426 thoughts on “Jack Mangan's Deadpan #96: Slandapalooza

  1. I’ll be listening on the commute, so I won’t be able to let y’all know what I think of the ep until tonight, but it looks like it is all loaded up in iTunes ready to roll…

  2. I see 47 minutes of Slandapalooza goodness waiting for me. I’ll be out of town until Sunday for my cousin’s wedding, so I’m not quite sure when I get listening to this worked in.

    Have a safe and Deadpan weekend, everyone.

  3. Okay after listening to TO’s bits, I know what my next DP segment will be.

    How People’s behaviour on bank holidays prove God does not exist.

    That should allow me build up a good head of steam for a sustained rant.


  4. haven’t heard the episode yet, but here are my thoughts on Southland Tales (spoiler free):

    Two things I found

    1) you need to be in the right frame of mind to watch this movie
    2) You need to watch the whole movie.

    My husband and I started watching it a week or so ago but had to stop about a half hour or so into it because we had things to do. I couldn’t convince him to watch the rest of the movie, so I watched it on my own. I do not regret it.

    The movie was very… surreal. Not at all what I expected. But I did get a lot from it.

    It’s not a movie I would recommend to everybody. But it is one I would suggest to a certain few.

    …This is how the world ends. Not with a whimper, but with a bang.

  5. I have discovered what is wrong with the world today…

    I took my car in first thing this morning for some warranty work. There were 8 or 10 people there also dropping their vehicles off (first thing in the morning is a busy time at the dealership). Fully half of the people there wanted rides from the dealer shuttle to the train station.

    The station is only a half klick (more or less 1/3 mile) from the dealership!!!

    Good lord! My house is about two klicks from the dealership and I WALKED home. I can see a few people who can’t walk. I do understand that, but not everybody who wants to go to the station.

    A little exercise (and I do mean a little) doesn’t hurt people/

    – ok, done ranting.

    – ok, done ranting now.

  6. Wow, eleven minutes in and all ready I could re-edit this for FPR into a long sequence of death threats against me.

    That would be awesome.

    And apparently I need to turn my mic down.. or some trim or something because my cut sounded horrible…

    In fact, if you’d like to call in even more awesome death threats, here’s the number for that: 206-338-3753 or email them to me at dubshack79@gmail.com.

  7. I’m not going to threaten death, Dub. In fact, as I said, I even enjoyed the movie (us weird people must stick together).

  8. I listened to half the episode so far and I am in awe of everyone who submitted content. For a random group of people to forge bonds over a comedy podcast, the intelligence quotient is unusually high, either that or I am an unabashed kiss ass. Probably a little of both.

  9. As an aside, guess what DVD came in from Netflix last night? Yep, SLT. I am going to watch it and I am going try and put as much effort into my review as everyone else.

  10. Am about half way through the podcast. Did anybody watch the animated short on the DVD? I haven’t yet, but I think I will tonight.

  11. I was hoping that my love of Donnie Darko would lend itself to me having an appreciation of SLT, but after Van’s comments, I’m not so sure.

  12. Wow.
    Just finished listening. GOOD JOB Deadpan family!

    … and as much as I hate it, gotta say “Thank You Dubshack”. If you hadn’t pushed the issue I never would have watched this film.

    Mind you … it’s not the same “thanks” I would give you if you had introduced me to a film I could watch again and again … but I LIKE to watch the occasional “not normal” film and this certainly pushed the envelope.

  13. Rhet – the good thing is that you (or anyone else who has listened to this Deadpan) won’t get caught “off guard” by this film and thus … stand a much better chance of enjoying/tolerating the film.

  14. Believe it or not … I actually edited quite a bit out of my submission for this episode.

    One of the points that I cut is that this films “surface appearance” as a main stream film may have been it’s undoing for many viewers. We’re not use to our farces actually having the look and feel of a “real movie”

    Southland Tales looked like a “normal” movie in a contemporary setting, so when “unreal stuff” started to happen it was more unsettling.
    If it had been animation or set in a far future/past setting or even on another planet … I bet more folks would have been better able to accept it’s quirks.

    It also doesn’t help that we may only be seeing pieces of the entire film.
    … or maybe it does. 😉

  15. My work system seems to have locked up as I am trying to save. If I lost an hour of work, I’m not going to be a happy camper.

  16. Good Point TEB!
    Since there’s just no way of really knowing until we try … I think we should run the experiment !

    Someone contact SMG, Stat! Tell here it’s for SCIENCE!

  17. I’ve been listening to pieces of the show while running errands and getting packed. Thankfully, I had just pulled into the driveway when I reached Joe’s “Muppet” comment.

    It’s also a good thing I wasn’t drinking at that moment as well, or I’d of had to call in a brand new dumb ass memory.

  18. You know what SMG was also in? Yep that’s right, “The Scooby Doo Movie.” Short purple dress FTW! Oh that and the MTV Spider Man parady. I wonder if that’s on Youtube?

    Scoobydooapoloza? Um… forget I said anything.

  19. Scooby-Dooby-Doo, Where Are You?
    We got some work to do now.
    Scooby-Dooby-Doo, Where Are You?
    We need some help from you now.

    Come on Scooby-Doo, I see you… pretending you got a sliver
    But you’re not fooling me, cause I can see, the way you shake and shiver.

    You know we got a mystery to solve,
    So Scooby Doo be ready for your act. [Scooby Doo] Uh-uh Uh-uh
    Don’t hold back!
    And Scooby Doo if you come through
    you’re going to have yourself a scooby snack!
    That’s a fact!

    Scooby-Dooby-Doo, here Are You.
    You’re ready and you’re willing.
    If we can count on you Scooby Doo,
    I know you’ll catch that villain.

    – I have wayyyy too much time on my hands

  20. Ed – sorry about that. 😀
    Interestingly enough, someone made a muppet comment here in the Deadpan after they had seen it. So there must be something there!

    I liked your “Signal to Noise” comment.

  21. I have to say I like the Rock. Call me crazy….

    I think he was directed to act the way he did. The lines in a lot of the scenes had that halting, long pause Lynchian feel to them in a way that had to be on purpose.

    Also, I appreciate JOe’s Parody/Allegory comment. I think that it failed as a parody because it wasn’t outrageous enough. The visuals were for sure but the ideas were way to close to plausible to be funny, so it got kinda uncomfortable.

  22. This movie most definitely overextends itself, trying really hard to touch on every single important issue. But hey, Richard Kelly gets an ‘A+’ for effort.
    A lot of the wackiest scenes felt like strangeness just for strangeness’s sake. That can be done well, but here, it most often felt awkward and pointless and unfunny.

    I’d recorded myself rambling through something like that for this episode – but I cut it because it was too awkward and pointless and unfunny.

  23. If there’s one thing I know Jeremy, it’s where to find boobies. LOL

    Actually Dub, ambitious movies that fail are still perfect for the DeadPanpolooza treatment because they lend themselves to thoughtful critique. So even though I haven’t even watched SLT, it’s already been a sucessful DP episode. That’s why I have no problems recommending films like “A Boy and His Dog” and the original “Wicker Man.” Two films that I really didn’t like at all, but now kinda do because of all the analysis they inspired in me.

  24. I have to agree with the Sara Michelle Gellar observation. Other than her saying she was a porn star they didn’t even have a cut away of a simulated sex scene. It would be nice to see Buffy nude.

    Some of you may not have caught it because he didn’t tag it. But there was the debut of Tosus in Germany from http://www.dergeek.com DING! In this episode.

    He’s a good friend and are really cool guy. I can’t wait to see more of his talents used in the deadpan.

    I’m trying to figure out if I need to edit my comments more so they don’t sound so bad when Jack reads them or just edit them less.

    I guess the lesson to learn, I shouldn’t type with one hand when half asleep laying on my bunk.

  25. I must admit to never feeling the need to download a hack that makes Lara Croft naked in game.

    Amazons are under appreciated.

  26. I’m not one for the Dubshack hatin’. The syllable uttered in the slander gag could have been “Te-” or “Ev-” but I wanted it to be someone who’d actually hear it.

    I’m thinking about buying the movie and graphic novel. I’m not holding out too much hope for DVD release of the “Cannes Cut,” but I definitley want to see it.

  27. Doing the palooza was fun even though I didn’t like the movie.

    So no hatred towards Dub from over the water.

    Looking forward to the next one.

  28. Random Thought: We should build a giant bridge from Canada to the UK. But not from the US because they’re not part of the Commonwealth. *runs and hides*

  29. Thats ok, I dunno why we’re building a bridge from Alaska to Russia… Global Warming will bring back the Pacific Land Bridge eventually anyway…

    Well it seems my “Death Threats for Dubshack” idea failed. Now I’m looking to interview the most boring person in Podcasting. Unfortunately Big and Tasty was unavailable and I haven’t been able to get a hold of Brad Bowyer…

  30. I’d have to think hard to come up with someone.
    I’m more of a “You’re Dead to me” kind of guy, rather then an “I want you Dead” type.

    I was just trying to be Mr. Helpful here.

  31. gee – please refer to your Deadpan handbook, the section on “Running Jokes Into the Ground and Continuing with them Until you Emerge from the Other Side of the Planet.”

  32. Mellow Yellow

    I’m just mad about Saffron
    Saffron’s mad about me
    I’m just mad about Saffron
    She’s just mad about me

    They call me mellow yellow
    (Quite rightly)
    They call me mellow yellow
    (Quite rightly)
    They call me mellow yellow

    I’m just mad about Fourteen
    Fourteen’s mad about me
    I’m just mad about Fourteen
    She’s just mad about me

    They call me mellow yellow
    (Quite rightly)
    They call me mellow yellow
    (Quite rightly)
    They call me mellow yellow

    Born high forever to fly
    Wind velocity nil
    Wanna high forever to fly
    If you want your cup our fill

    They call me mellow yellow
    (Quite rightly)
    They call me mellow yellow
    (Quite rightly)
    They call me mellow yellow

    (So mellow, he’s so yellow)

    Electrical banana
    Is gonna be a sudden craze
    Electrical banana
    Is bound to be the very next phase

    They call it mellow yellow
    (Quite rightly)
    They call me mellow yellow
    (Quite rightly)
    They call me mellow yellow

    Saffron — yeah
    I’m just mad about her
    I’m just mad about Saffron
    She’s just mad about me

    They call me mellow yellow
    (Quite rightly)
    They call me mellow yellow
    (Quite rightly)
    They call me mellow yellow

    (Oh so yellow, oh so mellow)

  33. Well that was suspose to be a link to photos of Saffron Burrows, but ended up pointing to ebay.

    Ah well, do a google on her, it’s worth it.

  34. Who is scarier, River the emotionally unstable psychic who can kill you with her brain, or Cameron, the nice female terminator that can kill you with her thigh muscles?

  35. Safe journey Jeremy and watch out for the leprecauns.

    Sneaky little buggers.

    So what other irish sterotypes can we think of?

  36. The only problem with opening up the death threat thing is if someone actually takes it seriously…

    What about death threats to L. Ron Hubbard? That would be amusing, since you know, he’s all ready, like… dead…

  37. “Deadpan, open up your mind, open up your purse
    Open up your vault, never, never gonna lose it
    Deadpan, take it all away, never give an inch
    Gotta make a mint, gotta make me a million
    Deadpan, you got it wrong, some long time friend’s
    Gonna lose it in the end, who’s a fool
    Seagull, give it all away, stay a bird, stay a man
    Stay a ghost, stay what you wanna be, yo”

  38. Bella Hardy for the first.

    As for the second, even if you hate Radiohead (or never heard of them), what the guy has done is bloody impressive.

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  40. Wow.
    I just watched ‘Vanilla Ski”.

    man. that could be a “polooza” film.
    I can see why it got so panned … I’m sure 80% of the viewers were expecting mindless action adventure.
    Wow. Not a “great” film. I don’t think I’ll watch it again … but , wow. Freaky.

    I need to go find a hug now.

    Night Pan

  41. Never saw “Vanilla Ski.” Wasn’t that the movie about an average trip to the slopes? Now “vanilla Sky,” that was a freaky movie. I thought it was quite good and would definitely watch it again for an apoloza. 🙂

  42. Greetings from Dallas, DP.

    Had a little time, so I got caught up on comments. Safe travels to Jeremy. I expect a full report on how lucky his charms are…

    We spent yesterday hanging out with our friend from college whose also my daughter’s godfather (and he’s Italian, so why not 🙂

    We caught Kung Fu Panda yesterday. Definitely better than Indiana Jones. OK, that’s not saying much. How about this – almost as good as Iron Man! Definitely a recommend.

    After the rehearsal dinner, we left the kids with my parents….and went over to our friend’s place to watch Battlestar. Yes, we’re geeks.

    Today is pretty much full on getting ready for my cousin’s wedding. Man I’m getting old.

  43. Hi Pan!

    Enjoy that wedding, Ed!

    Safe trip, Jeremy!

    Van, I LOVE Radiohead. LOVE.

    I’m done with my housework. Now I”m going to finish my Dresden Files book and bum about.

  44. I actually bought a copy of Vanilla Sky before I started banning all Tom Cruise movies. I agree, trippy movie. Ending was a bit between bizzare and a letdown I thought…

    But damn, that does bring up one that would be along the same lines as Southland Tales, sans flying car/ice cream truck. Magnolia. Have you guys seen that? Holy shit is that movie fucked up.

  45. The Roadhouse blues podcast is playing in the background.

    I have the urge for a bowl of rice krispies.

    The spell checker in Firefox throws up kriegspiel as a suggested word for krispies.

  46. [tangent]

    I know this isn’t a popular sentiment around here but I’m saying it anyway cause this is a free country supposedly… Hilary Clinton rules!!!!!

    Yeah I got weepy at her speech today

    I had a dream of seeing our first female president in my lifetime, mehopes this country isn’t so bad of a lost cause that I won’t.

    and I will end my comment by saying Obama in 08 bitches!!!!! No matter who his running mate is.


  47. How does Van know we have spots?

    Hugh sez: He knows our secret, we must find him and eliminate him. He threatens to expose our identities to these humans

    Yeah! and then they will want to dissect us and experiment on us!

    Hugh sez: I bet if you had spots they’d be so sexy on you

    *swooon* Like Jadzia Dax?

    Hugh sez: oooo yeah. Like Dax. Her spots were hot.

    I wonder if any scifi geek ever went that far. To get Dax spots tattooed on them. I should do that.

    Hugh sez: How far down would the spots go?

    I think they should go all the way down to my feet

    Hugh sez: and around all the right places. Yes, you need to go get spots put on you. Then I can pretend to be Kirk and you can be the hot animal alien babe I have to nail to further human-alien relations for the federations of planets.

    LOL. You dorque

    Hugh sez: You love my dorque


  48. BOO!!!

    wordpress STILL won’t let me post links ever.. why is this Jackamo?

    Maybe if I put the link in our name it will let us?

    Ok so I put the link to a picture of Jadzia as our url. Click on it if you are interested.

    Hugh sez: Don’t forget to tell them the part about you wanting to get her drunk so you can seduce her and have hot girl on girl sex with her and let me watch and join in after a while.

    I remember saying I wanted to get her drunk and fuck her but I don’t remember saying I wanted you involved in this love affair

    Hugh sez: 🙁

    awww.. I was kidding baby. I want you there to watch and join in 🙂

    Hugh sez: 🙂 yipee!

    yipee? LOL

  49. k, so this is the Slandapalooza ep. We haven’t watched the movie yet.

    Hugh sez: not sure when we will be able to either.

    Yeah, we are here right now but will be disappearing again

    it seems Jeremy is off to Dublin. I loved Dublin when we went there. Have fun Jeremy

    Hugh sez: Yeah it was cool there. Have a good trip

    it also seems that Ed is at a family wedding event. Hope that went well.

  50. Been to the pictures. Went and saw Gone Baby Gone, which I enjoyed.

    According to the reviews it’s release date was delayed in the UK by six months because of a similar real world case in the UK (well the kidnapping itself happened in Portugal)

  51. OMG!!!! The latest Sex is Fun podcast is about anal sex! We must listen immediately!!!

    Hugh sez: Jack my man. You know we love you because we are going to put off listening to the anal sex episode of Sex is Fun in order to listen to Deadpan. You should feel honored.

    Jack, you really should. Deadpan before anal sex

    Hugh sez: or we can just have anal sex while listening to Deadpan.

    We could, but then we can’t play by play

    Hugh sez: oh I don’t know. It might be fun to force you to post comments on the episode while I’m having my way with your ass. Punish you when you fail.

    umm.. *swoooon* ummm.. I can’t concentrate now.

    Hugh sez: just hit the ‘submit comment’ button, babe.

    *submit comment*

  52. Wow we really suck.. we are all the way back at Unshow 13 back on May 3rd and still no play by play

    sorry Jack

    Hugh sez: I’m embarrassed at our lack of play by playing

    me too. But wd keep coming up on Hugh’s NBA predictions and he would like to announce his prediction for the NBA finals

    Hugh sez: *ahem* I Hugh Smarty Hottie of Chicago, iL do hereby predict (and hope for) that Boston will kick LA’s ass into next Tuesday

    ok, back to searching for our last play by play

  53. LOL

    and right after that I find our last play by play.. it appears it was on May 3rd

    Greasy Spoon Nipples Udder Bangles Susanna Hoffs Dickens Comments Cockles Spooges Comment-a-palooza shitzus donkus nose hairs nipples Comments solo nipples privates nipples through Ep 91 rounds 1-3

    Smarty Hotties® – 18
    justa j0e – 13
    The Energizer Bunny – 13
    Vanamonde – 11
    Mr ditto swooon – 10
    Rhettro – 10
    Dubshack – 9
    Ed From Texas – 7
    Leann 2.0 – 5
    Jeremy- 4
    Alvie – 3
    Rhettro – 3
    Thomas – 3
    Jackamo – 3 (even though it doesn’t count according to him)
    WNDR wolfie – 2
    Addie in boulder – 2
    Lost Ralph – 2
    Amy Bowen – 2
    Trucker Overdrive – 2
    disgruntled scientist – 2
    psion andy – 1

  54. Greasy Spoon Nipples Udder Bangles Susanna Hoffs Dickens Comments Cockles Spooges Comment-a-palooza shitzus donkus nose hairs nipples Comments solo nipples privates nipples through Ep 91 rounds 1-3

    Smarty Hotties® – 18
    justa j0e – 13
    The Energizer Bunny – 13
    Vanamonde – 11
    Mr ditto swooon – 10
    Rhettro – 10
    Dubshack – 9
    Ed From Texas – 7
    Leann 2.0 – 5
    Jeremy- 4
    Alvie – 3
    Rhettro – 3
    Thomas – 3
    Jackamo – 3 (even though it doesn’t count according to him)
    WNDR wolfie – 2
    Addie in boulder – 2
    Lost Ralph – 2
    Amy Bowen – 2
    Trucker Overdrive – 2
    disgruntled scientist – 2
    psion andy – 1

  55. Ah no wethinks we are good

    we play by play ep 91, then there was no unshow but he posted the Joe show which we have not listened to because we are holding off on listening to that right now. But when did we do the first half of 92? Did we miss part of the greasy spoons?

    Hugh sez: ths is a mess. Does Jack really need us to keep tabs on the greasy spoons comments?

    Probably not. I’m sure he keeps his own… umm. I hope he does 🙂 Maybe I should ask him

  56. Greasy Spoon Nipples Udder Bangles Susanna Hoffs Dickens Comments Cockles Spooges Comment-a-palooza shitzus donkus nose hairs nipples Comments solo nipples privates nipples sphincters through Ep 92

    Smarty Hotties® – 20
    justa j0e – 14
    The Energizer Bunny – 13
    Vanamonde – 12
    Mr ditto swooon – 10
    Rhettro – 10
    Dubshack – 9
    Ed From Texas – 7
    Leann 2.0 – 5
    Jeremy- 4
    Alvie – 3
    Rhettro – 3
    Thomas – 3
    Jackamo – 3 (even though it doesn’t count according to him)
    WNDR wolfie – 2
    Addie in boulder – 2
    Lost Ralph – 2
    Amy Bowen – 2
    Trucker Overdrive – 2
    disgruntled scientist – 2
    psion andy – 1

  57. Ok color us so fucking cornfused… Last time we play by played on May 18th at 5:50AM DST we did a greasy spoon sphincters for ep 92.. I wrote a big long novel about podtaint, then Hugh’s brother came over and we stopped. So now we are back listening to 92 and it seems he has another round of comments.. so we shall continue on.. we trust Jack.. heknows what he is doing. He is Jackamo Mangerman. So say we all.

  58. More greasy spoon comments from ep 92:

    Smarty Hotties! Hugh’s 5k run for the ABTA 🙂

    Hugh sez: awwwww

    awwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *sobs*

    Energizer Bunny: extra user fees for people who use the free health care system in Canada
    Energizer Bunny: thats god j0e
    Justa j0e- V- Vixen
    Energizer Bunny: Hisssss-terical kitty

  59. Greasy Spoon Nipples Udder Bangles Susanna Hoffs Dickens Comments Cockles Spooges Comment-a-palooza shitzus donkus nose hairs nipples Comments solo nipples privates nipples sphincters comments through Ep 92 part 1 and 2

    Smarty Hotties® – 21
    The Energizer Bunny – 16
    justa j0e – 15
    Vanamonde – 12
    Mr ditto swooon – 10
    Rhettro – 10
    Dubshack – 9
    Ed From Texas – 7
    Leann 2.0 – 5
    Jeremy- 4
    Alvie – 3
    Rhettro – 3
    Thomas – 3
    Jackamo – 3 (even though it doesn’t count according to him)
    WNDR wolfie – 2
    Addie in boulder – 2
    Lost Ralph – 2
    Amy Bowen – 2
    Trucker Overdrive – 2
    disgruntled scientist – 2
    psion andy – 1

  60. Uh-oh.. Energizer Buny is getting awfully close to us Hughie!!

    Hughie sez: We’ll get her, We’ll GET HER!!!



    ok. There now resides a file on my desktop called: Grease in which I copied and pasted the last jelly bean game numbers. This mixup shall never happen again. I feel it is my responsibility as a deadpanite since I’ve failed so badly at calling in content and participating in paloozas. This i the best I can do for the deadpan currently.

  61. *mouse click*

    Jacks focus for the Deadpan community

    awwwwww.. Deadpan DOES continue to be the motherfucking way!!!!

    Class, maturity and dignity? Is he talking about us?

    Hugh sez: I have no class, maturity nor dignity

    Yes you do baby, don’t say that

    Hugh sez: I know. I was just kidding babe

    🙂 I know. Me being overly sensitive again

    Hugh sez: you are always being overly sensitive.

    I is

  62. Dear Jack

    Fuck those people
    Not literally fuck them, you probably wouldn’t want to fuck them. but just ignore them fuck them.

    dre and hugh

    amen brotha.. r.e.s.p.e.c.t

    ummmmmmmm.. the wisdom of W? He has wisdom???

  63. He got feedback which he will address in Ep 93

    a lot going on outside of the microphone

    He intends to use the great content you’ve sent in

    93 will be a return to form

    send in more
    usual places

    self indulgent rants will not be included in 93

    jelly beans
    500 and something else

    Vanamonde won again

    unseat him

    1 more wisdom bit- never assume

    Hugh sez: You make an ass out of ume.. LOL

    u and me!

    Hugh sez: Coach Jackson used to always say Never assume before he went over to the dark side

    the dark side?

    Hugh sez: The Lakers. He used to wear a Never Assume hat to the Bulls finals when the Bulls would actually lose finals games.

  64. Holy crap.

    Mike and Brian apparently found a replacement host for the Farpoint Recap.

    I don’t even know what to say. It’s like… On the one hand, they took it away from me, and yet on the other hand… It’s like I kinda don’t care…

  65. Deadpan is the way


    Jack is all sexy sick voiced

    Hugh sez: *swoooooooooon*

    Jack sounds saxy

    93=complete bananza!!!!!!

    we are still deciding on the palooza ep?

    Hugh sez: ummm this unshow came out weeks before the palooza episode babe. We are the ones who are way fucking behind.

    oh yeah 😉

  66. Greasy spoon comments

    nyquil is consumed
    licking grandmas flowery perfume.. ewwwww

    ditto: joke apologies
    dubshack: trail mix
    energizer bunny: hubby gifts
    Alvie: what does that mean? Hair references
    Energizer bunny: laundry time
    Amy Bowen: she agrees

  67. Greasy Spoon Nipples Udder Bangles Susanna Hoffs Dickens Comments Cockles Spooges Comment-a-palooza shitzus donkus nose hairs nipples Comments solo nipples privates nipples sphincters comments comments through Ep unshow 12

    Smarty Hotties® – 21
    The Energizer Bunny – 18
    justa j0e – 15
    Vanamonde – 12
    Mr ditto swooon – 11
    Rhettro – 10
    Dubshack – 10
    Ed From Texas – 7
    Leann 2.0 – 5
    Jeremy- 4
    Alvie – 4
    Rhettro – 3
    Thomas – 3
    Jackamo – 3 (even though it doesn’t count according to him)
    Amy Bowen – 3
    WNDR wolfie – 2
    Addie in boulder – 2
    Lost Ralph – 2
    Trucker Overdrive – 2
    disgruntled scientist – 2
    psion andy – 1

  68. Jacks offering us a peace offereing with more cthulu haikus

    Hugh sez: we only accept sexual favors as peach offerings

    Yeah Jack, you have to have sex with us now 😉

    Hugh sez: LOL, you’re going to scare him babe. Don’t worry Jack, you don’t have to have sex with me

    LOL.. Necromonicon or Ann Coulters books.. LOL.. good one 🙂

  69. Lars Ulrich ego IS a multi-headed beast

    ABC’s the View.. LOL

    no more excuses next week

    motherfucking way

    your welcome Jack.. go to bed and get better.

    sned in more content thru the usual methods


    not coming back after the music
    unshow out

  70. alrighty pan

    our work here is done for today

    Not sure when we will be back again but we will try. Things have gotten crazy around here for us. Wish us luck if you so care to 🙂 and good trips to all those vacationing places and hope everyone remains healthy and good and hope all your strifes are lessened and your good times increase.

    thank you
    dre and hugh

  71. An oscillating between bouts of caffeine withdrawal exhaustion and wakeful hunger. I just needed write down a few thousand words. It’s really not much. Some days I wish I just sat back and listen to podcast. Other parts of me realize how much fun it is being part of the community…

    I wish there were more hours in the day to talk to people and a make shit for people

  72. Wow!
    The Smarty Hotties graced us with their presence. One day I hope they will grease us with their presence* but at the moment I will be happy with what I can get!

    *No, I have no idea what this is supposed to mean. It’s an innuendo that just never quite came together. Although THAT could be one.

  73. Well there was the whole medical thing a while back, and with the new project Jack(trucker) and a bunch of other people and I are working on, I approached Mike and Brian about podfading FPR, and I guess because of the whole medical thing they all ready had a guy ready to take over for me. It was just surprising, I guess he’s all ready got an episode up and everything.

    I haven’t heard it yet, been too busy, but I’m almost scared… and yet don’t care so much… because I’d kind of rather do the other thing anyway….

  74. just a Joe I heard you are ending cup car update. I haven’t listened because I’m not a NASCAR fan but I understand how hard it is to let something go.

    I still enjoy all your comments on all the shows 🙂

    If you ever start something new let us all know.

  75. Hey everyone. Back from the business trip. This week will be hellish too, so probably not much posting from me.

    I enjoyed everyone’s thoughts even though I still haven’t seen the movie yet.

  76. ditto: hellish, smellish! You comment now!
    (srsly, I hope things settle down for you)

    Dub, I didn’t know you also had TO involved in your new project. Best of luck to all y’all.

    And w00t for the Smarty Hotties’ selfless play-by-play work on our behalf.

    And w00t for all of the selfless effort from all of you guys.

    Hope weekends were decent all around.

  77. It just won’t be Farpont Recap without Dubshack. That is whack….but, if it frees Dub and Trucker to turn their considerable twisted talents to a new creation, that could prove a winner in the end.

  78. Let me say, there were a number of previews before Kung Fu Panda.

    Clone Wars looks like it will rock. Wall E also looks like it will be a home run for Pixar.

    I asked my daughter which of the previews was her favorite. She said “Clone Wars”. I was so proud.

    And, since we’re keeping track, Kung Fu Panda does not follow the white male hero and his adoring female attachemnt. For, while Jack Black does voice the Panda, both Angelina Jolie and Lucy Liu provide strong performances in their roles as part of the “Furious Five”.

    Clone Wars is also noted for having a strong and extensive role for a female Jedi. And it looks like it will rock, did I mention?

  79. Adorable picture of the princess and the penguin, Ed.
    Incidentally you and I are both now freed from murgatory.

    And I agree – Clone Wars will most likely be better than any of the prequels.

  80. Personally I don’t think they ever caught the magic all the speeder bike chase scenes in the third movie and the battle sequence in the second movie.

    I’m talking about the first trilogy.

    Oh yes and the trench war in the first movie.

    In the second trilogy.

    I did enjoy the pod race. I like how they showed each lap. What felt like I was completely cheated when the kid destroyed the base ship purely by accident.

    As for the rest of the series it was fairly unmemorable. Other than them fucking up Kischyyk or however you spell the Wookee home word.

  81. The new Farpoint Recap isn’t all that bad. Trucker had me laughing my ass off on the George Hrab bit. And at first I didn’t know where the new guy was going with that intro, but DAMN, what a punchline.

  82. Morning Pan, according to the weather report they will be hardly any clouds over the UK today.

    Time to breakout the sunblock lotion, shaved heads are no fun in summer.

  83. Since I seem to be alone – I’m going to do the ABC’s of animal punning…

    A – Aardvark

    Aardvarks are puns in themselves so there’s not much to say

  84. E – Emu

    A farmer bought an emu but he had nowhere to keep it so he put it in with the chickens. They refused to speak to it because it was so much bigger than them. After a few weeks it was feeling ostrich sized.

  85. J – Jackalope

    … What do you mean there’s no such thing as a jackalope?!? Next thing you’ll tell me there’s no Easter Bunny 🙁

  86. M – Mouse

    I think mice are very nice. We actually use to have them as pets when my Boo was little. Now we just feed them to the snakes

  87. On a side note:

    Cat got hold of one of our snakes over the weekend. Now we have one fewer snakes. I’m trying to decide if this is a good thing or not…

  88. P – Platypus

    Awww, they’re such cute looking things, but highly pick upon because it doesn’t know its place in life yet.

    “Leave the platypus alone!”

  89. R – rat

    Big F’n rats with tails this long…..

    Alberta is a rat free province. We have paid workers who patrol the borders of the province and make sure no rats come in either domestic or wild.

    (really, we do 🙂 )

  90. T – Turkey

    No pun again, but another true story…

    When I was a kid and lived on the farm, we used to let our turkeys roam (free range). They were pretty stupid. They would go up to the horses and try to peck bugs from the horses’ legs. Horse would stomp its foot and plant the turkey in the ground. We would always start the year with about a couple of dozen turkey polts. Come Thanksgiving, they would only be one left – which is all we needed 😀

  91. Z – Zebra

    While the zoo was verbally promised a zebra, it wanted to get it in black and white

    (I know – what an anticlimactic ending)

  92. I’m So Ronery
    So ronery
    So ronery and sadry arone

    There’s no one
    Just me onry
    Sitting on my rittle throne
    I work rearry hard and make up great prans
    But nobody ristens, no one understands
    Seems like no one takes me serirousry

    And so I’m ronery
    A rittle ronery
    Poor rittle me

    There’s nobody
    I can rerate to
    Feel rike a bird in a cage
    It’s kinda sihry
    But not rearry
    Because it’s fihring my body with rage

    I’m the smartest most crever most physicarry fit
    But nobody else seems to rearize it
    When I change the world maybe they’ll notice me
    But until then I’rr just be ronery
    Rittle ronery, poor rittle me

    I’m so ronery

    -Team America

  93. Lonely
    I’m Mr lonely,
    I have nobody,
    for my owwwn
    I’m so lonely,
    I’m Mr. Lonely
    I have nobody,
    for my owwnnn
    I’m so lonely

    Yo all, this one here,
    Goes out to all my playas out there, man, ya know
    That got that one good girl who has always been there man, like
    took all the bullshit
    Then one day she can’t take it no more
    And decides to leave

    I woke up in the middle of the night
    And I noticed my girl wasn’t by my side,
    Coulda sworn I was dreamin for her
    I was feelin,
    So I had to take a little ride,
    Back tracking on these few years,
    Tryin to figure out what I do to make it go bad,
    Cause ever since my girl left me,
    My whole life came crashing and
    I’m so

    Lonely (so lonely),
    I’m Mr. Lonely (Mr. Lonely)
    I have nobody (I have nobody)
    for my own (to call my own,girl)

    I’m so lonely (so lonely)
    I’m Mr. Lonely (Mr. Lonely)
    I have nobody (I have nobody)
    to call my own (to call my own,girl)

    Can’t believe I had a girl like you
    And I just let you walk right outta my life,
    After all I put you through, you still stuck around and stayed by my side,
    What really hurt me is I broke your heart, baby
    You a good girl and I had no right,
    I really wanna make things right, cos
    Without you in my life girl, I’m so

    Lonely (so lonely)
    I’m Mr. Lonely (Mr. Lonely)
    I have nobody (I have nobody)
    for my own (to call my own,girl)

    I’m so lonely (so lonely)
    I’m Mr. Lonely (Mr. Lonely)
    I have nobody (I have nobody)
    for my own (to call my own,baby)

    Been all about the world ain’t never met a girl
    That can take the things that you’ve been through
    Never thought the day would come
    Where you would get up and run
    And I would be out chasing you
    Cos ain’t nowhere in the globe I’d rather be,
    Ain’t no one in the globe I’d rather see
    Then the girl of my dreams that made me be
    so happy but now so lonely…

    Lonely (so lonely)
    I’m Mr. Lonely (Mr. Lonely)
    I have nobody (I have nobody)
    for my own (to call my own, no)

    I’m so lonely (so lonely)
    I’m Mr. Lonely (Mr. Lonely)
    I have nobody (I have nobody)
    for my own (to call my own, girl)

    Never thought that I’d be alone (be alone),
    I didn’t think you’d be gone this long, (gone so long)
    I just want you to call my phone,
    stop playing girl and
    Come on home (come on home),
    Baby girl I didn’t mean to shout, (Nooo)
    I want me and you to work it out, (work it out baby)
    I never wished to ever
    Hurt my baby (Hurt my baby)
    And it’s drivin me crazy cause I’m so..

    Lonely (so lonely)
    I’m Mr. Lonely (Mr. Lonely)
    I have nobody (have nobody)
    for my own (to call my own,no)

    I’m so lonely (so lonely)
    I’m Mr. Lonely (Mr. Lonely)
    I have nobody (I have nobody)
    for my own (to call my own,girl)

    so lonely, (lonely)
    So lonely, (so lonely)
    Mr. Lonely (lonely)
    So lonely (so lonely)
    So lonely (lonely)
    So lonely (so lonely)
    So lonely
    Mr. Lonely


  94. Hi EssBee

    Stupid joke of the day…

    Red Riding Hood was walking through the forest when she came across a wolf.

    “Oh, no,” said Red, “Are you going to eat me whole?”

    “No,” replied the wolf, “I’ll spit that part out.”


  95. On that note, I’m off to buy some groceries. then it will be close to lunch time, so I’ll be back after.


  96. Depends on whether the chicken was being choked or not.

    As it stands, I’m not much of a NASCAR fan, more of a time issue than anything. The ironic thing though was CCu was advertised for it’s lack of colorful banter etc. and was more of an informative podcasts, though justa joe is the master of colorful banter. Any hope of a colorful banter podcasts coming from JJ? I’d subscribe to that one. 🙂

  97. Had some wicked storms around here last night. My wife & I watched the top 1/3 of a funnel cloud form right above our backyard. Fortunately it wasn’t strong enough to touch down.

  98. Whoa. Glad your ok Ditto.

    Seriously though guys, holy shit. That announcement I made yesterday was total BS, and yet everyone is so freaking faithful to ME, the new show of the Farpoint Recap has recieved a total of like five downloads. Which is about the exact total number of people I let in on the joke.

    Holy crap. If you guys would have just listened to it, you’d have figured out it was a joke 17 minutes into the show anyway. Holy crap are you people loyal. The original Wine and Wingin’ It bit didn’t go over like this. *lol*

  99. Well the new 3G iphone looks very tempting at the new price. Just have to wait and see how much O2 is going to screw UK customers over the 18 month contract.

  100. Back from errands.

    Rhett – The irony was not lost on me. 🙂
    Between Jessica and myself it was all we could do to meet our schedule. As indicated by her lack of presence here 🙁 she got busy in the “real” world and it just became too much “work”. While I was proud of the show (and the fact that even non-NASCAR types commented positively on the shows quality) … the show became less “creatively” satisfying.

    Funny thing is, I was only doing that podcast because it was the sort of NASCAR podcast that I wanted to listen to and no one else was doing it. I never had (nor do I now have) the urge to have my own podcast.

    Personally, I’m hopeing that Jack will take me in. 😉

  101. JOe, sorry about CCU, but I totally understand how time commitments change. Thanks for all the hard work you and Jessica did!

  102. I was a little worried during the storm, but I wasn’t truly concerned. There were some missing “bad” factors, such as hail, that would have sent me straight to the basement instead of watching the funnel cloud.

    But thanks for all the concern.

  103. There’s the open invitation Jack. Quick! Grab him!


    I certainly understand how much work a podcast can be and how real life can creep in.

  104. Take care at Evil Inc. Essbee. I’ve got some deadlines I need to take care of that’s making work so much fun right now. NOT! *headcheesegrater*

  105. RE:Justa j0e’s Deadpan
    er, um … NOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooo!

    *sploot whirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr crunch*

  106. Re: which Jack.
    Hmmmm, I could be a trade of all Jacks!
    Sort of a like Clint Eastwood in “High Plains Drifter” … only without the poncho … or horse … and not as much killing, unless I could find a way to make it funny.

    “High Pod Drifter”

  107. The 1st gen iPhone didn’t impress me. Looks like they may have gotten if figured out this second time around. I may be trading from the Verizon evil empire to the AT&T evil empire next year when my contract is up.

  108. Wow! Work has been almost as much fun as slamming my hand in a car door! Repeatedly!!! I just can’t get enough!

    *Whrrrrrrrrrl Crunch! Grind!*

    Cool Whip!

  109. I was just thinking my day yesterday was a lot like Lifeforce, except without all the nudity.

    Today promises to be more interesting. Me and the new Survey Department heads get to look at why one of the teams did a beautiful job on a project for two days, an not only surveyed a whole 100 acre stretch of road twice on a third or some day in between, but somehow managed to miss their benchmark by about six and a half feet.

    And one of these survey managers, he has that look you know. That look like all he has to do is stare at you long enough before you burst into flames. And I don’t mean little homosexuals either, I’m talkin’ all out fire here.

  110. Ditto, we picked up the 4th edition set (players handbook, dungeonmaster guide and monster manual. We started playing the introductory adventure on Saturday. I like the colour coding of the spells etc. It’s much easier to figure out what you can do, when.

    My husband has completely read through the player’s handbook, and he seemed happy with some of the changes.

    Morning WNDR, Dub 🙂

  111. Morning EssBee. We used to get two papers. One daily and then the Globe and Mail on Saturdays (my husband liked to read the chess column). I cancelled the weekend paper because finding our paper was always an adventure and I felt I shouldn’t have to put on shoes and a jacket to look for my paper.

    Our daily paper delivery person used to be pretty good. The paper was always in the mailbox. I’m assuming he (or she) is on holidays this week as delivery yesterday and today has not been so hot. However, I’m also the type to call in and complain if I find the paper unreadable. I figure I pay for it, I should be able to read it.

  112. I totally agree, TEB. As a matter of fact, I think I’ll call them now!

    Our local paper is pretty silly, as it turns out, but I still like to know what’s happening in town.

  113. Well, the newspaper people phoned me back and apologized profusely. They’re sending me a new paper for today.

  114. Oooooo…the old Incredible Hulk show is on SciFi…I can’t believe how cheesy it is. Of course, it was never cheesy when I used to watch it way back when.


  115. The only thing I can remember about the old Hulk tv series was the sad piano music at the end. Did they ever play that at the end of a Family Guy episode? Khewl hWhip.

  116. TEB: Yeah, I’ll have to pick up the other manuals to relearn how to play. It’s been a long time. Now I just have to get a group together.

  117. Ditto, while it’s usually just my husband and I playing, we use Screen Monkey (http://tinyurl.com/29jsuf) when we play. It’s easier than constantly setting up and changing maps. Also we can see each other’s rolls and message each other snarky comments. Which is fun to do, even though we are in the same room 🙂

    Screen Monkey is also good if you’re playing a group “long distance”

  118. I think if you combine Screen Monkey with something like Skype, you could, potentially have players across the globe.

  119. “I don’t know what to believe, sometimes I even forget
    And if it’s a lie, terrorists made me say it
    The beautiful lull, the dangerous tug
    We get to feel small from high up above
    From high up above”

  120. The thing is that role playing takes a heap of time. When Teresa and I used to go to Big D’s (Derek not Diablo) house to game we had a blast. But ultimately the time commitment was to large. However, I think we could be persuaded to play a two hour scenario online. Hmmm… Okay work beckons.

  121. The only thing with playing just two people, Ditto is you either have to adjust the characters’ levels so only one or two can do the job, or the player has to multi-play several characters. (there have been times when I’ve handled up to 5 characters)

  122. There is nothing sadder than playing the first Computer Battleship by MB solo.

    Although often as dumb as dishwater, AI opponents in the 80’s computer games were great for solo play.

  123. I had the original Battleship boardgame from the 50s or 60s. The cover art was of the Dad and son playing at the table, with a clear view of the mom and daughter doing dishes at the kitchen sink.

  124. Frozen in the place I hide
    Not afraid to paint my sky with
    Some who say I’ve lost my mind
    Brother try and hope to find

    You were always so far away
    I know that pain so don’t you run away
    Like you used to do

    Roses in a vase of white
    Bloodied by the thorns beside the leaves
    That fall because my hand is
    Pulling them hard as I can

    You were always so far away
    I know that pain and I won’t run away
    Like I used to do

    Pictures in a box at home
    Yellowing and green with mold
    So I can barely see your face
    Wonder how that color taste

    You were always so far away
    I know the way so don’t you run away
    Like you used to do
    Like you used to do

    -cool semi-obscure Alice in Chains lyrics.

  125. Well, I heard the crowd singin’ out of tune
    As they sat and sang Auld Lang Syne
    By the light of the moon
    I heard the preachers bangin’ on the drums
    And I heard the police playin’ with their guns
    But I never heard nothin’ like you

  126. RE: Work

    *headdesk**headdesk**headdesk**headdesk**headdesk**headdesk**headdesk**headdesk**headdesk**headdesk**headdesk**headdesk**headdesk**headdesk* *splurt*

  127. Okay, EssBee got my attention. 🙂

    Today’s been the bad kind of headbanging. I’ve got a deadline on Friday I can totally meet, but tomorrow I have a series of meetings to attend about getting the deadline done, that may make me miss the deadline. =P

  128. EssBee as hot as that is. I’d never know how to respond to a joke once a woman throws their breasts into it. Case in point I was making a joke about being able a see boobs any time I want by like taking my shirt off. To which tall grrl in the same chat room said she could do the same. At which point there was nowhere else for me to take the comedy. It seems that breasts bring the conversation to a halt. Even just in chat.

    For example I was talking to Nathan Lowell. In the middle the conversation he looked at me funny and then stopped talking altogether. Apparently in a room of the third-floor a couple were changing the costumes at Balticon. Where Nathan was he had a perfect view.

    I guess my question is where’d you take a conversation after breasts have been involved? That is if you want to continue the conversation?

  129. There is an old graffiti line:

    Any woman who thinks the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach is aiming too high.

  130. “Variable Speed Reversible Hammer Drill”

    Does anyone else think there are just TOO many descriptors in that name?
    Should we add a few of our own?

    Oh … and a “good morning” to you all.

  131. So … (dot dot dot)

    I spend a fair amount of time poking at the stock market with a sharp stick in a futile attempt to annoy it.
    I know that most people don’t want to know about such things but I was just sent an e-mail that so nicely summarized one of the current financial scenarios, I just had to share.
    (You may want to clear a crash landing area on your for your head BEFORE reading)

    1.Government announces the issuance of stimulus checks.

    2.Fed opens the discount window to Wall Street investment
    bankers, giving them CASH in exchange for the illiquid, dead money, subprime mortgages they wrote.

    3. Wall Street Investment banks put the fresh cash to good use,
    buying $100+ futures contracts for oil and issuing $200 price targets for oil.

    4. America receives stimulus checks via the mailbox.

    5. America deposits stimulus checks via the gas pump.

    6. Wall Street receives stimulus checks via the “oil futures” contracts.

    Pretty neat trick huh.

    A transfer of wealth by any other name…
    is still a transfer of wealth.

    Alan Greenspan said it best, way back in 1966:

    “In the absence of a gold standard, there is no way
    to protect savings from confiscation through inflation.”
    — Alan Greenspan 1966

  132. EssBee – if it makes you feel any better, there is a good chance that “Washington” doesn’t realize their part in this ongoing financial fiasco.
    All of the “financial legislation” and “financial packages” that are voted on and approved in Washington are actually written by “advisors” from the financial industry. These things are written to be far to convoluted and obtuse for the politicians to understand.

    So it’s probably not “conspiracy”, just ineptitude and a willingness to hand the keys of the Hen House over to the smiling fox who is holding a bag of cash and saying “trust me”.

    I don’t know how that would make one feel better but maybe it’s something.

  133. *decompress* Well the cheese grater to head pressure has eased a bit. Meeting with developer and owner went good. Still hella busy, but that was a huge burden lifted from my shoulders. Okay back to work. LOL

  134. Well Mongol had very pretty landscapes, heck even the spurts of blood were artistic.

    Gawd I felt tired tonight, even holding a magazine I was reading was an effort. Early weeks are killing me.

  135. Mongol looks intriguing. I’ll probably have to wait for Netflix.

    Yes, we’re in a bit of a lull this week.

    Apparently my nipples on the desk didn’t attract as much attention as I’d hoped.

  136. Hello, Deadpan! I just posted a new blog post about writing to my WordPress blog, to which my name is now a link. (Which, of course, means that this comment will get stuck in murgatory.)

  137. Anarchist reactionary running dog revisionist
    Hindu muslim catholic creation / evolutionist
    Rational romantic mystic cynical idealist
    Minimal expressionist post-modern neo-symbolist

    Arm chair rocket scientist graffiti existentialist
    Deconstruction primitive performance photo realist
    Be-bop or a one drop or a hip hop lite pop metallist
    Gold adult contemporary urban country capitalist

  138. I’m in a groove now
    Or is it a rut?
    I need some feedback
    But all the lines are cut
    I get so angry, but I
    keep my mouth shut
    And turn it up

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