Kind of due.
We used to have a guy around here who’d go ballistic if you called “Firsties.”
I’m not an ICBM.
What about an IBCM?
Do I have to believe in God?
I won’t tell if you don’t.
Introverted Crotch-Biting Mandrill?
Iridescent Cult’s Biggest Member?
Invisible Crunchy Banana Muncher?
Okay, so I missed Van’s clickbait. It won’t be the first time :p
Now of course, I need to ask a question I always find arkward to ask.
Kitty and I are sharing breakfast
Om nom nom
Sure thing! :)
Royalty reports are off for review, huzzah!
Now to normal accounting. Boo.
Second-place in the District Spelling Bee, melon farmers! Back to Regionals again in Feb.
An unbiased (cough) look at the best picture Oscar nominees:
If you ever visit the jungles of the Amazon..,
Hmm. I should consider upgrading to an iPad Pro so I can get Transistor. Great game and I love the soundtrack too.
CP: Paper Boats (feat. Ashley Barrett) — Darren Korb
It works fine on my iPad 4.
I have an iPad 3. Not supported, iirc.
Ah, I’m noticing a lot of the newer games are getting sluggish on the iPad 4.
I blame part of that on their multi-tasking design. It has a number of issues. I hope the newer hardware handles it better.
“Ship of Fools” is still relevant today.
Crazy on a ship of fools.
I was just thinking that about Fred Pohl’s The Space Merchants. Crazy how prophetic some authors were.
I was reading that Season 5 of “Person of Interest” may very well be its last. I’m both happy and sad about that.
CP: God Mode — Ramin Djawadi
I hope it can go out on a high, been a great series so far.
I agree. It was a stealth SF show at first. I never expected it to go in the direction it did, but it did it very well. “If-Then-Else” was one of the best episodes of TV I’ve watched. I can’t wait to see how they resolve the series.
I’m married to an introvert. I think I will hug him.
I saw that ages ago, reminded me of hunters trying lure in prey…
Lejon will be doing somersaults, Moffat is quitting Dr Who.
I saw that this evening. Should be an interesting change of pace, if nothing else. The new show runner is apparently the guy behind Broadchurch, which I thought was some excellent drama.
http://io9.gizmodo.com/deadpool-celebrates-australia-day-in-the-deadpool-iest-1754486095 For the Deadpool fans and Australians among us.
CW: Legends of Tomorrow E1
It has potential.
I think so too! I think Sly B is a bit burned out on superhero stuff. We’ve been watching S1 of Gotham slowly on Netlix + Agent Carter
I love Agents of SHIELD. I really do. From the last part of season 1 to now its been made of almost nothing but win. The way it smartly ties into the films, the strong female characters, the humor, the action… its ALL more than worthy in the Marvel universe let alone a fantastic show. Not many shows have me waiting with bated breath week after week to see what happens next.
I say the following statement knowing full well what Ive written:
Agent Carter puts it to shame.
I thought parts of season 3 were a bit shaky at first, but it all came together in the winter finale. I’m pretty happy with the show now. :) I hope to watch the new Agent Carter on Sunday.
We aren’t caught up on SHEILD but wanna be
The new season is definitely off to a strong start, though I read the ratings were down from last year. But, a tightly definted “mini” series like this make the mid season break for Angents of Shield much more palatable.
Today we buy a new doorbell for the back door and some de-icer for the sidewalk. Exciting times, I know.
I just went and shook some de-icer on the back patio. We had a good 1.5″ ice layer going. I need to burrow out to the grill because I’m smoking a pork shoulder tomorrow for football pig-outs.
See? Legalize marijuana and they’ll smoke anything in Colorado. I knew it was a slippery slope.
Frictionist at the very least.
Saturday morning (coffee) drinkin yeah!!!!!!
We bought a new door bell. It plays MP3s. Hubby hasn’t decided what music he wants it to play. I have a feeling the sound will change regularly.
I suggest the Lando 60 Lines episode of Deadpan..
Second Chance would be far superior if they had gotten a more charismatic actor in the lead role.
Since every one clearly needs one more episodic show to add to their list …
I can recommend “The Detectorists” found on Netflix.
This American finds it VERY BBC so you may have to really concentrate to get some of the dialogue but it is a slightly bittersweet, fun little show. It also seems to be just one season so no long-term commitments needed.
How fucking good is ‘Dig Me Out’?
How much fucking better is ‘One Beat’? Fuck this band can do no wrong.
They do not make bands like that any more.
Fun night out with Chuck and Donna Tomasi! Pasty Co. followed by Sun Devils hockey.
The downside of cheap webcams;
Happy Cynful Birthday!
Have an amazing birthday, Cynful!
If you are up early enough:
Umm that shouldn’t have ended up there.
Happy birthday Cynful!
Congrats, Broncos fans.
That was a helluva game. The Super Bowl will probably not be nearly so interesting.
Thank you for the birthday wishes. As with all adults, it was a mixed bag.
Congratulations on the SuperBowl trips!
Happy Birthday, Cynful. Enjoy BMG- they are so fun
The story behind the sinister logo of the NRO mission:
A big Meh! On the new X-Files..well the first episode at any rate.
Chris Carter appears to have lost his ability to write plot rather than info dump and DD’s narration sounds as forced as HF’s narration in the original theatrical release of Bladerunner.
Hubby likrd it. I admit, the jury’s still out for me
I’m ignoring it. I have to many good shows that I like, so I don’t have any desire to return to a well run dry.
I am still curious. There is going to be some time to rebuild because face it, it has been some time and the audience has changed. X-files is part of our cultural lexicon now so our expectations are higher.
I must admit though that Gillian plays heartbreaking really well.
Its only 5ish episodes and its new X-Files. Theres no way Im not watching this let alone ignoring.
Just a clarification and/or reminder to all…
My friends *are* my Family- make no mistake about it.
And you people, are my friends.
Ummm, what made you think we weren’t?
My fault. Sorry.
I fear me in a T-shirt and jeans may push it to breaking point…
Some possible good news for Lo and Essbee:
Good thing I quitted long ago! Cmon O2!
No pressure or blame or faulting on anyone. . . the regulars here are close enough friends that we want you there for our big day. Life and circumstances happen, but we sincerely hope you can make it.
Hubby took to long to load up music on our new doorbell. He’s getting the Imperial March.
If I do a quick sprint I can provide the heavy breaking.
So crappy SFX and outlandish clothing aside, I’m really enjoying rewatching Blakes 7 again.
I’m up to the third episode of S2 and looking forward to the next episode of ‘Down and Safe’ , a podcast where four writers are discussing the series one episode at a time.
It’s from November, but the interplay between the 2 is damn funny. Colbert is a damn funny human.
And. . . um. . .
Why not, I say.
I realize I went straight in to working and didn’t say hi. So I’m correcting that now.
I think, this afternoon, I might submit you to this little tale:
I don’t recognise any of those actors in that film.
Everybody has to start somewhere
Well I’m mystified today.
Something to remember about life, That the little piggy who went to market wasn’t going shopping for groceries.
“Wee wee wee”
Woohoo! my employer unblocked jackmangan
Level 5 depravity unlocked.
Mine still hasnt
So the guy singing in this video died today:
He never woke up after a car crash.
going dual sli gtx 980 video cards for 4K gaming and oculus rift. Good bye reality….
I hate you
Should keep you warm on those cold winter nights.
Ok Pan, you were warned
Today’s movie is The Possession of Michael King.
The PVR write up: An evil force takes control of a grieving filmmaker who has vowed to disprove the existence of the paranormal
As a challenge to myself, this PBP will have posts of two words or less
A slice of my Mom
What the bunny wrote.
I am sorry for your loss.
Very sorry to see this.
I prefer pineapple juice myself.
Mother says that I never never mind her
Proof that the world is mad:
He took the red pill.
The power of the lube compels you!
You know, as these movies go, this one wasn’t half bad. My biggest complaint is the fact it was done as a “documentary”. I’m really tired of movies done from the camera’s pov
CW: New X-Files E2
Well a slight improvement but what the fuck is up with DD’s voice?
Second episode of XFiles damn sight better than the first. I will say this… for all its flaws so far it certainly feels like XFiles tonally and visually… I’m looking forward to the rest of this mini season
You mean you thought the first episode was not very good?
Oh go ye olde fuck yourself
I guess I need to go work with Soulier. I am also recently blocked… I’m here on my phone.
Crap mini joke:
I’ve been having real problems with nuisance phone calls lately…… The most common one seems to be ……”You said you’d be home from the pub three fuckin hours ago!”
Sorry. Didnt realize my previous post interrupted a TEB PBP.
Sucks. Sucks sucks sucks. Deepest sympathy and empathy
Don’t apologize, Pixie. This type of thing takes priority over all.
He was an old man for our entire lives. Fish from Barney Miller was a fixture in most of our living rooms in the 70s.
RIP Abe Vigoda.
Looks like an interesting read. When my eyeballs are more awake.
Goodnight, :9 Hells:
Way back when we were dating, we had a pastor of our church who did not like D & D. Hubby and I quietly kept the fact we played to ourselves.
I had ten FaceBook notifications when I turned on my computer this morning. Ten! Don’t people have lives?
Another day of brunch with the boss. I love days like these. It basically means I can quit working around 8:30 and am done for the day
Well I’m glad the wedding dress code has been clarified.
Awww. I think you would look cute in a wedding dress.
You can go off people you know :-p
Top Hats and ascots are required
Still haven’t asked that arkward question.
Then you won’t know the answer
This very true, maybe at the weekend.
Or a few weeks down the line if I’m being particularly yello.
Looks like the ratings for Agent Carter are shite.
That’s ok. Shows like this are made for Hulu and Netflix. Ratings be damned
CP: Love Me Like You – The Magic Numbers
As pop songs go, it still gets my foot tapping.
CP: Whippin’ Piccadilly – Gomez
CP: Strange and Beautiful – Aqualung
CP: Love is the Drug – Oscar Isaac
From the Sucker Punch soundtrack..WTF!
I apologise for any silliness on my part today.
Still enjoying S2 of The Flash, but bloody hell sort that AI out, you know the one you’ve been ignoring all season..sheeesh.
Ok Im as anti-Trump as the next sane individual but all these comparisons to Hitler are just fucking stupid. Jesus Christ…
Member that one time Democrats freaked out when Obama was compared to Hitler? Yeah you cant have it both ways
Ah politics. The ignorant pointing fingers at the imbeciles. Or is it one zebra claiming to be black and calling the other zebra white?
Is it it about the singling out of one particular ethnic group? Cause yeah, that comparison is warranted.
But yes, every cycle we get dipshits comparing the guy they hate most to Hitler.
The rampant hyperbole bothers me. At best it’s a lazy way to to start a critique. At worst it robs all meaning from impassioned debate.
Up, that’s what it is.
Well I have the next four days off.
Woot! In an understated way.
So I’m seeing a lot of mentions of B.o.B on my Twitter feed.
It’s a rapper that claims the EArth is flat.
However ever time I see him mentioned my mind jumps to that robot from The Black Hole..
I’ve liked all replys by Neil deGrasse Tyson to B.o.B.
Paraphrasing ” Just because your thinking hasn’t progress past the fifth century doens’t mean I still don’t enjoy your music.” LOL
NdeGT was on The Nightly show. He ended his rant with, “by the way, this is called gravity” and then dropped the mic. It was cute.
As a side note: I wonder if the rapper really thinks the world is flat, or is he doing the attention = sales bit. His name is now in the public eye more than it was so I do wonder.
B.O.B.’s popularity with the ladies was never about smarts.
Evil, Inc., amiright? Ugh. Major reshuffle happening today. I’ve been moved and promoted, but not sure I wanted this one.
Not to Texas I hope
Not physically moved, just on the org chart
I’m covering both bases
I’m sorry to hear you might have more work on your hands
They’re cute now, but just wait. Soon they’ll grow up and want to play in the snow.
This is an impressive and extensive writeup. I’ve read some of these plays, but I’ve never seen any of the screen productions. I also don’t know the actual history all that swell.
Anyone seen these?
Piloteer goes free on iOS:
Crazy will be crazy.
Well, this is cheerful:
Though, honestly, I’m not convinced that this was so much a cover up as a shrewd recognition that this level of detail would have mostly been rubbing salt in the wound.
It’s also absurd to seriously suggest that some escape system could have been designed for this scenario.
I did find the tone of that article to be a bit salacious, but maybe that’s just my emotional reaction.
Space age’s innocence was lost well before challenger, or do the Apollo 1 astronauts and Russian cosmonauts who died not count.
Point. (Although it could be said that a grade-school teacher hits a bit closer to home for most people than a career adventurer who lived that lifestyle, like Gus Grissom.)
I was reading about the Soyuz 1 cosmonaut that got killed. It seems he knew the new capsule design was screwed up and needed much more work but if he didn’t go up it was going to be Gagarin, so he went up into Space knowing there was a good chance he was going to die on that mission.
Life’s little ironies –
I was sitting in a “jury pool” on that day, NOT getting picked for juries and reading an article in OMNI magazines on deaths in space. Accidents that had happened and that with flights to space becoming a regular occurrence, statistics showed it would happen again. Summary – our space agencies/government need to have a plan in place for dealing with this.
That was when someone walked in the room and said “The Shuttle just exploded on take-off.”
No irony on my part. Just sadness. I was 15 years old and I was helping my grandparents clean their house (partly for the money, but mostly because I liked hanging out with my grandparents). I was really getting into astronomy at the time and it meant way more to me than it did to them. But, being good grandparents, they stopped everything with me so we could all watch it together. It was one of those situations like watching your kids get sick. I could tell that it hurt them far more to watch me suffering than what I could ever feel for the Astronauts or their families.
No of course they count. However I will say that (and this is to Jack’s point) space travel at t he time of Challenger was almost passe and taken for granted. To that extent this wake up call was a kind of end of innocence. Although Id argue something as complex as space travel really has no age like that
Indeed, the innocence boat had long sailed when former Nazi scientists were in rocket development:
There was a TV documentary about how much Braun knew about the forced labour used to build the V1 and V2s.
A french survivor remarked that Braun was a shit, intelligent but still a shit.
Well Pan, slim pickings at the cinema this weekend, so off to see Spotlight this morning.
Which was good.
Thank goodness it’s Friday
In a totally shocking act, I’m not making cookies today.
No baking at all.
But, I am still cleaning the washroom so my schedule isn’t all changed.
CP: Collapse/Collide — Archive
As spotted by ditto, looks like this is going to be cool:
I don’t know. I think it would look better in stripes.
I’m too old to get that quip.
you said it was spotted
I haven’t seen a spotted or striped ditto.
CP: Telegraph Road — Dire Straits
At least I’m listening for the first time to a song called “Thunderhoof” by a band named “Conan.” If nothing else, at least I have that.
Had the misfortune of watching the Donner cut of Superman II for the first time tonite. What a fucking dreadful film. The sad thing is it’s still ages better than the original cut. Can anyone tell me why this film gets a pass? Its so very bad.
The original 2 films will always be treasured memories from my childhood. They were a distant 2nd to Star Wars, but Superman and Superman II were still the 2nd-greatest movies in the world to me.
I have never understood the praise for the Donner cut. Lois Lane shoots Clark Kent? WTF? It’s terrible. The theatrical release of the originals have their flaws, yes, but they’re still kind of magical, unlike this horrible edit.
I’d absolutely rather go back and watch Superman III than the Donner cut.
Remind me… does he WALK TO THE NORTH POLE IN JUST A JACKET AND PANTS in theatrical cut too?
Ooof. Phil Anselmo. Yuck.
That was mostly accurate before he made moronic “white power” jokes.
“joke”. Man the excuse he came up with is laughable. “We were drinking white wine and it was an inside joke”. Boo
So went to drop some stuff to a friend and find his house emptied and no signs of him.
wondering if he’s died since I saw him at New Year, his phone has been disconnected as well.
Found him at a pub, getting his house done and he’d disconnected his landline.
I find the pub is the best place to start to look form well, anything.
Was he in his bathrobe? If you’re Ford Prefect and there’s anything we ought to know, then please share.
Was this a stretch?
Have a beer.
Finally got around to seeing Ex Machina (now that Amazon added it to their Prime collection).
Quite the mind trip…
Featuring Poe Dancer-on.
AND General Hux
Well, fuck me! I recognized Oscar Isaac’s name at least, but still had to look him up to confirm that it was the same actor as Poe. Even knowing it was the same actor, it was still hard to wrap my head around.
Now Lo Pan goes and blows my head off that Hux was Caleb. That one didn’t even remotely register with me. Hell, I confirmed it on IMDB and I still am not sure I believe it.
Now that’s out of the way, it’s time to kidnap people
(CP: Metal Gear Solid V)
Just bought Ep1 of Horace and Pete, the new show starrung Louis CK and Steve Buschemi. Looking really forward to this one
Mad Max: Fury Road is epic. A fairly thin story wrapped in lots of awesome car chases and explosions. My boy and I were most pleased. The wife was meh on it, but such is life.
There’s a real reason its nominated for best picture.
I could really watch that movie and/or The Road Warrior every single day.
First off: Condolences and hugs to Pixie.
Second of all: Got several different costuming and other creative projects in the works. Will definitely post here when I have major updates to report. But right now, :zzzzz:
Thank you, Amy. Please do share your creative stuff when ready!
All over my FB feed today, for some reason.
Life gets in the way of dreams.
And so you and I
We watch our years go by
We watch our sweet dreams fly
Far away, but maybe someday
I don’t know when
But we will dream again
And we’ll be happy then
Till our time just drifts away
Harry Chapin FTW
Then one day you find
Ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run
You missed the starting gun
*Five minutes of soulful, incomprehensible screaming*
And last of the evening:
She doesn’t give any solid examples of how this has become lost in today’s movies/shows/books/etc, but I agree overall with the sentiment.
That’s it. Good night :mush:
Predator is one of my fav Arnie films because he does get his ass kicked by the alien before finally defeating it.
Why’d you say it twice?
A little bit of condiment history:
If you like the works of Kurt Vonnegut, the audible version of ‘Breakfast of Champions’ is the daily deal on the US store today.
I’ve read it wasn’t as well received as SL5, but thought I would give it a try.
Haven’t see the film adaption starring Nick Nolte.
Was Nick Nolte in the Bruce Willis one? I liked the book, but was pretty meh on that movie. I guess there’s no good way to translate Vonnegut’s hand-drawn sketches of assholes onto film.
Albert Finnsy played Kilgore Trout.
So I shall be seeing this tomorroe:
For a chop socky film that was very, very, very arty.
I really love Gotham
I suppose I should start watching that!
You truly are Essbee’s bitch.
The premise is so offputting. . . But I trust in the Ess.
And speaking of superhero series. . . . Jessica Jones complete. That is a damn fine, damn grueling 13-episode journey.
There are no Giants:
After discovering mobile artillery in the PS4 version of World of Tanks, I ma be some time.
A slice of automotive history from the Eastern bloc:
I miss the weekend already.
My four day weekend went by in a flash.
this kind of flash?
A bit less glitter.
Pan, if you learn one thing today. let it be this: Dragons live forever but not little boys
Ok, bought a new set of NC headphones, hopefully they won’t make me feel like I’m pressing my ears into my skull.
They seemed more comfortable in the shop than the Lindy ones but time will tell.
I can’t wear earphones. Like most things, they give me headaches. Earbuds seem to work ok for me, though.
Just for the flight, I’m quite happy with earbuds any other time
..and it’s goodbye to the sixth man who walked in the moon:
I am fucking tired of living in a permanent state of crisis.
Arizona is in crisis?
On a more serious note, I hope that the chaos abates quickly.
What the lady said.
It looks like another hug day.
Keanu getting too old for this shit:
I got a phone call from a friend of mine. My nemesis passed away. My friend friend didn’t realize this person and I didn’t get along. He still doesn’t. I figured now was not the time to say the person who passed and I never really liked eachother.
But the big question really is, who am I going to hate now?
So it goes.
“Cirice” by Ghost B.C. is the song of the day.
CP: Mind War — Christoper Franke
Back to work today, sigh.
Kitty and I are sharing some cottage cheese this for breakfast.
Have you informed her cats aren’t supposed to like cottage cheese?
… and popcorn, and red peppers. I sometimes think her name should really be Goat.
CP: Human — Of Monsters And Men
Free novella at:
Actually, there are a few incredible songs on that Ghost album.
There are a few good songs on the “Ghost Ship Octavius” album as well.
Our power just went out. What’s that about?
Under, “Oh thank God” I had just finished saving and exiting all my spreadsheets before the power went
Listening to Ted Cruz’ victory speech in Iowa makes me feel like I don’t even speak the same language as his supporters…
You’re clearly just racist.
All in favor of ousting our Groundhog overlord and choosing our own season lengths?
Would a groundhog revolution be considered an underground movement?
That’s called Magma. It’s how the Earth poops.
I’ll be in the corner drinking a Mohorovicic cocktail, all those pretty layers…
CW: The Magicians E3
The lass going to the dark side is a more compelling character than the bloody hero.
Still early days and all that.
I was just watching Ravenous last night and thought the same thing about the villain. Then again Robert Carlyle tends to play far more interesting characters than Guy Pearce in just about anything.
So the audible version of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norell is 32 hours long, gulp!
That’s time well-spent.
Although I don’t know how an audiobook will handle all of the footnotes. There are a lot of them, and they’re a pretty big part of the experience.
The reading of Breakfast of Champions feels rather surreal..with John Malkovich have to describe the drawings including the ones of arseholes.
As much disdain I felt for the new X-Files season premier, the same amount of unbridled joy I felt for Episode 3
You felt disdain with the first episode.
Yeah you’ve said that already
I’m still in shock.
Same here, except for the way the trams character was handled. I’ve loved all 3 eps
I probably shouldn’t have talked smack with the Kings fan at work today. . .
… and never DO smack with that bunch!
Elizabeth Banks is going to play Rita Repulsa in the new Power Rangers movie. Next week’s announcement will be that Danny Devito will play Andre the Giant in a bio pic. At least that seems like the next logical step.
Good Morning Campers!
You have successfully lived through 10,000 + years of Groundhog’s Day, and you may now continue the REST of your life.
Punxsutawney will miss you.
I could use some pleasant repetition, actually.
This is complete first world prob but the new =*/ playoff format is utterly ridonk
Yeah that should read ‘NHL’
I only hope they fix the ridonk soon.
Well ‘Breakfast of Champions’was mercifully short.
Excellent interview with Neil Gaiman about Overture and lots of other things.
CP: Shirakashi — post harbor.
Brooklyn and the Bronx eye each other nervously, wondering who will be next.
As I rain down shells using mobile artillery in World of Tanks this song will be running around my head:
Woah, it’s the middle of the week already. How did that happen?
Sorry for the vaguepanning of late.
Teach your young folk that some destructive people never get better.
CW: The Expanse E10
Season finale, the attack on the Martian battleship was still the best episode this season.
It was my favorite part of the book too. We haven’t watched the finale yet, but I’m really happy with SyFy’s adaptation.
Today I get to visit the vampires. They’re not letting me eat so I’m hungry.
Hey. You have to be nice to me or you’re sleeping in the tool shed
But the spyders are BIG in the tool shed..
But the wheelbarrow should be comfy to curl up in.
Missing, yeah right:
We are slowly catching up on TV. I’ve given up on Colony after 3 episodes. I didn’t care about the characters. I’m about to give up on Blindspot. It’s overly contrived and the writing has too many *facepalm* moments. The hacker episode was ridiculous. The only smart thing they said was Python was better than Perl. ;)
I’m glad episode 3 of the X-Files is good. I might give it a chance On-Demand once it is over.
That hacker episode of Blindspot was infinitely more intelligent than the Scorpion TV series.
I agree. It was one-and-done for me with that show.
Grumbly in my tumbly
Finally. Time to lose some blood. Then I can eat
I’ve been bled and fed. Much better
“Mike Huckabee has decided to end his presidential campaign but I think he should be forced to carry it to full term.”
Wacky political billiards humor on facebook today.
Ah, the First World Problem of wanting all of your digital music readily accessible to you at all times:
I honestly resent Apple’s imposition of their corporate product strategies over my preferred style of listening to music. If only they had a legit competitor in this arena.
Excuse me I’m going to rant:
More sabre rattling by RAND, who deserve to go the way of the dodo.
If the Russians were dumb enough to invade NATO countries , it’s irrelevant how quickly they can take the Baltic states, Nukes would be used, nuclear winter would be ushered in.
Then it’s bye bye civilisation, hello Stone Age.
War mongering fuckers!!!
This has been going viral, apparently.
Spotted by Lo Pan:
The video is superbusy with imagery and some vague story, which seriously distract from the beauty of the song. Cool, but I recommend getting to know it without the visuals first.
Oh, that voice on Heike Langhan.
I see that video in more of a paisley print.
The other parts of her aren’t so bad either.
Yeah not a real big fan of the vid
Reconciling the company credit card is on tap for me today. More excitement.
Good news for us fans of women clad in orange jumpsuits;
What colour jumpsuit do you like your women clad in?
See I immediately went to this orange “jumpsuit” http://www.writeups.org/img/inset/Leeloo_Fifth_Element_h2.jpg
Is this a jumpsuit? Close enough, anyway.
I don’t know what went wrong, or right, but I’ve gotten an amazing amount of work done so far this morning. It’s wonderful what you can do when nobody interrupts to ask you to do something else.
CP: Citizen Cain — Tom Cochrane & Red Rider
About 1:42 into the first song on my playlist for today, I had to stop to answer questions. At 4:40 in the afternoon.
I can’t listen to music at work as it requires putting on headphones which seem to act as a magnate for interrupting people. I’ll go an hour without someone talking to me. Put on the headphones and someone will be next to me in a matter of seconds.
Dammit, if Galavant doesn’t get a third season, then humanity is truly lost.
I agree. I love the fun silliness that is Galavant.
We were entertained by the guilelessly loud group of Japanese at Sleepy Dog tonight.
My first time there in forever. Desert Pixie’s first in ever.
I was indifferent to the film but probab;y gping to check it out now:
So I’m third of the way through ‘Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell’ and pleasantly surprised that I’m actually enjoying the journey.
Footnotes are handled as well as can expected in audio form and the narrator is rather good.
Susannah Clarke has also done some short stories, but it would seem that this is all we’re going to get from her.
The TV series seems pretty faithful so far (with the major exception being Jonathan Strange meeting Mr Norrell far earlier in the TV series plot).
Still I’m tempted to watch it all over again after finishing the book.
The Vietnam an War from the winning side:
I highly HIGHLY recommend Horace and Pete’s. Louis CK is simply brilliant and unafraid to explore the darker and depressive sides of humanity
Number 9. . . Number 9. . .Number 9. . .
The White Album is as weird and wonderful as ever. Not Revolution #9, though. That’s still unlistenable.
Speaking of classic, Ive been really into The Band lately.
Take a Lo Pan, Annie.
Take a Lo Pan free.
Put the Lo right on me?
I can definitely relate to a bunch of those. I’m probably not English enough for the entire list.
That is all.
They play in Demver.
Wedding details are available on FB.
If you didn’t get linked to the page, then pls contact me directly.
Who’s ready to turn 2016 into a giant PAR-TAY?!!!
And — congrats Denver peeps on a Football championship.
I have a knack for getting the 2nd-highest score of the week. . . right behind my opponent.
I for sure thought that horsemeat was going to be served up this evening. Instead, it was (crying) jungle cats.
Good Job, Denver! now, no riots or shootings, please. You guys won.
What would we do without Mondays?
Moan about Tuesdays.
I don’t moan. I’ve said it before, I’m ok with Mondays. It’s usually the day I’m most refreshed and have the most energy to take on what’s next after a weekend of r & r.
But you enjoy your job, that makes a difference I can tell you.
I think hubby and I must have lower standards than most movie watchers. We saw The Last Witch Hunter on the weekend an enjoyed it. Sure, it wasn’t Oscar worthy, but it was an ok popcorn movie.
Master of None E3
Yeah, I ain’t laughing, but THAT guy sounds like the voice of Archer…
We finished the series last night – loved it.
I adore that show. And it is.
Entertaining and thought-provoking, if a bit of a stretch:
Entertaining and thought-provoking, if a bit of a stretch, also NSFW:
CW: Shameless S6E5
I had to mute the sound when Debbie was trying seduce the dying wife’s hubbiie.
Debbie is definitely the saddest part of that very-very sad show for me. Sly B had to quit watching, but I’m still hooked.
We had to stop watching for the same reason. We liked a bunch of the characters too much, to see them continually go through this crap with no hope of it ever getting better.
Sounds like a show custom made for a British audience.
At least the original UK series got a musical episode.
Sexual harassment of appliances. Sounds like an emerging first world problem.
Wouldn’t programmed negative reactions only encourage the type of people who made lewd remarks in the first place?
If they really want to discourage that kind of behavior, then utter non-acknowledgement or reduced functionality would seem a better way to go.
In the old 8bit days, typing swear words in some text adventures initiated a fake reset.
CP: Raise Hell — Brandi Carlile
That’s actually an interesting list. But seriously, on a page full on insights and deep thoughts from the world’s leading scientists. . .
How can the first “More from our network” link be “The Beginner’s Guide to Butt Play”? With an extremely unnecessary closeup??
On a related note, a friend of ours was watching something on NetFlix (I don’t remember what, it wasn’t something we watched), and they were playing D & D. He texted hubby and asked if we knew anything thing about this. To him it seemed less like a game and more like a group telling an adventure story. Hubby, of course, replied, “Yes!” Hubby’s been reading the 5th edition DM guide non-stop now, hoping to convince our friend to play D & D. It’s been a while.
I have a very serious question… How exactly does one kill a gress?
When it’s in egress?
hmmm, maybe. Hadn’t thought of that. I thought of changing it’s colour but there’s no y in it. Maybe, roll it around a bit?
JF: Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Bloody hell that was a marathon of a listen, thank goodness for x2 playback, rather enjoyed that. Don’t think I would have ever finished the dead tree version, just don’t have the patience these days.
Have an urge rewatch the TV series now.
I enjoyed the book. I didn’t see the TV show, though. It didn’t seem to make it here to the GWN
According to the wiki, it was broadcast in Canada on The Movie Network and Movie Central channels.
I’m not much of a torrentor, so I’ll probably wait til the show arrives on Netflix.
Hockey (it’s been awhile)
Tempted to go and see:
Holy shit, yes.
He was a bit of an ass hat about the Soviet space exhibition, but I’m going to try and get a ticket.
Dear Mr. Vanamonde:
This law firm represents The Roaming Asshat. (“Asshat”) in connection with its intellectual property rights. Your use of Asshat is a violation of Asshats’s common law trademark rights, common law service mark rights, and trade name rights, and this letter constitutes Asshats’s demand that you cease and desist any and all use of these domain names.
Buzz Aldrin would be one far-roaming asshat.
Well ticket booked to see Deadpool tomorrow.
I didn’t hate the Green Lantern film, just saying.
This 29 second PSA from the 90s will change your life.
Just an FYI, my Wednesdays don’t have humps.
Just slight undulations in the frabric of reality?
Slight Undulations Day doesn’t have the same ring.
Neither does Tumbleweed Day.
Time to head out and have lunch with my Boo.
CP: Summer Overture — Clint Mansell featuring Kronos Quartet
From the excellent but scarring movie, “Requiem For A Dream”
Who loves ya baby?
I admit, I stole it.
One of Genesis’s most under-appreciated songs. Her cover is kinda quirky, but it works.
So, some folks are trying to reboot Battlestar Galactica as a movie now? Next thing you know, they’ll try to remake Star Wars…
Ah nothing like a bunch of people waiting for the post credit sequence in Deadpool.
I enjoyed the film.
We’re hoping to see it next week.
I’ve heard there is more than one
Well more of a sequence split into 2.
They didn’t have the budget for a proper one..cough
I miss my pillow already
Hubby’s being mean to me.
As I’ve said before, with the exchange rate, and the fact we have to put out about $15k in unexpected expenses this, I’m unsure about making it to Arizona this year. Hubby and I were talking and he’s telling me I should go anyway. We have enough points to fly one of us out, so he said he would stay home. I tell him $15k! He doesn’t care.
Since when did I become the practical one in this household?
I think he’s being noble and not mean at all.
Yeah. I know. I love him dearly.
Just avoid getting an arrow in the eye;
The Oatmeal’s FB page is making fun of Vancouver Island
I heard about the dismembered foot finds a few years ago on a podcast, it was creepy then and it’s creepy now.
There’s been a dozen or so in the last ten years. It’s come to the point were I don’t even notice when it comes on the news.
I blame Jaws. No, not that one. The one from Moonraker. ;)
Not the one from Mr. Mom?
So I have an audible credit to use and a book with an interesting premise to find.
I’m torn between Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson (whose works I tend find a bit dry) or Luna by Ian MacDonald (which is the start of a series which puts me off).
I’m partway into Embassytown by China Mieville and digging the language, but wondering where it’s going. He’s done this before, though, and the books turned out brilliantly.
I’ve put the decision off by buying an audiobook that was on sale.
A slice of cross dressing steampunk that is The Bulletcatchers Daughter by Rod Duncan.
Gravitational waves from black holes detected:
We should wave back. It’s the polite thing to do.
Surf’s up dude!
I thought that movie was awesome. I’ve been tempted to re-watch, but I was 9 the last time I saw it and I’m afraid it won’t hold up well.
Now, there’s a premise that would be worth revisiting in a movie.
The mindwiped guys kinda freaked me out when I was a wee lad. Loved me some V.I.N.C.E.N.T. though.
CP: Off Point — Junip
Quick X-Files grades
Ep1 – D
Ep2 – B
Ep3 – A+
Ep4 – B-
So obviously a mixed bag. Worth it so far but lets see how it continues
I treasure that D you gave.
Ep 1 gets an A from me for the nostalgia tingles alone.
Chuck Yeager will 93 this Saturday.
Ah well it was not to be, tickets sold out for the Buzz Aldrin events.
Another slice of aviation history;
I booked today off so I have a four day weekend. Woo hoo!
Sunday is Valentine’s Day.
Hubby and I don’t celebrate. I know hubby loves me, and most of the world knows I pretty much worship him. We don’t feel the need to feed some corporation to prove it.
I’m bleurgh to the whole thing.
Went out to do a few errands this morning. The ground clouds are quite thick today
Van, what is a marmite book? I looked it up and, as far as I can tell, marmite is a sandwich spread. I couldn’t figure out how it relates to a book.
Marmite is rather infamous for polarised reactions to the taste (you’ll either love it or hate it).
I liked that book, but a lot of people didn’t like it for how homosexuals are treated by the Masquerade.
Ah. I’m enjoying the book so far, but I am only about 10% in. I took the way the Masquerade treats different sexual predilections as more of a commentary on today’s society. *shrug* The way people are treated fits in with the story so I haven’t taken issue.
Yup, personally I tend not to get emotional reactions to fiction plots.
CP: What The Water Gave Me — Florence + The Machine
xenowerk goes free on Android:
Busy busy busy week.
How has everyone else been?
Stressful, busy, tiresome, memorable, sad, too-many-deaths-during-Phoenix- winters, and happy to sleep in on Sunday! ❤️ Take that, VD Day!
Standing by helplessly while a twisted maniac ruins the minds of those I care most about. You?
A Michael Crichton directed TV film from 1980…sheeeesh.
They all have beautiful hair..or wigs.
The last I saw this film was on old style 4:3 TV and it was a pan and scan edition to boot.
This DVD edition seem is far too crisp to my jaded memories.
Vector displays still look fucking cool from 2016.
I re-watched Wolfen last night and had very similar thoughts about Albert Finney’s hair.
I love this aviation/space kick Van has been on
Well I’m on the returned ticket list for Buzz, so fingers crossed and all that.
Cool. Ill be sure to tell Dani as we are on our, probably, only night away from the kids on Valentines Day how we should really be worried about how we’re conforming as opposed to enjoying ourselves for one day.
Just remember to baaaa from time to time you conformist git.
Yeahs, kids changes everythings.
I almost made an unwitting pun.
In Soviet Russia…
For Valentine’s Day, hubby and I are probably going to rent Spectre and eat leftover whatever we order in tonight. So, pretty much the same thing we would do if it wasn’t Valentine’s day.
Watched “Kingsman” tonight. Both awesome and completely bonkers at the same time.
Tiff’s Mom’s Memorial today. :love:
Er, Tiff’s Mom’s Memorial today.
Hugs to you guys.
Sleepy Hollow just needs to end for good.
If you want to enjoy VD, then I wish you a happy VD.
Venereal Disease? That’s a bit rude, isn’t it?
I do, but sometimes it burns
https://www.facebook.com/A.different.type.of.Art/videos/670742649631194/ And this most useless of boxes.
There are at least three different Google Doodles for today. Hubby likes the cactus and hedgehog doodle best.
Well, according to a random guy on Reddit, today is the “incept date” for Pris from Blade Runner…you know, the movie, Van?
Was that based on a book?
I may have heard of it.
OMG-3P0, these are brilliant:
Mark Forman (The Brooklyn Bluesman, former hanger-outer here) has a Kickstarter project for fancy belts/fabrics:
Turn your android phone into a crude seismometer:
I don’t think I’m up for listening to a Stephen King audio book that is over 30 hours long.
11-22-64 passed quickly even @ 30 something.
Yes, but I’m in my 40’s, so how long would it take for me?
Now Ed, you finished Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell which is a few hours longer on Audible.
That was the book! Have you a crystal ball?
Just grabbed the first episode of the TV series based on that book.
That book gets 5 stars from me, but I didn’t do the audio version.
John Carpenter on performing live;
Death of a cigarette factory:
I passed what’s left of the factory (now expensive apartments) while at work today.
I think im the first to post this. Sorry if its a duplicate
Daredevil Season 2 Trailer: The Punisher Is Here to Make Hell’s Kitchen Explode
I keep meaning to watch this:
CP: Eye for an Eye — UNKLE
We went and saw The Lady in the Van Saturday. It was sweet and sad.
It’s official. Star Wars VIII started filming today. I can’t find the video they just showed on TV, but they were welcoming the stars back.
They also stated the DVD would release 4/6/2016 of SWVII
I just saw the Deadpool movie. Fantastic! But they used the term Asshats in the credits. I should send them a cease and desist.
If anyone is on the fence (and I seriously doubt anyone in this crowd is) go see Deadpool. I want to see more comic book based movies like this come hell or high water.
Huh… GHOST just won a grammy
So Deadpool was much better than I expected. So so many great jokes.
So so many kids in the theatre. Toddlers to tweens to young teens. WTF, parents??
Deadpool has nothing to do with Ghost. The Satanic band or the movie where Demi Moore has sex with Whoopi Goldberg while Patrick Swayze possesses her.
A small amount of smugness, as the film was given a 15 certificate on this side of the pond, so there was no young children at the showing I went too.
Shouldn’t children below a certain age not be allowed into an R rated movie even with parent’s consent? Isn’t that what PG is for? I suppose those idiot parents got what they deserved for ignoring the R rating. Then again, they’re probably the kind of parents that let their 10 year old kids watch anything they want on TV because they don’t want to have to stop themselves from watching it.
Something else I’ll post and still need to watch.
Give that badger a hat:
Or a bronze helmet
Another beautiful day expected today. I’m beginning to think that this winter thing is a myth.
I agree. January/February is usually our coldest months, March is our snowiest. I fear we may get all in one at some point.
Either that, or it will all come in July.
Luckily, you’ll all be in Phoenix in July.
I hope you haven’t just jinxed my trip.
Well you know what they say about a cold day in July in the desert
While its nit a common occurrence, snow in July is not unheard of here in Calgary
Meanwhile in Ottwa:
I got an entirely blank white page at that Ottawa link. . . . Which, if intended, was beautifully executed.
Considering the weather in Ottwa, the white screen is appropriate.
I’d first heard people talk about how in charming Ottawa, the businessmen would ice skate to work on the frozen canals.
Which sounds like something from a Danny Kaye movie, but I’m sure is not nearly as quaint in reality.
The skates for the canal can be found within a locker with the visage of a rocking chair. But, the gym bag painted with the form of a flag with a maple leaf has only shoes with slippery soles.
Got it… the locker with a rocker has the skates to get to the gates and the bag with a flag has a shoe that will cause a flu.
To show how nice it’s been here, some of our golf courses have opened up already
CW: Better Call Saul S2 E1.
Jet Set Radio goes free on Steam:
I think it’s safe to post Star Wars stuff here now. . . JIC, don’t click if you haven’t seen ep VII.
A wacky but interesting theory on Rey’s true identity.
Another late evening for hubby.
The sun is very pink this morning.
sun = sky.
They’re saying we might get some rain tonight.
Rain. In February.
Not at all complaining, just amazed.
So now there are reports that Agent Carter has half the viewers it had for Season 1 and they are considering cancelation
The lead actress going for another role in a new TVs series was a bad sign.
My bad, you guys. I’ll start watching.
That’s ABC’s fault, not the shows. I wouldnt worry, this show is made for a Netflix run
You know about that river in Egypt right?
Not sure what the Euphrates has anything to do with this
Crap joke for the day:
A man joins a very exclusive nudist colony. On his first day there he takes off his clothes and starts to wander around.
A gorgeous petite blonde walks by, and the man immediately gets an erection.
The woman notices his erection, comes over to him and says, ‘Did you call for me?’
The man replies, ‘No, what do you mean?’
She says, ‘You must be new here. Let me explain. It’s a rule here that if you get an erection, it means that you called for me.’ Smiling, she leads him to the side of the swimming pool, lies down on a towel, eagerly pulls him to her and happily lets him have his way with her.
The man continues to explore the colony’s facilities. He enters the sauna and as he sits down, he farts. Within minutes a huge, hairy man lumbers out of the steam room toward him. ‘ Did you call for me?’ says the hairy man.
‘No, what do you mean?’ says the newcomer.
‘You must be new, ‘says the hairy man, ‘it’s a rule that if you fart, it means that you called for me.’ The huge man easily spins him around, bends him over a bench and has his way with him.
The newcomer staggers back to the colony office, where he is greeted by the smiling, naked receptionist, ‘May I help you?’ she says.
The man yells, ‘Here’s my membership card. You can have the key back and you can keep the $250 membership fee.’
‘But, Sir,’ she replies, ‘you’ve only been here for a few hours. You havent had the chance to see all our facilities.’
The man replies, ‘Listen lady, I’m 68 years old. I only get an erection once a month but I fart 15 times a day.
I’ll get you your trenchcoat.
Ep 5 of the X files was extremely divisive. I give it an A. Lots of folks gave it a C or D
I wasn’t a fan. I didn’t like the fact they perpetuated the stereotype.
That’s what most detractors are saying, but the fact is not all bad guys are white british males
I feel like I’m permanently behind the times. We just started season 3 of Arrow.
And eps 1-3 were terrible. I’m only hanging for the promise of Marc Singer later on this season. (No spoilers now).
And bad news if you were hoping to wait and catch Deadpool on Betamax: