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Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @saladinahmed: Vader was also far more human - and more persuasive - in the first draft of EMPIRE. I mean, this is deep:
RT @saladinahmed: Vader was also far more human - and more persuasive - in the first draft of EMPIRE. I mean, this is deep:
"Have you never wanted to be more fridge than man?" - Andrew C (✔) from Android
"Have you ever just wanted to wear a badass spacesuit?" - Mo Kargas
Andrew C (✔)
The Bill Cosby Issue: Processing the Fall of an Icon « -
"And these realizations only intensify when you acknowledge how he’s responded to the allegations. There was the complete silence from Cosby when asked about it by NPR’s Scott Simon last weekend. And then, in November 6 Associated Press footage released on Wednesday, Cosby has the audacity to respond to questions about the allegations with, “No, no — we don’t answer that.”" - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"As the official interview ended, but with the cameras still rolling, Cosby spoke to the interviewer. " Now can I get something from you — that none of that will be shown." " - Andrew C (✔)
"And then when that issue is debated among Cosby, the journalist, and someone off camera, when the interviewer refuses to provide a definite “we will not show that footage,” Cosby begins to question the interviewer’s integrity. It’s not just patronizing — it’s meant to be intimidating. It’s something you don’t want to be on the other side of. The confident calm he displays in this... more... - Andrew C (✔)
"As the standoff continues, you can feel other speakers who have joined the conversation attempting to fulfill Cosby’s wishes. When Cosby says to a second person off camera, referring to the interviewer’s superior, “You need to get on the phone with his person — immediately,” you can already feel Cosby gaining full control of the situation. You can see how he’d executed damage control... more... - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew C (✔)
"I became quite known in the Old City, but when I moved to America, I had to start over. When I first arrived, I decided to try to sell my jewelry to a fancy jewelry shop on 47th Street. My friend told me: ‘You are crazy. Why would they buy from you? You are nobody.’ But I told him to watch me. I went into one of the big stores— one of those stores with 5 or 6 million dollars worth of jewelry in the window— and I told them: ‘I have some designs I want to show you.’ And the owners laughed at me. I told them: ‘You wouldn’t be laughing if you knew who I was.’ And they stopped laughing at me. Then they asked to see my work. They ended up buying all five of my moldings, and they told me to come back whenever I had something new.”" - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
Andrew C (✔)
today I'm grateful Big Retail hasn't tried to make "Thanks-gifting" a thing.
Andrew's Basilisk...we're all doomed now. - Big Joe Silence
SEE?!? *moans of despair* - Big Joe Silence
today I'm grateful that Thanks-gifting hasn't completely taken over yet. =( - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew C (✔)
I graduated HS in 1994, so props to me for renting a tuxedo with a cummerbund instead of a vest for prom.
ruffled shirt? - Big Joe Silence
Heck no. - Andrew C (✔)
*cackle* good. - Big Joe Silence
Andrew C (✔)
Longform Improv Goes the Distance | AMERICAN THEATRE -
Longform Improv Goes the Distance | AMERICAN THEATRE
"But as improv enhances more Hollywood movies, as it slips its way into university curricula and onto actors’ résumés, as more showbiz names emerge from comedy theatres—and as a small handful of noteworthy performers like TJ & Dave imagine bolder improvisations in reaction to previous ensembles’ excursions—improv, especially in its long form, is making the strongest case yet for legitimacy." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
Andrew C (✔)
RT @dailykos: BREAKING VIDEO: Police Lied. Mike Brown was killed 148 feet away from Wilson's SUV #Ferguson
RT @dailykos: BREAKING VIDEO: Police Lied. Mike Brown was killed 148 feet away from Wilson's SUV #Ferguson
"How far Mike Brown actually fled, how far Darren Wilson chased him, and where each of them were in relation to each other and to the SUV, are facts of paramount importance. If Mike Brown fled over 148 feet away from Darren Wilson, it clearly suggests that Brown—unarmed, shot, missing a shoe, in lounge clothes—feared for his life and not the other way around. Furthermore, police, in many cases, use the distance in which a suspect flees and the distance between them in an encounter as evidence to prove they were reasonably afraid for their safety—which is required by law." - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew C (✔)
RT @garywhitta: When I was flying last week a TSA agent saw my t-shirt and asked if I was excited about the new Star Wars films. I said yes.
(context: he's the screenwriter for the next movie.) - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew C (✔)
Ferguson cop supporters crowdfund billboard that reads '#PantsUpDontLoot' | -
fuck these people. - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
Andrew C (✔)
Halal Cart - Financial District - San Francisco, CA | Yelp -
Halal Cart - Financial District - San Francisco, CA | Yelp
There's a cart here in downtown SF that's pretty clearly riding the coattails of the famous NYC halal carts. - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
Stephen Mack
I'm not a natural-born citizen, but if I were to run for President, my platform would hinge on not just the usual liberal stuff I always go on and on about like voting rights, freedom of choice, minimum wage, drug legalization, etc., but these two items I would push in particular:
1. No more time changes, ffs. - Stephen Mack
2. Before Halloween, ONLY Halloween decorations. Before Thanksgiving, ONLY Thanksgiving decorations. Christmas decorations, carols, and sales before December 1 will be considered treason. - Stephen Mack
In conclusion, please vote for me in 2016. - Stephen Mack
Mr Mack! Mr Mack! If I could follow up on #2, what is your position on seasonal latte beverages? - Andrew C (✔)
It's a weak platform but it does benefit from being achievable so that's something. - Mark H
Andrew, thank you. This is difficult to say. You may have seen press reports about some of my earlier papers, written when I was in college (and highly impressionable), endorsing pumpkin spice lattes, eggnog lattes, peppermint lattes, and other similar fare. Let me be clear: I WISH TO REFUDIATE ANY POSITIVE WORDS I HAVE EVER WRITTEN IN THE PAST ABOUT SUCH ITEMS IN THE MOST STRIDENT... more... - Stephen Mack
Mark, my staff and I thank you for the glowing endorsement. I will now kiss your wife and/or baby and firmly shake your hand while gazing around the room. - Stephen Mack
FLIP-FLOPPER - Andrew C (✔)
I can agree with most, but I would propose a change in #2. Christmas decorations are only allowed the earliest of thanskgiving weekend. Its the long weekend to spend to put everything up. And they must be taken down by the 15th of Jan (This is leniency due to vacations, trips, and recovery from the holiday hangovers.) I would also like to offer that valentines and easter decorations/gifts/mentions are not allowed until a month before the actual holiday. #DownwithHolidayCreep! - Me
We have no babies (by choice) and my wife finds public displays of affection from strangers abhorrent. You'd still have our vote if you campaigned in a mankini, though, because we welcome challenging politicians. - Mark H
*puts on ball gown and beret* - Johnny from iPhone
*digs for blackmail material on Mr. Mack, hopes to make a fortune* - Brian Johns
CW, I would hereby like to offer you the position of Running Mate. Mark, you are hereby hired as my wardrobe consultant. Johnny, you are elected Chief of Chief of Staff. Sparky, you're going to be BUSY, there's an awful lot of dirt out there. Fortunately, I believe that thanks to my two positions enumerated above, I will be elected in a landslide despite my youthful "indiscretions." - Stephen Mack
You want us to elect you on your number 1 and number 2. Sounds like a typical politician to me. #shitofthebulls - Kristin
Stephen, I'd like to be your press secretary. This is a campaign I can get behind. - Corinne L
Welcome aboard, Corinne! Kristin, my #2 doesn't stink. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Where were you born? - Meg VMeg
Don't answer that, if it's, like, related to a security question or something. - Meg VMeg
My money is on Kenya. - Kristin
Ha! (England.) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
One of us!!!! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
That's all the time we have today for questions. - Corinne L
*is escorted off-stage while holding up Nixon v-fingers and making Howard Dean yelps* - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Stephen, you are the bright spot in my evening. Want to come take over Sacramento city government with me? - Corinne L
Sounds fun! Are there a lot of kickbacks in it for us? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Of course! How about arena naming rights? Or perhaps free parking in perpetuity? - Corinne L
When are you going to post your birth certificate? And your income tax? But mainly your birth certificate? - Stephan
Please hold all questions until our next press conference tomorrow at noon Pacific Standard Time. Thank you. - Corinne L
You won't be running unopposed. I'll be running against you on a platform that includes year round egg nog, requires some actual pumpkin flavor in all things "pumpkin spice" (not just the spices), and allows nothing Christmas related until Santa enters Macy's at the end of the Thanksgiving Day parade, the way it should be. Halloween things will be allowed year round, for the benefit of... more... - April Russo
I want to pick this thread up and hug it. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Please refrain from touching the candidate, sir. Thank you. - Corinne L
PEOPLE OF FRIENDFEED: I'd like to announce my third key platform item: Any big-box retailer that opens on Thanksgiving will be levied a special tax on sales on Thanksgiving Day -- at the rate of 100%. - Stephen Mack
Can I be the one Fox News interviews after I accuse you of an impropriety and then rescind my statement? #iwantmy15minutes - Janet from FFHound!
Andrew C (✔)
RT @tpm: No, your ancestors didn't come here legally:
RT @tpm: No, your ancestors didn't come here legally:
"Prior to 1875’s Page Act and 1882’s Chinese Exclusion Act, there were no national immigration laws. None. There were laws related to naturalization and citizenship, to how vessels reported their passengers, to banning the slave trade. Once New York’s Castle Garden Immigration Station opened in 1855, arrivals there reported names and origins before entering the U.S. But for all pre-1875 immigrants, no laws applied to their arrival. They weren’t legal or illegal; they were just immigrants. Moreover, those two laws and their extensions affected only very specific immigrant communities: suspected prostitutes and criminals (the Page Act); Chinese arrivals (the Exclusion Act); immigrants from a few other Asian nations (the extensions). " - Andrew C (✔)
"This might seem like a semantic distinction, but it’s much more; the phrase “My ancestors came here legally” implies that they “chose to follow the law,” yet none of these unaffected immigrants had to make any such choice, nor had any laws to follow." - Andrew C (✔)
"The 1892 opening of Ellis Island didn’t change these fundamental realities. Ellis arrivals had to wait in line and answer a list of questions, and could be quarantined if they had a communicable disease or were visibly insane. But if they weren’t in those aforementioned few illegal categories, they still weren’t affected by any law, made no choice of how to immigrate. Moreover, many arrivals during this period came not through Ellis but across the borders, which were unpatrolled and open." - Andrew C (✔)
"Only with the 1920s Quota Acts did Congress establish national immigration laws encompassing most arrivals. But those acts were overtly discriminatory, extending the Exclusion Act’s principles by categorizing arrivals by nationality and drastically limiting certain groups; South Carolina Senator Ellison Smith put it bluntly: “It seems to me the point as to this measure is that the time... more... - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew C (✔)
RT @desusnice: Gotta hear both sides & all flows RT @Lana: @desusnice help
RT @desusnice: Gotta hear both sides & all flows RT @Lana: @desusnice help
Did that say "rap" allegations?? - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
"alligations" - John (bird whisperer)
Andrew C (✔)
When chatting with new matches on Tinder, try occasionally ending your sentences with "Checkmate!". Let me know how it goes.
ATARI - Stephen Mack
So hipster, Stephen. - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew C (✔)
I'm so old my university tuition was affordable. (Also, I'm so Canadian, I guess.) #fb
Yo momma so Canadian that... - Meg VMeg
I'm so old (and Californian) that my university didn't charge tuition, just a nominal fee (<$100). - Walt Crawford
Same here. My first semester cost for 18 hours of credits, a dorm room and a 10 meal a week meal plan (most students went home for the weekend) was a whopping $700.00. - Friar Will
OK, y'all are older than me. - Andrew C (✔)
My first semester, 16 credit hours, no meals (I lived at home): $900. I came across the bill several years ago. - bentley
Andrew C (✔)
Everytown on Twitter: "No parent should ever have to receive a text like this. #FSUShooting" -
Everytown on Twitter: "No parent should ever have to receive a text like this. #FSUShooting"
In comments, "No person should be forced to be defenseless @Everytown" and "Unfortunately with gun free zones this will continue to happen" -- Yeah, because sleep-deprived, stressed college students are never gonna be "bad guys with guns". - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
So I just realized that the animal decal on Karina's wall that I've been telling her is a hippo is actually a rhino. #parentfail
That's three years of therapy right there for Karina. - Steve C Team Marina
And then when her teacher calls to tell you of her inexplicable inability to recognize a hippo..... - WarLord
This is like the adoptive dad who assumed his ethnic Korean kid was Chinese all over again! - Andrew C (✔)
That's ok, There was this big glass cookie jar than nobody in the family could identify what animal it was supposed to be, for almost four decades. There was disagreement over whether it was an elephant (based on its feet and tail) or a pig (based on it's face) or some sort of freakishly weird combo animal (which was the most acceptable answer). It wasn't until it was finally passed down to me that I got a chance to see it again, and figured out it was a hippo. - April Russo
Can we see a pic of this rhino so we know how much to mock you? - SAM
^ That. - Kristin
It's a rhino who lost his horn in an unfortunate poaching incident but lived to tell the tale. - Melly - #TeamMarina
April, that sounds a bit like the wildebeest (gnu) that legend says was made from leftover parts: the head of a warthog, the stripes of a zebra, the horns and neck of a buffalo, the body of a cow, and the mane and tail of a lion. - Anne Bouey
Actually, it just looks like a pig with elephant feet. - April Russo
It's clearly got a horn, but I'm usually looking at it in semi-darkness before we've turned on the lights in her room. I didn't notice the horn until recently, and she knows hippos from "But Not the Hippopotamus" so I just kind of starting pointing it out to her as a hippo without really looking at it. - Jandy
Andrew C (✔)
RT @billmon1: 1. I know threats of RW violence -- "2nd Amendment solutions" -- have become so common now they're treated as background noise. Or spoofed. -
I only retweeted some of the most important points, so start at the link to #1 ( for the whole thing. - Andrew C (✔)
From 18 to 24. I've literally grown up with friendfeed.
My son turned 9 last week and I was just thinking how when I first started using this service, it was just before his 3rd birthday. - Anika
I grew up with Usenet, so... =P - Andrew C (✔)
Time... It just flies by! - Abhishek from Android
Andrew C (✔)
After some indecisiveness - is there a word for that? - I bought a waffle maker.
You waffled on your waffle maker? - Anika
Yes, that's the joke. =) - Andrew C (✔)
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @lifehacker: This is what looking down at your phone does to your neck and spine:
RT @lifehacker: This is what looking down at your phone does to your neck and spine: habit of laying on my back while looking at my mobile device is really brilliant. *buffs nails* I knew it. - Anika
ugh. I definitely feel this when I'm iPadin it in bed. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Andrew, I just looked that up a week ago, because I considered making one for my bed. - Anika
Andrew C (✔)
RT @mallelis: "Why can’t he just…retire, or go away, or…why does the new Sexiest Man Alive have to kill the old one at all?"
RT @mallelis: "Why can’t he just…retire, or go away, or…why does the new Sexiest Man Alive have to kill the old one at all?"
" “But you have the dreams,” she said. It wasn’t a question. “Not everyone who has the dreams is chosen,” he said. “Everyone who is chosen has had the dream,” she said. “I’m just looking out for you.” “And I appreciate your concern,” he said, laughing. It was impossible for him to worry about something that might or might not happen when the sun was shining and she was in his arms and Adam Levine still lived. “But nothing bad’s going to happen to me.” " - Andrew C (✔) from Android
(last year) "“And on the last day of the Sexiest Man Alive’s reign, he shall baptize the new Man in his blood, and with his blood shall the new Man be consecrated,” Mary J. Blige read from a book of human skin. Everyone was looking at him. Why was everyone looking at him?" - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew C (✔)
RT @jaycaspiankang: I was really out of line. Thank you for your lectures on how I should listen to Serial and what I should write about.
He was on fire all afternoon. I'll storify it later if no one else does. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Also, I vaguely remembered Lindsay Beyerstein as a thoughtful blogger from 8-10 years ago, but her defense of Serial/attacks on Kang have been remarkably nuts for insisting that Kang support his points "textually" while simultaneously /inferring/ a ton of shit about what Kang wrote... when she's not just plain getting it wrong. - Andrew C (✔)
Victor Ganata
That moment when you finally awaken to the realization that dwelling on something that already happened and can't be undone or redone is totally stupid and unproductive and unnecessarily crazy making.
this realisation doesn't always change behaviour. "I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can't stop eating peanuts." - Orson Welles - Big Joe Silence
That moment when you realize you've had many such moments. - Todd Hoff
Plus, dwelling on it may mean you'll be better prepared if the situation reoccurs. /not-helpful - Andrew C (✔)
Victor Ganata
What's In His Kiss? 80 Million Bacteria - NPR
Put a glass or paper between lips ! or use lip condoms - Verde
I'll take my chances. ;) - Jenny H. from Android
Andrew C (✔)
RT @desusnice: You gotta start googling "dog recipes" at this point
RT @desusnice: You gotta start googling "dog recipes" at this point
Where is this? - bentley
No idea. He often captions pictures he didn't take. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
I gather this sort of thing is happening around Buffalo, NY. - Spidra Webster
This might be the original, but I can't confirm that since it's already secondhand: If that is the originating post, it's from the area around Buffalo. - John (bird whisperer)
Andrew C (✔)
"Scopely, a mobile-game publishing company, rewards a new hire—or anyone who can deliver one—with eleven thousand dollars wrapped in bacon, an oil portrait of himself, and a harpoon gun." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
Aw, I applied there (really) but never heard anything. =P And I never heard about the signing/recruitment bonuses either. - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew C (✔)
Ello is gonna sell T-shirts now! I've long regretted losing my Crystal Pepsi shirt, so ... yeah, maybe.
Hahaha! - Spidra Webster
I really did have a Crystal Pepsi shirt and it was my greatest ironic T-shirt. - Andrew C (✔)
That black t with just the white smile? I don't think many women would buy that one. - Joe
Andrew C (✔)
RT @williamfleitch: You really can't talk enough about how insane (and how entertaining) this Kobe Bryant-Lakers situation is.
RT @williamfleitch: You really can't talk enough about how insane (and how entertaining) this Kobe Bryant-Lakers situation is.
According to Sporting Charts, Kobe Bryant's current plus-minus is -130. Of the 407 players they track in the NBA, that is … 407th. That's dead last. Luc Richard Mbah a Moute is better than that. The Lakers, coming into tonight's game against Atlanta, have been outscored by a total of 105 points this year. You can probably see where this is going. When Kobe Bryant has been on the floor,... more... - Steve C Team Marina
"Isn't that amazing? Isn't that the most shocking thing? I mean, think about it: Kobe Bryant -- a Hall of Famer, one of the top 20 players of all-time, a man with five championships -- thinks the only way his team won't be embarrassed is if he completely takes over … and according to the efficiency numbers, he probably shouldn't be starting." - Rodfather
The weird thing is, I played the Lakers & Warriors game on NBA 2K15 and the results were almost the same. I blew them out by 20 and Kobe took way too many shots. - Rodfather
I'm actually surprised he's got the worst plus-minus on the team (much less the league...) - Andrew C (✔)
That was a fun article. - Brian Johns
You'd think at least one of the Sixers would be worse. - John (bird whisperer)
The guy had a massive injury and hasn't really played for two years and he's getting old. I'm not actually that surprised. - Victor Ganata
It's not that surprising that he's bad, but it is surprising that his mentality is still that he's the savior amongst basketball hobos and riffraff. - Andrew C (✔)
I dunno, it's a lot like MJ in his twilight years on the Wizards. Or Magic after his second retirement. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Andrew C (✔)
RT @jaycaspiankang: Also -- and I promise this will be the last of it -- I wrote a response to a response about my thoughts on Serial...
"Let me make this very clear: Serial was enthusiastically suggested by many of my close friends. As someone who has reported on crime in the past, and someone who is interested in different journalistic forms, I was excited to give it a try. The idea that I would want to find bias in Serial; that I would somehow willfully misinterpret another journalist’s work for reasons that Green doesn’t name, shows a galling lack of good faith on Green’s part. In Green’s classroom, Wong and I are not allowed to interpret Serial through our own experiences without first acknowledging the unexplained consensus of “reasonable Serial readers.” And yet, in the same space, Green enables herself to question the authenticity of my critique. Where is the evidence that my claims are part of some deceitful manipulation? Where is the context that proves that this is all race hustling for Twitter points?" - Andrew C (✔)
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