988 thoughts on “Last Ride of the Palooza Chop Express

  1. Morning Pan

    Looks like I’m going to have to pull some afternoon and evening work shifts to make up for the time I’ve been playing taxi and hostess. Royalties are due soon so I need to get those caught up at the very least. Hubby is not happy.

  2. Is there a worse storytelling trope than a character wearing a mask to fool people into believing they’re some other specific person? It just knocks me out of the story every time.

    Even Scooby-Doo didn’t do this; the bad guy was always disguised as a monster.

  3. So today watched the first episode of s2 of Helix.

    I enjoyed the first series, but this was so dumb that I’m seriously thinking of never watching another episode again.

    • They investigate an outbreak in a boat in hazmat suits. Find a resistant survivor who tells them they caught it on an island. They visit the island with no hazmat suits.

  4. Your crap joke for the day:

    When three people have sex together it’s called s threesome.

    When two people have sex it’s called a twosome.

    Now I understand why they call you handsome..

  5. Just found out that one of the guys I spent ALL my spare time with between the ages of about 22 and 32 is in the ICU. Heart problems. He might be 52.
    Which of the following diagnoses do you think of when you here this ?
    (A) Needs a stint or stints
    (B) Needs a valve replacement
    (c) Needs a pace maker

    Yeh, any of those would be in the realm of what I might expect, however the diagnoses was he needs a HEART TRANSPLANT.
    Fucking A.
    That is just not a part that they keep in stock. :(
    He’s been a ventilator for 5 days. They took him off earlier today and I am told “that are reasons to be guardedly optimistic”. I’m not sure but I think that falls somewhere between “hopeless” and “hopeful”

  6. Best Wishes, j0e. They have amazing options these days- one being a device called an, LVAD.
    And (longterm, continuous IV infusion) medication, with a pacemaker, could be a short-term answer while waiting for a transplant or an LVAD.

    Hang in there, kind Sir. There is hope out there for all of us and in the meantime, tell your friend and his family what he means to you— (he will hear your words, even while he is sedated.)

  7. Ignoring all of the bozo nightmare forces of evil at work lately, I’m super proud and super excited for the boy child’s District Spelling Bee Finals today.

  8. Yesterday I listened to the Nerdist’s Podcast interview of Gillian Anderson. I couldn’t shake the feeling that Bunny’s voice is almost a perfect match.

  9. I finally got all the core books for the latest edition of D&D, 5e. They seem like a nice and elegant set of rules, but I don’t find them as big of deal as the D&D community seems to think they are. Salvage Worlds though has really got my attention and the rules seem focused on having fun. If I ever run anymore RPG’s they’ll likely be either Salvage Worlds or Edge of Empire campaigns.

  10. I may have to do some baking. I found a very decadent recipe. Basically, you take peanut butter cookie dough, put it in a muffin tin and top with a Reece’s peanutbutter Cup. I wonder if hubby’s daddy likes peanutbutter…

        • So I could tell you one other thing that seems like it would be a swell thing to do on an elevator when the opportunity presented itself … but if you look at the whole scenario from a logical, physics perspective – you would see the obvious problem.

          Of course when you are 21 and suddenly presented with that option the whole “logic” part of your brain is sent out for coffee.

  11. Dear Gary Bettman,

    If you want your sport to grow and thrive, dont put your All Star weekend on a channel that no one fucking gets.

    Thanks,

    Poory McNocable

  12. Saw Birdman tonight. I mixed reviews for the flick. I loved all of the fluid, long takes and how the movie kinda made theater on Broadway its own character in the movie. And I loved Edward Norton (but I always love him.)
    The internal psycho babble of Michael Keaton was my least favorite thing about the movie.

  13. Don’t intend to make this the doom and gloom show, but know you all will be a support if even in a distraction.

    Sister met with the oncologist this morning. They have confirmed that chemo is part of her treatment plan. So surgery on Wednesday and chemo starting by the end of the week. I will know more later, but appreciate good thoughts. Justa and TEB, your loved ones are in my thoughts as well.

  14. On a more trivial level, the council cancelled upcoming renovations on the house Friday gone.

    Started to unpack over the weekend.

    Council told us today the renovations are back just starting a couple of week later.

  15. So…….. I hope Van will forgive my British accent in Dan Shaurette’s upcoming horror story. It’s really pretty good stuff. I just hope Van isn’t cursing me every time my character speaks.

  16. Holy Crap. I just worked 22 hours straight. Ended on a sad note, but what a full 12+ hours of learning and helping to save lives!

  17. Watched me some Snowpiercer last night. Gorgeous. Brilliant. I can see how this was a critical darling (95% fresh on RT with over 200 reviews) and was hit or miss with audiences. Audiences typicallu dont like to have to think with their action blockbusters. I was thrilled with it.

  18. Nothing doing with nothing – but does anyone remember the early 90’s band School of Fish? They had a alt-rock radio hit called “3 Strange Days”

  19. CP:
    “We would zig-zag our way
    Through the boredom and pain
    Occasionally, glancing up through the rain
    Wondering which of the buggers to blame”

  20. So, I’m finally giving “Ready Player One” a go. For what is supposed to be some kind of 80’s homage, it sure feels more like mockery. I’m not convinced I’m going to be able to finish this one.

  21. Ok ok ok Van. You win. After watching Jaime Murray in the last Sleepy Hollow I take everything back about ignoring bad American accents.

  22. Today I chucked out Quarterdeck memory manager software, think I needed it to get Wing Commander working properly with the speech addon on my old PC.

    Those were the days…

  23. Did some checking. I have enough points to fly round trip to the US twice, no matter what city we have the mmmmeetup. That means, if LoPan comes, we will be able to argue over the check despite the low Canadian dollar.

  24. I just saw that Jack posted:

    “I hope my fake British accent gets a passing grade when you listen to Dan Shaurette’s upcoming audio drama.”

    If you’re allowed to tell us more about this, please do! Sometime this year, I will need people to trade promos with. :smile:

  25. Crap joke for day:

    Two newlyweds quickly realized their marriage wasn’t working and filed for a divorce. The judge asked them what the problem was.The husband replied: “In the five weeks that we’ve been together, we haven’t been able to agree on a single thing.”The judge turned to the wife: “Have you anything to say?”She answered: “It’s been six weeks, your honor.”

  26. Probably the craziest comic title Im currently reading is Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive

    /the more you didnt want to know

  27. So as I may have mentioned, I have been trying to get through all 9 seasons of “Scubs” before it succumb to NetFlixiation on Feb 4th.
    The problem that occurred was that I found I could only watch 3 episodes in any given sitting. The “fun” of that show is it’s silly little quirky vignettes and banter. After about 45 minutes or so, it loses it’s unusualness and then your just left with the sad poignant moment they throw in ever show.
    Having only made my way to Season 4 Ep 12 (there are 25 Eps in that season!), last night I decided to just go to skip to the last season and watch the last 3 episodes. SPOILER ALERT – they were AWFUL. I made 10 minute into the first one and realized I wasn’t laughing. I skipped to the next one. Terrible. At this point they had switched to mostly new characters and it just wasn’t funny.

    Still wanting to end on a good note I went back to Season 8. Near the beginning I found episodes that still had the original cast but they had none of the manic energy that made the show work (for me at least). They literally looked tired. It did have it’s moments and I did laugh a few times but it was clear that ship had sailed. They even had a one minute scene at the end of that Ep where Eliotte, Turk and JD were joking about “Wow, can you believe this is our 8th year. Most people would be just walking through their jobs at this point.” wink wink, mug to the camera.

    Anyway, it was a good lesson in why you want shows you like, to end while they are still in their prime. Leave you wanting more.

  28. CP:
    Why are you looking as if I was abnormal?
    Oh, yes, you’re right, I’ve never tried to be normal.
    I just wanna walk around free on my own pace.
    I pay my bills with the money I make!

    • They’ve had to delay the surgery twice. So new dates are removal surgery 2/10, port surgery 2/16. She’ll start chemo once they determine the port has been “accepted”.

      Things have changed in the 26 years since we had to deal with this so intimately. It’s kind of frustrating the stop and start, but I think we’re all ready for the next step so she can start healing. Thank you for asking.

  29. “Fuck this and fuck that
    Fuck it all and fuck a fucking brat”

    Never let it be said that Sex Pistols couldn’t write profound and smart lyrics.