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Meg VMeg
I'm sure your baby will look cute eventually.
But for now...nope. - CAJ hates pants
dang. that's rough. but sometimes, true. Once when Waif's namesake was presented with a new baby at her church she was stuck in the unenviable position of telling the truth, and hurt the parents feelings, or lying in the sanctuary (which she, unlike a lot of preachers, takes very seriously). Her quick and glorious mind came up with "Now that's a boy! That's a real boy!" - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
My great grandfather, I am told, used to say, "My, that IS a baby!" - laura x
Sometimes they need a few months on them to fill out and get chubby. - Stephen Francoeur
^^this. - Corinne L
Stephen Mack
A compilation of the music videos for Weird Al Yankovic's new album, Mandatory Fun [Wiki link] - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
A compilation of the music videos for Weird Al Yankovic's new album, Mandatory Fun [Wiki link]
A compilation of the music videos for Weird Al Yankovic's new album, Mandatory Fun [Wiki link]
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From the Wiki article: "To help promote Mandatory Fun in social media circles, Yankovic produced eight music videos for the album; one was revealed each day starting on July 14, 2014, a day prior to the album's release. Yankovic commented that 'there is no more music television' as there was in the past, and that 'the Internet [...] is the new MTV' that operates continuously. He took the idea that promoting a new video for eight continuous days 'would make an impact because people would be talking about the album all week long.' [...] The music video aspect of Yankovic's songs had been a past part of his success, but for Mandatory Fun RCA Records opted not to fund production of any videos. Instead, Yankovic turned to various social media portals including Funny or Die and CollegeHumor which he had worked with in the past; these sites helped to cover the production costs to allow Yankovic to make the videos with Yankovic foregoing any ad revenue from the videos. Yankovic chose to... more... - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
More: "The first music video debuted on July 14, featuring the song "Tacky". Produced by Nerdist Industries, the one-shot video features Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Eric Stonestreet, Kristen Schaal, Jack Black, and Yankovic dressed in tacky clothes and dancing purposely poorly while lip-synching to the song reflecting on the song's lyrics about a person who brags on about his obnoxious... more... - Stephen Mack
1. Monday, July 14, "Tacky" (Parody of Pharrell's "Happy") https://www.youtube.com/watch... (from Nerdist) - Stephen Mack
Also: Thursday, July 17, "Tacky" (live on Conan) https://www.youtube.com/watch... (from Team Coco) - Stephen Mack
More: "The video for 'Word Crimes' features kinetic typography created by Jarrett Heather, reflecting the song's theme of proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation." - Stephen Mack
2. Tuesday, July 15, "Word Crimes" (Parody of Thicke's "Blurred Lines") https://www.youtube.com/watch... (from alyankovicVEVO) - Stephen Mack
More: " 'Foil''s video, produced in conjunction with CollegeHumor, shows Yankovic as a host of a cooking show obsessing on the use of aluminium foil, slowly descending into conspiracy theories; it also includes guest appearances by Patton Oswalt, Tom Lennon, and Robert Ben Garant. - Stephen Mack
3. Wednesday, July 16, "Foil" (Parody of Lorde's "Royals") https://www.youtube.com/watch... (from College Humor) - Stephen Mack
More: "'Handy' was released through Yahoo! Screen's 'Sketchy' channel, and is presented in the style of a late-night informercial with Yankovic performing as a residential general contractor; the video also includes Eddie Pepitone, Justin Giddings, and Ted Hollis." - Stephen Mack
4. Thursday, July 17, "Handy" (Parody of Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy") https://screen.yahoo.com/weird-a... (from Yahoo Sketchy) -- reposted by a random individual on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch... - Stephen Mack
More: "The video for 'Sports Song' plays to the song's theme, featuring Yankovic along with the Riverside City College Marching Tigers band performing a routine on a football field during the song; the video was directed by Yankovic with Andrew Bush and Brad Schulz and produced in conjunction with Funny or Die." - Stephen Mack
5. Friday, July 18: "Sports Song" https://www.youtube.com/watch... (from FunnyOrDie) - Stephen Mack
More: "The video for "First World Problems" was directed by Liam Lynch, and shows Yankovic, posing as a 'pretentious jerk' wearing a 'douchey blonde wig,' over-reacting to minor annoyances of a well-off lifestyle." - Stephen Mack
6. Saturday, July 19: "First World Problems" https://www.youtube.com/watch... (from alyankovicVEVO) - Stephen Mack
More: 'Lame Claim to Fame' is a stop-motion video directed by animator Tim Thompson, using a scrapbooking approach to show the protagonist's passing ties with various celebrities. Among the cut-outs of celebrities named in the song, the video includes pictures of Dr. Demento, the radio host that helped Yankovic's rise to popularity." - Stephen Mack
7. Sunday, July 20: "Lame Claim to Fame" https://www.youtube.com/watch... (from alyankovic) - Stephen Mack
More: "The final video released was for 'Mission Statement,' and was produced by TruScribe, featuring time-lapse drawings relating to the song's lyrics on a white board. The video took about 10 months to create." - Stephen Mack
"Handy" was July the 17th according to the wiki. Sports Song the 18th, and First World Problems the 19th. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - NOT THE CRICKET
8. Monday, July 21: "Mission Statement" (Parody of Graham Nash's "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes") http://blogs.wsj.com/speakea... (from WSJ via Vevo) [YouTube URL for Mission Statement forthcoming, I don't think it's been published there yet] - Stephen Mack
"Word Crimes" is definitely my favorite. - Stephen Mack
Thanks, Jimminy -- I corrected the dates above. - Stephen Mack
For me, it's a toss-up between "Word Crimes" and "Foil" :) - Brent Schaus
The co-branding I find fascinating. - Stephen Mack
And using a CSN melody for "Mission Statement"? Stroke of genius, imo. - Brent Schaus
I haven't watched that one yet. :) Tonight! - Stephen Mack
The big downside to his strategy of peppering his eight videos across different sites is that it's tough to find them all. Yesterday I was at a friend's house and we were searching YouTube (via the TiVo app) trying to watch them all, and missed half of them. It'll also be interesting to see if some of the better videos don't get as many views because of which account or site was used to post/promote, or if some of the more marginal videos get more views because of the traffic of the originating site. - Stephen Mack
labels (not just RCA) refusing to bankroll promotional stuff is a pretty common occurrence. has been for ages and ages. they sure want a cut of any profits made, tho! #LittleRedHen - Big Joe Silence
The album has hit #1 on Billboard: http://t.co/dVSO6q5KbL (via Andy Baio, http://friendfeed.com/waxpanc...) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Controversy over a word used in Word Crimes: http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll... - Stephen Mack from iPhone
The distribution strategy was because he wanted to see the videos made. http://adage.com/article... Edit: I Are Cannot Reed. - NOT THE CRICKET
Sarah G.
Say what you will about GenX, but at least our rampant childhood nostalgia finally made it acceptable for adults to dress up in costumes.
Emily
RT @edyong209: Me: "Wait, so why did no one study this for decades?" A: "Because it didn't kill older white men." #boom
CAJ hates pants
Lawsuit: "Happy Birthday" is not in copyright, and Warner owes the world hundreds of millions for improperly collected royalties - Boing Boing - http://boingboing.net/2013...
Lawsuit: "Happy Birthday" is not in copyright, and Warner owes the world hundreds of millions for improperly collected royalties - Boing Boing
"Copyright scholars have long been pretty certain that "Happy Birthday to You" is in the public domain, despite the fact that Warner/Chappell claims copyright on it and charges impressive licensing fees to use it in public performances. Those fees, however, are much lower than a copyright lawsuit would be, so everyone shrugs and pays them. Until now." - CAJ hates pants from Bookmarklet
Melly
RT @stayathomemum: What I learn from cooking shows: http://t.co/4PsDWLVUnM
RT @stayathomemum: What I learn from cooking shows: http://t.co/4PsDWLVUnM
Truth. Except, in gourmet, the portion would be half that size. :P - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
And priced at least four times the cost of the ingredients ;o) - Melly
ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Admitting defeat of de feet. Coming soon: massive sale-slash-giveaway of beautiful shoes that the rheumatoid & spondylitis make it impossible to wear. I'm keeping the Sanitas, Danskos, and sneakers. All the pretty stuff and the winter stuff will be up for grabs. If you or a friend is a 9.5M, stay tuned....
I hate this. So sad!!!! - Mary Carmen from iPhone
It's okay. I'm comforting myself with promises that I will only wear cool Sanita print clogs. Size 41, y'all. ;) - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
I will worship the ground you (now comfortably) walk on for cute winter stuff. - Meg VMeg
Also, Fluevogs. Many Fluevogs need new homes. - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Meg, I have lots of low heel booties, by Born, Naturalizer, Crown Vintage/Born - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
I am sad about your loss, but I'm glad that we live in a time in which shoes can be both cute and comfy. - Katy S
I'm also sad about your loss, but evilly rubbing my hands together as I can wear that size. - Christina Pikas
dear lord, you said the F-word - Meg VMeg
i am so bummed i'm not the right size - jambina
Also a bunch of pairs of Poetic License - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
:( - maʀtha
I'm trying to grow an extra half size on my feet as we speak. *focuses* - Hookuh Tinypants
I wear a size 42 Dansko, alas - maʀtha
^^ I giggled at the visual. Is this a Sheldon Cooper type of focus? - Janet
Always. :D - Hookuh Tinypants from FreshFeed
Count me interested! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
lris
All of a sudden, epic tragedy. Must be nap time. #Mr3 #metoo
Walt Crawford
In case you missed it, Wayne Bivens-Tatum expanded his blog response to Beall's "OA advocates are collectivists" triple-C article into an article, just published in...triple-C. https://blogs.princeton.edu/librari...
"You should realize that when Joseph Esposito (2013) at the generally anti-open access Scholarly Kitchen blog thinks your anti-open access rant is excessive, you’ve crossed some sort of threshold." HAHAHAHAHA! - jambina
Even the abstract is making me chuckle " a rare example of reactionary rhetoric from a librarian" - Hedgehog
I'm sure rhetoricians have a complicated Greco-Latinate word for "describing the world as one would prefer it to be rather than as it is," but I'm not a rhetorician and don't know what the word is. - RepoRat
In Silicon Valley, that's called the Jobs Reality Distortion Field. But he was able to pull it off. - DJF from Android
Melly
Zamms
On our cyber security exam we are required to take, we are warned about the dangers of "Reply All." Surprisingly, the danger is not "You will look like a massive tool to everyone you work with, and they will laugh at you behind your back."
what is the danger then? - Sir Shuping is just sir
Network congestion. - Zamms
from a Reply All? not bloody likely. - RepoRat
Lol - lris
Large attachments? - CAJ hates pants
A newbie co-worker of my wife forwarded the Skater Dog video to the entire company on a day when the email server had glitch that caused the Skater Dog email be forwarded to the entire company over and over and over again. I am suggesting this tweak to the exam writers. https://www.youtube.com/watch... - Zamms
aw, that reminds me of my mizithra incident here on FF, zamms. *sniff* #goodolddays - holly #ravingfangirl
CORRECTION: The danger is specifically called an "Email Storm" which is also X-Men do a lot. - Zamms
Nah, mostly they text her. http://textsfromsuperheroes.com/search... - RepoRat
Ooo, they may need to update our security exam, then! - Zamms
GrrlScientist
RT @joshdneufeld: @phylogenomics @edudemic @Mammals_Suck We struggled with citing Twitter. See acknowledgments to see how we settled. http://aem.asm.org/content...
GrrlScientist
MT @ryneches Did you know people do #science on social media? You should cite that stuff. I made a thingy to help you http://tweet2bibtex.vort.org/
Big Fat Yeast Roll!
"Hi Laura, I randomly check download statistics for Provenance, and I just ran a report. I wanted to let you know that your article, in the month that it's been available online, has 1,318 downloads. The next highest is 171. Apparently, the digital natives are restless. You rock!" - Big Fat Yeast Roll! from Android
Update: "Your article has now been downloaded 2,446 times! The next highest is the full advocacy issue at 595. Considering there's been a total of 8,813 downloads, your article is over 1/4 of all Provenance downloads." This is nuts! - Big Fat Yeast Roll! from Android
Marie
My new doctor suggested that I try relaxing. I LOLed.
MAYBE YOU'RE NOT TRYING HARD ENOUGH - Meg VMeg
So I said to my guy: "OK lets start with fewer Doctor appointments...." - WarLord
I'VE NEVER BEEN SO RELAXED IN ALL MY LIFE. - Big Joe Silence
ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Sent an email to IT about getting access to Qualtrics for a study I want to do this fall. Got an email *SIX MINUTES* later with an individual log-in & temp pw, links to training, and links to IRB. Bonus of working on small and young campus - shit gets done FAST.
(On my first day, when I walked in, my computer was up and running with a working login, I had access to all shared drives, I had Outlook, etc., my key was waiting for me. Crazy business. I love it.) - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
How fantastic! - Galadriel C. from Android
Melly
laura x
Coffee Oreo ice cream is a thing and I just had some. You are envious.
I am! - Steele Lawman
yes - lris
want - jambina
Yuppers. - Joe
yes, I am! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
You get all the good ice cream and mom likes you best! *weeps in envy* - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
I am always envious of coffee ice cream, even if it does have Oreos in it (I prefer Heath bars crumbled up in mine) - April Russo
who makes this ice cream? - Big Joe Silence
Marie
You ever make such a mess in the kitchen that it might be easier to just move than clean it?
Yep. Everyday :P - imabonehead from Android
My husband does that...while I am sleeping. - April Russo
Jason Toney
Do you agree, librarian friends? // Seriously, Fuck You, "Kindle Unlimited" http://zite.to/1rw0vl3
Do you agree, librarian friends? // Seriously, Fuck You, "Kindle Unlimited" http://zite.to/1rw0vl3
"But it shouldn't cost a thing to borrow a book, Amazon, you foul, horrible, profiteering enemies of civilization." I may have peed a little, I laughed so hard at this bit. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
...it's not wrong. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
John Dupuis
RT @qui_oui: Laughing an unreasonable amount at this. "Great moments in science (if Twitter had existed)" http://www.theguardian.com/science... @m_m_campbell
"At least I've got a nose" #ouch - Victor Ganata
studying such a tiny sample :) hilarious. - Christina Pikas
Zamms
Kieran made up his own dance to "Word Crimes".
Not twerking? - Steele Lawman
No twerking during Word Crimes. Only during Tacky. - Zamms
Holly's favorite Anna
RT @lordravenscraft: "Disney owns marvel. Marvel owns Thor. Thor is the son of a king. Thor is now female. Thor is now a Disney princess." omg
lris
Weird Al’s “FOIL” (remember “Royals” by Lorde?) Aluminum FOIL. Never settle for less! - http://kokeshichan.tumblr.com/post...
That song nearly killed me. When he got to the second verse of it - I was laughing so hard I nearly ran my car off the road... - WebGoddess
The illuminati know! - lris
By the way, if you have kids, this is the week to introduce them to Weird Al. - Zamms
I did just that! He didn't remember us listening to his songs when he was little :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Melly
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Word Crimes: http://www.youtube.com/watch... via @YouTube
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Word Crimes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDc&feature=youtu.be via @YouTube
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Cameron Neylon
RT @jaggeree: Any significantly advanced piece of technology you consistently mutter "oh for fuck's sake" at is not significantly advanced (or not tested)
Sarah G.
All federal court opinions will soon be all available (and authenticated @trbruce *cough*) on FDSYS. Yay! #AALL14
pacer going away (or maybe that's for something else?) - Christina Pikas
Something else. PACER is really just an electronic docketing system that's been pressed into service as a repository. So pacer will remain, but the repository and hopefully research functions will be replaced. - Sarah G.
Cameron Neylon
RT @egonwillighagen: for the people waking up at the other side of the ocean, here's the live #jcbms stream https://t.co/ULXWZGbRzj
Big Fat Yeast Roll!
Allyson Lister
You may have noticed a pause in my posts (here, and on Twitter, and on G+ etc. etc.) – this is due to an 8 lb 15 1/2 ounce (4.07 kg) bouncing baby boy coming into our lives this past July :) So my apologies, I do plan to post more about bioinformatics and ontologies […] - Allyson Lister
Congratulations! - Björn Brembs
thanks! Sorry, Bjorn, Christina, you can see that I am quite late in replying to this - I guess that's what happens when you're away from work :) - Allyson Lister
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