HiFiPalooza! Discussing High Fidelity, the Nick Hornby book, as well as the John Cusack film.
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HiFiPalooza! Discussing High Fidelity, the Nick Hornby book, as well as the John Cusack film.
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515 thoughts on “Jack Mangans Deadpan #231: What Ed Thinks of Rob Fleming”
Which reminds me that I need to get me and TEBs chat about HF edited.
You mean you haven’t sent it out yet? Tsk, tsk, tsk
My life has got rather busy of late, the new PS Vita lies in it’s box hardly used.
Oh and check Twitter TEB, you’ve been DMed.
Bang your head.
And here I thought that music video I linked to last week would get my interview spiked 🙂 We’ll see if Jack’s magic was able to pull anything intelligible out of my rambling…
We have achieved Deadpan
Once I kick hubby out the door, I’ll give the episode a listen and do show notes
Oooh, can’t wait to hear Ed and Jack talk HF! Can’t wait to hear Bunny and Van talk it too!
Also, happy birthday Lo Pan!
Mr. Colbert provided my morning chuckle –
“Advertisers are abandoning Rush Limbaugh. Where will Summer’s Eve find a spokesperson now?”
Can I digress back to the Smarties revealation for a second?
Maybe we can have a Smarties Taste Test (Canadian vs US versions) at the MMMmmmeetup?
Sure. I usually bring some Coffee Crisps (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffee_Crisp) when I come. I also heard that our Cheesies are different from yours so I was going to bring some of those this year too. I can add Smarties to the candy list :happy:
I’m not sure any UK confectionary would be worth bringing across the pond.
Judging by what I’ve read on Wikipedia. Most of our candies are similar. It’s just the US that’s rebelling 😉
I disagree. I’ve had some of the Cadbury crack from the UK.
Happy Birthday Lo pan. For your big day, I wish for you the following:
Fantasy Team tie
Happy Birthday Lo Pan … you don’t look a century over 25BC!
Happy Birthday Lo, it’s a hard life sacrificing those virgins..
Happy birthday, Lo!
You need for me to throw you a few? I gots plenty.
Happy birthday you God wannabe you! mmmmmwaaa *hugs*
We got a bit of snow last night but not as much as threatened, only about 5cm (2 inches). That being said, here in the south end of the city we almost never get the snow the north end gets. They get hit a lot harder.
Wow, Calgary has a lot of webcams. Who knew?
Jack, between candies, cheesies and chocolate for my Goddess, you may not get a gift this year. :sideways:
Jack “we can see 40 coming”
You young wipper-snapper you! :tongue:
Jack Mangans Deadpan #231: What Ed Thinks of Rob Fleming
Hi Fi Palooza with special guest Ed from Texas
The mmmmmmeetup is the first weekend of May. Are you coming?
Earbuddies are happening now!
HiFi Palooza. Send your recordings in to Jack on either the book, movie, or both.
Send in content: 480-788-JMDP(5637) or e-mail: sphericaljackmatgmaildotcom
Because there were no comments last week, here are my half dozen random comments:
March 5, 2012 at 3:59 pm
All this Smarties talk has me nostalgic for some old school play-by-play action.
March 5, 2012 at 9:49 am
The super survived the horde
March 4, 2012 at 6:22 am
Oooo. I like this game.
Arthur C. Clark!
March 2, 2012 at 2:04 pm
February 29, 2012 at 11:48 am
Thats not sweat
First of the week:
February 28, 2012 at 1:13 am
ditto, I sent you an e-mail. Don’t you feel special? :silly:
I just want you to know you were not very helpful at all.
Also, I’m installing Mass Effect 3 as we speak. Jealous?
I totally am helpful just not in the ways people imagine. 😉
You were very helpful. I’ve taken your advice and ran with it.
Well done, Jack and Ed! Enjoyed the conversation.
CP: Savage Love
LOLing at Dan’s latest Santorum rant
The elder god thanks you for your birthday wishes! Now, who will be the first to give me elder birthday spankings?
Lo and behold, Lo Pan’s birthiversary. 🙂
A little bit of internet digging reveals that US “Smarties” are called “Rockets” in the Great White North. Canadian “Smarties” in the US are referred to as “M&M Minis”.
No, no, no, no, no! We do get M & M’s. They are not like Smarties at all. Where ever you read that, they are wrong. Will have to bring some in May.
I for one will not stand for your shoddy Smarties research, Rhettro!
Aint none of em compare to Zooms
Arent those like Runts? But, not like Runts?
Bunny, can you send your massage therapist my way? I have a neck/shoulder ache that is making me cranky.
no! She’s mine, mine, mine!
… although I usually feel pretty beat up after a session with her
For me, she’s more physio than massage… maybe a bit of both, that’s why I always feel beat up after. However, the next day I usually feel all melty.
CPIMM now: The doggone girl is mine.
Oh? I didn’t know you were into that “doggone girl” action.
Doing it “doggone” style!
That’s the exact phrase I used when I surprised the Misses this morning!
You get more English every day.
Ed gives good interview.
I was amazed at how I saw so many of the points he mentioned, in the exact same way.
Except for one. The list of douchy things he did to Laura and then holding the mirror up to the audience to examine themselves.
Did they explain his crimes in the book they way they did in the movie? In the movie, after he admits to having done these things he explains the time and context of them and you see that while some are acts of doucheyness … the aren’t the premeditated villainy they are at first presented to be. Especially the one about “Have you ever thought about being with someone else?” thing.
As far as the looking in the mirror thing … I envy anyone who can look back on their mid to early 20’s and not find one or two things they carelessly did to people they really cared about, things that in retrospect were pretty douchey. “Self centered” is what a 20-something does best!
Apart from the change of venue, the film
Is pretty faithful to the book (sometimes to the point of silliness) including his explanations of what happened between him and Laura.
Yes, Rob’s arsehole actions are explained in further detail in the book too.
Even with the similarities, I think the movie misses way too much of what made the book brilliant.
Curiously enough, those letters rearrange to spell
Coincidence? I think knot
I’m actually having a more interesting 40’s than my 20’s, I think I can hear God laughing in the distance.
“Is that you god? Its me, Vanamonde.”
*pie in the face*
This coconut cream is divine!
CP: My Beerdrunk Soul is Sadder than a Hundred Dead Christmas Trees — The Joy Formidable
CP: Jack — Widespread Panic
I’m only part way through today’s episode, but kudos to Ed and Jack, I’ve really enjoyed it so far.
Go all the way man! Go all the way!
I feel like I should chug a beer first.
For those of you who did not recognize “Dick” in High Fidelity:
His other music-snob/sidekick role was in Jerey Mcguire, where he played Renee Zellweger’s babysitter:
Todd Louiso: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0521974/
Dick was also in “Snakes on a Plane”?
This blank line included for your write-in joke replies:
Hey Dick, “Show Me the Moneyyy”
Oh wrong movie…
Hey SLJ, “Show Me the Di….”
“For those of you who did not recognize ‘Dick'”
I guess flash cards are required? 😉
I see what you did. And I like it!
It’s hard to recognize him when the networks keep pixelating everytime he makes an appearance. He must be in witness protection.
Is anyone still watching Alcatraz? There was a funny moment last night where Hurley (I have no idea what his name on the new show is – shows you how into it I am) tells his comic book store manager as a threat “or else I’ll tell (girl name) that you have all the Twilight movies on blu ray.”
Yes, not so sure about Sam Neils overacting though.
We watch Alcatraz on InDemand when there isn’t anything else on. Anyone else notice how hard the wardrobe department is working to hide how buxom (girl name) is?
I was looking at her eyes…
I hadn’t noticed that, but did notice this morning how cute I think she is.
She is very cute. 🙂
She and Diego are the only reasons to watch the show. Unfortunately, they aren’t quite good enough reasons for me to get past the problems with the rest of the show.
..and talking of TV, Terra Nova got cancelled:
I find it hard to care.
And I think Alcatraz will be next.
I will be pissed when Fringe gets the axe, it been a good ride with that series.
The hackish writing and angsty teen subplot soured me on Terra Nova and I don’t find myself really caring for any of the characters on Alcatraz. *shoulder shrug*
Think I will wait for the sale:
Agreed on your comments on both, Rhettro. Agree with you too, Van, about Fringe. We’ve really enjoyed it.
Fringe is the bomb. 🙂
Can you get more convoluted and Dr. Whovian than this?
Oh good. The doctor and the doctor’s daughter with the doctor’s grandkids!
CP: Jump Jive An’ Wail — The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Fun Fact of the Day!
Recent medical studies have shown that most people have a 68% hearing loss while they are sitting/lying naked.
Was that alone or in groups of 2 or more?
Could you repeat that?
Is that to filter out the moans?
Just finished the opening sequence on ME3. They sure have the emotional bit down. The music is awesome for tugging the heartstrings already.
Not much meat on those bones.
I like the actress who play’s Olivia from the alternate universe better.
Boo – just booked a trip to Dallas for next week.
Just a friendly reminder: Game of Thrones is released today on DVD & Blu-Ray. Best Buy has them on sale & also has exclusive Stark or Targaryen sigil editions.
I’m tempted, though I wasn’t blown away by the series. I like the special edition stuff, though!
I’m anxious to get the US The Killing on DVD, which comes out next week. It’s got a hefty pricetag, though.
Oooooo I really enjoyed the Killing…. Until the final episode. That was gut-wrenchingly disappointing. But that series was so good at the build up of each episode and the subsequent events. My mom and I would discuss that show every week.
I enjoyed watching the series, but once was enough, looking forward to S2.
That works for both GOT and the US The Killing.
Well, apparently Jack must have worked some magic on this episode, judging from the response. I guess I’m going to have to be brave enough to listen for myself.
Going to pick up my ME3 preorder this evening. I should avoid installing it as I do have to get to work in the morning.
Looks like February took the Yotes with it. 🙁 Oh well, watching the AVS, hoping for some hot Steve Downie action.
3 assists for your Steeeeeeeeeeeve Doooooownie!
I just want playoff hockey in my city this year. That’s all. And dont get down on the Yotes… for some reason Columbus has been the greatest team in hockey since the trade deadline. I still foresee some hot Yotes/Avs action come playoff time.
IT IS DECIDED!
C’mon Puck Bunnies! Sock it to ’em!!!
Only one person on my team plays tonight. I don’t think there will be any socking today
Christ.. The one time I actually root for Vancouver…
Christ I hope the Avs didnt blow their entire weeks worth of goals tonite.
Word. Got tickets for the Yotes/Avs game on the 22nd. At least the beer will be cold.
Must remember this Tuesday thing… one hundred twenty-secondsees…
Stupid Coyotes. That 3rd Blue Jackets goal was one of the worst bits of officiating I’ve ever ever seen.
The loss is entirely the Coyotes’ fault.
At least the Devils kicked some Ranger ass…
“the Devils kicked some Ranger ass…”
Isn’t that a Charlie Daniels song?
In case you haven’t seen Portlandia’s BSG skit, it lived up to the hype:
Ok, that was cute
Danger 5…ummm lost for words.
Hubby has a meeting at our end of town so he will be leaving an hour later this morning. Did we get to sleep in an extra hour? Oh no, that would mess with our schedule :silly:
I HATE IT when CNBC fills their morning broadcast with politicos! I tune in to see what the CEO of Kellogs or FedEx has to say about their the state of their industry and what they have planned for improving profitability … not listen to some damn politician or paid lobbyist recite talking points.
My poor Boo. She’s developed a rash over her body. One eye is swollen half shut. She does not look good.
Hubby tried to create a Google Plus account. They came back and said “it appears this is not your real name…” He’s submitted an appeal. I find it funny
Computer training for the next two days. All day. Each day.
Still … it’s an important thing to do.
Having an untrained computer running around your home or office can make your life miserable.
I remember one time when Hal skipped that ethics class.
He had such a kind voice. Calm & soothing almost
Work, says it all really.
CP: Shatner on yesterday’s Fresh Air
Shatner’s coming to town this month you know. Wish I could go see that
He was in Calgary last month for Comic Exp. My Boo works a booth for the reptile shows she’s part of. Many actors or other personalities like to have pro shots done with the 15′ python they usually have on display. Lyra was not impressed with Shatner. She said he was the hardest to work for and the least…open(?), maybe. He refused to let the reptile place have any of the prints (even though they took the pictures with their own system, not Shatner’s people). She said he was the only one to do that.
Here’s a picture of Elvira with Elvira
There are many other pics but that’s the one the owner of the company is most pleased with as he named his snake after the celebrity.
Sorry, Shanter was in Calgary last year, not last month. *ugh*
I try not to think of his actual personalty as I watch old Star Trek episodes.
That’s why I try and not learn anything about stars.
Why so Sirius?
Well I dont wanna met the guy… just wanna watch him perform
Well he’s getting on a bit. You may have to give him some Viagra from your stash.
god dammit Van…
Didn’t see that one coming, didya?
Is he coming to do his one-man show? That would be so freakin’ delightful to see.
Yes! To the Buell.
I’ve never met the Shat, but a lot of people describe him a bit of a tool.
I’m…. sure…. thathe’sanarrogant…… deuche …… Bones……
CP: Eiskalt (In Der Liebe Und Im Krieg) — Mona Mur, En Esch
Well I’m either a pre-cog or ‘Daily Science Fiction’ has run the same story twice (The Way – about an old couple driving off into the sunset).
Place your bets, but I think the latter is more likely..
Alas it was down to an email glitch.
“I want you so much
But I hate your guts”
CP: Grace, Too — The Tragically Hip
Training Day. Waiting for Denzel’s homies to throw me in the tub.
Wow. You stopped the place cold, Jack. 😉
Well new iPad was announced today.
Not sure I’m all that interested in the upgraded camera specs, the iPad is still far too much if a handful for photography on a regular basis.
Yeah, I wouldn’t use it as a dedicated camera either, though for quick, informal snaps it is nice to have the camera there.
Very big solar flare hitting tonight. Check the skies, you might see auroras.
Aurora borealis comes in view…. Alice comes in view….
Almost full moon and light pollution = fail
Update to 5.1 for iOS devices and iTunes went ok.
Greatest hockey player name of the week…
Was his Dad in Hogan Heroes?
Buying Ipad 1’s on closeout when the Ipad 2 came along was a pretty easy call. This time, I think I see an Ipad 3 in my near future.
As of today, I’m sportin wood….floors.
I Only got 4/10, you may get more guessing:
4/10 for me as well. I guess I get to keep my “guest” status.
4/10 for me as well. Guess I’m as much a UK Citizen as Van 🙂
4/10. I’m as British as Vanamomde :happy:
4/10 for me too. I’m beginning to wonder if the quiz is real or just sends you to a 4/10 page (that doesn’t provide any correct answers). Maybe the point is that if you would take an online quiz to see how British you are… you aren’t very British.
5/10, Van’s right. I am getting more English.
It’s off to the colonies for you.
Verily I say – ’tis what it is all about!
I had a crap joke for today but it’s in so bad taste I’m not going to post it.
Too poor taste for Deadpan? Wow.
Yesterday I spent a lovely afternoon at the emergency ward with my Boo who had an allergic reaction to something or other
She’s okay now?
BTW – first glance at your post and I thought you wrote “an allergic reaction to something or otter”.
Yes, otter allergies are a problem here in the Great White North 😉
When I took her in, her face was so swollen she couldn’t open her eyes. They hooked her up to an iv cocktail of drugs. By the time she left she could partially open one eye and the rash had started fading. She was given a mess of drugs to take over the next week and ordered to stay home. I’m assuming she’s doing better but I will call her a little later today and check up on her.
glad she is doing better
What ditto said.
That’s like a recursive ditto
Ditto what recursive ditto said.
That’s what I’m saying!
Glad she is on the mend. Allergic reactions can be extremely frightening and go downhill quickly.
Van, I got your message. Too be honest, with spending the day at the hospital yesterday, I didn’t get a chance. Will do it first thing today
No worries TEB.C
I’ve decided banging my head against a wall is way more rewarding then getting some of my coworkers to do something.
Bad taste joke of the day (and an example of what gets sent to me):
Just 2 spice things up I said 2 wife, We’l do a bit of role play 2nite.
She was wel up for it. So I said U dress up like Whitney Houston & I’ll run U a bath.
wow… just… wow.
I love you
That was unedited, groan.
CP: Anyone For Tennis — Cream
While it could be interesting, I’m not going to register.
Anyone else curious to see what the Solar Flare Storm has in store for Earthlings today? All that comes to mind for me is, “Night of the Comet.”
…and yes my visual includes 80’s fashion mishaps
It’s hitting right now, and seems to be not quite as strong as expected.
“Night of the Comet” was a silly, fun movie. 🙂
I’m wearing my parachute pants, just in case!
“Can’t Touch This”
My name is Rhettro and I approve of this message.
Maybe my phone will actually get a signal! (From the solar flare activity, not the parachute pants. If *that* worked, then I’d be 2 Legit 2 Quit every day. Propa. )
You need to pray just to text it today…
A crap joke that is just crap:
A guy gets pulled over by a cop for speeding. As the cop is writing up the ticket, the guy asks, ” can you arrest me for calling you a filthy name??”
” yes” replies the cop.
He then asks,” can you arrest me for thinking something?”
” no” replies the cop.
” well then,” says the man ” i think you’re a cunt!!.”
CP: Jackie Chan — The Dollyrots
Bunny, I’m glad Boo is home safe. Did they figure out what triggered her reaction?
No. She works with kids a lot so it’s assumed she got something from them or their parents. Damn children 😉
Updated my iPad. It seemed to go smoothly enough
Been playing Limbo again this time on Onlive, man that spider bit is creepy.
Strange that Onlive works smoother on my laptop connected via Wifi, then on the desktop plugged directly into the router.
I, of course, have been playing mass effect 3. Just told the character I romanced in ME2 that I would consider a second round. It was a close call though, there is this new character that revs my virtual engine. He calls me Lola
cue the “Kinks”.
“she was a showgirl…”
I’m a bad pannite… all I do is work, sleep, work… I’ll catch up soon.
I’m right there with you these last couple weeks
Buried under kid related activities at the moment. I’m looking forward to trying ME3 out sometime in May.
Crude Penn State Joke – REDACTED
OMFG I love you
You take that back!!!
I haven’t had time to pick up a copy yet.
ZP is not impressed with Never Dead:
sigh. Lets Go Yotes!
Both our teams are suddenly ass, m’dear. Just mine more than yours.
Man, that guy that Jack interviewed this week sure likes to say “you know” an awful damn lot. Anybody have a good speech therapist they can recommend?
Greatest hockey name of the week:
He also likes antiques.
Hey, I finally have a minute post some commentzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Goodnight :Training Day:
But – I will leave you with some nostalgia:
One Christmas many many many many years ago two of my brothers received that game under the Christmas tree. I literally dove under the tree just KNOWING Santa would have brought me one too.
That was the year I learned that Santa was completely sexist.
Crap joke for the day:
Little boy tells his nursery teacher he found a dead cat.
“How did you know it was dead” asks teacher.
“Because I pissed in its ear & it did’nt move” says the boy.
“You did what?” shrieks teacher.
“You know” explains the boy, “I leant over & went Pssst & it didn’t move” !
An oldie but a goodie.
Hmm…. somehow a joke from Van without the words “cunt” or “tits” just doesnt feel right.
I give you these two words– lift training
Nor sure what Im in for this morning.
Sounds like things are looking “up”.
How exactly does one train lifts?
“remember, when someone pushes the up button it means they want to go higher so don’t take them to the basement”
Downtown and back already :cheerful:
The reimagined Hobbit title?
I just banged my foot into the woofer of my computer. Now my foot hurts. :wassat:
Always the rebel. No “headbanging” for you!
*puts on X-Wing pilot helmet*
They make pilot helmets for feet? Wow, what will they come up with next?
It’s the next Gen for the palm pilot.
Time to clean the bathroom. It’s amazing how exciting my life can get. :face:
While I’m cleaning the bathroom I’m going to update my iphone. Wish me luck.
My iphone update seemed to have gone smoothly. I’m mildly suprised.
*sigh* I’m also surprised *sigh*
Got my XBOX hard drive link cable yesterday. Plugged it in to the newer XBOX and… nothing. I doesn’t see the old drive. The instructions made a big deal about your consoles operating system being up to date, but I have Xbox Live so I think I am. Could be the drive’s toast. Looks like I’ll be replaying through Mass Effect 1 and 2 all over again.
Sorry to hear that Rhett. Although, there are worse games you could be replaying.
We may or may not see John Carter of Mars this weekend. There are too many variables to say for sure
Can’t see it this weekend, maybe next.
In another instance where there are too many variables to say for sure, hubby may, or may not, be going to Edmonton for a few days next week. *sigh*. My life is very convoluted sometimes
Another crap joke:
I think I’ve got an addiction to chat lines, my phone bill came through yesterday at £2745 I’m never ringing Stuttering Sluts again
Oh Van! *hugs Vanamonde*
Just think, in a couple of months I can do that for realzies! :happy:
Now way man! I plan to give my teddy bear lots of hugs. 😉
NO. Because If I could fly…I’d pick him up and take him into the night…and show him a love like he’s never seen. Ever seen.
I guess you win. I can’t match that. Mostly because, you know, happily married and all that :sideways:
Also because of the whole, “centuries old god of the underworld” thing.
Bit! We are spending Monday together until our planes leave, so there! :tongue:
Oh EDI, EDI, EDI :heart:
(spoiler free ME3 comment)
Finally picked up my copy today. I’m not sure how much time I’ll have to play, but… well, I have to decide whether to finish my current ME2 replay or start with ME3.
Ditto, I heard that ME3 doesn’t give you choices at the beginning if you didn’t do ME2. There were too many variables so, if you play fresh, you get what they decided happened in ME2. Not what may have really happened to you
I plan on playing it more than once. The first time with my old ME2 play through, another time starting from scratch.
This weekend I’ll no longer be on Deadpan time
Summertime comes early in Canada?
Or is it DST that comes early?
DST happens this weekend here
Cos still a few weeks for BST.
CW: Awake Episode 2
Well, I have some Masses that need Effecting.
All you need is some Eeeeezooooo
U.S. News rated Registered Nurse as #1 job in the U.S. for 2012.
A. Yay! Job security
B. sigh. Healthcare Reform
C. What the article doesn’t say: New Grad RN’s still struggle with 6-12 months of job-seeking.
D. Yes! Always encourage someone who is interested, to pursue a career in nursing.
🙂 Pixie’s $0.02
Sorry I’ll need to take that $0.02. Healthcare Reform after all. Thank you.
The beard gives it away:
They’re all the same guy!
[slow ride] Take it easy [/slow ride]
Did it just get foggy in here? Where’s my hat for this sort of thing?
*slowly closes door behind him*
An entire section of the interwebs had to be cordoned off for reprogramming after that joke.
Several videos of kittens “doing cute things” were lost.
Hockey player name of the week:
Hey you know what they say …
You clitsome you loosesome.
goddammit I wish I knew how to quit you!!!
Lo pan in tight jeans and a belt buckle?!?! Hmmmm
I want to be in bed with a pillow made of ice. Is that so much to ask?
Ice? Really? I must spend too much time in the cold. The last thing I want is to sleep on an ice cube
Our local brewery cam out with a new kind of beer, which hubby got yesterday. This morning he read the bottle to me. It said, “With the flavours of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and a few other surprises lurking in the background…”
Lurking? Do you really want a beer that lurks?
I would like a beer that actually tasted of chocolate and not bitter tasting grunge that all tastes the same.
All tastes the same? That’s like saying all boobs look and feel the same. How dare you sir.
Also, 1 word: Young’s Double Chocolate Stout
Alas when it comes to beer (and wine) it does all taste the same to me.
I hasten to add wine tastes vingerary and beer tastes bitter and that is all I can tell.
I love Young’s Double Chocolate Stout poured over 1/2 a glass of Frambois.
I had a Cherry Chocolate Stout last night – Stone Brewery… I tried it super cold, not-so-cold, and almost room temp and while the almost room temp. was the best, overall, I still don’t like it.
Yeah I’m not a fan of fruity anything when it comes to beer
So I’m not a beer drinker.
I don’t drink beer at all any more. However, on one of my trips I brought beer from one of my local breweries to Deadpan Land. I can bring a few bottles of this if you like… Along with the Coffe Crisps, Smarties, Cheesies, chocolate… Holy crap I’m getting a long list
I’m aiming for everything in the hand luggage.
You can tell I’ve never done this before can’t you?
Patrick Burke’s excellent new initiative to combat homophobia in hockey. The amount of players lining up to back this is wonderful.
Yes, Brian Burke strikes you as the classic, stereotypical old school hard guy, but he’s been awesome about this, ever since his son Brendan came out.
The comments are surprisingly *mostly* civil too.
Just came back from John Carter of Mars. I enjoyed it. Of course, I never read the books to compair it to. Though its been a while since hubby read them, he said the movie seemed to hit most of the points from what he could remember. There were only one or two things he seemed a bit fizzy on. Just grabbed Princes of Mars. Will have to read it to see for myself
I’m hoping I can get to see it this week, annoyed that the times for the 2D showings are inconvenient..grrrr!
Unfortunately, there were no 2D showings at all. The 3D wasn’t too bad, luckily
Your name is
Congratulations! You had the honor of being a District 9 tribute in the 42nd Hunger Games!
You were killed by eating raw Jabberjay.
Congratulations! You had the honor of being a District 12 tribute in the 50th Hunger Games!
You were killed by crippling ennui.
Ebook series goes free this weekend:
After much delay, Mass Effect 3 is now installing. Actually, I’m now downloading my collectors edition materials and soundtrack.
Take Earth Back!
We went back to San Antonio yesterday to visit my Mom. I know I posted to Facebook, but I don’t think I did here – my mom was hospitalized early in the week due to mental complications. She’s been experiencing an extreme form of constant Deja Vu. Everything that happens to her, even though for the first time, she thinks has happened to her previously. Doctors have run all kinds of tests, but can’t lock down anything physical. All are pretty sure that it is a symptom of something else going on with her.
My dad didn’t tell her we were coming, so it was a big surprise when we came in yesterday. It was clear that having us and her grand kids around really cheered her up. Hopefully the docs will figure out what’s going on soon and get her sorted out. She actually did pretty well while we were with her.
I hope she’s doing better soon Ed.
Sorry to hear about that Ed.
Ill parents = much sadness.
Ugh. Best wishes, Ed. I’m glad you and the kids cheered her up a bit!
Thoughts +1000000, sir.
Oh, and for the few of us in Deadpan land affected by such things, don’t forget to set your clocks forward tonight.
I wonder what the 501st Legion is going to think of this. I’ll probably still be buying it anyway…
I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.
Douglas Adams would have been 60 today:
We should all carry towels with us today.
Another freebie ebook:
Happy Sunday, Pan!
Be safe. Love your loved ones. Be kind. Be brave. Be happy.
Thank you all and Good Morning!
It’s Spring Break in my corner. Plan to take a few days off this week to take the kids on a few adventures around town. Though, I can already tell from the bit of time we spent last night, the kids will be expecting a fair bit of Mass Effect 3 entertainment. After our meeting on Mars, my daughter wants to be Liara.
Hope things go better for your mom. Enjoy ME3.
Kiss Smid once.
Kiss Smid twice.
Come on pucky baby
Kiss Smid deadly
I saw what you did there.
Hubby’s been in a creative groove lately
It even has a Satriani vibe. Good stuff, Mr. Deines.
Doesn’t sound like any sequels will be forthcoming for John Carter.
Anyone in Deadpanland seen it this weekend?
ummm. Tried to respond and it ended up on the next page.
A Canadian artist is being featured on The Music Row Show (a radio show out of Nashville about the country music business) as we speak. We’re streaming it in our house right now.
http://www.themusicrowshow.com (click on the red “Listen Live” button to stream)
Scott Sigler’s review –
“JOHN CARTER was awesome to look at. The dog was cute. Costume design, FX & props were best parts. Plot? Meh.
I just had problems with consistency. One second, Carter can’t whoop a single green dude, the next he can slaughter hundreds at a time.
I will say, though, that the JOHN CARTER monsters were phenomenal.”
I misheard a TV ad for Little Ceaser’s Pizza and now have the name for our new band –
We’d probably need Les Claypool to make a guest appearance:
Is that before or after you’ve unzipped?
Up at 5am = ugh
Goodnight, insurmountable cuteness:
We’re looking for the nuclear wessels…
TIL that it’s the longest serving ship in the U.S. Navy’s history, though the USS Constitution is actually the longest commissioned.
Cheese scones make me happy
Another late night for hubby *sigh*
Tomorrow he’ll know if he’s leaving town on Wednesday for a few days
Oh please. I didn’t poke that hard.
I think my exercise ball has a slow leak. I find I have to blow it up a bit about once a week.
Dynamite may be overkill.
Or getting a new one might be both easier and cheaper.
I get to see my nutritionist later this morning. bleh
There. Kitty litter changed and garbage taken out. Now for some r & r for about a half hour before I need to leave.
CE: Coffee Crisp
I love ’em. Mom would bring those and Caramilk bars when she would visit. 🙁
I knew about coffee crisps but I didn’t know caramilk was unavailable stateside too
I think you’ve been turned into a Candy Mule TEB.
My comment wasn’t a request for candy, especially since I’m not sure I’ll be at the mmmmmmeetup.
Not sure? *grumble*
Sorry, but I’ll have a better idea soon.
*thinking positive thoughts*
Yes, I often mule candy when I come.
As for to mmmmeetup or not to mmmmmeetup, if Van can come across an ocean… he should get lots of hugs :cheerful:
Back from my nutritionist. She’s very happy with me. Of course, I didn’t tell her that I’ll probably be getting lunch at Wendy’s today. That food is not nutritionist approved 😉
I was too embarrassed to fill out the last questionaire about diet from biobank:
The day they asked for was not filled with healthy food.
I’m lucky that I have a nutritionist that’s also realistic. She very much advocates treating yourself once and a while. She says, if you deprive yourself you’re less likely to Martian the weight once a goal has been achieved
martian = maintain Sheesh.
Ok, I’m off to rustle some lunch. I see on line Wendy’s has a new Wild Berry Frosty Shake… I know that wouldn’t be approved but… Wildberry! Now, what to have with it…
Also, might be a PBP after lunch. We’ll see what I have on the DVR.
As long as there’s no PBR…
I only have one movie on my DVR. It’s called Mask Maker. After lunch that will be your movie of the day
Carnivale masks, I hope!
Cool, is this sort of like “Eyes Wide Shut”?
You know, I don’t think I ever saw eyes wide shut
Looks more like a slasher flick.
Yeah. I’m hoping it’s not too… Gory? Realistic. Not sure of the word I’m looking for. If its cartoon violence I’m ok wih it, otherwise I will just end up shutting it off
Whoever invented the Wendy’s new wild berry frosty shake should get a medal. I think in in love
People are stupid. We’re at the peak of avalanche period and doh-heads still try high marking. Seriously, we get more snow deaths from stupidity than anything else
Ok peeps! Grab your popcorn. It’s movie time!
Totally ignoring the spoiler rules I posted above, today’s movie is called Mask Maker
The DVR writeup: TreT Williams stars in this terrifying horror film about an axe-wielding maniac who stalks a young couple and their friends on a plantation
Yes. This movie has the trifecta of a good B horror. We’re off to a good start
Mask Maker: Meet Your Maker
I have no idea what’s going on. Some broad is running through a forest in slow motion while the opening credits run
His bandages need to be changed
In search of baby
This woman won’t give up the child she stole
I think he stole the baby’s soul? Maybe?
Just like a woman to compair investing to cooking
It’s Jennifer Ritchie’s birthday
Let’s role play. I’m the wounded soldier, you be the sexy nurse
Evan Reynolds is taking Jennifer Ritchie some place that is not Burger King
Time to pause. My kitty just puked
Ok, mess all cleaned up. Now where was I?
.. Oh yes, driving through the forest
She’s not amused
It’s not a good start to her birthday
What do you mean how much? Read the paper you’re holding doh-head
Wow, the cell Service is down. Shocked am I
The house smells like her belly button
It is not real silver. If it was, it would be tarnished
An open gate how ominous
The electric man scared him
The electric man is creepy
He pulled the totem out of the ground. These type of things never end well
Hey, it’s bandage face
They found a pig’s head
“it’ll be fun”
Famous last words
Night has fallen
We had two of the three tropes already. Just waiting for the nudity
Cue the hillbilly music
Oh know. Not the old Tucker House!
People don’t come back from the dead
The friend have arrived
Oh oh. One grave has been dug up
She has big tits for a fourteen year old
The paint delivery guy freaked out
They found the wine cellar
The girls are excited about an lad sewing machine. How forward thinking
Do their lads need sewing?
*sigh*. Lad = old
They found a cell in the basement
Jen found the owner’s diary
Time to get working
They’re not helping
That wasn’t nice
Reminiscing about former owners
Naked massage lessons
More role play
You’re an illegal Russian arms dealer showing me the new attachment for your gun
There it is! Boob shot
Victim number three
Sounds like the nudity is killing people.
She can’t sleep
Hubby and I role play. He plays the teacher and I play the sexy house wife… Oh wait
She found their flashlight
Yuck. He’s a terrible cook
Mr. Peck is missing
Not the diary!
She was a witch
Other times, hubby plays a guy who’s been dealing with kids all day and I play the sexy accountant who works from home :shocked:
That house is evil!
Sharpening his ax
A tunnel under the house
Number four bites the dust
And now there are three
Run from the man wearing your friends face as a mask
He’s not really dead. Don’t you believe it
Two girls left
Mr. Peck’s been drinking
I already saw her boobs. Show the other girl’s
Only one left
Yup, that would freak me out too
Pill yourself together woman
Bandage face ,likes to wear his victims faces. Literally
Of course she hurt herself
I don’t think Mr. Pec should be driving in his condition
What do you know, evan’s still alive. Barely
Not any more he isn’t
Mr Peck’s antagonizing him
Now the police show up?
A million dollars!
No! Don’t pull out the totem.
And, as usual, the story continues
Wow this movie was cleche. I suppose that’s what made it fun, though
I’m recording this tomorrow so expect it in your near PBP future
Now! More Effecting Masses
*whistles and applause*
Cool, but I’m waiting for the guarantee to expire before experimenting:
I still have another year before I can start experimenting with my phone
Hubby just e-mailed me. He is not going to Edmonton on Wednesday. It may be selfish but I’m glad.
In a long and sordid explanation you probably don’t care about, Hubby was suppose to go to Edmonton but the Principal’s brother is dying (smoker – cancer) so he had to leave town on Friday. If he came back today or tomorrow, hubby would have gone to Edmonton but the principal won’t be back until next week so hubby cancelled. That’s way we were unsure what John’s plans were until now.
That’s way = that’s why
I can’t even blame auto-correct this time *shakes head*
Just finished counting my calories. My lunch alone was 1,300 calories. That’s as much as I usually eat in a day. I think it’s safe to say today is a write-off
Well Lo, today’s your chance to jump ahead of Calgary in the standings. Tell the Avs not to mess it up
They will…. They will.
I see a bubble bath in my immediate future, followed by an evening curled up with a book.
Off to run some water.
So I’m warm and toasty and smell like lavender bubble bath. I’m in an over-sized tshirt, a kitty on my lap and a book in my hand
CR: The Knowland Retribution – Richard Greener
So there’s going to be a new sim city next year. That will be cool
Hubby’s meeting was cancelled. He’s on his way home
Everything happens for a reason. Today, the reasons were good to me.
Bartender! A round for everyone on me!
Today’s Astronomy Pic of the Day is awesome (make sure you look at the 3-12-12 one):
Tootoo Live Crew – As Nasty As He Wanna Be
TooToo is #22. Coincidence?
Hmmmmm I think not.
I wonder what the other kids used to say to pick on him…?
…annnd we have ourselves an NHL Western Conference playoff race, folks.
Tough game in the desert tonight. Had the refs called the game legit then I believe the tides would have turned. I will take that 1 point, tho.