Scrull: about the dude with the flying bladed mouse wheel

Note:

This post has nothing to do with the hokey magic shuriken I think there was a cyclops and an old guy with a spider ex-girlfriend film, “Krull,” it’s just a snappy word-blending of “scroll” and “Krull.”

Who knows, maybe Krull will come up in the comments.

940 thoughts on “Scrull: about the dude with the flying bladed mouse wheel

  1. Today’s movie is called Intruders (not to be mistaken with the tv series of the same name)

    The DVR write up: Two children in Spain and England are terrorized by a hooded, faceless phantom that seemingly sprung to life from the pages of the horror stories they wrote

  2. Crap joke for the day:

    A defendant was on trial for murder. There was strong evidence indicating guilt, but there was no corpse.

    In the defence’s closing statement, the lawyer, knowing that his client would probably be convicted, resorted to a trick.

    “Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I have a surprise for you all,” the lawyer said as he looked at his watch. “Within one minute, the person presumed dead in this case will walk into this courtroom.” He looked toward the courtroom door. The jurors, somewhat stunned, all looked on eagerly.

    A minute passed. Nothing happened.

    Finally, the lawyer said, “Actually, I made up the previous statement. But you all looked on with anticipation. I, therefore, put it to you that you have a reasonable doubt in this case as to whether anyone was killed, and I insist that you return a verdict of not guilty.”

    The jury retired to deliberate. A few minutes later, the jury returned and pronounced a verdict of guilty.

    “But how?” inquired the lawyer. “You must have had some doubt; I saw all of you stare at the door.”

    The jury foreman replied:

    “Yes, we did look, But your client didn’t.”

  3. CW: The Emmys Backstage Live online.

    Just so you know, Weird Al Yankovic’s “Beat Drama Series Medley” is fabulously funny; from the view and sound I have. Look out for it

  4. So my wife has long standing back problems that make it hard for her to sit for too long. Thus, we spend a lot of time at our pool table in the living room while watching TV. Thus, we watch a lot of easy material like SyFy movies and Jerry Springer. Last night I decided to try something a little more involved and we watched The Dark Night because she had not yet seen it. She said it was hard to follow. The punchline of this story is that the next DVD coming from Netflix is Shutter Island.

    I see a bad moon arisin’
    I see trouble on the way
    I see earthquakes and lightnin’
    I see bad times today

  5. Well, Deadpan– our own Pan(dora) greatly appreciated us celebrating Nat’l Dog Day by taking her to “The DP” as we like to call it. I expect a happy and very sleepy pup tonight, all night long.

    *happy face*

    • What people tend to forget is Tim Horton’s was owned by Wendy’s for about ten years or so until it was spun off again. They still have a working relationship as it’s fairly common to see both Wendy’s and Tim Horton’s sharing building space. I don’t see how Burger King is any different than that.

      • Yeah, I agree. And so far they say there isn’t any plan on cross branding. Personally, I much prefer Tim Horton’s food over BK. We’ll see how that changes. :(

        T Cat likes to point out that it is impressive that TH has branded donut holes so well, that many Canadians don’t even know that that is what Timbits are. :)

      • I’ve been to TH once while in Buffalo. It was okay. I wasn’t particularly impressed.
        People forget that although BK is based in Florida, the parent company is a Brazilian company. Reports are that Warren Buffett is impressed enough to buy in.

        • I hate to get all “Billiards” here but it’s hard to get around this one.
          Turns out this merger is a tax dodge.
          According to the financial sites, the “new” company will be “based” in Canada. Therefore … no corporate tax dollars for the US.

          Oh, BK will still get all of the protections and incentives of operating in the US.
          They just won’t have to pay US tax on the money they make while enjoying those perks.

          BTW – Last year (I just personally looked up the financials) BK made a NET profit of 270.5 MILLION dollars. Yes, that was the cash they were wallowing around on AFTER they had paid all of those US taxes they are trying to avoid.
          They ended their year with their HIGHEST profit margin ever and it has gotten even higher the first two quarters of this year.

          Just something to keep in mind when you see Corporate shills shedding crocodile tears at the taxes they are supposed to be paying and threatening to move their headquarters out of the country to get “relief” from the onerous burden. They aren’t even close to going bankrupt due to taxes.

  6. Your crap joke from the day:

    A Scottish lad and lass were sitting together on a hill in the Highlands.
    They had been silent for a while, when the lass said, “A penny for your thoughts.”The lad was a bit abashed, but he finally said, “Well, I was thinking how nice it would be if ye’d give me a wee bit of a kiss.”So she did so.But he again lapsed into a pensive mood which lasted long enough for the lass to ask him, “What are ye thinking now?”To which the lad grumbled, “Well, I was hoping ye hadn’t forgotten the penny!”

  7. Damn the luck about Jennifer Lawrence. How and Lo Pan and I supposed to have a battle to the death over her when we meet up in October? Damn inconvenient of her.

  8. Guardians passes 500million worldwide.

    Member back in Feb when i09 and all those folks were saying itll be Marvel’s one failure. Whoops.

    (Think I remember Ed mentioning this a while back)

  9. We’ve decided on doing a small Fantasy Football pool at work. I’ve been told I need a team name and I’m not feeling creative right now. Supervisor said since this not going to be on company systems, a NSFW name for the team is okay. Any ideas?

  10. New brewery opened up in EssBee’s tow, ‘300 Suns Brewery’. Checked it out and was well pleased. The greatest surprise came when I ordered a growler of Belgian Pale Ale and found out that that specific ale was a contest winner brewed my the brother of my best friend since high school. My fried passed a few years back, so it was a great ‘raise of the glass’ to my buddy.

  11. So does Adam Baldwin being a dick on twitter reduce your enjoyment of Rewatching Firefly?

    I though watching The Last Ship was punishment enough.

    • I have been known to stop watching an actor or actress or stop listening to a musician based on how they treat others. My thinking is I don’t want to support their behavior with my dollars and attention. I know they have no idea who I am or will stop the behavior if they ever knew (like they would even care), but it makes me feel a little better.

  12. Time to spend money!
    Let’s see…
    Alcohol
    3 types of salty
    1 type of sweet (I’m thinking of getting gummi bears because, well, gummi bears
    Smarties (to make Smartie cookies)
    Pop

    I think it will cover it.

    Back in a bit.

  13. I purchased a new toilet from Amazon the other day. After submitting the payment information Amazon asked if I wanted to share that I made this purchase on my Facebook account.

    “Go me! I just purchased a new toilet on Amazon!”

    or not.

  14. Lo, not too crowded at 300 Sons? We haven’t been there yet when there was even a parking spot. We just keep driving in those situations.

    • Was a great time to go – about 630 after the after work rush left. It was 2/3 empty. I only tried 3 of their 10. The ESB was good, the stout so-so, and the red very good.

    • I have been following some of this, but wow… this travesty is even worse than I thought. And Baldwin’s behavior is inexcusable.

      As for Sarkeesian’s videos, I highly recommend them. It’s food for thought, which is part of what outrages these privileged fucktards that out to get any woman involved in games. Or comics, for that matter.

      Frankly, I have the depressing impression that the political climate of the past decade is triggering a regression in not only civil discourse, but civil rights as well.

      • I agree, ditto. The pendulum is gonna swing back now in the US. Creepy to read stuff like The Handmaid’s Tale and imagine what could be on the horizon. B & I have wondered if registering a civil union was a wise move . . .

        • Deeply, deeply appalling. It’s tempting to dismiss as solely the behavior of bored, unsupervised, ignorant, socially-underdeveloped, young bullies, but sadly, this doesn’t seem to be the case. Adam Baldwin, for one, is a grown man with smart, progressive colleagues. These peopel should know better

          • Further to this, I am the gamer in the house. That’s not to say hubby doesn’t game, but, we both agree, of the two of us, I go farther, and deeper, and play way more games than him. However, while nowhere to the degree of these two ladies, I still have the stereotype placed on me.
            When the super duper special edition of whatever game comes to the door, inevitably the courier asks if this is for either my husband or my son. Sometimes I say it’s for me but mostly I just ignore the question as I don’t want to get into a discussion about my gaming habits.
            And heaven forbid I play an on-line game. If it comes out I’m female, well the comments can be down right rude (I had one person ask me to take a picture of myself nude and post it). I tend to stay away from on line games. I prefer playing by myself.

            Just my two cents worth.

          • I’m proud that my group of gaming friends don’t act like this. I worry about their sons though. We all know what peer-pressure is like at that age. It is possible they are these kinds of morons. No one should pretend such threats are harmless. But this is the same community that believes Swatting is a “harmless” prank. It’s reprehensible. It makes me ashamed to be a gamer.

          • Such behavior is unacceptable. I really hope this is a vocal misogynistic minority. A lot of creepers out there.

          • Of course it’s the minority, Rhett. Nine times out of ten your loud, drum bangers are the minority. Just like most of the stereotypes of any group are (usually) the minority. It’s the unusual ones that get the press after all.

  15. That moment, when you’ve decided to buy something from Amazon, then you decided to read all the customer reviews.

    Now I’m dithering on buying some noise cancelling headphones.

  16. Finally checked out “American Hustle” last night. So much talent in that cast, but I think the whole added up to much less than the sum of its parts.

    • My 2 cents on NC Headphones in general.
      The expensive ones seem to do a really good job. The not expensive ones … not so much.
      They do a good job canceling a constant noise like an engine, motor, computer hum, that sort of thing.

      I have never purchased a pair because what I want to use them for is noise canceling while I mow the lawn. The NC Headphones I have tried were NOT hardened for that sort of hot, dusty, dirty environment. Amazes me that Bose has never made a “Sports” model of these.

        • I could have went the NC earbud route, but since the reviews I’ve read mentioned you need a perfect fit for the NC to work that gave me pause (I’ve never got earbuds to fit in my ears properly).

          Also since I’m not an audiophile and most of the music I listen to is highly compressed I couldn’t see much point spending hundreds of pounds on Bose.

          • I’ve tried the Bose and found them quite good. But I too balked at the cost.
            I have a set of the standard Bose earbuds that I quite like for their audio reproduction … but after only about a year and a half of use the rubber coating on the wires has actually cracked and left exposed wire.
            Considering the cost, that’s pretty shameful.

    • Not too bad at all.

      I found the lack of Jumpers disturbing.

      The shock of a postive portrayal of a Arab Muslim character.

      Too much info dumping near then end.

      Worth checking out.

    • I think I feel dumber for having read that. Although, to be fair, I’m not even familiar with most of the authors and series referenced in it.

      I’ve certainly found plenty of things to read thanks to even my limited connection to social media – And if this guy thinks no one talks about later books in a series, he apparently missed the frenzies that went along with the last “Wheel of Time” books and Brandon Sanderson’s second “Stormlight Archive” novel.

    • So, the last paragraph just confirms that the whole article is BS and it’s just the author’s WAG without any supporting data. And yeah, I think I wasted my time reading the article.

      Personally, I tend to hate long series. I’m almost always disappointed by the end. It’s like most long running TV shows: the stretch out the story too far, run out of ideas, and end up pissing off the fans.

  17. So replacement headphones arrived.

    They work and do cut down on background npise.

    The style reminds me of headphones from the 70’s an audiophile brotherinlaw bought.

  18. Getting ready to depart for my last Track Meet of the season!

    The Pole Vault is on Sunday afternoon but first I am making a loooong drive to Indianapolis to buy some used poles.
    I made contact with the current owner about a week ago. 2 days ago I sent him a message asking, for an address and/or phone number. Oh, and can I get a bank check instead of cash.
    15 minutes ago I got back from standing in line at the bank for cash … and discovered that he had finally responded. He’d like a money order instead of cash. Never fails.
    *facepalm*

  19. There’s a programme on Sky with two blokes in a fake shed talking about fly fishing.

    If they had spoke Russian I may have understood more.

  20. So I really should read the Amazon’s small print.

    The US USB adaptor is actually being shipped from the US.

    I was wondering why the estimated delivery date range covered the whole of September…

  21. I make it no secret I don’t like creepy crawlies. So, just to enforce my phobia…

    I was on the roof today. A stupid bug, in one of our trees overlooking our roof, bit me. My thumb hurts.

    *grumble, grumble* stupid bugs.

  22. Speaking of…. the BTiLC comic is fantastic. It perfectly encapsulates the tone and goofiness of the film. You can tell its done for fans by fans.

  23. JW: Season finale of ‘The Leftovers’

    Been a while since A TV series has managed to effect me emotionally ..but boy did this do that in spades.

  24. CP: Black Flag – TV Party

    When they play this live now, do they still call out “Hill Street Blues!” and “Fall Guy!”? Or do they update it with current stuff?

    “The View!” “Orange is the New Black!”

  25. I now have a long list of ebooks on my phone that I have yet to read.

    At least the phone doesn’t get bigger, unlike my pile of real books…

  26. Those whacky Public Utilities …
    I just got my water bill from last month. It showed I used 249,300 gallons of water.
    Even funnier … I have automatic bill pay.

    I called the water department. The Mrs. lady there ask if maybe I had done some extra watering. I pointed out that I would have had to spray nearly 7800 gallons of water a DAY for 32 days straight, to use that much and ask her if it was actually possible to spray that much and not now be in the middle of a small pond?

    She is sending someone out to re-read the meter.

    • How did this get through the sausage filter?

      For serious: I will be donating. And what are the Deadpan groupthink thoughts on doing our MMMmmmeetup in St. Louis next year for Archon/Sausagefest?

      (Just putting it out there for discussion. I’ve got a wedding to think about, so I don’t know yet how much travel we can do next year ourselves.)

      • Hmm maybe it was that other guy who also has access to the admin panel. ;)

        That would be INCREDIBLE if you guys made the MMMmmmmmeetup part of Archon/Sausagefest. It really is a great party and there are plenty of games and panels and other geekyness to enjoy. Also, costumes, a dance, a masquerade and free beer on Friday and Saturday night with your con badge.

    • Ah, it’s my favorite time of year!

      As for a Deadpan edition of Sausagefest – count me in. Of course, I travel anywhere, so you can count me in for wherever.

  27. It’s funny how the mind works. Whin it’s 19C outside, I think it’s a wonderful day and will go outside in a tshirt and no jacket. It’s no 19C in my house and I felt the need to put a sweater on and my nose is cold.

    *sigh*. I hope the power comes back on soon

  28. Your crap joke for the day:

    A man walks into a hamburger shop and orders a regular meal. Later, the waitress brings his meal to him. He takes a bite out of it, and notices there’s a small hair in the hamburger. He begins yelling frantically at the waitress, “Waitress, there’s a hair in my hamburger! I demand to see what is going on!”So, the waitress takes him back where the cook is and to his demise, he sees the cook take the meat patty and flatten it under his arm pit. He says, “That’s disgusting!”Then the waitress says, “You think that’s disgusting you should see him make donuts.”

  29. My iPad is down to 20% charge. Not sure how much longer I can read on it. My phone is at about 50%. Would think about leaving the house but won’t for two reasons

    1). Old arthritic kitty need some place warm to curl up on
    2). Most of my end of the city is out. Have no place to go that would be any better

    Although, apparently they have power at hubby’s work. It’s too bad kitty hates to travel and hates people or I would head over there with her

  30. You’d think six hours of doing nothing but read would be heaven. However, I really do wish I had something else to do.
    I also wish I had fully charged my iPad last night. And am very happy I did charge my phone

  31. Let’s see if this comment makes it past rhe spam filter.

    So… Jared Leto, of 30 Seconds To Mars, is on tour with Linkin Park (WOOT WOOT) amd a story surfaced yesterday about Jared’s manhood and theres a gif of his grabbing, stroking, boasting? his junk while on stage.

    http://starcasm.net/archives/287560

    Side Note: 30 Seconds To Mars and Linkin Park are stopping by Phoenix tonight for a show– this Pixie will be there, oogling Chester and you know I will be watching for some Jared Junk

  32. Hey Pan

    We have power! And it doesn’t seem to be a false alarm like yesterday. With the exception of a brief 10 minute blip, we were without power for about twelve hours. Twelve. Hours. I think that’s the longest outage we’ve had in the 20 years we’ve lived in this house.

  33. Sorry Guys but there won’t be some Alberta brews at the meetup. I really did try. None of the big three couriers (FedEx, Purolator, UPS) will ship alcohol across the border, nor will either of the breweries. I know I brought some in my luggage one year but won’t now as it’s only getting harder to do so. It really depends upon the border agent at the airport and I’d rather avoid any delays or hassles.

    You will just have to come to Calgary if you want to try the local fare :wink:

  34. I dnt rhink I saw it here, but Im sorry if its already been posted…

    If you have an Apple device, you will have U2’s new album waiting for you to download off of the cloud– for FREE!!

    Just throwing that out there

    Songs of Innocence-U2