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L to tha B
No outside food or drink. Water is a drink. Therefore... It's not that difficult, people. #gameday
We've got some stadiums around here with a similar posting, but water is an exception (as long as it is in an unopened bottle.) - Jennifer Dittrich
Do they provide free water inside the stadium? If not, boo to that business. - Johnny from iPhone
My guess is they don't want to examine bottles to see if they're open. Plus Dasani is $3.50 a bottle at the concession stand, so there's money to be made. - L to tha B from Android
Melly - #TeamMarina
But girls just wanna! - Steve C Team Marina
... sex you up? - Johnny from iPhone
... hold my haaaaa-aaa-aaaand? - Johnny from iPhone
... zooma- zoom-zoom-zoom in a poom-poom? *shakes rump* - Johnny from iPhone
We just got a pet giraffe and we need a name. Georgine, Ginger, Geo?
Geraldine? - Jennifer Dittrich
screensaver :P - imabonehead
Geoffrey. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Shorty - Heather
He has a name, dammit. It's Geordi. - NOT THE CRICKET
Gerard. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Siri - imabonehead
Deep Throat - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Neckless - Johnny from iPhone
His name is Robert Scoble. - NOT THE CRICKET
"Geoffrey" is the Toys R Us giraffe. - Betsy
Eggert Fabergé - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Andrew C (✔)
RT @lin_manuel: Who permitted this nonsense
RT @lin_manuel: Who permitted this nonsense
money - Big Joe Silence
I mean, Hollywood and Vine has always been known for its prostitutes. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Even if you are "chosen" to have a star by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, you have to pay for it. It runs about $30,000. Most studios foot the bill as promo for upcoming movies and that's how Trump got his... As promo for season 6 of The Apprentice (held in California). - Johnny
If you read the saga about Adam West's recent star, you see the seedy underbelly of the whole thing. - Johnny
$30k is chump change in this town. It's practically pocket lint for big players in the industry. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
I had 100% forgotten about The Apprentice. - Andrew C (✔)
Victor Ganata
"Why is there an age restriction for driving a car but not for shooting an Uzi at a firing range?"
'murrica. - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
It was 8 (she was 9). - Johnny from iPhone
Can you imagine the carnage if we let 8 year olds drive? - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Oh god, bedlam. - Johnny from iPhone
What I'm really enjoying about Splinter Cell: Blacklist is the consequences of violence. Being loud and fatal is a disadvantage to sneaky, non-lethal and even undetected. You get a higher score the more non-violent you get. The highest points come from levying "enemies" untouched.
The 3 largest Xbox achievements are for completing the game without killing anyone, without even being detected and completing it on Perfectionist difficulty where a loud and violent strategy makes the game almost impossible. - Johnny
So Australia is even crazier than I thought it was? HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?!?! -
So Australia is even crazier than I thought it was? HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?!?!
Yep. Pretty much true. - Johnny from iPhone
It just occurred to me that Hitchcock's "The Birds" must seem like the lamest thing to the average Australian. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
I have a magpie phobia after getting swooped quite viciously as a kid. I refuse to walk anywhere in magpie season (and usually a month or two either side) unless I'm carrying an umbrella. - Melly - #TeamMarina
There are birds here with that swooping behavior during nesting season, I forget what kind of bird but there was a big problem with them by San Francisco city hall, used to be reports on the news about it every year. People with bloody foreheads n shit. Haven't heard anything in a while, maybe they moved them away from downtown. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
& this thread cracked me the hell up. What the actual fuck Australia. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
LOL, crazy! Our magpies are so docile. - Jenny H. from Android
@starmama: red-winged blackbirds during nesting season. One nested on a streetlight right outside the staff door at MfPOW. It got me once or twice. Here's news video from Chicago. - Betsy
That was them! People claimed there was one bird in particular who was attacking people the most, started calling it Swoopy :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Plovers are little bastards too. - Melly - #TeamMarina
My heart keeps catching in my throat watching that magpie video. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Can I please go back to just shrimps on barbies image of Australia? I guess not. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
When I am king, those who can not queue logically and with consideration will be first against the wall.
Will they have to queue to wait their turn at the wall? - Betsy
Yes. The final punishment ;) - Johnny from iPhone
Victor Ganata
The deranged manner in which gamers attack women make me want to rethink my position about the whole "video games cause violence" hypothesis.
Eh, sadly that environment doesn't feel a lot more hostile to me than many other areas (YouTube, anyone?) I think there's just a lot of shitty people out there, and areas where they're aggressively public just show it off better. - Jennifer Dittrich
Sure, it's more just a symptom than the actual problem. But sometimes it just seems like there's an entire army of Eliot Rodgers out there. - Victor Ganata
As a gamer myself I'd say that "video games cause violence" is false but "violent people are often drawn to video games" is very very true. - Johnny
(That makes me sound like I'm violent but I meant it as I have observed this occuring) - Johnny
Johnny, that's often how I've felt about it - and it seems to draw a huge amount from the culture the person's steeped in. It isn't like you have a huge rash of mega violent gamers in Japan, China and Korea, and gaming is huge in all of those places. As gaming becomes far more the normal thing that most people grow up doing, the likelihood that a violent person is a gamer goes waaaaay up, unrelated to gaming itself. - Jennifer Dittrich
Case In Point: RoosterTeeth is a channel I love to watch and it's all about gaming. If you read the YouTube comments for their videos you'd think all the fans were misogynistic assholes. On their forums, completely different. Most people only see the YouTube comments because they are most present. - Johnny
Well, yeah, I definitely don't think the actual mechanism of gaming causes people to become violent, but perhaps the culture that it fosters needs a second look. - Victor Ganata
I think such a huge portion of keeping the discourse civil in anywhere is active human-driven moderation with clear community guidelines. This stuff festers and grows because it is allowed to, or the measures taken are half-hearted and don't cover the majority of offenders. - Jennifer Dittrich
Jason Toney
RT @andysternberg: US states with the lowest rates of accidental shootings have the most rigorous firearm laws
RT @andysternberg: US states with the lowest rates of accidental shootings have the most rigorous firearm laws
And then compare the US to countries with rigorous firearm laws and it's even more depressing. - Steve C Team Marina
In parts of NY, you cant even buy ammo without a special permit. Surprised the hell out of me when I went back there after KY, where bullets are practically in Happy Meals. - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Laws are a part of it but culture is the keystone. We may have lower gun crime here but we also don't have a religious relationship with guns and their ownership. I honestly wonder if it's the fact we never violently threw out British colonial rule has something to do with that. - Johnny from iPhone
Melly - #TeamMarina
My child would be difficult. He's been invited to a super hero birthday party. He wants to go as Clay Face.
Technically he's a villain, yeah? - Melly - #TeamMarina
Yes, but I guess someone has to play the part! If he wants to go as someone rubbery, he could go as Reed Richards (of the Fantastic Four) or PlasticMan. - Spidra Webster
Well... Basil Karlo (the first Clay Face) isn't a "good" person. After getting back into comics and combining it with my knowledge of the world, I have come to realise that the simple Hero vs Villian 2D view misses the subtlety of the stories. Without going too deep, each villain in Batman is a reflection of Batman. Joker is the mirror of Batman without order, Two Face represents the... more... - Johnny
Anyway, playing the villain is cooler than the hero. Superman is a boring boy scout, Lex has the fun. Batman is tortured, Joker does the torturing etc. Kudos to him for picking the less travelled path! - Johnny
Without the villains, there wouldn't be the need for any superheroes ;-) - 'H'institches #TeamMarina
But how the heck do I dress him as Clay Face??!!! - Melly - #TeamMarina
Tell him the budget doesn't stretch that far. :-) - Betsy
Brown track suit that's 1 or 2 sizes to big (stuffed with something like a pillow or cloth). - Johnny from iPhone
Make a mask out of Silly Putty. - Spidra Webster
58% of the state of California is in drought. Here in Queensland it's 80%... but whatever reason you need. #eyeroll
Hmm. This looks like 100% of California to me. - Victor Ganata
How much of your nation's food do they grow in Queensland? - April Russo
When did droughts become a competition? - kendrak
I think this might explain why it's so upsetting to most people in the US: - April Russo
I don't consider it a competition. But there are legitimate reasons to be concerned about both droughts, regardless of percentages. - April Russo
April, yes, a very large percentage. I get the concerns but as THE primary reason that brings forth a multi paragraph rant which leads to calls to reject something because of it? - Johnny from iPhone
What rant are you referring to? And who/what is being rejected? I don't understand where the comparison is even coming from. I do know this: About half of all the fruits, vegetables, and nuts consumed in the US are grown in CA. While we do have plenty of locally grown produce in my small home state of NJ (on the other side of the country, where there is no drought), of those things that... more... - April Russo
An ALS/Ice Bucket Challenge. Our drought conditions are so bad here that the government gave out small timers so we could make sure our showers were under 3 minutes. We were on severe water restrictions etc. I GET the idea but as a smokescreen for just not giving or just letting the fad go by, it's weak. - Johnny from iPhone
Ok, now I see where you are coming from. Yeah, that's a bit of a lame argument, as if all the buckets dumped elsewhere in the world could have realistically helped the situation in CA (not), and therefore we should all be selfish assholes, and all the people with ALS deserve to suffer and should never have a cure. Yes, that deserves an eye-roll. Meanwhile, there are people in my home... more... - April Russo
Even being smack dab in the middle of a severe drought I find that to be one of the weakest arguments against the IBC and I'm already over hearing it. If anything, we should be more reflective of the fact that we're wasting clean water while others in the world suffer without. At least if we're dumping the water here during the challenge, it's eventually going back into our groundwater or our atmosphere. Doesn't help folks on other continents with potable water issues. - Hookuh Tinypants
My response is that if you really feel that strongly about not wasting water, then don't. There are plenty of ways one can participate in this without wasting water. Does the bucket really have to contain water? Can it contain something else, such as milk? Can it be all ice...reusable ice? There is never an excuse for being an asshole, except that you want to be one. - April Russo
Tinypants, agreed, although through OxFam I have learnt how sickeningly cheap it is to address lots of water issues in those countries. It ALMOST makes me think that powerful nations (and the nations themselves) keep the situation as is because it helps suppress the population... but that's a WHOLE different conversation ;) - Johnny from iPhone
Totally. But too, in some cases it's not as simple as having money to hand over a country to pay for a solution. Some of the solutions aren't that easy to implement, and quite a bit of it hinges on science itself. Altogether it's sticky and sad and frustrating. But that is most definitely something for a different conversation altogether. - Hookuh Tinypants
(By the way, proud of you for the work you do for Oxfam. That is some awesome shit and you need to like wear a shirt telling people that.) - Hookuh Tinypants
^^ I agree! - April Russo
Enough crankiness. Here is a good news story
Enough crankiness. Here is a good news story
AN AMBULANCE officer's kindness has overwhelmed a Victorian woman grieving the death of her mother. National Patient Transport Services officer Marc Primrose found a parking fine in the ambulance he used to help transport Rosemary Morgan’s mother Doreen from McKenna House Palliative Care in Broadmeadows to her Woodstock home on June 17. The fine belonged to Mrs Morgan, whose mum died at the family home three days later. Mr Primrose, a trainee ambulance paramedic, sensed the grief the family would have been going through and didn’t think twice about paying the $129 fine for her. - Johnny
<3 - L to tha B from Android
Shannon - GlassMistress
Do you ever want to comment on something but don't because the fall out isn't worth it?
All the damn time. - SAM
Yes. To be honest, I wish I could stop myself more often. - Johnny
I make that choice often. Generally I can't be bothered. - Steve C Team Marina
yes - Me
Regularly. - Bren from iPhone
IRL—all. the. time. - Micah
Only on days ending in 'y'. - Hot Bubba. 114F Hot.
Yes. - Betsy
A lot .. Especially on ________'s posts. - Kristin from iPhone
Yes. Probably not as often as I should (that is, fail to comment). - Walt Crawford
Rarely, actually. - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
I was just thinking about having done that earlier today. #JustCensoredMyself - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
No. - Cristo
Absolutely not. - Eric Logan
On Facebook, yes. Then I pull up FriendFeed, write a Bitchfest or Confession item to get it off my chest, and either delete the post after a few hours or leave it. :-D - Corinne L
Sometimes on Facebook, rarely on here. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I dislike being right when I'm right about ultimately shitty things.
Victory is mine but humanity is still getting screwed. - Johnny
I'd honestly rather be a bit of a pessimist, and be pleasantly surprised, but it often does not turn out that way. - Jennifer Dittrich
True that. - Johnny
So Tony Abbott is committed to "science". To bad he shitcanned the science portfolio #auspol
He's committed to talking about how much he's committed. - Jennifer Dittrich
That too. - Johnny from iPhone
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: Team Marina
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 Team Marina
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 #TeamMarina from iPhone
((((Anne)))) - Just VAL #TEAMMARINA
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
Re: 5 Tips for Splinter Cell Blacklist -
"When you stop and think about it, pretty sure using a sniper rifle or assault rifle while dangling one handed off the side of a building is pretty impossible in real life so it would be stupid to have it in the game." - Johnny
Whose baby is this??? Why the tubes??? :( - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
My sister's new baby boy. He was born at 28 1/2 weeks. - Johnny from iPhone
<3 - L to tha B from Android
Awww... Yay, new babby! Congratulations, Uncle Johnny! - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Steve C Team Marina
Nicki Minaj 'Anaconda' dancer bitten by snake at VMA - -
Nicki Minaj 'Anaconda' dancer bitten by snake at VMA -
"A 6-foot-long boa constrictor named Rocky stole the show Friday during a rehearsal for Nicki Minaj's performance of "Anaconda" at the MTV Video Music Awards when he bit a backup dancer in the arm, according to a statement from MTV. The female dancer, who was not identified by Viacom representatives, was treated immediately on the spot by a medic at The Forum in Los Angeles and later sent to a local hospital for treatment, Chris Velvin, director of production safety for Viacom Media, told CNN. Her injuries were not life-threatening." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
A bite by a Boa Constrictor. So...? That's like being strangled by a garter snake. - Uli
Hey, it may not have venom but it's still being bitten. I'm guessing it was a pretty large boa, too, if they're performing to something called "Anaconda". "Bites from non-venomous snakes can also cause injury, often due to lacerations caused by the snake's teeth, or from a resulting infection. A bite may also trigger an anaphylactic reaction, which is potentially fatal. " - Spidra Webster
Constricting snakes will bite as a defense against something they're not tryna eat. My guess, as someone who grew up with snakes (including boas) as pets, is the poor thing was terrified. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
^ that's what I was thinking. :( - Jennifer Dittrich
Since snakes are especially sensitive to sonic vibration, I really hate seeing them used in music performances. If the booming bass hurts my ears, it's gotta be awful for a snake :-( - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
The teeth of an Boa are hooked backwards. It's how they secure the prey prior to strangulation so the danger of damage comes if you try and pull it away before it releases. Still hurts. - Johnny from iPhone
I agree it's stupid and unkind to use snakes as an accessory. I imagine the dancer had not much input in that choice, though. - Spidra Webster
Victor Ganata
I always struggle with finding a suitable term for the idea (or perhaps even the delusion) that with enough effort, the human brain can comprehend everything there is about the universe. I think "positivism" works, but it's kind of obscure and esoteric and no one ever knows what I'm talking about.
It's interesting that someone like Neil deGrasse Tyson, who generally seems to be a positivist, would utter something like "The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you." - Victor Ganata
It fits for me, because it acknowledges that there are barriers to understanding, even if we are ultimately capable of overcoming them. The why and how of what we discover may bear little relation to what we think we're going to find starting out. - Jennifer Dittrich
I think what he means is it doesn't have to make sense to you, you have to understand why the universe makes sense. - Johnny from iPhone
I figure he means something like that, that the Universe has no obligation to obey your personal idiosyncratic logic and that it has its own internal logic that is not transparent to the human brain but can be eventually elucidated to an extent. It's still a far cry from the position a lot of apparent positivists hold, though. - Victor Ganata
I figure it's a more nuanced and ultimately more productive version of positivism. Yes, we have the potential, but we can't realize that without challenging our assumptions and doing the work. Acknowledging the challenges doesn't lessen the potential, it just gives people more room to have inevitable failures or wrongheadedness at various points. - Jennifer Dittrich
Well, I suppose it's the ideal balance between positivism and skepticism that science is supposed to be. Currently accepted theories are only supposed to be *provisionally* authoritative at best, if ever, and it's acknowledged that no matter how much we learn, there's always going to be some mystery lurking beyond the horizon of what we know that can't be explained with our existing logical constructs. But humans don't really seem to operate that way, even in science. - Victor Ganata
Andrew C (✔)
RT @typodactyl: Wow. Just wow. The @GoFundMe for #Wilson was started by the public affairs officer of #Ferguson
RT @typodactyl: Wow. Just wow. The @GoFundMe for #Wilson was started by the public affairs officer of #Ferguson
While I don't think it should have been created by a member of the police department, I don't think it's GoFundMe's responsibility to shut it down. The issues behind it (like he will now get a well funded defence funded by people with various agendas etc) are an issue with the wider community and not theirs. - Johnny from iPhone
"You may not use the GoFundMe service for activities that: [...] relate to sales of [...] (d) items that promote hate, violence, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime" - Andrew C (✔)
After viewing the page, it seems like a fundraising effort to support him. I don't know if he is charged with a crime yet. There are plenty of defence funds on GoFundMe. - Johnny from iPhone
Few are as clearly motivated by racial intolerance, though. Look at the samples of messages people have collected. GoFundMe is keeping the donations from racists and merely deleting their online messages. - Andrew C (✔)
It's entirely possible to dislike something but still understand it's with the rules/laws/constitution. - Johnny from iPhone
GoFundMe is under no obligation to keep any fundraiser open, and has shut down fundraisers, or threatened to, if they think they're not legit. - Andrew C (✔)
If you want to shut something down that isn't in breach of rules then the bourdon of proof is on you. It sucks, but it is. I don't support it but if it isn't breaking any rules then, yeah. - Johnny from iPhone
Rachael  Worthington
This little man came into our lives today. Lots of prays for little Tom.
I'm one proud Aunty. - Rachael Worthington from iPhone
Michelle's??? - Melly - #TeamMarina
Wow, he must be super early! How are they both doing? - Melly - #TeamMarina
OK. He's 28/29 weeks. - Johnny
Little man is doing much better. :) - Rachael Worthington from iPhone
Jayden was 29 weeks also. They're so tiny & frail, but watching them fight for their life when they don't even know what life is about, shows us how incredibly strong preemies can be :-) I'll be keeping this wee one in my thoughts! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Grow, little guy!! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Go Tom!!! - Melly - #TeamMarina
Melly - #TeamMarina
So tired of seeing people say it's stupid, a waste of time, a waste of money, a waste of water, that there are more important causes in the world. Come here and tell my husband his mother was not important. Tell my children that they're missing a grandmother because research into her disease was a waste of money. - Melly - #TeamMarina
It may be a flash-in-the-pan thing... but given how empty that pan has been, it's a nice change. - Johnny from iPhone
A lot of people have said they'd never heard of the disease before. Some Aussies knew it as MND but didn't know it was also called ALS. To me, that awareness is as valuable as the donations. - Melly - #TeamMarina
my dad's favourite cousin died of ALS in the mid-80s. she was in her early 40s. i always liked visiting her and her husband and son. the whole basement was just one big concrete bowl full of electronics and old music gear and toys and the upstairs was...full of grow lights and other hydroponics gear. :P oh, and there was a kickass LP and 8-track collection and art books and a quadraphonic sound system. i'm derailing a bit here, sorry. - Big Joe Silence
It's all good :) - Melly - #TeamMarina
Last year I tried to raise money for MND and I had to end up describing it (with little success). This year, I look forward to going "you know that Ice bucket thing?" - Johnny from iPhone
I wonder if there was a thing that everyone liked and no one hated or trolled, would the Internet collapse in on itself? #HatersGonnaHate
That is the stupidist thing I've ever heard. [You know I am just kidding, right?] - Joe
Hitler. - Johnny from iPhone
The object of hate is secondary to the human animal. It's about domination. Of the self, and the notional group. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Police: Man drives stolen electric shopping cart to meet probation officer, gets arrested | New Mexico News - KOAT Home -
"An Albuquerque man was being held in the Bernalillo County Jail Tuesday after police said he drove a stolen electric shopping cart to meet with this probation officer. Court Documents say Michael Johnson, 18, arrived to meet with his probation officer on Monday at the Metropolitan Courthouse on an electric shopping cart from Walmart. The probation officer asked Johnson where he got the cart, to which Johnson said he “took it from the Walmart on San Mateo and Zuni,” the documents say." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
SMH - Anne Bouey
That's to marvellous for words - Johnny from iPhone
Sarah G.
Related: I have been informed that my cholesterol number is "dangerously low" and am instructed to try and raise it 32 points. (To 150)
You are the only person to get a prescription to eat meat. - sglassme
Lots of eggs and bacon - Joe
Welcome to my world: "extra butter and sour cream on that baked potato please" - WarLord
@sglassme - it's even better than that. I was told specifically to eat a lot more fat. - Sarah G.
"Could I get two bacon cheeseburgers? I'm trying to eat healthy." - Andrew C (✔)
"Is it possible to deep fry buns? If so, hit me up with that while you're at it." - Sarah G.
oh, buns painted with butter and put on the grill before using ... mmm - Christina Pikas
JEALOUS! - MoTO: Team Marina
"QUICK, this man needs a hot beef infection STAT!" - Johnny from iPhone
Come to the UK, we probably still have some hot infected beef ;) - Pete : Team Marina
"Hot Infected Beef", my new stripper name. - MoTO: Team Marina
Bacillus Barry, the Rod of Love - Pete : Team Marina
*fans self* - Big Joe Silence
Fire alarm went off in the building this morning. I went out to the fire panel and it said the alarm was tripped from "Level 1, Section 2". I work on the ground floor. The whole upstairs floor is level 1 and it's managed offices. Two people came downstairs to check the fire panel and then said "Oh, it's not us. We're level 2." .....
I said "No, you're level one, your on the ground floor currently which makes you level 1". The girl said "No, we're level two". The guy said "All our paperwork for the past 10 years says we're level 2". Rather than pointing them to the diagram above the fire panel which showed the levels and their section, I turned and pointed at the giant corporate sign that hangs in the foyer that has said for the past 10 years "Logan Business Center, Level 1". - Johnny
They came down before and said it was them. One of their workers pulled the fire alarm sensors out of the ceiling when they were putting in new cables. - Johnny
clearly the problem is you call your 2nd floor the 1st floor ;) - Jeff (Team マクダジ )
That's the thing, we don't. They have always called it level 1. They did that so they can put "1/3972 Pacific Highway" on their mailings... EXCEPT... our office is Unit 1 so, really, we have legitmate claim to "1/3972". - Johnny
She should focus her energy on something else - My kids are Redskins fans. But I won’t let them wear the sportswear.
She should focus her energy on something else - My kids are Redskins fans. But I won’t let them wear the sportswear.
She seems to be perfectly reasonable and wishes to impart the concepts of tolerance and understanding to her child. How is this not a good use of her energy? - Johnny from iPhone
I'm with Johnny, sorry Shevonne. I loved what she wrote. - Stephen Mack
Everyone has a different opinion on things so it's cool :D - Shevonne
When you say "The world is watching #Ferguson", if world = Twitter then feuds between Demi and 4SoS fans or pickup lines are trending higher
Well, given that 'trending' isn't an actual measure of what's being actively tweeted, but a complex algorithm ( that seems to be more related to your location, who you follow, what they're tweeting, and how quickly that changes. - Jennifer Dittrich
I would agree with the article except my feed is filled with Ferguson news, by both local and overseas people, and my Trends are set to worldwide with no personalisation. - Johnny
I've got my stuff set the same way, and haven't seen two out of those three in the last several hours. (Heck, I don't even know what one of them is.) Let's just say I wouldn't be surprised that, since Twitter sells the right to be trending, that they shape it in other ways whether we want them to or not. The third party tools seem to be better at measuring true traffic trends. - Jennifer Dittrich
I can't help wondering sometimes if it's a case of a #HashTag Blinkers. I know I've spent a lot of time in the #AusPol hashtag and sometimes my brain tricks me into thinking "Well, if it's so active on this, why isn't it trending". I wonder if SOME of the world is watching Ferguson but that vast majority isn't but it's hard to tell when you've got the blinkers on. (Not saying this to diminish Twitter's power, I just wonder sometimes if there are air pockets inside a larger bubble) - Johnny
I think there's some of that, but I also think they've got an invested stake in showing just the right things when they're trending. I'm interested to see what the metrics say for the whole last week or so in retrospect. - Jennifer Dittrich
Just turned on the Tailored section and it showed up at the top. Hmmmmm. The non-tailored Worldwide trend has no Ferguson but my tailored does. My bubble theory continues - Johnny
And now my 'non-tailored' Worldwide has two different Ferguson tags. I guess the 'non' is a bit of a mislabeling, right? Because if you're not seeing that, then there's obviously a difference between what they're showing us. - Jennifer Dittrich
The Ferguson / National Guard trends just showed up but there hasn't been a Ferguson related subject for the past 9 hours (been doing company Twitter stuff all day at work). - Johnny
But, for reals, the Demi Lavato vs 4SoS fued was crazy before. I had it up on my Mac and the Ferguson running on my PC and the feud was going faster. - Johnny
Looking at a couple of the hashtag tracker sites ( is easier on the eyes,) it looks like Ferguson should have been the fourth most popular tag between 9-11pm PST (behind the 5sos and demi lovato and pickup lines ones.) So, they were definitely trending higher.. but it looks like Ferguson should have been pretty up there, but unlike the others it abruptly spiked, rather than... more... - Jennifer Dittrich
They're trying to mind control us with pop stars! Josie and the Pussycats movie has come true! (I may be a bit punchy after not much sleep!) - Jennifer Dittrich
your trending results may vary with geography? seems likely. - Big Joe Silence
For me, Ferguson is now the top trending topic. 1.1m tweets. It was at 648k yesterday, I think. Awkward pickup lines are at 22k tweets, so not sure why they'd be trending above Ferguson. - Andrew C (✔)
My top trending topics on Twitter: #Ferguson (1.1M), #MikeBrown (171.5k), The National Guard (13.8k) - Victor Ganata
Digging deeper, #SummerSlam has 474.6k. I wonder how they order this? - Victor Ganata
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