Santa’s low on ho’s this year.
Those North Korean sanctions are having an effect.
What about Mrs. Claus?
She’s been de-claused for Xmas,
The new season of Agents of Shield has begun.
Working getting caught up on some media.
Finished Season 2 of Stranger Things. Decent, but didn’t really capture things quite like the original. I also thought they were trying way too hard this time with song selections that were just too on the nose most of the time.
Also watched the Scarlett Johansson version of “Ghost in the Shell”. I hadn’t partaken of any of the previous versions, video or comic. Decent and very beautiful. However, it seemed a much more shallower take on the questions of identity and what it means to be human than Blade Runner, or even the original Robocop, which it seemed to share an awful lot in common with.
I still haven’t seen SJ’s GitS. I recall thinking the original was pretty deep, a thousand lifetimes ago.
Your opinion is so wrong about Stranger Things 2, Ed. So wrong! So, so, so wrong.
Yeah Season 2 is pretty goddamn great. Ed just hates all things Netflix. It’s a Netflix bias I say! Get thee behind me, Edward!
DING DING! SHAME!*
*note. I don’t even watch goddamn Game of Thrones and I’m pretty sure I know everything there is to know. #GoTinherantinthesystem
I’m kind of on his page with the music. I did LOVE a lot of the music choices but I often found them distracting from the show. They didn’t advance or support the plot (just the time period) but often they where forced “front and center” anyway.
Several times it felt like it was a character who had randomly shown up and stood center screen yelling “ME ME notice ME hey guys look at ME.” Then it would exit frame with no explanation and the show would continue.
At least it was music I liked though.
I kid Ed. I didn’t have that reaction to the music, but it is a valid point.
Overall, I felt like it was akin to the way Alien/Aliens upped the stakes. And the they used an 80s movie trope beautifully in the final episode for a great emotional payoff.
Bingo! I think you really captured it. I mean, yes, I enjoyed all the songs and was able to appreciate the references. But, at the same time, they did tend to overpower the narrative.
Also, with the big setup going back to the trailers with Ghostbusters – I was a bit disappointed that they pretty much completely forgot about that reference in the approach to the climax.
That said, I did enjoy it! I don’t hate everything on Netflix…and, for the record, I like Flash Gordon! 🙂
Speaking of anime turned live action… I recently watched the live action Death Note on Netflix and it wasn’t half bad. I don’t watch a lot of anime, but will do so when I find one I like well enough (e.g. Witch Hunter Robin). Anyone have an opinion on the anime version of Death Note?
I’m not familiar with either, but I’ve heard good about both. Anime fans are surprised by the live action.
Hey Van, thanks for the link about Voyager 1 (previous page). That is pretty cool stuff.
So, any recommendations on which anime version of “Ghost in the Shell” to check out? Looking on Amazon, there are several, it seems.
I was a bit underwhelmed when I saw the restored version at the cinema earlier this year.
We rewatched the original anime GitS before we watched the new live action remake. To be honest, we liked the new one better.
Here you go, Ed:
Damn, the internet really does know everything, doesn’t it?
Speaking of anime, “Batman Ninja” looks fun:
DPSS present away!
Today we reconcile the company credit card.
Paddington 2 was a brightly coloured delight and even had a homage to the first animated adaption the BBC did, nice!
I quite liked the first movie.
More TSA madness:
The new norm.
So, this is actually a case of US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) having issues. I know that everyone loves to hate the TSA. But, for a rare change, it wasn’t them this time.
It’s been a productive morning. Reconciled the cc and the bank accounts.
Also, did an update to the website.
Off to renew a prescription and mail my Christmas Cards.
Wow. I just got the most realistic spam mail yet. It was a paypal receipt for a scuba knife. It looked so much like a real paypal receipt (I ordered something else last week so used it for comparison). It said, “if this payment was not authorized by you log in here and cancel it.)
Good thing I’m a paranoid mouse. I logged into paypal but on my own through my web browser, not through the link.
Seriously, this was scarily good.
Once the scammers acquire basic grammar skills, we’re all doomed.
Altered Carbon trailer is up:
I liked that book, but not enough to continue the series.
I may have been a bit grumpy that he did such a great job with the body-hosting concept that I’d used in Spherical Tomi.
I’ll definitely give the show a chance.
Remember when MTV felt important? Like they had their finger on the cultural pulse?
It was. They did.
This is terrific stuff.
Get your manly men stories ready:
Let the Internets begin!
Stories are for pansies!!
God save the Queen
We mean it maaaaaaan
How is everyone doing?
All. Fucking. In.
When you transported on here, did my starship have a sign on it that said “Dead Klingon Storage?”
You win. You win.
“Damn Scotty. That’s some serious gourmet shit.”
Agreed with Lo – I actually laughed out loud! 😀
He’s dead Jim. Zed’s dead.
So it’s raining today. The first since I got my new roof.
… and my roof is leaking more than ever.
So now instead of getting all of my errands run that I had to do this morning because I will be waiting from 1 to 5pm for the cable repair guy … I am now waiting for the roofer.
And also trying to dry a hardwood floor.
Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.
That sucks JOe, I would assume the work is still under warranty.
Yeh. The guy is on the roof now trying to track down the issue.
Water leaks are a particularly evil adversary. The point of entry is rarely anywhere near where the water shows up.
Couldn’t find the source of the Nile.
Will have to come back on a dry day and start taking things apart.
Ugh x2000. Sorry, J0e. If you shake your fist at the sky, you’ll be directing your anger in the right direction.
LoPanta Claus has sent off his secret LoPanta gift.
DPSS gift has been purchased and obtained, I still have to address and mail though.
CP: Behind Every Good Woman — Tracy Bonham
Moderately attractive sheep
You get me!
Don’t let the term “emo” scare you away. It’s a good read https://www.interviewmagazine.com/music/secret-history-emo-music
I’d never wholesale disparage any musical genre, but I’m pretty resistant to Emo/Screamo.
That said, this is a cool and lovingly detailed geekout by a devout fan of the genre. I’ll always support that kind of thing.
I got my Deadpan Secret Santa gift in the mail today! Thank you very much, Dark Lord Mangan! 😉
I hope you enjoy it, Darth Bowen!
While I love my husband dearly, sometimes I wish he was a little more handy. When something in the house needs fixing, I’m the one he calls on to deal with it.
We finished The Punisher last night on NexFlix. It took a few episodes to get going but, over all, I’d rate it fairly high on the Marvel/Netflix scale.
The Ed shall hate it!!!!!*
*I love you, Ed.
I have one episode left to go. Definitely a slow-starter, but I’ve enjoyed the plot twists and turns. Especially when Frank found the Green Lantern ring and turned into the Silver Surfer. (fake spoilers)
I know, right? And that cross over where he fights the Iron Fist…
Using a dis-guarded Iron MAN suit … who would have seen THAT coming.
For what it’s worth.
Meh. While he has some ok music, as a whole, I could never get into him.
Loved him in CSN&Y.
CP: Upside Down — Boom Boom Satellites
DPSS gift away! I also received mine in the mail. I guess I’ll find out later who the culprit is. The gift is rad. 🙂
DPSS gift received! Thank you for the world’s smallest Space Invaders arcade cabinet, mysterious person!
Cool! Glad you liked it. 😀
Ooooh, post a photo you fiend!
Photos pending. Stay tuned to Facebook.
Maybe this is exciting news…
They keep trying to reboot Twilight Zone, but it never seems to stick. It’d be interesting to see his take on it.
Also – I’m having my name legally changed to “Buddy Thunderstruck.”
I dunno, “Buddy Thunderstruck’s Deadpan” just doesn’t have quite the same ring to it.
Who can forget his catch phrase –
“You’ve been … THUNDERstruck!”
A friend recommended this book. Definitely intrigued.
So, I must confess, I’m looking forward to this:
We recently got caught up on Season 5 and the ending gave a nearly perfect setup to going forward without Kevin Spacey.
That show lost me before Kevin Spacey did. Seasons 1-3 we’re good to excellent.
CAN’T YOU TWO EVER AGREE ON NOTHIN’?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
We agreed on Southland Tales.
My DPSS gift has been ordered! 🙂
Captain America says goodnight:
“BBC iPlayer only works in the UK. Sorry, it’s due to rights issues.”
You can get it on his twitter page
It’s sweet, I guess.
Is it a Sequel to Goodnight Moon?
You know your hubby had a rough day at work when he comes home and says “thank you for being normal”
I guess he had to deal with some crazy parents yesterday
That would make for a good Hallmark card.
Well we aren’t The targeted audience.
CL: Arcs Of Command — Caspian
I just dig this song!
Caspian enjoyed their smoke machine when we saw them open for Katatonia. In a tiny club. Making concert photos impossible.
They’re still a very cool band.
CP: Obsession — OK Go
CL: Wow – Beck
A list of albums, none of which I have heard
Best heard with an unkempt beard, gauged ears, and a fez at an independently-owned coffee shop.
(They’re hipsters, you see. . . .) And yes, that is a fucking hipster list. RE: Kendrick Lamarr: people keep recommending him. I’ve listened, but I don’t get it.
AV Club might need to loosen their man-bun.
In addition to the Pearl Harbor attack and the shooting of John Lennon, December 7 is also the day that Star Trek: The Motion Picture was released.
In fact, the long, sweeping shots of the Enterprise from that first screening are still playing, right now.
As I like ST:TMP i’m Going to stick my tongue out at ya!
I like it to. At the very least, that’s where we got the excellent theme song for ST:TNG. 😀
It’s definitely one of the good Trek movies.
Yeh me too …
… but still – Bonus points for this “In fact, the long, sweeping shots of the Enterprise from that first screening are still playing, right now.”
This is where VelociJack mauls the hunter just before he says “Clever!” 😉
And, if you’re in the mood for a most excellent CGI version:
btw – when you see the name Dennis Bailey – he’s the guy responsible for the CGI model of the Enterprise that everyone uses in their videos. And it is amazing.
CP: Dive For You — Boom Boom Satellites
Hey Lo! Have you heard of Starcrawler? I think they’ve got a nice early punk vibe going.
Funny video, but you have to skip to 1:56 to get to the music.
Well I have NOW!!!!!! 🙂
What do you think?
Agreed! Real impressed that kids in High School have this kind of sensibility. Def gonna check out the record when it comes out!
??? High School?
You heard me, Gramps
Hail Santa, Archangelo
You know that the Santa’s near
We’re standing here by the green wreath.
The Yule Log. . . is in flames. . .
Two elven workers reaching out
To the Belly… with many names…
He is. . . the shining in the night, to pull the sleigh for Santa to see.
Jack said “log”
Ten years later, there’s a Battle Angel trailer.
And it looks terrible.
A Dan Simmons adaption that is not the Hyperion Cantos:
The Terror was an intense read. I seriously can’t wait for this.
Crap joke for the day:
Two scientists walk into a bar.
“I’ll have H2O,” says the 1st.
“I’ll have H2O, too,” says the 2nd.
Bartender gives them water because he is able to distinguish the boundary tones that dictate the grammatical function of homonyms in coda position, as well as pragmatic context.
Doesn’t anyone get poisoned in this joke?
I think I may have.
With the help of Alcohol, I have forced myself to get the boxes of winter clothes out and am swapping them with the “summer” clothes in my closet.
I hate giving up on summer but I fear it has given up on me.
Does anyone else still have clothes they wore in high school?
Good grief. What’s the deal with all the black, turtle necks? I am going to see if I can wear a different one for every day left in December.
That’s festive, right?
Is now the time on Sprockets when we dahnce?
I’m betting he won’t turn up but gawd it would be good to see an internet troll get his ass handed to him:
Attention, contact with a female, a chance to play the victim (after she kicks his ass, and he claims she cheated) – – most trolls desperately crave these things. He just might.
The new StAr Wars film is looking to fall on the good side of the entertainment equation:
The new Avengers Trailer looks good.
My pop culture weekend:
Finally getting to Sense8 season 2. Love the V for Vendetta nod.
Mindhunter. Seriously good, smart stuff.
Hip-Hop Family Tree. Fascinating non-fiction comic about the origins of Rap music.
And we’re off to see The Shape of Water today. Don’t let me down, Guillermo.
Doesn’t come out in the U.K. till February..the bar stewards!
It’s good! More like his older stuff.
It’s *real* gooood
So I gathered, it’s got some good reviews.
Got to watch Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 last night – definitely a worthy sequel. I don’t know when’s the last time my son has laughed so hard.
+25 for familial laughter.
That’s even better than the movie, which is a blast.
(See, we also agree about GotG2)
Primordial rap music from Treacherous 3, including a pre-fame Kool Moe Dee. Call me a cranky old man, but I like this better than anything I’m hearing made today.
Holy shit…THIS rabbit hole
Right? “High Power Rap” from Crash Crew is another one. And then there’s Grandmaster Flash. . .
Today is backwards day for hubby. Instead of working late, he’s going in early.
Hey Bunny – – I emailed you at the gmail address last week. Did you receive it?
I love (most) of QOTSA. I love LOVE all of Kyuss… but Josh Homme has proven time and time again to be one of rock’s biggest assholes.
Ugh. What a utter dick move. I really hate it when the asshole personalities within a band start to affect how I enjoy that band’s music.
Bingo. Not for nothin but he clearly has a drinking problem. When I saw them a few months back he could barely form complete sentences in the between songs banter he was so sloshed.
And so his statement says. “Sorry, I was drunk.”
I’d only accept his apology if it was his first step on the path to getting clean and sober. No excuse.
I got a lot done this morning.
Now, off to the store. I need to get removeable hooks to hand the stockings on the fireplace.
Why would the box office even sell tickets for $485 apiece? I suppose it’s an interesting way to try to put scalpers out of business. . . .
Excuse me, while I try to start breathing again after seeing a $2000 checkout price come up in my Ticketmaster app.
WTF could you possibly be going to for that amount of cash?
I’m not going to anything for $2000. . . . That was what came up in Ticketmaster during today’s Hamilton ticket lottery. With a little patience and persistence, though, I was able to get $75 tix.
We only own 18 of the games listed. I guess we better get buying 😉
Bunny, your Glittery Xmas card arrived today, thank you.
Hubby asked for a Ferrari for Christmas, so I got him one. True, it’s a hot wheels Ferrari but that’s as close as he’s going to get
Tonight clunky classic is Kiss Kiss Bang! Bang!
You can it it’s 2004 from the mobile phones..
starring Batman and Iron Man.
Bunny, did you get my email at your gmail address last week? (Sorry for the repeated question – – I figure my previous post got lost in the waves above)
I have all my Gmail account hooked up to my mobile devices. Except I forgot to add the new personal email. So it got missed. Rectifying that now
DPSS gift is awayyyyyy
We got a Xmas card from our milkman today. Really nice gesture! Also I need to ask Dani a few questions…
The short answer is no. Long answer, just answered it
And I just replied! Thanks!
“I still can’t believe that my nan and grandad are having sex at 86.”
“Really? Why’s that?”
“Because they live at number 84”.
It’s very windy out this morning. Sounds like we’re having a chinook
You’re having salmon?
Today I’m making the dough for baking gingerbread cookies tomorrow.
First we combine oil and sugar
Next we add a whole bunch of different spices
That was a lot of spices
Now we add eggs
We added vanilla. Now we put in some molasses
Now flour. Lots, and lots, of flour
There. The dough is mixed, covered, and in the fridge, ready for tomorrow
I’m trying to decide if I want to watch a movie this afternoon or not
Hipster ass hate everything AV Club Just gave Jedi a B+ and says it shas “Middle Chapter Empire Style Mojo”.
They’re sometimes loose with spoilers, and supposedly, there’s a big one in this film. So. Not gonna read that review until I’ve seen the film.
Yeah Ive been good not being spoiled as well.
I’ve seen three other headline reviews, two positive and one negative. Trust in the Force.
I’m going to see it whatever the reviews state.
Thanks Obvious Oswald!
It’s what I do.
I decided to read instead
I get my kicks ABOVE the waistline, sunshine
Makes a hard man crumble.
But the pearls ain’t free…
I can feel the Papa standin’ next to me…
Baby class! They don’t call it Lamaze anymore.
Sounds like good news for Alabama!
Good news for humans everywhere.
In the words of that great philosopher, Tiny Tim … “God bless us. Everyone!”
RIP Pat Dinizio of The Smithereens. “Blood & Roses” was a staple of my acoustic gigs, back in the day.
Underrated band fueld by a massive great radio hit
Today my Boo and her man comes over and we bake and decorate gingerbread cookies :happy:
I’ll grant you the relevance of Nina Simone but, even though I am a fan of Moody Blues and The Cars, it seems like a paper thin crop this year.
Booooo. I hope they put Bon Jovi’s plaque next to The 1910 Fruitgum Company.
I don’t object to Dire Straits, The Cars, Nina Simone, or Moody Blues, but it’s a travesty that Judas Priest and Link Wray were left out. I’d also cast my votes for Depeche Mode, Rage Against the Machine, LL Cool J, and Radiohead. My votes were completely shut out.
OOOF!!! I had forgotten all those candidates. It looks even worse now
Oh no, Rhett.
RIP, Warrell Dane of Nevermore.
Oh shit… 🙁
Sad day, although not unexpected. The difference in his health from 2010 to 2014 was pretty daunting. Between his diabetes and alcoholism and other life choices I wasn’t expecting him to live more than 5 years. I am happy that I got to speak to him personally on two separate occasions.
RIP Warrel, may your spirit forever burn bright.
Well ticket booked to see the new Star Wars flick tomorrow.
Never heard of it
We’re not seeing it until after Christmas
Oh good means you won’t mind spoilers.
Why do that when I can kick YOU?
Crap quip for the day:
I’m never been very good at flying, which is why I always go on by plane..
Obviously, don’t read the comments.
Probably 100% happened.
Absolutely 100% nothing happens.
Holy shit a BIG list
Many props to the author for this massive undertaking. As is usually the case with these things, the guy has some wacky opinions. “Bullet the Blue Sky” number 19?
The fact that anything off of How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb is in the top 20 is questionable at best
I’m decorated out
We have one little decoration on our front walk. He’s been dubbed “The Lone Reindeer.”
Oh wait, you meant cookies….
Does anyone know how Moses made coffee?
…He Brewed it.
Are jew really going out with that joke?
Ah I’m just balabusta-in
A bot writes Harry Potter:
Sometimes I wish mornings would come in the afternoon.
Don’t know about that but I’ve heard that morning becomes Electra.
NPR talking about today’s Net Neutrality vote.
They had a guy on to present the case for getting rid of it. Litterally his whole argument boiled down to
” … the handful of guys in control of the Net haven’t done anything bad yet, so why not give them complete autonomy.”
While that might be an argument (a totally lame, 4th grader on the playground argument) in defense of why we should trust these men … it is NOT an argument for getting rid of Net Neutrality.
They presented no argument as to why, for the public’s sake, it needed to be gotten rid of.
So I did a google search to see if anyone had presented any reasons why getting rid of it would be a good thing. That search led to Breitbart (of course) so I clicked. I figured if anyone could manufacture a sound reason it would be that propaganda site.
The best they could come up with was
– “It stifles technological development”, which is proven false by the shear fact that the internet thrived and grew like mad before the current technology for throttling and blocking existed.
– “It limits the amount of profits an ISP can make.” Big fat harry deal. It doesn’t PREVENT an ISP from making profits and how MUCH profit a private company makes is NOT in the general public’s interest or concern to begin with.
So … how can we even have a “debate” on Net Neutrality when the side that is against it can’t even offer a “public’s best interest” reason to get rid of it.
The thing that aggravates me is that the majority of the public do not want Net Neutrality lifted, but the FCC is going forward anyway under the authority of a handful of people. The Pubs are going to pay a price for this come mid-terms.
The Alta government are currently debating a bill making certain procedures mandatory for sexual harassment in the workplace.
Like this, the argument against it has been, “companies are pretty good at taking care of this on their own so it doesn’t need to be mandated”
People are silly
It’s pretty clear who’s in charge.
You’re more optimistic than I am about them facing repercussions. . . . Between gerrymandering and their tried-and-true population control methods, I’m less confident that the villains will be removed from their seats.
Agreed. Seen it too often
All November sales have been entered. I think my eyes are crossing
Hmmm. You might want to go back and check that. They should be dotted.
Speaking of politics. . . these are fun:
31. Arizona Coyotes
Week 9 Ranking: No. 30
The Great Pit of Carkoon. It’s a big, swallowing hole in the middle of the desert, without much of an identity. You could just fall into it, and disappear …
25. Colorado Avalanche
Week 9 Ranking: No. 25
Lando Calrissian. Rules over a city in the clouds. Let’s just hope that when Joe Sakic looks back at the Matt Duchene trade he isn’t muttering “This deal is getting worse all the time …”
I love that San Jose (home of the grizzliest beards in the league) are Chewbacca.
Is Wyshynski leaving Yahoo for ESPN?
Dunno. I can’t see ESPN hiring anyone after the great purge
I haven’t watch a full Coyotes game yet this season, and I don’t think that will change if the continue to win one game out of every four.
We’re going to teo games in 7 days.
All you need to know about the latest government fuckery.
I enjoyed The Last Jedi, good fun but no Empire Strikes Back.
Spoilers!! You ruined it!
Evo Terra was pretty emphatically and loudly disappointed.
We’re going Saturday with fingers crossed.
Anyone want a no-holds discussion page, as we’ve done with other films in the past? We’d still have to request that everyone put leading characters to avoid sidebar spoilers….
I saw that Evo trashed it pretty handily on the twitters, right after the LA Times raved about it being the best yet. Maybe the film will be categorized as polarizing? May see it this weekend, maybe I should to avoid spoilers.
I like Evo and all but I am pretty sure his will be the real exception to the rule here
Evo is a cool dude, but our tastes haven’t always synced in the past. But this is Star Wars, I don’t care if people said it was in the running for a Razzie, I’d still see it in the theater.
It’s part of the Star Wars Universe and let’s face it, if it doesn’t have Jar Jar Binks then it certainly won’t be the worst film in the franchise.
It’s currently 94% Fresh after 232 reviews.
I’m not worried
It’s also at 86 (universal acclaim) on the more “high brow” meta-critic
We’ll be seeing Saturday afternoon in any case. So, I’d be up for a spoilerific discussion page.
Your wish shall be granted!
I’ll probably see in mid Jan so Ill be late to the party
Watching the worst team in the NHL vs the best team. Yep.
CANNOT believe Tampa has this good of hockey
The Lightning never stay bad for long. The Coyotes never stay good for long.
^Ancient Chinese proverb.
That was in my fortune cookie this week!
During the communist-era period in Russia, a husband and wife are taking a walk; during winter time. The husband says “oh, it’s starting to snow ”, his wife is insistent that it’s actually raining; not snowing . As they continue their walk, they spot a soldier familiar to them. When they approach the soldier, they ask him if he thinks it’s snowing or raining. His opinion is that’s its raining . Rather smugly the wife turns to the husband and says “see, I told you! For Rudolph the Red knows rain dear”.
Your coat sir.
Another Chinook warmth this morning. The weather man says it won’t last and we may actually get winter like weather this weekend
Don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows
The news said today is national cat herders day. What an odd thing to celebrate
So a recent FB Bjorking set me to thinking (always dangerous)…
So here is Friday’s topic for pondering –
TOP 5 PROBABLY INSANE BUT CERTAINLY BONKERS, WOMEN WHO ARE ALSO POSSIBLY MUSICAL GENIUSES.
(I figure we could also do this for Men but somehow I think that is a much longer list.)
So the two who come immediately to mind are Kate Bush and the already mentioned Bjork.
Any other nominees?
Tori Amos takes the Top 5 spots.
Shirley Manson and Stevie Nicks may not be geniuses, but they’re immensely talented. And (apparently) nuts. Sarah McLachlan?
Yes, we’d need to spend the rest of our lives compiling the list of crazy male musical geniuses.
Chelsea Wolfe perhaps, she’s a genius, but I’m not sure of the crazy, although she has the “look,”
Ditto Kimberly Freeman, genius? Perhaps, Crazy? It could be deliberate.
Sounds a lot like The Ongoing History of New Music’s episode on Queens of Quirk, though he never referred to any of the women as bonkers. IIRC, the women he picked were Bjork, Kate Bush, Patty Smith, Florence Welch, and several others. He also did a Kings of Quirk episode too.
Hmmm. Definitely talented but I am un-aware of her … “eccentricities”.
I have always suspected that Stevie Nicks’ persona was a purposefully crafted marketing device. She talks the game but the only unstable vibe I got from her was when she was stoned and or drunk.
I am not familiar with some of those other mrs ladies. I should check them out.
Agreed. To label any of these artists as “crazy” or “insane” or “bonkers” is pretty goddamn unfair. Quirk is a much better label.
“Crazy” is probably not the most PC term. Sure. “Quirky” or “eccentric” are probably friendlier terms.
Although all of the women cited above are more like Trent Reznor or Ozzy crazy, not Ted Nugent or David Lee Roth crazy.
Perhaps – “not processing data in the same way that a statistical majority would”?
Okay, so “bonkers” tends to have negative connotations because we tend to attach that to folks who have loud arguments on a public street with sign posts, or shoot up school buildings, or Donald trump.
But sometimes “bonkers” is a gift that enables people to see the world in a totally different way and present it to us in a stunningly wonderful aural or visual fashion.
I would still be a little frightened to be alone with some of those folks at a small table in a dark restaurant. I mean, when I look into someone’s eyes … it makes me uncomfortable if it is “standing room only” in there.
Amy Lee or Alanis Morrissete?
Cory Doctorow on Net Neutrality.
I think I shall shock the world and clean my desk this morning
It’s National Cupcake Day, here in the States.
I’m taking full advantage… right after I get that new dental crown.
Hey, Pan! Saw The Last Jedi last night. Still a little wired from the experience. Looking forward to that spoiler post.
The Last Jedi thread is created! I’ve suggested that folks frontfill their spoiler posts, to avoid secrets being spotted in the preview panel, but you still might want to consider avoiding that part of the page until you’ve seen the movie.
Thumbs up or Thumbs down?
Thumbs up from me.
Very good, with the exception of Evo, everyone else I know that has seen it have positive things to say.
Today for lunch I’m having Van’s favourite food. Left over pizza
Do you eat it with a fork or by hand?
No need for fancy stuff JJ, hands are fine,
I once caused a minor stir in a London Pizza Hut because I was using my hands instead of a knife and fork.
I was apparently supporting a stereo-type about Americans.
You know what, deadpan. I think it’s movie time
Today’s movie is, Diary of an Exorcist- Zero
The Netflix write up: he opposes demons in all their malevolent forms, but his faith will be tested when he confronts the very source of evil .
It sure where the “zero” come in, though
Pressing start now…
Wait, this is subtitled? It’s going to make the pbp harder but here goes.
He uses MS Word
Strong and obscure energy
She’s in the tower
Why do possessed people always walk from a back bend?
They are literally nailing her to a cross.
My name is Lucas Vidal
Two boys producing a movie
He zoned out for a moment
They want to film a real exorcism
The priest tells his story…
A family at the table
The crazy lady says they are doomed. Doomed, I fell ya, doomed
Where did his shirt go?
A full moon
Don’t let the fathers actions allow the son to be possessed
Shaky cam effect
+ friend old my
Rearrange to get a line from famous dong.
This is the best typo of 2017.
Daddy’s head exploded
Time to pray
Woah, was he praying a long time
He’s reading something funny
The exorcists are considered crazy
They want an apprentice
It’s the same crazy lady
Daddy was possessed
Helping the lady across the street
My mother is dead
What a trip
That’s a pretty comfy looking bed.
Come meet me for an exorcism
Open the box
It was blessed by the pope
You have been blessed
Why is it, 90% of the time, it’s females that are possessed?
Father Pedro is toast
Tell me how Pedro died…
I will teach you
Oh look, another possessed woman
Paula isn’t here anymore
An old friend
Oh. Paula is Lucas’s sister
He doesn’t believe them
Make an effort
What did you say?
She’s sucking her own toe
Well, that didn’t work
His mentor has a plan
The demon wants his mentor
We need more sedative
Little sister has been made better
You’re supposed to use the sedative on the possessed, not yourself
He sees his dead daddy
Don’t let him take your picture, it will steal your soul
See, what did I tell you
Father Lucas is now possessed
I will defecate on you
Demons also seem to like licking people
You’re not my father
Now he is nailing Lucas to the cross
Your brother was a better man
The interview is over
Sneaking back in
Yeah Bruno, this won’t end well
The demon jumped ship
Now his friend knows
And the circle continues…
What did I think of this movie? It was ok. It didn’t add anything new to the genre, but it wasn’t completely derivative either. I’d put it in the middle of the pack
CP: Against Me! : Osama bin Laden as the Crucified Christ
This one is essential.
Hey Van I think you know who the only “famous dong” is here…
My DPSS gift arrived today! Awwww, thanks Secret Santa! It’s a giant coffee mug that I will fill to the brim 🙂
*Not a fucking oversized Reese’s mug.
Well we know she isn’t going to associate with the most hated man on the nets today 😀
Not The Onion. WaPo is a reputable news source. This is actual fascism from our govt. As in, the true definition of the word.
Yeah this flew under the fucking radar didnt it. All hail fearless and wise leader…
Showing up in other news outlets now but can it get any national exposure over the weekend?
This is just a whole new awful.
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” is really damn good.
Oh yeah, powered through that one as was I really enjoying it.
Although it would drive me nuts to be with someone who gets up early so you never see them without makeup.
Have a friend who dated a girl like that.
Any makeup-less activities had to be done in the dark. If they were sharing a bathroom, after she’d showered she’d put her makeup on in the shower.
He never saw her without makeup.
I found it kind of creepy. I think after a while, he did as well.
Added to a watch list somewhere in my brain.
I just finished Mindhunter. Holy crap. That is all.
He really went off the deep end with his arrogance.
Definitely. This is one that will haunt you.
I dug it.
It will surprise nobody we are gaming tonight.
Can we escape from 100 million b.c.? We didn’t last week.
Recommended co-op game?
It’s fun but takes a couple of hours to play. Last night we got out but messed with the timelineenough that, when we got back, the world was ruled by robot overlords
Are you on the square?
Are you on the level?
I mean I’m willing to swear right here right now b4 the devil
Can’t you see that you’re lost?
Avs turn tonite to host the Lightning.
This won’t end well.
A little bit of history:
Wonderful read! Thanks.
Crap joke for the day:
The author of Dr. Zhivago taught me the secret to great bolognese.
No, it’s all in the sauce.
I just…. I just wish you’d speak the Queen’s English once in a while
We had to buy a ladder this morning. We’ve been in our new house for a bout 1.5 years and the lights are starting to burn out. We have 10’ ceilings so standing on a chair wasn’t going to work
Who the hell is Oan? I swear, I wrote Pan
Oan is the name we are known by in Asgard.
Every Oansday, we slaughter a goat and feast on it, leaving the bones for Michael R Mennenga.
This is so that he has a bone to pick with each of you.
JW: Brief Encounter from 1945
Probably a bit too twee for younguns, but it was nice to finally watch it all the way through.
Was that your classic pick of the evening?
Was it about the battle of Iwo Jima?
Battle of Sagami Bay?
Was it about the battle of Two Jawas?
Was it about the Battle of Hooper and Jaws?
I think he ask for a bottle of Aunt Jemima ?
So now I’m wondering if Rhettro worked out who sent him his DPSS gift.
I gave up working out things for Lent.
I gave up sucking off things for rent
Sucking “on” things, still in play. Wait, what?
I mean I’m not saying no…
Today is hubby’s birthday. How does he get to celebrate? By working late.
Hubby is not amused
It’s snowing. Go figure
I’m dreaming of a White Christmas..
You and most of the trump Administration.
hmm. The weatherman says we are going to get 25cm (approx 1ft.) of snow in the next 24 hours. Looks like a white Christmas is on tap for us.
That’s quite a lot.
Have they canceled schools?
Ha ha ha ha ha!
No, they haven’t cancelled school. Generally the rule is, -20 C. To allow an indoor recess, around -35 to cancel.
For snow, 2 feet in 24 hours before they even consider it. If the buses can make it to the school without being more than an hour or so late, school it is.
Also, it’s actually only about five or six cm. In snowfall so far. By this time tomorrow it will be deeper.
Hubby was hoping it wouldn’t snow for another week as then he’d be on holidays
FYI. Approx 2.5 cm in an inch
9.44882 inches of snow can be messy. 🙁 Be safe.
And happy birthday, John!
But surely not as messy as…
A licky boom boom down.
Yet another of my pet peeves … web sites with a “Our Top (X) List” that put each and every item of that list on IT’S OWN PAGE. So if it is a top 25, you have to click (and load) 25 separate pages (and all of their ads) to see the list.
With you there JJ, been mowing about that for years.
Trying to get your eyes to see more ads.
However, after school, if there is enough snow, they may decide to cancel the council meeting and hubby might not have to work late. Kids and teachers may have to trudge through the snow but parents seem to be a little more delicate
Buncha snowflakes! (literally)
Wait, is Titanic 20 years old this year? Jeeeeeesh.
Apparently, George Lucas commissioned this ad to appear in Vanity Fair, congratulating him for Titanic overtaking Star Wars as the highest-grossing film (something like that).
Very cool! I’d never seen that before.
Just heard from hubby. They did indeed cancel the council meeting. He will be home for supper
CP: Against Me! – FUCKMYLIFE666
I assure you, it’s not what you think. It’s a gorgeous heartbreaking look at singer Laura Jane Grace’s divorce from her wife do to her transitioning from male to female. Highest recommendation.
This whole album is highest recommendation. NSFW for language and a breast on the cover
Going to see the Last Jedi againnin the morning.
How many ‘n’s are you taking with you?
I’m not sure that is a proper equation.
“n” usually denotes a fixed integer, such as a count of objects or the degree of an equation.
When two integers are needed, for example for the dimensions of a matrix, one commonly uses m and n.
But the Matrix was a completely different franchise so I may be getting Descartes before the Force.
Seriously this is highbrow shit. That’s a good boy.
Think therefore am I.
I realize I had to go a long way for that one, like seriously a long way, like “a galaxy far far away” for that one but it was worth it. I’ve waited decades to use that pun.
I think this baby likes to twerk
T-Shirt … or it didn’t happen.
I ain’t signing:
shamelessplug/ For those that missed Mr. Mangans massive metal (alliteration!) list for 2017. Here it is. Mad props for putting an industrial album #4. Yes, folks. It’s that good.
1. Kai Hansen – Thank You Wacken
2. Necromancers – Servants of the Salem Girl
3. Galley Beggar – Heathen Hymns
4. KMFDM – Hell Yeah
5. Cavalera Conspiracy – Psychosis
6. Ne Obliviscaris – Urn
7. Prospekt – The Illuminated Sky
8. Witherfall – Nocturnes and Requiems
9. With the Dead – Love From With the Dead
10. Zeal & Ardor – Devil is Fine
11. Exit Eden – Rhapsodies in Black
12. Interstelar – Resin
13. Life of Agony – A Place Where There’s No More Pain
14. Bloody Hammers – The Horrific Case of the Bloody Hammers
15. Unleash the Archers – Apex
16. Evil Invaders – Feed Me Violence
17. Shores of Null – Black Drapes for Tomorrow
18. Seven Kingdoms – Decennium
19. Quicksand – Interiors
20. Lo Pan – In Tensions EP
21. Wolfheart – Tyhjyys
22. Overkill – The Grinding Wheel
23. Beastmaker – Inside the Skull
24. Ancient VVisdom – 33
25. Bobaflex – Eloquent Demons
I gave hubby the Mangan metal list and he was upset because he was forced (yes, forced) to buy several albums.
I might use this to create a playlist on Amazon Music. Hmmm…
Cellar Darlings’ “This is the Sound” might be my album of the year for 2017.
I admit, Cellar Darling was an oversight on my part, although it definitely wouldn’t have cracked the Top 10.
-Exit Eden is a group of female vocalists doing Metallized covers of old pop songs. Some are awful, but the good ones are amazing.
-Zeal & Ardor is a guy who combined Metal sounds with Slave and Chain Gang chants, along with some tinkly piano. Yep.
-Galley Beggar is awesome, folksy, Zeppeliny, rock.
-The Necromancers album is just damn good, Doomy Metal.
And now I have to check out Zeal and Ardor…
Not gonna lie. This song is fantastic
Did you grab the 3 cover songs by them that I put up on the Drop?
Well seeing TLJ a second time was a rewarding experience, just noticing the clues in that battle scene.
She was a fiction writer you twonk:
I admit, I had to look up the definition of twonk
Are Twonka trucks still a thing?
Tonka and no.
Skeptical that the reasons for her change-of-heart were that black-and-white.
We got a little bit of snow but nowhere near the buckets they told us to expect.
How Star Wars was saved in the edit:
Just finished watching Get Out. Jeebus, it’s like a 104-minute anxiety attack. Brilliantly done.
It’s a strange, yet clever flick
Speaking of brilliant. . . I recommend you watch the whole thing.
Ok, I can agree with that!
Delilah S. Dawson
I can’t stop laughing at the fact that our government is so desperate to make us look elsewhere for five minutes that they’ve resorted to alien footage. LOOK, YOU GUYS. REAL ALIENS. ALIENS ARE REAL.
Time to build that SPACE WALL ?
We got more snow last night. We are now up to about 10cm. meh.
Today’s schedule has me wanting to run screaming into the streets.
Way too much stuff. Way too little time.
I’m already a day behind. Yesterday’s sink replacement project that I had budgeted 3 hours for … took 12 hours.
Ahhhh … the holidays. :l
Those customs boys and gals are such spoilsports. My DPSS gift arrived today and I know what’s inside without opening the box.
Thanks Desert Pixie.
So glad it arrived before xmas. I hope you find them useful….
It’s a long article, but something to remember when using TripAdvisor or other ratings sites:
I’m gonna follow-up here about the banned words thing, where the conversation won’t veer into insanity. (But of course, feel free to disagree, rant, freak out, etc)
So apparently, we’re going to accept the flimsy, vague statement from the CDC head, and continue just accepting that the government has likely sent one of its agencies a list of words they’re not allowed to say.
It’s yet to be seen. Will the scientists bow down to the overlord’s “guidance” or will they stick to their guns and say “you told the press these words weren’t banned”?
… or, are there clever enough boffins there to replace the banned words and phrases with accurate words and phrases that Steve Bannon would find EVEN WORSE ?
Unfortunately the best “we the people” could do is get some sort of “petition in support of freedom of speech for scientists” started and send it to the CDC.
Went out to get the mail. It’s not too cold. We are sitting at Bout 10cm of snow (approx 4”), so not too bad at all
Happy Holidays y’all… looks like I missed out on the Secret Santa this year. Sorry about that. Life being crazy and all happened I guess, but just wanted to pop in and let you know that I love you all and Merry Christmas and all that jam.
Keep on Deadpanning. 🙂
Merry Christmas CJ !!!
..and it’s goodbye to Daphne:
I think I need to create some carnage. I’m going to be bad and play a game during the day.
CP: Agents of Mayhem
So added to my schedule this morning was a meeting with my roofers to come up with a NEW plan for stopping my new roof from leaking.
My catch pans had collected 2 gallons of water by 3am this morning and more than another gallon by 6am. 🙁
I’m sorry this isn’t just a political metaphor for you, J0e.
Gahh, I missed this when it was available.
Tom Waits is endlessly fascinating.
Tickets booked. We’re seeing Star Wars next Thursday.
I just tried to watch a BBC Documentary on the KKK. I lasted 3:40 and I had to stop. I could not handle the ignorance of the klan members being interviewed.
Ok, in the US is telling the time in the 24 hour clock called military time? And does only the military use it?
Some people call it that. And no.
Medical profession uses military time, too
Just got back from seeing the optometrist. So lucky me, I managed to get an ingrown eyelash that ended up scratching the eye. The doctor put painkiller drops in my eye. It now feels weird as my one eye starts to go numb
*Facebook “Wow” emoji face*
Started searching for the status of the jacket I had ordered for my dad back on Dec 12th.
Only to discover that the order is listed as “canceled” with no explanation or so much as an email to me telling me it had been canceled.
Because things have been going too well lately.
Nice of them to notify you. Fuckers.
Sounds like someone needs a hug *hug*
That sucks. I know how you feel.
My house is nice and clean for the holidays
We’re not quite there yet.
We refuse to get there. Too much goddamn work
Working on it, now that I have some time off.
Canada Post wins again. As per usual, I expect to get my Secret Santa gift after Christmas 🙁
I don’t have mine yet either. Look at it this way: a late Christmas surprise? 🙂
Maybe the postal system is just targeting Canadians.
I’m seriously considering upgrading my Dropbox, not just for music, but also as a backup destination. Anyone else gone this route? Or want to caution me against doing it? Or have a better alternative to suggest?
I am always leery of storing large amounts of data with a company who, at a whim, can suddenly up the price of their services, potentially leaving you in sort of an extorted situation.
Worse still is the seemingly capricious nature of “tech company ownership”.
You may have a signed agreement with Mega Tech over who owns your stored data and who they share that with … but if you wake up in the morning and Mega Tech has been bought out by Giga Data, they are not necessarily bound by the agreement you signed with a company that no longer exists.
And speaking of that kind of thing:
Just back from a day of “shopping”.
Let’s just say I would have made a very poor “hunter-gatherer”.
You and me both
I was too busy making bone weapons around the black monolith.
Well snort snort and oog oog!
Watched “The Prestige” again tonight. Haven’t seen it in a few years and had forgotten how good it is. So many names in that one.
Ed Norton and Paul Giamatti were terrific in that one.
Off to th pits off Hollywood hell with you!
The place where good stories go to die in “development”.
No Batman and Wolverine were great in that one. Alfred and Black Widow too.
Are you talking about Velvet Goldmine? That’s the one where ObiWan Kenobi has sex with Batman.
No it’s American Psycho where Batman kills The Joker with an axe.
BTW, Christian Bale’s character in that one has the last name of BATeMAN.
… and I had COMPLETELY forgotten the surprise star who played Tesla!
Couldn’t have cast anyone more perfect.
The Goblin King, right.
Is that when he took Betty Ross to see Yoda?
The Man Who Fell to Earth … inTunguska .
Where Miss Piggy was training the Guyver.
It was all done so that the fellow could key the word “tension” with the snapping of the tether cable attached to the FO Tie Fighter.
Happy Christmas Eve.
We are going to watch Die Hard this evening.
Merry Christmas Deadpan
It’s the future calling, it’s all going to be ok..probably.
It’s Christmas at Ground Zero…. Or at least the Prime Meridian
We just listened to that too.
I didn’t know Weird Al had a song about the Prime Meridian.
Nothing honors the baby Jesus like a Betrayal at House on the Hill marathon.
Merry Christmas to you all!
Hope everyone has a FUN and safe holidays.
What a wonderful Christmas Eve with my family. Got the sister and her crew to pop over to our place. Fun times and I have to admit — I am spent on playing Betrayal At House On the Hill for the next few months.
Thank you DPSS. It arrived late yesterday. I will post a pic on FB tomorrow.
I post this every year.
I post it again here….
It’s a waste of fucking time
He’s just out to get your dime
Fuck Holly and fuck Ivy
And fuck all that mistletoe
White-bearded big fat bastards
Ringing bells where e’er you go
And bloated men in shopping malls
All going Ho-Ho-Ho
It’s Christmas fucking time again!
It’s a fucking Disney show
And all that fucking snow
And fuck Rudolph
And his stupid fucking nose
And fucking sleigh bells tinkling
Everywhere you fucking goes
Fuck stockings and fuck shopping
It just drives us all insane
Go tell the elves
To fuck themselves
It’s Christmas time again!
We heard Eric Idle perform this live!
Thanks again Desert Pixie, The mug and iPhone case are great.
Slept in this Xmas morning. We’re doing low key this year.
I hope everyone has merriness and happiness!
I have waited 364 days for this one singular something.
https://vimeo.com/246983302 Not your usual Xmas tale. Narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart.
Merry Merry and Happy Happy to all!
I enjoyed the Who Xmas special, thin on plot, but a nice send off for Capaldi.
We’re so far behind.
I gave up.
Just finished watching it. Agree completely with Van on this one.
Merry Christmas, Deadpan. It’s been a long but excellent weekend here in Texas.
Merry Christmas to all. And to all a Daisy Johnson.
God damn Agents of Shield is out of this world.
Serious though these last two seasons have been mastercrafts of story telling. Highest recommendation.
I would preferred they brought back the lass rather than that boring English dude,..but good episode.
But I guess she was busy on The Orville.
Boring? Youre high.
We finally got around to playing the tabletop version of Elder Sign.
Man, that was rough.
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. We did. Now we’re sitting in front of the fireplace glad we don’t participate in the Boxing Day silliness. At -27C, I don’t want to go anywhere
My fingers turned black just reading that.
New wireless router is finally cooperating and 12 hours later, I am back on the Internet.
Watch out webs!
Looking forward to playing with my new RASPBERRY PI !!!
Santa clearly bought my line about this past year all being “fake news”.
… least we forget –
On Tuesday, when he ventured to the Trump International Golf Club in Florida, Trump marked his 85th day at one of his golf clubs since becoming president.
Since Trump is staying at his Mar-a-Lago resort in West Palm Beach, Florida for Christmas, Tuesday also happened to be the 111th day the president spent at a Trump property since his inauguration in January, as The Washington Examiner’s Kelly Cohen noted in a White House pool report.
Added up, and Trump has spent more than 33% of his presidency at a Trump property since taking office. And on more than 25% of his days in office, Trump was at one of his golf clubs.
Not saying we shouldn’t remain vigilant. . . . but at this point. . . . the chips have fallen. You’re either disgusted by this vaguely-human pig, or you’re indifferent to his grotesque behaviors.
Btw “vaguely human” is what we reserve for species with human like qualities like chimps and actual pigs. This piece of fuck doesn’t even deserve to be called that.
Be honest with me
Really you could be frank
Come on and lay it on me
Come on and validate me, me
Enough talk about me
Let’s talk about you
What do you think of me?
What do you think about me, me, me…
What about my wants
What about my needs
Two out of three aint bad.
J0e, you took the words right out of my mouth. It must have been when *COUgH* *hack*
What in tha shizzle are you two on about?
Just sharing some left-over Meatloaf.
No, I won’t do that.
Not even by the dashboard lights?
How good is the West? The Avs are in last place in the Central Division…. and only 3 points out of the wild card.
The west. . . . is the best.
The west is the best.
Get here, we’ll do the rest.
Admittedly had to Google
And it’s goodbye to Alfie Curtis. No longer a wanted man.
I like you, Alfie. :'(
” But today is not “the Internet” — this is the post-Internet. It doesn’t mean that the early Internet guys were guilty of blind hubris from the get-go, it means that an entire generation has passed. Blaming Stewart Brand for Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft is like blaming Orville Wright for the Dresden saturation bombing. ”
Follow Follow @s8n
6+6+6 = 18
Donald Trump was 18 once
Proof he is my son
Ugh. The Wheel of Death has consumed me over the past 20 minutes.
A music list
And I had no idea Living Colour had a new album! I’ll be grabbing that one
The lead single was almost good.
I didn’t know there was a new Tricky. And a new Planet Asia.
“Almost good” ain’t good.
House project for the week: recaulking the master bath shower. It took a couple hours to remove the caulk. Ugh.
So, who was my DPSS? Thank you! That shirt is damn cool. 😀
Fuck you, play crib. Fuck you and your shitty instructions. You’re together now. Tell the rest of your furniture buddies their turn is coming.
Fuck the crib and go for the co sleeper
You tell ‘em, Baby!
Got to watch s4 of Peaky Blinders! Man, I love that show.
Everyone should be watching the Peaky fookin Blinders. Great stuff. I hope someday to walk in slow motion with an entourage to “Red Right Hand.”
No time. No desire. Not your fault.
This is one to put at the top of the “when there’s time” list.
You’ve peaked my blinders.
At the theatre. Finally seeing the new Star Wars
You can now comment on the other page! http://jackmangan.com/the-elastic-jedi/
I could. But will I?
CW: Season finAle or Iron Fist
If there was an award for blandest Villain, Ward’s Dad would win it easily.
Oh I dunno… the bad woman from Suicide Squad makes him look like Purple Man
This is more fun than it has any business being.
Tickets digitally secured for tonight’s showing of “Jumanji”.
Here’s hoping it is a fun as the previews make it seem.
Jumanji was a lot of fun.
Movie wise, tons of plot holes and such issues but that’s not why you go to see this one. See it because it’s a lot of fun.
Also – this may have been my favorite roles for several of these actors.
From the mouth of Bono Iver
“I think music has gotten very girly. And there are some good things about that, but hip-hop is the only place for young male anger at the moment—and that’s not good.”
I can’t defend the comment. . . There are so many ways I could refute this, I wouldn’t even know where to begin.
Bono still does a lot of good for oppressed people in the world, so I don’t think we should crucify him over one dumb, mostly-harmless (please do correct me) comment. I’m pretty sure that the Internet will burn him alive for this, though.
I don’t think that Bono is some great sage, but I think his statement is similar to what Mike Mennenga used to say about most movies being marketed to 12 year old girls. In other words, the music market will adapt to the largest music buying demographic and that seems to be young girls at the moment.
Yes, I don’t think he is wrong, I just think that a guy who writes songs might have found a more eloquent way to put it.
BTW – My experience is that this music phenomenon is very cyclical in pop. I suffered through the rise of pop music’s Boy Bands in the 90’s and before that it was the late 70’s, pre-new wave, James Taylor/soft rock/MOR period Ick.
Punk was coming on at that same time but unless you had access to a college radio station or lived close enough to a major US city you probably had no way to even no Punk existed.
To clarify, I thought that durring both of those periods pop music got very … “girlie”
What you and Rhettro are speaking to is the marketing machine, not music itself. If you search for certain restrictions (including mine) you will find them. Music itself is very open to many voices of any and no gender.
Atomic Blonde: smokin’ 80’s playlist strung together with bits of Charlize Theron beating people up. What more could you ask for?
Yes! I gave it two thumbs up and then borrowed someone else’s so I could give it a third!
That’s not a…. er… Ive caught Jack’s cough
Mangan delayed Xmas happened tonight! It was a good evening. Excited to get Bruce Dickinson’s autobiography. I hope my eyeballs are ready for an actual dead tree book, after so much 2017 reading on screens.
Meanwhile, in one of the lesser terrible things that have happened in Florida
Florida Man strikes again.
So it turns out you have to work pretty hard to obtain Van’s gravy.
I misread that as “Van’s gravity”.
You honestly have no idea how funny it is that you say this….
I did however, feel a disturbance in the farce.
Got your card in today’s mail Jack & Pixie. Thanks
American Kinder Surprises are called Kinder Joys. Theyre still egg-shaped and still come with a toy, but there’s no chocolate egg inside. Instead, there are two plastic compartments. One has the toy, the other has a plastic wedge to scoop chocolate balls out of a pool of white goop.
Inspector: (continuing) And what is this one: Spring Surprise?
Mr. Hilton: Ah, that’s one of our specialities. Covered in dark, velvety chocolate, when you pop it into your mouth, stainless steel bolts spring out and plunge straight through both cheeks.
Inspector: (stunned) Well where’s the pleasure in THAT?!? If people pop a nice little chockie into their mouth, they don’t expect to get their cheeks pierced!!! In any case, it is an inadequate description of the sweetmeat. I shall have to ask you to accompany me to the station.
2 out of my 3 kids prefered these to the chocolate egg ones
Since work wants holiday allocations in by the end of January, i’m Wondering if we can start talking about the possibility of a 2018 meet up.
I’m up for it
I’m assuming it will be in Arizona.
Really how late in the year would be a start.
What do you suggest? What times work best for you?
From the “People are Assholes” department…
This is what happens when you believe that there’s a war on Christmas.
These people need to choose insightful media, not inciteful media.
To be fair in researching follow ups to this story, the anonymous asshole that wrote the note is in the super minority of neighbors and community members. Supreme example of the vocal minority shouting as loud as possible
First two episodes of Jean-Claude Van Johnson min-review:
Jean-Claude is really great in this self-parody, and there are some damn funny moments, but overall, I’m not feeling any desire to keep going with it.
I’ve finally watched the first episode of Peaky Blinders.
Sam Neill is a rare treasure of an actor.
I will watch more.
He is fantastic on that show. So is Cillian Murphy. And Sophie Rundle. And the guy who plays Arthur. And Aunt Polly.
30 effen below and hubby and I get slurpees. I don’t know if that speaks to our Canadianess or our sanity
Did you snowshoe from home to the 7-11?
… or take a car 😉
We’ve been having a blast playing the Hogwarts Battle deck-building game. We’re up to level 4. Very cool how the game changes and gets more options as you advance, like a video game.
Well I never!
I don’t know if you’ll get these on BBC America or in Canada but two shows I’ve enjoyed over the Xmas periods.
A Christmas Carol goes wrong – the premise that an amateur acting group invade the set of live production of the Dickens books. Chaos ensures and it had me laughing out loud.
Inside No.9 – and anthology tv series that is dark and twisted. Hit and miss but some good episodes so far.
It’s early. It’s dark. It’s cold. Why am I awake?
One of life’s eternal
That makes me think of Red vs Blue. lol
Which makes me think of Spy vs. Spy
We bought groceries. Not going out again today. Not even for Slurpees.
CP: Square Pegs — The Waitresses
I’m going through a ridiculous number of music bookmarks that I’ve made over the past year or two. I didn’t know that Zola Jesus comes from Phoenix.
Nobody FUCKS with the Zola Jesus
Past midnight, so Happy New Year Deadpan!
Happy New Year, Van! W000!
Don’t rile him up
You had better perform sweet cheeks.
I don’t know that song
Happy New Years Van!!
and now, Happy New Years everyone else!!
Except Pacific time zone!
Happy 2018. I welcome you!
Fun low key New Years at Chuck Tomasi’s! Space Team was fun chaos with 9 players. Code Names was less fun.
Happy New Year, all.
Ok to get the ball rolling in the new year. Weekends I’m in off in May, June and July:
19th and 20th
9th and 10th
14th an 15th
The May date works best for me but I can probably make any of them work
June is out for us, due to a big skating event.
If – – if – – we’re looking at an AZ MMMmmmeetup, then we’re ok with that, but remember what July is like here.
I might have a problem getting extra days for the May weekend as I’m already taking a week off in May but I can always ask.
July it is? It’s not the first time we’ve been in Arizona in July. That’s what air conditioning is for.
See if May works for others first.
When was Honkies allowed in the English edition of Scrabble? What meeting did I miss.
I used that word for a big score and now I feel dirty.
Yeah, I always thought geese were messy animals too