The Power Hours: July 21

Jul. 22nd, 2017 12:43 am
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Thanks to WildCard9, Game Collector, The Man in the Black Hat, and Aegis Telos for joining me on the show!

The Consortium of Genius - Doctor Who Theme
Insane Ian - Doctor Who
The Library Bards - Regeneration
Devo Spice - I Am The Doctor
Epic Rap Battles of History - Doc Brown vs. Doctor Who
DJ Particle - Stuck In The Middle With Who

THE VIDEO GAME NEWS

Rockapella - Zombie Jamboree
Jonathan Coulton - Re: Your Brains
Dino-Mike - Zombie Girl
Laura Shigihara - Zombies On Your Lawn
Tom Smith - Undead Happy Trees
Beth Kinderman & The Player Characters - Zombies

Z TAKES US INTO THE HALL OF FACEPALM

Michelle Dockery - Mal’s Song
Starbomb - Smash!
LilDeuceDeuce feat. TomSka and BlackGryph0n - Beep Beep I’m a Sheep - Requested by The Man in the Black Hat
Crap Mashups - Through the Safety and the Dance
Insane Ian - Froggy’s Lament
Schaffer the Darklord - Pixilated Vixen

THE LIST: 15 Times Pokémon Was Not So PG

Starbomb - I Choose You To Die
Starbomb - The New Pokérap
Psychostick - Because Boobs

The Muppets - Closing Theme

SHAMELESS PLUG: Parsely Games

KWLP is On the Air! 7-19-2017

Jul. 19th, 2017 09:11 pm
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 KWLP is my little Internet radio show on DementiaRadio.org, 9 to 11 PM Wednesdays (Central time).

Tonight: S-E-X Pt. 1 - Down and Dirty

Tune your streaming-audio app to listen.dementiaradio.org:8027 to listen!

FULL PLAYLIST WILL APPEAR ON THIS POST 
AT THE END OF THE SHOW.

Comment to vote for as many songs as you'd like to hear replayed next week; the top five total votes here, on IRC chat during the show, and on the Dementia Radio Facebook group will be replayed next week as REQUEST ROW. The top vote-getters for the whole year get played the last two shows of the year in our top-100 countdown.

LEAD-IN TRACK
Pervert - Ed Golden

AAAAAAAALL THE SEX
Monty Python - Sit on My Face
Spinal Tap - (Funky) Sex Farm
Hayseed Dixie - Feel Like Making Love
The Four Postmen - Let Me Make You Smile In Bed
The Consortium of Genius - All I Wanna Do Is You
Possible Oscar - Get Our Geek On
Ookla the Mok - Tantric Yoda
Tim Cavanagh - Really Safe Sex
Garfunkel and Oates - Handjob, Blandjob, I Don't Understand Job [Explicit]
Monty Python - The Naval Medley

SHAFTED
Lorne Elliot - The Smallest Thing Known To Man-
Devo Spice - Enhanced
Da Vinci's Notebook - Enormous Penis
Bowling for Soup - My Wena

PADDING
Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls
Danny Birt - Lady Hath Bustle
Dave Elder & The Elderados - but but but
Spinal Tap - Big Bottom

A WORD FROM SOMEBODY ELSE'S SPONSOR
Radio Free Vestibule - Joe's Sex Shop

A SHOP WHERE YOU CAN'T TAKE THE MERCHANDISE HOME WITH YOU
Mike Toomey - What It Was, Was A Strip Club
Patton Oswalt - The Stripper
Paul and Storm - Strip Club Daddy (Studio Version)
Robert Lund & Spaff.com - Hey, Old Stripper
Cirque du So What - At the Strip Club on Carson Ave

THIS SET IS NOT HET
Corky & The Juice Pigs - Eskimo- Corky & The Juice Pigs
Raymond and Scum - Does This Make Me Gay?
Avenue Q Original Cast - If You Were Gay
Tom Smith - Two Guys Kissing Ruined My Life

REQUEST ROW
Mikey Mason - Mad
Modern Entertainment - Thorazine Shuffle
Sudden Death; Worm Quartet - Inner Voice
Consortium of Genius - Brain Wrap (feat. Dr. 'A')
Consortium of Genius - They Said I Was Mad

SPECIAL BONUS TRACK
Garfunkel and Oates - I Would Never (Have Sex with You) [Explicit]


Yet Another Book Meme

Jul. 18th, 2017 12:46 pm
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50 questions about books!

1. You currently own more than 20 books:
2. You currently own more than 50 books:
3. You currently own more than 100 books:
Let's just lump all these together under HELL, YEAH.

4. You amassed so many books you switched to an e-reader:
Not really. I added the Kindle app to my phone for traveling convenience, and because of a few things I wanted which were only available in e-form. But I still prefer hard-copy overall.

5. You read so much you have a ton of books AND an e-reader:
That would be me. I should note that I also have a TBR stack on my Kindle app.

6. You have a book-organization system no one else understands:
Mostly it's pretty straightforward. Where people might disagree is some of my judgment calls.

7. You're currently reading more than one book:
Generally speaking, yes.

8. You read every single day: Yes.

9. You're reading a book right now, as you’re taking this book nerd quiz: No.

10. Your essentials for leaving the house:
My belt-pack and cellphone. I don't have to carry physical books any more because of the Kindle app.

11. You've pulled an all-nighter reading a book: Yes, many times.

12. You did not regret it for a second and would do it again:
If that refers back to #11, yes.

13. You've figured out how to incorporate books into your workout: Workout?

14. You've declined invitations to social activities in order to stay home and read:
This happens in the other order. I decline a social invitation because I don't want to go, and then I end up staying home and reading instead of doing something else.

15. You view vacation time as "catch up on reading" time:
Not as a rule. If I've spent money to go somewhere and do something, I'm going to do it. Reading may happen during travel time or in the evenings.

16. You've sat in a bathtub full of tepid water with prune-y skin because you were engrossed in a book:
No -- reading in the bath isn't compatible with showers.

17. You've missed your stop on the bus or the train because you were engrossed in a book:
No, but I did miss a fork on the interstate once because I was listening to an audiobook. That was the only time I ever tried to listen to an audiobook while driving.

18. You've almost tripped over a pothole, sat on a bench with wet paint, walked into a telephone pole, or narrowly avoided other calamities because you were engrossed in a book:
No! I loathe people who aren't paying attention to what they're actually doing.

19. You've laughed out loud in public while reading a book:
Yes. And then glanced around to see if there was anyone nearby who'd be likely to appreciate the joke.

20. You've cried in public while reading a book (it’s okay, we won’t tell): No.

21. You're the one everyone goes to for book recommendations:
Only some people. It's pointless to solicit recommendations from (or make them to) someone who doesn't share your taste.

22. You take your role in recommending books very seriously and worry about what books your friends would enjoy:
That's putting way too much emphasis on a matter of opinion.

23. Once you recommend a book to a friend, you keep bugging them about it:
I may ask them, once.

24. If your friend doesn't like the book you recommended, you're heartbroken:
Disappointed, sometimes. Heartbroken... no, I don't invest that much of my ego into it.

25. And you judge them. HELL, NO.

26. In fact, whenever you and a friend disagree about a book you secretly wonder what is wrong with them:
I would wonder what was wrong with someone who actually did this.

27. You've vowed to convert a non-reader into a reader:
No, I don't tilt at windmills. If it's going to happen, it'll happen with or without me.

28. And you've succeeded: n/a

29. You've attended book readings, launches, and signings: Yes.

30. You own several signed books:
Many! I even use "autographed" as a tag on LibraryThing.

31. You would recognize your favorite authors on the street:
Some of them, because I know them socially from cons.

32. In fact, you have: If you include "at a con", yes.

33. If you could have dinner with anybody in the world, you'd choose your favorite writer:
Maybe. Still stiff competition from Howard Shore, though.

34. You own a first-edition book: A few.

35. You know what that is and why it matters to bibliophiles:
It's about rarity and historical interest. And bragging rights, for some of them.

36. You tweet, post, blog, or talk about books every day: No.

37. You have a "favorite" literary prize:
I take more interest in the Hugos than I do in other prizes, but I'm not sure that translates into "favorite".

38. And you read the winners of that prize every year:
Not necessarily -- even for the Hugos!

39. You've recorded every book you've ever read and what you thought of it:
I try to keep up-to-date with entering books into LibraryThing, but that's partly to make sure I don't re-buy a book that's on my TBR stack. Sometimes I write reviews, but I don't feel compelled to do so.

40. You have a designated reading nook in your home:
Not really. Mostly I read either at the table while eating, or in my favorite chair, but I don't think of them as "reading nooks".

41. You have a literary-themed T-shirt, bag, tattoo, or item of home décor: Yes.

42. You gave your pet a literary name:
Of the current pride, Grey Mouser, Sunfall (of Ennien), Spike (from the Toby Daye books), and arguably Loki and Kitsune are literary-related; Spot, Winnie, and Catgirl aren't.

43. You make literary references and puns nobody else understands:
Yes, and usually my friends understand them.

44. You're a stickler for spelling and grammar, even when you're just texting:
Mostly. In casual writing I'll allow myself some leeway, and I don't beat myself up over the occasional typo.

45. You've given books as gifts for every occasion:
Every type of occasion, probably. But not every single one of any type.

46. Whenever someone asks what your favorite book is, your brain goes into overdrive and you can't choose just one.
No. I have "all-time favorite" which doesn't change, and "current favorite" which does. I do sometimes get snarky and respond with, "You want me to pick ONE?" Especially since I like different books for different reasons.

47. You love the smell of books: Meh.

48. You've binge-read an entire series or an author's whole oeuvre in just a few days: Yes.

49. You've actually felt your heart rate go up while reading an incredible book: Probably.

50. When you turn the last page of a good book, you feel as if you've finally come up for air and returned from a great adventure:
Sometimes. When I do, I frequently go back and re-read it immediately.

NorthAmeriCon report

Jul. 15th, 2017 07:04 pm
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Cosplayers 1
I've been saving up for this trip for nearly a year, because I wanted to have the experience of taking an overseas trip while I still can. And, sadly, it looks as though not only will this be the only such trip I ever take, but it will probably be the last time I ever fly anywhere at all. The default cabin pressure during flight has been raised from 5,000 feet to 8,000 feet, and at that virtual altitude I have Issues -- to wit, it knocks me off my feet at the other end for the rest of that day and most of the next as well. And that's on a 4-hour flight; I don't want to think about what might happen if I took a trans-Atlantic flight.

My flight out left at 10:35, but (working back) that meant I needed to be at the airport by 8:30, which meant I needed to leave home by 7:30, which meant I needed to get up no later than 6:30. Generous estimates all, but if the choice is between sitting in the waiting area for 2 hours and missing my flight, I'll take the former. And in point of fact, that's how it worked out; I was running early enough that the traffic thru downtown wasn't horrendous, I found the long-term parking lot I intended to use without trouble, and the bag-check and security lines were only 3 or 4 people long.

I had decided that since I was traveling solo, money spent toward making things easier for myself was worthwhile, so I sprang for the Early Check-In option with Southwest. This got me into the A boarding group, which meant that it was easy for me to get a window seat with bin space directly above it for my first carry-on bag. The flight was uneventful. Someone I know had told me that the San Juan airport was "a pit", but either it's been significantly spruced up since she was last there or she has a very different definition from mine; it was a lot like the Nashville airport. I retrieved my checked bag and got a cab to the con hotel (apparently the hotel itself doesn't run a shuttle).

The con )


Random notes:
- I would doubtless have gone to more of the panels if it hadn't been so goddamn cold on the convention level. I was feeling not really up to snuff all weekend for various reasons, and that made me even less inclined to sit in an ice-cold function room.

- I think this is the first con I've ever been to where I bought nothing from the con itself. There just wasn't that much to buy.

- Also because of not feeling up to snuff, I didn't take very many pictures.

- The streets in Old Town make the ones in the French Quarter look wide! One parking lane and one traffic lane, and you didn't see any SUVs or pickup trucks because there wasn't space for anything larger than a standard sedan to get thru.

- I had taken quite a bit of money with me, and came back with about half of it -- see above about nothing much to buy at the con. The largest chunk of what I spent, aside from the hotel, was on food and cabfare.

- I gave out a few no-Nazi buttons at the con, and two more to employees at the bookstore.

- Puerto Rico is primarily Spanish-speaking. Although everyone I interacted with was bilingual, all the signage outside the hotel was Spanish-only. I was happy to leave the navigation to my taxi drivers!

Bottom line: While I didn't get as much out of the weekend as I might have hoped, I'm still glad I went.

KWLP is On the Air! 7-12-2017

Jul. 12th, 2017 08:45 pm
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KWLP is my little Internet radio show on DementiaRadio.org, 9 to 11 PM Wednesdays (Central time).

Tonight: INSIDE MY MIND

Tune your streaming-audio app to listen.dementiaradio.org:8027 to listen!

FULL PLAYLIST WILL APPEAR ON THIS POST 
AT THE END OF THE SHOW.

Comment to vote for as many songs as you'd like to hear replayed next week; the top five total votes here, on IRC chat during the show, and on the Dementia Radio Facebook group will be replayed next week as REQUEST ROW. The top vote-getters for the whole year get played the last two shows of the year in our top-100 countdown.

LEAD-IN TRACK
Consortium of Genius - Brain Wrap (feat. Dr. 'A')

MATTER FOR THOUGHT
The Consortium of Genius - i think therefore i rock
They Might Be Giants - I Should Be Allowed to Think
Tom Smith - Hamster Brain
The Frantics - You Were Speeding
They Might Be Giants - A Self Called Nowhere

THE VOICES TELL ME TO DO THINGS
Lemon Demon - There's a Robot In My Head
Denis Leary - Voices in My Head
Sudden Death; Worm Quartet - Inner Voice
Donna Freberg; Donovan Freberg; Stan Freberg - Theater of the Mind
They Might Be Giants - Where Your Eyes Don't Go

CHANGE THE RECORD DAMMIT
The Arrogant Worms - Song Inside My Head [#][*]
Devo Spice - Earworm
Cartoon Planet - The Song That Doesn't End

CRACKING UP, NO REALLY
The Bonzo Dog Band - You Done My Brain In
They Might Be Giants - Lost My Mind
Leroy Pullins - I'm a Nut
Johnny Cash - Everybody Loves a Nut
Naploeon XIV - Split Level Head
Parry Gripp - I'm a Crazy Wierdo and I'm Calling You
Patton Oswalt - Great Food Is Cooked by Psychos
They Might Be Giants - Absolutely Bill's Mood

INSANITY FOR FUN AND PROFIT
The Zanies - The Mad Scientist
C.O.G. - They Said I Was Mad
Mikey Mason - Mad

THE KILLER CURES
Billy May; Daws Butler; Stan Freberg - The Lone Psychiatrist
Modern Entertainment - Thorazine Shuffle
Consortium of Genius - Lobotomy
Randy Hanzlick, M.D. - I'd Rather Have a Bottle in Front of Me (Than a Frontal Lobotomy)
Ray Stevens - I Used to Be Crazy [*]
Napoleon XIV - They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!

REQUEST ROW
TJ & The Revo - Too Late to Apologize
The Great Luke Ski - Aliens Just Don't Understand
Ookla the Mok - Super Powers
1776 Original Cast - But, Mr. Adams
Ookla the Mok (feat. Shoebox, the great Luke Ski, and Devo Spice) - Welcome to the Con


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