Yeah, that’s gotten old.
It’s been a while since I was first.
She said that.
My doctor laughs at me. She wants me to have more caffeine and more salt in my diet. She said, “do the things I tell all my other patients not to do”
So….. get into crack cocaine and hard drugs?
Is crack cocaine NOT a hard drug?
Such a fucking C…ough
To me, this is like, if we parents sat around the living room and made fun of our childrens’ friends for no reason at all.
To their faces. I’ve unfollowed/unfriended a bunch of people. I guess adults threatening/insulting kids is where I draw the line.
When media covers stuff like this, and they show “tweets” from both sides, they should really give numbers. Tell us if huge numbers are tweeting “Imwithlaura” – or if it’s 8 FoxNews crackpots and 1 President.
Yeah I also like the whole “twitter slams GOP (or left) over this or that!!!”. And the examples they give are all of people with like 10 followers and 20 loves.
I got you
Got my own dimension
You look like a perfect specimen
Best of them
Take you to my heaven
Come and be my vessel
I see your potential
It’s so electrical
Not how I remember the Sonny and Cher song.
I got Asari babe…
Oh, and happy Good Friday, to those of that faith.
Crap joke for the day:
On a transatlantic flight, plane passes through a severe storm. The turbulence is awful, and things go from bad to worse when one wing is struck by lightning. One woman in particular loses it.
Screaming, she stands up in front of the plane. “I’m too young to die!” she wails. “Well, if I’m going to die, I want my last minutes on Earth to be memorable! I’ve had plenty of sex in my life, but no one has ever made me really feel like a woman! Well I’ve had it! Is there ANYONE on this plane who can make me feel like a WOMAN??”
For a moment, there is silence. Everyone has forgotten their own peril, and they all stare, riveted, at the desperate woman in the front of the plane.
Then, a man stands up in the rear of the plane. “I can make you feel like a woman,” he says. He’s gorgeous. Tall, built, with long, flowing black hair and jet black eyes, he starts to walk slowly up the aisle, unbuttoning his shirt one button at a time. No one moves.
The woman is breathing heavily in anticipation as the stranger approaches. He removes his shirt. Muscles ripple across his chest as he reaches her, and extends the arm holding his shirt to the trembling woman, and whispers:
Random: U2’s WAR album is really damn good isn’t it?
Most of their albums are, you philistine!
I am what I am!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SO nice it posted twice!!
Yeah. It’s easy to think (at this point) that it was all hype and marketing … then you give it a listen again
So, after months of on-and-off reading through the 1900+ pages of the Knightfall story, I finally made it to the anti-climactic ending. I got it on a huge discount from Comixology, so it’s fine. I wouldn’t recommend dropping the $90 just to read the Batman vs. Bane story.
Science and Natural History Museum visited … Dead Sea Scrolls viewed.
We were also there tonite for Last Jedi at Imax. Goddamn that was impressive
Hope to see the scrolls in July
The “Dead Sea Scrolls”.
Very old writing in a language that still (more or less) exists.
The circumstances leading to these things surviving for nearly 2000 years is as interesting as the content which varies.
So what really struck me is looking at these exhibits which show what little traces we have of early human civilization from just a few thousand years ago … and then you go down the hall and see an exhibit showing a vast plethora of life from MILLIONS of years ago.
Unless we start petrifying humans, there will be little trace of us a million years from now.
There will be digital copies.
I swear to Hockey God… if the Avs miss the playoffs by ONE point I am burning these playoff tickets that I technically don’t have because they are electronic and not a physical medium! I’ll do it I swear!!!
Teemu Selanne hears your prayers.
Well, the Yotes beat the Blues (for you) last night. At least the Yotes can do some good for some people 🙂
Appreciated! Now can you anything about out best defenseman and goalie being out for the y ear?
Lost in Vegas does Cash doing NIN
I like their Spirit of the Radio reaction:
RYAN HAS NEVER SEEN STAR WARS!??!?!?!?!?!??!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!!!?!?!??????????????!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
Get serious with paper:
I went through an origami fascination phase. This looks cool.
Oh darn, I can’t do yard work right now because the baby’s in my lap.
Strap her to your body and get to it man!
Yard improved! No heat stroke!
I thought of EssBee, who’s a Roxane Gay fan.
Me, I never ever liked Roseanne or what I saw of her show. Tom Arnold’s war stories about their marriage (maybe shouldn’t have aired publicly, but) were alarming. So it’s a non-issue for me; I was never going to watch.
Still, I don’t think that everything is a political act. If you enjoy Chik-Fil-A, Roseanne, CNN, The Dixie Chicks, etc. – – then you should without guilt. But do be aware of all aspects of it. And if you choose to boycott, then I support that too.
My take. Some will disagree, and that’s cool.
Didn’t care for the original show.
Now I don’t care for her.
So Nothing there for me.
I enjoyed the original. I enjoy this incarnation too. The show paints both sides of the aisle well. And that was a mixed metaphor. Anyway I treat this show like I would any musical act who’s members views I don’t believe in. I appreciate the art. I need not like the artist
Fun little video. With no Heavy Metal, for those with Heavy Metal allergies.
I enjoyed Isle of Dogs.
I have nothing to further add.
Had a nice brunch. Now waiting for the play to start
How do they handle the big dog?
Now that it’s April, can we start talking hotel? I’d like to make a reservation soon
Yes. I have the short list. Will email. Sorry! I’ll also fwd my list of excuses.
Thanks for adding me TEB.
I’m being dense, but is there anyway to jump to the hotel’s website from those yelp links?
Most of them (though not all) have the website by the telephone number. It’s on the left side by the map on the mobile website
Thanks, I must have seen the ones without a website link.
When is the meetup?
July 13. Van and I are arriving on Thursday July 12 (my birthday 😉 )
You’re traveling on your birthday?
So the new laptop is 2 in 1 convertible thingy.
So you can change it into a tablet by bending the screen all the way back so it points in the opposite direction to the keyboard and this switches the keyboard off.
So you end up with a bulky tablet, that is unweildy to actually use (this is a 14 inch screen ..I dread to think how larger screens would handle) and a keyboard that is completely unprotected from whatever surface you rest the tablet on.
Who thought this was a good idea?
I tried it once and I doubt I’ll ever use it in tablet mode again.
Thankfully it works nicely as a laptop…
Why that is a reply to a post about the meetup I have no bloody idea.
We might be raising Cream Soda instead of root beer. We’ll see. I think that qualifies.
Watching Jesus Christ Superstar. Judas is very lickable
Judas is more of a kisser.
Oh I don’t know. I’m sure there are areas he’d like to be licked
..and it’s Goodbye to Steven Bochco:
Cop Rock finally caught up to him
Be careful out there.
Bless you mason rocket.
Come together. Together as one. Come together. For Hamilton’s son
‘I hated cyberpunk. Cyberpunk tried to erase feminist science fiction.”
-Kim Stanley Robinson
It did? Also, did it?
You ain’t fooling anybody oldman.
Yes, William Gibson and John Shirley sent armies of hackers and cybernetically-enhanced goons to erase Ursula K. LeGuin, but her powers of sorcery were far too strong.
Well this is a surprise …
I would advise not talking about football.
Chelsea Chelsea RAH RA HEY!
Liverpool all the way in this household.
Billboard Hot 100’s Top 20 Songs Of 1989
1. Chicago, “Look Away”
2. Bobby Brown, “My Prerogative”
3. Poison, “Every Rose Has Its Thorn”
4. Paula Abdul, “Straight Up”
5. Janet Jackson, “Miss You Much”
6. Paula Abdul, “Cold Hearted”
7. Bette Midler, “Wind Beneath My Wings”
8. Milli Vanilli, “Girl You Know It’s True”
9. Will To Power, “Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley”
10. Anita Baker, “Giving You The Best That I Got”
11. Richard Marx, “Right Here Waiting”
12. Boy Meets Girl, “Waiting For A Star To Fall”
13. Debbie Gibson, “Lost In Your Eyes”
14. Gloria Estefan, “Don’t Wanna Lose You”
15. Warrant, “Heaven”
16. Milli Vanilli, “Girl I’m Gonna Miss You”
17. Roxette, “The Look”
18. Fine Young Cannibals, “She Drives Me Crazy”
19. Bobby Brown, “On Our Own”
20. Phil Collins, “Two Hearts”
You’re the biggest part of me, you’re my inspiration.
Heaven isn’t too far away, Rhett
This is a terrible, terrible, terrible list of songs. The only ones I’d maybe ever want to hear again in my life are #5 and #18.
And #2 I guess, but more for a laugh than anything else.
Hey, you can do what you want to do
Yeh. 1989 was an especially vapid year in pop music.
#18 was the only one I would intentionally choose to listen to. I guess I would also not change the radio dial if #17 came on.
Tonight’s cult classic atvtye arty cinema is King Kong (1933).
I hope this isn’t an accidental bucket list of films.
We have the special two disc, metal box collectors edition of this movie.
CP: Oh No! Not You Again! — The Heavy
If you didn’t catch the Supernatural / Scooby-Doo crossover last week, it would be well worth your time to watch it online. It was really well done.
That was fun, she was a good screamer that Fay.
Which is the best of the big screen Kong films, then?
It’s shorter, so i’m Going for 1933.
I concur, it’s a list…
I’ve heard of one of them! And I’m in the know! Right?
I listened to the Brandi Carlile album after hearing her talk about it on NPR and it is excellent. But personally, I can’t listen to all these deeply introspective albums for hours on end as it takes an emotional toll on me. I need an element of escapism. 🙂
DITTO!!!! (no not him)
Supernatural renewed again:
And aren’t you a Crazy Ex-Grilfriend* fan?
*The television program
We blame CJ (but in a good way)
At this point, a robot takeover seems to have some merit.
Ultron’s defeat at the end of Avengers 2 was actually a tragedy.
Yeah, that didn’t creep me out at all.
Ready Player One – a visual feast and a ok story.
I’d like to catch this one on the big screen.
I gave in to my baser instincts and picked up Far Cry 5. This is also funny because hubby asked if he should get it and I steered him to Just Cause 3 instead (which is currently on sale on Steam). If Just Cause 4 was out I would have picked it up
I’m still playing the keychain-sized Space Invaders game that ditto sent me for Christmas.
I’m clearing up a bit of my backlog of older games. I’m playing “Shadow of Mordor” atm. Very interesting for fans of LotR lore.
I’m still mired in Far Cry 4. Need to work on my stealth skills.
Did you do the “secret” ending at the beginning of the game? Apparently FC5 has something similar so I will have to look at that before I actually get into the game.
I don’t remember. LOL
When you’re done, give it a try. At the beginning of the game, when the bad guy asks you to wait for him, do just that. It takes about five minutes or so of just standing there so be patient. The game will effectively end there… or just look on YouTube
I’ll have to check that out. Thanks. 🙂
A bunch of graphic novels on sale for $1.
I went ahead and grabbed the Darth Vader and Rogue One collections.
I’d definitely recommend the Vision books too. It’s not what you expect. It’s like a brilliant Twilight Zone episode.
Fucking that book, man! SO brilliant.
Hubby’s playing games on his computer, I’m working. One of us is jealous of the other.
Have a super birthday Amy!
Also, happy birthday to definately Lo Pan’s better half, Dani!
Happy birthday Amy & Dani!
Yes, happy birthday Amy and Dani!!!
Well it’s a pretty low bar to beat.
/ breaks out the popcorn.
Happy birthday, Ambassador!
And happy birthday, Mrs. Lo Pan!
“Early morning, April four
Shot rings out in the Memphis sky
Free at last, they took your life
They could not take your pride”
Thanks all! I’ll relay the wishes. And Happy Amy Was Born Day, Amy!
Yes! Merry Birthday wishes all around!
Happy Birthday, Amy!
While I’d prefer new great ideas, instead of endless reboots of every damn thing, I’d actually be OK with this. The original has some charming scenes, but doesn’t really hold up.
But the old guy in me dreads that the video game hero will be selected from some PlayStation tournament, sponsored by SonyTM. My inner old guy holds out hope that the game will still be an old-fashioned arcade cabinet.
Yes, but in order to listen to inner old guy, they’d have to take the Tron: Legacy path with an old game cabinet that gets discovered in an abandoned arcade, ignoring the internet and the world of multi-player connected gaming it provides.
Now, I actually enjoyed Legacy, along with Wreck-it Ralph. But, I think it would be more plausible for a Last Starfighter reboot to be based on some interconnected space combat sim that everyone is playing, but no one knows is actually a recruiting/testing tool for Starfighter Pilots.
Or… why can’t they just set it in the 80’s?
No, Ed, I want The Last Starfighter role to be awarded to the kid who successfully gets Gradius working on his/her NES by blowing on the cartridge.
You know how to blow, don’t you?
CW: Legion S2E1
Mindfuck!!!! But in a good way.
Or is it?
I don’t know if anyone else other than Lo Pan and I are loving the Lost in Vegas reactions, but here’s them doing “Heaven and Hell.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUxmPR0DvnY
I was a little nervous for this one, but all was well. I love their Boyz II Men reference halfway through.
I really hate the heavy cutting but I get it. In fact they had to even put a disclaimer on this one. Also I am 10000% certain they thought this was going to be Ozzy singing.
*maybe they mention this. I haven’t watched the whole thing yet
Oh they knew off the bat! Hmmm and dare I say they like Ronnie better?
Hubby and I did some cleaning of the house. Later this morning we get to take a bunch of stuff to the dump. Lucky us.
Hooray for dragging half-awake self and child to the rink to have her substitute coach be a no-show!
That’s good adulting there.
Always better to be the bigger person. Unless, of course, you’re at fat camp.
I don’t get the Joan logic, but I’d be onboard.
The Joan loginc is the stupidest thing in the world. I would love an Indiana Jones series played by different actors ala James Bond and The Doctor.
It’s like saying the new Doctor Who should have been called Doctor Julia.
OK, the analogy doesn’t really work. But still.
Oh wait that may actually work
Garbage dumped, ice capp purchased. My day is complete
Filled in my census and renewed the car registrations. My life is all set for another year.
Haven’t listened yet
And it’s been taken down so neeeeeeevermind
Here it is
There it is
The original “Planet of The Apes” movies are on sale for $5 on iTunes. 🙂
An application where MP4s evolved from films???
Charlton Heston evolving into Marky Mark is about as terrifying as it gets.
“Now I’m gonna talk to an ape. Hey ape. It’s ok. Don’t be afraid….”
Infinity War coming soon! I downloaded the Infinity compendium through a free trial, but I’m a little intimidated. It’s 1.1 GB, 850ish pages, and so far, it’s a mishmash of Marvel storylines from the past 10 years, and I have no idea what’s going on, and not a lot of motivation to dive into all that. I’ll probably give it a shot. Or I’ll skim through. Or I’ll go back and reread Infinity Gauntlet.
The brain on that Jonathan Hickman, though. . . He must have been the best/worst DM to play D&D with as a teenager.
Mornings no Pan
Our smoke alarm decided to start chirping last night. Luckily it was before bed. It’s a wired in alarm with a sealed battery backup. That means, we’re going shopping for a new smoke detector today
Currently it’s -15C and snow predicted. Spring, oh spring, where for art thou, oh spring?
The Shakespearian-inspired text, “where for art thou, oh spring?” roughly translates to “why are you Spring?”
I’ll exeunt posthaste.
This still applies as, technically, it’s spring. So, “Given the weather, why are you spring?”
Thou speakest true.
For those with brainpower and time.
Remembering Meteor Man…
Looking forward to The Crow for the next one!
Our main floor has 10 ft. ceilings. Every time we change a light build we tell ourselves we need a taller step ladder as hubby and I are both short enough we have to balance precariously near the top of the ladder to reach the ceiling. Last night, we went through that process to remove our beeping smoke detector. Today we go to the hardware store to get a new smoke/co2 dectector. Did we get a taller step ladder at the same time? Of course not, that would be too sensible
Good practice for when you run away and join the circus.
CP: Animus Vox — The Glitch Mob
Lotta mobs out there!
The spice must flow…
Well then I’ll tell ya what I want! What I really really want!
Your name shall be Mu’ad Posh.
And you shall be Gurney Hollaback
No wait that’s a Gwen Stefani joke…
I think it would work better if he was Mu’ab Spice
I’m on a horse.
Live music lovers rejoice!
Text I received: we have to cancel gaming tonight
Me: that’s ok since we weren’t gaming tonight anyway
Him: are you sure? When we’re we going to game?
Him: that’s good. It works better for us anyway, since we can’t do tonight
I have friends who don’t know how to read a calendar
Totally forgot I was the presenter in Gotomeeting. . . . I hope they’re all Ghost fans.
Well if you have Ghost, you have everything
That’s actually quite funny. I hope they enjoyed it, or at least the laugh.
I never look at anything weirder than AVClub on company computers, but it still could have been worse.
Speaking of Ghost… long live Cardinal Copia!
Long read, but very thoughtful and smart. By Molly herself.
Shouldn’t be a reply to Lo. This should
I really remember hating U2’s “Numb” when it came out. In fact I was so sick of U2 at that time that I remember hating all of Zooropa just on principle.
Reality is Numb is a pretty good song and Zooropa is a pretty good album.
Although “Lemon” is still kinda terrible
Puffins are lot:
Puffin raves will be a thing.
Another record breaking cold day here. Oh joy
Gaming has been cancelled for tonight. Stupid snow storm warning made people not want to risk the drive
I have cultist to kill.
As I hit enter, it occurred to me, that anyone who reads (any number of) Deadpan comments out of context would worry.
CP: Far Cry 5
I was getting concerned for Ian Astbury’s safety.
Why do today’s parents (of teens) not know how to communicate with other parents; to get the kids together?
*shakes fists in the air*
I asked hubby if the snacks and drinks we purchased for today should be saved for next week. He laughed at me.
I talked to a guy earlier who was just so odd and awkward, that I swear he must have been written into existence by Tommy Wiseau.
I greatly enjoyed “Ready Player One”. Yes, it is a shallow movie, but it was a lot of fun. It also stayed rather true to the spirit of the book while diverging quite a bit. I also thought the movie did a better job at building the other characters, though the ending wasn’t quite as good.
Someone pick Alvie up from the floor
That guy needs to calm the fuck down
Funny. The MVP award for this season has only 2 feasible candidates: McKinnon of Colorado and Hall of New Jersey; both players on teams that barely squeaked into the final playoff Wild Card positions for their conferences.
Right. And w/o those two there’s no way the teams get in. I agree with bot candidates
Food poisoning, really?
Booooooo either mall Starbucks or the Chinese restaurant. 🙁
Signs point to SBX, but both are still suspects.
Thank you Jack and Tiffany. Mail has been received
Someday I will watch this 15-minute fan film.
Someday You’ll be shedding your tears and then you’ll cry over me.
Someday I’ll be loosing this fear. OOOHH
This is actually quite good
I have a pitch for a sitcom. Every episode, one or more of the characters tells a lie, and the rest of the 22 minutes, they go to absurd lengths to preserve the lie. Comedy gold!
My pitch would be, someone overhears (or hears of) part of a conversation out of context then goes to ridiculous lengths to either prove or disprove that little bit they heard.
Cue the laugh track.
The solo flick might not be bad after all:
I’m hearing it shows a lot.
Back to work for the bunny household.
Canadians, cold blooded killers:
..and why haven’t We seen an option to watch the film with the voice of Martin Balsam or Stephanie Powers as HAL?
Or, we’re bland sounding.
Sore-ey, Dave, you know I can’t do that, ya hoser, eh.
What’s that aboot?
I think there may be a pbp in our afternoon
Today’s movie is the Netflix film, The Ritual
The write up: Four friends with a long standing – but strained – connection take a hiking trip into the Swedish wilderness, from which they may never return.
So the next time someone tells you, “take a hike,” think twice.
Drinking with friends
You know, I’ve often heard talk ov avocado on toast being a thing, but I’ve never seen it in the wild
Well, that didn’work
And now we’re in Sweden
Creating a mountaintop shrine
Pouring one out
This is why I hate camping
What have we learned?
Time to go off trail
A beautiful story
It’s quiet. Too quiet.
Until it isn’t
Because that’s not creepy at all
Oh look. A cabin in the woods
I think he’s freaking himself out more than anything
If a short cut was really a shortcut, it wouldn’t be called a shortcut, it’d be called the route
Bright lights. No big city though
Well, that doesn’t look good
He wet himself
Phil is praying
It’s a warning
Don’t follow the path
Somethings not right
They’re getting somewhere
Should we have a look?
That’s right, split up
At the edge of the forest we see… more forest
I do not value your judgement
Don’t pull the cloth
A bad sign
This is where people get found
Polar bear sleeps in his little bear skin and sleeps very well I’m told.
last night I slept in my little bare skin and I got a heck of a cold
And then there were three
They found their missing friend
Keep your shit together
I’ve got a knife
Yuck. Don’t drink that water
Good of Deadpan to die in the middle on the PBP
There are only two left
Do you understand?
Let the sacrifice begin
You will kneel before Zod!
That’s right. Shoot the crazy monster creature. It won’t make him mad
He’s kneeling before it
And I ran!
Then I screamed at it
You know, I was ok with this movie
Not with the way Deadpan reset itself. Or suddenly changed so I now have to scroll down after each post. But hey *shrug* that’s life when you live in a box.
Today’s the only day this week where I’m spending the whole day here at home. In and out of the city most of this week.
So, I’m going in for some tests on Thursday (nothing exciting to worry about). For one of these tests, not only must I fast for a least eight hours, I cannot drink water or other liquids, brush my teeth, or anything.
As the nurse put it, “you cannot put anything in your mouth before hand”.
Do you know how many thoughts I had to censor when she said that?
So I thought president dipshit was going to make taxes great again? This was the worst return ever.
Beyond ditto. I got fucked harder that Lindsay Lohan for crack money
Herbie went bananas for that one.
Was that the sequel to the Parent Clap?
Another day, another drive to the city
Cynful spotted one of their trucks during her Ireland trip!
I have a dishwasher to empty
https://tor-labs.com/steal-the-stars/ Has anyone listened to Steal the Stars?
Yeah, though it was ok.
The clapping for scene changes annoyed the hell out of me.
I hated the book.
Condo board meeting tonight. Huzzah
Speaking of the Foundation series
As someone who doesn’t keep up with politics or with #45 (his past and current treacheries); I did watch the Netflix docuseries on him. Really interesting stuff. He still makes me vomit a little every time he talks or walks or smirks, though.
Fantastic 2007 article from AVClub, listing 15 great Vonnegut quotes:
I am so frickin dry it’s not funny. Four hours and counting down until I can have liquids again
My cat was mad at me because I came home later than her lunch time
Jack and Desert Pixie
I got your card announcing th birth of Hollind Jackie.
Us too. Thanks.
We too am us got one as well. Thanks!
We’re glad you got them!
The new Ghost song/video “Rats” is beyond what I hoped for. Let’s see how the record plays out overall. Thank the baby Jesus!!!!
The video is kinda nuts. Great song!
Oh ohh OH OH OHHH
I was suppose to go into the city this morning but it looks like it might be cancelled. That means I’m at my desk doing royalties. I’m not sure which is worse.
It snowed last night
I have an appointment to take the snow tires off my car on Monday. *sigh*
After 2 100-degree days, elder daughter and I went out for a walk last night, and we were shivering in the wind. I checked the temperature on my phone: 73 degrees.
The Quiet Place was great.
To be Blunt… I’m quite a fan of Emily
Do you want sequins with that coat?
The power of Krasinski compels you!
This seems like one that would be even better to watch at home in your creaky house. (I mainly say that because I won’t be seeing it in the theater)
I had a nice go of food poisoning last weekend. I am still not 100%, five days later. Ugh
Oh Pixie, feel better soon *hugs*
Sorry to hear that! Group hug!
Knowing they will need a place to immigrate to, I welcome my Nibiruian overlords
I was planning to hitch a ride with the Vogons on that day.
CP: The Miracle of the Ark — John Williams
The episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with Sarah Jessica Parker in the old Country Squire Wood paneled station wagon is fantastic.
Also, I think Jerry may have nailed my baldness strategy.
I am down on my knees
Praying beyond belief
The silence deafens my ears
And welds the shackles
Onto my fears
I have been informed we will be playing Terraforming Mars followed by one of the three version of Clank that we have
Someone told me Americans don’t use the term garburator. Is that true?
I’m assuming it’s a combination waste bin/sex toy?
I see it in shows all the time, I’m assuming you call it something else.
It’s a little machine under the kitchen sink. You put your waste into the sink drain, turn on the garburator and it grinds up the waste. Often I see it in terms of people getting parts of their clothing caught in it, or hands, or whatever.
Oh. A quick google search says you call it a Garbage disposal unit.
Another CDN term you don’t use. Who knew there were so many.
I thought it was a forgotten GWAR album.
God damn it should be!
Ghost Stories – Brit horror film
It was a bit shite.
I’ve been told it was originally a play and it works better in that format.
Oh and watched the first episode of the new ‘Lost in Space’ series, not bad.
Seeing a few remembrances for Peter Steele today, on the 8th anniversary of this death. The world still misses him.
Is that today? 8 YEARS!? Dammit.
Tolkien’s been dead for 45 years, and is still releasing books faster than George R.R. Martin.
Now that is a *BURN*! 😉 lol
I’m totally stealing that quote. 😉
It’s officially the middle of the month. I’m going to book a hotel this week.
Sweet! Let us know where, when you’ve booked it.
Hubby has informed me he will be working late three nights this week. I miss him already.
The Terror is kind of a dark, slow burn, just like the book. But I’ve enjoyed the first 3 episodes. Unlike a certain Desert Pixie.
What streaming is it on? I can’t seem to find it
All right, you maggots, listen up! I haven’t verified it, but I’m seeing reports that R. Lee Ermey has died, best known as the sergeant in Full Metal Jacket and the commanding Green Army Man from Toy Story. Sad news, if true. He was one of a kind.
Confirmed. Led a great life. Big bucket of win
Rid yourselves of all the
Worthless crap in which you wallow
Here’s an iron fist
Of death for you to swallow
But you can call me the Salamanizer.
Foolish mortal you didn’t bargain on the power of the Death Pod, did ya? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh?
Now you shall receive
The heat-seeking moisture missile!
Break it down. . . I said break it down!
The GWAR quotes could go on endlessly.
How did we never see the 2nd half of The Expanse season 2? Ah well, more to watch.
This site really doesn’t like me using a VPN to read the page. Keep getting errors unless I turn the VPN off.
Tom Holland gets pranked:
A hubbiless evening tonight
I’m currently at the shop getting my snow tires removed. Calgary area has a heavy snowfall warning for today. Coincidence?
Crapjoke for the day:
A supermarket had a sale on boneless chicken breasts, and a woman I know intended to stock up. At the store, however, she was disappointed to find only a few skimpy pre-packaged portions of the poultry, so she complained to the butcher. “don’t worry, ya ,” he said. “I’ll pack some more trays and have them ready for you by the time you finish shopping.” Several aisles later, my friend heard the butcher’s voice boom over the public-address system: “Will the lady who wanted bigger breasts please meet me at the back of the store.”
Hubby’s parent council meeting tonight has been cancelled. What a surprise.
CP: Supernova — Liz Phair
Wow, I remember that video on MTV.
Huzzah! Royalties are done for another quarter.
Harry Anderson dead at 65.
Night Court was a huge part of my Thursday nights, as a youngster. RIP.
Sad news. “Night Court” was must see viewing at my childhood home as well. In a weird twist of fate, I’m headed to Asheville, N.C. this Thursday for unrelated reasons.
Well, crap! That show was very much of it’s time, but man was that crew on Night Court good for many years of laughs in my youth.
True, it hasn’t aged well, but I have a ton of fondness for Judge Harry, Bull, Dan, Markie Post, and the crew. Night Court was the racy show that completed the Thursday night, after Cosby, Family Ties, and Cheers.
Hubby says he for sure won’t be home this evening. He’s doing orientation for parents of next year’s new students
And the fog. Not only has it been a long, snowy winter, it’s been one of the foggiest I’ve seen too
But can you really see if it is foggy?
This video of a guy making sushi, while his cats watch is pretty cute and interesting (making of sushi rolls); but the cats get a little too close to the food for my liking. Also, what does the guy do with the screw?! He never shows us!!!
Listened to two documentaries about Douglas Adams and the genesis of Hitchhikers today.
This is the shorter one:
Yes! These will join my commute. Thanks, Van.
Well that’s only the shorter one, the longer one is :
Once again, we proved a letter sent from the US gets across the ocean quicker than it gets to Canada,
Jack, Pixie, I received you birth announcement today.
So my nephew give me his coffee machine that uses pods.
I’m that person now.
The hot chocolate was nice though.
You hipster son of a bitch!
I didn’t buy the machine though, you gotta give me that.
Bless you for that
Next up, garden gnomes and mom jeans!
(thinking you thought the coffee pod people were ultra suburban)
*says meekly* we use a Keurig.
Zero judgments. If I drank coffee, I’d have some kind of pod people coffee machine at home.
I judge. Real Americans chew their coffee.
Three statisticians go hunting.
The first statistician misses the deer by two feet to the left
The second statistician misses the deer by two feet to the right
The third statistician celebrates because they hit it.
What percentage of a coat does this joke warrant?
I’m doing a ComiXology Unlimited trial (see above). Just did The Fade Out, which was pretty cool noir.
I’ve pulled some comic series recommendations online, but I’ll take em from you, if you got em.
Oooooooooh good for yooooooou!!!!
So kidding. Unfortunately funds have taken me out of the comic game for about 6 months now, but I can give you some of my recent faves… I’m sure you’ve heard of most
Monstress (a damned must)
Saga (a must)
Chew (a must)
Revival (a must)
Black Hammer (please read this)
I can add a few to that as well
I Hate Fairyland
Locke & Key
If you are a Hanna Barbera fan, Scooby Apocalypse is the best of the DC Cartoon comics
OMG Low is a goddamn depressing miracle of a book. Black Science is a must too, tho I stopped a while ago due to said funding
I haven’t read a bunch of these, so I’ve added them to my list. Monstress awesome with absolutely stunning art. But, many of these can’t be read or sampled with the Unlimited subscription. The first volumes of Saga, Revival, and the first 3 of Locke & Key are.
As for interesting Unlimited titles you might want to try…
– all of the original Battle Angle Alita (v1-9)
– Rachel Rising (v1-5) from Terry Moore
– Walking Dead (v1-10)
– Lazarus (v1-3)
I won’t talk about Star Wars since we’ve talked about that plenty already.
This is probably my favorite book behind Saga.
Thanks, everyone! A bunch of those are not available on Comixology Unlimited (as noted by ditto). . . and and a bunch of the ones that just have the first few issues available (now you see the true purpose of CU: pay money to get series previews and want to spend more money).
But I will check out the ones I don’t know.
I do share the love for Saga and Monstress.
I’ve heard some good things about “My Favorite Thing is Monsters”. That’s also available via Unlimited. And yes, it is very much a means to get you to buy more. 😀
Wait – – do you mean the new Comixology original Battle Angel Alita on CU, or an old series?
Yes, Battle Angel Alita is the original story which was rebooted as BAA: Last Order.
Taking Boo’s car in to have the snow tires removed. We will have breakfast while waiting.
You guys are really going to make me choose the hotel, aren’t you?
I’ll have it this afternoon.
Just call up the Village Inn restaurant that straddles the two hotels and make them choose for you.
We will have to converge on that Village Inn for pie, at some point over the weekend.
Well since we all said we will go with what you choose then yeah!!!
Remember to include the hotel’s website..
You should get that cough looked at
I just looked myself
Straight in the eyes and saw
That I had to move
To higher places
So I took my courage
In both hands and
I pushed off the ground
With all my might
Ok, I have booked my hotel. They have my credit card number so I guess I’m committed.
Mazzy Star of 2018 = Mazzy Star of 1994
Lost in Vegas do Nevermore
Oh man, this makes me miss Warrel. I respect the guys gave their honest opinion and had to admit the brilliance of the music and the lyrics. Warrel can be very polarizing as a vocalist, of course, I’ve always loved his voice. Nevermore wasn’t the kind of band most can listen to and “get” with one listen. Welcome to the end my friend, the sky has opened.
Rhett? You have something to say on the topic?
They chose a fantastic song to do. I’m a little hesitant to watch.
Rich interviews Michael Sweet, who seems like the sweetest guy ever. I apologize for all of my years of snickering at them.
12. Any misconceptions about Stryper you’d like to clear up?
MICHAEL: Yeah…that we suck, hahaha.
CP: Red Light Fever — Liz Phair
You’ve been in a Liz mood haven’t you? I LIKE it…
Well this is a shitty find
I doubt if a celebrity doc cares about a 30K fine.
I try not to be that internet person in any social circle. . . But holy fuck, my back is killing me. No idea why.
Welcome to getting older. Still beats the alternative.
I love the smell of Ben Gay in the morning.
Me too until he has to get up for work…
Probably some fun stuff here:
Today it’s all about the spring catalogue.
The weather is nice so I must hide indoors and grumble at people passing by.
SUCH a dick!
I do! There we’re married again!!!
Now honey you know that always happens.
I’m sorry. I’ll try the blue pill next time
I was so proud of myself. I thought I finished the catalogue turns out, I missed an entire section.
I know what I’m doing on Monday. It’s a good thing it’s not due for another month.
Since Facebook is unresponsive in my browser, I’ll say it here:
“Never read the comments.”
Well-written as ever, but I don’t love his take. The soundtrack still holds up for me, and still gets frequent plays. And maybe there’s not much in the way of martial arts, but I think there are a couple of great action scenes.
Man I am REALLY behind
I never really got into his music but could always see the mass appeal. To pass at 28…man
Good link https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2018/04/20/avicii-28-found-found-dead-oman-tim-bergling/536618002/
Lost in Vegas does…. Joy Division????
God what a weird pull
a weird pull? What does that phrase mean?
It means that pulling that specific song from Joy Division’s catalog was an odd choice.
Off to an ice skating competition! Possibly the last skate of King George.
What’s went wrong with The Hobbit:
Jesus Christ did you just have a stroke???
I’m not going to watch 3 long Hobbit-related videos – – come on!
(You see what I did there)
This actually seems like a Red Letter Media level of analysis. I’m in.
Queued up the three and started the first couple of minutes of each. Looks like I’m going to have to find a free hour and a half to take it all in. Certainly looks fascinating.
Legion season 2 is deliciously going off the deep end…which is saying something considering season 1.
I also like what their doing with this final season for The Americans.
FX is on fire as a network.
Legion that is
And it’s goodbye to Mini Me
Quite the broad age range of losses this month.
He seems to have been flirting with death for years. Sad.
Don’t forget him in Harry Potter either.
I like how Verne Troyer’s death gets more play on this site than Avicii’s.
Must be an age thing….’/
I didn’t want to seem old and unhip, but I have no familiarity at all with Avicii. To die at 28 is awful, though. For sure.
The Lightning were just too good. I’m still pleased with the season the Devils gave us.
Agreed. And I’ll say it ad-nauseum, you have a goddamn star in Wil Butcher
Mercury 13 is a documentary on Netflix that is well worth checking out.
My poor daughter is trying to teach 5 non-geeky girls Betrayal at House on the Hill. Not going well.
The birthday sleepover still has 20.5 hours to go.
Get ready for the SYNC:
I could say “Someone has too much time on their hands,” but I won’t, because that’s excellent and absolutely should exist.
Under 7 hours to go.
Kitty had a fun morning. I dropped a bowl of blueberries. As far as she was concerned, I had just given her a whole bunch of tiny balls to bat around the house.
Tee hee hee hee hee
Because we can’t have wonderful things
SHIT THERE ARE SPOILERS*************
No spoiler https://news.avclub.com/starz-grabs-its-boomstick-blows-ash-vs-evil-dead-away-1825426163
But didst they sayeth the words?
Yes, in season one
“Ladies and gentlemen, please do not throw objects onto the ice.” Stay classy, Philadelphians.
Well since they got the Lombardi trophy last season they think they are the shit. Philly fans have always been absolutely irritating and insufferable.
By the way how the hell do you score five goals at home and lose by 3 still?
I recognize that the majority of Philly fans aren’t awful people. There were lots who stayed til the end and cheered for their team in defeat – – but Philly definitely has (one of) the highest concentration(s) of trashy losers.
The first two volumes of Animosity have been quite good.
Betrayal at House on the Hill needs a bug fix edition. A hotfix, if you will
We did finally play tonight, just the 3 of us.
They did come out with a second edition which fixed a few of the bugs. (i.e. the swimming pool on the second floor is now a hole in the second floor that drops you to the pool below).
You can also check out Board Game Geek. That’s usually the first place we go when we buy a game as there will be corrections and fixes to the game posted.
Interactive periodic table:
Without pads or tampons, it’s not a true periodic table.
Kitty likes to lick my wet hair when I come out of the shower. I’m assuming it’s something to do with my shampoo since she doesn’t do it to hubby.
Cute and gross.
Well, I think it’s time for a backup. I usually do this on the first of the month but I’m upgrading a number of my MS Office products so I’ll feel better if everything is backed up first, just in case.
Oh no. I may have found a new internet rabbit hole:
Totally forgot I got nominated for that album thing on FB.
Do us plebs get to vote on this? Link please.
Sorry, in my haste, I made this sound like a dropped hint plea for attention. It’s just the FB game where you list your formative albums, then tag (nominate) a friend to list their formative albums.
Thanks, though. Gosh. 🙂
I saw Black Panther today. It was very good.
Beat me to it! Ill have to catch at home
Ok now we’re ready to watch The Expanse, season 3. Hell of a finale to season 2.
I must confess, I’m enjoying the show much more so than the books.
I do love non fasting blood test for lipids, means I can have my breakfast and miss the grey ninja rush at clinic.
Alas the queue was still massive but at least now I can see Infinity War on Thursday.
I think grey ninjas are Chaotic Neutral, with leanings toward Evil.
My internet is down. Now waiting for 7am so I can calm and see what the issue is
Apparently my modem died. Headed into the city to get a new one
An artist you may have seen:
Lotsa Dragons! Lotsa Boobies! Hitler????
She’s right up my alley. 🙂
Those all seem to be missing something without the handwritten 1– sticker in the corner.
This is awesome, Van. Wait, this is a Lo Pan post?
Channeling my inner Vandom
CP: What She Said — The Smiths
ditto, I didn’t know you had your own game.
I also heard that Alan Moore, creator of “Watchmen”, hates DC.
Alan Moore gives the impression that he hates all of us.
You know what I hate? That podcast “Mo(o)re Alan”.
The episode about Alan Thicke was dreadful.
The Alan Alda one wasn’t half bad tho
So cute & funny #9 is amazing
I love every one of these.
Minutes away from Judas Priest! Fyah pow ah.
It turned out to be a special night. Guitarist Glenn Tipton has been permanently sidelined by Parkinson’s, but he came out to play the final 3 songs in the set with the band. Which included the one Judas Priest song you know: Breaking the Law, Breaking the Law.
So… Bob Dorough, who wrote the math schoolhouse rock songs as well as Conjunction Junction and Lolly, Lolly, Lolly has passed away at 94.
But, I feel it’s important to recognize this guy as a great jazz musician that wrote a lot of other stuff besides Schoolhouse Rock (as much as I love it). So here are two other songs he wrote:
TIL. . . .
It’s a bit Harry Connick, but a little more authentic. Good stuff. RIP.
Also, that’s Quentin Tarantino modeling in the first video.
I actually have quite the work to do list. What’s that about?
so that’s what it’s for.
Oh wait, maybe NSFW. I can’t decided.
That seems like an odd place for that. . .
That’s what she said.
Man. If R.E.M’s Out of Time isn’t the epitome of all things 90’s I dunno what is!
Vhol’s “Dispatch” isn’t the epitome of all things 90’s.
This Adult Swim Singles playlist is something else…
I suppose the butt makes it MSFW?
Er, -M, +N. I don’t even want to speculate what the M could have meant.
Butt it’s a nice but.
OMG, Al Pacino is 78 today.
What? No, it’s just 10 months, Jack…
Now, why didn’t my link come through?
I don’t remember synth trumpets in any of the Godfather movies.
Well, I didn’t see this one (not) coming….
First Aid Kit does a good version of War Pigs.
Delayed response: Their voices sound great for this song.
If you want to give some old gameboys a new life:
Another busy day here in Canada land
Another lonely evening here in Bunnyland
However! Hubby expects to be home early tomorrow, so I guess it’s an ok trade of this time.
The pigeons are being particularly noisy today.
Hmmm. I seem to have only done two of the six items I wanted to get done today.
In my defence, one is waiting for the bookstore to open, one is waiting on an email, one is waiting on a parcel that should arrive some time today, and the last one is just me procrastinating.
CP: Keep Your Head Up — Ben Howard
If ever there was a week to take a FB hiatus. . . . .
Justice at last:
Fuck him. Now he can get the fuck out of everyone’s life.
Fuck him. No sympathy for him.
I just want you to know, internet companies suck and if I never have to talk to mine again, it will be too soon.
Their chambers in hell will be right next to Ajit Pai’s.
Proud of AZ teachers for their march on the capitol today. I doubt it will phase our nutter government, but I hope I’m wrong.
Bumped into the dad of one of my daughter’s friends last night at the supermarket.
Me: “Hey, if the teachers are still on strike next week, then maybe we can get the girls together during the day.”
Him: “Sure, although I don’t know about that teacher strike. They’re already overpaid, and they only work 9 months out of the year. You know I heard a guy on the radio who broke it all down.”
Me: *Stares off into the frozen meats.*
I bet he still votes for a politician who earns a whole more and works fewer hours than any teacher,..
Yep. I did actually respond with: “But what about the email we get at the start of every year asking us to buy basic classroom supplies, like pencils, etc.”
“Oh, yeah, well they need to fix that.”
Same here today. At least in our district
Well that sucks:
Oh god do I need a drink
Oh dear I hopeit’s Fake:
Beer and ice cream, the snack of champions
Apparently cattle rustling is becoming a thing this year
The marvel bunch
My internet people really need to talk to each other
John Petrucci plays the Super Mario theme and it isn’t tedious.
So I don’t want to lose any friends here. . . . but I watched the first 3 episodes of Trailer Park Boys, and I can’t say I loved it. It had some funny moments – – it’s kind of got a Clerks in Canada vibe – – but I don’t get why so many of my friends and Rush and Martin Brodeur are fans.
Should I keep going with it?
– – Also, my glasses prescription has gotten so bad, I feel like I’ve got the Bubbles look going, these days.
I could never get into that show. Same with Letterkenny now
Never heard of it, and I don’t care if some other people like or dislike a show. You are allowed to have your own preferences.
Don’t you start!
He cares! 😉
Isn’t Roger Daltrey starting a charity called “Who Cares”?
Who the fuck are you?
— actually, Tony Iommi *did* have a Who Cares?! charity.
Faith No More’s charity would be “Who Cares a Lot”
Courtney Barnett says Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party
I haven’t even begun to start! Just you wait!
Good cause this day is all about yer balls!
It’s an amazing watch. I can’t say if you should stick with it or not but watching the first 3 eps of a 13 season show is like watching TNG and judging after season 1. That being said it may just not be your type of humor.
Unlike ditto I DO care if you like what I like. And ONLY what I like. So fuck you! How about that!
I didn’t actually expect anyone here to be truly offended about my feelings on a TV show. . . Well, except Lo Pan. . . .
And damn straight, I judged TNG on the merits of its first season.
That….that last sentence….I….like a dagger… straight thru… to the heart…
I’ve since forgiven Wesley.
My bed was nice and comfy and soft this morning. I didn’t want to get out
Blood Red Shoes – God Compex
Dreamy new shoegazy sexy rocky Blood Red Shoes song! Written on the back of a truck! Download for freeeeeeeeeeeee!
Your crap joke for the day:
After an extensive study ,it’s been reported tonight that the place in the world with the lowest levels of cholesterol is Staten Island.
Ok, I admit it. I don’t get it
This joke, and you, are awful sir.
Long awaited new Meg Myers out too. It’s ok but completely rips off the Pixies’ Where is my Mind in spots. It’s also about a minute and a half too long. ditto what do you think?
I can see this growing on me. Parts, especially the beginning, are Pixiesque so I get what you mean. The harder part reminds me of Weezer.
I’ll have to give it a few more spins. Am just such a fan of her last album that I may have to high of expectations
Rejected book covers:
Bravo. I’ve heard so many “quit your job and pursue your passion” speeches from clueless bubbleheads over the years. . .
Truth! Good article.
Let’s be careful out there:
Have you seen him dance?
Oh boy have I!
I feel like I’d enjoy Ed Balls more if I understood why they’d come up.
Oh you’re thinking of Ed’ s balls
Well they do say everything is bigger in TX….
Man, I leave y’all alone unsupervised for a few hours to go to the movies…and this….
*cough* Oh hai, Ed.
Mine minemine mine mine mineminemine
BTW fuck you for posting a link that downloaded a file directly to my phone!!!! That is NOT in the spirit of Ed Balls Day!
But you now know more about Gulls.
And that’s why I like the robins
Oh ooh oh ohhhhhhh good grief
Quite the wind storm going on out there. It’s torn the down spout off our gutters.
Hubby and I just ordered Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate. Basically it’s Betrayal at House on the Hill but in a D & D setting. We have company coming next weekend so we’ll play that.
Lost in Vegas just did a 30 minute react to Gojira’s The Art of Dying.
“I’m biased. I AM BIASED” -George
Jack and I were able to get out to see Infinity War Part 1 together today, thanks to my sister and niece.
I LOVED IT!
We concur. Have enough of us seen it to be worth having a spoilery discussion page?
Isn’t there one already? It has three whole comments on it.
There is the better than average possiblility, we may not be able to see it until it comes to video.
Yes, it even has a fun name! I’ll add my thoughts there too, when I get a minnit.
All alone this evening.
I went to see the Alan Parsons Project last night. The second half of the show they did the entire I Robot album. Fucking phenomenal show!
WordPress is apparently suspicious of the Alan Parsons Project, had to fee this from murgatory. Must be a Knicks fan.
Well it is associated with Dr. Evil.
Hubby is on a “two day retreat”. I ask how it can be a retreat if it’s just at head office and he’s coming home to sleep. He rolled his eyes and said they were feeding him supper. I don’t think the higher-ups really understand what a retreat is.
CP: Battle In Me — Garbage
Today’s supper left over Chinese food and a Trash Panda IPA
That seems like an appropriate name for a beverage choice with that meal. Especially if the leftover Chinese food is from Panda Express.
Leftover diarrhea? Also courtesy Panda Express
Today I have a bad case of Gauss.
There’s an equation for that! 😉
Don’t start static!
North or south?
I love all of you! So magnetic!
If you haven’t seen this yet…
I was half expecting the Thing to lurch out of the gloom.
Marvel or John Carpenter?
John Carpenter or Howard Hawks
Howard Hughes or Hudson Hawk
The one with a bigger aeroplane.
Happy First of May, all! I got the last blueberry scone they had at Starbucks today. I won’t be eating it until later this evening, though – I have been working overnights and sleeping during the day for a month now. Same job, just a different shift, and I actually like it. It was time for a change to my routine, and this fits the bill perfectly.
Was the Jonathan Coulton song really about blueberry scones all along??
Hooray for doctor waiting rooms. I get lots of reading done
Routine visit, I hope?
No it’s Poutine.
America, you are broken. http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-microsoft-copyright-20180426-story.html
That’s crazy. Microsoft’s distribution model shouldn’t be protected by law and he didn’t break copyright as the original owners still needed their registration code to reload the OS. The take away from this is refurbish old computers with Linux.