Posted on July 30, 2014 Uncategorized Scrollfinger It was time. (Watch Big Trouble in Little China! Record your thoughts!)
1,136 thoughts on “Scrollfinger”
No wonder why my fingers have been cramped up, almost like stone!
Get a touch pad and get RSI in a different way.
Wasn’t that a Bond villain? 🙂
In English , spiders don’t survive the vacuuming process:
Of course the downside to seeing GOTG on the last day of July is that the kiddie quota is rather large today.
Woot! New thread! 😀
GOTG was fun.
Lo will lurve the post credit scene.
Walking out of the cinema, two young lasses in front of having discussion about how the various post credit sequences linked to the comics.
Close but no cigar!
That’s it. Now back to wrestling with a stupid program book.
CP: Train — 4 Non Blondes
Maybe of use to some:
Interesting! I’ll have to see if it works in the U.S.
I think this may just be for Kindles ?
Nope for android device that can access Amazon’s App Store.
To quote from the article:
You can download any of the apps to your Kindle Fire or other Android device — you just have to make sure you have the Amazon Appstore downloaded too. See the full list of available apps below:
sooooo not for Macs … or TRS80’s ?
Not for Commodore 64, Sinclair Spectrum and ZX81, Oric Atmos, Camputers Lynx, Jupiter Ace, Dragon 32, Memotech MTX500, Grundy NewBrain, Apple II, Atari ST, Amiga, etc.
The more reports I hear from Comiccon, the more I get excited for Mad Max Fury Road
I saw the trailer, but….
Couldn’t they just have called it Fury Road?
I’m just say’n
That’s enough for me
I’m CR: Mr. Mercedes – Stephen King. I’m about mid-way and really recommend anything he’s written in the past 3-4 years. Since Under The Dome, or maybe even Duma Key. This one doesn’t seem to have the supernatural element, but he’s been known to pull a freak thing at the end . . . it’s super scary.
Crap joke for the day:
A blonde is terribly overweight, so her doctor puts her on a diet. “I want you to eat regularly for two days, then skip a day, and repeat this procedure for two weeks. The next time I see you, you’ll have lost at least five pounds.” When the blonde returns, she’s lost nearly 20 pounds. “Why, that’s amazing!” the doctor says. “Did you follow my instructions?”
The blonde nods. “I’ll tell you, though, I thought I was going to drop dead that third day.” “From hunger, you mean?” asked the doctor. “No, from skipping.”
Life is much more fun when you skip.
But I still would like to try http://www.bubble-ball.com
I actually like this one!
CP: Famous Last Words — MCR
I may have found a new vacation destination for a few of you here:
Minus the Space
Loveland – just saying
Any way we could get a mix of Love Land and The Holy Land Experience????
Stupid US only videos
Love Anna Paquin:
“He then launched into a series of questions about the star’s views on the increasing legalization of same-sex marriage, urging her to agree that the LGBT community has television to thank for its current level of visibility. ”
What an old fart.
And I always thought he was so hip and with it.
RIP Dick Wagner
Today, one of my last free days of summer, really felt like a summer day to me of yester year —
Spalshed around, rode water slides, and spent about 2 hrs in a wave pool – that felt likey old home of the beaches in SoCal. I’m sunburnt, ate junk food and ice cream, and am now utterly spent! I just wish Jack could’ve been there for the majority of it today.
Virtual pinball, get a table for free:
So the editor of Interzone just informed (by email) me that I’ve won a ‘Under the Skin’ DVD in a competition.
Today’s awesome SPAM subject line – from “Maria”: Congratulations! You recieve lucky numbers of Good Fortune!
The hell I did, Maria. The hell I did.
Forward that bitch over to me!
The luck missed you and hit me…
I don’t think I said so here, but last Friday I scheduled shoulder surgery for September 4th. When you guys are here for the mmeetup, I’ll likely still be in a sling! Today, I’m grumpy because it HURTS LIKE A MOTHER and I wish I hadn’t put it off so late for Evil, Inc. considerations. Grr.
I wish you hadnt too, lady!
So, our MMMmmmeetup arm-wrestling competition is off?
Hang in there, kid. Let us know know what we can do from afar. And from aclose, when we’re there.
Yes, it’ll have to be all thigh-wrestling this year.
There goes JJ blood pressure.
Started this last night. So sad, and a quick glimpse at a concert poster from my late friend’s band was shown. So far, I recommend it if you can stomach lots of footage of Courtney Love:
OMG Ive wanted to see this. Netflix?
Yep, streaming! Look for the Ten Minute Warning poster!
For the record, I love Hole. I just think Courtney Love has some demons that make her nearly intolerable when she’s not acting or singing!
They were definitely a defining band. ‘Live Through This’ is truly classic.
Totally agree with both your comments. 😀
Her detractors will tell you that all of her best songs were written by either Kurt Cobain or Billy Corgan.
I don’t know; I wasn’t there.
True or not, the delivery matters a great deal. How many good songs have been butchered by bad artists?
Too many, ditto. Too many.
Go on, ditto, take everything! I want you to.
Heh. I went to school… in Deadpan Land. Yayayayayaya.
Today I wrassle the WWC program book to the ground and make it my bitch.
Well it certainly conjures up an image,
Me covered in paper, ink, and paper cuts?
That about sums it up,
Fifty shades of printer ink?
CP: Story of Love — Voice of America
I think today is a good day for bbq for lunch!
Aaaaaaa-get higher, baby-aaaaaaaaa-get higher, baby-aaaaaaaa
You cannae change the laws of physics Captain..
This would be swell!
Get your zork on:
I loved the Zork games. Both the old text adventures and the graphic games that came later.
CW: Lilo and Stitch
I missed it at the cinema, time to rectify that.
Surprisingly fun movie.
I like it a lot. Chris Sander’s art style is pretty refreshing, imo.
I too just recently saw this film for the first time. Enjoyed it and the different animation style.
CP: Colorblind — The Last 3 Lines
Such a c-o-o-o-ld fing-a-a-a-a. — Plays IMM every time I look at this page.
One of you guys should name the next posting.
I’m giving that Shirley Bassey impersonation a 3.
I literally just thought that. Every time…
CW: Knights of Sidonia E1
I’ve enjoyed the show, though the soft character animation style leaves a little to be desired.
It was causing a bit of eye strain for me.
Jennifer Lawrence causes eye strain for me
Maybe a combination of my TV and Netflix.
Watched an episode on my phone no problem, watched a couple of more on my TV tonight and the eyes train was back.
CP: Testament – Sins of Omission
False! Sense of pride! Satisfies. There’s no reason for suicide.
Did myself a favor and watched the original Death Race 2000 (David Carradine!!) followed by the 2008 remake (Jason Statham!!). Both equally satisfying. Then I truly fucked up and watched Death Race 2 and 3. Why, lord??? Not even a wonderful Danny Trejo and all the half boobs in the world can save that drek. God it was worth it tho.
Setting the scene:
Its been a long and hot Phoenician summer August day and im tired. Bouts of insomnia have plagued me for about 3 weeks now amd Im tired.
I retire to my room, turn on my 32″ television and hit the Home button on my Roku remote. There is an image of an Asian man, standing in a “Im Dolf Lundgren-Im gonna fuck you up” type pose amd he is smiling. Its obciously a digital movie poster. The name of the movie… wait for it…
Okay, it was really Operation Condor
Talk about Big Trouble in Little China.
So, fellow Marvel 99-cent-ers, I have to recommend the Kraven’s Last Hunt story arc from the mid-80s. It’s a bit tricky to track down the right ones, and pretty goshdarned fucked up for a mainstream, Comics-Code-Approved set of comics, but it’s also pretty brilliant stuff. The best thing I’ve read so far this month.
I’m going to have to admit I screwed up.
The Dog in GOTG was Cosmo not Laika.
Guardians of the Galaxy.
Get Off The Ganja
Girlies Ogle Teenage Gandalf
Ok Van, I have a question for you. I typed in “A Dark Room” into my ipad app store to get the game you mentioned above. It was the first thing that showed up but #2 was a game called “Slave Girls – Escape the Tied Girls” I was going to put a link to it but couldn’t locate one. Anyway, the picture is pretty much as the description. It’s three girls in cheerleader costumes time up in an office.
While I got The Dark Room, I think I’ll give this second game a pass. 😉
..and the question?
Sorry. The question was, did you get the second app? :devil:
I don’t even want to know the text commands for tthat game.
I suddenly felt a disturbance in the force.
By by “the force” I meant …
CW: Big Trouble in Little China
I’m reminded that while fun it’s not my favourite John Carpenter flick.
Youre doing it wrong 😛
Lo, I’m not sure I’m going to be able to share accommodations with this guy…
btw, who’s John Carpenter?
…and I just read the first part of the a comic that I read in the 70’s featuring baddie Brain Drain.
I had read part 2 in the 70’s
The pain upstairs that makes his eyeballs a
( cont’d )
An American on facebook just informed me she has never heard of Tia Maria liqueur.
I bought a bottle of that in Jamaica maaaany years ago.
I like it, but can’t say that I have had any since.
Looking for craft beer advice from the Colorado crew. My son will be driving from Colorado to Florida to visit us and I thought it would be a great opportunity to have him bring me some beers that I can’t otherwise get here. These are the breweries that I can’t find here. Please let me know which are your favorites:
Twisted Pine (all we seem to get here is Ghost Face Killah
Upslope +1000. The Brown Ale is my fav. The IPA is delish, and the Craft Lager is my summertime fav – low ABV, quenching.
Wynkoop is quite nice. Cant go wrong with the Belgorado Ale
If you can find Twisted Pine’s Cream Stout I’d highly advise
O’Dell is by far my fav Northen Co brewery. Pick ANYTHING. Its literally all good.
Durango is ok. But just ok. Same with Grand Lake
Unfamiliar with Spanish Peaks and Steamworks
Thanks. I’ll send some green eyed Chinese ladies in payment for your beer advice.
Well, I imagine all those pundits back in the Spring predicting “Guardians of the Galaxy” would be Marvel’s first bomb aren’t feeling terribly smug at the moment.
I think Marvel did a pretty masterful job with the marketing buildup and slow reveals over the last several months and it looks to be paying off.
I still won’t catch it in the theater, but I look forward to catching the Blu-ray later on.
No Guardians of the Galaxy today. Hubby is sick, sick, sick. 🙁
What J0e said. 🙁
Definitely sorry to hear that. I hope he gets well soon.
We saw it today. It was a lot of fun.
CW: Outlander E1
My teenager inner self is rolling on the floor laughing at me watching. A time travelling romance story.
Diana Gabaldon knows/knew who I am! I hope her series gets huge.
(Kanye West keeps telling me to stop dropping names)
Got your shit togetha
Didn’t go underground.
Your 2014 Warped Tour line-up today was as follows –
Goth metal screamo band
Normal looking grindcore band
Less than Jake
No shitty 90s faux punk band?
No but one band did a cover of Lit’s ‘My Own Worst Enemy’… so that was double awful
In one of my weird weekends, I’ve had a fever in which I went home from work and slept for almost 19 hours straightish, my parents’ 50th anniversary party, and watching of Guardians of the Galaxy. I will be going back to work tomorrow. There were many good points even though it doesn’t sound like it.
You feel better too, Cynful! I hope you were able fully enjoy the good parts.
Last of my Sunday posting frenzy:
Two branches up for GotG.
I am groot!
Ugh. I’m not religious by any means, but this pisses me off as much as the extreme right blasting god in my face every moment. Message heard. You dont believe. We get it.
I had to stop listening to a podcast because of something similar.
pros·e·ly·tize 1: to induce someone to convert to one’s faith
2: to recruit someone to join one’s party, institution, or cause
It’s the same no matter what your belief system.
Bin + go
Was it that transparent?
George’s strong opinions have put people off before.
I actually agree 100% with the sentiment in that article. Atheists are an oppressed minority at this point in America – – there are places where a doubter’s open expression of their worldview would endanger their families, employment, homes, well-being, etc. Our society talks a big game about acceptance and tolerance, but we need to be better about actually making it happen.
That said, the smugly superior Atheists also need to stop being dicks. I’m also annoyed by the atheists who immediately shut down any metaphysical discussion or expression with “no, it’s all garbage.” Let people have their harmless beliefs and superstitions, man.
But see usually that oppression and endangerment come from the complete other side of the spectrum – at least in my experience. I honestly believe the vast majority of atheists and believers lay really close to each other in the middle. Its just the fringe shouts the loudest so they seem larger than they are.
And while we’re at it, why are there so many songs about rainbows?!?!?!?!?
I belong to the Kermit and the Muppets view of spirituality
Help! Help! I’m being repressed!
You want repression?! I’LL SHOW YOU REPRESSION!!!!
Ok. How was that? Did it look right? 🙂
Thanks. You know, you were right? Those lessons worked wonders. 😀
Excellent use! Your next lesson will be how to act like an idiot while actually being an idiot. It took time, but Ive perfected this as well
Today’s google doodle is rather nifty. (I sounded like Van there)
Should take a weekend to get you talking Geordie like a native.
All I need is the visor?
Or a a log.
Freebie alert on the App Store:
We binged out on The Killing Saturday – I’m very satisfied with how it was all tied up.
God I cant wait! We binged on Drunk History and Maron and need to finish the last season of Warehouse 13. And then.. its Killing time
RE: Outlander – I tried to read the first book and didn’t even get as far as the time travel part (spoiler alert?). Just couldn’t do it . . . I may try the TV show.
If that’s a spoiler I already let that cat out of the bag when I posted on the subject.
Get ready to disagree:
As noted elsewhere..I’m in the ‘it’s all tastes like beer’ camp.
Ok Russian River is great… but to have 4 in the top 20 in the WORLD? Nay.
I’ve never had any of these.
As I wait for my chips to cook, I’m doing my bit to get Matt Mango 0.001p.
Really digging ‘The Leftovers’ TV series, well worth checking out..
It looks like one I’d really enjoy – looking forward to it! I saw Christopher E. is in it?
Yeah, I hope he gets typecast!!!
Dance for me monkey.
This ain’t no planet of the apes.
This aint no disco either
Are you sure? With that shirt? I don’t think so.
Burn baby burn!
^^ This sentence takes on an entirely different meaning when spoken by a pirate.
That poor, poor monkey.
Finally got around to seeing this very short–about 7 minutes–documentary on Satoshi Kon’s editing style. Really worth watching.
I really miss the guy’s art. He was unique.
RIP Studio Ghibli?
Restructuring depending on whose doing the translation.
CP: Marlene on the Wall – Suzanne Vega
One of my fav songs.
Must check the video later.
Hey Ess I had a few quick questions for you..
I was thinking about it and was wondering who the ‘man’ in you and Sly’d relationship is. I mean how do you know youre a lesbian if youve never had sex with a man? How DO you have sex anyway? Are you attracted to yourself? (you like girls after all, and youre a girl, so… yknow. Youre so pretty, what do you have against dick? Since Michelle Rodriguez is dating that dude from High School Musical, that means shes strait now right?
I wish I were that dude from HSM. Things would be so much easier…
Lo Pan’s one man show “The Archie Bunker Monologues”.
And if a lesbian trips in the woods and no one is there to hear her, is she still a lesbian?
I’m not sure if I am scared or curious what got into Lo’s brain tonight
He’s getting in touch with his inner … hey! Stop touching that!
Just riffing on ignorance…
Tsk Tsk, you could have been a bit less direct and used the terms princess and knight.
TEB: You still interested in doing a BTiLT recording?
Bacon Trouble in Lettuce and Tomato.
I just self editted. You’re welcome.
I’ll take one for the team, here Cynful.
…”special sauce, lettuce, cheese on a …
Sesame seed buuuuunn.”
And I mean, SPECIAL!
Yes, but I won’t be able to do it until sometime after this coming weekend.
That works for me. 🙂
I like this.
Should I be worried about that?
“ur genitalia panic and scatter”
“sext: hey baby, wanna come back to my place and help me try to map it? bring lots of paper and if possible a weapon”
Also – this raises the point that if you were to receive a sext saying “I want you inside of me. All of you.”
You should probably ask for a clarification on that “all” bit.
Well it would make a good plot for a horror flick.
Now, back to work
“On a scale of one to America, how free are you tonite?”
I kinda wish I was that guy from HSM too, Lo.
We have that in common…
Could I be the guy from HSM if it didn’t mean I had to be that guy from HSM?
Only if you give me a quick “GO WILDCATS!”
Also: guess, that’s quite an assumption, often, yes, nothing at all, no.
Shit, where’s my notepad?
Your crap joke for the day:
Two guys were fishing down by the Ohio River on different sides of the riverbank at night. Guy number one was catching a whole bunch of fish for his family, but guy number two hadn’t caught any and was frustrated and called out to guy number one “How come you’ve been catching all them there fish and I ain’t caught a single one?”Guy number one replied, ” I don’t know…. why don’t ya come on over here?””I don’t know…. I don’t see a bridge, and their aint no boat, and I don’t swim to well”Guy number one picks up his flashlight, turns it on, and replies, ” Why don’t you walk across this here beam off light?”Guy number two was outraged and replied “do you think am stupid? When I get half way you’ll turn it off!!!”
I am so happy it’s 10 a.m. so I can have my hard boiled eggs.
There’s no way this is true:
Dude… Brian Blessed would have take than role to 11. Dammit, history missed out on this one
He would have bust the TARDIS’s hifi.
All for it if handled properly
I’d buy THAT for a dollar!
seriously tho, remember this thing?
I welcome a well done adaptation
I really want to be her when I grow up. What a fierce person:
Did Katie Couric really ask her what she has down there? jesus
Out and about running errands.
On an unrelated thought, why does my GoodReads mobile app no longer posts my reading updates to Facebook? It stopped working a few months ago. It use to. I’ve had the same I-devices for the last year. Strange
A crow is sitting on the fence of the parking lot and staring at me. I think I wants to savage my soul
Wow. That sounds like one of those “sexts from the void”.
I’ve eaten lunch. Just waiting on a phone call so I can pick something up for this weekend’s do
Oh oh. A second crow has landed on the fence. Quick, does anybody know any rituals to save yourself from evil soul sucking birds?
I just attended an hour-long meeting where 4 pigeons tapped non-stop on the pane from the outside windowsill. Maybe today begins the Rise of the Planet of the Avians.
A shotgun from S-Mart? 🙂
Still no phone call. Heading out anyway. I want to get home at some point today
Is hubby on the mend?
He actually got out of bed today. It’s a start.
CP: The Queen Is Dead — The Smiths
Monkey Dance Off! 😀
Either the ebola outbreak is how the zombie apocalypse starts or its how the corporate world take over starts. Either way its Resident Evil or Judge Dredd…
Judge Dredd has cooler gadgets, fingers crossed now.
JW: Halt and Catch Fire season finales.
Great stuff, fingers crossed for S2, but ended rather well if it doesn’t happen.
In less than 8 weeks I get to see some of your faces. Unless you wear a mask. Or something explodes. I have to create my own squee moments okay?
That’s a lot of pressure, that mask is looking like a good idea.
…and considering the 777 track record this year, something explodes might be construed as not in good taste.
Not meaning that. Sorry about that. I have a tendency for my vehicles to decide they want attention when I attempt a vacation which is where I was thinking
No worries, just me panicking.
Holy shit.. that means in less than 8 weeks I have to make room in my house…
If nothing else Im shoving Van under the back porch, Ed on the couch, and the Jack/Tif in the front in a tent.
They don’t call me Harry Potter!
We’d prefer a yurt.
I can maybe do a berber
I told you we were staying too, right?
It’s going to end up looking like an escher painting at this rate.
Ess you guys can have the playroom closet! Best room in the house
I’ll sleep out front in the car. Nothing creepy about that.
Anyone want the garage?
I recently discovered this track on Spotify and I’m rather loving it:
CP: WTF w/ Claire Danes
Just finished it! Shes good.
I so hate the way he talks over people.
That’s it. I’m packing up my popsicle sticks and going home.
/sexts from Texas
Make this so. Immediately
You’ve got your shit together.
Your crap joke joke for the day:
A famous art collector is walking through the city when he notices a mangy cat lapping milk from a saucer in the doorway of a store and he does a double-take. He recognizes that the saucer is extremely old and very valuable, so he walks casually into the store and offers to buy the cat for two dollars.The storeowner replies, “I’m sorry, but the cat isn’t for sale.The collector says, “Please, I need a hungry cat around the house to catch mice. I’ll pay you twenty dollars for that cat.”And the owner says “Sold,” and hands over the cat.The collector continues, “Hey, for the twenty bucks I wonder if you could throw in that old saucer. The cat’s used to it and it’ll save me from having to get a dish.”And the owner says, “Sorry buddy, but that’s my lucky saucer. So far this week I’ve sold sixty-eight cats.”
CP: Hysteric — Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Was reading the Dresden Files “Its a Jungle Out There” graphic novel and what did I see? Harry Dresden quoting Jack Burton.
Ah Jim Butcher… you do know how to please.
Nice! I’ve been a fan of the books for a lot of years. I think he’s really begun to phone it in on the last several. Also, without spoilers, has become pretty creepy old guy in the latest one. That being said, I’d like to check out the graphic novel!
This was written in 2008 i think… so it was maybe pre crap? I dunno I havent read anything past Fool Moon. Creepy old guy huh?
I do love the character a lot. Very cool idea.
I’ve only read the first 3, which were very ok, but easily readable. He’s certainly guilty of ogling his own female characters (all curvaceous women attracted to Dresden, naturally) in those books.
I hear the series really takes off in # 4, so I’m a keep going.
Another cool urban fantasy along the same lines, but less testosterone-ish, is by T.A. Pratt. Can’t remember the name of the series, but I think ditto recommended a few years back. They are so good.
^Marla Mason series
Am I the only one who loved the TV show?
No, I loved it. Canceled too soon!
And how! Ill check out the Marla Mason
He writes books under Tim Pratt and I liked this standalone novel he wrote:
CP: Broods — Mother & Father
And August 6 is apparently the *official* National Root Beer Float Day, in case you needed an excuse today (but only in the US).
Hey that’s today!
Now I want root beer.
I had a root beer float today and thought of Mason Rocket.
Nothing defeats home in human kind like reading trolly comments about Becky Hammon being hired by the Spurs. Oy, people suck.
Yeah. Boy we’ve “come far”. Its just a section of good ol boys that still believe them broads is only good for fuckin and cookin.
A thousand years from now (assuming there are still humans), there will be knuckleheads declaring that people of other ethnic groups/sexual identities/political sensibilities/religious groups/nationalities/shoe sizes/etc. are inferior.
The good news is that those knuckleheads’ numbers will continue to shrink. In our lifetimes, we’ve seen their viewpoints go from mainstream to fringe.
Put a bird on it:
oh yes yes yes!
Dating St. Vincent?!
Still works for me
CP: Low Key — The Redwood Plan
A question posed by a friend: What would you get if you mated Groot and Audrey II?
The raccoon dies.
My favorite .gif of all time.
Apologies if this is unfunny – – I haven’t watched yet. It looks like comedy gold.
Its kind of very wonderful
Then there is this:
The huge foreheads needed to figure out the speeds and trajectories that were required to do this just astound me.
MMM. Coffee. You are all I want on earth.
I’ve been on a chai latte kick lately. But, I share your afinity for some AM aromatic goodness!
That a some sweet sweet Dickin’s cider.
yup. gonna be that kind of day
I can never get enough tea, but my cup today is 70% coffee, 30% diabetus vanilla caramel cream. Yep, AZ schools are back in session.
Happy DCI Finals Thursday, everyone!
Im so looking forward to my annual tradition of catching the Finals of this season’s corps!
Who has a favorite?
If you’re talking ‘Fan Favorite” I have to go with “The Academy”.
If you are talking about having a chance to finish top 10 … “Spirit of Atlanta”
Chance to Win? I got nothin’
CP: Out Of This World — The Cure
Neat article, but after reading the first sentence, I am led to believe that 19th century amateur scientists helped Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo and Sir Isaac Newton come to their discoveries. Is there an issue of time travel I’m missing?
omg Rhett thats a GREAT observation. A giant bag of fail for the author on that
Excommunication for their heresy!
Shift over, four days off, yehaa!
My concentration has taken a vacation again today.
Just don’t take that vacation at Concentration Camp.
Anyone seen this film? It seems like a difficult viewing, but it also seems sadly somewhat relevant.
Let’s follow that up with some levity:
That could be “office differences between Longmont and Dallas”
Does anyone else think Lo sounds like an old Batman comic/episode today?
During my 99-cent Marvel binge, I’ve noticed that old comics often used “FAPPP!” as a sound effect word*. I’m guessing that comics in the internet age don’t use this anymore.
Oddly, that sound is heard whenever Jennifer Lawrence is seen
X-Men: First Fap?
Silver Linings Fapbook
Okay I have to ask, considering the uproar over remaking one hero a Muslim, if the Quasar/Heather being an item was the first portrayal of a lesbian relationship in a Marvel comic?
/waits for Lo to do some research
Cant research til I see film… then I’ll research for hours
Sod research, Bailey’s it is.
I have to say, Van, you seem downright cheery today.
Too much Baily’s may end up in sod research…
Weekend off, normal service will resume on Tuesday.
Let’s go, Broncos!
Cant look tonite. Still too painful
I feel dirty, but I love football so much.
Me you both… dont feel dirty. Embrace
Justaj0e: did you get to see the Boston Crusaders?
I shall carry over from FB togere, my DCI: Big and Loud Live PBP-
I was late getting here… Lame
I missed 4 or 5 corps… lamer
Madison Scouts — what a horn sound! Love that all-male squad!
BlueStars — Happy 50th Anniversary! Nice misic, just not my fave
Boston Crusaders — LOVED IT! Im a fan! Intense, unique show and beautiful flugle horn solo
Missed the Boston Crusaders.
I wonder if there will be a TV broadcast of the finals at a later date?
DCI Update — Swan Lake. BIG sound! <3 Phantom!
P.S. The guy sitting near me, is very passionate and nearly knocked my drink out of its cupholder, because he could not contain himself.
Blue Knights — That One Second
Beautiful storytelling and touching. Im not a fan of alot of narration during the show, but this was appropriate
It was just too much voice over for me. I thought it distracted from the efforts of the LIVE humans who where doing there best on the field.
As I’ve said before … I can find that kind of pre-produced, recorded entertainment elsewhere and opera/musical theatre can be seen in LOTS of places.
There is(was?) only one place you could go for an evening of precision marching and professional playing.
The Cavaliers — Immortal
WOWZA!!! What a fucking show!!!
Vampires, dancing with skeletons, and shuffling marimbas on the field!!!!
Carolina Crown — Out of This World
Trampolenes??!! Wow. Nice show
Santa Clara Vanguard — Scherezade: Words 2 Live By
We all love this percussion! General Effect amd Drill rocked!
Quote of the night: “I had my brass-gasm with Carolina Crown…”
Random trivia/eerie small world/total coincidence
My boss’ daughter is in percussion with the Boston Crusaders.
Can I get an autographed tshirt? 🙂
Bluecoats — TILT
OK I take it back… GE and visiual go to Bluecoats. What an fabulous show!
DCI Update — Promise- an American Portrait
Technical perfection. Show entertainment — meh
Amd finally, The Blue Devils – Felliniesque
Welp, they are always the complete package. No exception this year
Desert Pixie, everyone, with the DCI PBP. Desert Pixie!
Fav tweet of the day :
@KameronHurley: Fav question from that interview was “What would Heinlein or Tolkien think of your work?” My legit response: “I don’t care.”
I have no idea what DCI is.
🙂 I had to look it up too: DrumCorps International
Would love to have everyone sit through at least one live performance of one of the top World Class Corps.
Even if it was not your thing, you would be blown away at the skill and intricacy of these kids. Not to mention the thrill of being surround by that VOLUME of pleasant sound.
Today’s plan is to see the following film at the arty cinema:
Then you’re in for a not very good film if you believe the critics. And you probably shouldnt believe.
As always, best to find out for myself.
Sometimes I trust critical and public consensus. Apparently, this causes me to miss the occasional gem. (e.g., I’m apparently missing out on the cinematic joys of Howard the Duck, because I’m trusting broad cultural sentiment).
There’s not much joy in that film.
Unless you count copious amounts of Lea Thompson in bra and panties. Which I do.
That’s why I prefer Fast Times at Ridgemont High. aka Lea Thompson sans bra and panties.
Also Phoebe Cates sans bra. Yeah thats a great film
The first theatrical releAse of a Marvel character in the US dontcha know.
Are you sure?
– in the US
Film wasn’t too bad, very worthy and all that.
Apart from a couple who decided in an almost empty cinema to sit right next to me.
That could be distracting.
It happened once, I refused to be distracted.
So this old dog is going to go see if he has learned a new trick yet.
I am getting in the car and making the long drive to another track meet today.
The weather does not look at all cooperative but I managed to overcome a LOT of adversity at my last meet and did very well. Jut have to do it again.
This is another “street vault”. Part competition, part public performance art.
I want 11′ this time!
Go jJ, GO!
Talking of old dogs, souping up old soviet space probe data:
Swordingo goes free again:
I’ve been meaning to tell Roaming Asshat that Pixie and I tried out the new Brass Tap that opened here in Mesa. Great beer selection (Avery!), and OMG, the pretzel pizza was tiny/delicious. According to their website, Brass Tap is the Starbucks of breweries in FL. Have you ever been?
Fairly fine fan film for Fallout fans. http://youtu.be/Q9UwlAAnlmg
Zaya is shaping up to be a interesting comic. There’s obviously a GitS influence in the art and story.
They don’t have any locations in the Orlando area yet, so I haven’t even heard of them. They are supposedly coming here soon so I can update when I get to try going to one.
I think we’re getting closer to Skynet
Someone here secretly works at Universal:
This time around, Lestat really needs to be:
-not Tom Cruise
Agree but Tom gets a bad rap for this role.
He delivered a great performance. Everyone in that film did.
He’s just an easy target.
Oh that he is.
” I’m not trying to condemn anyone’s lifestyle, but at the same time, I am a man of God, and I have to stand up for my principles.
WTG for standing up for your principles! Now go fuck yourself.
Who knew? Breckenridge Nitro Vanilla Porter is really tasty on draft.
oooh Oooh I knew I knew!!!
I’ve only had the bottled non-nitro, which is only ok. Not Brass Tap again – – we met some folks at a new taproom/coffee bar in Scottdale.
Interesting. That’s one of my fave beers. I agree tho hat on draft is superior. That’s another brewery worth going to here. Ah to pick and choose
Just watched The Grandmaster on Netflix. An extremely flawed, extremely beautiful masterpiece of Chinese cinema. I know the Weinstiens butchered the fuck out of it for its US release. Would love to get my hands on the Chinese region free blu-ray. Nonetheless its a HIGH recommendation.
Talking of Tom Cruise, watched the first MI film last night.
Still fun, TC looks very young (1996 was so long ago), and they didn’t fuck with the theme tune.
Pity about turning Phelps into the bad guy though.
Yeah, the Scooby Doo reveals at the end wrecked the movie for me.
RE: Knight of Sidonia
Finished watching all the episodes this week, enjoyed it but as mentioned found the art style a bit of an eyestrain.
..and your dumb moment, I didn’t discover till watching the last episode that dialogue in English had been recorded…doh!
CP: Out Of Our Minds — Melissa Auf der Maur
Would still do.
Ah I see from FB Ed did go and see GOTG at the cinema.
Suppose I should do same. One day. Dammit i’m still waiting for xmen to come to the cheap theater!
This film is bonkers.
But The Tilda Swinton character’s accent is ace.
She’s like Wallace’s sister, no Gromit though.
I’m surprised the actors say the dialogue with a straight face.
..and now the info dump about the train.
The school section is particularly surreal.
Always bring a Uzi to an egg parade.
First class is rather natty.
Misty yellow with a splash of red.
Come on Chris don’t sleep on the job.
Just the last ever ciggie to smoke before the finale.
Now Cannibal angst.
“This film is bonkers.”
I literally LOLed.
Well that ‘s an invitation that’s hard to refuse.
Gilliam????? This is Brazil for the 21st century.
I wonder if it’s called Thomas.
Madness is a temptation.
Kiddies in Thomas oh my.
The fuse it lit.
The train set is broken.
Since I ‘m a glass half empty kind of guy, I suspect the polar bear is going to have a feast today..
Sod Brazil, that film was Zardoz for the twenty tens.
Captain America had the beard, but thankfully, not the diaper.
CD: Epic Brewing “Escape to Colorado” IPA
yes. I think I will
Aren’t you already there?
Its also a…mental… state
Is that before or after you’ve imbibed?
I just got my ass kicked at glow-in-the-dark minigolf.
Its such a sweet, glow-y ass, too.
“twisted” pretzel beer, pineapple beer, glow-in-the-dark putt putt golf (which I only won by 2 strokes, btw), & artisan ice cream with Mr. Mangan.
This Jack Mangan guy is a definite keeper!!
Ssssh you’ll frighten the tumbleweeds.
So we just finished season 1 of Boardwalk Empire. Good stuff! Very reminiscent of the Godfather, but that’s not a bad thing, in this case.
I can’t believe this is real. If it is.
Faith in humankind/scared for humankind
Ask the sheep
For their beliefs
Do you kill on gods command?
First mistake. Last mistake. That’s Mustaine at his full potential right there.
Yeah. Its amazing that the biggest blessing ever was that Metallica kicked him out of teh band. That way we got 2 classic thrash bands. Until Metallica turned bonkers.
I win the prize for worst segment sentence post evar
Take no prisoners
Take no shit
Went to see GOTG tonight.
And then there was 1
I spread disease like a dog.
Discharge my payload.
Wow. Lee Ving of iconic punk band Fear also has a movie career.
The more you know.
Did you get that stimulated by the link?
No. Ms. Lawrence was not in said link
Yeah I didnt know 2/3 of these.
Thanks, Lo. I didn’t even realize I was down to clown.
Um… stop yo cakin’
Looks like a slow day. Who brought the deck of cards?
So one of my powerline adapters failed. I just bought another pair as it was only 5 quid more for two and least I’ll have a spare.
So… Van brought the cards?
Only if it’s Cards Against Humanity or Munchkins….
I love to play cards!
I gots a full pair
In your hand? or on the table?
Put those back
We finished Orphan Black S1 last night. Man, that got great in the last 2-3 episodes!
It keeps getting OMG-er. 🙂
I am only 3 eps into season 3. I have really liked it.
D’oh. I meant season 2.
Don’y forget … Persieds Meteor shower peaks tonight and tomorrow.
Cloudy, no meatballs.
Could any of you social media savvy kids recommend the best site for posting videos for sharing with others?
I shoot video at these track meets I go to and I’d like a site that would allow me to organize the clips by event and allow people to view them over the web or download them.
Seems to me that youtube wouldn’t let me organize them like that and didn’t allow for downloading. The only other one I am aware of is vimeo but I am not sure if they have a “privacy” option.
It ‘s his day off.
Livejournal? (I kid, I kid)
Flickr allows you to post videos.
RIP robin williams.
Damn demons in our minds, I hate to see creative people struggle the most, IMO
i see you saw that…
Wow. This is a terrible loss for our species.
as opposed to ‘regular’ people?
Yes. Some of us are not creative, but strictly analytical.
Right, so what makes them better than us? That is, why do you hate so see them struggle more than ‘regular’ people?
Questioning here, not attacking.
Lo, as someone who counsels those who are grieving, I’ve learned it is not that they are better than us, it is that they are visible and tend to touch more lives through that visibility. I’ve seen families who have had private ceremonies of 10 family members and others who have had whole communities involved. It doesn’t make it any more poignant or sad, it just brings awareness to something that most people don’t see in their every day.
Hmm. Well, that’s fair and to the point.
Very well said, Cynful.
I won’t speak for Pixie, but I think I know where she was going with this. It’s just as tragic if the career Burger King fry chef is critically depressed as it is for the broke-ass artist in NYC – – but a creative type is someone who’s taking strides to connect on a deeper level with their identity and with existence itself. By nature, a depressed creative type is deeper into their existential wrestling match. . . That does not make their pain any sharper or duller than a ‘regular’ person’s, nor their suicide’s any more or less tragic – – but it does make their struggle more poignant and visible to us on the outside.
Elliott Smith is possibly the “celebrity” suicide that’s touched me the most deeply, because he’d conveyed through his music pieces of the misery that killed him. Listening to his songs now – – and watching Robin Williams clips from now on – will always carry a sense of loss and waste, along with the basic enjoyment.
OK, that was $0.05.
And then some people are just shallow, single-minded, bigotted assholes
Robin Williams brought me a great deal of laughs and joy at times in my life.
As silly as his Mork character seems now, when I was a kid it was something my whole family would watch together and we would LAUGH together. Giving me those memories was quite a gift.
I am very sorry he was not able to escape his demons.
Same here. Mork & Mindy was a staple of my childhood.
Indeed – while he’s had a lot of iconic roles that I will remember, Mork and Popeye are the ones that made the bond.
I imagine his new series (which was pretty damn funny) not getting renewed was a pretty major blow to him.
Same here. Our generation was introduced to him as Mork and as (the criminally underrated) Popeye- -while the hip adults were tuned in to his cocaine-fueled stand-up. We could forgive his occasional transgressions like Hook and Bicentennial Man because he always remained likable and reliably manic funny. And unlike most other comedians, he could really deliver in the serious roles.
It’s a goddamn tragedy that someone who brought so much joy and life to so many would succumb to his own unhappiness.
holy shit robin williams is dead
Anyone out here, in Deadpanland, using Show Box either on their Android or on their PC/Mac?
Im looking for feedback.
The greatest challenge our civilization faces is mental illness. Not even religion has caused as much damage.
That’s a great debate. A truly deressing one, but a great debate nonetheless.
I guess you could argue that destroying lives in the name of religion (or for any reason) is an act borne of mental illness.
Ooh, good add on
We’ve definitely seen a lot of tragic losses related to mental illness or addiction in the past 5 years. Hopefully Robin Williams’ energy and Philip Seymour Hoffman’s are hanging out together in the ether.
made me happy
Now I am picturing Professor Doctor Honeydew and his assistant Beaker in a bar fight with the Sons of Anarchy.
Well, another WWC done. Now I must get the place ready for hubby’s parents who are coming in tomorrow. One day I might have a chance to rest.
Wooo – oh.
Today’s Schedule (in no particular order):
Make Guest Room Bed
Empty Guest Room (How did it become a storage room for boxes of stuff?)
Clean both upstairs and downstairs washroom
Go to Sentry to pick up books they didn’t sell at WWC
Holy crap. That’s a lot of stuff to do today! I better get started.
So, let’s see how we’re doing with our check list.
Make bed – Check
Make Guest Bed – Check
First of two loads of laundry in washer
Clean upstairs washroom
Not bad for the first hour.
Now time to fill my larder.
CP: The Collector — NIN
Hubby needs to de-spider the guest washroom before I will clean it.
Though I feel bad for Robin William’s family, and was a bit shocked by the news, it has had little impact on my life. I still have to work, get though the day, and generally survive my life.
Guys I really dont think its impacting any of our lives.. .so… yeah
Still a tragedy though.
Right. There’s some degree of emotional impact after any tragedy outside of our doors – – whether it’s the death of an entertainer who’s brought us joy, a natural disaster, or the horrible actions of horrible people.
And after any of these things, we do all still have to face our daily responsibilities.
*every* suicide is a tragedy, imo.
Agreed! Which… is what I was trying to convey above before the thread went to confusionland
Yeah, though I’m not trying to diminish other people’s thoughts about Williams or his suicide. I prefer to look back on the memories he gave me with happiness.
Marc Maron just reposted his WTF interview with Robin Williams this morning if anyone is interested. Great conversation if I remember correctly, but frank talk about drug/alcohol addition if that kind of thing pushes buttons for you.
Oh yeah. At WWC, I found out the queen always keeps a vibrator in her pants. We know this because she always starts her speeches with, “It gives me great pleasure…”
That explains the Royal Guards’ tall fuzzy hats.
Talk about generating a buzz at the Con!
Installed new SSD, cloned old HDD to SSD, wouldn’t boot to SSD.
Tried various BIOS settings and changed boot priority, but it would always boot from HDD.
In the end had to unplug the SATA cable going to the HDD and then it would boot from the SSD.
Loads stuff fast now though.
not to mention the 3.5 inch desktop kit has the screws hples in the wrong place, so the SSD is just stuck inside the case without being secure.
sigh part 2
Oh and the cloning software didn’t work when I used the auto setting (the old HDD had a higher capacity), has to manually select the partitions to be scaled.
You can wake up now and have a look at this:
Those psychedelic French:
It’s like a bunch of Jean-Michel Jarre album covers.
Nothing silences the conversation like a 70s New Age Techno artist reference.
I caught my first computer virus on a remix of Oxygene that a friend sent on a floppy for the Atari ST.
I wonder if anyone born after 1990 would even understand the above sentence as the English language.
Wow. Look at these transformations of these kids who march in Drum Corps during the suer months.
..and it’s goodbye to Lauren Bacall:
She was one of the great ones
RIP. Apparently it’s going to be that kind of week.
This week is fired. 🙁
CP: Arabella — Arctic Monkeys
In-laws coming in some time today. They are driving so I’m not sure exactly what time they will be in.
Is it wrong I have a problem with people in their late seventies driving through the mountains?
For the metal-inclined among us. I think the most shocking item is the early picture of Overkill in makeup.
“Arguably Anthrax’s heaviest and darkest album, ‘Persistence of Time’ wasn’t just a response to the oft-criticized humor of ‘State of Euphoria,’ but the gut-wrenching warehouse fire that destroyed most of the band’s priceless instruments.”
Gawd the Manhattan writers are so full of shit.
Then there is this:
New favorite thing ever…omg
Why are they allowed to be named for a sports arena, but not allowed to open a casino? (indian tribal community in the coty of glendale)
From the files of “how long can you last?”
You may win with that time
CP: Think Of You — MS MR
So there *is* a designed plot ending plan, & apprently has been all along!
George R.R. Martin Admits Some Game of Thrones Fans Already Know How the Series Ends
Oh that link didnt work
Happy today, fellow lefties!
Only when Jennifer Lawrence is on screen…
CP: Shriek — Wye Oak
Have you heard their cover of ‘Running Up That Hill’? Its as terrific as their ‘Mother’ cover
Paul Bissonette wins:
I hate this word… but that’s epic
Ladies and gentlemen (specially you, Jack)… I give you the video for ‘Southpaw” by Tomahawk.
One more link,
I really do think:
Here’s were Lo breaks free.
Oh. Fuck. This… hard.
Way to go, Internet…
I refuse to click.
I don’t want to know the horrors I am sure are there. 🙁
dont do it.
Just out star gazing.
Saw 3 pretty good meteors in the last hour. 2 left “pixie dust” trailing behind them.
I saw 10 last night but they weren’t as bright/big.
No meteors but I did get a glimpse of the ISS through the gaps in the clouds.
Let the Aqua-Momoa swooning begin. http://io9.com/jason-momoa-will-officially-be-aquaman-in-batman-v-sup-1620111374
Am I alone here today? Looks like the Coyotes will have the toughest travel schedule of all NHL teams this season. Great.
Well may as well run the gauntlet!
Throws out Groot to trip Lo
Groot the Wanderer?
Now Groo would be a good film role for Jason Momoa. A shame he fears being typecast as a barbarian.
Right. Now he’s being typecast as an Atlantean . What with Stargate Atlantis and all that…
Something tells me you’re not talking about Groo from Angel.
HaHa Essbee!! +10,0000 points!
Lest we forget Jason’s humble acting beginnings…
“Intrigue abounds at the Grand Waimea Hotel”
I may be an idiot but Im no fool.
Another app goes free on the App Store:
Enjoying the last one you alerted us to.
Touching Robin Williams piece by one of my favorite columnists:
Early stage Alzheimer’s too. Blech.
Parkinson’s in another report.
Yeah youre right. I mis-typed.
Not quite the dramatic alpaca, but a close 2nd in .gif greatness:
wow. That student pic says it all
This is more frightening to me than any of the other sensationalist, scare-tactic headlines in the news right now.
I fear that the militarized, post-Patriot-Act, local law agencies’ abuses of power will only continue to get worse.
Agreed. Unfortunately. Denver is already notorious for shoot first, ask later
Why do canned air dusters get so cold when you use them?
When you compress a gas and then quickly release it, the gas cools.
Odd, cause when I quickly compress gas and release it…
There’s definitely a chilling effect in a room: people leave quickly. 😉
I’m surprised SlyB didn’t know that.
I’m sure she does, Van! She is the science girl in our house.
Not exactly. When you compress a gas, it heats up. So, that can gets hot when it is filled. When a gas expands, it cools. As you use the air in the can, the remaining gas expands (is under less pressure) so the can gets cold. The faster you do this, the faster the cooling occurs.
The science gloves come off…
Not really, as the gas in the can would have reached ambient temperature by the time Essbee came to use it. So the compression causing heating was irrelevant in this case.
It wasn’t irrelevant. I was pointing out that expansion will cause cooling while compression caused heating. I was trying trying to be a bit more informative. In fact, the relevant law is the Combined gas law.
Let’s keep the gases discussion noble.
I will, but only periodically.
Dimitri would be proud.
I was going to go with “Jumping Jack Flash”.
Clever, J0e! But you should really get the Led out.
This is powerful stuff.
I am verklempt.
I share because it’s funny shit
So today is the day to try a different hayfever medication as the usual one was useless yesterday.
Which made me drowsy.
Today I am battling the extreme discomfort of multiple bits from “midges” (as you called them on that side of the pond).
After an sleepless night of itching, I have now taken Benadryl.
Which made me drowsy.
Just discovered there’s a localish film festival and I can’t go:
Your crap joke for the day:
My new girlfriend just said, “After an orgasm, I like to kiss and cuddle, then fall asleep in each others arms. What about you?”
I said, “I usually delete my browsing history and throw the tissues away.”
Now THAT’S something to sneeze at.
Still have guests in the house. Since before WWC it’s been go, go, go. I need everybody to go away (except hubby) and give me some time to breath
I have lots on my DVR to do play by plays on. I also told ditto I’d do a Big Trouble recording with him. I need people to leave just so I can do those.
It’s been a hell of a week, and now T-Cat is sick. I know how you are feeling.
Maybe we need to move the MMMmmmeetup to some quiet, secluded tropical beach for a week of relaxation.
Yes! Oh, yes!
I’m with you, bub
If we get the Sep/Oct rain they are predicting, Longmont might have several beaches when you’re here!
…and now I’m beginning to wonder if meeting up in October in Colarado was a good idea.
You’ll LOVE it, Van!
We’ll bring some palm trees from AZ.
Rain I can handle, flight cancellations less so.
Somewhat related to Ed’s FB post from earlier today.
They killed biccies the bastards!!!
Is “biccies the bastard” a Game of Thrones character ?
..and thus a grammar nazi was born.
Doesn’t he look cute in his nappies and lil mustache?
wut the actual fuck?
I . am . so . confused
Brian Blessed and Hawkwind ..WTF:
Such a shame it took his tragedy for this movie to get the love it deserves.
I was disappointed with the film:
Midge bights (chiggers/no-see-ums) driving me nnnnuts!
pirate walks into a bar
barkeep looks at him. says ‘are you a pirate?’
pirate says ‘arrr’
barkeep says ‘is..is that a ship’s wheel in your pants?’
pirate says ‘arrrrrr’
barkeep says ‘what’s it doing there??’
pirate says ‘arrr, its driving me nuts’
Do you think he was “planking” ?
its possible. for sure he was swabbing the poop deck
I never thought they’d ever pin any thing on that character.
your next president!
Ed for next governor of Texas! The seat should SHOULD be open soon.
I may be a fool, but I’m no idiot.
You taint neither!!
Well, I don’t mean to leave this evening on such a down note, but I had to share this cause it hurts:
They lived down the street from us. The boy was one of my son’s best friends and they were regularly either at our house or at theirs. I haven’t told him yet. Quite frankly, I don’t know how. It’s not something I can even relate too, but I know he is going to take it poorly. There are several boys in our neighborhood all of the same age that are friends with each other. This was also the only child, so now the mother is alone after losing her husband and child all at once.
So, whatever age your kids are, give them and your partners an extra hug and hold them close the next time you can.
Very sad 🙁
Well that is a hell of a thing for a 10-year-old to have to process. 🙁 It’s a hell of a thing for anyone to have to process. That poor family.
Your boy does benefit from having some great parents to be there for him.
Sending you hugs too, Ed.
Just seeing this Ed.
I suspect this has been a tough morning for the EfT house.
I can see that this is going to be one of those defining, “growing up” moments in your son’s young life but Jack is right.
Your son has you in his corner to help him move through this. That is big.
god dammit. So sorry for your son, man. That poor mom. Jesus…
Sympathies and hugs from the both of us.