouldn’t call him “son-in-law”. Not out of meanness or anything. It’s just that if they haven’t decided to make that commitment it would seems a little … not sure what the exact word is I’m looking for … it would be like you were making that commitment for them.
I’m sure that isn’t you! I’m just saying it might be taken that way.
I, of course, may be completely wrong.
You could call him the boofriend?
Sometimes I call him Boo’s Boy. Of course, when addressing him directly I usually call him Shaun
I noticed he was “Boo’s Boy” in the numbers voicemails.
boofriend. That’s awesome. 🙂
“Boofriend” – FTW
I’m up for the Secret Santa this year as well.
I’m in too. The topic of Christmas shopping came up between Teresa and I this past weekend. Probably start chipping away at the list soon.
If you like game music, the London Philharmonic has an album cheap!
I’ve got a note into Amy to see if she’s still organizing it this year. If not, I’ll do it.
I know it may seem a little early to think SS but those who cross international borders, or even oceans, need a little extra time
Thanks for stepping up, Bunny. I might even join the fun this year.
I’ve also started to wonder about the Xmas episode. I’ve failed miserably at even putting together the kids ep in a timely fashion (it will happen!), do I try for an Xmas 2011 show? We’ve done the mandatory “Scrooge” bit in the past, plus “Santa Thing”. Do we go for something altogether new for 2011?
I’m up for whatever you want, Jack
I was going to suggest SO but Boofriend is awesome.
“Boofriend” – so it is written.
We’re apparently pretty close the Asteroid Speed Highway today.
My dream for a Deadpan Christmas episode would be to podcast a game of Deadpanites fighting the Robot Santa using the Gamma World boxset.
Believe it or not, it’s a Christmas tradition to watch this every year
Who said we were sane?
That works too. 🙂
Also, Bunny needs to do a PBP of this movie.
Sorry, my last comment should have gone here. Oh well, just pretend. That’s what Christmas is about anyway, isn’t it?
Dual of the Fates – Buddy the Elf versus Burgermeister Meisterburger
That’s actually a funny idea, although I think I’ll need a padded room when I start pondering the Love Prowess of wooden stop motion puppets.
4 words – Team America: World Police
The Angels from Capitan Scarlet
“If the X.M.A.S. unit is destroyed, the X unit sleigh and remaining S. Reindeer will return to the factory at maximum speed.
Although the X.M.A.S. unit is programmed to be jolly, it will not allow itself to get into situations where it can be easily destroyed.”
Ho ho ho…
Had a nice lunch with a girlfriend. Now time to curl up on the couch, become a cat bed and do some reading.
CR: PC Gamer Magazine
CE: Salmon Cream Cheese Rolls with a LOT of wasabi!
Who wants a kiss? xoxox
I do I do!
You should do the first, stop motion AUDIO podcast!!!
“He’s mister Pod Miser, he’s mister Rhyme. He’s mister Stolen Lyrics, serves it up “Eight Pieces at a Time.”
Don’t you know that Mangan’s bounce!
Sorry, Heavy D fans. He died today at age 44.
Twas my prom song/theme!
While were at it can we retire all Keene West songs and any he may sing in the future? ktb
I sent a text to Jack’s new phone just to annoy him.
I wonder if he got it.
I bet if he did… it probably annoyed him.
I’m so annoyed by my text messages! That actually went to my old phone, Cj. I’m straddling (snicker) 2 lines for the next few days, but I’ll get you the new number, if I decide not to keep my old one.
Totally gonna tell LostRalph that you tried to give me your number. Geez. MEN!
Number? That’s so last year. Now it’s all messages with pictures of dude’s junk,or so I hear.
Ah I should have checked Twitter, Jack went Android.
Night Pan, dreaming of electric sheep..
This is what I’m afraid of when I dance.
CW: The Green Hornet
Maybe not all the way to the end, though.
We enjoyed the green hornet. Maybe it was because our expectations weren’t that high to begin with due to all the negative press
What this twitter you speak of?
Oh, and another +1 for the Game Music album on Amazon. I listened to it today at work and it is definitely more hits than misses.
You did ask make and model, Van. My apologies.
Nexus S 4G, which is a droid.
And hey, we watched this last week. Minds were blown.
Ah, I must confess, this whole sequence makes me smile. Wonder what the next escalation will be.
Frustrating people are frustrating.
Goodnight :frustrating frustraters:
Good morning, pants. Coffee is good. God. Whatever.
Ah. I seen to have misplaced my “good morning” trousers?
Went downtown this morning. It’s cold so I did wear pants for the commute.
Friday is a holiday here in Canadaland. Can’t wait for the long weekend to begin.
My neurotic cat has decided she’s afraid of the dark. She won’t go into a dark room unless someone is with her. We now have night-lights throughout the upstairs of the house. She doesn’t rule our lives at all.
Well she is a batty old lady of the cat world.
Yup, that she is.
Perhaps she’s sees something you can’t.
I haven’t heard back from Amy yet so I still don’t know what happening with Secret Santa. I don’t want to just take it from her if she still wants to do it.
Have tried messenging Amy on Twitter?, she appears to use that slightly more.
No, I’ll try it now.
Twitter message away.
… and if The LCMOD is still lurking about, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
*shuffles in sheepishly*
Morning, Pan. Sorry for not being around more. I’ve been busy working and procrastinating on my NaNoWriMo novel. :blush:
Yes, I will gladly host Secret Santa again. It’s now one of my Christmas traditions. I’ll make a formal announcement on Thursday.
Good show Jack. Enjoyment + 1000
Oops there goes my shirt up over my head.Oh my.
CP: The FCC Song — Eric Idle
The forces of evil and their bozo nightmares have been in full effect this morning.
Right here, I start pushing back to reclaim Wednesday.
Lo Pan would smash my iPod today for the shuffle it’s serving up.
CP: Viva la Vida — Coldplay
I’ve heard lots of Radiohead too.
Not Joe Satriani’s best song, EssBee. He has plenty that are better.
Like all his current songs with Chickenfoot! Or maybe not…
Surfing with the Alien.
Snatch, I mean Satch Boogie.
So I’m driving to work and all I can think about is this… “I spelled ‘duel’ wrong… I know I did.” I’m stressed like crazy and I immediately log on and check…
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Dual of the Fates – Buddy the Elf versus Burgermeister Meisterburger
Just finished eating an orange, which ticked kitty off, she doesn’t like the smell of oranges.
Now I’m curled up on the couch watching a movie
CW: The Shrine
I think I should start writing in a journal. All the cool people in movies have journals
I highly recommend it. My dad has been keeping a journal since I was a baby, and passed the habit on to me. It keeps you in touch with yourself, and it makes it much easier to keep track of the dates when major things happened in your life when you’ve written them down.
All of the bad guys too, it seems. They keep enough newspaper clippings and hand-written notes to incriminate themselves.
Usually decoupaged onto the walls of that secret room behind their bedroom closet.
I also need to commission some evil looking statues for my yard because they’re cool too
And my statues should have motorized necks so they can seem to follow your movements. And I need to put in a fountain and die the water red. That would really freak out the neighbours
Will their hands be covering their eyes too?
I also need to adopt a little girl to dress in creepy clothes and makeup
And when I die, I want to be decapitated and one of my creepy statues head replacing it and buried with me instead
I’m kind of morbidded out now.
This is my new way of doing a play by play :biggrin:
I’ll be interested in seeing your new way of handling the sex and nudity. Assuming there is any. Well, hoping more than assuming really.
No real nudity yet. Girls did remove their clothes but we didn’t see anything
I also want to build a barn and make it all old looking with rusted implements. That way unwary travelers will have a place to rest their heads. Mwa ha ha ha
Oh yes, and the creepy grounds keeper that doesn’t speak much English. I need one of those too.
I have to make sure I build an alter underneath my barn
Oh, and a set of priestly robes. Definitely need some of those
CW: Latest House
Wondering if Jaime Bamber and Hugh Laurie takes in their English accents on set.
For what I’ve heard, Hugh Laurie speaks with an American accent the whole time he is on set, even for casual conversation.
Where can I find some hallucinogenics. Need those who visit my alter to see thing differently
And a sledge hammer. After all, the use of knives at the alter is passé
Although, I have to be careful. Must tell my minions not to stand to close to those we have digging their own graves. They might get whacked in the head with a shovel
I should have done a play-by-play of Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle … watched it last night and watching a pot-smoking-go-on-unrealistic-romp movie alone is less than stellar fun.
I’m also going to make sure everybody around me speaks English so I can understand them. Or at the very least carry subtitles with them.
I have to remember to keep the Hallucunagenics flowing
Oh yes, the mirrors. Mus put projectors behind them and run freaky films for guests to see
I also need to learn ventriloquism. That way people will think I’m in another room when what I’m really doing is sneaking up on them
I also need to buy contacts that make my eyes red
I want the contacts with squiggly lines
I think I also need to learn a new language. It always help in dealing with demons if you understand what their saying
Where can I buy some holy water? Just asking
Oh, oh, oh. Can I buy a sacred amulet at the same place I get the holy water?
Oh, and iron masks. Need to get those too.
You know, I was ok with this movie. Better than a number of B movies I’ve watched.
So this Gamma World character preceeded Futurama’s version by twenty years or so. Reading through these old scenarios, the authors back then were happy to give out lots of information in terms of character stats and location, not so much about character modivation, player suggestions or many NPC’s. I think a DM could do better starting from scratch. Funny bits though, I think the robot reindeer’s butts are flame throwers.
I was going to ask if it predates futurama.
-modivation + motivation, stupid spelling.
The darnedest thing just happened. I heard a knocking on house. Almost like someone was hammering a nail into it. I go outside and this bird (I think it might have been a woodpecker) flies out from under the eaves. It scared the heck out of me.
Wow, the city has announced its going to increase our taxes by a little over five percent every year for the next three years. I’ll be sure to tell my boss I need a raise by the same amount. I’m sure she’ll understand… Not.
CPIMM: Woodpecker from Mars.
CPIMM: Biker Mice from Mars
It’s snowing 🙁
Damn you winter!!!!!!
*Shakes fits at Snow*
*Shakes paw at snow*
Ric Ocasek concurs.
*Shakes it up* at snow.
Really? Did he Shake it up?
You might think… he’d do something else.
Bloody hell, A Cars reference.
I will go and lie down now.
I’m gonna go to Costco.
I’ll probably check in on Foursquare.
My life is that exciting today.
Never mind. I went to JimmyJohns instead.
ZP stamps on Battlefield £ HARD:
Well I guess you all now know where the £ sign is on UK keyboards..
Ha! That’s a # here.
Soon we will know ALL of your country’s secrets and THEN …
ALL YOUR BASE BELONGS TO US !
Well, pounds is pounds.
Though, no one will get that but me. Alas.
Is that like “pigs is pigs”‘ Ed
They only want you when youre 17. When youre 21, youre no fun.