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Andrew C (✔)
'Saga' Is Like 'Star Wars,' but Unfilmable and Brilliantly Bonkers - The Atlantic -
'Saga' Is Like 'Star Wars,' but Unfilmable and Brilliantly Bonkers - The Atlantic
"We're a long way removed from 1977. The bonkers chance 20th Century Fox took on Star Wars—which took place in a vast, complicated, original sci-fi universe—would be near-impossible to accomplish these days without using some established property as collateral. Forget Saga's occasionally visceral violence or sexual frankness; it's basically impossible to launch anything this ambitious in a global studio system. Guardians of the Galaxy was applauded this year for its inventiveness, but it was shepherded to screens under the hugely popular Marvel brand and quite rigidly adhered to its storytelling formulas. Twenty-four issues in (and with no sign of slowing down), Saga still manages to zig most times you think it'll zag." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
Saga is great. - Jenny H. from Android
Andrew C (✔)
Wait, Darren Wilson in the driver's seat, was punched by Mike Brown outside the car, by Brown's right hand … on Wilson's left cheek?
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In the pictures it looked like the bruise was on Wilson's right cheek. - John (bird whisperer)
Yeah, thought about it more. I misspoke, but my underlying point about the unlikely geometry of the strike stands. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
I wasn't thinking about the geometry when I saw the photo last night, but I agree it's an inconsistency that deserves some explanation. - John (bird whisperer)
Andrew C (✔)
RT @dellcam: Photo of Darren Wilson's face injury shown to grand jury:
RT @dellcam: Photo of Darren Wilson's face injury shown to grand jury:
But he's alive though. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Yeah, but the point was it's a far, far cry from that "broken bone" claim that was going around back in August. - Andrew C (✔)
I remember hearing about serious lacerations. I haven't seen then. He barely has a shiner. He has a bruise, sure, but what? - Eric - Regulate
Yeah I've seen orbital fractures and they're hella lumpy discolored & distorted. No way anything was broken under there. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Andrew C (✔)
Black Captain America, Female Thor, And Illusions Of Progress -
"I want to believe in this initiative. I want to be excited. I do not want to be the curmudgeon in the corner, needlessly nitpicking everyone else’s good time to pieces. But it feels like a gimmick, and functions like a gimmick, and that’s because it is a gimmick. I give it perhaps two years — two years that only the most hard-core aficionados will end up able to recall, alongside their recollections of the foil covers era and that one time Doc Ock was Spider-Man. No one has put it better than Christopher Priest, celebrated former Marvel editor, and writer of some of the best damn Marvel comics ever put to page: “Putting the black sidekick in the suit, when everyone knows sooner or later you’re going to switch things back to normal, comes off as patently offensive.”" - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"Moreover, initiatives like a female Thor and Sam Wilson as Cap are compromised by their very origins as “bent” characters. They make the news because they occupy, however briefly, roles made famous by straight white dudes. Implicitly, the highest thing they can aspire to be… is a straight white dude. You know what would have excited me so much more than a female Thor, or Sam Wilson as... more... - Andrew C (✔)
"I don’t need Marvel to entirely abandon the practice of furthering legacy names the way they’ve done with, say, Kamala Khan as the new Ms. Marvel. With a proper level of commitment, that can lead to some damn good comics. And I recognize the value of taking icons like Captain America, established as a figurehead of goodness and justice, and making him black (or trans, or female, or... more... - Andrew C (✔)
With the events over the weekend in combination of not knowing what airsoft toys are, I went and googled them. Back in my day, our guns looked nothing like real guns. They were either space-y, western-y or uber plastic-y fake. Airsoft makes specific realistic replicas, even down to different versions of gun inside a gun model type. I'm sorry, but
that's just disturbing. - Johnny
agreed. - Big Joe Silence
"SIDEBAR: Super Soakers were invented by a Black man because Black kids were getting killed by police for holding Intertech water guns..." - , "I repeat, POLICE WERE MURDERING BLACK KIDS HOLDING WATER GUNS THAT LOOKED LIKE REAL GUNS SO OFTEN A DUDE MADE DAYGLO WATER GUNS & GOT RICH" - - Andrew C (✔)
"I'd just like to point out to anyone asking why our water guns looked so realistic, toy guns for boys were made out of METAL in the 60's..." - - Andrew C (✔)
Also, as an 80s kid, I asked my parents for Megatron or Optimus Prime one Xmas and they got me Megatron (I think Optimus was sold out), and Megatron transformed into a pretty realistic-looking pistol at the time. - Andrew C (✔)
I was a kid in Ontario in the 70s and early 80s. I was able to get a bunch of WWII toys that included webbing, a pistol, a rifle, and a plastic grenade. EDIT: and a helment. - Brent Schaus
Andrew, while not diminishing the importance of your reply, Lonnie Johnson (the black man) was a NASA engineer and realised he had a possible toy while testing his environmentally friendly heat pump that used water instead of Freon. The "Black kids were getting killed by police for holding Intertech water guns" seems to be something that is grafted onto that story. - Johnny
Fair. To my recall - though I was a kid back then - the Super Soaker selling point was the unique (?) pressure system, which outperformed most other water gun designs of the time. I did have an Entertech gun as well, though. And the Wikipedia entry for Entertech says: "The end of Entertech's short-lived success was due in part to incidents in which law enforcement officers shot and... more... - Andrew C (✔)
The Entertech Uzi (?) I had was matte black plastic, with a pretty realistic silhouette. Megatron was even more realistic...ish, with shiny and matte parts. - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew, I had a Megatron as well... but given the cost of it at the time, it wasn't something I ever took outside to play cops and robbers with. - Johnny
It wasn't often that I was allowed to play with any type of gun when I was a kid, but I do remember having an "automatic" water Uzi when I was younger. Although it was really cheap plastic, it did definitely look a lot like the real thing. I remember it also made a clicking noise when you pulled the trigger (so it sounded a little like a crappy Uzi, too). Other than that, though, most of the water guns my friends & I played with were clear, neon plastic pistols, so they were very obviously not real guns. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Right. What disturbs me about the airsoft models is the extent and effort that's put into making them exact replicas of the real things. The guns of my youth were really just representations of guns but these seem to cross a line in my head into playing with as-real-as replicas. It's no longer the concept of guns but actual weapons. I admit the gun culture in Oz is different but still, weapons as toys always sits uneasy. The realer the toy weapon, the higher the unease. - Johnny
Andrew C (✔)
The Hidden Language of Long Form Improvisers | VICE | United States -
The Hidden Language of Long Form Improvisers | VICE | United States
Cool. I'll read this after work. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Vice seems to have left out explicitly defining 'game of the scene', so check out as well. - Andrew C (✔)
Also, interesting discussion of this on the improv subreddit: - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew C (✔)
Deep in debt, One Reel seeks deal to keep Bumbershoot alive | Local News | The Seattle Times -
"Saddled by mounting debt, the company that produces Seattle’s venerable Bumbershoot Festival is now seeking a long-term financial solution with the city of Seattle to salvage the festival for next year and beyond. One Reel, the nonprofit production company that annually stages the end-of-summer music and arts festival at Seattle Center, owes the city about $900,000 — an amount that includes more than $700,000 for leasing and staffing the city-owned campus during festivals in 2012 and 2014." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
Andrew C (✔)
The LA Metro charges $1.50 per trip on any bus line, so if you have to take three buses in one trip, it'll cost $4.50 one way. But there's a $5 day trip pass, a $20 seven day pass, and a $75 30 day pass. I wish there was an auto-upgrade system so your smart card could pay per trip until the fourth trip of the day, (cont)
which would automatically push you into having a day pass. Then the same principle over the next seven days and thirty days too. - Andrew C (✔)
But this doesn't quite solve upgrading to the EZ-pass, which is a smart card + sticker to get you a monthly pass for both LA Metro and all (almost all?) the other transit companies in town, even those that don't have the same smart card tech. - Andrew C (✔)
Yeah, they definitely need to standardize all of that. I can't remember how it worked in Chicago, but they really should do it how NYC does it: one card to rule them all. - Victor Ganata
Well, it only took the Bay Area some 20-odd years to all line up behind the Clipper card, right? - Andrew C (✔)
In Vancouver, there's only one public transit company, which is overseen by the province but has some local control somehow. (But even then, they tried to split that into multiple companies per transit mode - train, bus, boat - because I think they were trying to split up the effects of union strikes or union bargaining. Stupid.) - Andrew C (✔)
I'm pretty sure that an Oyster card for the Tube will only take up to the amount of a day ticket. - Marina's Godmother :-)
The Bay Area is tricky because of the relatively decentralized government structure (I think it's like nine different counties?) but L.A. County doesn't really have that excuse. They should at least be able to standardize things run by the L.A. M.T.A. - Victor Ganata
LA DOT just started taking TAP cards. On my commute, on 3 streets, I run across 3 different bus lines. I'm not sure that MTA covers all of them since some are in different municpalities and DPW runs other. I would love one card I could use on all of those bus/shuttle systems. - Anika
For that matter, I'm not sure the Clipper card covers *all* Bay Area transit. (I do know that, if I was going to travel much, it would make sense to drive down to buy a Senior Clipper card--you can only buy them in person. You save a bundle, esp. on BART.) - Walt Crawford
Victor: Clipper doesn't cover all nine Bay Area counties--AFAICT, the North Bay's not included, and I'm not sure about Contra Costa (except for BART). It's basically four counties: SF, Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara. Which is confusing enough--that's probably more than three dozen governmental entities. - Walt Crawford
Anika: what about EZ Pass, then? - Andrew C (✔)
I don't know. I only heard of EZ Pass on Monday or Tuesday, so I haven't looked into it yet. - Anika
BTW, bump because I just learned that Alameda County transit, at least, auto-upgrades your Clipper card to a day pass instead of charging for a fourth one-way ticket in one day. - Andrew C (✔)
Sarah G.
Just realized that my automatic assumption is that Grand Jury won't indict. Based on nothing but history.
And the prosecutor's record? - Andrew C (✔)
I honestly haven't followed the case/news that closely. What's with the prosecution? - Sarah G. from iPhone
Andrew C (✔)
RT @markg_medina: Byron Scott plans to rest Kobe Bryant more in practice instead of lowering minutes
Ahahahahahahahahahaha - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew C (✔)
Report: More Elderly People Now Dying Surrounded By Coworkers | The Onion - America's Finest News Source -
“For many, it’s a comfort to be surrounded by those with whom they’ve spent so much of their golden years.” - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
my predecessor at my publishing job back in 2000 died of a massive coronary at his desk. - Big Joe Silence
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
Have you never wanted to sound like James Earle Jones talking to a bicycle pump? - David Lounsbury from iPhone
Even James Earle Jones would have had trouble with lines like "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" though. - Steele Lawman
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
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