Welcome to the madhouse :)
Hubby’s still in bed, the lazy bum
Ditto said, “Sigh. The Bay won’t ship Canadian Olympic goods to the US. :(
The events have been pretty entertaining so far. :)”
Too bad he doesn’t know anybody who lives in Canada that can send stuff too him
You know. I always forget that’s an option since my sister typically doesn’t want to do stuff like this.
That makes me better than a sister
Hubby finally woke up. Next week, it will be early mornings every day.
It’s really hard to get any work done when the cat decides to crawl on to your lap and give herself a bath
http://bigthink.com/laurie-vazquez/yale-study-people-who-read-live-longer-than-people-who-dont Some of us will live forever.
I know right? Just yesterday I was reading some flood warning messages.
New short story from Rudy Rucker and Bruce Sterling.
Claudia from B5 is in this.
She doesn’t look she’s just left school.
She’s the best part of that movie. Ah, 80s schlocky non-Slasher Sci-Fi horror.
Reconciled the bank – check
Got cards and write-ups done for WWC – check
sent off new release newsletter – check
Wow, I might actually be done for the day. Now I need to spend some time in the kitchen
So is the woman who posts all the tortured canine links on her FB wall, your Mum?
Yes. We all have our dragons.
She’s also the one I wanted advice on not “unfriending” but not seeing anything from her.
She once posted a spider on my wall (which I immediately deleted) because she thought it was funny.
That’s why you can no longer post directly to my wall unless as a reply to something I’ve already said.
Kinda figured :-/
In case you missed my post.
You can set your status update (if you are writing it in a browser) to block her. Next to the post button is a little icon that clicking on it should give you the option of Friends: Except, clicking on that you can add her name and she won’t see your status update.
If you are using the app on your phone, the little icon is below your name.
My recent Beatles kick is not related to the Ron Howard documentary.
The future of keyboards?
Hey, Deadpan! So, it’s finally happening. I can finally say I have a podcast. It’s unreal, but I’m really enjoying it. Episodes are up here:
I’m also making a blog post for each one, which you can read by clicking on my name. (I haven’t used the Vandals song yet, but I probably will eventually.)
Yeah Amy! I’ll be listening.
Way to go, Amy Bow! (en)
Thank you both so much!
Master-level hipsterdom here:
I see audible.com’s daily deal is an audio book covering the making of The Princess Bride.
JW: The Little Prince (2015)
I enjoyed that…
Fucking bozo nightmare bullshit.
I knew Rhettro was immortal :)
We’re not in any of these pics, but this is just a bit of the fun at the Expo.
When you are watching the first episode of Archer and realise he works for ISIS..that!
You just started watching?
It predates the terrorist organization.
No, but it’s been a while since I saw S1.
COMMENCE nostalgia raging.
And apparently – – commence CAPS LOCK too.
OH GOD!!! SHERYL CROW1111!!22.1… sorry caps lock stuck.
Anyways, I’ve enjoyed my share of Sheryl Crow songs but..
35. Sheryl Crow, “If It Makes You Happy”
can go die in a fire.
It can’t be that bad.
Alas, but it can.
“Last dance with Mary Jane.”
“Shiny Happy People”
I kinda like Sheryl Crow. And I was way into that song and album, back when we used to play it at Sam Goody.
“Shiny Happy People” can rot in hell, though. The song and the type of people.
You go to hell and you go now! Kate Pierson does no wrong.
OMG Rhett you best not be knocking Cranberries
Just a quick hop in to say hi
Probably won’t post much as have a busy weekend
Knock ’em dead! But not yourself!
This is actually pretty moving.
It really sounds like a souped up Elite, with walking segments.
I must confess, all the gushing articles I’ve read about this game leave me scratching my head. It’s like they’ve taken the mind numbing resource gathering part of Mass Effect and made it the whole game…
Maybe I’m must getting old.
I like the idea of discovery and survival the game is based around. My problem is I don’t see the game delivering $59 worth of entertainment to do this. I’ll pick it up once its price drops to around $35. I made the mistake of putting full retail down on Battlefront, I’ll wait this one out. On the other hand, I’m still playing Fallout 4 nearly a year after purchase and I’ll likely pick up the Far Harbor expansion soon.
The new Rogue One trailer:
As with most popular YouTube videos, it’s best not to read the comments..
I swore I wasn’t going to watch the trailer, and my resolve crumbled in about 5 minutes.
And it’s an amazing trailer, but I do kinda feel like a lot of cool moments were given away. . . :-/ I’ll just have to abstain from watching any more, and try to forget it ever happened.
A bit of trivia:
So far, every medial won in the Olympics by Canada, have been won by women
Stream the “Stranger Things” soundtrack.
I want to go now
I’ve been there! It’s about five miles from my house. It’s pretty cool! It’s only the lobby that’s Star Wars-themed, not the entire theater as I originally thought, but still super neat.
Based on everyone’s recommendations here, I’ve picked up my own copy of “Betrayal at the House on the Hill”. I started reading through the instructions and it seems like it will be a fun game. Of course I’m moving my son to his ASU dorm this weekend, so it may be next weekend before the fam gets a chance to play.
There’s a pretty good 2-parter Tabletop episode dedicated to Betrayal at the House on the Hill. We didn’t even finish our first game at the Expo last weekend, but we were instantly hooked.
Doesn’t sound like it would work this weekend, Rhett, but you’re welcome to play the game with us. We’ll gladly kill you off, if you turn out to be the traitor.
This weekend will be kind of tough, but thanks for the offer. I was wondering if Table Top did an episode on it, I’ll check that out this afternoon. We’ll have to plan a get together before the end of the month. :)
We’re planning to break the seal on our copy of the game this weekend. it’s kind of a board/RPG hybrid of a game.
I’m planning on breaking another kind of seal in about 2 more beers
Is this on the package of a donated liver?
You DO care!
Yay! One of us ;)
Another perspective on WB’s recent big screen disappointments.
Ten thousand points to her for using the pseudonym, “Gracie Law.”
“If I worked at a donut stand, and I kept fucking up donuts, I’d be fired,”
Oh shes good. And if it’s true that Wonder Woman is a disaster then I’m out. I mean more out than I am now. At least right now I still am willing to see Suicide Squad
Light pollution and clouds say:
NO PERSEIDS METEORS FOR YOU!
I forgot to set my alarm, but it was raining here
Oh, Hello new page of comments…
Finished our B@tHotH game tonight. Desert Pixie was the traitor (as she was when we played at the Expo), but I took her tentacle monster down with some lucky rolls.
Bought this game this morning (also available on Steam):
So long R2D2:
This is terrible news :(.
The first of the crew of the Falcon to be lost :(.
JW: Outcast E10
Finally some action.
Still no clue what the ‘demons’ are doing the poessesion…
The sub game looks kind of cool.
That is definitely intriguing. Lots of cool-looking titles there. The spies one too.
I’ve played a full mission on the Star Trek Panic. It was pretty fun but got hardèr as we kept going.
Taking the Suicide Squad plunge. What critics who?
That’s definitely on the agenda as soon as I can. Have fun.
So . . . I’ve heard lots of good feedback, in contrast to the critics’ complaints. I don’t want to disparage anyone’s enjoyment.
But holy crap, this was terrible. A few decent moments here and there, but otherwise truly terrible.
Why didn’t they just make a Harley Quinn/Joker movie with Deadshot in a prominent role.
Well that’s a skip for me then. Then again you didnt like Captain America either ;P
I honestly don’t get what they are doing over at WB. I just don’t. This gives me zero hope for WW.
I liked the 2 good Captain America movies. . .
SS is worth fast-forwarding through at some point, just to get a sense of the storyline and to see great character interpretations from Wil Smith, Jared Leto, and Margot Robbie.
THERE ARE 4 LIGHTS!
THERE ARE 3 GOOD CAPTAIN AMERICA MOVIES!
I agree with Lo on this.
Take THAT Jack! You cannot defeat the Lo Van . You can only hope to contain them
Which one of you is the Falcon then?
All I know is he’s Redbird
Van Lo sweet charity..,
Unlike the app (which was released ed in 2012) nobody needs a phone:
I am bored out of my skull playing Sentinels of the Multiverse. Is this a good game and I’m just missing it?
Looks like mostly East Coast announced so far.
So Pan, arty cinema, waiting for the following film to start:
Which was all understated weird.
So a pet peeve in the 21st century, is remaking (or doing) WW2 films and not using actors from the correct countries.
So in the new film Anthropoid, the two Czech leads are played by Irish actors.
Doesnt sound like the film does the event justice anyway
I know nothing about that movie, but the name and Cillian Murphy are intriguing.
Multi player like it’s 1997:
Never played it back then, so no nostalgia now. Doom or Doom 2, however. . .
All hail and farewell to Britain, all hail and farewell to thee
Thanks for letting me borrow *cough* that. Seriously great song.
NSFW for language. And for LOLing at your desk.
In case you need a little weirdness for your day
I talked this up a few years back, but I was thinking about giving them a listen again. The stories are all free on Librivox.
Kind of like a subversive Sherlock Holmes – – written by A.C. Doyle’s brother-in-law.
No one ever say “Marschitect” again.
Tickling tumbleweeds till dawn, that don’t bother me at all…
Smokin’ cigarettes and watching (Captain) Captain Kangaroo?
You’ve nothin’ to do.
Be careful tickling the tumbleweeds because they might fuse and go critical… over the next few DC movies releases.
I think we’ve identified a new term: Mondayweeds. (Mondlayweeds? Tumbledays?)
Maybe, but at least Monday means I’ve now got a working AC system again, so, there’s that.
That’s cool Ed. (see what I did there?)
Now you’ve got to get your DC working.
Teresa will be happy she can bring her Vrbata jersey out of retirement. :)
Those 12 goals he contributes will be the past push that gets them into the playoffs ;).
I like Vrby. Glad to have him and his streaky ways back.
Now that’s a name Ive not heard in a long time. A long time. A better time…
I think he could be a real play maker given the right support, unless his “streakyness” is just him. LOL He’s fun to watch either way. :)
God I love you guys and your eternal optimism :)
Wht is it with these veteren Yotes leaving the team just to come back to it?
Is there Kool-Aid at the Yotes Camp?
This poor lady is probably scared shitless of what WB is going to do to her film
We saw Us the Duo in a jam-packed tiny club tonight, hung around and met them after the show. What adorable human beings.
Another busy, yet fun weekend was had. We did record sales, so all was good. I spent yesterday relaxing. Today, It’s back to the grind
Sorry to send you to Uproxx, but the brief article is worth the annoying auto-play videos. Classy move from Kevin Smith (how often do you say that?).
In case anyone ever gives you crap, Ed:
Not that I’d ever complain about my new, shorter commute, but it doesn’t really give me time anymore for audiobooks.
I could never have got through the number of books I have this year if I hadn’t listened to them rather than read them.
I’ve discovered a lot of things I wouldn’t normally read by giving the audio a chance. And then you get radio plays like the one I have in now, Star Trek: Dpock vs. Q
Let’s not dismiss how deeply satisfying a Deepak vs. Q matchup could be.
Spock and Q never met onscreen, did they?
My google fu did not bring up anything.
On swimming in the Lovecraft Pool:
Well that has finally convinced me to wait for a sale..Or not bother picking it up at all:
Yeah, I’ve decided to hold off until the price is lower than $30. The game description reminds me of two ancient games, Origin’s “Privateer” about space travel, good trading and fighting pirates on occasion and Lucasarts “Rescue on Fractalis”, which featured the revolutionary generation of landscapes based on fractal geometry.
I’m older than you, so it reminds me of Elite, which influenced Privateer.
They all remind me of Space War.
Get off your collective lawn?
Thank goodness nobody mentioned the Traveller RPG game…oooops!
Is a space lawn like that property on the moon they tried to sell years ago?
Jack has strapped on his Strap-On Portable Vagina and is joining the women of the family at the ADELE concert tonight.
Squeeee. Love him!
TMI? We need pics!
Yesterday was all about the phone calls. Today is all about the emails. I may get some actual work done at some point… Maybe
Been Olympics “binge watching”.
I only caught the judo.
So that Adele has a pretty amazing voice. She easily matches the recordings live without too much trickery. She played all of the songs of hers that I like, so I enjoyed the evening. I wasn’t just the husband there there to fill the seat.
There, there *pats head*
We believe you, thousands wouldn’t but we do…
While I won’t be buying any of her albums I wouldn’t deny Adele has talent. She sings with emotional sincerity and has a great voice. Seeing her perform live would have been pretty cool.
The chattiest performers I’ve ever seen, by a long shot:
3. Jason Bonham
2. Bruce Dickinson
1. Adele – – She’d blather away for 10 minutes between each song.
What’s up with the talky Brit musicians, Van?
Means you have to sing less..
I think it’s going to be leftover curry chicken for lunch today
CP: The Best of Times — Sage Francis
Hey, we do this every few years: Desert Pixie and I have some anime/manga questions for you. Let me know when you can come up for air. :)
Anytime. Skype, email, or comments? Any are fine.
Thanks! My daughter was actually really intrigued by one of the teenage otaku clubs at the video game expo, and is now curious about anime shows.
She saw Black Butler at one of her BFFs’ last year, and seemed a bit freaked out by it.
Another friend got her interested in Ouran Host Club. She got a starter deck for some collectible card game based on Love Live, so there’s that too.
Any good anime show or movie recommendations for a tweenage girl?
So I’ve just started a new audiobook that is narrated by Jim Dale.
The voice of Harry Potter audiobooks to you Merkins, but to me, the star of many Carry On films.
Oh and the bad guy from that Disney film where the Spaceman meets King Arthur.
I am not a pubic beard :P
Boy, that changes the meaning of those David Bowie songs. . .
Who wouldn’t want to watch that?
I’m finally watching S2 of Ray Donovan, six episodes over two days..whoosh!
6 more to go.
Right. Who wouldn’t want to watch that?
So it appears that Olympic competitors hooking up and having sex is newsworthy these days.
Young adults fucking, the horror, the horror..
“Young adults fucking, the horror, the horror.”
Well, only if they’re doing it wrong.
… or very very right :drevil:
today we go in to sign some papers, then we no longer own two houses.
So today I was going to buy a set of Bose NC headphones, I’ e trying them in a superstore and the NC ain’t that impressive, I think I’m expecting too much.
I mean the blocking out noise was slightly superior to my current Phillips HPs, just not 290 quids worth.
Fancy some retro old school soccer action? Pixel Cup Soccer goes free:
My son took one of our computer monitors with him to college, so I ordered a new one with 2K resolution. Probably have to upgrade the rest of the machine soon.
Well you should just be able to play No Man Sky…
Or Privateer even.
Now you are just showing off.
Or Spaceward Ho!
I loved this game on Windows 3.1.
I ended up with a 25″ as it was $100 cheaper than the 27″. The price performance stats of the 4k monitors aren’t really there yet. I’m sure 4K will be a thing, but too new and expensive for now.
Horrible PAS night. Possibly the worst yet. I’m exhausted.
Post Anal Surgery?
Porcupine Accident Scenario?
Plebeian Auditory Subjugation?
Sorry you are going through this Jack.
I all seriousness, that blows dude. Hang in there.
I remember feeling sad the whale died at the end:
I defend Death Magnetic as a pretty good album, but my first impression of this new song is that it’s garbage – – and not the Shirley Manson kind.
Hey, maybe you’ll dig it, or it’ll come around for me on future listens.
I thought “Death Magnetic” was a pretty decent album. Although it wasn’t long before I got bored with it. I’ll check out the new track to see if it grabs me or not.
Man, I’ve fallen behind again. You know, it would be great if someone would record all these comments and make an audio…thing out of them for me. There’s a term that escapes me at the moment…
RE: Anime for Jack’s daughter
I’ll query mine about what she’s following lately. She’s been big into anime for several years (though the realities of high school have forced some changes, she used to stay up late on Sunday nights waiting for new episodes to post to Crunchyroll after they would air in Japan.)
I know that RWBY is one of her favorites, though.
Thx, Ed! I will pass along RWBY, although I’ll have to make sure she knows it’s mot my idea, and therefore, supremely uncool.
Not Japanese, but has she tried watching Steven Universe?
As for audiobooks, I would probably be illiterate at this point without them. Just finished up Van’s recommendation of the “Ninefox Gambit”, which I enjoyed and likely wouldn’t have found on my own.
How are we on this wet and chilly morning?
I’ve just won a struggle separating two frozen burgers.
It involved a big knife and plenty of hammering.
As Sean Connery once said: “Don’t bring a knife to a burger fight.”
Next week my schedule gets back to normal. Expect a play by play possibly on Tuesday.
So far this morning I’ve done:
Edits to the box set
Edits to another book
Cleaned two washrooms
Swept and mopped the main floor
Next up for me:
Off to the bank
cleaning the counters.
http://metv.com/lists/15-vintage-tv-tie-in-novels-we-want-to-read-based-on-title-alone In case you need more literature based on Welcome Back, Kotter.
CP: Assoholic — 54-40
The (male) teller at the bank was way too frikken good looking.
CW: Ray Donavan S2E8
Richard frikking Westworld Benjamin!!!
He looks so old..
Westworld is an uncommon middle name.
He carries it so well.
To finally answer Jack’s anime question: it depends a bit on your daughter’s tastes. What kinds of stories does she like?
If she likes Ouran Host Club, then she’d probably like Prince of Tennis, Fruits Basket, and maybe Azumanga Daioh. These are pretty popular with girls & women. I haven’t watched them.
As for Love Live, I’ve watched the first two seaons. It’s pretty good. It’s about a group of high school girls that decide they want to become idols. It’s fun. She should like it.
I also highly recommend Chihayafuru, but it might be a bit too Japanese for her. It’s based on a competitive cultural card game and takes a few episodes to get into.
Following up on Ed’s recommendation: RWBY isn’t technically anime, but it is definitely inspired by Japanese anime and games. I like it quite a bit. It’s made by Rooster Teeth, the same guys that do Red vs Blue, the Halo animated show. They also do RWBY Chibi which is more of a comedy show. :)
Let me know if you need anymore recommendations.
Thanks! I think Ouran Host Club was recommendation from one of her friends. She’s only watched a few. I’ve only seen snippets, but it kinda makes me cringe.
Yeah. Not my cup of tea. I’ve watched other reverse harem anime, but I expect more story than silly rom-com.
Well the BBC has ‘lost’ the finals of the women’s freestyle wrestling coverage, so I’m going for a walk in the rain.
Note: I said walk…
CW: The Tick pilot on Amazon.
Well ok then.
That’s not much of a “Spoon!” response, Van.
Yeah, wasn’t impressed with the three new pilots.
How did Sherlock describe the process of stuffing citrus fruit up a chicken arse?
Lemon entry Watson.
I’ll get your coat, oversized pipe, and goofy hat.
I did see this happening though:
Have you guys watched the “Surprise, Motherfucker” video I posted the other day?
Yes. Watched :)
Some fries muthafucka
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovodslmWjHE This is not that, but just as stupid-clever-funny.
THAT was funny.
Read the first 3 issues of Marjorie Liu’s Monstress. Loving it.
I picked that up on EssBee’s recommendation. Looking forward to reading it.
Excellent series. It’s on break right now but the first 6 are breathtaking in both story and art.
If you can get to see it, it really is an experience of a lifetime:
Getting ready to watch the final Tragically Hip concert. :(
Sad stuff. ;(
I hear they do Limelight live?
Enjoying a nice, relaxing day trip with my Main Squee.
Pandora is joining us and is stealing the show.
I asked a few folks about Boulevard Brewery 6th Glass, but didn’t actually get it.
Hugo award winners:
That looks like typical pre-Puppies card. Did they somehow get shut out of Awards-tampering this year?
Yup, a couple of no awards.
I’d found this article, but they both say basically the same thing. The Guardian is a bit more dismissive of the Puppies.
I liked the 5th Season
Amendment! My lovely wife picked up a bottle. w00t. We’ll drink it another night and let you know.
“It’s so much better with a TurboGrafx16.”
90s video game snob
CP: Go! – PSB and Kauf remix
We finally got around to playing Betrayal last night. Cali became the Traitor, but thought maybe an older person should run Traitor first, so we rolled for it. Teresa assumed the Traitor roll, became immortal and killed the rest of the family, Overall it was a good time.
Funny, Sophie destroyed us all last weekend and stuffed our bodies into her flying saucer.
Now that’s funny.
So today I learnt Chuck Yeager is on Twitter.
Somebody asked him if he thought he was a better pilot than the Red Baron….
If only this could have been rebuilt in Boom Box form. . .
Clever. Does anyone get all of the references?
I got some, but not all of the references. Although, I thought the mashup of the first one didn’t work. Klaatu Banana Nikto is a reference for The Day the Earth Stood Still, but the picture was of Ash from the Evil Dead.
There’s a pivotal scene in “Ash verses the Evil Dead” where the line “klaatu barada nikto” is used.
I got 2/3rds of them.
Some I wish I didn’t.
I’ve never played Twilight Imperium, but it’s rated fairly highly on Boardgame Geek
Did you see the review of Captain Sonar?
Will watch it later with hubby. We often watch Tom Vassel’s reviews when we are thinking about a game. We also both listen to The Dice Tower podcast.
This week I get to call contractor to get quotes to get our basement finished.
Waiting for our layer to call this morning. We’ve filed a formal complaint with the real estate board against the realtor who represented the people who purchased our previous home. He did a no-no and gave those purchasers our personal address here in Airdrie.
Since Kansas City is pretty close to the eclipse path, I’m almost tempted to suggest having a meet up the weekend of the 19th/20th August (the eclipse is the 21st August) 2017.,,
At the moment that’s doable for me but I won’t know for sure until next year.
I doubt it would be a realistic option (especially for Dead Paninites with young children) and the cost of accommodation will probably be high as well.
I can make plans at any time of year, but you might be right about kiddos and hotels. I know the hotel closest to the DP meetup wouldn’t be too bad, but it is a yeat out
Intriguing idea. . . . . Let’s see what the scheduling gods decree.
We might already have plans with T Cat’s family. I don’t have the details yet.
We’ll all have our scheduling restrictions for MMMmmmeetup, but I think you Kansans should be the first and last word.
So another slice of audio format history:
I recall the use of DATs around recording studios. Neat.
Blah blah blah!
And they also listen to the music of this Elvis Presley, with his indecent hip waggling!
Llama llama drama mama
Im so sick of drama drama drama.
What is going on in this world these days??
Finally saw Deadpool and Spectre. One was a fun but semi-forgettable franchise starter and the other was a terrible forgettable franchise film.
One of them features a sadistic, murderous insane person with a bizarre, roughed-up face as the lead character and the other is an R-rated superhero film.
Today I go appliance shopping.
Have fun storming the castle! :)
Ordered a new color printer. It’s been a long time sense I’ve had an Epson, because the ink was so expensive, but the new large holding tank models are suppose to provide ink for an eighth of the cost. That might explain why the printer cost $200 more than a comparable one. Hopefully it won’t break after a year.
If it does, we’ll take it out to a field and smash it with baseball bats.
(Or, you’ll get it serviced under warranty. I guess.)
Where’s the fun in that?
CD: pub crawl in Tynemouth
Wow. It’s rather windy outside
CP: Kirby — Aesop Rock
A rap song about a kitten. :)
I’m almost afraid to hear what Aesop Rock would have to say about kittens :)
It’s actually pretty good. The chorus is a line from his therapist. :)
This place was legendary in the 80s scene, when I was too young to go all the way to Brooklyn. The article says L’Amour was open until 2004, but I thought it had closed long before that. I saw plenty of Metal shows in NY/NJ from 1989-late 90s, but I can’t recall any band I wanted to see playing there.
Interesting article, even with the lack of proofreading.
Ok peeps, you were warned. It’s movie time
Today’s movie is Mommy’s Little Girl
The DVR write up: Raised in lonely isolation by her controlling grandparents, Sadie is finally reunited with her mother. Obsessed with protecting her newfound happiness, Sadie refuses to let anyone threaten her new life
Drivin’ down the road
Bad girls with bad thoughts get punished
Kicking the flower pot
The acting is terrible
You can’t take her!
My recording is skipping
Grandpa Warren’s “accident”
Grandma said you didn’t want me
Wow, what a busy neighbourhood
New daddy works for a toy company
She doesn’t know what a fist bump is
Follow temptation and you deserve what you get
Josh is such a teenager
She has a lighter
She’s messing everything up
Down in the dark
She has to pay
Going dress shopping
Giving cookies to a homeless man
Don’t bad talk my mom
The kids are lying
Don’t answer grandma’s calls
Cutting the doll’s hair
Grandmother makes an unexpected visit
She won’t hug grandma
Grandma is mean
Stop ignoring my calls
Pay me for looking after your kid when you couldn’t
Come grandma, I want to tell you a secret
Pushing grandma down the bluff
Bad grandmas get punished too
Oh my god the acting is so, so bad. The movie may be decent, but you wouldn’t know because it’s so hard to get past the retched acting
Saying goodbye to grandma
She has an unhealthy interest in fire
Teacher took the lighter away
What do you mean there’s still an hour left in the movie?! *sigh*
Took a small break. Cat decided she needed some cuddle time
Sadie is circled by death
Don’t talk to me
Sneaking into the class room
Sadie took them!
Destroying action figures
Big brother babysits
Sadie has social issues
Sadie’s having nightmares again
Learning the teacher’s address
Google maps to the rescue
You know, miss Fisher has been nice to you. Why are you offing her?
Oh, oh. The tutor saw Sadie in the wrong neighbourhood
Back to school after a busy weekend of killing
That’s it, daddy’s gotta go
Sadie’s been institutionalized
This why you should never confess to ANYTHING!
All she wanted was a Pepsi.
Ugh. I really wanted to like this movie. It had lots of potential. It was just so hard to get past the terrible acting
According to IMDB, people who liked this movie also liked “Pregnant at 17”, so you have that going for you.
The Boulevard beer finder says there are stores in Phoenix that sell Unfiltered Wheat. I may have to see if they are lying or not.
Yay Boulevard! I’m guessing of all the Boulevards this is one of the easiest to find.
They had several kinds, I ended up with a 4 pack of 7th Tank. They were out of wheat though, curses!
Happy Happy Hippie
Coldplay. Chris Martin. For someone who used to be married to Gwyneth Paltrow, who named his kid Apple, and who fills arenas, he comes across as pretty humble and likable.
The weather has finally decided to play nice. It’s a beautiful sunny morning
My browser no longer plays Amy’s Soundcloud content. It did the other day but now it just sits there and spins. :(
No Man Sky gets an honest trailer:
Zero Punctuation gives his normal snarky review of No Man’s Sky
Pack your bags. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-earth-next-door/
I’ve been working in scrubs at night, just trying to do surgery right
A little patient, yeah Its hard to see with the mask and gowns
You know I don’t like being stuck in the round
Could use some patients, yeah (And the sheets don’t change but maybe the names)
(I ain’t got time for video games ’cause I need you)
Gotta have more patients, yeah (Yeah, yeah but I need you)
All need some patients (Ooh I need you, whoa I need you)
Just a little patient is all you need (Ooh, this time, ah)
Paging Doctor Rhettro
*whistling solo/beeping pulse monitor*
A rare double post, hahahahahaha!
Her Miami Sound Machine is apparently skipping.
Clarke award winner:
I’m running out of time to achieve this so, I’m looking for someone one to pick up the torch. Ed? Van? Lo Pan?
Im more of a xylophone phenom.
I’m afraid that I’m deep into the “Children’s Taxi” god phase….
Been there, not much mana, lots of driving.
Couldn’t stay in tune even if my life depended on it.,
Van, Jack: We’ve checked on our end and if we want to schedule the meet up here in KC during the eclipse next year, it should be fine on our end. We might even have some interesting viewing options. :)
Interesting! Commence chin-rubbing. . .
. . . Hey, I said “chin!”
“We might even have some interesting viewing options.”
THAT’S NO MOON!
Though, if media hype is to be believed, we might all be sleeping on your floor as there are claims of hotels along the eclipse path selling out already…
I’m going to check if August is fully booked up holiday wise at work, just in case.
..and it wasn’t, so there is that.
August is a bad month for obvious reasons.
But after 30 years of not taking a holiday in August, I’m not going to feel guilty about it if it works out…
I know this is also back to school time, so I am concerned about those with kids. I can check the some of the closest hotels to the area and see what their situation is like for reservations. The optimal path is about 30 to 60 miles from where we are in the city, so that’s why I don’t think we will be impacted as much. Also this is a Monday around 1-2 pm.
Okay. Just checked with a couple hotels and they’ve had maybe 2 reservations a piece so chalk that up to media hype.
Hmmm. There are actually six on that list I haven’t seen. Time to practice my Netflix fu.
Ah Battle comic, enjoyed in my naive youth when I thought war was cool:
Good for you Yotes.
I’m glad the Coyotes are making positive headlines this year. Good for her, and good for the team.
Crap joke for the day:
Agnes married and had 13 children. When her husband died, she married again and had 7 more children. Again, her husband died. So Agnes remarried and this time had 5 more children. Alas, she finally died. Standing before her coffin, the preacher prayed for her. He thanked the Lord for this very loving woman and said, Lord, they’re finally together. One mourner leaned over and quietly asked her friend, “Do you think he means her first, second or third husband?” The friend replied, “I think he means her legs.”
The weatherman is predicting rain. I hope not as I was planning to walk to the store later this morning.
Maynard James Keenan is charging 55$ to see him on his book tour. At some point in time this guy just has to fuck off. Always a supposed bastion against Ticketmaster and ticket brokers, this guy constantly charges exorbitant amounts of money to see his bands/himself. Feh.
I would pass.
At least his biggest admirer will be at every one of his shows: Maynard James Keenan.
Had to take the car to the store. Stupid rain
There is truly a Peanuts cartoon response to everything.
Inspired choice, Rhett!
Asimov’s The Last Question has now been illustrated:
Neat! I think the audio drama of “The Last Question” with Mur and others over at Drabblecast was exceptionally inspired as well.
The last question has always been one of my favourite short stories
Without googling, I have no idea what Crisco is.
But judging from this episode of ‘The Night of’ it’s some kind of gel.
It’s manufactured vegetable lard
Saw Kubo today. Loved it.
I’m hoping to catch it when the schools go back.
Who the shit is Jared Bednar
Wasn’t that a character from the Coneheads movie?
Henceforth, he shall be known as Coach Loc-Nar.
I love you both
Maybe he is a distant relative of mine…
I shall investigate
Van, have you ever had a chip butty?
Is the pope a catholic?
So that’s a yes.
Are you certain?
Let’s never again speak of the pope and chip butty in the same conversation.
What about the Holy Chip Butty of Antioch?
Five — three, sir!
Five is right out
Today is national toilet paper day. It is also forgive your foe Friday. So, maybe forgive your foe after you tp their house?
I’m going try and make it play your Poe day, as in Poe Dameron.
Quoth the mynock, “Nevermore!”
It’s also Women’s Equality Day so yay for all the female and feminine pannites.
I’m not exactly sure what Musical Yoga is, but I will try to find a cherry popsicle. Oh, and play with your dog if you have one.
We still have a long, long way to go, but this would be a good day to celebrate how far we’ve come.*
*This as a Facebook post would probably get me labelled as a sexist mansplainer.
Just a coworkers significant other, who is in early 20’s and who is also a new Mom with a new cancer diagnosis…..
I can relate. Val, whom some of you met at the very first mmmeetup, is going in for breast cancer surgery next week.
So things are back to normal on this side of the pond.
As a I don’t own a house, I’m still surprised I’m worth more dead than alive..
Audible (US) is having an anniversary sale and you can pick up Leigh Bardugo’s excellent fantasy heist ‘Six of Crows’ for a few bucks.
On a lighter, but still apocalyptic note, with tongue sort-of in cheek. Don’t TL;DR it!
Now I stop procrastinating.
I picked up the audiobook of Maltese Falcon, I’ve only seen the film.
“She was so easy, she spread like Jiffy.”
Today’s Jerry Springer’s WT douchebag guest
Who else is tired?!
I’m tired of it, if that counts.
This album is making some waves. I’m posting the link here among mixed musical tastes for the historical infobytes about famous last stand battles accessible through the links on the album cover. Cool! Check it out.
This morning kitty decided to behave and let us sleep in until five. Yesterday, at around 4:30, she was being a brat and started knocking everything off my nightstand, one item at a time. I didn’t realize how much I keep beside my bed until I head them land on the floor: *thump* there goes the water bottle… *thump* and there’s my phone… *clink* now my glasses… *blip* the coaster the water bottle was on… etc.
Every night in our home. Plus growling at each other.
In spite of the naked Katie Perri in the first frame of the vid, this is SFW.
Kudos to the article for pointing out Morris Day and fucking Baltimora at the end of it – – and not claiming this is a 100% new pop gimmicky trick.
Oh oo whoa oo whoa whoa
http://imgur.com/gallery/dOf8c These are brilliant. This magazine needs to be on the supermarket shelves next to Cosmo and People.
I admit, I looked up “Scaphism”
Thing I learnt today:
The ‘fat man’ atomic bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki was named after the actor Sidney Greenstreet’s performance in ‘The Maltese Falcon’.
I did not know that.
Where did you learn that?
..and from the a different article:
The gun-type and implosion-type designs were codenamed “Thin Man” and “Fat Man” respectively. These code names were created by Robert Serber, a former student of Oppenheimer’s who worked on the Manhattan Project. He chose them based on their design shapes; the Thin Man would be a very long device, and the name came from the Dashiell Hammett detective novel The Thin Man and series of movies by the same name; the Fat Man would be round and fat and was named after Sydney Greenstreet’s character in The Maltese Falcon. Little Boy would come last, as a variation of Thin Man.
Bloody scientists raining on our parade of scifi dreams:
Teach your kids the periodic table by sinking elements:
So had a quick blast on the Centipede arcade game. Yeah, never saw the attraction of that game.
Taking the piss out of performing art:
I didn’t make it past the first minute.
You have chosen….
My next door neighbour had his garage door open on the weekend. I don’t know what he does for a living but in his garage was a Lexus, a Lamborghini, and a very expensive looking motorbike. What I want to know is, what is someone who can afford a group of vehicles like that doing living in my very middle class neighbourhood?
Not quite that high faluting, but as I walk around the estate I see a lot of expensive cars and wonder why on earth the owners are still living in the neighbourhood.
I guess it was a choice between the fancy house or the fancy cars.
Well, I guess I’m off to get a pot and dirt to replant some catnip. The cat doesn’t go near it so, as far as I’m concerned, the plant could be turfed. Hubby didn’t like that idea. *sigh*
Get Marc Singer on standby.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jidaigeki I never knew there was a word for this.
:'( RIP, Froderick Frahnkensteen.
:( sad indeed
Extreme bucket of win this guy. Let us not be sad but celebrate and rejoice that we had this man’s work in our lives
I could watch Young Frankenstein a few times a year and never get tired of it. Very few comedy performances even come close.
“Woman: [Usually flattered by the compliment and impressed by your confidence to approach her like that]”
IDK, such a forward approach might get you labeled a potential rapist.
Drive up in your Trans Am with some Air Supply cranked up on the tape deck, lower your mirror shades, and ask her to push Pause on her Sony Walkman, because the last time this courting approach was tolerated was 1984.
This is a beautiful statement.
He did a lot of films that brought me a lot of joy but his performance as Willy Wonka was genius.
Yeah, that’s about as iconic as it gets.
So I’ve almost finished ‘The Maltese Falcon’, going to rewatch the film tomorrow night.
I’ve mentioned this before and I’m going to mention it again, I love, LOVE this film:
This is cool. Must explore in free time.
CP: “Gray Matter Mechanics” – Allegaeon
Anyone wanna guess why “McChicken” is trending?
Answer… no you really really dont
Wait why would anyone have a problem with the way Stranger Things ended? Fucking spot on it was
It didn’t really end at all tho. So many unanswered questions
I think the point was to have unanswered questions so people could draw their own conclusions.
That being said, it has been renewed for a second season.
I’m with Lo on this. I thought the ending was perfect and left enough mystery for season 2.
Yeah, I recognize they left a lot of loose ends and unanswered questions for future seasons, which is cool. I can understand fan frustration, though – – that “gaahh, they left that point hanging!” reaction.
Ok I know we cant go into spoilers but to me there’s not a thing left unanswered. There is ONE issue that could be addressed next season but the series gave enough information that you could end it here.
What else is bullshit is that when other shows leave things unanswered, fans are like “oop man next season is gonna be great!” But for some reason this show is the one exception?
To me, this “gaaah!” is a compliment. If the show isn’t good, then I don’t care to learn the answers to the open-ended questions.
I can name some good and questionable spoilery things that I’d like to see explained in season 2, but I don’t want to devolve into nitpicking. This is easily one of the best series of 2016 – – if not the best? – – and it doesn’t warrant that.
This show’s my cherry pie. Cool drink of water. Sweet surprise.
Where the Upside-Down Boys go?
I guess I don’t go to the same sites you all go. I’ve heard nothing but praise so far.
Shut up, leave me alone in my rose colored world :)
The Last Man on Earth drinking game:
Step 1: Turn that shit off.
Step 2: Go to the local pub for a drink.
go fuck yourself.
I knew you would.
J0e! (I think it was J0e?) I while ago, I mentioned to hubby your idea of turning a storage room into a secret room by adding a bookcase on hinges to the door. Now I’m calling contractors to get quotes to finish the basement and hubby has asked we see how much it would be to turn one wall into book shelves and make a portion a hidden door to the storage area. I laughed
One step away from being a villain..
She already owns some cats as well.
The bookcase will have to slide open when you remove the candle. *sniff*
For inspiration I provide the following –
Yup, that’s what he wants. Book shelves that hide the room. I’ve gotten a couple of strange looks when I say I want it just because it’s cool. I’m sure a couple are wondering what nefarious deeds I plan to hide there.
So my booze of choose this week is:
Choice..I haven’t touched a drop yet..sheeesh.
I know I turned you on to poutine, is this my fault too?
I don’t think so, this was a stranger in the Internet.
I haven’t tasted the stuff yet..
Oh. Cause I know that’s what I had as a liquor at our place when you were here… At least I think it was Amarula as it’s one of my favourites.
My memory is pretty much gnackered these days, did I try it?
I’m pretty sure you did.
Well this is rather embarrassing.
Strange dream last night. So bizaare!!
I have yet to recover
I see you had the same one I had.
Excited for this album release!
I’m looking forward to it as well. Originally, I thought their new album would be a lot like “Pale Communion”, which was good, but not terribly different than “Heritage”. But upon hearing the title track, it sounds different enough I may have to pick it up. Also coming soon, new In Flames.
What? Not Chris Brown! So out of character for him.
My neighbor is making some Mead and we just checked on the progress … this stuff is already weapons grade and it isn’t even done yet! I shall be useless the rest of the afternoon.
Watch out for Norse gods sniffing around.
I want to be your neighbor now :)
CW: The Maltese Falcon
You see Sam rolling a ciggie, an event that is actually described rather verbosely in the book.
John Huston ripped a lot of the dialogue straight from the book.
Any time you mention John Huston, I’m reminded of his super-creepy role on the old Alfred Hitchcock Presents TV show (He played the creepy old gambler who bets people that their lighter won’t light 10 times in a row. If it fails, he chops off one of their fingers.)
So that’s where Taratino nicked that idea from.
(Without Google) it was a short called “The Man From Down South”, not even a full episode. But scarring for life.
The femme fatale doesn’t fool Sam with her sob story.
Peter Lorre is rather dapper as his character is introduced.
He was the inspiration for Agent X-2-0 from Stingray, the actor that is.
Sam spots his tail, the actor playing the young kid doesn’t look that young.
The Maltese falcon has been mentioned in all but name.
The cops confront Sam, strange to see a film with a Ward Bond and no John Wayne.
The FF gets a good kick in.
In the book Cairo is obviously homosexual, it’s toned down in this film.
It’s French dontchaknow.
Well femme fatales can lead to le petit mort as well, just not so much on screen in Bogie’s day
Indeed, in the book she does both.
Sam can take a punch.
The widow set the cops on Sam.
Enter the Fatman.
Sam loses his cool.
Trench coats make it easy to be grabbed from behind and disarmed.
Knights Templar info dump.
Sam has been drugged by God!
Well it’s by the Fatman but the effect is the same.
Yes that is ripped from a S2 episode of Blackadder.
The bedroom scene after Sam sleeps with the FF is missing from the film.
A dying man makes a special delivery.
It’s the Falcon!
The young thug is called Wilma, I don’t think Fred would have been impressed.
A lot so ex Star Trek people in it, though
The Fatman reveals who murdered who just not everybody.
The lost thousand dollar note and Sam forcing the FF to strip is missing from the film.
Time to open the parcel.
The Falcon is a fake
Since lead is hard to tell from gold in b/w it’s has to be said the Falcon is made from lead.
Sam reveals he knows the FF killed his partner.
He also explains why he’s turning the FF in.
Without the bedroom scene, this whole thing with Sam living the FF just seems absurd.
Loving not living.
The cops arrive, the End!
Ah it’s Wilmer not Wilma.
Rather enjoyed that.
It’s another film for the list of film adaptions that are very faithful to the source material (fuck you Ridely Scott!!).
According to an organisation with a pretentacious French name this was the first major Noir film.
You do realize every time you bash a film for not being faithful to the source material, you show your hypocrisy when enjoying the Marvel films…oh Mr. “It has to be faithful!” blah blah blah
But I’ve read very few Marvel comics, so yeah I can enjoy the film/TV ad adaptions.
Although even I was pissed they reduced Galactus to a gas cloud in one of the FF films.
We don’t speak of that film. And that was the ‘good’ one
Go epic or gtfo if you’re going to do FF. Show Galactus’s origin, then it won’t seem so ridiculous to have a giant dude in a funny hat trying to wreck the planet.
If you don’t have the guts to do Galactus right, why do him at all?
I thought FF stood for “Femme Fatale”?
I is now confused.
It’s far enough into the year that it’s now dark when I get up in the morning.
Today another contractor comes in to give me a quote to renovate my basement. Let’s see what he thinks of secret rooms.
CP: Diamonds — Susanne Sundfør
It has just occurred to me that the former tennis play Greg Rudeski reminds me of ditto in the way he talks.
So there is that.
Learning some awesome new technology at work this morning. Made coming into work fun!!
That song is just insane, even for Devin Townsend.
It’s out there, but that’s what you sign up for when listening to DT.
This guy loved the idea of a hidden room. He says he can already think of three or four different ways to do it and will show the various ways in the quote
That’s fantastic. Although, how will you resist the urge to show it off to every guest who comes over?
How many Deadpanites can you fit in the hidden room?
10ish, I think. Maybe more if we squeeze in very tight.
Just a suggestion that you should check HIBP, especially in regards to the Dropbox hack.
Ta for the reminder. Just changed it.
Taking the odd out of that headphones article:
These guys make terrible beer that is only sold because of gimmicks and super high abv. Fuck em.
I’ve had some of their more standard beers (5AM Saint, Punk IPA) and they aren’t bad. Their show would be cool if they focused just on the bizarre brewing stuff and cut back on the blatant advertisements for bars and breweries in the city they are filming in.
Here you go. Another person snarkily addresses the article and some other things
I have to admit the only people who have judged me on my lack of DIY skills (that is told to my face) have all been women.
I’m sure men do as well, they just haven’t told me.
Entrenched attitudes on how you are supposed to act if you are male aren’t just confined to actual males of the species.
Can a beer be 55% ABV?
Are you willing to drink something out of a dead squirrel?
Depends, is it high enough ABV to kill any bacteria and/or virus in said dead squirrel?
Don’t know and no.
Todays cool vascular surgical tech
Way over my head, but it looks cool :)
Are we doing the hockey thing this year?
In case you need a cover for your light switch
Are we required to repeat the saying every time we click the light on or off?
Just remember to hold it real firm
Better than Mr. Fantastic’s switch. That one stretches all over the room.
Another dream died:
How did the aliens beam a signal from Earth? Not terrible surprised.
Admit it Rhettro. You were calling your alien friends for a night of metal and gaming. ;)
EL LE ET !! \m/ !!
lol. You might be on to something, ditto. Maybe Rhett is actually a lizard alien in disguise. . .
I do love some of the right wing crowd on my FB feed going on about freedom and then going on about force people to stand for the national anthem.
They are also the ones wearing red hats saying America isnt great…
Their list of hypocrisies is so long it would crash a server.
Why my work phone isn’t going to get the Nougat update:
Samsung, I’ve never seen a phone branded as Ted, just saying.
Cherish the mind
Color your mind
Cherish your mental sanctum
Cower to war
Cower to war on the Earth!
Cursed to be by the sun
Power denotes you’re the only one who channels the mind
Channels the mind
Channels the mind of the Earth!
Cherish the pain
Cherish the name
Cherish your mental weaponry
Cowards remain on the Earth
Oh yah, I got my “savin’ the world” boots on, ya know.
My plan today is to have a kip on the commute to work.
Is that legal?
Since I’m not driving that would be a yes.
So someone did this:
I quite liked that.
The vast number of youtube videos featuring people playing shredding guitar, would lead me to believe that anyone could do that.
Well … anyone but me.
I slept in this morning. It felt good.
The giant Aquarium up the street is finally opening this weekend. This is the dawning of the age of the aquarium.
I’ve noticed a giant aquarium being built up street from my office as well.
My goodness, it’s almost as if you lived in the same state..
We’ll see how it affects traffic. Probably not much impact on the commute. Unless there’s an escape.
These are mostly terrible. And shame on them for omitting Phife Dog:
“I’ll bust a nut on your couch / so now you got Seaman’s Furniture.”
Article on breweries on/near bike trails starts out with OHSO, which I’ve been to because of meeeeeetups. Neat!
Speaking of Neat! Did anyone else watch the pilot episode of the Tick on Amazon Prime? I think Peter Serafinowicz is the right choice and matches the voice I expect. Just wish they would do something with the horrible looking new costume. I’m hoping the costume was just a function of a low budget associated with pilot episodes.
I have a thing about British actors doing crap US accents, so it rather spoilt it for me.
Is a British actor allowed to be the villain if he is doing an American accent?
We don’t get it here.
Don’t get me started on English actors playing WW2 Germans.
But the accent already identifies them will evil.
I have another contractor coming this afternoon. Let’s see how he feels about hidden rooms.
If he’s a plumber, he may not look too kindly on them.
So I gather from Twitter than The BBC
adaption of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norell is now available on US Netflix.
Fill your boots!
Weird but good stuff! Read the book first, if you can find the time.
Sounds like a bad day for Facebook.
Do you mean the SpaceX explosion?
So this contractor also loved the idea of a hidden room. He had different ideas from the contractor yesterday on how to do the room.
I guess the first time I just had the wrong type of contractor, which means he’s out of the running. I want to only deal with contractors who think hidden rooms are cool ;)
Now you need just portraits of the pair of you with eyes that flash when when the book case is opened…
Adding a m leads to moderator hell.
I really got upset while reading this article.
Zika spraying kills millions of honeybees – CNN
This made me sad.
Something about the Law of Unintended Consequences. :(
So Ed from Texas has racked up another year on life’s Odometer.
Happy Birthday Ed!
Happy Birthday, Ed! Make it a Texas-size celly this weekend
Hope you have an amazing birthday, Ed!
Happy birthday, Ed!
All’s well that Ed’s well today!
Well played Ed!!!
50% good news:
Is Killjoys any good?
Yes. We loved the first season. We haven’t watched the second season yet.
I still don’t understand why people are watching Dark Matter. *shrug*
We’ve watched both season 1 and (most of) season 2 of Killjoys and are enjoying it quite a bit. The season finale is tonight.
Yup, Dark Matter is just crap.
A friend told me one of those was very Firefly-like, I just can’t remember which. Even though we saw their ads 8,124,227 times while watching The Expanse. (Those and goddamn Wynonna Earp and Z-Nation)
Killjoys is definitely Firefly-esque. :)
Well, at least season 1. Season 2 might be totally different.
Have an Ed-cellent birthday!
Had a productive morning already. I cleaned 2 bathrooms (ok, one and a half), swept and oiled the floor on the lower level, and sprayed my kitchen counters.
Hubby is happy. I told him if we had enough funds left over from renovating the basement he could get a gaming table. Since the quotes are coming well below what we budgeted for… He’s doing the happy dance.
I did have one caveat. He originally asked for a Geek Chic table. Since those start at 6k US, and we’d have to get it shipped from the States, I vetoed that. I said if he could find a cheaper knockoff, in Canada, then I’d allow it. Now the search begins.
Gaming in the secret room?
Has anyone tried William Gibson’s comic book project?
I’ve read issues 1 and 2. Intriguing premise, but the jury’s still out.
Hmmm I didn’t realize this was even out. Ill have to check it out.
I think I see a ham and cheese sandwich in my lunch future
Happy birthday to a great guy, who’s full of life, even at this advanced age ;)
Yes, I’m talking about Keanu Reeves. But happy birthday to you too, Ed!
Can we start a new thread and/or FB forum re: 2017 KC MMMmmmeetup please?
Need to get work time handled
Not a bad idea. We will need to know what time period to start asking the local hotels about rates and stuff. If we are still talking about the eclipse time frame, I don’t think there will be too many issues with our local hotels, but it still pays to be ahead of the curve.
Well I would like to catch the eclipse, and I can get the time off, but time will tell if others can.
Is the eclipse viewable in KC? Or is it a road trip from there?
I think Cynthia mentioned KC is about 60 mile from the path of totality.
“path of totality.”
Clearly our next Album.