Steve C, Team Marina

Steve C, Team Marina

Like a Ferrari that got porked by a luck dragon.
My niece went to college this year partially on cello (music) and debate scholarships. She won her first amateur boxing match this weekend. I don't get college kids these days. What happened to good old fashioned freshman 15 and beer pong?
guessing that she's doing homework too - Kevin Johnson
The boy learned to click his tongue to make a noise this weekend. Then spent the rest of the weekend demonstrating his new talent to anyone within a 500 mile radius. The cats were less enthusiastic then the parents in their praise.
On the plus side neither cat has mauled him yet which is saying something since the tail is the most appealing target on them. - Steve C, Team Marina
Say Goodbye to the Classic White Boxy U.S. Postal Truck - http://www.msn.com/en-us...
Say Goodbye to the Classic White Boxy U.S. Postal Truck
"The request documents reveal a number of design flaws in the current fleet that the USPS hopes to address in the next one. The preferred upgrades include: Durable door design—i.e. locks and latches that can "withstand the rigors of the postal duty cycle." Stronger wipers—the fleet's existing windshield wipers evidently experience "fatigue" from all the rain or sleet or even snow that don't keep post-people from getting where they need to go. Crevice elimination—apparently the current trucks have lots of "difficult to access" cracks where letters can accidentally slip and get lost in the mail. Heavy-duty mats—all that stepping in and stepping out takes its toll. Better climate control—Keeping the semi-exposed delivery person comfortable in every season requires a ventilation system that delivers heat or air "in the right quantities to the right body locations." And let's not forget a good cup holder. Supplementary material supplies the specs here: The vehicle shall be equipped with a... more... - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
I miss the mail jeeps from the 70's and 80's. - Brian Johns
Back then, I wanted to buy a mail jeep -- the post office was selling them, painted primer brown -- and paint it TARDIS blue and put a flashing white light on top. (I also wanted to figure out how to make magnets to put on the doors to make it into a TARDIS for special occasions, but I don't think the printable sheets were available then.) - bentley
"Crevice elimination" still sounds very odd. (From the list of requirements.) - That's So CAJ!
The View-Master is back. Now it's virtual reality for kids. - Feb. 13, 2015 - http://money.cnn.com/2015...
The View-Master is back. Now it's virtual reality for kids. - Feb. 13, 2015
"This fall, Google (GOOG) and Mattel (MAT) are coming out with a plastic viewer that pairs up with your smartphone. You can explore virtual reality environments, make three-dimensional dinosaurs appear in the real world or -- in classic fashion -- transport yourself to faraway places and historical monuments. Unlike the old View-Master's static images, you can spin around in place and see everything around you. It'll work with every smartphone and cost $30, the companies said. They unveiled it in New York City on Friday." - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
This makes me unreasonably angry. *loser* - Soup in a TARDIS
Raccoon meat for sale at L.A. supermarket; store under investigation - LA Times - http://www.latimes.com/local...
Raccoon meat for sale at L.A. supermarket; store under investigation - LA Times
"An Asian supermarket in Temple City has come under fire for selling dead raccoons after a video circulated on social media showed bodies of the animals in the frozen meat section. Christina Dow posted the video she filmed Monday at Metro Supermarket in the 4800 block of Temple City Boulevard, showing the frozen raccoons in plastic bags along with packages of meat and fish. Dow pleaded with her Facebook followers to share the video." - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Huh, I don't recall raccoons ever being part of the Chinese food regimen but since we pretty much eat everything else known to man I guess it could be to some. It's more odd that these hadn't been processed in some form before being sold. - rønin
When I first saw this in another post, I was thinking Louisiana instead of Los Angeles. Not a problem for the Duck Commanders. - Greg GuitarBuster
The news story does say raccoons are also eaten in the American South. - Andrew C (✔)
Plenty of Facebook commenters have been adding that tidbit to the LA Times page, though. It's a good point. - Spidra Webster
But they're not mislabelled, at least. - bentley
I've known country-ass Californians who came from the south as kids, or their parents were from there, who hunted and cooked and ate coon, possum, rabbit...all of them much older than me. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Possums and fox squirrels were actually *introduced* into California by Southerners who moved here and wanted to hunt them. - Spidra Webster
You can have the raccoons that show up in my back yard for free. - Eric - Final Countdown
Eric, it's possible they may have already done this and you have a few less raccoons, now. - April Russo (FForever!)
Woman Avoids Smiling for 40 Years to Stop Wrinkles - http://www.msn.com/en-us...
Woman Avoids Smiling for 40 Years to Stop Wrinkles
"A night out with your best friends, marrying your significant other, or the birth of your child can be some of the happiest moments of your life, but you'd never know with Tess Christian — she hasn't smiled in 40 years. Since Christian, 50, was 10 years old, she's never laughed and has barely grinned. No, it's not because Christian has no sense of humor. Instead, she's trying to beat the hands of time and avoid wrinkles. "Everyone asks if I've had Botox, but I haven't, and I know that it's thanks to the fact I haven't laughed or smiled since I was a teenager. My dedication has paid off. I don't have a single line on my face," she said." - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Seems to have worked - Todd Hoff
I feel kind of sad for her. I mean, she's getting exactly what she wants so I guess from her perspective it's nothing bad or sad. But to me it just seems sad to not experience sidesplitting laughter or grinning like a Cheshire cat. I've always been told that I have a very expressive face, and that makes me love every single wrinkle and sag even more. <3 - Hookuh Tinypants
Brandon Browner calls Kanye West ‘sucka’ in Twitter rant - http://www.msn.com/en-us...
Brandon Browner calls Kanye West ‘sucka’ in Twitter rant
""KANYE WEST is a sucka! Everybody don't listen to Beyoncé. Second time he tried to steal somebody shine. First time it was a 15 yr old girl ... Kanye try and play that I'm weird because of my genius. Non of the greats pull that stupid ish. Meaning Marley, Mike Jack, Tupac, Jayz etc. ... Peep who he tried Beck and Taylor Swift. Real tough guy. If only I could've been Beck for one night. Kanye would be rapping thru the wire,"" - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
SWEET. :D - Hookuh Tinypants
Mother (Pink Floyd) by Joe Silence - http://alonetone.com/jsilenc...
Mother (Pink Floyd) by Joe Silence
Big Joes version of Mother is too beautiful not to share again though I had it in my favorites already. Thanks for the story time MoTO and the reminder of all the cool things Big Joe can do http://friendfeed.com/barrywy... - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Kansas governor erases protections for LGBT state employees with executive order - CNN.com - http://www.cnn.com/2015...
Kansas governor erases protections for LGBT state employees with executive order - CNN.com
"With a swipe of his pen, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback wiped out protections offered to state employees facing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Brownback, a Republican, issued the executive order Tuesday, doing away with an order enacted by his predecessor, former Gov. Kathleen Sibelius. In 2007 Sibelius issued an order expanding workplace protections to include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees of the state. Brownback, in signing his order, said this "ensures that state employees enjoy the same civil rights as all Kansans without creating additional 'protected classes' as the previous order did."" - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Our country is so fucked up it's hard to fathom some times. - Steve C, Team Marina
Just saw this elsewhere. What a massive dick this guy is. - Soup in a TARDIS
Newborn baby girl found abandoned near Lakewood Center mall - LA Times - http://www.latimes.com/local...
Newborn baby girl found abandoned near Lakewood Center mall - LA Times
"The baby appeared to be only a few hours old when the passerby found the infant about 6 a.m. The infant was making noises after being tucked behind a wall near Hardwick Street and Lakewood Boulevard, authorities said." - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
This is a block from our house the sad part is there is a fire station around one corner and a police station across the mall from this. Could have left it at either. - Steve C, Team Marina
That is heartbreaking. - Corinne L
Interesting FFact: My family found an abandoned infant like this once. (before the infant drop-off law) Long story short, the adoptive family got in touch with us later using info from the newspaper articles, and we exchange Christmas cards each year. - Brian Johns
:( - Jenny H. from Android
I think many people, especially those who have had run-ins with law enforcement or are in an environment where they are discouraged against trusting anyone in "the establishment", don't believe there are no repercussions for using a safe haven drop off site. - Corinne L
That is my old 'hood too, strange. (20+ years ago, but still my old hood). - Ken Gidley
The world is in trouble the boy is mobile. He can crawl forward now. On purpose. His first destination of choice this weekend was the kitchen naturally.
Exciting! M is still only going backwards. Haha - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
The boy is wise beyond his years. :) - Steven Perez
Waif preferred to roll. Didn't crawl much at all. Strange child. - MoTO Boychick Devil
Our niece used to go backwards too. Hilarious. - Pete's Got To Go
Yes Tam and Pete the boy only went backwards for past month. Now he has two gears just no brakes. - Steve C, Team Marina
15 Wonderful Activities You Can Do With Your Kids That Will Make You The Coolest Parent Ever - http://pulptastic.com/15-geni...
15 Wonderful Activities You Can Do With Your Kids That Will Make You The Coolest Parent Ever
15 Wonderful Activities You Can Do With Your Kids That Will Make You The Coolest Parent Ever
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"15 Wonderful Activities You Can Do With Your Kids That Will Make You The Coolest Parent Ever All parents know that the first few years of a baby’s life are vital to their overall development. So why not make full use of their growing years by combining play time with learning? Instructions can be found below each picture. MEd holder and former classroom science teacher, Asia Citro, is a strong believer in “messy play”." - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Guess people like it, the book version is one of best reviewed books on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/150-Scr... - Steve C, Team Marina
And yes we'll be getting it. :) - Steve C, Team Marina
Will you be buying the paperback edition or the kindle edition of that book? - Brian Johns
I bought paper, i need hands on. - Steve C, Team Marina
And glare proof, the kindle fire is awful in light - Steve C, Team Marina
Plus, the whole idea of reading a book about "screen free" activities as an e-book is kind of funny... - Brian Johns
Haha Brian I am a little slow but YES. that is hilarious. :) - Steve C, Team Marina
Americans Don't Know What Causes Cancer - http://www.msn.com/en-us...
Americans Don't Know What Causes Cancer
"Alcohol, obesity, lack of exercise and poor diets have all been shown to increase the risk of cancer – but few Americans realize this, according to a new survey published Wednesday to mark World Cancer Day. Instead, people tend to blame risk factors for cancer on food additives, generally modified foods, stress and beef hormones. Falsely identifying risk factors means many American do not know there are lifestyle changes they can make to help lower the possibility that they might get cancer." - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Five babies at suburban Chicago daycare center have measles: report - http://www.msn.com/en-us...
Five babies at suburban Chicago daycare center have measles: report
"CHICAGO, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Five babies at a suburban Chicago daycare center have been diagnosed with measles, adding to a growing outbreak of the disease across the United States, Illinois health officials said on Thursday. Officials are investigating the cluster of measles cases at KinderCare Learning Center in suburban Palatine, said a joint statement from the Illinois and Cook County health departments. All the children are under 1 year old and therefore would not have been subject to routine measles vaccination, which begins at 12 months." - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
And this is the fear for our 7month old here in Long Beach with it's 20 infections in area. - Steve C, Team Marina
Monopoly is putting real money in its board games - http://www.msn.com/en-us...
Monopoly is putting real money in its board games
"In a move wonderfully reminiscent of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Hasbro France announced that it will place actual euros into Monopoly sets to honor the iconic board game’s 80th anniversary. Eighty of the 30,000 special anniversary sets sold in France will contain real money. One “jackpot” set will have all its game notes replaced with real ones—good for €20,580 ($23,513). Ten sets will contain €300 ($343) and the 69 other sets will have €150 ($171)." - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Not for the faint of hearties: Blackbeard's medical devices - CNN.com - http://www.cnn.com/2015...
Not for the faint of hearties: Blackbeard's medical devices - CNN.com
Not for the faint of hearties: Blackbeard's medical devices - CNN.com
"Shiver me timbers: Archaeologists have unveiled some unnerving medical tools found amid the wreckage of Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge. Linda Carnes-McNaughton, a volunteer archaeologist on the project, recently presented what she and other researchers from the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources discovered about the equipment at the Society for Historical Archaeology's annual meeting. Among the more cringe-inducing findings were a urethral syringe used to inject mercury for the treatment of syphilis and a clyster pump used to deliver medical enemas for "quicker absorption."" - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Illinois cops deliver pizza after arresting deliveryman - http://www.msn.com/en-us...
Illinois cops deliver pizza after arresting deliveryman
"Officers busted the pizza driver and a friend that night after the driver went through a parking lot to avoid a red light. Once stopped, cops found drug paraphernalia and arrested the delivery man, who was en route to deliver a pie. The customer lived nearby, the receipt showed. "The pizza was already paid for, and the delivery location was within a few blocks," Oswego Police Chief Jeff Burgner told the Chicago Tribune. "They decided one should go ahead and make the delivery."" - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Texas boy suspended after bringing 'ring of power' to school - http://www.msn.com/en-us...
Texas boy suspended after bringing 'ring of power' to school
"Tolkien lore led a Texas boy to suspension after bringing his “one ring” to school. Kermit Elementary School officials called it a threat when the 9-year-old boy, Aiden, in a playful act of make-believe, told a classmate he could make him disappear with a ring forged in fictional Middle Earth’s Mount Doom." - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
“I assure you my son lacks the magical powers necessary to threaten his friend’s existence,” he later wrote in an email. "If he did, I'm sure he'd bring him right back." - Steve C, Team Marina
Second Harper Lee novel to be published in July - http://www.msn.com/en-us...
Second Harper Lee novel to be published in July
""In the mid-1950s, I completed a novel called 'Go Set a Watchman,'" the 88-year-old Lee said in a statement issued by Harper. "It features the character known as Scout as an adult woman, and I thought it a pretty decent effort. My editor, who was taken by the flashbacks to Scout's childhood, persuaded me to write a novel (what became 'To Kill a Mockingbird') from the point of view of the young Scout. "I was a first-time writer, so I did as I was told. I hadn't realized it (the original book) had survived, so was surprised and delighted when my dear friend and lawyer Tonja Carter discovered it. After much thought and hesitation, I shared it with a handful of people I trust and was pleased to hear that they considered it worthy of publication. I am humbled and amazed that this will now be published after all these years."" - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
So it's really her *first* novel that is coming out. - bentley
My brother visited for a bit yesterday. He looks a lot like me only clean shaven. 7 month old was highly confused as to where the fuzzy face went and kept grabbing his chin and giving him a WTF look. :)
Hah that's great bentley (via zu) it wasn't that dramatic but close. :) - Steve C, Team Marina
I just noticed there are a few "baby meets daddy's twin brother" videos on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch... - bentley
Sugary drinks are causing early puberty in girls, study says - http://www.msn.com/en-us...
Sugary drinks are causing early puberty in girls, study says
"Researchers analyzed data from 5,583 girls in the Growing up Today Study (GUTS), surveying American children from 1996 to 2001, beginning when they were between the ages of 9 to 14. The study, published in the journal Human Reproduction, found that girls were 24% more likely to start menarche (their first menstrual cycle) in the next month if they drank at least 1.5 servings of sugar-sweetened drinks a day than if they drank no more than two servings per week. This correlation was true for the carbonated drinks with added sugars, but not for drinks with natural sugars like fruit juice, says Karin Michels, a co-author and associate professor at Harvard Medical School. This study did not examine the underlying reasons for this, but according to Michels, it’s probably because the natural sugar in fruit juice has less of an effect on insulin levels and changes to hormonal metabolism the sugar often added to carbonated drinks." - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Mom: Family that refused vaccination put my baby in quarantine - CNN.com - http://www.cnn.com/2015...
Mom: Family that refused vaccination put my baby in quarantine - CNN.com
"One of the most contagious viruses on Earth, measles can hang in the air or on surfaces for hours. If she'd contracted the disease, Livia could become deaf or even die. "We were really freaking out and really worried," Jennifer Simon said. Then the Simons learned from a doctor that the child in the doctor's office had contracted measles because his parents had refused vaccination. Livia, just 6 months old, is too young to be vaccinated. "I'm angry," Simon said. "I've been upset that someone else's personal choice has impacted us so much." In Alameda County, where Simon lives, nine infants were in quarantine as of Tuesday night because of the measles outbreak, a spokeswoman said." - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
"A happy baby, she doesn't seem to mind being at home, but it's disrupted the Simons' life and cost them money, as the couple had to miss work for several days and then bring Jennifer's mother in from Houston to stay home with Livia. When asked what she would say to parents of the unvaccinated child, she said she would first ask whether their child was doing OK. Then she would ask them a question: "Hey, you guys, what do you think about vaccines now?" " - Steve C, Team Marina
How nice that the doctor's office called to warn them. Would have been even nicer if the doctor had refused to accept unvaccinated patients. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I vaguely wonder if they could sue in civil court for the lost wages/expenses. That would make an interesting precedent. - That's So CAJ!
I have already learned a lot from MoTO's get to know Soup conversation. Mainly that I AM THE INNER BITCH. I couldn't be prouder that my lack of filter now has a diagnosis! http://friendfeed.com/barrywy...
So glad it was edifying ;) - Soup in a TARDIS
Just "Inner"? *runs* - MoTO Boychick Devil
and thanks for the reference - MoTO Boychick Devil
That's just it MoTO I bring the Inner Bitch out, I outed the Innner Bitch. I am Outer Inner Bitch! - Steve C, Team Marina
"I am Outer Inner Bitch!" There are times I worry about you, Steve. - Anika
That needs to be put on a sampler, people - Soup in a TARDIS
30 babies under isolation as measles outbreak hits Bay Area - LA Times - http://www.latimes.com/local...
30 babies under isolation as measles outbreak hits Bay Area - LA Times
"Thirty babies have been placed under home isolation in Alameda County after possible exposure to measles linked to a holiday outbreak at Disneyland last month. Officials with the Alameda County Public Health Department asked the parents of the infants to keep their children at home to avoid further exposure to the contagious illness, department spokeswoman Sherri Willis said. The babies are not infected, Willis said, but had some contact or connection to the measles patients in Alameda County." - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Start countdown for first measles deaths in CA from the youngest innocents. - Steve C, Team Marina
Taking medical advice from a Playboy centerfold... #whatcouldpossiblygowrong - WarLord
Sam Smith Will Pay Tom Petty Royalties for "Stay With Me" - http://www.msn.com/en-us...
Sam Smith Will Pay Tom Petty Royalties for "Stay With Me"
"Tom Petty has been given a songwriting credit for Sam Smith's hit song "Stay With Me." Petty and collaborator Jeff Lynne were added to the song credits after Petty's team noticed a likeness between Smith's song and Petty's "I Won't Back Down." When the Petty camp reached out to Smith's representatives, they settled the matter amicably and agreed that Petty and Lynne will receive royalties." - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Two neighbors lost their homes to foreclosure this month. Though the banks say they will work with you these days it's not true in CA. There are too many investors lined up to buy any property they know they have a way to get and even make money on their bad loans right now.
One neighbor had been there 40 years. I'm not sure what refinance they did to still have a mortgage they couldn't pay, he still worked full time. - Steve C, Team Marina
The banks have been caught red-handed turning people out of their homes even when they're *up-to-date* on their mortgages. And the feds seem to be doing NOTHING about it. At the time the US was bailing the financial industry out, I thought I saw the point because of all the jobs that depended on it. But after what they've done, with impunity, and then turning around and having NO sympathy or gratitude to the US public - fuck them. Let them burn. - Spidra Webster
I'm sorry to hear about your neighbors. It's a hard experience. My sister is a paralegal working with commercial real estate. She's told me that FHA and Fannie Mae never supported refinancing of troubled mortgages, despite the government programs. - Greg GuitarBuster
too much going on.
Scientists upload a worm's mind into a Lego robot - CNN.com - http://www.cnn.com/2015...
Scientists upload a worm's mind into a Lego robot - CNN.com
Scientists upload a worm's mind into a Lego robot - CNN.com
"A humble roundworm is leading the race in artificial intelligence, showing that it may be possible one day to upload our brains to a computer. Called the Open Worm Project, the research brings together scientists and programmers from around the world with the aim of recreating the behavior of the common roundworm (Caenorhabditis elegans) in a machine. The open source project recently had its first major breakthrough when its software -- modeled on the neurons of the worm's nervous system -- independently controlled a Lego robot. The machine's sensors, without any prior programming, made the robot behave in a similar fashion to C. elegans, approaching and backing away from obstacles or stimulated by food." - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
"With the worm's nose neurons replaced by a sonar sensor and the motor neurons running down both sides of the worm replicated on the left and right motors of the Lego bot, the robot could emulate the worm's biological wiring." - Steve C, Team Marina
Father Junipero Serra to be elevated to sainthood, Pope Francis says - LA Times - http://www.latimes.com/local...
Father Junipero Serra to be elevated to sainthood, Pope Francis says - LA Times
"Catching most of the Catholic faithful by surprise, Pope Francis announced Thursday that he plans to canonize Father Junipero Serra, the 18th-century Spanish Franciscan priest both revered and reviled for founding nine missions in California." - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Before Serra's arrival, hundreds of thousands of indigenous people had lived in what is today California. But the mission system imposed pressure on Indians to assimilate while also exposing thousands to foreign diseases, wiping out villages, native animals and plants. "Most Indians who came to missions didn't live very long," Hackel said. "Those baptized lived short lives. "It was an... more... - Steve C, Team Marina
This may be a moot point, but can't they just stop making saints? It seems so archaic and goofy. And something like this instance is downright disrespectful to the native people who were harassed by this dude. I just don't like it. - Jenny H. from Android
Guess the streets, hills, schools etc around here that bear his name ain't enough huh. Haven't read the article. Saints have to have performed a miracle right? What was Serra's miracle? - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Becoming a saint? - Todd Hoff
To mark the release of their upcoming album, No Cities To Love, Sleater-Kinney asked some of their friends to film themselves singing the title track.
I love Sleater-Kinney so much. - Stephen Mack
I won't lie, I almost cried when they announced they were coming back together for a new album. - Hookuh Tinypants from FreshFeed
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