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Pope Francis: the choice to not have children is selfish -
Pope Francis: the choice to not have children is selfish
"Pope Francis has chided couples who choose not to have children , saying the decision was a “selfish” act. The statement, which he made in his general audience in St Peter’s Square, will be seen as especially controversial in Italy, which has recorded a steady drop in its birth rate for decades. “A society with a greedy generation, that doesn’t want to surround itself with children, that considers them above all worrisome, a weight, a risk, is a depressed society,” the pope said." - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Dear Pope, you don't have any children yourself, f' off. - Steve C, Team Marina
Lemme have a talk with him. I wouldn't make a good parent and I can't afford (financially) to be a good parent. It would be more selfish of me to have children DESPITE not being qualified to be a good parent than to not have them. Plus, we have more than 7 billion people on the planet...everyone could have better lives in some way if there were fewer of us fighting over resources.... - Spidra Webster
Yah, so we're selfish and self absorbed. Also doesn't want to pass on some genetic issues. I feel so selfish - Kevin Johnson from Android
It reminds me of exactly the same sort of rhetoric in Japan (but mainly from politicians.) It didn't work, because, of course, that WASN'T the problem. - Jennifer Dittrich
I knew there would eventually be some old Church doctrine he would preach to make me hang my head. - Michael W. May
He's not as different from Benedict as it might sometimes appear. - John (bird whisperer)
"The Catholic Church promoting having lots of kids in a speech about kids is our feature story but first let's take a look at our ongoing series about the wetness of water". - Johnny
What's selfish is bringing a child into the world for the wrong reasons. People are awesome until they begin share their opinions. - Benny Bucko <Team Melly>
This is especially selfish considering we have a serious lack of humans on the planet. Oh, wait... - Jenny H.
I forgive him - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
I ripped him a new one on twitter for this. - Colette
Since April, I've written the equivalent of a book in FreakSugar articles. O.O This helps convince me that I've got the ability and endurance to write an entire actual book.
Go for it! - Corinne L
Yes! - bentley
Damn it how am I going to keep up with Jed conquering the world without FF? - Steve C, Team Marina
Are you on the FB? - Jed from iPhone
No, there are predators there. I'm not old enough. - Steve C, Team Marina
Boo! I sent you a DM of how to find me, then. - Jed
Thanks for the support, everyone. :) - Jed
No doubt! So, I'll give you an early Congrats! :) - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Dan Harmon's first book was his misc blogs and other internet writings collated into a book. I believe it was done behind his back by his friends, as a birthday gift to him. But it's also great because who wants to try to track down old MySpace blogs now? - Andrew C (✔)
Good point! I don't even have my old MySpace password anymore. And I can't remember which email address to use. - Jed
Baby Paleo Diet = Breast milk from the source. Who needs a book for that?
Babies can't read anyway. - Steve C, Team Marina
Victor Ganata
Study links Disneyland measles outbreak to low vaccination rates - L.A. Times #CaptainObvious
…and not because of the undocumented like some racist assholes would have us believe. - Victor Ganata
"In order to establish herd immunity, between 96% and 99% of the population must be vaccinated, experts say." - Victor Ganata
Huh. Maybe it's because I don't watch TV "news," but I never heard that "undocumented" stuff around here--mostly rich idiots in Marin County and others listening to semi-stars and (some) chiropractors. - walt crawford
Yes down here near Disney we haven't had any blame on undocumented (thank goodness) it's all been pointed back to wealthy neighborhoods where it dies on the vine as money makes the rules here as much as anywhere. - Steve C, Team Marina
Walt and Steve, it's probably because you've had the good sense not to expand comments on Facebook posts. - Victor Ganata
Ugh ergh well, yes, that too. There are a lot of idiots (I was going to say "racist idiots" but there are lots more besides) on FB. - walt crawford
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Happy birthday, Z. - Just another Bubba
I need more information about this cake. - Corinne L
Happy Birthday! - Katy S
Happy birthday! - bentley
Happy birthday! - Spidra Webster
Happy birthday - obe
Thanks, FFeeps! <3 🍓 - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Woo birthday! {Zee} - Pete's Got To Go
Thank you, Pete! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Happy birthday all mighty Zulema with the prettiest name ever. - Steve C, Team Marina
Happy Birthday, Z! - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @frank_chimero: This short interview with Janelle Monáe on contemporary artistry and creative families is perfect.
RT @frank_chimero: This short interview with Janelle Monáe on contemporary artistry and creative families is perfect.
"In the very beginning, I used Jim Collins' book Built to Last to figure out my core values. And then I gave those core values to everyone I worked with: Atlantic Records, CoverGirl, etc., and as I embarked on new creative projects or business partnerships, I weighed my core values and the proposed opportunity and I decided accordingly. Style is important, having fun and being whimsical... more... - Steve C, Team Marina
Steve C, Team Marina
Mom and Grandma have conspired to teach the baby to say "ma ma." Which has actually worked he now says "ma ma" to everything. The cat, the table, food and drink, dad, mom, grandma, the mailman, the stroller. All are known as "ma ma" or "ma ma ma ma ma ma ma" with an occasional click thrown in to to honor African roots i guess.
Thanks to my father my first word was "potato." He apparently stood over my crib for hours and hours repeating it again and again. - Soup in a TARDIS
Next thing to teach him is "NOT THE MAMA". - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
My sister's first word was "tiger" because I did what soup's dad did. She immediately forgot it a day or two later, and didn't say anything else for another month. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Be forewarned: there may come a time in this kid's life when you regret ever having taught him to walk or talk. ;-P - Anne Bouey
I feel that way about some of my coworkers Anne ^ - Steve C, Team Marina
How does the saying go? You spend the first part of their life teaching them to walk and talk and the rest of it telling them to sit down and shut up? ;-) - That's So CAJ!
Anne Bouey
For ellbeecee: The pineapple survived, but the watermelon didn't. :(
Looks like it died with a smile on its face, though. - Spidra Webster
waka waka - bentley
poor thing. - ellbeecee from Android
@Betsy: Pac Melon - Big Joe Silenced
"Feed me, Seymour!" My first thought when I saw the watermelon... :) - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Name that watermelon Audrey. - April Russo (FForever!)
thats a pacman face.. after he got its treat .. :)- - Peter Dawson
For its funeral I recommend not flushing it down the toilet. - Steve C, Team Marina
That watermelon is totally laughing at the pineapple's haircut. - Hookuh Tinypants The FriendFeed team : Don Not Shut Down the FriendFeed! - ‌‌ ‌‌گرگان نت ‌‌‌ (✓)
Anne Bouey
6.0 Earthquake centered a few miles away did some damage here.
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I was like "HOLY HELL!!!1!1!" until I realised the portrait photos are landscape here :) - Johnny from iPhone
Whoa. Everybody okay? - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Hope y'all are ok. - Kirsten from Android
Everyone is fine. Despite what the photos show, the house didn't flip over! Pics just showed up sideways. :) - Anne Bouey from iPhone
When I saw the epicenter, I wondered if you guys were unscathed. Glad to hear. - Anika
Power is out so we'll see if there's damage to the house in daylight. - Anne Bouey from iPhone
that poor pineapple ;) (glad everyone is ok) - ellbeecee from Android
Glad you're okay. - MoTO Boychick Devil
Glad everyone is okay. Stay safe! - Kristin from iPhone
I didn't think it was that big! It woke us up, but I was thinking it was in the 4.x range. I'm glad you are okay and hope that, in the daylight, the damage isn't worse. - vicster.
Glad you're OK. - Eric Logan
I'm glad you guys are okay. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Glad you're all ok! - Mary Carmen from iPhone
But how is the beautiful deck??? Oh and the kitty? :) - Steve C, Team Marina
Very glad you guys are okay. You were the first person I thought of when I heard where it was. *hugs* - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Yeesh. Felt it here in Sac so I knew it had to be a big one. Glad you're okay, Anne. - Corinne L
Just saw the news and raced to check in. I'm glad you're okay! - joey
Glad you're ok! I now understand why the previous owners of my house had baby proofing on lower AND upper cabinets. Wondering if I should put them back on... - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
^ Good idea - Stephan Planken from iPhone
((((Anne)))) - VALZONE#SCREWED
Earthquake putty for display items. Can't recommend it enough <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Glad you're OK. "hugs" - #cryptic from FFHound(roid)!
(((( )))) ... hope you are doing OK!! - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Glad to hear you're OK! - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Scary. I felt it all the way down here in Watsonville. - Rodfather from Android
glad you all are ok! - holly #ravingfangirl
Happy to hear that no one was hurt! - Jenny H. from Android The FriendFeed team : Don Not Shut Down the FriendFeed! - ‌‌ ‌‌گرگان نت ‌‌‌ (✓)
Apart from that person spamming your feed, that petition has hardly any signups, only 156 but they need 100,000! I doubt its success - Halil
Anne Bouey
50 Books Every Parent Should Read to Their Child – Flavorwire -
50 Books Every Parent Should Read to Their Child – Flavorwire
50 Books Every Parent Should Read to Their Child – Flavorwire
"According to a new study, the hallowed practice of bedtime reading is falling by the wayside — and that some quarter of a million children in the UK do not own a single book. This is a terrible shame, as regular bedtime stories have been shown to increase children’s performance in school, and are also awesome and can help create strong lifetime bonds, both with literature and with parents. So, from the peanut gallery of those who loved being read to (and still wouldn’t say no to a bedtime story): 50 books that every parent should read to their child. For the purposes of this list, we’re only considering books aimed primarily at children under 10 (according to the School Library Journal), which means you won’t find outstanding children’s chapter books like The Hobbit, A Wrinkle in Time, Patricia C. Wrede’s Enchanted Forest Chronicles, or C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia here, nor will you find mention of your favorite bespectacled wizard — the idea being that these are books kids are... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
I recently realized that The Little Prince is considered to be a children's book... I was astonished. - Lo
My kids were completely mystified by The Little Prince. - Stephen Mack
Great list, though. I'd quibble about which Roald Dahl book they picked, but beyond that not many complaints. - Stephen Mack
I'd add "Library Lion" by Michelle Knudsen. (Here's a version being read: - Stephen Mack
And no Wrinkle In Time? - Stephen Mack
I first read Library Lion as a grown-up when I was cataloguing a Spanish edition. I *adore* the drawings. The one that stands out is when the lion is outside, standing in the rain. - bentley
Quite a few of my favorites from childhood are in there! :D - Soup in a TARDIS
I help with 'Reading Partners', and go to a Sunnyvale elementary school and read with 2nd and 3rd graders twice a week for 45 minutes. Last year my 2 girls increased their reading levels dramatically and it is very rewarding. I think I have read most of those books to them over the year. - sam williams
Cool thanks Anne - Steve C, Team Marina The FriendFeed team : Don Not Shut Down the FriendFeed! - ‌‌ ‌‌گرگان نت ‌‌‌ (✓)
Louis Gray
You Can't Achieve Equality by Expecting Everyone to be the Same -
You Can't Achieve Equality by Expecting Everyone to be the Same
You Can't Achieve Equality by Expecting Everyone to be the Same
"Speaking up or talking about hard issues like racial bias or diversity, or calling for attentiton to inherent problems, makes it possible I'll misspeak and say something quotable where I don't want it. It's instead much easier to sit quiet and let other people fight their battles - to watch big conflicts and flareups remotely, trivializing someone else's experience, as something that's not happening here. But even in the 'burbs, and in our corporate offices, there are issues. We may not see unarmed men shot 12 times and killed in our hallways, but there are opportunities to bring down or build up our peers daily, and most of us aren't doing much to aid their quiet struggles." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
Great article. (Also, love that second pic of Erica.) - Stephen Mack
I like both those pictures of Erica! Thanks, Stephen. - Louis Gray
Thanks. I was just about to give up on the possibility of MLK's dream. - Alfred C. Ingram
I hate all pictures of Erica equally. - EricaJoy
RT @doctorow: The REAL ‘Lone Ranger’ Was An African American Lawman Who Lived With Native American Indians
RT @doctorow: The REAL ‘Lone Ranger’ Was An African American Lawman Who Lived With Native American Indians
And rocked a sweet 'stache - Steve C, Team Marina
Andrew C (✔)
Guess Which Disney Princess Emma Watson is About to Play | Whoa | Oh My Disney -
Guess Which Disney Princess Emma Watson is About to Play | Whoa | Oh My Disney
"Fashion icon and actress Emma Watson just got cast as — drumroll please — Belle! She’ll be playing the bookish beauty in an upcoming live-action interpretation of Beauty and the Beast." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
Works for me - Steve C, Team Marina
Yup, that's totally what I would have guessed too. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
What is with the internet this morning only Twitter works. FriendFeed is 504, Swarm is over capacity... I paid my phone bill!!
Did you pay mine though? - Steve C, Team Marina
Friendfeed is getting slammed - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Wish I was getting slammed... #badumtshhh - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Wine obtained. In hotel room glass. #highclass
Photo on 2015-03-12 at 7.32 PM #4.jpg
Cheers. - Micah
cheers monsieur wittman. wine-obtaining is the best thing on earth, closely followed by the lack of hemorrhoids and jalapeno peppers. - Alfonker Tapir
olm ya dghadgahj - furi
please don't feel like we're trolling you, we are just some of the distinguished members of the well-known "micah wittman appreciation brigade" from turkey, whose lives became incalculably easier thanks to your image zoom extension, and wanted to say helloez, especially since I'm also drinking some bulgarian rakia right now v__v. - Alfonker Tapir
^^ <3 - Kristin
^^ yes! - Kevin Johnson
Bulgarian rakia? All is forgiven. :) Seriously, Alfonker, I'm blown away by how many people I've reached by crafting that little extension, among the others. The end of FF is nigh, but friendship will go on. - Micah
micah, there is a Turkish legend; a fallen man called Kayahan pursuits love for years and years, he digs mountains, builds tunnels binding Europe and Anatolia by a huge underwater tube named Marmaray in order to keep tracking his beloved one but dies before fulfilling his destiny of coming together with his lover. A bad man called Tayyip imprisons the girl on an island called Imrali and... more... - doper
ahahsdha abi kayahan mı ya hahashdah - Alfonker Tapir
yolu sevgiden geçen herkesle bir gün bir yerde buluşmaz mıyız abi? çeviremedim de bunu. (micah sorry, i am trying to explain my bad translation) - doper
all those, whose road crosses the land of love, we'll surely meet, one fateful day. - ufuk
(see micah, that's a perfect translation ) - doper
Awesomeness to this discussion. - Steve C, Team Marina
This is the best. - Stephen Mack
+1 -- Oops, wrong network. :) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
holly #ravingfangirl
i am trying to go through my feed and delete some of the older unnecessary stuff and i keep getting distracted with reading posts. le sigh.
Holly just called one of you old and unnecessary, as a southern (california) gentlemen I won't point out who it is. :) - Steve C, Team Marina
hey now! it's me who is the master of old and unnecessary. ;) - holly #ravingfangirl
Stephen Mack
Holly says this is so good it hurts
Holly says this is so good it hurts
(Testing the YouTube URL thing.) - Stephen Mack
I can't see it around Ryan Adams hair. - Steve C, Team Marina
Ha! He is one hirsute fellow, that Ryan. - Corinne L
Holy crap Johnny Depp can rock it on guitar. - Steve C, Team Marina
In the segments where Butch is talking about making the album, I keep thinking he looks so much like the actor who plays Tom Keene on "The Blacklist." - Corinne L
Oh man Corinne you're right! - Steve C, Team Marina
heh i can see that too. and yes, ryan's hair has its own zip code. - holly #ravingfangirl
Deniz Eda Goze
I feel like poop.
Would you like to babysit then? - Steve C, Team Marina
RT @wsj: A powdered alcohol intended to be mixed with water like instant tea received federal approval:
RT @wsj: A powdered alcohol intended to be mixed with water like instant tea received federal approval:
hmm i'd try it once - Steve C, Team Marina
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Derrick Whips His Hair Back and Forth -
Derrick Whips His Hair Back and Forth
x__x - Derrick
How can you NOT love Derrick??? <3 - VALZONE#SCREWED
Everyone needs some Derrick in their life! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
*bump* I WANNA JAM LIKE D! <3 - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
how can you NOT love this man??? - VALZONE#SCREWED
*bump* I needed this. ;) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Anne Bouey
#askmeanything I'll play. (but I'm not very good with favorites)
What brought you to FF? - LB needs a break. from Android
Have you always lived in California? - vicster.
Is the job you have now the one you wanted when you were little? - Spidra Webster
My son signed me up on FF before it was launched (9/23/07). He's one of the founders. :) - Anne Bouey
What makes for a good salad, in your opinion? - Meg VMeg
Is Jim your favorite? (Feel free to not answer, just making a joke.) - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Except for eight years in Colorado I've spent my life here. I'm a native San Franciscan. - Anne Bouey
What are some of the top travel spots still to visit on your bucket list? - Tamara J. B.
My job is the one I wanted when I was little, but I'd probably have changed it if I had been choosing in my 20s. - Anne Bouey
A sweet childhood memory? - AHnix (Anna Haro)
A good salad, hmm. Spinach with fruit and nuts. - Anne Bouey
Jim is my favorite son. :) - Anne Bouey
I'd still like to see South America, Russia, more of Africa, and much of the mideast (not likely to happen). I regret missing the opportunity to see Egypt when it was stable. - Anne Bouey
I have general happy childhood memories with my family until my mom died when I was eleven. That made us grow up pretty fast. There's a lot I don't recall until I'm reminiscing with my brothers. - Anne Bouey
A sweet memory you have with your children? - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Cross-country skiing with them in Colorado. I was very pregnant with the last one and carried another on my back. My husband also had one on his back and was pulling a sled with the oldest in it. - Anne Bouey
Who is your favorite relative by marriage living in the hood in So Cal? (PS don't forget I know where you live) - Steve C, Team Marina
Oh, Steve C., you, of course, in the LB area. :) - Anne Bouey
I'll take it. Follow up which of your kids is your favorite? And which is your least favorite? And what does it take to jump ahead of your least favorite and into your family? - Steve C, Team Marina
I'm going to be that mom at whose funeral each of the kids shows up wearing an I'm Mom's Favorite shirt because I secretly told each of them he/she was my favorite. :) You're already a part of the family, no need to do anything more. - Anne Bouey
Will you marry me? - Melly
Which do you think will get you first, instant karma or the rhythm? - Corinne L
Are you religious, Anne? - Jenny H. from Android
Which of the kitties is your favorite? - Jessie
Melly, of course, but I come with four grown kids. :) - Anne Bouey
Corinne, definitely the rhythm. - Anne Bouey
Janet, I'll have to think about that one. :) - Anne Bouey
Jenny, yes. - Anne Bouey
Jessie, hmmm. - Anne Bouey
I know. You have three winners at home, so it's hard to choose. - Jessie
I'm sure you can't decide, Anne, because Butterbuns is not currently in residence. He's clearly the best. - Soup in a TARDIS
Best compliment ever received? - AHnix (Anna Haro)
What's the longest piece of writing you've very memorized and recited publicly? (e.g. soliloquy from a play, a poem, essay, verses from a holy text, a song, etc...)
A few pages from Hamlet (Act II, Scene 2) for high school honors English. - Stephen Mack
Stephen, cool. Was you assignment specifically to memorize that bit of Hamlet? - Micah
Steve, how long did it take you to feel like you had it down pat? - Micah
The entire musical, Les Misérables [excepting the strictly male numbers]. - Jenny H.
(Sidenote: *squeee*—I looove Les Misérables) - Micah
Me too, MICHAH. Still. :) - Jenny H.
The Hamlet soliloquy. I was so nervous my voice was quavering. The teacher thought I was emoting and wanted to put me in a Shakespeare contest. I declined. - Spidra Webster
I read the book in Jr High and saw the play in Orange County (a long time ago) in that theatre with the rotating circular floor. Kelly, when did you perform it? - Micah
Paul Revere's Ride - Jessie
Steve, different but the same: forgetting my formation steps during a field performance in my HS marching band—yeah, the sweat that starts pouring out, oye. :) - Micah
Spidra I don't whether or not to say you doth protested too much. :>) - Micah
Jessie, what was the occasion for performing Paul Revere? - Micah
One or another of the French poems I recited in French class in high school. The poems weren't very long, maybe 20 lines or so. - John (bird whisperer)
John, did you take much French, or just one year? - Micah
Probably Mark Antony's speech in Julius Caesar. - Akiva
My social security number - Todd Hoff
Todd, I effectively have two—have only one memorized. - Micah
Akiva, where did you perform it? - Micah
Madison Square Garden. - Akiva
(And by that, I mean 10th grade English class.) - Akiva
Well. - Micah
I think it was 5th grade history class? - Jessie
I played Prospero in The Tempest. The guy had a bajillion lines, including one extremely long monologue. - chrisofspades
The Highwayman ( In 7th or 8th grade? - Marianne
Not sure. I did theatre for 15+ years, and memorized a whole crapton of plays and musicals, and then a lot of monologues for various theatre competitions. I'd be hard pressed to figure out which was the longest. - Hookuh Tinypants
Either the Jaberwocky or the Centepede's poems about Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge from James and the Giant Peach. - kendrak
Oof. Good lord, all those prayers in catechism...*shudders* between first communion and's no surprise I still remember every single prayer now, a full 25 years after I stopped attending church. - Hookuh Tinypants
The Lord's Prayer, probably. I can't remember having memorized and recited anything else. - Eivind
The Bells by Edgar Allen Poe. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
the opening soliloquy from Richard III, I think - Bren
Jaques' monologue from As You Like It - Kristin
I think it was a sonnet for english class. I forgot which grade. - Rodfather
Apparently I've blocked it from memory. I can recite The Beasties Boys "Paul Revere" from memory though, FWIW. - Derrick
Dozens of old ballads when I was a Folkie back in the 60's. Barbara Allen, Mary Hamilton, The Unquiet Grave, The Bonnie Earl of Murray, stuff like that. The "Quality of Mercy" speech just so I could study it. A couple more Shakespeare things for English class. Always wanted to learn the Canterbury Tales Prologue in Middle English but never got very far. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
My best man speech for my best man. Three pages written I think. Still stands as greatest in history. :) - Steve C, Team Marina
1 Corinthians chapter 13. - Steven Perez
Jkram, my parents had a paperback book of jokes & ribald poems from Playboy. Dirty pictures too. Drunken Fool was in there! Also some stuff by Shel Silverstein. I sneaked & read that book so often, I'm sure I had a lot of it memorized. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
*bump* — this was a fun list to tease out. - Micah
For school (poetry class in college): Columbus, by Ogden Nash. - bentley
For myself, most of St. Crispin's Day Speech, starting with "This day is call’d the feast of Crispian." - bentley
All of Prospero's lines from a junior high production of The Tempest. - chrisofspades
"It Couldn't Be Done" for middle school English. "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd" for high school English. - LB needs a break. from Android
Mary Carmen
I am having a downer of a night, so: Let this be the thread where we say what we love about one another. #theFFinalCountdown
I love Holly because finds hilarious stuff that I find hilarious. And many a time we have thought the same thoughts. I love people who just get how my brain works. - Mary Carmen
I love Helen because she gets me, she's super nice yet has a streak of sass that's awesome. She's so caring and loves Marina as much as I could ever want in a god mother for M. - Tamara J. B.
I love Gabrielle because she is who she is and makes no apologies. I respect the hell out of that. Plus, she's super duper loyal and tells it like it is; that take a real friend. - Tamara J. B.
I love you, MC, because you have a ginormous heart , you're honest and I admire you so much for how great of a wife and mother you are. - Tamara J. B.
I love Vicster because she's no nonsense but still remains such a sweet soul. I love how she adores her cats and how genuinely kind she is. Plus, I just love that she's a bit mysterious in a way. - Tamara J. B.
I love Tam because she is ferocious in her love & loyalty to those she cares about. She will give her last dollar to someone in need. - Corinne L
I love MC because she's so real, has such a huge heart and personality, and defends her friends and family to the ends of the earth. - Stephen Mack
I love MC for her east coast sass and capacity for love and kindness. She has your back, period. - Corinne L
I love all y'all because you see the good in me and remind me about it. - Mary Carmen
I love Vicster for her generous spirit, her willingness to answer all my questions and let me couch surf, her devotion and wit, her excellent taste in restaurants. - Corinne L
I love Stephen for his warmth and kindness, banter, and great disposition. He was super sweet to me when we first met and I will never forget that. - Corinne L
I love Stephen because he loves to have fun. Doesn't care who is watching, he just loves to be happy and have fun. Plus, he is a mean square-dancer. - Mary Carmen
I need to amend my post for MC to include that I love how generous and charitable she is; more than we probably know and that's saying a lot because she totally goes above and beyond for friends and strangers alike. Also, I love how brave she is; she'll share her biggest fears, when she's been ridiculed and totally honest when she's feeling down. Not a lot of people are that brave and confident in who they are to be so open. - Tamara J. B.
I love Corinne for her wit, loyalty, impressive knowledge of pop culture, how fun and up for anything she is, and her constant desire to seek personal growth. - Tamara J. B.
I love Stephen because he's the definition of a friend in all the ways. He's just such a loveable, free-spirit and probably the most supportive person I've ever met. - Tamara J. B.
MC, i love you for all those same reasons. :D what everyone has said is true - you do have the biggest heart and care so much. my life is so much better for having you in it - and while our friendship started on twitter FF is really where i grew to know and love you. - holly #ravingfangirl
I love Corinne for how generous in her writing advice and kind words she's been to me. She rocks the party. - Jed from iPhone
I love MC because in the best sense of things she is real. And open- she will let you into her heart. And she sounds like a New Yorker should ;D - Pete's Got To Go
I love myself till my hand gets tired then i switch hands to make it seem like another person loves me too. :) - Steve C, Team Marina
Steve. - Kristin
I will miss all of you because you made me feel a part of this tribe, even though I lurk most of the time. I will miss the smiles and chuckles and "D'aww!" that I find every day. I've met some amazing people and I hope to continue knowing them after The Last Day. Y'all are the *shiznit*. - Ruth Kneale
^ Ruth, thank you for posting. I often wonder how many people there are who read these words but rarely or never post, and yet do feel a part of the community (which you are). - Stephen Mack
AHnix (Anna Haro)
Where are they now?/ I miss those folks #ffedition
Live4Soccer - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Joel & Michelle - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Michelle is pretty active on Twitter: - John (bird whisperer)
3 (ha3rvey) - BDE
Thanks John. I think most of the folks who were once active on here can be found on Twitter. I joined Twitter years ago, but never went back. Maybe I will one day. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Leather Donut. ;P - AHnix (Anna Haro)
They're all regulars on Twitter, but Joel posts more on Facebook than Twitter. (Doesn't really want to know what happened to Leather Donut...) - Jenny H. from Android
LOL @ Leather Donut. - John (bird whisperer)
haha! I don't recall specifics. I just remember being like, 'eww, stawp' right before I blocked him. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Tinfoil - Stephen Mack
joshhaley - BDE
Haggis. - Steven Perez from Android
rah - BDE
You can find both Haggis and Josh Haley on FB. :) They're regular contributors there. - Hookuh Tinypants
Awwww... *cries more* - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Stephen, he's @tfoil2 on Twitter. - Jenny H. from Android
Yeah, Slippy... I really hope he's okay. Also, Tina - MoTO Boychick Devil
rah seems to be active on twitter randomly and I'll see him sometimes on G+ & Facebook. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Mona is on Facebook but really only lets people she knows personally as a sub. She should still be relatively accessible on Twitter tho. :) Tina is on Facebook as well. :) - Hookuh Tinypants
Who was the lady that used to subscribe to everyone, delete her account, subscribe to everyone ... Judy? - Kristin
^There were two ladies that did that, no? - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Judy Jones - John (bird whisperer)
Thanks, John! Anyone know where she is? ;) - Kristin
CeeBee. He's on twitter. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Louis Simoneau - Brent Schaus from iPhone
directeur - BDE
People I miss but they are relatively easy to find: Trish Haley, Derrick, Kisha. - Corinne L
I still see Live4Soccer on Pinterest. Emma too. - Shevonne
robert scoble (runs away, ducking) - chaz2b
I talk to slippy sometimes over email. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Give him my best, would you? - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
Just Katie - Stephen Mack
@Stephen, is 'Just Katie' the same person as 'keke bird'? - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Kristin, you might mean Jill? dogs, knitter, military husband? - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Aww, yeah, she was a sweetie! - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Will do. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
What happened to Anna Haro, the lesbian? - Trish R
I miss Emma. I see her pins sometimes on Pinterest, which are always awesome. - Trish R
Only for you, Trish. Lmao - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Joel, Michelle, and Mona are all active on Twitter. - Rochelle
Anna, <3. Damn, when FF first started, it was hilarious and so much fun. - Trish R
^Yeeeesss! - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Lol - Micah from iPhone
Tad and Lindsay. I usually see them around FB and G+. - chrisofspades
Tad's pretty active on Twitter too. - rønin
Chris Harley, Denton Gentry. - Micah
Does anyone here keep in touch with Mark and Lindsey? - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Yup! I'm friended to them on FB. They're still a hoot as always. :) - Hookuh Tinypants
^oh, cool! Yeah, I saw a bunch of ffundercats stuff on here, and was like, 'wait a minute!' - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Chris Harley's quite active on Facebook. It's still all about the sailing. I get a vicarious nautical education. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Lindsey and I always chat on Pinterest. <3 her. I see edythe and embee on Twitter. I miss Robin (cultural..I think). - Shevonne
^alright, I'm joining Pinterest. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Lindsey and Mark were so great! Also the other Mark, Mark Krynsky, I see him around the intertubes. - Laura Norvig
laura x
Sunday I told a boy I liked him and he said he wasn't interested in me. Monday FriendFeed announced it was shutting down. Yesterday my ex-best friend's mother died at age 60. Today I have a runny nose and a sore throat and feel like I'm getting a fever. Any bets on what tomorrow will bring?
Oh, that is a whole heap of crappy. I am hoping tomorrow brings a restful day full of good things. - Jennifer Dittrich
Oof, rough week! I really hope that it gets better from here on out. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Re: The boy. I could cut him if you like? His loss either way. Sorry to hear about your loss. Get better soon. The sun will come up tomorrow. We will face stuff as best we can, together. How's that? - MoTO Boychick Devil
I am so sorry. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
***hugs*** - Kirsten
(((laura))) - Jenny H. from Android
That's a lot to take in I'm sorry. - Steve C, Team Marina
I will hold Bee's coat. *shoulder punch* - Pete's Got To Go
Courage, sister. - Corinne L
Way too much for 4 days - sending good thoughts for Thursday. - Jen
More (((hugs))) but also, that's three things and three means you have reached the statute of limitations for this week. - Galadriel C.
Even moar {hugs}. - Joe
Still standing?! - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
You all are the bestest. - laura x
laura his loss your gain. - ♫Maurice the Dolphin♫
And today a member of my church died from cancer. She's one of the first people I told when I decided I was ready to announce publicly that I was pregnant. We were at a retreat my mom organizes, and her husband was leading one of the tracks. She'd never had kids, but she always asked after mine. - laura x
:(((( - Meg VMeg
Oh Laura, I'm so very sorry. (((hugs))) - Galadriel C.
I'm so sorry, doll. - Corinne L
I'm sorry your week is so tough. {{hugs}} - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
*HUGS* Laura! - Katie
Rachel Lea Fox
Caption needed?!
"You da man!" - Kevin Fox from iPhone
I'm wearing my red t-shirt, how about you? - Mike Nencetti
Only you can prevent and/or start forest fires. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I'll bet *you* took my shoes. - Kevin Johnson
"I'm watching you!" with creepy music in the background. - Brent - Yes I am
"I've got a party in my pants. How about you?" - Brent - Yes I am
"you took my I-phone app and I want it Back!" - Brent - Yes I am
I'm auditioning for the oldest boy band ever - Eric - Final Countdown
YOU owe me money! - the king of the interweb
Don't make me come over there! - Tamara, #TeamMarina
"Kid, I'm looking at you....your user interface design!" - imabonehead
"Pull my finger for the magic to start!" - That's So CAJ!
AJ wins - Jim #teamFFrank
"I want my two dollars!" - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
"I'm helping Rachel test her lighting setup, and I'm pointing at the camera so she can better evaluate the size of her depth of field." The truth can be so boring. :-) - Kevin Fox
Here's looking at you, babe ;) - Clare Dibble
The things we do for our wimmens! - That's So CAJ!
Help me help you - Shaun Trennery
You, yes you, are looking so damn fine. Let me give you a big ole hug. - Brent - Yes I am
I'm thinking you know what happened to my background. - Brent - Yes I am
I don't know Kevin, the expresssion on your face has nothing to do with testing my lights. You are owning that finger! ;) - Rachel Lea Fox
Helping bring Disco back since 1983! - Steve C, Team Marina
Ya put your right foot in, you take your right foot out .... - Brent - Yes I am
oh no zephyrlily, but he is a red shirt!! - Rachel Lea Fox
You guys are disturbing. :-) - Kevin Fox
There's a new Village Person? (inspired in a sideways direction from Brent) - That's So CAJ!
"One, singular sensation...." ok he needs a top hat. - Mike Nencetti
Yeah you, I'm Pointing @ you! - the king of the interweb
LOL Jason! - Rachel Lea Fox
DISAGREE. The Captain needs no caption. - Micah from YouFeed
"I want have my kittehs." :) - Bash
Motivational Speaker - Fu - surf guitar
How did I miss this at the time? Verizon users have a network in their pockets, and we Ffers go everywhere with a posse of clowns in ours. - Mary B: #TeamMonique from iPhone
My iPhone works great on the FF network. - Josh Haley
So does my iPad, come to think of it! - Mary B: #TeamMonique from iPhone
Foxy. - Mark Krynsky
Wow! I forgot about these. Nice! Thanks Mark for the bump. - Rachel Lea Fox
Woo! - Kevin Fox
What does the Fox say? - Joe
Steve C, Team Marina
Middle Schoolers Walk off Court to Stop Bullying of Girl with Down Syndrome | Bleacher Report -
"When three Lincoln Middle School (Kenosha, Wisconsin) basketball players noticed that a cheerleader with Down syndrome was getting bullied during a game, they took action. Lincoln basketball players Miles Rodriguez, Scooter Terrien and Chase Vazquez saw some kids were making fun of cheerleader Desiree Andrews during a game. They found the behavior unacceptable and walked off the court to put an end to the bullying. Michele Fiore of Milwaukee's TMJ4 caught up to Andrews and the basketball players to provide a better look at this story." - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
t-ra needs this place
I can't deal with this right now, y'all. Without this place, without all you beautiful people... I can't fathom it. WORST birthday present EVER.
*hugs* - Kirsten
I am ALL about the Hail Mary hope on this one. Someone please save us!!! - t-ra needs this place
*hugs* - Heather
it's your birthday today? *hugs* and happy day! (even with this bad bad news!) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
(((Tamara))) - Jenny H. from Android
Happy birthday Tamara *hugs * - #cryptic from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday! And sorry :( - Stephen Mack
Happy birthday! - Spidra Webster
Happy birthday! - Andrew C (✔)
Happy birthday, hermana! <3 - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Happy birthday, Tamara! - Anne Bouey
It gets better. Is that when that's appropriate? In any case please find some happy on your happy bday. - Steve C, Team Marina
Happy Birthday! - Big Joe Silenced from iPod
Sorry about the bad news, but Happy Birthday! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Happy birthday anyway,T-Ra. - Micah from FFHound!
Happy Birthday! - vicster.
Happy You Day, tamara sabine - Michael W. May
Happy birthday to youuuuuuuu! - Meg VMeg
Happy birthday in spite of FF. - LB needs a break. from Android
Happy birthday!! - Tamara J. B.
Happy Birthday, Tam. I know the feeling, they announced the sale before my birthday. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Happy birthday, lovely. <3 - Jenny H. from Android
Happy Birthday! - joey
Happy belated birthday, sweetheart. - Alix May from iPhone
oh my gosh y'all. thanks so much for the well wishes! my birthday is actually tomorrow. The Big 4-0! - t-ra needs this place
Happy birthday :-) - Pete's Got To Go from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday + hugs! - Galadriel C.
Happy birthday, doll! - Corinne L
Happy birthday, Tamara! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Happy birthday! - Jennifer Dittrich from iPhone
DB, Lil LB's Dad
I'm gonna miss how Rah always seemed to work at least one shirtless pic of himself into his feed a week. #gonnamissff
I'm thankful we are ending before we get to pantsless - Steve C, Team Marina
Yes that is a good thing. - DB, Lil LB's Dad from Android
Abs of Rah in the middle of winter was a great alternative to paying a heating bill. :D - April Russo (FForever!)
LOL. - Trish R
holly #ravingfangirl
can't stop eating LB's cookies.
Tehehe. - Kristin
#oohgirl I hope they're not stale! - LB needs a break. from Android
I am sure they are firm and delicious. - Pete's Got To Go
*snort* - Melly
They might be dried out and distressed from poor handling. It's hard to say. - LB needs a break. from Android
*moistens LB's biscuits* #what - Pete's Got To Go
*dead* - LB needs a break. from Android
I want cookies! - Sir Shuping is just sir
(I know, I brought it on myself) - holly #ravingfangirl
The only remedy for this is to eat all of the cookies. - Julian
i am working on that, julian. ;) really, i shouldn't just leave them on the kitchen counter where i see them every time i walk in/by/etc. - holly #ravingfangirl
(also, it helps that i am at work today) - holly #ravingfangirl
She is habit forming - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
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