Jack Mangans Deadpan #268: Bladerhettro and Desert Pris

Wait, does that make me Sebastian/Isidore?? Jack Deckard? Jack Batty? Leon?

Bladerutger Palooza episode 1: a lengthy dialogue between Desert Pixie, Rhettro, and me about the film, “Bladerunner”, plus some stuff about the movie’s inspiration: the short novel, “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” I think we all failed the Voight-Kampff test.

Note: No comments, no closing music this week. I do have some good non-BR content too. We might sneak a regular episode in somewhere, before we’re done with this Palooza season.

Lots more Bladerunner to come in the weeks ahead. Get me your thoughts and comments on the film.
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Describe in single words all of the things that come into your mind about Bladerunner.

386 thoughts on “Jack Mangans Deadpan #268: Bladerhettro and Desert Pris

  1. Oh and two questions for anybody with the technical know how (I’m stumped):

    Ouse Powergramo to record Skype conversations. Even with both people wearing earphones, on person has a distinct echo in the recording (this echo is not heard ‘live’). Any ideas?

    Some of the games will no longer play full screen on my netbook (strangely they will play fine in a ‘window’), I’ve installed the latest drivers for my ATi GPU, but a bit stuck on what to do next. Which games work and which don’t appears random.

  2. The seat in front of me is covered in a sack with ‘not in service’ printed on it.

    I feel like Pinback looking at Comander Powell’s empty seat…

    • Ummm it was interesting.

      Hugo Weavingin drag was a sight to behold, the Caucasians made up to look Chinese looked like something from the old Fu Manchu movies, Tom Hanks did a Dick Van Dyke with the Irish accent, and the movie held my attention throughout it’s long running time.

      I may have to get the book.

  3. Just wanted to take a minute to thank CJ, LostRalph, Desert Pixie and Jack for making my trip to Phoenix absolutely fantastic. I can’t begin to tell you all how much I appreciate that everyone went out of their way to accommodate my wonky schedule, took time from their busy schedules, and actually dragged my dead ass to some awesome places. Thanks so much for everything.

    • Sorry I missed you UsedHair. Between the kid functions and the wife being out of town I couldn’t manage it. I hope to catch you next time.

    • Unfortunately, I won’t make it to the meetup. I’m currently trying to get my family to Colorado Springs because my son has been stationed at Fort Carson and we haven’t seen him in several years. This is taking all my travel money and effort at the moment. While I’m there though, I might be able to drive on up to the Denver area and try for another micro mmmmeetup there. I will let people know if or when that trip comes around.

  4. The most recent episode of the His & Hers sports podcast was really thoughtful on a lot of topics: gender in sport, homophobia, the blade runner trial, and other things. I think they coulda gone much further in linking up all the topics they covered, but still I really appreciated the discussion. If you guys like sports, you should check it out and check out Jamele Hill’s column.


    Also, WTF NFL asking combine recruits if they are gay? What is going on?!

      • Oh how soon we forget the days of Napster and Limewire. I can get whole discographies with BitTorrent in the amount of time it used to take me to get a song from Napster.

        Disclaimer: All references to shady technologies are completely fictitious. I have not now, nor at any time shared any music, movies, books, or audio books. Hell, I didn’t even share my toys with other kids when I was growing up. I don’t even think I know what this “sharing” thing is that people speak of. The men in black should definitely not come to my house in the dead of night and seize my hard drive for such a frivolous statement as that provided at the beginning of this comment.

  5. I just want you to know that author Cory Doctorow has gone down in my eyes. I’m reading one of his books (Pirate Cinema) and there’s a line “It was like deja vu all over again for… Did I ever mention how much of a pet peeve that phrase is for me. Deja vu, more or less, means been there, done that, see it before so adding “all over again” is redundant.

  6. Just caught up on videos – Jack, hilarious cork soaker vid! Pixie, Sly B and I just giggled tons watching the grey kitty!

    Tonight we’re finishing The Makers documentary – anyone else watch it?

  7. Well, I know I’m a bit late posting compare to Facebook – damn work and sleep getting in the way.

    Anyway, my daughter and I went to see Lindsey Stirling for our tour stop in Houston. Overall, quite excellent, though it did keep both of us well past our bedtimes…

  8. Morning Pan

    Later this morning I will make cookies. This afternoon I’m watching Vampire Dog. I expect today will be a good day.

  9. So I’ve been told (by finding an old receipt) that my LCD 32 inch television was bought in 2006.

    I would have thought the backlight would have blown by now.

    I may have just jinxed myself.

  10. Today’s movie is Vampire Dog.

    The DVR write up: A young boy inherits a talking vampire dog and must protect the canine from a mas scientist who desires the secret of immortality

    Obviously a YA film

  11. March 1, 2013 at 2:33 pm · Reply

    Today makes me want to listen to somewhat pessimistic music.

    CP: Is It In My Head? – The Who

    (Previously posted to last week’s comment thread – oops)

  12. Saw “Life of Pi” tonight.
    The only option was to see it in 3D.

    I liked the movie and would recommend it.
    The 3D was a silly distraction.
    It was like putting ketchup on a really good steak. It might have made 2 or 3 scenes “prettier” but had it not been there the movie would not have been any “less good”.
    Besides, I had to keep fooling with the glasses because they weren’t the same size as my glasses.

  13. Morning Pan.

    It’s snowing. It’s snowing lots. It’s snowing more than lots. We decided not to go grocery shopping because it’s a veritable blizzard out there. We hung our new kitchen curtains instead.

  14. “Hello and welcome to the Land of c. Difficile, where the diarrhea and isolation gowns are a-plenty. Come one, come All.”

    Warm Regards,

    Your Progressive Care RN Staff

  15. Crap joke for the evening:

    Two young guys were picked up by the cops for smoking dope and appeared in court on Friday before the judge. The judge said,

    “You seem like nice young men, and I’d like to give you a second chance rather than jail time. I want you to go out this weekend and try to show others the evils of drug use and get them to give up drugs forever. I’ll see you back in court Monday.”

    Monday, the two guys were in court, and the judge said to the 1st one, “How did you do over the weekend?”

    “Well, your honor, I persuaded 17 people to give up drugs forever.”
    “17 people? That’s wonderful. What did you tell them?”
    “I used a diagram, your honor. I drew two circles like this…


    …and told them this (the big circle) is your brain before drugs and this (small circle) is your brain after drugs.”
    “That’s admirable,” said the judge.

    “And you, how did you do?”, he asked the second boy, “Well, your honor, I persuaded 156 people to give up drugs forever.”
    “156 people! That’s amazing! How did you manage to do that?!?”,
    “Well, I used a similar approach. (draws two circles)


    I said (pointing to the small circle) “this is your asshole before prison, …”

  16. CP: Yeti — Like Bells

    Back where I can post again. I’ll try catching up later, but I’m going to put off listening to the show(s) until I record my thoughts.

  17. Some of my friends are strange. I have a friend who hates email. We were suppose to have lunch tomorrow but I have a cold so wanted to cancel. I sent an email telling him I have a cold and currently have no voice. Shortly after I sent the note he phones me. Seriously, what part of “I have no voice and cannot talk” did he not understand? Needless to say, I let the call go to voicemail

  18. Ok peeps. It’s movie time.

    Today’s movie is Dylan Dog: Dead of Night

    The DVR write up: prepare to scream with laughter as paranormal investigator Dylan Dog attempts to head off a war between zombies, vampires and werewolves by locating a rare artifact in New Orleans

  19. Back from seeing the new Die Hard film.

    It plumbs the depths of silly plots and bad science (radiation pooling in a bank vault and magic chemical spray that removesradioactivity).

    • I apparently missed the debriefing on “Harlem Shake”.
      I watched one HS video and it was a just bunch of people doing random things to a completely forgettable song. I can’t even remember the tune.
      It wasn’t amusing, odd or even weird.

      Is Harlem Shake supposed to be the new Rick Roll?

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