Undeadpan Palooza about Big Trouble in Little China, featuring:
Burton Mangan and Desert Pixie, with an appearance from Lo Pan himself.
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Undeadpan Palooza about Big Trouble in Little China, featuring:
Burton Mangan and Desert Pixie, with an appearance from Lo Pan himself.
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1,218 thoughts on “Wangapalooza: Big Trouble in Little China”
It’s been a while.
Now to go back to the French Revolution.
Thank you, Nick Cage
Recorded a Technorama tonight with Chuck, Brian Brown, and Kreg Steppe. Good times and lots of laughs! The episode should be out soon.
Why has the Canadian DP contingent not mentioned this before?
hurr derr….missed the new episode update again. So, I’ll have to repost this one:
A few weeks back, I picked up the Blu-Ray edition of “Legend” – the 1985 fantasy from Ridley Scott with Tom Cruise and Mia Sara. Always had a fondness for it, though apparently Scott’s director’s cut was quite a bit different from the U.S. theatrical release. I had only ever seen it with the Tangerine Dream score. I didn’t know that Jerry Goldsmith did the original score and that the studio replaced it with the Tangerine Dream score. The Blu-Ray has both the theatrical and director’s cut, along with a commentary from Ridley Scott. I saw the director’s cut last week and watched it again with the commentary yesterday.
I’ve definitely gained a new appreciation for this one and the efforts that Scott had to go through to pull it off. Two thumbs up from me.
I’ve only ever seen clips of ‘Legend’.
My memory of that film was that it was kind of tripy and dream-like. I am wondering if the different score changes that mood?
My childhood self went squee when I found out Brian Henson is married to Mia Sara. In my mind Labyrinth and Legend got married.
On a different, more serious note, I will have to watch the director’s cut, but I have always felt the soundtrack was very dated, but not enough to take away from Tim’s brilliant performance.
I haven’t seen it in about 10 years. As a TD fan, I appreciated their soundtrack – – especially “Is Your Love Strong Enough” with Brian Ferry, over the closing credits.
I remember thinking Tim Curry and his makeup were really the only good thing about this movie, but I’d probably be willing to brave the director’s cut.
Wait a minute… I thought we watched it with the kiddos 2-3years ago…?
I can’t even imagine which movie you’re confusing with Legend, babe. . .
Maybe one of the Madagascar films? They were clearly created by Satan.
hahahahhahahahaha. It was Labyrinth.
Our week of doing very little has come to an end and hubby is back to work *sigh*
OH MY GOD I HATE AUDIBLE!!!!
Sorry, just had to get that out of my system. We now return you to your regularly scheduled Panning.
You probably really don’t want to watch the following video, but it seems like someone in China watched too much Ylvis.
The world’s next superpower, ladies and gentlemen.
China is here, Mr. Burton.
Welcome to the Chinese hell of chickens. 🙂
Maybe it is a Chinese knock-off of “What does the fox say”?
… and as often happens, something was lost in the translation.
Based on the hanji, I’d say it isn’t a direct knock off, but it certainly seems like it was inspired by Ylvis’ song.
I actually made it to 1:02.
CP: Japanese Eyes — Kitten
CW: Constantine E4
How are you enjoying the series, so far?
I’ve seen the first 3 episodes, and I’ve really liked it so far. 🙂
Ok, I’ve only dabbled in the comics, but for now the TV series comes over like a poor mans version of Supernatural without the humour.
I never got into Supernatural. It’s too CW-ish. But I get what you are saying: even with the comics, it’s not like the material is original. It’s the character, Constantine, that makes the comics and the show interesting. 🙂
I like how well it’s being received. It jumps around in several of the storylines from the comics, but I like how characters that are familiar to the stories are showing up. It may be a little too self referential though, but it is early in the series. I enjoy the actor playing Constantine. He gets the cheekiness/sarcasm of the character, although my friend who is watching it with me thinks he gets a little too cryptic or distant for his companions. It wasn’t a series I had planned on watching, so I’ve been pleased so far.
Honestly, I didn’t realize he was still alive.
Because you demanded an ebola themed re-recording of Band Aid’s “Its Christmas Time”
my head hurts.
Monday can suck it!
CD: Real Ale – Brewhouse Ale. Drinking Texas beer that I bought in Texas on the cheap at a Texas Walmart. The reality is that CD: too much. I’m also watching an “obtained” copy of Jodorowsky’s Dune and it is blowing my mind. Not only because it would have been an incredible film with astounding people behind it. But because the “obtained” copy I have does not have subtitles. I speak reasonable Spanish (lived for a year in Spain) and not a lick of French. What would be the subtitled parts are in Spanish and French. So I can understand most of what Jodorowsky says and nothing of his French cohorts. In my book that is exactly as it should be. Much like Gary Larson translated human speech to animals as “blah blah blah”, I get the French parts as “I’m a pompous French douche bag and nothing I say is really important.” Guess that makes me a pompous ‘Merikan douche bag, but whatever.
Oh shit! H.R. Giger just showed up and started speaking un-subtitled German. There goes my whole house of cards anti-French bigotry in a puff of smoke. Damn you Giger!
From the Wikipedia entry on Dune, specifically the 1984 David Lynch movie “Around that time Lynch received several other directing offers, including Return of the Jedi.” So now I will turn in and hope that I dream a brilliant David Lynch version of Return of the Jedi that might have included Everett McGill, Brad Dourif, Dean Stockwell, Max von Sydow, Sean Young and maybe even Patrick Stewart. Ahhh to sleep… perchance to dream.
That is a fascinating movie. Jodorowsky’s movie would have been utterly batshit, had it happened.
Giger looks like he’s in pain every time he speaks, like some tiny creature is about to burst from his chest.
I end the evening with some more good Daily Beast. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/10/19/the-secrets-of-pulp-fiction-20-things-you-didn-t-know-about-the-movie-on-its-20th-anniversary.html
Think I’ll give my old VHS copy one final whirl before I dump my video recorder.
Sounds like a good time to rewatch it. 🙂
That cat would make a damn good protester:
And the jackass dragging his cat’s by a cord tied around their neck should have the same thing done to him.
There’s a woman in our neighbourhood that takes her cat out for walks when it’s nice outside. From what I can tell, the can seems ok with it. I’ve never seen her dragging the cat, or carrying it, or coaching it, etc. The cat seems to trot merrily beside her.
big Money! big Prizes! I love it!
This is cool. I’ve sent it to the powers that be to put it on Tyche’s FaceBook page. I think many of our authors would be interested.
Lunch with friend
CP: Curbstomp — Meg Myers
Fascinating guy. Epic copstache. I hope he’s resting in peace with his Stanley Cup ring.
Well hello stranger, you may find the following mildly amusing:
Big props to the mighty David Lo Pan for this episode. Brilliance!
Agreed. The “hell of incompetent sea captains” was especially inspired.
He sounds much more cartoony Chinese at x2 playback speed.
from one of my investment newsletters – discussing McDonalds.
“(snip)… Specifically, the management team has built out the ”next generation” kiosks in two-sided tablet style, with clearer interfaces. The new kiosks will appear in 60 of its U.K. stores out of 1,240, and 150 of its France stores out of 1,320.
These efforts have led to a faster order process, which means less labor (the people taking the order) is needed at the front end of the store. This could lead to a meaningful improvement on the cost front.” (snip)
If this becomes the trend in commerce … one wonders at the varied implications.
I’m afraid I can’t supersize that for you, Dave.
Also – “Frost Heave” is either the name of a failed Marvel Character or a track from our Jazz Fusion album.
I had the frost heaves during a few freezing cold New Year’s Eve parties.
I feel my work is done when I get the occasional Smash TV reference on the board.
Starlord Dance Off
At work at 7:02 pm, meeting still going – – yeah!
Fuck me, fuck me
Fuck you, fuck you, fuck everyone
Fuck the church, fuck Jesus
Fuck the Jews, fuck the Buddhists
Fuck the Hindus, fuck George Bush
Fuck his ugly wife, fuck Tipper Gore
Fuck everyone, fuck Gorbachev
Fuck Noriega, fuck all these assholes
Fuck you, fuck me, fuck all of you
Stigmata, stigmata, stigmata, stigmata
Stigmata, stigmata, stigmata
They told me nothing but lies
Lies, lies, lies, lies, lies
Lies, lies, lies, lies, lies
Lies, lies, lies, lies
What song is this?
Coughing in stereo
the Cars should have done that instead.
Now I’m hearing Ric Ocasek do those f-bomb-heavy lyrics.
It’s from Lo’s new band. We’ll have to get together again when they go on tour 😀
CP: The Breeders – Lord of the Thighs
Stupid DA:I requires a full installation on the 360. Waiiiiiiiiting foreeeeever.
I want to play!! It’s installed but I’m finishing Assassin’s Creed first. Probably another week or so before I get to DA. But! By then, most of the bugs will be worked out and I’ll be playing a fully patched version.
So minor panic at work now sorted.
Glad I didn’t buy that BP monitor.
Once again hubby has a late night. He told me to expect late nights every Wednesday until the Christmas break. Except next week. He’s travelling to Edmonton so that will be an overnight trip. I guess that makes it a really late night.
Well you could always dance in the moonlight.
With the devil?
Some peeps remixed sexist Barbie:
Yeah I heard about this. Funny
So tumbleweedy this week!
I doubt if local AZ hockey will spur conversation… but you can reference this anytime you hear yahoos talking shit about hockey in Arizona.
Its always fun to have a good hockey school in the region. I’d like to see them and Denver become rivals… if they played each other enough
It’s not my fault I’m not participating much. I blame Ubisoft followed by Bioware.
However, tomorrow I was planning to do a PBP. You lucky people will be subjected to this gem http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2345567/?ref_=nv_sr_1
… or is that subjugated?
The new job has kind of taken my brain at the moment. After I have become a little more ingrained here I’m sure I’ll be more vocal
Yes! Guilt trip successful!
Foserious, no guilt on anyone. I’d hate for the conversation to ever sputter out, but lulls are natural occurrences. I myself am slammed with work stuff, so I myself am quieter than usual.
Removes the gag order.
Seriously, I go in spurts. I sometimes feel like I’m not contributing any color or vice versa (that’s all I’m contributing). This week has been busy.
I am currently in the midst of cleaning my house in anticipation of my parents’ coming to visit on Saturday. I am done for the day as soon as I take out the trash and fold the laundry. After that: writing.
Wow and congrats to ASU’s mem’s hockey team. Welcome to the NCAA!
Cough — I thinky allergies have really jacked with my vision today :-/
Going to cross the 15K mark on my 2014 NaNoWriMo effort before I go to bed tonight. I’m absolutely having a blast with this. 😀
Good night, NaNo.
You GO girl!
Good job Amy!
Ugh. It appears my All-In-One printer/scanner has printed its final document.
Im super sad and super pissed, as I believe the culprit to its demise was using off-label ink cartidges, which clogged, then damaged the printhead.
My spider sense tells me that is just what the printer maker wants you to think.
The few inkjets Ii’ve owned got blockages with generic and brand ink cartridges.
..and if you print out a lot of documents a laser printer might be a better bet.
Awesome Mix #1 (Guardians of the Galaxy) – Free today from the Google Play store:
Got it! Thanks, Mr. from Texas!
Stolen from Hugh Brackett on FB:
QA Engineer walks into a bar. Orders a beer. Orders 0 beers. Orders 999999999 beers. Orders a lizard. Orders -1 beers. Orders a sfdeljknesv.
..and reasons why you might not want to see ‘The Imitation Game’:
Speaking of the first scene in BTiLC, the lawyer is played by classic character actor Jerry Hardin. Jerry Hardin also played Deep Throat in The X-Files. Being that these are my favorite film and TV show respectively, this makes Jerry Hardin the greatest actor in the world.
A gaggle of dead philosophers, spinning in their graves, have just. burst out of the ground.
To congratulate me.
Dont have to wish, sucka.
Queeg would be proud.
Oh so Holly jolly.
Accounting. Woo Hoo?
Stayed up last night until hubby got home. Tired now.
Rhett, I have a question. You have two kids, a boy and a girl, right? Not important, just my brain working in the Twilight Zone.
Fun fact #2 – James Hong reprised his role as David Lo Pan in the extremely short lived TV series ‘The Chronicle’. He was by far the best part.
I missed that one!
Its wasnt a very good show. Neat premise, terrible execution.
I’d have been more impressed if he made an appearance as Lo Pan on The Chronic, by Dr. Dre.
Burton’s ain’t shit but hoes and tricks
Lick on this big no-flesh dick
Get the fuck out quick as you can
And I hop in my ride cause I’m Lo Pan…
because nothing says “Festive!” like “Sons of Anarchy” –
I would totally put that on my tree, if I had a tree.
Ditto! And if I didnt have Wee People in the house
Daz Bog KG Blend – holy moly you are strong.
CP: Speed Of Light — Van Canto
I forgot, I’m expecting a parcel today. I think I’ll move the PBP to tomorrow.
I have a kinky neck today
Being experimental has it’s shortcomings.
And I have a stiff neck. . .
Wait a minute! Is it US Thanksgiving today? If so, Happy Turkey Day!
Nope, it appears I’m a week early. Oh well, Happy Thursday everybody :cheerful:
..and there is this:
Ok you may mock some of BTiLC bad effects, but they are ILM quality compared to some of the utter garbage in this film.
I like the idea of this film MUCH more than the film itself.
..and now you are dead to me.
Like that’s anything new.
Its not a good film, Van.
..and the CGI was groundbreaking at the time.
You’ll slagging off the original Tron next…
I’ll cater to your whim as it being fun but the only way the CGI was groundbreaking was just to show it could be done… and look like complete shit
I don’t think I’ve seen The Last Starfighter since seeing it in the movie theater.
I liked it then!
Tron is Avatar in comparison.
i beg to differ, compared to the CGI at the time it was awesome, and I still don’t find it objectionable.
Big time false. It sticks out like a sore thumb. It’s completely jarring and maddening to see what amount to cartoon spaceships fight in a “real person” film. Hey look I give them props for trying it but that doesnt mean it worked. But that’s here nor there. The main problem is that its a great premise done in by a crappy script and unlikable characters. ‘Cept for Grig. I like Grig.
Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!
This is a better fight scene than anything in Last Starfighter… ooooooooh
We’ll have to agree to disagree.
It’s still fun, I like the characters (especially the android version of the hero), and the CGI still works even though it is obviously dated.
Oh look I’m the one being an adult here.
FWIW, I do recall a BFD being made at the time about the “amazing computerized special effects” in Last Starfighter.
Was Grig his co-pilot guy who looked a lot like the alien guy in Enemy Mine?
Another lovers tiff. We never seem to see the “make up” part though 🙁
Oh wait…. delete delete delete… to late
That was indeed Grig. I think Enemy Mine took a liberal dose of that design for their character.
You feeling sick, Van? Lotta coughing going on there.
The only make up session we have is when I put on my eyeliner and go out for the evening after he exhausts me mentally.
Yeah I regurgitated my tea after reading your thoughts on Prometheus.
Oh I admit it had problems, but it’s a beautifully engrossing film.
Well it certainly looked classy, but the plot holes revealed it to be made from fool’s gold.
Now Id agree with you if it were a stand alone film, but clearly there was a bigger, multi-movie vision here. Now if Prometheus 2 doesnt answer a lot of the questions and fill some of the holes then there will be problems.
(Oh look, a real conversation is happening here!)
Possibly, but that won’t make up for some of the bat shit crazy stuff the characters do in the first film.
The biologist and geologist getting killed was straight out of 70’s horror flick..ugh.
Which is perfect since its a PREQUEL TO A 70’s HORROR FLICK!!!!
Which I wouldn’t have minded as much if wasn’t so bloody stupid.
You realize the whole Alien series is based on alien creatures killing people, right?
Just no, the plot of P makes the plot of Alien look like the works of Shakespeare.
…and now youre dead to me. And now we’ve come full circle.
Go to sleep Grandpa.
Naps are coming earlier these days
Remember the future is just the past that hasn’t arrived yet..
..and that still makes more sense than the plot of Prometheus..
Whole bottle of Bailey’s for you then?
I don’t mind sharing.
Thanks for sharing! I hope the execs give in to some of his ideas.
Buy him some peanuts and Crackerjacks.
(See, because he’s out at the ballgame…)
Tru Channel presents Worlds Dumbest…
Outlaws 2 & 3 …. Great fun to watch at work, while waiting for the heart surgeon to show up to perform his job.
Van, in response to a different conversation, the only person who’s allowed to nip me in the bud is my hubby :silly:
I completely understand this dog’s thinking
Why couldn’t make MS make the Cortana on Windows Mobile actually sound like the actress who provided the voice in the Halo games?
Are you guys going to make out?
Van’s already asleep.
Did you at least get a little cuddle first?
Ho ho ho!
NBC, CBS, ABC, and FOX are not airing the President’s address on immigration this evening. WTF.
Pretty amazing, isnt it?
Some will try to make that into some sort of dark conspiracy but I think that it shows that the major networks think this is a “non-issue” among their key demographics. Last pole I saw showed that more then 60% of the American public supported some sort of Amnesty for working immigrants. The average, non-Faux news watching, ‘merican is fine with this action and in fact, is wondering why this has taken so damn long and can’t we move along to other stuff now ?
I actually do see it as a gesture of disrespect against him. And yes, the issue isn’t glamorous enough.
Also: “Last pole”
Definitely disrespectful but I don’t think that was the motivation. They simply put profit in front of respect.
I still think that the “glass half full” side of this is that, by not carrying his announcement on this, the major networks snubbed the Tea Baggers just as much as the President. The were saying in effect, “The President’s actions on this are so NOT controversial and so NONE newsworthy that we aren’t even going to cover it live. Contrary to your DIRE predictions about a public backlash, most Americans will never even notice this has happened and have moved on.”
Agent Carter yah!
Your a sucker for an English accent.
And a great rack
It’s not on yet is it? I can’t seem to find it on any channel up here.
Not that I’m counting or anything
combined with this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTduy7Qkvk8
Anything Eddie Izzard stand-up is a win.
This is by far the best thing ont the interwebs right now.
I LOL’ed in the middle of a crowded movie theater.
Off to see Mockingjay Pt1 this morning.
I just came back from a late-night viewing. I quite enjoyed it. Sad story and a couple of major sucker punches!
Hope you likey.
Enjoyed it, looking forward to pt2
I had to turn the volume up, a young woman describing her exercise routine to her BF on the table opposite was too distracting.
Looking for a decent dystopian novel, YA preferable, one shot even better (not part of a series).
Hunger Games and 1984 already read.
If you can find it, “Emergence” by David Palmer is a good read. I’d also recommend “Uglies” by Scott Westerfeld, but that is a series.
I read the sequel ‘Tracking’ in analog many moons ago. Enjoyed it.
What about the “Divergent” series?
I did not like the first Divergent book and have no desire to continue to the others.
I read all 3 – pretty sucky. The film is better.
Van, I read Legend by Marie Lu a few years back and LOVED it. It’s #1 in a series – all the books are out, but this is the only one I’ve read so far.
I’m leaning towards Essbee’s choice. It’s a Xmas present for a friend and she likes YA dystopias.
Any satisfactory answers to this, Van? Here or on FB?
If you’re willing to go old tyme, I’d always heard that the Logan’s Run novel was far better than the movie.
And I should also shout out Islands in the Net. Not very YA, but one of the very best ever in the Cyberpunk genre.
Well it makes a change from US States banning stuff.
Pot calling kettle, sir!
Not that youre wrong
If you walked around pantless we might wonder about you too…
The comment about the razors was a little TMI though.
The fight between the Cosby supporters and Cosby haters is… interesting… to say the least
I only know that allegations have been made, so I’ve withheld judgment.
I don’t think I can process a world where Bill Cosby is a rapist.
Right. At this point nothing has been proven anywhere but some of the ‘facts’ and theories presented from both sides are just whack
Crap joke for the day:
A man goes to a golf pro for some advice.
“Well, what should I do?” asked the man.
“Hold the club gently,” the pro replied, “just like you’d hold your wife’s breast.”
Taking the advice, he took a swing, and POW, he hit the ball 250 yards straight up the fairway.
The ecstatic man went back home telling his wife the good news about his lesson, and the wife couldn’t wait for her lesson.
The next day, the wife went for her lesson.
The pro watched her swing and said, “No, no, no, you’re gripping the club way too hard.”
“What can I do?” asked the wife.
“Hold the club gently, just like you’d hold your husband’s penis.”
The wife listened carefully to the pro’s advice, took a swing, and, THUMP! — the ball skipped down the fairway about 15 feet.
“You know, that was a lot better than I expected,” the pro said. “Now, take the club out of your mouth, and hold it in your hands.
CP: Electric Six – Clusterfuck!
Oh, Friday, I love you.
Show it your boo…
Oh, it’s seen em.
I dare you to lick it (Friday that is)
I never walk away from a dare!
I’m looking at the pile of work that was handed to me this morning and I’m seriously thinking of playing hookie for the rest of the day. I think people are trying to clear their desks before the holiday next week.
Is there a way can can just skip to the end of the NHL season?
I’m listening to the interview and already remember why I hate All Songs Considered! Still very cool to hear them – especially Janet.
Pretension or the fact that the host usually asks terrible questions/talks over the guest?
CP: Electric SIx – It’s Horseshit!
Oh god dammit…
We can all have little Los for our holiday gifts…..
Or little Jacks…. or….
Why the fuck doesnt Gracie Law have green eyes? ANd where the hall is Wang? I protest…
I guess there are no little Wangs.
I know this is kinda like asking Van to rate Mexican food, but I beg to differ.
ditto. (Not that Im saying he has a lil wang…)
Looks around for large Wangs
What’s this? – Lo Pan dissing Last Starfighter and defending Prometheus? Van, it’s a good thing we’re not in Colorado right now.
Though, I must confess, ground breaking as they were, Last Starfighter’s CGI has aged….poorly. Tron seems to hold up better to me for some reason, even though I know it’s a lot more primitive.
Now, Discs of Tron, on the other hand – man, I loved that came…30 years ago..god dammit!
It’s amazing what I remember as cutting edge graphics. I think my $15 LCD watch could do better today.
To the Hell of the Pometheus Haters with you!!!!!
I can’t talk … I liked “Sunshine”.
*ducks for cover as he hears the gyros in Van’s head begin to spin up”
I liked Sunshine…
It was pretty to look at, the plot however was as dumb as mentally challenged sloth.
How awesome would it be to own the stand-up Tron: Deadly Discs arcade machine?
Maybe someday, when all of those podcast riches start pouring in. . .
CP: Wolf’s Law — The Joy Formidable
I love this song.
That whole album is gorgeous.
CP: Arm’s Law & Claw Law – Iron Crown Enterprises
I’d love it more if I understood the charts.
Rhett! Good to see you! Now, answer my question about your kids. 😉
Wait, there was a question?
*strains neck looking way up the list* Oh, yeah. Yes I have a son who is 16 and a daughter who’s 11.
Coming back to KS to teach him to drive on ice for the holidays?
I think I’ll let him master the dry roads first.
I mastered the dry road at 16.
Wait are we talking about girls?
Well if they were dry you mustn’t have impressed them much.
I’m not sayin… just sayin…
Had spiced mulled wine tonight for the first time.
It tasted like warmed up pickling vinegar.
But at least I know now.
You mean gherkining vinegar.
Not this time.
Make up your damn near-Scott mind!
I’m not in Antartica.
Yeah the comment was too frigid
Ah, what is fatal expeditions for $500, Alex
It’s the hell of frozen fish fingers for you.
I’m a fan of all three films:
Oh my christ are we gonna duel on ST:TMP now?
Nope, as I’mgoing to bed.
TDTESS is one of my favorites. (I have not seen the remake starring Ted Theodore Logan, Esq.)
The classic is a must watch for any sci fi movie buff
I can say I don’t dislike ST:TMP, I mean it’s not like it’s Star Trek V!
Right. At least ST:TMP is pretty to look at
Star Trek:The Money Pit? Tom Hanks was hilarious in that movie.
Youre thinking of Star Trek: Nemeburbs
Or Bachelor Party: First Contact…
Yeah thats the one
Oh, this is fertile ground. . .
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Gump
Lillyhammer season 3 now on Netflix. I do say wooooo!
I still need to finish S1
I like it. Its a quick, simple watch. I also like the fact that it could totally be a Sopranos spin off/sequel
I may have been mistaken, on reflection the mulled wine tasted like hot HP Fruity sauce.
Dont you ever make such an important mistake again
Will read later but LOOK at that fucking Fiat clone
Cooler than the Tesla, and destroys the planet too!
Also the name of our first album
Maybe that will finally be the first album that takes us to the big time!
Nothing is cooler than Tesla.
Is is wrong that I kind or really enjoy Tesla?
I own and enjoy 3 Tesla CDs.
I think we may have found our guru:
This is snarky gold.
7. How to tell if your avocado is ripe: squeeze it, then cut it open and see if it is ripe.
http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/11/21/the-hobbit-last-goodbye-music-video/ Nice video retrospective of the entire 6-movie run. Even if there are only 3 that are truly sacred.
So someone on Twitter posted a quote that basically said:
‘You can’t achieve greatness if you keep asking for permission.’
I have to admit my first thought was ‘well that worked for Hitler’
I’ll get my coat.
+1000000000 for accuracy
And Cosby, apparently.
Happy Happy Sunday, Funday!
CW: Smallville. Some episode in season 2.
Jesus, everyone on this show has serious daddy issues.
This slice of madness may have passed you by:
So I tried my hand at curling on Friday night!
Link to photo
I went to the local hockey rink with a group of people from my church who were interested in giving it a try. There is a local curling club here that will show you the basics for a nominal fee. It was fun!
Didja put the rock in the house?
I started to reply to this hours ago…
Vey cool! Will you do it again? We’re eventually going to check out the local curling group here.
CW: The Fall S2E2
Just finished watching Space Station 76. Don’t listen to the reviews and write up. It is not a light silly movie. It’s actually a deep sad movie. I am not being facetious. It really is
I’ve never heard of this movie.
I’ve only seen blurbs – the poster suggests some sort of retro spoof – a 70’s version of a space movie. However, what I read on IMDB at the time suggests more of what Bunny mentioned. I don’t think it’s going to be high on my list of much watch movies.
Constantine’s future looks dodgy:
Disappointed, but not surprised.
If Sleepy Hollow isnt careful they could find themselves in a similar bind.
I found the first 2 episodes to be a bit dodgy – – but I’m a cantankerous TV viewer.
Its actually a kick ass show. Better than a lot out there. I felt same way you did but they really hit their stride last year.
Sorry – I should clarify that I’m dissing the Constantine show. I’ve never seen Sleepy Hollow (unless the Disney cartoon counts).
I’ve enjoyed it, but I’m not surprised either. They’ve danced a fine line.
As for Sleepy Hollow, I could do without the revised Katrina from Ssn 2, but otherwise I agree. It is a good show.
Clean kitty litter
Take out garbage
Make whipped shortbread cookies.
Holy Crap, Lo Pan
How did I get ahead of you in the standings?
Because my dudes is awful and I’m stuck in the Hell of All My Guys Playing on One Day
If you have an iOS device and find the idea of a Lego/Frogger mashup compelling that give Crossy Road a try..it’s free:
There. My first batch of cookies are in the oven. :cheerful:
I seem to be covered in powdered sugar. I might need to change my shirt.
Late night Cinemax movie dialogue?
New Turing test proposed. My reactions.
1. Claims of “objective measurement” are obviously made by someone that doesn’t understand the difference between subjective and objective because the test definition is still quite full of “human evaluators” and “human referees”.
2. I think the real Turing test should be when an AI says “why the hell should I try and impress humans in the first place”, and then gets up and leaves the room. I call it the Jerry Springer AI test, otherwise known as “You don’t know me… I’ll do what I want.”
To everything Turing, Turing, Turing
As long as it makes sure to drop the mic before it walks out.
Is it allowed to throw a chair or does that cross back into “scripted” ?
Ok people, time to follow through with my threats. It’s movie time
Today’s movie is Haunter
The DVR write up: a teenager is the only member of her family to realize that all of them are reliving the same events, repeatedly, from a foggy day in 1986
Just to make things interesting, my posts will be in the form of questions. Even if I forget to add the question mark, just assume it’s there
Shall I press play now?
Why no nudity?
Why don’t they dust the record before they put it on?
Why would someone have so many mason jars?
Why are they all filled with moths?
Who are the Smiths?
Who still plays pacman
Why is she so bitchy
Why would anyone go out in that fog?
Didn’t I see him in… Everything?
Why don’t they believe her
What is wrong with her brother?
What’s wrong with Mac and cheese
Why doesn’t she strangle her little brother?
Why do laundry every day?
What was that noise?
Why is she such a weakling?
Why the white noise
What’s in the vents?
Do you think she’s tired of talking?
Why is she crying?
Woah, is that Pat Benitar on her wall?
Why does nobody in these kinds of movies ever oil the hinges on their doors?
What keeps shutting her out?
Who puts a door behind their dryer?
Who’s in the attic?
Do modern houses have attics?
Are you afraid of the dark?
Who’s in the window?
Do people really have Oija boards laying around?
Are you in a rocking chair?
Who said yes?
Who was behind her?
Is meat really murder
When did he start smoking?
When did they stop watching Murder She Wrote?
Do you really think a hammer will fix the car?
Will a flashlight save her?
Who’s that whispering?
Where did she go?
Why is everything different?
Why has daddy become so violent?
Who took the spark plugs?
Who’s that ringing the bell?
Is he really from the phone company?
Why does he have skull pupils?
Why is he so creepy?
How long have you been awake?
Why should she ignore them?
What way can she not fathom?
Why does he no longer smoke?
Do you know where the clothes are?
Where is she going?
Is anybody there?
How did that happen?
Seriously, why the Lima board again?
What the hell is a Lima board?
Is she dead?
Who else is there?
What’s your name
Who is in her bed?
Who really needs help?
Why did she faint?
Who is Olivia?
Who carpeted her room?
What is under the floor?
Would you find that freaky?
What’s behind door number one?
What’s in the cause?
Why is there poison in the water?
What’s behind door number two?
I think that would scare me too
Why does nobody answer the phone?
Is that really Mr. Woods?
Is it really his house?
Who is in her chair?
Who is Edgar?
Are they really asleep?
Do they think she’s crazy?
Who is running the water?
Who is in the mirror?
Mirror mirror on the wall, who am I today?
Do you know what that is?
What is she playing?
Wait, is that Rodney?
Does she understand?
Is she sleep walking?
Did he find the spark plugs?
What is she up to?
How did Robbie get to the secret cane?
Did I really mean cane? Or was I actually trying to say cave?
Why are there bones on the floor
What did she win?
Who opened the door?
Can she make that climb?
Can she open the grate?
What year is it?
Who was he?
Are you coming?
Is she wrong?
How do they wake up?
When will she learn?
Was it dad?
Who’s playin pacman now?
Why would he be scared of his glasses?
How long has she been playing that tune?
Can you really. Get that sound from a clarinet?
Is it over yet?
Can you see that man across the pond?
Is he waving at me?
Do squirrels eat nuts?
Did you know, black and brown squirrels are mortal enemies
Will the message carry forward?
Would she really know how to press play?
What will he do to Olivia?
Why can’t she cross her yard?
Does mom know?
Is it really ok?
Did dad take the spark plugs?
Now Lisa gives the orders?
Do you remember?
Is dad having a breakdown?
What’s happening to the house?
Is that the right thing to do?
Why won’t she leave?
What’s with the crazy effect?
Why did the clock stop at 1:14?
What year is she in now?
Where are you going little butterfly?
Has she grown stronger, or have dryers become lighter?
Will that really work?
Who will help her now?
Can she do it?
Does that hurt?
Is duct tape flammable?
Does history rhyme?
Can you kill a dead man?
Is that Francis
How many of them are there?
Are they really going to be a happy family?
Did she really move forward?
Can she leave the house?
Gizmodo not impressed with the new Alienware range:
The young me would have been tempted, but old fuddy duddy me is quite happy with the PS3 for now.
I had an alien ware once. When it came time to replace it, I found I could have a better gaming rig for a lot less if I built it from parts. I’ve had my current system for three years and it still runs most games at their highest settings
Movie is over
Are you sure?
I pretty much like everything I’ve seen Stephen McHattie in, and this one is the same. A slightly different take on your normal haunted movie.
I know there have been several versions along the same theme, but still, not enough to make it old (being very unspoilery here)
If you are into the B scary movies, I would recommend this one. There was no blood or gore. Nothing really jumped out at you. It was mostly atmosphere, which is the best way to do these kinds of movies in my mind.
Don’t get me wrong, I am in no way saying this is anything other than a B movie. I just think it’s cut slightly above most
Now it’s time to jump from a movie to a book.
CR: Maplecroft – Cherie Priest
Keir Dullea ain’t looking too shabby for 78 in this BBC documentary.
He also remembers a line of dialogue from 2001..
I laughed at KD recollecting that when he was filming 2001 the stand in for HAL was the assistant director who spoke in a cockney accent.
HAL and jellied eels..the mind boggles.
The lass who played Lambert in Alien is looking a bit worse for wear.
A heatwave is good for weight loss it seems.
Is it wrong to prefer her in green?
The a ctress who was in Avatar and TGOTG
Namedrop time! I shared a stage with Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood a few years ago at a convention. He told that anecdote about the HAL voice stand-in with the Cockney accent.
They were both great storytellers; I think I said about 3 words during the entire hour (which was fine).
Shatner getting laughed at for having a flip phone.
Oh and of course you can paint me jealous Jack.
Even if I actually met KD or GL I would be reduced to mumbling.
One of the other memorable anecdotes from their talk was GL naming Kim Basinger as a pre-Baldwin/pre-Prince conquest. (not the way he put it)
Well that was shorty and sweet.
You know, as soon as I read “Person of Interest” in this article, it hit me as so obvious that it’s the same guy that I think I scared the cat with shouting how much of a dumbass I am…
He’s great as Elias, btw.
He’s also suave…
And FWIW, I see his point and partially agree, but overall, I always thought the central theme of Galaxy Quest demanded a sequel.
Yeah, T Cat hated it and kept hitting me whenever I’d say “You have save us” back when Elias was first introduced. 🙂
Another day, another kickstarter promising the perfect cup of coffee:
I could never figure out what people mean by “a perfect cup of coffee”. Isn’t this subjective and thus impossible to achieve for everybody?
My “perfect cup of coffee” involves the veranda of an Agritourismo about 45 minutes south of Firenze, Italy.
I am still waiting for the device that can take me THERE for my cup of coffee.
You need a Doctor with a blue box.
And a miniskirt.
bigger on the inside?
The mini skirt or the box?
Judging by the slow start on kickstarter we will probably never know.
We are suppose to get a whole crap load of snow over the next few days. Oh joy.
It took me a moment but I thought this was cute.
So, wintry region folks, do weather forecasters go nuts with lame Elsa and Anna references with every chance of snow?
Unfortunately, yes. But occasionally someone slips in a zinger. 🙂
Not up here. It’s just snow.
CP: Goodbye, Goodbye — Tegan and Sara
I held a person’s heart today.
Did you remember to plug it back in?
We shocked it, baby!
CP: Black Out Days — Phantogram
Kitty and I are curled up and sharing a cookie. :happy:
So tonight I discover on Twitter that there are people who cannot see the similarities in the plots of Westworld and Jurassic Park.
They must have missed the scene where Yul Brynner eats the guy hiding in the porta-potty.
I like the Raptor with the 6 shooter!
Shaving cream also played a pivotal role in both films.
They were able to kill the raptors by making them drink water?
Really, I felt that Jurassic Park was more similar to The King and I.
OK, I’m done.
Well, we’re clearly not talking about Chess.
/way too obscure…
Just invite them to travel to Universal Studios Hollyowod and they will see both!
Read as: Waterworld
(See what I did rhere…I made another Universal Studios reference)
I fear I will have to disown the pair of you.
Are you having some kind of man to man talk with yourself?
My feminine side says no.
As some of you prepare to travel to relatives, I hope your meal is better than this…
What an inappropriate website name for that pic.
OMG WHY WHY
You know you like me anyway…. either because of or despite that image….
Its really fowl
Tar and Feather bad?
At least there is this:
Ok, I read number one completely wrong. Excuse me while I search the gutter for my mind.
Actually, run the German phrases through Google Translate. It’s close to what they say the English translation but not quite. For example Number 6 came out to “Lights, monkey dead” and number seven came to “On One Leg one is not good”
The last one is the name of our next album.
Are you sure that wasn’t already a Kratwerk album? Nena? Helloween? Hasselhoff
If it was a Hasselhof album then ignorance truly is bliss.
I am hubbiless for the next 38(ish) hours. 🙁
Getting ready to hit the roads with the rest of the US population.
Hope to have internet on the other end of my journey.
Safe journey Joe
To Thanksfinity… and beyond!
CP: Crash Of Death — Ramin Djawadi
Person Of Interest Season 2 OST
Safe travels to everyone this holiday weekend!
So just me and the tumbleweeds this weekend.
I’m always here. I’ll tumble 4 ya.
oh I’ll be around…. I promise I won’t post any more failed Disney stars
Oh wait. That’s a successful Disney star.
So if you were really evil and access to a time machine, you could go back n time and make sure George Lucas got the Flash Gordon license in the 70’s.
And then we wouldnt know Star Wars exited so it wouldn’t matter what we were missing cause we wouldnt know we were missing it.
So you wouldn’t be interested in this dodgy copy I have from another timeline?
Didnt say that….
Now go feed the birds
I have a bad feeling about this. . .
We wouldn’t “know” Star Wars existed. But in 1977 the entire geek community would experience a disturbance as though a million voices suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced. From that point on, all geeks would feel an empty void deep in their soul that simply couldn’t be filled by Star Trek alone.
That’s settled then.
Off to find a man with a blue box…
Battlestar Galactica would have been very different.
Canada post is warning any parcel sent within North America sent after December 11 May not make it in time for Christmas. Amy, when will the Secret Santa pairings fi out. I know there is still a week to December but, those of us sending across borders (and I’m sure oceans) need extra time
Glad you asked – I just posted about that at the bottom of this page. 🙂
Ditto, I’m sure I ask this every year but, do you celebrate bot Canadian and U.S. Thanksgiving? Does that mean twice the turkey?
I celebrate both. 🙂 And I make whatever I want. 🙂
For you hockey fans… neutral zone scoring goodness
Its a month old? How did I miss this?
This belongs below with the Wayne Static comment
Glad I picked him up before you saw this. 🙂
Glad youre a butthole! 😉
I wish I had the video editing foo to play around with this because of the term “neutral zone”. Maybe a Romulan ship blasting the puck before it gets to the goal or something.
I want a foo too!
Wait…. holy shit…
The Annual Deadpan Secret Santa Gift Exchange is here!
It is my pleasure to host the Secret Santa exchange once again this year. Each and every person who is reading this now is welcome to participate.
Secret Santa FAQ
How does this work?
I will randomly assign each person who signs up to send a Christmas present to another person. The person you send your gift to will be a different person than the one you receive a gift from. I usually send out assignments within a few days after Black Friday. No hard-and-fast rule regarding cost, but most of the gifts in the exchange are usually in the $10-$20 USD ballpark.
How do I sign up?
Send me an email at bowen1138 –at– yahoo dot com by no later than the end of the night this Sunday, November 30. I aim to get assignments sent out on Monday morning, December 1. (Don’t worry, I’ve worked in late arrivals before.) Please include in your email:
– Your mailing address, if I don’t already have it
– If you live in the US and need to opt out of international shipping for cost reasons, please let me know.
Merry Christmas, and thanks for continuing to make Deadpan the way!
As I said at the meetup I’m in.
Sent my email
Anyone remember my story about falling into money from the sale of a boat that wasn’t even mine and then having someone smash up my car. Well, the universe is at it again. My 25 year old son who has a new baby called and asked us to visit him in Colorado Springs for Christmas. This is great because relations haven’t been the best with him and we haven’t been able to actually visit him (or him us) for several years. Then my TV decides to die yesterday a mere 48 hours before Black Friday (and when I wanted an excuse to upgrade from my 40″ TV to something bigger). All great news, except for the $1500 dollars or so that I’m spending and really can’t afford. Hope I get a descent Christmas bonus this year or I’m screwed.
I hear ya. So sorry man
Sorry about the financial hit, but the visit to your son and grandson is exciting!
Agreed. The biggest win is the the healing relationship that’s been happening with my son lately. Now if I can get my 18 year old daughter to swing back around again all will be well. Still a long way off from that one (I think).
Some light snow fell overnight. It’s not that bad as far as temperature at the moment but, the weather lady said to expect it to get to -20C by this evening.
Sale on the App Store and no wrestling other shoppers required:
Happy Turkeys, Mericuh
Of all the days I can actually sit and watch hockey and we get Edmonton and Nashville. Bleargh
Happy Turkey Day, Yam Sham, Feast til you burst. Anyway you say it Happy Thanksgiving. All of you are on my list of things to be thankful for 🙂
Today’s theme is traffic jams, caused by roadworks and a diversion.
I am currently trying to remind myself of all the things I am thankful for.
Thus, me here at the Deadpan saying THANKS! 🙂
I’m also off in corner of this house, hiding.
So you are thankful for wifi or your phone network. Hide well
Turning off your wifi should make it or difficult to track you..
And, of course, Happy Thanksgiving to all my panny pals.
CD: Dallas Blonde from Deep Ellum Brewing (Dallas, TX). Tagline for the beer is “goes down easy”. Took me a minute to pair the tagline with the name of the beer. How clever of them.
Well I have the next four days off and I’m not sure what I’m going to do.
I’ll think of something…
Around now, hubby will be living Edmonton. According to the news, the highway between here and Edmonton is really icy and several dozen accidents have occurred since noon. I’m doing the typical wifey thing and plan to worry until he gets home
Hubby just contacted me. The good news is, he managed to leave early and left Edmonton at about 2:30. The bad news is, he’s only as far as Red Deer. Edmonton to Calgary is normally about a three hour drive. Red Deer is considered the halfway point. This means, at this rate, travel time to Calgary is taking twice the norm. I’m still doing the wifey thing.
Well sounds like he’s beng careful, so there is that.
Well, the new is depressing. Time to switch to a book
CR: What If – Randall Munroe
Hubby made it home. WooWoo!
I really want a drink.
not . going . to . happen
Well U.S. Panites, I hope your turkey was as delicious as the one we had at Charlie the former Beer Guy’s.
Well Pan I’m in the mood for some hollywood cynicism, off to the flicks to see Horrible Bosses 2.
The bloopers as the credit rolled were the best bits of the film.
It’s cold outside.
Hubby and I must not have wanted to get up this morning. I forgot to turn my alarm on and he had is volume turned off. Luckily, our internal clocks were working so we only got up a half hour late.
Oh Britain…cant we keep this bullshit in Merica?
Yeh, they’ve started doing the Black Friday thing here too. Both hubby and I are not impressed.
I liked the article below the video about eating pets. :silly:
First sign of the coming apocalypse.
Yeah but proximity and culturally wise it doesn’t surprise me its in Canada
This is Black Friday to me:
Its the Falcon vs Tie Fighters and Stormtroopers that arent clones and X-Wings and fucked up lightsabers and speeders and that’s all I could ask for.
I’m pretty sure I saw lens flare too. 😉
HA! I will laugh so hard if there’s one included just as a wink to the audience
I’m hoping the stormtroopers can shoot straight this time…
A leopard doesn’t change his spots.
They all dont have to be grumpy cats either
Well that’s what happens when you rub against sandpaper.
Cool trailer. It worked on me.
J.J. Abrams was the king of fan-servicing in his Trek movies; let’s hope he doesn’t go overboard with that stuff in these movies.
I was just going to post a link to that video on Vimeo:
Great minds think alike…well I say great minds…
Great minds think a lot…
Hola! Hope everyone had a good turkey day in this country, and a good Thursday elsewhere.
You too, yous
I am surrounded by people who would rather TALK about the movie we have all sat down to watch … then actually watch it. :/
Then they want to discuss all the OTHER films they have seen these actors in … except they can’t remember the actors names and argue over it until someone looks it up and then they talk about the actors they THOUGHT it was and the movies THEY had been in and …
by this time I have no idea what is going on in the film we are sitting in front of as I have heard little or none of the dialogue.
So I pick up this computer and whine to the Deadpan.
I need that drink.
i really cant stand when that happens. stfu and save it for the post game. and if you tell them to shush they always say “what, youre not missing anything”
I can also feel your pain. . . You end up seeing just enough of the movie that the good parts are spoiled for some future viewing, but not able to be enjoyed in the current moment, because you’re only getting 34% of the dialogue.
Yet, the same people will sit in reverent silence for Leonard Part VI.
Sounds like Lo Pan sent you to the “hell of the movie idiots”.
It’s his way of sending lurve.
Only to you, my buttercupped bald one
By the way! This the Technorama with my guest appearance: http://www.chuckchat.com/technorama/2014/11/18/technorama-ep418-podcasting-turkeys/
And, we’re back. I have awakened from my turkey coma. I come to find myself with a cold a living in a world where X-wings fly and supersonic speeds above the water and “Porkins” has become a droid 🙂
Hope all had a good Thanksgiving, or at least Thursday for the rest of you fine folks.
Happy Turkey Weekend, everybody!
Im alive! Ive work every day since Monday. It turns out, holiday stuffing causes heart attacks, aneurysms to rupture and that turns into lengthy surgeries.
Im at work all day today, and I hope not ro have to work tomorrow- so I can actually *see* Jack Mangan for longer than 1 hour and have our Familt Thanksgiving with the Wee People.
Happy Turkey Weekend, everybody!
Im alive! Ive worked every day since Monday. It turns out, holiday stuffing causes heart attacks, aneurysms to rupture and that turns into lengthy surgeries.
Im at work all day today, and I hope not ro have to work tomorrow- so I can actually *see* Jack Mangan for longer than 1 hour and have our Family Thanksgiving with the Wee People.
~ Desert Pixie
Well, I’ve enjoyed the lazy time I shouldn’t have taken, but it now appears to be over.