Monday, June 30, 2008

Octagon @Comic Con - it's coming






Getting curiouser and curiouser about this...

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Trevor McFur said...

First...?

Chris JC said...

"Who is Number One...?"


Oh - it's Trevor.

Perhaps that should have been how the last episode of The Prisoner went instead of all that Dem Bones madness.

The finale by which all others shall be judged.

Trevor McFur said...

I've actually never seen any of the original Prisoner (please don't make me turn in my Geek badge). But I think if it's taken seriously, it could be a good thing. I agree that most modern remakes are junk, but every now and then something good happens (ex. BSG). The fact that it's on a quality basic cable station is a very good thing, I think.

MB said...

Chris is number two

Alirio said...

Troisième mes bitches!

Would bringing my CV to Comic Con to hand in to the Octagon recruiters be too nerdy?

Chris JC said...

I have no intention of trousering your bitches.

La chiens femmes - or something.

Alirio said...

OK fourth if you count MB twice.

Chris JC said...

I've suddenly translated your French in my head and MB screwed you up :(

memphish said...

DarkUFO had some info. on OGR and Comic Con on the front page yesterday. I don't think a CV will be necessary. Sounds like it's the case that if you go to Comic Con you can get to the website before the rest of us non Comic Con schmucks.

I hope they realize that once 1 person at ComicCon has the URL it will be all over the web and will get enough server capacity.

Holli

MB said...

Chris - was your dismay @the end of the last thread b/c of worry about the new Prisoner not being solely a British production (ITV and AMC co-producing it looks like), or b/c of the former rumor (I had heard at least) that Chris Eccleston might star?

memphish said...

Back to The Prisoner. I'd always heard it never really had a finale or at least the finale they wanted because the star was so nuts. Is that not correct Ask Chris?

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

as i understand it, having never seen the show, they did have quite a humdinger of a finale.

which was somewhat similar to the Nowhere Man finale.

i also like the Farscape season four 4 finale as a "holy crap!" series ender. but that had a mini-series afterwards to clean up the finale.

Chris JC said...

I was just being a British tosser - the kind I hate. I'm getting over it now.

McGoohan certainly did Go Off The Page somewhat but that last episode, for all its insanity, does make sense to me - it's only the last few shots that pull it into place. It's marvellous

If you want to see The Prisoner, don't see the film "Killing Zoe" as it very casually spoils the central mystery of the whole series.

Chris JC said...

To clarify - I wasn't being consciously anti-American. I don't think there should be a British remake of The Prisoner either, but I am always prepared to be proved wrong.

And - at least it isn't Mel Gibson, like was rumoured for YEARS.

Herlihy said...

I am shocked and appalled at the use of "curiouser". It sickens me.

Chris JC said...

What with that and your disagreement on the definition of portmanteau words, you really must have it in for Lewis Carroll.

Alirio said...

why is there so much talk of coat racks on the blogspot in recent weeks.


WTF?

:-D

Happy Canada day tomorrow!

Woot, eh!

memphish said...

You know what I'd like for Canada Day? Some TLI.

Holli

Alirio said...

oooh le snap!

Herlihy said...

Chris JC - Who's Lewis Carroll?

I jest. I really, really dislike hit works. Makes my skin crawl. I hate it. Gimme a bit or Orwell or Wilde anyday.

Also, I've just had to fill in a 37-page document for a job interview tomorrow. :( :( :(

PalmerEldritch said...

hey, when the lovely ladies of TLI are ready to post their podcast, they will.

i imagine that poor Kim is busy hiding all of Canada's maple syrup in case Dale from the jay and jack show decides to visit Canada. :\

PalmerEldritch said...

p.s. AMERICAN GLADIATORS!!!

i hope crush destroys someone.

simon said...

How postmodern of you to let biographical details affect your reading of the author's work.

Wilde is overrated anyway.

memphish said...

TLI is recorded. It just requires a Canadian to edit it. I was thinking that would be a good way to spend Canada Day. So that then I could spend the 4th of July enjoying. Truth, justice and TLI.

AG won't be until tomorrow for me. Kiddo is spending the night out.

Holli

Herlihy said...

Simon - It's got nothing to do with any biographical details. His works don't sit right with me. It's a personal preference. I'm not saying that he's a shockingly bad author or anything.

Wilde isn't overrated. He's wonderful.

MB said...

Herlihy - didn't mean to offend your sensibilities with a children's book reference - lol

What's the skinny on the Weakest Link - have you heard anything more?

andrew. said...

- i <3 the Prisoner. I used to consider it the best television show ever made, ever to be made, but some obvious recent entries have bumped it a bit to #2 or 3.

The story I've heard on the finale was that the producers wanted more episodes but McGoohan felt it had run its course, so he locked himself away and wrote the finale. The finale takes a very metaphorical twist and it angered the majority of the viewing audience, invested in what they thought was a more meat & potatos spy thriller, so much that McGoohan went into hiding for a while.

I imagine there would be a similar uproar if Lost had a sort of a "2001: A Space Odyssey" wrap-up.

MB said...

A small bit of spoiler info from Mr. Naveen Andrews over at the SPLOG

memphish said...

Why you shouldn't surf in a bikini when you're famous.

Holli

Herlihy said...

haha, don't worry mb. I was joking really. It doesn't sicken me. It just doesn't sit right....

Er, not heard about anything. Although I will probably get a letter to my home address, not my uni address, which is annoying.

Chris JC said...

Serves you right for being a student.

I don't normally go for emoticons - at least on here, but

;)

Chris JC said...

RIP Don S. Davis.

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/arts/story.html?id=d43bbc0f-1971-40e0-a584-c05aba7ee939

So many different genre TV fans will differ over what they want to watch in his honour, which is pretty cool.

"Gaaaarlaaand? S-s-s-strange name..."

PalmerEldritch said...

yeah, chris. i read about that too. here's a longer article. as a stargate fan, this was a real shock to me. he'd also done guest spots on just about every Vancouver-produced series out there.

and he was in a famous Canadian Superiority propaganda piece too!

gillian said...

Happy Canada Day, my friends! Five-day weekend, yay!! I mean, uh, yay, I love my country, wooo!

PalmerEldritch said...

happy canada day, canadians!

do you barbecue obsessively in celebration? cuz, really, you should.

PalmerEldritch said...

point of lost discussion:

Both Isabelle and Harper are antagonistic female Others and seem like they were possibly going to be recurring characters. Was Isabelle "take one" and Harper "take two" of trying to create a recurring female Other baddie?

Think we'll see a "take three" or do you think Harper will actually show up again?

PalmerEldritch said...

or do you think that their characters/roles are totally unrelated?

gillian said...

Oh, and snerk to the Canadian Heritage Minutes. I only just discovered them this year, but still, hilarious.

memphish said...

I suppose whether or not we get more Harper or take three will depend on actress availability. I think that's part of why the Sheriff was eliminated. My vote would be for a Take Three because Harper's eyebrows and mole were very distracting. It's hard to say where they are going with those Others.

Do you think Harper will psychoanalyze Locke? Maybe that's the very bad thing that happened.

Holli

Trevor McFur said...

I think that Harper was meant to be the 'face of the Others' since it didn't look like Nester Carbonell was going to be available. Now that he's back, I bet we don't see much of Harper anymore.

Isabelle was created, I think, as a springboard for more stories should the show need to go on indefinitely. She was supposed to be 'The Sheriff' and looked like she was a pretty major player in The Others' power structure, so they could use her to look at the Others' justice system, etc. Then suddenly, she never appears again, even in flashbacks, and supposedly dies off-screen. It really sounds like, they got the end-date, they realized that they didn't need her or any storylines they might get from her anymore, so, boom, she's gone.

andrew. said...

I agree that Harper was probably taking Richard Alpert's place as the placeholder for the Others. I kind of hope we see her next in the same fashion as we were first introduced to Goodwin, shishkabob. It would be a fitting end for such a jerk, and it could be the 1st hint that things were going very badly on the island.

I really liked Juliet's character when they first introduced her. Her motivations were mysterious, and even her friendly actions were colored with a dangerous edge. Isabelle & Harper were both outwardly villainous and i don't think it worked.

Cindy will rise in the Others' ranks from glorified babysitter to Queen of the island after a number of Cindy-centric flashback episodes which show that she was chosen by the island at birth.

LOST.

PalmerEldritch said...

cindy-blamo!

Herlihy said...

I just watched Time Crash... y'know for shits and giggles.

That is all.

PalmerEldritch said...

Jeffrey Tambor says we're getting an Arrested Development movie.

woo-hoo!

memphish said...

ABC has finally followed Aimee's lead in reading. LOST Book Club

Holli

t-dot kim said...

Happy Canada Day!!

I'm celebrated by waking up at 3pm, had a bowl of Shreddies, then had some Ketchup chips and a Coffee Crisp about 10 mins ago. I plan on drinking nothing but beer...Molson Canadian Beer that is during a fireworks show at Ontario Place. Yes, we are also having BBQ for dinner--maybe some Caribou or Moose (we haven't decided yet, lol)

~K

...and YES, I did go to Tim Hortons today, and had a Maple Donut

MB said...

LOVED Time Crash!

/"OH...brilliant!...I mean, totally wrong big emergency universe goes bang in five minutes but... BRILLIANT!"

MB said...

lmao Kim

So....ketchup chips? I'm trying to decide if that sounds really good. I think it does.

MB said...

Wait - does chips=fries in Canada too?

t-dot kim said...

MB, they were Potato Chips, not French Fries

PalmerEldritch said...

"...celebrated by waking up at 3pm, had a bowl of Shreddies"

"I plan on drinking nothing but beer...Molson Canadian Beer that is"

"...and YES, I did go to Tim Hortons today, and had a Maple Donut"

THAT is awesome. do they have a "Captain Canada" yet? if not, i'm nominating Kim. :)


p.s. hope you had caribou.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Hez yo blogspot! What up?

Yeah MB, I'm with you on wondering if ketchup chips would be any good.

The only thing I am missing from tv right now is AG. I will have to do a marathon when I get back.

Arrested Development movie, woot! A lot of shows that I love, I wouldn't be too excited if they did a movie. But something tells me that they can pull it off right. I remember Mitch Hurwitz saying that they wouldn't do one unless they had a good idea.

Been in Budapest the past couple days. Cool place. It was freaking hot as hell yesterday. Something like 36 degrees celcius, which if my calculations are correct, is nearing 100. I got a bit of a sunburn while walking all over the place. Today I'm catching a bus to the southern coast of Croatia. Going to Split, then Dubrovnik.

Kim, how do I celebrate Canada day in Hungary? I don't think it will be so easy to find any Molson or Kokanee. Maybe I can make a fake maple leaf and put it on my backpack like all the Canadian travelers do. "I'M NOT AMERICAN!!!" lol

Herlihy said...

Holloway in love triangle shocker.

Stephanie said...

The Astronaut Farmer? That was a big stinker.

Chris JC said...

It at least sounds like the production is going to have a lot of Polish.

Trevor McFur said...

Chris & Steph--

As I'm milling through my post-Lost podcast collection, I've started listening to 'Cue the Film'. I'm really enjoying it, it's a fun show. I'm only on episode 3, so hopefully by next February or so I'll be all caught up. Steph, I can't believe that you liked 'Norbit'.

Chris JC said...

The opinions of Cue the Film are nearly always at odds with accepted notions of an individual film's quality. Particularly Steph and my opinions.

Glad you're enjoying, Trev - we do get better.

[ally] said...

Honey, I'm home!

I just got back yesterday afternoon and today I'm back at work.

I'll link up some pictures later from my trip.

Chris JC said...

Last night, in trib to Don Davis I watched One Breath.

Damn, it's still good.

Herls - I assume Time Crash is to pep you up for Doctor Who... I wonder what I should watch for the same effect?

Nearly suggested something there which would have been a spoiler. w00t!

MB said...

ALLY!!

Welcome home dear :)


for Doctor Who fans - a few pics of the finale + a clip from the Blue Peter special recently

Herlihy said...

Aye. I was wiki-ing Doctor who and Time Crash came up... i couldn't remember watching it on children in need so i had another view. I'm so totally going to rewatch the nuWho from the beginning... it may take priority over other things too.

PalmerEldritch said...

ally!!! welcome back. you were sorely missed. regale us with stories of your travels!

chris, in further Don S. Davis mourning, Joseph Mallozzi (Stargate Producer and Writer) has a really nice write up about him on his blog at http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2008/07/01/july-1-2008-in-memory-of-don-s-davis/.

Trevor McFur said...

Welcome home Ally! did you remember to get milk when you were out? ;) Looking forward to seeing some pics. Make sure that you go over all of the posts you missed while you were gone so that you can nail all of our unsaid, "That's what she saids".

Trevor McFur said...

I had no idea who Don S. Davis was until I clicked that link ... that's Major Briggs!!! :( What a great character actor. I think that he played a military man in everything I've ever seen him in.

Chris JC said...

Garland Briggs is certainly what I knew him from first - I chose One Breath in the end as although his appearance in it is short, it's properly iconic. I believe he had military experience and so just had the right bearing about him. As he strode off last night in his ghostly white Air Force garb, the wife said "that man knew how to wear a uniform".

I never really got into Stargate, the series so I don't know if this is true here as well - but I always found it odd that although he was usually cast as military figures I can't recall him barking orders like an action stations commanding officer - he always had a very calm, centred effect on screen.

[ally] said...

i tried to keep up as much as i could with the posts, while i was out.

on the plane ride home there was a flight attendant that resembled Abaddon, it kinda freaked me out at first.

Trevor McFur said...

He also played Scully's father in 'The X-Files'. You're right that he was never the mean or antagonistic military guy, he was always the competent and helpful military guy.

Trevor McFur said...

the setup...........

MB said...

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How was your cereal this morning?

Boy Genius

How to deal with a pain-in-the-ass neighbor

Why you should WEAR PAJAMAS to bed!!!

The Ass Family

Tattoo of the year

MUST-HAVE grill accessories

PROOF of global warming

MB said...

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[ally] said...

slow day at the blogspot...

Mr. Bill said...

Hellboy vs American Gladiator

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHjc67cvio4

Stephanie said...

Trev, thanks for listening. We do get loads better. Norbit is funny but that Meet Dave looks horrid. I don't know what the difference would be.

Welcome home, Ally. We missed you.

PalmerEldritch said...

ally, sorry about that. yer first day back and we're all too busy to post. :(

mr. bill, the Chuck commercial and the James Lipton one are pretty fantastic too.

ANDREW., i was watching International Gladiators (1996's international spandex-laden athletic tournament) and the Aussie hostess... was CINDY. almost jumped out of my chair. you may need to track down a copy of the episode. she should be on again sometime tomorrow (7, i guess) on ESPN Classic to co-host the finals. or semi-finals. i forget.

Herlihy said...

It's just occurred to me.

"Octagon @ ComiCon - It's coming"

twss

Herlihy said...

Also, if you are so inclined...

The first five minutes of The Dark Knight for free.

i think i shall decline...

Trevor McFur said...

Top 10 That's What She Saids.

memphish said...

Great list Trevor! #9 is my personal favorite.

Welcome back Ally!

Holli

Trevor McFur said...

Just got my tickets for The Dark Knight on IMAX for Friday the 19th.



WOOHOOOO!!!!!!!

PalmerEldritch said...

trevor, you're a lucky man. first superbowl tickets and now imax dark knight tickets. life is good for the mcfurs.

Trevor McFur said...

I'm a lucky man, my wife was even agreeable to going to the Early Nerd Special, Thursday at midnight. But I decided I'm too old for that shit, so we're going Friday afternoon instead. The evening shows are already sold out.

Whoops, Friday the 18th...

[ally] said...

I'm really looking forward to The Dark Knight. It's been a while since I've enjoyed the IMAX experience so I might have to do that for this one.

While I was on vacation I saw The Hulk and Get Smart. The Hulk was subtitled but Get Smart was dubbed in Spanish so it was kinda difficult to enjoy Steve Carrell without hearing his voice. I might have to watch it again to get the full effect.

PalmerEldritch said...

weirdos at wimbledon

Trevor McFur said...

Duh, doesn't anyone know that's The Question? And, ahh, Mrs. Question.

Trevor McFur said...

Mystery solved?

Trevor McFur said...

Boobies.

PalmerEldritch said...

amen.

PalmerEldritch said...

what kind of food are we all grilling for july 4th?

englandese folks, you can grill up some food in honor of not being responsible for our actions anymore.

the rest of you, grill up some food anyhow!

[ally] said...

I'm really wanting to grill something up, but unfortunately I am without grill right now. Maybe I'll go buy a cheap one to grill up some burgers tomorrow.

memphish said...

Tonight I'm grilling burgers. Tomorrow night I'm making crab cakes and having my mom over. Crab cakes are her favorite. And we're having BBQ (pig of course as this is Tennessee) for lunch on the 4th, but I'm not cooking it.

Holli

memphish said...

McGyver's BBQ plans and a 1 Up Mushroom Burger.

Holli

Trevor McFur said...

I got a flank steak I'm gonna try and grill tomorrow, and a frozen sea bass I've been looking forward to trying on Saturday. We're having a bbq on Sunday, with all-American burgers and dogs, plus maybe some chicken and bratwursts or something.

Stephanie said...

Fish fry tonight. BBQ ribs tomorrow. I'm sure that lovely 80 year-old will send us something delish as usual on Saturday.

[ally] said...

Pictures from my trip to El Salvador.

View from restaurant of the Lake

Driving up a mountain

View of San Salvador from above

Lake Ouija

Hotel in Suchitoto

La Puerta Del Diablo (The Devil's Gate)

The beach

Me & my grandfather

Trevor McFur said...

I like the Devil's Gate pic.

Your grandpa looks cool. How old is he?

[ally] said...

He's 88, he'll be 89 in September.

memphish said...

Thanks for sharing those pictures Ally. They're great.

Holli

Stephanie said...

Thanks Ally for sharing. Very nice pic of you. I wish I could tan that well.

Chris JC said...

A couple of virals that you have probably already seen:

BeKanye

Inside the Demon Hunter's Studio

Chris JC said...

Ladies and gentlemen - for post #100, I give you:

The Welsh

(for "999 call" read "911 call")

memphish said...

Happy 4th of July!

Try not to set anything on fire that shouldn't be on fire, but remember according to Urban Dictionary, if you do set something on fire today, you may blame it on the good ole USA.

Holli

Chris JC said...

Does that include the Stars and Stripes?

PalmerEldritch said...

burning a flag or a cross is right out. also, no burning of living creatures.

i'd also recommend not burning your food cuz nobody likes a burger or a steak that tastes like charcoal.

new Doctor Who for you UKers tomorrow?

Chris JC said...

That is correct - I am bracing for the inevitable crushing disappointment.

Herlihy said...

I've read bad things about the finale.

I think i'm going to cry in disappointment.

Trevor McFur said...

The rainy 4th we're getting today sent the wife and I to the movies today to see WALL-E. Great movie, definitely worth seeing. Would come below Incredibles, Nemo, and the two Toy Stories in my personal Pixar pantheon, but just above Ratatouille, a few steps above Monsters Inc and Bugs Life (and light-years above Cars).

Stephanie said...

Sci Fi Channel to Begin Airing 'Lost' Reruns in September

PalmerEldritch said...

good morning and kablamo.

Herlihy said...

omg.

only two hours and then the doctor who finalé is on. thank god. this week has dragged!

Chris JC said...

I am preparing to watch Doctor Who and then keep my mouth shut.

I'll practice now...

*mmmffff*

Herlihy said...

Omg. It's on now.

Chris JC said...

...

Herlihy said...

I'm upset for all the wrong reasons. :(

MB said...

blogging 2 u from Ashland, OR.

Just saw Wall-e. Awesome - good stuff! And a Peter Gabriel song for the credits - all good!
Mac would approve :)

PalmerEldritch said...

doctor who'd.

this episode helps me appreciate just how great some of these actors are and wonder just how great they'd be with some decent plots to work with. and Rusty's not bad with the dialogue. he just needs someone to tell him when his ideas stink.

Stephanie said...

Trev, would you do Cue the Film a huge favor and send in your review of The Dark Knight right after you see it? We'd love it.

Trevor McFur said...

Steph, do you mean write a review or record a review?

PalmerEldritch said...

do it, mcfur!

Trevor McFur said...

That's what she said.

PalmerEldritch said...

"or... he said."


anyhow, what's up? anything interesting going on in Blogspotica?

Chris JC said...

Trevs - record it is preferable, but if you write one, I'm sure one of us would be happy to read it out.

PalmerEldritch said...

read it out in an over the top johnny ghostwatch voice?!

Chris JC said...

It's been a while hasn't it? I produce those in a totally different way - mad maximising crap I wouldn't dream of doing to any "normal" audio.

[ally] said...

i'm ready to listen to either one. it sounds like it will be magical.

it feels like it's taking forever for The Dark Knight to come. I'm so ready!

PalmerEldritch said...

"it feels like it's taking forever for The Dark Knight to come. I'm so ready!"


twss!

[ally] said...

I was waiting to see who would jump on it first. I was gonna twss myself, but it wouldn't have been as fun.

Chris JC said...

Sounds like it could get sore if it goes on too much longer.

[ally] said...

i posted a bunch of new pictures on myspace from my trip. in case anyone is interested.

PalmerEldritch said...

cool pics, ally. those statues with no heads ARE pretty weird.

[ally] said...

i figured they were picture worthy. there was a bunch like that that have gotten like that through time, or at least i hope they're not intentionally like that.

i'd hate to be there when one of those heads rolls off.

Trevor McFur said...

I'll be happy to do a review, assuming that I can overcome my intense dislike of hearing my own voice. I also have to confess that I have no idea how to record myself onto my computer so that it's all professional-sounding and fancy-like. What program do you use?

I forgot my myspace password and can't log on anymore. I've filled out the forms so that they email me the password, but for some reason I'm not receiving the emails. I've even emailed customer service directly, but they seem to be ignoring me..... :(

Are those statues without heads related to those 4-toed statues without bodies?

Chris JC said...

Trev - you can't go wrong with a bit of Audacity

[ally] said...

here is the picture of the creepy headless statues.

PalmerEldritch said...

apparently, you scared everyone away from the blogspot with your spooky picture!

[ally] said...

i was just thinking the same thing.

Trevor McFur said...

boobies?

Chris JC said...

Watching Diary of the Dead - will be back later!

Also drying off after having to spend time in weather that some would refer to as "rain" but which is more accurately described as "divine retribution".

PalmerEldritch said...

any cool lost news?

Chris JC said...

They found out who was in the coffin!

PalmerEldritch said...

it should have been the real flight 815 in the coffin.

Stephanie said...

Trev, I understand about disliking the sound of your own voice. I did at first. I mean, I could not listen to myself at all. I now like to hear myself and think how I sound like my cousin Jennifer.

Hey, remember when TLI released podcasts? Once they discussed shopping. What was the store they both liked? Was it Forever 21? My kid has discovered she can wear small size in juniors. Yay, her clothes cost as much as mine now. But on a positive note, my shoe selection is about to double.

[ally] said...

That's always good news Steph. You can never have too many shoes.

PalmerEldritch said...

so, ladies, since we're talking about shoes...

what would be the first thing, besides a shower, that you'd go do if you were one of the Oceanic 6 just getting off of the island?

besides cashing the check.

shoe shopping? margaritas?

fellas? video games? watch some football?

i think i might just order a huge f'n steak. maybe with sauteed onions. and french fries. or home fries.

maybe some burritos... mmm...

Jordan from the 206 said...

I think I would buy the complete box set of Golden Girls and have a back to back marathon of that and Murder She Wrote.

Currently in Prague. Really cool place. And it's not a thousand degrees like it was in Budapest and Croatia. Yay. Every country I go to the #1 movie in theaters is Sex and the City. I can't seem to get away from that thing. Ladies, you have conquered the world with your nonsense.

The Backstreet Boys are playing in the internet cafe I am in right now.

Anybody beat MGS4 yet? I keep seeing ads for it over here and can't wait to play it in Sept. I also heard a rumor about a big firmware update?

And one final thing. I am pleading with the blogspot. Can we PLEASE change the Oklahoma City location of the blogspot page? It really doesn't apply too much anymore. And everytime I see it, it makes me a combination of sad and angry. Anybody who knows about what those fucks did to my city and 42 year old basketball team will understand. Fuck you Jokelahoma.

No offense Aimee, even though you dont read this. ;)

Stephanie said...

Jordan, I have signed in to Yahoo messenger and am awaiting to hear from you. I keep forgetting to sign in. Sorry.

p, we call those things fried potatoes down here. They're good with a tad bit of onion chopped up in em. If you put a lid on the skillet, they steam and you get softer potatoes. If you fry em with the lid off, they come out crispier. Big Ed prefers em steamed, I prefer em crispy. And cover em with ketchup.

Herlihy said...

Yo peeps.

I've just moved house. how spiffin.

Other than that... nothing much has happened. :

Chris JC said...

MOOV TIEM NAO!

Hope it went swimmingly, young fella-me-lad.

PalmerEldritch said...

herlihy, how is the new place?

jordan, MGS4 was pretty fantastic. graphics are crazy and the gameplay is a lot of fun. it's got pretty high replay value too thanks to all the unlockables. the cutscenes are pretty long, but the story and the execution is pretty epic. it's definitely Metal Gear though so expect strange plot twists and complicated storylines referencing back to the first game.

so, the Sonics were officially stolen from Seattle? huh. shows how much i was paying attention.

Herlihy said...

er, it went "swimmingly" enough. The place is fine, close enough to the train station for convenience and far enough away so that we can't hear the trains and suchlike. It's so much bigger than my last house. awesome.

Anonymous said...

So, ComiCon is soon, eh? Anyone have any idea where I can find a hotel for under 200 a night? The place I was staying never confirmed my reservation because it turns out my credit card was declined and they neglected to tell me.... so now i've got no place to stay.

[ally] said...

To answer the what-i-would-do-when-i-first-get-off-the-island question.

I would eat some real food, I don't think I have a preference as to what I would eat, I guess whatever I'm craving at the time. Then, I'd go shoe shopping.

Good to hear from you Jordan! Can't wait to see some pictures when you get back.

Herlihy, glad to hear you're liking your new digs.

Trevor McFur said...

A big steak sounds like a nice way to celebrate getting off of the island. And even though they're hooking up left and right on the island, it might be nice to have some sex that doesn't involve rolling around in a dirty bear cage, and where both participants have showered beforehand.

Palmer, I see what you mean about the goofy sense of humor in MGS. Like the guy who keeps having cramps as you're fighting the Frogs.

It's pretty much all but done for the Sonics to leave Seattle. The only thing keeping the team from leaving was their lease with Seattle's arena ... there was a lawsuit going on between the team and the city, and, last week, the city caved and accepted a buyout from the team.

Cue the Film Podcast said...

About to watch Wet Hot American Summer. I have a feeling it will be just like Meatballs, Caddyshack, all those last 70's Sex Comedies. Am I right?

Alirio said...

Anonymous:

I'll be staying in Chula Vista for under 200$ per.

It's only 25 min on the trolley from the convention center.

Trevor McFur said...

I've heard that it's supposed to be more of a parody of the summer camp comedy. I'm hesitant to try any Lars-recommended comedies since sitting through the debacle that's 'Run Ronnie Run'.

PalmerEldritch said...

i stayed in Chula Vista last year and was going to stay in Chula Vista this year until the girlfriend changed the reservations this morning.

the trolley isn't bad. at night it gets pretty crowded but nobody was rude or anything. i think that the people of San Diego know that its Comic-Con time and excuse everyone for not having any idea what they're doing and for dressing up like Spock and Captain America.

i'm late for lunch but i'll try to link you guys to the web site about the trolleys this afternoon. you can buy your trolley passes either online or at a little kiosk at a lot of the trolley stops.

Stephanie said...

I didn't care for Wet Hot American Summer. Not funny. Yeah, Trev, after I saw Forbidden Zone I am scared. Very scared.

t-dot kim said...

Stephanie,

You'll be pleased to know, I started editing the podcast Aimee and I recorded. I'm about a 1/3 of the way done--hey, it's progress.
~K

PS> Forever 21 is the best! There are now 2 in the Toronto area, so I don't have to drive to Buffalo anymore, woo hoo!

PalmerEldritch said...

ok, comic-con'ers. all the San Diego transit sites are not working for me but try http://www.sdmts.com/Trolley/Trolley.asp or http://www.sdcommute.com/ maybe.

and i can't find it now (man, i'm not very useful right now) but http://www.comic-con.org/ used to have a link that'd help you find hotel rooms.

PalmerEldritch said...

this might be the link

Anonymous said...

sweet. Thank you ComiCon Website. I just scored a hotel downtown on the shuttle route for about 160 per night. Best Western here I come!

PalmerEldritch said...

nice! hope it all works out and that they dont deny your credit card and then not tell you... again. :(

andrew. said...

- i've been hit with a bad case of podcast-fatigue. I keep zoning out really quickly when listening to the Jay & Jack Show or the Lost Flashbacks. TLI is just what the doctor ordered.

- tried to play Lost: Via Domus last night. After i talked to virtual-Cindy, my computer crashed, and i spent the next 6 hours on the phone with tech-support. i think i'm just going to read a summary and skip the rest.

- Anybody going to Comicon, snap a few pics of my hero, PuShead (legendary punk/skateboard artists, most famous for doing all of the Metallica T-shirts for the past 20 years). He'll be at the Super7 booth signing his vinyl figures.

- "Weeds" is pretty good this season. I never know how many episodes are going to be in a season, but there's a pretty strong trajectory in place.

- dear neighbors, 4th Of July is only 1 day out of the year. Please retire your bottle rockets and cherry bombs for the year. The cats i'm watching this week would like to climb off of the ceiling now.

PalmerEldritch said...

american gladiators on family feud tonight.

andrew., i like that your computer collapsed under the sheer awesomeness of virtual cindy. at least you got the important part of the game over with before it crashed.

Trevor McFur said...

Does anyone know where The Chin's book is now? His Awesomeness himself is going to be at Comic-Con, and if we could get the book into the hands of a Con-attending blogspotter............

Alirio said...

Kim was looking for it to send to me the last time I heard.

I still haven't gotten it though :-(

Too bad because I will be there.

Any luck finding it Kim?

PalmerEldritch said...

my copy is already signed by The Chin. and it is GLORIOUS.

[ally] said...

I don't have The Chins book but I do have the other one, Make Love The Bruce Campbell Way. Which I still haven't read. I went on vacation came back and still haven't even picked it up. Maybe I can get on that soon.

Somebody so needs to get a picture with him. It will be like Christmas morning for all of us.

t-dot kim said...

I (still!!!) have the Chins book. I found it, and Alirio you're next.

PalmerEldritch said...

hurry, kim, hurry!

then alirio can sneak it into the United States and try to get the Chin to sign it!

[ally] said...

For Palmer.

How did you not get this gig?

Alirio said...

Awesome!

Can't hardly wait...

American Gladiators on Family Feud?

What is this, the 1990's.

Too cool

PalmerEldritch said...

ally, awesome!

"My mission was to sample cheeseburgers, collect visual intel, and report my findings to you, our burger-loving readers."


lucky bastard.

[ally] said...

I'm suddenly in the mood for a Red Robin hamburger.

Stephanie said...

I'd like to see NPH at ComicCon.

Kimberley, Morgan got a cute fedora hat and a t-shirt with guitars all over it. The prices are not bad at Forever 21.

MB said...

A VERY small piece of info at the SPLOG

I'm almost embarrassed calling it a spoiler really :/ But my desperation in the offseason wins out ;)

PalmerEldritch said...

steph, now morgan can do her Matthew Fox impersonation thanks to that Fedora. it'll go over better than chopping her hair off and pasting it to her chin for a VicodinFunTimeJack impersonation.

Anonymous said...

when does batman come out in europe

Chris JC said...

Depends where you are in Europe:

Belgium - 23 July 2008
Iceland - 23 July 2008
Italy - 23 July 2008
Croatia - 24 July 2008
Netherlands - 24 July 2008
Portugal -24 July 2008
Estonia - 25 July 2008
Finland - 25 July 2008
Norway - 25 July 2008
Sweden -25 July 2008
Turkey - 25 July 2008
UK - 25 July 2008
Hungary - 7 August 2008
Poland - 8 August 2008
France - 13 August 2008
Spain - 13 August 2008
Russia - 14 August 2008
Germany - 21 August 2008

Again, lovely to see the UK so high on the priority list.

Chris JC said...

This story is hitting a ton of UK sites:

Slow News Day

Ladies - remember to check your bras regularly.

Stephanie said...

Scary

Herlihy said...

Ooh. Something interesting. Dunno if you know about this... but hey.

Heroes: Going Postal

I think this is a case of them thinking up a title and then fitting a story about it... I shall watch this. First episode is out on the 14th.

PalmerEldritch said...

steph, that IS scary. i have a feeling it may be Deiter behind it all.

herlihy, that dude has a fivehead.

Herlihy said...

what the hell is a fivehead?!

PalmerEldritch said...

just means he has a big forehead.

[ally] said...

Perhaps I should have left it there and given it a good home.

I felt a slight vibration.

I put my hand down my bra and pulled out.



that's what she said.

andrew. said...

- those rabbit murders have inspired next summer's blockbuster: X-Files 3: German chupacabra. Vorsicht!

- ugh. Heroes. i want to like it but I get the sense that the writers grew up on television & have very little frame of reference otherwise so a lot of the plot lines fall into melodrama cliches.

- Based on a bunch of positive reviews, i'm getting cautiously optimistic about Hellboy 2. I'm just going to have to get over how different it is from the comics. Unfortunately, in this heavy superhero movie season, it's just a place holder until Batman anyway.

- who's in the coffin? oh, we know that already.

Trevor McFur said...

That rabbit murder case reminds me of The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

MB said...

Freaky funny prank :D

Human Mirror

PalmerEldritch said...

mb, THAT is awesome.

Stephanie said...

I can't see any of these funny youtube clips. Have to wait til I get home I guess.:(

Trevor McFur said...

Earlier today, I was goofing off and watching Youtube videos. Now, I click and I get a message saying that I don't have Java installed. Weird.

PalmerEldritch said...

trevor, switch your computer out with a co-workers tonight. that way you can watch Youtube tomorrow and, when someone confronts you, you can say it was all part of a funny joke you were playing on your co-worker.

MB said...

AND MORE spoiler info!

3 spoilers in 2 days?!?! I thought this was the off-season?! I'm breaking a sweat! ;)

... said...

Morning Dudes,

Just read this entire thread - some actually quite genius banter going on.

Anyway, I've not been about and I wanted to tell you why, but why don't i just let my blog tell you... 2008anespaceodyssey.blogspot.com

Chris - I think you should take a look at Home2Rome.com - then read my blog - fancy it?

teej

Chris JC said...

Morning, Jelly.

I've only just got up so am not really getting what you mean - email me p'raps?

Hello all.

Chris JC said...

Reading about your Renault Espace, just makes me think of

E-Space

... said...

Yeah - never thought of that tie - more decals required then....

... said...

I jsut read your first post of the day. did you look at Home2rome.com? I was merely pointing out that it's not too late to get a car and enter. It's actually more fun than you can imagine...
And i'd love to e-mither you, but i'll be jiggered if i can find your address...

Chris JC said...

It does sound like good fun, but I have FACT0RZ: residents parking means I have nowhere to store the car while fixing it up, nor the cash for MOT, insurance and stuff.

And I don't have a passport.

I live off the fucking GRID man - even my birth certificate is lost to time.

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