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Andrew C (✔)
Here's the real reason North Korea hacked Sony. It has nothing to do with The Interview. -
"The first reason is to appear crazy and dangerous, so as to deter North Korea's far stronger enemies from doing anything against the country. Kim Jong Un isn't stupid: he knows that his weak, impoverished state is much weaker than the US and South Korea and Japan, all of whom would just love to see his government collapse. North Korea can only deter those enemies by being more threatening and dangerous; it will never be stronger, so it has to be crazier instead, always more willing to escalate. " - Andrew C (✔)
"The second reason that North Korea does this is to keep the Korean peninsula perpetually locked in a state of high-tension and low-boil conflict, which is essential for North Korean domestic propaganda and for keeping out would-be foreign meddlers like the United States." - Andrew C (✔)
"The third reason is that Kim Jong Un believes he needs to keep the Korean peninsula in a state of perpetual tension and conflict to maintain his government's own physical security." - Andrew C (✔)
Over. At Gawked, the pushback to "Korean hackers". A Lot of Smart People Think North Korea Didn't Hack Sony - WarLord
So if anyone could be "The Special" if they believed, why couldn't Wyldstyle have been The Special? #TheLegoMovie
She seemed pretty focused on 'finding the piece of resistance' as a requirement, so she ultimately didn't believe --- until she did! When she's touting Freedom Friday, I think she is The Special, or at least channeling how that works, and passing it on. - Jennifer Dittrich
Cause the young boy who was the protagonist saw himself as Emmet. - Johnny from iPhone
I viewed it as a quest - the most ordinary (generic) became the hero by conclusion - WarLord
It's also EVERYONE could become the special. Since the singular position was basically a fictional creation, the moral is every person can be special if they believe. Emmet and Wyldstyle could be The Special at the same time. - Johnny from iPhone
That's part of why I think she was, once she really bought into the idea that anyone could create, even with seemingly useless plans. - Jennifer Dittrich
The vibe I got was (to carry quest metaphor) that Wyldstyle was the mentor warrior to help train the ordinary in his journey to become the Special. A nice subversive turnaround of smart girl rescuing inept boy. Not that any of this prevents Wyldchyld from being The special either - WarLord
Right, but ultimately Wyldstyle is still the mentor/supporter to Emmett's journey, rather than the center of her own journey. - Jandy
It's a quest nobody goes on a quest alone She thought she knew what she was looking for, he did not know but both of them found something - WarLord
OK. In the strict sense of the narrative of the movie: "Cause the young boy who was the protagonist saw himself as Emmet." It's the story of a young boy's relationship with his father told from the son's perspective through LEGO. Simple as that. In the sense of the wider LEGO Movie universe, she can and is The Special in so much that everyone can and is The Special. - Johnny
So why does the protagonist have to be a young boy? It could've just as easily been a young girl. - Jandy
I remember reading this a while back and it mentions Wyldstyle: We’re losing all our Strong Female Characters to Trinity Syndrome - The Dissolve - 2014 June 16 - Victor Ganata
This is about Valka from "How to Train Your Dragon 2" but it seems to apply equally: "She’s wise. She’s principled. She’s joyous. She’s divided. She’s damaged. She’s vulnerable. She’s something female characters so often aren’t in action/adventure films with male protagonists: She’s interesting. Too bad the story gives her absolutely nothing to do." - Victor Ganata
"And Valka’s type—the Strong Female Character With Nothing To Do—is becoming more and more common. The Lego Movie is the year’s other most egregious and frustrating example. It introduces its female lead, Elizabeth Banks’ Wyldstyle, as a beautiful, super-powered, super-smart, ultra-confident heroine who’s appalled by how dumb and hapless protagonist Emmet is. Then the rest of the movie laughs at her and marginalizes her as she turns into a sullen, disapproving nag and a wet blanket." - Victor Ganata
"For the ordinary dude to be triumphant, the Strong Female Character has to entirely disappear into Subservient Trophy Character mode. This is Trinity Syndrome à la The Matrix: the hugely capable woman who never once becomes as independent, significant, and exciting as she is in her introductory scene." - Victor Ganata
"So maybe all the questions can boil down to this: Looking at a so-called Strong Female Character, would you—the writer, the director, the actor, the viewer—want to be her? Not want to prove you’re better than her, or to have her praise you or acknowledge your superiority. Action movies are all about wish-fulfillment. Does she fulfill any wishes for herself, rather than for other characters?" - Victor Ganata
I am the Spartacus Special. So am I. And so am I. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Victor, I remember that article - it was a really good one. We've gotten to the point where we're getting well-written, interesting women in mainstream movies, but they're still rarely the center of their own stories. I liked The Lego Movie overall - it's really clever and has a ton of really well-written jokes/references - but a young girl watching it learns that boys, however... more... - Jandy
In terms of LEGO, Emmet's face design is the standard mass produced model. Some sets get minifigs with variations on the face but in the LEGO City realm, that is the most generic face. He was the most ordinary face in the crowd. No adornments or special clothes. Your basic basic model. - Johnny from iPhone
Mary B: #TeamMonique
Welp. I have lost one of my very best friends in the world and can't talk about it (except here) until at least Monday - maybe longer. Gail Renshaw (, our mutual friend Anne ( and I met when our girls were two years old and raised them as a trio. About half an hour ago, I noticed a text from Anne.
It said, Can you call me? - Mary B: #TeamMonique
When she answered, she said, "I have bad news." - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Gail was found dead in her apartment when the cops went in to do what's called a wellness check. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Can't discuss it anywhere until Gail's daughter tells Sarah. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
I'm very sorry for your loss, Mary. - Spidra Webster
Thanks. It's hitting me slowly. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
I am so sorry. Such devastating news, and you have to keep it close. - Jennifer Dittrich
Oh, Mary. I am so, so sorry. - joey
So very sorry Mary. - Janet from FFHound!
Just texted each of her kids to feel useful. Cannot imagine what they're going through. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
I am so sorry, Mary. - Corinne L
I'm so very sorry! - Katy S
Sorry for your loss. My condelences to you and the family. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
We were - I guess we still are - going to have a very small lasagna group a week from tonight, a reunion of the families who met at that preschool - the class of 1995. The kids who went off to kindergarten that next fall are all out of college now. The evening will now be a memorial if we have it at all. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
I'm so sorry, Mary. - vicster: hon. canadian
My sincere condolences be well - WarLord
Sorry to hear that, Mary. - SAM
Oh I am so very sorry - Soup in a TARDIS from iPhone
I'm very sorry for your loss, Mary. - Stephan from iPhone
I am just undone. - Mary B: #TeamMonique from iPhone
Oh wow, how horrible. I'm sorry for your loss. - Marie
I can tell you this much. When I get a message from Anne at 10 pm, I'll remember she's not just changing the dinner plans. - Mary B: #TeamMonique from iPhone
Very sorry to hear the news, Mary. How awful. - Stephen Mack
My condolences, Mary. - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
Our condolences, Mary. - Pete
I'm very sorry, Mary. - bentley
I'm very sorry,Mary - Amir
I'm so sorry, Mary. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
Thank you guys so much. - Mary B: #TeamMonique from iPhone
I'm sorry to hear about your friend, Mary. - Anika
(((Mary))) I'm so sorry for your loss. - Jenny H. from Android
I'm so sorry, dearhreart. *tight squeeze* - Alix May
I am so sorry. - Yolanda
Anne finally called Sarah after someone we hardly know posted on FB. Then Eddie, Gail's son, who lived in our house with Jojo last year, posted and then answered my text. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
I'm so very, very sorry for this sadness and loss. - Galadriel C. from Android
I'm sorry, Mary. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
So sorry - Eric - ill subliminal from iPhone
My condolences, Mary. - Anne Bouey
What other social networking/Web 2.0 sites do you use besides FriendFeed?
Bumblr, Snickr, YouTuba, but nowhere any good. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Or anywhere no good. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Nothing you haven't heard of. :) (Twitter, Flickr, FB...need to spend more time learning Quora and Reddit). - Spidra Webster
Flickr - WarLord
I tried out Ello. - Stephen Mack
Twitter, Twitter, and more Twitter. Also Github. - Mike Chelen
FB and Twitter. Very occasionally G+. - Jenny H. from Android
What Jenny said - Laura Norvig from iPhone
FB and rarely G+. - Anne Bouey
Twitter and FB, a little bit of G+ and Tumblr. - Melly Claus #anticaper
Livejournal. - bentley
not sure what you mean by web 2.0 but I hit twitter every morning for a quick scan of the news, feedly for the blogs I want to read, and tumblr is a distraction for my increasingly fractured mind. I think of tumblr as a glossy magazine where I flip through the pages. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Feedly, Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook. Oh, and Ello, from time to time. - Steven Perez from Android
Yeah I guess I should add that I do use Facebook to interact generally with family and a few friends. But Facebook's noise to signal ratio is too high for me to use it for much else. - MoTO: #TeamMarina, I keep intending to use facebook but don't generally get to it. I caught up with Instagram yesterday, thanks to the fact that I'm only following something like 4 people there. - Bruce Lewis
g+ and feedly. - imabonehead
G+ daily, Twitter 2-3 times a day, FB once or twice a day, but only really active on FF. (As with MoTO, FB's mostly for family. - Walt Crawford
Twitter and Google+. - Louis Gray
None. I'm a purist. - Steve C Team Marina
Barry, I'm not sure what I meant by Web 2.0, other than there are sites that have some social component to them, but are not really thought of as social networks, e.g. Yelp. - Heisenberg
What are people's impressions of Ello? - Heisenberg
Wasn't ready for beta. Very few features at beta. More now, but no users. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Just Twitter (for light use) -- not Facebook or Google+. Still waiting for any other service to catch up with Friendfeed -- and for the next generation of a Friendfeed-like service to appear -- someone is bound to develop it. - Sean McBride
Any interesting features that FriendFeed doesn't have? - Heisenberg
screensaver. - imabonehead
I've got a huge list of features to add to Friendfeed that I've collected since 2007. I need to pull those notes together and post them as a single document. - Sean McBride
Facebook - Ozgur Demir
I just checked out the latest Twitter analytics features -- great stuff. A future version of a Friendfeed-style social media platform should include analytics at this level (and better) for all individual and group feeds (*especially* group feeds, which are ripe for hundreds of analytic snapshots). - Sean McBride
Sean, I'm interested in your feaure list. - Heisenberg
Italian Friendfeed like service: - miki
Geocities - Maurizio
Heisenberg -- give me a few days to find time to compile it -- the notes are scattered across six or seven years. - Sean McBride
My admiration and love for the brilliant design of Friendfeed continues unabated -- in fact, it keeps increasing as I compare it to new inferior services. - Sean McBride
Has everyone noticed that Friendfeed is often more efficient than email for private one-on-one and group communications? Much less cruft. Much swifter. Much easier to browse over time. Also superior to text messaging in many cases, in terms of interface. - Sean McBride
Sean, you should look at Slack if you have a group of people that interact. It's better than FriendFeed for a slightly different application area. - Heisenberg
Will do. - Sean McBride
First, quick impression of Slack (I need to look at it much more carefully): conversations on Friendfeed pages are much easier to navigate and read. - Sean McBride
Shannon - GlassMistress
Step mom went out for some last minute shopping so I hauled over to their house and snapped a few more photos oh the pup. Much better this time, but this dog will not look at the camera, grr. I'd have liked one good head on shot. Ah well. Here goes, pick three please.
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2, 3, 5 - Pete
3 and 5 have the most character, i think. - Big Joe Silence
3 is my fave. <3 - The First NoeLB from Android
Lounging puppy in the first and third are priceless! I like the last two also. - Heather
2, 4, 5 :-) - Marina's Godmother :-)
2, 3 and 4 - Jenny
3 and 5. - Corinne L
3! - Katy S
#3, fitness pup doing sit-ups. :D - April Russo
4 and 5 ears up alert - WarLord
Steven Perez
The best prescription I ever received from my doctor: "I need you to drink some red wine every day."
We may differ as to the exact dosage. - Steven Perez
My wife asked my Gastro Doctor if my Bloody Mary's were hurting my Cohn's. He smiled and said: "We don't want his illness to rob him of all his joy" - WarLord
#pollution Inside Beijing's airpocalypse – a city made 'almost uninhabitable' by pollution
SURFACE - airpocalype.png
"... The day I arrive in Beijing, the AQI hits 460, just 40 points away from maximum doom. It’s the kind of air that seems to have a thickness to it, like the dense fug in an airport smokers’ cubicle. It sticks in the back of your throat, and if you blow your nose at the end of the day, it comes out black. Pedalling around the city (I am one of the only cyclists mad enough to be on the road) is an eerie experience – not just for the desolation, but for the strange neon glow coming from signs at the top of invisible buildings, like a supernatural, carcinogenic version of the northern lights. The midday sun hangs in the sky looking more like the moon, its glare filtered out by the haze. ..." - WarLord
Steve C Team Marina
Craig Ferguson, keeping late night off balance - -
Craig Ferguson, keeping late night off balance -
"Perhaps there are still some people asking, "Craig Ferguson who?" Too bad. They've been missing something special. The "Late Late Show" host shuffles off the stage Friday having hosted an eccentric decade of shows, a program that was often under the radar but always quietly, distinctively ... Craig Ferguson" - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Didn't realize his last show is tonight :( i knew he was leaving and all - Steve C Team Marina
Leno as final guest, tho?? - Big Joe Silence
finally gave Thompson some good screen time last night not playing Geoff or anyone else. - Big Joe Silence
Dang I'll have to find that online Joe thanks. - Steve C Team Marina
It's a bummer to me that he's moved on to game shows, but it was apparent to me some time ago that he'd become bored with running a talk show. - Spidra Webster
i hope he does something better than a game show in the near future. have you ever seen the archaeology documentary series he hosted in the early 90s called "Dirt Detective"? - Big Joe Silence
Yup. They were on YouTube for a while. - Spidra Webster
I had no idea he was leaving! That sucks. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Corden is taking over? Yech. - kendrak
I don't know who Corden is I'm afraid. - Steve C Team Marina
James Corden? He's alright, but a little obvious with his humour for my tastes. - kendrak
If you watch Doctor Who, you've seen James Corden in The Lodger and in Closing Time. Stormageddon's dad. - bentley
He was a charming man when I met him. For the two seconds we shook hands backstage lol. I'll miss his show. Suited my tastes. - Brent Schaus
From a 1999 article about Craig Ferguson: "Last July, [Craig Ferguson, Nigel Wick on The Drew Carey Show,] tied the knot with American love Sascha, his girlfriend of three years. Their wedding was a blend of elements that reflected the couple's backgrounds. A female rabbi officiated at the Jewish ceremony, though the bride walked down the aisle to the sound of bagpipes. And while Sascha... more... - bentley
Stormageddon's dad!! - Amit Patel
so Secretariat takes off its head and it's Bob Newhart. Geoff turns into the kitten from the "What did we learn on the show tonight" spot and then Craig wakes up in bed as his character from The Drew Carey Show next to Drew and then things get weird... Drew Carey looked nothing like Suzanne Pleshette, tho. - Big Joe Silence
Given the Hollywood Reporter tweet I just saw, it sounds like you're not far wrong. - Spidra Webster
i watched it, this is as it went down. i left out some of the good bits. - Big Joe Silence
I never did get down there to be in the audience. When I didn't own a car, their banning of backpacks (my purse is a backpack) made it impossible for me to do. When I finally got a car I was in school and it just wasn't as easy to do. I regret it. - Spidra Webster
he might guest host on Late Late Show at some point. and he's as much as said he'll likely do a similar format show again, just not on CBS. - Big Joe Silence
Yeah, but if I'd done it I could've gone when there was still a small intimate studio audience. :) - Spidra Webster
I wonder if any of his future work will be with "World Wide Pants?" That's Letterman's production company who owned]/owns Late Late Show. - WarLord
Victor Ganata
The fact that attacking a multinational corporation somehow can give you leverage over the government of a nation-state just makes it clear that the existence of multinational corporations are totally antithetical to the continued existence of nation-states.
We should all be farmers. - Todd Hoff
It's not a normative statement, just a description :) #inevitability - Victor Ganata
Every day repealing Treaty of Westphalia and of course every William Gibson novel - WarLord
Why Stephen Colbert Closed His Final Show With "Holland, 1945"
-"But now we must pick up every piece - -Of the life we used to love- -Just to keep ourselves- -At least enough to carry on. . . .- -And here is the room where your brothers were born- -Indentions in the sheets- -Where their bodies once moved but don't move anymore."- - WarLord
Sean McBride
Report: Google wants to build Android Auto directly into cars
Report: Google wants to build Android Auto directly into cars
I have OnStar in my Buick I love it. I would not trade it for any Google app so NO just no. - WarLord
Much like Windows-based car computers? - 9000
This technology will be evolving rapidly over the next few years -- let's see which company develops the best system and features. - Sean McBride
#hilarious Nebraska, Oklahoma File Suit Against Colorado Over Marijuana Legalization via @HuffPostPol #statesrights Amazingly enough Oklahoma is citing Supremacy Clause of constitution.... #wow #hypocrites
GOP Tea Party don't want smaller Government, they want a big intrusive bureaucracy that enforcesTHEIR pet isues - WarLord
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Dude on Flickr is following 3K accounts. Ok? Three. Thousand. Yet somehow he's able to fave my photos on the regular. I have questions. 😐
My opinion they are well worth favoriting #notstalking - WarLord
Last night I learnt that Americans don't usually like sauce on their steak... Or butter the bread in a sandwich... Is this true?
Yes to both - for me, anyway. Had quite a shock learning what a bacon butty was. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
So if I made a tomato sandwich (white buttered bread with sliced tomato and a little salt) would this get me weird looks? - Johnny from iPhone
i make tomato sandwiches like that with mayonnaise instead of butter. - kendrak
If the steak is a really good cut of meat, and it's cooked & seasoned properly, then I won't use any sauce. But I have a hard time believing Americans don't like sauce on their steak - what's your definition of sauce? Barbecue, Worcestershire sauce, or...? As for buttering the bread in a sandwich, I don't know that you'd get weird looks, but you might if you buttered your bread then added another condiment, such as mayonnaise. - Corinne L
Do you aussies have miracle whip for meat and cheese sandwiches? - Joe
Corinne... I do. Bread and butter is the base then stuff like mayo gets added on. Joe, no. - Johnny from iPhone
The steak thing doesn't sound right to me, at least for the south and midwest. It's pretty rare to not see someone putting A1, BBQ sauce, Tabasco, or somesuch on their steak, if it comes without a sauce. Also, you do your sandwiches like Uli does. But no, I don't know any Americans who use butter as the base. We tend to start with mayo, mustard, ketchup, and/or pickle relish, depending on the sandwich. - Kirsten
We usually use just mayo by itself - either one provides a good fat barrier (so the bread doesn't get soggy from other ingredients.) The sauce thing isn't uncommon, but it doesn't feel like something everyone does one way or the other. I prefer it without in most cases, but like it sometimes. - Jennifer Dittrich
Depends on the cut. I like some A1 or worcester sauce on sirloin. Mayo and mustard for sandwiches. - Rodfather
I would have said that no sauce is the usual. - Steele Lawman
Don't tell anyone else, but I like to put ketchup (or catsup) on my steak. - Joe
Most sandwich places will put in butter only if you ask for it. - Bruce Lewis
A sandwich is a butter delivery system. No butter and it's not a proper sandwich! - Marina's Godmother :-)
Oh see, Helen, that's butter-bread (as it's called in my family, at least). A snack, sure. But not a sandwich. - Kirsten
Buttered bread for sandwiches: Rare, I think (certainly not for me--horseradish sauce or chipotle, depending on the meat). Sauce on steaks: All over the place, but the better the steak, the less likely the sauce, at least for me. - Walt Crawford
My ex-husband was a butter-then-mayo sandwich person until I said to him, "do you realize you're adding a lot of calories doing it that way?" Never crossed his mind because it was the way he was raised (he was from central Pennsylvania & his mom was Pennsylvania Dutch, which may have had a lot to do with it). - Corinne L
I don't generally put butter on sandwiches (unless it's the outside of a grilled cheese sandwich). Usually it's mustard or the like, depending on the other sandwich contents. I don't generally have sauce with steak unless the steak is really dry or tough. I will eat butter on toast or on bread that I eat alongside a meal. - John (bird whisperer)
I'm convinced that this is why a true Aussie restaurant/cafe in the States wouldn't work. There are tiny fundamentals that would shock a lot of folks but the culture isn't exotic enough for people to embrace it. - Johnny
my mom used to put butter underneath the mayo but then she started worrying even more about dad's health. <threadjack> had a "club" sandwich in UAE in a British bar. so not what I had in mind. It was weird and disappointing. - Christina Pikas
A bacon-based sandwich in the UAE? - Johnny
Johnny, I think you could have an authentic cafe, but not a chain restaurant. Those, by nature, smooth out the edges of any cuisine (even American dishes) so it isn't quite what it started as. - Jennifer Dittrich
oh yeah there and Bahrain - not really observant. when I was there. - Christina Pikas
What Jenn said. Americans love to claim they have had authentic [insert cuisine type here] at some obscure restaurant. - Corinne L
I now butter my sandwiches but that's because I'm attached to someone of British extraction. - Sarah from iPhone
I just looked up the menu for Outback Steakhouse. I literally can't. - Johnny
Oh, yeah. I can't imagine that's anyone's native cuisine. - Jennifer Dittrich
No bloomin onion? - Joe
No. - Johnny
Heh. I never really thought of Outback as a place to eat Australian cuisine. It's just where they give you a fat piece of steak and a huge gob of mashed potatoes. - Rodfather
The fact they have opened Outback Steakhouses here in Australia should tell you all you need to know ;) - Johnny
Heh, totally reminds me of the random Taco Bell restaurants you see in Mexico. - Jennifer Dittrich
I'm a mustard-only person when it comes to sandwiches, though as a child, my favorite sandwich was peanut butter and butter. When it comes to steaks - I guess I'd have to ask what your definition of steak sauce is. Are you talking like a brown sauce or a BBQ sauce? Or do you mean something like bordelaise or au poivre? Because depending on the type of cuisine under which I'm ordering my... more... - Hookuh Tinypants
I tend to marinade my steaks so they don't usually call for any sauce after the fact. But I haven't heard of buttering the bread of a sandwich...might have to try that >.> - Chris Topher
I might also clarify, it's only a small amount of butter. More like a scraping than a thick layer ala mayo - Johnny
I'm beginning to be a fan of rub. I used this stuff on some filet mignon and it was awesome. - Rodfather
#random The closest I got to Miracle Whip in London was "salad cream," but it's not the same. I do love me some HP Sauce, though. - The First NoeLB from Android
My favourite steak sauces are chilli and lime, mushroom, blue cheese, sweet chilli, creamy pepper sauce and sometimes sweet caramelised onion. If I have a good piece of steak then I tend to go plain but a good balanced sauce in combination with the sides can bring up the whole plate. - Johnny
OK so you're talking proper sauces and not just bottled crap made by Heinz. :D This is why I love you. - Hookuh Tinypants
We have that too, but that's usually only used on the cheap cuts that end up on steak sangas or at BBQs on plastic plates :) - Johnny
I still love you. - Hookuh Tinypants
Caramelized onion? Oh, yes! - The First NoeLB from Android
I never heard of butter and mayo together on a sandwich until this one time in Canada. I got off the 401 at a small town somewhere between Toronto and Detroit, found a small sandwich shop, and ordered a ham and cheese sandwich. She took a slice of bread, spread something pale colored on it, then asked me if I wanted mayo. !!! I'm thinking, that wasn't mayo? So I said yes, and then she added mayo on top on what turned out to be butter. - bentley
(silently judges Joe for the ketchup thing) - Marie
I put a patty of butter on my steaks as I grill them. I like sauce on my steak too but then I'm sorta addicted to mashed potatoes and gravy so its more collateral. #gravyoneverythng Butter with mayo is just weird. Butter or mayo slathered on heavy and thick.... #okaymaybeitsjustme - WarLord
I need Melly in on this thread #Alone - Johnny
Butter on a sandwich brings back some middle school memories from when I lived with my mother. She would pack me lunches of salami & cheese sandwiches with butter instead of some other normal type of condiment on it, because she doesn't like mayo or mustard and refuses to buy any. - April Russo
No to either one for me. Why ruin a good steak with sauce of any kind? People in this part of the country (Southeastern Pennsylvania) often butter their bread for sandwiches if they are from a Pennsylvania Dutch background. - Friar Will
Butter on sandwiches is reserved for necessity (PB&J, needs it to help reduce the tacky starchness of the peanut butter and you can't do a proper Grilled Cheese without using butter to fry it), otherwise not really. Sauces, sometimes if the meat isn't great or wasn't already seasoned well, which could be with chili and lime or a good pepper baste. Caramelized onions don't count as a sauce. - NOT THE CRICKET
Cubano sandwiches need butter on them. - Steven Perez
Growing up, the only sandwiches I had with butter were tuna fish with diced pickles. Random, I know. I used A1 on steaks until I learned that it's a waste of a good piece of steak to sully it with steak sauce. I've had a few proper sauces on steak that were pretty good. The norm at steak houses in the US is to get a "plain" steak (marinated and seasoned) and have a few bottles of steak... more... - Jenny H. from Android
"Bread with stuff on it" is still one of the best phrases ever. :D Also - an excellent use for A1 sauce? Tater tots. Yes, I'm a heathen but I'm totally down with it. (C'mon, I'm the person who once stored their russet potatoes in the ice chest while camping; I've earned the right to be a potato heathen!) - Hookuh Tinypants
Depends on the quality of the steak. A good quality well cooked steak needs sauce like Dolly Parton needs stocking stuffers. - Todd Hoff
Robert Scoble
The reason no one has asked me to do the ice bucket challenge is you all are worried I will do it naked with Google Glass on.
TMI - WarLord
Mary Carmen
I did all the puking today. All of it. Your share, and your share, and even your share. All the puking.
Yikes. - Steven Perez
Thank you. I hate puking. - Brian Johns
I do not like, but appreciate your taking this on for the rest of us. - Friar Will
Ugh. I am so sorry :( - Jennifer Dittrich from iPhone
Puking is the worst, worse than pain for me by a long shot - Steve C Team Marina
:( - Alix May
Thank you fro taking one for the team... Be well - WarLord
If I would have been at your side I could have pity puked. I puke at the sound of gagging. - Janet
If I had known, I would have drank more beer! Seriously, I hope you feel better today. - Eric - ill subliminal from iPhone
Nope, sorry, not my share. I did a lifetime's worth of puking about 2 years ago, when I had all that gall bladder trouble. Every time I ate the wrong thing with just a little bit too much fat, about 12 hours later I'd end up puking every 10 minutes, for about 6-12 hours. The pain would be gone in about 3-4 hours, but the puking would just keep on going. I can only describe the... more... - April Russo
Oh doll. So sorry. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
From Gizmodo: Report: North Korea May Be Behind Sony Pictures Hack After All (Update)
From comments: We lost an internet battle to a third world country that is darker than the moon on the map at night. Rock on - WarLord
From Comments: I'd like to thank the DPRK for having the courage to stage this intervention and prevent us from harming ourselves with this steaming pile of shit of a movie. We just needed some tough love. Thanks; We've got your back next time. - WarLord
Victor Ganata
Face it, man. Money trumps freedom. #CapitalismFTW
It's not about freedom, anyway. Sony is "free" to choose whether or not to distribute the film(s), and the theaters are "free" to choose whether or not to show it. They are exercising their freedom, even if the people wanting to see the films don't like their decision. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE from WinForFeed
It's freedom being trumped by fear at the expense of money. I don't see how Sony are choosing money over freedom. You could say that the money from any possible lawsuits but that's still fear. - Johnny
Exactly. Fear of losing money. If they knew releasing it would make billions of dollars even if people died, you know they totally would. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
A Seth Rogen and James Franco movie grossing a billion dollars? Yeah, ok. I see. - Johnny
Also, Sony pulled the film's theatrical release after the theaters said they wouldn't show it. Even if it did make a billion (how ever straw man that is), the theaters would only see a fraction of that, not to mention putting their staff in the line of fire. If the theater owners still said yes, this would be released next week. - Johnny
From Salon: I guess the answer was foreordained, but like so much that happens in America these days, it’s an answer that reveals our tremendous weakness and spectacular cowardice, our hilarious and pathetic tendency to resemble the proverbial elephant cringing before a mouse - WarLord
My point exactly. Sony is not going to make money if no theater is showing it, and a lot of theaters don't want to show it because of the risk of liability and because they think the threats will keep people away from all of the movies they're showing. Ergo, fear of losing money. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
"If even 5 percent of nervous parents kept the family home on Christmas, every holiday blockbuster would have taken a hit." - Victor Ganata from iPhone
"The truth is, America's commitment to free speech is dwarfed by our commitment to capitalism. Seth Rogen can stand in his house and say anything he wants about Kim Jong-un – but Sony has the choice to fund him, and even if it agrees, AMC can still pull the plug. The corporation, not the individual, has always had the power to decide what movie is a thoughtcrime. We're just only now visibly seeing the suits flex their clout." - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Or piss off China and risk future distribution deals. - Rodfather
Victor Ganata
"The *end* of free speech in Hollywood?" - like, the industry that actively destroyed people's careers and lives with accusations of Communism and ensures only neoliberal propaganda gets disseminated somehow killed free speech…
…by not releasing what looks like a mediocre movie? Like, that's the killing blow? - Victor Ganata from iPhone
"...But 13 years after the World Trade Center attack, we continue to live in a country that jumps whenever someone says boo. ..." - WarLord
I think the idea that the hackers alluded to 9/11 so now we're cowering is stupid and facile. It all has to do with how much money Sony is losing every day because of the hacking. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Not to mention all the studio execs whose jobs are now on the line because of all the leaked e-mails. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
"If even 5 percent of nervous parents kept the family home on Christmas, every holiday blockbuster would have taken a hit." <-- this is the calculation right there. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Sony’s theater of the absurd: How “The Interview” became the most insane cultural-political spectacle in recent history via @Salon
"...I guess the answer was foreordained, but like so much that happens in America these days, it’s an answer that reveals our tremendous weakness and spectacular cowardice, our hilarious and pathetic tendency to resemble the proverbial elephant cringing before a mouse..." - WarLord
"...But this near-incomprehensible threat also referenced 9/11 or, more poetically, “the 11th of September 2001,” which is the magical Voldemort incantation that makes corporate CEOs and American politicians, despite their thick coating of lard and money, poop themselves and crawl under the furniture whimpering like little bitch-babies, to quote Kerry Washington on “Scandal.” ..." - WarLord
"... Just to be clear, there has never been a North Korean-sponsored terrorist attack in the United States (or anywhere else in the West), and the odds that any individual multiplex in the exurbs of Cincinnati or San Antonio or Honolulu is going to be blown up by a coven of Pyongyang hackers make getting eaten by sharks and struck by lightning on the day you hit the lottery seem probable. But it’s only the incantation that matters. THEY SAID 9/11 OH HOLY F@CK WERE ALL GONNA DIE. ..." - WarLord
Johnn Luevanos
DRM Protection Removed for… Coffee? -
Keurig, the manufacturer of a single-serve coffee brewing system, has a very wide following amongst coffee drinkers. Their K-cup (pre-packaged coffee grounds with a coffee filter, all in a plastic container) is an interesting concept and makes brewing a single cup of coffee much more efficient over making a whole pot. Their newer line of coffee makers, the Keurig 2.0, has some interesting (and annoying) security features though, which [Kate Gray] has found an interesting and simple way around. The DRM security in these coffee makers is intended to keep third-party “cups” from being used in the Keurig. It can …read more - Johnn Luevanos
THIS is when you know DRM, copyright, and intellectual property have jumped some kind of shark.... - WarLord
Along with great cocktails, the Patterson House has rules. That’s why I love it via @Salon
1. Please refrain from using your cell phone for anything other than texting in the bar area. - WarLord
Sarah G.
I just made and ate the world's most unhealthy lunch but it was SO GOOD.
hot dog wrapped in crescent rolls... basically a hillbilly sausage roll. - Sarah G.
I just had that over the weekend and yes it is - WarLord
Couldn't you have battered and deep-fried the whole thing? - Walt Crawford
About 3 times/week, I make myself an extremely unhealthy sandwich for lunch. Two slices of sourdough bread, buttered on the outside. 3-5 slices of hard salami, 3-5 slices of sandwich pepperoni, 4 small slices of turkey, 4 small slices of chicken and 1-1/2 slices of swiss cheese; grilled on my Foreman Grill, then a little bit of mayonnaise and mustard. I probably shouldn't eat that as regularly as I do, but it's so tasty. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
That sounds really good. - Sarah G.
No, I still think this wins - sglassme
I think I just had a heart attack from simply clicking on sglassme's link. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Did you add cheese? Cuz yum. - Heather
I love rainy days. If I don't have to wait for and ride the bus in the rain, it makes me happy. Today I'm grateful for working brakes, tires, and windshield wipers. And that mostly-full tank of gas. And a pocket full of change for downtown parking. And if I get caught in traffic behind protesters, I'ma stand outside my car & cheer them on.
Hope everyone has the best possible Tuesday. Love y'all <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
You too, hon. Cheer extra for me, k? - Kirsten
Be well - WarLord
The rain dashed my plans to take the bus to the Arboretum today. I think I'll just make stuff and have a dance party by myself, instead. - Anika from Android
Posted this first thing when it was dark, and wet outside. Looks like we get a break in the rain today but it's coming back. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Cheers to you, Starmama! - vicster: hon. canadian
I love you, Mandy. Keep doing the damn thing. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
The right is coming for your birth control — they just don’t want you to know it yet via @Salon
The right is not publicly demanding that birth control be subject to the same regulation as abortion because to do so would be a political mess. But the logic of their argument demands precisely this. If it’s a question of “protecting life” and not, say, control over women’s lives and bodies or a cynical attempt to gut a healthcare law, then wouldn’t the SBA List’s drive to criminalize abortion trump any political calculus about when to express its belief that birth control is abortion and when to keep quiet? - WarLord
Steven Perez
The failings of the torture regimen were, in fact, every conservative nightmare of a failed, out-of-control government program come to life. Through banal bureaucratic dysfunction, the torturers stumbled into a practice that lacked any sound empirical basis. (The CIA—which simply reverse-engineered the resistance training its own elite soldiers... -
In all the stories of American POWs and detainees who endured torture either as revenge or interrogation there are few instances where real useful "actionable" information even under extremely painful circumstance Most stories from WW2 involve soldiers spoofing questioners with false stories. It is worth noting that we executed many of the Japanese jailers responsible for things like waterboarding - WarLord
2014 AD in three words:
"It's December already?!" - The First NoeLB from Android
Selfie twerking ebola. [or, is selfie twerking so 2013?] - Joe
thanks for imagezoom - Alfonker Tapir
I haz money? - Brent Schaus from iPhone
You're welcome, Alfonker. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Altogether too long. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Mostly not great. - ellbeecee
Got new job. - bentley
Censorship is bad. - Katy S
Just about over. - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
Dated a doctor. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Stephen new companion? - Todd Hoff
Left my homeland. - Jenny H. from Android
Fuck it all. - Lola Bean (Penguin) from iPhone
i forgot it - chaz2b
Ethics in journalism. - Corinne L
Older, not wiser. - Stephan from iPhone
Did I answer? - Brent Schaus
Watching the flames - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
It's all happening! - Corinne L
Really shitty year. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Had a baby. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
stuck in neutral - Marina's Godmother :-)
Got progressively better. - Jim: meatvalve.
two major events. - Brian Johns
Still in Texas. - Kristin
I'm pregnant again. - Mary Carmen
spinning my wheels - vicster: hon. canadian
Same Slow Dance - WarLord
selfie shark jump - Mo Kargas
Minimum Payment Due: - Spidra Webster
Sleep? What's that? - Steve C Team Marina
Good freaking riddance - Janet
Mike Nencetti
tough to get a good pic. tried. - Mike Nencetti
Beautiful urn. Glad she is with you for this new path. - Janet from FFHound!
*hug* - Alix May
Be well - WarLord
(((Mike))) - Anne Bouey
Thanks everyone, still processing all this. Not the road I thought we would be on - Mike Nencetti
We're here - Johnny from iPhone
hugs, Mike - Brixie
From Deadspin Cleveland Cops Demand Apology, Call Activist Browns Players "Pathetic"
From Comments: I don't know the mental gymnastics and cognitive dissonance required to convince oneself that how Tamir Rice died is okay, but the police should not possess it. - WarLord
From Comments: Especially when said protest involves the shooting of a child. I think "I don't like it when children are shot dead" is the least controversial stance this side of "Oxygen is a good thing." - WarLord
The Levy Breaks: Democrats Rage Against Obama Over Wall Street Giveaway via @HuffPostPol
The last election, the problem is that voters believe we're all in on this cabal together, and nobody's thinking about their families," Ellison said. "The minimum wage is winning all over the country at state and municipal levels but Democrats still got shellacked in the midterms. People have separated Dems from the minimum wage. [Members of Congress] won't let [themselves] be painted in a way that is pro-Wall Street and anti-middle class." - WarLord
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