• If one more person says the best camera is the one you have with you, I'm gonna put their head through that window. Yeah, I got sick of that crap way back in art school. They used to say that a great photographer could make great photographs even with a crappy camera. And some students deliberately sought out crappy cameras and crappy processes to prove that point. What a waste of effort (and more rarely, a waste of talent). But this idea of "the camera you have with you" is stupid. That's not photography, that's photojournalism. It is the difference between taking pictures, and seeing photographs. Photojournalism is keeping a camera available just in case something happens that is visually striking or an important event. It is the hope for a once-in-a-lifetime shot. That rarely happens. Photographers sometimes talk about "the decisive moment" but this isn't an expectation of a decisive moment presenting itself, and you happen to have a camera ready. This is the result of an artist who can see photographs and make photographs. Even the mundane can become high art in the hands of an artist. But photojournalism is merely bearing witness to an event. Even a technically crappy photo can be a Pulitzer Prize winner if the moment is significant enough. And in our personal lives, those significant moments may be meaningless to others, and thus the photographs are dull to anyone but ourselves. But photography is an art because the photographer has learned his process in such detail that he knows the entire range of possibilities that the camera technology can offer, and he has the experience to know how to best apply them. To use just any old camera you have with you, is to narrow down the possibilities of expression, which nullifies most of the photographer's talent and expertise.
  • OK concept, zero effort
  • > We're still haunted by the specter of the ghost of the memory of Communism. That's now, after Reagan vanquished it. Yes! Thanks to the inspired heroics of Reagan, instead of having to sit idly by and say "please don't do that" as we did while Communist Russia invaded its neighbors, now we're able to sit idly by and say "please don't do that" while capitalist Russia invades its neighbors!
  • So regardless of the "reality" of these actual confrontations - I am not sure it makes sense to have dudes shamed by their mothers. The machismo culture is so firmly engrained that I don't know that anything will change it for the forseeable future. To them, women belong to their families until they belong to their husbands. That kind of mindset is pervasive in Latin America except among university students and in wealthier areas of the big cities. The only thing that's going to change it is time, education, and women flexing their own political and economic power.
  • Yes, some men do catcall women to harass and intimidate and scare, but some do it as public performance. When the corner is the local social club, some guys play the fool and act out, and putting them in their place is part of big-city life. Yes, and when women protest (naturally) being used as a mechanism for male bonding, the male bonding demands she be punished. I don't see the difference here. It's still treating women as objects for men to perform their masculinity with. It makes us props for this ongoing theatrical exercise.
  • The last round of those awful ads actually quoted Ayn Rand. Rage inducing to see those fucking things cruising around the city.
  • So unless you're into the idea of packs of heavily-armed, eerily silent women wandering the streets and quietly shivving every guy who says something terrifying or hideous to us while we're just trying to walk around the world in the bodies we were born with I'm... I'm kinda into that, yes
  • As a slight derail, I've been thinking a lot lately about how Muslims are viewed today in the west have a very similar tone to how the Jews were treated pre-holocaust. The sentiments Hitler and Nazi Germany had towards Jews didn't occur in a vacuum. Indeed, much of the hate and fear of Jews was widespread in Europe, allowing for such sentiments to grow. And it was general apathy towards the hatred of Jews that let Hitler get to the point where he could murder millions of people. This isn't a perfect parallel. I'm not a historian, but I don't believe the Jews at the time had the same terrorist actions- but then again, lumping all Muslims as possible terrorists is a big part of the problem with how much of the west views Muslims In light of this, I'd say banning Mein Kampf and sweeping history under the rug is really a dangerous idea and makes us more likely to repeat it, and soon.
  • It is not just punitive, per se, although that is certainly one element used to whip up the German populace. Rather it is long term neo-liberal dream of rolling back all social welfare programs, unions, worker protections, etc. This is a neo-liberal policy even during good times and the current opportunity is simply letting no crisis go to waste. The present economic crisis is just an excuse for doing what they have always wanted to do. Restructuring is polite a euphemism for beating down workers. it's not that simple: germany is not the uk or the us. but they do have a policy of suppressing wage increases in Germany to support the German export economy. if the germans had decided to suppress saving in germany and thereby increase demand in the eurozone, led by german consumers, they may have saved both the Eurozone, as it stands, and gained a firm leadership position, much as the US has had since WWII. instead...
  • The Red Line appeared to be super effed this evening. Coming home from work I went down into my station, saw a train stopped halfway down the platform and PA talk of signal problems, was all "NOPE" and walked the 45 minutes home in the snow.
  • Downside: A diet consisting entirely of cookies and scones and banana bread. And the downside?
  • There was a great interview with Joshua Oppenheimer, who directed The Act of Killing, in which he says that we're all basically complicit in the mass exploitation of human life, every day, all the time. He compares all of us to one of the subjects of the film who carried out mass killings:
    And I think we are more like Anwar than we want to believe. The clothes we wear are haunted by the repressive conditions in the places that they were made, that make them so cheap and affordable to us. Everything — including the computer I'm talking into to record this interview — is haunted by the conditions of the people who made it. All over the world, there are men like Anwar enforcing those conditions. We are maybe not as close to the slaughter as Anwar, but we are partaking of it.
    The worst part for someone here is that it's so hard to escape this complicity; pretty much everyone in the garment industry uses this kind of labor. It's enough to make you feel completely helpless, to know that this sort of place is where your clothes came from no matter where you bought them. No matter how much you hate capitalism, you almost certainly own at least a couple somethings, if not many, that were made at the cost of other peoples' lives.
  • If I recall correctly, the US wasn't particularly helpful in rebuilding Europe for the first few years after 1945. more helpful than after WWI at least... The Real Story of How America Became an Economic Superpower relevant i'd say if you want to understand the politics of austerity, debt repayments and monetary regimes (in a geopolitical context) all three of which greece is facing. Seems like back in the 40s people knew how to rebuild a completely wrecked economy - see also Japan. or take a page from labour's 1945 UK general election campaign! Jamie Galbraith [is] interviewed by Roger Strassburg on the upcoming Greek election and the prospects and consequences of a possible Syriza government. "I've been a colleague for the last couple of years of Yanis Varoufakis, who is now running for parliament in Athens at the moment on the Syriza ticket. He was preselected by Syriza for what is the largest multi-seat constituency." -Greece election: Syriza's Yanis Varoufakis -Yanis Varoufakis: Greece's future finance minister is no extremist [so it sounds like they're going to try and make 'structural reforms' under the troika less punitive and more rehabilitative (and effective)] he also was (still is?) valve's chief economist + there was a great interview with him on naked capitalism a while ago too btw :P oh and speaking of the financial/economic 'priesthood' here's barry eichengreen on the hall of mirrors. and re: saner 'fringe' parties taking on the lunatic centre, podemos has a shot in spain for their snap regional elections and the UK general election is coming up in may with the greens being courted to form a gov't. barring a revolution in Euro finance The Swiss National Bank Means Business with Its Negative Rates (which may be the central bank equivalent of discovering imaginary numbers or something ;) also btw, re: charging banks... propping up failed banks and maintaining pressure on their own leftist opposition to depress wages. now europe is in deflation and if the european economy starts to contract vigorously again, I'm sure it will be because of the instability and lack of confidence engendered by irresponsible leftists groups i like how krugman reframes it as the 'elite delusions of supposedly hardheaded officials engaged in fantasy economics'. The US government responses to the Civil Rights movement, the anti-war movement and labor organizing generally were always steered by the fear that the Soviets would exploit anything too egregious. and imperial japan too!? older men out with younger women are flaunting their power Where the Sugar Babies Are: "young women across the country are turning to sugar daddies in droves. Many of them use SeekingArrangement..."
  • We need to shun guys that act like pigs to the women we love. Kind of addressing this to both this comment, and every other one to this effect. But... we do this? I know maybe one or two guys like this off the top of my head. They're both friends roommates. My entire friend group, even the people who barely knows them, brings up that they're pigs like this any time they're discussed. They have a HUGE reputation for it, and everyone has discussed it with them and explained in depth what's fucked up about them. All the men, many of the women, and several women they've dated(who are, ugh, often "not like other girls!" types). Where i'm going with this, is the problem that people self-segregate. People who act like this end up only having friends who are either also this type of asshole, or don't really give a shit and minimize it. People who object to it unfriend people like that. So in the end, how is it different than this? Don't reject these people, engage them and tell them why they're wrong. Kicking them out of your life is a valid option if you just don't have the energy, but it also solves nothing. These types of men will just group together with other shitty men who condone their behavior. Honestly, as my life is structured, i rarely encounter people like this anymore. The few that i do are tertiary to my life and often people i've known or known of for many years. I kinda honestly wish i encountered more, just so i could talk to them about it, but that's just not how it works. If you're a Decent Person, you end up surrounded by decent people who just... don't act this way. The people you see doing this are likely almost entirely unlinked from your group of friends, if you're posting in support of doing something about it on here. The only times you'll ever see them is when you venture outside that circle on work lunches or something. I'll occasionally, when i feel it would make a difference or i won't get assaulted, go "hey man, shut the fuck up" or something when i see a guy acting this way on the street. Sometimes other people around say something too. That's about all the chance i get, though. There is no racial aspect to not wanting to be harassed on the street by misogynists. I think this comment you're replying to is trying to shove the thread over the event horizon that documenting street harassment thread went over ages ago of "hey there's black men in your video, that means you're a racist because you're focusing on them!" or whatever. Men of color do this, and some people stereotype this as a men of color issue, so if you call it out then it's some kind of dogwhistle thing or... something. There's some truth to it on a case by case basis, but it often feels like it's being disingenuously used as a club.
  • My great grandfather used to say that he though black and white moves looked more realistic.
  • The audience for a film like this falls into two camps; those who wouldn't notice or care about the absurdity of a "first edition" of The Iliad, and those who would notice and think it's hilarious. So more or less a modern version of a cheeky talking horse?
  • I heard this on the radio once, and the scientist had an interesting way of looking at it. He said that the commonality of iron explains not only why our barns are red, but that the barns of any alien civilizations we encounter are likely to be red too.
  • IAmBroom: You're arguing with Reagan slash-fiction? Tell me you didn't type that with a straight face. Please tell me I'm missing your sarcasm. I can't believe I get to link to this for the second time this month.
  • Yanis Varoufakis to be finance minister?!
  • So... what are women supposed to do so we don't feel so degraded after someone cat calls us (until decades of social change regarding how acceptable it is to harass women)? I mean, I can't kick someone in the groin every time someone tries to talk to me. Because I will probably get arrested, not because I don't want to.
  • Also, when an outbreak consists of emotional violence (shouting, harsh words, insults, accusations, etc.) and the trigger is fear of abandonment (such that trying to get space will likely escalate the situation), love can be hard to differentiate from being victimized.
  • I still remember the meTa in the aftermath of the Sandy superstorm where people were without power for ages and someone (or their relatives? I forget) was going insane because they had no coffee. So: Make coffee now! Put it in a thermos or a jar or whatever! And if you need to make coffee and don't have power, you can make fancy hipster coffee by just putting the grounds in water for a bunch of hours and then filter, dilute and drink the result! Me, I always stocked up on cat food because cats think bread is dumb (well, mine did). Beer, coffee, milk for coffee, cat food, candles. And snacks. That's what I stocked up on when I still lived where blizzards happen. Stay safe, everybody!
  • 24-hour deli was open, but didn't have chocolate chips. Went two blocks to the other 24-hour deli, which did have chocolate chips. We are now fully capable of baking chocolate chip cookies. If there's any other preparations we're supposed to make, well, I just don't care. We are ready.
  • Came for the snark about subject lines, stayed for the legitimately interesting sea life facts.
  • I admit I kinda do want a hardcover "first edition" copy of The Illiad for my very own now.
  • There is a racial aspect whenever laws are selectively enforced. That wasn't mentioned at all in either of the comments that brought up race. And selectively enforced laws are only a problem when they're enforced at all. No, there is truth to it on a systemic level and it means the solutions need to be less ham-handed and gleeful if they're to have a chance of working fairly. Please. Educate the group as to how women sick of being harassed on the street are being racist.
  • how do you think they found these dudes moms? Absolutely. Think of the logistics here: - Find a man randomly catcalling on the public thoroughfare. - Somehow identify them without their knowledge and track down their mother. - Successfully negotiate a filming deal with said women that will publicly embarrass their son. - Install hidden cameras presumably where that man was catcalling - Wait patiently for that man to return to that same location to repeat his offensive behavior, assuming he is a stationary offender, not mobile, and this was his preferred attack point. - Signal the target to to walk by and hope (a) the target is not recognized, and (b) the man finds this target provocative enough to catcall - Repeat this process successfully several times with different subjects. ...OR... - A film studio accepts a contract to develop a PSA. - They hold auditions for actors - They select several filming locations - They stage and film catcalling scenarios with chosen actors. Combating this behavior is commendable, but faux-reality video fools only the simplest thinkers, while pissing off and alienating the majority.
  • [Yeah, talking US/USSR relations doesn't seem super relevant to the current situation in Greece.]
  • Learned something new today, localroger. Thank you.
  • Yoga Fhtagn A holistic workout were we tone our bodies while slowly losing our minds (SLYT 3d6 SAN loss)
  • Does her dad literally expect her to pull it on a guy who yells "hey baby" or leers at her? Her dad is as lost as she is. They both know it's dark humor in the face of something neither of them can change.
  • Really, though? This strikes me as willfully ignoring reality. Do you actually, honestly think that these cases are mostly sweet May/December romances? I think it's a little more complicated than that. The male youth of Greece is up in revolt. Anarchy, riots in the street, etc. Who wants to build a family around that? Even if I were a comfortably off professional woman, with no financial need, I wouldn't want to marry and make babies with a guy who was out in the streets and risking our futures for his radical political ideas. I'd want to marry a grayhead who talked to me about settling down, about families and houses and building a life together. Romance on the barricades is only fun for a little while. I mean, fuck, that's what I did in my actual US life - dated a lot of radicals, settled down with a guy with radical politics but who was willing not to risk our family for them. I didn't marry an older guy, because I was able to find a younger guy who was marriage-minded. But in a place with 60% youth unemployment and a shit ton of anger, where are you going to find marriage-minded young men?
  • *shrug* like I said, I was young and taking what was told me at face value. This was 1990, my German friend was older than I, and would have graduated high school in the late '70s. Whether or not he paid attention in history class is another matter. He did say that displaying Nazi symbolism openly (such as is done on the German planes at Wright Patt AFB Museum) was banned in Germany, so perhaps that was the source of his shock/consternation.
  • It's not very snowy in Times Square yet.
  • The storm is mostly past out here in Western PA, we got five or six inches at the most. It was kind of slippy on the drive home tonight but no big problems.
  • i really want ice cream now
  • As a Californian I just want you all to know, it was in the 70's today and I'm wearing shorts. That is all. And as a New Englander, I just want you Californians to know that all of this snow will eventually melt into water and replenish our many reservoirs, streams, ponds, and lakes. I live in LA and I wouldn't gloat about warm weather. A lot of our year-round water comes supply from Winter snowpack, which is why it can be bad when it's really warm in January - it needs to be cold enough in the mountains that the precipitation actually comes down as snow and not rain. Like, it's raining where I am now, but I have to wonder if the mountains even got any snow from this. Snow lasts for a while, but rain just washes away and creates flash floods, which do pretty much nothing for the drought. Honestly, I look at pictures of snow back East and think of the drought here. Anyway, even with the snow, at least you're not in San Diego.
  • I'm with stinkfoot. Snow -> party -> chips! Also snow -> cozy -> stew, and stew beef was on sale last night...
  • I can't wait to download a terrible camrip of this.
  • if this is stemming from some kind of "I know that Frowner is [...]" It's not. I don't know if I've ever even noticed you before.
  • As overhyped as the snowpocalypse stuff might be in NYC, I far prefer it to that time when we underestimated the consequences, and the mayor fucked off to Bermuda, and the city shut down indefinitely. If the storm turns out to be a big nothing, we still get to try out our disaster preparedness plans and see how well they work out. And, worst case, we keep the streets clear for emergency vehicles, and the train tracks clear for cleaning, and we get back up and running in a day or two. Plus, we finally got rid of that Bermuda fucker. Great stuff, all around.
  • Thanks, Seymour Zamboni, for taking time out of your busy ice-smoothing season to post that interesting explanation!
  • Talk therapy does help with BPD, if it includes some guidance into developing coping skills. There is a problem that some people with BPD can be so needy for approval that an unscrupulous or lazy therapist can basically make easy money by nodding and agreeing with everything the patient says, and offering no help or guidance. This is anecdotal though, and I really hope it's not a common occurrence.
  • The problem with renaming it "emotional dysregulation disorder" is that it kind of co-opts and defines itself by a single symptom that is related to a number of of other psychiatric diagnoses (ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, bipolar disorder, ODD, PTSD). Not everyone who is dealing with emotional dysregulation has BPD. I have ADHD, depression, and anxiety; additionally I'm an Adult Child of an Alcoholic. My own emotional dysregulation has a huge affect on my life, but over the years a number of psychiatric professionals have told me point blank that I do not have BPD. I also have no idea what they could call it instead, although I acknowledge that borderline personality disorder is inadequate AND inaccurate. The WHO's ICD-10 suggests "emotionally unstable personality disorder" but that doesn't seem quite right either.
  • As Krugman notes, barring a revolution in Euro finance, SYRIZA *has* to manage a transition out of the Euro in order to have any hope of a conventional economic recovery in Greece (i.e. generate capital reserverse through trade.) The problem is, despite the anti-capitalist rhetoric, that they have committed themselves to a conventional economic recovery and a revival of social democratic institutions i.e. welfare. If you read "Greece: Phase One" in Jacobin, Stathis Kouvelakis lays out clearly that the political base of SYRIZA is academics and public sector professionals and they have only expanded, haphazardly into youth and worker demographics with the collapse of the political establishment in Greece. So, SYRIZA has to take the Greek electorate on a political journey to a more radical outlook (leaving the Euro), but stay within the bounds of conventional economics and all without a genuine populist base of support. And, they are likely to form a coalition with parties to the *right* of them to maintain (presumably) a veneer or consensus politics. Despite the "radical left" rhetoric and the disdain for traditional European "social democracy," they have committed themselves to reviving social democracy but there is a mismatch between this goal and the basic politics behind SYRIZA. Basically, given that northern europe is going to ratfuck Tsipras at every opportunity, this looks to me like Kerensky and the Mensheviks on a Greek vacation. Without a miraculous economic recovery, Greek society is headed for a social revolution and I'd be surprised if SYRIZA can ride that wave.
  • Cntrl+F "in my pants" 0 of 0 found YOU DISAPPOINT ME, METAFILTER
  • Huh? Its hard to take you seriously with the current state of policing in America...which includes cops not believing women about RAPE. Also, see make politicians having to pass this law, public male non-support and ridicule, etc. And I wouldn't want it, because it doesn't stop the root of harassment . These are clear arguments against it.
  • A client regularly sends emails that say "PLEASE READ" in the subject line. My mom does the same thing. Mostly because i never reply to her emails.
  • Street harassment already is illegal in many places. This site has links to the relevant laws in the US states. I don't see them being enforced that often, but they are there. So obviously, just passing a law isn't the answer. I am not privy to male-only discussions, but I'd imagine that men could help address the issue just by being open feminists among their friends. You know, not letting things like casual objectifying and default maleness slide. So when someone is speaking in universals and assuming (usually straight) maleness, remind them that most people are not male. (This happens so frequently that even women miss it, too.) I dunno, do men really rate women amongst themselves a lot? Maybe address that. Not necessarily to eliminate it entirely, but to at least draw attention to it and call out any particularly shitty instances. Call out other casual sexism, like using femininity as an insult or a joke or making stupid sexist assumptions. Talk to your friends about women you admire. Talk about the things you admire about women you all know that have nothing to do with their sexuality. Recommend books and movies by and about women. Recommend women for jobs, ask for their help in traditionally 'male' domains, and give them credit for things they've worked on and things they've helped you with. Openly taunt sexist idiocy, from griping about 'chick flicks' to assumptions about gender roles. You don't have to be dour and humorless about it or anything, and you don't have to lecture. Sometimes, it's as easy as just gender flipping or calling someone a dumbass. And if you do have a friend or acquaintance who unapologetically harasses women, go ahead and treat them the same way you would if they were habitually and intentionally doing any other gross antisocial thing, like shitting on the floor as a joke. This isn't a simple, discrete problem with a simple, discrete solution. It's a big cultural issue all wrapped up in with a billion other little micro-issues, and it needs to be addressed over and over and over on a million different levels. Everyone can help. Everyone has to help.
  • This kind of behavior is a cultural affect within certain cultures. Certain? You misspelled 'all.'
  • "At a lesser extreme, anytime somebody pulls the car over and gets out, or walks up to the top of the hill instead of stopping halfway, or does anything else that they wouldn't otherwise have done, in order to take a photo, and in doing so has an experience that they wouldn't have otherwise had, it's pretty hard to say that the camera could 'ruin' what they would have just ignored. To the right person and in the right frame of mind, having a camera makes you far more aware of your surroundings than you would otherwise be." I understand some of it — like I said, I've made a conscious decision to pare back on some of my shooting in certain situations so that I'm more able to focus on being a part of something than documenting it. Similarly, while I used to love going to a bunch of shows and writing about them as a music critic, at a certain point I just wanted to go to the show and enjoy it and not have to worry about capturing the set list and describing all of it on a notepad. Cameras are distancing devices, and tools that take conscious intent. That doesn't mean that there's no way to be a part of something while still shooting it — Iain McKell has a lot of great shots of crowds and riots from inside them, and I think his overall desire to be a part of his subjects ends up compromising some of his later work because he shoots like his audience also has that intimate connection and doesn't need as much context. "Do you also believe understanding color theory is overrated when it comes to painting?" It can be — I think that's less of a gotcha than you think, at least as its framed here. I think that great painters tend to have an intuitive or visually-learned sense of color theory rather than formal color theory. Certainly, there's plenty of amazing paintings that existed prior to our current understanding of color theory. "Instagram works well because it has capitallized upon the public's desire to have "fancy" photographs that appear to be well-taken, even though the same photographer took them as those crappy shots on that other site. I don't believe your assertion that people think more about composition, framing, lighting, et al before posting to Instagram, any more than posting to Facebook makes them better writers." Social media usage positively correlated to increased literacy. I think that Instagram aesthetic comes down to a dog's breakfast of mistaken authenticity claims filtered (no pun intended) through nostalgia, with a healthy dollop of the fact that a lot of those filters do end up making the underlying photo more interesting, not least because they can blot out a lot of flaws. Where I think they can fall down is when you have a specific image in your mind that you want to capture, and knowing how to use your phone as a tool to realize that can be made more difficult by the soup of filters. It's great for people who just want a nice looking, colorful picture that has overt signs of human intervention, but it's not all that great for people who have a specific vision to achieve (unless that vision is to make Ryan McGinley-sexts). "I recall recently on MeFi, there was a discussion of a photo historian who was saying this exact thing (but alas, despite extensive searching, I cannot locate that discussion). She said that people take too many photos, and thus they devalue the good photos. People are too focused on recording their life rather than experiencing it. It would be better to take fewer photos, and focus on the experience you had while recording them. Damn I wish I could find that discussion." That gets a little too close to Luddism for me. I think that part of the devaluation is that most photos now are pretty decent, on a level that we didn't see before except from at least hobbyist photographers. Kinda like how there's more decent bands on Bandcamp than you'll ever be able to listen to if you live to 100. Where I think it can hurt is that people aren't going back and reviewing those shots — there's no return to the work to learn from mistakes. So you get some of the benefits of taking 10,000 shots per year, but not as much as if you actually tried to learn from taking 10,000 shots. Likewise, I think a general hole is that they don't really teach you what shots not to take — there are things every day that I see where I have that flash of "I should shoot this!" before realizing that I've shot something similar with whatever kit I have with me, and that it didn't work for whatever technical reason (e.g. with phones, that it's a superwide lens and so anything that's more than 10 or so feet away and needs a tight framing has to happen with cropping, and it gets crappy in a hurry). That's something that the 4x5 class I was taking really did a great job of honing — I got six sheets of film per week. If I fucked one up (and I fucked up nearly all of them for the first several weeks of class), that was it — all I had was the opportunity to meditate on what I wouldn't fuck up next time. (Finally figuring out that the film holder wasn't seating properly almost made me cry with joy because I'd gone through everything else and was worried about a bellows hole.) "The last time I tried to get a local gallery to sell my alt-process photos, they said the top end of the photo print market is about $300 (and the gallery gets a 55% commission)." That's of mixed comfort for me — the only real prints I've ever sold (not $5 postcards) have been about that range, but selling anything is such a pain in the ass and selling one print generally doesn't earn back the money spent on alt-process stuff. (I will say that I regularly see stuff sell here in LA for far, far more, but LA's a weird beast and I still don't really understand selling art at all, let alone here. I've seen what looked like student photos of "vintage" toys sell for $5k, and tattooed nudes in bunny masks sell north of $10k.) "Then I will be forced to give it up forever, just at the point where I have reached the highest level of aesthetic and technical achievement in my career." The only people I know who are making money at that either have some rich patron who loves their shit or are able to teach enough classes in the technique to defray their materials cost.
  • It works? You mean it's easier to implement. Yeah, it works, but the question for large-scale interventions like this is, does it have an effect that propagates itself? This intervention provides sustenance, education, job training, and health care. This is something that societies should provide so that people don't become ultra-poor in the first place. My (only slightly) glib comment about smashing capitalism still applies, since capitalism is still going to create more and more ultra-poor people. This intervention's successes are great. But it's a better band-aid.
  • Okay so is this first edition hilarity more or less terrible than the egregiously fake baby in American Sniper? Discuss.
  • poffin boffin how are you commenting from a silent film in 1923?
  • It's staged with actors.
  • Here is what Tsipras said in an interview in the Washington Monthly last year: "Back in 1953, under the London Debt Agreement, America asked European countries, including Greece, to agree to write off 60 percent of Germany's debts from World War II and to put a moratorium on debt repayments. That was accepted as a solution. What we are asking from Germany is basically the same." From the Wikipedia entry on the London Debt Agreement: "An important term of the agreement was that repayments were only due while West Germany ran a trade surplus, and that repayments were limited to 3% of export earnings. This gave Germany's creditors a powerful incentive to import German goods, assisting reconstruction."
  • 17 long years of hipster. Maybe it's time for something new.
  • Docherty said that the reality today is that if "someone puts the contents of Mein Kampf on to a blog, the police would knock on their door ..." Wait 'til this guy finds out about The Godfather.
  • Technical acumen is extremely overrated when it comes to photography. It's good to have, but you can be a very good photographer without it. No. Photography is a technical medium and without technical skill you are merely taking snapshots. Or as we used to say in photo class, "takin pitchers."
  • If you're interested in Boston updates (including photos of empty store shelves), you should follow Metafilter's own @universalhub.
  • "Uh, hey...I know you like the Classics and stuff, so I got you a rhapsode from 7th-century BCE Thebes to recite The Song of Ilium in its entirety. I hope you didn't have plans for the evening."
  • Tips for crafting the perfect email subject line. [SLCH]
  • When my son was about 6, we moved from flat Florida to the mountains of western North Carolina. Inspired by Calvin's dad, when we were driving around one day I pointed out some cows on a hillside and said they were specially bred to have the legs on one side longer than the other so they could graze on hills like that. He actually believed me for a while, until he asked his mom about it - that boring ol' stick-in-the-mud!
  • How do you do that? I had to cut and paste just to post it here. ˙sᴉɥʇ ǝʞᴉl 'pɹɐoqʎǝʞ ɹnoʎ uo uoʇʇnq sᴉxɐ-⅄ ʇɹǝʌuᴉ ǝɥʇ ǝsn no⅄
  • Pamela Geller at work again. Who is so angry about the status of women under sharia but is too dense to make the comparison to the similar status of women under halacha and conclude that most Muslim Americans, like most Jewish Americans, don't actually live their lives that way. I wonder where her ads about our sisters not being allowed to work, or get an education, or drive are in Munsey, NY?
  • LOTS OF OFFSHORE LIGHTNING ACTIVITY INDICATIVE THAT THIS STORM IS GETTING BEEFY/INTENSIFYING. ITS BOMBOGENESIS BABY! I read then I read that the predicted snowfall is 2' and it did not compute. 2' isn't that much, am I totally missing something?
  • I had to compete with my love of cats and my irritation that no commercial--Internet or otherwise--should be nearly four freakin' minutes long.
  • Angus? Bloaters?
  • If possible I would advise women to always run on the prescribed running trail in your area and avoid the streets if they can. I hear you on that, Tullyogallaghan. But, there is something to being isolated on a running trail? It's a tough call. You are more likely to encounter other runners/outdoor sport enthusiasts on a designated trail but you lack the safety of more eyes, plus places to go (homes, businesses) if someone decides to be horrible. On the other hand, if you do get harassed, a co-trail runner would be more likely to come to your aid/defense than a random sidewalk commuter or person waiting for the bus.
  • The last time I went to the movies I saw Under the Skin. I'd much rather have seen this movie.
  • It's up to men to police men. We need to to make it unacceptable to act this way toward women. We need to shun guys that act like pigs to the women we love. We need to ridicule their behavior and make it as shameful and insulting as racist jokes. Then, maybe, women can walk down the street and not have to be constantly peppered with reminders of their objectified status in so many men's eyes.
  • One can throw life preservers to those exiting a sinking ship while also planning better vessel construction methods. Agreed, lalochezia. I get frustrated with leftist friends of mine who dismiss global poverty interventions as mere band-aids or distractions. And then go back to sipping their artisanal chai lattes and sharing Jacobin articles. As you say, you can agitate for structural reform while also seeking to ameliorate the effects of global capitalism on individuals.
  • We live on a big chunk of silicon and iron. It's not surprising that iron lasts a long time, because if it didn't, it would be gone after 4 billion years. The reason barns are painted with an a paint based on Fe2O3 isn't that we have lots of it. It's that we have lots of it and it forms a long lasting paint. There are lots of compounds we have that don't last. We don't use them in outside paint. For those wondering about blue barns, look at copper, for those wondering about white barns, look at titanium or lead. Amazing what oxidation will do for you. See how old Volvos look like old blue Barns.
  • Yet somehow, good people when hearing how women are dehumanized constantly, while simply existing in a public space, still find it appropriate to tell the women how to change their behavior, their attitudes, their responses, that they are expecting too much from the world by asking it to stop dehumanizing them. I think it's difficult for a lot of men because of the old observer's paradox. The mere presence of a man changes the phenomenon. A woman walking (or running) with a man gets radically less of this shit than a woman on her own. The harassment witnessed by a man who doesn't actually perpetrate any of this himself amounts to the occasional moments when he happens to intersect with a particular moment when some asshole harasses some woman not connected to him. By their nature such moments are fleeting and scattered. So it's one of those "but the cops never hassle me" (or, put another way, "no one I know voted for Nixon") problems. And, of course, it's also one of those problems whose cumulative effect is difficult to imagine from single instances (again, the kind men mostly get to witness). Some random construction worker shouting out "hey, gorgeous" as a woman walks by? Heck, he's not a threat--he's separated from the woman by a fence, he's busy working, she's gone in two seconds. By itself it looks relatively innocuous. But, of course, it's the endless, cumulative grind of such encounters (and the fact that you never quite know when they're implicitly threatening and when they're not) that makes this a grueling, daily gauntlet for so many women. So, I think for many men, it's just hearing an account of the world that seems so far away from the reality they inhabit that the first instinct is to think "oh, there must just be some tweak we could make that would bring that reality into harmony with the one I inhabit." It's just a version of that thing we all do where we hear about problems alien to our experience and think "geez, if they just lived the way I live, that wouldn't be a problem!" I say this not to excuse anything, of course, but just to kind of try to understand some of the cognitive challenges that even "good people" face when trying to put themselves into the position of others.
  • Greece is a member of the Euro, it can't just magic money out of thin air. It has debts that need to be paid. if it does not pay its debts it cannot function. But the idea that Greece can pay it's debts is a total fantasy. You've set up a situation where Greece must accept being owned by Northern European bankers in a state of perpetual economic depression because....? The problem with repudiating it's debts is that Greece will lose access to cheap "European" capital. But, with a devalued Greek currency, they can begin to earn capital through trade and inflate away internal debts through fiscal spending i.e. printing money. Greece is *already* in economic collapse. Argentina has big economic problems, but it is hardly in a state of collapse. Greece is in economic misery already and the failure of austerity cheerleaders Euro-elites to provide a way forward out of that can only lead to radical change one way or another.
  • Legally I dunno. Physically probably Angela Merkel in a berserker rage.
  • A good line of critical thinking, longbaugh; I can't fault you for it.
  • √370881: 1. Obviously ends in 9. 2. Gonna be a bit over 600 since 600^2=36000. 3. So maybe 609? [Two time state champion in Number Sense >30 years ago.]
  • I downloaded his ebook and it was just a Marxist tract :(
  • On Running and Street Harassment
    This past Saturday, eight different men verbally harassed me. Two stepped into my path and said they wouldn't move unless I gave them a high five. The murmurs, the coos and looks, all serve as reminders that I am not a person to them.

    By the seventh man, I was tired. He told me he could look at that ass all day. I told him to shut up. He said to me, "Don't worry, baby, I still love you," and my skin went clammy with defeat. And there was something about hearing the word "love" come out of his mouth that made me want to push him into traffic.


    When I talk to my dad about this, I want him to get it — how these interactions, over and over, tear at the soul. I want him to get that yes, not only am I angry, but I have a right to be. That regardless of whether or not I am polite in my response to these men, it is not my response that is the problem. I think he does get that, but I also think he still sees my anger as the thing that could get me in trouble. [SLToast]
  • Part of what made it so awful was that even when they weren't making noise I couldn't be fully comfortable in my own home because I was always on edge, waiting for the noise to start up again. Having dealt with both issues on a long-term basis I can tell you that this is EXACTLY WHAT IT FUCKING FEELS LIKE UGH.
  • The Back Bay Trader Joes was the most crowded I've ever seen. The end of the check-out line got within 10 feet of the entrance. Items completely bought out were: bread (of course), milk (makes sense), and tortilla chips (que?).
  • but do you ever go dancing? No! Last time he rolled in I greeted him with a smile and "TOMMY FULL NAME, you promised to take me out dancing and never did! You broke my heart, you awful man!" just so we could get negotiations off on the right foot.
  • We had a deal, Kyle: "Apropos of nothing: what is the significance of specifying "Google employee" in the FPP description? To explain why it's on G+?" That seems redundant. Only Google employees ever use G+.
  • People with bizarre email habits are the worst. My partner's ex-boss used to let him know about interesting/useful articles to read by emailing the url to the article in the subject line of a body-less email, so you'd need to select and copy the long-ass url from the subject line and paste it into the browser to see what he thought was so interesting.
  • That's two feet, not inches. I know, I'm just surprised it's the all time record. Too much time spent in snowy places I guess.
  • I can't imagine any large publishing house actually wanting to put out a proper new issue of this book. Kobo Books: seven editions from $0.25 to $16.74, including the "Special Banned Edition". (I know it's not a "proper new issue", but still.) Money is the universal solvent, at least for concerns like this.
  • Heartbreaking! Damn the corporate greedballs that let this happen and shame on us (collectively, the developed world) for contributing to the plight of slaves. Yes, they are slaves, because unless they do backbreaking work for inhuman hours, in in human conditions, they don't eat; they can't live. Apologists for this outrage are wont to say "hey, it's better than putting in 15 hours a day planting and harvesting rice". The point is how much better? We have a long way to go before we can claim our species is any better than any other species.
  • Docherty said that the reality today is that if "someone puts the contents of Mein Kampf on to a blog, the police would knock on their door ..." Is that actually true in Scotland or in the UK in general, since the Guardian didn't see fit to comment? XMLicious It would be good if someone with actual knowledge of the current law in the UK could answer this. There have been quite a few changes to the laws on racial hatred in the UK over the years and there's a history of treating such things as sedition in the common law going back to at least the 18th Century. If I understand it correctly, there are both offences that require and don't require intent. Even the offence that doesn't require intent does require that it be shown that the action is likely to incite racial hatred. I would expect this means that the requirement for some context would mean similar issues arose whether the test is subjective (did the poster put the book on their blog in order to incite anti-semitic hatred?) or objective (was the book posted in a context where anti-semitic hatred would result?). Either way, I'd guess if it were posted by a neo-nazi on a right wing blog, it could be an offence. If it was posted by an academic on a scholarly blog about WWII or politics, it most likely would not. The law of course works in mysterious ways and the statutes are complex (I've no idea what the caselaw around it says, which is the more important question). Would the police be interested enough to knock on a blogger's door? Would they be interested enough to even check whether the blogger was in their jurisdiction? I'd say that was more of a political question. Leaving a copy lying around at Glasgow Airport when an El Al flight is due in, or chanting extracts at Spurs fans the next time they play at Hampden on the other hand...
  • urgh, morality police much? If you see one old man dining with an attractive, glamorous-looking young woman: maybe she's in love with him for his personality and they really are kindred spirits in a way nobody outside can understand. If you see the pattern repeatedly: it's probably a symptom of structural inequality. Sure, a few instances will be the suitor's wit and/or kindness outweighing his physical decrepitude (and none of us are getting any more attractive as we age), but if the sample's big enough, that's statistical noise.
  • I would go see this but I can't imagine what's left after such a comprehensive trailer. It just didn't stop. Speaking of Cohen, when is F&F being released?
  • "For now, I've limited my storage to a 16GB SD card. The small amount of space forces me to dump photos onto the hard drive once a week or so." and "After harvesting the good stuff, I compile the truly precious photos into a desktop folder, which I'll eventually have printed into a book." This guy just likes doing things the hard way. Which is fine. (Why a folder on your desktop? You can't make an album in Picassa / iPhoto / Aperture / etc?) I love my DSLR - it years old at this point, but still takes great photos. I like to take it out around town once in a while when I have time to kill. I'm really glad I took it on my last trip to NYC. And I can definitely squeeze a better picture out of it, on average, than I can with my aging iPhone. But wow, this argument is 4 years out of date. The cameras (and the software) inside of your smartphone are optimized for the very common use case of taking photos of your family and friends right now. They're great at it. And they fit in your pocket and hold a charge all day long. They also can conveniently back up your photos on the internet. Oh you can print them too if you want. This article should have been posted on vinyl. I've enjoyed playing with this app "Manual" for iPhone. It gives you direct control over focus, exposure, white balance and what not. If you're feeling arty you can get arty without lugging a lot of gear around.
  • 665th place No comment. The version that Amazon's selling appears to be the Jaico Books edition, an Indian publishing house. There was a fair amount of media coverage discussing Indian attitudes towards Mein Kampf a couple of years ago- here's the MeFi discussion. Another MeFi Mein Kampf flashback goes back to 2001 - The CEO of Canada's largest book retailer will be pulling Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf from store shelves .
  • These are Ze Frank.
  • I never know when I might have to take 300 emergency pictures of the moon and my phone just can't handle that. If you're taking emergency pictures of the moon, we are probably just shy of the point where there won't be anyone left to like them on Instagram.
  • Carles, of Hipster Runoff fame, is back with Carles.buzz.
  • 'Winter Storm Cool-Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos' brought to you by, Taco Bell! Doritos! and the National Weather Service." The beauty of this is that if the corporation pulls their sponsorship for some reason (for example if Juno had a history of insensitivity further down the coast and can't be trusted to wreak havoc more equitably), then the storm is canceled and doesn't hit!
  • hermanubis: Well, this was defacement; this wasn't the government shutting down any speech. And defacement is illegal, a violation of laws. The thing is, some speech was defaced - if it were speech that we all liked, it would draw more attention to the speech that was attempting to be silenced. This defacement didn't silence this (hate) speech at all - it drew more attention to it (that there are apparent hate groups with enough funds to buy public transportation ads). Now, more of the world knows about the speech this (hate) group paid for. They should be pretty happy about that. Now, as far as the 'can i deface XYZ'. Yes, yes you can. With a political motive, a commercial motive (eg: illegal posters advertising things on public property), or a gang-tag. It's all illegal, and any of these things might result in criminal punishment. This defacers had a political agenda, but would have probably faced consequences if they were caught. Seems like the whole free speech thing (even with wonderful illegal defacement) is working out fine.
  • David Cameron, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom gave a statesmanlike warm welcome to the newly democratically elected government of Greece.
  • My CC professor had a few copies, the paperback orange ones with a swastika, and gave another student and myself a copy for a panel discussion at university. I asked if I could cover the cover. "Here" she took back the book and proceeded to rip the cover off and flung it in the trash. "I bet that felt good"
  • This movie is twice as good as Gigli! 200% better. Someone needs to go back to AP math.
  • I hit an online deal on one of the newish micro 4/3ds cameras thinking it'd be small (was the smallest) and I'd get a fast "pancake" lens so that it'd actually fit in a pocket and real no flash photos would be practical. Camera is really great but when I went looking for a lens, eek, $4-700 was way outside my budget. But a real camera still makes sense for edge conditions, underwater, long zooms, ultra close (flower) closeups, fast moving sports.
  • The heaviest snow isn't supposed to start in NYC until this evening and is expected to last through much of the day tomorrow. Oh, I see! Well. I'm all good. I did my shopping and laundry and so on late last week, so it'll be cozy here. Thanks, plastic_animals (and jonmc)! And may all your hot chocolates out there be spiked.
  • I was in Boston in 08 and I'm sure there was 2ft plus.
  • They've gone into coalition with the Independent Greeks, so they're clearly happy enough to deal with Le Pen-esque right-wing nationalist types Can Le Pen and the Independent Greeks really be equated? This is a sincere question; I really don't know anything about the IGs and didn't even know they existed until yesterday.
  • Sure, but you still can't unfry things.
  • He's kind of massively missing what the purpose of Mein Kampf has come to be. It's not pro-Nazi propaganda anymore; it's Exhibit A in the case of Everybody v. Hitler.
  • a plea from Noah to help him cook chicken
    Is that what the kids are saying these days? Ah, Noah. I'll bet A.E. Housman would've helped you cook your chicken, too.
  • "The "best" street harassment I have ever received came from a man with one leg calling out "Do your thang, girl," as he gave me two thumbs up. I couldn't be mad about him." Yea it's stuff like that that made it read more "xojane" and less "Toast" to me.
  • Juno, what a weenie name. Not that long ago we had winter storm Falco. Complete with retro samples of Roh-Roh-Roh-Rock Me Amadeus.
  • Oh cool. I was just looking at Google Shopping and it's tough to find the exact same paint for barns in red and white, but it looks like maybe white costs about 20% more ($78 for 5 gallons of red vs. $97 for white) but I also wonder if it's just social convention at this point since red barns look "right" to me and I couldn't imagine anyone painting theirs another color.
  • The official misheard national anthem, as I know it: Yes, but "something something alcohol" is too good, steal that.
  • We had to at least try not to look like racist monsters, because the more racist and monstrous we looked, the more traction this gave the Soviets and communism generally in the developing world. A nice thought, but if that were really the motivation, the US probably could have been more effective at appearing to be non-monsters to the developing world by, you know, actually not being monsters in the developing world.
  • A client regularly sends emails that say "PLEASE READ" in the subject line. I had someone do that exact thing to me for months before he realized that all of my replies had the subject line "Re: PLEASE READ - No."
  • Hitler had a very cushy time in jail (I know, I was really hoping I wasn't the only one who remembered the schoolyard rhyme, but here I am)
  • Of course that was about 70 years ago and the air was a lot cleaner. Wouldn't try it now. Probably the air was more dirty back then; no-one bothered one bit about air pollution from power station and nickel smelters and things like that.
  • oh my goD THE MAYOR HAS BANNED TAKEOUT he is a monster
  • This is funny enough to justify a FPP. Especially the part about daughters. Thanks.
  • So unless you're into the idea of packs of heavily-armed, eerily silent women wandering the streets and quietly shivving every guy who says something terrifying or hideous to us Yes. I literally, unreservedly want this.
  • I always thought of the Cthulhu cult as more of a Pilates thing. You know- having your soul torn asunder is really good for the core. Nyarlathotep, of course, is all about Zumba.
  • I own a rarely used jar of instant coffee just on the off chance I'd have to make emergency coffee. And and a French press somewhere in the cupboard. My BLIZAGADA dinner was veal Marsala with fresh peas and mushrooms. No milk or bread hoarding here.
  • I dunno, I have an iPhone 4S and I have a Canon S95 and I like to use them for different things. These days I mainly take pictures of food I cook. The iPhone sometimes just seems to frame things better, or maybe the perspective/lens is less weird. However, 90% of the photos I take indoors are blurry because my thumb moves the phone when I take the picture. It's just awkward to hold and take pictures with. The Canon is almost never blurry because I can hold it steady. And I can set it in this mode where it takes extremely sharp pictures of close up things and makes the rest blurry, which is nice for food photography. While traveling, I prefer the Canon no question. Easier to hold - I've even taken blurry pictures with the iPhone outdoors because it is awkward to hold steady, let alone in low-light conditions - and the pictures just look "better", for lack of a better word.
  • I tend to be self-conscious in my everyday life as a rule, but that gets ratcheted up to stratospheric numbers when I decide to start running in the summer. Obviously yes, of course, because I am female, but also because I am a female of the busty variety. I never feel so alien and so othered when dudes on the street and in the park feel compelled to harass the busty lady (who wishes to God she weren't most of the time) just trying to have a good run on a beautiful day.
  • I'm stoked about full-frame digital cameras. This is the future. There have been some in the past but they were very costly and large pro SLRs. There are now consumer models with smaller bodies and lesser price. They are still not cheap (around 2k for kit) but within a few years they will be more affordable. You hardly need a flash since the sensor is so large and image quality is amazing. After full-frame becomes standard, I guess medium format sensors in a compact size will be the holy grail.
  • Oh BTW you might want to stop using that stop using that fire in a crowded theatre quote. The Supreme Court decision which it was used to justify was itself very odious (the actual case was about a war protester convicted under the Espionage Act for speaking out againt the draft) and was eventually overturned. That seems like getting confused about how analogies work. Holmes wasn't passing a law about yelling fire in a crowded theatre, he was comparing the actions of that "war protestor" to someone who yells "fire" (falsely and maliciously) in a crowded theater. That the analogy may have been a poor one and that the legal decision was ultimately overturned doesn't reflect in any way at all on whether it is either legal or a good idea for someone to falsely induce panic in a crowded theater. That the law reasonably and correctly imposes many, many limits on free speech (such as maliciously yelling "fire" in a crowded theater) remains a fact even if we ultimately changed our minds about whether this one particular limit was reasonable.
  • Seems like back in the 40s people knew how to rebuild a completely wrecked economy - see also Japan. Not sure how we lost that. If I recall correctly, the US wasn't particularly helpful in rebuilding Europe for the first few years after 1945. It was only when they realized that the Soviet Union could not be trusted that they decided to build up the strength of their allies. It's no coincidence that the Marshall Plan happened at the same time as the US and USSR wrangled over Berlin.
  • All the stores are mobbed right now but we don't have any bourbon. Heh. I went to the liquor store this morning and bought a huge bottle of Rebel Yell and some beer and other stuff. It's coming down hard here in Astoria. If my job wants me to come in tommorrow they can go fuck themselves.
  • In the USA, the effort to reframe policies that support the status quo of SSA, Medicaid, AFDC, etc, as "radical leftism" is familiar.
  • Other people get hurt when they take it out on themselves. A fact which, I promise you, we are acutely aware of.
  • mdn: the thing is, Mein Kampf sounds a lot like Fox News, and when read with full knowledge that it is the manifesto behind one of history's great atrocities, that can help you take something like Fox News for what it's worth.
  • Needs more BOB
  • We had some similar ones in Boston (after they won a free speech lawsuit against the MBTA), but at least those didn't go full-out Godwin. Keep Calm: I am Persian like the cat.
  • Wicked warning on Morrissey Boulevard: Flooding likely Folks launch their boats feet from that sign so it's funny but pretty much a "duh" warning. And I mean right off the beach, not a long ramp or anything.
  • "This moralistic bombast behind the shriek of "All debts must be repaid!" is a shallow facade masking a bourgeoisie agenda" I don't really have any comment about this but its a very helpful way to understand where western supporters of SYRIZA are coming from - I guess if you can use "bourgeoisie agenda" in a sentence without irony in 2015...
  • Malnutrition in children (and pregnant women) has lifelong consequences, among them lowered IQ and behavioral problems. Alleviating that malnutrition has far reaching effects.
  • woah, they used piss to liquefy hard boiled eggs
  • I'm about 10 miles south from Sandwich, as the crow tumbles, and it's gnarly, but not get religion gnarly, fwiw. Weather and wind off the ocean especially is very variable around here, the wind is howling for sure, but the radar I'm looking at shows that most of the nonsense is about half past us, not that I really trust accuweather.
  • Nobody read Mein Kampf even back in the day; it has only iconic significance now. Wikipedia claims,
    Although Hitler originally wrote this book mostly for the followers of National Socialism, it grew in popularity. He accumulated a tax debt of 405,500 Reichsmark (about US$ 8 million today, or € 6 million) from the sale of about 240,000 copies by the time he became chancellor in 1933 (at which time his debt was waived).
  • Baby sponges have a nervous system (brain) and swim around until they find a good place to chill. Then they start chilling and physically kick out their brains and goes on being a sea sponge.
  • When your competition for second place is Johnny Depp demolishing his last singular shred of credibility as a box office draw and a George Lucas helmed vehicle about fairies that got dumped into January two months ago, uh... sorry I forgot where I was going with that and blacked out. Anyway, Boy Next Store actually looks pretty entertaining and I'll probably watch it at some point.
  • There is one thin small ray of light in this. Speaking personally, in the last couple of years (I think really from that incredible AskMe about approaching a woman in a coffee shop) I've been a lot more conscious about how differently women experience daily life, and I've noticed that amongst my male friends and colleagues we now talk about this. I've found myself talking to other people who say "oh it's just a joke/compliment/harmless/whatever" and pointing out that day after day after day it's none of those things and then having discussions about that. And I have also noticed (although maybe I am looking for them more, and am more interested in them now) more women talking about this online in articles like the linked one above. Women can't really stop this behaviour - it's up to men to stop it. And that requires men to admit there is a problem. And then talk to other men. So maybe the one thin small ray of light is that it is starting to happen.
  • Russian Blue (kitten) ?
  • Like dude, seriously, you can see and likely smell the banana puke on my shirt, but your dick is still gonna shout through your mouth? you are a sad, strange little man.
  • "Don't eat snow—it'll make you sick!" My dad used to make jello using fresh snow. He'd make the jello according to recipe with less water. Then put it in the frig until it was starting to set and then mix in the snow. It was great - fluffy jello. Of course that was about 70 years ago and the air was a lot cleaner. Wouldn't try it now.
  • Guys, Snowzilla is the greatest vehicle I have ever seen and, as you know, my children make me watch/read a LOT about vehicles. It is literally a jet engine bolted on to a trolley with a gigantic snowblower nozzle stuck on the end. They turn on the jet engine for its super-hot jet stream and use it to melt/blow snow off trolley tracks. It is AMAZING.
    "Its given name is the Portec RMC Hurricane Jet Snow Blower, model RP-3, and at its heart is a jet engine transplanted from a Korean War-era fighter. The engine is capable of generating 3,000 pounds of thrust and reaching a temperature of 1,000 degrees, and its exhaust is directed down a chute to blast snow from the Mattapan line. ... A powerful but homely creature, Snowzilla sounds like 10,000 hair dryers running at once and resembles a cross between an aardvark and a tollbooth. It sits on railroad wheels, weighs 26,000 pounds, and measures 8 by 12 by 27 feet — though most of that length is taken up by its elongated snout. Its thirst for fuel is so great — it guzzles 900 gallons in a single run — that a tanker truck must follow it from station to station"
  • Two stepped into my path and said they wouldn't move unless I gave them a high five. I was completely unfamiliar with this one until my partner K brought it up. She's, erm, scary(think Eska from legend of korra). She has only gotten harassed on the street, other than what i'm about to discuss, a single digit amount of times while we've been together. People turn to her, she stares at them, and they just shut up. It's kind of amazing actually. What she does get though is this "high five!" thing. We were walking 10 feet or so behind some random acquaintances of mine at night, down one of the busy main streets near my house(in the center of town, bars and clubs all around, etc). Mid conversation for both them and us some random toasty dude reaches up his hand and is all "HEY HEY!" going for a high five. They don't even make eye contact with him and just keep walking and he gets this "Hey, WTF?!?!" look on his face. Completely, record ripped off of needle, K goes "O MY GOD I HATE THAT BULLSHIT". The guys walking by us at this point, and obviously heard it, which was probably the point. Apparently this shit happens to her all the time. Including the i'm going to get in your way so you have to version. Despite the fact that no one will ever talk to her, even at a bar or something, they totally want high fives. This has happened to me a single digit number of times and was usually obviously a drunk(or sarcastic drunk) "bro" thing. Just seeing the look on the dudes face though, it's some kind of "HIGH FIVE MY PENIS ;)" thing. omg look i got attention from those girls aren't i awesome?. And i mean, not that any harassment makes logical sense, but this one is so basal that it shocked me. It's basically GIVE ME VALIDATION BY GIVING ME ATTENTION OOG OOG. On the flipside of that whole thing where it does get scary and weird, i was walking down 4th ave in downtown Olympia. Some olympia bros*, turn to my friend and go "Hey baby, high five!" and she says something to the effect of "leave me alone". INSTANTLY it turns ugly and goes "Well FUCK YOU ugly bitch!". She got all what the fuck did you just say to me? and they all swarmed in on us. It was ridiculous. There was a ton of them, and a ton of us, and my craziest friends were there including a guy in a hugh hefner robe who was trying to shatter a champagne bottle over the head of the guy who said that. It really shows the aggression under the surface of these types of comments, even the most passive innocuous ones that don't include any comments on appearance or even implied sexual language, that the instant you say no to the "offer" it turns verbally, and even physically aggressive. I know that's probably nothing new to a lot of people here, especially women. And i've seen it discussed before. But it was still shocking to me to see things go from "hey, high five!" to the actual threat of violence and massive tension in the situation that quickly. *This is a fairly unique species that should be studied by scientists or something. Equal parts frat boy, redneck/hick/rural kid, and eco hippie/bonghead. So like basketball jerseys, with hemp necklaces, and a lifted hot rodded truck that isn't just some brodozer with chrome wheels but obviously gets mudded and has some scars. Known to talk about water reclamation projects/living in sustainable housing and say "what up n****" to their white friends 10 seconds later. Way in to psychedelics AND playing madden. Rents an RV and buys 12 30 racks... to go to the oregon county faire or rainbow gathering.
  • Is there a website where you can check how much snow has currently accumulated at a given weather station? As in, how much snow is currently on the ground outside? If you go to the almanac section on Weather Underground you can check snow for the year, snow for this season, snow this month, and snow currently on the ground (although it probably doesn't report snow currently on the ground right this damn minute (although central park apparently has 2"?)). 3 inches here, 2 inches there, etc. I moved from San Diego to northwestern-ish Wisconsin in August, and frankly I'm disappointed with the lack of mega snow here. We've gotten well over half our normal snowfall for a season already, but we've never had more than 5 inches or so on the ground at any one time. I wanted to build an igloo! I bake my own bread so I don't have to worry about the store! Following the weather here is fascinating. I'm so used to "high of 75, low of 55, morning clouds giving way to afternoon sunshine" for months at a time, but here the high temperature will fluctuate by 30 degrees in the space of a week. We had more lighting in one week in September than I ever saw the entire 35 years I lived in San Diego.
  • I cannot abide people who refuse to take a stand on Jeremy Piven. Right or wrong, you cannot stand on the sidelines. I worked for an environmental organization, and we were creating educational materials about mercury exposure. I pushed hard for a "Piven Scale" -- "How toxic is that power plant to your neighborhood? It's about three Pivens" -- but wiser heads prevailed.
  • there's definitely a racial aspect to complaining about vocal people There is no racial aspect to not wanting to be harassed on the street by misogynists.
  • Do films not hire people broadly associated with the topics they're portraying to ensure against howlers like a first edition Iliad? Like a consultant of some kind, even if it's just a former teacher in this case? Maybe Homer was guilty of this too: "Anybody broke that many spears would be hauled in front of the captain!" "Stealing armour? When did armour come one-size-fits-all?" "No prince would use a bow in battle, totally unrealistic." "The logistics of foraging are horrendous, after a year you would be starving, never mind ten. OP is a big phony."
  • My new word of the day: opprobrium. I'll probably never be able to use it.
  • O rly? Pamela Barnes I love the color blue, but those blue barns just look wrong. There's just something about a warm red barn that looks so nice. (Although this cobalt blue one looks nice--it has the warmth that those lighter blues lack.
  • Mustard? Luxury.
  • From the article:
    Science doesn't really know what to do with them. They're incredibly difficult to pin down and diagnose, since the symptoms are less "hearing voices" and more "I keep ruining my relationships."
    That one hits close to home for me. My former fiance and I broke our engagement in 2013 because of his treatment-resistant BPD. We were madly in love and I was even planning to leave the US and move to Germany to live with him, but in the end his disorder ruined our relationship (just as it had ruined every relationship he'd had before he met me). He tried every form of treatment available to him, including DBT, and nothing seemed to help. He also suffered severe side effects from all the medications that had been tried. Eventually he gave up trying altogether. To this day he suffers greatly from untreated BPD and struggles with self-harm, and I can do nothing to help him. We are still in touch, but we are no longer close. This is the first time I've ever talked about it in public. He has a kind heart and he gave me his permission to write and publish our story someday, in the hopes that it might help other suffering people. I think it'll be years before I'm ready to tell that tale in full. But this post is a small first step in that direction.
  • also one time they complimented me on my "wonderfully erect carriage" and it was p. hilarious
  • Um, conflating abuse and manipulation with a profoundly distressing disorder by way of "i believe has BPD" is really not doing anything to help those of us who have this problem.
  • I hate the new TWC naming(tm) of winter storms. I also hate how quickly people have bought into it.
  • My understanding is that cognitive behavioral therapy has shown a lot of promise in treating people with BPD but they are exceedingly demanding on the therapist so you need to severely limit the number of BPD patients an individual therapist works with.
  • Invisible Green Time-Lapse Peloton: "It's definitely a particular kind of machismo, even if you want to pile on empath." Anecdata aside, the "pile on" is about lumping together more than 300.000.000 people as all practising 'machismo', based on where they were born.
  • The Smithsonian Magazine reminds us that "Barns are painted red because of the physics of dying stars", summing up a more detailed post by Google employee Yonatan Zunger on the nature of stars, the atmosphere, and cheap paint found on barns.
  • To be fair there are a few translations I would love to get a signed first edition of. The Michael Kandel Cyberiad comes to mind, as does Taylor's Faust. And although it's not my favorite translation, Tolkien's Beowulf would be kind of cool. (What all those translations have in common is that the source material was heavy in poetry and wordplay. Kandel's work is particularly impressive.) So anyway, I don't know how it's presented in the movie but there is a slim chance that the screenwriters were just sloppy.
  • That our global system of exchanging goods and services for cash is pretty much agreed on as terribly flawed. Flawed as in: people are dying. Proposed solutions in the face of such a complex, entrenched, and opaque system, at least to those outside of the mercantile class, seem impossible to envision for most of us. Changing the System seems as futile as it did in the early 70's, when things started to go sour for many of us. Strikes, the Occupy movement, strategies to enact livable wages for those hard-working people who make the criminally-sub-minimum wage which is called minimum wage but does not support even a marginally meaningful life...these movements indicate a shift in our (America's) perspective. They show hope. To not address the situation of - what, 25%, 37%? - of America's population who are a paycheck away from homelessness - is a terrible position in which to find oneself. What is to Be Done? Don't you want to do something other than vote for the Democrats? I do.
  • Like beer and pop music, it was easy to make do with what's cheap and available, only to look back on a life of Dave Matthews and Bud Light and wonder why I'd gotten by on "good enough." Camera snobs are only slightly more tolerable than beer snobs or pop music snobs, and that almost completely because some of their gear really is pretty cool.
  • how does this compare to smashing capitalism?
  • Islamophobic Bus Ads In San Francisco Are Being Defaced With Kamala Khan. From the article: "Well, this is just brilliant. Racist adverts promoting hatred against Muslims are currently being run on buses in San Francisco - but someone has started covering them up with anti-hatred messages from Marvel's première Muslim superhero, Ms. Marvel."

    Wikipedia link to Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan), the latest edition to the Ms. Marvel story line. A few other links for your perusal.
  • “The Prospects and Consequences of a Possible Syriza Government,” Economist's View, 23 January 2015
    Jamie Galbraith [is] interviewed by Roger Strassburg on the upcoming Greek election and the prospects and consequences of a possible Syriza government
  • "No judgments. No rules. Just us."
  • ricochet biscuit: I'm now going to inscribe that in every hotel Bible I come across. And I travel frequently. Brilliant.
  • Also oh my god i went back and looked at cobrasnake and interviews with him and naju is so right. I can't believe how different it all looks. Leopard print shirts with the adidas logo(or shit like this) and neon purple or acid wash jeans. glow in the dark levels of white bright polished 80s/90s basketball shoes, all that shit. wow. It really does feel like so much longer ago than it was, just because of how different everyone dressed in the old photos if you go back and look. It was, at the very earliest, 8 years ago. A lot of the stuff was in full swing six years ago. But it feels like a decade almost. Even just the three photos in this interview are a gigantic flashback. Every guy who looked like that is wearing a subdued button up with a manbun now.
  • It takes multiple generations of current generations making it their problem, yes. This is my generation and my problem. I accept that I probably won't see much change within my lifetime.
  • One thing I think guys can do is not be intimidated by attempts to make "white knight" into a term of mockery or disparagement. Don't put up with this shit from anyone you know and keep a close eye on situations you see developing on the street. It's impossible to generalize on whether or how to step up in these situations, but being a witness and doing some not-discreet cameraphone recording might be minimally useful noncontrontational options.
  • They aren't friends with men who harass women. They probably are. So... what? Listen to women when they talk about their experience. Also, bilabial's homework.
  • When Carles was on, he was like a legit digital prophet (all due respect to Shingy.) He single-handedly created the blueprint for the current layers-within-layers-of-irony zeitgeist for presenting oneself online - artificial identities, curated personal brands, the whole deal. Problem is that we're well within the endpoint for that particular way of being. Alt-lit is dead or heavily wounded, weird twitter is a farce co-opted by corporations for youth social engagement, Hipster Runoff long ago became the embodiment of everything it used to mock, self-aware navel-gazing is boring and played out. We're at the end of that particular era and on the cusp of something else - anyone's guess what, exactly. But I somehow don't think it includes Carles.
  • O rly? green barns!
  • One of my friends got catcalled by her brother when she was a teenager. He was driving, but (needless to say? I hope?) she wasn't in disguise or going for any kind of gotcha--he just saw a female form walking and did what he always did in such a situation, I guess. The mind reels.
  • It's always the losers... that dress like losers, have body language like losers and have the money management skills of losers and the work ethic of a loser that act like this. For what it's worth, this describes me pretty well (except that I don't catcall). Maybe classist generalizations aren't the solution to misogyny?
  • What is kind of monolithical about Latin America, and here I would agree with empath. is the "cult of the mother". From Mexico to the tip of the Southern Cone, you find this everywhere (I can't speak for Brazil, or the various indigenous societies. I am speaking about the urban and semi-urban Spanish-speaking population). Symbolically at least, respect for women is reserved for those who fit into a traditional role of mother, daughter, and variations thereof (older woman who could be your mother, such as your aunt, or a younger woman who could be your daughter, or your sister, part of a respectable family anyway). It makes a LOT of sense to send their mother to scold these guys in the video, not because it might necessarily "scare" these men into not harassing women, but because of the symbolic transfer - it could be your mother, your mother is also a woman in the street. A regular woman in the street is a woman you can look at without these associations, and thus a woman you can disrespect, and even use for your own pleasure or amusement. Often, their attitude turns to a slimy sort of chivalry as soon as the woman in front of them fits the mould they are supposed to respect. I don't know how much weight this opinion carries here but as a Latin American who studied Hispanic-American Culture in a Latin American country and is acquainted with the region, empath's opinions don't strike me as racist, if anything maybe a little bit hurried and imprecise. I would argue though that university students can be just as bad as any other machistas in Latin America. And please let's not overestimate rich people! It is so pervasive, even in the most "well educated", and this is no different in Europe or the US/Canada. Of course, you can see some change compared to, say, 10 years ago, but it still feels much more explicit than sexism in Europe, North America (excluding Mexico). It's all over the language, jokes, and the expectations. It's all over television (free tv as well as cable). We are starting to have the discussion that the US/Europe have been having the past 30 years. But in general, I feel very optimistic about the developments - and the millennials really seem to be on to something.
  • RE: Henry
  • Meh, iPhone camera is still better than those disposal cameras, or my first digital camera.
  • Oh, and here's a full-size sample for the DP2M. Make sure to download and view at 100%. Look at that, and then go on about your iPhone being as good as pretty much any small camera. Keeping in mind the DP2M is a quite compact little beast.
  • Nonetheless, a left that was no longer supposed to exist has returned. Neoliberalism is no longer without formidable enemies. I'm sure that at the Economics faculty of the University of Chicago, they're already discussing who's going to advise the CIA-appointed "caretaker government" in 6-12 months.
  • Also, as far as "how did that happen?" Well, the former Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers) is now CAPTAIN Marvel (as it always should have been!) Tchai. There's only one true Captain Marvel and her name is Monica Rambeau.
  • We could combine it with the roving bands of shiv-wielding warrior nuns. Well, yes, except that shivving people who do this is obviously something we couldn't endorse as a civilized society and is clearly just a joke suggestion, but fining them seems actually entirely doable and practical, so long as police resources were devoted to the task.
  • Snowmageddon 2010, or, as it's known in my household, "The Glorious Week When The Office Was Closed For Four Days Running", feels so long ago. I got snowed in for three days with a girl I'd just started dating. We're married now.
  • I watched it. I wouldn't think that anyone who's taken an interest in what's happened in Afghanistan and the history of the relationship of the West with Saudi Arabia will find much that's surprising or controversial; it's broad-brush work and any analysis stops about one level down. If there is a conclusion, it's that "good-v-evil can't deliver if you assume that's all you need to worry about, but nobody's come up with a better idea so we're being dragged into the morass" with a side order of "struggling makes it worse" and an entire banquet of unintended consequence. If you're an engaged progressive, you'll have worked that lot out for yourself already. Which is not to say it's not worth watching. Lots of riveting and disturbing footage, some surreally beautiful moments, and many, many strata of irony (I doubt you'll find another documentary on the interplay of fundamentalist and Western thinking that includes Blue Peter, Duchamp's Fountain and Sid James alongside geological hydrodynamics, poisoned Pepsi and the impotence of big bombs.) And there are a few stand-out sequences that won't leave you - one, oddly, in the Moscow metro. Is it preaching to the choir? Perhaps, but I'd love to know what it looks like to those who don't already know the tune. If it is a simplified narrative that propagandises by deliberate omission or misrepresentation, rather than a legitimate crystallisation of a valid point of view, I'd also love to hear how.
  • No, but "Wicked High Tides" is real along with this past holiday season's "Yes Virginia There Is...Probable Tidal Flooding" and "Prepare for Yule Tides" *Wipes away tear* That's...beautiful.
  • Ugh I just an e-mail from my coworker who puts as the subject line to all e-mails: "RE:" then what a normal person would put as the subject line to the e-mail. I assume it's a holdover from that as a memo writing convention, but it drives me crazy because it makes me assume it's a reply to an e-mail I never got.
  • As a Californian I just want you all to know, it was in the 70's today and I'm wearing shorts. That is all. Yeah, but earthquakes, man! I'm kind of bummed that the greater DC area is missing out on this storm, to tell the truth. Snowmageddon 2010, or, as it's known in my household, "The Glorious Week When The Office Was Closed For Four Days Running", feels so long ago.
  • All that said, I rather despise my crappy original Droid camera, except when it produces accidentally interesting photos. Too often, the color balance is terrible, and I don't even know where to start trying to regain some normal color tones, besides manually adjusting individual regions of a photo. It reminds me to carry a halfway-decent camera more often. Still, I have taken over a thousand photos with my phone in four years, some of which I really like.
  • I just got a new ZS40, a point-and-shoot from Panasonic. (About which I got great feedback on AskMe; thanks, everyone!) The reason I am willing to tote it around besides my iPhone came to me as a revalation recently when I looked at the negatives from my old Kodak 4000 Disc Camera. This item puts the lie to "the best camera is the one you have with you" (which I still say all the time). In a word, the images suck. The negatives are the size of a baby's fingernail, and the camera's pollen-size lens means they are grainy and fuzzy, even when taken in good light outdoors on a clear summer day. Am I glad I captured that moment? I guess, but my aging eyes and fading memory rely on cameras to add details, not make things even hazier.
  • What do you think people are going to do, sit around eating slices of bread and drinking milk? They want some chips. Last winter a local CBC host here in Halifax, Nova Scotia coined the hashtag #stormchips which seems to have set off a chip buying craze during every blizzard, and this one is apparently no exception
  • No, there are not limits on free speech. Of course there are: "shouting 'fire' in a crowded theater" being the obvious, classic example. There's also defamation, treason, "fighting words" etc. etc. etc. There are all kinds of perfectly reasonable limitations on "free speech." Banning the sale of Mein Kampf obviously falls outside those reasonable limitations, however.
  • Couple of beers, check. Laptop with various snow cams and things, check. 60 degrees and clear in Orlando, double check.
  • What exactly is carrying a gun supposed to do? Does her dad literally expect her to pull it on a guy who yells "hey baby" or leers at her? That's not remotely going to solve the problem even if she does it every single time.
  • Why aren't large private corporations corporate? Well, they are, but when they pull iffy shit you get to blame specific people! So they're not just corporate.
  • I'm about a mile north of Times Square... it was snowing for a while this afternoon but has stopped momentarily.
  • Invisible Green Time-Lapse Peloton: "how are you going to be rhetorically perfect when talking about these things...?" By not applying broad labels to hundreds of millions of people? By talking about actual facts instead of prejudice and racist caricatures? Or maybe by just being more specific? Latin America is no more a single country than Africa is.
  • I wonder about the symbolic importance of Greece - it's this country on the periphery of Europe, it's small, it hasn't been rich in a very, very long time, it has some symbolic weight because of its ancient history, it's weak in international terms, it's sort of halfway between Western Europe and the middle east. It's striking that it has such giant weight in international terms - the British backing the right in the civil war, for instance, and the incredibly punishing austerity regime recently, plus this election freak-out. Out of all proportion to what Greece can actually do, it seems like, even if you consider international shipping stuff. And the Syriza victory is exciting, certainly, but it's not exactly Moscow in 1917. Part of is, I suppose, that Greece must be put down pour descourager les autres, but it also seems like there's this particular hatred of Greece qua Greece.
  • clickhole. i will never go there.
  • how does this compare to smashing capitalism? Because it's a GOOD idea. Smashing capitalism is a horrible idea that has never succeeded when implemented on a large scale. Strictly regulating capitalism, making smart decisions on what sectors of an economy to be more capitalistic and what sectors to be socialistic, and keeping your eye on maintaining that balance so that capitalism is allowed to work where it works best and socialism to work where it, in turn, works best.... well, before the neoliberal consensus, nicely capitalistic societies which operated under the monikers of 'social democracies' did a fairly fine job of having economic growth and still having a strong social safety net, TYVM. Capitalism doesn't have to be economic darwinism run amok. Don't let the Koch brothers OR entropone tell you otherwise.
  • ...we can put Humpty Dumpty together again?
  • Oh, the Illi-AD! Well, now I've got an old cranky man with an octopus for a face standing around waiting to impress the wife. Isn't my face red with my blood as my liquified brains run out my nose?
  • I read as much of it as I could stand, when studying that era. It's not so much that it's profoundly offensive (although it often is), but more that it's profoundly boring. Hitler, as a writer, was prolix, rambling and repetitive. I'm a fairly patient and scholarly reader, and I just couldn't be bothered to properly read more than about half. Mein Kampf isn't going to suck any non-negligible number of disaffected people into its sway. A few bigots might have a wank over it, and a few nutters might get obsessed with it, but other than that it's not going to do a damn thing. What might very well lead us into an authoritarian hell is the fact that nearly every mainstream British politician is ostensibly socially and economically liberal, without actually being liberal about civil rights. We're in a crazy era, where liberalism has become wholly equated with its fruits, rather than its principles. The fact that there are certain limited echoes of Weimar Germany in this superficially liberal era is a point that Mr Docherty ought to find discomforting, but I very much doubt he even has the knowledge to understand the comparison.
  • Mein Kamf is an excellent book and should be mandatory reading for 11 year olds. There is no better inoculation against right wing nonsense than seeing what it looks like on its own terms, in the words of its truest believers. 11 year olds on Xbox Live gleefully use antisemitic slurs they learned from Cartman. I get that these materials should be available, but we needn't be so enthusiastic about it.
  • To me, snow storm means party. To me, a party's gotta have chips and salsa!
  • Did you know that the lobster is technically a species of beetle? It's true!
  • The Bellman: "Why do you have bread, milk and eggs in your beer fridge?" When it snows, all of outdoors is my beer fridge!
  • maybe get new friends who eat real food? step 2: pillage
  • What I'm trying to say is that anti-jewish sentiment was embedded in the culture in a way and degree that anti muslim sentiment really is not. Not that the comparison is particularly apt (or relevant to the FPP), but, like, no, sorry, that's nonsense. Islamophobia is baked into Europe every bit as much as antisemitism is. Indeed, many European nations' very identities are unapologetically based around that time they drove all the Muslims out of some Emirate or Caliphate or Khanate or Neverending Clusterfuck or other. In these days of an increasingly united Europe (plus whatever the heck Russia is), popular (and official) sentiments regarding what is and is not acceptably European (or Russian, etc.) often seem like nothing more than thinly-veiled 100- or 500- or 1000-year-old grudges between long-dead empires, the Other of which unfortunately happens to have been Muslim.
  • Oddly, then, men seem to recotnize the old convention that a woman with a man was not to be bothered in any way. And that is why the notion of a chaperone was a tradition: a woman alone was assumed to be open game. Things change. Some do not. Which rested on the assumption that a woman cannot own her own body - either she is claimed by a man, or she is general property ("open game").
  • Just some snowfall climatology for the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Normal yearly snowfall in inches: Portland ME: 70 Boston: 43* Providence: 35* *areas from southern RI to south coast of MA and Cape Cod get more like 25 inches annually NYC: 30 Philly and Baltimore: 21 What is interesting in this part of the world is that a big percentage of this yearly snowfall happens in a very small number of often very dramatic events, like the storm tonight. Most of the winter is rather benign. Compare that with a place like Buffalo with a yearly snowfall of about 95 inches. Buffalo gets a lot of press because of the dramatic highly local lake effect, but most of the Buffalo snow falls as a more continuous series of small events....3 inches here, 2 inches there, etc. Buffalo is far to the west and well away from these huge coastal storms. So a place like Buffalo is very cloudy on average in winter (30% of possible sunshine) with frequent light to moderate snow events adding up to almost 100 inches a year. In contrast, Boston and NYC are sunnier on average in winter (55% of possible sunshine in winter) with relatively few days of snowfall but with the occasional block buster event that dominates the annual stats.
  • There's two things that make a photo crappy (or good): the quality of the equipment and the skills of the photographer. It's true that a good camera is still (and probably will always be) a better piece of equipment than a phone, primarily because of the lenses. No matter how many pixels they squeeze onto the ccd in the back of your phone, the tiny-ass lens just doesn't hold up to having well-ground glass in front of it. But the biggest difference between those crappy old photos that your parents or grandparents took, and the photos you and your children take is that everyone is now taking pictures all the damn time -- and sharing them with everyone else! So we're all basically taking a long master-class in framing, lighting, filters (or #nofilters) etc. I have sixteen rolls of film my grandfather shot when my dad was growing up, representing about ten years worth of photos: One roll would cover Christmas, Easter, and birthdays for him and his seven siblings. If Christmas came out blurry? Too bad. Smart phones have Pretty Good Cameras. But who cares? We're all taking much, much better pictures, which is far more important.
  • I actually don't place much, if any, value on the quality of photos of my loved ones. My sister-in-law sends me photos of my niece periodically, and I love them, and some of my favourites are a bit blurry or a bit grainy. Making them not blurry or not grainy wouldn't really change that about them, because what I love is the expression on her face or the silly thing she's doing or just the fact that it's a picture of her. Technical quality of the photograph is so far from the issue as to be irrelevant. I'm not saying that everyone should be taking the shittiest photos possible with their iPad, but my while my Samsung Galaxy Note might not take better pictures than a recent dSLR, it takes substantially better pictures than any real camera I've ever owned in my life. I also don't want to compose my shots and adjust the aperture, et al. I just want to take the shot and get back to doing whatever cool thing prompted me to want to take it in the first place.
  • I wouldn't dismiss Yoink's idea so quickly. We could combine it with the roving bands of shiv-wielding warrior nuns.
  • TheophileEscargot your wife is conserving space in the cloud and is A Hero
  • Kind of addressing this to both this comment, and every other one to this effect. But... we do this? Not enough of you are, then. Metafilter may be a self-selected subset, though, I grant. The guys who should be getting that request are probably on other sites where this conversation doesn't happen.
  • Kind of curious how Everlast got involved with a campaign like this Until I clicked on the link, I thought you meant the guy from House of Pain.
  • Ze Frank has a decent shtick. It's a shame he's working for Nestlé. It can be very hard to calibrate one's moral landscape to work out how to interact with various corporates in ways that don't batter the soul too much, but Nestlé is one of the easier ones to just plain avoid.
  • Stop trying to make Juno happen.
  • K is also now for Knighting Prince Phillip, just like an utter twat would do Captain's choice! Team Straya! This is the most bullshit government ever in this country, and I look forward to them sinking like a rock when they have the guts to face the voters — the date of which will be pushed back as far as possible, because Micawber. Something might turn up, yunno, royal baby, visit from Her Maj.
  • Great stuff. Gonna have a lot of fun with this in the next few weeks.
  • slater: "Wrong!" Hollywood accounting hides profit, not loss. The movie may not be profitable on paper, but it definitely looks like it was a good investment.
  • What exactly is carrying a gun supposed to do? Does her dad literally expect her to pull it on a guy who yells "hey baby" or leers at her? That's not remotely going to solve the problem even if she does it every single time. posted by desjardins at 4:23 PM on January 26 [+] [!] I feel like we're pretty safe in assuming that this is an unexamined attitude of his and more simply interpreted as him stating, I do not know how to solve this problem at all but feel I need to offer some sort of practical guidance so here's this rock you could carry to keep tigers away.
  • > Do films not hire people broadly associated with the topics they're portraying to ensure against howlers like a first edition Iliad? Like a consultant of some kind, even if it's just a former teacher in this case? The audience for a film like this falls into two camps; those who wouldn't notice or care about the absurdity of a "first edition" of The Iliad, and those who would notice and think it's hilarious.
  • did they end up playing Taylor Swift? She isn't on the list. Although other pop acts are, so all the preciousness about TS spoiling the Hottest 100 looks pretty silly, really. "Uptown Funk" is good enough for ya, but "Shake it Off" and "Blank Space" aren't? Pffft.
  • I wanted this to be real so much you all have ruined my day.
  • no i like the idea with the knives
  • . It's pretty common knowledge that only low-lives do that sort of thing. You never see a successful, well dressed or respectable looking individual acting this way. You sound sheltered and naive.
  • Nothing but an endless supply of mental arithmetic problems. Five levels of difficulty, from "10 - 6" to "√370881."

    You can find slightly more granular training here. See Wikipedia for a survey of mental methods, or read A.C. Aitken's explanation of his Art of Calculation.
  • Since copyright is a big issue here in MeFiLand, you might be interested to know that former Senator Alan Cranston from California, was sued by former Führer Adolf Hitler back in the 30's for publishing Mein Kampf here in the USA. Cranston had it translated and he published it to let everyone here know just what this Hitler character was all about. It was a big money maker for A. H. and he got upset because no royalties. So, yes, there are reasons for publishing such items even if you violate the copyright.
  • I liked this one.
  • See also the argument about books vs. e-books. It's an interesting argument, very fertile terrain, emotionally charged. But in the end, the Venn diagram will have haters and lovers of both, as well as a fat middle of "whatevs".
  • urgh, morality police much? Yeah, this is kind of a little awful, as is the idea that older men out with younger women are flaunting their power.
  • I once got a "simple" point and shoot digital camera. It was totally beyond me, mostly because I didn't care about photography, only getting a nice photograph. And all the pictures I took with it were terrible. My Iphone camera? Take 20 pix of whatever, one comes out looking good. Now I am happy.
  • Don't send too much water. We don't know what to do with too much water.
  • Street harassment tickets issued by Agony Aunts. A woman can dream.
  • So unless you're into the idea of packs of heavily-armed, eerily silent women wandering the streets and quietly shivving every guy who says something terrifying or hideous to us while we're just trying to walk around the world in the bodies we were born with Joining in the chorus of yes, here. Reminds me of a line in one of Spider Robinson's books (Lady Slings the Booze, maybe?): "roving gangs of bull queers looking for gaybashers to chainwhip." In other words yes please do this thing I came up behind them and called her name and they apologized to me? That's because she was obviously your property and therefore they had offended you, the only other person present. That's not ironic sexism, that seems to me to really be how their minds work. I honestly do not understand how women survive without just exploding and shooting every man in sight. I seriously don't. Gotta echo what was said above: men need to be vigilant for this and need to call it out every time it happens. NOT in a "there there dear now you're protected" way, in a "who the hell do you think you are? Stop that" way, if the distinction is clear. Or what Mental Wimp said much better.
  • Well this is certainly exciting.
  • We had a deal, Kyle: Yonatan often posts publicly about his work, and when he does, it's just shy of being an official statement from Google, because he was the lead engineer in charge of developing Google+. He also posts a ton of cool stuff that's not related to his work, but his job is definitely a major part of his online persona, so IMHO it's a reasonable way to introduce him.
  • Does whoever paid for this ad REALLY want to end all aid to Egypt?
  • Hey you guys you know those loud crinkly Sun Chips bags? They make excellent tinfoil hats!
  • It's weird because I'm at a point where I think the next 'nice camera' that I buy will be one that also happens to be a phone (I'll be posting to askme later for recommendations). I've been shooting for over a decade with my trust DSLR as my only camera and while I've picked up new lenses along the way there's really no reason to upgrade the camera itself to the next year's (or decade's) model because 'if it ain't broke'... but now as part of an ongoing project of mine I'm realizing that my requirements for my next camera purchase are 1. can encode GPS coordinates in my photo's EXIF and 2. is the kind of camera that I can always have with me and the best cameras for those use cases are called smartphones. I'll still probably lug my DLSR and lenses to most of the places that I go to when taking pictures is my intended activity but even there I think I'll still shoot some with the phone because it lets me to do things that the DSLR can't like establish GPS coords for the shoot and allows me to get something posted to my tumblr immediately rather than waiting until I finally remember to download-sort-upload at home. I know my experience doesn't match that of most people but it's worth keeping in mind that while the author and others may look at their iPhone pics and wish that it was sharper or had prettier bokeh that when I look back at mine I feel something very similar but I wish I had the latitude and longitude or that I had posted the photo right after it was taken instead of a month later because to me, and for the kind of photos I take, contextualizing the photo with time and location are important parts of what makes that photo special.
  • I've been wanting to learn to use a real camera for decades and finally asked for a Sony NEX-6 for my fiftieth birthday last year and it really is a much better camera than any phone but there's a much steeper learning curve on how to really take advantage of its capabilities. I struggled with it over the summer and then enrolled in a photography college class at the local film school and started taking pretty great pictures and am having a wonderful time playing with the camera and annoying my Facebook and G+ friends with artsy photos. That said, you can take good enough pictures with any modern phone and that's all most people want or need. Most people don't give a crap about depth-of-field or white balance or whatever and just want to document the moment.
  • He went on to say that (at least in his experience) education about the German roles in both world wars was pretty thin and amounted to "we don't talk about that". Just to swap anecdotes, I have heard many many times that Germans are very well educated about the horrors of WW2. And I understand Mein Kampf is banned in Germany. As for WW1, I think it's ok to admire the Red Baron. Like many non US Americans, I'm a bit more relaxed about book banning. But this one is pointless.
  • that's interesting - any other sources? Realistically, how do you think they found these dudes moms? And how many of them would actually catcall at their mothers without recognizing them.
  • I'm pretty sure these questions are not answered by the police in Scotland, but by the Procurator Fiscal's office. There will always be political dimensions to decisions like this, but hopefully they won't be too capricious or arbitrary.
  • What I love about this is that it doesn't stop at her experiences of harassment, but that it gets into how crushing it is to try and discuss those experiences with a loving, well-meaning, sweetheart of a father who Still Does Not Get It. "Well maybe if you have a gun/pepper spray/self-defense training," can feel like a loving thing to say, I'm sure, but it feels like yet another form of the "have you tried [X]? Think about trying [X]!" response to a problem that has no solutions that can be provided by anything I can do as a woman, anything she can do as a woman, anything anyone can do as a woman who dares to go outside while brazenly wearing a woman-body.
  • Haven't we all got something better to do than waste our time with this, this graffiti? I for one am going to put some thoughts down on paper, walk down to the post office, mail it to a friend with instructions to add her thoughts then post it on.
  • your friend, laura ingalls wilder, is a FILTHY LIAR
  • 70 and sunny in California. send water, please. so thirsty
  • For every sibling/child out there thinking "if only I'd done more" there's at least one other thinking "if only I'd just refused to get sucked into their maelstrom." And, not all that infrequently, these two people are the same person. Add friend to that list. Both my friend and from the reports I heard about her aunt makes me suspect BPD ran in her family. I spent most of my teenaged years trying to help, but in the end for my own safety I had to let go. I still think about her a lot. She was very much " I hate you don't leave me." When she was well she was amazing, but as we grew up .... Drlith is right , she never physically hurt anyone but every act of self harm, suicide attempt and eating disordered day had an effect. It wasn't on purpose, though some of our friends think it was. she may as well have been stabbing me in the gut. (Apologies for the bad typing, I'm on a tablet and it isn't playing nice!)
  • Esta actuación a cargo de actores está basada en entrevistas a sujetos reales que alguna vez acosaron por error a una mujer de su familia y expresaron "profunda vergüenza" "This performance by actors is based on interviews with real subjects who some time harassed a woman of their family by mistake and expressed "deep shame"
  • Yeah, but you have to use windows phone.
  • There's this MSNBC reporter who's doing a report from Sandwich and I swear it's the most hardcore winter standup I've been in a long time - the wind was blowing so hard he couldn't reallt stand up straight and it kept roaring in his mike and the snow was horizontal. You go, reporter guy!
  • Oh yeah, dudely inappropriate rating of a woman's looks happened at synagogue on Saturday. Admittedly by one of the bro-e-ist Jews in the shul, but I told him his comment was disgusting. Admiring her shoes quietly between us is one thing, rating her attractiveness is Not To Be Done.
  • I feel like you're assuming that I'm saying the only determinative factor in the US government was "how will we look to the Soviets" No, I'm "assuming" the thing you said: "We had to at least try not to look like racist monsters, because the more racist and monstrous we looked, the more traction this gave the Soviets and communism generally in the developing world." Not "how will we look to the Soviets"; how the US will look to the developing world. That is what you said, and that is what I disagree with. You know what really gave Communism traction in the developing world? Popular opposition to the mass-murdering authoritarian juntas installed by the CIA.
  • Dear Kitten Attends a Superbowl Party. Bonus: a room full of evaporated people.
  • How exactly does he think that you could actually ban a book today?
  • I don't say this as a form of judgment, but it's actually not surprising to me that a person suffering from BPD would open a paragraph by saying "we're really unlikely to hurt another person" and then close that same paragraph by saying "suicide attempts are as routine as daylight saving time for many of us."
  • Can't make rent; spent $600 on postcards for show. #FineArtistProblems "No, not really. Her suggestions were more like an exercise in mindfulness. Experience the event, be mindful, take it all in, see the photo, and then take it as a documentation of your mindful state at that moment. This is a lot closer to what I experience as a photographer, that what most people do when they are taking lots of snapshots.. And this was definitely no Luddite, IIRC she was an RIT professor and this was a 3 part NPR news segment. I really wish I could find the MeFi discussion of it." That makes a lot more sense. I don't know if I'd necessarily locate it in "people take too many photos" so much as "people take dumb photos without thinking." But part of why I like photography is that as someone with ADD, it's good practice to take a moment to be patient, gather my attention and think about what I want to get from the shot.
  • "Free speech isn't a license to spread hate." I need that laptop sticker.
  • It's not pro-Nazi propaganda anymore; it's Exhibit A in the case of Everybody v. Hitler. If they don't already, every printed copy of Mein Kampf should include a thoughtful preamble on this very fact, so readers are cued from the get-go that they are studying a document expousing the worst in human behaviour, not an Ayn-Rand-On-Steroids inspirational tome.
  • Is there a website where you can check how much snow has currently accumulated at a given weather station? As in, how much snow is currently on the ground outside? I don't know of a website where you can get up to the hour info about snow depth. But this site updates snow depths every morning. You can select different regions and animate the maps to see how snow depth has changed with time through the season, which is a neat feature.
  • So much of Hipster Runoff was based on other websites that quickly faded into irrelevance themselves; "bloghouse" and "blogwave" were fueled by music blog aggregator sites like The Hype Machine, the image of the hard-partying alt bros was helpfully provided by Cobrasnake. Like, what's the last you went to any of those sites? What's that Cobrasnake guy doing? Has he asphyxiated on coke-puke or 21-year-old drunk girl yet?
  • Anyone who thinks that any phone is technically comparable in any way with even a consumer DSLR and decent lenses has no idea what they are talking about. It's like saying "The free apple earbuds sound just as good as nice pair of studio monitors for the stuff I listen to." Nah, what's made the conversation interesting is that the "included headphones" here have gotten as good as say, $50-100 headphones from a good manufacturer instead of $20 walmart headphones. It's not that they're as good as a DSLR, which in this case would be say $200-500 headphones, but that they're Properly Good now, to the standards of what was a properly good midrange consumer non-dslr camera from half a decade ago or so. The fact that it takes something like a rx100 to "beat" them is very impressive. There is no other compact camera that can catch up to the rx100, it's basically the intermediate point between compacts and something like a mirrorless(which basically match SLRs in every way). I'm not surprised that a lot of discussion doesn't reflect that, as it happened very quickly and suddenly. It's essentially been 2-4 years since this went down depending on how you want to look at it. If you went back in time 4 or 5 years and showed me some of the photos i posted came from a phone, i wouldn't believe you. Look at the year over a year improvements here, and the current state of the art therein. People are missing the point here by setting the bar very high. Of course it's not a DSLR, but it's good enough to even impress someone who owns and uses one(or something equivalent in a mirrorless). It's also worth noting, in comparison to stuff like the DP2 or rx100 that yea, an iphone is $700ish off contract, but you're getting a Pretty Good camera that just a couple years ago people would have happily paid $300 or so for(and would have likely gotten very good reviews if it was small, like the casios did back then) and a pocket computer. On one hand you're being forced to buy it all together, but you're getting more for that money than some comparisons seem to be charitable of. You also have the ability to do post and edit/retouch those photos, manage the storage of them(including moving them off that storage and backing them up), etc. It's definitely worth discussing that yea, it's not a DSLR, but you're getting a really honestly very good camera as a pack in with stuff you probably wanted or needed anyways. Some people buy the phone for the camera, but if they're in the market for the phone and choose it because of the camera, then they needed(or wanted) a phone anyways. This is a bit of a sea change that these capabilities are coming standard. The earbuds aren't so great of an example. It's like buying a new laptop because you needed one, and getting a pretty nice projector and a nice soundsystem with it included in the box... or something. If the pattern continues as it has, in two years these cameras will be twice as good again. It's not so much that i think they're already at that point(nor do i think anyone was seriously positing the "vs a dslr" thing), but they're better than any of the compact cameras i ever owned, even in the late 2000s.
  • This post needs the "ihaveyourdaughter" tag, to ensure maximum views. Also the "youhaveadaughter" tag, to ensure it gets all the views.
  • 17? HA! "Hippy" was slang for hipsters in the mid 60s.
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  • Oh my God, I'm ashamed that your are my son. The Peruvian show Sílbale a tu Madre (Whistling at your Mom) takes a...creatively confrontational approach to fighting street harassment. They enlist the mothers of chronic catcallers to catch their offspring in the act, a process involving makeovers, hidden cameras and very public shaming.

    The show is sponsored by Paremos el Acosto Callajero (Let's Stop Street Harassment), the first group of its kind in Latin America, which is pushing for a national law against sexual harassment in public. And Everlast.
  • That's two feet, not inches.
  • Class 3 Kill Storm
  • Man John Corbett gets cheated on in every movie he's in.
  • popcassady: "I compile imaginary Beatles albums instead of counting sheep. In my alternate timeline, they split in 1982." If you ever want to cure yourself of that, just think of the sleeve notes all including "Produced by Jeff Lynne". Yeah, I'm a bastard ;) (I love me some ELO - particularly the early stuff - but, by Gods, the man developed a tendency to overproduce everything into a flavourless mush...)
  • I warned my classmates not to eat the snow as it was covered with little black bugs. Three days later the xenospringtails burrowed out in the cafeteria during lunch hour. Several firefights later the RCMP had the infestation under control, but we were all sent home early as our class hamster had been devoured.
  • Perhaps this should be reposted with a different pull quote. I'd endorse this. As it stands, Syriza isn't even above the fold - it gives the impression that the entire article/post is about that.
  • "Stiffly starched british person #1 to rumpled dirty british person #2, 'So you know about british person #3's secret then? But how?'" (I'm not very good at Downtoning yet.) To the contrary, you just ruined ALL OF SEASON FOUR.
  • Wow, this thing only cost four million dollars to make. It's on pace for 40 million dollars. That's a pretty good investment!
  • Labour MP, ey? Would he be down with banning Marx? Mao's Little Red Book? Of course, rhe obvious rejoinder is that banning the damned things will only encourage people to read them, which is saying something because if you want tedious writing....
  • All I wish is that someone who makes android phones could figure out how to get their collective thumbs out of their asses and put a camera on a phone that is at the level of iphones. Seriously guys, just step up your game.
  • Why is it that in our country, a gun is the first thing that springs to mind to get even, be in charge, etc? I used to run a daily. I was at the time, single. When I ran with the woman I later married, no one bothered us. But when she ran along, there were the whistles etc. Oddly, then, men seem to recotnize the old convention that a woman with a man was not to be bothered in any way. And that is why the notion of a chaperone was a tradition: a woman alone was assumed to be open game. Things change. Some do not.
  • Hot damn do I love a Calliope organ.
  • This kind of behavior is a cultural affect within certain cultures. I'm not sure there's any way to change this kind of thing in current generations. It takes multi-generations.
  • Does J-Lo get pregnant with a fake baby?
  • "Don't get me wrong, if the experience you want to have is being a photographer, then by all means enjoy yourself. But, if you are capturing and thus sullying a spontaneous moment due to a fear it will be lost, I would suggest putting the camera away and seeing every thread in the tapestry of life as it is woven." Sullying a spontaneous moment? You know that cameras don't literally steal your soul, right? There are times that I specifically put the camera away (though I always have my cell) because I don't want the burden of documenting something, but in general I see far more great shots than I can ever get anyway, so... 
  • Pshaw. Call me when they can make a chicken cross the road walking backwards.
  • Ah, yes. My mom's default subject line when she can't think of anything more specific is "Greetings from Firstname Lastname."
  • I've never stopped being surprised at how few Americans in or out of the left understand [how fear of Communist infiltration affected US Government policy towards the Civil Rights movement]. Read the average US high school history textbook and it would not be surprising in the slightest. Hell, I don't even REMEMBER covering the Civil Rights movement when I was in high school - it was pretty much "a week on Columbus and the pilgrims, then the Revolutionary War, then Louisiana Purchase, Westward Expansion, Civil War, Indian Battles, Gold Rush, World War I, Great Depression, World War II, Vietnam, Hey We Went To The Moon, Then Oh Yeah Here's Another Couple Things That Happened Which You Can Go Look Up The End."
  • jacquilynne: I actually don't place much, if any, value on the quality of photos of my loved ones. My sister-in-law sends me photos of my niece periodically, and I love them, and some of my favourites are a bit blurry or a bit grainy. Making them not blurry or not grainy wouldn't really change that about them, because what I love is the expression on her face or the silly thing she's doing or just the fact that it's a picture of her. Technical quality of the photograph is so far from the issue as to be irrelevant. Semi-related: Understanding the Impact of Video Quality on User Engagement (PDF of the full report); image quality (and lag) isn't as critical when the viewer is engaged. I imagine this is different for still images because you can sit there and gaze at all the details (the greasy hair, the sharpie on the backpack), but that's probably not the majority of photo viewers. I imagine that most people see a photo of a familiar moment and recall more details than could be captured in the photo - the feelings of being in that particular time, the people who were there, the conversations that were had, the experiences lived. Photos are just a screenshot of life, an incomplete record of a fleeting moment, in some cases capturing the wrong thing, but bringing back more memories of that moment in context.
  • my dad told me the same thing about goats in the rockys
  • entropicamericana: "70 and sunny in California. send water, please. so thirsty" How do we know you won't fritter it on your almond orchards?
  • Part of is, I suppose, that Greece must be put down pour descourager les autres, but it also seems like there's this particular hatred of Greece qua Greece. Greece must be "put down"? I guess that also what Tsipras thinks is going on, but.... Please help me out here, but isn't it rather the case that Greece is more or less bankrupt and that they need money to pay their teachers, civil servants, hospital staff, police, etc. etc.? And there are some lenders who say "well, allrighty, we'll give you money, but you'll need to do something in return. Namely, you need to clean up your act and do this and this and this." And if Greece says "no way, you can go f*ck yourself, we just want your money, without any promises in return", then NOT giving them the money they need is somehow "putting them down"? Also, how is "just give us the money - and don't think that we'll ever repay a single Euro" a threat? I suppose if Greece defaults, it would hurt some banks and pension funds in the short term, but haven't all important players already cut their losses and minimized their exposure in Greece?
  • The A/V department at Miskatonic University needs to spring for a better microphone. To be fair, it's hard to engineer a pop filter that works in non-euclidian space. Once they've tracked down an XLR cable that doesn't pick up interference from the constant screams of the eternally damned, most recording engineers will have run out of money and/or gone permanently insane anyway.
  • It's like Caligula appointing his horse to the Senate Incitatus never said a word out of place.
  • I'm not sure why everyone thinks it's hilariously unbelievable that jennifer Lopez is a high school classics teacher. because she thinks a first edition of the iliad is a hardcover book
  • jonmc: "60 degrees and clear in Orlando, double check. Next Florida hurricane, I'll be chuckling my ass off. ;> Sorry, Wolf Blitzer, et al, but the snow's stopped where I am in the Bronx. Eye of the storm, droplet. It'll get worse." Completely understood. Funny though... Ever since we moved here, no hurricanes to speak of. But now you jinxed it.
  • I think anything that gets people to think critically about their own behavior even a little bit is a victory. If "Oh crap, what if it was someone I'm not supposed to disrespect?" leads to the thought "This behavior is disrespectful" occurring where it wouldn't have otherwise occurred, that's good. I'm not bothered by the fact that it should be obvious because that approach hasn't worked.
  • unknowncommand, I think they started storing the trains around 8pm so I would assume you cannot go anywhere after 11.
  • ...pharmaceutical companies currently create cancer antibodies in expensive hamster ovary cells that do not often misfold proteins. I don't even...
  • This is giving this Chicago resident memories of the Feb. 1/2 2011 storm, where I narrowly escaped being one of those stuck in the snow on Lake Shore Drive. (seriously, had I left my office downtown around 5-10 minutes later, I would have ended up on one of the buses that got stuck. I know cuz while riding home I was reading Facebook posts from a friend who was apparently just a few buses behind me. I got home in 2 hours. He had to bail out and walk.) (I looked back at my Facebook posts from that day. I'd clearly planned ahead - for dinner that night I had meatloaf with mushroom gravy and twice baked potatoes. Also I guess I binge watched Downton Abbey, which I guess would've been the first season?) Hope all our MeFites in the area stay safe and warm.
  • The male youth of Greece is up in revolt. Anarchy, riots in the street, etc You know, there are women activists in Greece, some of whom are anarchists and riot in the streets. And the implication that all these women - whoever they're dating! - are focused immediately on getting married and producing a kid and buying a house, and of course they're thinking of politics primarily in terms of "how will the political situation impact my ability to find a husband"....I just, I am confused. This is not at all anything like the Greek people I have met and talked with. "I'm not worried about my career or the economy or ethics or my parents; I'm worried about making sure that I date an older, richer man so that regardless of any other consideration he will be able to buy me a house". I'm sure there are people who think like this, but it's not unique to Greece or to hard times, and it certainly doesn't add up to "this is a dewy May-December romance totally about love rather than money". (Now that I'm forty, I personally am sharply aware of how we overvalue youth and how easy it is for older people to creep on young people - since I, an older queer woman (well, sort of, I am read as a woman in these situations), have the ability to undervalue age-peers and creep on young people, and need to be aware of how I interact with younger folks. This has sharpened my awareness of age inequalities in relationships, not made age inequality seem like something trivial or non-political.)
  • I think this is a debate we should have, and there is an irony if we censor a debate about the limits of free speech.
    Note the quick rhetorical twist from "I want to do this" to "I'm forced to do this otherwise it's censorship". Slippery little git.
  • Welcome to the 21st Century, where every above average snowfall is branded. I look forward to the Durex Pleasuremax Snowstorm of 2019.
  • When I was in line, 4 shoppers in a row, including me, were buying chips and salsa. I still have no idea why. The mind control satellites of SALSA*, no doubt. Those inexplicable cravings are all mind control by someone. The confusing turbulence of our lives can be chalked up to competing mind control programs -- what's in the water interfering with the radio waves overwriting the microwave reprogramming beams from space, etec etc. *Sinister Alien Lifeform Space Armada
  • Again, you seem to be missing the key aspect of the proposal, which is that the only person the cop has to believe is herself. "Did I just hear that guy say that? Why yes I did!" posted by yoink My point there is most cops ain't gonna give a shit. Or participate themselves. I see you're imagining some fantasy all female task force that defends women, but this is not at all something feasible in real life. I'm finding this both so ridiculous and you so hostile that I'm over it at this point. It's a bad suggestion, and yes, tiring, because of its absurdity.
  • I don't believe your assertion that people think more about composition, framing, lighting, et al before posting to Instagram, any more than posting to Facebook makes them better writers. I think this would be true because of the instant feedback you get in terms of your art in the form of likes and favourites. I feel safe saying the vast majority of people feel happy receiving likes or favourites, and consciously or unconsciously will skew their postings towards the kind of images or posts that will garner the most likes or favourites. "Good" art and posts get rewarded, while bad ones get punished. Over time, this is a learning process of sorts. (for various definitions of "good" - perhaps, it's a lowest common denominator of photo and writing appreciation, but I'm definitely seeing the correlation between the like counts of good photos and bad photos that get posted on Facebook) In the past, without such an immediate feedback mechanism and without a platform that allowed you to widely peruse other photos and writings created by your peers, it was sometimes difficult to figure out what you were doing right or wrong, and what to aspire for / what to avoid doing.
  • ....or pink.
  • I like the idea of having a nice camera, but I also agree with folks who say the best camera is the one you have with you.
  • Is there a website where you can check how much snow has currently accumulated at a given weather station? As in, how much snow is currently on the ground outside?
  • Quilt barns. One day....
  • MetaFilter: WE UNBURLLED AN ERGG!
  • a hilariously broad generalization I see what you did there.
  • For every sibling/child out there thinking "if only I'd done more" there's at least one other thinking "if only I'd just refused to get sucked into their maelstrom." And, not all that infrequently, these two people are the same person.
  • Russian fascist Aleksandr Dugin on Syriza:
    "In Greece, our partners could eventually be Leftists from SYRIZA, which refuses Atlanticism, liberalism and the domination of the forces of global finance. As far as I know, SYRIZA is anti-capitalist and it is critical of the global oligarchy that has victimized Greece and Cyprus. The case of SYRIZA is interesting because of its far-Left attitude toward the liberal global system. It is a good sign that such non-conformist forces have appeared on the scene. [...] There are also many other groups and movements with whom we can work. The case of the Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) is interesting because it is part of the growing (and very exciting indeed) reappearance of radical Right parties in the European political landscape. We need to collaborate with all forces, Right or Left, who share our principles".
  • Greece: Think Flows, Not Stocks (Krugman)
  • signal: "That's correct, though a more idiomatic translation might be "Go whistle at your mom"." That's an excellent translation. It was what I was getting at with my explanation, but yours is much simpler.
  • Although I might experiment with click-bait headlines for mundane things in email. "17 reasons I won't be attending the plan of the week meeting" might at least be memorable enough to keep a half dozen people from assuming I'm going to be there even after I've said I'm not.
  • That NYT map - where it says "3.0"" on the east side of Narragansett Bay, we have 6" now, and it's 10:30. The storm went from "Meh. Snow." to "Mu-hu-wah-ha-ha! Snow!" in the past hour. I believe drinking the last can I had of of Naragansett Brewery's "Lovecraft Honey Ale" is to blame.
  • but if they only left the less than 50 cents a day category to enter the 50 to 75 cents a day category right above it, how big a change is that really for them? If I gave you a fifty percent raise, would you notice the difference? This is a genuinely terribly written article. Don't they have media staff who can help with this? The intervention sounds interesting, but this is not the right piece for learning about it.
  • Have a link to the actual ads un-defaced? Have never seen them.
  • But what about a first edition of David Coperfield, with one P?
  • There is no sure answer Too, too true. For every sibling/child out there thinking "if only I'd done more" there's at least one other thinking "if only I'd just refused to get sucked into their maelstrom." Love is patient and love is kind but there are people out there for whom love is also an act of heroism which can't reasonably be demanded of everyone. You certainly don't sound like you did anything you should reproach yourself with.
  • Nestlé is one of the easier ones to just plain avoid. Well, unless you are in the thankless, unyielding grip of addiction . . .
  • The first amendment may guarantee free speech, but it also guarantees freedom of religion. Posting anti-religious messages on government property is pretty clearly government interference in the establishment of religion. If you want to invoke the first amendment, at least read the damn thing first.
  • blizzardjinx
  • Until relatively recently I was Very Serious about photography; I used it as a medium to think, to sketch, and occasionally to produce finished work. I have an identifiable look that took years to develop build, traceable through periods of work. I'm reluctant to get rid of the old-school gear that taught me what light was all about, even though I don't really use it anymore. Most of that is because when the situation calls for it, I know I can pick up my F3 and load some Fujichrome and muscle memory will take over. The camera I have "with me" right now is a 5S, and with an inexpensive Otterbox I don't worry about taking it hiking, or kayaking, or whatever. I've often thought about buying a compact, fixed-lens digital like the X100 or RX100, but finding myself in situations and places where a photograph exists beyond the capability of my iPhone is less frequent, and I'm okay with that. I'll probably buy one of those nice compacts, especially if the in-camera chrome emulation profiles are pretty good and I can skip Lightroom for everyday photos. These days my biggest obstacle about photo technology is having to use a computer as the bottleneck to making prints at the level of craft I've spoiled myself with. That's the tacit advantage of Polaroid; all the mechanical and chemical complexity that designed the system results in that nearly-effortless act of press shutter, receive photograph, share photograph. That's what photography is missing in 2015. That's why Instagram has taken over— it's the closest thing to the Polaroid experience we have right now.
  • You can't really teach empathy, though, so shame and other external motivators have to suffice.
  • I think this is a perfect example of how we look back at Nazism with a kind of twisted reverence. To ban Mein Kampf would be to give it unwarranted gravitas and send the message that the ideas it contains are so powerful and dangerous, so...awesome (in the biblical sense), that they must be hidden from view. The reality is that Mein Kampf is nothing more than the long-winded and delusional rantings of an asshole. It's actually its own best argument against itself.
  • Skim milk, lime, and red.clay mix, coated with linseed oil, made from flax. It is a paint they made.
  • rtha: "It's not very snowy in Times Square yet." Here's one. Others are: Weatherbug Local Cameras NYCDOT traffic cameras And of course, the Weather Channel. I'm sure there are many more.
  • As a slight derail, I've been thinking a lot lately about how Muslims are viewed today in the west have a very similar tone to how the Jews were treated pre-holocaust. Really? What makes you say that? Was there some 1930's reaction to jews beheading people on the streets of Germany, perhaps? Or publishing videos of themselves beheading people that shaped how Europe viewed them? Are there brownshirts walking around European cities, kicking muslims out of their lawfully owned businesses while the legal authorities stand and do nothing but watch with tacit approval? Perhaps there's anti-muslim propaganda like this popping up in the mainstream media that I've missed? How does someone even use a tone to view a group anyway? And how do you detect that tone at work?
  • yea because those who don't/can't remember the past are doomed to repeat it. back in the 90s I took a German friend to the Wright Patterson Air Force museum. He was absolutely shocked and horrified by the German WWI and WWII planes, SS uniforms and so on displayed with full regalia, and confused by how the Americans considered war icons such as the "Red Baron" a notable and admirable person. He went on to say that (at least in his experience) education about the German roles in both world wars was pretty thin and amounted to "we don't talk about that". cultural assumptions aside, and I was really young at the time, but I do remember telling him that we told these stories not because we found the concept of "the enemy" or "evil" or appropriating antiheroes or whatever so fascinating (although totes some do as I later discovered to my chagrin) but that by not basically sweeping thirty or so years of history under the rug, we could hopefully as a species learn from our mistakes?
  • I want to go see this. A movie with Hispanic leads that people are actually going to see? Woot. But the trailer was nearly panic attack inducing, so... On the other hand, Furious 7 drops April 3, and I am so there. Pretty people, fast cars, good music, (slightly heavy handed) messages about chosen family, and a franchise shows that movies with casts made up of people of color and with good roles for women can be successful and make money? I love the F&F movies. Haters can hate, I'm still there. :)
  • Seriously? Hollywood is still doing bunny boilers? Wait till you hear about almost every other shitty genre they're still making!
  • azpenguin: "Pshaw. Call me when they can make a chicken cross the road walking backwards." The moonsquawk.
  • I love your mother's cookies.
  • Phnom Penh. ( last year) The leaders of the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) confirmed their purpose to ask for the resignation of P.M. Hun Sen and call on new elections, while supporting the campaign of garment factory unions for a 160 USD salary and a reform to the Cambodian rules for the freedom of association. "
  • Seriously if the two (tiny, ancient, frail, and magnificently/bespokeily attired) Quentin Crisp lookalikes on my block can muster up the initiative to shake their canes and say "how dare you!" and "you vile cur!" to some big lumbering sweaty dude who said DAMN GIRL LOOKIT THEM TITTIES to me in the middle of the sidewalk last summer then I think it's probably nbd for guys to say to their guy friends "hey this shit isn't fucking cool".
  • Women are not outside for your entertainment. Dehumanization is catastrophic. We know what it does to prisoners, to abused children, to racial minorities. Yet somehow, good people when hearing how women are dehumanized constantly, while simply existing in a public space, still find it appropriate to tell the women how to change their behavior, their attitudes, their responses, that they are expecting too much from the world by asking it to stop dehumanizing them.
  • I do like it when there's so much snow that the cars just pretty much give up and everyone's walking in the streets. Whose streets? Our streets. - uosuaq All the parked cars have their hands up in surrender.
  • There were sound geopolitical reasons for rebuilding West Germany and making sure it outperformed the DDR. The UK, despite ostensibly being on the winning side, didn't get such favourable treatment and only completed paying back its war debt to the US in 2006. It's got nothing to do with people being wiser or more humane back then.
  • NWS bulleteins for this sort of stuff sometimes remind me of the galactic Usenet posts in "A Fire Upon The Deep" - intense, technical jargon interspersed with brilliant little bursts of personality. It helps you take it more seriously, if that makes any sense - there's someone with judgement and an opinion and a head for the details. It's not a faceless committee or automated alert you can ignore.
  • It's pretty common knowledge that only low-lives do that sort of thing. You never see a successful, well dressed or respectable looking individual acting this way. Actually - 1. It's not "common knowledge", and 2. Yes you do.
  • I posted the pin up girls to the penultimate TP rewatch thread over on FanFare (look in BONUS STUFF in the OP), but I don't think there was ever a post for it here in the Blue.
  • Still spectacularly unhelpful.
  • Did anyone else find it ironic that a poster promoting hate has the tagline "Stop The Hate"?
  • colie: Wasn't there a camera supposed to launch recently that took in far more light/depth of field information than is visible normally in a single shot, and then you would be able to manipulate the image using it afterwards? Or did I dream that?
    Yes, and it takes advantage of long-known optical principles (basically, it's holographic), and is likely to remain a very-high-end piece of technical curiosity.
  • the history we choose to hide is the history we decide to repeat.
  • Pamela Geller already pulled this shit in New York.
  • Le Pen has also been oddly warm towards SYRIZA. I doubt the feeling is mutual, however.
  • > someone is driving around the west village in an ice cream truck That's the real Blizzardmobile.
  • Can't wait to watch this. See also Jon Ronson's interview with Curtis at Vice.
  • I mean shit, the bible is in English (I assume), so if Jesus was signing it in Aramaic, that would just not make sense. Might as well modernize it and write 'All the best, Kanye'.
  • Just measured - five inches, and it's not even 10:00pm. The really heavy snow is due at 1:00am. We may exceed the forecast by quite a bit.
  • Dialectical Behavior(al) Therapy (DBT), which is a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, has shown positive effects. Researchers have made a lot of progress on teasing out which components of DBT are vital to its success. It does require specific training, so accessing it isn't always simple. Dude, it says that right there in the article. Did you actually read it?
  • "Wicked big stawm" sign isn't real. Awwww.
  • Labour MP, ey? Would he be down with banning Marx? Mao's Little Red Book? A huge portion of the Labour Party and its antecedents were never Marxist. I don't know if that what the point you were seeking to make, but it's an interesting historical fact which is often overlooked. Marxism never was all that significant to socialism in the UK when compared to other countries.
  • Here's a Spotify playlist of the tracklist from Cloud Photographer I threw together just now, or the tracks from it that are on Spotify. I think maybe two are missing?
  • Here's another article on Brac's efforts in 2012. The article in the OP covers the "how," while this article covers more context, and is less of a poorly written ad for what could be a great program.
  • DBT is useful for a lot of people, not just those with BPD. And if you're motivated, there are some pretty good DBT self help resources out there.
  • Ate jacket potatoes and listened to (the beginning of) the Triple J Hottest 100 last night. Happy Australia Day! PS: did they end up playing Taylor Swift? They claimed they wouldn't at the beginning, but we weren't sure if they wear messing with us.
  • I just came here to support consensual high-fiving. Lets just all congratulate each other on the street. None of this blocking someone's path or being mean when you don't get the return high-five. But I tell you, nothing makes me happier than an unexpected, consensual high-five. Just brightens up my whole damn day.
  • Mein Kampf is horrible and was written by the most horrible person. It would be nice if this horrible person and the horror that they created weren't just swept under the rug and forgotten about. Such would be a disservice to the people who were victims of that tragedy. Sometimes it's important to not let hurtful things be forgotten, and risk having them happen again. Or on preview: He's kind of massively missing what the purpose of Mein Kampf has come to be. It's not pro-Nazi propaganda anymore; it's Exhibit A in the case of Everybody v. Hitler.
  • I also got blocked when trying to access this article here on an North Carolina government computer. Sometimes at work I'll try to go to a legit site that discusses human sexuality or similar (I am an academic), and I get blocked with the message "Sex" or "Nudity". But when I tried to access this article, I got blocked with the message "Tasteless". I was hoping that it was because it was a Cracked article being . . . well, a Cracked article, but perhaps it has something to do with the factual content?
  • I don't think a scroll should be described as "hardcover" even if it gets put into a case. I do recommend hanging out for a scribe who uses vellum rather than just settling for papyrus, though.
  • There appears to be a mirror of it on youtube at the moment.
  • √370881: 1, 600^2 = 360000 2. (600+x)^2 = 360000+2*600*x + x^2 3. 1200x +x^2 = 10881 4. 1200*10=12000. x <10 5. 9^2 = 81; 1200*9=10800; x=9 6. 609 On the hook.
  • If possible I would advise women to always run on the prescribed running trail in your area and avoid the streets if they can. But, there is something to being isolated on a running trail? The fact that we have to do this sort of risk mitigation calculus simply to exercise outdoors is just... god damn. It's one thing to think it automatically but to see it typed out is really depressing.
  • Get nice versions of the things you care about having nice versions of Yep. For me, this is acoustic guitars. Good ones make the sounds I want, cheapo mass-produced ones usually don't*. And when you care about something and invest time in it, you start being able to hear the differences, and they start to matter to you. But friends who are primarily songwriters want something to strum behind a song, and a Yamaha APX or something like that does them very well. My photos have always been "snaps", a photographic record, and a cellphone camera does very well for that. I have been very glad to ditch the camera gear. Oh, and the other thing this applies to is beer. Especially, this last weekend, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout ;-) * Although, quality being a bell curve, I have played one or two very cheap instruments that were wonderful, as well as, it has to be said, a number of very expensive ones that were TPOS.
  • Not even a chuckle. And Ze Frank should sue.
  • I wonder if this could measure up to the brilliant trainwreck that is COLOR OF NIGHT. I was all ready to dismiss THE BOY NEXT DOOR, but goddamned, these pieces have me intrigued.
  • A fact which, I promise you, we are acutely aware of. Which leads to more self-recrimination and more self-destructiveness. :-) I don't envy what people with BPD has to deal with, and I appreciate what you've said about how exhausting therapy can be. It reminds me of the constant effort described in The Journal of Best Practises for ameliorating a severe case of Asperger's. (...this case of which, as it happened, also involved dealing with a lot of anxiety.)
  • it's because the ice wraiths can only be defeated by french toast, everyone knows this.
  • Okay so is this first edition hilarity more or less terrible than the egregiously fake baby in American Sniper? Discuss. Uh, who would give a real baby to someone that is clearly suffering from severe PTSD?
  • I do like universalhub's "French Toast Alert Level". But I've always wondered what makes people think "there's a big storm coming and the power might be out! Let's go buy some really perishable foodstuffs!"
  • Shit, rtha, do you mean Sandwich, Massachusetts? That's where my parents live, and near my brother's place. (My parents, however, are in fuckin' FLORIDA.)
  • Unleash the leopards! Heads up: From a fiveish-year-old meTa about sexism!
  • negatives from my old Kodak 4000 Disc Camera. Yeah, the photos from our old 35mm camera are great, but the phone camera equivalent back in the 70s wasn't a 30mm but instamatic 126 or 110 type rigs. We have boxes of old photos from the 35mm and the instamatic. The 35mm photos are wonderful but the instamatic photos are el-shitzo. Shakey, blurry, grainy. Very low resolution. Worse than the worst phone camera photo in every way.
  • The Dutch East India Company to Forever 21, Goldman Sachs to Citibank... Someone with less money is being enslaved, no matter where you decide to film. Probably who makes your Dior shirt, or your Hugo Boss, sure. But look up the chain instead of down, and probably even you.
  • Fortunately it's snowing sideways here, so we shouldn't get any accumulation.
  • apparently this one's missing half an hour of footage though
  • I bought chips and salsa YESTERDAY. I'm starting to get the hang of this old Yankee thing.
  • As much as love Cracked, yeah, they sometimes have some harmful information (The blindness community and I absolutely cringed at the one about braille.)
  • Aw shucks no Leo.
  • I am extremely happy to see the Barrett/Floyd mashups on here, as someone who thinks Piper at the Gates of Dawn was an incredible achievement distinct from their other work. Also, I kinda wish there were a LIfehouse edit that was just 90 minutes of someone doing a Pete Townshend impression and trying to explain the plot.
  • This article is dangerously inaccurate. There absolutely is treatment for borderline personality. Additionally, a significant percentage of people with borderline personality grow out of it as they age into their late 20s/early 30s (perhaps not coincidentally, this is when impulse control and other executive functions reach their highest level of maturity).
  • I just watched. Although I love Adam Curtis I'd also come to the conclusion that you need to keep your guard up with him - but this seemed to be less fanciful than other works of his. There is so much that's crazy and really true.
  • This thread is making me want chips and salsa. Demand it, in fact. Could the 24-hour deli on the corner still be open? It might be time... to find out.
  • "There is no place for us to nap. We are doomed." Sullivan Ballou was killed a week later at the first Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861.
  • 5. Bosses love sea life facts: It can be intimidating to write to your boss, but don't worry. If you know any good facts about ocean trenches or weird fish, throw them in the subject line, and your boss will give you a promotion. The fact that I would 100% do this is possibly related to why I am no one's boss.
  • Include one of these babies ¿ in every subject line: Even if your subject is not a question, people are going to write back to ask how you typed that. How do you do that? I had to cut and paste just to post it here.
  • My running partner is a former student of mine. She's about twenty years younger than me and, quite frankly, could literally run circles around me (in fact, she has literally done that several times when I'm huffing and puffing up a hill). Why does she put up with my cement feet and lard ass? Because the alternative is running by herself and putting up with this shit. She tells me that she doesn't get a whole lot of catcalls, but when she's by herself, she gets eyed up all the time in a way that she doesn't when she's running with me. When I run, I like to look at the mechanics of how different people run - how their foot strikes, how much they lift their legs on steps, their pace, etc. I've made it a point in the last few years to only watch male runners because holy shit I don't want to make women feel like I'm eyeing them up. Outdoors is for everyone and there shouldn't be a soul who feels like if they go out for a walk or run they're going to be treated like objects.
  • Tried books.google w/ tenebrous (red squiggley duh) and lovecraft. "And through this revolting graveyard of the universe the muffled, maddening beating of drums, and thin, monotonous whine of blasphemous flutes from inconceivable, unlighted chambers beyond Time; the detestable pounding and piping whereunto dance slowly, awkwardly, and absurdly the gigantic tenebrous ultimate gods - he [sic] blind, voiceless, mindless gargoyles whose soul is Nyarlathotep." Nope no crawling sunlight. Can't be perambulating sunlight, what was it.
  • How is N not for Noice
  • some thoughts - the only one i've listened to so far is the uncensored 1960s mothers album, which is great the imaginary beatles albums of the 70s just prove to me that they broke up at the right time two records of red rose speedway? - please, no the lifehouse project by the who intrigues me and i'll probably give that a listen - the who really had a lot of good songs then - "i don't even know myself" deserved better than to be a b side i've listened to several "smile" recreations - but the official release of brian wilson presents smile is the last word, in spite of not being a 60s beach boy release i pretty much feel the hendrix family had the last word on first rays of the rising sun - but there was nothing really wrong with rainbow bridge or the cry of love, either - (and with rainbow bridge, you get hear my train a comin which is amazing live hendrix) i always thought it would be interesting - and pointless - for someone to imagine the two studio albums the grateful dead could have done between american beauty and wake of the flood - interesting because they had a whole bunch of good songs back then - pointless because they did them all live anyway and another more obscure note - amon duul II's made in germany was actually a 2 record set in europe instead of the single LP that was released in the usa - it's a lot more interesting as a double with more weirdness included, but still not up to earlier stuff also, i've always thought an edited version of yes' tales from topographic oceans would have been much better - leave side one as is and pick and choose the best bits from the other 3 sides
  • HuronBob: I love Ze. I loved him more before he became corporate... That was about 1.5 minutes longer than it needed to be.
    Since Ze started out a lowly advertising drone, this sentence is confusing to me. You loved him when he was in high school?
  • I made what turned out to be a last-minute trip down the hill to the Fairway, and while I was inside they announced they were shutting at 7:00. I was all set on buying sage sausage and frying that up with a big bunch of broccoli rabe, but the teeming hordes had bought all of it! So dinner was hamburgers instead. I also noted while reading a forum on FDNY activity that the Bronx and Brooklyn have gone to what's called a Stage 2 Fallback. That entails a reduced level of response for certain automatic alarms, such as in commercial buildings. Certainly the scanner is busy right now. There's a call for a "cardiac in the subway."
  • Machismo isn't "a part of systematic oppression of women in [Latin America]", it's a part of systematic oppression of women, period. USian men are not even a little bit immune, so let's not try to peg this as a Latin American problem Sexism isn't expressed in the same way in every culture.
  • From the Wikipedia entry on the London Debt Agreement: "An important term of the agreement was that repayments were only due while West Germany ran a trade surplus, and that repayments were limited to 3% of export earnings. This gave Germany's creditors a powerful incentive to import German goods, assisting reconstruction." Seems like back in the 40s people knew how to rebuild a completely wrecked economy - see also Japan. Not sure how we lost that.
  • eriko: Ms. Marvel #1 has gone into more re-printings than, like...anything Marvel has put out in years. It's new and it's incredibly good, and it has also been a runaway success. Kamala is fucking awesome.
  • For what it's worth, my dad had a ton of Nikon gear and a darkroom in the basement and the photos of me and my sister from the 70s and early 80s are amazing.
  • In an apparent concession to terrorists who wish to shut us up, the Harper government will be implementing new restrictions on freedom of speech in Canada. The actual contents of this currently-secret law will not be known until Friday when they pass it.
  • I'll bet Noah only picked up the Iliad because he heard the towers were topless.
  • Oh man, this trailer came on before the movie I was seeing last week (Spare Parts was really cute!) and the audience howled with laughter.
  • I think a major issue is that BPD is presented here as unique in being difficult to treat with medication, but in reality many psychiatric conditions are difficult to treat with medication. And this:
    We're living in supposedly enlightened times in which no one blames the mentally ill for their condition. If you meet people with schizophrenia, you assume whatever they do is just the result of chemicals going rogue and fighting epic battles in their head meats. But then there is a category of illnesses that are deeply entwined with an individual's personality called -- wait for it -- personality disorders. These are a series of destructive behaviors and thought processes that are part disease, and part ... just the way you are.
    is just not really true of schizophrenia, either. Plenty of people blame people with schizophrenia for not pulling their lives together better, including patients themselves. And antipsychotics don't fully work for a lot of people dealing with schizophrenia, either. I mean, I get that there can be a feeling of "Those people have specific medications for their conditions, which makes their conditions seem more legit and treatable," but I think that's a false conclusion.
  • Perhaps buy a Krama from a reputable place/site. I have a blue one. They come in red or blue. The colors do not symbolize anything political-political but rather the countries traditional colors. 101 uses for a Krama.
  • To the Greek activists I have met, Syriza is moderate. In the bad old days of the two major parties in Greece, PASOK and ND, the political identity of Syriza was that of the progressive, modern, not violently radical but still actual-capital-l Left. Since then they have toned their rhetoric down considerably on their way to power - both as a deliberate strategy to appeal to the center, and as a consequence of absorbing political refugees from PASOK. The panic of OMG MARXISM in response to the Syriza victory is a little amusing.
  • Throughout the 20th century average people took an awful lot of photographs with cameras like fixed-focus Kodak Brownies.. That is a misconception. The vast majority of consumer-grade cameras were folding bellows cameras, until 35mm came along. Those 35mm cameras were even more complex to operate, and were usually high quality precision instruments. I have some antique family photos in 6x9 format from this type of bellows camera and it is obvious to me that the photographers had more than casual point-and-shoot skills. Moaning about phone cameras not being as good as big-sensored dSLRs, complaining about "crappy Instagram filters," I have recently started to see "crappy instagram filter" type treatments of photography in high end fashion magazines, from photographers who ought to know better. This is faux nostalgia, trying to make photos look like the crappy old faded photos in your family scrapbooks. But those old photos never looked this crappy on purpose. When high end photographers are using sophisticated photographic technology trying to look like amateurs with Instagram filters, who are in turn trying to look like faded or overexposed photos, something is fundamentally wrong. or even expressing disgust at photography being "devalued" seems to me to be missing the bigger picture. Pray tell, what is this bigger picture I am missing? The photographers in that article have collectively produced more volume of printed images than the entire population of amateurs throughout the entire history of photography. I mean literally, they have produced uncountable tons of paper with photos printed on them. They are the last of their kind, and are being replaced by amateurs with iPhones.
  • the idea of packs of heavily-armed, eerily silent women wandering the streets and quietly shivving every guy who says something terrifying or hideous to us while we're just trying to walk around the world in the bodies we were born with Ideas, intriguing, newsletter, etc.
  • This makes me so homesick for North America. I don't just miss blizzards - now that I live in London I miss all weather. I just spent the last half hour lamenting all the amazing things I used to experience, like Henry Hill at the end of Goodfellas, except with weather.
  • Again, most people are doing neither fine art photography, nor photojournalism. They are just capturing things that they either want to remember or share. Unless we lower photojournalism down to "sharing pictures of a cat doing something silly" Who cares if the image of your kid with a bowl of cheerios on it's head isn't the worlds best quality, it's just a touchstone for the moment. In these instances, yes the best camera is the one you have with you. No one wants to sit through your vacation slide show besides you because it's not emotionally resonant to them.
  • Prior to transitioning I was pretty large-chested and I just happened to find enormous solace in running. Like the author, running was 'me' time and my escape from reality -- it was cathartic. Unfortunately, the treatment I received from strange men -- nauseatingly similar to what the author details -- slowly drove it out of my life. I even tried running at night before giving up entirely. That was over 13 years ago and those experiences have stayed with me. I was changed by them. And while I certainly would be far less likely to be harassed these days, it created such a negative association that it seems unlikely I'll ever be a runner again. What's interesting, and what I find most problematic though, is how dismissively the issue of street harassment is treated. Everything suggested to remedy the problem seems to place the responsibility of change on women, rather than addressing one of the misogynistic (and patriarchal) roots of it: that a woman's worth -- as all physical possessions' -- is largely tied to her physical attractiveness. Therefore, not only should she expect commentary on her appearance (at any given time), she should also be grateful to receive it (especially from men). I think the advice often given to women by well-meaning men (ignore it, carry a gun, take karate, etc.) generally comes off as insincere or patronizing. I found it incredibly frustrating. Many women have already thought of it and tried it, I assure you. But I also understand that these well-meaning men know that to not accept the 'compliment' is to draw into question the perpetrator's world view that he's internalized since childhood: that a woman's worth is all about her beauty and sexuality; women both know this and like it. It's a 'game' -- life is a 'game'. If a woman rejects compliments on her beauty she's not playing by the 'rules' -- she's rejecting the notion of beauty equating to worth and many of the men guilty of this behavior simply can't accept that (it would mean accepting their views are wrong). The only conclusion they can then arrive at is that the woman must be wrong -- she must be unware of her beauty (ie: more aggressive complimenting is needed), must not be as attractive as thought (ie: suddenly ugly) or too aware of her 'power'/worth (ie: a bitch, stuck up, etc). Depending on the situation and the man, he could then think it his responsibility to remind her of the 'rules' of the 'game'. Some well-meaning men know this and know that the brief encounter you have with a street harasser is not nearly enough time to try and change someone's whole world view -- it's dangerous and it's not your job. Men who are street harassing don't see women as equals to begin with and it's unlikely they respect them enough to listen to protests/lectures about their offensive behavior. This is why we need more men to try and bridge the dialogue with other men (including harassers) when they can. This is far more helpful to women, least likely to cause escalation and more likely to cause an actual change in behavior over the long run -- especially if more men stand up and publically shame this sort of behavior when they see it. And learning how to recognize the harassment (which can be subtle thanks to our patriarchal world) is why it's so important for women to continue to share their stories and for men to really listen to them.
  • I have a good camera. It doesn't fit in my pocket when I go for a hike, though, and it weighs a few pounds which is weight I don't want in my backpack. My phone, on the other hand, does fit, and also gives me time, maps, and when there's signal it gives me the ability to communicate. So there's that.
  • Okay so is this first edition hilarity more or less terrible than the egregiously fake baby in American Sniper? Discuss. Aargh!
  • I'm with busted crayons: the solution is public transportation should not sell advertisements. I'm also against the imposition of additional fees for usage (hell, I'm for free ridership), but additional taxes are reasonable if that's what you need to run your public transportation. I find all adverts in public transportation to be unsettling. I'm very much a captive audience, and I've seen some seemingly shady commercial ads on public transportation (maybe those lawyers were good ones, maybe that trade school is actually a good one, maybe not). The thing is, if the government allows some speech in a venue, they've opened up to a ton of speech that various folks might not want. Satanists erecting (hilarious) statues next to copies of the ten commandments is a good example. But if the government isn't content neutral, and they start deciding what is 'good speech' and 'bad speech', they'll inevitably be making a ton of judgement calls a lot of us will be really unhappy with (allowing a stone copy of the ten commandments in a public place, for example).
  • Heck, I am not even in favor of banning The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, which is every bit as hate-filled and anti-Semetic, with the added benefit of being completely made up (well, cribbed from different imaginary Right-wing fantasies of conspiracy). These things need to be out there in the open, where they can be addressed rather than left to fester and bob to the surface every decade or so in the hands of a new bunch of hate mongers. I am afraid that there is not enough sunlight to ever disinfect these hate viruses, but hiding them won't help at all. They need to be seen for the contemptible bullshit they are.
  • The thing is, Hitler is dead. He won't be starting any more wars with Mein Kampf. Other racist groups have their own texts and agendas, some of which are very useful as a way of keeping tabs on what they are up to. This particular book is a relic, not that well-written, and not exactly flying off the bookstore shelves. It's mostly of use to historians these days. But hey, if you want to make it relevant, then ban it. Nothing helps books sales (or these days: downloads) like a ban.
  • CHO, yo.
  • Find yourself elsewhere than in the grips of Juno, the Blizzard of 2015? Want to play the home game? Track the plows of NYC using the PlowNYC map. Want something faster than 15 minute update intervals, or less NYC-centric? Twitter's got you covered.
  • I have a great camera with great lenses. I have an iPhone. I have a small child. Sometimes I "schedule" actual photo shoots of her so I can have some high quality pictures but 99.9% of the time I take pictures with my phone, because it's my phone that I have in my pocket and not my camera when she crawls over and tries to drink out of the cat bowl. Look, photography is awesome. I love it, I wish I had more time to do it. But there's photography as art and photography as mementos and only one of them (arguably) requires an actual camera.
  • Now do an aged version, to get us all ready for the Twin Peaks sequel/reboot.
  • We don't need to read Mein Kampf. Nobody is saying you have to read it. They are saying people who wish to read it should not be prevented from reading it. There is nothing remotely instructive in it. It's hugely instructive about the cultural discourse that lead to the rise of Nazism. It's simply wrong to say that this is a finished discussion. No history is ever "finished" in that sense. We continue to debate the exact nature, causes and repercussions of everything from the Punic Wars through the American Revolution to the Vietnam War. We keep trying to gain a fuller understanding of every major development in history, and we need to be able to get as full a picture as possible of every document that played a significant part in those developments. That Hitler was an evil bastard and that his views are revolting and his prose dreary doesn't in any way lessen the importance of understanding the impact of and the contemporary response to Mein Kampf.
  • Does anybody pay taxes in Greece? There are some kinds of taxes Greeks do have to pay, for example, taxes that are tethered to utilities or property ownership. The Greek government has come down very hard on this, not to mention pensions. However, as Krugman pointed out, the GDP of Greece has fallen so much that it's debatable whether or not they are collecting more taxes overall than they were before.
  • The A/V department at Miskatonic University needs to spring for a better microphone.
  • I'm not sure why everyone thinks it's hilariously unbelievable that jennifer Lopez is a high school classics teacher.
  • Bread, milk, and eggs take up valuable beer room.
  • Paste Magazine had an articel on this as well which talked briefly about how the series could be seen as poverty/exploitation tourism:
    The series has already sparked debate over not just the obviously horrific conditions in the sweatshops that Norwegian bloggers Frida, Ludvig and Anniken visit, but over the ethics of the series itself, which could be seen as bordering on third-world exploitation.
    But of course the counter argument is that without rubbing our noses in this sort of exploitation, happening far away and invisible to us western customers, without using well, white people as standins, this won't get much attention.
  • LionIndex: "but here the high temperature will fluctuate by 30 degrees in the space of a week. " Oh dude. Wait for spring. You'll get that in a DAY when the spring thunderstorms blow through, you will love it.
  • It's striking that it has such giant weight in international terms - the British backing the right in the civil war, for instance, and the incredibly punishing austerity regime recently, plus this election freak-out. Is Greece not part of the EU, and thus if it tanks, does it not bring the rest of Europe down with it?
  • The best camera in the world is the one you have with you. And that pretty much sums up why phone cameras have become the default. That being said, what the writer says is correct. The larger sensor size in DSLRs is what gives you great quality (and the ability to make big prints, when you get a real keeper). Also phone gives you optical zoom, but not a real change in focal lengths like an interchangable lens camera does. That being said, I'd like to put in a good word for a DSLR brand that you probably haven't even considered: Pentax. Pentax DSLRs have one huge advantage over the other manufacturers, particularly if you are not made of money: Their DSLRs are backwards compatible with lenses back to the beginning of time. (Slight exaggeration). I can pop on a Pentax K-mount manual focus lens from the late 70s and have accurate metering with the push of one button. With a small adapter I can use great screw mount lenses from earlier than that. (You should feel the buttery smoothness of focusing a built-like-a-tank Takumar lens.) You can build a whole arsenal of lenses for the price of a single new AF lens. If you want AF, well you can put on Pentax AF lenses from the 80s-on also. Pentax also has in-body image stabilization, meaning that you can have image stabilization with any of those older lenses you put on also. No need to pay for image stabilization over-and-over with each new lens. If you like to check out what a particular lens is capable of you can see example taken with that lens on Flickr by checking out the Flickriver Pentax Lenses page. (You can do the same thing at the Pentax Photo Gallery by clicking the cameras and lenses link at the top right. Choose a lens and hit "Go". (No affiliation, just a very happy user.) Phones cameras are fine for Instagram and Facebook (and other web use) but the writer is correct. For the important images in your life, you can do a lot better.
  • Hey, man- the Illiad was the illest account of the Trojan war.
  • C-can they make it still be a chicken someday?? [Montage of lonely, late nights at the lab spent searching for full chicken recapitulation, set to "unbreak my heart"]
  • Guys I am telling you what the answer is. It's not carcel justice. It's not roving bands of grannies. It's not confronting frothy strangers while they harass women. It's not totally ostracizing men who do this. The answer is gentle conversations with men you already know, in neutral spaces. Confirm your belief that every man in your circle is on the same page wrt the humanity of women. Confirm that they DO NOT give unsolicited compliments to strangers (don't call it harassment, most harassers can find a away to special snowflake their behavior into something that isn't harassment). Ask them to really listen to women who tell these stores and to stop suggesting we 'learn to take a compliment/take martial arts/stop being so stuck up/turn the tables around and compliment lots of guys sometime/just ignore it/say thank you/travel in packs/avoid those neighborhoods/stay in after dark/whatever.' And yet. Every time I ask a guy to have this conversation with men he knows, I'm told 'but I don't know any of these guys.' I don't buy it. Somebody knows these guys. You know how I know? Because they wear suits in from of the court house. They drive taxis. They wear police uniforms. They walk their kids to school and whisper hiss at me when they think their sons are far enough ahead to not hear. These men ride in elevators with me. These men wait at bus stops and holler out of their idling cars. Let's stop pretending that this is being done by a group of imaginary ghosts. If you are a man and you refuse to open this conversation with other men, I consider you to be complicit from now on.
  • Bitter Lake "is a new, adventurous and epic film by Adam Curtis that explains why the big stories that politicians tell us have become so simplified that we can't really see the world any longer." [available on the UK BBC iplayer for a month] [trailer with Curtis's preview]
  • This fills me with dread
  • More leftist opinion pieces
  • FTA: "Do you remember the relationships you had in your early teens, when the hormones first started pumping and absolutely everything was HUGE and DRAMATIC?" I've posted about my sister many times in the blue. She killed herself a year and a half ago (Oct 2013). I ended up not being as good a support as I could have been (to say the least). My mother stuck through, steadfastly, through all the pain, as only a mother can. I can't tell you the number of times when I'd visit my folks and I'd hear my mom, loudly, on the phone, trying to interrupt and get through to her (H = her initial, for privacy sake): "H... H... Just... would you please, just... hold on... H... Listen. You're not thinking clearly. Just... Hold on... Slow down. Please..." and it was always drama drama drama. And it hurt to know that like 75% of my mom's conversation with her was always trying to get her to slow her brain down and think rationally/like an adult... As a teenager, I never noticed much of an issue, and always wondered why mom sounded so frustrated with her. Of course, I was a teenager, so what did I know of emotional adultedness. Then I had to deal with boundary issues with her when I had moved out on my own, calls at 7-8 am, when I was still sleeping or getting ready to go to work. Eventually we had set boundaries, which she mostly abided by, but she couldn't just let the phone be hung up and dragged it on and on, and it was so draining. So I ended up not talking to her much, and then... After my one sister died, this sister with BPD really did break, and after dealing with a lot of physical problems and addictions added in, and a struggle to obtain help for a decade, it took its toll on her and she ended up killing herself. What I wanted to bring up, however, was when I think I really realized, and this was already when I was, probably a good 26 or 27 when it hit me, and it may have been a combination of her having a downslide in general to me maturing enough to see it... But I recall saying to my partner at the time that I thought she (my sister) was "mentally challenged". Now - I think I would have said "emotionally challenged" but that was the only phrase I knew then. I felt like she was stuck being a teenager. And until you've experienced it you really don't understand. And when it's a teenager, you expect it, but you don't expect it from a person in their 40s. I think, there are two things I regret in my life: 1) Going in to be with my cat when they put her to sleep. 2) Not being there more for my sister near the end of her life. She probably would have ended up killing herself anyways, and she would have been in misery, but she tried and I could have given her the benefit of the doubt while still setting boundaries. Instead, I set such a firm boundary that I didn't let my compassion seep through. I can't say what other people should do or shouldn't, but for me, I thought the whole "break contact for your own sanity - don't force yourself to live in misery" was sage advice (and to a point it is) but if the other person shows improvement, if they are doing their best and you can tolerate a little of it, then don't be afraid to share the love you DO have. Just make sure that you set the boundaries that you need. Don't run, don't hide, don't shirk. Because ... In the end, all they might have is you, or their mother, or their children. And if you cut them off, that's one less anchor they have to reality. And again, if somebody needs to do that for their own sake, I cannot judge them for doing what they deem is necessary for their mental health. If my sister hadn't made any improvements at all, or attempts to do better, then perhaps that advice would have been right for me, but in the end, I sorta regret not sharing more love. I don't dwell on it, but there are times, when confronted with the issue, that I do think of it, like now... Everybody has to make a choice with how they deal with BPD, both the person who has it, and the people in their lives... And everybody has different levels and abilities to cope, and sometimes they exist with other conditions that amplify the BPD aspects of the need for attention/love... There is no sure answer, and I wish people with BPD and the people who love them could get group therapy, or at least, therapy together, cohesive, so everyone in the core group can work on the same page.
  • By 'them', i meant 'people with a machismo mindset', not 'everyone in latin america'. Obviously it's a huge, varied region, but machismo is a thing that really exists, and it is part of systematic oppression of women in the region (which is changing, slowly).
  • the photos from my 35mm camera — the ones that aren't over or underexposed, of which there are admittedly dozens if not hundreds — are like hand-sized windows into my past. For many people, photography or its attendant gear are the furthest thing from their minds, but they still want to take the occasional photo (less occasionally these days, now that the camera is always with them). The current generation of smartphones take photos that are, by orders of magnitude, far better than anything they would have gotten out of the consumer 35mm point and shoot film camera that they would have purchased (and been happy with) for the purpose "back in the day." I love my DSLR, but what works for you, just works. And the stuff these these days, camera phones, point-and-shoots, mirrorless and SLRs, works pretty damn good. It's an embarrassment of riches. I'm endlessly amused by the various filters people apply to make what's otherwise a very decent phone photo look like a badly overexposed Polaroid. It's almost like they're saying "but this picture is TOO good...let's dial up the suck by 10 per cent or so." But hey, to each their own. And yeah, the phone's usually close at hand, and not in a cupboard somewhere. Just carry around plaster of Paris and bandages to do a live casting of your loved ones. Meh. We just have them bronzed.
  • > Directed by Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious) SAY NO MORE!
  • ROU_Xenophobe: "In any case, surely the very bestest camera is the one your talented photo enthusiast friend has with him or her." Nope, the best camera is still the one that lets you put hotdogs on people.
  • Like the bison of the American plains, sea sponges in the Mediterranean sea were anthropogenically depleted, due to their being prized as bumwipe by the Roman empire.
  • Having thought about this a lot, I actually recently picked up a point and shoot (a used Canon s100). One thing to consider is that the bit about compromise devices. Yes, they'll eventually (might already be) good enough - but an off contract iPhone 6 Plus is like 700-800 USD. Plus it's a silly size, plus you might not care for iOS. The Canon s100 was released 4 years ago and is like ~120 USD now - and probably still a more capable camera. Since MeFi likes to argue - you can do the comparison yourself here or on flickr or read a comparison someone else did here. Even a 6 Plus won't keep up with a Sony RX100 mk whatever, or a Panasonic 4/3rds format. That gap will likely continue to exist at least to some degree because while cameraphones are evolving, so are cameras. But whatever works for you - for most that's their phone. I agree with the author in that I found something missing with cameraphone's shots.
  • Tremble all before me. I just checked my archives and I feel safe in saying around 40% of my email subject lines pertain to sea life. Dead sea life for the most part but it counts. 22 contained the word schist, and about 10 specifically used the phrase "ocean trench." Also I used the word pheasant twice (both times to my brother, once asking about his pheasant hunting and the second calling him "pheasant face"). I am the MOST AWESOME E-MAILER ALIVE.
  • My husband is snowed-in at a conference in PA with friends. I'm snowed in at home with our toddler and baby. #jealous
  • Latin America is no more a single country than Africa is. It is not Africa either, though. Excluding the small territory covered by the British, French, and Dutch colonies, and excluding Brazil (for the sake of accuracy), Spanish America is pretty homogeneous in a lot of ways. Of course, also very diverse in others, but we do share a history of Spanish domination and cultural influence (even hegemony), superseded by USAmerican quasi-domination and cultural influence. There is a lot that can be said about Latin America as a whole in general without necessarily being racist and I'm afraid machismo belongs to that lot, unfortunately. Though I do know that Peru is more forward thinking than, say, Bolivia, but Argentina tends to trump all others in matters of progressive thinking, Chile is doing okay I guess, but I'm too close to be objective. And Mexico is not exactly famous for being a safe haven for women.
  • I believe drinking the last can I had of of Naragansett Brewery's "Lovecraft Honey Ale" is to blame. Having tried it, I fear that, by the end of its run, Lovecraft Honey Ale will be to blame for many things.
  • instead of having to sit idly by and say "please don't do that" as we did while Communist Russia invaded its neighbors, now we're able to sit idly by and say "please don't do that" while capitalist Russia invades its neighbors! Lenin didn't succeed in teaching the Russians socialism, but by Jove, he taught them capitalism!
  • Libraries, yes. Bookstores? No. This no longer works in an era of e-readers and using Amazon as a library.
  • For those of you who have been street harassed, I'm wondering if there is an age divide. Are young men (under 25) doing this too? Yes.
  • You can have my dad, who always e-mails (never calls) when something terrible happens and he always puts it right in the subject line. "Your cousin Bill died, call home." "Your grandma had a bad heart attack, call home." "Uncle Tom in bad rollover, in ICU, call home." "Your grandpa died, call home." It's the "call home" he always tacks on that gets me, though. I see even a hint of "call home" in a subject line anymore and I get alarmed. And thanks for the reminder, Dad, but yeah, no shit.
  • Cape Cod, plenty of chili, firewood and etc. Love you all. Astoria, a jar of spicy pickled quail eggs, and some Queensryche mp3s. miss you bro.
  • There's a world of smaller cameras like the A6000 mentioned earlier and micro four thirds stuff by Olympus and Panasonic that will fit in a large pocket and take DSLR quality photos. If you buy something a few years old you'll pay about 1/3 of the cost of the Fuji X100T mentioned by the author and get comparable results, in my opinion.
  • In general, I don't buy into the "I miss weather" line of thinking, but I'm surprised at how much I miss the excitement of weather like this. I still occasionally talk about a storm that happened in Boston probably 2003 or so where we got 50+ inches in the span of a few days in back to back storms. Cambridge Street in Inman Square was a bizarre no mans land with shoulder-high trenches snow blown out of the snow to clear the sidewalks on either side.
  • Please. Educate the group as to how women sick of being harassed on the street are being racist. i missed the link in my last post, but they certainly tried over here.
  • How much cheaper was the red paint vs. other colors MonkeyToes?
  • A bad movie that never stops being fun... Sort of like Avatar or Titanic, then.
  • > "Free speech isn't a license to spread hate." I need that laptop sticker. Actually, it is, as objectionable as that may be. To contrast, Germany's basic law prohibits discussion of anti-constitutional topics; there's a government run Index of Harmful Materials, and while possession of Mein Kampf isn't in itself a crime, it is if it can be proven to "promote hatred or war". People have gone to jail simply for espouting their beliefs. As horrible as those particular beliefs may be, that's worse! No, it's better to have the moon landing hoaxers and Holocaust deniers out in the open and ridiculed than criminalized. If the cost of that is having to tolerate some horrible material on the side of buses, then so be it. (Personally, the racist advertising crosses the line for what's acceptable and if Kink.com wanted to campaign to allow explicit pornography advertisement on buses to show the absurdity of there being no standard for decency, I would support them.)
  • Metafilter: they are truculent in Greece
  • So, Hipster Runoff eventually turned into the thing that it was mocking, right?
  • I just tried sending out a business e-mail with the subject line SEAHORSES and got a very disappointed e-mail back with "Where are the seahorses?" Everybody loves seahorses. And free floating pelagic tunicates.
  • I figured out the first one: 10-6= ? (If anybody needs help.)
  • One of the worst storms I remember for totals was the surprising April Fool's Day Blizzard in 1997 What I remember most about that storm was the day before. It was Easter Sunday, and it was a glorious sunny 70 degree spring say. I remember hearing the forecast and thinking, no way. Boy, was I wrong.
  • It's the same two camps that CSI writers create the hilariously bad computer scenes for, only this time for the Humanities.
  • Cthulhu Cultists get a bad rap. One has to be unsettled by a religion which revolves around the human sacrifice and symbolic ritual cannibalism of a tortured innocent victim, a victim whose death is offered as appeasement to a god whose promise to his followers is that they will be obliterated from the earth before the terror of the god's return begins. I have heard them singing cheerfully about blood, about the wonder-working power of blood, about bathing in blood... Christianity's pretty weird.
  • (meta)i am sorry to inform metafilter of the passing of saturday_morning, who was eaten by an ancient book(meta)
  • I spent a few years in photo school, have several top of the line DSLRs, two GoPros and tens of thousands of dollars in lenses and lights and everything else. I sell and show my work regularly. I use my iPhone 6+ for the bulk of what I shoot, because it's good enough. I've never had a drive to print any snapshot I took on the phone at 30x40, and if I feel like I need to, I'll bring the Canon. But seriously, this argument really is pretty moot at this point. Most "real" photographers I know are really happy to have something tiny and pretty good in their pocket so they don't have to bump their DSLR off of everything all the time.
  • So it would be 'All the best, Hesus'?
  • sobarel: There were sound geopolitical reasons for rebuilding West Germany and making sure it outperformed the DDR. The UK, despite ostensibly being on the winning side, didn't get such favourable treatment and only completed paying back its war debt to the US in 2006. It's got nothing to do with people being wiser or more humane back then.
    Thing: If I recall correctly, the US wasn't particularly helpful in rebuilding Europe for the first few years after 1945. It was only when they realized that the Soviet Union could not be trusted that they decided to build up the strength of their allies. It's no coincidence that the Marshall Plan happened at the same time as the US and USSR wrangled over Berlin.
    Thanks to both of you for explaining something I've long wondered. The Marshall Plan may have indeed been the most unsordid act in history, but "Let's avoid another world war" just didn't seem like enough to motivate the US, IME. Certainly not today; probably not even for "the greatest generation". EDIT: It was started in 1948, for those wondering about the timing vs Thing's claim.
  • Is Islamophobia a form of racism, beyond mere (so to speak) prejudice? I'd say so, and this incarnation of Ms. Marvel appears to agree with me.
  • Yeah, call me when they can unscramble an omelette.
  • It's like Caligula appointing his horse to the Senate Perfect. Next up: Canberra residents on alert as PM seen buying violin, matches
  • Back in the day it cost four million dollars just to kit out Jennifer Lopez's trailer on set to her satisfaction.
  • As ever, don't read the comments...
  • Bah: I have the special edition of that that came in a large wooden horse. that was the little iliad, not the illiad
  • Please help me out here, but isn't it rather the case that Greece is more or less bankrupt and that they need money to pay their teachers, civil servants, hospital staff, police, etc. etc.? Greece has a "primary surplus" -- at current levels of taxation and spending, they can afford to pay for all their services. It's paying the interest on the past debt that's killing them.
  • The fact that we have to do this sort of risk mitigation calculus simply to exercise outdoors is just... god damn. It's one thing to think it automatically but to see it typed out is really depressing. It really is. After I read this thread, I went out to a yoga class. Just getting from my car to the building, I passed by some individuals and felt very on edge, very vigilant. One guy who came around a corner even made me jump a little. So, for me, even this "garden variety street harassment" thread was a little triggery. Pretty stunning actually. I consider my history of street sexual harassment to be "moderate."
  • I think as long as we're not naming libraries after SS volunteers, we'll be OK. What about ships?
  • Did anyone else find it ironic that a poster promoting hate has the tagline "Stop The Hate"? Everyone wants to see themselves as the good guys. Even bigots.
  • The incredible emotional "mind-reading" that many with BPD have isn't just limited to reading faces, though. I have a friend with BPD and we talk on the phone from time to time - in fact, I haven't seen her in person in over a decade. But her ability to pick up on things I'm thinking or feeling but haven't said in during a phone conversation and state them out loud is spooky (she herself says "witch-like")... it really does seem like mind-reading at times.
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  • That's correct, empath, but that's not what you did. You said that machismo was pervasive in Latin America (except among the urban rich and educated, because apparently they don't catcall), argued that the set of behaviors that make up machismo are distinctly unique to Latin American culture, and insinuated that Latin American culture is a monolith. All of that? Is racist, with a little xenophobia, classism, and elitism thrown in for good measure. Some parts of the US might use slightly different terminology to describe this set of behaviors (macho, perhaps, gee I wonder where that word comes from) but they are the same behaviors. If you check the very next FPP above this one, you'll see a great discussion of this very thing from right here in the US of A.
  • Bread, milk, and eggs take up valuable beer room. Why do you have bread, milk and eggs in your beer fridge? You don't have what, now?
  • Hawk and Big Ed
  • Buzzfeed is a private company, so technically it's not corporate That's an interesting definition of the word "corporate," and one I'd not heard before. Why aren't large private corporations corporate?
  • @Sys Rq, that's the point though. US foreign policy was centered on being utterly evil in the third world for the benefit of American kleptocrats while maintaining a public face of being the shining city on the hill. It's easier, in the not pissing off kleptocrats sense, to ease up a bit on racism at home than it is to stop supporting business friendly dictators abroad. A government that does that pisses off the Dixiecrats and the KKKers and David Duke, but a political career can survive that. Pissing off Standard Oil, or Dole Fruit, or [insert big business here] is much riskier to various political careers. So the US engaged in a lot of very dishonest PR about foreign policy, but had to back it with at least some faint shred of reality and relaxing on internal racist politics was the cheapest shred of reality that they had.
  • Cracked.com is interesting - I like the podcast, and I'm (sometimes) mildly amused by After Hours, but it's like mining: sometimes it's a diamond, but mostly it's schist.
  • it's unclear from the abstract, but it seems like they unboiled the purified protein components on the egg white, not the whole egg or even the egg white mixture. I will wait for the sequel....
  • The problem Syriza confronts is that servicing the debt requires austerity, but re-defaulting the debt will probably exclude Greece from the capital markets and maybe even kick it out of the Euro, which will lead to more austerity (potentially much more). "Tax the rich" will work very poorly because most rich Greeks earn their income, and hold their assets, abroad. "Tax the middle class" is just austerity by another name. No easy solutions for anyone.
  • Disappearing people but with dogs.
  • Someone is using an email address similar to mine on fetish sites, which gets me 'interesting' email subject lines at least once a week.
  • Yoink - if you really think you can convince your municipality to actually sincerely take harassment seriously enough to the point that the criminalize it, please try. Actually, seriously, please try. Ask your mayor or police chief to set up such a task force and see what they say. Maybe then you may start to discover that the problem isn't that they don't know how to work out the logistics - it's that they don't want to.
  • That's nothing, I have a first edition of the Necronomicon s͕͚̱̕i̮g̲̯̤̰ͅn̖̯̙̖̺ͅe̮̖̯͡d̳̳͕̥̫̕ ͓̫͙͈͎̺b͎̭͈̥̭̦̲y̷͚̜̖̳̼͔ͅ ͜ṯ̷̫h̭̘̰̭̠̥̣ẹ̫̝͖̣ ̩̠͠U͎̯̼n̼͔͉̰̩͎̠h̹̟̤̞̱̼ͅo̶̞̻͚ḻ̷̥̣̘͉̤y̬̳̱͓͞ ̀O̗̫̗̙̱͖͟n̹͜e̵̞ ̹̱̞̗̬̝̣i̭̰̙͔̜͓̪͎̭̮͈̗͙̭͎͘n̵̛̹̤̤͈̖͉͓̰̭͇͙̗̗͖̘͕͉ ̷̢̩̣̩͉̣̪͔̗̯̥̺̹̱͘͟͠ͅt̸̵̷͕̥̪̣̞̠̳̜͕̝̟̤̮ͅͅh̨̧̫̰̪̱͇é̟͖̤͇̫̪͇͟͡ ̴̨͎͎̫̫̗̮̘͉͈̳̯̺̱̺̻́b̢̨̠̲̲̳͚͚̞̠̝͓̬̟̩͈̳̝͝l͜҉̠̦͙͙̩̠̱̲̖͕͉̪͢o̪̱̪͚͘̕͜ͅͅo̶͇̥͔̲̩̻̟̱̘͖̙̜̻͙͖͔̟̕d̸̫͉͍̯̗̗̺̗̙̖̙̥͕̣͚̀ ̶҉̧̛͖͍̖̖̪̞͙̼̠̘̱͉͍̗̜̣̦͞ͅo̴̙͕̺̝͙̖͎͞f̶̮̯̙̹̳̤̥̤̩̞͔̙ ̸̱̭̯́͢͜͠ͅt̴̶̡͈͙̩͚̱̠̞̘͓̰̙̼̻̬̠̰̞͇̀͝h̸̫̫͔̞̥͕̲͕̣͡e̛̺̖̤̳̠̦̗̺̪̰̘̘͉͜ͅ ̰͇̝͕̝̘̰̞́͟͞i̢̕͏̸̷̭̦̙̱̩̬̯n̡̯̮͇̯͉̠͎͕̭̮̞̦̙̼͎̪̥̫͟ͅǹ̶̨͓̜̺̦̖̺͍̱͚̜o̡̠̫̹̳̱̪̘͕̩̩͇̝͠c̸̴̢̻̞̲͖̼͘ẹ̶̪͔̘̲̱̤̻̳͚̙̥́͘͜͟ͅǹ̢͓̻̲̘̪̭͉͓̙͈͕̪͜͟͠ͅt̶͈̙͕̩̩͓̫̤̺̼̫̩͢
  • Perhaps there's anti-muslim propaganda like this popping up in the mainstream media that I've missed? Unless you've been in a coma for the last thirty-five years, I don't see how you could've missed it.
  • Oh, winter. And we were doing so well.
  • All the stores are mobbed right now but we don't have any bourbon. Do I go out? Consign myself to far less appropriate gin drinks? Should have planned ahead.
  • For everyone who thinks their circle of friends doesn't include any of these guys, how do you know? You may know they're not doing it around you. But for someone who engages in street harassment, he doesn't have to see his guy friends doing it to assume they probably do it, too. He assumes it's like masturbation; everybody does it, and nobody needs to talk about it with their friends. The way to continue the status quo is for non-harassing guys to assume none of their friends ever street harass, so there's no need to say anything; and that way, the harassing guys can go on assuming they're just like their guy friends who all totally say these things to women from time to time because it's so normal there's no need to discuss it. And if guys examine their discomfort at possibly saying something gently to their best buds about this in a neutral setting, maybe they will realize a little more deeply what they are asking of women when they expect the woman being harassed to say something sharply about it to a stranger in a public setting.
  • I'd say that Islamophobia (like anti-Semitism) is functionally similar to racism, Isn't all prejudice functionally similar?
  • Empath, that's interesting - any other sources?
  • The best X is whatever the Verge covers in between the time it's introduced on the market and the time they publish a bad review of it. Their editorial effusiveness tends to last only a few months before they recant and endorse the opposite viewpoint, so this essay was just ... more of the same. In a few months they'll be singing the praises of some phone camera and talking about how it makes SLRs irrelevant. Lather, rinse, repeat.
  • Help! I'm stuck in the Brown Jenkin pose, and my tiny hands feel like they're on fire!
  • Woohoo! Trains were still running-ish until at least 11:35.
  • So where is the line where shutting down speech is allowable? Incitement to violence appears to be a bright line.
  • I've seen men teaching it to young boys who are walking with them.
  • Cthulhu Cultists get a bad rap. The whole religion is about like, being healthy, man! And also meditating on the best position to be in when swallowed by Dagon.
  • There's gotta be way I can make this interesting for my nine year old... So much cooler than anything else he can play on a phone...
  • As one might expect, Jacobin has been all over this: On the Doorstep of Power Winning an Election Does Not Mean Winning Power Hope Is on the Way Greece: Phase One Understanding the Greek Communists A Historic Opportunity I would also note there was a pre-election thread about SYRIZA three days ago. Lastly, something I linked in the other thread: the celebration of SYRIZA members at the party's Athens election centre last night (Bella Ciao song lyrics). I don't think anyone has been that happy in Greece for a while.
  • I started carrying a small camera again for situations where it's feasible - my phone can do the thing all right, but if I should need to zoom in on anything it's no good at all. Same for low light. I never know when I might have to take 300 emergency pictures of the moon and my phone just can't handle that.
  • I spent two hours digging into a parking spot, the only time I've ever had to do that. Digging into a parking spot is the absolute worst.
  • I know maybe one or two guys like this off the top of my head. I bet you know a ton more who make casual sexist comments that ping the radar less than the "pigs" do.
  • I too dislike banning any books. It might be noted that Egypt promoted and televised the forged Protocols of Zion, and that helped keep the Egyptians opposed to the Israelis, with whom they had worked out a peace deal,. And in reference to the Muslims, noted in the comment above, the Arabs clearly aligned themselves--google this--with Hitler and his anti-Jewish program Now having said I supported fully allowing books to be published I just wish our nation would make available (it is not banned so much as kept hidden) the torture, the chemical experimentation, the disfiguring of enemy bodies in war, etc that is all a part of our history, military or otherwise...After all, the Nazi eugenics program had its parallel if not its foundation in social Darwinism taking place in our own nation
  • And thirdly, to ensure from a fiscal point of view that the revenues of the state do not collapse as a result of some kind of strike by those who have the capacity to pay taxes. When labour goes on strike, it's a distortion of market forces which must be stopped. When capital goes on strike, it's an inevitable working of market forces which can't be stopped.
  • Baking. Baking is the antithesis of dissertation writing. There are clear instructions. It takes a finite amount of time that is well known at the beginning. There is an obvious end point (both temporal and teleological). The quality of the results is immediate and mostly unambiguous. Baking will keep you sane. Plus, your fellow grad students will love the cookies. (Bonus, you will generally feel less happy with the results than everyone else. So, you won't confuse yourself with feeling anything like satisfaction, since that might make you start wondering why you should finish the PhD instead of opening a bakery.)
  • It's nice to think that some of my GCSE history lessons would have been criminalised, but honestly, what a wally.
  • I recall a comment, might even have been on metafilter, where someone talked about how their family repainted the barns. They'd drive up to the Iron Range, find a couple of nice boulders of iron oxide ore, bring them back home and put them in a grinder, and then mix with milk and a few other things to make paint. I suspect the extreme cheapness of red paint and the tradition of it being used on barns dates to such homemade paints such as that, not modern day paint pricing.
  • Ze Frank was better when he wasn't sponsored. But I still got to look at cats. /thatawesomebandnowsucks
  • Don't get me wrong, if the experience you want to have is being a photographer, then by all means enjoy yourself. But, if you are capturing and thus sullying a spontaneous moment due to a fear it will be lost, I would suggest putting the camera away and seeing every thread in the tapestry of life as it is woven. Words fail me.
  • Impressive, but it's no Snowmageddon.
  • I like this storm, because otherwise I would be annoyed about my 12 hr layover in London. Instead I am glad I got out of Boston this morning.
  • I've got a nice Canon SLR up in the closet somewhere, but I wouldn't even know where to get the film developed since my favorite shop went out of business a few years ago. I also have a few digital point and shoots, now ranging from "not nearly as good as my iPhone" to "just marginally better." But what I like most about the smartphone camera is that I don't feel like a tourist when I take a picture.
  • If I'm going to get the hots for any man from Twin Peaks, he has to be built for dexterity, not power. Let's make him more lean. And you know what? Seeing his eyes is important. They should be large and intense. Let's throw in some rosy cheeks and kissable lips.
  • A friend's father recently died. I'm at the age where that starts happening a lot. Anyway, friend noted that his father left behind thousands of slides, without any narrative. If they'd talked about those pictures before his father died, they might be worth something. As is, there are probably a few gems in the chaff, but the collection as a whole is just taking space. I recently sold my DSLR and lenses and such. The body was aging, the glass was still really nice, but there was little to no chance of me bothering to upgrade that body. And I've let my point-n-shoots die in favor of my cell phone camera. The act of being a "photographer" rather than grabbing snapshots removes me from the scene. The camera is big and heavy and intrusive. Rare is the location that hasn't been photographed by people who have taken the time to stake out that scene for the perfect light. What matters more than the place is the memory of who I was sharing that place with... ... and, I've got thousands and thousands of well composed shots that I could either spend time organizing or reminiscing over, or I could be going out and having new amazing experiences. And if you look at the pictures that accompany that article? Yeah, buy a couple of postcards or the inevitable tour book. Slap that in a closet. Half a century from now when your heirs are loading stuff from your house into the dumpster, they'll say "oh, [parent] went to [place] that one time..." Or take a few pixellated shots of people doing stuff and find a way to share the experiences.
  • At our local school Our principal was fired after he tackled a kid who was pummeling another kid smaller than him. Link to well-reported news story or it didn't happen.
  • A client regularly sends emails that say "PLEASE READ" in the subject line. I read all of their G--D--- emails but those marked "PLEASE READ" are the ones I would happily delete without reading.
  • gottabefunky: "Sílbale a tu Madre (Whistling at your Mom)" "Sílbale" is imperative, so that's "Whistle at your mom". It's worth noting that "<do whatever> at/to your mom" is a common comeback in Spanish to either requests for doing that thing, or in annoyance at someone doing the thing.
  • urgh, morality police much? Yeah, this is kind of a little awful, as is the idea that older men out with younger women are flaunting their power. Yeah, I understand the shorthand going on, but as the son of a couple with a big age difference between them (with the younger one being an accomplished professional and breadwinner for most of the length of the marriage) it gets on my nerves.
  • time machine headlines.... hmmmm..... HITLER ASSASINATED! Who the fuck is Hitler?
  • why should we do nothing about just because it's marginally better than something else? We should do something about it. We don't because we like our cheap consumer goods. I don't know what the result would be if we all decided to stop buying those cheap goods that are made using slave labour, but I'm not sure that it would result in those currently being exploited having their lives made any better and could make them much worse off if the market for what they produce dried up.
  • Wait, Ms. Marvel is Muslim? I had no idea. How did that happen? Don't get me wrong, I'm really thrilled with that, but that's a US comics publisher doing something right, and historically, you bet against that. Oh, and remember: 1) The 1st Amendment prohibits *Congress*, that is, the US Congress, from inhibiting the freedom of speech, and #2) Freedom of speech is not the freedom of the consequences of speech. Having said that, this is pretty awesome, but also yeah, that's defacement of public property. Awesome defacement, but defacement none the less. However, given what's being defaced, if I was the prosecutor, I'd make sure to "screw up" that case badly so it couldn't be prosecuted.
  • Bookmarked. Thanks for this!
  • the you tube mirror is already down. I thought he had a website?
  • I've seen people argue that anti-Semitism isn't a form of racism, because Jews aren't a race. The thing is, race is not a scientific definition; it's a socially constructed idea and it's not so long ago that Jews were deemed to be a distinct race for legal purposes in the USA. The people who were trying to pull the Jews are not a race thing were never social justice warriors intent on having the best possible definitions: they were bigots trying to score rhetorical points. I'd say that Islamophobia (like anti-Semitism) is functionally similar to racism, but that there's no real point in fighting for the right to use that specific term. If someone pulled that on me I'd say, OK, would you object to the term bigotry?
  • He's not talking with her about vague generalities of the Dangerous City and the Dark People who live there Yes, that's why they're called dogwhistles.
  • how does this compare to smashing capitalism? It actually works.
  • Good answer, The Master and Margarita Mix. I don't mean to say that prejudice is less harmful than racism, per se. I was referencing an old discussion with a friend who walked out on me after I refused to agree that Islamophobia is "only" a prejudice and not also racism. But that's neither here nor there, and I don't want to derail the discussion.
  • K is for Keith, that most Australian of names
  • Kitty gets what he wants.
  • How about an online and poster campaign that Feb 29, 2015 is National Knife-A-Catcaller Day. The idea being that the publicity is the point, since the day doesn't actually exist.
  • RE: a drop of golden sun
  • If you want your inter-office email to get read, make sure it includes an adjective in the subject line, then append -ass or -as-fuck. "List of applicants"? No. "List of good-ass applicants." or "List of qualified-as-fuck applicants." It will get read.
  • Ah, I knew I had seen her work before. I really thought there was a Metafilter post about the Twin Peaks pin up girls series, but I can't find one.
  • When I was in Mexico last year, the bed and breakfast I stayed at had a program where you could buy some groceries and give them to a local family. I thought that was a nice thing to do that would make a difference, so we did it, but I was shocked at what poverty really means in Mexico. A single mother with several children who were all obviously malnourished, that lived in a tiny cinder block shack with dirt floors, no doors or windows, no screen for mosquitos, and their only furniture was a hammock that a tiny baby was sleeping in. I don't know what I expected to feel when I gave them food, but what I didn't expect to feel, as the little kid got excited about the lollipops in the care package (along with rice, corn flour, diapers, etc), was shame. They wanted to take pictures with us, because I guess that's what they usually do when they bring food, but it didn't feel right. There was nothing to be proud of, that we force people to get by with so little. It's a crime. It's different seeing it up close than in a tv commercial asking for money. And yes, moving them up to a dollar a day would make a vast difference to their lives, and two dollars even more.
  • For those of you who have been street harassed, I'm wondering if there is an age divide. Are young men (under 25) doing this too? I've only observed this before as a man, and in NYC, and it did seem like it cut across all ages. The last time I was street harassed, it was a carful of 14-17 year old boys. Which I know because I tracked them down and told their parents. Hahahaha. I am 50 damned years old (although, in their defense, I was a dewy youth of 49 when that happened), and I was motivated to track them down because a teenaged girl who saw it happening told me not to feel bad because they do that to everyone. Which got me thinking if they feel so comfortable being that aggressive and obscene with a grown woman, what must they be doing to 12 year old girls? BTW, I know most men mean well when they make suggestions about how to respond to these things, but we women are much more familiar with the situation than you are, and we're better at handling it. Please keep your focus on educating other men, not telling women how to react.
  • I think a comparison between Mein Kampf and the Bible is very apt. I have personally read the Bible cover to cover three times, which is exactly three more times than nearly every Christian I've ever known has read it. Given the reviews I'd accept that only those afflicted with a powerful enough curiosity or truly diehard interest bothered with the Kampf.
  • My wife refuses to use subject lines or create new emails, she just finds a random old one and replies to it. This leads me to endlessly freak out thinking that the heating has broken again or we're months overdue with a bill, only to find that she actually wants me to buy eggs or something.
  • Oh Jesus Carles. He's got a show on SiriusXM and while I love his taste in music, I cannot stand listening to him speak. The contempt for his audience is palpable.
  • I also don't want to compose my shots and adjust the aperture, et al. One of these things is not like the other.
  • Woo that's awful stuff.
  • *please don't fuck it up for the rest of the left even though I have no right to ask that*
  • If you have been scanning year-after-year of family memories off of 110 film instead of 35mm the experience might be a little blurrier.
  • "Back in 1953, under the London Debt Agreement, America asked European countries, including Greece, to agree to write off 60 percent of Germany's debts from World War II and to put a moratorium on debt repayments. That was accepted as a solution. What we are asking from Germany is basically the same." - Alexis Tsipras in a 2013 interview with the Washington Monthly. It is perfectly normal for debts to troubled debtors to be renegotiated and/or partially or wholly written off. It was done for Germany in the early 50s, and it can and should be done for Greece now. Or maybe Greece should just exit the Euro. What doesn't make sense is the current situation in which austerity measures serve to reinforce and prolong an economic depression.
  • And honestly, that kind of "maybe we could fix it like this" suggestion is very tiring.
  • I lived in California for three years, and I think it was sunny and cool the whole time. I missed weather so much. Now that I'm back in weatherland, I'm all grown up and have to act coolly professional about snow days when in fact I'm screaming, "BRING IT! BRING IT ALL! MUAHAHAHAHAHA!" somewhere... not so deep inside.
  • I think people are reacting in negative ways to the article's headline (and the title of this Metafilter post), which includes the words "you should." People do not like to be told they're doin it wrong. But it's worth noting that the headline was almost certainly not written by the article's author -- and the article itself does not include the words "you should." In fact, this is the closest it gets to recommending a course of action: "I do suspect there are people like me who unwittingly forgot the pleasure of good photography because their phone made things easier and it captured images well enough."
  • P chilensis sex life is exotic too, from a mammalian perspective. They are born male, but become hermaphroditic at "puberty". This means that, while they usually breed with other members of their species, isolated individuals can, at a pinch, go fuck themselves.
  • As a Californian I just want you all to know, it was in the 70's today and I'm wearing shorts. That is all. Different strokes and all that, but I never quite got why "It's always bland out and never particularly changes" is a selling point or something that people would be jealous of. BRING ON THE SNOW MONSTER. I love snow so much. SNOW. SNOW! Preach it, brother!
  • This is a sick fucking wheatpaste job and whoever did it rules... but ugh, similar gross ads happened in seattle. It made the news, but no one really did anything about it. It prompted a big shitstorm and the end result was "no political ads on buses" which... awesome? It still felt, somehow, like the shitty people won though. Especially since there's the whole black hole of "well ads saying come to planned parenthood for abortions are political since abortions are a political issue zomg!" seemed to happen, since all that disappeared too.(and seriously, whoever either wimped out on that one, brought up that point, or silently made that call deserves to go in to one of those big commercial rotisserie chicken machines). If i had to make the call, i'd say that no ads are allowed except ones for public services or free events in public spaces(IE the symphony performances that anyone can attend free) that people may not know about. Fill the spaces with art and poetry, which we already get a little bit of. "Free speech isn't a license to spread hate." I need that laptop sticker. Stickerguy.com will do 250 nice big bumper sticker sized ones in simple b&w bold white text on black for $35. If a few people here were willing to chip in a few bucks, it wouldn't be that hard to do them up and mail them around to everyone. It's actually a pretty awesome sticker idea. I'd slap one on my machine. I can make a mefiprojects post if people are really interested. On that note too, i'm still annoyed that there's no site where i can just order like one or two sheets of 15/30 stickers for like $5-10. you always have to order a fuckton. ugh.
  • I love my iPhone 4S photos until I look at them on a big screen. They're still fantastic photos a lot of the time, and I'm glad to have them. But there's a certain point where a tiny lens that has been unprotected in my pocket is just not going to ever stand up to even a little big bigger lens that has not been getting all gunked up. I have a Canon PowerShot A630 point and shoot from like 10 years ago with 8MP that's got a terrible screen, slow autofocus, and lots of other drawbacks, and it's bulky. But its giant lens (compared to a phone and most point and shoots today) and ability to shoot full manual combine to take photos that are incredible compared to the iPhone. It's nowhere near as good as the big, newer DSLR, obviously. But all I have to do to remind myself not to rely too heavily on the iPhone for photos I hope to cherish years down the road is take that 10-year-old Canon on a family outing, ignore what its pictures look like on its own terrible old screen, and then look at the gorgeous photos it takes on a nice big monitor. It's like listening to a real CD of an album I'm used to hearing as mp3. It's easy to forget the difference, but the more accustomed I get to the lossy version, the more stark the contrast is when the comparison is made head-to-head.
  • Cathy Wilcox is a national treasure. Her Twitter feed is a good way of keeping in touch with news from home for expats, too. More fun than reading the depressing news of Abbott's escapades in straight reportage. It's a shame that Australia's political cartoonists are mostly best-known and appreciated only in their home cities and states.
  • > Digging into a parking spot is the absolute worst. It might lose out to digging your car out of the impound lot where it got towed to in the snow emergency. 'Cause you just paid $120 (impound fee, cash only) for the privilege of being allowed to dig it out, you don't get to use the spot you dug out, and there's the extra prize of the $75 ticket for the parking violation under your windshield wipers when you're done digging it out.
  • The most irritating person in my office uses the same subject line for every single email no matter what the content. "An Email From $hisname," even though his name is his email address and everyone can clearly see that this is an email from him. i delete them all unread and i don't even care
  • Albums That Never Were

    Soniclovenoize recreates versions of lost albums. The Beatles (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), Pink Floyd (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), The Beach Boys (1, 2,3, 4), The Who (1, 2), Dylan (1, 2), Hendrix, The Doors, The Velvet Underground, Zappa, Captain Beefheart, The Turtles, The Zombies, Van Morrison, Neil Young, CSNY, The Clash, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer, and Mars Volta.
  • ^ yeah, seconding this. Everyone pls send only sea life facts henceforth, thanks!
  • Love that Vice interview - I didn't realise Ronson and Curtis were friends and I'd not seen that previously so thank you. I think my main concern is that Adam Curtis's documentaries appeal to me so very much that I end up having to run my "mental anti-virus" to make sure that they are actually factual. It always sounds absolutely 100% plausible but I'm aware that the way he delivers his narrative is designed to have that effect. I love his technique and I've been watching his stuff for a long while now but I am just wary about swallowing stories wholesale, particularly where they agree with my existing prejudices.
  • TV show tricks chronic catcallers into harassing their own mothers (in Peru).
  • On our first date, my now-wife gave me an autographed first edition of Ethel the Aardvark Goes Quantity Surveying. That's when you know it's true love, people.
  • What exactly is carrying a gun supposed to do? Does her dad literally expect her to pull it on a guy who yells "hey baby" or leers at her? That's not remotely going to solve the problem even if she does it every single time. Having grown up in suburban-ish Michigan*, I think something slightly different might be going on. There's often a general sense, especially among the older crowd who would be senior citizens now, or pushing that age, that when you go off to The City (i.e. Detroit or Chicago), you need to "be careful" and "take precautions" (i.e. carry a gun) because "you never know," or because... well, often the sentence trails off there but it's implied that it's because, you know, there's so many of those people. That doesn't expressly relate to street harassment, since of course that could be perpetrated by people of any race. But I think it's a matter of everything looking like a nail when you have a hammer - this guy probably firmly thinks his daughter should carry a gun in Chicago, and now that something dodgy happens, even if it's really kind of different than his previous fears, it just reinforces that belief. So, bottom line, she should carry a gun to deal with street harassment because racism. * Not that there's necessarily anything unique about the place, in this sense
  • And just to clarify - "modulated certain of its policies to the left" doesn't mean "became left"; it means "were less right-wing than they would have liked to be".
  • Docherty said that the reality today is that if "someone puts the contents of Mein Kampf on to a blog, the police would knock on their door ..." Is that actually true in Scotland or in the UK in general, since the Guardian didn't see fit to comment?
  • Good answer, The Master and Margarita Mix. I don't mean to say that prejudice is less harmful than racism, per se. I was referencing an old discussion with a friend who walked out on me after I refused to agree that Islamophobia is "only" a prejudice and not also racism. But that's neither here nor there, and I don't want to derail the discussion. Well, it's certainly a form of institutionalized, societally propagated prejudice. I think people who get bogged down in "is or isn't this racism?", like your friend, are essentially reacting to what they take as an accusation. It's kind of unfortunate that pointing it out is a cognitive kill-switch for a lot of people, but it is: ironically, the degree to which it's "universally" agreed that racism is bad kind of lets people take offense and then stop taking responsibility when it's pointed out.
  • Fresh Direct is supposed to deliver to me between 7 and 9. I really hope they make it or I'm having PB&J and wine for dinner.
  • There's often a general sense, especially among the older crowd who would be senior citizens now, or pushing that age, that when you go off to The City (i.e. Detroit or Chicago), you need to "be careful" and "take precautions" (i.e. carry a gun) because "you never know," or because... well, often the sentence trails off there but it's implied that it's because, you know, there's so many of those people. Yea this is what I was getting at before, and I'm surprised so many people are talking about her poor helpless father. Lots of dogwhistles in her description of his "advice."
  • From TFA The camera has a permanent fixed lens, meaning I can't replace its lens with another lens. This is okay because I never learned to use lenses in high school and also because photography is expensive, and if I get in the habit of buying lenses, I will blow through my salary like the candles on a birthday cake. LOL that's why I finally sold my Hasselblad. I mostly used my 35mm camera with a 70-210mm zoom. The Hasselblad equivalent was the Schneider Variogon 140-280mm zoom, which was insanely expensive, something like $2500. That is equivalent to about $11,000 in 2014 dollars, although you can buy a used one today for $2500. If this lens was anything other than Hasselblad kit, it would be worth $25. That's kind of what happened to my Hasselblad, I paid like $2k for the whole rig and sold it for $2k ten years later. But it was frustrating to just have the 80mm standard lens. Even my photo professors said the Hasselblad ruined me, I used to work around a subject, moving the camera around until I found the right angle. But I mostly used the Hasselblad on a tripod, with manual metering. It was like moving to a view camera. And I carried that rig (including tripod) everywhere I went. Even today, 40 years later, my left shoulder is lower than the right, from the weight of carrying that camera bag. But the photos I took with my Hasselblad when I was a kid in art school, I'm still using them today. Over the years, I used them at my professional jobs in prepress, demonstrating the resolution of our high end drum scanners and what they could do with a really high quality 120mm color transparency. And then I used those scans to show the quality of our 1st-gen Iris inkjets. Now I occasionally make gum bichromate prints from those same files, to demonstrate the unique quality of my printing process. I am getting bored of those old photos, but I know their technical qualities in extreme detail. And when I look at the photos, I can still remember taking them, and can visualize everything around me at that moment.
  • (That sounds a little fighty on re-read; I just want to make the point that the improvements across the board in the past few years have made every camera better than most cameras from back then, and that some compromises are just terrible.)
  • I've never heard the "Don't eat snow—it'll make you sick!" one, I did hear "don't eat snow, snowflakes form around particles of atmospheric soot and pollution probably containing heavy metals," and that doesn't seem ridiculous to me still.
  • I can see how to get on the bike but getting off is not so easy.
  • If only they could unspill my milk. :(
  • ...we mostly take it out on ourselves. In my limited experience, that's true. It's also true that the line between "you" and "me" gets blurred, and "taking it out on myself" doesn't stop at the usual boundaries of the self. Other people get hurt when they take it out on themselves.
  • No kidding, they stink on ice! (Seriously, it took this long?)
  • Pfft. I have a first edition of the Iliad signed by Homer.
  • The pull quote immediately reminds me of a previous story on MetaFilter, "Social Inequality Breeds Game". If you want to treat women as less-than-fully-human, there's nothing quite as useful for you as extreme economic inequality. Hell, if you want to treat anyone as less-than-fully-human, there's nothing quite as useful for you as extreme economic inequality. So long as you're the one on top, anyway.
  • This would be the most restrained headline ever for the invention of a time machine.
  • Just carry around plaster of Paris and bandages to do a live casting of your loved ones. You can then fill the molds for three dimensional representations of a moment in time. And don't just fill them with whatever epoxy or concrete is handy. Go for something fun. Chocolate or marshmallow is nice. It worked for Pompeii.
  • This post needs the "ihaveyourdaughter" tag, to ensure maximum views. Just never use this one if you have Liam Neeson in your address book.
  • yeah I could have done with a different producer for Harrison's "Cloud Nine"
  • Are young men (under 25) doing this too? Hi, I am 35 and I have been catcalled by a kid who was no older than 12.
  • Juno, what a weenie name.
  • Panos Kammenos has also been accused of anti-semitism He claimed that Jews don't pay taxes, unlike proper Christians like himself. It may have been just co-incidental that he did that just after an attack on the Israeli embassy in Athens, but the statement speaks for itself, I think. I'll bet the ECB had the foresight to make forgery of Euro notes a crime It's not just unlawful, it's also a copyright violation.
  • I liked that she talked about the disregard of the experience by others after the experience, it's an aspect of this that's been bugging me as I see it play out on social media. Her Dad's perspective also seemed to be the perspective of a lot of older concerned female relatives I saw posting on my friend's walls when they talked about talking back to harassers on their feeds. The pressure to just shut up and ignore it comes from all directions at once. On preview what dined by radio said.
  • Tsipras was sworn in today in a civil (not Greek Orthodox) ceremony. His first act was to visit a Greek War Memorial. Moar Jacobin: After Syriza's Victory, Confrontation or Capitulation More analysis on some random leftist blog.
  • We're still haunted by the specter of the ghost of the memory of Communism. We can't have a decent health care system in the US because OMGCommunism. That's now, after Reagan vanquished it. Think back to the Eisenhower era, with its bipartisan consensus on an economy based on middle-class prosperity, with a welfare safety-net for those who fall through the cracks. Or the social-democratic welfare states of Europe, with their 6 weeks of paid leave a year. Or places like Germany and Australia, where unions and employers sat down and compromised to make deals that guaranteed long-term prosperity (modest but steady wage rises) for both sides. The owners were forced to sacrifice some of their profits by the spectre that, if they flogged the workers too hard, they might start listening to those Moscow-backed agitators and soon there may be much more serious trouble. Now that there are no foreign military/economic powers who could plausibly underwrite a revolution*, the deals are off the table, and the stakeholders are free to "reduce labour costs", "maximise productivity" and so on by coercion. * such a revolution, in actuality, may be the worst of both worlds for all involved, except for the new stakeholders abroad, but it's the threat, and the possibility that enough people with nothing to lose might not care, that counts.
  • > This is clearly the winning Boston.com entry on the snow so far. Yes, yes it is. I may have to sit and watch that all evening. The ears! The floppiness!
  • If I see some guy saying something to a woman I'm supposed to walk up to him and engage him in a lecture? What would you do about someone saying something racist? Just let it go?
  • I haven't read the thread yet, just want to say that some enterprising character at OkCupid created this and included the following in the "X checked you out!" email: We're letting you know because they're a stone cold fox. You should check them out too. And a couple of things: • We're smart about sending these: we'll only ever send one per winter storm that hits you • They'll be blowing out of town next week, so act fast Go get 'em!
  • And I'd be happy to introduce you to the older guy in the 3-piece suit who creepily told a 26-year-old me that "I love watching you walk", or the older guy in the three-piece suit and porkpie hat who just stared at me for a full five minute subway ride, if only I could.
  • Ah, 2008. I enjoyed you immensely, but once was probably enough.
  • It's almost like this guy learned nothing from the Charlie Hebdo massacre.
  • If they don't already, every printed copy of Mein Kampf should include a thoughtful preamble on this very fact, so readers are cued from the get-go that they are studying a document expousing the worst in human behaviour, not an Ayn-Rand-On-Steroids inspirational tome. I think that anyone who gets sucked in by it is probably well on their way to being as crazy as the author already. The impression that I got of the book's popularity in pre-1933 Germany was that it was the equivalent of those books that are bought more to be a signifier of the purchaser's political leanings rather than something to be read. (After '33, of course, you pretty much had to get a copy if you were a German.)
  • We were having a Snicket-like continuous series of small events until now...
  • Not remembering or pretending it didn't happen..... Is the crime.
  • I live the way ClickHole has sponsored links below its insane stories. It subtly reinforces the impression that whatever is in the earnest sponsored links is as crazy or crazier than what you just read. I hadn't put it together that this was intentional, but yeah, the Taboola ads are hilariously indistinguishable from Clickhole content. The three I got were: 10 Celebs You Didn't Know Are Black How To Pretend To Be Good In Bed RLY?! These Might Be The Most INSANE Bathing Suits EVER!!
  • This post needs the "ihaveyourdaughter" tag, to ensure maximum views.
  • I've known several men from Colombia and Venezuela who insisted that their wives wear skimpier dresses so the other men could see what they were getting. It's definitely a particular kind of machismo, even if you want to pile on empath.
  • The situation in Rhode Island earlier today.
  • I'm a man who's was diagnosed with BPD once upon a time in my early 20's. By a therapist who said in the next breath "It's basically a garbage can diagnosis". His honesty was actually quite refreshing in hindsight. And as mentioned up-thread, I did grow out of it to a certain extent as I developed better coping and compensating mechanisms. That said, if you want to get a rough idea of what it's like inside my head when it's bad, read "Notes from Underground" by Dostoyevsky, particularly the first part, and picture it babbled at you rapid fire by someone who seems to be simultaneously desperate for something and trying very hard not to look at you directly. I quite like this animation about the topic.
  • "The US government responses to the Civil Rights movement, the anti-war movement and labor organizing generally were always steered by the fear that the Soviets would exploit anything too egregious." I just want to say thank you. I've never stopped being surprised at how few Americans in or out of the left understand this. The fact that Soviets were usually just as bad doesn't change that.
  • The only way I've gotten through to male friends of mine who claimed they were just being polite, supportive, friendly, etc was to ask, "Would you say that to a male stranger on the street?" Because the answer is almost always no, so the question becomes, "Then why do you feel comfortable saying that to a female stranger?"
  • Some of the poorest kids have orange hair. It's orange because they're in the sun all day. Or kwashiorkor, protein malnutrition.
  • Joakim Ziegler: ""Sílbale" is imperative, so that's "Whistle at your mom"" That's correct, though a more idiomatic translation might be "Go whistle at your mom".
  • Are young men (under 25) doing this too? They sure do to my partner.
  • Thanks eyeballkid. I had a hard time finding the original ads.
  • Eponysterical, but sadly not actually hysterical.
  • Men (ie, people who are socially male) have to confront other men on this one. Even while we all try to raise and teach kids this is unacceptable. Because of my masculine presentation, I am asked to condone or participate in sexist/gendered microagressions against women and gender nonconformists *constantly*. *Everyone* in my friendship circle is adult and either queer or well-aware of feminism, yet people are still doing this crap. Really, daily, in person and online. I call it out whenever possible - right now I'm more of keyboard warrior as I am currently mobility impaired and casual public space harassment is as likely to turn on me, as the original target. The constant barrage of harassment is designed to keep "the other" inferior to masculists, and as most of us know, the harassment works. Well, I get it both ways and I am not willing to perpetuate it. Most recently, as in 2 days ago, it was my dyke roommate's 10 year old son - who is a "nice" kid - saying sexist crap about his *mother* to her ftm boyfriend and me. I shut him down and made him cry, then tell his mom what he had said, why it was wrong, and apologize. Then the ftm boyfriend opined I had been mean to the kid and gender-slurred ME in front of the son! If I could have made him cry and apologize too, I would have. I settled for "Is this your idea of leading (the kid) by example of how to talk to/about other people?" and "STFU bigot". Maybe I need a shiv.
  • yoink, from the article I linked...
    In 1969, the Supreme Court's decision in Brandenburg v. Ohio effectively overturned Schenck and any authority the case still carried. There, the Court held that inflammatory speech--and even speech advocating violence by members of the Ku Klux Klan--is protected under the First Amendment, unless the speech "is directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action and is likely to incite or produce such action".
    So no, it wasn't just a bad analogy for Schenck, the analogy itself is wrong. The solution to an asshole who yells "fire" isn't to make a law against it, it's for those around him to shout "No there isn't" and for people generally to not panic at such a warning. The rest of the article makes other good points. The fire analogy can be used to justify censoring just about anything, just as the speech in Schenck was a lot milder than stuff we take for granted as being permissible today.
  • Columbia is closed. BoltBus won't be running.
  • Our ancestors lived in dire poverty by today's development standards, living with poor sanitation and dying of cholera, tuberculosis and polio. As Paul Collier wrote in The Bottom Billion: "Poverty is not intrinsically a trap. Otherwise we would all still be poor." what in the world
  • ITS BOMBOGENESIS BABY! (10 points to the first to post a picture of the bombogenesis baby)
  • Trenchant, clear-eyed pieces from Owen Jones and Zoe Williams in today's Guardian on the result's implications for the European social democratic left:
    Syriza's victory is the biggest challenge to the era of "There Is No Alternative" yet. Syriza are presented as "far left", while those they replace are presumably "moderates". It is a fascinating insight into what the western media regard as moderation: plunging over half of young people into unemployment, almost doubling child poverty, stripping away basic social protections. The politics of despair peddled by elites mean you are supposed to regard such injustices as inevitable, irresistible, impossible to overcome. But the re-emergence of the left as a political force – at least offering the possibility of a different sort of society – represents a substantial punch in the face to an economic order that has prevailed for a generation. No wonder so many leftists – from Britain, Spain, France, Italy, and all over Europe – travelled to Athens for this moment. For many of them, neoliberalist triumphalism is all they have ever known. The stripping away of hard-won social rights and the ever-growing dominance of the market are things they have almost taken for granted. Some looked rather dazed as the victorious Alexis Tsipras took to the stage, because they have grown accustomed to losing. Syriza is not about to build a new socialist society. It has assembled a coalition with a rightwing party; it faces the determined opposition of EU leaders and powerful interests within Greece itself. It will be battered by the markets, and will compromise in a way that will undoubtedly alienate many of its own supporters, both in Greece and abroad. Nonetheless, a left that was no longer supposed to exist has returned. Neoliberalism is no longer without formidable enemies.
  • The best comment is the one that leaves with you.
  • I once got an alarm on my phone that required you to answer a math question correctly before it would turn off. I thought this would be great, and assure I was actually awake. Also, thinking I'm hot shit at math, I put it on its hardest setting. It turns out that at 7am, having just woken up, with your alarm is getting progressively louder and your wife yelling "why is that happening?! make it stop!" you realize that pulling the battery out of your phone is still faster than solving 48*37-442 in your head. math under pressure indeed.
  • If we have to name winter storms now, let's at least sell the naming rights and put the proceeds towards the budgets for NWS and NOAA. "Turn in for the latest updates on 'Winter Storm Cool-Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos' brought to you by, Taco Bell! Doritos! and the National Weather Service."
  • For those of you who have been street harassed, I'm wondering if there is an age divide. Are young men (under 25) doing this too? I've only observed this before as a man, and in NYC, and it did seem like it cut across all ages.
  • Meh. I have a NEX 6, and a couple nice lenses. I used to have a big canon rig with a 17-50 2.8 zoom and all that jazz. I also have an iphone 6. I think we're one iphone generation away from any photo viewed on a screen smaller than an HDTV being distinguishable. You get full manual control now, the low light performance is frankly ridiculous. The autofocus is faster. I'd also put the photos from my iphone up against any of the crappy drug store prints of my childhood and adolescence my parents took. Sure, if i could get the negatives(which probably don't exist anymore) and use my coworkers kabillion dollar film scanner i could probably squeak more quality out of them. But as it is, the phone photos look worlds better than the old glossy, blurry film prints made by some guy baked out of his gourd*. The quality argument is falling apart. The last big holdout is different focal lengths or zoom, and rumors are saying they're on that one. The biggest thing for me though, is how good photos look straight out of the camera. You can edit them, and there's powerful tools to do that right on the phone. But with each phone, i feel the need to do that less and less often. There's also the whole camera that's with you thing. I don't even go to the freaking bathroom without grabbing my phone. Its with me 24/7 everywhere, even if i'm asleep. See an opportunity for a cool photo in some random circumstance? go for it. These photos are from all the previous iphones. My adventure with the 6 has just begun, and it's WAY more capable. High contrast close up with flash and reflective things? sure. Challenging lighting and low light? we got you(look at the water! this was taken at like midnight in moonlight!). extremely wide dynamic range situations with super bright lights and poorly lit stuff? a solid outing. Overcast daytime stuff that still manages to have great colors, and just lush detail? ok. Shockingly good macro that looks like it came out of my old canon and a nice lens? BAM. And that's from an iphone four.(at most 4s, which i may or may not have bought at that point). Cool atmospheric night time stuff? uhuh**. There was a dearth of landscape-type shots in my folders of photos, but that's an operator error issue... not a lack of capability. I'd rather get print-quality photos i'll look back on fondly for years, of great memories than not get them. And that's not even getting in to the fact that my mirrorless camera is delicate, finnicky, and just generally an extra thing to think about and deal with. Now, even in instances where i'm like "yea i'm gonna take photos" i don't always bring my Big Camera. It's also worth noting that every time, every time my phone is faster at actually taking a picture that's in focus and "good". If i can sit down and lock the focus and bla bla the NEX will win by a noticeable but not huge margin in most situations. But by the time i've done that, i can shoot several compositions and exposures, essentially "bracketing" with my iphone. yawn. Real Cameras are increasingly becoming trucks, or vans. They have specific jobs that very few people actually need them for. A lot of people think they need a truck or a van, when they really just need a station wagon to stretch the hell out of this analogy. Pretty much, ooooook dad. *i used to live with a guy who had done this for years, dude was as high as snoop dog 24/7 back then. and often on other stuff too, and/or drunk. so was everyone else who did the film. it's like being a pizza delivery driver who never has to do any actual driving. If photo processing machines were nuclear powered, we would have had many three mile islands in this nations history. **this was literally a barrel of burning sludgy liquid feces. the police made me put it out.
  • I'm horrified whenever I see one of these getting on muni. I think this is a wonderful response.
  • There's both more and less here than initially meets the eye. "Better" and "worse" are not objective, single-factor qualities in a camera. iPhone cameras are excellent in many ways, but they lack some qualities of other, more technically capable cameras. What does this mean for the average person? Not necessarily anything inherently negative. iPhone cameras are excellent given the circumstances, and they have the added advantage of always being on your person. iPhone photos can look good when printed at 5x7, and that's that. But, there is still something to be said for casual snaps taken with the bigger guns. When printed, the differences can be quite striking. I recently went abroad so that my son could meet his great-grandparents. I almost always lugged around my DSLR. I am so, so glad that I relied on it much more than my smartphone - just as I am also glad that I brought my smartphone. The DSLR pictures are quite obviously better, especially in low light. Great-grandpa and great-grandma do not have to be blurry digital blobs, nor do we have to have flash blasted in everybody's faces. ... As for Terry Richardson: he is a disgusting creep, but his photos are IMHO quite fine for what they are supposed to be. (Sidenote: IIRC, he uses a Panasonic GF2 with the kit lens.) In terms of talking about bad photographers, I'm not sure why he should be the exemplar: he's a shitbird for reasons outside of his actual photography.
  • My lovely wife, when she does use the Subject field, almost always goes with "Hi!" Looking at my mailbox of her past messages makes me feel so cheery and friendly.
  • I think the disconnect here comes from the very divergent way in which different people approach "photography". If you're just taking documentary-ish photos of your friends and family as a sort of memory enhancement, the better to remember things by later, or share it with people who weren't physically present, then sure, there's nothing wrong with a cameraphone. In a few years, I think we're going to see cameraphones move away from taking distinct 'stills' and 'video' and move towards capturing very high-res (like 10+MP), high-framerate (24+ FPS) video, and then letting you process it either into static images or typical-resolution video or animated GIFs or whatever as part of the 'sharing' process. Lots of people almost do this already, by just having burst mode on all the time and always holding their finger down long enough to take a series of frames. There's nothing wrong with wanting photos of your family to send to your relatives, or photos of your friends doing funny stuff to send to other friends. But it's really barely 'photography' in anything except for the most technical sense of that word—okay, yes, an image is being recorded. But it's not approaching photography as an art form, by which I mean, there's generally no intent to try and produce something that stands alone. It takes quite a bit of effort to go from an image which has meaning to people who are familiar with the context and subject matter, but little meaning to anyone else, to an image which conveys some sort of emotion or idea to an unprompted viewer. Now, sure, you can take really amazing, artistically meritorious photographs with a cameraphone (or a shitty plastic-lensed 120 film toy camera, or a Polaroid). And some people actually produce better work with some degree of artificial limitations or enforced simplicity. (The obnoxious Instagram filters so beloved by hipsters for their artless bar selfies are basically aping a legitimate style advanced originally by Viennese art students who developed an odd fascination with cheap Soviet-bloc film cameras designed primarily for family snapshots. Irony abounds.) But as with most endeavors, it's generally easier with the right tools. And a cellphone's camera—due to the miniscule size of the image sensor and associated optics—is never going to give you the degree of quality or control that you can get out of a larger device designed solely for that task. But if you don't need it, that's cool. There are tradeoffs in everything. It does seem to me, though, that the camera companies have been resting on their laurels for a few years, and that if the iPhone scares them out of the lull that the industry seems to have fallen into, great. A purpose-built camera shouldn't just be slightly better than a cameraphone, it should be miles better; it's frankly embarrassing that there's even a discussion that they might be equivalent. (I blame video; the DSLR manufacturers got blindsided by the number of people who started using their products for video and had to suddenly learn how to make camcorders, which they really knew nothing about. This took several years and a few product generations to get right, during which Apple et al advanced cameraphones quite a bit.) I hope that the current trend towards very high-quality compact cameras is evidence that they're going to start increasing the gap again.
  • Perhaps this should be reposted with a different pull quote.
  • I'm surprised at the confusion that people bought snacks ahead of the storm - it's become a hurricane tradition and this is basically a snow hurricane, potentially.
  • Hitler, as a writer, was prolix, rambling and repetitive Well he did dictate it from jail. Have you heard what they do to you in a German nick? I'm surprised he managed to get any coherent thoughts out at all.
  • "No. Photography is a technical medium and without technical skill you are merely taking snapshots. Or as we used to say in photo class, "takin pitchers."" Yeah, but there are huge differences in what that "technical skill" looks like. Three examples: Gary Winogrand, Andy Warhol and Terry Richardson. Richardson uses cheap cameras and ring flash specifically to overcome a lack of technical skill, and he still gets a bunch of great images. His skills are more about what he chooses to shoot, and how he edits down his work to some really memorable shots. Warhol had a lot of technical skill in printmaking and commercial photography, but his polaroid work is specifically about eschewing that and he still got great shots by having a great eye and an almost monomaniacal dedication to taking the "wrong" photos. Finally, Gary Winogrand's technical skill was almost entirely from taking tons and tons and tons of photos, and his skill was almost entirely about timing and ambient lighting. He almost never developed any of his own film, almost never printed any of it, and worked almost exclusively with a Leica 35mm. He would have been completely flummoxed trying to light a studio for a Hasselblad. (The biggest advantage that I think film confers through its constraints is that you learn a lot more quickly what shots not to take — without digital punishing you at all, it's easy to keep making the same mistakes.)
  • Nobody read Mein Kampf even back in the day; it has only iconic significance now. I acknowledge that there is an argument for banning the sale and display of racist icons, such as Nazi memorabilia, but I can't see any point to this ban: it's not as if Scottish Fascism ever made real inroads, or that university students are presently marching around in grey kilts. Incidentally, Scotland has a funny relationship with anti-Semitism: English racists conflated the supposed characteristics of Scots (frugality, a funny accent, red hair, a desire to "fit in") with those of Jews. So you would get sketches in Punch and comedy routines in music halls where Jews passed themselves off as Scots and called themselves things like "Moses McTavish". I don't believe Scotland itself was either very warm or very unfriendly to Jews; the community was always small, now much smaller, and public anti-Semitism today seems to be mostly confined to some nutters who dress it up as anti-Zionism (i.e., the sort of anti-Zionism that talks about the "the Jew Leon Trotsky"). I don't think the problem is large enough to need a legislative response, and if it were, this would not be a helpful one.
  • That gets a little too close to Luddism for me. No, not really. Her suggestions were more like an exercise in mindfulness. Experience the event, be mindful, take it all in, see the photo, and then take it as a documentation of your mindful state at that moment. This is a lot closer to what I experience as a photographer, that what most people do when they are taking lots of snapshots.. And this was definitely no Luddite, IIRC she was an RIT professor and this was a 3 part NPR news segment. I really wish I could find the MeFi discussion of it. But anyway, this is mostly irrelevant to fine artists, who have a whole different set of problems.
  • I was hoping for Señor Droolcup, myself.
  • It also adds the claim that it's hard to find a therapist trained in DBT. Is that accurate? Yes. BPD (yup, doesn't affect only women, though I've noticed that in the DBT clinic where I receive treatment I have yet to meet another person who presents as male, and I only know one other person with BPD who is a guy) can be highly treatment-resistant. Medication can ameliorate some symptoms--most notably antidepressants can help break the depression-BPD cycle if you have both disorders--but at the end of the day it's a lot of hard work. Mindfulness is more or less the basis of the entire treatment, and I won't say it hasn't been helpful, and (DBT is big on saying 'and' and not 'but') it is tiring as all hell. A lot of the treatment means being constantly aware of yourself, your surroundings, your physical and emotional and mental state. It is draining. Imagine walking through your day, having to continually be aware of your emotions, and constantly questioning "Is this a rational response? Is it proportionate? Is it effective? How do I navigate through this situation?" when really all that's happened is someone giving you the side-eye on the bus. It's really, really hard to convey to people how difficult the treatment is. When you are already prone to feelings of hopelessness and despair, it's so very, very hard to even see the point in engaging with the treatment. Not least because you realize that you have to be hypervigilant for the rest of your life. And that any failure starts pushing you right back into that cycle of self-judgement and shame. And then you try to break through that, but you fail or you partially succeed, so you just feel worse so why fucking bother. I felt like she was stuck being a teenager. And until you've experienced it you really don't understand. And when it's a teenager, you expect it, but you don't expect it from a person in their 40s. Yes. Yes that is exactly what it feels like. It is hell. Compounded by having an adult understanding, it's just a maelstrom of fear and anxiety and reckless impulsive behaviour and shame. And the effects drag on and on and on--it's been nearly four years since I lost the love of my life due to irrational fear of abandoment and that drags me down almost every day. This (linked from the article) rings absolutely true, though I'd never made a link before between sensitivity to internal emotions and sensitivity to detecting emotions in others. Some researchers, like Judith Herman, believe that BPD is a name given to a particular manifestation of post-traumatic stress disorder It does seem intuitively obvious that the two disorders (BPD and PTSD) are linked, or at least have overlaps, and it's worth considering that not everyone (I don't have statistics) with BPD has traumatic events in their lives which may have triggered the disorder, even allowing for greater sensitivity leading to less-intense trauma having greater effects than would happen in other people. Others believe that the term "borderline personality" has been so misunderstood and misused that trying to refine it is pointless and suggest instead simply scrapping the term. I'm on board with that. Emotional Dysregulation Disorder is, I think, more or less the consensus arrived at within the group of professionals who want to rename it.
  • Show your work.
  • which includes cops not believing women about RAPE Again, you seem to be missing the key aspect of the proposal, which is that the only person the cop has to believe is herself. "Did I just hear that guy say that? Why yes I did!"
  • I primed it out to 609, starting with 3*3*7*7*29*29.
  • What exactly is carrying a gun supposed to do? I think when straight white men imagine being sexually threatened by a rapey male stranger their knee-jerk reaction is "I'd kill him!" And they assume they would be right to do so and would be praised instead of arrested because self defense and TV shows and reasons. In that scenario, a gun makes perfect sense.
  • Docherty said that the reality today is that if "someone puts the contents of Mein Kampf on to a blog, the police would knock on their door ..." I'm not sure about Scottish law specifically, but the wiki page on Hate Speech law in the UK is short and worth a read. Crudely put, it's an offence to intentionally stir up racial hatred, or to act in such a way that a reasonable person would expect to stir it up. Interestingly, it's not an offence to insult a religion, but this can get a bit squiffy depending how much people think (...or think that others think) that e.g. Muslim is a racial group. It's something that gets argued about quite a bit (although not as much as I'd like) in the UK press, with the usual problem that it's hard to fight for free speech without being perceived as a supporter of bigoted assholes. Hate speech, freedom of expression and freedom of religion: a dialogue is an interesting read on this topic, with a focus on UK law. Every now and again, news stories pop up about people getting arrested or cautioned about stuff they've posted on personal blogs or social media that's deemed to have crossed the line. Doesn't seem to happen a great deal, but enough that Docherty's probably not out of bounds to suggest it.
  • The RI Governor closed pretty much everything until tomorrow at 4. I guess she doesn't want a stupid RI snow incident in the first few weeks of her term.
  • I haven't seen the word rugose since I read The Sweet Science. Have to look that one up. rugose 1. having wrinkles; wrinkled; ridged. 2. Botany. rough and wrinkled: applied to leaves in which the reticulate venation is very prominent beneath, with corresponding creases on the upper side. Good choice. What's that word for crawling sunlight at dusk, hmm.
  • My wife refuses to use subject lines or create new emails, she just finds a random old one and replies to it. DTMFA. jk i'm sure your wife is great no but really dtmfa
  • I'm a big fan of the mail approach mentioned in the last frame here: USEFUL SKILLS FOR THE NEW YEAR. (I don't get that many mails anymore.)
  • If one more person says the best camera is the one you have with you, I'm gonna put their head through that window. In any case, surely the very bestest camera is the one your talented photo enthusiast friend has with him or her.
  • You know who else banned books that he thought were offensive?
  • Too much. It's too much to be recognized as a person. Even her Dad knows it. If that doesn't break your heart and make you want to burn the world down, I don't know what would. And this is why no man who claims to respect and value women as equals should have any problem identifying as a feminist.
  • What is to prevent the Bank of Greece from simply printing Euros against the will of the ECB? All EU national banks have mints for producing their country's euros -- what are the legal and physical obstacles to a Syriza government simply marching into the bank and printing 100 billion euros? If those using such notes outside of Greece were threatened with arrest the notes would soon become limited to Greece and have a lower worth. It would effectively be a new currency, but one without central bank support.
  • films not hire people broadly associated with the topics they're portraying to ensure against howlers like a first edition Iliad? Like a consultant of some kind, even if it's just a former teacher in this case? I find that a sign of true ignorance is an inability to even consider you might be wrong.
  • My barn and I approve of this post. Now I can tell my daughter that it is secretly covered in stars!
  • This blog is so representative of a particular time period in my life. I really hope it just stays up forever exactly as it is, entombed in amber. So many old posts on there for just so perfectly of the moment. My life kinda was that "bloghouse, hard partying alt bro" shit at the time. A photo taken in my apartment made it to the front page sidebar of textsfromlastnight. On one hand i look back on that and go "what the fuck were we doing, why did we ever think sparks and fourloko were ok". And then i answer to myself having a good time, fuck off scrooge. It sure is nice to wake up in a quiet room that's not full of cigarette smoke, and know that no one stole your jacket or peed on your bed though. Basically, what mykescipark said. Applies to pretty much every year from 2007-2011. It's going to be quite interesting in 50 years. There's so many more easily accessible photos, writings, music, and other detritus of specific subcultures and time periods online now that happened when the internet was already a thing. It'll be pretty easy to go back and reconstruct exactly what people were doing, when and how, and what they were in to. I doubt movies will grossly misrepresent period-set things so much when an easy google search will show that shit just didn't happen that way.
  • Blizzards include wind, hater.
  • the enthusiasm for stabbing people and possibly killing them (the sun, really?), completes a picture of something a bit evil. If using bog-standard hyperbole to express frustration at how women can't go about their lives without experiencing a constant and inescapable torrent of harassment and threat is 'a bit evil', somebody give me a moustache to twirl. Preferably this, tia.
  • The panic of OMG MARXISM in response to the Syriza victory is a little amusing. and the irony is that what Syriza is publicly proposing is what should have already been done in the first place, if the Northern Europeans weren't beset by their own internal political contradictions. the policies imposed on Greece had no conventional economic policy basis, they were part of the internal politics of the northern euro states response to the recession: propping up failed banks and maintaining pressure on their own leftist opposition to depress wages. now europe is in deflation and if the european economy starts to contract vigorously again, I'm sure it will be because of the instability and lack of confidence engendered by irresponsible leftists groups. David Cameron, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom gave a statesmanlike warm welcome to the newly democratically elected government of Greece. I wonder which Greek business-leader/millionaire is going to be the next prime minister of Greece?
  • I am struggling through dissertating and not allowing that to suck up all my energy, interests, happiness, and creativity while still getting it done. I very much appreciated this! And wish I was artistic!
  • One can throw life preservers to those exiting a sinking ship while also planning better vessel construction methods.
  • I'm down in MD which fell mostly into the 'snowhole' of this one. (But that didn't stop me from sliding all over the goddamn place on my commute home because my county apparently didn't feel the need to treat anything.)
  • Reminder to everyone that stale bread can make great breadcrumbs for coating and making chicken fried steak or schnitzel and that custards and quiches and good ways to use up milk and eggs, and you can sour the milk to make buttermilk which is great in biscuits and as a bath for chicken to use with the breadcrumbs you made from the stale bread, to make shallow fried chicken.
  • Why did my grandfather translate Mein Kampf? It was published as a serial in Britain in 1939:
    Barkow, then produces a Murphy edition which Hutchinson brought out in 18 weekly parts. Bright yellow and red, each part sold for sixpence. What's extraordinary, though, is what it says down one side of the cover: "Royalties on all sales will go to the British Red Cross Society." On the other side of the cover: "The blue-print of German imperialism. The most widely discussed book of the modern world."
    The state of Bavaria holds the copyright in Germany now. Even at the time, there was some confusion about the copyright, because he published his translation in the UK against the wishes of the government in Germany:
    My grandfather, however, did not receive royalty payments. Hutchinson argued that he had already been paid by the German government and that the full copyright hadn't been secured, so they could still be sued by Eher Verlag. An official letter from Germany, which turned out to be a diatribe against James Murphy, made clear Berlin disapproved of his translation. But the Germans didn't take any action. Eher Verlag even requested complimentary copies and royalty payments. They didn't receive them.
  • Splunge, can you point us to the snow cams?
  • I knew a woman who told me she liked the winter (in the UK) because it meant she could run in the dark & men wouldn't harass her on the street. This is all kinds of wrong, and I don't know how to make any kind of difference except call it out when I see it, but I hardly ever personally witness this kind of behaviour even though I know from friends' personal experiences that it must be going on.
  • Just, please. Turn the flash off. I'm really not a photo snob. I've drastically dialed back the amount of photography that I do, largely because I don't want to be "that asshole with the camera at the party," but also because I've got a "good enough" camera in my pocket, don't want to bother carrying around the full DSLR rig, and because there's a pretty good chance that somebody else is already documenting whatever it is that I'm doing. Good photos are the ones that are important to you. The quality of the photo does not need to correlate to the quality of the memory. With that out of the way: Bad flash photography is still like nails on a chalkboard to me. Nobody looks good with a tiny flash pointed at their face. Use a big, powerful flash (indirect if you can!), or find a better way to compose your shot with the available light in the scene. For me, this is still the biggest drawback of compact photography -- contrary to some of the comments above, I don't think that most phones or compact cameras have very good low-light performance. Also, try to give a damn. This also sounds snobby, but I swear that it's not -- it only takes a few seconds to think about the composition of a shot. I'm currently shopping for furniture on Craigslist, and still can't figure out what the hell half of these people were thinking when they photographed their old furniture. If you're taking a photo of the front of a dresser, make sure that you can clearly see the front of the dresser.
  • I have limitless confidence that the oligarchs will once again manipulate the economy in order to bring down the new government, and their bought-and-paid media will scream "See? I told you so!" But they are truculent in Greece. They will absolutely burn shit down. To the Greek activists I have met, Syriza is moderate. And there's still a lot of memories of the civil war and the right wing coup in the sixties - anything really aggressively fascist is going to push about a million buttons. Greece is really a special case. (So I wonder just how generalizable Syriza's victory is, but it's still so exciting. And wonderful for Greece - it seems like even if they can't do what they hope, they'll still push things back away from the precipice.) How? It sure made a lot of foreign and domestic policy terrible The US government responses to the Civil Rights movement, the anti-war movement and labor organizing generally were always steered by the fear that the Soviets would exploit anything too egregious. We had to at least try not to look like racist monsters, because the more racist and monstrous we looked, the more traction this gave the Soviets and communism generally in the developing world. Because of the possibility of communism, there was this immediate pressure to buy off labor with actual meaningful concessions in exchange for not being commies - labor organizing changes dramatically after the Soviet Union gets set up, and changes again after 1989. Before the USSR - it's hanging IWWs and hiring Pinkertons to shoot women and children; afterward, that's not on the table. Obviously, there were other large economic factors in play - but the US was really, genuinely both afraid of mass communist organizing (especially in the 1920s and right after WWII, when there were communist victories in Western Europe) and very anxious to maintain its prestige relative to the USSR. Looking back after the Soviet Union, I think it's hard for people to really viscerally understand that. It's not "we can't have national health care because of communism"; it's "we don't want to give you national health care, so we'll drum up the fear of communism to justify holding it back". Honestly, in my now many years of activism of various kinds, the thing I've realized is that the state is shit-scared of even the smallest radical left victory, because they believe that it will encourage other campaigns. (This is actually a right wing think tank truism, it turns out.) I always used to wonder why they'd smash protests that were obviously, obviously going to foam and froth for a while and then go nowhere; I always used to wonder why they wouldn't make even a teeny-tiny concession just to get people to go home. And it is because they are scared that regular people will be inspired and start demanding stuff. Regardless of its actual nature, the Soviet Union kept coming up in the popular imagination as this place where school was free, and healthcare was free, and you always had a job and a place to live. I was in grade school in the 1980s in a conservative town - not exactly a great time and place for falling in love with communism - and my school hired someone to come in and give us anti-Soviet propaganda talks. That's how committed people were to smashing the idea of the USSR.
  • Don't celebrate too much. "Yes, we can?" This is a battle won, not the war. Not by a long shot.
  • Another Fine Product From The Nonsense Factory: Anti-austerity cheerleaders can only cheer avoiding the central question
    Since the central research behind "austerity measures" has been utterly and thoroughly debunked - based on a single, badly-run study which in turned was misled by (or via, intentionally?) incorrect Excel code, "anti-austerity cheerleaders" cannot be less truth-avoiding than pro-austerity cheerleaders. Lacking scientific backing, "austerity" is little more than a dogwhistle for "punishing the poor for their malfeasance". Ideological solutions to economic issues are rarely good ideas. Even your favorite one, or mine.
  • He is selling Hipster, $11,300 right now with two days left. Advertises that it makes $1,300 left alone due to the high impression despite not being updated in a while.
  • Somewhere Toni Braxton is reading such lexical arguments and unfrowning.
  • west village, same thing p much
  • Really depends on when the front hits, I think 08 was when it started just before rush hour and everyone dashed at the same time, total gridlock 3 miles took almost 4 hours. The governors are almost threatening to shoot at folks out for a joyride in the snow after midnight, thus empty roads allow plows to keep up on main roads. It'll take hours of shoveling to get out of the driveway for most folks, so the region is essentially on lockdown.
  • I've purchased 2 cameras in the last 10 years in the hopes of being an incredible photographer. A Nikon SLR, and a compact Sony that cost somewhere north of $600. I've taken a handful of really exceptional images on both of them, but probably in excess of 5-600 truly memorable images on my iPhone. The iPhone captures what I expect and hope to see in the final image 90% of the time, and what little I don't get can be added with a little simple post-processing in Snapseed. With the Nikon or Sony, my success rate was closer to 20%, maybe 40% if I had time to really set up the shot. This debate reminds me of the early days of CD's v. Vinyl, and more recently hearing Neil Young tell me I need a PONO player to really hear true quality digital music. My pictures from childhood are as grainy as moon landing stills and yet they convey such meaning. My current pictures from trips taken far away or just downtown for pizza with my girls are no different. I doubt they'll ever hang in a museum, but as I get older, looking at them drift across my screen brings me great joy. And they never would have existed if I had to remember to stuff a camera in my jacket at the last minute, or god forbid something as big and unwieldy as a small appliance.
  • For reals, renaturing enzymes is a huge part of protein purification and if this technique were easily generalized, my specific job would get easier. On ther other hand, you know what we currently use for renaturing proteins? Urea and the aforementioned slow dialysis. So the urine angle is not the interesting part here. The interesting bit is the undoubtedly enormously expensive and not yet scaled "vortex fluid device". Also, there is a shitton of lysozyme in egg whites and it comes properly natured (as, y'know, shelf stable eggs). You want to impress me, show me the inclusion bodies you recovered that shit from.
  • I'm glad you posted this - I really came by mefi today to see if anyone had. She's one of my favourite cartoonists and is included in my daily sweep of news websites.
  • At the end of the day, the Greeks were allowed to borrow off the strength of the Euro and there was no mechanism, political or economic, to prevent that from happening. Unregulated exposure to larger economies and larger amounts of credit - basically, entry into the EU - allowed for unprecedented polarization in relation to other European economies, not equalization, as perhaps some people dreamed.
  • I actually wrote a little thingy for a forum/blog I frequent about the ultimate niche camera: The Sigma DP2 Merrill. Imagine every argument made for the iphone on the ease of use/quality spectrum and reverse it. Also, the Sony RX100 (any of the 3 generations) produces absolutely stunning photos and fits in your shirt pocket. It's pretty much the only camera I recommend to people these days. It's a feat of engineering nobody has caught up with in many years.
  • In his monthly Global Capitalism video from a couple of weeks ago, Professor Richard Wolff gave some background on the situation in Greece leading up to these elections.
  • Covering up that pic with Hitler, was that an Un-Godwin?
  • Quote from interview with Jamie Galbraith linked by ob1quixote: Then one has to ask, was there a bona fide program for economic recovery in the first place? And I think it's clear that even if those who argued for this program believed it might produce recovery and growth, these objectives were very secondary or even tertiary considerations in their minds. It is clear that the policies that were specified as a condition were at bottom not recuperative, but punitive in character. Punitive in character against the whole Greek nation, and on an improper principle of collective responsibility for the admitted mismanagement of the affairs of the Greek state by previous governments and by the Greek political class.
  • > What? How? If I see some guy saying something to a woman I'm supposed to walk up to him and engage him in a lecture? You could go, "Dude, that's gross," if you hear a guy say something when you're near. I've done it. What's happened is that I get cussed out. But I still did it, no lecture required.
  • That's a hilariously broad generalization of like 2 dozen countries.
  • I think as long as we're not naming libraries after SS volunteers, we'll be OK.
  • Apropos of nothing: what is the significance of specifying "Google employee" in the FPP description? To explain why it's on G+?
  • And even then, how do you criminalize something like saying "Dayum!" to your friend, but just loud enough for her to hear, when a woman walks by? Well, that's where a model that's like speeding tickets seems to me useful. I mean, lots of tickets get handed out based essentially on judgment calls by the traffic cops. What exactly qualifies as coming to a "complete stop" at a Stop sign, for example. And if someone feels really strongly that the cop exercised poor judgment, they can always fight the ticket before a judge. But in the vast majority of cases you just think "ah, screw it, I'll pay the fine."
  • And here's why. In a functional market economy, the classic couple in a posh restaurant are young and close in age. In my travels through the eurocrisis – from Dublin to Athens – I have noticed that the classic couple in a dysfunctional economy is a grey-haired man with a twentysomething woman. It becomes a story of old men with oligarchic power flaunting their wealth and influence without opprobrium urgh, morality police much?
  • I personally am of the opinion that a municipality has the right to dictate a number of standards of decency and propriety. I am personally of the opinion that, in general, a municipality should not publish anything, except maybe its own signage, on any of its property, to avoid bullshit like this. I'm about as First Amendmenty as it gets, and I think it would be ridiculous for someone to complain, on First Amendment grounds, that the municipality is refusing to sell ad space to anybody. So, perform your stated function, municipality, and don't accept money from anybody (least of all epistemically-impaired hatemongers) in exchange for displaying their shit. If it's a revenue issue, grow a proverbial pair and charge some damn taxes and fees. That said, it looks like there are some standards: Advertising on SFMTA property shall be consistent with the Agency's Strategic goals to: 1. Create a safer transportation experience for everyone. 2. Make transit, walking, bicycling, taxi, ride-sharing and car-sharing the preferred means of travel. 3. Improve the environment and quality of life in San Francisco. 4. Create a workplace that delivers outstanding service. In keeping with its proprietary function as a provider of public transportation, the SFMTA does not intend by accepting advertising to convert its property into an open public forum for public discourse, debate or expressive activity. Rather, the SFMTA's fundamental purpose is to provide transportation services, and the SFMTA accepts advertising as a means of generating revenue to support its operations. In furtherance of this discreet and limited objective, the SFMTA retains control over the nature of advertisements accepted for posting on SFMTA property and maintains its advertising space as a limited public forum. As set forth in Section 2, this Policy prohibits advertisements that could detract from the SFMTA's goal of generating revenue or interfere with the safe and convenient delivery of SFMTA services to the public. I don't see why the ads don't, at minimum, violate or reasonably threaten to violate 1. and 3., as well as running afoul of the "safety and convenience" clause, but I only looked at the policy for 30 seconds (I couldn't stomach the ads themselves for that long).
  • I'm glad Deputy Andy is on there.
  • K is also now for Knighting Prince Phillip, just like an utter twat would do
  • My trick to avoiding catcalls while running was to be a frequent sufferer of overexertion barfing in the summer and bloody noses in the winter, and yet even then some epic creepers were undeterred.
  • Yes, Sys Rq, I did read the article. The headline/section title claiming that there is no treatment is prominent, and worth responding to despite it being somewhat contradicted by the rest of the text. Anyone who wants to discuss further is welcome to mefimail me; dominating the discussion in this thread is not my goal so I'm stepping out.
  • Downside: A diet consisting entirely of cookies and scones and banana bread.
  • here's another youtube
  • Where Does It Go? ROADS Yeah, but this is something I've worried about over the years. We seem to put an awful lot of salt down every year. (I mean, the streets turn *white*. They started out *black*.) Presumably it winds up in streams, rivers, or soil. I keep wondering what kind of impact it has on the environment...maybe it's not so bad if most of it washes away by the time plants are trying to grow in spring, but it bugs me. And on sidewalks, I'd be just fine with some sand, thanks, especially when there's a *lot* of ice. Throw some salt on an inch of ice and you get water on top of ice...not exactly a win.
  • (Wiki link for some semblance of relevance.)
  • cute little Billy Henderson, age 4: Thank you for sharing your story. I just had an experience that likely could have become yours, but it ended much sooner. Luckily the distortion campaign was limited to facebook, and its effectiveness was diminished by her reputation of doing this previously.
  • Oh, I misremembered the Boston ads - T's advertising agency took ads about Palestine down in less than a week, but now they are going back up (2013), Judge again refuses to force MBTA to run anti-Palestinian ad (2014). For more information, ask adamg 'cause I clearly can't remember.
  • The only overlap in their policies is being anti-austerity, so I think it's designed to send a "no retreat" message for the negotiations. There's no hope of this being a long-term government. Unless Tsipras is secretly very concerned about Chemtrails too...
  • Who holds the copyright to it, anyway? Supposing that some major publishing house did want to print a new edition, for whatever reason and with some sort of interesting preface or on tabloid-sized sheets with 300% more critical commentary than actual text... doesn't the German government technically own the copyright? Did they have translations done into English back in the 30s, as well? I assume that they did, since I've heard references to Americans reading it back then, but they might still have valid US copyrights as well, which are later than the original German one. Presumably the rightsholders could prevent it from being reprinted without any actual government censorship, much like Disney does with some of their more, er, regrettable old cartoons. It's one thing for the government to say, with its monopoly on violence, that a book cannot be printed or read; it's quite different if the entity that owns it decides for their own reasons that they would prefer not to have it in circulation while it's still their right to decide. Of course, copyright terms are absurdly long, but while they exist that way, the rightsholder does have something of a say in the matter. Also this is sort of a weird argument to even be having anymore; if anyone wants to simply read the book, they can find it online at Project Gutenberg Australia, where it is apparently now in the public domain due to their somewhat more reasonable copyright laws.
  • All seems quiet here. I expected it to be crazy by now. Bedtime; we'll see how things look in the morning.
  • Someone is using an email address similar to mine on fetish sites, which gets me 'interesting' email subject lines at least once a week. I need to remember that for the next time someone asks me about my unusual emails.
  • Ugh.
  • I can imagine it now. Police arrive on the scene, assess the situation, and join in the fun.
  • I have limitless confidence that the oligarchs will once again manipulate the economy in order to bring down the new government, and their bought-and-paid media will scream "See? I told you so!"
  • Spain next... bankers may need to adjust their expectations in the next few years. Perhaps elites can't steal all the surplus, everywhere, forever.
  • Can Le Pen and the Independent Greeks really be equated? Not precisely. But they're anti-immigration, aggressively nationalistic, anti-gay marriage, and very pro-Orthodox Christianity. Panos Kammenos has also been accused of anti-semitism, and has a bit of a line in believing conspiracy theories and suggesting Germany wants a Fourth Reich (the previous ones having gone so well).
  • back in the 90s I took a German friend to the Wright Patterson Air Force museum. He was absolutely shocked and horrified by the German WWI and WWII planes, SS uniforms and so on displayed with full regalia, and confused by how the Americans considered war icons such as the "Red Baron" a notable and admirable person. He went on to say that (at least in his experience) education about the German roles in both world wars was pretty thin and amounted to "we don't talk about that". I attended Gymnasium (high school) in Germany in the late 1990s and we absolutely talked about that ("that" being the events leading up to and including the Holocaust and WWI/WWII), often to the exclusion of other historical subject matter.
  • "But here's the facts: Like most other psychiatric disorders, we are really unlikely to hurt another person. Even when we're really upset at someone, we're still convinced that it's entirely our fault, so we mostly take it out on ourselves. That's a big reason why we self-injure -- it's punishment as much as relief -- and why suicide attempts are as routine as daylight saving time for many of us."
    5 Realities of Life for People With Borderline Personalities
  • Hugo Rifkind on Holocaust Memorial Day: "it is like the coin carried by an alcoholic, to remind him not to drink."
  • mainly because I still find that smartphones want to pause for a little thinky-time before they take a photo for some reason. Yet another one of the subtle ways in which the iPhone just works.
  • Scientists unboil an egg, and it may be a big deal. "This method ... could transform industrial and research production of proteins," Such as new, and much faster ways of producing anti-bodies to fight cancer and cheese-makers who could use recombinant-proteins to improve their products.
  • The wind is starting to get a bit more serious here in central MA. Snow volume is still on the low side - hard to judge but looks in the 3 to 5 inch range.
  • Can I nope?
  • The official misheard national anthem, as I know it: Australians all are ostriches four minus one is three with olden royals we're fair and loyal our home is dirt by sea I learned to bounce on nature strips in booties stitched with care in mystery's haze let elk be caged and plant azaleas there Enjoy all trains then let us in and dance Australia yeah! For the non-Australians here, I urge you not to look up the actual words.
  • Oh, and by the way, I've only read the first four or so issues of Ms. Marvel, but what I've read is pretty great.
  • I just heard a plow go by - and it set off a car alarm. Joy.
  • mainly because I still find that smartphones want to pause for a little thinky-time before they take a photo for some reason. Some smartphones do this. Part of the reason i sold my LG G3 was this dumbness. however, no iphone since 2012 has had this issue. even in pitch black darkness, in which the only object a camera can even capture is my laptops dim screen, there is no perceptible delay when i tap the shutter button on my phone. even if i mash it really quickly, i'll just end up with 30 boring photos of my screen(in focus!) It is indeed an infuriating thing, but it's no longer a real issue depending on what phone you buy.
  • So unless you're into the idea of packs of heavily-armed, eerily silent women wandering the streets and quietly shivving every guy who says something terrifying or hideous to us while we're just trying to walk around the world in the bodies we were born with I'm... I'm kinda into that, yes You are Mallory Ortberg, and I claim my £5.
  • How much cheaper was the red paint vs. other colors MonkeyToes? I'm not sure I can say, but that's partially because of the strange requirements of barn painting. A house painter, I could probably find. But the barn paint crew finds us. Every few years, a pickup truck rolls into the driveway, and the dog goes nuts, and tiny little fast-drawling Tommy hops out and in his Carolina quick-mumble, says "Ma'am, you're lookin' as lovely as evah, but your barn, your barn, now, well we may not be able to get back here for another few years, an' I got my crew here this week, and I'll just write you up a quote." And we haggle, and he promises to take me out dancing if I agree to let them paint the barn, and two days later, my barn is painted. His crew brings the paint -- I think they buy as they go, but I'd have to run out and check the label on the big can he left behind. That means they are looking for a paint that's widely available, and lower-cost to them, and red is all that they've ever offered as a barn color. The doors in the picture, though, were added between visits (old ones were dangerously rotted) and I went the Sherwin-Williams best outdoor paint so I don't have to do this again for many years. I chose that shade to go with the barn as it had been painted. Eggplant purple or tangerine would not have been any more expensive, but I think the salesman might have refused to sell me another color, considering it a crime against barns.
  • "Let's ask, in the 21st century, are there limits to free speech?" What a stupid question. There are and always have been limits to free speech. Selling historically significant documents that help us understand major developments in world history, however, sits comfortably inside those limits.
  • By 'them', i meant 'people with a machismo mindset', not 'everyone in latin america'. Except you also said "That kind of mindset is pervasive in Latin America except among university students and in wealthier areas of the big cities." Machismo isn't "a part of systematic oppression of women in [Latin America]", it's a part of systematic oppression of women, period. USian men are not even a little bit immune, so let's not try to peg this as a Latin American problem. I think the best part of this video is that *all* women can empathize with the mothers, staged or not.
  • Ik ben afgesneden: "I would go see this but I can't imagine what's left after such a comprehensive trailer." Maybe it does the turnaround thing, where the commercial casts her as the victim and then the movie is like "Surprise! He's a high school student who hasn't reached the age of consent! She's a rapist!"
  • also: christ, what a clickhole.
  • I was just thinking, we used to have these debates back when there were only film cameras, usually it was a debate over Leica vs. Hasselblad, but mostly it was Nikon vs. Canon, because that was what people could afford. But even within one camp, with a unanimous opinion of the superiority of their camera brand, there were debates over the best film. I was a Plus-X/Ektachrome guy, I preferred to trade film speed for higher detail. But eventually I learned the Zone System, which goes through extreme technical detail and personal experimentation to prove that the best film is the one that best expresses your photographic intentions.
  • Ah yes, I'll have mine over-incredibly difficult. Brown toast. Sausage.
  • He's just got that kind of face. His eyebrows in particular are way too earnest-looking.
    JOHN CORBETT
    ACTOR * ARTIST * FACE OF A CUCKOLD
  • His method of setting out a grand narrative often feels like an overt simplification of events. Sure, but... every method of setting out a grand narrative is an overt simplification. I enjoy the micturation-extraction video too, but it doesn't diminish my admiration for Curtis's work one bit (I went through a period of watching it all, right down to the Henrietta Lacks one. It stands up to binge-watching, even with his eminently parody-able style).
  • Wow, this thing only cost four million dollars to make. It's on pace for 40 million dollars. That's a pretty good investment! Wrong!
  • I'd want to marry a grayhead who talked to me about settling down, about families and houses and building a life together. Like he did with the previous two wives.
  • All Angels Church is housing homeless through the storm [NYC, UWS], asks for help
  • I was in Boston in 08 and I'm sure there was 2ft plus. Was that the storm that started in the middle of the day and then all the plows went out at the same time the governor told everyone to go home and it took me four and a half hours to drive the 12 miles back to my apartment and I almost ran out of gas?
  • [The question of whether or not it's normal/strange/endearing to seeing an older man/younger woman couple in a relationship seems like a side-derail to the subject of the post, the Syriza movement in Greece]
  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich Slight tangent: I read this last year, and each time I pulled it out of my bag to read on the bus, I found myself really wishing the publisher had come up with a different book cover.
  • but do you drink bread and eat milk? Beer and cheese. The way the Good Lord intended.
  • OK everyone, you can relax now - I got my #stormchips! I just wanted to prove to myself that – even at 11pm during a storm emergency – nothing shuts down the Brooklyn bodegas. The bars and pizza shops and all night diners were all open too. Midnight meetup at Donuts Luncheonette?
  • i really want ice cream now Maple syrup poured on snow is an adequate substitute. Um, according to a friend.
  • posted by fearfulsymmetry Heh.
  • Wonderful that Agent Denise Bryson is in with the rest of the girls.
  • I live the way ClickHole has sponsored links below its insane stories. It subtly reinforces the impression that whatever is in the earnest sponsored links is as crazy or crazier than what you just read.
  • If the moochers in the red states keep being jackasses and calling their benefactors evil anti-American scum vermin I think eventually the blue states will get a mite tired of the shit talking from the people they're giving welfare to. Except that, when push comes to shove, the red states have most of the nukes.
  • BRING ON THE SNOW MONSTER. I love snow so much. SNOW. SNOW! nb this comment is so much better when you envision the actual speaker as a grumpy little bear
  • BRING ON THE SNOW MONSTER. I love snow so much. SNOW. SNOW!
  • I've never heard the "Don't eat snow—it'll make you sick!" one, I'm glad it was never told to me. (It was always don't eat yellow snow) I've always loved maple snow as a snow-day treat. (Freshly fallen snow covered in maple syrup)
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  • Shirer's "Berlin Diaries" and "The Nightmare Years" have all the first-person journalist's experience and none of the amateur historian. I think everyone should read Richard L. Evans' "The Coming Of The Third Reich", which really schooled me on what exactly happened in Germany between 1918 and 1933.
  • This post needs the "ihaveyourdaughter" tag, to ensure maximum views. Just never use this one if you have Liam Neeson in your address book I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will spam you.
  • Wouldn't this kind of thing be fairly directly addressable by legal reform and police action? Theoretically yes, but it would be great if the enforcement was done in a way that didn't just criminalize harassment from minority men on streetcorners, but also was aimed at upperclass guys driving BMWs and people who say gross things to waitresses and the million other ways this happens. And even then, how do you criminalize something like saying "Dayum!" to your friend, but just loud enough for her to hear, when a woman walks by? The plausible deniability is going to be strong in a lot of these cases.
  • The only simple truth I know is "whatever it is, it's not that simple", and I do have to remind myself that the all the things I 'know' about humanity and human nature are never true for everybody. We need something like Adam Curtis's "Bitter Lake" at frequent intervals (well, at least I do) for that reminder. file under: Monday Morning Wakeup Call
  • What is to prevent the Bank of Greece from simply printing Euros against the will of the ECB? All EU national banks have mints for producing their country's euros -- what are the legal and physical obstacles to a Syriza government simply marching into the bank and printing 100 billion euros?
  • Also: You Can't Do Simple Maths Under Pressure. Oddly, I am better at doing simple maths than reliably associating my left hand with the button on the left side of the screen. I guess it's sort of like how the Watson on Jeopardy experiment proved that at the top levels the most important thing was who had better button-pushing discipline.
  • For the longest time my Mom would always send me emails where the subject line was something like "Uncle Mike" or "Grandma Audrey" or whatever. They always gave me a brief moment of panic until I could open them and find out if the message was "had a stroke and is on death's door come home soon" or "won a prize at the county fair". Eventually I asked her flat out to please include a little more context than just a name.
  • Would you say that sexism is functionally similar to racism? There's certainly some overlap, but classic patriarchal behavior is more about possessiveness and control than creating a feared "other".
  • Splunge, I lived in Dade County for two years at the turn of the milennium while my wife was in grad school, and lived through a few tropical storms. They were no fucking Mardi Gras,so count your blessings, bro.
  • I believe that one can easily ruin many experiences by trying to capture them. Our last vacation we took maybe 10 pictures Why ten, then? If taking photos can truly ruin experiences, why risk that by taking ten of them? Why not five, or one, or none at all? Is there some rule of thumb we can use to know when it's okay to pull out the camera versus when we'll be ruining our experiences?
  • There was this guy I heard about in my high school who actually married his mom, killed his dad, and then when it came out his mom hanged herself and he gouged his eyes out because he was so embarrassed. It was all pretty complex.
  • I compile imaginary Beatles albums instead of counting sheep. In my alternate timeline, they split in 1982. I also like to imagine Jools Holland gesturing to two grey haired rockers and announcing: "And now, back together again, and for the first time on British television, with their new single... Lennon and McCartney." And I miss FidoNet.
  • Emma Munger's Men of Twin Peaks Pinup project are ready to wish your sweetheart a saucy and studly Valentine's Day! (SLTumblr)
  • AFPFTNF, that's a great tone argument. But back in Greece, nobody is pretending that capitalists don't have an agenda for the country. That's why SYRIZA won. I guess we agree on that.
  • Why do they take such pains to avoid showing Claire's breasts but have no problem displaying the breasts of a high school girl? I can answer this one! Because J-Lo has the juice to stipulate in her contract that she doesn't appear uncovered while J-Random does not! This movie sounds really terrible. I'm adding it to my netflix queue right now.
  • "did he punch a bee"
  • The best phone camera isn't even in the same universe as a decent real camera with decent lenses, especially if you do wildlife, sports, macro or many other specific kinds of photography. That said, a phone is probably fine for most people and most stuff that most people take pictures of. Pro quality isn't required and most people can't tell the difference and aren't viewing the photos in a way that makes it apparent (e.g. making large prints). Everyone who says their phone is fine for them is totally right. Anyone who thinks that any phone is technically comparable in any way with even a consumer DSLR and decent lenses has no idea what they are talking about. It's like saying "The free apple earbuds sound just as good as nice pair of studio monitors for the stuff I listen to."
  • I'll be watching this tonight and I'm really looking forward to it. I've immense respect for him and I love his blog but I do sometimes get the urge to sit down and fact check the hell out of everything. His method of setting out a grand narrative often feels like an overt simplification of events. Funnily enough, that's the thing that he most often criticises about politicians. There's also a great micturation-extraction out there on the Youtubes. He's had some great interviews in the Grauniad and the New Statesman in the run up to the release of this where he's revealed a little more about his method.
  • 60 degrees and clear in Orlando, double check. Next Florida hurricane, I'll be chuckling my ass off. ;> Sorry, Wolf Blitzer, et al, but the snow's stopped where I am in the Bronx. Eye of the storm, droplet. It'll get worse.
  • I remember staying on a farm when I was maybe four years old, and the farmer telling me I needed to hold the cows' tails while he milked them so they wouldn't run away.
  • Most people might not care, but for those who do, depth of field and control over aperture and speed makes all the difference in the world.
  • OK, anyone want to take a swing at The Beatles' 1980/81 album? Sources would include Double Fantasy, McCartney II, Pipes of Peace, Somewhere in England and Stop and Smell The Roses.
  • I haven't read the article or comments here yet, but I'd just like to point out: The best camera is the one you have with you.
  • The article says that the majority of the ultra-poor are landless rural women, and the program teaches them some level of numeracy and literacy as well as a trade. Assuming that some of these women have children, it wouldn't be a stretch at all that these skills would propagate. It's hard to educate your children when you're illiterate and living hand to mouth.
  • Theirs can add hotdogs to people. Egads, no human should have that much power.
  • Wouldn't this kind of thing be fairly directly addressable by legal reform and police action? That is, by the very nature of the offense, it's publicly observable and relatively easily recordable. Couldn't we set something in place that's rather like speeding tickets--a first offense receives a relatively small fine, but keep piling offenses up and you end up in deep water. Have a dedicated police squad with some undercover policewomen and start ticketing people for harassment. Wouldn't that send something of a directly targeted message about social norms while making men think twice about opening their yaps?
  • yoink, the problem is not that it's inherently wrong to shout fire in a crowded theatre, it's that it's wrong to think you can make that illegal, and far more wrong to use the analogy as an excuse to argue for banning just about anything else. As the article said it's a lazy cheat. If you really want a form of speech banned you can do better, and if that's all you got I got Schenck saying maybe it ain't enough.
  • The Greek election is also the subject of this morning's Paul Krugman column.
  • How on earth am I to prove in a court of law what a man said to me on the street? I'm sorry but that's a useless suggestion. Carry a cop around with me? If this happened men would try harder to get away with it, is all.
  • While Monica was indeed MY first Captain Marvel and still and always one of my favorite comic book people ever...I kinda feel like Carol's the one who should have the name. Origin stuffs and all. Although I gotta say, the dynamic between Monica and Carol is one of the best freakin' things about the Captain Marvel comic.
  • Seriously? Hollywood is still doing bunny boilers?
  • The best camera is the one you have with you Interestingly, there's a similar maxim in the amateur astronomy community, which goes like this: The best telescope is the one you actually set up. There's a lot of fun discussion about computerized drives and Barlow lenses and equatorial mounts and so on, but in the end, the most expensive amateur telescope in the world can't grab a single photon if it's still stuck in your garage because you don't want to haul out the 30-pound tripod and hunt for the extension cord. The party-line advice for newbie astronomers asking what to buy is to direct them towards a nice pair of binoculars or something like this which I have and which I can set up on a picnic table and use to look at the rings of Saturn in about 20 seconds. So yeah, use what you have on you already.
  • Or ...pancakes.
  • It's a bizarre argument in the quoted text. I don't know what kind of ad-driven fantasy the writer dreams that sees only young attractive hip couples in posh restaurants as a sign of a healthy economy, but it's awful ageist. Don't older age-appropriate couples eat? One would think a diversity of ages dining in restaurants would signal a healthier economy and society. Then there are the oligarchs. Aren't oligarchs by definition a small fraction of the population? Don't know if I've ever recognized an oligarch when walking the streets of Toronto. If the boulevards of Athens are full of oligarchs flaunting their oligarchness, it must be good in some way for the local economy. It reads as if the youth are revolting because "they're stealing our women". Which, even if a real observable dynamic, would be a troubling and backward call to arms.
  • It's too much to be recognized as a person. REAL men don't believe there is such a thing as a "person", there are only MEN and WOMEN. (And maybe a third category for those Not Real Men) And that is what the "Mens Rights Movement" is all about, to enshrine this permanent double standard where MEN always are something more than WOMEN.
  • "Surprise! He's a high school student who hasn't reached the age of consent! She's a rapist!" Thanks for saying this. I couldn't find the right words. She's a teacher, he's a student, that's not okay on multiple levels.
  • An A to Z of Australia Day , by Sydney Morning Herald cartoonist Cathy Wilcox.
  • ACTOR * ARTIST * FACE OF A CUCKOLD AMERICAN TRUCKS • VOICE OF FOLKSY BRANDING • NORTHERN EXPOSURE "HIS EYEBROWS WILL BE REMEMBERED"
  • I was hoping somebody would post that bread and milk panic attack. There was a thread for winter storm Nemo back in 2013. Somebody posted that same video. I laughed. And then my power went out for almost 3 days. And I cried.
  • Bread, milk and eggs because FRENCH TOAST.
  • Did your winter storm freak out Jim Cantore? If not, color me unimpressed.
  • Anyone who goes through the effort to create a studio version of "The Man and The Journey" has my undying appreciation.
  • Yes, what orme says. I was the guy in our crowd with the 35mm camera (a Minolta SR1) back in the early 1970's. Took lots of photos that I'm happy to have now. But frankly my old iTouch can take photos nearly as good.
  • So funny about the chips, moonmilk!! Up here in Maine, there's a great local market near our house. My husband had already purchased the crucial items (beer and eggs), but I felt a strong need to buy chips and salsa, so I went there afterward. When I was in line, 4 shoppers in a row, including me, were buying chips and salsa. I still have no idea why.
  • I've been deep in some food history research lately and found that the "wait 30 minutes after eating before going swimming" rule traces back to Catherine Beecher, educator and health fabulist. Like most of her dietary wisdom, it seems made up of whole cloth.
  • The Jennifer Lopez vehicle "The Boy Next Door" opened this past weekend and earned a paltry 12% on the Tomatometer. There's nothing terribly unique about this number deep in the cinematic dumping ground that is January, but people are quickly taking notice on how absolutely bonkers the film really is. This starts with the trailer and then moves on to the film itself, which is that rare beast in this era of boring SyFy Channel schlock: A bad movie that never stops being fun. If you need further convincing, witness one moment from the film that was recently singled out by Slate. It's a thing of beauty.
  • I read this article this morning, and was surprised by the force of the pushback in the comments (and the comments on Metafilter here as well). I don't think he's saying anything very provocative, but people seem to be interpreting it as provocation. It's an argument for a high-quality camera, not that you're an inferior entity if you aren't interest in having one (or prefer the conveniences of a phone camera). It's not that big a deal to carry an SLR. The best camera is the one you have with you, but it's not a big hassle to arrange for that to be a camera. But only if you want to, of course! Not everybody has to. I'm fascinated by comments like rmmclay's above: I was the guy in our crowd with the 35mm camera (a Minolta SR1) back in the early 1970's. Took lots of photos that I'm happy to have now. But frankly my old iTouch can take photos nearly as good. It's something that comes up in the comments on the article as well. "Nearly as good." We've gotten very used to that measure in our digital media. Music fidelity, photo and film resolution. It's so strange that we consider it an achievement to have a (not inexpensive) camera that's "nearly as good" as the ones we used forty years ago.
  • I just got that too.
  • GOOD POST.
  • InsertNiftyNameHere: OK, so if I know the atom has 56 nucleons in it, how I supposed to know that it's the above ratio? This is why I was glad my major only required two semesters (one year) of chem classes. The number of neutrons always seemed to have no rational basis, at least that I could discern. It's not my area but I've heard some things: if you took introductory chemistry you probably learned about orbitals, right? How their neat blobby shapes and sizes come from the quantum wave nature of how electrons orbit the nucleus, and you can use that to calculate all the possible energy levels of the electrons? Ok so nucleons have orbitals too. And for any combination of protons and neutrons you can calculate all the energy levels the nucleus can have. And if there's a way for a nucleus to reach a lower-energy state by some decay it will. Those are the calculations that predict the lowest-energy nucleus with 56 nucleons has the 26/30 combination. I couldn't tell you how to actually do them, though, they're mad complicated. That's because the nuclear forces themselves are more complicated. Also it's good to remember the nuclear orbitals, like electron orbitals, are just approximations and reality is even weirder and harder to calculate. Intuitively I think I'm remembering these rules of thumb right: All nucleons attract each other through the strong force. They also repel just the same type through Pauli exclusion. Together those two rules tend to make a 50:50 mix the most stable, because any other ratio would increase the Pauli repulsion without changing the strong attraction. But protons also have a repulsion from their electric charges, so as that number grows the most-stable ratio shifts toward having more neutrons. Lastly both nucleons like to pair up with their own type (just like electrons do, if you remember) so nuclei that have even numbers of one or both will tend to be more stable.
  • Cool, so now I'll be crying for the rest of the day at work. Thank you so much for posting this.
  • Now lets get the real people confront the actors on the street and berate them for a half hour. It's a self-perpetuating reality show! Isn't this basically the description of a sketch from Comedy Bang Bang?
  • Honestly, in my now many years of activism of various kinds, the thing I've realized is that the state is shit-scared of even the smallest radical left victory, because they believe that it will encourage other campaigns. (This is actually a right wing think tank truism, it turns out.) I always used to wonder why they'd smash protests that were obviously, obviously going to foam and froth for a while and then go nowhere; I always used to wonder why they wouldn't make even a teeny-tiny concession just to get people to go home. And it is because they are scared that regular people will be inspired and start demanding stuff. Regardless of its actual nature, the Soviet Union kept coming up in the popular imagination as this place where school was free, and healthcare was free, and you always had a job and a place to live. Go look at the kid glove treatment the Cliven Bundy rebels were/are given to see this. The government doesn't mind right-wing protestors until they commit violence. Lefties are smashed early and smashed hard even if they refuse violence. Anti-austerity cheerleaders can only cheer avoiding the central question The central point is that austerity does not work and only creates even worse economic outcomes, that it amounts to a starving carpenter selling his tools to buy food and becoming soon both unable to afford food and unable to be hired to earn money to buy food. Surely the bourgeoisie are not the ruling elites, but the metropolitan middle class (in the old-fashioned sense) who profit from being in the right place, but are nowhere near the peak of the pyramid... The bourgeoisie are the capitalist class who control capital and through it the state and society. Call them the ruling elite if you prefer, but the literal "middle class" definition does not refer to the middle class as you and I would commonly use the term.
  • It is clear that the policies that were specified as a condition were at bottom not recuperative, but punitive in character. It is not just punitive, per se, although that is certainly one element used to whip up the German populace. Rather it is long term neo-liberal dream of rolling back all social welfare programs, unions, worker protections, etc. This is a neo-liberal policy even during good times and the current opportunity is simply letting no crisis go to waste. The present economic crisis is just an excuse for doing what they have always wanted to do. Restructuring is polite a euphemism for beating down workers.
  • live in LA and I wouldn't gloat about warm weather. A lot of our year-round water comes supply from Winter snowpack, which is why it can be bad when it's really warm in January - it needs to be cold enough in the mountains that the precipitation actually comes down as snow and not rain. Like, it's raining where I am now, but I have to wonder if the mountains even got any snow from this. Yeah, I drove over Donner Summit this weekend, and there is basically no snow. Like, NO snow. It was 60 degrees up there. Last measurable precipitation they had was on Christmas Eve, and that was .012" of rain. Start saving yer spit in a jar, Californians, because come June you may need it.
  • Here's a useful recent interview with Varoufakis:
    Let's say Syriza wins the elections with a majority. What would be the most important tasks facing a hypothetical finance minister in a Syriza government in the first few months or year? There are three things. Firstly, to conduct thorough, tough negotiations with our European partners, the IMF, the European Central Banks in order to revise, radically, the illogicality of our loan agreement with our creditors. Task number one is renegotiation to put it bluntly. Task number two is to address, somehow, the humanitarian crisis by spending what's really a small amount of money feeding the hungry, making sure that children don't have to work by candlelight at night doing their homework and looking after the weakest and more innocent victims of this crisis. That's the second task: the humanitarian crisis in brief. And thirdly, to ensure from a fiscal point of view that the revenues of the state do not collapse as a result of some kind of strike by those who have the capacity to pay taxes.
  • I thought this was going to feature the emails of Organizing For America with the notes from Joe Biden that have subject lines like "Hey" or "'Sup?" or "LOL"
  • Yet another one of the subtle ways in which the iPhone just works. Yeah, for those of you who haven't experienced the camera on the 6+, it's really amazing. I've taken quick shots of my 3 year old son, who is a whirling dervish of motion, and they've come out clear. Of course a good DSLR is still going to be better, but as has been stated upthread, the best camera is the one you have with you. There are moments in my son's life that would have been impossible to capture if I'd had to jump up and go fetch the "good" camera. The only people I know who lug around a big DSLR are already photography nuts.
  • "Wicked big stawm" sign isn't real. Awwww. No, but "Wicked High Tides" is real along with this past holiday season's "Yes Virginia There Is...Probable Tidal Flooding" and "Prepare for Yule Tides" And it's worth noting that those humorous signs were up during periods of nuisance flooding. I wouldn't expect MassDOT to do that during a real emergency.
  • I actually completely by coincidence did one of my twice-a-year forays to an Asian supermarket in Sunset Park yesterday to stock up, and so I have the makings of about three weeks' worth of homemade ramen and hot pot and yakitori as well as mochi and Pocky and these weird umbrella-pinwheel cookie things and kasugai gummies (which are TOTALLY THE BEST THING YOU GUYS), so I'll be fine during the storm. But I may end up craving a burger.
  • Great post, thanks! The nirvana post is interesting, because I remember trying to find a copy of Bleach in record stores (before nevermind) and having to settle for an expensive import from Europe... and it was missing songs. GG, subpop.
  • The headline/section title claiming that there is no treatment is prominent, and worth responding to despite it being somewhat contradicted by the rest of the text. I think "The subhead for the section on treatment is unfortunately misleading" might have been a better comment than "This article is dangerously inaccurate"—which is what you actually wrote. It seems that the article actually gives pretty much exactly the same advice that you give wrt treatment. It also adds the claim that it's hard to find a therapist trained in DBT. Is that accurate?
  • This is like trying to suppress information about the hazards of smoking in bed because it's so terrible that all those unfortunate people burned their houses down.
  • You could put it on snow. No need to eat it out of the jar. Mmm, snowburgers for dinner with snow fries on the side, and mustard snowcake for dessert!
  • All the manual controls in the world are useless if your camera is unusable above ISO200 and has no perceptible depth of field. You can also take extremely good photos with an iPhone by taking a moment to compose the shot, and poking the screen until everything looks good. You just need to take the (5 seconds of) effort. Technical acumen is extremely overrated when it comes to photography. It's good to have, but you can be a very good photographer without it. Instagram works well, not because of the shitty filters, but because the selection and application of those shitty filters makes you (briefly) think about the photo that you just took.
  • Man John Corbett gets cheated on in every movie he's in. He's just got that kind of face. His eyebrows in particular are way too earnest-looking.
  • Are all you people extolling the iPhone's camera aware that there are (1) other smartphones, and (2) other smartphones with even better cameras? I just got the Denim update for my Lumia 1520 with the new camera firmware and it runs circles around every other phone camera. Blew my friend's iPhone 6+ out of the water, and as to the 6 or any iPhone before it- they don't have OIS. Worthless. Every Nokia WP with PureView has had OIS since the 920.
  • The worst part is I can't come up with a decent "Juno, your caseworker!" joke about this
  • MA/RI line checking in...people were still showing up at my library at 6:00 pm, grabbing DVDs, mostly. All the other area libraries closed at 4. I did a regular shop on Friday, but I stopped at Stop and Shop last night to get a few things. There were hardly any people in the store, but the shelves were a mess. Some were completely empty, some were a jumble of random items. The emptiest section was, surprisingly, the broth. Not the soup. The broth. Lotta homemade soup happening around here, I guess. I would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone about snow bank safety. Don't let your kids climb snow banks, or dig into snow banks or do anything in a snow bank. Snow banks are trying to kill you. Thank you.
  • No one's asking for perfect rhetoric, we're asking empath to knock it off with the racism.
  • The panic of OMG MARXISM in response to the Syriza victory is a little amusing. and the irony is that what Syriza is publicly proposing is what should have already been done in the first place, if the Northern Europeans weren't beset by their own internal political contradictions. the policies imposed on Greece had no conventional economic policy basis Yeah, this weird ideological dynamic where it takes a "Marxist" to be a Keynesian seems to me like the central problem of the current political moment. The Thatcherite perception that "there is no alternative" has taken such deep hold as "common sense" that the policymaking classes basically don't even know how to keep the ship afloat anymore; neoliberal ideology has actually set the "center" so far away from even the mildest rational course correction that no one seems to even know the difference, and it takes a "radical" left victory to even think about doing what the ECB ought to have implemented on its own years ago. And meanwhile the political-ideological gloves come straight off, no matter that it's in response to actually very moderate economic reforms — an Argentina-style default is framed as something so "radical" that it draws this immediate flailing ideological condemnation, from anxious red-baiting to scaremongering about fascism (it's amazing to see the speed with which the panic manifests, even here in this thread). This is a symptom of a few decades of a political-ideological spectrum running from more austerity to slightly less austerity; to the media and the "centrists" at this point, anti-austerity of any kind, as a mere idea, seems earth-shaking. With any luck this is one step toward the end of that common-sense austerity's ascendancy, but it won't go quietly.
  • I would love to imagine a major US news outlet doing something similar with Bethany Mota (though she might well be savvy about these issues already).
  • My favorite snow twitter so far: BBC infographic measures snowfall by dog breed N. K. Jemisin starts a flurry (haha) of alternatives to the term Snowmageddon. My favorite: Snow Dogs & Cats Living Together, Mass (Snow) Hysteria
  • Also, Blue Diamond wasabi and soy sauce flavored almonds (sorry, California) are the fucking bomb with Irish whiskey.
  • I'm on a state of California internet connection temporarily. The state runs everything through a filter company (WebSense) and I can't reach the linked article. The link returns a page that reads: "Blocked due to: Tasteless." I guess "cracked.com" has crossed the borderline?
  • Not to make excuses but could the line be referring to a first edition of some artistically or scholarly important translation of the Iliad? Actually that seems like a more classic hollywood error, hire someone, figure out which of the hundred or so translations of the Iliad would be both suitably impressive and plausible (he brings an Alexander Pope he's probably robbed a museum, if it's one that came out in 2012 it's not that grand), then cut the line in the final edit so instead of "It's a first edition of $foo's translation of the Iliad" it becomes "It's a first edition of the Iliad".
  • Just for posterity (for what will future generations care about when they study our civilization if not this?), I believe the credit for first mockery of the first-edition thing goes to Voice film editor Alan Scherstuhl, who tweeted about it and then mentioned it, surprisingly forgivingly, in his review.
  • Would the police be interested enough to knock on a blogger's door? Would they be interested enough to even check whether the blogger was in their jurisdiction? These are frightening questions. Civil liberties should be protected formally, not by the arbitrary and capricious whims of the police.
  • Oh BTW you might want to stop using that stop using that fire in a crowded theatre quote. The Supreme Court decision which it was used to justify was itself very odious (the actual case was about a war protester convicted under the Espionage Act for speaking out againt the draft) and was eventually overturned.
  • Well I just want you to know that I'm on Mercury and it's like a brazillion degrees and I'm wearing an ablative smartmatter cryosuit and I'm plumb out of Fritos. Cape Cod, plenty of chili, firewood and etc. Love you all.
  • My mother told me "don't sit on the curb or you'll get piles!" And then she had to explain to me what piles were.
  • Needs less James. Same applies to the original series.
  • "To extend your music analogy a bit, photography for most people is more akin to how people used to do audience bootlegs of Dead shows on crappy tape recorders than it is to creating new music. The point isn't to create art, or even to capture every nuance of the art that is being created, but to simply capture the general feeling of the moment that the recorder themselves was a part of. You knew a dozen other people were going to record the same show, and maybe theirs sounded better than yours, but yours was yours, damn it. Those who do think of themselves as creating actual art are generally going to get better results with larger sensors, a wider selection of glass, etc. But that's not what photography is to many people." I think that's actually a really good analogy. There are all levels of bootleg live recordings out there, including the (kinda obnoxious sea of bluish screens) ubiquitous iPhone videos. And there's a big difference in what you'd choose depending on what your aim was: The cell videos are for sharing something like the experience right as the experience is happening. But if you're wanting to go back and listen to the show again, they're kinda a crappy tool. And you can go up from there, with the guys posting up their stereo mics in the audience all the way to soundboards to the live-in-studio album. Live shows for rock are very rarely worth listening to again unless you were there, or the show itself is exemplary in some way (I have Nirvana bootlegs of a couple songs that evolved into really different compositions by the time the albums came out, and they're interesting because of that despite the crappy fidelity). That's even more salient when he's talking about going back to these images years later: Cell phone pics tend to be something that are of the moment, not a comprehensive archive. Most folks don't organize them in any coherent way, there's very little concern about archival storage — somebody upthread wondered why the author didn't just use Picassa or something. With the death of Google Reader, who really trusts that Picassa will be there in 10 years? Hell, the world is full of file formats and digital storage options that are essentially more obsolete than contemporary negatives. I found a couple jaz discs in the last office move and I have no idea what's on them or why we have them (especially since we didn't officially start as an org. until the jaz had been discontinued for a couple years), and have no real desire to go through the legwork to find out. On the other hand, I've sorted chromes from photographers from the '90s and 2000s that are still super crisp, despite being chucked in a random box for a decade. I think the crux of the article is that people tend to not realize the trade off in lack of archival access when they use cell phones versus dedicated cameras. I'm getting married in a couple months and have recently been trawling through Facebook, looking for old photos of the two of us as a couple. We've been together more than a decade, and while I've gone through a handful of phones in that time and have only dubious shared archives, I was lucky to be shooting film (and getting that film scanned) for a lot of it. While that means fewer pictures overall of us together (because I was shooting them, so tend not to be in a lot), they're much easier to work with and I'm really glad to have them because the phone-only shots that we have are so sparse that it's kind of depressing. Some of that's because of bad tagging, some of that's because I'll randomly find 100 shots of the same night with two photos being good and the rest a slog, and some of that's because a $45 Minolta XG-M from 1980 is small enough to take with pretty much anywhere and sophisticated enough to get great shots without a lot of brain involvement.
  • I think conflation of Islam with Arabs and vice versa is incredibly racist, but otherwise the insistence that Islamophobia is racist is itself pretty racist. That's a fine sentiment in the abstract, but given that people suggest racial profiling as way to prevent terrorism I think we'd be foolish to throw out racism as a motivation.
  • CHECK IT OUT, I'M TAKING UP ALL THE ROOM is already cat default in our house.
  • Xenophyophores are single-celled animals that can grow to the size of your fist, are found on the deep ocean floor, and have multi-cellular organisms living on them. My obscure sealife facts finally have a use!
  • Those movies were fun?
  • If one more person says the best camera is the one you have with you, I'm gonna put their head through that window.
  • Also, what the fuck people? It's all low-carb this whole wheat that and I'm soooo paleo until IT MIGHT SNOW A BIT then BAM all the bagels in Fairway are GONE EVEN THE GROSS CINNAMON RASIN ONES THAT NO ONE LIKES and I maybe want a buttered bagel in the morning as a treat and I have to hear about FLOUR BRAIN and WHEAT GUT and the POSION OF GLUTEN Until it gets SLIGHTLY COLD then you RUN TO THE BAKERY LIKE YOU'RE MIDDLE-AGES PEASANTS AND SOMEONE SAID THE HUNS ARE COMING AND I GET NOTHING .
  • A few whiles back, I found a snarky response to the Greek debt crisis that I think really encapsulates the whole thing. The person was complaining that soon the EU could be faced with a state of permanent bailout for Greece, and implied that Spain and other nations couldn't be far behind. The response was that in the USA we had that already and we called it Mississippi. Can't find the actual quote. But I think, snark to the side, it really has a lot of significance. In an economic zone as large as the EU or the USA there are going to be areas that are needed by the wealthy areas but aren't actually that good at producing wealth. In the USA the mostly liberal urban areas subsidize the mostly conservative areas and our national identity makes the alternative all but unthinkable [1]. But the EU doesn't have that. Other than a few bleeding hearts the people in Germany see no benefit to keeping Greece afloat; there is a benefit of course but it's an abstract one. I cheered when the EU first came into being, but I'm seriously doubting now that it can really work. This sort of situation, not necessarily with Greece but with any number of other potential debtor nations, is going to come up again and again because in an economic zone as big as the EU it's inevitable that some nations will have problems. If the EU doesn't have the political will and cohesion to basically transfer money and wealth from the richer areas of the EU to the poorer areas of the EU then it must fall apart. Greeks won't put up with starvation. [1] So far anyway. If the moochers in the red states keep being jackasses and calling their benefactors evil anti-American scum vermin I think eventually the blue states will get a mite tired of the shit talking from the people they're giving welfare to.
  • what is the significance of specifying "Google employee" in the FPP description? I only mentioned it as opposed to say, an actual astronomer or physicist or something. It was a great story, and I was wondering if the scientists on MeFi could back it up or instead find fault with it. The hypothesis about cheap iron equaling red color sounds legit though.
  • As a Californian I just want you all to know, it was in the 70's today and I'm wearing shorts. That is all.
  • RE: mind me of what you wanted for $x is actually a pretty great subject line.
  • "...and I couldn't imagine anyone painting theirs another color." O rly?
  • The only answer here is default and a euro exit. The idea that that will destroy Greece's economy and credit is laughable. People will line up to loan money to a Greece without a huge debt load. It happened with Argentina, random ship seizures aside.
  • He claimed that Jews don't pay taxes, unlike proper Christians like himself. Does anybody pay taxes in Greece? I thought that a big part of their problem was that their tax collection system was porous and dysfunctional, and that the culture had a mindset dating back to the days of the Ottoman stationary-bandits, where paying taxes was seen as a mark of the most gormless stupidity, and everybody assumed that it was pretty much their moral imperative to dodge taxes to the best of their ability. Because, you know, none of that money will go on hospitals and roads and such; the government will only piss it up the wall employing politicians' relatives in pointless sinecures and such.
  • At farmpaint.com we get 55 gallon drums for (approximate, I'm on a phone): - black $270 - grey $415 - red $415 -brown $430 - green $495 - white $700 You can doubtless stretch a bit cheaper, but if you assume that the pigment in black is maybe $20 of the cost (basically free - waste carbon is not hard to find), then the binder is $250 and ocre is $165, while titanium dioxide (white) is $450ish. I'll bet the difference is a bit bigger in fact because black is a better pigment than white.
  • A new approach to assisting the "ultra-poor" – the poorest people on the planet – is showing promising results. In up to 95% of cases, the approach has been shown to help people exit the category of ultra-poverty, defined as living on less than 50 cents per day.

    A Bangladeshi-based aid organization has pioneered the innovative development scheme. At a cost of $500 over 2 years, the method is based on exerting "maximum pressure on the major determinants of poverty; little to no health care, lack of livelihood skills and capital, illiteracy, low self-esteem, and social exclusion".
  • He'd have gotten her a first edition of The Epic of Gilgamesh, but the used bookstore only had the first eleven tablets.
  • Also, as far as "how did that happen?" Well, the former Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers) is now CAPTAIN Marvel (as it always should have been!), and Ms. Marvel is a new title. I can't tell you for sure, but Marvel has made a genuine effort to get better about diversity and inclusion in the last couple of years. Not everything has been successful, and some things seem more like short-term stunts than long-term changes...but yeah. Kamala doesn't look like she's going anywhere.
  • I bought an excellent DSLR, and it sits and collects dust. I also carry an Iphone with me everywhere, and rarely take pictures with it. I believe that one can easily ruin many experiences by trying to capture them. Our last vacation we took maybe 10 pictures, and I don't regret that number at all. My memories are rich, vivid, and complete. Not having pictures doesn't change that a bit. Very little time was spent thinking about looking back at the experience, rather we were in the moment living it. The best story I can think of that explains this, is a friend was out on the river and saw a bald eagle begin to fly by. She said she was so busy trying to get the camera on her phone to work that she pretty much missed seeing it. In trying to capture the experience she lost it. The more you try to hold on to sand, the more it runs through your fingers. So, when you get married, make the photographer take only candids. Never interrupt a good moment to take a photograph of it. Your life will be much richer when you are not a slave to the acquisition of tangible representations of ephemeral things. Don't get me wrong, if the experience you want to have is being a photographer, then by all means enjoy yourself. But, if you are capturing and thus sullying a spontaneous moment due to a fear it will be lost, I would suggest putting the camera away and seeing every thread in the tapestry of life as it is woven.
  • Regarding free speech, I defer to China Miéville. "When human rights lawyer David Enright asks for the book to be sold as an adult work, while explicitly, repeatedly, stressing that he does not advocate banning it, nonetheless, cometh the resentment-spewing dissemblers in the comments insisting that he is supporting 'censorship'. This is a degree of point-missing so great it is hard to believe it is not performative. "(Indeed, an astoundingly small proportion of arguments 'for free speech' & 'against censorship' or 'banning' are, in fact, about free speech, censorship or banning. It is depressing to have to point out, yet again, that there is a distinction between having the legal right to say something & having the moral right not to be held accountable for what you say. Being asked to apologise for saying something unconscionable is not the same as being stripped of the legal right to say it. It's really not very fucking complicated. Cry Free Speech in such contexts, you are demanding the right to speak any bilge you wish without apology or fear of comeback. You are demanding not legal rights but an end to debate about & criticism of what you say. When did bigotry get so needy? This assertive & idiotic failure to understand that juridical permissibility backed up by the state is not the horizon of politics or morality is absurdly resilient.)" Link
  • It's not so much that it's profoundly offensive (although it often is), but more that it's profoundly boring. These seem contradictory. People are often very excited by offensive things. There is no better inoculation against right wing nonsense than seeing what it looks like on its own terms, in the words of its truest believers. I guess that's why Fox News is reducing right wing idiocy so effectively, huh... urging a 'sensitive debate' on allowing its sale. is this distinct from allowing it in libraries? I'd be fine with stopping people from being able to promote and make money off of selling it. For those who are seriously curious what it was about or need to do some specific research, I don't see why it shouldn't be available to the public through the library system though.
  • Screenwriting by people who have just heard words and completely divorced them from their meaning. First edition books are better, this is a book, why not make it first edition? Have your lead give their romantic interest a Stratocaster trumpet, or make a 24-carat hemp necklace.
  • Christianity's pretty weird. *Slow golf clap*
  • Here's something else that isn't being considered. The men who are giving advice to women about staying safe also say things to other men as they have opportunity. It's not one or the other. Also, men in different cultures and different combinations of cross-culture interactions have different ways of getting other men to behave. Some are more intense and some are quieter or more proactive methods (like making a call to get a homeless man some shelter, which happened near us last week.) And not everyone's going to advertise a private word they had with someone out of consideration for that person, to not seem self-righteous, or just out of shyness - and all of those reasons are okay.
  • "The "best" street harassment I have ever received came from a man with one leg calling out "Do your thang, girl," as he gave me two thumbs up. I couldn't be mad about him." I am so confused. To be VERY clear, I wish I could just wave a magic wand and end this crap everywhere, or somehow institute some kind of unavoidable penalty for people who do this crap, and I will never ever tolerate anyone I know acting harassing a woman, but this...is one seriously problematic statement.
  • Oh, no. I was burned once in the "actually it's so bad it's good" department by Gigli. Never again, J-Lo. This movie is twice as good as Gigli! 200% better.
  • Turning tofu into soy milk, using the active ingredient in urine.
  • This is why I always bring a large-format collodion wet plate process camera and portable darkroom to parties. Some of my favorite portraits are ones I've taken at parties at my house, with a large format camera and a polaroid film back. They are not something that could have been taken with a phone's camera. ...that being said, yes, the best camera is the one you have with you - but it would behoove people to learn how to use it well (it doesn't take much searching to find good advice that is easy to follow).
  • K is also now for Knighting Prince Phillip, just like an utter twat would do The subtext of the message is nothing more than "...because I'm Prime Minister and what I say goes". It's like Caligula appointing his horse to the Senate, just to take a territorial piss and rub his underlings' noses in it.
  • Yep. Men and boys of all ages and races and (so it appears) economic background. Being gross is equal opportunity.
  • It is especially important to be accurate about treatment prospects in an article about Borderline Personality Disorder. They are a group of people who typically experience feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. They also typically experience suicidal ideation. This particular pernicious myth could do real harm to some very vulnerable people. I don't blame the author for getting it wrong. I do blame the people who see publishing an article like this with no expert oversight as acceptable. It's similar to an article saying that, say, skin cancer isn't treatable.
  • Yeah, what is the cutoff? Actual slurs?
  • Why blizzards make us go crazy for milk and bread These things always leave me feeling a little left out since I don't generally drink milk or eat bread.
  • Like the bison of the American plains, sea sponges in the Mediterranean sea were anthropogenically depleted, due to their being prized as bumwipe by the Roman empire. I'm reasonably certain that's not why the bison got depleted.
  • It's just funny to read all these GOOD ENOUGH GOOD ENOUGH LALALALA about cameras that doesn't really happen with a lot of other digital tools — very few people are insisting that their iPad has replaced any need for a real (music) keyboard, even though you can get pretty good with one and do a lot of cool stuff with it. To extend your music analogy a bit, photography for most people is more akin to how people used to do audience bootlegs of Dead shows on crappy tape recorders than it is to creating new music. The point isn't to create art, or even to capture every nuance of the art that is being created, but to simply capture the general feeling of the moment that the recorder themselves was a part of. You knew a dozen other people were going to record the same show, and maybe theirs sounded better than yours, but yours was yours, damn it. Those who do think of themselves as creating actual art are generally going to get better results with larger sensors, a wider selection of glass, etc. But that's not what photography is to many people.
  • I think it is vital to leave such a work open for all to read because it is so preposterous, to quote this lecture from Timothy Snyder: Unless we understand how Hitler saw the planet, unless we can get inside Hitler's ecological mind, we won't be able to see why he thought the Jews had to be removed from the planet, nor will we be able to see how he was able to achieve this with such horrible success.
  • UK should consider ban on Mein Kampf, says Scottish Labour MP [The Guardian]
    Ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day, Scottish Labour MP Thomas Docherty has written to culture secretary urging a 'sensitive debate' on allowing its sale.
  • NY1 and MSNBC have now both seriously downgraded city estimate totals to probably about a foot.
  • I have never been the guy to take family or party photos. I still can't get it together to take pictures with my phone, and it's a brand new phone with a really good camera (One+ 1). Like Emptythought, I have a Nex 6 (well an a6000, same camera). That's what I take photos with. I've been waiting for the day I could carry around a small camera and a handfull of lenses and get all the shots I want. It has arrived, I love this little thing. When the day comes I feel I need full frame, I'll probably go with an a7. That day is not yet here. Take pictures with your phone. You're at least getting pictures. There are lots of options on small really great cameras though when you're ready to move up.
  • Flimflam, I'm willing to bet they hear casual misogyny. They can start with calling that out. Or, hey..maybe they could start by NOT throwing their hands up at this difficult to solve problem and think about how they COULD help?
  • Came here to say the same thing as Ideefixe - there's definitely a racial aspect to complaining about vocal people (c.f. that one video) and that, coupled with the enthusiasm for stabbing people and possibly killing them (the sun, really?), completes a picture of something a bit evil. Also, in my city, at least, police have much more vulnerable women to assist than runners getting catcalled and they need to prioritize.
  • Isn't it too dreamy?
  • In December 2014 Gile WI got just over 6 feet of snow in a week
  • That is so interesting and showed me a new way of looking at things. Thank you!
  • Dialectical Behavior(al) Therapy (DBT), which is a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, has shown positive effects. Researchers have made a lot of progress on teasing out which components of DBT are vital to its success. It does require specific training, so accessing it isn't always simple. Also important is that we have more knowledge about what doesn't work: inpatient hospitalization and turning people into walking pharmacies, ie constantly increasing the dosages of meds that don't work. This is an especially bad practice when these meds are benzodiazepines. I should note that I'm not a professional, rather I'm an interested layperson.
  • It may actually be better than planting and harvesting rice; Nicholas Kristof certainly believes this is why so many people are drawn to this sort of work in spite of its horrible conditions. Still, the question is why would this sort of work be better, and why should we do nothing about just because it's marginally better than something else?
  • It was like a holiday in Benny's (Providence) today - to their eternal credit most of RI appeared to be purchasing sleds. There's a characteristic visual to a storm: all the cars have their wipers lifted up.
  • Green barns, red barns, what's the difference?
  • This is good, of course, but if they only left the less than 50 cents a day category to enter the 50 to 75 cents a day category right above it, how big a change is that really for them? Does this solve anything in the long run, say, changing the quality of their life and that of their children?
  • So long as you're the one on top, anyway. I've always been struck how many supporters of policies that lead to greater inequality have no realistic chance of ever being within sight of the top, much less benefiting from those policies. I mean, I've had people who were probably receiving the Earned Income Tax Credit tell me why a flat tax would be great, and while I'm ok with people philosophically supporting things that are against their own economic interest, the dissonance was strong. I'll be watching the outcome in Greece with interest. The extraordinarily high unemployment (especially of youth) in much of Europe seems to me to be definitionally unsustainable and perhaps increasingly unstable, so I'd expect to see more non-centrist governments being elected, either right wing populist or leftist like in this case.
  • Animated stories that parents tell their children: How milkshakes are made (really bouncy grass) and why you have to be quiet on trains (beware of bears, they're unstoppable). But if you're grown up now and want to really know if your parents were full of ... molasses, let Ken Jennings share the truth behind 17 things parents tell their kids, and five more excerpts from his collection of such because-I-said-so-isms.
  • Le Pen has also been oddly warm towards SYRIZA. I doubt the feeling is mutual, however. They've gone into coalition with the Independent Greeks, so they're clearly happy enough to deal with Le Pen-esque right-wing nationalist types. Very strange bedfellows.
  • NYC Mayor: 'Reconcile Yourselves With Your God, For All Will Perish In The Tempest'
  • Ah, fook. The new TLDs are the new ironic hotness/steez/whatever the fook the legit kids say these days. thismakesme.blue
  • No wonder kids grow up to be scumbags now. Can I get a citation on the implied premise that more kids grow up to be scumbags now than before?
  • If you refer to this unnamed storm as Juno you also have to measure the duration in Swatch Beats.
  • Sorry Hoopo - that one whooshed right over my head.
  • During my teenage years on dialup BBSes and the early years of the web, I had this overwhelming sense that the ability to connect online would make truly amazing things happen. At the time, I was mostly just reading and posting on FidoNet and sharing text files, and I really didn't see the Internet proper becoming what it became, but I felt that knowing other people were into the same things you're into -- the sense of community that came from posting online and getting responses from real people -- would push people to be more creative. I don't think I ever could have foreseen something like this, though, from the Weezer link above:
    This reconstruction is technically a revision as I had previously created one in late 2010 upon the release of Alone III (the solo Rivers Cuomo release containing the final missing pieces needed to reconstruct Songs From The Black Hole). Unfortunately that reconstruction suffered from the ethos of 'trying to being the first!' and had some errors I regret making. It was a hasty reconstruction made to compete with about thirty others, all making 'their own take on SFTBH', and mine contained some missteps (namely my attempt to change the ending of the rock opera itself!). I believe hindsight has allowed me to create a more natural, flowing, and complete Songs From The Black Hole reconstruction, one truer to Rivers Cuomo's original narrative and presented as a sonically finished album.
    This inspired individual, who by this point had already tackled some daunting reconstruction projects, rushed his work because there were, by his estimation, thirty other people online trying to construct the exact same Weezer album he was. Then he went back and fixed it, because, hey, those other schmucks didn't do it right. I don't like to wax internet triumphalist very often, and seeing what the VC-funded web has become leaves me feeling a bit old and jaded, but seeing things like this reminds me that this thing is still pretty fucking awesome. Anyway, I can't wait to find time to listen to these albums -- thanks for posting.
  • someone is driving around the west village in an ice cream truck people are chasing it on foot but it does not appear to be stopping for ice cream business
  • It's the same two camps that CSI writers create the hilariously bad computer scenes for, only this time for the Humanities. And this is why "The Boy Next Door" is only the #2 movie in America while "American Sniper" is #1: because Camp Fake Baby is for EVERYONE. (I'm not even kidding about the #2 thing)
  • The snow in the last 20 min out my window has gone from lightish scattering to full on pink bloom white out.
  • In general, I have incredibly poor recollection of stuff that happened in my childhood. However one of the few things that is still vivid is something my grandmother told me when I was about three years old and we were walking down the street. "Don't step on the cracks in the pavement, or else..." (oh! i know this. bear assault, or possible maternal spinal trauma) "... you'll marry a negro woman!" Thanks grandma you crazy fucking racist.
  • I often think about our complicity. About how my life is good because people are extracting goodness from the lives of others. Sometimes I think that part of becoming an adult is coming to terms with this inequality. And then i write sentences like that and want to just quit everything. So I quit thinking about it.
  • > "Scottish Labour MP Thomas Docherty is calling for a national debate ..." Scottish Labour are struggling with relevancy right now, so one has to consider that the importance of this statement as somewhat limited.
  • Lots of dogwhistles in her description of his "advice." Hmm. You may be right, but she's open with him about the harassment she receives. That would be enough to provoke a protective response from almost any parent. He's not talking with her about vague generalities of the Dangerous City and the Dark People who live there; he's talking with her about eight specific men who harassed her over the course of the previous hour and a quarter. And she trusts and values him enough to share it with him.
  • I've been catcalled a ton in NYC. Not sure about the running scene, but if I strap on shoes and head out the door I'll get a ton of it, unless I'm in a park and have headphones on, in which case it's bikers shouting to get out of their way, even if I'm not in a bike lane.
  • I think there's a major difference between smart phone photos and "real" cameras that is not mentioned here: mindset. It has been my observation that people with camera phones press the camera icon, hold it up for maybe a second, press the button, and...done! Most don't even review the shot. Those with a "real" camera tend to really look at a scene, fiddle with settings, compose carefully, and fire off a few shots and then review intently. I surmise the second method is going to result in "better" photos. The former take snapshots; the latter take photographs. Note: agreed about the filters on many cameras and processing applications; many make the photo look like it was shot through dirty cheesecloth or at the red light district. There's even one called "Grunge." Note: Every time I see a football game and constant sparkly flashes up in the stands (thousands of them), I think, "Yep, those are all people who set their point-and-shoots on "Auto" and have no idea how to use their cameras. Are they thinking that little flash is gonna light up the things down on the field (instead of the back of the head of the people directly in front of them)?
  • Kind of curious how Everlast got involved with a campaign like this, but it looks like they've been on the issue for a while.
  • Which rested on the assumption that a woman cannot own her own body - either she is claimed by a man, or she is general property ("open game"). A real eye-opener for me was getting separated from my extremely capable SO in a crush on the sidewalk in a big city. She'd worn a little black dress to work because we were going out after and backed out of the crowd after getting groped to try and spot me. By the time I got there, she was yelling "Who the fuck asked for your opinion?" And people and cops were gawking like she was the crazy one? She had this way of stomping one foot and spreading her arms that really scared those guys. I came up behind them and called her name and they apologized to me? And then I point at the cops and the guys slinking off and nothing. If my SO had used her boot knife or I had pulled a quart bottle out of the trash can, I bet we would have been arrested.
  • Bulgaroktonos, that's brilliant. I'm going to do that sometimes, too. But only to people I think are organized enough to even notice it.
  • The few times I saw the trailer for this I kept wondering, "What could be left to make a movie about? What could possibly happen in an hour and a half of film that hasn't been shown in this preview?"
  • that's nothing - i have a first edition of the old testament signed by GOD
  • See also Nicholas Gurewitch's soundtrack for The Cloud Photographers, a non-existent Wes Anderson film.
  • The New York Times is updating this map pretty frequently with current snow accumulations (just for this storm, though, and not the whole Northeast).
  • In a functional market economy, the classic couple in a posh restaurant are young and close in age. In my travels through the eurocrisis – from Dublin to Athens – I have noticed that the classic couple in a dysfunctional economy is a grey-haired man with a twentysomething woman. It becomes a story of old men with oligarchic power flaunting their wealth and influence without opprobrium.

    As Syriza forms an coalition government, falling two votes short of a (rare) outright victory, Paul Mason (previously on Mefi: 1, 2, 3, 4) explains how a youthful generation of Greek professionals finally had enough of tax-evading oligarchs.
  • Ruling elites, ruling class, capitalists, exploiters, bourgeoisie Surely the bourgeoisie are not the ruling elites, but the metropolitan middle class (in the old-fashioned sense) who profit from being in the right place, but are nowhere near the peak of the pyramid...
  • "Yet, along with all the pretentious and disordered thoughts, the book contains some deep insights, born directly of Hitler's profound irrationality, and well as many sharp formulations and striking images. ... His attempts at logic are at variance with his dull repetitiousness, and the one element in the book that nothing counteracts is the monotonous, manic egocentricity. This corresponds only too well with with the lack of human feeling and human beings in its many pages. The book may be tedious and hard to read. Yet it does convey a remarkably faithful portrait of its author, who in his constant fear of being unmasked actually unmasks himself." -- Joachim Fest The Labour MP was clear that there "is a difference between a book which can cause an offence, and a book which can incite hatred ... I don't think this is a debate about The Satanic Verses, or the film The Last Temptation of Christ. Both caused offence, but they don't seek to incite hatred," he said. "This is not a debate around political books or manifestos or books which cause offence ... What Mein Kampf and books like it do is specifically set out to incite hatred. It is literally the manifesto for Nazism." Except, Mr. Docherty, for this: Geert Wilders (among others) has argued, frequently and loudly, that the Dutch ban on Mein Kampf provides the exact reasoning for "books like it," including and especially the Koran, to be banned -- it's also a book that "incites hatred," in his view, so why stop with Mein Kampf?
  • Lovely barn, MonkeyToes, but do you ever go dancing?
  • Bread, milk, and eggs are great things to buy if you think you will be stuck inside but with the power on. Dense calories and protein, as long as you can keep them refrigerated. It seems reasonable to buy them before a blizzard. Obviously stupid before a hurricane. Beer is good in all storm situations. It's just too bad you mostly can't get Landshark in New England.
  • I believe that one can easily ruin many experiences by trying to capture them. To each their own and all, but this has never been my experience and I don't think that there's really some general truth there. A "ruined" experience to one person is a "guess I'll do it differently next time" to the person standing next to them. And it also discounts the significant lengths to which many people are willing to go solely for the purpose of taking a picture. When I was younger, stupider, and more committed to what I thought of as art, I repeatedly froze my ass off just to be in the right place—or what I thought was the right place—at the right time for a particular shot. (Later, I found that the amount of physical misery involved in taking a photograph doesn't actually make it better. The universe doesn't assign points for effort.) But the "experience" only happened because I wanted the shot; therefore there's no way that the camera could have 'ruined' it, practically by definition. At a lesser extreme, anytime somebody pulls the car over and gets out, or walks up to the top of the hill instead of stopping halfway, or does anything else that they wouldn't otherwise have done, in order to take a photo, and in doing so has an experience that they wouldn't have otherwise had, it's pretty hard to say that the camera could 'ruin' what they would have just ignored. To the right person and in the right frame of mind, having a camera makes you far more aware of your surroundings than you would otherwise be.
  • See also The Cure (1, 2) assembled by Chris Ott of Shallow Rewards fame. The download links are long since dead, but they are well worth (soul)seeking out. I'd rank Kiss Me as just midling, but this refix I'd rank perhaps 3rd or 4th in The Cure discography.
  • Exercise alone won't cut it. You get the body of the formless spawn of Tsathoggua in the kitchen. Search online for a diet of black ichorous meats if you really want some big gains.
  • schmod: Technical acumen is extremely overrated when it comes to photography. It's good to have, but you can be a very good photographer without it.
    Do you also believe understanding color theory is overrated when it comes to painting?
    Instagram works well, not because of the shitty filters, but because the selection and application of those shitty filters makes you (briefly) think about the photo that you just took.
    Instagram works well because it has capitallized upon the public's desire to have "fancy" photographs that appear to be well-taken, even though the same photographer took them as those crappy shots on that other site. I don't believe your assertion that people think more about composition, framing, lighting, et al before posting to Instagram, any more than posting to Facebook makes them better writers.
  • And I have the apple signed by Eris. i have her hot dog buns
  • Looking forward to AC/DC's For Those Who Haven't Rocked Yet (We're Still Waiting)
  • the guy from House of Pain. Who, sadly, has a daughter with cystic fibrosis. Sympathies, dude.
  • that's nothing - i have a first edition of the old testament signed by GOD A year or two back I got a comped overnight in a legendary old school hotel, a place that was the very pinnacle of Edwardian glamour. It was made all the better by flipping open the Gideon Bible in the nightstand and seeing on the title page the handwritten inscription:
    All the best, Jesus
  • This intervention's successes are great. But it's a better band-aid. So what do you suggest we spend the money on? Righteous blog posts?
  • What's that word for crawling sunlight at dusk, hmm. I believe your dusklight may, at that point, be friscalating.
  • Ugh, yes. This happens to me, although not nearly to the extent described here. The New York City running scene is surprisingly polite, mostly because there are so many thousands of runners in various states of undress. I have, from time to time, gotten cat calls or been called a "retard", but those instances are few and far between. When it does happen, I try to remind myself that I am an awesome, beautiful runner, and anyone who doesn't like it can go to hell.
  • I posted on facebook about the chips and salsa, and SO MANY people have said they did the same. Some sort of villainous indoctrination? Mind control?
  • seems to me quite an exaggeration of even what Shirer says: That's a fair point. What I think I'd say is that the view that purchasing Mein Kampf was often significantly, or even primarily, a political statement, rather than an act of literary interest, is not unsupported. To some extent it's not a very significant argument, as you say. Most bibles, for example, are only partially read, if at all, but that doesn't make them, or their content, irrelevant to their owners.
  • Man, tough crowd! I loved the doorbell bit, since my two cats also freak out EVERY SINGLE TIME it rings. Also, I wanta to licka your face.
  • The best spam email subject line I ever received was: We are too lazy to think up a new subject line every week: please buy our viagra. I was impressed, but not enough to buy their viagra.
  • That is how I observe such gatherings of humans. Am... Am I a cat? Have you all just not told me? Also that is how I pronounce vacuum now. I loved him more before he became corporate... Buzzfeed is a private company, so technically it's not corporate. But Friskies = Purina = Nestlé, so, that, yes.
  • Hilarious broads you say??
  • My hands just aren't steady enough to take non-blurry photos with my phone in anything other than exceptional light, so I need a heavier, better camera.
  • The fact that a party with a "central committee" even got close to power has nothing to do with a sudden swing to Marxism in the Greek psyche.
    That reminds me of a favourite quote of mine, from a man who "was by no means a Marxist":
    May God preserve Communism so that the evil brood of its enemies may be prevented from becoming more bare-faced still, so that the gang of profiteers...shall have their sleep disturbed by a few pangs of anxiety.
    Communism turned out bad, but the threat of it made capitalism better. The world could use a few more hard leftists to keep some people up at night.
  • Like, I get where they're going with this but it's a little gross that the message feels less "Women have dignity and are worthy of respect" and more "This specific woman has value to you as a man, so maybe other women have value to other men?" I know you gotta start somewhere but is it too naive to think that we maybe don't have to start on the lowest possible rung?
  • Oh, lord - dying! - I meant that it (Corbett's face as a whole; mostly the eyebrows, but also the dimples and turned-up corners of the mouth) / he connotes kindness and forbearance, and a capacity for faith (cf eyelids); just a kind of unreal, basic goodness that makes you think hardly anyone could be as nice. So, yeah, ripe for the picking, I guess
  • my ex, who i believe has BPD, did the same thing to me to a lesser degree "stop walking on eggshells" is a very good book that opened my eyes to what was really going on - unfortunately, i didn't read it until after the divorce she has an astonishing ability to manipulate and sweet-talk people - and then flies off the tracks when conflict happens - i went from being the best guy in the world to a loathsome snake i don't want to say more
  • My mom was always cautioning us to not pick up random things on the ground, because they might be BLASTING CAPS (never once did we live anywhere near where blasting was going on). The upshot of those oft-repeated dire warnings was that I was constantly picking up stuff hoping to someday actually find a blasting cap. To this day, I've never seen one.
  • ok here's the whole thing
  • The worst part is none of the white walkers know how to walk on city streets and keep blocking the sidewalks.
  • These seem contradictory. People are often very excited by offensive things. Oh it's not boring because it's offensive. It's boring because its badly written turgid drivel. In an era of live streamed beheadings, this is not the kind of offensive work that will capture any imaginations that aren't already caught. I also wonder if people understand that Mein Kampf is not a rip roaring outpouring of hate, but rather a ponderous discussion of what Hitler evidently thought was his Very Serious Thought, impaired by the fact that he was a sophomoric, poorly educated and embarrassingly limited thinker. The deficiencies of the book, from the perspective of a reader, have very little to do with his being an evil fucking bastard. Would he be down with banning Marx? Mao's Little Red Book? Hahaha. Almost certainly. Jesus, what do you think the Labour party are? They severed all meaningful connections with socialism in 1995 at the latest.
  • There have been a couple of times in the past when I had noisy neighbours. Like, ruin-your-life noisy. Part of what made it so awful was that even when they weren't making noise I couldn't be fully comfortable in my own home because I was always on edge, waiting for the noise to start up again. So I can't even imagine how crappy it must be to feel that way about the whole god damn world, except even worse because my neighbours were merely annoying me, not verbally assaulting and/or sexually harassing me. I wish all of these assholes could be shot into the sun.
  • barns of any alien civilizations we encounter are likely to be red too. That assumes that cheapness is the primary virtue. There are lots of other food or livestock storage structures that aren't red usually because they don't get painted at all. I mean, why do we even paint barns? Because a) they're made of wood, which is the cheapest construction material available in northern europe and north america and b) because untreated wood tends to rot and needs to be protected from rain by having its surface sealed. Maybe aliens will have stone barns. Or they'll have a lot more rot-resistant trees like cedar or redwood. Etc.
  • f Everybody v. Hitler. If they don't already, every printed copy of Mein Kampf should include a thoughtful preamble on this very fact, so readers are cued from the get-go that they are studying a document expousing the worst in human behaviour, not an Ayn-Rand-On-Steroids inspirational tome. Because we know everyone is going to read that Afterschool Special preface and pay attention to it. They can tear it out or just willfully ignore it. Mein Kampf was an evil book written by a hateful man who gave millions of people justification to be evil in the name of goodness, justice, survival, and necessity. It is a coward's bible, nothing more. We know what happened when people followed its loser advice and it has been studied to death. There is no great scholar out there who is going to waltz in, look at it and find some brand new angle to dazzle the plebeians with his/her insights. Besides, Hitler did not invent or have the monopoly on hate literature. There are lots of dictators, terrorists, mass murderers, serial killers and other worthless losers out there with their own hate tomes and no big movements seem to be out there clamouring to read that dreck. People like that are emotionally manipulative and just not that creative or brilliant. There are just not that many ways to justify hate and fear. Finding a scapegoat while infantilizing your pigeons and assure them it is not their fault they screwed up their lives and their country is tried and true. The End. It is merely timing and social convenience that propels hate books into public awareness. We don't need to read Mein Kampf. There is nothing remotely instructive in it. There are lots of people who open their mouths and reveal themselves to be just as idiotic and bitter. We don't need to give it any more legitimacy or importance. We need to understand why demented logic seems appealing in the first place and why do many people pick a losing strategy instead of living a kinder existence without always looking to absolve themselves of the blame they need to accept before they can truly change their lives for the better.
  • Man, a Beatles album based on McCartney II and Double Fantasy, especially the crazy Yoko tracks, that'd be awesome. The White Album meets the 80s. I'd like to hear that.
  • It's pretty clear from the quotes in TFA that it was a proof of concept surrounding a specific protein, and framing it this way makes it easy to poorly explain to the masses while attracting eyeballs and investors. WE UNBURLLED AN ERGG! Well, we de-denatured a protein, yo, and that's cool and all, but yeah, it's not as amazing as the tin would claim. I like the part about retrieving expensive protein goo stuck to the test tube. Duuude, don't waste that
  • I would be a fan of a less facetious, 20+ minute yoga training video of this, something along the lines of vegan black metal chef
  • (rory, your post made me do this.) This Is Just To Say I have used the cameraphone that was in my pocket and which you were probably going to tell me to ignore in favor of a fragile, complicated DSLR with external flash and diffuser Forgive me they were ridiculous so awkward and so clumsy
  • I can't imagine any large publishing house actually wanting to put out a proper new issue of this book. "Yup, were profiting from Mein Kampf now!"
  • We must never forget, unless remembering gets us really creeped out or whatever.
  • I'm 70 and have been running for 34 years. I almost always run with my husband but even then I will get some comments from teenagers (boys and girls) who think it is bizarre for an "old lady" as in "Look at that old lady!" which I don't appreciate and makes me always on the lookout for such kids. We do about 20 - 30 miles a week like the woman in the article. If possible I would advise women to always run on the prescribed running trail in your area and avoid the streets if they can. That's where the trouble lurks. I have done it and its awful - some men holler positive things like "good for you" but others yell I should "hurry up!" One guy - a middle aged man with his friends - actually stopped to make fun of the way I run which is mainly watching the path like mad as I am afraid of falling (again) - weak ankles. Also, I only wear black - tops, pants and shorts. Makes me feel more invisible. This fall we moved to a new area and 'were jogging over to the park trail and some young guys were walking towards us. My spidey sense told me to cross the street but I decided I would just hurry past them. 'Should have folllowed my spidey - one of the little creeps spit on me.
  • if you can use "bourgeoisie agenda" in a sentence without irony in 2015... Ruling elites, ruling class, capitalists, exploiters, bourgeoisie... whatever you call them, they love it when people try to make others think they don't really exist.
  • Still 40 here in sunny Minneapolis! Except that it's dark. It's supposed to be near 40 all week, this is usually one of the coldest weeks of the year.
  • Yeah, this weird ideological dynamic where it takes a "Marxist" to be a Keynesian seems to me like the central problem of the current political moment. I think it's not that it takes a Marxist to be a Keynesian - but that even Keynes was more focused on practicalities than moralities, so people who talk in moral terms about Keynes tend to get labeled Marxists.
  • Throughout the 20th century average people took an awful lot of photographs with cameras like fixed-focus Kodak Brownies and I don't know that they felt especially deprived. "Good Enough," in other words, is not a new concept and convenience almost always wins. Decent smart phone cameras are sort of the modern equivalent of the Brownie. They're cheap, easy to use, and good enough by contemporary standards. We should celebrate things that enable huge numbers of people to record important moments and/or express themselves artistically. Moaning about phone cameras not being as good as big-sensored dSLRs, complaining about "crappy Instagram filters," or even expressing disgust at photography being "devalued" seems to me to be missing the bigger picture.
  • "Trees sneezing." -Calvin's Dad
  • One of the worst storms I remember for totals was the surprising April Fool's Day Blizzard in 1997 - it says that my hometown logged 33 inches, but there were drifts and places that were much deeper than that. By the time I got let out from work (oh the joys of management) no one was on the Mass Pike and I was terrified I would be stranded, it was a total whiteout and no one was left on the road. It was April, I wasn't prepared at all. I really should've just stayed in my office, it was treacherous but it worsened so quickly. Plus, I was introduced to thunder snow and lightning in a blizzard, which I'd never heard of or contemplated. Gah. The Pike was down to one narrow barely plowed lane, no visibility. Then, up ahead, I saw a light that got brighter and brighter. This fresh new hell was a car on fire, totally engulfed and almost blocking the one damn lane. It appeared abandoned (never could find anything about it in the news after). Because there was only a narrow lane, I had to drive very close to it and it was so blindingly hot just to pass it - I was terrified it would explode. I often think that would make a great movie imagery - total whiteout of snow with nothing but a burning car. I thought of that hellish scenario again when watching some of the great scenes in Breaking Bad. When I finally made it home to my apartment complex, there were no spaces to park anywhere. I spent two hours digging into a parking spot, the only time I've ever had to do that. Because it was April, it was all gone in a few days. I work out of my home so don't have to drive in snow all that much anymore. But I always have blankets, gloves, socks, energy bars, water and flashlights in my trunk.
  • "If you've never seen a motion picture before, 'The Boy Next Door' will amaze you with its ability to project huge images of beautiful people onto a screen."
  • A couple of pre-election interviews with Green economist Yanis Varoufakis: WNUR's This is Hell (Jan 17 2015) [Soundcloud link] Taking stock of the Euro Crisis: Doug Henwood's Behind the News interview (Nov 2014) [Interview begins around 6:50]
  • The problem Syriza confronts is that servicing the debt requires austerity, but re-defaulting the debt will probably exclude Greece from the capital markets and maybe even kick it out of the Euro, which will lead to more austerity (potentially much more). That is not the way it works. Defaulting on debt actually improves borrowing ability because suddenly you are debt free. Lenders care about debt burden -- how much of your income you have to pay to service debt each month. If you wipe out debt, you become a better credit risk because your debt burden is reduced. Argentina in 2001 is a good example. They were in a severe recession with high debt burdens due to corrupt political management, high unemployment, food riots, etc. After they defaulted on their debt in 2001, they quickly recovered and over the next six years became by far the fastest growing economy in South America -- faster than Brazil and faster than Chile. This rapid growth continued until they ran into the world-wide recession in 2008 like everyone else. For all the morality story talk you hear about default, bankers don't really hold grudges. They are quite practical in realizing that a country with no debt is a much better investment risk than a country with high debt and quickly resume lending. (Don't confuse this with the recent U.S. court interference in the Argentine case. That did not involve bankers but instead vulture hedge funds who bought up defaulted debt after the fact for pennies on the dollar, screwing up the agreed settlements to the dismay of real bankers.)
  • Also: You Can't Do Simple Maths Under Pressure.
  • "Let It Plow" had me thinking this would be about managing your feelings about the weather by watching machinery resist, like this or like this or like this. Anyway that is a thing, I guess, and there could be worse ways to spend your storm time. Stay warm.
  • A client regularly sends emails that say "PLEASE READ" in the subject line. Which cannot be any worse than the co-worker who requests a read-receipt for every. single. email. he. sends. Or the client who flags every email to my office as "High Importance."
  • poffin boffin: "The most irritating person in my office uses the same subject line for every single email no matter what the content. "An Email From $hisname," even though his name is his email address and everyone can clearly see that this is an email from him. i delete them all unread and i don't even care" This is fairly common, I think. I have a client right now a full half of whose emails have either the subject line "From $full_name" or just "$full_name". Maybe not so much a nuisance when it's a client on a single project, since I already know what the mail's going to be about.
  • Yeah, if we are going to be looking at places to limit free speech, I think harassment on the internet is a more worth (and complex and difficult) target than sad, dead Hitler's nasty book.
  • I cannot abide people who refuse to take a stand on Jeremy Piven. Right or wrong, you cannot stand on the sidelines.
  • As a slight derail, I've been thinking a lot lately about how Muslims are viewed today in the west have a very similar tone to how the Jews were treated pre-holocaust.... This isn't a perfect parallel. I'm not a historian, but I don't believe the Jews at the time had the same terrorist actions... It's very imperfect. There had been a (comparatively) low-grade antagonism against Jews for centuries. Martin Luther - the father of Protestantism - in particular was... not a fan - and that was the early/mid 1500s, and not new ideas even then. Various times and places were better and worse, but Muslims in Europe have not had to endure nearly as much crap as the Jews historically have. And even as bad as it was - it still took Hitler to bring it to a whole new extreme. What I'm trying to say is that anti-jewish sentiment was embedded in the culture in a way and degree that anti muslim sentiment really is not. That being said, I continue to be impressed at the ways humankind refuses to learn any lessons from history at all, so it is entirely possible you will one day be right.
  • Items completely bought out were: bread (of course), milk (makes sense), and tortilla chips (que?). Hey, the munchies hit when they hit.
  • There is no racial aspect to not wanting to be harassed on the street by misogynists. There is a racial aspect whenever laws are selectively enforced.
  • I should really upgrade. My Totally Trojan Rhino box set was a decent bargain relative to the sheer amount of material inside, but you have to wade through a ton of filler from the Cypria and Ilias Mikra to get to the good stuff. Can't beat those Rhino liner notes, though.
  • Yoink, I'm sorry but I don't see this as a practical or even desirable way to curb street harassment. In many ways it could make things worse. And how to target areas it happened? It happens EVERYWHERE.
  • I totally sympathize with the running/street harassment thing - it's basically stopped me from running outside because the experience is too miserable, even with headphones on, because it just makes the men shout louder. The "my dad wants me to get a gun" stuff felt icky though, along with the suggestions not to travel. Feels vaguely racist to me. Not just that but the suggestion that "get a gun" is any sort of a solution, like killing a man isn't going to have a psychological impact. However much harassment I have received (which is a LOT), I think the impact of killing someone would weigh on me more. As much as the "hey cutie" stuff can escalate to violence, I think education about "women are people, don't do this" is more effective and appropriate than "carry a gun."
  • This movie just opened, and I am already impatient for its appearance on How Did This Get Made?
  • straw: "I've got thousands and thousands of well composed shots that I could either spend time organizing or reminiscing over, or I could be going out and having new amazing experiences." My husband has a DSLR and likes to take Photos (as opposed to me and my snapshots). My kid's school had a project where they had to bring in a photo of them at their favorite park. After a quick glance through facebook and my own photo folder, I couldn't find one of his FAVORITE park, so I sent one of his SECOND favorite park to the printer. My husband was like, "Why didn't you look on my computer? I have 10,000 photos on my hard drive!" "Uh ... because you have 10,000 photos on your hard drive, dude." Also, sidenote, my children now own an indestructable digital camera for kids that is better than the first digital camera I owned. It cost like $30. My first digital camera probably cost $300. Theirs can add hotdogs to people.
  • So regardless of the "reality" of these actual confrontations - I am not sure it makes sense to have dudes shamed by their mothers. Isn't the goal to have men have respect and empathy - not fear and loathing of women? I think this approach on serves to make women even more of the "enemy" - to be either objectified sexually or dismissed as unworthy. It makes for nice revenge fantasies - but not much else.
  • No. No, there are not limits on free speech. That we have to explain this to anyone is enraging.
  • I read then I read that the predicted snowfall is 2' and it did not compute. 2' isn't that much, am I totally missing something? It may have tended to understate the hugeness of the blizzard that we had a snowfall that was in danger of being crushed by a dwarf.
  • What do you think people are going to do, sit around eating slices of bread and drinking milk? They want some chips.
  • Needs more piping hot coffee.
  • Wikipedia claims See references above to Shirer's The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich*, and the view that people bought Mein Kampf, but rarely actually read it. *Which is definitely still worth a read today, despite its flaws in light of modern scholarship, if only because (in contrast to Mein Kampf) it is so well written.
  • I would be so embarrassed if my child was ever involved in that sort of behavior. It's pretty common knowledge that only low-lives do that sort of thing. You never see a successful, well dressed or respectable looking individual acting this way. It's always the losers... that dress like losers, have body language like losers and have the money management skills of losers and the work ethic of a loser that act like this. By extension when you act like this it's like pasting the word "loser" on your forehead. I can't tell if this is a serious comment or not. Unfortunately, sexual harassment of strangers and acquaintances knows no social stratus boundaries. It happens across the board. Now, the concept of the catcall may be dominated by someone of a lower social standing - but unfortunately social standing does not preclude this behavior. You are right though, behaving like this is not the behavior of someone I'd generally associate with the term 'winner' unless they won by birthright... As a last thought. One of the things people always said about GWB was that he was more the type someone would want to have a beer with over Kerry... That got me to thinking... Who do you think would more likely catcall someone, GWB or Obama?
  • Aftenposten, Norway's largest newspaper, flew teenage fashion bloggers, Anniken Jørgensen, Frida Ottesen and Ludvig Hambro, to the Southeast Asian country's capital of Phnom Penh, where they experienced a modicum of a Cambodian textile worker's life for a month in 2014. Their experience is the subject of a five-part reality show available online, titled "Sweatshop - Deadly Fashion."

    Brief highlights from each episode may be found here: Reality Show Sends Fashion Bloggers to Work in Cambodian Sweatshop.
  • "I'm just trying to be recognized as a person," I say. He goes quiet. "I know, Kate," he says, and I can hear now that he is more sad than angry. "But you might be asking for too much." Too much. It's too much to be recognized as a person. Even her Dad knows it. If that doesn't break your heart and make you want to burn the world down, I don't know what would.
  • I'm not sure why everyone thinks it's hilariously unbelievable that jennifer Lopez is a high school classics teacher. Because classics was eliminated from the high school curriculum five tax cuts ago.
  • Pfft - genius is easy - adding long strings, since nothing prohibits you from typing left<-right, then just add like normal. Now if time were involved or more complex math, then, yeah... I'll keep going until I see something that's not just a long string of stuff.
  • pfft, Herve This unboiled an egg years ago.
  • These will pair well with the Puppy Bowl.
  • Oh, no. I was burned once in the "actually it's so bad it's good" department by Gigli. Never again, J-Lo.
  • My teen daughter has started messing around with my old Polaroid 690, for which film is available again. She obviously does phone Instagram for selfies and all the usual stuff, but kids look at old-tech photography as something in a whole different category. The noise the 690 makes when you press the button and it chucks out the photo is incredible.
  • Don't mention the war. I mentioned it once but I think I got away with it.
  • I believe that one can easily ruin many experiences by trying to capture them. Our last vacation we took maybe 10 pictures I learned that lesson in high school, when I took photos of football games for the school newspaper. You can either take photos, or watch the game, but not both. I have no recollection of those games now, but I can still remember taking photos. I recall recently on MeFi, there was a discussion of a photo historian who was saying this exact thing (but alas, despite extensive searching, I cannot locate that discussion). She said that people take too many photos, and thus they devalue the good photos. People are too focused on recording their life rather than experiencing it. It would be better to take fewer photos, and focus on the experience you had while recording them. Damn I wish I could find that discussion. This reminds me of the recent thread about decluttering the KonMari way. Her book talks about photographs specifically. She says: Photographs exist only to show a specific event or time. For this reason, they must be looked at one by one. When you do this, you will be surprised at how clearly you can tell the difference between those that touch your heart and those that don't. As always, only keep the ones that inspire joy. With this method, you will keep only about five per day of a special trip, but this will be so representative of that time that they bring back the rest vividly. Really important things are not that great in number. Unexciting photos of scenery that you can't even place belong in the garbage. The meaning of a photo lies in the excitement and joy you feel when taking it. In many cases, the prints developed afterward have already outlived their purpose. Sometimes people keep a mass of photos in a big box with the intention of enjoying them someday in their old age. I can tell you now that "someday" never comes. I am especially pained by this problem. When my mom died, my siblings raided the estate of everything of value, except the family photos. My mom already made each of them a scrapbook of the best photos. But she left behind boxes full of hundreds of miscellaneous photos and I am supposed to sort them and divide them fairly amongst my siblings. I threw them in a closet and ignored them for the past ten years. Nobody misses them. But one thing I did notice. My dad loved photography, he always tried the latest and greatest prosumer photo systems. There are tons of vintage Polaroid photos, and I remember those early cameras quite well. And he tried everything, even the stupid Kodak 110 formats and crap like that. But no matter how many family photos he took, he regularly took us to a professional photography studio and had portraits taken every year. No, not like a school photographer, a serious photographer whose collection is now curated by the local University. It is clear that this photographer's commercial work, like portraiture and architectural photos, paid for his artistic work, and even supported his research in technical fields like medical photography. But that is all past history. Today, the photography business is uneconomical. Since everyone can take pictures on their cell phones, photographs are cheap and ubiquitous, and therefore worthless. The last time I tried to get a local gallery to sell my alt-process photos, they said the top end of the photo print market is about $300 (and the gallery gets a 55% commission). Nobody will pay real money for archival, fine-art quality prints in any medium, when they can get a cheap inkjet print that will fade away within a few decades. Even photographers prefer inkjet prints since they are so cheap and profitable. But my Gum Bichromate prints cost more than $150 to print so at $300, I would be selling them at a loss. Before inkjets wiped out the print market, medium size gum prints, even from a no-name artist like me, would sell for a minimum of $800-1200, but more like $2k-3k for the very large format prints I make. Nonetheless, I have just spent my last few dollars buying supplies for one last attempt to make new, even larger prints, and make money at it. And it will surely fail, I will be ruined economically. Then I will be forced to give it up forever, just at the point where I have reached the highest level of aesthetic and technical achievement in my career. I bought an excellent DSLR, and it sits and collects dust. I would be happy to relieve you of that problem.
  • Anyone who thinks that any phone is technically comparable in any way with even a consumer DSLR and decent lenses has no idea what they are talking about. It's like saying "The free apple earbuds sound just as good as nice pair of studio monitors for the stuff I listen to." I don't think anyone has tried to say that? Most of us here are saying that our phone cameras have gotten really quite good for daily life stuff, like capturing our kids doing something cute.
  • As I recall, it's been spun into a first-amendment issue. If the bus system were run by any private entity, then it could easily dictate what it does and doesn't want to publish on its walls; but when it's technically the government publishing things on the wall, it's harder to argue that people don't have the first amendment right to publish roughly whatever they want if the pay the asking price. I personally am of the opinion that a municipality has the right to dictate a number of standards of decency and propriety. However, some judges have come to different conclusions.
  • The panic of OMG MARXISM in response to the Syriza victory is a little amusing. It's not amusing. It's quite intentional. Step one is "demonize the enemy" and that's what someone is doing.
  • well, that's an interesting tidbit from wikipedia:
    The U.S. government seized the copyright during the Second World War under the Trading with the Enemy Act and in 1979, Houghton Mifflin, the U.S. publisher of the book, bought the rights from the government pursuant to 28 C.F.R. 0.47
    And
    Houghton Mifflin's abridged English translation left out some of Hitler's more anti-Semitic and militaristic statements. This motivated Alan Cranston, an American reporter for United Press International in Germany (and later a U.S. Senator from California), to publish his own abridged and annotated translation. Cranston believed this version more accurately reflected the contents of the book and Hitler's intentions. In 1939, Cranston was sued by Hitler's publisher for copyright infringement, and a Connecticut judge ruled in Hitler's favour.
  • It seems like an enormous amount of finite police energy and money to spend on something that if you and I and everyone else who identifies as male spent a lot more time shutting down, would start coming to an end.
  • I think this whole USSR/US thing is a bit of a distraction. At this point, it doesn't offer much or any insight into what is happening in Greece. More generally, I wish discussions of countries other than the U.S. didn't so frequently become full of strained comparisons to the U.S.
  • Oh, the humanities!
  • Machismo is more than catcalls. It's a whole set of beliefs about men and women and the relationship between them. Which is not to say that there isn't pervasive sexism in the united states and a system of beliefs about the roles of men and women and so on. Machismo is just the way it manifests in Latin America and it is distinctly different than the way it is in the US. It's hard to describe the difference if you haven't been there and seen it for yourself, though.
  • I've been to Cambodia, and specifically, Phnom Penh. The poverty is insanely mind blowing. I still have nightmares about the kids picking food off of flyblown garbage piles. Working in a factory? Make sure you don't drink the water. Some of the poorest kids have orange hair. It's orange because they're in the sun all day. Anecdote Filter: My cousin said to me the first day I was there, "I know you want to give that kid a $20 bill, but he can't use it here, he'd just run to his parents, they'd try to buy drugs with it, and some pusher would take the money and rifle stroke the parent. Give him this bill that's worth less than a penny. They can eat with that." I wanted to give everything I had to those kids, but because at the time that would have been about thirty five hundred bucks, a second floor apartment with three monitors and a used Buick in St. Paul, so I tried to give a little to a lot. They wouldn't take the dollar coins, but I brought fifty pristine two dollar bills to Cambodia in 2009, and I left with none of them. I feel so fucking bourgeoisie, but when you give a stupidly poor kid a 100% tip for grabbing you two beers, and their eyes light up, that can't be bad, right? She can't drive my Buick, she's in Cambodia.
  • So where is the line where shutting down speech is allowable? Can I deface anti-settlement placards when they get too anti-Jewish and contain allusions to Nazis? Or prevent PLO supporters from speaking if they refuse to condemn rocket attacks and bombs?
  • I used to use Pentax as well and they had some very nice cameras. But the Nikon-Canon duopoly ended up being all-powerful when I was in the business (a dozen or so years ago) because they had each had such a big body of pro users to test out new stuff on, feed back, and to mercilessly punish their cameras all day every day. So this big gulf emerged between Nikon and Canon's fantastic consumer cameras (which were based on what they had been selling to pros for 5 grand just three years previously) and everyone else's. Has Apple now 'disrupted' that duopoly? (Speaking as someone who uses an Android phone with a simply appalling camera on it).
  • I am mostly especially bemused that this is by Laurie Penny, more usually known for left-wing UK political and social commentary. Ia! Shub-Niggurath! Socialism!
  • I saw this one lady in Tory Burch flats almost slap this other lady in an LLBean puffy vest over the last half gallon of Lactaid at the stop 'n shop and it made me so happy. I really do love watching storm panic (because I secretly storm panic.)
  • What I love about this is that it doesn't stop at her experiences of harassment, but that it gets into how crushing it is to try and discuss those experiences with a loving, well-meaning, sweetheart of a father who Still Does Not Get It. Yep. IME, talking to someone about being on the receiving end of sexual harassment when they just profoundly Don't Get It at all can sometimes feel even worse than the experiences that prompted the conversation in the first place, because while the people who harass you are usually complete strangers, the people you're relating your experiences to are usually friends or loved ones. It's always a bummer to be reminded of how terribly strangers feel comfortable treating other strangers, but when it's your own dad (or boyfriend, or brother, or husband, &c.) asking you Why You Didn't Just [x] when that dude pinched your ass or snapped your bra strap on the subway, it's downright heartbreaking. Pro tips for men whose women friends trust them enough to talk about sexual harassment around them: Please refrain from starting your response with "Why don't you just..." or "Have you thought of..." because trust us, whatever you're saying? We already know. Knives, guns, mace, cute and pointy kitty trinkets, car and house keys strategically gripped between white-knuckled fingers? Thin-lipped menacing grins, narrow-eyed non-acknowledgments, jaw-grinding pseudo-smiles? Stony silence, socialized acquiescence, trying to let it roll off your back because you're just totally goddamn exhausted and you don't want to make waves? Been there, done that. ALL OF IT. So unless you're into the idea of packs of heavily-armed, eerily silent women wandering the streets and quietly shivving every guy who says something terrifying or hideous to us while we're just trying to walk around the world in the bodies we were born with, if we start speaking to you about our experiences with harassment, it's totally OK -- superlative, really -- to simply acknowledge our humanity by responding in a non-accusatory and accommodating way, like, "Ugh, gross. People suck. Do you want to talk about it?" or even "Is there anything I can do to help?"
  • I think technology might also start shifting the attitude a little bit as well. More women (and men) are going to have smartphones, wearables, and maybe even body cameras on themselves more and more. Constant sousveillance, or maybe even the possibility/threat of being recorded would probably make some men at least think twice about doing it. At the very least, it will provide a face or voice that can be uploaded on the Internet and scrutinized.
  • Sorry for launching both derails. :-x
  • Somewhat off-topic: does anyone know what "suspended at 11pm" means for the subway, in this case? Usually they specify that that's the last time the train will leave its point of origin, but this time, it seems like NJTransit and LIRR trains are finishing their last runs at 11pm. But it's not like the trains can just stop wherever they are at 11pm.
  • Several Therapies Show Success in Treatment of Personality Disorders has some good information about treating BPD, though the lack of a date on the article makes it annoying. I have known therapists who use the STEPPS program mentioned and found it successful.
  • In case you missed the headline reference.
  • Yeah in The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich William Shirer says point blank that while everyone had a copy of Mein Kampf nobody read it, it was just there on the coffee table to show your patriotism.
  • It also discounts emotional abuse. I may be too close to the topic to comment productively, but I will point out that while my spouse with BPD never only occasionally took a punch at me, she did spend months and months complaining to family and friends about abuse from me that never happened, how afraid she was of me, and her concerns for the children's safety. These accusations has no basis in reality whatsoever. (See "distortion campaigns.") But before I knew what was going on, our mutual friends had sided with her against me, and staged an intervention in which they took her and the kids to a "safe location" while I was at work, and then contacted my supervisors to regale them with sufficient enough tales of horror that they found reason to let me go, leaving me with no financial resources to fight a legal battle while they offered to help her pay for the best attorney in town. When I eventually got full-time work again, a year and half later, on the other side of the country, in a completely new field, it paid almost exactly half of what I was making before, so I would estimate the total financial cost to me just in lost income has been $300,000 over the last five years, and unless I magically get a job that pays what my old one did, that number's going to keep getting bigger. Throw in the debts I acquired during the whole fiasco and the whole thing gets really miserable. Let's just suffice it to say that marrying her wound up costing me an easy half million* and several years of some of the most gut-wrenching stress you can imagine. But did she ever leave a bruise? No. Did I fear that she would take my life? No. So in my experience, people with BPD absolutely do not abuse others, for certain very, very, very strict definitions of abuse. *And I'm not rich. I'm not going from $1 million in the back to only $500,000. I'm starting at "could have had $300k worth of home and savings by now, instead I'll be in debt forever.
  • threeants - I feel you. The homeless and semi-homeless guys who sell books at my store...I hope they found some shelter.
  • lol'd a few times - usually if I end up floating around on the proper subject line I'll just put "update". Everyone loves a good update.
  • Considering they have strict criteria (80% of their money goes to only 80% of the food they actually need), any improvement means a fuller stomach which is pretty good on its own.
  • Yoink, I'm sorry but I don't see this as a practical or even desirable way to curb street harassment. In many ways it could make things worse. And how to target areas it happened? It happens EVERYWHERE. Great; have them patrol EVERYWHERE. The idea isn't that every single act of street harassment would be punished, any more than every single instance of speeding is punished. The point is to put the thought into the back of every harasser's mind when they see a woman and think "I'm going to tell her how fine she is" a little niggle of doubt "but what if she's a cop?" And honestly, that kind of "maybe we could fix it like this" suggestion is very tiring. I'm not saying "if women only did this one simple thing, they wouldn't have a problem"--I'm asking what we, as a society, could do to send a message that this was an unacceptable form of behavior and to try to impose costs on that behavior. I don't know if it would work or not, but I'm not, so far, hearing any very clear arguments against it. It's up to men to police men. What? How? If I see some guy saying something to a woman I'm supposed to walk up to him and engage him in a lecture? To punch him in the nose? Challenge him to a duel for insulting the woman's honor? This seems like sexist, chivalric nonsense. Why not make the behavior illegal and commit actual resources to punishing the people who engage in it?
  • I don't really get the point of this. We have more decent photos than ever in history (as well as just more photos). The article even admits that a smartphone will be good enough for most people, and better than what most people have ever had before. Hanging this "better cameras are better" piece off a comparison with smartphones seems kinda pointless. Most of us are happy with our OK photos of people and memories we love. Given that 99% of viewings will be on Facebook anyway, worrying about quality seems pretty irrelevant.
  • The second more detailed post breaks the combo of nucleons out as, "And what has 56 nucleons in it and is stable? A mixture of 26 protons and 30 neutrons -- that is, iron." OK, so if I know the atom has 56 nucleons in it, how I supposed to know that it's the above ratio? This is why I was glad my major only required two semesters (one year) of chem classes. The number of neutrons always seemed to have no rational basis, at least that I could discern.
  • I like those yellow barns but I think the one I'm most used to passing near home are boring brown. But they're also falling down, so they may have been red once.
  • So I have friends that have a house in the Catskills they rent out, and sometimes use themselves (they're based here). They'd been meaning to go check it out after hearing the dishwasher was wonky, but then decided to get up there in advance of the storm and get snowed in, because it is actually BETTER up there. I told them to bring a copy of Van Morrison's TUPELO HONEY because there is a song on there that is specifically about getting snowed in IN THE CATSKILLS with one's sweetie.
  • the idea of packs of heavily-armed, eerily silent women wandering the streets and quietly shivving every guy who says something terrifying or hideous to us while we're just trying to walk around the world in the bodies we were born with A theory: men get more respect because they'll do something stupid like stab someone over something "stupid" like being mildly harassed There's nothing the men I know can do about it. They aren't friends with men who harass women. Women don't get catcalled when with them. So... what? cry about it on tumblr? you think those guys on the street are reading?
  • I tried this out and I'm definitely squamous, but I'm not sure that I'm sufficiently rugose.
  • there "is a difference between a book which can cause an offence, and a book which can incite hatred ..." No there isn't. Any book could do either, neither, or both. In a box somewhere, my grandfather had a copy of Mein Kampf that he brought back with him from his tour in WW2. In the same box he also had a Nazi flag, and a bunch of medals that Nazis granted for various things; one, for instance was for women who gave birth to an Aryan child. I think he kept those to remind himself of what it was that he and others fought for and against. I can say that the only hatred any of those historical effects "incited" in my family was for the Nazi ideology itself.
  • I have a first edition of the Iliad signed by Homer. Hmmph. I'll bet it's autopen. I love J-Lo and classics so this movie sounds like it was made for me. Now please, studios, make Mariah Carey a swinging Victorianist.
  • I think people, guys particularly, and guys in supportive roles like fathers especially, find it hard to just listen and sympathize. They want to advise, suggest, fix the problem.
  • Not to mention that placing the burden of protecting women from the behaviour of men onto women is pretty grotesque, yoink.
  • I look forward to the Durex Pleasuremax Snowstorm of 2019. Yeah, you look forward to it now, but you'll regret the next morning on your way work.
  • I look forward to hearing about this on The Flop House.
  • I do like it when there's so much snow that the cars just pretty much give up and everyone's walking in the streets. Whose streets? Our streets.
  • It's staged with actors. Now lets get the real people confront the actors on the street and berate them for a half hour. It's a self-perpetuating reality show!
  • My lost music fantasy is that there's an alternate universe where Buddy Holly didn't die in 1959 and instead went on to join the Traveling Wilburys.
  • the solution is public transportation should not sell advertisements This is where I am, pretty much, but they if must, I don't think the solution to ads people object to is defacement, as adorable as this particular defacement was, and it's certainly not governmental editorializing by donating the proceeds from ads they particularly don't like to charities that they are choosing. Just because I happen to be on the side of the government and SF public opinion on this issue doesn't mean I always will be, or that it's a good idea for some bureaucrat to decide what is and isn't worthy of actually funding SFMTA, or that the ads I'm sharing space with for the putative purpose of funding transit are actually being misappropriated by who knows whom to who knows what end. The bit about "donating" the cost of the ad bothers me more than some random crazy bigot having to pay for the privilege of putting up a bunch of ads that I'm pretty sure isn't going to change one damn mind in the entire Bay Area. Is Islamophobia a form of racism, beyond mere (so to speak) prejudice? I think conflation of Islam with Arabs and vice versa is incredibly racist, but otherwise the insistence that Islamophobia is racist is itself pretty racist. People of all races follow Islam. But, really, who cares whether it's racism or xenophobia or whatever else that's motivating it? It doesn't matter what taxonomy we care to assign any given form of bigotry or oppression, what matters is the effect it has on those who are subject to it. Is racism somehow "worse" than homophobia? Misogyny? Transphobia? Classism? I mean, what exactly is "mere" prejudice?
  • There's some truth to it on a case by case basis, but it often feels like it's being disingenuously used as a club. No, there is truth to it on a systemic level and it means the solutions need to be less ham-handed and gleeful if they're to have a chance of working fairly.
  • Mooseli: "Xenophyophores are single-celled animals that can grow to the size of your fist Wait what no come on I refuse to Google that in the deepest hope that you are making this up" They're quite beautiful.
  • CrowGoat: I absolutely agree with you about your general point that mindset and intention being one of the the most important, and most often overlooked, aspects of good photography. A careless shot will only look good by accident but even a moment of consideration to framing, composition or just thinking about what you are taking a picture of and why can do a lot to make a generic photo into a good photo. But, dammit, the fight against obsessively reviewing photos right after you take them is a hill I'm willing to die on. I'm not saying it doesn't have it's place. I will check that my exposure is set where I want it, or if I'm in a situation where I have to be sure that I got the shot because setting it up again would be a hassle or if the subject wants to verify that the shots I took make them look good but 99% of the time reviewing photos just takes you out of the moment and makes you miss the next shot. It doesn't matter whether you're shooting with a phone or a DSLR if you are looking at a screen you aren't actually taking any photos at all. Those posed family photos will still be there when you get home to review and cull but that moment right after the posed shoot where everyone is hanging out and wearing their real genuine smiles instead of the posed ones, you only have one chance to capture that and it would be a shame to waste it looking at a screen.
  • Incitatus never said a word out of place I, for one, could have done without one more ditto-head vote for the party of neigh.
  • Don't they have media staff who can help with this? "Scott MacMillan is a writer and manager for communications and outreach for Brac USA" They do, and he's one of them.
  • Boston.com has "BlizzardWatch" including articles such as:
    • How Old Boston Cleared Snow
    • Road Salt: Where Does It Come From, Where Does It Go?
    • Snow Porn: Boston Blanketed Through the Years
    • Why Boston's Snow Budget Falls Short
    • How Do Snow Days Get Decided?
    • What's Your Snow Removal Personality Type?
  • If they don't have a daughter, instead write, "YOU HAVE A DAUGHTER." Implementing ASAP. I love you.
  • As a Californian I just want you all to know, it was in the 70's today and I'm wearing shorts. That is all. And as a New Englander, I just want you Californians to know that all of this snow will eventually melt into water and replenish our many reservoirs, streams, ponds, and lakes.
  • I have a good camera. The best camera is the one you have with you when you see the shot happening. The current gen iPhone cameras are exceptional. You do you flexibility and the flash isn't very good (hard given that it's less than a cm from the aperture) but I've gotten a lot of good pictures because I had the 5s in the pocket in a situation where I wouldn't have had the DSLR. Nobody looks good with a tiny flash pointed at their face. There's exactly one time to use a direct flash -- when your subject is strongly backlit. Ideally, you make sure that this doesn't happen, but you take the shots you see.
  • Haven't listened to any of this, but at first glance, kind of a cool idea.
  • It is especially important to be accurate about treatment prospects in an article about Borderline Personality Disorder. So what are the most effective forms of treatment?
  • My partner's ex-boss used to let him know about interesting/useful articles to read by emailing the url to the article in the subject line of a body-less email I have a couple family members who never use the body of the email, preferring to write the entire email in the subject area. Makes their messages almost impossible to read since most email programs cut off after a certain character limit in the subject line.
  • Pfft. I have a first edition of the Iliad signed by Homer. Bah: I have the special edition of that one that came in a large wooden horse.
  • I would be so embarrassed if my child was ever involved in that sort of behavior. It's pretty common knowledge that only low-lives do that sort of thing. You never see a successful, well dressed or respectable looking individual acting this way. It's always the losers... that dress like losers, have body language like losers and have the money management skills of losers and the work ethic of a loser that act like this. By extension when you act like this it's like pasting the word "loser" on your forehead. If my son went giving this kind of image to the public I would probably cut him off so he wouldn't affect the family name. When my cousin was caught acting disrespectfully to some girls outside his school he was straight up barred from attending any family functions for 2 years and was sent to military school. Even my own brother wouldn't speak to him. He came back a completely different person and no one in the neighborhood ever saw him act that way towards anyone again. He's happily married now to a great lady that can't believe he was ever 'that' kid. I know that probably sounds old school and perhaps archaic to some, but the older I get the more I appreciate my upbringing. I grew up in a leave it to beaver sort of environment. Parents married 40 years to each other and virtually all my uncles and aunts are happily married for 30-45 years already. And all of us were taught that the way we treated others in public not only said something about us, but also about those closest to us. Nowadays you can't even stop a fight between two kids without risking getting charged with abusing them in some way. At our local school Our principal was fired after he tackled a kid who was pummeling another kid smaller than him. The kid got detention- Principal lost his job. No wonder kids grow up to be scumbags now.
  • Different strokes and all that, but I never quite got why "It's always bland out and never particularly changes" is a selling point or something that people would be jealous of. I mean, I love the weather here. Yeah, it's sunny a lot, but you react to things differently - at least I don't find it bland, anyway. That said, I'm from the other coast and I still miss snow and thunderstorms. And I've never experienced thundersnow. So yes, I am totally jealous when I hear about blizzards. My whole family is sending updates about how pretty it is. Yeah, I drove over Donner Summit this weekend, and there is basically no snow. Like, NO snow. It was 60 degrees up there. Last measurable precipitation they had was on Christmas Eve, and that was .012" of rain. Yeah, it's a real problem. People seem to have this idea that it's totally cool if it's 20 degrees above average here because it's California, but it's still bad. It shouldn't be 85 in January (it was yesterday).
  • Treepour - depends on where you live but you can start here .
  • I don't know. Sea life facts would be much more of a pleasure to read than 80% of the email I get on a regular basis.
  • Fine, fine. We're not being statistically accurate. Whatever. But there's a unique and pervasive form of sexism that has a different character than the pervasive sexism in the north. It's going to be all anecdata, because how are you going to be rhetorically perfect when talking about these things unless it's on a case by case basis?
  • The blond/orange hair isn't that common anymore. I freaked out over a kid I'm close to when we met up again and he had orange hair only to have him crack up laughing because it was a sister experimenting with bleach on her little brother's hair. It feels like over processed permed hair though, really weird when it's growing out as they get better nutrition. This was a really good piece of media reporting - researched and thoughtful and looking at the complexity through the lens of people trying to understand other people, not a drive-by spectator pity party. I loveLOVE that they come to understand that there is real distress and grief in these women's lives over the grinding poverty and social problems, and the choices are hard to make, that they're not smiling or crying but complicated humans too. The garment factory unions in Cambodia have been pushing for higher wages and they've gotten to US$121 I heard this month. Double-edged for me because we peg our pay scale to the garment factory as a minimum wage and every bump up means payroll which is nearly 50% of my budget goes up, but it is good news overall. Talking with a colleague who also works in the Cambodian slums and she watched the final episode three times and is really upset about her own purchasing of clothes and is now searching for decent fair trade labels available here, which is a good outcome.
  • also we get the "let's make it illegal problem solved" argument in all street harassment threads and no one's ever like "wow, never thought of that, no problems there"
  • Can someone please propose a solution to the problem so I can pretend it has gone away?
  • There are apps for doing more advanced photo things. Camera FV-5 is good for actually setting things like ISO, exposure time, etc for phone cameras. Those things though have always been out of the range of most camera users, even going back to dedicated digital cameras and film. Most everyone is point and shooting now and they were doing the same before.
  • I think that even if none of Adam Curtis' claims had ever been true, his films would still be worth watching just for the massive quantities of remarkable footage he always has to share. Like, amidst the all the strange, tragic, beautiful and/or disturbing clips that make up this film there's also this WTF-hilarious excerpt from an autobiographical film Hafizullah Amin commissioned and appeared in as himself. As the secret police prepare to escort him away from his home and family, man, that collegial farewell clap on the arm he leaves his wife with as he saunters right the fuck off. I will be always in Curtis' debt for his having shown me that magnificent sight.
  • > Do films not hire people broadly associated with the topics they're portraying to ensure against howlers like a first edition Iliad? I heard they were going to use a Jackie Collins paperback, but it got lost in the bathroom and the back up book wasn't feeling well, so they pulled out the Ilaid, but didn't change the script.
  • It's still unfortunately very necessary that the case of Everybody v. Hitler And His Ilk be argued. I'd estimate the population of people worldwide who have a critical mass of attitudes, though probably not the juice, to do or desire roughly Hitleresque things, in the hundreds of millions, though, so it's also necessary that "Everybody" be maintained. Since most of those same people would not admit to being, to some meaningful extent, little Hitlers (Litlers?) in their attitudes, it is invaluable to have it straight from the horse's absurdly-moustachioed mouth, so folks can be called out, with citations, on the fact that their beliefs are isomorphic to ideas on a continuum with ideas that even they would be loath to support. Basically it's important that we be able to Godwin discussions accurately! More to the point, censorship of anything is stupid (when "censorship" is appropriately construed and context is taken into account, i.e. I'm cool with MeFi's understanding that we not link to Stormfront, and I'd like to kick your ass if you take Stormfront seriously, but I'll double my ACLU donation if someone with real power tries to do the same).
  • They've gone into coalition with the Independent Greeks, so they're clearly happy enough to deal with Le Pen-esque right-wing nationalist types. Very strange bedfellows. Yeah. Maybe SYRIZA's hope is to sideline the Independent Greeks' rightist policies as much as possible, but I can't see the coalition lasting very long if it successfully ends the previous government's austerity policies.
  • Like beer and pop music, it was easy to make do with what's cheap and available, only to look back on a life of Dave Matthews and Bud Light and wonder why I'd gotten by on "good enough." Because I am aging, and because I have the memory of the original Tamagotchi, I am profoundly grateful to have these clear, high-resolution photos of the people I loved and love.

    the photos from my 35mm camera — the ones that aren't over or underexposed, of which there are admittedly dozens if not hundreds — are like hand-sized windows into my past. I can see details I'd forgotten in adulthood: the greasy bangs, the Sharpied backpacks, the "I can't believe we ever looked like that" soft skin, and how even the most beautiful amongst us looked then like a child dressed as a 40-year-old.
  • Let's say that I, as someone who buys cheap and relatively disposable clothes, would like to start investing in some clothing items that are as non-exploitative and long-lasting as possible. (Because I usually buy cheap and relatively disposable because I don't have a lot of money to spend on clothes at any given time). What are some options? Where should I look?
  • Anti-austerity cheerleaders can only cheer avoiding the central question Which is why a central part of SYRIZA's platform is renegotiating that debt. This moralistic bombast behind the shriek of "All debts must be repaid!" is a shallow facade masking a bourgeoisie agenda. The only ones that non-negotiable debts apply to are the little people. Once one is dealing with a large enough amount of capital, one discovers that the rules change. There was a book about this recently.
  • It also discounts emotional abuse.
  • See references above to Shirer's The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, and the view that people bought Mein Kampf, but rarely actually read it. Claiming "nobody" read Mein Kampf, which is what was said at least twice above, or even just "rarely", seems to me quite an exaggeration of even what Shirer says:
    Except for the Bible, no other book sold as well during the Nazi regime, when few family households felt secure without a copy on the table. It was almost obligatory — and certainly politic — to present a copy to a bride and groom at their wedding, and nearly every school child received one on graduation from whatever school. By 1940, the year after World War II broke out, six million copies of the Nazi bible had been sold in Germany. Not every German who bought a copy of Mein Kampf necessarily read it. I have heard many a Nazi stalwart complain that it was hard going and not a few admit—in private—that they were never able to get through to the end of its 782 turgid pages.
    But the quarter million copies sold that Wikipedia mentions is from before 1933, when Hitler wasn't even Chancellor yet. I don't think there's any purpose served by claiming that nobody read Mein Kampf or by putting those words or "rarely" in Shirer's mouth, when clearly all he's doing is relating anecdotes and until e-readers there probably wasn't data on how often purchased books are actually read in their entirety, anyway.
  • “"I've lived in NYC for 26 years and there has never been a food problem because of a storm!" -Dude at coffee shop begging to get eaten first”— Adrian Chen (@AdrianChen) January 26, 2015
  • Kindle is loaded. Library is full. Flashlights, including a reading light with fresh batteries. But if you'd rather keep the pretence that this storm has not severed your link to the rest of humanity, the Internet is still running, and so here's a map of the locations of literally every goat in the United States. (From my wife). God help us all.
  • Sorry, Wolf Blitzer, et al, but the snow's stopped where I am in the Bronx. The heaviest snow isn't supposed to start in NYC until this evening and is expected to last through much of the day tomorrow.
  • The first year I moved to Ottawa, they got more snow than they had since 1950-something. When we were shovelling our driveway, we had to lift the shovels above our heads before we could toss snow out onto the lawn. Two-story snow piles in parking lots were the rule, not the exception. The city snow dump still had snow melting in it in July. I got a lot of great memories of that winter and a lot of great photos, too. So yeah, I'm kind of jealous that this storm is going to miss where I am entirely.
  • The thing I've learned is that high importance e-mails (usually department-wide spams) can be ignored, and low importance e-mails (usually stuff like drinks after work) should be checked immediately.
  • I'm already waiting for the flophouse episode.
  • xmutex- Looks like it's this one.
  • Like I'm kinda sorta shocked and outraged here that municipal departments would accept that kind of ad? Not fully getting it here. That's like a Muslim-targeted version of the Westboro people.
  • I love Ze. I loved him more before he became corporate... That was about 1.5 minutes longer than it needed to be.
  • It's unfortunate how scientists can be so precise and careful with their words, and yet you get something like this:
    Yes, we have invented a way to unboil a hen egg," said Gregory Weiss, UCI professor of chemistry and molecular biology & biochemistry. "In our paper, we describe a device for pulling apart tangled proteins and allowing them to refold. We start with egg whites boiled for 20 minutes at 90 degrees Celsius and return a key protein in the egg to working order."
    Motherfucker, you used the boiling of an egg as a process to collapse and fold one of its key proteins, and then figured out how to reverse that process with that protein. Do you want to teach people to be stupid and oversimplify everything? No, but dat patent yoe
  • My main DSLR is a Pentax k10 DaShiv gave me about five, six years back. I recently ran into a guy who had the same camera while we were both out at an event (Ciclavia, I think), and had that moment of secret knowledge, where the first thing out of each of our mouths was about how much of a workhorse those cameras are — they're sturdy as shit, have pretty great lenses, and are pretty quick. I used to have a Pentax K10D. That camera is bananas, and nowadays, it's dirt cheap. I've since upgraded to a Pentax K-5, but outside of stuff like video and live view, it's scary how merely incremental the improvements have been. That's a compliment to both cameras. Pentax the company has their quirks, but for most people who just want a DSLR that just works, they've got the best value in town.
  • I'm having a wonderful time, but I'd rather be whistling at your mom.
  • If it reaches the high end, it will top the Bilzzard of '78. Nemo was a big deal, you can still see the warped ruins of trees throughout the area from that one, the Blizzard in '05 was a big deal (my car was literally buried in a collapsing snow drift while trying to make it home.) This will dwarf either event. Please don't write this off as media hysteria if you live in the area. It's pretty much too late to make preparations, so hunker down and stay safe.
  • Just checking in: light rain now falling in San Diego!
  • One has to be aware of accidental cold-reading and forer-effecting going on, but I can definitely buy that BPD sufferers have a tendency to stronger-than-baseline emotional reading ability. The downside, of course, being that everyone has false-positives when reading the moods and microexpressions etc of other folks, and when the false positives are REALLY LOUD that can't help but feed right into that "disorder" portion of it.
  • Waitaminit...there's a potential revenue stream in this ticketing idea...maybe it can replace drug use as a tool for our well trained and always courteous law-bringers to perform their social/racial engineering functions.
  • Needs more cherry pie.
  • So no, it wasn't just a bad analogy for Schenck, the analogy itself is wrong. The solution to an asshole who yells "fire" isn't to make a law against it, it's for those around him to shout "No there isn't" and for people generally to not panic at such a warning. The analogy was wrong because the court ultimately determined that what Charles Schenk did was not the equivalent of "shouting fire in a crowded theater." They did not determine that shouting fire in a crowded theater is o.k. And it's like some hilarious libertarian fantasy to say that the solution to someone shouting fire in a crowded theater is for the crowd to collectively assess the validity of the claim by some kind of individual polling of the trustworthiness of those shouting "fire" vs. those shouting "no there isn't." That's just utterly absurd. The whole point of the example is that panic ensues upon the shout of "fire" and in that panic it is not possible for people to quietly sift through the evidence pro and con the actual presence of the fire. Fire moves fast and kills fast (especially in theaters in those days, with the naked flame of the footlights etc.). The only prudent course on hearing a shout of "fire" was not to spontaneously set up a Committee for Establishing the Veracity of the Fire Claim but to get the hell out. But when everyone decides to get the hell out, trampling and other deaths are very likely to ensue. In other words, the action is very much akin to that speech "directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action and...likely to incite or produce such action," which, as you note, rightly remains thoroughly illegal. In other words, it is entirely o.k. to write a book in which you say "Theaters are death traps; every time you go into one you'll burn to death!" It is not o.k. to stand up in the midst of a crowd in a confined space with constrained exits and start shrieking "Fire, fire, oh my god, we're all going to die! Run, run!'" (or, more likely these days, "Oh my god, he's got a gun! Run!") unless you are genuinely persuaded that a fire is imminent, and such action, if determined to be undertaken maliciously would, rightly and for very good reason, be prosecutable.
  • Age gap relationships tend to benefit the health of the older partner to the detriment of the younger at least according to this. "60% youth unemployment and a shit ton of anger" Um- yeah. That's the point? The trend is a sign of cultural problems not that women innately gravitate toward men twice their age who will die when they are still middle aged? When it's really two people who fall in love- it's fine. When whole communities are built around much older men marrying very young women it's a sign something is out of balance or that there is a patriarchal trend to the society because marrying a very young person makes it easier to teach and mold them to your values (like say that you are the master and they are the servant/inferior) which is an ideology common in a lot of sexist societies.
  • But there doesn't seem to be any very plausible mechanism for doing that, apart from "creating some new community minus the state others want to exclude". So in other words the EU could form The Ancient Mystic Society of No Greeces?
  • I feared that if we stuck with iPhones for casual photography, then the best moments of the rest of our life would look like fuzzy adver-porn shot by Terry Richardson. They look like that inside your head anyway. I felt exactly like the author of this piece a year ago, but mainly because I still find that smartphones want to pause for a little thinky-time before they take a photo for some reason. If a camera does not capture the image at the precise moment you press the shutter release button (or as near as a human can tell) then that thing is a camera-like object but not a camera. Having said that, I now have an entry-level Nikon DSLR gathering dust after being used for maybe a dozen times. You can't get the genie back in the bottle now that we all walk around with camera-like objects in our pockets.
  • acb: That's now, after Reagan vanquished it.
    You're arguing with Reagan slash-fiction? Tell me you didn't type that with a straight face. Please tell me I'm missing your sarcasm.
  • My wife and I and another couple went to see this on opening night. As a good-bad movie I give it three Zardoz heads out of five.
  • Adam Curtis frustrates me a lot. In the end, I think he harbours an odd hybrid of Maoism and Libertarianism while attempting to appear impartial. In essence, he seems to feel that: -We have disintermediated elites for good and ill -Unintended consequences abound His best recent work is something he did for Charlie Brooker ages back. I loved Brooker but turned away when in one of his yearly update things he referred to Mohamed Bouazizi's suicide as a 'tomatodom' in the same programme where Channel 4's admittedly crude expose of nomadic raiders living on the generous UK Welfare State (My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding) was libelled as racist. As if a lifestyle choice was ethnicity. Curtis sees agency where it does not exist. A great, flawed, artist.
  • Also, Blue Diamond wasabi and soy sauce flavored almonds (sorry, California) are the fucking bomb with Irish whiskey. Ha, I picked up precisely those almonds as my storm snack. Did not have the foresight to get any whiskey though.
  • despite its flaws in light of modern scholarship Shirer is up-front about the flaws of his own book even in the preface; what makes it compelling, as he intended, is that he was able to write it in living memory of the events it documents. Every once in awhile Shirer can't resist slipping into the first person and telling a personal account of his experience among the Nazis. Shirer was a radio correspondent who frequently visited Germany during the rise and reported from the front lines and Berlin from the start of the war until 1940. He saw Hitler speak and personally met both many ordinary Germans and many of the principal characters in the drama. If it's not as dry as some might prefer, it's because a great deal of it was personal.
  • Yanis Varoufakis to be finance minister?! Maybe if the Greeks give the Germans some nice hats, they'll stop asking for their money back.
  • Although if "works" means "looks awesome on a bumper sticker," then maybe smashing capitalism does work in some sense.
  • Kristof is a neoliberal bully boy with a saviour complex when it concerns young, attractive women but no time for anybody else. Fsck him.
  • that's nothing - i have a first edition of the old testament signed by GOD Oh yeah I have a copy of the Hebrew Bible signed by, well... I can't quite say it out loud.
  • You know what really gave Communism traction in the developing world? Popular opposition to the mass-murdering authoritarian juntas installed by the CIA. Yabbut we are totally talking at cross purposes here, and I am really confused about why. None of this has anything to do with what gave communism traction among people outside the US state department; none of this has anything to do with the US really, truly not wanting to be racist; none of this has anything to do with actual communist victories, because we're talking about what people in the US State Department and the upper echelons of power believed and tried to do and not about what was actually going on in the developing world. What was being asserted upthread was that the US government modulated certain of its policies to the left because it was worried about credibility and giving traction to Soviet propaganda. This is well documented. It's not made up. You can look at all kinds of state department records, memoirs, etc. It has nothing to do with what actual communists were doing and everything to do with signals that the state department wanted to send. This has nothing to do with how those signals were received or the effect they had. Because I am so confused by this cross-purposes business - if this is stemming from some kind of "I know that Frowner is an anarchist and therefore anything they say about communism must come from a place of seeking to discredit it"...that's really not where I'm coming from. In this context, I'm very much on the "May God preserve Communism so that the evil brood of its enemies may be prevented from becoming more bare-faced still" end of the spectrum.
  • Communism turned out bad, but the threat of it made capitalism better. How? It sure made a lot of foreign and domestic policy terrible. We're still haunted by the specter of the ghost of the memory of Communism. We can't have a decent health care system in the US because OMGCommunism. All of our troubles with Afghanistan, and a good deal of the nieghboring crazy, have their roots in the US's efforts to keep the Soviet Union from taking it. (The Space Race was a good thing, though. But that was plain old government spending, not capitalism.)
  • Xenophyophores are single-celled animals that can grow to the size of your fist Wait what no come on I refuse to Google that in the deepest hope that you are making this up
  • Please try to imagine your child talking about being accosted by a "pack" of strangers and saying something to set them off. That's what the "joking, but he's not" suggestion for a gun is about. He knows trying to get his daughter to bear it silently isn't going to work. He doesn't want his daughter to be murdered. He's not trying to end harassment for everyone or just his daughter, just keep her alive.
  • > Also I guess I binge watched Downton Abbey, which I guess would've been the first season? Ha, I just got the first season DVD from the library yesterday, and that's my plan for tomorrow. Assuming the power stays on, of course. If it doesn't I guess I'll just sit in the candlelight and make up my own stories: "Stiffly starched british person #1 to rumpled dirty british person #2, 'So you know about british person #3's secret then? But how?'" (I'm not very good at Downtoning yet.)
  • It would have been better if the first edition of the Iliad was literally an 2,500 year old amphora of Homer's speech-breath that he opened in J-Lo's face. "If you inhale deeply enough you can almost taste the diphthongs. I want you to have it."
  • Egg whites cooking and milk turning into curds are the two examples of protein denaturing that most people are familiar with, in a parallel universe the article headline is about un-cheesing milk.
  • How on earth am I to prove in a court of law what a man said to me on the street? That wasn't my suggestion. I'm saying have it be something that we have a dedicated police force for; they don't sit around waiting for other people to get harassed and to lodge complaints, they use undercover policewomen to bring harassers into the open and ticket them on the spot, just like a speeding driver (or a jaywalker) is ticketed on the spot, without calling for any witnesses other than the arresting officer(s). The point would be to treat this as a general degradation of the urban environment for all women rather than as a specific hostile act directed against one particular person.
  • Seriously, feckless, thank you. Couldn't quite grab that myself but you put it perfectly.
  • I had no desire to see this movie until I read this post. I love movies that are so bad they're good.
  • but do you drink bread and eat milk?
  • I thought this was interesting: Some researchers, like Judith Herman, believe that BPD is a name given to a particular manifestation of post-traumatic stress disorder: in Trauma and Recovery, she theorizes that when PTSD takes a form that emphasizes heavily its elements of identity and relationship disturbance, it gets called BPD; when the somatic (body) elements are emphasized, it gets called hysteria, and when the dissociative/deformation of consciousness elements are the focus, it gets called DID/MPD. Others believe that the term "borderline personality" has been so misunderstood and misused that trying to refine it is pointless and suggest instead simply scrapping the term.
  • I love the NWS forecast discussion. This is the site where the meteorologists break out the technical jargon to describe the reasoning behind the forecast. The jargon just makes it seem all the more mysterious and dramatic: HIGH CONFIDENCE FORECAST FOR A CRIPPLING/HISTORIC BLIZZARD IMPACTING S NEW ENGLAND. NEGATIVELY-TILTING H5 TROUGH THROUGH WHICH MID-LEVEL ENERGY INTENSIFIES SURFACE LOW PRESSURE SE OF NANTUCKET NEAR THE 40N/70W BENCHMARK NE INTO THE GULF OF MAINE TONIGHT-WEDNESDAY ALONG AN OFFSHORE BAROCLINIC ZONE ENHANCED BY HIGH PRESSURE SITUATED N ACROSS E CANADA. CLASSIC CONVEYOR BELTS BENEATH H3 JET COUPLING AXES OF RRQ / LFQ YIELDS STRONG DIFFLUENT MOTIONS ALOFT. LOW VERTICALLY STACKS / FILLS BECOMING CAPTURED / STALLING BENEATH THE CLOSING LOW ALOFT RESULTING IN A SLOW-MOVING / LONG-DURATION STORM. SURFACE PRESSURE FALLS OF 20-30 MB IN 18 HRS. ALREADY ONGOING AS LATEST WATER VAPOR SATELLITE SHOWS THE INITIAL NEGATIVE-TILT AHEAD OF WHICH THE BAROCLINIC-LEAF STRUCTURE IS EVIDENT. LOTS OF OFFSHORE LIGHTNING ACTIVITY INDICATIVE THAT THIS STORM IS GETTING BEEFY/INTENSIFYING. ITS BOMBOGENESIS BABY!
  • Semi-related: Understanding the Impact of Video Quality on User Engagement Yes! I work closely with our social media coordinator, and it absolutely kills me sometimes when her instagrammed shot of a hand holding a product over a cluttery desk gets twice as many likes as a high-quality product shot I took with our nice pretty camera and lens. I'll travel out of my way to find the perfect backdrop for the product, and then carefully edit and color correct, but does it matter? Not always. Sometimes, our customers just respond better to the personal intimacy of a kinda crappy phone picture; I think it seems more authentic and less like advertising.
  • Let's stop pretending that this is being done by a group of imaginary ghosts. This really is incredibly low-hanging fruit. Maybe you are evolved past saying and doing this shit yourself, but you almost certainly cross paths with men in the world who say things to you because they believe you are their ally. Maybe it's "you know she's not going to come back after maternity leave" or "bitch" in reference to a coworker, maybe it's a comment involving the phrase "old enough" or "drunk enough", or hooting at someone walking by, or whatever. Being gross. If you do nothing, or you fake-laugh to keep the peace, that person has just turned to you and said, "I'm a disgusting piece of shit. Totally normal, right?" and you have answered, "Perfectly status quo, my bro," with a big thumbs up. That guy's going to get off the elevator believing that he lives in a world where that's okay. If you're not ready to start with, "WTF is wrong with you?" try looking horrified. Pretend they just turned to you and said, "Man, I would murder a big old buffalo turd sandwich right now, know what I mean?" Big wide eyes, small step back. "Uh, no," your body language can say, "why would you put poop on bread and eat it DEAR GOD WHY?" If you can make just one guy - and maybe it's some asshole on an elevator, and maybe it's your brother - reflect back on that look later and think, "what happened that that guy looked at me like I was eating a turd?" you have planted a seed. Yes, hopefully, there are also opportunities to turn to a friend or coworker or stranger and say, "Hey, if you think I'm going to agree with you because I'm a rapist/sexist/racist/pedophile/cretin, sorry no." or "Dude, no, you're not going to do that in front of me" or "You know, you should think about getting some help. Something's wrong with you." That's awesome, but you can start with turd-sandwich face until you're comfortable. I had to start that way with racists, because I'm a fat white middle-aged woman and people mistake me for something other than what I am. I know that men are doing this to you, the same way that store clerks and randos and (this was so horrifying) some of my customers would just turn to me and say fucking unbelievable things right to my face. And I freeze up pretty much any time I'm surprised, but I can drop my jaw and blink. After a while, you get more agile with the comebacks.
  • colie: "Can I nope?" Sure you can nope, but only if you can't yep.
  • I did my panic shopping last night, and got ingredients to make salsa, and thought "I should buy some chips." I didn't buy any chips. I PANICKED
  • urgh, morality police much? Yeah, this is kind of a little awful, as is the idea that older men out with younger women are flaunting their power. As a man closing in on 50 I'd like to be disturbed by this but I don't have a convertible.
  • This is very cool. Thanks for the post. Thanks also to Iridic for "The Cloud Photographers" link. As both a fan of Wes Anderson's movies AND as a cloud photographer, I *love* that.
  • No. No, there are not limits on free speech. That we have to explain this to anyone is enraging. That people think free speech is an absolute is enraging. It's not, it never has been, and with any luck it never will be. "Fire" in a theatre, sure, but what about--for example--laws that restrict claims that manufacturers may make about products? That's restriction of free speech and is an absolute societal good. I quite like the idea of nobody ever making money off this book again. Libraries, yes. Bookstores? No.
  • Why would I want to do simple maths under pressure?
  • This is clearly the winning Boston.com entry on the snow so far.
  • Surely the bourgeoisie are not the ruling elites, but the metropolitan middle class (in the old-fashioned sense) who profit from being in the right place, but are nowhere near the peak of the pyramid... unfortunately, people on the left tend to have forgotten the intellectual basis behind left discussions of class. it's not about having a funny accent, or outlining the sociology of the power hierarchy but distinguishing between classes of people through their qualitative relationship to capital particularly ownership of the means of production.
  • There's often a general sense, especially among the older crowd who would be senior citizens now, or pushing that age, that when you go off to The City (i.e. Detroit or Chicago), you need to "be careful" and "take precautions" (i.e. carry a gun) because "you never know," or because... well, often the sentence trails off there but it's implied that it's because, you know, there's so many of those people. Ironically, my cousin is just the sort of man who gets dogwhistled about. 20-odd years ago, when I left the Midwestern town I was from to come to the Big Bad Apple, he also advised that I have a gun, while trying to give me one of his semi-automatics. !!!!! Although in his case, he wasn't using any sort of whistle in discussing who he thought would be most likely to bother me, and straight-up used the phrase "low-class, no account [n-word]s". This, when both of us came from the ghetto. I guess he thought he was telling me "the truth". And he wasn't old, either, he was 25 then. The worst is when you think you're going to pass a man in silence, both of you minding your own business, but he leans in to hiss something disgusting, and because you're in motion, you've already passed him by several paces so you can't tell him to go fuck himself without looking like a crazy person. It's like, How have I not gone to prison yet for slamming one of you fuckers to the pavement face-first?
  • crazy with stars: What is to prevent the Bank of Greece from simply printing Euros against the will of the ECB? All EU national banks have mints for producing their country's euros -- what are the legal and physical obstacles to a Syriza government simply marching into the bank and printing 100 billion euros?
    Dunno for sure, but I'll bet the ECB had the foresight to make forgery of Euro notes a crime - and a bank minting Euros without permission from the EDB is forgery, just as surely as if the head of the Denver mint ran a couple dozen "extra" sheets of $100's.
  • Bread, milk, and eggs take up valuable beer room. Especially in your stomach.
  • Some people get by just having vague low resolution opinions about what other people should do others prefer to be way more specific.
  • There's a lot of talk about "expelling" or "kicking out" Greece from the Eurozone. But there doesn't seem to be any very plausible mechanism for doing that, apart from "creating some new community minus the state others want to exclude". Even that wouldn't necessarily work. Nations have just decided to use a larger country's currency before: Panama and the US dollar for example. Even if the Eurozone voluntarily dissolves itself and creates a brand new Euro2 without Greece, there's nothing to stop Greece just using Euro2 if they want to. At this point, the advantages of switching to a Drachma seem pretty slight. Yes, it can happen that reducing the value of your currency boosts your exports and tourist trade. The mechanism by which this happens is that it instantly lowers everyone's wages. (Remember that any inputs a business buys from abroad, steel etc, don't suddenly get cheaper.) But Greek wages have already adjusted downwards, to the point where it's already hard for Greek workers to buy things. Yes, five years ago switching to the Drachma and devaluing might have helped Greece. But at this point it's like stamping on the brakes when the car's already upside down in a ditch.
  • OK -got a non-add one... I was close: 2746200 ÷ 29850 = 92 You incorrectly answered: 93
  • @Joseph Girl just remember that J is a modern invention .
  • 608.35 is within the margin of experimental error!
  • Men in this thread. I am giving you all homework. I am begging you. Tell every single man you know that you think this behavior is unacceptable. Of course, you would really like to believe that you don't hang out with men who behave this way. And you don't hang out with men while they behave this way. Because the vast majority of men who treat women like shit do it very privately. And beyond that, they think every man (or at least most men,) behaves this way. I implore you all to do this every time a thread like this happens. And I mean it more every time. Tell them they are wrong. Best case scenario, you confirm that every single man you know is in fact an ally for women. Encourage them to pass it on. Worst case scenario, you find out that NOT every man you know is an ally for women. Fucking help us fix that. Please.
  • You can buy ad space for hate speech on municipal buses? That is crazy.
  • Yeah, this is kind of a little awful, as is the idea that older men out with younger women are flaunting their power. Really, though? This strikes me as willfully ignoring reality. Do you actually, honestly think that these cases are mostly sweet May/December romances?
  • I attended Gymnasium (high school) in Germany in the late 1990s and we absolutely talked about that ("that" being the events leading up to and including the Holocaust and WWI/WWII), often to the exclusion of other historical subject matter. Yes, the Holocaust is legally required to be taught in Germany, and I've heard people complain that so much class time is spent on it. Here's an article from Haaretz that suggests the Holocaust is studied just as intensively in German schools as in Israeli ones. Well he did dictate it from jail. Have you heard what they do to you in a German nick? Hitler had a very cushy time in jail (where he served only 9 months for the crime of high treason!) - the judges and jailers were all pro-Nazi.
  • Mein Kamf is an excellent book and should be mandatory reading for 11 year olds. There is no better inoculation against right wing nonsense than seeing what it looks like on its own terms, in the words of its truest believers. The only reason Rush Limbaugh and the like can get away with comparing atheists and feminists to Nazis (or claiming that the Nazis were atheists and feminists) is that not enough of his audience know what Nazis actually stood for.
  • I should have bought more #stormchips; only crumbs left in the one bag I bought and we're not even in it yet!
  • All I care about is that Fresh Direct actually made my delivery tonight, otherwise I'd be eating mustard out of the jar for the next 2 days.
  • A nice thought, but if that were really the motivation, the US probably could have been more effective at appearing to be non-monsters to the developing world by, you know, actually not being monsters in the developing world. No, it's not a nice thought - it's actually true. LBJ and his advisors, for instance, were well aware of the propaganda traction that the Soviets and their allies made out of racism in the US. This isn't even in dispute - if you look in depth at various state department internal communications, it is spelled out that the Soviets' propaganda is of concern and various examples are given. The US took concrete steps, for example appointing black state department personnel, as part of the effort to counter these perceptions. I feel like you're assuming that I'm saying the only determinative factor in the US government was "how will we look to the Soviets" - but the issue is "given that the US government was racist and did not, in general, want to extend civil rights protections, how could they triage their actual inclinations with the desire to appear as minimally racist as possible?" We're talking about a government which underwrote substantial chunks of the modern art movement out of the desire to show the Soviets that we too were modern and had a fancy avant-garde under capitalism - it's only too clear that the propaganda struggle was a big deal and generated material results.
  • Not just any old hamster, but Chinese Hamster Ovaries.
  • Well it also determines what the core of our planet is made of. Other factors could have easily prevailed in the matter of barn paint.
  • Yeah, it's really crystallizing in my mind now - like, as of today, as of this FPP - that 2007-2013ish is like this fully defined era that is already starting to seem impossibly dated, in the way eras never do when you're living in them, but always do in hindsight. And in a lot of ways, 2014 was when it all came to a head, a terminating year for a lot of obsessions of that era. Really interesting to think about.
  • And I have the apple signed by Eris. Boom! That's classics baby.
  • I mostly miss optical zoom when I use my phone camera. Then sensitivity in low light. Other than that, I don't see much point, and I always found point and shoot digital cameras (I can't justify the cost of an SLR) are annoying to keep supplied with charged and ready batteries. Maybe the newer cameras are better, since a lot of them have included rechargeable batteries like smartphones.
  • I think in 30 years there will be way more people that wished they had done annual offsite backups of their photo library than people that wished they had bought a DSLR.
  • Needs more Pete Martell. But great find!
  • It's a really wishy-washy letter too, full of "for argument's sake"s and "some would say"s. For crying out loud - say what you really mean so we can accurately ascertain how much of a plonker you are.
  • That's pretty cool. I never thought much about where all the iron came from. I guess that means my very rusty well water is liquified stars. Cheers!
  • This is a GOOD EMAIL about your Daughter and her New Position (Think Seahorse, not missionary.) Aaaanyhoo, I love you.
  • I have a boss who regularly (more than 50% of her total email output) sends emails with no subject at all. I found it irritating for a long time, but I grudgingly respect the way it firmly fixes attention on the email itself. It's a gamification of email. Until I open it, I have no idea whether it's urgent or totally unimportant! And so I must open it as soon as possible!
  • Get nice versions of the things you care about having nice versions of. For some people, that's cameras. For me, that's yarn, cheese, and workout clothes. That's all there is to it.
  • Holy shit, it is not racist to point out that machismo is a thing in latin american countries. You can find thousands of academic articles talking about it.
  • This Camera is the Best The best camera Is the one you have with you. The best camera Is the one you have with you. The best camera Is the one you have with you When you see the shot happening. The best camera in the world Is the one you have with you. And that pretty much sums up Why phone cameras Have become the default. This item puts the lie to "The best camera is the one you have with you" Which I still say all the time. The best camera is the one you have with you, But it's not a big hassle to arrange for that to be A camera.
  • That was great. Thanks.
  • Seymour Zamboni: "I love the NWS forecast discussion. ... ITS BOMBOGENESIS BABY!" The NWS is pretty much my favorite thing my federal tax dollars pay for. octothorpe: "Why blizzards make us go crazy for milk and bread" I actually think it's because if you have kids, milk is probably the grocery item you run out of the most frequently. Bread and fresh fruit are close seconds because of relatively short shelf lives. I think it mostly happens because instead of spreading their shopping evenly across the week, every parent in the city goes "SHIT I HAVE TO GET MILK BEFORE THE SNOWSTORM OR I HAVE TO LISTEN TO JUNIOR WHINE FOR TWO HOURS THAT HE CAN'T HAVE MILK ON HIS COCOA PUFFS ON WEDNESDAY." Plus if you lose power during a storm, you can shove PB&J sandwiches at your children more or less indefinitely. If I'm grocery shopping when I know there's a big storm coming, I always pause to think, "Wait, am I going to be able to make chicken ala king if the power goes out? Hm ... I should probably get some salad and cold rotisserie chicken too just in case, I can always have it for lunch." If it's just ME I can nosh on whatever's around but with kids you kinda have to feed them actual meals. I always have a couple jars of peanut butter and jelly in the pantry, but bread runs out quickly. I'm sure there's a knock-on effect of people going, "Shit, everyone else is buying bread and milk, I should buy that too before it's gone!" but I think it's mostly every parent in the city shopping at once and needing those two things. Also it being a SNOWSTORM I don't usually worry about food going bad if the power's out ... if it were out for more than 8 hours, I'd just put stuff I was worried about spoiling in a cooler and put the cooler on my back step. In the snow. Where it's cold. See also: the trunk of your car.
  • Yeah, it's kind of amusing to see Argentina held up as a cautionary tale, since its unemployment rate at the time of default in 2001 was 25% and rising—exactly where Greece's is today—and has declined steadily since that default to 7.5% today.
  • This won't stop until a LOT more work is done with boys at an early age, to ameliorate the macho approach to interaction with women. It starts at home, which doesn't portend well for the near future because kids are bombarded with objectified images of women (and increasingly, men) in the media. The Internet and its vagaries are wide open to 10's of millions of kids whose parents are too ignorant, too lazy, or too stupid to know better. Several years ago I was waiting outside an elementary school for my partner's child, after school, to drive him home; this is in a very upper-middle-class neighborhood. I couldn't believe my eyes or ears, when several 4th and 5th grade girls were whistled at and catcalled by a bunch of 4th and 5th grade boys - e.g. stuff like "hey, baby!" and "I like what I see!", etc. It was a real eye opener. These kids were at an age where they were not driven by hormonal imperatives (to be clear, "hormonal imperative" is no excuse for adult men to act this way); the kids were modeling what they see, every day, all around them.
  • Just buy used stuff whenever possible, treepour. If you enjoy travel and do so cheaply, then buy cheap locally made products while traveling. Ain't so realistic for clothing but I avoid buying from western stores whenever possible. If you need say a flashlight and batteries for camping, then adjust your time preference, recognize that need 1-2 months before going camping, and order them directly from China via aliexpress, ebay, etc. Why should any western company with a hand in outsourcing the production profit?
  • I'm grateful I have a home to hunker down in.
  • Anti-austerity cheerleaders can only cheer avoiding the central question - Greece is a member of the Euro, it can't just magic money out of thin air. It has debts that need to be paid. if it does not pay its debts it cannot function. If it leaves the euro is becomes Zimbabwe or Argentina in terms of inflation and misery - if it stays in it can't deliver on the promises that they have made.
  • Err, sorry. That was responding to "hipster" being 17 years old.
  • √370881: 1, 600^2? 2. >600 3. >600 + (370881-360000)/2/600 4. >608.35 5. Calculator Check: 608.35^2=370089.7225 6. Calculator Check: √370881=609 7. D'oh! the end "81" should have been a clue to me. 8. Still, not bad. Yep, I'm the fish this site is trolling for.
  • Since I moved to the high desert, I sort of miss these huge snowstorms. I used to love taking my truck out and getting people unstuck and doing shitties in intersections and trying to get stuck. Winter driving has always been my favorite driving. But then, it's 58 and sunny right now and we might see 10 inches of precipitation total this year and I certainly do not miss having to shovel all that crap. And, I could head to the mountains any time I like to play in a winter wonderland so... Good luck and have fun, youse guys.
  • Wasn't there a camera supposed to launch recently that took in far more light/depth of field information than is visible normally in a single shot, and then you would be able to manipulate the image using it afterwards? Or did I dream that?
  • Pretty darn quiet in Philly. I'll keep an eye on things for y'all.
  • This is your monthly reminder that having super-smart people, nearly infinite resources and a very good product are still not sufficient to win in a competitive marketplace. Also, barns.
  • Mein Kampf is horrible and was written by the most horrible person. It would be nice if this horrible person and the horror that they created weren't just swept under the rug and forgotten about. Such would be a disservice to the people who were victims of that tragedy. Sometimes it's important to not let hurtful things be forgotten, and risk having them happen again. On occasion I've though the same thing about statues of fallen tyrants. Part of me wishes they would be left standing as a reminder, but the other part of me realizes that I would want to tear down a monument to a guy who killed my family or something. Books are obviously something completely different. Slight tangent: I read this last year, and each time I pulled it out of my bag to read on the bus, I found myself really wishing the publisher had come up with a different book cover. The cover should have included an arrow pointing upwards at your face reading, "TOTALLY NOT A NAZI."
  • "That being said, I'd like to put in a good word for a DSLR brand that you probably haven't even considered: Pentax. Pentax DSLRs have one huge advantage over the other manufacturers, particularly if you are not made of money: Their DSLRs are backwards compatible with lenses back to the beginning of time. " My main DSLR is a Pentax k10 DaShiv gave me about five, six years back. I recently ran into a guy who had the same camera while we were both out at an event (Ciclavia, I think), and had that moment of secret knowledge, where the first thing out of each of our mouths was about how much of a workhorse those cameras are — they're sturdy as shit, have pretty great lenses, and are pretty quick. And the biggest advantage over an iPhone? I have an iPhone 5s, I like it fine, but it's a wide angle lens, like pretty much every cell camera. Not only does it distort faces, but it means that zoom is always going to be sketchy on it. It's just funny to read all these GOOD ENOUGH GOOD ENOUGH LALALALA about cameras that doesn't really happen with a lot of other digital tools — very few people are insisting that their iPad has replaced any need for a real (music) keyboard, even though you can get pretty good with one and do a lot of cool stuff with it. I shoot with all sorts of stuff, from plastic-lensed toy cameras to my recent bout of learning how to shoot a massive 4x5 camera made for architectural photography. It aligns with what I think is a kind of common-sense philosophy I try to bring to the art I make: There are very few tools that are better across the board, but there are a lot of tools that are superior for specific things, and choosing a tool that helps you get the effect that you want is part of the process of making art. Whether that's getting the '80s crystalline synth from a Yamaha DX7 or getting the unmistakable ghostly look of real IR photographs, or getting a bunch of quick, sharable snaps immediately with an iPhone, the tools you choose matter — there are trade-offs with every single one of them, and they all affect the results you get.
  • As Frowner says, the Soviet Union was critical towards the West over race issues from the beginning:
    Black and White is a 1932 Soviet animated short film directed by Ivan Ivanov-Vano and Leonid Amalrik. Themes The film addresses issues of racism in the South American sugar industry. Themes of racial injustice, racial violence, working-class solidarity dominate the film. It depicts black men working in a field, walking in chains, sitting behind bars, and being executed in an electric chair. In most scenes, a white authority figure is seen whipping or guarding the men.
    Circus (Russian: Цирк; translit. Tsirk) is a 1936 Soviet melodramatic comedy musical film... Plot Orlova plays an American circus artist who, after giving birth to a black baby (played by James Lloydovich Patterson), immediately becomes a victim of racism and is forced to stay in the circus, but finds refuge, love and happiness in the USSR. Her black son is embraced by friendly Soviet people...
  • > "...this picture is TOO good...let's dial up the suck by 10 per cent or so." previously on the Triumphant Rise of the Shitpic. I'm thinking that what I need isn't a full-frame camera (next year), but a 4x6 archival printer. Something the kid could use from his iPhone, too. A basket of prints is better on some levels than a hard drive full of bits.
  • Bah: I have the special edition of that one that came in a large wooden horse. Mine came in a giant wooden rabbit. I think I got ripped off.
  • goddammit stop hoarding our blizzards, it is currently 72°F in Boulder, Colorado and the ski forecasters are already predicting CLIMATE CHANGE END TIMES!!!!
  • empath: "Sexism isn't expressed in the same way in every culture." Catcalls are exclusive to Latin America?
  • J-Lo be like "mmm, dem diphthongs".
  • Welcome to the 21st Century, where every above average snowfall is branded.
  • Road Salt: Where Does It Come From, SALT MINES Where Does It Go? ROADS
  • ​​P​hDs​:​ Creative Writing - from the PhD research blog Deathsplanation:​
    ​"​I almost went to college to study art. I even interviewed for a place. I had a portfolio and everything. That was more than a decade ago and honestly, I can't even remember if I got in. But I didn't go. Things changed, life took a drastic turn, and I wanted to leave everything behind. And so I did. I ended up at university, pursuing another passion of mine: archaeology; history, anthropology. ​​

    ​"​I have never strayed that far from art. It's always been there, in my life. But recently, it's been a lot more... present.​"


    Post-graduate Alison Atkin​'s ​doodles and drawings​​ category​, and a tweeted drawing (linked within the piece); more on Atkin's research project at the University of Sheffield. Also linked (enthusiastically) within the blog post: Mmm... Marginalia section from the website, Got Medieval. Previously: foxes and fowl and so many footnotes
  • Sorry, Wolf Blitzer, et al, but the snow's stopped where I am in the Bronx. Seems like we got a grand total of 4 inches. So unless something starts coming down overnight, then I'm going to be really pissed that I lugged the company-issued 10 lb. desktop replacement computer home for an hour and a half on the bloody NYC MTA. "Blizzard". Feh. I'll believe it when I see it (although I'm sure northern New England will get a right socking. They always do).
  • This is why I always bring a large-format collodion wet plate process camera and portable darkroom to parties
  • I compile imaginary Beatles albums instead of counting sheep. In my alternate timeline, they split in 1982. In mine, The Clash stayed together until Strummer passed away in '02.
  • If you read on, his point as I take it is less that (all of) "capital" might go on strike and more that, somewhat bizarrely, it will have to be a left-government goal to keep the kleptocrats and the bankers, i.e. a few radicalized and entrenched but relatively small fractions of capital, from immediately overruling the actual broader interests of capital as a whole (which interests would include political and economic stability, i.e. not sending all of Europe into a full-on depression and Greece into a fascist coup). That this responsibility falls on the left is a weird thing, indisputably, but there we are.
  • I had a supervisor who liked to send e-mails with the all of the information in the subject line and nothing in the body. It was amusingly like getting a telegram until the day I realized it meant that she also never read the bodies of anyone else's e-mails, after she called me to yell about how she had read the subject line of my e-mail, and reacted in the way I had explicitly asked her not to do in the first paragraph of the e-mail.
  • C-can they make it still be a chicken someday??
  • Her dad is as lost as she is. They both know it's dark humor in the face of something neither of them can change. I think that's mostly true, but I also think it's partially a "and what if one of them does more than just catcalling" thing. That is, he's not thinking she should draw the gun on every man who catcalls, but have the gun in case the situation moves beyond catcalling.
  • oh katie couric can twerk??? my pellet video can't twerk
  • BMW tries to be the new "@" in the world of cars http://youtu.be/U1jwWwJ-Mxc . #Tech #BMW
  • Look at her so beautiful natural hair dark skin and all!!!!! So fine black power strong intelligent
  • Awesome....
  • Why do Americans glorify sex so much? I mean its just too much sometimes... *steps away slowly*
  • I would like me some of that chocolate
  • I will probabaly need a couple of days to take all of this in....
  • You know, today I was feeling really down at school because i've had a hard time making friends since i'm new and have moved around schools too much. I've had depression on and off for quite a year now due to that, loss of friends and because I did drugs in my past and had a change of quemistry in my body due to addiction. (Which I now regret and gladly quit.) So in geometry these two girls started picking on me saying my face looked sick, as if I wanted to cry or was in pain, but really I was just looking down at my work. They started saying I was depressed, but does anyone really want to be told that? I started shying out and couldn't do anything about it. I couldn't hide that expression because I kept feeling bad about myself, and at the end of class both girls ditched me saying "have fun with your depression" with a smile on their face. On my opinion people need to understand these mental illnesses and not treat people like losers but rather by helping them. 
  • She has a strong personality, makes her come off as an annoying person. 
  • Uzo Aduba Is a human beings name... NO seriously that's her name, I know its fucking bananas?!
  • Never Have I Ever turned down a movie in which I'm an obnoxious caricature of myself... *Johnny Depp slowly raises his paddle in shame*
  • those chairs look so uncomfortable to sit 
  • Overcoming my mental illnesses is one of the hardest challenges I've ever had to face. I was diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa and was hospitalized for that and suicidal ideations. I also have anxiety and depression, which I take medication for (Celexa and Xanax). Of course, add self-harm to that mix of madness. Alas, my list of mental illnesses do not end there. I have obsessive-compulsive tendencies, which I had somehow inherited from my father (who I love so very much). On the bright side, I haven't killed myself yet. That must count for something, right? Years of suffering from these stupid illnesses that I cannot escape. I am only fifteen years old, but I don't feel fifteen. How could I be so young when I've starved myself, harmed myself, and put a gun to my own head? I haven't pulled the trigger, at least not yet. I question why I even feel the need to hold that gun to my temple. Why do I slice a blade against my skin and slam my fist to my head? Why do I refuse food? Why do I convulse my body when I am anxious? Why do I have panic attacks regularly? Why do I still live in this never ending depression? Living a life with mental illnesses doesn't feel like living at all, it feels worse than death. 
  • *I definately hacked this comment so you can definately not like this comment, it is definately not a scam and im definately not trying to get you guys like this comment, you can definately trust me, I'm Optimus Prime*
  • I feel SoA in this song.
  • Love them man arms mmmmm.
  • FUCK YOU BIRDSHIT SKINNED CRACKERS
  • Love this interview! Also love how both Kelly and Michael making her feel comfortable enough and almost like they supported her during this interview and Kristen did look comfortable. Love her answers as well. Have to say...what a killer outfit Kristen had! For all the tomboy in her, when she decided to be girly she would go all out girly AND sexy! Never left the sexiness behind! Just look at that short skirt and the heels! She really knows she has sexy, gorgeous legs and what a way to show off! Beautiful skin too! 
  • Why is the color always an issue with all or most African Americans. She she give thank your ,blessing,etc and not bring the fact she is black . So unnecessary if we all trying to build equality
  • 👍
  • I've never thought about not being able to see through water. Cheers for that thought
  • lol i live in israel and most of these "anti israel" comments made me crack up. not offend me. 
  • Clara Amfo tries to get Jack Howard a date with Meghan Trainor during her Official Chart Bite interview.
  • OMG GUYS THIS ACTUALLY WORKS! 1. Hold Your Breath for 5 Minutes 2. Die
  • The guy at 1:05 looks like heskey
  • Yees, I em Rashen.
  • What the fuck is Homeworld, I mean it looks nice but what the fuck is it? 
  • I was really hoping Betty White's tits were going to win.
  • Big news: President Obama just announced a comprehensive plan to protect Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and he’s calling on Congress to preserve it for future generations → http://go.wh.gov/ANWR
  • sorry to say but she doesn't hit the intonation, musicians with trained ears will hear this. I don't know if it is the lack of feeling the song or if it's a physical thing like she has to train her voice more. personally I think it's the last.. but then again who am I to say that if you do audition in England it has to be top notch. can't believe she has stage fear after what she did in L.A. (hope that also has not to do with what I think it can be too..) cause that gives one a bad condition 
  • Viola ~ "Thank you to those who love me just as I am!" ~ Viola, you forgot your fans on that short list.. Your TRUE fans love you exactly as you are! Beautiful actress inside and out, "just the way that God made you!" Many sincere congratulations, and thank you for sharing your acting and your beautiful self with all of us..kisses to your little girl too. No doubt, as beautiful as her Mommy! So proud of you dear lady!! (and it's about time!) Bless you always!
  • 2007 Dallas Mavericks in the making
  • -Do you believe White children deserve a homeland? -Do White children have a right to exist? -Do you believe that tens of MILLIONS of non-Whites flooding into EVERY White country and ONLY into White countries and being force integrated/assimilated into EVERY facet of White society IS genocide? - If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, then you are a RacistNazi. That makes YOU part of the RACE problem.Especially if you are White. Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-White.
  • Klay Thompson is allstar no doubt, but I counted 2 layups and 2 free throws and the rest we're jumpshots in this quarter. They weren't doubling, late contested shots bad D on the part of SAC I just can't give Klay all the credit. GS can space the floor great ball movement and the have that guy named Curry he takes a lot of pressure off Klay offensively I like Klay but if he was in hardens place and vice versa he wouldn't be putting up points like that. Teams would key in on him every night he would face way tougher defenses. He's a good 2 guard but he damn sure isn't the best
  • lol! @ 4:49 the old man sitting next to Kate Mckinnon missed his Que. 
  • O M G MY CHILDHOOD IS THERE AGAIN .. i will buy it .. and post a heart what i never do.... <3 ... ^^ i played this 10-14 years ago??? ..... i loved this game, best graphics on its time and very nice gameplay!
  • Most of the comments on this video are so fucking stupid, sexist and ignorant. Dammit, if you don't like her then stop seeing her damn videos! Stop commenting shit like “nice titts" or other shit like that. This woman deserves your respect. The fact that she took pictures of herself does not make her a bad person. The person who hacked her account and release those pictures is the bad person. But no! Idiots on this website and all over the internet are blaming her for something she didn't do. They are glorifying the criminal and blaming the victim. This world is so fucked up. 
  • Congratulations Viola !!! Well Deserved 
  • Another reddit rap I don't want your retort This foolish ice game is a barbaric sport Hit the down thumb and click on report Jocks like these their moms should abort Not like I, a classy gentlesir Using proper grammer puts you in a mental blur My fellow reddit mods would all say that they concur Sippin dew with dorito dust upon my facial fur League of legends is a sport for real men How good am I a league? You could say that I'm a 10 Clicking skills so hot yo just call me cayenne (A type of pepper for you unenlightened plebs) Dropin lyrical bombs on videos you better call the UN Word to your m'other Redditor out *Roger Fedoraer, Reddit rap battLE champion, Moderator of /r/SikeThatsTheWrongNumber* 
  • Video doesn't work you stupid Russian faggot
  • Added this version to the Best of Folk Playlist from 2000 to 2015. "To Be Alone" is one of my favourites which I promoted last year all over the internet (The Live version) and added to the Best of 2014 and Blues playlists then.
  • they want to remove the only non Jewish Commissioner in major sport no offense to any Jewish people
  • Good news: If you have an army, even a small one, you can visit all of these places. 
  • help me reach 7,290,823,974 subscribers by tomorrow thanks
  • Сижу,смотрю и плачу!!! 30 летний мужик... Спасибо большое ребята, я верил в это чудо...
  • Holy shit. They're not remixing the voiceovers from the masters, though?
  • She was not this screechy in Person of Interest
  • Trust me there's more. This man doesn't do anything for anyone without a catch. Trust me. There's more
  • Ellen and Portia had sex on an airplane! Ellen and Portia had sex on an airplane! Ellen and Portia had sex on an airplane! ELLEN AND PORTIA HAD SEX ON AN AIRPLANE!
  • common you guys, shut up. her nudes might have gotten a rise out of you, but would you stop associating every aspect of her person to them. yes she is a women, but she's fucking human too. so stop looking at women as though they are nothing but whatever they have to offer you sexually. we are all more than that, whether or not we are particularly in touch with our sexual side, we are more than that. she is more than that. you should have realized by now that your judgements reflect on no one but yourself, considering you judge so harshly. but her existence as someone who has a heart and a brain as well as a body, is something that you are just going to have to learn to live with. and your objectification of her is damaging to this society, in perpetuating the idea that women are just not as good as men plain and simple. we are all fucking individuals, her vagina does nothing to deter that truth, and it does nothing to deter her spirit or her mind, so just shut up.
  • Esmee was signed with Justin Timberlake years ago. She had official videos e.t.c. She failed. Why is she auditioning on a show for people who have never done such things?
  • Bonjour. Je voudrais savoir où sont les sous-titres???
  • she is so amazing and funny I can listen to her speech all the time without being bored, and her presence is soooooo powerful and I love her for being real haters gonna hate but they cant bring her down Queen Jlaw rulez
  • OMFG WTF... HELL YES!!! This was the first game on PC I really played. OMFG SO INSANE YES!!!
  • How about we all just work together to take domestic violence out of everything, for women AND men. Equally. Not this garbage. #FeminismMustGo
  • ButtHurt Much? Idiots, Go Pats!
  • Esmee produced a professional and tightly controlled performance, but I wasn't convinced by her delivery of the song. Her voice is good, but it doesn't have a character or tone that makes it stand out. To me Esmee's voice is that of a very good backing singer, strong technically but nothing remarkable about it. She took almost no risks, kept it safe and secured her place. It just left me curiously disengaged.
  • Whoever edited this trailer should be fired.
  • This is so awesome! LMAO! 
  • jack and dean give me life hahaha
  • Jesus came back to earth.
  • Where can I watch the full episodes?
  • I just don't get the appeal of this weirdo --- she is trying too hard to pull off the methed-out waif look and attitude. She could be really hot if she grew out the hair and learned how to speak right. She could give Jennifer Lawrence a run for her money in the "Fuckable Chicks Under 30" contest. But it seems like she'd rather be a freak.
  • I got the "She's all that" reference right away before he explained it. Don't know if that's a good thing
  • I have depression and anxiety and tried taking my life away today... It's hard. My parents know about this and they don't seem to care. They make me feel less human. It hurts. My friends act more adult than my parents, knowing what triggers my anxiety and depression and my parents don't seem to care.
  • Want to hear a joke? "Israel is a country" 😂😂
  • i know 10 facts about you: Fact 1: You are reading this Fact 2: You cant say the letter m without touching your lips Fact 3: You just tried it. Fact 4: Your smiling Fact 6: Your smiling or laughing again Fact 7: You didnt realize I missed fact 5 Fact 8: You just checked it Fact 9: You're laughing again Fact 10: You like this and your going to comment :)
  • Well...I love esmee. I do think she has a unique tone and she has great potential. Her weakness is that she sometimes isn't careful enough with her singing which makes her miss some notes and so her runs lack control. She just needs to know where she's gonna go with each run rather than just blurt them out and hope for the best. The song as well was not a good choice at all. Some alicia keys, or ''hey lady'' are her best ones for sure. But most importantly, nerves can really affect a performance and for good reason, she is very nervous here. Been following her career for like 7 years now, girl can sing. If Will hears what I hear, he will give her a song that really suits her and she'll rock it out like crazy. I hope she goes far. <3
  • Meow. That chick is annoying.
  • Give this guy the gimmick arrowheads and you could have a real life Green Arrow / Hawkeye
  • When I'm sad which is most of the time and sometimes I do stupid things and people always say it's just for attention. People who I try to talk to just don't understand and it's frustrating. I'm sure I'm not the only one who this happens to 
  • Tesla has this car beat hands down and BMW is far behind Tesla on the electric car front. On a side note, Katie Couric looks like skeletor without make up on and that line at the end about twerking should not be in the commercial. Trying to appeal to young crowds with trash like that but really it's just gross and ruins this commercial that much more.
  • I haven't even read the comments but I am pretty sure it's like this: ''F*** Jews'' ''Boycott Israel.'' ''The holocaust never happened.'' '''Israeli nazi's.'' ''Free Palestine.'' 'Zionists control the world.'' Am I right?
  • From the creators of "Der" And 'Tum Ta Tittlay Tum Ta Too', Owen Wilson is...! Da Derp Dee Derp Da Teetley Derpee Derpee Dumb Rated PG-13~
  • Obama is going to destroy a lot of the Alaskan wilderness because he wants to create an oil pipeline (I have forgotten its name) which will stretch from Alaska all the way through to Texas.
  • She's so charming, honest and hilarious! I love everything about this woman! She's the best role model this world can ask for.
  • So freaking amazing to see a remaster of the Homeworld games...I still remember when I was a kid and bought this game, and it was so good for it's time, and it still maintained that "essence" over the years. This is going to be amazing :)
  • Can't hold a candle to Frank Caliendo's Belichick.
  • What is internet anyway? 
  • If she doesn't win it's because of the racist British public... #sorrynotsorry
  • How can W2S have like 3 mil subs when there's only 1 mil people on earth? Fake accounts much?!
  • Another masterpiece <3
  • sorry BMW but Tesla is the only company offering real innovation and a real chance for humanity to stop using oil which does nothing but cause pollution. Tesla is like Apple and Google Mercedes and BMW are like Nokia 
  • I feel.... something ... right now.... I've had the idea to power (or rather propel) a vehicle using wind for the past 10 years now. But I couldn't explain it mathematically, or test it, or anything like that due to my lack of resources (ie being nigh impoverished in the US), lack of network, and lack of confidence... Now I see this.. and they're doing it all wrong lol. The point of powering things by wind is supposed to be freeing, and futuristic. And its supposed to fly. That's right, wind-powered vehicles will be hover-cars. :D
  • I'd think it goes back a lot further than having the ability to see through rain. Imagine a fish (with functioning eyes) that couldn't see underwater.
  • Wow, weird cameo from Zod out of nowhere. How long ago was this film made?
  • I'm practically dying because of Ellen. 😂😂😂😂
  • You guys should do HIMYM
  • #givethehashtagsarestyouwankers 
  • saturday night is watched by stupid people. this is my first and last time watching this show. the show isnt funny and the people who try to act arent good at all. i hope they pulled this whatever they call it off the air.
  • such a wonderful and heartfelt acceptance speech
  • THE COMMENTS DETECTING ASSOCIATION (TCDA) *Warns people the comments contain Christians, Atheists, Muslims, and Feminists. We strongly erg you to flee from the comments immediately. For your protection dial 1-800-FakeComments-2334. 
  • wow! It really takes me for surprise! I wonder how a nice guy with apparently such an adventurous life, full a friends, activities, proyects, travells, a girlfriend I guess a lovely family, economical stability and so much more, could ever be depressed
  • They showed the whole freaking movie in the trailer, and guess what, the movie looks like it sucks. 
  • Что за 89 долбоебов поставили минус
  • I kind of wonder where the live studio audience comes in for these web exclusive clips. I mean do people get tickets and think they're gonna see a full show, then end up getting only a five minute show? Or are all of these prerecorded months and months ago after one of his last episodes.
  • See you in the next winter olympics Russia. From Canada with love.
  • Dude im so sick of these undercover trannys in hollywierd, man straight up. Oitnb is the L word meets prison break show for prison dykes.
  • Music student here.... I hate to break it to you, but there are not 7 musical notes.... Using a standard chromatic scale, at the very least, there are 11 musical notes (although that doesn't factor in enharmonic notes C# being equal to Db, but not within a key signature). Maybe time for a video about pitch?
  • I think Will knew who she was from the start - wasn't fooling anyone. Didn't he try to sign her way back when before JT jumped in? And I knew she'd pick him - she seems all about the business. She sings better than this but public may not warm to her. She couldn't even let Ricky pay her a compliment. Perhaps outwardly too confident but needs to show her vunerability or she'll lose the public vote.
  • Finally! This was one of the best RTS games ever to come out. Unique fun and fantastic game-play. 
  • There are questions I can't ask..
  • The stolen election and electioneering fraud that took place in 2012 and 2008 is something that historians will be writing about for decades 
  • Alright who here is either: -self diagnosed with a mental disorder -diagnosed with a confirmed disorder -find disorders to be something that sets you aside (something good) -doesn't like themselves (physically, mentally, socially, etc.) I know that I was self diagnosed, then diagnosed with schizophrenia, I don't think its a good thing, but I feel people like saying that they have depression sometimes because it makes them more relatable or cool. I'm not sure. ITS NOT EVERYONE, however, and I'm too tired to elaborate. Someone help me explain this lol.
  • One of the greatest and longest lasting acts our national government can do is protect our public lands, national parks, refuges, and preserves. It lasts generations and creates incalculable bounty for our citizenry. Thank you.
  • Knowledge about Physics, Biology and Art... all in one short video :D
  • That was funny! Their enthusiasm was great! I wish it was always like that lol 
  • You can have the actors guild, whites still have the oscars
  • Like if these clowns on here thinking this is serious are a waste of nut. Get real people. You give everyone a bad name. 
  • GSW fans saying Klay better than Harden makes me laugh dumbmotherfuckers #2ndroundexitteam #LAClippers2015champs
  • Not used to looking at her with clothes on.... this is all new to me.
  • it amazes me how many hate mongering trolls actually exist here on Youtube....
  • I think he's got beautiful shoulders
  • This is fake, someone is dubbing over the video. Nice try but you can't fool me
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  • That chick is very obnoxious. 
  • I love how everyone is getting so pissed about Tom mentioning Evolution. It's just very hilarious to see every religious person who takes their holy books too seriously just have a fit over the mention of Evolution.
  • I seen her nude... nothing new but I heard the avengers age of ultron got leaked 8 hours ago lol where can I watch it?
  • Wow so many butthurt Muslims in the comments.
  • I think Mental Health is one of the most important types of health but is also one of the most ignored. I have depression and Social Anxiety and nobody knows expect my internet friends because i only feel comfortable around them & that isnt something im proud of. 
  • well done jack
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  • As I listened to this new song my eyes closed and the music lifted my soul and carried me to another level of consciousness. Very motivating, very spiritual and quite enchanting. Thank you for yet another masterpiece..
  • Cocaine! That was the original formula for coke, Pemberton used cocoa leaves, I live in Atlanta and my aunt, great uncle, and grandma worked at the Factory and told me, they use a substitute now but the original ingredient was cocaine.
  • Mmmmm, ok. So here's the thing. Natives don't really live in ANWR really. Second of all, Prudhoe bay in Alaska has showed us we can drill without harming the environment. They've been drilling for decades and there has been no harm done, even the pipeline hasn't done any harm really. What this all is really is more false promises that Obama is giving out in order to make people feel good. Essentially, the Federal government is screwing Alaska over and is trying to control land they have no issue with whatsoever. If they cared they'd try to make jobs for us, but they don't, so they rely on 'Protecting the wilderness" when really Alaska large majority of Alaska is already protected. SMH oil is the biggest industry here and our Federal government killing it. They should have no interest dealing with other states interest if it's law abiding.
  • Gotta love electric avenue in the background 
  • Excuse me but, Israel isn't a country. And it's will never be.
  • wow michael shannon goes from general zod to a security cop who has a few lines? wtf!?!?
  • This strikes me as political gamesmanship by Obummer. Why would this new Congress designate the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area under the Wilderness Act of 1964 if all previous sessions of Congress have failed to so move? He knows they won't, so he is just trying to create wedge issue as an end in itself. If he really thinks it is truly important to permanently protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from development then he should use the Antiquities Act to designate the area as a national monument. But he won't do that because it wouldn't give him the kind of political football that he wants to bandy about.
  • You can visit my channel, you are surely allowed to visit it! I'm a singer guys! :)
  • They hate us because they anus.
  • Need a laugh? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTRmyXX6ipU
  • Did she come out ?
  • John Oliver come back! We need your comments!
  • Desenganem-se portanto....
  • Most of those are Palestinian snacks not Israeli.
  • No disrespect Tom, I enjoyed your video very much as I do all of them. May I recommend to your viewers a wonderful and in depth look at rainbows among other things, to check out the great Prof Walter Lewin, The Wonder and Beauty of Teaching Physics on youtube Keep up the great work Tom I look forward to videos every day.
  • "NFL 2015" — A Bad Lip Reading of The NFL: http://youtu.be/OTRmyXX6ipU
  • Jack and Dean are idiots
  • Ellen can't join the mile high club because shes a lesbo and lesbos can only sizzer which isn't really sex
  • Might be a great time to get into Homeworld. Never heard of these games before.
  • Without watching I am guessing Chernobyl.
  • Damn yall find this funny? It was painful to hear. And I got a funny bone in my body this was just ............. not funny
  • Gawker writes: "John Oliver is not happy with the casting of Jamie Dornan as 'epitome of male beauty' Christian Grey in the film adaptation of popular Twilight fanfic Fifty Shades of Grey. Specifically, he's hurt that no one even considered him for the role. Note to Universal Pictures: John Oliver is a hot nerd, and he's prepared to do butt stuff in Fifty Shades Darker. He hasn't read the books, but there's definitely butt stuff, right?" Here's a few points from me, John. My tone is serious, which is appropriate because yours usually is. 1. 50 Shades of Grey portrays domestic abuse, not safe/sane/consensual BDSM. Mention 50 Shades to most members of the BDSM community, and observe their rage. As a progressive, sex-positive, feminist man, you don't need to be associated with that bullshit. 2. My late father and my stepmother were/are erotica novelists. Google "Morgana Baron," "Felix Baron," or "Madeline Moore" if you're curious. (Erotica writers use pen names 98% of the time.) Good erotica has a well developed plot, characters, and effective prose- just like good novels in every other genre. Not only do responsible BDSM practitioners despise 50 Shades, so do respectable wordsmiths and readers with standards. 3. I'm usually a domme, John. You're... adorable. How can I say what I want to say? Perhaps I won't. 4. Whatever box office 50 Shades gets, critics are going to bash it, left, right, and centre. I want you to have a respectable film career if that's what you want. Vanity Smurf looks better on your +IMDb​​​ than Christian Grey. Can't get enough of John Oliver? Join us in our G+ fan community where it's all Last Week Tonight/The Bugle/The Daily Show, all the time: https://plus.google.com/communities/101046899216328680869/ +Laurie Clayton​​​ +The Femi-Liberal​​​ +Feministing​​​ +Last Week Tonight with John Oliver​​​ #NotMyChristian #50ShadesofGrey #BDSM #JohnOliver #LastWeekTonight #feminism 
  • Best Actress Ever! Do people actually hate her?
  • Alaskans want to drill and so do I. Screw the environmentalists. We can drill safely but it doesn't matter to those psychos.
  • Yes, yes, yes, I truly hope he can make this happen. All he says is true about this special place.
  • Announces this from his fuel guzzling 747. Ironic?
  • You tried, and you failed.
  • They are so old! Enough already! Get off the stage. It's way past time for the next generation. The consumers who would buy this car are in their 20s and 30s and have absolutely no idea who these two AARP members are. Be relevant!
  • Someone call the cops, Tatiana Maslany was just robbed by a black chick!
  • shes still a little awkward but not as much as she was, i guess shes been working on it so it has payed off. great job kristen we love u
  • CYKA BLYAT
  • Only obama would speak against oil drilling while flying in a giant fucking plane....
  • Okay, this should cover me for the next 1000 years... 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  • Sorry for saying this, but I never knew how amazingly annoying she is! Can't believe that I've liked her acting. And then people say Anne Hathaway or Gwyneth Paltrow are annoying and they couldn't be more lovely!
  • I was so shocked to see her speak so rudely to Ricky... Now I understand why she didn't achieve success... lack of modesty....
  • wasn't that the dude that tried to high five a blind guy
  • So Johnny doesn't regret his "Winona Forever" tattoo? Doubtful.
  • God,it must fucking suck to be russian 
  • A most awful video, illegal to be breaking of the copyright, most unfunny and also with the bad synching! My videos are being way better than this trash!
  • ASIA FOR THE ASIANS, AFRICA FOR THE AFRICANS, WHITE COUNTRIES FOR EVERYBODY! “Diversity” is a code for “Fewer White People.” “Diversity is our greatest strength” is a code for —”White People is our Greatest Weakness.”— White liberal supporters of “multiculturalism” amount to nothing more than opportunist parasites riding on the back of a social fungus attacking the body politic. They support White geNOcide. Anti-racist is a codeword for Anti-White.
  • Klay Thompson=most improved player of the year!
  • Be reasonable. Protect the 92% of the Refuge that is already off limits to any development and create jobs and hope for a future for thousands of local Alaskans and Americans with careful development of the oil and gas resources in the one location inside ANWR. The bears and caribou cross mountain ranges every year, they are not going to faint and pass out or have a heart attack at the sight of one small pipeline. Policies like this are why the unemployment rate for youth 18-24 is over 20% and getting worse. No hope and no change from policies of rich environmentalists who were just paid off by the President for their political support and who do not need jobs. 
  • Am I the only one who just simply loves everything about Jennifer Lawrence?
  • Task Force Is Here... Ryan Seacrest Is There... Thank You BasedGod
  • What is this "Homeward" you speak of?
  • So we got a winner for worst trailer of the year. Doubt anything can beat it
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  • Cant wait for her next part.She is so talented
  • Remember life before the internet? Neither do we. #BMWi3 #HelloFuture
  • Hey Everyone want a trivia question, what number is missing? 0,1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 193, 194, 195, 196, 197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 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  • You're so incredibly talented. I remember getting permission to use one of your songs in a video before you took off in America...I was visualising your music reaching millions and I couldn't be happier for you now that it has! Love, from a massive Dub fan!
  • Just for all the fucking idiots. Esmee has just enough rights as anyone else to be on this show! She was kinda famous once but she didn't really succeed, she's allowed another shot. The voice is open to everyone and just because she's "more experienced" doesn't mean she shouldn't be allowed. If she wasn't allowed on then the producers would not have let her audition. Everyone deserves a second chance! Shut up crying about how it's "not fair."
  • How long did the special effects take you this time, Tom? Were you cursing everyone who'd walked through the shot? :)
  • If he's not chained to that desk on the first episode, he's going to have some VERY dissapointed fan mail
  • A speech on diversity, on our way to the whitest Oscars since 1998.
  • Man... this is nothing. I could do this with 1 hand tied behind my back. I would dunk on Clay Thompson SO HARD... then all the black /and/ the white fans would rush out onto the court and start schmoney dancing...
  • Fuck you! for peddling trash Seacrest. 
  • That twerk line was just painful :|
  • Taraji is so annoying!, im glad ive never seen her before
  • BMW i3 – "Newfangled Idea": http://youtu.be/U1jwWwJ-Mxc #superbowl commercial
  • Honestly who cares. I hope both the Seahawks and the Patriots lose at the same time. 
  • As a European, born Christian and living in Israel for over 8 years now, I must say y'all Israel haters have absolutely no idea what are you talking about. Israelis are more united and more kind-hearted than any of you haters. Soon Europe will understand with what kind of people Israel had to deal all these years. There are already no-go zones in UK and Belgium already asked for Israel's help :) Wake up before it'll be too late. Good luck!
  • omfg, what if you guys were terrorist and have suicide vest under the big jacket... HOLY SHIEEEEEET or even worse, backpacks with bombs in it. You can just go in and do your thing...
  • Am I missing something because last time I looked on a map I saw Israel? Why are people saying it's not a country?
  • What's the mile high club???
  • Hey, I'm from Israel and I want to tell you how you feel when you live in Israel in time like that. first, the alarms. I got 1 minute to run to safe place. You need to do this and if you can't, put hands on the head while knowing that any second a rocket can fall on you. Half of our country live in fear and stay alot of time in the home. There are people who got only 15 seconds to run to safe place. so, we need to fight back. We have to fight back. We can't just sit and wait to the time that someone will die. Gaza? They live just because us. We give them electricity, water, and alot of other things. We live them alone- they will die. The people we want to hit- those who send the rockets. But, what they do? They hide in houses- they use a people who don't care from us, and normal people- who just want to go to work or school every day, as protect. They hide deep inside the ground, while people die above there head. So I hope you understand how is it like to live in Israel. #freeisrael 
  • She's my favorite actress and i wish to meet her once Her voice is really relaxing and calming
  • Don't let me catch you wearing a hood at night. You already know what will happen.
  • If you are a beautiful dark skinned women and you want to be an actor go for it. Don't let no one discourage you because life is to short for that. I would love to see more dark skinned beauty on television ;)
  • >:C Improve the voice acting and the music!
  • Is that RBFLY at :31 into this new Superbowl Ad? If so, funny she's wearing blue.
  • There's a say in spanish "Caras vemos, corazones no sabemos" which can be traslated directly to: "We can see the faces, but we don't know the hearts" I believe this applies to mental health because we usually see someone and inmediately think "oh! he/she has a perfect life why would they have depression?" or "You have nothing to be depressed of" or even "you're young and have no problems!" Let's remember that right in this moment life has become more hectic and so fast paced, society demands more from the individual and I think this has increased the amount of people that suffer from depression, anxiety and other disorders. It's really sad :S 
  • I want to see a drama with Taraji P. Henson and Ryan Gosling. (yes Gosling, not Seacrest) Ryan would be her boyfriend who's been in prison for the last 8 years and when he gets back home he finds it hard to stay away from the drug dealing game. On that note, 4:32
  • Wow, a lot of violence against men. 
  • So all of a sudden this guy is the best sg in the league.... Really.... Are you people serious don't get me wrong this nigga can ball but calling him the best sg is ridiculous 
  • so this is totally how +Leah Ragon is going to be fighting now definitely
  • Even though this is the least interesting / relevant / funny topic John has ever undertaken, it was still funny. John could read the Yellow Pages and have me rolling on the floor (in laughter, in case that wasn't clear).
  • HA!
  • This is natural selection at it's finest. If you are depressed and are having thoughts of suicide, fucking kill yourself. I promise you that your life is not that bad and someone else has it way worse yet they aren't depressed. Especially you whiny little fucking teenagers that cut or contemplate suicide for literally no reason. You easily have the opportunity to live a normal life, unless you are a fucking starving child in africa or a citizen of North Korea or pretty much any other dictatorship. If you are a teenager in America, I promise you that you have nothing in your life to be depressed about. Sure we all feel very sad about dead loved ones and other tragedies but those are just normal emotions we all experience. But to want to fucking kill yourself, thats a cowards way out and not to mention selfish. You have to learn to face your problems rather than let them over shadow you. I don't say these things to be cruel but rather to show you people how spoiled most of us are. My parents were piss poor, got a job at 13 years old, gave them all my money went to school, dad occasionally beat me and even used MY money to buy alcohol. I was robbed of a childhood and never once was able to make friends let alone hangout with them. Did I hate it? Yes, but I didn't want to kill myself. You fucking pussies now a days wanna cut and are depressed because your parents don't get you, your boyfriend broke up with you, etc. Get real. Depression is a mindset that can be changed. If you are living in a developed country and are depressed, then suicide should be your only option
  • *Lars Andersen taking Archery to the next level*
  • HOW DOES ONE SCORE 37 POINTS IN A SINGLE QUARTER????
  • White, latino and Asian ppl never judge dark skinned women on television it's more of the black man they are the haters. They perfer seeing light skinned women on television rather than dark skinned women trust me!!! They evil.
  • Thank you President Obama, our Wilderness - and in general our Environment, requires a great deal of care and attention - and most certainly Protection! 
  • Number 1). It's just a *"wealth & power segregation club"* is all. There's nothing in that place that's anymore special than what's in most VIP private clubs around the world. That's good they've got a place to go where people won't hound them to death but I could give two fucks about it's existence or the people who attend. Number 2). Area 51??? Project 51??? Aliens & UFO's??? Number 3). I stopped this video because I couldn't take anymore bullshit timed after 2:18. YouTube's paid community is getting VERY desperate to entertain us. 
  • How about you guys just make Homeworld 3?
  • Coca cola's secret recipe 1) Really carbonated water 2) Artificial cola flavour 3) Sweetened food colouring 4) Sugar 5) More sugar 6) Dump all of that white shit in (It's sugar not cocaine)
  • damn thats great exectution
  • what does it mean when it says ad in the title does it just indicates that its a sponsored video or it is something else
  • penalty shot?!
  • Most of my life ive been depressed and tried talking to people about it but that made it even worse cause they ended up running away or call me names and maybe this video will help people understand we're just like them just need people to talk to without judgment cause 99% of my family has a certain brain disorder but mostly depression, skitzophrania and bipolar and it helps when people understand. Do you know how to prevent depression from taking over your life?
  • Lars is unquestionably awesome at distance and "melee" archery. However, since you put a historical and practical, battle-based spin on the usefulness archery, my query to you is as follows: What happens after an archer, holding arrows in draw hand or whatever technique per your description, dispatches all his arrows into his enemies in an intense, Braveheart-style battle? Hell, let's even say he gets every one of his arrows to hit its mark and inflict an enemy fatality. In short (and yes, I'm being longwinded here b/c of drink in case you were wondering) what happens when the archer runs out of arrows after shooting them all at melee range into his enemies? Does he tuck-tail and run back to camp to refill his arrows? Hmm? (said Wesley-from-Princess-Bride style) .. okay, you will say his has some sword he whips out.. surely he's devoted his skill to archery, and so even at this point if he battles with a sword (remember, he is at melee range) does he stand a chance against those medieval rascal enemies (those not fallen by his arrows) who have devoted their time and skill to swordplay, hmmmm? (again, Wesley style) 
  • Legolas irl.
  • What I dont understand is why would someone spend so much time perfectioning a technic so difficult when you can get a gun that goes 4 times further,4 times faster, and is much more easy to be accurate with?
  • *LEBRON THE K.L.A.Y. !!!* LeBron is so good, he is Klay Thompson's teacher! LeBron showed Klay Thompson how to dribble, shoot and flop! He also gave Klay a sample injection of his best HGH syringe because he's a bro! LeBron makes the NBA better every day! GO LEBRON! GOD BLESS AMERICA! FUCK EVERYONE! OOH RAAAH! #LEBRON_DICKRIDING_ASSOCIATION_2015 
  • I purposely want her to win every award she is nominated for just so I can listen to her powerful speeches!!
  • The patriots and Tom Brady karma is bitch and his name is kam chancellor
  • It should be noted that everyone gets depressed, but not everyone is clinically depressed. Clinical depression (or major depressive disorder) is a debilitating mental disorder that persists for a long time. 
  • Never have I ever understood how a critical thinking, hard working member of society can find shit like this entertaining. Gwyneth Paltrow is a babe though. \m/
  • This video does get one major historical fact wrong, the decline of archery didnt start with gunpowder, it started with the crossbow. A proficient archer needed a lifetime of training to master his bow to a combat level, the invention of the crossbow and the shouldered buttstock allowed a brand new recruit to be trained to a reasonable level within a week. Even though a crossbowman could never fire as fast as a master archer, that didnt really matter when you could train thousands of them within a very short time. The musket was just basically a crossbow with a metal barrel and sealed the fate of archery in warfare.
  • KHL all star shootout : http://youtu.be/uqtSJgAdfmA
  • Sure and everyone else who commits domestic violence must lose their jobs and then blame their boss if they don't! They are paid to play a game. Not be to be worshiped. 
  • I played HW, Cataclysm and HW2 several times. What a game! Just yesterday i was thinking why they never reboot the franchise and voila! finally. Not a new game yet but this can be the first step to DLCs and maybe a new story. More hours of space inmersion not good but awesome.
  • *••● MY LIKE BUTTON IS GLITCHED, IF YOU CLICK LIKE, YOU'LL GET 1 MIL COINS INSTANTLY ●••*
  • lol imogen poots feels like im watching honest trailers
  • I started playing HW2 in 2014, and now they're releasing the Remastered version. I MUST SAY, The Graphic upgrade they've made, IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.
  • Ellen, Target no longer exists in Canada. You need a new sponsor now lol
  • According to the comments I'm: a killer, a psychopath, a brainwasher, a cannibal, a blood drinker, living in an unclaimed territory and a racist. Chil out people this is only a video about food, no need to turn this into a political blood bath.
  • Yay Uzo! I really wish I didn't have Trypophobia right now though cos that dress is reeeally triggering i'm legit gonna cry
  • METRO 2!!!!! That's so AWESOME that you mentioned that. Metro 2 plays a huge roll in one of my favorite video games, and my favorite book EVER!!!!! ' METRO 2033!!!!
  • Gotta love being a man. Owen Wilson can get as old as he wants and still be the romantic lead yet Jennifer Aniston loses that same role to Imogen Poots that she would have gotten 15 years ago. 
  • Worst trailer EVER made. How did this even make the popular page? I have no idea what its about and it shows the whole movie. The only thing I got out of it was that the girl is a hooker and she is an actor whos going to play a hooker.
  • Paused the video immediately. You can't blame me. I was concerned for my own safety; my eyes are only capable of bearing so much *nigger* at once. Which is zero. Because *niggers* are ugly as shit. 
  • Nooooo, why would Jennifer do that to her hairs?
  • I have read the trilogy of 50 Shades of Grey and, no, I'm not a middle aged mom or a sexualy frustrated teenager. I only read it because I was curious. What made 50 Shades of Grey famous is the internet, there's nothing special about the book because there are dozens of adult fiction books which are a dozen times shocking and masterfully written. The more people talk about it, the more it gets a credit that doesn't deserve. The "Greyssessed" cult will be offended Im quite sure, but seriously, try to pick a book other than 50 Shades of Grey and compare, that's not the greatest book you'll ever read. 
  • I don't know if I believe in angels Hozier, but I believe in you and your music, and that's close enough. 
  • raga iscrivetevi al nostro canale non ve ne pentirete.. Guardate i video commentate mettete un like grazie a tutti ps:ricambio
  • I agree with the hashtag and the overall message, but what exactly is so powerful about this ad?
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  • I would expect much more from trained singer. She didnt stand out as a singer at all. Unprofessionals like that hairdresser or that bricklayer were much better.
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  • shouldnt be on the show. she has already been a recording artist
  • Of course the female has sexted, females are whores, its in their DNA 
  • Only sheeple watch this crap.
  • Thumbs up if you're Jewish watching this and find it hilarious ;)
  • Israel isn't a country, they are killing kids, blah blah blah So many fucking brainwashed pepole that prob never visited Israel and Palestine.
  • Why should I pay 15 bucks for a porno if I got Google to help me find millions of others for free? 50 Shades of Gray is the most overrated thing since the Twilight saga. If this movie makes more money than Age of Ultron, it will be one of the worst thing that will ever happen cinematic history. 
  • It's so good to see Esmee getting another chance!!! This wasn't the best I've heard her sing and wasn't the best song choice, but I'm so excited to see where she goes on the show! Will.i.am should recognize her since Justin Timberlake used to have her on his label. :)
  • People are truly stupid. You want to complain about a plane that ALL presidents have to use? Secondly, why does promoting less drilling of oil and alternative fuels and energy in its place automatically mean you cannot use oil at all? That is the dumbest fucking argument I have ever heard. Thirdly, I wonder how many of you would be bitching your asses off if Obama had gotten all of us to pay for an ALL ELECTRIC AIR FORCE ONE? I think you guys would be at the white house with burning crosses asking for impeachment. Obama is damned if he does, damned if he doesn't with most of you disgusting republicans.
  • pfft I can do that in 2K all day.
  • Ur a great person Jack! :) always remember that!! 
  • I want that MILF to twerk all over my face.
  • Если бы он на развороте еще горло ему коньком перерезал вообще круто бы было. Зла вратарю не желаю, это шутки все.
  • I think every baby is cute, am I the only one? How cannot a baby be cute? :)
  • Wow look two liberal gay flamboyant homosexual men and two feminazis. What are the odds? Time to move to Costa Rica or Switzerland. They have more freedoms then the fake USA.
  • Самый крутой буллит за все время матчей Звезд!!!! Молодец Никита!!!
  • http://youtu.be/NXjI3DgyOqM 萬艦齊發重製版 2/25 上架!
  • he only made all those shots because the nba is rigged. the warriors are so overrated. the nba is all over the warrios nuts when my cavs are on a tear right now just murdering teams. but it's whatever because the cavs are gonna win the whole thing anyway. #CavsNation #LebronMVP WARRIORS = FIRST ROUND EXIT 
  • I heard that, Ryan Seacrest ate Ricky Martin's ass out clean and, Criss Angel got all pissy & sassy about it and slapped, Ryan across his face. That's just what I heard. 
  • Looking forward to experiencing Homeworld for the first time. I expect lots of comments about being a noob, I can handle truth.
  • בונא התגובות פה זה משהו מפחיד 
  • *A real-life Green Arrow of sorts debunks Hollywood myths about archers, studies ancient manuscripts about how archers really trained and shot, and then performs feats that would seem humanly impossible except for a superhero comic book character.*
  • I don't even know who the guy on the left is lol.
  • +Tom Scott You should realy do some more linguistic specials, sir! Especialy on word usage vs word meaning, general shoddiness of translation and human language in general. These people seriously don't know what a scientific theory or hypothesis is, so you might as well try talk to a cow...
  • I don't wanna be "that guy" but if it's that easy to get into something where's there's big buildings around, lots of celebrities and people, they could just blow that up and kill everyone 
  • Hahaha funny girl, she could easily be a comedian .. She is hilariously honest!
  • I haven't seen a SNL skit that funny in a while..Well done.
  • Around a year ago, I suffered from Depression. I´m still not all over it, but I´m currently taking a break of "Life" by moving to Australia just to give my Mind a break and fully recover from the Depression. My Depression came right after I finished school and it came absolutely unexpected! I just finished school and had THE time of my life. Meeting friends, enjoy Life! But My brain was acting really strange and I found myself crying, and thinking really bad things and I was a really unhappy and sad person for no reason! At this time, I never met anybody and just stayed in bed all day. I think Mental Illness is probably one of the worst things you could experience-especially around a young age like 18, where Life should be fun and adventurous- My advice for everybody out there who also suffered with depression: Go and talk to someone you trust and love! And go to a therapist and they really want to help you! It might take you a while but it helps, and it never just goes away by itself. And it´s not just about the illness... Depression can end in Death.. Dom´t let it come so far! 
  • the reason he scored that much point is because he face a weak ass team with a weak ass def
  • Legolas irl.
  • Whiteside Better get a video NBA!
  • only 1 comment? lol 
  • wow she is really energetic... where is the girl from? is she an actress?
  • OMG I LOVE HER !!!! So glad to see her win !!!
  • Sports Illustrated Will Run Edgy Domestic Violence Ad Ahead Of Super Bowl After initially rejecting an edgy advertisement about domestic violence in the National Football League, Sports Illustrated magazine has decided to run the ad on its website Thursday, just a few days before the Super Bowl. The ad, created by the progressive advocacy group Ultraviolet, includes a dramatic video of a uniformed football player tackling a woman without a helmet. The video notes that 55 domestic abuse cases in the NFL have gone unanswered under the leadership of league commissioner Roger Goodell, and it ends with the hashtag "#GOODELLMUSTGO." Ultraviolet's five-figure online ad campaign also includes banner ads with the same domestic violence statistic and hashtag. Sports Illustrated initially rejected the ad, telling Ultraviolet this week that the editorial team made the decision to not run it based on its messaging. After The Huffington Post reached out to Sports Illustrated on Friday to inquire about that decision, a spokesman said the magazine had mistakenly rejected the ads and will now be running them on Thursday, ahead of the Super Bowl. "While this specific campaign had two components -- banner and flash -- only the banner ad was reviewed due to a minor technical glitch," said spokesman Scott Novak. "The banner ad we felt could be mistaken for our editorial stance. If there is going to be an opinion on the matter we prefer to let our writers and editors take ownership of those opinions." Sports Illustrated's editorial staff has extensively covered the issue of domestic violence in the NFL. The issue gained national attention last year after Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocked his then-fiancee unconscious in an elevator and was suspended for only two games. Novak said Sports Illustrated's editorial team is now fine with the content of the ad campaign, after seeing the video. "Our thanks is to the person who raised the issue whereupon we discovered the misunderstanding," he said. "With the full context of both components, we approved it and worked with the client to get it scheduled." Nita Chaudhary, the founder of Ultraviolet, applauded the magazine's decision. "We are thrilled that public scrutiny has persuaded Sports Illustrated to reverse their decision on our ads addressing the NFL's domestic violence problem," Chaudhary said. "The issue is and always has been that an astonishing 55 cases of domestic violence have gone unanswered under Commissioner Roger Goodell’s tenure at the NFL. Going into Super Bowl Sunday, we cannot allow the issue of domestic violence to be swept under the rug." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0s2-WL4mqY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/25/sports-illustrated-domest_n_6541960.html 
  • Wow - anyone take a bow out on their camping trips? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEG-ly9tQGk
  • 1:56 It's okay, you can still be the epitome of male parrot beauty. :)
  • Why the fuck is this a thing? I totally agree that domestic violence should stop but why are you assholes targeting the nfl? One fucking case and you dumb feminists lose your shit. It is that persons personal life and what he does should not be our business but rather for the US judicial system. Domestic violence will always exist. This ad will not just change everyones mind and start a revolution. 
  • All those ones who doesn't live in Israel, who doesn't know how it feels to be attacked by Hamas, who doesn't afraid to just walk on a street because suddenly someone stabs you in your chest and you are dying. all those one who see in TV that we are the bad guys, you are wrong, you judging us without knowing what is going on here. so please, read in wikipedia or in somewhere else about our history and if you didn't change your mind, WRITE YOUR POLITICAL COMMENTS IN THE RIGHT PLACE. I'm sorry if there is any mistakes in my comment. 
  • FAKE. That is NOT an oscar award!. If you look closely, you can see that the award is actually a blue color and NOT a gold Oscar!! Fake and gay video. But nice try.
  • So she got discovered on youtube... got signed by JT... did an album (never heard of her btw)... & now she's on "The Voice" trying her luck again... hmm... my god the music business is so fickle... what happened to her contacts or HIS contacts... wtf...
  • Bad Lip Reading on you tube. Really funny stuff! >3<
  • Can you explain what internet is? Can Katie Couric twerk? For more enlightened discussions come and join us on Reddit™ (aka The Front Page of the Internet) Mix Master Travis P. 3x gilded moderator and ambassador of reddit
  • This is an amazing commercial. Good job.
  • Johnny, I love your work but you still look like a parrot. http://th02.deviantart.net/fs70/200H/i/2014/248/5/5/john_oliver_as_a_parrot_by_castleaether-d7y1dtb.jpg 
  • People say that he is the Irish Jesus so the saviour has come Like the Jews predicted 
  • All these comments are just to get likes like if you agree
  • To all the people saying Taraji is annoying: you must be fun at parties.
  • The KHL is a pretty awesome league, always enjoy watching the highlights. I hope it get it's finances straightened out and continues on. Cheers from Kanada!!!
  • Help me reach 100,000,000 subs by tomorrow thx 
  • I hope to see her in more comedic and dramatic roles in future movies. She seem to really have what it takes to play both. I personally think she and Yael Stone (Lorna Morello) carried that show.
  • This was perfect. -A,x
  • Not to take anything away from the practice this guy has put into his circus archery, but he is cherry picking his data with regard to the prevalence of certain archery techniques. For example, he makes the implied argument that use of the thumb ring/arrow on right side of bow was the historical norm in Europe AND Asia: there is PLENTY of evidence of people shooting the conventional way from ancient times all the way up until now. Continuously, and in major world events. You can't rely on just a few pictures where the artist may have misdrawn something, or not known his subject matter very well. Look up Froissart and the maciejowski bible. Also, you can load the bow with the Mediterranean grip and on the left side of the bow just as fast has he does with the thumb ring/Asiatic method. He just chooses to do it awkwardly and badly so as to support his own argument. The right/quickest way is to just insert the arrow in between the string and bow instead of slamming it into the side. If you look at how people historically carried arrows (through the belt), this becomes a very natural and fast movement to do in rapid succession. Take this video with a heavy grain of salt. 
  • Informative video as always.
  • Oh my god, I love her :) 
  • HAHAHAHA THE SAME SHIT AS TWILIGHT. It is about internet propaganda that it was spreaded all over the world. And of course, those teenagers who does not have her first period....lol. Anyway, This kind of movies are really profitable. John Oliver you are such a badass hahaha 
  • How can the formula for coco cola be a secret, when the ingredients list is on every bottle? There are only so many ways to combine the ingredients
  • Her skin is GORGEOUS! Black women are amazing! 
  • Omg these comments are so comforting. Thank you! I wish more YouTube comments were so uplifting and nice and people more peaceful. Except that Nathan guy. He can go rot in hell (sorry) he's everywhere hating on every race. I just don't understand what's wrong with him. 
  • people with great thoughts or rather positive thoughts on youtube are the least noticed, while a butt pinching prank gets A LOT of attention.
  • I'm loving all these "mohammad abdulah snackbar" assholes saying Israel isn't a country. If israel isnt a country then allah isn't a god and muhammad wasn't a prophet.
  • As somebody that know what depression feels like, or suicide self harm things feels like, - I totally agree that we as a community and society need to talk about those stuff. We got so much to say, so much to learn and so much to gain from sharing. Well done for the video. Really supporting you Jack :)
  • Filmed in the largest private jet in the world with a fuel capacity of 53,611 gallons. FUcking hypocrite. Not to mention fracking is currently the reason why as prices are so low. Saudi Arabia is 2nd now and OPEC is forced to lower prices to compete with our production. ANd no, it's perfectly safe, the deer and the elks will live. Pipelines are much safer than oil tankers.
  • I would have thought all of them but we can't see the ones that we can't see, Also, there are only hues, no tones or shades.
  • The next Webisode he posts should be a skeleton chained to a chair
  • Love her on empire fav new show
  • I really like Jennifer Lawrence, she's a great actor, very pretty, nice personality, seems rather smart. Though there is a part of her that rubs me the wrong way. She is rather fake. Granted, she makes her living off being fake, but I hate having the feeling of being tricked. For instance, Jennifer Lawrence loves to pretend she has a social anxiety. For Christ's sake, give me a break. Look at how comfortable she is on that stage. It may have been the cocaine talking, (see the give away at 0:40 , only people on blow do that maneuver ) or the fact that a great writer wrote all of the brilliant lines she was saying up there, either way... this girl has no social anxiety.
  • Will the remaster include any new content or is it a straight up remaster ?
  • I honestly don't know why this is being made into a movie. Couldn't we just have the porno instead, and be done with it? XD
  • I have depression and anorexia and I spent 3 and a half months total in hospital last summer/autumn (busted myself out mwuaha :P) but I still find it incredibly difficult to talk about it with my family as they just don't understand or get it. I feel ashamed of my body and of the scars lining my arms and I know there are plenty others like me out there, and that is not ok! More people should be aware and acknowledge mental illness rather than brushing it under the carpet and making fun of it. Love you Jack <3
  • Holy crap, these comments are awful, what is wrong with people
  • Ahahahahahhaahahahah! Brilliant! 
  • Maybe this will teach John Oliver to not take such long breaks. Seriously, don't be lazy, work at least 10 months outta the year :|
  • 90% of the comments people make on youtube are all attempts at trying to shoot down what's in the video. Literally every video I watch there is someone saying something like "Oh but that isn't right, this is nothing like it was back then.." and "Check the research this is wrong" or some shit. This video is awesome. Who has time for technicalities? Enjoy it for what it is.
  • Since its night shouldn't be called moonbow? And thanks for the video
  • *Im finally here lol:)*
  • Is it just me or doesn't it seem like common fucking sense to hold the arrow on the right side instead of the left? Who the fuck came up with holding the shit on the fucking left side when you're drawing with the right hand?! Anyways... mad respect to this guy.
  • You got some balls
  • Like this comment if you like John Oliver :) <3
  • The first person to bring religion into this, I'm slitting your throat.
  • I didn't bother watching the video, but I will simply say that American "football" is quite possibly the biggest joke to ever grace sports in all of history. It's one thing that you can only watch a few seconds before a 5 minute commercial break, but I'd like to place emphasis on the ever so hilarious irony in that a country of overly religious *homophobes* somehow finds a way to enjoy watching big, fat, sweaty men ram their bodies in to each other. Utter twats. 
  • I hate when my mother slams my face on the keybosjfzdjdueuehdiejridjebdoebdidjejdidbdifkfjfifbdidjsodjfosbfSjfjsod Fuck me
  • I can't be the only person getting mad at Imogen Poots accent... is it boston? is it brooklyn? why does it sound so off?
  • DEATH TO ALL FUCKING, INFERIOR AND DISGUSTING MUSLIM RATS!!!!
  • But can he do it in a cold night in Stoke?
  • I remember from Cosmos, the eye as it exists is optimized for seeing in water, there's no need for focusing our lenses at all in that environment, but after our ancestors moved to live in air our eyes had to readapt and no land animal has vision quite as good as a fish.
  • I sincerely hope they only updated the graphics engine and the textures and left the rest be. With the failures of DNF and Aliens:CM fresh in memory, my faith in this developer is near the bottom.
  • I finally feel like I'm not alone anymore. I'm so glad that jack said something about this because I have anxiety, bipolar disorder, and I've been cutting myself a lot lately. Now I know I'm not alone anymore. GO TEAM INTERNET!
  • Jack and Dean. Always making me laugh!
  • Imagine you couldn't see through rain? wouldn't it make more sense to go further back (evolutionary), and say "Imagine you are a fish, that can see at all, because you are surrounded by water!"
  • To be alone is just a fantastic song you have really out done yourself. On most songs you know within the first minute if it is for you or not. The guitar grabs you and drags u you closer so that you want to hear the lyrics. I can't wait to hear more thanks for sharing your music with us.
  • We are an emerging music collective coming from Atlanta. We have intentions on changing the game and putting a little twist out there in the music industry cuz nowadays everyone sound the same and people are selling there souls . Like this post and check us out if u with us ! . 
  • Is anything more unpleasant to watch than someone not call out the name of a very popular song after repeatedly saying "All" and "Base" and not get it right? What the hell other songs could be on that short list of popular songs with those words in the title?
  • PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do the Eurovision Song Contest. 180 million viewers worldwide annually and it's the weirdest show on television anyway. 
  • Johnny Depp forgot about his Winona tattoo lol He got rid of it XD
  • Nederland! Ik ben Schot en ik leer het nederlands! Zij is de beste! Als zij zegt " I am originally from Holland" Ik was echt blij!
  • I'm willing to bet quite a few people will watch this thinking "I know the answer to that", and then be surprised when it goes off in a bit of an unexpected direction...
  • This was actuallyreally funny ^^ way to go, but seriously how easy is it to sneak on such a premier
  • Amazing feats, performed with all the grace and style of a kid playing "swords" with a wrapping-paper tube. http://youtu.be/BEG-ly9tQGk
  • Minor note, besides UV film, there are people out there who play with UV digital photography. Get the right lens and some DSLRs (after having their hot mirrors removed, or better yet, their CFAs) are almost as sensitive as UV film.
  • Hahahaha he bumped Hus head on the coat rack! Did you guys see that??!?!?! That's good comedy! Can't wait to see this fantastic movie! Mostly because of the part where he bumps his head! SO FUNNY!
  • Hopefully she will win The Voice. Glad to see her again. She is the best and great control of her Voice.
  • When you guys see cars, can you imagine some kind of face on the front of it too, or is it just me? When I see this BMW I can see a ninja turtle. I know. I'm weird.
  • She's getting paid...and the World knows her...you trolling racist bigids our broke as hell living paycheck to paycheck if that even...and posting youtube comments that she will never see, you are not hurting anyone just letting people know here on youtube that you are a racist piece of shit...get on her level...broke bastards in a basket.
  • id toally smash that bruh, she looks like the type of girl that would go wild in bed
  • SNL take on Patriots Press Conference. I miss watching SNL on regular bases... #nfl #deflategate #snl
  • Hollywood has reached such a low point. No creativity at all.
  • 丹麦大叔Lars Anderson的箭术简直出神入化、登峰造极,比那些专业的箭术选手强多了 Lars Andersen: a new level of archery
  • I bet Area 51... IS SCP CONTAINMENT BREACH!!!
  • Nice video,like it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GqQ9KrmW1o AEOLUS invests heavily in tyre technology and has a state-of-the-art technology centre as well as four research and development institutes for elastomers and tyres. This investment enables us to provide tyres with cutting-edge technology to millions of customers around the world. The 4SEASONACE has an impressive and extremely homogenous overall technology which makes it possible to benefit from optimal performance during all four seasons of the year in central European weather conditions. It meets all current standards and bears the snowflake symbol. http://www.aeolustireamerica.com/products/
  • We have a release date +Jonathan Markum. February 25th, 2015. 
  • Wait, Newton believed Dog created the earth?
  • Taraji P is awesome lmao... All of you who are calling her annoying, are a bunch of idiots. She is suppose to act like this, for the audience. You want her to act like Tariq, with his awkward ass? She is the reason this video is entertaining. Should of taken over the show for real lmao.
  • Wow: Check this out. (it's less than a minute) https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1421914688&feature=player_embedded&x-yt-cl=84503534&v=uqtSJgAdfmA 
  • Matthew santoro is not only a racist but a sexiest.
  • This video is lucky that the popular section plays one video after another or else I'd never watch a video of a home wrecking whore like her.
  • wow what a goal!
  • What happened to esmee is really quite sad. I remember watching all her youtube videos, she was defo the most popular singing youtuber back in the day, more so than even justin bieber. I can't believe she went from that to working in a random shop in London when Bieber is a multimillionaire...oh life is weird lol. 
  • I eat BMW's and shit Honda's
  • 3. 1415926535 8979323846 2643383279 5028841971 6939937510 5820974944 5923078164 0628620899 8628034825 3421170679 8214808651 3282306647 0938446095 5058223172 5359408128 4811174502 8410270193 8521105559 6446229489 5493038196 4428810975 6659334461 2847564823 3786783165 2712019091 4564856692 3460348610 4543266482 1339360726 0249141273 7245870066 0631558817 4881520920 9628292540 9171536436 7892590360 0113305305 4882046652 1384146951 9415116094 3305727036 5759591953 0921861173 8193261179 3105118548 0744623799 6274956735 1885752724 8912279381 8301194912 Is pi.
  • That song at the end... That just barely started playing.. What is it?
  • Very good thing, but why the fuck did he not do this while democrats had control of the senate?!
  • Imogen Poots, interesting name.
  • She looks like a hippo. Good actress though.
  • "Lets make a domestic violence add of a football player tackling a woman and not even have the guy tackle." That was a like jumping bear hug. 
  • I learned something from this. So Archers are somewhat more powerful than I expected
  • Evolution is not proven.
  • I thought that republicans were ridiculous and insane, but the fact that so many citizens still support them is bewildering. Anyone who would oppose this plan is either has financial incentive from mining giants (every republican) or someone who opposes Obama on anything he tries to do whether it's good or not.
  • I don't get how she's annoying, isn't that how charades is played, was she supposed to be reserved and not be competitive?
  • I wanna see her and the actress who played the mom in Everybody Hates Chris in a yelling match!!
  • Did anyone notice the sound when you like my comments
  • 13/13, including 9/9 from downtown... watch EVERY bucket from Klay Thompson in his historic 3rd Quarter!
  • This is so stupid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Such a shame the show is a complete fix. Too much to expect it not to be I suppose.
  • It is not an understatement to say that Homeworld and Homeworld 2 are masterworks of videogaming history. The environments, designs, story, graphics, audio, and scope were unparalleled at the time of their release, and in many ways have not been equalled since. If you are a gamer you owe it to yourself to experience these titles.
  • Who is this man, Midorima?
  • Her dog is so cute!
  • So Earth has all these different species but apparently, in this vast universe this is all there is.. Please stop believing this people. You sound stupid.
  • Brazil loves you o/
  • 1:55 if photography is prohibited, the who the fuck took a picture of it?
  • next time test palestinian food, oh..wait, there is no such thing,
  • AUDRA MCLAUGHLIN IS BETTER 
  • I just saw the trailer. Looking forward to seeing the movie again.
  • oh lord jack howard that's not pharrell 
  • been depressed and struggled with social anxiety and many other forms of anxiety i can't explain ever since my father passed away 5 years ago... although my mother and older sister take medication for their depression/anxiety my mom still tells me "you just have to get over it, stop letting things bother you and don't overthink too much." but that obviously never helped her? i didn't even get to talk to a therapist or anyone about my feelings like she promised i would. i feel like i haven't finished grieving over him and i've repressed my emotions and one day i'll probably just explode and i don't know what'll happen after that.
  • Another stigma around mental illnesses is that privileged people "have no reason to have a mental illness." You. Do. Not. Need. A. Reason. To. Have. Depression. Or. Any. Mental. Illness. It can happen to anyone, regardless of their socioeconomic situation, race, gender, etc.. Stop discrediting Jack because he's "white and rich."
  • It's no wonder I've never heard of this guy; he's a petty, worthless *Brit*. Wasn't going to stay to watch either; in fact, I was forced to pause the video within an instant due to that *horrendous, intolerable accent*. Sincerest apologies, "mates". "Cheers" from America. I'll gladly stick to our own talk shows. Much greater indeed. Please do continue living in our *shadow*. After all, it's quite evident you Brits much prefer the "shade" if you will, hence why you continue living on that rainy, gloomy, depressing-ass island. Miserable cunts. 
  • Shame on Obama! This is the beginning of the end for the Permanent Fund Dividend paid yearly from oil revenue to residents of Alaska. Did he consult them? Did he bargain with them as he does with Iran's Mullahs or Cuba's Communist regime? NO! They are merely Americans! So Zero thinks he can step all over them while securing is Al-Goresque legacy. 
  • Nobody cares about this piece of shit actress. What I will say, however, is nice tits, you filthy whore. Take more pictures of yourself you silly, worthless *female*. 
  • Every Dislike Is A Patriots Fan! :-P
  • love myself a little more after watching her. thank you!!!!
  • Didn't she used to be a singer?
  • Funny how all the white people commenting doesnt know who Taraji is. She was nominated for an Oscar for her role in "Curious case of benjamin button" if you didnt know.
  • look at all those ugly russians in the crowd. disgusting.
  • "what if I put a hat on her" I died lmao 
  • +Josie Walker already posted the Buzfeed gifs, but here's the video of her speech. I'll be back after I get whatever is causing these tears out of my eye. And by the way...shoulders and traps!!! 
  • I love her. Did you say she is false?, Well, I am proud to be happily deceived by it. I love her personality, her way of acting, and much more. I just enjoy seeing it to her, doing and saying stupid things. sorry, is my opinion
  • I just want to let all you black folks out there, dont listen to these racist chumps on youtube. I know that it hurts and that we really get to see the filth in humanity behind closed doors. And to you young black generations, dont be discouraged. These idiots that come on here are a very very small portion of what this world really thinks of you. Strong, educated, hardworking, and caring black people are celebrated and championed in the majority of the world. Dont let this ignorant, uneducated, and serious hateful people bring you down. And dont channel this hate to fuel more hate. You it to channel and fuel more love in this world. Keep your head up. We the majority love you and root for you everyday.
  • Looking at all the stills of the videos at the end is so funny, they all look like they're screaming
  • how about #NoMore 
  • I'm not aloud to go to Israel because I'm a Muslim. Seriously its a law. 
  • Fucking fantastic as usual. I remember you singing at a funeral I was at many years ago and I was mesmerized by your voice then. Still am. You deserve every ounce of success. 
  • That set looks more real than the one that the real Brady was greenscreened onto!
  • Ellen you should play that game with every guest! Never have I ever learned so much valuable information on a celebrity in under 5 minutes. I'll cherish this forever.
  • u need money dont you gearbox?
  • FAKE!! that is NOT a real oscar! If you look closely . you can actually see that the statue he is holding is a BLUE color and NOT gold like the real oscar. His crying was fake too. Anybody who believes that he was really crying is an stupid idiot. Fake and gay video. But nice try.
  • What do the #i3 and the internet have in common? They're both game-changers. Watch the #BMW Super Bowl ad and see how one big idea has people scratching their heads. #SuperBowl #SB49
  • This message goes out straight to Buzzfeed. I am from just a random Canadian girl who originates from Palestine and a couple of these snacks were OURS and not the so called Israeli snacks. Israel is not even a country it is a wannabe who stole from the poor and took our traditions and made them theirs with no unique shit added they just yanked it from us and claims it is theirs such as the cuisine or the snacks you had them taste. This is the ONLY video I hate/dislike from all of buzzfeed.
  • *sigh I love your voice and I can only dream of going to see you live one day... none of the american shows are near me T^T but I hope you stay as wonderfully amazing as you are and i've no doubt you'll get even better
  • I can't believe HBO and John Oliver get a full audience together for these web exclusives. Kudos to you sirs.
  • I would love the hear a folk duet featuring Hozier and Ed Sheeran... please make it happen!
  • Ik hoop dat heat deze keer lukt voor haar, ben bang van niet helaas ze heeft een goee stem maar niet een unieke....
  • Well, some say that this would be ridicoulous and really stupid... and i agree. But this was also BADASS!!!! Well done, Harry and Cal, they really should have better security.
  • I'm watching on my HDTV and commenting with my Kindle.
  • Guys you need to share this and watch it.
  • The NFL is a joke and a distraction. Does anyone remember the gladiators?
  • God she is amazing! A big star and remember: "Joy" december 2015 = 2° Oscar!
  • Yesterday, the White House announced that the president has recommended that the Arctic Refuge’s Coastal Plain be set aside as a wilderness area. We could not be more thrilled! Please share and join us in saying thank you! http://youtu.be/3hey_WIAFVA
  • Dean, what about bethan?
  • Jennifer Aniston gets critical acclaim for her work in "Cake" and then she goes and pulls off stupid shit like this. -_-
  • She is a beauty. I LOVE Viola Davis
  • I have an anxiety disorder myself. Came around when I was... 16 or 17 and took me 5 years or so to put a name on the constant panic and state of crazy. Proud to say I'm able to deal with it and function perfectly normally. You guys might be interested in some of my videos as I tackle of anxiety disorder and lay everything out on the table. Click my face :). 
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  • Before humans started to see colors they were able to smell wether fruits were ripe.
  • How come no one believes me that I am a descendent to John Pemberton (Founder of cocoa cola) :( btw the recipe was cocaine
  • "I love my alone moments++ sometimes wth you+++
  • No. This is ridiculous. Ignorant 'know-it-all' femi-nazis will take one isolated case and make an epidemic of it. Simply because ONE case of violence against a partner happens, we need a campaign to 'take domestic violence out of football?'. Absurd. Why don't we just make a movement to stop every wrong thing a player does for everything that happens? You could literally make a movement out of ANYTHING. There is NO problem with the NFL. Being in the NFL or being associated with it in any way shape or form does not make ANYONE more prone to committing acts of domestic violence. And it CERTAINLY has ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY, WITHOUT A SHADOW OF A DOUBT, NOTHING TO DO WITH ROGER GOODELL. Roger Goodell never did ANYTHING to encourage, justify, or in any way obstruct or go against justice for any act of violence. This is absurd. I can't stand this disgusting political-correctness that takes over people that tells them to start a movement for the tiniest disturbance. Whatever organization (if you can even call it that) "Ultraviolet" supposedly is clearly knows NOTHING about the NFL, football, or Roger Goodell. UltravioletAction is a complete and utter joke in every sense of the word. In fact, I propose a new hashtag. How about #UltravioletMustGo . Yeah. Let's run with that. 
  • She is definitely my favorite human being. 
  • Big news: President Obama just announced a comprehensive plan to protect Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and he’s calling on Congress to preserve it for future generations → http://go.wh.gov/ANWR
  • My love ♥♥♥♥♥
  • "MULTICULTURALISM" is a codeword for White genocide. Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-white.
  • *Thanks so much for watching, everyone! If you can't wait until Tuesday for more videos, subscribe to my second channel **+MatthewSantoro2**, there's lots to watch on there! Have a great weekend!*
  • Let's talk about mental health - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkZiBnL0h7Y Head over to http://jacksgap.com/participate/t/lets-talk-about-mental-health/ to join the conversation!
  • Это же реально было круто, товарищи!!! )
  • It's been 13 years, but we finally got a parody of A Few Good Men's final court room scene on SNL!
  • never fails..whenever a minority (especially black) is on fallon or any talk show racial comments always follow. yet people love to claim racism is dead lol
  • Dez "DING-DONG" lmao
  • Ben Howard- to be alone. Much better then this poopie song
  • They are always honoring black women for playing coons. Bored of it.
  • i said that Curry and Klay are mj and pipen of this era and guys thought i was crazy.... let me say it again.... Steph Curry and Klay Thompson are the best duo of this new gen. The new MJ and Scottie respectively.... plus Draymond Green as our Dennis Rodman #DubNation #2015NBACHAMPIONS
  • SNL: NAILED IT!!!!! LOLOLOLOL
  • She physically looks a lot like Stephanie from MIC.
  • Jack Harries voice: what sort of trendy topic should I discuss in my newest video that'll attract more young adults? Ah yes...
  • Obama keeps telling us that violence against women is wrong and yet in this 2 minute trailer we see a male getting punched in the face twice for a cheap laugh. Of course he wont hit her back because "a real man doesn't hit a woman no matter what" and he wont call the police because he knows they will laugh at him. This is an example of the anti-male culture in which we live.
  • This is soo fake! Someone just added different voices.
  • little does anyone know. this is actually what they are saying.
  • Yes because being a muslim gives you the right to say another country that you are fighting with over something that probably didn't happen thousands of years ago isn't a country even though it obviously is 
  • Saw Jennifer Lawrence's Nudes! DIDNT FAP!
  • That blue dress is really pretty!
  • Old people at that age twerking? There are children watching this BMW USA, what da hell, where has the commercials of today come to? #BMWi3 #HelloFuture
  • She's human after all so stop throwing all the hate and have some manners!
  • Seriously, who are they making this movie for?!?!
  • Also, some surprising percentage of people have four types colour receptor 
  • Cringing at stupid, anti-Israeli Americans in the comments. I'm beginning to understand why people believe us to be fat, dumb, uncultured, freedom-obsessed people. Thanks for giving us a bad name, Americans.
  • I hope both the Seahawks and the Patriots lose at the same time. I'm just happy avengers got leaked 8 hours ago where can I watch it ?
  • Jesus, she's really annoying.
  • Yes. That was such a riveting performance that, im casting him in my version of the movie fifty shades of chicken
  • holy crap! what a goal
  • I feel bad Cataclysm's code was lost. Anyway, if you can recreate the code from a copy of the game (I truely doubt it's possible), still ask some help to the fans. What about other languages in audio ? According to Steam there will only be English. Even in the original versions of the Homeworld games ? I know you remade the audio tracks (with original voice actors !) but I don't feel comfortable by downloading a mod to have the french voices I grew-up with (guess now what is my nationality ^^). P.S : Sorry for bad English.
  • As an athlete, (and intellectual athlete, but I digress) I can relate to the amount of training it takes to make this type of play possible. 6.5/10 Jarvis deGrasse Tyson, reddit gold member, moderator of /r/childfree
  • The Focus was only on J Depp
  • Hmm I thought I'd see way more racist comments, good for you youtube
  • palestinian food is better.. coming from a white guy
  • I'm so sick of the hateful comments towards this phenomenal woman. 
  • *Black people are taking over the world.* But they fooled us all, giving us the impression that they are oppressed. But i already know what will happen in the future, the hints are everywhere. Has anyone seen the rise of the apes movie? THE APES WILL RISE!. *ARGENTINA IS WHITE!* *Lionel Messi is the best soccer player of all time!*
  • Klay Thompson had a great night but he still sucks, Harden is the best 2 guard in the game i dare a nigga to deny this..
  • Big news: President Obama just announced a comprehensive plan to protect Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and he’s calling on Congress to preserve it for future generations → http://go.wh.gov/ANWR
  • A lot of people claim that evolution is just a theory. Nope, evolution is a fact, it is observed in the real world, it has plethora of evidence in the form of fossil records supporting it. If you believe that evolution is "just a theory", you are simply not educated enough about evolution. We are continuously evolving with every generation, whether you "believe" it or not. "Theory of Evolution", on the other hand tries to explain why and how evolution takes place. Just like gravitational theory. Know the difference. Saying evolution is just a theory because of the "theory of evolution" is like saying universe is just a theory, because "The big bang" is a theory.
  • what if you put a hat on dean
  • Andrew Hozier-Byrne, you inspire me sir! I just got back from trudging through snow trying to record a cover of Cherry Wine out on a nature trail near my house. I was unable to perform it well as my fingers kept becoming violently cold. I've listened to your interviews where you attribute your success to your persistence. Your character, intelligence and persistence are all strong and worth emulating. Though it is difficult that this hasn't gone as planned for me I will continue on until I have something worth sharing that I can be proud of. I am glad you are finding success. Thank you for continuing on Hozier!
  • Why are there no African Americans on either team? What sort of disgusting, racist-run sport is this? Just as I was beginning to believe African American men such as myself were finally equal to whites in freedom and opportunity, I saw this video. Society is, indeed, incredibly racist and oppressive after all. It appears people still believe only white men should be able to participate and compete in sports at the highest level, or at least that is the message this video sends. This athletic segregation and white privilege is no different than the African American experience in the US prior to the 1960s. I wish I had never seen this abhorrent video. Reverend Al Tippington Avid Redditor, moderator of /r/socialjustice, /r/justiceporn, and /r/blackpower, and civil rights activist edit: thanks for le gold
  • Ugh every time a new Hozier video pops up in my feed, my day gets 10,000x better. I may not make it through this sinus infection and all of this coursework, but my ears sure as hell won't suffer. Nor my eyes tbh. 
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  • I'm crying only people from Israel will understand: מה קורה מאמי? לא אני בוכה XD
  • I don't want to see Owen Wilson and his broken nose 
  • once a cheater ,always a cheater.. and the patriots have done it again i hope the seahawks trash them in the super bowl brady needs to stfu; he knows vry well belichick is a cheater and a sore loser...
  • Fun Fact: God doesn't exist.
  • Why has this got 2k dislikes?
  • This performance was just Yellow ! Bland - A good singer makes you feel the song ! or they fake it!! both can work ! ...she didn't do either!!! she's just another Singer who can Sing. Once she sings from the Heart - that is when all will change!
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  • Also: pink doesn't exist!
  • See i know for a fact all of you "racist" are some no life losers. Here is why, because normal people in the real world don't act like this. We actually talk and laugh about other things, and if you the "racist" were to make a racist comment, you would get put on blast by everyone. Not just blacks.
  • #NFL #BadLipReading #funny lol
  • I love you so much. I can't come to your concert in Minnesota because it's sold out and I want to cry😭
  • Attention seeking person, so happy that the Netherlands get rid of her... The song reminds me of the sound my cat makes giving birth to a blocked turd.
  • I could literally listen to you say anything and it would probably still be good. Please come to Australia one day. It would be amazing to see you live some day!
  • To all of you wondering why she brought her skin color up it's because there aren't many shows that have black women playing the lead role and even less with dark skinned black women. yes we have sister sister , blackish and that's so raven but I mean shows with predominately white character and instead of the lead being white they are black. This is a huge step forward because I know I've personally heard growing up that black women aren't sexy and dark skinned women are ugly. So it's amazing to see a dark skinned sexy woman on "white" TV. That's why she brought it up I believe. She's absolutely gorgeous and proof that dark skinned women are beautiful. 
  • WORST MOVIE OF 2015. ALREADY CALLING IT. and I forgot my caps lock was on and I don't feel like retyping it.
  • I think that some kind of an event where people get together in the honor of mental illnesses would be awesome, or to start some kind of a community outreach program raising the awareness of mental illnesses and basically to reverse the stigma in our society. We need more out there on mental health and to reach people with information on it and to say that its OK. No one struggling with a mental illness should ever feel ashamed.
  • President: John Stewart VP: Stephen Colbert Secretary of State: John Oliver Secretary of Defense: Rob Riggle Secretary of... looking diverse: Aasif Mandvi 2016 make it happen!!!
  • They are hilarious I love their videos
  • I'm glad Viola Davis won this award because she deserved it. I love her on HTGAWM and her acting on that show is amazing. I love Viola Davis's dark chocolate skin, it's so nice and smooth and I absolutely love her natural hair. 
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  • North Korea, I just watched The Interview!
  • Oh my goodness I freaking LOVE her!! <3 <3 <3 amazing actress!! :D
  • Omg i am from the netherlands and was in schock to see here on the voice uk
  • How is Fort Knox not....? I think Fort Knox should be on the list. For God's sake, people say "I'ts like Fort Knox." To describe something that isn't accessible! Lol
  • This is fake... You guys dubbed this.. Haha you guys think I'm stupid? 
  • OMG HESKEY!!!
  • why must the media keep touting these two people as relevant? go away already.
  • finally a video that you did something in
  • MY PUSSY WASNT READY FOR THIS TYPE OF PERFORMANCE.
  • You know the 'white' gentlemens club is for adult entertainment, right?
  • I wish I only knew one in four, but at my house, my glitch of a step mother has depression and god only knows what else, my best friend/step sister has depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and ADHD, my dad has anxiety, probably borderline depression, but he won't tell me anything, and because of my step mother I have anxiety, depression, amd really bad rat/spider paranoia. I'm pretty sure my twelve year old brpther is beginning to cross into depression as well.
  • I wonder how many of those producer's cocks she sucked?
  • There are a lot of smart-ass haters talking shit. But I wonder if they're smart enough to explain how much of that 45 - 7 spread was due to fucking air pressure. The Colts lost because they suck, not because the had more air in their footballs. 
  • What is mile high club ?
  • That moment you realize he has better hair than you...and your a girl...
  • +Matthew Santoro In order to keep Victor alive, Marcus turned Victor immortal. While immortal, Victor led a group of Vampires to protect the local village from Lycans in return for the Humans' slavery and while this is happening he fosters a young Lycan called Lucian who falls in love with Sonja, Victor's daughter. In finding out about his daughter's love child, he sentenced her to death by sunlight. This made Lucian escape and lead the Lycans on an assault against the Vampire castle (meanwhile Victor murders Selene's family but turns her because she reminded him of his daughter). The fight ended with Lucian stabbing Victor through the mouth but Victor was put in a coffin to be awakened after the Amelia and Marcus had their turn. And so goes the war between Lycans and Vampires as they kill each other for hundreds of years (bare in mind Immortals can still die in various ways just not by age, also they become more powerful as they get older). In 2003 Selene finds Michel, a Human who is part of a bloodline that can be a Vampire-Lycan hybrid. But he has just been turned by a Lycan and Victor has woke up from his slumber. The events of the first film happen and then come Evolution. Marcus breaks free by becoming a Vampire-dominant hydrid (Michael is Lycan-dominant). Selene drinks the blood of a Corvinus-strain Vampire and so her abilities increase such as strength, durability, healing, and she gains the added powers of UV immunity and blood-sorting. So now she is not harmed by sunlight and she can she through the vision of her daughter. In Awaking, Humanity has found out about the Immortals so Selene and Michael plan to escape but they get captured but 12 years later her daughter, Eve, helps her escape Antigen HQ. They events of the fourth film occurs and it ends with Selene and Eve watching the city before they find Michael and get revenge. Underworld is PERFECT. 
  • ★ THE FACT IS ―★It is 2015! ―&― STILL THERE IS NO VIDEO EVIDENCE & COMMUNICATION WITH ANY PAGAN GODS & IMAGINARY SONS OF GODS!―SO―A WISE BELIEVER SHOULD WORSHIP ONLY -- >1 CREATOR!<― ★ It is 2015! Most people claim to be educated & civilized- But Still dumb crazy human worships created entities such as 🐂<―HOLY NAKED COWS , MONKEYS, UGLY IDOLS & human (Buddha, Moses, Jesus)etc< ― EDUCATE YOURSELF & be a wise believer!
  • While there are some gorgeous views and amazing natural wonders in ANWR, it is NOT accessible by the public by road and there are no plans to make it that way. As an Alaskan I do NOT appreciate ANY president or government outside our state restricting access to 13 MILLION acres of our land. That is over reaching government. We should have a say in how our land is used and it should not be used to sparkle up one man's legacy. It should be used to benefit ALASKANS first. We should decide unless you intend to buy it from us. If you want to restrict how we use something - then compensate us for our freedom. This video depicts ANWR like it is Yosemite or Yellowstone. It is NOT and it never will be. This is so much propaganda it is hard to find words to describe it. I can take pictures of a nuclear power plant and make it look beautiful too - but it would still be just another emotion twisting image - not fact. I hope Americans look at all the sides of this and question it rather than blindly celebrating the feel good sentiment this marketing video sells..
  • Here's the facts on Alaska. I won't try to sell you on if the Feds taking more land will be good or bad, but the Gov and State shouldn't feel like they don't have enough of Alaska already. The State of Alaska covers 365 million acres, an area more than twice the size of the State of Texas. Ninety percent of Alaska is in public ownership(aka owned by the Gov). Here is a list of the owners: Federal 222 million acres State of Alaska (104 million acres at full conveyance) 97.9 million acres Alaska Native Corporations (Companies that represent Eskimos for contracting) 40.8 million acres ANCSA Reserves 3.9 million acres Private Conventional 0.9 million acres TOTAL 365.5 million acres Federal block: U.S. Bureau of Land Management 74.7 million acres U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 69.4 million acres* U.S. National Park Service 53.8 million acres U.S. Forest Service 21.9 million acres U.S. Department of Defense 2.2 million acres TOTAL 222 million acres
  • Crazy eyes!!! Well done
  • Dear whoever's reading this, you're beautiful and someone out there is crazy about you, so smile, life is too short to be unhappy :)
  • Too scripted, why are people laughing?
  • There has never been a country called "Palestine", so all you anti-semitic fuckbags can shut up.
  • The only reason why she is acting funny is FOR PEOPLE TO FORGET ABOUT HER NUDES. She is a fucking SLUT and her fans are 12-18 year old girls with NO TITS just like Jennifer Lawrence's nudes! 
  • 1) Harden 2) Thompson 3) Butler
  • Enuf with the 'like this comment'. So annoying, right ? Like if you agree..
  • fucking comunists
  • Props to my man Klay
  • My favorite version of this song is the one filmed in the that dance hall in Ireland. This setting is so beautiful, kind of place we all wish we could visit someday
  • every 10 year old in Canada can do this move
  • Congratulations Viola! Well deserved and well said! You are gonna OWN the role of Amanda Waller!
  • Why do people hate her? I don't get it, she isn't hateable, one of the best celebrities in the world at the minute. Before I start yeah I am a fan. Jennifer Lawrence is funny, talented, beautiful and has a heart for her fans and other people. Like her past 2 christmas eves she has spent her christmas with sick children in kosairs children hospital. Did you know she gives to the World Food Programme, Feeding America and The Thirst Project and lots of other foundations/charities. She has created her own foundation with her hard earned money, let's not forget she helps athletes with disabilities and its for them that she held a fund raising for including being an ambassador for the Special Olympics. Her talent is brilliant in pretty much all of her movies.. Serena, winters bone, silver linings playbook, the burning plain, american hustle(had short scenes but still) and her amazing performance in the hunger games still hasn't got noticed, she sang once and her song hit platinum(1million+ sales),shes not one of those actresses/celebrities that actually look for attention.. I mean you can have your opinion and I respect that, but if you hate somebody or their acting or whatever, why do you waste your time to comment on everything shes on? Its simple just ignore it and go with your business instead of spreading hate when she has done nothing to you.
  • This shit makes my day!!!! 
  • Hey! Look at me! I am from reddit you unintellectual scrub. I am a fat bearded fedora tipping asshole who will complain about everything in this video, but its cool because Im a fucking mod of /r/everything. I will now tip my fucking fedora for some reason and try not be getting friendzoned again! -fucking useless signature
  • I wonder if the guy who makes these videos is actually deaf and this is the sort of shit he interprets when he's lip reading xD
  • MY. GOD. SHE IS A GODDESS !!!!!!!!!!!!! Honestly....SHE IS FREAKIN' HOT !!!!!!!!! And I'm just some sorry ass white guy.
  • You know, I really don't like the Warriors, I want the Clippers, the Blazers, the Wizards and the Raptors for the Conference finals, I want Harden, Lowry, Wall or Blake for MVP, but this was just a fucking impressive awesome, tremendous and phenomenal night for Klay. Congrats for that.
  • Soo fake man.. u can tell that the voices are recorded over and are played over the original ones... no one says things like this in reel life... who aer they tryin to fool?!?!?! veryy funy guys, but u cant fooll me!
  • The @ abbreviation was not a BIG idea. Please do not confuse technological innovation with a ridiculous way of shortening a two-letter word.
  • 經典遊戲 Homeworld 重製版.
  • For the record, John Oliver, I'm a virgin mother of 3 and I'd totally hit it ;) lol #notmychristian #johnoliverismycelebritycrush 
  • I'm sorry to say, but I parted with you as soon as you attributed the causes to the phenomena to evolution
  • Looking forward to experiencing Homeworld for the first time. I expect lots of comments about being a noob, I can handle truth.
  • In love with this 
  • Homeworld was, for RTS and space games generally, what Half Life was for 1st person shooters.
  • Someone make an action movie with this guy. He'll do all of his own stunts. 
  • Ok....
  • WOW!!!!! +Sleep SpaCely klay went to work rip! 
  • Oh my! I didn't know you could do this. Skilled archer is a lethal killing machine.
  • i thought comments were disabled
  • Wow the judges look very happy! ....NOT
  • The Alaska Refuge: this wild place, home to polar bear cubs, caribou calves and migratory birds. President Obama and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell have just recommended a wilderness designation for the Arctic Refuge’s Coastal Plain. Patagonia thanks the president and Secretary Jewell, and we send a shout out to a group we support, the Alaska Wilderness League. Watch a video from The White House: http://bit.ly/1xTPDw9 and read more about the comprehensive plan to #ProtectTheArcticRefuge here: http://1.usa.gov/1tdfSRy
  • no idea who you are and no recollection of when i subscribed, but i'm bloody glad that i did. that was amazing. really beautiful and haunting.
  • If I Hit My YouTube Goal By Febuary Then I Will Make A Celebration Video Shooting BB Gun Pellets At People In The Street And Filming Their Reaction!!! 
  • 1:20 IT'S A THING GOING INTO ANOTHER THING - OH YEAH!! This had me pissing myself laughing :)
  • she's beautiful. i love her so much! 
  • Well I'll be! I actually figured that rainbows were far larger and included UV and infrared light, but that we just didn't see it. But it turns out that water doesn't let through much of other wavelengths. Cool!
  • Michael Shannon !!!..."The Iceman" to this crap ???...
  • This movie looks like crap, and being that it was filmed like 3 years ago...I ain't surprised.
  • Do not be fooled. This is just a distraction away from the real scandal. How the hell did the Seahawks make it to the Superbowl again out of no where. Microsoft and the NFL are in partnership that's why you always see Microsoft products only at NFL events. Seahawks being at the same place the main Microsoft offices are, in Seattle, is not a coincendence either. It's the NFL that's in charge with the equipment. It's the referrees job to make sure all the equipment are up to par. Besides the Patriots won by running. This is just completely bullshit. Also ever notice how all media outlets are saying the same crap. It's all planned and a diversion. Seattle are corrupt and the NFL are corrupt. Seattle will win the Superbowl so they could create a dynasty out of nowhere. Money talks, Microsoft got the money, NFL needs that money.
  • I live in Israel and damn! I'm almost a day without some palestinian's child blood in my stomach! brb, going to find a palastinian woman to take her child for some blood
  • next top 10 facts about hentai
  • I hate johnny deep! OMG
  • This is what happens when you let women watch football , stay in the kitchen and make us sandwiches bitches!
  • Oh my sweet, sweet Jennifer Aniston.... Why? Just why?
  • 13 Million views in 3 days... I'll have what these guys are having.
  • So... Why don't we all have surgery to remove those filtering lenses? If it extends your range of vision, it seems like it would be worth it. 
  • beautiful <3 is anyone here going to his concert on March 22nd in NYC? I am :)
  • Is that Paul Bettany? I don't have a clear VISION of him...
  • She hasn't won an Oscar yet because.........?
  • It's sad this even has to be about race. What ever happened to judging one by the content of their character not the color of their skin. Why is this win about her race, and not about her talent? When it is focused on her race, it makes it seem like superficial charity, and is infantilizing her. I really wish we lived in a "post racially concerned world". Meaning race didn't constantly cause so much divisiveness. I hope in the next few decades, we will live in a totally different world, just like 15 years ago, no one would of imagined how much progress would be made science and technology wise, and even in some cases socially...
  • Now W2S is Better than KSI
  • Have you guys ever heard the term “innocent until proven guilty". Well how about we do that. The Pats are innocent until proven guilty.
  • And people say Harden is the best SG in the game now. Offense, Defense this kid can do it.
  • Well considering Bryant Gumbel thinks I and over 4.5 million Americans are pigs and a terrorists etc and all that jazz.... Well... hm... Nice to know hes representing BMW
  • wait is this spoken over by the screen junkie guy
  • You know, as someone who loved and adored the original game (I used to put on my dad's suit coat while playing through this the first time as "Fleet Admiral" lol), I wasn't too keen on this "Remastered" thing, not because I wouldn't like to see it remade, but because most such "reboots" of classics comes across as a cash grab, being pretty haphazardly done with not much significant, noticeable change anyway. But I have to admit, the starkness of the scene change at 0:45 gave me some nerd chills. ;-)
  • Okay don't get me wrong I'm not hating on Thompson but is everyone saying he's the best shooting guard in the league when he did 1 good thing? Does that mean Mo Williams is the best point guard in the league because of his big game? No. Honestly Klay is good but Harden in my opinion is still better. Mainly because he can score high on a consistent basis when Thompson will probably have maybe 20 next game and Harden runs his team on offense.
  • I don't know about you folks, but I wouldn't fuck with him. It's even scaring off my dogs man and that's always bad.
  • Crackers are so ugly...
  • Area 51 was a let down. It's literally a standard airbase. We tested drones out there back in Vietnam.
  • They blew that. Could have been so much funnier given the depth of material.
  • Can someone explain me what happend at the end?
  • 0bama flies all over the world in a Boeing 747 which burns 4000 gallons of jet fuel (kerosene) per hour. Yet he does not want you the average person to use any fossil fuel at all. 0bama is a supreme hypocrite as are all leftist ideological vermin. 0bama is a huge piece of shit.
  • Rainbows scare me. 
  • bmw i8 = superior.
  • +Polly Doliner, I told you to watch the game!