A new one! No more scrolling.
Next – The Americans or Homeland. That’s a tough call. The first couple of seasons of Homeland were excellent. I must confess, I’ve not kept up with the last couple of seasons. Just haven’t felt the urge to subscribe to Showtime again and get caught up.
The Americans is an overall excellent show, but has long runs of slow burns and, admittedly, some of the paths the show goes down end with without payoffs and are abandoned. However, I consider it an essential Gen X show. We were the kids growing up then and can see that POV. Now we’re the parents raising those kids and can see that POV as well.
Ed explained it more elegantly than I could, The Americans is great just go and watch it.
Availability will also be a deciding factor. We might also do the CBS trial to do ST:D season 1.
The Ukraine stuff that (maybe I should have already known about) has come out since his death is disturbing. He was a terrible politician (although one of the most human of modern day republicans), and he definitely had some views that I opposed strongly, but I still think that article goes a bit overboard with the hate. I won’t defend the horrible things he and his cronies have enabled, but I think it’s a mistake to completely demonize him. Especially as one of the strongest resistance points against the real evil in the White House.
I can’t even finish reading the article.
I stopped at the use of “whitewash” and “revisionism” for the fourth time.
I will say, GI’s are given orders. McCain (likely) did not give the order to bomb the targets he bombed. His superiors gave the orders. He was a soldier fighting in a war. That is what American military personnel do – they follow orders.
Looking back, we all know war is awful. War is wrong most of the time; but we should not blame our soldiers who enlist, or those who are drafted against their wishes.
I get fired up when our military are attacked with words and hatred. I am grateful that we have a military of men and women who are willing to fight for my country – I am sure as hell too chickenshit to do it.
Now, the bosses who are in charge of our military – that’s a different story. Most of them can rot in hell.
Also, before you say it – i do not agree with military just blowing off their wad, by shooting up villages of innocent lives. That is disgusting and there’s something wrong with a person who does that.
well it’s an interesting read:
Forget your next TV show, listen to more music. It’s what I have done and I’m a better person for it *
*translation – I literally have zero time for TV so all I do is listen to music. Therefore you should do what I do.
When the day allows, it’s a great passive way for us to spend a little time together at the end of the day. We rarely get through more than one episode, if we get to it at all.
And yeah, music all the time. I miss audiobooks, but I’ve got too much music going.
Teresa and I started watching “Ozark” on Netflix, which is sort of like “Breaking Bad” without the humor. Strictly a drama. But it is well written and acted and I really want to know what happens next.
‘Like Breaking Bad without the patience ‘
Was a comment I heard about the show on another podcast.
We were around some rednecks a few weeks back who were gushing about how much they loved the show. I recall my algebra, but this still does not make Rhett and Teresa rednecks. Isn’t what’s his name in that? Interesting that they went with Jason Bateman, a funny sitcom guy for the lead role in their drama, like Breaking Bad did with Bryan Cranston.
Speaking if terrific shows – The fact we actually got to watch the first ep of the new season of OitNB was a minor miracle
I just baked some chocolate chip pan cookies.
I will think of each one of you when I eat them. The house smells delightful.
Well it had a good run:
It’s Gutenberg approved
How did Michael Winslow (the sound effects guy) never get his own spin-off franchise?
He actually did. It was called “The Marvel Larvell” and it revolved around him in a kind of “A-Team” underground for hire vigilante that fought baddies using his wits and sound effects. Think “McGuyver” but with vocal inventions instead of tangioble ones.
See reference: http://www.nottrue.info
Look I’m not sayin, I’m just saying… this is a fantastic idea and we need to get on it
Trying to get a little work in before the in-laws wake up and I play slave again.
Get the grapes and fronds ready.
I’ve read 6 of these, not counting “The Windup Girl,” which I started, but bowed out.
13, but mostly the old ones.
I’ve read 17 and put two on my want to read list.
I’ve read 15, mostly the newer ones with plans to read a few more. I don’t plan on reading the old Clarke and Asimov books I missed. I would have read them already if I had been interested.
So an atheist, priest and rabbi take advantage of legally available weed:
Just saw ‘Searching’ at the flicks, really enjoyed it, well worth checking out.
Took me a minute to process. My sister-in-law says she doesn’t see what the fuss is about. I hadn’t heard the fuss, but I’m still curious.
October for new Who:
In-laws go home later today. Then, maybe, life can go back to what passes for normality around here.
CP: Holocaust of Giants — Rasputina
I hope you were wearing a corset while listening.
Just nuke it from orbit:
When I say nuke it from orbit it is usually spider related.
So it looks like I’ve changed jobs again. I really liked my last employer, but I got another offer I couldn’t refuse. How far are you from the Biltmore Fashion Mall Jack?
Fashion Mall!!! Rhett are you modeling finally????
Yep, BIM modeling.
Not that close. Lunch would be a challenge, but I’m down to give it a shot.
Congrats on the new job and better commute!
The commute works out to be close to the same amount of time. But there may be some centrally located lunch options for us.
Bee dee bee dee bee dee
Fuck off, Trump
What did the traitor in chief do now?
Truth. Every word.
It’s funny, I haven’t had to show my ID card at Sam’s in years unless I’m coming in during the early business hour. And, Scan and Go is the greatest app invention in all of human history.
And, strange at it is, at least in comparing the ones in the Houston area, the folks at Sams are just friendlier than the folks at Costco.
I’ve tried a Costco membership a couple of times when a promotion comes along. I never manage to renew.
I don’t shop at Costco, but I know people who like it. I don’t think we have a Sam’s here.
Had a cleaning morning. Cleaned all the washrooms and stripped the sheets off the guest bed. They are currently in the washing machine
In about a half hour, I leave for brunch with the boss and one of our authors
My boss is late. The author cancelled. Good start
I had a rare PTO day yesterday that was every bit as busy as a typical work day.
Indeed. My work starts the moment I get home from work.
So we did take your recommendations to heart and watched the pilot of The Americans. Very good pilot – – we’ll keep going.
My only issue was them having scenes of the characters doing stuff in the 80s, then flashbacks to the same actors as the same characters doing stuff 20+ years earlier, looking exactly the same age. Not a big deal, but it completely pulled me out of the show.
Better Call Saul will really piss you off then..
Heck Breaking Bad took 5 series to tell a story that only covers a time period of a few months.
I can deal with actors aging over the course of a show, or even consistently looking a certain way…. what bugged me – slightly – in The Americans episode was Keri Russell walking around in the 80s, then the date at the bottom of the screen read 1960, and she looked exactly the same.
It’s a minor thing. I was just immersed in the story and this oddity snapped me out of the screen, back to reality.
Well people may have forgotten them but I remember the works of most of the authors on this list:
I thought it was a hoax, but it appears to be true. 🙁
Damn! Deliverance was one of my Dad’s fav films.
He was great in Hooper as well.
He was on just about every screen you looked at, when I was kid. He was a big deal.
Some how, for me he always out “manly-ed” the likes of Chuck Norris.
He was tough guy but he never seemed to take himself that seriously.
The end of another era 🙁
God bless Turd Ferguson
This was for Burt Reynolds
Best Little Whorehouse In Texas is my youngest memory of him.
I hope he enjoyed living his life. Seems like a nice guy. 82 is a good go.
My earliest memories of Burt were Cannonball Run and Smokey and the Bandit. I think he was at his best when complimented by Dom DeLuise. May the two of them be making a blooper roll over their life credits in whatever afterlife they wind up in.
Have fun comparing your selfie to works of art:
Do you know what Harry Potter’s favorite way to go down a hill is?
He probably wouldn’t go slithering down it.
This old, white guy just bought a Nike branded t-shirt that I will be wearing out and about.
Go on racists, ask me about, I dare you!
Derpa derpa burn the swoosh! Derpa.
And the Nike overlords smile fondly upon you. I love the smell of Capitalism in the morning…
Yeah I for one welcome my Nike overlords.
I just got in Shane Doan’s way in the hallway at the ice rink! I feel so important!
It’s not important unless he cross checked you. LOL
Seriously though, that is cool1
Look I’m just gonna say this one time. NEVER fight a dinosaur cause you’ll get Jurasskicked
That joke was Tyrannosawful.
I actually have work to do this morning. What’s that about?
Gaming the lottery:
… and I’m waiting for missing info again.
CP: Laughing In The Sugar Bowl — Veruca Salt
“You didn’t go out to vote — that’s the only way it could happen,” Trump said during a rally in Billings, Montana.
“I’ll be the only President in history they’ll say: ‘What a job he’s done! By the way, we’re impeaching him,'” Trump said.
Oh, so it’s going to be that kind of day, I see…
I’m going to say something that may get my Canadian card taken away, but I’m really getting tired of Bob Cajun covers, as well as Tragically Hip covers in general
Lost in Vegas do Type O Negative
It’s the shitty radio edit of Black No 1. Their reaction is predictable. They really need new fans with better suggestions.
I think this is a good choice to get started with Type O Negative, but someone should have told them to check the album version, not the chopped video single version.
CP: Carry Me Away — Concrete Blonde
In other news, no one should read anything into the fact that I just finished the “Rosemary’s Baby” novel last night – – but I will say it was excellent. I haven’t seen the movie in many years, so that didn’t color my experience too much, even with knowing the ending.
I haven’t read that in a long time. I wonder if I should revisit…
You should! It’s also fairly short. Which is, sadly, a plus for me, these days.
Rosemary’s kid’s got nothing on Baby Mangan!
Wait, that didn’t come out right.
We are watching Blade Runner tonight.
Was that a commercial success back in the day? Was it meant to be a commercial film; or more of an indy?
While watching it tonight, I have noticed quite a lot of artsy-fartsy camera shots and images theoughout the film. Just curious.
It bombed at the cinema.
Definitely artsy-fartsy. Most frames of the movie could be snapped and hung on the wall in a frame. The movie is just gorgeous.
Of course, I would go with buggy-eyed Leon for my artwork. RIP Brion James.
It’s amazing how the two BR films are two of the most gorgeous (and well done, fuck you Van) films in history and both failed.
Although BR didn’t “bomb”. It made it’s money back in domestic sales so everything overseas was profit.
Fuck You to mate!
Still think both films were a case of style over substance.
You want to do WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?! I’m flattered…
Don’t Start acting coy now.
Oh just kiss already!
I think you’re ready for 2nd base, at this point.
Not the weasel. Not the weasel.
No wait, that’s 3rd Bass
Bass! How low can you go?
Death Row? What a brother knows.
Just back from seeing this one at the arty cinema:
I’m going to disagree with the will of Rotten Tomatoes and say the ending left me feeling ..WTF!
So does your arty cinema consist of 5 chairs and an overhead projector set up in a cafeteria?
It was in the gallery part of the cinema, so you were quite close with the number of people sitting.
Hmmm…. sounds quaint
Sounds terrifying. Hope everyone showers…
Flashbacks of 6th grade. *Shaky film, narrator voice*: “When the male is ready for reproduction. . .”
An interesting read even if you aren’t into board games:
Non-trump current events (although he’ll surely worm his way into the story with dumb tweets): this US Open tennis story is fascinating. And disappointing. I won’t defend an athlete throwing a tantrum, but tennis’s most famous player ever is John McEnroe, FFS.
Referees in all sports need to rise above it and let the players decide who wins.
And apparently the crowd booed the girl who beat Williams? WTF?
I’ll find a link.
I was watching at the time and was taken aback at how quickly Serena spun out of control. She is normally calm and handles controversy well. It really felt like we were seeing “the last straw snap-age” from something else.
That being said, the umpire was very much within the letter of the rules. One wishes though, that he would have given “warnings” for the first and third infractions instead of going right to penalties. THAT option was within his power to give.
Terribly sad outcome. It stole the thrill/joy of winning her first ever Grand Slam event from the girl who won. The crowd wasn’t booing her though. They were booing the way things had played out. They felt like someone outside the game had cheated them out of an epic tennis match. Although to be fair, Serena was not on her game before the controversy and was being beaten.
The little girl that won is probably traumatized. This match was supposed to be her dream, the payoff for years of training and work AND she was getting to play it against her hero. Instead she had to watch as her idol had a major emotional come-apart, and the crowd turn ugly … all through nothing that she had done.
First time I ever saw a first time winner holding a trophy and having tears -not of joy but of devistation.
I’m sure that time and the 3 million dollar check they gave her will help to heal the pain.
Read the article and think their summations are WAAAAY off base.
The claim that men are never penalized for mouthing off to judges is COMPLETELY off base as John Macenroe attested to on air today. Yes, you can find plenty of examples of people talking crap and not getting penalized but that is because EVERY Chair umpire has their own level of how much verbal abuse they are willing to take before deciding that is their limit.
As for the coaching issue – it makes no sense but it IS a rule. If you break the rule and get called for it you don’t get to whine that some other kids did it but didn’t get caught.
The rule SHOULD be changed but you DONT change it in the middle of a game after you get called for breaking it.
Still, the whole thing was unfortunate and could have been avoided if the Umpire had been able to realize the moment and willing apply some discretion and “look the other way”.
Btw – I was pleased to see that the prize money was exactly the same for men and women. 1.8million for the runner up. $990,000 for third. Nice
Oh year end, whyfor you hate me so?
I might try a PBP tomorrow
While I’ve been watching my silly movies, I haven’t posted them. With the way the DP is now, having to type in your credentials on every post, I just know some of my posts will go into limbo when, in my rush, I type either my name or email wrong. Plus, it’s sort of a break in the rhythm.
Tomorrow I’ll suck it up and see what happens
We honor your extra effort!
Yeah, I’ve gotten used to the credentials, but I acknowledge it’s a drag. It helps if your browser caches your entries, but not every device does that.
So tonight at the arty cinema I saw ‘Office Space’.
So now I know the source of one internet meme.
Ok…. now they are playing fast and loose with the term “arty”. That’s an all time fav film but man oh man that’s odd
One of the most quoted movies of all time. Most of it is far too familiar. So this was your first time viewing? Did we give you shit about this in the past?
Yup and I cannot remember.
End of an era.
I may not be able to do a PBP today. I’m suppose to be meeting with someone but I don’t know if it’s today or tomorrow. Whichever day it isn’t will be the PBP
Ok, the PBP will be tomorrow.
woot. Maybe you can find a way to work the new stupid system into your pbp?
Hmmmm. “Small Victories: The True Story of Faith No More”
You can’t refuse the embrace. I probably can’t either.
In other news, I’ve made the difficult decision to skip seeing Gloryhammer tomorrow. It’s a weeknight, they’re the opening act for a band I don’t give a shit about, the club is not my favorite, the club also revoked all press passes. . . . So I hope they’ll release a new album and come back around as a headliner in the near future.
No further questions at this time, please.
SO youre NOT into pirate metal…
I’m semi-curious to see what the crowd at that show would look like.
Seems like an interesting bit of musical history here:
Fight Club, the alt right edition:
In fairness to Chuck Palahniuk, this kind of toxic masculinity is exactly what I felt that Fight Club was about.
Crap joke for the day:
SCHRÖDINGER: *Kneels down* Hey buddy, so… I have some news about your cat.
SON: Is it good news or bad news?
Hubbiless this evening
They’re saying we might get snow later today
We’re projected to hit 105.
It’s a dry heat…
In case you didn’t see the guy air drumming to Tom Sawyer at the football game:
This is a…PERTinent… post
Just when I think humanity is not worth saving … there is this!
Just to, once again, remind you what kind of “human” we have as president.
“The job that FEMA and law enforcement and everybody did, working along with the governor in Puerto Rico, I think was tremendous. I think that Puerto Rico was an incredible, unsung success,” he had said.
Hey kids, do you know what time it is?
Today’s movie is The Conjuring 2. I did a pbp of the first one. I even read the book. Both were pretty meh. I don’t really expect any better from this one but that’s what makes these fun
I actually saw the first one! Not this one.
The write up
A single mother and her four kids in London are being terrorized by evil spirits. Enter ghost hunters Ed and Loraine Warren.
This husband and wife team goes where the spooks are, but they’ve really got their work cut out for them this time
The house windows look like eyes
The glowing light will protect you
An out of body experience
Side note: my mom totally believes in those. Growing up in my house was strange
She sees from the killers point of view
Creepy kid ghost. The first shot of him worked well
I jumped. I don’t often do that with these movies any more. I’m impressed. The cat, who is on my legs, was not as impressed
Kids caught smoking
A big family in a little house
A homemade ouija board
Another side note: mom believes in ouija boards too. No talking to spirits in our house
Dirty basement washing area
Ghost hunters under fire on tv
This movie actually feels like I’ve watched it before. I’m not sure if it’s because I have, or because it follows a formula
Poor Billy. The ghost just wants to play
Don’t go into the play tent
Someone is playing with her remote
There’s nun like him
Side note: mom believes in automatic writing too
What good is a rope if you undo it?
Side note: what mom did really get was night terrors
I used to do that a lot too
The police have come to help
They suggest a priest might be better help
Following the nun
Seriously, I would have left that room ages ago
Side note: mom believes in ghosts, both good and evil
Janet isn’t here right now
So how many NC films have you seen?
Nope. Being at the neighbour’s didn’t stop it
Bill Wilkins did it
If we go to London, you will die
You’re such a liar, Ed
(Movie Ed, not our Ed 😉 )
Bad spirits like to kick you when you’re down
Yes, let’s get started
They’re dead Bill
Giving him something to lick forward to
Travelling through the walls
Opening locked doors
The demons are worse
Channeling his inner Elvis
This isn’t a lab, this is a house
Da dum… da dum da dum da dum
The ghost’s retainer?
Oh know, he bent the spoon
She’s faking it
This doesn’t feel right
X marks the spot
Bill is just a pawn
What is the demon’s name
Say my name bitch
This is a long bloody movie
I don’t think they’re getting their damage deposit back
So, what would happen if the demon wasn’t Christian?
(I think I’ve asked this question before. It also relates to vampires)
Awww. A happy ending
I admit, there were some tingling moments. Maybe not a top tier movie, but not too bad
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/80863 President Evil
Ever wanted the background noises of the Gryffindor common room at Hogwarts? The streets of Tatooine? Rivendell? The Enterprise bridge?
The interface actually has a mixer that allows you to load different sounds. Pretty cool.
Van, I think your Nicholas Cage comment was lost in the middle of the PBP flurry.
The fake list posted on FB was better.
I’m sorry were you looking for me?
Listen to more Pink Fuzz
So anyway, how many Nicholas Cage films have you seen?
You hate fun and joy.
If “Fun and Joy” was a Nic Cage film, yes, I’d probably hate it.
BTW, I think my number from that list ended up being 6 or 7.
21. Nowhere near what I should.
BTW If you haven’t seen Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, do your self that favor. Tremendous.
21 as well.
Late to the party, but only 13 on that list for me…and I’m OK with that.
While Calgary got a few wet flurries, we didn’t seem to get anything
Well it’s news to me:
I’ve decided to hold off housework until tomorrow.
I’ve decided to hold off on housework until next year. At least that’s what I’d like to do.
Now there’s a premise for a Reality TV show.
Be warned, digital movie buyers:
I haven’t encountered anything like that on Amazon, yet. But if I did I think I would be entitled to a pirated version. Generally films I know I will watch over and over again will be purchased on Blueray.
The pre release tracks I have heard off the new Joy Formidable album are a new evolution in the band’s sound. I dig it.
Interesting. I hope they can pull it off.
I hope they stick to it, the Cybermen need a serious reboot.
You mean ‘robot’
I know what I wrote.
I was going to add some snark but much like watching the new incarnation … my hearts just not in it.
Great soundtrack. Terrible film. Such was the 90s
“Everlast: I think the producers wanted me [to act] in the movie. In fact I know that because the director hated me. It was the most ridiculous movie ever, dogg.”
Disney princesses as Warhammer40K Space Marines.
I’m not sure… but I think I’ll be in my bunk
Anything else would be heresy!
Well, now I’ve got to click on the link. This had better be worth it, Pam!
I’ll take your silence as golden…
Today I whip inventory into shape… At least, that’s what I keep telling myself.
We did get a bit of snow last night.
Hubby’s school is having a pancake breakfast and sports day today. I laugh at him
Nothing like loading up on pancakes and then running around to play sports.
I suspect that will make Jackflap.
I just had a fortune cookie that contained no fortune.
I’ve decided that this in itself is a form of receiving a fortune.
Ponder how the emptiness of your cookie reflects on the ultimate void of all existence.
Holy hopeless mess, Batman.
“When people are rightly incredibly confused about just what the hell is going on with your comic book movie universe, what do you do? Explain things? Ha ha, joke’s on you, buddy. You obviously start an entirely separate, not really connected branch of movies related to Batman’s most infamous foe!”
No one has a fucking clue what’s going on over there
“He is Schrodinger’s casting.” Best sentence in the article.
And it sounds like there’s a whole glaring of Schrodinger’s cats over there messing around with everything in the DCEU
I just hope that all this Schrodinger’s stuff somehow leads to a good Catwoman standalone movie.
It won’t. It will.
It’s 1:05 pm, I’ve been out to 2 different places today, about to leave for another, and still haven’t showered. This is a rarity for me. Thank the maker for hats!
I suppose the pants should go back on, though…
Pants am overrated
Looks like a fun mini-MMMeetup in CO tonight!
So bought a new router and I’m wondering if there is any advantage / disadvantage to have the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz network on different SSIDs?
Different name SSIDs I mean.
Never been my forte. I dunno.
I’ve always given mine different name as much to be able to trouble shoot as anything. If something is acting up, I can at least know which radio my device is trying to talk to.
OK, you guys have forced me to bring out the big guns:
Some of these are mildly NSFW.
Wasmatchl is going on there?!!?>!?!>?!>?
Lost in translation:
I saw someone complaining on Twitter that her phone can didn’t capture realistic colours and then there is this guy with yellow tinted instant film:
I did not want to drag my butt out of bed this morning.
I’m sure I’m late to the party with this one: https://www.sharklasers.com/
Disposable email addresses for sketchy sites.
Realizing too late the questions that comment is bound to raise. . . .
I used it this morning to testdrive an automated testing app for the day job, to avoid the endless stream of spam in my main inbox that is bound to follow.
I declair this “Brilliant”!
iOS 12 is out.
Since were talking computers insecurity…
I’ve been half heartedly looking for a VPN for about a year now. I think I may have even ask here about them. It’s just not my area of expertise and so when I started looking into it I realized I needed to do a lot of research. Turns out there are zillions of VPN out there.
So I put off picking one out of fear of picking the wrong one. Then I’d stop thinking about it until the next story popped up reminding me that I should probably be using a VPN.
About three months ago I got serious again, finally picked one out, went to download it – only to discover that it did in fact work on Macs … just not my Mac.
Unless I was willing to upgrade my OS … and all the software I run on that laptop. 🙁
So, feeling defeated again … I walked away from the project.
So I may have asked before … but does anyone have a VPN they can recommend using with a Mac ?
Opera browser for the Mac has a VPN for surfing the internet for free built in:
And for total vpn solution there is Tunnelbear which is available as a Mac app:
Billiards warning. Just don’t scratch.
I will finish year end today, I will finish year end today, I will finish year end today…
This months free book from Tor, US and Canada only:
CP: Flaws — Daughter
Stolen from ditto’s FB feed:
Your daily outrage (it’s not orange – yay!).
Guess what! I finished year end.
Now, we move on to current year items. It never seems to end.
Due to today’s orange man news, though, I will never play as the mushroom guy in Mario Kart again.
The fuck now? He snorting shrooms?
Stormy Daniels apparently has a book coming out, which makes that comparison to, um, a certain tiny part of him.
Which to me, seems to be confirmation that she’s telling the truth.
RE: the other thing that broke the internet today:
I hope Captain Marvel’s role in Infinity War 2 isn’t just “Hey, I’m the most powerful, so I swooped in to beat Thanos and neatly tie up the story for all of you.”
Well after viewing the trailing, I’m in for a Thanos beatdown by Marvel.
Bring it on.
Nah. Marvel is smarter than that
Fuck that Star Trek shit, just kick his ass!
I like how you think as well.
Can’t we have both!?
Today it’s all about filing, followed by lunch with my Boo
Well, I finished my filing. I did some website updates. I’m already ahead of the game.
“We’re in the Library Of Congress, but we’re not on iTunes”.
Someone needs to punch the lawyers in the fourth day of July.
I admit, I only know 3 Feet High and Rising, but it’s a major classic.
These guys make pretty prominent appearances in Michael Rapaport’s A Tribe Called Quest documentary, filmed before Phife died.
CP: Go Big or Go Extinct — Ramin Djawadi
Fascinating list. I didn’t know some of those were supergroups.
So toxic fandom rides again, apparently Captain Marvel doesn’t smile enough in the new trailer.
Christ on a crutch…
Honestly ignore that shit. You’ll be a happier person
Lo Pam is my Yoda!
OH! Then I’ll rephrase.
Ignore that shit, you will. Happier person, will you be.
James Hong would have been amazing as Yoda.
Official trailer for the new series of Dr Who is out:
Let’s just all enjoy and/or dislike the episodes on its own merits.
And with no returning villains, be glad we won’t have another eye crust monster episode this season.
CP: If I Had A Heart — Fever Ray
So … our story as it now stands –
The Republicans say Dr. Ford can testify in front of their confirmation hearing … but she can’t present any witnesses.
… and while she testifies, she has to sit at the same table, right next to the man she believes tried to forcibly rape her in her youth. (Nice touch Mr. Grassley)
Finally – Trump and the Republicans are blocking an FBI investigation of Dr. Ford’s claim. An investigation she has called for, even though it would undoubtedly subject HER to all sorts of highly invasive questions about her personal life.
Why would they block this?
As a former WH counsel said “The only reason you don’t ask, is that you don’t want to know the answer.”
Most Americans seem to be OK with creepy males preying sexually upon women. I doubt if many approve, but most seem willing to dismiss it as not a big deal.
We need to do whatever the hell it takes to fix this mindset here and now, for future and current generations. Creeps should be shunned and cast out – – not made presidents and supreme court judges.
Now I forgot what I was going to say here.
Oh yeah! No wait, that wasn’t it. . .
Shame, I still use my PS Vita:
I’ve been on the fence about getting a Vita for years. With my old eyes I seem to have a lot more fun playing on the PS4. We have a Switch which I have barely touched.
The Switch is all the rage with the kids.
I haven’t heard mention of the Sony handheld in years.
Separate related question: Is there a PS5 on the horizon, anytime soon?
I think the PS5 is still a few years away. There is the PS4 “Pro” version and the Xbox One “X” that both added support for 4K monitors. I’m still digging my old 1080p television and don’t feel the need to upgrade.
It will be a normal morning.
Movies I want to see –
“House With a Clock in its wall.”
Those are on my avoid list. 🙂
Venom I wanna see
The other I don’t
Yeah, I have zero interest in Venom – – unless the feedback is ecstatic.
The other one at least has Jack Black.
I saw previews of both …
“Venom” looked like a slightly different take on a super hero theme.
“Clock” looked fun. …and Jack Black”.
Other than that I don’t know anything about either one.
I’ll see Venom. Especially if it’s in the MCU
CP: I’m Not In Love — Tori Amos
FYI: Today is the anniversary of the first publication of the Hobbit, or There and Back Again.
Spoiler: Smaug dies.
Way to bring the day down, Jack
Finally! A new Metric album that’s ROCK and not synth.
Spoke too soon!
Stop! You’re both right!
All the rock and synth in the album couldn’t get you off.
Now that riff is in my head…
It’s there, beating like a hamburger.
Help! I’m a Sprite.
Why couldn’t you be 7Up?
Posting to share with my parenting partner, but may be of interest to any and all:
I found this article to be really helpful for me
Have a Funeral to go to in the morning.
Family friend, the mother of a friend of mine.
Really good human being. The whole family is that. She was in her 80’s. Her husband passed away 4 months ago. Yeh, they were that kind of couple.
:’(. I hope it’s not too soon to celebrate their lives, as well as mourn.
Yeh. The service was more of a celebration. Lots of laughs actually. They were really good people. She and her husband also had a really good faith and what ever beliefs you have on that, in this instance it provided a great deal of comfort to their friends and family.
They had a “good innings” as some might say.
So Sparkle 2 (a Zuma/puzzle loop clone)was free on PS Plus this month.
I’ve always had a bit of contempt for these sort of games but bloody hell i’m digging this one.
Hubby’s still in bed so kitty and I are in the living room enjoying the fireplace
We had a bit of snow last night.
A licky boom boom down.
So after watching the Crystal Skull Indy film for the first time since I saw it at the cinema, I still rate it higher than TOD
I couldn’t disagree more. KotCS has zero redeeming moments. ToD has so many great scenes. . . And sure. . . a number of bad ones too.
They are both terrible, with CS being slightly worse in my book.
I’m not sure what you folks are talking about. There were only ever three Indiana Jones movies.
That Onion post has nothing to do with the IJ discussion.
Yeah Temple of Doom is not only NOT a terrible film, it’s better than Last Crusade. It’s only behind Raiders in my book.
Time to set up for gaming
First homecoming dance for daughter was tonight! She got dressed up all fancy and beautiful and reported having a good time.
And she’d gone without a date, but spent the whole dance with a boy in her grade who she hasn’t seen since elementary school, talking about Harry Potter.
He escorted her out the the curb after the dance for parent pickup – – and when she left him for my car, she didn’t see him make a “gee willickers” head swoon, straight out of a 50s musical. I didn’t tell her, because I didn’t want to embarass her.
Why the NYT is a rag not even fit to wipe your bum with:
I still hear Ed singing, when anyone mentions Finland.
You know, as unexcited as I am about the new Doctor, this just might convince me to give it a shot:
Having the Daleks in particular show up again pretty much every season after the Doctor really double plus good defeated them last time for realz got rather tiresome.
Yeah, I read an interview with Chibnall where that was mentioned and it seemed a good idea to me.
Plus I hope they redo the Cybermen when they finally do come back.
Here’s one I actually played all the way through, decades back:
Phantasmagoria. It’s the first one. I never played the sequel.
With luck, I’m finally going for my balloon ride tomorrow.
Enjoy the hot air!
I’m not sure how I ended up watching Ola Englund’s videos on Youtube, but I find him hilarious and for anyone interested in musical gear for metal, lots of helpful insight. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_VGYxqeocQ
..and it’s goodbye to Sgt Apone:
Ah, damn it.
Sergeant Apone: [after the briefing] All right sweethearts, you heard the man and you know the drill. Assholes and elbows! Hudson, come here! Come *here*!
So I finally got round to watching the first episode of Jim Henson’s The Storyteller.
Very 80’s looking.
So that happened..
New Metric starts strong ends not so strong. Much like their last album Pagans in Vegas it’s an ok addition to the catalog if you are already a Metric fan but def not the place to start.
Tho ‘Die Happy’ and ‘Risk’ are among the finest Metric songs ever crafted
Just came back from the bottle depot. Got $20. I think we need to entertain a little less
But I don’t know what to do with those tossed salads and scrambled eggs…. Frasier’s callin’ again
I’ve actually seen very little of the Frasier show.I’m OK with that. Though I will say: he and Lilith were probably my favorite characters on Cheers.
Gotta say….. my new podcast life with Ideas Start Here is very different from the Deadpan days, but I’m kind of enjoying it.
Last month I talked to the reporter who exposed famous asshole, Andrew Wakefield, for his bullshit fearmongering about MMR and autism. Just today, I talked to a guy about Geomedicine.
That’s good shit!!!!
With the new iOS update, my exbox will no longer talk to my phone 🙁
(First world problems)
That’s terrifying shit!!!
To truly accurately represent the Philly fan, he’d need a switchblade.
Fuck that shit:
Gary Kurtz, Star Wars producer, dies at 78 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45632165
Huge life. Huge impact on all of ours.
Stupid Calgary weather.
The balloon ride has been cancelled. Now I’m back at my desk.
Personally, I think the balloon is from The Matrix
Is there CGI fighting all over it?
Bummer that it got postponed again 🙁
As in, “there is no balloon”
My Boo’s boyfriend works at an electronics store in Calgary. I guess they are going to be blowing out last year’s iPhone model on the weekend. I’m driving into the city today to see what they have and have him put a couple aside for hubby and I. We both have sixes but I don’t want to pay the stupid price for this year’s model.
The X is still a good phone, I’m agonising on whether to cancel my preorder of the Max.
Lots of Lolz
For those that didn’t read to the bitter end of the article, I re-iterate this Trump tweet from 2014
We need a President who isn’t a laughing stock to the entire World. We need a truly great leader, a genius at strategy and winning. Respect!
2:30 AM – Aug 9, 2014
He just literal had the world leaders collectively laughing AT him in mockery.
Sept 25, 2018
The collective world leadership laughs mockingly in trump’s face as he gives a speech.
Bill Cosby sentenced to state prison for sexual assault http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45644374
This whole story is fucking tragic. No sympathy for him, but plenty for everyone who was disappointed to learn this about him – – which is everyone on the Earth.
Addendum: maximum sympathy for his victims. I can’t imagine having to deal with that shit in their memory every day.
Nowhere near enough. Tho 10 years is prolly a literal life sentence
CP: Mission Statement — Weird Al
It’s liek he sat in all of my meetings to come up with those lyrics.
I’m not fixing it.
Gritty fix. Gritty fix eet all.
Actual quote from female coworker just now talking about Kavanagh, “…another one came out saying he showed his junk at a college party. Where did she think she was going? A ballet recital? She’s going to a college party what did she expect?”
Before you ask… Yes she loves Jesus and yes she hates Nike.
Yeah, hubby and I were talking, and our college experience were very different from that
Not a drill. Not a drill. Not a drill. Not a drill.
Has anyone else noticed a trend of younger people wearing pool floaties on their arms in public? I don’t want to ask and become that clueless old person, but. . . here we are.
It’s been a thing for near a decade. I had no f’n clue. Never have seen it here.
I freely admit that I actually really liked the William Shatner album Has Been. The collaborative efforts of the people he worked definitely made the album and elevated it beyond anything Shatner could have done on his own. That being said, I’m not digging the new Christmas album. He seems to back to his old antics.
I also liked Has Been. Haven’t heard the Christmas album yet.
(I know you did a link, I refuse to think about it until after Halloween)
Today is a normal work day for me. Nothing planned except to sit at my desk and look at numbers in boxes.
It occurs to me, I haven’t actually had my morning shower yet. I think I’ll get on that now.
There. Cleaned and dressed. Now, back to sales figures
The light bulb went out in my office. I guess that’s a good excuse to take a break.
Ack! I’m not quite tall enough to reach the bulb standing on the chair. I either need a taller chair, or I have to wait for hubby to come home.
Guess which one I’m going to do.
I’m going with wait for your hubby.
New TJF! Do it! Stream it!
It is terrific. By far their most experimental but with all the fuzzed out rock n roll power you’d expect. Lotta tender moments too. Lerve it! I wish the new Metric would have been this good.
Speaking of Gritty, a friend in Philly (Systris, Raecquel Solomon – – for you Podcast old-timers) posted this on her Facebook page:
Let’s stop bullshittin. The teams mascot should be a drunk ass Italian American dude name Ant-nee, about 5’6″, stocky build, spiky black hair and pencil line beard, wearing a tattered Lindros jersey and he’s doing the mascot gig as community service cause of that DUI jawn last summer.
You had ONE job. At least make sure we get a Cup to go with that Lombardi trophy this time around…”
Why do I think that’s much worse?
Also… LOLZ on Philly getting a cup…
“Mr. Cosby’s doing great. He knows that these are lies. They persecuted Jesus and look what happened. Everybody who wants to say anything negative, you’re a joke as well…” -Andrew Wyatt (Bill Cosby’s publicist)
So that was said. That was actually said.
He also said Kavanaugh and Cosby are victims of a “sex war”. But that’s a whole other kettle of fucking fuckery.
Plenty of dimwits will go along with that logic. And women (and men) will continue to suffer abuses from those in power.
The evidence against Kavanaugh appears to be damning, and my personal opinion is that he’s an entitled rapist creep, but I do acknowledge that false accusations do happen, and that he should be proven guilty before we condemn him.
Regardless of the veracity of the rape accusations, he’s an awful, awful, awful human, and still clearly not fit to serve as an HOA board member, let alone a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
Right. He’s the perfect Trump pick
I see that “Bad Reputation” is having a premier showing in Pheonix!
Tonight!! 7:30 at someplace called
This is the Joan Jette documentary.
Someone should go see that and review it for the rest of us.
So this happens;
The local Odysea Aquarium’s seals and octopus need to step up their game.
Do read the comments on this.
(But also click the seal and octopus link in the comment above this one)
This is actually pretty fascinating. I’d always been under the impression that the real environment-impact war toys came into effect only at the end of WWII.
Morning Pan. Hubby’s starting his winter beard
I’ve had mine going since last winter. Tell him we’re out of sync.
My balloon ride is suppose to happen tomorrow. The weatherman said to expect snow and wind tonight. I have a feeling there will be no ballooning for bunny.
Complete and utter confusion… thy name is “DCU”
Tho Joaquin Phoenix’ Joker looks kind of amazing
He looks a bit “Shakes the Clown.” But Joachim is always good, even in crap films, so I’m sure it will be an interesting novelty. At least.
Also – – was Dean Cain really a good Superman?? I never watched his show, but I find that hard to believe.
No good films open tomorrow, I may have to see The House with the Clock
In it’s wall I’m that desperate.
Why does everyone hate on that film? Is it Jack Black? Eli Roth? The fact that it’s nowhere near the book (and it doesn’t claim to be)?
CP: Dangerous Times — Sue Medley
I mentioned this to Lo, but I think Jack and Rhettro would like the \m/ aspect of this show. 😀
Adorable and Metal.
I’ll have to check it out.
So many cats:
Another chilly morning
The Predator film was shite.
That is all.
That’s the word. Great trailer (supposedly), but shite movie.
When I saw the trailer I thought the movie would be shit. The reviews are bearing this out. And this is from someone who actually liked the newish “Predators”.
Predators is extremely underrated
The most recent Predator I’ve seen is the first AvO, which is legendarily awful. But I liked Predator 2 (unlike most), and I wish that storyline had been resolved.
AvP, not damn AvO.
Right cuz we all know that AVI is Alien vs Obstetrician
AvO not damn AvI
A note from my congressman –
“The Kavanaugh nomination process has been flawed from the beginning and incomplete at the end. Dr. Ford was credible and courageous and I am concerned about the message our vote will be sending to our sons and daughters, as well as victims of sexual assault. I will be voting no.”
This is the man who was ultimately elected to fill the seat that Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III walked away from to be trump’s whipping boy.
And now I get to go through the process of setting up my new phone. Time consuming, but fun.
What did you go for?
A few days before his prostate exam, a one eyed man accidentally swallowed his glass eye. He was worried for a while, but there were no ill effects, so he forgot about it.Once he was in the doctor’s office, the man followed instructions, undressed, and bent over. The first thing the proctologist saw when he looked up the man’s arse was that eye staring right back at him. “You know, ” said the doctor, “you really have to learn to trust me.”
Actually not completely terrible….
I had better get my money back then.
Dani and my daughter were lucky enough to win ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ tickets for tonite. I hear it’s the next Hamilton.
I do love good theater.
Dammit. Not another good play!!
Using disgusting bug metaphors to reinforce my feeling that I need to change my Facebook habits.
Last night’s dream was quite…
At a theme park; Universal Studios(wish), I guess? Having a grand time, until alien dinosaurs attack the park under the control of a deranged scientist, who oversees the park. The plot, trying to escape alive with the help of a Zach-from-Save-By-The-Bell type guy, who has Jack and I swinging from trees and swimming in swamps by the end of it.
The kicker, we had already done this one before. The alien dinosaurs were back for revenge.
Was The Mummy ride closed for maintenance?
No. That one will be the finale of the trilogy
Five episodes into Iron Fist Season 2. I didn’t have the internet rage that everyone else did for season 1, but it was definitely flawed – – and bad – – in many ways.
S2 is an improvement in every way, so far. Characters who dragged the series down in S1 are suddenly multi-faceted, interesting people. I hope it doesn’t hit the dreaded Marvel-on-Netflix late-series rut.
Me too. Tho from what I understand it just kinda goes at this speed for the whole season. So not a rut but doesn’t suddenly turn astounding either.
And yeah.. Iron Fist is still the worst part of Iron Fist
Hey, Deadpan! Twitter says Sept. 30 is International Podcast Day. I just posted my first new podcast episode since the end of this year’s Dog Days of Podcasting challenge. Featuring a promo from an old Deadpan episode!
Related thought: Please tell me about how you listen to podcasts these days. I’m subscribed to the DDoP master feed via the Android app Podcatcher Deluxe, but I need more perspectives than just my own for the podcasting talk I’m giving on Saturday.
I listen on my phone or iPad via the Overcast app.
Google Play for me
You should ask this on the FB page too.
I still use iTunes.
I finally gave up on the trusty iPod of your and use Castbox on my phone to stream my podcast subscriptions. Some of the ones I listen to are rather time sensitive, so waiting until the next day to get them to download and sync to my iPod was annoying at best
It’s funny, for a long time I clung to my iPod and scoffed at the notion of streaming/subscription type services…and now I’ve pretty much fully embraced it.
The high-capacity MP3 player is still the most dependable way to manage large music libraries (make sure you have backups!). All of the big companies are dicks about storing your own purchased music files. And then you’re at the whim of mostly-reliable satellite connections.
For something like podcasts – – or random radio background noise – – streaming services all the way.
That’s my take. YMMV
About the only thing I use streaming for is videos. Between traveling and spotty service, streaming podcasts doesn’t work for me.
To no ones surprise … I am like Ed.
Although I STILL listen on an old iPod that is now dedicated just to podcasts.
I load it using an old version of iTunes (not available any more) on an old laptop running an old iOS.
Lots of old in that tale.
Thing is, it all works and does so reliably.
These days I’m using the “Podkicker Pro” app on my Android. Works well for the occasional podcast. For music, I have a subscription to Amazon Music for streaming and download MP3 files to a USB thumb drive for my permanent collection, which I can play natively in my car.
Bloody hell, Mandy (the film starring Nicholas Cage) is one long mind fuck.
Literally can’t wait to see it
They’re right. The whole movie series is ruined.
Yeah I guess they better start from scratch. The MCU was floundering anyway…
With the Reality and Time stone, I can conceive that after creation, the Gauntlet could exist in all time periods and in any configuration. 😉
Now if only fixing the DCU was that easy!
BTW, I love Taika Waititi… “Mate, I’m good looking and drunk. How the hell would I know the answer to that?” HA!
While it doesn’t stay, I’m still tired of waking up to a skiff of snow every morning. It’s only just hitting October after all.
But… long sleeves here!
..and it’s goodbye to the first artist to draw Judge Dredd:
RIP to the first artist to draw Judge Dredd:
October 1st: first day for a long-sleeve shirt. It’s supposed to only be a high of 80 today.
You poor dears…
CP: Hush — Deep Purple
Huh.. .I thought I heard you calling my name.
Na na na na na na na na na
CP: My Name is Ruin – Gary Numan
CP: My Name is Ruin – Gary Numan
I see what you did there.
How good is that song? How good is that album?
Halfway thru the album and its wonderful
I mean I’d be done by now if I didn’t have Ruin of repeat.
Yeah, that is a great album and song. Did you know his daughter is singing?
Yeah. What’s more shocking is that he has an 11 year old daughter
CP: My Name is Ruin – Gary Numan
My name is vengeance.
My name is mud.
My name is Inigo Montoya.
My name is Slim Shady
Revelation for the day, in the book Trillian was not Lilly white:
I let hubby sleep in a little bit this morning.
Holy crap, there’s a lot of snow on the ground this morning
The weatherman says to expect 20cm of snow today. It’s only October 2nd!!!!
There, the Tyche calendar has been updated… at least for the next month or so.
Hubby just emailed me. It took him 90 minutes to get to work. It normally takes 25.
Stupid December weather in October
Well, I have to go out into the yuck and get cat food
Be careful driving in the yuck! Lest ye become the yuck. 🙁
In comparative news – – I also turned around this morning, because the rain was so heavy. Almost no visibility on the highway, with everyone driving 10 mph, with the occasional pickup truck redneck driving by at 75 mph.
Time to build that Ark?
I still have trouble coming to grips with the fact that Tom Petty is dead.
I don’t know why this is. I like him and his music, sure but he wasn’t one of my top 5 favorites. Maybe top 10. More likely top 15.
Still, when I hear a Petty tune on the radio I find myself saying again … I can’t believe he’s dead.
Yeah, I feel the same. Starting with that “You Got Lucky” video on early MTV, he was just always there in the background. Rarely the forefront. It’s like one of the constellations is just suddenly not up there anymore.
Tom Petty will always have a special place for me because my sister had the “Heartbreakers” album pre-80’s/pre-MTV and I learned to appreciate his folky rock style before his videos were played 24/7. It was cool to see him on SNL and teaming up with Fleetwood Mac and the like in the early 80’s.
“It’s like one of the constellations is just suddenly not up there anymore.”
Damn. You’re good.
That’s why I make the big bucks!
…….Wait a minute…..
I decided not to go out today. She has enough food to last until tomorrow
I have been watching a show called “Lodge 49”.
I really really recommend this one.
It is … odd, which is fun but what I think I enjoy about it is that it has made me care about the characters. And the Characters are not just people but things and places.
You might have to give it 2 or 3 episodes but then … hooked.
Went out to get the mail. I discovered I need taller boots
Here Ya go.
That’s some mailbox!
This goes right here
I don’t know, this is just off the rails. I’m over the mountain for it.
GOD BLESSS YOU
so . much . spandex
Iron Fist S2 complete! I’d actually rate it as not just an improvement over S1, but one of the better Marvel show seasons overall. Nicely done.
There is a young lad on this bus that talks exactly like Oleg from The Americans.
Yah! I thouroughly enjoyed Iron Fist S2! Some fun fighting scenes, and alot of them.
CP: The Wrong Side — The Joy Formidable
Streaks of blood are turning somber
I turn like the end of summer
And when we’ll face to the east
To bring the best to the beast
So you are getting snow?
Nah. Maybe next week. It’s a beaut of a day!
Just take my money:
Huh? Do I even need to know what that is?
A co-worker of mine told me it’s getting trashed by critics.
Anyone who wants to see it should go see it.
Well, i dont know what to think. I hope we don’t get inindated with crappy information. And had this started when any other president was in office, i would be like, “oh okay. This is helpful.” But when I saw the alert and read this article, i thought, “hmmm. Would i become a handmade or a martha (I frickin hate cleaning), or an econowife?
It’s an insecure little man trying to show off and flex his power, to compensate for his micro-mushroom penis.
donald trump, giving himself the ability to instantly force his unfiltered, dementia tinged, reality estranged, thoughts into the pocket of every American with a smart phone… this includes children.
What could possibly go wrong?
Supposedly, the President doesn’t send or write these messages – FEMA does…
This is still borne of his insecure mushroom tyrant tendencies.
Supposedly our government is made up of three seperate, INDEPENDANT branches of government that are supposed to act as a series of checks and balances on each other.
So much for that.
So there is this today from Dr Fords attorneys –
“This afternoon, we learned of media reports that the FBI does not intend to interview either Dr. Ford or Judge Kavanaugh,” Debra Katz and Michael Bromwich, wrote to FBI Director Christopher Wray and FBI General Counsel Dana Boente. “It is inconceivable that the FBI could conduct a thorough investigation of Dr. Ford’s allegations without interviewing her, Judge Kavanaugh, or the witnesses we have identified in our letters to you.”
This is just the height of deplorable.
If Jeff Flake is your Senator, please call his office and make sure he knows that YOU know, the Republicans have made an absolute fool out of him now as well .
He should vote no .
There’s a lot of fuckery in this world. Especially in this county. We’ve never been more divided nor have we ever hated one another more. I have no answers. I have no solutions. The puppet masters are pulling the strings beyond their tension and we are all about to snap. That being said I know one salve for this blister…
See more live music.
Even if it means you’re the oldest person in the place.
Not yet I’m not!
So I finished reading a book yesterday…. I wanted to vent about it, but the author is well-liked in our old podcast community circles – – and actually seems to be a super nice guy (I’ve never met him in person), so I’ve bit my tongue.
And the thing is, I enjoyed the book. It was a helluva page-turner… If asked, I’d recommend it. But, gah, there were these things that kept coming up in the writing that snapped me right out of the text. Drove me nuts. This is why I’m not naming names, because I don’t want to trash talk anyone. /venting
Does the surname rhyme with wriggler?
Dirk Diggler really isnt a good writer
No, I’ve met Sigler a bunch of times – – though it’s been almost 10 years now. I have started and abandoned a few of his books, but also finished a few via podcast. I enjoyed the first Earthcore and the first Infected book.
When you threaten to break someone’s hands to stop them writing it’s time to go home and shut the fuck up:
More fucked up fandom:
Wanna try that again?
Another hubbiless evening
I’m looking forward to Gisele Lagace’s new comic series, Exorsisters.
CP: Megalomaniac — Incubus
Well this is welcome news.
With hubby away tonight, I think I’ll have something he doesn’t like for dinner, cabbage rolls
My gut reaction (ha!) is “Blecch!” – – but cabbage rolls could be good, with the right ingredients.
Slather em with mustard. Big fan.
I have two different experiences with cabbage biscuits. When I was in public school the cafeteria made them and I couldn’t shake that the smell of the cooked cabbage wasn’t unlike the smell of a garbage can with rotting vegetables inside. Later on, I tried some homemade German bierocks, basically a cabbage biscuit, with spiced meat and mild cabbage that were wonderful. I think it is all in the preparation.
In a related note: When hubby works late, the school will often bring in dinner. Hubby brought his own dinner tonight because they are having Thai food. This is why I’m (usually) ok with him working late. I like Thai food and may have it next week when he’s working late (twice).
Well i’m off to see Venom.
I sincerely, truly hope that you enjoy it.
Boy, you are trying SO hard…
Yeah, it was ok, not fantastically good or bad. It dots the i’s and crosses the T’s of a superhero flick.
Might be worth waiting till It comes to the cheap cinemas.
Oh and there are two post credit sequences.
I’d be shocked if it was as awful as the early reviews are saying.
I don’t have any plans to go out and see it, but I will definitely rent it.
But how does it compare to the original venom movie
Wait, that’s not it. Never mind, I was thinking of Spawn. Is it Friday yet?
Or maybe I was thinking of Spider-Man 3. It had venom in it…
..and you thought only the US had crazy laws:
But the ponies!
Hubby got a notification yesterday that he’s used 75% of his data already. I just went on line and it said he only used 1% as of this morning. I’m so confused.
I predict my long weekend will be spent playing the new assassin’s creed
Levi’s been listening to audiobooks lately. He said the Thrawn series was quite good so I downloaded the “Heir to the Empire” book. I’m quite impressed, as much as I’ve enjoyed the new movies, I think a Thrawn series of movies based on Zahn’s books would have been incredible. https://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Empire-Anniversary-Trilogy/dp/B005LEV2V6/ref=tmm_aud_title_sr?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1538693758&sr=8-1
Is this your first time with the Zahn books???
No, I have a graphic novel of the trilogy.
I think it was Ed who was a big Thrawn fan. Those books are generally considered to be the best of the Expanded Universe novels. I have never read the books, but I did read the comics adaptations. Not the same, I know, but I got a sense of what a badass Thrawn is.
Same, I just wanted to give a shout out to the production quality of the audiobook. Almost sounds like listening to a movie.
Row Row you’re never gonna go
Shapeless forms you didn’t even know
Now, Lo and behold they’re taking me below
Cast in my name in the salt and stone
The Man in the High Castle S3 is up
On Amazon Prime video.
Go on, you know you want too..
I’m in. Although I do need a good S1 and S2 recap. Something about nazis getting away with horrible stuff in America with no real consequences? (Luckily would never happen here)
So it’s not the screens that are to blame for my Magoo glasses. Good to know.
It’s all melty outside. The weatherman says it will be like this for the long weekend. Then snow again next week. Oh joy
CP: Tear Me To Pieces — Meg Myers
So we have a proven tax fraud criminal in the White House, and now the highest court in the land is an openly partisan outfit. What this means: criminals on the republican team in the highest seats of power can now sidestep any and all consequences when they break the law. The battlecry is to vote out the corrupt, but between gerrymandering and sanctioned (encouraged, even) election-hacking, I don’t see how the intended system of equal opportunity and protections remains balanced for all citizens.
American democracy may be over.
Please feel free to disagree, or point out fallacies in my comment. I mainly posted this here to avoid the inevitable trumpsplaining and nonsensical shouting that would follow, if I posted this on FB.
A new use for fitbit:
During an auction of exotic pets, a woman who had placed a winning bid told the auctioneer, “I’m paying a fortune for that parrot. I hope he talks as well as you say he does.”…”I guarantee it, madam,” replied the auctioneer. “Who do you think was bidding against you?”
This is the level of crap we’ve come to expect and love from CJotD.
When the non complicit women of this country decide to rise up, revolt, and utterly destroy the men, you can bet I will not be in the way
I would also like to talk to all those Bernie or bust people, as well as the folks who decided not to vote ‘in protest thats theres no third party’. Id like to ask them why this election. Id like to ask them what thier true thoughts are now.
In less apocalyptic news, we spent the day at a skating competition, where a lot of the skaters routines have props and themes.
In the rink lobby, there was a life-sized mannequin dressed as a milkman, tied up with tape over his mouth.
Could it have been someone doing the obscure “Milkman” Monty Python skit as a skating routine? I certainly hope it was an adult skater, and that no one
Worst sci-fi films rated by critics:
Howard the Duck is at 64
The page is acting weird on my phone. Looks like it’s from the modern era? All the ones I’ve seen on there are atrocious, but Rifftrax and MST3K have found many worse.
I’ve only seen a handful of those movies and some were quite bad. I did like “Gamer” a lot, it’s premise was laughable, but I found it entertaining. There were a couple other’s that I mildly enjoyed, so “worst” must be subjective.
I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised that the Harry Potter themed “Day of Mischief” ended up being a glorified flea market.
The biggest disappointment is that they ran out of Butterbeer yesterday.
This trailer makes the movie look like a lot of fun. Peter Porker the Spectacular Spider-Ham!
This is an awful, difficult read, but it’s also a glaring spotlight on the cockroaches.
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving, Deadpan.
I like spending the day with our relatives, but holy crap, the awful TVshows. Today was a marathon of some dramatic re-enactment haunted house show.
ATTN: Dresden fans.
Wasn’t there a short lived TV show based on this once already? As I recall, hubby and I enjoyed it.
But it’s Fox so be prepared for disappointment.
..and in answer to TEB’s question:
Right. I remember hubby and I thinking it was funny because a Brit played American Dresden but an American played the British accented skull.
I’d read a few of the books, so I checked out episode 1 of the TV show – – after it had been cancelled, and didn’t feel compelled to keep watching.
But wait – the guy who played Harry – – who also played Laurel’s dad on Arrow – – is a Brit?
Theyre ALL Brits, Jack
There. Hubby is off to work, I have a load of laundry in the wash, and I’ve poured my second cup of tea. Now it’s time to reconcile royalties.
All things considered, I’d rather be in front of the fireplace with a book.
*sigh* I’m tired of snowy, dreary days.
I once was too.
Alas I don’t get enough of them to reach that point.
I just wrote a really scathing note to our local Toyota dealership. I wonder how long it will take until they call me back trying to make things right. This will be an impossible task for them
Let them know they have a week to respond or you’ll post your letter on Facebook and ask all your friends to share it with all THEIR friends.
Nice! I’ve been wanting to check this one out.
“…a gripping revisit of H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Horror at Red Hook” from the viewpoint of a black man.”
Viva cold snowy days over festering heat scorched earth!
We’ve had record breaking days of both this year
Is the gif FB post missing for anyone else; or just me?
No? Oh okay…
It looks like we need community standards for the Deadpan FB page . . .
Honestly I thought “Don’t be a fucking dick” was all we needed.
Oh look, I’m hubbiless this evening. What a surprise
A guy fell asleep on the beach for several hours and got horrible sunburn, specifically to his upper legs. He went to the hospital, and was promptly admitted after being diagnosed with second-degree burns. With his skin already starting to blister, and the severe pain he was in, the doctor prescribed continuous intravenous feeding with saline, electrolytes, a sedative, and a Viagra pill every four hours. The nurse, who was rather astounded, asked, “What good will Viagra do for him, Doctor?” The doctor replied, “It won’t do anything for his condition, but it’ll keep the sheets off his legs.”
What a boner of a joke
This link is funnier than the crap joke.
oof. Sorry Jack…I… I don’t know who I am anymore
My boss loves me.
That is all
I watched this movie the other night (I actually watched a movie!)
It feels super low-budget, but the story is a really fun mindwarp. Recommended.
I had not seen the other movie they talk about – just The Endless.
I think I’m in a cookie baking mood
First batch of cookies are in the oven. Now it’s clean up time
So Airdrie is about 2,500 feet lower in elevation than Calgary. I’m still amazed at how much difference that makes in cooking times and temps… or maybe it’s just my oven.
Either way, I’m still adjusting
I think it’s more likely because of the different oven, rather than the different altitude, but that’s just a guess.
Really, I have no idea what I’m talking about.
High altitude cooking IS a thing. I just have no idea how it works. Still.
So what temperature does water boil in Denver?
Oh and a mile above sea level is not high altitude cooking.
Call me when you have to use a pressure cooker to get a hot drink..
Van be talkin bout it’s on.
Hey dumb dumb, we’re talking baking not boiling.
Adjustment for 5000 feet:
Reduce baking powder: for each teaspoon, decrease 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon.
Reduce sugar: for each cup, decrease 0 to 2 tablespoons.
Increase liquid: for each cup, add 2 to 4 tablespoons.
Increase oven temperature by 25 degrees F.
Call me when you actually live somwhere above sea level.
What’s That in Centrigade you imperial dullard?
You’re just mad because we kicked your Imperislist asses outta here 240-ish years ago! Yeah!
USA! USA! USA!
Hello! The 21st century is calling.
I think Van needs to go have a pint.
Is justa j0e and fam okay? I bear there may be some rain in the area.