She has a cat
She awakes again
Telling her sister about her nighmares
Sister one: it doesn’t make sense
Sister two: yeah I know
Sleep paralysis is harmless
Don’t fight the evil
Their parents are… strange
The night comes…
The spider lands on her open eye
The evil comes
Good sister feels it
Beth is dead
Mom gets medical attention
Hippy boyfriend is sad
A stranger approaches
He looks stunned
I know what happened
I can’t decide if it’s terrible acting or if the parents are meant to be so dazed
She wants to stay in Beth’s room
Beth I hear you calling…
(Channelling my inner KISS)
The cat is freaked
Now it’s caged
She gave the cat to hippy boyfriend
Why didn’t you say anything?
Calling stranger doctor
Showing a case study
Wait, why is good sister staying in Beth’s room? She has her own home
Some of the pics in the “case study” can be found on the net if you google “old hag syndrome”
Bath time. Nothing bad will happen
Just ignore the inky black water
Back for round two
Looking up stunned doctor
He knows how cheesy this sounds
Cheryl Crow talks about sleep paralysis
Crashing at Beth’s hippy boyfriend’s place
Hippy boyfriend has a wet dream
And loses his tongue
I still don’t understand why she’s back at her parents
She doesn’t trust hubby with his secretary
Shared night paralysis
You’re imagination is going nuts
Doctor Sykes is mad
Stop visiting Beth’s hippy boyfriend
Yes, lets sleep on it
Time to drink wine from a bottle
Ok, lets see if I get this straight. Her sister dies, she moves back home to stay in her sister’s room, doesn’t seem to work anymore, hangs with sister’s hippy boyfriend, and has the same dreams as sister
Watching hubby get it on
Hubby doesn’t see
You can’t blame imaginary evil for life’s misfortunes
Why do people always knock instead of using the doorbell?
Stunned doctors house is full of strange stuff
Once you believe in the hag, she comes to you more often
Don’t stop believing
Hold on to that feeling
OMG she used the doorbell
Yes, she has a business card. You can’t get those unless you’re legit
Pang is crazy
Yeah, tell the man it’s real that will make it stop
The man that never sleeps
Yeah, fall asleep while driving. That will end well
The viscous cycle
Adrenaline will wake you as you sleep
How will you know?
I am fine, says the stunned doctor
Here she comes
Her eyes are closed
Did it work?
Time to try it on him
Nope, now the parents
Good parking job
Time to feed the cat
Come talk to me while I’m in the shower
Hippy boyfriend is falling asleep
The painting is bleeding
So much for Evan
Oh wait. Maybe not
You still have to face it
Time to face her fear
Blah, blah, blah. Stunned doctor is talking too much
Really? He let her give herself the shot? What kind of doctor is he?
She went to bed with her shoes on
This movie is actually making me tired
Come on Kate
Oh oh, his machine is broken
Time to join her
Wow. Evil hag is easily distracted
Where is Hassan?
His lights must be out, that’s why she’s using a candle
Trying to wake herself up
Fighting with her dead sister
She killed her sister
The tables have turned
She must have choked a squid
Wait, she just leaves?
She will carry on stunned doctor’s work
Ha! Take that sensible doctor
There you go.
Meh. It was a movie
Fascinating, kinda frightening read. I might seriously get the app.
the Marvel sale that desertpixie mentioned on the previous thread:
Well THAT’S annoying.
An explanation of Stephen King’s IT from a different perspective:
Stephen King’s IT is a boggart from Harry Potter. He becomes what ever you fear the most and the only way to get rid of him is to stop being afraid. The whole movie is a bunch of muggles trying to get rid of a boggart without using magic.
Chelsea Wolfe’s latest offering previewed by NPR. Dark delights.
I may have mentioned months ago that after the insanely high-priced U2 presale was over, the regular tix were reasonable*.
So here we are! Waiting for Beck to start as the opening act. After that, U2 doing The Joshua Tree in its entirety.
ooooooh, an asterick
I mean, any concert ticket over $20 is unreasonable, really.
Shit. $20 doesn’t even cover the Ticketmaster/Live Nation/Stubhub fees any more.
Amazing setlist. I don’t see how U2 could ever top this.
That seems to be the U2 show to see.
I believe it is time for the name calling to commence. :}
I’m back in waiting for info mode so, until I get what I need, I have nothing to do
The weatherman says we might get some snow showers later today
Snow would be nice. I wouldn’t mind a break in the 90 degree weather for that matter. That usually doesn’t start until late October.
This is a little more typical. The heat we had this summer was unusual
It’s finally cooled down enough for us to go for walks again at night.
geez, the Caribbean and Mexico just can’t catch a break.
I told hubby, since the weather is cooler, I’d make cookies today
Kitty thinks she’s helping. She’s really not
Considering how much I bake, I’m always surprised when my brown sugar is hard. It’s a good thing it’s fairly easy to resoften
First batch of cookies are in the oven
Cookies are done. My house smells nummy
He was a fascinating guy, if Wikipedia is to be believed. For example, he wrote the play, “The Unseen Hand,” which later influenced Richard O’Brien to create Rocky Horror.
A word to the wise: Don’t talk to plumbers
Everyone must read this. And then someone with money and connections must make this into a short film.
Washrooms are cleaned, a load of laundry is in, and I emptied the dishwasher. So far it’s been a productive morning.
CP: “Bad Ones” — Matthew Dear feat. Tegan & Sara
Update on the website. You know how I had originally suggested going with HostGator? I take that back. By the time you add in a WYSISYG web builder and other such things, it gets a little pricy.
Effinger’s classic cyberpunk Budayeen series is on sale.
How have I not heard of this series?
I’ve been meaning to re-read this series for a while, so this seems like a good excuse to me. I remember enjoying it quite a bit, especially since it is a different cyberpunk atmosphere than the typical classics, since the main characters are Muslim.
finished watching The OA on Netflix yesterday. I really liked that show
It’s weirdness makes it a bit of a marmite show.
Love it or hate it seems to be the main reaction.
I’m on the “love” side of it. However, it took until the end before I decided that.
Would that make The Wiggles a vegemite show?
Off to that leaky boat they sing of.
What civil race discussions look like across races:
The tracklist from the hour of magic that is the new Electric Six cover album
1 Kids In America – Kim Wilde
2 Rasputin – Boney M
3 Union Of The Snake – Duran Duran
4 Drenched In Blood – Turbonegro
5 Animal Day – Wall of Voodoo
6 Dirty Laundry – That one Eagles Guy that’s not Glenn Frey
7 Magic Dance – David Bowie from Labyrinth
8 Seminole Bingo – Warren Zevon
9 Last Night I Had A Dream – Randy Newman
10 Vow – Garbage
11 Nightclubbing – Iggy Pop
12 Young Americans – More Bowie
The Turbonegro and Duran Duran pieces may be among the finest songs E6 have ever recorded.
Okay, I would listen to that.
Their 2112 cover is pretty hard to beat.
OK got everything taken care of for the day now I can finally get to the stuff I’d been planning to work on fuck it’s midnight.
Crap joke for the day:
Jon starts working in a lumber camp. The boss says, “We work twelve hours a day, we eat two meals a day, lights out at ten-thirty, and you can put your dick in the barrel over there for a blow job any day but Thursday.”
Jon says, “Why not Thursday?”
The boss says, “Because Thursday is your turn in the barrel.”
Some good points, but the article seems to be written by a person looking from the outside of the metal scene. Not sure how I strong I feel about someone’s fashion sense leading them to discover Metal.
Yeah, we snickered about this on the MetalAsylum.net FB page. Rich says I shouldn’t expect better of Billboard. I guess he’s right.
I’ll have to go their and snicker with you. haha
If you are a US audible fan, John Scalzi’s Collasping Empire is today’s audible daily deal.
So I’ve been watching the Ken Burns documentary on the Vietnam War.
I just wish there was more from the Vietnamese side, the US side has been done to death.
So that was weird. Anyway I owe Jack $25. Thanks for lunch Jack. :)
I was giving you some mild crap about it – – but it’s all good. We’ll just have to meet for lunch again soon!
Yep., for sure.
So hey – – this is a shout out to all local Deadpanites. We have an extra Depeche Mode ticket for next week. Any interested parties?
D’oh! I wish I was local!
Come out for a day trip. We have an extra bed!
I wish. I have to be at a conference next week.
Hubby and I have decided we both quite like The Orville. Episode 3 was pretty deep for a comedy show
We just got around to episode 2 today (interestingly, the FOX app is allowing episode without a cable/satellite login). I like the cut of its jib.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle – like the first one, but more so. I approve and definitely theater worthy.
I think that’s on our dance card.
Dear Lord, that was really Oberyn Martell as the lasso wielding Statesman?
I don’t know what to believe anymore. I did not recognize him.
I wouldn’t recognize him with eyes.
Yesterday was the first day of autumn. The weatherman was explaining that while this is essentially true, here in Canada, our autumnal equinox doesn’t start until Monday.
Oh look, no apocalypse.
Isn’t invisible Planet X colliding with Earth later today?
Oh and the journalist John Pilger hits the nail on the head:
I haven’t watched the Ken Burns Vietnam series. He’s historically been pretty good about calling out uncomfortable truths. Disappointing if that article is true.
The article’s other points merit applause.
i cant use what i cant abuse
Facebook celebrated my 7 years of friendship with Ken! Yes!
Your stunt double?
Wow, this could be really great. . . Or really terrible. . .
It’s a new day and look! We all made
It! No planet collision
We played Terraforming Mars with a friend last night. He was constantly bombarding Mars with asteroids, nuclear weapons, and other such things. It this close enough?
Haven’t we learned from Einstein? Don’t play dice with the universe!
All these fucking assholes freaking out about the players taking a knee… go fuck yourself with the crown of your KKK hood.
I do love that this is hitting the evil racist fucks right in their football-shaped hearts.
Just finished watching the first two episodes of ST Discovery. Is it wrong that, so far, I think I like The Orville better?
I don’t think anyone cares if it’s “wrong”.
My FB feed is 68% Star Trek, 10% Orville, 20% Football players taking the knee, 2% picture of food.
I myself didn’t watch any of those things on TV today.
I find the “taking a knee” thing to be very very clever and symbolic gesture.
I don’t know if this is Kapernic’s intention … but in sports, when a participant is terribly injured – even if it is your opponent- you take a knee until that player can get up or is helped off to receive treatment.
It is a sign of respect. A sign of respect for that player and really for the game itself.
So IMO “Disrespectful” would be to be to clown around during the anthem or maybe even to turn your back on the flag.
Taking a knee during the national anthem is actually (within the professional sports world) a very respectful way of acknowledging that this country is hurt and you are watching hopefully, to see it get back on it’s feet.
Just my 2cents worth
“Kapernic” should be “Kaepernick”
J0e, you’re points only count for white people. If Tom Brady had taken a knee against Obamacare, we’d have airports named after him already.
I blame the phone for the “you’re/your” foul.
In the US we have freedom of expression. That expression isn’t limited by whether people find it upsetting or disrespectful. Racism is real and people have sacrificed their lives to allow people to have free expression. Both points are valid and enduring different viewpoints is part of being an American, or at least it should be.
I honestly can think of few things MORE “American” than peaceful protest against authority.
Watched the first Ep of Orville. I found the writing to be a bit sloppy (so much exposition… can’t you let us discover some of this back story as the season progresses ?) and over-all it was just trying to hard to be … something.
That being said, I am really pulling for it and will give it more tries.
Nope, but keep an eye out for for the mob of pitchfork carrying ST fans.
Suicidal Tendencies fans?
Just offer them a Pepsi.
Crap joke for the day;
It was the funeral of a Meter Maid. As the coffin was lowered into the ground, a voice from inside screamed:
“Let me out! I’m still alive! Let me out!”
The Vicar smiles, leans forward, sucking air through his teeth:
“Too fucking late Pal, I’ve Already done the paperwork”
I am confused by an earlier post about Electric Six.
Was that an Album of covers by them?
So it appears! They’d done at least one previously too.
What is the name? I was unable to find it in their wikipedia discography.
Their first covers album was the first disc on the “Mimicry and Memories” album and the one they just came out with is Disc 1 of “Youre Welcome”. Both were available only through pledgemusic.
They are turning up on youtube tho.. and I just bet I know where you can find the mp3s….
There’s a Newcastle pub in Calgary?
Bloody hell there is:
Sounds like a return trip is in order.
Never been there
Delicious Indian breads.
Enjoyed the new ST series.
Less impressed with what happened to a kick ass guest star.
I dont normally cross promote but theres a hell of a Weiner joke off with me and Jeremy happening on FB right now
Weiner joke off
Threes women nurses visit the morgue and see a dead man with a hard on.
First nurses says it’s too good not to use, climbs on and does the business.
Second nurse does the same. Third nurse initially refuses as she is on her period, but is persuaded to have a go.
The man suddenly sits up, the nurses apologise as they thought he was dead.
The replies that he was, but after two jump starts and a blood transfusion he feels as good as new..
putting numbers in little boxes today
My old college English professor published a novel last year. I’d kept loosely in touch with him, and always liked his class, so I figured I’d check it out.
The book’s about an aging professor (hmmmm), and at one point in the beginning, he mentions occasionally hearing from former students who are “leading unremarkable lives.”
He obviously means his other former students who he’s been in touch with.
My life has been anything but unremarkable. In many ways, I’d have been happy with unremarkable.
I ended up not doing accounting. Instead I worked on the newsletter and the new website instead
Well, we finished the 2nd part of the new Star Trek premiere. While it looks impressive, I’m a bit meh on it right now. We’ve been subscribed to the CBS thing for a long time already, so I expect we’ll continue to watch the new Trek and see how it goes. I think I’m mostly meh about the choice for another prequel setting.
After three episodes of The Orville, I’m definitely on board for the rest of the season. I didn’t come in with any particular feelings about Seth MacFarlane one way or the other, but I’ve enjoyed the combo of sci-fi exploration laced with some snark along the way.
The consensus I’ve seen has been positive for the new Trek. There was a lot of initial meh for The Orville, but the third episode seems to have won everyone over. I still haven’t seen either.
Lunch with my Boo today.
Just joined steam because I want to play Cuphead when it comes to PC:
Any advice on good steam games? I picked up 5 Nights at Freddy’s because I’ve always wanted to play it. I would also pick up Portal, but it’s $20 (kind of steep for a game that old).
I don’t think we’re the right generation for 5 Nights at Freddy’s. . .
It was only $5. Worth a try.
So Five Nights at Freddy’s is just watching video feeds and jump scares?
1. I have no idea how this became so popular. Judging by all the merchandise, I thought there was going to be so much more action.
2. I really need to watch some game play online before I buy anything else.
Wait until around December, then everything goes on sale. This also happens around June.
They are making a movie base on Annihilation. I wonder if the will be as incomprehensible as the book.
Don’t want this to fly under the radar… Roy Moore wins the Alabama Senate Primary. YIKES
THIS GUY SOUNDS SCARY.
He’s a scary guy and Alabama is a scary state.
Apparently his repub opponent, Luther Strange is as evil as his name suggests – – but still not as bad as this guy.
So this was a choice that was SO bad, many people just didn’t vote.
Roy Moore – If there was such a thing as “Christian Taliban” HE would be their poster boy. If his radical social views wrapped in a veneer of religion weren’t bad enough … he ran for and accepted the job of “Chief Justice” and then immediately decided that the law was what ever HE said it was. He told the Supreme Court F.U. when they reminded him that he was supposed to follow and enforce the laws of the United States and he kicked out of office. Our country is falling appart and the last thing we need is someone who decides the rules are what ever they personally woke up and believed that day.
Luther Strange – he is the stereo-typical southern Politian right out of central casting. He will say what ever he needs to say to get elected and then do/say what ever he needs to do for those running the show to keep his comfy position. He is here to embed himself into the system like a parasite and then see how much Luther Strange can get for Luther Strange. Honestly, he had his nose soooo far up trump’s butt that it probably took a half dozen secret service agents to dislodge him.
There is the slight possibility things could work out though. If the Democrat the Moore will face is “center” enough it just might cause some of the Republican Roy Moore haters who did not vote (and there were a lot of them), to cross over. Pretty slim chance though. They probably will just not vote in the general election.
Netflix music doc recommendation of the day: “Who the F**K is That Guy”?
About the gay NYC kid who became a major music industry player, signing acts like Metallica, Metal Church, Nina Simone. Really interesting life, plus a fascinating glimpse of NYC.
Added to list!
Talking of Netflix, watching the Jerry Seinfeld’s stand up routine and finding it painfully unfunny.
His stand up has never been funny.
Who are. . . these people?
Honestly… Seinfeld was maybe the funniest and most groundbreaking show to hit the airwaves since MASH. How he can be so atrocious live and write that show at the same time… oh wait.. Larry David? Zat you?
Judginb by how good CYE is, it was probably more Larry David than Jerry.
Some of Jerry’s stage material is clever, but he’s funniest when he’s offstage, just being himself, playing off other funny people.
…and a baby ultrasound!!!
It was a great day :-)
Dave Gahan is truly one of the great frontmen of our generation. They put on an amazing show.
It’s 5a.m. do you know where your pillow is?
More importantly, do I know where my pillow is?
There, two titles formatted and ready to sell. Now, back to web building.
Is there a public prototype for us to QA?
So I contributed to this today:
Considering how tarnished the images of Asimov and Clarke have become, I found her ideas on the works of Heinlien to be intriguing.
He was apparently a strange old coot with some funny ideas – – that evolved over the course of his writing career – – but I’ve never heard of him being a major mega-creep like Clarke. Or a less major mega-creep, like Isaac.
Yup, the author is making the claim he was more liberal than libertarian, looking forward to reading her arguement.
This weekend we are having people new to tabletop gaming over.
I will die before hubby. But I will NOT be crying.
Oh wait, these are in reverse order. Hubby’s going to die before me. Ha Ha!
But who would write the play-by-play for that movie, if you were in it?
Well Julia Louis Dreyfus has announced she has breast cancer
Sad news. Here’s hoping she can beat it.
Finally watched the Annihilation teaser that TRA posted above. https://www.geeksaresexy.net/2017/09/27/annihilation-extremely-creepy-sci-fi-thriller-featuring-nathalie-portman/
I’ve never read VanderMeer. I’d always thought he was a Steampunk guy?
For those who’ve read it – – Was the book difficult but good? Or just difficult?
Personally, I found it just difficult. But I did the audiobook version and could not stand the reading interpretation. It’s very hard for me in these situations to tell whether it was 50% reading / 50% writing or 100% reading / 0% writing or any other breakdown. I just know I didn’t like it. I had the same problem with Star Wars Aftermath and Dan Simmons Hyperion.
I loved the hell out of Hyperion, but that was 20+ years ago (holyshit).
I’m currently listening to the audiobook of Hyperion and enjoying it (although I did enjoy the book when I first read it).
It uses different people to voice the main characters, which I prefer on the rare books it is done for.
I wish I had listened to that version. The one that I heard was voiced by a single female reader who found it appealing to read everything in a monotone sing-songy almost hypnotized-sounding voice. Drove me crazy.
Though, if I recall correctly, they only have the full voice cast for the first Hyperion book. The other and the Endymion books have a single narrator, though he does a great job of it.
Given the structure of the first book, it benefits the most from the multi voice cast, though it was a bit jarring getting used to the second book with one narrator for those same characters.
He kops off with Sally Hawkuns in that new film so not all bad.
I’m late for the party (as usual) but I finally saw the new Star Trek 1st episode. Over-all I liked it. Production wise I thought it had a really great look (although by 15 minutes in, I was ready for them to lay-off of the “lens flair” filter).
Also, I am not down with re-inventing the look of their major adversary … AGAIN.
Other than that I am looking forward to episode #2.
No one told me Adrianne Palicki was in the Orville.
Goddammit I miss Mockingbird.
Snow Crash! Snow Crash! Snow Crash! Snow Crash! Snow Crash!
I’m not familiar with Lazarus. But I’m definitely excited/scared for Snow Crash and Ringworld. I love both, but they are each dated in their own particular ways and I fear for how they will be modernized. They are also both quite “thinky” books and I fear the intelligence will be passed over in favor of special effects and “action”. If anything, Ringworld might just do better as a TV series as there is a lot more social drama that TV writers will be able to fart around with.
With the exception of Saga, Lazarus is the most well constructed, deeply world built, engrossing comic on the market. To say I recommend it highly is a massive understatement.
Fuck this idea with Forever Carlyle’s sword.
If Amazon gives these properties the same love as “The Man in the High Castle” will be totally supportive of this.
I never cared much for Richard Nixon but after the latest episode of “The Vietnam War” I really REALLY hate him.
I’d welcome that POS with open arms if he could replace the orange dictator.
There are way to many similarities between Nixon an trump.
Will we (as a country) never, ever learn?
Nixon was as corrupt as they come, but he was a competent politician. Trump is too incompetent to even know he is corrupt. As a country we are really getting hosed by the electoral system. In the name of state’s rights we get a president you the majority of the public didn’t want and a group of radical politicians chosen by 10 percent of the population to represent the other 90 percent. Politics will prevent getting this problem fixed. I think are best hope is if we can at least get a tiered voting system, where we can vote for a 3rd party candidate without it being a vote for the people we don’t want to see in office.
I’m not a violent person, but if I ever ran into Kissinger I would be tempted to knock him out, the words ‘murdering bastard’ are an understatement.
Ahhh. But what about Dr. Killinger? I wouldn’t mind meeting him.
I need to get over the shock that the article author grew up watching Thomas the Tank Engine before I can process the message.
I should be working but, meh
Please change the wording in the article name! The debates need to die, not the female writers!
Happy Primus and Propaghandi day!!!!!!!
Apparently I need to start all over in my search for a roofing contractor.
My spidey senses have been telling me that something wasn’t right and it now those who now that industry are warning me that I should move along.
Now … how do I sack this guy.
I hate dealing with contractors :(
Vaseline on the roof shingles?
(Disclaimer: it’s just a joke)
Hey Deadpan. I’m doing a play by play with a twist Netflix has this series from 2013 called Portal Into the Unknown. Apparently it’s about real life haunting and It looks hokey as hell
The write up: unsolved cases from the past, mysterious lights in the sky, tales of ghosts and demons. Open a door to the supernatural
(Insert evil laugh here)
There seems to be only one season of this. Today I give you episode one “unexplained reappearances”
Who is Ambrose Small?
Wait, that was just the opening credits
Making a person disappear is a little more difficult then you’d imagine
You ruined my life
Not above board
Booked the biggest acts
He wanted to buy the Toronto opera house
Ladies of questionable virtue
One million dollars!
Doted hated Small
The police searched every theatre
Douty is missing too
The great unsolved Canadian mystery of all time
The isn’t creepy at all
Ah. Here we go
Warm air? Everybody knows ghosts have cold air
The ghost of the grande theatre
His favourite seat
Feeling the picture’s moustache
The ghost touches them inappropriately
The shape of a person
Watching from seats of another world
Bedtime for the sisters
The box is haunted
She seems to have lost her mind
Time for the linens to put on a show
The haunted girl
Sending her to the country
Esther must go
Making a show of Esther
Marrying Mr. Adams
Time to talk about Peter
Page, Peter Page
Pushed out of bed
The priest swore
Open minded kids
A media circus
What are they seeking?
Can someone reveal the truth?
There we go, episode one. Will do episode two sometime next week
Was the show any good?
Meh. It was pretty typical “true stories” based in Canada. I’m not a big believer so its more like the type I usually watch
Was it better than this??
“Even for those of us who review TV programs for a living, it’s difficult to capture the breadth, depth and scope of “Inhumans’” awfulness” Ouch.
We will be recording it and probably won’t see it until next week
We apparently weren’t worthy enough for Agent Carter….so we get this instead.
I don’t want to live on this planet anymore….
I can’t believe a serious show about a woman with prehensile hair, a guy whose voice knocks down buildings, and their giant teleporting dog wasn’t a hit.
Watched the first two episodes and it’s greater sin is that it’s just boring.
So BR 2049 is looking interesting:
Higher praise than I expected. I also enjoyed the 2022 anime prequel.
I’d like to see Bladerunner 2049, but I still haven’t seen Bladerunner 2 through 2048.
Your coat sir …
This evening we’re going to help some friends lose their gaming virginity.
What game is that?
We’re starting with Love Letter, then moving on to Splendor, followed by either Ticket to Ride or Lords of Waterdeep.
So about a third of the way through Hyperion.
Either I skimmed the book when I first read it or my memory is truly fucked.
Some big parts of the characters story i’ve Completely forgotten about.
It is a massive story.
I read all four books and really enjoyed them, though I think Hyperion is my favorite. And yes, it is a massive story. :D
I remember guesting on KAMN years ago and being frustrated that they were judging book 1 poorly solely by itself. They especially hated the non-ending. I was telling them that Dan Simmons had written it as 1 huge book that his publisher split into 2. If you only read book 1, you’re not getting any resolution on any of the stories.
I was annoyed with that too. I didn’t know that it was one book split into two. While I prefer books to have some sort of resolution, a non-ending is only bad if it doesn’t make you want to read the sequel. “Hyperion” did that in spades for me. It is still very memorable after reading it over 20 years ago.
Like Damning LOTR for Frodo not getting to Mount Doom at the end of Book 1.
I think I made the Fellowship of the Ring comparison on KAMN!
I watched “What Happened to Monday” over my work trip last week. It was good, even if it was predictable. Glenn Close is creepy as ever.
JW: Gerald’s Game on Netflix
I haven’t read the book, enjoyed the adaptation. If ‘enjoyed’ is the right word to use.
That new Kingsman movie is — no exaggeration — worse than Showgirls. Worse than Red Sonja. Worse than most MST3K movies. Sweet fuck.
I enjoyed it!
Batman Forever. Conan the Destroyer. Suicide Squad.
NO! Batman Forever was a good film.
AlSO YES. This Kingsman film, I have heard, rivals shit beyond compare
Go listen to a Toadies album. Get that taste out yo mouth
The Stars Above/He’ll Below title track is pretty special.
Batman Forever — the one with Jim Carrey?
I actually liked Batman Forever, not my favorite, but much better than Batman Returns with the Penguin puking up black stuff every other scene. Conan the Destroyer is pretty dated these days, but it seemed to capture a greater sense of adventure than the first film. And Suicide Squad? I got nothin….
What about Battlefield Earth?
You are dead to me, good sir! While it could have used a few nips and tucks to the run time (and apparently an hour was already cut out from what we ended up with on screen), it was every bit as epic as the original.
This is the internet, we can’t have different opinions about things! /s
Right, we have to get into a mean-spirited flame war because we disagree. Mr. Poopypants!
Seriously tho, I don’t get it with one. It’s slightly better than Space Mutiny. Slightly.
This is bad, the fact that mass killings in the US has become almost the norm is also bad:
I wouldn’t call them the norm but each one does seem more heinous than the last.
I will say this and I have always said this… While I appreciate the “pray for Vegas” or “pray for Alberta” or “pray for London” or “pray for Paris” mantras, it’s bullshit that there is never a “pray for (insert country or city with a predominantly non-white population here)” when this type of violence happens. It doesn’t even have to be violence. Look at the was Houston and Florida were treated in the media and by those in power as opposed to Puerto Rico and the Caribbean as a whole. Those places were nearly wiped off the map and said media can find no fucks to give.
Now that I write it here, maybe I don’t appreciate this “pray for…” bullshit.
If good vibes/prayers are all you can spare – – emotionally, financially, temporally, then sure. . .
but yeah, it’s mostly a cop out.
Remember, though – – he’s white, so it’s not terrorism.
I’ve thought about that LOTR comparison myself. The non-ending was certainly one of the things that bothered me about Hyperion. And, it didn’t for LOTR. I think the difference might be that I knew it was coming in LOTR and it caught me by surprise in Hyperion. Also, in LOTR it seemed to come to a natural break, whereas Hyperion seemed unnatural (makes sense now the I find it was a stupid publisher decision [like breaking up Freebird on the Synyrd Greatest Hits album) and not the author’s). I should probably give it another try. Soon as I’m done re-listening to the Dart Tower Series.
We have a bit of a blizzard going on here. The wind is crazy noisy and we are expecting 10 cm (4″) of snow. Still, better than south of here where they are suppose to get up to 20cm of snow.
Between Edmonton here in Alberta and Las Vegas in the States, life is a little crazy.
This businessman was walking down the sidewalk when a jet black van stopped by him. The guys pulled the man inside, stripped him of all his clothes till he was butt naked, threw him back outside, and then slammed the door shut taking off.Five miles later the men look outside and see the businessman running right beside the van. The thought “oh well”. So they drove on for another five miles, and once again they saw the businessman running beside their van. So this time they pulled over, opened the door, and asked the man, “Hey, how can you run so fast?” He replied, “You would to if your dick was stuck in the door.
Looking outside, I am so glad I work from home
8 Episodes through S2 of Dare Devil and I don’t find it as bad as I had heard. The flaws that I find in it are the same ones I found in S1.
Just wait. Talk to me after it’s all done
I loved it, all of it. :)
As the news grabs our attention with BIG horrors, it’s easy to miss the less flashy horrors.
After dawdling and dithering and finally doing nothing, as of this morning, Congress let the nation’s Children’s Health Insurance Program expire. That was healthcare for about 9 million, low income, AMERICAN children.
The House of Representatives DID however, approve 10 BILLION dollars earlier in the week to start on prototypes for trump’s wall.
Oh it’s gonna get SO much worse before it gets better. Maybe my children’s children will be able to live in an actual country instead of something turning into the walled city from Land of the Dead
It’s that simple. Racism, mental illness, and religious-based hatred are devastating, murderous, oppressive, unchecked evils at work in the world – – absolutely – – but the primary motive of our “leaders” is suppression of the poor in order to further elevate the obscenely wealthy.
… and since I am being a downer I might as well add this one.
Earlier this week the trump Justice Department weighed in on a case (without being ask by the plaintiff or defendant) saying that employer totally had the right to fire people simply for being gay.
The case involved a guy who worked in a skydiving company and simply advised a female customer concerned about the close physical contact necessary to participate in that sport that he was “100 percent gay,” and that she had nothing to worry about. Her boyfriend then apparently reported that to Zarda’s employer, who promptly fired him.
A lawyer for the US Justice Department weighed in, explaining that, under federal law, employers were absolutely free “to regulate employees’ off-the-job sexual behavior”.
Gay? Fired. Living with someone but not married? Fired. Married and having kids with someone of a different race/religion? Clearly you must be having sex. BOOM! Your fired.
“this” is trump’s Amerika.
Mmmm I’m gonna have to have links to dive more into this one.
I applaud your skepticism … or at least your cautious disbelief. If everybody checked links before responding to horrible things the read “on the net” the world would be a much better place.
Sadly – there seems to be multiple, BIG news outlet confirmation of this.
… and apparently multiple links will put me in posting murgatory.
The cat is making it very hard to get any work done today.
Fair warning, episode two will be coming at you in about two hours
JW: E3 of Discovery
Enjoyed it even if the biological warp drive is up there with midclorians in the scifi bullshit hall of infamy.
Oh and if I ruled the world, William Sadler would be in discovery as a time hopping Section 31 operative.
So, the horror that happened last night in Vegas has made me ill this morning. That festival where the shooting occurred is a festival I would have attended; in fact, I tried several times to win tickets to it over the past few weeks.
Seriously, shooting people at a concert- just sick I’m glad the a-hole is dead. I hope authorities find some answers when they search his home.
Sadly, once again I fear we will not be looking for the right answers.
Yesterday, the average person could have mentioned in public that they owned an an assault rifle and it would have received little attention. On the other hand if they mentioned they were seeing a mental health professional or a counselor because things had been kind of tough lately and they felt like they just needed someone to talk to, they likely would be shunned.
Until we make “going to see my counselor” as socially acceptable as “going to see my physical therapist” (and financially accessible to everyone – ESPECIALLY those down on their luck) … these horrors will continue to a regular occurrence.
Episode two: History or Fabulous Legend
Violence begets violence
Lucan, Ontario 1880
The burly man led the pack
Going back 30 years earlier
Everybody wanted the same land
They never got along, in the old country and the new
A long nightmare
Donald dressed as a woman to help in the fields
Death was commuted to 7 years
A reign of fear
Sign the book
The only peace they recognized was death
I am the warrant
Young O’Connor managed to escape
A second trial
Why was nobody brought to justice
Since then, the donnoly homestead has been haunted
Time for an exorcism
An evil presence
Recreating the house exorcism
The rocks where the house stood
An ex slave cursed the area
Horses hated the barn
Someone’s in the kitchen with Linda
You are never alone
Wild animals are ferocious
The man stumbled
The recreations in this show are hokey as hell
A stroke of luck
Chased by Sasquatch (seriously)
Wake me up before you go go
Sack of potatoes
And there’s the “Sasquatch”
There’s a family of them
Talking to an “expert”
A box of snuff
He’s their prisoner
The snuff helped him escape
His story was too detailed to be false
He also signed an affidavit saying he really saw Sasquatches
And now we move th the next story
Slewmack was ready
Louie B died
The legend of Lost Creek mine begins…
Slewmack turns himself in
Protecting his pack
He made a treasure map
In comes volcanic Brown
And volcanic brown bites it
Even today, people look for the lost creek mine
And thus ends episode two.
Now on to episode three: talking with dead people
Looks like they may have pulled life support too. Didnt realize he is only 66
sucker punched by this.
I have no words.
The night was young
There were more guests than the people there
Performing a seance
The table was upside down
The international meta psychic institute
His son died
Trying to photograph spirits
Using amateur mediums
Lots of ectoplasm
The prime minister of Canada would attend seances
Good scientific methodology at the seances
Mediums are now called channellers
Using seances to decide his political future
Mackenzie King loves to contact the dead
The spirits told him he would win the election, and he did
He obsesses over the number 30
Please destroy this diary
This ended his double life
No on has produced solid proof that spirits exist
Creating an imaginary ghost named Philip
There’s a Toronto society of psychical research?
The table moves
Saying hi to fake ghost Philip
Philip proves living beings project energy
Inventing Philip’s life story
Holy crap it’s an involved story
The Philip room
Shaken, not stirred
Philip becomes more enterprising
It looks like it is so long Tom Petty, just yesterday I was trying to perfect my guitar chords for “Free Fallin”.
Not yet! I hear he is still on the ventilator…. people can survive a cardiac arrest with hypothermia.
Did you get this confirmed?
Yep, confirmed. and it looks like it was reported up stream a little earlier.
There are some new reports that it is unconfirmed, I thought CBS would have the real news. But it doesn’t sound like he’ll come out of it if he survives.
Other groups try with their own fake ghosts
Philip proves we know nothing, John Snow
On to poltergeist story
Mom is dunking cookies in coffee
A hole in the wall
The house is performing irregularly
He was dumbfounded
The neighbours argue
The gas company checks things out
Maybe the clay soil is responsible
The ghost leaves
The soul versus the mind
And that’s enough of that nonsense
The news is official now. RIP Tom Petty.
Awww. That’s too bad
I was in a garage band as a teenager where the drummer and bassist were new to their instruments and never practiced. Suffice it to say, we were terrible. But we had a decent keyboard guy, and the one song we could do marginally well was “You Got Lucky.” Thanks for that, Mr. Petty.
With this walking stick I suspect I’m going to start getting “tell us about the war grandpa” comments from uncouth younguns.
Now’s the time to learn some kind of stick-wielding martial art.
And I’m hearing about shooting victims opening GoFundMe pages to pay for their medical bills.
I just fucking can’t process how this is OK.
The Go Fund Me Pages?
Or the shooting?
Yup, that’s what it is all right.
Poor hubby. I guess a semi flipped on the highway to work so it took three times longer than normal to get to work.
Correct that. It took him two hours to do a trip that normally takes 25 minutes.
He’s not a happy hubby
Not on topic … but are your wild fires still burning up there? I was wondering if the change in weather has helped.
The short answer is yes to both your questions.
JW: The Gifted Episode 1
First episode left me feeling meh! Even with the delightful Amy Acker playing the concerned Mom.
Just a feeling of tiredness at the same old mutant tropes being trotted our all over again.
Oh and bloody teenagers, fuck that shit.
Between the Inhumans, Heroes, the 100 and now the Gifted, I think the studios need to give it a rest.
Oh and a shoutout to TEB, the hunter killer robots look like spiders.
But we still have Runaways coming out next month.
What we really need is a show about a scrappy, basically decent white teen-ish man who’s freaked out by their newfound super powers, who’s rejected by their misunderstanding parents, and is sent to an academy for special kids, where they meet a hot girl, a funny black kid, and a crazy kid – – all with super powers – – who band together when they realize that the academy doesn’t have their best interest at hear. The evil old white guy in the suit wants to use their powers as weapons – – but they realize that together, they can use their powers for good!
I don’t even watch all of the shows, and I’m feeling the New Mutants fatigue. Which is funny, because they haven’t actually made the New Mutants show.
CP: Dear God — Sarah McLachlan
Finished Dare Devil.
I didn’t hate it … but I am not sad it is over.
Now on to Luke Cage.
Luke Cage = 100000 times better
Cottonmouth is excellent, right from episode 1.
pssst … he doesn’t like to be called “cottonmouth”.
Another take in Bladerunner:
My short response: this is an A- high school paper for that hip English teacher who made you watch the film for class. She draws a clever parallel, but the lines don’t all connect. The author is cherry-picking elements and intentionally omitting others to make her point work.
This report reads a lot like “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”
Agreed with Jack.
I will say that pieces like this are important though, as they remind us that, No, in fact not “anybody” could be a writer.
Well she is no PKD but she has written novels.
Wow! Although it will only really accurately emulate the C64 if the games take 25 minutes to load.
Interesting. I can’t remember the names of most of the games I played on my C64. I know quite a few were cartridge based and quite a few were 5 1/4″ floppy based from these guys:
I remember dying a lot with those. No health packs or regens, one wrong move and you were dead.
We are getting our fireplace serviced. Right now I’m looking at serviceman butt crack
Pics or it didn’t happen!
On second thought. . . . It’s fine, I believe you.
We have some dice on the mantle. As the tech was leaving he asked if we play d&d
Done Modern lovecraftian horror:
Don’t read the comments.
I don’t even know why I’m posting this here. It’s infuriating. Gah.
I will do my part by not clicking the link.
Well, that’s even worse than I was expecting. I’ve just come across comments on Reddit and Facebook with people claiming either that the shooter didn’t act alone, or that he wasn’t even the shooter, but that the ISIS agents who did do it left his body in the room to cover their tracks….while also claiming responsibility?
One MUST keep in mind the very REAL possibility that all of these have their roots in posts started in Russia and were specifically meant to divide us and spread chaos. Sadly, this is proving spectacularly easy for them.
They did it with the kneeling thing a few weekends ago and all but took control of the “News Cycle” here in the U.S.
“”They were taking both sides of the argument this past weekend, and pushing them out from their troll farms as much as they could to try to just raise the noise level in America…”
There is no reason to believe they wouldn’t take advantage of this tragedy to do the same exact thing. :(
Another lonely evening
Today is all about web work followed by cleaning the washrooms.
Well I enjoyed Hyperion so much I purchased extra audible credits so I could get The Fall of Hyperion.
Had you finished the 2 books when you first read Hyperion? And have you read The Fall of before? You know that’s a 2-book cycle too? I think the other book is The Rise of Endymion. I suppose I could take the 3 seconds to google it…
I skimmed The Fall of Hyperion when I tried reading it in the dead tree version.
I know about the further sequels, skinned them as well
Not – nn and +mm, but +pp?
That as well I skipped a lot of pages.
Our new website is going up next week. Then begins the public testing to make sure all the links are indeed ok.
20 minute video, but fascinating. Of course, when you step outside of pop music and really explore, you can still find stuff of the quality and calibre he’s talking about.
Why would you do this Netflix? Why?
… and also because
Yeah the Powerman and Iron Fist comics were kind of Marvel royalty in the 70s and 80s. This one was beyond obvious. Just surprised it’s only for a few episodes
CP: Honey Creeper — Nyx
Ok, does anybody on here have a US audible account and own books 3 and 4 of the Hyperion series?
“YouTube’s Search Results Promote Conspiracy Theories About the Las Vegas Shooting”
Harvest moon tonight.
Sorry for the monstrous link: The 2018 Hall of Fame Nominee Vote LInk https://www.rockhall.com/fan-vote/2018-fan-vote?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8wxsVMur1Vo_bSZdSPUoeuzhULcXUqjOViXC6xbsbvXZ43wsaUgdJD5g90MjdlIlkkn2nhtlDWeTcT_xQtmonSE2hZjA&hsCtaTracking=a02644e4-62c6-4ef9-ac2e-497ceb0d26b3%7Ce5e144cf-b572-4651-ac7e-7eb415359e4b
Thanks for posting this link, Cynful! Of course I have opinions….
-How is it that Link Wray isn’t already in? I’m thrilled for this one.
-It’s fantastic that Judas Priest is getting in, but it’s hard to induct them and overlook Iron Maiden. Bad move, HOF.
-Bon Jovi can suck it.
-Honestly, the Eurythmics are a 2-hit wonder. Induct Annie Lennox, sure. Not the Eurythmics.
I call shenanigans on this sort of voting. The demographic of those who will go on-line and vote once a day does not match the demographic of all those up for nomination. = skewed results
I had to wiki the last 5 or so on the list to get some idea of who they were.
What Bon Jovi fan is going to bother to do that?
It’s a travesty if you don’t know who Nina Simone is
You know, of all the science fiction future predictions for the Earth, I wouldn’t have put money on Ender’s Game being the most accurate.
The whole subplot (and characters for that matter) left out of the terrible movie adaptation with Ender’s brother and sister essentially taking over the world’s online discussion forums with their avatars and persuading the masses on various topics was, at least to me when I read them, one of the more far fetched elements of the book. Yet, here we are. I’m honestly surprised that at least the sci-fi aware media doesn’t draw more attention to this.
I had forgotten that.
I’d forgotten that aspect too.
Now that we know people’s fears are being artificially stoked, will people behave any differently?
I took today off. That way I have a four day long weekend
Today my boss is checking out the new website for the first time. While I appreciate the confidence, you’re never sure if a person likes bright flashing primary colours or not
If you are in the mood for Halloween related music – I am very much enjoying the streaming music at deadair.co
Not the usual fare. I’ve heard stuff from The Residents, The Mystic Nights of Oingo Boingo … even the song by the girl in the radiator from “Eraser Head”. An entertainingly wide range of the odd and the obsolescent!
I’ll have to check it out. As it happens, I’m creating a metal halloween playlist to inflict on the Deadpan for those who are interested. I’d also be encouraged by anyone else’s efforts as well. :)
Nice! You guys will have us all doing the Transylvania Twist.
Rhett, how do we pitch in?
Far be it from me to tell you HOW to pitch in. :) For my part I plan on having a complete download ready. For everyone else, if you only had a list of songs accessible via Youtube, that would work also.
Can you provide an example or two?
I’m not sure what qualifies as Metal Halloween.
Isn’t all metal music a bunch of devil-worshipy halloween related stuff anyway?
*quietly backs out of room
Well, I don’t want to tip my hat just yet, but yes songs directly related to halloween or thematically related to monsters, ghosts, paranormal, existential angst. etc.
Off the top of me head, I can suggest:
Helloween – Halloween
Type O Negative – Black No. 1
GWAR – Horror of Yig
Overkill – Overkill II (The Nightmare Continues)
Metallica – The Thing That Should Not Be, Call of Ktulu, Dream No More
Possessed – The Eyes of Horror
Metal Church – Metal Church
Diamond Head – Am I Evil?
I guess Alice Cooper’s “This House is Haunted” is to … not metal?
CP: Shut Me Up — Mindless Self Indulgence
CW: The Orville E5
With this weeks guest star I really think Seth is a big name dropper.
Haven’t seen the newest episode yet, but the last episode had Liam Neeson
Just think Atomic Blonde….
And soo….. I guess it’s time for a little announcement.
I am officially making a return to Podcasting. It’s not out yet, but we have 5-6 episodes in some state of completion. The show is called “Ideas Start Here,” and it’s being made for my day job. (So no Dumbass Memories or 60 Lines segments. . . I probably won’t use the Samuel L. Jackson soundbyte very often.)
The focus will be on vaccines and vaccination technology, but there will also be a number of human stories too. I’ll post something here when it releases. I’ll probably make some kind of Facebook announcement too.
Now where did I hear about this before?
True – – I did have a lunch meeting with a bunch of architects about my vaccination podcast.
So, if any of yous have a vaccination-related story to tell, then let me know, and I’d be glad to record a talk with you about it.
I had childhood vaccinations.
I didn’t develop any childhood diseases (except for chicken pox which I was not inoculated for).
I went on to have a productive life.
Not much to tell.
Hubby’s school just finished their vaccinations. Usually they don’t tell the parents ahead of time what day the vaccinations are going to happen. For the most part, he said it went very well.
Sounds like good stuff.
CP: Paranoid Android — Radiohead
Unborn chicken voices in your head?
Karma police, arrest this man! ;)
Oh..oh didn’t Jack tell you? Um..erm… I’m pretty sure he banned all Radiohead comments from the site.
What the hell am I doing here?
Awww, goodby Ralphie May. You were a funny white guy!
This story of Little Richard’s comments is bizarre and Little Richard seems to still be a very confused person.
Little Richard Calls Same-Sex Relationships ”Unnatural Affections” Years After Coming Out as Gay
But when he was with Daisy, she almost drove him crazy. He must thinking of Sue. She knew just what to do.
Goodnight :mush doesn’t work anymore:
Stupid noisy Saturday morning construction.
Well no… Tiffany is already under construction. And it’s pretty quiet these days, however noisy it was when the project got under way.
He means the next door neighbor’s project.
Not the Tiffany Project.
“The Tiffany Project”
Clearly our next concept Album.
Prog versions of Tiffany’s biggest 80s hits?
So today I discovered there will be a S2 of Travellers.
That was the good news, the bad news is there will also be a S2 of Timeless.
-Arizona, +Right Wing Divisive Hate Machine
The first Harry Potter film with a live Symphony orchestra playing the score = win! The girl was overjoyed.
Super Awesome experience!
Since it’s moved on from the book I had no problems with the film
On that score.
Ok was my initial reaction on leaving the cinema, I might change my mind on reflection.
To any Pannite who may potentially be in the path of Nate— be safe!
Never really an Honest Trailers fan but I have watched enough Screen Junkies content to be a fan of that channel. No mas.
Accusation doesn’t equal guilt, but in this case, the evidence presented is pretty damning. The world is full of creeps.
Right. And it’s that screen capped evidence I’m going by.
The Halloween Mix Tape is available through the usual channels now. ;)
I got a rock.
You do indeed.
Just back from seeing Bladerunner 2049.
I’ll give it a “Wow”.
Non spoiler thoughts.
It’s a BIG picture and I find those rare any more.
Someone spent some time on the “art” of film craft. Great movie making.
It gives you LOTS of concepts to ponder.
and finally …
Something about getting to re-visit a world that was such a big influence in my life 30 years ago and see what it has become 30 years later … kind has that “my life has come full circle” feel to it.
Going tomorrow. Your response matches the initial reactions I’ve seen, but the mehs are starting to come out too. We’re going tomorrow, so I’ll know then.
Gotta love holiday Mondays. I just wish they were followed up by holiday Tuesdays, then holiday Wednesdays…
Happy Asshole Proved To Europeans That the World Is Round Day!
“It’s round like my head. CRASH! It’s flat like your head.”
I guess it’s time to remind people that Europeans at the time of Columbus didn’t actually think the Earth was flat. They just didn’t know there was a big motherfucking continent in the way of a westwards sail to China.
You swore! I’m telling
I guess now I’ll go sit in the corner…. Of the Earth.
We aren’t celebrating there’s a big mf continent in the way day. We are celebrating give me more turkey and stuff me until I can’t move day.
So, a FB friend posted a video of a dipshit named Bill Whittle talking about gun violence. I tried twice to watch, to give it a fair shot, but both times stopped it in disgust. It’s possible the dipshit comes near a rational point later in the video, but I doubt it, and I have better ways to spend my time.
What disgusts me even more than the stupid arguments defending the deadly gun status quo is the illiterate snickering in my FB friend’s comments about “libtards” and how funny it is that said libtards are soooo pissed off by the speech.
Fuck, man. I’ve had dinner and good conversations about grills and craft beer with this person. WTF is wrong with people?
It’s simply the “I’m right, you’re wrong” craze has swept the nation
2016 – The Rise of the Bullies.
Since Bill gates and Steve Jobs arrived on the public’s notice in the 80’s … “brain” began to be celebrated over “brawn”. Smart nerdy guys began to be full of “win” as they were suddenly the ones living in the “nice” houses and the “nice” cars
… and Biff? Poor Biff was relegated to washing those cars.
Now … with trump as their rally point and Russian hackers controlling their press – they are embolden. Apparently they can bully and be a$$h0l#$ all they want and no one in authority is willing to call them so much as a “son-of-a-bitch” no mater how many protestors they may run over with their muscle car.
Can thoughtful intelligence win back control or has our brief try at letting “humanity” be our guide, become just a quant nostalgic notion?
I couldn’t say.
I know the feeling, unfortunately.
I am however, enjoying a bag of Pepperidge Farm Goldfish.
That does improve any situation.
Remember when we had efficiency and competence in the White House?
Pepperidge Farm remembers
Remember when the Avs were once a hockey team that won 8 straight division titles, a couple cups, were always in the cup conversation, and they had players like Chris Drury on the second line instead of…Nail…Yakupov?
Pepperidge Farm and I remember.
He’s a #1 draft pick. . . .
Can you dodge the draft if you go to Canada?
In Soviet America, draft dodges you! Oh wait, it’s Yakupov, not Yakov.
3 teams in 4 years!!!!!!
What might have been:
SO Blade Runner is, for the most part, a smashing critical success but utter box office failure.
With out getting too spoilery –
The pace of the film is very much like the original in that it is very slow and deliberate. Not something that will play well with the crowd that prefers a frenetic pace and shots, lasting no more than 5 seconds each, cut to music.
In short this is NOT an action film with drama in it … it is a drama with action scenes in it.
I could mention another aspect that immediately struck me as “the average US movie go-er is not going to like this” … but it’s a little spoilery so I won’t be the first to bring it up.
In sum: this is the same populace that elected trump.
I just don’t get you guys on how you skipped on how dumb the plot is.
Once they have have Rachel’s bones they have her DNA, so the rest of the film is quest for something they already have.
Even if they have to have both parents DNA, they could just took a saliva sample from Deckard for goodness sake.
The only characters I actually cared about was the hologram and the dog.
Oh and I’m pretty clueless about a lot of things but even I can’t argue on how woman characters are treated in this picture.
I don’t think the movie itself is sexist. . . . Other than one guy who has the most power, it’s two women characters who control all of the events. But to continue this would involve many spoilers. I can create another thread, if people care to talk BR2049 elsewhere?
Just finished watching the latest episode of Star Trek. I am disliking this show more and more
Hmm, that’s interesting. My wife is really digging it. I’m not as enthusiastic about it yet, but it’s growing on me.
Without getting too spoilers, this whole, anything to win, attitude doesn’t work for me as a Star Trek show. Also, unless they plan to do some ret con, which is possible, the entire ship is doomed to failure
What annoyed me was what happened to the security chief.
What has always bothered me about Start Trek and now Star-Trek-Like shows is that what started as a means in the 1960s to discuss social issues of the day in a way that got “troubling” topics past sensors has continued in an era where it is no longer necessary. And as much as I can see what they are trying to get at, when you look at many of these episodes (e.g., the oh-so-popular third episode of the Orville) they come off (to me at least) as yet another example of how “humanity” is simply always the right answer and that humans are better than any alien race that isn’t human will ever be. Comes off as extremely arrogant on the part of the human race.
I can’t hear you — I’ve just left the IMAX theatre, after seeing Blade Runner 2049.
Hollywood has my permission to start making movies like Bladerunner and Bladerunner 2049 again. However, with the bad numbers discussed above, I think we’re gonna get more and more short attention span fare.
Interesting you should mention the audio. I thought at the time, that they had the audio up about 2 notches too high in my theatre.
I wonder if this is a thing now.
I suspect I’m going to enjoy Thor: Ragnarok a whole lot more that I did Bladerunner 2049.
I saw the trailer for that and it did look like a lot of “fun”.
So yeh, if what your looking for in a film is an action picture that makes you laugh out loud … “Blade Runner 2049” – a thoughtful, suspenseful drama, film full of complex social questions – will NOT be your cup of tea.
Can you explain further on complex social questions because to
My untrained eye it looked as shallow any hollywood blockbuster..
Not here but I’d love to throw out some ideas in a less “spoilery” setting.
That being said, I do have to express some surprise at how selective you seem to be when it comes to being bothered by how “science” might or might not work in a fictitious cinematic universe.
I can forgive scientific errors but not when they are as dumb as the central conceit of 2049.
Is it an “uncanny valley” type thing?
Like if the universe’s science is sort of close to ours then it bugs you when it doesn’t match up?
Except that all the Marvel film’s seem to be set in “our” universe and their science is well past “dumb”.
Were you off put by the science in all the Star War films or any film that shows artificial gravity in space.
Not being combative here, just curious. What bugs you, bugs you and you don’t need a “reason” any more than you need one for why, chocolate might taste better to you instead of vanilla. I just wonder if you had ever pondered why “dumb science” works in some films for you but in others it’s a deal breaker?
I can’t really give you an answer JJ as sometimes it just rubs me up the wrong way.
The Last Jedi trailer is out:
Ignore that link and follow this one instead:
Nope. I saw a headline indicating that even Rian Johnson doesn’t think people should watch the trailer.
Hubby says the thing beside Chewie looked like a mutated penguin
Hey Ditto! Did you get my email about your stuff? My email has been pretty flighty lately that I’m never sure who gets what. It’s also hit and miss as to whether or not I get a person’s email.
I did. Thanks for taking care of that for me. :)
My car has been recalled. Something to do with the block heater. I’m taking it in to get snow tires next week so they said the fix can be done at the same time.
The Rock Test:
Ok, I admit, I stole this.
Now I’m waiting for the reverse hack where women speak to their co-workers like they were speaking to Benjamin Cumberbatch..
Mr Cucumber doesn’t seem like the person that would kill you with the chair you are sitting on.