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Steve C

Steve C

“I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. "
Missing Nebraska Toddler Found Safe in Claw Machine - NBC -
Missing Nebraska Toddler Found Safe in Claw Machine - NBC
A 3-year-old boy feared missing by his mother was found safe and sound inside an arcade claw machine in Nebraska on Tuesday. Police were called to a home in Lincoln, Neb., on a report of a missing child, according to NBC affiliate WOWT. At the same time, employees at nearby Madsen's Bowling and Billiards found the missing child playing with toys inside their claw machine, where he became stuck after apparently crawling inside. The boy's mother told police she was in the bathroom and that the boy must have slipped out of an unlocked apartment door. The boy was freed from the claw machine without injury and reunited with his mother. - Steve C from Bookmarklet
but it took 5 hours and $300 in tokens to fish him out. - Greg GuitarBuster
^ ha! - joey
:-D - Anne Bouey
i hope that kid got to keep something from inside the machine. - Big Joe Silence
I could swear I've seen this happen in a movie before. - Spidra Webster
i always do. - Big Joe Silence
hmm, searching Google, I can find videos of children stuck in claw machines from 2013, 2010, ... - Greg GuitarBuster
Yeah, this isn't a common occurrence but it's certainly not rare either. I think I see a story like this pop up at least once a year. - Hookuh Tinypants
It worked for Woody and Buzz. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Maya Rudolph's variety show: Guest list, air date revealed - -
Maya Rudolph's variety show: Guest list, air date revealed -
"(EW) -- Maya Rudolph will make her return to NBC next month with some song and sketch — not to mention, a little help from her famous friends. The network has slated her variety show special, titled "The Maya Rudolph Show," to air on May 19 at 10 p.m. Tina Fey and Robert Carlock on '30 Rock' finale The "Saturday Night Live" vet — who recently starred in another Peacock comedy series, "Up All Night" — will be joined by Kristen Bell, Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen, Craig Robinson, Sean Hayes and Chris Parnell." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
'Kill switch' will come to U.S. phones in 2015 - -
'Kill switch' will come to U.S. phones in 2015 -
"The "kill switch," a system for remotely disabling smartphones and wiping their data, will become standard in 2015, according to a pledge backed by most of the mobile world's major players. Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft, along with the five biggest cellular carriers in the United States, are among those that have signed on to a voluntary program announced Tuesday by the industry's largest trade group. All smartphones manufactured for sale in the United States after July 2015 must have the technology, according to the program from CTIA-The Wireless Association. Advocates say the feature would deter thieves from taking mobile devices by rendering phones useless while allowing people to protect personal information if their phone is lost or stolen. Its proponents include law enforcement officials concerned about the rising problem of smartphone theft." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
I am the one who rocks: Bryan Cranston helps teen land a prom date - -
"If terrifying chemistry-teacher-turned-meth-maker Walter White of "Breaking Bad" asks you to do something, you'd better give him the answer he wants. High-school student Stefan Montana of Los Gatos, Calif., nabbed actor Bryan Cranston, who played White, after seeing him in the Broadway show "All the Way" last Thursday, and enlisted him in a little project. "Maddie, if you don't go to the prom with Stefan, then maybe your best course of action would be to tread lightly," Cranston, in Walter White character, obligingly said into a camera. A nervous Montana followed up the celebrity cautionary remark by asking, "Maddie, will you go to prom with me?"" - Steve C from Bookmarklet
"The New York Daily News reported that Montana was in New York visiting colleges and got the idea for the question while watching Cranston's play. "(Cranston) really is the nicest guy in the world," Montana told the Daily News. "It really is true. He's not really a celebrity, he's a dude. He didn't have to help me out but it was pretty amazing."" - Steve C
He's awesome - Shevonne
Many years ago, Jeff Daniels was having dinner with friends at the Common Grill in Chelsea (Michigan; his home town). He noticed two girls who were treating themselves to a nice dinner before going date-less to the prom. He told them that, after he finished doing whatever he was doing with his friends, he would drop by the prom and be their date. And he did. And he was. - Betsy
That's very cool Betsy - Steve C
Poster Mocking Kim Jong Un's Hair Vexes North Korea Embassy - NBC -
"The manager of a hair salon in a London suburb was visited by unhappy North Korean officials after using a picture of autocratic leader Kim Jong Un's distinctive style to promote discounted cuts. “They took pictures and made notes outside,” Mo Nabbach, who runs the M&M hair Academy in South Ealing, told NBC News' U.K. news partner, ITV News." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
You know that thing where you go to a flea market or go up in the attic and find a lost treasure? Well so far three of the things we found are a whopping $15 at least on ebay. The other two are in for online appraisal as they might have actual value. Come on daddy needs a new pair of shoes...
Baseball brings new tech to the plate - Fortune Tech -
Baseball brings new tech to the plate - Fortune Tech
"MLB Advanced Media, the tech outfit owned by baseball's 30 clubs, is rolling out a new tracking technology that yields insights about the entire field of play -- not just the pitch or the hit. Through a combination of cameras, radar, and proprietary software, the new system provides data on a base runner's jump and speed and the angle of his path while trying to, say, steal second base. It can also capture information on the catcher, fielders, and more." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Opinion: What if the government guaranteed you an income? - -
Opinion: What if the government guaranteed you an income? -
"A monthly cash payment to every American, no questions asked, would solve several of our most daunting challenges. It's called a basic income, and it's cheaper and much more effective than our current malfunctioning safety net, which costs nearly $1 trillion per year. The idea of a basic income, sometimes called a guaranteed minimum income or a negative income tax, has been discussed for decades by notable economists like Milton Friedman. In the late 1960s and 1970s, the idea had bipartisan backing before losing steam. Recently, in the face of a sputtering economy, a weak job market and rising income inequality, it has been gathering supporters at an ever-quickening pace." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
I haven't read much on the realities of this theory but it sounds like something to at least look further into. - Steve C
'The power of music': Musicians bring concerts to bedridden man - -
'The power of music': Musicians bring concerts to bedridden man -
'The power of music': Musicians bring concerts to bedridden man -
"The 35-year-old man from Farmington, Maine, has been confined to a bed for two years, due to a medical condition stemming from spinal cord problems and nerve damage. But, thanks to a regular rotation of musicians who perform concerts at his bedside, he’s still able to enjoy one of his favorite things — live music." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
"Two popular Maine musicians have also brought their music into Stanley's home, playing concerts at the house now known as “Stanley Station." The Rustic Overtones have packed a seven-piece band into Stanley’s living room for over a year, ever since lead singer Dave Gutter met Stanley at a concert. “His friends and family pulled this mobile hospital bed right up to the front of the... more... - Steve C
"Gutter says their bedside concerts are as much for Stanley as they are for the band, which gets re-energized by playing for their hardcore fan. “It’s our 20-year anniversary, and to put some wind in our sails and keep our heads up and keep us believing in the power of music is a beautiful thing,” he said." - Steve C
So on top of the surgery scar on the arm from two weeks ago I fish hooked myself with the high E string while re-stringing the guitar and then burned my hand getting the nachos out of the oven. Last night made my arm look like I fought a blender. On the weird plus side nothing actually hurts as they're all normally non contact areas.
In lieu of flowers please send cash :) - Steve C
Ow! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Tell folks you went to an interactive Game of Thrones premiere party! - Spidra Webster
Jeez. :( Owie. - Tamara J. B.
Oh, Steve. Take care. - Anne Bouey
If anyone asks, tell them Chloe did it. - Jessie
I don't know, I think you need a kitten to help heal your pain (and clumsiness). Kitten will trip you so you can injure your other arm, allowing the current beat up arm to heal. - Janet
You need to be put inside a giant bubble. - Kristin
The worst men's grooming trends of all time - -
The worst men's grooming trends of all time -
"Testone radium energizer When: 1910s Proof that we should take the application of new technologies slowly: People once thought strapping 20 micrograms of refined, measured radium to your balls would increase sexual energy" - Steve C from Bookmarklet
I bet the seeping blisters added to the enhancement. - Janet
Woman guilty of murdering boyfriend with stiletto shoe - -
"A Houston woman was convicted of murder Tuesday for fatally stabbing her boyfriend with the 5 1/2 -inch stiletto heel of her shoe, hitting him at least 25 times in the face. Prosecutors said Ana Trujillo used her high heel shoe to kill 59-year-old Alf Stefan Andersson during an argument at his Houston condominium in June." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Yikes. :((( - Tamara J. B.
Also, that sounds messy! - Tamara J. B.
And the shoe was probably ruined. - Glen Campbell
blue suede...not what Elvis expected. - Greg GuitarBuster
Hiding in plain sight: this shoe is named after a type of knife. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
National Guard Parachutes to Rescue Tot on Sailboat in Pacific - NBC -
Air National Guard members dramatically parachuted onto a sailboat stranded in the Pacific Ocean overnight, stabilized a "seriously ill" 1-year-old girl and were trying to figure out how to get the boat back to shore, the service said Friday. Members of the 129th Rescue Wing flew five hours Thursday from Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., near San Jose, to the sailboat about 900 miles off the coast of Mexico on what the California National Guard called a "complex overwater rescue mission." A parachute rescue team of four jumped into the ocean Thursday night, inflated a raft and boarded the 36-foot-long Rebel Heart, which is carrying Eric and Charlotte Kaufman of San Diego and their daughters, Cora, 3, and Lyra, 1, on the latest leg of what they'd planned to be a round-the-world voyage. - Steve C from Bookmarklet
This reminds me a bit of the fundamentalists who took their similarly young children on a boat to go live in the South Sea Islands and also had to be rescued. What the hell is it that makes people think that it's a good idea to take young children on extreme travels? - Spidra Webster
5-year-old boy hacks dad's Xbox account - -
"Kristoffer would go to his dad's account and type in an incorrect password. That would take him to a password verifications screen, where he would simply tap the space bar repeatedly and then press "enter." "How awesome is that?" asked Davies, who works in online security himself. "Just being 5 years old and being able to find a vulnerability and latch on to that. I thought that was pretty cool." He told KGTV that Kristoffer has figured out three or four other "hacks," including getting past the lock on a smartphone by holding down the "home" key for long enough. Dad reported the vulnerability to Microsoft. And Microsoft acted, issuing a fix for the vulnerability." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
I don't think you're just a punk kid making pizzas.
Radio host rips MLB player for paternity leave, suggests C-section before season  - -
"New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy missed the season's first two games to be with his wife during the birth of their first child earlier this week. Murphy's wife went into labor on opening day Monday, so he went to Florida to be with her for the birth of son Noah, then decided to take the three full days' paternity leave allowed by Major League Baseball." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
"Seems reasonable, right? Not to some sports radio announcers, including former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason. "Quite frankly I would've said 'C-section before the season starts. I need to be at opening day. I'm sorry, this is what makes our money, this is how we're going to live our life, this is going to give our child every opportunity to be a success in life. I'll be able to afford... more... - Steve C
Boomer Esiason is a relic and needs to shut his yap. I'm disgusted by his and other peoples' negative reactions to Murphy's decision to use his paternity leave. The day we place a fucking baseball game above family is the day this country has finally become the world's biggest social shitheap. - Hookuh Tinypants
Is he any less employed? Nope. Time to STFU, Boomer. - (Curtis/Alan) Jackson
Cereal Characters Lure Kiddies With Eye Gaze: Study - NBC -
Cereal Characters Lure Kiddies With Eye Gaze: Study - NBC
A new study from Cornell University finds that the cartoon characters on cereals marketed to kids are routinely designed so their eyes are shifted 9.6 degrees down. That's the perfect angle to make eye contact with a child standing in the aisle. - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Sounds like bullshit. What if the cereals on the top shelf, or bottom shelf. I'd say it's more that the cereal is in the visually suggested area of the box. We follow eyes to see what they're looking at. - Not Me
studies show that most cereal marketed to children is not placed on the top shelf though. - holly #ravingfangirl
Even without the cartoon characters pulling focus, the major brands usually pay good money to make sure the kids' cereals are on the 2nd or 3rd shelves (usually the 2nd) so they're face-height for most kids already. - Jennifer Dittrich
They apparently did the math on the height and angles, but it still seems like they didn't test it thoroughly enough. They didn't even attempt at making their altered box look non-freakish. Their rabbit looks psychotic. You don't just change pupil location, when the face is pointing in another direction. Plus, they changed the characters focus from the bowl of cereal. - Not Me
Thankfully, my toddler never shops unsupervised. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Dying dad walks daughter, 11, down 'aisle' to give her lasting memory - -
Dying dad walks daughter, 11, down 'aisle' to give her lasting memory -
Dying dad walks daughter, 11, down 'aisle' to give her lasting memory -
"After Jim Zetz, 62, was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer last year, he reached out to photographer Lindsey Villatoro to make sure he and his family could capture some happy moments on film. Villatoro, a professional lifestyle, family and wedding photographer based in Menifee, Calif., also specializes in photo sessions with people who are sick or have terminal illnesses, so they can create lasting memories with their loved ones." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Putin officially divorces his wife Lyudmila: Kremlin -
Putin officially divorces his wife Lyudmila: Kremlin
So what we are seeing is the worlds largest midlife crisis. couldn't he have just bought a corvette like a normal dude demonstrating his manhood? - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Well the Angels suck just as hard this year as the last two only the stadium's gotten worse with no gluten free food offerings anymore and big ass lines for everything else. They changed vendors who apparently didn't realize the season has started.
It doesn't help when it's freezing and drizzling. (Please note freezing for So Cal is 52 degrees) - Steve C
Just got quote back for redoing front yard (my body can't do concrete/paver/extreme digging anymore). It is quite a rude introduction into the not-do-it-yourself world.
:( Maybe the FIL will be healthy enough again soon to help? - Anne Bouey
Yep. I had some estimates on redoing my front yard when I first moved into my house. Two of the four estimates were more than my down payment. I've had to do what I can, bribe friends, shop around, do littler projects and drink more so the cost doesn't hurt as much. - Kristin from iPhone
Yeah that might be the solution Kristin I'm way ahead on the drinking more. We'll see two more quotes to go. Fingers crossed at least one of them is a hell of a lot lower to give me some wiggle room. Or worst case we continue life as we know it and i keep the lawnmower. - Steve C
The paver patio we just had put in cost more than if I'd bought materials to landscape the entire backyard and did it myself. Needless to say, it'll be a while before there's yard to go with the patio. But I guess at least there's a place to barbecue now? We can just invite guests to look at our dirt! (clearly we all went into the wrong business - landscaping is where it's at!) - Hookuh Tinypants
I live in land of quality cheap labor. Offer to pay for an Amish work crew to be driven to your site. No Sunday work allowed but bet they will finish in a day or two. - Janet from FFHound!
▶ TEDxNASA - Mike Rayburn - 11/20/09 - YouTube -
▶ TEDxNASA - Mike Rayburn - 11/20/09 - YouTube
Not sure its fits the normal Ted talks speakers but super impressive on guitar and funny. - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Life inside the densest place on earth: Photos of Kowloon Walled City - -
Life inside the densest place on earth: Photos of Kowloon Walled City -
Picture a colossal empire of little houses stacked on top of each other. Visualize them connected by staircases snaking under dangling wires, through corridors so dark even police were rumored to be afraid of them. Now picture 33,000 people living there, within the space of one city block. That was Kowloon Walled City, once considered the densest settlement on earth. - Steve C from Bookmarklet
""You don't want to romanticize a slum, you know. Because it was that. But it was much more than that. The Walled City was a kind of architectural touchstone in terms of what a city can be -- unplanned, self-generated, unregulated. It was vital and vibrant and every part of it was being used."" - Steve C
40 Ordinary Signs That Became Suspicious When People Misused Quotations…LOL! | Distractify -
40 Ordinary Signs That Became Suspicious When People Misused Quotations…LOL! | Distractify
40 Ordinary Signs That Became Suspicious When People Misused Quotations…LOL! | Distractify
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x___________x "Meat Service" - Pixie
lol - emi e vonde
That's why I always use air quotes around my supposed qualifications... they're ephemeral, so nobody can prove a thing. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
NYC Theater Alerts Cops When Man Brings in Strawberries - NBC -
"Michael Kass is a type 2 diabetic who has to maintain a healthy diet in order to keep his blood sugar in balance. He didn't think twice about taking some berries to a Sunday showing of "Divergent" at the Pavilion Theater in Park Slope. But a ticket collecter spotted the strawberries during a routine bag check and told Kass he couldn't bring it in. Kass explained the situation, and a movie manager asked him to throw the strawberries out. Kass said he asked for a refund, but the manager refused. So he marched along with his original plans. "I probably thought I was calling her bluff," he said. "I didn't in a million years think they would actually call the cops on me for bringing strawberries into a movie theater." Kass doesn't hold a grudge but is still stunned a bucket of strawberries turned into a main attraction. He hopes it will now shine a spotlight on the necessity for healthier snacking options at the theater." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Update from brother who lives in La Habra: The German shepherd and the 5 year old didn't sleep at all. The three small dogs got over the earthquakes quickly. The chickens and goats didn't seem to care about the earthquake and continued to chicken and goat like their usual selves.
No report on the cats or ponies yet. Our cats freaked for an hour as usual then returned to sleeping on laps. - Steve C
Any of you have any structural damage from the quake? Glad to see my SCal FF friends are all safe. - Stephen Mack
"I have to walk the fine line between creepy old guy and just weird old guy." Said me. To my coworker. Who nodded in agreement. Which I took as a compliment.
"Sir, have you been drinking today?" - Greg GuitarBuster
Not yet Greg but the day is still young. - Steve C
I crossed that line years ago, SteVe. Actually, I've gone way beyond both. (Which most FFers already know.) - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Annoying knocked my Rock Smith game off line.
Centuries-Old Sport Comes to Life in Rural Afghanistan - NBC -
Centuries-Old Sport Comes to Life in Rural Afghanistan - NBC
Afghan horsemen and spectators gather on an arid patch of land near snow-capped mountains to play the traditional sport of Buzkashi near Bamiyan city in the central Afghan province of Bamiyan on Sunday. Buzkashi is a centuries-old game where two opposing teams of horsemen compete to throw a goat carcass into a scoring circle. Bamiyan province, known for its vast Buddhas destroyed by the Taliban in 2001, is attempting to revive its tourism heyday in the 1960s when visitors thronged to its mountains, lakes and impressive historical and archaeological heritage. Since the fall of the Taliban, the province has been one of Afghanistan's most tranquil areas despite being surrounded by restive neighboring provinces. - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Genius! What tourist wouldn't want to watch dudes throw around a goat carcass? I'm on Kayak RIGHT NOW. - Lo
Anyone have an idea of good way to get rid of boxes and boxes of old records? We have no fireplace and the shredder takes one envelope at a time putting the estimated destruction time at 6.4 years.
Do they not have "community shred" events near you? We seem to have those somewhere within 20-30 miles almost every month. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
...and, by "records", I assume you're talking about papers and stuff, not vinyl albums, right? - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Metal trash can + one match = fun - Soup in a TARDIS
You might want to check with your local bank/credit union - mine lets you bring in stuff to be shredded on certain days. They hire an industrial shredder for the day. - Jennifer Dittrich
you really shouldn't give steve ideas like that, soup. - holly #ravingfangirl
Our City has let's you drop off shredding into their bin once a month for free. Also, our self storage office has shredding services too. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
But it's so fun, Holly! And Steve? POIDH. - Soup in a TARDIS
You can ship it to me and we will burn it. - Janet
Buy a better shredder. - Professor A.I.
Wow, this is the first time I've heard of "community shred" events or of banks allowing you to bring stuff in for shredding. - Spidra Webster
A high-quality shredder is a must for any true American, just like having a 9mm Glock for keeping the communist criminals at bay. Don't trust your valuable shredding to some "community" shredder. The banks are not looking out for your interest either. - Professor A.I.
Shred the stuff (with a better quality shredder), then put it in a worm composter. Nothing usable is going to survive that. - Spidra Webster
Don't listen to her—the worms are spies. After you shred everything, use Napalm on it. - Professor A.I.
Hospital and doctor offices have wonderful shred-it services. Find someone you trust to take a handful to work each day! - Janet
Steve, if you can't find any free community events, and you are around Orange County (which seems like the right area according to my memory, but hey SoCal is big), it looks like the Goodwill does it there, and i bet that would be cheaper than any of the commercial shredding businesses. - holly #ravingfangirl
Wow thanks peeps - Steve C
Hire a pre-teen to come to your house and run them through your shredder for you, for a few hours each week. Eventually you will catch up with the shredding, and if you keep the kid coming each week or once a month after that, you'll be able to stay on top of it. - April Russo
The Good Will in our area offers free community shred events ... maybe yours does as well. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I put all that stuff in the trunk of my car, and then every time I go camping when I'm like, "oh no I forgot kindling!" I get the satisfaction of burning pay stubs from jobs I hated and insurance manuals. Plus camping! Seriously I forget kindling EVERY. TIME. - Lo
Just spotted a blurb in the paper that the local Rotary is sponsoring a shredding event. To think I heard it here first... - Spidra Webster
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