Well, I suppose it’s always good to begin at the beginning….
It’s a very good place to start
I wonder if I have enough points to book a ticket to AZ. Later today I might call and find out
Where was I? Oh yeah..
Fuggin Norway. Rocking EVERYONE’s shit.
I thought that was the tag line for “Scrolly Diapers.”
Shit gets around. 😉
I don’t have enough points. Waiting to see if I can use some of my points. I have a feeling this whole endeavor will be pointless
Let’s see. I have 2,600 points. The flight is 3,600 points. The difference would cost me $300.00 plus taxes. The flight itself is $500 including taxes. Not using points for that.
Will see what hotel Jack & Pixie recommends and see if points can be used there.
I guess I’m committed, my Flight has been booked.
Just get me to the airport, put me on a plane
Hurry hurry hurry, before I go insane
I can’t control my fingers, I can’t control my brain
Oh no oh oh oh oh
Bam bam b-bam, Bam bam b-bam
I want to be committed
Ryah is a punk rocker,
Ryah is a punk rocker,
Ryah is a punk rocker now.
Vitamix concoction of the day:
I can’t really give ingredient sizes, I just threw it all together and hit blend. Expected it to be awful, but it’s kinda grown on me.
Although it is kind of a Swamp Thing green…
(And I forgot: some melon and stint but of lemon)
You keep your stint but out of this.
It took me awhile to even figure out what I’d meant to say.
stint but = tiny bit
How I wish
Super billiards here from former Deadpan guest, John Shirley.
Crap joke for the day:
An old lady is rocking away the last of her days on her front porch, reflecting on her long life, when–all of a sudden–a fairy godmother appears in front of her and informs her that she will be granted three wishes….”Well, now,” says the old lady, “I guess I would like to be really rich.”
** POOF *** her rocking chair turns to solid gold.
“And, gee, I guess I wouldn’t mind being a young, beautiful
*** POOF *** she turns into a beautiful young woman.
“Your third wish?” asked the fairy godmother.
Just then the old woman’s cat wanders across the porch in front of
“Ooh–can you change him into a handsome prince?” she asks.
*** POOF *** there before her stands a young man more handsome than
anyone could possibly imagine.
She stares at him, smitten. With a smile that makes her knees weak,
he saunters across the porch in his catlike way and whispers in her
ear, “Bet you’re sorry you had me neutered, aren’t you?”
I’ll grab you by your coat…
Place your bets on socialism aspects of the culture being watered down:
I confess I’ve never read any Iain Banks.
Ive heard of Tyra Banks
Never heard of the series either, having read the blurb I may have to pick up the first volume.
Didn’t know Kate Bush create a live album. I’ve drifted away from her modern stuff as she seems to fancy herself a lounge singer these days. I’ll check it out, but my hopes aren’t high. And Tom Waits, I’ll give that a listen as well.
The Sleater-Kinney is GD amazing
I thought they killed Kenny ?
Man, the days and nights are really blended together these days.
Hi Tiffany! Glad to have you back. 🙂
CP: A Good Man, An Incredible Liar — Murray Gold
We’re in da hizzouse for Hamilton! My older daughter is beside herself with excitement. 🙂 Her King George crown and cape are a hit too.
Hamilton somehow lives up to the hype. And you all know I generally don’t even like musicals.
You say that, but…
“crown and cape” WANT!
Another lonely night. Just call me Bryan Adams
That Cuts Like a Knife.
CP: Lucretia My Reflections — The Sisters of Mercy
Classic. Their version is the best, although Rhett’s pal Warrell Dane did a good one too.
You know you’re Canadian when … it’s -10c and you are waiting in line for the car wash
There. Washed my car and picked up some groceries. Then stopped at Taco Time and brought home lunch
I haven’t read any of these, though I have heard of some of them:
I’ve heard of “My Favorite Thing is Monsters”, but not any of the others. They look interesting though.
I can 10000% recommend Black Monday Murders. Holy shit good in both story and art.
Snot Girl I was gonna give a try. Looks like more than it seems.
Finished “Altered Carbon” this week. I really enjoyed it. This couldn’t have been a cheap series to produce.
I really agree with Van’s comment about it making me want a Neuromancer movie or series, finally, FFS.
It could happen.
We still have two more episodes to watch
KiV’s reaction to Tommy the Cat
Oh this should be wild
“Y’all are playin with us…”
Woot for Friday. I could get use to four day work weeks.
We have a rare no company weekends. Sometimes you need those.
Wow, Germany! (Men’s Hockey)
We’re gonna find out real soon if certain countries gov officials will cone banging on Bettman’s door demanding the NHL allow current players to play again
I’m fine with them not competing.
I prefer it without the nhl. However, I don’t agree with cone banging
I like cone banging.
Get it on.
Bang a cone.
Get it on!
Totally not an endorsement of cone banging.
Is cone banging better on a door?
Is that what the kids are calling it these days?
I KNOW WHAT I SAID AND SAID WHAT I MEANT
Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin do not approve of cone banging.
I, for one, do not welcome my cone banging overlords
Oh I dunno… Connie was pretty hot.
I’m three episodes in to Travellers S2 and it rocks.
Not flashy like Altered Carbon, but a solid scifi series.
Well well well… look who it is
Apparently, there was a rumored threat against the school, allegedly made by some kid. The school sent out an email saying the threat wasn’t credible, and that there’d be an increased police presence.
And so, of course, the fear-mongering and hysteria followed. Not just from students, but also from parents, who kept their kids home in large numbers.
I’m super proud of my daughter for being bigger than that and going to school as if it were any other day, and choosing not to live every moment ruled by fear. She knocks me out every day.
Good on your daughter.
On a related note, there are times when I think your country is broken
There are very few times any more when I think that it isn’t. 🙁
All to shittily common. 2 weeks ago there was a bomb threat specifically against all Arvada schools (where my daughter goes to HS). She went to school and texted back that there was maybe 15% of kids that showed up. My son, who also goes to Arvada schools, said that his elementary was pretty well full. I didn’t see any mass hysteria or fear mongering overall here…but I’m pretty sure the High Schoolers used it as an excuse to not go to school. Ultimately it was deemed a hoax.
Good on your daughter for going.
Get a large group of people in a region, make a significant number of that populace scared, and voila: you have power to push whatever agenda you wish.
To be fair none of this would ever happen if we simply armed our teachers……
We need to arm them with Jesus!
Read as “We need to aim with Jesus!” which ALSO is correct
Im just gonna say it…
Vanny come back. You can blame it all on me….
If you want me back all you have to do is whistle.
You know how to whistle don’t you?
I mean I know how to blow
This’ll help fings turn out for da best.
No, you know how to suck…at everything.
GET THEE BACK TO YOUR HOLE!!!!!!!!!
When you turn a classic indie game into a short film:
We finished Altered Carbon yesterday. It’s been long enough since I read the books that I don’t remember a lot. I now want to reread the first one to see how close it was.
Did you enjoy the show, on its own merit?
Yes. Although there were certain parts that were trying too hard to look like Blade Runner
Most amazing observation of the Olympic Gold Medal Men’s Hockey game:
This song playing in the arena:
I’m halfway through. Fascinating Bruce Sterling piece on the future of cities.
What do you call it
when GOd kicks all the major angels out of heaven for sending holy memos in arial instead of times new roman?
Wow. I don’t even know which coat to give you.
For that he should spend some time in corporate power-point purgatory.
Long way to go for that one, sugar tits
Black Panther is good! Very well done. The eldest daughter enjoyed it too.
The tumbleweeds are back.
Short Tumbleweed poem by Brian Strand| Details |
a tumbleweed,windblown – the bounty-hunter dismounts
Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2007
Short Tumbleweed poem by Rick Parise| Details |
disengage and roam
a dry desolate journey
a rhythmic chance , found…….
Copyright © Rick Parise | Year Posted 2010
Short Tumbleweed poem by Stephen Parker| Details |
Dust dances across plain
Lightning Polka ignites boardwalk
Copyright © Stephen Parker | Year Posted 2011
Short Tumbleweed poem by Sue Mason| Details |
The brown tumbleweed
rolling across the desert
dances to a tune
beside the running rabbit.
They always gig together.
Copyright © Sue Mason | Year Posted 2007
Short Tumbleweed poem by Kim Rodrigues| Details |
sense the breeze combing the park ~
Copyright © Kim Rodrigues | Year Posted 2017
Short Tumbleweed poem by Brian Strand| Details |
thorns +thistles are our curse,
bramble +tumbleweed,our chore;
likewise our lives,
streessed with strain,
’til resurrection bodies
in a twinkle,one day regain
Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2011
Short Tumbleweed poem by Danny Nunn| Details |
Shallow roots, always thumbing a ride on a breeze
A natural born drifter, the west wind is your ticket
A nomad’s heart and a gypsy soul
Copyright © Danny Nunn | Year Posted 2009
Short Tumbleweed poem by valerie bellefleur| Details |
hurries across forgotten graves
of those who toiled through despair
fighting drought and famine
depression and unemployment
heat and cold
locusts and dust storms
Copyright © valerie bellefleur | Year Posted 2008
Short Tumbleweed poem by Christina Cowling| Details |
How I long for the tumbleweed, rich prairie soil,
green stains on my jeans from the long, juicy grass,
the songs of the frogs, my father’s deep voice,
my mother’s goulash, my innocent youth
and a rain water bath.
How I long for my childhood, my magical past.
Copyright © Christina Cowling | Year Posted 2011
Short Tumbleweed poem by Jo Bien| Details |
my mind drifts…a tumbleweed in the wind
blowing across open desert
bouncing over past thoughts
briefly lingering in prickly places
unsettled dreams with thorny consequence
aimless is the trail it wonders
spiny twigs left as memories fail
a trail of broken remembrances in hot sand
Copyright © Jo Bien | Year Posted 2010
Short Tumbleweed poem by Dylan Catalano| Details |
Wild, Wild West
Magazine ads and newspaper obituaries
skitter across the streets
like tumbleweed in the desert.
Rims the size of carriage wheels roll by.
Everyone’s holsters are filled,
even the children carry pistols.
The schools are ghost towns
but the saloons stay occupied.
This is the Wild, Wild West.
Copyright © Dylan Catalano | Year Posted 2012
Short Tumbleweed poem by lacey vann| Details |
Always depended on the wind to carry me where i needed to go,
never expected one day that it would not blow,
a tumbleweed without a home
needs a breeze to help move it along
‘coz if it sits still to long,
a fire is ignited by the scorching sun,
and where there once was one,
now there is none
Copyright © lacey vann | Year Posted 2007
Short Tumbleweed poem by lori hopkins| Details |
to want to kill
like an unwanted
bury it deep, somewhere
in the desert
where essences rot, decomposing
the way they left your soul
arid dusting with the tumbleweed
wherever the wind decides to move you
then SMACK, stuck on the grill of a semi
barreling on through
Copyright © lori hopkins | Year Posted 2013
Short Tumbleweed poem by Arnisha Paxman| Details |
Do you remember
the first time we met?
I do: it was on a warm
There were gales
of mischief and glee
all around, each cradling
a clear plastic bag,
with a treat of tumbleweed
trying to escape the rim:
banana, toffee or
cotton candy; or
were they woolly fibres –
similar to the strands that
intermingle in your felted hair?
Copyright © Arnisha Paxman | Year Posted 2012
Short Tumbleweed poem by fnx D11| Details |
Murmur of A Tumbleweed
As you read this, I have gone.
After all, I belong somewhere in nowhere.
When you are by the sea, or on a mountain site,
Think of me, even just for a brief moment.
Then, my soul will be set free.
Don’t be sad.
When fairytale comes true, you will see me again.
Through a cloud floating in the sky, or in a leaf whistling by …..
I am leaving now; it is time to say goodbye.
Copyright © fnx D11 | Year Posted 2011
Short Tumbleweed poem by Dennis Broe-Ward| Details |
Ether’s 88 where ya going
Behind her locked gate
Caught shy my freedoms
My baiting the idioms
My came from extensions…
Is it ever too late?
Going easy with tumbleweed
Boarding space beyond dreams
Rejecting all cultural greed’s
And creeds the world bleeds…
Is it ever about beauty creams?
Vapour your gate
It’s never too late
Open your mind
Copyright © Dennis Broe-Ward | Year Posted 2014
Short Tumbleweed poem by Margi Spurgeon| Details |
I’m just a tumbleweed
Rolling in the dust
Nobody notices me
But I just must
On the ground
I’m stuck by a tree
The wind moves me on
I keep rolling free!
All through the day
Just a lonely little tumbleweed
With nothing to say
But stay out of my way!
Snaps fingers in applause
Like. . . . cool, daddy-o.
Well Deadpan, it’s that time.
Today’s movie is The Devil’s Candy
This beautiful home is the perfect spot to raise a family. Or, if that’s not your thing, become possessed by the devil.
It’s always good to have choices, I guess
I hate when movies, tv, it’s. Decide to shoot a scene that’s so dark, you can’t see what’s going on
It’s = etc.
I hear things, but I have no idea what is happening.
He seems to like playing loud music in the middle of the night. She’s not impressed
Oh look, it’s a day shot
Most people don’t like metal
Head banging in the car
For sale, one haunted house
The 3-step program for phone addiction.
I’ll look at it after the movie
On a related note, in Ontario (I think) someone took the previous owner of a house to court, and won, because they didn’t say on the listing the house was haunted. True story
You know, when we bought our house, we didn’t decide then and there. We took time to think about it, like most people would
Oh good, more night scenes
I suppose, if my living room wasn’t brightly lit from sunshine, the dark scenes might be a little easier to see
Butterflies for a bank makes him want to puke
Second hand pot smoke
That’s actually a concern for us comes summer. Being in a condo, we’re hoping the neighbours on either side of us won’t partake
Cheese it, it’s the cops
Ray is noisy
Do they even make wood panelled station wagons any more?
A stained glass cross
I am NOT posting too fast. You’re accepting too slow!!!
How dare he covers up where a cross use to be with a death metal poster
So far, I get the feeling this movie is about metal music is bad and will make you susceptible to demon possession.
He likes to paint shirtless
Don’t bug him, he’s in the zone
It’s not the pizza man
Ray needs to come home
Ray won’t leave
A meditation on the nature of evil
Let see, metal loving, head banging artist is being possessed
Ray gave them a red Flying V
Whoops, I interrupted a PBP. Oops, I did it again.
What’s that, Brittany?
No that’s In Normandy
The gallery likes his new possessed art
Ray has become a stalker
He’s ruining his butterfly commission
Bad Ray, Bad!
Late for school
Don’t do it again
She needs lessons
Now what’s Ray doing?
Wearing a plastic bag while standing over a bound and gagged person is never good
Just call him butterfly boy
It isn’t finished yet
I’d tell you what’s happening, but it’s night again
Not ore painting. More painting. Jeeze
Ray tried to take Zoe
Take it or leave it
Leonard is late
What’s a few minutes in the grander scheme
He blew a tire
… and now his car won’t start
.. and now he has no cell service
Ray took Zoe. Considering how he treated his other kids, it doesn’t look good for Zoe
Duct tape is hard to tear
Ray is stripping and putting on his garbage bag
Zoe got away
Children are his candy
Witness protection? Really?
He’s buying a jerry can of gas, and a lighter. That’s not suspicious at all
He’ll never sell it now
You know, at this point, you call 911 (or 999 in Van’s case), not keep watching through the window as Ray kills a cop
How brilliant was that?
I don’t know if it’s wise to bring a baseball bat to a gun fight
See. I was right
Mom’s not quite dead
Out of bullets
Jessie wakes up
Why didn’t she do that in the first place?
Flying V to the rescue!
Saved by metal music
Where’s Jessie going?
What an odd ending
Movie’s over. I can’t decide if I liked it or not
Now it’s time to empty the dishwasher
I haven’t seen “The Devil’s Candy”, but my favorite metal music meets demonic forces movie is “Deathgasm.”
I’ve never seen this. And it’s not available on Netflix. 🙁
It’s free to watch on Amazon Prime, not sure how that works in the Great White North.
Better than Trick or Treat?
I’ll see if it’s available on Wednesday. If it is, I’ll do a PBP on it.
Pretty low bar there bro.
Ozzy says- “Mmmmuh frreffern utterungsdf YOU!”
Well, it did feature Skippy from Family Ties, that was the highlight. LOL
Fun fact – Skippy from Family Ties grew up to become Marilyn Manson. Look it up it’s for the true!!!!!!
Reposting – the 3-step program for your phone addiction.
I hope you guys got to witness the segment of the Olympic Closing ceremonies that featured the 13 year old shredding to Vivaldi’s “4 seasons”. I’ve tried to find a link but all I can locate is short clips.
You need to see the whole thing. It starts with some sort of circle of traditional instruments and then he takes off and then another group joins and it just becomes epic … like Zeplin’s “Kashmir” or something.
The ceremony was already shaping up to be some sort of TRON meets K-pop thing and I was totally NOT expecting this.
Try to find it.
I saw a bunch of the closing ceremonies – – which were stunning – – but I missed that. Please do post if you find it.
Found it! And if anything, justaJ0e undersold it. Holy shit.
Was that you who posted on MetalAsylum? Cause…yeah!!!!!
Thanks for finding that Jack. Just watched it again and still “wow”!
I had heard that “somewhere” out on the nets it is possible to find that entire thing, uncut and WITHOUT the insipid talking heads over top of it.
Maybe someone on MetalAsylum can hunt that down.
That is awesome. Thanks guys.
You can’t beat an old fashion ghost story told in an old fashioned way:
Yes. Nicely done!
I was viewer #253. Well done indeed.
“I was viewer #253”
First single off our new album
Will that be from our “Player One” sound track?
I have about a half hour of work. That’s it. I really like my job.
It’s finally nice enough that I got the mail without a coat on.
Now I’m going to go to the store, without a coat on
I know it’s early, but it’s nice to think spring may actually show up
Last week of Paternity PTO begins. 🙁
CP: Make the Bus (f. Of Montreal) – Janelle Monáe
Not even the awesomeness of Janelle Monáe can save the terribleness of Of Montreal
Their song, “The Past is a Grotesque Animal,” is one of the absolute best of the ’00s. Every other song I’ve heard of theirs is bollox, however.
I agree. That song is a gem. I haven’t found anything else they’ve done that I enjoyed quite like that song.
I’m totally talking the talk, but not walking the walk, for spending less time on the phone. When I’m not looking at a loved one, I’m killing time on some small screen.
I’ll get my eyes and brain back in gear this week.
And he was the star of Trick or Treat! That’s real! (see above)
Oh right. It was that Wonder Years kid that grew up to become Marilyn Manson
Odd that I just watched Little Devils: The Birth a few days ago. Which also happens to start Skippy from Family Ties. It’s a small world, but I wouldn’t want to paint it.
Got to love a totally bonkers Japanese show:
I would watch just for the “I’m so great!” song.
It’s a beautiful day
Hubby has no late working days this week. I may faint in surprise.
I did a quick search and we don’t get Deathgasm here, either on Netflix or Amazon video. Sorry, Rhett
:(, I might have to send you a DVD.
I’ll follow up with something more positive later. Just wanted to make you shake your head.
Now THERE is a “domestic dispute” call in the making. Just waiting to take the life of a peace officer.
Here’s the positive. This is amazing:
You should repost this below or at the start of another threat. This is too good to have almost missed it
Thread! OR threat. Both work….
It worked for ME!
Why did the owl not go courting in the rain?
Because it was to wet to woo.
SnowfLl warning for our area. I’m really tired of winter
That strange word should be snowfall
There. The main floor of my house is as clean as it’s going to get
I had some errands I was going to do tomorrow. Given the predicted weather, I snuck out this morning instead
The house across the lane went up for sale.
I changed my phone’s name to Titanic
It’s syncing now
I know a guy addicted to brake fluid
He says he can stop anytime
I’m reading a book about anti-gravity
I just can’t put it down
I once say a theatrical production about puns
It was a play on words
I tried to catch the fog but I mist
I once considered getting a job at a bank
But then I lost interest
A man walked into a bar and ordered a drink. While he ordered, he noticed a short man (about a foot tall) playing a piano. Confused, the man asked the bartender what was up with it.
The bartender said, “behind the bar there’s a genie that comes out when you knock over the trashcan. He’ll grant you one wish, but-”
Before the bartender could finish, the man went out into the back and knocked over the trashcans. The genie appeared and the man made a wish.
“I wish I had a million bucks!”
On command the genie granted his wish and a million ducks appeared. Dumbfounded, the man marched back into the bar to confront the bartender.
“What the hell, man? I asked the genie for a million bucks and he gave me a million ducks instead!”
The bartender retorted, “you ran off before I finished telling you that the genie is hard of hearing. Did you really think I wanted a twelve inch pianist?”
How is drinking light beer like having sex in a canoe?
It’s fucking close to water
I knew someone who was a phone sex operator
She had to quit when she got hearing aids
A baker created a revolutionary vinegar-soaked cucumber bread…
… his wife kept hinting that she wanted a dill-dough
A cartoonist was found dead in his home.
Details are sketchy.
At what point in the future will people hear the phrase “what is love” they won’t think to themselves, “baby don’t hurt me, no more”?
A lady called her gynecologist, and asked for an “emergency” appointment. The receptionist said to come right in. She rushed to the office, and was ushered right into an examination room. The doctor came into the exam room and asked about her problem.
She was very shy about her emergency problem, and asked the gynecologist to please examine her vagina.
So the doctor started to examine her. He stuck up his head after completing his examination. “I’m sorry, Miss,” he said, “but removing that vibrator is going to involve a very lengthy , delicate and expensive surgical operation.”
“I’m not sure I can afford it,” sighed the young woman. “But while I am here could you just replace the batteries? “
What kind of coat is appropriate for this joke? :blush:
Ok, I’m done for now. I have actual things to do
Currently on the long hold
I’m trying to find out why my internet speed keeps dropping so I can’t stream Netflix
Off to get a new router. Lucky me
Well, that’s a start. The real test will be tonight when we try to watch The Tick on Amazon.
Oh look, Netflix works.
How is this thread like a reprimand? It’s pun-ish.
Oh thats cruel and unusual
I don’t know this album – – will have to rectify that when I have time! Y’know, in 2048.
Oh Jack!!! It’s a great album. It was never accepted by the mainstream media or otherwise. This is one of those high school goodness that holds up.
This is one of my favorites
Finally watched “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”. Damn dirty ape awesome thumbs up from me.
RIGHT!? This trilogy is SO Lo Pan approved 🙂
The 3rd was the least of the 3, but still good.
Haven’t seen that yet. Watched #2 on the flight home. Very good.
It really was. Damn I do lerve this trilogy
Only got a little bit of snow over night. However, the weatherman says we’re not out of the woods yet. Lots more to come
The Weird Al Hamilton Polka:
Hmmmm… Two great tastes that I’m not sure go great together
Not sure what it says about me, that I LOVE this.
Nothing. Probably just says I am completely jaded with Weird Al
I must confess, as a big fan of Weird Al polkas…this one doesn’t leave me as impressed as his usual work.
I’m just gonna say it. Episodes 2-7 of this season of the X-Files have not only erased the terrible taste of the season premier, it is becoming one of the better seasons period. Job well done.
If you haven’t seen ep 7 yet, do so most immediately. You need not have ever seen an episode before to enjoy it
You Americans do like to fuck around with the noble pasty:
Ya bitch! Fight us! Trump 4 Evar!
I’ll go with it.
I’m probably one of the few people who didn’t watch Farscape so I can’t really comment.
*shrug* I guess they were ok in Stargate.
I also never watched Farscape, but I was a fan of the Muppet Show.
Farscape has my highest of recommendation. Highest.
I too give extreme high marks.
I’ll give that a third. Farscape was something truly unique.
Jack do you see? Do you see how this show has brought the 3 of US together? The most unlikely of trinitys?
This show was on during the time that I didn’t watch any TV. Which is why I also never saw X-Files, B5, and only sporadic Star Trek. I got not malice toward it.
It’s too late for anyone to even see this. . .
A somewhat political post from Bunny!
Avs / Wild on right now.
University of Denver / Miami of Ohio drop the puck in just a bit.
THE POWER OF ICE COMPELS YOU!
Just back from seeing “Black Panther”
The Pink Panther was much funnier.
Steel Panther is much hair metalier
Sex Panther from San Tan Brewing is a much tastier stout.
The epic remake of “The Wrath of Khan” you didn’t know you needed:
Red Sparrow, anyone?
One person I saw said Death Wish was more fun
I’ll be curious to see how it compares to the original.
I hear it is not as Bronson-ey.
Bruce Willis is a helluva lot more charismatic than Bronson. I just hope it doesn’t get bogged down in politics.
Sure, when it gets to Netflix…
After actually seeing Red Sparrow in the cinema, I would advise taking Ed’s advice.
Tiffany and her sister liked it.
There’s nothing wrong with getting up at god awful early on a weekend, is there?
Oh, me too!
Me too but my Vaulter won and got a new PR so … that.
I need a shower and a nap.
Congratulations to your vaulter on getting a new Puerto Rican! And on the victory.
Congrats on the new Public Record, lil’ Vaulter
October by China Meiville
The long Russian names slipped through my ears, but an interesting acount of the Russian revolution.
Finally, because it was going cheap on Audible, I’ve started ‘reading’ Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson.
My initial thoughts after the first two chapters is he info dumps far too bloody much. FFS, no wonder the audio book is 17 hours long..
You’ve never read Snow Crash?!
Nope, a cyberpunk novel I missed at the time.
I was never a great fan of non Gibson cyberpunk, with the exception of Walter Jon Williams.
Yeah, I’m just surprised. Maybe slightly dated at this point – – and heavily imitated – – but it’s still a lot of fun. Warning: I recall a massive info dump later in the book.
It’s Stephenson. All his books have info dumps.
I see lots of cool stuff during my many hours at the ice rink, famous hockey players and figure skaters, amazing skating displays, amateur hockey at all levels – – but today there was a sled hockey tournament, which was amazing to see.
If you don’t know, sled hockey is played on ice by athletes with limited or no use of their legs.
This is rad. I have seen a bit of matches on YouTube and is pretty God damn amazing. These are true athletes
Netflix finally put on the first two seasons of Ash VS Evil Dead and fuck me if I haven’t flown thru them. Dana Delorenzo is freaking fantastic. Bruce Campbell and Lucy Lawless are goddamn National Treasures. What a gross funny wonderful witty well-written show. The shit (no pun intended) they can pull off on the show is fantastic. Nearly every show I say to myself “they are not going to actually show that are they?” And lo and behold there it is in all its practical effect gory Glory. This is a show that I want to spend time with. That I want to immerse myself with the characters and the surroundings. If you have the stomach for it go do it. It is one of the greatest rides out there. Have I mentioned Dana Delorenzo?
Loved the movie callbacks in season 1. Gotta watch season 2 now.
We enjoyed season one, haven’t watched season two yet
Same here. This show goes to “11” … then sticks it in the eye with an ice pick which only makes it more crazed, at which point it charges head-long at the viewer, only to miss and fall face down on a running chainsaw!
For fans of The Breeders (you know who you are)
RIP Major Charles Winchester III. David Ogden Stiers dead at 75.
Ah dammit 🙁
And so many other great roles over the years after MASH.
ditto, I read All Systems Red last year and loved it.
What I didn’t love was Tor jacking the price of the sequels (ebook price that is) by about 300%
So won’t be buying them straight away, when they get released.
Yeah, they are pricey for a novella length story. /shrug
What the shit, Van? http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-43278380
What can I say, heavy snow is rare so people panic,
I was able to sneak out with my sister and catch Red Sparrow at the theater.
We both enjoyed it. Less sex. More psychological espionage.
Not sure why we were the only people under the age of 60 seeing this movie, though.
I went into the doctor’s office the other day with a steering wheel stuck to my testicles.
I said, “Doctor, can you do something about this? It’s driving me nuts!”
I’m also declining to find the appropriate coat for this joke.
I mean we have a multi time failure CEO “running” the joint, so yeah.
Shit I forgot the Oscars were tonite so that I refuse to watch them….
That being said it is always rad when a genre film wins best film
The Ongoing History of New Music’s exploration of the transformative 90’s music scene has been great. Cross devotes one episode on tech, one on women singers, one on women fronted bands, one on grunge, and the latest is Brit Pop.
Start here: http://ajournalofmusicalthings.com/ongoing-history-new-music-episode-810-90s-part-1/
Oh. Oh, ditto.
Oh you blessed boy you
Lay down fall away
Just cannot move
My arms and legs
Don’t recall how to free
Myself from this
In the heart of the dark
My face contorted
Don’t know how to reach the light
But I feel so bad
Like a freak in a cage
Hubby left me his car. He needs some chips fixed on his windshield.
Noting dates a cyberpunk novel than using video tapes in the future.
I remember when they created some new Jetsons episodes. Elroy holding a 5 1/4″ floppy disk comes to mind.
Cretan! I use video tapes. Still the best way to watch the original star wars dontchaknow
And late 80’s porn.
YAS!!!!! Urban Cowgirls is STILL a classic
I do not come from Crete you moronic puppet,
Better a moronic puppet than a damned fool from Crete
Luckily I don’t come from Crete.
I love the 80s Brice Sterling novel, “Islands in the Net,” but it has one scene where a bunch of African nomads are huddled around a fax machine to get news from across the world.
There’s another scene in Singapore where people are queuing up for a pay phone.
I just treat this stuff as “alternate history”. No story ages perfectly.
That’s Bruce Sterling.
Yeah, as long as the story works, I’m good with the anachronisms.
Agreed. I’m still fond of stories where the computers used valves and Venus was a swamp.
Venus is NOT a swamp?
Well we know that now..doh!
Oh… oh god I need a bag…..bluuurp
Billboard Hot 100’s Top 20 Songs Of 2002
1. Nickelback, “How You Remind Me”
2. Ashanti, “Foolish”
3. Nelly, “Hot In Herre”
4. Nelly (feat. Kelly Rowland), “Dilemma”
5. The Calling, “Wherever You Will Go”
6. Vanessa Carlton, “A Thousand Miles”
7. Linkin Park, “In The End”
8. Fat Joe (feat. Ashanti), “What’s Luv?”
9. Usher, “U Got It Bad”
10. Puddle Of Mudd, “Blurry”
11. Avril Lavigne, “Complicated”
12. Ja Rule (feat. Ashanti), “Always On Time”
13. Jennifer Lopez (feat. Ja Rule), “Ain’t It Funny”
14. Jimmy Eat World, “The Middle”
15. P. Diddy (feat. Usher and Loon), “I Need A Girl (Part One)”
16. Usher, “U Don’t Have To Call”
17. Mary J. Blige, “Family Affair”
18. P. Diddy (feat. Ginuwine, Loon, and Mario Winans), “I Need A Girl (Part Two)”
19. Eve (feat. Alicia Keys), “Gangsta Lovin”
20. Creed, “My Sacrifice”
Well, that’s what you get for looking at Billboards’ Top charts. What were you thinking? 😉
HA! I blame AV Club
I actually like 3 of those. The rest I either never heard, or I despise with the heat of a million suns.
Lemme guess which ones you like… Puddle of Mudd, Creed, and Nickelback. AMIRITE!!!!!
I did like Vanessa Carlton’s song and album it was.
It was what?
Hmmm. Maybe YOU are
Vanessa Carlton was one of them! The other 2 were the Linkin Park and the Jimmy Eat World.
TBH I guessed the Jimmy and Linkin. I actually thought maybe Mary J might have been the other
Ugh. Creed and Nickelback in the same list.
Q. Why shouldn’t you try to run through a chain link fence?
A. Because you might strain yourself
D-fence! D-fence! D-fence!
I just read volume 1 of Rat Queens. A joyous treat! How have I not read this until now?!
Be “warned”… after volume 3 they completely (well sorta completely….)reboot the series due to real problems with the artists. Its still well worth reading, but don’t expect a long run.
Not too many series stay good for a long run. I’ll enjoy what I get. 😀
RIght. This one really could have but the seminal artist of the series was fired after the first volume do to alleged domestic violence. It never recovered art-wise after that. Too many cooks….
Lost in Vegas checks out a little band called Pink Floyd
Happy birthday, Mr. David Lolectric Six!
Danger danger! Happy birthday! Thanks buddy
Happy damn birthday, LoPanda!
Have an amazing birthday Lo!
Website updates in store for me today.
Happy birthday, Lo!
Birthday greetings oh Ancient One.
The sea never says it loves you:
Maybe the sea should think about someone else’s feelings once in awhile.
Back to damn work today. Getting in the damn shower and diving into my damn commute now. Then hopefully getting damn coffee to keep my damn eyes open at my damn desk and in all those damn meetings.
(I kid work)
Hollywood, the madness continues:
I think Fillion would make a better Jordan, but someone more lanky might fit the bill a bit better. I’ll have to give it a bit more thought.
Someone needs to quash this idea with a giant green hammer.
It’s not Hollywood it’s Warner Bros. I mean they have an EXCELLENT track record so far with their DC films. What could go wrong here?
Kitty likes the cold weather. It means I turn on the fireplace and she can lounge upside down in front of it
Pic; or it didnt happen!
Any pic you see of her upside down on my FB page, she’s in front of the fireplace.
Ok, work mostly done.
What do I want for lunch?
This ancient one thanks you all for the bday wishes
Crap mini joke of the day from George Hrab:
Soviet toilet training: See? See? See?… Pee!
If the joke dies. . . it dies. . .
Not a fan of Hrab or this joke.
In Soviet Russia, coat puts on you
And apparently pees on you too.
I’ve met Hrab a bunch of times, and he’s never peed on me.
No matter how many times I’ve asked.
Smokin’, not tokin’, get funky sax
Looking good, hanging with the wild bunch
Looking good in a Buffalo Stance
Her other big hit – – was about Lenny Kravitz cheating on Lisa Bonet.
I forgot about this!!
I’m honestly not sure who has sunk lower here
Anyone who buys that.
Maybe they can add Scott Baio to complete the has-been shithead trifecta.
Something to consider if you head to Ohio
I was expecting tin soldiers and Nixon coming.
Your smh link of the day:
Yes, I am tired of winning.
CP: Waking Up — Happy Rhodes
The plot of a horror film:
Amazon is just fucking with us now.
My Alexa hasn’t laughed at us yet ….yet.
You think it has only been now? 😉
A Discworld TV series:
Iced Earth isn’t a great band, but “Something Wicked This Way Comes” is a great album.
It’s important to separate asshole artists from their work, but it’s hard to overlook their current guitatist saying that school shootings may be staged events.
Yep, Schaffer is definitely a tool. These days I follow Ashes of Ares, because of Matt Barlow.
And Jake Dreyer in Witherfall!
Rakim > LL Cool J. There, I said it.
Say it. Keep it. It’s legit.
CP: Glass Houses — Screaming Females
Just finished Ben Bova’s Orion which I hadn’t read in fuck knows how long.
Never read Bova.
Read a few of his short stories and that is about it.
JFC there’s six books in the series???!?!
This is why I don’t read…
Although sad, I am alright with the man retiring at age 86/87
In happier stuff: I saw the “Celebrating David Bowie” show tonight. The tix had been a bday gift from my lovely Mrs.
Mostly members of his old band, with some guest vocalists. The most surprising was Joe Sumner – – that’s Sting Jr. He was great. And the songs sounded amazing. Thanks, honey!
Read as “Joe Strummer” and was instantly confused and joyful.
Joe Strummer’s accent would be a good fit for some Bowie tunes. Gordon’s kid did great, though. Although, he looks more like that state trooper who pulled you over for speeding than the son of a rockstar. That’s him on my FB live video.
Ground control to Majorly jealous.
I don’t want to go out. I want to stay in. And get fings done.
Time to put numbers in boxes.
Happy International Women’s Day!
Remember, this is only for international women. Domestic women not included….
Always read the small print.
To you, I’m an international woman!
To Van, so am I
CP: You & Me — Crash Vegas
Stupid Prime video has stopped working on our tv. I’m assuming they’ve updated the app since the icon looks different. Now they need to update it again to fix it.
Now we have to watch the rest of The Tick on my ipad.
(which we hook up to the tv so not a real issue)
*Yes, I know this is a fwp, live with it.
It’s why I switched to a roku stick, Panasonic stopped updating the apps for my Smart TV model.
Back to waiting for reports. I seem to spend a lot of my working time in wait mode.
This podcast will be sure to amuse AND piss off.
Interesting explanation of Janelle Monae’s Metropolis saga.
I didn’t really know who she was, but something seemed vaguely familiar. Then I discovered she played the part of Alice in the episode “Autofac” of Amazon’s “Phillip K Dick’s Electric Dreams.” Seems like appropriate casting.
Somehow, I don’t think Rule 34 will be discussed in the new Wreck-It Ralph movie. 😀
That’s disturbing 😀
Is there a less funny person than David Schwimmer?
Pretty much any of the current late night talk show folks….where’s Leno and Letterman when their country needs them?
I haven’t seen Colbert’s late night show – – but I’ve always found him to be a funny mother-effer. Has he really lost it?
I’ll agree that Fallon and Myers are not what they once were.
I don’t find Fallon funny. He’s rather juvenile imo. Myers’ “A Closer Look” is good, but not that funny. I still enjoy Colbert.
We still enjoy Colbert.
There’s still The Daily Show. I also like The Opposition, and when it’s on, the Jim Jeffries show is fun, if a little bit rude
Colbert is brilliant. Still worth it.
I’ll take any of these people over Leno. Maybe the most overrated and unfunny person ever in the history of always.
Stop sugar coating your opinions and just tell us how you really feel.
*grabs 1000 soap boxes*
We have watched the first 2 episodes of Letterman’s new show, which were both excellent. He is still the best.
I heard it isn’t geoblocked so you should be able to listen to the episodes:
Nice!!! I didn’t love the book, but it had its moments.
WONDERFUL creepy ass old schooly XFiles last night
It’s a different world, man. http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/22701284/nhl-national-hockey-league-avoid-disaster-new-esports-initiative
I feel like everytime the NHL tries something big it usually ends in disaster
The laser puck begs to differ!
Like Anakin Skywalker, that name no longer has any meaning to me…
I really don’t care. I think this will be a massive flop. Esports lives and dies with MOBAs. The NHL doesn’t have a chance, imo.
Luke Cage S2 trailer is out:
I think I shall make some chocolate chip cookies. Just because
Excellent new AV Club series in the tradition of A History of Violence
I’ve become a fan of Tom Breihan’s writing. Would you believe that I’ve never seen the Rocketeer?
Yeah. I would…
I never knew that a baby could have such polar opposite smells eminating for her tiny little human body.
Up top, it is sweet baby fresh softness.
The other end, blech.
I believe that is absolute evil that comes out of the innocent.
As we get older, we begin to lose the ability to rid it from ourselves as easily as we did as infants. Those adults who develop a clinical inability to rid themselves of this evil become Corporate Executives or politicians.
The history of some classic board games:
I imagine the kinds of people who play those “Libertarian” games are the kinds of people kick over the card table whenever they’re losing.
AP Bio. High reccomendation.
Cirque du Soleil Crystal on Ice is pretty unbelievable. And we’re just at intermission. I told elder daughter she needs ramps for her Theater On Ice performances.
Seriously amazing. I’ve seen 3 Cirque shows now, and this was the best of them.
I have lived in Orlando almost 9 years now and haven’t seen a live Cirque show yet. Maybe it’s time I got off my lazy ass and went to see Crystal. I’ll take your word that it’s not the Ice Capades that some of their pictures make it look like.
Looks like what I could have seen was La Nouba. But that is gone and they are creating a Disney specific version that I’m sure I would not care for. Have to wait for Crystal to come around at the big arena.
Yeah, don’t think “Disney On Ice.” We saw it with my daughters skating coaches, and they said it was the “best skating you’ll ever see in your life.” And they still do death-defying aerial stunts, they just do them above the Ice.
Nice. My daughter saw the Beatles one in Vegas and loved it.
When you are thinking you are quoting Shakespeare:
“Never, thee must, telleth me the odds”. – Hamlet
“Real G’s move in silence like lasagna”. – WIlliam Shakespeare
Tonight’s gaming will be Mansions of Madness.
mr. brightside except anytime a pronoun is used it gets faster
That’s a lot of Windows Movie Maker crashes.
Jessica Jones S2 is off to a fantastic start!
Two episodes in. Thumbs up from this mamma.
Opposite reaction from me. So far, it’s people randomly doing things for no apparent reason, other than following the script. We’ll see how it turns out
I’d rather watch that then 1/3 of the Defenders where the 4 of them just stood around in random rooms explaining the plot
Oh also…you just hate strong female characters etc etc *other superleft internet BS*
(Idiot satire) Rigt, why Hollywood elitist liberuls SJWs always force their diversity on me. Why does Jessica jones have to be a woman? White men are the real oppressed group! (/idiot satire)
For reals comment – did you all watch The Punisher? I’m 3 eps in and so far it actually has a bit to say about the “persecuted white right male”.
Punisher is surprisingly smart on complex social issues, especially for a show about a gun-wielding vigilante.
So, I wrote this raving review with 15 minutes left
to watch of ep 2. That last 15 min was hokey and kinda awful.
C’mon episode 3!
I’m with Pixie on this one, been loving Jessica Jones, 3 episodes in. Of course I really like Krysten Ridder in the part.
We all died horrible deaths in Mansions of Madness yesterday. Damn rampaging mobs.
Interesting, but long, article on the damaging aspect of the good guy/bad guy myth:
It is an interesting point. I wonder if The Pure Good Guy vs the Pure Evil Guy is rooted in Judeo Christian stories – – where the Holy Trinity and famous icons are flawlessly good, and Satan and all of his allies are irredeemably bad. Maybe?
I think it isn’t as simple as that otherwise the myth would have been established much earlier in Western culture. But it definitely plays a part.
Yeah, I don’t claim there’s 1 simple root cause to point to, but I do wonder how much the Mono God of pure good with his antagonist Devil if pure evil is a factor.
Interesting sidebar to this – – if you call out the greatest movies and stories of all time, then the protagonists are usually shades of good and bad – – or pretty awful, but we still cheer for them – – the George Baileys, Peter Parkers, and Voldemorts are the exceptions, not the norm.
Pulp Fiction, The Godfather, Citizen Kane, Psycho, Batman (not Adam West), Silence of the Lambs, Taxi Driver…. Even Luke and Frodo caved a little into their evil temptations.
Got to be pre-Christianity. Every “leader” who has ever needed people to do things they would have never otherwise have even considered has relied on the “Us = good, them = all bad(or at least anti-good)” narrative to motive otherwise peaceful agrarian folks to go and kill and maim.
That’s simple tribalism. Us vs Them. It’s hard wired in us and it’s not going away. That isn’t the same as the good guy/bad guy dichotomy discussed in the article.
I’m not sure I agree. I can see her point that folklore does not rely on the Good guy / bad guy trope but it is pretty well documented that this trope has been used in real life to dehumanize the “other” in nationalistic conflicts.
As for the entertainment media, we’ve had that trope since the first radio plays hit the airwaves.
When movie cameras came along, it wasn’t a minute before some guy in a black outfit, twirling a handlebar moustache, tied Purdee Pureheart to the train tracks for no other reason than … he was a bad guy.
… or maybe I’ve missed the point all together?
Yeah. Last year the Alberta government took an unofficial poll to see if they would stop doing daylight savings. Individuals voted overwhelmingly to not do the time change twice a year, a few corporations (including Calgary and Edmonton hockey teams) said they want to keep the time change. Guess what the government decided on. Yup, we are continuing with daylight savings.
I wonder if the Oilers and Flames see how perpetually terrible the Coyotes are with no daylight savings, and don’t want to chance it.
In other news.. no one REALLY gives a fuck about the time change save for 2 days a year when they get to bitch about it.
Wow, someone remembered to take his grumpy pill today.
Not grumpy… it’s just the facts, mam
CP: STONEFIST — HEALTH
Gut punch, just like I expected, at the end of “Life Is Strange – Before The Storm: Farewell”. Great conclusion to the series.
CP: Black Flies — Ben Howard
From the creators of Gotham Academy? Sold! 🙂
So, Gotham Academy ?
No, I’m looking for your take on it. It’s worth reading?
I read the first 12 issues and enjoyed it. I hate comparing it to Harry Potter, but think of the equivalent style school in the world of DC, in particular, the city of Gotham.
It didn’t take kitty long to figure out daylight savings. Breakfast early, woot!
…and then the murders began.
(shout out to Vanny boy for reminding me of the greatness that was this meme…)
Interesting timing with out discussion on stories of good vs. evil.
Last night I watched Studio Ghibli’s “Princess Mononoke” in which the over-arching conflict between Gods/Spirits and humans had no clear cut “good guys”.
Both sides did horrendous things but the motivation for these acts was (they felt) to protect their group.
There was human on human conflict that may have had more shades of “white hat/black hat” but it still wasn’t clear cut.
The real world is so full of shades of grey … maybe we want our entertainment to be easy?
I enjoyed the film, by the way.
To be honest, that’s far from my favorite Miyazaki film, but it’s still a pretty damn good one. Some amazing visuals, and a powerful story.
Doing an R.E.M deep dive (yeah I know) cause of this podcast – R U Talkin’ R.E.M. RE: ME? Scott and Scott are a fantastic team
R.E.M. have a couple of embarrassingly awful songs, but their excellent-to-great songs far outweigh those. Overall, they’re completely legit. No snark from me.
Agreed. This is actually a lot of fun and helps that their first few albums are quite short… and very very good. I’ve listened from Chronic Town through Fables of the Reconstruction so far and it’s been wonderful.
CP: Illumina — Lamb
If you didn’t love David Bowie already, then a few on this list will change that:
Especially #2 and #8.
“You want your hero to appear on one of your songs. The natural thing to do is to send them a recording and then wait. Your preferred response would be an email a couple of hours later with a vocal already recorded and attached. Failing that, you’d settle for a note saying: “Schedule’s busy, but let’s try to find some studio time.” You could probably understand silence – after all, heroes are busy people. What you might want least of all would be for said hero to respond: “It’s not a very good song, is it?” Which of those do you think happened when Coldplay approached Bowie?”
Talk about getting the Coldplay Shoulder.
You put that pun away before I clocks you
“Today, many Americans are telling their kids to study hard and do their homework. Otherwise, they could end up being Secretary of Education” – Dave Pell
So someone on twitter asked what would trump say to the UK accusation that Russia tried to poison a old traitor.
“Why didn’t the idiots use drones like we do?”
Was the reply I didn’t send.
It’s probably harder to poison someone using a drone.
So nice it’s posted twice!
So nice it’s posted twice!
Well it is.
Easier to stick a missile up their arses with one though.
Since we are on the subject …
I was just reading ,
” At the White House Press conference, Sanders promised nothing in the way of action, and critically refused to say that Russia was involved in the poisoning.
A few hours later, on board a plane bound for Africa, (Rex) Tillerson called the (poisoning) attack ‘a really egregious act,” said that the attack was clearly from Russia, and promised that the US would act to defend it’s ally.
And just like that, he was fired.”
Aaaand as an addendum –
The 4th highest guy at the State Dept. Has now been fired for contradicting the White House and confirming that Tillerson found out about being fired in a twitter post.
So . Much . Winning.
But for who?
OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH EM GEEEEEEEEEE
Your utter bollox for the week:
This is a horrible piece of bullshit reporting that as as bad as what you’d find on Fox News.
“the rationale of gaming is to unite pleasurable impulse with political ideology”
It is? I thought games were pure escapism. That is a lot of pressure on game programmers to not only make fun games but to craft a compelling political narrative.
No. When I game, I expect to think about the juxtaposition between the elf with a bow, the dwarf with the axe, and the tiefling with a want and how they managed to ally themselves despite differing political viewpoints
All that other stuff is just fluff that gets in the way of a lesson to be learned on right vs, left. 😉
Want = wand. Stupid keyboard
I knew the culprit was video games! Q-Bert is clearly to blame for kids cursing too.
Trying to figure out the political angle behind Tetris.
A late start for this bunny
We had record amounts of snow this winter. It’s now starting to melt, brining with it lots of road flooding. There are currently workers outside with a metal detector trying to find the storm drain so they can unclog it and, hopefully drain some of the giant puddle on the road in front of our home
Bunny is messing with them by blasting MotorHead on her stereo.
Because I’m an adult, I can have a really healthy lunch of ice cream and blackberries
Just make sure you sit 2 inches from the TV while doing it.
TFW… (TMI warning) you leave the house without any nursing pads on. Ohhhhh yahhhh
CP: Short Change Hero — The Heavy
I won’t claim to have a deep knowledge of his career, but “Flava in Ya Ear” is a classic. RIP
God speed, sir
I’m really glad he got to be in the latest Hitchhiker’s Guide radio drama
The world needs him now, more than ever. RIP
He also did this:
Gooooood Morning, Pannites!
Rise and shine
You have a little reason to be up at this hour, what’s my excuse.
Brunch with the boss today. I think I’ll have crepes
Is the “Boss Brunch” one the level just before or just after the “Boss Fight” ?
Fun tip: pronounce them like the word “creepy.”
Oh good. The weatherman says to expect record snowfalls tomorrow. It’s been nice the last few days. Doesn’t the weather know it’s not nice to tease?
A slice of Pi anyone?
In Canada the date is 14/3/18. I don’t see pie in that anywhere
So 4 years ago you had Pi Month!
Same in the UK.
Tongue tie procedure done on baby. :0 All are good afterwards, if a little freaked.
Even a Dalek would applaud this! Oh wait. . .
Nice version of a classic song:
Yes it is related to The Last of Us Part 2
Oceans of Slumber just did a gorgeous version of this on their latest. I didn’t realize it was a cover, though. Cough
Your crap joke for the day:
Did you hear about the chef who decided to cook outdoors?
She found it easy, it was a wok in the park.
Between the tongue-tie procedure and this brutal cold, today has been a lost day.
No. If she truly did need her tongue untied it’s the exact opposite of a lost day
You keep your proper perspectives to yourself, buddy!
Your faith in your friends is yours!
Thank you for going with that version, Ed.
Yknow, that Alex Ovechkin may have a career ahead of him after all…
I cheer for him every year to win a Cup. There’s talk now of him passing Gretzky’s goal record. I don’t think he will, but I’d love to see that too.
And as well all know what a…swell…guy Wayne is I am sure he’s pulling for him to do it!
LIV finally do Ghost
I’d have thought for sure that this one would have been “Playlist!”
Honestly I think they have acquired a taste for harsher vocals oddly enough
There are way more people at Sky Harbor airport at 12:30am, than I ever expected there to be. On the plus side, they all seem like your average, happy-go-lucky people too. Winning.
It hasn’t started snowing yet.
Time to clean the house
There’s the snow
Bedding has been changed and my second load of laundry is in the wash. Now it’s time to attack the kitchen.
CP: The Wire — Saltwater Sun
I cancelled all my tomorrow appointments in Calgary. I have I feeling I won’t want to drive on the highway
Fuck this cold
This is horrible, but not as bad as it appears. And the guy’s comments are hilarious.
I donMt think her defence can argue it was an act of passion.
“The feeling I had when I won the fight with my bare hands is just absolutely the best feeling,” Lovell boasted this week from the hospital. “I’ve played all the sports, won big games, landed some decent tricks on my snowboard. This was better.”
I fucking hate this guy. Please know that I never ever condone violence, but this guy seems like the epitome of asshole fucking prick gamer fuckfaces
Oh yeah. He doesn’t deserve a samurai sword attack, but yeah. Definitely laughing at him, not with him.
*generic Twitteriffic “look at me!!!!” post*
I’m always looking at you!
I feels it!
Every breath you take, Ed is watching you.
And fuck this cold
Fuck this cold for messing with my Main Squeeze and interfereing with prime snuggle time with baby and with Baby Mamma
I’m waiting for it to be passed to mini-Mangan. Then your lives will be really miserable
I’m hoping this is still the bug she was exposed to in the week after she was born. Because yeah, that will be next-level misery if she gets this. 🙁
Maybe you were both exposed to it in the hospital and she is just STRONGER than you!
Viva LA EVOLUTION !!!!
While south Calgary got a big dump of snow, here in the north end, we did not.
You get to be an Avenger, and you get to be an Avenger, oh, and you too
I think we’re past the point where I can comfortably watch trailers. . . . though the temptation is strong.
I’m afraid The Thanos as Fred Flintstone meme has left me with a need to chuckle everytime Thanos is on screen.
If you do buy this property, then don’t hang up any signs advertising any specialized types of storage services.
Another one to add to your arsehole list:
He’s either being quoted badly, or he’s not making any sense. I don’t get the point he’s trying to make. If there were actresses who willingly used Weinstein to get roles (and I’m sure there were), then how does that invalidate any of the stories of his victims??
It doesn’t. It’s doesn’t at all. In fact no where here does he mention anyone being forced against their will. This is really really gross.
He’s stating that there were two kinds of women. Those who willingly used Harvey Weinstein to get a career and GOT a career out of it and those that used him to get a career and did NOT get a career out of it. He’s being super gross and intimating that it’s only those that did NOT get a career that are crying the victim.
I was gonna say something but that Gilliam piece really pissed me off and I have forgotten why I came.
OH! Has anyone read Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series in the last decade or so?
I was never that impressed with Foundation series when I read it in the 80’s.
So what horror story do you have punk?
No horror story but I found this passage interesting.
” all the land surface of Trent or 75 million square miles in extent was a single City. The population at its height was well in excess of 40 billions. This enormous population was devoted almost entirely to the administrative necessities of the Galactic Empire and found themselves all too few for the complications of the task.”
Hmmm….me wonder if Lucas was a fan
Of course you weren’t
I’ve read some Isaac, but a few of my friends had warned me away from Foundations during my young days, saying it was dull and slow as paint drying.
And unfortunately, along the same lines as the previous topic, there’s a pretty shitty story about him being a creepy lech at Sci-Fi Cons in the past.
I recall the first book as totally captivating me and being one of my formative hooks into sci-fi. I seem to recall the second book as having good bits but being not grabbing me like the first.
The third book … I seem to recall starting it several times. Not sure I ever made it through it.
I read the first four when I was in my teens and enjoyed them then. Couldn’t tell you a thing about them now.
Your comment gave me pause as I thought it was only a trilogy all this time. Hmmmmmm very interesting
Foundation and Empire (1952)
Second Foundation (1953)
Foundation’s Edge (1982)
I stand by my statement.
Yeah I wasn’t saying you were wrong. I can Wiki too.
In the last decade, I can confidently say no. Would have certainly been early 90’s when I read the original trilogy. I have just a few vague memories of concepts. Never read any of the other books that he wrote about the Foundation.
Creepy (the Mall Santa serial killer that is):
Oh right. Different country.
Yeah, the serial killer in Toronto is an ongoing news story here in Canada. They are still finding body pieces he stored in gardens where he worked. Last I heard, they are waiting for spring thaw to dig up even more gardens.
When you don’t want to faff around with emulators:
What’s a faff?
It’s a verb.
What’s a verb?
I ain’t know kindergarten teacher, go get yourself a dictionary.
What’s a dictionary?
Whiskey in the glass
Avalanche vs Preds on one screen
Denver vs. Minnesota Duluth on another
I’m not sure why they continue to play the Frozen Four playoffs at the XCel Center. The place is MAYBE 1/10th full and this is with a minnesota team playing. Methinks it’s time for a change to university sized arenas
Is it already Frozen Four weekend?
Alright, I guess I’m just getting senile – I thought we had an email chain or Facebook event going for this year’s meetup, but I can’t track it down. Figure it’s time I start looking at flights and such and figure out what everyone else is doing.
Give an geezer a pointer, will ya?
Weekend of July 13, I do believe. Friday the 13th, for you superstitious types.
We do still need to recommend hotels too. Sorry!
And we should take it to the FB Page.
Yes to the hotel. I was going to ask closer to the end of the month
Hotel data collected. Email to follow.
“Give an geezer a pointer, will ya?” is our first single off our acoustic ep
A fun trip down memory campaign. I owned a few of these.
What’s scary is we still have some of these
I might still have a few of these 2. My list of the Top 10 covers would probably be very different, but I hate to be that guy….
These are neat covers, but like you (and probably most) I would have some different ones in there. I own the one I posted and it is one of my favorites.
Maybe the best comment to anything ever. Pertaining to UMBC being the first 16 seed in history to knock off a 1 seed (Virginia) in the basketballs tourney…..
“Thomas Jefferson must be rolling over in his slave.”
I literally choked
It might be nice, it might be nice.
There’s talk of Cornish Pasy Co tonight for our out of town guest. How close is Cornwall to Ireland?
Not close enough to call him Cornish without causing offence..
Or her of course.
I only ask for St Pats Day. Our friend is from Boston. Which, I guess, is almost Ireland.
Wow! Want to see.
Are they the same team that did Box Trolls and Coraline?
Boxing Coraline’s Trolls
A sequel to Boxing Helena? Or Raging Bull?
No idea but they did do the Mr Fox film.
If I cut off your arms and I cut off your legs would you still love me anyway? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPZfCoqD0XA
Yes they are. They had a beautiful display up in Portland this last year.
For reference: http://www.laika.com/
Ummm no, Laika is not doing the dog film.
You are right indeed. Still looks good.
I guess it was only the DP. http://dailyovation.com/2018/02/12/everything-need-know-wes-andersons-isle-dogs/
Looking forward to it. LAIKA has been hitting it out of the park lately. Loved Kubo.
Would you say that LAIKA has been…out of this world????
I still need to see Kubo.
At the car wash, this time with hubby
Hey, whatever does it for you.
We now own the Metallica Lullabies CD. Parenthood.
Another lonely evening in store for this bunny.
Next week starts spring break so that will be good.
CP: What Remains — Foals
The anime “Ghost in the Shell” soundtrack is perfect for a rainy day.
Cyberpunk and rain go together. . . like tears in the rain.
Denver Museum of Nature and Science got some splainin’ to do http://www.dmns.org/imax/showtimes/
They’ve crossed the streams. Hopefully that doesn’t end the world
“If I were human, I believe my response would be, ‘Go to hell.'”
What exactly is an alligator lizard anyway? And what is it doing in the air?
Yeah man! Only in America….
Shit I need to listen to more of them. I really like them