261 comments to Jack Mangans Deadpan #271: Repaloozacant
One day this will all be unicorns.
I had forgotten how close we are getting to THE END.
Not until we have fought ships on fire across Orion’s belt!
… and then all this will be lost, like tears in the rain.
I fought hard against it but hubby went into work today. He really looks terrible.
I feel like Im in Calgary. *Pixie sends Bunny a hug* Snow fell all night long & now it’s a steady, clackity-clack, icy rain fall.
The wind is blowing and all of the tree branches are dropping heavily, as mounds of thick, wet snow push them closer and closer to the crunchy white ground.
March is Calgary’s snowiest month.
Honestly, I think I missed some people. That’s what I get for working while listening
Jack Mangans Deadpan #267: The Last Ambassador
We are nearing the end, sadness
Blade Runner Thoughts Featuring:
Rhettro (first of the week)
Ed from Texas
The Energizer Bunny
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Closing Music You Need
Yeah, Yeah, the title’s wrong. It’s correct in my mind.
Ok, my computer’s picked up a bad habit and I need help to make is stop. Every now and then, a word on any page, including this one, will be highlighted. If I hover my mouse over that work, it is actually advertising for something that may or may not be related. I’m sure it’s a bit of malwear but I’ve cleared my cache and ran a virus scan and it still does this.
Why? And how do I make it stop?
Here is an example. the work “make” in my last post is highlighted. When I hover my mouse over it an ad for wanting to work at home shows. Stupid computer
Have you installed an ad blocker? That might be worth a try.
Silly me. Done!
It made the word “make” no longer showing an ad so maybe that’s all I needed.
Hubby texted. He’s coming home. Good.
That “Inside Job” report you posted yesterday Pixie was fun
It was even more fun when I noticed a link to something called “Lose Change” which (judging by the thumbnail photo) is one of those 9/11 conspiracy videos.
So I suspect this was not just brilliant fun but also brilliant parody.
CP: Cemeteries of London — Coldplay
I wonder if I’ll get my “Future Noir” back?
Maybe if you take a “steps” approach.
Start with your “Groove” and work your way up.
I’m sick today. Think I got the Con Crud from Megacon. Couldn’t sleep at all last night, congested, and no energy at all today. This is almost a new experience for me. I get sick about as often as it snows in Tempe.
*warm blanket hugs*
I hope you feel better Usedhair and I hope Mr. Bunny gets back to his hopping ways soon as well.
I picked up The Hobbit for hubby (yes, we did see it in theatre). He’s going to lay out on the couch and watch that.
I’m waiting for the director’s cut, for those nights where I find it hard to sleep.
“Ring around the rosey. Pocket full of posey. Ashes. Ashes. We all fall *down!*”
Pixie’s Snowy Day in Boston version:
“Stomp around the slushy. Shoe full of icy. Raindrops. Raindrops. Pixie fall *down!*”
*hugs* I’ve slipped on the ice and fallen once this winter. Sorry. :-(
Let’s all try and remember to view this comet come November.
Two thumbs up for Amy’s thoughts on DADOES, I feel like I came away with more insight for the book. Bravo!
Also kudos to Rapid Eye and Tony for their input as well.
Thank you so much! I’m just about to record my thoughts on the movie.
Okay. Recording completed and sent in. Good night, *zzzzz*
Greatly enjoyed all of the content in this ep! Rhett, your comparison was orangutastic.
Do you know how much a real orangutan costs? Of course it’s artificial.
Well, thanks for the shit-tastic day, life. Let’s not do one of these again. K?
I’m sorry, Jack. I wish I was there in person and not 3000 miles away.
Be home soon!
Crap joke for the day:
A old man gets on a bus theres no seats so he leans on his walking stick . The bus brakes and he slìps . A young boy says ‘mister if you had a rubber on the end of yr stick that wouldnt have happpend”.. The old man replys” if your daddy had taken the same advice id have a fuckin seat!”
Those trixie Hobbitses aren’t fooling me this time. I’ll be holding off on buying until after all three parts have come out. Though, while the first part was decent enough, it wasn’t so overwhelmingly awesome that I feel the need to own it.
WE watched two hours of special features yesterday.
Agreed. Maybe the giant mountains were fighting because they were so angry about the pointlessness of their scene.
Letters of Note publishes a letter to George Orwell from Aldous Huxley:
My poor arthritic kitty. She can no longer jump so we have a set of little steps in the living room so she can get on the couch and a set of steps in the bedroom so she can get on the bed. Yesterday we got a down filled topper for our bed (I love airmiles). It makes the bed about 6″ higher. Now I have to go out and get a new set of steps as kitty has problems getting onto the higher bed. She ended up not sleeping with us last night. She was not happy
This story has almost moved me to tears.
Are you mocking my kitty, Jack?
Thank goodness you didn’t say pussy.
Off to find some kitty steps and other such errands
Got new steps for the kitty and had lunch with a friend. All in all, a good day.
Just listened to the first half of the episode. Rhettro, LOL. You, sir, should consider stand-up.
Thanks EssBee, I’m glad you enjoyed it. I would do stand-up except that crowds frighten me. :)
We got rid of our dish 3 weeks ago and have switched to all local channels/PBS via an antenna + Hulu Plus and Netflix streaming and are really loving it. I feel much less tied to the TV.
Two downsides: 1) I don’t think I’ll have access to Nurse Jackie because it doesn’t appear to be available on iTunes. 2) Hulu+ doesn’t have CBS shows, but we have a few cables coming so we can watch those through the laptop.
I highly recommend it as a way to save $$. Next on our list is finding a new broadband provider. Our city is close to offering it, so we may wait, but I am sick and disgusted with Century Link, our phone/internet provider.
Last but not least, opinion question:
If you could choose between opening night of roller derby or NCAA Women’s BBall Tournament games on Saturday, what would you pick?
Roller derby on my part too
I agree with Van and Bunny. A friend of mine does roller derby, and I hear the participants are 100% volunteers – all proceeds go back to the community.
Those gals have a lot more class and pizzaz! And fun personas.
I think if you’re partial to BBall, then you should go with your heart.
If it were me, however, I’d also choose RD.
CW: Red Widow E1&2
Let me know what you think. I’m liking it; B is not.
I’m betting the FBI agent killed the hubby.
100% uneducated guess.
Oh and that bloke from ER is stiffer than a Thunderbird Marionette.
Currently plus 13C. Expected -9C and snow within 24 hours. I hate March
Crap joke for the evening:
Teacher says to class “give me a 10 letter word”
Little Johnny says ” masturbate”
Teacher says “ooh that’s a mouthful”
Little johnny replies “no that’s a blow job and that’s only 7″
Member that time when America cared about space? Yeah I don’t either.
Are you kidding? There’s a Canadian in charge of the space station right now. Of course we care
Yeah… guess I should said “United States”. Because no, the powers that be dont care.
It’s all the fault of the ______________s.
The Underlines? I knew it!
Pixie’s fill-in-the-blank-Family Feud answer is:
And the Family Freud answer is: Johnsons
We *could* make this a Cards Against Humanity question.
So it shall be done. I think a session of that game is a requirement for this MMMmmmeetup.
Time for lunch with my Boo
Jack said this on an email to Amy and I but it bears repeating here. If you are flying into Deadpan Land for the mmmmeetup and you aren’t getting a car, make sure someone knows your landing and take off times so we can make sure transportation is properly arranged.
Actually, even if you are renting a car, knowing your itinerary is a good thing so we can make sure we are all together for food and such. (looks at ditto and TCat)
Bunny, if you’re playing cruise director, I will have a car for Saturday and Sunday and wouldn’t mind picking folks up and being designated driver. I’m still fuzzy on Friday.
Didn’t know I was playing cruise director but I can. I’ll send you a PM
Maybe I mis-interpreted your message above. If you’re not, no need to!
*singing abnoxiously loud*
THERE SHE ISSSSSS, MISS INTERPRETED!!!!
I thought I had TEB, then Jack’s comment made me wonder.
Oh look, it’s snowing
Oh me! Me! Me!
Its snowing here, too
CW: @ the Mugar Omni IMAX Theater — Amazing Caves!
“fuzzy on Friday”
Oh great god wannabe, why do I no longer have your email? I think I lost it when my computer died last year. Why is it not programmed into my phone like most everybody else?
Any way, will you be making it to the mmmmmeetup?
Elder god, false god, or he of no flesh?
Take your pick, as long as they add up to you
Nay. He of no flesh has giant flesh based bills to pay. I will be with you in no-flesh spirit
Yeah me too.
Stupid hell of a thousand bills.
Hell of the upside down bank account
Hell of the sequestration economy.
American government has a lot of hells…
Congress meets on Capital Hell.
Oh Ive seen this film. It doesnt end well.
I fear me and Lo are from different universes and if we ever meet the whole world goes kaput.
Hubby’s last day before Spring Break. Two weeks of cuddles coming up!
Yo J0e! Are you coming out this year?
If you are referring to being gay, I’m afraid I am hopelessly heterosexual.
If it is the MMMmmmmet-up that you are thinking about, sadly, I have a previous engagement that weekend.
Of course, there is a chance those plans could fall through and if they do then I will be extremely disappointed and the only thing that COULD improve my mood would be a MMmmmmmmeetup! Unfortunately, I won’t know until the weekend before.
Life can be funny that way. Not so much funny in the “ha ha” way though.
Oh Shat… the guy never gets old. Figuratively anyway.
You see a turtle on Shat’s back, he is singing the Maw Maw Song. Shat, not the turtle, because THAT would clearly be silly. What do you do?
Is it the Great God Om?
Aha reference to my favourite TP novel.
Crap joke for the day:
A young courting couple die and go to heaven.
When they have been there a while they ask God if they can get married. God suggests that they might want to wait and think about it for a while longer, “After all,” he reasons “you’re going to be here for eternity, which is a long time, so you’d best be sure.” He suggests that they come back and see him in a year if they still feel the same.
A year later they stand before God and ask to be married.
“Well, if you’re sure” said God “leave it with me and I’ll make the arrangements.”
10 years they wait until they are again brought before God and married.
Not long after they realise that they have made a mistake after all. They ask God if they can get divorced.
God flies into a rage, shouting, stamping and waving his arms around until he is quire red in the face.
“IT TOOK ME 10 YEARS TO FIND A PRIEST UP HERE TO MARRY YOU! WHERE THE HELL DO YOU EXPECT ME TO FIND A LAWYER?!”
Anyone wanna take this?
You don’t know where it’s been.
Well my name may not be Igor, but I do have a hunch.
Just got back from my massage therapist. The person after me cancelled so, instead of just torturing my head and neck, she gave me a full back massage too. I may just have to start purring like the kitty
Updated my phone and iPad. Everything seemed to have gone smoothly
Welp, my time in Bean Town comes to an end.
Enough of the snow, diapers, chowda, Sox fans and baby poop.
I need to get back to the Valley of the Sun, flip flops and adult poop.
(To whom it may concern: the flip flops and adult poop comments have nothing to do with me)
I went with Sanjuro.
It was an odd assortment of “B movie” feel with the occasional “high art” cinematography.
I think this is my first Kurosawa.
I won’t have much time to watch this weekend, but I also highly recommend Seven Samurai and Hidden Fortress, the latter an obvious inspiration of Star Wars.
Sanjuro is actually the sequel to Yojimbo, but both can be watched on their own. “A Fistful of Dollars” is actually a Hollywood remake of Sanjuro, as “The Magnificent Seven” is of Seven Samurai.
Toshiro Mifune is in a bunch of those. The guy is seriously one of my all-time favorite actors. Over his career, he was like the Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, George Clooney,Jason Statham, Marlon Brando of Japanese cinema.
I actually did find myself thinking about Eastwood westerns as I watched it. Did Clint Eastwood pattern his whole schtick from this character?
Clint has cited those films as a huge influence on him, so I’m sure.
Actually, no, it was Yojimbo that was remade as the Western. :you care:
I need a career change stat!
We always need more male nurses.
If only I had thought that way 26 years ago..
Tremendously awful. Fuckheads are fuckheads in any country.
Finally saw “Skyfall”.
I enjoyed it but I do NOT approve.
It’s funny but the undertone of the film is an allegory for what they are doing to the franchise.
Let’s see … the old, worn out, tired bond has no place in this new high tech world. Everything gets updated and more hip, more real and we cast off all of the old and tired and “gadgety” for a new vision of what espionage should be and, *gasp* in the end the tired old Bond still wins.
Was I referring to the plot or what they are doing to the franchise? Pretty much the same isn’t it?
Considering they had to scrape and claw for the funds to get this one made, I dont think youll have to worry about what theyre doing to it. I think theyre about done.
If it is the end ofthe franchise then it has had a good run.
Now who to pay to get The Simpsons stopped..
Funny, I had a similar reaction to The Croods. It was well animated, visually stunning and funny in all the right places. But I’m getting sick and tired of the same tired old plot line. Seems any family comedy set in the past (recent examples, Ice Ave 3, Brave) MUST focus on how ridiculous old customs are and how the parents (nearly always the father [fuck you very much]) are staunchly set in the old ways with the younglings dragging the old folk kicking and screaming into “modern times” (Fiddler on the Roof syndrome. So it seems like Skyfall is Bond meets Fiddler on the Roof. I hope to watch it soon and find out. At least it wasn’t Bond meets the other animated family movie scheme (Bond is new to MI6 and just can’t seem to fit in, all the other 00′s pick on him mercilessly and he will have to work to maintain his self identity while simultaneously gaining the respect of his peers).
Wait, when did turn into a discussion about Downton Abbey?
Is Maggie Smith the new Q?
Your crap joke for a wintry Sunday:
A guy calls a company and orders their 5-day, 10 lb. weight loss program.
The next day, there’s a knock on the door and there stands before him a voluptuous, athletic, 19 year old babe dressed in nothing but a pair of Nike running shoes and a sign around her neck. She introduces herself as a representative of the weight loss company. The sign reads, “If you can catch me, you can have me.”
Without a second thought, he takes off after her. A few miles later huffing and puffing, he finally gives up. The same girl shows up for the next four days and the same thing happens. On the fifth day, he weighs himself and is delighted to find he has lost 10 lbs. as promised.
He calls the company and orders their 5-day/20 pound program. The next day there’s a knock at the door and there stands the most stunning, beautiful, sexy woman he has ever seen in his life. She is wearing nothing but Reebok running shoes and a sign around her neck that reads, “If you catch me you can have me”. Well, he’s out the door after her like a shot. This girl is in excellent shape and he does his best, but no such luck. So for the next four days, the same routine happens with him gradually getting in better and better shape.
Much to his delight on the fifth day when he weighs himself, he discovers that he has lost another 20 lbs. as promised. He decides to go for broke and calls the company to order the 7-day/50 pound program
“Are you sure?” asks the representative on the phone. “This is our most rigorous program.”
“Absolutely,” he replies, “I haven’t felt this good in years.”
The next day there’s a knock at the door; and when he opens it he finds a huge muscular guy standing there wearing nothing but pink running shoes and a sign around his neck that reads, “If I catch you, your ass is mine.”