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Heather
Despite the crazy hype, River Monsters is a really interesting, informative show.
No way! The Chernoble one is on now. So cool. He has special permission to go there and has to keep all the fish he catches (normally catch and release) so they can be studied. - Heather
WoH: Professor MOTHRA
RT @ktd2: Most hilarious after-dentist video I've ever seen. Even funnier than David, I swear. http://www.youtube.com/watch...
RT @ktd2: Most hilarious after-dentist video I've ever seen. Even funnier than David, I swear. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig-pZ4OyidY
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Whoa. What drugs did they give *that* kid? - Spidra Webster
I don't know - but I'd give it a shot! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I'd give it a sword! - Spidra Webster
Absolutely, hilarious! #Drugs the only good thing about the dentist. - Bluesun 2600
That was awesome. I should post the IM I got from a friend after his wisdom teeth were removed. He didn't remember any of it. - Heather
Heather
Chris's dad is cutting up pickles to make tartar sauce for my fish sandwich. WHO DOES THAT!
Yes I know I'm spoiled, no I didn't ask him to do this, I had no idea. - Heather
Heather
Tv: "hard, soft, puffy, or flat"
Me: O_O - Heather
Tv: "Pillows" - Heather
Melly
Anxiety is a bitch today. Well, a worse one than usual, anyway. Ugh.
(((Melly))) - Spidra Webster
**hugs** Anxiety is the worst. *kicks anxiety in the nuts* - Jennifer Dittrich
*snugglehugs* - Heather
*Commonwealth hug* :) - Brent Schaus
So sorry, doll. - Corinne L
DB, Lil LB's Dad
Jelly or Jam? Flavor? What brand?
Smucker's Grape jelly for me. Welch's is a decent stand-in in a pinch. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
I don't like the consistency and texture of jam. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Raspberry or strawberry jam. Jelly is a poor substitute. - Shannon Jiménez
Grandma's homemade raspberry preserves all the way.baby! - Kevin L from Android
Jam, jam, jam. Or preserves are even better. Big fan of grape jam and apricot preserves. - Akiva
We like preserves. Homemade fig preserves are great but apricot and strawberry are in frequent rotation as well as an occasional marmalade. - adf
Totally forgot about preserves. My mom loves preserves. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Homemade jelly. Pectin free, yum! - Heather
Can't go wrong with Smuckers or E.D. Smith - Shey
Preach Shey! - DB, Lil LB's Dad
*Bump* Can't have peanut butter without jelly. Unless you have it with cheese. :-) - DB, Lil LB's Dad
I'll use jelly if necessary, but I mostly go for jam, preserves, or marmalade. - John (bird whisperer)
Mostly homemade freezer jam - usually raspberry or strawberry (or the "ends" blend of the two.) I like most kinds though, with the exception of citrus marmalade with lots of peel. - Jennifer Dittrich
Preserves. With as little added anythign as possible. Lately I've been enjoying Smucker's natural strawberry, but I usually like the mixed berry flavors in the quaint french jar with the red & white checked top. And blackberry without seeds..... - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Grape jelly. Not particular about brand. - LB needs a hero! from Android
Home made strawberry or blackberry jam - Bren from iPhone
Grape jam with the peanut butter (jelly is too slippery). English mixed citrus on biscuits or toast. Bonne Maman strawberry preserves with cream cheese. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Smucker's makes a nice orange marmalade. I've also been using some surprisingly good blueberry preserves from some off brand I can't remember at the moment. One of the farmer's markets I visit has some good blackberry preserves. - John (bird whisperer)
I'll give you that m9m. Jelly is slippery. I just don't like the consistency and texture of jam and preserves. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Steve C, Team Marina
Indiana Governor Pence to sign bill allowing businesses to reject gay customers - CNN.com. - http://www.cnn.com/2015...
Indiana Governor Pence to sign bill allowing businesses to reject gay customers - CNN.com.
"Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed into law on Thursday a measure that allows businesses to turn away gay and lesbian customers in the name of "religious freedom." The bill has sparked an uproar among gamers and church groups that hold their conventions in Indianapolis and businesses that are threatening to pull out of the city." - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Are you fucking kidding me Indiana? Jesus mother fuckin christ the US is fucked up. Please note I have strong feelings about this. - Steve C, Team Marina
This is disgusting. - Soup in a TARDIS
I had a much longer comment but realized that it boiled down to "I don't understand and probably never will." - That's So CAJ!
Thing that blows my mind about this? Is that it wasn't Oklahoma. We've got our share of bigots in the state legislature, but they haven't managed to get anywhere with their version of this bill. - Kirsten
There is already precedent that businesses can't/shouldn't reject customers because of sexual orientation, so this stupid bill WILL get overturned. - Joe
How is this consitutionally legal? - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
It isn't. In CO, I think both a wedding cake maker and a wedding photographer have tried to deny service (different cases) and the gay couples won their cases. I need to look them up for more deets. - Joe
Many of us here aren't happy. Unfortunately, the state has been gerrymandered in ways that makes voting the asses out very difficult. - Katy S
It would be super easy to get them out if a Jewish or Muslim owned business denied Christians service. - Heather
So very sad to see this happening; I just cannot comprehend it on so many levels. - Jen
Heather
I thought my MassHealth reapplication went through. I was wrong. There's a solid chance Chris and I are about to lose our coverage.
Oh, no :((((( - Jennifer Dittrich
Chris is on the phone, we might maybe be ok. Holding my breath. - Heather
Fingers crossed for you. - Bren from iPhone
Ok, neither of us have been claimed as dependents so we're ok. But we don't know if we have to file taxes. - Heather
Jed
JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS #1 is truly, truly, truly outrageous! Check out my review over at FreakSugar. http://www.freaksugar.com/review-...
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Want! - Heather
Jed
Hold onto your glitter, y'all. I'm reviewing IDW's new comic book series JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS #1 tomorrow. That's right. I didn't stutter.
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O_O <3 - Heather
Crazy, right? - Jed from iPhone
Heather
I did my hair for the first time in weeks because I wanted to take a picture. But I am so FLUFFY.
aka I need a haircut - Heather
holly #ravingfangirl
that damn narwhal song finally got to me.
NARWHALS NARWHALS! - Heather
Is it in an ad or something? I heard it playing in the background when I left my uncle's earlier and that's the first time I'd heard it in 2-3 years. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
https://m.youtube.com/watch... It was made by the same people that made the Badger Song! - Chris Topher
Chris, yeah I'm aware of the weebl's stuff, there is also Kenya & Somolia, and a few others. I just can't figure out why I heard it in the background of my uncle's tv earlier tonight. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
It was used in a Sprint commercial. - Chris Topher
Oh okay, that makes sense. I thought it was so random to hear it pop up. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
They also did #SUWGOMH that Louis Gray and WoH loved. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
I didn't realize that the song is as old as it is. Now that I know, it seems random that it would be used now...but hey, it's awesome! - Chris Topher
They got a kick ass facial horn. They're the jedi of the seas, they stop Cthulu from eating ye. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Yeah I sing it for hours after that ad comes on. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Heather
So, the cat is jealous of the iPad.
Cat: gets off my lap - Heather
Me: does nothing - Heather
Cat: gets on chair - Heather
Me: does nothing - Heather
Cat: gets comfy - Heather
Me: grabs iPad - Heather
Cat: Noooooo jumps on lap, kneads, lays down - Heather
So, not much different from what they do with books. - Katy S
DB, Lil LB's Dad
I worry about Linky sometimes (a lot of times honestly). He's such a pick eater. It's hard to find foods he'll eat and even when we find one he'll tire of eating it after a few weeks. When he gets sick his appetite goes away and he stops eating all together. His doctor isn't concerned but I am. It seems like he isn't growing.
He's was a bit premature so he was small from the get go. I was hopeful that he would be caught up with the other kids growth-wise by now. He's caught up in all other developmental areas except height and weight. The doctor says he's just gonna be on the small side for a while and that's perfectly okay. It still worries me though. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Growth and eating can be so weird at that age. If you just keep at it, and the doctor isn't concerned that he's losing weight, you're probably doing OK. That's right when kids start turning stuff down, even if they don't actually dislike it, because they're learning that they can choose, but they're not good at it yet. - Jennifer Dittrich
I have nothing but this post for background, but I was always a picky eater and my parents worried about me. I always did better with eating small amounts frequently. Sometimes I don't recognize hunger, so at natural lulls in activity if I might not think I'm hungry but would munch on something if available. My cousin was really picky, but the rule was to take a bite of new food before saying no to it. I loved playing with my food, I would eat more if I could play because then eating was fun. - Heather
I have noticed that Linky likes to play with his food and if you just let him sit there long enough he'll eat the majority of it. Problem is a lot of the time he gets impatient and just wants to get out of his chair to do other things. Sometimes if we take him out of his chair and sit him in our lap next to his chair he'll eat better that way. He doesn't like being strapped into his high chair. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Small amounts seem to work better as well. If we put too much on his tray he seems to get overwhelmed and won't eat anything. He's at an awkward stage where gets frustrated easily because he can't quite tell us what he wants yet. I'll be glad when he can tell us. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Jim #teamFFrank
for Aden. I hope I passed the audition. - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
for Aden. I hope I passed the audition.
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OMG I totally recognize that and yet I can't name it, what song is that? - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
Come Down by Bush, right? Love it, Jim! Awesome job. :) - Lola Bean (Penguin)
Thanks Penguin it was making me crazy. :) - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
Yes it was Comedown. - Jim #teamFFrank from BuddyFeed
I can probably record a better and more complete version. We could be like pomplamoose! - Jim #teamFFrank from BuddyFeed
Jim can play! - Spidra Webster
he's got chops! - Big Joe Silenced
Ah, well. I thought I'd give it a shot. - Jim #teamFFrank
go Jim go - VALZONE#SCREWED
clapping here - VALZONE#SCREWED
Hokey smokes that's good Jim. Where did this all start? - MoTO Boychick Devil
I guess I missed the thread itself but Laura Botts notified me of its existence. So you really have her to thank for all of this. - Jim #teamFFrank
THE NICEST PERSON ON FRIENDFEED, THAT'S WHO! Geez. You people... makin' me raise my voice like that. - Jim #teamFFrank
Doesn't ring a bell. :P - LB needs a hero!
*stands up and claps* - Heather
*bows, hits head on desk* - Jim #teamFFrank
*rattles her jewelry* - LB needs a hero!
*bump* - felicious
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @standardnews: Sex attack victim fights back and drags molester to police by the hair http://www.standard.co.uk/news... http://t.co/sCxLX7N7kP
RT @standardnews: Sex attack victim fights back and drags molester to police by the hair http://bit.ly/1DHB3iQ http://t.co/sCxLX7N7kP
Oh hell yeah. - Heather
Kickass! Although horrible that bystanders just. stood. by. - Spidra Webster
^What you did there. I saw it. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
One of my female friends called me last night that she was being followed by a drunk. She was terrified. Luckily it was benign (guy was just catching the same bus), but she shouldn't have to feel like that. Makes me sick. I escort my female friends and female family members home whenever I can because I don't trust the male public - Mo Kargas
You are a good man, Mo. Truly a good man. - Corinne L
rønin
High-end Laos resort serves up illegal wildlife for Chinese tourists | The Guardian - http://www.theguardian.com/environ...
High-end Laos resort serves up illegal wildlife for Chinese tourists | The Guardian
:( "Lying on the banks of the Mekong River, the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone is a large resort city catering especially to Chinese tourists and run by the Hong Kong-based Kings Romans Group. The luxury casino provides the main draw, as gambling is illegal in China; but the resort also includes a shooting range, more than 70 shops and restaurants, gardens, spas, and a bustling trade in endangered species’ parts, at least according to a new report by the Environment Investigation Agency (EIA) titled Sin City. The report calls the zone a “lawless playground” with “not even a pretence of enforcement”. Indeed, even in a region of the world where wildlife trafficking is rampant and consumption of endangered species common, the report’s findings are shocking." - rønin from Bookmarklet
>.< - Jenny H. from Android
:( - Heather
Not surprised places like this exist, I've also heard there are restaurants that serve human flesh! ;( On another point, a friend told me about restaurants with holes in tables and that if I ever saw one it's becuase they serve live monkey brains, is that true or is he just trying to freak me out? - Halil
Halil
US Government plans to cull 11,000 Double-crested Cormorants - http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go...
US Government plans to cull 11,000 Double-crested Cormorants
In order to protect young salmon and steelhead trout in the Columbia River, US federal officials have come up with a proposal to cull around 11,000 Double-crested Cormorants that feed off them, reports the online National Monitor. The fish are listed under the Endangered Species Act as either threatened or endangered. - Halil from Bookmarklet
To save one species they are culling en masse another, difficult to decide how to react to this. - Halil
What will they do with the bodies, incinerate them? - Halil
I'm glad the plan is being challenged, if just to take a look at what might be done short-term and long-term to alleviate the problem. Habitat loss is likely a larger cause, but it might take too long to implement some of those changes, while shooting the birds is only a temporary "fix." - Jennifer Dittrich
Afaik once a flock has become used to a certain feeding ground it will always be an issue unless you can permanently encourage them to establish a new feeding ground, yes/no? - Halil
Culling may be appropriate in some cases, but too often it seems like the first tool off the shelf. - John (bird whisperer)
It's easier to kill a predator than to change human behavior. Culling predators is the oldest trick in the book, but it's always a temporary stopgap measure. As far as I'm concerned, predator culls should only be used as an early step in a multistep plan. - Heather
Mary Carmen
My jobs in the commune would include: brewing beer, knitting and spinning yarn. What say you?????
Snow removal; electrical work; programming the thermostat; airing out the confessions room. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Fishing and farming. - Rodfather
Crocheting (blankets, housewares), cooking, dog-wrangling. Hoping to add quilting to the list. - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
cooking, driving the tractor. Also canning stuff - ellbeecee
sewing, knitting, minor woodworking, minor home repairs - ~Courtney F
Knitting, baking, ironing (as long as it isn't too hot) - Hedgehog from Android
cooking, baking, knitting, light leatherworking, gardening, organizing the work - Jenica
cooking and baking - VALZONE#SCREWED
Is jewelry making a job? - Yolanda from Android
Getting in everyone's way. - Just another Bubba from FFHound(roid)!
Sewing and fixing the Macs. Also some cooking and baking. CANDY-MAKING. Would need to learn how - right now my idea of that is refrigerated fudge frosting. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Cooking, baking, organizing the (kitchen) work, hanging out with animals & children. - Laura
whatever needs to be done that hasnt been listed (cleaning the outhouse, sweeping, washing, clothes and dishes, helping in general, ... - chaz2b
Appreciating the cooking and baking, doing laundry, interior painting (limited - my edging is shoddy), feeding the animals, walking the dogs, picking up poop. - Julie Kane
I could organise all the cupboards and wardrobes... and bring the board games... - Heleninstitches #teamff
I can also clean like nobody's business. - Mary Carmen
Cooking, gardening, canning, feeding and exercising the animals, building things, small repairs. - Kristin from iPhone
I can make wine. And bartend. And tape all your buns together. - Hookuh Tinypants
I'll sanitize the telephones! - Andrew C (✔)
I can bake and take care of the horses, including cleaning and polishing tack. I'll also care for the barn cats. - Katy S
Laundry! Also dog cuddling. - LB needs a hero! from Android
Sewing, some cooking/baking, gardening, cleaning, organizing, caring for the animals, short-term child entertainment, knot untangling. - Heather
Meteorologist, cat herder, tax collector. - Eric Logan
I want to watch Mary sewing the Macs. - Glen Campbell
I'll take photos, I suppose. - vicster.
We need beads, right? Please say we need beads :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Beads are essential. Can't be a commune without beads. - bentley
making tools. knives. lots of knives. 6 for everyone. - scherbi: bottom dweller
making pies, creating music playlists for events, and emptying the dishwasher - Holly's favorite Anna
Cult leader. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Of course! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Kid wrangler. - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Pottery, painting, spiritual direction, crotchety old man - Friar Will
Beer tester - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
Bread baking, vegetable gardening, herb drying, cross-stitching, babysitting - LoisMarketing
Are we home-schooling the kids? If so, I can teach reading, writing, literature, and basic practical math. And research skills, of course! - Kirsten
I can be responsible for testing all of the beds to make sure they're comfortable enough to sleep in. :P - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I think now is the perfect time to revisit this idea :-) - Heleninstitches #teamff
Uh.... I can build the commune's website... otherwise: knitting, sewing, baking, cooking, and eating chocolate and tasting the rum. :D - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
I volunteer as lumberjack and mechanic. - Colette
(Do I have to be good at something to volunteer for it? Or do you guys want actual skill?) - bentley
Anyone call town ho yet? If not I got dibs. - Steve C, Team Marina
Mary Carmen
I miss my long hair.
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Ooh, purty hair. - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Purty eyes too. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I have that same iPhone case - Alex Scrivener
You look gorgeous! - Heather
Having gone back & forth several times, I totally understand. That said, I like your haircut now :D - Lo
You look great with both short and long hair. - Ha3rvey (on hiatus)
Imho, it's a question of emphasis: when your hair is long, we see beautiful hair. When it's shorter, we see beautiful *you.* - Mary B: #TeamMonique
I miss these days of long hair and eye makeup. - Mary Carmen
Heather
Rugby is way dirtier than American football. O_O someone bring me popcorn?
I like the garter belts. - Heather
And when they all grapple and sometimes someone grabs a handful of balls. - Heather
Oh, he totally could have pulled that guys shorts off. - Heather
And Chris changed the channel, I have to remember to not be so enthusiastic. - Heather
when grabbing becomes "monkey steals the peach"...well, it's no fun being the peach. - Big Joe Silenced
Google: Rugby league. - Johnny from iPhone
Todd Hoff
Now You See Me. Magical movie, very entertaining. They keep the suspense up, the amazement high, and the action flowing. Though I'm a sucker for movies about magic. The only element that didn't work was the love story. It was tacked on and unnecessary. It wasn't the actors, they were good, but it was an obvious sort of we need a romance ploy.
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But other than that the casting and the acting were excellent. Good effects. And just that right amount of how the hell do they do that. It's a different kind of social justice film, one that doesn't rely on cartoon super heroes, which is quite refreshing. - Todd Hoff
I finally got around to watching this and really enjoyed it. I agree about the love story angle. Why do they always do that? - Jenny H.
^ Chicks man. Movie producers assume females will be more likely to attend a movie with a love story in it. - Steve C, Team Marina
I would argue there was no love story in it, just a forced emotional hookup tacked on at the end. - Heather
Steve, it was the least enjoyable part! #notachick - Jenny H. from Android
Penny
Comparison: Brunette or Blonde (ignore adorable babby and do not let her sway you)
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Babby picture wins! - Bruce Lewis
Definitely brunette. - Anika
Brunette but you rock both. - Kisha
*wonders if Mo is using his powers to sway the peeps* ... - Penny
brunette with high lights? - Heather
I would like to state definitively that the threat of robot lasers in no way affected my opinion, and I have never been coerced by Mo in any manner, shape or form. - Bruce Lewis
Heather - I was considering that ... Bruce - maybe the lasers didn't sway you but clearly the totally adorable babby did!! (I'm not surprised) - Penny
Brunette! - Rachel Lea Fox from iPhone
brunette - VALZONE#SCREWED
Brunette - Scott. Cat Herder.
Yes. :) - Steven Perez
Overwhelming votes for brunette. It *is* much easier to maintain ... - Penny
Brunette, but you look good either way. - John (bird whisperer)
Brunette. I am completely missing the part where Mo expressed his opinion in any way I could perceive consciously. And I am chilly, so no lasers could be involved. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Eh, what did I tell ya. Booyah! - Mo Kargas
Brunnette - Cardeen Risen
Brunette - ovigia
OMG. All the feels. Baby Sophie and me looking so much younger! And with long hair :( - Penny
!!! - Bren
Heather
Perkele! I missed St. Urho's day again.
It would be easier to remember the day -after- St. Patty's instead of before. - Heather
What kind of Finn are you? ;-P - Spidra Webster
The forgetful kind! BTW, I just searched your feed because I've been pinging back and forth on Patty vs. Paddy. x_x - Heather
Shannon - GlassMistress
For a while now I've been trying to sort out a new owl bead. Early attempts had facial expression like they'd just farted ... funny but not what I wanted. Over the weekend I tried again and I must have gotten it right because none of them lasted more than 90 seconds at auction :-)
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Love the little blue fellow best :-) Also took an order for three more - woot! - Shannon - GlassMistress
I want to see the farting owls, too! :D - April Russo (FForever!)
Oh the blue one! He's so cute!!! - Heather
I donated the farting owls, figured the kids would get a kick out of them. Heather, I'm happy to make another just send me a DM :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Melly
Chilling with my kitten, listening to Led Zep. https://instagram.com/p...
Chilling with my kitten, listening to Led Zep. https://instagram.com/p/0ScpkxmyyB/
Kitten?! - Pete's Got To Go
Yes, he is a little kitten. Just like a full grown Irish Wolfhound is a cute little puppy :oD - Melly
I watched a Cats 101 with the Austrailian Mist. They called them "modest" in size. O.o I was like "They don't know Noah." - Heather
I love Noah so much. - Spidra Webster
Micah
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*pen drop* - That's So CAJ!
Curiously, there's at least onomatopoeic agreement. http://www.onomatopoeialist.com/sigh... - Micah
They've got a point but at the same time...why bother having grammar books, dictionaries or any other rules/guides to language if all you have to do is just blast your mistake to as many people as possible to make it the new majority? Does "would of" really make any sense? Instead of a helping verb "would" is now a helping preposition? - Spidra Webster
I will fight most forms of improper grammar. I'm not perfect and I get lazy or take short cuts that make sense to me, but improper grammar can lead to confusion. - Heather
To me the point is it's okay to acknowledge the two forces that forge language: replication and mutation. Like life itself. Here's an even-handed post that gets the lay of the land on normative language discussions: http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll... . Another post with some good tidbits: http://www.academia.edu/504346... - Micah
The main issue I have with prescriptivism is the way it's used to repress people who aren't as privileged. There are generally understandable reasons why people end up using non-standard language, and it's rarely because they're essentially idiots. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
The flip side of descriptivism is that, yes, there is such a thing as standard language and formal register. It's really just the idea that using them is somehow a proof of intelligence and/or high moral character that I find distasteful. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
I'm generally a descriptivist, but … oxford comma ftw! - Amit Patel
Andrew C (✔)
Why White People Freak Out When They're Called Out About Race | Alternet - http://www.alternet.org/culture...
"She’s heard it so many times, in fact, that she came up with a term for it: "white fragility," which she defined in a 2011 journal article as “a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves. These moves include outward display of emotions such as anger, fear and guilt, and behaviors such as argumentation, silence and leaving the stress-inducing situation.”" - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"SAB: What causes white fragility to set in? RD: For white people, their identities rest on the idea of racism as about good or bad people, about moral or immoral singular acts, and if we’re good, moral people we can’t be racist – we don’t engage in those acts. This is one of the most effective adaptations of racism over time—that we can think of racism as only something that... more... - Andrew C (✔)
"SAB: I notice as we’ve been talking that you almost always use the word "we" when describing white people’s tendencies. Can you tell me why you do that? RD: Well, for one, I’m white (and you’re white). And even as committed as I am, I’m not outside of anything that I’m talking about here. If I went around saying white people this and white people that, it would be a distancing move. I... more... - Andrew C (✔)
"SAB: Do you ever worry about re-centering whiteness? RD: Well, yes. I continually struggle with that reality. By standing up there as an authority on whiteness, I’m necessarily reinforcing my authority as a white person. It goes with the territory. For example, you’re interviewing me now, on whiteness, and people of color have been saying these things for a very long time." - Andrew C (✔)
Eesh. I probably suffer from a bit of white fragility. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
On Sunday I read a decent post that explores racism on the self-deception facet. Here: http://experimentaltheology.blogspot.ca/2015... - Micah
Micah: great article :) - Brent Schaus from iPhone
I totally have white fragility, but I like to think I'm stronger than I was. When I first read about the Invisible Backpack of white privilege I couldn't accept a lot of it. - Heather
Julian
How do people react when they discover that you are a friendless loser with no life? - http://www.socialanxietysupport.com/forum...
The impending disappearance of this platform for the community that has formed here has made me acutely aware that I am everyone's weakest possible link. In my adult life, I have *never* had friends I could just call up and get together to do something, or even just talk. Can I call people here friends (in a true sense), or am I just some random guy who pops up on your screen every once in a great while, who you hope you rarely need to engage in any form of interaction? - Julian from Bookmarklet
I know that losing a place does not mean instantly losing connections. However, from experience, I know that I am barely memorable (due to sticking out so much that I am invisible, if not forgettable) and far less preferred to know when better, closer options are available. - Julian
If I didn't want to engage, I wouldn't. That's the beauty of the internet, for me at least, I get to pick and choose my interactions. I might not interact all that much, but when I do, I do it on purpose. - Heather
The link above was courtesy of a search for "friendless loser" on Google. Without this place, I might not even be at that high of a level today. - Julian
I have friends but I'm still a loser with no life. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Not true, Mandy. Take it back. - MoTO Boychick Devil
How many people have friends that, well, aren't? - Stephan Planken from iPhone
You realize that you linked to socialanxietysupport.com? Not everyonereallytrulythinksIamalosersupport.com :) Social anxiety is not generally a reflection of reality, it's due to a cognitive distortion. - Meg VMeg
If the definition of friends is someone you could/would just call up and get together, etc., then I was friendless as an adult, at least until I got married (age 32). And yes, at times I felt like a loser with no life. You're not. A good support group might help. What Meg sez. - walt crawford
Just another Bubba
Any Gilmore Girls fans? I'm not sure if I'll be ridiculed, but I've been kinda binge-watching.
Such a great show. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
One of my favorite shows of all time. - Todd Hoff
I started watching it this winter - I couldn't watch too much at once. The dialog is crazy fast. - Jen
I watched it last summer - I'd caught an episode here and there before that, but never very much - ellbeecee
Heather got me into it through the daily airings @ 11am on ABC Family. We started at about season 4.5 and went to the end, then caught up to where we started once they restarted from the beginning. Great show! - Chris Topher
Good. I was afraid I was the only guy to watch. So many people have told me they talk too fast but I didn't think so. - Just another Bubba
I know a lot of my Twitter friends were really excited when it was added to Netflix. I haven't watched it, so I don't know if I'd enjoy it or not. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Definitely a fan. Wish I had the DVDs so I could binge. - Spidra Webster
We don't binge--ever--but we own the whole series and will return to it one of these days/years. We don't buy series unless we (a) really like them and (b) are certain we'd want to re-watch them in the future. - walt crawford
Gilmore Girls isn't a show, it's a lifestyle. <3 - Heather
I'm a fan :) - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Tam keeps telling me to watch it, but I'm not sure I can cope with that much Lauren Graham ;-) - Heleninstitches #teamff
I can cope with that much Lauren Graham. Oh, yes. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
I love the show! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
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