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Here’s how my blog is changing and why I haven’t updated in over a year. - Graham English
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Picking up my Clavinet after having it repaired and restored. Woohoo!
Play me something! - Anika
It's going to take a while for the tuning to settle in. I'll probably have to keep retuning it for several weeks until the strings acclimate. After that, it's all Clavinet all the time! :) - Graham English
How long have you had it - Anika from iPod
Almost 15 years. We've played a lot of gigs together! - Graham English
can you play Superstition? :D - Big Joe Silence
Kind of. Stevie tracked about 6 different Clavinet parts. I only have two hands. - Graham English
Grow more hands, Graham! ;P - Anika
I just had to google Clavinet. Sweet i learned something new today i can go home now. - Steve C
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Holy crap! Just discovered Tal Wilkenfeld! http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Holy crap! Just discovered Tal Wilkenfeld! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VC02wGj5gPw
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she can shred. - Big Joe Silence
If you can find a version with better audio, I'd recommend it. Her bass isn't as clear as on the Netflix video I watched. Totally sick chops. - Graham English
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Read this Reuters headline real fast: http://www.reuters.com/article...
"Lawmakers pound public pensions, fear bailouts" - Graham English
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Got my work cut out for me. http://twitpic.com/3tw35z
Got my work cut out for me. http://twitpic.com/3tw35z
Damn. - Derrick
Dang. Where is this? - Betsy
Salem, MA. Round 1 is done. Sidewalks are clear but the car is still buried. Ugh. - Graham English
Alex Scrivener
Barbie even more unrealistic now than in 1990 « Feminist Philosophers - http://feministphilosophers.wo...
Barbie even more unrealistic now than in 1990 « Feminist Philosophers
Works for me! 90s Barbie was built like Lyle Alzado. - Ciaoenrico
Looks more like a real person to me. - Heather, 30k Camper
I was just looking at the girls Barbies the other day and was wondering why she wasnt as busty as I remembered as a child - furrworld
If anything, people should like this one more due to the fact that it isn't monster-implant busty. - ryan
Dare I say, she has shape? - Lola Bean (Penguin)
I'd do her. - Steve C
Awww, they gave her a booty. - Anika
If I had to compare either of them to real life naked girls, the newer Barbie wins. 90s Barbie doesn't look right. And why is 90s Barbie missing her head? - Graham English
I thought the newer Barbies were already reshaped to make feminists happy... or less angry, as the case may be. They widened her hips and made her breasts smaller years ago. Do they want to model her after a Denny's waitress now? Move on, sweet cakes! - Ciaoenrico
90s barbie looks like a 00s juicer gym freak dude - LANjackal
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Been fighting a cold since Thanksgiving and the flu all week. I had to give up Prince tickets this week because of it. Being sick sucks.
Oh, that does suck. I hope you feel better soon. - Anika
Sounds familiar. One thing to check into is that I thought I had a cold but after the cold what I had was some sort of nasal infection that seems very cold like. To get rid of that you use the sinus flush in a bottle thingy and then use a nasal spray to get rid of the infection. That did the job. But then of course I got another cold. But that might be something to look into. Hope you feel better. - Todd Hoff
Thanks! And I appreciate the advice. So far, my primary medicine has been back-to-back episodes of Community. Definitely cheered me up! - Graham English
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New Guitar Day! Gibson Les Paul Standard 2010 Limited http://wiki.grahamenglish.net/index...
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me likey! - Big Joe Silence
Robot tuners. Totally sick! - Graham English
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I'm at Halloween Carnival. http://foursquare.com/venue...
Jealous! I'm going up to Salem next Sunday to visit a friend, just a week too late! - Lola Bean (Penguin)
Last year was Epic because it wa Saturday and 70 degrees. It's quieter today but growing by the hour. Too bad you can't be here. - Graham English from iPhone
Steven Perez
Taking a break from the internet for a while. Found out a few minutes ago that Mom has thyroid cancer.
;( Sending good juju your way. - rowlikeagirl
*lean* Sorry to hear. In my thoughts and prayers. - Jonathan Hardesty
I'm sorry to hear this Steven. It goes without saying but I'll say it anyway, I'll be praying for her. - Jim is digging out.
Oh bunneh....I'm so sorry. - Just Mrs. V
so sorry to hear - Kevin Johnson
my dad went through thyroid cancer last year. *hug* - Big Joe Silence
I'm sorry, Steven. :-( - John (bird whisperer)
So sorry, Steven - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Sorry man. - Graham English
Sorry, Steven. Hope she comes through it well. - Kevin L
Aw, Bunneh. {{{{{{{{{BIG Hugs}}}}}}}}} - vicster: full-bodied
I'm so sorry! - Katy S
Sorry to hear it. - Derek Coward
Prayers & hugs for you and your mom, Steven... please let us know what you need from us when you're ready... - Lisa L. Seifert from Android
Sorry sp, all the best. - Eric - Watch Me Now from iPhone
So sorry Steven. Try your best to stay positive and pass that energy on to her whenever you can. - DJ Stevie Steve
*hugs* - Sparky, lurking
If you need anything, let us know. Strength and wishes! - Johnny
Sorry - Rodfather
Sorry to hear Steven. Best wishes. - ronin
Ohhh I am so sorry....best regards Steven....look forward to updates. - ᏓᏰ #team Monique
sorry to hear. prayers and positive wishes for a speedy recovery for her and a speedy return to FF for you. - Morgan
Oh, man, so sorry to hear that. :( - Jandy
Oh Steven, so sorry to hear this news. Prayers sent your way to mom, family, and the doctors who will be treating her. - Janet
Sorry Steven. Prayers for you and your mom - Hedgehog
Wow thats aweful...I am so sorry to hear this - furrworld
Steven - I am so sorry. Best wishes to your mom and I hope she gets through this. - Martha
So sorry, Steven. - Micah
:( Sucks. So sorry Steven. - Roberto Bonini from iPhone
Oh, Steven, I'm so sorry. I will keep you, your mom and your family in my thoughts and prayers. - Maria Niles
*hug* :( - Lola Bean (Penguin) from fftogo
So sorry Steven. *hugs* - Heather, 30k Camper
I'm sorry to hear that, Steven. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers. - Jennifer Dittrich
That's terrible. Don't hesitate to ask if you need anything. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
So sorry :( You and your family are in my thoughts. - adf
((hugs)) to you and your family, Steven. Please let us know if there is any help you need. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I'm sorry to hear about that, Steven. You and your mom are in my thoughts. *hugs* - Lindsay
Steven, I'm so sorry to hear this. All my best to you and your family. - Ha3rvey (on hiatus)
I'm so sorry Steven. - Yolanda
((hugs)) and prayers for you and your family. - Anne Bouey
*love and hugs* - Michael W. May
Thanks, guys. The mass is malignant, so an operation is called for. She's going to go under the knife to remove her thyroid soon. The doctor thinks her chances are good, even though he estimates that the mass has been there for at least a decade. - Steven Perez
I'm sorry Steven. :( Hope she gets better soon! :( - AJ Batac
My grandfather just had this done a couple months ago, basically the same thing other than he hadn't had it for that long. He is doing fine now though he has to take those hormones now. - Lindsay
That's what the doctor has said, as well, Lindsay. Here's hoping. - Steven Perez
Steven - my mom was diagnosed with thyroid cancer when she was about 25. She had the surgery to remove her thyroid, and she's now 70 and going strong. I bet your mom will do great! - Katy S
*hugs* I'm sorry Steven. My best hopes for a full and quick recovery. - Pixie
That's what I'm going to believe, Steven!! Looking forward to hearing your good report after her surgery. :-) - Lisa L. Seifert
Thoughts and prayers to you and your family, Bunneh! - Mary Carmen
Very sorry to hear that. Hope she has good docs. Don't know about that kind in particular, but do know there have been huge advances in treatments for many types. I hope hers is one of them. Hope you are able to be close to her and help her through it. - Patrick Jordan
Our thoughts are with you {{hugs}}. - Michael R. Bernstein
(((Bunneh))). Your Mom will be in my prayers. - Jenny from Android
Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear it! In my thoughts *hugs* - Marissa
So sorry. FWIW, thyroid is usually one of the more curable kinds - and even when it's difficult, I believe people live with it a very long time as a chronic thing. Doesn't make it fun, though. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
I hope she will get well soon. - Burçak Çubukçu from Android
Wishing your mom all the best, Steven. - Derrick
Hope your mom gets well fast. - imabonehead
I am sorry to hear that. All the best. - Iván Abrego
Sending good thoughts to you and your family. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I'm so sorry to hear that, Steven. She will be in my prayers. - David Cook
I'm sorry Steven. We'll be keeping you and your mom in our thoughts up here Austin-way. - Marty
(((Steven))) - felicious
I'm so sorry to hear Steven. - MoTO Moca Blend
I'm sorry. - Betsy
So sorry and sending lotsa good thoughts your way...these are always such hard news times. Stay strong for yourself and your family. - Marge LW
Graham English
Celtics bring back Delonte West - http://www.boston.com/sports...
'"It was difficult when we traded Delonte," Ainge said. "It wasn't easy. We liked him. He was well-received by our fans, by our coaches and well-received by our teammates because he's a guy who gives all he's got every night. Delonte's had some challenges off the court and I feel that right now that some of those challenges have given him some pretty serious wake-up calls. I think he's... more... - Rodfather
Oh Snap! - Graham English from email
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Glad I don't have to follow some lame live blog for this Apple event. The streaming looks sweet. Hope it's robust.
Lost the feed just when he was announcing Ping. - Graham English
I actually like the liveblogs better than the event. People talk too slowly. - Wirehead
But they can't report the information any faster than Jobs presents it. - Graham English
Andrew Trinh
It's great having service icons removed from the posts, that way we focus more on the content rather than the source of the information. That way users won't ignore certain services subconsciously because they've noticed a service icon, rather users ignore a post because it's just not interesting.
Would be nice to have a simple way to sort/filter posts by services though. - Andrew Trinh
Exactly :D - Johnny
I hadn't anticipated it, but it seems so evident now. - Micah
Some how I think people's hidden filters should be reset just because it's a new way to see FriendFeed. Before people probably just hid all these services because one person kept flooding it. - Andrew Trinh
I never liked how FF posts get more activity than posts from other services. I always saw FF as meta to all the services you can import so why should it matter if an item was shared on Google Reader or posted directly to FF. The other trend I don't like to see is people ripping off Reddit or Digg by copying and pasting the headline and linking directly to the article, giving no credit to the original. - Graham English
For me it helps sort whether content is likely to be original or shared. Now I still look for that first, and it just wastes my time, having to find it amongst the rest of the text. - Pixie
What difference does it make if the content is original or shared? If it is interesting and brings about a discussion or enlightens another user then it has served its purpose. - Andrew Trinh
Of course original content (and the conversations around it) matters... it's FriendFeed, not DataFeed. Stuff like Digg bugs me because it's several clicks to get to the meat, just to see if it's interesting enough to talk about. Also, I may not care about person X's tweets, but I may care about their last.fm (for example). Service identification and discrimination is valid for many and varied reasons. - Tinfoil 2.0
It depends on what your purpose is, Andrew. Mine is to usually get to know individuals better. - Pixie
I never said you can't ignore a particular service, that's what the hide is for. But let the users see the information first without any bias and then let them decide. - Andrew Trinh
Alix, if your purpose is to get to know the individual better then you deserve every right to hide feeds of a user because of which services they use more. But don't let the same bias affect posts by other users, hide it for once and not for all. If after you've considered it that you may not like tweets overall hide it, you don't need to see a service icon to see that. - Andrew Trinh
Isn't the service part of the information? - Andy Bakun
Andrew, it's attention prioritization. Especially in a faster-moving realtime page, with user avatars and service icons (like the old realtime feed) I can instantly hone in on where to focus my attention, before I even start reading any titles, comments, or other text. - Tinfoil 2.0
Actually, there is a great risk of people being unfairly labeled as moronic without the icons, if their posts make little sense, as is the case with a lot of stuff from twitter. I can excuse moronic posts from twitter if I immediately know that's where they are from. Without the icons, I can't really do that. That means everyone I follow has to be a twitter poet, or I might mistaken them for idiots. - April Russo
But the service has never disappeared, under each post it still states where each post originates from it's just not the main focus any more. The question is, if you have to filter out so much of your feed that you need icons to see which ones to read why do you have it shown in the first place? - Andrew Trinh
I don't ignore or hide based on service. The icon just often tells me in an instant if this is something the person created or something they think is worth sharing. I never felt the icon was the focus, just an organizational tool. - Pixie
Andrew, I think you might be misunderstanding something, The service icons have informational content themselves, allowing certain types of information to be given greater or lesser or just different weight from the rest. So instead of "allowing people to focus on the content itself" it forces you to focus on all the content equally, which is clearly inappropriate. Twitter posts are different than delicious items which are different than blog posts which are different than things shared directly. - Mr. Gunn
Exactly. I agree with Mr Gunn. Now we have less information than we had before. - Chris Loft
Andrew, agree with you. #betakoltag-ob - Kol Tregaskes
The service icons represent in part the information that is being presented and how/what services that information was found. Without those it makes it more difficult to tie the information together. Plus those little icons are cute. :) - sofarsoShawn
Also the service icons are a way of filtering the information, for example: by clicking on a user's stumbledupon icon all their sites fall into a nice column which is FAR simpler then the complex filtering system in the beta - sofarsoShawn
I have noticed that Friend Feed users are more likely to respond to a post based on the person doing the posting not what service it is rolling out of. - Tony C (Unrated)
I think there is an important point here that I've made on other items. I think there are two qualitatively different modes of using friendfeed. One is person-centric, similar to friendfeed or Twitter. People interested in what a specific person has to say. The other is content centric, the person is secondary to the content they are bringing in or promoting. My guess is that the content-centric viewers do a lot of filtering based on the source of the information, as well as the people it is coming through - Cameron Neylon
Also that the research community (e.g. Life Scientists rooms and others) are more content centric than the general user community. I would think the UI can support both modes of use with a few display options (do don't display service icons, using filtering over service type/number of comments/liks etc.) - Cameron Neylon
That's a good point, Cameron, and considering that the Life Scientists room has over 700 members, one would think their collective opinion would carry some weight. - Mr. Gunn
Just loaded the stylish scripts that remove the personal icons and put back the service icons (HT to Neil Saunders) so I'm happy now. - Cameron Neylon
That may be true, but I still miss the icons :'( - stanjourdan
I appreciate the help, but I'm on chrome ! - stanjourdan
I'll cast a vote in favour of showing service icons whereever they plausibly make sense. - Karl Knechtel
I ignore certain icons too especially when it's the source of most of the content that I find to be boring. Makes sense to me. - Corvida
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
I always was a fan of the service icons. I still run the old school realtime FF in the Firefox sidebar, so I get my service icon fix that way ;) - Tinfoil 2.0
My (and chrisofspades) service icons script still works (in Firefox) too. :) - Micah
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Apple-supported H.264 standard gains free license for Internet video use - http://www.pheedcontent.com/click...
"End users" means people who watch the video, right? So if you create or edit a video, you may owe royalties for encoding it. - Bruce Lewis
Good point. I'm not sure. - Graham English
Hutch Carpenter
Anyone else seeing a spurt of new Identica followers last couple days?
If two counts as a spurt, then yes. - Jim is digging out.
I've suddely gotten a few follows. I'm completely inactive there. Odd (or spammers?) - Micah from iPhone
Spammers as far as I can tell. - Eric - Watch Me Now
I've gotten a few. I forgot all about it. - Graham English
Yep, I've gotten three or four. - Steve Lowe
4 for me. What's up there? Like there's an underground movement or something. - Hutch Carpenter
Yep. Only one, but I haven't heard of the site in so long that even one is a spurt. - Brad @ The Next Web from Android
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U.S. Soldiers Punished for Not Attending Christian Concert - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-r...
That is fucked up. - Spidra Webster
Big time. That shit gets my blood boiling. - Graham English
Wow...not surprised at all, given what's happened in the past in places like the Air Force Academy, but still...wow. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
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Tired of Buying Extra Plane Tickets For Your Instruments? Sign This AFM Petition - http://weallmakemusic.com/tired-o...
When you follow the link through to the AFM site, I cannot see where the actual petition is posted. If that's true, you're being asked to sign something you can't read the full text of. - Spidra Webster
The link is the word "petition." But here it is for you: http://www.afm.org/departm... - Graham English
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Seeing Inception. Finally. (@ CinemaSalem) http://foursquare.com/venue...
...good thing, you may have become an old man, full of regret, waiting to die alone.... (once you see the movie, you'll understand—.LOLz!) - .LAG liked that
Awesome! Definitely have to watch that again! - Graham English
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Shaq is Signing With Boston - http://www.celticsblog.com/2010...
Holy Crap! - Graham English
wait, so he's their new singer? - Big Joe Silence
*dead* - Spidra Webster
*curtsies* - Big Joe Silence
[coughs] - Akiva
It is sad that it's so surprising to see a veteran star willing to accept the minimum salary to continue doing something they love. - Blank of Two Blanks
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Anyone have advice on traveling by plane with a guitar?
take requests from the other passengers ;) - Starmama
The SKB-style guitar cases give you the best protection. - Micah
Don't travel United: http://www.youtube.com/watch... - Nathalie
checking it or carry-on? - Big Joe Silence
Actually, I think United is probably the safest bet now. They lost millions of dollars in stock after that PR disaster. - Graham English
@Starmama dreamin' LOL - Graham English
@Joe Silence Carry-on. I know I can get it though security. I just want to keep it with me. - Graham English
I found this TSA advice: http://www.tsa.gov/travele... and this letter between the U.S. Department of Transportation assistant security administrator and AFM president: http://www.indie-music.com/downloa... - Graham English
When walking with the guitar case, try to do so in slow-motion, carrying the case in a way that implies that you are about to drop it down, open it, and whip out 2 massive machine guns, ready to mow everyone down in a hail of bitter lead....Oh, wait... that's a bad idea.....I think I've been watching the Mariachi Trilogy of films too often..... - Morgan
LOL I should do exactly that except pack the guitar case with kittens. - Graham English
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My new ES-335 together with my Hummingbird. I'm pretty excited!
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sweet! - Big Joe Silence
It's a 50th anniversary 1960 custom shop. I can't put it down! - Graham English
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What are your favorite lyrics from a song? - http://polastre.tumblr.com/post...
"I do as I please, now I'm on my knees; your skin is something that I stir into my tea. And I am watching you, and you are starry, starry, starry." - Lola Bean (Penguin)
Tough one, here's my favorite from today: "I watch my back, and watch my step, and I might forgive but I do not forget." - Lo
"Fuck You, Lakers" - It's a song I just wrote tonight - Graham English
Sorry. :( - Graham English
"I slay all suckers who perpetrate, and lay down law from state to state" -Run-DMC - Eric - Watch Me Now
'You know this isn't the first time; in fact, this is twice in a row; that the angels have slipped through our landslide and filled up our garden with snow.' - Akiva
"I wish I could buy back, the woman you stole" - RAPatton from iPhone
"Step out the front door like a ghost into the fog where no one notices the contrast of white on white." - Jenny
"Difficult takes a day. Impossible takes a week." - Jay-Z - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Don't think twice, it's all right. - Bob Dylan - Graham English
Lie to me and tell me everything is all right Lie to me and tell me that you'll stay here tonight Tell me that you'll never leave Oh, and I'll just try to make believe That everything, everything your telling me is true Come on baby won't you just Lie to me, go ahead and lie to me - WarLord
"The rhythm of her conversation. The perfection of her creation. The sex she slipped into my coffee. The way she felt when she first saw me." - Just Mrs. V
"Life is what you make it/ Face it man it's on you/ Where you going go in life 'n' exactly what your goin do/ These words are so true/ I'm going through some changes lately/ Deaths have made me strong/ Obstacles no they can't break me/ So don't mistake me/ You can hate me, you can love me, y'all but I'm just like you/ Hoping the good'll happen to me, dawg/ It could be long, man it could... more... - Not Me
this is just one song i still can't get out of my head: "Who Not Me" from Ludacris... "Now if a bad b@@@@ wants d@@@, then it's d@@@ I give her Ludacris n@@@@, I stand and deliver Neva back down, won't shake nor shiver F@@@ with me and get found in the Chattahoochee River This 7 inch shank, will put a stop to his ticker But shoties to the body make him drop much quicker Yeah I appear to... more... - docrivs
She asked me if I... I told her the truth, I said "I'm sorry it takes me longer than you" She smiled and blushed and continued to grind and promised to make me go out of my mind. Returning her promise she came to a halt. Licking my lips I tasted her salt. Then she sat up and gasped and clutched at her breast. I thought she was coming- I'd never have guessed that as she grew pale, as white as a flower she collapsed to the floor and was dead in an hour. - London After Midnight "Your Best Nightnare" - April Russo
"Check out Guitar George, he know all the chords, and Harry, he can play the honky-tonk like anything" from The Sultans of Swing by Dire Straits. - Erik Retallick
young boy in the market // sees the girl alone // and asks her // 'have you lost your way home?' // she sings // 'you say the most beautiful things, just like my violins' - conjure one, center of the sun - Steven Perez
"Someone stole my shoes, but there's a couple of bananas and a bottle of booze..." - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
"calling Elvis -- is anybody home?" - непростые коротышки
"...turn around bitch, i've got a use for you. and besides, you got nothing better to do. and i'm bored...' - Morgan
Bob Dylan - Don't think twice, it's all right. - buger
He looked beneath his shirt today, to see a wound in his flesh so deep and wide. From the wound a lovely flower grew, from somewhere deep inside. He turned around to face his mother, to show her the wound in his flesh that burned like a brand. But the sword that cut him open, was the sword in his mother's hand. Sting - Kelly W.
"You're pregnant | With all this space | With honey | But I lost my taste" - Artist: Deftones - Album: White Pony - Track: Elite - LANjackal
"Release me from this need I have of me..." 'A Better Place' - VAST - Hookuh Tinypants
@tinypants: I just listened to their self-titled release this week, how coincidental - LANjackal
<3 LAN...VAST is one of my all-time faves (though their more recent stuff leaves me a little lukewarm) - Hookuh Tinypants
'it's not going to stop. until you wise up. no it's not going to stop. so just give up. - Morgan
"It takes fifty dollars to make me holler; I get PAID to do the Wild Thing!" ... or was it "I'm hot, sticky sweet, from my head, to my feet, yeah!" .... No, indeed. I'M NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP. - Ordinarybug Heather
Winter Love by Robyn Hitchcock. OR "Little old lady got mutilated late last night" - Werewolves of London - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Oh, m9m, I LOVE that line from Werewolves of London! :-D - Ordinarybug Heather
Oh I watch you there through the window and I stare / At you, wear nothing but you wear it so well / Tied up and twisted the way I'd like to be / For you, for me, come crash into me - Crash Into Me, Dave Matthews Band - Arlan K.
It's late and I'm feeling so tired having trouble sleeping. This constant compromise between thinking and breathing. - Trish Haley
Why.... why do you act so stupid? Why.... you know that I'm always right. - Trish Haley
Don't walk out I'm to drunk to follow........Tom Petty - VALZ SCARLETTS MAMA
[More seriously] Moody Blues, Question: Between the silence of the mountains And the crashing of the sea There lies a land I once lived in And she's waiting there for me. But in the grey of the morning My mind becomes confused Between the dead and the sleeping And the road that I must choose. // Now THAT is poetry. - Ordinarybug Heather
Then she’ll carelessly cut you And laugh while you’re bleedin’ - Billy Joel (Always a Woman) - Nathalie
"Through this new frame of mind/A thousand flowers could bloom." - Portishead - Derrick
You taught me what I don't need / and I thank you for that - Sister Hazel - Sally - Skyrimmin' It
Mother can't you see/ I've got to live my life the way I feel/ is right for me/Might not be right for you/ but it's right for me - Sarah McLachlan, "Elsewhere" - Corinne L
When I was a child I had a fever My hands felt just like two balloons Now I've got that feeling once again I can't explain you would not understand This is not how I am I have become comfortably numb - Pink Floyd - Friar Will
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Unofficial 2010 NBA Finals [GAME 7] Thread - Celtics vs. Lakers: post your reactions, rants, raves and non-sequiturs on the 2010 Playoffs here (http://www.nba.com/finals2...):
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CELTICS! - Rodfather
Big Baby look hongry - Rodfather
Yay! Thanks, for the new thread. It smells summer fresh! - Anika
Nice. Thanks .LAG. Celtics looking like they want it more right now. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
...I had to make room, lots of Laker fans... suddenly emerging <wink /> - .LAG liked that
Celtics defense looks STIFLING! They held the Lakers to a pathetic 14 POINTS! - .LAG liked that
I'm glad they're letting them play tonight. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Gotta hit free throws. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Ron Deetest! - .LAG liked that
Celtics aren't playing at frenetically as they were last game. That's good. I hope they keep solid and hit those 3s more. - Anika
Faboo Mama is a Celtics fan? - .LAG liked that
How can George Lopez be at the game, and also shooting his nightly show? Just askin... - .LAG liked that
Lakers can't hit their treys right now... - .LAG liked that
Faboo Mama is an anti-Laker fan. Unless it's the Knicks. Then I'll root for the Lakers. Maybe. - Anika
Nice come back. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Laker 9-0 run ties the game 23-ALL, 2Q, 8:06 - .LAG liked that
Nice try Jack Nicholson...he wasn't gonna catch 7-feet of sweaty, angry Big Ticket! - .LAG liked that
Ron Deetest!!!!! - .LAG liked that
Rondo!!!! - .LAG liked that
Ray Allen can't hit his 3-pointers any more, after breaking the Finals record in Game 2 - .LAG liked that
Man if Kobe had hit that shot after sliding on the floor Staples Center would have exploded. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Crap on a stick! My feed keeps going out! Last I saw they were tied. What's the score now? - Anika
Tied! - .LAG liked that
take ray ray out - Rodfather
Neither team is shooting well. Very ugly game so far but I guess that's to be expected. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Ron Deetest brought his A-Game tonight! - .LAG liked that
I am sooooo sick of Ron Artest actually playing basketball. WTH? He just woke up these last few games. - Anika
lakers are shooting bad but still right there - Rodfather
...this game is COMPETITIVE!!! whoever wins this game is gonna earn it! - .LAG liked that
Ron Ron has more points than Kobe right now. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Lakers are close to having a couple of key players in foul trouble... - .LAG liked that
Love how the refs are letting them play tonight - .LAG liked that
Reset: Celtics 31, Lakers 29, 2Q, 2:48—it's a good chance neither of these teams will score 40 points... in a HALF!!! - .LAG liked that
Even if the Celtics lose, they should get props for taking this to a game 7 and they are showing heart out there tonight. - Anika
What's Usher doing? - .LAG liked that
Who's that girl with Leo DiCaprio? - .LAG liked that
'Sheed is ballin' tonight. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Kobe needs to wake up... and yeah, Sheed's giving great minutes tonight - .LAG liked that
There are 10 men on the floor, I'm not trying to look at the people in stands! - Anika
let them play - Rodfather
...just like that: Celtics 38, Lakers 31, 2Q, 1:22 - .LAG liked that
If Ron Artest is your leading scorer it's going to be a long night. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
it's still close though - Rodfather
Poor Aaron Morrisson. All he can do is sit there and look at this tie. Nice tie though. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Michael Rapaport just checked in the game. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
...is that true, going back to Bill Russell/Jerry West days, through Magic/Bird days, to now: Lakers have never beaten Celtics in a Game 7? - .LAG liked that
And there he goes. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Yep it's true. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
LOL Who was that? Scalabrine? He got like 12 seconds of play? - Anika
He gets to tell his grand kids he "played" in game 7 of the NBA Finals. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Scalebrine for the "All Name" team! - .LAG liked that
Impressed with the Celtics resolve in this game, but they need to stop turning the ball over and grab some defensive boards! - Shey
Celtics look like the hungrier team... they want this! I think Paul Pierce will dominate the second half! - .LAG liked that
If Pau and Kobe don't kick it in gear the Lakers are gonna have a hard time winning. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Yep. Celts definitely look hungrier. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
+1 Scalebrine = Rappaport - .LAG liked that
Anyone here ready to count out the Lakers? They've played horribly, Kobe and Gasol are a combined 6-for-26 from the floor, and yet it's only a 6-point game, 40-34 at halftime - .LAG liked that
Nah. Kobe's gonna come out hot. I just hope he doesn't try to do too much. Pau will pick it up too. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Kobe is definitely going to try and light it up in the 3rd. But if the Celtics keep playing him like this, they may weather the storm. But they gotta rebound defensively - Shey
Wow... John Barry, sitting next to Magic, saying that rings don't matter and that Kobe is creeping up on Michael Jordan... awkward - .LAG liked that
Not counting the Lakers out but this is starting to feel like the Celtics night. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Rondo! - Rodfather
Lakers look uninterested - Rodfather
It's [early in] the third quarter and the Lakers have 36 points? Really? - Andrew C (✔)
Celtics are winning all the hustle plays. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
13pt. lead? Even not watching in HD, I'll take that. Let's hope it holds! - Anika
I'm all for letting them play but it looks like Kobe is getting mugged out there at times. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
It's time for Kobe to start heating up! - .LAG liked that
Rondo just broke Pau's ankles. Gave him a case of the rubber legs. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
...and then Pau answered - .LAG liked that
...and then Big Ticket said something - .LAG liked that
Shots starting to drop for the Lakers. Now they gotta get stops. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Odom... he's the key. - .LAG liked that
How awesome would it be to be there. Listen to that crowd. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Lakers are showing up now. I don't really like that. - Anika
...Celtics D has been unbelievable tonight - .LAG liked that
ooo it's a game now - Rodfather
Paging Ray Allen. Paging Ray Allen. Please report to the basketball court. Your teammates are wondering where you're at. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Why does Andy Garcia look like Luigi? - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Paul! Pierce! - .LAG liked that
*dead* at Luigi - Derrick
Andy Garcia has to be acting... that 'stache is ridiculous - .LAG liked that
Sheed! - .LAG liked that
Wallace has been going glass all night. His credit is good at the bank. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
I'm sooooo hating on Gasol tonight. - Anika
there are no easy points tonight, these guys are so competitive - .LAG liked that
You can say that again. - Graham English
It's nice that Kobe is trying to dish to teammates but he has a bunch of turnovers tonight on missed passes off of drives. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
...so competitive - .LAG liked that
Odom... he's the key - .LAG liked that
Odom is making the difference here in the 3rd. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Scalabrine looks so confused. You want me to go in again coach? - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Scalebrine!!!! --Doc Rivers - .LAG liked that
And there he goes. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
rapaport is going to win it for them. You'll see - Rodfather
^^^That would be great basketball. - Anika
Scalebrine's official minutes played total: 51 seconds. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
i'm not Rappaport! —Brian Scalebrine - .LAG liked that
Scalebrine's gonna get a trillion? - Andrew C (✔)
...worth every penny. i think. - .LAG liked that
Doris Burke is a good courtside reporter - .LAG liked that
Pau! POW! - .LAG liked that
Yeah she is. She's the only one Kobe gives real answers to. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Lakers have missed 8 FTs, trail game, 57-55, 4Q, 11:20 - .LAG liked that
Kobe is shooting 5-for-21 from the floor, in an 57-55 game—his coldness, is it the difference? - .LAG liked that
Kobe...what was that? - .LAG liked that
Gasol is giving the Lakers something on the glass - .LAG liked that
Kobe's performance is a real head scratcher. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Mark Jackson, ABC Sports color analyst: "If you're going to back off of Rondo, you can't front the post!" Got it? - .LAG liked that
Was that last 5 min. the longest time 2 teams went without scoring? - Anika
...in this game, scoring is overrated - .LAG liked that
NINE. MINUTES. LEFT. - .LAG liked that
Yes Yes Y'all, go Celtics! - Eric - Watch Me Now
Fisher's not coming back, is he? - Anika
Doc Rivers is a great motivator... from what I've seen of his coaching - .LAG liked that
Who would have thought that with 9 minutes left in the 4th Quarter Ron Artest would have more points than Kobe Bryant? - DB, Lil LB's Dad
This is way too stressful for me. It's a one point game! - Anika
Uh oh. Mini Mamba stare there from Kobe. Y'all know what that means. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
reset: Boston 61, LA 58, Q4, 7:45 - .LAG liked that
Ron DeeTest...and 1 - .LAG liked that
Gah, I foresaw this back in the 2nd. >.< - Lola Bean (Penguin)
All tied 61-ALL, Q4, 7:13 - .LAG liked that
Come on Kobe. You know that was a foul. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Ray Allen's first FT miss! - .LAG liked that
Love how the refs are calling this game - .LAG liked that
Sheed.... don't get a T - .LAG liked that
Gotta go right back at 'Sheed. Get that last foul. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Missed free throws gonna come back to haunt them. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Bos 64, LA 61 - .LAG liked that
BANG!!!!!!!!! - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Derrick! Fisher! Trey! 64-ALL - .LAG liked that
I <<<<<<<<3 THIS game! (not all NBA games, just THIS one!) - .LAG liked that
Ì missed it, but heard my neighborhood cheering, so it must have been good for the Lakers. - Anika
All Fisher does is hit big shots. Somewhere Robert Horry is saying "I taught him that." - DB, Lil LB's Dad
these last 6 minutes could be epic! DVRs set to 'record'!!! - .LAG liked that
Doc Rivers, great motivator - .LAG liked that
This is great. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
...you must have a loud neighborhood Anika—.LOLz! - .LAG liked that
this just in: Lakers LEAD!!!! - .LAG liked that
Uh. Oh. They done messed up now. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
game reset: Lakers 68, Celtics 64, Q4, 5:21 - .LAG liked that
Oh this is some crap. Is there some reality show I can watch now? LOL - Anika
It's KOBE TIME... the ball should be in his hands every possession 'til this game ends - .LAG liked that
Sports is reality TV! - .LAG liked that
Can you imagine if this goes to OT? That would be awesome. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
I meant fake triflin' crap. I don't think I can handle the parade of Lakers fans tonight. I may have to turn on my sprinklers. - Anika
....so I was right, Celtics have never lost a Game 7 to the Lakers, all four previous wins were for NBA championships... this could be an historic night! - .LAG liked that
Pau is a good FT shooter. All his misses tonight are out of character. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Score? - SAM
reset, after a 9-0 Laker run, LA 70, BOS 64, Q4, 4:00 - .LAG liked that
Ah here you guys are. CELTICS! - Steele Lawman
Paul Pierce! LA 70-66 - .LAG liked that
We have a Paul Pierce sighting. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
no one is really in foul trouble, except Sheed with 5 - .LAG liked that
missed FTs! - .LAG liked that
Another miss. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Pau got caught in no man's land. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
LA 71, Bos 68, Q4, 2:47—5 fouls on Big Ticket - .LAG liked that
Gotta make these. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
More FTs for the Lakers - .LAG liked that
Look at Pau's arms. Dude's battered and bruised. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
reset: LA 74, Bos 68, Q4, 2:14 - .LAG liked that
crunch time - .LAG liked that
Odom! no - .LAG liked that
Why is Odom taking 3 pointers? - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Gasol!!!!!! - .LAG liked that
Pau has a Big Baby moment there in the replay. minus the slobber. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
oh my goodness, gasol over THREE defenders! HUGE! - Chieze Okoye
It is almost over now. - Faraz Mullick
I reiterate my statement above: I hate Gasol. =) - Anika
'Sheeeeeeed! - DB, Lil LB's Dad
SHEEEED!! - .LAG liked that
wallace? WTF?? - Chieze Okoye
Holy freaking smoke! - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Ron DeeTest—trey! - .LAG liked that
oh oh oh oh oh - Eric - Watch Me Now
Ray Allen—trey! - .LAG liked that
Peace out Sheed. Great game dude. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
this is nuts. Absolutely nuts. - Chieze Okoye
I wish football was this exciting. =P #worldcup - Faraz Mullick
RONDO!!! TREY!! - .LAG liked that
This is such a great game. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
RONDO BOYYYY - Lola Bean (Penguin)
game reset: LA 81, BOS 79, Q4, 13.0 seconds, Laker possession - .LAG liked that
They should show this 4th quarter as an instant classic. Forget the rest of the game. Just the 4th quarter. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Sasha with some big FTs - .LAG liked that
strong like bull - .LAG liked that
Borat.With ice in his veins. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Vujacic is f'ing clutch!! - Chieze Okoye
these last 11.7 seconds is what these guys have played for their whole life - .LAG liked that
LAKERS!!!!!!! - .LAG liked that
Kobe looks so relieved. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Done and dusted! - Faraz Mullick
Damn. Good game. - Steele Lawman
Pau's like this is my reward for all those years with the Grizzlies. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Lakers. New dynasty? - DB, Lil LB's Dad
I'm happy for Kove - .LAG liked that
OK, Artest just thanked his psychiatrist. That's fucking awesome. - Steele Lawman
Ron DeeTest... NBA Champeen! - .LAG liked that
....admitting you have a shrink is awesome - .LAG liked that
Magic: 5 rings. Kobe: 5 rings. whos's the better fLaker? - .LAG liked that
Ask me when Kobe has 6. - Eric - Watch Me Now
Good job Lakers. - Rodfather
She really helped him relax. *dying all over again* - Anika
Kobe's got his whole family up on stage. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
I love that Artest is the hero. Props to the crazy mofos - Rodfather
wow! Jerry Buss - .LAG liked that
Kobe gets the MVP award, he earned it! - .LAG liked that
The Spaniard. I love it. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
haha, yeah, I thought that was awesome - Chieze Okoye
yeah, that "Spaniard" line popped out to me too, but I think all these pro sports guys are fans of the movie "Gladiator"... Russell Crowe's "Spaniard" was a destroyer and a winner - .LAG liked that
Congratulations to the Los Angeles Lakers! a well-played, well-earned championship - .LAG liked that
~C4Chaos
in LA right now, so i'm rooting for Lakers. i'm flexible like that.
^LOL - Anika
Jason Toney
What I'm seeing from the Lakers at the moment: Less hustle. Less energy. Doubt. Let's Go!
Unfortunately, Lakers can turn on a dime. #BeatLA - Graham English
Graham English
Who else is rehearsing their winning/losing status updates? #NBA
LOL I think I'll just go with a series of appropriate emoticons. - Lola Bean (Penguin)
hahaha - Graham English
Graham English
What's everyone drinking tonight? I'm having a Corona/lime per quarter and if we win... I'm streaking the neighborhood.
Heineken, soon to be either Cosmo slushies or wine. - Anika
Milk! About to pour something strong. Figured I'd see how the game started, then decide what to drink... - Lola Bean (Penguin)
I would have started earlier because of the nerves but I wanted to be coherent for the game. - Graham English
The norm, Capt Morgan and Coke - Shannon - GlassMistress
Graham English
What The Funk?! RIP Gary Shider! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Oh wow. RIP Gary! - Anika
I've been playing along with him a lot the past few weeks. Damn! - Graham English
Graham English
Good luck buying an iPhone and tweeting it today.
I've tried several times and Apple.com is giving me errors. I went to complain on Twitter, but it was down. Modern Times. - Graham English
Rahsheen
Someone help me feel worried about my privacy...cuz I'm not. What am I missing that may help me feel more concerned about all that's been going on with Facebook, Twitter, and Google?
Feel free to drop links to insightful articles and what have you. - Rahsheen
Facebook seems to be the one taking "privacy" to a new level simply because they want to corner the market on real time informaiton. he who controls the info controls the climate of the world - DryerBuzz
I don't see a Twitter problem unless someone at Twitter decides one day to just make every protected account public without any advance notice. That's basically what FB did, they did it without letting people know ahead of time (so they could delete 'those' photos and status updates), and they haven't offered a believable explanation why they did it the way they did. - John Craft
"facebook's approach was "you'll get over it," and *that* is really the problem." - Bingo. - John Craft
My biggest concern, particularly with facebook, is the sharing of connected info - friends of friends stuff. I may choose to make information public that those who are connected to me do not. I worry about my responsibility to lockdown my account because I don't want to expose my young family members and less net savvy friends. And I'm pissed that facebook makes it essentially... more... - Maria Niles
seems that your biggest problem, tiffany, is having a douche for a friend. they don't need facebook to post a picture on the internet with your name on it. Many of the the pictures that show up when i'm googled aren't linked to pages I have any control over. - Richard Lawler
I suppose my outlook is different. If there is really stuff I don't want public, I don't post it. I don't rely on the services I use to protect me from myself. Also, while it sucks for those who got got, being pissed at a service for reorganizing your data in a way you didn't expect doesn't make any sense. See Buzz and Facebook's original newsfeed changes. Still trying to see a different perspective, but still don't get it. - Rahsheen
Not everybody wants online privacy, but those who want privacy and think they're getting it should get it. - Bruce Lewis
Rah, it's not mere UI reorganization. It's like FB said "Here's our phone service. You can choose to call friend-to-friend. You can also choose to call on a party line. It's up to you and it's easy to set that setting." Then they changed their mind, and took some of the calls you chose to be friend-to-friend and took money from anyone who wanted to tap your phone call. And they didn't... more... - Spidra Webster
Seems to me like most of this privacy outrage is because stuff that was kinda buried was suddenly made easier to locate, not suddenly made accessible when it previously was not. It does sound mean, but to assume your privacy is safe when you store your junk in some stranger's trunk seems odd to me, especially since this privacy is not even guaranteed in a TOS or anything. As far as the phone analogy, me and most folks I know don't touch directly on certain topics on phones...period. - Rahsheen
Right. But I'll bet you'd discuss sexual infidelities with a friend on the phone, thinking it's just between you and him/her. But you wouldn't discuss that same info with your partner or your mother or someone else. It's not that you think "it's the phone so I won't discuss anything private at all on the phone". It's that you pick and choose who you share what with. That was what... more... - Spidra Webster
I don't get it either but then I am prior military - I am used to living in a fishbowl. - Dan owns Comicsforge.com
Not sure if anyone's mentioned this, but I read that FB now owns everything you post. They could profit off your content and leave you in the dust. I'm still in the dark on a lot of this but I definitely plan on researching my privacy settings this week. - Graham English
Facebook is changing direction, but I don't see where they are dropping walls and releasing previously unreleased info. Maybe I'm just tired and not thinking straight. Even still, I'm on the net. I assume everyone can see what I post. If I don't want that to happen, I message/email or just don't put it online. Even in instances where I *have* posted questionable stuff, I'm aware those things could be dug up at anytime...like my nipples being violated by Asians here on FF (which I didn't create or post) - Rahsheen
Rah, some people want or don't mind publicity, or have no desire or expectation that any online service should be or is a place where they can have an intimate conversation with a friend. And that's fine. The problem comes in when a company builds a user base with Privacy Policy, TOS, and UI that all tell users that they can have privacy, they can have choice, and they can have control.... more... - Tinfoil 2.0
As online life becomes a larger part of how we interact with the world, we should be able to expect that our online tools support the kinds of interactions we have offline (with all of their gradations and nuances and subtlety). To say 'no, the internet can only be used in this public way' is very limiting, and there's just no reason for it. - Tinfoil 2.0
Rah, even IMs can be compromised. There was this 19-year-old Harvard kid who said some stupid things in IM something like 6 years ago, and it's coming back to haunt him now. - Bruce Lewis
it just doesn't seem to me that FB, or any site or service for that matter, guarantees your privacy. Is there some binding contract between the service and the users? IANAL, but I'm pretty sure a TOS and Privacy Policy doesn't cover that. I agree that a truly private option should exist, but trying to bend social media services into something they are not is futile. Yes, FB users got misled, but there is nothing to be done about that now.. - Rahsheen
Bruce, that just highlights the fact that you cannot rely on the service it self to guarantee privacy. Isn't this why geeks were using PGP and things like that back in the day? - Rahsheen
Yes, there's more to the privacy question than the service itself. But I still think it matters what the service does privacy-wise. - Bruce Lewis
Privacy Policies and TOS can be legally binding. That's precisely why the FTC and governments in most of the rest of the free world are now investigating Facebook, and why there are class action lawsuits. But Rah, I hope you're not equating privacy with absolute secrecy. It's not a binary, it has more to do with choices and control and trust... what you share with whom, when, and in what context. Why *shouldn't* we want our online tools to support the ways we *really* interact with people? - Tinfoil 2.0
Not saying we shouldn't have the tools but, unless there is some type of legally binding agreement, we can't expect those tools to never change in ways we don't like. Even if they were initially created solely for our enjoyment, they have to pay the bills eventually. - Rahsheen
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