312 thoughts on “Unshow 95

  1. I’m attempting a trip to the office today. The main HWY in and out of Longmont is still closed, so I’m heading South to the next main access point, then East. ADVENTURE! We have no drinkable water there, so I was chosen among the leadership team to bring water – I’m loaded for bear!

    Lo, will try the Dry Dock Pumpkin! I had their Tripel last night – interesting.

    CW: Dexter E11. WTF?

  2. I got this angry phone call from my mom yesterday. She wanted to know why I didn’t tell her my grandmother was in the hospital with pneumonia. I wanted to know how she knew my grandmother was in the hospital since that was the first I heard of it. She never answered me but then grumbled over the fact that my grandmother didn’t bother to tell her she was in the hospital. My reply, “If she was taken to the hospital, she may not have been able to call everybody she knows to say she was being taken to the hospital. Not something one thinks about when riding in an ambulance.” My mom grudgingly agreed. I sometimes don’t understand that woman.

  3. So today I found out there will be more redundancies in the new year.

    They are hoping there are enough people want to go voluntarily and by retirement.

    Fingers crossed and all that.

  4. Well, Pannites.

    I was chosen to be a part of a video production for a National Program that healthcare systems are starting to use here in the U.S.

    Today was my part of the filming process. Boy, it was a blast to have makeup and hair done and work with film crew and do some “acting” (wink wink)

    It went very well. They had me film about 8 different scenes, so i think they like me. We had a Green Room and a craft table. hehe

    Here is the program: http://www.languageofcaring.com/Default.aspx

    You all can now say you knew me, when…

    Next up, SAG card.

  5. Made a mistake in buying Epic/BrauDC’s collaboration beer Imperial Pumpkin Porter. Especially after yesterday’s Dry Dock Imperial Pumpkin heaven.

    If you happen to see a bomber of the Epic in your local store, just remember the Cranberries song “Salvation” and dont do it…dont do it..cause its not not what it seems.

  6. We watched Sleepy Hollow last night and dug it! We also caught the 1st half of the PBS Latinos doc – very interesting, but we got sleepy.

    Dexter is such a train wreck. Just caught up with this week’s episode this morning. Make it stop!

  7. Spesking of shows… some of you have watched thecfull House of Cards season, correct? We’re about halfway through, and struggling to find the enthusiasm to continue. There have been some good episodes, but overall, meh. Can someone cheer us on to th finishc(without spoilers)?

  8. I made it down by the St. Vrain river today – man, what a mess, and what destruction. I saw piles and piles of debris being moved by backhoes. Mother Nature don’t play.

    • Let me know if it does anything to fix podcasting. I’m still on Itunes 10.6, but I see I’m going to have to give up and conform with Itunes 11.1 if I wan’t the Ipads to go to iOS7.

      • What problem have you been having Ed (forgive my poor memory), since Apple updated the app to get rid of the useless eye candy, it’s been working fine for my limited needs.

        • To be honest, after your initial reports of moving to Itunes 11 and the “podcast app”, I held off on letting Itunes 11 on my machine at all.

          So, they made some fixes to it, then?

          • It works for me. Feeds update (I have auto download disabled though) correctly and making a quick playlist works.

            Works so well I hardly ever use iTunes anymore.

    • My first attempt at the podcast app in iOS7 resulted in a black screen that would do nothing at all. I rebooted the phone and now it seems to work fine. Bigger problem was having to do a search online to figure out how to shut off apps in the new format. Holding down on the app to get the wobbly tile with the “x” no longer works in that mode. Now you have to grab the bigger preview above the tile and swipe up.

    • Sorry. Forgot it’s Speak Like A Pirate Day. It were a right mess when it first stepped aboard me phone, but I keelhauled it a bit and now it sings as sweet as my parrot.

  9. Your crap joke for the day:

    A young man goes into a drug store to buy condoms.The pharmacist says the condoms come in packs of 3, 9 or 12 and asks which the young man wants.”Well,” he said, “I’ve been seeing this girl for a while and she’s really hot. I want the condoms because I think tonight’s “the” night. We’re having dinner with her parents, and then we’re going out. And I’ve got a feeling I’m gonna get lucky after that.””Once she’s had me, she’ll want me all the time, so you’d better give me the 12 pack.”The young man makes his purchase and leaves.Later that evening, he sits down to dinner with his girlfriend and her parents. He asks if he might give the blessing and they agree. He begins the prayer, but continues praying for several minutes.The girl leans over to him and says, “You never told me that you were such a religious person.”The boy leans over to her and whispers, “You never told me that your father is a pharmacist.”

  10. http://www.howaboutwe.com/date-report/1610-what-your-taste-in-music-says-about-you-on-a-date/

    Let’s see, I’m
    Selective but slutty
    A nerdy man
    the kind of person who lets a guy move in with me after three dates because he’s temporarily homeless
    Sniffed a little glue
    I have a big heart
    Kind of Kinky
    willing to work for it, but you’re kind of pissed I had to.
    I’m going to have sex in the bathroom and regret it
    I’m going to have sex in the bathroom and not regret it
    I’m reasonably well adjusted… considering
    I’m either really smart or really dumb
    Every relationship is a coming-of-age epic of which I am the star.

    … and it was at that point I gave up because that was getting ridiculous.

  11. My turn for a “crap” joke:

    Claude The Hypnotist at a Senior Home

    It was entertainment night at the senior citizens’ center. After the community sing along led by Alice at the piano, it was time for the star of the show- Claude the Hypnotist!

    Claude explained that he was going to put the whole audience into a trance. “Yes, each and every one of you and all at the same time.” said Claude. The excited chatter dropped to silence as Claude carefully withdrew from his waistcoat pocket; a beautiful antique gold pocket watch and chain.
    “I want you to keep your eyes on this watch” said Claude, holding the watch high for all to see. “It is a very special and valuable watch that has been in my family for six generations” said Claude.

    He began to swing the watch gently back and forth while quietly chanting. “Watch the watch — Watch the watch —-Watch the watch”….. The audience became mesmerized as the watch swayed back and forth. The lights were twinkling as they were reflected from its gleaming surfaces. A hundred and fifty pairs of eyes followed the movements of the gently swaying watch. They were hypnotized.

    And then, suddenly, the chain broke!!! The beautiful watch fell to the stage and burst apart on impact. “SHIT” said Claude.

    It took them three days to clean the Senior Citizens ‘ Center and Claude was never invited there again.

    • J0e, this is what he’s doing instead:

      “Obama, speaking Wednesday to business executives at a meeting of the Business Roundtable, said, “You have never seen in the history of the United States the debt ceiling or the threat of not raising the debt ceiling being used to extort a president or a governing party and trying to force issues that have nothing to do with the budget and have nothing to do with the debt.”


      • Yeh.
        If I was to play billiards here for a moment, I’d say that the rational person … the person that was interested in HELPING the US economic recovery, would pass a budget that paid our bills and didn’t force the layoff of millions.
        THEN, in a completely separate session, bring up changes to the health care law that you believe would make it better. After all, I have no doubt that any law as encompassing as the health care law could certainly use tweaking to make it better.

        Of course that would be working together to make things better for the “98%” instead of trying to secure the radical vote by opposing ANYTHING, at any cost to the public, that the administration has put forward.

        Oh. I see I have scratched.

  12. *sigh* Today hubby’s new position showed up on his pay cheque. The raise was just enough to put him in a different tax bracket. As such, his take home pay is $30 less per month then before his “raise”

    Got to love taxes.

  13. A couple of shows on Felicia Day’s “Geek & Sundry” Youtube channel are really funny in my opinion. In “Written by a Kid”, film producers interview grade school kids and have them make up a story on the spot and then they created with all the bells and whistles. The “Goth Boy” episode is one of my favorites. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZz6LDY-6dU

  14. http://www.nme.com/news/iron-maiden/72622

    It occurs to me that the only acceptable villain for hte next Bond film is Bruce Dickinson. He’s English, a skilled fencer, a pilot, a big ham, a seasoned orator and performer. . . He even looks the part in that picture.

    Seriously. It needs to be Dickinson vs. Craig. (Ozzy can be the villain in the film after that).

    What do we need to do to make this happen?

  15. Bunny – How is it working that your husband is taking home less after his raise? At least here in ‘Murica, the tax brackets only apply to the portion of income within the bracket, not the highest percentage applied to all of your income.

    • Ed, I’m not sure the best way to explain it. The way taxes are in Canada, if you make between N and O you pay a certain % in taxes. If your wages go up and it is higher than O, your tax % goes up. If you were close to O in the N/O tax bracket then, sometimes, if your wages increase isn’t high enough, the new tax % is high enough to take more than the difference between the old and new wage

      Did that make any sense?

  16. My my memory maybe playing tricks on me.

    I’m convinced I saw a film about a blacklisted writer who moved to the UKin the 50’s to write episodes for a Robin Hood series.

    I’m convinced it starred Ron Silver

    Wikipedia and IMDB say no.


  17. I’m flipping through the channel while taking care of laundry this afternoon. In the guide I see “Total Recall” and think – yeah, I’ve haven’t seen that classic in a while.

    …and, it’s the new crap remake….and I watch it anywa.

  18. Reading the article Essbee linked about Arvada Beer Company firing their brewer raises the question if they stopped drinking their own beer. If they were homebrewers you would think they would know how to taste beer and be able to detect common flaws…

  19. Your crap joke for the day:

    If you had the choice between Bill Gates fortune or ending poverty in Africa, what colour Ferrari would you get?

  20. TV so far

    haven’t managed to catch any of Dexter or Breaking Bad so far – will have to put those on the bucket list.

    We picked up Showtime and are getting caught up with season 2 of Homeland before season three kicks off this weekend.

    Sleepy Hollow proved infectiously interesting. I don’t know if they’ll be able to keep it up, but we’re hooked on for now.

    Cautiously non-committal about The Black List.

    Agents of Shield better not suck.

    Robin Williams is going back into a TV series with Buffy the Vampire Slayer as his daugther because he blew through his real life fortune on two ex wives. Apparently not having learned his lesson, he’s apparently working on wife number three.

  21. For any of you still watching “Sons of Anarchy”… after the season opener I have decided to remove it from my DVR que.
    The show just pounds you relentlessly downward. Never has an “up”. Who needs that?

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