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Walt Crawford
Just read a Media Life headline "Here are the shows rich people like"--and find its definition of "rich people" (later "wealthy") fascinating, esp. living in the Bay Area: $100,000 *household* income.
"Above average" or "reasonably affluent," maybe--but "rich" or "wealthy"? - Walt Crawford
Sounds rich to me. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I guess it depends on location. That's less than the *median* family income in San Mateo, Santa Clara or Marin County-and less than 2/3 of median household income in Menlo Park, where we lived for several years and which never seemed especially wealthy. It's just over median in Alameda County, which includes Oakland, rarely accused of being a bunch of rich folks. - Walt Crawford
[I would note that our family/household income is not that high, not even close, but then we're both pretty much retired. And we were always in the library business.] - Walt Crawford
Income is so widely spread that I think it's hard to draw those lines no matter where you are. I had a lifelong argument with my grandmother on whether we were upper middle class (my take) or middle middle (hers). I'm sure $100,000 isn't luxurious in the Bay Area, but it sure would seem that way if you were at the poverty line. - laura x
Laura: Absolutely right. And I'd say "rich" or "wealthy" should be WAY above upper middle class--at least twice the median household income for a given county, say. (I'd guess most people think of "wealthy" as "having twice [or X multiple] as much money as I do," no matter what that amount is.) - Walt Crawford
Hell, objectively, many people in Africa and India would regard people at the U.S. poverty line as being wealthy. - Walt Crawford
Actually, I think of "wealthy" largely as a synonym for "having access and privilege," which is only partly a function of having money and which is why I will always think of myself as upper middle class verging on wealthy, no matter whether I'm living paycheck to paycheck or have savings. - laura x
Different people have different definitions, and I think "wealthy" is trickier than "rich." - Walt Crawford
Talenti was on sale so I finally tried it. Yummy, but the packaging is disconcerting. Every time I open the freezer my brain is all, "why is a jar of hair grease in here!"
But I must say, a screw top is the best thing ever for me because I only eat ice cream a couple spoonfuls at a time and it's nice to have a lid that doesn't get warped n loose. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I keep wanting to save the containers. They're so attractive and I think "Well, I know it's freezer-safe." - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I'm thinking about repurposing it, the jar could be used for just about anything. Except I'm currently in "NO NEW THINGS, EVERYTHING OUT" mode, so it'll prolly go in the recycling bin when I'm done. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
m9m,I think they're super attractive too! :) I didn't know Talenti made bars as well, so when I saw them in the store, I was way too excited. Tried these And of course, they're absolutely delicious, but at $7 a box for THREE, it will definitely be a special occasion dessert. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Lord I didn't need to know those existed! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
^So. damn. good. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Love Talenti gelato! I have saved a few containers, as they are the perfect size for taking a generous portion of homemade salsa to a friend. No need to ask for the container back! - Corinne L
You had me at "hair grease" - MoTO Boychick Devil
It looks exactly like those old school jars of bergamot, etc, grease. Or the curl activator gel I used to use in Jayden's hair. I thought posting about it here would stop that nanosecond of WTF when I open the freezer. Nope. Brain still doing it. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
So today is Pancake Day, right?
it is??? no one told me! man... - Sir Shuping is just sir
Yep. in my neighborhood it's Doughnut Day. But I'm not up to making them. My grandma used to give us hot crullers dusted with powdered sugar for supper. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
hrmmm....might have to make pancakes this evening then. - Sir Shuping is just sir
It's paczki day? I miss those. Until a few years ago, the maintenance guy at mfpow used to bring enough paczki for everyone. Yum. - bentley
Spidra Webster
I don't see why Juliette isn't being candid about the hexenbiest thing with Nick. She has nothing to be ashamed of and given what Nick's gone through with hexenbiests before, I think he's owed a heads up. Furthermore, given what happened between her and the Captain before, going to him for advice *without* telling Nick is just asking for it.
LOL Any excuse to get Sacha Roiz shirtless.... - Spidra Webster
I will be very upset if they bring back that story mad at that... - Chris Topher
I don't think they will. I think she went to Renard mainly because it was his mother who had helped resolve the problem. Wasn't there another time when she bypassed Nick to resolve an issue she was having? I can't remember. - Corinne L
Can't Nick take her powers by having her bite his lip and getting his blood in her mouth? - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
^this - maʀtha
Does she know all of that? That's before she knew what he was, and I'm not sure they ever told her about that, did they? - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
She probably doesn't know all of that, but if Nick doesn't know she's a hexenbeist why would he give her that info? :-/ - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
I'm guessing she doesn't know. And, if she thinks Renard's mother can help change her back, I can see why she'd go to him. - Katy S
I'm not surprised she went to Renard. I'm surprised she went to him without letting Nick know first so that when he (inevitably) sees her coming away from a "secret" meeting with Renard, he doesn't have a bunch of doubts stirred up due to what transpired before under the spell. I really can't think of a good reason not to let Nick know that she thinks one of the spell's side-effects has... more... - Spidra Webster
Well, neither of them are really known for making the best decisions all of the time. ;) - Katy S
Holding back at first made sense to me (she's freaked out, but everyone else is concentrating on finding Monroe and it would be a distraction,) and then her worst nightmare about being transformed came true (she killed someone with powers she can't control,) but after a brief calm down and confessing it to Renard, it makes less sense to me. - Jennifer Dittrich
The question for me is, why didn't Renard suggest she tell Nick? - Katy S
I wondered about that as well - she's obviously freaking out, but even as surprised as he is, I can't think of a good reason why he'd suggest hiding it (unless there's some really nasty hexenbiest secret he doesn't want any Grimm to know.) - Jennifer Dittrich
I figure he's just taking her cue. Well, that and I'm wondering if there's a combo of leftover love spell hangover and being attracted to Juliette as a hexenbiest. - Spidra Webster
Well, he is also just secretive. He's got a lot going on that he's only shared with them in very broad strokes, if at all. - Jennifer Dittrich
Or it's just because the writers have never known what to do with Juliet and she's been the weakest character since Day One. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
^^this may be the most accurate - Corinne L
Because of the spell, I think she's not thinking normally. Both dreams were very uncharacteristic of her (anger and fear beyond what would generally be considered rational). And making good decisions makes the story too smooth. - Heather
Yvonne, apparently the writers have answered the question on why Juliette can't be 'cured' by Nick's blood here: - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Ahhhhhhh. I wondered if it was that, or that she gets it from her interaction with Adalind, who has regained her powers after tasting specifically his blood. Could go a long way to explaining why the manufactured ones are more dangerous. That's one serious weapon taken out of the arsenal. - Jennifer Dittrich
Thanks for following up Zulema! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Okay, she finally comes clean but still does it in a way that builds more anxiety than not. She should have said, "Remember Renard's mom said there could be side-effects? I've been dealing with them for a while but I didn't want to tell you until I was absolutely sure that was what was going on..." "You know I love you so much, right?" Just telegraphs that you think something terrible... more... - Spidra Webster
I've resigned myself to the fact that they will never behave sensibly because the writers want that added drama between them. - Katy S from iPhone
Glen Campbell
If you buy a label maker, you suddenly find that everything needs to be labeled.
You label me; I label you... - Prairie & I Know It from Android
Bonus points if you test it out by embossing the word "embossed." - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
From the suggested version of the campus-wide performance appraisal form. *headdesk*
I don't think I've ever commuted a thing in my life. - lris
I commute daily. My commutation is sometimes frustrating though. Can I get advice on that through the evaluation process? - ellbeecee
but Iris, I'm sure you commutate daily, right? - Catherine Pellegrino
It would improve morale to take the death penalty off the table. - Greg GuitarBuster
I commute all the time! Just multiply A x B, and realize that it is the same as B x A. (A*B=B*A for some operation *, are said to commute with each other.) - Joe
but do you commutate? - RepoRat
Very commutatively. - Joe
First step to improve communication: Proofread - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
hillarious! - maʀtha
Performance appraisals really do sometimes feel like commutation of a nasty sentence. But not sure how that relates to being able to list communication opportunities. (Which by itself seems like a weird thing to do...) - barbara fister
Barbara, even weirder is that this is the ONLY thing other than what your goals were last year, how you did on those, and what your goals are for next year. Luckily they said departments could edit the form... - lris
Sometimes I think communication (or commutation!) is code for "big problems that are hard to overcome." - barbara fister
The Other Yvonne
HELP! My computer is riddled with malware! I don't know how to stop it. I tried Resetting IE and running Norton Power Clean or whatever the heck it's called and it's getting worse and worse. Can anyone help? It's seriously never been this bad before. =(
My Kid hooked me up with Malware Bytes. That mostly worked. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Yvonne, do you have a boot disk? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Malware Bytes is great. - holly #ravingfangirl
I'll try to download that. Every time I press enter another window pops up. =( - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
@Stephen Mack: I'm sure there's one around here somewhere. - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Can you reboot in safe mode w/o networking? - Linda M. Jose
Malware Bytes is running now. - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Good sign :) Sometimes malware won't even allow that to run. - Linda M. Jose
It took FOREVER to download it since every time I pressed Enter 3 extra windows would pop up. - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
And I've had to restart it over and over. Soooooo time consuming! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Success!!!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! - The Other Yvonne
K, very excitedly: "CH! CH! CH!" Me: "Cheese? Chair? Choo-choo? Chain?" K, disappointedly, her faith in me dashed: "Mama..."
Switzerland! - Julian
And now I'm earwormed with this: - Spidra Webster
CH-Ch-Ch Chia Pet! - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
BBC has announced there will be a Dr Who LEGO set out later this year. #whenworldscollide
Squeeeee! - bentley
...So the Dr Who minifigs I came across and put in Christmas crackers in December were maybe not entirely official? (I was hanging out for River or Amy but got a Vampire of Venice. An Eleven and a Dalek turned up, I forget the other possibles.) - Deborah Fitchett
Jennifer Dittrich
Oh, FFS, that teaser. Good grief. - Jennifer Dittrich
Bud had both the goofiest line and the bravest one this week. Love him. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
That's why I love him so much :D - Jennifer Dittrich
"Oh my god. It's my chiropractor!" - Spidra Webster
I loved that line :D - Jennifer Dittrich from iPhone
Good bloody grief on a spiraling stick to hell and back they are REAAALLY dragging this episode.... D: - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Just finishing last week's episode. Rosalee certainly did kick some butt, didn't she? - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
When did "lead" become the past tense of "lead"? We have had "led" for quite a while now. Please use it. Also "breathes" are not the sames as "breaths". #several recent books
How do you feel about "people" and "peoples"? I hate "peoples." - Brian Johns
Can we fix past vs present tense of "to read" then? - Andrew C (✔)
Brian - "peoples" has a completely different context than "people", really. I'm not sure how "proper" it is, though. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Well the book I am currently reading got "led" wrong but did get "breaths" right.I'm tired of proofreading instead of enjoying a book. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I guess some writers are suffering from a case of "lead poisoning". - April Russo
Why does car insurance bill every six months (or three months)? Every month would be way easier to plan for and remember.
You can pay the six-month sort of monthly, in four months, but it costs a little more. Anyway, I figure it's so we don't squawk as much when they raise the rates. It's psychological. :-) - bentley
I usually do the partial pay option, so it actually bills every three months. It's like $2 more to split it, but that's pretty negligible. But I still can't remember to pay it on time, especially now that we have two cars that have insurance due at different times. - Jandy
I have CSAA and get billed monthly but always have the option to pay multiple months at once for a discounted rate if I want. - Hookuh Tinypants
The cost of processing 2 or 4 payments x all the customers < 12 - Johnny from iPhone
We have a monthly option. - Eric - Let Me Know from iPhone
I pay mine fortnightly but yearly gets a nice discount. - Johnny from iPhone
Johnny, you're probably right. Of course this way, my agent's admin assistant ends up having to emailing me every single payment because I forget all the time, so that costs them time/money. She's gotten to where she often emails me the day before / day of because she knows I'm going to forget. I appreciate that level of customer service, though. :) - Jandy
I have State Farm and pay an extra $1/month for them to take it 1/6 of it out of my account monthly. No remembering to pay, easier bugdeting - ellbeecee
I have State Farm, and pay once each month. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Don't even get me started on property tax here in the US, due in April and October, I think. That makes even less sense. - Brian Johns
Huh. And here I worked with my agent to get single annual billing. Brian: "Here in the US"? Around here, prop. tax is a state tax, and it's annual but (in CA) payable in two installments, Nov. & Jan. - Walt Crawford
California's property tax billing is based on the fiscal year, and the valuation is based on the calendar year, which makes for all sorts of fun stuff and is part of the underlying reason for why they bill the way they do. But since property tax is such a huge hit, it's a value to homeowners to not have to pay that chunk all at once (which is why I actually have mine rolled into my... more... - Hookuh Tinypants
Hookuh: Absolutely right and a more detailed answer. We pay in one installment because that makes the deduction larger (admittedly it's a wash after one year); it all depends on your cash flow situation. I was wrong about "January"--you're right, it's effectively April. - Walt Crawford
I have State Farm auto insurance. It's billed annually but gives me an option to pay half with the other half (plus a couple dollars) 90 days later. House tax is also that way - all at once or July/December. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Oh, wow, annual billing would be way worse! I never have a lump sum of that size on hand. - Jandy
mine is billed monthly..... - Jeff (Team マクダジ )
I honestly don't understand how people do most things that aren't billed on a monthly basis. Electric, gas (propane, natural gas, etc.), insurance, etc. I'm on the monthly plan for all of those things, because, otherwise, I'd be screwed if I got a $800 propane bill after they filled up my tank or something like that. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Steve C, Team Marina
Mom: Family that refused vaccination put my baby in quarantine - -
Mom: Family that refused vaccination put my baby in quarantine -
"One of the most contagious viruses on Earth, measles can hang in the air or on surfaces for hours. If she'd contracted the disease, Livia could become deaf or even die. "We were really freaking out and really worried," Jennifer Simon said. Then the Simons learned from a doctor that the child in the doctor's office had contracted measles because his parents had refused vaccination. Livia, just 6 months old, is too young to be vaccinated. "I'm angry," Simon said. "I've been upset that someone else's personal choice has impacted us so much." In Alameda County, where Simon lives, nine infants were in quarantine as of Tuesday night because of the measles outbreak, a spokeswoman said." - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
"A happy baby, she doesn't seem to mind being at home, but it's disrupted the Simons' life and cost them money, as the couple had to miss work for several days and then bring Jennifer's mother in from Houston to stay home with Livia. When asked what she would say to parents of the unvaccinated child, she said she would first ask whether their child was doing OK. Then she would ask them a question: "Hey, you guys, what do you think about vaccines now?" " - Steve C, Team Marina
How nice that the doctor's office called to warn them. Would have been even nicer if the doctor had refused to accept unvaccinated patients. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I vaguely wonder if they could sue in civil court for the lost wages/expenses. That would make an interesting precedent. - That's So CAJ!
The plate with the fork (and spoon?) has been sitting on top of the book return bin since before the winter holiday. I wonder when someone will take it away? I can see it from my office so will report back.
you need to set up a video camera so that people can watch it! maybe people will come by and preform with it or something :D - Sir Shuping is just sir
I'm sure some tidy soul will kindly place them inside the bin. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
you could put a placemat under it. Then if no movement add a glass, etc. - Elizabeth Brown
I keep expecting it to get covered by snow. And then I remember where you are. :) - Catherine Pellegrino
put a little art-installation label thinger on it - RepoRat
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I am so SICK of jeans + sweater for Winter! It's really aggravating me that I can't wear dresses. I love Winter but it's not dress-friendly.
Back in the Old Days we couldn't wear pants (and certainly not jeans!) to work or school. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Shoulda applied for that California job! - Andrew C (✔)
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
A nice review of Our Nine's book by Kirkus!
This supernatural thriller’s humor and well-developed relationships will keep the pages turning. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Steve and 4 other people
Facebook was down because ____________________.
FriendFeed was up. - imabonehead
I was sleeping and they were waiting for me to awaken. :P - Jenny H. from Android
Friendfeed was down too, that's how I found out Facebook was down. - NOT THE CRICKET
There's a blizzard. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Sleep is unproductive and a waste of time, Jenny. - Louis Gray
Blizzard Squad - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Watching last night's Galavant. Pleased to see Daisy from Downton on here, too (Madalena's handmaiden Gwen).
And then Ricky Gervais, and finally Rutger Hauer. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I was charmed by the song The Chef sang with Gwen. Chef might be my favorite character. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Chef was pretty great. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Yes, loved the Chef/Gwen duet. - Corinne L
Yeah, that seemed to be the best number from the pair of eps that came onto Hulu this week. - Spidra Webster
Walt Crawford
We saw Les Miserables yesterday (local repertory company production in Livermore's wonderful 500-seat theater). Three hours 20 minutes (including 15-minute intermission). Long...but good, other than too-loud orchestra at times. But, as a "sung-through musical" (never any spoken dialogue) where almost all the major characters die... raises a question: What's the difference between an opera and a sung-through musical? "It's in English" is not an answer. Anybody? - Walt Crawford
Maybe the era in which is was originally produced, and/or the style of music? Because really, no, no difference except in current popularity. - Kirsten
I thought about era, but new operas are being commissioned/performed. - Walt Crawford
(Not a real answer, more of an amusing anecdote.) Someone asked Sondheim about the difference between a musical and an opera: "It's about the expectation of the audience. When it's on Broadway people expect mediocre singing and good acting; when it's in an opera house people expect mediocre acting and good singing." - bentley
Elsewhere, someone called Les Mis a "pop opera," or "the bastard child of pop and opera." - bentley
I like the anecdote, and maybe that's the truth: There really is no difference except in setting audience expectations. (I'd say calling Les Mis "pop" anything is a bit off the mark, but...) The singing was generally very good, albeit in most cases without over-the-top tremolo and Drama. - Walt Crawford
Just looked through the cast bios; a handful of them are also in the local opera company. There's also the term "light opera" but there's precious little light about Les Mis... (well, OK, two major characters *do* survive, so I guess that counts). - Walt Crawford
Walt, I'll ask my niece, Jessica Sternfeld Shockley. She literally wrote the book "The Megamusical" about such things. The cover picture is from Les Miz. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
A book that I should read, probably. Thanks. - Walt Crawford
Walt here's your answer: Jessica Sternfeld Shockley Ah, a common question! Lots of answers but the main reason is venue. It's a musical because it ran on Broadway, 8 shows a week, not in an opera house 5 times in a year. Also, although a few of the voices in the show are sort of opera-light voices (like grown-up Cosette), they mostly sing in Broadway/pop style, not opera style. Totally... more... - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Thanks. So it's not the piece itself, it's the casting and the venue. - Walt Crawford
(So I suddenly find myself thinking of opera singers who are also great belters and pop singers, but never mind... ) - Walt Crawford
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
#SaturdayFF - I was reading about inefficient airplane exiting and I remembered my high school assemblies. Before the first one in Ninth Grade we were told to watch what the front rows did. Seniors sat in the first rows, then Jrs, etc. When we were dismissed, only the first row stood up. They left from each end of the row, one by one, and started..
..up the aisles. When they had cleared the seats, the next row stood up and filed out. Quietly. No talking. And each row did the same. It looked impressive and worked efficiently. We also had a rule that we could talk quietly in our seats beforehand, but at 8:58 we must stop without prompting. The assembly began promptly at 9:00. The first words from nearly every guest speaker were about how impressed they were. So of course we felt all smug about showing off our dismissal routine. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I often wished someone could implement that routine for inter-departmental meetings and such. And bus trips. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
That's how our schools were. I'll never understand people mid-plane who get up at landing and just stand there. - Anika
We had our assemblies in a movie theater next to the school (it was downtown) and there was a big clock so we all knew when to quiet down. And raked seats so we could all see. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Why can't they just TELL people to wait for dismissal? Be sporting and let the back row go first once in a while. Or Bingo the rows for fun. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Wherever I am, I'm one of the last people to leave. I hate the body jam to get out as fast as possible. Everyone else can body check each other, I'll be in my seat not getting stepped on thanks. - Heather
^Yes. - Janet
How to piss off your customers: In QLD we don't have daylight savings. The rest of Oz has been in DLS for 4 months. Overnight, the time server for the Optus phone network reset/broke and put all QLD phones 1 hour ahead when they time synced. Hundreds of thousands of customers in QLD were woken 1 hour early today.
People have turned up to places 1 hour early to find them shut. A lady turned up for surgery 1 hour early. Mums woke up kids to get them to school holiday care. It's a PR shitfest - Johnny from iPhone
Does everyone now use their phone as an alarm clock? I....use an alarm clock. And a wall clock.And a watch... - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
*scoots over to sit next to m9m* - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I used an alarm clock until I moved and couldn't find my alarm clock. That's when I started using the phone. - bentley
m9m: you're not alone--well, we don't have a wall clock, but definitely an alarm clock. And watches. - Walt Crawford
And I still wear a watch. - bentley
I wear a watch - but it pairs with my phone and so I think if my phone got screwy, my watch would too. I do have other clocks in the house, though - I'd like to think I'd notice the time difference before I left the house... - WebGoddess
It's currently overcast and rainy here and it's summer so the sun is up at 4am so judging the time is a little more tricky. - Johnny
I use my Fitbit. - Bruce Lewis
The alarm clock function is the main thing I do with my phone. But I don't have to worry about the time being reset from above. At daylight savings time, I can wait for hours, turn the phone off and on again, take the battery out and put it in again, and it still won't pick up the phone company's new time settings. Last time I gave up and just changed it manually. - Deborah Fitchett
Prairie & I Know It
I'll probably be watching it later, but now I'm just giggling at 'galavanting,' because I love that it gives me an excuse to use that word a lot more :D - Jennifer Dittrich
Need to finish ep 2, then yes. - Corinne L
Later. Probably Thursday night off the family DVR. - Spidra Webster
I am. Halfway through now, but it's not grabbing me as much so far. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I'm giving it about as much attention as I did last week. - Prairie & I Know It from Android
But now there's Pyrates! - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
And Lord Grantham! - Prairie & I Know It from Android
I'm with LB. I had it turned on, but I wasn't paying a huge amount of attention to it. I did get a kick out of the pirate scenes. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
The first two episodes finally made it to regular Hulu so if people want to rewatch... - Spidra Webster
Spidra Webster
Galavant : Galavant: The Making of a Comedy Extravaganza | Season 1 Episode 0 Watch Full Episode - -
Galavant : Galavant: The Making of a Comedy Extravaganza | Season 1 Episode 0 Watch Full Episode -
"From the writer of Crazy, Stupid Love, Dan Fogelman and Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken (Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and The Beast) comes a spectacular new television production and comedy extravaganza. With guest stars Ricky Gervais, Weird Al Yankovic, John Stamos, Rutger Hauer and Hugh Bonneville, Galavant is an epic 4-week long adventure, comedy, romance and storybook tale of a legendary hero. Go behind-the-scenes on the making of this international production set to premiere on Sunday, January 4th 8|7c on ABC." - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
i watched until the first ad and then switched off. meh. - Big Joe Silence
I'm watching this featurette while waiting for it to air on this coast. I like what I see in the clips but am not sure how it'll actually play out. - Spidra Webster
HOLY CRAP, That's MAGNITUDE! - Spidra Webster
Best thing John Stamos has ever done. And I love seeing unexpected actors sing. The songs are cute, too. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Stamos was great. The ads for other abc shows were grating. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I just saw someone on Facebook say how surprised she was it was on at 8pm because she wouldn't let her kids watch that content. I'm choosing not to comment there. - Katy S
Shocking by pre-'80s 8pm standards, I suppose. - Spidra Webster
I don't think most young kids would completely understand the parts she's referring to. People often grossly overestimate what kids comprehend and underestimate what they gloss over. Happens with books all of the time. - Katy S
I definitely meant the parents' standards. I remember watching "Blazing Saddles" for the first time (on TV, not in the theater) and not getting why my parents were roaring laughing to "I'm Tired". Although I suppose for some parents, they'd just want to avoid any need to explain anything if they get asked why they're laughing to a joke the kid doesn't get. - Spidra Webster
Oh, I got what you meant. I was commenting more on the person who made the comment on Facebook. :) - Katy S
The final song was my favorite. - Prairie & I Know It from Android
RT @hollywoodrecs: Tune in for the premiere of @GalavantABC tonight 8/7c! @ABCNetwork Songs on @iTunesmusic:
RT @hollywoodrecs: Tune in for the premiere of @GalavantABC tonight 8/7c! @ABCNetwork Songs on @iTunesmusic:
I just heard about this. Think I'll give it a shot. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I'm watching - Eric - Let Me Know
I enjoyed it, but didn't find it nearly as great as I was hoping. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Late #SaturdayFriendFeed: My cousin just posted a picture of the "Diner" neon sign used in Barry Levinson's 1982 movie and reminded me that he built it.
It's now on display at the Museum of Industry. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Laura Norvig
I'm in the mood for some good #saturdayFF - whatcha got kids?
Hmm! - Stephen Mack
Did I ever tell you about the time we forgot the Christmas turkey? - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Time to share the Santa's Village story, Stephen. ;) - NOT THE CRICKET
I nominate Tanya Becker citizen of the Universe on facebook. - RetiredTeacherD
just finished 2-3 hours playing with mai new camera. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I have never eaten Thai food. - Janet
trapped in a portable toilet for 3 hours at a music festival in the early 90s. i was supposed to be helping a friend who was trying to unionise the stagehands. - Big Joe Silence
Local counties to end courthouse weddings to avoid marrying gays -
"Couples who wanted to skip the pomp and circumstance of a wedding and get married at the Duval, Clay or Baker county courthouses will no longer have that option in the new year. These counties' decision to end the long-standing tradition of courthouse wedding ceremonies is due, at least in part, to the continued debate over same-sex marriage in Florida against the backdrop of conservative Christianity. U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle could rule any day and make gay marriage legal across the state. If same-sex marriage is allowed, Duval Clerk of Courts Ronnie Fussell, Clay Clerk Tara Green and Baker Clerk Stacie Harvey will have no choice but to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. But to avoid performing ceremonies for them, these clerks have decided to end all courthouse weddings." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"Residents of Baker, Clay and Duval counties who want to avoid usual wedding expenses will now have to find a minister or notary to perform the ceremony after they pick up their marriage license, but a place other than the courthouse." - Jessie
ಠ_ಠ - Jessie
Sheesh. - bentley
Stuff like this, while at first glance, seems like a possible victory for the conservative of views but it may very well backfire. Those who are on the fence or even non-engaged in this debate will very well look at this and go "Woah, that's just a dick move". That's the type of this that will swing a passive No to a passive Yes. - Johnny
I have a friend who's a notary in Florida who has already stated that she will marry any couple for a 6 pack or an invitation to the reception. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I've heard that our local courthouse is no longer doing weddings. I wonder if this is behind it. - Katy S from iPhone
I guess that's one way to get the wedding coverage out of the media. As much coverage as this will get, it's a lot less than the screen time given to the joyous courthouse weddings they've been showing previously. - Jennifer Dittrich
a few county magistrates in NC are saying they will quit rather than perform same sex marriages. Because the state Admin Office of Courts says they are legally required to perform same sex marriages, on account of it's now legal & all. I wonder if they'll think to stop all court marriages to prevent these few. #stupid - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Sounds like a great strategy for getting rid of some bad magistrates. - Todd Hoff
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Sleeping with a heating pad to keep my butt warm. When blankets aren't enough, this woman gets a heating pad. Oh yeah! #foreveralone
Flannel sheets (and pillow cases). Best thing ever. - bentley
Pillow along the back. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
This is me the past week. I just wish my other heating pad was working so I'd have warm feet, too. - Anika
Does anybody else need a small step stool to reach the inside bottom of their clothes washer? #shortie
It would help. I have to stand on my tiptoes. - Prairie & I Know It from Android
I have the opposite problem with he front-loading washer and dryer - I should have bought the pedestals to make them taller so I don't have to bend as much. - Jennifer Dittrich
I have a pair of giant grilling tongs to pull out the things in the bottom. Does that count? - Alix May
i know this. - holly #ravingfangirl
I hang over it at my waist and lean in. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Alix is a genius. That never occurred to me. I just monkey bar it and try not to hit my head. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
I'm with m9m. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
I have a really long pair of tongs. *ponders Alix's idea* - Marie
We don't have room for a step stool. I just hang the tongs (these: from the doorknob to the entryway/laundry room, so they're always right there. It's great for socks, but works for big things, too. - Alix May
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