#11 “Istanbul was Constantinople, now it’s Istanbul not Constantinople…”
#11 “Istanbul was Constantinople, now it’s Istanbul not Constantinople…”
I regret the fact that I never went to a dance, though not necessarily prom specifically. The thing is, it’s no big deal if you go and you don’t like it much, but if you don’t go, that’s something you never get another chance to do. It’s not like you can just decide to go as a 25 year old.
Not a recipe, but here.
Not everyone in the US lives near a beach, and the northern half of the country (especially near the Great Lakes) is too cold to swim except basically from May-September, if you’re lucky. Only the northern part of the country gets snow most of the time. Americans say “sleepovers” too. When I was a kid, I thought the difference was basically that it was a sleepover if you only had one or two friends over and a slumber party if you had several (i.e. enough for a party). We all have pools? Ha. Maybe in Florida and Los Angeles. People camp in tents here, too. A lot of American kids share rooms. It depends on how much money your family has, how many rooms your house has, and how many kids there are (and the genders of the kids). Most families with more than 2 kids have them sharing a room at some point. I was unaware you guys didn’t have fraternities, and I had to look up what the heck a “vest top” is. As far as I can tell, it’s what we call a tank top. So I guess I learned something from this list.
I remember them being pretty popular around 2000.
If stuffed animals were sentient like in The Velveteen Rabbit, I would feel very sad for your not-so-favorite ones. Pretending to love them when in reality you wouldn’t mind if they were set on fire isn’t very nice. (Amusing kid logic, though.) I loved The Velveteen Rabbit when I was little. I had a videotape with the book being read aloud (by Meryl Streep, as I learned when I watched it again a few years ago) to still drawings (I believe there was an almost-animated effect in a few parts). It was one of my favorite things. Though oddly enough, as much as I read as I kid, I never did have the actual book.
Why not? When I was 3, I was obsessed with the idea of taking ballet. I don’t see why martial arts would be any different. It’s not like they’re actually going to hurt each other. I don’t know about judo, but it’s pretty common for little kids to take karate.
I didn’t mean to do this in separate comments, but also:
“The comments on this article describing problems with auto-colour, auto-focus, etc really bother me. A decent photographer NEVER uses auto-anything because it removes all contrast and dumbs everything down to a middling grey.” Not everyone is, or needs to be, a “decent photographer.” It’s okay for people to just go to the store, buy a camera, and take pictures of their kids birthday party without having to take a photography class or spend hours researching. It’s okay for people to buy cheap point-and-shoot cameras that really only have auto. And it should be possible for these people to still get halfways decent pictures by doing so. If white people can get pretty good pictures from disposable cameras and $50 digital cameras made for kids (which they can—some of the pictures I took with disposable cameras as a kid in the ’90s are quite nice), why can’t non-white people get decent pictures with a higher quality camera on auto? That’s the point of auto settings. We live in an era where practically everyone takes pictures on a regular basis. This is absolutely something worth discussing.
“Listen to the names of the products - Fuji, Kodak, Nikon - all Japanese names.” Kodak is American.
This would be better if it had gifs from both movies. It’s not really a comparison unless you actually include both.
It’s pretty clear that they meant “skew towards younger people” as in they were published after Liz H was no longer a child, so she would have no reason to have read them (not that there’s anything wrong with adults reading children’s books, some of them are pretty good). But since it goes back to 1922, you’d have to be pretty old for “many” of the books to have not been published when you were a kid.
You knew it was going to be her when she showed up in the last episode of the next to last season, because she had the yellow umbrella that they’ve been saying for years was hers.
Most of these are either 1. features that are showcased for marketing or 2. specific to Samsung (and also highly marketed). Screen shot is power + volume down, by the way. Not up.
Yeah, they got it wrong. Screen shot (unless you have a phone with its own version of it, like the Galaxy phones) is power and volume DOWN, not up. It takes a few tries at first to get the timing right, because you do have to press them at the same time.
The first Harry Potter movie came out 13 years ago…
Every store I’ve seen that sells pants with shorter lengths also sells them with longer ones. There are also many that have long but not short, and some that carry a full range (00-18 or whatever) of long but a very narrow range (like 6-12) of short. Short jeans are annoying to find, and short sweatpants and yoga pants are all but impossible (American Eagle is the only place I’ve ever managed to find them). Even the “short” yoga pants I have are long enough that I step on them, and I’m 5’2”, which is on the tall side of short. And petite shirts are tiny. They require you to be very skinny with very small boobs, which of course many women are but it’s not a necessary component of shortness.
Thoughts I have while shopping at Target:
“Okay, I need to buy [mentally review shopping list].”
(See interesting item) “Ooh, that’s neat.” (resumes shopping) [repeat occasionally, consider buying one or two of the interesting items, particularly if they are food]
“Okay, well, that’s everything I need.” I’m incredibly concerned about anyone who actually thinks “Wait, which door should I go in?” Doors are really not that difficult. Picking one to go in shouldn’t take you more than a few seconds.
Unless I’m missing something, there’s nothing wrong with the chicken fingers one. Or do they not say chicken fingers in the UK? I’ll admit it’s a bit unusual that it says “3 fingers” instead of “3 pieces,” but chicken fingers are a perfectly ordinary kids’ menu food.
I can understand the decision to have it be in color (the book starts off with you not realizing everything is black and white, after all, which is impossible to do in a movie anyway), but I wholeheartedly agree with everything else. They make it seem like Meryl Streep and the rest made things bad on purpose and want to keep everyone unaware of that, but that’s not how it’s supposed to be at all. It isn’t the Hunger Games; they didn’t make things the way they are to punish or oppress people. They did it to make things better. Nobody, not even the people in charge, realize how bad they are. That’s the point.
#6 I had a door like that as a kid. It was cut higher up, though, about 2/3 of the way. I, uh, used to climb over it.
So you want them to make two posts, one about the missing plane and one about the building explosion, and not do anything for the rest of the day? That sounds kind of like a waste of time. Believe it or not, it is possible to care about serious issues and address minor ones as well. Plus, not every site on the internet is (or should be) geared towards serious topics. BuzzFeed is a casual website, filled with cat gifs, not a serious one filled with hard-hitting news.
They’re not. Looking at a list of graduation rates by state from 2011 (excluding Kentucky, Idaho, and Oklahoma), the lowest is DC at 59% (or Nevada at 62%, since DC isn’t a state), and the highest is Iowa at 88%. Most Midwest states do seem to be above 80%, though, so they’re right about them being among the highest.
It’s basically a bean-bag tossing game. There’s two angled boards sitting several feet apart (I have no idea how far, 10 maybe?) and each has a hole in it, and you stand behind one board and try to throw bean-bags into the hole of the other board, then the other person/team does the same. You get points for making it in the hole or on the board, and the person/team with more wins (or you might have to get to 20 or something, I can’t remember). I believe the name is based on making the bean-bags with corn, so really more of a corn-bag (except that’s not a word I’ve ever heard anyone use). It’s a very silly name and I don’t know why they continue using it given the connotations it has. I have no idea how popular it is. I never heard of it until college, but I’ve heard of it quite a bit since then, including bars (in a city, no less) having cornhole tournaments. I do get the impression it’s the sort of game typically played with a beer close at hand.