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A comment by Desert Pixie reminded me of this:
Blew. My iPad doesn’t want me to look at this. Will check it out in half an hour or do when I’m on my computer
Blew? Blew? What the heck is blew? I said bleh
Well I’m not sure it’s worth the much effort.
Well, at least not a pig on his head.
Isn’t that worth 2 in the bush?
If today’s Tuesday, this must be Deadpan
CW: Walking Dead
I’m pretty bored — they need to move on past the soap opera stuff.
Speaking of…. I need to get you back some books. And I need me some more books…jive?
Good morning, beautiful people!
Good morning, lovely EssBee
:blush: good morning Ess Bee
I didn’t do unshow notes today. Bwa ha ha ha ha! :devil:
CP: Jolene– Mindy Smith
Interesting article I read: the writer commented on why he felt Jar Jar Binks should not be held accountable for the crapfest that is Star Wars Ep.1.
This newly revealed fact in which he bases his opinion is: The Matrix opened approximately six weeks prior to Star Wars I & the special effects of the Matrix just blew our minds and, therefore, the child-like simplicity of Phantom Menace was just, … Well, laughable.
I, personally still blame Jar Jar.
So what I’m getting is, don’t blame Jar Jar, just blame the entire movie in general? Much better.
Besides, the special effects in Star Wars I were amazing. That means squat if the story doesn’t match.
Exactly. Have you guys seen the YouTube video of the guy that has “rewritten” episode I? His suggestions are excellent.
The FX had nothing to do with the suckage that was Jar Jar.
Thinking that it IS all about the special FX IS what makes Jar Jar and that film a suckfest.
Lucas was a “technical Innovator” first and foremost. He was a filmmaker 2nd or maybe even 3rd.
He cared far less about script, acting and actual film making then he did about the visual fx.
The last few Star War products were just vehicles for his visuals.
I only partly agree with you. Lucas is also a Joseph Campbell zealot, which is why he tried to cram so many of the heroic myth elements into Ep I. Unfortunately, Lucas did this in a checklist manner instead of properly incorporating these elements into the story.
This assumes you think Ep 1 is a “crapfest” to begin with. I dont. In fact I took my son to see it yesterday for his first Star Wars on the big screen experience. He, of course, loved it. I hadnt seen it for a good 6 years so I had all that time to soak in all the fanboy hatred. What I found watching it again was that the bad parts werent as bad as I remember and the good parts (save for the end saber duel) werent as good as I remembered. It ended up being just a mediocre film. Not bad, not great…just there.
The real tragedy ultimately of the prequels is in seeing how goddamn great The Clone Wars cartoon has become. This is in no small part do to the voice acting and character development they have given Anakin. Hes actually LIKABLE. He’s funny, an asshole, cares too much, gives into the moment too much… all the traits youd expect from a guy who will lose his way one day. He’s actually one on my favorite characters on the show which makes Hayden’s portrayal on the big screen that much more disappointing.
*falls off soapbox*
^Agree with the agreed.
GAWD. This is why I *loathe* foursquare.
I *don’t* want to know. I don’t want *other* people to know.
Looks like I’m Mayor of my condom. Glad I showed up enough to kick that other guy off the list.
There were a lot elements in the prequels I did enjoy, but Lucas dropped the ball on dialog. At some point I will watch “The Phantom Edit.”
The funny thing is that when Ep II was released to IMAX, they had to trim the running length. This resulted in a much better movie since a lot of the stilted, unbelievable dialog was edited out.
I agree that there are good elements in the prequels. Overall, however, they get washed out by the bad.
Empire is still, by far, my favorite of all the movies.
But! This is the sane guy who brought us great characterization in American Graffiti and the first trilogy. Somehow after making these great movies, he came to think it was the special FX that audiences loved.
James Cameron seemed to think the same thing when making Avatar, as if we’d cared more about his impressive sinking model boat than we did about Jack and Rose.
Don’t ever let go, Jack!
“Never gonna give you up”
Rick Astley! Did Rhettro just go there?!
I haven’t been to many places, but “there” is like a second home for me.
Autocorrect will be downfall of our species.
So will Natasha Henstridge
Walked ten klicks today, think I’ve earned my cup of tea and trifle.
What were their names?
Ah Lo, if only my life was as exciting as you make it out to be.
I can smell my own kind…
You are in for a big disappointment if you get to Arizona in May.
My above comment stands…
CP: Don’t Get Yourself In Trouble (live) — BTO
While browsing CNN I was made aware that Sport Illustrated had a twist on their swimsuit issue; women athletes with bikinis painted on. Looking through a couple shots I suspect that Photoshop might have been used in a couple cases.
Was the lack of nasal hair a dead giveaway?
Ha! Alberta has always claimed to be rat free. What they didn’t plan on is people bringing them across the border (illegally) as pets. Silly province
$5,000 fine!!! I’m glad I don’t have a pet rat
As I walked home today, I walked past a bloke cleaning his snake.
After Lo has stopped laughing.
The guy has this python wrapped around his shoulders and a puddle on the ground, so I’m assuming he was giving the snake a wash.
My Boo owns several snakes
Ride the snake… to the lake, baby…
Saw ‘Safe House’ today, OK was the best that could be said about it.
Prepare for eyestrain:
That was neat
Never read any of them:
Same here, and I don’t intend on ever reading them 🙂
Some navel gazing by an author:
*bangs head on desk*
nope, still conscious
…and Phoenicians take a giant tumble backwards on their ignorant asses.
Take note of the restaurant & hotel name, so as not to patron them.
I’d say they’re lucky they both had documents . . .
CW: War Inc
Ummm, 20 minutes in and it’s not looking good.
John Cusack does look good in a suit though, even when it’s crumpled.
Ben Kingsley just appeared talking merkin.
Another ill omen
A talking merkin? Now I have heard of everything.
He may have been dubbed.
Joan Cusack is also in the movie, even in HD it’s hard to see the umbilical cord connecting them.
The JC character resists the charm of hot foreign chick.
That left a nasty wound.
I feel the actor from Dr Zhivago would be rolling in his grave if he wasn’t dead at this point.
Well he’s still alive so that was a mistake.
Arkward scene in land rover.
Popcorn and explosions
I may have been traumatised by an earlier scene with a scorpion dropped into a women’s crotch.
Turns hot foreign chick is a crap pop star but a good folk singer.
I may need to slow down.
Wedding porn video leads to slapping.
Flashback, BK is back, maybe he isn’t dubbed
A nibble on the ear leads to strangulation and squeaky doll and death by crusher.
Van, are you watching a film NOT in the theater?
I didn’t think you did that!
I’m on holiday and I’m waiting to put the bin out.
Eating goes better with the blue Danube playing on the gramophone.
I am of course having a flashback to watching 2001.
Family slaughter leads to sociopathic behaviour.
Forget about eating, fight scenes work better set to the Blue Danube.
Maybe the exploding Blue Danube.
In some ways this follows Grosse Point Blank plot a bit too closely.
You know what would have spiced up Grosse Point Blank? Joan Cusack. Wait scratch that, I meant Cradle Will Rock, er Say Anything. No,
Broadcast News. That’s not it! Sixteen Candles!
Taxis’s don’t have to be yellow FFS.
Joan Cusack swears..a lot.
Evidently she swore to John that she’d be in every movie he would ever make.
If you didn’t get Dr Zhivago, the assassination target is called Omar Shariff.
Inept freedom fighter wants his beard trimmed.
In a war torn city there is always time for soccer.
The tanks in this movie just look cheap.
I wish this film was more humorous than it’s obviously trying to be.
That Omar has more life’s than a cat.
Makeup by gunpoint.
BK does Dr Strangelove.
Ah he almost slept with his daughter..
PBP by a male is way different than when TEB does one
I wouldn’t go that far.
Torture by hot sauce.
A cruise missile is a good way to end a wedding.
Faulty US tech who would have thunk it.
Father and daughter fly off into the Sunset.
Well that was less than the sum of it parts.
Marisaa Tomei that was the name of the actress playing the Journalist.
Marissa Tomei can “doh” me anytime.
I’m hoping my spelling improves when I get reincarnated at a cat.
Well Pan, time for bed, I may have to cleanse my mind by watching an episode of Paddington Bear.
But first, the bin!
Some gems here
CP: Mrs. O — The Dresden Dolls
CA: Canucks vs. Coyotes game. Let’s Go Yotes!!
Seeing as how the Avs are only 3 points back of the Yotes… I humbly disagree with this sentiment.
Then again it IS against the goddamn Canucks.
You know what? Go Yotes!
3 points is a *big* 3 points….
That it is… that it is
Update: 5 points and Phx has 1 gane in hand.
*Pixie hugs Lo*
Thats ok. Yotes win the division gives the Avs a better chance of getting 6-8 seed
Double win for us all!
No one cares/
“Total Devo” was Devo’s first album without the “classic” Devo lineup. Coming out in 1988 it was much maligned and panned by fans and critics alike. A damn shame… because it has a sound unlike any other of their albums. Its almost an Erasure meets Front 242 type sound – without Erasures crappy vocals and Front 242’s crappy, um, vocals. Its a pleasure. And Lo Pan approved.
/no one cares
Well, you know what they say about No One…
I mean no.
I mean…well, no
I know what Marlo Dianne says about Nobody.
Thats the kind of nobody I can work with
OK, so I stopped halfway through “Let Me In”. . . Good flick, but just too close to the original to keep me interested.
CL: Latest Skepticality podcast
Too see confirmation bias in action watch:
Well, this is a rare one – two books for one credit sale today on Audible. Actually found two books I’m interested in from the selection as well. Usually something like this is a lot of book 3 or book 7 of some series kind of thing.
What’d you get, m’dear?
Does anyone remember the web series “Riese” and if so, what the hell happened to it?
I remember it. It was interesting. What happened to it? Syfy.
Oh good…. well it was nice while it lasted
Ok, this is….
Good article on sex, sexuality, and comics.
My take on sex and comics is that despite the glossy nature of the jacket once you start sweating they will stick to you and ruin the artwork.
You’re calling sweat now?
Thats not sweat
And that’s no moon!
This is… UU
CP: The Beast — Laura Marling
Speaking of comics, I finally got around to reading DK2. While not as awful as I’d heard, it’s still a pretty weak sequel to The Dark Knight Returns — and loaded with cheap cheesecake drawings.
ditto, do you recall your take? Anyone else read the Dark Knight Strikes Again?
It was pretty disappointing. While Miller has always been a bit of an asshat, his slide in recent years–both artistic and otherwise–has made me want to avoid his current work. I’ll remain a fan of his early stuff.
Interesting article on why we shouldn’t tell our kids that they are smart
^Some good points in that article.
CP: Fisherman’s Blues — The Waterboys
RIP Davy Jones:
🙁 Rest well Sleepy Jean
Tragic! 66 is too young.
Anatomy of a small game studio latest game:
The Monkees have always been one of my guilty pleasures.
ZP slags off another game:
I’ve been enjoying Kingdoms of Amalur
It looks like a cross between a giant ant and a grasshopper. Cool, but weird. I definitely wouldn’t want to run across it in my kitchen.
“Eve became very, very sick. Patrick … worked every night for a month desperately trying to cure her. … Eventually, based on gut instinct, Patrick concocted a mixture that included calcium and nectar and fed it to his patient, drop by drop, as she lay curled up in his hand.”
You say “EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKK”. I say that’s a sweeter and stronger relationship than most fucking humans I know have.
I’ve decided to not even look at this link. It’s better that way.
How do you survive Arizona again?
*wiggles nose at Vanamonde*
I read the whole article while standing on a chair.
CL: Tea and Chat episode 1 from April 2008
Stephen Kilbride had a good voice for podcasting.
Had in a sense he stopped podcasting.
The Amazing Spaderman
I give you… Specialman
Protecting Old Detroit… he is Robert Cop
So sad about Davy Jones– we watched the Monkees , while I was growing up. Lots of silly giggles as I recall. Massive heart attack, in his sleep is what I hear.
Stay healthy, my friends! Stay active in life and in your own health!
66 is way too young.
I saw him a few years ago and he was bouncing around the stage.
Staying active doesn’t guarantee a long life, just increases your chances.
I’ll just tip my cap to what Davy accomplished in life. I never really was a fan of the music or show but I can respect what he created nonetheless.
Speaking of staying active… I need to go make my breakfast hamburger now. Dont ask me what I put on it… but its intoxicating.
So I nicely grill a thick ol’ beef patty (with melted American Cheese of course), some Canadian Bacon, and some hash browns. I then sunny side up an egg and sloth it with Tabasco. Lightly grill a bun and slap the egg on the hash browns on the Canadian Bacon on the cheese on the burger. Oh…my…
So, it’s health food?
Well… its healthy for my taste buds…
it sounds good!
I recommend it once every 3 months.
Loki, “I have an army.”
Tony Stark, “We have a Hulk.”
I’m kinda excited.
Yeah I’m looking super forward to that. Moreso, dare I say, than the Dark Kniight
Take it back! Take it back!!
Can’t. Aaaaaaaand won’t
Lemme guess why… Two words: Scarlett Johannesson
I’m not really a Scarlett fan. I know.. its un-American
I shake my ineffectual fist at travel insurance companies.
Oh and if you’ve got an iPad and a spare couple of bucks to spare then Incoboto comes out today:
Works nicely on the original iPad.
RE: Don’t tell you’re kids their smart,
That article, in an expanded form, was essentially one of the chapters in a book I listened two a while back called “Nurtureshock”. That particular message about praising the kids for effort rather than just telling them they are smart is one that definitely stuck with me and one I’ve tried to apply with my kids.
I recall Charlie saying that a few years ago, and it always stuck with me.
I’ve heard that as well, and I must concur.
Then again, I might be able to thwart an evil genius/future dictator if I start telling my niece that she’s smart… It’ll save the world, I swear…
Is anyone else having problems downloading this Unshow?
It plays in the player, Lejon. Did you have problems getting it through iTunes?
I don’t use iTunes for my podcasts. I use the RSS feed, but now that you mention it, it’s not working there either.
OH, and I get a message “Error Opening File” in the player… I will try… *gasp* Internet Explorer…
And of course, IE played just fine.
And with that, I upgraded Adobe flash for the second time tonight. Surprise surprise, that was the whole issue. Can download and play in FireFox once again.
Why the hell couldn’t the Adobe Flash autoupdater update ALL of my browsers? Why, oh why, couldn’t update my Default browser?
Because, they’re monopolizing dickheads, that’s why.
But… I am not bitter.
Did you have Firefox open at the time you were trying to install the Flash update?
Because when I’ve done it in the past, it did update all my browsers.
That’s with Firefox shut down.
Awesome is indeed an understatement:
Month end. Bleh
Alberta’s fire season starts today. Usually it doesn’t begin until April but we’ve had such a dry winter the province is starting fire bans and warnings now.
*sigh* Month end is looking to be stupid once again.
Some interesting German metal. Not great, but I like the main melody.
Speaking of metal.
*bonus – finger cam*
We need to start a metal band called “Orpik Your Poison”
I suppose “Bang Your Head” jokes would be in poor taste, since Orpik is a teammate of Sidney Crosby’s.
Malkin health will drive you mad!
*Wilhelm Screams with joy*
Voice acting hysteria! 🙂
Great bit by Nathan Fillion & Tim Daly.
God this really is brilliant. The final “Nooooo!” made me fall down with funny!
I noticed “River” in the last episode of “Grey’s Anatomy”. Do you think the crew of Firefly is slowly taking over ABC?
I’m still waiting for Ron Glass’s big comeback TV series.
Paging Hal Linden.
Grey’s Anatomy is now cgoing to be cancelled. Its the curse of Glau
Maybe she can book a showing on “Jersey Shore”?
That’s the ONE exception… She’ll walk away defiled and stupider and the show will just get stronger. Blech.
Watching that show would put you in danger of contracting an STD.
Snookie Transmitted Disability
CP: Rockers To Swallow — Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Today is my 12 year anniversary at Evil, Inc. bwahaha
Stop The Dinsanity
Congra.. er, something. 🙂
Congrats on 12 :drevil: years!
Thank you, gents. I believe it shows my . . . something.
CP: Girl, You Have No Faith In Medicine — The White Stripes
Well, that’s good! I think…. 🙂
CP: Act On Impulse — We Were Promised Jetpacks
I’m listening to a podcast and a man who calls himself Link has two sons: Lando and Shepherd….. I think I’ve heard a bigger nerd than me.
At the beach, eating pizza, lighthouse flashing into the night, and the sound of waves.
that sounds like heaven. Wish I could do that now.
Please make the madness stop! *bang head on desk several times*
As fun as it is to get heck for something I have no control of, I don’t think I want to do it again.
Want me to come up there and regulate, Bunny?
Regulate, yeah that’s what I want done to them… Regulate
Not to be confused with regurgitate.
Like Warren G and Nate Dogg?
Crap joke for evening:
God visits a man and tells him he must give up smoking, drinking and sex if he wants to get into heaven… The man says he’ll try.. God visits the man a week later to see how he’s getting on.. “Not bad” says the man, “I’ve given up smoking and drinking but when the wife bent over the freezer I had to fuck her up the arse”..They dont like that in heaven replies God.. The man says “They’re not too fuckin happy about it in Walmarts either!”
Boo + hiss = job well done
*over analyzing* What happened to go forth and multiply? With the exception of some new scientific methods, I don’t think little ones aren’t produced without sex… Unless I’ve been doing it wrong.
Besides, if God didn’t want us to have sex, then why is his name the first thing many people say as they are reaching the end of their sexual endeavors?
Ok, I’m done now. Must get supper started.
It makes for a funnier joke if God doesn’t want us to have sex.
In reality … well, he didn’t HAVE to make it so much fun but he DID, didn’t he? 🙂
Miss Energizer Bunny: how much is a gallon of gasoline going for in your neck of the woods? Just curious to get a global perspective.
DP, we’re at $1.19 a litre. Which is about $4.80 a gallon. However, being in oil country we consider ourselves lucky. Alberta has the lowest rate in Canada
In Vancouver, BC gas is $1.37 a litre. Or about $5.40 a gallon
I would have mentioned UK prices but didn’t want to give you nightmares of the future .
So Andrew Breitbart is dead.
I have an alibi.
CP: One Step Closer — Linkin Park
Alright, that Nathan Fillion bit posted above was too damn funny. I think seen most of those cartoon movies with my kids. And the hammer!
LOL @ Van’s crap joke.
“up the arse”
Alright, I may have to put this one at the top of my list of “ultimate truths”
Alas, I’m apparently just old enough to remember this. Hadn’t remembered quite how limited the lyrics were. Guess that much hasn’t really changed in….shit, 30+ years.
Oh my god, Ed. . . .
Well, it’s definitely not full of stars.
Apparently the Deadpan has an early bed time on school nights….
Indeed, time for beddy-bye.
It’s more amusing than you expect it to be. Really.
Brilliant! What skill and talent.
Nein! Nein! Nein!
But I really mean, Ja! Ja! Ja!
6am and dark here in cowtown
-13C here in the Stampede City. Suppose to get up to around the freezing mark later today
I got notice today that my copy of Mass Effect 3 Special Edition has shipped. Even though it will show up on Tuesday, I probably won’t touch it until Wednesday. I find it’s easier to access the on-line stuff if I wait a day.
I’m super excited about Mass Effect 3, but I won’t have the necessary free time to devote to it until around May. So I’ll wait for Ed to let me know when Amazon has it on sale.
I’m about 1/2 through replaying ME2.
Hubby tried to play ME1 recently but it wouldn’t work properly on his newer computer, even with trying to run it in XP mode. I think he’s going to pull out an old laptop this weekend to see if it’ll work there. Otherwise he’ll either skip to ME2 or get the Xbox version
The Xbox versions work quite smoothly.
(ooooooooooooooo no red ring here!)
Well there’s that. Still cheaper than keeping a PC up to date. 😉
While there is nothing wrong with the Xbox in itself, it is in a different room from my computer where I play. Sometimes, even if we’re doing different things, it’s nice to still be together. Call it overly mushy if you want but, even after 16 years, hubby and I still like to be near one another
(looooooooooooove is in the aaaair)
As ditto mentioned, my white Xbox went belly up. Lucky me I had a second one in the living room. At some point I’ll pony up the $200 to replace my white one. My point being that right now, they are cheap enough to own more than one.
(aaaah the agony & the ecstasy yea yea)
I’ve decided today requires acompanying background singers.
OOooooooooooooo shap shap!
I only have eyes for you. (do bop, sh-bop)
Similar to a truth circle, but with awful lime green shirts–
(boom boom yeah yeah)
Because these people have nothing better to do?
Let’s do this at the MMMmmmeetup!
Let’s not and say we did.
We could be in for it if ditto starts doing ” The Great Gig in the Sky.”
CP: Drunken Lullabies — Flogging Molly
(Hey! Hey! Hey!)
I shall be picking up my copy of ME3 from Best Buy on Tuesday. They gave me a $15 credit back a Christmas for not being able to deliver something I order, so I used it there as I just don’t go to Best Buy for enough else to want to save it for something later.
I’ll probably get deep into it the following week while the kids are out of town for Spring Break….after I get done with the projects my wife is lining up for me. Hmmm, I guess we’ll see just how much game time I manage.
Maybe I’ll need to send the wife away during Spring Break as well 🙂
This post makes me all warm and tingly inside :happy:
Boo – hiss. Just booked a flight to DC for April. Are there any :panties: in the DC area?
I’ll take silence as a “no”
No :panties: in DC? I’m intrigued and repulsed at the same time.
Why are grandparents strange? I just called mine to confirm i’m going over tomorrow. She called me Sugar Lump. *shakes head*
There are worse things she could have called you, I suppose.
EssBee, there are a bunch of Deadpan friends in the DC area: Tee/Pip, Pail Fischer /Martha Holloway, Heather Welliver/Marc Bailey, to name a few.
Plus- a bunch more on the east coast.
Thanks, Jack. I haven’t met any of those folks.
CP: Shine — John Legend & the Roots
A feature-length version of the Frankenweenie short film? Really? You suck, post-Ed Wood Tim Burton.
CP: Ten Feet Of Snow — The Action Design
Are any Deadpanites or non-commenting friends of the Deadpan planning on attending South by Southwest this year? I ask because I know a new attendee who’s never been there before, and she’s looking for friends there.
I wish I could be there… Its on my to-do list, especially since I have friends in Austin. What a great music city! I hope she has a blast!
Public skating at the arena tonight was akin to navigating the aerial traffic in The Fifth Element.
Bodies coming at you at all times at all speeds from every direction.
*insert requisite “Multi-Pass” joke here”
“You go boom?”
Uwe Uwe Krupp yall
Your crap joke for Saturday:
I was watching an 18 film with my little boy earlier. He said, “dad I’m getting scared, is that lady going to die?” I said, “probably son judging by the size of that horse’s cock!”
…and your bonus crap joke:
Tried those new mystery flavour crisps, I swear they taste like my girlfriends crotch, I thought it was just my imagination but everybody in the pub agreed.
I hear that Tegan & Sara are on the cover of Curve this month. I must investigate, if there are any newsstands or bookstores left in Boulder County.
Also, happy Saturday DP! Things are starting off well here so far!
“You are Fubar” should be a band name. or at least the title track for an album.
‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ was rather twee.
(This is as close as i come to fanboi gushing)
Just finished killing some deep ones in Savage Worlds. Now hubby and I are going to watch Apollo 18
It has been a most productive day. I must take advantage of this weekend to get things done before Mass Effect 3 consumes my soul.
Oooo. I like this game.
Arthur C. Clark!
And, just to show that I read more than just science fiction:
Oh, almost forgot
Phillip K. Dick!
I just don’t understand this city. Yesterday it was 12C. It was warm and beautiful. This morning I wake up and there’s 5mm of snow on the ground *sigh*
Obviously I wasn’t awake a couple of hours ago. It was 5cm not mm.
So, to repost the tragic news that Vanamonde posted on the Deadpan FB page last night:
RIP Ralph McQuarrie.
One more link to end the posting blitz:
I’m only halfway through. Fascinating list, although I wish they’d gotten someone older than 12 to write it.
Talking of children:
Somehow I don’t ever see that one getting turned into a feature length production.
Might still be free in North America, it isn’t in the UK:
Yup, it was available here. Got it now.
I wish I could give you a copy van. Not sure how to do that with kindle iPad.
For one day only….
Thanks Lo. Like your avalanche, we need all the help we can get.
We’ve been issued a snowfall warning. March usually is our snowiest month
I first read this as, …” snowball warning.”
and I got excited for a snowball fight!
(silly me, as I sit in 82 degrees F)
It’s not overly cold here, about 2C
I haven’t had a snowball fight in ages. When the girls were younger we use to make snow cave in the back yard after a major snow fall
Another notch in the belt of the superficial society that is the U.S. —
Shaking my head.
I’m sure I’m not the first to think that was a Star Trek reference. What is redshirting in the real world?
Redshirting is this trend where parents are purposely holding back their child from starting Kindergarten at age 5 & then starting them at age 6.
Their sole purpose for doing this, is so their child can have an advantage of being older, bigger, & more apt to take the leadership roles than kids who are ‘young’ 5 yr olds.
…and be good at bullying younger kids.
We had a school psychologist put a lot of pressure on us to redshirt my daughter when it was time for her to go to kindergarten. I’m really glad we didn’t cave in. She’s in high school now and has been proven herself to be an excellent student.
Interesting article on VPN companies and anonymity:
No snow yet, but apparently the warning is still in effect. They are saying somewhere between 15 and 30 cm (6 – 12 inches) over the next 24 hours.
Well, I must share: I have rejoined the ranks of the Early Bird working life and am no longer a Night Owl workerbee. I’m excited. 🙂
Assuming this is a good thing, congratulations.
Thanks, Bunny. It is definitely a good thing. New job in a new unit at a new hospital.
Good morning, DP.
Cool astronomy pic of the day:
Will probably do a play by play today.
This is what’s on tap http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1183276/
The snow has started.
“It is too late for the pebbles to vote.”
I never allow my pebbles to vote. If they have an issue with that, they can go complain to the rocks :happy:
(yes I know it’s a B5 reference)
If remember the old Dr Who, he played a few parts (including the mad Scientist in ‘Tge Brain of Moebius’):
Ok peeps! Grab your security blanket. It’s movie time!
Today’s movie is called The Horde
The DVR write up: Parisian policeman and his fello officers encounter an army of the living dead in a decaying housing project while seeking vengeance against a gang of cop-killing gangsters.
If this movie is subtitled, it will make doing the PBP harder but still, I’ll give it a try
It’s hard to read and type at the same time
It is subtitled by the way. I actually prefer subtitles but, I can’t look at both the words I’m reading and the ones I’m typing. Something willmsuffer
Violence and coarse language only.
He has a tattoo of a cross on his arm
Funeral. Presumably for the dead man earlier but not 100% sure
That’s not how you wear a neck tie
Mama says, don’t go all revenge rage on me… Or something like that
Deserted high rise
They killed some one. The enemies
Hey, the title of the film finally came up in credit
They’re cops? I thought they were the bad guys
Cigarette smoking woman
I think the cops are out for revenge for the death of their comrade. I get the impression this isn’t a sanctioned raid
No they’re in for it
This one needs rage councilling
The dog was the first to be eaten
Moans and groans outside the door
Better knock first.
The neighborhood is going up in flames
Damn autocorrect removed my u. Don’t they know I’m Canadian?
They are doing lots of body shots and it keeps coming. Stupid gangsters. Everybody know you have to shoot zombies in the head
Never do a body shot off a zombie.
Yup that’s just what I’d do… Not
Everything’s coming up zombies
The rod! They need it to block the door
Cops and robbers run together from a common enemy
Oh, it’s lightning, not fire
The city’s still burning but the bright flashes isn’t from the fire
That’s a lot of zombies
Language! Do you kiss you sweetheart with that mouth?
He spit on the sidewalk. Why do people do that? It’s gross.
My cat is bored. She fell asleep on my lap
That’s right. Snorting drugs will make the wounds hut less
It stopped snowing. Either the weatherman lied or it’s just the calm before all hell breaks loose
Not much is happening. They’re going down stairs
They’re all shook up
Bola is stupid. I see him dying soon
He’s a good fighter, just not good enough against zombies
The gun is pretty useless if you do that with it
Preggy girl doesn’t fight fair
Maybe that’ll stop tham
The whole world has been zombified
Oop doorbell. Must pause
I’m back. Where was I…
The super survived the horde
Although he mauy have gone insane in the process
Oh, he’s not the super, just some random crazy guy
Gonna chop the leg off
Meanwhile, brace with the skinny pregnant girl…
No time for regret
His bite is spreading
Now they are just getting kinky
It’s a zombie eat zombie world out there
This movies is not nery PC
120 kilos of solid flab. Tits to her knees
They got the tv working. Sort of
Catching up with Skype:
Coking it up. Gives you an edge and makes you unafraid
Is it necrophilia if it’s a zombie?
Scheemers are always bad news in these situation
They are starting to turn on each other
Looking for weapons
The super had a ton of weapons. Including a Gatling gun
Here they come
Yup. Bola dies
The cop stands alone
They fall like dominoes
Very good advice for the famous:
Yup. What do you expect?
I’m just timing how long it will take Lo to follow the links to the boob pics.
Is it wrong that I did that?
They found the zombie pantry
Was it filled with brainz?
Only three left
Aww, self sacrifice is sweet
Where did all the zombies go?
She’s not very nice
What can I say? Meh, it was a zombie flick. Better than average but still. *shrug*
Oooooo. My Mass Effect 3 came a day early. Too bad I won’t get a chance to play it until Wednesday
It came with a N7 arm patch
And art book, comic book, and all the other stuff that usually comes in the collectors edition. The arm patch is the coolest thing in ther though
Ugh. I’m tired of controversies over things Rush Lombaugh says. He’s an idiot and, like all idiots, is bet ignored
*gives Rhettro a thank you hug*
Bet = best
Live with Kelly is coming to Banff, should I be excited? The noon news seems to think so
Apparently the snow is really coming down in the north end of the city. So far, here in the south end, we barely got enough to stick to the ground
Simpsons game of thrones opening
CE: blackberries. Yum
A friend of mine (really we go for lunch quite regularly) started a publishing company. They have released their first book http://tychebooks.com/
I personally think it’s quite risky to have your first publication an anthology but hey, she’s my friend so I’m going to promote her.
Sigh (at the ebook pricing)
Van, Sent you an e-mail
She says they need to sell 500 to break even.
CP: Mayday!!! — Flobots
Well, I think it’s time to make some Smarties cookies.
I maybe wrong, but I suspect these :
Will be involved at some point.
Give the man a cupie doll 😉
My son’s best friend and his family ended up moving to Canada. As a parting gift they gave him a big bag of “Smarties”. So I guessed right this time around. LOL
Don’t they have smarties Stateside? hmmmm. If not, may have to rectify that in May.
Yes. Smarties are available aplenty here.
There are but they generally look like this.
Or like this:
Those candies aren’t smarties. See Vans link for what smarties really are
The ad for this unit has been cropping up
In the ‘New Scientist’ for a while now. The small production runs and delays reminds me of the home computing scene in the early 80’s:
Now time for some R & R (rest and reading)
CR: The Knowland Retribution – Richard Greener
All this Smarties talk has me nostalgic for some old school play-by-play action.
CW: The first episode of the new Dirk Gently series.
Which is all very pleasant, but not quite surreal enough.
Wait, what? I don’t have that here!
Humph! Can’t get it on tv or DVD. Now I’m grumpy *crosses arms*
Huh? I wanna watch that. I’d turn on my TV for that.
Well, I don’t think it’s that good.