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Andrew C (✔)
Each year, a cooking magazine has to have: Thanksgiving, Super Bowl, Christmas, "spring is here", and grilling. Maybe H'ween and Easter too.
Maybe also Independence Day, for some magazines. Or is that Grilling? - bentley
I guess the Fourth is a special case of grilling. - Andrew C (✔)
that's why I quit subscribing after a year, once around calendar - WarLord
WarLord
Roger Goodell’s credibility wearing thin amid ‘tough year’ http://www.star-telegram.com/sports...
If NFL's Super Bowl is our secular holiday "Pope" Goodell is having a tough year - WarLord
$44 million a year. I think I'm in the wrong profession. - Mark H
Mike Nencetti
I need to meet some of y'all this year. I've only met Friar Will.
y'all live too far away. I say y'all with my upstate ny accent. - Mike Nencetti
Someday! - Lauren Potts from Android
Come to Minnesota Fall along the Mississippi River is awesome - WarLord
Come to the Bay area and you'll be able to check quite a few Ffolk off your list. - Corinne L
Come to the UK!! - Marina's Godmother :-)
I do have relatives in SF, none in Minn, or the UK. - Mike Nencetti
But we are lovely, if not quite family ;-) - Marina's Godmother :-)
WarLord
Arizona tries to contain measles outbreak before Super Bowl http://www.post-gazette.com/news... via @pittsburghpg. Thank YOU anti-vaxxers
Health officials in three Arizona counties said hundreds of people may have been exposed to the highly contagious measles virus, three days before thousands of sports fans pour into the state for the Super Bowl. - WarLord
Yikes, the potential disaster is frightening! - Anne Bouey
Starmama
I found a strain of weed that is cultivated for CBD (cannabinoids) over THC. It doesn't get me high but it helps with the pain, most especially the nerve pain in my abdomen area and also seems to ease the shoulder pain.
This strain is less than half the $$ of regular weed and by my clumsy calculations, looks like a month's worth would cost just a bit more than a big bottle of name brand Tylenol or Motrin, which are harsh on my renal system. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Sounds like a viable alternative. You going for it? - MoTO: #TeamMarina
I got a pre-rolled joint to try it. past few days, have smoked a bit early each day before activity. I've noticed some relief, so on payday I plan to buy some more. I'm also going to look into oral preparations of this & similar strains; usually oral/edibles have too much of a high for daytime use, but this stuff might be perfect for that. - Starmama
There's a girl, Alexis Bortell, here in Texas who's taking that for her epileptic seizures. - Greg GuitarBuster
Good deal, Mandy. Hope it works. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
In my Crohn's group on FB, one of us steeps hers in her tea rather than smokes. - WarLord
I found CBD chocolate bars and a no-added-sugar CBD carrot cake. I might try the chocolate. And the place that has it is just around a few corners from here. All this time I been driving past the place didn't know it was there. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
WarLord
Welcome to Goodell World http://www.mrdestructo.com/2015... Read this before you watch the big game PLUS damn fine writing #mustread #SuperBowl
"...Here's a horrifying game you can play during this Sunday's Super Bowl and the nearly 12 hours of pre- and postgame content: count the number of times you hear some variation of "deflated balls" and compare that to the number of times during Super Bowls XLV or XLVII you heard the phrases "two-time accused rapist" or "accused co-conspirator in a double murder." Or just compare "deflated balls" to "brain damage." Then see if the first number dwarfs a combination of the last three by an order of magnitude. It will. ..." - WarLord
#wow just wow - WarLord
Andrew C (✔)
Duke’s Belle Knox: Catholic Upbringing Made Me Libertarian Activist | The New Republic - http://www.newrepublic.com/article...
"But Knox, who considers herself “very socially liberal, but … very economically conservative,” may find less agreement among fellow libertarians than she expects. This isn’t because Knox doesn’t have a good sense of what libertarians actually believe; it’s because libertarians themselves do not appear to have a good sense of what libertarianism actually means." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"A baffling quarter of libertarians surveyed believe homosexuality should be discouraged, and 59 percent were opposed to same-sex marriage in a survey conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute in 2013. Meanwhile, the inexplicable libertarian appreciation for cops frisking people at will is mirrored by an equally bizarre fondness for U.S. military intervention in global affairs." - Andrew C (✔)
"But insofar as Knox cites attorney Gloria Allred as a hero she would like to emulate, she still doesn’t appear to apprehend what libertarianism actually means: While Allred has spent a career fighting against gender discrimination, this also means she has spent a career levying state power to reverse privately made decisions about employment, pay, and so on. Like it or not, this is the... more... - Andrew C (✔)
"In other words, libertarianism comes with a love of freedom but no consistent sense of what really constitutes freedom or who it is for. For libertarian politicians and their advocates, the sheer slipperiness of the concepts at hand may be a feature rather than a bug, allowing them to cherry-pick policies they personally prefer and shape malleable definitions around them. But for genuine, invested activists like Knox, the evasiveness of the libertarian message should be a red flag." - Andrew C (✔)
The only constant legalize pot and lower taxes ;) - WarLord
Not even! They're more pro-legalization than the mainstream, but even so 33% of self-described libertarians say pot should be illegal, according to the cited Pew survey. - Andrew C (✔)
Micah
What's your best and worst automobile purchase?
My current car - a Yaris. The car before this one - a Scion (not because it was a bad car, but I let the salesman talk me into buying it as a used car instead of getting the car model I have now). - Friar Will
Best: my first new car, 1991 Honda Civic. Worst: 1988 Merkur Scorpio that replaced said Honda when it was stolen. - Cult Hero from iPhone
Best my current Buick Enclave Worst Mercury mini van which combined bad function with a lease that was worst possible customer experience - WarLord
Best: Buick Rendezvous; Worst: Plymouth Horizon - Kevin Johnson
In the early 90's i bought a Hyundai Excel. a small hatchback. the transmission would fail, and get stuck in 1st. I would have turn the car off to fix. I wanted a reboot button on the dash. Fortunately I now have a 2004 Toyota Highlander (bought it new) that has a few good years left in it. It is like the opposite of that Hyundai. - Mike Nencetti
Best was the '92 Jetta we got in 2000. Worst was the MINI we got in '02. Jetta got stolen which is why we got the MINI. - Anika
Worst was a 1992 Plymouth Sundance manual tranny. Best was a 1989 a Dodge Colt Mitsubishi clone manual tranny. Loved that car maybe because it was my first car. - Joe
Best- 2000 Honda Accord (it has over 300k and is still running). Worst- 1982 Volvo sedan (man, I loved that boxy piece of shit, but it was too expensive to keep fixing it). - Jenny H. from Android
aw...I almost named my 1979 Volvo 240 (DL, I think?) wagon as my best car purchase ever! I loved my Volvo. - Cult Hero
:) - Jenny H. from Android
Best purchase: My ~2000 Ford Focus. It had like 30,000 miles on it, and had only ever been driven around town by an elderly lady. I got it in 2004 or 2005 for ~$8,000. Sadly, I totalled it about a year later, but I got $6-7,000 from the insurance company for it. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Worst purchase (by proxy): When I bought the replacement for that Focus (which happened to be a 2006 Focus), the wife bought a used Kia Spectra (about 2 years old). After we signed all of the paperwork, etc. and drove off the lot, we looked through the glove box of the Spectra and found that they actually sold it to us used for about $2-3,000 above the price it sold for new. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Best: 2005 Honda Civic EX, because each new Civic has been better. Worst: '95 (?) Nissan Sentra, the only non-Honda we've ever owned (my wife's car, replaced by a Civic a few years later). Not a terrible car, but a disappointment by comparison. - Walt Crawford
Worst: my 2006 Focus. From about the time it came out of warranty it was problematic. Consistent electrical problems, 3 or 4 alternators in a year, and no one could find the problem. My best is a tie: my first car purchase was a 1994 Suzuki Swift. Completely unsafe, black car with no air conditioning, but so much fun to drive, and incredibly reliable. I sold it, but apparently it's... more... - ellbeecee
Best: my 2006 Toyota Highlander. Worst: Don't have one. I've only had two cars and the 1996 Toyota Corolla I had was a good car until I was t-boned by an old bat and everything went to hell with it. - Kristin
Best 2002 Subaru WRX. Worst: hmm don't have one maybe Mitsubishi 3000GT by default as it's only car I ever had mechanical issues with. - Steve C Team Marina
Jandy
Just wrote 4 pages of notes on a "lesser" Billy Wilder film. Only two to go now! cc: @matinee_ca
Which one did you pick? - WarLord
Jim
Jim
5 facts about charter schools you won’t hear in the ‘National School Choice Week’ propaganda - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
5 facts about charter schools you won’t hear in the ‘National School Choice Week’ propaganda
It really is about students socio-economic status Poverty in other words and we are not at all prepared to address that little problem plus of course hating unionized public school teachers is very trendy right now - WarLord
Joe
Joe
I found a mistake in a book.
*clutches pearls* - ellbeecee
These things happen. Listening to my wife, who's a freelance copyeditor and proofreader for major trade houses, you'd be amazed at all the errors that do get caught. - Stephen Francoeur
They said Voyager one was launched in 1997, not 1977. - Joe
Usually, most mistakes like that come from the author. It's up to the handful of people who work on the manuscript and stages of proof to catch all those things. Sometimes authors insert errors later on as they are reviewing the copyediting and proofs and writing in responses to queries. It's really not a pretty process. - Stephen Francoeur
I wrote a book. It went through the normal technical review and copyediting - basically 10 pairs of eyes over the course of writing it. Once it was printed, I received my set of free copies. After bouncing around in excitement, I opened the book to read my work. The *FIRST* sentence I read had a typo. We did a 2nd printing. Fixed found errors (a handfull or so). Got the 2nd printing. Gave a copy to a friend. 2 days later he pointed out a typo. - Kevin Johnson
The lovely War Lady reads with her red pen beside her because she can find a typo in most every book she reads. She works as Indy proofreader. So she has the eye for it - WarLord
Kevin: That seems to be a fairly common experience--it's not until something's in Final Fixed Form that it falls open to the obvious typo that nobody--including the writer, the editor, the copyeditor, the proofreader--ever caught before. - Walt Crawford
Walt, my editor was very quick to point that out to me. Still gave me the twitches for a couple days after seeing it. I started triple reading all my outbound email. Oh, and I started noticing typos in other books after that experience. :-/ - Kevin Johnson
Andrew C (✔)
RT @srwhofficial: From now on, you'll only see artisanal Mitt Romney, hand crafted by bearded political consultants who live close to the land.
Crunchy, raw, unboned real dead Mitt Romney. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
if only. dew-picked and flown in fresh from Fuckwitsville. - Big Joe Silence
Bain Capitals outsourcing offshoring Mitt Romney recast as poverty warrior and champion of income equality #barf - WarLord
Paulette
Question for Twitter users - how do you feel about being retweeted? Like, Don't LIke or Don't Care?
Don't care. - Rochelle
Thanks Rochelle. I am the same way and have a friend that thinks its way important. I don't see the big deal. That's just me though and thought I'd see what others thought. - Paulette
I like it...but I don't live for it like some do. - Just another Bubba
If you're using Twitter for business, then I can see it being important - Shevonne
Yeah, I can see that would be important Shevonne! - Paulette
I don't care. - Akiva
dont care - Peter Dawson
Like. Doesn't happen much, though. - Alex Scrivener from iPhone
okwhy would any1 really care about being retwitted ? - Peter Dawson
@Peter retweets show that people are listening to what you say, and they think it's important enough to share. - Just another Bubba
Thanks Bubba! Yes Peter - its so that your tweets get seen by more people. Sort of like FOAF here. - Paulette
no the person who retweet cares enough to share,, but why would that concern me ?? does number of retweets indicates an 'ego ' measure ? remember in the blog days, it was all about link love and comments etc etc.. ego manic type thinking ? - Peter Dawson
Care deeply! :-) - Donna Lynne Brown
@Peter it's the same thing. Currency in the blog world is comments and mentions, in the Twitter world it's really retweets, not followers. - Just another Bubba
If you don't like to be retweeted, why even bother to be on Twitter? If you just use it to communicate with a few people, you're better off with email or Facebook. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
I don't think anyone is saying the don't like it. They don't care which is different. - Paulette
Weren't the options like, don't like, don't care? - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
I don't care, personally. I mean, it rarely ever happens to me, and I don't hang out much on Twitter, anyway. - #cryptic
I don't care. - Trish R
If someone digs what I have to say enough to RT it I like it. As long as credit is given anyway. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
If I say something stupid on Twitter, I wouldn't like for it to be retweeted! LOL - Paulette
Like it if somebody likesa post and RTs but lack won't stop my posting - WarLord
I would love to be retweeted; it would show me that someone values my input. - MiniMage
Don't care unless it's an issue I think deserves attention. This would also include "issues" that might make me money. Of course, those types of tweets are quite infrequent. - Rahsheen
I've seen all kinds of tweets retweeted and sometimes I wonder why. Some are just personal stuff, that would not constitute a retweet but it does. If I am having a glass of wine and a bubble bath and tweet it, I wouldn't expect or want it to be RT'd but I've seen some of those. Just weird if you ask me. I think some people go overboard with it. - Paulette
Blast from the past! - Paulette from iPhone
For me retweet is a validation of my post As I retweet MOSTLY like and agree but some is more of a bookmark - WarLord
Me too .don't care - taluisland
Jim
Jim
Little recourse seen for Democrats on Social Security rule change | Reuters - http://www.reuters.com/article...
Little recourse seen for Democrats on Social Security rule change | Reuters
Little recourse seen for Democrats on Social Security rule change | Reuters
Why do Republicans hate disabled people Why do Republicans hate sick people - WarLord
Jason Toney
Perfect pull quote by @TheOnion http://onion.com/1wzESxp http://t.co/UOEZRqbFug via @littlelazer
Perfect pull quote by @TheOnion http://onion.com/1wzESxp http://t.co/UOEZRqbFug via @littlelazer
The onion rawks - WarLord
Jandy
The rest of the day, she could give two hoots about those toys. Five minutes before 8pm? They’re the most interesting things ever.
5 minutes to bed time was when I was in the exact MIDDLE of my most best building playing time #yeahiwasthatkid - WarLord
this won't ever change, only the toys will. - Big Joe Silence
Johnny
The problem with being super organised and having every piece of paper (and answer) in a hospital ER is the side eyes you get like you're up to something.
(Rach's bulged disc has flared. I brought all the scans, the imaging and her medications list). - Johnny from iPhone
Given the crowd I've usually seen in an ER waiting room, you wonder if it must just be really jarring. People are often so ill-prepared, because it's an emergency. I hope they're able to get everything sorted out and her feeling much better - the one time I've had a bulging disc was extraordinarily unpleasant, and it was only a minor instance. - Jennifer Dittrich
Thanks. They just gave her some morphine and we're waiting to hear back from the doc - Johnny from iPhone
I had 2 kidney stones 2 weeks apart, with an ER visit for each. For the second one, I had already taken the pain-killer and brought all the paperwork from the previous visit in case I could keep my stomach settled again. The ER staff were most impressed that I had driven myself and wasn't freaking out. PLANNING AHEAD IS AWESOME. - Neal Krummell
My mom has a lot of health problems takes about 20 different medications. We are always updating her med list and besides herself, I carry one and so does my dad. Anytime we have to take her to the ER, I automatically hand them the list and it is always the same reaction, "Oh my goodness. This is so great! I wish more people would do this!! THANK YOU!!!" - Jenny
When my mom had to take one med four times a day with meals, and another three times a day without meals, and another etc, etc., every permutation, I made a spreadsheet with meds on one side and times on the other so I could keep track of when she had to have a med or a meal, and what she'd already had. The visiting hospice nurse was impressed and asked for a copy to use with other patients. (I wish I could be that organized with my own paperwork.) - bentley
Lists of medications is secret sauce of seamless medical encounters. They also treat me 1000% better when I come in on a gurney from ambulance - WarLord
Steve C Team Marina
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
WarLord
Revised CBO outlook shows the 'damage' wrought by Obamacare http://wapo.st/1Bkax8L
More people have health insurance than would have without Obamacare. And the costs of Obamacare are less than projected when the ACA was signed into law. So, what exactly is the damage Alexander and the GOP are trying to repair? - WarLord
WarLord
GOP amnesty paranoia erupts: How a border security bill is roiling the right http://www.salon.com/2015... via @Salon
Two words: Berlin Wall #thatisall - WarLord
Lily
NYC is freaking out about this weather--I'll likely be off work most of today and tomorrow. As a former Minnesotan, I say "bah."
Heck, even my first 18 years in NY I only had one snow day ever... - Lily
Stephen? Meg? Are you all closing early today? - Lily
Welp, closing at 1pm and closed tomorrow. - Lily
as a former New Englander who can deal with snow (but doesn't like it) who moved to the south, snow and ice *do* scare me now - because there is no infrastructure to deal with it down here. Infrastructure is better in NYC, but still not up to MN standards. Still: I bet you'll enjoy!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I keep hoping there will be pretty snow to watch at http://www.nbcnews.com/watch... eventually. I miss snow. Except when we have it and then I don't miss it all because I'm in the south and it's a PITA. :) - ellbeecee
What's funny is that they didn't use to close stuff like this (like you said, Lily). It started after Bloomberg fucked up the big storm in 2010. - Meg VMeg from Android
No word on whether we're closing early.I'd be surprised if we do. I'm betting on a snow day tomorrow though. Lily, do you think having a notably larger percentage of commuters having to rely on mass transit here is why we're more likely to have snow days than you might have seen in MN? I honestly don't know, but I can assume that at the very least, the commuter bus schedule must get really screwed up when it snows like this. I don't know how often trains get delayed or stalled, too, because of snow and ice. - Stephen Francoeur
I think it makes more sense for us mostly because we have 6 of our 9 campuses in New Jersey, and several faculty/staff commute between several, and students could be coming from anywhere since we're 90% non-residential. Right now the MTA looks more or less okay--but it's definitely the buses and LIRR/MetroNorth that are going to have worse trouble, I imagine... - Lily
What You Need to Know About Today's "Crippling" Blizzard: Monday Update http://thevane.gawker.com/monday-... - WarLord
^^ "Your flight is cancelled. Don't even bother." heh. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
"Travel advice: Don't." - RepoRat
We'd be happy to have your snow (in the Sierra Nevadas, which are woefully short), but admittedly not so happy about the temps--or if we got sustained snowfall hereabouts, with I'm guessing zero snow-removal equipment. Hope it works out OK there. And that we finally get some precipitation here. - Walt Crawford
As Stephanie said, I have learned to be scared of driving in insignificant snow fall here -- both because no one here knows how to drive in it, and because the county has 6 snow plows. In these parts, two inches of snowfall becomes crippling ice very quickly! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
That said, blizzards are blizzards. Its not just snow, but the wind blowing the snow around, making zero visibility on the ground. 3' of snow might be meh, but with blizzard, very intense! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I was living in New Haven during the blizzard of '96, and I remember hearing a report on NPR from NYC (where they'd gotten at least as much snow as we had) about how, in a city that densely built-up, there basically isn't anyplace to PUT the snow once you've plowed it off the streets, so they were having to truck it to ... somewhere. (Probably New Jersey, I don't know.) I vividly recall... more... - Catherine Pellegrino
I was here in NYC in 1996 for that blizzard. It was awesome. I went to work the next day and walked up the middle of Fifth Avenue (in the 20s), where there was no traffic but plenty of people on cross country skis. It's true that there is no place to push all the plowed snow, so they end up loading it into dump trucks and dumping it in into the Hudson (or maybe they used to do that before they realized what an environmental disaster it was). - Stephen Francoeur
I was in Poughkeepsie during that blizzard. Pretty much every street in town was down to one lane because of the no place to put the snow problem. The course catalog for college the next year used a photo of one of the benches on campus--or rather the inch or two of it that was above the snow. - laura x
Got word that we're closing at 4 pm here. Snow day called for my younger son's elementary school (sure there will be a citywide announcement momentarily about all NYC public schools). - Stephen Francoeur
The '96 blizzard WAS the one snow day I had!! Except I was in first grade, so it totally didn't count for anything. And I was in public school, so you know that's big deal s#*&. - Lily
The 2006 storm was actually bigger than the 1996 one. I found this fun page on NYC winter storm history on the nyc.gov site just now and thought you'd get a kick out of it: http://www.nyc.gov/html... - Stephen Francoeur
1996: "On Jan. 8, New York City public and parochial schools were ordered closed, several Broadway shows canceled performances, and the New York Stock Exchange had a short day." Heeheehee... - Lily
who was there for the 1978 storm? *raises hand* (in Conn.) - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
If money were no object they could just melt it all and it would drain away. - Brian Johns
Some of TEH shopping centers with big parking lots are melting their huge snow piles http://www.snowdragonmelters.com/home... - WarLord
Yeah, he's explicitly referencing the 2010 storm in his press conference. - Meg VMeg
Jessie
“Sponsored” by my husband: Why it’s a problem that writers never talk about where their money comes from - Salon.com - http://www.salon.com/2015...
“Sponsored” by my husband: Why it’s a problem that writers never talk about where their money comes from - Salon.com
"Here’s my life. My husband and I get up each morning at 7 o’clock and he showers while I make coffee. By the time he’s dressed I’m already sitting at my desk writing. He kisses me goodbye then leaves for the job where he makes good money, draws excellent benefits and gets many perks, such as travel, catered lunches and full reimbursement for the gym where I attend yoga midday. His career has allowed me to work only sporadically, as a consultant, in a field I enjoy. All that disclosure is crass, I know. I’m sorry. Because in this world where women will sit around discussing the various topiary shapes of their bikini waxes, the conversation about money (or privilege) is the one we never have. Why? I think it’s the Marie Antoinette syndrome: Those with privilege and luck don’t want the riffraff knowing the details. After all, if “those people” understood the differences in our lives, they might revolt. Or, God forbid, not see us as somehow more special, talented and/or deserving than them." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
Brave article and very little snark in comments - WarLord
"In my opinion, we do an enormous “let them eat cake” disservice to our community when we obfuscate the circumstances that help us write, publish and in some way succeed. I can’t claim the wealth of the first author (not even close); nor do I have the connections of the second. I don’t have their fame either. But I do have a huge advantage over the writer who is living paycheck to paycheck, or lonely and isolated, or dealing with a medical condition, or working a full-time job." - Jessie
Agreed. I think it's hugely important for people who are lucky enough to write/paint/follow an artistic career full-time to acknowledge that in most cases, there's some other source of money that allows them to do that. - Jessie
I wish she'd talked a little more about childcare, too, but I suspect that at this stage it's not as much of an issue for her. Still, it's one thing to have a spouse who is willing to work full-time to support your writing/artistic career. It's another to have a spouse willing to work AND take on or arrange for childcare so you can have a few free hours each day to create. - Jessie
Michael W. May
Chris Savage on Twitter: "A socialist snowplow just went past my house. Will this tyranny never end? #snowpocalypse http://t.co/aKeCieRyNm" - https://twitter.com/eclecta...
Chris Savage on Twitter: "A socialist snowplow just went past my house. Will this tyranny never end? #snowpocalypse http://t.co/aKeCieRyNm"
Like times ininity - WarLord
The version I saw previously was even better: "tyranny" was preceded by the obligatory "Obama." - Walt Crawford
Andrew C (✔)
RT @anildash: Google is leveraging its YouTube dominance to force artists into streaming on its upcoming service. http://www.jwz.org/blog...
RT @anildash: Google is leveraging its YouTube dominance to force artists into streaming on its upcoming service. http://www.jwz.org/blog/2015/01/googles-upcoming-paid-streaming-service/
"It's another bait-and-switch: "We had been paying you for your work for years, under these terms. But now we have altered the agreement. Pray we do not alter it further." This sounds like Google using the same strategy they used with Google Plus: instead of creating a new service and letting it compete on its own merits, they're going to artificially prop it up by giving people no choice but to sign up for it. Except in this case the people being strong-armed are the copyright holders instead of the end users. (So far, that is! Wait for it.)" - Andrew C (✔)
and in comments: "I guess I don't even begin to understand how the complete catalog clause is supposed to work in an industry that's shell companies all the way down. Sure, this new song isn't on Youtube, but it was released by Specific Song Releases LLC, and _that_ contract is between Google and Other Stuff Enterprises, Inc. It would never work." - Andrew C (✔)
..because evil pays better.... - WarLord
Jandy
What ONE Billy Wilder film would you tell people who have never seen a Billy Wilder film that they should watch? I can’t choose.
"The Apartment" - Cult Hero
"Sunset Boulevard" - Big Joe Silence
Double Indemnity, Witness for the Prosecution, Some Like it Hot, and yeah 1, 2 , 3 because Cagney - WarLord
See, this proves the problem I'm having. - Jandy
My first, gut reaction was "Sunset Boulevard." I went with "The Apartment" simply because it won more awards. :) Sabrina would also be a great option, but mainly because of Audrey. - Cult Hero
It'd very hard http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... having said that he was at TEH top of his game with Stalag 17 - WarLord
Stalag 17, Casino Royale, and The Apartment. All so different yet all so great! - Ken Morley
Casino Royale? - Jandy
I guess not really a Wilder film, but I believe he was involved. :P - Ken Morley
Unaccredited writer - fhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - WarLord
I may be on my own with that pick. :) - Ken Morley
I may have to revisit Witness For the Prosecution Charles Laughton, Elsa Lancaster, Marlene Dietrich - Billy Wilder as Hitchcock - WarLord
Hmmm, interesting, Ken. I didn't realize he'd had a pass at that script. Googled a bit, sounds like his parts of the script were probably largely written over by the end. I'm reading a bio of him now, hopefully it'll go into more detail about that. Anyway, I definitely wouldn't count it as a Wilder film! - Jandy
My memory of Casino Royale ( I was in HS) it was a terribly flawed film trying to cash in on 007 at absolute height of Bond craze. I think it was only Fleming novel not owned by regular 007 franchise#Memory.... - WarLord
There's a TV version of Casino Royale, the 1967 version, and then 1983's Never Say Never Again that are considered "unofficial" - not produced by the Broccolis, I think is the distinction. I liked the '67 version as a hilarious spoof/parody, but yeah, it totally doesn't fit with the other films. Sounds like the Ben Hecht version of the script from '64 would've, though. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture... - Jandy
Okay, not a Wilder film, so I'll substitute Some Like It Hot. Sorry WarLord, it's just not possible for any film with David Niven, Peter Sellers /and/ Woody Allen to be "terribly flawed". ;) - Ken Morley
Some Like It Hot, no question. - Stephen Mack
Stalag 17 or The Apartment. - Hookuh Tinypants
Double Indemnity and Irma la Douce. - Red Label
While I love Sunset Blvd, I'd go with Some Like It Hot. - Corinne L
Micah
Measles Outbreak in a Highly Vaccinated Population, San Diego, 2008: Role of the Intentionally Undervaccinated - http://www.pediatricsdigest.mobi/content...
"An intentionally unvaccinated 7-year-old unknowingly infected with measles returned from Switzerland, resulting in >800 known exposed persons and 11 additional cases. The outbreak was fueled by clusters of intentionally unvaccinated children and perpetuated by delayed clinical diagnosis and inadequate infection-control measures. Because of community vaccination rates of >90%, the outbreak began to subside before containment started, but a vigorous public health response halted transmission beyond the third generation at a public-sector cost of more than $10 000 per case. Results of discussion-groups and an online network survey suggested that parents of intentionally undervaccinated children tended to be white, college-educated, and of upper- and middle-income levels. The majority of them believed that a “natural lifestyle” protects children from vaccine-preventable diseases and that vaccines can cause multiple health conditions, especially autism." - Micah from Bookmarklet
"During the 1980s and 1990s, undervaccination in the United States was primarily unintentional, associated with diminished access to health care, and was frequently observed among inner-city ethnic or racial minorities, inner-city families living in poverty,16 and children whose mothers had limited education.17 Outbreaks attributable to vaccine refusal tended to be observed among... more... - Micah
This: "... a vigorous outbreak response halted spread beyond the third generation, at a net public-sector cost of $10 376 per case ..." - WarLord
WarLord
#mustread In Oklahoma, a same-sex couple waits and worries on their path to the altar http://wapo.st/1tbB76h
"... And so now, in November, they were at the Hideaway to plan an actual wedding, to take place in a state where 62 percent of people in a recent poll said they didn’t approve of same-sex marriage — and 52 percent said they felt that way strongly ..." - WarLord
When it is said and done, the huge issues of politics come down to people, just people, living their lives day after day and trying to live and love and prosper in an uncertain world - WarLord
WarLord
The scariest fact about the Disneyland measles outbreak http://www.vox.com/2015... via @sarahkliffc
Six of the cases were in infants too young to have been vaccinated. - WarLord
WarLord
I am taking immune suppressants to control my Crohn's so basically it's "herd immunity" or I die so fuck you anti-vaxxers #spoonie #stelera #crohns
Is it offering the results promised? - Janet from FFHound!
Yes I am pleased with Stelera for my Cohn's. My disease did not flare this fall or with the cold weather snap, all vulnerable times for my Cohn's to go hot! Stelera is a IM shot every 8 weeks I'm about 16 weeks into my regimen after 2 boosters at the outset. So far #winning - WarLord
Jed
For years, I have threatened to write a book. And now I'm going to. Started doing some preliminary outlining for a nonfiction, pop culture-related project I'm going to work on in my spare time here and there. I'm really happy with the idea and I think that, even it's never published, it could be useful to someone. ‪#‎jazzed‬
Good for you 20 minutes a day would make bunch of words - WarLord
That's what I'm hoping, too! - Jed
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