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Karina has gone from no final consonants ("boo" for "book") to REALLY PRONOUNCED ones, so she says "boo-KUH". I guess we’re getting there?
Pizza Hut Korea Introduces Surf 'n' Turf Pizza With Apple Turnover Crust - Eater -
Pizza Hut Korea Introduces Surf 'n' Turf Pizza With Apple Turnover Crust - Eater
For those w/no time to eat a full 3-course meal. =p - rönin from Bookmarklet
ಠ_ಠ - Andrew C (✔)
What? There are places to go, things to do. Who's got time for eating? =) - rönin
eeewww! - grizabella
Barbie in form of the goddess Kali, presented at the exhibition 'Barbie: The Plastic Religion' in Buenos Aires, has angered (some) Hindus. -
Barbie in form of the goddess Kali, presented at the exhibition 'Barbie: The Plastic Religion' in Buenos Aires, has angered (some) Hindus.
"Hindus welcome the art world to immerse in Hinduism but taking it seriously and respectfully and not for refashioning Hinduism concepts and symbols for personal agendas. Barbie-fication of Kali is simply improper, wrong and out of place", said Rajan Zed, a notable interfaith leader. - centralasian from Bookmarklet
"The depiction of Barbie and Ken as the Virgin Mary and a crucified Jesus Christ and other saints also drew sharp comments". - centralasian
Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman-Hughes, 1972 and 2014
The other night, the hotel we were in had "Gluten-Free Vegan Cake" for dessert. I wonder if the gluten-free vegans were fresh, or if they brought them in frozen. Either way, they made a pretty tasty cake.
Welcome to portland! ;) - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
Yup. It's amazing how many politically correct foods there are around here. It's kind of blowing my mind. Also, on a slightly different subject, Voodoo Doughnuts are works of art, but the one Blue Star donut I had was much tastier. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
YES. you learned the PDX doughnut truth. :) which did you have at Blue Star? - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
I'm not sure what it was called, but it had a super-dark chocolate glaze and crushed peanuts sprinkled on top. The chocolate glaze was amazing (might have had some sort of coffee/espresso in it, based on how bitter and magical it was). - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
RT @wbcenobyte: I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.
RT @wbcenobyte: I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.
I'm not buying any unless they're Fair Trade. :-) - bentley
Gender's just a social construct anyway. - Kirsten
Needs kale. - Catherine Pellegrino
don't you know sugar is poison? - Jenica
What about frosting? - Joe
Who said there was sugar in those? I'm sure it's agave nectar. - Catherine Pellegrino
I wonder if they're gluten-free. - Kirsten
you people complete me. - Big Joe Silence
THESE HUMANO-CENTRIC EMPTY CALORIES ARE EVERYTHING THAT'S WRONG WITH OUR SOCIETY. Also, $2.50 seems outrageous. I normally pay no more than $1.75 for my genderless gingerbread figures. Also, do these have nuts? I'm allergic. - Stephen Mack
I'll wait till they have ginger free version. - Me
Stephen, they're genderless. No nuts. - bentley
*rimshot* - Big Joe Silence
ahahahaha! sorry, i need caps to emphasize how ridiculous this is: AHAHAHAHAHA! - grizabella
Andrew C (✔)
Get some business done in person at the bank if you need to practice pretending to be patient.
Mary Carmen
New nephew today. Big baby: 7.5 pounds 20 inches.
Woot! congratulations :) - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
That's what Logan was! Congrats! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Melly - #TeamMarina
I just realised I've had my oven mitts longer than I've had my husband. No wonder they're looking worse for wear. #fb
And does your husband as well? - Uli
Put them both on EBAY and see if the used mitts or the used husband goes for more. - Steve C Team Marina
Melly - #TeamMarina
Josiah was yapping about Minecraft for ages, so now I'm making him read about gem stones and mining. #fairsfair #fb
Helen just goes for 'David, I am not interested.' As indeed do I at times. - Pete : Team Marina
That doesn't always stop Josiah! He tries, but 30 seconds later there is just "one more thing" he HAS to mention before he forgets ;o) - Melly - #TeamMarina
Maybe he can keep a Minecraft diary? - Pete : Team Marina
I allow David to talk about his games at length every so often, on the understanding this covers him for a while ;) - Pete : Team Marina
A diary is a good idea! I think he just needs a sounding board sometimes. Channeling his enthusiasm into reading today worked though, he was quite interested, and was particularly excited to learn about foolsgold. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Yeah, that sounds a good idea too :) - Pete : Team Marina
Have him learn about lasers and quantum tunneling next? - Mo Kargas
It also doubled as his homework reading - he's finished all the class readers so he can read whatever he wants now. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Lasers yes, I have no idea what quantum tunneling is so maybe I should read about that first? Or else I'll just tell him "Ask Mo" if he has questions. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Quantum tunneling is when Scott Bakula breaks into your house from beneath. - Pete : Team Marina
^ this guy. THIS GUY. LOL - Mo Kargas
That show was so good. - Melly - #TeamMarina
I see that Scott Bakula is in the latest NCIS spin off... - Pete : Team Marina
When they were little, I used to go for long walks with my nephews, one nephew at a time. Half the walk would be them telling me about whatever game they were playing. I just smiled and nodded through most of it. The rest of the walk, I had them actually have a conversation. :-) - bentley
When my mind (and patience!) is up to it, I like to ask him questions about the game, or get him to expand on a concept he's been considering. I don't understand it, and I'm honestly not interested, but I know how important it is for children to be listened to, and I remember how good it felt when I was a kid and an adult took an interest (however feigned!) in something that was exciting to me. - Melly - #TeamMarina
But are you smiling, Pete? - bentley
I should think not ;) - Pete : Team Marina
Here's Why Facebook Never Created a 'Dislike' Button | Adweek -
Here's Why Facebook Never Created a 'Dislike' Button | Adweek
"In an interview with the creator of the Like button, former Facebook CTO Bret Taylor (who these days runs mobile app Quip), TechRadar reports that a Dislike button was often discussed but consistently scrapped because "the negativity of that button has a lot of unfortunate consequences." While the Like button was born largely to unclutter feeds riddled with positive one-word comments like "wow" and "cool," Taylor says, Facebook felt that it was actually better to corner the more negative users into leaving a comment explaining their opinions. "I have the feeling that if there were to be a 'Dislike' button is that you would end up with these really negative social aspects to it," Taylor says. "If you want to dislike something, you should probably write a comment, because there's probably a word for what you want to say."" - Jessie from Bookmarklet
That Bret guy, not half bad. - Steve C Team Marina
He's good with a quip. - Todd Hoff
There may not be a dislike button, but you can always leave this in a comment: 👎 - April Russo
Bruce Lewis
Zipline Challenge Course -
Louis Gray wanted me to take part in a challenge today. Am I doing it right? - Bruce Lewis
Perfect. - Louis Gray
Melly - #TeamMarina
My niece wants to be a film & tv makeup artist - I think she's on the right track!
"Is your name not Bruise? That's going to cause a little confusion. Mind if we call you Bruise to keep it clear?" - Spidra Webster
Todd Hoff
When people say personal cloud, this is the image I have in my mind...
Relatively secure... - Julian
I was just telling Eivind that I feel like Pigpen before I take a shower! - Jenny H. from Android
If only we could wash away our personal clouds so easily! - Todd Hoff
Our unique 'microbial aura' travels with us wherever we go - PRI :D - Victor Ganata
Nice! - Todd Hoff
I think of the jinx guy in Lil Abner. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Yvonne Renee
I can now add Goat Wrestler to my resume. These guys were in it to win it! - Happy Hollow Park & Zoo
There are six of them. Five are parents. They are discussing how weaponized ebola is being used to scare the public into accepting "the vaccine agenda" so the government can control black people and other groups through vaccines that aren't what the doctors say they are. Oh, and it's already being done, with the flu vaccine.
These people have children :-( - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Yikes! - Anne Bouey
Oh great, guess who just got his flu vaccine today. - Steele Lawman
Good grief. As a Bay Area scientist I follow on Twitter said: RT @mbeisen if you really want to protect Americans from viral infections, ban travel to highly unvaccinated Marin County, CA - Spidra Webster
The government's gonna mind control you in the mind, Steele! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I'd like to see those unvaccinated Marinites quarantined, actually, throughout the entire school year. Dipshits. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
BBC News - Paralysed man walks again after cell transplant -
BBC News - Paralysed man walks again after cell transplant
"A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
Wow just wow You have no idea how this affects someone with IBM Maybe cell transplantation...... - WarLord
Spidra Webster
No One's Buying iPads Because iPads Are Forever -
No One's Buying iPads Because iPads Are Forever
"Today, Apple trotted out its quarterly earnings, as public companies will do. Massive revenue! iPhone sales up! Mac sales up! iPad sales… well. Okay, so not everything was a hit. But don't confuse Apple's declining tablet sales with the vanishing of the iPad. Tablets aren't dying; they just live forever. It's not that Apple's not selling any iPads at all; it still moved 12.3 million tablets over the summer. But that's down 13 percent from a year ago, an opposite trajectory to the growth that the iPhone and Mac lines experienced in the same time. It's caused a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth among Apple observers™—what a job description!—but it doesn't mean that tablets in general or the iPad in specific are over. Here's the iPad's real growth problem: If you bought one in the last two and a half years, you have no reason buy another one. None whatsoever. Does your iPad have a Retina display? Good. You can replace it when you accidentally drop it in the toilet, and no sooner.... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
I have to say I don't feel I've outgrown my iPad 2 yet. If I had a good income, I'd get a new iPad just to have something lighter with a better camera and display, but I don't feel like I've outgrown my current one. Whereas I feel the "headroom" on my old Mac laptops all the time due to software bloat for basic web browsing stuff. - Spidra Webster
I kinda feel the storage restriction because games, esp, are really big space hogs. Also, I'm envious of the more powerful CPUs and GPUs, but high production value games aren't important enough on iPad to drive me (or most people, I'd think) to upgrade. - Andrew C (✔)
Yeah, I've only got one game (and it's an educational one). I also don't use my iPad for massive photo storage. - Spidra Webster
Victor Ganata
The Scary Ways Online Dating Can Go Wrong - ABC News
"Guys think they're so much safer and that they don't have to worry about security issues. But obviously, a woman in a chimney proves that wrong." - Victor Ganata
So how did the guy find out she was in the chimney? Wait, was this an instance of "THE CALL IS COMING FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE!"? - Corinne L
Stephan #TeamMarina
iOS 8 keyboard suggestions were getting more confusing by the day. After a dictionary reset we are now back to regular silly suggestions.
My iPad - still on iOS 7 for now - is getting out of control. It'll apply stupid and wrong grammar autocorrects to words _two words ago_, when my attention's moved on to the current word. - Andrew C (✔)
Does iOS 8 allow direct editing of the custom dictionary? Android has for a long time and I was really surprised that iOS 6 and 7 didn't. - Andrew C (✔)
Well, previous versions did allow a complete reset too. Sorry, I should have been more precise: does it allow a surgical, entry-by-entry editing of the custom dictionary? - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew: no, you don't have access to the dictionary. Just a reset option. I wish you could edit it. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Killer Aliens Are Pretty Darn Scary in Virtual Reality (Videos) | Re/code -
Killer Aliens Are Pretty Darn Scary in Virtual Reality (Videos) | Re/code
"Videos of people reacting to horror videogames are a dime a dozen in the world of “Let’s Play” videos online — because, let’s be honest, watching people get scared is pretty funny. This week, though, the genre got kicked up a notch thanks to virtual reality. Videos of people wearing the Oculus Rift while playing the new game Alien: Isolation, based on Ridley Scott’s 1979 film “Alien,” have begun to pop up on YouTube. How is this possible, you might ask, when a consumer launch date for the Rift hasn’t even been announced? Officially, it isn’t. Alien: Isolation’s developers, a British studio called Creative Assembly, demoed a small portion of the game at the Oculus booth at this year’s E3 gaming expo, to much acclaim. At the time, though, they said this was just a proof of concept and that the game would not launch with Oculus support. In the end, it appears the whole game is playable in virtual reality, requiring only a small and easy change to one file in the folder for the PC... more... - Me from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
Supreme Court Reopens Abortion Providers in Texas — For Now - Planned Parenthood Action Center -
Supreme Court Reopens Abortion Providers in Texas — For Now - Planned Parenthood Action Center
"The new Texas law imposes some of the worst targeted restrictions on abortion providers (TRAP), which place unreasonable requirements on health care centers. Here are the top three things you need to know about TRAP laws: Leaders in the anti-abortion movement have touted these laws as “safety” measures when they have nothing to do with improving the health of women — and everything to do with politics and restricting women’s access to abortion. An anti-abortion movement leader was even caught admitting that it’s about restricting access to abortion. There has been a traveling roadshow of dubious testimony in support of these laws in the courts. The medical community opposes TRAP laws because reproductive health care services are among the safest and mostly commonly sought forms of care in the United States. Data from the Centers for Disease Control show that abortion has over a 99% safety record. Leading women’s health providers confirm that abortion is safe, and that TRAP laws... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Steve C Team Marina
Was just discussing this with co-worker - I'm not allowed to go to Knotts Scary Farm (Halloweened out amusement park here in Oct) or similar Halloween scare the beejezus out of you places. My fight or flight instinct is set to fight so if something jumps out at me I punch it in the face then kick it in the balls then call its mother names.
The 16 year olds playing zombies for minimum wage probably deserve better than that. - Steve C Team Marina
I was nearly thrown out of Knotts Scary Farm years and years ago for inserting myself (and thus touching them) between a cast member and a little kid he was terrifying. - Soup in a TARDIS
Oh, Steve! I can just imagine this. Probably for the best that you don't go. XD - Spidra Webster
My friend got pulled off a hay ride accidentally once. Another time we were forced into the fun house after the hay ride and I crashed into 4 people when my flight instinct kicked in. I haven't gone back. - Heather
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
There are people who survived Ebola, right? Can we turn their antibodies (or whatever it's called) into a vaccine? #realquestion
Yes, "passive vaccine". - miki from Flucso
At least one of the nurses in Dallas has received a transfusion from a survivor: - MoTO: Team Marina
From what I understand, a vaccine is still a ways away. - MoTO: Team Marina
you can ask him, he works in us and he can answer! - fewdayslate
I think a number of Ebola patients have been treated that way. - John (bird whisperer)
The blood of these survivors, either thru transfusion or research, just may wind up saving thousands. That would be beautiful. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
^That's what I'm saying! :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
It's tricky because while antibodies have some protective effect against viruses, the part of the immune system that usually takes care viruses is cell-mediated immunity, and that's not really transfusable. I think it's still unclear just how protective anti-Ebola antibodies are. - Victor Ganata
I think I seriously didn't understand how immunity against viruses worked. Thanks, Victor! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Victor Ganata
Puppy-sized goliath spider assaults Harvard University entomologist - The Westside Story
Would you rather be assaulted by 100 spider-sized puppies or 100 puppy-sized spiders? - Spidra Webster
RT @theonion: After Careful Thought, Teen Applies To College Where Family Donated Building
RT @theonion: After Careful Thought, Teen Applies To College Where Family Donated Building
Steven Perez
Death Of Northern White Rhino Leaves Only Six Left In Existence via @climateprogress
Death Of Northern White Rhino Leaves Only Six Left In Existence via @climateprogress
Andrew C (✔)
A problem I have with Tinder is how it forces me to confront my own shallowness.
Steve C Team Marina
'Airbender' tax credit shows how far states will go to woo filmmakers - LA Times -
'Airbender' tax credit shows how far states will go to woo filmmakers - LA Times
"What happened next was not unlike the magic on screen. The visual effects were largely produced in San Francisco, but the film studio was given a tax credit as though they had been done in Pennsylvania. Citing "special circumstances," the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development granted Paramount a waiver that allowed the studio to claim a 25% tax credit on $29 million in visual effects work performed outside the state, according to a Nov. 12, 2008, letter to Paramount obtained by the Los Angeles Times in a public records request. The waiver saved the studio about $7 million. Or, put another way, it cost Pennsylvania that much in lost tax revenue." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
To woo any big business, really. The tax breaks system is like the credit based economy, imo. It snowballed and got all backwards. If all the tax breaks stopped, and everyone no matter the state had to do business on that same level, wouldn't we have fewer budget deficits? I seems likely. - Michael W. May
Yeah, this stuff is crazy. I really want to see film jobs stay in CA, but don't feel good about just getting into a race to the bottom with other states to see who can give away the most from the public coffers. To fucking corporations, too. - Spidra Webster
99.5% certainty that Violet will be moving in with my daddy in Folsom CA <3 <3
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