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That moment when you discover your son didn't empty out his lunchbox on the last day of school... over six weeks ago. #gag #vom #fb
Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww - Kirsten
FOR SCIENCE! - Micah from FFHound!
That's when you look into how much a new lunchbox would cost. - bentley
I vividly remember "upstate NY clam chowder" left in a thermos over a weekend. I can't imagine what that would have been like after 6 weeks of summer heat. (for those wondering, it's a combo of half & half New England & Manhattan clam chowder...creamy tomato base) - April Russo
I believe someone found an orange in their locker when returning to work some weeks/months after the earthquakes. I'm so glad it wasn't me. - Deborah Fitchett
This was a Vegemite sandwich well-wrapped so it wasn't too bad. A bit fermented ;o) I left the lunchbox on the porch overnight and the smell was mostly gone this morning. Soaking it in disinfectant right now, then I'll wash it well with biological washing powder, and let it sit with bi-carb soda in it for a couple of days before finishing off with a wipe of vanilla! - Melly
Charcoal bricks would absorb the odor, too...and you'd still be able to use them in the barbeque, without it affecting the taste of your food. - April Russo
It smelt fine after the disinfectant, but I'm doing the washing powder etc just in case. - Melly
RT @mdsha: Wipers on? Headlights on! It is the law. [PHOTO]
RT @mdsha: Wipers on? Headlights on! It is the law. [PHOTO]
Same in Illinois. Huh. - bentley
in Fennoscandia it is ALWAYS ON :) e.g. "Use of headlights at all times is compulsory in Finland." - непростые коротышки
wish virginia would adopt this policy, :( - chaz2b
I've been driving with headlights always on since I lived in Michigan (when it was considered Canadian style). I didn't know the bit about the wipers. - bentley
Also true in California (if wipers are *continuously* on) and in a fair number of other states. - Walt Crawford
Is that not the law in VA, Chaz? I always thought it was. I know it is in NC (actually, you are required to "burn" your "headlamps" when it's raining in NC). I've always assumed this was law all the way up the eastern seaboard, but maybe it's not. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
As a sidenote, a lot of cars have automatic headlights now (pretty sure all newer Fords do), which, when enabled, come on automatically whenever your wipers are on. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
checking it, it seems to be a law for 'highways' with no bite (section d) here in virginia (wipers on, headlights on) - chaz2b
Is there a way to turn off automatic headlights? A friend was telling me about having to take his girlfriend's car when they went to see a road lined with lights for Christmas, because his car has automatic headlights and then you can't see the light display. - bentley
Bentley - in my car, at least, the light selector has 4 positions: Off, Parking Lights, On, and Automatic. I always leave mine on auto, but I can absolutely switch them to any of the other three positions - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Thanks. I wondered about that. Mostly I wondered how spy and cop shows were going to handle driving down dark alleys with lights off. :-) - bentley
I have a 2013 CR-V. In the "Off" position running lights stay on. - Bruce Lewis
Yup. I can attest to my sister getting a ticket for not having headlights on when it was raining once. She got out of it, of course, but still. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Andrew C (✔)
RT @baxterholmes: Nick Young on what the Lakers must do without Kobe: "Pretty much just give me the ball and get out of the way."
Stephen Mack
Sleater-Kinney: "A New Wave" -- Live, Late Night with David Letterman, 2015-Jan-15
Sleater-Kinney: "A New Wave" -- Live, Late Night with David Letterman, 2015-Jan-15
Holy crap, what happens at 2:19 is pure amazing. - Stephen Mack
(Also, this is currently my favorite song from the new album. Can't believe Spin put it at #88 and dissed it as undistinguished in ) - Stephen Mack
Stuck in my head all day today. Not complaining. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
The moment you realise your daughter's grade 4 classroom is your old grade 7 classroom.
The moment you realise your daughter's grade 4 classroom is your old grade 7 classroom.
Kids are so advanced these days! - Katy S
Shannon - GlassMistress
MAN and I have started watching Black Sails. In last night's credits there was an actor who played the part 'hand job pirate' ... this killed me!
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I finished my Nutella, scraping the sides and everything, but I still wasn't satisfied so I added chocolate ice cream into the jar... #PMS
I would have done that, added some milk, and went at it with a hand blender. - April Russo
I don't have a hand blender. Also, that's too much work. :P - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
But...Nutella milkshake, right in the Nutella jar. :D - April Russo
Walt Crawford
We saw Les Miserables yesterday (local repertory company production in Livermore's wonderful 500-seat theater). Three hours 20 minutes (including 15-minute intermission). Long...but good, other than too-loud orchestra at times. But, as a "sung-through musical" (never any spoken dialogue) where almost all the major characters die... raises a question: What's the difference between an opera and a sung-through musical? "It's in English" is not an answer. Anybody? - Walt Crawford
Maybe the era in which is was originally produced, and/or the style of music? Because really, no, no difference except in current popularity. - Kirsten
I thought about era, but new operas are being commissioned/performed. - Walt Crawford
(Not a real answer, more of an amusing anecdote.) Someone asked Sondheim about the difference between a musical and an opera: "It's about the expectation of the audience. When it's on Broadway people expect mediocre singing and good acting; when it's in an opera house people expect mediocre acting and good singing." - bentley
Elsewhere, someone called Les Mis a "pop opera," or "the bastard child of pop and opera." - bentley
I like the anecdote, and maybe that's the truth: There really is no difference except in setting audience expectations. (I'd say calling Les Mis "pop" anything is a bit off the mark, but...) The singing was generally very good, albeit in most cases without over-the-top tremolo and Drama. - Walt Crawford
Just looked through the cast bios; a handful of them are also in the local opera company. There's also the term "light opera" but there's precious little light about Les Mis... (well, OK, two major characters *do* survive, so I guess that counts). - Walt Crawford
Walt, I'll ask my niece, Jessica Sternfeld Shockley. She literally wrote the book "The Megamusical" about such things. The cover picture is from Les Miz. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
A book that I should read, probably. Thanks. - Walt Crawford
Walt here's your answer: Jessica Sternfeld Shockley Ah, a common question! Lots of answers but the main reason is venue. It's a musical because it ran on Broadway, 8 shows a week, not in an opera house 5 times in a year. Also, although a few of the voices in the show are sort of opera-light voices (like grown-up Cosette), they mostly sing in Broadway/pop style, not opera style. Totally... more... - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Thanks. So it's not the piece itself, it's the casting and the venue. - Walt Crawford
(So I suddenly find myself thinking of opera singers who are also great belters and pop singers, but never mind... ) - Walt Crawford
Shannon - GlassMistress
I was feeling froggy this weekend ;-)
Well, she just blew those two players down the field. Didn't she? :))
Well, she just blew those two players down the field. Didn't she? :))
چه نفس عمیقی باد بردشون :)) - پریســــــا
کیا کہنے، اُڑا ڈالا، اُڑا ڈالا :)) :)) - i f t i
Gone with the wind! hahahahaha - Bucamree-3o
Perfect timing! LOL - Posmo
((: ایک پھونک میں اڑا ڈالا، کیا کہنے - QT
(((: دیکھ لؤ کیوٹی پھونک پھونک کی بات ہے - ma∟ıĸ
What a timing! Lol - NajVal
Robber falls from ceiling into police custody -
Robber falls from ceiling into police custody
"HOUSTON – A burglar looking to make a quick score at a Family Dollar had quite the fall Sunday morning. The burglar had climbed on the roof at the store and managed to weasel his way into the ceiling, where he promptly fell in front of a nearby Houston police officer. Houston police received a call of a potential burglary at the store, and a nearby unit pulled up just in time as the suspect fell through the ceiling. The officer immediately ordered the suspect to stay on the floor, where he was taken into custody." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
Things I explained in English class today: "Bless your heart."
The postdocs wanted to know if there was a phrase in English that sounded positive but actually wasn't. This was the first thing that came to mind. - Jessie
Then they wanted to know, if someone said this to them, whether they should punch them. - Jessie
"With all due respect" your opinion is crazy. - Joe
Haha thanks Joe. Any others? - Jessie
"that's interesting..." - ellbeecee
"Great story, bro." - Jennifer Dittrich
^great^cool - Stephen Mack from iPhone
"Thank you for sharing" is another one. - Corinne L
Isn't that nice. - Heather
Conversely, they asked if there was a negative phrase that had "mercy" in it since that's such a positive word, and I came up with "May God have mercy on your soul." They said that sounded very refined and they would probably thank someone who told them that. - Jessie
"Lord, have mercy" when said with the right intonation can mean, "You about to get yo ass beat in a minute." - Anika
Hahaha thank you Anika, they should probably know that one. I will tell them at the next class. - Jessie
laura x
A Birth and a Choice Happy Roe v. Wade Day!
A Birth and a Choice Happy Roe v. Wade Day!
Laura, that is so lovely. I have tears in my eyes. Happy birthday to ToddlerX and happy choice to all of us. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Happy birthday, Peter, with love to you and honoring all the forces that made you possible. - Jenica from iPhone
Happy birthday dear Peter, and happy honoring of choices to you Laura! - Galadriel C.
As a mother of three unplanned boys, I really appreciated your words, laura x. Thanks for taking the time to write such a thoughtful post. - Jenny H. from Android
Thank you so much, all. It means a great deal to me. - laura x
Another relevant link, via MetaFilter: - laura x
Happy Birthday to ToddlerX!
Happy birthday, little guy! - Catherine Pellegrino
Happy Birthday namesake! :) - Pete
happy birthday toddlerx! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Happy birthday! - Maitani
happy birthday! - ellbeecee
Yes! Happy birthday to him! - Marianne
Happy Birthday!! - Hedgehog
Yay! - Steele Lawman
Happy birthday! - Larua Boats
Thank you so much! #toddlerx is now. Mr. 3. So far today we have both had tantrums by way of celebration. - laura x
Happy, happy birthday Mr. 3 and may the tantrums result in useful purges of all that is overwhelming. - Galadriel C.
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I'm changing that one crush in my phonebook to "Where are you?" because idk where he is. This is how much I keep track of my crushes. Haha!
Sarah G.
RT @audrawilliams: This has nothing to do with news, but Miss Canada's costume at the Miss Universe pageant is blowing my tiny mind.
RT @audrawilliams: This has nothing to do with news, but Miss Canada's costume at the Miss Universe pageant is blowing my tiny mind.
A hockey game that is 20-14? I don't think so. - Joe
That really looks like "Beach Blanket Babylon Goes North." - Walt Crawford
Shannon - GlassMistress
It is possible I need one of these. Bwhahahaha!
Brontospoon - Isola Virtuale
I definitely need that. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
This is not a brontosaurus! It's Nessie !! Emerging from the lake:-D - Selkis
unless it hasn't plesiosaurus fins it is a beautiful cyan brontosaurus - Isola Virtuale
I need it, too - chiaratiz™ from Android
OMG, it has to be mine! - мик
omg, adorbs!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
این خیلی خوبه ابجی:دی - حوسین
ubi is right, please somebody post a link, now! - мик
thx - мик
How Fashion Helped Defeat 18th-Century Anti-Vaxxers - The Atlantic -
How Fashion Helped Defeat 18th-Century Anti-Vaxxers - The Atlantic
"In 18th-century Europe, smallpox was a scourge feared by kings and commoners alike. It was highly contagious, grossly disfiguring, and often fatal. But it was also preventable. Smallpox inoculation—which by then was the norm across Asia and the Middle East—was introduced in the West by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. Herself a smallpox survivor, the English ambassadress to Turkey had witnessed the practice in Constantinople, and upon her return to England in 1718 she became its biggest advocate. Initially, London society found the practice shocking, but by the end of the century, inoculation had been adopted throughout most of Europe. France was one of the last holdouts. Though inoculation was common in northern Europe by the early 1770s, it was still regarded with suspicion in France, and with good reason: Improperly performed, it could result in infection and even death." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"On May 10, 1774, King Louis XV died after a two-week illness—an inexorable, excruciating, and very public demise. We rarely hear about the 10 other courtiers and palace servants who died during the same outbreak. But the new king, Louis XVI, was sufficiently alarmed that he took the controversial step of submitting to inoculation on June 18, 1774. His two younger brothers, the Comte de... more... - Jessie
"The milliners of Paris, attuned to current events that could be translated into quick profits, commemorated the momentous event with an allegorical headdress dubbed the pouf à l’inoculation. Perched atop a woman’s powdered and pomaded coiffure, it depicted the serpent of Asclepius, representing medicine; a club, representing conquest; a rising sun, representing the king; and a... more... - Jessie
"Crucially, the pouf à l’inoculation wasn't an explicit critique of the 18th-century anti-vaxxers, but simply a visible expression of support for inoculation. Instead of picking a fight, it presented inoculation as something normal and harmless. And because the pouf was worn by the fashionable elite of society, it went one step further, making inoculation look not just normal, but also cool." - Jessie
laura x
I am playing the new Sleater-Kinney loudly enough to drown out the sounds of the volunteer who once told me my son didn't have a real family.
I guess if a person is dumb enough to think something like that he/she is dumb enough to say it out loud, too. smh. - Steele Lawman
Shannon - GlassMistress
Oh sorry .. Jennica and Laura wanted wombats. Sorry but the bat insisted on photo bombing ;-)
So cute, Shannon! - Jenica from iPhone
Adorable. - Tamara J. B.
Awwwwww! - Larua Boats
I feel bad for Plato. He never gets any love; just non-romantic friendships.
and a bitter aftertaste... - Kevin Johnson
Will Higgins™
tchiseen on PBS played this in the middle of the night. It took a single animator 2 years to illustrate this by hand. -
"The more I see stuff like this the more I feel like this is the only reason why American soldiers ever went to Iraq in the first place..." - Will Higgins™
NYU Student Allegedly Set Sleeping Classmate On Fire, Serenaded Her: Gothamist -
NYU Student Allegedly Set Sleeping Classmate On Fire, Serenaded Her: Gothamist
Da fuq? - rönin from Bookmarklet
Jesus. :( - Tamara J. B.
Pretty LaBelle
Well I finally had it with the pain and made an appointment to see about hip replacement the fun begins.
Hope it works out for you. - Anika
Me too! - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
Ditto what Anika said. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Andrew C (✔)
RT @desusnice: When the special effects budget runs out
RT @desusnice: When the special effects budget runs out
"BRADLEY: I worked out 4 hours a day for months to realistically depict a Navy SEAL CLINT: here is a plastic dead baby" - @SethAbramovitch - Andrew C (✔)
An unexpected visit at work from my wife and two-year old, can’t get any better than that! (They brought gifts too.)
I now have a coffee maker so I don't have to hop a mile to get coffee. I know my foot needs the exercise but this makes me happy. And lazy. And happy. - Stephan from iPhone
Alternatives to Evite that don’t totally suck on mobile. Go!
... Facebook? - Stephen Mack
Mailing a letter? - Steve C Team Marina
Mailing a letter doesn't work at all on mobile. :p And it needs to work for people who have an email address, but not Facebook. (Evite lets you send to an email and people can respond without signing up for Evite if they don't want to.) And it needs to keep track of RSVPs and "what to bring" for potlucks. For some reason Evite won't let you see the "what to bring" functionality on mobile. - Jandy
Have you tested the G+ event functionality? I have no idea if it's capable of doing what you're looking to do, but it's probably worth checking if you haven't already. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Stephen Mack
All 108 Sleater-Kinney Songs, Ranked [SPIN] -
All 108 Sleater-Kinney Songs, Ranked [SPIN]
From the article: "In 1995, the Olympian monolith that is Sleater-Kinney rose and went on to wreak blissful havoc on rock fans' eardrums (and hearts) for the next ten years. The trio's raw (but never undercooked) early albums received that rare combination of attention that was both early and earned. And once they found the perfect drummer, they carved new crevices in their own unmistakable punk sound, from bubblegum pop to psychedelic metal. Then they stopped. But in another triumph that defies typical careerist narrative — just like making seven straight great albums does — they returned this week, after a nearly nine-year hiatus, with No Cities to Love: an album with no loss of quality, instrumental facility, or even volume. Greatness and longevity in tandem are somewhat of a rare combination. The Who came back, sort of. The Clash, the Beatles, and Led Zeppelin did not." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
There's zero point in arguing over personal preference, but my own top 12 would be: 12. Off With Your Head (Future Soundtrack compilation) 11. Oh! (One Beat) 10. By The Time You're Twenty-Five (Get Up single b-side) / 9. What If I Was Right (off "Jackson's Jukebox" compilation) / 8. A Quarter To Three (The Hot Rock) / 7. Everything (The Woods) / 6. Little Babies (Dig Me Out) / 5. Tapping (Get Up single b-side) / 4. Dig Me Out / 3. Hot Rock / 2. Words And Guitar (Dig Me Out) / 1. Get Up (The Hot Rock) - Stephen Mack
Hmm, actually -- I need to rearrange my list to get "Burn, Don't Freeze" in the top 5. - Stephen Mack
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