Keep watching this space.
Does it even count to get firsties on an unpost?
No worries, Jack.
foiled by a dodgy 3G connection
so what does this blank space mean to you?
Discuss, there will be a test later..
The thing you need to remember is that there is no blank space.
So, we’re all part of the Pan-trix?
Ed – that would be “un-firsties”
This is un-fivesies
Take care of our Smarty Hotties if possible!
Can we watch that space in shifts? I’d keep watching the space, but I have a bit of a backlog here at the old burnin’ grounds…
In this space, can anyone hear you scream?
How is everyone today?
woa, sorry about the shouting. I was trying to sound enthusiastic.
Well Eagle Eye was implausible fun.
You know T3 was slagged off, but at least the origins of skynet made more sense…
CP: “Savoy Truffle”(cover)) – They Might Be Giants
Good Morning Pan.
I have been spending my staycation with family. Yesterday and today I write a script!
Coming in 2009
The original pirate story. Long before there was Jack Sparrow and Rafe Rafton. There was the man that inspired a fast food chain…
Wait is that right…
Col. Sanders? Secret Herbs and Spices of the High Seas…..?
I’m not touching Wolf’s fast food comment 😉
Well it’s all a mystery to me.
Um, we are talking about Long John Silver, aren’t we?
The Krusty Krab?
You know, JJ asking me to “take care of” the Smarty Hotties – I cannot help but recall Rustler’s Rhapsody.
You guys still need to see that one, don’t you?
I’m sticking my hand up Ed and yes it is my hand..
OK, not so much with that kind of “take care of”.
I need to see “Rustlerâ€™s Rhapsody” again. In fact … I think that one is “shelf space worthy”.
I need to go look in Ebay for it.
Time to take off and do more silly WF stuff (not that I was in here much today, anyway).
Welcome 3rdBob to the Pantics of the Pantrix.
Long John Silver… Wasn’t he a porn star?
Only on Sundays.
Note to self read posts carefuly so you don’t miss new people posting.
Welcome to the madhouse 3rdBob.
CP: Coverville 517
So maybe some US deadpanite can explain why being called the S word in politics is such a slur?
Hi 3rd Bob!
Vanamonde – Did you ever see a play called “The Music Man” ?
It centers around a scam artist that must gain a towns confidence in order to take all their money. To do so, he convinces them that they have a terrible problem … and since he has made it up … it is then easy for him to save them from it.
Political parties seem to be doing that a lot lately.
I haven’t jj, but I see what you mean.
The “S” word? Do you mean “socialist?” Probably a good place to start is to read about Joseph McCarthy.
That would explain the knee jerk reaction the average american has were a lot of people equate socialism with communism.
On the broader scope many americans (myself included) feel that programs that are planned expansions of government aren’t as efficient as programs born out of capitalism and as a result have a higher price tag in terms of taxes. In many cases these programs cost less when born out the work of private individual. So in effect, the socialist label tends to portray someone who is wasteful with peoples tax money, creating bureacratic entities in government that are way to inefficient to be a net gain for the taxpayer.
Ah, there he is – welcome 3rdBob.
We are all Pan.
(And I don’t mean bread, either.)
I think it’s a cold war hangover. . . . We had such staunch hatred for our enemy and their way of life, that any S or C idea was immediately rejected without consideration. Soviet Russia was equally or more prejudiced, famously banning hte game Monopoly for its Capitalistic gameplay.
Either that, or they could just never agree on who got to be the thimble.
Welcome to Deadpanland, 3rdBob! Any relation to 3Jane?
In Soviet Russia, the thimble chooses you!
Thanks for the input on the S word.
Not really a slur in the UK, even when the winds of the cold war were blowing hard..
Tonight’s retro game is Rampage (Amiga version):
Not a bad conversion on the Amiga.
I’m starting to feel a bit more human, mi amigos. I think I’m coming back to Deadpanland.
Welcome to the boards, 3rdBob!
I just spent part of the night revising the first chapter of my 2005 NaNo novel for the short story contest over at Dead Robots Society. I’m glad they’re giving us until the end of November, because I can’t decide whether to submit my opening paragraph from NaNo ’05, ’06, ’07, or even ’08.
Had another thought on this whole “Socialism” thing.
I’m afraid the average American has no idea what exactly Socialism is so they just basically ignore this latest attempt at political fearmongering.
Those who wish to frighten the US sheep have really missed the mark on this one. They would have better spent their “spin” by crying “Communism!”
While the Average voter has no idea what the real definition of that is either … they have been subjected to about half a century of Hollywood movies that warn of the evils of the Ruskie menace!
Then again … the average Joe might have shrugged off the “C Word” as well, seeing as how we supposedly defeated those commie bastard during Uncle Ronnie’s reign!
Ah Ronnie Raygun…in terms of taking the piss out of a president…he’s up there with Bush.
Spitting Image was never the same after Reagan and Thatcher had left office.
Chill and don’t over analyse
I think I’m going to fail on that one…
Good mantra, Van. Chill, chill, chill.
It’s the snow kind of rain. That fine mist that you just know would be snow if the temperature was 10 degrees cooler…
The word for today is exhaustion! My hubby has a cold. I told him if I got a cold for WF he’s in big trouble.
JB: Snow is a four letter word not to be said in polite company 🙂
CP: Long Grey Mare — Fleetwood Mac
I too have a cold. I think it may be the particularly nasty one Darcy and Fox are just getting over.
At least we got to take the sickness in shifts…
My act of normality was a failure.
I fear I will turn into a loony old man with a collection off blue (and only blue) smarties.
Couldn’t pull it off, Van?
Pretty funny David Sedaris article about the undecided voter:
Good to have you back, EssBee.
Van, you’re a cool fucking guy. You got this.
Apologies for the melodrama everybody, normal service will resume shortly.
No apologies needed, Van! As Jack said, you’re a cool fucking guy!
Everybody here is cool.
Except the tumbleweeds. They’re not such good company.
Dead pan, y’all.
Happy Saturday morning. My girl and I are headed to Atlanta today. I’m going just as a tag-along on her business trip, so I’ll be around the bar now & then. Talk later?
Morning pan. Back from a business trip. Posting may somewhat resume shortly.
Morning Pan. It’s a chilly Saturday morning here in Canadaland
So do you thing “never ending” might be a little optimistic?
Tell me this isn’t a strange looking space ship
Now I know the end is nigh.
The political race in D & D
The only problem with this is it doesn’t say what it does when you plug it into your computer (does is light up? sing? swear?)
TEB – That D&D bit was a truly inspired piece of work.
Warning to Deadpan – do not drink while reading TEB’s D&D link. Liquid will shoot out your nose!
There’s a guy who looks like Jesus on the bus.
Well the movie version anyway.
Check out the latest Podcastle short for a narrator you may recognize.
When We Pray
“Is it insane to think the world could change?
Just look at how far that we have fallen
I am a slave, I feed the fire, I am a pawn within this world gone so wrong
If your enemy looked you in the eyes would you pull the switch?
Would you suffer for your chosen victim?
Or justify your will to feed the rich?”
“You play the martyr crawl up on your cross again
Always the victim but it’s all inside your head
When will you ever learn to trust another my friend
Just play the martyr ’til the world spins to it’s end”
“The doomsayers, the clock-watchers
Control your fate for their needs
When bullets are a legal drug
Murder is the ultimate rush
Society will punish you, is it wrong to execute”
Lucretia My Reflection
“I hear the sons of the city and dispossessed
Get down, get undressed
We get pretty but you and me
We got the kingdom, we got the key
We got the empire, now as then
We don’t doubt, we don’t take direction
Lucretia, my reflection, dance the ghost with me”
Let You Down
“Not like the others that came before
We are the ones who can change
Not like the hatred that falls away
Treading the silence again”
“In August we laid her down
In August we gave her to the ground
One last kiss, her last wish
Was that this moment would last forever
In August we laid her down
In August we gave her to the ground
Torn away, torn in two
Destiny where are you? “
Your Chosen Misery
“And when I fall
I have the strength to learn the steps
And crawl into the pain
Sometimes the mirror is cruel
If your mother gave the lesson
Never waste the truth”
The Day the Rats Went to War
“While the poor men die the rich men sing
Monetary praises to the war machine
The rats scream for change and equality
While the mechanics of power stain humanity”
“If I could erase one moment of pain
I’d throw away everything, even fame
If I could play God do you know what I’d do?
I’d swim through your blood and kill the cancer in you”
“From the moment of my birth
To the instant of my death
There are patterns I must follow
Just as I must breathe each breath
Like a rat in a maze
The path before me lies
And the pattern never alters
Until the rat dies
The path before me lies
And the pattern never alters”
This Old Man
“I remember this old man and the wisdom he shared with me
Upon his knee I’d listen
I remember words he spoke and the look behind his quiet eyes
In silent bliss life gives little lessons”
“I can’t erase the past, I can’t erase today
Please take it all away
I can’t believe there’s nothing more to this senseless world
Please take it all away
Why do we live within these season of wither?
Why does the hopelessness take control?
In a fractured moment we are torn into the fragments
Of a sick world without equilibrium”
This one is probably only for Rhett. . . . We saw a band called Baroness open up for Opeth. It was really just a wall of insanely loud noise with pure a-tonal vocals over the top. Well, as it turns out, there was actually some music to be heard. The vocals are still pretty anti-melodic, but the guitarwork is interesting. This is heavy stuff, just FYI.
Have fun in ATL, EssBee. Watch out for the giant ants on the airport ceiling.
How big are those ants?
Just to add to the list of places to be avoided you understand.
That D&D piece was a Hoot!
Oh, hi Deadpan.
I am now so far behind that I “got back”. (yes … lame joke)
Have fun in HotLanta Essbee & friend!
Interesting link Jack. Yah, their levels live were way out of whack. The studio stuff sounds much better.
Morning Pan, forgot the clocks went back today so missed out on an extra hour in bed, sigh.
Bye Bye BST, Hello GMT.
Crap you scared me, Van.
Still a couple more weeks ’til we fall back in the U.S.
Methinks the airlines just don’t get it.
An action that is a modern marvel of our age continues its downward spiral to becoming an imitation of riding in a cattle car.
… on a different note –
here is an inappropriate and NSFW picture that caught my attention and left me at a loss for words. It had no explanation.
Well, I can certainly see why it caught your attention, Joe.
It’s the full tat sleeve. Joe is a sucker for ink.
Or was it the baking? As in, ‘get a load of *these* cupcakes?’
You know, I thought I’d forgotten a step the last time I made cupcakes…
I’d buy those for a dollar!
Which in turn reminds me of this for some reason:
Catchy though apart from the stereotype.
Afternoon, Pan. Workin’ Sunday. Watching Dazed & Confused Criterion Edition Richard Linklater commentary, and monitoring printer automation.
I wonder if that was a flier for a bake sale?
with a cherry on top?
It’s obvious what happened. There’s one cupcake missing, and one girl is searching the other for the evidence. 😉
cream filled, no doubt.
Just hung out with Brian Brown, Mike Mennenga, and CA Sizemore. Good beer, good conversation.
No cupcakes though.
Morning Pan, brrrrrrrrrrrr cold this morning.
Looking forward to the Mad Men season finale.
According to wiki Mad Men is called ReklÃ¡mÅ‘rÃ¼ltek in Hungary.
Now that will take some phlegm to pronouce.
Amy – your phantom link is awesome. I spent quite a while clicking on it in frustration, checking the mouseover, and only realized what was going on after checking the source. I didn’t know that was possible. Now I will go and use this knowledge to annoy… somebody.
Nomad Scry: I didn’t know that was possible, either. I didn’t even know it was a phantom link until you told me. Here’s a TinyURL for the page I was trying to link to:
Still watching this space….
Space still watching this…
Great reading on the Podcastle miniature Jack.
So I went to buy gas today. Got to the register, handed over the ol’ bank card, grabbed the pen, and…
“You don’t have to sign.”
“Under $25 you don’t have to sign.”
So weird and foreign, filling my tank for under $25.
$2.19 in Elk River. My father-in-law says he’s still paying $2.60. We figure it’s the “Blue States October-Of-An_Election-Year Discount.”
Well it took you a couple of days to catchup Wolf, your podcast backlog must be much larger than mine.
Van – I have been on vacation for a week…
In that week with no listening time set aside (I spent time with this thing called family) I am currently about 120 episodes behind.
Although after a lot of listening and weeding out – I am currently down to 35 shows and a couple that I will listen to later…
You have seen that list on the website right??? I do listen to them all…and recommend most of them.
Yeah holidays are the manure of podcast backlogs.
$2.73 in these parts, but it should be a lot less. I filled up my Civic for close to $30. I was happy to see myself getting over 40mpg on the highway.
So from up here I can see the prospects renewable energy vanishing as the price of oil drops.
Ah maybe in ten years…
The same dynamics are in place though. If the economy improves, oil demand goes up, the price of oil goes up until it kills the economy. If we don’t want oil to be a limiting factor for economic growth, then we must invest in alternatives. That lesson should still be on the minds of the most ardent free marketeers, unless they happen to be oilmen.
Something from the Coverville blog…
This is an accapella version of Thriller. All parts are done by 1 guy and you can see him sing each part…Amazing how close he gets to the original…
Now for something cute:
Thanks, WNDR. I recall it was kind of a weird reading, but I’m glad it seems to have gone over well.
CP: A Comet Appears — The Shins
CP: Don’t Make Me A Target — Spoon
CP: Lucretia My Reflection – Warrel Dane
CP: Dirty Creature — Split Enz
Interesting Sisters of Mercy cover, Rhett. Have you heard the original “Lucretia My Reflection”?
Actually, I haven’t. Although I did know it was a cover.
Hi Deadpan. Cool Coverville link Wndr. I also fear the loss of Alt energy/independance from foreign oil with this drop in prices. How soon the sheeple forget.
Okay, I listened to the Sister’s version and it was good. Although I think I prefer Warrel’s version. 😉
You know, it’s a good thing RSS feeds are forever…sort of. A couple of years back, I picked up “Children of the Gods” after an interview with the creator on Slice.
Episode 10 dropped over the weekend and I’ll probably catch in on the drive in tomorrow. I was looking back through the feed. The first episode was back in 2005, and the last episode was back in February.
Still, the story remains interesting. But, man is it a long wait. I think they’re taking BSG as a role model too literally 🙂
Hmmm… It looks like I need to watch “The Good, The Bad and the Ugly”
Blood test and pre-op interview complete. Anxiety terrible. Pain also terrible. Course remains set.
Phasers set to freak out.
Good luck MD.
Morning Pan a chilly 6 degrees centigrade today (is that a “Bloody Wimp” I hear from the Canadian deadpanites?), the wearing of a woolly hat is CONFIRMED.
That was your Blakes 7 reference for the morning.
Another day, another O/S for my Eee 701. Giving Ubuntu-Eee a try, it looks pretty…
Hang tough, Marlo!
Any Mac or Linux folks:
Free Software! http://tinyurl.com/6fro23
Due to Bush “achieving” a reduction in gas prices (by destroying the global economy).
The site will issue free serial #’s today thru midnight CDT. The download site is down (they got Dugg bigtime), but there is a notice they are extending the download deadline 48 more hours.
But the serial # giveaway ends tonight!
Crossover software for running Windows OS software.
Listening to JB’s request on the latest Coverville.
You’re in my thoughts, marlodianne.
Good Morning Deadpan.
Wishing the best for you Marlo.
I too heard JB’s request. A mighty fine one at that.
JB – what IS that software? There main site is down due to the traffic from the give-a-away so I couldn’t get any info about them.
As far as I understand it is a PC emulator, allowing Windows software to run without paying Microsoft for Windows. I signed up for a serial number, but I bet it will only run on Intel Macs, not my G5…
Morning from Atlanta, Deadpan. Saw the aquarium last night – the best one I’ve toured.
Good luck, marlo!
How’s it hangin’, JOe?
Hell is going to the cinema when schoolkids are on holiday.
Crossover is a commercial version of WINE.
As long as it’s written for non intel Macs it should work.
It’s virtulisation software that is intel CPU specific.
What’d you see, Van?
Good luck Marlo! Not much longer. 🙂
I guess I need to check the latest version of Coverville.
Good luck, Marlo!
Marlo, please sign on as soon as you’re able to let us know that you’re feeling like a million bucks. Good luck!
Ghost Town, which was fun.
CP: You Shouldn’t Have Pissed Me Off — Beatnik Turtle/Nice Peter
Okay the latest Chuck was spoilt a bit by using Atari as the computer corp.
I now totally empathise with ditto and his dislike of the Life episode with the lab.
Aw, thanks guys *group hug*
Let’s hope the bloodtest passes…
If all goes well, I’m supposed to call and get my surgery time on Friday. I’m first in on Monday, but no one knows what time ‘first’ will be yet.
I usually just lurk when the pain is really bad, but I promise, on surgery day, I will post as soon as I’m allowed a keyboard.
To get you started.
Marlo: Please keep us posted. You know we’ll be pulling for you. How long will you be recovering in the hospital? We can send you flowers or something to cheer you up!
Van: Fortunately, that’s the only disappointing episode of Life. The rest are much better.
I am now caught up on Season 1 of Chuck and can finally start watching Season 2.
Ditto, they tell me a week long recovery is typical. But, you know, I don’t expect to be typical.
The surgery itself is classed as day surgery, which means, again, if it goes right, they send you home late the same day. Like most surgery now, you’re expected to do the recovery at home.
I don’t need flowers. They’re sweet and pretty, but they won’t help anybody. If you want to do something nice for me, donate to the humane society.
They take donations of food, toys, and such, as well. You can check with your local one, to see if they do the same.
Will do, Marlo.
Message on the machine from the hospital. Morons fucking LOST my blood.
WTF are they doing there?!!!!
They better goddamn FIND it.
CP: David Bowie – Slow Burn
Uncool, MD. The lost blood thing, not the David Bowie.
I suspect the Vampire Syndicate.
That sucks, as do vampires. I hope things work out Marlo.
Interesting take on journalistic bias in election coverage.
Ah, true kindred souls…
After cussing, my first thought was also vampires…
Being this close to Halloween I figured someone had nicked the blood for a party effect.
Then again I am tipsy. Sample a bottle of my first ever batch of home brewed beer. An “Octoberfest” ale.
tasty and wow … what a punch!
Look out, Joe is liable to start dancing on the tables….
…which, I guess, is really no different from any other day…
Oktoberfest is my favorite month.
Is that for the beer or the leather pants?
Morning Pan, today I’m like a plumber that has forgotten his toolbox.
It’s actually for the hoppy pants and the leather beer.
So why are you like a plumber without a toolbox, Vanamonde?
Just say no to crack, Van.
I had forgotten a piece of electronic equipment I use for work.
Yeah reality is much more mundane…
“a plumber that has forgotten his toolbox” isn’t that the plot to most porno films?
Re: “Oktoberfest is my favorite month.”
curiously enough, it is MY favorite flavor.
Take me to you leaderhosen.
Queue the Ompahpah music!
Margo: That really sucks. The vamps should just go to the blood bank instead of swiping your blood.
Rhettro: Final verdict of Mass Effect?
Today’s oldie remix..Fairlight:
CE: Chocolate covered raisins.
Mass Effect? It rocked! I would consider it one of the best games I’ve played. I ended up killing Ashley in a suicide mission and that had me bummed. But I ended up having some quality time with the blue alien girl. LOL Also, I elected to let the council die, which was satisfying. 😉
The problem is I want to go back and replay it with different choices to see how it changes, but I understand Mass Effect 2 will take in account the choices you made in Mass Effect 1 to tell the next chapter.
ZP plays in his sandbox with Saints Row 2:
You maybe surprised at the lack of negativity…
So anybody played Dead Space? and if so what did you think of it.
I haven’t played Dead Space, but I’ve heard really good things about it. I’ll probably buy a copy after my finacial situation improves.
Van: One of my gamer friends says its the best game so far this year.
Rhettro: Cool. I need to replay the game soon.
I’m definately going to go back and replay it. Most likely I’ll go back to a saving point where I can save Ashley and save the council. And I may go back to the begining a play a total asshole, just to see how diffenent the character interaction is. LOL But before I do that, I want to finish all my Neverwinter games. That will take a while. 🙂
I don’t know anything about these games (are the PC of game consol thingies) but your posts have made me wonder what would happen if you did something totally out of character. If you played “nice” for half the game and then just did something totally random and heinous would it confuse the game?
You can get Mass Effect in a PC or console thingy version. 🙂
I would think of Mass Effect as a computerized version of a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book. There’s a story tree so the choices you make at the very beginning have a bigger impact on the overall story. However, Mass Effect seemed to put most of the plot changing choices towards the back.
pssst, ditto, important: -g +l
And, obviously, my blood is unusually tasty.
zero punctuation is down again. Shocking. The escapist wants traffic, but they refuse to do anything to actually handle the traffic.
MD: lmfao. Very nice!
CP: Quiet Little Voices — We Were Promised Jetpacks
CP: Get It Together — Shake Some Action!
Maybe it wasn’t vampires, but a roving gang of mosquitoes.
I’m running out of podcasts to listen too (again), time to check out Wolf’s list for ideas…
Van, I may have recommened this before, but check out:
Six String Bliss
Anyone here have a favorite site for Pumpkin carving patterns?
I am too busy to design my own this year 🙁
Just want to pick one and go at it!
Can’t say I have a favorite site, but googling “pumpkin carving patterns” yields a lot of hits.
I know the Pumpkin Masters site has a few decent free .pdf stencils. I’m pretty sure the family crafts section of About.com also leads to some good resources.
Pictures when they’re finished, J0e!
Thanks Jack (O-Lantern)
I found this site as well
pretty need ideas
Hmmm, I wonder how the cupcake girls would go about making a Jack-o-lantern ?
Indiana Jim I already listen to Rhettro, I’ll give the others a try.
Was Turnips when I was a lad, some years we would nick them from a nearby farmer’s field…the turnips that is.
Well one of the ladies looks like she is good at scooping.
I’m guessing something like this JOe.
Tonight’s food binge was brought to you by Ben and Jerry’s ice cream (Bohemian Raspberry)…yum.
Oh and bye bye DT from Dr Who:
I’m looking forward to seeing TSO again this year:
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