Cyclonus (from the Transformers movie) was "emotionless" and Galvatron's lieutenant… Kind of an evil Spock to Galvatron's evil Kirk.
Did he have a black goatee? - Technodad from iPhone
Tangential: I didn't realize this before, but Leonard Nimoy voiced Galvatron in Transformers: The Movie. Trippy - Victor Ganata
Chocolate snobbery in action. I just saw a candy bar advertising "53% cacao" and thought "pfft, trash".
I'm at the opposite end of things -- too high cacao content, way more likely I'll get heartburn. Double if it isn't alkaline processed. - Jennifer Dittrich
Cacao! I'm consciously avoiding Hershey products as much as possible as my own form of protest over their business tactics. I'm sure they are suffering from my neglect. ;-P - Corinne L
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.
Gold bugs are so dumb they can read an article with "(Amounts have been adjusted for inflation.)" and reply "This has no credibility. […] 1) The dollar has lost 95% of its purchasing power since 1913, this article may be referring to a pre-1913 dollar."
I like imagining little gold beetles arguing about the value of currency. - joey
Yes, well, it's a cute image until you get close enough to actually hear them talk, most of which is self-satisfied chortling and links to extremely dubious Youtube videos. - Andrew C (✔)
Luna-ticks. - joey
Reminder: most economics videos on Youtube - esp those telling you to buy gold - are for idiots and often made by idiots too.
Coach went off the air in 1997. NBC wants to bring it back: 30 Rock was right.
Wait a minute. His 18 year old son is now the head coach at any Ivy League school? I realize that there are many more important issues that I should be concerned about, but that one caught my eye. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
There is now a Minnesota State Univ, so they may have to change the name of the pretend school. I don't think there was an MSU at the time of the original coach. - Joe
I thought the pretend school was Montana State - Christina Pikas
MN I remember since I was thinking they could also do a Wisconsin State Univ, since that didn't and still doesn't exist. - Joe
Well, it sounds like he won't be involved with Minnesota State University in this new incarnation, anyway; he'll be working at his son's school. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
This cow (calf?) seems so happy to use the auto cow brush. I want one. For me.
This cow (calf?) seems so happy to use the auto cow brush. I want one. For me.
Occupied East Village Building Collapses -- NYMag -
"250 firefighters are on the scene, and initial reports suggest the collapse was owing to a gas explosion. The situation has escalated to a seven-alarm fire with flames spreading to up to three other buildings." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
I had no idea there was such a thing as a "seven-alarm fire". Scary. - Andrew C (✔)
The pictures on Twitter looks scary. I hope no one is hurt. (Well, never mind. My Twitter TL updated as soon as posted and I see that there are several injured.) - Anika
So scary! I'm so disappointed in the people in the video that are too busy taking photos and video to actually HELP. sheesh! - Shannon - GlassMistress
But what could bystanders do that would actually be helpful, besides staying out of the way? - Andrew C (✔)
I have no sympathy for spiders. They knew what they were getting into when they decided to be spiders.
Hahahhahahahaahabhaaaaabansndhegdvxnskdkwkdbcj!! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Racist? But some of my best jokes are about white people.
This really can go with the #WhiteGenocide silliness from the past few days. - Anika
One downside to having a buzz cut is that my hair can't fully express how pleased I am with myself.
That's what hats are for! - Jennifer Dittrich
Guess so! - Andrew C (✔)
Was your hair sentient? - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Why is Bill 'Robocop' Melendez still a police officer? -
Why is Bill 'Robocop' Melendez still a police officer?
"Once the world learned the identity of the officer who nearly killed Floyd, framed him for cocaine possession, and told lie after lie on the police report, it all made perfect sense. Bill Melendez is notorious in Detroit. In 2003, after a year-long joint investigation between the FBI and Detroit Police Department, Bill Melendez was indicted for corruption, falsifying police reports, and planting drugs/guns on suspects who had been illegally arrested. In the indictment, Melendez, nicknamed "Robocop" for his bodybuilding and excessive use of force, wasn't listed as a bit player, but as the ringleader and driving force behind the corruption. Putting their own lives at risk, scores of witnesses, including several African-American police officers testified against Melendez, but the case crumbled with jury nullification." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"Twelve years ago, long before he nearly killed Floyd Dent, Officer Melendez had already cost the city millions of dollars in settlements and wracked up more brutality complaints than any other officer in all of Detroit. In 1996, Melendez shot and killed Lou Adkins, an unarmed man, who witnesses said was on the ground and posed no harm when Melendez shot him, execution style, 11 times.... more... - Andrew C (✔)
They strap fireworks to a b-boy's legs. It's pretty awesome. - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
How many IQ points would you trade to never have an existential crisis again?
Sony Takes Over ‘Robotech,’ Plans Film Franchise (EXCLUSIVE) | Variety -
Sony Takes Over ‘Robotech,’ Plans Film Franchise (EXCLUSIVE) | Variety
"Sony Pictures has secured rights to the popular anime series “Robotech” and views the project as a potential film franchise. The studio hopes to move quickly into production on the live-action feature, with Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton (“300,” “The Immortals”) producing and Michael Gordon (“300,” “GI Joe”) writing the script. The series centered on humanity’s use of robot technology to fend off alien invaders and has an “Independence Day” meets “Star Wars” vibe. It is seen as having the global appeal necessary to become a blockbuster property." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
I will always find Robotech just bizarre. "Here, lets staple together a couple of different series and make up some reason they're related. Totally better than just releasing them separately." - Jennifer Dittrich
The episode counts of the individual shows were a bit too short for syndication needs. Doesn't exactly explain why they didn't just call it the Mecha Anthology show and run whatever shows they could license. Maybe this way Harmony Gold has some valuable IP. - Andrew C (✔)
It really ends up changing the story, though - which, if rumors are correct, was more or less the point. The parent company didn't care what they did in the US at the time, as long as licensing was paid, and they got to basically make their own robot show (and, as you say, later on it is its own IP in a lot of ways.) - Jennifer Dittrich
Yes! I love Robotech. Have read all the books, seen all the anime. Probably still have the RPG game book in a box collecting dust somewhere. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Interested to see what can do with this live action. If they get some Transformers quality CGI for the mechs it could be cool. OMG SDF-1 fully rendered in modern CG. That will be awesome if this ever sees the light of day. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
As long as they don't make the mechs look like what they did w/Transformers I'll be ok. - rønin
Someone on The Verge posed a good question. Who should be cast as Minmei? Lisa? Rick? - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Wonder how they'll play off the Minmay-Kyle relationship. Or, for that matter, if they're even gonna go near Yellow Dancer. - Steven Perez
The strange tale of a Cities: Skylines town with only one house - PC Gamer -
The strange tale of a Cities: Skylines town with only one house - PC Gamer
The strange tale of a Cities: Skylines town with only one house - PC Gamer
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"In Cities: Skylines (read our review here), you can follow around the various NPCs who move into your city. However, when there's tens of thousands of citizens, and you're swamped with the tasks related to building and managing a metropolis, it can be hard to keep tabs on a single person's life for very long, and difficult to find them again later. I thought I'd fix this problem by creating a city in which only a single home could be built. Then I'd see who moved in and keep track of their lives. Here's what happened." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
Children's Stories Made Horrific: The Frog Prince -
Children's Stories Made Horrific: The Frog Prince
Children's Stories Made Horrific: The Frog Prince
This one was fantastic and traumatic. - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
BATHROOM DESIGNER #2: We need a full length mirror. BATHROOM DESIGNER #1: Where? BATHROOM DESIGNER #2: Hanging on the inside of the bathroom door, directly facing the toilet, such that whoever uses is it forced to make eye contact with herself as she uses the facilities. BATHROOM DESIGNER #1: Why would she…what purpose would that serve? BATHROOM... -
Surely there's an official-ish Tolkien Elvish to English dictionary that could be adapted into a movie trilogy?
Trilogy? Hold, friend. I envision a 26-part epic. - Stephen Mack — it's 207 pages. I guess that could be stretched to four movies :D - Victor Ganata
Big Data should find us the pop songs with unusual rhymes. I'm so sick of "start"/"heart".
I have never heard the word "shart" used in a pop song before…. - Victor Ganata
How do we start / I follow my heart / Then comes the kick in the well / Because / This / Is / SPART / AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA - Stephen Mack
Socs hate the Greasers, Find Out Why #ClickBaitLiterature
Scenes From The Bell Jar And Other Sylvia Plath Works, As Remembered By Someone Who Never Finished Reading Sylvia Plath -
Scenes From The Bell Jar And Other Sylvia Plath Works, As Remembered By Someone Who Never Finished Reading Sylvia Plath
"“Thanks for the bell, Sylvia,” Esther said. “It’s just lovely. And it goes so well with the jar that Beth just got me.” “Oh, it was nothing,” Sylvia said. “It’s been a lovely evening.” It really had been a lovely evening. – The Bell Jar, I assume" - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
E-cigarettes, ebooks, email … we're lucky Edison didn't call the lightbulb an "e-candle".
In modern times, the most unbelievable concept in universe of Herbert's Dune is people giving up their smartphones bc of Butlerian Jihad.
Well, isn't that how they ended up enslaved for so long? - joey
I unno, I'm probably never gonna read the other-authored prequels. - Andrew C (✔)
Haha, I was just being a smart ass...but admit I have read all of them because I have no shame or boundaries when it comes to Dune. - joey
*cue well-oiled Sting in rubber shorts* - Big Joe Silenced
There sure are a lot of Wikipedia pages about Dune.
THE SPICE (PAGES) MUST FLOW. - Jennifer Dittrich
Every Argument About Buffy On The Internet -
Every Argument About Buffy On The Internet
There's not one single mention of Giles. Fail. - bentley
(Just because I spent the summer before library school building an Anthony Head website doesn't mean I'm biased. Or does it?) - bentley
The comments get into it a bit. - Andrew C (✔)
I don't remember Spuffy. What's a Spuffy ? - Todd Hoff
Spuffy = Spike + Buffy. I hadda look it up too. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
"Angel Losing His Soul After He Has Sex With Buffy is Slut-Shaming" hahaha! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Oh, thanks. - Todd Hoff
The comments also bring up Riley: "Actually, Riley Wasn't That Bad... *Riley is the human incarnation of the color beige *Remember that episode where he and Buffy got trapped in that sex room? *Probably not because it was a terrible episode, except when Giles sang *Riley is the worst " - Andrew C (✔)
I have an eyelash somehow bent the wrong way, such that it's constantly in my field of vision. So if you needed ideas for mild curses…
I would like to become the Subway Jared of dumplings.
Shades of grey I can name: slate, gunmetal, concrete, ash, "nearly black", "almost white", silvery, "dark", "light" … "grey". D'oh.
Damn it, now I had to look it up. - Victor Ganata
TIL so far: gainsboro, Spanish gray (gris) - Victor Ganata
Heh. Confederate gray. - Victor Ganata
Cinereous sounds pretty cool. - Victor Ganata
Charcoal, heather, gravel, dust, mist, steel, elephant - Jennifer Dittrich
"kinda blue in the right light" - Steve C, Team Marina
battleship, English sky - Pete's Got To Go
I will accept "charcoal" and "steel" and I guess "elephant" as ones I knew at one point but forgot while writing the original tweet. The rest seem sketchy to me. - Andrew C (✔)
Earl - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Jennifer. - Anika
navy has: haze gray, deck gray, machinery gray (maybe others?) - Christina Pikas
I think Brent wins. :D - Anne Bouey
"About A Dozen Shades of Grey That I Can Name" -- a list-form novel of bondage and quick buck making by Andrew C. - Stephen Mack
list form novels: the "long form" of listicles. - Andrew C (✔)
Windows taskbar gray, old faded black jeans gray, senior hair gray, my black marker is running out of ink gray, overcooked steak gray - April Russo (FForever!)
Heather gray. - Joe
Davis. Spalding. Anatomy. - Corinne L
Jean - Jessie
Joel Grey, Macy Gray - Greg GuitarBuster
Luis Gray - That's So CAJ!
Kiss from a rose on the Gray - Micah from FFHound!
Also vaguely related: shades of white. - Andrew C (✔)
Wish I'd thought of this: - Andrew C (✔)
AmazingSuperPowers: Webcomic at the Speed of Light - On A Ledge -
"Recently I was able to try bungee jumping. It’s terrifying! Back when I was a teen I went skydiving, and while it’s QUITE A RUSH, bungee jumping was infinitely scarier. […] But regardless of everything that could go WRONG [with skydiving], at the end of the day you’re just along for the ride. You can pretty much go limp and close your eyes and you’ll still have skydived, and they’ll print out a little certificate using a Microsoft Word default template saying “Hey, you did it, good job. Way to be strapped to someone who actually did the thing.”" - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"But with bungee jumping it’s your choice to jump. All the survival instincts are going nuts in your brain to NOT DO IT but you paid like 50 bucks and everyone is watching and OH GOD OH GOD. Basically it’s the privilege to give in to that little suicidal spark in all of us without all the hassle that comes with dying. " - Andrew C (✔)
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