Interpret how you like.
We must keep scrolling
The scroll is lacking, but soon will grow!
Happy birthday Brody N ditto!!!
I dont know why I replied to your post with this! But fuck it!
Happy birthday, Brody!
Happy birthday D & B!
Happy Birthday ditto and Brody. Have a super super day!
Had a nice day off yesterday. Now it’s back to work.
Van’s my Farmer Hoggett…
Van’s my Farmer Maggot.
Van’s my Pandy Fankler
I’m leaving now, ALONE!
Happy birthday, Mr. ditto swoon!
Happy birthday, young Brody!
This really needs an orchestral accompaniment.
The Imperial March?
At least he didn’t call you Babe.
Not in public anyway…
Happy Birthday, Brody-Pan!
Happy Birthday, Ditto-Pan!
It feels like “Damn kids today with their fancy ______! Back in my day, we didn’t have ________! All we had was _______, and we turned out just fine!” – – But it’s from Psychology Today, so I expect there’s a higher editorial standard than some random person’s Facebook/blog rant.
You’d be surprised…
Well Psychology today is kind of like the trash tabloids of the psychological research journals. We were warned away from the magazine in school
Agreed. As a cognitive psychologist, I wouldn’t be caught dead reading Psychology Today. More BS in that magazine (it is NOT a research journal)than The Weekly World News.
A bit like the difference between New Scientist and Nature.
I will speak up in layman defense of Amy JL Baker, who writes for Psychology Today and is one of the leading experts in Parental Alienation. I have found great value in her work.
So Portal 2 was going cheap on the Steam store.
So I’m looking for a couple of books for a friend’s birthday/Xmas gift and for the first time from a big book seller I was informed the book would be printed on demand by my order.
The future is here..ish.
Amazon does that for CDs and DVDs as well. This future is now!
Sure, but can they do it for 8 tracks? Well, that would really be something!
Only for Freedom Rock.
2 words – “Jet Pack”.
I remember listening to music on my parents’ 8-track player. I loved how I could jump from side to side to side to side at the click of a button. I most prevalently used it to skip a song I didn’t like on Jesus Christ Superstar on one side by switching to the next side and then cycling back when the song I didn’t like was over. I’m surprised that a google search didn’t bring up some virtual 8-track players.
No More Hassle! David Hasselhoff Has Legally Changed His Name (but Unfortunately, Not to “The Hoff”)
I was curious just how fast IMDB reacts to things like this. As of 7:48 EST if you search for David Hoff, nothing pops up in the auto results. If you search for David Hasselhoff, he comes up right away. But, when you click on him, the listing is for David Hoff. A few of his listings have David Hasselhoff listed under the title of what he was in. But, as of yet, they haven’t replaced all of the listings with “as David Hasselhoff” yet.
As a counter maneuver, William Shatner has had his named changed to “William Shat.”
So S4 of ‘The Americans’ has been shifted to 2016.
I am also unamused by this news…but, at least it’s coming back.
I have been watching this season’s “American Horror Story”.
I don’t know why.
My review – Light on “horror”. Heavy on “splatter”.
I was about to give up on American Horror Story this season, but they kept me around with the elementary school incident. We’ll see if I make it through the whole season. This one is moving painfully slow.
Hubby had this week of. We were trying to sleep in a bit each morning but found it impossible with our new fur covered alarm clock.
What is Teagan doing to you guys? Singing, perhaps?
She’s a head butt type of cat. If you’re not paying attention to her, she’s going to butt you with her head.
Beck is a head-butter. Gandalf was a nose-butter. :'(
You could of course just shut the door so the cat can’t get in.
They’re persistent little things. I had a cat that would stick her paw under the door and bat and pull until I finally gave up and opened the door.
Our bedroom door has a cat door in it.
This is why you get waken up early.
So many links I didn’t share last night! (Well, 3. . .)
I’ll space them out:
*Insert ANY Roth vocal shout from ANY VH song here*
Ok Paninites, one of the best novels about AI taking over the world (albeit dated) is free on the kindle store in both North America and UK.
Colossus by DF Jones
It’s free, so go and give it a go.
ok, got it. Hubby picked it up too.
The teletypes ages it just a tad.
Acquired here too. Thanks, Van!
…and if you didn’t know, the film ‘The Forbin Project’ was based on this book.
This was a good read…
The author is much younger than most of us (12 when TPM came out). I disagree with a bunch of her conclusions, but I think she states her positions well and has some good insights, large and small scale. She’s done Episodes I and II so far. Worth a look.
Two drums and a cymbal fall off of a cliff.
Dum Dum Chhh.
CW: latest Gotham
This doesn’t look good:
Paris attacks: Shootings kill 18, hostage-taking at Bataclan arts centre
Oh its much much worse. Humans are fucks.
Yeah, this species sucks.
So many innocent people suffering right now, so many innocent people murdered.
It was apparently an Eagles of Death Metal concert.
And a soccer match
There are still good humans out there.
And a number of restaurants….
But you’re right. We always need to recognize and appreciate the good ones. Thank you for bringing the voice of reason, Cynful.
Seriously! No sarcasm!
For work I’ve been reading up on crisis communications. One of the things that gets stressed here and there is that most people (including government officials) seem to thing that in the face of events like this people will immediately shift into panic mode and that people will turn on each other. However, all of the case studies looked at from natural disaster and terrorist attacks continually show that nearly all people involved keep their heads and immediately shift into help-each-other-as-much-as-possible mode. So, yes, there a some humans that are fuck. However, the core of humanity is good. When out instincts take over we are, at heart, social creatures that feel the need to help more than harm. At least, thinking that is how I get myself through most days.
More to keep in mind …
Yes, even just ONE sociopath with a gun can cause a grievous amount of carnage but we must keep in mind … at that very moment, MILLIONS of other human beings chose not to do so.
ISIS has put out a call to the sociopaths of the planet to come and rape, pillage and kill with them … and while they have had thousands respond… the planet holds billions.
I don’t know what solace that can bring but we must remember that these are the misfits. While they are here amount us and cause sadness, they no more represent “us” then does the Ebola virus.
Talking of Paris:
Well friend having the brain op phoned today, op went fine and he’s recovered some sight (still early days).
He’s hoping to get out today.
thinking good thoughts
What J0e said.
Well he’s getting out today, he estimates vision about 90% of what it was originally, so encouraging news.
Hubby is vacuuming. Tegan is stalking the vacuum cleaner.
I went to see a comedian last night and laughed a lot (which was needed given the day’s events). One of the jokes to kick things off: “I’m very confused. Kansas City is apparently in Missouri. It’s almost as if Kansas looked at Missouri and asked ‘Can I just put the tip in?'”
Try to have a good laugh today :)
We saw Mr. Hardwick Saturday night. Good show!
April was good as well :) Glad you enjoyed
Yes she was. Glad you enjoyed as well.
I said it before, I really like Post Modern Jukebox.
Cha-na-na-na-na-na-na. I like that they’re not just doing retro revisions of shit current pop songs.
Now that is how you make a cover! :D
JF: A Bridge Too Farby Cornelius Ryan
After all these years I finally got round to reading this, failures do make interesting reading.
Richard Attenborough did a damn good job making a film from this book, some of the events I had though were movie land fiction turned out to be true.
We are taking a trip.
First. We start at Honcho hefe, the go around to Roundabout, then stop off at Sintax, folowed by Mother Earth Dubbel, then swing by for a Night Shift Nitro and end up at Imaginationland.
I’m not into code breaking
More of a flight.
So far so good. Avs 3-0 on the east coast road trip including a super impressive 6-1 win against the 13-3 Canadians. Perhaps there’s life yet
RR loses her unbeaten record:
Enjoyed the Steve Jobs flick with Michael Fassbinder.
He was good, Kate Winslet policy accent was all over the place.
Is it wrong to say I couldn’t possibly care less about any of the Steve Jobs films?
I don’t mean to disparage your review or choice to see it, Van. I appreciate the cultural impact of his company, I just don’t get why he’s this generation’s Elvis.
Because this generation has no idea who Elvis is..
I agree with you tho.
Polish not policy.
He was just this guy you know.
Polish your own policy!
Hey, no Polish jokes.
So Kiwi and Tarrago walk into a bar….
So I’ve wrecked my roster just to withstand the Alvie storm. Let’s see if it was worth it.
Goddammit I did the same trying to catch up to you! Have at ye bastard! heh
Oh no…. you now have the curse of Dan Girardi!
Oh god youre channeling Van.
I will say this… our current hockey league is EXTREMELY goalie centered. The worst goalie can still double the best skater in points on any given day. Something to think about
Cool press for George Hrab.
That’s all I got.
The other day I told someone I worked in the publishing field. The reply, “Oh, you must know…” Really? I once got that when I mentioned I was an accountant, got it a few times for being Canadian, now I’m getting it for working for a small press.
I’ve decided, no matter what you do or where you live, someone is going to ask you if you know a specific person who works/lives in the area.
Toad the Wet Sprocket have a new song. Not bad.
JW: latest episode of ‘The Leftovers’
I’ve decided the word turgid is not used enough in every day conversation. I think turgid is a very versatile word. You can use it to sound dirty “her nipples were turgid” or it can be used to sound dangerous, “the river was turgid so we decided not to cross it”
And it can be used to describe the mundane as in, “this post is turgid”
I wanted to thank you for the MPQ stuff. I’m not being evil by not reciprocating. I only play MPQ on my mobile device and you can’t give gifts on mobile. I tend not to play anything on FaceBook. I like to pretend I do work on my computer and having any FB games would send me down a rabbit hole I’d rather not go.
Interesting. To be honest, when I get certain rewards it pops up a screen to share the love, so to speak, but it doesn’t give me a choice of who to give it to. It throws 3 people up and I can either choose some or all of them, but not decide if other friends should or shouldn’t be on the list. I think I have at least 8 FB friends that play. For some reason it just always thinks you and two other people are the ones that should get all the love. I’m happy that you are one of the people and I’ll continue to throw stuff your way when the app tells me I can.
I disagree with some (if not all) of the comparisons. Colwyn is nothing like Luke Skywalker when you get down to it. Colwyn was raised as a prince (not a farmer), knows his real backgroud, is highly trained as a warrior and leader, etc. Lyssa is practically an anti-Leia as she really does little in the movie other than waiting for Colwyn to come and rescue her. I love Krull more than Star Wars and have seen it many times. Just taking the standard cliches that make up most movies (such as having a character that acts as a comic relief) to justify claiming that Ergo The Magnificent is just like C-3PO is somewhat lazy. Yes, Krull is a mix of fantasy and sci-fi. That doesn’t make it the bastard love child of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings.
And, so long as I’m apparently in a pissy mood today, I think it’s time to bring everyone else along for the ride.
I’ve done some deep reflection on this, and I think I’m going to have to agree with TRA’s “Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!”
I think my feelings of disgust this film have been stated more times on the boards than Lindsay Lohan has had multiple cocks in her mouth. I know the film has its fans tho, which is why I posted it here – for those 10 people.
Also, if they remake Memento Im buying the original and setting up a watch station outside my local theater so no one has to pay money for a third rate remake of a classic
Um, surely there must be at least 11 of us…
Oh, Ed. . . .
10 1/2 it is!!!!!
I liked Krull. It was wonderfully cheesey
It’s better than ‘The Last Man on Earth’
Oh. It’s the devil-loving, concert goers’ fault.
So……. I can count on one hand the number of Deadpan comments I’ve edited over the past 10 years. . . . I edited this one to remove the link to the batshit extremist website that blamed the concert-goers for being slaughtered by extremist nutjobs of a different religion.
I feel the same disgust as Pixie at this blogpost and this statement, but I don’t want any links or clicks from this website to their insanity and hate-mongering.
Ugh. I thought this was a parody site ala Christwire.
I approve. Don’t amplify their noise!
Speaking of movie dread….
So this happened:
That song needs to be killed with fire
I quite liked this.
Heh…. “Lady in the Van”
I knew you would!
I blame outside influence :P
Saw this film today:
I enjoyed it.
I agree with much of this and I also think the points apply to TV shows, books, and any other form of entertainment you might think of.
Im so sick of trying to do the right thing and be normal.
Add my hugs to Van’s *hugs*
Again, a small number of extremists with irrational agendas fuck everything up for the people who just want to live positive lives in peace.
Hugs from me as well. I would point out, despite all the dipshits using tragedy and heartache to promote or interject their own brand of stupid, there are a lot of people out there trying to make things right. They don’t seem to get as much press.
I would actually like to start seeing headlines like that – “Breaking News: Over 1.2 million people in the greater Metro Area did NOT attack or harm any other human beings today! Reports indicate that some may have actually been pleasant to others.”
Been quite stressed at work lately. We’ve lost some good people and haven’t replaced them very fast. The responsibility and time demands have ramped up to the point were I’m basically performing the job two levels above me, without the promotion. *shakes fist* On the other hand, being hourly, the pressure for me to work overtime is a lot less.
Crap joke for the day:
fter being away on business, Tim thought it would be nice to bring his wife a little gift. “How about some perfume?” he asked the cosmetics clerk. She showed him a $50.00 bottle.
“That’s a bit much,” said Tim, so she returned with a smaller bottle for $30.00. “That’s still quite a bit,” Tim complained.Growing annoyed, the clerk brought out a tiny $15.00 bottle. “What I mean,” said Tim, “is I’d like to see something really cheap.”
The clerk handed him a mirror.
Oh. It seems Charlie Sheen is HIV positive…
There goes one of your revenue sources.
While I would not wish this on anybody, given his chosen lifestyle, I’m not overly surprised.
Bunny has crystallized my thoughts on this eloquently.
I do feel sorry for him, although, the sympathy is significantly less than I feel for, say, a baby born HIV positive.
CP: Something Good — Dead Sara
My level of procrastination is absolutely EPIC today!
Yea! Way not to go, ME!!!!
I always put the “pro” in procrastination.
Bloody Hell S2 of The Walking Dead is just one shit storm after another.
The game that is.
Clementine is just a bloody jinx.
DOOM! DOOM, I SAY! :D
Jack or Rhett- heard the new Baroness album yet?
I have now!
What say you?
I’ll have to check it out. ;) Of course I’ve downloaded “Gloryhammer” and haven’t yet found a chance to listen.
Oh you and your busy life!!!
We’ll, busy for me. I’m sure there are some super humans out there who would look at my schedule and laugh.
I only learned of its existence when reading your post. I’ll investigate.
Just listened to Peter Gabrielle’s “Security” album for the first time in years.
I had forgotten how good that is. A wonderful tapestry of sounds with Lyrics that you can just take at face value or really dig into the imagery if you feel so inclined. Music for adults.
I love all of Gabrielle’s stuff. There was a period in the late 90’s I had a playlist of PG and Kate Bush songs on infinite repeat. I need to grab his latest.
You were running up that road to shock the monkey
I never knew she was called Peter:
The road was on Solsbury Hill.
Your friends would think you were a nut.
Who’s seen Spectre and has a review?
Plan to though.
Some nice action sequences, but villain feels underused and was left feeling less than satisfied with the film.
Alas, not me. I’ve got quite the Netflix/Redbox queue to tackle next year with all the movies I haven’t seen.
We’ll get there.
This is beautiful.
Will we ever get Adele to cover “Smashhammerface”?
I would pay money for this. We would also have accepted a Natalie Merchant cover of “Death Pod”
I’d vote for Sarah McLachlan performing “The Salamanizer.”
This is a fun wish list!!!!!
Natalie Imbruglia – Jack the World
I’m torn between wanting to hear Rebecca Black do “Slaughterama” and Lionel Richie doing “The Sexecutioner.”
It really is
After lunch I expect to have time for a movie. I plan to watch this: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2321549/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Unlike my usual fare, this movie is generally considered pretty good. It even made it to the top ten list of horrors from the Space channel (Canada’s version of SyFy).
An old timer was sitting in his rocking chair on his front portch when a kid comes walking by with something in his hands.The old timer asks the kid, “Hey son. Whatcha got there?”The kid replies, “I got me some chicken wire. I’m gonna catch me some chickens.”The old timer responds, “Oh son, you can’t catch no chickens with chicken wire.”A short time later the old timer sees the kid come back with a bunch of flapping chickens all caught up in the chicken wire.”Well, I’ll be…'” says the old timer scratching his head.The next day the kid comes walking past the old timer. This time he has something round and gray in his hands.The old timer shouts out to the kid, “Hey kid, whatcha got in your hands this time?”The kid responds, “I got me some duct tape. I’m gonna catch me some ducks.”The old timer laughs, “Son, you can’t catch no ducks using duct tape.”A short time later the kid comes back with a bunch of ducks caught-up and quacking in the duct tape.”The old man cannot believe his eyes.The next day the kid comes walking past the old timer, again with something in hs hands.The old timer shouts out to the kid, “Hey kid, whatcha got in your hands today?”The kid shouts back to the old timer, “I got me some pussy willow.”The old timer shouts out, “Hold on son…while I get my hat!”
Looks like we got some snow last night.
The cat just farted. Seriously, how can something so cute be so stinky?
Dunno… ask Van.
My memory of you only goes as far back as that Denver visit.
Gods I adore you
Ok peeps! It’s movie time!
Today’s movie is, The Babasook
The PVR writeup: a troubled wido discovers that her son is telling the truth about a monster that entered their home through the pages of a children’s book
Pressing play now…
Violence Nd language only. No nudity
Scenes from a car accident
Aw. It’s a cute puppy
Alarm clocks exist for a reason you know
She works with the elderly
The child bring a crossbow to school
Your not invited
That kid needs to go on a time out
Seriously, I have no sympathy for this kid at all
Mom is questioning the book, book, book
I think mom needs to see a dentist
Ah yes, the self gratification
I’ve heard that’s what the kids are calling it these days.
In this case, the kid ran into the room, thus stopping it
I really hate this kid
Samuel, behave. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha
Go home. I’ll cover for you
I really hope the Babadook gets this kid
The Babadook is messy
There’s glass in her soup
I can’t figure out why this movie was highly rated. However, if we could ditch the kid, then the movie would be ok
Bad book, bad!
The birthday party
A mime. The horror!
I can’t stand being around her son either
Yes! Sedate the sucker
You are weird, kid
No sleep for her
The book, book, book
A good old fashion book burning
There’s no one there
The police don’t believe her
I’d react the same way
A hole in the wall
Social workers visit
Kangaroos are cute
Thank Christ, the kid is asleep
Dook, dook, dook
Those are some crazy ass drugs she’s on
Mom has reached her breaking point
From one bad kid to many
Hit and run
Everybody should bathe fully dressed
She’s having a smoke filled dream
That’s what you call a cord cutter
Locking the doors and windows
Mom is going insane
The dog is afraid of her
The unsafe basement
I am dead
Bring me the boy
Here he comes
Awww. She killed the puppy
Ewww. That was gross
Cool. I didn’t know you could do that
I am your mother
Don’t trust her
Don’t trust him
It’s bondage, is it?
This calls for an exorcism
You can’t get rid of the Babadook
You are nothing
Really? You’re going to touch it?
Time to feed the babadook
The movie is over.
I really wanted to like this movie. It has a 98% on Rotten Tomatoes. But I couldn’t get around the kid. If he were a little more sympathetic, I’m sure I would have liked the movie more
98% is actually unusually high enough to make me suspicious.
Ive heard nothing but good things about this film. Wont read the PBP because spoilers.
Hmmm. No Calgary games today. What am I going to watch until hubby comes home later tonight?
Vancouver and Winnipeg is playing, I guess I will watch that
Been a crazy month between NaNoWriMo, local anime convention, school, and getting my house ready for the annual visit from my parents. However, I haven’t forgotten that Thanksgiving season also means it’s time for:
The Annual Deadpan Secret Santa Gift Exchange!
This Secret Santa has been going on every year since 2006. Sarah from Charleston coordinated it that first year, then I volunteered to take over and have been the coordinator ever since. I always have a blast doing it!
If you participate in this discussion board and/or are in the “Fans of Jack Mangan’s Deadpan” Facebook group, you’re welcome to participate. I know we have a couple of new people this year, so here’s how this works:
– The exchange is run on an opt-in basis, every time. To opt in, please send an email to bowen1138 at yahoo dot com OR amybowenwrites at gmail (I’ve been using the former forever, but there’s a lot less noise for emails to get lost in at the latter address). Your email needs to say “I’m in!” and include your current shipping address (if I don’t already have it). (We do have recipients in Canada and the UK – if international shipping is out of your budget, please let me know and I’ll make sure you don’t get assigned to them.)
– I will assign Secret Santas on Friday night, November 27, so please get your emails to me by then. You will receive an email from me saying who your assignee is, and what their address is.
– When you get your assignee, please send them a gift. We typically send between $10-$20 USD gifts. You will receive a gift from your Secret Santa in return.
– (Optional) You may choose to reveal and thank your Secret Santa on the discussion board, if you wish.
Deadpan is the merry-making way!
I’m glad that it’s all good stuff keeping you busy. I’ll follow instructions and send an email, but I’ll also declare publicly: “I’m in!”
Thank you for doing this every year. Good luck with NaNoWriMo!
I’m always in. :)
Ho Ho ho!
Yo yo yo!
Add me to the list too, Amy.
My email was sent as well. I’m in.
Damn cat is on my head again.
Well being cute didn’t last long.
She is cute. Just hard to work with.
Count me in, Amy
I will do Santa as well please and thanks.
Peeks in Van’s closet for the Santa costume
That cupboard is bare.
No cool whip.
I’m also in.
So any reccomendations for disk based games on the PS4?
A relative want to buy me a game for Xmas.
The Last of Us
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Uncharted collection looks good.
Last of Us I played to death on the PS3
Back in the late 90’s I had a bunch of CD’s stolen from my office and for reasons unknown to me I never replaced them. Well, until earlier this week. Picked up a bunch for cheep off of Ebay.
I already gushed about the Peter Gabrielle CD but there were 2 others as well –
“The Best of Elvis Costello and the Attractions” – I realize “To each his own” but this is just a slice of brilliance. A range of style, stuff that makes you want to dance, lots of stuff you just can’t help but sing along to, lyrics that tell stories. Brillance.
The other one I got is kind of a guilty pleasure, The Sugar Cubes “The Great Crossover Potential”. It is a fun CD that seems to fall between pop/punk/garage band. I dig Bjork’s quirky voice (and getting to say “Bjork”) and the lyrics, which seem like they were translated for the group by someone who did not actually grasp the English language, give it both a fun innocence AND slightly creepy feel.
Listening to these CD’s again is like having old friends back. I anxiously await the arrival of the 4th one I ordered, Kate Bush “The Whole Story”. I know I’m not alone in living that one (looks at Rhettro)!
Remembering others … seems I had a Los Lobos album in that bunch and one by Morphine. I should re-add those to the list.
Now wait just a minute! Sugarcubes are NEVER a guilty pleasure. They were an amazing fun band. Catchy hooks, great musicians.
Its funny. I got my car broken into last year and the only thing they DIDNT take were the CDs.
Eli’s Costello and the attractions were great,
Elvis not Eli’s
Whats so funny bout Me, Van, and understanding?
Did they leave a ‘no thanks ye olde bastard’ nite with the CDs?
I’ll be the voice of descent as I don’t really care for Elvis Costello. I don’t question his artistry, but his voice has a Randy Newman quality that I can’t get into. I should check out some Bjork as she follows into the same quirky chick vain as Kate Bush.
I like Sugarcubes more than her solo works.
Yes, Van, and then shat on my lawn.
I learnt today that ‘it’s so quiet’ was originally done by Betty Hutton.
Bjork’s eyebrows would have been the guilty pleasure. Her “Post” album should be owned.
As for Morphine, “Like Swimming” is also required.
Of course, the youngsters nowadays don’t own any physical albums, if they own music at all. They’ll usually just stream.
I still love physical.
Another win for freedom! Now to get back to that essay about Daniel Boone riding velociraptors to the Alamo.
YOU WRITE THAT AND YOU WRITE THAT NOW!
That is brilliant, Rhett – – as long as the velociraptor is wearing a Davey Crockett hat.
Note not nite
Kids these days.
Finished Portal 2 on the PC, still a cool game.
CP: Argyria — Esben and the Witch
Lo doesn’t remember Supra Corporation.
Now I feel old.
He didn’t offer you suggestions where to import the usb… that’s at least one thing
Did they make the Toyota Supra?
This is very funny. Also, not for anyone under 14 or 16, IMO
Katniss Fights Hermione in Princess Rap Battle
Monsters made of eye crust?
Sadly, it’s one of the higher notes this season. Pretty much every thing save the Maisie Williams episodes have been pretty weak this season.
I actually thought the season started ok. But I must agree, the last few were all pretty meh.
Will Sonic Sunglasses be this generation’s “jump the shark?”
No sir … didn’t like it.
I liked the one where he implies he was Beethoven.
Jessica Jones will be available as of 12:01 AM your local time. (November 20th)
Here you go:
The defense would be comical, except it’s not funny.
“It was the Sunchips… Jack”
Watching the first episode now, my first encounter with the Jessica Jones character.
Kitty needs to learn alarm clocks were invented for a reason. We’re trying very hard to kick her of the habit of waking us a 4am.
Is it not part of the nervous bladder problem she has?
Nah. I have no idea what that was about. She hasn’t had a single accident since we got her. Hubby and I assume there were changes at her previous home to cause that as, according to her records, it was only going on for a month or so before she was turned in.
Oy . . . what a week.
This song is the best part of the movie. I’ve probably said that before. ;)
CP: Oblivion (feat. Susanne Sundfør) — M83
I was ok with Oblivion.
Fourthed. I didn’t say I didn’t like the movie, but I did think it was only ok. That song, though, is awesome, imo. :)
You shouldn’t play with razor blades.
It’s that time of year again for quelf on a shelf.
I was actually pretty damn unimpressed with Oblivion (surprise). In fact, it took me a minute to even remember that the movie you guys were talking about was that forgettable Tom Cruise Sci-Fi thing from a few years ago. Not the good one, the meh one.
So I enjoyed the first episode of Jessica Jones.
ditto. I’m extremely excited for this series.
I was a bit unimpressed with episode 3 of ‘The Man in the High Castle’ , mainly because of that British actor from Torchwood who cannot do a decent US accent to save his life.
So another slice of history:
The bunny in our yard is almost all white now.
Why does that sound like military code ?
The pearl is in the liver.
The tuna is on the grill
The ham is in your mom.
If I was George Hrab I would call this interesting fauna:
I only made it through 34 seconds, but feel free to delve further.
I dont know if this had been posted before or if I have just seen it already and forgot but thanks for the ptsd!!!!!!
Goldie Hawn is 70??????????????????
Yeah right. Next you’ll tell me Susan Sarandon is in her 70s.
Also digging Jessica Jones
I’m gonna go ahead and agree with the rest of the Deadpan reviews on Spectre. Not bad, not great. Overall, worth watching at some point.
Just saw Spectre tonight. I agree with others.
For my taste it may have been the best Danial Craig Bond … but then I didn’t like them nearly as much as the Brosnan Bonds.
Music was forgettable. Didn’t care for how they played with the timeline of the Bond canon. Still … cool cars, action stunts and a smattering of gadgets.
I heart you but (with the exception of Goldeneye) the Brosnan films, IMO, are some of the worst Bonds put to film. I love the Craig films – granted I count Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace as one large film. Solace doesnt really hold up by itself
QoS is the only Craig 007 film I haven’t seen.
I’ve actually managed to avoid all of the Brosnan 007s, as much as I like him and think he should have been Moore’s successor. Are they worse than License to Kill??
Goldeneye is great. And I love License to Kill as much as I know its probably the worst Bond film. Honestly the last 3 Bronsan films are fairly interchangeable 90’s action fluffs. Bronsnan really is a good Bond tho.
“action fluffs” – That IS the Bond “Genre” !
Of course there is a wide selection of quality in the Bond “action fluff”, some much better than others but the Bond films have always been “FUN action adventure”. I too enjoy a good, cerebral, moody, action thriller but that has never been the Bond “film”.
Based on my experience of having just watched EVERY Bond Film ever made, in chronological order … I’d say that compared to other films made in the “Bond Film – action fluff genre” “Golden Eye” is terrific, up until the final scenes when it kind of runs out of steam. “Tomorrow Never Dies” is really pretty good. Michelle Yeoh, yo.
Now … when compared outside it’s genre to “dramatic, action adventure” films such as the Borne Identity franchise or Tom Clancy’s “Jack Ryan” movies … the Craig Films are much more competitive.
You incorporate Timmy Dalton into this conversation and you incorporate him NOW!!!
You should check out the James Bonding podcast. Youd dig it.
Notices a distinct lack of female view on this particular subject thread ;)
Wasn’t impressed with the first episode of Jessica Jones. I’ll give it a second to see if it improves. So far, the first episode was somewhat cookie cutter detective with hints of superhero and a few doses of artificial “edginess” to make it hip and trendy for the yoots.
Of course, I could just be sour that I gave it a shot because David Tennant is in it…except he doesn’t actually appear in the first episode, despite the hints and voices.
If the comic (Alias) wasnt way ahead of its time I MAY agree with you. I found nothing artificial about it. Remember this is an episodic show and not a Marvel one off film. Nothing is just thrown in there for no reason. Remember that this is a story nearly 20 years old… again it was WAY ahead of its time in 2001. If it comes off cookie cutter now then that’s a product of the time this story is being told. I guess it would be like listening to modern hip-hop and then going back and listening to those songs they sampled from and saying “hey, Ive already head this stuff”.
As far as Tennant not showing up, did you watch Daredevil? Again because this is a show you dont have to throw the bad guy in right away, which would have saved a few of the Marvel films. I wonder if it was a male lead if you would think they were throwing in edginess just for edginess sake? You could have said the same for True Detective…
Mind you Ive only seen the first two so I guess they could still fuck it up mightily.
Can I put my soapbox under your desk for now?
You know, I found myself equally underwhelmed by Daredevil, so I don’t think it was just that it was a female lead. True Detective I found interesting in the beginning, but I thought it flamed out pretty badly in the last episode and I never bothered with season 2.
As for age – that’s an issue for the producers to deal with. Whatever the age of the original source, it’s airing now in 2015 and needs to appeal and engage folks like myself who don’t know the source material. Writing for fanboys/girls only isn’t enough to make a successful show. John Carter was nearly a century old story when it came to the big screen and, while I mostly enjoyed it, I think it struggled some to overcome the imagination of the early 20th century – though they did quite a bit to update Deja Thoris compared to how she was originally written.
I’m going to give the second episode a shot and see how it goes. I don’t plan to bother with the second episode of Daredevil.
Is it less of a “splatter-fest” than Daredevil?
I didnt find Daredevil splattery. But no…not really.
I dunno. I found Daredevil to be probably the best show of the year so there you go. I suppose its just taste.
BTW – I really liked DD, just thought that at times they took a high quality show and aimed for the lowest common denominator with extended, on screen gore. Did we really need the extreme close-up of a spike going through the head? I think most of us could have “gotten it” with the wide shot and the sound effect. In the earlier episodes they tended to throw stuff like that in.
Still, I’m looking forward to the next season.
At what point in time does one not need the extreme close-up of a spike going through the head? I’m always up for that kind of shenanigans.
We just finished watching JJ. I found it to be okay, with a hint of evil-mind-controller-ish. My brain can’t handle mind control right now. I don’t know if I’m ready to move forward with more episodes at this time- maybe when the Apocalypse that is 2015 ends, I will be ready to tackle JJ and her Killgrave.
Mostly what Pixie said. . .
I was actually intrigued by the first JJ episode, in spite of some crap moments.
I’m just a bit leery of a story about an evil mind-controller who manipulates people into doing horrible things to fuck up their lives just to satisfy her – – his – – twisted desires.
In issue 12 of the Escape From New York comic – Native American prisoners on Liberty Island build Snake a flying car out of a glider and a rocket stunt car in order for Snake to combat oncoming U.S military fighter jets.
Yeah its that good.
You’dn ever think it, but the Dick Cavett Show retrospectives on Netflix have been fascinating slices of 70s history. We watched the Watergate one and part of the Vietnam one.
It’s also interesting to see how stiff the mainstream everyone used to be. That’s how I remember grown-ups of my youth.
And Groucho Marx was still alive then?!?!?
Read it and weep:
math is hard
Better than ordering the 0.149685 kg burger.
5 out of 4 people don’t understand fractions.
So today I finished ‘Made to Kill by Adam Christopher’, a Hard boiled mystery set in an alternative world where the last robot in existence is a PI/Assassin in 60’s LA.
I thought it was rather fun.
Miss Scarlett Johansson is 31 today. I’m sure some of you would like to offer her some cake
Exactly the amount of times Ive…er… to her…
Haven’t read yet – – but it seems interesting. I think folks here will dig it.
If true, this is woot!
Dammit I dont wanna get cable again!
So many good shows this year, so little time.
If they follow through on this I would be so happy. I still remember the golden era of Farscape and the Lexx when I could focus on a very few TV channels. I would love to see them get back to Science fiction and away from ghosts and wrestling.
Ok but what if they did a show about Ghost Wrastlers?
Depends on how good looking the ghost wrestlers were.
I love you
If it was intentional fiction I’d be all over it. Ghost hunting “reality” shows just plain suck.
You’ve never met any of the people from these shows, have you?
Who have you met, Cynful? were they credible? Or kooks?
They were just ordinary people with an unusual interest. I recently met a group including Amy Bruni, Adam Berry and Karl Pfeiffer from the Ghost Hunters groups. But even they will say that their hobby is a whole lot of sitting around and Pilgrim (the production company) was trying to get them to act like it was more exciting. Like WWF was when we were younger, script it up. The participants don’t lie about it though. They don’t claim that it’s 100% pure reality.
I recently heard an interview saying that they believe that the OJ Simpson case was the birth of reality television as we know it. So if you’re going to blame anyone…. :)
I haven’t met any of the people from the show. I’m sure they are regular people as far as people go outside of the show. That doesn’t make the show good and it absolutely doesn’t make anything they have to say (on the show or off) right. I’m squarely putting on my asshat here and living up to my title. But, hiding behind what the production company asks them to do is nothing more than an excuse. If they truly believe in ghosts, so be it. They are free to have any opinion they want and they are free to follow whatever hobby makes them happy with no ill will whatsoever on my part. But, if they are deliberately doing things to “make the show more exciting” whether or not the production company tells them to, they are part of the problem and part of what makes shitty television on Syfy. Put the reality TV show blame on OJ Simpson, or Survivor, or Candid Camera, or Seven Up!. Wherever the blame lies, the ghost hunters are taking full advantage of it. They are welcome to take full advantage of it, they are welcome to participate to their heart’s content, and they are welcome to profit from it as much as they want. But, at some point in their lives, they have to take responsibility for what they are doing and not hide behind what the producers tell them to do.
All told, I didn’t really mean for this to be a witch hunt of the ghost hunters. I was merely using them as an example of the shitty TV that has become so common on SyFy. I just got all bent out of shape at the notion that the ghost hunters, like everyone else in our society, are merely victims.
Yes I forgot. It’s okay to blame the network executives but not the producers.
There’s an interesting point to ponder here. . . Per Cynful’s account: These guys are making a living at doing their hobby/passion, just with a few compromises. Would you do the same? I might write jokes for Dane Cook or compose songs for One Direction, if offered.
I am a big time ghost doubter, but if they’re having harmless fun and not promoting ignorance and not feeling like they’ve undermined the integrity of the thing they love, then more power to ’em.
Any of these guys who do spread superstition/pseudoscience and/or prey on mourners’ pain with trickery (John Edwards) deserves to be haunted by Beetlejuice forever.
Excellent point on blaming the producers and not the network executives. Then again, blaming the network executives was exactly what I was doing in my original post in the first place. My whole original intent was to say that SyFy used to have great programming before they focused on shows that had little to do with SciFi.
Plain and simple: this is a business. Back in the late 90s, the SF market was shrinking. Syfy had to get viewers back. The execs believed the way to do that was attract a wider audience. This is the same reason why many movies and shows that targeted niche audiences failed.
So, the execs aimed for a different formula for success. And, for the most part, it worked. I don’t blame them for that. This isn’t some con job they perpetuated. The producers made shows that sold. They aimed for market conditions and did their jobs. The people in the shows also, to a varying extent, did their jobs.
I hate reality shows. I hate wresting, slap-stick, most comedies, mysticism… pretty much everything that has been on Syfy for a number of years. And yes, that includes shows like “Ghost Hunters”. I don’t care if the people are nice. Many of these people are. It is completely irrelevant to the argument. All of these people are just doing their jobs. I have no blame for that so long as these people aren’t committing fraud.
Syfy isn’t an educational channel and there’s no obligation for them to only show hard SF. There’s a wide range of SF stories there, and Syfy has done plenty of fantasy as well.
Syfy isn’t some utopia of artistic purity either. And it shouldn never be. Syfy was successful with “terrible” shows. But they were terrible to me. Other people loved them. You might think they have no taste. They probably feel the same about you.
Everything on every channel is an entertainment choice. If you don’t like it, don’t watch it. You can even wish for the show’s and network’s failure. But I’ll argue against automatically calling this stuff crap.
Things are changing, which I think is good. And now there will be more room for shows I like. But I fully expect people will always complain about Syfy content. That’s just the way people are.
Is this a confession of your secret love for the Mansquito franchise?
I suppose the grand majority of the blame should fall on the people that watch those kind of shows. Reality TV wouldn’t be prevalent if people weren’t watching it. American public, I blame you more than anyone else.
As for the SciFi channel changing, they have always been changing. I was actually at their opening ceremonies at the Hayden Planetarium and at that time they were astoundingly different than what they became when they were producing really good shows. I suppose I can live with them getting through rough times by playing wrestling and ghost hunters if it allows them to get back to producing good shows. Just the same way that playing constant cheap reruns when they first aired gave them the money to produce some of the great shows they have had.
My favorite show of 2015, hands-down is Lip Synce Battle segments on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Sense8 was such a slow burn that I wouldn’t call it great, but will watch S2 if that ever happens.
Still didnt make it past episode 1
Taking hubby to work today. Then I will be hubbiless until late tomorrow.
I’m so happy that Tegan will give you plenty of snuggle time in John’s absence.
For all the hair band fans in DP
No wait…. rad.
I’m digging out my lacy fishnet gloves right now.*
*disclaimer: I never owned these.
I owned lace fingerless and fingered gloves in both black and white. Because I was that kind of kid …. *thud*
My phone had zoomed in on the DP feed and all I sae for a brief moment was, “fingered.”
As a single word description of the feed, I can’t really argue with its accuracy.
I’m convinced that listening to “Gloryhammer” has the power to restore one’s virginity.
YES RHETT YES!!!!!!! You’ve summed this album up in one delightful sentence
I’m trying to figure out if that’s supposed to be a complement…
It’s the best music to listen to while fighting interdimensional orcs mounted on unicorn fire elementals.
But I’m a mighty warrior of Kraill!
So glorious, riding high up in the sky!
I had to go and order http://www.amazon.com/Powerplant-Gamma-Ray/dp/B000QQXHW6/ref=ntt_mus_dp_dpt_5
Expect an email (for the sake of comparison)
Best news of the day
I kinda can’t believe we’re going to have new MST3K episodes. Felicia Day is just a bonus. It would be amazing if she could have TV’s Frank as her bumbling sidekick, though.
More happy wootness!
Um.. this may be more important to Rhett. *cough*
Well, that escalated quickly.
I honestly thought “Cracked” was just a magazine for “funs and giggles”.
When did they become more informative then the “real” media?
Crazy right? Some of what the produce should be required reading.
That was one of the most interesting reads I’ve come across in a while.
Are you talking about the Cracked article? Or this comment from above?
Apparently there is a snow storm on the way to Edmonton. Hopefully hubby will be ok
Hubby just texted. Apparently traffic is at a standstill where they are, about half way to Edonton
This is the second year he has attended this conference and the second year he’s been stuck in a snow storm. I think, next year, I’m not going to let him go unless they move the date to September
Should have let him drive the Zamboni. :} Hope he makes it ok.
Luckily, he’s not driving. He’s taking the Red Arrow (think luxury bus). It’s still nerve wracking, at least on my part. In theory, he should have been in Edmonton, checked into his hotel, and called me by now. He figures he’s got at least another hour before he gets to Edmonton, let alone his hotel.
Since it looks like I’m going to stay up later than usual, I’m hoping my furry alarm clock doesn’t go off too early tomorrow
My apologies for (almost) always being behind the times with my posts and comments.
Pity the poor artiste, shaking their fist at the tastes of the fans.
What Van said. You’re really going to insult the people who lavish money on you and appreciate your work?
Hubby made it safe and sound. A normally three hour trip took close to six hours. He’s tired and hungry. Apparently on of our MLAs died today driving to Edmonton in this weather.
Tomorrow he gets to come home in more of the same.
Oh well. It’s past my bed time so now it’s time for sleep
Holy Pocklington. Well — I’m glad he’s safe, and that you can sleep without worry.
Are you saying a human died on the road?
Yes. An MLA represents a riding. I guess the equivalent would be whoever represents a distric in the US
Oy. I guess I missed the part about someone dying. :(
So at the flicks waiting for the last hunger games film to start,
…and that’s a wrap, may actually finish the third book now.
Kitty let me sleep in until 6:30 which was nice of her.
I’m glad I don’t wear sweaters.
At least the Christmas Carols would be improved.
What are Carols specifically represented at Christmas? I think other people need to be talked about too.
Christmas Petunias doesn’t have the same ring to it.
I ordered hubby a Doctor Who comforter for his birthday. It’ doesn’t beat what he got last year but still…
I, like many Calgarians, love my mayor
For the oldies out there:
Under normal circumstances, hubby should be home around 8pm tonight. Since weather and road conditions are similar to yesterday, I expect it to be a late night.
Snoop Dogg is so gangsta
And these guys are so not gangsta
So after watching the first episode of ‘The Expanse’ I’m left with the feeling of confusion and disappointment..still early days.
It doesn’t come out here until December
I haven’t read the books and in the first episode there was so much going on that it got confusing for me.
Just got some redeeming news for 2015!!
My mom’s coming to my and J’s place for Turkey Day!
Hopefully a visit to York to see the Railway museum Wilde possible tomorrow.
Rogue has gond artisinal (or however you spell that). They new brown ale is tasty.
Because, of course they did…
Now I feel better about the inevitable homeless guy vomit on those seats.
Hubby got home only an hour later than he should have. Not too bad, all things considered.
Two women who had just met at a health spa were talking about their lifestyles and how they hope to stay healthy. One asked the other to detail her daily routine.“I eat moderately,” she replied, “I exercise moderately, I drink moderately, and I live moderately.”….“Is there anything else you do?” her new friend asked….“Yes,” she said, “I lie extensively.”
The Civil War trailer looks great. I like the idea of using Bucky as the casus belli.
I guess I should post the link.
I’m going to have to give you a C for that :-p
I C what you did there. ;)
Did you read the comics? I did not, but I recall my old roommate freaking out about the series conclusion.
I read quite a bit of Civil War. I liked it overall, though it wasn’t long after when I stopped reading Marvel; and DC for that matter.
Tegan goes for her first vet appointment today. Let’s see how that goes.
Well learnt some interesting facts about Japanese Bullet trains at the museum.
Wow. Postage to Canada is $1.20 now.
CP: Roads — Portishead
So Frank Miller’s really digging up the Dark Knight series for a part III?
I’ve refused to read any of these sequels. They don’t exist.
DK2 was pretty awful. Frank Miller has issues. Literally.
Tegan survived her first vet appointment. Although…
When we took her home from the SPCA, she was a little noisy but mostly calm and quiet. This time, when I put her in her carrier and took her to the car, she was scared. She was howling, asking for attention, and generally not a happy camper. I honestly believe she was worried I was taking her back to the SPCA. Poor thing.
What was she like when you got her home from the vets?
She went in to each room of the house. I’m assuming to make sure everything was as it should be. Now she’s fast asleep on her post. All is good again in her mind.
So she does have favorite spots staked out around the house now?
Yup. She has a cat post in both the living room and my office that she will sleep in depending upon which room I’m in. Those are her favourites.
Will the town’s folk suddenly join forces to protect themselves and turn on their attackers?
I guess we will see.
Let the egg nog begin!
have one for me please!
I couldn’t do this now let alone at 10:
Happy early Thanksgiving to my US Pannites!
We have a full house this year at the Manglocks and I am thankful for that. It may never be this full again.
I am also thankful I am not on call tomorrow!
+100,000 for the win!
I’m in North Carolina for my yearly mmmmmeetup with the extended family. There are well over 20 of us in 2 giant beach houses for about a week. I love my family and look forward to this all year long. Yet somehow, I’m at the point where I’m glad that I have about an hour between when all the people in my house fall asleep and when I will eventually crash so that I can have some quiet time to just sit and fart around on my computer. I could be at the noisy house playing board games with the late night crowd… but I just wanted some me time tonight. Tomorrow I’ll join the late night crowd.
I know the feeling.
Goodnight, :Jive Turkeys:
Next stop, free in breakfast cereal:
So as an outsider, do they still tar and feather you if you decide to have pork or beef for thanksgiving dinner?
Hubby’s aunt (by marriage) is from Austria. We went over for Christmas dinner once and there was no turkey or ham to be found. He was rather meh on the experience. I loved it.
I was just thinking yesterday how I’d love to have a Thanksgiving meal of italian dishes!
Did anyone here ever see “The Big Night”?
Yeh … that’s what I had in mind :)
I know plenty of Latino and Italian families that don’t have Turkey, or at least have a nominal representation of turkey and then fill the table with non-turkey meats. The extended family I’m hanging with does Turkey. My plan is to buy a bunch of frozen turkey at super ridiculous prices (I managed 49 cents a pound this year)and keep them for other times in the year. I have a few “Thanksgiving” dinners every year just because I like turkey and things I can make from leftover turkey.
Waiting for the sun to come up.
Pesky sun, soon predictable like that…
Oh yeah, Happy Thanksgiving to the US Panites!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. :)
I am Thankful for you guys!
Currently listening to Stan Frebreg’s “The United States of America – The Early Years”
Seems somehow appropriate.
Happy US Thanksgiving friends!!
Happy American Thanksgiving day! Gluttony complete here. Wow, hosting is a lot more work.
Gremlins 3 is official. I…I just dont know
I could watch this for a while:
Until the bed breaks
Yeah…I would break it straight away.
Hail, Panites – hopefully, wherever you were, you did your sacred duty and over ate at least as much as I did. While I’m not a turkey fan, I can tolerate it once a year as there are plenty of good side dishes to offset it with.
“Dreams,” by The Cranberries just played on our classic rock radio station.
It’s over 20 years old, so I’m not surprised.
“When did Motley Crue become classic rock….”
CP: Black Friday – Faith No More
Happy Thanksgiving, all! I had another wonderful meal with my parents, my godparents, and their friends. Good times.
Rounding up the Secret Santa list now. Emails incoming in the next 30 minutes or so.
“…Planned Parenthood Shooter…”
You forgot the word, terrorist…
Jesus, people. Stop being ignorant and selfish assholes.
Considering the poor excuses the police have come up with when killing coloured perps the fact this guy was taking alive is also causing trouble.
So, I watched the first two episodes of the Amazon Prime version of The Man in The High Castle. Not sure I like like where they are going with Joe (whatever his name is in this version to get around the fact that he’s Italian) Frank Frink (and the lack of anything he did in the novel) and the fact that Julianna Frink needed a male character to save her from a bad guy when she is a (rare for that era) extremely strong female character that should be a self defense instructor. All this in complete independence of The Grasshopper Lies Heavy being “smuggled” into the neutral countries where it is essentially legal to begin with. I think there was some discussion of it here. Is it worth continuing with the series?
It’s sometimes a relief to go into a show or movie with no knowledge of the source material.
So far, so good for us on the first3 esp of TMitHC.
I’m enjoying it, differences aside (inevitable since it’s a 10 part tv series), it’s still more faithful to the book that Bladerunnet was to it’s source material.
Although the portrayal of Julie is problematic, in the book it’s not till she slices her BF arterie with a razor blade that she turns badass.
Good to hear positive things. I’ll keep watching.
Turn your key, sir.
I got my secret santa receiver. I guess it’s time to go shopping
I may have to ask advice on my recipient.
Just give me booze n love! Oh…. wait
As always, it’s only coal for you lad.
Solier wanted to make sure you got his request to join the Secret Santa.
I got my SS recipient too!
I think we all did except Ryan. He did PM Amy but she may have not recognized his name.
Got mine! I’ll ping Amy re: “The New Guy” too.
We finally got out to see the Peanuts movie. As a lifelong Peanuts fan, I had to go.
It definitely goes places that Charles Schulz would not approve. But still . . . I can forgive them. It’s made with love and lots of nice little nods to the classic stuff. I’d honestly have preferred some deeper references for the devotees, but whatever.
So … one life long fan to another, would you recommend seeing this or should I just let it be?
I do recommend it, if you can enjoy the good and overlook the un-Schulz moments.
It’s no worse than “Flashbeagle.”
Still this did happen in the 70’s:
My cable provider finally started providing “Ash vs. the Evil Dead” on VOD.
I found the first episode to be a completely way over the top, gross-out fest, hilarious fun with moments of creepy tension.
If you liked any of the original “Evil Dead” you shouldn’t miss it.
If you like comic action twith a “B movie” feel, that doesn’t take itself seriously and has blood, lots and LOTS of blood, gallons of the stuff… oh, and never misses a chance to show close ups of exploding heads – then THIS is the show for you.
I’m not usually into that stuff and admit to having to avert my gaze at least twice but it just fit the “camp” feel of this thing.
Last night I watched Episode 2 and 3. They are only about 25 minutes long. I still enjoyed them (he said hesitantly) … but the “joke” might be starting to wear a bit thin.
We still need to watch the follow-up episodes. The first was like dumbed-down versions of the movies. Definitely some good laughs.
A PSA to get into
I’m going to be 50 next year and this is the first time I’ve seen the group that performed this song:
My dad told me that radio stations in the 60s wouldn’t play that song because it was too dark.
Youre gonna be WHATTTT!?!?!?!??!?!!??!!?!
Don’t feel too bad, Van. Hubby’s going to be 50 in about three weeks.
The bald head fools ya!
In short, he suggests: IV, V, II, III, VI
But he also gets 20,000 points for using the word, “neckbeardiest.”
Archer and Bond:
CW: into the badlands E1
Wooden acting and some nice fight choreography.
Your crap joke for the day:
A DEA officer stopped at a ranch in Texas, and talked with an old rancher. He told the rancher, “I need to inspect your ranch for illegally grown drugs.” The rancher said, “Okay , but don’t go in that field over there…..”, as he pointed o
ut the location.
The DEA officer verbally exploded saying, ” Mister, I have the authority of the Federal Government with me!” Reaching into his rear pants pocket, the arrogant officer removed his badge and proudly displayed it to the rancher. “See this fucking badge?! This badge means I am allowed to go wherever I wish…. On any land !! No questions asked or answers given!! Have I made myself clear?…. do you understand?!!”
The rancher nodded politely, apologized, and went about his chores. A short time later, the old rancher heard loud screams, looked up, and saw the DEA officer running for his life, being chased by the rancher’s big Santa Gertrudis bull…… With every step the bull was gaining ground on the officer, and it seemed likely that he’d sure enough get gored before he reached safety. The officer was clearly terrified. The rancher threw down his tools, ran to the fence and yelled at the top of his lungs…..
“Your badge, show him your fucking BADGE!!”
http://imgur.com/gallery/K54D4 John Oliver on the refugee sitch.
We watch John Oliver regularly. He takes on a subject every week. He’s wonderful.
Hmm, judging from my Facebook feed this morning, looks like the Colorado contingent had an exciting evening…
It’s Monday again
Am I supposed to be buying stuff on-line today?
I took a look but didn’t find anything on sale that I wanted. I think Cyber Monday is over ratted.
I did buy a couple of audio books from audible that were on sale.
I think you were right the first time.
Is Target selling “Out of the Cellar” at a discount online?
Makes sense… because a target is round. And round.
Damn you both!
JF: The Golem and the Jinni – Helene Wecker
Loved this book, not a great fan of fantasy but this was just wonderful.
Quite the movement Around The Pan League today!
Have you heard from Amy? She hasn’t replied to my email yet.
Nope. Though to be fair, I only reached out to her this morning.
That’s ok. She got back to me today.
got a case of the mondays
I was discussing Monday’s vs. Fridays with my massage therapist. I actually prefer Mondays. I’m usually rested, had a good weekend (Saturday was full of games), so I’m ready to go. By Friday I’m dragged out from the week and am usually pretty grumpy to deal with.
i should be playing in my studio, but I took a second job developing a university course, so now I am spending most weekends on free time putting together course modules….
Is the course called Intro to Becoming Rad? Cause it should be
Becoming Rad 201: Soulier Than Thou.
Module 1: A history of Rad – an analysis of Lo Pan and Jack Mangan
Picked up my SS gift this morning. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to drop it in the mail until Thursday.
I’m going to try to do a play by play on Wednesday
Will it be “Seasonal” ?
Honestly…. better and better! Oh Jack, this is gonna be swell
He’s an inspired choice.
And I clicked through to see that there will be a new host? Will Joel have an onscreen role?
This is kind of swell.
“The Lost Lunar Crash Site From The Apollo 16 Mission Has Been Found”
I just played Lunar Lander to celebrate, I landed hard.
So after watching the first episode of ‘South of Hell’ I’m going to delete the other 6 episodes as it was utter shite.
Has Mena Suvari done anything dececent since the teenage dirtbag video?
CW: The Man in the High Castle E6
Oh gawd I love this series, love it!
I’m going to add Rupert Evans to the list of actors I didn’t know were English.
If I had of known he was called Rupert..
“I landed hard”
It’s in the game!!
E. A. Sports. Lunar Lander. It’s in the game.
Get your season pass now – includes exclusive 30 day advance access to the dark side!
This is actually pretty damn cool! I posted before I watched.
Oh, and completely unrelated, my DSS gift is purchased.
If its 4 minutesthen that means it has 3 1/2 minutes of endings, right?
The Peter Jackson edit of this video is 72 minutes long.
We’re taking the hobbits to Eisenguard!
Oh and DSS gift pinpointed and soon to be aquired
Well, since 2015 has been the gift that keeps on giving; I can finally post a small tidbit of a possible glimmer of hope-
The short of the long is: after 2 months of the unknown, my Mom has been diagnosed with cancer. Not just caner but a big F-U- type cancer. Stage IV lung with bone mets.
The possibly good news here is that once the mets were discovered and my mom felt she had the freedom to express the physical pain she has been suffering with, her team of docs pounced on her with a treatment plan and she is set to begin treatment tomorrow (8 days from discovery to start of treatment), on the painful bone mets in her pelvis, hip, and leg. 70-80% chance for achieving significant pain relief.
Here’s hoping for some fucking relief of this god foresaken fucking year for the Manglocks and our family.
That about sums it up. Tiff’s mom is a pretty great lady.
Fuck you, 2015.
Oh Pixie *hugs*
Hoping for more than the best
Oh, man. Major *hugs* and support to Pixie.
We’ll be keeping you and your mom in our thoughts.
That’s exactly what it is… at least, on this side of the pond.
J0e, in answer to your question above, no. I do have a couple of seasonal movies set to record but they don’t come out until next week or so. What I do have on my PVR is:
The Lazarus Effect
The Possession of Michael King
Mortdecai has been almost universally panned, so would be nice to see your take on it.
I made the mistake of putting one of those cat toy apps on my iPad, now I think she’s on the thing more than I am.
The mere fact that there is such a thing as cat toy apps is proof that civilisation is on it’s way out..,
An empty cardboard box is still the ultimate cat app.
The problem with this working at home stuff is, I sit at my desk and lose track of time. It’n not until several hours later that I realize I haven’t eaten at all today.
Did I mention that I finished Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell?1 Did I mention that I really dug it?2 I can’t imagine how this was translated to a BBC mini-series.
1Aside from the footnotes, which I had to skip when I was listening to the robotext while driving. I’m going back now and reading the ones I missed. Very neat idea for a novel. . . It’s a clever way to add depth.
2As much as I liked it, I do have a few major questions about the actions of some of the characters and how the magic system works, which could constitute plot holes.
Rather well if the author is to be believed.
I haven’t read the book but did enjoy the series.
i loved how they described magic in that book
Well DPSS GIFT ordered.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed the recipent likes green.
Why do some replies on here show in a smaller font size?
They have smaller shoe sizes.
Another reason we’re glad Shaq doesn’t hang around here.
secret santa shopping complete. mwahahaha
Tegan and Sara have finished thei new album!
SS gift – “ITS AWAY!”
As is mine!
I’m such a slacker this year. Still trying to catch up from the Thanksgiving travel. I will get my SS gift and have it out soon. Crazy, crazy days.
100% of the Secret Santa assignments have been sent out, including Ryan’s (Soulier’s). To everyone who reached out to me, thank you so much for keeping me on the straight and narrow. Sorry for the confusion and delay.
I went shopping for my DPSS gift today, too. I will try to get it shipped out tomorrow.
You’ve changed, Dee.
They did an interview with one of them recently. Apparently he has some sort off Christmas show going on.
I’ll sleep better at night, knowing these have been preserved:
Monument Valley goes free:
A beautiful looking puzzler, well worth picking up.
The cat decided 3:30am was the perfect time to insist everybody wake up. We were not amused.
another hubbiless evening in store for this bunny.
my modular synthesizer is almost complete. thanks ebay.
Remember to us the right time when contacting the greys.
Still trying to recover from messing up my back this weekend, but I have too much to do.
What did you do? Was it the self-flagellation?
No, it was trying to shoulder lots of useless bullshit. ;)
CP: The Touch — Dilly Dally
Reminds me a lot of Hole; when they were good, of course. :D
Why did WP eat my post? What’s wrong with getting cat food and a mix master?
That reminds me, I need a new teapot.
I checked the spam filter. Did you type it up is as nonsensical rambling under the user name: “yoga pants”?
No, but that would have been awesome
Ok Pan, it’s that time.
By a single request, today’s movie is Mortdecai
The PVR write up: Armed with only his good looks and special charm, an art dealer travels the world to find a stolen painting that is rumoured to contain the code to a bank account filled with Nazi gold.
Because this is a more well-known I will try to keep my comments as vague as possible
Wait, there’s nudity in this?
I’ve never seen JOhnny Depp so well… Groomed
No! Not a finger!
The horse picture too
It’s going to get bigger
Boy is he whipped
The twice over
A dead hag
Hey! It’s Obi Wan
The special cheese
A Welsh barmaid
How could you tell?
He said so
Well that’s no fun.
Was Johnny Depp looking in the mirror?
Nope. Just a word mentioned in conversation
Sink the Bismark
You are making me want to watch this film now.
I can’t put my finger on why, but I can see why this didn’t do well. I want to like it, but it’s not holding my attention
They are getting rather cozy
Selling the rolls
Time to go to Oxford
She spawned a child
To the library!
Watching h.im pee
An exquisite invitation
Where’s the Goya