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Happy Christmas to everyone 🙂
I love Deadpan. It is the way!
I forgot to mention on the previous thread – – my DSS gift is away! The clerk at the alarmingly deserted PO said it should be there on Friday.
Goodnight :figgy pudding:
Two weeks in a row, I’m losing my touch.
Well, just don’t lose your scent.
Not sure about the peanut butter:
so mostly soap and oil… interesting
Bonus: Makes you quite popular with bears!
I think we have different definitions of bonus
There is the variant “bone-us” that usually has a negative connotation.
Speaking of bonus …
I woke up this morning with a head cold.
I don’t recall putting THAT on my wish list.
I for one fear Santa’s sack attack.
When in doubt
he whips it out
Santa’s got him a Rock “n Roll sleigh
It’s a sack attack !
Still waiting for the “Santa Thing” rpg module under the tree.
Maybe I’ll combine overdue sequels and write “Spherical Santa”.
Now there’s an idea. 🙂
I’m sorry to hear that jJ! I didn’t send it to you… my secret santa recipient received his gift ages ago!
It’s my Friday … at 5pm I scoot out and am off work til Tuesday. sOOOooOOOo looking forward to 4 days with my kids! I miss them when they are away!
I certainly wasn’t expecting him to say “Ew”.
T-Rex wants out!
Would this increase or decrease the level of class at White Castle?
Go with your strengths … even if that is 3am drunks.
I could so go for a couple of White Castles right now. . . .
And perhaps an ’89 Argentinian Malbec to accentuate the flavors.
That would call for a 2011 Ripple. Care to sniff the bottle cap?
By “bottle cap” do you mean Kat Dennings’ panties?
(Im so so sorry)
Regarding my SS gift arriving to its destination…
As Han Solo (and subsequently every other character)said, “I have a bad feeling about this”.
So did I, and thankfully I was wrong.
“I’ve been waiting for this present a long time, Solo.”
“Yes, I bet you have.”
I think that’s out of “Star Whores” isnt it?
I’m in hell right now.
You should have warned me you were coming to Texas for a visit 🙂
So what alcohol is appropriate for curing me of this crud that is slowly draining into my lungs?
Please tell me that it is Hypnotic & Vodka shooters because that’s what I just tried. Heaven knows it burned the back of my throat enough.
Just came back from the new Sherlock Holmes movie. It was fun
I’m waiting for the official GWAR review. (I have yet to watch, so apologies if it’s brain-grinding).
Can’t look at it on my iPad. Will have to view it later
Ok, that was pretty strange
This is a work of goddamn genius. Absolutely.
My neighbor brought me some of his home made eggnog to make me feal mo betta!
Now I’m sick AND my ears are ringing!
That’s the spirit!
BTW – meant to mention that I enjoyed the Holiday Ep Jack.
It was touching.
er, but not in that “football coach” kind of way.
I’ll get my coat.
and this remote.
and this paddle-ball game.
and his thermos.
Hi there, Pan.
Tomorrow will be interesting at my work. The owners, the office manager and the technician manager have all gone on Christmas vacation already, and one of our other guys is at an out-of-town client site for most of the day, leaving me and the remote system maintenance tech to try to keep whatever clients might be open happy. We’re hoping most of them will be closed. (Our own company will be closed on Monday.) I’ll try to do a Deadpan play-by-play of what happens tomorrow, if I remember.
Good night, Pan.
Office settings do tend to get surreal and slow-paced on those “Everyone-else-is-on-PTO” days around the holidays.
I just dropped in with a late night link to the Prometheus trailer:
According to rumor, it is definitely/maybe/not a prequel to Alien.
And this link:
I hadn’t heard anything about Prometheus before this. Looks fairly promising.
I’m still amazed at how short people’s memories are.
Yes it was chaos last year, so why did you expect it to be different this year?
You leave short people alone! Aint their fault! Got smaller dendrites.
I’ve heard a medicated shampoo can help with that.
Ah “medicated”. Just like grandpa
As a short person I feel I should object… I’m sorry what were we talking about again? I forgot
No time for love Docta Jones!!!
Hey deadpan. Lovely day
They were saying on the news that Canada is close to a record of the non-snowyest Christmas in all the major cities across the country
CW: Beastly http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1152398/
My contribution to the clogging of the Interwebs.
It’s a tree whose lights react in real time to traffic on the various social networks. Description below …
“Each color of light represents Christmas spirit coming from a different social channel. White lights represent social networks like Twitter and public Facebook statuses, red for blog and forum posts, green for online news and blue lights for messages sent through text [directly to] ChristmasSpiritTree.ca. The more social media spirit that comes in at one time the brighter the tree shines. As well, there are a few Easter egg words (#santa, #snowflake, #magic) that you can send to the tree to make it do some pretty fancy light patterns.”
I was just at Canadian Tire the other day. They had no mention of this in his store
Hi my friends! We’ve been running like crazy with some unfortunate family illnesses/emergencies and very scary driving conditions. We’re at my folks’ now, though, and safe and sound and warm. I hope you all are safe and healthy (sorry about the cold JJ)
Is anyone interested in an audible subscription? I have a couple of free 3-month memberships to give.
Okay, off to family time — xox
Okay, High Fidelity the movie, yes they changed the location to the US, but bloody hell they were very faithful to the bits of the book I read.
Faithful enough to piss on Bladerunner from a great height.
Its true because Blade Runner is far superior to Do Androids Dream of Electric Shit
*puts on body armor and heads for bunker*
Hey I know what you do in your bunker!!! Now is not the time!!
Not going to bite ye of little taste.
and yeah I know that YE is pronounced THE, so the above is not grammatically correct.
Oh but you already did…
Hail to ye king, baby
So next time you are at a Renaissance Faire and some pronounces Ye as YE, you can pounce on them with extra vigour.
I shall!!! With a heavy side of vim
What ye hell is going on around here??
Also – I’m saving my High Fidelity replies until I rewatch the film. I haven’t seen it since the theater.
I kinda just noticed J0e’s Gravitar……
It’s the result of his visit to The Island of Dr Mangan.
J0e, you can’t use my teddy bear avatar unless you can tell me the meaning behind it! :tongue:
Also, I sewed that teddy bear with my own two hands. “make” your own teddy bear :cheerful:
I’m interested in attending a “build a teddie” workshop.
They are actually quite easy to make. Although they do take some time as I hand sew them and don’t use a sewing machine at all.
I get it.
I’m holding out for the “Build-a-half pony,half monkey-Monster” workshop.
You tellin’ me Teddie don’t play that way?
*collapses in a heap*
Mmmmmmm. Do you know how long it’s been since I’ve had a good Hig? That may have been my first!
😆 Damn IPad.
Bunny is a Higleytown Hero.
I have some creatures to kill
I expect to be finished with Skyrim by the end of the year so I took advantage of a Steam sale and picked this up to tide me over until Mass Effect 3, Kingdoms of Amalor, and Diablo 3 come out http://www.grotesque-game.de/
Have I mentioned how much I miss having a photoshop-like application?
Well I do.
Or I did.
I have finally rectified that situation.
Let your spines be tingled:
It looks like I might not have cable or internet until Jan 3rd. Posting may be very infrequent. 🙁
I forgot CLU was in it
End of line
Happy holidays, programs
Million dollar concept: Tron-themed candy canes.
I’m not interested in a Jeff Bridges flavored candy cane.
I’m thinking Olivia Wilde.
*restraining myself from some Marian Call comment*
Well if they were Cj flavored I wouldn’t share them with anyone else.
Work in the morning, so I will be the deadpan Grouch this year.
“some days you just can’t get rid of a bomb”
Officially on Christmas break, three days off, then one day of work then 7 straight days off. Longest break I’ve had in a while.
Oops, LostRalph and I are currently watching Love Actually and too busy swooning at each other to offer any play-by-play… sorry.
And, of course, I totally forgot about the play-by-play. I was too busy finishing up several quotes and kicking them out the door, and then continuing work on another ongoing project. It was, indeed, surreal with so few people around. We did handle several tech support calls, all of which revolved around getting the auto-attendant recordings on people’s phone systems to work correctly and give out accurate information about how long the businesses would be closed and when they would be open again.
I’m enjoying my break so far. Tonight I wrapped my final Christmas present, got both laundry and dishes done, and finally watched a movie (Christopher Nolan’s Insomnia) that had been sitting around since July, waiting to be watched. I enjoyed it.
Good night, Pan.
On the 12th day of xmas my true love gave to me
12 dumbass memories
11 play by play’s
9 spherical tomi’s
8 greasy spoons
6 dumb ass memories
4 stolen lyrics
and a Jack Mangan under my treeeeeeeeeeeee
oops I put dumb ass memories twice
On the 12th day of xmas my true love gave to me
12 dumbass memories
11 play by play’s
9 spherical tomi’s
8 greasy spoons
6 art mash-ups
4 stolen lyrics
and a Jack Mangan under my treeeeeeeeeeeee
This is “Santa Jack” approved!
Happy > insert choice of winter holiday here <, Everyone!
It’s Christmas Eve! It’s Christmas Eve!
Wait, what am I so excited about? I don’t have any presents under the tree for me
Well, one of the privileges of adult hood is not having to wait for Santa to bring you stuff.
After this year, I think I may need to take inspiration from Pulp Fiction and get “Santa Claus” stenciled on to my wallet. The jolly old elf is my generous to the kids with it.
I use to tell my kids, when they reached that obnoxious teenage time, that I was only good for the three C’s to them. Cooking, cleaning and cash. They generally agreed.
How’s it going?
A-boot 75 in a 45 zone. 🙂
Not too bad.
Ho Ho Yo.
Is it me you’re looking for?
Dragon Age anime trailer.
Ah, nothing like a Youtube clip to bring out the best in humanities ability to comment civilly to one another.
I tend to ignore the YouTards.
The Prometheus trailer looks interesting.
Though I am very tired of prequels and sequels.
Try the Nyquel.
ET hasn’t aged well .
Were you aware of the changes Speilberg made to it?
I was glad to see that at least HE (I’m looking at you George) regrets it.
I’m glad the bluray will have the original uncorrected film. I can finally replace my VHS tape.
I first saw ET on a pirated VHS, the image quality was rather poor even for VHS standards.
Can they do a Crystal Skull Special Edition and delete the entire film?
Hello from the patio of the Starbucks at the mall in Temecula. I have a Gingerbread Latte, pumpkin bread, and good Christmas music, and it’s a beautiful, sunny day. Life is good. 🙂
Xmas cards were sent earlier this week to all non-locals (no offense, AZ DPites. You’ll get in-person hugs n cheer).
Some will arrive late. Some will not go, because I don’t have your address.
I’ll be sitting out front awaiting my hugs n cheer. If you get here soon enough, you’ll receive cookies in return.
Well Pan, past midnight here, Happy Christmas.
Merry Chriatmas, Van!
Happy Christmas to you sir!
Cd: oak aged yeti
a good way to celebrate Christmas Eve
Would that be the “Ghost of Christmas Pabst” ?
Merry Christmas everyone. Be safe, where ever you are, and enjoy your holidays!
I’m back from visiting with the family and believe I am ready for a long winter’s nap.
Best wishes all!
Merry Christmas to all of you all 🙂
I haz new flannel jammies. 🙂
Good night, Pan, and a Merry Christmas to all!
Interesting read on game clones:
Merry Christmas Deadpan!
the dragon’s back…RUN!!!!
Merry Christmas to all!
Every Xmas I’m reminded of the countless times this community has been an amazing source of support, friendship, warmth, and humor. Many times, my friends here have made me feel like George Bailey at the end of the movie. Merry Xmas, Deadpan!
*puts hands to head and waggles fingers at Jack*
Hee Haw !!
Merry Christmas you old Deadpan Savings and Loan!
I expect everyone to call in with the contents of their Xmas.
’cause if you just walk into someone else’ house and call in with the contents of their Xmas … their might be arrests!
John and I don’t exchange gifts. The only things we actually got was from Boo and her Boofriend. Ours is an understated Christmas
Get that mean Mr. Potter! #occupyBedfordFalls
It is Christmas. And now, a song.
CD: Anything I can find. Currently Santa Fe Brewing Java Stout
Ooo Ooo is it to late to get in on that!
I mean the Java Stout … not the being anything that you find to do.
I did what you see there
Turkey in the oven doing it’s thing. Hubby is downstairs with Boo and her Boofriend doing the warhammer thing, I upstairs doing the reading thing. All and all a nice relaxing Christmas day.
Happy Holidays to everyone in the deadpan community. And thanks to all for always being there and always being supportive.
*Christmas hugs for everybody*
Did someone pour eggnog in the Interpipes?
Connections seem sllloooow tonight.
*Christmas hugs and for everybody from me, too*
Sounds like a great day, Bunny. We’re all hanging around the house relaxing, too. We already had an early dinner – ribeye roast, green bean casserole and rolls – and later we’re going to a friend’s house for dessert.
J0e and Jack: I have called in with the contents of my Christmas. 🙂
+25 Christmas Cheer Bonus
Boo’s Boofriend expressed an interest in learning guitar. The advantage of having several guitars, hubby gave him one we had in storage to use
Everybody has gone home. Now just sitting here with kitty listening to hubby play on his guitar
Well, it’s Christmas in Texas. Dinner is eaten, the gifts are opened, and now we’re sitting about watching a football game on TV.
And to all agood night….
Many delicious beers and foods consumed at Charlie the Beer Guy’s, including prime rib and Hawaiian Crunch Pie. This is where my Xmas starts to diverge from George Bailey’s.
Every time they bring in hot wings, an angel rings Jack’s bell.
… or something.
My mouth’s bleedin!
I can only imagine what Charlie the Beer Guy thinks makes for a good Christmas movie…./shivers
Merry Xmas, Ed!
Here’s the link to “It’s a Wonderful Life” for those with the attention spans (Not I, atm)
:deadpan: :jack: :cth: :drevil: :panties:
Merry Christmas everyone!!
First xmas back in Chicago for us = awesome
Hugh cancer free and working at getting back to 100%, at home with family, good food, Bulls won, lost of love and laughter, Bears lost but had their best game in the last 5 weeks, Christmas with my parents was the best I have ever spent with them since I was a kid.
what more could I possibly want?
I know 2011 wasn’t good to everyone, but it pretty damn ok to us. Which after the last few years I think we kinda needed a good one.
Hope 2012 brings goodness to everyone
Deadpan is the motherfucking way
(yeah I am a little toasty right now) hanging out with Hugh’s fam at our house, talking and drinking. Good times 🙂
Yes, you two have been long overdue for a good year. Glad to hear this one has gone better for you two!
Currently sharing a cinnamon raisin bagel with kitty. I’ve decided 6am is much too early to get up when on holidays
My hump of hate is full of bile, yes I’m working Boxing day.
If it’s any consolation Van, I have to work on New Year’s day
If you lived in a country that didnt celebrate it, you wouldnt have to work it.
I put the “Lo” in “Logic”. Boy do I.
Good morning, bile!
Asobi Seksu’s first two albums are on sale for $5.
Citrus is pure audio brilliance.
Tornado been busy on the Add/Drop!!! Good luck sir! Hopefully Del Zotto performs for you. I dont think I gave him a real and fair chance on my team.
Been busy here with traveling in scary weather and tending to Sly B’s dad’s illness and visiting family for the holiday. We’re home now and very happy to be!
Tonight: Chex Mix (I’m off to the store for ingredients next) and Portlandia marathon. Or maybe a movie. Something stress-free. I’ve still got 2 more days off after today and plan to make the most of them!!
Glad you’re back safe.
Mmmmm… chex mix. Haven’t had any in a looong time. As I recall, I liked the way it made the kitchen smell whilst baking, perhaps even more then I like how it tastes!
Portlandia!!!!!!!! I hear thats a good show. Hmmm… sounds like a wonderful nitecap.
Oh, and Lo, I got Get Along for xmas! Yes, I share.
Yes, you share!!!
The Kinect fit the 360 is surprisingly fun and exhausting.
I did 4 “Runs” of a Kinect ski game about 20 minutes ago and my thighs are still burning.
Meh my out of shapedness
Seeing the video highlights show how much I’ve let myself go over the last few years.
Anyone watched the Dr Who Xmas special yet?
I think I got it on the TiVo so no spoilers!
Yeah, was a bit of a disappoitment, means Lo will love it.
Oh so it was actually well written for once?
I’ll watch it with his coat on.
Would that include a 12 ft scarf?
We watched it today – meh.
“Would that include a 12 ft scarf?”
Sounds like I’d need it. 🙁
I’ve got Dr. Who recorded, but we haven’t gotten around to it yet. Maybe tomorrow.
Playing some auto racing game on the Xbox.
It doesn’t make my thighs burn.
maybe you’re playing it wrong?
Does that happen to you pretty often?
Yes. Yes, I did it. I killed Yvette. I hated her, so much… it-it- the f – it -flam – flames… FLAMES… on the side of my face…breathing-breathl- heaving breaths…
But I thought Communism was just a red herring?
Oh bless you sir!
Now I’m gonna go home and sleep with my wife.
Repent first! For the kingdom of Heaven IS at hand
In depth analysis of the actual code behind a classic game:
This is pretty incredible… and ROFL and Whoa…
I can’t decide if I need to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
chiming in that I’m another human being that is appalled by their behavior.
I blame last night’s site outage on justa J0e’s burning thighs.
Goddamn it Jack.
I think my hubby needs a smack upside the head 😉 He gave a guitar to Boo’s Boofriend over Christmas. This morning I saw him browsing the website of one of our local guitar stores. He said he needs to fill the viod. What void? The guitar he gave was in storage under the stairs. He hadn’t touched it in a couple of year. *sigh*
I think this flowchart may be of aid to you.
That’s no good. According to the flow chart he needs more guitars :silly: (he knows all their names, the names of our two kids and doesn’t hide any at his buddies)
He’s looking at a Les Paul. Apparently he doesn’t have one of those.
Oh, you need a Les Paul. An SG would also rock. Is he going Epiphone or all-out for the Gibson?
Me neither, but I’m looking at another Jackson and a classical acoustic. Probably be a couple of years before I purchase either of those though. 🙂
He already has a Gibson SG so he’s not getting one of those. As for Epiphone or Gibson, I’m not sure. My first guess would be Epiphone but I think it will depend a lot on what’s on Boxing Week Sales. He’s going out tomorrow to get it.
Teresa owns more than 10 pairs of shoes so he can pick me one up too. 😉
I don’t own that many shoes but I honestly don’t think that’s a factor in his guitar buying decision :cheerful:
Now… time to kill some dragons at the Rim of the Sky.
Poor Ione Skye.
There’s nothing poor about Ione Skye. ‘Cept maybe her taste in men.
And movie roles after Say Anything.
Except her portion of Four Room.
And by “portion” I mean “portion”
Hmmm, what? Did you mention Portia?
Then we’re having people over for the afternoon. Fun times.
What the Mayans predicted:
(I’ll take “Things I Don’t Need to See” for 1000, Alex)
You don’t need to see a 57 year old DLR host up a 20 foot inflatable microphone?
Ah yes… how I’ve so looked forward to seeing the reunion of Eddie, David, Alex and… Wolfgang.
*looks around for Michael Anthony’s coat*
They’re slowly replacing every member of the band with a Van Halen. Dave should be worried.
Speaking of Dave, I need to do that Diamond Dave / Hal 9000 mashup.
I think Aric should get his vocal chords warmed up…
/awful trivial Van Halen family trivia
“Come on, Valerie Bertinelli Van Halen, gimme a break.”
“Hey, hey, hey, hey, one break. . . comin’ up!”
Cmon Jack, you know aint nuthin stays the same.
All I know is that Hot In Cleveland is hilarious!
We saw The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo today and loved it. LOVED IT.
Ah yes, must try and see the US version this weekend.
Ah, Van Halen. I remember the first time I heard of them. It was at a local BBS meetup, where I met Swamp Fox and Pooh Bear and others whose tags I don’t remember. After pizza we went back to the sysops place, where he pulled out a guitar and played something or other that every one else recognized. When they told me it was Van Halen, I said “who?”
Ah, thankful that pretty much no one is at work this week. I might manage to get a few things done….
Even though it’s technically a holiday here in Canadaland I got a delivery. Go figure. Thank you very, very, very much Lo Pan for the Secret Santa gift. Thanks to Lo, I have 15 B grade horrors to do play by plays for (so you can either love him or hate him depending upon how you feel about B horror play by plays). Unfortunately, because of month end, I won’t be able to start them until Tuesday or Wednesday.
Your wonderful choices will be:
Night of the Blood Beast
Night Fright (not to be confused with Fright Night)
Last Woman on Earth
Dies Sister, Die!
Good Against Evil
Invasion of the Bee Girls
Cat O’Nine Tails
Memorial Valley Massacre
Messiah of Evil
The Night Evelyn Came out of the Grave
They Came from Beyond Space
What makes this even greater is I’ve only seen two of these movies.
Thanks again, Lo Pan. And for the popcorn you sent with it. Lots of torturous fun coming up for you all. :biggrin:
Oh thank Fuck the USPS/Canada Post didnt shit on Bunny’s Xmas!!!
(“Fuck” = proper noun)
Thanks again, Lo.
Is horror express the one with Christopher Lee and the body hopping alien that leaves the eyes of the previous host with totally white eyes?
So it is, not a bad b- movie actually.
Saw War Horse with my family tonight. It was definitely one of those movies designed in a laboratory somewhere to maximize the amount any given scene will pull at your heart strings. That considered, it was a pretty descent movie. Not one I would have gone to on my own, but considering that my wife and daughter both swoon over horses, it was a foregone conclusion.
taste like chicken
There, I have achieved something useful. Now to kill dragons.
Thank you to my Secret Deadpan Santa. Vanilla is LostRalph’s favorite thing for me to smell like.
Not exactly safe for work…. due to visual horrors and viewer giggling.
I’d type a proper reply here but I’m fucking blind
Damn this internet distracting me from my playing time….
Wow. She’s quite good
Because I miss the good Dr… I needed to share.
Not to be confused with Noble and Noble
Ah! They are a gas aren’t they.
Obscure reference for the day.
I’ve got your anti-Noble gas right here…
Is Classical Gas noble?
I could get terribly nerdy about chemistry here but I won’t.
If you like soundtracks, Two Steps From Hell–they are a production sound house–have two of their albums for sale: $5 each.
Wow. There’s a lot for sale today….
I have such a backlog of unheard music in my possession that I still need to check out.
20-something me is deeply ashamed of current me.
Just send him to bed without his supper.
How can you have any pudding if you don’t eat your meat?!
His supper would probably have been a pop tart and a plate of french fries.
Well, hubby did it. He got a new guitar. http://www.long-mcquade.com/products/1239/Guitars/Electric/Epiphone/Les_Paul_Standard_Plaintop_-_Honeyburst.htm
He is restringing it with the type he likes as I am typing.
Jack, in answer to an earlier question, he did decide to go with Epiphone. We just couldn’t justify the more than double the price if he with with an actual Gibson.
Now hubby wants to clean out the closet my Boo has a bunch of her stuff stored in so he can better store all his cases. This means my Boo has to come and sort through all her junk and decide what she wants to keep. Somehow I didn’t think him getting a new guitar would mean an early spring cleaning for me. :ermm:
I’d like to hear about his experience, once he’s had a few months to play.
My LH Epiphone Les Paul has had intonation problems from day 1. Lee, my bassist friend from the MMMmmmeetup, seemed to be of the opinion that this was easily fixable, but I’ve never taken the time to work on it.
Other than the slightly-out-of-tune notes higher on the fretboard, the guitar always had a great sound and feel.
It’s always an exercise in accounting when hubby buys a guitar. The problem is he doesn’t just buy a guitar. If it didn’t come with a case, as some of the inexpensive ones don’t, then he has to get that. Then there’s strings, a strap and a stand. This time he decided to get a stand that holds three guitars. His thinking is it will take less space if he moves a couple of his others to this and removes their individual stands. My thinking is, it’s going to become a reason to get more guitars in the future (“I can’t have two empty spaces on the guitar stand. It just doesn’t look right” 😉 ) *sigh*
This is the stand he got. He says it’s one of the nicer stands he has now. http://www.herculesstands.com/guitars/GS432B.html
Started the morning out with a funeral.
The air was cold and crisp. The sky was a striking, clear blue.
The gun salute from the military honor guard was as startling and hard as the sound of “Taps” coming from a solitary, muted trumpet was heart breaking.
That kind of sucks J0e. *hugs*
It was the father of a very dear friend of mine. He was Korean War vet. Alzheimer’s and very ill health the last few years.
My friend’s mother died this summer – very advanced dementia as well as complications.
I didn’t really know either of them but it has been a very hard time for my friend.
I am sad for her but I guess now she can take the really deep breath, exhale … and get on with things. What ever that means.
Sounds like a challenging morning and a tough 2011 for your friend, J0e. Support, brother.
She has good friends to help her.
I am reminded of the importance of building those types of friends in your life, as it seems that with the passage of time THEY may become your family.
To good friends!
Well, lunch has been eaten. Dinner is going in the slow cooker. Hubby is in the livingroom doing his thing. I think It’s time to find a dragon priest mask.
The video Ed posted last night is completely stuck in my head. The song is kind of a lovechild of Lennon’s “Working Class Hero” and S&G’s “Scarborough Fair”, but her recording and performance are still pretty beautiful.
I stumbled upon it as a mod to Skyrim to replace the music that plays at the main menu. She’s got quite the voice.
It’s amazing what the internet can create:
Three different “Dragon Born Comes” fan recordings mixed together.
I know some of these intersections:
OK, back to packing work… Prospects of a show tonight are pretty low. Prospects of a brief Unshow are better.
What an steller douche bag!
This is the guy from the yesterday’s email tirade link.
Key quotes from his “I’m sorry” interview –
“I didn’t know who that guy at Penny Arcade was,” he admitted. “If I had known, I would have treated the situation a little better.”
– So … unless you can do something for him, expect to be treated like crap.
“At the end of the day, I’m a human being, and it feels like the entire world was bullying me,”
– Bullying him? Has he gone back and read what he wrote? This is a case of reaping what he hath sown.
“They’ve pretty much ruined me in the past 24 hours,” Christoforo said.
– At the end of it all, it’s still the rest of the world’s fault. “They’ve ruined him”. The only thing he’s sorry for is that it came back to bite him. He takes no real responsibility for creating this mess … and he claims to be a PR guy.
BTW, some enterprising web denizen has already found (and posted a link to) the police record of the domestic violence charge against him. Not that hard to believe if you read his e-mail responses.
Avs n Coyotes tonite.