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April 14th, 2008


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02:13 pm
So, Spatch, how's things?
Huh? Oh, things are fine. Been super busy. This explains the embarrassing lack of Actual Factual Honest-To-Goodness Writing lately. That and the fact that they've gone and blocked LJ at the office for the most part.
Sorry to hear that. So what have you been up to?
Well, we just wrapped a two-week run of Much Ado About Nothing, where I stepped in midway and played an ancient sidekick to R Jo's librarian constable, and lo was there much mirth and 'musement. Sorry you didn't see it, but you're off in $OTHERLAND or something and would have only expressed sincere upsetness about it all had you been informed. (We're trying to make things easy for you lately; we know how it is.) It was a wonderful show and the cast was very tight and even the Thursday night show had more energy than some opening nights I've been through.

Other than that, well, the Red Shift radio funtime jubilee project continues on apace, and once the first series is mastered we'll have it out for release, and are working on recording the second series. At this rate I'd like to have both series finished so we can release episodes on a bi-weekly basis and actually have it look like we're maintaining some semblance of a schedule. However, as is the case with many pet projects, you can only pet after you've done all the other important stuff in your life, and by gum we know a lot of people with a lot of important stuff going on. At least the official website's finished and ready for content.

The new season of Doctor Who has started, so it's time to set aside an hour plus each week for snark and love. The jury's still out on Catherine Tate as Tennant's new companion. From what I hear Tate is the British comedienne equivalent of Molly Shannon, relying on repetitive obnoxious characters with one or two equally obnoxious catchphrases ("Am I bovvered?" is apparently the new "I'm fifty!") but I will admit she's got some chops and has seen fit to remove a great deal of the Really Annoying aspects of her character from the last time we saw her, during the Christmas Special in between Rose's last and Martha's only season. Maybe at some point I'll get annoyed and start complaining again and writing really hilarious parody scripts, but I actually enjoyed the most recent episode involving Pompeii. Even if one of the bad guys really really really really wanted to be John Hurt in the worst way. (Did we not learn from what happened to him in I, Claudius? I mean, really, people.)

Oh, and there's also now an XBox 360 sitting where the PS2 used to sit, and Rock Band is coming on Friday. Anybody around Davis Square who wants to come play, we'll probably do something up on Friday or maybe Saturday night. Well, I'll be playing all weekend in a mad attempt to unlock as much stuff as I can, but there's only so much one can do in Solo Tour mode so stop on by if you want to take a turn.
Aw, dang, I live too far away; allow me to express my displeasure by using these emoticons.
Go right ahead. In the meantime, I am perfectly happy playing at being a Pinata Pimp.
Wait, what the heck's a Pinata Pimp?
We'll discuss that later.

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From:rigel
Date:April 14th, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)
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You should have your Rock Band thing on Saturday so you can come to my birthday party on Friday at 9. *nods*
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From:fancycwabs
Date:April 14th, 2008 08:24 pm (UTC)
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I don't know what a Pinata Pimp is, but if it's not a some sort of alcoholic punch-type beverage as well I'm a little sadder.
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From:derspatchel
Date:April 15th, 2008 05:51 am (UTC)
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Well, it is now.

Just choose some juices and other mixers to go with the rum.
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From:giantfightbot
Date:April 14th, 2008 08:43 pm (UTC)
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Is it anything related to the "Save the Pinatas" ad from a while back? You know, from the same people who brought you the "I feeeeeel GREAT!" ad for NutriBars...

Also in other news I was thinking of you the other day because somebody did a really mediocre "Let's Play" thread about PUTPBAD. Also English Breakfast has been really into to "Beyond the Fringe" lately and we figured you, if anyone, would have a good idea on where to get more episodes. (Turns out iTunes has a ton of their stuff.)
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From:derspatchel
Date:April 15th, 2008 04:49 am (UTC)
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I saw the Let's Play thread and was debating whether or not to pop on in and go "Well, yeah, the reason why the game's bad is because I had just learned Inform one day before", but by the time I made it over there, they were halfway through Aisle so I figured, well, maybe I'll wait until they get to PUTPBAA.

Fragmaster loves the stuff, though, so I am consoled by that lovely thought.
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From:tablesaw
Date:April 14th, 2008 09:07 pm (UTC)
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Is it anything like the Positronic Pimp?
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From:annenayne
Date:April 14th, 2008 11:13 pm (UTC)
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*insert David Tennant swoon*
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From:heathbar27
Date:April 15th, 2008 03:17 am (UTC)
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Red yellow blue red red blue blue red yellow blue and be quick about it. That's all I have to say about that.

Also - I totally want the piñatas for myself. Where'd you get it and how much did you wind up paying for it?
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From:derspatchel
Date:April 15th, 2008 04:46 am (UTC)
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It's sold now for 20 bux retail as part of the "Family Classics Collection" or somesuch froo-frah. No matter what the name, it's one of those discounted titles, and Microcenter had 'em in spades.
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From:modpixie
Date:April 15th, 2008 11:55 am (UTC)
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[derail]
you know, i'm not a huge fan of molly shannon, but one could make the argument that she's a decent comic actress in the "straight man" mold. she held down the fort more than admirably in year of the dog (with which i had issues) and that silly marie antoinette movie.
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glad to hear much ado went well! the timing was not great for me, and i'm sorry i missed it.
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From:tenlegspider
Date:April 18th, 2008 02:34 am (UTC)
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She had to grow on me, but she's made some of the best sketch comedy we've had here in years. She can be really creative about getting to the catchphrases, at least in the second season.
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From:maggiebex
Date:April 15th, 2008 06:11 pm (UTC)
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This weekend is like the *only* weekend I'll be in town for ever. And although we have yet to officially meet in the flesh, I would love to come witness the Rock Band/pinata festivities...

Let me know? Message me if cool...
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From:cursethedark
Date:April 15th, 2008 10:12 pm (UTC)
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Is Viva Pinata pretty awesome, then? I've seen you playing it a lot. What's it about?
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From:cursethedark
Date:April 15th, 2008 10:17 pm (UTC)
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I just realized how stupid that question was.

What's it *like*, I should say.
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From:derspatchel
Date:April 16th, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)
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It's about several hundred hours long, and ... oh.
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From:cursethedark
Date:April 16th, 2008 08:04 am (UTC)
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What's it all about, Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Smith from Anytown, USA?

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