I would say that “Abomination Against God” should be the name of our new Swedish Death Metal band, but I’ll bet you an IKEA meatball that there’s already a band with that name.
I’m confused by his logic. He said he didn’t believe in “queers”. So how can something he doesn’t believe exists, be an abomination against anyone?
Oh, good. One more week when I can continue on my massive Deadpan catch-up effort without falling any further behind.
It is a gorgeous, sunny day and I am going to create some awesome stuff today!!! First up: Earbuddies segments (writing), followed by speeches for Toastmasters and more fanfic, followed by some time in the studio to record my Earbuddies segments and a freelance voiceover project.
I haz a new wireless mouse. Let’s get started!
I need to hire you to be my “Life Affirmation” coach.
I picked it up, but the doctor told me it should clear up after a week of meds.
…and this is why I don’t sell my obsolete equipment:
So wiped my old iPad, set the iPad up to use sisters iTunes account, downloaded a few free apps.
The apps keep crashing, seem far less stable then when I was using the iPad.
I’m sure you made the ghost of Steve Jobs angry by denying Apple their pound of flesh.
I love the future:
So I was streaming the latest Justified episode to my iPad from my netbook. TV became available, so booted up Raspberry Pi running XBMC and then streamed the video from the iPad to the Pi that was still being streamed from the netbook. Watched the rest of the episode on the big tv.
I would still have preferred the future with jeptpacks though…
That is the first comment that’s made me wish I had an iPad! Kewl.
You could do the same with Apple TV Essbee (just a bit more expensive) and Air Video on the Mac and iPad..
We looked at that. We can also use a laptop, I think, to grab things via iTunes and other places.
justa, one more thought on scouting:
If the Boy Scouts can’t survive gay members/leaders (as if there aren’t tons already), good riddance scouts.
I would offer this addendum –
“If the Boy Scouts can’t survive admitting the truth that some of their members/leaders are/have been/will be gay, good riddance scouts.”
Today I wish I was a man, then I wouldn’t have to visit the boob squishing doctors.
True … but then you’d spend 93.765% of your life wishing you had access to said boobs.
Ha! I fooled everybody. I’ve moved from my office to the kitchen table. Nobody will find me there
The boob squishing doctors* will find you there too.
*No, that would never be our band name. God forbid people confused us with the Spin Doctors.
Sly B went to the post office yesterday to mail a box to Canada. She waited in line for 30 minutes, during which a family stood by the sign that said “Passports.” Three of the four clerks asked the family individually if they were waiting for passports – yes, they responded. Finally, the 4th clerk asked them and said “we don’t do those any more.”
I would have gone so ballistic. Even as a bystander. Luckily, they had Sly B and not me.
Crappy Coffman one, I assume?
Yes, which is slightly better than the one in the Aryan Ace complex on Main Street.
We don’t get Saturday delivery. Haven’t for a while. *shrug*
Saturdays just won’t be the same with out the usual supply of junk mail and bills.
Lest we forget, the USPS is in dire financial straights because congress suddenly said the USPS had to pay into the bank, enough cash to fund some 80 years worth of “possible” retirement benefits. An amount of several billion dollars. If it wasn’t for that they would be breaking even which is what you want from a public service organization.
Congress did this so that they could then “borrow” that money to make some other part of their budget look “balanced”. Part of their “rob Peter to pay Paul” budget shenanigans.
BTW – There have been fairly aggressive lobbying efforts to kill the USPO going on for years now. The shipping industry’s efforts to get rid of the “competition”.
That’s sad. He wasn’t that old. Looking around but can’t find what he died from
REM sleep is overrated
Agreed, “Shiny Happy People” leaves me feeling more irritated than rested.
Is it crappy 90s alt pop day around here?
Quick, someone make a Blues Traveler reference!
Hootie and the Blow Chunks?
Eh, But anyway…
I’ve seen about 10,000 (or so) maniacs rummaging about today
What about Breakfast at Tiffany’s?
I think, we both kinda liked it
Having watched the Super Bowl “time delayed” on my TiVo … I had skipped over the half-time show. Last night I went back and watched/skipped through about 5 minutes worth.
I was left with two thoughts -
1) I’ve been pretty much “over” softcore porn since I was 21.
2) Video may have killed the Radio Star … but without it, Beyonce wouldn’t be one.
1) Yep, go big or go home.
2) The Internet killed the video star.
I’m back! Now it’s lunch time. I was evil and grabbed something from McDonalds on the way home.
And the scouts punk out and delay the gay decision until May.
Delay Gay May. Okay! Hey! No Way! Go Away!
Fay Wray come out and play!
I have nummies in my tummy. Just finishing watching the news. Then I might do some reading. Will start Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
I’m about 38% of the way through the book. I’m enjoying it very much.
Book Depositry are having a competition where you can win a Raspberry Pi:
stupid WordPress hates multiple links on one comment.
Meanwhile. Feel free to look up The Hunters, The Tall Man, The Moth Diaries, and Beyond the Black Rainbow on IMDB. If all goes well, I’ll be doing a play by play on one of them tomorrow
According to Skype, it’s Wander Wolf’s birthday, Happy Birthday Wolf.
I know it isn’t all that thrilling, but… after living in my new place for 7 months, I have finally unpacked all of the remaining boxes and found a home for my belongings and artwork has all been hung. Beckham, my tuxedo cat has chosen to reside behind a mirror on the floor with only the whites of his paws visible.
Hooray for small chores!
mirror cat lays in wait
Hooray! I still have a handful of things in my apartment that haven’t been put away properly yet. :/
Happy Birthday, WNDR! (As if he ever reads our humble boards any more…. )
He was one of the guests at a cookout/pool party that I attended.
I didn’t really spend any time with him, but my impression of him was that he was a very nice guy, mostly quite and to himself.
Funny thing was when he fell asleep in a lounge chair by the pool and then all of these girls who had apparently been too afraid to ask if they could get their picture taken with him, started sneaking up behind him and kneeling down next to him so they could get their picture taken with him.
All in all, it seemed a bit sad and lonely.
This article is appropriate to follow the one above.
Sleepily waves at the pan world. I might be able to go to the mMMMMmmmeetup if in CO. Still trying to figure out if it’ll work in full or not.
Work has sucked out my soul and what others have mentioned has happened, no time for the internets during the day. I miss you all though.
I’m glad you’re working, Cynful. I hope the Skeksis ease up on us all.
Today I’m in Edinburgh.
My tip if you ever visit this part of the world is not to pronounce the ‘burgh’ bit like burger..
What is the correct pronunciation?
Give that god a star.
I am hubbyless tonight. Although, when I think about it, he spends less time away in the evenings since he moved to the high scool.
It occurred to me, as I was getting dressed this morning, that I haven’t done laundry in a while. I have no pants.
CD: Laundry & accounting stuff – pantsless until this load of laundry is done.
It also occurs to me, I might need more than one pair of jeans.
Yesterday I finished Darksiders 2. I quite enjoyed it. Unfortunately, with THQ filing for bankruptcy, there may not be a three and four. (the first two were about two of the four horsemen of the apocalypse so, presumably there should be two more).
I heard on a podcast that DS2 sold 1.5mil copies on launch and this was considered a failure. At $60 a copy, that is $90mil. Obviously games are starting to cost the same of movies if you can’t make a profit at $90mil in sales.
Happy birthday Wolf!
If you cook french fries on the stove, be sure to turn off the burner when they’re done. That’s the lesson we learn last night. On the bright side it looks like insurance will get us a new oven, microwave and replace a few kitchen cabinets.
Not fun, but I stopped before any real damage was done.
Holy flaming shit Rhett!!!!! I’m glad everyone is ok tho
You guys be careful!!! No injured Panites allowed.
Indeed! Not our finest hour.
Yikes! I’m so glad it wasn’t any worse than that. I’m sure we’ve all made that mistake, at some point.
Remember you have friends in town, if you need anything.
We were lucky that we caught it when we did. That’s for sure.
Ok, I have 600gigs worth of stuff backing up. Now, it’s movie time
Today’s movie is The Moth Diaries. The DVR write up:
Troubled boarding school student Rebecca suspects that a mysterious newcomer is a vampire who’s targeting her best friend Lucy, and finds her suspicions confirmed when the staff and students begin dying under bizarre circumstances
I chose this movie only because its the shortest of the four
Coarse language, violence, & nudity. Hooray
What strange opening credits
All pathetic virgins
Squee! Let’s play hockey
The new girl
Your life here will be a moral a spiritual journey.
Really? Have you seen these girls
The teacher is totally coming on to her
Now they’re braiding each others hair
Vanessa speaks perfect German
Sorry, it’s Arnessa, not Vanessa
Speaking of which, Arnessa is acting all creepy
She’s all wet
Arnessa can’t polish her own shoes
Spying on Arnessa
A nosebleed is a sign of good luck
She’s invading my mind
A person becomes a vampire if they die unseen
What happens if you change your mind right in the middle of sex?
Arnessa doesn’t like insense
It’s all Arnessa and her crazy drugs fault
My God, it’s full of moths
Going back to Arnessa’s room
Ther has to be a rational explanation
That was no accident
Lucy, I’m sorry
Awww, the girls are hugging
Arnessa is really tall
Sarah, do me!
Ms. Bobby makes Arnessa swim laps every day. She’s so mean
She’s going to get lucky tonight
Voyerism at its best
Arnessa spends too much time with Lucy
Lucy should be named Mina
I think her life would be easier if Arnessa stopped showing up in her dreams
Oh nos. Lucy is at the hospital
The flowers are dying
Bathroom break!back in a bit
A coupe of well reviewd games the App Store have went free for a while:
I’m back. Checked my backup while I was up, it says it’s only about half way through
Now, where was I? Oh yes, strange things are afoot at this all girls boarding school
What’s Ernessa doing in the basement. And what’s that horrible smell
Let’s talk in the car. BSA ha ha ha
Why can Ernessa see Lucy and not me?
You disrespectful chid
Ooooooh, the teacher is going to get in trouble
Look at yourself
Ow, that was mean
The moths, the moths
Teaching Lucy to fly
Death to Lucy
A visit with the councillor
Nothing will save you
Her dreams are getting freakier and freakier
Don’t do it.
Sneaking into the basement
Ernessa has a chest full of dirt
It was me all along
Burn baby, burn
Heading towards the light
The movie’s over. As far as these things go, it was ok.
The production manager’s first name is Vlad. I find this amusing
If his middle names are Ian and Michael and his surname is Paler..run!
Coulda been a whaler, coulda been a taylor, instead he became Norman Mailer.
Saw ‘Flight’ today, enjoyed it.
Hubby has made me watch the twilight movies because he liked to keep up on what’s important to the kids. I’m hoping, since he’s dealing with (slightly) older kids, that means we won’t have to see Beautiful Creatures)
It’s just me for dinner tonight. I’m having macaroni and cheese. Healthy
I bought four boxes of smarties today. Hubby asked for smarties cookies so that’s what I’m going to make tomorrow
This is one cultural divide I will probably never be able to cross.
I also wasn’t thinking of M&Ms when she said that. American Smarties Cookies = blecch!
Now smarty hottie cookies….
Dead Sara’s new record may be the best record of 2012. I say that a lot, dont I?
Regardless, Emily Armstrong has to have one of the BEST voices in music. Period.
On an unrelated note, I’m quite enjoying Sleeping Dogs. Although I did have this one side quest. Basically I had to beat up as many monks as I could, I quit the task after I had 100 monks down and my health was still at 50%. I’m the queen reaction shots.
I’m having difficulty getting past the first fight, bloody gangsters keep getting back up.
We just finished watching the movie, The Raid: Redemption.
Excellent martial arts.
I challenge The Energizer Bunny to script a PBP of this one.
Goodnight :chocolate affaire:
Note: we did check out the Chocolate Affaire Festival in Glendale today, but no martial arts fights broke out.
At least not while were there.
Although some controversy over who ripped off who, the new Dredd flick has a similar plot to the Raid, worth checking out.
I really dont think either of these flicks would have ripped the other off. Coincidences can be simple coincidences. Either way, both films I found delightful
Mega City is a such a unique setting, with the Judge’s fanatical approach to law enforcement part of the joke. I’ll watch Dredd, but I’m concerned that both of those elements were utterly lost.
Well the budget is limited, so Mega City One is not quite as impressive as portrayed in the comics, but the character of Dredd and his dedication to ‘The Law’ is well captured.
Your crap joke for a lazy Sunday:
Two elderly gentlemen, who had been without sex for several years, decided they needed to visit a cat-house for some tail….. When they arrived, the madam took one look at them and decided she wasn’t going to waste any of her girls on these two old men.
So she used “blow-up” dolls instead. She put the dolls in each man’s room and left them to their business.
After the two men were finished, they started for home and got to talking.
The first man said, “I think the girl I had was dead. She never moved, talked or even groaned… how was it for you?”
The second man replied, “I think mine was a witch.”
The first man asked, “How’s that?” “Well,” said the second man, “when I nibbled on her breast…..she farted and flew out the window!”
For those (in the U.S.) interested and didn’t see them already on the web – SyFy is running the Battlestar Galactica “Blood and Chrome” pilot/movie tonight.
Disappointing that SyFy didn’t run with this. So much more promise that Caprica.
Funny, all those uses don’t sound like an outdated device at all. Of course, our two 1st gen Ipads are still rockin along. Haven’t really seen anything with the newer ones to justify an upgrade.
My five year plan is to read more of the works of Dan Simmons…
I’ve read a bunch of his stuff, if you need recommendations. What have you done already?
All the Hyperion books (including the Endymion sequels)
Ilium and it’s sequel.
I just “liked” the paperback re-release of “The Crook Factory”, which is easily my favorite of his non-Hyperion books.
I only read the first Ilium. Blecch.
Drood was a frustrating read, but it has many, many memorable and effective parts.
The Terror is excellent, but pretty bleak, and apparently not for everyone.
Hm. I guess I’ve read less of Dan Simmons than I’d originally thought…. I know his horror books are well-liked too.
CW: House of Cards (US) Part 2
I’m enjoying this. Sly B not so much.
Saw “ARGO” tonight. Good film. Nice job by Mr. Affleck to draw attention to a guy who did a great, forgotten thing.
… and “Thank you” Canada.
Was annoyed by the “Evil Dead” promo. Looks like they took a dark comedy/horror/camp film and turned it into an intense/creepy/serious/horror flick.
Meh. I hate it when they decide my deliciously different junk food needs to be upgraded to bland, standardized “healthy and nutritions”.
Wouldn’t call it “bland”. Looks like they’re actually incorporating the tree rape in this one. But yes, if your point is that this is yet another unnecessary “re-imagining” then you are correct.
I almost wonder if they hired producer/director who just didn’t get what made the original such a cult hit … and he/she/it decided they were going to “fix” it.
Possible but with Bruce Campbell supposedly so heavily involved youd think the opposite. I really think they just wanted to re-imagine and not remake the film. Either way not really looking forward to it.
Is the difference between re-making, re-invisioning and re-imagining something like the difference between shit, crap, and feces?
Another manic Monday.
I have the sneezes. What’s that about?
I’m allergic to Mondays too.
Ok, seriously. I can stop sneezing any time now.
It’s free on the App Store, not sure how pratical it is but cool to write out your Maths with your finger:
Finally. I don’t know what’s in the air but my nose sure didn’t like it.
So I watched “Iron Sky” this weekend. Not exactly sure how to describe it. I did enjoy it though. Also, I finished reading “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.” I also enjoyed it, but will save comments for another time.
Yes, but you have the opportunity to kill the six fingered man!
I plan to never leave the table. I’ve been to this a few times, back when I could handle it. It’s insane.
At first glance I thought that read -
“opportunity to kill the six figured man”
Open season on the 2% ?
Why the ugh?
My comment above sort of covers it. Last year, there were so many people, they got shut down by the fire marshall until some of them left. I just don’t do well in noisy, stressed environments anymore. Luckily, like I said, I can sit behind the desk and not have to be part of the masses
“Never go against an Andean Condor when hockey is on the line”!
Talk about giving your opponents the bird!
CW: Once Upon a Time S2E13
And sipping some hazelnut flavoured Bailey’s
Once pon a time doesn’t really work.
I watched season one of Once Upon a Time, but lost more and more interest as the show went on. Mostly disappointed in how Charming acts on this side. I have heard that season 2 is getting a lot better. Is it worth trying to catch up again?
I would say yes, but Charming is still a non entity this season.
I wouldn’t care if he was a non-entity. Just can’t get over how he can be so astoundingly devoted in the other realm and such a wishy washy duchebag in this one. Everyone else retains the core elements of their personalities. He is exactly opposite. Doesn’t make sense.
Watching Ameiie on the PS3 using the netflix app.
It’s a subtitle film, so the picture is shrunk to a small rectangle with the subtitles below the film…WTF!
…and the film is still as charming and quirkey as I remember.
Tautou = whoawoo!
I finished Friday Night Lights and now am watching S1 of Scandal as my work-out show. I’m really liking it! But only have 4 more episodes – any recommendations for my next one?
Ever watched Farscape? It’s one of my favorite scifi shows.
I’m just starting that one again. Watched the “premiere” episode the other night.
BTW, watched “Rare Exports” last night on Netflix instant watch. Knew nothing about what was coming other than that it was supposed to be really good. Very surprised at where it went and it was completely awesome.
RP and now CPIMM: Like Swimming – Morphine
CW: Walking Dead
Travel firming up for the next few weeks. 2/18-2/24 Phoenix, primarily at the airport. Then 2/25ish-2/28ish Atlantic City, primarily at a TSA facility. Lots of travel, lots of research, and beer from many lands. Life is good.
Whut? Were we grabbing a beer or something while you’re here?
Of course we’re grabbing a beer while I’m in Phoenix. Micro meetup?
– driveby with frozen fingers –
/what hitting the post three times sounds like
My laptop says I do not have enough disk space to install updates. What do I do?!?!?!?!?!
Get some writable media and move some old stuff off your laptop, and/or uninstall any software you have no intention of using in the near future. I’ve been through similar situations before. :)
Rafs! #could have gone either way
But when it doesnt arent you supposed to complain about that refs? Cause its never your team who sucks… amirite?
“Breakfast, shmreakfast. Look at the score, for Christ’s sake. It’s only the second period and I’m up 12 to 2. Breakfasts come and go, Rene, but Hartford, “the Whale,” they only beat Vancouver once, maybe twice in a lifetime.”
LostRalph makes delicious fried chicken.
I could see him in a casserole with a nice Chianti but I wouldn’t have though of going fried chicken with him.
I’m 22 minutes away from finishing A Memory of Light (in the epilouge right now).
So, to follow it up with something light and fluffy, I’m downloading “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep” to prepare for Palooza Ultima (Runner-rooooza?)
Finished Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Will watch Blade Runner over the long weekend
So, Phoenix, in May, with the candlestick?
I see what you did there.
Hit by a Mack Truck, then pong-ponged between 2 Mack Trucks then run over by a monster Truck then have a hail storm pound my lifeless body = todays shift in 3D.