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Dr.Oz-endorsed diet pill study was bogus, researchers admit - CBS News -
A diet study about the supposed benefits of green coffee bean extract, which got national attention after Dr. Oz promoted it on his TV show, has been retracted. The science watchdog website Retraction Watch reports that the two researchers who were paid to write the study admitted they could not verify the data. "The sponsors of the study cannot assure the validity of the data so we, Joe Vinson and Bryan Burnham, are retracting the paper," the researchers said in a statement. The study was originally published in the journal Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy in 2012. In their work, the researchers claimed that that green coffee bean extract could help people lose weight without diet or exercise. However, federal regulators later discovered that key data, including the participants' weight measurements, appeared to have been altered. Dr. Oz touted the product on his show in May 2012 -- publicity that helped the manufacturer sell half a million bottles of the pills. - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Steve and 4 other people
List of things you think are gross but other people seem to like for some reason.
Fish. - Jenny H. from Android
Stuffed Bell Peppers. (Sorry, Jenny!) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Prepackaged bread/pastry. - Meg VMeg
Poptarts, any and all flavors. - Janet
Anchovies - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Peanut butter - Stephen Mack
5 guys - Todd Hoff
Shellfish - David Lounsbury from iPhone
Beets. - Joe
Raw tomatoes. - Heather
Beets, black beans, cilantro, squash. - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
Cilantro, pigs feet, khaki pants, hair gel, lots of candy types, dryer sheets, anything with sodium lauryl sulfate in it. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Mayonnaise, sour cream, cottage cheese - unless hidden in recipes where I can't see them. Cilantro. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
natto - Rodfather
Avocado and Justin Bieber - Kevin Fox
Eggplant, olives, pickled almost anything (exc. kimchee). - Walt Crawford
Marshmallows, lemon meringue pie, key lime pie, sugary beverages, Starbucks coffee, cheap beer, cottage cheese with fruit in it (I like mine plain), sugar and milk in farina (I prefer mine with butter, salt, & pepper), Italian fruit cake, fruity herbal teas, Earl Gray tea (smells like hair gel) - April Russo
Other people - Iain Baker
Iain wins. :-) - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Red vines. Peeps marshmallow thingies. Radicchio and frisee. - Laura Norvig
Broccoli. Cauliflower. Taco Bell. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
red wines?!?! - мик
all organ meats, durian fruit, felching, the GOP, every song from "Frozen", my own navel - Big Joe Silence
red wines = love. red vines = hate - Laura Norvig
Shannon - GlassMistress
We are on the way to having a fan-freaking-tastic month of sales at work. First one in over a year ... whoohooo!
Beads all around! - Steve C Team Marina
Nope not beads .. sadly they aren't doing so well right now, something I'm hoping to improve at the show this weekend. In this case I'm referring to the family business .. the one we are just keeping the doors open on that employees several members of my family. We are right at the start of 'season' and if we can pull off a good one then next year will go down a bit easier. Woot! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Steve C Team Marina
Trinidad and Tobago women's World Cup team goes from rags to riches - LA Times -
Trinidad and Tobago women's World Cup team goes from rags to riches - LA Times
"The Trinidad and Tobago women's team had flown in to play the top-ranked U.S. in their first World Cup qualifying match. But 13 of Waldrum's players were stranded at a taxi stand without enough money for a ride to their hotel. The players had left the island a day earlier without so much as a deflated soccer ball among them. At least one woman didn't even have a pair of cleats. And after buying dinner during a stopover at the Miami airport, the team was down to $15 a player. So Waldrum did what any tech-savvy soccer coach would do — he tweeted out a plea for help. "I really just expected it to reach some people in the area that would help me get through a day or two," he said. Instead, donations poured in from as far away as Singapore and Poland. Restaurants offered free meals, while local soccer fans contributed water, Gatorade, protein bars and practice uniforms. By late that afternoon, Waldrum had gathered nearly $10,000 in an account that would eventually top $16,000 – including $658 the equally strapped Haitian team raised through bake sales and barbecues." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
"Even more incredible, though, is what happened next. After holding the U.S. to a goal in a 1-0 loss in the qualifying opener, narrow victories over Haiti and Guatemala have sent Trinidad and Tobago on to Friday's tournament semifinals outside Philadelphia, where a win over Costa Rica will make it the first Caribbean team in history to reach the Women's World Cup. (Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago have all represented the Caribbean in the men's tournament, with Trinidad qualifying in 2006.)" - Steve C Team Marina
Oklahoma woman says she’s a witch, and she needs her meth  - NY Daily News -
"An Oklahoma woman tried to get out of a drug bust by saying meth was perfectly OK for her to use because it was part of her Wiccan religion. Yeah, right, said cops who arrested the self-proclaimed witch and charged her with possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia. Lori Potarf and Richard Lee Henderson were stopped while driving on U.S. Highway 91 because their vehicle had a broken tail light, The Duncan Banner reported. Both had Crown Royale liquor bags containg syringes , a spoon and traces of methamphetamine, the paper said. Henderson did not claim he was a witch, police said." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
What makes you think she's a witch? - She turned me into a newt! - A newt? - I got better. - Burn her anyway! - Steve C Team Marina
Damn, what is it with Oklahoma lately?!?!? - Uli
most of Texas and OK is lighter than a duck. - Big Joe Silence
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I just got felt up on my way home. Literally on my block. Waiting for the police now.
What the hell?! I hope they catch the perv. - Anika
*unlike* - bentley
Not cool. - Vampire Hunter DYSP
What!! - Mo Kargas
I'm so sorry. That happened to me once when living in SF. Such a skeevy thing to have happened. =( - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Gotdambit! So sorry, doll. May he slip on a pile of shit and roll into a bed of barbed wire, el sucio. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Ugh! I hope they catch the creep. - vicster: full-bodied
Thanks, everyone. I'm more angry than anything else so filing a police report gave me a sense of not letting it get to me too much. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Oh no! How are you doing? - Katy S
I'm glad you filed the report he's probably done that a lot and hopefully there are other reports & you will help him be caught. Filthy rat bastard :-( - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
That's horrible! ((hugs)) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Oh, Z. So sorry you had to go through that. So FURIOUS at that piece of monkey dung who did it!! - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Thanks, everyone. I'm ok. Just keep replaying it in my head. Nothing I could have done that moment. I'm trying to deal. The cops were wonderful. A few of them were really good looking too. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
wtf - Rodfather
(((Zulema))) I'm so sorry that happened. I hope they're able to find the person responsible. - Anne Bouey
:( Thank goodness you're ok. - rönin
Shit, how awful. I'm glad you're ok, and hope they catch the jackass. :((( - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Can't really put into words how angry this made me. I promise you he got off very lightly. If I was there he would have been .. dismantled - Mo Kargas
I hope justice will be served. Sorry you went through this, Zulema. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Ugh, terrible. :((( - Jenny H. from Android
glad you weren't hurt, beyond, you know, being groped. hope they catch him. - MoTO: Team Marina
Thanks for filing the police report in the hope it helps others. - Steve C Team Marina
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Remind me when I forget that I got beautiful people in my life. Precious beautiful people.
"Don't look! I'm hideous!" - MoTO: Team Marina
Don't hate me because I'm beautiful! - Steve C Team Marina
Don't worry, that's definitely not the reason... *runs* - MoTO: Team Marina
I'm particularly good at expectorating. - Big Joe Silence from Android
Yvonne Renee
#ThrowOutThursday - 1 minivan - 1 purse that is shedding black plastic flakes all over the place - 1 toddler toilet set
That is one full hefty bag. - Steve C Team Marina
Totally! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Who could top a minivan? :-D - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
I think I may need to join you on your Throw Out Thursday's! - Melly - #TeamMarina
@Melly - #TeamMarina: Do it!!!! Every little bit makes a difference! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Find Your Happiness, Find Your Success
Find Your Happiness, Find Your Success
Find That Bendy Babe - Steve C Team Marina
Steve C Team Marina
Beyonce and Jay-Z get the Louvre to themselves, plus more proof that stars are nothing like us -
Beyonce and Jay-Z get the Louvre to themselves, plus more proof that stars are nothing like us
"the Louvre opened on its off day to accommodate Beyonce and Jay-Z, plus their daughter, Blue Ivy, when the A-listers requested a private tour of the Parisian museum. The power couple reportedly paid for 20 to 25 museum employees to staff the joint during their visit. No maneuvering through crowds of tourists for Bey-Z!" - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
laura x
My book is in 100 libraries.
That is a great accomplishment! - Steve C Team Marina
I do find the wording of this URL interesting... - Joe
this book contains 'unexpected Laura Crossett' ;-) - Marina's Godmother :-)
Checked out 7 times here! - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
No one expects Laura Crossett, surprise is her greatest weapon. - Blake
I know at least one library that has it that is not in worldcat. - Katy S from iPhone
*wonders who will play him in movie version* what? it could happen ... FF could be a kind of pseudo Greek Chorus - MoTO: Team Marina
Katy, yup, my library has it and isn't in Worldcat. I assume there are others. - laura x from iPhone
So I think you could safely say "my book is in 100 PLUS libraries." - Regular Amanda
...and no MINUS libraries! - Aaron the Librarian
And it's on my kindle. I checked Wyldcat to verify that only 4 WY libraries have it, and it's true. BAD FORM, Wyoming librarians. - kaijsa
Vampire Hunter DYSP
The muscles in my back and legs are back to normal. I'm no longer walking like a Weeble. Ready to kick evil's ass today.
But no longer being a Weeble you are in danger of wobbling and falling down. - Steve C Team Marina
Sacrifices are necessary in the battle against evil. - MoTO: Team Marina
I agree. That's why I've taken to beating evil with a cane. - Vampire Hunter DYSP
Barton F. Graf Has a Clever Idea for Getting More Men to Become Mentors | Adweek -
Barton F. Graf Has a Clever Idea for Getting More Men to Become Mentors | Adweek
"Esquire recently asked three ad agencies to help with its male mentoring initiative. Today, Barton F. Graf 9000 unveiled its campaign: a political initiative to establish mentorship of children as a legal excusal from jury duty. The idea is that more mentors would mean better guidance for at-risk youth, and eventually, reduced crime rates and the need for fewer jurors in the first place. The proposed Mentor Act is explained in a print ad in Esquire's October issue. The ad itself could be mailed to state representatives, and it also points to, which features a powerful film—directed by Michael Bonfiglio of Radical Media—asking prisoners who their mentors were. The bill can also be sent to lawmakers directly from the site." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
""Ultimately, The Mentor Act aims to use the same court system that convicts people to help children avoid committing crimes and entering the court system in the first place," say Barton F. Graf and Esquire, which are "already beginning talks with state politicians to adopt this bill and hope to move the bill forward on a state-by-state basis." The other two agencies that got involved... more... - Jessie
Steve C Team Marina
Although I played sports my whole life I have never heard the "n-word" used more than our neighborhood courts when the 8 and 9 year old boys are playing. It's every other word whether a coached game or pickup, yes most players are black. Normally I'm just passing by not my problem.
But now we have a boy and if he wants I'll teach him basketball. He would play with those boys too. What am I supposed to do to handle that? What is he supposed to do? - Steve C Team Marina
Teach him to be respectful. - Janet from FFHound!
You're going to want to explain the context of the term. You don't want him saying it thinking it's a term of endearment when it will likely be looked at as disrespect. - Eric - It's My Thing
I know literally nothing about parenting, so take everything I say with a grain of salt. I do spend a lot of time reading and thinking about racism, and probably the most helpful thing you can do for a young person is educate them about the historical context of racism. That's how I got into this, being assigned Black Like Me and the autobiography of Frederick Douglass in school. Racism... more... - Lo
J Smooth makes a case for the "standard" of use here: I get what he's saying; that it's the relationship people have with each other and with certain words that affect usage and received meaning. Like me calling my wife "honey" verses a perfect stranger. But I don't completely buy it. Even among "us" context is important. As it was with the... more... - MoTO: Team Marina
Somewhere down the line, using "nigger" even affectionately didn't sound right coming out of my mouth anymore. I can't explain why but it's something akin to calling my wife "bitch". I couldn't do it, even in jest. And she wouldn't allow it. I think it's instructional that in my generation, you couldn't get away with using nigger around your elders until you had some years behind you.... more... - MoTO: Team Marina
Bottom line, I'd suggest advising your son to avoid that minefield. - MoTO: Team Marina
Thanks peeps, he would definitely never say it if I had anything to do with it but will still be surrounded by it so I'll have to explain it to him like Lo said. And since I have coached many sports and teams before I'd have to figure out how I'd deal with it from that angle too. - Steve C Team Marina
I don't have a problem telling kids or even grown people to please not use the n word so much. Usually people aren't even aware they're saying it so often. And in Oakland, the SE Asians & latino kids use it more than a lot of the black kids! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Steve C Team Marina
9 UNC employees fired or disciplined in scandal -
9 UNC employees fired or disciplined in scandal
"More than 3,100 students -- nearly half of them athletes -- enrolled in classes they didn't have to show up for and received artificially inflated grades in what an investigator called a "shadow curriculum" that lasted nearly two decades at the University of North Carolina. The report released Wednesday by former high-ranking U.S. Justice Department official Kenneth Wainstein found more far-reaching academic fraud than previous investigations by the school and the NCAA." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
"It said athletics staffers steered athletes to classes that also became popular with fraternities and other everyday students looking for an easy grade. "By the mid-2000s, these classes had become a primary -- if not the primary -- way that struggling athletes kept themselves from having eligibility problems," the report said." - Steve C Team Marina
The sad part is you could repeat this at 70% of NCAA Division 1 basketball and football operating schools. - Steve C Team Marina
It's why I'd like to see serious schools get out of the business of these sports. Let the NBA, NFL and other for-profit leagues fund this shit. Yeah, donations to schools might go down but costs would go down, too. - Spidra Webster
I hope MPOW doesn't do this. I know they try and encourage students to spread out their courses that are considered generally more difficult (chemistry, math, etc) into the off season or during the summer and often recommend easier classes (like pinhole photography) during their on season. I can never decide if this is questionable behavior or just reasonable behavior. I think I'd have... more... - Soup in a TARDIS
this is makes me very sad. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Steve C Team Marina
'GoodFellas' actor sues Fox, saying he created a 'Simpsons' character - LA Times -
'GoodFellas' actor sues Fox, saying he created a 'Simpsons' character - LA Times
""GoodFellas" actor Frank Sivero sued Fox Studios on Tuesday for $250 million, claiming he was not compensated for "The Simpsons" using his likeness for mobster character Louie, a henchman of Fat Tony, who appears in numerous episodes dating to the early 1990s, according to court documents first obtained by Deadline. The lawsuit claims that the "Simpsons" character "was created and developed by Sivero, who based this character on his own personality." Sivero has appeared in numerous mobster films, including "The Godfather" and "The Godfather: Part II."" - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
"Although the lawsuit acknowledges that “over the years, 'The Simpsons' were known for basing characters on the television series on those of real life people and real life characters,” it argues the Louie character has inflicted damages to Sivero in the form of lost wages. Louie has been voiced by two actors. Neither is Sivero. " - Steve C Team Marina
Despite appearances this is not from The Onion. - Steve C Team Marina
Steve C Team Marina
Mr. Incredible, Batgirl brawl in Hollywood; Freddy Krueger keeps peace - LA Times -
Mr. Incredible, Batgirl brawl in Hollywood; Freddy Krueger keeps peace - LA Times
"The video, originally posted on the site, shows a man dressed as Mr. Incredible battling a woman dressed as Batgirl. Moments later, Chewbacca, Waldo from the "Where's Waldo" series and Freddy Krueger -- yes, Freddy Krueger -- play peacekeepers and try to break up the scuffle." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
I just spent $500 on paper. WTF. #MerryChrisWedding
Before I read the hashtag I thought you'd taken up playing Magic: The Gathering. - Steele Lawman
what does paper have to do with Magic? (Or is it just buying all the cards? Chris has a massive Magic card collection and he does spend that much on it...) - Miriella
Wow inflation has really gotten to roshambo - Steve C Team Marina
Monique Judge
Gimme your thoughts on Black-ish.
Bernie Mac did it better. - MoTO: Team Marina
Haven't seen it yet but it's on DVR - Steve C Team Marina
Monique Judge
There's always something malfunctioning at a Purple Line station.
True story. Somehow I end up on buses more than trains when on the purple line. - Steve C Team Marina
NBC Is Ready to Name Weir and Lipinski as Its Top Figure Skating Broadcast Team - -
NBC Is Ready to Name Weir and Lipinski as Its Top Figure Skating Broadcast Team -
"Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski, whose critical, entertaining and fashion-conscious figure skating analysis on NBCSN drew praise during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, have earned an expected promotion to the lead team for the sport on the NBC Sports Group. NBC will announce the change Wednesday. “Tara and Johnny are a very authentic team,” Jim Bell, the executive producer of NBC Olympics, said in a telephone interview. “They’re fun and fresh. They’re not afraid to offer strong opinions and come back and take a selfie on Instagram.” He added: “You look for their kind of chemistry. You can’t make it up.” Lipinski and Weir will be the prime-time voices of figure skating for NBC during the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, but will start in their new roles during the NBC broadcast of Skate America on Sunday. They are replacing Scott Hamilton, the 1984 Olympic men’s ice skating gold medalist, who began calling the Winter Olympics for CBS in 1992, and Sandra Bezic. Tracy Wilson, NBC’s ice dancing and scoring analyst, survived the cast changes." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"Terry Gannon, who hosted the NBCSN coverage with Lipinski and Weir, will take over for Tom Hammond. Hamilton will become a special correspondent for major figure skating events, like the Winter Olympics and the United States nationals. Weir, Lipinski and Gannon were on the air from Sochi for hours at a time on NBCSN, calling every figure skating routine except for those in the new team... more... - Jessie
I missed the Olympics this year because of no TV but I remember hearing about them. Good to know I can still see them in the future. - Jessie
Weir was the best thing about the Olympics....him and his hair and outfits. - Mary Carmen
And his makeup ^ - Steve C Team Marina
Yvonne Renee
Yesterday was pretty sucktastic on so many levels. For now, we are a 1-car family. Let's hope the transmission fix isn't too costly!
Steve C Team Marina
Tyreke Evans Gets Away with Ridiculous Travel in Preseason Game | Bleacher Report -
Tyreke Evans Gets Away with Ridiculous Travel in Preseason Game | Bleacher Report
"It was a travel worthy of The Proclaimers, and it went completely uncalled. Traveling, however, is a time-honored tradition in the league. Even the greats—especially the greats—have been known to utilize shuffling and footwork to get to the basket." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Vampire Hunter DYSP
Exclusive: 'Guardians' Soundtrack To Be Released On Cassette Tape | Billboard -
Exclusive: 'Guardians' Soundtrack To Be Released On Cassette Tape | Billboard
"The Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 soundtrack will be issued on cassette Nov. 28. It was already issued earlier on compact disc, digital download and vinyl LP." - Vampire Hunter DYSP from Bookmarklet
Sweet my truck stands ready to play it. - Steve C Team Marina
Vampire Hunter DYSP
5 Schools Freaking Out About Ebola Because They Don’t Realize Africa Is A Really Big Continent via @thinkprogress
5 Schools Freaking Out About Ebola Because They Don’t Realize Africa Is A Really Big Continent via @thinkprogress
Maybe we should build some sort of camps or something, and provide "free housing" for all of the Americans of African descent; you know, just to be safe. #racism - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
And since Mexico is part of Africa we'll have to include Mexican American's in that housing. Ugh - Steve C Team Marina
Obviously, Steve. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Maybe we can give them special badges, too. You know, like triangles or some other shape. - Vampire Hunter DYSP
I think a big scarlet E on the clothing of anyone who has ever been outside the United States (or has ancestors from outside the United States) should suffice. - Stephen Mack
How about this one? Fisherman from Equatorial Guinea (different country than Guinea) has been at sea for two months. Landed in northern Peru on October 9. Two days later, went to Lima to board a plane to fly back home, but he "showed signs of a fever and other symptoms associated with Ebola." They put him in the hospital, even though they don't think he has ebola. - bentley
Always happy to call the parents. Never know what kind of mood Dad is going to be in. Guess what kind of mood he was in today?
He was so giddy he was shitting skittles? - Steve C Team Marina
HAHAHAHA! Sadly, no. - Jed from iPhone
Steve C Team Marina
Big Head Todd and The Monsters - Broken Hearted Savior (Live at the Fillmore Auditorium) - YouTube -
Big Head Todd and The Monsters - Broken Hearted Savior (Live at the Fillmore Auditorium) - YouTube
Big Head Todd and the Monsters Sister Sweetly complete album concert playing these days on AXS and Palladia. Great album if you get a chance to catch the show. And if you don't own Sister Sweetly by Big Head Todd correct your error now. - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
I will correct that error now! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Bonus the Brother John track at end of album counts as a nursery song for bedtime Tam. - Steve C Team Marina
Meg VMeg
Have you ever bought a Macbook battery off Ebay/somewhere? How did that work out for you?
The old ones that are user-replaceable without voiding the warranty? I used to buy them all the time from MacMall and MacConnection: no problems. Haven't bought any of the aftermarket batteries when the switched to the non-user-replaceable ones, though. - Mark Trapp
intriguing... - Meg VMeg
Yes I have bought them for my old Macbook Pro with no problems. I just read reviews first and then found that model on cheapest site. - Steve C Team Marina
I would avoid used, because MacBook replaceable batteries warp, and you won't know if it's warped until you install it and your machine kernel panics. #btdt #severaltimes - RepoRat
If you need a 2007 model MBP (pre-unibody) battery let me know. I bought a replacement battery but the laptop it's in died. The battery itself is probably fine - I can meter it and see if it still seems to be in shape and if so send it to you. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Melly - #TeamMarina
I just realised I've had my oven mitts longer than I've had my husband. No wonder they're looking worse for wear. #fb
And does your husband as well? - Uli
Put them both on EBAY and see if the used mitts or the used husband goes for more. - Steve C Team Marina
Here's Why Facebook Never Created a 'Dislike' Button | Adweek -
Here's Why Facebook Never Created a 'Dislike' Button | Adweek
"In an interview with the creator of the Like button, former Facebook CTO Bret Taylor (who these days runs mobile app Quip), TechRadar reports that a Dislike button was often discussed but consistently scrapped because "the negativity of that button has a lot of unfortunate consequences." While the Like button was born largely to unclutter feeds riddled with positive one-word comments like "wow" and "cool," Taylor says, Facebook felt that it was actually better to corner the more negative users into leaving a comment explaining their opinions. "I have the feeling that if there were to be a 'Dislike' button is that you would end up with these really negative social aspects to it," Taylor says. "If you want to dislike something, you should probably write a comment, because there's probably a word for what you want to say."" - Jessie from Bookmarklet
That Bret guy, not half bad. - Steve C Team Marina
He's good with a quip. - Todd Hoff
There may not be a dislike button, but you can always leave this in a comment: 👎 - April Russo
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