Chocolate Chip Show Notes.
Less than a month until the mmmmeetup! Jack will send out an e-mail regarding this. No, really? He says he really will.
Ed From Texas Justa J0e
Justa J0e (first comment of the week)
Have you sent in your ear buddies content yet?
NHL Playoff time! Join our playoff movie pool. Apologies to those who don’t care about hockey.
Congrats to Lo Pan the hockey pool winner.
Jack met Joe Haldeman on the weekend. He’s now a happy camper.
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461 thoughts on “Unshow Seventy-Five”
First game I bought for my Atari ST:
US Gold conversion of Gauntlet
Jerky scrolling, no voice samples, and fewer on screen enemies, made a poor conversion
Gauntlet 2 for the ST was better.
Elf shot the food!
I don’t remember my first game
Well that wadn’t my first game, just the first for the Atari ST.
Bong yes, but not video games.
Even as a kid, I didn’t like games. Board/card games yes, but not video games.
Wizard is about to die.
I only played Gauntlet in the arcade 🙂
I had a Tandy colour computer (coco) as my first gaming device.
I guess, in the next couple of weeks, I should make an effort to locate my passport.
I’m a Deadpan hugger.
Show notes are done! I give slightly less odds on them being posted than Jack sending his e-mail.
Erm, cut him some slack?
Can I cut him a vest instead? :sideways:
Jack knows I love him. *hugs both Jack and Lo Pan*
On a side note, Jack, Cj and I have been sending a storm of e-mails. Coincidence? I think not.
Are are far too obsessed with hockey.
Except we’ve been sending mmmeetup e-mails, not hockey.
Sent you an e-mail Van.
Just teasing TEB.
Work is being that way again today. Really I do try to work but sometimes work decides to try me.
All my deadpans have finally downloaded this morning!
Now … off to take the auto to the dealership and LEAVE IT THERE til they find and fix it’s problem.
I never had this problem with any of my Hondas.
Im at the dealership too, waiting for the Auto Mechanic Gods to be merciful to me and the ‘omnious sounds’ my vehicle is making. Good Luck to us both.
currently driving loaner … feeling of ??? setting in.
CP: Democracy Now!
*cough* thug *cough*
My first Atari game was River Raid, I believe.
Energizer Bunny & Jack– I need to clarify my NHL choice & movies.
1.The Cutting Edge
2. The phoenix Lights Doc
I’m hoping I loose to you. 🙂
As some of you know, I volunteer behind the scenes at a literary convention. Our cut off date for a certain price was March 31st. I had someone ask me a question about registration before then. I just found out the person who has all the paper copies of the registration info only checks her email once or twice a month. grrrr. I think we will have to pay someone the difference in registration amount between March 31st and now, just to be fair.
I called up the girl who had the info and gave her heck. I was not a happy camper.
Van, it turns out ditto is leaving about the same time as us so will be able to do the touristy thing on Monday with us.
Yes. We are looking forward to it. 🙂
Oh, you say that now!
Have to work on the lung capacity.
Oh… I thought the “thud” was the capacity of something…else
I think I’m going to go for a walk. It’s a little chilly but the sun is shining so brightly it just begs to be basked in. I wish I was a cat.
Cuteness alert for you Dr. Who fans
@EmergencyPuppy: I’m working on a screenplay: Doctor Who becomes a kitten, fights adorable daleks. #bowtie http://t.co/gvx0uqXq
Haven’t actually got away for my walk yet. Work decided it’s going to behave now.
I wonder if I’ll have time to do a play by play this afternoon.
Ok, now I’m going to try the walk thing.
ditto & Van, further to the e-mail I sent earlier. Did I ever tell you I hate horses?
Well there goes the Western fantasy…
If you really, really want to go horse back riding I’ll do it but that’s only because you’re special 😉
Ah no, never felt the urge to be honest, plus I’m rather heavy and it wouldn’t be fair to the horse.
Thank goodness. We can cross that off the list I sent earlier then.
Also, I know I said, “we” were discussing… I also know that it’s more me than we but that’s just the way I am.
We’ll do our own Stampede Week. Great idea, Bunny!
Still no walk. Have determined I’ll be going after lunch.
Off to see this pair tonight in concert:
You see a lot of live musicians. I think I’m a teeny bit jealous.
For a moment, I thought you were going to say you were seeing this pair.
as well as “whump”
So in the last 24hours I’ve received 15 e-mails regarding the mmmmeetup and I’ve sent nine.
As I mentioned before, a storm.
sent ten now.
Taking a break from my work (yes, some days I really do work)and am going to do dishes, then lunch with a friend. I wonder if I can save the rest of my work until tomorrow…
My lunch date is late!
CP: Rambunctious Boy — John Fogerty
Awesome! zeFrank has a new show.
Wow, I forgot that I’d even missed Ze Frank.
Etiquette question of the Day:
A police escorted funeral procession is driving in the opposite direction as you are driving. Are you obligated to stop your car until it passes?
I don’t believe you have to, but you can if you want. You should yield right of way to them.
I yield the right of way if it is safe to do so. At least on a two lane. On a four lane road I will pull to the right and slow.
I think it is more etiquette than obligation/regulation. I also believe that may vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction so if you aren’t on your home turf, you may want to err on the side of “over polite”.
note: I do NOT pull over for Ze Frank, though I may slow down.
The guest of honor won’t be offended, regardless of what you do.
That is true, but heaven forbid I piss off the 5-0!
I’ve selected my second movie: “RoboCop 3”
Or conversely, you can watch the “Nevermore: The Year of the Voyager” DVD in its entirety.
I’ll claim the Boston Bruins.
You’ll claim the Charlestown Chiefs and you’ll like it.
Oh, you think so, do you?!?!?!!!!
I know Desert Pixie asked about the Boston Bruins a while ago but, since Phoenix got into the playoffs, has claimed them. I’m not sure if she’s doing both or has dropped Boston for Phoenix.
Ive kicked Boston to the curb.
to the curb.
BLEED ALL OVER ‘EM! Let ’em know you’re there….
The trouble with being so far behind on podcasts (remember, podcast addict here) is when one changes formats, you learn about it with 10 left to go…. and it doesn’t pertain to you anymore. Time to delete the podcasts Vern.
*Note, this does not include Deadpan. Deadpan is exempt from above statement 😛
Are you talking to us through the window?
One could argue that point since the computer I am using is an HP with Windows 7
I don’t know if it’s available to our friends beyond the U.S. Borders, but Itunes has the first two episodes of “The Legend of Korra” currently available for free.
My wife complained that my daughter and I watched the first episode without her. So, I had my Apple TV fired up and we decided to see if Itunes had the first episode for free the way Amazon did. I was surprised when, after the first episode finished, it rolled into the second one in the same file. I think that is the way Nickelodeon will be premiering the series this weekend.
Anyway, the 2nd episode was even better than the first. We are hooked.
I haven’t watched any of the original. Should I wait until I have?
Ed, it is available by other methods.
… and in other TV series news, I was about one plot device away from washing my hands of Mad Men.
That is all.
Share your pain with MM JJ.
Dammit. This time I lost Grunt & Miranda.
Grin & Bare It ?
Think and Grin.
Sit and Spin.
CP: Latest Coverville
I still dig the Shatner version of ‘Common People’.
I’ll get my coat.
I want in on the hockey playoffs betting! :happy:
I’d like to claim the Florida Panthers, and I’ll accept the movies that have been suggested (Cocoon and Miami Vice). I also posted this as a comment to the blog post with the chart in it.
If someone else already beat me to that team, just give me one of the other unassigned ones.
Florida shall be yours, Amy. I’ll leave those movies, but please feel free to replace them with your own.
And I hope you lose 😉
I just wrote 992 words of commentary on High Fidelity – the book, the movie (I watched it tonight), and how I relate to them. Whew. I’ll have to either cut that down a bit or split it up into multiple segments. Or both. I’ll record it tomorrow or the next day.
Can you count that towards NaNoWriMo ? 😉
LOL! 😆 I could if it were November, but it’s not. I can’t count them toward this month’s Script Frenzy, either, because they’re not in script format. (I could put them in script format, but I try not to pad out any of my manuscripts for these challenges.)
Just watched Attack the Block. It’s not for everyone, but damn if it isn’t good cheesy fun for the right audience.
“but damn if it isn’t good cheesy fun for the right audience.”
Used to be, I could insert “Karen Ann Quinlan?” here for the cheap, off color, obscure chuckle … but I’m not sure there is a current equivalent.
Ok movie choice for the Hockey playoff, do they have to be crap?
I don’t think so, Van. What ever you like.
Now.. time for a walk.
Back in a bit.
Good Morning Pan.
You know it’s going to be a rough morning when you haven’t been to work even a half hour and you are flipping off your co-worker over the cubicle wall.
When it escalates to actually flipping your co-worker over the cubicle wall, it could be time to re-valuate.
… also, get video of that ‘kay ?
Was that the premise of “Gleeming the Cube”? I know Christian Slater had a penchant for flipping people.
“Coming this summer, Christian Slater IS … The Cubist”
Dibs on royalties!
Well Pan off to the cinema to see this film:
..and so it was.
‘Hacker’ goes free for a while:
Downloading this just sounds like trouble.
Is that an insult or an action?
Make it Hacker-Pschorr and I’m there.
Four Pschorr and seven beers ago…
BTW, I’ll take Nashville as a 2nd team tonight, if they remain unclaimed.
And since I’ve brought up the hockeymania:
Vancouver in 6
St. Louis in 4
Phoenix in 5
Nashville in 7
Ottawa in 7(!)
Boston in 6
New Jersey in 6
Pittsburgh in 7
I’ll need to think about my predictions.
As for my movie selection, I’ll go with something different: “Summer Wars” with “Memento” as the alternate.
It certainly makes you wonder…
Wow, David Simon must hang out with Alan Moore. These articles are skimmable:
And, for good measure, Barack scores some cool points:
Under oh so funny, a furry convention wants to do some cross promotion with the literary convention I work with. http://www.fureh.ca/
I’m not sure what to make of that.
Make sure they wash?
I told him “Were we a popular culture convention I would agree cross-marketing may be effecting. However, we are not a popular culture event, but a literary event. Any shared demographic would be coincidental. We wish you well with your convention and recommend you speak with Edmonton’s popular culture convention for cross-marketing opportunities. http://purespec.org/ You may also try the pop culture horror con that recently started here in Calgary. http://www.facebook.com/CalgaryHorrorCon”
We don’t really have much in common.
Is your Con a pure, non-genre literary convention? Did I know that you were involved with this?
Would unshaven-in-years writers such as Alan Moore or George R.R. Martin qualify as guests for a furry lit con?
Yes you knew I was involved, Jack. The is the one John keeps encouraging me to back out of (for health reasons not because he’s against it). http://www.whenwordscollide.org/
It’s not non-gener so much as it’s all genres. Last year, one of our best received panes was one that was put on by the mystery writers. They brought in a major crimes cop who did a presentation.
The second best was considered to be one put on by the romance writers. Nothing sells like sex.
I’ve been putting together a list of all the anime I’ve watched. It’s a bit frightening.
Having a poor memory can be an advantage at times.
True. I never used /played in WoW. I didn’t want to know.
That was fun
Agreed. Would love to have been an eyewitness.
CP: Hung The Moon — Better Than Ezra
So since it is all on video tape, how will he back away from all of these things he just said to try and appeal to the main stream?
NHL Playoff predictions:
Vancouver in 6
St. Louis in 5
Chicago in Se7en
Nashville on The 6th Day
New York in 8 Seconds
Boston in 48 Hrs
Jersey in 9 1/2 Weeks
Philly after Welcoming Home Roscoe Jenkins
Here is your playoff schedule
LA (unclaimed) vs Vancouver (Vanamonde)
San Jose (unclaimed) vs St. Louis (unclaimed)
Chicago (TEB) vs. Phoenix (Desert Pixie)
Detroit (Rhettro) vs. Nashville (Jack)
Ottawa (UsedHair) vs. New York R (Lo Pan)
Washington (EssBee) vs. Boston (Ditto)
New Jersey (Jack) vs. Florida (Amy Bowen)
Philadelphia (unclaimed) vs. Pittsburgh (Cynful)
It’s not too late to claim one of the three unclaimed
sorry 4 unclaimed
Although, since the playoffs have started, if you are going for an unclaimed, I’d do it soon.
Huzzah! Approval from the HOA has finally come through for the pool. We should get to have it staked out next week.
Congrats, Ed! Let me be the first to say:
I predict many a “cannonball!!!!!” is on the horizon. 🙂
If you’re going to use words like, “top shelf,” “premium” & “platinum” all in the same advertisement, to describe your so-called delicious beer — then Im guessing you are really just over-compensating Bud Light.
/craft beer novice officiando
I tried to sleep in this morning but the cat wasn’t having any of it.
Good morning my Pannite friends.
Saw American Reunion last night.
If you liked the first film, especially the music, then you’ll enjoy and appreciate this one. I did. I laughed audibly, probably annoying the 5 other people in the theater, but that’s what you get for going to a movie with me on a Wednesday night.
*spoiler – Rebecca De Mornay was just about the best part of the movie, but only if you recognized her and are old enough to remember her best line from Risky Business.
I looked at the calendar.
It is Thursday.
3 weeks from today…
I second that OMGTEHSQUEEEEEEEEEEEE :heart:
Actually, later today I’m shopping for travel size stuff. Shampoo, toothpaste, etc.
I was a bit dubious about taking liquids so was resigned to buying stuff when I actually get there.
I get my last bathroom quote today. Then we have to make a decision. We’re pretty sure who we’re going with so, unless this guy really wows me, I’m really just going through the motions at this point.
This is probably who is going to do our bathroom http://www.contemporarybathrooms.ab.ca/
I went on the website of the person we’re seeing today and was not impressed. It helps your professional image if your web site at least works http://www.3dogconstruction.com/
Hey Van, on a travel related note, you said you were taking only a carry-on bag. While this is a very good idea since you’re probably transferring planes (are there any direct flights from England to Arizona?), make sure you go on whatever website and know what you can and cannot bring on your carry on. The US is really sticky about what you can bring on a plane. For a while there, I know they even disallowed (disposable) razors. I don’t know if that’s still the case but you might want to double check just to be sure.
Van, we’ll have a car, so can go buy you sundries if you need. And snacks! And things.
I also have a car. LOL
Van’s staying with Jack. I’m sure he’ll also take Van shopping if needs be. Unless, you know, Jack wants to go all psycho with our British friend and decides to lock him in the house or something. Just sayin’
Puts a new twist on American Psycho
I think the message here is that nobody wants Van going to the store with me?
I’m happy to go in a store with anybody.
I’m kidding, (hopefully) obviously.
As long as someone chaperones. . .
You can take us to the store ANYTIME Ess…
Aw, shucks . . .
Will do TEB, i’ve already paid for the TSA check, and checked weight limits.
While I am looking forward to seeing/hugging you all next month, I need to get through my trip from hell next week first. Dallas M-W; red eye to DC W night; DC W-S.
Wow. I feel for you Ess
Oh yeah, Van. No wobbling your collies before hand! You will have fun and like it young man!
Are we still doing a live PBP?
I think it’d be fun!
Mystery Deadpan Theatre 3000 ?
So, there are these contract people worker types that have taken over 1/2 of the office space area in which I work.
They have some tool they use over there that they refer to ALL DAY as the “tardis” and I know it’s not what they mean!
Days are better with #
Just not many when the Daleks arrive.
Annnnd… tomorrow (most likely) the news people are coming to my house to talk to me about my avid use of social media to save money.
I’m like gonna have 30 more seconds of “fame” in my life. go me.
Are you metering out your alloted 10 minutes in small increments or will this put you into overtime?
CP: I Can’t Turn You Loose — The Blues Brothers
Crap joke for the day, No.1:
Just competed in the workd blindfolded masturbation championship….. Fuck knows where I came….
I was sitting on a train, doing a crossword when i asked this German guy sitting opposite,
“Four down, three letters, abbreviation of value added tax, any ideas?”
So i repeated the question …
*Getting Van his trenchcoat*
Blood Red Shoes
He has a thing about poorly loaded dishwashers. . .
It’s 6am and bunny is in the house
Where I am off for a walk.
We had a butt load of snow last night. No walks for this bunny.
A couple of weeks ago we were watching Grimm. One of the characters were given giant chocolate chip cookies. Hubby asked why my cookies are never that big. Guess what I’m baking today. I don’t think they’ll fit in my cookie jars.
“I don’t think they’ll fit in my cookie jars.”
Later today, we will be watching the zombie flick The Devil’s Playground http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1453245/
Is it just me or has zombies been done to death?
Usually “to death” and then back to life and then “to death” again.
Hmmm… maybe THAT should have been the Lion King’s “Circle of life”.
Amy: are you coming to the mmeeetup?
Did I happen to mention I really like this guy?
NDT bringing the “reasonable”.
He has a bi-weekly podcast that I listen to.
wait, is bi-weekly the right term. It’s every other week, not twice a week. Hmmm…
I think if he is equally attracted to both weeks then that is the correct term.
Although, right now, this is my favourite podcast. They are only about five minutes long but quite fun. http://www.pulpgamer.com/thebobandangusshow/
I loves me some Bob and Angus.
I have to clean a bathroom that’s not going to clean itself. Then cookies.
After lunch, prepare for zombie madness
Well I’m off to the flicks, to see this movie:
Haven’t seen a western at the cinema for a long, long, time.
You see a lot of movies at the theatre. I’m a tiny bit jealous.
Well there was that minimalist western about settlers, but that was just weird.
Are you saying weird movies don’t count? Then I guess I “haven’t” seen a lot of movies.
Well no, but if I wanted to know how hard the settlers had it I would read a history book.
It didn’t make a compelling narrative.
Yeah, my Think Geek order has shipped. Should be able to get it when I’m in Arizona.
And yes Word Press, my spelling is correct!!! I don’t care if you don’t like the Canadian spellings of flavour, colour, theatre, etc. Stop underling them in red as I type!! Just you can’t understand true English, it’s not my problem.
just you = just because you.
*sigh* I think my rant would have been more effective if it actually was correct.
if it = if it was *sigh* I think I’m going to give up now.
nope, on double checking, my wording was correct the second time. Maybe it’s my eyes that are broken.
Blame Daniel Webster
Casablanca is playing on the TV, I’m almost tempted not to go out.
There, my bathroom is clean. When I was getting quotes, I was trying to get something in a self cleaning model but nobody would quote for that.
Cookie making time!
Hubby reads a lot of Black Library books. He was almost squealing in pleasure to find out this was coming to our area. http://www.chestermerepubliclibrary.com/blacklibraryexpo
(side note: Chestermer is to Calgary what Tempe is to Pheonix. Might as well be the same thing *shrug*
Bunny, we may need to get you to the Scottsdale Games Workshop store while you’re here.
Or not. Hubby is into Warhammer, not me. Is the Scottsdale Games Workshop different or bigger than Calgary’s?
Umm, I doubt it. I had no idea the GW stores were all that common.
Bookman’s (a rather large) used book/media store here in town had a bunch of old Warhammer RPG books when I was there this week, Bunny.
Nope. If hubby wants to indulge his warhammerness he can come to Arizona himself. Besides, we have The Sentry Box. Canada’s largest (or is it second largest?) gaming store. They have a bunch of used game books too. Not just Warhammer
Cookies are now out of the oven. Instead of making two dozen normal sized cookies, I made eight giant ones. Anything to please my hubby. :kissing:
Well as long as only your hubby eats them (well you did mention Grimm)…
I promise, blood was not one of the ingredients
CP: Colour — KooKooKitchen
I was trying to find more info on my Playoff status and ran across this. Maybe you can adapt this to your own teams 🙂
ditto: you won the first game!
Van, you saw that minimalist settlers movie which was supposed to be dreadfully slow?
The last Western I saw in the theater was True Grit. Before that. . . . . . . . . . . Back to the Future III?
Alas it’s name escapes me.
Blackthorn had some impressive scenery and a so so plot.
It was this one:
The weatherman said we got 17cm of snow last night. (approx 7″). I love spring time in Calgary
Ok people, you knew it was going to happen. It’s movie time!
Today’s movie is The Devil’s Playground
The DVR write-up: a tough as nails mercenary is charged with finding a woman who’s immune to a zombie plague that has taken over London
Rated 18a? Wow,
The camera’s are watching
RAK295 is the culprit
I don’t think that’s standard testing practice
They had a pregnant lady as a test subject?
They must find patient 1
Meanwhile… Man excel is released from prison
*sigh*. I’m not even going to try retranslating this one
Wow, that was uncalled for
Really dude. What the hell?
7 years bad luck
Van, I know your not in London but I’m hoping you still know, what is that bullet shaped building? I’ve seen it in a few things. It looks cool.
The president of the company is not amused
We have twizzlers on the coffee table. I think I’ve had six already today… And no lunch. I really need to rethink my eating habits
29,999 failures out of 30k trials. Those went well
Joe killed a kid. Wait, where does Joe fit in this?
It’s good to know British police are treated with the same deference as all other cops in films
John Heely is hung. Even his underwear can’t mask it. Either that or he stuffs his shorts
He’s all veiny… And dead
The lighting effects are really unnecessary
Cole’s been bitten
Wait, several gunshots don’t take him out but a small aluminum tray that holds medical instruments on the top of the head does? Talk about soft spot.
Also Van, why is there a giant ass ferris wheel in the middle of London? I would love to ride that. Not hubby though, he doesn’t do heights well
Every man for himself!
I’m still trying to figure out where the excop con fits in
Cole, wake up
Poor Cole, he knows he’s doomed
Cole is badass, I’m going to call him honey badger
Not only do you get zombified, you get giant red veins running over your skin
You don’t need to flash back on what the doctor said, it was only five minutes ago that he said it
Wow, these zombies are really athletic
Well hello. You’re not likely to drown in water are you
Can they get to the chopper?
The excop thinks ther is something strange going on out there
I don’t keep a hammer in my kitchen drawers
I’m still not clear on the B story
Actually, I’m not 100% on the A story
Oh, now I get the connection
Running from the zombies
Holy crap, those zombies are world class sprinters
Ah, the happy reunion
It’s not easy to run long distance, over a dirt road in heels
Will they kill cole?
I don’t get it. Why don’t they just make a bunch of that surimi?
Can’t stop the zombies
The city is deserted. Really, where did all the cars go. Do zombies drive?
Zombies are afraid of the water. Well, the Thames anyway
Puzzle: how do you fit 9 people in a 4 seat helicopter?
Plotting for a seat
This cop is hardy. Everybody else turned into a zombie in minutes, he’s lasted hours
What happened to joey’s sling?
Cole makes the connection
Cole’s not happy
I don’t like you either
Monday looks clear, maybe I’ll do another play by play then
They are all afraid of her
Plotting to kill
Wow, that was some bass note, my couch vibrated
Here they come
That was mean
Burn baby burn
Don’t burn baby zombies. They don’t have teeth to break through to the brains.
He doesn’t look well
The helicopter is a little worse for wear
A motorcycle? How… Convenient
A fishing hut is safe right? Right?
Think of the baby!
They are really not nice
He’s no killer
Killed his friend
She wants to save them all. Isn’t that precious?
They have 12 hours
She’s the only hope
The van rolled. Everyone seems ok
Well, except cole, but he wasn’t ok to begin with
Everything’s getting all emotional
The helecopter’s broken
Everybody’s running and screaming
Joey’s been bit
Angie runs off, cole and joe stave off the hords
You know, as far as zombie movies go, this one waste all that bad
Sorry, it should have been, wasn’t that bad
Good reasons why the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame isn’t.
Is this why Axl refused his nomination?
CHIC AND BLACK FLAGG = YES!!!!!
Rush and Dick Dale arent already in? Would have thought otherwise completely.
The Phoenix Zoo on an amazingly beautiful day like today is so incredibly made of win.
End Of Line
Colour me impressed:
Worth it for the article title alone.
“Now that his team has proven that Hubble can spot auroras on Uranus, Lamy hopes to get more of Hubble’s observation time.”
Well Deadpanites. I’m looking for ideas for a short B… thingie to watch and do a play by play on while in Deadpan Land. It should only be half an hour and is available either on DVD or through US Netflix. Right now I’m leaning towards an episode of Samurai Pizza Cats because, well, the title says it all. But I am open to suggestions as well. Captain Cave Man or Jabber Jaw is also an idea simply because they are silly. (Thunder Cats anyone?). It doesn’t have to be animated but, lets face it, those old cartoons were about half an hour and definitely B
My kids have been watching 80’s Voltron cartoons thanks to a DVD set they inherited. Voltron wasn’t my thing, but I can only imagine that Transformers and GI Joe from back then probably don’t hold up as well as I would hope.
Are old Muppet Show episodes available on Netflix?
Muppets aren’t B. they still stand up to the test of time
Old Eps of Johny Qwest?
Samurai Pizza Cats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If only so I can annoy you all singing the theme out of tune.
Me to Van, me too
Unfortunately, it looks like they haven’t release the DVD to north America. Don’t know if it’s available in Netflix (I’d look but Canada doesn’t have the same selection as US). We may just have to see what’s available and make a decision when in Arizona
Blood Red Shoes.
I both love and hate Steam sales.
Have you been giving into temptation?
*sigh* yup. Luckily it only cost me $25 today. Almost finished downloading Might and Magic Heroes VI (special edition)
My house is overrun with 10-year-olds. I’m shocked that I even have this moment free to post about it.
Apparently, on Tuesday’s and Wednesday only through June, this website will offer free sff e books http://www.phoenixpick.com/
Let’s go Washington!!!
ditto?! You see what she did here? ditto??? ditto!!!!
Them’s fightin’ words!
The Vancouver Cafucks are the 2012 version of the 1998 Colorado Avalanche.
So far anyway. Jus’ sayin.
Does that mean they are crap in English?
Or good, I have no knowledge of Colerado Avalanche means.
Unstoppable I would guess..
Ah so The Canadians are going to sweep through the championship like cholera swept through Lobdon in 1832?
“Crap in English”
Toms River is at the Jersey Shore, FYI.
I know there’s a Snooki/Ghostbusters joke in there somewhere. I’m just not finding it.
I know I should be rooting for New York… BUT FUCKING CHRIS NEIL YO!!! Love that bastard.
What team is he on?
Your Crap joke for today:
I took my inflatable doll back to the shop today because it seemed to have developed feelings and had started crying after we had sex.The lady said it hadn’t developed feelings, It just needed emptying!
No. Make him leave without it this time.
Harsh but fair.
Weetabix baked with golden syrup.
A strange taste if not an unpleasant one.
Alan Moore in so many words:
Mall Santa? WTF we don’t call shopping centres malls in the UK.
So, Shopping Centre Santa? SCS? Or just scary guys in red suits?
We have malls here in Canada. Just saying.
Strangely there is a company in the Uk that sells sofas that is called SCS.
Perhaps they do in Lobdon…
On an unrelated note. I can’t play the game I purchased from Steam yesterday. When I try to enter the game key, it keeps telling me that it’s incorrect so I can’t play. Went on the Steam forums, turns out this was a common problem this weekend for Heroes VI. There was no solution on the forums so I sent Steam a message (probably like everybody else). I’m assuming I won’t hear anything back until Monday at the earliest, as I haven’t yet. Not a happy camper here.
..and there was a great wailing and gnashing of teeth in the land of the maple leaf.
And everywhere else apparently. From what I can see, everybody who bought this game through the Steam Sale is having this issue. UBI Soft has said they will look into on the next business day (Monday). A lot of people are asking for refunds.
On a more sobering note:
So can anybody reccomend a good trackball?
I want to use The Onlive service more, but playing a FPS with a trackpad is just asking for RSI, and I don’t have much room to manoeuvre where I use my laptop.
Sorry I can’t help you Van. I’m a mouse and keyboard kind of gal.
There was a good one on the old Centipede arcade game. . .
In order to stave off another attack of nostalgia I will not mention Missile Command..oh bugger!
I have used a trackball with my desktop workstation for years.It has served faithfully.
It is a Logitech, “Trackman Marble”
I got it off of Ebay.
aaaaand, off to the mall :cheerful:
…and another crap joke:
Heard a comotion in the street outside my house, saw that a young lad had been knocked off his motorbike. So I rushed outside and pushed my way through the crowd shouting “Let me through”. Someone asked “Are you a doctor?”. I said “No it’s my pizza”
You may have your coat back now.
Annnnd begin day 2 of kid parties! It’ll be 8-year-old girls today.
It’s sort of like a siege.
I sympathize. Just got home from my 11 year old’s birthday party. My 7 year old’s was two weeks ago. Thankfully, I’m now done with kid birthdays for the rest for the year.
CW: US The Killing S2 E1&2
Oooooh the woman with the jumper makes a cameo.
Aaaannnnnnnd the Penguins are getting their wings clipped this series. They need to take these broken wings… and learn to fly again.
Um… except for you, Kris Letang. I’ll never never never never say anything negative about you ever. Ever.
Yes, I may need to fire up Netflix tonight and prep my contribution.
CP: Lobdon Calling – The Clash
Wondering if Jack survived the Kidpocolypse.
I’ve witnessed such Kidocolypses. Close to the Lobdon Blitz they are.
*desperately looks around for Van*
Sorry, Lo. You’ll have to go naked on that one.
No one wants that…
Hey guys, what have you been talking ab–
*backs slowly out of the room*
Hey Bunny!!! I would luuuuuuv one of thos new glow-in-the-dark Canadian coins. Can we make that happen? 🙂
ummm. Maybe? This is actually the first I’ve heard of it. Let me look into it and see what I can find out.
Spotted on a tweet by NS:
I’d rather spot an NS…
Having an honest to goodness thunderstorm this morning. Guess I’m out of practice at deep sleep as it woke me up.
Checking the local science writer’s blog, I found this interesting wind map that is updated hourly.
Coolest blow map evah!
Hubbyless until very late again tonight.
I looked it up. They don’t ship until May first which means, if I order them, I won’t get them until after the mmmeetup. I don’t mind ordering if you don’t mind waiting.
Hubby broke his coffee pot last night. This morning he started the day with Coke Zero.
On a different note, I think I lost a discussion John and I never had.
We were at Games Workshop on yesterday. He wanted some paints or something or other. While browsing the store, I found this cool griffin model. I ended up buying it, paints, clippers, knife, etc. (because heaven knows I couldn’t use his). I told hubby I had no intention of playing the game so I didn’t want any codexes or anything as I plan to never actually play. He’s still taking it as a win. *sigh*
Just double checked and my new game seems to be working now. Never did get an acknowledgement from UBISoft or Steam regarding my e-mails but, hey, I can play now so I’m taking it as a win.
…not that I can play right now, work and stuff, you know.
Off to get a coffee pot.
My apologies for not being present for the last week or so. I have guests staying with us so I have had no time for anything. If I owe anything or someone needs information from me about the playoff event, please contact me through usedhair at the g mailey kind of place and let me know. Again, sorry. I will get to this stuff, but I will not be able to catch up on comments.
That’s right, you apologize for having a life outside of Deadpan 😉
I’ve forgotten who Usedhair actually is.
Can I borrow some of those?
Couldn’t get just a pot so got a whole new coffee maker instead. At the rate we seem to go through these things, I got the cheapest programmable one I could get.
Charles Babbage would be proud:
I liked that
CP: The Lion’s Roar — First Aid Kit
Nothing like starting the week with cranky emails. . .
Happy f’in Monday, sir.
This is so awesome… I have no further words…
Are you referring to the fact that the aerial view looks like the Millennium Falcon?
Ah … went back and noticed the quote. 🙂
So far, its neen a *fabulous* Monday morning —
1. My ass is officially whooped from work. Boo.
2. My orange tabby, Woody, has bitched me out already. Twice.
Happy f’in Monday everyone.
ZP throws a shuriken at Ninja Gaiden 3:
Deservedly so. What a disappointment.
Currently, 7 feet from my office window, a guy in a Bob Cat is trying to remove a stump … that has a gas line running past it just a foot and a half to one side.
Might be a good idea to run.
I kind of agree with this:
Incoherent thought for the day:
So I’m watching the latest Game of Thrones episode, and for the first time I’m reminded of I, Claudius.
Oh more sex and gore, but a lot of the action happening off camera, just reminds me of that classic series.
Speaking of which … I saw this on the twittersphere –
“I wanna do you Dothraki style — from behind and slightly rapey. #gameofthroneisms”
I don’t get the reference but I think I do.
This is very cool. NASA images compiled into a fun video
CP: A. Wolf and Her Claws- All This Time
Sometimes Song of the Day is suprisingly good.
The considered alternative titles for Dr Strangelove:
“Dr. Strangelove’s Secret Uses of Uranus”
CP: Hold — Gravity Kills
I like ’em but I only have their first two albums.
Me too 🙂
I’m sure its been posted before, but its worth a repeat..
Just so you know, Jack isn’t late with his promised mmmmeetup. I know because I saw the draft last week. I think he’s still recovering from kid overload.
I desperately miss the band Pretty Girls Make Graves.