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Victor Ganata
Isaac Asimov Mulls “How Do People Get New Ideas?” - MIT Technology Review http://www.technologyreview.com/view...
"The world in general disapproves of creativity, and to be creative in public is particularly bad. Even to speculate in public is rather worrisome." - Victor Ganata
I feel like a lot of these apply to improv, though improv (in the style I learned it) generally doesn't need an external facilitator/director in performance. I guess there are coaches during practice sessions. - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew C (✔)
"I put the question to Konchalski, the Canadian national team coach, and we run through the usual comparisons, mostly slow-footed white guys with killer J’s, like Bird and Nowitzki. Konchalski makes a bold claim: “Those guys could do more than Oscar. They had more all-around games. But I don’t believe neither Bird or Dirk could shoot with Oscar. They couldn’t shoot with Oscar.”" - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
Andrew C (✔)
Excessive Forces: The Mad Genius Stuntmen Behind Keanu Reeves’s Dead-Dog Revenge Thriller ‘John Wick’ « - http://grantland.com/hollywo...
Excessive Forces: The Mad Genius Stuntmen Behind Keanu Reeves’s Dead-Dog Revenge Thriller ‘John Wick’ «
"Hiring veteran stuntmen Chad Stahelski and David Leitch to direct a Keanu Reeves–led gun-fu movie is like using a fire hose to wash your car. Home Depot insists the garden variety will suffice, but where’s the fun in standard pressure? Excessive force can be sublime. There are directors who would competently complete an action vehicle like John Wick, and then there are Stahelski and Leitch, who spend their days off set sparring with jujitsu." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
Andrew C (✔)
The Peaceful Madness of Eric André « - http://grantland.com/feature...
The Peaceful Madness of Eric André «
"Fighting Santa Claus, embarrassing reality stars, and Transcendental Meditation — all in a day's work for the star of Adult Swim’s most insane, most exhilarating show." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
Andrew C (✔)
RT @megreenwell: "BP Didn't Ruin the Gulf," a Politico Magazine story written by BP's COMMUNICATIONS CHIEF. http://www.politico.com/magazin... (via @elongreen)
RT @megreenwell: "BP Didn't Ruin the Gulf," a Politico Magazine story written by BP's COMMUNICATIONS CHIEF. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/10/gulf-coast-recovery-expectations-112088.html#.VEe_ZYvF9sA (via @elongreen)
WTF. THEY TURNED THE GULF ORANGE. http://www.theguardian.com/environ... - Steven Perez
And in the piece - I admit I only skimmed it - part of why "it's not that bad" is what he admits is a truly tremendous volunteer effort to save and clean up the Gulf, in addition to BP's own huge penalties paid. - Andrew C (✔)
if BP is still in business then it's not huge enough. - Big Joe Silence
Steven Perez
In 2013, the state had 686 inmates per 10,000 people. To put that in perspective, China’s national incarceration rate is 121 inmates per 10,000 people, while Russia’s is 475, according to a recent report and comparison by the International Center for Prison Studies. So yes, Mississippi has more prisoners per capita than China and Russia combined.... - http://silas216.tumblr.com/post...
I appreciate the point but there's something quite odd about combining per capita numbers. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
The combined number is 155. Even starker than the OP. - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
Andrew C (✔)
There is also a circle and half-circle hidden in the FedEx logo. Amaze your friends! http://t.co/yzKDKebXZf
There is also a circle and half-circle hidden in the FedEx logo. Amaze your friends! http://t.co/yzKDKebXZf
Don't forget the spoon. - Anika
Those are more like ovals and partial ovals. - Joe
Cannot unsee the spoon! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Did you already discuss the arrow? - Corinne L
This joke kinda relies on the reader's knowledge of the arrow. I should have worded it better, though, to make the connection clearer. - Andrew C (✔)
Got it! :-D - Corinne L
There's also a skateboard ramp, and two 'e's. - Kevin Fox
Andrew C (✔)
If you can't handle me at my Tinder, you don't deserve me at my OKCupid.
okay. does this mean we're not going to homecoming? - MoTO: Team Marina
^ ^ :-) - YvonneM
Harrrdcore. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
MoTO, you shouldn't have swiped left then! - Andrew C (✔)
I always forget! - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
Andrew C (✔)
RT @rkalland: tha gawd RT @DailyMailUK: Conman pretended to be in a coma for 2 years to avoid court http://dailym.ai/1wmyxXZ http://t.co/xD2KEklxOe
RT @rkalland: tha gawd RT @DailyMailUK: Conman pretended to be in a coma for 2 years to avoid court  http://dailym.ai/1wmyxXZ http://t.co/xD2KEklxOe
Ahahahaha, caught due to a store loyalty card. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
rönin
Pizza Hut Korea Introduces Surf 'n' Turf Pizza With Apple Turnover Crust - Eater - http://www.eater.com/2014...
Pizza Hut Korea Introduces Surf 'n' Turf Pizza With Apple Turnover Crust - Eater
For those w/no time to eat a full 3-course meal. =p - rönin from Bookmarklet
ಠ_ಠ - Andrew C (✔)
What? There are places to go, things to do. Who's got time for eating? =) - rönin
eeewww! - grizabella
Steven Perez
Conservative Provocateur Creates Fake LGBT Group To ‘Expose’ Voter Fraud http://thkpr.gs/3582258 via @thinkprogress
Conservative Provocateur Creates Fake LGBT Group To ‘Expose’ Voter Fraud http://thkpr.gs/3582258 via @thinkprogress
Oy, this guy again. How he hasn't found his way into prison with some of his stunts just amazes me. - Steven Perez
O'Keefe is literally dumb enough to tweet a photo of himself in disguise _while his 'operation' is ongoing_. - Andrew C (✔)
http://gawker.com/5890660... "Breitbart is another sign of American decline. He's what happens when even the ratfuckers have lost all subtlety to their art. When the far-right is bad at dirty tricks [...] Breitbart's "Little Rascals" targeted mid-level black female USDA officials and got arrested playing "Plumbers" in Mary Landrieu's office. Nixon couldn't have used these punks as anything but Cambodian cannon fodder." - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew C (✔)
RT @mallelis: DIRTBAG APOLLO so do you come to this river a lot [DAPHNE becomes a tree to escape him] so do u turn into trees a lot http://the-toast.net/2014...
RT @mallelis: DIRTBAG APOLLO so do you come to this river a lot [DAPHNE becomes a tree to escape him] so do u turn into trees a lot http://the-toast.net/2014/10/21/dirtbag-apollo/
"[APOLLO emerges from the cave at Delphi with the body of the slain PYTHON] APOLLO: people of Delphi rejoice you shall be troubled no more by this beast I have slain the giant snake that could not be brought low by mortal hands" (cont) - Andrew C (✔)
"VILLAGER #1: thank you, Apollo VILLAGER #2: yes thank you, Lord [APOLLO drops the snake and stretches] APOLLO: you know what other giant snake cannot be brought low by mortal hands" - Andrew C (✔)
Melly - #TeamMarina
But /does that feedback sink in/? Like, at all? http://thinkprogress.org/economy... - Andrew C (✔)
I think maybe the emphasis here was on the "honest" rather than the "hearing" :oD - Melly - #TeamMarina
Spidra Webster
No One's Buying iPads Because iPads Are Forever - http://gizmodo.com/no-ones...
No One's Buying iPads Because iPads Are Forever
"Today, Apple trotted out its quarterly earnings, as public companies will do. Massive revenue! iPhone sales up! Mac sales up! iPad sales… well. Okay, so not everything was a hit. But don't confuse Apple's declining tablet sales with the vanishing of the iPad. Tablets aren't dying; they just live forever. It's not that Apple's not selling any iPads at all; it still moved 12.3 million tablets over the summer. But that's down 13 percent from a year ago, an opposite trajectory to the growth that the iPhone and Mac lines experienced in the same time. It's caused a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth among Apple observers™—what a job description!—but it doesn't mean that tablets in general or the iPad in specific are over. Here's the iPad's real growth problem: If you bought one in the last two and a half years, you have no reason buy another one. None whatsoever. Does your iPad have a Retina display? Good. You can replace it when you accidentally drop it in the toilet, and no sooner.... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
I have to say I don't feel I've outgrown my iPad 2 yet. If I had a good income, I'd get a new iPad just to have something lighter with a better camera and display, but I don't feel like I've outgrown my current one. Whereas I feel the "headroom" on my old Mac laptops all the time due to software bloat for basic web browsing stuff. - Spidra Webster
I kinda feel the storage restriction because games, esp, are really big space hogs. Also, I'm envious of the more powerful CPUs and GPUs, but high production value games aren't important enough on iPad to drive me (or most people, I'd think) to upgrade. - Andrew C (✔)
Yeah, I've only got one game (and it's an educational one). I also don't use my iPad for massive photo storage. - Spidra Webster
Stephan #TeamMarina
iOS 8 keyboard suggestions were getting more confusing by the day. After a dictionary reset we are now back to regular silly suggestions.
My iPad - still on iOS 7 for now - is getting out of control. It'll apply stupid and wrong grammar autocorrects to words _two words ago_, when my attention's moved on to the current word. - Andrew C (✔)
Does iOS 8 allow direct editing of the custom dictionary? Android has for a long time and I was really surprised that iOS 6 and 7 didn't. - Andrew C (✔)
Well, previous versions did allow a complete reset too. Sorry, I should have been more precise: does it allow a surgical, entry-by-entry editing of the custom dictionary? - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew: no, you don't have access to the dictionary. Just a reset option. I wish you could edit it. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Miriella
I couldn't help taking this quiz. 18 of 18! Do You ACTUALLY Know The Lyrics To The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air? http://www.playbuzz.com/andreba...
I couldn't help taking this quiz. 18 of 18! Do You ACTUALLY Know The Lyrics To The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air?  http://www.playbuzz.com/andrebaker10/do-you-actually-know-the-lyrics-to-the-fresh-prince-of-bel-air
I consider it a nursery rhyme and sing it to the boy. 18 of 18 - Steve C Team Marina
This gets stuck in my head all the time, and every time I say "chilling out," I have to add "maxing, relaxing all, cooling all, shooting some B-ball outside of the school." 18/18 - Julie Kane
This quiz doesn't even reference the long version of the opening sequence, the part where he's on the plane and arrives at the airport (between "you're moving [to your uncle's]" and "I whistled for a cab". Boooooooooo. - Andrew C (✔)
yo homes, smell you later. 18/18. - ellbeecee
Lol Julie Kane. - Miriella from Android
Andrew C (✔)
Is Kobe Bryant the reason for the Los Angeles Lakers' downfall? - http://espn.go.com/espn...
"The story of the Lakers' losing Howard has been told as one of the big man chafing under Mike D'Antoni's offense. One Lakers source, though, says Howard's issue wasn't really with the offensive scheme but that "he saw one particular player play outside that scheme with carte blanche, with no accountability. These people who say Dwight couldn't handle the pressure of Los Angeles ... that's nonsense. LA was everything Dwight wanted. To be celebrated. To be among stars. To be among women of this caliber. To live, basically, in one big reality TV show. This was a perfect setting for him."" - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
Andrew C (✔)
Fashion district crackdown: Strict cash reporting ordered after raids - LA Times - http://www.latimes.com/local...
Fashion district crackdown: Strict cash reporting ordered after raids - LA Times
"Thursday's orders, called geographic targeting orders, require businesses to file detailed reports on cash transactions exceeding $3,000, drastically lower than the normal $10,000 threshold. The orders take effect Oct. 9 and will remain in effect for 180 days." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
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Federal Agents Raid Los Angeles Garment Businesses Allegedly Linked to Drug Cartels - WSJ - http://online.wsj.com/article...
Federal Agents Raid Los Angeles Garment Businesses Allegedly Linked to Drug Cartels - WSJ
"LOS ANGELES—Nearly 1,000 federal and local law-enforcement agents swept into the Fashion District here on Wednesday morning as part of a long-running investigation into alleged money laundering for Mexican drug cartels. Nine people were arrested and $65 million was seized in the raid, part of a probe called Operation Fashion Police, federal officials said. According to court documents unsealed Wednesday, garment businesses allegedly aided the cartels in getting proceeds from drug sales in the U.S. back into Mexico. In one case, owners of a business allegedly laundered money as ransom payment for a cocaine-dealing relative who was held hostage and tortured at a ranch in Mexico by the Sinaloa cartel." - Me from Bookmarklet
That explains all the federal cars we saw yesterday. - Anika
I just heard about this yesterday! - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew C (✔)
RT @tim_wainwright: I interviewed Damien Chazelle, the writer/director of Whiplash, for @GoIntoTheStory http://gointothestory.blcklst.com/2014...
RT @tim_wainwright: I interviewed Damien Chazelle, the writer/director of Whiplash, for @GoIntoTheStory http://ow.ly/CY2v2
"GITS: What have been the reactions of other musicians who have seen the movie? DC: It’s been really interesting, I remember even with the script. When we sent it to a bunch of producers and people in Hollywood to try and get money, people would react to the monstrous behavior, the abhorrent behavior that’s on the page. How horrible Fletcher is, and the darkness of the storyline." - Andrew C (✔)
"Then I remember we sent it to a drummer, to help us with some of the practicalities of putting the music together. We were speaking to this jazz drummer, one of the Lincoln Center guys. I’ll always remember this: his reaction was the polar opposite. It was, “Oh yeah, you know. That’s what it takes.” I’ve even had musicians who complained that the cruelty onscreen didn’t go far enough.... more... - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew C (✔)
RT @drtvguru: Must read. @NYTimeskrugman Compares Amazon to Standard Oil - thinks it has too much power and abuses that power. http://www.nytimes.com/2014...
RT @drtvguru: Must read. @NYTimeskrugman Compares Amazon to Standard Oil - thinks it has too much power and abuses that power. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/20/opinion/paul-krugman-amazons-monopsony-is-not-ok.html
"Meanwhile, Amazon’s defenders often digress into paeans to online bookselling, which has indeed been a good thing for many Americans, or testimonials to Amazon customer service — and in case you’re wondering, yes, I have Amazon Prime and use it a lot. But again, so what? The desirability of new technology, or even Amazon’s effective use of that technology, is not the issue. After all, John D. Rockefeller and his associates were pretty good at the oil business, too — but Standard Oil nonetheless had too much power, and public action to curb that power was essential." - Andrew C (✔)
"In economics jargon, Amazon is not, at least so far, acting like a monopolist, a dominant seller with the power to raise prices. Instead, it is acting as a monopsonist, a dominant buyer with the power to push prices down." - Andrew C (✔)
"Book sales depend crucially on buzz and word of mouth [...] And what Amazon possesses is the power to kill the buzz. [...] So can we trust Amazon not to abuse that power? The Hachette dispute has settled that question: no, we can’t." - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew C (✔)
RT @deray: Now, ask yourself, why did the media only choose to show the picture on the right? Sit with that question. #Ferguson http://t.co/ekcrYYL41w
RT @deray: Now, ask yourself, why did the media only choose to show the picture on the right? Sit with that question. #Ferguson http://t.co/ekcrYYL41w
Um i've only seen the picture on the left in the media the one with the lady in pink. I'm confused. - Steve C Team Marina
I saw the one on the right last night, I think. - Andrew C (✔)
Andy Bakun
Who's pushing pumpkin so hard all of a sudden? Is there some American Pumpkin Growers Council ("The other orange food") paying for all this?
The Pumpkindred - Spidra Webster
Well, it all goes back to WW2, of course. After the war, the country was faced with a huge surplus of military-grade squashes. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Andrew C (✔)
I want a "complete breakfast" so big and healthy that Lucky Charms can be a "part of [it]", even if only as a rounding error.
Also one day I would like a workday where I have the time to make and eat this before leaving the house. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Andrew C (✔)
Summer seasonal produce doesn't have nearly the cultural inevitability (nor backlash) of Big Pumpkin. Yet.
Blueberries have some potential with their "super food" reputation. Maybe they're the next trend. - John (bird whisperer)
I think the key thing is to be cheap. Pumpkin isn't necessarily cheap, but I'd think "pumpkin spice" is. Blueberries are pretty expensive... Though then again, they're often filler fruit for even more expensive superfoods like acai. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Pomegranate seemed to be a big trend for a while there. - Corinne L
Micah
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X______X - Andrew C (✔)
Yep. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Huh? - Stephen Mack
What Stephen said. - joey from iPhone
I agree with Micah. :^) - Friar Will
It's a reference to what some wedding guests said to the host after the host served Jesus' wine-from-water. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
“Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!” - David Lounsbury
Ahhh. Thanks, Andrew. - joey
I didn't remember that story. - Spidra Webster
Andrew C (✔)
RT @jtvaughn: Don't retweet them, it's what they want https://twitter.com/search...
RT @jtvaughn: Don't retweet them, it's what they want  https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&q=Dear%20Ninja%20Turtles%2C%20Why%20are%20you%20wearing%20masks%3F%20There%20are%20no%20other%20giant%2C%20mutated%20turtles.%20No%20one%E2%80%99s%20gonna%20mistake%20a%20different%20turtle%20for%20you.&src=typd
I see stuff like this so often on Tumblr too. - John (bird whisperer)
Well, I think of tumblr as a giant theft farm first of all, albeit with some fixes applied in recent years. - Andrew C (✔)
The ability for users to change their root URLs and thus break links is also problematic -- I usually CAN'T find the original post after a few months, because that user either changed URLs or removed the post. - Andrew C (✔)
True, but even within those problems, there are people making original posts and then there are bot-like Tumblrs that reproduce each other's content. This guy's a good example: http://somanycuteanimals.tumblr.com/ Each of those posts is probably reproduced on dozens of other blogs. Like this guy: http://ericparadise.tumblr.com/ - John (bird whisperer)
Oh, that's terrible. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Andrew C (✔)
Man, all my jokes may not be great but at least they're original and I didn't name my twitter account biiimurray (w/ two capital I's in there). Guess who has 436K followers?
Or see the "real banksy" accounts, all fake btw, who mostly post lame ass editorial cartoons. - Andrew C (✔)
Or the ChrisRockOz account which didn't use to even disclaim that it was a fake/"fan" account. (He does now, at least.) - Andrew C (✔)
Or the many vintage photo accounts that scrape photos, don't give attribution, and then sell themselves to the highest bidder. - Spidra Webster
Yeah, reddit and flickr end up being uncompensated content farms for the less scrupulous. - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew C (✔)
My real problem with cupcakes is that they are, ultimately, just small cakes, and I would greatly prefer pie instead.
I do believe a shot has rung out. - Stephen Mack
COME AT ME, ALL Y'ALL - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Instead of cake vs. pie, it's time to debate cupcake vs. tart. - Stephen Mack
Mmm pie. - Corinne L
Ooh, floor pie! - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Andrew C (✔)
RT @repjackkimble: Why is President Obama appointing an Ebola Czar? He should have his Surgeon General doing this. I'm not even sure who his Surgeon General is
this is a troll, right? or is Kimble really that stupid? - Big Joe Silence
D'OH. okay, this is a satire account. NEVER MIND. - Big Joe Silence
Yeah, I think he's a pretty good satirist. - Andrew C (✔)
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