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04/22/2006 Entry: "Krazy Kryptonite & Pirate M&M's!"

Superman and I have a strange relationship. I've never gotten much out of him, and he's certainly not gotten anything out of me, but once in a while, our wires cross and I'm really happy to see his gay ass red panties contrast against his gay ass blue pantyhose. So, while the Superman Returns buzz is buzzing right over my head, I can't resist sacrificing a chicken to Jesus Christ in thanks for Superman's new "Krazy Kryptonite," just one of the many toys currently in stores to pre-capitalize on the new film. Outside of Doomsday crushing a bird in his hand and proceeding to belt of a string of "HAHAHAHAH" text that strung across fifty-six panels in The Death of Superman, kryptonite is my favorite thing about the lore. I don't care if it kills Superman: I love kryptonite, and I think it'd be really sweet of someone to come paint all the rocks in my luxurious patio garden bright green while I sleep tonight.

"Krazy Kryptonite" is cheap (not as cheap as it should be considering how simple it is, but cheap enough for you not to care) and beautiful, consisting of a translucent kryptonite-shaped shell that doubles as a shaping mold for a batch of heavenly green toy slime. The consistency of this toy slime isn't what we're typically used to, being much less goopy and far more conducive to erecting tiny statues. You can stretch, bounce and smell it, and though the haters may claim that that's all you can do with "Krazy Kryptonite," I told out hope that there's more uses to come.

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Just got back from a family thing / kid's birthday party. Had to stop at the travel agent first to pay off the Disney vacation balance (YEASH!), then a requisite visit to Toys 'R' Us to buy the birthday boy a gift card. "A gift card," you say? "No effort," you say? Yes. Because he's four-years-old, has everything, and I've no interest in wrapping something his mother is just going to exchange for some Tommy Tank Dickhead DVDs tomorrow morning anyway. Fuck him. While there, I found these here these those:

Pirates of the Caribbean "Pirate Pearl" M&M's, containing special limited edition exclusive white chocolate candies. The signage at the store featured huge smiling pictures of Johnny Depp, and between that and the hilariously screwy cereal based on the same movie with the same hilariously screwy smiling Depp imagery, I've gotta wonder if the JD peeps actually read his contract first. Face-on-a-cereal-box, face-on-an-M&M-display...these do not seem like typical exercises of the ever-fringe and-don't-you-forget-it Johnny Depp. Next time he comes over for poker night, I'm going to josh him about being a sellout and tell him a funny joke about the MPAA rating of a new pirate movie.

This is your Saturday Night Thread, and like all of my favorite Saturday Night Threads, it's taking place on a very stormy afternoon that will hopefully segue into an equally stormy evening. Not having a social life hurts less when it's wet out, but that's only the half of it: I just like rain, especially when I'm lounging just far enough from an open window to enjoy it without being a part of it. All I need now is some thunder and the Halloween jukebox. Shit, it's almost summer.

REPLIES: 87 comments


Kryptonite and Pearl M&Ms? That's like stuffing mixed with potatoes! Woo-hoo!

Chestnuts roasted by kingklash @ 04/22/2006 06:13 PM EST


hahaha, is it rated "ARRRR"?

mmm, I like white chocolate, but I think I would like to mix them with regualar M&M's to get that twist thing goin on.

Anybody want to do karoke to the Bay City Rollers?

S-A-T-U-R
D-A-Y
NIGHT!

Chestnuts roasted by kidneyboy @ 04/22/2006 06:21 PM EST


White chocolate M&M's - I gots to try me some of them.

Chestnuts roasted by Zigmund @ 04/22/2006 06:22 PM EST


Yes.. SOunds Tasty. Like Ice Cream Skittles.

Chestnuts roasted by Mattman @ 04/22/2006 06:23 PM EST


If they taste like Hershey's "Hugs", count me out. razz

Chestnuts roasted by Julie @ 04/22/2006 06:24 PM EST


I keep forgetting there's a new Superman movie even coming out.

Chestnuts roasted by dohopoki @ 04/22/2006 06:25 PM EST


I forgot the instant I saw that horribly done CGI cape waving in space on the preview... ughh...

Chestnuts roasted by Mattman @ 04/22/2006 06:28 PM EST


Waving in space?

Chestnuts roasted by dohopoki @ 04/22/2006 06:29 PM EST


white chocolate! that's always such a hit or miss. whereas candies like "cookies and cream" snowmen are awesome, things like white choco reeses and 'take 5' dont really meet with my taste bud's approval. p.s. i killed my last seasonal candy today (chocolate egg) and almost wept afterward.
it's gonna be a long 5 months... but maybe that's one of the reasons i love halloween so much.

Chestnuts roasted by Eddie Lightning Frog @ 04/22/2006 06:29 PM EST


If I'm not mistaken, he was in space... Either way, that cape looks terrible. TERRIBLE.

Chestnuts roasted by Mattman @ 04/22/2006 06:33 PM EST


Has anyone seen the Ultimate Advengers cartoon movie? It's on Cartoon Network tonight at 9:30, is it worth watching?

Chestnuts roasted by dohopoki @ 04/22/2006 06:35 PM EST


I've heard of the UA movie, as long as you're not paying $$ for it, yeah, it's prob. worth watching.

Just came in to see the last hour of Trainspotting is on! Haven't seen that movie in years...the baby on the ceiling is fucking crazy. What I really like is the soundtrack though. If you can get past the fact that Iggy Pop sells "Lust for Life" to anyone with $20 to use in a commercial, it is a pretty darn good song. Lots of good beats in the movie too, especially Underworld, with Born SLippy/NUXX. I really like Underworld a lot.

Anyway, SNT, see youu later today!

Chestnuts roasted by kidneyboy @ 04/22/2006 06:51 PM EST


I e-mailed you about the dolphin whale, please check&reply.

Chestnuts roasted by Michelena @ 04/22/2006 06:52 PM EST


Actually, Kidneyboy, it's rated "PG-13 Men on a Dead Man's Chest." So feel free to take the kids to see it.

Chestnuts roasted by Francis @ 04/22/2006 07:18 PM EST


Yeah, Johnny Depp must have just given up on the whole "look at me, I'm cool and rich, but I want to be a druggie and poor" attitude. I saw the pirates of the carribean cereal and M & M's, and that was strange and all. But NOW I've been told they are adding an animatronic version of him into the Disney World ride. Maybe it's just me, but I don't think its all that fringe and cool-guy-like to have a robotic version of yourself next to a ride with flying Dumbos.

Chestnuts roasted by TC Falcon @ 04/22/2006 07:30 PM EST


hahaha, that's great, it actually took me two reads to get it! nice smile smile

Chestnuts roasted by kidneyboy @ 04/22/2006 07:31 PM EST


And in Brazil, it's rated livre and kidney pie! In retrospect, that joke was not worth the research I put into it.

Chestnuts roasted by Jedoc @ 04/22/2006 07:33 PM EST


Someone explain the whole Johnny Depp-Pirates of the Caribbean thing, because I sure as hell don't get.

Chestnuts roasted by LemurCat @ 04/22/2006 07:38 PM EST


He needed the money! (rimshot)

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Chestnuts roasted by Zigmund @ 04/22/2006 07:43 PM EST


I have to rant. Since I'm too lame to have my own website, I'm stealing space here.

It's a beautiful day today in Idaho Falls. It's sunny, it's 72 degrees. It's the first really nice day of spring we've had on a weekend. To give you an idea, it snowed HARD on Easter up here, although it was too warm for much acumulation. Basically, it's the first chance I've had to detail my new ride.

When I bought it in January, I was so excited I went ahead and bought all the stuff I'd need. Ultra-soft wash mitt, chamois, cleaner wax, paste wax, Rain-X, Invisible Glass, leather cleaner, etc. etc. ad nauseam. But up until today the weather has just been too rainy or cold to really think about giving my new baby a thorough cleaning. It's a Hyundai Tiburon GT Ltd, and while it's not the Mustang I REALLY wanted (the extra 6Gs was just too much) I still think it's a pretty nice car.

So today I cleaned. I cleaned for over six hours. I did it the right way, in the shade, to keep the surfaces cool. When I was finally all done, I was exhausted, but pleased with myself. I went for a celebratory drive. I opened the sun roof. I blasted out music at window-shaking levels. I drove far too fast (think 70 in a 25). When I got home, I parked next to the garage, in the sun. I got out, looked at my car, and saw... god-damn swirl marks in the clear coat. Really bad ones. Like, the finish on my brand new car (still has less than 3000 miles) is totally trashed.

There's two morals to the story. First, never ever buy a black car, no matter how fucking cool black looks. Second, never ever buy a Hyundai. They must have cheaped out on the paint job, because I used high-quality clear coat safe cleaning products that should NOT have scratched up the surface like that.

Chestnuts roasted by spaz307 @ 04/22/2006 08:11 PM EST


Yeah! What is the deal with Johnny Depp and Pirates of the Carribbean? It was a good movie sure, but not amazing in anyway, I dunno I don't see it being a classic. And Johnny Deep, yeah he's good looking, but I don't really think he's any better looking than any other "sexy" cleb. Oh well Im just an out of the loop Mom I guess.

Chestnuts roasted by IHAQ @ 04/22/2006 08:40 PM EST


We went and had a whole big family reunion type thing ALL day for my father-in-law's mother's sister's 80th birthday. Aunt Berta! Sort of crazy and all, but still a nice time. Point is, while we were driving home, the sky freaking let go and I drove through some of the hairyest rain I've ever had to...following my mother-in-law...going 85 mph down a busy highway.

Crazy German women antelope drivers.

Chestnuts roasted by Mad Cow @ 04/22/2006 09:26 PM EST


Man, the one time I'm sitting here all night and no one's around. sad

Chestnuts roasted by Matt @ 04/22/2006 09:44 PM EST


lol, HI MATT!!

Chestnuts roasted by LuLu @ 04/22/2006 09:49 PM EST


Hey spaz307,
Do you like the Tiburon? (other than your ruined paint job) I have a friend that was thinking about getting one...just wondering what you thought of it.

I'm bored here on this Saturday night. I am watching Celebrity Cooking Showdown. It's really stupid and I hate it, but NBC is the only channel that comes in this good on my TV.

I read a cute comic in the paper today. It had a picture of a sock and the character said, "You have a hole." and the sock said, "I'll be darned." hee hee.

What's on SNL tonight? Is this "Best of TV Funhouse" or is that next week?

HAPPY SATURDAY NIGHT!

Chestnuts roasted by LuLu @ 04/22/2006 09:54 PM EST


No, no we're here! Some of us just take inordinate amounts of time picking over what we want to post!
Aw, too bad white choc makes me ill. I'm sure when you sign up with Disney and the Bruckmeister you know what you're getting into when it comes to cross promos. I don't begrudge Depp the commercial stuff...hell, The Libertine didn't even come within 20 miles of my town so that's pretty indie. What I like a lot about JD is that he tries all kinds of roles, and he gives his all to every one.
Lemur, there's not much to explain. It's Johnny Depp, he swashbuckles. You either want to see that or you don't.

Chestnuts roasted by squee4242 @ 04/22/2006 09:55 PM EST


I think since the Superman movies were the first around in my lifetime (as far as I know) Superman has always been the king of all Superheroes in my book. When I saw the movies when I was young, I thought they looked sooo glitzy and futuristic. Of course now, they sure don't. But, I am excited about the new movies. Assuming there'll be more than one.

And yay for Matt being around for SNT.

Chestnuts roasted by kb @ 04/22/2006 10:01 PM EST


Here with a big greasy pile of Chinese food and Coke. Happy and gross. And it's still raining. smile

Chestnuts roasted by Matt @ 04/22/2006 10:03 PM EST


The green and female M&M should really button up that pirate shirt, it's indecent.

Chestnuts roasted by Mike P @ 04/22/2006 10:03 PM EST


They're replaying the Natalie Portman Episode on SNL tonight. TV Funhouse is next week. I think I'm going to end up going through South Park Season 1 for the millionth time.

Chestnuts roasted by Mattman @ 04/22/2006 10:06 PM EST


The only Superman I really know is Dean Cain in Lois and Clark the adventures of Superman. Back in the day I loved that show, I know I can't be the only one, tell me I'm not alone in this. I acutally would watch this over The Simpsons on Sunday nights.

Chestnuts roasted by IHAQ @ 04/22/2006 10:10 PM EST


I will back you up. Lois and Clark was one of my very favorite shows when it was on the air, though I was more of a Spiderman...man, myself. It was just good casting. Except Jimmy. None of the actors who played that poor kid were really appropriate for the character. Of course, I can only imagine how difficult it must be to cast a red-headed cross-dressing freelance photographer/coffee boy who ends up doing brain surgery or inventing some implausible gadget or gaining superpowers every other issue.

Chestnuts roasted by Jedoc @ 04/22/2006 10:17 PM EST


I just reread the post a bit more closely, and shit is the word for the summer. Anyone else hate humidity and 90 degree weather? Well, at least half-way through you get bombarded with back to school fall themed things.

Chestnuts roasted by kb @ 04/22/2006 10:44 PM EST


LuLu-

Yeah, I like my Tiburon. It's not nearly as fast as it looks, but that's okay. If your friend can drive a stick, I highly recommend that s/he get the six-speed. The four-speed auto tranny with the auto-stick is fun, but I wish I'd just bitten the bullet and gone to a driving school to learn how to drive a stick. The best I can do is get around a parking lot.

Also, I recommend springing for the sun & sound package. I love having a sun roof, and the 400 watt Infinity sound system rocks if you replace the speakers with something better. I blew the factory speakers very shortly after I got it, but I kind of expected that. I'm a metal head (mostly) and have a tendency to blow speakers often. Once I replaced them though, it kicked total ass. I expect if your friend doesn't rock as hard as me, s/he will be fine with the factory speakers.

Finally, for God's sake, get the V6. It's underpowered (for me), so the four-banger would be awful.

There's only two real downsides to this car. The first is low gas mileage, which is fine for me since I ride a bus to work. I only get 20-25 mpg, but I do drive it pretty hard. The second is the back seat is REALLY small. I can only have one person ride with me. I tried bringing a couple friends home from work on one of the rare days I drove, and after the 60+ miles they both hated me and my car.

I'm surprised I haven't gotten in trouble with it, actually. I was driving to Jackson Hole a couple weeks ago, and a really nice cop just flashed his lights, rather than pulling me over. I know I was doing at least 85 in a 65.

Chestnuts roasted by spaz307 @ 04/22/2006 10:45 PM EST


Somewhat slow SNT tonight eh?

Superman... hmmm. I enjoy Superman, but not as much as the bumbling of Clark Kent. I always thought it was cool that even though he was Superman, he acted like a big nerd the rest of the time.

Greasy Chinese and Coke are one of the gods' greatest combinations by the way. What was your fortune?

Chestnuts roasted by Mr. Boligarky @ 04/22/2006 10:52 PM EST


Oh, and to top off today, my poker game was canceled. The hosts had a death in the family.

I plan to sit at home tonight and watch Transformers: The Movie. Who's with me?

P.S. Matt, I'm from Kansas. We had great thunderstorms there, and I share your love of a good rainy night. There's something about the smell in the air and the glow of lightning. I used to love to sit and look out the picture window at my parents' house and stare at the lightning.

Chestnuts roasted by spaz307 @ 04/22/2006 10:53 PM EST


I love Superman (one of the few superheroes I ever really got into), so I'm gonna try to see the movie when it comes out...but I hadn't seen the "Krazy Kryptonite." I gotta find me the nearest Toys R' Us to Oaklyn. I doubt I'd buy it, but it could lead to even more great won't-be-seen-again-ever
stuff. "Pirates of the Carribean," the M&Ms and the movie, sound like fun, too. The candies couldn't be any worse than the dark chocolate "Mpire" promotion from last year.

It's pouring here, too, and this was my only day off this week besides Easter. I spent it organizing, going through clothes, running errands, and watching some seriously bizarre "Sailor Moon S" I got online. (The Witches 5 off each other in very creative ways. One had the brakes on her car removed; another was eaten to death by a plant; a third was turned off when she was in a TV and trapped in another dimension.)

I talked with a girlfriend long-distance on the phone tonight. That's the extent of my night life. I don't think I'd want a duck to be out in that mess, anyway. It's been coming down hard on and off since this afternoon.

Incidentally, I AM looking forward to summer, but not because I particuarlly like hot weather. In fact, I hate hot weather. I'd rather crash in air conditioning. What I'm looking forward to is the first summer of my entire life where my home is NOT invaded by tourists, conventioneers, or other odd, assorted vacationers who don't belong there. This is the first summer I haven't lived in a shore community, and though I probably will miss the boardwalk, I can't wait for some peace and quiet in the middle of July. Besides, if I want to see the boardwalk, that's what busses and parents who live at the Shore are for.

Chestnuts roasted by starwenn @ 04/22/2006 10:55 PM EST


Wow starwenn, I hadn't caught that you left my favorite town. Where to?

Chestnuts roasted by Matt @ 04/22/2006 10:59 PM EST


"Lemur, there's not much to explain. It's Johnny Depp, he swashbuckles. You either want to see that or you don't."

Squee, I don't call that swashbuckling. I call that acting like Keith Richards in a puffy shirt. Now Geena Davis in "Cut Throat Island" ... *THAT* is swashbuckling...

Chestnuts roasted by LemurCat @ 04/22/2006 11:05 PM EST


Wow...cool! I was just in KMart and saw "Krazy Kryptonite". I didn't pick it up (had to spead WAY to much on a new electric tooth brush), but the first thing thing I thought of was seeing it on X-E!

Chestnuts roasted by Dan @ 04/22/2006 11:12 PM EST


hey matt, do you still have your kryptonite rocks somewhere?

Chestnuts roasted by xero @ 04/22/2006 11:14 PM EST


Eddie, you're out of candy? I still have a drawer full of gummy body parts. You know the ones.

In other news, last night I had a dream that I was trying to find a bottle of coke Bl�k, but could only find it in plastic bottles. I blame this site.

Chestnuts roasted by Jeff @ 04/22/2006 11:15 PM EST


LOL I had Coke with my greasy cheese fries...also gross.
The only Superman comics I've read are the Hostess Fruit Pie ones. I haven't even watched any of the movies, though I had a Supergirl Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book and watched the old TV show on Nick @ Nite.

Chestnuts roasted by squee4242 @ 04/22/2006 11:35 PM EST


Supermans gay.....sorry. Spiderman is the.......well.....man. He's a spiderman, what else would he be?

Chestnuts roasted by prsense @ 04/22/2006 11:52 PM EST


I liked the orig. Supes movies, ditto Lois and Clark, will never watch Smallville, and I haven't decided about the new one.

I like the comic for Superman: Red Son, where he is a communist Superhero, in a totally diff. continuity.

Are we drinking Cokes out of a can, 20 oz. plastic, 2 liter, glass, or what? It becomes important for me, to get up, walk across the room, and peer down, below.

Take away the gun, you take away the fun.

Chestnuts roasted by kidneyboy @ 04/22/2006 11:56 PM EST


That advengers movie lost a lot of steam by the second half. I got to get off here, like now, because lightning is knocking on our door. I'll be back if I survive.

Chestnuts roasted by dohopoki @ 04/23/2006 12:00 AM EST


God, that sounds like my day - minus the Kryptonite. sad Went to work, my boss made me squirm until he told me I could leave two hours earlier than normal so I could go to my nephew's B-day party. He's 2. The party was good, I suppose, but god damn, did it reinforce the fact that I DO NOT EVER WANT KIDS! This 7 year old girl was like, into all the toys that weren't even opened up to play with, and she opened probably half of the gifts for him. She basically took over the Crayola floor mat and BRAND NEW box of crayons he got, without asking. Pissed me off. Then she kept trying to ride his new Radio Flyer trike around the living room... I never did stuff like that when I was little, and seeing kids do that just makes me wanna punch 'em.

So, yeah, my brain is mushy right now, and I'm so unbelievably tired.

I had to get that out.

Chestnuts roasted by Ryane @ 04/23/2006 12:08 AM EST


I gotta say I really think Superman is totally gay. His whole deal is that he's just too super. And I'll say it again about the new movie... the CGI cape! What the hell?! It looks AWEFUL.. simply aweful.

Chestnuts roasted by Mattman @ 04/23/2006 12:26 AM EST


I actually got that Pirates of the Caribbean cereal about a week ago, forgoing my usual Cocoa Krispies. It's essentially Cocoa Puffs ("Black Pearls!"wink with "Pirate-shaped" marshmallows. There are gold dubloons, cutlasses, sail ships, pirate hats (the Napoleon-shaped kind), and purple rectangles with a white X in the center, which I presume to be a jolly roger flag.

I know my sister would have gotten a kick out of it, since she loves the movie and fashions herself as an expert on factual pirate lore (and she really has done her research!). But she's 1,000 miles away, so I ate the cereal myself and plan to show her the box if I ever see her again.

I always got a kick out of how the Superman movies always seemed more far-fetched than the cartoons. Oh, has anyone seen the trailer for the new Superman movie? Listen to the voice-over and see if it reminds you of any major religious figures. It did for me, at least.

Chestnuts roasted by Venison @ 04/23/2006 12:50 AM EST


All I did tonite was watch the Ultimate Avengers (very good, if rushed) and my Swingers DVD.

I like white chocolate. Got me some special edition white chocolate Twix I'm planning on trying soon.

Can't wait for the Superman movie. Singer did a great job on the X-Men films, so I have faith in him. But X3 also looks good. Plus, Brandon Routh is from Iowa, so of course we're thrilled.

Chestnuts roasted by JLAJRC @ 04/23/2006 12:57 AM EST


My dad actually bought that Pirate of the Caribbean Cereal for my mom - solely for the fact that Johnny Depp's face is on it. I can't eat it because it has milk in it, but it's cute. The daggers are adorable. I thought the other things were Treasure maps, though, but maybe they are flags.

I found a Burger King toy at work today. Diego from Ice Age. I carried him around all day and claimed him. I'm madly in love with Dennis Leary. big grin

I don't like Superman. Whenever I think of him, I think of the time I was very little and we had just finished watching one of those movies, and My dad was talking and said the word "shit" and I was trying to talk to mom and I ended up blurting it out too. I was highly embarassed and everyone laughed their asses off at me.

Question - Pirates or Ninjas?

Chestnuts roasted by Ryane @ 04/23/2006 01:17 AM EST


Pirates* I guess it would be pretty damn boring with only one pirate in the whole caribbean, eh?

I vote Ninjas, and now I'm going to bed.

Chestnuts roasted by Ryane @ 04/23/2006 01:26 AM EST


I wonder if M&M's White Pirate Pearls could be construed as some sort of sexual ephemism...arrr, matey?

Arrr, matey!

on a completley unrelated note...my number one favorite paranoid, crazy person behind the door site, www.anomalies-unlimited.com has been showing up "domain expired" for a while now, and it's starting to get a little old. She had some good shit on the Denver Airport, and deaths at Disney and stuff like that.

Chestnuts roasted by kidneyboy @ 04/23/2006 01:29 AM EST


Ninjas, definitely! For some reason they just seem much more sanitary. And it's especially awesome when they appear out of thin air and instantly start fighting.

Chestnuts roasted by Venison @ 04/23/2006 01:34 AM EST


Damn storm season. I don't even know if there is such at thing as storm season but it's keeping me off the internet too much. As I was saying earlier, the Advengers movie lost a lot of steam in the second half and it looked to me like Thor could've handled the entire situation with the aliens.

Chestnuts roasted by dohopoki @ 04/23/2006 01:41 AM EST


Sweet! Not only is kryptonite now available for public consumption -- but, it's also "krazy"!

So, M&M's finally decided to give white chocolate a shot -- that might just be exciting enough to warrant a stop at the grocery tomorrow. In terms of color choice, those look a lot like the Shrek ones they put at a couple years back -- you remember, the "swamp" themed candy? I'm sure that increased sells big time.

Chestnuts roasted by Review the World @ 04/23/2006 01:55 AM EST


Ninjas.

Chestnuts roasted by jazzy @ 04/23/2006 01:58 AM EST


Anomalies Unlimited had the greatest chronological pics of the evolution of Michael's Jackson's face...was really helpful for a paper I wrote on him a few years back. Sucks if the site's gone.
Ninjas are deadlier, I don't think that can be argued. Pirates would however make better drinking buddies. Samurais beat cowboys hands down.

Chestnuts roasted by squee4242 @ 04/23/2006 02:11 AM EST


I look at it like this: Ninjas could very successfully live the pirate's way of life, but pirates would suck ass trying to do ninja stuff. So, ninjas.

Chestnuts roasted by Matt @ 04/23/2006 02:14 AM EST


I too vote Ninjas. I even have a comic idea for a Redneck Ninja. But that's a different post for different folks....t.

Anyway, I went and saw Bill Burr perform at my college earlier tonight. Finally someone I've heard of performed near ME for once! And his opening act was someone I've also heard of, Marina Franklin (she was on one of the 2 Last Comic Standings where she never made it past the semi-finals, as well as Premium Blend after this appearance), and who was also funny. Definately worth your money if someone like, oh, let's say, Howie Mandel wasn't playing in Atlantic City this week. (I've always liked him, but Deal or No Deal seems to potentially be the "It" phrase of 2006)

And because I was there, I missed Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo this week. Did Ultimate Avengers pre-empt it or did it air as normally? I taped it (hopefully) and I hope I don't see part of the movie instead.

Chestnuts roasted by Invader Norbert @ 04/23/2006 02:16 AM EST


Jeff-

Yep. I'm fresh out. I usually save one or two Halloween items, but I'd never eat them. It's basically just an emergency reserve. For instance, I have at least 1 of each Jones Halloween soda left over, a roll of spooky black Bubble Tape in my car, 1 Mountain Dew PB II 12 pack, no fewer than 14 Mountain Dew PB 1 12 packs, and about 20 boxes of Boo Berry. The PB 1 and Boo Berry are at my parent's house, but everything else is at hand in case of emergency. I guess the reason I don't keep an edible stockpile is because, as much as I complain to myself about not having any seasonal candy, I know that if I did then all the novelty would be taken out once the season actually hits. Orange marshmallow pumpkins taste that much sweet because I've had to wait for so long, I guess big grin

Chestnuts roasted by Eddie Lightning Frog @ 04/23/2006 02:18 AM EST


Is it me or does the Superman outfit look retarded outside of the comics and cartoons?

Chestnuts roasted by Hoju @ 04/23/2006 02:18 AM EST


i liked johnny depp's performance in the pirates simply for his gay/drunk keith richards performance.. the sequel will have to be topped in quirkyness to work tho

but word i had the same thoughts about him selling out when i saw he was a playable character in a new final fantasy/disney game coming out..

what is it about disney that enables people to so quickly and easily sell their soul?

i guess it's a part of every1's childhoods.. i somehow missed out on the disney craze as a child

Chestnuts roasted by doc bong @ 04/23/2006 02:20 AM EST


Pirates is the only great movie that Walt Disney Pictures has had in years. (I am not counting Miramax, Pixar, Touchstone, etc) I am surprised Disney has not whored out the franchise more then just the standard deluge of toys, novelty foods, and video games (I am intrigued by the upcoming Pirates MMO). I would not be surprised to see a sh*tty cartoon movie version and/or cartoon series.

Chestnuts roasted by Hoju @ 04/23/2006 02:28 AM EST


Yuck. I hate white chocolate. The skull prints are kinda cute, though.

It was dark and rainy as fuckall tonight, but I still went out. I hadn't had a Girls' Night Out in ages and I neeeeded one, despite all the rain. Nothing like spending $30 on Italian Food and martinis while having girl-talk to get in some good spirits.

Chestnuts roasted by Mystie @ 04/23/2006 02:54 AM EST


Hoju: last I heard, that stuff was on its way. There WILL be a POTC cartoon eventually; sorry. But what did you expect?

And how can you tell that chocolate is white? It's just the SHELL you can see.

Chestnuts roasted by Mars @ 04/23/2006 03:54 AM EST


^ maybe he bit into it, it also says "White Chocolate" right above the m&m's logo!

anybody remember the n-e-s-t-l-e-s, nestle's makes the very best? commercials? i used to luv their white chocolate bars as a kid

Chestnuts roasted by doc bong @ 04/23/2006 03:58 AM EST


as far as Disney, I think it's pretty cool that for Hercules, they used the lead animator for Pink Floyd's "The Wall" film and tour, Gerald Scarfe. He did some amazing work on The Wall!

Chestnuts roasted by kidneyboy @ 04/23/2006 04:13 AM EST


I'm gonna vote pirates. And for the exclusive reason that I think it would be much funner to be one. Good clothes. Less discipline. Better food? Maybe?

Chestnuts roasted by kb @ 04/23/2006 08:28 AM EST


Pirates or ninjas - in what sense? Who would I rather have my ass kicked by, who would I rather be, or who would I rather kill off the other?

Chestnuts roasted by Jessica Marie @ 04/23/2006 09:17 AM EST


What about a pirate-ninja hybrid? I think it'd be pretty hot.

Chestnuts roasted by Lizzy @ 04/23/2006 10:50 AM EST


I have to go with pirates, for a lot of reasons. The major one being, of course, One Piece. I feel sorry for anyone who's ever been exposed to the show soley through the dub because they just made it sooooo sooooooooo gay. Like, going in and editing the cigarette out of every image of Sanji gay. It's great because it's so generally spastic and then you have those amazing moments like in the Arlong Park saga where Luffy just goes AWOL on a shark man and it raises every hair on your body. It loses everything in translation and editing.

Chestnuts roasted by Mystie @ 04/23/2006 11:25 AM EST


Pirates, and here's why:

1) Pirates are infinitely more quotable. "Avast!" "Ahoy!" "Shaddup, ye mangy curs, or I'll have yer guts fer garters!" "Aye, it's drivin' me nuts!"

Now try to do some ninja quotes. Okay, now try and do so without sounding like Carlos Mencia making fun of Asian people. Doesn't work, does it?

2) While Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was enjoyable, sit back for a moment and try to imagine if they had gone with Teenage Mutant Pirate Turtles instead. Did you picture Krang in a powdered wig and British admiral's hat? Good, eh?

3) Booty. Pirates got it, ninja don't.

4) "Soda" covers every possible range of carbonated beverage, while "cola" excludes all those which do not contain some natural or synthesized form of kola nut essence. Don't get me started on "coke." And as for the linguistic abortion that is "pop..." Hold on, wrong Internet debate. Sorry.

5) According to online quizzes, my ninja name is "Yoshio Ogata-san," while my pirate name is "Iron Tom Kidd." While they both have a certain ring, my pirate name has the clear advantage of actually being easier to say while drunk than sober. Whereas the last time I tried to say my ninja name under the influence, I bit my tongue so hard I bled a little. It hurt. Stupid ninja.

6) "Avast!"

I think my evidence will stand on its own.

Chestnuts roasted by Jedoc @ 04/23/2006 11:40 AM EST


Teenage Mutant Pirate Turtles...I may cry myself to sleep at night because this was never a reality. Brilliant post, Jedoc.

And, of course, pirates win because, unlike ninjas, they want to have fun. And so do girls.

I am indifferent to Superman (although I'm in love with John Williams' original score (to the point where I was thoroughly moved by its inclusion in the Supes Returns trailer). The Krazy Kryptonite looks awesome though. It bounces? It is the food of the gods.

Chestnuts roasted by mtrox @ 04/23/2006 12:04 PM EST


Lizzy: Your post inspired me. Your question took hold of my imagination and would not let go. And so, after minutes of research and feverish synthesis, I believe I have created a respectable artist's rendition of what a pirate/ninja hybrid would look like. If you would taste the bitter fruit of knowledge, click on my name. But be warned. There are lessons which cannot be unlearned, and images which cannot be unseen. Choose carefully.

Chestnuts roasted by Jedoc @ 04/23/2006 12:26 PM EST


Ok, now, who would win in a fight - Pirates or Ninjas?

There could be different aspects - like, one on one, a hoard of ninjas versus a hoard of pirates, if they were on a pirate ship, or ... wherever the hell ninjas do their best work. But, considering all of those types of things together, who would have the advantage?

I still vote ninjas, because they are so stealthy. I think that's what it comes down to for me, though I think pirates would have a slight advantage in certain situations.

Chestnuts roasted by Ryane @ 04/23/2006 12:48 PM EST


Is it true that the clasic 2-D Disney movies of my youth are extinct? Oh well I can always look forward to the barrage of made for DVD sequels like Song of the South 2: Soul Plantation.

Chestnuts roasted by Dr. Harpo @ 04/23/2006 12:55 PM EST


Jedoc, that is one of the funniest goddamn things I have seen in a long while. I highly recommend that other readers click on his name and taste the bitter fruit of knowledge.

Chestnuts roasted by Bludge @ 04/23/2006 12:58 PM EST


I moved in late January, Matt. I'm now living in Oaklyn, NJ, a small town about 5 minutes from Philadelphia. I love it here. It's so nice to live in a town that respects its history...and whose economy and way of life doesn't revolve around one season of the year.

Chestnuts roasted by starwenn @ 04/23/2006 01:17 PM EST


According to my sources, white chocolate isn't even technically chocolate at all. It doesn't contain any chocolate liqour, which is the "essence of chocolate" that is extracted from the cocoa beans. It does contain cocoa butter, but that's only the fatty extract of the cocoa beans that gives chocolate its texture, not its flavor. I'll stick with the real deal. Give me real chocolate!

As far as the pirates vs. ninjas debate, I have to go with ninjas. Some of you have said that being a pirate would be more fun. I disagree. Think of it: weeks at sea with nothing to eat but moldy bread, salted meat, and rotting fruit. There's no women, and that cabin boy is starting to look pretty good. You get to drink rum, but only as an additive to the water so the water won't make you sick, so you don't actually get drunk on a daily basis. You get booty, but only when you take it from other ships filled with men who want to kill you. Even relatively minor wounds can get infected and kill you. Screw being a pirate!

Also, ninja video games are more fun than pirate video games.

Chestnuts roasted by spaz307 @ 04/23/2006 01:39 PM EST


Oh. My. God. Jedoc, you just made my LIFE. I was right, it IS totally hot. I'm glad to have been the inspiration for such a thing of beauty. Wow. wow. wow. Thank you. I owe you a life debt.

Chestnuts roasted by Lizzy @ 04/23/2006 02:06 PM EST


Jedoc brings the awesome. smile

Also, starwenn, good luck in your new home!

Chestnuts roasted by Matt @ 04/23/2006 02:08 PM EST


Has anyone seen the superman suit that little kids can buy and then it inflates and makes them look like they are super ripped? I havn't, but I read about it somewhere. I'm just really looking forward to the inevitable awesome picture that is going to be on the box of it.

Chestnuts roasted by Mike @ 04/23/2006 03:18 PM EST


I too liked Lois & Clark when I was a teenager. That's about all the Superman I could handle, I didn't get into Smallville because in the first few episodes I realized a 20-something rich guy being best friends with a high school kid is fucking creepy.

As for Johnny Depp selling out: before POTC came out, consider what an incredibly bad idea it seemed to be. One of my favorite quotes from the mid-90's brilliant-but-cancelled (now on DVD- buy it) show "Action",

"What's the number one rule in moviemaking?"
"NO PIRATE MOVIES."

Despite being traditional box office poison, pirates are more awesome than ninjas. There's no national "Talk-Like-A-Ninja" day. "Talk-Like-A-Pirate-Day" is September 19th. Arrr!

Chestnuts roasted by Welsh Rabbit @ 04/23/2006 03:26 PM EST


spaz307, you have clearly never played any of the Pirates! games by Sid Meier.

Chestnuts roasted by Jeff @ 04/24/2006 12:46 AM EST


Thanks, Matt. It's mostly been pleasant; took a while for me to transfer from the North Cape May Acme to the Audubon Acme, due to a number of factors, but I finally did...and the Audubon Acme is infinately better, a larger store with nicer co-workers. I have family down the street (bachelor uncle, biological father, and his adopted daughter), and one of my sisters live not far from the Acme in Audubon.

I still want to find a better job than cashiering, though. I LOATHE cashiering, no matter how nice the store is. I'd like to meet more people my age offline, too; I'm hoping being closer to the city will allow for that.

Chestnuts roasted by starwenn @ 04/24/2006 08:59 PM EST


That Kriptonite looks like someone's brain... awesome big grin

Pearl M6M's are a little pale, I think they're being affected by the kryptonite.

Chestnuts roasted by Yelinna @ 04/30/2006 02:18 AM EST