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Eric

Eric Beehler is too busy to be here but can't stay away.
50% say yes.
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I am in the wrong business. - Joe
If we add consecutive years of work I could say yes. Per year? I wish. - Janet
Why do I always sit next to douche bag central?
First Manhattan Denny’s will serve Dom Perignon breakfast for the 1% - http://www.nydailynews.com/life-st...
First Manhattan Denny’s will serve Dom Perignon breakfast for the 1%
"The Denny’s that opens Friday in the Financial District will offer a $300 version of its popular Grand Slam wake-up — complete with a bottle of 2003 Dom Perignon Premier Cru Champagne. It’s called the “Grand Cru Slam” — but besides the bubbly and a high-five from the bartender, it’s the standard breakfast of eggs, pancakes, sausage." - Eric from Bookmarklet
Denny's is an abomination that should be swallowed whole into the bowels of Manhattan Island. The most roach coach NYC diner kicks Denny's in the short hairs. - ♫Robot Chicken, Trainer♫
Let's be clear about this: Russia is invading Ukraine right now - http://www.vox.com/2014...
Let's be clear about this: Russia is invading Ukraine right now
"There are two things happening between Ukraine and Russia right now. First, Russian and Ukrainian leaders are meeting in Belarus to negotiate a peace deal in the Ukrainian conflict that Russia insists it has nothing to do with. Second, Russian military forces are crossing the border into Ukraine in what is clearly a hostile invasion and act of war. That includes Russian artillery, Russian tanks, Russian-trained irregular forces, and even uniformed Russian soldiers who have admitted on camera that they are Russian military ordered to invade by their commanders." - Eric from Bookmarklet
Denny's 'Grand Cru Slam' Breakfast Intervention - http://www.thebraiser.com/an-inte...
Denny's 'Grand Cru Slam' Breakfast Intervention
"if you’ve found $300 burning a hole in your pocket that just can’t be resolved, you can do better with that money. Did you know that New York is kind of the mecca of food? Did you know that you can get really legit tasting menus at some of the best restaurants in the world for less than what you’re about to pay for that Grand Slam champagne nonsense? Here are some better tasting menu options for you, if we can sway you from your terrible decision-making. Gramercy Tavern: $120 for six courses ($102 for vegetarian option); or $48 for four courses on the “Today Menu” in the bar room Empellon Cocina: $45 for five dessert courses Juni: $90 for four courses Contra: $55 for five courses Acme: $65 for nine vegetarian courses Huertas: $55 for five courses ($85 for five courses with drink pairings!) Le Bernadin (also known as Le Berna-freakin-din): $45 for three courses in the lounge area ($5 goes to City Harvest)" - Eric from Bookmarklet
NRA: 'Children Can Have Fun At The Shooting Range' - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014...
NRA: 'Children Can Have Fun At The Shooting Range'
"The nation's largest gun lobby posted a tweet Wednesday afternoon to its NRA Women account that read "7 Ways Children Can Have Fun at the Shooting Range." The tweet included a link to an article with the same title published on the website of Women's Outdoor News. A little over an hour after posting it, NRA Women deleted the tweet without explanation." - Eric from Bookmarklet
Arby's Now Charging $2.99 To Let Customers Go Behind Counter, Grab Handfuls Of Roast Beef - http://www.theonion.com/article...
Arby's Now Charging $2.99 To Let Customers Go Behind Counter, Grab Handfuls Of Roast Beef
""We're thrilled to announce an exciting new dining option that lets customers step right into our kitchen and dig hands-first into our famous slow-roasted beef," spokesman Gavin Milne said while standing in front of a cardboard cutout that depicted Oven Mitt—the Arby's mascot—cupping a steaming mound of beef slices. "As soon as we ring up your transaction, you have 15 seconds to grab all the meat you can carry, and however much you manage to bring back across the counter is yours to eat—all for under $3! Who could resist?"" - Eric from Bookmarklet
That pic cracked me up. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
If you like the pic then you might like this article: http://www.fastcodesign.com/3033865... - Brian Johns
I did like that! Cool read, thanks Brian :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Rude Jude ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE - https://www.youtube.com/watch...
Damn! - Eric from Bookmarklet
We can't go on together with Suspicious Minds
Besides Michael Brown, Whom Else Does The New York Times Call “No Angel”? - http://www.vanityfair.com/online...
Besides Michael Brown, Whom Else Does The New York Times Call “No Angel”?
"Michael Brown, 18, due to be buried on Monday, was no angel, with public records and interviews with friends and family revealing both problems and promise in his young life. Shortly before his encounter with Officer Wilson, the police say he was caught on a security camera stealing a box of cigars, pushing the clerk of a convenience store into a display case. He lived in a community that had rough patches, and he dabbled in drugs and alcohol. He had taken to rapping in recent months, producing lyrics that were by turns contemplative and vulgar. He got into at least one scuffle with a neighbor." - Eric from Bookmarklet
Today In Hip-Hop: Lauryn Hill Releases 'The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill' - http://www.xxlmag.com/news...
Today In Hip-Hop: Lauryn Hill Releases 'The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill'
"Few albums in hip-hop history have reverberated as loudly as Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill. Released in August 1998, the album would go to dominate the Grammy Awards earning five awards – including the coveted Album Of The Year trophy – and becoming both massively critically acclaimed and beloved amongst fans to this day." - Eric from Bookmarklet
I just heard about the quake a few minutes ago. According to the news Napa got hit the hardest. Everyone okay?
Good over here. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
Ferguson Feeds Off the Poor: Three Warrants a Year Per Household - http://www.thedailybeast.com/article...
"A report issued just last week by the nonprofit lawyer’s group ArchCity Defenders notes that in the court’s 36 three-hour sessions in 2013, it handled 12,108 cases and 24,532 warrants. That is an average of 1.5 cases and three warrants per Ferguson household. Fines and court fees for the year in this city of just 21,000 people totaled $2,635,400. The sum made the municipal court the city’s second-biggest source of revenue." - Eric from Bookmarklet
o_O that even surprised me. - MoTO: Team Marina
holy crap - Steve C Team Marina
7 Bloody Marys That Jumped the Shark - http://www.thebraiser.com/7-blood...
7 Bloody Marys That Jumped the Shark
7 Bloody Marys That Jumped the Shark
A Gun Distinction Without a Difference - http://www.boomantribune.com/story...
"It seems to be hugely important to gun rights supporters that people understand the difference between fully automatic and semiautomatic weapons. And it appears to greatly irritate them when they hear people fail to accurately distinguish between the two." - Eric from Bookmarklet
Bon Appetit Craps Out, Mariani Makes His Point - http://www.eatinglv.com/2014...
Bon Appetit Craps Out, Mariani Makes His Point
"Two mornings ago, the editor of Bon Appetit magazine, and the Restaurant Editor of Bon Appetit magazine, appeared on the CBS Morning News to announce Bon App’s “Best New Restaurants of 2014.” In introducing the segment, they listed their general criteria for determining which restos made the overall list, and how they specifically determined their Top 10 eateries on the list. Those criteria were, in order: 1) Good Vibe 2) Good Music 3) Good Lighting 4) Good Food To say that Eating Las Vegas was appalled is an understatement. And we weren’t the only ones. " "For the record: ELV has nothing against Millennials. He has even spawned one. But they need to get in line like every generation before them. Learn their manners. Aspire to maturity. Realize they didn’t invent much except yet another way to look and act foolish for their first ten years of adulthood. And they need to quit thinking that drinking out of mason jars, sitting at tiny tables, and screaming over bad music is the way... more... - Eric from Bookmarklet
This "... And they need to quit thinking that drinking out of mason jars, sitting at tiny tables, and screaming over bad music is the way you’re supposed to eat. ..." - WarLord
Hipsters, Betsy. - Eric
(Sorry I deleted my comment, Eric. It seemed kinda dumb once I saw it posted.) - Betsy
The Ways in Which White People Talk Over Music - http://www.theawl.com/2014...
The Ways in Which White People Talk Over Music
"If you want to scream whiteness, almost nothing beats rap-talk-singing—that half-monotone half-melodic vocal technique you may recognize from the likes of Beck’s "Loser" or many recent commercials. These days, rap-talk-singing is typically parody in the vein of Sir Mix-A-Lot's famous "Baby Got Back" intro. (You know: "Becky, look at her butt. It is sooooo big. She looks like one of those rap guys' girlfriends.") It is not always clear when white people rap-talk-sing self-deprecatingly. Perhaps this is what happened to Taylor Swift, whose most recent single, "Shake It Off," is somewhere between a great Gap ad and a bad pop song." - Eric from Bookmarklet
Tangent: Since sprechstimme developed in German (quasi-)opera, isn't it then just a derivative of recitative? Seems weird to root it in Germanic culture rather than Romance culture. - Victor Ganata
I saw a music video where this was employed throughout the song. (The following link is not an endorsement: https://www.youtube.com/watch... ) - Andrew C (✔)
I think making a reference to something that these current pop pros have never heard of is a stretch (German opera?). It'd be more appropriate to root it in casual listening to Hip Hop and other recent white pop using the same methods and Hip Hop influenced producers employing the technique. - Eric
Padma Lakshmi: Boston Teamsters Attack ‘Top Chef’ Host & Crew - http://deadline.com/2014...
Padma Lakshmi: Boston Teamsters Attack ‘Top Chef’ Host & Crew
"Angry that the show had not signed a Teamsters contract and that the production hired local PA’s to drive cast and crew vehicles, the dozen or so picketers from Boston’s Teamsters Local 25 kept at it for hours, raining down racist, sexist and homophobic threats and slurs as staffers came to and left the set that summer day. Jenn Levy, Bravo’s SVP Production, wasn’t spared. Arriving at the restaurant in her black SUV, she soon found herself running a gauntlet of vitriol. “She got of her car in front of the location and quickly ran through the picket line,” a source said. “They were yelling, ‘You bitch! You slut! We’re gonna get you!’ It went on like that all day.”" - Eric from Bookmarklet
'Orange is the New Black' fight sparks new House Wikipedia ban - http://thehill.com/policy...
"The final straw came on Wednesday afternoon, when someone from the House edited the page for the Netflix hit show “Orange is the New Black” to change the characterization of an actor from “a real transgender woman” to “a real man pretending to be a woman.” Earlier this week, the account had been used to edit pages for “tranny” — a derogatory term for transgender people — as well as the annual festival Camp Trans and transphobia, the opposition to people who are trans. “An obvious transphobe is using this IP to edit the article on transphobia,” a Wikipedia user wrote earlier this month, urging administrators to block the account.  “I have no problem with Congressional staffers editing Wikipedia,” another user wrote regarding the person behind the changes. “I have a problem only with YOU vandalizing Wikipedia.”" - Eric from Bookmarklet
Wow I really thought the link was about to take me to satire. Geez. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I'm starting to wonder how long it is going to take for that sort of things to tweak the Ethics Committee into action. The more public this gets, the more times they get banned, the worse it looks. - Jennifer Dittrich
I've got BBQ ribs for lunch, because I'm weak.
and by weak you mean living right. - Big Joe Silence
Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - http://www.cjr.org/the_aud...
"Ferguson dominated the news the day I watched the most, Thursday (the day Obama spoke about it and the state police were brought in), but even here AJAM’s effort was notable. Its crew was in the thick of things to the point that Ash-har Quraishi, a Chicago-based reporter (the network boasts a dozen US bureaus), and his colleagues were teargassed. Joie Chen flew in from Washington to anchor the network’s flagship program, America Tonight, from Ferguson. But what was most notable was that the network stayed with the story, hour after hour, with standups well past 11pm, while competitors returned to regularly scheduled programming. That said, there was little new to report each hour. Current and former employees say resources are stretched thin and the latest layoffs didn’t help. One senses that the goal of maintaining a qualitative edge—one that is readily visible to a casual viewer—requires even more resources than are currently available. It’s expensive." - Eric from Bookmarklet
T.I.’s Open Letter About Ferguson And America - http://allhiphop.com/2014...
T.I.’s Open Letter About Ferguson And America
"How long can u continue to pass the buck & make excuses of why u can’t do today what should have been done yeste-year? Although I DO NOT support the negative responses & actions of my people in light of this tragedy….I WILL NOT condone your lack of effort to show any urgency to improve the treatment of our people, nor the living conditions in our communities. Your refusal to address these life altering issues makes events such as these seem inevitable." - Eric from Bookmarklet
Mississippi man shot after cross burning in yard - http://bigstory.ap.org/article...
Mississippi man shot after cross burning in yard
"A Mississippi sheriff says a man was beaten and shot two weeks after calling authorities to report a cross burning in his yard, and investigators are trying to determine whether the attack was prompted by people being upset that the man was visited by his mixed-race grandchildren." - Eric from Bookmarklet
""They called him some severe names and then they told him to leave and they chased him off his porch around his house and beat him with brass knuckles and then shot him with his own gun," Julie Wilson told the TV station." - John (bird whisperer)
How are you going to kick a man out of his own house and shoot him with his own gun? That's jacked up. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Awful. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
An uproarious, moving John Oliver is perfect on Ferguson - http://www.vox.com/xpress...
"Here's just a taste: "No one should ever be allowed to say there is no history of racial tension here, because that sentence has never been true anywhere on Earth."" - Eric from Bookmarklet
10 Reasons Why Talib Kweli Is Going To Ferguson - http://www.xxlmag.com/news...
10 Reasons Why Talib Kweli Is Going To Ferguson
"Talib Kweli, who is one of hip-hop’s outspoken figures, sent a number of tweets giving his perspective on Ferguson. He says that celebrities have spoken about Ferguson, but argues he has seen a few give “no accurate info” based on their inexperience in political education, so “they fall into the blaming the victim trap.” He continued, “Artists have traditionally been followers not leaders. We as a community have failed to demand more from our artists.” The Brooklyn MC then stated that Ferguson is a “legitimate boots on the ground movement. It is ground zero for us right now.” With all that said, he announced to his followers that he’ll be heading to Ferguson this Tuesday as a member of the community, not as a rapper or celebrity. He also followed with his reasons for going to Missouri." - Eric from Bookmarklet
Why tear gas is so painful — and why exposure is so hard to treat - http://www.vox.com/2014...
Why tear gas is so painful — and why exposure is so hard to treat
"A large number of people in Ferguson — including an eight year-old boy and a group of journalists — have suffered from these symptoms, and there are various photos showing them using a number of different remedies (such as milk and water) to treat tear-gas exposure. But the unfortunate truth is that effectively treating exposure to tear gas is very difficult, and the best protections and remedies are solely in the hands of medical professionals. Even worse, we still know virtually nothing about the gas' long-term effects." - Eric from Bookmarklet
Washington Post reporters have been arrested in two cities this year: Ferguson and Tehran - http://www.vox.com/2014...
Washington Post reporters have been arrested in two cities this year: Ferguson and Tehran
"Lowery is the second Post reporter to have been arrested in the past few months. The first was three weeks earlier and several thousand miles away in Tehran, the capital city of Iran. On July 22, plainclothes police stormed into the home of Washington Post Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaian to arrest him and his wife, who is also a journalist. As in Ferguson, no charges have been filed in Tehran." - Eric from Bookmarklet
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