Well, darn it.  Because April 1st has fallen on a production holiday, I find myself traveling to Montreal rather than being back at the office, pulling off some elaborate practical joke on Ashleigh, our Exec. Producer’s Assisstant (see last year’s hilarity: http://josephmallozzi.com/2009/04/01/april-1-2009-theodore-wilsons-last-ride/).  Apparently, Ashleigh was equally disappointed as she informed me that she’d planned on “getting me” with an equally marvelous practical joke, Machiavellian in its plotting, joyously wicked in execution, that would have ultimately culminated in my demise.  I wondered aloud whether that might have been taking it too far.  She vehemently disagreed.  And when I asked her what, exactly, it was she’d planned, Ashleigh refused to tell me on the grounds that she might just go ahead and spring it on me anyway…when I least expect it!  Ominous, no?

So there you have it.  No practical jokes on this day.  Instead, an early blog entry and a real treat compliments of Scott Stofer (armed and dangerous in the following pics and vids) and the rest of the Special Effects gang as they test some “equipment” for a future episode.  By the way, if you missed Scott’s Q&A on this blog, check it out here ( http://josephmallozzi.com/2008/11/22/november-22-2008-special-effects-master-scott-stofer-answers-your-questions/).

Scott fires it up!

Ah, well.  So much for Carl’s van.

This must be the best job in the world, burning and blowing stuff up all day!

Thanks to Scott for the blog fodder!

Stargate: Universe returns tomorrow night with an all new episode!  Tell your friends!  And tell them to tell their friends!

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Thomas Brown

Watching those videos makes me want to yell “BIGGER!” Yeah, I’m easily amused smile

dasNdanger
dasNdanger

This is a joke, right?

wink

das

snake
snake

Poor Carl. Did that license plate bracket say….my other vehicle is a scooter?

Love a good flame thrower. Nice pics, thanks.

Andrew
Andrew

Those flames are kinda nice but they should be WAY BIGGEEERRRRR!!!!!!!

RebeccaH
RebeccaH

Boys and their flamethrowers.

Thornyrose
Thornyrose

ok, for the videos and pics you’re forgiven for posting before I even read the last day’s post. Have a safe and funfilled trip.

Nate
Nate

How do I submit a question for the mailbag?

DP
DP

Testing. Yeah, right.

Amz

I was hoping you’d have some elaborately planned jokes up your sleeve for today. Alas, apparently not this time. Hopefully Ashleigh springs something on you in the near future which leads to an all out practical joke war (purely for entertainment purposes of course).

Have fun in Montreal.

Cheers,

Amy/Amz

Shiningwit
Shiningwit
dasNdanger
dasNdanger

THIS is hilarious!! Cat lovers will especially enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KswnjMa-MQ

lol

das

Patty O
Patty O

Greetings Joe,
You’re probably in flight now to Montreal. Hope it’s a safe one! Hi to your sis and mom.

Question: finished a book a while ago and in the story the 12 year old girl watched Stargate:SG1 to “escape reality” for a while. Are there any permission issues with using the Stargate name in books, tv shows or movies? I know it was also mentioned in Big Bang Theory as well. Great show by the way. Just curious.

@ Chev: Took the 80’s lyric test. Ended up 49.8. Not as easy as I thought it would be. Didn’t even try the 90’s version!

@ Das & Mr. Das: Congrats on your 20 years! Quite the milestone.

@ Deni: So sorry for your loss. It’s tough, I too have been through it. Prayers and happy thoughts headed your way.

Looking forward to SPACE tomorrow. Welcome back SGU!

Happy Easter to all!

Joel
Joel

Looks like Greer’s going to get the chance to play with his favorite toy again. grin

deeinsouthafrica

Makes me want to hold out a sausage on a LOOOONG stick.

BTW, I love Gmail’s vowel outage smile
Yeah, you’re Yahoo, but you should take a look.

Oh, and the seach time on Gmail? Not 2 seconds. Oh no, not on April 1st. smile
Results 1 – 10 of about 559,000 for Mad Canadians. (at warp 9.57)

I was looking for you.. You will be pleased to know that when it comes to Mad Canadians you are not on page 1.

Kevin
Kevin

Very cool videos…but I was really disappointed that a “how to” guide wasn’t included so I could build one for………educational purposes,lol.

Margaret Clayton

Scott would be a big hit at Burning Man. My friend has an art car with a ten foot flame shooting penis on it, more “flame effects” are always desirable. We have to call them flame effects, not flame throwers, or the gubbermint gets edgy. Hmmm, there are a lot of burners in Vancouver …. I wonder how many burners work at the studio? There must be some!

Tanie
Tanie

Gotta agree with others…. BIGGEEEEEERRRRRRR!!! hehehe

@ Nate – just pose a question here and Joe will either answer or not. grin

Hayloh
Hayloh

Oh man, if I had one of those I would be running around screaming “I’m a dragon! I’m a dragon!” at the top of my lungs.

Prolly a good thing I don’t have one.

susan the tartan turtle
susan the tartan turtle

So – they are going to a planet with a car park and they are going to torch all the bad guy’s cars.

Hope Aspen didn’t get indigestion – he looks a picture of innocence surrounded by the fluffy bits of his prey.

Say hello to all the family, esp. Felix, Baby cat and sis’s hounds.

Randomness
Randomness

Personally I hope the ratings hold for ep 11, they should, pretty much anything you write turns out awesome Joe, be it SG1, SGA, etc

BlueJay
BlueJay

Congrats to Das and Mr Das on twenty years!
Here’s to twenty more

Evil Ashleigh is fun, fun, fun!
flamethrowers, yay

Deni
Deni

So guys, like it hasn’t been enough lately, poor Elway spent the entire day at the hospital with a high fever, lethargy and lack of appetite. That’s it, no cough, no diarrhea or vomiting, nothing, nada, zip. So, $800 worth of tests later and we still have no idea what’s going on. He’s at the ER for the night as per vet’s instructions, still on fluids and IV antibiotics, and we’ll see how he is by morning. Hopefully, we’ll have some test results back by then and will be able to treat whatever is going on. So, the house is very quiet with just the two little Cockers, but I think I’ll take advantage of the situation and get to bed with my huge headache, some flannel pjs and a cuppa tea. This sucks. Have a good night, everyone!

t'loc
t'loc
susan the tartan turtle
susan the tartan turtle

@Deni sorry to hear about your problems with your furry family. No doubt Elway is also a bit off colour due to missing his pal Flannery. I hope that the vet hospital can make Elway feel better soon.

Life is sometimes very cruel.

Sean D.

Looking forward to the return of SGU!

Quick 2 questions…

1. What’s your favorite sushi?

2. Spelling question: Lantian or Lantean?

Thanks! smile

Sean