Well Pan, on the train, on my way to London.
There’s something familiar about this comment.
Oh, and echoing what the others said – sounds like a cool trip and look forward to the pictures.
I was emailed 20 pages of changes needed on a book. Twenty pages! The corrections are almost a book unto themselves
Alas photography was banned.
The exhibition was not very big, but some interesting stuff in there..and how cramped capsules the cosmonauts had to put up with.
I remember they had a capsule in the Chicago Science Museum and I had a similar reaction. Did you enjoy yourself though?
I remember thinking the same thing seeing a Mercury capsule. The Apollo was downright roomy in comparison.
They had the Russian Lunar lander (that was never used) and it seemed pretty big until I saw the Full size Apollo lunar module model in another part of the museum, it just dwarfed it.
Yeah thay have one of those in the Smithsonian and the cabin is just tiny. I cant imagine how small the Russian version is. I gotta find pics!
Did you go grab a pint whilst in London
Yup and yup.
Just a flying visit this time.
Dammit would I love to grab a pint in London…
Is that what the kid’s are calling it these days?
Well British pints are about 20% larger than American
You know your pints!
And they banned photography to protect the secrets of 50-year-old Soviet tech? Still sounds awesome. I’m glad you went, Van.
I suspect it was to encourage me to buy a very expensive book about the exhibition.
I just bought a fridge magnet.
Are you allowed to take a picture of the magnet?
I didn’t ask, it’s on FB.
I’m really impressed with the new Symphony X album “Underworld”. I plan on writing an Amazon review when I get a chance, once I get out from under these work deadlines.
Are they in concert tonight with Overkill?
I knew they were coming. I didn’t know it was tonight. I might be able to attend.
I just bought a ticket. LOL
CP: Laughing In The Sugar Bowl — Veruca Salt
Psst. The Seether’s Louise.
Don’t be a shit:
Another late night for hubby. The Flames home opener starts in a couple of hours so I’ll put that on.
Meanwhile, I think I’m going to make a strawberry milkshake
Dammit ditto! How good is the new Meg Myers?
Aren’t you going to the concert next month?
Shes opening for AWOL Nation so nooooooooooooo way.
I missed her solo tiny bar show earlyer this year and Im kicking myself.
CW: Danger Mouse 2015
I just found out that they brought this show back. Seems to be done to about the same level as The Looney Tunes Show of 2011. Nothing will ever match the original, but they have managed to update into something modern (e.g., utilizing cell phones) while maintaining a similar feel to the type of comedy that the original shot for.
I enjoyed the first episode.
Episode 2 was good as well.
You know you’re getting old when:
I was on the phone. While talking, I was puttering around the house. Among the things I did was take my iPad and put it into the bedroom. I then went to look for my phone to bring it into the bedroom too. I looked in a couple of rooms before it hit me…
I think it’s time to sit and read until the hockey game comes on
Sorry, you’ll have to type a little louder. My ears are ringing like mad from the Symphony X/Overkill concert. :metal:
Huh? Mine are ringing too. But it was awesome!
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees are out
Gods I hate Cheap Trick.
Overall a “meh” class this year.
They want you to want them. They need you to need them.
How the fk are Deep Purple and Yes not already in?
nine inch nails is a fantastic selection.
The Cars, Cheap Trick, Chicago (not a fan), Steve Miller (meh), The Smiths – – I’ll allow it.
Is it wrong of me to disagree with NIN?
Go and play some Quake you phillistine.
Your 90s card is revoked.
That’s all I’ve got.
I see the Flames are following their standard pattern. They usually do terribly at the start of the season. It’s not until the new year that they start to get into their groove.
Holy Crap, Soulier, do you have a lot of injured players on your team.
Yup. Time for add-drop-IR hell it seems
hmm thanks for the heads up.
CP: Brain — Banks
Working on a new track, it has a trombone solo. feedback appreciated https://soundcloud.com/souliermusic/symbiocity
So, who’s playing the sax? You?
I found this amusing
That wine has went straight to my head.
Oh so NOT piss
The technical term is pissef.
California wine as well…bastards!!!
Show you the way to go home?
Thank goodness for ready made coffee.
I never realized that the melody for Coldplay’s “Talk” came from Kraftwerk’s “Computer Love”.
I’m getting paranoid, that the second credit card that has been compromised.
You use it in London?
Nope, I actually shredded it, only the details were used with PayPal and Apple.
Oh sorry, so it didnt get compromised in London
Tonite – Helmet at the Marquis Theater to play their seminal album, ‘Betty’, in its entirety.
Gonna be a good one
To die unsung would really bring you down.
Although wet eyes would never suit me
No PBP but I just finished watching Predestination with Ethan Hawke. I really liked that movie.
Hmm. Slipped under my radar.
Your crap joke for the day:
At the touch of her lips, it grew long and swollen.
I gasped as she squeezed and pulled expertly.
It was the best ballon giraffe I’d ever seen.
Oo, I saw this on FB! My reply:
“Then she released the tip and it flew all around the room making a farty noise.”
And then the cat choked on what was left
No Xmas card from PETA for you.
They won’t be sending a Christmas ham either.
Ill take a roast beast
Sometimes PETA can be a PITA.
bread products cannot be trusted.
In least you’re a gluten for punishment.
-yeast + yes!
Sadly (thankfully?) not in their RHPS outfits.
No Nell Campbell? I suppose I can live with that. But no Richard O’Brien? It’s not like he would be the most important person being the writer and all.
I guess they didn’t want any Riff Raff in their picture.
Sicaro was a moody except cider in bleakness.
I have no idea what this means.
I think it is code!
excercise not except cider.
“a moody exercise cider in bleakness”
Nope, still doesn’t help. I have no idea what an exercise cider is. Is this something you can get at a gym?
I caught is was a movie. Just trying to figure out where the cider came in.
So, you are saying it was like Se7en?
Well Emily Blunt doesn’t lose her head.
You sure? Shes married to John Krasinski after all
Forget about the cider, it’s a figment of autocorrect’s imagination.
Exercise Cider would be a terrible band name, by the way.
Friday before a long weekend. Nice :happy:
How CDN elections are both the different (only 6 week run up) and the same (stupidity) as US elections.
“nice hair though” 😆
Today is Friday! We all know what that means. Time to clean the washroom! :silly:
Why was there a BBQ potato chip behind the toilet? That was just strange.
That was me, sorry. I like to sneak into people’s houses and eat chips on the toilet.
“Slowly Growing Deaf” is not just a Mr. Bungle song.
Also – a hearty “fuck you” to my beloved Avs. Way to start the season in the worst way imaginable. As if they needed even LESS confidence than they had going into the season. A big hearty BOO!
It could be worse. They could have lost 1 – 5
No, it couldnt have. They were up 4-1 in the 3rd against a team that has been the bane of their existence and they blew it. At home. Confidence shattered.
I’m still holding onto an unfair hatred of Zach Parise. I do wish the Avs hadn’t let him get a hat trick.
I wish the Yotes could get the much hated Zach Parise, shoot I’d settle for a much hated Tejay Oshee.
It’s Thanksgiving here in Canadaland. Since it’s just hubby and I this weekend, I’ll be roasting a chicken instead of a big-ass turkey.
Merry Canadagiving. Have a roast beast!
Who knew that Stephen Hawking guy was so smart?
“If machines produce everything we need, the outcome will depend on how things are distributed. Everyone can enjoy a life of luxurious leisure if the machine-produced wealth is shared, or most people can end up miserably poor if the machine-owners successfully lobby against wealth redistribution. So far, the trend seems to be toward the second option, with technology driving ever-increasing inequality.”
Where’s my “like” button?
I listened to an interview with James Burke where he talked about similar things, especially in regards to 3D printing. Very interesting stuff, especially the conflict between a scarcity driven market and its opposite.
Soooo all these fuckfaces posting on FB about how they are all going to boycott Campbell’s Soup do realize that FB is also anti-homophobia, right?
Haven’t seen that one yet.
Campbell’s soup mad a RAD commercial with a boy with two dads and assholes are freaking out.
Northern AZ and Southern TX Universities both in the same day.
I don’t know whether it’s better to bring attention to it or stop awarding these shooters with attention
Does it matter that this NAU shooting was not premeditated, like most of the others? No it doesn’t.
It doesnt matter, no, BUT I wouldnt classify it as a ‘school shooting’. It certainly doesn’t fit in the same vein as the others.
I havent read about TX yet.
“This is the third shooting on the TSU campus in the past two months, and the second at this apartment complex”
So no. I dont think I’d label this as a ‘school shooting’ either. Rather I’d lump it in with the everyday gun violence in every city problems in this country.
I’ve read and enjoyed all of the Expanse novels. Here’s hoping they don’t screw it up.
One of my friends is a little more than just miffed that the pot pie hat was left out.
What kind of Sci-Fi person am I? I’ve never heard of these books.
It’s getting rather dark and gloomy outside
Well I think I’m done messing around with PC innards. Tonight fitting of two new cards was rather laughable in it’s slowness and my creakiness and my need for a cushion for my knees.
At least the bloody things work.
Soulier, re: the trombone song:
The trombone sounds odd and out-of-place with that electronic background, but I think this is a good thing. It’s attn-grabbing in a good way.
Was it synth trombone or a real live horn player?
I also found the abrupt ending a bit jarring.
I can’t believe they won.
I can’t believe they won again.
Hopefully this is a trend that continues.
This is seriously cool stuff.
The next step up from Occulus Rift.
Well ok then, shutup and take my money:
We’re definitely due for some new Coen Bros.
CD: Avery’s 21
Oh yeah ya are!
What do you think of the new Metric, ditto?
It’s good. It hasn’t been an instant love like the past two albums, but some songs are starting to really grow on me.
Yeah I feel its really uneven at best. Kinda saddens me but there’s some good stuff still on there. Agree 100% in comparison to the last two. And those closing electomentals are just unnecessary and feels like album filler
So Rhettro is another year older.
Technically I’m a day older than yesterday. 😉
So any of you Vikings fans watched the new ‘The Last Kingdom’?
Rutger Hauer being in it is usually a sign of shittyness these days.
T Cat liked it. I saw one scene he was in and it wasn’t bad.
Happy birthday to Rhettro! :happy:
Have a grand birthday, Rhettro!
Happy birthday, Ruh-ro-Rhettro! 🙂
Will do Shaggy, I mean ditto. 🙂
Rhett is clearly like Benjamin Button, getting younger with each birthday. Have a great one, Rhett!
Aw, thanks Jack. Clearly diapers are in my future.
Happy birthday Rhettro!
Also, it being NCOD, I felt it was time I told you all that I’m bi.
NCOD? I’m sure you mentioned being bi before.
National Coming Out Day
Happy NCOD to one of the gayest fookin people I know!
I think I knew that about you Ess. 😉 Thank you for the birthday wishes.
What????? Its either all gay or no way! God hates the undecided!
Happy Birthday to Rhett, our Roll20 Master!
And one of these days, I’ll get our game rolling again. Thanks Pixie!
Hubby and I went to the mall and came home with new phones. How did that happen?
6 or 6 plus?
6s. No plus
S of course, I’m living in the past.
I’ve had this Tab open for days, but never shared it:
Bruce looks pretty good for 57.
How did we get to only 10 Friday’s left until Christmas Hell??
At least I’m not living in a box.
Happy Birthday Rhettro. I got my boobies out just for you today 😛
Mine are just out!
“Face it pal, you just hit the jackpot”
http://imgur.com/gallery/ZpFaG Whoa x100.
These are RAD! Here’s one more
Damn your eyes!
Methinks its your eyes that be damned….
Watching the first two Last Man on Earth’s this season – I remember why I adore this show. And Van there’s no cringeworthy moments!
I agree about the lack of cringing this season, haven’t laughed yet this season.
He’s more fucking annoying than Rimmer and that’s saying something.
Not this year he’s not.
blowing M&Ms out of his nose annoying.
We have really LOL’d so far
Knitterz With Attitude!
I’ve never seen the show, but I’ll side with Van to even up the numbers.
Gobble, Gobble, Deadpan!
Wow, Cynful, could we be any closer in points?
I know, .10
Feeling very middle of the pack still though.
Happy belated Canadian Thanksgiving!
Hang on to your britches:
Well Robert Culp is no more, so probably for the best.
Strangely, I have been enjoying and laughing at ‘Blunt Talk’.
I find it annoying
I wish I knew how to quit you
If NASA has their way there will be a person on Mars by 2030.
The biggest hurdle being getting everyone to agree on who is the biggest asshole that we want to kick that far off the planet.
*glances at Van*
Well as long as you take every copy of ‘The Last Man on Earth’ with you.
But what will all the people on earth with taste do?
Watch blunt talk.
Wait…. Playboy is giving up putting in nude pictures? Did I read that right?
I only get it for the articles.
I only get it for the cartoon females.
I’ve never bought an issue.
Not exactly shocking…
If I wanted to shock you I would use electrodes.
Turn me on…
I wonder if Juggs Magazine will follow up with the same format change.
It’ll just be about pottery making.
I think every weekend should be three days long.
I would argue for four.
Do I hear five?
Going for brunch with the boss in an hour.
I like these. We usually spend long enough that I can then take the rest of the day off.
Holy shot, Gloryhammer… look at those fucking band photos
Added a few additions of my own. No pictures though.
“In 1992, war has returned to the galaxy.”
You have just made an incredible discovery.
FUCK ME i CANT WAIT TO LISTEN TO THIS
Let’s keep our statements separate shall we? I’d hate to agree to one and find I’m on the hook for both.
Oh its all or nothing with me, my friend.
Your German word for the day:
Which translate as cloud cuckoo land.
Das ist verruckt!
Dirty diesel engine.
Damn woodpecker is drumming on my house again.
I loved that movie.
Oh, I see what you did there
Been out of town for a week.
Now I am not.
Watched “Ghostbusters” last night for the first time in decades.
Had forgotten how much fun that movie is. Just about everyone in that film turns in a performance that far exceeds what that type of movie requires.
Some great lines as well –
– “Back off man! I’m a Scientist.”
– “Shhh Listen! Do you smell that?”
– Sigorney, possessed “I want you inside me.”
Bill “It seems a little crowded. I think there are two or three people in there already.”
The only issue I ever bought was the one with Raquel Welch.
I think I still have it some where because, … Raquel Welch.
*whistles theme to Fall Guy*
CW: Fargo S2E1
Some serious actors here..and Ted Danson.
Kirsten Dunst eating Tater tots with ketchup…will wonders never end?
Which part of that is a wonder?
All of it.
A little slice of history:
This guy is funny.
Some how he manages to get the frothing masses on Facebook to think he is the social media contact for companies that have run ads with same sex couples and then he takes their comments. Often quite Hilarious.
He’s guilty of feeding the trolls, but still damn funny.
I try not to post these kinds of listy things too too often, but this one is by the brilliant and insane and Canadian artist himself.
I’ll have to explore some of these.
And one more – – https://screen.yahoo.com/live/event/paleyfest-ash-vs-evil-dead
It’s 45 minutes long, but full of Bruce Campbell’s cursy wit.
That was fun.
Where can I find this “Ash vs. the Evil Dead” show?
Starz! (or…um.. “other” means)
Has it offically started yet?
It starts, perfectly, on Halloween
Another lonely evening in store for this Bunny.
There will probably be a play by play later today. Woman in Black 2 is next on my list. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2339741/?ref_=nv_sr_2).
Have you seen the Daniel Radcliffe one?
Yup. I’m pretty sure I did a PbP of it way back when. It actually wasn’t too bad. I don’t expect this one to be on the same level, though.
Once again, I have gotten so caught up in my work, I forgot to have breakfast. Now it’s time to search for something to rectify that matter.
A cool write-up on what chivalry really is.
May be NSFW for language.
Oooooh! Random Heroes 3 goes free:
Well Pan, you were warned. It’s movie time
Two out of three ain’t bad
The telltale heart
War. What is it good for?
All night train
Hot for teacher
Strangers in the night
The wheels on the bus
Baby don’t cry
Tombstone every mile
Keepers = jeepers
Living on a prayer
Sleep! Sleep! Beauty bright
Take up thy stethoscope and walk
Stairway to heaven
Writing on the wall
Nothing grows in shadows
Little Jack Horner
She’s so cold
You taught me to let go
Gloom despair and agony on me
Hiding under covers
Cemeteries of London
The hat box
I’ll be watching you
A lost village
Edward the bear
Locked in a room
Out of the cellar
When the lights go out
Songs of Joyce
You can close your eyes
Running with the devil
Like a nightmare
Crying in the rain
It’s a jeep thing
Rock a bye baby
Ripping out a rotten floor
I’m forever blowing bubbles
This was actually an ok movie
Better than the first?
Definitely on par. It was done in such a way you really didn’t need to see the first to know what was going on in this one
I hate it when a book disappoints me, especially when it’s the third book in a series and the first two were pretty good.
Re-reading “The Foundation” trilogy ?
Was it Vaguebook, part 3?
Um… Go Yotes?
I can’t believe they won their first 3 games.
Let’s hope this trend continues.
JW: The Leftovers S2E2
Bloody hell this series is really fucked up..in a good way.
Today I spend my morning inputting numbers in to the computer
I agree with quite a few of these, including 48:
Actually, a lot of these apply to us. I know hubby loves to do #48. My cupboard has a number of almost empty boxes until hubby feels he has enough for a full bowl mixture.
Hmmmm. Anyone we know?
Essbee, there’s a new detective from the BBC called River that Stars the prof from the Thor films.
It reminds me of a short lived Jeff Goldblum TV series called Raines but grittier.
I’m it will get shown on BBC America sooner rather than later.
Went in for a stress test this morning. They had Fox News on in the waiting room.
I’m not sure if that was supposed to be part of the test.
perhaps that was meant for an intelligence test?
Sick fucking twisted horrible scum of the earth.
*Not a response to J0es comment.
just pre-ordered fallout 4 pip boy edition. I am going to wear my pip boy everywhere.
I ordered the regular version. I think I’m a little jealous now.
Great character, just never done properly. They usually just make him a Batman in white.
Right. Im excited theyll do it proper this time
Is Nolan directing?
You did what I see there
CP: Seventeen – Sjowgren
I wonder if I should make cookies tomorrow.
+and mail them to Colorado
Hubby has requested lemon almond cookies
Lemon?? Come on, John, don’t let us all down.
These are his favourite of all the cookies I bake
Darn, looks likes Netflix has nabbed for international distribution:
Let’s go Yotes!!
Oh my gosh, it’s Pee Wee Herman’s nemesis, Francis Buxton on Agents of SHIELD!
They can just foil him with some trick gum.
Hubby has left for work. Now it’s time to clean the washroom and then bake some cookies :happy:
I’ve decided I’m feeling a little lazy. I’m NOT going to clean the washroom this weekend.
Straight to the cookies it is.
Cookies are in the oven! Soon my house will smell like baked goodness.
The neighborhood crackpot has put up a new message on his homemade yard billboard. For a long time it’s read “Obama is a Moslem.” Now it’s “Trump for President!!!!!!!!!
You really live in a wacky section of Longmont. That’s the way most of the city used to be you know.
You know before the Moslems with money from California and Texas moved in to take er jerbs.
And lesbos, don’t forget
I didn’t want to say anything, Ess, but I think there might be lesbians living in your neighborhood.
That’s an island off of the coast of Greece.
How much better would Grease have been if the love story was between Sandy and Rizzo?
We go together like…
Tell me more, tell me more.
You have to wonder just how deeply displaced from reality the “Obama is a Moslem” / “Trump for President!!!!!!!!!” neighbor really is.
Would it be too subtle to put a sign next to it that reads “I bid 1 no Trump”
Is it Friday yet?
I vote yes, though until marching contest season is over for my daughter in another week, time is largely a blur.
And people say American business leaders are silly.
I fear for CAWKI.
Canadians Against Warring Koyukuk Insurgents?
La Pumpkin Nostra ?
CW: San Andreas
Question: is Paul Giamatti the Richard Dreyfuss of our time?
I might need to sequester myself in a cave for awhile to ponder this one.
Would Paul Giamatti sculpt a better mashed potato mountain?
Let’s try Giamatti out with some dialogue. Picture him saying the following:
“This was no boat accident.”
Marsha Mason: “I thought you said you were decent.”
Giamatti: “I am decent. I also happen to be naked.”
“We’re actors. We’re the opposite of people.”
“I am the most renowned killer of fish in the whole United States Army Air Force.”
“You’re the most beautiful, exciting thing I’ve ever seen in my life and I don’t know anything about you.”
Yup. I think Giamatti works.
On kindle, nobody can see your unread book pile, NOBODY!!!
Crap joke for the day:
I’ve invented a new sexual position. All you do is lie back to back with your partner, wait till they fall asleep and quietly masturbate.
I’ll call it “marriage.”
enter 1 for “laugh”
enter 2 for “cry”
Soulier over for gaming. So far I’ve won the first two games of Camel Up
And the bunny wins at Magic :happy:
Vikings with horned helmets? WTF Moffat WTF!
Oh you mean they never wore those……? Hmmmm imagine that
Ah, the things we must suspend our disbelief for…
Let’s go Mets
We did a cooperative magic game against a zombie hoard. We won
Today has been a good gaming day
Now… Jack the Ripper rummy
Coop Magic sounds interesting. . .
Although all we have are the hokey starter decks.
Hubby won Jack the Ripper Rummy.
Bring that to the orgy and you’ll be a fun guy.
I saw what you did there!
Currently fighting the urge to pick apart their “scientific” test procedures. Taint easy.
So now you know:
Crimson Peak was ok-ish.
Gorgeously ok-ish, though. Every shot is a sight to behold.
Agreed, gothic overload.
🙁 Dang Syfy
Go fuck yourself siffy.
It was a good ending. Quite frankly, it was hard to see where the show could go in a forth season with the way season three wrapped up.
That said, I had no idea there was an MMO game to go along with the show…and really don’t care about that idea anyway.
I do have to thank EssBee for the tip about “Show Me A Hero.” Only 2 episodes in, but it’s great David Simon stuff.
Apparently Dominion has been cancelled as well. Now that one disappoints me. Was looking forward to seeing how they played Lucifer in the third season.
Yet that piece of shit Dark Space got a S2.
I prefer the characters and story of Defiance, but potato,potato
Granted I havent seen all of 3 yet
Working on a soundtrack for a post apocalyptic world mini web series. It’s dark. https://soundcloud.com/souliermusic/solar-flare-soundtrack
Will definitely give a listen! Thanks for sharing.
Today is voting day here in Canadaland. Finally, the campaigning will be over.
(this may seem sarcastic since we only had three months of campaigning but it was the longest run Canada has ever had so it seemed like forever to us here in the GWN)
How could you possibly make an informed voting decision without 24 preceding months of expensive, frivolous hand-waving and finger-pointing?
John Oliver did a commentary on our election yesterday. It’s on our DVR and we’ll watch it tonight but I here it’s quite funny.
“inside the chamber of cryo-genetical fire
A magical wizard is doing a spell
Powered by robots, a whole (???) coming to life”*
*all sung in a strong Swedish accent. Did I mention that you should treat yourself to the Flash Gordon-y :metal: wonder of Gloryhammer?
I love this. May I also sing the praises of Turbowolf. Christ is that new album great
Ok, that John Oliver sketch was priceless. I highly recommend you find and watch it.
(I’d find a link but most of them don’t seem to work here in Canada)
This seems to be it.
And that was brilliant. 😀
SPEAKING of “Swedish accent” (see above)
I just received this from a pal –
Because I KNOW you are wondering what a bunch of Swedes would do in a room full of vintage synths and instruments on a cold Arctic winter night:
Last Man On Earth LOLZ
Its so good!
I’ll judge for myself when I watch it on my break.
In MacDs, cos a shit series deserves to be watched eating shit food.
Bloody hell, do you lot laugh at Schindlers List?
I just wanted to punch January Jones as she tortured Phil.
Aw Van. youre losing credibility here slowly but surly.
Don’t call me Shirley.
I didnt I called you Slowly.
That sounds the same with your accent.
Ha! “Accent”. Dont you know the Western U.S has the plainest speak of all?
I know they claim that, but whether it’s true is a whole different ballgame.
The California Valley begs to differ
And, Trailer 3 is now here:
JJ, you better not screw us over!
Highly unlikely. This already has the look and feel of Star Wars. Classic Star Wars
Cool. My only concern would be J.J. Abrams fan servicing.
Pixie says, “It looks awesome. The end.”
Considering that most of the big cinemas chains in the uk computers crashed due to people buying tickets I don’t think I’ll be checking it out Xmas day.
Also a bit worried they seem to be retreading plot of the original 1977 film.
Because that wasnt a retread of other films? And if it is? Ah well! Stormtrropes and Tie Fighters and Sith lords and cute desert girl and HanLukeChewieLeia
I was thinking of the Death Star magnitude weapon.
I’ll take fan service over…um… the predecessors’s self service
I’m trying to think of a film where fan service ruined it. I’m coming up with blanks. Anyone care to share an example?
I mean MAYBE the second Star Trek film trying to shoehorn in a Khaaaaaaaaaaan!!!!! storyline but other than that, yeah Im not sure eother
That 2nd JJ Star Trek movie is the perfect example of crappy, excessive fan servicing.
The first JJ Star Trek is loaded with it too, to be clear, but that mostly felt fun and appropriate and satisfying.
I think it most likely that most fans will either love it or hate it. There will be little in between. There is no way to make something that all the fans will like and biggest trap that Abrams could fall into is trying to please everyone. My hopes are still reasonable. But, I think my best bet is to take Mark Hamil’s advice and just go into it expecting to see a good movie and enjoy myself rather than expect to relive what I had in 1977.
But this *is* a new Star Wars *movie*, so it’s impossible to completely disconnect it from that transcendental experience from our childhoods. Animated series and musical Xmas specials are one thing, but our expectations are naturally set too high for the major theatrical releases (My theory on why the decent-to-good prequel films are widely considered the worst films ever made).
I’ll be happy if VII as good as that first JJ Trek movie.
Well it was ok is a possibility.
So TEB, it appears your country has moved a bit left.
It’s just a jump … to the left
Well I don’t know enough about Canadian politics as to whether it was a jump or a baby step..
Ticket to Ride goes free on the App Store:
Work is too much fun. And by too much, I mean not at all.
Look at it this way. It could be worse. You could live in a Star Trek world where money doesn’t exist (on Earth anyway), but people still have to work, sometimes in jobs they don’t like. In other words, you could do a job you don’t like and get absolutely nothing in return.
(seriously, *hugs*, ditto)
I never did see/hear that explained clearly. . . I once saw a scene where Picard lectured someone on how humans worked for the betterment of themselves and humanity – – but this was coming from the captain of a freaking starship. I always wondered if the plumbers would make the same speech.
We have a new leader… or will in two weeks when he is sworn in. This leader is the son of a previous leader. I hope he learned something from the US when they had the same thing.
I look forward to Canada invading Belize….
Me too. I want to have the job of sitting on the beach “watching” for anybody who would try to oust us.
On a related not to an above post, it looks like John Oliver won’t be going to CDN jail.
Oooooh ‘From Bedroom to Billions’ is on UK Netflix.
It’s a documentary about the UK part in computers and gaming.
Even has an interview with the guy who wrote Manic Miner.
Watched “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” last weekend.
It was a surprisingly enjoyable film. “Surprisingly” because I knew absolutely nothing about it but also I thought it was all around very well done..
No chemistry between the leads and the film makers had a rather flexible view of geography.
I will say that I was confused about locations at first (thought it might be California, then Texas, then guessed east coast) but then I was enjoying it enough that I just gave in and let all that slide.
Off to run some errands.
CW: Fargo S2E2
Now THIS is good.
Looking forward to that one
At least it will be better than “The Leftovers”.
I wouldn’t go that far.
So Dr Zhivago is getting re-released at the cinemas:
This is one of those classic films I’ve only seen clips of.
Julie Christie /swoon
I wasn’t even aware Rod Steiger was in that film.
/hands in credibility card.
So tonight I ponder the class system.
If you all lived in the UK, and did similar jobs as you do now, most (if not all of you) would be classed as middle class.
Me, I’m working class.
A working class hero is something to be.
But you’re all fucking peasants as far as I can see.
But first you must learn how to smile as you kill
That is interesting to ponder.
The revolution will not be televised.
Meet Canada’s new Prime Minister (circa 1997 while he was teaching snowboarding at Whistler) http://imgur.com/8RvH62Z
… And how did you look 20 years ago?
…lying on my bed playing snes.
Isn’t that Captain Hook’s 2nd in Command?
The Mike Patton old age counterpart is priceless.
They picked perfectly.
In case there are Audible subscribers here, the Joe Hill comic Locke & Key has been turned into an audio drama and is free. The acting gets a bit over the top but it’s pretty well done overall. Certainly worth every penny.
Got a US audible atop punt so I did go and grab this.
My life isn’t very exciting.
Just finished Fear The Walking Deaf and give it a M’eh
Kind of what I’ve been hearing.
I just started Season 5 of Walking Dead this week (yes a season behind)
Thought it was ok, but I didn want the drug addict son to die, die, DIE!!!
Love the Walking Deaf typo. . . .and the death spoiler (although I stopped the original WD after ssn 3).
I too pictured herds of old people with Walkers shouting “Eh? What did you say? Speak up!”
This post is strangely relevant to my FNM post up there ^^.
Dude you have to stop
The n should not be there, the bloke was so annoying I wanted him to die.
Dude your keyboard has to stop…
The sky is very pink this morning
Well that will be upsetting the shepherds.
This applies to so very many people in this group
So there was this:
Ed from Crazy is NOT going to like that. . .
Apparently Siri does something special when you wish her “Happy Back to the Future Day”!
I don’t know what it is as I don’t have a Siri, but I’m sure some of you will enjoy
It was unwhelming.
I have my siri set to a male Australian voice. Siri’s reply sounded funny in that voice.
That may explain it, I didn’t have the voice switched on.
Mad McFly: Beyond Biffdome.
They delivered the keys to our new post boxes. I’m going to see if they work before they start delivering mail to them next week.
Went for a walk. Also went to see if the keys work for the new mail boxes (like the letter told me to do). The mailboxes aren’t even installed yet. Apparently Canada Post is going to start delivering mail to these (nonexistent) boxes on Monday. Their contractor better get a move on.
Not that I get much actual mail anyway. I think the only thing I got in the mail this week were the keys to the mailbox.
Feel good story of the week http://www.thespec.com/opinion-story/5970308-thanks-for-helping-my-daughter-even-though-you-got-laughed-at/
20 years today, Shannon Hoon died
Wow!! Doesn’t seem like 20
Also in music news – Jenny Lewis is dating… BILL MURRAY??????????
I initially read that as Jerry Lewis.
Is this the Jessica Rabbit syndrome?
Showerthought: In Back to the Future II, the scene were the older Marty gets fired via video chat, his boss said “Read my Fax!”. Interesting that the movie creators had the perception that video chat would be part of the future, but that people would still rely on faxes and not electronic communications for written correspondence….
Caution with that logic: That way lies madness.
I believe at the time fax machines were expensive business machines. In the movie, they thought the idea of people having personal fax machines was futuristic.
Further to the Siri Back to the Future thing. Try it a number of times, Siri says different things each time.
Finished ‘Broken Age’ on the PS4 tonight, nice game.
I think I’m ready for Back to the Future to be history tomorrow. It was a bit much today.
You really get me, Ed
He is your density.
Amen brother. Love the films, tired of today
Silversun Pickups at the Ogden in Denver 12/8
This way lies click bait
umm… hey Ess
I wonder why they decided not to choose a male actor for that part.
Trailer 3 with only the music. Way more powerful.
I bought a box of condoms today, and each one had a tiny musical instument attached… it was a rubber band.”
Bonus crap joke:
“An old, blind cowboy wanders into an all-girl biker bar by mistake…
He finds his way to a bar stool and orders a shot of Jack Daniels.
After sitting there for a while, he yells to the bartender, ‘Hey, you wanna hear a blonde joke?’
The bar immediately falls absolutely silent.
In a very deep, husky voice, the woman next to him says, ‘Before you tell that joke, Cowboy, I think it is only fair, given that you are blind, that you should know five things:
1. The bartender is a blonde girl with a baseball bat.
2. The bouncer is a blonde girl with a ‘Billy-Club’.
3. I’m a 6-foot tall, 175-pound blonde woman with a black belt in karate.
4. The woman sitting next to me is blonde and a professional weight lifter.
5. The lady to your right is blonde and a professional wrestler.
‘Now, think about it seriously, Cowboy … do you still wanna tell that blonde joke?’
The blind cowboy thinks for a second, shakes his head and mutters, ‘No … not if I’m gonna have to explain it five times”…
Shit. I laughed too hard.
This takes me back:
Just got back from taking hubby to the airport. There should be some sort of rule about not having to drive to the other end of the city during rush hour.
I don’t understand people. There is this one bookstore who doesn’t pay their bills. In fact, our lawyer is currently in talks with them about their unpaid bills. Yet, the manager/owner of the store had the nerve to phone and ask why we were no longer accepting orders from them. :ermm:
You know, nothing Confirms the world is fucked up like finding out black cats have high euthanasia rates in the USA because they don’t get adopted because they are considered bad luck.
Again, I don’t understand people. When we are ready to adopt again, in a few years, hubby and I have already decided we will get an adult cat that may have had medical issues (blind, missing a limb, etc) because those are also not adopted as much as cute kittens. Yet, they need love too.
Yeah as Ive said on FB Ive never heard of this. However the US is a giant country so Im sure there are sections where people still believe that shit. Overall I do question this tho.
I’ve seen similar claims on my FB feed, which of course could be bollox.
At risk of just copying my response on FB, without actual numbers or citations this specific site doesnt seem proper. Any who it would be interesting to actually dig into this and see who is still living in the 1600’s in this country
This pictures are cute, though.
Humans make decisions based on superstition and warped logic? Bollocks!
So, without seeing the study itself, this is the dumbed down version. Doesn’t seem like a sound study and it is 3 years old: http://news.berkeley.edu/2012/10/23/cat-color/
BTW – Finished reading the only book I’ve read in the last 2 years.
It was “The Martian”.
I enjoyed it. As my dad put it, “It was a page turner”.
I feel like I don’t need to see the movie now.
Oh don’t let that stop you from seeing the film.
The Martian is probably one of the few books I haven’t read.
I know you, J0e, so I’ll warn you up front with a spoiler:
He does not meet Marvin on Mars.
Still there is this:
Hubby had a bit of an adventure
The flight from Calgary to Abbotsford is a little over an hour. However, I guess the Abbotsford airport was fogged in so the plane had to divert to Vancouver. After a few hours in the Vancouver airport, they loaded everybody up in a bus to drive to Abbotsford.
The drive from the Vancouver airport to Abbotsford should have been about an hour and a half. Part way through, the bus had to pull over for some minor repairs.
When all was said and done, hubby’s hour long trip ended up being close to six hours.
For some reason I kept reading that town name as “Absurdistan”.
Listening to Overkill on Spotify at my desk. Trying not to headbang.
Overkill in my earbuds here too. It’s been an “Ironbound” kinda day.
you guys am the devil
Kurtwood Smith in S2 of Agent Carter.
Gawd I hope it turns out he’s the villain.
Rooting for the 49ers
Why did I read this as roofing?
Rootbeer for the 49ers
Jared “I am a sick fuck” Fogle was ordered to pay his 14 victims One Million dollars in restitution. Now, that’s NOT a million each – that’s a million split between the 14. Is it just me or does that just not seem like enough? after all, this is America where real punishment lays not in the prison system for the wealthy but in their bank accounts.
What number is enough for pain and suffering? No I don’t think it’s enough, but I don’t think there is a magic number. I don’t know his net worth though. His potential to earn future income has seriously diminished though.
Not what I’m saying. No there is no magic number for them but there is for HIM when it comes to punishment and making sure he never lives well again. There’s no magic number for his jail time for his victims either.
He made about 2 million a year the past 10 years or so, I believe.
No idea what he makes, but I’d assume that’s the equivalent of a $1000 for a normal person.
I never looked into the salacious details, but if there are young victims of his depravity, then why isn’t he being locked away from society forever?
That ‘Locke and Key’ audio drama must be haunted, since I started to listen I’ce had random stop/starts and skips to later chapters.
Odd. I didn’t have any issues with it at all.
I suspect it’s either the ear buds failing or the audio jack on the phone is getting dodgy.
Nice enough story, but it really needs some serious editing down to a shorter running length, they weren’t converting War and Peace.
They stayed pretty close to the comic itself. The only changes I could hear were ones that would be needed to address the fact that you can’t see what’s going on like you can in a comic book. Minor wording changes really. I think the actors hammed it up a bit too much, and I’m not sure how well the story could be followed by someone who didn’t read the comic fist. For free, it was pretty well done.
I think that was a problem, it needed to be shorter and just take the essence from the comic books.
Do you like all your audio books abridged, or just the ones based on comics? I think the real issue is that you think the comic was too long and rambly. I don’t say this entirely tongue in cheek. Comics are meant to be drawn out for many issues. Could be that only abridged audio versions of comics can stand up to that medium.
Jessica Jones trailer:
HUGE potential. Glad to see Marvel break out another strong female lead.
A former Dr Who is the villain.
I think you need an eye test.
I’m ore surprised you didnt rip a me a new one for mentioning Paul McGann.
I’m not a PG hater, he was also in this:
No I figured you be a Who movie hater
It thought it was ok at the time.
I’ve never heard of Kilgrave. . . I know the kids will be torn, rooting against him.
That is, if the show is even kid-appropriate.
Hmmm… I’m thinking itll be as about as appropriate as Daredevil was.
Kilgrave is an excellent choice since he bridged the Daredevil and Jessica Jones comics
Also called The Purple Man:
CP: Sorry – Meg Myers
I get it, Lo
You complete him,
I think it might take both of you. Lo is a complex guy
CW: The Man in the High Castle E2
You can watch it now on Amazon for free this weekend, what you waiting for? Go and watch it now.
Not a fan of the tweed skirt.
It’s rather wonderful there are smokers and analog digital clocks.
The Japanese killing room is creepy with the plastic seats.
That would only work if he misted through the barrier.
The whole series???
No, just the pilot and episode 2.
Just loaded up 6 black bags full of leaves and the tree is not even close to done. This might be the last year I do this myself . . . oy.
Time is a cruel mistress.
I’m driving up right now to jump in the pile.
I do reserve the right to hate ‘The Man in the High Castle’ if there is ever any indication of replicants, I’m giving them a pass on the origami.
Well… Hitler WAS a replicant, so I suppose we can give them a pass if it’s only him.
I’m a bit disturbed how the Japanese are portrayed, in the book they were more civilised than the Germans.
I’m well aware of the barabaric acts the Japanese performed in WW2, and the portrayal in the tv series is consistent with that, but not with how they were portrayed in the book.
There’s no hockey game showing on tv tonight. What’s that about?
CD: dageraad blonde
CE: confetti cake blizzard
When hubby’s away, I turn into a sad, bad, bunny
Ah, here we are.
Flames play at 7:00
CW: Jurassic World
It was a fun enough movie, but somewhat over hyped
If the T-Rex could cross his arms to give the finger, he’d give it to that movie.
Oh it wasnt that bad
Damning with faint praise.
No I could have said it was a pile of shit. Im allowed to enjoy films I know arent very good films
You need my permission?
I think not!
Back home. Too much traveling for work. 🙁
Welcome back, ditto!
I know we have some WWII buffs on here. Anyone seen this documentary yet?
Hitler’s moustache seems rather unrealistic.
So yeah… Jessica Jones aint for the kiddies
Long may it continue.
Maureen O’Hara, Hollywood actress, dies aged 95:
Huge bucket of win
Buckets of rains, buckets of tears..
My parents would watch The Quiet Man every St. Patrick’s Day when I was a kid.
Kudos to her for making it to 95.
I need some kind of voodoo
Kenny Wayne Shepherd does a pretty amazing version too.
But I think this is what he meant:
You get me
Ok so Harrison Ford is 73 and Carrie Fisher is 59… that means Han was 38 and Leia was 24 in Empire when they kissied and fell in love.
Oh Han you smooth operator…
Yep. She ditched the more age-appropriate suitor for the scoundrel older man.
The woman who plays Betsy Ross in Sleepy Hollow may be the worst actor Ive seen on tv in a long time.
That being said, Van how are you finding Season 3 now that the show is basically monster of the week fare?
It’s still watchable.
But yeah it’s a shadow of S1 goodness.
Not really liking this Pandora slant, but still liking it better than a lot of season 2, but I’m not Van
It would be weird if you were.
Nicked from QI:
Props to Hitler, he was the only person to actually kill Hitler…
You say that, but …
Crap joke for a lazy Sunday:
Three strings walk into a bar and sit down at a table. The first string walks up to the bartender and says, “Bartender, three beers please.” The bartender looks at the string and says, “I’m sorry, but we don’t serve strings here.” Disappointed, the string walks back to his buddies and explains. The second string says “No problem, I’ll go get our beers.” The second string walks up to the bartender, “Bartender, three beers please.” The bartender says, “Listen man, I told your buddy that we don’t serve strings here.” Empty handed, the second string walks back to his buddies.The third string says, “No problem. Tie me in a knot at one end and fray my ends at the other.” He struts up to the bartender, “Bartender, three beers please.” The bartender proceeds to get him the beer when he suspiciously turns to look at the string and says, “Excuse me, but are you a string?” The string replies, “I’m a frayed knot!”
So ‘Hand of God’, I enjoyed it, so nice acting from Ron Pearlman and that rentabadguy actor who was in the Terminator to series.
Ill have you know Garret Dillahunt is more than a rent a bad. See ‘Raising Hope’. Hes wonderful in that
I’ve on;y ever seen him in roles where he murders people.
Well, I mean when youre good at what you do…
While trying to track down something on youtube, I stumbled upon this tour of guitar musical history. Some here might have an interest:
Looks cool! I clicked the link last night, but didn’t watch. I will.
They put up our mailboxes yesterday. No more home delivery for this bunny.
Just came back from shopping. Despite my not wanting to, i got some Halloween candy. I picked up a box of 100 for the half dozen kids (if we’re lucky) we will have.
Why hubby doesn’t just admit he wants the candy for himself instead of making me go through this charade is beyond me. :blink:
The good, (or bad, depending upon your point of view) thing about October is there is a ton of B horrors released. My DVR is getting rather full. I may have to do a PBP this afternoon.
I’ve been trying to watch those as well.
Last night I watched “Stonehearst Asylum” which turned out to be neither a “B” movie or a halloween film (more of a psychological thriller) but I REALLY enjoyed it so … WIN.
That one is on my PVR, I just haven’t got to it yet.
I have finished my Halloween, ambience audio mix.
It’s a 20 minute loop of “forrest presence” with slightly unsettling music mixed over top.
This year I’ve added a track from the “Portal” sound track and “Once upon a dream” from the movie Malificent. That track is surprisingly unsettling when broadcast throughout the woods in front of my house.
I should post this somewhere in case anyone else wants some halloween background audio that is not the regular campy sound fx.
You should post it to Soundcloud or some such audio-sharing site!
Besides the above, so far, I have on my PVR:
The Amazing Adventures of the Living corpse
Before I go to Sleep
The Lazarus Effect
With several set up but yet to be recorded.
It’s one of these four you will be subjected to this afternoon
Oh please do Horns, it’s one I’ve actually seen.
Horns it is. I’ll be starting in about a half hour.
Inspired by Saturday’s concert, what songs would you put in a mix that say “Halloween” to you?
The band played clips from Zombie, Creep, Living Dead Girl, Frankenstein, Highway to Hell, Timewarp…. Okay that’s what I can remember right now.
I currently have 39 songs on my Halloween playlist…
Black No. 1 – Type O Negative
Red Right Hand – Nick Cave
Paint It Black – Rolling Stones
Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
RE: Your Brains – Jonathan Coulton
Theme from The Day the Earth Stood Still
Plus Monster Mash and the other usual Halloween tunes.
NOT on the playlist and never will be? That “Uma Thurman” song.
Ministry’s “Everyday Halloween” on constant repeat
I’ve got 129 in my list.
Lately though I have been listening to a Pandora station named “This is Halloween Radio”.
It is predominately soundtrack music and lots of it from musicals.
So due to publisher fuckwittery the book I wanted to listen on Audible was not available. So I choose Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear.
Set in a brothel in a stream punk Wild West, 5 chapters in and I’m enjoying the plot.
Ok Deadpan. It’s that time again.
Today’s movie is Horns
The PVR writeup: blamed for the murder of his girlfriend, a man awakes one morning to find he has grown a pair of horns. Armed, now, with supernatural powers, he sets out to find the killer
Language, nudity and violence. So far, so good
Awwww. They’re in love
Or a bit time slippage..
Trying to be cute with the camera angles
I can’t decide, if I were 20 years younger, if I’d do Daniel Radcliffe or not.
He’s cute in that scruffy mutt kind of way
Smoking! Sorry, that’s a deal breaker for me.
Did you know the first car I owned was a green Ford Pinto?
I do now.
The language in this movie
Ack! My system seems to have crashed. One moment please
Seriously, my whole cable systems seems to have gone. I’m rebooting it now but, if I can’t get it to work, I may have to call the service department.
Whew! Reboot seems to have worked. We now return to our regularly scheduled play by play
What new witness
He needs a drink