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I can’t breathe

tcr! · Dec 20, 2014 at 11:04 am

i cant breathe

Death of Eric Garner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

On July 17, 2014, Eric Garner died in the Tompkinsville neighborhood of Staten Island, New York, after a police officer used a grappling hold around Garner’s neck for about 19 seconds.[7] Some view it as a chokehold, while others argue it was a headlock and that no choking took place; the use of chokeholds is a violation of New York City Police Department (NYPD) policy.

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On August 19, Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan announced that the case against Pantaleo would go to a grand jury, saying that after considering the medical examiner’s findings, his office decided “it is appropriate to present evidence regarding circumstances of his death to a Richmond County Grand Jury.” On September 29, the grand jury began hearing evidence in the Garner case. The 23-member panel was made up of fourteen white members and nine non-white members, at least five of whom were black. On November 21, Pantaleo testified before the Garner grand jury for about two hours, giving his account of Garner’s death. After having the case for two months, a grand jury decided not to indict Pantaleo on December 3. A Staten Island Judge recused himself from hearing on whether to release transcript grand jury proceedings in the case.

#thepolice

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Frozen is really Disney’s version of The Shining

tcr! · Dec 18, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Frozen is just Disney's The Shining

“Frozen” is just Disney’s “The Shining”

Exhibit A: Elsa and Jack

Let’s talk about a movie in which the menacing main character is a danger to family members, whose volatility increases after a long isolation inside a giant, ornate, high-ceilinged building in a cold, desolate landscape. Perhaps the acquisition of a brand new leadership position set off an unraveling this character cannot control.

It’s uncanny how much The Shining comes up in my daily life.

#disney #theshining

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Dec 18, 2014 at 11:39 pm

The book has a chapter that begins with “Officious little prick.” It was used in a writing class I was in. I loved The Shining.
In other news, the power of flight has been granted me.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Dec 19, 2014 at 7:59 am

First sentence, Chapter One:
Jack Torrance thought: Officious little prick.

I didn’t remember where it was located and the whole sentence.

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tcr! tcr! · Dec 19, 2014 at 4:15 pm

“Officious” fits a man I know to the letter now that I’ve looked up the official definition.

Jack was the hero of the story. Very few people realize such.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Dec 21, 2014 at 2:52 am

she took me by the hand and said lonesome jimi i unnerstand, who do you love

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Van Gogh forgot to paint his ear

tcr! · Dec 18, 2014 at 7:00 am

van gogh forgot to paint his ear

berkeleymews.com

#comics #vangogh

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For the ninth time

tcr! · Dec 17, 2014 at 1:42 pm

The Programmer’s Dream (A Ramble)

We spend a good deal of our time working on code we didn’t write for software we didn’t create, much of which we believe is horribly written (or, at least, could be done much better). We dream of a chance to start fresh, working from scratch on a brand new piece of software that will eventually become something someone else has to work on and believes is horribly written.

It’s only seven paragraphs and only the first three are related to programming.

Interesting sidenote — all of the programmers I’ve ever known have not only thought in-depth about their code but also life itself. They seem to be in tune with the details regardless of the “project.”

I have a good deal of respect for my parents but they’re not the god-likes as they were when I was a kid.

I may have wrote about this before but I was thinking about it again last night. Then reading the article brought it up yet again. Life has taught me not to ignore those coincidentals.

A therapist told me once that I needed to confront my parents on something that happened when I was young, something they both played a part in. I had thought I was long past it but after hearing encouragement from Dr. G., I decided to call both parents independently.

Both conversations were hard for me and for them, lots of choked back tears over the phone. I was somewhat amazed how apologetic both were and much healing came as the result for all parties.

But… I think the biggest takeaway for me was that even though I knew both were only human in my childhood, I realized/internalized how much children put their parents on that god-pedestal, how it can feel like the hand of god coming down to the child and only day-in and day-out life to the parent.

Reading the article made me wonder for the ninth time at what age Maggie will see that I’m a flawed.

#confessional

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Dec 18, 2014 at 5:17 pm

gud stuff

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tcr! tcr! · Dec 19, 2014 at 4:04 pm

thanks!

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Dec 17th, 2014 at 12:19:50 pm

tcr! · Dec 17, 2014 at 12:19 pm

fatal attraction

#smokersunite #coffee

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Movie Theater Subscriptions

tcr! · Dec 17, 2014 at 6:53 am

From AMC and MoviePass, a Film a Day for a Monthly Fee

From AMC and MoviePass, a Film a Day for a Monthly Fee

Now a major movie theater chain is trying to step onto the subscription gravy train as it seeks to reverse attendance declines, especially among young moviegoers. AMC Theaters, the No. 2 chain in North America behind Regal Entertainment, has agreed to a pilot partnership with MoviePass, a three-year-old company focused on letting people attend a movie a day for one monthly fee.

“It frankly wouldn’t be smart to ignore the success of subscription in other areas of media,” said Christina Sternberg, senior vice president for corporate strategy at AMC, which operates 4,959 movie screens.

In January, AMC theaters in Boston and Denver will begin working in concert with MoviePass to offer monthly subscription packages for $45 and $35. More cities will be added later.

If you go to a lot of movies, this isn’t a bad idea.

#movies

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Will Leitch on the end of The Colbert Report

tcr! · Dec 16, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Stephen Colbert Is Dead. Long Live Stephen Colbert.

Stephen Colbert Is Dead. Long Live Stephen Colbert.

“The Colbert Report,” which is ending its nine-year run on Comedy Central on Thursday so that host Stephen Colbert can take over the “Late Show” when David Letterman retires in May, is thought of as a political show, and with good reason. Colbert’s faux-commentator character, a “well-intentioned, poorly informed, high-status idiot” as (the real) Colbert called him, was a brilliant lampoon of not just “Papa Bear” Bill O’Reilly, but, in a larger sense, the entire political media establishment, and its inability not only to get anything done, but to even have even a cogent conversation. Almost every time I watch either Fox News or MSNBC, I see people who still aren’t quite in on Colbert’s joke.

The character was surprisingly pliable: Early critics worried that the TV Stephen was drawn so narrowly that he would inevitably grow one-note over the lifespan of a daily news show, but Colbert always kept the character moving and organic. And the reason for this, and the reason the show was so amazing—yet probably had to die at some point—was Colbert himself. The real one. Every year, the Colbert character faded a little bit more, and the real Colbert emerged. And this Colbert was wonderful.

I hated The Colbert Report at first but I doubt if I’ll hate his take on the Late Show.

#tv #colbert

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Dec 21, 2014 at 3:28 am

I loved Stephen. e. and I have a connection to Letterman’s show. i’ll bleat about it a different time. I’m looking forward to the new Late Show.

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Hashtags now available

tcr! · Dec 16, 2014 at 11:21 am

It’s what all the cool kids are doing so now we have them here.

Wiki can tell you more about hashtags.

Just preface any word with a # and it’ll be auto-magically-linked to a page of other articles containing the same one.

Example: #crafts

Some day I’ll go through and hashtag all the existing articles. #myworkisneverdone

PS- you can also hit the little magnifying glass in the top left corner to search for other things.

#tcr

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Dec 18, 2014 at 1:50 am

thanks so much. i know you’ve made it easy for me but i may need a little coaching.

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Dec 16th, 2014 at 5:50:25 am

tcr! · Dec 16, 2014 at 5:50 am

Whenever I wake up from a nightmare in the middle of the night, I’m all like…

han solo ready to shoot

#starwars

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tcr! tcr! · Dec 16, 2014 at 12:43 pm

Speaking of the Millennium Falcon, I’d love to have this guy’s job.

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Steampunk Battlestar Galactica

tcr! · Dec 15, 2014 at 9:24 pm

Steampunk Battlestar Galactica 1880 #1

Steampunk Battlestar Galactica 1880 #1: Digital Exclusive Edition - Comics by comiXology

Welcome to the world of Battlestar Galactica as never seen before, as #1 NYT Bestselling Author Tony Lee gives it a Steampunk spin! After Professor Baltar’s clockwork Cylonics destroy the Colonial Empire, Arch Duke Adama learns that his son Apollo is missing! It’s up to Lady Athena to travel to the Sky Pirate world of the Rising Star and ask for help from the only hope she has - the disgraced Captain Starbuck and his humanoid / Daggit copilot Muffit…

Just browsing comiXology, looking for some new reads and I stumbled on that. Apparently it’s a thing.

#comics #bsg

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Dec 16, 2014 at 2:24 am

E. is a fan of Battlestar G, I think, and I’m going to look into this.

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tcr! tcr! · Dec 16, 2014 at 11:15 am

I watched the late 70s and then also the reimagined from the 00s.

You can’t go wrong with the latter for what modern sci-fi should be — character driven with the effects only for augments.

It ran for four season so it’s an investment.

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