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Andrew C (✔)
A dove really is just a white pigeon.
A dove really is just a white pigeon.
Yes, and no. A lot of the birds commonly called "doves" (like that one) are the same species as feral pigeons. There are other species called "dove" more consistently, like Mourning Dove or Inca Dove. There are also other species called "pigeon" consistently, like Band-tailed Pigeon or (formerly) Passenger Pigeon. - John (bird whisperer)
They both taste like chicken. - Steve C Team Marina
I don't know about doves, but wood pigeon tastes a bit like pheasant to me. I don't like either very much. - Slippy
IMO pigeon tastes like duck, but with less delicious fat. - Andrew C (✔)
laura x
This peanut butter is organic, gluten free, vegan, kosher, sodium free, sugar free, and non GMO. I'm eating a bumper sicker.
It's only missing the jesus fish - Steve C Team Marina
Steve C Team Marina
No joke, it's a kickball ice cream maker! - LA Times -
No joke, it's a kickball ice cream maker! - LA Times
"To use, fill the food-safe side with cream, sugar, vanilla and all the ingredients you'll need to make your ice cream. Fill the other compartment with ice and rock salt. Once the compartments are filled and sealed, the website suggests kicking, spinning or rolling the ball around for 20 minutes to make the ice cream. The company claims the ball's soft, rubber exterior is able to withstand repeated kicks and rolls." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Burn the calories to earn the ice cream. Works for me. - Betsy
I would have stayed with soccer instead of baseball if there was halftime ice cream instead of half time orange slices - Steve C Team Marina
Meg VMeg
My dad had the same kindergarten teacher as Bob Dole. Here he is at age 1.
Sorry, that's my dad, not Bob Dole nor the teacher #pronouns - Meg VMeg from Android
Who's riding your dad? - Stephen Francoeur
I thought the horse was named Bob Dole. - Steve C Team Marina
Steve C Team Marina
Dad parenting of the day. Kid ain't happy with anything ya give him so give him everything. Then turn the swing up to "whoh dad that's too fast!" Result = sleeping boy with giraffe in mouth, book on ear, book on belly, giant stuffed block on legs, pacifier under arm.
And if one of these cats wakes him up we're going to find out just how many ways there are to skin a cat. - Steve C Team Marina
Did you wake him up taking a picture if this to share with us? - Kristin from iPhone
You forgot the part where you turn on a vacuum cleaner (while he's still awake), so he'll sleep through any noise. ;) - April Russo
Stephen Mack
The craziest thing I did at Burning Man this year? Fell 10 feet off this dome. #saturdayff
It was the Sunday of temple burn, and I was helping break down our camp. Our ladder was not quiiiiite tall enough. - Stephen Mack
So, I clambered on up the dome itself. We loosened the top central bolt successfully. And then I was working on one of the next five hubs. I was anchored and prepared for it to shift when the bolt came off. - Stephen Mack
But I wasn't prepared for the entire area I was perched on to shift as well. I kind of rolled off and there was nothing to grab onto. So I fell. - Stephen Mack
Fortunately, some old Hapkido training kicked in: I landed on my side, with a pretty good arm slap to break my fall. Everyone in camp was freaked out, but I just stood up and said I was fine. - Stephen Mack
After that, we got the tallest guy in camp to do the bolts, and our neighbors across the street (AEZ, one of the cooler camps around) loaned us a taller ladder. Both of which were things we should have done from the beginning. - Stephen Mack
The bad part is that we were TRYING to be careful, since we'd also had an accident setting up the dome: The tall guy had accidentally dropped one of the bars while stretching up to secure one of the top hubs, and it struck our camp leader on the chest, leaving a nasty gouge. It could have been REALLY bad if it had hit her elsewhere. - Stephen Mack
One of the frequent Burning Man refrains is "safety third" but we internalized that a bit too much this year, I think. - Stephen Mack
We set up a white board with a "0 DAYS SINCE LAST ACCIDENT" and later had to switch DAYS to HOURS because of our many frequent (but fortunately minor) mishaps this year. - Stephen Mack
Note to self: Bring a taller ladder next year. - Stephen Mack
My neck was a bit sore on Wednesday, but otherwise no ill effects. - Stephen Mack
All in all, a great year. Fabulous art, thunder and lightning, great crew, amazing burns, new experiences (including working a greeter shift and running a 5k). I have zero complaints and miss the playa deeply. - Stephen Mack
--fin-- - Stephen Mack
Screw a taller ladder, bring a giant. - Steve C Team Marina
All I saw was: Screw a giant. - Kristin
I'm glad you're okay! - Spidra Webster
Again: GoPro that stuff, Stephen. - Louis Gray
One of the guys in camp set up his GoPro of the dome assembly. Haven't seen the footage yet. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
imma tall, you could just bring me, ;) - chaz2b
Done deal, Chaz! - Stephen Mack
Steve C Team Marina
'Telepathy' experiment sends 1st mental message -
'Telepathy' experiment sends 1st mental message
"For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two, thousands of miles apart in India and France. Research led by experts at Harvard University shows technology can be used to transmit information from one person's brain to another's even, as in this case, if they are thousands of miles away. "It is kind of technological realization of the dream of telepathy, but it is definitely not magical," Giulio Ruffini, a theoretical physicist and co-author of the research, told AFP by phone from Barcelona. "We are using technology to interact electromagnetically with the brain." For the experiment, one person wearing a wireless, Internet-linked electroencephalogram or EEG would think a simple greeting, like "hola," or "ciao." A computer translated the words into digital binary code, presented by a series of 1s or 0s. Then, this message was emailed from India to France, and delivered via robot to the receiver, who through non-invasive brain stimulation could see flashes of light in their peripheral vision." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Shannon - GlassMistress
Lady whipped into our parking lot in a GMC Yukon that she cant park straight. Fiddled with her hair a bit then got out with her dog and walked him around in our grass - yes he pooped. She is now cleaning out her truck and tossing the trash into our parking lot .... I'm having trouble staying in my seat.
Get out there and kindly hand her a trash bag. And wait. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I like m9m's suggestion. But take a photo of her and her car license plate first. - Spidra Webster
OMG my uncle is a bigger ass then they were. The lady was waiting for someone at the repair shop across the street (someone dropping off a vehicle is my take). Once they loaded up and left Unc walked out, picked up the trash, walked it across the street and threw it in that business's yard. I'm left just rolling my eyes. Jeebus! - Shannon - GlassMistress
! - LB sad.
Wtf? That's so rude. People suck. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @malarkey: Steve would never have done this.
RT @malarkey: Steve would never have done this.
Bigger than bigger? - Joe
Biggerest? - Steve C Team Marina
Andrew C (✔)
Unsatisfied Women In Western Art History -
Unsatisfied Women In Western Art History
"why do i only have a stone lion for my LEFT HAND what am i supposed to do with my right hand besides BE DISAPPOINTED" - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
I never realized just how many leopard skins there were in western art. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
"fine, kill the harpist we’ll still be bored after he’s dead and then there won’t be anyone left to play the harp but go for it, maybe it’ll cheer us up" - Steve C Team Marina
Steve C Team Marina
Aftermath of taco bar day in the cafeteria = carne asada keyboard.
My emails are now slip sliding away. It's kind of like swipe typing with a greater degree of difficulty. - Steve C Team Marina
Try showing a police officer your iPhone when you get pulled over.
iPleaBargain - Stephen Mack
iPleadThe5th - Steve C Team Marina
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @stayathomemum: Some fantastic time saving tips from @SixLittleHearts - #time
RT @stayathomemum: Some fantastic time saving tips from @SixLittleHearts - #time
um. first get your child off the stove? - Christina Pikas
Maybe that's how you save time - teach them to cook at a very early age? - Melly - #TeamMarina
hire youthful looking midget helpers! - Steve C Team Marina
Steve C Team Marina
GE, home appliance pioneer, gives up on consumers: Associated Press Business News - MSN Money -
"General Electric, a household name for more than a century in part for making households easier to run, is leaving the home. The company is selling the division that invented the toaster in 1905 and now sells refrigerators, stoves and laundry machines. GE instead wants to focus on building industrial machines such as aircraft engines, locomotives, gas-fired turbines and medical imaging equipment — which are much bigger and more complex than washers, and more profitable. "They are no longer going to be a consumer company," says Andrew Inkpen, a professor at the Thunderbird School of Global Management who studies GE. GE, based in Fairfield, Connecticut, Monday announced the sale of its appliance division to the Swedish appliance maker Electrolux for $3.3 billion. Electrolux will still sell appliances under the GE brand in attempt to leverage the company's long history." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Steve C Team Marina
The Home Depot - Incident Response -
The Home Depot - Incident Response
"For additional protection, affected U.S. customers may enroll in the AllClear PRO service and affected Canadian customers may enroll in the Equifax Premier service at no cost to them at any time during the next 12 months. These services are available through September 8, 2015, and include credit monitoring and an identity theft insurance policy. You are eligible to receive these services if you used a payment card at one of The Home Depot’s stores in 2014, from April on." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Anyone who used a credit card at home depot since April can get a free year of credit monitoring. - Steve C Team Marina
I've used a cc aplenty at HD... probably every month in thw oast few years, but I have no idea what you're talking about. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
credit monitoring? how about getting your shit together, Home Despot? - Big Joe Silence
Steve C Team Marina
New low for ‘Fox & Friends’: Joking about Ray Rice elevator assault - The Washington Post -
New low for ‘Fox & Friends’: Joking about Ray Rice elevator assault - The Washington Post
"But at least the folks at “Fox & Friends,” easily cable news’s most idiotic program, can mine it for a laugh or two. After running through the details of the assault this morning, co-host Brian Kilmeade joked, “I think the message is, take the stairs.”"Unwilling to be outdone when it comes to laughing about graphic images of domestic violence, co-host Steve Doocy responded, “The message is when you’re in an elevator, there’s a camera.”" - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Ew. - Jessie
Steve C Team Marina
Olive Garden offers all you can eat -- for seven weeks - Sep. 8, 2014 -
Olive Garden offers all you can eat -- for seven weeks - Sep. 8, 2014
"Olive Garden is offering a $100 all-you-can-eat pasta deal for that goes on sale on the restaurant chain's website at 3 p.m. ET. Only 1,000 of the personalized passes, that run from Sept. 22 to Nov. 9, will be sold. Any customer who buys the "Never Ending Pasta Pass" will have unrestricted access to pasta with toppings like chicken and shrimp fritta, and can wash it down with an infinite supply of Coca-Cola (CCE) soft drinks." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
I'd want one, but when I go to OG, I get full just from salad and breadsticks. - Anika
Lmaoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo - Monique Judge
Jason Toney
"But he’s not perfect. He’s got some African in him. And I don’t say that in a bad way." via @SLAMonline
"But he’s not perfect. He’s got some African in him. And I don’t say that in a bad way." via @SLAMonline
Eric - Poppa Large
Terrance Knighton speaks out on Ray Rice case -
Terrance Knighton speaks out on Ray Rice case
""If there's anyway to open that case up and give this guy the punishment he deserves, it NEEDS to be done,"" - Eric - Poppa Large from Bookmarklet
"Meanwhile, SB Nation's Ravens blog Baltimore Beatdown has penned a piece calling for Rice's release. Your move, Roger Goodell." - Steve C Team Marina
Steve C Team Marina
GM will introduce hands-free, foot-free driving in 2017 Cadillac - LA Times -
GM will introduce hands-free, foot-free driving in 2017 Cadillac - LA Times
"GM is to offer what it is calling “Super Cruise” in a new Cadillac model that Barra didn’t name. The system will allow drivers to switch the vehicle into a semi-automated mode in which it will automatically keep the car in its lane, making necessary steering adjustments, and autonomously trigger braking and speed control to maintain a safe distance from other vehicles. “With Super Cruise, when there's a congestion alert on roads like California's Santa Monica Freeway, you can let the car take over and drive hands-free and feet-free through the worst stop-and-go traffic around,” Barra said. “And if the mood strikes you on the high-speed road from Barstow, California to Las Vegas, you can take a break from the wheel and pedals and let the car do the work.”" - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
"Barra also announced that the 2017 model year Cadillac CTS will come equipped with so called vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology. When enough autos on the highways have V2V communication, the technology is expected to reduce collisions and improve traffic congestion. Cars will send and receive basic safety information such as location, speed and direction of travel... more... - Steve C Team Marina
Steve C Team Marina
Gila LES361 Heat Control Residential Window Film, Platinum, 36-Inch by 15-Feet - Weatherproofing Window Insulation Kits - -
Gila LES361 Heat Control Residential Window Film, Platinum, 36-Inch by 15-Feet - Weatherproofing Window Insulation Kits -
If anyone has toasty windows this stuff actually works. Applied today to south facing windows and got immediate results. - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Update - though i had already put in double pane low e windows throughout our house I put this on two of those windows that get the most sun in the afternoon. It made the temp drop 12 degrees next to those windows. Granted it was a ridiculous 94 degrees here over the weekend so that's an extreme example but the stuff does do what it says. - Steve C Team Marina
Spidra Webster
Mountain lion attacks boy near Cupertino winery - San Jose Mercury News -
"A mountain lion attacked a child outside a Cupertino winery on Sunday afternoon, the Santa Clara County sheriff's department reported. The 6-year-old boy, who is expected to survive, was attacked on a hiking trail near the Piccheti Winery around 1 p.m. The hiking trail is along Montebello Road in Cupertino, the location of the bucolic winery. The boy was transported to the Valley Medical Center for treatment. Sheriff's department officials report that they have closed off the hiking trail and are searching for the mountain lion. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife also is on the scene. The winery's website indicates it leases its property from the MidPeninsula Open Space district." - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Coyotes & mountain lions being heavily sighted right now, many think they're coming closer to development because of drought conditions. I wouldn't take dogs or small kids into the hills or woods right now - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I saw Cupertino and Mountain Lion and thought it was an Apple story. - Steve C Team Marina
Yeah, that's happening all over CA and you're right it is due to drought. I just posted it here because I know some FFers live by there. - Spidra Webster
They've been seen in Oakland hills backyards too. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Steve C Team Marina
35 amazing Lego sculptures on MSN Photos -
35 amazing Lego sculptures on MSN Photos
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"Transcending far beyond a kid's toy, these amazing art pieces were made snapping the popular plastic bricks together, creating scluptures like this one on display during "The Art of the Brick" exhibition by New York Lego artist Nathan Sawaya in Amsterdam, Netherlands, May 27, 2014" - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
I don't know how to keep going right now.
I'm ok but I'm scared. Not going to hurt myself, don't worry please. Just need to let this out somewhere. - Lo
((hugs)) If you need something, please let me know, Lo. Peace to you. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Well it's hard not to worry. So if you keep trying I'll try not to worry. - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
*hugs* What WoH and MoTO said, too. - vicster: full-bodied
*HUGS* if you to vent or anything let me know Lo - Sir Shuping is just sir
Is there anything any of us can do to help??? - Friar Will
Best wishes on pulling through this time. - Steve C Team Marina
Stay strong! - Mary Carmen
You got this, Lo. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
You're a tough cookie, Lo. *hugs* - Jenny H. from Android
If we can help in any way, please let us! *hugs* - Stephen Mack
*hugs* You are strong and amazing, even when you don't feel it. And if you need some helping hands, I've got 2. :) - Heather
(((Lo))) How're you doing? - Anne Bouey
One breath, one step, one day at a time. Repeat as necessary. It won't make it better, it just gives you something else to focus on, when everything else is too overwhelming. *hugs* - Bette Cooper
I was just thinking I was finding my way out of this long depression/trying to figure things out period and after 9 months of unemployment I had a lead on a job handling desserts for a new restaurant. Husband started new job with Americorps which is a great fit for him, but doesn't make much money. I've been trying to use my difficult secondary relationship as a venue to improve my mood... more... - Lo from Android
Last week I had some really bad fights with secondary, struggling that even trying to use every tool in my box, and some new ones, but it's still going badly. I send him an email asking that he actually attend couples therapy with me, and went to the park to swing for a while. Healthy coping skills & stuff. - Lo from Android
I don't know how but I fell off the swing, broke my left arm and wrist and fractured four vertebrae. I'm in a brace for three months. probably can't do the restaurant job. Don't know how long before I will be able to earn money. I don't even know if I'll be able to dance again. The pain is unreal. My husband is stresses caring for me and afraid he will have to quit his job. I cried most... more... - Lo from Android
I am sure i will get through this and it'll be funny someday, but I haven't felt this relentlessly like dying since I was 23 and completely out of it. - Lo from Android
It's hard because the feelings are much stronger now, but the coping skills I have been learning are sometimes useless. I can't take deep breaths or go running, really get any exercise at all, so calming down takes a fucking hour. I can't share my feelings as freely with husband for fear of breaking his spirit. And idiot boyfriend is being extea-suppprtive, but still kinda clueless,... more... - Lo from Android
And I'm being extra bitchy thanks to pain. I look in the mirror and I'm like JUST STOP YOU ASSHOLE. - Lo from Android
For some reason I haven't felt comfortable talking about this. I haven't even told my parents. So it is big for me to share. Thanks, guys.I totally went on for a while, but I know you guys will be nice about it. I really appreciate that. - Lo from Android
One of my favorite fb friends really hurt my feelings yesterday so I suspended my account, as I'm too sensitive right now and I make mistakes typing with one hand and painkillers... But I'm glad, it reminded me to come here. Still feels safe, after all this time. - Lo from Android
Yikes. I'm sorry you were injured! Are you still in Madison? I imagine you already know your resources but just in case: Was the original work taken care of in... more... - Spidra Webster
Thanks, Spidra. I have no idea what I'm doing actually, just figuring out what to do and what I need. The ER were like, okay, you're cool, go home, take some advil, put some ice on that wrist if it hurts. My stoicism in crises often misleads doctors, they weren't even going to take x-rays of my spine initially and were stunned over the course of the evening as they discovered each... more... - Lo from Android
Next time you see a doc, bring the form for a disability placard. You can get a temporary one and you have as much reason to need one as someone who's got a leg in a cast. I can imagine that it affects your stamina and how far you can walk. If you get it, it can help a little financially with paying for any meters. Even if you don't own a car, the placard is assigned to you. That is, you can use it with any car you're being ferried in. - Spidra Webster
If your household income qualifies, definitely apply for any and all help you can get with food, utilities and things that may not be healthcare. If you can get help with overall expenses, it may help the healthcare costs cut less deeply. (It's depressing to me how many of these programs are for only for mothers. It's like if you don't breed, you don't matter. But try to ignore that and use what you can. Like low income utility assistance.) - Spidra Webster
Sorry to be responding in a "fixit" way if you just wanted to vent. I do really get how depressing it is to be in pain all the time. - Spidra Webster
That is a lot for anyone to take in Lo, so far I haven't heard you express any feeling that isn't completely understandable under those circumstances. I don't have any magic answers for you but hope if you just hang in there especially through the physical healing some peace will come. - Steve C Team Marina
thanks folks :) - Lo from Android
*hugs* That is a seriously sucky string of events. Writing helps me get through emotions that I feel like I can't talk to people about. Sometimes I write like I'm talking to someone I'm having trouble communicating with or make up a character to be my avatar and put them in dire straights so I can get a kind of relief from what I'm going through. I know you said you're typing one handed, you could scribble it out in pencil? Good luck with the next appointments and if you need more venting, go right ahead! - Heather
Heather reminded me that Dragon makes speech recognition apps which are free or cheaper than the desktop equivalents. Best to download those and practice with them so you can not do a lot of one-handed typing. Innocent one-handed typing... - Spidra Webster
Thanks for the update, Lo. We're here to listen as much as you need. - Anne Bouey
Thanks for sharing, Lo. Hugging you from here...and, like Anne said, we're here to listen whenever, doll. - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
*gentle hugs* We're here for you when you need to set some of that stress down. I hope you heal quickly and completely. - vicster: full-bodied
Thanks guys. I cannot enjoy real hugs or snuggles for some time, so I am taking all the ehugs I can get :P - Lo
Steven Perez
Woman Discovers 'Rape Room' in Comic Book Store; Is Promptly Fired
Woman Discovers 'Rape Room' in Comic Book Store; Is Promptly Fired
holy crap - Steve C Team Marina
Ugh. I know it's bad wherever it happens, but being in MA is worse to me. I want to go there and chew them out. - Heather
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
And now wine... ;)
always and forever - Steve C Team Marina
We're having Cabernet Sauvignon. I guess it's ok. :p - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Steve C Team Marina
Stolen 1964 Ford Thunderbird found 33 years later | FOX Sports -
Stolen 1964 Ford Thunderbird found 33 years later | FOX Sports
"Gary Chartrand got the surprise of his life recently, when police called to tell him they’d found an old friend. Not a missing person, but his 1964 Ford Thunderbird that was stolen from the Sacramento bar he was working at in 1981, KOVR reports. The car was picked up 750 miles away in Washington State, apparently when someone tried to register it, Chartrand says, but exactly who took it, and where it’s been all these years is still unknown." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Curious what Sacramento bar he worked at...will see if the local news covered the story. - Corinne L
@Corinne: Fanny Ann's Saloon. - Betsy
Thanks Betsy! A quick search of local news pulled up nothing. - Corinne L
Steve C Team Marina
Florida Angler Catches Giant, Terrifying Shrimp-Like Creature | Bleacher Report -
Florida Angler Catches Giant, Terrifying Shrimp-Like Creature | Bleacher Report
"Ostensibly afraid he had caught some kind of alien dino-lobster, Bargeron took pictures of the beast and sent them off to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which essentially shrugged its shoulders and said, “Good luck with that.” According to Noell’s report, the FWC believes the animal is a species of mantis shrimp, a crustacean that isn’t actually a shrimp but is named such because science. The Commission’s scientists said they still aren’t entirely sure what the creature is and will reportedly continue to study Bargeron’s pictures for clues. It’s unclear what Bargeron’s fishing buddy did with the beast, but it could be back in the Indian River Lagoon, murdering catfish and punching holes in boats." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
"I’m not saying anyone should nuke the lagoon—there’s a power plant nearby; could get messy—but we need to at least raise monster-shrimp-that’s-not-a-shrimp awareness in South Florida." These creatures are among us, and it’s best if we just burn all the docks and go back inside. - Steve C Team Marina
'twas only 18". Just looks bigger in the photos. ;-p Apparently makes for good eating. - rönin
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Remember Paolo from Friends? That guy was like my Poalo when I need to be finding my Ross. (But not Ross because no.) Haha!
Chandler came the closest to a nebulous maybe... that's it. Only character was Paul Rudd - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Love Paul Rudd. Maybe you need to do the ritual burning with a few single girlfriends like they did on the show. At the very least you might meet a few sexy firemen. :-D - Corinne L
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