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It’s on the tip of my tongue.
Is it “Tonguey” from Enter the Fist?
If one could live a thousand years, he might have time to grow rich!”
page 35, 5th sentence from the start of the third paragraph in “Myths Every Child Should Know”, edited by Hamilton Wright Mabie. published in 1905!
I already listened. I couldn’t wait. Just had to let you know.
So the ‘heavy’ issue sounds ominous.
Death of Deadpan?
Bah. Have to wait till after work to grab this episode of the unshow.
On the good side, I am currently aware that today is NOT Friday yet.
Sun still not up yet. What’s that all about?
Nomad Scry: re: your last comment in the last discussion thread: LOL! Actually, it wasn’t the pan itself that was undead, but the food in the pan. The pan was just plain dead. Still a funny thought, though.
Okay, off to work I go.
Yeah, Van! for winning the GJB.
On a side note: I’m not tired of the DP, Jack!
I’m with TEB on that one.. Still not tired of the deadpan podcast.
Hey Jack and J0e. I figured out what to do with those graphs. I put them on the JM Fans Facebook page. Hope that’s ok.
So, I just finished reading the Wanted graphic novel.
Boy did they change it and REALLY tone it down for the movie.
Well, Pan. I have a few errands to run.
Back in a bit.
Not at all tired of the Deadpan either.
I forgot my iPod today, which is kinda unbelievable for me. I’m trying out Pandora Radio and not hating it so far.
Back. Not impressed. Went to Walmart. Had 10 items I wanted to get. Walmart was either out of stock or didn’t have the type I wanted on EVERYTHING!!!
Will have to hit Zellers next.
Good morning. There is something wrong with my head again today. Once again it feels like someone has been smacking me upside my head with a lemon wrapped around a large gold brick. Feh. Staying home and writing today instead of running amok with children.
Sorry to hear about the lemonache, Cj.
Wow. This is a bizarre band:
CP: Save Yourself — Sense Field
I am on the mend.
BTW: Finally watched EP#1 of “Doll House”. Could easily have been called “Dull House”. I was really disappointed with it’s “sameness”.
There was truly nothing about it that was Whedon-esque (that is to say “remarkable”). There was next to NONE of the clever dialog or interplay between characters that is the hallmark of a Joss Whedon show. The setting was the same and the plot was only a slight curve to so many of “what’s my I.D.” shows that have come before it.
I will watch the next few episodes because I want to support Joss (heck I’d watch the commercials if he was creating THEM) but so far this one seems like a reputation killer. Generally you throw everything you’ve got at the premiere of your show to catch people’s attention. Let’s hope this wasn’t all they have.
From what I understand, J0e, Fox had Weadon change the first episode quite a bit before they would air it. So if it didn’t have the “Weadon” feel, blame Fox.
I posted as on the FPM forum as well – I’d be interested to see on Hulu or Itunes or someplace the original version of the pilot that Fox wanted changed. Then we could decide which version was better.
btw – reaction in the forum over there isn’t overwhelming, either and I tend to agree. I’ll give it a few more weeks for sure, but it’s not looking promising. Honestly, I just don’t think Eliza Dushku is a strong enough actress to carry a role like this.
I do hope the “heavy” announcement doesn’t involve cement shoes and a river.
BTW, who big is this brick CJ. Being gold, can you wrestle it away from whomever is beating you? You can eat the lemon and cash in the gold 🙂
who = how
I think the size of the gold brick is proportionate to the size of the Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster which would have been drank prior to the appearance of the brick.
In my case, I experience the same effect if I drink one… one… only one glass of Chardonnay. Wine and I just don’t agree on how I should feel in the morning. I should really just stick with my Captain Morgan and enjoy the next day.
The heavy subject is not Deadpan-related, not Podcast-related. Just a rant that I’d prefer to run on an Unshow.
And sorry for the unintentional Deadpan-related melodrama. You guys are The Way.
(and oh yeah – I didn’t see the Doll House)
CP: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni OP — Shimamiya Eiko
I really thought I saw “FOX fingerprints” all over the first ep. I won’t spoil, but there was a revelation which was integral to the plot of the episode which I would normally figure would have been saved for later in the season by Joss.
Or maybe my son was just pawing at the TV screen earlier that day…
Where’s my state 🙁
Jack, will your “heavy rant” have you coining this year’s new term (i.e “podtaint”)?
This year’s new term should be “podcrack”.
As in, if your podcast lacks a “tight belt” or structure, you risk showing your podcrack?
Podcrack – So the RSS Feed would be spoon. the mp3 player the syringe.
Intelligent insightful people? Is Jack talking about us? 😉
Er, wouldn’t the MP3 player be the pipe and the RSS feed the flame?
Ditto, as the guy who just made an asscrack joke, I’m not sure if he is talking about us.
I just can’t resist the low-hanging fruit.
I’ll even shoot for mid-level fruit from time to time…
Well, he’s certainly not talking about me.
Cj = silly airhead type girlie
Well JB you seem to know more about it than I do… 😉
Babble out. I thought the whole point of Deadpan was to be on autopilot? Just don’t crash, Jack.
Some myths die hard it seems.
The myth that a human body would explode if a spacesuit is punctured due to the depressurization.
Outland has lot to answer for.
ACC was getting this right in the 50’s in Earthlight for goodness sake.
ACC as in Arthur C. Clarke? Or Animated Cartoon Characters?
(thx debbie. I’m trying not to crash. or scratch.)
Arthur C Clarke:
Me neither! I am definitely not tired of the Deadpan Podcast. 🙂
CP: Pane e sale — Zucchero
CP: Sunday Morning — Lou Reed
CP: Big Bang Baby — Stone Temple Pilots
CP: conference call hell
Videos of Top 10 + 1 incredible Alexander Ovechkin goals:
In honor of the hockey video…
CP: Kiss with a Fist – Florence and the Machine
Morning Pan, two more working days to go to a weeks holiday..yah!
So NS, what’s so bad about Friday?
Bad? Nothing at all! I’ve been looking forward to Friday all week.
AND! Congrats on an amazing GFB win! Very impressive.
It’s more like standard deadpan procedure. I can’t believe I forgot to vote again. 🙂
Morning, Deadpan! Yawn . . .
If you’re on FB, my high school prom date posted a horrible picture of me from 1988. Ruffles! 80s hair! Miami Vice sunglasses! The horror!
Who ordered the snow?
Me, but my aim was a bit off.
Off to the cinema…
Stupid snow. *grumbles at Van*
Well, I’m going out to shovel my sidewalk. *more grumbling about snow*
That picture is made of pure awesome! 🙂
Thanks! It kinda matches your playlist!
Way behind again on the pan. Been feeling too awful to even listen…
Looking at what I missed, I could toss a watchmen rant, but I am overruling on the grounds it would, um, be too ranty. 😛
marlo, I was JUST thinking about you this morning, wondering how you are doing.
I’d love to read a Watchmen rant written by you. You are way informed on the genre, speaking as one of your blog-readers.
I’m Back !!!!
… and front for that mater!
I have reached the end of the medication prescribed for my illness so I am declaring myself well healed.
Been having a lot of fun with the “Stimulus Watch” link that Jack posted. Amazed at the number of projects my Mayor had “ready to go” and would have to say that IMHO 95% of the projects are in fact NOT pork. Dollar wise though, one of the biggest chunks of requested money (looks to be maybe 30% of what was requested from my mayor over-all) is for a project that should be coming out of the Defense Department’s budget.
Seeing as how the Army never has to have a bake sale to raise money … using this money to pay for their improvements would seem like a bit of “budget legerdemain”
Seriously – if you haven’t given this a look you ought to.
No one knows more about projects in your neighborhood then you do … this is a “Wiki” based site, let the rest of the country know if your local projects are a good thing or a pork project.
Hey Ed – looks like Houston has put in for $587,696,000 worth of projects. Any of them handled by your engineering firm?
While Phoenix is asking for $1,559,639,470 in stimulus … Scottsdale, Az has put in for $372,493,000 worth of projects.
Flagstaff is only asking for $9,576,000
Seattle would like $223,758,769 please.
Including $1,380,000 for “Georgetown Flume Drainage Improvement – Construction of new drainage conveyance system to replace existing”
Only Seattle-ans would know if that is really needed.
Overall, I am struck by how many road/bridge/sewage projects are out there waiting on funding.
A GOP Season-Ticket-Holder friend of mine has grumbled about the items on that list, asking how they create jobs.
Good to see you, Marlo! Sorry your condition has been worse, not better. . .
Ranty is kinda the point, MD 🙂 Feel free to contribtue, if you’re able. I think we should get all of our ranties in a bunch over Watchmen.
RE: GOP season tic holders
People like that have to have a special set of custom made blinders on to maintain their “It’s all Bad” attitude. The list clearly states how many jobs are being created for each requested project.
Sure, one project might only employ 15 people … but multiply that by the half million other such requests and now you have employed a LARGE sum of tax payers in a very short order.
Pah. Nothing like being ambushed by work politics first thing in the morning before you’ve even sat in your chair. I hate my job.
Jack (and all) That stimulus watch page you posted, I just checked it out. If you look under Washington and click on Spokane, the top two entries are projects that I personally helped draft, though we turned in our final drafts of those plans last month. And that second entry, the Freya St Bridge, thats the one I often refer to as “the clit bridge.”
I’m actually really disappointed with that list, there’s no mention of the North-South Coridor which badly needs funding to complete, and the third entry about the Maple/Walnut/Ceder reconstruction… That’s all ready finished! They finished that months ago. I wouldn’t be surprised if the city went over budget and are using the Stimulus to make up for it.
Come to think of it the Havana and Freya Street bridge projects both went over budget too… Jesus I hope that isn’t what these mayors and governors are doing with this money…
Did you forget to put the new coversheet on your TPS report again?
Not. In. The. Mood.
Dub – I hope you made note of that project already being finished on the “Cons” section for that project.
That’s the sort of “Citizen waving a red flag” thing that this has come down to. Without local input … we as a nation are at the mercy of the “same old thing”.
sorry ditto. 🙁
I hope Karma comes and sits on the office douche bags for you.
EssBee: Thanks for the flattery 🙂
Jack: Yeah, getting worse is kind of a certainty in this situ. And yet, that doesn’t make it easier. Things are devolving past bed-ridden, and I’ve been forced to consider live in care, or at least a nurse on call, but the spousal unit will have none of it.
Anyway, whine whine blah, as for watchman, the ranting I could do, but I have no experience with skype. And in this body even pretending I could make a live appearance on schedule is just…well, insane 😛
*ponders what hack really wrote Dollhouse*
*goes back to coloring*
And for the fluff piece, watch a parrot hatch and grow:
10:05 am, Jack casually gives us the bird.
… or at least a link to it.
10:35 am, 30 minutes have passed since Jack last gave us the link.
. . .
A – ABBA. . . . . . ?
Gah. Sorry for venting earlier. The entire week has been sucking big time.
Mama mia, Jack. 😉
B – (puts fingers to lips, rapidly moves fingers up and down) BbbBbbBBbbbbbbBbbb
CP: Road To Nowhere — Talking Heads
C — Culture Club
D – Devo
And ZOMG… I loved the bird link.
E – Eurythmics
E – Everclear
F – Foo Fighters
CP: Break It Down Again — Tears For Fears
(kinda describes what I’m doing *again* at work)
G – Gowan
I just posted a Wil Wheaton talks The Watchmen movie link on the Watchmen page. It’s hilarious if you haven’t read it yet.
Dr. Manhattan’s Junk as a great band name = classic.
H — Huey Lewis
I – INXS
J – Jann Arden
K – Kraftwerk
J – Judas Priest
Oops I went backward.
L – Loverboy
Krokus would have been a good K too. I like Krokus better.
M – Motley Crue
L – Let’s Active
Thx for the Wil Wheaton Watchmen link, EssBee. You know – some friends of mine got to play Rockband with him, when he was last in Phoenix.
N – New Order
Wow. My band got filtered by WP! And you’ll be surprised when you see it.
So, I’ll pick a different one
N – NIN
O – Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
ditto, your filthy “New Order” comment is free.
Damn. . . . I remember Krokus.
P – The Pogues
You know me, Jack. The gutter is a step up for me. 😉
Q – Queen
R – Ratt
S – Stevie Nicks
Stevie Nicks’ sister lives (or at least used to live) in this area and she frequented one of the karaoke bars I used to go to. She looked and sounded so much like her, it was freakish. I kept hoping the real Stevie would show up one day, but she didn’t.
Jack had friends gloating about playing rockband with Wil Wheaton? Sounds like a bunch of name-dropping to me. I don’t believe it.
T – Talk Talk
U – Ultravox
There. I dropped it.
V – Van Halen
W – Warrant
X – XTC
Y – Y&T
Z – ZZ Top (duh)
Want more game. More more.
A – Almost Paradise
B – Burnin’ Down the House
C – Cool Places (oooh the Sparks.)
Cj, if Stevie Nicks walked in to anyplace where I was, I’d pee.
D – Drugs In My Pocket
Well, that’s a different take on Gold Dust Woman.
E – Eat the Rich
Srsly want to pull out my old Krokus album right now. I just need a turntable. Oh wait… I bet I can get MP3s!
F – Famous Blue Raincoat
G – Gold Dust Woman.
(sorry EssBee, 😛 )
The kids were off from school today for a teacher workday. Since it was just our district, we took advantage of the non-crowds and went out with them to go bowling and play video games. And, we found the most incredible air hockey table – it would serve the puck automatically and at random points would put one or two extra pucks in play. It was also extra wide and sported four paddles.
Not bad for a Friday.
Joe – while it won’t help me directly, the company I work for has an Infrastructure group that does projects like the ones listed in the stimulus watch page. I would hope they would be able to pickup a few of those if they go through.
On my side of the fence, we do projects mostly for refineries, chemical, and power plants – none of whom are terribly interested in spending money these days.
H – Hanging On The Telephone
Sounds like a Friday well spent, Ed.
I – If Not For You
I – I Melt With You
J – Jack and Diane
J – Jailhouse Rock
If only I was clairvoyant I would have known Cj was about to post.
K – Karma Chameleon
L – La Bamba
M – Milk and Alcohol
N – Nice Work If You Can Get it
O – Orinoco Flow
CW: QI S6E9
P – Pac-Man Fever
Q – Queen of Hearts (one of my most requested karaoke tunes believe it or not)
R – Rapture
S – Stevie Nicks
I should have done “Rooms on Fire” for R since it’s my favorite Stevie Nicks song.
S for Stand Back?
I like the Dave Edmunds version:
T – Tainted Love
That’s pretty great, Van! I’m not nearly as manly.
U – Under Pressure
V – Visions Of Johanna
I don’t know bout y’all, but I LOVE Friday nights. TV is awesome right now – even though some of you (ahem, marlo and JOe) are hatin’ on Dollhouse already. Yipee!
On my way home.
EssBee: Dollhouse had none of the awesome I associate with Whedon. The writing was just plain *terrible*. Right from the opening go, Whedonesque is just Whedonesque–the chars, the dialogue, the storylines, the mythos and details in delicious layers and flourishes….but this was just utter crap.There was not one *sentence* I would believe came from Joss.
Now, that happened on Buffy when one of his under-hacks wrote a suck script, especially a certain Nameless Evil in seasons 6 and 7. Angel’s underlings actually had talent, dammit, and were never under nothing.
I’m sure you could argue that Firefly had a premiere of suck, but thing was it WASN’T the opening ep. The opening ep is frickin brilliant; Fox just aired it last. But even that aired opener, which was the weakest ep of the whole series, I did not sit through, bored, and think ‘Who the hell wrote this? Misfiring robot monkeys?’
Dollhouse reeked just nasty of written by the money. You know, the people who should never speak. I was reminded of the network drove bodies flying train wreck that was season 2 of Dark Angel….
Can’t say I cared much for the first ep of Doll House either. I’m willing to give it a shot, but I was decidedly underwhelmed.
I actually bought the album with “Pacman Fever” on vinyl. LOL
Be careful with those Krokus comments CJ. Mr. JOe isn’t a fan of those midnight maniacs.
I liked Doll House okay. Although the Misses and I found it a bit contrived. I’ll give it a shot to see if it improves.
I dug the premier of Dollhouse. Tonight I’m watching BSG live, and Dollhouse on the DVR when we get back into town Sunday.
I’m at badass karaoke right now. Gotta love free wifi.
W – Welcome to the Terrordome
Badass Karaoke has become a Friday night staple.
Morning Pan, after today I’m on a weeks holiday, even thought it will seem to pass in the blink of an eye..looking forward to it.
Couldn’t find any songs beginning x or z:
Y – Year of the Cat
X – Xanadu
Z – Zorba
We’re off this weekend to visit mom & dad and to celebrate dad’s bday (59 this year). Enjoy the skype call Sunday!
CG: Fallout 3
(and also God of War 2)
Are you dressing up for GOW2?
Good morning. I can’t believe I have nothing scheduled for today. I think I’ll clean the house and make it presentable for people who might be visiting it tomorrow.
Jack – I don’ t know how long badass karaoke will be part of our routine. It seems to be losing its luster for some of us.
Save the world with nipples.
There you go CJ.
That’s the way I like my “Low Brow” … set up firm and high.
Re: Doll House
I look forward to seeing last night’s Ep because Whedon doesn’t do “crap” and I just know that it won’t be. I choose to believe Ep1 was the result of FOX getting hold of his beautiful soufflÃ© and throwing it in a blender with some cheese and left over bits from other generic shows to make some sort of “one size fit’s none” casserole.
So I just know the rest of the season will be great!
This is what I choose to believe.
I saw last night’s episode of Doll House and it was *much* better than the previous. It had many Whedon’s hallmarks. I wonder if that’s really how he had planned on starting the series before Fox got involved and mucked things up.
Saw these guys tonight:
Not my usual scene, but still enjoyable to listen too.
That guy can really play, Van. Good stuff.
Just finished watching Ep 2 of Dollhouse via Hulu. I thought I set up a season pass on the DVR, but apparently had just set the 1st episode.
Anyway, definitely an improvement over the premiere – and the signs that the imprints are casting permanent shadows on Echo’s memory are promising.
Now something more trivial…a parrot that swears in a Scottish accent:
Amateur short film based on Half Life:
Beautiful sunny Sunday Morning. I have a cat on my lap, making sure I use the computer properly.
Will be doing some shopping once the stores open.
CP: Elvis Costello – The Comedians
Holy crap – so much to do.
And the Watchmania call starts soon! I hope you’re going to be there.
T minus 2 hours until the Watchmania call!!! I’m so excited. (I’m still producing new Questors until the time comes, though.)
I’ll be there!
I just did the skype test call again to make sure things are good on my end. At least as far as the bot is concerned, I pass.
We have about an hour and 1/2 until take-off.
No recording will start at this end until my mother-in-law picks up the little people and takes them away for a while.
I’m also excited about Oscar night! Anyone else partaking in that?
So there are a series of Philadelphia Cream Cheese commercials played up here, where there is an angel and her “man-servant”, Albert. (couldn’t find any on u-tube, though for reference).
If any of you are familiar with this series of commercials, I have a question… While I can see the angel’s idea of heaven including a “man-servant”, what does it say about Albert if his idea of heaven is being a man-servant?
In answer to CJ:
While my husband and I have seen very few of the nominated movies, we still have a little contest. We’ll print out the ballot and each make our choices of winners. The one who chooses the most correct winners, gets a massage by the loser. More times than not, I seem to win 🙂
Rhettro is here – we’re off!
While i still haven’t been able to find any commercials with Albert the manservant, I did find this, which I thought was a little odd.
You are a Pratchett fan TEB and you need to ask that about an Albert?
You know, Van. I never even made the connection until now. Still, one has to wonder…
So Van, knowing how late it is there, are we going to get the occasional snoring sound during the discussion? 😀
I’ve had three pints of diet coke..I should be able to manage to stay awake..
However any tinkling of water noises I will leave to your imagination.
So I’m waiting for everything to go green on my contacts list.
I’m good to go.
CP: Touched — VAST
“Red three, standing by”
Waiting for Dan’s call…
Fingers crossed that the lag demon is in hiding.
Ditto, are you on my Skype contact list? If not, why not?
TEB. I see you. I can make a test call if you’d like.
We are setting up equipment and should be ready to roll soon.
Standing by and ready!
Currently drinking: Lion stout.
The best Sri Lankan beer I’ve ever had.
Aw, who am I kidding? It’s the *only* Sri Lankan beer I’ve had. It’s still damn good, nonetheless.
T-minus 5 minutes.
No, you don’t need to call me ditto. I just wasn’t sure with pseudonyms. I think I know who you are 😉
I hear ya, TEB.
Too early for drinking here. i usually wait until after supper.
My family is Italian. It’s never too early to drink.
/engage panic mode
Go for main ignition sequence…
I’ll resist making a Thunderbirds reference.
I know it may be sacrilege, but I could never get into Thunderbirds.
That was cool, thx to everybody, 01.16 in the morning, time to sleep.
Good night, Van! 🙂
CP: The Violent Femmes – Blister in the Sun (inspired by the talk of an all-Palooza-characters Duel of the Fates that came up after the Watchmania discussion)
That was soo much fun guys! Thanks!!!
It sure was.
Damn it – I missed a DotF!!! Damn it Damn it Damnit!
Oh well. Other production happened…its all good.
Definitely a great gathering. Thanks to Dan and CJ for pulling it altogether.
It was cool to talk to you guys live. How much longer did y’all go after I dropped out? I’m sure I could have literally gone for hours on this one.
Sorry to have missed the call! Darn.
EssBee, you were mentioned multiple times and I think that totally counts as you being there!
Thank you all for being so great about everything. It worked out well from our end! 🙂
That was a truly great time – – thanks everyone for a smoother-than-anticipated Skype discussion. It’s sometimes impossible to get through a 2-person conversation without constant interruptions – – – – how did we manage so few collisions?
I certainly wasn’t surprised at how much I enjoyed it, though. You guys rock, I knew it would be a fun time, and a lively discussion. We got about 100 minutes(!) of good material.
Thanks everyone for your time and your excellent commentary.
And big thanks again to Dan & Cj for their awesome contributions AND for hosting and recording and engineering the whole thing.
WNDR, you didn’t miss a Duel, but Amy came up with a great idea for a future DotF tournament theme – – – all Palooza characters.
Dan & CJ rock.
That is all.
A good time for all? Excellent. =)
It is now time for me to go get coated in clear grease and black ink. If I’m unlucky, I’ll get red ink too. Blah.
Grease ? Um ….
Just watched Ep#2 Dollhouse
A MARKED improvement. Hard to believe how consistent FOX can be with the treatment of Joss’ shows.
I wouldn’t yet want to stack this Ep up against other Whedon shows but EP2 was clearly as good or better then most Network shows. Nice intricate plot weaving and a reemergence of the Whedon “snappy repartee'” dialog.
Sadly, after that 1st episode … the only people still watching are probably just the Whedon faithful. He had us at “Hello”.
It’s the “new” audience that he has to capture.
The guest spot from the BSG lawyer Romo Lampkin was a nice touch this week on Dollhouse.
As for the Oscars – Wall-E didn’t get nominated for best picture, so the whole show is pretty much a farce in my book.
ha – “Farce Book”.
The Social Media network for phonies.
Speaking of BSG –
For those Katee “Starbuck” Sackhoff fans … she had a major role in the last ep of “Nip/Tuck”. She plays a Doctor who likes to live life dangerously … and that includes her rather aggressive sex life.
I’ll just let your mind wander with that one.
Oh, it may be a reoccurring role as well.
Thanks CJ and Dan for being excellent hosts!
On a side note, I lost our Oscar Pool so tonight my hubby gets a full body rub. Damn, I was looking forward to getting one myself.
I agree with everyone else. I had a great time last night, and much thanks to Dan and Cj for lending their hosting expertise and their studio.
They were really pushing the Watchmen GN at Borders today as part of the buildup for the movie.
DC isn’t dumb. Though a lot of what they’ve done in recent years has sucked, they do realize that the movie would sell a lot of comics.
It’s starting to snow again 🙁
Spring can’t get here soon enough.
Just a quick word to say thanks to all of you. It was a lot of fun and really, Dan did all the technical stuff. I just sat there. 🙂 So he should get the tech credit and Jack, thank you for letting us be a part of it.
I think everyone’s contributions to the conversation were what made it great so, you know, I’m feeling pretty lucky to have been a part of it. So, thank you, Deadpan.
I love how I’m *still* learning stuff about the story.
Gonna be offline most of the day. *sigh*
You guys carry on without me. . .
Just got an email from my sister. She said that (don’t know where she read this) FOX had made Joss re-shoot the premiere because they thought the original was too dark.
Have fun storming the castle, Jack.
Now that could be a palooza worthy idea.
I also thought “Streets of Fire” might be interesting.
Been a long time since I’ve seen that one, Ed.
CP: Fisherman’s Blues — The Waterboys
I have a serious case of the Monday blues. Dammit.
I so don’t want to work today.
Do you just want to bang on the drums all day?
Via Phil Plait’s Bad Astronomy Blog
And I’ve escaped!
As a side note – holy crap am I unfocused these days. I feel about as sharp as a balloon.
I feel as sharp as pudding.
Oh. Just remembered to add SpeedRacer to my Netflix queue.
Does anyone here use the Netflix friends feature? I have friends there, but not sure I find it entirely useful.
Rough as a badgers arse here.
I seem to be the Speed Racer film’s lone supporter. . .
It was an excellent kids’ movie — lots of Spongebob-level humor, amazing visuals, and exciting action sequences, plus some intelligent and deep moments for the adults.
I really hope the Wachowskis and studios can shrug off the bad reviews and make some sequels.
I’ve been talking to a friend about Watchmen. He also thinks that a younger generation won’t quite understand the fatalism prevalent during the Cold War. It reminded me of something: I was glad back then knowing that I lived near likely target. It would be a quick end.
CP: I wanna be your friend again — Concrete Blonde
Intolerance is alive and well it seems:
Very sad, Van. Very, very sad.
CW: Being Human eps 4
CP: Saved by the dawn — Tom Cochrane
The Watchmania was awesome, though it reminded me how inadequate I am at unscripted discussion. You people are all great at it though. It was a great time as much as I was able to participate…
Cj, I use the Netflix friends feature. I enjoy lurking and knowing what people are watching.
ditto, I had the exact same feeling growing up! We used to say in middle school that we’d be the first hit because NORAD is in Colorado Springs.
Reading Watchmen reminded me of why the final episode of the first season Heroes peed me off…really wanted Sylar to be snuffed out and not come back in S2.
So now to look at some more ink blots…
In the UK we would have got even less warning (less than 4 minutes), not much time to brood.
All the old Sci-Fi books, games, and films made the post-apocalypes look like a hoot. I’d rather have survived nuclear armageddon to patrol the highways with a band of my fellow mutants, fighting for food and gasoline.
JB, I thought your (and Iris’s) Watchmania comments were excellent, as were everyone’s.
Refurbing the cherry again. Last time was 2006, and on-site, when Jeremy was down to his boxers underneath…
I’m suddenly reminded of a game I used to play on an old boyfriend’s C64 called Roadwar 2000. I was obsessed with this game and played it for hours and hours. Then one day he came and took his computer back. The apocalypse was just never the same after that. All I had was a WYSE Terminal with 1200bps dial-up.
We broke up soon after.
I can recall being in NYC during the 80s and some group had taken it upon themselves to spray paint the outline “shadow” of people on streets and sidewalks.
It wasn’t dead body “chalk outlines” … it was like the shadows that were left behind in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. There were all sizes and you could often tell gender.
They weren’t “clever” or “cool” or anything that you’d now attribute to guerilla street art … given the time, they were just haunting.
People tried to pretend they weren’t there, no one talked about them but at intersections where the light would have pedestrians stopped, you could see people silently staring at these things … and for the most part no one would stand on one.
The worse one for me was what was obviously a women holding the hand of a child.
It all sounds over dramatic now. I can assure you that at the time … it was not.
Ah reminds of a comic strip from 2000AD, may have been a Future Shock, where a big fight over what looks like a tin of food in a post apocalyptic landscape. After winning the fight, the hero finds it’s a tin of engine oil..
Joe: I remember something like that. I think there was a big event like that in most cities to mark the 40th anniversary of dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
CP: Kid On My Shoulder — White Rabbits
CP: Alone And Unaware, The Landscape Was Transformed In Front Of Our Eyes — Red Sparowes
And hey Vanamonde – thanks for staying up late to talk with us.
San Antonio was home to three Air Force bases and one Army post. I had no worries about living beyond the first strike. I remember knowing (though I’m sure it was a bogus guess) how many warheads were targeted at me while I was growing up. I remember being grateful in the 90’s that my own kids would not grow up with that hanging over them.
Van, that is certainly a sad story. Apparently we’ve still got a long way to go.
Please explain to me why I can be diagnosed with distinctively low testosterone levels and the only treatment costs about as much as my lyrica… and yet I have a very strong desire to kill somebody.
Well women don’t usually have high testosterone levels and can still kill.
Morning Pan, I’m hitting the tracks today, going to visit my sister.
CP: Rumshack 29
Thanks to everyone for fitting me in, was great to participate.
CP: Michael Feldman’s Whad’Ya Know? for February 21, 2009
Delighted to discover last week that the full show is up as a podcast now.
2 inches of snow fell over night and I had to go downtown.
Got caught up on past posts. Will have to wait until I get home to check out links, though.
Off to work. See you all in the evening.
If you all remember I had a huge issue with pipes bursting in my front yard and sewage everywhere etc.
While the entire fiasco did cost me a fortune to fix – I just received my water bill and looks like I’ll be saving about one hundred or so dollars a month now that I’m not dumping water unnecessarily out into my yard. So, that’s good news!
I guess that’s a good news, bad news type situation, CJ.
Then, this came in my e-mail this morning and made me laugh.
Will have to look at it this afternoon when I get home.
“Night Owl Coffee – Helps you bring on the end of the world!” (may cause some impotency)
So who will volunteer to shovel my sidewalk so it will be done for me when I get home?
How much hot chocolate you got?
And none of that white “chocolate” stuff. 😉
I’ve got tons of hot chocolate. I’ve even got some hazelnut flavoured. I’ve also got marshmallows, whip cream and cinnamon.
I’m going home and, since I didn’t seem to have any real takers, then I’ll shovel my walk and drive way.
I hope you all feel bad when my little fingers freeze off and I have to type messages on the board using my nose.
Well, even if I knew how to use skype, I would have been out of the roundtable on the grounds that I had another massive pain attack and had to inject more burning meds into my thigh in an attempt to stay out of the ER…
Sad to have missed it, but I’m sure you all were brilliant without me. 🙂
And my brain wants to explode in disgust that any of you are saying glowing things about Dollhouse.
Not only am I not watching any more of it, Joss lost me *permanently* for any of his future work. Period.
Sorry to hear about the pain, marlo!
Speaking of Dollhouse and Joss, there is a really interesting interview w/ him about it in the current Rolling Stone. There’s only a portion of the article online, mostly about Dr. Horrible:
I’d recommend any Whedon fans to check out the full-length article in the rag – it was interesting and Joss discussed what FOX did to Dollhouse. He says in the article that he’s done w/ TV. Unlike marlo, I’d watch or read anything Joss touches. I’m a huge fan.
I still think it would be really interesting for the original pilot to be posted on Hulu so that Fox’s version could be judged against Joss’s version.
But, I doubt Fox has enough confidence to let that happen.
I still consider Joss one of my favourite writers, EssBee, but I won’t support his future projects. I’m not interested. The theme of Dollhouse: let’s base a series on rape fantasy! Yea! was just too disgusting to tolerate.
I’m baffled and sickened, but it’s only worse that he self-describes as such a feminist. In any case, he’s become one of those writers for me that–for reasons unknown–has utterly lost his mind and / or talent.
Ouch. Time for more painkillers…:/
marlo, what you bring up is exactly what my circle of academic feminist buddies are discussing like mad re: the show. There is a – IMO – particularly good article about that here:
Full disclosure: I personally trust Joss and am reading Dollhouse from a feminist perspective as a show examining exploitation versus an exploitative show. (After 2 episodes, at least.)
I agree with EssBee. I feel the show is about exploitation, not promoting it. The Dollhouse is using people as tools, which is an inherently evil thing to do–*ahem* Ozymandais. We shouldn’t like the people running the Dollhouse. So far, Joss is doing a decent job at conveying exactly that. If he was portraying the Dollhouse as an ideal, then I would have a problem. It would be promoting the ‘rape fantasy’ that MD mentions.
Fox’s *marketing* of the show, however, is extremely exploitative. It’s downright sleazy in some respects. I really don’t like watching any of their ads or promos for the show. I have the distinct impression that the Fox execs would be visiting the Dollhouse every chance they get. *shudders*
CP: Kingdom Come — Coldplay
“a show examining exploitation versus an exploitative show.” That’s my take as well, although full disclosure, I thought the first episode was meh and I slept through the second, Teresa said it was pretty good though.
But it’s not just the marketing. From the way it’s written to the way it’s shot, it’s ALL about the awesome of making this chick do anything you want her to, and she’ll like it. Because she doesn’t have a choice.
It couldn’t be more yuck.
It’s also horrifying that the found someone who wanted to play that. I do kind of hope that Fox made it something it completely wasn’t, but then I’d expect Joss et al to be shrieking everywhere that they disavowed it.
“It couldnâ€™t be more yuck.”
I think that’s exactly the point. You *shouldn’t* like it. It’s supposed to be creepy. It’s supposed to make you think the Dollhouse is a vile entity.
CP: Funny How Time Slips Away — Willie Nelson
I agree that the premise is digusting for that exact reason, but my gut tells me it’s supposed be. As a viewer, the more I watch, the more I think how corrupt and immoral the heads of the Doll House are instead of how awesome it would be to have complete control over women. For anyone that thinks along those lines I’m sure there is a gut punch coming up soon. Either that or I totally misjudged Mr. Whedon.
“Iâ€™m sure there is a gut punch coming up soon. Either that or I totally misjudged Mr. Whedon.”
I agree. If Whedon does not follow through on illustrating how vile the Dollhouse is, I’ll be extremely disappointed.
Back from my office, shovelling the sidewalk and lunch.
Oh yeah, I also picked up a Roomba… now to tell my husband…
CP: Jason Mraz – I’m yours
Work can be like a gut punch from Whedon.
A gut punch from Whedon is on level with Karaoke with Stevie Nicks in my book.
Whedon gut punch == Wash dies
Jack – Did you get the file?
EssBee – Is that good???
ditto – ouch
Hmmm TEB snow bunny time!
VERY good, Wolf! You missed Jack’s . . . ahem . . . off-color comment about Stevie Nicks from last week, I take it?
A Whedon gut punch turns you into a Gold Dust Woman?
So, I guess it’s my turn for someone to post pictures of me from my past on Facebook.
Home for the day. Long day. Best part was the pancake dinner at IHOP. Bedtime soon.
It’s never going to be my turn to post old photos of my self.
Morning Pan, how I wish computer hardware would do what it says on the tin.
In regards to Dollhouse, if the main protagonist was a man would you still make the rape fantasy comments on the series?
CW: Chuck S2E14
On a more techy note, I have to say I’m impressed with the N+ router that my nephew just bought. My sister’s house has think walls and the old router didn’t perform very well.
Hump Day – use appropriately…..
If you want to change a people’s way of thinking … standing in front of them telling them that their ideas are wrong and bad and awful, is mostly going to result in them “tuning you out”.
On the other hand, if you present them with something like “Dollhouse” with a premise that is meant to “seem” titillating and get them hooked – you can slowly and steadily show them just how awful that idea really is.
You can make a who lot more change from the inside as a “friend” then from the outside as a foe.
Asdemonstrated by the Neocons, who took away far much more of our freedoms and privacy away than the Soviets ever managed to.
A much lighter thought :
On March 26, 1895 British chemist Sir William Ramsay treated the mineral cleveite (a variety of uraninite) with mineral acids. Ramsay was looking for argon but, after separating nitrogen and oxygen from the gas liberated by sulfuric acid, he noticed a bright yellow line that matched the D3 line observed in the spectrum of the Sun.
This made him the first scientist to isolate HELIUM here on earth.
JOe, I read your first comment and thought that you were talking about Obama’s speech last night at first!
-31 and snowfall warning today.
Essbee – perhaps I am 😉
Actually the conceipt is valid for most anything in life. It is far easier to change from within than from without … unless you have a much MUCH bigger gun than the group you want to change. (and even then you can’t be assured the change will “stick”)
Have to admit I only watched about 5 or 10 minutes worth. I wasn’t hearing anything new. Since I agree with much he was saying I didn’t need the “pep” talk.
My sarcasm meter must be broken… EssBee
I have been so out of it lately…
So whilst flicking through the making of the Watchmen movie at Waterstones.
Turns out they cheat on Rorschach’s mask. The actor wears a mask with a slit so he can see as he does a scene. They then use CGI to make mask look complete in post production.
Rorschach is much to manly to cheat on his mask. What a Hollywood thing to do. 😉
Oh and even with horrible week I’ve been having, Dan and I still managed to get our own show recorded and posted:
CW: Spaced S2E2
CJ – I have the latest episode downloaded first thing this morning…(I leave itune on over night). SO LLaP is in the que.
WR- Poised to post on Saturday.
Okay, ignorant U.S. person question:
When writing contact info, I generally list city, state. E.g.:
New Orleans, LA
For Canadian towns, how would I do this? Brampton, ONT?
EssBee: Yes. Canadian addresses are written much like those in the US:
You can write out the province name or use a 2 char abbr.
Admittedly, I’m not likely to even watch a Star Trek episode anymore if it comes on the TV, but now thanks to Dan and CJ, I can relive the memories as they rewatch them for me.
As awful as a lot of that early TNG was, I wonder if it would stand a chance had it been released in the present. In some ways, I think those early TNG episodes have held up less well than the original Trek.
ZP ain’t scared of a little girl as he reviews Fear 2:
I just can’t freaking believe it been over two hours and my nephew still hasn’t finished cleaning his room.
It’s like a jungle in there
It makes me wonder
how he keeps from going under
CP: Vessel — NIN
Crickets riding on tumbleweeds?
so CJ … what IS the e-mail address to send you bumpers ???
Inquiringly wrong minds want to know. 😉
An independent video friend of mine is looking for me to help him and his co-producers into the world of Vid Podcasting. Neither he nor I are particularly web-savvy, so looking at Libsyn complete with blog templates for starters…
And of course seeing Libsyn in detail has me once again asking myself why I haven’t jumped into the “Really Big Podcast” yet.
Of course the answer has to do with the incomplete nature of the revised “Really Big Things” which was to be the heart of said podcast.
Trying to live by the “finish it first” advice espoused by Sigler and Morris…
Libsyn I found to limiting…
WordPress is working better for me while I host my files on libsyn.
How is wordpress for someone who doesn’t have clue #1 as far as customizing?
I don’t have a clue… templates (free ones are easy to find) I find that it is easy to quickly pick up…
If you have questions I will do my best to help shoot me an email.
J0e, you can e-mail bumpers to email@example.com – Thanks! 🙂
JB, I have tried to tweak WordPress and I don’t have a clue and I’ve been able to do a little, but not much. It probably depends how much customization you are planning. I’m fairly tech savvy and WordPress made me feel less savvy.
Hah, J0e. You rule! Awesome wav you sent me. Now I’ll have to sign up for the RSS to http://www.celebritydeathbeeper.com just so I have content.
… alternately, … you can have us go out and kill celebrities.
Hmmm. Maybe your way is better.
CP: Driving with the top down — Ramin Djawadi
Iron Man Soundtrack
“Killing celebrities is the Way” doesn’t have much of a pleasant ring to it. . .
A ha! There’s a trailer for “Tales of the Black Freighter”
CW – Underworld (Blu-Ray)
Tonight’s I will mostly be displaying a nice set of scratches inflicted by my sisters cat.
Where’s Mr. Nugent when you need him?
I think he’s busy with his jerky.
Oooh all the trailers on that page! I’m totally excited for the movie.
It was tough to resist, but I didn’t watch any of the other trailers. I’ve still only seen the first one — and Tales of the Black Freighter.