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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.
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
Polish Reggae Is a Real Thing in the World | VICE United States - http://www.vice.com/read...
Polish Reggae Is a Real Thing in the World | VICE United States
"Living in Greenpoint, I had come to associate Polish music with a souped-up kind of electro-polka that dopplereffekts past my house every few minutes during the Polish heritage parade. “It’s called disco polo,” says Grubson, whose single “Na szcycie” (“Atop”) is about to top 42 million views on YouTube. “Polo disco sucks, and it doesn’t require a very high level of musicianship… but it’s one of the most popular styles in Poland.” Grubson prefers Toots and the Maytals, Junior Reid, or Capleton, and he’s apparently not the only one in Poland—where Caribbean music festivals draw about a hundred thousand attendees annually, and where every year the country crowns its own dancehall queen. After our chat in the venue’s makeshift green room, I watched him rhyme in a Polish raggamuffin style to a house full of twentysomethings who cheered when they recognized the first bars of his hits. I got a text from a friend halfway through the show: “WTF? Polish reggae is a thing?” I texted him back: “U have no idea dude.”" - rönin
What if Michael Bay Directed "UP"? - YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
What if Michael Bay Directed "UP"? - YouTube
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LOL - rönin from Bookmarklet
i think i just peed. - Big Joe Silence
Man Fiddles On His Violin During His Own Brain Surgery | IFLScience - http://www.iflscience.com/brain...
Man Fiddles On His Violin During His Own Brain Surgery | IFLScience
"The surgeons at the Mayo clinic where the electrodes were implanted decided they needed Frisch awake and performing during the operation so they could see when they had reached the part of the brain causing the tremors. Engineer Kevin Bennet designed a violin Frisch could play during the operation, including an accelerometer that allowed the medical team to detect whether the slightest tremors were occurring." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Edible Chocolate LEGOs by Akihiro Mizuuchi | Colossal - http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014...
Edible Chocolate LEGOs by Akihiro Mizuuchi | Colossal
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"Illustrator and designer Akihiro Mizuuchi designed a modular system for creating edible chocolate LEGO bricks. Chocolate is first poured into precisely designed moulds that after cooling can be popped out and used as regular LEGOs. It’s hard to determine exactly how functional they are, it seems like he had success in building a number of different things, though I can only imagine how quickly they might melt in your hands, but I suppose that’s beside the point; this is two of the greatest things in the world fused together. If you google around there are numerous attempts at creating various forms of LEGO in chocolate or other food, but this appears to be the most detailed and well-designed of anything out there." - rönin from Bookmarklet
How Did Hanoi Grow So Big Without Developing Slums? - http://io9.com/how-did...
How Did Hanoi Grow So Big Without Developing Slums?
"There's a fascinating article by Lauren Quinn about Hanoi in the Guardian this week that explores the history of Hanoi's growth and urban planning (or lack thereof). She notes that "90% of the buildings in Hanoi have been built without official permission," and this paradoxically seems to be the key to its unusually well-tended neighborhoods." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Tofu smoothie. Not quite smoothie, not quite cement.
Way to sell it. ;-) - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Concrete advice. - Betsy from FFHound(roid)!
It was rather refreshing although more dense than I'd usually like from a beverage. - rönin
RT @uberfacts: Sea otters fluff their newborn for hours, causing their pup's fur to retain enough air to act as a floatation device. http://t.co/FNRuF3trnt
RT @uberfacts: Sea otters fluff their newborn for hours, causing their pup's fur to retain enough air to act as a floatation device. http://t.co/FNRuF3trnt
So adorbs - rönin
Anyone know what this is? Preemie cicada? http://twitpic.com/ea71yg
Anyone know what this is? Preemie cicada? http://twitpic.com/ea71yg
RT @felix: Dear, August. http://omg.stop.wtf/
Staten Island Erecting Wall Of Oysters To Protect It From Weather: Gothamist - http://gothamist.com/2014...
Staten Island Erecting Wall Of Oysters To Protect It From Weather: Gothamist
"Parts of Staten Island were completely destroyed when Hurricane Sandy hit the city in 2012—Midland Beach, New Dorp and Oakwood were hit hardest, and saw the highest cluster of Sandy-related fatalities. Since then, the city has been considering various ideas as how to avert another weather-related catastrophe from devastating the vulnerable area. One such idea that is gaining momentum: a wall of oysters." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Banana Mogul Admits To Giving LI Woman Cocaine During Fatal Threesome: Gothamist - http://gothamist.com/2014...
Banana Mogul Admits To Giving LI Woman Cocaine During Fatal Threesome: Gothamist
Not a headline you see every day. - rönin from Bookmarklet
RT @jose_cnn: Whoo! Princess Mononoke is apparently hitting Blu-ray in the US, along with KiKi and Wind Rises! http://www.amazon.com/dp...
RT @jose_cnn: Whoo! Princess Mononoke is apparently hitting Blu-ray in the US, along with KiKi and Wind Rises! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MMPB3VG
What in the world is this game teaching our kids??? #TomodachiLife ;-p
In today’s #TomodachiLife, Ayukawa (KOR) confessed to Madao (Gintama) but was rejected. Then bought his love w/what looked like a football.
RT @johntdrake: This Madden ad is one of the most confusing, glorious things I have ever seen. Seriously, wtf. http://www.joystiq.com/2014...
RT @johntdrake: This Madden ad is one of the most confusing, glorious things I have ever seen. Seriously, wtf. http://www.joystiq.com/2014/08/15/maddens-weird-ad-campaign-stars-kevin-hart-dave-franco/
RT @saramayhew: If we treated a broken leg with the same attitude we have towards depression. http://t.co/JSjvmcOQdu
RT @saramayhew: If we treated a broken leg with the same attitude we have towards depression. http://t.co/JSjvmcOQdu
These cookies from Trader Joe’s are sooo addicting. #snack http://twitpic.com/e9rms7
These cookies from Trader Joe’s are sooo addicting. #snack http://twitpic.com/e9rms7
I originally avoided them cause I thought they'd be super sweet but they're not at all. So good. - rönin
My favorites! Mini stroopwafels. Sorta. - Stephen Mack
Yup. Those are really addictive. The full-size ones are even better but TJs only carried those one xmas season. Apparently the Dutch like to lay a full stroopwaffel over a mug of coffee or tea to heat up then eat. - Spidra Webster
Agreed. I love them. - Tamara J. B.
I had to stop bringing the entire bag w/me into my home office cause I'd just destroy 'em in one sitting. - rönin
The Incredible Story Of Eliza Jumel: Once America's Richest Woman, Now A Ghost In Washington Heights: Gothamist - http://gothamist.com/2014...
The Incredible Story Of Eliza Jumel: Once America's Richest Woman, Now A Ghost In Washington Heights: Gothamist
"In 1921, the Daughters of the American Revolution held an auction to rid the oldest house in Manhattan of any trace of its former inhabitant, Eliza Bowen Jumel, once the richest woman in America. Jumel was not the chaste ideal of a colonial woman typically beatified by the DAR. There were stories about her being a kept woman in a Providence brothel, abandoning an illegitimate child, feigning death to trick Stephen Jumel into marrying her, and being kicked out of France by Louis XVIII himself. So the DAR attempted to erase her 55-year tenancy at the mansion in Washington Heights by renaming it "Washington's Headquarters." Bundles of Jumel's personal letters —documents which were said to contain stories about her life in the company of Napoleon Bonaparte, Benedict Arnold, Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr—were sold on the front lawn for pennies." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Ask a Korean!: What Makes a Good Korean Restaurant? - http://askakorean.blogspot.kr/2014...
Ask a Korean!: What Makes a Good Korean Restaurant?
"Let's be straight. Korean food is not yet at the place where, say, sushi is--that is to say, Korean food is not yet mainstream enough for one to expect a dependable taste for it, outside of the people who grew up eating it constantly. This necessarily means the ceiling for the quality of Korean food sold in areas sparsely populated by Koreans will be rather low. In the U.S., Koreans mostly live in Southern California, New York/North New Jersey and D.C./Maryland/Northern Virginia. (The next tier of Korean American population centers are Northern California, Atlanta, Chicago and Seattle, but the drop-off is significant after the top three.) The quality of Korean food tends to track that order." - rönin from Bookmarklet
His comment about Daegu is funny. I often hear, "My mom can't cook. She's from Daegu." and everyone nods like it's expected. - Anika
The World Now Has a Bacon-Powered Motorcycle -- Grub Street New York - http://www.grubstreet.com/2014...
The World Now Has a Bacon-Powered Motorcycle -- Grub Street New York
"Hormel Foods has built the world's first bike completely powered by bacon grease biodiesel. When mixed with other compounds, a pound of bacon grease renders out to make a gallon of "pig fuel" that produces, as a by-product, the sweet smell of bacon in the motorcycle's exhaust. The bike gets 75 to 100 miles per gallon, which at $3.50 a gallon isn't bad, and naturally, this whole thing rolls with a phalanx of marketing gimmickry, including a special hashtag and a Hormel-financed documentary to chronicle its cross-country voyage." - rönin from Bookmarklet
There's Nothing Selfish About Suicide | Katie Hurley - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/katie-h...
There's Nothing Selfish About Suicide | Katie Hurley
"People who say that suicide is selfish always reference the survivors. It's selfish to leave children, spouses and other family members behind, so they say. They're not thinking about the survivors, or so they would have us believe. What they don't know is that those very loved ones are the reason many people hang on for just one more day. They do think about the survivors, probably up until the very last moment in many cases. But the soul-crushing depression that envelops them leaves them feeling like there is no alternative. Like the only way to get out is to opt out. And that is a devastating thought to endure." - rönin from Bookmarklet
"Until you've stared down that level of depression, until you've lost your soul to a sea of emptiness and darkness... you don't get to make those judgments. You might not understand it, and you are certainly entitled to your own feelings, but making those judgments and spreading that kind of negativity won't help the next person. In fact, it will only hurt others." - rönin
I got destroyed at a web-surfing competition | The Verge - http://www.theverge.com/2014...
I got destroyed at a web-surfing competition | The Verge
"No keys, no search, no going back" - rönin from Bookmarklet
Good grief. Twitter has a directory? https://twitter.com/i... "apparently Twitter has a phonebook-style directory with every profile on earth indexed in alphabetical order" - Betsy
This wireless speaker floats on a cloud of magnetic force | The Verge - http://www.theverge.com/2014...
This wireless speaker floats on a cloud of magnetic force | The Verge
"This is a floating Bluetooth speaker. It's suspended above its base thanks to an electromagnet and can play music from any Bluetooth source. It's called the Om One. It also looks really cool." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Wok fried some yakisoba for dinner tonight so now entire house smells like fried noodles. Mmm… I should do this more often.
The Domestic Cat Genome Has Been Fully Sequenced, and It's Fascinating - http://io9.com/the-dom...
The Domestic Cat Genome Has Been Fully Sequenced, and It's Fascinating
"Cats also have what biologists call "a highly conserved ancestral mammal genome organization," which means that many stretches of their genome haven't changed much over evolutionary time. Put simply, domestic cats haven't changed much since they first evolved. This could allow us to understand mammal evolution better. It could also answer a question that remains a mystery: why did dog domestication change canines so much, whereas cat domestication didn't change cats much at all?" - rönin from Bookmarklet
Feynman's "map of the cat," at last? - Betsy
Because cats domesticated people: dogs have owners, but cats have staff. Canines had to change to become acceptable domestic pets; cats really didn't and don't give a damn. - Walt Crawford
^^ this! - April Russo
I wonder if that's as true as it's said to be. My cat understands me and will frequently even obey me (especially when it's a matter of routine), and since she was already 2 years old when I moved into the house she considers hers, so it's not like I had a chance to train her from kittenhood, I think that's awfully good interspecies communication. I'd be surprised to get that degree of socialisation from a non-domesticated animal. - Deborah Fitchett
Oh, there's some socialization and certainly some communication, but (most) cats are (I think) fundamentally their own beings, not subservient to people. Note that your cat will obey you "when it's a matter of routine." (One of our two current cats--the Maine Coon--is very socialized but not always obedient; the other is always fairly obedient but somewhat paranoid. I'm very much a cat person, by the way.) - Walt Crawford
We train dogs to go where and when we want...we give cats a litter box and they go where and when they want. If they don't like where you want the litter box, they go where they want and we move the litter box. Just an example of how we make dogs adjust to us, while we make allowances and adjust to the cats. - April Russo
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