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Victor Ganata
I'm skeptical that one can actually be apolitical. You can certainly keep your beliefs in the closet and try to pass as apolitical, but that in of itself is a political act.
Holding a view that can be classified on a political scale doesn't make you political. Actively trying to spread that opinion and convincing others that your opinion is right is political. Not giving a shit and just trying to live your everyday life isn't political. Yelling that "Government A" is stupid because "They caused this" isn't political if your frustration is aimed at the... more... - Johnny
Catch22 - Todd Hoff
Johnny, I think that's bullshit and is very clearly a political stance, but I realize it may also be because I'm part of the population of people who don't have the luxury of being apolitical. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
I am skeptical that you are actually skeptical. - Eric Logan
I think you can be political without taking a side. Being frustrated with government in general and wanting change isn't partisan but I would call it political. - Heather, 30k Camper
How is that not being skeptical? I believe being apolitical is bullshit. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Yeah, there are a lot more factions than red and blue, no matter what the MSM says. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
But you haven't defined what political and apolitical is so I'm just going off the current definitions. You can hold a political view but you don't have to get involved with the day to day bullshit if you don't want. You can just do your thing, turn up and vote like a robot and go home. You don't talk politics with your mates, you only complain about "the government" when it pisses you off and you barely know the issues. - Johnny
You can be pissed off that people aren't MORE political but it is possible to live outside the Fox News mass bukkake that fills your airwaves - Johnny
Isn't that just a sort of an unexamined preference for the status quo? - Andrew C (✔)
^^^ - Victor Ganata from iPhone
(Context: this was tangential musing triggered by this post http://friendfeed.com/iphone... ) - Victor Ganata from iPhone
The same as the person who goes in and votes Democrat/Republican because they always have. They are no more invested in "politics" than someone who just tries to stay out of the whole thing. Also, giving the definition of politics today, I would dare say someone who independently examines the issues thoroughly and makes the best choice for the country/democracy as a whole is almost apolitical. - Johnny
One can be involved in the democratic process WITHOUT being involved with the political one. Politics is about winning and being right (or not wrong). Democracy is about who's best to lead. Subtle, but there. - Johnny
Well, I suppose it depends heavily on what you mean by "political". Maybe in an absolute monarchy or a totalitarian dictatorship where you can't actually vote, it's more feasible to be nominally apolitical, but in a representative government where your action or inaction has an electoral and therefore political consequence, I think it's harder to argue that. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
"The personal is political" predates Fox News by at least a few decades. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
I was kidding :) Voter turnout indicates that about 40 % of eligible voters in the U.S. anyway are either apolitical or have given up on the present system. - Eric Logan
Fox News is a symptom, not the cause. The media reflects the will (or apathy) of the people. - Johnny
Eric, VAP in the 2008 US Presidential Election (The Greatest Democracy In The World™) was 57.1%. - Johnny
Victor, I would say the opposite. In the an absolute monarchy or a totalitarian dictatorship, it's far harder to be apolitical. Modern democracies are apathetic and allow citizens to cruise without having to face the day-to-day machinations and melodrama of politics and their leaders. Someone in North Korea etc would be faced with that every day. The State exists in every facet of their lives and has real, every day life and death effect. - Johnny
That's your prerogative if you want to define politicism as tied entirely to the electoral system, but at least just be aware there are many communities where the electoral system is just a means to a political end, and not the end in of itself. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
OK, you got some whole other thing going on here which I can't either grasp or have missed. - Johnny
I think that was the highest it's been in a long time. I agree with the post that Victor linked lots of people are hesitant to express opinions because the parties have become proxies for issues that they may not agree with totally and being identified either Democrat or Republican indicates tacitly that you agree with party platform issues when in fact few well reasoned voters actually agree with the complete platform of either party. - Eric Logan
If you think about politics as about being about issues rather than candidates or parties, I think it's more readily apparent. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
If you're talking about the day-to-day decisions of government that effect people. I addressed that already. - Johnny
Politics doesn't require government. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Here's another formulation: any discussion of "should" (rather than "is" or "probably/possibly will be") is a moral position, and every moral position where one has (even minuscule) agency is a political position. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
There is politics everywhere, but a lot of the issues of the day are where they are because people are apathetic to them or apolitical. Example, a large portion of the Australian people support gay marriage but it's not that big an issue to the wider population AND THEIR EVERYDAY LIVES that it demands immediate action. Most would only think about it when asked in a survey. Most would go "Sure, doesn't affect me". Would it change their vote? Probably not. I would say that's pretty apolitical. - Johnny
If you live in a country where you can be summarily executed for disagreeing with the state, avowed apoliticism is a rational strategy and it's more difficult to argue that any single individual in such circumstances really has any significant agency. In a country where you have the franchise, this more difficult to argue. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
It's not apolitical because it facilitates the preservation of the status quo. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
If you think about it, preservation of the status quo is the essence of conservatism. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Or think about it this way. Just in the context of office politics, can you really be apolitical? Or is it more that some people (most, in a non-disfunctional workplace) can go along to get along just fine because they're happy enough with the status quo? They don't have to exert any active choices because the situation already suits them. - Andrew C (✔)
But you're assuming every issue is a deal breaker. If that was the case, then really no one should get more than 1 vote in any election. - Johnny
"They don't have to exert any active choices because the situation already suits them." or they think their contribution is meaningless. - Johnny
I think it's very difficult to argue that "I don't really care about gay marriage" is a completely apolitical stance, but that's your call, I guess. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
"... because it doesn't effect me directly. Given the chance, I would support it but it's not something I am going to march on the parliament for" - Johnny
In the Philippines, at least, going along to get along is most definitely a political act :D - Victor Ganata from iPhone
"But you're assuming every issue is a deal breaker." - not sure I agree there. I think of it more like, say, having a standing reservation at a restaurant, with a default order. (I know, not a great analogy.) Maybe you don't like the carrots on the side but you usually don't care enough to order something else. You might not /love/ the carrots, but you're still gonna get them unless you... more... - Andrew C (✔)
So are you saying you can be neither here nor there on the carrots? - Johnny
More like you're willing to accept them as part of the set meal. A preference for the status quo is not "no preference", even if it's out of inertia. - Andrew C (✔)
Victor Ganata
I generally believe that government can work, but Daylight Saving Time is such a perfect example of government overreach. The promised benefits don't actually happen, and there are real measurable harms, including deaths. And now there's no easy way to abolish it.
We don't have daylight savings because people thought the extra hour of sunlight would fade the curtains and upset the cows at milking (I'm not joking). It's not just government - Johnny from iPhone
Yeah, by now, there are entrenched traditionalists who would fight tooth and nail against abolishment just because "this is how we've always done things!" even when that's obviously not true. - Victor Ganata
I don't mind it during the summer months. I just want them to move it back to the original dates. - Jim is digging out.
I'm not opposed to shifting the clocks so that we get up closer to sunrise during the summer. But Bush moving it back to the beginning of March was insane. Also, stop fucking around with the rules! - DJF from Android
Despite Queensland not having it, Daylight Savings in Australia is generally liked and the change in time by 1 hour doesn't cause us to irrationally lose our collective shit. - Johnny from iPhone
But it's not irrational. There's actually measurable economic harm and people actually die. - Victor Ganata
How do they die? - Johnny from iPhone
(Mild) sleep deprivation -> traffic accidents. - Andrew C (✔)
It would be interesting to map the "accidents caused by Daylight Savings" and "accidents caused by staying up to watch the series final of TV show/Sporting event". - Johnny from iPhone
Daylight Savings Time and Traffic Accidents - 1996 Apr 4 - New England Journal of Medicine http://www.nejm.org/doi... - Victor Ganata
Also, is there a correlating decrease in accidents by the extra hour of sleep gained at the other end? If not, I call bullshit. - Johnny from iPhone
Shifts to and from Daylight Saving Time and Incidence of Myocardial Infarction - 2008 Oct 30 - New England Journal of Medicine http://www.nejm.org/doi... - Victor Ganata
I'm not sure that losing an hour's sleep is the problem so much as the folks who realize they got up on Monday an hour late and are driving on panic nerves. That and it's suddenly dark again in the morning. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Daylight saving time shifts and incidence of acute myocardial infarction--Swedish Register of Information and Knowledge About Swedish Heart Intensive Care Admissions (RIKS-HIA). - 2012 Mar - Sleep Med http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed... - Victor Ganata
Also, using the logic, the Super Bowl is in danger http://www.snopes.com/sports... - Johnny from iPhone
The Olympic broadcasts should be banned after 9pm from countries that don't sync with the USA cause they may hurt themselves. - Johnny from iPhone
Fatal accidents following changes in daylight savings time: the American experience. - 2001 Jan - Sleep Med http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed... - Victor Ganata
If DST had benefits, it might be worth the deaths and economic damage, but it does nothing. - Victor Ganata
It's not logic. It's data. - Victor Ganata
Where is the study that shows crashes on a Monday morning following people watching the Walking Dead and the Talking Dead? - Johnny from iPhone
It's data in a vacuum. - Johnny from iPhone
You're welcome to do a study, man :D - Victor Ganata
How is it data in a vacuum? It's looking exactly at the variables of interest. You don't see the same level of effect in the rest of the year, not even after the Superbowl. It's not that difficult to draw conclusions. - Victor Ganata
One study people quote (Stanley Cohen from the University of British Columbia) compared the accidents to the Monday before. Not an average of the year, just the week before. Data vacuum. - Johnny from iPhone
Fine, but I linked more than one study, so… - Victor Ganata
LOL, DST sleep deprivation denialism. I love it. - Victor Ganata
Anyway, I guess it's moot since sleep is unproductive and a waste of time and who wants to live forever. - Victor Ganata
Oh, and the reason why you don't see as big of an effect after the fall transition is probably because the average circadian rhythm absent environmental cues is closer to 24.5-25 hours. So you always tend to feel the loss of an hour, but you don't really feel the gain of the hour. - Victor Ganata
Not denying there is an effect, just saying DST isn't the single cause. If DST should be repealed based solely on the sleep depravation aspect, other things need to be called to account (network programming etc). Also, it only seems to be a drama in the USA. I don't hear this in Australia. Maybe the hate for DST is cultural and contributes to the effect. You're so pissed off at DST that you're distracted when driving :) - Johnny from iPhone
Sweden also notes the increase in incidence of heart attack, so it might not just be us. - Victor Ganata
It's possible that it's a northern hemispheric thing, though. Losing an hour as it's getting darker and gaining an hour while it's getting brighter might actually be better for you than losing an hour as it's getting brighter and gaining an hour while it's getting darker. - Victor Ganata
That's why I also question "data". You guys have pretty wild weather. The difference in weather from one weekend to the next may have a significant statistical effect. Also, in Sweden, is there any change of season festivals? A few old dudes hitting the sauce or eating some rich food may be moving the needle - Johnny from iPhone
Some of these time series are multiyear, though, so it's unlikely that weather patterns are exactly the same every year. Sure, alcohol consumption has an effect, obviously, but why would it be significantly different in the spring versus the fall? - Victor Ganata
The timing is fairly precise, too. You see the spike in accidents and heart attacks with the time change and maybe a few days after. It's not like something that's smeared across weeks or months. - Victor Ganata
Eric - Watch Me Now
Lorde Responds to Taylor Swift Lesbian Jokes, Slams Radio Host After Ellen DeGeneres Comparisons - http://www.eonline.com/news...
Lorde Responds to Taylor Swift Lesbian Jokes, Slams Radio Host After Ellen DeGeneres Comparisons
""Are you bringing your new bestie, Taylor Swift?" Kyle Sandilands asked about her upcoming New York City concert. "I see your guys' pictures everywhere. Are you guys, like, uh, are you together now?" There was an awkward pause before Sandilands continued, "Not together as in lesbians…I'm not talking about 'Ellen together.' I'm talking about, like, you guys are friendly, right?"" - Eric - Watch Me Now from Bookmarklet
"Lorde retorted, "What do you mean you're not talking about 'Ellen together?' Is there something wrong with lesbians? Is that what you're trying to say?" Sandilands explained, "Oh my god, no, I would love that. Are you going to confirm now that you're in a lesbian relationship with her?" "Don't ever try it. It's not working," Lorde said. And after trying to salvage the situation,... more... - Eric - Watch Me Now
I hope it's okay that I only vaguely know who these people are. - MoTO Moca Blend
It's better for your health. I am a pop culture, germ infested sponge. - Eric - Watch Me Now
They are both impossibly young, talented, singer-songwriters. - Steele Lawman
Thanks, Steele. I know of Swift. Liked her better when she started out than now. She's become too cutesy "staged precocious" for my tastes. Never really heard of the other young lady. - MoTO Moca Blend
Barry, she's mostly known for Royals at the moment. http://www.youtube.com/watch... - Not Me
Thanks, Jimminy - MoTO Moca Blend
Using Taylor Swift and talented in the same sentence has got to be some sort of party foul. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Oh, and if you're wondering, Kyle Sandilands is just a fuckhead. Australia's biggest fuckhead. Like if Simon Cowell, Rush Limbaugh and Paula Deen did some freaky test tube baby gene splicing, Kyle would be the excrement that the baby would poop - Johnny
^ What Johnny said. He's a cock. - Melly
He's an ankle. - Melly
He's a fucking muppet - Johnny
He's a tool - Melly
I like tools. I need tools. I use tools on a regular basis. Don't offend my tools. - Uli
I apologise to you and your tools Uli. - Melly
Andrew C (✔)
RT @markwaid: Repubs who bitch about Obama "wasting time" on Between 2 Ferns while their party votes 51 TIMES to repeal Obamacare can go fuck themselves.
"Now watch this drive" - Johnny
Victor Ganata
"Good old fashioned paranoia."
Just like grandma use to make - Johnny
Just because it's old fashioned paranoia, it doesn't mean they're not still after you. - Eivind from Android
Just like they used to be in the good old sleepless nights. - Big Joe Silence
Steve C
The backstory to the Obama-Galifianakis Funny or Die video – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs - http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014...
"The President was "familiar" with the Galifianakis segment, Farah said. "He kinda got it," he added. "He knew Zach's persona. He knew what it would be like." When the crew showed up at the White House, Farah said they had no rehearsals and "handled it like every other episode." The filming didn't take much longer than the edited 6.5 minute video, he said. White House spokesman Jay Carney said Tuesday they knew "loosely" what the interview would look like, but "there was a lot of ad-libbing in there." Galifianakis and Obama had to stop the interview at points because the President would break out in laughter, one White House official told CNN." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
I know the Republicans will rage until the day is long about this but they would KILL 30 SECOND OLD PUPPIES to have a candidate that could do this sort of thing and not come off lame or super creepy. - Johnny
Andrew C (✔)
RT @joshgreenman: Case closed. http://t.co/jkyGbJXdQC
RT @joshgreenman: Case closed. http://t.co/jkyGbJXdQC
I think Lincoln would have some fine stand up material. - Eric - Watch Me Now
They're going back to Abe now? Is Reagan no good anymore? - ronin
Lincoln had so many improv comedy groups to choose from, too. - Spidra Webster
Reagan had jokes. - Eric - Watch Me Now
i don't think Lincoln would get into bed with the GOP of today. - Big Joe Silence
Lincoln used humor all the time. Often bad jokes, but humor nonetheless. - John (bird whisperer)
Yeah, John Dickerson replied to Greenman with http://www.newyorker.com/online... - Andrew C (✔)
This opinion is proudly brought to you by Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. - Johnny
Andrew C (✔)
Windows 8.1 has UK English and US English, but no Canadian English. Feeling marginalized.
Click here, eh. - Johnny
Help > Aboot Microsoft Word - Johnny
Verily. I feel that way just spelling marginalized with a "zed". - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Shannon - GlassMistress
Aussie fellow at the bead show thinks Americans don't put enough stuff on their burgers. Seems he likes beet root and spinach on his. What do you like on yours?
bacon, cheddar, ketchup, mayo, dill pickles, white onions, and fried mushrooms. - Jenica
I'll have one of these ^^. Hold the mayo. - Kevin Johnson
beets are popular on burgers and sandwiches in Oz and NZ. while i lived in NZ it seemed nearly every sandwich i bought was stained bright magenta and had a little surprise waiting for me inside. - Big Joe Silence
oh, and i would totally NOM the burger Jenica just described. - Big Joe Silence
Joe, were the beets pickled or raw (I am intrigued by the thought of a beet on a burger)? - Shannon - GlassMistress
I'm not a fan of beetroot on burgers myself, but it is the Aussie way! Usually the tinned sliced stuff. - Melly
Mustard, tomato, cheese. Sometimes onion. Friends are in Australia for the Grand Prix and I'm learning the coolest stuff from them! :) Never had beets on a burger but I do love them as a side with sandwiches :) - LoisMarketing
I like cheese, bacon, onion, pickles, ketchup and mustard for the most part. But sometimes lettuce and tomato, or mayo or ranch if it's a chicken burger. - Melly
Well, if I could still eat red meat, I love bacon and pepperjack cheese, but alas, I can no longer eat red meat! :-( - Jenny
Bacon, mayo, ketchup, mustard, cheesecake, french fries, pickles, tomato, jelly beans, lettuce, onion, nutella, wheat germ, peppers, sea salt. fresh peas, asparagus, relish, radish, braunschweiger, graham crackers, mushrooms, cod, sliced eggs, cottage cheese, prosciutto, prego, ricotti, cannelloni, histamini, cinnamon rolls, cheerios, refried beans, mashed potato, fried chicken, kit-kat, garlic, and chocolate. Add a dash of cumin for taste. - Uli
A variation is the steak sanga. A thin cut of steak between two pieces of toasted bread, cheese, tomato and beetroot with BBQ sauce. - Johnny from iPhone
Cheese, ketchup, mayo, grilled onions, grilled mushrooms, tomato, lettuce. - ronin
Bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato, a little catsup. Old school. - Walt Crawford
Melly
Sliced Beetroot / Vegetables / Products / Golden Circle - Made Under The Sun - http://www.goldencircle.com.au/Product...
Sliced Beetroot / Vegetables / Products / Golden Circle - Made Under The Sun
Yum - Johnny from iPhone
I like pickled beets .. still not sure about them on a burger, but I may have to try it just because :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Jason Toney
RT @gawker: This Minnesota state rep would like you to know he's a little racist. http://gaw.kr/YOI3Suf http://t.co/NJYPfMvNaz
RT @gawker: This Minnesota state rep would like you to know he's a little racist. http://gaw.kr/YOI3Suf http://t.co/NJYPfMvNaz
............ wooooah. - Johnny from iPhone
JFC. - Mary Carmen
Wow! - Katy S
Speaks for itself - MoTO Moca Blend from Android
dumb-ass - Brent Schaus
What? I just.... what? - Pixie
The republicans have just given up at this point. - Pixie
He's a politician. Is anyone really surprised? - scherbi: bottom dweller
Steve C
Trinity Classical Academy and Desert Chapel High School pull off classy act of sportsmanship for player Beau Howell | FOX Sports on MSN - http://msn.foxsports.com/buzzer...
Trinity Classical Academy and Desert Chapel High School pull off classy act of sportsmanship for player Beau Howell | FOX Sports on MSN
"Unfortunately, Howell misses both attempts, but there's still 40 seconds left on the clock, and Desert Chapel realizes that, too. So the Eagles call a timeout to set up one of the classiest moves you'll ever see. Once Desert Chapel in-bounds the ball, Alvarez gives it right back to Howell and even directs him to the basket. After a few more tries, Howell sinks his first bucket with 20 seconds remaining on the clock. The crowd erupts, Howell hugs his teammates, and just like that our faith in the power of sports is restored. "To see how this team, who doesn't know our school, certainly doesn't know Beau, to see the way they responded was such an incredible blessing," Howell's mother, Megan, tells The Valley Signal. "They had the opportunity to be disappointed and focus on themselves. It was a hard game for them, but they immediately responded in a beautiful way."" - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Class. - Johnny from iPhone
holly #ravingfangirl
suuuuuuperrrrrrrrbonkers.
I once knew a girl who was a super bonker. Not quality (which I didn't partake) but quantity. We're talking triple figures - Johnny from iPhone
Amir
Man loses 56 pounds after eating only McDonald's for six months - TODAY.com - http://www.today.com/health...
Man loses 56 pounds after eating only McDonald's for six months - TODAY.com
Morgan Spurlock just didn't last long enough. - Not Me
i'd like to see his blood work results. #NightmaresForever - Big Joe Silence
He just ate the RDI of calories and exercised after having an unhealthy lifestyle. Problem is: HOW CAN YOU EAT ONLY 2,000 CALORIES PER DAY EATING NOTHING BUT MACCAS? He must have had the smallest portions, skipped fries and dropped soda. - Johnny from iPhone
Joe: "While enjoying his weight loss, Cisna is particularly excited about the results of his blood tests: He says his total cholesterol dropped from 249 to 190, including a 25 percent decrease in his LDL or “bad cholesterol.” Despite concerns that he was eating too much salt, Cisna said his sodium levels and blood pressure are normal." - Stephen Mack from iPhone
1 large Big Mac meal is about 1,300 calories. He must have been starving himself OR eating small portions... which takes the remarkable McDonalds aspect out. Kudos to him but "only McDonalds" is misleading - Johnny from iPhone
alternatively, he must've been employed as a dock-worker and busting his hump 14 hours a day in the sun to metabolise all that funk. - Big Joe Silence
Johnny, you would be surprised at how much 1,200 calories is. I went for a period eating 1 regular size BK Whopper meal a day to limit digestion related fatigue, and supplementing "hunger" pains with water, about 1 gallon a day. You don't really get that hungry, and I had more energy and was more active during those 2 weeks than almost any other time in my life. - Not Me
I love to snack, but it always makes me groggy, and normally it's just an excuse to procrastinate. Or if I get a hunger pain, in general it's just thirst, if it remains after 2-3 drinks of something in a half-hour or so, it's actual hunger. It's surprising how out of touch we become to what 'hunger' actually is. - Not Me
Zamms
Hi Mac users: do you have a recommendation for an FTP application that works well on Macs? Thanks!
Transmit. I gave Cyberduck (free) a fair shake, this is years ago mind you, but gave up and put my money on the table for él Transmit. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Transmit - Johnny from iPhone
I got used to filezilla on windows and it works just fine for the mac as well - Sir Shuping is just sir
i've used both cyberduck and filezilla. both are good (been a while since i used cyberduck though) - weelibrarian
Transmit for sure. - Steele Lawman
Have never regretted ponying up for Transmit. - RepoRat
Cool, thanks everyone! - Zamms
The last time I switched I started using something with an orca in the logo. I need to look it up. My Mac's at home. EDIT: not a whale, a fish. Fugu. It came bundled with my university alumni account internet software. - Betsy
<whisper>I'm still using Fetch</whisper> *slinks away in shame* - Catherine Pellegrino
I use Filezilla on all platforms. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I was happy using Fetch, but then I had trouble uploading to my website and Blake couldn't figure it out. I noticed the university's bundle had switched to Fugu, tried it, and that worked fine. - Betsy
I'm using cyberduck quite happily but then I really only use it for updating a WordPress site, nothing terribly serious. - Cameron Neylon
transmit is fine. filezilla (free, doesn't look very mac-like) works fine if you're cross-platform. the ftp program that you get in a command window is fine if you know how to use it. - henry
Exactly what Micah said. - Tinfoil 2.0
Johnny
I would have seen Tangled at least 50 times (with G). This frame at end brings forth the feels (and tears) EVERY TIME http://t.co/BbmsQMpazB
I would have seen Tangled at least 50 times (with G). This frame at end brings forth the feels (and tears) EVERY TIME http://t.co/BbmsQMpazB
The look on the father's face is so complete that it sticks a fork in the daddy part of my brain and scrambles it. I'm sure Georgia rolls her eyes at me when I give her a hug afterwards but, whatever, she's stuck with her doofus dad. - Johnny from iPhone
Johnny
My neighbours have a spacious patio in their back yard yet choose to have loud and drunken talkathons on the grass in the front yard right under our window.
Each to their own but, dudes, you're wasting a great space out the back. - Johnny from iPhone
Play loud classical music or Sinatra out your window? That's how 7-11 keeps teenagers from loitering outside their stores. - Betsy
ronin
Flying the world's fastest plane: Behind the stick of the SR-71 - SBNation.com - http://www.sbnation.com/2014...
Flying the world's fastest plane: Behind the stick of the SR-71 - SBNation.com
"They did have a diaper for extremely long flights, but I don't remember anyone ever using it. For one thing, if you were not well you did not fly. Everyone trained hard, everyone was in great shape, you watched what you ate. You used that little bag, and that was quite a challenge. You had to get the differential pressure right or you'd be sitting in wet pants for the whole flight. Also, half the crew that suited you and de-suited you were female. You had a great working relationship with them. You just hated to come back it with poop in your pants. There's a lot of stuff in the job that isn't in the shiny brochure." - ronin from Bookmarklet
*watches Top Gun with wrinkled nose* - Johnny from iPhone
Johnny
Watch my walk right now with @RunKeeper Live http://rnkpr.com/a577ew4... #RKLive #RunKeeper
Watch my walk right now with @RunKeeper Live http://rnkpr.com/a577ew4?live=true #RKLive #RunKeeper
I'M WATCHING JOHNNY MOVE DOWN SHEPHERDSON STREET https://www.google.com/maps... - Stephen Mack
NOW NEY ROAD - Stephen Mack
IS HE GOING TO TURN ONTO MACQUARIE? - Stephen Mack
*holds breath* - MoTO Moca Blend
NO! HE CONTINUED PAST THE SCHOOL AND SPORTS CLUB! - Stephen Mack
IT'S QUITE A CLIMB -- MORE THAN 580 FEET SO FAR - Stephen Mack
*gasp* - MoTO Moca Blend
(This place is freakin' gorgeous: https://www.google.com/maps...) - Stephen Mack
indeed - MoTO Moca Blend
708 FEET AND CLIMBING. JOHNNY HAS NOW WALKED MORE THAN A MILE, REPEAT, MILE MARKER BREACHED. - Stephen Mack
Did anyone else have to login/create an account? - (Curtis/Alan) Jackson
*hits klaxons* - MoTO Moca Blend
(CAJ, yeah, you need to be a Runkeeper user to see a Runkeeper live event, but anyone can create an account.) - Stephen Mack
(And Johnny, it looks like you marked this walk as public, but if you want me to remove any of those map links from here, just let me know, I don't want to violate any privacy. I am enjoying watching your walk with you.) - Stephen Mack
MT COTTON ROAD ROUNDABOUT APPROACHING - Stephen Mack
WILL THERE BE KIBITZING? - MoTO Moca Blend
NEAR CONSTANT - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I'm back and on the exercise bike. It's a nice walk (and you go past the bakery twice so SMELL PORN). - Johnny from iPhone
holly #ravingfangirl
hmmm. Dominique Ansel to Debut Milk & Cookie Shots at SXSW http://eater.cc/1cCfZbw via @Eater
hmmm. Dominique Ansel to Debut Milk & Cookie Shots at SXSW http://eater.cc/1cCfZbw via @Eater
I'm good. - Derrick
I'll pass. Besides, those aren't Oreos, the only cookie that's actually good in milk. - (Curtis/Alan) Jackson
i'm actually not even much of a fan of milk. interesting concept though. FILL IT FULL OF CARAMEL. - holly #ravingfangirl
People get creative, I guess. I just...want a cookie. A cookie cup? *shrug* - Derrick
I would not kick a cookie cup out of bed. - Steele Lawman
I guess I'd want more as Holly said - full o' caramel or hot fudge - rather than milk. Need a big mug for that to go with. - Jennifer Dittrich
Fill it with ice cream and we'll talk. - Johnny from iPhone
Oh, what about milkshake in a cookie cup? - Heather, 30k Camper
Hot chocolate in a cookie would be great. This calls for applied research. - Deborah Fitchett
Johnny
Batman: Arkham Knight trailer............. Oh my.
I skipped Origins. Arkham Knight is developed by Rocksteady who did Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. - Rodfather
Origins is good (The story was fantastic). It was "all part of the plan" anyway. The word is Knights took three years to make so rather than leave 3 years between titles, Rocksteady and Warner Bros farmed off Origins to Montreal. Montreal used the code that Rocksteady provided them but RS stayed out and concentrated on Knights. Given that just the Batmobile has more polygons than the... more... - Johnny
Jason Toney
Adorably Perplexed Kids React to Rotary Phones http://zite.to/1hD5Ccx
Adorably Perplexed Kids React to Rotary Phones http://zite.to/1hD5Ccx
my kids know how to use rotary phones, so this kinda blows my mind. - Big Joe Silence
"I wasn't born in the 40s so I have no idea what you're talking about" <-- Gold - Johnny
They still made toy rotary phones (with wheels) for kids when my daughter was bor.....oh, wait, that was twenty years ago. - Steel Penguin Slippy
Victor Ganata
When you encounter a dude waving his dick around, your first thought probably shouldn't be to whip your own dick out and start fencing with him. And yet…. #neocons #penises
Demanding Obama wave his dick around has nothing to do with Russia or Ukraine. They're using troops and civilians as sacrificial lambs in a midterm election. That's pure evil. - Johnny from iPhone
Melly
Bunya nuts prove to be hit with the foodie crowd | Toowoomba Chronicle - http://www.thechronicle.com.au/news...
Bunya nuts prove to be hit with the foodie crowd | Toowoomba Chronicle
Josh and I stayed at the Bunya Mountains some years back and dined frequently at the restaurant. We had bunya nut scones, and a jam made from bunyas, and a few other treats as well. Delicious! - Melly from Bookmarklet
Bumya nuts... - Johnny from iPhone
Bunny nuts - Big Joe Silence
Boom, ya nuts! - (Curtis/Alan) Jackson
Y'all are nuts. - Melly
Victor Ganata
"The snake then dragged the crocodile onto land. It then began to eat the crocodile, surprising residents." - BBC News http://www.bbc.com/news... - Guess which country.
Frighteningly, I was guessing ours, because of the whole pythons-vs-gators thing we have going on in Florida. - Jennifer Dittrich
FUCKIN' 'STRAYA - Johnny from iPhone
I thought it was going to be Florida, too. *shudder* - Spidra Webster
Todd Hoff
Interesting people still use paper to write their winning oscar speeches on.
How embarrassing would that be if your tablet or phone crashed and they had to play the music to get you off the stage? :D - Victor Ganata
Even more simpler then that. Imaging all your friends who would call you if you whipped out your phone at the podium. - Johnny from iPhone
Scoble, Alex Scoble
What words or phrases am I not supposed to use here? (examples: totes, amazeballs, awesomesauce, etc.)
You're grown. Do as you will! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Oh come now, Stephen, surely you have words that bother you when they are used. :D - Scoble, Alex Scoble
*slams Complete Oxford Dictionary on the table* ;) - Johnny from iPhone
*___________________* (translation: Johnny wins) - Scoble, Alex Scoble
The whole 20 volume set? - Joe - Systems Analyst
It's a big table. - Johnny from iPhone
Moist. - Steve C
Great...how am I supposed to describe a good cake now? - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Delicious? ;-) - (Curtis/Alan) Jackson from Android
But that doesn't cover it when the cake is you know, the opposite of dry. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
"This cake is not dry." - Betsy
"I'm right because it's true." - Not Me
'This cake is humid.' - Akiva
This cake is drenched in awesomesauce...oh wait...I can't say that either. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I've ignored all word bans, to great effect. - Steven Perez from Android
Oh, Steven, I'm sure I'll ignore this post in a week or so too, but I thought it would be fun. Particularly since Rodfather gave me a gentle ribbing for using "totes". I bet he has me hidden though. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
If totes is good enough for great actors, it's good enough for FF. Totes good enough. Amazeballs, however, is grounds for applying California's Stand Your Ground statute in all its glory. - Walt Crawford
Melly
I have the opportunity to do a government-funded nationally accredited Diploma of Marketing. It's part-time, self-paced, all online. Should I go for it?
If it's interesting to you -yes!!! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
In my job I'm starting to learn about social media marketing, but I find some concepts difficult as I don't have a good grounding in marketing in general. Also, looking at job vacancies in the social media management field, I see many require some tertiary marketing qualifications. I'm just not sure how committed I can/will be. - Melly
The course advisor is calling me back on Monday. Most of me says "Yes! Do it!" - Melly
Follow your heart, love. ❤ - Pixie
If it seems like something that you'll dig and you'll benefit in some way from it, then DO IT. :) Online courses will be a little tough because it requires a lot of self-discipline, but the flexibility is excellent for working mums. :) - Hookuh Tinypants from FreshFeed
Besides, you're smart as fuck, so you'll do well. :D - Hookuh Tinypants from FreshFeed
Why are we still having this conversation? ;) - Johnny from iPhone
Right? SIGN UP, YO. - Hookuh Tinypants from FreshFeed
It's covered by VET FEE-HELP, which means if in the future I end up in a job where I'm earning over $53K per year, I'll have to start paying back the government about $40 a week, but whilst there's indexation on the fee amount ($12K) there's no interest as such. And if I never earn over that amount, I never have to pay it back, ever. - Melly
I like that. That's how education should be handled here in the US. - Hookuh Tinypants from FreshFeed
Melly
I need opinions - is this guy hot? - http://louisehbradley.files.wo...
I need opinions - is this guy hot?
This is part of my job, btw. Teehee! - Melly
Not at all. - Anika
I wouldn't kick him out of bed. - Kristin
He has the eyes. - Johnny from iPhone
Hotness is in the eye of the bedazzler. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I'd say yes. - Bren
Who watches Banshee? What do you think of Anthony Starr? - Melly
I don't think so. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
I don't think so either. If I had my way it'd be all Sammy with an occasional Mark Wahlberg. - Melly
0.o - LilaLaMarea from Android
Yes. :) - Jenica from iPhone
I must be too old, the half whatever mess on his upper arm/chest are a turn-off for me. :( - Janet
LOL Janet, the arms and ink I do find attractive ;o) - Melly
The eyes are good. He'd be hot in a sharp suit. - Betsy
I'd say he's an above-average looking guy, but based on this photo, I wouldn't classify him as "hot" - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I wouldnt kick him out of bed :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
I would; I don't want sand all over my blankets. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
is this not David Beckham ? - Peter Dawson
It's The Commando! He's a personal trainer. - Melly
I enjoy the pose and the smile. - Deborah Fitchett
I'd say he's way hotter than me. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
But that might be because of the sun on his bare back versus me being in an air conditioned office. He's clearly not as attractive as I am. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Stephen, I'd do you before I'd do him. He's not my idea of fun (though he does have lovely eyes, but then again so do I). - Hookuh Tinypants
Hookuh, you got WAY more than just your eyes going for ya! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
^ What Stephan said! - Melly
I think he would be if he wasn't trying so hard. - t-ra: lose,find,repeat from Android
I don't know...haven't heard him talk (i am more attracted to brains than physical appearance) - April Russo
I vote for hot, just based on the photo alone. - Corinne L
Nope. Not hot. Or at least he's not my type. :^) - Friar Will
Miriella
Went #geocaching tonight and all I found was this scratch off ticket & an engagement ring. <3 http://instagram.com/p...
Went #geocaching tonight and all I found was this scratch off ticket & an engagement ring. <3 http://instagram.com/p/k57W8mDpFq/
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat??! - Melly
My boyfriend did this super sneaky thing in which he actually went tracking down the geocache before me. He stuck the scratch off ticket (I flipping LOVE scratch off tickets) in the geocache and I had no choice but to scratch it. When the words started to reveal, he got down on his knee (in the snow?!) and had the ring in his hand. And the rest is history. :) - Miriella
Oh. My. Gosh. CONGRATULATIONS! What an awesome proposal!! xoxoxoxoxox - Melly
<3 - Marie
so awesome!!! - Lnorigb
Congratulations. That's incredibly sweet of him. - Anika
How sweet! And exciting! - Anne Bouey
That's awesome! Congratulations! - vicster: full-bodied
Congratulations! - Jennifer Dittrich
thank you thank you thank you! - Miriella
Well played, boyfriend... Well played *claps* - Johnny from iPhone
Congratuations! - Stephan Planken
Congrats! - Spidra Webster
Wow! That was an amazing way to do it! Congrats! - Betty Write
Brilliant. Congratulations! - Jenny H. from Android
o_O congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and woooooooooooooottttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Congratulations! - Betsy
How fantastic and congratulations! - Galadriel C.
thanks guys :-) - Miriella
also, congrats! - MoTO Moca Blend
What a lovely gesture - Mo Kargas
!!!!!!!!!! - Marissa
Congratulations! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Yay! Congrats! - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
congrats!! - imabonehead
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