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Andrew C (✔)
How To Tell If You Are In A High Fantasy Novel -
"Someone is eating an apple mockingly." "Your full name has at least one apostrophe in it." "There are new ways in the land that threaten the Old Way. Your grandmother secretly practices the Old Way, as do all of the people of the hills. " - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
Amit Patel
Where would you post stats about how most people aren't on Google+? On Ello of course.
An excellent find, Amit. Golden. - Micah from FFHound!
To be fair, posting it on G+ would have significantly skewed the G+ numbers upwards. - Andrew C (✔)
Maybe that's why I'm (mildly) fond of G+ and its OA community: Like Friendfeed, it's small enough to not suffer from the Facebook/Twitter overload problem. As for Ello...what? - Walt Crawford
Where would you post about Ello saying most people aren't on Google+? FriendFeed of course. - Louis Gray
Of course. - Amit Patel
Andrew C (✔)
RT @zara_anna_: "how is that racist?" - ancient white proverb
holly #ravingfangirl
no, no they are not. #no RT @thekitchn: Stewed carrots are the new pulled pork:
no, no they are not. #no RT @thekitchn: Stewed carrots are the new pulled pork:
No. - Kristin
just stop. - holly #ravingfangirl
but seriously. NO. - holly #ravingfangirl
oh no - Meg VMeg
I hate cooked carrots. if these were on my plate, they would not get touched. ick. - ellbeecee
I don't mind cooked carrots, but this is just wrong. - holly #ravingfangirl
They're taking it too far, man. - Jenny H. from Android
And cauliflower is not the new rice. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
It so is not. All of it. - bentley
Cucumber is the new brisket. - Eivind
This needs Pete's Finger Of Stop It. - Catherine Pellegrino
you called? - Pete
Hi Pete's Finger! Time to lay down the law! - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
Corinne L
Stephen Mack is one cool dude. Helpful, funny, and kind.
he's aight - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Awwww, thank you! - Stephen Mack
Indeed. He's also one of the most interesting people I've ever met. - Jenny H. from Android
*blush* - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I haven't met him but I hear that when he smiles, birds break out in song. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
It's cos he carries bird seed with him. - Pete
He definitely has a big heart. A truly considerate and caring person. :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
The Other Yvonne
#ThrowOutThursday Lite. I got rid of a tea cup. Lol!
:) - Anne Bouey
I packaged up some old (but nice) clothes for GoodWill, but they're just in my car. - Jennifer Dittrich
I packaged up 3 trash bags of clothes, books and misc kitchen items to drop off at Goodwill tomorrow! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Good job guys! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Cooking With Kimchi - -
Cooking With Kimchi -
Cooking With Kimchi -
"It’s commonly used in traditional cuisine as a condiment or side dish with grilled foods (Korean barbecue), served with steamed rice for a humble meal or as an accompaniment to ramyun (Korean noodles), nibbled between slurps or added to the bowl for extra zest. Indeed, kimchi can perk up just about anything, even a plate of bacon and eggs. But to think of it merely as a condiment is a mistake. Kimchi is also a magic ingredient with many possibilities, and home cooks would do well to explore them. Adding it to soups, stews, noodles or rice dishes gives them more dimension. It’s like adding a layer of very flavorful vegetables." - rönin from Bookmarklet
As I mentioned yesterday, one of the most annoying things about this 'trend' is that there are several kimchi that are not cabbage or radish based. - Anika
Yeah, but cabbage and radish are by far the most popular. Even at Korean markets, the cucumber and other veggie kimchis are far in the minority compared to cabbage ones. - Andrew C (✔)
Kevin Fox
Meteor Crater in Arizona is, by convention, named for the nearest post office. The post office was, decades earlier, named after the crater.
It's like one of those time travel stories. "How did you know to do that?" "Because I had already done it." - bentley
Republicans Just Relaunched Their War on Obamacare. It Didn’t Go Well. via @slate
Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts quoted Yuval Levin’s criticism of the 40-hour change and noted the irony that Republicans were pushing a measure that would both raise the deficit and make more people reliant on Obamacare. “This bill is corporate welfare,” she said. “Big corporations would be able to cut their coverage, and taxpayers would get stuck with the tab. I’m against adding $53 billion to the deficit so corporations can push their responsibilities onto the government.” - WarLord
Mike Nencetti
I just posted something on Google Plus - I forgot It was still around.
My post sits there idle, unanswered. - Mike Nencetti
It's not dead, only sleeping. - Kevin Johnson
I supposedly have 1641 followers. someone must have seen that post - Mike Nencetti
I saw it! Here. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @gruber: Siri, Cortana, Google Voice, Alexa: all female voices here in the U.S. by default, and all but Google’s unnamed one have female names. Why?
I remember reading something about user-testing prerecorded messages (over phone lines?) and users preferring feminine-sounding voices, and I guess it stuck all the way to the AI age? - Victor Ganata
Wait. Are Siri and Cortana really female names? Are there real people out in the world with those names (other than those that were named after the Apple assistant or the Halo character)? - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
"Siri is a Scandinavian female given name. It is a short form of Sigrid, of Old Norse origin, and literally meaning "beautiful victory", from Old Norse sigr (victory) and Old Norse fríðr (beautiful)." - Victor Ganata
How Apple's Siri got her name - Yahoo - 2012 Mar 29 - Victor Ganata
The Cortana AI from Halo was named after a sword from the Song of Roland (like the AI Durandal from Bungie's Marathon was), but apparently Halo did inspire people to name their baby girls Cortana starting in 2008 - Victor Ganata
Cortana is also the name of a species of gastropod (which was also inspired by Halo) - I'm assuming that since it was named after a feminine-appearing character and because it's a neo-Latin word ending in -a, that's why it got assigned a grammatical gender of female. - Victor Ganata
It's not really preferring female sounding voices, just for the sake of "oh, I like that better". They are actually easier to understand what they are saying. I had a voicemail service at one time which gave you the option of a prerecorded outgoing message in either a male or female voice. I tried both and the male one was much more difficult to understand what he was saying, while the female one sounded much clearer. - April Russo
This CNN article is great: someone replied to Gruber with this. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Shannon - GlassMistress
If you are in the business I am for long enough you get a little immune to most commercial kitchens and the level of gross they are able to achieve. This one however sets off my gross meter big time. We removed the shelf of a commercial microwave today to clean and reseal the shelf ... this is what we found under it! It is so 'cooked' that the...
.. tech working on the unit is hammering it out of there! The silver bar in the middle is supposed to go round and round ... I don't think so! Ugh! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Like watching Kitchen Nightmares. - Eric - ill subliminal
Oy! :( - Jenny H. from Android
I can just hear Jon Taffer from Bar Rescue yelling "SHUT IT DOWN!" - Corinne L
In their defense this is under the floor of the microwave. Normally it is sealed down but their seal work out so things could get under it. How it didn't stink or smoke, or how it is still working, and why an inspector didn't write them up for the broken seal is beyond me. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Looks like my toaster. - Ken Morley
I hope your toaster isn't an inch deep in crud! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Victor Ganata
Man, the anti-vaxxers who blame the undocumented for this measles outbreak can go fuck themselves.
So... people who want to see lower immunization rates are complaining about "people" who come from countries with "low immunization rates". Ok then. - Johnny
Nope, sorry, you don't get to blame other people's children when you commit an act of gross child neglect. That would be the same as saying it was the fault of some unknown kid on the other side of town, if you deliberately "forget" to feed your kid for 6 weeks. - April Russo
Son of Groucho
Experiences are more important than possessions. People trump both.
I don't know...I know a lot of people who make me prefer my things. - Anika
But animals come in number 1. - Heather
Unless they are destroying your things. - April Russo
Victor Ganata
That moment when you look in the drafts section of your e-mail client, find a message from eight years ago, and realize that the reason why your friends never set up that blind date for you like they said they would is because you never sent a reply :D
I still hold them responsible. THEY SHOULD HAVE HAD YOUR BACK. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
LOL, I remember wondering if they had changed their mind because they had come to the conclusion that it might be a terrible idea. - Victor Ganata
Should I ask how one ends up with 8 year old drafts and not notice them till now? I only have 2 drafts currently, one addressed to myself that will never be sent, and the other is an unfinished email to one of my managers that will get sent tomorrow, as soon as I can think of the rest of the stuff she wants to know. (it's one of those periodic "give me 3 answers to 3 questions" things, that are looking for ideas on how to improve things) - April Russo
Greg GuitarBuster
The FBI's List of the Most Dangerous Cities in Texas | Texas Monthly -
The FBI's List of the Most Dangerous Cities in Texas | Texas Monthly
"Gentleman from Odessa” is a euphemism. Supposedly, there are no gentlemen in Odessa, TX. - Greg GuitarBuster
Jason Toney
RT @buzzfeed: This woman is traveling around the world weight-lifting objects with her vagina
RT @buzzfeed: This woman is traveling around the world weight-lifting objects with her vagina
So this is happening. - Micah from FFHound!
You don't have to do this! - Heather
Kegel Weights Xtreme - Big Joe Silence
Vagina kung fu. Uhhh, so glad my Nana is not alive for this one. I would not want to explain this to her. - Gabrielle
How am I the same species as this person? - Jenny H.
You complete me, FriendFeed... - Brian Johns
Jenhy, you have to accept the shared species thing in your heart — it'll feel great, like a weight being lifted. #_# - Micah from FFHound!
Micah++ - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew C (✔)
Deli wrap paper vs toothpicks are like exoskeletons vs endoskeletons for sandwiches.
Things I explained in English class today: "Bless your heart."
The postdocs wanted to know if there was a phrase in English that sounded positive but actually wasn't. This was the first thing that came to mind. - Jessie
Then they wanted to know, if someone said this to them, whether they should punch them. - Jessie
"With all due respect" your opinion is crazy. - Joe
Haha thanks Joe. Any others? - Jessie
"that's interesting..." - ellbeecee
"Great story, bro." - Jennifer Dittrich
^great^cool - Stephen Mack from iPhone
"Thank you for sharing" is another one. - Corinne L
Isn't that nice. - Heather
Conversely, they asked if there was a negative phrase that had "mercy" in it since that's such a positive word, and I came up with "May God have mercy on your soul." They said that sounded very refined and they would probably thank someone who told them that. - Jessie
"Lord, have mercy" when said with the right intonation can mean, "You about to get yo ass beat in a minute." - Anika
Hahaha thank you Anika, they should probably know that one. I will tell them at the next class. - Jessie
Tip: If 34 of the 35 women who have accused Cosby are fame seeking, money hungry liars, he still drugged and raped someone and covered it up
Andrew C (✔)
RT @jimmykimmel: 50 college-educated adults are asking a man if he let air out of a ball.
Victor Ganata
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao declared 21st century’s best novel so far - The Guardian
"Junot Díaz’s mix of ‘history, comics, sci-fi, and magic realism ‘ tops BBC Culture poll of US critics on the best fiction since 2000" - Victor Ganata
laura x
A Birth and a Choice Happy Roe v. Wade Day!
A Birth and a Choice Happy Roe v. Wade Day!
Laura, that is so lovely. I have tears in my eyes. Happy birthday to ToddlerX and happy choice to all of us. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Happy birthday, Peter, with love to you and honoring all the forces that made you possible. - Jenica from iPhone
Happy birthday dear Peter, and happy honoring of choices to you Laura! - Galadriel C.
As a mother of three unplanned boys, I really appreciated your words, laura x. Thanks for taking the time to write such a thoughtful post. - Jenny H. from Android
Thank you so much, all. It means a great deal to me. - laura x
Another relevant link, via MetaFilter: - laura x
Ken Morley
This is not my beautiful house.
This is not my beautiful wife. - Ken Morley
:DDD - Jenny H.
My God, what have I done?!? - Ken Gidley
Hot Mess Pooches New Year's Resolution | Pet Expenses - YouCaring -
Hot Mess Pooches New Year's Resolution | Pet Expenses - YouCaring
Hot Mess Pooches New Year's Resolution | Pet Expenses - YouCaring
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My friend, Natalie, started her own dog rescue and sanctuary. She has been rescuing and rehabilitating dogs for more than half of her life. She is using her 28th birthday to gather funds to apply for her non-profit status. She specializes in special needs and senior dogs! She is currently caring for approximately 30 dogs, including: 6 deaf and vision impaired Great Danes, 4 deaf Dalmatians (one also in kidney failure), a blind Dalmatian, a dog recovering from chemical burns, and several others. If any of you are able to donate (no amount is too small - it will all go to her applications for non-profit status and if there is overage it will go to caring for these dogs), please do so! If you aren't able to donate, please share!!! - Kristin from Bookmarklet
Zoe was one of her rescues ( She had three homes in under 6 months and was on her way to a kill shelter when Natalie stepped in. She socialized her with her pack and trained her .. and now she's living a great life with a family who is spoiling her in Omaha! - Kristin
Natalie saved an emaciated Dalmatian mom and her NINE one-day old puppies yesterday. They were an owner surrender (living tied to a four-foot rope) and would have been put to sleep on arrival. If any of you can spare even $5, it will be appreciated! - Kristin
holly #ravingfangirl
12 loooooooooong days until @butchwalker Afraid of Ghosts is released.
He is such a tease, that Butch. - Corinne L
i mean, i shouldn't complain too much because close to half the album is already available, but... WANT NOW. #zeropatience - holly #ravingfangirl
Exactly. If so much of the album is already available, then dammit, RELEASE THE TAPES! - Corinne L
Sarah G.
I wish there was a place with California weather but, like, not in California.
Well, there's Nevada. But, it's in Nevada..... - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I would guess parts of the Mediterranean coast would work. - Jennifer Dittrich
Todd Hoff
The Man in the High Castle 1 Season 2015 -
powerful stuff - Todd Hoff
"Based on Philip K. Dick's award-winning novel, and executive produced by Ridley Scott (Blade Runner), The Man in the High Castle explores what it would be like if the Allied Powers had lost WWII, and Japan and Germany ruled the United States. Starring Rufus Sewell (John Adams), Luke Kleintank (Pretty Little Liars) and Alexa Davalos (Mob City). - Todd Hoff
I need to watch this. - Stephen Mack
I watched the pilot and quite liked it. I'd not heard of the novel until I saw something about this, and now I want to read it. - ellbeecee
I watched the pilot and liked it... and then had horrendous nightmares. - maʀtha
We'll definitely watch it; we both loved the book. - Jenny H. from Android
I watched it a few nights ago. I'm eagerly awaiting the next episode. - Anne Bouey
When do we get more? - Eivind
You need to vote on Amazon to convince them to choose this show. What we saw was the pilot for a proposed series. - Anne Bouey
I took the survey, I hope they choose this one! - Jenny H.
I took it, too. I even indicated I might be willing to join Prime if they make this happen :) - Eivind
ADDED. really liked the book (sometime in the late 80s?) and am curious how Scott translates it to the screen. - Big Joe Silence
You know, I haven't read the book. I'll have to correct that. - Todd Hoff
Get on it, Todd! - Jenny H. from Android
First, I need chili! - Todd Hoff
You can have a bowl or three of ours if you can make it in the next couple of days. ;) - Jenny H. from Android
I'll rev up the sled dogs. - Todd Hoff
Bruce Lewis
The Benefits of a Lunch Hour Walk - -
The Benefits of a Lunch Hour Walk -
I find it interesting how the researchers used smartphones to make a mood study more tenable. - Bruce Lewis from Bookmarklet
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