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1 hour ago @ Crasstalk - Pride Weekend Open Thread · 0 replies · +1 points

that's where I know him from

1 day ago @ Crasstalk - Brand New Week Open Th... · 0 replies · +6 points

Click the video when you have sound. This is so cute I want to die.

"Researchers trained seals to sing 'Twinkle Twinkle' and the 'Star Wars' theme song." Supposedly to study human (mammal?) speech

They're pretty smart. [youtube T5U_koym1tc youtube]

1 day ago @ Crasstalk - Brand New Week Open Th... · 3 replies · +4 points

"Now, we are having our first kid and need someone to help raise the darn thing. We figure it would be boring to just pay someone to live with us and keep a baby alive, so we will also be helping them start a day-care and develop/consolidate better data-driven child-rearing techniques while requiring their assistance on the various irons we have in the fire.

To clarify: This is the first kid. We have 27 genetically-tested embryos banked and plan to keep the factory running as long as it is safe to do so. Given a large number of children we plan to have, it makes sense to use this as an opportunity to leverage inevitable child rearing costs to start a daycare centre (and eventually a school) that will operate on a novel data-driven model. While we have the resources, reputation, and experience to execute on all this, we lack the necessary time, as we are 100% focused on our primary company and cannot let our incoming underdeveloped pseudo-human or our errant ideas distract us. We made a promise to our investors and intend to keep it."

...For a whopping 22k that demands for "passion for data" and childcare experience. They want a 21 year old comp sci major but none of the young fresh brains qualified to do this will accept a ridiculous sum like that, even to be part of their shitty start-up. The even bigger joke is that if these people succeed and make some nice millions on their platform...22k is a fucking insult.

Is it wrong I hope these people get (meaningless) death threats?

For once I'm ok with the possibility someone will have their email box carpet-bombed with strange ugly dongs too

2 days ago @ Crasstalk - Brand New Week Open Th... · 4 replies · +5 points

If Meryl Streep doesn't get an Emmy or at least a nomination for this (does Meryl ever not steal the show? She's Meryl)...

...The writing of her character is astounding. I was almost taken aback by how unlikable she is but I guess that's a soap opera/something-of-a-murder mystery for you. Somehow it was believable, too. (Not a mystery, because we know who the culprits are and want them to stay safe - more like, will "the lie" get them or not)

I am on the edge of my seat every time she's onscreen.

I have to say...this casting mix is a stroke of genius. I really love the chemistry of these women but particularly Reese Witherspoon, NIcole Kidman and Shailene Woodley. I love that scene of them running down the beach with her from last season. I love Celeste and Madeleine together.

Even though Madeleine is a bit of a piece of work, Witherspoon is that perfect mix of likable and annoying. She's a protagonist so we have to sympathize with her but apart from that - I can't help but want her to be happy, even though she's a bulldozer sometimes.

And Nicole Kidman is so dreamy. I find the character so rich, and I love watching her as Celeste. She's just...perfect as this beautiful cool princess holding her own bruises underneath a designer dress.

2 days ago @ Crasstalk - Brand New Week Open Th... · 5 replies · +3 points

"Big Little Lies"?

Nonspoiler below (adding to comments)

2 days ago @ Crasstalk - Brand New Week Open Th... · 2 replies · +6 points

GI that pic is just stunning.

I want to be there.

...Not up at sunrise, doe

That better be a sunset

3 days ago @ Crasstalk - Pride Weekend Open Thread · 2 replies · +8 points

...I saw the most handsome man in Trader Joe's.

I could have sworn it was Doc Hammer, the elusive man of my New York dreams, and I was in the right neighborhood to spot him, roughly...but Doc cuts a vaguely diminutive figure and has longish hair.

This beanpole-y dude had the same slightly beaked, angular handsomeness, little bit built, lean, the wave of his hair brushed over and neatly trimmed, black studs or rivets, chatty with staff like I remember Mr. Hammer, probably 6'5 tall in a full leather jacket (it's 90 degrees today...and still, he pulled it off. I'm envious), black jeans, black boots...GAWD

And I gawked across the aisle like he was a mirage in a desert and hurried out behind him to see if I could catch a last glimpse, but he disappeared like one. Doc or no Doc - Jesus H.

Every day as summer fills the streets I pass beautiful interesting people - men women - and wonder about their lives. And being in them, obviously.

Summer fever.

3 days ago @ Crasstalk - Pride Weekend Open Thread · 1 reply · +5 points

I love this pic Miss A.

They look like they're having a blast

3 days ago @ Crasstalk - Pride Weekend Open Thread · 0 replies · +1 points

I love NERD and this video so much from start to finish. Takes me back, Lucky


5 days ago @ Crasstalk - Pride Weekend Open Thread · 4 replies · +4 points

Is this the little girl visiting, the one that lives with a stepson?

What a beauty

...That's a very cat-like sleeping pose - front legs folded under (with pup chicken wings)