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OH MY GOODNESS OH MY GOODNESS OH MY GOODNESS AHHHHHHH. My offer on that house was accepted. *faints*
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! - Catherine Pellegrino
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! wooooooooooooo! - maʀtha
Good for you - Eric - It's My Thing
Congrats. - Walt Crawford
Wooohoooo! - Kirsten
hilariously, the next step appears to be to go to my realtor's office and sign many of the same documents again - lris
buy a foreclosure, kill a forest - lris
*begins planning house warming* - MoTO: Team Marina
Hooray!!!! - Galadriel C.
Can I borrow your lawn mower? - Glen Campbell
Too soon? - Glen Campbell
Uhm Glen? Get in line. - MoTO: Team Marina
Sure thing. One of you buy me a lawnmower and then I'll be glad to lend one out. :) - lris
Party at Iris' house! Congrats Iris. you deserve an awesome place to live. And Iris.,, it is buy ANYHOUSE kill a forest. - ♫Robot Chicken, Trainer♫
Congrats! - Jen
Congratulations! If only you could use your thumbprint to sign documents. It's be so less tiresome. - Arlan K.
A couple of minutes ago I thought I should check FF to see if Iris has heard about her house. And here it is! So happy for you. Congratulations. - Mama Lawson
You will soon develop an intimate knowledge of the workings of entropy. Congratulations! - maʀtha
Oh, believe me, I already have an intimate knowledge of the workings of entropy. This will simply give that force a larger playpen. - lris
At what point do I wake up and realize that this whole thing is a dream? - lris
Ok, signing EXACTLY the same papers as I signed last week was an exercise in hilarity. - lris
yayayayayayayyayyayaya!!! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Congrats! - Katy S
A Beautiful Glimpse Into The 'Hidden World' Of Young Muslim Women In China -
A Beautiful Glimpse Into The 'Hidden World' Of Young Muslim Women In China
A Beautiful Glimpse Into The 'Hidden World' Of Young Muslim Women In China
"Through her series, Marchi documents the daily lives of young women navigating the ins and outs of a Muslim identity in contemporary China. The project began with the experiences of Ding Lan -- Fatimah is her Muslim name -- a 22-year-old whom the artist met in Cairo, Egypt. "Many young Muslim students move from their country to Egypt to learn about Islam," Marchi explains in a statement. "They are Muslim -- but they do not know much about this religion. Once in Egypt they discover it through the study of Arabic, the Koran, and through life in Cairo." Marchi has spent the last two years exploring this "hidden world" of devotees. Young Chinese Muslims who, like Ding Lan, traveled to Cairo to attend Al Azhar, a world renowned Islamic institution that is famously free. The haven attracts many students; among them, 20 to 25-year-old women who identify as Huizu, a Muslim minority in China, and hail from regions like Xinjiang, Qinghai, Gansu, Ningxia or Henan. Henan is where Ding Lan lives, and where much of Marchi's series takes place." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"According to research by the US-based Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, over 23 million individuals in China identified as Muslim as of 2010 -- amounting to 1.8% of the country's population. The number is expected to rise to nearly 30 million by the year 2030." - Jessie
"who identify as Huizu, a Muslim minority in China, and hail from regions like Xinjiang". I wish they were a little more clear that Huizu != Uighur, which I think is what most Muslims in Xinjiang are, but aside from that I like the photos. - Jessie
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @karenmcgrane: It’s decorative gourd season, motherfuckers.
RT @karenmcgrane: It’s decorative gourd season, motherfuckers.
Steampumpkin. - Stephen Mack
Yes please. - Steve C Team Marina
This makes me both happy and sad. - Hookuh Tinypants
^^ ditto x 100 - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Does anyone else think this guy looks like the guy who plays House? - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Andrew C (✔)
RT @shaunking: Police now admit, when forced under oath in a lawsuit, that they did FIVE outrageous things leading to the murder of Kendrec McDade.
"First, the police admit that they NEVER turned on the lights of the car they used to chase Kendrec. He was scared to death" - - Andrew C (✔)
"Secondly, the police now admit that they NEVER even identified themselves or said ANYTHING when they got out of the car." - - Andrew C (✔)
"Thirdly, the police admit that they LIED when they said they SAW gun flashes and HEARD gunshots come from Kendrec McDade. A total lie." - - Andrew C (✔)
"4th, police now admit that McDade, a college athlete & all state football player, survived their 8 gunshots, but they handcuffed him anyway" - - Andrew C (✔)
"5th, police now admit that Kendrec wasn't even who they were looking for. He was completely unarmed & just frightened by them." - - Andrew C (✔)
"In spite of ALL OF THIS, the police were not fired in the murder of Kendrec McDade. The Grand Jury here still sided with the officers." - - Andrew C (✔)
Outrageous but not surprising. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Melly - #TeamMarina
Science Explains Why We Want To Squeeze Cute Things To Death - @ThoughtCatalog
Science Explains Why We Want To Squeeze Cute Things To Death - @ThoughtCatalog
Andrew C (✔)
RT @themichaelrock: 12yo: Can we go to a haunted house this year? Me: What's wrong with the one we live in? 12yo: WHAT?! Me: Goodnight, son.
That's a great twitter story. Out flashes the flashiest of short stories. - Todd Hoff
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
ZOE: I like sleeping with Mami. When I'm 18 or like 67, I'll be able to sleep by myself in my own bed. ME: O_o
18, 67. Somewhere in that range. - Jennifer Dittrich
^ You know, "old". - Stephan #TeamMarina
It'll be long before then, but none too soon. ;-) - Mary B: #TeamMonique from iPhone
Right now I have Zoe and her cousin in my bed. I tried sneaking out to another bed and Zoe came looking for me crying. I can't win! Haha! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Monique Judge
RT @misszindzi: "Side effects may include migraines, hallucinations, loose and oily stools, insomnia, drowsiness and mild forms of death"
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Uploaded a few from last week's Chicago sunset photowalk. :)
Uploaded a few from last week's Chicago sunset photowalk. :)
Anne Bouey
34 Hilarious Photos Of Kids Losing It Over NOTHING. - Dose - Your Daily Dose of Amazing -
34 Hilarious Photos Of Kids Losing It Over NOTHING. - Dose - Your Daily Dose of Amazing
34 Hilarious Photos Of Kids Losing It Over NOTHING. - Dose - Your Daily Dose of Amazing
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"It's known that kids say the darndest things...but this also holds true with their tears. Most times, they'll cry about absolutely nothing and everytime it's absolutely hilarious." - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"He meet Bill Murray" LOL - Xabaras (G.O.) from FFHound!
"He didn't want to share his leg hole" :D - Eivind
Not being allowed to have more bacon is NOT nothing!!!!! - Melly - #TeamMarina
It might be when there's a fair bit of bacon already on your plate :P - Soup in a TARDIS
That's totally not the point! - Melly - #TeamMarina
"We took her to a Justin Bieber concert." <--that's not trivial, not even with a set of noise cancelling headphones! - April Russo
#14 & #22 seem related. - April Russo
Paul Buchheit
Last friday I taped an iPhone to my head and ran around Paris capturing the most famous sights in a single (somewhat shaky) shot. Here's the video:
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*spot reserved for a later comment* - Micah from iPhone
Now we know what that 94 minute video was. :) - NOT THE CRICKET
that explain other FF posts, looking for tapes and where can one upload large video files ;-). - Tzury Bar Yochay
Yeah, I never did get the duct tape though, so I had to use clear packaging tape instead (with a sock stuffed between the iPhone and my hat to get the correctish angle). - Paul Buchheit
Patent it NOW - Josh Haley
Well, this is just genius! - Eric - It's My Thing
When you said you ran you weren't speaking metaphorically. - Eric - It's My Thing
Very Cool Paul! - Jeff P. Henderson
great and inspiring - Nenko Ivanov
this was perfect, I opened up my Paris map and followed you :) - İpek Aral
I'm surprised you were able to follow. I didn't have a map (my iPhone was taped to my head!) so I made a number of wrong turns, though the high-level route was pretty basic. - Paul Buchheit
Saw the vimeo on your stream and watched a little of it. Great stuff! Cool to see new iphone vid quality. (er 3gs? quality, hmm) Oh yeah, and enjoy Paris! - Jay
It's actually a 3GS, not an iphone 4. - Paul Buchheit
I think I might tape a photo of Paul with an iPhone taped to his head to my head because I want to get arrested for being a menace. - Akiva
You can fit an iPad on my forehead. - Josh Haley
Ahhh this explains the "ducktape in Paris" stuff LOL :D (that picture is full of geeky win!) - Susan Beebe
@Paul just curious how much battery did you have left after you were done recording? - BRҰANSAҰS
Something like 22%, as I recall. I had put the phone in airplane mode to reduce wireless consumption and also because I'm concerned that an incoming call would stop the video or something. - Paul Buchheit
Not bad. I guess you could get at least 2 hours of recording on one charge. - BRҰANSAҰS from BuddyFeed
Nice idea, OP - LANjackal
this is definitely on the list of 'quirkiest things ever done with an iPhone'. :-) - Olivia Lovag
this is so romantic - τorƍue
awesome, you just needed a gun and it would make a cool REAL-time FPS :) - Emil Kirichev
oh thanks you soo much!!! I love it! - Bojan Babic
surprisingly un-shaky - Sally Relton Shakespeare
Avg. speed: 9.48 km/h (9.23 mi in 94 min, see red track - Jérôme
Paul had the initial idea for Google Glass exactly two years before Google launched Glass. :) - Space Cowboy
Now, if only he had thought of Gmail. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I hope this isn't the start of a "people walk around cities w/smartphones taped to their hats" trend. - rönin
I hope it is - Mo Kargas
If so, it'll just be transitional until smartphones are replaced by glasses-phones. Or smart glasses. Do we have an official name for those yet? - Andrew C (✔)
Iphone taped to the forehead, what a nice way to show #IamAmerican abroad :) - непростые коротышки
first laugh of the day, ty a.t. - chaz2b
LOL, Google Glass back in the days. Monsieur: Martini? Great stuff as I was doing myself a lot of these then too... 9) - Zu from AOD
up di apprezzamento dall'Italia - naltro
Not quite last Friday. - Joe
TÉMOIGNAGE: Si vous voulez faire un prêt entre particulier merci prendre contacte ( ) avec cette MME D'HAVE qui m'a rendu le sourire aux lèvres. J'ai plusieurs collègues qui ont aussi reçus des prêts à son niveau sans problèmes au lieu de vous faire avoir par des individus mal intentionnés qui prennent pour travail à escroquer les innocents. Je publie ce... more... - josiane
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Andrew C (✔)
Ayn Rand's Buffy The Vampire Slayer -
Ayn Rand's Buffy The Vampire Slayer
"BUFFY: My shoulders are naked and I am drenched in the blood of my enemies. You are my physical and mental equal. I wish to express my respect for you in the physical embodiment of my ideals: the act of love. Let us have sex now. ANGEL: Buffy, I can’t. You know that if I were to experience even a moment of perfect happiness I would lose my soul. BUFFY: This sounds like a problem for you, not a problem for me. ANGEL: I can’t – BUFFY: We’ll just do me, then. Kneel." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"BUFFY: Surely this kind of specialized labor merits compensation, if my skills are so highly valued on the free market. GILES: Well, we can’t really offer the Slayer money, if that’s what you mean. BUFFY: Then I will find someone who can, and work only for the highest bidder. [a group of vampires bash their way into the library and begin chewing on Giles] GILES: Buffy, help – BUFFY: If... more... - Andrew C (✔)
Victor Ganata
I am surprised the Asian guys at the beach haven't made it to Ello yet. (Yeah, I don't know why I even said that. There is something wrong with me :D)
OMG, how could I have forgotten?? - Spidra Webster
TIME TO RECTIFY THIS! Scobleized version, of course. - Big Joe Silence
Ok. I'm gonna check it out. How long are invites taking these days? - SAM
i can send you one if you like. DM me an email address you want it to go to. - Big Joe Silence
Rectified. - Spidra Webster
No matter what platform... that pic makes me nostalgic. - SAM
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @scienceallday: A male peacock spider putting on a display to impress a female
RT @scienceallday: A male peacock spider putting on a display to impress a female
A Gunny named Slickback
Melly - #TeamMarina
Eagle-Eyed Birds of Prey Help Vultures Find Food -
Eagle-Eyed Birds of Prey Help Vultures Find Food
But the vultures don't just follow the eagles to their next meal. They also use the sharp-beaked eagles as a way to better access food, letting them tear open tough carcasses - a talent that vultures lack - before swooping in and taking it all for themselves. - Halil from Bookmarklet
"Vultures were once the most abundant birds of prey in the world, but their numbers have been hammered in recent decades by habitat loss, inadvertent poisoning, and hunting," said Andrew Jackson, who supervised the research. "Our study shows, as is often the case in the tangled web of ecology, that it is important to consider other species when trying to conserve vultures. In this case, conserving early rising raptors may help to boost the chance that vultures find enough food to survive." - Halil
Sometimes we have a dozen vultures circling the ridge in front of our house, surfing the warm air as it rises up and away. Gorgeous to watch. - Todd Hoff
Extra news: July of last year, roughly 500 vultures died after they ate the pesticide-laced carcass of an elephant that had been killed by poachers in Namibia. It was an example of one poaching technique in Africa that seems to be on the rise: the poisoning of vultures so that authorities won’t be alerted to the location of the crime. - Halil
Monique Judge
RT @candisbross: "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." The Princess Bride was released on this day in 1987. So good.
Eric - It's My Thing
I just made a drink, lots of gin, a little orange liquor, some tonic water, and a wedge of Myer lemon. It's been a long couple days. I don't know what it's called but I deserve this.
Does this beat a bottle of wine? - Me
Well that depends. Is it a bottle of red? A bottle of white? - Eric - It's My Thing
Red of course. White is for whimps. - Me
Perhaps a bottle of rose tonight. - Eric - It's My Thing
So that's kicking in. o_O - Eric - It's My Thing
Ummm... HELLO! I didn't see your ass on the visitor's "bed" in that hospital! - Elena from FFHound!
True. Can I get you a libation? You seem to prefer bed to drink though. - Eric - It's My Thing
@Eric - Poppa Large: true. I am quite comfy - Elena from FFHound!
She called me Poppa Large. - Eric - It's My Thing
Wimp --> - Spidra Webster
Red. Strong. I can suggest you a "Nero d'Avola". - Xabaras (G.O.) from FFHound!
Of all the social media sites that are out there.. FF is the best. Even as a *dead* site its still heads and tails above the rest.
Agreed 100%. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yup. It's why I'd have no trouble recommending it to people. I'm just not persuasive enough for that to result in much. - Spidra Webster
Spidra, You are more influential than you know. - Me
Last service I was able to bring a bunch of people to and have them stay was - Spidra Webster
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
We're all asleep. One of the kids' toys just straight up turned on and played a song. I had to run, find, & turn it off. Ugh! #scaredtodeath
I remember that happening when my brothers were little. Like when the battery would run low, suddenly a toy would start randomly talking in the middle of the night. Scared the shit out of me every single time. - Hookuh Tinypants
Happens here too. I swear some of these toys are possessed. - Stephan #TeamMarina
Stupid low battery is the WOORRRSSSTT! "I'm Buzz-zz-zz-zz Light-ight-ight Y-Y-Y-Y *static*" Even my kids were afraid of Buzz! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
and when the voice is mysteriously pitch-shifted down, too. - Big Joe Silence
Teddy Ruxpin was just the devil. he would randomly talk all the time. I might have helped him sometime to freak out my sisters. - Steve C Team Marina
My kid's Furbies would always do this... creepy as hell! - Ken Morley
Steven Perez
I need to find a new place to recharge my phone at night, away from my bed. Apparently, I purchased a Barry Manilow song in my sleep last night. I have no idea why I would do that.
"Weekend In New England", in case you were wondering. Which I haven't heard since I was 11. - Steven Perez
DB, Lil LB's Dad
Now that my job search is over my self-imposed facial hair ban is lifted. I think Wifey is happier about this than me. She always says I look like she's robbing the cradle when I shave off my mustache/goatee.
I read somewhere a long time ago that when interviewing it's best to nix the facial hair. Some interviewers can find it to be intimidating. My old roommate swore by this. I don't know if there's any truth to it but I've mostly adhered to it over the years. I'm a large, black man. I need all the intimidation mitigation I can get. My mere presence is intimidating to some (even though friends will attest that I'm probably the least intimidating person you'll ever meet). - DB, Lil LB's Dad
I made my husband shave off all his facial hair when job hunting (he wasn't too happy about that), and cut his hair a little shorter than normal, due to the fact it made him look 10 years younger, and at his age, he could use all the help he could get. A lot of places don't want to hire you if you look like you are pushing retirement age. They think you won't be able to keep up with the... more... - April Russo
Ageism sucks! Very cool that it worked out for him though. I'm glad my goatee gets to come back out of hiding. My face missed it. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
A Rampaging Australian Pig Drank 18 Beers And Got In A Fight With A Cow -
A Rampaging Australian Pig Drank 18 Beers And Got In A Fight With A Cow
"“In the middle of the night these people camping opposite us heard a noise, so they got their torch out and shone it on the pig and there he was, scrunching away at their cans,” said the visitor, who estimated that the pig had consumed 18 beers. “Then he went and raided all the rubbish bags. There were some other people camped right on the river and they saw him being chased around their vehicle by a cow.”" - Jessie from Bookmarklet
who amongst us hasn't been there before? - Steve C Team Marina
Steve C Team Marina
Jose Altuve literally jumps in the air to swing at high fastball | FOX Sports -
Jose Altuve literally jumps in the air to swing at high fastball | FOX Sports
"On Tuesday night, Houston Astros All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve took a cut at a first pitch from Rangers reliever Roman Mendez that rose to nearly his own height of 5 foot 5 inches. To get there, Altuve leaped from both feet and spun himself around with the swing. Incredibly, Altuve (.345 batting average) made contact with the ball — a play that might have amused Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos had Altuve not drilled the ball into the catcher's thigh for a certain bruise." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
He's so good that they're bound to trade him next year. - Kristin
I'll trade you josh hamilton and albert pujols for him Kristin - Steve C Team Marina
Family Of Little Owls Discover A Camera Outside Their Den -
Family Of Little Owls Discover A Camera Outside Their Den
"With their big, piercing eyes and proud, stately posture, owls have long been considered symbols of knowledge and wisdom — but when confronted with a small digital camera outside their den, they clearly don’t know what to think. In this video, uploaded to YouTube by Sébastien Barrio, a family of three Little owls can be seen curiously investigating a GoPro camera left running just outside their treeside home." - Kristin from Bookmarklet
Haha. - Kristin
This Restaurant Wants to Be the Worst Rated on Yelp, and the Reviews Are Indeed Hilarious | Adweek -
This Restaurant Wants to Be the Worst Rated on Yelp, and the Reviews Are Indeed Hilarious | Adweek
"Owner David Cerretini, who tells SFGate that the promotion is "the best business move I have made in years," says the whole thing started when Yelp blackmailed him. Cerretini claims Yelp called him 20 times a week asking him to advertise. He did, to the tune of $270 for six months. But when he stopped advertising, he claims his reviews turned negative and one of his best reviews even vanished. That, according to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, is something Yelp is legally entitled to do. So, Cerretini hatched his 1-star plan. Next to a sassy sign explaining how much it charges for extra marinara sauce ($3 for just a splash, $4 if you want some to smell), Botto Bistro lists its various offenses—from charging for bread to lacking ranch dressing—and suggests patrons give it a 1-star Yelp review in return for 25 percent off a pizza." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"Beyond press, it has generated some of the best Amazon-esque reviews on Yelp. The site sent Botto Bistro a threatening little letter, but Cerretini refuses to back down, claiming he's attracting higher-paying customers who are quite loyal. Not to mention, damn funny." - Jessie
LOL the reviews: "My experience at this restaurant lasted for about two seconds. I went in, asked them if they have meatballs, and the waiter smirked at me, yelled "you can meet these balls!" and proceeded to flipping the table in front of him. 1 star because I never got to meet those balls...this place doesn't deliver on what they offer." - Jessie
""We don't have ice" "We don't have butter" You know what else they failed to add to that list? Walked in today only to find that they don't carry the iPhone 6 Plus. WTF." - Jessie
Yelp is such a quivering trashheap of a company anymore. I'm glad to see businesses fighting back. They've made it an awful forum for both customers and honest business owners. My stylist gets harassed constantly by Yelp, and one rep actually told her that if she doesn't pay for some service they offer, her business will likely never see any of its positive reviews. How awful. - Hookuh Tinypants
Yeah, Yelp constantly promotes to its users that businesses can't pay for positive reviews, but that weaselly language hides how they actually shake down businesses. - Andrew C (✔)
Is UrbanSpoon better? Who should I use for reviews? - Eric - It's My Thing
^People? *shudders* - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Eric, only eat at Pine State Biscuits in Portland. Ever. - SAM
huh... appeal higher... "18 U.S.C. § 875 : US Code - Section 875 (EXTORTION AND THREATS): Interstate communications(d) Whoever, with intent to extort from any person, firm, association, or corporation, any money or other thing of value, transmits in interstate or foreign commerce any communication containing any threat to injure the property or reputation of the addressee or of another... more... - Michael W. May
Man arrested after trying to pet moose, fighting with officer | Local & Regional | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News -
"A man who attempted to pet a bull moose in a Spokane cemetery was arrested after fighting with a wildlife officer. Police say 33-year-old Joseph D. Patterson interfered with the state Fish and Wildlife officer who was trying to corral the agitated moose Sunday at Holy Cross Cemetery. The Spokesman-Review reports Patterson approached, saying he wanted to pet the moose and take a picture." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
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