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It’s far too early to greet the day with a smile.
The day can just show itself the door.
…and Happy Birthday Lejon, you aren’t old just seasoned.
Thank God it’s…. wait a minute!
We seemed to have gotten a bit of snow last night
Jack, why for your show hiccups half way through the download and I have to tell itunes to try again? It always works on the second try.
Happy Birthday from me too Lejon
I have no ear buddy 🙁
Yeah, Jack’s right. The song was a little depressing.
Jack Mangans Deadpan #264: Everythings Gonna Be All Right
Promo – Compensating Controls (http://www.jameskeeling.com/)
Amy Bowen’s airport update
Ed from Texas
DJ Bunny (first of the week)
More from Amy
EssBee with the contents of the outside of her fridge
More from EssBee
Amy’s further travels
The Energizer Bunny
EssBee cut off again
Amy continues to travel
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Umm the second witch bit wasn’t a stolen paragraph
Sorry, there was no info in the recording so I had to guess.
Facebook is trying to make me be friends with everybody. Meh, if you want to pretend you like me, go ahead and find me.
Friend request sent.
There, I did one thing, that wasn’t even on my to do list. At this rate, I’ll never get anything accomplished.
And no, it wasn’t the show notes
There, I sent out three e-mails this morning (four if you count Jack’s), and two of them were actually on my list.
Now… time to put in a second load of laundry.
Finally a show on SyFy that I want to see. The trailer for Defiance actually looks good.
I also want to see The Last Stand. The sense of humor I see in the ads and trailers is working for me.
Yes, we too are looking forward to defiance. I never heard of the Last Stand, though. Will have to see if it’s coming to Canadaland.
It is this movie: http://www.beyondhollywood.com/the-last-stand-red-band-trailer-has-cussing-exploding-bodies/
My coffee people finally got back to me. Not only are they sending me the coffee I ordered, they said I can keep the three boxes of pecan coffee I got in error. I still don’t know what I’m going to do with 100 cups of pecan coffee. Maybe I’ll send some to work with John.
So today has been a bit crazy so far. This morning, we realized my car had been broken into last night. The glove compartment had been rifled through, and the light was on/door left ajar. As a result, the battery was dead.
AAA just left after jumping the battery and now I’m waiting for the police.
Also, for Lo Pan: http://boingboing.net/2013/01/09/sol-yurick-author-of-the-warr.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+boingboing%2FiBag+%28Boing+Boing%29
That sucks Essbee 🙁
Warm hugs from here (or is it cold hugs given the weather?) Hopefully your day will get better.
That’s crap EssBee. I hope everything gets sorted out for you.
It’s snowing again. I don’t remember authorizing that.
You need to read the small print.
Can’t, I don’t have my reading glasses on
Had to happen sooner or later:
Ok, it can stop snowing any time now. Really it can
Expecting a possible 10cm (4″) more of snow. *sigh*
Big freeze predicted for the UK over the next few weeks.
Considering the last few predictions have been duds time will tell if this is another false alarm.
Your crap joke for the day:
Jump in and I’ll take you home.” I said to my dwarf neighbour, who was sat at the bus stop today.
“Piss off!” he replied.
“Suit yourself then,” I said, as I straightened up my backpack and continued with my walk.
I think I need to go find some food.
Cars getting broken into is never fun. Used to live near a halfway house. This was a more than frequent occurrence. I leave almost nothing in my cars anymore.
And happy birthday Lejon!
Great new Alice in Chains video/song is great
DADDY’S LITTLE BULL DYKE?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
And this is why I have Java disabled by default in my browsers:
The pain upstairs that makes my eyeballs ache… bleeargh.
Happy birthday here too, Lejon! (Someone with ready FB access oughtta pass along these Deadpan birthday wishes)
Happy birthday Lejon!
And I posted that to his page too, though I haven’t found Bunny’s yet.
Really? How many Ryah’s in Calgary can there be?
Which is why I’m letting people come to me. I figure, with my unique name, I’d be easier to find than the other way around.
I was just too busy to look very hard. Thanks for taking care of it for me. 🙂
Well, I jinxed myself alright. The week got harder.
Happy Birthday Lejon! Enjoy your day and I look forward to seeing you and Michelle soon
Wow. Leo DiCaprio was dissed again.
CP: Dreams So Real — Metric
I can appreciate the suckage of having your car broken into. Was nearly 20 years ago (I know that, cause it’s the year my wife and I got married) that I came out one morning to go to work and found my car had been broken into. Bleh!
CW: Boardwalk Empire S3E5
For once I would like a bad guy who isn’t a pervert (autoerotic asphyxiation)
Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him ..(Oh, man, this is so bad, it’s good)….. A super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.
My ribs hurt.
simply . not . enough . coats
THIS better one of the comments of the week on the next Deadpan. I want to hear Jack’s tongue cry out in agony.
Two obese Patties, Special Ross, Lennie cheats picking bunyons on a Sesame Street bus?
I’m really surprised that there hasn’t been a “what can we make Jack say on the podcast” theme yet.
Well there was the railway station with the longest name.
Well, I often used to post up multi-paragraph story fragments, they just never got randomly chosen…
In my spare time I engage in weasel stomping while eating mayonnaise right from the jar.
I wish you guys could witness, firsthand, the skill at which I am procrastinating in getting my Christmas tree cleared off and put away.
For instance … right now I am posting this, instead of packing boxes.
I work in procrastination the way that other artists work in oil paint or clay.
Watch out for the pointy end of your tree. You could put your eye out.
This is a great read, even if it starts a bit slow. You don’t need to take sides to enjoy the article.
*is a huge fangirl*
Read the reviews for a chuckle:
Crap joke of the day:
I was rooting under my mum’s bed when i came across a suitcase. Curiosity got the better of me so i opened it. Inside was a leather mask, leather cape, crotchless leather shorts and a leather whip . . . . . . I couldn’t believe it . . . . . . . . . my mum, a super hero!!
The first time I took hubby to meet my mom we were put up in her spare bedroom. We were rummaging around the drawers there (mostly thinking there would be an empty one to put our clothier), and found something similar…along with an ad and replies by mem who wanted to be dominated. True story.
I’m sometimes surprised John actually married me given my family
Clothier = clothes in
Bunny’s mom is a Super Hero!!!
Rummaging around in your mothers draws..oh the shame.
Hey, it was a guest room. We have a dresser in our guest room and it’s empty so that guests can actually use it. Go figure.
When Darcy’s mom passed, she, her sister and I were cleaning up her apartment and Darcy says “What the hell is THIS?” And holds up a black leather bustier with red leather flames.
Lots of travel in the next month or so. Chicago all next week, then Atlantic City close to end of the month, Washington DC in the first week of Feb. Right now, the Phoenix trip is slated for Feb 18-22. I’m hoping to stay the weekend and hang out in Phoenix if anyone is available. Once the dates are definite, I will let people know.
It seems to have finally stopped snowing.
I went over our credit card expenses over the last year to see where we can cut down. Did you know I put ten times the amount hubby does on our credit card? Seriously, what’s that about?
You like multiplication?
Yeah right. I’m an accountant. That’s what it is. How silly of me. (that and the fact that if we want/need anything I’m usually the one that gets it, no matter who it is really for)
Where did my phone go? How can I make calls if it’s missing?
I know there are some roller derby fans in this fam:
This is really awesome. Good way to start today:
T. G. I. F.
Make it great, Pannites
Need someone to call your phone for you, Bunny?
That’s ok. I found it under a pile of papers. :cheerful:
Camera collector finds pictures from WW1 still in camera.
… and no, I don’t know why this ended up under Bunny’s “pile of papers” comment.
/Raises a skeptical eyebrow
Well, I have a bathroom to clean
Jack, I read the Richard Marx piece. I agree, well-written. However, it reinforces my motto “mean people suck.”
Q: What do you call a woman in high heels, jeans, tight t-shirt, and make-up walking into a comics shop?
A: A CUSTOMER, YOU SEXIST ASSHAT.
The weather man said we had record snowfall in the last 24 hours. Looking at my car and yard outside, I believe it
Some people have far too much time on their hands:
Reading through the company policy manual and found that “deliberately loafing” is a prohibited behavior. I think deliberate loafing would make a great band name.
“Deliberate” sounds like a lot work.
I would think that proper loafing should be effortless.
Cyberpunk 2077. It’s the game trailer everyone is talking about.
I like the song too, even though I haven’t heard of the band before.
This is always what I think of when when you talk about a Cyberpunk game:
(Ironically, that is a super-cheesy website)
And actually, it looks like the video game is based on the classic R. Talsorian RPG. Definitely a good song in the trailer.
Birthday weekend: the plot thickens…
You know what doesn’t get you off to a good start on your new set of New Year’s resolutions? Going on vacation on the evening of Day 4. It was a FANTASTIC vacation, though. I got to see my family and several of my California friends, and finally got to go to Disney California Adventure and see all the new stuff there. Even better, I got to stay in the Grand Californian Hotel for the first time! Woohoo! :happy:
Catching up on the Pan since I’ve been gone:
Desert Pixie: You’re welcome! (re: the Christmas card I sent)
Jack, J0e, Rhettro: I got glasses back in the fall after I got a not-perfect-but-still-passing score on a DMV eye exam. It’s my distance vision that needs correcting, though; I can still see things close up just fine without them.
Jack: Thanks so much for posting the latest Oatmeal comic. I loved that. 🙂
Bunny: Nice job on the rhyming play-by-play!
Re: Van’s link to this article:
*jaw drops open*
MUR MADE IT.
(scroll down to the May section, you'll see it)
Way to go Mur!
And, the first day of painting is done. Amazing how transformative a coat of paint can be.
Yes, yes, I am fully domesticated.
Ed, you are supposed to paint the house, not yourself!
Apparently I failed finishing school….never could balance that book on my head while walking either.
Well, it’s not Zmed, but still quite Deadpan:
full of awesome
The White House has officially responded to the ‘We the People’ petition to commit the US to building a Death Star.
Got the new solid state harddrive installed. Currently trying out the dual booting. Posting from Linux Mint at the moment. It sure is a lot zippy-er with the correct Nvidia drivers installed.
Thoughts at the end of the day:
Good to see Mur getting some props.
iZod should be wearing an IZOD shirt.
Pixie is really fucking good to me.
+1000 to Pixie
All hail Pixie !!!
Off to screwed at the post office (buying euros I hasten to add).
And here I thought this was quirky UK slang for some euphemism I couldn’t quite grasp.
Well, it is now!
I hope the Ravens enjoy our deep freeze. It’s 6 degrees outside right now.
That’s right! I had heard that Denver had added Mr. Snow Miser to the roster just before the cut-off. Nicely traded.
I don’t think it was a fair trade. Really, he’s too much.
I love the small company I work for. I wrote to the head HR guy with JustaJoe’s comment about deliberate loafing being too much effort. He wrote back completely agreeing and adding…
My question to (the person that put the “deliberate” statement in the manual)is if non-deliberate loafing is by rule now OK? So if I just zone and sit there drooling because I went catatonic, is that OK?
Keep in mind that the head HR guy is also easily the most inappropriate person there on a social level. I keep joking with him that he needs to send himself off to go see himself for a reprimand.
I love it when that “stream of thought” voice in my head, manages to escape out into the “real” world … and no one ends up getting hurt.
I’m glad things have moved on:
Hubby and I, for reasons I really don’t understand, have decided to start filling in our shelfari (http://www.shelfari.com/readerbunny/shelf). I think it’s going to be a never ending thing.
Just finished watching the new Dredd. It was fun
It’s not Dredd without Rob Schneider.
The Law doesn’t make mistakes.
I employ each of you to watch the video: “Rappers Delight” by Sugarhill Gang.
Wow we are all so old.
Oh, somebody make this happen:
Am I the only one here who doesn’t want to see the sun rise tomorrow?
Right Pan, off to Amsterdam by Ferry, phone will be useless for the next few days so later..
Have fun storming the Castle!
Enjoy the window shopping.
CD: Avery IPA
Happy, Happy Birthday Jack Mangan! You’re one craaaaaazy guy.
What, another one? Jack, you’ve really got to cut back on these birthdays. You keep this up, you’ll find yourself an old man one of these days!
He’s like, 16 years old in honeybadger years.
Happy Birthday, brother!
Happy Birthday Jack!!!
It snowed again last night. It can stop doing this now.
Happy birthday, Jack!
Happy Birthday! That’s a fact, Jack!
Happy birthday, Jack!
I need to ask the Deadpan’s resident gamers (and/or folks with kids) for assistance.
I’m currently writing a non-original story in which two characters play a Mario Kart-style racing game, in which every character has a different special ability that only that character can use. Please, give me your ideas for what those abilities might be. They can be ones that characters actually have in Mario Kart, or ones you just made up. Go crazy! :happy:
The power ups I can recall from Mario Cart were:
1. Shrink your opponent.
2. Rush forward by turning into a rocket.
3. Drop oil slick.
4. Become invincible.
5. Drop bombs.
I don’t recall character abilities as being a factor, but rather what power ups you could pick up as a result of what character you had on your team.
Two things Rhett didn’t mention that I remember (also these were globally available)
1. Ink your opponent (this caused them to go blind for a short time
2. Shell your opponent (You’d pick up turtle shells and could shoot the other drivers)
The only thing I recall being specific to each driver were the cars you could choose. Most had similar abilities (fast acceleration, fair handling, average speed OR average everything OR slow acceleration, great handling, awesome speed). So this was the first thing a drive had to choose from.
Happy Birthday Jack.
Currently Wondering: When the 3rd Great Northern album will be done. 🙁
lmao. I’m reading one of my computing magazines. An article in a previous month pissed off one of the major database gods. The response was awesome.
/youre welcome Jack
CP: What The Water Gave Me — Florence + The Machine
*sigh* It can really, really, really stop snowing any time now.
I changed the kitty litter. My neurotic cat hasn’t decided if I’ve done it right
Happy Birthday JACK! WOO WOO!
ok, who’s Richard Allen Uhlig and why does he want to be my friend. Apparently we both know Rhettro
That’s a good question. I do know you both, I haven’t a clue how he would know you.
How do I know him? We were in high school together, hung out in the same crowds.
He’s a writer and a director of movies now.
Well, I denied him.
There was also a girl in our high school class who has the last name of “Deines” now. I wonder if he just got confused?
Yeah! Take THAT well meaning but confused person!
Bah! Comment moderation. That’ll learn me to put two hyperlinks in one response.
CP: The Hazards of Love 1 (The Prettiest Whistles Won’t Wrestle the Thistles Undone) — The Decemberists
Rhettro: You still picking out a song for me? 🙂
Yes, and in fact I have one selected. I’ll get it emailed to you after work. A difficult choice it was.
:metal: Excellent! I look forward to listening to it.
Well that’s a sticky wicket
Well you know, one in the hand …
…is worth glue in the tush?
No thats not it
Thx for the bday wishes, y’all. I’ll do a proper post tonight.
I love you all :shirtlessOzzy:
Yub nub. Ya dig?
Rhettro and J.R.: Thanks for your help! :happy:
I go away for a few days, and this is what the conversation turns to??
I gotta say big-up thanks to my main girl, Pixie, for a great surprise Vegas weekend. In many ways, I am a truly lucky man.
Also: While in LV, I got to thank Teller for his phone call to Joe a few years ago. His response: “I remember Joe Murphy. He’s a very loved man.”
Yes, he said it aloud.
Thanks again for the birthday kindnesses, amigos y amigas. You guys are the motherfucking way.
Goodnight :from old me:
Late night Birthday Wishes! Happy Birthday Jack!
Earbuddy Pixie? I still haven’t done a response to your song, but was wondering how you were coming along on my song too…
I’ve been so scattered of late, don’t know if my attention span has simply gone to shit, or if it is yet another consequence of working nights. I get to where I can’t even focus on a single paragraph of writing.
When I got to the point where my playlist of what to listen to (podcasts) got to one day and the other playlist I’d been meaning to get to got to 5 days I had to do a bit of mass purge.
This week I really should take some time to commit to writing, I have a printer babysitting job for some time, and I’ll need something to occupy…
And meanwhile the Introcast I was on sputtered and unceremoniously podfaded, but as I was just one of the newbies I can’t really spearhead it continuing.
Actually though, it does occur to me to ask if anyone has an interest in joining up with an Introcast I myself will be trying to get started in the coming months. There is a Canadian series based around a fictional Shakespeare festival called “Slings & Arrows. It is really quite good and I want to start up the podcast myself. I have one possible newbie lined up but I am looking for at least one more person who has never seen the series to join in.
The nice thing about the series is it is nice and compact, three total seasons, six episodes each, and then it is done. So a nice, tight 18 episode podcast, possibly 22 if we do recap/predictions episodes. Think it over…
Is it castle storming time?
Well a bit belated, but Happy Burthday Jack.
The mini cruise dead relaxing, but my navigator by hook or by crook kept me away from any window shopping.
Glad you’re back, Van!
I finished Series III and loved it.
And I’m wearing a jumper Sarah would be proud of today. 0F out there this morning.
I went into accounting, why exactly?
I guess it just seemed to add up.
I agree with this: “Tron: Uprising” is actually quite good.
Unfortunately we don’t get Disney XD in our current bundle, otherwise I’d be watching it. Most likely be picking up the DVD. I watch Tron Legacy last night and while there is a lot of visual splendor I was mostly bored through it. I’m hoping the next one will quicken the pace a little.
Got a lot of episodes on my NAS I still haven’t got round to watch.
CP: Coleen — The Heavy
Return of the Maki! And of the Van!
Welcome back, gents.
Now if only my cold would go away…
How very MakiVanian….
Lo Pan, you’re a prince.
Great new Tegan and SAra song/video is great:
will watch at home!!
Quiet day round the Pan. I guess it’s been a few years since we’d hit 2000+ per episode, but I recall it as though it were a meal ago…
Said Jacky the cat as he reared back to clear whatever foreign matter tainted his cast.
Nobody wants foreign matter in their taint…
Oh, hell yeah! Speaking of jumpers:
WHAAAAAT WHAAAAAT WHAAAAAAAAAT??!?!??!?!?!?
The Toadies “Get Low” is up for the “Lo Pan’s Song of the Year 2012” award. See all the finalists at theresnotreallyasiteforthis.com
Toadies?? That’s a presence I’ve not felt since…
Ok look at these bands that released/will release albums in the last year or so/this year – Local H, Soundgarden, Toadies, Deftones, Garbage, Bush, Jane Addiction, Smashing Shitkins, Dinosaur Jr., Melvins, Mudhoney, Alice in Chains… oh its 1993 all over again sir.
BTW, Pearl Jam’s TEN is 22 years old. HA HA ugh.
I’ll get out my flannels and my angst.
Ah, there they are…. always close by.
…and the hair. Don’t forget the hair.
Morning Pan, back in the wild and woolly country that is Scotland, a light coating of snow and thick blanket of bleakness greeted my morning view.
Going to see Gangster Squad later at the flicks.
Switched from coffee to hot tea with honey yesterday.
I liked it.
Will do so today as well.
mmmm. Lemon tea with honey makes me all melty
I’d like to think that my trying to get another half cup of tea out of my tea bag isn’t due to my being cheap but being desperate.
I only have so many tea bags in the house.
Tegan & Sara video = AWESOME!
Today’s Google Doodle is a cute little game.
I scored 136. That was fun. :happy:
In the personal news front, I am once again a working gal. Too bad it’s an unpaid position…for now. I actually started a few days ago but don’t officially start until Feb 1st. I couldn’t announce it until after the 15th for various convoluted reasons. I’m taking over the business side of Tyche Books (marketing, bookkeeping, blah, blah, blah). I think my official title is “office manager” but, since my cards haven’t gone to the printers yet, that may change.
Anyway, right now I’m going over their books and getting a feel how they do things and doing a little cleaning of them which means – looking at numbers in little boxes again. Really, I don’t know how I get myself into these things.
Congratulations on the work!
Hope it becomes a lucrative effort for you.
Congrats, Bunny! :happy:
Congratz Bunny, I hope it turns into something profitable for you.
Google’s Zamboni game is pretty funny.
Oh, Lacuna Coil at the Marquette in March. I wonder if we get to meet Ms. Scabbia?
Beautiful woman. Awful last name.
Does not a rose smell as sweet?
Only if its Rose McGowan.
Actually that probably smells like battery acid. What with the Marilyn Manson and all.
Wow, it’s 9:30 already. Where did the morning go?
I might try to do a PBP after lunch.
Good Morning, Pan. I’m “working” from home this morning. *snicker*
Actually, I’m taking part of a lecture via LiveMeeting. It’s nice to attend a class, while still in my jammies and eating leftover Thai food for breakfast.
Now, if only I could understand the Doctor who is speaking on the conference call. :-/
It’s important to match the ethnicity of your food with the speaker’s accent.
… it’s a theory I’m just now developing.
But I have conference call every morning run by a Scottish woman…
Is she related to Van?
JK, Van! Couldn’t resist!
justa, coat, PLEASE!
Well Jack, looks like it’s Haggis for breakfast fer yooo!
Ugh. I hate cnet and hidden stuff that they attempt to install.
I am massively enjoying A Memory of Light, though have several criticisms for Brandon Sanderson. I’m only 200 pages in so far, but already one huge question has been resolved – was resolved in the prologue.
JohnBoze: Check your Really Big Things Gmail. 🙂
A bit of NHL news on one of my favorite writer’s show:
He’s so great.
Ok peeps, you were warned!
Today’s movie is The Presence
The DVR write up: a malevolent spectre haunts a solitary woman living in a secluded cabin
This movie is for mature audiences… I don’t think any of us should be watching it then
A lonely river
So far, that’s it. Five minutes in and we still haven’t left the river shots
Ah ha! A lonely cabin
Oh, back to the lonely river
A lonely man
A wet woman
A squeaky door
I don’t think the lonely man is happy the wet woman is in his lonely cabin
That runs counter to my experience.
A warm glow
An empty cupboard
A solitary cup
Some dirty dishes
A new day
A small boat
The wet girl is in the small boat on the lonely river
A brisk walk
A stinky outhouse
A dead bird
A quiet burial
The lonely man watches the wet girl perform the quiet burial
Some soft music
The lonely man puts on some soft music annoying the wet girl who is trying to sleep
A friendly face
A tiny shed
The lonely man locks the wet girl in the tiny shed
An old book
Some hot tea
The lonely man is giving creepy feelings to the wet girl
Another dead bird at the stinky outhouse
A silly boyfriend
I don’t think the wet girl is happy to see her silly boyfriend
The lonely man is definitely not happy to see the silly boyfriend of the wet girl
A pretty picture
The silly boyfriend wants the wet girl to go with him to the stinky outhouse
The warm glow breaks leaving the silly boyfriend in the scary dark in the stinky outhouse
Oh oh, I don’t think the wet girl is happy the silly boyfriend asked for her pretty hand
The silly boyfriend is recused from a dangerous situation by the wet girl
The lonely man watches the silly boyfriend sleep
A pretty sunset
The lonely man hears whispered voices
An evil spirit
The evil spirit puts whispered voices in the wet girl’s ear confusing the lonely man
The wet girl is also confusing the silly boyfriend
The evil spirit talks to the lonely man
The wet girl has second thoughts
The evil spirit goes back to whispering voices in the wet girl’s ear
The evil spirit tells the lonely man to remove the silly boyfriend
The lonely man is listening to the evil spirit
The wet woman is drinking bottled whiskey
The wet girl lectures the silly boyfriend
The silly boyfriend cries as the evil spirit and the lonely man watches
The wet woman has third thoughts
The silly boyfriend crawls into a small space
The wet girl .looks for the silly boyfriend who is in the small space
The evil spirit tells the lonely man of a malevolent master
The evil spirit creates whispered voices, scaring the wet girl
The lonely man reaches out to the wet woman
The wet woman finds the silly boyfriend in the small place
He evil spirit whispers words to the wet girl
The lonely man tries to stop the evil spirit
Te wet woman ignores the evil spirit
The evil spirit is taken by the malevolent man
The wet girl is afraid of the malevolent man
The lonely man stands up to he malevolent man
The good ghost helps the lonely man
The lonely man sees a shining light
The friendly face returns
Back to the lonely river
You know what, I quite liked this move. It was quiet and understated.
CP: Nineteen — Tegan & Sara
CW: The Blues Brothers
It’s been a while…
We’re on a mission from gad.
Tron: Uprising has indeed been a great show. Disney has completely bungled it, though. Word about it’s probably cancellation made it’s way to Reddit (/r/scifi I think). I was surprised at how many responses were that they had never heard of the show.
Yeah, no surprise there. It’s like Disney hasn’t wanted it to succeed. That boggles the mind when they are planning another movie.
I got the distinct impression that they were trying to lure adults to a new Disney XD subscription. Otherwise they would have shown in on the regular Disney channel and/or ABC.
It would only work if they knew it was on the channel. It seems like a lot of people weren’t aware the show existed at all.
It seems like there are warring factions inside Disney for and against the Tron franchise. (Pro-trons vs. Negatron?)
There was a very cool From exhibit and “party” at Disneyland last year, which even had Flynn’s Arcade.
CP: The Beast — Laura Marling
I really feel for the Genius Bar folks. They sure deal with many cranky people
Neat. Maybe Vanilla Ice can make a come back if he did this.
The comic book arguments in the recent Big Bang Theory were remarkably accurate. lol
Well it was a long time coming, but I turned in my resignation to my current company. I have a new opportunity that I’m going to pursue and it was time to move on.
Things may be hectic for the next while.
Go man. Cry Havoc.
This is very exciting news, Ditto! I know that feel-good feeling. Best of luck to you on your new endeavor!
DUDE!!! That is so EPIC!
I can recall the rush. Fear and excitement … and fear.
Still, it’s like you’ve just set out on a quest. I don’t think I’d include Hobbits though.
justa J0e’s comment confused me. Are you going to be a burglar?
Seriously, good on ya taking the plunge. Do you have something else definite lined up? Or just a leap of faith for a prospect?
No, I have a new job lined up working for an old co-worker. It’s a good opportunity. I hope. 🙂
Good luck ditto
Best of luck ditto!!!!
Congratz ditto! I’m envious, I’ve been wanting to quit my job for the last 5 years.
Over 6 for me. Finally a good opportunity came along. 🙂
Congratz again. 🙂
CG: Gravity Rush.
I’m still just loving this game.
I have this new toy that I really need to use more…. so here’s my first post using it.
I was thinking of doing an UN- birthday show, but I’ll just wait and do a full on Monday.
Goodnight :mad chatter:
You want to do a full Monty? oh Monday. nvm
This morning seems to have a few screws loose.
Almost as good as a timemachine:
I’m in Chicago for the week and found a liquor store with a great selection of beer listed online so I can have my shopping list ready when I get there. Here is what I will be buying today or tomorrow:
5 Rabbit 5 Lizard $1.80
5 Rabbit 5 Vulture
Goose Island Christmas
Cane & Abel
Metropolitan Iron Works Alt
Dark Horse Scotty Karate
Founders Dirty Bastard
New Holland Dragon’s Milk
Boulevard Tank 7
Tyranena Sheep Shagger
Deschutes Black Butte Porter
Pick up Boulevard Harvest Dance too, if you get the chance.
It’s wet and cold here … for the 6th or 7th day in a row. The perfect evening for a smokey porter or perhaps a hearty, chocolate oatmeal stout.
… I have neither. :/
But you do have a wet and a cold. That’s something.
CP: Quiet Time — Archive
Angry Birds Rio goes free on the App Store:
I’m actually getting this one!
I have to pee.
Just walked 40 minutes from the airport to the beer store and an hour from the beer store back to the hotel. Got everything on my list plus Goose Island Christmas 2011. Two beers now knocked off my wish list. Now I just need to get it all in my carry on luggage to get it back home. They didn’t have the Boulevard Harvest Dance, but it looks awesome and I’ve added it to my wishlist.
Pat on the Head: Zajac Signs for 8 Years
Oh how Ive missed making up bad NHL headlines
I’m thinking that it’s not so much the millions but the good dental coverage that closes these deals.
You could almost call it the dental bridge.
Grin and bare it
Ditto – congrats and good luck. I’ve been at my current company for fifteen years now. Unless it gets leveled by a meteorite, I expect to retire from here…in another fifty or seventy five years.
Tron – grrr! I think if Disney wanted the XD networked to be anchored by Tron, they should have done a better job of supporting it. We get the station on DirecTV, but not in HD.
You will LOL for hours
The first comment is nearly as good as the story itself!
goodnight — flu-ridden, toilet-dropping iphone lovers!
Now dropping my iPhone into the toilet is a trick I’ve managed to avoid so far..
Another day pouring over spreadsheets. Let’s see if I can be more active on the board than yesterday, though.
If I ran a McDonalds I would start a promotion where all the food was American Idol judge themed. First up:
Does McDonalds have that many items on it’s menu? 😉
I am really excited about this album and the film:
Link for the movie:
Well ‘Django Unchained’ is awaiting my perusal at the cinema.
I didn’t embarrass myself when buying a ticket for the cinema by pronouncing the ‘d’.
I’m going over numbers from Sept 2011 to today. Yesterday I finished to January 2012. So far this morning, I finished February. – Bleh
Comments numbers, Bunny?
I do wonder how the conversations will be ’round here, once we pass 288. I can certainly refresh with new posts, every week or 2 weeks. Whatever we’d all prefer. Discuss?
Final note from my morning digest post: http://baronessmusic.com/update-from-baroness/#more-501
Incredible retelling of the band’s near-fatal European bus crash.
Now – – bring on the meetings!
No Jack, Tyche numbers actually. You can tell whoever did their books up until now had absolutely no accounting experience… or common sense in some cases.
I think that’d work, Jack. Every two weeks, a new page!
You can have that fixed in the space of one peppy song, with the help of a montage sequence! You can even take a few moments to try on silly hats.
Van, did you happen to see this?
Fringe ends tonight. I’m sad/excited to see how they do it.
I feel the same way.
Wait.. not cancelled ends tho right?
Well, March is finally done. On to April!!!
It’s still January in the States. We really are behind.
Wow, absolutely nothing happened in April. Woo Hoo! On to May!
I think it’s lunch time
Cubed Rally Redline now free on the App Store:
Done Lunch. Now to actually tackle May
May Done. Going to see if I can at least get June done before I call it a day.
June done. So glad it’s the weekend.
Hi there. I am having web browser/ website issues and one of the messages i am receiving is from shockwave and it is telling me to open Safari in 32-bit mode.
Can someone please tell me what 32-bit mode is? (Not that it solved my problem)
From the interwebs:
“You can switch to 32 bit mode on Safari on a Mac running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 and Safari 5.1.
Right or control click the Safari app in the Applications folder then click Get Info.
Select: open in 32-bit mode
Quit then relaunch Safari.”
but what would that do?
Make it run in 32 bit mode. 😉
The bit mode describes how wide the data path is, the wider the path the more data that can be accessed/written to in a given amount of time. i.e. wider is faster (generally).
64 bit is the latest standard, but may cause compatibility problems with programs that want to be run in 32 bit mode.
Clear as mud?
This type of tech talk seriously hurts my brain. But I apppreciate your clear explanation.
Go Yotes! 🙂
In other news, I bought an AT-AT today.
Splain, Ewok boy
It’s a form of anti-aircraft but slightly less effective than Ack-Ack.
Does anyone have apple tv? We’re considering giving DIRECT TV the finger. Also, any suggestions for internet providers and VOIP phones?
I don’t use Apple TV. I could answer the rest of this but I don’t think it would have any relevance. :happy:
Give them the finger regardless. Bunch of unnecessary money grabbing whores. I know I’ve said it ad-nausium but we’ve lived off of Netflix, free tv, and the internet for over 2 years now and have no desire to ever go back to cable/satellite.
Are you going to use the AppleTV for?
Sums it up quite succinctly.
Qbert thinks so.
The new Deftones album may be the finest record of last year. Course I said that about the new Local H as well…
I’m glad the new Deftones doesn’t http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEVik1nJb68
This song gives me warm fuzzies…
Since we’re in the Deadpan Tech center tonight …
I need help with a PC/Quicktime issue.
Actually it’s my dad’s PC and I have done nothing effective in correcting it.
Quicktime app won’t launch so I “removed program” and then tried to re-install Quicktime. Only I get this message telling me it can’t re-install Quicktime because a file is missing. I can’t remember the name of the file at the moment but it might be something along the lines of “QTdll” or some such.
So I do a web search for this file and find lots of sites touting free downloads of this file including one that uses that file for it’s web address (something like “qtdll.com”). This all seemed way to convenient so I didn’t download (or even go to the sites).
All of that said … does any of this sound familiar? Any other PC users have a missing QT file that keeps them from re-installing Quick Time?
I think your caution is wise. How did you “Remove Program”?
I used the “Install/Remove” programs function, I think it was in the “programs” menu.
I had issues with Quicktime and Itunes a few years ago where it wouldn’t let be install the latest upgrade. I ended up having to do some registry cleaning because Apple can’t code on Windows worth a damn. Though, to be fair, the registry was a sufficiently disasterous innovation in Windows that Gates deserves to be hung by his toes for a while.
Sad news about Prop Joe:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/multimedia/gallery/iss034e016601.html Goodnight :stratocumulus:
I see LoPan reading …”cum”…
Just felt I needed to point that out
*cute dumbtarded giggle*
Luggage is now packed with the 13 full beers purchased in Chicago and the one empty that I drank early on. Assuming they all make it back, this will put my collection at more than 250 bottles. I used my heavy winter jacket and some other techniques I’ve learned through the years to pad the bag out well. Suitcase weighs 43 lbs. All systems are go. Now it just has to survive the flight. Statistically speaking, some day I’m going to go to get my bag at my home airport and find it in a great big puddle of beer from a burst bottle or two (or 13). Let’s just hope it’s not today.
I appreciate your doing this research for the rest of us.
If your beer survives in-tacked (and isn’t disappeared by thirsty baggage handlers)and you aren’t arrested for bootlegging or some such silliness, I will be embolden to try and bring some of my homebrew with me the next time I fly.
Although it sounds like you may have done this before.
I have, indeed, done this on several occasions before. Just not with this many. Usually 6 or so. I actually went out and found an old American Tourister hard shell bag ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2ZeIoLz8FE ) to help protect the beer when I make these trips. Other tricks include: if your are packing shoes, put one beer in each shoe. Roll each bottle in the thickest article of clothing possible (usually pants). Keep weight distribution in mind and try not to pack all the bottles in the bottom of the bag where they could have other heavy items pushing down on them. Pack cheap and or washable items in that bag. In other words, make sure that if a bottle does break, you haven’t lost anything expensive or irreplaceable (like a tablet or spare computer).
As much as I don’t believe in fate, I can’t help feeling that the more I talk about this stuff, the more likely I am to finally have a bottle break on me.
I once brought some local brews to Deadpanland. I wrapped each bottle in bubble wrap then packed it gently among the clothing. It worked. *shrug*
I’m wondering about cardboard tubing, like maybe the kind that is inside a new role of carpet.
Cut it to length, wrap the bottle in bubble wrap, slide into tubing, put packing tape over the ends to seal it in.
That sounds like it would be both secure AND attract the attention of every TSA agent in the vicinity.
I once drunkenly packed a 12 pack of Yuengling in various socks and shirts and pants and sent it on its way. Came out fine. Wouldnt recommend the drunk part but the clothes seemed to work… tho your “Beer Bomb” way seems like it would be more secure.
Release the Ice Hounds!
I’d rather we release these…
A bit chilly on the willy, shrinkage may occur.
I see E.J. Hradek is picking the Cafucks to win Lord Stanley, so he’s wrong automatically.
So which teams should we be pulling for today.
Avs n ‘Yotes. Oh I guess there’s Calgary too nnnnyyyyuuuk…. 😉
Calgary’s not playing today pffffft.
“Avs n ‘Yotes”
Daryl Avs & John Yotes ?
I need a “card game for two couples” suggestion.
May have found myself in a situation with people who would be willing to play one of those swell games I am always hearing you hip couples talk about.
Any suggestions for a maybe two hour game that could be played while drinking and socializing and generally “hanging out”?
Cards Against Humanity!!!
Cards against humanity is interesting but not for the easily offended. Grimm is a fun card game but works best if you’re willing to make up a story to go with the cards not just play the cards. There is also the old standby of Munchkin. This comes in many varieties including Conan munchkin, Space Munchkin, Wild West Munchkin, Zombie Munchkin, Cthulhu Munchkin and the list goes on and on and on. Dominion is also good but requires a little more thought.
I would like to build up to a “Cards against Humanity” type relationship. Would Munchkin work with just 2 couples?
If so, maybe I should start with the basic game?
Joe, yes. Munchkin works with a smaller group as well as a larger one.
And of course, Apples to Apples is a fun, more polite version of Cards Against Humanity.
Yes but Apples to Apples works better with a larger group than four.
Just back from doing my “day of service”.
I could only offer a half hour … but the side of the road looks GREAT!
Yay! :happy: Since I work Saturdays, I’m giving my day of service on Monday. I will be live-tweeting it for the fifth year in a row.
My schedule wouldn’t allow for committing to a “real” project so I decided to create my own. There’s this little stretch of road that I travel every day that doesn’t seam to belong to anyone as it crosses over a creak and I think the land is all just county “right-of-way” or something. Anyway, I’ve noticed the litter piling up for months now (including some large stuff like a cooler lid and a sofa cushion) and I thought this would be as good a day as any. Besides, it’s my community so if not me, who?
I even had someone helping me!
When we were through it looked great. Made me wish I had a working “weed eater” because the brush had grown up along the guard rail. Still, a big improvement!
What’s your project Amy?
That is an awesome service project. I applaud your initiative. :happy:
My local university is organizing a big service project to help out one of the local churches with various tasks. According to the email I got when I asked for more details: “There are a variety of tasks volunteer could be doing. Organizing, making blankets, cleaning, crafting bracelets, construction, and renovation.” I don’t know which one I’ll be doing yet. I do know that there will be volunteer T-shirts. :happy:
You never know when even the little thing you do might be the thing that helps keep someone else going for another day.
To quote from Brazil “We’re all in this together.”
*clips onto zipline and disappears into the night*
Ere I am, JH
Ah, the ghost in the machine.
How the hell can the the person I’m up against be up 40 points over me when hockey just started?
We’re going to watch the Vancouver Anaheim game in a couple of hours. I have one person playing in that game. He better be awesome
Ironic update of the day. I and every one of the beers made it back without a single scratch. But the luggage itself now has a broken latch and will have to be retired. The big consolation is that the bag was free to begin with and probably old enough to have been in one of those gorilla commercials. It was the bag’s time.
It couldn’t have given it’s life for a more nobler cause.
I changed my mind about my team. Judging by the points I’m racking up, I might have to reconsider my pending changes
Ouch. The quackers drew first blood
Vancouver now up 2-1
Joe, we’d recommend Gloom and Star Fluxx.
Van, we’d use Apple TV to watch HBO and Showtime shows via iTunes.
I was pleased with the Fringe finale!
We never could get into the Fluxx games
Thanks Essbee. I’ll add it to my list to read up on.
Tied at two end of the first
Well Vancouver, you disappoint me
Ray Whitney was sure good in the Yotes game, too bad it for the other side.
Big up thanks to Rhettro and family for helping me out in yesterday’s Skeksis-related bind! Ten Thousand Whose Line Is It Anyway? points to them all for the assist. I owe you guys.
No problem. :metal:
…at the Yotes Home Opener. Hockey is back baby.
This is how you end a 12-hr work day.
Thats the way!!!!
We’ll be at the Avs opener on Tues.
So, are there any other “Downton Abbey” watchers among the Panites? We finally started it last weekend and just finished up through series two this evening.
We watched season 1. Maggie Smith is a hoot.
It leaves me cold, go figure.
Ah Canucks… you make me smile.
Goodnight :Mike Smith’s 5-hole:
It’s dark out.
Snow and slush is the norm today.
The sun is now up. Woo Hoo!
I’m kinda intrigued by this movie.
I’m intrigued by this too. http://living.msn.com/life-inspired/the-daily-dose-blog-post?post=7921a7ba-839c-4f54-93b1-2e9154cb5de4
But I have to say… while I embrace progress and fuel-efficient cars and the future and electronic publication technology, I’m still alarmed by the elimination of old-fashioned printed-and-bound books on paper. Is this me being a cranky geezer?
I’ll be sitting in my lawnchair, with black socks held up by garters, scowling and reading my smudgy, inky newspaper, awaiting your response.
Chan-Wook Park eh?
Next to Corporal Klinger and Psy, he’s greatest artist ever to reside in South Korea. Oldboy and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance are both scarring, beautiful, disturbing, touching, brain-stretching movies.
I just hope there no Niclole Kidman/shrimp scene. Knowwhatimean?
Hubby and I have gone pretty much strictly e in our reading. Part of it is practicality, our basement was getting overfull with 7′ bookcases. We’ve actually started to cull our paper books so we can get rid of some of our cases. When we want an autograph, we get our ipad covers signed then put the covers in the bookcase and get a new cover.
Right. I’ll get my flat cap.
One more link for ya, dropped from my wagon ornithopter:
Paralympics all steam punk concert?!?
Volunteering today was a lot of fun. I helped box up books, videos, and other stuff, and moved furniture. There were T-shirts, donuts, and pizza. It was a good day. :happy:
I’m glad you didn’t even have to use your AK, Amy.
Good deeds go great with pizza, donuts, and free t-shirts!
CP: High School Of the Dead — Kishida Kyoudan & the Akeboshi Rockets
Anyone have a favorite Joy Formidable album?
The Big Roar, but to be fair, it’s the only one I know.
This is, I believe, really a question for ditto.
Well since Big Roar is their only LP I pick that one 🙂
Wait I guess Wolf’s Law came out today. I shall be…um… obtaining it.
I only have The Big Roar plus various downloads they made available. I’m looking forward to the new album.
Where is my pastry blender!!! I sometimes wonder why I let my husband in my kitchen at all.
Whats a pastry blender, Bunny?
I’m making cheese biscuits to go with dinner tonight so I want it. I guess I’ll just have to use forks *sigh*
Just as an FYI, hubby did not use the pastry blender. He washed it last time I used it. Hubby doesn’t cook.
Oh I see. I know it ad a pastry cutter. 🙂
Digging this pilot for a scifi series that will never happen.
…and I was no surprised to discover that I’m not a fan of chinese buffet.
At lest there was ice cream.
Well, for the Facebook averse – at last I’m ready for the last Wheel of Time book. I’ve done pretty well to avoid any spoilers. It almost seems like an impossible task to bring this to a satisfactory end, but I go in with cautious optimism.
Though, I am having trouble wrapping my head around the fact that, while it has taken better than 20 years to put this story into print, the main characters are only a little more than two years older than when we first came to Emond’s Field.
SO… the “Quackers” seem to be a pretty damn good hockey team this year.
Calgary and Columbus come a stormin back!
About Columbus, not so much. :\ :/ 😉