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Words That Should Actually Be Banned - The Toast -
Words That Should Actually Be Banned - The Toast
"1. Female when used to refer to a human woman. 2. Crazy when used to refer to your ex-girlfriend(s). They cannot all be crazy. Maybe it’s just you." - laura x from Bookmarklet
Well, my ex-girlfriend was crazy. But then, so was I. So I shouldn't point fingers. - Steele Lawman
I feel awkward about using the word "woman" to refer to myself, and I'm trying to stop saying "girl." So I tend to use female or lady. I don't see anything wrong with female, unless it's used as "the female" or "females." - Heather
I don't have a problem with female either. The comments include some context for why people dislike the term, but I remain 100% okay with it - Soup in a TARDIS
"You don’t have to be a vole to benefit from the Redwall Diet. Have you ever seen a shrew with diabetes? I have, and it’s terrible. But that’s entirely beside the point. The point is that eating like a character in Brian Jacques’ popular Redwall series is the key to health, strength, improved digestion, longevity, and ferret resistance. It’s a diet that consists primarily of unprocessed grains, home-brewed ales, fresh produce, and cheeses the size of your head (with the occasional pike from the abbey pond). You won’t feel deprived on this diet, but you will be asked to work hard — if you’re not lifting a sword the length of your own body over your head, you’re building a bell-tower out of sandstone while trying to escape Tsarmina, the Mad Queen of Mossflower (and she’s fast)." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
In the books, some of the food descriptions made me drool. - Heather
Right? They're on my list of books not to read if I don't have good, somewhat healthy snacks nearby. - Jennifer Dittrich
Mmmmmm....."cheeses the size of your head" - Jessie
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @monteiro: People who complain about crying babies on planes are assholes. No exceptions.
#TeamAsshole Though, in my experience it's rarely crying babies, but annoying bratty 5 - 8 yos. - Anika
The last person I heard complaining about a crying baby on a plane was the crying baby's mom, who had to deal with her being pissy for a four hour flight. - Jennifer Dittrich
That was me with my kid. Thankfully, the stewardess was able to calm her down. - Anika
Echoing Anika's first comment. Babies cry, that's what they do. But, a 6 year old constantly kicking the back of my seat? And the parent ignoring it?! NOPE. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
I can listen to a baby cry for however long it takes the baby to feel better. I get it, babies get unhappy and cry. Whiny bratty kids though... no patience! - Heather
Melly Claus #anticaper
RT @bb_uncensored: A 4 yer old gets it, why can't a contact centre full of adults? Answer: self-entitlement. @mellissad
RT @bb_uncensored: A 4 yer old gets it, why can't a contact centre full of adults? Answer: self-entitlement. @mellissad
And I just played vet at that age, pretty sure I wasn't very good at it either. - Heather
Me too, Heather! - Melly Claus #anticaper
Chris Topher
I finish my challenge mode on my Shaman only to come back to a trade chat that spoils the midseason finale of the Walking Dead...#fucktradechat
I'm hearing a TON of people complaining about Walking Dead being spoiled for them tonight, both in game and on socnets. Do people not know how to keep their mouths shut for even 24 hours? Good grief! - Hookuh Tinypants
That's a lot to ask of Trade chat, but 2-3 hours should be doable for them. - Heather
The only thing Trade has ever been good for in terms of speed at which news moves is when someone famous dies. I heard about Steve Irwin's death via Barrens Chat at least 10 minutes before it hit MySpace and various news agencies. (holy crap MySpace) Mostly because people immediately began making new characters and guilds whose names referenced his death, like the "Irwin Stingray Club". - Hookuh Tinypants
Oh man, a friend from gradeschool's wife totally spoiled it within an hour of it airing on her their shared account facebook page. Like right front and center!! I'm not even caught up but now I know what to expect. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Apparently AMC spoiled it themselves on their facebook page. They posted a still from the episode and had #RIP_______ (named omitted for spoiler purposes) right after the east coast airing. - Chris Topher
stupid! SO very stupiid..... - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
It's kind of AMC's thing to spoil their own shows. They've done the same thing in the past (most notably to Mad Men) - Hookuh Tinypants
I bet AMC leaked the Jon Hamm running pictures. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Todd Hoff
The universe is so large we don't realize it's a prison.
*rattles my metal cup against the stars* - Eivind from Android
We are probably quarantined like a virus on the operating system. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
Lab experiment, closed system to prevent outside contamination. - Heather
Starts picking locks on this side of the galaxy. - Joe
wasn't this in Farmer's "Venus On The Half Shell"? - Big Joe Silence
Now Denmark, on the other hand... - Steele Lawman
TV show called "How to Be a Grown Up"... so obviously I'm watching.
If I thought a TV show could teach me... - Spidra Webster
This is like Being A Person 101. At least there's How To Adult on YouTube. - Heather
Thank you FF. I did a search for Roku and found a thread where a bunch of you commented. I'm now confident in getting my parents a Roku for Christmas. #SeekAndYeShallFFind
link? my seach fu is weak tonight. :( - Big Joe Silence
thanks! :) looking at stuff like this for my dad. - Big Joe Silence
Melly Claus #anticaper
"@oz_dimon: @welcome2aussie Australia is being infiltrated by Islamic forces disguised in civilian clothing, beware who u import" Charming.
I thought importing people was against the law... - Heather
The best answer to someone calling you a "Feminist" or "SJW" is "You say that like it's a bad thing." They implode while trying to explain.
When I first heard SJW my thought was "Man, that sounds bad ass!" - Heather
I know, right? I want a patch in the shape of a shield. - Johnny
How do you deal with plants and cats? We've got a plant lover and most of the plants in the house aren't safe for her.
For me I had to decide to keep only cat-safe plants (and I do my best to keep them out of their reach). - vicster: hon. canadian
We had to hang up the majority of ours when one of my cats developed a taste for them. After a while, most could go back down, except her favorite spider plants. - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
I even tried fake plants but my cat dug in the fake moss, destroyed the styrofoam blocks holding them in the pots, and shredded the fabric. I gave up on indoor plants altogether when I had that cat. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I'm hoping getting rid of most of the unsafe plants (and hiding the rest in secure rooms, like the bedrooms) will be an option. I've got a 5 page list of safe plants, we should be able to find something there. But there's resistance to changing things. - Heather
cats > plants. cats get spider plants, because ... I give up. Our spider plants look like crap. Other plants were able to be kept on high shelves, but now that we haz kittehs, we had to give up plants again. Flowers too. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Most of Twitter is fine, but the people acting all holier-then-thou about the protesters (You aren't accomplishing anything, justice isn't inside a Dollar Tree) are going to drive me batshit. These people are frustrated beyond belief. They were told to let the system do it's thing. They did, it failed. What do you think is going to happen?
I know I've been so frustrated and angry that I've stopped caring about being constructive, and that's nothing compared to what's happening and been happening in Ferguson and across the country. You can't stay calm and logical when it accomplishes nothing and things are terrible. - Heather
The sad thing is the destruction is what will be talked about and shown on loop, rather than the issues at hand. - Johnny
It is sad, because victims are expected to be perfect and if they aren't they probably deserve whatever happens to them. People hate to have to look at shades of grey when they want black and white (pun? no?) answers. - Heather
I just think it's easier for the news to show a visual rather than having to try and explain a concept. The worst thing that could have happened (for the news and the politicians) is if the protests were perfect and calm. A burning car can explain away an awful lot of nuance. - Johnny
And people will think that what they see is proportional to what happens. If there are 100 pictures of the same burning cop car and 2 pictures of 2 different massive peaceful protests, it looks like burning cars are a bigger issue. So of course Twitter is full of people bitching about burning cars and the story isn't allowed to be any deeper than that. - Heather
To be fair, there is plenty burning right now. I wouldn't necessarily call those setting fires as protesters though. And I agree, there is reason for rage. I wish the way they released this information would have allowed for time to apply an organized, peaceful organization of protest. - Eric - ill subliminal
I agree that a lot of the stuff going on right now is not ok, but it doesn't make all the other not ok stuff that has happened justified. I also think you can't treat people like enemy combatants and expect them not to become that. If the cops and city had prepared to facilitate peaceful protests and worked with local groups I think things would be going a lot differently. Then again, if the police were willing to do that I think the entire area would be much different. - Heather
I'm not saying the rioting is excusing the other not ok stuff... but it certainly lessens the impact right at this moment in terms of narrative. From even before the decision, the narrative those people in power who corrupted this system were looking for was "See, this violent young black man came from a collective of violent young black men". The second there was trouble, the spin... more... - Johnny from iPhone
Melly Claus #anticaper
RT @nswpolice: Appeal to identify a newborn #baby boy who was found down a drain at #QuakersHill.
RT @nswpolice: Appeal to identify a newborn #baby boy who was found down a drain at #QuakersHill.
The mother has been found and charged with attempted murder. Temps on that day reached 40C+ in Sydney and he wouldn't have survived if he hadn't been found when he was. - Melly Claus #anticaper
Do you have "safe surrrender" places there? I'm not sure if it's national or just CA, but many fire stations here are places where people who are tempted to abandon their baby can surrender it (presumably for adoption). - Spidra Webster
I think they exist but someone who would put their newborn down a drain may not be in full use of her logical facilities to even do that. There seems to be a lot more to this story than a bad mother. - Johnny
Our child services try and track down the mother even if they do (this lady was found via hospital records) because it may not be safe for the mother either through substance abuse or spousal/family abuse. The double edge sword. The things that sometimes cause mothers to do this so they're not found is the reason they need to be found. - Johnny
So awful for everyone involved. I hope the mum and baby get the care they need. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I'm wondering why she was charged with attempted murder - that suggests intent to kill rather than just abandonment. - Melly Claus #anticaper from FFHound!
Not necessarily. Charging her with attempted murder allows the police to detain her in a specific and secured area while she undergoes psych tests. Things like child abandonment etc don't necessarily come with that ability or those facilities... and given the bubbling swell of anger around this issue, a more secure cell while she undergoes psych evaluation could be beneficial. It could be more about keeping people out (ala the father, the public) rather than keeping her in. - Johnny
Plus you have to kinda go with the highest charge by default. Given that anger and attention, I don't think the officer's discretion to not charge her with anything less would have been received well. - Johnny
Makes sense! - Melly Claus #anticaper
She also hid the baby, so it seems she didn't want to be found. It would be a bit different if she left him at a front door or some place he would have been expected to be found quickly. - Heather
Been thinking more about this - could they charge her with attempted murder without evidence to suggest intent? - Melly Claus #anticaper
Yes, pending psych evaluation. There is enough "reasonable" suspicion to get the attempted murder charge. She was represented in court by a lawyer today so the evidence tendered today would only have been brief and the denial of bail wasn't protested. - Johnny from iPhone
Basically, 1st the police charge you then you appear in court to test if the charge is reasonable. If so, a date is set for prelim then a trail date. In that time (which can be months) the charges can be amended by the prosecution with another hearing. The events and actions of the police so far don't suggest either way a premeditated murder (non-insanity). This will take time to play out. - Johnny from iPhone
I hope she gets the help she needs. - Melly Claus #anticaper
Melly Claus #anticaper
RT @i_am_1980: RT if you can remember these awesome toys! #PoundPuppies
RT @i_am_1980: RT if you can remember these awesome toys!  #PoundPuppies
I had a little one named Brownie. He had a vest made from an old sock. :) - Heather
I had Pablo, Pupsy, Fido and Priscilla. Josh had Turbo and now he belongs to Josiah ^_^ - Melly Claus #anticaper
Melly Claus #anticaper
RT @joshuamneff: Folks, please stop using OCD as a synonym for neat freak or germaphobe or overly organized.
Sometimes I feel like I'm labeling myself OCD because of the common usage of being neat and orderly. But I do have anxiety around certain things. It's such a hard thing to really understand when the actual symptoms and diagnosis are so different from common perception. I imagine there are people like me who can't tell if OCD fits them because of all the misinformation. - Heather
Andrew C (✔)
RT @loreliebrown: Hey @Target, Annie is black this movie. Her friends are too. So WHERE ARE THE BLACK GIRLS IN YOUR DISPLAY??
RT @loreliebrown: Hey @Target, Annie is black this movie. Her friends are too. So WHERE ARE THE BLACK GIRLS IN YOUR DISPLAY??
That's so gross. - Heather
I want an umbrella patterned to look like a tiffany or similar art nouveau lampshade. And chocolate covered Craisins. And a nifty knife block holder to stand on a table. #threethingsiwant
Oh that's lovely! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Janet, that one's more colorful. - Greg GuitarBuster
That is beautiful! - Heather Cheaper with free shipping - Janet
So pretty! I love that Frank Lloyd Wright one too. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Jason Toney
Ty Herndon, Billy Gilman join growing list of out country music artists
Ty Herndon, Billy Gilman join growing list of out country music artists
Wow. Good for them, but I can't imagine how difficult the road forward will be for them. I hope this makes a difference. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Sad that death threats and boycotting someone you previously liked is a reaction anyone has, but to have it on the level that Chely Wright faced is horrendous. I just hope that as more artists come out, people will start to accept that it's just how things are and no amount of tantrums will force passionate musicians away. - Heather
There was a Kitten Nursery dinner last night to thank the volunteers and workers for the first year in operation. They sent the speech out by email. The end made me a touch misty eyed.
"Thank you all for your hours spent weighing, feeding, hydrating, and cuddling those precious, screaming little souls. Thank you for loving animals enough to put your hearts on the line for kittens who might not make it through the night. And thank you for rejoicing with us at the sight of your favorites on the daily “adopted animals” list." I look forward to seeing you back here next summer in your fashionable smock, gloved to the wrists, screaming kitten in one hand and food-filled syringe in the other. You are my heroes. - Heather
Holly's favorite Anna
RT @ginad129: "Baby It's Cold Outside" comes on. 8yo son says: "She said she had to leave. Why's he still bothering her?!" Talk to your kids. They listen.
That kid is awesome. - Heather
Library Books Save FSU Student by Standing Up to Bullet -
"I didn't know this at the time, but the Shooter targeted me first. The shot I heard behind me I did not feel, nor did it hit me at all. He was about 5 feet from me, but he hit my books. Books one minute earlier I had checked out of the library, books that should not have stopped the bullet. But they did. I learned this about 3 hours after it happened, I never thought to check my bag."... more... - bentley
They absorb the force that well? It seems weird that you wouldn't feel any impact at all. - Meg VMeg
Maybe he was running at the time and, if he felt it, he assumed it was his bag bouncing on his back? - bentley
I've had adrenaline shocks so intense they felt physical. Maybe he had the adrenalin kick at the same time he was hit. - Heather
April Russo
Things have been going so well for me for the last year (for the most part) that I keep waiting for disaster to hit. And instead of disaster, I end up with another raise! I am now making double what I was at this time last year.
And what's more, I just landed a one-off side job building a site for the parent company, and they insist on paying me double my asking price. - April Russo
kickazz! - Big Joe Silence
YES! Nice work - Mo Kargas
BOOM! *does a little dance* - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Nice! - bentley
HUZZAH! - MoTO: #TeamMarina
That's great! - Stephan from iPhone
Fantastic! - Spidra Webster
*throws confetti* Woohoo! - Heather
I'm really happy for you, April. Congrats! - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Congratulations, April! And thank you for sharing your good news :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Andrew C (✔)
RT @zararah: COOL- John Oliver used blind submissions + proactive outreach to increase number of women writing #LastWeekTonight
RT @zararah: COOL- John Oliver used blind submissions + proactive outreach to increase number of women writing  #LastWeekTonight
He is awesome. - Heather
Chris let me decide if we were going to watch the tear-your-heart out season finally of Supernatural. I finally pushed play, cried through Carry On My Wayward Son.....
His mom came home, we had to stop watching. ARG! - Heather
Mom yelled at me because I did yoga.
She hurt herself doing it.... - Chris Topher
Heather did...hurt quite a lot too :P She was quite sore this morning. - Chris Topher
I'm in PT for my shoulders and I did table: I shouldn't have done it. :( - Heather
So she yelled at you because you OVERdid yoga. Take it easy there, sacredcowgirl! - Spidra Webster
zoinks. i hope you start feeling better soon. i'm sure Nurse Chris will take good care. - Big Joe Silence
Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
So back when I was hacked during my non playin time I contacted blizzard and thought everything was fixed.. They reversed my cc charges and unswitches my servers and returned my gold. But I just logged in to toons with no gear!!!
I took a look into the characters, and seen most of them have a ton of stuff still. The only one who didn't was the mage, which I did give some gear to help at least get back into a playable state. You may want to hit up the Timeless isle for some better gear, however. But if any other characters are missing anything, it's probably best to check the AH for something. /)_/) ( . . ) C(")(") Have a great rest of the night! - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
in other words, all of my toons stay naked except the one that gets some ugly mildly ok gear... So basically I got hosed.... Lost almost all of my heirloom gear too. I guess this leaves less ties to that server and the horde at least. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Ouch, that blows. :( - Heather
I wasn't thrilled with their response to be honest. My other characters have a lot of stuff in the bank, vanity items and old old pre LK gear. But nothing current, and I Raided to get some of the gear that is lost... so much work - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
I should pay my friends kid a few thousand gold to run Timeless Isle for me a few times on some toons haha. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Cat owner achievement unlocked! -Clean up cat puke.
You should get a dog to take care of that. - Stephan from iPhone
Not sure a dog licking the power-strip would be a great idea... x_x - Heather
Probably not! - Stephan from iPhone
Mary B: #TeamMonique
Andrew C (✔)
I expect less and less of interest from Pixar at this point. I just don't care about the Toy Story or Cars franchises, and they seem uninterested in making more of the types of films of theirs I genuinely enjoy. - Jennifer Dittrich
I genuinely liked Toy Story 3. Mostly for that one scary sequence, I guess. - Andrew C (✔)
I've never watched any Cars or Planes movies, I thought A Bug's Life was subpar and it was their second flick, and I still think Ratatouille is a mess structurally. - Andrew C (✔)
And see, Ratatouille is one of my favorites. Yeah, it's a mess, but I don't feel like they're trying to SELL ALL THE TOYS AND THINGS every other minute (if anything, it explicitly makes fun of that mentality, in a chef that waters down a good name to sell sketchy frozen food...) - Jennifer Dittrich
Well, I grew up loving the Transformers TV show, so entertainment designed to push the merch isn't gonna bother me too much. - Andrew C (✔)
Any of Mattel properties were always intended as long-form commercials to sell toys. To a certain point, many of the Disney films are also geared that way. For Pixar, that happens, but it was somewhat secondary to the actual films themselves. Of course, merchandise was still a concern, but the creativity behind the films themselves seemed to take more of a front seat before they were folded into Disney proper. Not surprising, just disappointing. - Jennifer Dittrich
Planes wasn't made by Pixar, so they can't take the blame on that. Disney made it independently. But I do think Pixar has generally done better on sequels than most other animated movie producers. - Heather
Kevin Fox
And masters, do not forget to specify, when time and place shall serve, that I am a motherfucker. #AddMotherfuckerToShakespeare
Or, swap out "masters" - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Good night, sweet prince, motherfuckers. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun, motherfuckers. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
To be or not to be, that is the question, motherfuckers. - Corinne L
Unsex me here, motherfucker. - Steele Lawman
Deformed, unfinish'd, sent before my time Into this breathing world, scarce half made up, motherfuckers. - miki from Flucso
My kingdom for a motherfucker. - Steele Lawman from Android
First thing we do, let's kill all the motherfuckers. - Steele Lawman from Android
Shall I compare thee to a motherfucker? - April Russo
Do you bite your thumb at me, motherfucker? - Heather
ET TU, MOTHERFUCKER!?! - Brent Schaus
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