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Stephen Mack
I'm not a natural-born citizen, but if I were to run for President, my platform would hinge on not just the usual liberal stuff I always go on and on about like voting rights, freedom of choice, minimum wage, drug legalization, etc., but these two items I would push in particular:
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1. No more time changes, ffs. - Stephen Mack
2. Before Halloween, ONLY Halloween decorations. Before Thanksgiving, ONLY Thanksgiving decorations. Christmas decorations, carols, and sales before December 1 will be considered treason. - Stephen Mack
In conclusion, please vote for me in 2016. - Stephen Mack
Mr Mack! Mr Mack! If I could follow up on #2, what is your position on seasonal latte beverages? - Andrew C (✔)
It's a weak platform but it does benefit from being achievable so that's something. - Mark H
Andrew, thank you. This is difficult to say. You may have seen press reports about some of my earlier papers, written when I was in college (and highly impressionable), endorsing pumpkin spice lattes, eggnog lattes, peppermint lattes, and other similar fare. Let me be clear: I WISH TO REFUDIATE ANY POSITIVE WORDS I HAVE EVER WRITTEN IN THE PAST ABOUT SUCH ITEMS IN THE MOST STRIDENT... more... - Stephen Mack
Mark, my staff and I thank you for the glowing endorsement. I will now kiss your wife and/or baby and firmly shake your hand while gazing around the room. - Stephen Mack
FLIP-FLOPPER - Andrew C (✔)
I can agree with most, but I would propose a change in #2. Christmas decorations are only allowed the earliest of thanskgiving weekend. Its the long weekend to spend to put everything up. And they must be taken down by the 15th of Jan (This is leniency due to vacations, trips, and recovery from the holiday hangovers.) I would also like to offer that valentines and easter decorations/gifts/mentions are not allowed until a month before the actual holiday. #DownwithHolidayCreep! - Me
We have no babies (by choice) and my wife finds public displays of affection from strangers abhorrent. You'd still have our vote if you campaigned in a mankini, though, because we welcome challenging politicians. - Mark H
*puts on ball gown and beret* - Johnny from iPhone
*digs for blackmail material on Mr. Mack, hopes to make a fortune* - Brian Johns
CW, I would hereby like to offer you the position of Running Mate. Mark, you are hereby hired as my wardrobe consultant. Johnny, you are elected Chief of Chief of Staff. Sparky, you're going to be BUSY, there's an awful lot of dirt out there. Fortunately, I believe that thanks to my two positions enumerated above, I will be elected in a landslide despite my youthful "indiscretions." - Stephen Mack
You want us to elect you on your number 1 and number 2. Sounds like a typical politician to me. #shitofthebulls - Kristin
Stephen, I'd like to be your press secretary. This is a campaign I can get behind. - Corinne L
Welcome aboard, Corinne! Kristin, my #2 doesn't stink. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Where were you born? - Meg VMeg
Don't answer that, if it's, like, related to a security question or something. - Meg VMeg
My money is on Kenya. - Kristin
Ha! (England.) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
One of us!!!! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
That's all the time we have today for questions. - Corinne L
*is escorted off-stage while holding up Nixon v-fingers and making Howard Dean yelps* - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Stephen, you are the bright spot in my evening. Want to come take over Sacramento city government with me? - Corinne L
Sounds fun! Are there a lot of kickbacks in it for us? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Of course! How about arena naming rights? Or perhaps free parking in perpetuity? - Corinne L
When are you going to post your birth certificate? And your income tax? But mainly your birth certificate? - Stephan
Please hold all questions until our next press conference tomorrow at noon Pacific Standard Time. Thank you. - Corinne L
You won't be running unopposed. I'll be running against you on a platform that includes year round egg nog, requires some actual pumpkin flavor in all things "pumpkin spice" (not just the spices), and allows nothing Christmas related until Santa enters Macy's at the end of the Thanksgiving Day parade, the way it should be. Halloween things will be allowed year round, for the benefit of... more... - April Russo
I want to pick this thread up and hug it. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Please refrain from touching the candidate, sir. Thank you. - Corinne L
PEOPLE OF FRIENDFEED: I'd like to announce my third key platform item: Any big-box retailer that opens on Thanksgiving will be levied a special tax on sales on Thanksgiving Day -- at the rate of 100%. - Stephen Mack
Can I be the one Fox News interviews after I accuse you of an impropriety and then rescind my statement? #iwantmy15minutes - Janet from FFHound!
Leo Laporte
3D Fruit Printer: The Giz Wiz 1495 - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
3D Fruit Printer: The Giz Wiz 1495
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Man, I hope they don't pronounce "Giz" like you would "Wiz" because...well... - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
It's a hard G like GIF - Johnny from iPhone
But of course some say Jif ;-) - Nils Sandin
Andrew C (✔)
RT @thefoodlab: The $29 Thermopop from @thermapen stacks up to the $100 Thermapen. Good news if you're both precise and thrifty. http://www.seriouseats.com/2014...
RT @thefoodlab: The $29 Thermopop from @thermapen stacks up to the $100 Thermapen. Good news if you're both precise and thrifty. http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/11/thermopop-equipment-review-thermapen.html
Gonna be 100% honest. Read that as Thermopoop. It still made sense but in a whole different way like "Who checks the temp of that?" - Johnny from iPhone
Mark H
German town plays prank on neo-Nazis - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...
German town plays prank on neo-Nazis
German town plays prank on neo-Nazis
"For decades, neo-Nazis have traveled to the southeastern German town of Wunsiedel, where Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitler's deputy, was buried until 2011. The right-wing extremists march through the town in commemoration of Hess year after year, glorifying the horrors of the Third Reich. [...] Although Wunsiedel's inhabitants had observed the march from a distance over the past years, this Nov. 15, some of them welcomed the neo-Nazi protesters effusively with rainbow confetti and even cheered for them. [...] The group Rights versus Rights (Rechts gegen Rechts) had come up with a new way to protest the annual neo-Nazi march: For every meter the neo-Nazis walked, local businesses and residents would donate $12.50 to a nongovernmental organization devoted to making it easier for neo-Nazis to leave behind their hateful politics." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"The 200 neo-Nazis had only two choices when they got to know about the plan: Either they proceeded, indirectly donating money to the EXIT Germany initiative, or they acknowledged their defeat and suspended the march. The neo-Nazis decided to pursue their plans — and participated in raising funds for an organization committed to their downfall. According to a news release by the... more... - Mark H
I cannot love this enough. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Those neo-nazis got trolled hard. - Johnny
<3 - Eivind
Johnny
RT @nancypelosi: Happy 65th Birthday, @SpeakerBoehner! Welcome to Medicare and Social Security!
That's some A+ trollin' - Johnny
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @natashamitchell: "Fuzzy legs" has *nout* to do with professional competence. & is not the same as a t-shirt at a board meet. Oh garn. http://www.theage.com.au/lifesty...
RT @natashamitchell: "Fuzzy legs" has *nout* to do with professional competence. & is not the same as a t-shirt at a board meet. Oh garn. http://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/beauty/in-response-to-tracey-spicer-why-wearing-makeup-makes-my-day-20141117-11oavu.html
I love that her rebuke is basically, "No, YOU are extreme! My way is the right way!" which is not particularly convincing. Seriously, we internalize enough judgement about our appearance without other people going around policing it. At least in my office, choosing not to wear makeup does NOT set me apart from my "tribe," as she puts it. We have a mix of professional women who do, don't, and sometimes do, wear makeup at my job and we seem to all treat each other with respect. - Jennifer Dittrich
I can't say I've ever had anyone in a work environment consider me less professional or capable for not wearing make-up. I think it's important to dress for your particular environment, and in most cases that involves being neat, but personally I've never seen it extend to make-up, perfectly styled hair, or hair removal. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Bit of a fangirl moment when Natasha Mitchell RT's my reply to her, which was that I hoped any employer who had a problem with "fuzzy legs" extended that to male legs... - Melly - #TeamMarina
I'm not sure that anti-makeup = anti-beauty - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
It doesn't, but it is a lot easier to make them sound extreme. - Jennifer Dittrich
I may be wrong but isn't "skin care" and "grooming" a different thing to makeup, lipstick and curling your eyebrows? "I am not afraid of looking older, but I do want to look my best.".. best what, exactly? Even if you do it to feel good, aren't you still just trying to look acceptable to the societal standard (often imposed by legacy and current misogynistic powers?). - Johnny
I see them as different for sure. - Melly - #TeamMarina
At every single office job I've had, I've been told my lack of makeup is unprofessional. I ignored them because it usually came from women who thought they had to wear it & most of them looked like rabid clowns. - Anika
Even when I worked in a government job I didn't wear make-up and nobody ever mentioned it. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Melly - #TeamMarina
Plumber arrives, says "Your Dad says you've got some taps that need fixing."
Now granted, he'd only spoken to Josh on the phone, but I'm still amused. - Melly - #TeamMarina
... *cues 1970s porno baseline* - Johnny
Victor Ganata
Seals discovered having sex with penguins - BBC http://www.bbc.com/earth...
Video included. Don't say I didn't warn you. - Victor Ganata
So much for saying certain lifestyles are "unnatural". ;-) - Spidra Webster
Multiple occurrences of king penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) sexual harassment by Antarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella) - Polar Biology 2014 Nov 11 http://link.springer.com/article... - Victor Ganata
Nature is full of some damned disturbing stuff. I was just talking dolphin behavior with someone on Twitter the other night... - Spidra Webster
Eesh. "In three of the four recorded incidents the seal let the penguin go. But on one of the more recent occasions, the seal killed and ate the penguin after trying to mate with it." - rönin
One has to feel for the penguins in this situation. - Friar Will
^ Haha :-) - Marina's Godmother :-)
Intercourse the penguin. - Spidra Webster
"Ooooh yeah, baby. I want you to break my seal. Go on, do it Mary Pop-It-Ins." </Morgan Freeman> - Johnny
someone has a future in comedy porn voice replacement sessions. - Big Joe Silence
Johnny
It's hard enough trouble shooting tech for someone who isn't confident with tech without other non-tech savvy people jumping in with what they've kinda heard or how they think is should work.
Did you try turning it off and turning it back on again? - Melly - #TeamMarina
I was reading the fricken manual to the person and another person chimed in telling me to do that part we did 4 minutes ago (never mind what she told me was wrong). I had to stop, explain why that person was wrong to the person I was helping and reassure them the manual I was looking at was legitimate - Johnny from iPhone
*bigmotherfuckingheaddesk* - Melly - #TeamMarina
Eric - Regulate
Disassembling Nikon Speedlight SB-600 Bottom half of the flash - https://www.ifixit.com/Guide...
Disassembling Nikon Speedlight SB-600 Bottom half of the flash
Anyone ever have to take apart a flash? My lock on my flash is broken, just spins and holds in the lock position on the camera shoe. Getting it off took some doing. Do you think it's easily fixable? - Eric - Regulate from Bookmarklet
The SB600s are doable but take time and planning. - Johnny from iPhone
I've disassembled mine before (although not for the lock). Seems doable. - Stephan from iPhone
I'm scared - Eric - Regulate from iPhone
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @edyong209: "Men: for thousands of yrs we’ve had essentially carte blanche to be dicks at work. It has changed." @dr24hours http://infactorium.com/2014...
RT @edyong209: "Men: for thousands of yrs we’ve had essentially carte blanche to be dicks at work. It has changed." @dr24hours http://infactorium.com/2014/11/13/that-shirt/
Someone's having a go at me on Facebook for posting this. Apparently because this guy's work has helped saved the planet, it's okay for him to be a dick. And I'm not allowed to comment because I don't know who he is or what he's done. Okay. - Melly - #TeamMarina
I guess I should just shut up and not have an opinion because I'm *gasp* A WOMAN. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Let me say that mpow runs lots of space missions for nasa. We have tv crews in and live stream. This would not be tolerated. He would not have been allowed in the place. Coworkers would have stopped him before bosses ever needed to. Actually, we would t hire or retain anyone who would think this ok and we have mandatory compliance training to reinforce our culture of inclusion - Christina Pikas from iPhone
I admit I can be very conservative. Generally, I don't give a crap what people want to wear, but I do think there's a time and place for certain clothing, and depending on the workplace, like this article says, adults should dress appropriately. - Melly - #TeamMarina
This person commenting comes across as slightly misogynistic at times on his own page. And is not very tolerant of differing beliefs. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Oh, he's a fuckstain. - Johnny from iPhone
Did he really just say "women aren't as interested in science as men"? - Melly - #TeamMarina
Not that it's likely to make a difference, but I liked to this: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/unoffic... - Melly - #TeamMarina
I listened to a very interesting program on Radio National one morning about why we still need feminism, and they talked extensively about women in science. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @annewheaton: Or you can try birth control pills, whichever you're more comfortable with. http://t.co/XmAtyZtqEt
RT @annewheaton: Or you can try birth control pills, whichever you're more comfortable with. http://t.co/XmAtyZtqEt
I fully support what family planning clinics do, but why is that phrase almost always synonymous with "avoiding having a family"? - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
A well run media campaign. - Johnny
complicated: I don't hear it that way at all, and I don't think most people do at least in states that support women's rights to control their own bodies. I hear it as *planning* families, not avoiding them. - Walt Crawford
As in, planning when you will and won't start your family. Which does involve some avoidance, or at least delay. - Melly - #TeamMarina
And spacing the children you do have - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Melly - #TeamMarina
I'm trying to work out when we first met IRL. - Melly - #TeamMarina
you met in 1945. It was war time. He saw you, you saw him, and shouted out "mates!" - Sir Shuping is just sir
Close. I think it was 2009. - Melly - #TeamMarina
We is adorable! - Jenny H. from Android
I'd like to meet these one day - Mo Kargas
February 21, 2010 - Johnny
I like to think Johnny is wearing something Star Wars themed in each picture - Mo Kargas
What Mo said re: meeting y'all. - LB's never Kippled
You're always welcome, Mo. - Melly - #TeamMarina from FFHound!
<3 - Mo Kargas
1 more day! - Johnny
*grumpy jealous face* - Mo Kargas
Get on up here, Mo! - Melly - #TeamMarina from FFHound!
Maitani
John Oliver's Last Week Tonight is better than The Daily Show and The Colbert Report: Here's why. - http://www.slate.com/blogs...
John Oliver's Last Week Tonight is better than The Daily Show and The Colbert Report: Here's why.
"I haven't watched an entire episode of The Daily Show or The Colbert Report in months. My disengagement coincided with the debut of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, which ended its first season Sunday night. Oliver’s show gives me the same giddy charge that really great segments of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report once did. If you’re a fan of those Comedy Central time-slot-mates, you share their embedded video segments not just because they’re repeating your favorite bits of received political wisdom (which is a huge part of their appeal), but because there’s a high level of craft happening from one minute to the next: clever writing, acting, editing, and graphics. But there’s a big difference between those shows and Last Week: When I watch John Oliver, I feel as if some sort of progress is being made." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
I love him! I watch religiously each week. :) - Jenny H. from Android
Don't get this in Aus :( Sad panda - Mo Kargas
Not even on YouTube? That's how I watch. - Jenny H. from Android
Region locked :/ - Mo Kargas
it's available on torrent ;) - d☭snake
It's on pay TV. - Johnny from iPhone
Which service Johnny? - Mo Kargas
Foxtel. Comedy Channel. - Johnny from iPhone
Stuff that then. Not sending a penny to old Rupert - Mo Kargas
Todd Hoff
Can land a flea on a BB as it is shot out of a gun, but can't keep a live feed going.
At scale is hard. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
lol - Todd Hoff
A science live stream crashed by to much attention can't be all bad. - Johnny from iPhone
Andrew C (✔)
RT @shrillcosby: posted without comment D7282crO5L
RT @shrillcosby: posted without comment D7282crO5L
......... - Johnny from iPhone
Good. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Yep. - Meg VMeg
all kinds of things come to mind. - Big Joe Silence
Johnny
I was just accused of being a hipster because of my beard. I was too lazy to shave long before that trend ever happened. #Hirsute4Life
You mean you were growing a beard before it was cool? :P - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
No :) I didn't shave because I'm lazy and it's a pain in the ass. The Hirsute craze evolved around me. - Johnny
You started it. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Johnny started it in the southern hemisphere, I in the northern. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Johnny
RT @taylorswift13: The last time an album sold as many copies as 1989 did first week, it was 2002, I was 12, and going… http://instagram.com/p...
RT @taylorswift13: The last time an album sold as many copies as 1989 did first week, it was 2002, I was 12, and going… http://instagram.com/p/vCLO96jvFN/
Gold - Johnny
Victor Ganata
While I understand the sentiment that we probably shouldn't spend resources trying to colonize space if we can't even get our shit together here on Earth, we may have already passed the point of no return. So isn't there a moral imperative to try to give our descendants some hope for the future?
There's also the chance that in doing so, we may actually discover new ways to do things here to repair the damage. A good deal of the technology that's indispensable now began as what would have been seen as frivolous pursuits. - Jennifer Dittrich
I assume any space colony would be as screwed-up as our home planet. Could you imagine Rick Scott running a colony on Mars or the moon? - John (bird whisperer)
Does anyone really think we'll get our shit together? - Todd Hoff
The issue is a finite resource. We only have one "here". If we colonise space, there are plenty of opportunities for theres for everyone to splinter off into. - Johnny from iPhone
We don't have to be perfect. But we can't be so fucked up in space that we'll doom ourselves anyway, at a faster rate and at a much higher cost. It's a tricky balance, I'm sure. - Victor Ganata
Unless someone magically invents FTL before the seas rise, we'll all be living in hermetically sealed tin cans and have to account for all raw materials being consumed and all waste materials being excreted anyway--i.e., we'll have to be very environmentally hyperaware in order to survive. Colonizing space and surviving the environmental changes Earth is going to undergo seem to be synergistic goals to me. - Victor Ganata
Johnny
Why It's Important To Vote, Even If It's Just To Donkey/Spoilt Ballot: Politicians worry about number of people who vote. Every spoilt ballot gets put into the "undecided" category for next time. The more POTENTIAL voter, the harder the candidates will have to work next election to win yours.
Plus, people fight and die for right to do what people choose not to do. At least honor their struggle by standing in line and going through the motions. - Johnny
Melly - #TeamMarina
Eeeeeeeeeeeek, I'm about to have a spur-of-the-moment job interview via Skype!!!!!
*flashes man boobs*. - Johnny from iPhone
Don't tilt the camera down unless you plan on putting on pants. - Kristin
I look like shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit, my hair in manky. - Melly - #TeamMarina
GOOD LUCK - Meg VMeg
Let us know if you need to test your connection? Or your pants? - Meg VMeg
Good luck! - John (bird whisperer)
We ended up speaking on the phone. I got the job :oD It's only 7 hours a week but perfectly makes up for the recent small cut to my hours at my other job! - Melly - #TeamMarina
Congrats! What's the job? - Spidra Webster
yay! - Meg VMeg
Social media assistant for http://togetherweroam.com/ - Melly - #TeamMarina
A good fit for you! - Spidra Webster
Congratulations! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Hooray! - Corinne L
Got lots of strategising/organising to do over the next few days but then it should be smooth sailing. - Melly - #TeamMarina
High five! That's awesome! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @jodyallen_sahm: What the...?!!! Man Has Sex With Low Cost Lasagne - http://buff.ly/1wQo1s0
RT @jodyallen_sahm: What the...?!!! Man Has Sex With Low Cost Lasagne - http://buff.ly/1wQo1s0
That béchamel sauce tastes weird. - Johnny from iPhone
I just "had" a banana. I doubt I looked anything like that when I eated it. #iamtwelve #funwithfood - Uli
COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
This is why we can't have nice things: Guy in front of me at self checkout bought full cart, $253 worth, of groceries. #firstworldproblems
That's just rude. - Marie
Good grief. Who has that kind of time and patience to run so many groceries through self checkout? - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Me. :D - Big Joe Silence from Android
I don't mind that... as long as it's not their first attempt at it. - Johnny from iPhone
I'm more bothered by novice self-checkers attempting to pay in cash with coins...or by cheque! - Big Joe Silence from Android
Just about everyone in self checkout was ringing up whole carts full of groceries; even the folks in the self checkout lanes that were explicitly marked "12 Items or Fewer." All I was trying to do was buy a single bottle of soda so I'd have something to drink during the kidlet's soccer game. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
We use self checkout a lot differently out here in my area. It's reserved almost entirely for people with only a handful of items. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Yeah, if you can't get in and out of the self-checkout in <5 minutes, you probably shouldn't be there. - NOT THE CRICKET
In the stores around here, we have self-checkout lanes with a conveyor belt for full carts and then ones with no conveyor belt and just a small countertop for hand baskets and hand-held stuffs. I personally prefer to take my full cart through the full cart self-checkout lane because I like bagging my own shit. And I'm fast. :) - Hookuh Tinypants
Victor Ganata
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are right and God isn't 'a magician with a magic wand' - The Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/news...
While I realize that there are lot of Christian sects that are indeed very anti-science, the stance of the Roman Catholic Church is the reason why that argument has always felt like a strawman to me. And Pope Francis isn't the first pope to state this. - Victor Ganata
And the Big Bang theory was first posited by an astronomer and physicist who was also a Jesuit priest. - Victor Ganata
He has his own astrophysicist. http://archive.wired.com/wired... - Ken Morley
It seems to me like he describes an ascent of man type directed evolution. Divine artificial selection? May just be that the pope doesn't really understand the mechanisms of evolution, poor choice of words, or bad translation, of course. But it's not really compatible with the science, is it, if man is believed to be the inevitable end product, the pinnacle, of evolution? I agree it's... more... - Eivind
It's really just a version of the strong anthropic principle, though. The strong anthropic principle and the fine tuning problem make some scientists unhappy precisely because they give intelligent design an opening but they're perfectly compatible with existing evidence. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
It's also a version of creationism :) - Eivind from Android
Sure, but it's a version of creationism that isn't at odds with current observations. - Victor Ganata
“Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation, because evolution requires the creation of beings that evolve.” - Eivind from Android
Well, one way to summarize the strong anthropic principle is that the initial conditions of our universe inevitably lead to the evolution of intelligent life—the physical constants that define our universe make it inevitable that matter will develop into living organisms and which then inevitably evolve into sophonts. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Where, exactly, can intelligent life be found, though? - Uli
Friendfeed. - bentley
LOL, well, yeah, then we end up having to finely parse words like "intelligence", "life", "matter", "existence". - Victor Ganata
I view his remarks as political. One more effort to dislodge his American Bishops from their Republican coalition with evangelicals... - WarLord
Here's what it really is: The tooth and nail adherence to "Creation Science" was making the church looking fucking dumb. Lots of dumb things were trying to be done in the name of the church and ultimately that is turning people off. This is a bridge to sideline those people but still have an explainable way to have Genisis. - Johnny from iPhone
The thing is, the Roman Catholic Church's stance on evolution has been essentially unchanged for the last 64 years. It was really only Benedict who was trying to change things. And it was a Jesuit priest who came up with the Big Bang Theory in the first place. - Victor Ganata
But given the rise/size of other strains of Christianity who are big on Creation Science, this is a pretty clear marker to step away from them. - Johnny from iPhone
Oh, for sure. Francis definitely wants to distance himself from Benedict. But it's more like Francis is turning the wheel back to the direction it was in the first place, rather than setting off in an entirely new direction. - Victor Ganata
Pope Declares There is No Conflict Between Big Bang, Evolution and The Catholic Faith... In 1951 - uCatholic http://www.ucatholic.com/blog... - Victor Ganata
The God of the gaps approach is probably wise, but maybe he should use the Norwegian church as an case study to see what /can/ happen to a church if it is too eager to adjust its dogma according to the demands of the secular world. - Eivind
The Roman Catholic Church has frequently adjusted itself to the secular world and has employed the god-of-the-gaps argument often. I'm mainly just objecting to the media hype that somehow Pope Francis is being revolutionary. The episode with Galileo is mostly a half-millenium old strawman that happened for political reasons rather than true anti-science sentiment. Mendel, Bacon, Lemaitre are not anomalous. The Vatican is not as bound to literal interpretations of Scripture as many other Christian sects. - Victor Ganata
Yeah, this really isn't radical in any way. It looks even less revolutionary if you consider the context: at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences while dedicating a bust of Pope Benedict. Francis may be pushing back against intelligent design arguments, but if so, he's pushing very gently. And it's not likely that his audience in this case would put much stock in intelligent design anyway. - John (bird whisperer)
I do think he is arguing for intelligent design, just not in the stronger sense of an actively interventionalist god. It resembles the Deist argument, really. At most, he is repudiating Creationism based on the literal interpretation of scripture, but that has been the long-standing position of the Roman Catholic Church anyway. - Victor Ganata
The media is pushing the "great new pope" angle pretty hard, and it seems to work pretty well for them :) - Eivind from Android
Iain Baker
We're off on tour again! Australia and NZ, March 2015.
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Well. - Johnny from iPhone
Guest list, if you need it. Just shout. - Iain Baker
^ That would be an epic FFeedup. - LB's never Kippled from Android
Holy crap if you make it to west coast of USA I'm selling the baby and going, . - Steve C Team Marina
Now I have International Bright Young Thing in my mind. - Steve C Team Marina
Pick me, pick me! - Melly - #TeamMarina from FFHound!
Funny story (don't tell him I told you) - I was talking to Josh about this and he said he didn't know any of your songs (he's a young 'un). I said he'd probably now Right Here Right Now. He started singing it then said "Isn't that a Bryan Adams song?" - Melly - #TeamMarina
^ hahahaha! :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
ohh nooo.... - Big Joe Silence
BRYAN ADAMS?????????? - Stephen Mack
Yeah, I can't even. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Someone needs to tell Val. - Steven Perez
Johnny
Dear Internet, The "No wonder the iPhone is 6 inches and bends" joke has already been made 100 times in the past hour. We don't need yours.
I must have missed them all; I have no idea what you're talking about. That said, I did hear a news story last week that, in China, the cell phone retailers actually have tailors on-site so they can adjust the size of your pockets when you buy the iPhone 6+. Pretty sure that's for real, though. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
With Tim Cook confirming he is gay, this is the joke of choice between idiots. - Johnny from iPhone
Oh. Stupid Internet. This is why we can't have nice things. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Johnny
That moment you realise the hesitantly drawn diagram you just showed your boss is an accidental cock and balls... and they realise it too.
I'm off to live in a hole for a week. - Johnny
twig and berries - Big Joe Silence
I figure we all do this at least once every five years. far more often if you're a cartoonist - Sir Shuping is just sir
frank and beans - Big Joe Silence
i'm a musician and a former IT worker. i've done embarrassing things you people wouldn't believe. - Big Joe Silence
Johnny
I trying a stop myself from using "what if it was your daughter" to vile #GamerGaters cause the idea of them having daughters saddens me.
Maybe "mother" instead of "daughter"? - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
If they'd treat women that way now, I doubt respect for their mother truely exists. - Johnny from iPhone
And really, if their respect is only predicated on direct proximity, there's a good chance it's based in their own opinion of themselves, not seeing those women as fully independent humans. - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Simply Caroline
Can you like the body of work and not the person?!
Yes. Assholes who have done good science. - Joe
Happens all the time. See: entertainers. - Eric - Regulate from iPhone
Yes. Unfortunately, if you know too much about the person *before* you encounter the body of work it may poison the body of work (e.g., Orson Scott Card in my case). - Walt Crawford
Yes, but when demonstrating that appreciation in public, you have to work harder at saying why the work is important to you in a bubble and it's not a validation of the creator. - Johnny
what Eric said. some of my favourite music is by ppl i can't stand. - Big Joe Silence
<333333333333 - Simply Caroline from iPhone
You absolutely can, but not liking the person can certainly take a toll on how much you like the body of work. A lot of it, for me, has to do with just how much I dislike the person, and who else is involved in the body of work. Some of it also has to do with what work was done before that person turned into the person you don't like. For instance, Dave Mustaine (Megadeth) is totally... more... - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Coincidentally, I just added Stephen Fry's "Wagner & Me" to my Netflix list. - bentley
Andrew C (✔)
I don't know that much about Mexican food, but it occurred to me today to cook my leftover chorizo into the black beans (from a can) that I was cooking with a little diced onion. Worked out great, so then this evening I made a sofrito (sliced onions, diced garlic, and diced sweet pepper) to go with the leftovers of that.
I've started looking at "mothership" cooking. A large base ingredient that purposefully triggers leftovers. - Johnny
I love that kind of cooking. I think 'roasted chicken' is probably my favorite, but that's likely because I know the most recipes to take advantage of the whole chicken. - Jennifer Dittrich
I like Johnny's term for it: "mothership cooking." Ha! - Corinne L
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