One Oh Unshow

The scrolling on Hundred was getting to be a bit much. I do have audio for release, including a bunch of Ambassador Travel Updates; I will share that audio with the world soon.

This one is silence. For all… you… sinners!!

1,467 thoughts on “One Oh Unshow

  1. I shall be quiet as a mouse, then.

    Nope, not gonna talk. You can’t make me!

    My lips are sealed, I tell you!

    Do your worst; I’ll never submit.

    Never…

    Never…

    gonna give you up!

  2. repost:

    Soundgarden’s ‘Superunknown’ turns 20. bleargh. They just released the 20th ann reissue deluxe set. I love this album but I dont think Ill pick the new fancy package up unless I can grab it used cheap. Too many albums turning 20!

  3. Speaking of Ambassador Travel Updates: I just sent Jack an email with the two updates I recorded “offline” (out of my cell-phone service area) on my recent vacation. 🙂

  4. For fans of music documentaries (or docs in general)I highly recommend “The Punk Singer”, the story of Kathleen Hanna. She was lead singer of Bikini Kill, Julie Ruin, and Le Tigre (as well as being a cutting edge feminist) before she abruptly quit music altogether in 2005. Wonderful. And on Netflix instant!

  5. I was just told I’m listening to inappropriate work music:
    Light as the Breeze written by Leonard Cohen as performed by Billy Joel…. Okay, um, sure.

  6. Elder God or not, after too many seconds of that video, Lo Pan has earned himself a place on the “List of People I need to Slap in Ocotber” list.

    Make it stop!

  7. ZOMG, LOL. Van, you’ve given me days of fun.

    At which point you have to say: For f***’s sake, why, man? Gwyneth Paltrow no longer being in your life is like having a 14 inch long celery stick that’s been stuck up your arse for years surgically removed! You should be f***ing delirious! This album should be a series of f***ing honky-tonk piano-driven upbeat bangers with titles like ‘Wahoo!’ and ‘Thank F*** Almighty, Free At Last!’ and ‘I Don’t Have To Knit My Breakfast No More!’, all accompanied to the sound of six-shooters fired into the f***ing ceiling with both hands! All your f***ing friends hated her, were you not aware of that? But no, Chris is sad, so on we f***ing crawl through the cesspools of f***ing self-pity. “All I know is I love you/so much it hurts.” (yep, that stench coming from Stratford-Upon-Avon isn’t the drains, it’s f***ing Shakespeare shitting himself in his grave). I’d suggest you drown your f***ing sorrows, Chris, but it’d probably be best all round if you f***ing drowned yourself!

  8. “Notice-
    Our records indicate thats you are an unaffiliated elector. If you wish to vote in the June 24, 2014 Primary Election, you must affiliate with a political party that is participating in the election.

    -Jefferson County Elections Division”

    fuck you, I wont do what you tell me.

  9. Here’s what I learned today. Steve Jones of the Six Pistols fucked a lot of famous women. Among the notables admitted were Cameron Diaz, Joan Jett, Kelly LeBrock, and Nancy Spungen. The best part was he couldnt remember Kelly LeBrock’s name. Jesus.

  10. I’m getting spam emails from a company that sells diesel powered generators.

    I suppose it makes from Nigerian billionaires and Viagra ads.,

  11. I didn’t meet mom’s boy toy. My grandmother was so stressed fro the move my uncle, rightly, said no company. After all, she’s moving to BC to die, we’d rather it not happen before she got there.

  12. For some reason, I have this strange question bouncing around my head.

    In the 60’s cartoon one of the lyrics to the song is :
    In the chill of the night,
    At the scene of the crime,
    Like a streak of light,
    He arrives just in time!

    What the hell does that mean? How does a stream of light arrive just in time?

    Just wondering.

  13. One of the benefits of waiting to schedule travel until the new job started: travel discounts. Yay! There will be planning soon.

  14. Off to see Blood Red Shoes. Should be rocking “all these people are 15 years younger here” time!

    Least I can check another band off the list

  15. So I am only now hearing about this potentially EPIC Meteor Shower tomorrow night.
    Thing is, it could be epic fail or epic win. There seems to be no consensus.

  16. Who the hell thought it was a good idea for the band to start at 11 last night when I have to be to work at 7? Bitch and complain, I do!

  17. Your crap joke for the day:

    The boss was concerned that his employees were not giving him enough respect, so he tried and old fashioned method of persuasion: He brought in a sign that said “I’m the Boss” and taped it to his door. After lunch, he noticed someone had taped another note under his. “Your wife called. She wants her sign back!”

  18. You know, with as much as I’m not in to twitter, I find that I just can’t get excited enough to watch videos of “celebrities” ready people’s mean tweets about them.

  19. Ok, I was going over Cj’s hotel and I want to know why her rooms cost an average of $20 a night less than mine do? I may have to do some investigating tomorrow. It may mean cancelling my room and rebooking through a different way.

  20. Another music documentary highest recommendation: “A Band Called ‘Death'”. Not only the first black punk band, but they had the Ramones beat by 2 years. so punk, in fact, that they turned down record deal after record deal because they refused to change their name – hence the reason they went forgotten for 30 years.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2064713/

    On Netflix!

    • Halfway through the doc, “Hot Coffee”, on Netflix streaming. It’s a pretty fascinating look beyond the hype at the facts of the infamous McDonald’s coffee burn victim lawsuit – – and more importantly – – the tort reform in its wake that stripped away consumer protections.

      You know, just in case you needed to learn about yet another way that Karl Rove and Dubya made their careers and fortunes selling Americans’ rights out to corporate profit margins.

      Sounds uber-depressing, but it’s actually more eye-opening than outright gloomy.

  21. Mini dumbass memory:

    Buying a ticket to see Fading Gigolo at arty cinema.

    Pretty sure I asked for a ticket to see American Gigolo though.

    Doh!

    The guy at the counter didn’t blink and just give me the correct ticket…

    • Agree. I am one who does like shows that have this sort of strangeness in them … but only when they are show that have this sort of strangeness in them. When they suddenly add it 5 seasons into the show and just a few episodes from the end … it feels forced/out of place/contrived … something like that.

    • The pictures are great, but the author of the article is a bit misguided. They confuse professional photographers for “that person who always insists on taking pictures” with smart phones. They also seem to think that because they have never seen the pictures before, no one else has either.

  22. I’m not a great fan of memory sticks. The one I bought failed after a few uses.

    Now one I borrowed has failed tonight, I may be jinxed.

  23. Finally paying my debt for losing to the Ducks.

    Last night we simmered brats in my annaheim/big jim chile beer, then grilled them. Awesome!

  24. In ancient times, hundreds of years before the dawn of history, an ancient race of people… the Druids. No one knows who they were or what they were doing…

  25. CP: Modified Combined Obstacle Overlay (MCOO) …Or… “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Turntables” – General Patton vs. X-Cutioners

  26. If I wrote a movie I’d put Ed in it as a tough and unpredictable but firm and rational ex-cia agent whose code name would be “Drake Deadlock” but whose real name would be Ed’s. Then I’d have him running around the world fighting other ex-cia agents gone rogue and 3rd world dictators and pharmaceutical C.E.O’s and stuff like that. No one would know who he was or where he came from, but whenever he’d kill a man he’d drop little hints like “Your credit card has been… de-Kleined”, or “The only certainties in life are death…and Texas”, or “Ed Rover Ed Rover send death right over…”. Yeah. Yeah that’d be swell.

  27. CR (reading just in case) Turn Around Bright Eyes by Rob Sheffield. Only 20 pages in, but recommend to music lovers. This one is better than his first: Love is a Mix Tape.

  28. I’m going to be in Montreal from this Friday to next Wednesday. Any deadpanites been there and have suggestions on places to visit, beers to try, etc? TEB, you’re only about 5,000 miles away. You should know it well.

    • TRA, I just read an article in Beer & Brewing about Vices and Versa – vicesetversa.com. The website seems to be in French, but looks like a place with an extensive beer list (32 on draft), good food, and live music.

      • I don’t even see a translation option for the Vices and Versa place. But it’s near a metro line and not too far from where I’m staying so I will most likely check it out. Thanks.

    • Montreal is a fun place, and I’ve spent quite a bit of time there, though not in over 10 years. I can’t give you any current info. Sorry.

      But this may help:
      – Rue (street) Sainte-Catherine is where most of the bars and fun evening stuff happens. If you head that way, you’ll always find something to do.

      – Old Town Montreal has a lot of cool historical buildings. It’s a fun place to wander around during the day. I don’t know about at night.

      – Mount Royal, the source of Montreal’s name, is a beautiful park and has a great view of the city. It should be a great place to hang out during the day.

      – Unibroue is a Quebec brewery located in Chambly, Que. It’s sort of a suburb of Montreal, and is on the other side of the river (south east) of Montreal.

      Be warned, all the signs are in French, though everyone speaks English.

      • Thanks for the Montreal info. I’m also looking into the Botanical Garden and the Olympic Park area. And a local friend recommended a good place to get poutine.

  29. This one’s for JJ:

    CP: “We’ll Paint This Town”-Throat and Phonograph Fire Support Coordination Measures (TPFSCM) – General Patton vs X-Ecutioners

  30. Two of the three requirements needed for boo’s house purchase are complete. She’s become a bundle of nerves. We are all on standby waiting for the meltdown.

    I’ll be so happy when this is over and they are moved in.

  31. Chocolate dipped cookie dough on a stick

    Not sure how they keep it on the stick but then *shrug*. I’m don’t care enough to want to go to the stampede grounds to find out

  32. Awesome Ass Memories…

    *Fishbone’s ‘Skank ‘N Go Nutz’ is playing in background*

    Son – ” Stinkin’ doughnuts?”
    Me – “No, its Skank and Go Nuts”
    Son – “Nope”

    • Your crap joke for the day:

      During a dinner party, the hosts’ two little children entered the dinning room totally nude and walked slowly around the table. The parents were so embarrassed that they pretended nothing was happening and kept he conversation going. The guests cooperated and also continued as if nothing extraordinary was happening.After going all the way around the room, the children left, and there was a moment of silence at the table, during which one child was heard to say, “You see, it is vanishing cream!”

  33. This fucking 2010 silver vw Beetle packed with assholes and biatches just blew threw a 4 way stop and had the audacity to honk at me for nearly getting pegged by them. Seriously, had I not had my daughter in the car I may have done something just as stupid back to them… learn to drive, fuckers.

  34. So after 2 days in Montreal I have some observations.

    They really like hot dogs here. Even the Chinese Buffet place in the middle of China-town has hot dogs.
    Bikes everywhere.
    I saw swings for adults on one street. Pretty cool.
    Very hippy-like atmosphere. One park I walked through had a naked kid running around.
    At night, the downtown area is phenomenal. Animated light shows on buildings all over the place.

  35. Your crap joke for the day:

    These two guys walk into a bar, and they’ve each got a black eye… The bartender asks the first guy. “What happened to you?”The first guy responds “I had a slight mishap of words with my wife.. You see, we were getting plane tickets, and the lady behind the terminal was REALLY big breasted and I accidentally said `Two pickets to titsburg please!’ and I MEANT to say ‘Two tickets to Pittsburgh!’ and she hit me..”The bartender looks at the second guy and asks. “And you?”The second guy responds “I had a slight mishap of words also.. This morning, while I was eating breakfast, I meant to say ‘Please pass the margarine’ but instead, I accidentally said `You stupid bitch, you ruined my life’…”

  36. T Cat distilled the essence of Deadpan: it’s a place where where share weird stuff we find on the Internet, talk about movies and music, and share crappy jokes. 😉

    • I didn’t know him, haven’t read his stuff, but I’m aware of his reputation, as an author and a classy guy in the community. He was pretty much universally liked and respected. Kudos to him for all he accomplished, before cancer took over. R.I.P.

  37. We had new neighbours move in next door. Yesterday afternoon this kid of around 7 or 8 comes ringing our doorbell and asks if we had any kids he could play with. I actually feel sorry for this kid as our neighbourhood is filled with people much like us. They had kids once but now they are all grown and moved out. Our new neighbour is going to have a hard time finding kids his own age.

    • That’s a foot tread squarely in progressive rock territory. As a song I quite like it, but I like challenging songs from Opeth and relative to their past work, it is somewhat simple. I won’t criticize them for following a new musical path, I always appreciate artist expanding their sound. I may even purchase this album, it just won’t be on my “music to run by” playlist.

  38. You know what, I kind of liked this movie. They never actually showed any violence happening. There was a lot of allusion to bad things happening but you never actually saw it. Sometimes, allowing the viewer to use their own imagination works better than actually showing what’s happening

  39. 1 day left in Montreal. Anything I should bring back with me apart from beer? I can’t find Romulan ale anywhere. Wasn’t there some sort of sci-fi related coin or bill that was talked about here before?

  40. Holy jeebus I actually saw Cap America. I know not everyone here has so without going into detail… did everyone catch what was written on the gravestone at the end of the film? Genius.

  41. CP: Jumpers — Sleater-Kinney (from the L-Word soundtrack)

    was that really on that show? I guess I need to rewatch it. Poor me.