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Indiana law allows Satanists to perform marriages, but not Buddhists - LA Times -
Indiana law allows Satanists to perform marriages, but not Buddhists - LA Times
""At oral argument Indiana's lawyer said that the high priestess of the Church of Satan (along with Wiccans and those who worship Baal) could solemnize marriages under subsection (1), while Buddhists, many other religions, and humanists cannot," read the panel's opinion, which was written by circuit judge Frank Easterbrook. Easterbrook noted that the humanist group in the case could perform "sham" weddings and have the unions later officially solemnized by a court official -- or classify itself a religious organization and call its leader "clergy" -- but both options would be hypocritical, the judge said. "It is irrational to allow humanists to solemnize marriages if, and only if, they falsely declare that they are a 'religion,'" Easterbrook wrote. "It is absurd to give the Church of Satan, whose high priestess avows that her powers derive from having sex with Satan, and the Universal Life Church, which sells credentials to anyone with a credit card, a preferred position over Buddhists, who emphasize love and peace."" - Steve C from Bookmarklet
But the ULC doesn't even require a credit card! -- Reverend Stephen Mack - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Steve C
Dad's heartbreaking Internet plea spurs strangers -
Dad's heartbreaking Internet plea spurs strangers
"Just days after his infant daughter's death, Nathen Steffel asked strangers on the Internet for only one thing: He and his wife wanted a photo of their daughter without the breathing tubes and tape that masked her little face. The response has been overwhelming. Hundreds of photos, sketches and paintings have poured into the family's northwestern Ohio home and their inbox. "I'm getting messages in languages from all over the world," he said Wednesday. "It's more than I can count." His daughter, Sophia, died last Thursday at a Cincinnati hospital from complications of a tumor in her liver, six weeks after she was born in Columbus. She was awaiting a transplant when she died. Her father posted a message on Reddit asking if anyone could use their photo of Sophia in the hospital and remove the tubes attached to her face and wrist. "Since she was in the hospital her whole life we never were able to get a photo without all her tubes," he wrote." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
The internetz can be used for good. It's just rare. - Steve C
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! Seeing one of my favorite artists, @SarahMcLachlan at one of my favorite places, @MoheganSun on Sunday!!
Nice that should be great. - Steve C
So over the moon about it. Cannot wait. - Miriella
Stephen Mack
1000 Forms of Fear by Sia (new album released July 8): $3.99 on Amazon in MP3 format -
1000 Forms of Fear by Sia (new album released July 8): $3.99 on Amazon in MP3 format
It's $7.99 on iTunes and on Google Play. Funny that Apple sent me a promo e-mail saying it was on sale on iTunes, but I'm glad I checked Amazon first to save $4. - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Anyone given this a listen yet? - Stephen Mack
Oh, I forgot to answer your question! I did like it. It was the first I've really listened to her. - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
My Spotify ended up on it yesterday, I think I clicked through on one song. Really good. I've always loved her voice. Titanium and Wild Ones are two songs I absolutely love. - NOT THE CRICKET
I like her past stuff thanks for the tip on this one. - Steve C
Listing now on GPMAA (Google Play Music All Access) - Steve and 4 other people
This was good but not great IMHO. I found myself wishing that this was either "more R&B" or "more white girl pop" but it straddles that line. Reminded me a bit of Janelle Monae... - Steve and 4 other people
This NY housewife on Wife Swap has a chihuahua that looks identical to my Fat Rose.
I'm sorry but due to an old inside joke I find this hilarious as Fat Rose = vagina. :) Thanks for the super laugh even if unintentional. - Steve C
ooh I like that, actually. lol. Usually she's Rose the Fat Chihuahua but I shortened it because Twitter. Heh. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I'm a poor person with a water bill but I still feel that stricter penalties for water wasters should ALWAYS be in place.
Especially in drought zones. I want to nut punch all the people here in so cal watering their lawns at noon DAILY! - Steve C
watering at noon is usually what the government buildings are doing here. :P - Big Joe Silence
That reminds me. The City of Alameda is going to get a very sternly-worded email from me if they don't stop watering the damn sidewalk at the corner of Main and Appezatto. I have to choose between getting soaked, riding through the sprinklers, or diverting into oncoming traffic. - vicster: full-bodied
Where I live in the Chicago suburbs, "watering ban is in effect from May 15 to Oct. 1. All outside water use is banned between the hours of 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. This includes lawn sprinkling, washing cars, filling swimming pools or any recreational use of hoses. The ban complies with state water conservation practices. Violators can receive a citation, which carries a $50 fine for the first offense." I'm surprised a drought area doesn't have something like this. - Betsy
CA in general has a tendency to live as if there's no tomorrow. We even have a Yolo county. lol - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Wait. Does walking in last mean I don't get to see my adorable nieces and nephews strut down the aisle at my own wedding?
kind of? if there are windows in the door, you might - ~Courtney F
No, I don't think I have a chance. I might be riding in on a horse from down the road or something... - Miriella from Android
Gotta wait for the video :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Skype it to your location. - Steve C
AH! Genius. - Miriella
Steve C
Sleeping baby face… Sleeping baby face… Sleeping baby face…whoosh baby feet fly-by… Sleeping baby face, Sleeping baby face, Sleeping baby face, whoosh baby feet fly-by, Sleeping baby face…
This is what you get watching the little night vision baby monitor. Highly entertaining. - Steve C
Bret Taylor
At the FriendFeed birthday dinner
Happy birthday FF! What a year! - Mike Doeff
hmmm where's all the all the laptops? - Brandon
I have never eaten fondue, but I dipped a graham cracker in a chocolate fountain once. - Pete D
Happy Birthday FFers (and THANKS) - Charlie Anzman
Cheers! - FFing Enigma
Congratulations on your first year! - Anne Bouey
Yeah, Melting Pot! - Eric - For You Wack MCs!
Congratulations and Happy Birthday, FriendFeed! :) - Mona Nomura
Oh yeah, and Happy Birthday, you're !!!!!!111!!!!!!ONE!!11 - Pete D
Happy Birthday... and Thank You - Johnny
프렌드피드 일주년을 축하드립니다. 더욱 더 발전하시고 더 좋은 서비스를 제공해주시기 바랍니다. 생일 축하드립니다. :D - zizukabi
Thank you for being such a huge part of my life this year! - Robert Scoble
heppy birfdeh young buck, you've had a bangin year. Tequila tonight, tomorrow we ride (as the Hells Angels say) - Marko Bon from fftogo
happy birthday and many more to go! FF ftw! :) - imabonehead
happy birthday guys! congrats on a terrific first year - John Lilly
Happy Birthday and thank you for an excellent service! - Mustafa K. Isik
Happy Birthday! I love FriendFeed! - Igor Poltavskiy
Awesome... I love small startups - Chris Lamprecht
Happy Birthday. Is that Ana busting open a screwcap? - Richard Chen
Happy Birthday FriendFeeders and thanks for great service. - Alexander Arsky
Happy Birthday, FriendFeed! - Vista
Happy Birthday, FriendFeed!!! Love ya'! *mwah* - Lisa L. Seifert
C'mon. It's FriendFeed... They should be having Birthday Pie (Chart). Either blue or orange. Both taste yummy. - Lisa L. Seifert
happy birthday friendfeed, and jeanette.....i miss u guys - goutham
Many happy returns, FriendFeed! - Richard Walker from twhirl
Happy Birthday FriendFeed! It's been amazing, so happy to have been a tiny part of it! - Iain Baker
A belated Happy Birthday, great service! - Bo Stern
Happy birthday! Long may you continue! - Martin Bryant
Congratulations and happy first birthday, guys. FrF is awesome, you're awesome, and your achievements in this year are awe-striking as well! :) - BDSM SQL
Happy birthday and congratulations! - Joe Dawson
FF is the best way of social communication atm - Phil Smirnov
Happy BIrthday Friendfeed crew! - Dobromir Hadzhiev
Once again Ana is the only one doing any work in a FF picture. - Steve C
“~~~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRIENDFEED!!! ~~~” Fondue! I love fondue... jealous!! Let's have many more birthdays! Best of Luck, Success FTW!!! - Susan Beebe
congrats - Alex Hammer
I see here how it's okay for you to play on your iPhone during dinner ;) - wiredgnome
Wow! Posted almost 6 years ago and there it is on my TL (after someone I follow either posted a comment or liked it). This is the kind of features only Friendfeed was able to provide. Hope everybody on that picture had the career they were hoping for back then. - Pascal le Rudulier
*.* - LilaLaMarea from Android
lan... - akaşa
Pretty sure the customer service guy at my credit union thinks I'm a total ditz.
It might be because I forgot my password, got locked out of my account, and wasn't 100% on whether or not I knew my account number. >.> - Heather
I never have a clue on bank account numbers but then I too might be a total ditz so you're not in the clear yet. :) - Steve C
I keep trying to blame dyslexia, I think it's working. But I still got laughed at. (not in a rude way, more like "oh another one of these") - Heather
I've done that, but when they ask for my account, I always just ask if they'll accept my social. It's far easier to remember. - NOT THE CRICKET
Steve C
Onesies are the devils clothing. I need 4 more arms and a baby with removable lego parts to get those things on pre-meltdown. #teampants&shirt
Onsie sack style FTW. - Janet
ms 2 HATED gowns. we used the little t-shirts that cross in the front and snap. i had about 10 each size - Christina Pikas
baby-in-the-bag! I've already got a dozen. #pantsless - Lnorigb
Baby Waif was pretty easy dressing duty for me. Perhaps I was a diaper/onsie savant? "Use The Force, Steve." - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
Christina those are definitely my favorite so far and we've been fortunate to inherit a good collection. Since the wifey has no problem with the onesies I'm going to have to assume she has superpowers as I could not have a deficiency. - Steve C
My kid ended up with the shoes-with-a-bar-between-them. I learned to pick up both legs with the bar and slide snap-on pants under her. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
"The Force Steve, feel it coursing through you as you handle the tube of diaper rash ointment" - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
Have you ever been in a room for the reading of a will?
Nope afraid not - Steve C
a little over 20 years ago. i don't remember much, tho. i was still drinking back then. - Big Joe Silence
Andrew C (✔)
RT @parkrandall: Always great when a place lives up to its name. WF1XdQ8Sua
RT @parkrandall: Always great when a place lives up to its name. WF1XdQ8Sua
We have an OK Burger here. - Steve C
My grandma's obituary:
*hugs* - Stephen Mack from iPhone
She sounds like she was a wonderful lady. My thoughts and prayers sent. - Janet from FFHound!
*big Tam-sized hugs* - Tamara J. B.
Each day sucks more than the last. =( - Yvonne from FFHound!
I'm so sorry, Yvonne. How was the service yesterday? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
best wishes to you and your family - Steve C
I'm so sorry. *hugs and hugs* - vicster: full-bodied
*hugs* - Jenny H. from Android
Viewing was yesterday afternoon. Funeral was today. At the service I completely lost all composure when they started singing Amazing Grace. But the day got better at the lunch afterwards. It's quiet now. I'm with my mom and 4 aunts. It's nice. <3 - Yvonne from FFHound!
I'm sorry, Yvonne. (The music always gets me, too.) Sending you a big hug. - Corinne L
Andrew C (✔)
Work smarter, play dumber.
Work smarter not harder. :-P - John (bird whisperer)
Play softer. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
If play softer doesn't work for you try viagra. - Steve C
run wetter - Big Joe Silence
But carry a big stick. - Victor Ganata
i always do. *swings hips and knocks over desk* - Big Joe Silence
If you have a kid do you get to eat Goldfish by the fistful? Asking for a childless friend.
You don't even need to have a kid you can double fist it all day long if you'd like. Same goes for animal crackers. - Steve C
laura x
Do any of your people have a fountain that people throw money in? How do you deal with the money? Ours is gross and corroded and the bank won't take it, so we have buckets of useless money sitting around.
Is there a scrap merchant nearby? - Pete
Will one of those coin machines take it? - Soup in a TARDIS
Soup, no--the machines won't read it, which is why the bank won't take it. We found that page from the Mint but are hoping to avoid having to spend the money to mail this stuff there, which seems, uh, inefficient. We've tried cleaning it with various things to no avail. - laura x
Two birds with one stone, maybe: crowdsource a coin-sort in the library, with an explanation of the problem and perhaps a request for underwriting the mailing cost. - RepoRat
Start chucking the money back at people as they walk past? - Steve C
McDonalds might take it... - Joe
Use it to pay for databases? - maʀtha from Android
Turn it into jewelry and charge people ridiculous amounts of money for it--proceeds to benefit the library? - Hedgehog
^that would be awesome if you mailed it to overdrive to pay for books :) too bad it's only paper money that's "good for all debts public and private" eta: my pointer was to martha comment - Christina Pikas
Apparently there's a company in Dallas that cleans and sorts fountain coins for charities. - Betsy
As to why the coins go bad: "When the mint needed to change pennies from solid copper to copper plated zinc in 1982 because of inflation, the durability of pennies sitting in a wishing well could not be at the top of their priorities. The pennies corrode horrendously and it's not always a simple matter of washing or cleaning them if they have become seriously disfigured by corrosion." - Betsy
holly #ravingfangirl
earwormed myself with "ABC". #welp
easy as 123 - Steve C
There are far worse songs out there. - Andrew C (✔)
Shoot that poison arrow through my hear-ar-ar-art, shoot that poison arrow! - Zamms
Steve C
Ben Kingsley to star in Spike TV's 'Tut' - MSN TV News -
Ben Kingsley to star in Spike TV's 'Tut' - MSN TV News
"Ben Kingsley has signed on for Spike TV's upcoming event series "Tut," which is slated to premiere next year, Spike's executive vice president, original series Sharon Levy said Monday. "Gandhi" star Kingsley will play Ay, the Grand Vizier to King Tutankhamun who wields tremendous power and influence as the top adviser to the young Egyptian ruler. Also from TheWrap: Ben Kingsley to Voice Bagheera in Disney's 'The Jungle Book' "Tut," which will be shot on location in Morocco and Canada, will be produced by Muse Entertainment ("The Kennedys," "Being Human"). Spike's first scripted event series in eight years, "Tut" is another peg in traditionally male-skewing Spike's ongoing efforts to reach a more gender-balanced audience. Calling "Tut" the "biggest and most ambitious project in Spike's history," Levy added that the network is "so fortunate" to have Kingsley aboard the project. "Who better to lead the cast than one of the greatest actors of our generation — Ben Kingsley," Levy said.... more... - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Now I have the Steve Martin song in my head. - Stephen Mack
Yes! That's the only thing that came to mind nothing good or bad about a show just "King Tut..." - Steve C
FUNKY TUT - Stephen Mack
laura x
I cleaned my gutters for the first time in three years. Is there a merit badge for that?
*bestows* - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
I think it should come with a snazzy vest to put the merit badge on as well. - Steve C
The vest is just one of those red vests that they wear in all of the Ace Hardware commercials, I think. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @verge: This carbon nanotube material could be the world's blackest black
RT @verge: This carbon nanotube material could be the world's blackest black
Now I have "head like a hole. black as your soul. I'd rather die than give you control" stuck in my head. - Steve C
That's a great song to have in your head like a hole. ;) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I'm so glad I washed my car...can't believe it's sprinkling.
Hah yeah I just saw the forecast and did my stunned face. - Steve C
Steve C
Small SC town rallies for fired gay police chief -
Small SC town rallies for fired gay police chief
"LATTA, S.C. (AP) — When openly gay police chief Crystal Moore was fired by a mayor who condemned her lifestyle as "questionable," she expected her two decade career in law enforcement was over. Then, this conservative, small town rebelled. The people of Latta, who voted overwhelmingly for a state amendment banning gay marriage eight years ago, turned against the mayor, stripped him of his powers and rehired Moore. They said her dedication to the town mattered more than her sexual orientation." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Va. man plants flag, claims African country, calling it ‘Kingdom of North Sudan’ - The Washington Post -
Va. man plants flag, claims African country, calling it ‘Kingdom of North Sudan’ - The Washington Post
"Jeremiah Heaton was playing with his daughter in their Abingdon, Va., home last winter when she asked whether she could be a real princess. Heaton, a father of three who works in the mining industry, didn’t want to make any false promises to Emily, then 6, who was “big on being a princess.” But he still said yes. “As a parent you sometimes go down paths you never thought you would,” Heaton said. Within months, Heaton was journeying through the desolate southern stretches of Egypt and into an unclaimed 800-square-mile patch of arid desert. There, on June 16 — Emily’s seventh birthday — he planted a blue flag with four stars and a crown on a rocky hill. The area, a sandy expanse sitting along the Sudanese border, morphed from what locals call Bir Tawil into what Heaton and his family call the “Kingdom of North Sudan.” There, Heaton is the self-described king and Emily is his princess." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
This is not from The Onion. - Jessie
Gotta get me some big flags - Steve C
The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime | minube -
The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime | minube
The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime | minube
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واسه نمونه فقط ويَن رو ديدم :)) - آفی خانوم from iPhone
من هم فقط چند تاش رو دیدم. حالا وقت زیاد داریم هنوز :) - Mahdi
میخواستم بگم جای پراگ خالیه تو لیستش که دیدم هست اون آخرا :) - Medad Rangi
پراگ هم بود اما حیف که هیچکدوم از شهرهای زیبای ایران نبود :( - Mahdi
I'm not sure the "in Your Lifetime" part is necessary unless there's a different list for the afterlife. :) - Steve C
I prefer to see all these places "in My Lifetime" rather waiting for a non-reliable "afterlife". :) - Mahdi
آره واقعا... ایران جاهای معرکه کم نداره - Medad Rangi
i've seen 25 of them. still have halfway to go! - grizabella
I've been to just over half of them. I'd love to visit the others! - Anne Bouey
t-ra: WeirdnessSandwich
Help me out here. A strange woman taking a picture of my plate at the cafe bar is weird, right?
Was she a tourist? - Janet from FFHound!
yes weird. I got nothin' - Steve C
Common thing to do with Asian tourist groups. Maybe she is a food reviewer? - Janet from FFHound!
Did she ask first? - Anika
No, she's just a weirdo. And did not ask. And didn't react at all to my shitty facial expression. Whatever. - t-ra: WeirdnessSandwich from Android
That's a bit creepy. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
she coulda been deaf. pictures better than mime or writing, more expedient. - Lnorigb
Stephen Mack
Just posted a 0.75 mi run - 1st official run after shin splints PT -- 1/4m jog, 1/4m run, 1/4m jog. #RunKeeper
Just posted a 0.75 mi run - 1st official run after shin splints PT -- 1/4m jog, 1/4m run, 1/4m jog. #RunKeeper
Yay! - Jenny H. from Android
Are you supposed to be running yet or are you going rogue? - Steve C
Thanks, Jenny! I'm very glad to be able to (slowly) get back into running. It ended up being 5 weeks of PT for the tendinitis of the posterior tibialis, but my physical therapist put me on a schedule where I can start and end with a quarter-mile jog, and then have a run in between -- first a quarter mile run, then half mile, then mile, going only every other day, repeating each distance once (increasing by a half-mile every other run). So it works out that I'll be able to run a total of 17 miles in July. - Stephen Mack
SteVe, nossir, no rogue for me. After I first had shin pain in April, I took brief periods off running and then resumed, only to have the shins hurt more than before. So this third break I'm taking the PT seriously and following the schedule they laid out for me. - Stephen Mack
Missed my 10k because I was busy making too much sangria. Lame.
lame awesome you mean - Steve C
Tommy Ramone dies aged 62 | Music | -
Tommy Ramone dies aged 62 | Music |
"The Ramones' original drummer Tommy Ramone has died. "We are saddened to announce the passing of Ramones founding drummer Tommy (Erdelyi) Ramone. #RIPTommy Ramone," a posting on the band's official Twitter account announced." The band, founded in New York in 1974, had a major influence on punk rock. Tommy Ramone was the last surviving member of its original lineup. He died aged 62. Variety said Tommy Ramone had been undergoing treatment for bile duct cancer at a hospice when he died. - CarlC from Bookmarklet
:( - Steve C
RIP :( - imabonehead
ESPN is doing the weekend of LeBron. What is the official over/under of the number of times Univision will pan to LeBron during the final tomorrow?
20 - Steve C
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