Colorado Rocky MMMmmmountain Show Notes.
Many thanks to Paul Maki for the recording.
Many thanks to Paul Maki, Lo Pan, EssBee, Darcy, and Susie for the fun.
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Colorado Rocky MMMmmmountain Show Notes.
Many thanks to Paul Maki for the recording.
Many thanks to Paul Maki, Lo Pan, EssBee, Darcy, and Susie for the fun.
Podcast: Play in new window | Download
312 thoughts on “Jack Mangans Deadpan #243: Meanwhile, Somewhere in Colorado. . .”
Even when I’m on vacation Tuesday still happens
If it’s Tuesday it must be Shotts.
Early to bed, early to – – oh damn it.
All this has happened before….
Alright, this is vaguely disturbing. I finally break down and get a twitter account so I can enter a contest for what is at least a reputable site.
Now, this morning, I’ve got two “followers” that I don’t recognize in any way. Is this the shape of things to come?
Is it me or does Deadpan seem to be down more than usual of late?
Jack Mangans Deadpan #243:
No Tony Mast this week. Instead, the audio from a mini-mmmmmmeetup that happened in Colorado. Featuring:
Are you ready for the Palooza. It will either be Buckaroo Bonzai or Bladerunner
Vanamonde (first of the week)
Send in content: 480-788-JMDP(5637) or e-mail: sphericaljackmatgmaildotcom
Closing Music: Hello the Future – The Really Awesome Johns (http://hello-the-future.bandcamp.com/)
I’m so far behind. 🙁
But I love ya… always have
Your crap joke for the day:
What a load of bollocks it is about women multi tasking. I’ve just told the wife to sit down & shut up. Can she do it? . . . . . . . Can she fuck!!!! 🙂
I missed one of the broken lyrics challenge songs. I’m probably going to have to choke Lo Pan the next time I see him. Good thing he’s immortal.
WHAT I DO WHAT I DOOOOO???!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
Hubby texted, he’s going to be a little late coming home today. Apparently the staff are touring the new school after classes let out at their current school(s). I went on google street view, it is the strangest looking school I’ve ever seen. It looks like two different buildings, that were expanded at some point and then, at a later time, joined by a long covered corridor. It will be interesting to hear what hubby has to say about it.
It’s funny how you don’t realize how much crap you have until you are forced to go through it. They are finally coming to renovate my bathroom tomorrow. In cleaning it out this morning, I must have thrown at least half of the stuff away.
CP: Silversun Pickups — Skin Graph
Only 17 comments on the deadpan and two of those are mine. Must be a slow day at the deadpan
*steps on pin*
*picks up pin*
*wipes up blood*
I think part of it had to do with the Pan being down foe awhile this morning
It’s not the quantity that counts, but the quality of the posts.
Also, click below to see the rare image of J.R. M.O.D.O.K.
Now that’s a quality post!
Mind = blown
Penis = ???
Hey! I look GOOD!
Now… My book callers
CR: He Sin War – Richard A Knaak
On an unrelated note, Red pandas are sooooo cute (I mean the animal, not the podcast)
SEAT!!!! SEAT!!!! (flustered Jack sounds flustered) Fuckin’ Laptop.
Yes, I did say “Backstreet Producers”. I noticed my error too late. I’m so sorry, Tony. You are now entitled to refer to N’span, on one future occasion of your choosing.
Backseat’s back?? ALRIGHT!
I might instead refer to the Dead Flan podcast. That would be a more interesting counterplay to Tony’s Losing It.
CP: Low Key — The Redwood Plan
I really like that band.
Oooh! Someone gave me that… ;). Will listen soon
CP: Iscariot — Bison
Hubby’s home way too early. The school tour was cancelled but nobody told him until he was already on the road so he came home instead
CP: sEXY mE & sEXY yOU — aRTIST oF tHE yEAR
CD: Grand Teton’s Sweetgrass APA
Relaxing for once. Enjoying some beer &NTN trivia.
“Tony’s Losing It!”
You know, that sounds like a good name for a podcast. Somebody oughta record that….
Somehow (no idea what could have possibly happened) we missed 1984.
“Dig if you will the picture, of you & I engaged in a kiss…”
Possibly the easiest one we had too…
Dunno JB, why DO we scream at each other?
Oh, and the song is called “Really Awesome Johns” by the band Hello, The Future!
Congrats Joe Sakic… 2012 NHL Hall of Fame (like there was a question 😉 )
Oh also Oats, Bure, Sundin….blah blah blah.
I kid… ALL worthy
Hall and Oates are so right together.
Great. Now Boulder in on fucking fire.
Hot enough to burn rocks?
Run Lo, Run!
Her name was “Dusty”.
Once or twice a year she’d blow into town.
She was the kind of a girl that clouded men’s vision, made them loose their way.
Ed from Texas said:
“Alright, this is vaguely disturbing. I finally break down and get a twitter account so I can enter a contest for what is at least a reputable site.
Now, this morning, I’ve got two “followers” that I don’t recognize in any way. Is this the shape of things to come?”
Unfortunately, yes. The two user accounts that are following you are most likely belong to marketers and/or spammers. The goal here is that you will follow them back, and then their advertising messages will appear in your main Twitter feed. You can prevent them from attaining this goal by simply not following them back.
All your tweet are belong to us. :silly:
I think I’d rather subscribe to @allyourbasearebelongtous
The weatherman said the rain will end this morning and it will be sunny and beautiful for the next week :cheerful”
stupid fingers :cheerful:
I’m not one for thoughts on god… but this makes me wanna at least hope that these people get taken care of in one way or another. Jesus…
It’s very scary . . .
Saw some pictures, looks pretty serious. Stay safe CO folks.
Your crap joke for the day:
I went to an 80s disco at the weekend & had a bit too much to drink..they played Jump by Van Halen & I was leaping round the dance floor, then Walk like an Egyptian by The Bangles & I did a silly Egyptian walk. Unfortunately the next song was Come on Eileen & I was asked to leave.
That joke had spunk.
You salty lad…
Killer Shrews… That’s right, I said shrews
I read that as Lannister & was disappointed not to see Tyrion Lannister in Legos.
A Canadian gamer? Really? Canada is getting a reputation and not in the good way
Just been here:
Watching a car appear to roll up hill is just freaky.
That sounds cool 😎
LoPan’s earlier post on the fires got me to thinking … and then writing.
If I can remember how to log in to my blogspot page I will post the little essay I created on big disasters and their effects.
In the meanwhile … here is a MUCH less altruistic view of things.
This is going to be such a BOOM for the home building industry in those areas. Construction jobs, plumbers, electricians, places that sell supplies to those people, jobs for those who support construction workers (food/apparel),a boom in sales at the home improvement stores, a boom at places that sell appliances for all those people who lost everything, jobs for the people who will have to be hired to deliver and install those appliances!
In an odd way of looking at it, This is nature “transferring the wealth”. The 1% who are the CEO’s and CFO’s of the insurance companies will see their profits decrease slightly as that money is instead used to pay off policies. When the policies are paid the money will then be redistributed to all of those middle and lower class workers mentioned above.
It seems evil to look at this from a $ perspective but that is the way Wall Street will view it. Well, except for the insurance industry. They will be weeping into their underground lakes of cash.
Interesting thoughts. I do hope youre right about the potential boom in the home building industry. Of course its all predicated on assuming the goddamn insurance companies pay what they should…
Yeh, I suspect they will not part with the cash quickly.
I felt icky even posting that because it feals so mercenary but as I spend a bit of every day immersed in the circus that is Wall Street, I thought their view should be posted as well.
I listened to an interesting talk earlier this week concerning Health Care and the pros and cons of it’s getting repealed. This guy sat there in front of the camera and unapologetically said, “Of course if it doesn’t get repealed it means that about 50 million American’s will have access to affordable health care … but let’s look at what stocks will suffer.”
The well being of 50 million human beings verses the price of a dozen stocks. It was a perfectly reasonable trade off for him (and many like him).
Well you know what they say… the needs of the few outweigh the needs of the many. That IS what they say isnt it?
STOCKS – noun. A device consisting of a heavy timber frame with holes for confining the ankles and sometimes the wrists, formerly used for punishment.
I wanted a cute contractor to do my bathroom. Was that too much to ask? :pouty:
If you get “competent” you should consider it a win. 😉
Can’t I have both?
Magic Mike opens in 2 days, Bunny
All right I managed to get into my blogspot thingy.
Thus I can spare the Deapan Forum from my philosophical ramblings.
My thoughts on God and disasters.
Sorry, no answers though.
In my little world, you have to decide those for yourself. :metal:
I give up any notion of a loving God a long time ago but people can be amazing.
I know people with a loving Dog. Is that close enough?
Did Led Zeppelin write a song about that, “Livin Lovin Dog”?
I like that, Van. You’re excused from your earlier crap joke.
What Would Eileen Do?
I’m expecting hubby to freak a little bit when he gets home. In order to work on the venting for the new tub, they asked for access to the wall on the other side. That wall has a bookcase with a bunch of hubby’s D & D books in it. I’m currently moving it now but I don’t think hubby will be overly impressed
CP: Leaving — KooKooKitchen
Sorry haven’t been around much lately, but work is eating my soul. I hope everyone is safe, happy and cool. I hope to have my ability to reply soon
FP: You’re a Runner – Me and My Drummer
Somehow in all the recording, did I neglect to mention we were at the Wynkoop Brewing Company?
Stuff to look forward too:
Just got soaked on a walk by torrential rain, going to to take some time for me to dry out.
I know all they did was sign a screenwriter to adapt, but still, I’m afraid.
I have been guilty of a few of these:
We interrupt your comments for a public service message from Hugh-n-Dre
I know it is late in the day for this but its never to late to get the message out.
Today is National HIV testing day. Even though you know you don’t have it, getting yourself tested helps them better catch the people who do, and getting a true sample of the entire population also helps them determine the facts on the numbers of people this disease affects (effects? I never remember when to use the e or when to use the a).
Make an appointment with your doctor or your local clinic and help save the lives of those who are fighting the disease.
oh and Walgreens across the country is beginning to offer free walk in HIV tests
that is all
Thank you for taking the time to read this if you did
The free walk in test are a cool thing.
YeARSSSSSS ago, when I was in my mid 20s and “active” I had a physical and my physician said …”So, have you been sexually active anytime between now and the last 20 years?”
“Why, yes.” I stammered.
He said, “Then I want to test you for aids. I will cover the cost and we will NOT even put in your file that you have been tested because sometimes just getting tested can cause insurance companies to give you grief.”
I was dumbfounded as I had never considered myself as a candidate for aids but agreed to be tested.
I turned out NOT to have aids and it was nice to have that certification. Only later did I realize how incredibly cool this doctor was to take that approach.
That’s my story on aids testing.
113 degrees + cardboard boxes left inside (very hot) car will yield a stench that would make grown men cry.
We call that the Lohan Effect
Was going to spend the afternoon brewing Heffweisen but just as we reached the end of the boiling period (and I had achieved a happy buzz … cause you have to drink while you brew) I was called away to search for a missing kitten.
Back home now. Kitten not found. Buzz destroyed.
At least my house isn’t on fire. :ermm:
reTweet from – The Colbert Report ?@ColbertReport
“There’s going to be a Spice Girls musical. I’ll tell you what I want, what I really really want. Not that”
I could certainly think of a lot worse inspirations for a musical.
RE: Snow Crash, the movie – No doubt they had to wait until the Enterprise was decommissioned before filming could begin :). That would be one helluva set piece if they did it as a practical set.
Knights of Badassdom! Bring it on!
So will you guys just disown me if I confess I want to see the Total Recall remake?
Nope. Ill see it too
I’d feel better if they’d just change the name.
It looks different enough that it could stand as it’s own film.
I nice idea
Oh man… thanks Ralph!
“C Fire” T ordered. Although I may have to get a “WFT” as well
CP: Einstien vs. Hawking – Epic rap battles
well this is very odd
GIANT GODDAMN PHOENIX DUST CLOUD!!!
My god, it’s full of stars. . .
Look I’m sorry if its coming off as a broken record but fucking I dont care. I saw a tweet today… “Spectacular Colorado #wildfire sunsets: proof that #God brings good out of every situation.”
No offense, but no. No it fucking doesnt. Right now, and after every “oh my fucking lord” happening in the world, I’d love to have a calm, cool, and collected sit down with ol’ Mr. Yahweh and ask him just what the fuck he’s thinking.
JJ I read your blog post today and I dont believe that helping out in times of need, no matter what your occupation, defines a “christian.” It defines what simply makes a good person. And like Van said, “…people can be amazing.” Yeah, they can. And are. And can be without the ball and chain of a denomination around their neck.
I need another Cap’n Coke, a shower, and a sleep.
/all done for a while
Yeh. “Sunset” post person clearly lacks a clue as to the brevity of the situation.
“I dont believe that helping out in times of need (snip)defines a “christian.” It defines what simply makes a good person.”
I think this may be where the confusion lays.
My premise is NOT that “only Christians are good people”. I’m not even sure how that concept was extrapolated from my post and I apologize for having written anything that could even be construed in that light.
To be very clear, in my experience “good people” can come from any race,religion,absence of religion, sexual orientation, gender, occupation, political affiliation … anyone can be “good people”.
What I was proposing is that giant disasters such as these fires do serve to remind people who have maybe stopped putting much effort into being “good people”, of the need to ACTIVELY return to that mode. In particular, disasters are a sadly effective “wake up call” to those Christians who (once again IMHO) have publicly pledge to be “good people” and have neglected to actively participate in helping other humans in need.
Again, I apologize for having given you the idea I was saying only Christians are good people. That is a completely inaccurate notion.
BTW, I was confused by the “ball and chain” analogy.
“Denominations” are not actually “one size fits all” but if you’re speaking generically, a “denomination” would only be a “ball and chain” around the neck if it was forced upon you and making you act in a way you didn’t want to act. If you choose a denomination because they believe in acting the way you want to act, it would fail the “ball and chain” test.
Some thoughts on that i09 movie list (Jesus, am I nothing more than movies and hockey these days?):
Neuromancer. Will this be the time it gets made?
Snow Crash. Attack of the Block was fun, but still, please no one make this movie.
Wreck-It Ralph: Had me at Q-Bert.
Singularity: Not the Bill DeSmedt book? by Roland Emmerich? Fuck.
I loved the “Wreck-It-Ralph” trailer. “Q-Bert is a little rusty.” -snort!
In a day of meetings and web lockdowns and haboobs and shitty news stories and getting called home and yet another device failure in my home, I’m only just getting caught up.
J0e, friends’ philosophical ramblings are always welcome. I’d also agree that Christians should strive to be more Christ-like, rather than so Klan-like, spewing hatred and bigotry in every direction. I’d also have to agree that helping others in need should be defined as a human trait – – but – – I didn’t interpret your blogpost as excluding the rest of us, but simply a callout to your fellow Christians to live up the lofty ideals of that Christ dude.
I’d love to go back to church sometime just to receive Communion so I can say to the priest, “cracka, please.”
Yeh. Pretty much nail on the head there Jack.
See ramblings above.
“so I can say to the priest, “cracka, please.”
That dusty haboob made me cough.
This is a true fathers love. And damn funny. Keep the sound turned up
Thanks, babe. Much-needed laughs right there.
More good stuff here from Louis CK. NSFW printed text, plus iffy sidebar links on the site. Still worth it.
6:15. Hubby’s left for work about 20 minutes earlier than usual. I think he’s over eager to get these last two days over with.
Happy Birthday, EssBee!!!!!
Used the guest bathroom to shower and get ready for the day for the first time in years. Now I want to redo that one. Too bad I can’t afford to keep the guests in the same luxury I want to keep myself.
Happy day of your birth Ess *great big bear hug*
Thanks guys! 41 today. My joints believe it, but I don’t.
We’re going to see The Avengers in 3D and then here, just opened yesterday:
pshaw… 41… you’re just a baby!
I bet Ralph wishes he were going to both with you! 🙂
HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY!!!
Birthday? Joints? EXCELLENT!!
Have a great birthday Ess! I actually liked Avengers more in 3D than 2D, go figure. 🙂
Happy Birthday Essbee!
This is entirely odd.
I’ve seen that before. I’m not scarring my brain again! 😉
My first question is, why?
It’s 9:30, why isn’t my contractor here yet?
Welcome to construction time 🙂
He actually did show up about five minutes after that post 😆
Well its been a while, since there’s been some hockey
But I’ll never forget ol’ Boobs McGee…
Oh, so THAT’S why the refs weren’t actually watching the games.
The linesman said, “No penalty for the hit”
But all that he saw was an eyefull of tit.
Stuck in a traffic jam in the middle of nowhere.
Why is there a traffic jam in the middle of nowhere? That’s just weird
Flooding on a lot of the roads.
My neurotic cat is not happy there a people here. I’ve had to move my work to the living room just so she can lay on me
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday dear EssBee
Happy birthday to you
(Lyrics printed without Warner Bros. permission)
Happy birthday, EssBee!
The latest census says, as of April this year, Calgary has 1.12 million people. Too many if you ask me
Happy Happy Birthday Miss EssBee! Enjoy your day with your family lovely lady.
Well, I say extend the celly through the weekend.
Your Van-like crap joke of the day:
Q: Whats the internal temperature of a Taun-Taun?
A: Luke warm
And you thought that joke smelled bad on the outside.
CP: My Beerdrunk Soul is Sadder than a Hundred Dead Christmas Trees — The Joy Formidable
So not only did the Supreme Court enable a win today for the human race, a local AZ court dismissed Goldwater’s latest bid to destroy hockey in Phoenix (Glendale).
I’m sure President Romney will repeal both asap
I know I’ve been busy, but did I miss the election?!?
I don’t know how they managed it but they completely stripped my bathroom without shutting off the water at all
Ooooooooh, bathroom stripping…
Next will be the shower scene!
Happy birthday Essbee!
Thanks, guys! We made it to The Avengers in 3D – loved it! Leave it to Joss W. to make a girl the star of that movie!
We didn’t make it to the new Niwot brewery, but did make it to The Pump House, and I managed to bring home a growler of their seasonal ESB. Lo Pan, we now have THREE Pump House growlers. you might have to relieve me of at least one.
I’ll relieve you gladly!!!
CD: Sam Adams Longshot Derf’s Secret Ale.
I know I am currently boycotting Sam Adams, but when the Longshots come out I needs to try em. This one is a sweet altbier (I guess) with a boom pow 9.3% ABV.
But have you tried the Sam Adams Dolph Lundgren Secret Ale? It must break you.
+1000000000 Van Dammes
It’s still today so I’m not too late – Happy Birthday, EssBee! Hope it was a good one.
There are still some details that need to be finished, but, at last, my wife and I were finally able to enjoy our pool. The rest of the summer is looking pretty good from here.
In the pool you put the english on the floaty to keep your balls in the water, just don’t splash.
Here’s a good summary of what Health Care Reform may mean to you as well as the “winners and losers” of it’s recent court approval. Seams to be a surprisingly “even handed” article.
Just reading a local article on Health Care Reform. It says last year our local hospital spent $60 million treating uninsured patients. They of course don’t “eat” that cost. They divvy it up and add it to the bills of those who do have insurance.
The after affects of yesterday’s cloudburst:
Actually missed the thunderstorm, but got caught in the traffic chaos.
Felt like a cheap horror film, as every route suggested by the sat nav to get home ended in a closed road.
Finally got home four hours later on a journey that should have took 30 minutes.
Your crap joke for the day:
Man goes to chemist
& says ‘I’ve 3 girls coming round tonight, i need something to keep
me horny.’ Chemist gives him 3 boxes of viagra extra strength. Next day
man limps back to the shop & shows chemist his cock. Its black
& blue & has skin hanging off. ‘Give me a bottle of deep heat’
he says. ‘You cant put deep heat on that’ chemist says in horror. No says man, its for my fuckin arm, the girls didn’t show up !!
And another one:
My mate said, “Why are you looking so happy?”I said, “My wife had one of those procedures done at the hospital today, that would put a smile on most men’s faces.”He said, “A breast enlargement?”I said, “No, a postmortem.”
*hands Van his rain coat and life jacket*
*takes away life jacket*
You may still have time to get this:
Hey Pan. Starting next week we get to arise an hour later. I’m expecting it to feel wonderful
Good crap jokes, Van!
Damn month end. As usual, I have to work the holiday Monday.
You still get the 4th off right?
*ignores silly ass Americancentric comments* :whistle:
“Heh” is Americancentric?
I believe the Bunny is Americanperipheralific.
I’m off to a folk festival and will be actually camping (shudder).
The place is on the Scottish borders and a 3G dead spot so later Pan.
Oh? Is it on “the rift”?
Morning 3 of no kitty.
That sucks J0e
Yep. That sucks.
Thirding the suckage.
Given the heat, I am hoping some passing children may have picked up the friendly, fluffy kitty, carried it home and then cried to their parents “It followed us home. Can we keep it?!?!?!”
That actually happened to me a few years back. I was driving around still looking after a week and saw the kids playing with it in their front yard … 3 blocks away.
Took some talking with them to finally get to the bottom of where they had “found” the cat.
Well, in this case that would be better then the alternative.
That way at least the cat has water and shelter.
CP: Road To Nowhere — Talking Heads
Would you like to come along?
You could help me sing this song
And it’s all right, baby it’s all right
Finally coming up for air after a ridiculously big season of anime. I finished 8 series so far this week, with another 3 to go. Fortunately the Fall season won’t be packed with stuff I’m interested in watching.
I dunno how you do it… but I commend ya!!!! 🙂
It’s a hobby, that’s for sure. Usually, I don’t watch more than a couple of shows a day, which is easy to fit in during my morning routine before work.
It also helps that episodes are usually only 24 minutes in length. 🙂
Don’t give up hope, J0e. We once had a cat go missing in mid-December, only to find her again on New Year’s Eve.
lmao @ DNPWWO
I’d say that’s a warning sign. 😉
This image is SFW, but the comic in general is not. And it isn’t for the easily offended. Not that I’m worried with this crowd. Just warning you.
One of these days I’m going to actually read all of these on-line comics I have bookmarked pages for.
I feel really certain of it.
Ugh. It’s only 1:30. Why can’t work be done. There’s yummy beer calling my name. 🙁
And my name!!!! The whore 😉
CD: Duchesse De Bourgogne
WOW! That is so fruity but very delicious!
fruity and delicious!
CD: Furthermore Knot Stock
Yummy black pepper adjunct beer…
What do you mean by adjunct beer?
It must be striving to get tenured
Ah yes, you can really taste the elbow patches and the tweed jacket on this one.
Ah, what what… high-brow comedy.
*clink of wine glasses*
Well, basically according to the original beer purity laws, beer could only have the four ingredients: water, hops, barley, and yeast. Anything additional that is not one of those is called an adjunct.
I learned it from Charlie the Beer Guy.
I suppose I could have used hyphens for clarity. “black-pepper-adjunct beer”
Wye Oak has a new single that will be on Adult Swim’s 2012 Singles Program.
New Tilly & The Wall!!!
There’s a harder Yeah Yeah Yeahs feel to this one.
Omaha 4 life!
Nothing quite so nice as BBQing, having good beers, and playing a game of HORSE with your daughter.
Finally… good times.
Soooo much better then shooting up some horse with your daughter.
(see – http://dictionary.reference.com/slang/horse)
Glad to hear about all the good times this weekend. 🙂 I have to spend a few hours working tomorrow, but I also have two parties and a big city festival to go to. :happy:
Hubby took his game stop gift certificate and picked up Batman Arkham City. Of course, I can’t play my game when he’s using the Xbox to play his hmmm
The kids are now back home from their two weeks in San Antonio with my parents. Thankfully, the pool is finally in a usable condition and they proceeded to jump right in shortly after we arrived 🙂
With the Fourth of July falling on a Wednesday this year, it seems some US folks and cities are celebrating today. I get to watch fireworks tonight, from the backyard of a colleague of my dad’s. :happy:
Well, my xbox decided to celebrate the 4th by RROD on me. That’s the second one I’ve lost. And I was on the last mission on ME3 to see the new content.
Cloud storage is your friend.
Latest Jack Mangan Tech Fail:
My Idiotphone no longer connects to the internets.
Ah, the problems of the first world.
This is why I have a phone from 2004 and a Sega Genesis.
http://www.wired.com/business/2012/06/youtube-commenters/ The world will miss this comedy source if this effort truly succeeds.
fuk u and ur idiut blak cooomen t. il dwo wut i wanth
Jack. Please don’t take the following rant as a comment on your choice in articles to post. I’m not trying to single this article out as better or worse than anything else out there, just using it as an example.
Here is what drives me nuts about journalism right now. The ONLY actual factual content in that article was: “We’re working on some improvements to the comment system, so hopefully we’ll have an update on that in the next few months,”. Everything else was speculation. So YouTube is trying to improve their comment system… this is news? Of course they are. Why wouldn’t they be. There is nothing in the facts of this article to even insinuate that they are close to a solution or are even trying to do anything more than put a better looking text box around each piece of shit comment. Putting a title on this article about YouTube developing a secret weapon against commenters was grossly unjustified and done exclusively to draw people in to read an otherwise useless piece of information.
I get a lot of shit from people for not wanting to keep up with current events. But I maintain that it’s not because I’m lazy, but rather that I have a really low tolerance for journalistic bullshit. I don’t have the time or the desire to read pages of useless junk to find out something so useless as that a business claims to have plans to try to improve their product.
*gets off soap box*
I’m justaJ0e … and I approve of this rant.
*weeps that UH didn’t like the Wired article*
samiam is a criminally underrated band. A SoCal punk pioneer that never got their due
Night in = Bliss for the tired and weary.
Good friends, good beer, good food (lots of good food), great fireworks show. That was a great Saturday night.
Good night, Pan.
Funny song, but the video is kinda disturbing in the middle
Last week I read “Ferinheight 451” for the 1st time.
Yeh, I know. Just NOW reading it?
Somehow I escaped reading it in school. Almost a shame the make young school kids read it as it’s dense descriptive structure is probably what made it such an unpopular read among my classmates. I suspect many who are forced to read it “too soon”, form the opinion that they don’t like his books and never read another or go back and try reading it again as an adult.
As for me … I liked it. Love the prediction of future things that have come true in one way or another.
Boo for month end. Making me work on such a beautiful day
My work sent me a shiny new printer. Unfortunately, when I was in Ontario for training, tech took my computer to add some programs to it. They also seemed to have removed all my rights. So I have this wonderful new printer I can’t use because I don’t have “administrator” rights needed to install the printer drivers.
stupid work *mutter, mutter*
The new Warhammer rules came out yesterday.
While I am playing on spreadsheets today, hubby is downstairs playing with his futuristic armies. Personally, I think he got the better deal.
It’s a beautiful 24C outside. The sun is shining. I live within walking distance of one of the largest urban parks in North America. And where am I? In one of the smallest rooms in my house, staring at big numbers in little boxes. I think the weather is mocking me.
Went downstairs to change the laundry around to discover my hubby is actually not playing his Warhammer game. Instead he decided to rearrange the basement. Whatever makes him happy I guess *shakes head*
Oooo, thunder. Looks like we may get a bit of an afternoon shower. Now I don’t feel so bad about being inside.
I have about an hour or so of work left, then I think I’ll find me some ogres to kill
The rain stopped, the sun came back out. So not only is it beautiful out side, it also has that wonderful smell that comes after a rainfall (window’s open that’s why I know this).
Holy cow! I’m finished for the day. I think I’m going to go out and smell the freshness.
Speaking of Fish Creek, this is where I’m going for my birthday http://www.bowvalleyranche.com/restaurants.html
Happy Canada Day, Canadians!!
Moose + Beer, Eh
Since I forgot to say it here, Happy Canada Day, TEB!
Happy Canada Day,eh.
So, is this just another excuse to have a drink? If so, I’ll gladly be Canadian for today 🙂
Oh … Canada!
Hope youse guys had a good day!
*Ignores Canadiacentric comments*
Celebrated with yesterday’s pancakes and French Toast for breakfast.
Get a rope!
Thats epic…. but check this *cough*
Sunday turned out to be great. We went to the San Diego County Fair to see one of our local music acts perform. We also walked around the fair a bit and enjoyed a hot dog, deep-fried artichoke hearts (I liked them), and ice cream sundaes. Good times. :happy:
Good night, deep-fryer batter.
Drank: Epic 825 State Stout. My favorite stout ATM. Mmmm good.
Dammit AZ. Bugs should not be larger than my thumb.
In my living room.
OK, last of my comment spree:
I expected to hate this article, but didn’t. Read, if you have time.
While I can see some of his points, he does come across as awfully damn pretentious.
I’ll concede that he’s awfully impressed with himself.
Morning Pan, survived the camping, the midges were fierce and many bites of my flesh taken, heading home.
Thank the universe for anti histamine’s.
Yes. At first glance I thought you wrote 0
“…survived the camping, the minges were fierce and many bites of my flesh taken,…”
Had to re-read again. Slowly.
It’s 7AM and already it’s frikken hot.
Welcome to ME3, Rhettro! 🙂
Thanks ditto, I managed to finish my second go through on ME2 to rebuild my character lost in the Xbox hard drive fire. While I managed to save Ash and Kelly for some reason I lost Jack on the finale mission. 🙁 I also keep my relationships in ME2 strickly professional. hehe. So I’ve started the opening scenes of ME3. Ashley looks a lot different with long hair.
I still need to ‘replay’ the ending to see what sort of jackassery they added to appease people who don’t understand storytelling. 😉
Um… I *got* the story and I liked it. But the game deserved a better epilogue than it originally had. And BioWare realized that.
I was happy with my ME3 ending so have no real drive to play the extended version. I heard a spoiler cast on the extended ending on one of the podcasts I listen to. That’s good enough for me *shrug*
You gamers are so cute!
We’re hardcore gaymers.
OOoh. I prefer tag
Even though school is out, hubby just left for work. He’s part of a team that’s putting on a presentation for an education seminar later in July. They are discussing and planning today. fun times
My Boo has schizophrenia. This hit me especially hard.
A close friend’s brother has it too. It’s been terribly rough on their family.
and two of my brother in-laws.
ZP takes a peek at Lollipop Chainsaw:
For a change, that review seems to fall in with everything else I’ve heard about it.
I must admit, when hubby went to his meeting thing this morning, I didn’t think he’d be gone all day.
In celebration for the upcoming US holiday
Jack, I won’t be able to do show notes tomorrow. Month end is really kicking my butt
No worries, Bunny. Tomorrow’s show notes should be pretty self-explanatory.
Steve Ott to Buffalo?!?!?!?! Gimmie that sweater NOW
RAIN BABY RAIN!
“The Vancouver Canucks and former Panthers defenseman Jason Garrison have agreed to a six-year contract, which a source told ESPN.com’s Pierre LeBrun is worth $27.6 million.”
No Jokinen: Jets Sign Olli Away From Calgary
Crying fHOWL: What’s Going On in the Desert?
Just finished a MASSIVE (well, by my standards, which are admittedly pretty low) freelance project. 9 and a bit hours of work over two days.
Currently lying on the couch with my laptop, enjoying the feeling of surfing the web for fun and not for research. :happy:
Commencing installation of iTunes v10.6.3.
Here’s hoping all goes well.
Only in Japan. They’ve combined a pop idol (girl) band with a metal band. I think I got whiplash.
Jack: I will get you your content some time this week. I just haven’t managed to get my act together yet. Sorry.
No worries, ditto. I know you’re good for it. No worries.
Now if you’ll excuse me. . .
Enough!!!! *shaking fist*