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Shevonne
Son is officially a black belt!!! @ Highkicks Taekwondo & Children's Academy https://instagram.com/p...
Son is officially a black belt!!! @ Highkicks Taekwondo & Children's Academy https://instagram.com/p/0xo5VBOV1A/
He's gonna be the next Chuck Norris! - imabonehead
😃 - Shevonne from iPhone
My daughter got hers last month. I'm very proud of her. - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
Congratulations to him! - Jenny H. from Android
Andrew C (✔)
I'm not much of a coffee fan, but I can't wait to talk with a barista about the problems inherent in the model minority myth.
Please tape it - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
My SIL is a former barista and she expects there will eventually be a "viral" video or two of Starbucks employees engaged in staged discussions. Also, she's not sure with how Starbucks schedules shifts short that anyone one would have time for a meaningful conversation (i.e. no quips or soundbits). - That's So CAJ!
I don't think a staged viral video would last a week before being uncovered. You could sign all involved to NDAs, but you could never get all the actors' friends and distant relatives and former classmates under NDA too. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Oh, I didn't mean to infer they would be professionals. :) - That's So CAJ!
Fair point! - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Joe
Joe
You know, I am really going to miss friendfeed.
I know that I could express my weirdness on Twitter but it just won't be the same. - Joe
Yeah, it's not the same environment elsewhere. - John (bird whisperer)
If it weren't for ff I wouldn't have been introduced to you, and we wouldn't have been on the JCLP team together, and that is a sad world, indeed. - Marie
I never would have met the whole LSW gang, and that has changed my whole outlook on librarianship - Joe
^^^yes - Galadriel C. from Android
Sarah G.
OMG they have Sanka!!!!
I had no idea sanka still existed - ellbeecee
Ew, Sanka. - Jenny H. from Android
Sanka is gateway coffee for 7th Day Adventists. - Corinne L from Android
And the only coffee alternative for Mormons. - Jenny H. from Android
The coffee is so much better outside of sects. :-) - Corinne L from Android
Johnny
My beard picked a fine time to go SURPRISE GREY PATCH. https://instagram.com/p...
My beard picked a fine time to go SURPRISE GREY PATCH. https://instagram.com/p/0wfGXNDZx6/
you'll have to change your avatar - reloj from Android
YOU. SHALL. NOT. PASS...for twenty-one... - Spidra Webster
Rodfather
If James Cromwell and Terrence Stamp had a baby.
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Hah! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
HA!! - AJ Batac
Computing....96% match - Mo Kargas
L to the OL - Spidra Webster
Awesome! - David Cook
Dang, Rod...did that come to you in a dream? - Josh Haley
Haha. It can't be unseen now. - Rodfather
Hey you two, "BOW before Cromwell-Zod!" - Micah
Brilliant! - Anika
Wow! - Martha
Almost forgot about this. - Rodfather
So did I. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Haha my bad - Rodfather
That is uncanny. - CarlC
Throw in a 'valley' and you're all the way there. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Did someone mention James Cromwell? - Rodfather from iPhone
Omg I forgot about this. Lol. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
This is perfect. - MoTO Boychick Devil
Now we have to get Micah to pose in a General Zod jump suit. - MoTO Boychick Devil
I imagine Micah already has the suit which he uses as pajamas - Mo Kargas
Doesn't everyone have a static-shielded jumpsuit? - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I want to Like this post again. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Next week this post will be 3 years old. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Stephen- I liked it for you. =) - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
LOVE!! And so perfect! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
*bump* - felicious from FFHound!
haha! :D - AHnix (Anna Haro)
I never could argue with this. I mean look! - Micah from iPhone
:-) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Pete mentioned this earlier to me. Totally missed it first time around :-) - Heleninstitches #teamff
t-ra needs this place
Metallica is on and twitter musician crush just msgd to ask where I was and said he's coming here. Epic moments FTW!
And he's here and talking to everyone but me. I know I'm not a patient person by nature, but really? This is a lost cause I ain't gonna ever let go of. That's a bummer. - t-ra needs this place from Android
Depends on the person but when I'm really attracted to someone, I often find it hard to talk to them and will talk close to them but not to them for fear of rejection. I usually wait for the other person to make things clear to me. Part of that is the way girls were socialized when I was growing up but there's nothing that says a guy can't be shy. - Spidra Webster
yeah, I take it back. ;) he finally sat down and we closed down the pub, then came back to my place and listened to music till 4am. it was nice to actually spend some time with him. he is funnier and smarter than I even knew. no moves were made and it wasn't especially flirtatious or romantic, but having him all to myself for awhile and impressing him with my music taste was a dream come true for me regardless. huge crush still in effect. - t-ra needs this place
*pompom shake* - Big Joe Silenced from iPod
WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Awesome. - Kristin
:D I saw it on Facebook. Can't find the original link, though, but it was too good not to share! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Hahah. - Micah
Did you, Sean? - I saw it on someone else's FB page just now but couldn't find where it had come from. It's hilarious! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
*spit take* - Big Joe Silenced
Love it. LOVE IT!! - Lisa L. Seifert
Brilliant! - Anika from YouFeed
I'm seeing this plastered on all the doors at work today... :) - Thomas
And we're 100% sure this isn't a blind publicity stunt for Who Do You Think You Are, which last night was about Lionel Richie's ancestry? - walt crawford
holly #ravingfangirl
i'm being serenaded by frogs. so there.
Ah, spring :) - Jennifer Dittrich
How many of them are you going to kiss? :P - Just another Bubba
WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Punkin House: The Kentucky Vein : Colleen S. Harris - http://www.punkinblog.com/2011...
Punkin House: The Kentucky Vein : Colleen S. Harris
Punkin House: The Kentucky Vein : Colleen S. Harris
"The poems and essays in The Kentucky Vein deal with our connection to nature, exploring lessons learned from tobacco fields under harsh sun, the lifecycle of quarried stone, childless tricycles, and the grass of a new subdivision asking where the foals have gone. This collection is a rich symphony of images drawn from the Kentucky landscape, people and history...." - WoH: Professor MOTHRA from Bookmarklet
And who might this be...? :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
YAYYAYAYAYAY! - Mary Carmen
Lookee here! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
t-ra needs this place
So uh, Michael Franti starred one of my tweets. Top o the world, ma! Ima need a moment.
Also I despise Duke and it looks like they lost the game from what the pub tv showed. Ha. - t-ra needs this place from Android
Did you *cough* "Say, Hey"? :D - Michael W. May
Michael Franti is the coolest cat on the planet. Gratz on the tweet fave. :) He's kind of a huge deal around here (local boy and all). Lucky you! <3 - Hookuh Tinypants
Love him. Rock the Nation is one of my theme songs :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Joe
Joe
I now have a child who passed the drivers ed test and can now get his learners permit. Yay, now we get to pay for more insurance.
When I failed my driver's test (parallel parking in a full-size Pontiac after learning to drive in a compact car), and then didn't bother getting one until I was 30...at some point my mother said something about the $thousands I'd saved them, and the worries as well. - walt crawford
Not that I'd recommend that course to any young person--unless, maybe, they're going to live somewhere like the campus area of Berkeley, where a car was mostly a liability. - walt crawford
Melly
DB, Lil LB's Dad
DB, Lil LB's Dad
Having a blast this weekend in Nashville. We saw Dreamgirls today followed by some awesome Indian food. Flying back home tomorrow and thus back to reality but it's been great to get away.
I left my sync cable at home so pictures will have to wait until we get home. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
And now we live (near) here. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
WoH: Professor MOTHRA
twitter isn't importing - but here's joey! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA from Bookmarklet
Hi Joey! I'm jellus on 3 counts. 1) Joey 2) Higlet 3) Tim Hortons! - Just another Bubba
Joey is in Canada? :) - AJ Batac
darling picture. - edythe
Yes, she is :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
TIM HORTONS OMG SOMEONE IS HAVING TIMBITS WITHOUT MEEEEEEEEEE - Hookuh Tinypants
We ated all the timbits... - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
*ugly cry* - Hookuh Tinypants
Look at that pinky! Such style, such grace. ;) - That's So CAJ!
She's now Canadian. We closed the border. - AJ Batac
(joey: I mentioned this to #Mswas7butisnow11 tonight, and she got all wistful and sad.) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Yeah, we have got to get back up for a visit! We miss her! (And the rest of you lot ;)) - joey
Josh Haley
This is quite simply the best thing I have ever seen. Ever. - Josh Haley from Bookmarklet
Long sleep the fighters! - Stephen Mack
^-----YES. - Josh Haley
*folds space* - Morgan
*drinks water of life, aka Diet Coke* - Josh Haley
*chants with the mob* 'MUADIB!" - Morgan
I must face my beer. I will permit it to pass through me and over me. And when the beer has gone, only pretzel dust will remain... - Morgan
Beer pee will fly over you? That sounds like a Charlie Sheen level party. - Josh Haley from iPhone
THIS! THIS!! THIS!! - Micah
"FATHER! THE SLEEPER HAS HIS BACON!" - Big Joe Silenced
Josh, how did you find this treasure? - Micah
first seen at NPR's Fresh Air Tumblr: http://nprfreshair.tumblr.com/post... - Big Joe Silenced
Micah, a buddy from CA emailed to me the minute he found out about it. Not sure beyond that. - Josh Haley from iPhone
I love Goodnight Moon, and now the internet gave me Goodnight Dune. WIN-WIN. - Micah
Goodnight sandworms EVERYWHERE. - Micah
Micah
LOOK WHAT JUST ARRIVED!
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Thank you, WorldofHiglet!! - Micah from iPhone
:( - Akiva
And get this. It was delivered in person by a neighbour we'd never met - Mary fixed the correct address yet the postal service dropped it at the wrong building number AND wrong street. - Micah from iPhone
But the shirt found a way. - Micah from iPhone
I have my mug. I love it. - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
Awesome! It wasn't due for days yet! :)) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
WoH: Professor MOTHRA
had lunch with the irrepressible @louisgray who is as fun irl as he is online #horsepop http://yfrog.com/h631vmkj
had lunch with the irrepressible @louisgray who is as fun irl as he is online #horsepop http://yfrog.com/h631vmkj
I've met 2 FFers in less than a week! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Lucky! - comix aka martha
Hear hear Louis Gray is the best in the world - Thomas Power
where there is Louis there is Thomas Power! - testbeta
:) - testbeta
:( no pic - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
t-ra needs this place
too many strong beers and not enough dinner makes for an unhappy drunk. I prefer being a happy drunk. even when I'm sad. unhappy drunk me is DESPONDENT FOREVER, even when I'm having fun. now sober me this morning is just plain disappointed in myself. nothing good can come of that, I tell you.
Don't make yourself wrong, doll. - Corinne L
Aww, sweetheart. Don't be so hard on yourself. Chin up, Andy. *squeeze* - Jenny H. from Android
thanks ffriends. I'm more laughing about it now, thank goodness. it was a series of unfortunate run-ins I was too tipsy to handle as gracefully as I would have liked. but then again, I suspect none of these guys really cares one way or the other, so what real "harm" could I have done? my therapist told me that depression is anger turned inward, so often a good way to get rid of it is to figure out what you're angry about and be angry about that instead of bummed about yourself. - t-ra needs this place
Steven Perez
Ted Cruz Is Just Like Reagan In 1980, Except People Actually Liked Reagan - http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab...
Micah
Friendfeed Memorial - coming soon... http://friendfeedmemorial.com
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It's the gift I've been working on for all of you. It will reveal upon the close of FF, April 9th. - Micah from iPhone
Damn allergies. - That's So CAJ!
Thanks to everyone here. I'm choked up thinking about it. - Micah from iPhone
MICHAH. <3 - Jenny H. from Android
Best Internet Dad Ever. - Kristin
Tease. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
;_______; - ani
:-) - Mary Carmen
<3 Thank you. - joey
<3 - Colette
is this gonna be a new place? - ♕Dr. Eynollah ♕
wat - Aldo Oldo
Non so cosa sia, ma per non sbagliare mi commuovo - ratavolòira
lol - naltro
una specie di lapide virtuale, fico. - GePs from Flucso
Dr. Eynollah, like a small museum. - Micah from FFHound!
AWW.. I like museum :-( - ♕Dr. Eynollah ♕
*taps foot impatiently* *looks around sheepishly and is ashamed of being impatient when Micah is doing such a nice thing* - laura x
dude :( - doper
thank you mr micah - chaz2b
thank you whatever it is :) - ellbeecee
Will the departed be cremated or buried? - Joe
ingested - Big Joe Silenced
:-) - Steven Perez from Android
Wow. Thanks in advance, can't wait. - Marie
what else gonna do a friendfeeder :/ - Federer - orfe
dedeler? - orfe
yarrak capsi koy kanki - Rendetullah
ahah ren ya - Alfonker Tapir
Why you gotta make me cry on the train? Why?? ;_; - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Micah. You're one of a kind sir. - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
MICAHLETTI SCIARON - L'Andre from iPhone
You'll never take me alive. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
Add some Bootstrap :) - Mo Kargas
Maitani
After learning new words, brain sees them as pictures -- ScienceDaily - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
"When we look at a known word, our brain sees it like a picture, not a group of letters needing to be processed. That's the finding from a new study that shows the brain learns words quickly by tuning neurons to respond to a complete word, not parts of it." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
""We are not recognizing words by quickly spelling them out or identifying parts of words, as some researchers have suggested. Instead, neurons in a small brain area remember how the whole word looks -- using what could be called a visual dictionary," he says." - Maitani
Even for German speakers? :) - Stephen Mack
Are you hinting at our famous long words such as Donaudampfschifffahrtskapitän or Blumentopferde? That's an interesting question, what happens when we read a compound word? I suppose we simultaneously see the whole word and identify the parts. Hm. - Maitani
Yup, that was what I was wondering. - Stephen Mack
You have compound words in English, too. - Maitani
Not nearly as long! Do long compounds generate a slideshow? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Based only on self-observation, I have the impression we take them in simultaneously. - Maitani
I'd like to learn more about this topic, if there are really differences in perceiving words/text between native speakers of different languages (I think there have to be), how we perceive compound words, if there are implications for teaching children/people to read. - Maitani
Btw, most of our compound words aren't as long as "Donaudampfschifffahrts....." (I suspect that one has intentionally been constructed for the purpose of demonstration). Two elements is absolutely common, three isn't unusual, but four often comes across as artificial or constructed ad hoc. The compounds that make it into the lexicon are the shorter ones. - Maitani
I definitely look at some Korean words as images. I them know on sight, especially verbs with the high honorific endings. I see -습니다 or -습니까 & immediately know I need to change my tone and what's a question or statement. To answer your question, with English, I can look at a whole word and just know. I rarely come across a word I don't know or, at least, can't figure out. With Spanish,... more... - Anika
Anika, I am not sure I understand what you mean by "block" in Korean. - Maitani
Are blocks something like letters, or combinations of letters? - Maitani
I think the 'skipping over' part is related to what we mean by a 'block' - and that this is closely related to reading difficulties some people have. When people 'jumble' words, skip over them, read them in the wrong order and/or don't find the meaning in them, there's evidence to suggest it's perceptual. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Do you mean how in Hangul, the assemblages that look like single logograms are actually composed of multiple letters? - Victor Ganata
I think this phenomenon of chunking was tangentially touched upon by that meme where you could comprehend words just from the initial and final consonants even if the middle was scrambled. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - Victor Ganata
I think this is also part of the reason why certain English words have changed spelling drastically over the years while others have been well conserved. It frequently has nothing to do with actual phonetics and is often just about avoiding visual ambiguity. - Victor Ganata
This phenomenon of chunking is probably why spelling reform faces such difficulties in implementation. - Victor Ganata
Oh, sorry. Yes, each 'block' has 2 - 3 letters. Take 미국 The first 'block' is '미' and the second one is '국'. I immediately recognize '국' to mean soup, mix, or place/people. BTW, on the flip, Koreans like to shorten words mostly with syllabic abbreviation or just to their initial letters, which is terrible for a new learner. Also, the new trend of creating non-standard compound words is... more... - Anika
We learn new words by absorbing the totality of their associations and connections with other words, with particular pragmatic situations, with particular emotions, with particular sensory stimulation, etc. Words are embedded in many patterns across multiple dimensions of experience. And this is why the natural language understanding component of artificial intelligence is so difficult... more... - Sean McBride
Anika, thank you. Fascinating how they combine the words in such creative ways. :-) - Maitani
Bren
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Are you in Madonna's gang now? - SAM
No. :) - Bren from iPhone
on a side-note: I made both bracelets. - Bren
some women are suckers for a man in wrist jewelry *raises hand* - t-ra needs this place
bump. - Bren
Stephen Mack
Hello Europe. How's your day so far?
Cold. Wet. Like an establishing shot for a spy thriller ;) - Pete's Got To Go
And you, Stephen? - Pete's Got To Go
Snowpocalyptic. - Eivind
I'm not in Europe, but my day is about to be done. Nap time soon. - Julian
Good, Stephen. Knitting, watching The Americans, avoiding the snow. :) - Jenny H. from Android
Pete, I was talking with a friend going through a hard time last night, and didn't sleep well. But I got the kids to school on time and have answered some e-mails and had coffee, so the day has improved. - Stephen Mack
Eivind, take some pictures! Stay safe. - Stephen Mack
Julian, I hope you get that nap and that it helps. - Stephen Mack
Jenny, that sounds wonderful. What are you knitting? - Stephen Mack
getting better: drinks incoming. - Angelo
Salut, Angelo. - Stephen Mack
There are some moments where I feel the repeated daily cycles are Sysiphean. Spent all day Wednesday answering e-mails, and there were several hundred more in the morning. Making breakfast for the kids -- wait, didn't they just eat yesterday? They need to eat AGAIN? How did all these clothes get dirty? I just washed them a week ago. My step count reset to zero? But I didn't even make my goal yesterday. - Stephen Mack
Last night, at some dark middle of the night, hearing the soft snores of sleeping young people in other rooms of the house, hearing some urgent sirens rising and falling in the distance in response to some unknown but likely temporary crisis, the endless energy and effort required seemed overwhelming. But this morning is just another day. - Stephen Mack
Stephen, *hugs*. - joey
(Stephen) - Pete's Got To Go
wet n windy in London - Halil
t-ra needs this place
Ok. So tonight is apparently about me ignoring dudes who have ignored me. I'm ok with that.
And a shout out to the 305ers I bumped into who made that moment. MIA forever. We belong nowhere. - t-ra needs this place from Android
I am not drunk texting anyone. No. - t-ra needs this place from Android
If you feel the urge, you have my number. :-) - Corinne L
t-ra needs this place
Ha! All the women in the bathroom owe me a bar for guessing my age not even within 5 years. We turnin this night around!
Melly
Em's not feeling well so of course Nurse Noah has come on duty. https://instagram.com/p...
Em's not feeling well so of course Nurse Noah has come on duty. https://instagram.com/p/0t6AIRGyx9/
t-ra needs this place
lris
Ran into @geekandahalf on the way to food trucks. Conference? MADE. #acrl2015 #lsw
Tell him hello from me, would you? - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
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