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Jandy
Why does car insurance bill every six months (or three months)? Every month would be way easier to plan for and remember.
You can pay the six-month sort of monthly, in four months, but it costs a little more. Anyway, I figure it's so we don't squawk as much when they raise the rates. It's psychological. :-) - bentley
I usually do the partial pay option, so it actually bills every three months. It's like $2 more to split it, but that's pretty negligible. But I still can't remember to pay it on time, especially now that we have two cars that have insurance due at different times. - Jandy
I have CSAA and get billed monthly but always have the option to pay multiple months at once for a discounted rate if I want. - Hookuh Tinypants
The cost of processing 2 or 4 payments x all the customers < 12 - Johnny from iPhone
We have a monthly option. - Eric - ill subliminal from iPhone
I pay mine fortnightly but yearly gets a nice discount. - Johnny from iPhone
Johnny, you're probably right. Of course this way, my agent's admin assistant ends up having to emailing me every single payment because I forget all the time, so that costs them time/money. She's gotten to where she often emails me the day before / day of because she knows I'm going to forget. I appreciate that level of customer service, though. :) - Jandy
I have State Farm and pay an extra $1/month for them to take it 1/6 of it out of my account monthly. No remembering to pay, easier bugdeting - ellbeecee
I have State Farm, and pay once each month. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Don't even get me started on property tax here in the US, due in April and October, I think. That makes even less sense. - Brian Johns
Huh. And here I worked with my agent to get single annual billing. Brian: "Here in the US"? Around here, prop. tax is a state tax, and it's annual but (in CA) payable in two installments, Nov. & Jan. - Walt Crawford
California's property tax billing is based on the fiscal year, and the valuation is based on the calendar year, which makes for all sorts of fun stuff and is part of the underlying reason for why they bill the way they do. But since property tax is such a huge hit, it's a value to homeowners to not have to pay that chunk all at once (which is why I actually have mine rolled into my... more... - Hookuh Tinypants
Hookuh: Absolutely right and a more detailed answer. We pay in one installment because that makes the deduction larger (admittedly it's a wash after one year); it all depends on your cash flow situation. I was wrong about "January"--you're right, it's effectively April. - Walt Crawford
I have State Farm auto insurance. It's billed annually but gives me an option to pay half with the other half (plus a couple dollars) 90 days later. House tax is also that way - all at once or July/December. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Johnny
Despite me loving the cast, I'm cautious cause a good cast, whatever gender, isn't enough to save shitty franchise scripts. #Ghostbusters
Same. I worry a lot more about the writing than the cast, which is full of great comedy talent (much like the last one.) - Jennifer Dittrich
No trust in Dippold? - Andrew C (✔)
No. There isn't a story that is desperate to be told. It's a reboot or rehash driven by studios. Unless you are a big time writer or director with freedom, you're a studio monkey with a typewriter - Johnny from iPhone
I can think of some premises that would be really interesting. I hope the story is worthy of the talent. - Heather
I'm not all that enthused about the cast, myself. I love the idea of the Ghostbusters being women, but I find one or more of the chosen cast members to be extremely annoying. Granted, I might have felt the same way about Bill Murray before he was in the original if I hadn't been so young when it came out. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Of course, part of the strength of the original was in the rest of the cast - without Rick Moranis, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, and William Atherton, it wouldn't have been nearly as good. Part of Ramis' genius was in letting people who /weren't/ the actual Ghostbusters carry large parts of the story. - Jennifer Dittrich
holly #ravingfangirl
What do you do when you have leftover pulled pork? http://t.co/TnFo1sqxWo
What do you do when you have leftover pulled pork? http://t.co/TnFo1sqxWo
BBQ ribs sauce, pulled pork and fresh cut mozzarella pizzas. - Johnny from iPhone
All of these things. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
"i am going to eat healthy this week," she said... - holly #ravingfangirl
Johnny
The problem with being super organised and having every piece of paper (and answer) in a hospital ER is the side eyes you get like you're up to something.
(Rach's bulged disc has flared. I brought all the scans, the imaging and her medications list). - Johnny from iPhone
Given the crowd I've usually seen in an ER waiting room, you wonder if it must just be really jarring. People are often so ill-prepared, because it's an emergency. I hope they're able to get everything sorted out and her feeling much better - the one time I've had a bulging disc was extraordinarily unpleasant, and it was only a minor instance. - Jennifer Dittrich
Thanks. They just gave her some morphine and we're waiting to hear back from the doc - Johnny from iPhone
I had 2 kidney stones 2 weeks apart, with an ER visit for each. For the second one, I had already taken the pain-killer and brought all the paperwork from the previous visit in case I could keep my stomach settled again. The ER staff were most impressed that I had driven myself and wasn't freaking out. PLANNING AHEAD IS AWESOME. - Neal Krummell
My mom has a lot of health problems takes about 20 different medications. We are always updating her med list and besides herself, I carry one and so does my dad. Anytime we have to take her to the ER, I automatically hand them the list and it is always the same reaction, "Oh my goodness. This is so great! I wish more people would do this!! THANK YOU!!!" - Jenny
When my mom had to take one med four times a day with meals, and another three times a day without meals, and another etc, etc., every permutation, I made a spreadsheet with meds on one side and times on the other so I could keep track of when she had to have a med or a meal, and what she'd already had. The visiting hospice nurse was impressed and asked for a copy to use with other patients. (I wish I could be that organized with my own paperwork.) - bentley
Lists of medications is secret sauce of seamless medical encounters. They also treat me 1000% better when I come in on a gurney from ambulance - WarLord
Melly
Good chance she's never touched my bum though. - Johnny from iPhone
Good point. - Melly
Johnny
Smmmmmmmmmmokin' @ The Worthington Batcave http://instagram.com/p...
Smmmmmmmmmmokin' @ The Worthington Batcave http://instagram.com/p/yNvs0IDZ6M/
Oven stalled right as the pork got to 160 F. Hopefully saved it so it doesn't dry out on the run to 205 F - Johnny from iPhone
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
tonight may very well be one of the all time worst professional moments of my life. the event was a train wreck of things gone wrong. boss was pissed. I was just deer in headlights useless. locked myself in the office halfway through and bawled. it was ugly.
upsides: no one died nor got arrested. my volunteers were champions of rolling with the punches. and I didn't screw things up with the mayor. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
hang in there. - Mike Nencetti
hold the phone... bossman just texted to thank me for my hard work. ok so then I have no fucking idea what happened. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
It's rarely as bad as we think, doll. - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
Ouch. I'm sorry it was rough. Glad bossman saw it differently than you did. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Just because the windshield is covered in bird crap doesn't mean the whole car is. Wait a bit till you hop out to evaluate :) - Johnny
Self evaluation suck! Be well and tell that little voice in your head to go to hell... - WarLord
*hugs* Maybe you can debrief with boss and volunteers over the next couple of days. But I'm sorry that tonight was so rough on you, my dear. *more hugs* - vicster
I like Johnny's analogy, strange as it is. Courage, sister. *passes out shot glasses* - Corinne L
*hug* ++for Johnny's analogy. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
**hugs** I'm sorry things were so awful in the thick of it. - Jennifer Dittrich
(((Tamara))) - Jenny H. from Android
**hugs** - Kirsten
thanks so much everyone. it truly was an ordeal and I'm glad it's over. I'm not sure how much longer I'm in for this new gig. I'm waiting for the "wtf" message about all the SNAFUs. I think the text last night was a brief moment of courtesy that isn't going to last long. Also: for the record, I'm not an event planner, nor do I want to be an event planner, and how the hell am I now an event planner? That's MY wtf message. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
and ditto ++ for Johnny windshield analogy... that's a good one. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Yikes. I hate all the anxiety that it must have caused. Hugs! - Yolanda
Event planning would be near the bottom of my list of unfavorite careers so I hear ya. Networking and maybe informal "event" planning is one thing. High expectation events? NOOOOOooooooooo - Laura Norvig
Tamara, I've done my share of event planning/support for nonprofits, so if you need to vent about specifics or brainstorm ways to address any wtf's they throw at you, give me a holler. - Corinne L
Mike Nencetti
Victor Ganata
Man, the anti-vaxxers who blame the undocumented for this measles outbreak can go fuck themselves.
So... people who want to see lower immunization rates are complaining about "people" who come from countries with "low immunization rates". Ok then. - Johnny
Nope, sorry, you don't get to blame other people's children when you commit an act of gross child neglect. That would be the same as saying it was the fault of some unknown kid on the other side of town, if you deliberately "forget" to feed your kid for 6 weeks. - April Russo
Johnny
So many people over-inflating the Socceroos again. Except for 2 flashes of individual brilliance, we earned our 100th ranking spot.
At least the Socceroos aren't being deflated... - John (bird whisperer)
I've started working on a script that changes "Seattle Seahawks" to "Justin Bieber" and "New England Patriots" to "One Direction". The substitution actually works flawlessly and it should make posts from their respective fans bearable over the next few weeks. - Johnny
Johnny
Sick burn, bro. Sick. Burn.
I mean, c'mon, even if the parties were reversed, you have to give props to that. - Johnny
Andrew C (✔)
Scaled-down rulers for dick pic purposes. C'mon, someone get this on Shark Tank.
Given that a lot of people seem to object to dick pics as a general principle, I'm not sure adding a measuring device would help matters. - John (bird whisperer)
I feel like there's a "selfie stick" joke in there somewhere. - Jennifer Dittrich
No, see the hook is you make the measurements just the little bit smaller so the dick measures a little bit longer - Johnny from iPhone
Yeah, I see now how the wording was unclear, but what Johnny said is what I meant. - Andrew C (✔)
Just change "inches" to "feet" and you're good. - Steele Lawman
rönin
Woman pays $164K per year to live on luxury cruise ship - http://www.usatoday.com/story...
Woman pays $164K per year to live on luxury cruise ship
"Lee Wachtstetter, an 86-year-old Florida widow, took her daughter's advice. She sold her five-bedroom Fort Lauderdale-area home on 10 acres and became a permanent luxury cruise ship resident after her husband died. Mama Lee, as she's known aboard the 11-year-old Crystal Serenity, has been living on the 1,070-passenger vessel longer than most of its 655 crewmembers — nearly seven years." - rönin from Bookmarklet
I'm still failing to see how spending $14K/mo to live on a boat makes any sense. - Anika
Buffet is always open. - Eric - ill subliminal
If you've got the money (and that's the big caveat here), why sit in a house somewhere waiting out the rest of your years when you could travel, constantly meet new people and enjoy the luxuries of being cared for buy all the staff. - Johnny from iPhone
Wonder what kind of discount she gets (if any). - rönin
There's always a discount on cruises. - Eric - ill subliminal
If that's all-inclusive then it's not too terrible of a deal. - C to the A to the J..Hey!
@Anika, considering a higher end retirement community would require about 300K to be accepted and then have to pay 3k per month, I think she is using her money wisely. Insurance doesn't cover elder care until you typically need round the clock nursing care, then when your money runs out the Medicaid kicks in. - Janet
rönin
X-Ray Camera Reveals How Hamsters Fit So Much in Their Cheeks | Mental Floss - http://mentalfloss.com/article...
X-Ray Camera Reveals How Hamsters Fit So Much in Their Cheeks | Mental Floss
Glutton. "The hamster, it turns out, is the rodent version of the Weasleys’ bewitched tent in Harry Potter or Dr. Who's TARDIS: It’s bigger on the inside than it appears from the outside. As the X-rays in this video show, hamsters’ cheek pockets extend all the way to their hips!" - rönin from Bookmarklet
SCIENCE - Stephen Mack
You know what? I don't wanna click cause I don't wanna know. Some things should remain a mystery :) - Johnny from iPhone
Melly
Happy birthday bestie! http://instagram.com/p...
Happy birthday bestie! http://instagram.com/p/yDgTArmyz_/
Happy birthday, J-Wo! - Larua Boats from Android
All the hearts and all the feels. I love you too - Johnny
Happy birthday, Johnny! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
happy happy birthday sir johnny! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Happy birthday, Johnny! - Corinne L
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOHNNY! - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Happy birthday, J! :D - Jenny H. from Android
Happy birthday! - Maitani
Happy birthday Johnny :) - Pete
Happy birthday :) - Eivind
Johnny
Achievement Unlocked: Had a telemarketer hang up on me because I wouldn't let them go.
He was still able to waste your time, so it's more a tie. - Stephan from iPhone
You and my husband should compare notes. - Marie
I was rendering out a 140mb photoshop file. I sat on the phone messing with him rather than going and finding other work to do. I still win. - Johnny
Johnny: So, what are you wearing? - Mo Kargas
He was probably wearing khakis. *rolls eyes* - Marie
All hail - lris from Android
You win at life. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
since it is already Tuesday down under Happy Birthday Johnny ♥♥
Happy Birthday to Johnny! :D - Jennifer Dittrich
<3 - Johnny
Mark H
Over 80 percent of Americans support “mandatory labels on foods containing DNA” - The Washington Post - http://www.washingtonpost.com/news...
"A recent survey by the Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Economics finds that over 80 percent of Americans support “mandatory labels on foods containing DNA,” about the same number as support mandatory labeling of GMO foods “produced with genetic engineering.”" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"Polls repeatedly show that much of the public is often ignorant of both basic scientific facts, and basic facts about government and public policy. Just before the 2014 elections, which determined control of Congress, only 38 percent realized that the Republicans controlled the House of Representatives before the election, and the same number knew that the Democrats control the Senate.... more... - Mark H
I literally smacked my forehead. Dumb people, stop clouding legitimate issues! - Heather
A weird (almost trap) question to ask, yes? - Johnny from iPhone
Murica. :( - Jenny H. from Android
Johnny
Friendfeed, I need your help. Best rub for pork butt: GO!
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A little sweet... a little heat. - Julian
Is there a go-to rub that is a staple or is every pit different. - Johnny
Recipes are often pretty jealously guarded :) - Jennifer Dittrich from iPhone
And highly debated! - Julian
Ah. That's why I can't buy rub from America or the ones already here cost 5 times as much. - Johnny
From what I've gathered, most of them are based on pepper, paprika, garlic powder, salt and sugar. - Johnny
So... wait... ok... not only do I need a rub, I need a brine for injection AND a cider/vinegar spray to mop with. BBQ IS SERIOUS LIKE WOAH - Johnny
Apple juice is a good ingredient for a pork injection. Maybe a little peach nectar, too. - Julian
*takes notes* Peach nectar. - Johnny
I guess I should also come up with a name like Big Johnny or Texas Smoke Pit House Dry Rub Butt... Maybe "Bearded Wombat BBQ Rub" - Johnny
Pork butts aren't rubbed in Texas. They're slow-smoked. - Jason Huebel
I should mention, as much as I like a lot of the various traditional Southern versions, this is my favorite pork butt recipe: http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes..., which involves an overnight cure, and then slow roast. It's great with the condiments they mention, but also just by itself. Any time I've made it, there haven't been any leftovers. - Jennifer Dittrich
rub your beard on it - Jeff (Team マクダジ )
Heather
I'm a terrible fan, my Pats sweatshirt is in the wash.
Your sweatshirt is more than a year old, worn in everyday life so it's needs washing and has been worn when they don't win. You're good. - Johnny
Don't tell my dad. lol - Heather
Johnny
You know the whole "robots will take low wage service jobs" thing? We had ordering terminals in Subway and KFC. Taken out in 6 months.
Waiting through the" Lunch Rush" for help desk to respond to a trouble call probably takes luster off robot love - WarLord
Plus, while I may order my sub correctly, I don't get to oversee the making. In a rush, cucumber gets put on. I take the sub back because cucumber (and the juices) make me gag. If I order as I go, I shut that shit down as they reach for it. - Johnny from iPhone
uhm... bots can do without cucumbers either - it is Sub and KFC which don't care to keep your "history and preferences", IMO - непростые коротышки
Subway and KFC have bots that make your food as well? - Johnny from iPhone
Even if they did, they'd still have to rely on humans to put the bins in the right places. Bots probably wouldn't recognize if a human put a bin of cucumbers where the bin of pickles is supposed to be, but a human would. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE from WinForFeed
All of that said, a lot of places around here have taken out their self-checkout stands because they were too much of a hassle. We do still have places that have the touch screen ordering kiosks for food and stuff. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE from WinForFeed
The idea that within 10 years every Subway or McDonalds will suddenly get fully automated is a pipe dream. Funny thing is, when Subway got the terminals, they didn't drop staff cause they still needed people to make them... the people who normally took the orders. This morning we got Maccas. If you put an ordering terminal in, they still need someone to pack and hand me my bag... they usually serve anyway. - Johnny from iPhone
They bring the food to your table in Oz?? - Big Joe Silence from iPod
No. The food gets made out the back then gets bagged by the servers at the front then handed to me over the counter. - Johnny from iPhone
Huh. Never thought of that as serving, but okay. - Big Joe Silence from iPod
Probably just local term but "people who take your order then pack your order and hand it to you" is abbreviated to "serve" :) - Johnny from iPhone
I can't imagine the days of the Automat returning. If everyone thought they were such a great thing, they would still be popular and would not have been killed off by the emergence of fast food chains. - April Russo
Joe - there are fast food joints here in the states where they bring the food to your tables. Hardee's (Carl's Jr.) is one that comes to mind immediately, but I know there are others. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE from WinForFeed
Culver's in the Midwest, Burgers etc - order at counter and have it delivered to your table - WarLord
We have Grill'd here. Same thing. - Johnny
Johnny
I have consistently said Google Glass (in the current form) was a hard sell. Pure tech isn't enough. Things need a soul. Plus, privacy.
Plus, a non-ridiculous price. - Andrew C (✔)
Plus of course not making you look like an utter dork #inthshower - WarLord
The price is really the clincher. Most people won't put down US$1,500 for what is basically a peripheral for your phone. It needs to come down to the US$250 range and then it might have a chance. - Jason Huebel
But Google always said they kept the price artificially high on purpose. It was never meant to go mainstream in its current form. - Jason Huebel
Jason, I agree with you but it was certainly evangelised as such. Glass was a beta that got out of Google's hands and they didn;t do that much to try and pull it back in. Google may have dropped the ball but the Glassholes are the ones who stomped it into a million pieces. - Johnny
The interesting question to me: Besides search has Google had a real home run? - WarLord
gmail? Android? I guess Android is like a triple: massive market share but weak monetization. - Andrew C (✔)
Johnny
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I <3 Lootcrate. The December crate was epic. :D - Hookuh Tinypants
I just got a LootCrate for backing Lazer Team on Indiegogo. I thought it worth a 3 month sub - Johnny from iPhone
I just unsubbed and left my Dec crate in Adelaide :( - Mo Kargas
Andy Bakun
RT @vanguardvivian: With the money the USA spends on religious tax breaks, we could end world hunger… twice 1. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs... 2. http://www.nytimes.com/2008...
RT @vanguardvivian: With the money the USA spends on religious tax breaks, we could end world hunger… twice 1. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/08/22/you-give-religions-more-than-82-5-billion-a-year/  2. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/04/news/04iht-04food.13446176.html?_r=0
The ironic thing is that a strain of the institutions that get these religious tax breaks don't want to feed the poor. - Anika
... and certain strains make a BIG deal of saying they're feeding the poor while doing it - Johnny
Johnny
NoSleepy Grayzales #louisgray
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Morning Bump - Johnny from iPhone
I was up at 2:30 this morning and Louis Gray was awake then, too! Does he ever sleep? - Rochelle
What if... Louis Gray is asleep and we are just part of his dream?...... *mind blown* - Johnny from iPhone
Sleep is a waste of time and unproductive, Rochelle. - Louis Gray
¡Hola! - Jemm
Señor Gray - Rodfather
Louis never admits to sleep. But has anyone ever asked him directly about siestas? EXACTLY. - Micah
Micah, he has told me, indirectly, through various images. 4-7AM ;) - NOT THE CRICKET
^^ denies the above - Louis Gray
And your safe, even though I know the data is there, I can't find it. ;) - NOT THE CRICKET
Experto en medios sociales! - Josh Haley
*BUMP-AGE* - Micah
No sabe. - Louis Gray
Bump. - Louis Gray
Indeed. - Micah from iPhone
Johnny
How to piss off your customers: In QLD we don't have daylight savings. The rest of Oz has been in DLS for 4 months. Overnight, the time server for the Optus phone network reset/broke and put all QLD phones 1 hour ahead when they time synced. Hundreds of thousands of customers in QLD were woken 1 hour early today.
People have turned up to places 1 hour early to find them shut. A lady turned up for surgery 1 hour early. Mums woke up kids to get them to school holiday care. It's a PR shitfest - Johnny from iPhone
Does everyone now use their phone as an alarm clock? I....use an alarm clock. And a wall clock.And a watch... - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
*scoots over to sit next to m9m* - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I used an alarm clock until I moved and couldn't find my alarm clock. That's when I started using the phone. - bentley
m9m: you're not alone--well, we don't have a wall clock, but definitely an alarm clock. And watches. - Walt Crawford
And I still wear a watch. - bentley
I wear a watch - but it pairs with my phone and so I think if my phone got screwy, my watch would too. I do have other clocks in the house, though - I'd like to think I'd notice the time difference before I left the house... - WebGoddess
It's currently overcast and rainy here and it's summer so the sun is up at 4am so judging the time is a little more tricky. - Johnny
I use my Fitbit. - Bruce Lewis
The alarm clock function is the main thing I do with my phone. But I don't have to worry about the time being reset from above. At daylight savings time, I can wait for hours, turn the phone off and on again, take the battery out and put it in again, and it still won't pick up the phone company's new time settings. Last time I gave up and just changed it manually. - Deborah Fitchett
Melly
Josiah's been asked on his very first non-family sleepover and I don't know whether to be excited or sad.
Both - Johnny from iPhone
He just rang to say goodnight & he's having a ball! - Melly from iPhone
It's SO WEIRD to be home at night with Josh and Emily but no Josiah. Emily has loved having Josh & I to herself and it was nice for us to focus solely on her. But I very much felt his absence. - Melly
The Other Yvonne
Logan doesn't play Minecraft yet, but watches YouTube videos about Minecraft whenever he gets the chance. It's all he talks about. I'm so sick of it already. If Minecraft was a person I'd punch it in the face.
*fistbump* - Marina's Godmother :-)
It's actually easier when they do play it, because then at least they're more likely to be doing it instead of talking about it! - Marina's Godmother :-)
*fistbump* back! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
My son sits here and watches people play it on YouTube. I don't get it. - Eric - ill subliminal
I'm afraid he'd then want to PLAY it all the time. That would drive me over the edge. - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
I play it and watch people play it. Then again people play football in the park then watch other people play it on TV so I'm cool with it. - Johnny
I used to stand and watch people play Pac-Man so I get the appeal, but I guess today it's just so much more content. It's such a big industry. - Eric - ill subliminal
His personality (he's 6) seems to be the more he watches the meaner and more disobedient he becomes. He's like an angry drunk. It creates more conflict in our home life. He needs more activity than he realizes. - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
The live streams on twitch.tv are popular too. It's interesting watching different designs. - Rodfather
Yvonne, yes! Minecraft can't be at the expense of physical activity. OTOH ... - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Resistance is futile. Honestly, if you learn about it enough to set it up so he's just building stuff instead of playing as a game, it's pretty creative. But yeah, Wade talks about it a lot. I pretend to listen for awhile and then perfect the art of tuning it out or just break it to him that I don't want to hear about it. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Both my kids play and while my son typically isn't a very talkative person, he once jabbered to me about Minecraft for 2 hours straight while I was driving somewhere. No breaks. I am not exaggerating. He also watches one particular series of Minecraft Youtube vids and it's gotten to the point where I can't tell if the stories he tells me of what he's done in Minecraft is stuff he's actually done or he's just projecting himself onto these vids that he's watched. - rönin
Crazy how it's taken hold of so many! I'm sure we'll give in at some point, but not yet. =) - The Other Yvonne
Hahahaha, Stampy friggin' Longnose and iBallistic fecking Squid. Josiah knows if his behaviour falls below acceptable levels then his iPad is the first thing to go. There will be days when it seems everything he does is Minecraft related, but he might mix the actual activities up even though they all revolve around the same thing - so watching the videos, playing the game, reading the... more... - Melly
And awesome kids book about computer games is "But It's Just A Game", helps teach kids about balance: http://www.amazon.com/But-Its... - Melly
Thanks for the recommendation, Melly! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
OMG, Melly - Stampy! His voice drives me INSANE. Before him it was these two guys who were much more mellow and easy to take. I miss those days. - Laura Norvig
Jayden talks at me about Pokemon, the Marvel Universe, Yu Gi Oh, Sonic and friends, all his obsessions...constantly. Every day. Ad nauseum. I care about none of it. He knows, and doesn't shut up. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I'm okay with discussing it occasionally. But they seem to get stuck on it. don't they? I try to steer the conversation elsewhere but it doesn't always work... - Melly
I've told Logan he can only watch Minecraft videos once a day during the school week. Hopefully then we'll make it to the end of the week unharmed. =) - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
I played Skylanders with Josiah today. Together, one mission takes about half an hour. That I can handle. I've tried Minecraft and just can't get into it! - Melly
I think Minecraft is great. It's digital legos. Except you can't walk around inside lego buildings. - Bruce Lewis
Bruce, you can if you have enough legos. - Amit Patel
Today Josiah keeps talking about the Pokemon texture (?) pack in Minecraft. His interests are melding, help! - Melly
Melly, there's a mod called Pixelmon that Wade plays - sounds like he and Josiah have a lot in common. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Funny you should mention that - Josh is getting it for Josiah this weekend as a good behaviour/helper reward ;o) - Melly
Johnny
Thanks Autocorrect but I'm pretty sure "The package has been dispatched to your orifice" isn't exactly what I meant to type.
I once sent a purchase order to a vendor with the text "Please shit this order ASAP" in the Comments field. That was an interesting follow-up phone call for sure. - Hookuh Tinypants
Tehehehe - Johnny from iPhone
Victor Ganata
It's hilarious watching people try to dichotomize things as "good" vs. "evil" when they're choosing between "shitty" and "the shittiest"
My current favourite is when people use the fact someone was shitty to everyone as a valid pardon for being shitty to a particular group. If I bumped into you like an asshole walking down the street, the fact I bumped into 10 other people before you doesn;t really make me any less of an asshole. - Johnny
There is never a perfect choice. - Eric - ill subliminal
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