Posted on May 15, 2012 Shows Jack Mangans Deadpan #238: Earth’s Mightiest Play-By-Play You can also find the PBP text buried in the comments for ep 237: Trees. http://jackmangan.com/show-files/JM_Deadpan_Ep238.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download
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Oh for a Hydrovac Jetpac.
Way cool; esp at 0430 while in a state of exhaustion.
It’s also just a little it creepy
Hubby and I have the first animusic dvd
Good morning. 4:55am and I’m done with this day already.
You know I love you, Jack, but after our series, I’m rootin’ for the Rangers!
Ed, are you keeping up with Game of Thrones? Van?
I am I am. At least the tv show. I read the first three books quite some time ago but honestly don’t remember much about them.
Well, my question might not mean too much to you, then. I’m baffled by the decision to change Asha’s name on the show and wondered if others were struggling with it.
Yeah, sorry. I didn’t notice.
It’s suppose to reach 27C today. I might as well be back in Arizona for that temperature.
Oh, Van, also, I’m really liking The Bridge! I have to work out with my glasses on, which is kind of sweaty-gross, but I can’t see the subtitles otherwise . . .
Did I just complain about that? But seriously . . .
I really like the characters so far and wonder why Sweden has so many messed up women! 🙂
I haven’t read the books Game of Thrones is based on, so don’t have that problem.
Why for is Deadpan not loading in my i-tunes? How can I do show notes for Jack not to post if I can’t get the show? Will try downloading it directly from the site.
Ok, it’s working this way.
My former boss is griefing me about Diable 3 being out and I can’t play it until after my work is done. Sometimes people can be so mean 😉
That’s so mean!
Yeah! Hubby has Friday off. This morning I managed to book it off too. Four day weekend, woo hoo!
Oh, it’s Tuesday. Did you get your free book today? http://www.phoenixpick.com/
This week it’s The Chronicles of Lucifer Jones Vol. 1 by Mike Resnick
Today’s show notes
Jack Mangans Deadpan #238: Earth’s Mightiest Play-By-Play
Don’t forget to check out the boards of episode 237: trees for the typed play by play
Ed From Texas (first of the week)
Promo – Tales of the Archives (http://www.ministryofpeculiaroccurrences.com/)
We had our mmmmeetup. Woo Hoo! Thanks to all *hugs*
A mini play by play was done at Cj’s during the mmmeetup. The Avengers: Earth’s Mightyist Heroes the animated series (yes, it is very quiet)
Are you ready for the NHL Movie Massacre? Both UsedHair and The Energizer Bunny have settled their debts.
Send in content: 480-788-JMDP(5637) or e-mail: sphericaljackmatgmaildotcom
You’d think, at my age, I could spell.
Mightyist = mightiest
Really, I do know this. It must be too early in the morning or something.
CP: Leaving Earth — Clint Mansell
BTW, I finished the game yesterday. 🙁
So how did you find the ending?
I was ok with the ending myself. However, I considered the ending starting when you hit earth and start saying your goodbyes, not once you are on the citadel (almost no spoilers)
I think a lot of the complaints are a bit off the mark. The only part I really agree with is that the game deserves a proper epilogue.
Overall, I really enjoyed the game. It wasn’t perfect, but no game is.
No spoilers! 😉
I’m 80% through Mass Effect 1. I’m replaying because of my old Xbox 360 self destructing and losing all my game saves. Good thing they are great games. I’d like to pick up Diablo 3 when I get a chance, probably later.
And EssBee swooned:
Ah!! Wonderful article.
There is nothing as love-ly
As a tattooed lesbian to me
A spoonful of cinnamon is rather hard to get down:
Hey, let me know if you actually try to listen to this in sync with the Avengers episode. The timing was a bit tricky, but I think that was due to Audacity flakiness.
I listened in sync with the Avengers Episode. It took some pausing here and there to get the sync just right, but i managed to get it down to a slight echo sound. What was harder was trying to get the sound of the people loud enough and the avengers episode low enough to where both could be understood. I ended up settling for understanding more of the comments than episode dialogue (not exactly hard to follow the plot of most cartoons without all the dialogue). Quite enjoyable. Thanks to all who participated.
Interesting commentary today on two of the podcasts I’ve listened to while working on President Obama’s recent comments in support of gay marriage. The first was the latest Savage Love – Dan’s always smart, though I don’t always agree with him. The second was the latest Smiley and West – I am a Dr. West faithful, and think he is always right on and brilliant.
I wasn’t working on the President’s comments. I was listening while working.
I just contributed to this – seems pretty neat/impressive:
A responsible, sensible, intelligent approach to fitness?
Can’t I just get a shake weight instead?
Video or it didn’t happen.
All I can think of is the LMFAO song….
“wiggle wiggle wiggle yeah”
Well, I work out…
I work out too, and there’s still lots and lots of wiggle!
I use the remote..
Audio or it didn’t happen.
Did anybody watch SNL this past weekend? The LGBT prom skit was HILARIOUS.
to the internets!
If you find it, post it! I couldn’t find it.
YES! Made me laugh so hard.
Motoheroz goes free for a short time:
Every year, at this time, I raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. If you can, I’d appreciate any donations you may make on my behalf.
I am so at a loss on how the LA (fuc)Kings have turned into the 1984 Edmonton Oilers. Baffling.
So, Pixie and I had the good sense to skip the Coyotes game, and instead see Roger Waters live performance of The Wall.
I had the privilege of seeing that back in 2008. Fucking incredible. So glad you got to enjoy it!!
I wish my wife and I could trade special abilities. I can’t stay awake and she can’t fall asleep.
You guys can be like Cloak and Dagger.
Oh wait, we’re back!
I can envelop her in my shadow cloak? :p
*rap rap rap* Is this thing on?
I wanna rock right now. I’m Rob Base and I came to get down….
here. here. here.
Spock vs. Sherlock
Yea! We’re back!
FYI. Be wary of Pinterest links.
Thanks Ditto. Just passed along to all of my Pinterest-obssessed friends
This place exists? Wow.
It’s shiny, isn’t it?
Darn Shroedinger cat.
I could take THE BEST nap right now.
I just found out Dio died. Two years ago. WTH.
Yes, I subscribed to Celebrity Death Beeper for moments like this. Morbid. Yes, but informative.
“Dio has rocked for a long, long time,
Now it’s time for him to pass the torch.
He has songs of wildebeests and angels,
He has soared on the wings of a demon.”
Sheesh Nomad, you’re like a rainbow in the dark.
Hey look, there’s a new episode. I must not have adjusted to the home timezone…yeah that’s it!
Brutha’s gonna work it out.
Lo Pan’s awful made-up NHL.com headline #463
“Nieder? I hardly Meyer!”
I meant to mention I saw “Avengers” a second time last weekend, in 3D even. The 3D made the fight scenes a bit easier to follow.
Roger f*ing Waters!
What an incredible night… Wardrobe malfunction ‘n all. Thanks to Alice Cooper, Lou, & Jack f*ing Mangan.
/end of contact (high)
Thank you EssBee!
My pleasure, m’dear!
CD: Left Hand’s Fade To Black Ale.
Looks like Toonami is coming back:
CW: Fringe finale
Hanzal-on Approach: Coyotes Forward Suspended 1 Game for Boarding
These Yotes better pull their shit together and put in a fight for the title!!
Afro Circus? H-E-L-L Yes!!
Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Carter: Devils Even Series With Rangers
This is what we saw last night.
Hey look, there’s still Pan this morning :cheerful:
Hubby and I both have tomorrow off. I wish every weekend was four days
I love a good Thursday.
It’s raining. This is actually a good thing.
La Quinta sent me a second notice on rating my stay at their hotel. This time I decided to comply with their request. I’m sure, when they read my comments, they will regret pushing me for my opinion.
You tell ’em!
Oh I did. :angry:
My cat’s mad because there’s no sunbeam in the bedroom this morning for her to lay in. I’m not sure what she expects me to do about it.
Have a fab day, Pannites
I haven’t been able to play Diablo yet. Probably just as well, I hear the servers crashed on Tuesday.
Did I mention I have a four day weekend coming up? Guess what I’ll be doing for a good part of that… 😎
Sent an email. Time to have my ducts cleaned *quack*
I suspect I could cut glass my voice is that rough..bloody cold
Drink lots of hot liquids and get plenty of rest Van.
*tucks afghan around Vanamonde to keep him warm*
While the rain is good, it’s the few white flakes mixed in with the rain drops that don’t impress me. :ermm:
My cat’s neck is wet. You’d think, at 16 years old, she’d know how to drink water without giving herself a bath in the process.
His name is ditto..uh.. and he is funky..yeah
Mama I’m Sure Hard to Yandle Now: ‘Yotes Look to Get Back Into Series With Kings
CP: Obsession — Lila Rose
Good song. It’s trance pop, I think.
In A Trance: ditto’s Music Recommendation Smells Like a Rose
The Four Seasons is the classical equivalent of pop music.
Wow, I actually got something back from the hotel. I’ll still never stay there again but at least they acknowledged my complaint.
“We truly appreciate your feedback; it is our goal to provide you with a positive, memorable experience each and every time you stay with us. We apologize that your experience was not what you expected from La Quinta.
I have read your comments and I apologize for our inability to get this right. I take these matters seriously and I will be working with the staff to avoid unpleasant experiences like this in the future.
I know you indicated in your comments that you would not return to the Scottsdale La Quinta and I understand why. Should you want to consider us again please let me know and I would like to attempt to make it up to you and get it right this time. I can be reached at the below number and extension.
At La Quinta Inn, we are constantly striving to provide excellent service and satisfaction to all of our guests. We are especially grateful when a guest provides us with their comment.
Again, my apologies
Ken Rimer “
CP: Girl Talk – The Donnas
Donna Summer has died:
I remember my sisters wearing out the 45 of ‘I feel Love’ on a suitcase record player in not so glorious mono.
Oh, my gosh! R.I.P.!
I grew to appreciate her.
“She Works Hard For the Money” was another staple of my middle school band, along with “I Just Called to Say I Love You”. That’s my connection to Donna Summer.
Sad news. Between her, Chuck Brown, and Duck Dunn, it’s been a rough week for 70s soul.
Chuck Brown has also died:
CP: Pyrrhic Victoria – Joe Satriani
Is this the real Satch version or Satch Jr. (aka Hubby)
The real Satch.
I once threatened to go on the JS website and upload the two comparison pics but hubby wasn’t interested. :happy:
CP: Burn — The Cure
CP: Under and Over It – Five Finger Death Punch
CP: All I Think About is You – Harry Nilsson
CP: World Beneath the Surface – Anno 2070 Soundtrack
What I’m really doing is waiting for a report. Once it comes in, I’ll work my spreadsheet magic, then I’m off to the liquor store for supplies four our four day long weekend.
Feed Me Oil goes free on the app store (the iPad version is also free):
CP: Star Wars Main Title – Tomita
CP: One Night – Elvis Presley
Sometimes itunes shuffle is just strange
Wow! Welcome to the first U.S., Presidential election where the Super Pacs have been let completely off their leash.
Sorry America, I’m afraid this one’s going to leave a mark.
Yeah! Now I can finally open my Diablo III box. I won’t be able to install it until later though
Instead of a movie BPB, I give you the D3 PBP
CP: You’re Breaking My Heart – Harry Nilsson
Ok, Have my handy, dandy knife. cutting the tape now…
Remember, I (almost) always get the collectors editions
The first thing I get is a card with a scratch code to get a champion Alistar for League of Legends.
Wait, i don’t play League of Legends
however, the big white D3 box is very pretty.
removing the celophane http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKHzTtr_lNk
Ack! Of course I opened it upside down
Ohhh, cool stylized box. It has a little demon skull in it and flash drive in the shape of a soul stone.
Of course, the D3 soundtrack. What’s a collector’s edition without a soundtrack?
Three guest passes: They say, “invite a friend to play with this Free Guest pass key” By the looks of it, it allows the “guest” to play up to a certain boss in act 1… with certain restrictions.
If anyone wants to demo, let me know. I’ll scan in the passes.
A card with key numbers on it. It says diablo 2 with the expansion is on my flash drive and these are the keys to release it if I wish.
And, of course, a WoW guest pass key. I could never get into mmo’s
One with the making of stuff on in: Director’s commentary, World Design interviews, Gameplay Discussions and the Character Creation Roundtable
The second DVD is the game itself.
And an art book. It’s a very nice hard cover with 207 pages of purdiness
I guess that’s it. A very short PBP but very much worth it… to me anyway *shrug*
Now… Off to get some alcohol for the weekend.
My goodness the jokes about Donna Summer have begun:
I think people should stop the disgusting jokes about the sad death of Donna Summer.
Enough is Enough.
OK, #2 on this list may be the funniest hockey-related thing I’ve seen in years.
That song was just…
CP: It’s Nice To Know You Work Alone — Silversun Pickups
I think it’s time to curl up with a book
CR: The Arm of Stone – Victoria Strauss
CP: Junkie Song — The Be Good Tanyas
Favorite new Scalzi quote: “Paranoid and hypersensitive is no way to go through life.” 🙂
D3 is 50% loaded. I don’t know if I can wait much longer. Hubby took the Diablo 2 I got with the game and put it on his computer. He’s already playing.
77% I’m all aquiver.
Boyd Oh Boyd!: Game 3 Between the Kings and ‘Yotes Faces Off in an Hour
Downloading my copy of D3 at the moment.
Reading about the new auction house system makes me tempted to become a gold farmer.
Ralph: What exactly is a champagne ale?
The only other mention I’ve run across of a champagne ale is Sam Adam’s Infinium
To summarize a crisp. clean beer with a high carbonation meant to be served like a champagne wine for celebrations. I never got a chance to try it myself.
What did you think of Boulevard’s version?
Quite good. It’s a lighter beer, but with good flavor. There’s a hint of grapefruit, and it isn’t sweet. I quite enjoyed it.
I know it’s late, but I just stared watching the 1994 movie Oblivion and I feel the need to do a play by play.
This really looks like one of those “so bad it’s good movies”. I’ve seen the green guy with the red patch over his eye for many years and have wanted to see this for a while now.
Hey! It’s lurch from the Adams family. I just saw him men in black about 4 hours ago.
George tekai is in this? It must be a great film.
Oh hello miss kitty. Nice body. Oh wait she’s really old. Wish I could have a body like that when I’m her age.
Now who is this lady they’re panning up on. Oh, she’s really skinny. Too skinny. Ahhh. Not a good face. Don’t Pan up on someone in skintight clothes unless they are hot. What is wrong with you.
Hey buddy. Not sure you picked up on it. But you got a big red gem where your eye should be.
Usedhair is living in Oblivion.
Nice claymation scorpion. George pal would be proud.
Is that Jaws from Moonraker? Man, this movie has everyone.
“aren’t you going to ask me to be gentle?”
“you’ve got to be kidding”
Now THAT’S dialogue.
Tekai looks at a bottle of Jim Beam and says “Jim, beam me up”. May not be an accurate trek reference, but witty just the same.
Isaac Hayes. This movie really does have everyone in it.
Trashing the local store and then backing down when the shop keeper pulls a gun. Does this criminal badass really have such small ambitions that he’s after a town with a population less than 600
I love the none too subtle machine noises as the cyborg deputy moves around. That’s right. Unsaid cyborg deputy. Deal with it.
The Indian’s eye is a twichin’. That trinket around the bad-guy extra’s neck must be pretty valuable.
That is the most effeminate Hispanic zorro looking criminal I’ve ever seen.
I played softball tonight. Four of the players on the team were named Amy. :silly: We used last initials to tell each other apart.
We now return to your regularly-scheduled play-by-play. Good night, Oblivion.
Tekai says: great scotty! The trek refferences are getting thicker and worse
Tekai says: “dammit Estelle. I’m a doctor not a magician.”
Seriously. Is he going to say anything in this movie that isn’t a trek refference?
I’m officially up way past my bedtime for this. Just trying to say awake for the end of the movie
Ancient native tactic. Run like hell. That was worth staying up for.
Oh. It ended and I seemed to have dosed for a second. Have to watch that agsinnn
Tomorrow morning maybe
UsedHair’s cheesy movie:
Thank god this shitfest of a day/night is over
Sorry to hear it, Pixie. :-/
I leave you with this:
Thanks, Jack Motherfucking Mangan.
Princess Zelda dressup:
I rewatched the last 20 minutes or so of Oblivion this morning. Overall it was pretty good as an intentionally bad (as in not taking themselves seriously) movie. I doubt I will be watching it again though.
Baroness, I’ll be in my bunk.
This is not terribly close to us, but the smoke is quite thick today in Longmont:
Crazy fire season hath begun. And as dry as this year has already been its only gonna get worse. Boo.
Brain transposed the URL to “Jennifer-Love-Hewitt-Gulch-fire-update”
… and yes, that one would be smoke’n HOT!
*Insert “fire-hose” joke here*
AZ is having a rough wildfire season too. I hope things stay (relatively) under control there.
CP: Lovin Every Minute Of It – Loverboy.
I’m even enjoying it… I’ll get Van’s sporty headband.
Question: Do you want me to come alive?
Answer: Flip the switch into overdrive.
1. Touch that dial
2. Turn me on
FYI: I’m ever ready, Dr. Love.
You got fun? I want some
So you’re familiar with the tune. . .
Oh, my . . .
What’s a good gift for a homeopath?
An empty box with the memory of the chocolates it once contained
Crap joke ^^^^^^^^^
Another crap joke:
I took two stuffed dogs I had onto the Antiques Roadshow.
“Ooh,” Said the presenter, “This is a very rare breed, do you have any idea what they’d fetch if they were alive?”
“Sticks ” I replied.
Scritches behind Lo’s ear
Im sad the MMMmmmeetup was without the bromance of Lo Pan and Jack Mangan.
bumping our Rated R party up to a NC-17?
Only if there was mashed potatoes!
I don’t EVEN want to . . .
yes I do.
(there’s a lil cursin. so dont play it loud at work)
Well that was lacking from our mmmeetup.
She blew it away!
Boy that Mantan Moreland is one letter off from being Mangan… If I were to imagine Bill Cosby on heroine.. Well, then, thats *exactly* how he would talk.
CP: No Hassle Night — The Dead Weather
From the IMDB page of Usedhair’s movie:
Did You Know?
George Takei ad-libbed most of the “Star Trek”-related jokes in his dialog; screenwriter Peter David has disclaimed any responsibility for them. See more »
Wait, the Peter David that wrote several Stark Trek novels?
Was this the Kirk/Ironman cross over book?
I’d prefer a Larry David authored Star Trek novel.
That would be brilliant.
Star Kvetch II: The Wrath of Khanfeld.
Okay . . .
Kirk Your Enthusiasm?
I remember making one of these in elementary school. http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/objects/eclipses/3306081.html
It looks like some of us will be in the zone to see the annular eclipse Sunday!
Somebody get the Rainbow Connection out of my head please
I have a bucket of bleach around here somewhere..
I’d like to help but who said that every wish would be heard and answered, when wished on the morning star?
I’m antenna, aerial
I’m tunin’ in I’m outta control
Happy Birthday to the composite entity that is Paul Maki/John Boze (if skype is to be believed).
Tomorrow for those in the past.
Well i’ve studied greenwich meantime
And its different from cet
But in europe we’re all in line
And that’s no big problem for me, ha, ha
But over in the usa,
While we’re all having our tea
They’re maybe just getting dressed,
Well that’s no way to be.
Americans are behind
Well i called them on the telephone
During office hours
I’d spoken to their answerphone,
Some silly mumbling cow
She said “i’m sorry we’re not open yet
But have a nice day”
But it’s gone noon,
They’re still in bed
They’re far behind in the usa
Good lord, can’t you hurry up
Americans are behind
Americans, get a move on now!
At the third stroke
We will all have a jolly good time…
I’m sure I can hear the Japanese laughing at us all..
They are always laughing at us. 😉
They are too polite to laugh at us.
They will simply build a robot to do it for them.
An eerily life-like, sexy one, wearing a school girl outfit, tied up tightly in rope.
Thus ends the experiment on what happens to a society when it forces itself to be unnaturally polite in public.
You’re talking about the English, right? Except when they speak Russian, right? 😉
Best exchange from the financial hubub surrounding Facebooks IPO today.
True believer, justifying Facebook’s valuation – “Look at Apple, and it has NEVER had half as many users as Facebook.”
Response – “And Facebook has never had 1% as many PAYING customers.”
Okay, I’ll admit it’s sort of a pretty geeky, economics “snap”.
two hours of modeling = fun
Three hours of Diablo 3 = fun
90 minutes of Chronicle (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1706593/) = fun
One Okanagan pear cider = tipsy
Over all, I’d say I had a good Friday off work.
Tomorrow, taking my grandmother shopping.
Then having friends over for dinner and gaming = more fun
I can pick up Diablo 3 for about 12 quid cheaper than buying the game digitally from blizzard.
Wanted to share for all you music lovers out there, an awesome Ted talks about music:
and for those of you with daughters, here is a Ted talks from a 15 year old girl who created an online space for girls from struggling to find strong female role models, it is freaking awesome methinks:
A hugh-n-dre drive-by!!!!
From the latest Ansible:
Thog’s Second Helping. True Romance Interruptus Dept. ‘The light from this glorious girl’s face would dispel the shadow of any plane alive. She pressed herself to him with animal passion, untutored and wild. Her breath came in gasps and her body pulsed beneath his hands. The firm back muscles at her waist came alive. She threw herself on her back and her burnished face arose from the dark pool of her shimmering hair like the face of a swimmer in a dark lake. A pulse throbbed in the golden arc of her throat. Her breasts brushed the velvet sheen of her housecoat. Mitch’s lips found her throat, smooth as the cheek of a child, and when he kissed it he heard her stifle a tiny sob of passion. Then as soon as it had come it was gone. He knew with a grinding certainty that there would be nothing between them.’ (Hank Searls, The Big X, 1959.)
Hey gang. First step of the birthday weekend was taking off from work a half hour early (and it was a week of working days too) and going to The Avengers 3D, as my wife said it was good and Mr. Fabby said the 3D was not to be missed on the big screen. I was otherwise going to skip the movie as I didn’t see any of the other movies except Iron Man, pretty much because I didn’t care to see any of them.
It was good, but the 3D suffered the same thing every 3D movie suffers. It was pretty neat through half to 3/4 of the movie, but when suspension of disbelief kicks in all the way, I stopped noticing the 3D.
Today there is to be the Blue Door Pub for lunch, followed by cake at my parents house. http://thebdp.com
Blue Door does many varieties of the “Jucy Lucy,” stuffed hamburgers. These originated in South Minneapolis, complete with misspelling, but this is a much newer place in Saint Paul.
Looked over the tap list at the Blue Door (yes, I am preplanning my beer purchase at 7:30AM, what of it?) and thinking I’ll be trying the Lift Bridge Farm Girl. I like stuff in the Belgian varieties, and I have not yet tried anything from this Stillwater brewery.
Happy Birthday, JB!
Cheers! *Will lift a pint in JB’s honor later on*
DUB mthrfkn STEP
Happy Birthday JB!!!!!!
Happy BD JB!
I’ve heard a good review, but haven’t tried it out myself.
iOS now does this on some webpages.
yes it does on several of the web pages I go to and I appreciate it!
Digging this cover of a Bob Dylan track (video quality is a bit naff though):
Thanks for all the wishes!
Not that anyone asked, but the Farm Girl was pretty tasty, would make for a pleasant session beer. However, I had a standard Summit Extra Pale with the burger. The saison would not have held up to the burger.
John the Fisherman has no time for farmer’s daughters.
Happy Birthday JB!
And a saison is always a good choice
I may be biased…
Crap joke for the day:
I’ve come to one of those Swiss suicide clinics, do you know what the bastards have given me for breakfast this morning?
. . . . . . . . . . . Cheerios.
CP: Little Broken Hearts — Norah Jones
Remember like 10 days ago when hockey was awesome?
Hockey should be played on thin ice.
Its still awesome. And its still early
Happy birthday, JohnBoze! 🙂
Happy Birthday, JB!
EssBee and Sly B are the hostesses with the mostesses!
You can too!
The mostess what?
Oh I think you know… *wink*
Happy JD BD!
BD JD HaP!
When I grow up I want to be
One of the hangers-out with Maki
I think before my days are done
I want to be a Boze person
Calling John the Boze person!
Saw Avengers finally. What a fantastic experiment this whole Marvel Avenger project has been. Even a mediocre Avengers would have been a success… one that should never have happened in today’s film industry. I mean we’ve witnessed basically the feature film equivalent of a Saturday morning serial come to fruition. An impossible undertaking. The fact that it was such a brilliant film… this movie shouldnt fucking exist. Amazing. The only question is where do they go from here. Whedon finally got his moment.
I saw Avengers last weekend. As much as I liked the previous hulk movies, I have to say that THIS is the Bruce Banner I have been waiting for. It might be the touch of maturity. The other movies had such young guys playing him. It was refreshing to see the touch of grey in the hair.
Very agreed. It’s another miracle how Joss and Co. managed to take the character from the weakest of the films (other than Iron Man 2) and have Hulk nearly steal the show.
I actually really thought Eric Bana has the best banner up until now.
Just watched Sucker Punch.
Were you left hot by the eye candy but left cold by the plot?
All of it?
It actually was okay. Neat fight scenes.
Anytime you wanna re-watch it you can just borrow it from me 😉
Such a glorious mess of a film
May have posted this before, music generated from 500 twitter users:
Sounds like a 70’s kids tv theme (so far).
Happy Solar Eclipse Day! Dont stare at the Sun– you’ll burn your eyes out!
And todays weather in oklahoma… cloudy and stormy
Always celebrate when you live in a place that has interesting weather…
Not sure why I’d never drawn this connection
Disney has put the first episode up for the new Tron: Uprising animated series.
I’ll be interested to see how/if they deal with the apparent retcon issues. I think it’s got promise, though I think Nickelodeon’s new Avatar series is the stronger of the two.
Well, that was brilliant. I meant to include the link:
A less than positive review of the playing solo in Diablo 3:
I haven’t played that far into the game yes, but so far I’m enjoying it. Glad I didn’t pay for it though, I got it as part of a WoW promotional offer 🙂
ZP lays into Risen 2:
There will be a game 5!
Bout goddamn time!
Finally. Man, this is stressful.
The trees are blocking my view of the eclipse.
Here, let me adjust that for you.
From the O.G. Rollerball film.
CD(ownloading): My Earbuddies song. I wrote my segment about my song choice on the first leg of my flight, and will write about the song my Earbuddy sent me on the second leg. 🙂
Yeah that Gotye song was good the first 14 times I heard it.
Well, we did it. We drove 3 hours north and watched the annular eclipse. Even took some crappy pics. Pretty amazing stuff.
We didnt take just crappy pics. We took awesome pics w/ our awesome solar filter, fucker.
We also climb a cinder cone and drove through lava flows. . . . In Arizona.
And now, dinner outside at Beaver St. Brewery in Flag.
What a memorable day & road trip.
What an awesome day!
It did rock. We actually had an even better ring of fire than this, but this is the closest animation I can find.
And ours was yellow.
Chris Martin would have approved.
Thats awesome. Unfortunately for here, the clouds waited until just the right time to tell us “NO! YOU AINT SEEIN THIS!”.
Clouds are assholes.
I’ve looked at assholes from both sides now?
Not only a bad pop song, but more recently known as goatse. 😉
The last day of my four day weekend *sigh*
Commenting on the D3 link Van posted above: I have to agree with one thing the critic said, who wants to have a PC game where you can’t save as you want? If I wanted to deal with check points, I would have played on a consol. I had to replay two different areas. One because I got tired of trying to find a damn checkpoint and just shut the game down because John and I wanted to do something that, believe it or not,wasn’t Diablo related. The second map I had to reply because I got kicked off of Battle.net. If I was able to save regularly, it wouldn’t have been a problem.
Because of this checkpoint issue, I actually won’t be able to play the game as much as I’d like.. John and I usually play our respective games for about an hour after supper, before we do other things. Because there is no guarantee I’d be able to save and exit in that time, I’ll only be doing Diablo on weekends :angry:
Other than that, I am quite enjoying the game
Off to the grocery store. Later :happy:
God, people are assholes.
Yeah. The intertubes has made it way too goddamn easy for people to be fuckers without the “face to face” repercussions. This world is full of small, sniveling fuckshits, who’s only lot in life it seems is to make people feel bad about themselves. This of course is due to the fact that said fuckshits are just hiding their own self esteem issues. It’s bullying. But I have faith in karma that theyll get their comeuppance.
What am I saying? Its a fucking cruel world. I’m sure theyll never learn. Stupid karma.
P.S. *kicks soapbox across room*
Hands Lo Pan a lollipop.
Cant. Too many assholes.
CP: Jack — Widespread Panic
Ravi gets 30 days.
Wow. Why so harsh, NJ? Blech.
Here’s a neat trick.
Buy a small, successfull company and use it as collateral to get a loan to buy another company and merge the 2. As part of the purchase price, include a line item to pay yourself a few million for arranging the deal.
Now, use this larger company to get a bigger loan to merge with yet another company.
Again, build a large payment to yourself (for management fees) into the cost of the merger.
Repeat this process until the original, successful company can no longer make payment on these larger and larger loans that you have had it take out for all of these mergers and have it declare bankruptcy.
Walk away with $100 million in “fees” that you have paid yourself out of all those loans.
BONUS neat trick –
If you create a company to handle all these mergers and instead of paying yourself that 100 million as a salary … you give it to yourself as a year end “dividend”…
You will only pay a 13 – 15% tax on those millions instead of the 28% tax that schmucks who make an income would have to pay.
Crap joke for the day:
My wife is leaving me because because because because becaaaaaauuuse she thinks im obsessed with the Wizard of Oz.
*hands Van his Tin coat*
stupid. stoopid. IRS.
Is the revenue service in Canada or the UK any better?
The Inland Revenue are rather infamous over here for getting their pound of flesh.
Unless of course you are a BIG company…
Although as I recall, the basis of your government is strange women lying in ponds distributing swords?
I can’t answer your question Pixie without context. If you’re referring to J0e’s Romney link, I think that kind of thing happens everywhere. No matte what country you’re in, someone will find the loophole to your tax laws
*cracks up laughing*
+1,000 Internet points for Jack
However I am reminded of this:
Rummaging around in a cupboard for a vital bit of my solarscope, I discovered a SCSI CD writer..who uses SCSI these days?
/waits patiently for JJ to give a long list of examples.
/hopes Van will send him the writer.
/ hopes Van will speak English one day
TEB: I recently read a book from a Calgary sports writer: Bruce Dowbiggin. Have you read any of his stuff?
Dowbigg is it?
Nope, never heard of him. *pulls out Google*
Don’t read the herald or the globe and mail. That’s why
Just curious. He tends to be a dick to make his point. I didn’t care much for the book I read.
CP: Nadir (synchronicity) — Lisa Gerrard & Pieter Bourke
Dowbiggin sounds like an activity Tebow should do.
T-T-T Timmy and the Jets…
I’d Like a ‘W’: Zajac and the Devils Try and Even the Series Tonight
I’d like to solve the puzzle. It’s “Play the entire goddamn game, not just the first two periods.”
Congrats! You want that on a gift certificate?
Summer weather has arrived in Southern California.
Makes me feel fine
Rollin’ through the jasmine in my miiiiiiiiiind
Huh… I found ‘Drive’ vastly overrated. Comments?
Very subtle take, I thought.
Some very.quiet.still scenes with long.drawn-out.silences.
In the end, a gooder for me!
You know and thats the consensus take on the film. I think for me I heard too much of “this will revolutionize the action genre” talk. I should watch it again now that my overhyped expectations are done.
Not enough actual ‘action’, the trailer made it look better than it actually was, I may have been expecting too much.
Another film my nephew won’t forgive me for taking him to see.
So…. Jersey… youre halfway there
Bro-mantic: Martin and the Devils Destroy New York
Headline #2 –
Brodeurllo of Blood: Jersey Slaughters Rangers 4-1
CW- If Jack has dozed off.
W is for wondering
Just in case you thought I had turned stalker.