337 thoughts on “Jack Mangans Deadpan #273: Amy EssBee Pong

  1. Way down deep in the middle of the Congo,
    A hippo took an apricot, a guava and a mango.
    He stuck it with the others, and he danced a dainty tango.
    The rhino said, “I know, we’ll call it Um Bongo”
    Um Bongo, Um Bongo, They drink it in the Congo.
    The python picked the passion fruit, the marmoset the mandarin.
    The parrot painted packets, that the whole caboodle landed in.
    So when it comes to sun and fun and goodness in the jungle,
    They all prefer the sunny funny one they call Um Bongo!

  2. Jack Mangans Deadpan #273: Amy EssBee Pong

    Greasy Comments
    EssBee
    DJ Bunny
    Lo Pan
    ditto
    Rhettro
    Used Hair
    Desert Pixie
    Justa J0e
    Ed from Texas
    Amy Bowen
    The Energizer Bunny
    Vanamonde
    Vanamonde (first of the week)

    Earbuddies with:
    EssBee
    Amy Bowen

    Answer the questions three

    Earbuddies:
    Amy Bowen
    EssBee

    Amy clarifies

    EssBee Reads

    Clips and stuff

    Amy with a Dumbass Memory

    EssBee with a Dumbass Memory

    Amy thinks Awesom stuff

    The Mmmmmeetup is coming

    Send in content: 480-788-JMDP(5637) or e-mail: sphericaljackmatgmaildotcom

    Closing Music

    • Every ad I’ve seen for The Host call out that it’s by Stephanie Meyers and shows a girl standing in the foreground and two guys standing in the background. All I can think is “from the author that brought you a teenage chick torn between two guys in a supernatural environment, comes the new movie… a teenage chick torn between two guys in a supernatural environment.”

  3. EssBee, Sly B & the Pan of the Lo Fam –hunker down, keep warm & be safe in Denver today.

    And, yes, hunker down & keep each other warm

  4. Oh!

    It’s a Deadpan Favorite’s birthday today.

    Happy 23rd Birthday, K. Stew! May your day be filled with smiles and sparkly vampires.

  5. I realize I never answered WNDRWolf’s question to me in the comments to the previous episode.

    WNDRWolf, if you’re out there: Yes, that is my voice at the end of this episode. That song debuted in Deadpan #213 (link to the episode). It was a collaboration between me, Rhettro, and JackM. There’s also an explanation in that episode of how it came to be. I was very pleasantly surprised to hear it again in this episode. :smile:

      • You’ve contributed at a reasonable rate, Amy, no :blush: necessary. I’ve just gotten behind on all content, what with Unshows and Paloozas. I’d been planning this episode’s Pulp Fiction/Holy Grail mashups for a lonnnnnng time, I’d just never bothered to mix it together until last night.

        • Thanks, Jack! I was just reacting to the number of times my name appeared in the show notes for this episode. I do realize that most of those contributions waited until now because of the Palooza. :smile:

          Speaking of which: UsedHair and Vanamonde, I really enjoyed listening to your conversation about Blade Runner in the last episode. I appreciated the insights you had to share. :smile:

  6. Amy should contribute content on my behalf.

    I’m tempted to call and read an enjoyed chapter of The Great Gatsby. I liked that book.

    Oh. Hai.

  7. Since I’m getting behind in my political commentary …

    Margaret Thatcher … well, in a back-handed sort of way, she is largely responsible for the formation of a large part of the Punk Rock scene. More accurately, a large part of punk rock was a response to her and her policies. So … I’ll raise a pint to her. Out of tyranny rose wonderful/awful musical anarchy! Oiy!

    • I remember when the tories won in 1979, I was in a technical drawing class at school, and the teacher was lamenting on Labour losing.

      She was hated by a lot of people (including me at the time), but now she’s dead and I really don’t care any more, my current ire is fuelled by her successors.

  8. North Korean Leader & Karaoke star, “Fatboy Kim” …
    Good grief man! Your people don’t have the internet or even get basic cable, just TELL them you have already conquered the rest of the world. They’ll never know the difference! You’ll be a national hero and you won’t have to keep giving the HAWKS in this country the excuse the have been waiting for to craterize your country once and for all!
    Dude, seriously.

  9. I’m so busy lately, I haven’t had any time to make Blade-Runner comment, and now the Palooza is O’er.

    Well, I guess whatever doesn’t kill you takes the moral high-ground before it dies.

  10. Crap joke for today:

    A guy went to a psychiatrist because he was having severe problems with his sex life.
    The psychiatrist asked him a lot of questions, but didn’t seem to be getting a clear picture of the problems.Finally, he asked, “Do you ever watch your girlfriend’s face while you’re having sex?””Well, yes, I did once.”
    “Well, how did she look?”
    “Oh boy, she looked VERY angry!”
    At this point the psychiatrist felt that he was really getting somewhere and he said, “Well that’s very interesting, we must look into this further.
    Now tell me, you say that you have only seen your girlfriend’s face once during sex; that seems somewhat unusual. How did it occur that you saw her face that time?”
    “She was watching us through the window.”

    • Which wasn’t too bad if all rather predictable.

      Yes the aliens want our water, and happily sail past the Oort Cloud with all those comets made from ice..

  11. Thanks for the shout outs yesterday, everyone! I was able to stay home and avoid icy roads. I’m off to the office this morning, though. 11F out there!

      • A wonderful example of not understanding their potential customer base. They clearly don’t understand that it is a show about “little guys” operating under the legal radar and proudly finding opportunities to “stick it to the big bad corporate alliance”.

        I suspect Firefly fans who had no previous interest in owning a Jayne hat, will now seek out a way to buy a “black market” one.

        • O h I can near guarantee the stock in those hats has just skyrocketed. *I* now want one, not cause I’m a giant Firefly fan, but so I can spite Fox.

  12. CP: SOmething Going on – Kirsty McGee

    Don’t know if her new COntraband Album is available on Spotify in North America, but she’s well worth checking out in my view.

    • BTW, EssBee: I’m so glad you liked my choice of music for this round of Earbuddies! :happy:

      Also, I am officially ready for another Earbuddies partner. (And I promise to pick a song from a different collection of music this time. I realized that I did tell the same story behind my music choice twice, once when I was paired off with EssBee and once for a previous Earbuddies exchange, with Jack. I do have other music that I’d like to share, too.)

  13. Deadpan is acting strange today. Twice when I posted it told me this page has timed out. I’ve had to refresh the page before it would accept my post. Whyfor? It’s never done that before.

    *mutter, mutter* stupid wordpress

    • I’ve had folk that I have run into for nearly 30 years (holy crap I’m old). FaceBook has brought a lot of demons back into my life.

      On the plus side…

      uh…

      …give me a moment on that one.

  14. So, it looks like exporting my iTunes library into Winamp blew away my play count info. It doesn’t look like any songs or any other data was lost (fingers crossed), just my play counts. Hmph.

    I do know that Adele – Rolling in the Deep was the top played before the data loss, so maybe that’s a good thing. (I kid. It’s a brilliant song).

  15. I wish to report that TMBG’s new cd “Nanobots” has some swell toons on it.
    Specifically, “Your on fire” makes me happy. It rocks.

    There is also a track called “Replicant” which I believe IS an ode to Bladerunner.

    Now …. on with my day.

  16. Browsing some freebie comics from the 1960’s (via the Marvel Unlimited app).

    I can only conclude they had better eyesight in the 60s.

  17. The little ethernet switcher box arrived today.

    It works.

    That’s how exciting my life is.

    Hypnotised by flickering green lights…

    • Nice. I had an exciting time with my son’s computer a few days ago. Somehow the Soundblaster drivers I installed for his new sound card caused the card to not be seen by Windows. I tried uninstalling the drivers to no avail. However, rolling back Windows config files to a time prior to the install fixed everything.

  18. Your crap joke for the day:

    Two medical students were walking along the street when they saw an old man walking with his legs spread apart. He was stiff-legged and walking slowly. One student said to his friend: “I’m sure that poor old man has Peltry Syndrome. Those people walk just like that.”
    The other student says: “No, I don’t think so. The old man surely has Zovitzki Syndrome. He walks slowly and his legs are apart, just as we learned in class.”
    Since they couldn’t agree they decided to ask the old man. They approached him and one of the students said to him, “We’re medical students and couldn’t help but notice the way you walk, but we couldn’t agree on the syndrome you might have. Could you tell us what it is?”
    The old man said, “I’ll tell you, but first you tell me what you two fine medical students think.”
    The first student said, “I think it’s Peltry Syndrome.”
    The old man said, “You thought – but you are wrong.”
    The other student said, “I think you have Zovitzki Syndrome.”
    The old man said, “You thought – but you are wrong.” So they asked him, “Well, old timer, what do you have?”
    The old man said, “I thought it was gas – but I was wrong, too!”

  19. You know what I’d like? For once I’d like to tell someone I work with, “hey! Let’s do such and such on the computer” and have them actually know what I’m talking about. Arranging this Google Hangout for tomorrow is starting to become a pain.

  20. CL: Styx. Trying to decide if I like Grand Illusion or Paradise Theater better. Quite the tough decision. I think Paradise Theater wins by a slight margin.

      • I had Paradise Theater on vinyl and Grand Illusion on cassette. They were quite important to me when I was a teen and I played the hell out of both of them. That said, I absolutely could not stand or understand Kilroy Was Here and Mr. Roboto. No idea why I should have such drastically different reactions with the same band. But, you know… these things happen.

  21. You know, I hope the next meetup isn’t going to be a bunch of old farts growsing about how old we all are, though I suspect that would probably be better than us all showing up with mullets and driving 80’s camaros trying to pretend we’re not old.

    /I blame the drugs…

  22. My friend and I killed Jonathan Winters. You’d think by now we’d have learned our lessons.

    We were talking about how no one that’s set foot on the moon had died. Neil Armstrong died the next day.
    We were talking about how Jack Klugman was in a couple old Twilight Zone Episodes (I’d been rewatching them). Next day, Jack Klugman died.
    We were talking about how odd it still is with Ebert and no Siskel, but were enjoying Ebert. Ebert died the next day.
    We were talking this morning about “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” and all the stars like the Three Stooges and Johnathon Winters. Then we talked about Mork and Mindy. And more Johnathan Winters. Today, he died.

    I need to stop talking with my friend about celebrities. They keep dying when we do.

  23. Your crap joke for wee hours of Saturday morning:

    A man and a woman who had never met before, but who were both married to other people, found themselves assigned to the same sleeping room on a trans-continental train.
    Though initially embarrassed and uneasy over sharing a room, they were both very tired and fell asleep quickly, he in the upper berth and she in the lower.
    At 1:00 AM, the man leaned down and gently woke the woman saying “Ma’am, I’m sorry to bother you, but would you be willing to reach into the closet to get me a second blanket – I’m awfully cold.”
    “I have a better idea,” she replied “Just for tonight, let’s pretend that we’re married.”
    “Wow!…That’s a great idea!”, he exclaimed.
    “Good,” she replied…. “Get your own fucking blanket.”

  24. Saw ‘The Place Beyond the Pines ‘last night.

    Have to agree with one review that it took a long time to basically say history repeats itself.

  25. Watched John Dies at the End the other night. Refreshing to see a movie that wasn’t a remake, parody or formula fill. Well done.

  26. Here’s your Blade Runner Palooza update:

    Since I discovered, thanks to the palooza, that I did not in fact have “The Final Cut” as I thought, I followed up on the contact info to request a correct copy. About a week later, I get a package in the mail with a shiny new disc. No muss, no fuss.

    Popped it in last night and watched about half of it. Wow! they definitely put some work into the restoration. While it doesn’t quite meet what you could get from a completely modern production, it is by far a much much better picture and sound than anything I’ve seen from something filmed in the 80’s.

  27. I am a Kobe/date rale hater.

    Most of my friends who are Laker fans will be silent starting today.

    Ahhhhh, the sound of peace. I do wish him a full recovery, albeit a slow one.

  28. Is it okay if my favorite Derby hat is a baseball cap?

    If anyone is free at 7:30 MST tonight and wants to see Sly B’s Mariachi group perform, email me and I’ll email you the link to the webcast site.

  29. Looks like that’s a “no interest” on the jello shots.

    I have no idea what a derby hat is, but I’ll figure it out?

    I don’t think I’ll be around at that time, we’re going out, but can you send it to me just in case, EssBee?

  30. Just logged my 300th beer bottle. Shipyard Smashed Blueberry. A hybrid between a porter and a scottish ale with a the blueberry flavor quite subtle. Nicely done Shipyard.

  31. Rereading Interview With the Vampire (It’s been 20+ years.)

    I’m surprised at just how good this still is.
    The biggest difference between this time and the first time is the images of Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, and Kirsten Dunst as the leads, even though I haven’t seen that film since it was first released in the theater.

    Goodnight :Anne Rice’s hair:

  32. “Mad Men” has a history of starting it’s new seasons kind of “meh and leaving you wondering if you’ll keep watching it. This season has not broken that trend.

    “Orphan Black” on the other hand has really gotten me sucked in!

    • Orphan Black almost lost me when they played the ‘clones have the same fingerprints’ card.

      Unless a Star Trek like duplicator is going to be dragged out in later episodes.

      • I will say, the initial reaction from “science Sarah” was that they would be “close”. After that she changed her story but I was given the definite impression that this was purely to scare tactic to get “punk rock Sarah” into playing along with them.
        I was more thrown into disbelief by the “We can find the motorcycle based on it’s tire tracks.”
        No. No you couldn’t.

  33. I was successful in replacing the power supply and video card on my son’s computer and also getting his new sound card to output to the optical jack. Should be maintenance free for a while, I hope.

  34. ditto: Thanks! :happy:

    CW: Iron Man (must catch up on Marvel Cinematic Universe before the MMMMMeetup)

    C: Smiling at the “Spring is not available in your country” graphic from earlier. It’s April 15 and there’s snow falling outside my window. :/

    On the bright side, Arby’s is giving away free curly fries today! :happy: (Link)

  35. Guh. Im seriously about to throw up my hands and say “ok fucktards, you win.”

    This smells domestic. Not that it matters. Its done.

        • Kim-Jong-Somethingorother, ancestor of Un, was born today, which had led to some speculation that they were going to do something shitty.

          I wonder if we’ll ever learn the sick motivation behind this.

          • Watching WCSH. They say the majority of injuries were to the legs/feet due to the low nature of where the packages were placed. Speculation that its no coincidence.

            Then you have the Un factor.

            Then you have the tax day factor.

    • Since 2006??? No Bueno, Disney.

      Those are three of my absolute favorite rides. This article puts the *thrill* in thrill ride for me.

    • Jesus…my family and I just went on those a couple summers ago. Matterhorn I can understand… but jeebus, Soarin is just a sprightly pup in comparison.

    • We’ll be at Disneyland in 2 weeks. Space Mountain being closed would be stinky, but I don’t care about the Matterhorn.

      Now, if they closed the teacups, I’d probably picket or something.

  36. Okay. Iron Man movies 1 and 2 have been completed. (I was lucky enough to find #2 at the same Redbox machine where I was returning #1.) They both rocked. Still need to get my hands on Hulk and Captain America before the MMMMMeetup. I may rewatch Thor and The Avengers if I have time.

    Good night, :Marvel:

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