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Dave Roth
El's Drive-In (2/5) - http://www.yelp.com/biz...
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"I love the idea of El's but the execution is pretty lackluster. We took the family there on the way back from Atlantic Beach with the intent on trying the Shrimpbuger that we'd heard so much about.…" - Dave Roth
Dave Roth
El's Drive-In (2/5) - http://www.yelp.com/biz...
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"I love the idea of El's but the execution is pretty lackluster. We took the family there on the way back from Atlantic Beach with the intent on trying the Shrimpbuger that we'd heard so much about.…" - Dave Roth
Mike Nencetti
Question for FF: if your travels took you past St Peter's bakery, what would you order?
Since my travels do, let me tell you that there is no better pecan pie than their version of it: a Bourbon Pecan Pie that is to die for. - Friar Will
Hmm. I really should have gone there today. I would get the pain au chocolat. - Julian
Thanks! My wife has relatives scattered throughout the east coast and we should be nearby very soon I will let you know how our travels go. - Mike Nencetti
Jim's buns. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Of course, you'll let Jim and I know if you swing by, right? - Friar Will
yes. - Mike Nencetti
Something with chocolate! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Jim's buns with chocolate! - Melly - #TeamMarina
I have to say Melly that with all the options at St. Peter's Bakery, Jim's buns (with or without chocolate) rank pretty low on the list of things I would order there. :^) - Friar Will
Indeed, Melly. - LB's never Kippled
Can't remember what all I've had there, but everything is good . . . especially out on the deck. - Dave Roth
Looks like we will be there early Monday afternoon. - Mike Nencetti
Where is this place again? I'd have to have some coffee and something with chocolate and/or almonds. Wait, do they have some sort of savory morning bun? I love those. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
looks like it is closed Monday.. its in Pottstown PA. never been there. - Mike Nencetti
Coffee and something with chocolate. - John (bird whisperer)
Haven't been there BUT I want to see pictures #foodpr0n - CarlC
It's not open again until Wednesday. Chocolate granite cake is my favorite. - Jim: with more caffeine!
Stephan
I also noticed that FaceBook does not provide the option to hide your phone number or email address. The least is "friends". The more I think about it, the more I am getting convinced I should just give up on FB.
I'm getting close to it too. I've deleted most stuff from my profile anyhow (if it even matters). - Heather
If I had other means of keeping up with my friends and family, I would. FB is my least favorite social network. The UI is ugly and you have to constantly tweak your privacy settings. - Jenny H.
My phone number is set to "Only Me". - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Huh, I also have the 'Only Me' and 'Custom' options... - Andrew C (✔)
Bizarre, I don't have that, but I am sure I did at one point. My profile is pretty bare too, but this stuff still creeps me out. The only reason I really use it is to track some family members that aren't on any other social network. - Stephan
I have my phone number in there (Google Voice) so that people can call me. I wish everyone had their number in there, as it would be much easier to get in touch with people, especially if they aren't already a contact in your phone. - Dave Roth
I feel forced to reveal it without even the option to hide it. That, plus the location issues (other thread) makes me increasingly suspicious of FB. - Stephan
I never put on a phone number, and lied about my birthdate. But I'm pretty sure I have Only Me and Custom choices anyway. I would have coughed up one of my Google Voice numbers, but FB won't send texts to GV. - Tinfoil 2.0 from iPhone
I used it for text notifications before my iPhone. I'll post a screen dump with the options (or lack thereof). Email can't be hidden either, but I'll create a specific Facebook one. - Stephan from iPhone
So you don't trust FB with your phone#, but you give it to Google? :) - Stephan from iPhone
Well, I do trust Google more than Facebook, but I also have multiple Google Voice numbers that I create using phone numbers that are basically disposable. - Tinfoil 2.0 from iPhone
Disposable? - Stephan from iPhone
Easiest way is to buy a cheap pay as you go phone (as low as $15 around here), use that number for GV, and you never need to touch that device again. - Tinfoil 2.0 from iPhone
Good idea. Though, if you would use that disposable phone to forward to your real cell you would still make outbound calls from there, revealing the nbr to the recipient, just not Google. - Stephan from iPhone
Until they upload your number in their address book using the Google+ friend finder :( I think having a phone nu - Tinfoil 2.0 from iPhone
Until they upload your number in their address book using the Google+ friend finder :( I think it's hard to have a phone number that is both private and useful these days, but at least you can use multiple accts/#s to avoid aggregating all of your info and behavior into one account. - Tinfoil 2.0 from iPhone
The only way Google knows my number is because I had myself in my contact list so I could send people my contact info (I hate business cards). Google simply cross references your username with your contact list. I would assume that this is not publicly visible/accessible. - Stephan from iPhone
AJ Batac
Coffee Joulies: Keep Your Coffee or Tea Hot For Hours - http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitc...
Coffee Joulies: Keep Your Coffee or Tea Hot For Hours
"When I first saw this, I thought for sure it was a belated April Fool's joke. Over-sized metal coffee beans that can keep your coffee at perfect temperature for hours without reheating? Yeah, right. But believe it or not, these magic beans are real." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
"According to the product's Kickstarter page, these beans will cool down your scalding hot coffee to an acceptable 140° Fahrenheit and then hold it around that temperature for as long as five hours. How is this possible? The creators of the product, Dave and Dave, have developed a substance they call "Phase Change Material" that is designed to melt and absorb excess energy until it... more... - AJ Batac
"Dave and Dave reassure us that their joulies are perfectly safe. Not only is the heat-absorbing material itself "100% edible food-grade magic," but each bean is coated with food-grade stainless steel. They say the beans can be run through the dishwasher and can be re-used indefinitely. The project is currently 6 days away from their Kickstarter deadline, but they've already surpassed... more... - AJ Batac
I got a set of these for Christmas, and they really do work. They also look pretty cool too. - Dave Roth
Scoble, Alex Scoble
Happy birthday, Dave!
Thanks, Alex and everyone! - Dave Roth
D'oh! Totally didn't know! Happy birthday! - Jim: with more caffeine!
Happy birthday! - Yolanda from iPhone
Happy Dave Day! - Lisa L. Seifert from Android
Hope you had a happy day! - LB's never Kippled
Happy Birthday, Dave! - Anne Bouey
Hope you had a great birthday! - Friar Will
Dave Roth
Bull City Burger and Brewery (4/5) - http://www.yelp.com/biz...
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"UPDATE: On our second visit we tried a few more menu items and sat outside on the patio. I had the Spamalot burger, which I can't remember what was in it, but it was very good (though unfortunately,…" - Dave Roth
Dave Roth
Bull City Burger and Brewery (4/5) - http://www.yelp.com/biz...
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"UPDATE: On our second visit we tried a few more menu items and sat outside on the patio. I had the Spamalot burger, which I can't remember what was in it, but it was very good (though unfortunately,…" - Dave Roth
Derrick
one-pan dark chocolate chunk skillet cookie - http://www.sophistimom.com/one-pan...
one-pan dark chocolate chunk skillet cookie
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"To make this, since it is such a simple recipe, use the very best ingredients you can. It’s very high in calories, so make each one count for something. You wouldn’t want to use crappy flour, or crappy margarine or fake vanilla. That would lessen the flavor, lessen the experience, and still make you fat. Best to use the best." - Derrick from Bookmarklet
To me, a "cookie" is a single serving. - DJF
This may not be #FARP -approved, but I approve. The vanilla ice cream serving suggestion puts it over the top. - Julian
Totally not #FARP but wow. - Derrick
*jaw drops* - Jandy
You have to have ice cream with it. What else would cut the sweetness? - Yolanda
I'll go halvsies with you, Derrick. - Louis Gray
I have a smaller cast iron skillet that would be appropriate for making a restaurant-sized dessert portion. - Julian
yum :) - Elena
ginger, I can't have this in my house! - Derrick
*gets ready to fight ginger and LB for this* - Jandy
"very high in calories..." Just to be evil, I tried to calculate that. Can't: Unclear how much chocolate it takes to make a cup of chunks. 4 oz? 8 oz? (Probably somewhere in between.) Consider it the Awesome Blossom cutoff: If the former, then that cookie has fewer calories than the fat-bomb/sodium-bomb that Chili's serves. If the latter, then...well, slightly more. - Walt Crawford
Awww... I only have a 12 inch pan. - Alix May
Double the recipe! - Derrick
*rolls up sleeves and brandishes fork menacingly at Jandy* - LB's never Kippled
I want this. I want this now. I would show that cookie who's boss. (I don't, however, get to make it without enough people around to share it so I only got one bite) - ellbeecee
What ellbeecee said. Especially the part about showing that cookie who is boss. - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
What restaurant used to do something like this? Not that it matters, though. I'd eat that like <MESSAGE REDACTED> - Ha3rvey (on hiatus)
BJ's Brewhouse. - Derrick
oh, those cookies at BJ's are something. - holly #ravingfangirl
Now I'm hungry for an Old Chicago big ass cookie, thanks, D. :D - Scoble, Alex Scoble
come to daddy. - Anthony Citrano from BuddyFeed
@DJF: and to me, this *is* a single serving. - Anthony Citrano from BuddyFeed
i keep hiding this big piece of WANT, but it keeps coming up, :( also http://friendfeed.com/chaz2b... - chaz2b
Read the recipe again. REAL. BUTTER. FTW. I think I'll plan to keep these ingredients on hand at all times. One addition I might make: walnuts. Lightly toasted, of course. - Julian
Nomnomnom. - LB's never Kippled
"Crappy margarine." Is there any other kind? - Dave Roth
"I feel like I wanna rage... [stares directly into camera] RIGHT NOW." - Julian
Thought about going out earlier to get the ingredients to make this. I would then proceed to attempt to pwn the whole pan. - Julian
Hrm...might be time to revisit my old friend. With a gentle swirl of Nutella just before putting it in the oven... - Derrick
I, too, have thought of this recently (though not with Nutella... mmm...). - Julian
I'll be making this cookie again this week. The grocery store has good ice cream on sale. - Julian
I just ordered an 8-in cast iron skillet. I've been making it in a 8x8 baking pan. - Derrick
how do I like this again? - maʀtha
I forgot the Nutella! But I did put extra vanilla and chocolate. Cause I love extra vanilla and chocolate. - Derrick
Sounds tasty! - LB's never Kippled
You can always make another one... - Julian
... or top with Nutella later. - Julian
I love you guys, but I will sanction any one of you who would get between me and this. - Ha3rvey (on hiatus)
Dave Roth
Bull City Burger and Brewery (4/5) - http://www.yelp.com/biz...
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"I love the idea of what Bull City Burger and Brewery is trying to do: socially conscious, locally sourced house-made (as much as possible) food and beer, in a non-generic, non-chain hip downtown…" - Dave Roth
Dave Roth
Bull City Burger and Brewery (4/5) - http://www.yelp.com/biz...
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"I love the idea of what Bull City Burger and Brewery is trying to do: socially conscious, locally sourced house-made (as much as possible) food and beer, in a non-generic, non-chain hip downtown…" - Dave Roth
Micah
What one photograph/image in the last 40 years has had the most impact (world-wide)?
When we tally the thread, I'll be curious to see whether pre-internet out-number internet era candidates or vise versa. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Thats a tough one... - Roberto Bonini
If I had to guess, I'd say the naked Vietnamese girl running from napalm. I think that photo turned public sentiment more than a lot of other memorable photos. - Bruce Lewis
What Bruce said. Or the buddhist monk setting himself on fire. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
I was going to go with the Vietnam shooting pic, but it was from 1968. :( (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...) - LB's never Kippled
Kim Phúc photo was taken 8 June 1972, so it qualifies. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Tank Man from Tiananmen Square. - NOT THE CRICKET
Interesting one, Jimminy, how would you describe its impact? - Micah
Afghan Girl https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikiped... orphaned/refugee from the Soviet occupation - sofarsoShawn
Kevin Carter's pic, which won him a Pulitzer Prize and later drove him to suicide is a compelling one to me: http://iconicphotos.wordpress.com/2009... - Derrick
Oh, wow, Derrick. :( - LB's never Kippled
Wow D, I had never seen that shot or heard that story. - SAM
Wow, I have a vague-to-no recollection of that Carter photo, and I certainly didn't know the back story at all. - Micah
Kevin Carter's photo was powerful. I'll pick Steve McCurry's Afghan Girl as a not-in-the-same-league-at-all option. - Mark H
I'd never seen that photo before either. Heartbreaking. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Link (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... ) for the Vietnam / Kim Phúc photo Bruce brought up. - Micah
Another one: John Kennedy Jr. saluting his father's coffin. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Kevin, this one, right: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - Micah
Random fact: the wikipedian user who uploaded that JFC photo has made 11,000 edit on wikipedia. - Micah
But the Kennedy one is too old for this thread. It's certainly iconic, though. - LB's never Kippled
Also semi-random... I started going through the posts on the Iconic Photos blog and came across this: http://iconicphotos.wordpress.com/2011... - John (bird whisperer)
LB is correct of course, that JFK photo was 1963. - Micah
Stupid math. ;) - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
First thing that jumped to mind was the Phuc photo Bruce brought up - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Kevin, holy—it's like a tableau. - Micah
Every one i would have listed has already been mentioned. Monk in fire wouldve been at the top of the list.... - Roberto Bonini
Self-immolating monk photo link (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... ) Bruce brought up. - Micah
I've been thinking of another Vietnam era photo all week, for obvious reasons: Eddie Adams' photo of General Nguyễn Ngọc Loan executing Nguyễn Văn Lém in the streets of Saigon. *edit* already mentioned, I see *further edit* and my math sucks, as I would have seen via LB if I had read through first. - Michael W. May
Nixon waving goodbye as he's about get on Marine One for the last time. http://mediamythalert.wordpress.com/2010... - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Series of Nixon waving goodbye photos: http://www.gettyimages.ca/detail... - Micah
Micah, I don't know. Of course, I also don't really see the impact of any of the others, except for maybe the Carter image. So I was just going with one that is memorable, besides the self-immolating monk. If I had to describe it though, it would be to show that an individual can halt even powers that seem unstoppable, if facing them without fear. - NOT THE CRICKET
Certainly lots of compelling work. There's a book out now about Kevin Carter that I'd like to read. - Derrick
Jimminy, here's a documentary on a blog post entitled, "Tank Man - The photo that changed china and the world": http://righthandclips.blogspot.com/2008... - Micah
Micah, sadly, looks like it's going to disappear. :( - NOT THE CRICKET
google video, yeah. - Micah
I like the one of the cute little girl standing in front of the burning house. - Dave Roth
Yup, that's the one. Changed my life. - Dave Roth
Robert Sanzalone
A death foretold: Burnaby blogger announces his own death | Vancouver sun - http://www.vancouversun.com/news...
I followed Derek's blog for years, hopeful that somehow he'd beat his cancer. RIP @penmachine - Dave Roth
(Curtis) Alan Jackson
Pancakes. Do you cut as you go or do you cut them all up at one time?
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All at once. Got it from my dad. - Derrick
As I go. The rest of my family does it all at once. I suspect my way is more efficient. - Ha3rvey (on hiatus)
As I go. - Spidra Webster
As I go. - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
as I go - Janet
For Jake I cut a bunch up, for myself I cut as I go. - Just Mrs. V
I feel like a unicorn. :( - Derrick
It depends: if I know I'm going to eat them all then I cut as I go. Else I pull each one off to the side and cut one by one. :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
As I go. - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
all at one time for the child, as I go for myself - Mr. The Jason Fleming
Cut them first. - AJ Batac
As I go. - Rochelle
All at once. Much more fun to easy them that way. - #cryptic from FFHound(roid)!
As I go, in case I don't finish and may want to eat them later (or gift them to someone else in the house). - Hookuh Tinypants
As I go. - Alex Scrivener
all at one time, though this is a fairly recent development. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
It depends. Out at a restaurant, mostly cut as I go. At home, where I'm likely to be eating them on the sofa with a dog in my lap, I cut all at once in the kitchen before sitting down. (And Derrick, you'd be a fabulous unicorn.) - LB's never Kippled
I mix it up. - Michael W. May
Definitely cut as I go. But, the part I'm curious about is how you prepare them. Butter? Syrup? How long do you let 'em soak? If they accompany eggs and stuff, I butter them, pour on the syrup, and let them soak whilst I eat the rest of the meal... - Lisa L. Seifert
I've never had stack of pancakes, I put them on my plate one at a time. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Confession: sometimes I wrap mine around a sausage to eat them. Pause. - Ha3rvey (on hiatus)
I cut as I go. mmm. - Monique the crochet freak
Thanks, LB. Don't mind me, I'm just watching Ha3rvey. - Derrick
cut? i roll them up and make pancake burritos with an assortment of fillings, :/ - chaz2b
*squinty eye* @ 3/D. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson from FFHound!
all at once. waffles too. - chrisofspades
As I go. They are getting colder every second, why not maximize early mover advantage - after the beginning bites, the law of diminishing returns kicks in hard anyway. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
As I go. Scott pre-cuts his, but he adds syrup as he goes. - Ordinarybug Heather
I dunno. They're never on my plate long enough to tell. - Steven Perez
I cut as I go (usually with the fork rather than the knife). - John (bird whisperer)
As I go :) - Tamara J. B.
As I go, one piece at a time, just like steak. - Dave Roth
As I go... but, I save the center for last. I love the fluffy. - Yolanda
John--me too. The side edge of the fork is my favourite knife. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Neither. I only eat bite-sized silver dollar pancakes. They don't need cutting. - April Russo
I have to admit that this isn't my picture. I had gobbled mine up before I thought about the question. I had started with cutting as I went but finished the second half by cutting the rest up. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
LOL [inappropriate comment redacted] - holly #ravingfangirl
It was the word "gobbled", wasn't it, holly? - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
hehehe NOPE. - holly #ravingfangirl
Oh...THAT. :P - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
now I want pancakes. With real maple syrup. - scherbi: bottom dweller from Android
AIG - CarlC
Victor Ganata
Does it seem to anyone else that the massive disaster in the South is hardly getting any coverage in the news? I seriously cannot believe how many people have been killed. Is it because the area is so devastated, no news is getting out?
I suspect if the news doesn't affect New York or California, it often does not get the attention it deserves. - Dave Roth
There are bigger issues right now. For example, the need for authentication of Obama's BC, the Royal Wedding, and gas prices. - NOT THE CRICKET
it's the "flyover state" mentality in the left and right coasts coupled with the disdain they have for the south in general. so much for "if it bleeds it leads", eh? - Big Joe Silence
PLENTY of fscking royal wedding coverage, tho! - Big Joe Silence
@Victor - as someone in the tornadoed area, yep. Although all anyone on campus is talking about is either (1) lack of power and tornado or (2) Royal wedding. - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
It got plenty of coverage in the Canadian press, being one of the top stories on the 6:00 news for the past few days - DJF
Rude Pundit's blog entry today is spot-on. *nod* http://rudepundit.blogspot.com/2011... - Prosey BUTTONS!
I am in the Royal wedding country, yes there is very little news about the disaster and I only know about it because I have 1000+ feeds in my Google Reader. Somebody else decided what it is important for me to know. Princes getting married. Bread and circuses forever. - M F
Scoble, Alex Scoble
The Hillsboro board of education apparently argued for two hours last night on whether or not to call the winter break "Christmas break" or "Winter break". Two hours...meanwhile they still don't have a contract with the teachers.
o_O - Steven Perez
this is where political correctness gets you - Jeff (Team マクダジ )
This is where political correctness can get you, it doesn't have to be this way though. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Solstice break or nothing!!! - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
*sides with Joe* - Soup in a TARDIS
Meh, teachers don't need no stinkin' contract. - Dave Roth
Yeah, honestly what service do they provide? Educating the younger generation bah! That's no way to see our "Idiocracy" future. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Wow - Shevonne
I can fix this right now, call it "Break" - Heather
Nice, Otto. That's a very interesting link. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Jesus weeps. I do, too. - Ordinarybug Heather
Micah
Laser eye surgery: Yea or Nay?
Yes. - Kristin
Did it. - Tinfoil 2.0
no thanks. - Big Joe Silence
Everyone I know who had laser surgery eventually had to get glasses. - Christopher Galtenberg
I wanted it to be yay but I got evaluated and I'm not an eligible candidate. :( So nay. - Rochelle
CG, I haven't needed a prescription since I got Lasik many years ago. - Tinfoil 2.0
Anyone know what the average degradation back to pre-surgery vision timelapse is? - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Micah, does it really work like that on average? From people I know, the distance vision remains good, but close vision degrades with age which is a separate issue from laser surgery. - Tinfoil 2.0
I always think of that episode of The Simpsons where Homer gets laser eye surgery. - Julian
No thanks. - Steele Lawman
I only really need my glasses to read or see the computer after a long while when my eyes get tired. I don't think that really warrants LES. Funny enough, my distance is better than 20/20. Nature's cruel joke. - Derrick
Lasik only corrects current vision. It can't prevent your eyes from aging, which means there is a possibility that you will still need reading glasses as you get older. My doctor said that was the only decrease in post-surgery vision to expect. I had Lasik almost 3 years ago and went from -4.5 rx to 20/15 vision. It was the best money I have ever spent. - Kristin
I had mine somewhere around 15 years ago, and my distance vision is still crisp. I had Lasik early, when most people were still getting PRK. - Tinfoil 2.0
I was under the wrong impression, thanks. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Maybe, but I've astigmatism, so higher risk of complications, and those freak me out. - sofarsoShawn
yay - AJ Batac
I want it, but I still know too many people who have had problems because of it, and I just can't risk it. :) - Rachel Lea Fox
Without the benefit of hindsight (heh), I might not do it again. I'm more risk averse with my eyes these days than I was in my carefree years. But then I was so tired of the contacts routine, even with the disposables that I'd wear for a week solid. - Tinfoil 2.0
Yep; someday. - Jenny from Android
My eyes are too near sighted so no for me and my doc told me I'd need readers anyway because i have bi-focals now. So even if I could... I dunno. - WarLord
Who wouldn't want laser eyes? PEW! PEW! PEW! - MoTO: #TeamMarina
I already wear trifocals and have a cataract. I still squick at the thought of anything aimed at my eye. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Yes...super happy I had it done - Tamara, #TeamMarina
yes. best return for all the dollars! - Lnorigb
no, other than my errant vision, light induces migraines, and i wear shaded glasses to help with that, :( - chaz2b
Do Eet! - chrisofspades
Hell yes. Six years now, no regrets. - Dave Roth
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Everything here is exactly me. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
heh... it does seem familiar - Michael W. May
The author nailed it, imho. - Dave Roth
Yes! It's like he's in my head! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I've taken tests... I think if I remember I'm about 85% introvert. :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
LANjackal
"A government that is broke should not be in the business of funding a left-wing playground."" - LANjackal from Bookmarklet
NPR is one of the few institutions in American life that I am still proud of. It produces more intelligent conversation in an hour of programming than Fox News is able to generate in a year. It is head and shoulders above all the cable TV news outlets in terms of creating meaningful content. Most of the same lunkheads who want to cut funding for NPR have been enthusiastic about dumping *trillions* of dollars down the drain in Iraq and Afghanistan. - Sean McBride
NPR isn't left leaning. It's intellectual, which nowadays means anti-right wing. Didn't used to be so, but many in the right wing are very anti-smart folks. - iTad
The thing about NPR is that they go out of their way to present both sides of any issue. The thing about most Republicans these day is that they don't believe that there is another side to any issue. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
The contemporary American right-wing is anti-science, anti-education, anti-intelligence, etc. That is why they hate NPR with a passion. They hate anyone who is smarter or better educated than they are. They basically have the mentality of the vicious cretins from Deliverance. - Sean McBride
There's plenty of proof and evidence NPR leans way to the left. I don't expect anyone here to understand that as they spend all their time obsessing with Fox News. NPR can do fine on its own with Soros funds, and we can't afford it anymore. - Spencer
I offer Spencer as exhibit A in support of the above characterization of the anti-NPR crowd -- browse his archives. - Sean McBride
You are not one to talk lefty. - Spencer
Since MVB isn't here to defend the right, I shall do it for him by proxy: YOU FREAKING COMMIES MAKE ME SICK, I'M NOT HERE TO BANKROLL YOUR IDIOTIC RADIO BABBLE - Mike Nayyar
I think Spencer is using Beckian Logic. - iTad
Very glad I don't have to interact with Rene the socialist. Perfect example of people living in leftist land. - Spencer
Spencer, you're just. flat. wrong. During the latter years of the Bush Administration, they appointed an arch conservative to run CPB. He undertook a study to "prove" the left-wing bias of NPR. He couldn't. Because it's not true. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
MVB was reasonable on certain topics, I'll give him that. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Federal funding of NPR is unnecessary. If it's worthwhile, it'll continue to exist. - Dave Roth
I am not a "leftist" -- quite the contrary: I lean strongly towards the libertarian side of the political spectrum. I listen to NPR on a regular basis because it is by far the best source of *objective* facts and analysis in the American broadcast media. No screaming, no ranting, just a calm stream of careful and *well-informed* thinking by the best minds in America. No other broadcast... more... - Sean McBride
I know enough about Spencer by now to know that words in general and their definitions (more words) are a mysterious blur to him -- not worth the effort to try to explain to him. He gets by in political discussions on a few simple slogans -- a very typical tea partier. Discourse like that favored by NPR drives them absolutely nuts -- who do they think they are using all those big words? We've got to shut them up. - Sean McBride
Smart people admire people who are smarter than they are and try to learn from them. Dull people resent people who are smarter than they are and try to destroy them. Pro-NPR folks tend to belong to the first group; anti-NPR folks to the latter. - Sean McBride
There are fans of NPR who want it defunded. http://reason.com/archive... - Alex Scrivener
"Today, there is a multitude of electronic means in which people may enrich their spirits. Public affairs programming has never been easier to find. Cultural fare is available in wild profusion. Americans who once had to rely on local outlets for news and entertainment can tap a vast array of sources from all over the world. Your spirit can feast to the point of gluttony. Amid all these... more... - Alex Scrivener
There is nothing remotely like NPR out there in terms of programming quality. Don't mess with it. It's one of the few institutions left in which Americans can be justifiably proud. - Sean McBride
NPR the organization wouldn't necessarily be hurt all that much by defunding. NPR is doing quite well financially from what I've seen and heard. It's the local public radio stations who will be hurt tremendously if these severe funding cuts are approved. Massive amounts of most stations annual budgets come from federal money. Without that stations in a lot of areas would have to close... more... - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Brian Sullivan
Like I am gonna follow this guy? http://friendfeed.com/nileear...
WTF is up with that? - Brian Sullivan
LMAO Oh, man. - Anika
Wow - Just Mrs. V
I had real doubts about even letting him subscribe to me. Looks like they were justified. - Ha3rvey (on hiatus)
I gotta reshare this one. I'm still laughing. - Anika
He has almost 500 followers though so maybe I should reconsider? ;-) - Brian Sullivan
My first block. - Dave Roth
He has 13000 Twitter followers! - Brian Sullivan
Daniel
Narcocorridos: Music to Mexican Drug Lords' Ears: Wired introduces you to five artists who specialize in the wei... http://www.wired.com/magazin...
So that one episode of "Breaking Bad" that started with narcocorridos makes a lot more sense now. - Dave Roth
edythe
NFL could face a turning point because of Dave Duerson's suicide - latimes.com - http://www.latimes.com/sports...
NFL could face a turning point because of Dave Duerson's suicide - latimes.com
"Former Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson killed himself last week and asked that his brain be studied. If researchers find evidence of a chronic condition, it'll be up to the NFL to take immediate action on head injuries." - edythe from Bookmarklet
"He is the former Chicago Bears safety, most notably with the 1985 Super Bowl champs, and a businessman who grew a food company into a multimillion-dollar success. He had 11 years in the NFL and was selected to four Pro Bowls. In other words, Duerson was more than just another guy. Thursday, Duerson shot himself to death in his home in Florida. He was 50." - edythe
"It took a day or so for the official word that it was suicide. It took another day or so for the real shocker to be revealed." - edythe
"He shot himself in the heart, not the head. He did so, it became obvious, because he had left a request with relatives that he wanted his brain tissues examined. Word now is that that will be done at the Boston University Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy." - edythe
"Determining the presence of CTE can be done only on a deceased brain. So Duerson gave his to medical science in the only way he could right now. It is a story of unimaginable tragedy and incredible significance. If you are NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and you hear about Duerson, you want to lock yourself in a room for a couple of hours and alternately scream and cry." - edythe
How sad. :( - Derrick
"Goodell has finally begun to address the issue of head injuries and their lasting effect on NFL players. It has been there for years, and been repeatedly sidestepped as the league flourished and got filthy rich." - edythe
"This 2010 season was the year of concussion awareness. To his credit, Goodell made it so. Spectacular hits, the kind that leave TV sports directors drooling and recipient players concussed, were penalized. The climate was altered. Players knew that, although horrible, spearing, head-first hits would get them on "SportsCenter," they also would lighten their wallets." - edythe
"Now, Duerson has raised the stakes. He has apparently martyred himself for a cause. And if he properly identified his symptoms, and the Boston University doctors confirm this in the next several months, no amount of rationalizing or perseveration on head-injury issues — past or present — will be acceptable. " - edythe
If Goodell actually cared about the lasting effects of head injuries on NFL players, he wouldn't dare threaten to cut off the sorry healthcare they provide to retired players. - kendrak
yes, derrick, it is very sad. - edythe
kendra, it sounds like if he really doesn't care now he will be forced to. - edythe
and that picture of him--he looks like a very sweet man. [Duerson, i mean.] - edythe
a good college friend who played football always seemed to be in great pain... both during and after college. every now and then he made a remark that hinted at this kind of thing... - edythe
"Football is not just played in the NFL. High schools ought to be concerned. Certainly colleges. But this one belongs to Goodell and the NFL. Duerson was most recently theirs and probably most affected on NFL time. That makes this the NFL's disaster." - edythe
"Plus, the NFL is the 500-pound gorilla in sports. It has Super Bowls and Black Eyed Peas at halftime and companies falling all over themselves to spend millions of dollars for a 30-second commercial. It has the financial wherewithal, and because of its size, the moral obligation, to act." - edythe
Wow, hopefully his sacrifice will create the change he was hoping for. - Todd Hoff
I just posted this. Didn't realize you already had. Whoops! So sad. I'm no defender of American football but it pisses me off when people from countries with rugby make fun of American football because of all the padding. Fuck yeah, they're padded! And even that isn't enough. - Spidra Webster
Actually, Spidra, I've heard that padding is part of the problem. Because players feel more secure with all the padding, they hit harder, and they are more likely to hit each other in the head. - Jeanine W. from iPhone
I think players' attitudes are the problem there. - Spidra Webster
I'm with the folks who can't see how Goodell can reconcile concern for player health with a push to lengthen the season to 18 games. - Andrew C (✔)
Money! The sad thing is that Duerson wasn't the first and probably won't be the last player to take his life like this due to brain injuries. Goodell is all about making money for the league and the owners and a small percentage of the players. Unfortunately the players (other than QBs) who are taking the brunt of the head injuries are paid less and there's not much long-term care in... more... - kendrak
High school football kills or paralyzes multiple teenagers every year, but there's never any discussion of banning it. Why? - Dave Roth
dave roth, this may be the beginning of a real movement towards that. - edythe
I hope we don't ban stuff just because it's dangerous. Make it safer. - Todd Hoff
They need to be consistent with the rules, and actually be serious about safety, rather than pay lip service to it. Hell, the NFL isn't even consistent with fines for bad hits. I agree though that they shouldn't ban the game, especially for kids. That's extreme. - kendrak
spidra, maybe i should say whoops! ;) you were first. :) it doesn't matter to me. - edythe
Fraser
RT @vdupre: Discovery channel using GetGlue as loyalty tool. On a specific date 50% of Twitter mentions came from GetGlue checkins #SMSS
Congrats, Adaptive Blue - Dave Roth
Paul Buchheit
My firewood house is now finished!
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Where are the walls? Where will the firewood hang the plasma TV? How are they going to entertain themselves? - April Buchheit
April wins. - Yolanda
Zillow says this is now worth $540k. - Stephen Mack
*dead* - Spidra Webster
Very nice. I have been thinking about building one myself. I just got a full cord of wood delivered today. I didn't think you had a wood stove though. Where are you burning this wood? - Robert Felty
Are you trying to skill up to compete in the next Survivor? - imabonehead
wonderful!!! :) - Marisa Puddu
Is the firewood upset that you made their house out of their dead relatives? - Dave Roth
The firewood house can be used as firewood! - Amit Patel
Wow. We just built ours. It is our driveway plus a blue tarp. - Laura Norvig
Rob, we have a firepit. You'all can hang out around it when you visit. It's really nice. - Paul Buchheit
Great one! - Wulfmansworld
Did you build it for only firewood? I can't imagine your house's size. How much money do you earn? :P - Emre Savaş
Yes, I built it. I also require my children to live there along with the firewood ;) - Paul Buchheit
Well, it is cute enough that I can totally imagine your kids *wanting* to play in it! - Laura Norvig
Emre: I don't know how cold it is where you live, but where I live the amount of firewood that fits in that house is only enough for recreational purposes. You could never go the whole winter on that much. - Gabe
Nice!! - Rachel Lea Fox
Gabe, this explanation is much better than Paul's comment :) by the way I'm living in Istanbul. - Emre Savaş
Is this a 20% project? :) - Jemm
Size-wise, that is not a very big wood pile. Our wood pile in Indiana was probably 10 times that. Clare's grandpa in upstate New York usually has about 10 cords around. He goes through about 3 cords each year. (1 cord ~ 4 cubic meters) - Robert Felty
Rob: Here's my father-in-law's wood holder. It has a tarp "house" built around it with PVC pipe that's not pictured: http://www.flickr.com/photos... - Gabe
Order some rounds delivered to your house. Get a splitting maul. Splitting wood is good therapy and excellent exercise. Firewood is a happy by-product - Hayes Haugen
Rob, the PVC tarp house is nice because my Dad can take it down during the summer. As he only needs to keep the wood dry in the winter when we make fires. - Maggie
A wooden house holding wood that's headed for destruction by combustion. It's a plant version of Animal Farm. - Sue - Friendfeed is best
Finally! A Bay Area house I can afford! - Spidra Webster
Derrick
Falling in love with Sharpie pens. That is all.
Have you tried the sharpie liquid pencil yet? - Rachel Walden
Have you tried one in each nostril? It's life changing. - Steve C Team Marina
Dude. Aren't they just the best? <3 - LB's never Kippled
The pens are so good that I don't care if one explodes in my bag - that is good. - Liza + = ?
My only complaint about the Sharpie pens is that I wish they had a slightly larger barrel diameter, and maybe a grippy bit for better traction. - Dave Roth
Tiffany, I haven't tried them yet myself. - Rachel Walden
Anthony Citrano
Twilight Landing At LAX (Cockpit View) - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Twilight Landing At LAX (Cockpit View)
Play
Oh. From the thumbnail, I thought it was that mid-80s HBO bit they'd play before movies. - Akiva
I saw the making of that, Akiva. It's weird, the entire thing's a model. - Andy Bakun
Very cool! - Jeff P. Henderson
I wish commercial flights would show this view on the cabin screens. Far, far more interesting than looking out a side window. . . if you have one. - Dave Roth
Derrick
Lessons Linger 25 Years After Challenger Tragedy - http://www.npr.org/2011...
Lessons Linger 25 Years After Challenger Tragedy
"Twenty-five years ago, an event occurred that is seared into the memory of most Americans: About a minute after liftoff, the space shuttle Challenger blew apart, killing all aboard, including teacher-astronaut Christa McAuliffe. The day started off innocently enough. It was unusually cold in Florida that day, but NASA managers decided to attempt a launch anyway. As a subsequent investigation made clear, the cold temperature made O-rings, which were intended to contain hot gases, fail on the solid rocket boosters." - Derrick from Bookmarklet
Do you remember where you were? I was in the eighth grade and was walking in between classes to watch the launch on a TV rolled into class from the A/V room. One of our science teachers was a finalist and was in Florida watching it in person. - Derrick
I remember thinking 'this can't be good' when the tv cut to a news report about the shuttle launch. - Pete
All three of our sixth grade classrooms were crammed into one to watch the launch live. - Kirsten
i was a senior in HS. my former Spanish class teacher was also a finalist and she was losing her shit. they never rolled in the TVs at our school. - Big Joe Silence
I do too. I was in 7th grade and our teachers had an inservice day - so we were home, both my older brothers and my younger brother (who was just 4 at the time). We'd hadn't paid attention to the launch, but then my grandmother called and told my mother about it and she turned on the television. I also remember, as a senior in high school, a student from the university came and had us... more... - ellbeecee
come to think of it, i was skipping classes that morning cos i'm pretty sure i saw it happen live on TV. i went in after lunch and everyone was (understandably) freaked out. - Big Joe Silence
I was a senior in college. Someone told me on an elevator between classes. I came home and glued myself to the little 13" TV in my room for the next day. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
I was in college, working as a teaching assistant at a private school . The teacher brought a TV in and had the children watch and discuss. - #cryptic
I was in Germany. Just finished watching a movie on video, and AFN (Armed Forces Network) was showing the coverage from Peter Jennings of ABC News. It was already past 6PM for me, but I was just stunned. - Eric - Regulate
I was in third grade (in Canada), and I think I heard about it on the news that night. I remember feeling sad, but not much else. - Marianne
I was in college, freshman year, I think. I was walking back to the dorm, and my roommate stopped me on the sidewalk and asked me if I had seen it. He said, "Dude, that m-f BLEW UP!" He was laughing. I wanted to punch him in the throat. - Ha3rvey (on hiatus)
I was in grad school, in class (Advanced Dynamics, I think) when one of the TA's poked his head in at the end of class and said, "Challenger just blew up on launch" He was a known prankster so everybody ignore him initially. I walked around to the computer lab where I worked where a bunch of people were crowded around a TV. Everybody was just stunned. - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
I was in 2nd grade and remember hearing about it. I also recall that prior to the explosion I think we were teasing a classmate, but I don't remember about what. I also remember in middle school finding copies of newsweek and other journals from that week after in the art classroom, and saving them. - Sir Shuping is just sir
My earliest memory of watching TV. - Julian
I was a senior in high school in the Netherlands (DoD school) - one of the other kids came running in with the news and then the principal confirmed it over the PA. The day was pretty much shot after that, as we all congregated where the radios were to listen to whatever coverage we could get from AFN. - Ruth Kneale
Strangely enough, it was through the investigation that I first heard of a brilliant physicist named Dr. Richard Feynman. http://www.youtube.com/watch... - Dan: Bibrarian
I was doing an internship in Toronto. That was an eventful semester: I also experienced my first earthquake. - DJF from Android
A friend of mine was in the area and went to watch it the day before, but it got rescheduled. (She got me a Challenger t-shirt.) The next day, she couldn't go to the launch, but she pulled the car over and watched it from the road. - bentley
I remember that oh so well. - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
I was in Elementary school and saw it live in class. - Rodfather
Seriously? That must have freaked a lot of kids out. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Yeah, I was watching it live, too. My folks had one of the big giant satellite dishes, so I think we had a more "raw" feed of it. The "Um, that doesn't look right" factor was much more obvious to us. It was awful. - Ordinarybug Heather
I was working as the lone sonographer in a hospital that had just placed tv's in the main waiting room. The entire imaging department was glued to that 13" tv. - Janet
10th grade. Our sick minds immediately started mentally nominating several of our teachers to be the second teacher in space. - Dave Roth
I still get a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach when I see this image. RIP brave souls! - Ken Gidley
Really interesting interview on Story Corps with brother of one of the astronauts on board, Ron McNair. Not a good image of librarians, though: http://www.npr.org/2011... - Anne Graham
Middle school social studies/English block. The principal came over the PA and made the announcement and one of my teachers started crying. Everyone else just sat there in stunned silence. - Elena
Kevin L
Jandy's thread on English made me think of a question I used to pose to people years ago: would you rather be able to speak, read, and write every language like your mother tongue, or be able to play any song on any instrument?
I'll take rock star for $1 million, Kevin - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Music. You don't need anybody else to enjoy that, though when you want to share with others, you can. - Dave Roth
Language, i can finally understand what's going on in all these countries I get to visit. - Steve C Team Marina
I think I ask this because I've never been able to pick one over the other. - Kevin L
Language. - Mark H
language - Maitani
Language for me, for sure. I would LOVE to be able to read literature from other countries without relying on (almost always inadequate) translations. - Jandy
Language - Rodfather
Language - Victor Ganata
Language for sure! - Paulette
language - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
I'll take the music. I don't want to talk to most people in the languages I understand. - Anika from Android
I'd probably take the music. I mean, any song on any instrument? Heck yeah. - Ha3rvey (on hiatus)
How about playing blues piano with a side of french - WarLord
Music. - SAM
Language, no doubt. - Trish R
Scoble, Alex Scoble
After having an iPad for a month, my dad's biggest complaint about it is the soft keyboard. Big shocker there. #SoftKeyboardsSuck
This doesn't surprise me at all for someone who's been using tactile keyboards for years. So much precision is lost when moving to a soft keyboard since there's no tactility there. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
My dad still pounds any keyboard he uses like it's his manual typewriter from back in college in 1960. - Dave Roth
I'm faster on a soft keyboard than a physical one. Add to that the predictive text and I prefer writing on my iPad - Johnny
And then there's Johnny. :) - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Actually, my mum has been using my iPad and she is almost as fast as her keyboard at work. The problem isn't with the keyboard, it's with the skill of the typist. You are still putting your fingers in the same spot - Johnny
No, the problem is with the keyboard. With a real keyboard I can feel where my fingers need to go. With a soft keyboard I have to look at what I'm typing. This slows me down considerably. There's no way that I'd ever be a 70WPM typer on a soft keyboard. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Oh and I hate, HATE!, predictive typing. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
See my previous comment. User suckage doesn't mean product failure :P - Johnny
Product failure doesn't mean user suckage. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Apple sells a wireless keyboard for it. :) - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I'm pretty good with the iPad keyboard. I get into more trouble because my nails are too long and it doesn't register the touch when I go too fast - if I'd cut my nails, I'd be fine. :) - Jandy
Eric - Regulate
Taco Bell sued: Lawsuit filed in beef over Taco Bell 'meat' - http://www.latimes.com/news...
"The class-action suit, which does not ask for money, objects to Taco Bell calling its products "seasoned ground beef or seasoned beef, when in fact a substantial amount of the filling contains substances other than beef." It says Taco Bell's ground beef is made of such components as water, isolated oat product, wheat oats, soy lecithin, maltodextrin, anti-dusting agent, autolyzed yeast extract, modified corn starch and sodium phosphate, as well as some beef and seasonings. Just 35 percent of the taco filling was a solid, and just 15 percent overall was protein, said attorney W. Daniel "Dee" Miles III of the Montgomery, Ala., law firm Beasley Allen, which filed the suit." - Eric - Regulate from Bookmarklet
This mock beef actually sounds like it's probably healthier than real meat. - Dave Roth
Yes, anti-dusting agent screams "healthy to eat". - Eric - Regulate
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