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Micah
Seeing a random sampling of tweets which I'll paraphrase as, 'all this is brining out my inner libertarian'. Um, dudes, rest assured there are a few other political ideologies that ALSO, you know, define police playing the totalitarian card a fucking horror show.
And it is all dudes. - Micah
Yeah, but some people will never put the "liberal" badge on. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
remind them that "it ain't about you." - MoTO: #TeamMarina
There are a lot of flavors of libertarianism, but I always thought one of the main things libertarians tended to agree the government was good for was public security, and you had to get into anarchism for the rejection of even that. - Mark Trapp
Meg VMeg
I kind of wonder how the celery market sustains itself.
We know it's not due to the marketing (have you seen the Portlandia sketch on the topic?) - Marie from iPhone
peanut butter. its the only explanation - Sir Shuping is just sir
Low overhead. You can grow celery in a glass of water! - Mark Trapp
Oh dear god, am I a walking, breathing episode of Portlandia? It figures. - Meg VMeg
Buy stalks low, sell high. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa - Meg VMeg
Now I feel bad for celery. - Meg VMeg
Forget it, Meg: it's Corn Town. - Mark Trapp
Bwahaha! One of the many things I learned during my Amish romance period was that celery is a big deal with the Amish. http://www.amishfamilyvalues.com/amish... - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
Micah
#explainyourusername — a vainglorious riddle wrapped in a plagiarized mystery inside an unattributed enigma. PLS RT
AND FAVSTAR!! - Micah
Share, like, subscribe, regram. 1 pin = 1 respect - Mark Trapp
Meg VMeg
Every time I see "ISIS", I think it's a reference to Archer.
me too - weelibrarian
One of the primary reasons why I refuse to use ISIL or IS when referring to it. - Mark Trapp
me tooo - jambina
I keep thinking of this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - April Russo
Kevin Fox
Five years!
Long live the FriendFeed! - Brian Johns
The weirdest part is still don't know if FF is on death row or in Shangri-La. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Next major Facebook update: redirecting everyone from Facebook messenger to FriendFeed. Let the 1-star reviews flow! - Mark Trapp
Amit Patel
Crypt of the Necrodancer is a "dance dance roguelike" - Boing Boing - http://boingboing.net/2014...
Crypt of the Necrodancer is a "dance dance roguelike" - Boing Boing
Crypt of the Necrodancer is great. Giant Bomb did a decent 30 minute preview of it a few days ago: http://www.giantbomb.com/videos... - Mark Trapp
Meg VMeg
Dear biking people, please always wear your helmets. Please please please. My friend just got doored, and broke her knee and saw her ankle bone, but her skull is okay because of a helmet. Please.
Ouch. I hope she heals well and quickly. - RepoRat
Gaah. Sorry about her injuries, but hooray for helmets. - Steele Lawman
And make sure you replace your helmet if there's even a chance your head made contact with something during a crash! They're one-time use items. Also replace if you see any visible crackage in the foam or plastic shell, however slight, or if there looks to be permanent indentations. - Mark Trapp
oh jeezus. i'm glad her skull is okay. and what Mark said. - jambina
Luckily, it looks like her corpse ACL didn't tear. - Meg VMeg
they rarely do. - jambina
Yep, there was an all-state swimmer in our community who was skateboarding in front of his house, fell, hit his head, and suffered a TBI. He's been in a semi-vegetative state for the last 3 years. And a fit man in his 50s got knocked off his bike in his neighborhood and suffered a spinal cord injury. Two years later and he's just learning to walk again. Neither were wearing helmets. Helmets are good things ... Even if you don't think you'll be "going fast enough to hurt yourself". - Kristin from iPhone
Micah
Says Gmail, on email from my sister.
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Weird. What's your sister's name? Where does she live? Do you have her SSN and maiden name? I need it to, uh, investigate this bug. - Stephen Mack
What do you know that I don't know - WHAT DO YOU KNOW, GMAIL?!! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
"You may have already won! Please respond back with a list of your greatest fears." - Mark Trapp
Meg VMeg
Does anyone have the Roku stick? Does it work okay?
*bump* - Meg VMeg
Oh, now I'm seeing it only works with certain tv's. Nevermind. - Meg VMeg
I don't have one, sorry: I wind up using Apple TV for streaming. Weird that it only works with certain TVs: seems like it should work with anything that has a free HDMI port. - Mark Trapp
Meg VMeg
Stuck in my head for days - Meg VMeg
What. the. fuck? I mean, what the fucking fuck? - Zamms
Jen: "That was problematic." - Zamms
She means awesome. You will crave this. I can't stop. - Meg VMeg
Also, welcome to 2003! How I miss it, in some ways. - Meg VMeg
The lighting could pass for 1977. Why does TV still look so bad in 2003?! - Mark Trapp
I blame Craig Kilborn. For many things. - Meg VMeg
Listening to the original now. - Zamms
Sounds so restrained, no? In comparison? To this effervescence? (Seriously why does the original sound like that? It's like Collective Soul or something) - Meg VMeg
That is now my new profile description. - Zamms
AND ALL THE WORLD IS FOOTBALL SHAPED (your description is very good for Biden) - Meg VMeg
Is this song about BDSM? And anxiety? I haven't checked yet. - Meg VMeg
Um...where does one check for that. - Meg VMeg
It's more or less a stream of consciousness, written specifically to be a chart topper. Here's an interview with Andy Partridge, where he discusses what led him to create the song: http://www.myspace.com/xtcfans... - Mark Trapp
You rule. - Meg VMeg
So...yes. - Meg VMeg
WHAT IS WRONG WITH COLLECTIVE SOUL? - Joe
Nothing, they just sound like they placed all the speakers facedown on the floor before recording/playing. - Meg VMeg
I could see that. I am not a big CS fan. I saw them for free once. about 17 years ago after their first album. - Joe
This needed to be bumped. - Zamms
oh yes - Meg VMeg
Mandy sure is cute, but I like the XTC MTV version a little better. - Joe
I like that I can always find this just by remembering the word effervescence. - Zamms
Assuming I remember how to spell effervescence. - Zamms
Oh my god, this morning I was going to bump this. - Meg VMeg from Android
I need to bust out my XTC stuff - Steve C Team Marina
This is so good. It's something about how unlikely it is that she knows and likes this song, but she does, so what the fuck are you going to do/say about it. - Meg VMeg
And the eye contact at 3:38-3:45. Like, who knew this was a sexy song? Mandy Moore fucking knew. - Meg VMeg
And has committed to the occasional awkward "OWWW!" against everyone's better advice. - Meg VMeg
The arrangement is so odd. The bouncy cheesy synth in the second verse just KILLS me. Have you seen the track list on the album this is from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - Zamms
I want to listen to this sososososooooo much but everyone's still asleep here .... - LibrarianOnTheLoose
WAKE 'EM UP!!!! - Zamms
Oh wow, no, I didn't realize it was even on an album. How odd. - Meg VMeg
Russ says: "Is that Pat Benetar?" - LibrarianOnTheLoose
Benatar? spelling ish - LibrarianOnTheLoose
holly #ravingfangirl
gave up and turned on the space heater. ಠ_ಠ ಠ_ಠ ಠ_ಠ
It's July. Late July. What is wrong with this picture? - Holly's favorite Anna
I KNOW RIGHT - holly #ravingfangirl
You crazy. - Kristin
Nooooo you'll jinx it! 103 F for the next month! - Mark Trapp
IT'S NOT ME. the HVAC at work is running like it's 103F outside. - holly #ravingfangirl
Ohhh. In that case: to Holly's HVAC at work, nooooo you'll jinx it! - Mark Trapp
can you send some of that heat over my way? #freezing - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
MINE ALL MINE - holly #ravingfangirl
Meg VMeg
So here is a thing I realized about the song "Rocky Raccoon": she calls herself "Lil' McGill" using lil' as a cutesy modifier. It's NOT that she arbitrarily chooses to go by the actual name "Lil" for no real reason, while everyone thinks she's nuts, or that it's a dumb nonsensical rhyme. It does make sense: Lil' Nancy McGill.
One small problem that has been deep in the back of my mind since childhood has now been dispelled. Thank you. - Steele Lawman
I further posit that everyone makes a point of calling her Nancy because she's rather plump (or old?), and not lil' at all, and so calling herself that all the time gets on their nerves. - Meg VMeg
Alternatively, it could be a play on, "What? You mean, lil' old me?" and she's pretending to be innocent in the whole Rocky/Dan matter, but everyone knows that she's not. - Meg VMeg
Huh. I always surmised it was the actual name Lil, but it was her middle name because she hated her first name; everyone called her Nancy anyway because she grew up there and she went by her real first name until she got older. Kinda like how Indiana Jones goes by Indiana, but his father still calls him Junior because Indiana was their dog's name. - Mark Trapp
I feel like the fact that they were in "the black mining hills of Dakota" and later at a "hoedown" (etc. etc.) also backs up the Lil' theory (because of the Western theme). I plan to tweet at Yoko Ono tomorrow. - Meg VMeg
At least I'm not this crazy: http://beatlesnumber9.com/rocky... - Meg VMeg
Oh my. - Mark Trapp
Holy crap, she does a whole QandA day each Friday: http://imaginepeace.com/archive... - Meg VMeg
Mark's theory has also always been mine, but I like yours better. Also, please keep us posted. - laura x
Mark Trapp
The acquisition of FriendFeed continues to haunt me: just got my 8th (I think) ContentID claim about Downfall — FriendFeed! This one is from the guys who started it all back in 2010: Constantin Film. http://www.youtube.com/watch...
The acquisition of FriendFeed continues to haunt me: just got my 8th (I think) ContentID claim about Downfall — FriendFeed! This one is from the guys who started it all back in 2010: Constantin Film. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3g6-GWCGt8
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Previously: (1) https://friendfeed.com/itafrom... (2) https://friendfeed.com/itafrom... (3) https://friendfeed.com/itafrom... (4) https://friendfeed.com/itafrom... (5) https://friendfeed.com/itafrom... It's gotten so monotonous I didn't bother talking about 6 or 7, but this one comes full circle and comes with a takedown on Vimeo as well! - Mark Trapp
Good grief. - Jennifer Dittrich
Re....diculous. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Got an email from Vimeo this morning saying they put it back and made a note on my account explaining why it should stay up so it shouldn't happen again. Now if only YouTube would do that... - Mark Trapp
It's down again. :( - NOT THE CRICKET
:( - Anne Bouey
:( I should get around to self-hosting it sometime... - Mark Trapp
Meg VMeg
Dear Taxi Driver: You can't tell me that driving me to my house is basically taking money from your pocket, then in the next breath, complain that Uber is destroying the entire business. Or, you can, but I'm not going to be very sympathetic. Love, Meg
He said that because it's a short trip? - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
They usually say that if you take them to a neighborhood where they can't pick up a customer going back the way the taxi is headed. - Spidra Webster
Yes, I know why he said it (it's a long trip, Starmama, but he can't get a $$$$ fare in Brooklyn, because of a variety of reasons). In fact, I have had taxis refuse to drive me to Brooklyn before, which is illegal. The thing is that this is why people like Uber. - Meg VMeg
So much for that guy's tip. - Stephen Francoeur
Sorry, Meg, I was responding to Starmama. I very much understand why you'd be upset by that and that's why Uber and others are able to eat so much of the taxi cos' lunch. - Spidra Webster
Ah, gotcha! I also just got off a red-eye, so everything makes me crabby :) :( - Meg VMeg
Hated that when I was living in queens....rude cab drivers who didn't want to take me home - Hedgehog from Android
Man, a lot of times they could easily pick up fares in Brooklyn when they have to go out there, but they purposely avoid the hotspots and drive straight back to Manhattan because they don't want to risk having to go even deeper into the outer boroughs. - Mark Trapp
Yeah, and they could easily pick up fares if anyone in the outer boroughs ever expected to see them or get picked up by them, which we don't, so they can't. It's a very interesting ecosystem of politics/economics/logistics (especially now that green taxis and Uber are here), and I would have been happy to discuss it with him, but I think he wanted to "have a debate" or something (or make me feel bad or tip more). Who has the energy? - Meg VMeg
Mark Trapp
Finally seeing Noah. Yeah, yeah it’s Darren Aronofsky, but seriously: rock monsters?
No, you must be watching The Neverending Story. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Oh great, now you've made me think of the Swamp of Sadness. THANKS MICAH. - Mark Trapp
No. It is Rock Lobsters! - Joe
ROCK LOBSTAH!!!! ( I totally thought of the same thing >.<) - Chris Topher
Micah
E VER Y THING had an API these days.
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That doesn't look very web scale. - Mark Trapp
Is it thread-safe? - Glen Campbell
Is that where the images have been going? - Joe
Doesn't look very restful - Pete
GIGO - Kevin Johnson from Android
Plot twist: *only* supports DELETE. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
BINary coded - Ivan Crema
it's a LIFO API...last in, first out... - imabonehead
This is the idiomatic Node way to create packages. *ducks* - Mark Trapp
Ahem, you missed an opportunity to consolidate two words down to: Nodematic. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
"node".concat(function (e) { return function () { return 'm'.concat(function () { return 'atic'; })}}); - Mark Trapp
Meg VMeg
Do you have a safe deposit box? Like, one that you set up, not one that your parents set up which incidentally contains items belonging to you.
Yes. It has stuff like wills, deeds, etc. - John Dupuis
I got a good deal on one years ago at the Chase on University Place. I tried to find similar rates on the UWS but had no luck. - Stephen Francoeur
Yeah, it's got a few things in it. I need to put our wills in it. (NTS: get wills.) - Catherine Pellegrino
yes, we keep things like wills and living wills in it. When my spouse was still on a visa, we kept all of her official documents there - it would have been terrifying to lose them in a fire or to burglary, etc. My ex actually kept a relatively large stash of money (a few thousand) in hers. - Sarah
No, but I probably need to put my will into one. Or at least get that extra copy sent to my friend who lives out of state and is the back up executor. - Hedgehog
I preface this by stating flat out I know next to nothing about wills, but how do you get around the chicken-and-egg problem of needing the will to access the safe deposit box to access the will? - Mark Trapp
yes we have one. ^ copy of ... is how you get around. i actually don't know for sure what's in there. documents about our cars and our house and my engagement ring. - Christina Pikas
Yes, what Christina said. We have a copy, our lawyer has a copy, and the original is in the safe deposit box. - Sarah
i got one in the mid-80s, i forget why. later, once i married, we kept our passports and leftover foreign currency and titles and wills and other documents in it. my wife and i decided to ditch it a few years back for what we feel is a better solution for us. - Big Joe Silence
Yep. Stack of cash, extra passports for various nationalities/identities, loaded handgun, microfilm... the usual. - SAM
I used to, then I moved and never got around to setting up a new one but I should've. Since I'm about to move again, I think I will this time. I just need to find a place to replace my good credit union. - bentley
@SAM: i always knew there was more to you than a ranch and a guitar. time to come in. - Big Joe Silence
Used to and probably should again, not for wills (exc. copy) so much as for other legal documents. - Walt Crawford
yes. I've kept one since I left home. It has original documents (birth certificate, passport, vaccine records, etc.), inherited jewelry and other tidbits of reasonable value, and a meager stash of emergency cash. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Yes, I've had one since my mid-20s, a long time ago. :) Contents include wills, trusts, deeds, titles, passports, vaccination records, marriage license, jewelry, and copies of wills/trusts of relatives that name us as executors. Also contains some of the same for kids who have not yet obtained a box. - Anne Bouey
Nope. I also need to make a will. And get some witnesses to sign my durable power of attorney. - laura x
Christina and Sarah: Aha, makes sense. Thanks guys! - Mark Trapp
Never thought about it. Vital legal documents are in a pocket in my go-bag. Not so useful if fire breaks out when I'm not at home, granted. Should scan and email copies to myself, at least. - Deborah Fitchett
A cemetery worker suggested having important papers placed in waterproof baggies or containers and then placed in the freezer. In circumstance of fire this appears one of the last to be damaged. - Janet
Meg VMeg
I can't tell how irritating it is when I speak Spanish to people in my new neighborhood (where Spanish is basically all you hear). In my head, I look/sound like Peggy Hill (from King of the Hill), which makes me cringe, even though I actually can speak Spanish. And I don't want it to seem like I assume people can't speak English.
I assume you don't speak Spanish really slowly, then? If you speak at speed, maybe people assume you're just one of the good gringos? (DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LINGUIST OR A PERSON OF SPANISH DESCENT.) - Zamms
In my head, it's never fast/good enough to make up for how white I am. It's compounded by the fact that I often can't understand what people are saying to me in any language. - Meg VMeg
I wonder, is it like how I feel whenever try to speak Tagalog? I feel like people kind of laugh in amusement then talk to me in English anyway. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
My experience has been similar to Victor's: if they don't appreciate my attempt to speak their native language, they'll usually attempt to start speaking English to get me to stop. If they haven't done that to you yet, you're probably okay. Maybe. Hopefully. - Mark Trapp
Micah
Sometimes you pull into a parking lot and something just feels wrong; you back out, speed away, and feel the rush of life pulse through your veins.
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Swing your partner round and round, dosey doe! - Meg VMeg
Suddenly, "Radioactive" starts playing with no discernible audio source. - Mark Trapp
Send them into space... http://www.christiananswers.net/spotlig... this review is interesting, and they only saw the first 30 minutes. - Joe
Micah
Do the same people who design PDF forms design carnival attractions b/c my response to both is I want to get off this ride immediately.
You must have Adobe Reader 7.0 or later installed to ride this rollercoaster. - Mark Trapp
Mark Trapp
Ah, explosions and ambulances: the sounds of freedom.
Don't forget the airlift helicopters. - Jennifer Dittrich
Ooh, haven't heard those yet: Portland's slacking this year. - Mark Trapp
When an ambulance flashes lights but no sirens, that's subtweeting, right? - Micah
I live next to a hospital, so I've seen at least one so far today. That's not necessarily odd for a weekend, but still. - Jennifer Dittrich
Micah: I have no idea what subtweeting is. Is that like the Sub-Mariner of Twitter? Man, what a lame superhero. - Mark Trapp
Stephen Mack
I'm trying out "Breeze," the new step-tracking iPhone app from RunKeeper. It uses the built-in motion tracking hardware of the iPhone 5S. Gets decent results. However, the notifications are ridiculous and patronizing. If it can't talk to me like I'm an adult, I have no respect for it.
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Fancy that. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I would have to punch my phone if I saw that. I don't remember if it was Endomodo or Runkeeper who had the "encouragement coach" while you're running, but it was like pure sarcasm, "Oh. Another half mile. Good. For. You." - Anika
Ugh: I hate apps that do that. MailChimp is another one. I'd like to know where in the world that type of condescending tone is considered familiar. - Mark Trapp
Anika: They turned Clippy into a running coach??? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Micah
72 hrs is the new 10,000 hrs.
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Xamarin. Good night, Marge. - Akiva
It's like 1000 shits. - NOT THE CRICKET
// when all you need is a knife - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
72 hours is like... 4 millennia in Reddit years. - Mark Trapp
Micah
Future archaeologists will call the emojii era the 'little boxes' movement, and float wild theories as to the curious purpose of rectangle arrays.
H/T Malvina Reynolds. - Micah
The rectangles are part of the emoji long-form calendar, which predicts the return of PILE OF POO U+1F4A9 brown dwarf and certain doom for Earth on December 21, 2412. - Mark Trapp
Meg VMeg
It's fine to refreeze butter, right?
No loss of turgor or something. - Meg VMeg from Android
I do it all the time. - laura x from iPhone
That's where I keep butter I'm not using. - lris
butter you're not using? *does not compute* - Marina's Godmother :-)
But to refreeze? Like, I bought infinite butter, and it's in the freezer. If it should defrost or god forbid melt, can I simply refreeze? - Meg VMeg from Android
why is there freezing in the first place? - Mr. The Jason Fleming
Joe: We certainly freeze butter because we don't use that much of it (and ideally buy Land o' Lakes 8-half-sticks-to-the-pound when it's on sale). - Walt Crawford
As long as it's wrapped tightly, you should be fine. Keep it away from air or light. Oh and of course heat. - Mark Trapp
i think you could probably refreeze. If you move it in a cooler, it probably won't melt all the way anyway. I buy 3x1lb packs at costco so i freeze them,too - Christina Pikas
Pack it with some frozen 2-liter bottles of water, too. They take longer to melt and don't make the mess that ice cubes would. - April Russo
Whew, the butter made it. - Meg VMeg from Android
Micah
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"We apologize for the inconvenience, but the sunset of the sunset has been sunset." - Mark Trapp
Meg VMeg
50 years from now, there will be tales told of the endless pay-it-forwarding of skateboard wheels. You won't be considered a local until you've received them. - Mark Trapp
Throw in the cat, and I'll take them. - Joe
I miss them now. - Meg VMeg from Android
somebody bought them? - kendrak
Free stuff. A million people wanted them. I am too sentimental. - Meg VMeg from Android
Meg VMeg
The movers say that my boxes are "a little heavy"? I'm not sure what I can do about that, at this point.
They might be making conversation. Maybe if I tip them in advance, the boxes will be lighter. - Meg VMeg
Does sound like the start of a protection racket. "These boxes are a little heavy: would be a shame if something were to happen to them. Perhaps our friend Andrew Jackson can ease the load." - Mark Trapp
Now they are implying that the 8 cement stairs leading up to my building mean that I am technically on the 4th floor (though it wouldn't cost more if I were on the 4th floor). Hmmmmmm... - Meg VMeg
lol Mark - Meg VMeg
"I'll work on lowering earth's gravitational pull. In the mean time, heave-ho, gents." - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
"Oh, I thought you were at least as strong as I am" *hoists box* - lris
"sorry everything went wibbly wobbly after that last journey, so the gravitational pull is a bit strong today. let me go bang on things and see if i can fix it" - Sir Shuping is just sir
"These? These ain't nothin'. You shoulda seen the LAMP." - RepoRat
LOLOLOLOL - Meg VMeg
The movers I had complained about the heavy book boxes. Said that's why it took them longer to move than the estimate. Be prepared for that. - Holly's favorite Anna
Oh yes, I am hugely prepared for this to turn into a nightmare. I'm surprised it's gone so well, so far. - Meg VMeg
No easy parking at the new place. They are gonna be unhappy. - Meg VMeg from Android
Except that this is their job and they work in New York. So they should Suck It. - lris
Yeah that's like me at my old data entry job saying, these documents have a lot of characters to enter! lol - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Mark Trapp
So long, Google+ profile!
Nuke it from cyberspace! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
+1 Micah - Mark Trapp
Micah
Wait, wasn't #MEXvsNED a Simpsons episode?
Goooooo-diddly-ooooal! - Mark Trapp
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