The man’s last name is “King” because that’s what he is. Recognize.
We have been studying Washington politics and Congress for more than 40 years, and never have we seen them this dysfunctional. In our past writings, we have criticized both parties when we believed it was warranted. Today, however, we have no choice but to acknowledge that the core of the problem lies with the Republican Party.
The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics. It is ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition.
When one party moves this far from the mainstream, it makes it nearly impossible for the political system to deal constructively with the country’s challenges.” —Thomas Mann, Senior fellow at the Brookings Institute & Norman Ornstein, Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, in the Washington Post (via egryan)
- hockekid64: hey u
- me: receiving transmission
- spambot: wasssup!! so i seen u were online and just wanted 2 say hi and see if ya felt like chattin
- spambot: i'm 27.f what about uu?
- me: 76/krogan/noveria
- spambot: k just wanted 2 ask... ya never know what kinda weirdos are out there lol. so whatcha up 2?
- me: currently taking heavy fire
- me: not a lot of time to talk
- spambot: oh cool. i was just sittin around bored which usually can lead 2 bad things lol. especially since i just broke up with this guy i was going out with for the last 3 months
- spambot: he was wayyy 2 jealous all the time. i like to have fun adn spring break was comin up so there was no way i was dealin with that ya know?
- me: where are you?
- me: can you send reinforcements to our firebase immediately?
- spambot: well hey u seem pretty normal do u have a dating profile anywhere?? i found this really cool site that's just like facebook kinda but for singles
- spambot: i just put some new pics from spring break this year that i was gonna show u if u wanted 2 see
- me: i've got geth rocket troopers in the building
- me: just tell them we're in the main control room
- spambot: kk http://referer.us/1/justhookup is my profile and then you just click the photos button. idk but u might have 2 signup to see them but it only takes a sec 2 do
- me: situation deterioriating
- spambot: u should come comment and rate a few of them to get my ex mad. lol. but also send me ure username so i can send u a friend request and we can get to know each other a lil better ;)
- me: i need an engineer down here
- spambot: ok let me know when u get ure profile made so i can send u the invite. i'll brb though im gonna go finish getting ready
- me: geth pyros on the stairs
- me: need ammo
- me: where are you?
SFist got wind of the UTCFB game, and now the “Yes” column is pushing 100. Even if only half of these people show up, it’s going to be the biggest one I’ve ever been present for. Let’s do this.
Sing, muses, of the failure of this man to arrive at the correct Draw Something answer when presented with four — four! — chances to guess it.
Over the course of her turn, my friend made and trashed four full drawings:
- A clear drawing of Bill Clinton next to Monica Lewinsky. Clinton was circled. But none of the available letters spelled anything remotely like CLINTON, IMPEACH, BLOWJOB, etc.
- A girl with frizzy red hair.
- A blonde lady on a TV screen.
- Daredevil, next to what looked like a punching bag with a patch on it.
I was utterly mystified, and after repeated failed attempts to rearrange the letters into something that sparked a guess, I was forced to admit defeat.
When the answer popped up, my disgust with myself became almost too much to bear. It was CHELSEA!
- This drawing was just to establish context, I think. It was very clear who it was supposed to be.
- Chelsea Clinton!
- Chelsea Handler!
- The punching bag was a map of Manhattan; what I mistook for a “patch” was a circle denoting the neighborhood where Daredevil lives: Chelsea!
The new version of the app lets you send a message to someone after a guess or a drawing. Mine just said “AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH” — I hope she knew what that scream meant.
“The issue that we’re struggling with quite a bit is something I’ve kind of talked about before, which is how do you properly value people’s contributions to a community?” he said, reflecting on a discussion he had with Develop last year.
Last year Newell told Develop that “the games industry has this broken model, which is one price for everyone. That’s actually a bug, and it’s something that we want to solve through our philosophy of how we create entertainment products.
“An example is – and this is something as an industry we should be doing better – is charging customers based on how much fun they are to play with.
“So, in practice, a really likable person in our community should get Dota 2 for free, because of past behaviour in Team Fortress 2. Now, a real jerk that annoys everyone, they can still play, but a game is full price and they have to pay an extra hundred dollars if they want voice.”” —
It needs some work to prevent abuse, but I love this idea.
I want to bring this idea breakfast in bed.
I’m looking at the first weekend in June for putting a game of Ultimate Team Cardboard Fortress Battle together. You’re on notice, Tumblrinos.
If you don’t live anywhere close to me, just put together a game of your own; that page has all the information you could ever need. If some random high school kids can do it, so can you!
I need to visit a minimum of three (3) grocery stores in order to get all the crap I want for the meals I’m planning.
#SAN #FRANCISCO #PROBLEMS