New year, new start.
Happy 2014, MFers.
I’m guilty of the “likable main character/good prose” thing, but I don’t think that makes me a book snob. I also read plenty of escapist stuff.
Well Bladerunner is the exception rather than the rule for me.
Some of those are pretty funny.
I’ll just repost this:
Key of G?
Next time you see A dog doing a dump whip out your compass and check for North…
I’ve heard of “junk” science but htis would be …
“Crap” science ?
63 podcasts have piled up during my break. Time to get deleting….
Down to 44. Some are just an automatic delete. Others, like the music podcasts, I can quickly scan. So far the music has been meh.
Is there any good music one you recommend?
What do you like music wise?
Insomnia Radio, KEXP Song of the Day, and NPR Song of the Day are three that I favor. I like the fact that I get a song and not an hour long podcast where I have to wade through talking/trying to figure out the songs. I don’t like radio “personalities” so I’m not going to listen to the same in a podcast. Just the music please.
I’ve caught up and run out of podcasts to listen too .
The horror, horror..
Take some of mine and give me the Cliffnotes version
I’m glad when I’ve caught up on podcasts. That gives me more time to listen to my music. :D
More Antarctic delight
And before I forget, in response to Jack’s show notes…
And a Happy 2014 to you Mr. MFer. ;)
Work for me today. Not for hubby. We really need to sync this better.
Down to 22. I think that’s as far as I’ll get today.
The new podcast app has really spoiled my enjoyment of podcasts . . .
I use my iPhone, and just prefer being able to manage my podcasts on my computer and then synch to the phone. I don’t like that I may be burning data to download a podcast. I think mostly, just old and grumpy.
Well I am old and grumpy and I like being free from connecting my phone to to the computer.
I only use my ipod. I don’t listen to music or podcasts on my phone.
I gave my iPod to B when hers shit the bed, so I’m all phone . . .
We should all have such problems, seriously!
Riot in the streets!
Ess, I too don’t like to use the podcast app as I listen to podcasts on both my computer and my phone. I discovered a way around the problem and don’t have the app on my phone at all. I’m heading out for a bit now but, if you want to know the workaround, I can let you know when I come back (post it on the Pan)
I too would like to know.
I am faced with migrating to an iPhone … still haven’t updated my iTunes so it can sink to it.
I like the iTunes interface I am currently using and am loath to change it.
This is very Ryah:
So true. I won’t share the exploding spider ball video then.
Well strictly speaking they were opiliones in that video.
Hubby agrees, that video is very me.
IMHO = Innumerably Many Horrible Opiliones.
CW: McMillan and Wife S1E1
Well actually it’s episode 2 but Netflix doesn’t have the pilot.
Susan ST James was hot in the 70’s
The casual sexism is a hoot.
I’ll get my cost.
Or even a coat.
You should get out your beige bellbottoms too.
A little bit of history:
Point missed hope I:
“please george do us all a faver and stop writing books.”
Definitely not Van Halen’s best album.
Ok, I’m back.
In answer to the podcast workaround. It’s a tiny bit of work but it does what I want.
First, you will have to remove the podcast app from your phone or other idevice. If the podcast app picks up the new podcasts, ITunes on your computer won’t always get them.
2) create a playlist in your iTunes (I call mine “sneak” but you can call it whatever you want)
3) When you get new podcasts through your iTunes, move them over to the playlist you created.
4) go into the info on the podcasts (ctr I). This can be done as a group, however you cannot change video and audio podcasts at the same time, you will have to grab all the audio and change them, then grab the videos and change them
5) In the info screen:
a) under the tab “info” change the “genre” from podcast to… pretty much anything else. I just call mine Other.
b) go to the “options” tab and change the “media kind” into “music” for audios or “music videos” for videos.
6) Sync your phone to ITunes on the computer. (don’t forget to add the new play list to the items you want to sync to your phone.)
One note on this, sometimes, when you change the podcasts from being podcasts to music, Itunes doesn’t realize you’ve already downloaded the podcast so it will want to do it agai. Since I’m about two months behind on my podcasts, I have them all in my sneak playlist but usually just change the ones I plan to listen to on my phone for the short term and leave the rest as “podcasts” until I’m ready to listen to them.
Hope this helps.
It’s the changing the type from podcasts to music that’s important. All the other stuff is more my own things for keeping track of it
thanks, I’ll give it a whirl.
My Secret Santa gift just arrived. The t-shirt fits perfectly – both in size on style. I’ll wear it next week when we play D & D with our friends.
Phew! Relieved on all counts. :)
Of the t-shirt that is.
you know layed out and perfectly dry
I’m not Lo….
Maybe I’ll wear it at the next mmmmmmmeetup.
I also have the one Cj gave me last year I should bring too.
Your crap joke for the evening:
A Post Office worker at the main sorting office finds an unstamped, poorly hand-written envelope addressed to God. He opens it and discovers it is from an elderly lady, distressed because some thief robbed her of 100 dollars. She will be cold and hungry for the rest of the month if she doesn’t receive some divine intervention.The worker organizes a collection amongst the other postal workers, who dig deep and come up with 96 dollars. They get it to her by special courier the same morning.A week later, the same postal worker recognizes the same hand on another envelope. He opens it and reads: “Dear God, Thank you for the 100 dollars. This month would have been so bleak otherwise. P.S. It was four dollars short but that was probably those thieving bastards at the Post Office.”
CP: All Is Violent, All Is Bright — God Is An Astronaut
I had never heard of this series till I read about it in Ansible:
News to me too. Are you going to get a hold of a copy?
I’m tempted, been a while since I bought a hardback edition of a book.
Say, do you think maybe I could borrow that album sometime?
Mmmmmmm COULD beeeeeee
Allo Preny, say hi to the cat.
….and I went and ordered a copy.
Well, all right then!
..and another you might have missed:
Well, guess I betetr go find this somewhere
Well, guess I better learn to proofread
AN egg beater?!
I do hope everyone going through Hercules* is doing ok.
*Meaning the people enduring the big storm, not viewers of the Kevin Sorbo TV series. There’s no hope for those poor souls.
Thank God it’s January 1st!
…even if I’m a couple days late. Happy New Year Panites!
Hey Murdock! I was just thinking last night that I need to check in and see how the hell you’re doing.
How the hell are you doing?
CP: Tenacious D – “Tribute”
very funny and quite well done.
CP: No More Kings – “”Sweep The Leg”
Pandora is starting the year off with pure AWESOMENESS!
Then there is iTunes.
“Some of the apps in your library could not be loaded on your iPhone. See Triangle below for info.”
*Triangle* – 30 total warnings. Ha Ha – Up yours!
I’m thinking that Pandora and I need to take iTunes out back and kick the bits out of it.
“See Bermuda Triangle below for your lost apps.”
Well, that doesn’t bode well for them.
Last month we broke records for the amount of snowfall in the month of December. Judging by today, it looks like we are trying again for January.
I’m really tired of snow *sigh*
Perhaps Pandora and I need to come up there and teach that snow some manors!
CP: Beautiful Small Machines – “Counting Backwards to One”
CP: Toes Across The Floor — Blind Melon
… aaand iTunes has wiped my iPhone clean.
All my contacts I spent 3 days entering into it … Goodbye!
did you restore form backup? that always works for me.
Yes you are!
No. This was the first time I had synced it and making a back-up was the first thing on my agenda. Apparently things went wrong.
For some reason when I “synced” it to iTunes it reset the iPhone. Made me start over with the whole set-up procedure.
After going through all that again, I was able to restore from my iPod’s back-up.
So I have some contacts but since that wasn’t a phone … not so much.
I also lost all the carefully thought out settings for everything.
I have “tilt to live” though.
Things are looking up then.
Well the new graphics card is rather dull looking compared to the old one.
Not that it matters now that it’s installed and working.
“supercentenarians hold the key to extended life”
Clearly, we need to hunt them down and eat them.
What about supercentaurs?
Walmart and Target have a bunch of those.
Can’t post a link ATM, but you really need to find and hear the song, “Stripsearch” by Faith No More.
Forget about Mike Patton’s cheesy mustache, if you watch the video. Just listen. That song has completely set up shop in my mind, the past few days.
Man it IS good. That album is severely underrated.
If you only really know them for “Epic”, then you’re missing out on a fantastic catalog of music.
This has been your non-hockey, sports moment.
Speaking of sports moments …
We forgot to warn Ed to stay off of his New Years Eve cruise if he saw Earnest Borgnine and Shelly Winters on the guest list.
Unless Shelly Winters was also in Escape From New York?
I bring many links! Starting with this one:
Worth getting past the TL;DR factor. :metal:
OK, that’s enough links.
I don’t say most of these:
Ah the weekend, where Tumbleweeds can roam the deadpan prairie and remain unmolested.
Wherever I may roam.
Phil Everly has died:
Don’t know if they going cheap on the Amazon in North America, but in the UK the latest Gaiman (The Ocean at the end of the lane) and Pratchett disc world novel are very cheap on the kindle store (99p).
I just finished The Dark Tower. Hmm. Ask me tomorrow if it was 7 months well spent. I’ll have to think on it.
Essbee, Bridge 2 starts tonight on the BBC.
If you can’t find it in the usual places, bootup BTsync and leave it running…
Oh and update BTsync if you can.
Jane Fonda could look quite Amazonian:
Wowza. Lucky Orgasmatron.
Still not forgiven her for that visit to Hanoi?
No Im shuddering with delight. Im fonda Jane!
Crap joke for the evening:
After nearly 50 years of marriage, a couple was lying in bed one evening, when the wife felt her husband, begin to massage her in ways he hadn’t in quite some time. It almost tickled as his fingers started at her neck, and then began moving down past the small of her back. He then caressed her shoulders and neck, slowly worked his hand down, stopping just over her stomach. He then proceeded to place his hand on her left inner arm, working down her side, passing gently over her buttock and down her leg to her calf. Then, he proceeded up her thigh, stopping just at the uppermost portion of her leg. He continued in the same manner on her right side, then suddenly stopped, rolled over and became silent. As she had become quite aroused by this caressing, she asked in a loving voice, ‘Honey that was wonderful. Why did you stop?’ To which he responded: ‘I found the remote.’
You kill with truth
He should have just gotten “The Clapper”
That’s how I got it.
Ed has returned to dry land!
I tried to make a big splash. Happy New Year, Deadpan!
shit, hockey is on!
Careful where you place that comma sir.
sh,it hockey was on!
Shit hockey? You must have been watching the Coyotes blow yet another lead.
Ugh… Jack you need to have a talk with that team
Your psychoanalytical crap joke for the day:
The Freudians go into a bar and the barman asks :
Can I see some id ?
Sometimes a coat is just a coat.
Ack, three not the.
It works both ways.
The big campaign slogan at my work is, “No Flu For You!”
-I beg to differ.
I’m sure the executives are hoarding it for themselves so they can cash in on all the sick days.
…alright, it’s early, so my faculties are still coming back online.
In case you were wondering about those creeks in your joints:
It is currently 1ºF/-17.2222ºC here in Omaha, NE. I’m still going to church, but the rest of the day, I am holing up inside.
Just back from seeing American Hustle.
That woman from man of steel really cannot bloody act.
Enjoyed the film though.
With all that JL flesh on display Lo had better take a defibrillator,,
I like Amy Adams…
Oh dont you worry. Im going to watch the film today… in the privacy of my own home.
I’m already pass outy
CD: I Bite Green Chili Amber.
Oh Ms. Ess!!!!
It’s not bad, is it?!
So if you want to kill someone just wait till they go into hospital:
Good football this weekend!
There ought to be a special hell for people who manipulate their children.
There is. Im sure of it.
I’m sceptical but hold out hope it’s true.
Well in a perfect world, that hell would be called ‘prison’.
Meh x infinity
Sorry for going there. Just been that kind of a day. Goodnight :meh:
Goofy fun film.
Plus, Kate Bosworth in a corset
Van, I can’t find The Bridge . . . I think I’ve still gotta practice more.
Leave BTsync running over night.
Youve gone too far
Where is that confounded bridge?
Check between the 2nd and third chorus.
I guess I was miss Led.
Well, someone got the Led out.
CD: Grimm Bros Little Red Alt Style Ale
AH Northern Colorado… brewing beer right these days
Well, I guess I’m still old. I read that post and thought it was an awfully long title for a CD.
Fiona Apple disagrees
Chumbawumba disagrees even more
Life goes back to normal for us. Or at least a reasonable faxsimaly of normality
You’ll be using quill pens next.
Your crap joke for the day:
Three convicts were on the way to prison. They were each allowed to take one item with them to help them occupy their time while incarcerated. On the bus, one turned to another and said, “So, what did you bring?” The second convict pulled out a box of paints and stated that he intended to paint anything he could. He wanted to become the “Grandma Moses of Jail”. Then he asked the first, “What did you bring?” The first convict pulled out a deck of cards and grinned and said, “I brought cards. I can play poker, solitaire, gin, and any number of games.” The third convict was sitting quietly aside, grinning to himself. The other two took notice and asked, “Why are you so smug? What did you bring?” The guy pulled out a box of tampons and smiled. He said, “I brought these.” The other two were puzzled and asked, “What can you do with those?” He grinned and pointed to the box and said, “Well according to the box, I can go horseback riding, swimming, roller-skating….”
*gets Van his coat with wings*
And you get your coat with a smooth applicator
He’s a smooth applicator…
To the tune of this:
Ooh, I see Dolly Parton in my immediate future.
I heartily also recommend the Fishbone Tokyo show
Don’t watch it just because you can.
I love listening to Post Harbor’s “They Can’t Hurt You If You Don’t Believe In Them”.
Those planks look dodgy:
When are you booking your trip?
It looks beautiful. I want to go.
When I feel upto living for two weeks on Cocoa Cola.
I would try Cocoa Cola
My scrotum clenches just looking at those photos.
My sphincter understands.
I don’t mind the height if there is a big cushy thing to land in.
Me. Pole vaulting.
Fly, JJ, FLY!
Excellent job! All 3 of you!
Speaking of going, off to buy paper.
CP: One Engine — The Decemberists
CW: Escape From Planet Earth
Do you know, I have no B horrors in my DVR? I must do something to rectify that.
How about a B movie horror as your next governor?
Can I get an UGH!? (although, sadly, even he’d be an improvement over our current horror)
He’ll probably win!
OMG he looks like Steven Van Zandt in Lillyhammer
Hey! Midway drinky meetup place!!!
Hmmm but untill they open up http://odd13brewing.com/content/main.html
omg, that looks more like us.
Speaking of! It looks like we’re settling in on May 16ish weekend as the MMMmmmeetup weekend?! How does everyone feel about doing Colorado this year?
I think you know how me n Ess feel…
We’re the hosts with the mosts.
We’d prefer Colorado. As far as the timing, I think that weekend should be fine.
Looks like I’m out this year, can’t do the 16th.
The curse of Lo Pan strikes again :-p
Well, what dates would work for you, Van?
I can do the 16th. If we’re doing Colorado, any time in June should work too. If that works better with Van’s schedule.
If it helps folks logistically, I can fit 3 comfortably in my house. 4-5 if we all wanna be real good friends. We’ll just need to finger it out by Feb cause it’ll take me me 3 months to clean up after my kids. Heh.
CP: Old Emotions — Spoons
Pretty fun discussion about athletics and legal weed in Colorado. It’s toward the end: http://www.edgeofsports.com/audio.html
As a Broncos fan, I struggle with Peyton Manning’s great performance mixed with his politics and boring-ness. I feel better about it hearing this, because he probably struggles with his conservative-ness mixed with how much $ he’s making off of Papa John’s in Denver now that everyone is high.
This week I started the 5+2 diet.
Today was a low calorie day, I’m really looking forward to that bowl of cereal at the end of my shift.
Good luck, Van!
So, we (meaning I) came up with a brilliant idea. Being a small press, we can’t afford to pay the going rate for audio book narrations. I contacted the U of C’s drama department to see if they had anybody who would be interested in doing this for a minimal fee, experience, and something to put in their portfolio. Within half an hour, I’ve had a couple of students jump at the chance, with more potential candidates queuing up.
I don’t know what to do with all these narrators I suddenly have.
Full cast audio drama!
(I kid. Don’t do that.)
And I’ll form the head!
I love you you know
I was always more of a transformers man myself – pre Michael Bay, of course.
Me, Grimlock agamagree
So far, I see no obstacles for me for May 16th or Colorado.
Seriously, Avs? Youre gonna lose on a PP goal for too many men? Inconceivable
At least they weren’t playing the St. Louis Blues:
Hell of a national championship game
Could have gone either way, right up till the end.
Someone got their money’s worth.
Indeed – I would have preferred Auburn, but it was still the perfect cap to an incredible season of college football.
Most men I know like red heads.
I’m pretty sure ditto would agree with that statement.
Kryptonite, I say!
With those prices differences I suspect Valve could have a fragmentation problem from the get go:
I’m supposed to want one of those over my PC because….?
I have a pretty high end PC, I won’t be doing the Valve thing either.
A chinook rolled in during the evening. We are NOT expected to have snow and actually reach a temperature above the freezing rate.
Regarding the above conversation, I just want you to know the sacrifice I will be making if we go to Colorado. West Jet does not have a flight to Denver. I will either have to fly Air Canada or United. *puts hand dramatically to forehead* Oh the tragedy.
Seriously though, Lo and/or EssBee will have to tell us of a decent hotel that will be close to wherever we will be spending the most time. Myself, and possibly ditto, based on past mmmmeetups, will probably be hoteling it.
Doesn’t have to be overly fancy. Just clean and not stupid.
Nah. Youre slumming it.
Ok, dirty. Still not stupid.
I can never ever guarantee not stupid when it comes to people. Clean and nice I can recommend.
I guess I’ll have to take what I can get
I have grown weary of people/companies “solving” technology problems I did not actually have … and leaving me with tech problems in the wake of their “making things better”.
We may need to revisit their rebooted definition of the word “better”.
I have decide I really love the touch ID on my iphone. Why can’t the ipad have the same thing?
It certainly makes purchasing easier.as for you question, I suspect the next iPad will have it.
You’d think this year’s would have it since it came out around the same time as the phone. But, oh no…
I guess I’ll miss it for a bit since I have no intention of getting a new ipad next year.
I keep getting newsletters from Bromley, this puzzles me.
I don’t live anywhere near Bromley.
SPAM SPAM SPAM N SPAM!
Perhaps Bromley is trying to recruit you.
Well, baked beans are off, you know.
Jssus Team Canada…
Did they turn your TV into wine?
No but theyre gonna turn ice into gold again.
I already put dibs on them for the Deadpan Olypic Pool. So they’re mine, all mine I say
In that case, enjoy your silver!
T Cat and I are buying competing olympic hockey jerseys
I’ve been sprinkled!
I’m not going to ask.
The mailman brought a late Christmas card. It was covered in sparkles
When did Arby’s start selling onion rings? In Canada anyway. This is new. I know were hubby and I are having lunch on Sunday.
Jack and the other music enthusiasts may appreciate this:
I remember those guys.
Is it possible The Onion was even funnier in 1999?
Classic. Simply classic
New Humble bundle looks cool.
wait, why didn’t I get the Humble Bundle email?
To the moon was such a heart string pulling game.
I”my going to buy this one, some good games on there.
It wouldn’t connect to my Steam account. Kept wanting me to sign in via Steam Germany or some such play. Ended up just downloading the Humble Bundle. meh
New way of claiming STEAM keys. I had to login through my browser and enter a code sent to me by email.
Think I’ll play ‘To the Moon’ first.
CP: Seether — Veruca Salt
3:16 of awesomeness :D
Can’t fight the squeaker.
For you Android users with creaky bones:
CP: Meet me at the Corner – Lindisfarne
Closer and closer to irrelevance. Please, come soon.
On a similar theme:
Minnesota, Michigan, Calgary. Basically anywhere in Northern US or all of Canada *shrug*
That means pretty much anything north of Dallas, by my reckoning.
I admit I skimmed and skipped, but there are some real nuggets of wisdom and insight here from a career music deep geeker.
Hubby saw my FaceBook page today. He says I have strange friends.
CD: Kraken and eggnog.
Please sir, I think Ill have some more
Ich tut dir weh
So, I intend to post a Survey Monkey page this week to gauge interest in Deadpan Olympic hockey – – Who’s interested (and not going to flake!), the stakes, the prize(s)(?), the eligible teams, etc.
I’m open to suggestions now, though.
He shoots. He scores. No, he missed the MF net!
I’m in! Sign me up for the Czechs!
Assign me any team left over.
Canada all the way baby!
Ill keep YOU in Czech!
I’ll form the head.
I mean, Ill take mother Russia.
Well she’s a big girl that Mother Russia
Today is brought to you by vertigo and nausea.
Hopefully it will clear up before work.
EssBee does Dallas. Will anyone still watch these sequels? At least it’s warmer there . . . wait, I prefer the cold.
Well you know what they say about sequels.
Sometimes theyre better than their predecessor?
Pixie’s day is brought to you by pain, stiffness, fatigue and nausea. Here’s hoping it clears up in time for work. (T-minus 22 minutes til work)
You should go to a hospital.
… oh, … right.
I may need to get one of these for the guest washroom.
I suppose a link would help
You know, I never wanted a supervisory position. I hate telling people they didn’t get the job. It makes me sad to see them sad. So how come I got the task of doing this for our audio books?
Clearly, you need to get a minion to do these things for you.
Now wait just a minion..
CP: Eulogy — Tool
You claimed all this time that you would die for me…
He had a lot to say.
CP: Bohemian Polka — Weird Al
This article is NOT NW;DR.
The act of skimming through an on-line post to clear them off your to do list – “Waltzing by TlDr”
Radiohead depresses me.
… and yet I just can’t quit them.
They’re so fuckin’ special.
It was tough, but I did manage to quite Rodeohead.
Ah nothing makes you feel like an old crock than reading an ebook about WW2 whilst sitting opposite two lasses doing their makeup in preparation for a night on the town.
“Why We Fought”
The worst part is that, apparently, you can’t even get girls to notice you are there even when you are sitting in their dressing room at the dormatory. Ouch!
Have you tried telling them a crap joke?
Would you be too disappointed if I told you I was on a bus?
Is that the crap joke?
You get a gold star.
Find the dark spot:
Stay consistent, Avs.
Smooth operator. Smooooooth… operator.
You’ve been struck by a smooth criminal
I hope David Bowie and Elvis (not Costello) enjoyed their birthdays today.
34. But that doesn’t mean all of those I did I would put on my bucket list, or even particularly enjoyed.
44. But I agree with The Bunny
Agreed. Who comes up with these lists.
25 :( Not a big animal lover.
You guys were firing on all cylinders there yesterday. Very nice.
I have to confess on Sunday, as me and my sister took her dog Lola out for a walk I checked the compass on my phone.
She did take a dump in a roughly n/s direction.
I’ll get my coat.
It is a morning, Pan
Just an FYI, reviewing French translation contracts is not my idea of a good time.
Royal with cheese
Well it was warm and thick, but the Pea and Ham cup a soup was not as nice as the Cream of Vegetable.
CP: My Big Mouth — Oasis
Ugh. Meatings. (sic)
At an abattoir today?
Life goes on.
Rhettro stays at home and does his pretty face.
Life goes on, bra.
… but does it have to be underwire ?
Dammit JJ! Beat me to it
CW: Intelligence E1
It’s not wowing me so far.
I haven’t watched it yet, but from the promos, it looks like a “serious” version of Chuck.
Hmmm. “Serious” version of Chuck seems like it would = been done to death.
Maybe the Chinese lass will spice things up.
Yeah, if that’s the case, I’m not interested.
Not interested in a spicey Chinese lass or a serioused upChuck?
Nope. Part of the charm of Chuck was it’s blend of humor and seriousness. Making the show just a spy show doesn’t sound appealing to me. And the other part? Ming Na. *swoon*. :D
Say, the wikipedia (who would never lie) lists two appearances on Mr Rogers Neighborhood to Ming Na’s TV credits.
For that she gets extra bonus points. That’s some serious make-believe street cred!
Super Stickman Golf 2 goes free for a while:
Let’s not talk about my motive for clicking the link. Just watch the vid. Neat stuff.
I see… a couple of motives
Thats the breast answer
Colonel Sanders would have been proud.
You guys are the breastest. ;)
Is the pool filled with a secret blend of herbs and spices?
Well it’s not Dr Pepper
“Well it’s not Dr Pepper”
Can that be our new catch-phrase ?
Deadpan: Well it’s not Dr. Pepper.
Nah, I prefer:
Deadpan: You guys are the breastest.
Deadpan: Let’s not talk about my motive for clicking the link.
“Let’s not talk about my motive for clicking the link.”
“Well it’s not Dr. Pepper”.
fyi for those that use daily motion
CP: Let It Ride — BTO
I caught the joke. I just didn’t know what to do with after that.
A rare occurrence for me: I came across a link that made me think of the Deadpan.
I’m not sure if I should be offended or not!
I like the labels some people put on the picture. “ice”
So, are EssBee and Lo Pan going to find a nice pool we can take over and fill with corn starch for the Mmmmeetup?
Right now, I think we’re waiting to see what dates work best for Van since he has the farthest to go.
Well the vertigo seems to be easing this morning.
Here are the way some movies really ended.
I really, really hate websites with information spread needlessly over several pages.
..and I’m just as guilty posting links myself, but grrrr!
I think we need to find some honey for this grumpy bear, STAT!
A bear…. in tighty whiteys…. back to bed.
Sort through 2013 paperwork to see what I actually need to keep
Audio book edits
Pick up alcohol for company that’s coming over tomorrow
Yup, exciting as ever.
Say…. way to go barnacle!
Makes one wonder about Barnacle Bill the Sailor.
Can zarf be a verb too?
I am so set for my next Mad Libs session.
My toes are cold. I think I should put some socks on.
It’s early still.
Time to shred!
My shredder died an unfortunate death when somebody dropped something heavy on it over Xmas.
It wasn’t made by ACME…
Well no what is Krang to do????
Knock it off or I’ll sick the F.O.O.T on you
There, items one and three can be crossed off my list. Now I’m going to do a bit of item two before I head out for the others.
I’m off to crush dreams.
Gawd there are a lot of shit book covers out there.
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SP: Chemical Brothers – Setting Sun.
It’s hard to believe that for about 6 months in the 90s, this was mainstream pop.
Yeah that was an odd time. A time when the Green Days and Rancid’s of the world had to look up at the Crystal Method’s and Orbital’s of the world.
Setting Sun is a great song tho.
– all those damn “‘” I used wrong there
Dont you mean -1?
Ill get my parka.
I was scoring in Kelvin.
Leave him out of this…
*Hands Vanamonde his “Bose–Einstein” headphones*
Hi Def sound via our patented wormhole technology..
Those crazy Japanese:
Kore wa watashi no meishi desu!
Goddammit I love you
I really wanted to crush dreams today but oh my God, kids these days. They were really well spoken, eager, very pleasant. My one interview on Tuesday really has her work cut out for her if she wants to beat the two I did today.
If they were all that… how can they cant be “kids these days”. Ive seen kids these days…
Get off my yard.
WTF did I just write? Jesus, go to bed, gramps. Youre grumpy and not making sense.
And leave my Gran Torino alone.
That’s enough, A Day To Remember
I should specify – “That’s enough” is not a song by A Day to Remember, but rather me telling them to just stop.
Went the day well
Joy Formidable – Maw Maw Song
This is cool. 100 years of fashion in 100 seconds
Pizza a beer for supper tonight. Can it get any better?
Ah licky boom boom etc
12 Inches of NO
What do you mean, “It’s *not* DiGiorno?!”
/shakes fist at post office service.
Two guys were in a bar, and they were both watching the television when the news came on. It showed a guy on a bridge who was about to jump, obviously suicidal. “I’ll bet you $10 he’ll jump,” said the first guy. “Bet you $10 he won’t,” said the second guy. Then, the guy on the television closed his eyes and threw himself off the bridge. The second guy hands the first guy the money. “I can’t take your money,” said the first guy. “I cheated you. The same story was on the five o’clock news.” “No, no. Take it,” said the second guy. “I saw the five o’clock news too. I just didn’t think the guy was dumb enough to jump again!”
I want to see t his movie!
Many of us have been waiting years for this. I’m glad it might finally be released. :D
Peter Dinklage + LARP = win.
Finished “The Last of Us” this morning. Great game.
Stupid Playstation only games.
Tonight we continue our journey to find the evil sorceress. I’m wearing my new shirt, given to me by my Secret Santa, for the adventure. If the dice rolls are against me I’m going to blame Jack.
I’m working this morning. Why? Not because I have to. Not because I need to catch up on anything. Just because I’m at my desk and I saw some work related papers on it from yesterday.
*shakes head* I really need to rethink my priorities.
Jean Michel! That’s some hair for an old guy.
Im just a boy with a cool haircut…
He looks the same as he did in the 80s. Impressive.
PMJ does it again. Their year in review mashup is great
Gunpowder Day – no surprise there, really.
National Pecan Pie Day! I’m good with that
Hubby is National Roast Suckling Pig Day. I admit, that is a little strange.
My Boo is National Purification Day
Our other daughter is National Hamburger Day.
National Beheading Day… Well, I guess that’s better than National Bedhead Day.
National Frozen Food Day
Just one day off from Multiple Personalities Day
Lumpy rug day.
Rather appropriate with the spooky rug I have that moves all by itself..
Under “what the hell is with the weather these days,” it’s raining. Hard.
Hubby says, “you’d think we were out at see with the windows suddenly covered in water”
For those not in the know, PIV = Penis In Vagina
I should read twitter less
SO that would make POV….
Sad for that person.
We are currently trudging through the desert, making our pet ogre drag a raft full of water behind us.
Nice bounce back, Avs.
Every time I hear it I’m amazed how great Wye Oak’s cover of “Mother” is.
I hope she never gets punched out by a giant punk.
“Mother, should I build the wall?”
Vertigo still kicking my ass, but here’s some Star Wars goodness :
Two Princess Leias!!
Reading Genesis literally:
A post where it’s worth reading the comments section.
Palpatine voice by Mark Hammill
Makes me nostalgic… for when I had that kind of time.
Hubby is away on a play date. There is a movie on the Space channel called Bigfoot. Guess what’s coming up!
Ack! Ack! Ack!
Danny partridge is in this movie.
He’s already acting like a bird brain
Pria forgot to call the press
Greg Brady is Danny Partridge’s nemesis. Are they crossing the streams?
And DJ Johnny Fever is the cop. He wants his deputies to rough up the tree huggers
Them’s fighting words
Holy crap. Who knew big foot was so… Evil?
This Bigfoot looks like King Kong’s cousin
Bigfoot seems to be a leg man
Oh no, the forest burnt down
Harvey Handerson is going to meet Bigfoot soon
The guy playing the fire chief is an amazing actor
Bigfoot thinks he should have stopped to get directions
What the hell is he flying?
Johnny Fever has issues
Peter Pan never harmed anybody, unless they deserved it.
Commercial time! Damn regular tv.
Today is the big day
I’m Simon Quinn. My fans will come
I don’t understand this girl cop’s subplot
Nobody wants Greg Brady to play an environmental song
Alice Cooper looks old
For an old man, Mike Brady has a lot of hot nubile fans
Bigfoot doesn’t like mic feedback
They gave Alice Cooper a cardboard snake because the couldn’t get him a real one
This woman has really got to go
Seriously, oh did something that big manage to hide in the bushes do North Dakota for so long?
Alice Cooper has a new job, as a football
Oops. Another commercial
I hope you are all discressed. The channel keeps telling me viewer discretion is advised
Strap on whatever you think is appropriate, we’re going Bigfoot hunting
Everyone’s a victim, even Bigfoot
If we respect Bigfoot, he’ll respect us
The nonprofit The Bigfoot Alliance was set up really fast
The Jane Goodall of Bigfoot?
Time to send in the stupid hunter
There’s whitewater down there
Row, row, row!
Bigfoot seems a real fan of kicking things
Boy, I bet he’s glad he didn’t get in the raft. Or not
Today’s double entendre commercial
Sometimes a foot-long is too much, but six inches isn’t enough. Introducing the nine inch… Sub, by Quiznos
Don’t count it, it’s enough
Seriously, why are all his followers young college age girls?
Bigfoot death mobile?
Elephant tranquilizers, that’ll work
Time to reminisce. Yawn
That was a depressing story
I don’t see anything? Really. The frikken thing is taller than the trees
Bigfoot like to squish things with his big feet
Stealing the trnaqs
They found Bigfoot tracks
It’s so smooth
He collects dead people
It’s all in the field manual? There’s a manual for hunting Bigfoot?
The helicopters aren’t working
Time for a drink
Your breath stinks. Good comeback
I slept with your mama
Back to the caves!
Form a human chain around the body
His little flyer is distracting Bigfoot
Everybody’s shooting but it’s no use
Time to regroup
Everybody is heading back to the cave
That bought that story?
They are such lousy shots, they keep missing the giant ass creature and heat each other instead
Now they’re telling people to evacuate?
Bigfoot is just too strong fot those puny helicopters
The monkey is climbing Mount Rushmore
A new euphemism. I played ball in the house
Aw, they have a connection
They need new stone utters for Mount Rushmore
And it’s over.
The movie was pretty much what I expected
CW: First two episodes of Helix
A bad guy without an English accent, woot!
Grains of salt, free of charge.
Get off my Bantha!
I choose to take this the disgusting way
On the Star Wars theme, my sister reminded me today of a little bit of childhood selfishness.
Star Wars was playing at the local flea pit (the now sadly gone Crown), the queues were vast and me and sister were in different places in the queue. I just managed to scrape in as they place was full, sister had to wait for the next performance (about three hours)…..
Was this your first screening?
More awesome Star Wars geeking:
Reminds me of my friend Sterling shooting a backyard Hoth scene with his minatures a few winters back.
Yup, must have been 1977.
1978 according to this:
The comments alone trying to explain are worth it.
Create & send out monthly newsletter
Review french translation contract
Audio book editing
Take out garbage and change kitty litter
crush hopes and dreams.
I don’t think I’ll have time to do all of this but I’m going to try.
Back home, back home, yippee.
EssBee’s a Yipee.
I knew it!
A New York man was forced to take a day off from work to appear for a minor traffic summons. He grew increasingly restless as he waited hour after endless hour for his case to be heard.When his name was called late in the afternoon, he stood before the judge, only to hear that court would be adjourned for the next day and he would have to return the next day.”What for?” he snapped at the judge.His honor, equally irked by a tedious day and sharp query roared, “Twenty dollars contempt of court. That’s why!”Then, noticing the man checking his wallet, the judge relented. “That’s all right. You don’t have to pay now.”The young man replied, “I’m just seeing if I have enough for two more words.”
Gee, another snow squall. Isn’t life fun.
Don’t know if anybody saw ‘The Champions’:
and there is this –
“They are part of a group called Exploration who have travelled for 24 hours in a cramped army truck to get to this forest near St Petersburg. Conditions are basic – they camp in the woods – and some days they have to wade waist-deep through mud to find the bodies of the fallen. The work can be dangerous, too. Soldiers are regularly discovered with their grenades still in their backpacks and artillery shells can be seen sticking out of the trees. Diggers from other groups elsewhere in Russia have lost their lives.”
One the one hand: Good riddance to bad rubbish.
On the other hand: Lots of quality time spent roaming the aisles in those places.
When hubby was studying for his masters he worked part time at Roger’s Video, the Canadian version of Block Buster’s. They don’t exist any more either.
I can still recall the rush I felt when I walked into my very first video rental store. They even rented VHS players (and betamax machines!).
Oh, the possibilities!
The chance to watch the films YOU wanted to see with the people YOU chose to sit with in the comfort of your own place!!! It was such a bold new world.
Video rental stores were also a bold new world because actually buying VHSs at the time was priced way out of most people’s leagues.
Decided that there is just too much snow coming down to travel to the other end of the city. Will have to hold off crushing dreams (audio narrator interview) until another day.
Fight the power.
Baristas Gonna Work it Out
I prefer Cafe Nero over here, the hot chocolate tastes better.
$4.99 Coffee is a joke in yo town.
It takes a nation of Starbucks to hold us back.
Starbucks is starting to take over Canada. However, I have my doubts they will overtake Tim Horton’s in the coffee biz here.
Too black… too strong… too black… too strong… too black… too strong… too black… too strong…
I could do this all day
I will be in DC most of next week. I’ll have to see if I can find any of these cards.
I saw this link when I followed Jack’s post.
It is “up”, and so I share.
I love Upworthy.
If only that always happened! neat.
My 2:30 interview hasn’t answered my email. I don’t have a phone number for them. I hope they won’t feel too bad if they show up and I don’t. It’s just snowing much too hard right now for me to want to drive to the other side of the city.
I am headed to an Orthopedic Surgeon in about an hour. Wish me luck! The guess seems to be that I have a cyst behind my knee that will be a quick needle job.
I’ve missed hanging out here! Things seem to be a bit more settled, so I’m baaack.
(For the being back … not so much for the cyst)
The cyst might be YEA! too if it’s a quick fix and feels better after Dr. intervention!
Who has two thumbs and misses justaJOe?
Best of luck. Hope Dr. intervention treats you well.
He’s the one that makes you feel all right.
..and if Facebook is to be believed, it’s Jack’s birthday.
Thanks, Van! It’s actually tomorrow (the 14th). Let’s not rush things.
One more day before you are older than you have ever been.
There’s Van with his warnings from the future again. Maybe someday we’ll have the wisdom to listen and heed his prophecies.
Well past midnight here, so I’m in the 14th, see above.
CW: Shameless S4E1
If the only way to imbibe alcohol was through my backside I would seriously consider quitting.
Such a great show.
Hubby is talking to a spider that was on the window. He says it’s a death sentence to take the spider outside. Especially since it’s a blizzard out there. I was ok with that. He is currently relocating it to the guest washroom. I told him, if we get guests, it will be his job to clean that washroom. He seems ok with that.
The spider whisperer
I’m sure the link for the Season 4 promo of Game of Thrones is already on this page, isn’t it?
I think you may be safe to post.
We watched it last night, but failed to post the link. (sorry)
By the time they’re done with this show, Bran is going to be old enough to play Grand Maester Pycelle.
We also watched the first Sherlock, which turned out to be a pleasant surprise. The story was ass, but the characters and actors made for a fun show.
Historic, iconic, deeply-revered, eccentric super-genius title character with an everyman companion
Great performances and characterization outweigh wonky plot twists
Are we talking Doctor Who or Sherlock?
Are we talking Sherlock and Watson or Bilbo and Smaug?
Have a great m-er f-ing birthday Jack.
Jack! Here hoping you have a super, duper, extraordinarilyishous birthday!!!!
Thanks for sharing another trip around the sun with us.
Watched American Hustle last night
Van, you and I have different ideas on what “all the JL flesh” means. Heh.
Amy Adams be the one showin her sass.
Not the amount I expected.
I was talking about AA.
Can “a” cups be floppy?
That’s a very deep question for a Tuesday.
I have no problem researching that question
I look forward to reading your thesis.
I’ll wait and take a look at the Power Points.
A bit bit harsh, it was only the previews:
What a fucking shit head.
The gunman… not the texter
All kinds of wrong here.
A few thought s from my list.
Many people’s “device” habits lack any common courtesy. It’s only a mater of time before rude/insensitive meets belligerent/insane.
Texting a 3 year old? Really?
Death sentence for public rudeness?
Man takes a GUN to a war movie. Extreme old guy paranoia or was he looking for a an opportunity to kill?
I ordered new boots for a costume I’m working on almost two weeks ago. WHERE ARE MY BOOTS!
Today I decided not to crush dreams. I hired two narrators for our books.
No, I can’t take it. No, I can’t take it.
HOW IS this…possible… why… when…who?
I hate this so much I may actually love it (hence the title of the article I suppose)
This is hysterically, awesomely bad.
Where is ASH when we need her?
Does anyone remember MTV’s “Celebrity Deathmatch”?
This would have been a good one.
I just booked another flight to Dallas. Is it good or bad that the flight crew knows me?
WTF Ess?!?!?!?!?! Why you gotta go away so much :(
Come on! I’m running out of Dallas jokes, Ess.
How many more flights before they let you fly the plane?
“You ever been in a cockpit before?”
Dirty Harry Reference FTW!
Or maybe not, bloody Swiss cheese memory.
Whlep…. if youre gonna replace Kim, do it right.
CW: True Detective E1
I’m looking forward to that one.
I enjoyed it, quirky enough to keep you interested.
Knee update: probable meniscus tear & cyst. I go for a MRI Thursday morning. My armpits already ache from the crutches in my future.
Fuck upon boo :(
Be better EssBee
*hugs* and ugh. :-/
From the “I miss this/dont miss this” music vault:
If you like GOOD stand up comedy and you have Netflix, I HIGHLY reccomend Mike Birbiglia’s special “My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend”. Hi-larious, touching, depresssing, uplifting.
I also recommend spelling “recommend” correctly
Perish the thought
I’ve heard that bit, which is damn funny.
CW: latest sleepy hollow.
The writers have taken a leaf out of a certain Denzel Washington film.
Uh oh… does it rhyme with “Ballin”?
Time is on my side.
Does that rhyme with ballin?
Do you guys remember when Bunny read the contents of her email spam? THAT was funny.
Here’s a subject line from mine:
Browse Profiles of Local Jewish Singles at JDate
Ponytail babe plays with a corn-like dildo
You wish, sassafrass
A bit knobbly for my tastes.
I hate it when I forget to hit the “post comment” button before I leave for work in the morning.
Well, what were you going to say, man?
Alas, by the time I returned, the moment of it’s utility had long past.
Couldn’t get through the premiere episode of Helix. I thought it was pretty bad.
WTF are you talking about? I LOVED it! The depth, the character development, the wonderful dichotomy of…of…
…I have no idea what Helix is.
Think of that X-Files episode with the worms in the ice and the research station.
Oh I liked that episode. It was goofy good.
Happy birthday, Jack!
Excellent 2 point earned by a depleted Avs team in Chicago tonite. Varley with 46 saves. Jeebus.
Gads I need to see this again
I like Agents of SHIELD.
I find it fun. Mostly mindless. Occasionally clever.
Is it the best thing Joss has ever done? No.
It is, however, the thing he IS currently doing.
I think the problem is that JW has done better in the past.
But yeah it’s fun.
We’re still enjoying it as well, though I am fearful where this latest episodes revelation about Skye is going to take us.
Happy Birthday, Jack Mangan!
I love ya, baby!
CW: Almost Human E8
Homing bullets, how Dredd like.
Gene Simmons chuckles and sticks his tongue out at you…
Although to be fair I wouldn’t put it past them to ripoff films (they did it with Star Wars in a Dan Dare strip).
Maybe I have the wrong shaped head but I found it uncontrollable:
We watched the US Getting On – truly great show. Van, we also checked out E1 of True Detective last night. It was interesting!