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Even when the show comes out at a reasonable time, I just can’t get there first.
Holy sheep dip, batman. This episode is early!
Does Jack Mangan Dream on Mondays of Electric Podcasts?
We do fear a question mark in the show title.
Which means it’s not a question at all. Why won’t I help that poor turtle?
The cold says ‘hi’
*warm blanket hugs*
The Smithsonian virtual tour now supports the iPad:
That’s not a moon:
Jack has pulled a Clint Eastwood on me. I am an empty chair…
Which, with Jack leading off with how he never lets me talk when I’m on has put me rolling on the floor.
Just finished to see if I ever made an appearance. Alas, this looks to be a perfectly stutter and ummmm free performance from me.
It was a good one Ed. In fact, I’ve really enjoyed all the DP discussions so far.
Ed, you’re there, the problem is in the mix. I’m in the left channel, you’re in the right. I’m afraid you’ll have to listen in stereo.
Life’s the same when Ed’s moving in stereo.
How bizarre. Apparently, the sound bar on my computer monitor must not be playing both channels, even though it has a stereo input. I just tried part of the episode again. When I unplugged the line from the headphone jack, I heard myself just fine on the internal speaker.
“How bizarre, soundz bar, how bizarre”
The worst song of the 90s? “Wannabe”, “I’m Too Sexy”, and MC Hammer’s Addams Family song got nothing on that one.
Up the Irons!
showed hubby. Now he wants some.
“It won’t make you Run to the Hills!”
I never knew that The Trooper was about The Charge of the Light Brigade. Shame on me.
Crap joke for the day:
Halfway through my shift at Boots yesterday, a guy came in to pick up some photos of his naked wife. Naturally, I had a little peek at them as I handed them over. “Would you like the negatives?” I asked. “Yes please,” he said sheepishly. I said, “ok then, your wife’s got saggy tits a
fat arse and she should maybe think about givin that fanny of hers a good trim.”
So just got out from see the Oz flick.
Disappointing would be an understatement.
We enjoyed it. But then I was never a big fan of the Wizard of Oz movie or the books.
Just finished listening to DP#269
Good ep (as they all are) and I have to give Van high marks for being able to disassociate himself from his disappointment with the film NOT being a true to the book. I think you give the film a fair shake as it’s own entity.
CP – DP#270
hehehe – Ed has “a work disc in his box”.
Oh look. No pope
still plan to do a pbp if i ever get off the phone
A pbp of the Papal conclave ?
Really, I think Cheech and Chong ought to be allowed to announce the selection of a new pope…
Gave up on my phone call. Will try again tomorrow
Today’s movie is The Death of Alice Blue
The write up: an intern works at an advertising firm run by vampires
What do you mean no nudity? How can you have a B vampire flik without nudity?
Ummmm. That’s a start, I guess
Ah Toronto. The setting of many a B movie
Holy cow this firm is in the dark ages
Holy crap! It’s Dyson. Where’s a succubus when you need one.
She talks like.. Captain Kirk
Sample nether wine
Organize the file room
The twelve cabals
Don’t drink the wine
It’s Alice’s birthday
A towel. Just what every girl wants for her birthday
It’s one of the most useful things in the universe.
How many cleches can he write in one letter
She’s very thirsty
To the one who can save us all
She is the one
Rhettro is very popular
Eating a bug
This has got to be the dirtiest work environment
This movie is very surreal
5th dimension lizards?
That’s right, talk in French
She can’t take the light
She must go
Her mother is very… Strange
Oh oh. Mom came to the office
Her screen is melting
The rat is her fault
Layoffs via PA announcement
She snuck out her bedroom window?
Dancing with Dyson… Eric, Peter
Sneaking back into the house
Thursday? What happened to Wednesday?
3.5″ flop pays? Man this firm needs to get with the times
Seriously auto correct? *sigh*
Sucking face with Dyson
They suck at covert ops
That’s not how you take blood
Daniel is her daddy
A vial of blood
I see you
A room of lights
Just a washroom
A secret room behind the toilet
Rose is dead
Bar coding the vampires
Cutting off his head with a pocket knife
Time to go
Julian takes flight
He promises not to bite
Don’t become an outcast
Why is she still sneaking into her room?
And the gods cavort
Alice, the great hope
Beheaded by a glass shard
The best presentation ever
This was a very… Surreal movie. I’m not entirely sure what to make of it
All right youse, I have the Dredd DVD on its way, based on your positive comments. You’re all to blame if I hate it!
I don’t plan on a pbp, but I’ll share my thoughts.
Has anyone seen this *and* Raid: Redemption?
I liked Dredd. Never saw Raid:Redemption though
I haven’t seen Dredd, or played Red Dead: Redemption.
I see the fact that he asked who has seen BOTH has been lost… :/
It’s apparent that such an animal doesn’t exist.
Maybe the Loch Ness Monster has seen both.
Maybe the dingo ate your answer…
Saw this guy playing at the folk club in Glasgow:
That man has himself a nice voice
CW: Sabres vs. Rangers
CD: Boulevard Irish Stout
CHating: Life. Although right this minute taint so bad. Tis the little things, as she said.
If you haven’t caught it yet, tonight is supposed to be our best chance to get a good view of comet Pan-STARRS. I’ve got clear skies here, so I’m hoping we’ll get to see it ourselves.
Well, Calgary may not have a hope in hell of making the playoffs but the Hitmen are guaranteed a spot. Gotta love our minor league
ZOMG! Airport Security — a convoluted circus act.
Stay safe, baby.
I will honey.
OH! Oh you mean… not…oh.
You complete me, snookums.
Best IMDB movie synopsis ever.
That last sentence is… well pick a word.
Sounds like a TEBPBP movie.
Hard to beat with sentences like this –
“Back to Hot Midriff girl, she is still hot and now they run to the boat.”
Look at that, I exist
JS: Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
A film so bad..it’s just bad.
Really, I found it was exactly what I expected so therefor could enjoy it on that level. But then again, I enjoyed VanHelsing too.
I might have to sneak out for a bit. I need a slurpee
CP: Fake Empire — The National
I tried doing my phone call that I gave up on yesterday. I wasn’t put on hold. This time I was asked for my number and they will call me back. *sigh* No slurpees for me until I hear from them. $180 fine if you’re caught on the phone while driving so I try to avoid that.
What do you mean you didn’t get my fax????
Tried to fax again. My machine said it was successfully sent so they better not lose my parking permit renewal this time
*grumble grumble* stupid City of Calgary making me get parking permits just because I live near a train station. I WAS HERE BEFORE THE STATION WAS! *grumble, grumble*
Ok, City called me back. They finally received the forms. Now I can head out.
Maybe we should talk about snails here.
Add garlic butter and I’m in too
So my noon news was interrupted for a news flash. Too weird
I may be reduced to having a cola 🙂
I guess the world has been repoped
Faster than I expected. T Cat will tell me, “I told you so.” 😉
…and you know you are old when you recognise Rhetro’s new avatar pic as the head of a six million dollar man action figure (doll for boys) with bionic eye you could look through..
Ok, I’m over the poping, bring back my regular noon news
Kick-Ass 2 red band trailer.
xkcd hurt me today.
Panic sort is the best. 🙂
Some of them look post apocalyptic:
Prediction: The new pontiff’s hat will be covered in aluminum foil. He will be called “The Jiffy Pope”.
The new pope is Argentinian. Meh
I think that may be a good thing. And he’s chosen the name Francis.
Yup, Pope Frank
At least he hates the gays like a good Pope should.
How many gays should a good pope hate if a good pope could hate wood?
Hey look, a coat.
Yeah. Well look on the bright side
Has his statement on gays been made public?
As long as he doesn’t plan to Paterno over on sexual abuse, as the popes have done for the past 1500-or-so years, then he’s an improvement.
This is from 2010… http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/14/world/americas/14argentina.html?_r=1&
CP: Panic Switch — Silversun Pickups
I read all Pope words as “Poop” today
As you should!!!!!
That’s a state fair delicacy.
Welcome to Scotland.
CW: Shetland Eps1
Based on an Anne Cleeves book (Red Bones)
An Ask Jeeves book?
This is funny and I’m not even American
Don’t get sick when you come to visit. 😉
In sad Iron Maiden news: raise a pint of The Trooper ale in honor of Clive Burr. Rest in peace.
Shit! Oh this is sad…
In hubby’s words, “rats”
Sorry to hear about this.
CP: Jack Mangan (acoustic cover) – Run to the Hills
Yes, I’m listening to it in honor of the occasion. Reading that article makes me really want to go buy the original and hear just how cool the drumming is. (No offense to Jack, of course. 🙂 )
Good night, :metal:
Interesting, in a retro tech way:
In other news re: God’s plan, Colorado has passed civil unions, so Sly B and I will be recently legally . . . unioned? . . . when I see you pretty folks in May. It’ll be legal May 1st and we’ll go that day. We already have the tattoo appointment.
Cool! I look forward to giving congratulatory hugs.
Happy and gay!
Hmm, I wonder how you ought to celebrate your newly legal union on the First of May…
Attention hockey fans and midwestern hair style fans!
You’ve waited long enough– here is the 2013 All Hockey Hair Team
Wes Welker, mutherjabbers
So we traded a Johnson for a Hammer?
Apparently dragging a comb across Ringo’s head changed throughout the years.
Google reader is apparently going away. Time for me to find another venue for RSS.
We had a blackout last night. It was really strange waking up in the to pitch black really quiet house during the night.
CP:Messages — The Trucks
Anybody have a suggestion for a RSS reader, given the google news?
In Bean Town
Hmmm, Van goes to Scotland, and….
Gives the phrase, “Built on the shoulders of their ancestors.” real meaning.
Unless of course I just made that up.
Yes, I’m getting my science news from Yahoo.com.
Lila • 4 hrs ago Report Abuse
Oh I wish I were smart enough to understand this!
I agree, Lila. Ooooh how I agree
CP: Kimi no shiranai monogatari — Supercell
so THIS IS OFFICIAL
It almost makes sense, but I still feel like it could be better. I strongly disagree with having two extra teams in one conference.
And why make it for only 2 seasons? Is that good or bad news for Coyotes hopefuls?
If you’ve got a few bucks spare to spend in the App Store, then do a search for Ridiculous Fishing, great fun.
Ridiculous fishing looks an awful lot like ninja fishing, which I’m highly addicted to. But ninja fishing was free so I probably won’t spend any money on ridiculous fishing.
To be fair, Ninja Fishing was rather inspired by a flash game called Radical Fishing.
Ridiculous Fishing also has no IAP.
Independently Associated Parasites?
Idealistically Adaptable Puddlejumpers?
Impishly Additive Puns?
Infected Anal Postules?
“You’re always the first to go there” – Joe to me, Wingin’ It! ca. 2005.
Indian Ale Pale
I’m sure ninja fishing rips something else off. Gets kind of frustrating getting games on the iphone as they all tend to follow the same patters. I see one “find the hidden objects” game, then I find a billion. Same goes for “some item launching from place to place” (e.g. Mr. Nija, Paper Galaxy), “flinging things at other things” (e.g. angry birds, trucks and skulls), “lead this thing around by telling it the path you want it to take” (e.g. spy mouse), battle card games, “balance your phone to move this thing around” (e.g. dropple), etc.
Happy Pi Day.
Go Get Some!
In Canada (and UK too, I believe) it’s 14.3.13 so no pie for us.
Niiiiice. iTunes won’t update the play count if a song is 10 seconds or less.
So someone makes you a meal and you find you really don’t like it.
A. Refuse to finish the meal and say so.
B. force the food down and put a brave smile on it.
C. Something else (explain)
C. Politely eat some, leave the rest, and say it just isn’t agreeing with you.
Option A is probably too blunt. Option B is too punishing.
Nibble at the food while engaging in dinner conversation SO fascinating that they don’t even notice you are not eating. You might try channeling Hemingway, Roosevelt(Theodore) or Mangan.
Alternatively, clutch your head and fall to the floor faking a brain aneurysm.
Use this as an opportunity to deliver passive aggressive criticisms to undermine their goodwill and cripple their sense of self-worth and adequacy.
“Let me tell you something kid, this soup isn’t quite there yet, but that’s okay. This soup shows that you are willing to take risks and that’s saying something. Your character will continue to grow as you push the boundaries of this endeavor. You’re gonna make it kid, I know it!”
Ironic that after I posted this joke, I went home and made the most hideous homemade pie for Pi Day.
Oh, it was delicious, but still heinous to look upon.
The first part of Tropes vs Women in Games is available. People have had good things to say about it. I’m glad that f’tards in the gaming community did not silence her.
EssBee likes Jack’s 1st of May comment.
EssBee shakes her head at Lo Pan’s library comment.
EssBee recommends that Van listen to ditto and not Jack about the meal.
CPIMM: Theme song from “The Third Man”
Who knew smartphone screens could get burned-in images?
It just goes to show that I’ve spent way, way too much time surfing the web from my phone. (the burned-in image is of the menu bar from my favorite web browser)
I guess it could have been a worse image.
Not the one I was hoping to find, but it’ll do:
Pope Kidnappy I
GRANTED, take the source for what it is. Awful leftist Huffpost can be awful. Still, “Pope Kidnappy” is a lot of fun to say
I’d chime in and say I have seen them print a LOT of stupidly misleading things about the left as well. Huffpo is pretty much just all around spurious. Pretty much the “National Enquirer” of the Internet.
Oh you mean “Mitt Romney Eats Your Baby, Makes You Think Its Your Fault” wasnt accurate??? heh
*raises mug ‘O Root*
The frost is very pretty on the trees this morning
CP:A Distant Sadness — Bear McCreary
I have to go out in 20 minutes. It’s snowing. I’d rather be hibernating
Its a beautiful, sunny day here in Bean Town. The birds are chirping, the squirrels are singing and the babies ‘n toddlers are screaming and screeching.
And those are just the local sports fans.
:rimshot image needed:
Do NOT Google image “rimshot”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I meant to Google “rimshot” but my thumbs on the phone pad typed, “rumshot.”
Pope kidnappy from reliable source:
I hear he harbored an ex-nazi who did genetic experiments on psychiatric patients and her kept a journalist locked up because she threatened to expose him. There was also some stuff about aliens and maybe an alcoholic nun but it all gets a but confusing by the 3rd or 4th episode.
I believe that
Wait … that may actually be the 2nd season of “American Horror Story”.
The lines between reality and real life are so easily blurred anymore.
I’m soooo glad that Topless Robot’s new editor is simply a hater fanboy with no wit or wisdom about him. ditto? Thoughts?
That might explain why I haven’t bothered to read any articles from them in a while. I hadn’t noticed there was a new editor, but I did notice that the articles weren’t enticing me to read them.
Yeah the creater/old editor, Rob Bricken, is actually on io9 now. Go find him there.. he brought a lot of his stuff with him.
Just make this you new TOpless 🙂 http://bricken.kinja.com/
Another freebie on the App Store:
Can’t stand those types of games myself.
The Tron and the Spinal Tap ones are great.
Agreed, but for my money nothing beats the Community Beetlejuice. It took 3 seasons of patient waiting for the writers to finally pull off that 5 second Easter egg. And thats what made the show great.
Crap joke for the day:
Little Johnny lived in the country. They had to use an outhouse, and Little Johnny hated it because it was hot in the summer and cold in the winter and stank all the time. The outhouse was sitting on the bank of a creek and Johnnie determined that one day he would push that outhouse into the creek.One day after a spring rain, the creek was swollen so Little Johnny decided today was the day to push the outhouse into the creek. So he got a large stick and started pushing. Finally, the outhouse toppled into the creek and floated away.That night his dad told him they were going to the woodshed after supper. Knowing that meant a spanking, Little Johnny asked why.The dad replied, “Someone pushed the outhouse into the creek today. It was you, wasn’t it son?” Little Johnny answered yes. Then he thought a moment and said, “Dad, I read in school today that George Washington chopped down a cherry tree and didn’t get into trouble because he told the truth.” His dad replied, “Well, son, George Washington’s father wasn’t in the cherry tree.”
Who wants to join me??
I’m washing my hair.
Van, what does that mean?
Think about it.
Hey, my closest location is in Kansas City! Ditto, TCat, and I should get together and go to it. :happy:
CW — Sound City
It’s in my Netflix queue. but the Availability is still “unknown”.
Hey, look, it does still get dark eventually.
I never got round to watching the TV series so will give this a try, stellar voice cast:
I’ve seen the TV series and listened to the audio book version. I definitely recommend it.
I’ve read the book, but the TV version is pretty infamous for its awfulness, so I’ve always passed.
Hey, isn’t that Princess Margaery from Game of Thrones? *rrrrowl*
Meanwhile, on A&E, yet another TV series that just shouldn’t bother to be made. Why are there no original ideas any more?
They’ve been running trailers for that on Hulu while we’ve been watching other shows. Definitely creepy looking, but then I guess it would have to be.
I’ll probably give it a go, the finnish actor usually makes a good bad guy.
….aaaaand I’m getting mixed up with the Hannibal TV series.
Nothing to see here, move along and ignore any ‘doh! noises you may hear..
CP: Sono Juukou wa, Seigi wo Shihaisuru — Yugo Kanno
Windows 8 works much more nicely with 4 gigs of Ram.
CD: Beerworks Bunker Hill Blueberry Beer
NCD — Boston Beerworks Irish Cream Stout
**HEAVEN UPON CREAMY HEAVEN*
…and the moral of the story today is make sure hardware you’ve set aside for a rainy day remains hidden and not on display for somebody else to throw in the bin.
CD – homebrew cider. Helps to wash down the bitter taste of defeat. 🙁
Sorry about the defeat 🙁
CD: Old Monkey Shine English Style Ale. This is officially the last of the beers I picked up in Phoenix. It’s 6:30PM here, this is my second beer, and all I’ve had to eat today is a bagel this morning. Definitely getting my money’s worth in terms of alcohol impact.
Went to the local convention here. Little more than an opportunity to get signed pictures, but it’s the best I’ve been able to find in these parts. I got John DiMaggio, David Prowse, and paid a pretty penny for them. Then I met Lloyd Kaufman from Troma Studios. For the price of a $10 poster, I got to hang out with him, tag along with him on a panel and then hang out with him some more, get a signature on the poster, and get a picture with him. Saddest thing of all is that I really didn’t even need to buy the poster. He is vehemently against people charging for signatures. He would have signed anything I threw at him. I just happened to want the poster for Poltrygeist Night of the Chicken Dead.
That Troma guy sounds like he’s even classier than his films.
Very cool, UH! How was David Prowse? I once listened to him at a fan event thing.
No, no, no. You’ve got this convention all wrong. You don’t get to hear David Prowse speak. You just get to wait in line to pay the person next to him $30 to have him sign something. You must be thinking of one of those conventions that has… what do you call them… panels.
Seriously, there were some panels but they were hard to get in to and very crowded. Prowse was very quiet at his table and not didn’t seem all that please to be there. Might have had something to do with the 10 or so ST:TNG tables next to him that were overflowing with people while he had no line at all.
John DiMaggio had an overflowing line, and he was talkative as hell. Nice guy. Just wish I had been able to get into his panel. Although, thinking about it, it was because I missed his panel that I got to talk to Lloyd Kaufman and attend his panel on independent film making.
http://www.themarysue.com/game-of-thrones-princess-bride/ This seems to be making the rounds. Well done, lads.
Oh, that was a masterful mashup. What wonderous times we live in.
And in case it comes across wrong in text, my comment was genuine, not snark.
A good pair of shoes ruined by a bone spur and broken plastic shell underneath cloth.
Genius does not always lead to financial success:
Happy Green Day, Pannites.
Be Merry. Be Safe, but most of all… be Irish for 1 day!
Poor hubby is sick, sick, sick
Sounds like some discomfort is going around today :-/
Since we watched the first Harry Potter film yesterday, I told the kids today that they had to talk like Wood (Gryffindor goalkeeper) all day for St. Patrick’s Day.
I was so hoping that was a link to a video of your kids talking like the Wood character. 🙂
What a piece of junk!
Last unrelated link:
The words should not be overshadowed by the advert for the Monkees dress/cover-up/nighty.
(I don’t know where that leads. You probably shouldn’t click it.)
GoDaddy got there first,
Oh wow. That is just a little disturbing, isn’t it?
Awkward Family Photos much?
My home computer finally hit the point where it was necessary to reformat and reinstall windows. Thought I did a good job of backing everything up and I was certain I have backed up the iTunes library and media information. Seems as thought that didn’t actually happen and now I have an empty iTunes. Luckily I don’t actually keep my music in the iTunes folder so I didn’t loose anything. But that was a lot of damn work organizing what I had and determining what should and shouldn’t go on the phone. All of that information is lost. I’ve tried syncing my phone a few times. So far, nothing has been wiped from my phone, but nothing has shown up again in iTunes. Not quite sure where to go from here.
A while back, I spent an afternoon converting my entire iTunes library to MP3 format and then burning those to DVD. Now I try to avoid iTunes as much as I can and download MP3’s from Amazon.
Using best Mr. Spaceley voice: iTuuuuuuuuuuuuuuunes… you’re fired!
Ugh. I have always treated iTunes with the utmost skepticism.
I try to keep a low profile and not attract it’s attention. It hasn’t given me much trouble but I suspect that is mostly because it hasn’t noticed me using it … yet.
The plot thickens. Seems I not only neglected to backup my iTunes library, but also all of my pictures. When Windows was still supporting active syncing of computers I had been keeping them up, so I still have copies from up until a few months ago. Still just another pain in the ass that I didn’t really have to deal with if had just been more thorough. Any chance I can get a do-over on today?
Well, while it’s sadly too late to help you, I have to say that the “Easy Transfer Tool” that Microsoft came up with at the release of Windows 7 (or it may have even been Vista, but who even used that?) was one of their better ideas. I have used it a few times to migrate files/settings in both upgrade and reformat occasions.
I was actually upgrading from Vista to Windows 7. They used to have LiveSync (later Mesh) which was an incredible tool and allowed me to actively sync massive amounts of data across every computer in my house. Now they have cut it so that they can charge for data storage and transfer on Sky Drive.
I never use the upgrade path. I prefer a clean install.
It sucks that you had a mishap. Do you have any backups at all?
I wasn’t using their upgrade software. I formatted the drive and installed the full version of Windows 7. I have a bunch of backups of most of the pictures. But I had put a lot of recent work into cleaning them up and organizing them. That will be lost. The iTunes library list is the one that is really bugging me because I had spent a lot of time putting a ton of music in there to organize my music as thoroughly as possible, then unchecking much of it so that what wound up on my phone was only the best music. I was only through the Ds in my main collection, but it was still a lot of work.
I installed a recovery program and it has been scannning since last night. My hope is that the iTunes media file is so small that it might yet have escaped getting written over.
I learnt that bit of wisdom when upgrading from 7 to 8. Eventually had to uninstall all programs and reinstall to get the problems sorted out.
Hubby is still sick so is staying home today. Poor hubby
Aww, I’m sorry to hear, Bunny. I hope is resting well and staying warm.
CP: Dog Roses — The Duke Spirit
If anyone wants to contribute their voice to the Fate of the Galaxy Star Wars mod, here you go: http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=84074.0
OMG OMG OMG.
Thanks so much for the link, Rhettro. I am ALL over this.
OMG I’M GONNA BE A STAR WARS PILOT *does the happy dance* :biggrin:
…yeah. The opportunity did turn me back into a squeeing 13-year-old fangirl for a moment. :blush:
*ahem* We now return to our regularly-scheduled adulthood.
A day for snow and tumbleweeds.
Speaking of geeky things, just in case anyone isn’t a fan of Tee’s group page on Facebook and missed this:
Gandalf to officiate at Captain Picard’s wedding
I dunno what to think…
I just finally finished watching the Director’s Cut of Blade Runner. I watched the theatrical cut a couple of weeks ago. I have quite a few notes from the movie, and I will record them whenever I get a chance.
In other news, I’m almost finished getting caught up on all the Deadpan episodes I’ve missed since last summer. I’m now on #268 (the first Blade Runner Palooza episode, with Rhettro and Desert Pixie).
Good night, mush.