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Andrew C (✔)
"it was just a bird, you don't control the birds, you will someday but not today." - real life Lisa Simpson!
"it was just a bird, you don't control the birds, you will someday but not today." - real life Lisa Simpson!
"Black table by feeder. 2:30 p.m. 09 Nov 2014" - And so it begins. :) - Ken Morley
Ken Morley
So if surfing is cool, and playing the guitar is cool,
why is surfing while playing the guitar so incredibly dorky? - Ken Morley
have you seen the scuba one or the skydiving one? - Big Joe Silence
You should see the guy with the 7 piece drum set on the surf board. Now that is dorky. - Joe
sounds impractical. - Big Joe Silence
There's more? - Ken Morley
Todd Hoff
How Julia Greer Manipulates Materials to Create Astonishing Properties | MIT Technology Review -
How Julia Greer Manipulates Materials to Create Astonishing Properties | MIT Technology Review
"visit the lab of Caltech materials ­scientist Julia Greer is to enter a realm where the ordinary rules of physical stuff don’t seem to apply. Greer designs and builds nanomaterials that behave in ways surprising to those of us who spend our days in a world where strong materials like ceramic and steel tend to be heavy, while lightweight ones are weak. When Greer controls architecture at the nanoscale, the rules change." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Space elevator! - Ken Morley
Todd Hoff
Up Market Permaculture -
Up Market Permaculture
Just an amazing garden. Wish I could do that sort of thing here, but our trees have already matured. - Todd Hoff
did anyone get to the actual High End Permaculture video? all I get is 15 min sales pitch for his online course! - Maхx Tee
They seem to be redirecting to their class now. - Todd Hoff
I managed to get to it eventually. I think you may have to play the course video first. Try fast-forwarding to near the end of the video. - Ken Morley
Now I see it (and about 2 dozen other videos), looks like course promo is over. :) - Maхx Tee
But I am left puzzled, what is considered "high end" about the garden showed? - Maхx Tee
It was created for a very expensive house that previously had more traditional landscaping. It's also high end in a design sense. Creating lux relaxation spaces from a unique pallet of plants and design principles also gives a very high end feel. It's not strictly for production, it's not strictly utilitarian, it's obviously and capably designed to be enjoyed and give the owner a sense of themselves. - Todd Hoff
RE: 2 dozen other videos - I particularly enjoyed "5 Acre Abundance on a Budget" where he maps out his thought process on transforming one of his early, smaller properties. "Permaculture in Paradise" is also very inspiring. :) - Ken Morley
I took a permaculture class from him and he's an inspiring guy. These videos are really high quality, I like the direction he's taking in trying to preach outside the choir. - Todd Hoff
My wife has been talking up permaculture to me for the last year -- I should probably start paying attention. - Sean McBride
Ken Morley
For your consideration: Lourdes from Philippines -
For your consideration: Lourdes from Philippines
A loan of $250 helps Lourdes to purchase feed, vitamins and other supplies for her pigs. - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
Joined! You forgot to add it to the FF group, Ken! - Eivind
Dang! I thought that was my default. I'll see if it's possible to change it. - Ken Morley
Unpossible, I'm afraid! - Eivind
Yeah, I think not. I'll try to remember for the next one. - Ken Morley
I'm in! - Bren from iPhone
Woot! - Ken Morley
Oh, I just used my credit the other day for their Valentine's challenge. Let me see if I can kick in some extra after I make a donation to Habitat. - Prairie & I Know It
I'm in. - SAM
Fully funded! - Prairie & I Know It
Yeah, went to make a loan and saw it was funded too. A Ugandan saleswoman and a Jordanian student paying for his education benefitted from my outstanding credit and Team FriendFeed gets another two hits instead. - Mark H
Excellent, Mark. - Prairie & I Know It from Android
Andrew C (✔)
Pattern Behavior Cartoons -
Pattern Behavior Cartoons
"After my mother insisted that I help her “use Google” to find a particular sewing pattern from 1989, I became fascinated and inspired by McCall’s vintage sewing patterns. Only instead of using them to make clothes, I decided to make these cartoons." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
*Googles pajama golf leagues* - Ken Morley
this is possibly the best thing ever. ALL the ridiculous old pattern pics... y'all have no idea how crazy they are. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Victor Ganata
The ‘paleo diet’ is pseudoscience: This is what our ancestral menu really looked like - Raw Story
This goes well with it: - April Russo
"The anthropologist Bruce Latimer has pointed out that the fastest human being on the planet can’t catch up to your average rabbit." Judging by the survivor-type reality TV shows I've seen, early humans probably ate a lot of snakes and insects. - Ken Morley
Not much in the way of details and nothing that's not typically talked about in paleo literature. And you trap rabbits, only an idiot would run after one. - Todd Hoff
I've been doing it all wrong! :P - Ken Morley
You want more details, watch the video I linked to. - April Russo
Yanis Varoufakis: How I became an erratic Marxist | News | The Guardian -
Yanis Varoufakis: How I became an erratic Marxist | News | The Guardian
Yanis Varoufakis: How I became an erratic Marxist | News | The Guardian
"Almost all schools of thought, including those of some progressive economists, like to pretend that, though Marx was a powerful figure, very little of his contribution remains relevant today. I beg to differ. Besides having captured the basic drama of capitalist dynamics, Marx has given me the tools with which to become immune to the toxic propaganda of neoliberalism. For example, the idea that wealth is privately produced and then appropriated by a quasi-illegitimate state, through taxation, is easy to succumb to if one has not been exposed first to Marx’s poignant argument that precisely the opposite applies: wealth is collectively produced and then privately appropriated through social relations of production and property rights that rely, for their reproduction, almost exclusively on false consciousness." - Eivind from Bookmarklet
"In the 20th century, the two political movements that sought their roots in Marx’s thought were the communist and social democratic parties. Both of them, in addition to their other errors (and, indeed, crimes) failed, to their detriment, to follow Marx’s lead in a crucial regard: instead of embracing liberty and rationality as their rallying cries and organising concepts, they opted... more... - Eivind
#derrickhrm... I may be a Marxist - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
Excellent news :) - Eivind from Android
Am I the only one that thinks that Marx looks like Frederick Douglass? - MoTO Boychick Devil
Well, they were contemporaries (born the same year, even, at least according to Wikipedia's sources), so it's not surprising. Fun fact: Abraham Lincoln and Karl Marx read each other's work. - laura x
I should note that I am an unapologetic Marxist. - laura x
*raises fist in recognition of Laura with an x's bonafides* - MoTO Boychick Devil
Technically I imagine Laura is an apologetic Marxist :) - Pete
^ My first thought that it was Frederick Douglass. :) - Ken Morley
A roommate during my first tour in university called Marx "fuzzy bellows". - Brent Schaus
I'm pretty sure that's blasphemy :-P - Eivind
Andrew C (✔)
Oklahoma Lawmakers Vote Overwhelmingly To Ban Advanced Placement U.S. History | ThinkProgress -
"An Oklahoma legislative committee overwhelmingly voted to ban Advanced Placement U.S. History class, persuaded by the argument that it only teaches students “what is bad about America.” Other lawmakers are seeking a court ruling that would effectively prohibit the teaching of all AP courses in public schools." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"In August last year, the Republican National Committee blasted the Advanced Placement U.S. History test, claiming it “deliberately distorts and/or edits out important historical events.” The RNC said a new framework for the exam “reflects a radically revisionist view of American history that emphasizes negative aspects of our nation’s history while omitting or minimizing positive aspects.” The College Board countered that the framework had not been changed since 2012." - Andrew C (✔)
"Efforts by conservative school board members in Colorado to make the Advanced Placement U.S. History course “more patriotic,” prompted a walk-out by students. Under the changes proposed in Colorado “students would only be taught lessons depicting American heritage in a positive light, and effectively ban any material that could lead to dissent.” In South Carolina conservatives asked... more... - Andrew C (✔)
Why are Conservatives so enamored with ignorance? One is forced to wonder if they might fear the effect of (legitimate, comprehensive) education on their election prospects... - Bren from iPhone
But what about Ad placement in U.S. History? That could be a moneymaker. - Ken Morley
I don't even understand how one could teach, say, the civil rights history of the US without including the negative stuff. - Andrew C (✔)
Well, you wouldn't teach that. - Todd Hoff
Jason Toney
My favorite flavor. // Salty, Sweet, Sour. Is It Time To Make Fat The Sixth Taste?
My favorite flavor. // Salty, Sweet, Sour. Is It Time To Make Fat The Sixth Taste?
It's like a pork sports car... a porks car. - Ken Morley
Oh my. I'd eat that. In. A. Heartbeat. A fast clogged artery heartbeat. - SAM
Katy S
This Guy Created His Own Hilarious Book Sections At A Local Bookstore | Bored Panda -
This Guy Created His Own Hilarious Book Sections At A Local Bookstore | Bored Panda
This Guy Created His Own Hilarious Book Sections At A Local Bookstore | Bored Panda
I want someone to try this in a library. - Katy S from Bookmarklet
Actually, I bet you could use some of the less snarky ones for a display. - laura x
Laura's right; with some exceptions those would make great public library displays. The shirtless one's a natural. - Walt Crawford
We could. We'd just have to make sure upper-management is on board first. I really do love the one for Romance. - Katy S
I'd love to see a shoes themed display, or one called 50 Shades of Gray that features books with grey toned covers. - Corinne L
heeeee that 50 Shades idea is a winner! - RepoRat
I like how he's integrated support for local business. Smart. - Ken Morley
Sarah G.
I'm sure the beep button does something besides make noise....
I'm sure the beep button does something besides make noise....
why would it do something other than make noise?? Noise is awesome! - Sir Shuping is just sir
A woman from Germany just called. She said, "Cut it out". - Ken Morley
+1 Ken for the Steven Wright reference. - bentley
Ken Morley
I once used an OCR app and Google Translate to translate a symbol on the top of my tea thermos. Turns out it said "tea". #becauseimanidiot - Ken Morley
咖啡 - Joe
Andrew C (✔)
Instead of calling me "bitter", please say I'm "tannic".
you like to have sex for a long time? wait, nevermind - Steve C, Team Marina
I'm going for hoppy. - Kevin Johnson from Android
TBH I don't drink much beer or wine, but I do drink tea, so "tannic" would be more literally accurate. - Andrew C (✔)
Steven would be hoppy. - bentley
Or we could call you old-fashioned. - Ken Morley
Goats in Trees
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In Southern Morocco, goats climbing the Argan trees in search of food is a common sight. - - Eivind
Nice one :) - Mary
It still looks completely wrong to me, but I have been there and seen it with my own eyes so I know it's true :) - Eivind
I wish I was there too :) and thanks for sharing it. - Mary
It's a wonderful world! - Franc, a rememberer
What balance, here we only have goats on roofs - Janice
Hehe, the goat info on that page seems _slightly_ exaggerated :D - Eivind
It's raining goats: - Eivind
I would occasionally see goats in Acacia trees in Mexico. Always a spectacle. :-) - Jenny
oh.... the tree goat - گل
*bump* I love climbing goats :) - Eivind
this is one of the most bizarre things i've ever seen - نیکی
Silly goats. - SAM
They're not silly. They just go after the food, and they don't have the patience to stand around waiting to evolve long necks :) - Eivind
*bump for SAM* I couldn't help overhearing you were getting some goats. Please get some Argan trees as well :) - Eivind
:-) - Maitani
It's my considered opinion that they're nestin. - Ken Morley
LOL - Eivind
I want a goat tree! Where do I get one? ;) - Kristin
I saw lots of them in Morocco. It's a very strange sight :) - Eivind
Have you seen lions that climb trees? - سيما كيا Sima kia
No, nay, never! They've started doing that now? - Eivind
They are called climbing tree lions; I saw them in Amboseli, Kenya. I was in Serengeti too, but never saw a lion climbing tree there, the 2nd video shows some lion cubs trying to climb a tree in Serengeti. - سيما كيا Sima kia
Thanks, Sima. Now I've seen lions climb trees :) - Eivind
Onları Essaouira, Fas yakın gördüm. - Eivind
Are there any other grazers that behave like this? Or just goats? But then again, goats are incredibly agile, since there are some that live on cliff edges, which is amazing when you think about it, so not surprising they can climb trees. - Halil
I haven't come across any. I hope so, though :) - Eivind
I wouldn't look for shade under any of them trees :)) - mina_sydney
Mina! :) - Eivind
I love that calendar, Halil. It's been around for a few years :) - Eivind
Does that mean you own a copy then? I might get next years one, as too late now as it'll be March soon! :o - Halil
Never bought it, but it was the 2010 version that inspired this post :) - Eivind
Todd Hoff
ryan bruxvoort constructs affinity house as a shelter for sparrows -
ryan bruxvoort constructs affinity house as a shelter for sparrows
"in his pursuit to create a suitable house for sparrows, ryan bruxvoort worked through multiple iterations in an effort to reach a final product called ‘affinity’. early on in the project bruxvoort set forth the following statement, which helped guide him through his design process from start to finish: ‘my goal is to create a shelter that compliments its environment while at the same time attracting sparrows to inhabit it. ultimately I wish for this to culminate into a form that shows empathy for the sparrow, in a serene, carefully crafted manner. this led to the development of a delicate, almost fragile look that has been constructed in a manner that affords tremendous structural integrity. this light yet resilient quality of the house is to be reflective of the sparrow itself.’" - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
I guess the small amount of water that would come in through the opening would drain towards the front and out between the slats? - Ken Morley
Todd Hoff
Don't they look like baby minnows? - Scientists grow human hair in lab using stem cells | Impact Lab -
Don't they look like baby minnows? - Scientists grow human hair in lab using stem cells | Impact Lab
And how would one attach those hair minnows? Asking for a friend. - Ken Morley
I hope to find out some day :-) - Todd Hoff
I want to know too ;-) - Amit Patel
Ken Morley
Fun Fact: Asian elephants are more closely related to woolly mammoths than to African elephants.
This is probably why he looks so happy! - Ken Morley
So this made me laugh last night, and then Jenny burst out laughing after I read it to her. I am not sure exactly why it's so funny.
Because it is! - Jenny H.
Good point! :D - Eivind
"One of Fieldbinder’s ideas is that the phenomenon of modern party-dance is incompatible with self-consciousness, makes for staggeringly unpleasant situations (obvious resource: Amherst/Mt. Holyoke mixer ‘68) for the at all self-conscious person. modern party-dance is simply writhing to suggestive music. It is ridiculous, silly to watch and excruciatingly embarrassing to perform. It is... more... - Eivind
^ this - Ken Morley
I couldn't figure out why I like it either. Maybe it's in impossible thing that sounds real when you write it down? A language trick? - Todd Hoff
Whatever it is, Wallace certainly had a knack for it. I've been laughing so much during this book :) - Eivind
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @brett7three: "Captain's log. via @cleverprime" RT @DoktorKaboom
RT @brett7three: "Captain's log. via @cleverprime" RT @DoktorKaboom
*nearby co-workers wondering why I'm LOL* - Kevin Johnson
I laughed too hard at this. :) - Ken Morley
x__x - Jenny H. from Android
I love this so much. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
hahahaha - Amit Patel
<3what<3 - joey
I have printed this out and it's now pinned up at my desk. <3 - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Ah, an oldie but sort of a goodie. - Hookuh Tinypants
Sowing Seeds Successfully. -
Sowing Seeds Successfully.
Sowing Seeds Successfully.
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My wife is *really* good at this. I don't know her secret. - Kevin Johnson
Sowing different seeds have several tricks. I know some of them :) - Mahdi
Sounds obvious, but a heat mat makes a huge difference. I starting using one last year and the seeds literally shoot out of the ground. :) - Ken Morley
The seed heater is a good idea, especially for sensitive seeds at winter time :) - Mahdi
Sarah Jarosz - Come on up to the house - YouTube -
Sarah Jarosz - Come on up to the house - YouTube
Very nice. Killer fiddle! :) - Ken Morley
Excellent! - Todd Hoff
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I liked a @YouTube video Baby Misses Dad's Beard
Poor kid. Kind of a mean trick.How would she not be freaked out? - Ken Morley
Not just kids. I don't recognize people when their hair changes :( - Amit Patel
Jason Toney
Children in America's secular families turn out just fine
Children in America's secular families turn out just fine
"He was surprised by what he found: High levels of family solidarity and emotional closeness between parents and nonreligious youth, and strong ethical standards and moral values that had been clearly articulated as they were imparted to the next generation. " I'm surprised he was surprised. - Ken Morley
Ken Morley
Purslane: An edible groundcover - Canadian Gardening -
Purslane: An edible groundcover - Canadian Gardening
This weed is the bane of my vegetable garden each year. Turns out it's edible and highly nutritious! I'll be throwing it in the juicer now instead of the compost. :) - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
"Nutritionally, purslane is a powerhouse. It has more than double the omega-3s that kale has and, as far as I know, more than any other leafy green ever analyzed. It has over four times the vitamin E of turnip leaves, more than any other leafy green ever analyzed. It has glutathione and other antioxidants and about as much iron as spinach. It also has reasonable amounts of other nutrients as well as phytochemicals, like all these leafy greens." - Ken Morley
My parents get this in their farm share every year - it is pretty tasty. - Jennifer Dittrich
Used to grow this at my old place. I'd add it to spinah and chicken dishes. - Anika
I think it was present in in some soil I got a few years back. It's spread to all my garden beds now. - Ken Morley
it has a slightly tart, refreshing taste. i like it. you can make a salad of it with tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice. or mix it with yoghurt and garlic for a spread or side dish. in turkey it is quite a popular vegetable, we make a dish of it with a soffrito of tomatoes and onion, you can also add mince meat and a little bit of rice. actually i had the dish for lunch today :) - grizabella
Bu yabanisi grizaannem, bizde oluyor yazin - sevinç from Android
Tadi farkli mi sevinc? Bizim de yazlikta cok olurdu ama yolup da denemek gelmemis aklima :) - grizabella from Android
Biraz daha lezzetli - sevinç from Android
bi daha gordugum yerde yolayim o zaman hihih. - grizabella
Denk gelirse, annem getiriyor arada yazin, saaparim :)) - sevinç from Android
olar :)) - grizabella
"Marlene Dietrich taking a bow, 1964, photo by Arno Fischer."
^ :) - Ken Morley
Askolsun schein yeeaa, linke tiklarken hayal ettigim bu deyildi! :) - grizabella from Android
haha olsun marlene'ye koymaz! - schein from Android
Morton Fox
Wonder how long I should continue following that Twitter account who actually paid everyone a dollar. #totallybought
Do you have your dollar? - Ken Morley
Ken Morley
Oculus Story Studio Aims to be Pixar of virtual reality -
Oculus Story Studio Aims to be Pixar of virtual reality
"I want to create emotions that are very appealing," says Story Studio's Supervising Technical Director Max Planck. - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
How did he not end up a physicist? - Ken Morley
Reverse Nominative Determinism - Pete
This young generation... always doing the reverse of what's expected. :) - Ken Morley
What ONE Billy Wilder film would you tell people who have never seen a Billy Wilder film that they should watch? I can’t choose.
"The Apartment" - Bren
"Sunset Boulevard" - Big Joe Silence
Double Indemnity, Witness for the Prosecution, Some Like it Hot, and yeah 1, 2 , 3 because Cagney - WarLord
See, this proves the problem I'm having. - Jandy
My first, gut reaction was "Sunset Boulevard." I went with "The Apartment" simply because it won more awards. :) Sabrina would also be a great option, but mainly because of Audrey. - Bren
It'd very hard having said that he was at TEH top of his game with Stalag 17 - WarLord
Stalag 17, Casino Royale, and The Apartment. All so different yet all so great! - Ken Morley
Casino Royale? - Jandy
I guess not really a Wilder film, but I believe he was involved. :P - Ken Morley
Unaccredited writer - f - WarLord
I may be on my own with that pick. :) - Ken Morley
I may have to revisit Witness For the Prosecution Charles Laughton, Elsa Lancaster, Marlene Dietrich - Billy Wilder as Hitchcock - WarLord
Hmmm, interesting, Ken. I didn't realize he'd had a pass at that script. Googled a bit, sounds like his parts of the script were probably largely written over by the end. I'm reading a bio of him now, hopefully it'll go into more detail about that. Anyway, I definitely wouldn't count it as a Wilder film! - Jandy
My memory of Casino Royale ( I was in HS) it was a terribly flawed film trying to cash in on 007 at absolute height of Bond craze. I think it was only Fleming novel not owned by regular 007 franchise#Memory.... - WarLord
There's a TV version of Casino Royale, the 1967 version, and then 1983's Never Say Never Again that are considered "unofficial" - not produced by the Broccolis, I think is the distinction. I liked the '67 version as a hilarious spoof/parody, but yeah, it totally doesn't fit with the other films. Sounds like the Ben Hecht version of the script from '64 would've, though. - Jandy
Okay, not a Wilder film, so I'll substitute Some Like It Hot. Sorry WarLord, it's just not possible for any film with David Niven, Peter Sellers /and/ Woody Allen to be "terribly flawed". ;) - Ken Morley
Some Like It Hot, no question. - Stephen Mack
Stalag 17 or The Apartment. - Hookuh Tinypants
Double Indemnity and Irma la Douce. - Red Label
While I love Sunset Blvd, I'd go with Some Like It Hot. - Corinne L
Ken Morley
From the archives...
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Mr. 4, on seeing a crane fly on the wall: "It's a tarantula!!" - Ken Morley
Miss 5 (scornfully): "It's not a tarantula. Tarantulas have bigger balls on their butts!" - Ken Morley
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