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Andrew C (✔)
You Probably Shouldn’t Go See Ridley Scott’s Pretty Racist ‘Exodus’ Movie — Medium - https://medium.com/@DavidD...
You Probably Shouldn’t Go See Ridley Scott’s Pretty Racist ‘Exodus’ Movie — Medium
"The first thing I noticed was that all the main characters are White. Moses is White. The Pharaoh is White. Tuya is super White and Joshua is Jesse Pinkman. Not only are these characters who are supposed to be Africans White, they’re not even remotely tan. They’re pearly White. Christian Bale is Moses, a former slave in Egypt who was using SPF infinity sunscreen because he’s still Gotham City White." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"Not only are all the main characters White, but the servants, thieves and assassins are played by Africans. Guys. This is racist. Ridley Scott is one of those guys who’s apparently hellbent on historical accuracy but doesn’t care enough to cast a person of color as Moses or a goddamn African queen while simultaneously filling out the rest of the movie with Black servants and thieves. I... more... - Andrew C (✔)
Seeing the shots they have of the altered sphinx was enough to make it pretty obvious how the movie is skewing. - Jennifer Dittrich
ugh. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Shevonne
These photos show the heartbreak of Koko the gorilla when learning of Robin Williams's death http://www.lostateminor.com/2014...
These photos show the heartbreak of Koko the gorilla when learning of Robin Williams's death http://www.lostateminor.com/2014/08/13/photos-show-heartbreak-koko-gorilla-learning-robin-williamss-death/
Jessie
Taiwan hackers place 2nd in US contest - Taipei Times - http://www.taipeitimes.com/News...
Taiwan hackers place 2nd in US contest - Taipei Times
"A Taiwanese team has won second place in the Capture the Flag (CTF) competition at the 22nd DEF CON, an international convention for hackers and computer security professionals that ended on Sunday in Las Vegas. With an average age of 23, more than half of the members of the team — called HITCON — are university students, coming mainly from National Taiwan University, National Chiao Tung University and National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. The manager of the team, Lee Lun-chuan (李倫銓), said they defeated the “Dragon Sector” team from Poland, who was the defending champion, to place second in the CTF competition. China’s “Blue Lotus” team came in fourth." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @jason: Nytimes: Police in California wore cameras & Complaints dropped 88%/use of force dropped 60%. https://twitter.com/Jason...
RT @jason: Nytimes: Police in California wore cameras & Complaints dropped 88%/use of force dropped 60%. http://t.co/xo4nLFZXvO
LB sad.
What?!
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Please tell me they are starting a boy band??? - Steve C Team Marina
Yes, they'll cover Mozart pieces. - LB sad. from Android
JEALOUS - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
What's their band name? - Melly - #TeamMarina
!!! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Nope, that's already a band http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/!!! - Meg VMeg
Sacramento. Who knew? - Micah
Thorn Between Two Roses - Melly - #TeamMarina
Jessie
Betel leaf sandals set to debut in the US - Taipei Times - http://www.taipeitimes.com/News...
Betel leaf sandals set to debut in the US - Taipei Times
"Jhongpu Township Farmers’ Association and Betel Life, a footwear company, said they are set to make a splash in the US market this year with betel leaf sandals they jointly designed three years ago, with the company saying more than 100,000 units have been sold worldwide. Betel Life owner Lu Chien-liang (盧建良) said he got the idea for betel leaf sandals from college students in Jhongpu Township (中埔) Chiayi County. Lu said he developed the students’ use of the leaves as footwear and designed a range of sandals to appeal to the global trend toward eco-friendly products with the help of local shoemaking factories." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @divya: WOWOWOWOWOWOWO Apple released Diversity numbers and it is the MOST impressive of all tech companies: http://www.apple.com/diversi...
RT @divya: WOWOWOWOWOWOWO Apple released Diversity numbers and it is the MOST impressive of all tech companies: http://www.apple.com/diversity/
Stephen Mack
My favorite movie sequence of all time is this bit from The Fisher King. #saturdayff http://www.youtube.com/watch...
My favorite movie sequence of all time is this bit from The Fisher King. #saturdayff http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lASPrnWf6cA
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(The Fisher King, 1991, directed by Terry Gilliam, starring Robin Williams, Amanda Plummer and Jeff Bridges. http://www.imdb.com/title...) - Stephen Mack
I think I may have posted this before, come to think of it. - Stephen Mack
They had to film that at like 3 am. - Akiva
Shit. RIP, Robin. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I wanted to love this again. - Julian
"I like New York in June..." - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Johnny
Life just became a little less funny.
Shevonne
It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless. - http://dcfemella.com/post...
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Steve C Team Marina
Hunter Pence strikes back at mildly trolling fans with his own gentle posts | FOX Sports - http://www.foxsports.com/mlb...
Hunter Pence strikes back at mildly trolling fans with his own gentle posts | FOX Sports
"This trolling war is so civilized.  When the Giants visited Citi Field to play the Mets last weekend, some savvy New York fans took to trolling Hunter Pence in a hilariously hushed fashion, showing up with signs mildly insulting the San Francisco outfielder with all the scratch of a de-clawed cat." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
That's hilarious. It's hard not to like Hunter Pence. - Rodfather
I was sad when the Astros traded him. He's such a good guy and he's become a great player. - Kristin
Mary Carmen
And she has figured out how to climb up the stairs.
Danger, Will Robinson! - Big Joe Silence
Today, the stairs. Tomorrow, the trees! - Steven Perez from Android
Or sliding down the banister. - John (bird whisperer)
And the bookshelves. - vicster: full-bodied
Is she open to a lesson on how to climb back down? - Galadriel C. from Android
Soon she will be building contraptions to climb, to get to the cookie jar. - April Russo
Next will be learning the booty bump to get down the stairs. She's quite advanced, though, so that's aiming way too low. Maybe you should get her jail breaking cell phones & repairing broken tablets. She could earn her college tuition before the age of 3. - Corinne L
Mahdi
این چه خوووبه :)) عالیه - گلرخ
ایده خیلی باحالیه. حتما باید برنامه ریزی کنیم با دوستان :دی - Mahdi
:)) - وارَش
وارش تو بیا دروازه بان باش :)) - Mahdi
ما بازی کردیم خیلی خوبه :)) - afraal
خیلی خوبه :) - Mahdi
توپ همه‌ش اینوره. من برم دروازه اونوری واستم :دی - وارَش
بهتره که اینجوری. بیشتر بازی میکنی :) - Mahdi
Mahdi
Tiny Humans Lost In The Majesty Of Nature | Bored Panda - http://www.boredpanda.com/small-m...
Tiny Humans Lost In The Majesty Of Nature | Bored Panda
Tiny Humans Lost In The Majesty Of Nature | Bored Panda
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وسطی - اردویسور
+ - جواد
خیلی عالی هستند این عکس ها. همه رو ببینید در ابعاد بزرگتر. - Mahdi
وای من تازه رفتم تو لینک محشرن همه - اردویسور
hiiiiiiiiiiiiiih - زی
هفته پیش رفته بودم یک جنگلی شبیه عکس سومی. فوق العاده بود. - Mahdi
عکس اولی فوق العاده س - حســـــــنے♡
عکس اولی خیلی با عظمته. - Mahdi
چه عکس های تو سایتش عالی اند.خیلی هاش رو دلم خواست.اون خانم قرمزه لب صخره - Primavera
بقیه عکس های این سایت هم ارزش دیدن داره. - Mahdi
Bora Zivkovic
Only need four hours of sleep per night? New-found ‘Thatcher’ gene mutation may explain why http://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2014...
Shevonne
52-Minute Work, 17-Minute Break is the Ideal Productivity Schedule http://lifehacker.com/52-minu...
52-Minute Work, 17-Minute Break is the Ideal Productivity Schedule http://bit.ly/1nvD0RH
Not the other way around? Drat. - Kevin Johnson from Android
Shannon - GlassMistress
TBT. My dad brought me a small bag of photos that my grandmother had saved. This one was particularly funny because with it was a handwritten letter and a list of all of the kids names in the photo ... as if my G'mother would care, lol. I was eleven and I'm the dweeb, second row, third from the left, in the overall gauchos that I absolutely adored :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
That's not dweeby at all - Steve C Team Marina
Jessie
KAOHSIUNG DISASTER: Poetry drive to honor Kaohsiung victims, families - Taipei Times - http://www.taipeitimes.com/News...
KAOHSIUNG DISASTER: Poetry drive to honor Kaohsiung victims, families - Taipei Times
"The Ministry of Culture, media outlets and more than 100 poets and writers have launched a poetry drive to honor the victims of the Greater Kaohsiung gas pipeline explosions and their families in the hope of providing the survivors with comfort. Poems about the Kaohsiung blasts have been posted on the Facebook page of the ministry’s Qidong Poetry Salon since Monday. The salon site was launched on Thursday last week to help promote and preserve Taiwanese poetry. “Suffering makes us appreciate each other more. Let us use poetry to pray for our fellow citizens who are in tears,” a statement on the salon’s page reads." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
Monique Judge
I've missed quite a few of his zingers, but I think I'm caught up now, so I'd like to send Steve to his corner until further notice. He has repeatedly violated our before 10pm rule.
You need to cut him a little break; new baby means he's sleep-deprived and not really responsible for his posts. ;-) - Anne Bouey
OK Anne. Just for you. <3 - Monique Judge
Love you, Momo. :) - Anne Bouey
I love you too. <3 - Monique Judge
Sleep is unproductive and a waste of time. - Louis Gray
Hahaha that's awesome Monique. After consulting with my lawyer Anne I must humbly plead guilty to all charges and throw myself at the mercy of the court. I am hoping the court is lined with mattresses so I can get some unproductive waste of time in. You are cordially given two free passes to break our 10pm adult entertainment rule as reparation. - Steve C Team Marina
Micah
Stare Off
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Who won? - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Not me. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Andrew C (✔)
RT @thefilmstage: Studio Ghibli has announced it will no longer make any new films: http://blog.thefilmstage.com/post... https://twitter.com/TheFilm... EDIT: or maybe not. http://kotaku.com/preview...
RT @thefilmstage: Studio Ghibli has announced it will no longer make any new films: http://bit.ly/1pykM6h http://t.co/Fj4PM5zumj EDIT: or maybe not. http://kotaku.com/preview/studio-ghibli-is-not-dead-yet-1615520289?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Twitter&utm_source=Kotaku_Twitter&utm_medium=Socialflow
WHAAAAAT?????????? - Stephen Mack
With Miyazaki retiring, I can't say I'm terribly surprised. He is very much the soul of their endeavors, even if he isn't always directing or producing them. I'm guessing they waited until they had things finalized for the films they had in the pipeline. - Jennifer Dittrich
It did seem like he was evaluating whether Goro could take over. But now it seems like the rift between him and his son will be irreparable, and he's saying without him the studio itself should be closed. It's his studio, so it's certainly his right to end it, but it seems crazy to me. - Stephen Mack
I do wonder if you'll see a new studio form, with a slightly different selection of folks who used to work at the old studio and new talent, or if a wholly different studio will rise to fill the niche. There's obviously room for it. (I also wonder what will become of the museum.) - Jennifer Dittrich
Jennifer, it looks like the company will probably manage the museum, as that probably falls under purview of the rights management to some degree. Also, it'd be cool if a few new studios are founded out of it. - NOT THE CRICKET
I saw someone else on Twitter explain that it is more of a major restructuring. Ghibli used to be freelance, but after Porco Rosso or so they were salaried. And now without major profitable movies in the pipeline, they can't afford to keep all those people on staff. - Andrew C (✔)
I hope they'll still create games. They collaborated with others on the Ni No Kuni video game. - Rodfather from Android
Ken Morley
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
One of my favorites by Murakami. Hope you enjoy it! - Jenny H. from Android
I have Murakami's latest on my "to read" list, but I'm wondering if there's an earlier novel I should read first? - Melly - #TeamMarina
I started with Kafka on the Shore, but I love pretty much everything he's written, except 1Q84. Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World is also fantastic. (I'm totally a Murakami fangirl.) - Jenny H. from Android
Kafka on the Shore and Norwegian Wood are my favorites so far :) - Eivind
I might read Kafka on the Shore first then :o) - Melly - #TeamMarina
I'm listening to the audiobook version. This is one case where the performance adds a lot to the enjoyment. It's so good. His readings of May Kasahara's letters cracked me up. :) - Ken Morley
I listened to that one, too. It was fun :) - Eivind from Android
I also listened to that one as audiobook. It was great. "Hey, Mr. Wind-up Bird..." - Jenny H. from Android
Me
Me
Mysterious holes in Siberia may be craters of climate change explosions - Boing Boing - http://boingboing.net/2014...
Mysterious holes in Siberia may be craters of climate change explosions - Boing Boing
"But [geophysicist Vladimir] Romanovsky said the hole doesn't look like a typical collapsed pingo; such features usually form from larger mounds that slowly cave in over a period of decades, with all the material falling inside. From the photo of the Yamal crater, "it's obvious that some material was ejected from the hole," Romanovsky said. His Russian colleagues who visited the site told him the dirt was piled more than 3 feet (1 m) high around the hole's edges. Which brings us to the other, fairly awesome, possible explanation. Some observers have noted the presence of smoke and flashes of light in the places where the holes appeared. There's also been some weirdness in the atmospheric science world with spikes of methane turning up in air over Siberia. That's leading some scientists to speculate that the holes could be forming when methane from melted permafrost builds up in a space left by a melting pingo — eventually leading to an explosion." - Me from Bookmarklet
So the Earth farted? - Me
I'm not gonna lie, it could have been our 7 week old. - Steve C Team Marina
New superhero FartBaby. - Janet from FFHound!
Jessie
Line users battle Chinese scammers with ‘hot’ words - Taipei Times - http://www.taipeitimes.com/News...
"Some smartphone owners in Taiwan are sharing a trick aimed at battling the growing number of scammers targeting users of popular free mobile messaging service Line — responding to questionable messages with key words aimed at making scammers give up. Police said there have been a growing number of reports in recent months of Line accounts being hacked, with users receiving messages purportedly sent by friends or family members asking for money or for the target to buy online game credits for them. Anyone who responds to such messages is likely to discover that their name, national ID number, cellphone number and other sensitive information have been stolen by scamming groups." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"Netizens say since most scamming groups in the region are based in China, the best way to respond to questionable messages is with terms that are very sensitive or antagonistic for Chinese — such as “Tiananmen Square Massacre,” “Taiwanese independence,” “Falun Gong” and “Tibetan independence.” All these terms are considered sensitive by Chinese authorities." - Jessie
"However, some netizens said that while such phrases may prove annoying to scammers, the most effective way for Line users to stop the problem is to change their app settings to block messages from unknown senders." - Jessie
Jessie
KAOHSIUNG INFERNO: Residents recount tales of terror, help from strangers - Taipei Times - http://www.taipeitimes.com/News...
KAOHSIUNG INFERNO: Residents recount tales of terror, help from strangers - Taipei Times
"Police officer Chen You-ping (陳佑平) from Lingya Precinct was flung into the air and suffered second-degree burns after the road he was standing on exploded. He had been part of a taskforce sealing off the intersection of Kaisyuan and Yinghsian roads. “The first thought to pass through my mind was that I am thankful I am still alive to see my wife and child,” he said. He heard some of his colleagues calling for help after he crawled out of a hole that he had fallen into, but he had to use his cellphone to call the precinct to request assistance because he lost his radio in the blast. Firefighter Chen Chien-wu (陳建武) was part of a crew spraying water on the intersection of Ersheng and Kaisyuan roads in the hope of reducing the ground temperature. The road blew open underneath him and a fire truck, and he suffered burns on both hands and his face. Police Sergeant Chang Min-huang (張明煌) said he was called in to maintain security around the intersection of Kaisyuan and Sienminng roads, along... more... - Jessie from Bookmarklet
Jessie
Gas Suspected in Fatal Blasts That Jolted a City in Taiwan - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2014...
Gas Suspected in Fatal Blasts That Jolted a City in Taiwan - NYTimes.com
"TAIPEI, Taiwan — A series of explosions ripped through the city of Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan on Thursday night, killing 25 people and wounding more than 260, the authorities said. The dead included at least four firefighters. Kaohsiung’s mayor, Chen Chu, called the blasts a “suspected petrochemical material explosion,” but local officials said it was too early to pinpoint a specific cause. At a news conference early Friday, officials said that a leak of ethylene, propene or butane may have caused the explosions after flowing into sewage lines, the government’s Central News Agency reported. The news agency said that the disaster was “not connected to terrorism.” The explosions began around midnight Thursday, affecting more than a square mile of the city’s downtown. Residents reported a large-scale gas leak about 9 p.m. in the city’s Cianjhen District, Taiwan’s National Fire Agency said. The force of the blasts overturned cars and caused roads to crumple and collapse in some places.... more... - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"Video from a car dashboard that a resident posted online showed an explosion fill the ground floor of a building. The driver turned to avoid the fire, only to encounter flames gushing from the middle of the street a block away. Security camera footage showed the blast roaring down city streets, followed by billowing clouds of smoke and flying debris. Some roads completely collapsed,... more... - Jessie
Glen Campbell
RT @compay: My 5 year old son just asked my wife if 20 + 20 is 2020. I think he's going to be a JavaScript developer when he grows up.
Andrew C (✔)
First-Ever Images of Er Wang Dong Cave, A Cave With Its Own Weather System | Weather Underground - http://www.wunderground.com/news...
First-Ever Images of Er Wang Dong Cave, A Cave With Its Own Weather System | Weather Underground
"These are the first-ever images taken of Er Wang Dong, one of the world's most recently discovered natural wonders — a cave so large it has its own weather system. A team of 15 expert cavers and photographers had been exploring caves in the Chongquing province of China, reported the Daily Mail. They found the entrance to the hidden Er Wang Dong cave system and were stunned to see a space so large it contains a cloud. In Cloud Ladder Hall, which measures about 12½ acres, or about 12 football fields, fog conceals the roof 820 feet above." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
That's amazing. I've never seen vegetation inside a cave. - Anika
There's also the Hang Son Doong caves in Vietnam. - Andrew C (✔)
Those have vegetation, too? ETA: Nevermind, I just looked it up. There's a jungle! - Anika
Maitani
BBC Nature - Dinosaurs 'shrank' regularly to become birds - http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature...
BBC Nature - Dinosaurs 'shrank' regularly to become birds
BBC Nature - Dinosaurs 'shrank' regularly to become birds
"Huge meat-eating, land-living dinosaurs evolved into birds by constantly shrinking for over 50 million years, scientists have revealed." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"Theropods shrunk 12 times from 163kg (25st 9lb) to 0.8kg (1.8lb), before becoming modern birds." - Maitani
Watching some turkeys cross the road I could really see the dinosaur in them as they moved. Amazing to think such a thing can happen. - Todd Hoff
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