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Anne Bouey
6.0 Earthquake centered a few miles away did some damage here.
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I was like "HOLY HELL!!!1!1!" until I realised the portrait photos are landscape here :) - Johnny from iPhone
Whoa. Everybody okay? - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Hope y'all are ok. - Kirsten from Android
Non-human damage is doable. Glad you are okay. - Janet
Everyone is fine. Despite what the photos show, the house didn't flip over! Pics just showed up sideways. :) - Anne Bouey from iPhone
When I saw the epicenter, I wondered if you guys were unscathed. Glad to hear. - Anika
Power is out so we'll see if there's damage to the house in daylight. - Anne Bouey from iPhone
that poor pineapple ;) (glad everyone is ok) - ellbeecee from Android
Glad you're okay. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
Glad everyone is okay. Stay safe! - Kristin from iPhone
I didn't think it was that big! It woke us up, but I was thinking it was in the 4.x range. I'm glad you are okay and hope that, in the daylight, the damage isn't worse. - vicster: full-bodied
Glad you're OK. - Eric Logan
I'm glad you guys are okay. - NOT THE CRICKET
Glad you're all ok! - Mary Carmen from iPhone
But how is the beautiful deck??? Oh and the kitty? :) - Steve C
Very glad you guys are okay. You were the first person I thought of when I heard where it was. *hugs* - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Yeesh. Felt it here in Sac so I knew it had to be a big one. Glad you're okay, Anne. - Corinne L
Just saw the news and raced to check in. I'm glad you're okay! - joey
Glad you're ok! I now understand why the previous owners of my house had baby proofing on lower AND upper cabinets. Wondering if I should put them back on... - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
^ Good idea - Stephan Planken from iPhone
((((Anne)))) - MAMA VAL#GOSCARLETTGO
Earthquake putty for display items. Can't recommend it enough <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Glad you're OK. "hugs" - #cryptic from FFHound(roid)!
(((( )))) ... hope you are doing OK!! - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Glad to hear you're OK! - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Scary. I felt it all the way down here in Watsonville. - Rodfather from Android
glad you all are ok! - holly #ravingfangirl
Happy to hear that no one was hurt! - Jenny H. from Android
Micah
This Vine right here: https://twitter.com/campbel...
Don't miss this - turn audio on. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I saw a still of this last night. That is cool as hell. St. Louis, I love you. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
Meg VMeg
The smoke alarm says, "Fire fire fire," in a calm lady voice, on top of the usual beeeeeep. Seems like overkill? I had never heard this before. For a second, I thought my roommate was making fun of the alarm.
I guess so you don't confuse it with a hypothetical CO detector? But what does that one say then? - Meg VMeg
Also, IT'S NOT FIRE, IT'S COOKIE BRITTLE, LADY. - Meg VMeg
Rude alert! Rude alert! An electrical fire has knocked out my voice recognition unicycle! Many Wurlitzers are missing from my database. Abandon shop! This is not a daffodil. Repeat, this is not a daffodil. - Betsy
Cookie brittle? - kendrak from Android
WHAT DID YOUR FATHER TEACH YOU WHAT DID YOUR FATHER TEACH YOU WHAT DID YOUR FATHER TEACH YOU WHAT DID YOUR FATHER TEACH YOU - Meg VMeg
"FIRE! FIRE! BURING THE DANCE FLOOR" - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
The combo CO/Smoke alarms do say "Fire, fire, fire" and not just beep, when they detect smoke...at least mine does. But it doesn't know the difference between fire and a pan full of tater tots & fish sticks, or pancakes, or steak, or sometimes pizza. (I hate having a smoke detector in my kitchen) - April Russo
Time to take the batteries out and pray the thing isn't hard wired. - laura x from iPhone
April, do you know what it's supposed to say if there's excess CO? "Carbon monoxide carbon monoxide carbon monoxide" (say *that* three times fast)? - Meg VMeg
mine yells Fire! Feu! Fire! Feu!. Apparently voices wake people up better than beeps. - weelibrarian
They did a study a couple of years ago and found that kids just don't hear the fire alarm when they're asleep. This link is to a similar study 8 years ago. https://www.techdirt.com/article... - Betsy
Meg, thankfully, I have never heard it NOT say "Fire, Fire, Fire" or go off when my hubby wasn't cooking something. - April Russo
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
OH [boys watching Battleship downstairs]: "Why is there only one female in this movie?" Welp, looks like it's time for "The (Bechdel) Talk".
Great opener: compare "Thor" with "The Avengers." Pretty good examples of movies with similar themes and content, one passes easily, the other doesn't. - Jennifer Dittrich
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
Meg VMeg
Got tailed by neighborhood security for taking phone pics (from the sidewalk!) of some of the crazy mansions. Lol, dude, don't put crazy mansions in the middle of Brooklyn then. Sorry I'm reusing an IKEA bag and wearing sneakers with no socks.
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wow. gorgeous. - jambina
It is unreal. I could look at them for hours. So many strange porches and columns and cupolas. Cupolae? - Meg VMeg
Are you in the Bay Ridge section? *cough* mafia *cough - Janet from FFHound!
Wow, these are in Brooklyn ? I can't even imagine what they cost and what taxes must be - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Kensington? Midwood? - ♫Robot Chicken, Trainer♫ from FFHound!
Ditmas Park! It looks like they go for anywhere $1-3million: http://ny.curbed.com/archive... No idea what the taxes would be like. - Meg VMeg
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
Meg VMeg
I've become one of the unabashed, single-party phone-readers at restaurants. I tip well, at least?
I usually go with that. - Julian
HEY ME TOO - jambina
Thirded. - RepoRat
Same, here. And I tip especially well at the places that the waitstaff don't bother me while I read. - Katy S from iPhone
I too am in your club! - Janet from FFHound!
Me too - am in fact doing that right now at a random pizza joint in Bryn Mawr. Also helps with avoiding conversation with others at the bar (when I want to avoid conversation). - Sarah from FreshFeed
me too - ellbeecee
Yup, mostly at lunch and more on the iPad. I tip well if they leave me alone except for endless drink refills. - ~Courtney F
Its better than zingle party palm reader. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Just curious: Is there something about phone-reading in restaurants that makes it different (more difficult, easier, whatever) than, you know, single-party print reading, which I've been doing for decades? - Walt Crawford
I read from my tablet while eating alone in restaurants, but otherwise, me too! - WebGoddess
Walt, personally, I feel stupider or more anti-social looking at my phone than I would if I had a real book (or obvious reading device). They all feel pretty awkward to me, though, and I'm only really getting over that now. - Meg VMeg
You people and your meal-reading! Destroying the very fabric of our society. SHAME. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
OMG, SO YOU'RE THE VOICE I HEAR IN MY HEAD. - Meg VMeg
It may actually stem from being told "NO READING AT THE TABLE, IT'S RUDE" when I was a kid, even though the circumstances are totally different. - Meg VMeg
Meg: Good point. Fortunately, even my inner voice figured out that a family sitting around a table is different than me sitting by myself. And I can see that "playing with your phone when you should be eating" could seem more awkward than reading while eating. - Walt Crawford
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
Huh. You have to (get to?) apply for a permit to use a metal detector in NYC parks and beaches: http://www.nycgovparks.org/permits...
My husband lost his wedding ring in an Edinburgh park and some kind person with a metal detector came to help us. He had to get permission and everything he found was to be turned over as it belongs to the queen. (We didn't find the ring but it was fun to look). - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
Micah
MONTANA
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Big sky country. :) - Jenny H. from Android
Tiny ground country :) - Eivind from Android
Much ground cropped out. Because rear-view mirror. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Oh, you are in Montana! Espresso shack + gambling galore! - Meg VMeg
I could trip anywhere here, Meg, and land on an espresso shack. Wish we had them in the AB. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I love the Berkeley Pit Overlook and Nevada City's Music Hall, if you're headed out that-a-ways. The latter is probably more interesting for kids. And the Miracle of America Museum is...compelling. - Meg VMeg
Thanks for those POIs, Meg, looking at where they map right now. - Micah
Will y'all be going to Glacier National Park, Micah? West side's more popular/crowded, but east side's really, really gorgeous, too. - Kirsten
Actually, we're taking the less scenic, but faster route up to Lethbridge. - Micah
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
Stephen Mack
A compilation of the music videos for Weird Al Yankovic's new album, Mandatory Fun [Wiki link] - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
A compilation of the music videos for Weird Al Yankovic's new album, Mandatory Fun [Wiki link]
A compilation of the music videos for Weird Al Yankovic's new album, Mandatory Fun [Wiki link]
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From the Wiki article: "To help promote Mandatory Fun in social media circles, Yankovic produced eight music videos for the album; one was revealed each day starting on July 14, 2014, a day prior to the album's release. Yankovic commented that 'there is no more music television' as there was in the past, and that 'the Internet [...] is the new MTV' that operates continuously. He took the idea that promoting a new video for eight continuous days 'would make an impact because people would be talking about the album all week long.' [...] The music video aspect of Yankovic's songs had been a past part of his success, but for Mandatory Fun RCA Records opted not to fund production of any videos. Instead, Yankovic turned to various social media portals including Funny or Die and CollegeHumor which he had worked with in the past; these sites helped to cover the production costs to allow Yankovic to make the videos with Yankovic foregoing any ad revenue from the videos. Yankovic chose to... more... - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
More: "The first music video debuted on July 14, featuring the song "Tacky". Produced by Nerdist Industries, the one-shot video features Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Eric Stonestreet, Kristen Schaal, Jack Black, and Yankovic dressed in tacky clothes and dancing purposely poorly while lip-synching to the song reflecting on the song's lyrics about a person who brags on about his obnoxious... more... - Stephen Mack
1. Monday, July 14, "Tacky" (Parody of Pharrell's "Happy") https://www.youtube.com/watch... (from Nerdist) - Stephen Mack
Also: Thursday, July 17, "Tacky" (live on Conan) https://www.youtube.com/watch... (from Team Coco) - Stephen Mack
More: "The video for 'Word Crimes' features kinetic typography created by Jarrett Heather, reflecting the song's theme of proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation." - Stephen Mack
2. Tuesday, July 15, "Word Crimes" (Parody of Thicke's "Blurred Lines") https://www.youtube.com/watch... (from alyankovicVEVO) - Stephen Mack
3. Wednesday, July 16, "Foil" (Parody of Lorde's "Royals") https://www.youtube.com/watch... (from College Humor) - Stephen Mack
More: " 'Foil''s video, produced in conjunction with CollegeHumor, shows Yankovic as a host of a cooking show obsessing on the use of aluminium foil, slowly descending into conspiracy theories; it also includes guest appearances by Patton Oswalt, Tom Lennon, and Robert Ben Garant. - Stephen Mack
More: "'Handy' was released through Yahoo! Screen's 'Sketchy' channel, and is presented in the style of a late-night informercial with Yankovic performing as a residential general contractor; the video also includes Eddie Pepitone, Justin Giddings, and Ted Hollis." - Stephen Mack
4. Thursday, July 17, "Handy" (Parody of Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy") https://screen.yahoo.com/weird-a... (from Yahoo Sketchy) -- reposted by a random individual on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch... - Stephen Mack
More: "The video for 'Sports Song' plays to the song's theme, featuring Yankovic along with the Riverside City College Marching Tigers band performing a routine on a football field during the song; the video was directed by Yankovic with Andrew Bush and Brad Schulz and produced in conjunction with Funny or Die." - Stephen Mack
5. Friday, July 18: "Sports Song" https://www.youtube.com/watch... (from FunnyOrDie) - Stephen Mack
More: "The video for "First World Problems" was directed by Liam Lynch, and shows Yankovic, posing as a 'pretentious jerk' wearing a 'douchey blonde wig,' over-reacting to minor annoyances of a well-off lifestyle." - Stephen Mack
6. Saturday, July 19: "First World Problems" https://www.youtube.com/watch... (from alyankovicVEVO) - Stephen Mack
More: 'Lame Claim to Fame' is a stop-motion video directed by animator Tim Thompson, using a scrapbooking approach to show the protagonist's passing ties with various celebrities. Among the cut-outs of celebrities named in the song, the video includes pictures of Dr. Demento, the radio host that helped Yankovic's rise to popularity." - Stephen Mack
7. Sunday, July 20: "Lame Claim to Fame" https://www.youtube.com/watch... (from alyankovic) - Stephen Mack
More: "The final video released was for 'Mission Statement,' and was produced by TruScribe, featuring time-lapse drawings relating to the song's lyrics on a white board. The video took about 10 months to create." - Stephen Mack
"Handy" was July the 17th according to the wiki. Sports Song the 18th, and First World Problems the 19th. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - NOT THE CRICKET
8. Monday, July 21: "Mission Statement" (Parody of Graham Nash's "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes") http://blogs.wsj.com/speakea... (from WSJ via Vevo) [YouTube URL for Mission Statement forthcoming, I don't think it's been published there yet] - Stephen Mack
"Word Crimes" is definitely my favorite. - Stephen Mack
Thanks, Jimminy -- I corrected the dates above. - Stephen Mack
For me, it's a toss-up between "Word Crimes" and "Foil" :) - Brent Schaus
The co-branding I find fascinating. - Stephen Mack
And using a CSN melody for "Mission Statement"? Stroke of genius, imo. - Brent Schaus
I haven't watched that one yet. :) Tonight! - Stephen Mack
The big downside to his strategy of peppering his eight videos across different sites is that it's tough to find them all. Yesterday I was at a friend's house and we were searching YouTube (via the TiVo app) trying to watch them all, and missed half of them. It'll also be interesting to see if some of the better videos don't get as many views because of which account or site was used to post/promote, or if some of the more marginal videos get more views because of the traffic of the originating site. - Stephen Mack
labels (not just RCA) refusing to bankroll promotional stuff is a pretty common occurrence. has been for ages and ages. they sure want a cut of any profits made, tho! #LittleRedHen - Big Joe Silence
The album has hit #1 on Billboard: http://t.co/dVSO6q5KbL (via Andy Baio, http://friendfeed.com/waxpanc...) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Controversy over a word used in Word Crimes: http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll... - Stephen Mack from iPhone
The distribution strategy was because he wanted to see the videos made. http://adage.com/article... Edit: I Are Cannot Reed. - NOT THE CRICKET
Micah
Meg VMeg
The secret to Shake Shack is to get a beer from the very short express/beverage line, then you can drink it while you're waiting in the very long food line.
You're welcome. - Meg VMeg from Android
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
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
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
Amit Patel
I decided to plot the Basal Metabolic Rates from wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...)
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I drew the Harris-Benedict, Revised Harris-Benedict, and Miffler St Jeor formulas, male and female variants. - Amit Patel
Observation 1: the two Harris-Benedict formulas (thin lines) are *quite* different for men and women. The Miffler St Jeor formula has a different constant but the slope is the same. - Amit Patel
Observation 2: the old and new Harris-Benedict formulas are quite similar; they almost overlap. - Amit Patel
Observation 3: for the getting the same number of calories (eating minus exercise), women will weigh a *lot* more than men. 40 lb if you believe Miffler St Jeor and up to 70 lb if you believe Harris-Benedict. - Amit Patel
This screenshot doesn't take into account the effects of age or height; I might build an interactive version that lets me put those in. - Amit Patel
Ok, I implemented the diagrams and they were far less interesting than I hoped, and probably a waste of time. But I got some answers to my questions. If using the Miffler St Jeor formulas: (1) each +5 cal eaten daily translates to +1 lb (!unbelievable!); (2) each year you get +1 lb heavier, if calories stay fixed; (3) each year if you want your weight to stay steady you need to adjust diet/exercise -5 cal/day. - Amit Patel
I'm mostly staring at this in disbelief. Did I do the calculations wrong? Or is all you have to do to lose 1lb to eat FIVE CALORIES less (every day)? - Amit Patel
I think that might be right, it's 1-3 days fasting. And I know, from second hand experience, that sustained fasting can cut about 30lbs in 2-3 weeks, (~1.5lb/day, in the first week it's possible to see closer to ~2lb/day). On a yearly basis though, that 1lb will most likely be obscured by water variance. - NOT THE CRICKET
It's interesting that Mifflin is pretty much just a simplified combined average of male and female Harris-Benedict, but has a significant bias on height. - NOT THE CRICKET
Meg VMeg
Over-tipped, because the bar reeked of mildew and the patrons were shrieking, and so I felt bad for the bartender who made me an amazing cocktail involving black pepper syrup and muddled strawberries when I asked what he would recommend.
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
holly #ravingfangirl
Oregon Officers Made List Of People Who Should ‘Eat A Bowl Of Dicks’ - http://uproxx.com/webcult...
Oregon Officers Made List Of People Who Should ‘Eat A Bowl Of Dicks’
"A wrongful termination lawsuit filed against the University of Oregon by a fired public safety officer contains some hilarious details about the man’s former work environment. Namely, a fantastic list his fellow officers compiled of people that should “eat a bowl of dicks." - holly #ravingfangirl from Bookmarklet
that is quite a list. - holly #ravingfangirl
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)!
Is this why they call it the "Internet of Things"? - Slippy: Formless
BINary coded - Ivan Ice Cream
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
Last night in Utah. Red Iguana takeout ftmfw.
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that looks *so* good. - holly #ravingfangirl
Roughly left to right: queso, beans, salsa, chips AND totopos, enchiladas suizas (but they do it with mole poblano), an almond mole dish called PUNTAS DE FILETE A LA NORTEÑA, shrimp quesadilla, nachos http://www.rediguana.com/menu - Meg VMeg
It's seriously amazing. You had to wait 40 minutes for a table, so we got everything to-go in 15. - Meg VMeg
So wise. I ate lunch there once. Good stuff. - laura x from iPhone
Laura! We saw so many bison. We thought of you. - Meg VMeg
Aww! I miss it out there so much. - laura x from iPhone
And I miss you and Ellen too!!! - laura x from iPhone
We miss you! *mwah* - Meg VMeg
Any nachos left? *wants* <oops! sorry. Threadjack> - Marie
Meg VMeg
Animals I did not hit at 2am, after driving 4 hours, after being awake since 3:30am: 3 deer with antlers, 2 deer without antlers, 2 jackrabbits, 1 cottontail rabbit, 1 freaked out raccoon frozen in the middle of the road.
The next day I did not hit a family of 5 Merriam's turkeys (3 babies) and 2 Kaibab squirrels. - Meg VMeg
Micah
Micah
[Scene: our garage sale] Friendly Dude: "Can I jew you to $20 for the lens?" Well, considering I'm Jewish I wouldn't put it that way." Dude: [not skipping a beat] "Oh yeah, I am too, a little bit."
So he's only a little self-hating, and a lot of an antisemite. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Hah, I use that word to myself all the time in that context. 'I should open this next tube of toothpaste. Nah, I'm going to Jew the shit out of this one first.' - Akiva
I took the deal. Because j-word. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Meg VMeg
YOU GUYS, ENGLISH DVORAK IS NOW A GOOGLE APPS "INPUT TOOLS" OPTION
Only LBC appreciates the joy of DVORAK. - Meg VMeg
It's unfortunate. More people should know this joy. I've tried to proselytize, but often failed. - ellbeecee
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
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