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Just pulled out 2 random cards to demo @CAH to a person at work. Perfection.
Just pulled out 2 random cards to demo @CAH to a person at work. Perfection.
Make love with the jam jar in your anus, not war. - Kristin
BWAHAHAHA!!! - Johnny from iPhone
The best answer to someone calling you a "Feminist" or "SJW" is "You say that like it's a bad thing." They implode while trying to explain.
When I first heard SJW my thought was "Man, that sounds bad ass!" - Heather
I know, right? I want a patch in the shape of a shield. - Johnny
RT @thefanspodcast: Jurassic World's concept art for the genetically modified dinosaur. #JurassicWorld
RT @thefanspodcast: Jurassic World's concept art for the genetically modified dinosaur. #JurassicWorld
This would interest me more than the new movie - Mo Kargas
Yeah. Look, the new movie interests me but not necessarily as a Jurassic Park movie. If Pratt and his #ChrisPrattRaptorPosse are going to the be the leads then it becomes a hunter movie, not an escape movie. It would be as if they're making the Robert Muldoon version of events. I'll be there opening night (as I have with the other 3) but I'm not expecting the same reaction as when I was 13 years old. - Johnny
Yeah. Fun fact: still have all the collectible Jurassic Park cards - Mo Kargas
Same. I have the gold T-Rex in one of those plastic cases ;) - Johnny
LNP MP Sean Choat says ‘humility and patience’ of 14th century nun St Rita gives hope to victims of domestic violence
Cause... you know... she stuck around in an abusive relationship until the dude got tired of beating her. - Johnny
grrr. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I ... would watch that movie. Not necessarily the JW one, but one with Chris Pratt riding dinosaurs. - Jennifer Dittrich
A Dino-Riders movie would kick ass. That and a M.A.S.K. movie. - Johnny
Most of Twitter is fine, but the people acting all holier-then-thou about the protesters (You aren't accomplishing anything, justice isn't inside a Dollar Tree) are going to drive me batshit. These people are frustrated beyond belief. They were told to let the system do it's thing. They did, it failed. What do you think is going to happen?
I know I've been so frustrated and angry that I've stopped caring about being constructive, and that's nothing compared to what's happening and been happening in Ferguson and across the country. You can't stay calm and logical when it accomplishes nothing and things are terrible. - Heather
The sad thing is the destruction is what will be talked about and shown on loop, rather than the issues at hand. - Johnny
It is sad, because victims are expected to be perfect and if they aren't they probably deserve whatever happens to them. People hate to have to look at shades of grey when they want black and white (pun? no?) answers. - Heather
I just think it's easier for the news to show a visual rather than having to try and explain a concept. The worst thing that could have happened (for the news and the politicians) is if the protests were perfect and calm. A burning car can explain away an awful lot of nuance. - Johnny
And people will think that what they see is proportional to what happens. If there are 100 pictures of the same burning cop car and 2 pictures of 2 different massive peaceful protests, it looks like burning cars are a bigger issue. So of course Twitter is full of people bitching about burning cars and the story isn't allowed to be any deeper than that. - Heather
To be fair, there is plenty burning right now. I wouldn't necessarily call those setting fires as protesters though. And I agree, there is reason for rage. I wish the way they released this information would have allowed for time to apply an organized, peaceful organization of protest. - Eric - Regulate
I agree that a lot of the stuff going on right now is not ok, but it doesn't make all the other not ok stuff that has happened justified. I also think you can't treat people like enemy combatants and expect them not to become that. If the cops and city had prepared to facilitate peaceful protests and worked with local groups I think things would be going a lot differently. Then again, if the police were willing to do that I think the entire area would be much different. - Heather
I'm not saying the rioting is excusing the other not ok stuff... but it certainly lessens the impact right at this moment in terms of narrative. From even before the decision, the narrative those people in power who corrupted this system were looking for was "See, this violent young black man came from a collective of violent young black men". The second there was trouble, the spin... more... - Johnny from iPhone
With the events over the weekend in combination of not knowing what airsoft toys are, I went and googled them. Back in my day, our guns looked nothing like real guns. They were either space-y, western-y or uber plastic-y fake. Airsoft makes specific realistic replicas, even down to different versions of gun inside a gun model type. I'm sorry, but
that's just disturbing. - Johnny
agreed. - Big Joe Silence
"SIDEBAR: Super Soakers were invented by a Black man because Black kids were getting killed by police for holding Intertech water guns..." - , "I repeat, POLICE WERE MURDERING BLACK KIDS HOLDING WATER GUNS THAT LOOKED LIKE REAL GUNS SO OFTEN A DUDE MADE DAYGLO WATER GUNS & GOT RICH" - - Andrew C (✔)
"I'd just like to point out to anyone asking why our water guns looked so realistic, toy guns for boys were made out of METAL in the 60's..." - - Andrew C (✔)
Also, as an 80s kid, I asked my parents for Megatron or Optimus Prime one Xmas and they got me Megatron (I think Optimus was sold out), and Megatron transformed into a pretty realistic-looking pistol at the time. - Andrew C (✔)
I was a kid in Ontario in the 70s and early 80s. I was able to get a bunch of WWII toys that included webbing, a pistol, a rifle, and a plastic grenade. EDIT: and a helment. - Brent Schaus
Andrew, while not diminishing the importance of your reply, Lonnie Johnson (the black man) was a NASA engineer and realised he had a possible toy while testing his environmentally friendly heat pump that used water instead of Freon. The "Black kids were getting killed by police for holding Intertech water guns" seems to be something that is grafted onto that story. - Johnny
Fair. To my recall - though I was a kid back then - the Super Soaker selling point was the unique (?) pressure system, which outperformed most other water gun designs of the time. I did have an Entertech gun as well, though. And the Wikipedia entry for Entertech says: "The end of Entertech's short-lived success was due in part to incidents in which law enforcement officers shot and... more... - Andrew C (✔)
The Entertech Uzi (?) I had was matte black plastic, with a pretty realistic silhouette. Megatron was even more realistic...ish, with shiny and matte parts. - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew, I had a Megatron as well... but given the cost of it at the time, it wasn't something I ever took outside to play cops and robbers with. - Johnny
It wasn't often that I was allowed to play with any type of gun when I was a kid, but I do remember having an "automatic" water Uzi when I was younger. Although it was really cheap plastic, it did definitely look a lot like the real thing. I remember it also made a clicking noise when you pulled the trigger (so it sounded a little like a crappy Uzi, too). Other than that, though, most of the water guns my friends & I played with were clear, neon plastic pistols, so they were very obviously not real guns. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Right. What disturbs me about the airsoft models is the extent and effort that's put into making them exact replicas of the real things. The guns of my youth were really just representations of guns but these seem to cross a line in my head into playing with as-real-as replicas. It's no longer the concept of guns but actual weapons. I admit the gun culture in Oz is different but still, weapons as toys always sits uneasy. The realer the toy weapon, the higher the unease. - Johnny
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @nswpolice: Appeal to identify a newborn #baby boy who was found down a drain at #QuakersHill.
RT @nswpolice: Appeal to identify a newborn #baby boy who was found down a drain at #QuakersHill.
The mother has been found and charged with attempted murder. Temps on that day reached 40C+ in Sydney and he wouldn't have survived if he hadn't been found when he was. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Do you have "safe surrrender" places there? I'm not sure if it's national or just CA, but many fire stations here are places where people who are tempted to abandon their baby can surrender it (presumably for adoption). - Spidra Webster
I think they exist but someone who would put their newborn down a drain may not be in full use of her logical facilities to even do that. There seems to be a lot more to this story than a bad mother. - Johnny
Our child services try and track down the mother even if they do (this lady was found via hospital records) because it may not be safe for the mother either through substance abuse or spousal/family abuse. The double edge sword. The things that sometimes cause mothers to do this so they're not found is the reason they need to be found. - Johnny
So awful for everyone involved. I hope the mum and baby get the care they need. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I'm wondering why she was charged with attempted murder - that suggests intent to kill rather than just abandonment. - Melly - #TeamMarina from FFHound!
Not necessarily. Charging her with attempted murder allows the police to detain her in a specific and secured area while she undergoes psych tests. Things like child abandonment etc don't necessarily come with that ability or those facilities... and given the bubbling swell of anger around this issue, a more secure cell while she undergoes psych evaluation could be beneficial. It could be more about keeping people out (ala the father, the public) rather than keeping her in. - Johnny
Plus you have to kinda go with the highest charge by default. Given that anger and attention, I don't think the officer's discretion to not charge her with anything less would have been received well. - Johnny
Makes sense! - Melly - #TeamMarina
She also hid the baby, so it seems she didn't want to be found. It would be a bit different if she left him at a front door or some place he would have been expected to be found quickly. - Heather
Been thinking more about this - could they charge her with attempted murder without evidence to suggest intent? - Melly - #TeamMarina
Yes, pending psych evaluation. There is enough "reasonable" suspicion to get the attempted murder charge. She was represented in court by a lawyer today so the evidence tendered today would only have been brief and the denial of bail wasn't protested. - Johnny from iPhone
Basically, 1st the police charge you then you appear in court to test if the charge is reasonable. If so, a date is set for prelim then a trail date. In that time (which can be months) the charges can be amended by the prosecution with another hearing. The events and actions of the police so far don't suggest either way a premeditated murder (non-insanity). This will take time to play out. - Johnny from iPhone
I hope she gets the help she needs. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Andrew C (✔)
RT @saraghadams: more like #LegoNow
RT @saraghadams: more like  #LegoNow
(There's very little pink in the LEGO Friends kits) - Johnny from iPhone
Well, yes - they did have to make room for the other pastels. - Jennifer Dittrich
(Curtis) Alan Jackson
I liked a @YouTube video Jurassic World - Trailer Premiere Thursday November 27 (HD)
I liked a @YouTube video Jurassic World - Trailer Premiere Thursday November 27 (HD)
I apparently had not heard of this remake/reboot/refresh/regurgitation. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
There has been the infancy of a viral video campaign in existence for 9 or so months now. I read an article back then with a producer that said they didn't want to go to hard to early and be written off a hacky rehash. Given the glut of blockbuster movies coming out right now, they wanted a solid trailer with all the SFX nailed down and smack it hard leading into Xmas. - Johnny
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:
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 -
3D Fruit Printer: The Giz Wiz 1495
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.
RT @thefoodlab: The $29 Thermopop from @thermapen stacks up to the $100 Thermapen. Good news if you're both precise and thrifty.
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 -
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
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.
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.
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
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 - 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
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 -
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
RT @edyong209: "Men: for thousands of yrs we’ve had essentially carte blanche to be dicks at work. It has changed." @dr24hours
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: - 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.
RT @annewheaton: Or you can try birth control pills, whichever you're more comfortable with.
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 snowed in.
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!
John Oliver's Last Week Tonight is better than The Daily Show and The Colbert Report: Here's why. -
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
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)!
RT @taylorswift13: The last time an album sold as many copies as 1989 did first week, it was 2002, I was 12, and going…
RT @taylorswift13: The last time an album sold as many copies as 1989 did first week, it was 2002, I was 12, and going…
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
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
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