Oh hi Steve
In music news, Urge Overkill’s classic ‘Saturation’ album turns 25 this year.
Old…here I am.
You’ll be a woman soon.
Watching the history of gi joe. It’s quite interesting
The Barbie one is interesting too.
We found all four interesting. Finding out what goes on behind the scenes was neat
I’m running through naked…
Ed flagrante dilicto.
In metal news this happened
Intrigued! I will give it a listen.
As terrible as last week’s X-Files was , this week’s was a damn fine X-Files. Old school to the max. The kind that’s a joy to watch. Know why? Because it’s a one off and not part of the shitty cock knockery that the mythology episodes have become
A couple of big thinkers, led by Bruce Sterling, have made an annual tradition of starting the year with “State of the World” discussions at The Well, one of the longest-running electronic gathering places in existence.
They don’t ignore the orange disaster in the White House, but they also don’t get bogged down in his swamp. It’s a lot of reading from a number of contributors, but it’s fun to tag along.
This article is clearly left-leaning.
Left-handedness Is one of the many things Jack and my hubby have in common
Hartlepool Marina is a nice e place to potter around.
It’s still rather cold outside
The neighbors might think. . .
Say what’s in this drink?
Seriously, trading Duclair, Yotes?
Just for that, Baby M will *not* wear any Coyotes gear this year; in protest.
He was disliked by coaches Tippet and Tocchet, but showed amazing flashes of talent on the ice, and was popular with the fans. I was eager to see him become a superstar – – but it looks like that will now happen elsewhere.
Note to Coyotes management: he wasn’t the problem. This trade isn’t going to fix your disaster of a season.
The skating rink consistently has hockey on a few TVs, Foxnews on the rest. The caption : “We are all created equal by God, Trump echoes King after s**hole comments” is there now under dipshit talking heads.
Earlier, it was “Obama’s obsession with Foxnews.”
just making America great again. 🙁
… and since we’re playing billiards –
couldn’t help but notice that a Pennsylvania coal mine shut down today with 400 jobs lost.
– After a big media splash 2 days ago about bonuses to Walmart employees, with no fan fare or notice to employees – overnight they shut down “Sam’s Clubs” all across America resulting in thousands of lost jobs.
-Oh also saw where that the Carrier plant in Indiana that got millions of tax dollars in a well advertised, Trump push “to save jobs” … has laid off another 215 people. They laid off 300 shortly after they got their Trump deal. They have also announced that they plan to spend their 16 million “investment” on automation which should lead to further layoffs.
There you go Trump supporters. Feeling the greatness yet?
JJ its real simple…. This could DIRECTLY (and it will) affect staunch Trump supporters and they wouldn’t bat an eyelash blaming anyone but him. They’d blame Obama, blame congress, blame other Republicans, blame Democrats, blame the Tea Party, blame China, blame “shithole illegals from shithole countries”. Anyone but him. That’s how he stays. That’s why he’s not going anywhere. That’s why they’ll never change their minds. We’ve got 3 more years of this no matter what….
Hubby says, after watching the newest Taco Bell commercial, “I don’t think they understand what food Is” 😆
Ha! Is that the Illuminati one? I don’t think they understand food, but they do understand stoners.
Just look at their faces:
It’s a good day to stay inside, drink hot tea and watch c++ tutorials.
Baby Shower Day! It’s actually gonna be a little bit too hot at the park, but we’ll manage. With zero sympathy from anyone else.
Looks like you picked a bad day to quit sniffing glue.
What a fun day with some of the people I love!
These old legs are feeling a big stiff this morning. Group of friends from work had our sort of annual “Great Walkabout” yesterday. Almost a 19 mile hike. Came home, had dinner and a shower…and crashed at 8pm. Now it’s 2am and I’m not quite sure what to do with myself.
Ed, between all of the biking and hiking, you must look like a young Jack Lalanne.
A bit of an amendment…while eating and gathering the strength to stumble to bed, we did watch the first two episodes of the new “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams” on Amazon Prime. Enjoyed them both. I don’t know the exact nature of the connection to Philip K. Dick – presumably inspired by writing. The first episode felt like it was inspired by Total Recall. I haven’t read enough of his work to say that it was tied to something else more directly.
Happity Birthiday, Jack!!
Well, I never USED TO be afraid of them. . . .
Happy birthday, Jack!
Happy Birthday, Mr. Mangan!
Love you Always,
Enjoy your day. xoxo
This man is married to Cate Blanchett
No No. Just gives single men out there hope. Seriously look at that guy. That’s me in a decade but without the hair and money. Gross.
But yeah she’s goddamn stunning
Inspiration for regular guys everywhere.
Any list of funny words that doesn’t include “kerfuffle” just isn’t up to snuff. Someday I will name one of my dogs kerfuffle. Mrs. Asshat gets the next naming and has her heart set on “shazbot”. I’ll have to be content with “woofles” for quite some time.
If you are in Las Vegas:
Jack and I were there about five years ago. It was super fun!!!!
The guy who ran the place looked like a Scooby Doo villain come to life. I almost didn’t believe he was real.
and he would have gotten away with it too …
A trip here is now added to my list.
Still waiting for reports, which means still twiddling my thumbs. I hate being rushed to get my stuff done my a certain deadline when I don’t get what I need to do my job.
Lately M.A.D.D. Have been running ads about not drinking if you’re going to be operating a boat. I wonder if, in the summer, ads will run about not drinking while operating a snowmobile
Aren’t they Inspector Gadget’s enemy organization?
Hubby just left for work. He’s working late again so I won’t see him for 15 or so hours 🙁
OH fuck no
Fuckashitpiss! She wasn’t even as old as me. That really sucks.
FUCK!!!! Are you fucking kidding me 🙁
Queue the “I was always a Cranberries fan” from people who hadn’t listened to them for 15 years.
In other sad news I finally saw WW. I don’t get the love. Really don’t. I get the love of the character in this film as well as Gal’s portrayal ( brilliant) but this this acts just like an upper mid tier Marvel film complete with unmemorable big bad and great middle action piece.
Just because this is light years above the other DC films don’t make it great. It’s fine and I’m sure I’ll watch it again and I know I will see any film which she’s the main focus.
What confounds me is Jack’s (yeah I’m calling you out buddy!) love for this one while hating Captain America. IT IS THE SAME FILM. SAME! FILM! Now if you wanna say the character of WW is more enjoyable than the character of CA in that film, I could get behind that.
But this is all just one man’s opinion. Bring on Van calling me a misogynist.
It’s not a perfect movie. The villain is awful (as bad as Red Skull in Cap), and her companions are straight from the “generic side characters bin.” But it’s definitely good. It also doesn’t have a guy’s big head awkwardly CGI’ed onto the wrong body.
I think the “Girl Power” aspect is great, and a huge part of its appeal. And the scenes in No Man’s Land and in the village are fantastic. And Gal Gadot.
It’s that second paragraph I’ll agree with wholeheartedly.
Like I said, they are exactly the same film in comparable quality and enjoyment.
I think if CA was done today, that CG head thing wouldn’t be an issue. But hey it’s still light years beyond Tron Legacy’s bad young Jeff Bridges
I justified the bad CGI Jeff Bridges as the graphics of that world.
How did you justify the rest of the film being terrible?
Gawd I sound like you now… *cough*
I can’t justify the rest of Tron: Legacy. Except the soundtrack (hat tip to Ed for introducing me to its wonders).
I’m glad to hear someone else was underwhelmed by WW. It wasn’t a bad movie, but I’ve become very “meh” about most superhero movies anymore. Think I’ve been over saturated with them. WW seemed like every other superhero movie I’ve seen (including the same rehashed patterns I keep seeing over and over again).
I’m not going to call you a women hater Lo, well not over WW.
The big thing was this was a film with a woman lead and directed by a woman. It deserves the praise it got. Hopefully it will lead to many more women superhero centred films getting the green light.
I enjoyed WW, it was the only film (along with GOTG2 and TLJ) that I saw twice last year at the cinema.
Oh and Red Skull was bloody great in the first CA film and arguably the only decent villain in the Marvel films so far.
I was (friendly) trolling a bit with that crack about Red Skull, although I did really dislike him – aside from his one moment of henchman mercy.
Loki and Hela have been good Marvel big bads.
Disagree Van. As Jack said, Loki and Hela are great and I’d argue Baron Zemo from Civil War has been the most complex and sympathetic so far. Even tho Red Skull is a tried and true Marvel villain, he did kind of get tossed into the Marvel villain throw away pile
I think I said it at the time and will chime in again to say I was underwhelmed with WW. Not bad film but over all I’ve never had a desire to see it again. CA however I have seen again (on video) and enjoy it every time. It is just somehow more fun.
AS for the “girl power” thing. Sadly, I don’t really care what the gender or sexual preference is of the people who make my movies. I just want them to make a good movie. I guess by the same reasoning … I think it’s stupid to deny someone the right to make film based on their sexual identity or preference.
So with that as my baseline, I’ll cheer for “girl power” films getting made … but I won’t give them any more of “a pass” then I would any other film. (I’m looking at you, last THOR movie!).
I’m finally going to see The Last Jedi this afternoon.
THANKS JACK! Butthole. *sells tickets*
“Wash dies” is an actual minor spoiler for Rogue One.
That’s kind of very funny actually
LOL me too! Hey man it pays to be late. No crowds…
Huzzah. (most of) my reports are in. Now I actually have to do some work.
Justin Macumber, who some of you may know from the podcast world, passed away today. I only knew him through FB and the Podcast World, but he seemed like a good guy. One of us. RIP.
Update: He appeared alongside me in the TOC of Dragon Moon’s “Podthology” anthology.
Brunch with the boss this morning
Good morning, Deadpan. It’s 7 degrees outside here in Omaha.
I spent most of Sunday afternoon cleaning the house so I could get my carpets cleaned yesterday. They were cleaned while I was out doing good (see the top few posts on my Twitter page).
An, the news said today was appreciate a dragon day
Stupid iPad An = Van
My Dragon is happy with the new washing machine, thank goodness for that.
Is that what you call it?
Late to chime in (been away from the interwebs til today) but I hope you had a swell Birthday Jack.
Thank you, sir! I didn’t have to use my AK.
Hubby’s car goes in for some recall work today. Tomorrow it’s my car.
queue up your jibes. Though, penalty points will be assigned for easy Game of Thrones snark.
20°F at my house right now. Coldest I can remember in my adult life down here.
No jibe… just a heavy and loud eye roll https://gph.is/XL8SdT
Texas rolled a natural 20! (how was that one?)
10 points to Gryffindor .
No Lord of the Rings talk around here please
Say 2 of no school around here.
Not much snow/ice on roads but apparently no one wants to be the guy who approved classes when a bus finds that one, small patch of ice out in the county and slides down a ravine.
I will say 7 degrees was cold last night but the 4degree wind chill this morning is actually painful on exposed skin.
Guess it serves one right for exposing oneself.
Say = Day
We have another flasher 😛
A list to disagree with. GO!
There are some good movies on that this, but some of the positioning is far off the mark.
While I’m not sure which movies I’d kick out of there list (and I haven’t seen a few of them, so I can’t knock them just due to my ignorance). But these ones missing seems wrong:
Blade Runner 2049
Edge of Tomorrow
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Moon – YES!
Inception – YES!
I’d take either of the last two Captain America’s over WW just purley as a film.
Civil War (aka Avengers 2.5) is my number 3 Captain America movie.
Yeah I really don’t understand you sometimes ol Ed ol pal….
I’d agree with all of these, Ed.
The only one on their list that I haven’t seen is The Girl With All the Gifts.
Van, you should see Attack the Block – – it’s fun. But I’m not even sure if it was in the Top 10 of films that came out in 2011, let alone a whole 10-year span.
It wasnt. IT was a lot of fun but not top ten. I’d actually recommend another similar film that came out around that time called Grabbers
A list of movies from the past 10 years that makes me seem superhip and knowledgeable and tuned in!
I’m more depressed I saw every film on that list at the cinema except for Attack the Block which I still haven’t seen.
Member in the 80’s when parents freaked out about the band W.A.S.P and their overt Satanism? Who could blame them! Get a load of these unholy lyrics…
I’m a wild child, come and love me
I want you
My heart’s in exile I need you to touch me
‘Cause I want what you do…
*shudder* Thats eeeeeevil
And now kids are eating soap voluntarily….
Maybe today’s kids just need more W.A.S.P. in their lives to set them straight.
I’m all for it. Except maybe not the one called “Animal (Fuck Like a Beast)
The claims were that W.A.S.P. stood for either “We Are Satanic People” or “We Are Sexually Perverted.” The reality was probably more like one drunken band member said to the other, “Hey, let’s add dots to our name.”
I’m pretty sure I read in “Hit Parader” (looks around the room at people with quizzical looks on their faces) that Blackie Lawless was quoted as saying it stood for “We Are Sexual Perverts.”
A kid that starts listening to W.A.S.P. is endanger of becoming a wild child.
At least they’ll wanna be somebody b
I actually think one of them said that was the reason.
“In a February 2010 interview, Lawless stated the main reason for the name was the periods. He claimed no band had ever used them before (although R.E.M. formed two years earlier) and, in essence, the periods created a “question mark of uncertainty” to make W.A.S.P. stand out more. “
I decided to wait for the car. I got a lot of reading done so I was ok with it
AZ Senator Jeff Flake takes a stand.
I applaud him and hope that it is honest.
Credit where it’s due, and I hope he does some good, but that guy is the prototype oily, untrustworthy politician.
Agreed, I am happy he is principled and isn’t afraid to speak his mind. On the other hand he is a ideological zealot, who uses the mantra of conservationism in place of studied and informed statesmanship.
And yep, there he is bragging to Christiane Amanpour about voting 30 times to repeal Obamacare.
The hits for Insurance changes of 2018 just. keep. coming. Ughhhhhhh
HA!!! — professional athletes who are the same
Size as 45.
Because he’s known for his healthy eating and exercise routine.
On the less funny side, North Korean media does the same thing with their vain tyrant.
Another day, another block heater being replaced.
I heard about him this morning. It’s alarming just how many serial killers are active all over the US, at any given time, especially when they’re found in your home state.
And the guy’s name was Cleophus Cooksey. It’s like a deranged Lemony Snicket character come to life.
In better news. Willie Oree
Jonathan Fuckin Bernier
I didn’t know he’d landed in Colorado.
Thank Christ he did. He’s be beyond terrific in place of Varley
God damn teasing son of a bitch. I thought for a minute that there was another John Varley reader out there.
Back to a regular work day for this bunny.
Let’s see if I can convince a manuscript it wants to be formatted into a book.
Be careful with the commute today, Bunny.
There. Not only did I get the book formatted, I put a good dent in royalties. Now it’s time to do some housework
CP: Mota — Russian Circles
This is one of our rare company free weekends. Sometimes you need that
It’s not as if I don’t already have a backlog of books to read
Happy birthday, Edgar Allen Poe!
My wife is awesome, and brought me a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf drink at work, while she was in the neighborhood. She’s done this on multiple occasions, and I will miss these little midday rendezvous when my office moves across town.
The carseat installation *almost* defeated me.
Orange dipshit was right! I’m tired of winning.
I don’t even have enough energy to roll my eyes
Winning is exhausting!
Bunny, did you ever pick up any of the Evolution tabletop games?
No. We got Escape From 100 Million BC instead. The Evolution games are on our want to buy list though. The problem is, there are too many shinies in games.
We buy a lot less games since we’ve moved to Airdrie as there are no places here that sell games. We only buy about one game a month now. Easier on our pocketbook but doesn’t do much to shorten our list
We don’t have a free weekend. Someone we were going to game with next weekend asked if he could switch it to this. We will be playing Lords of Waterdeep followed by Caverna
This is how exciting my life is. I installed the program today to start on my taxes.
Van, what’s the deal with BBC Radio 4’s online content? They have a lot of great stuff, but it seems like when it’s gone, you have to wait until some indefinite time in the future to be able to access it again. And it’s all streaming – – no downloads. WTF, Van? WTF?
In actual frustration:
Fuck motherfucking evil selfish shits.
I have idea, the iPlayer Service is getting better with boxsets of tv series available to stream but that for uk only unless you use a vpn
Note: these are two separate conversations :). I have no real anger toward BBC Radio 4.
The Last Jedi even better the second time. God damn I love this movie. And now that the government has shut down I’ll even have more time to see it! LOL hahaha
The more Volbeat songs that I hear the more i realize they are this generation’s papa roach. Gross.
I’m proud that I’ve somehow avoided Volbeat.
On this date in 1793, Louis XVI went to the guillotine.
… and got Volbeat.
Thank you very much!!!
*sigh*. At some point, I’m going to have to go through my list and see what emoticons still work
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And allow me to echo Pixie’s “thank you” to the Bunny!
No this isn’t alt-rock from the 80s, it’s extreme gratitude. 🙂 Thank you!
And, Star Trek: Discovery proves once again to be some of the most mind blowing television being produced today. And considering what all is being produced, it is no small thing.
Anyone else here watching the new Trek?
I keep seeing the raves. I’m afraid I’m gonna have to wait until it’s available somewhere else, aside from super-lockdown CBS.
Ditto. And while I believe you Ed it’s not on my must watch list at all.
Enjoying the show, not so keen
On the POC Death list.
I admit I’ve been kind of meh on STD but last night’s show was the best of the series by far.
I do wonder if the good version of the mirror one is still alive or beenmurdered by them.
I’m kind of meh on STD’s in general.
Herpes is in I hear.
Space Herpes was Ice Pirates.
Now there’s one we should have done a Palooza on.
I hope this doesn’t extend to other Billy Joel songs. Not even Lovecraft could have dreamed up a horror to equal “Uptown Girl.”
I liked the first on the best.
Only Elder Gods can explain him hooking up with Binkley.
All royalties, all day for this bunny.
Your not so random wiki article for the day:
Sorry sweaty yoga fans:
104F? The classes I took were way hotter than that.
Well of course … YOU were in them.
BTW, I suppose I should also tout my defeat of the changing table. It got assembled this weekend. It was a PITA to put together, but no worse than I anticipated.
CP: Go Out a Winner — David Wingo & Jeff McIlwain
Rudolf Diesel’s mysterious history. For later.
(No relation to Vin.)
My house smells like roast beef and peppercorns. I’m starting to get hungry
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