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rönin

rönin

Lurker. Drama-free. You can rest assured that if I ever decide to quit FF, it will be silently and in the dead of night.
RT @johnthecho: Korean TV graphic breaking the news that I have decided to become an Uber X driver. http://t.co/xmohwExerl
RT @johnthecho: Korean TV graphic breaking the news that I have decided to become an Uber X driver. http://t.co/xmohwExerl
H. Jon Benjamin sees your silly Kickstarter, raises you a sillier Kickstarter · Great Job, Internet! · The A.V. Club - http://www.avclub.com/article...
H. Jon Benjamin sees your silly Kickstarter, raises you a sillier Kickstarter · Great Job, Internet! · The A.V. Club
“I hate these inane Kickstarters hosted by privileged assholes asking for other people’s money and the service of ironic projects that add nothing to the cultural conversation, so I started one.” - rönin from Bookmarklet
RT @sbadsgood: These are Norwegian forest cats. http://t.co/zj5NAY2hHx
RT @sbadsgood: These are Norwegian forest cats. http://t.co/zj5NAY2hHx
Enjoy Being Recreationally Abducted For Just $950: Gothamist - http://gothamist.com/2014...
Enjoy Being Recreationally Abducted For Just $950: Gothamist
"Do you have a large amount of disposable income? Have you grown weary of your typical recreational activities—flying the private jet to Bali, eating fresh sashimi off the naked torso of Miss Uruguay 2011? Did you watch The Game and think to yourself, "What a cool gift, I want that!" Well good news, wealthy weirdo: Now you can pay $950 to be professionally abducted." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Taipei politician brings giant Trojan horse adorned with Chinese flag into legislative council - http://online.thatsmags.com/post...
Taipei politician brings giant Trojan horse adorned with Chinese flag into legislative council
"In this instance, of course, the horse is Chinese economic interests in Taiwan, which some believe will serve as a vehicle for the manipulation of local politics, buying out the democratic Republic of China rather than bombing it out. There wasn't any adultery, wife-stealing, anyone named Helen involved or any soldiers breaking out of the blow-up statue, which proved to be a bit anti-climatic, but we think he got his point across." - rönin from Bookmarklet
What to Say When Your Child Blathers on About Minecraft | Jessica Ziegler - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jessica...
What to Say When Your Child Blathers on About Minecraft | Jessica Ziegler
"Creeper. Notch. Enderman. Griefers. Mobs. Mods. If you have a Minecrafter in your house, you've likely heard these words shouted -- like a foreign language -- from the computer room. Minecraft is EVERYWHERE. If you have an Internet connection and a 7- to... well... 45-year-old, good luck escaping it." - rönin from Bookmarklet
That above paragraph is my life for the past few years. - Anika
I've so far successfully resisted my son's attempts to get me to play. - rönin
as have i. my wife is trying to get me to put Minecraft on the Kindle so our oldest can play. i don't think she realises what she's encouraging, tho. - Big Joe Silence
Creepers, man. I'm not sure I'd be ready to teach a kid about exploding penis monsters. - Victor Ganata
I guess I should be glad I stopped playing at the tender age of 41 and 2/3 - Slippy: Formless
This Panda May Have Faked a Pregnancy So She Could Eat Better - http://gawker.com/this-pa...
LOL "The first-ever live broadcast of giant panda cubs being born has suffered a major setback—the star of the show, Ai Hin, isn't actually pregnant. Zookeepers now believe she was "faking it" to get a cushier room and more food. The 6-year-old panda, housed at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, evidently mimicked signs of pregnancy—changes in appetite, energy level, and hormones—after noticing the perks pregnant pandas receive at the base." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Yeah, I hear that false pregnancies are pretty common in pandas. Certainly more common than real ones. - Slippy: Formless
The Strange & Curious Tale of the Last True Hermit - http://www.gq.com/news-po...
The Strange & Curious Tale of the Last True Hermit
"For nearly thirty years, a phantom haunted the woods of Central Maine. Unseen and unknown, he lived in secret, creeping into homes in the dead of night and surviving on what he could steal. To the spooked locals, he became a legend—or maybe a myth. They wondered how he could possibly be real. Until one day last year, the hermit came out of the forest." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Good story if you have some time - Steve C Team Marina
"Knight's arrest, rather than eliminating disbelief, only enhanced it. The truth was stranger than the myth. One man had actually lived in the woods of Maine for twenty-seven years, in an unheated nylon tent. Winters in Maine are long and intensely cold: a wet, windy cold, the worst kind of cold. A week of winter camping is an impressive achievement. An entire season is practically... more... - Steve C Team Marina
Thousands Of Wasps Take Over The Spare Bedroom In UK Home - http://io9.com/thousan...
Thousands Of Wasps Take Over The Spare Bedroom In UK Home
A true professional. =) "Remarkably, Birkett says he was able to save the crocheted blanket under the nest." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Nope - Eric
Pretty crochet flowers draw wasps. - Janet
Omg - Rodfather
Nope - Steele Lawman
BBC News - Scientists sniffing out the Western allergy epidemic - http://www.bbc.com/news...
BBC News - Scientists sniffing out the Western allergy epidemic
"Every one of us is covered head to toe with bacteria, and intriguingly scientists believe these microscopic bugs are the key to explaining why we are becoming more allergic." - rönin from Bookmarklet
United Sweets of America map: A dessert for every state in the country. - http://www.slate.com/article...
United Sweets of America map: A dessert for every state in the country.
"If every state had an official dessert, what would it be? (Montana gets S’mores.)" - rönin from Bookmarklet
The Most Popular Item On eBay In New York Is... : Gothamist - http://gothamist.com/2014...
The Most Popular Item On eBay In New York Is... : Gothamist
I couldn't help but laugh at NJ. - rönin from Bookmarklet
So there's a #manga titled "Shion of the Dead." School life romcom w/a zombie girl. :\
RT @marcoarment: Finally: 17 closed, semi-portable headphones reviewed and ranked. http://www.marco.org/headpho...
Ramen Lobster Roll - Thrillist Recipes - http://www.thrillist.com/recipe...
Ramen Lobster Roll - Thrillist Recipes
That... does not look particularly appetizing. And I love lobster. "There’s no bread in this recipe, but never fear -- the butter didn’t go anywhere. It’s soaked in, brushed on, and baked into the ramen noodles for a toasty, buttery bun that’s crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. The lobster? That's the easy part. Just make sure it's fresh as hell and do your best not to eat it all while you're creating the bun." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Not sure why I got this since I dislike cumin. Guess I just wanted a drink in a jar. :p http://twitpic.com/earfh4
Not sure why I got this since I dislike cumin. Guess I just wanted a drink in a jar. :p http://twitpic.com/earfh4
How was it? - Anne Bouey
If you like cumin you'll be happy. =) - rönin
Most amusing cast of boarding house misfits since #MaisonIkkoku. #BokuraWaMinnaKawaisou
That feeling when your torrent is stuck on 1MB away from completing.
11 Comics From the Comic Strip Switcheroo of 1997 | Mental Floss - http://mentalfloss.com/article...
11 Comics From the Comic Strip Switcheroo of 1997 | Mental Floss
"On April 1, most people are highly aware of the potential for pranks. One place they don’t typically expect hijinx, however, is in their daily newspaper—but on April 1, 1997, that’s exactly where the jokes came from. No, readers that day were not met with stories about fake crimes or phony local news, but when they turned to the page featuring the comics, they quickly noticed something was definitely off. That was the day of the great Comic Strip Switcheroo, a prank that featured 46 different cartoon artists swapping comics for the day, allowing them to imbue a brand new comic panel space with their own sensibility, humor, and drawing style." - rönin from Bookmarklet
There's a new tourist attraction in NYC: Whales - Yahoo News - http://news.yahoo.com/theres-...
There's a new tourist attraction in NYC: Whales - Yahoo News
Neat, I didn't know humpbacks ate fish. ""It's been the best-kept secret in New York for some time now and I think people are catching on," says researcher Paul Sieswerda. Sieswerda counts humpback whales in and around New York City, and they're on the rise. "We're just like the old whalers. Same methodology, high on the boat, looking out, trying to find a whale," he says." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Hot Dog Vendor Allegedly Attacked Rival, Threatened To Kidnap His Kids: Gothamist - http://gothamist.com/2014...
Hot Dog Vendor Allegedly Attacked Rival, Threatened To Kidnap His Kids: Gothamist
Street vending's serious business here. - rönin from Bookmarklet
A Cops take on Ferguson - http://www.dailykos.com/story...
Good read. "It's been exactly one year since I had to come to terms with the reality of my time in law enforcement. The Zimmerman acquittal seems like a lifetime ago. But it forced me to see what I didn't want to see. I know now that an honest discussion about our criminal justice system is radioactive because race is a factor nobody wants to face. But we need to face it and change it drastically. As a police officer I struggled with that reality. But I won't ignore it anymore. I believe in this country. I believe in the nobility of the profession. I know we are better than this" - rönin from Bookmarklet
RT @felix: We finally have a mecha suit and we make it for... sitting? http://felix.co/1ABRhW7 At least rebrand it as the Over-Toilet-Hoverizer.
RT @felix: We finally have a mecha suit and we make it for... sitting? http://felix.co/1ABRhW7 At least rebrand it as the Over-Toilet-Hoverizer.
Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet - Yahoo News - http://news.yahoo.com/noodles...
Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet - Yahoo News
"There's certainly a lot of sodium in those little cups. A serving of the top-selling instant ramyeon provides more than 90 percent of South Korea's recommended daily sodium intake. Still, it's tough to expect much nutrition from a meal that costs around 80 cents, says Choi Yong-min, 44, marketing director for Paldo, a South Korean food company. "I can't say it's good for your health, but it is produced safely."" - rönin from Bookmarklet
"At the comic book store she runs in Seoul, Lim Eun-jung, 42, says she noticed a lot more belly fat about six months after she installed a fast-cooking instant noodle machine for customers. "It's obvious that it's not good for my body," Lim says. "But I'm lazy, and ramyeon is the perfect fast food for lazy people."" - rönin
Here’s Ice-T narrating a Dungeons & Dragons book for nerds · Newswire · The A.V. Club - http://www.avclub.com/article...
Here’s Ice-T narrating a Dungeons & Dragons book for nerds · Newswire · The A.V. Club
"The rapper, actor, and server of hot dick-bowls was heard on his podcast telling listeners of his travails through the “deep, deep, deep nerd shit” of a Dungeons & Dragons audiobook, which Ice-T had been hired to narrate after producers saw how deftly he dealt with make-believe creatures on Ice Loves Coco. It was an arduous, hero’s journey of the sort that Ice-T finds really irritating. And now you can hear some excerpts of Ice-T’s encounters with these mythical beings and far-off places, and listen as Ice-T barely sublimates his rage at their names." - rönin from Bookmarklet
RT @johnthecho: Getting pretty hardcore into K-Pop lately. http://t.co/SHOlXuJGYh
RT @johnthecho: Getting pretty hardcore into K-Pop lately. http://t.co/SHOlXuJGYh
Veteran rock climber killed in fall in Yosemite - Yahoo News - http://news.yahoo.com/veteran...
Veteran rock climber killed in fall in Yosemite - Yahoo News
Ugh. =( " A veteran Northern California rock climber died in a fall in Yosemite National Park, just hours after proposing to his girlfriend during another climb, authorities said. Brad Parker's girlfriend, Jainee Dial, had accepted his marriage proposal Saturday after the couple reached the top of Cathedral Peak. His father, Bill Parker, said his son told him it that was "the happiest day of his life," the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/YtQl8D ). Later in the day, the couple separated as Brad Parker headed off by himself to climb nearby Matthes Crest, a ridge of upturned rock about 3 miles from Cathedral Peak. Then tragedy struck. Other climbers witnessed Parker fall about 5:45 p.m., Yosemite Park Ranger Kari Cobb said. Parker, 36, went climbing alone and without ropes and fell on an established route, Cobb said." - rönin from Bookmarklet
So awful :( - Jennifer Dittrich
Woman fights bear using zucchini | News24 - http://www.news24.com/World...
Old news but surprised I hadn't seen it before. "Missoula County Sheriff spokesperson Rich Maricelli says a 90kg black bear attacked one of the woman's dogs just after midnight on Wednesday on the back porch of her home about 25km west of Missoula. When the woman, whom police did not name, tried to separate the animals, the bear bit her in the leg. Maricelli says the woman reached for the nearest object at hand on the porch's railing - a large zucchini that she had harvested from her garden. The woman flung the vegetable at the bear, striking it and forcing it to flee." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Cinemas In China Allowing Audiences to Type Comments Into Phone, Appear on Screen During The Film | TheNanfang - http://www.thenanfang.com/blog...
Cinemas In China Allowing Audiences to Type Comments Into Phone, Appear on Screen During The Film | TheNanfang
For the love of all that's holy please, PLEASE don't let this become a thing in the US. I turn this shit off whenever I'm on niconico. - rönin from Bookmarklet
It's like Viki. The worse idea ever. People are so focused on the comments they miss key plot lines and then ask about them. - Anika
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