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Steve C

Steve C

“I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. "
Update from brother who lives in La Habra: The German shepherd and the 5 year old didn't sleep at all. The three small dogs got over the earthquakes quickly. The chickens and goats didn't seem to care about the earthquake and continued to chicken and goat like their usual selves.
No report on the cats or ponies yet. Our cats freaked for an hour as usual then returned to sleeping on laps. - Steve C
Any of you have any structural damage from the quake? Glad to see my SCal FF friends are all safe. - Stephen Mack
"I have to walk the fine line between creepy old guy and just weird old guy." Said me. To my coworker. Who nodded in agreement. Which I took as a compliment.
"Sir, have you been drinking today?" - Greg GuitarBuster
Not yet Greg but the day is still young. - Steve C
I crossed that line years ago, SteVe. Actually, I've gone way beyond both. (Which most FFers already know.) - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Annoying knocked my Rock Smith game off line.
Centuries-Old Sport Comes to Life in Rural Afghanistan - NBC -
Centuries-Old Sport Comes to Life in Rural Afghanistan - NBC
Afghan horsemen and spectators gather on an arid patch of land near snow-capped mountains to play the traditional sport of Buzkashi near Bamiyan city in the central Afghan province of Bamiyan on Sunday. Buzkashi is a centuries-old game where two opposing teams of horsemen compete to throw a goat carcass into a scoring circle. Bamiyan province, known for its vast Buddhas destroyed by the Taliban in 2001, is attempting to revive its tourism heyday in the 1960s when visitors thronged to its mountains, lakes and impressive historical and archaeological heritage. Since the fall of the Taliban, the province has been one of Afghanistan's most tranquil areas despite being surrounded by restive neighboring provinces. - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Genius! What tourist wouldn't want to watch dudes throw around a goat carcass? I'm on Kayak RIGHT NOW. - Lo
Anyone have an idea of good way to get rid of boxes and boxes of old records? We have no fireplace and the shredder takes one envelope at a time putting the estimated destruction time at 6.4 years.
Do they not have "community shred" events near you? We seem to have those somewhere within 20-30 miles almost every month. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
...and, by "records", I assume you're talking about papers and stuff, not vinyl albums, right? - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Metal trash can + one match = fun - Soup in a TARDIS
You might want to check with your local bank/credit union - mine lets you bring in stuff to be shredded on certain days. They hire an industrial shredder for the day. - Jennifer Dittrich
you really shouldn't give steve ideas like that, soup. - holly #ravingfangirl
Our City has let's you drop off shredding into their bin once a month for free. Also, our self storage office has shredding services too. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
But it's so fun, Holly! And Steve? POIDH. - Soup in a TARDIS
You can ship it to me and we will burn it. - Janet
Buy a better shredder. - Professor A.I.
Wow, this is the first time I've heard of "community shred" events or of banks allowing you to bring stuff in for shredding. - Spidra Webster
A high-quality shredder is a must for any true American, just like having a 9mm Glock for keeping the communist criminals at bay. Don't trust your valuable shredding to some "community" shredder. The banks are not looking out for your interest either. - Professor A.I.
Shred the stuff (with a better quality shredder), then put it in a worm composter. Nothing usable is going to survive that. - Spidra Webster
Don't listen to her—the worms are spies. After you shred everything, use Napalm on it. - Professor A.I.
Hospital and doctor offices have wonderful shred-it services. Find someone you trust to take a handful to work each day! - Janet
Steve, if you can't find any free community events, and you are around Orange County (which seems like the right area according to my memory, but hey SoCal is big), it looks like the Goodwill does it there, and i bet that would be cheaper than any of the commercial shredding businesses. - holly #ravingfangirl
Wow thanks peeps - Steve C
Hire a pre-teen to come to your house and run them through your shredder for you, for a few hours each week. Eventually you will catch up with the shredding, and if you keep the kid coming each week or once a month after that, you'll be able to stay on top of it. - April Russo
The Good Will in our area offers free community shred events ... maybe yours does as well. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I put all that stuff in the trunk of my car, and then every time I go camping when I'm like, "oh no I forgot kindling!" I get the satisfaction of burning pay stubs from jobs I hated and insurance manuals. Plus camping! Seriously I forget kindling EVERY. TIME. - Lo
Just spotted a blurb in the paper that the local Rotary is sponsoring a shredding event. To think I heard it here first... - Spidra Webster
philadelphia eagles release desean jackson | FOX Sports on MSN -
philadelphia eagles release desean jackson | FOX Sports on MSN
"The Philadelphia Eagles have released wide receiver DeSean Jackson. The team cut Jackson on Friday. He was coming off a career-best season in Philadelphia, leading the team with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns. Jackson had a $10.25 million contract for the 2014 season, a stiff price the Eagles were not willing to pay. He was signed through 2016. He has 356 career receptions for 6,117 yards and 32 touchdowns. The 27-year-old Jackson is entering his seventh season." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Dude must have worst attitude ever to be cut as one of top players in league. - Steve C
They claim it is because they fear he has gang ties. - Alan
Coachella 2014: Ten rising acts you should know now - -
Coachella 2014: Ten rising acts you should know now -
"As a way to ease us into sounds of 2014 and predict 2015’s breakouts, what follows are a dozen artists worthy of early introduction." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Bonus there's a video for each. Not all are my style but most I had not heard of. - Steve C
Asteroid with rings is the first of its kind - -
Asteroid with rings is the first of its kind -
"Quick -- name a planet with rings. Easy, right? But Saturn and others are not alone: Now scientists have added another celestial body to the short list of objects in our solar system that have rings around them. The remote asteroid Chariklo orbits between Saturn and Uranus in the outer solar system. Researchers published a study in the journal Nature showing evidence of rings around it. Lead author Felipe Braga-Ribas of the Observatorio Nacional/MCTI in Rio de Janeiro said the discovery came as a complete surprise. "We weren't looking for a ring and didn't think small bodies like Chariklo had them at all," he said in a statement. Chariklo is fairly small -- 250 kilometers (150 miles) in diameter. It is classified as a "centaur," an object that has an unstable orbit and crosses giant planets' orbits. Mythological centaurs had both human and horse features, while centaurs in the solar system may have both comet and asteroid characteristics. The asteroid is only the fifth solar system object whose rings have been detected. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune also have rings." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Disappointed it wasn't named Beyonce. - Spidra Webster
Pixies to release first full-length album in over two decades - MSN Music News -
Pixies to release first full-length album in over two decades - MSN Music News
"Cult indie rockers the Pixies are set to release their first studio album in 23 years. The band shared the news with fans on Monday, revealing the music from their new four-song EP, titled "EP3," will be combined with the eight tunes previously included on September's "EP1" and its follow-up, "EP2," to form the tracklisting for "Indie Cindy." The project will mark the group's first new full-length album since 1991's "Trompe Le Monde." "Indie Cindy" will be released in late April via the band's Pixiesmusic label." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
oh man! I needed some good news today, and this will do quite nicely, tyvm! - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
I'm definitely curious as to what the new material will sound like. - Steve C
New dream job/ can't believe that's a job job = motivational coach for Florida's college basketball team.
Judge strikes down Michigan's ban on gay marriage -
Judge strikes down Michigan's ban on gay marriage
"Michigan's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, a federal judge said Friday, striking down a law that was widely embraced by voters a decade ago in the latest in a series of similar decisions across the country. But unlike cases in other states, U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman did not suspend his decision while the Michigan attorney general pursues an appeal. That means clerks could start issuing licenses Monday unless a higher court intervenes." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
A rugby star's wife just put everything from their failed marriage on eBay - MSN Living -
A rugby star's wife just put everything from their failed marriage on eBay - MSN Living
"The image of a woman angrily hurling her husband’s stuff out of the house by the armload while he pleads for some kind of reprieve has been a staple for rom-coms, but it's no longer indicative of how we live. Case in point: Natasha Gascoine’s decision, after a nine-month marriage to Welsh rugby star Andy Powell, to auction his uniforms, wedding suit, shoes, and swimwear on eBay. She’s also selling her engagement ring and, in an especially dark touch, a whole lot of baby necessities" - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Giraffe 'kisses' goodbye dying zoo worker in touching photograph | Fox News -
Giraffe 'kisses' goodbye dying zoo worker in touching photograph | Fox News
"A touching moment between a zoo worker and one of his favorite animals has gone viral. According to a report by Dutch News, 54-year-old Mario, who worked for the Rotterdam Zoo in the Netherlands for many years, was recently diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor.  But before he died, he had one wish: to say goodbye to the animals he cared for. Thanks to a Dutch organization called the Ambulance Wish Foundation, Mario was transported from his hospital to the zoo and wheeled around the giraffe enclosure. That’s when one of the giraffes came up to Mario to give him a kiss goodbye. “It was a very special moment. You saw him smile," said Kees Veldboer, director of Ambulance Wish. ‘It was special that the animals knew him and could sense all was not well with him.”" - Steve C from Bookmarklet
(thanks Bill Austin for link) - Steve C
My alma maters commencement speaker is better than your alma maters commencement speaker. I realize this means absolutely nothing but good for the school. -
My alma maters commencement speaker is better than your alma maters commencement speaker. I realize this means absolutely nothing but good for the school.
"President Obama will deliver UC Irvine’s commencement address on June 14 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, the White House announced Thursday. Obama’s address will come as the campus celebrates its 50th anniversary, marking the year when President Johnson spoke at the dedication ceremony for the campus in 1964.  "We are thrilled that the president has accepted our invitation to deliver the keynote address at our commencement exercises this June,” said UCI Chancellor Michael V. Drake in a statement. “We are proud of the progress we have made during our first half century, and are looking forward to even greater achievements in the years to come.” The university invited the president last April, and followed up by sending 10,000 postcards signed by UCI students and alumni, as well as a student-produced video, to the White House earlier this month." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
But who's getting Colbert? - Spidra Webster
Woooooooooooow - Soup in a TARDIS
oh God, here we go again with another hour of bullshit, lies, and charlatanism - ؛ patrick
Jelly! :D - Jenny H.
I am fine with blood and guts and most things involved with injury but seeing stitches on me or on anyone else still makes me nauseas or at least gives me the heebie-jeebies. Give me a busted tooth any day.
I'm pretty sure I'd have to be unconscious to get stitches. They squick me out so bad. - Heather, 30k Camper
Father blames son's suicide on fraternity hazing at Penn State -
"He could not haze the other students. He expressed in text messages how uncomfortable he was doing that. He didn't think he could do that," Braham said. "He was a nice kid, a kind person.""Photos found on his phone included one taken earlier this month of a blindfolded pledge with a real-looking pistol held to his head, Braham said. His son's text messages described a choice offered to pledges to take cocaine or have a sex toy inserted into their lower body, he said. Another practice, according to his son, was making pledges drink alcohol until they vomited, then do so again, he said. His son, during his own pledging last fall, was ordered to put on a ski mask and steal a bag of chips from a store, he said. "He was terrified," Braham said" - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Made it through another surgery in my quest to have the body of the 6 Million Dollar Man by the time I'm 40. This time skin cancer. Didn't even rank in top 5 surgeries, I just had to give my pound of flesh in exchange for a cool scar I can tell everyone I got back in 'Nam.
Just posted to note how good my docs are, she just called at 7:30 at night to see how i was. :) - Steve C
Glad it was minor and hopefully all the bad cells were removed. Kudos to the good doc! - Tamara J. B.
I hope it's all gravy from here. - Eric - Watch Me Now
Damn, glad they have margins and promise to not ever be without sunscreen. - Janet from FFHound!
Glad it was a success! - Jenny H. from Android
Glad you're better, but the story about 'Nam won't work for mathematical reasons. Try another war, Murca was involved in more than enough. - Uli
How's it feel today, SteVe? - Stephen Mack
NBA commissioner Adam Silver: Putting ads on player jerseys is 'inevitable' | FOX Sports on MSN -
NBA commissioner Adam Silver: Putting ads on player jerseys is 'inevitable' | FOX Sports on MSN
"en it comes to corporate logos, could the NBA be ready to take a page out of the NASCAR and soccer playbooks? Sounds like the answer may be both "yes" and "soon." In as little as five years or so, hoops fans could start seeing corporate ads popping up on player jerseys, according to NBA commissioner Adam Silver. "I think it's inevitable," said Silver, who as noted by Advertising Age was speaking Wednesday at the 2014 IMG World Congress of Sports presented by SportsBusiness Daily/Journal." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Wow. Maybe players will get extra for sporting a corporate tattoo. - Rodfather
Oh yes Rod now that you mention it I wouldn't be surprised. - Steve C
Think they would be on the official fan jerseys sold in stores too? That would suck. Hate clothes with corporation logos :-( - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Yeah, that's what they've done for other sports - the replica jerseys have the ads on them as well. The non-replica ones often just have the team logo, depending on the type of clothing. - Jennifer Dittrich
Bruce Wayne, Catwoman Cast in Fox's 'Gotham' - Hollywood Reporter -
Bruce Wayne, Catwoman Cast in Fox's 'Gotham' - Hollywood Reporter
"Fox has found its young Bruce Wayne (and eventual Batman) and Selina Kyle (aka Catwoman) for its Batman prequel, Gotham. Fox's 'Batman' Prequel Will Include Young Bruce Wayne Touch alum David Mazouz has been tapped to play the boy who will grow up to become th Caped Crusader, while newcomer Camren Bicondova will play Selina, The Hollywood Reporter has learned." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
She looks like a young Michelle Pfeiffer. - Rodfather
So it's a parallel show to Smallville? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
"We will follow Bruce Wayne right up to the point where he gets interesting." HAHAHAHA - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Batman and Godzilla are now the same movie for me. - Todd Hoff
This phone lets you send smells along with your texts - -
This phone lets you send smells along with your texts -
"The oPhone user can mix and match aromas and then send their composition as a message, which will be recreated on a fellow user's device. Up to 356 combinations will be possible in the first wave, rising to several thousand in the next year, and the dream is an exhaustive base -- the 'universal chip'. "Biologically we respond powerfully to aroma, so if we become familiar with the design of aromatic communication we might be able to say things we couldn't before", says Edwards. He sees the limited aromas of the oPhone as the first letters of a rich new language, that may be used as a basis for novels and symphonies." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Seriously, are there that many people who are interested in smelling their phone? - Soup in a TARDIS
Marathon Bombing Survivor Rumbas on MIT 'Dancing Leg' - NBC -
Marathon Bombing Survivor Rumbas on MIT 'Dancing Leg' - NBC
A professional dancer who lost her left leg below the knee in the Boston Marathon bombings danced on Wednesday for the first time since the blasts. Adrianne Haslet-Davis danced the rumba to Enrique Iglesias’ “Ring My Bells” at the TED conference in Vancouver, B.C. — thanks to a custom prosthetic leg designed at MIT. “I’m thrilled to have danced again,” said Haslet-Davis, who was paired with professional dancer Christian Lightner. “It was invigorating to dance publicly with my new leg, but also to realize that my return to dance may have the power to inspire other people to reach for their goals and be proactive in their lives.” - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Kind Over Matter - LA Times Magazine -
Kind Over Matter - LA Times Magazine
"It really shocks me when I encounter people who think kindness doesn't matter. Because I think it's pretty much the only thing that matters. This should not be mistaken as a call for humorlessness or some naive, fussy moralizing on my part. It's not about being "good" (a loaded concept, to say the least) or "nice," which is really just a social convention that often has to do with worrying about being liked (occasionally masking real deviousness). It's ultimately about compassion, recognizing that all of us are going through it all in our own particular way, no matter our social status." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
"If you believe, as I do, that the state of the world is inextricably linked to our minds, that the external is a reflection of the internal, our minds are not in great shape. Every act of kindness, then, is not merely a sign of personal virtue. It's saving the planet—the ultimate fusion of environmentalism, spirituality, compassion and common sense." - Steve C
Behold the carnivorous beast sucking the guts out of the tiny vegetarian minding its own business. -
Behold the carnivorous beast sucking the guts out of the tiny vegetarian minding its own business.
Next time you see a ladybug remember it was raised on the flesh of its victims. - Steve C from Bookmarklet
That's true of a lot of insects. - John (bird whisperer)
I've been bitten by a ladybug. :/ - Heather, 30k Camper
ladybugs don't like the way i taste. - Big Joe Silence
Student Breaks 19th Century Greco-Roman Statue While Taking a Selfie | -
Student Breaks 19th Century Greco-Roman Statue While Taking a Selfie |
"There are a few basic rules in museums. The first: don’t touch the art. The second: don’t take selfies while touching the art. At a museum in Milan, Italy, a student reportedly broke that second rule: he climbed on a statue dating back to the early 19th century to take a selfie and caused the statue’s left leg to fall off." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
What a dumbshit. I mean, who climbs on things in museums? Was he raised in a barn? - Anika
Ugh! They need to up their security! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
The state of this generation causes me much fear for our future. - Janet from FFHound!
Hwoops. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
How Much Is That Doggy In The Window? A Shaggy $2 Million - NBC -
How Much Is That Doggy In The Window? A Shaggy $2 Million - NBC
Puppy love has a price -- nearly $2 million. That's how much a golden-haired Tibetan mastiff puppy has reportedly been sold for in China, potentially making it the world's most expensive dog. The pup was sold at a premium pet fair in the eastern province of Zhejiang on Tuesday, fetching 12 million yuan ($1.95 million), according to the French news agency, AFP, which cites a report in Chinese newspaper Qianjiang Evening News. The breeder, who sold the puppy to a property developer who wants to breed the shaggy dogs, is reported to have told the paper that the mastiff had "lion's blood," and that a similar dog had sold for 6 million yuan. "They have lion's blood and are top-of-the-range mastiff studs," said breeder Zhang Gengyun. The hound was 31 inches tall, and weighed nearly 200 pounds, according to Zhang, who said the breed could be compared to "nationally treasured pandas" – hence the high price. - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Good lord! O.o - Tamara J. B.
*gulp* And here I'm thinking people who spend more than $200 for a pet are outlandish. - Anika
My sister had 2 Tibetian mastiffs until both died a couple years ago. Those dogs were HUGE! Our golden retriever was a bigger-than-average male, and he looked puny compared to the mastiffs.Think of the POOP, people! But they do have a wonderful "character" about them, and tend to be very friendly. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Autism theater initiative aims for younger kids with Disney show - -
Autism theater initiative aims for younger kids with Disney show -
"A theater initiative aimed at encouraging people with autism to attend live performances is targeting younger children with a new offering involving a Disney Live! show at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Theatre Development Fund said on Wednesday that the April 19 show of "Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure" will be a special performance geared toward children who have been diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum. The performance at Madison Square Garden is a partnership with TDF, a nonprofit New York group that promotes theater throughout the country, and Feld Entertainment, which manages the Disney Live! shows." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
"The April 19 show at Madison Square Garden will feature a reduction of jarring sounds and strobe lights. In addition, the theater lobby will feature quiet areas staffed with autism specialists." - Steve C
Police: Thunder From Down Under cast grabs gunman | Story | Wonderwall -
Police: Thunder From Down Under cast grabs gunman | Story | Wonderwall
Police: Thunder From Down Under cast grabs gunman | Story | Wonderwall
"LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities say an armed thief trying to loot a Las Vegas Strip dressing room was tackled by well-muscled members of the Thunder From Down Under male revue as he tried to get away. Las Vegas police Officer Laura Meltzer says the man fired one shot when he was confronted by the performers who saw him fleeing with their belongings about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Excalibur Hotel." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Officer Laura Meltzer is stoked. - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
Must-watch: Cavaliers amazing 3-D projection system | FOX Sports on MSN -
For those wondering how long before that cool technology used for the floor displays at Sochi opening ceremonies would make it here the answer apparently is about a month. The Cavaliers now have a sweet set up for their introductions. - Steve C from Bookmarklet
So far my ebay items have gone to gay dads for their sons, a mexican band needing a poker table for their bus, a divorcee wanting to make chicken like her mom did (on a Foreman grill) for her son, and an alcoholic needing a margarita machine. You know what this means people?
I am the cog holding all of So Cal together. - Steve C
I like the word "need" as applied to a tour bus poker table. - Spidra Webster
I hope you've learned to make a badass margarita and THAT is the reason you no longer need the machine ... - Kristin
Don't worry Kristin it means I need my margaritas much faster than the machine could make them and I felt the blended ice watered it down. It's okay I'm still a quality alcoholic. At my bday gathering last year 4 friends gave me tequila. - Steve C
I need to come party at your house. - Kristin
I don't know if our parties are any good but there are usually people peeling themselves off the couches in the morning. - Steve C
US lags as commercial drones take off around globe -
US lags as commercial drones take off around globe
"In Japan, the Yamaha Motor Company's RMAX helicopter drones have been spraying crops for 20 years. The radio-controlled drones weighing 140 pounds are cheaper than hiring a plane and are able to more precisely apply fertilizers and pesticides. They fly closer to the ground and their backwash enables the spray to reach the underside of leaves. The helicopters went into use five years ago in South Korea, and last year in Australia. Television networks use drones to cover cricket matches in Australia. Zookal, a Sydney company that rents textbooks to college students, plans to begin delivering books via drones later this year. The United Arab Emirates has a project underway to see if government documents like driver's licenses, identity cards and permits can be delivered using small drones. In the United Kingdom, energy companies use drones to check the undersides of oil platforms for corrosion and repairs, and real estate agents use them to shoot videos of pricey properties. In a... more... - Steve C from Bookmarklet
The drones are used in South Korean variety shows for overheard shots. So much better than using an actual helicopter. The cameraman can control it from the ground or car. - Anika
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