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Derrick
I spent the evening with two lovely cats on my lap, (and watching Frozen!) but when I wanted another brownie, or needed to top off my sangria, I pushed them to the floor. #sorrynotsorry #SaturdayFF
It can be done! - Derrick
A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
No amount of pussy gonna stop D gettin' it DONE. (Sorry, couldn't help myself). - Johnny from iPhone
They didn't seem to mind. - Derrick
I do it all the time. Mine have learned that if I say "I'm sorry" that they need to jump off of me. - Katy S from iPhone
They didn't claw your legs up in an attempt to stay on? - Melly
Nope. - Derrick from iPhone
NO! they're going to report you to the SPCA!!! (lol) - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Victor Ganata
Shit, there's a skunk in my front yard between me and my front door with its tail up. I guess I should retreat, huh?
YES. - Steven Perez
Back away from the skunk! - Katy S
The first word says it all. - Eric - Watch Me Now
If you give it some space it might wander off on its own. - John (bird whisperer)
Paint a white line on the back of a black cat. Problem solved. - Johnny from iPhone
Crisis averted. I'm not entirely sure where it ran off to since the only real way out would have been past me, but I'm definitely not going to look for it. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Zamms
YOU GUYS, I AM NOW MARRIED TO A DOCTOR!!!!!!!!
woot!!! - Derrick
WOOOOOOOOO - lris
*dances and hugs everyone* - lris
Gratz! Trophy husband status achieved. :) - Lnorigb from FFHound!
Turn your head and cough? - Johnny from iPhone
Hey, I don't talk about our personal life in public, Johnny... oh wait, I saw what you did there... - Zamms
Does your wife know about this? - Steele Lawman
*rimshot* - Zamms
shut the front door! (tell her congrats) - Meg VMeg
I will! I will also shut the front door. - Zamms
GREAT NEWS!!!!... um, so i have this pain on my left side? - MoTO Moca Blend
Yeah, and I've got this rash... - Melly
Were these ailments caused by the social networking between Broadway producers, directors, and writers? - Zamms
By "social networking" you mean what exactly? - MoTO Moca Blend
In the sociological sense, not the interwebs sense. - Zamms
"Ooh babe, that's SO GOOD! Hey, while you're down there... does that look infected to you?" #ThingsNOTtoDoOnYourHoneymoon <Ducks & runs> - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ from Android
Ducks and Runs are also #ThingsNOTtoDoOnYourHoneymoon - Zamms
Truth. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ from Android
Johnny
Does anyone have Bitcoin? I need about 0.01 BTC for transaction fees. Will pay current rate + 10%
Not me. Anyone? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Bump? - Johnny from iPhone
I don't think I have that much, since I diversified everything into other altcoins, and then MtGox destroyed the market. - Not Me
I tried very hard, I have 0.0098 in one account, and couldn't transfer less than 0.01 from the other one, which doesn't have 0.01 in it. - Not Me
Even if it's 0.005 BTC. Need to cover miners fees on a significant transfer - Johnny from iPhone
What's the address? - Not Me
1KE3KuZdMVhUkuhm3a4SacfihcxE9Hnm4D - Johnny
Let me know where to send the cash - Johnny
Don't worry about it, it's only $5. It wasn't doing anything but sitting about. Sent 0.00981 just needs to be verified by the network. - Not Me
You're a star. I owe you big time. - Johnny from iPhone
+1,000,000,000 sir. - Johnny from iPhone
Should be confirmed very shortly. - Not Me
Weavers fees because the name miner makes Bitcoin like coal unsustainable :) - Eric Logan
Went through. Ass TOTALLY saved. - Johnny from iPhone
Hurrah for Jimminy! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
W00t! - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
I was totally on the edge of me seat over this for 14 hours (no, really, not sarcastically). WHAT IN THE WORLD REQUIRES BITCOIN FOR TRANSACTION FEES??? - lris
Jessie
Houston school district abandons mascots offensive to Native Americans | Al Jazeera America - http://america.aljazeera.com/article...
Houston school district abandons mascots offensive to Native Americans | Al Jazeera America
"Four schools in the Houston Independent School District (HISD) debuted new mascots on Tuesday, replacing previous ones that had sparked complaints of being offensive to Native American groups. The school athletic teams will be called the Lamar High School Texans, Hamilton Middle School Huskies, Westbury High School Huskies and Welch Middle School Wolf Pack, replacing mascot names Redskins, Indians, Rebels and Warriors, respectively. HISD, one of the largest school districts in the United States, made the decision to change the mascot names last year at a school board meeting after several Native Americans said the references were racially and culturally insensitive." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"According to the Houston Chronicle, the school district will spend nearly $50,000 on new uniforms for fall sports, and additional costs are expected for spring uniforms and the replacement of old mascot names and images on various facilities." - Jessie
*slow clap for Houston* - Jessie
Is this not a good thing? - Johnny from iPhone
Oh it is. That is not a sarcastic slow clap. That is a "good for you, Houston, because stuff like this is long overdue" slow clap. - Jessie
Roger :) - Johnny from iPhone
I did not know that "Rebel" had any Native American association or connotations. - Brian Johns
Steven Perez
Prominent Republican: Women Need To Be Paid Less So They Can Find Husbands | ThinkProgress - http://thinkprogress.org/economy...
Prominent Republican: Women Need To Be Paid Less So They Can Find Husbands | ThinkProgress
"In an op-ed published by the Christian Post, Phyllis Schlafly — the founder of the Eagle Forum — maintained that increasing the pay gap will help women find suitable husbands: 'Another fact is the influence of hypergamy, which means that women typically choose a mate (husband or boyfriend) who earns more than she does. Men don’t have the same preference for a higher-earning mate. While women prefer to HAVE a higher-earning partner, men generally prefer to BE the higher-earning partner in a relationship. This simple but profound difference between the sexes has powerful consequences for the so-called pay gap. Suppose the pay gap between men and women were magically eliminated. If that happened, simple arithmetic suggests that half of women would be unable to find what they regard as a suitable mate. Obviously, I’m not saying women won’t date or marry a lower-earning men, only that they probably prefer not to. If a higher-earning man is not available, many women are more likely not to... more... - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
This literally made my head hurt - MoTO Moca Blend
Flabbergasted. - ronin
Tell that to my parents, Chris's parents, my aunt and uncle.... - Heather, 30k Camper
The world is filled with asshats. :^( - Friar Will
One the one hand they define marriage as between one man and one woman but then attach the caviet "As long as the bank balance is right" - Johnny from iPhone
If she is right, then the only logical solution is to not cut her pay, but allow her to have 2 husbands. ;-) - April Russo
the only logical solution for women payed more than men is to marry other women with a better income, oh NO WAIT - 無家可歸82 from FFHound(roid)!
I had a boss who was lovely, but she would insist that I must feel bad because Helen was earning more than me... I didn't, of course ;) - Pete
I feel really bad for women who make so much money the prospective husband pool is almost empty. - Eivind
^^Haha! That's EXACTLY the kind of woman I'm looking for, Eivind. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
My erstwhile spouse has a double Bachelor's degree, and a Master's Degree. She has been working for the same company for 16 years now. Her current income in 2014 dollars is one half of my income 16 years ago (in 1998 dollars.) I was in a riskier, more outwardly stressful career, but there's no way I was 2 or 3 times more valuable to my employer than she is to hers. The only upside is... more... - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Reading this post is good for us Italians. It shows that we are not the only ones with nutcase politicians. - Alice Twain
Beyond words! - Son of Groucho
She kind of reminds me of Mary Poppins. Though I doubt she ever got as high as this dingbat - Mo Kargas
Mary Carmen
Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy.....wow.
He's been with her for a minute just judging from that Whalburgers show. Did something happen? - Eric - Watch Me Now
They are engaged.....methinks Mark should have a chat with him. - Mary Carmen
I involuntarily made bitchface reading this just now. - Hookuh Tinypants
Unfunky - Johnny from iPhone
Victor Ganata
What the hell *was* the pound sign on a phone used for before hashtags? :D
Phone menus - Johnny from iPhone
It was/is used to end or start a prompt. - Anika
BION, there were touch-tone phone systems as far back as the early 70s that used the "#" and "*" keys. - Big Joe Silence
I remember using it as an enter key when dealing with those automated multiple choice thingys. (You couldn't get through to some companies here with the old dial phones.) - Eivind
Mary Carmen
Never in my life have I witnessed a man with their head so far up their ass....I just can't even.
When Home Prostate Exams Go Wrong, tonight at 11:00 - Johnny from iPhone
There comes a moment when 'man' status gets revoked and 'boy' comes back into play. - Jenica from iPhone
Yikes. - Yolanda from Android
*is afraid to ask* - Big Joe Silence
(Curtis/Alan) Jackson
My newly (caffeine) stimulated mind makes wonder. Are there bumper cars in Australia, UK, Japan, etc. and if so, are the steering wheels on the right hand side like this one was?
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Yes. Yes. - Johnny from iPhone
Ive been on bumper cars where they place the steering wheel in the middle. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
It's on the right because that's right. - Melly
Yes. Also real cars are bumper cars for most of the Aussie populace >.> - Mo Kargas
bumper cars in NZ, too. if anyone cares. *goes back to eating sand fleas* - Big Joe Silence
Micah
Do you know where your boss lives?
I have no boss. Mwahahahaaaa! - Jenny H. from Android
Yes. When we started the company, I worked out of their home office for 18 months. - Johnny
I do. Mwahahahaaaa! - Angelo
Level 10. - Mark Trapp
Yes ... He's my dad. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Yes, yes, yes, and yes. I have 4 bosses/jobs. - Not Me
Yes (boss), yes (dean), yes (pres). - Julie Kane from iPhone
yep - Steve C
Yes - Janet
Pretty close? I know the neighborhood, not the actual house. - Jennifer Dittrich
I only know he lives two provinces over. All I need to know. :) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
I know the bar he lives near. - Eric - Watch Me Now from iPhone
One in St. Louis, and the others in Australia. That's as close as I know. And one of the ones in Australia is originally from Chicago. - April Russo
Yup. - Jed from iPhone
Of course I do. She lives with me, after all. - Uli
Yes, and that's mainly because he lives a few doors down from another coworker whose house I've been to. I also knew where my bosses from Iowa (first one), FT Illinois library job, first grad school assistantship, and second State Farm posting lived as I was invited to their houses at some point. I knew where my high school boss lived because it was my dad :) - Katie
Yes, although it's been about a year since I was there so I doubt I could find the place. I know which street (it's like 3 blocks from my street). - Marianne
Yes. He's sleeping next to me. - Anika
in a vague "he lives in that area" kind of way, but other than that, no. - ellbeecee
I know what stop she lives off of, and I know things about her building, but not the actual address. - Meg VMeg
Yes. I've slept at her house and pooped in her toilet and worn her clothes. - Melly
Yep. - Steven Perez
Yep. I am him. - SAM
x__x melly - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Yup. I take her with me everywhere. She even sleeps with my husband. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
It was either wear her clothes or sit in her paddling pool with her husband and kids in just my underwear! - Melly
Yes. - Anne Bouey
No but it's very easy for me to find out. I just don't care to know. :P - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Not anymore. He's moved since the last time I've been to his house. - ronin
Micah
If you had no other heat source at home and were apocalypse-desperate, what would you burn first?
Well, if I could get a surgeon to play along, I'd get all the unnecessary fat flayed off me and burn that first... - Spidra Webster
Alcohol. - Not Me
My neighbours stuff - Johnny
^win^ - chaz2b
(and i was just thinking my neighbors wood pile, :( ) - chaz2b
To make it easier. "My neighbors, then the neighbors stuff." - Not Me
Furniture. - Jenny H. from Android
The roof of our garage and our deck. - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
trash - Lnorigb
We have plenty of timber to burn, so no worries there. We would just do like we have always done, thanks to our trusty woodburning stove. It has a catalytic combuster (which does essentially what a catalytic converter does) recycling the smoke to use as fuel. This stove will outlive us. >>> http://www.woodstove.com/firevie... - ᏓᏰ #team Monique
I would collect all the shit I read on the internet and create methane for fuel. That should be enough to last many life times. - Todd Hoff
Our neighbor has a dog that deeply believes our backyard is her toilet. She times it very accurately with our weekends' breakfast time and she makes sure that the location is in a perfect spot that nobody on the breakfast table misses watching her pooping performance. What was the question again? - ؛ patrick
All that dead stuff behind the fence, that was left there by whoever cut the trees back there. There is tons of it. - April Russo
Andrew C (✔)
Why are eulogies usually so nice? "History is written by the winners", right? We won. The dead /by definition/ lost!
There's also the thing about not speaking ill of the dead. - John (bird whisperer)
What are they gonna do? Haunt us? - Andrew C (✔)
eu "good" logos "word" :D You can't call it a eulogy if it's not nice. Then it'd be a cacology. - Victor Ganata
Dammit, Latin. - Andrew C (✔)
Ancient Greek, but close enough :) - Victor Ganata
We all die eventually. Someone will write my eulogy one day and "Serial grave pisser-on-er, Johnny Worthington died this week..." isn't something I want them to start with. - Johnny from iPhone
I mean, it's probably culture specific. I swear I've read about cultures where death is a matter for the airing of grievances and roasting. - Victor Ganata
OK, dammit ancient Greek. - Andrew C (✔)
At the risk of raising the ire of some, I really like the concept developed by Orson Scott Card in his sequel to Ender's Game - Speaker for the Dead. The one who speaks for the dead actually talks about the entire life (good and bad) of a person and then tries to make sense of who he or she was in context. - Friar Will
Johnny
So is the 'One day only' general public availability of Google Glass to protect the exclusivity people feel about being Glassholes?
Maybe? It also means you've got a predictable window of massive user influx - new sign-ins, activity, press, and then if there are any previously unseen beta-program glitches, a still relatively small group to deal with. - Jennifer Dittrich
At $1,500 a pop for beta hardware, is mass user influx really an issue? - Johnny
Honestly, no idea. I wouldn't have said it would be with iPhones on the first round, and it was. I'm thinking less network strain, and more the inevitable creaking you get when a bunch of people outside the bubble start using a technology in ways that use cases either didn't predict, or focusing on ones that were thought to be pretty fringe based on initial, very limited releases. - Jennifer Dittrich
Sounds like inventory reduction. - Todd Hoff
Johnny
RT @1percentersshow: Huge thanks to @PaulDempsey for playing #songremainsthesame - He covered @MileyCyrus' "Wrecking Ball". WATCH HERE: http://www.triplem.com.au/sydney...
RT @1percentersshow: Huge thanks to @PaulDempsey for playing #songremainsthesame - He covered @MileyCyrus' "Wrecking Ball". WATCH HERE: http://www.triplem.com.au/sydney/music/video/paul-dempsey-wrecking-ball/
Love him so much. - Julie Kane
Seriously. This is the best thing ever - Johnny
bonus they show his hands playing guitar (free lesson) - Steve C
Micah
Some people are so proud to never eat at a McDonalds they practically beg you to supersize their ego by being wow'd.
I don’t even own a TV. - Akiva
Well I sold my tv and gave the proceeds to provide starving children a happy meal. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I sold my TV and used the proceeds to provide the starving children a meal made from free-range chicken. - Jed
I went and bought a TV so I could watch the report about me selling my TV - Johnny from iPhone
I just want UHF knobs. - Akiva
I sold my tv so I could afford to supersize my snow blower so I could make it to town to buy a Happy Meal. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
omg, I totally forgot that McDonalds even exists! - Meg VMeg
Akiva wins for the best reference ever. "Area man constantly mentioning he doesn't own a television" http://www.theonion.com/article... - Not Me
I buy my McDonald's #1 after I check out at a Wal-Mart. Note: McD inside Wal-Mart: extra points. - Eric - Watch Me Now from iPhone
i don't generally eat McDonalds, but i loved their Quarter Pounder mit Cheese where they wrap a couple of rolls of quarters in American cheese and then pound it up your pooper. - Big Joe Silence
I stole Sarah McLachlan's dog. - Steve C
I live around the corner from a McDonalds and have friends that hang out there all day, every day, just so they can keep getting free refills on coffee all day long, while they do nothing better with their lives than loiter in a fast food restaurant, gossiping. - April Russo
I only watch Beta tapes. - Mo Kargas
Super 8. - Akiva
Oh yeah, I only watch Woody Allen films that are on Super 8. - Mo Kargas
I only eat bacon. - Jenny H. from Android
Mary Carmen
Um....Lazytown.....yeah.
AIYEE - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I totally don't get that show. - Yvonne from FFHound!
Love it. - Johnny from iPhone
It is from Iceland, how can you not like? http://www.getlazy.net/wiki... - Joe - Systems Analyst
I should note that I would be pals with Robbie Rotten. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Victor Ganata
I don't really know the Marvel Universe (Multiverse?) well enough, but was that post-credits scene a reminder by Disney that the X-Men are coming back to the fold?
Apparently, those two characters are in that grey area of which company owns them. One of them will be in the new X-Men movie next month. - Jed from iPhone
"Now of course, there are some little exceptions. For example, the characters Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch were so closely related to both the Avengers (they were both members for a very long time) and to the X-Men (they're Magneto's children), they can be used by both Fox and Marvel/Disney. There are rules to things they can/cannot say, however. In an Avengers movie, they aren't... more... - Johnny
Fox is never giving back the X-Men. - Johnny
they have to rot in hell (fox) - WizMorgan
I've been thinking about this more and more since I saw Thor 2. Having the properties split between 3 companies might not be a bad thing. If all of them were under one banner then they would have to all exist in the one story line (Yes, multiverse etc, but still, "movie going public"). The issue with Thor 2 is that felt like something the Avengers would deal with (or at least despatch a... more... - Johnny from iPhone
that was an issue for decades and only "recently" marvel seems to have dealt with it (or at least dealing with it). I think they are now capable of doing it. Of course "where is X when $event is happening" will always trigger and it's very difficult to handle it because movies are difficult to handle but I still think that Marvel is doing a great job. Avengers/Thor movies quality is... more... - WizMorgan
Thomas Hawk
The thing about the internet these days is that there's just too much risk to express personal opinions about anything. Free speech is dead
^ self-rebutting opinion? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Freedom to speak. Not freedom from consequences. If people stop buying your product because you hold an opinion, that's not a violation of free speech. If the government kicks down your door and arrests you for saying something not against the law, that's a violation (even during the French Revolution they accepted there are limits to speech). - Johnny from iPhone
Johnny
OMG. @RLWorthington won a tray of meats at the club. Meat! In tray form! http://t.co/XJKviWhj84
OMG. @RLWorthington won a tray of meats at the club. Meat! In tray form! http://t.co/XJKviWhj84
Man, I remember meat raffles. (TWIS) - Pete
Yep. Also, (frozen) chicken raffles. "GET YA TICKETS FOR THE CHOOKIES" - Johnny from iPhone
Derrick
The provost of the university is having the big faculty recognition dinner and I need to RSVP. Part of me is curious and wants to go; part of me is intimidated? It's fancy, at the National Press Club, high class invites and while I've worked hard to get here, part of me is like...do I *belong* here? Trying to make sense of it all, I guess.
Normally I'd say fake it til you make it, but you've already made it, so go and have fun. - Katy S
GO and enjoy yourself. Have a free meal on the university and mingle with folks. - Mary Carmen
You got an invite, therefore you belong. Free fancy food! - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Looking at what I just wrote, I guess it's telling about my insecurities, but I *have* worked hard to get here. It's just...such a thing. Mulling it over in favor of attending, I think. - Derrick
Go, but find someone to go with -- a coworker, somebody. I've been to these things (though not as high-falutin' as all that) on my own as a new faculty member and it was weird and awkward to sit at a table with a bunch of old farts (sorry, now-valued colleagues!) who all knew each other but didn't know me. You DO belong, so find someone to belong there WITH. - Catherine Pellegrino
Dude. Go. Your right to be there is beyond question. - Pete
Ooh, plus one. Hrm. - Derrick
I have to think that somewhere there was an invite meeting and someone said "Derrick?" and everyone else said "Fuck yeah" and gave small fist pumps. - Johnny from iPhone
^ Love this. - Steele Lawman
We gonna need to get poppa some new shoes to roll there in style ;) - Jeff (Team マクダジ )
Do you need me to come down there and shake you? Of course you belong. Go, have a great time. - ♫Jorge Covert, Trainer♫
what everyone else said, esp. Catherine -- GO! and go with a good (preferably work) buddy. Also, new shoes might be required, or a new tie or something. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Alright, I'm on it! Thanks for talking me back down from the ledge. - Derrick
take photos & show us!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
haha, I don't know about all that. :) - Derrick
Glad you're going, D. Belonging is beside the point. They need you. - MoTO Moca Blend
Acquiring plus one... - Derrick
everyone's going to be thinking "Dang, who is that sharp-looking, magnetic guy?" Except for the people who already know you. They'll be thinking, 'YAY DERRICK." - Marianne
Yay Derrick! Be sure to post pics of what you'll be wearing to this soiree. - Corinne L
Y'all are great. For all of my sassy strutting, there are times I really struggle with feeling like I have the chops for these kinds of things. Very much appreciated. - Derrick
Most welcome. FWIW, I still feel that way every time I get a special invitation to something. Or sometimes even a regular invitation :D. - Marianne
Do the damned thing. I feel the same often, but when you're doing it right... - Eric - Watch Me Now
Swanky! Enjoy! - LB: Ratchet Bear
Go have fun. Going to the National Press Club means you will now be a reporter. Be sure to wear a hat that says PRESS on it.http://vervecast.net/wp-cont... - Joe - Systems Analyst
Go! Wear spiffy tie. Win. - Rachel Walden
Go celebrate your success and be comfortable Have fun and yeah it's a good excuse to buy some spiffy clothes - WarLord
I feel the same way sometimes! I give a ++++1 for a "campus events" buddy. - Regular Amanda
So glad you decided to go. Have fun! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
I'm late to the party and happy you decided to go. Events like this are where I've met my best friends/most valuable contacts on campus. - kaijsa
Are you on the faculty? Try it on for size. - awd
Yay D! We want to hear all about it (meaning the food and the gossip and what everyone was wearing, of course). - laura x from iPhone
Victor Ganata
RT @angryasianman: Why is ironic Asian mockery so often the go-to punchline for jokes illustrating the ridiculousness of racism?
I have a theory (at least how it applies here in Australia). As opposed to the treatment of Aboriginals, the Asian immigrants are perceived to be hard working people who came here for profit and success. There may be a background notion that "they can take it" because the Asian immigrants here tend to be successful. (Not justifying it in any way but that's what I would guess is the underlining motivation. It's harder to hurt people who seek the Western ideal of getting rich/successful). - Johnny from iPhone
The Model Minority myth does seem like part of the rationale. That and the fact that Asians are also stereotyped as not having the balls to actively fight back against overt racism (this despite the martial arts stereotype, no less :D) - Victor Ganata
I know, right? Talking purely in stereotypes, I wouldn't want to piss off someone who could kick my ass. - Johnny from iPhone
I can't tell of the OP's twitter handle itself employs irony or not. Was it coined post-angryblacklady and did one inspire the other, or totally unrelated? (sorry is tangential - I've been curious for a bit, though). - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
"I suppose the angry part sometimes scares people, but rest assured, I'm a pretty civil, reasonable guy. Just don't cross me." http://blog.angryasianman.com/p... - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Johnny
RT @iinet: We're proud to announce the release of #PetFi a revolutionary mobile broadband solution! http://www.iinet.net.au/pet-fi... https://twitter.com/iiNet...
RT @iinet: We're proud to announce the release of #PetFi a revolutionary mobile broadband solution! http://bit.ly/1hVJp6e http://t.co/gIbCzi5brd
I @replied with "Will I get faster speed if I duct tape my cat to my Xbox?" - Johnny from iPhone
The actual problem might be more getting them to leave the XBox. Those things are nice and toasty for kitty to sleep on. And cause to clog with fur. - Jennifer Dittrich
Victor Ganata
If people actually thought before they posted, would there be *any* content on Twitter?
Yes - Johnny from iPhone
alot of spambots. - Big Joe Silence
My OP was inspired by the advice to "think before posting." This seems like completely useless advice, to be honest. - Victor Ganata
Not really, unless you assume that EVERYTHING is offensive and that EVERYONE that takes offence at something has a valid offence. - Johnny from iPhone
You can never rule it out. Which is fine. Who wants to post something insipid anyway? - Victor Ganata
Wait, wait...how can it be offenSive but be offenCe? Ka-razy POMs... - Spidra Webster
It's true you can never rule it out but there is a reasonable threshold somewhere. I'm not talking about the blatant and gross stuff but something like "These BBQ ribs are tasty" has such an extremely high threshold - Johnny from iPhone
Different strokes for different folks. It's not my job to normalize everything for everybody. Unless I've got someone strapped down into an fMRI, it's really not my job to tell them what they're feeling isn't real (even and especially if that's precisely what I suspect!) You don't convince people that way ever. - Victor Ganata
We have jobs now? I was just talking about an empty Twitter and the notion that EVERYTHING is offensive thus should not be tweeted. That would then be extended to life in general and we should all live in individual boxes. - Johnny from iPhone
No…. I'm arguing we don't have jobs. You do your own thing and face the social consequences. That's life. I just don't get the need to immediately invalidate people's visceral responses, but apparently some people live for it. - Victor Ganata
About 80% of my twitter jokes sit around for a few days for polish and second thoughts before post em. Not including hashtag games, of course. - Andrew C (✔)
I was being a little facetious, of course :D But my main point is that advising people to think before they post is useless. Most of the time, it's really just advice to try to put the shit back inside the horse. - Victor Ganata
Not always. Think about what your posting to avoid accidental offence. There have been many a tweet I have reworked because I inadvertently phrased something incorrectly trying to fit in 140 characters. More avoiding a misunderstanding then removing offensive concepts but how one communicates a concept is important if what they're trying to get across is of value. - Johnny from iPhone
Well, that's what establishing rapport is for, but that's generally anathema to a broadcast media that's inherently terse and often quite contextless. - Victor Ganata
Do you really want your horse to be constipated? - Amit Patel
That's why I think it's terrible advice ;) - Victor Ganata
Johnny
RT @brisbaneroar: So what if it's wet? If your name is Noah, you get two FREE tickets to tonight's match! #GoRoar #ALeague http://t.co/0eEkwZq2ER
RT @brisbaneroar: So what if it's wet? If your name is Noah, you get two FREE tickets to tonight's match! #GoRoar #ALeague http://t.co/0eEkwZq2ER
I love that idea. - Spidra Webster
It is rather genius. Plus we get free public transport for match days. If your name is right, you could have a night of football with the A-League premiers for nothing. - Johnny from iPhone
Johnny
RT @mysta: Yeah that http://t.co/iU98M00xAw
RT @mysta: Yeah that http://t.co/iU98M00xAw
How many Dutch heads of state have been assassinated in the last century? - Spidra Webster
^ How many people have wanted to assassinate the Dutch head of state? :) - Johnny from iPhone
Well, at the time that the Dutch were being imperialistic, they had a lot more protection around their head of state. American presidents were very accessible until they could no longer afford to be. - Spidra Webster
Also, Dutchland is probably a much smaller place, and more bikable. - Brian Johns
Johnny
The dumb is strong with this one: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Now Clearly A Government Cover-Up (Malaysia's 9/11) http://www.eyeopening.info/2014...
The dumb is strong with this one: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Now Clearly A Government Cover-Up (Malaysia's 9/11)  http://www.eyeopening.info/2014/03/25/malaysia-airlines-flight-370-now-clearly-government-cover-evidence-contradicts-official-story/
I'm invoking the "YA FUCKING SHARED WHAT" rule and unfriended the person on Facebook who shared this. - Johnny from iPhone
... and I'm sure that Poly guy is somewhere jerking off to this. - Johnny from iPhone
But... didn't you just share this? - Professor A.I.
Yes I did :) - Johnny from iPhone
Victor Ganata
Rumsfeld bashes Obama on Afghanistan, says ‘a trained ape’ could do better - WaPo http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...
I honestly can't decide if Rumsfeld is being racist, or if he's merely trying to make a case that despite George W. Bush's cognitive deficiencies, he would've done better. - Victor Ganata
Probably a bit of both? He isn't necessarily thinking about the ape analogy (and it is a common way to insult someone's competence,) but he's drawing from a long racist tradition of people comparing this president, and other PoC to animals in the process. - Jennifer Dittrich
What Jennifer said. I never assumed that Rummy was blessed with an overabundance of smarts. - Steven Perez
It also falls over. "Trained ape"? Trained in what exactly? - Johnny from iPhone
My educated guess is that it's immaterial whether Rumsfeld understands the dog whistle he's using here. A certain class of people will welcome "ape" as a racial slur against the president. Others will merely see it as a recognized turn of phrase. Rumsfeld doesn't really care. He's of a class of people who don't have to consider the impact of their words on others. I leave you to decide whether that is racist or not. - MoTO Moca Blend
What Barry said. - vicster: full-bodied
+1 for Barry. Sad tho. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Isn't Rumsfeld the guy who said invading Iraq would be over quickly and cost about 1/20th of what is has actually cost (so far.) A trained shill could do better. Oh wait... he IS a trained shill. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Oh, and he oversaw the operation to pull massive numbers of troops from Afghanistan--where the locals were in many cases actually supportive of the cause, thus helping the effort toward becoming a success--and shifting them to Iraq because WMDS! WMDS! WMDS! (The ones that didn't exist.) And we're still dealing with the consequences. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Shoq
God has a plan for everyone, they tell me. I wonder what he uses to curate all that crap.
There's an app for that. - Todd Hoff
Lotus Notes - Johnny from iPhone
Tablet version - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
emacs - Kevin Johnson
GroupWise running on NT4. - Big Joe Silence
That explains the DDoS attack on Basecamp. - Todd Hoff
Something cloud based? - Greg GuitarBuster
"Cloud based" - good one! - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Lucifer was in charge of the optical cabling. - Todd Hoff
Wasn't the 6th commandment about using vi? - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
the VI commandment - Though shall not commit adultery with an emacs user? or was it: That shall not murder emacs users. - Kevin Johnson
Victor Ganata
Maybe the GOP is planning on running an actual trained ape for president in 2016?
Who would be left in congress? *boom-tish* - Johnny from iPhone
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