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Steve C

Steve C

Like a Ferrari that got porked by a luck dragon.
Chairless Chair, an invisible chair that you can wear - -
Chairless Chair, an invisible chair that you can wear -
"It's like a chair that isn't there, but magically appears whenever you need it. It's called the Chairless Chair and you wear it on your legs like an exoskeleton: when it's not activated, you can walk normally or even run. And then, at the touch of a button, it locks into place and you can sit down on it. Like a chair that is now there. "The idea came from wanting to sit anywhere and everywhere, and from working in a UK packaging factory when I was 17", says Keith Gunura, the 29-year old CEO and co-founder of noonee, the Zurich-based startup behind the device, "standing for hours on end causes a lot of distress to lower limbs, but most workers get very few breaks and chairs are rarely provided, because they take up too much space. So I thought that the best idea was to strap an unobtrusive chair directly to myself"." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
SIGN ME UP. - Big Joe Silence
'Look Again to the Wind' revisits Johnny Cash's 'Bitter Tears' - LA Times -
'Look Again to the Wind' revisits Johnny Cash's 'Bitter Tears' - LA Times
"On the heels of two of the biggest hits of his career in "Ring of Fire" and "Understand Your Man," Johnny Cash was a hot commodity in 1964 when he gave his record company an ambitious new concept album, "Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian." But the label treated that album more like a hot potato because of its potentially controversial subject matter, prompting Cash to take matters into his own hands to promote a project that he consistently cited as one of the proudest moments of his storied career." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
"A half-century later, "Bitter Tears" is getting another shot at recognition through "Look Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited," a new version recorded by a group of country and Americana stars. Released Tuesday, the album includes performances by Cash's friends Kris Kristofferson and Emmylou Harris as well as singer-songwriters Steve Earle, Gillian Welch and David... more... - Steve C
Thanks, Steve. - Greg GuitarBuster
Some pretty amazing pictures of what some kids go to to get to school every day -
Some pretty amazing pictures of what some kids go to to get to school every day
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"Students hold on to the side steel bars of a collapsed bridge as they cross a river to get to school at Sanghiang Tanjung village in Lebak regency, Indonesia's Banten village" - Steve C from Bookmarklet
▶ The War on Drugs - "Red Eyes" (Official Video) - YouTube -
▶ The War on Drugs - "Red Eyes" (Official Video) - YouTube
New musica - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Less distracting live version - Steve C
I dig it. - Kristin
The War on Drugs article in the most recent Tape Op magazine. - Big Joe Silence
New Corvette will record every move a valet driver makes - LA Times -
New Corvette will record every move a valet driver makes - LA Times
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"Attention valet drivers: Don’t get frisky with the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette -- big brother is watching. General Motors is offering next year’s model of the famous sport coupe with a data recorder that captures video, audio and driving data from the vehicle when switched into a special “Valet Mode.”" - Steve C from Bookmarklet
This is the boys best bud. He can stay there on his changing table talking up a storm with that whale. The whale (Monstro of course) tells the funniest stories that keep him laughing and laughing.
We'll take what we can get although getting a pet whale for him in a few years is going to be tough. - Steve C
True. You may have to sell the panther. - Jessie
I always tell people crabs aren't funny. - Kristin
Monstro! :o Don't let him eat your baby! :P - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
I went to friends in laws for a simple giveaway pickup. I thought it was for spring cleaning. When I am leaving i ask what they are doing for the day. Putting in flooring in in laws. Then I find out he hurt his back that morning and is loopy on vicodin and their house is being auctioned in two weeks so they're trying to make in laws habitable.
Needless to say my stay extended 9 hours but I got the flooring done. - Steve C
Could have saved two or three hours had i had my tools via a request for help but I guess it's hard to ask in that situation. Sad when two teachers can't keep their home in So Cal. Ohh it was also our anniversary today but she let me off the hook of course and my sis came and helped with baby. - Steve C
You're awesome and such a great guy. - Tamara J. B.
No Tam I just happen to have a certain set of skills. I am mainlining Advil now and Janine had the harder job as you know with the little person all day. :) - Steve C
You're such a good soul, Steve. :) - Anne Bouey
You are good people, Steve. I'm glad you could help. - Kristin
You are the best sex panther ever. - Spidra Webster
You sir are a living testament to awesome parents. Well done. - Janet
Huntington Gardens' stinky giant corpse flower expected to bloom soon - LA Times -
"As Hollywood sequels go, "Stinky 5: Return of the Corpse Flower" is a lot more authentic than the usual box-office blockbusters. The super-stinky corpse flower whose giant bloom smells like rotting flesh will unleash a potent stench any day now at the Huntington Gardens in San Marino. "In case you're taking notes ... the #CorpseFlower grew another 4.5 inches last night," @TheHuntington tweeted Sunday. "This could be a biggie!" Some members also received e-mails last week about the coming Big Stinker." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Yes, Amorphophallus titanum has been a big money-maker for several botanical gardens in the last decade. - Spidra Webster
Do they make house slippers with arch support? Footsies are killing me walking the little person for hours a night on the hardwood.
I don't know of any, but if you can't find slippers with arch support, maybe a good pair of sandals could fill that need. - John (bird whisperer)
For house shoes Jayden wears "sport sandals", with molded plastic bottoms, that have some arch support. We get em for $8 at Walmart but Nike, Adidas et al make them & prolly offer better support. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I alternate between Merrell flipflops and Halflinger wool clogs -- both have molded arch support in them. (And I have the luxury of having two pairs of expensive house shoes because the Halflingers last for decades -- I got them in college -- and you can buy Merrells at outlets!) If I go barefoot or in soft slippers too much, with all the baby walking I do, my plantar fasciitis and low back lose their everloving minds. - Jenica
I'd second Jenica's recommendation to look at Merrell's offerings. I have hiking boots and sandals from them, and both are really comfortable. - John (bird whisperer)
Thirding on the Merrells. You can usually find a good deal on them too and they're worth the investment (last a long time!). - Hookuh Tinypants
Here ya go, 3 different pairs of mens slippers with arch supports: - April Russo
If you already have a favorite pair of slippers, slip a set of Dr. Scholl's arch supports inside them. :) - Anne Bouey
thanks peeps. - Steve C
Also, - haven't checked their slippers, but OMG. They have damn near everything you can imagine! Also, Jenica, an entire plantar fasciitis *department* . . . braces, wraps, exercise aids and more. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Thanks for all the tips peeps I'll have to look into my foot budget but it's probably worth it to spend a little more if this kid is apparently planning on growing. - Steve C
According to my legs today installing flooring yesterday was the equivalent of doing 2.4 million squats.
that sounds about right. - holly #ravingfangirl
being completely out of shape probably doesn't help :) - Steve C
This post made me think of Ron Burgandy in Anchorman..."I did over a thousand of these." :-P - Tamara J. B.
The 'exploding lake' that could power Rwanda - -
The 'exploding lake' that could power Rwanda -
Currently, only 20% of Rwandan homes have power, and Ntirushwa estimates it will take at least 1,000 megawatts to power the country by 2020. While the project is still in the early stages (the plant currently extracts a mere 2.4 megawatts of power), Ntirushwa sees an enormous amount of potential. "This lake has the power to produce up to 800 megawatts. We only do 2.4, so imagine how much is left," he says. The methane resides 250 meters underneath the lake, and to extract it, engineers lower a pipe just about the layer of dissolved gas. Once captured, the gas is purified and dried. Overall, it's a cheap method for creating electricity. "It's a very rewarding job, because it's the first time [it's been done]. It's a new technology, and the people of Rwanda are very excited about it. Being a pioneer, being the first doing this, it gives some us respect." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Anyone know what the risks are of tapping of methane from a lake and if it's as dangerous as some of the CO2 lakes? - Spidra Webster
▶ Milky Chance - Stolen Dance (Album Version) - YouTube -
Required for all groovy playlists. - Steve C from Bookmarklet
I saved a good remix of it last night. - NOT THE CRICKET from iPhone
Such a fun song. - NOT THE CRICKET from iPhone
New outcry as Erdogan tells female reporter to 'know your place' -
New outcry as Erdogan tells female reporter to 'know your place'
"Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan faced a new outcry on Friday over his attitude to the media and women after he branded a prominent female journalist a "shameless woman" and told her "to know your place". Just ahead of Sunday's presidential election which he is clear favourite to win, Erdogan savaged Amberin Zaman, who writes for the Economist and the Turkish daily Taraf, over comments she made in a television debate. She had asked the main opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu in the debate whether any Muslim society was capable of challenging its authorities. Erdogan lashed out at Zaman, without mentioning her directly by name, at an election rally in the eastern city of Malatya on Thursday, calling her a "shameless woman". "A militant in the guise of a journalist, a shameless woman... Know your place!" he declared." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
"This is not the first time Erdogan has lashed out at journalists, who have come under increasing pressure in Turkey, which has more reporters behind bars than any other country in the world. The government's attitude towards women is also under heavy scrutiny, after Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc caused a furore by suggesting women should not laugh loudly in public." - Steve C
I'm hoping this prophecy will come through: After Erdogan, Turkey’s Future Will Be Liberal - - Eivind
Eivind, even though I am highly suspicious of that prophecy, I am still hopeful. - Gur-Khan
I wasn't convinced this is the inevitable outcome either. - Eivind
Ultimate Warrior: One-Third Of WrestleMania VI Competitors Now Dead | ThePostGame -
Ultimate Warrior: One-Third Of WrestleMania VI Competitors Now Dead | ThePostGame
Ultimate Warrior: One-Third Of WrestleMania VI Competitors Now Dead | ThePostGame
"The death of the Ultimate Warrior was just the latest grim reminder that professional wrestlers continue to drop dead from something other than old age at an alarming rate. The pinnacle of the Warrior's career was WrestleMania VI on April 1, 1990, at SkyDome in Toronto. Warrior defeated Hulk Hogan in the main event to win the championship. Warrior is the 12th wrestler who competed at WrestleMania VI to have died -- one-third of the card's working roster. The oldest was just 63. As a point of reference, of the 44 starting players from that year's Super Bowl between the 49ers and Broncos, only one has died: Denver defensive end Ron Holmes, who was 48 when he passed away in 2011 from diabetes and coronary issues. Reasons for wrestlers' dying early -- grueling travel schedules, painkiller abuse, steroid use -- have been well-documented. The passing of the Warrior at age 54 from what is suspected to be a heart attack just days after his induction to WWE's Hall of Fame only underscores the issue." - Steve C from Bookmarklet - DC Comics Superman Character Apron - Kitchen Aprons - - DC Comics Superman Character Apron - Kitchen Aprons
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Edible Chocolate LEGOs by Akihiro Mizuuchi | Colossal -
Edible Chocolate LEGOs by Akihiro Mizuuchi | Colossal
Edible Chocolate LEGOs by Akihiro Mizuuchi | Colossal
Via RAPatton - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Texas' Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat -
Texas' Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat
"A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption — making the possible 2016 presidential hopeful his state's first indicted governor in nearly a century." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Drivers cited for not yielding to officer in traffic cone costume - LA Times -
Drivers cited for not yielding to officer in traffic cone costume - LA Times
"California drivers have seen the signs before: "Slow for the cone." But for Moreno Valley motorists, the giant orange cone traversing the crosswalk was supposed to mean "stop." The undercover officer wearing the traffic cone costume on Wednesday walked along a crosswalk at Eucalyptus Avenue and Running Deer Road as part of a pedestrian right-of-way sting, according to Riverside County Sheriff's Sgt. Bill Guimont. But even with the costume, some motorists who were cited told authorities "they never saw the traffic cone in the crosswalk," he said in a statement." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Drivers in MV don't stop for other drivers. Driving down Redlands Blvd. or Perris Blvd. people coming out of the side streets will run a stop sign and just turn in front of you. It's almost as bad as driving San Francisco. - Anika
Commission approves closing La Jolla beach for seals' pupping season - LA Times -
Commission approves closing La Jolla beach for seals' pupping season - LA Times
"he California Coastal Commission voted Thursday to approve a controversial plan by the San Diego City Council to close one of the city's most popular beaches during the annual five-month pupping season of harbor seals. The ban, to stretch each season from Dec. 15 to May 15, will prohibit people from using the Children's Pool beach in La Jolla, a small, horseshoe-shaped beach created by a nearby breakwater." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Paul McCartney performs concert at Candlestick Park in famed venue's final event before scheduled demolition | FOX Sports -
Paul McCartney performs concert at Candlestick Park in famed venue's final event before scheduled demolition | FOX Sports
"San Francisco said goodbye Thursday to Candlestick Park -- the stadium where the city's beloved Giants and 49ers celebrated some of their greatest triumphs. The storied venue shut down after an evening concert by former Beatle Paul McCartney that finished about midnight. It will then be demolished to make way for a housing, retail and entertainment development." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
I wish it could have stayed though I admit even in August it was freezing in the upper decks. - Steve C
Arizona teacher accused of being drunk in class -
Arizona teacher accused of being drunk in class
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"An Arizona high school teacher who feared she was too inebriated to drive took a cab to work, then continued drinking throughout the day until students alerted administrators that she was cursing and yelling at them, authorities said Thursday." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
The school's principal and a sheriff's deputy met with Jardine. According to the deputy, Jardine initially denied being intoxicated. She later admitted that she had been drinking the night before, that morning and during lunch in her classroom. The math teacher had a blood-alcohol level of 0.205 percent, which is 2 1/2 times the legal limit for drivers. A school security officer found a... more... - Steve C
There's a life lesson in there for her students ... - Kristin
Yes hide the bottles better. - Steve C
She resembles my high school art teacher in so many ways, the blood-alcohol is spot on. - Janet
Free Wi-Fi comes to six parks around Los Angeles - LA Times -
Free Wi-Fi comes to six parks around Los Angeles - LA Times
"Free Wi-Fi is now available to visitors at six parks throughout the city. Park-goers will be able to connect their laptops, tablets and e-readers to public Wi-Fi networks at Cabrillo Beach, Echo Park Lake, Griffith Observatory, Pershing Square, Reseda Park and Venice Beach." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Wow! Venice Beach? That's pretty cool. - Monique Judge
Put me in coach, I'm ready to play, today; look at me, I can be, centerfield.
Oh my heavens, how adorable!! - Janet
<3 Handsome little man! - Tamara J. B.
*dies of the cute* - Jenny H. from Android
d'awwww! A Southpaw? - vicster: full-bodied
awww - Shevonne
He'll make a wonderful Red Sox someday. ;) - Soup in a TARDIS
And Soup is off the Christmas card list - Steve C
Very very handsome little boy ya got there. - Spidra Webster
That's almost too much cute to handle, right there <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
You already are kid. - Stanley Mathis
Spike heels get workers' comp recipient in trouble - LA Times -
Spike heels get workers' comp recipient in trouble - LA Times
"The spike heels gave her away. State insurance investigators last week busted Shawna Lynn Palmer, 22, of Riverside on suspicion of workers' compensation insurance fraud after they saw her wearing stiletto shoes in a video of a recent Long Beach Grand Prix beauty contest. At the time, Palmer, a supermarket clerk, was receiving medical care and benefits for a March 10 workplace injury claim she reported to supervisors. lRelated With workers' comp claim, sham bank-heist figure compounds the nerve Local With workers' comp claim, sham bank-heist figure compounds the nerve See all related 8 The state Department of Insurance gave this account: Palmer reported that she fractured a toe on her left foot and could not put weight on her foot, move it or even wear a shoe." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
'Batman v Superman': Meet your new Aquaman - -
'Batman v Superman': Meet your new Aquaman -
"The speculation appears to be over about yet another costumed hero set to join Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and the rest in 2016's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." Not only will Gal Gadot play Wonder Woman and Ray Fisher portray Cyborg, but now Jason Momoa ("Game of Thrones," "Conan the Barbarian") has been cast to play that crusader of the seas, Aquaman, according to Variety. Warner Bros. Pictures is so confident that Aquaman will be a hit with audiences that they've already got an "Aquaman" movie in the works, Variety also reports. In an unusual move, two writers -- Kurt Johnstad and Will Beall -- will each try their hand at separate "Aquaman" scripts. The "Aquaman" movie is undoubtedly one of the nine movies based on DC Comics characters that Warner Bros. plans to release through 2020. (DC and Warner Bros. Pictures are owned by Time Warner, which owns CNN.)" - Steve C from Bookmarklet
I'm okay with this. I was actually talking about how horrible Aquaman is as a character and how hard it would to give him a film, the other day. I think they could work it out. (I still don't feel like I'd want to watch an Aquaman movie, because it still feels stupid.) I'd actually prefer Plastic Man. - NOT THE CRICKET
Plastic man too close to the Incredibles? - Steve C
The movie will drown at the box office, but I bet he stays above water. - Todd Hoff
Glorious birds: The original miracle of flight - -
Glorious birds: The original miracle of flight -
"Who among us hasn't fantasized about flying like a bird? We've created hot air balloons, planes and spacecraft to replicate what birds can already do naturally. CNN recently invited readers to share their best photos of birds in action. The National Audubon Society helped identify the bird species in the above gallery. "Their ability to fly is a work of art in itself," said birdwatcher Michele Hancock, who is always on the lookout for unusual avian species to photograph." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
There are some marvelous photos in that gallery. - John (bird whisperer)
Pilot's false arm falls off as he lands Flybe plane - -
Pilot's false arm falls off as he lands Flybe plane -
"It's probably one of the more unusual incidents air traffic investigators have looked into, but the good news is that when a pilot's prosthetic arm fell off during landing, no one got hurt. The 46-year-old pilot lost control in dark and windy conditions while bringing a Flybe airline turboprop plane with 47 passengers into Belfast City Airport in Northern Ireland. A report released Thursday by Britain's Air Accident Investigation Branch said the unnamed pilot's false limb became detached as he performed a "flare manoeuver" in which the nose of the plane is raised. The pilot managed to regain control and make a "heavy landing," it said. The February 12 incident resulted in no injuries among the passengers or four crew, but triggered an investigation. "As he made the flare manoeuvre ... his prosthetic limb became detached from the yoke clamp, depriving him of control of the aircraft," the report said." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Malaysia teen's Facebook 'like' prompts sedition probe -
Malaysia teen's Facebook 'like' prompts sedition probe
"The 17-year-old student in the northern state of Penang had "liked" a post that declared "I love Israel" and featured a picture of the Jewish state's flag, Penang police chief Abdul Rahim Hanafi was quoted as saying Wednesday by Malaysian media. Abdul Rahim reportedly said a sedition probe was under way and that the student claimed to have accidentally clicked "like". Police also are investigating death threats against the student. Sedition can result in three years in jail in Malaysia. The student, who has been questioned by police, has deactivated his Facebook account. He has not been publicly identified." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Good lord. - Andrew C (✔)
Pope's small car fascinates South Koreans -
Pope's small car fascinates South Koreans
"After his arrival Thursday, the pope left the airport in a compact black Kia that many South Koreans would consider too humble a conveyance for a globally powerful figure. In a live television broadcast, the pope climbed into the backseat of the boxy Kia Soul, rolled down the window and waved. Surrounded by a few bigger black sedans, the pope's compact car headed toward Seoul. Francis' frugality and humble demeanor have received wide coverage in South Korea, a fiercely competitive country that celebrates ostentatious displays of status and wealth. This national trait can be seen in booming industries such as private tutoring and plastic surgery. The images of the smiling pope in his little car struck a chord online, with many playing on the car's name. One South Korean user tweeted: "The pope rode the Soul because he is full of soul." For the man called "The People's Pope" the choice makes sense. He has eschewed the bulletproof "popemobiles" that his predecessors used on foreign... more... - Steve C from Bookmarklet
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