Aw c’mon!!!! Now a screw-up on the part of my internet provider has booted me off-line. The telus rep is hopeful I can be back online tomorrow. Tomorrow?! But today is TODAY!!!

As a result, I am painstakingly tapping out this entry on my iPHone. If I still had my Blackberry, I’d be hooped right about now. Well, even more hooped.

You have until midnight tonight to get those questions in for Peter Kelamis, SGU’s Adam Brody. And start reading next month’s book of the month club pick: The Misenchanted Sword! And clean up after yourselves! What am I, your maid?!

Good thing I uploaded the following video earlier today, otherwise you’d have all dropped by for nothing.
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Narelle from Aus

1st available flight.
Koh Samui.
We’ll meet you by Sad Rock.
Refreshments will be chilled.

Narelle from Aus

How’s Mum?

josephmallozzi
josephmallozzi

Umm…where’s that video?

Narelle from Aus

It’s there…

Mika

The video is here for all us not-paying-by-the-kb readers.

Thanks for advertising the talk on your blog — one very friendly fan from another department came by, bringing the grand total of audience members up to 6 people. …it’s a bad time of year to give talks!

For the various readers who emailed me about recording my talk: I’ll be giving improved versions of this talk as time goes on; this was my first attempt with non-high-school students and was at times painfully bad. Once I smooth out content and pacing, I’ll record a better-practiced version and post it for y’all.

josephmallozzi
josephmallozzi

Hmmm. For some reason, it doesn’t display on myiPHone.

Tim H
Tim H

For Peter,

I hope you’re enjoying your experience on SGU. How did you get your start doing voice-over work? Is it more difficult than a regular acting gig where you can actually interact with your fellow performers?

Narelle from Aus

Hey Joe, I’m avoiding comments in the hope I can see Time without knowing every detail of the episode before watching it (wishful thinking). Was hoping to get your ideas and anyone else that feels like offering it on the below matter. It was an interesting exercise. Nath had picked up a wine barrel from a friend to use as a table on our decking. For some reason they decided to remove the metal rings before transporting so the barrel quickly went from being an object in which you can place items on to firewood and a set of really, really big and very, very dangerous Coits rings. He’d labelled some of the pieces so when he got home, placed all the pieces on the lawn and started to put them in order. It was then he realised he hadn’t numbered all of them. We noticed the pattern went 1 big plank, 2 small and the wood was aged differently so you could get an idea if the plank was in the right place. He started to re-assemble it. He asked me how I would go about it but my idea was quickly dismissed. He then asked for my physical help, but there’s only so many planks of wood I can hold and he got frustrated when I could only hold 3/4s of the planks (I thought that was pretty good!). After 1 collapse of the half built barrel and my offer to Google was rejected he started again. He had sweat dripping off his nose and was doing his best to support an entire barrel worth of vertical planks. Another collapse. I offered once again to Google. He was adamant this was going to be resolved without Google and without my help. So I went inside, got a dip, some crackers, a nice glass of Sauv Blanc, my Reader and went back to sit and watch him. Another collapse. He stormed out of the yard and into the garage so I couldn’t hear the barrage of abuse he was about to unleash and then I cracked. It started with a giggle and then… Uncontrollable laughter. I thought I had it under control after about 5 minutes, but then he would look at me, I’d lose it again and would have to suppress wine from coming out of my nose. While I was still in fits of giggles and on the receiving end of a glare that just made me laugh even harder, he came up with an idea which was identical to my idea except instead of glue, he said double sided tape. He started again using a different technique after deciding his previous idea was too much like mine and if it worked would have to admit I had been right. I asked about half way through, “How heavy is this going to be to try and move seeing as it’s in a completely impractical place now?”. He didn’t appreciate that. Another collapse. More uncontrollable laughter. Eventually it… Read more »

Narelle from Aus

Do videos usually play? There might be a plug-in your iPhone is trying to run that hasn’t been installed. That’s advice coming from a BlackBerry chick though, so I’m probably not the best person to answer wink

Maddog316
Maddog316

Joe, see The iphone comes in handy when all else Fails. Lol

Cindee
Cindee

Question for Peter Kelamis:
If SGU gets picked up for a second season, and I hope it does, what direction would you hope the writers take your character…eventually siding against Rush or against Young or just neutral to them all and with a nasty agenda of your own? wink

Maddog316
Maddog316

Oh and thats one thing the iphone hasnt got emmbeded flash that probably keeping you from seeing the vid, if she Youtubes the vid the Iphone will show it

Barbaro
Barbaro

Sorry Joe, can’t help with your cell phone dilema. I don’t have a personal cell and my work phone is (relatively) ancient. But beggars can’t be choosers. Up to several years ago we just have pagers and were expected to clip onto a customer’s line to call the office. Of course that’s pretty hard to do with fiber. Well, I hope your problems are resolved soon Joe. I know it’s a b…

Thornyrose
Thornyrose

@Mika. Be assured had it been possible to have attend, many of us here would have been happy to do so. Those six are some of the luckiest people around.

Talking about unlucky, Catherynne Valente made AOL news. Seems she had some mishaps on her honeymoon.

http://travel.aol.com/travel-ideas/articles/honeymooners-triumph-over-expedia?ncid=AOLCOMMtravdynlprim0680&icid=main|main|dl4|link3|http%3A%2F%2Ftravel.aol.com%2Ftravel-ideas%2Farticles%2Fhoneymooners-triumph-over-expedia%3Fncid%3DAOLCOMMtravdynlprim0680

@Mr. M. Which technology gods have you angered to be having so many problems? Sincerely hope they are resolved soon, for both your own and your readers’ insanity.(I’m excempt having already reached that state). Here’s hoping for a nice long fat posting in the near future.

Deni
Deni

Video’s here, too, no worries smile Hey, how’s your mom? And Maximus? All well?

dasNdanger
dasNdanger

@ Narelle – Ha! Funny story! I have a few ‘husband’ stories like that, like the time he tried to make a cat cage out of wood and screening for our kitties so they could go outside, and the thing had gaps in it so big an elephant could fit through! I SO wish I had taken pictures of that!

As far as the barrel – no idea. A while ago I made a stained glass lamp shade, and if I remember correctly, I laid all the pieces out in a circle, and brought up the pieces in the 3, 6, 9, 12 o’clock positions, secured them, then fitted the rest in place. But that was a different sort of thing altogether.

Joe – just a few quick questions for Peter Kelamis:

1. Stand-up or working on a series – which is more challenging?

2. Hockey or Aussie Rules?

3. Hardest accent to pull off?

4. Boxers, or briefs?

Gotta run – hubby just got home and is demanding my attention, like a puppy! grin

das

Sparrow_hawk

The video works fine, Joe. Sorry to hear about your tech troubles.

Narelle – Great story I admire your patience! I googled it (as you so wisely were going to do and found a video on youtube showing how professionals do it but I would love to know how Nath got it done in the end. And did he do it alone or bribe someone to assist him?

Das – is your back better? Take care of yourself!

Gilder
Gilder

Yup, I post from my iPhone almost exclusively now. Encourages me to edit my comments, and a lot more convenient than turning on PC or laptop.

Gilder
Gilder

Oh. Yeah. Your embedded vids don’t show on my iPhone, either. Can see YouTube vids fine; YT is included with the phone. Sorry.

Your vids play on my PC, no problem.

otros ojos
otros ojos

@Narelle: The wine-barrel problem reminds me very much of both physics and calculus. (Or pre-cal, or trig. . . .)

I suck at both physics and calculus (and trig). However, I’m intrigued by how Nath finally got the thing back together. Until I read the answer, though, I might be laughing as hard as you were. — Could it be that he finally gave in and googled? That, and stopping to ask for directions when lost, are two of my most basic approaches to the practicalities of life. *w*

— Oh no, now I’ve caught your uncontrollable giggles. Thanks for the funny story.

@Joe: Clean up after myself?! That’s what former big-roller, now-discredited Wall Street players are for. You can tell who NOT to hire when you get shifty looks in response to the statement that you *will* be filing wage/earnings forms with the IRS. (HAHahahahahahah. . . . Okay, am only laughing at hardened miscreants.) — Would love opportunity to play drill sergeant. “YOU!!! Did I give you PERMISSION to stop using that grout scrubber?!!! Since you don’t seem to appreciate that convenient tool, you can start using those inch-long, manicured fingernails! NOW!!!”

Craig MD
Craig MD

For Peter Kelamis:

Who would you say is Brody’s closest friend on the ship? And does he have his eyes on a potential romantic interest at this point?

artdogspot

Narelle – re: barrel re-assembly. I would have Googled too. Ironically, I believe your husband and mine have the same approach to jobs around the house. I just hide until he’s done and am grateful when we have no trips to the Emergency Room.

Good thing there are iPhones.

Michael
Michael

Dear Mr. Kelamis,

Your character, Brody has grown on me as SGU goes on. Even though it seems like the Eli Wallace character is the joker of the show, I really enjoyed your various Kino-related scenes-your good bye recording, when you put on the suits and tripped, and the intercomm chatter with the Linda Park character. My question is, do you draw more from yourself in these scenes or more from the guidance of the script and crew?

ZeroPointBatteries
ZeroPointBatteries

Joe,
The iPhone doesn’t support flash which is what most embeded objects require. Although my Pre doesn’t at the moment flash’s new mobile version will be sent to it when it comes out. Unfortunately I don’t think it is compatible with iPone .Yet another reason you should have gone with a Pre razz also the physical keyboard prolly would have helped you tonight

Narelle from Aus

sparrow_hawk – How the hell are ya?!
I still haven’t Googled what would have been the best approach. We did discuss how we thought the professionals went about creating new barrels.
He put it back together himself.
I should have mentioned in my initial comment to see what ideas we all came up with WITHOUT Googling it first smile