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Greg GuitarBuster
Sifu AminWu 18 Form Tai Chi Stick
Sifu AminWu 18 Form Tai Chi Stick
Oh yeah. Now I really want a walking stick. - Greg GuitarBuster
I want snazzy pajamas - Steve C, Team Marina
Without the stick, someone would steal your snazzy pajamas. - Greg GuitarBuster
Without the snazzy pajamas the stick has no power. - Steve C, Team Marina
Master Po has taught you well, Kwai Chang Caine. - Greg GuitarBuster
I 'm going to need a higher ceiling. - Ken Morley
Amit Patel
So many flowers everywhere. In completely unrelated news, I have been sneezing a lot.
Completely unrelated :-) - Todd Hoff
Completely unrelated ;-) - Amit Patel
Correlation is not causation and stuff. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Correlation is correlated with causation. - Amit Patel
Amit Patel
More from Steinhart Aquarium
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Gorgeous colors. How did you get them to stay so still while posing? - Todd Hoff
For a lot of the shots I set the camera to something like 1/2000th of a second. Also, I deleted most of the blurry shots ;-) - Amit Patel
Amit Patel
I'm going to go away for a while, maybe spend some time in the desert, and come back after FF is shut down.
Hope to see you on some other services Amit! - Me
Have a great trip, Amit. - Stephen Mack
Enjoy, Amit. See you on the other side, maybe. - bentley
I hope it's a peaceful journey for you. We'll be looking for you elsewhere upon your return. - Anne Bouey
Will it be 40 days and 40 nights? - Todd Hoff
Plan is Eastern Sierra on Wed, Death Valley on Thu, Las Vegas on Fri, Zion / Bryce / hwy12 Sat/Sun/Mon, then Las Vegas Tue/Wed, then a relaxed Thu/Fri to get back. - Amit Patel
That sounds awesome. Enjoy the trip. - SAM
Have fun, Amit. We'll catch up again another time. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Keep an eye out for butterflies: - John (bird whisperer)
Sounds like a plan. See you around, Amit. - Micah from FFHound!
Enjoy the trip, Amit. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Sounds like a fantastic trip! Safe travels. :) - Jenny H. from Android
Greg GuitarBuster
It's that season in Texas when people take pictures of themselves pooping on bluebonnets. - Greg GuitarBuster from Bookmarklet
Amit Patel
A Team of Biohackers Has Figured Out How to Inject Your Eyeballs With Night Vision - Mic -
A Team of Biohackers Has Figured Out How to Inject Your Eyeballs With Night Vision - Mic
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Cool but scary. I don't think I'd volunteer for that one. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Son is officially a black belt!!! @ Highkicks Taekwondo & Children's Academy
Son is officially a black belt!!! @ Highkicks Taekwondo & Children's Academy
He's gonna be the next Chuck Norris! - imabonehead
😃 - Shevonne from iPhone
My daughter got hers last month. I'm very proud of her. - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
Congratulations to him! - Jenny H. from Android
RT @thetweetofgod: I would support #BoycottIndiana if Indiana made anything worth buying or had anything worth visiting.
Ken Morley
On nobody knows you're a dog
Doggie Howlser, M.D. - Anika
LOL! - Ken Morley
ma non assomiglia a lucah - mentegatto
ahahaha - eliokir
van der Baarft
The Teletubbies are fucking terrifying in black and white. -
griza! - ani
incredibile come i colori cambino tutto, eh? - van der Baarft from Flucso
oddio, non che a colori, ecco... - nandina
Avete problemi con i teletubbies? - Jakala
CIAO CIAO - nandina
giù le mani dai teletubbies! Però sì, devo ammettere che in bianco e nero sono non poco inquietanti - Minchi ♡
Reminds me of that Joy Division video. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
don't walk away in silence - jesup ॐ
fantastico, ho condiviso su FB - plus1gmt
Sembra il settimo sigillo. - Marco d'Itri
a me hanno sempre inquietato anche a colori. sembra una cosa orwelliana che cerco di non far vedere a mia figlia (a favore di masha e orso) - PELENO (uno di passaggio)
And the internet provides: - Brent Schaus
geniale - plus1gmt
Amit Patel
Went to Palo Alto Baylands with a friend. I hadn't been out for a nature walk for a while, so this was good. Also: got a photo of a cormorant with a fish in its mouth!
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Love the snail. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
There were sooooooooooooo many snails!! :) - Amit Patel
Steven Perez
Born in a reality where music and dance were considered the most cardinal of all sins, the young woman known as Mary Carmen was born with the most egregious of birth defects: she could sing an aria so sweet, it would make the angels weep. Taken from her parents at an early age and forced to endure all manner of grotesque medical treatments in a futile effort to suppress her voice, Mary Carmen escaped her captors and found refuge with the last Time Lord of that dimension. Ancient and dying in his last iteration, the Time Lord gave Mary Carmen his TARDIS, telling her to run far away from that Earth. Mary Carmen ran further than she ever thought possible: she breached the walls of the dimensional Void and found our world, a world teeming with music and dance. The journey, coupled with the experiments forced on her, changed Mary Carmen's physiology, granting her ever-increasing control over sound, gifting her with the ability to create sound from light and air, eventually growing to... more... - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Love it, Bunneh!!! Thank you!!!!!!! - Mary Carmen from iPhone
Glad you like it, Mary. I would have used your avatar, but I liked this pic better. :) - Steven Perez
Whichever pic you like, I don't mind! - Mary Carmen
Bump. - Steven Perez
Oh, wow. I forgot about this. - Mary Carmen
I remember the days when I had a reason to put on makeup and do my - Mary Carmen
Greg GuitarBuster
OH: "America has always been for sale, it used to just take more people to buy it."
Steve C, Team Marina
Once thought lost, Harry Houdini's 'Grim Game' film reappears - LA Times -
Once thought lost, Harry Houdini's 'Grim Game' film reappears - LA Times
"It's the kind of magical reappearance that Houdini himself would have appreciated. For years, the only remaining footage of Harry Houdini's 1919 silent adventure thriller "The Grim Game" was a five-minute excerpt of a spectacular plane crash involving some spectacular derring-do from the legendary magician and escape artist. But thanks to the efforts of film preservationist Rick Schmidlin, the complete "The Grim Game" was found last year in the Brooklyn apartment of Larry Weeks, a 95-year-old retired juggler and Houdini fanatic. Weeks, who died late last year, had acquired the only known copy of the film from the Houdini estate in 1947." "The new restoration of "The Grim Game" is having its world premiere at the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival at the Egyptian Theatre on Sunday evening. Composer Brane Zivkovic will be conducting a live performance of his new score." - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Oh wowwwwww - Stephen Mack
Bluesun 2600
Jim #teamFFrank
The only thing FB could say at F8 tomorrow that would interest me: "We're not shutting down the best social network on the web after all." -
Werd. - Steven Perez
DB, Lil LB's Dad
From this humble plot the Burns Estate shall arise.
I'm sure we'll be spending a lot of time at that playground area with Linky. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Stephen Mack
Ad of the Day: Taco Bell Launches Cold War Against McDonald's With Propaganda Imagery [Adweek] -
Ad of the Day: Taco Bell Launches Cold War Against McDonald's With Propaganda Imagery [Adweek]
Ad of the Day: Taco Bell Launches Cold War Against McDonald's With Propaganda Imagery [Adweek]
Ad of the Day: Taco Bell Launches Cold War Against McDonald's With Propaganda Imagery [Adweek]
From the article: "Egg McMuffins aren't just mediocre pastries stuffed with microwaved eggs, bright yellow cheese and ham product. They are a form of tyranny. That, at least, is the upshot of 'Routine Republic,' a riveting and surreal new Taco Bell campaign from Deutsch. A year after the agency cheekily hired a bunch of guys named Ronald McDonald to celebrate the Mexican-themed fast-food chain's first foray into breakfast, the shots at the Golden Arches are barely masked. In the three-minute centerpiece ad below, McDonald's affable but intrinsically creepy mascot is reimagined as a sunken-eyed Stalinist clown (though perhaps bearing closer resemblance to Mao). He rules over a small army of look-alikes and an oppressed proletariat in a decrepit, cloistered city with a beefy security apparatus. Run-of-the-mill breakfast sandwiches are his preferred method of subjugation." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Via Kevin Fox ( "Ignore nutritional value of both sides and revel in the awesomeness of this Taco Bell Divergent/1984 McD attack ad:" - Stephen Mack
This ad is amazingly well done, and I'd watch a feature-length movie like this. But, as the article says, "the frivolous McDespot comparison is also perhaps a touch insensitive, given, you know, the mass killings and other atrocities that marked the Stalinist and Maoist regimes." - Stephen Mack
I agree that the commercial is well done! The only point it lost me was when the punk song started playing. It's such a canonical rebellious song that it felt like it didn't fit. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
But in light of the darkness of the "Stalinist and Maoist" themes, the ending was fun & light enough to bring the viewer back to reality. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I dunno, I think it's in the same vein as all dystopian fiction, though. I don't think anyone would ever accuse, say, Orwell or Aldous Huxley or Suzanne Collins as being "insensitive" to victims of real totalitarian regimes. The other thing is that I think it's more of a parody of corporatocratic crony capitalist regimes more than of totalitarian communist police states—more like "Idiocracy" and less like the U.S.S.R. - Victor Ganata
That's certainly one way to completely reinterpret "run for the border", though :D - Victor Ganata
Hahaha! - Stephen Mack
Victor Ganata
A Top Weedkiller Could Cause Cancer. Should We Be Scared? - NPR
tl;dr there's a difference between possibility and likelihood and risk assessment is all about determining likelihood. - Victor Ganata
Still, you'd think that advocates of the free market would be all about letting consumers decide whether or not they want to consume plants that have been treated with Roundup. - Victor Ganata
Roundup is Agent Orange in a bottle. I wish they would pull it from the market. - Gabrielle from FFHound(roid)!
"Blair points out that society often chooses simply to accept certain hazards. Among the other things that the IARC says probably cause cancer are burning wood in home fireplaces, disruption of circadian rhythms by working overnight shifts and working as a hairdresser." Of course, it would be nice if these things were true free choices. - Victor Ganata
Monsanto has a spectacular lobbying and PR arm that works long and hard to make sure America and it's government will never see the likelihood or the causality. It's not paranoia when Monsanto is involved. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Glen Campbell
Just another fucking beautiful day in Northern California
When I grump at i++ when ++i would've worked, I remember that at least I don't grump when n/2 isn't n>>1 #getoffmylawn
Steven Perez
Physical is done. Doc is not happy about my weight. Or my teeth. Or my blood pressure. Or that old pain in my ribs. At least I'm upright.
:-/ cuídate - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Old bunneh is old. - Steven Perez from Android
Victor Ganata
Debunking the Myth of the Job-Stealing Immigrant - NYT Mag - 2015 Mar 29
"The chief logical mistake we make is something called the Lump of Labor Fallacy: the erroneous notion that there is only so much work to be done and that no one can get a job without taking one from someone else. It’s an understandable assumption. After all, with other types of market transactions, when the supply goes up, the price falls. If there were suddenly a whole lot more oranges, we’d expect the price of oranges to fall or the number of oranges that went uneaten to surge." - Victor Ganata
"But immigrants aren’t oranges. It might seem intuitive that when there is an increase in the supply of workers, the ones who were here already will make less money or lose their jobs. Immigrants don’t just increase the supply of labor, though; they simultaneously increase demand for it, using the wages they earn to rent apartments, eat food, get haircuts, buy cellphones." - Victor Ganata
"That means there are more jobs building apartments, selling food, giving haircuts and dispatching the trucks that move those phones. Immigrants increase the size of the overall population, which means they increase the size of the economy. Logically, if immigrants were 'stealing' jobs, so would every young person leaving school and entering the job market; countries should become poorer as they get larger. In reality, of course, the opposite happens." - Victor Ganata
"Logically, if immigrants were “stealing” jobs, so would every young person leaving school and entering the job market; countries should become poorer as they get larger. In reality, of course, the opposite happens." That line says it all to me. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Yep. - Victor Ganata
"The single greatest bit of evidence disproving the Lump of Labor idea comes from research about the Mariel boatlift, a mass migration in 1980 that brought more than 125,000 Cubans to the United States. According to David Card, an economist at the University of California, Berkeley, roughly 45,000 of them were of working age and moved to Miami; in four months, the city’s labor supply increased by 7 percent." - Victor Ganata
"Card found that for people already working in Miami, this sudden influx had no measurable impact on wages or employment." - Victor Ganata
"Before, standard economic models held that immigrants cause long-term benefits, but at the cost of short-term pain in the form of lower wages and greater unemployment for natives. But most economists now believe that Card’s findings were correct: Immigrants bring long-term benefits at no measurable short-term cost." - Victor Ganata
"The leading scholar on this today is Giovanni Peri of the University of California, Davis, who has shown that immigrants tend to complement — rather than compete against — the existing work force." - Victor Ganata
"Take a construction site: Typically, Peri has found, immigrants with limited education perform many support tasks (moving heavy things, pouring cement, sweeping, painting), while citizens with more education focus on skilled work like carpentry, plumbing and electrical installation, as well as customer relations." - Victor Ganata
"The skilled native is able to focus on the most valuable tasks, while the immigrants help bring the price down for the overall project (it costs a lot to pay a highly trained carpenter to sweep up a work site)." - Victor Ganata
"Peri argues, with strong evidence, that there are more native-born skilled craftspeople working today, not fewer, because of all those undocumented construction workers." - Victor Ganata
"A similar dynamic is at play on Wall Street. Many technical-support tasks are dominated by recent immigrants, while sales, marketing, advising and trading, which require cultural and linguistic fluency, are typically the domain of the native-born. (Whether Wall Street’s technical wizards have, on balance, helped or hurt the economy is a question for another day.)" <— LOL - Victor Ganata
"Growth has acquired a bad reputation of late among some, especially on the left, who associate the term with environmental destruction and rising inequality. But growth through immigration is growth with remarkably little downside." - Victor Ganata
"Environmentally, immigration tends to be less damaging than other forms of growth, because it doesn’t add to the number of people on earth and often shifts people to more environmentally friendly jurisdictions." - Victor Ganata
Steven Perez
President Signs Order Making Ted Cruz Ineligible for Obamacare via @BorowitzReport
President Signs Order Making Ted Cruz Ineligible for Obamacare via @BorowitzReport
Andrew C (✔)
Every Argument About Buffy On The Internet -
Every Argument About Buffy On The Internet
There's not one single mention of Giles. Fail. - bentley
(Just because I spent the summer before library school building an Anthony Head website doesn't mean I'm biased. Or does it?) - bentley
The comments get into it a bit. - Andrew C (✔)
I don't remember Spuffy. What's a Spuffy ? - Todd Hoff
Spuffy = Spike + Buffy. I hadda look it up too. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
"Angel Losing His Soul After He Has Sex With Buffy is Slut-Shaming" hahaha! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Oh, thanks. - Todd Hoff
The comments also bring up Riley: "Actually, Riley Wasn't That Bad... *Riley is the human incarnation of the color beige *Remember that episode where he and Buffy got trapped in that sex room? *Probably not because it was a terrible episode, except when Giles sang *Riley is the worst " - Andrew C (✔)
OH "You mean you've never heard the term billfold?" [adult male] "Is that like a fanny pack?" "Noooh – here, see this $20 bill, now I'm folding it... in my wal–"
When I use the term 'billfold', people says it makes me sound over 60. I'm not sure I even used the word wallet until I was 15. - Anika
The guy explaining was mid-forties, from Tennessee. The other guy was late 20s from southern Ontario. - Micah from FFHound!
Victor Ganata
The 9 Weirdest Implications Of The Many Worlds Interpretation -
Related: Is there an evil, goateed version of you somewhere in the multiverse? - 2010 Jun 29 - Victor Ganata
I'm going to cop to admitting that I still don't truly understand what's going on with Shrodinger's cat. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
That's one of the selling points of the Many Worlds Interpretation: you don't have to believe that the cat is simultaneously both dead and alive in the same universe like you do with the Copenhagen interpretation :D - Victor Ganata
Wait. There's a version where we have to believe if Copenhagen is dead or alive at the same time? - bentley
LOL, that just gave me an idea for a show: it would be like "Under The Dome" except that the dome is opaque and the trapped city would be attached to radionuclide trigger that sets off a self-destruct sequence. So if a beta particle decays, the entire city is dead but if not then the entire city survives, and no one outside the city has anyway of knowing what's happening. - Victor Ganata
"like a bubble in a frothy stream of cosmos-spawning stuff" - Ken Morley
Sounds like a pot boiler I could get into. - Micah from FFHound!
RT @biiimurray: I do my best proofreading after I hit send.
Yed. - bentley
no fufking kibding. - Big Joe Silenced
when I was a sysadmin, I called that an OS Hit. Even created a defect code in the quality tracking system for it. - Kevin Johnson
Poor Louis. He's making great fodder for comedy. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
The places you have gone. - Mike Nayyar
[throws in the towel] - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
VICTORY!!!... but at what cost... - Johnny
Not for nothing but I went to the trouble of 'shopping out they guy's head and left shoulder for authenticity... I guess I should go do some work now :) - Johnny from iPhone
It was bound to happen. Keep in mind, Alex, that the image was ripe for the misuse. :) - Louis Gray
Louis in #Glenmode. The new Flat Stanley. - Mary B: #TeamMonique from iPhone
I'm going to have Tweet this pic with a salaciously tawdry headline, and yes people will fall for it and RT it along hehehheeee - sofarsoShawn from iPhone
Oh the insanity. - Louis Gray
This briefly flashed on the screen and my wife said WHAT IS THAT? I immediately diverted to the netflix window and hit play on the next episode of our show. - Micah
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