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Yes we have bananas, we have bananas today.
But do you have Smurfs today?
They’ll be so blue…well actually with our without you.
Elvis vs. U2? Well that’s an interesting start to the morning.
Another beautiful sunny day today.
The sun came out for the first time in days here in Omaha, too. Going out for a walk in a bit.
It’s a big gay day in America, friends.
The Supremes are hearing the Prop 8 case today. They’re hearing DOMA tomorrow. Either way, this is gonna be a big deal.
Van can you repost that link to the SXSW torrents? Or does anyone else have it?
So after almost a year of doing tests the specialist has declared they have no medical explanation what happened last year,
Think I need a reboot.
You’re an enigma.
Lo is a smooth operator.
Coast to coast, LA to Chicago.
This is no ordinary Lo.
With those Wayfarers on, baby
Er, wait,,, wrong 80’s singer
Speaking of SXSW and gay day, the new and very anticipated Depeche Mode album comes out today. Who’s emo about it like I am?
You’d never catch me getting excited about some creaky old 80s band.
I’ve never been a fan. I did, however, just get the new Justin Timberlake album.
Oh I want that one, too.
Its a good music day across all genres for this Pixie.
I can help you with that, m’dear.
and regarding DM… could I interest you in some of the best songs, IMO?
Are you offering me a mix-tape? I never say no to a mix-tape from a pretty girl!
Also have these new acquisitions: Alabama Shakes and the newest Jill Scott.
This article could change your life.
Yup, my life has been changed forever. I’m not sure how yet. I just know it’s been changed :happy:
This seems to be a giant trend suddenly. DOnt get me wrong Im glad its trending. Ive been trying to tell my peeps about the evils of diet soda for years now. Leave it to Hyman to break the news…
I won’t go into a full-blown rant on my soap box here, but this article takes a mish-mash of trendy new concepts and throws them all together claiming facts to everything it lists based on the results of one cited study (even though some of them are still fairly controversial in the medical field). The one thing I will specifically call out as bad science news reporting is claiming “Diet sodas raised the risk of diabetes more than sugar-sweetened sodas!”. The study in question was a correlational study, specifically meaning that they cannot claim causation. Let’s all say the statistics 101 mantra again because it cannot be said too often… correlation does not equal causation.
That being said, I will say that the “sugar busters” diet plan in which you attempt to stabilize your body’s insulin spikes by sticking to lower sugar and more complex carbohydrates is at least a reasonable plan that preaches moderation and balance in the diet and is the one thing that has ever really worked for me on the one occasion that I was quite successful at losing weight. The big caveat is that you have to treat it as a permanent way to eat rather than a diet.
I have to say that I too found myself imediatly wondering about their methodology. Did they take a random sampling of people and put them on diet drinks and then find out who got type 2 diabetes?
… or did they just go out and do a study on people who identified themselves as “diet soda drinkers”? Because I would hypothesize that people who ARE obese or have had problems with obesity tend to gravitate towards diet drinks more then their counterparts and that further, this group that is battling obesity would be more likely to get type 2 diabetes anyway.
So as UH said, “correlation does not equal causation”.
That being said, I wish they WOULD do a more controlled study because their other science seems sound.
… and one more thing …
PLEASE OH PLEASE!!! Can “Dr. Hyman’s UltraShake” be the name of our retro 60’s, psychedelic band?!?!!?!????
It’s an all-to-common problem with medical research. The only way to truly establish causation is to have specifically manipulate a variable. But it’s very difficult to do this ethically in medical experiments (for example, how do you take 200 individuals that did not previously smoke, randomly divide the group and tell 100 of them that they are now smokers and tell all 200 that they aren’t allowed to change their socioeconomic status, stress levels, diet, child bearing status, marital status, etc. for the next 20 years and then figure out who get’s cancer and who doesn’t). Thus, medical research runs correlational studies assuming that if they have enough people (why you see studies with 6800 participants) and statistically “eliminate” other variables, they can make the assumption that they have truly hit on the one variable that makes sense as the real cause of any change. It’s either that or throw their hands up and say that they simply can’t figure it out because they can’t run the right kind of study. Which option would you choose if you were looking for research funding?
Ah for the days when you could just go around willie-nillie, making half pony/half monkey monsters.
Hubby has been getting in to Muskets and Tomahawks (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/126119/muskets-tomahawks-skirmishes-in-north-america-dur). We are going to watch The Last of the Mohicans this afternoon because of this new thing he’s into.
Does Christina Scabbia age?
Not as far as I can tell.
And they are going to be in town on Thursday, don’t think I can make it. 🙁
Thats fine, theyre here on the 2nd of April. You come to that one!
Oh but I dont wanna see them as an opening act… boo.
So…I DO love me some Tool, but fucking christ the 20th Anniversary CD of Opiate is 149.99!!! They HAD to squirt all this pretentious bullshit all over it. Limited to 1000 of 5 covers and signed by the band and neato schmeato packaging and squirt squirt here we come. Just give me a remastered 20$ CD and Ill be fine, guys. Lord.
Ha! Next they’ll try to sell you wine the singer made in his backyard…
That was actually worth the 40$!
Those drunk Englishmen
Happy Birthday, Spock.
Live Long and Prosper.
/ V / (vulcan hand signal)
So my laptop and iPad started having problems connecting to my Airport Extreme router. The router seem to vanish randomly from the list of wifi hotspots visible on my laptop. Couldn’t connect to my NAS drive. Router worked fine for wired connections.
Tried rebooting laptop, then router, then cable modem, tried various combinations of those. Problems still persisted.
Went into router settings and turned automatic wifi detection off, voilà it started working again.
Van, this is a terrible “Crap joke for the day.”
Oh look, my coat. . .
And then God said, “Good luck finding Apple tech support in heaven.”
Rhettro posted this link to a voice acting call for the Fate of the Galaxy Star Wars game mod in the comments for Deadpan #270. I just sent in my recordings. Here’s hoping! :biggrin:
You’re way to organized Amy, I haven’t even sent my voice recording in. LOL Perhaps I’ll try tonight.
LOL! Thanks! :happy: Good luck to you!
OK, this article might really change your life, consarn it:
Does frack count?
I could’ve used “Bejabbers” last night at the Consarn! Coyotes game.
Thunderation! Now you’re talking life changing stuff.
I fucking LOVE “consarn it”! Muthabitches
chores done! Now, if only I could get around to doing my annual compliance modules… Oy.
BOOM! F U compliance modules.
See you in January 2014
At last I can reveal what I’ve been working on the last few evenings…
That is awesome. :happy: Kudos to you and Denali.
This was great fun to watch and I’m jealous, as I have never learned about physics. Ever.
That was some awesome Daddy-ing there, Ed.
That was great, Ed.
Two Rube’s up
Pretty cool Ed!
Alice in Chains is offering a special pre-order bundle for the new album. You get the new CD, a T-Shirt, and a b and autographed litho all for only 4.99. Fuck you, Tool.
Alice in Savings!
Heh…FIFTY4.99. Meesa oopsie on da bombad keyboard
Of course, you could always opt for this:
Can they make the Mall Easter Bunny even *more* creepier than he already is.
/Pixie hides under my blanket
Vote for IG-88!
Starwars.com is running a tournament where we get to vote for our favorite Star Wars characters. Most of the pairings make some sort of sense (like R2D2 vs. C3PO). However, they have put poor IG-88 (who does nothing but stand in the background) up against the Emperor. This is a blatant attempt to push the Emperor forward at the expense of a lesser character. Let’s show them that they can’t get away with this. Pass the word on and vote for IG-88. In fact, let’s make him win the whole darn tournament!
Ok, but if he ends up against Willrow “Ice Cream Man” Hood I got no promises.
Out of the 32 characters on the list I own 20 of the miniature characters. It’d cost me about $300 to get the extra 12. =P
Wow. I have a lot of Deadpan to catch up on. 🙁
In Soviet Russia, Deadpan catches up with you
Way back at Christmastime, I listened to several of the Christmas Deadpan episodes back-to-back. Then I decided, “Hey, I lost track of where I was with Deadpan at some point in the last year, I’m not sure when – I’m just going to do a massive archive binge.” I started in January with #153, which was Bunny and Jack talking about the very first Deadpan MMMMMeetup and other things. As of today, I am caught up with everything except this Unshow. Granted, I don’t commute or drive very far on a regular basis, and I mostly listened in the car. My point is, if you stick to it, you can catch up. 🙂
How are we this beautiful, sunny spring day?
The sky is the colour of of the German battleships scuttled at Scapa Flow.
WWI trivia for the win!
Your crap joke for this oh so grey day:
A man goes to confession & says, “Forgive me Father, last night I made love to 21yr old twin sisters in positions that I think are illegal over & over again”.
The priest thinks for a few minutes & replies, “Buy 7 lemons, squeeze the juice into a glass & then drink it”.
“Will this cleanse me of my sin ?” asks the man.
“No” says the priest, “But it will wipe that fucking smile off your face you jammy bastard !
THIS is the name of our Phish tribute band.
Too slow on the trigger.
No baby, you were juuuuuuust right
Awww, you guys came at the same time….
with the joke…. came with the joke….
I don’t get it. Can you draw a picture? 😉
*shrinks ever so small*
Relax, don’t do it.
But how will i get my fixx?
Might be a question for Cy Curnin.
Oh you know, one thing leads to another.
But Johnny HATES jazz, Jack
You know you’re getting old when… you have to stop wearing contacts in favour of bifocals.
It’s my first day back at work after 2 weeks off.
Its been a good morning, so far. The drug seekers are pacified for the time being and no dementia peeps are loose in the halls.
Pacified drug seekers are the best.
I’m CP: yesterday’s Supreme Court arguments. Some of the Justices come off as petulant babies. Aside from that, compelling stuff, and really tough questions.
Fans of BioShock will get the joke in this one:
Thank you kindly sir!
Grumpy Cat strikes again:
Yesterday it was Last of the Mohicans, today it’s Piarana 3DD
I just don’t understand our movie watching habits
A while back (3 years?) Justa jOE was asking about online tools for hosting pen & paper RPG games. I think this site may be what he was looking for: http://roll20.net/
Site bookmarked for later exploration!
If any Deadpanites want to start a game via that site, I am IN! :happy:
… just maybe not until June 🙁
All it’s missing are the virtual Cheetohs and Mountain Dew.
Spartans! Ready your Outlook calendars and eat hearty… For tonight, we schedule back-to-back-to-back meetings in hell!
This does not surprise me
Interesting point made in one comment. If you were to seal the boxes with tape that expressed any religious or political preference (Jew, Muslim, Libertarian for example) you’d probably end up with similar results.
Cool link, Rhettro!
Is anyone else participating in International TableTop day Saturday? We are thinking of going to an event at our local game shop and taking Elder Sign. Wish more of you guys lived here then we’d just have it at our house!
We would have if it was announced earlier. We picked up our tickets to see the Star Wars exhibit last November for this Saturday so we will have to pass 🙁
CD: Lagunitas Sucks Brown Sugar Substitute Double IPA.
Jesus lord… its good.
“It’s so tight…”
Just keep talking in that sweet Frenchie-Canadian voice, Antoine Vermette.
La La La Labarbera
The Labarbera Tar Pit?
LaBarbara is not quite as handsome a fella as Antoine Vermette.
It’s another beautiful sunny day.
Craft brewers couldnt sell their own beer from their own brewpub until now in TX? Is that true? Ed help me out here?
Here’s a fun fact: The combined of the four teams on here that Deadpanites pull for (Avs, Yotes, Flames, Wings…forgive me if I forgot someone)is 56-58-18 and THAT’S WITH THE WINGS BEING 17-11-5!
Sad times. Sad times.
Might be time to become a Devils fan.
The Devils have kinda alternated between great and horrible this year. There’s a strong chance that both my Western and Eastern conference teams will miss the playoffs.
Iggy would have been a great pickup, but as Lo Pan points out, that mofo is now a Penguin. Who could root against him if the Pens make the Finals? Oh right, Flys and Caps fans.
CP: Old Black Joe — Johnny Hoy & The Bluefish
ME IDIOT!!!! How could I forget the Devils? That brings the record up to 71-69-25
I also forgot ditto’s Leafs. Let’s just pretend I brought nothing up. Ever.
Thanks for ruining Deadpan. And hockey. And everything.
Don’t let the door hit me in the no-flesh on the way out…
In all seriousness, this is a neat number-crunching factoid. Who’d have thought that the Leafs would be the best of all our teams this year? Bizarro, Ontario.
Its the 6 minutes of thuggery a game they get from Colton Orr that makes the difference, I tells ya
In entertainment news, I was going to post a link to the new Wolverine movie trailer, but I simply couldn’t find the inspiration.
Ooh Ooh ohh let me!
I’m looking forward to it. When I was 12, my cousin set me up with the four comic “Wolverine” series the movie is to be based on.
That comic mini-series was spoken of in hushed, reverential tones when I was growing up, but I never read it.
It’s a good story. Not quite “The Dark Knight Returns”, but not bad.
You people really are missing out on Monkey.
Shock the Monkey! Pretty funny Lo.
This needs to be shouted from the rooftops.
Baby, Im ready to go
Ah, the 90s.
I refuse to even look at this link
Pretty goddamn fascinating. I didnt see any of my ex GF’s on there, tho
Well, that explains Jimmy from Denver. . .
And his boomstick…
From the BP era (Before Photoshop):
Oh I saw this earlier! My favorite was the “juggling his own heads” one
WTF is going on the header image there?
In reply to Lo Pan’s earlier query
I don’t know how it works in other states, but Texas is rather quirky when it comes to alcohol distribution. For whatever reason, the middleman of “distributors” seems to have a very strong lobby.
I don’t know all the ins and outs, though I believe it is correct that such beer sales are tightly controlled.
As a personal anecdote, our KC Hall has a bar that we sell beer from during rentals. We also sell soda, snacks, popcorn, etc. Everything but the beer we usually buy in bulk from Sams. The beer we can only buy from the two authorized distributors for our region. We have to go to those two because each is authorized to carry certain beers, but not others.
The real kicker is, it would be much cheaper for us to buy that same beer buy the pallet at Sams when we make our run for sodas and popcorn, but we’re legally restricted from doing so. It is indeed a bizarre thing.
Well SOME of that rings true here. We cant buy liquor or beer (unless its 3.2%) at ANY supermarket, which makes the ma and pa liquor stores here a pretty powerful entity. And I think that’s a good thing. I just found that story odd, like I wasnt reading it right. “I can brew my own beer but cant open a brew pub and sell my own beer in it” just seemed odd. Thanks, Ed. State by state liquor laws fascinate moi.
All liquor laws are quirky or infuriating .
CW: The Following Episode 10
The Claire character is so fucking annoying I want her to die.
I’m waiting for Emma to die a tragic death. Teresa and I will most likely watch the rest of the season, but I doubt we’ll continue. I like the idea of “The Following” being a mini-series, but if they are going to keep the bad guys from getting caught by a sequence of more and more improbable happenstances, then I’ll have to give it its coat.
Even if you’re not a fan of his comedy, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the documentary “American: The Bill Hicks Story”. I’ve loved his standup… but to see his life thru the eyes of his family and friends is amazing/heartbreaking.
Actually saw that at the local arty cinema.
Finished watching Nova’s take on the Russian meteor. Pretty good, even if the sound effects got silly. I laughed that they included the cow tipping part. 😉
Is it available for online viewing? What do you mean, I can just go to the website and check for myself??
http://www.xojane.com/family/first-time-daughter-i-hate-you Sad, sweet, touching story.
http://www.happyplace.com/15235/the-creepiest-easter-bunny-photos-ever-taken/page/1 This one’s goin’ out to the lady.
Oh sweet goddamn….
Im so glad I viewed this at 9:30 AM!!
It’s a tossup– Mall Easter Bunnies or clowns.
Bunnies. Clowns. ???
One more link for the night. This one…. this one will change your life.
NSFW language, NSFW chuckling at your desk.
Antioxidants all up in this shit!
Awww, he’s a pet lover.
Anybody used one of these and if so what is your opinion of the device:
I dont use bongs, Van.
Please, let me hand you your coat
Worse chat up line ever:
Are you made of Copper and Tellurium?
Cos you are Cu Te
That joke is made of Phosphorus and Uranium.
What are these people smoking when they come up with these names?
THorium and Carbon
That line should be Unobtanium.
I just bought this shirt, for a 9 yr old girl.
Its from the MOS in Boston & she is CU Te!
RIP, Richard Griffiths, aka Uncle Vernon, aka Terrorist #3 from Superman II.
His parents were deaf mutes.
I love that he was successful, following his dreams
Got brave and bought a web cam yesterday. Today I set it up and tested a Google Hangout with hubby. In a couple of weeks I get to do one for real with some of our authors. As most of you know, I hate having my picture taken so I consider this a big step… I’m just not sure if it’s forward or backwards.
More power to you, Bunny.
It’s just a jump … to the left.
Make sure it’s locked down and can’t accessed from the Internet.
Might stop pictures of you and your cat appearing on YouTube …
Now, I have a city to take over
CP: Saints Row the Third
Can someone please explain Trojan Charged condoms to me?
Perhaps they have discovered a new energy source.
The lubricant provides a “warming sensation”… sort of like putting Ben Gay where you would never think to put it.
On an English Muffin?
Or a French Tart?
I like my idea better. Gives the phrase “Drill baby Drill” a new meaning.
It’s just so confusing to me! We watched a bunch of Hulu last night and it played a dozen times and I still don’t get it.
Really people ? She’s lobing this softball right across the center of the plate and no one’s gonna take a cheeky swing at it?
Maybe the reason she doesn’t “get it” is because she swings at her own softballs.
I’d rather not swing my cheeks at this, J0e.
OK. I’ll spell it out. There is an additive in the lubricant that (at least as the claims state) makes the vagina more sensitive to stimulation and increases the intensity of the female orgasm. One can buy this lubricant without the condom as well. In fact, one can buy lubricants that are specifically designed to heighten the male sense organ and lubricants that are specifically designed to heighten the female sense organ and when the two are combined… hoopy doopy! (at least as the claims state). The condoms in question may have different lubrication on the inside and the outside. BTW, the lubricants designed to heighten the female orgasm should work regardless of the team one plays for.
I can remember when you used to buy me a drink before you’d start in with the sexy talk.
I think the romance may have gone out of our relationship.
Taking advantage of an HBO freeview weekend to get caught up on Season 2 of Game of Thrones. Apparently procrastination really does pay off right now.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6R6N4Vy0nE Not quite human-realistic there yet, but we’re getting close.
Did I miss the announcement where Activision was bought out by the Tyrell corporation?
OK, this will be offensive to many, bu I still had to share. It being Easter and all.
Oh sweet raptor Jesus. I remember ye well.
Guido Jesus and some of the Storyteller Jesus ones made me LOL.
For me it was the Happy Jesus difference between me and a picture of me. I damn near bent in half laughing.
Approves of this posting.
Saw this guy playing at the folk club tonight:
Analysing the in and outs of a fart:
I have a Cards Against Humanity Hangover.
Hoppy Eater, Peeps.
Happy Eaters to all.
No hangover, but I too played Cards Against Humanity yesterday. As well as Flux and Forbidden Island. Turns out I chose wisely for Table Top Day. I picked a group called Booze and Boards that is not too far away, meets the last Saturday of every month and is comprised (primarily) of older farts like myself that are at least past undergraduate college days. I will definitely be going back again.
I’ve decided Saints Row the Third is f’d up in oh so many right ways. For example, I recently finished this quest http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPqUnsWKemE
… probably NSFW
That was… different. lmao
Pretty sure I saw Zed there somewhere…
Zed’s dead baby. Zed’s dead.
We played Elder Sign yesterday! A good time was had by all!
We also got the 25th anniversary bluray of Willow yesterday and watched that last night.
Today, ham, Slovak Easter cheese, and broccoli casserole. Just Sly B and I today.
So glad you had a good time! Dammit I would have loved me some Elder Sign!!!!!
Elder Sign is a fun game. Sort of like a lite version of Arkham Horror. Great when you don’t want to put three or four hours into you Lovecrat gaming.
My sis made some last night. I am working all day, so I will be missng out on the Easter cheese. 🙁
Happy Sunday, March 31st!
Ok, I have to go steal some whores from the competition and get them to work for me.
We also had rabbit with some friends last night, as kind of a twisted Esster joke. First time for me. It was prepared well, so it was pretty tasty.
Their 2nd album was highly under rated.
Add nitro and boom!
Yes, that was the NAME of the their 2nd album.
Hare not gonna take it.
CW: Labyrinth Part 1
Adaption of the Kate Mosse novel.
Glad you clarified, as I was pretty sure the Labyrinth I knew wrapped itself up in one Jennifer Connoly and David Bowie filled epic.
Yes, I just got nightmarish flashbacks of David Bowie’s package.
It’s full of star dust. The package is full of ziggy star dust!
Damn you, Mangan!!!!!
Just watched Blackadder II, “Potato”. You know, the one with Tom Baker as Captain Rum. Gloooorious.
You have the hands of a woman my lord..
Oh bless you, Van
I’m constantly reminded that I really need to go back through Blackadder seasons II and III.
CW: A Grand Day Out
Waiting for the bit where the rats put their sun glasses on..
My home office has an east facing window. The sun is gloriously bright this morning
Jack, there won’t be any show notes tomorrow. The weatherman says if hubby and I want to do anything that might involve being outside, we have to do it tomorrow.
CP: Busy Bein’ Born — Middle Class Rut
Your Crap Spring Poem
Little birdie in a sky
Dropped some whitewash in my eye
Didn’t laugh, didn’t cry
Just thanked God cows don’t fly
I’ll get Van’s coat
That is literally a crap poem.
BTW, no worries about the Show Notes. Get outside! Frolic in the springtime.
Everyone make sure to raise a frothy root beer today.
Done, sir. We miss you Mr. Rocket
Glass raised high to Randy Innuendo.
Cheers, awesome and brilliant Joe!
I had a root beer float for dessert tonight. 🙂
We had our Virgils in the hot tub.
(Virgils = Root Beers, not men named Virgil)
DAMMIT!!!! FUCKING NEWS SITE SPOILED THE WALKING DEAD FINALE.
Im so sorry ditto. I fucking hate when that happens. That happened to me for one of the reveals of Dexter season 6.
No wait, that was Van…
I’ve been avoiding sites and comments where I could expect to find spoilers. I didn’t expect it when looking at a news site feed. Grrrrrrr.
I agree. The worst is when you get spoiled in a story having nothing to do with the show itself. I cant abide…
I’m going to console myself with short rib leftovers.
Now, Edmund. If you’re not careful, all the children will dance around your window singing Sourpuss and Grumpyface and you don’t want that, now do you?
Speaking of Walking Dead Spoilers:
Since I’ve only seen the first two seasons, I stopped reading that about halfway through. This was published before the finale, so it’s probably safe for you, while you eat short ribs.
CP: Your Nation — Molice
CW: District 9
(my disc has a preview for the movie, Legion… Is that Michael Fassbender? and did that movie suck?)
And quite sucky
CM: Quinoa Veggie Soup.
House smells divine!
The Scale of the Universe (2)
My head is still wrapping itself around this.
But, please let us all geek out a bit to this
Please take the time to learn about several of the objects. You can do this by going to the top right corner of the screen and clicking on the magnifying glass, then click on the object you want to learn about, say the FM Wave Length.
Bravo, Minecraft World.
Just watched Blackadder II “Beer”. You know, the one where Hugh Laurie first makes an appearance.
People ask, “How can you trust the news?”
I ask, “How can you NOT trust Newsmax?”
Don’t post here now! Go to the new episode.