325 thoughts on “Unner 84

  1. ditto, quick:

    1.get here somehow march 17th.
    2.we pick up EssBee
    3.we go the The Joy Formidable show
    4.you crash at my place
    5.you return the next day.

    Ill even buy your ticket ;). Plan! Great! Do it!

  2. Sitting in Starbucks, overhearing the conversation of two young students.

    One was explaining the pop cultural reference of ‘I find your lack of faith disturbing’ to the clueless other one.

    Both were female….

  3. Think I found something else to do on Thursday when I have the rental car. South Mountain Park is only about a 25 minute drive from my hotel.

    “From the park’s main entrance, you can drive up the Summit Road 5.5 miles to Dobbins Lookout and spectacular valleywide views or you can continue to the Gila Lookout for a view of the Gila River Valley.”

  4. We actually have this special collector’s edition of Blade Runner. It is a small briefcase with a bunch of cool stuff like a little metal origami unicorn, pictures, a 3d thingie as well as 5 dvd’s with three or four versions of the movie as well as extras

    • I don’t have the ultimate collection, but I do have the discs only version on Blu-Ray and HD-DVD. Plus I have a bootleg laserdisc rip of the Centurion release of the Theatrical Version. I’m going to rewatch the Theatrical Version and then the Final Cut later next week.

    • I want to hear about all of that when you talk with Van!

      I’m not sure how I feel about the PBP. I’d love to see one, but maybe not this week… Can you do the PBP offline, and we’ll post it with next week’s episode?

  5. I think we should stick to the “Bladerutger” for the upcoming Palooza, but I couldn’t help but think of some alternates.

    “We not Replicants, we’re RepliCans!”


    “That’s no Owl”

    “There are no I’s in Father”

  6. Panneypeople. I am in Phoenix this week and things are looking good for a micro meetup at Fate Brewery Friday night around 10pm. I know that’s late, but I will be working until around 9:30. If anyone can’t make it then and still wants to get together, let me know and we’ll see if we can figure something out.

  7. Well, if it makes you feel better, I thought I had the “Final Cut”. I bought the 5 disc blu-ray set a few years ago (not the uber collector suitcase version). It’s supposed to have the Final Cut, Original US Release, Original international release, The directors abomination..er, cut, and also a copy of the “work print”.

    The work print and final cut each had their own discs. I watched the final cut when I got it and remembered being quite unimpressed with the quality.

    I went to watch it again for the palooza, an noticed that it was not giving me the lossless sound that it should have. After some sleuthing, I discovered that I was one of the unfortunate souls whose “Final Cut” disc actually contained the same work print as the work print disc.

    So, I watched my prefered US Theatrical version instead. Though, I need to apparently call someone deep in the bowels of Warner Bros so they can send me a replacement disc.

  8. Re – “There may be other means. *cough*”

    Um … can any one recommend (via Tinyurl) a reputable, disreputable “other means”?

    “The Man”© has me believing that anything I acquire through other means is actually a trap, laden with viruses and spyware.

  9. Had a great time with CJ and Lost Ralph eating mexican food and hanging out at the Old World Brewery. Fantastic people both. Thanks so much.

  10. Netflix has a “Blade Runner: Theatrical & Director’s Cut” disc, and a Final Cut disc. I plan on watching them one after the other, and comparing them. :happy:

    Mass quantities of snow are coming to Omaha starting at about 8:00 AM tomorrow and lasting through Friday. I’m prepared.

    Good night, slush.

  11. Your crap joke for the day:

    Well Wally gets home late one night and Linda, his wife, says “Where the hell have you been?” Wally replies “I was out getting a tattoo!”

    “A tattoo”? She frowned. “What kind of tattoo did you get?”

    “I got a hundred dollar bill on my privates” he said proudly.

    “What the hell were you thinking”? She said, shaking her head in disgust. “Why on earth would a Chartered Accountant get a hundred dollar bill tattooed on his privates?”

    “Well, one, I like to watch my money grow. Two, once in a while I like to play with my money. Three, I like how money feels in my hand. And, lastly, instead of you going out shopping, you can stay right here at home and blow a hundred bucks anytime you want.”

  12. I’m going to purchase my airline ticket today. Before I do, I have a question. Is US Airways a good airline? I usually fly West Jet as they have amazing customer service but they seemed to have stopped their evening flights to Calgary from AZ and I’d have to take a 1pm flight home if I use them. I’m thinking of flying to Arizona via WestJet and taking the 7:30 US Airways flight home. (For some reason, this is actually $20 cheaper than flying round trip on either airline).

    Please let me know if I’m going to regret flying US Airways before I book

  13. I think I just hit a circle of life moment. Waaaaayyyy back when I was first on FaceBook I started the Fans of Deadpan FB Page. I dropped from FaceBook a few years ago. I’m now back on FB because I need to be for work and Cj just made me an administrator of the JMDP FaceBook page. It’s funny how life works

  14. Bunny, US Air sucks, but pretty much rules the world of flying in Phoenix. (I’m flying Frontier, but am close and have access to that small airline.)

  15. Ok. Talking about a work around with hubby. It turns out a flight on WestJet, my preferred airline, is less if I stay one extra day. Did the calculation and the difference is pretty close to the cost of a hotel for one night. May do that and hit the 10am flight on Tuesday.

    Will keep you updated.

  16. No Southwest to Calgary. Once Hubby is out of his meeting, we’ll come up with something. Honestly it’s just my thing. Van, Ditto, Mrs. Ditto, and I all had flights leaving at the same time on Monday so we sort of hung out together until dinner time. It would be nice to do the same again and, since WestJet changed their flight schedule, I have to work around that.

    A 10:30AM flight would mean I’d have to be at the airport by 8:30 to fly internationally so I have to work around that.

  17. Jack, Bunny: I <3 Southwest. One of the ways they keep prices low is by not participating in airfare-aggregating websites – you have to buy through their site. But hey, there is a savings, and drinks and bags are free!

    Bunny: Mind if I crash the Monday afternoon/evening party? I have that half of the week off of work anyway, so I can afford to stay in Phoenix a little longer. :smile:

  18. Amy, we didn’t really party last year. Ditto, Van, and I had planes leaving at around the same time so we just hung out together, had lunch, and went to a mall with an aquarium. It wasn’t overly exciting. However, in answer to your question, ditto has been a little hit and miss lately on both the boards and email. (I’m hoping he’s just busy) so I don’t know what his flight schedule will be. Otherwise, I don’t see why not if others don’t have an issue.

  19. Crap joke for the day:

    A man decides to have a face-lift for his birthday. He spends $5,000 and feels really good about the results. On his way home, he stops at a newsstand and buys a paper. Before leaving, he says to the sales clerk, “I hope you don’t mind me asking, but how old do you think I am?” “About 35,” was the reply. “I’m actually 47,” the man says, feeling really happy. After that, he goes into McDonalds for lunch and asks the clerk the same question. The reply is, “Oh, you look about 29”. “I am actually 47.” Later, while standing at a bus stop, he asks an old woman the same question. She replies, “I am 85 years old, and my eyesight is going. But when I was young, there was a sure way of telling a man’s age. If I put my hand down your pants and play with your balls for 10 minutes, I will be able to tell you your exact age.” As there was no one around, the man thinks, What the hell and lets her slip her hand down his pants. Ten minutes later, the old lady says, “Okay, it’s done. You are 47.” Stunned, the man says, “That was brilliant. How did you do that?” The old lady replies, “I was behind you at McDonalds….

  20. Well, after another 2 hours, the driveway is totally clear, though I’ve fucked up my knee. Hopefully it will be good enough for travel on Sunday since I need to head out to the main office for work.

  21. Still need to make sure travel is okay with the family, but looking like airfare will be reasonable, and I will need transport/lodging. AllegiantAir flies in on Thursday and out on Monday, not a lot of options. Oh, and it is an odd airport so I need to figure out a ride to/from St. Cloud on this end…

  22. Had a great evening with :Jack: and Desert Pixie. Now I just need to stay awake until 3:30am to catch a taxi to my last set of testing at the airport. Then I’ll probably sleep until noon or so.

  23. I now have 20 beers to take back. I will have to drink some of the bigger ones tomorrow or my suitcase will exceed the 50lb limit. Oh the humanity.

    • STREET TACOS Seared beef tenderloin, diced cucumbers, topped with avocado and Cotija cheese and a drizzle of chipotle cream sauce.

      So, they are tacos made by hippie?

  24. At Rula Bula with a coworker. 4th bar tonight. And I was drinking before we hit the bars. My stomach is a roiling pit of acid right now. A tums, a tums, my kingdom for a tums.

      • Mill Ave was great. We started at Gordon Biersh, moved on to Macayo’s Depot Canteena where we had “street tacos” for dinner and where I learned that “street” in Phoenix apparently means “tiny-ass-little-thing”. We then moved on to the Loco Patron grill where a 52 year old woman hit on my 28 year old co-worker. He’ll never live that one down. Especially when I tell everyone at work ALL about it. Finally wound up at Rula Bula where I had the stomach problems and decided to call it a night. It was only 9:30. I’m getting to old for this shit.

  25. Bunny: OK, thanks! (re: hanging out on Monday at the MMMMMeetup)

    Usedhair: I love Rula Bula! Glad you had fun. Feel better!

    It’s 2:20. I have 3 hours and 40 minutes to make lasagna, pie, and cake before Oscar coverage starts on TV. (The pie and cake are more of my food-based fan-art for one of my favorite movies of the past year, Wreck-It Ralph. I will post pictures, if I remember to.)

  26. I have been standing up for about four hours. My feet are tired. But I have lasagna, mini-pies, and cake (which is currently cooling, waiting to be frosted). My first picture is on Facebook already, and more are to come. :smile:

  27. Back from Arizona. My suitcase was 13 lbs over weight and I had to do quite a bit of shuffling to get that weight to my backpack. Guess I need to start toning down the number of beers I take back from trips. 19 was a bit much.

  28. A pious man explained to his followers ¨It is evil to take lives and noble to save them.
    Each day, I pledge to save a hundred lives. I drop my net in the lake and scoop out 100
    Fishes. I place the fishes on the bank, where they flop and twirl. ¨Don´t be scared, I tell those fishes. Ï am saving you from drowning.¨
    Soon enough the fish grow calm and lie still. Yet, sad to say, I am always too late. The fishes expire. And because it is evil to waste anything, I take those dead fish to market and I sell them for a good price. With the money I receive, I buy more nets so I can save more fish.

  29. Has anyone read the novel, Silver Linings Playbook?

    Or the novel, Gone Girl?

    Im looking for a book to read– Jack, pull your mouth from up off the floor.

    Thanks, All.

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