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Dough Balls

Dough Balls

“I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. "
A fatal wait: Veterans languish and die on a VA hospital's secret list - -
A fatal wait: Veterans languish and die on a VA hospital's secret list -
"At least 40 U.S. veterans died waiting for appointments at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, many of whom were placed on a secret waiting list. The secret list was part of an elaborate scheme designed by Veterans Affairs managers in Phoenix who were trying to hide that 1,400 to 1,600 sick veterans were forced to wait months to see a doctor, according to a recently retired top VA doctor and several high-level sources." - Dough Balls from Bookmarklet
This is so fucked, I can't even deal with it till I calm down. At least it's making the rounds though. Social media and forums of vet groups I follow are blowing up about it. - t-ra: lose,find,repeat from Android
Meanwhile the hawks in Congress who want the U.S. to engage in intimidation through dick-swinging in the Ukraine are assuming more patriotic young men and women will step forward as "heroes" for the cause. Of course those "heroes" who are hurt but aren't "patriotic" enough to just die will become "lazy unemployed/entitlement-grabbing burdens on our nation" when they return injured and broken. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
That's so awful. :-( - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Speech done. Ready to officiate at my third wedding tomorrow. I'm after you Friar Will!
They asked for it to be funny like them. My goal is to make the bride pee herself with laughter and shed a tear in under 10 minutes. - Dough Balls
Well, I figure I have quite a bit of a head start. Later this year I should be officiating at my 100th wedding. Have fun tomorrow, and know I will be writing my third sermon for the week. :^) - Friar Will
I am not worthy Will. I am only in it for the free booze, which it turns out I get anyway. Damn it all. - Dough Balls
Free booze ftw though. That's something at least. - Friar Will
This Terrified Whale Was Trapped In Net And Left To Die. How She Thanked Her Rescuer Shocked Me. -
"Michael Fishbach narrates his encounter with a young humpback whale entangled in local fishing nets. While this video is long, it's well worth your time. Skip ahead to :48 seconds for the start of the action and 5:38 for the climax. Then, at 6:20, something truly amazing happens." - Dough Balls from Bookmarklet
Whales are so damn cool. - SAM
That's so awesome. I love whales! - Heather, 30k Camper
wonderful. - Lnorigb
Study Indicates Fan Heart Rates Accelerate More than Players During Key Moments of Games | Extra Mustard - -
"Barclays recently commissioned a study, carried out by the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), that determined that the hearts of die-hard fans work harder than those playing for their team at key moments during matches. Supporters at several locations wore devices to measure their heart rates as they watched a weekend of Premier League football (which is sponsored by Barclays). The results found that an average supporters’ heart rate increased to 145.5 percent of its resting level when their team conceded a goal, and to 215.5 per cent when their team scored. According to a study conducted in 1991, the mean heart rate of a forward playing semi-professional soccer was 172. While heart rates for players are more likely to build gradually with anticipation and general physical exertion, fans often experience a sudden rush all at once." - Dough Balls from Bookmarklet
I believe this article is true. I watched the NCAA football championship this year live and near the end of the game when the score was going back and forth an Auburn fan sitting next to me asked if I was alright. Offered me a bottle of water because my blood pressure was obviously spiking. I accepted. When Auburn scored I offered it back since he looked like he was going to pass out after jumping up and down and shouting for three minutes :) - Eric Logan from FFHound!
Rescued Chihuahua And Insanely Fluffy Chicken Are The Best Of Friends | -
Rescued Chihuahua And Insanely Fluffy Chicken Are The Best Of Friends |
"Two legged Roo, and fellow rescue Penny are bffls (best friends for LIFES). How could they not be? Two world-weary, little babes who are cuter than all get out? Yeah, it was meant to be." - Dough Balls from Bookmarklet
So cute! - Tamara J. B.
It's so fluffy!!! - Michael W. May
'Mrs. Doubtfire' sequel is in the works; Robin Williams to return - -
'Mrs. Doubtfire' sequel is in the works; Robin Williams to return -
""Mrs. Doubtfire" is getting a sequel: After more than 20 years, Robin Williams will be dusting off the floral-print dress, silvery wig and latex mask. Fox 2000 is developing a follow-up to the 1993 comedy hit, with Williams and director Chris Columbus attached to return, according to the Hollywood Reporter. David Berenbaum, who wrote the Christmas comedy "Elf," will pen the new "Doubtfire" script." - Dough Balls from Bookmarklet
Ah, this is what the radio was talking about this morning. I heard Robin Williams, then spent 5 minutes telling my kids how hairy he was. - Anika
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. - Dough Balls 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." - Dough Balls 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." - Dough Balls 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?"" - Dough Balls 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."" - Dough Balls
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 - Dough Balls
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." - Dough Balls 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." - Dough Balls 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." - Dough Balls from Bookmarklet
I haven't read much on the realities of this theory but it sounds like something to at least look further into. - Dough Balls
'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." - Dough Balls 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... - Dough Balls
"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." - Dough Balls
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 :) - Dough Balls
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" - Dough Balls 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." - Dough Balls 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. - Dough Balls 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." - Dough Balls 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." - Dough Balls 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... - Dough Balls
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. - Dough Balls 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." - Dough Balls 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? - Dough Balls 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) - Dough Balls
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. - Dough Balls
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. - Dough Balls 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. - Dough Balls 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."" - Dough Balls
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
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