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A week in the life of your favorite firearm dealer 8/10/2020 PLUS ADDED PANDEMIC GUN SHOW COVERAGE!

2020.08.22 23:46 fcatthepanerabread A week in the life of your favorite firearm dealer 8/10/2020 PLUS ADDED PANDEMIC GUN SHOW COVERAGE!

Monday 8/10/2020 to Thursday 8/13/2020
I won't do the play by play. It's more fun to just amalgamate the highlight reel of the week.
I get call after call from people looking for 380 and 9mm ammo. One notable dialogue at 8PM
1: You have any 380 ammo?
Me: Yes, I have 7 boxes yet
1: How much?
Me: 20 to a box, 50 each
1: Great we can come pick it up now!
Me: It's 8PM and I've already left for the day. Come in tomorrow
1: But we need it now.
Me: I'm not heading back to work to sell a box of ammo.
1: Oh come on! I called you! You should be able to help me!
Me: I am, during normal business hours. But if you really want 2 boxes - $100 bill and I'll head back in.
1: ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS? YOU JUST TOLD ME IT WAS TWENTY!
Me: Twenty to a box, 50 bucks each box times two boxes
1: That's highway robbery! That's price gouging!
Me: Go look online. Nobody has any 380 ammo. And if they do it is $1 or $2 per round.
1: That's ridiculous! You're not the only guy in town that has 380 ammo!
(Editors note: She calls back the next day asking for 380 ammo. Apparently I am the only guy in town that has 380 ammo. I tell her there's a new policy. No ammo sales to people who have not bought firearms.)
One of my surgeon customers calls me telling me his lead nurse who hates guns wants to buy a gun. I tell them to come on down. Her whole family and the doc come in and I have this dialogue.
1: Can you suggest a gun for someone who hates guns?
Me: That's like a vegan walking into a steakhouse and saying "whats a good steak for a vegan?" - there's no real good way to do it and everything I can suggest you is sold out and then some.
1: Well what do you have here?
Me: That's a Glock 17, here take a look.
(Unload and show clear, hand her a Glock 17)
1: OH MY GOD THIS IS SO HEAVY!
Me: That's one of the lightest full size firearms ever made.
1: Do you have something with a safety? I love safeties. The more the better. If you have a gun with 150 safetys, that's something I would be interested in.
(I glare at the doc)
Me: I've only got three or four different model pistols left in stock. Here try out this springfield XD-S.....
1: I don't like this thing in the grip here the bump....
Me: You mean the grip safety?
1: yes
1: What happened to "I love safties the more the better"
(Doc nearly inhales his surgical mask from laughing)
She hates guns and wants to go rent a bunch of guns before buying any guns but I explain the problem is you can go rent something, fall in love with it and the dealer can't get one for a year. Case in point: Glock 19's, Sig 365's and Springfield Hellcats. She believes she is not ready to buy a gun until she rents one. I tell her go to a range and go rent one and find out what she likes.
She has just taken a "safety course" offered by the local girl and a gun chapter. The local girl and a gun chapter is run by a middle aged woman who has NRA instructor creds that is the WORST FIREARM INSTRUCTOR I HAVE EVER MET IN MY LIFE with the possible exception of James Yaeger. The last time I was at one of her events she was using the "mugger in a hoodie" paper targets and she instructed all the women to shoot him in the balls during one course of fire.
Now, I wasn't wearing my Caltech shirt that day but the fast math and trig is as follows.
Person shooting at a target 10 feet from the bench at a downward angle with a backstop of dirt 50 feet behind the bench...
I was trying to fix someone's gun before I could do anything. I am concentrated on fixing this pistol and the first volley of gunfire breaks my concentration. I then hear the sound of dozens of 9mm projectiles hitting the concrete and skipping off the property. I drop the pistol and shout at the top of my lungs a cease fire and evetyone looks at me funny
Me: KAREN! WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING?
1: Oh they're just girls, let them have their fun!
Me: ALL THE BULLETS ARE LEAVING THE PROPERTY!
1: What? No! How?
(I point at all the ricochet gouges on the concrete of the gun club)
1: Ohhhhhh
This woman is barely qualified to run a dairy queen much less instruct neophyte gun owners. Holy fucking shit. Why are people going to her? She's open, and she's a woman that has credentials that "can teach".
Yeah.
One day I head to lunch at the local pizza joint for lunch with Megan. Eddie makes a nice pizza and I sit down and have a pie. We rap about business as I eat my antipasato and wait for my freshly prepared clam pie to cool down a bit. It's not on the menu but he makes it special for us.
Me: hey eddie how's business?
ed: It's steady, lots of takeout.
Me: Its a tough economy I'd take it!
ed: Hey now!
Me: You doing okay?
ed: yeah I found that derringer I wanted at the last gun show!
Me: Oh really?
ed: Yeah! Someone ceracoted it tiffany blue and magenta
Me: Whoa whoa whoa! Please! I'm trying to eat here! Disgusting!
(Megan is drinking water and nearly does a spit take)
This is the world we're living in now.
Speaking of the new world... I wind up working a deal with a friend and we split 100k pcs of once fired lake city 5.56 brass. A local military contractor was doing some testing and they had a fucking ton of it and this is what was left. We got it for the cost of manpower to scrape it up and load it, clean it, tumble it and sort it and deprime and resize it.
My friend has two kids that are doing online learning with school, so he made them a deal. He cut the kiddos a deal to help him clean and resize and deprime the brass as labor.
We're into this stuff CHEAP. So we can sell it cheap or whatever the fuck we want in this market. I tell Ray I've got the perfect ad. We get some projectiles, some powder and primers and we run an ad. "5.56 ammo! $275/thousand! Some assembly required!" and Ray laughs his ass off.
The we got it was it was loaded into some wooden ammo crates that were left over at the contractors facility. They're heavy, not cost effective to ship and came with 5000 pcs of brass each. Ray gets an idea. He has discovered that if we portion it out and throw out or sell the wooden crates, we save a ton of money on shipping.
I wonder where he got this idea from. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nozIkRy0v-M
The kiddos load all the brass into USPS flat rate boxes in no time flat and we've got ourselves loaded ready to roll product that can ship immediately. His kids did the legwork in the loading on account of my bad back and I'm tasked with lining up buyers. No problem. I start working the local gun boards, my customers, myspace, etc. You know the usual spots.
This is where the wheels come off the wagon. I get a guy who comes right out the gate asking for 9k and then he blurts out "How much do you have, I'm interested in all of it"
Little hint for the readers. Anyone that says they're interested in everything you have are interested in nothing you have. They're blowing smoke 99% of the time and the 1% of the time that someone does buy everything you have, you're making a killing off them or they're making a killing off you. You know the old saying in poker - if you sit down at the table and you can't find the sucker in 5 minutes, you're the sucker? It's like that.
Anyhow, my ad reads as follows: $125/thousand 5.56 Brass Lake City cleaned, sorted, resized, trimmed and polished - DILLON 1050 READY!
The guy calling me wanting 9k then asked how much I had left - he lines up 9 of his friends and they want to take ALL of it and divvy it up. Pick up today or when the guys can get off of work and come get it, they're working back asswards logistics as to who's truck is going to haul all of it, who's loading it and unloading and they plan to show up at 630 tonight after work to come get it.
At 445 I get a message - hey can you send me a picture again one of my friends wants to check something and I send it over.
And that's when the entire deal falls apart because this butthead read 5.56 brass lake city NATO headstamp $125/thousand and thought he was getting loaded 5.56 NATO spec ammo for 12.5 cents a round in 2020, told all his friends about it and shot his mouth off like a damn fool. Now he has to explain to every single one of his friends that no you're not getting 10,000 rds of 5.56 NATO ammo for $1250. Wasting my fucking time. That was my Thursday. All these people begging for ammo are driving me nuts. Yes, I have 250,000 rds of ammo. No I am not going to bend over backwards and sell it to you cheap just to be a nice person/earn your business/because your sister gave me a handjob in high school. God damn.
Lady calls me looking for 380 ammo. She needs some for her CCW class that Karen is teaching and I tell her I have some left. She comes in and I tell her it's $50 a box. She leaves without buying anything.
There's other miscellany but you get the gist of it.
NOW here's the meat and potatoes you've wanted! The tale of the gun show!
Friday 8/14/2020
I take inventory. I'm down to about 500 guns in stock and I pack as much as I can and get it ready for the show. I've got some Sigs left, a handful of Glock and a mishmash of everything else. I head to bed early knowing full well the next show will be a total shitshow. I have not done a show in a big city for nearly six months. This will be epic or epic fail.
Saturday 8/15/2020
I pull chocks at 430AM, hit the flying J for diesel and pull into the local grocery store for a sandwich at 7AM right around the corner from the gun show. They fuck up my sandwich. Serves me right for buying morning of. Fuck me to tears. I start loading into the show and the entire front of the building is set up with crowd control barriers and it takes me an extra 40 minutes to thread the needle of my hand truck and loadout. I get the table setup as fast as I can and by 9AM the doors are open and we are off to the races. I will do hour blocks instead of my previous play by play for simplicity.
9AM: Right out the gate I have people asking me for Sig 365's. I have a used one with three mags and a holster I have tagged at $650. The guy asks me if I can do any better. I ask him if he's feeling lucky. I run the 4473 bet with him.
He fills out the form straight on the first shot, no corrections - and he gives me $650, he gets $50 back with his ID.
If there's a correction to be made, I keep half a yard. He says its a bet. He loses.
As I write that up at $650, I have another guy snag a regular 365 for $700. Both their background checks clear quickly.
The morning is not off to a bad start, I think to myself. I'm about to be proven wrong massively.
One of my old friends from high school asked me to liquidate some of his collection and I told him that I would selectively cherry pick some stuff and haul it to the show since I didn't want to commit large amounts of table space for other people's guns. He's got a super clean Century M70 underfolder. It's clean even by century standards but I don't want to buy that gun.
I have it out on the table and an old romanian guy starts checking it out.
1: What country is this from?
FC: I'm not a big AK guy, it's a century so I'm guessing maybe yugoslavia or maybe romania - I don't think that its a bulgarian one, but you're welcome to take a look
1: Does it say cugir?
FC: It does not
1: How do you know it does not say cugir?
FC: I can see the side of it it does not say that
1: Where does it not say?
FC: If you look at the side of the receiver, Century has shitty electropencil that is parkerized over that you can barely read
1: Do you have some oil I can put on there to rub on it so I can read it?
FC: Look, I'll read it. What do you want to know?
1: Does it say cugir?
FC: it does not.
1: What does it say?
FC: Century M70 AB2 7.62 x 39 Georgia Vermont
1: it does not say cugir? I am romanian if it says cugir is romanian
FC: It does not say that
1: Come on then make me a deal!
(1 taps the price tag marked at $850)
FC: It's the first 20 minutes of the show, I'm not making anything on the deal it's a favor for a friend of mine. I think that gun sells down here for top dollar.
1: I give you 600 cash
FC: Come see me at the end of the show maybe I'll be amenable to discounting but not this early
1: You know problem with topcover right?
(FC looks at topcover, it's slightly off from the hole and detent. Why? IT'S A CENTURY! WHAT DID YOU FUCKING EXPECT?!?! The care and attention to detail that only Jim Fuller from Rifle Dynamics or maybe a Bulgarian Arsenal offers? Fuck you.)
FC: This gun is gonna sell this weekend as is where is, even if you think it's not right.
1: Come on make me deal!
FC: I don't negotiate with terrorists or people spending under $10k. This ain't over $10k.
1: I have cash!
FC: Got $850? We'll write it up right now.
(1 walks away and comes back 3 minutes later)
1, while holding a wad of cash: Come on make me a deal!
FC: What's your offer?
1: I will go $700
FC: Come see me at the end of the show on Sunday and I'll see what I can do.
(1 gets yelled at by the county exhibition authority for not wearing a face mask correctly and he adamantly refuses to adjust his mask and starts a full blown screaming match with the poor county employee who VERY politely asked him to wear his face mask properly. As he is engaged in this animated debate, two individuals who I will call 2 and 3 show up. 2 and 3 want the underfolder AK. 2 and 3 are what we would call hip hop/droopy jean enthusiasts, their dialogue is presented word for word without adjustment. They were dropping the hard r, not me so please don't call me names for reporting the truth.)
2: ohhhhh snapppp this is what I came here lookin for!
3: damn nigga thats a straight up choppa right there you should buy that
1: HEY I WAS HERE FIRST I AM MAKING DEAL! BACK OFF!
FC: No, you walked away - these two gentlemen are here and now they're interested in that gun and I'm giving them my time.
1: BUT I WAS HERE FIRST HOLDING CASH!
2: back off nigga I'm here to check out stuff motherfucker i'm gonna mess you up
3: yeah man back the fuck off before my nigga messes you up god damn shieeeeeeit
1: I AM HERE! HOLDING CASH! YOU GOING TO DO BUSINESS WITH ME?
FC: You walked away. This is what happens when you walk away. It's their turn......
1: BUT I AM HERE WE ARE MAKING DEAL
(FC does an ACTUAL facepalm and presses his forehead and feels a headache beginning. A deep sigh)
FC: You two.....you're killing me here.
1: I WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF MAKING DEAL AND YOU DON'T WANT TO DEAL!
FC: You want to see deal? I'll show you deal!
(FC grabs AK from the hip hop enthusiasts and looks right at them while holding an order pad in right hand and rifle in other)
FC: You got $750 cash?
2: nigga I got $750 cash right here (pulls out wad of 100's)
3: oh shit that guy gonna get fuckin SWOOPED
FC: You want me to write this up right now? $750 cash. And I'll throw in 4 mags (I pull out 4 mags loaded with x39 brown bear)
2: I GET THE MAGS AND THE AMMO FOR THAT PRICE? FUCK NIGGA YOU GOT A DEAL! (he counts out $800 in c-notes and drops his ID on the table)
FC: You got yourself a rifle.
(I look back at angry romanian)
FC: That's a deal. You passed. Move faster next time.
1: I AM STANDING HERE! HOLDING CASH!
(1 throws down a stack of cash on the table, some falls behind on my table. I pick it back up and place it on his stack)
FC: You dropped some back here, don't want you thinking I shorted you or stole your money. I've got to write up these gentlemen, we're here until 5 today if you need anything else
1: (shouts at me in angry romanian while gesticulating like George Costanza complaining to Elaine about taking credit for the big salad)
FC: I'm sorry about that guy, he's got some issues. That man needs therapy not another gun
2: all good nigga all good that mofo gonna get his ass beat someday
FC: Today I didn't even have to use my AK, I got to say it was a good day
3: sheeeeeit he knows ice cube! this nigga og!
FC: Catholic school for the win!
(we fist bump)
I piss off at least one person every show. Sometimes it's good to get it out of the way in the first hour, lets you concentrate on the bigger picture things.
Three down.
10AM: Guy points at a green Glock 43 and Glock 19 Gen 4 that I have. They're each tagged at $725. Cash comes out and I write up the sale. Three women in a row snag black Glock 43's from me at $700 each. We are cranking now!
Eight down before lunch. This is getting wild.
11AM: Colt Lightweight Commander - tagged at $1050. Sells for cash. Colt Combat Unit - tagged at $1450 Sells for cash. Glock 19 MOS Gen 4 - tagged at $825. Sells for cash. Two of them back to back. Gen 4 straight 19 tagged at 775 sells on Amex. Background checks begin to start bogging down.
Thirteen down before I can even touch my sammich.
12PM: I write up three ruger LCP's in a row at $300 each. I eat half my sandwich as I sell a Kel Tec Sub 2000 at $825. Springfield Hellcat tagged at $735 goes out on a mastercharge.
Eighteen before I'm done with lunch. Sheeeeit.
1PM: My old buddy Rusty Shackleford sends me some of his collection he does not want the hassle with selling. Three ugly as sin Glock 21's, three semi clean Glock 17's and two super like new 17's. 1PM is profitable as I manage to sell everything except for a 21 and 17. People are paying $650 for PD trade 21's and $700+ on trade in Glock 17's. Why? They're the only ones in the show. Not glocks in general, I mean 21's and 17's.
Twenty four down and I have yet to finish my sandwich.
2PM: I have an immigrant from another country come over and try to buy a gun. He's super patient waiting for me to finish with customers that DO NOT STOP. Springfield XD goes out at $600. That's 25. He hands me the clipboard and I immediately stop everything I'm doing and I look down at the form.
Not only has he forgotten 10A and 12.d.2 but he's put the city in the county box and answered the firearm is not for him and he's been convicted of misdemeanor DV. I sigh and hand the form back to him for corrections.
FC: Okay, what county are we in?
1: (names city)
FC: What COUNTY are we in?
1: oh! USA!
FC: What COUNTY is this city in?
1: (names city)
FC: We're in (names county)
1: Ohhhhh thats right
FC: Who's this gun for? You or someone else?
1: Me
FC: Is there any reason you've indicated you are NOT the actual purchaser?
1: Not good at reading the form I guess
FC: Strike out intiial and date the change
1: Okay
FC: Have you been convicted of a misdemanor crime of domestic violence?
1: No it was just a misdemeanor
FC: Is there a reason why you said "yes I have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence?"
1: oh man I screwed that up
FC: Initial and date the change
(He fixes the front of the form and signs on 14 and dates on 15. I turn the page. He's written his passport number expiration date in the ID field and indicated that NICS has denied him)
FC: Is there any reason you wrote your passport expiration date and number here?
1: Well I'm supposed to do that, right?
(FC points to line that says SECTION B MUST BE COMPLETED BY SELLER)
1: Oh man
FC: Is there any reason you checked DENIED on the NICS result box?
1: did I do that?
(FC points to the box where he's put a big bold X under DENIED)
1: Was I not supposed to do that?
(FC hands him another form to complete)
3PM: It is now over an hour to get this 4473 done. His wife and child have to help him with the form. I finish my sammich as I look at the front of his form and it is still marked "firearm is being purchased for someone not me" and he has to correct it. I turn the page. The date is marked 9/8/2020.
FC: What day is today?
1: Saturday
FC: No I mean what day is today, what calendar day?
(1 pulls out his phone)
1: Oh. You want me to do another form?
FC: No, strike out using a single line. And using WORDS - write the date.
1: gotcha
(FC looks down at the form. the date is struck out using a single line. It now reads in words SATURDAY 9/8/2020)
FC: What day is it?
1: It's saturday.
FC: Saturday the.........
1: Fifteeenth?
FC: Then explain why this says 9/8/2020?
1: Oh man you want me to do another form?
FC: Just fill it out using WORDS AS THE DATE - MONTH/DAY/YEAR
1: okay I got you
(FC hands the form back for correction)
1: I got it now! Man was that hard!
(FC looks down at the form. SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8 2020)
FC: Take out your phone
(1 takes out his phone and presses the home button)
FC: Look at the date. What does it say and look at what you wrote.
1: Oh man
FC: Is it possible for us to get the correct date?
1: Yeah man I'm so sorry....
FC: Take out your phone and write out the date in letters and words EXACTLY AS YOUR PHONE DISPLAYS IT
1: Okay I can do that
(FC looks down at the form. 3:23 SATURDAY AUGUST 15. Fuck it, this is as good as it gets.)
FC: Close enough. Give me your ID.
(I write up my last Glock 19. It's tagged at $825. He pays cash without blinking.)
I mean, I've seen some shit but WOWWWW.
That's 26.
4PM: The rest of my glocks fly off the table. NIB Glock 36 - tagged at $725, gone. NIB Glock 30SF, tagged at $700, gone. NIB Glock 30, tagged at $700, gone. The only thing left on the table are 17 Gen 5 MOS's at $875 and 43X's at $775 and 44's at $400. That's 29 by 4PM. One guy does not have current ID so I have him go on the fish and game website on his phone and get a fishing license that gets me his up to date address. After 20 minutes he emails me a screencap and he's on his way home with his Glock 30.
5PM: Time to go home! I drop a stack of guns off at the local dealer for transfer on my way out the door and I make it home just before 7PM after stopping at the grocery to pick up dinner. I have a platter of fried chicken and mac and cheese. It is delicious. I get to bed early, tomorrow is going to be a long fucking day.
Sunday August 16th
737AM. I wake up and get my ass to my desk. I need to replenish some of the table. I grab stacks of more guns and get them loaded up and I swing by the grocery store deli on the way to the show. It's 8AM and they are out of bread. As in the bakery has not baked them any bread for sandwiches. For fucks sake. They make me a wrap instead. And they make it WRONG. I am not happy.
10AM: Get to the show and uncover my tables and get cranking. A millennial wants a Ruger LC380 and her fucking debit card does not work. This is why you bring cash to gun shows. It's fucking useless when technology fails AND YOU HAVE NO BACKUP. She transfers money from wells fargo to her boyfriends account at chase and he tries to use the ATM to get her cash. No dice. I swear to jebus, if you take debit cards away from this generation all of them will starve to death and die alone. Gun number 30 for the weekend is hard fought but it's done.
11AM: Crank off a Sig 1911 for a guy. He sends a stand in to pick it up for him since his son is exempt from waiting period but he isn't. It goes like this.
1: I'm gonna buy this gun instead
FC: why?
1: that's none of your business
FC: Yes it is. Purchase of firearm with intent to resell is unlawful
1: What I do with the gun after I get it, if I want to sell it to my dad is my business not yours
FC: No dice. Take a hike
Dad: Lets just do it his way, he wants to give it to the other dealer that's what we'll do. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
I write up 31 for the weekend. My jack sack is full of cash.
12PM: I got a guy come over, former law enforcement wanting to buy his kid a gun. He wants to do the paperwork and pay me and the gun is for his kid. I say if the gun is for the kid, he needs to do it. I shake off the forms and get the kid on the clipboard and everything goes smooth and I rack up a sale for a trade in FN FNS. That's 32.
1PM: Old school NYPD beat cop comes over wanting a deal on a springfield 1911 Long Beach Operator
1: They're 1911's! They're not popular anymore! Make me a deal!
FC: ANYTHING with a barrel and a trigger is popular right now. Best deal you're getting is on the tag, which is 1250 plus tax and call in that puts you right near 1350.
1: Come on, hook a brother up!
FC: That's the rate on everything, we're selling it out as fast as we can get it! Excuse me as I help these other people......
2PM: Lady comes by and says she wants a shield EZ. I ask her why. She says her man and her firearm instructor says she cant rack the slide. I pick up a Sig 220 off the table and tell her to show me. She racks the slide. I ask her how does it feel to rack a slide properly? She spends the rest of the day wondering why they lied to her. Another lady asks me for suggestions for a first gun. I ask her what she's shot before. Answer: Nothing. She cannot rent guns and try them out because every range is booked for firearm rentals for the next 2 months out. Yeah.........
Brooklyn 99 comes back over and taps on the LB operator
1: Come on man, hook a brother up!
FC: That's the price, the LB operators are a sexy gun and they're not coming out of the warehouse very often
1: Come on brother! I'm just looking for a deal! How about 1200 all in?
FC: Cash or card?
1: Card
FC: No dice.
1: Come on brother! (more pleading for a discount)
At this point the crowd at the table has heard this guy trying to get a discount for a few minutes and I've had enough.
FC: Let me ask you a question
1: Sure thing
FC: Do you have pictures of my nephews on your phone?
1: No
FC: Did you spend thanksgiving dinner at my house?
1: No
FC: Are you a named beneficiary on my will?
1: No
FC: Then guess what? You're not my brother. Hell, without your money you're not even my customer.
You could hear the snickers from the peanut gallery as I gave the guy a dressing down. I wasn't about to let him off the hook. I still had an out in the deck to play and I was going to use it.
FC: Now, if you want this gun - you want it at a discount, I respect that. Here's what I"ll do. You feeling lucky?
1: Always!
FC: Here's the clipboard. Give me a straight form, no strike outs, no errors, no mistakes, NOTHING that needs correction - I'll give it to you for 1200 on a card flat. I hand the pen back to you to fix something, I write it at 1400 all in. $200's the action, you in or you out?
1: getoutttahere
FC: I'm serious. You want the discount, get the form right and you got what you want. If there's even one error, I keep the two bills.
1: It's a bet! Lets go! I've done this hundreds of times without a problem!
I hand him the clipboard and he starts filling out the form. The peanut gallery is now fervently watching for the results as if it were not already a foregone conclusion. The fans had no idea but they were watching a fixed horse race. My dealer neighbor at the next table over chimes in.
Neighbor: hey, are you seriously taking action?
FC: ALWAYS!
Neighbor: What's the money?
FC: two bucks
Neighbor: High stakes!
FC: You haven't seen high stakes yet.
Neighbor: You're a character. I'm glad that romanian guy didn't get that rifle yesterday, he was such a pain in the ass. Like even I was annoyed by it and it wasn't even my stuff.
FC: I know, right? You snooze, you lose.
Neighbor: But really, can I get in on the 4473 bet?
FC: You can take the bookmaker out of the catholic school but.....
NYPD: I'm all done! Lets see my new $1200 gun!
(I pick up the forms and his ID and credit card and look at the forms. 12.d.2. is blank. I hand pen back to him and point at 12.d.2.)
FC: Forgot 12.d.2. That's $1400 on your Amex, sign here.
NYPD: MOTHERFUCKER THAT WASN'T ON THERE LAST TIME!
FC: When was the last time you filled out that form?
NYPD: 2012
FC: That's why. Here's your new gun, thank you for your action.
Neighbor: How often does that bet win?
FC: My house edge on that bet is 100%.
Neighbor: Shit. That's fucking hilarious. Now I know how you got that watch. I just picked up a 50th anniversary sub myself (he shows me his sub and we rap about horology for a bit.)
33 down.
3PM: ONE HOUR TO GO! I write up a shield 2.0 9mm for a lady and her hubs for $650. One lady gets unhinged when I tell her she's not going to get her gun today on account of background check volume. She starts terrorizing me with WHY CANT I GET MY GUN TODAY?!?!?!??!?! This isn't dealing with Al-Quaeda, this is Al-Karen. Last minute sale 10 minutes before the show closes cleans me out of Ruger LC9's tagged at $450. 35 down. One guy snags a Glock 43X from me for $775.
36 for the weekend makes me a happy boy. I look at all the sales in cash and credit cards and I've booked quite the fat stack of cash. I've done a month's worth of business in TWO DAYS.
4PM: Show is closed. I start packing up. The dealer across from me has Gen 5 Glock 34's tagged at $1000, 9mm at $575/thousand and 380 at $750/thousand. We rap about the state of the industry. It's just gonna get worse closer to the election. I pack up and get all my stuff loaded up.
530PM: Homeward bound........I wish I was........HOMEWARD BOUND..............
730PM: I get back to my desk and dump off a fucking STACK of 4473's. I make a bank drop for the cash and I unload and head back home. I'm starving, so I decide to have the deli re-make their culinary abortion of a wrap.
8PM: The deli is out of bread AGAIN. Are you fucking kidding me? The deli is out of bread at 8AM and 8PM? What is this bullshit..... the deli clerk takes an entire loaf of italian sandwich bread and uses it to make me a single sandwich. My colon is about to hate me. I'm waiting in line to have the cashier comp me as I see a big tall gun guy from the gun club walk in. I yell and wave since I'm wearing a mask and he comes over.
815PM: Tim O'Toole is a big giant irish gun nut criminal defense attorney that I know from the gun club. He is an aggressive and in your face about how wrong you are if you are wrong and at 6'6" he cuts an imposing presence on any courtroom he walks into. He's just bought a house in my neighborhood and we start chatting guns. He asks me if I have a Glock 17 Gen 3 9mm barrel for his latest build and I tell him that I've probably got 3 sitting on my desk. I jump on my phone and check pricing. Wholesale + $5 for him since he helps out a lot out at the gun club and he says it's a deal. He goes and gets groceries and I eat my meat tornado of a sandwich at home.
Monday August 17th
10AM: Tim comes by right on time for his barrel and asks what else I have. I have a Glock 43 come off layaway and go back into rotation and he snaps up that and a 43X and a whole litany of extra parts, glock 17 gen 3 firing pin, channel liner, trigger bars, extra mags, etc. My 1 item sale I set up in line at the grocery store is now a 15 item $2500 sale. And he wants even more stuff that I can't get! We rap about the best legal film ever made, My Cousin Vinny. He gets every judge to approve his demand to videotape depositions and witness statements. Why? "I shot the clerk" - you have to watch the movie to understand this reference. Every time a judge asks him why he wants it on tape he simply says "I shot the clerk" and since we are in the deep south and every judge that's been stuck in the Louisiana mud knows the film My Cousin Vinny, his motion is approved. I laughed my ass off. I told him I was very much looking forward to regaling the federal judge with some witty banter that went along the lines of "the two utes" and he laughed his ass off. I really wanted to pull that stunt.
11AM: Lady comes in to pick up a layway and she can't fill out the 4473 and wear a mask at the same time. She also cannot stop talking. She drives me nuts but I hold it together long enough to get her stuff worked up. She also asks me to get her a Glock 23 Gen 4. I tell her it won't be cheap and it's probably going to set her back $850 by the time I beat the bushes and line one up. She says no problem, Visa okay? Done. I get a Glock 23 Gen 4 off one of my dealer buddies in NC and get it squared away.
12PM: Lunctime. It's Salmon Hollandaise special at this new market just down the road from me and I stop in and say hi. It's like a small version of Eataly. I went to high school with the owners daughters and he's got 5 million bucks into this concept. Wine bar, cafe, grocery, NY bagels delivered daily, ramen bar, raw bar, restaurant, the whole 9 yards. Amazing. The fish is delish and on the way out I run into a guy I went to ELEMENTARY school with that's now the general manager. He offers me a job managing the seafood department and I am seriously considering it given how screwed up the gun market is.
1PM: Back at my desk, have eaten the salmon and the hollandaise has found a home in my thighs. I am fat and sassy. I sell the remaning 380 I have to a customer picking up a Sig P238 and she's super stoked to get a gun.
2PM: Random walk in. Local restaurant owner that I sold a Sig 227 to a few months ago wants me to put in an SRT kit. He's disassembled the entire frame and wants me to put it togther. I explain that an SRT install is normally 5 minutes. This is easily a 45 minute job to reassemble and that's IF he has all the parts. He says he has all the parts. I begin putting the gun back together. He does not have all the parts. He goes home and says he will look harder for the missing part.
3PM: I look online for the missing part. It's $5 and 4 weeks to ship and in stock at most vendors. This sucks. I call some favors and I know of one in the mid atlantic area I can get here in a week in case he can't find it. As I get off the phone he walks in with the missing part.
Just an FYI for the readers. In ten years, I have had "bag o gun" come through the door on three previous occasions.
First: Sig 229 from local PD. Chief took it apart, couldn't put it back together. Had no backup gun and had to go on duty in a few hours, I was asked to put it together.
Second: My buddy Bruce in PA. He detail stripped his 220 and got it wrong. I put it back together and sent it back to PA.
Third: Rusty and his 226. See above. He missed some parts. I put it back together and sent it back to Texas.
If anyone thinks they see a pattern here it's because there IS a pattern here.
I start work on the 227 and this thing is a bitch and a half. The ejector, which is a 25 cent stamped metal part is not to spec. Sig's QC sucks. Their 3mm hole PRECISELY stamped in one place isn't 3mm and isn't precise. The sear pin that has to go through the left side of the frame, through the ejector, through the left side of the sear, through the sear reset spring, through the other side of the sear, through the safety lever and through the right side of the frame is NOT COOOPERATING because the ejector is too tight. I have to beat on this thing with a drilling hammer to get it to go. 45 minutes of anger and frustration later, 227 is back in action with the garbage one piece E2 grips.
For this pain, I bill $100. He tells me he should have had me do it in the first place. I say he's right but it's a tough job doing Sig classic pistols right. They're a very challenging platform.
4PM: I ship off some more 5.56 brass and pay my buddy Ray. I head home.
5PM: Beef jerky time.
I hope you all enjoyed these stories. They have not been embellished because they need no embellishment. Stay tuned for my next story where I post about the state of the firearm industry!
God bless and have a wonderful Saturday.
PS - and this is how you do a "week in the life" thread, you fucking imposter. https://www.reddit.com/guns/comments/i759qj/a_week_in_the_life_of_your_favorite_firearm/
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2020.06.04 17:08 ChildfreeFamily Help fact-checking a list of well known Childfree people

I'm compiling a list of childfree people for a blog. I have found a few lists online (which have been helpful). But in some cases they were not up-to-date. A person may have had children since being added to their list (example: I had to remove George Clooney who appeared on a number of lists). Or there might be some people missing who should be on the list.
If you have a moment to scan the list and let me know of any other errors or omissions it would be appreciated.
It has been fun working on this list. A few people on it surprised me. Thanks again for any help.
\Edit for clarification: the term "childfree", in the sense of this list, will be in regards to people who never had a child from a live birth, fostered a child, adopted a child, or was a step-parent.*

Herbert Samuel Adams – Sculptor
Charles Addams – Cartoonist (The New Yorker)
Jane Addams - Social Worker, Political Activist, Co-Founder of the ACLU, & Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Nancy Addison – Actress
Louisa May Alcott – Author
Cynthia May Westover Alden – Author, Philanthropist
Grover Cleveland Alexander – Baseball Player
Suzy Allegra – Author
Marty Allen – Comedian
John Murray Anderson – Musical Theatre Producer
Laurie Anderson – Performance Artist
Marian Anderson – Concert Singer
Louis Andriessen – Composer
Jennifer Aniston – Actress
Susan B. Anthony – Womans’ Suffragist
Samuel Appleton – Politician, Philanthropist
Geoffrey Arend - Actor
Louis Armstrong – Musician (Contested: The Louis Armstrong Museum states he had no children, but in 2012 Sharon Preston-Folta has claimed to be his daughter from Lucille “Sweets” Preston, a dancer at the New York Cotton Club)
Boris Artzybasheff – Artist
Dorothy Arzner – Film Director
Dr. Robert C. Atkins – Diet Doctor, Author, Creator of the Atkins Diet
V.C. Andrews – Author
Jane Austen – Author
Max Baer Jr. – Actor
Francis Bacon – Politician, Philosopher, Scientist
Florence Bailey – Author, Naturalist, Ornithologist
Tallulah Bankhead – Actress
Abdullah al-Baradouni – Yemeni Poet
Bob Barker – Game Show Host
Joe Barr – Canadian Politician
Lynda Barry – Cartoonist
Clara Barton - Nurse, Humanitarian, Founder and First President of the American Red Cross
Kathy Bates – Actress
Jaya Battacharya – Actress
King Baudouin – King of Belgium
Samuel Beckett – Author, Playwright, Poet
Ludwig Van Beethoven – Composer
Joe Besser – Actor
Isabella Bird – Author
Jacqueline Bisset – Actress
Lewis Black – Comedian
Eubie Blake – Musician, Composer
William Blake – Artist
Brenda Blethyn – Actress
Marc Blitzstein – Composer, Dramatist
Baroness Karen Blixen – Author
Rosa Bonheur – French Painter and Sculptor
Pierre Bonnard – Artist
William Edgar Borah – Politician
Lara Flynn Boyle – Actress
Georges Brassens – Singer
Alison Brie – Actress
Joe Bob Briggs aka John Bloom – Author, Movie Critic
Raymond Briggs – Children’s Book Author
Poppy Z. Brite – Author
Anne Bronte – Author
Louise Brooks – Actress
Helen Gurley Brown – Feminist, Editor
Reno Browne – Actress, Equestrian
Delta Burke – Actress
Kathy Burke - Actress, Comedian
James Buchanan – 15th U.S. President
Pat Buchanan – Politician, Presidential Candidate
James Burke – Creator of the PBS Series “Connections”, Scientific American columnist
Raymond Burr – Actor
Caryl Lee Burroughs – Hollywood Animal Trainer
Leo Buscaglia – Author
Brett Butler – Actress, Comedian
Julia Cameron – Director
Phyllis Carlyle – Film Producer
Dora Carrington – Bloomsbury Artist
Laura Carroll – Author
Mary Casatt – Artist
Roger Casement – Irish Patriot
Nina Cassian – Poet
Barbara Castle – British Politician
Kim Cattrall – Actress
Mary Chapin Carpenter – Singer, Songwriter
Rosamond Halsey Carr – Founder of Rwanda’s Imbabazi Orphanage, Author, Fashion Designer
Richard Chamberlain – Actor
Coco Chanel – Fashion Designer (Contested: Following her elder sister’s suicide, she looked after her son)
Stockard Channing – Actress
RuPaul Andre Charles - Drag Performer, TV Personality
Judy Chicago – Artist
Margaret Cho – Comedian
Julia Child – Professional Chef, Cookbook Author
Helen Clark – New Zealand Prime Minister
Patricia Clarkson – Actress
Dorothy Clewes – Children’s Book Author
Imogene Coca – Actress
Claudette Colbert – Actress
Billy Collins – U.S. Poet Laureate
C. Collodi – Author
William Conrad – Actor
Frances Conroy – Actress
Storm Constantine – Fantasy Writer
Jill Ker Conway – Author, first woman President of Smith College
Anne Cool – Canadian Senator
Pat Coombs – Actress
Copernicus – Scientist
John Corbett – Actor
Joseph Cornell – Artist and Creator of the Cornell Box
Ann Coulter – Political Commentator
Alec Sadler Craig – Australian Politician, Philanthropist
Quentin Crisp – Author, Actor
Tim Curry – Actor
Charlotte Curtis – First woman on the masthead of The New York Times
Patrika Darbo – Actress
Simone de Beauvoir – Author
Mahmoud Darwish – Palestinian Poet
Leonardo Da Vinci – Artist
Gray Davis – Governor of California
Ellen Degeneres – Comedian
Jeffery Deaver – Author
Eugene Victor Debs – Activist
Bessie and Sadie Delaney – Authors
Dana Delany – Actress
Don DeLillo – Author
Del Rubio Triplets – Musical Group
Bo Derek – Actress
Rene Descartes – Philosopher
Portia De Rossi – Actress
Emily Dickinson – Poet
Benjamin Disraeli – Politician, Author
Steve Ditko – Cartoonist, co-creator of the Spider-Man Comics
Dorothea Dix – Educator, writer, philanthropist
Hannah Dobryn – Author
Tamara Dobson – Actress
Richard Donner – Film Director
Lauren Shuler Donner – Film Producer
Lizzie Douglas aka Memphis Minnie- Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter
Marjory Stoneman Douglas – Environmentalist, Founder of Friends of the Everglades
Maureen Dowd – Columnist, Pulitzer Prize winner
Sir George Downing – Founder of Downing College, Cambridge, England
Gabriel Dumont – Native American Tribal Leader
Lena Dunham - Actress, Director, Producer
Francis Drake – Explorer
Fran Drescher – Actress
Esther Dyson – Author, Internet Expert
Amelia Earhart – Aviator
Deborah Eisenberg – Author
Liubov Egorova – Dancer
Anita Ekberg – Actress
T.S. Eliot – Poet
Havelock Ellis – Psychologist, Author
Tracee Ellis Ross – Actress
Harlan Ellison – Author
Elizabeth I – Queen of England
Joan Elm – Canadian Politician, Community Activist
Bonnie Erbé – PBS Commentator and Columnist
Dame Edith Evans – British Film and Stage Actress
Linda Evans – Actress
Rupert Everett – Actor
Anne Ewers – CEO of the Utah Symphony & Opera
Jane Fallon – Author
Chow Yun-Fat – Actor
Barbara Feldon – Actress
Pamelyn Ferdin – Actress
Ralph Fiennes – Actor
Lynn Fontanne – Actress
Margot Fonteyn – British Ballerina
Juliana Rieser Force – Whitney Museum Director
Richard Ford – Author, Editor of Granta
Margaretta Forten – Abolitionist
Dian Fossey – Anthropologist
Janet Frame – Poet
Felix Frankfurter – Supreme Court Justice
Tanya Franks – Actress
William Frawley – Actor
Frank Frazetta – Artist
Alice Freeman – First woman to be President of a liberal arts college, (Wellesley), helped establish the University of Chicago.
Elsie Freund – Artist, Jewelry Designer
Louis Freund – Artist
Robert Fripp – Composer, Musician
Stephen Fry - Actor, Comedian
Eva Gabor – Actress
Magda Gabor – Actress
Maxwell Gage – Noted New Zealand Geologist
Diamanda Galas – Singer
Tess Gallagher – Author
Paul William Gallico – Author
Janeane Garofalo – Actress, Comedian
Greta Garbo – Actress
Ava Gardner – Actress
Henry Garfiled aka Henry Rollins - Musician (Black Flag, Rollins Band)
Greer Garson – Actress
Gloria Gaynor – Singer
Anthony Geary – Soap Opera Actor
Ricky Gervais – Comedian
William Schwenck Gilbert – Composer for Gilbert & Sullivan
Althea Gibson – Athlete
Dorothy Gish – Actress
Lillian Gish – Actress
Katharine Bruce Glasier – Author
Susan Glaspell – Playwright
Sharon Gless – Actress
Crispin Glover – Actor
Christoph Willibald Gluck – Composer
Paulette Goddard – Actress
Robert Hutchings Goddard – Physicist
Kurt Godel – Author
Alexander Godunov – Actor, Dancer
Stephen Goldin – Author
Emma Goldman – Activist, Feminist
Valeria Golino – Actress
Jan Goodwin – Author, Travel Writer
Edward Gorey – Artist
Lotte Goslar – Dancer
Lauren Graham - Actress (Contested - Her long-term partner has a child.)
Martha Graham – Choreographer
Cecil Green – Former CEO of Texas Instruments, Philanthropist
Johnny Green – Musician
Gael Greene – Food Critic, Author
Baroness Susan Greenfield – Director of the Royal Institution, Professor of Synaptic Pharmacology at Oxford University, Neurologist
John Robert Gregg – Inventor of the Gregg Shorthand Method, Publisher
Joyce Grenfell – British Actress
Nanci Griffith – Singer, Songwriter
Martha Griffiths – First Female Michigan Lieutenant Governor
Terry Gross – NPR Host
James Grout – Actor
Mabel Dole Haden – Former President of NABWA
Catherine Hakim – British Sociologist
Daryl Hall – Singer, Musician (Hall & Oates)
Jon Hamm - Actor
Celia Hammond – Former Model and Animal Activist
Lionel Hampton – Musician
Georg Friedrich Handel – Composer
Chelsea Handler - Comedian
Howard Harold Hanson – Pulitzer-Prize Winning Composer
Setsuko Hara – Japanese Actress
Warren Gamaliel Harding – 29th U.S. President
E Chambré Hardman – Photographer
Jean Harlow - Actress
Debbie Harry – Singer (Blondie)
Alex Heard – Author
Sir Edward Heath - Politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Susan Helms – Astronaut
Christina Hendricks - Actress, Model
Adrian Henri – Poet, Painter
Marguerite Henry – Children’s Book Author
Katherine Hepburn – Actress
Milton S. Hershey – Founder of the Hershey Chocolate Company
Lorena Hickok – AP Political Reporter
Taiko Hirabayashi – Author
Nicole Hollander – Cartoonist
Thelma Holt – Actress, Theatre Producer
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. – Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (USA)
Grace Murray Hopper – Computer Scientist
Rima Horton - Politician
Soad Hosni – Egyptian Actress
Lila Kedrova Howard – Actress
Mick Hucknall – Singer
Howard Hughes - American Business Magnate, Investor, Pilot, Engineer, Film Director, Philanthropist
Bonnie Hunt – Actress
Kristin Hunter – Children’s Book Author
Lauren Hutton – Actress, Model
Patricia Ireland – President of the National Organization for Women, NOW
George J. Irbe – Creator of the Great Lakes water temperature climatology
John A. “Jack” Jackson – Philanthropist, Oilman
Tove Jansson – Children’s Book Author
Randall Jarrell – Poet
Anna Jarvis – the “Founder of Mother’s Day”
Joan of Arc – Christian Saint
Jack Johnson – First African-American to win the heavyweight boxing championship of the world.
Margaret Johnston – Actress
Martin and Osa Johnson – Authors, Photographers, explorers, and naturalists.
Richard Mentor Johnson – U.S. Vice-President
Samuel Johnson – Author, Editor
William Hugh Johnston – Labor Leader
Carolyn Jones – Actress
Renee Jones – Actress
Spike Jonze – Film Director
Ashley Judd – Actress, Activist
Madeline Kahn – Actress
Immanuel Kant – Philosopher
Julie Kavner – Actress
Nikos Kazantzakis – Author
Odette Keene – Musician
Helen Keller – Author
Joyce Kennard – Judge
Joe Kernan – Politician
Maynard Keynes – Economist, Founder of the Vic-Wells Ballet, Financed the Arts Theatre in Cambridge, England
King Louis XVI – King of France
William Lyon MacKenzie King – Former Canadian Prime Minister
William Rufus King – U.S. Vice-President
Robert Kiyosaki – Author
Caroline Knapp – Author
Aleksandra Kollontai – Author
Dean Koontz – Author
Tadeusz Kościuszko – Polish Patriot
Jerzy Kosinski – Author
Jonathan Kozol – Author, Activist
Lee Krasner – Artist
Albert Kroc – Co-Developer of McDonald’s Fast Food Chain
Henry Richardson Labouisse – Diplomat, Former Head of UNICEF
Karl Lagerfeld - Fashion Designer
Princess Lakshmi – Indian Princess
Elsa Lanchester – Actress
Philip Larkin – Author, Poet
Charles Laughton – Actor, Director
Dan Lauria – Actor
Frank John Lausche – Politician
Tom Lehrer – Singer, Musician
Jay Leno – TV Host
Richard Lewis – Comedian
Lyn Lifshin – Poet
Queen Liliuokalani – Queen of Hawaii
Siân Lloyd – Weather Broadcaster
Carole Lombard – Actress
Jack Lord – Actor
Pauline Lord – Actress
Patty Loveless – Singer
Alfred Lunt – Actor
John Lyon – Philanthropist, Regarded as the Founder of The Great Public School Of Harrow
Rose McClendon – Actress
Robert McCormick – Former Owner of the Chicago Tribune
Mary Jackson McCrorey – Politician, Activist
Hattie McDaniel – Actress
Roddy McDowall – Actor, Photographer
Odd McIntyre – Newspaper Columnist
Ian McKellen – Actor
Kristy McNichol – Actress
Janet McTeer – Actress
Christine McVie – Singer, Songwriter (Fleetwood Mac)
Dora Maar – Photographer
René Magritte – Artist
Bill Maher – TV Personality
Katherine Mansfield – Author
Shirley Manson – Singer
Vito Anthony Marcantonio – Politician
Francesca Marciano – Actress
Miriam Margoyles – Actress
Mary Ellen Mark – Award-Winning Photographer
William III & Mary II of England – King & Queen of England, Ireland, and Scotland
Bobbie Ann Mason – Children’s Book Author
Mari Matsunaga – Creator of i-mode, Named One of the Top 25 Tech Women of the Web
Theresa May - Politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Giuseppe Mazzini – Italian Patriot
Fradique de Menezes – President of Sao Tome and Principe
Melina Mercouri – Greek Actress
Freddie Mercury – Musician
Angela Merkel – German Chancellor
George Michael – Musician
Oscar Micheaux – Film Director, Producer, Author
Edna St. Vincent Millay – Poet
Alley Mills – Actress
Brenda Milner – Renowned Professor of Neuro-Psychology: Mcgill’s Faculty Of Medicine And At The Montreal Neurological Institute
Kylie Minogue - Singer
Helen Mirren – Actress
Margaret Mitchell – Author
Eugenio Montale – Nobel Prize Winner, Poet, Author, Editor, Translator
Vicki Moore – Spanish Animal Rights Philanthropist
John Morgan – Founder of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, and Medical Director of the Continental Army
Lady Morgan (Sydney Owenson) – Author
Morrissey – Musician
Rob Morse – Columnist (San Francisco Chronicle)
Marjorie “Mo” Mowlam – Britain’s Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
John Mulaney – Comedian
Annamarie Tendler Mulaney – Artist
Diana Muldaur – Actress
Megan Mullally - Actress
Ona Munson – Actress
Haruki Murakami – Author
Iris Murdoch – Author
Mikayil Mushfig – Poet
Modest Mussorgsky – Composer
Kanagarajah Muthiah – Tamil Activist
Ralph Nader – Activist
Taslima Nasrin – Author
Alla Nazimova – Actress
Noel Neill – Actress
Bebe Neuwirth – Actress
Sir Isaac Newton – Scientist
Stevie Nicks – Singer (Fleetwood Mac)
Friedrich Nietzsche – Philosopher
Florence Nightingale – Nurse
Ursula Nordstrom – Children’s Book Editor
Jessye Norman – Opera Singer
Kim Novak – Actress
Rudolph Nureyev – Dancer
Anita O’Day – Jazz Singer
Georgia O’Keeffe – Artist
Frederick D. O’Neal – Actor, Playwright
Joyce Carol Oates – Author
Nick Offerman - Actor
Sandra Oh - Actress
Claire Parker – Director, Animator
Dorothy Parker – Author
Suzanne-Lori Parks – Playwright
Rosa Parks – Activist
Dolly Parton – Singer, Actress
Julia Pascal – Playwright
Ann Patchett – Author
Alicia Patterson – Editor
Wolfgang Pauli – Physicist
Linus Pauling – Winner of Nobel Prizes in Chemistry and Peace
Sarah Paulson – Actress
Michelle Paver – Author
Anna Pavlova – Dancer
Molly Peacock – Poet, President Emerita of the Poetry Society of America
Minnie Pearl – Singer
Samuel Pepys – Author
Matthew Perry - Actor
Bernadette Peters – Actress
Jean Peters - Actress
Arthur Phillip – First British Administrator Sent to Australia
Wendell Phillips – Orator and Reformer
William Phillips – Co-founder and Editor of Partisan Review , Writer, Critic
Marge Piercy – Author, Poet
Plato – Philosopher
Martha Plimpton - Actress
Edgar Allan Poe – Author
Jackson Pollock – Artist
Katherine Ann Porter – Author
Parker Posey – Actress
Beatrix Potter – Children’s Book Author
Charles Edward Potter – Politician, Philanthropist, Administrator of the Cheboygan County Bureau of Social Aid
Joyce Purnick – Former New York Times Metro Editor, Journalist
Edna Purviance – Silent Movie Actress
Colin Quinn – Comedian
Robin Quivers – Radio Host
Raffi – Children’s Musician
Bonnie Raitt – Singer, Songwriter
Joey Ramone – Musician
Ayn Rand – Writer, Philosopher, Author
A. Philip Randolph – Politician
Jeanette Rankin – 1st Female US Representative
Man Ray – Artist
Rachel Ray – Celebrity Chef
Lou Reed – Singer, Musician
George Reeves – Actor
Frances Reid – Actress
Leni Riefenstahl – Filmmaker
Janet Reno – Former U.S. Attorney-General
Judith Resnick – Astronaut
Jennifer Rhodes – Actress
Condoleezza Rice – National Security Advisor
Cliff Richards – Musician
Miranda Richardson – Actress
Alan Rickman – Actor, Director
Elizabeth Riddell – Journalist
Sally Ride – First American Female Astronaut
Bridget Riley – Artist
John Ringling – Founder of Ringling Brothers Circus
Mary Roach - Author
Morgan Andrew Robertson – Author
Debbie Rochon – Actress
Norman Perceval Rockwell – Illustrator
Eric Rohmann – Author, Winner of the 2003 Caldecott Medal for Best Illustrated Children’s Book
Ginger Rogers – Actress
Richard Roeper – Film Reviewer, Chicago Sun-Times
Wilhelm Rontgen – Awarded the first Nobel Prize for Physics in 1901, discoverer of X-Rays
William Bruce Rose Jr. aka Axl Rose - Musician (Guns N' Roses)
Mickey Rourke – Actor, Boxer
Patricia Routledge – Actress
Joan Ruddock – Activist
John Ruskin – Author
Winona Ryder – Actress
Yves Saint-Laurent - Fashion Designer
Dr. Lee Salk – Child Psychologist
Renu Saluja – Indian Film Editor
Diana Sands – Actress
Aligi Sassu – Artist
John Sayles – Director
Jean-Paul Sartre – Existential Philosopher
Diane Sawyer – TV News Anchor
Rosika Schwimmer – Author, Activist
Ed and Thelma Schoenberger – Co-founders of the Indiana Flower & Patio Show
Ellen Browning Scripps – Newspaper Columnist, Philanthropist
Joel Schumacher – Film Director
Maurice Sendak – Children’s Book Author
George Bernard Shaw – Playwright
Lionel Shriver – Author
Sarah Silverman – Comedian, Actress
Michael Sinelnikoff – Actor
Siouxsie – Singer, Musician (Siouxsie and the Banshees)
Robert Smith – Singer, Musician (The Cure)
David Shogren – Bassist (Doobie Brothers)
Betty Smith – Author
Dodie Smith – Playwright, Author of The Hundred and One Dalmatians
Gladys Louise Smith aka Mary Pickford - Actress, Producer, Screenwriter, Businesswoman
Howard Worth Smith – Politician
Kate Smith – Singer
Lemony Snicket (Real Name: Daniel Handler) – Children’s Book Author
David Souter – Supreme Court Justice
Jill St. John – Actress
Mabel Stark – Female Tiger Trainer
Gertrude Stein – Author, Patron of the Arts
Victor Strauss – WWII Journalist
Gloria Steinem – Activist, Writer
Maria W. Stewart – Author, Activist
Lily Strickland – Composer, Writer, Artist
Patrick Swayze – Actor
Loretta Swit – Actress
Henrietta Szold – Holocaust Heroine
Wislawa Szymborska – Nobel Prize Winning Poet
Amy Tan - Writer, Author
Sara Teasdale – Poet
Toni Tennille – Singer (Captain and Tennille)
Princess María Teresa of Bourbon-Parma – French-Spanish Political Activist and Academic
Nikola Tesla – Scientist, Inventor
Theodora – Empress and wife of Justinian I
Susanna Thompson – Actress
Georgianne Thon – Actress
M. Carey Thomas – President of Bryn Mawr College
Willie Mae Thornton – Singer, Songwriter
Jennifer Tilly – Actress
Wendy Tokunaga – Author
Lily Tomlin – Actress, Playwright
Ann Turkel – Model
Randy Travis – Singer
Edward Tylor – Anthropologist
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2020.05.28 08:24 oseart Etymology

The English word potato comes from Spanish patata (the name used in Spain). The Royal Spanish Academy says the Spanish word is a hybrid of the Taíno batata ('sweet potato') and the Quechua papa ('potato').[13][14] The name originally referred to the sweet potato although the two plants are not closely related. The 16th-century English herbalist John Gerard referred to sweet potatoes as common potatoes, and used the terms bastard potatoes and Virginia potatoes for the species we now call potato.[15] In many of the chronicles detailing agriculture and plants, no distinction is made between the two.[16] Potatoes are occasionally referred to as Irish potatoes or white potatoes in the United States, to distinguish them from sweet potatoes.[15]
The name spud for a small potato comes from the digging of soil (or a hole) prior to the planting of potatoes. The word has an unknown origin and was originally (c. 1440) used as a term for a short knife or dagger, probably related to the Latin spad- a word root meaning "sword"; compare Spanish espada, English "spade", and spadroon. It subsequently transferred over to a variety of digging tools. Around 1845, the name transferred to the tuber itself, the first record of this usage being in New Zealand English.[17] The origin of the word spud has erroneously been attributed to an 18th-century activist group dedicated to keeping the potato out of Britain, calling itself The Society for the Prevention of Unwholesome Diet (S.P.U.D.). It was Mario Pei's 1949 The Story of Language that can be blamed for the word's false origin. Pei writes, "the potato, for its part, was in disrepute some centuries ago. Some Englishmen who did not fancy potatoes formed a Society for the Prevention of Unwholesome Diet. The initials of the main words in this title gave rise to spud." Like most other pre-20th century acronymic origins, this is false, and there is no evidence that a Society for the Prevention of Unwholesome Diet ever existed.
Characteristics
Potato plants are herbaceous perennials that grow about 60 cm (24 in) high, depending on variety, with the leaves dying back after flowering, fruiting and tuber formation. They bear white, pink, red, blue, or purple flowers with yellow stamens. In general, the tubers of varieties with white flowers have white skins, while those of varieties with colored flowers tend to have pinkish skins.[19] Potatoes are mostly cross-pollinated by insects such as bumblebees, which carry pollen from other potato plants, though a substantial amount of self-fertilizing occurs as well. Tubers form in response to decreasing day length, although this tendency has been minimized in commercial varieties.[20]
After flowering, potato plants produce small green fruits that resemble green cherry tomatoes, each containing about 300 seeds. Like all parts of the plant except the tubers, the fruit contain the toxic alkaloid solanine and are therefore unsuitable for consumption. All new potato varieties are grown from seeds, also called "true potato seed", "TPS" or "botanical seed" to distinguish it from seed tubers. New varieties grown from seed can be propagated vegetatively by planting tubers, pieces of tubers cut to include at least one or two eyes, or cuttings, a practice used in greenhouses for the production of healthy seed tubers. Plants propagated from tubers are clones of the parent, whereas those propagated from seed produce a range of different varieties.
Genetics
There are about 5,000 potato varieties worldwide. Three thousand of them are found in the Andes alone, mainly in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, and Colombia. They belong to eight or nine species, depending on the taxonomic school. Apart from the 5,000 cultivated varieties, there are about 200 wild species and subspecies, many of which can be cross-bred with cultivated varieties. Cross-breeding has been done repeatedly to transfer resistances to certain pests and diseases from the gene pool of wild species to the gene pool of cultivated potato species. Genetically modified varieties have met public resistance in the United States and in the European Union.[21][22]
The major species grown worldwide is Solanum tuberosum (a tetraploid with 48 chromosomes), and modern varieties of this species are the most widely cultivated. There are also four diploid species (with 24 chromosomes): S. stenotomum, S. phureja, S. goniocalyx, and S. ajanhuiri. There are two triploid species (with 36 chromosomes): S. chaucha and S. juzepczukii. There is one pentaploid cultivated species (with 60 chromosomes): S. curtilobum. There are two major subspecies of Solanum tuberosum: andigena, or Andean; and tuberosum, or Chilean.[23] The Andean potato is adapted to the short-day conditions prevalent in the mountainous equatorial and tropical regions where it originated; the Chilean potato, however, native to the Chiloé Archipelago, is adapted to the long-day conditions prevalent in the higher latitude region of southern Chile.[24]
The International Potato Center, based in Lima, Peru, holds an ISO-accredited collection of potato germplasm.[25] The international Potato Genome Sequencing Consortium announced in 2009 that they had achieved a draft sequence of the potato genome.[26] The potato genome contains 12 chromosomes and 860 million base pairs, making it a medium-sized plant genome.[27] More than 99 percent of all current varieties) of potatoes currently grown are direct descendants of a subspecies that once grew in the lowlands of south-central Chile.[28] Nonetheless, genetic testing of the wide variety of cultivars and wild species affirms that all potato subspecies derive from a single origin) in the area of present-day southern Peru and extreme Northwestern Bolivia (from a species in the Solanum brevicaule complex).[5][6][7] The wild Crop Wild Relatives Prebreeding project encourages the use of wild relatives in breeding programs. Enriching and preserving the gene bank collection to make potatoes adaptive to diverse environmental conditions is seen as a pressing issue due to climate change.[29]
Most modern potatoes grown in North America arrived through European settlement and not independently from the South American sources, although at least one wild potato species, Solanum fendleri, naturally ranges from Peru into Texas, where it is used in breeding for resistance to a nematode species that attacks cultivated potatoes. A secondary center of genetic variability of the potato is Mexico, where important wild species that have been used extensively in modern breeding are found, such as the hexaploid Solanum demissum, as a source of resistance to the devastating late blight disease.[30] Another relative native to this region, Solanum bulbocastanum, has been used to genetically engineer the potato to resist potato blight.[31]
Potatoes yield abundantly with little effort, and adapt readily to diverse climates as long as the climate is cool and moist enough for the plants to gather sufficient water from the soil to form the starchy tubers. Potatoes do not keep very well in storage and are vulnerable to moulds that feed on the stored tubers and quickly turn them rotten, whereas crops such as grain can be stored for several years with a low risk of rot. The food energy yield of potatoes – about 9.2 million calories per acre (95 gigajoules per hectare) – is higher than that of maize (7.5 million), rice (7.4 million), wheat (3 million), or soybean (2.8 million).[32]
Varieties
There are close to 4,000 varieties of potato including common commercial varieties, each of which has specific agricultural or culinary attributes.[33] Around 80 varieties are commercially available in the UK.[34] In general, varieties are categorized into a few main groups based on common characteristics, such as russet potatoes (rough brown skin), red potatoes, white potatoes, yellow potatoes (also called Yukon potatoes) and purple potatoes.
For culinary purposes, varieties are often differentiated by their waxiness: floury or mealy baking potatoes have more starch (20–22%) than waxy boiling potatoes (16–18%). The distinction may also arise from variation in the comparative ratio of two different potato starch compounds: amylose and amylopectin. Amylose, a long-chain molecule, diffuses from the starch granule when cooked in water, and lends itself to dishes where the potato is mashed. Varieties that contain a slightly higher amylopectin content, which is a highly branched molecule, help the potato retain its shape after being boiled in water.[35] Potatoes that are good for making potato chips or potato crisps are sometimes called "chipping potatoes", which means they meet the basic requirements of similar varietal characteristics, being firm, fairly clean, and fairly well-shaped.[36]
The European Cultivated Potato Database (ECPD) is an online collaborative database of potato variety descriptions that is updated and maintained by the Scottish Agricultural Science Agency within the framework of the European Cooperative Programme for Crop Genetic Resources Networks (ECP/GR)—which is run by the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI).[37]

Pigmentation

Dozens of potato cultivars have been selectively bred specifically for their skin or, more commonly, flesh color, including gold, red, and blue varieties[38] that contain varying amounts of phytochemicals, including carotenoids for gold/yellow or polyphenols for red or blue cultivars.[39] Carotenoid compounds include provitamin A alpha-carotene and beta-carotene, which are converted to the essential nutrient, vitamin A, during digestion. Anthocyanins mainly responsible for red or blue pigmentation in potato cultivars do not have nutritional significance, but are used for visual variety and consumer appeal.[40] Recently, as of 2010, potatoes have also been bioengineered specifically for these pigmentation traits.[41]

Genetically engineered potatoes

Genetic research has produced several genetically modified varieties. 'New Leaf', owned by Monsanto Company, incorporates genes from Bacillus thuringiensis, which confers resistance to the Colorado potato beetle; 'New Leaf Plus' and 'New Leaf Y', approved by US regulatory agencies during the 1990s, also include resistance to viruses. McDonald's, Burger King, Frito-Lay, and Procter & Gamble announced they would not use genetically modified potatoes, and Monsanto published its intent to discontinue the line in March 2001.[42]
Waxy potato varieties produce two main kinds of potato starch, amylose and amylopectin, the latter of which is most industrially useful. BASF developed the Amflora potato, which was modified to express antisense RNA to inactivate the gene for granule bound starch synthase, an enzyme which catalyzes the formation of amylose.[43] Amflora potatoes therefore produce starch consisting almost entirely of amylopectin, and are thus more useful for the starch industry. In 2010, the European Commission cleared the way for 'Amflora' to be grown in the European Union for industrial purposes only—not for food. Nevertheless, under EU rules, individual countries have the right to decide whether they will allow this potato to be grown on their territory. Commercial planting of 'Amflora' was expected in the Czech Republic and Germany in the spring of 2010, and Sweden and the Netherlands in subsequent years.[44] Another GM potato variety developed by BASF is 'Fortuna' which was made resistant to late blight by adding two resistance genes, blb1 and blb2, which originate from the Mexican wild potato Solanum bulbocastanum.[45][46] In October 2011 BASF requested cultivation and marketing approval as a feed and food from the EFSA. In 2012, GMO development in Europe was stopped by BASF.[47][48]
In November 2014, the USDA approved a genetically modified potato developed by J.R. Simplot Company, which contains genetic modifications that prevent bruising and produce less acrylamide when fried than conventional potatoes; the modifications do not cause new proteins to be made, but rather prevent proteins from being made via RNA interference.[49][50][51]

History

The potato was first domesticated in the region of modern-day southern Peru and northwestern Bolivia[5] between 8000 and 5000 BC.[6] It has since spread around the world and become a staple crop in many countries.
The earliest archaeologically verified potato tuber remains have been found at the coastal site of Ancon) (central Peru), dating to 2500 BC.[52][53] The most widely cultivated variety, Solanum tuberosum tuberosum, is indigenous to the Chiloé Archipelago, and has been cultivated by the local indigenous people since before the Spanish conquest.[24][54]
According to conservative estimates, the introduction of the potato was responsible for a quarter of the growth in Old World population and urbanization between 1700 and 1900.[55] In the Altiplano, potatoes provided the principal energy source for the Inca civilization, its predecessors, and its Spanish successor. Following the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire, the Spanish introduced the potato to Europe in the second half of the 16th century, part of the Columbian exchange. The staple was subsequently conveyed by European mariners to territories and ports throughout the world. The potato was slow to be adopted by European farmers, but soon enough it became an important food staple and field crop that played a major role in the European 19th century population boom.[7] However, lack of genetic diversity, due to the very limited number of varieties initially introduced, left the crop vulnerable to disease. In 1845, a plant disease known as late blight, caused by the fungus-like oomycete Phytophthora infestans, spread rapidly through the poorer communities of western Ireland as well as parts of the Scottish Highlands, resulting in the crop failures that led to the Great Irish Famine.[30] Thousands of varieties still persist in the Andes however, where over 100 cultivars might be found in a single valley, and a dozen or more might be maintained by a single agricultural household.[56]
Production
In 2018, world production of potatoes was 368 million tonnes, led by China with 27% of the total (table). Other major producers were India, Russia, Ukraine and the United States. It remains an essential crop in Europe (especially northern and eastern Europe), where per capita production is still the highest in the world, but the most rapid expansion over the past few decades has occurred in southern and eastern Asia.[8][57]

Nutrition

A raw potato is 79% water, 17% carbohydrates (88% is starch), 2% protein, and contains negligible fat (see table). In an amount measuring 100 grams (3.5 oz), raw potato provides 322 kilojoules (77 kilocalories) of energy and is a rich source of vitamin B6 and vitamin C (23% and 24% of the Daily Value, respectively), with no other vitamins or minerals in significant amount (see table). The potato is rarely eaten raw because raw potato starch is poorly digested by humans.[58] When a potato is baked, its contents of vitamin B6 and vitamin C decline notably, while there is little significant change in the amount of other nutrients.[59]
Potatoes are often broadly classified as having a high glycemic index (GI) and so are often excluded from the diets of individuals trying to follow a low-GI diet. The GI of potatoes can vary considerably depending on the cultivar or cultivar category (such as "red", russet, "white", or King Edward), growing conditions and storage, preparation methods (by cooking method, whether it is eaten hot or cold, whether it is mashed or cubed or consumed whole), and accompanying foods consumed (especially the addition of various high-fat or high-protein toppings).[60] In particular, consuming reheated or cooled potatoes that were previously cooked may yield a lower GI effect.[60]
In the UK, potatoes are not considered by the National Health Service (NHS) as counting or contributing towards the recommended daily five portions of fruit and vegetables, the 5-A-Day program.[61]

Comparison to other staple foods

This table shows the nutrient content of potatoes next to other major staple foods, each one measured in its respective raw state, even though staple foods are not commonly eaten raw and are usually sprouted or cooked before eating. In sprouted and cooked form, the relative nutritional and anti-nutritional contents of each of these grains (or other foods) may be different from the values in this table. Each nutrient (every row) has the highest number highlighted to show the staple food with the greatest amount in a 100-gram raw portion.
Toxicity
Potatoes contain toxic compounds known as glycoalkaloids, of which the most prevalent are solanine and chaconine. Solanine is found in other plants in the same family, Solanaceae, which includes such plants as deadly nightshade (Atropa belladonna), henbane (Hyoscyamus niger) and tobacco (Nicotiana spp.), as well as the food plants eggplant and tomato. These compounds, which protect the potato plant from its predators, are generally concentrated in its leaves, flowers, sprouts, and fruits (in contrast to the tubers).[63] In a summary of several studies, the glycoalkaloid content was highest in the flowers and sprouts and lowest in the tuber flesh. (The glycoalkaloid content was, in order from highest to lowest: flowers, sprouts, leaves, skin[clarification needed], roots, berries, peel [skin plus outer cortex of tuber flesh], stems, and tuber flesh).[11]
Exposure to light, physical damage, and age increase glycoalkaloid content within the tuber.[12] Cooking at high temperatures—over 170 °C (338 °F)—partly destroys these compounds. The concentration of glycoalkaloids in wild potatoes is sufficient to produce toxic effects in humans. Glycoalkaloid poisoning may cause headaches, diarrhea, cramps, and, in severe cases, coma and death. However, poisoning from cultivated potato varieties is very rare. Light exposure causes greening from chlorophyll synthesis, giving a visual clue as to which areas of the tuber may have become more toxic. However, this does not provide a definitive guide, as greening and glycoalkaloid accumulation can occur independently of each other.
Different potato varieties contain different levels of glycoalkaloids. The Lenape) variety was released in 1967 but was withdrawn in 1970 as it contained high levels of glycoalkaloids.[64] Since then, breeders developing new varieties test for this, and sometimes have to discard an otherwise promising cultivar. Breeders try to keep glycoalkaloid levels below 200 mg/kg (200 ppmw). However, when these commercial varieties turn green, they can still approach solanine concentrations of 1000 mg/kg (1000 ppmw). In normal potatoes, analysis has shown solanine levels may be as little as 3.5% of the breeders' maximum, with 7–187 mg/kg being found.[65] While a normal potato tuber has 12–20 mg/kg of glycoalkaloid content, a green potato tuber contains 250–280 mg/kg and its skin has 1500–2200 mg/kg.
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2020.04.29 14:38 Fwoggie2 Covid-19 update Wed 29th April

Good morning from the UK. It’s Wednesday 29th April.

The BBC had a report yesterday that an increasing amount of US states are allowing businesses to reopen; Georgia, Oklahoma, Alaska and South Carolina have already allowed some businesses to reopen. Colorado's Democratic Governor Jared Polis has said kerb-side retail pickup can begin on Monday, with hair salons, barbershop and tattoo parlours allowed to reopen on Friday. Tennessee will allow restaurants to reopen on Monday, the same day that Mississippi's mandatory lockdown order expires. Montana's governor has allowed churches to reopen starting on Sunday, with social distancing measures still required. Restaurants and schools will be allowed to reopen on 7 May. Eight states led by Republican governors - Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming - never issued mandatory orders to stay at home. On the flip side, the embattled Michigan governor (Gretchen Whitmer, Dem) is refusing to allow lockdown restrictions to be lifted in her state. Who is right and who is wrong - only time will tell. On the one hand there’s immense pressure to get the economy restarted at the earliest possibility. On the other hand, if you start it too early you run the risk of letting the virus in.
The French city of Marseille knows all about lifting quarantines too early. Back in 1720 a widespread outbreak of plague had spread to several countries around the Mediterranean and because plague is a dangerous disease (it remains so today) to protect themselves the city set up quarantine rules for inbound ships. A short while later, along came the ship the Grand-Saint-Antoine which was carrying valuable silk and cotton from the Middle East that was destined for the then-very-important medieval fair at Beaucaire. A Turkish passenger had died from the plague during the voyage to Marseilles as had several ship crew and the ship’s surgeon so the ship got placed under quarantine on an island just off the coast. It was to remain there with nobody allowed off the ship for 50 days - the idea being to wait and see if anyone developed the plague. The powerful merchants in the city protested because they want the cargo for the fair and the ship was let in.
A few days later the plague broke out across the city. Hospitals quickly became overwhelmed, residents panicked, driving the sick from their homes and out of the city. Mass graves were dug but were quickly filled and eventually the number of dead overcame city public health efforts, leaving thousands of corpses scattered around in piles across the city. Attempts to stop the spread of plague included an Act of the Parliment of Aix that levied the death penalty for any communication between Marseille and the rest of Provence. To enforce this separation, a plague wall, or mur de la peste, was erected across the countryside. The wall was built of dry stone, 2 m high and 70 cm thick, with guard posts set back from the wall. Remains of the wall can still be seen to this day in different parts of the Plateau de Vaucluse. During a two-year period, 50,000 of Marseille's total population of 90,000 died. An additional 50,000 people in other areas succumbed as the plague spread north, eventually reaching Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Apt and Toulon. Estimates indicate an overall death rate of between 25%-50% for the population in the larger area, with the city of Marseille at 40%, the area of Toulon at above 50%, and the area of Aix and Arles at 25%. It took 45 years for Marseille’s population to return to 1720 levels. It’s quite a hobson’s choice that the governors are faced with.

It’s proving to be a very heavy day for me (this time of year is the beginning of our secondary peak season after Christmas), so I’m skipping the general virus news and concentrating on the supply chain stuff. I’ll try to stick out some stats, but don’t expect them until at least 7:30pm UK time (that’s about 6 hours from now), sorry.

Supply chain news in depth


2M chickens euthanized as coronavirus shuts down meat processors - Food Dive reports that about 2 million chickens at one processor have been "depopulated" — killed but not processed for meat — because the coronavirus pandemic has closed so many plants that there are not enough employees to process them, according to a statement The Baltimore Sun received from trade group Delmarva Poultry Industry. The group, which represents 1,800 poultry producers in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, says farmers are running out of space for their chickens. "With reduced staffing, many plants are not able to harvest chickens at the pace they planned . . . before any COVID-19 quarantine and social distancing measures took effect," said the statement quoted by The Washington Post. "This leads to more birds waiting on chicken farms to be harvested than plants have capacity to harvest and process. If no action were taken, the birds would outgrow the chicken house to hold them." Similar depopulation actions have been taken in the past for avian influenza outbreaks.
(Cont’d) Pork producers have also been weighing depopulation, the article continues. In Minnesota, the second largest pork-producing state, Minnesota Pork Board CEO David Preisler told MinnPost the national processing capacity is down by more than 100,000 hogs per day. As pigs get larger and farms run out of space, Preisler told the news website that Minnesota may be forced to depopulate 200,000 hogs in the next few weeks. A similar situation applies in Iowa; state officials told the Des Moines Register the state's pork producers have lost about 40% of their production capacity, meaning about 400,000 hogs that are ready to become food for the nation have nowhere to go. Some are feeding their hogs a leaner diet, while others are shipping them to prisons to be processed by inmates, the Duluth News Tribune reported.
(Cont’d) "The food system stoppages are now beginning to show up as increasing meat shortages in grocery stores which will inevitably lead to consumer fear and the obscene situation of higher food prices as animals and food are destroyed on the farm and ranch. This is unacceptable," South Dakota Sen. Mike Rounds wrote in a letter to Vice President Mike Pence last week. To mitigate the situation, USDA created a National Incident Coordination Center late last week to help farmers find alternative markets for animal meat. If needed, the federal department will advise and assist on depopulation and disposal methods.​ It seems that what happens next with meat animals rests squarely on the shoulders of policymakers. Through social distancing policies, people are doing what they can to slow the spread of coronavirus and keep the meat industry going. As animals will continue to grow, more decisions need to be made on a fast basis to try to shore up farmers' finances and the country's meat supply.

Supply chain news in brief


















Good news section


Davies Veterinary Specialists (Davies) the small animal referral practice based in Hertfordshire, UK, has been helping local NHS hospitals during the Covid-19 pandemic with the loan of ventilators and supply of PPE. To date Davies has sent four ventilators to Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, together with four monitors to support patients in intensive care. Meanwhile the Veterinary Nurse team have delivered 50+ sets of scrubs to the local Lister Hospital in Stevenage and some multi-skilled members of staff are busy making further sets in their spare time. (link)
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2020.02.10 18:37 wssHilde Trip report 5g golden teacher lemon tek

(This turned out much longer than I intended.)
Context for this trip:
I’m a 24 year old trans woman. I started hormone therapy eight months ago, but still present pretty male-ish. Because I’m trans, I’ve never felt comfortable with my body before and so I never dated anyone, until three months ago. I met this guy online and we started dating. Over the past three months we met up a lot irl (he lives about a 3hr train ride away from me), and had a really great time. He made me feel really loved and supported me in my transition. But last Friday we broke up. I didn’t plan it, but at some point on Friday it hit me that the relationship wouldn’t last in the long run, because we are just too different. He agreed and said he had felt the same way for some time. (To simplify it, I’m a very left wing person and quite optimistic about people, and he is quite right wing and self-admittedly pessimistic about people.) Nevertheless, he was super nice to me until the end and we broke up on good terms, in a way still loving each other.
Even though I knew it was for the best, I still felt horrible for the last few days. The days after our break-up I didn’t really do anything but cry and play video games to distract myself. On Sunday, for some stupid reason, I thought it would be a good idea to eat shrooms. At 16:30 I took 5 grams, the biggest dose I’ve ever done (biggest before as 4 grams), pulverized it, soaked it in lemon juice and stirred it occasionally for 20 mins and then swallowed the whole goopy mix on an empty stomach. (I heard this lemon tek thing is supposed to make the trip shorter and more intense, but I’m not sure how true it is. It certainly was very intense, but not short either).
The trip:
I laid down in my bed and started listening to Immunity by Jon Hopkins. After about half an hour I started getting these very vivid visuals when looking at the wood pattern of my closet. When I looked at the trees outside it felt like they were waving at me, trying to say hello (it was storming outside, so the trees were moving back and forth). At one point when I closed my eyes I felt as though I was floating around in space, passing by the sun. At this point the trip was fairly intense, but still pleasant. I’ve never really had super vivid visuals on shrooms before, it was more like a body high before.
I opened up my phone and looked at a pic of me and my ex that I made the morning before we broke up. At first I felt quite at peace with breaking up. Then it got into my head that I’ll never see him again and that I might not feel the same happiness with anyone else ever again. It was at this point that things started to get really intense. I got stuck in some sort of loop of crawling around on my bed and lying against the wall in the corner of my room (even though I’m pretty sure I never actually left my bed at this point). It felt like there was no end to it. I felt as though I was going insane. I remembered watching a vid about a guy who had a psychosis because of drugs, and I feared the same happened to me. There were some moments of lucidity in-between the loops, when I could look at my phone and could see the time. There were only a few minutes in between each time I looked at my phone, but it felt like time was endless. At one point I was lucid again for a few moments and wanted to change the music to something pleasant (I felt as though the repetitive nature of the Jon Hopkins album caused the loops in my trip). I accidentally turned on this song and the sound of it made me feel like I actually died and was in hell. I never listened to this specific song before even though it was on my phone, so I didn’t recognise it as a song. It just sounded like thousands of people screaming in agony for eternity. My eyes were still open, my head was leaning to the left against the wall and I could see my room, but simultaneously I could also see fire in front of me. It felt chaotic and terrifying and it lasted forever. At 2:10 into the song a bass line started, which made me realise I was tripping and I ripped off my headphone as fast as I could and paused the song. I thought I stopped tripping at this point, but it wasn’t so. I was back into a similar loop as before, but this time it also included different elements, such as me watching to the left again and seeing and hearing the same thing I did when I felt like I was in hell, and ripping my headphones off again. I also kept rotating my necklace to see the name of the Etsy store on the back (it says Nox). I had these fructose tablets that I was eating and crumbling in my hand. I tried to crumble it down into ever smaller bits. I was trying to create a fructose atom (I know this makes no sense at all). The word atom kept going around in my head. This all looped around and around. In-between loops I also felt like I was living complete different lives. At some point I was my ex, and I could visualize me cuddling myself. At another point I was my mum, being upset and worried at myself being trans. At another point I was a friend of mine. Because the necklace I was wearing depicts the star of Inanna (a Sumerian deity), I at one point felt like I was a Kurgarra priest, a sort of transgender priest living in ancient Sumeria, marching at a ceremony. At other points I felt as I was nothing or multiple people or things at the same time. I felt very connected with the world. It was all super wild and it felt so real, I can’t really explain it. At one point I felt as though my surroundings weren’t real. I thought I could stick my hand through the wall, but I tried it and it was still solid. I'm not sure in what order these experiences of being other people or things happened, as time didn't seem quite linear. During the occasional very short, lucid parts I felt like I had completely lost the thread. I didn’t know if I was dead or what. Because this all started with the thought of me never seeing my ex again and never feeling the same kind of love again, it crept into my mind that this is what must happen if you died without loved ones around you, and I started feeling extreme sympathy for everyone who ever died alone. At certain points I was crying and begging for it to stop, but after some time I accepted this as my new realty.
After a while, things started to come down. I don’t remember an explicit point of the loop ending, but it did after a while. Even though it ended, I still really feared that I would go back into the loop again. What happened during the trip felt so vivid and real that I wasn’t sure anymore that when I came down I was really not tripping anymore. This fear didn’t really end until I went to sleep that night. NSFW: After the loop had ended I also started to look at my genitals. When I’m sober I always feel dysphoric when focusing on my genitals but when I’m tripping I feel so disconnected from my body that I feel impartial towards them. It’s a pretty nice, but weird feeling. I got out of bed and went to the toilet (for some miraculous reason I still felt like I had to hold it in when I was going through these endless loops). On the way to the toilet I could see myself in the mirror on my door and I could see myself as looking quite feminine and it felt great. I went to sit behind my PC and started watching YouTube videos, and later a podcast with Eddie Izzard. I also started chatting with some people on discord. The things they were talking about felt so weird to me at the time (even though they seem normal in hindsight). Sometimes it felt as though there was no thread to the conversation, as if my head was stitching together things that didn’t seem to fit. Like some sort of bad computer algorithm. I think it also felt this way because my perception of time wasn’t totally back to normal yet and people were taking a long time between answering each other. I kept asking the people in the chat if I was real. Them responding to me gave me more confidence I was real. What really turned me back to reality was googling the things they were talking about that I didn’t know (English words I didn’t know or book titles or whatever), and finding descriptions about them that seemed to make sense. At one point I was on the wiki page for Joan Burton (an Irish politician) and I saw the name “Frances Fitzgerald” and I for sure thought I was making it up cause it sounded like such a weird name, but I clicked the link and it was real. After a while I went to bed and I fell asleep surprisingly quickly, but woke up after two hours. I started chatting with one of the people from discord from before. He confirmed everything was real. I had difficulty falling asleep again afterwards, pondering about everything that happened, but I did so after a few hours.
After the trip:
Today, the day after the trip, was a nice day. Luckily, I feel completely fine again and my perception of time is back to normal. In a poetic way, it was sunny outside after the storm from yesterday. I can look back at my relationship with my ex in a really positive way. I’m still kinda sad we broke up but I’m happy I could have this experience with him. Even though what happened during the trip felt horrifying at the time, I’m not sad that I did it. I must say that the trip was much, much more intense than I expected it to be. It was on a whole other level than the 4g trip I had.
TLDR: Fried my brains with shrooms after a breakup, but it turned out well.
PS: I’ve only been lurking so far, but this sub is so nice. Everyone here is super friendly :)
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2020.02.06 18:01 moneydiaryalias I am 28 years old and make $61,000 ($96,000 jointly) as a managing editor in the Boston area

This is a follow up to this R29 diary, which I wrote a little over a year ago. Since so much has changed since then, I thought it would be fun to write another one :)
Basic Info
My occupation: Managing editoEducation ($61,000/year)
T.'s occupation: Graduate student/STEM ($35,000/year)
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Assets and Debts
Retirement Balance
Me: $19,000 in a Roth IRA that my dad had me open when I got my first job at 16 and I contributed more or less (usually less) through college, my first “real” job and freelancing. I also have a 401(k) that I rolled ~$13,000 into from the last job I had before freelancing. Current employer won’t start matching for a few more months.
T: Used part of his bonuses to max out both his Roth IRs and TSP for two years. He also has a few years of retirement points from his time in the military.
Other Investments
Me: I inherited $20,000 when a very close family member passed suddenly during my senior year of college, some of which I used to travel and work abroad for a year after graduation (per her request) and I invested the remainder (~$12,000) in a mutual fund.
T: Received a little over $120,000 in bonuses and incentives for his time in the military, a good chunk of which (after maxing out retirement accounts) is in various brokerage accounts, mutual funds and a few bonds.
Home equity
None, we’ve always rented. Our rent and utilities were covered by T’s housing allowance up until his contract ended last year. We’re not sure where we’ll move to after graduate school or if we’ll ever settle in one place, so home ownership hasn’t been something we’ve thought about seriously. Never say never though.
Savings account balance
~$38,000 in liquid savings across various credit unions and HYSAs. We used to be really aggressive savers (between $3-5,500 a month) since we wanted to have a solid cushion for when T. finished his military contract and started graduate school (and also to pay for a small wedding ceremony and a cross-country move). Lately we’ve been dipping into savings quite a bit to cover month to month spending.
Checking account balance
$1,600 - My paycheck/T.’s stipend is deposited into a savings account and we transfer to checking as needed (we always leave a $1,500 buffer, just in case).
Credit card debt
$0 - We run pretty much everything possible through two credit cards and pay them off in full every month for the airline miles.
Student loan debt
Me: I had $28,000 in federal loans from undergrad (also had a merit scholarship, work study and another part time job), which I finished paying off in 2017 (liberal arts degree).
T: Had an ROTC scholarship and a few external grants for undergrad. His current Master’s programs are completely paid for with fellowships and grants, and he receives an additional stipend for living expenses (science/engineering degrees).
Anything else applicable
T. and I got married “on paper” several years ago and didn’t have a reception until last year. We paid for everything ourselves (it was small and cost less than $3,000) but my parents insisted on gifting us the $10,000 they had saved up for our wedding. We want to use that money for a family vacation in a year or two.
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Income
Monthly take home
Me: $3,614 after taxes, $200 401(k) contribution and $90 transit pass
T: $2,800 after taxes, $110 for health insurance for the both of us (through the university), $30 subsidized transit pass ($2,300 from stipend, $500 from external grants)
Side gig monthly take home
Me: $150 average - I’ve stopped looking for new freelance jobs, but the occasional one will trickle in or an old client will ask for something
T: $500 average - T. will occasionally do consulting work within his field but it’s also very sporadic
Other monthly income
Since T. has started grad school we have regularly withdrawn from savings to supplement our income and cover any shortfalls (it doesn’t always make me feel the best to see the numbers drop but the next two years are why we have that cushion).
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Recurring Expenses (monthly unless otherwise noted)
Rent: $2,180 for a one bedroom near T.’s campus (includes pet fee). We also pay an additional $200 for parking
Utilities/Internet: $70-90 for utilities, $40 for internet
Cleaning service: $170 for two visits/month
Cellphone: $120 for four lines (us, my mom, my sister)
Car expenses: Paid cash for a used car a few years ago, which we share. Car insurance is $576/year (comes out to $48/month) and also includes renter’s insurance. Registration is about $120/year
Pet expenses: $30/month pet insurance, $90/week dog walker
Donations: $60 ($25 library in hometown, $15 national park in home state, $10 local animal rescue in Boston, $5 each NPR and PBS stations in home state). The recurring donations I was seeing in MDs inspired me to talk with T. about supporting organizations that we have a connection to or whose work we value. Hoping to up these amounts or increase the number of organizations soon (not sure which would be more effective---what does the internet recommend?).
Subscriptions: iCloud Family ($2.99), Spotify Family ($15), New York Times ($15), candy subscription box ($9.99 - year-long present for T.’s brother, ends in a few months), Patreon ($15) The Atlantic ($50/year), web hosting ($20/year), Amazon Prime ($120/year - which I would like to cancel but haven’t been able to convince T. to cut the cord yet)
(Between both sets of parents we have logins for Netflix/Hulu/HBO/etc)
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Day One
4:30 am - T.’s alarm goes off and I burrow deeper into my duvet cocoon. He kisses the lump where my head should be and heads out for a run. T. has an ultramarathon in a few months and has jumped into training mode right in the middle of winter in Boston. I'll never understand the appeal, but I can respect it and the extra bed space.
6:00 am - I slide out of bed to find my coffee waiting for me in a travel mug and T. in full study mode at the kitchen table with the pup at his feet. I pull on several layers of oversized sweat pants until I look like the Michelin man and the pup, C. (she gets her own initial!) and I roll out the door. I use the coffee as a hand warmer while we take a lap around the block and she does her business (check her emails, see how many meetings she has today, the usual dog stuff).
7:00am - There’s oatmeal with apples and cinnamon when we get back up to the apartment and it smells fantastic. T. and I have breakfast while talking about logistics for the the next few days. T. is doing two Master’s programs simultaneously and my head spins just thinking of all the things he’s crammed into his schedule. He is the energizer bunny in human form. T. loads the dishwasher and plays with the pup while I make myself presentable for outside. I remember my lunch, bid my goodbye and head out to the T station.
8:30am - I really enjoyed freelancing and everything that I learned from it, but when we moved across the country last year I knew that I would want to work in an office again to feel like I was making an effort to put roots down (and also to force me to get out of the house). It took a little while for me to find my current job and I’ve only been here a few months, but so far I’m loving my new position. When I get to the office I unpeel my outer layers and make some free office tea before sitting down and confronting my Monday morning inbox. T. is on campus and gets the first of what is going to be many many coffees. $2.00
10:30am - Fought my way through a good number of emails and one particular thread that would honestly have just been faster had it been an in-person meeting. Another editor asks if I’d like to take a walk and get coffee and I agree. She started at this job around the same time I did, and I am (lovingly) trying to push my inner loner introvert aside to try to make friends in Boston. We take the stairs down to the coffee kiosk in the lobby and I get a latte ($3). She shows me pictures of her dog and we exchange numbers for future potential doggie get-together. T. gets another coffee and buys one for a classmate ($4.00). $7
12:30am - I get so caught up in brainstorming and discussing new ideas with some of my authors that my stomach lets out a very loud rumble to remind me where my priorities should be. I heat up the roast vegetables and Italian sausage I brought from home and scroll through social media while I eat. I decide to stretch my legs a bit and head up to another floor to refill my water bottle. T. gets lunch and another coffee. He rarely brings food from home during the week because it’s a lot to lug around campus all day. $12.50
2:30 pm - I get off an hour and a half long conference call with my boss and colleagues at the office in DC. We're attending an out-of-state conference in a few weeks and I might have to fly first to DC and then to the conference from there, but I really hope not. I have some desk walnuts from my stash and go on another quick walk for water to avoid falling asleep at my desk. T. buys a six pack of running socks and some energy gels ($35.90), and yet another coffee ($2.00). $37.90
4:00 pm - Our company has a flexible in/out policy and I'm done for the day. I take the T home and listen to the American Girls podcast on the way. I'm super behind on episodes, but this podcast is everything that my nine-year-old, overall-wearing self didn't know she needed. C. and I load up in the car when I get home and head out to our volunteer site. We recently got certified as a volunteer therapy dog/handler team (something I’ve been wanting to do for ages) and we go to an after school program once or twice a week. My heart melts and my ovaries explode (in the best way possible) every time I see C. interact with the kids.
6:30 pm - We stop to fill up on gas on our way home ($37.59), where T. is waiting with his specialty -- grilled cheese and tomato soup. We have The It Crowd on as background noise while T. preps for tomorrow and I put the dishes away. He takes C. out for her nightly constitutional while I shower and will my skin to soak up all the dermatologist approved moisturizer I lovingly slather on it. Winter eczema is no joke -- I know I’m definitely not laughing. $37.59
9:00 pm - In bed with our noses buried in our respective reading. Cuddles and we’re fast asleep by 10.
Total: $94.99
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Day Two
4:30 am - Today’s a rest day but T. gets up with his alarm and goes into the living room to do some studying.
6:00 am - T. is gone by the time I get up since he has an early meeting in another town, but my coffee and a little note are waiting on the counter. I zip up and C. and I brace ourselves for the cold. After we run back upstairs, I make a breakfast bagel with spinach and turkey, but I’m feeling uninspired for lunch so I dump a bunch of things together to make a “hot mess” salad. T. stops at Starbucks and gets a breakfast sandwich and coffee. $6.98
8:30 am - I peel off my layers (anyone else always overheat while on public transport, no matter the season?), make some tea, grab a maple bar that someone brought (yay!), and settle in for email missives.
11:00 am - I refresh my tea and have a meeting with one of the graphic designers. We go over layouts and then spend a bit of time chatting. Like me, she’s also a recent transplant originally from a warmer climate. I'm glad to know that the winters (supposedly) get easier. Back at my desk, I place a grocery pick up order for T. to get on his way back into the city (cold cuts, cheese, veggies, fruit, pasta, laundry detergent, snacks, bread, eggs, yogurt, peanut butter, etc.). $89.87
12:15 pm - I drizzle the hot mess salad with the olive oil and vinegar I keep in my desk for this purpose (thanks for the tip Bon Apetit) , and thumb through my internet feeds while I eat. The dog walker texts us pictures of our girl out and about, super cute. I head up to refill my water bottle and get some blood moving before parking myself back in my seat. T. gets lunch and a cup of his drug of choice. $12.78
4:00 pm- Packing up and heading out. I get off one stop early and walk the rest of the way home because the sun is out momentarily and I intend to enjoy it. I change into yoga pants and do a Pilates video on YouTube, then organize the groceries T. picked up. T. makes a bunch of copies at the library. $1.75
6:00 pm - Lately I’ve been trying to expand my collection of fallback recipes and set myself a goal of making one recipe a week that I would drool over online but wouldn’t ordinarily attempt to make myself. This week is NYT’s green puttanesca and I’m very pleased with how it turns out (team anchovy forever). I put on a 70s disco playlist while I cook and shake my groove thing. T. joins in when he gets home. We’re both terrible, awkward dancers, but at least we can dance terribly and awkwardly together.
8:30 pm - T. loads the dishwasher and hunkers down to study while I take C. out and shower, which takes longer today because dry shampoo can only do so much for so long. If I could trade a large amount of money for the ability to snap my fingers and have my hair dry and cowlick free in an instant, I would do it in a heartbeat. Until then I will be handcuffed to this hair dryer. I crawl in bed and read for a bit before falling asleep, and T. comes in a bit later.
Total: $111.38
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Day Three
4:30 am - T. gets up to go for a run and I do my part by rolling over and taking up most of the bed.
6:20 am - I sleep in a bit because T. is on pup duty this morning. I make oatmeal with blueberries while I sip the coffee he left on the counter and we have breakfast together when they get back. T. has a seminar and a networking event tonight so he won't be back until late. We get ready for our days and I pack up the extra puttanesca and a tangerine for lunch. I listen to an episode of the Write or Die podcast on the way to work.
8:30 am - I treat myself to a caramel cappuccino from the kiosk in the lobby ($4) and run into the coworker I had coffee with the other day. We chat and head up to the office together. I settle in to watch some videos related to the topic of our current project. T. also treats himself to coffee ($2). $6
10:00 am - My best friend from college is in town on business next week and has arranged to stay an extra day. He's proposed going to go to a drag brunch so I do some research and find one that looks fantastic. T. has a running event that morning so I only get two tickets ($60). I do a lap around the office between responding to emails and taking notes on the videos. $60
12:30 pm - I love when food tastes even better the day after and the puttanesca doesn't disappoint. The coworker from earlier and I have lunch together in the kitchen so no mindless social media scrolling today. I go with her down to the coffee kiosk but don't feel like getting anything myself. T. is at home for lunch today and places an order for dog food, treats, very important poop bags, and a new toy for C. because he can’t help himself. $67.90
4:40 pm - I end up staying later than planned because a meeting (which should have been an email) runs long. Oh well. I stop at the library before heading home to browse and pick up a few books (Nine Pints, Love Lettering, The Widows of Malabar Hill, On the Clock). I don't know if I'll ever be able to fully put into words how much I love (love, love) libraries, especially being able to visit them while traveling. I think they say a lot about a place and its community.
5:30 pm - I do another Youtube workout video and C. joins me in downward dog. She is way more flexible than I am. Afterwards, I curl up on the couch with my laptop and work on personal writing projects, including looking over a piece for my writer's group tomorrow. I still have my freelance website and portfolio up, but between the cross-country move and the new job I've stopped actively looking for gigs. The occasional one trickles in from time to time but the income isn't much. T. is at the networking happy hour and buys two beers. $11
7:30 pm - Dinner is cobbled together from the bits and pieces that are already in the fridge: the rest of the sausages and roasted vegetables, a few slices of cheese, and an apple. I get a call from a friend from home; another good friend tripped on the stairs in her (very old) building and broke her nose and damaged her top row of teeth. Our friend is working part time while finishing undergrad part time and her insurance has a super high deductible. My friend and I both send her $100 to help defray the ambulance and ER costs. It's not much but hopefully it'll help somewhat. I message our friend's boyfriend and he says that there’s a possibility that the stairs were not up to code (too high and too narrow). There's a chance that management will help pay for her medical bills but it's probably a long shot. Our friend is ok, but I'm still upset and wish there was more I could do (short of overhauling the whole system so she doesn’t have to worry about the cost, uuugggh). $100
9:30 pm - I take C. down for a quick walk, shower, make some sleepytime tea to help me relax and climb into bed with one of my new library books (Nine Pints -- I read Bad Blood a few months ago and was surprised to find myself fascinated by the topic. Highly recommend both). T. gets home and we catch each other up on our days. I can't seem to unwind and we put on vintage The Office episodes while he rubs my back to help me fall asleep. Works like a charm.
Total: $244.90
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Day Four
4:30 am - T. gets up to study like the disciplined human he is. I snuggle up for more delicious sleep.
6:00 am - Wake up to a ton of messages and updates about last night. My friend is out of the ER and doing alright at home, which is what’s important. I’m dragging a bit this morning but brighten up after seeing T. and C. and having a sip of coffee. C. and I head outside and she checks her emails and does other business (sends invoices maybe? I definitely don’t miss that part about freelancing). T. has whipped up scrambled eggs and toast, and we eat them completely drenched in hot sauce (is it possible to buy stock in Valentina? I should check). I get my things ready for work, stock up on desk snacks since I’m running low, and listen to some of Montreal on the T to put some pep in my step.
12:00 pm - The morning has basically been one big game of email whack-a-mole right from the get go, and I finally have a breather to stretch my legs and make some office tea. I decide to take lunch already and get a falafel plate ($8.50) from one of the food trucks down the street. Yum. T. bought a coffee a few hours earlier ($2) and he buys lunch and another coffee ($10.30). $20.80
2:15 pm - My energy is flagging. I buy M&Ms from the vending machine and mix them with the walnuts and cranberries I brought earlier to trick myself into pushing through the next few hours. $1
4:00 pm - Done! I usually work from home on Fridays and make sure to pack up my work laptop and the notes I need. I could work 100% remotely, but after freelancing I like the structure of coming into the office. Makes me feel like I’m in a millennial reboot of Dilbert. I drop everything off at home, pick up my personal laptop, play with C. for a bit, and head out again to meet my writing group at a cafe. I get a London Fog. $4
6:00 pm - I’m still finding my feet with this new group, but they are super encouraging and supportive, and the weekly meetings are a great way to motivate myself to actually write for myself instead of pushing it on the back burner. The cafe is on T.’s way home and we walk the rest of the way together. Neither of us feels like cooking or digging through the freezer tonight, so pizza it is! T. calls in our order (pepperoni, black olives, red onion and spinach) and goes to get it while I queue up the new season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (no spoilers, just going to say that I wish we had just stuck to the wonderfulness that was the first season but now we're here and we're committed). We descend on the pizza like vultures. $22.40
8:30 pm - We are stuffed, happy and tired. T. takes C. out and I get rid of the evidence that a pizza massacre ever occurred. I shower and crawl into bed, checking what’s up on social media and falling down a cookie decorating video rabbit hole on Instagram. T. stays up to study and I don’t wake up when he finally gets to bed.
Total: $48.20
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Day Five
6:30 am - No 4am alarm! It’s a sleep in day for both of us but C. didn’t get the memo. We wake up to her little wet nose in our faces, probably checking to see if we’re still breathing. I take her down while T. makes coffee and peanut butter banana toast for breakfast. I’m still too full from last night, but T. the bottomless pit has no such problem. I boot up my work laptop and log in early. Looks like everyone else working from home today had the same idea. T. gets his things together and heads to campus.
10:00 am - I take a break from back-and-forth edits to make another coffee and have some yogurt with granola. The dog food and treats T. bought earlier in the week are delivered, and C. and I take a break to play with her new toy: an octopus that is probably going to lose most of its legs within the week. T. gets coffee. $2.00
12:30 pm - There isn’t much movement in Slack and I decide to work through what would usually be my lunch break so that I can end even earlier (aka be online in case something comes up, but really just be working on the Friday NYT crossword and lurking on my usual discussion boards). I have a tangerine and call that lunch since I’m still not very hungry. The dog walker comes by to take C. out and we chat for a bit about the semester and her classes. I venmo her for this week ($90, included in expenses above). T. has an off-campus lunch meeting. $17.70
2:30 pm - Quitting time! I close out by writing a to-do list for next week and triumphantly shut the laptop. I put on another YouTube workout and can really feel the burn this time. T. comes home and we become couch zombies for a bit to switch into weekend mode. I’m suddenly capital-H hungry and make a turkey and cheese sandwich for second lunch.
4:00 pm - Two of T.’s classmates and their significant others are coming over for a drink before we meet up with a larger group from (one of) his programs. We rock-paper-scissors to see who tidies up and who goes out to get snacks. T. lets the Roomba loose and attempts to organize his nest of papers and I bundle up to go to the grocery store. I’m not sure what these people drink so I grab a bottle of white and a few types of beer to cover my bases, as well as kettle chips and cheddar popcorn. $21.02
6:30 pm - T. and I shower and both us and the apartment are as tidy as we’re going to get. I’m not the best in groups, especially if I don’t know anyone (but if you want a one on one, I’m your gal), so I’m kind of nervous when they first come over. T.’s classmates and their partners are very nice and easy going, which helps me get over my nervousness quickly. A glass of wine (or two) also never hurt. C., however, is in her element and volunteers as chip crumb expert.
8:30 pm - Someone calls an Uber (T. venmos them $10 later for our portion) and we meet up with others from the program. T. braves the crush at the bar to get a beer and a gin and ginger ale for me (which ends up going straight to my head), and we end up splitting an order of fries and chicken tenders ($26.90). The conversation quickly turns technical and I end up talking with one of the partners who was at our place earlier. He’s also very much out of his element and we bond over our mutual social anxiety. $36.90
10:30 pm - The group is moving to another bar but T. and I are ready to go home. We say our goodbyes and get an Uber ($16.88). T. takes C. outside and buys me a bag of Swedish Fish at the corner store ($1.50), which I happily and slightly tipsily eat in bed while we play 30 Rock roulette and watch random episodes. $18.38
Total: $96.00
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Day Six
6:30 am - I didn’t set an alarm but my internal one helpfully wakes me up at 6:30 anyway. T.’s did the same to him, but at 5:30, so thank goodness for small mercies. We have coffee and I work on the Saturday crossword (I wouldn’t survive five minutes without autocheck). I get about halfway done before I start getting ready for our weekly breakfast date (yoga pants with less dog fuzz, actually brushing my hair before throwing it in a bun).
8:30 am - We head to a place in the neighborhood. It’s still early enough that it’s not overrun with hungover undergrads so there’s barely a wait. We each get drip coffee and breakfast burritos, which are heavenly. Both T. and I are naturally early risers and figuring out that both of us preferred having a standing breakfast date instead of a feeling obligated to limit dates to dinner (when we’re both exhausted and just want to be cuddled up in bed) was a major turning point in our relationship. Not having to deal with zero-contact deployments anymore has also helped a ton (funny how that works). $30
12:00 pm - T. putters around and studies a bit at home before heading out on his long run of the week (a casual 27 miles...the couch potato in me has no words). The weather is nice today and C. and I take a longer walk than usual while listening to a book podcast (Sentimental Garbage, I could listen to her Irish accent all day).
1:30 pm - I'm meeting up with a girl that I matched with on Bumble BFF a few weeks ago (do you match with BFFs? I never know which verb to use). We got coffee before the holidays and I think we clicked, but with everything being crazy we haven’t seen each other since even though we’ve texted a fair bit. I put more effort into getting dressed for this date than the one I had with my husband (actual non-yoga pants, a cute sweater). We meet at a coffee shop and I’m practically vibrating from all the coffee I’ve already had today, so I get an Earl Grey tea and a blueberry scone ($5.60). The conversation is a bit stilted at first but we warm up quickly. T. buys a bottle of water out on his run ($1.07). $6.67
3:30 pm - We leave the coffee shop and wander in and out of a few stores but neither of us are looking for anything in particular. I see an enormous and criminally expensive candle in Anthropologie that I really like. Its not something I would ordinarily buy, but I still have an Anthro gift card from a Christmas gift I had to return (the thought was in the right place, but the size and style were very off). I pay the difference. $3.78
5:00 pm - The girl and I part ways and I take the T home. I think we had a good time, but trying to make new friends in a new city is exhausting and takes up a lot of mental energy. T. is studying when I get back. I take a shower, settle into comfy clothes and decide to recharge my introvert batteries by starting a puzzle and listening to podcasts. The American Girls and I have a grand ole time.
7:00 pm - T. takes a study break to make spaghetti and a spinach side salad, and I am fully on board this carbo-load train. He retreats back into his book fort after dinner, where he'll probably be for a while. I load and run the dishwasher, take C. out for her nighttime walkabout, shower, and return to the puzzle. I make some sleepytime tea, bring a mug to T., and sort through puzzle pieces until my eyes cross. I read in bed for a while (Love Lettering --I'm in love with Kate Clayborn and her characters and her writing style) before falling asleep around 10, and T. comes in a bit later.
Total: $40.45
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Day Seven
6:00 am - C. jumps into bed to snuggle with us, which almost never happens (she's very loving, but prefers to keep her distance) so it must really be cold today. We enjoy the cuddles for as long as possible until she starts getting restless with how boring we're being. T. takes her out and I make coffee and manage to fit a few pieces of the puzzle together before they get back. We work on the puzzle together for a while before T. makes peanut butter toast and settles in to study for a few hours. I eventually have some yogurt and granola for breakfast and play with C. and her new toy for a while (the octopus is still eight-legged but time will tell).
10:30 am - T. emerges to make another pot of coffee. I agree to another cup and he attempts to explain what he's studying to help work out the problem sets. Not going to lie, my eyes glaze over a bit with all of the technical theory, but all he really needs is a sounding board to talk them through out loud. C. is usually his first choice but she's currently taking a very important nap, so I'm the fallback. He eventually goes on a short run to stretch his legs and I sort through laundry for him to start when he gets back. The light in this building's basement laundry room won't stop flickering ominously and I have consumed enough true crime media to know that I don't want to become the subject of Netflix's next hit docuseries.
12:30 pm - C. and I go for a walk and I can feel my cheeks become the picture of health from all this crisp New England winter air. T. is doing a post-run stretching video when we get back and I join in. He takes the laundry down to start a few loads (with the dryer it comes out to $6.25 on a pre-paid laundry card we loaded $50 on to last week) and I warm up leftover spaghetti for lunch. T. has a peanut butter sandwich, milk, and bananas for dessert.
3:30 pm - I wake up from an unexpected but not unwelcome post-lunch couch nap. I've been listening to The Happiness Lab podcast (from a recommendation in this subreddit!) and I’m finally caught up on episodes. I decide to sign up for the online course (free, since I don’t need a certificate) and go through the videos for weeks 1 and 2. T. switched the laundry over while I was napping and we fold and put the piles away. I spend some time reading articles online and looking for a recipe to try this week. Maybe I’ll attempt Italian wedding soup.
6:30 pm - T. is still studying and I’m starting to get hungry. I make a pot of rice and fix us rice bowls with canned tuna, edamame, and quick pickled vegetables. I leave his in the fridge for later. T.’s little sister FaceTimes to say hi to C., and T. comes out for a dinner break and to chat for a bit.
8:30 pm - I make some more progress on the puzzle and decide to call it a night. T. has also decided that he’s had enough studying and we watch some House Hunters to unwind. He gets even more vocal than I do whenever the topic of entertainment space comes up (don’t get him started on carpets or paint colors). T. takes C. out while I cobble together something vaguely resembling a lunch to bring tomorrow and take a shower. We read in bed before cuddling and falling asleep.
Total: $0
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Food + Drink: $267.22
Clothes + Beauty: $39.68 (sticking the running socks/energy gels and candle in here)
Transport: $64.47
Entertainment: $60
Other: $101.75
Weekly Total: $635.92
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Reflection: I'd say this was a pretty normal week for us, especially in terms of food spending. Since T. has been back our spending has skyrocketed, partly because there are two of us again (and having him at home is pretty much like trying to feed half a football team) and partly because we've been "celebrating" not having to deal with deployments anymore by not denying ourselves little treats or indulgences (especially T., ultramarathons are not cheap). We use a zero-based budgeting Excel to keep track of everything and it's interesting to see how our spending has evolved over the last year (even though lately a lot of our spending has been supplemented with savings). Also just wanted to say that I loved all of the thoughtful comments on the last MD -- and the pup says hi (so does T.) :)
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2019.09.05 15:18 steakandonions I am 26 years old and make 74k per year working as a nurse in Copenhagen, Denmark.

*all amounts have been converted from Danish kroner to USD
Section One: Assets and Debt
Retirement balance: $4700. In Denmark, employers are required to automatically contribute a certain percentage of one’s pre-tax salary to a pension fund. For me, it’s 13.5%.
Savings account balance: $12,730 separated into various categories. “Home down payment” (my goal is to buy a larger and more centrally located apartment by June 2020), “Emergency fund”, and “Fashion, beauty, travel, and fun”
Checking account balance: $60 I keep very little money in here, in order to avoid spending it. When my paycheck hits I immediately move most of my money into the savings, and I really only keep enough to pay for bills/groceries.
Credit card debt: $0
Student loan debt: $0 I luckily received merit-based scholarships and grants, which covered the majority of my tuition for my bachelors of science in nursing, back when I lived in the US. I also lived in my moms house, commuted to and from school, and had some side hustles (dog walking, babysitting/nannying, working in a bakery) to cut down on costs. My parents also generously helped out during any semesters where any tuition wasn’t fully covered.
Investments: $8,200 in index funds and stocks
Other savings: $1580 in a Capital One account from when I lived in the US. Still not sure what to do with this!
Section Two: Income
Monthly take home: About $3800 (after all taxes and pension contribution) and often more with overtime and evening/night/weekend differential- I’ve earned almost $5000 on the rare months where my hustle game is super strong. I work varying shifts at a psychiatric hospital.
*full disclosure: I am married to my sweet Danish husband, who is a masters student in economics and is graduating in February 2020. However after falling acutely ill last year he has not been working, and had taken a longer sick leave from studies. He is back to school now though, and he recently got a low-key part-time job (proud of him!) which will bring in a few hundred dollars per month until he graduates and can work full-time. Because he hasn’t gotten a paycheck yet, those numbers aren’t included here. He otherwise doesn’t have any assets.
Section Three: Monthly Expenses
Rent: $684 includes water, heat, electricity, internet, wifi, and use of the laundry room/money on our laundry card. It’s a little studio in the outer Copenhagen area. I pay the whole amount.
Health, vision, and dental: $15 total for my birth control pills, and my husband’s medication. All healthcare is otherwise covered through taxes. I haven’t been to the dentist in a while (...oops) and while dental is not covered through taxes, a cleaning/check -up is about $50 and paid when you go. I’m very grateful for my healthy and non-problematic teeth.
Transport: $105. I pay about $60 for unlimited bus/train travel between work and home for the month. The rest of the amount covers miscellaneous trips to the inner city, and some travel for my husband (though he most often cycles to school and work). We do not have a car and don’t really see a reason to buy one, at least not within the next 2-3 years.
Phone plan: $40 for myself and my husband
Groceries: $224 for both myself and my husband
Subscriptions: $13 Netflix
Allowance for dates/fun activities: $100 typically used for a single date for us once per month, and maybe one night of beers with friends. (going out in Copenhagen ain’t cheap!)
Any other personal spending beyond this comes from the specified category in the savings account.
Savings account contribution: $2330 in all, which comes from 50% of my post-tax income going to “Home down payment”, 5% going to “Emergency fund”, and 10% going to “Beauty, fashion, travel, and fun”.
Investment account contribution: $210. Another 5% of my post-tax income
Paid hobbies: $400 one time payment for an upper level Danish course. I paid last month, for 5 months of classes. This may possibly be paid back to me by the state.
Day One (Thursday)
7:15 AM Yay, I’m free! I just finished my night shift. I catch the next bus home using my commuter pass- which has only a few days left on it before I have to buy a new one. I send my husband, F, a few good morning texts on the bus. He is on the way to his university and has his weekly doctors appointment afterwards, so I will first see him after I wake up later.
8AM: At home, I do the most basic version of my skincare routine because I can hardly stay awake. I rinse my face with Matas cleansing lotion, apply The Ordinary’s Niacinamide + Zinc, Cos Rx Snail Mucin essence, and a thin layer of Weleda Skin Food on top of it all. Then I hop in bed, and drift off to sleep while browsing Reddit (and haven’t dropped my phone on my face this time!)
12:30PM I’m awake again, damnit! One of the worst things about working changing shifts is that my sleep schedule is beyond fucked up, and I’m almost perpetually tired whether I’m able to actually sleep or not. I don’t think I have ever been able to sleep past 12:30 after a night shift.. I just pray I will be able to fall asleep again in the evening. I check my emails and Facebook messenger for any messages from friends. One of my best friends since childhood (back in New York) has recently moved to Tokyo so our group of girlfriends is going to collectively visit her in November. I can’t wait! I paid for my plane tickets already but I respond to their messages regarding potential accommodations. Then F gets home! I heat up some leftover baked ziti (prepared yesterday) for us for lunch. I take my birth control, magnesium, vitamin D, and b complex vitamins while I eat.
2:00PM F and I head to the grocery store where we, as usual, are left completely clueless as to what we should eat over the next few days. We tend to just eat a few of the same meals on rotation, and while we don’t mind this, we have been hoping to switch it up a little in the future. After standing idly in front of fresh produce for way too long, we decide to make quesadillas which we have only eaten once already in the past week . We buy tortillas, some tomatoes, a lemon, avocados, kidney beans, shredded cheddar, Danish rye bread and liver paté for F (Danes love that stuff) and some oat milk on sale, for drinking whenever. $12
3PM: F has somewhat spontaneously decided to pick up an extra shift at work and I am supportive of that. He heads off on his bike. We luckily get the chance to have some quality time tomorrow. I do some clothes ironing/steaming, and then it is time for me to try and catch some Zzz again, but it won’t be easy. I pull the blinds in our apartment, I put on my sleeping mask (not the Korean skincare kind but the cloth kind that you put over your eyes) and attempt to fall asleep. F will be home again just before I have to leave for my night shift. I’m low key obsessed with my husband and actually miss him when either he or I is at work.
8:30PM sleeping was a success! I prepare a quesadilla for myself and am very happy with it. I had made some guacamole to eat with it, so I’m sure to leave half for F for when he gets home later. I hop in the shower, do my skincare routine again, and make some coffee. I watch some YouTube videos while I sip my coffee, and change into very comfy clothes - a white T shirt from Arket and an old pair of sweatpants from H&M, making sure this is a pair with pockets (Work attire needs pockets to hold our set of keys to the belt restraints, and our personal alarm- in case of a dangerous situation). F gets home and we drink a little more coffee together before I leave to get on the bus at 10:15
11:15PM at work, and it’s a relaxed night. No complaints (especially considering I had 6 hellish day shifts in a row last week). We do our assessments and prepare all the administrative stuff for the day shift. No new admissions (because we don’t have any beds available). I give PRN meds on both my own unit, and on one of the other units (they only have nursing assistants on nights during the weekend). Just going through the motions...
Daily total: $12
Day Two (Friday)
7:15AM Heading home, and I’m off for the rest of the day/night which feels awesome! Hop on the bus home.
7:50AM I get into bed almost as soon as I enter into the apartment. I scroll through emails on my phone. I can see that I got my paycheck today. Ka-ching! I enjoy the little boost of motivation, and then I use mobile banking to move most of the money into the respective savings accounts, plus my investment account. I get out of bed again to do my skincare routine, and afterwards I fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow.
1PM Awake again, and F is working on his masters thesis. The hunger kicks in so I heat up a tortilla on a pan with a little oil and, schmear some cream cheese on it. When the tortilla starts to crisp up a little I fold it in half. It’s an abomination but i think it’s yummy. I take my vitamins with it (after all, I have to supplement this sometimes purely cheese and dough based diet). I’m feeling a lot more overall at ease knowing I’m free from work today. I also realize this is my only real opportunity to socialize this week, but I’m not feeling very up to it. Both my husband and I are naturally introverted. Sometimes work sucks so much life out of me that it’s like I don’t have anymore energy for socializing afterwards. However, one of our goals for when we finally can live in a bigger apartment, is to be able to have friends over more often. I can’t wait for that...I remind myself that two weeks from now I am only scheduled to work two shifts, and that there will be plenty of time to see friends in that week if I want.
2PM: I work on some Danish assignments which need to be submitted by Monday morning. I speak Danish fluently (I have to because of my job) but I’m taking a course ,and later an exam, which is required by the government if I want to be able to get a masters degree in the future (because all of the health-related masters in Denmark are only offered in Danish). The course basically teaches one to speak Danish at an even higher academic level- Since I’m working this weekend it is definitely easiest to try and get the assignments done now. F picks up some cheap wine and ingredients for chili con carne, and a chocolate bar to share for dessert. We are continuing with our Tex Mex theme, but with wine to keep it classy. $16
6PM The chili is ready and it’s time to eat! We each have a bowl and sprinkle cheddar and a few crushed tortilla chips on the top. We also have a head of lettuce that we need to use, so I chop some up and throw it on top of the chili for some more crunch. Lastly, F opens the botttle of wine. We eat on the sofa (bad habit but our “dining table” is also our desk and we have too many projects and papers spread out right now) and look for something to watch on Netflix using F’s laptop (we don’t really have room for a TV so we don’t own one). Nothing really peaks our interest at the moment, so what the heck, let’s try something new. We choose a K-Drama “My First First Love”.
10PM Okay, we have finished the bottle of wine and watched half of the entire first season of “My First First Love”. F confesses that despite his preconceived notions, he thinks it’s a “kind of good” show, and even burst out laughing at a few parts. I agree- it’s silly and cheesy but very cute!
10:30 I shower and do my skincare routine, but because I actually get to spend my night sleeping instead of working, I add tretinoin as the last step. F and I fall asleep shortly thereafter.
Daily total: $16
Day Three (Saturday)
6:30AM F’s alarm goes off. He needs to be ready in 30 minutes because my father-in-law is picking him up and they are driving for 3 hours to the other side of Denmark. They will be visiting F’s grandparents who live on a farm. F’s grandmother has been sick for awhile so F’s family has been visiting a little more often during the past year. I’m pretty sad that I can’t go this time because I’m working this weekend. I kiss F goodbye. I will first see him again after work tomorrow.
9AM I have snoozed a few extra hours because I’m first done with work at 11PM today. I eat an apple and take my vitamins. I make some tea and take another peek at my Danish homework, which I didn’t finish yesterday. I read some of the assigned articles but get distracted by texts from F, whom I miss a lot!
11:45AM I decide to revisit the Danish homework when I get home from work tonight. Lunch time! I heat up leftover chili, and sprinkle some cheese on top. I check the commuter app from my phone- my monthly commuter pass has officially expired so I have to buy a new one. $60
1:30PM Shower, skincare routine + CosRx aloe soothing sun cream, brush my hair and braid it. I put on black sweats and a white T-shirt again, and put on my favorite casual jacket. It’s a slightly oversized pastel pink denim one. I put on my designated work shoes (Adidas trainers) and walk through the little patch of forest outside of our apartment complex to the bus stop. The weather is super nice today, which is not super common even in the Danish summer, so naturally I’m working (this has been my experience for the entire summer basically.) This is why we take Vitamin D and tend to travel to warmer countries.
4:00PM I have been at work for an hour and we have just been bombarded with shit from the very start basically. The doctors were backtracked the whole day which means that the day’s most important tasks (which normally happen during the dayshift) were only starting to take place about 5 minutes after the start of my shift. I needed about 10 minutes to find my bearings, I barely even had time to read up on my patients before the doctors showed up. Some patients (waiting for their meetings with the doctors) became angry about the delay. And to top it all off, two patients who had earned privilege from the doctors to go out on a walk, ran away while on their respective walks. In this case, a lot of documentation has to be done and the police informed because they are involuntary hold patients.
5:30PM I take a minute in the kitchen to just pour a coffee for myself as I feel a little fatigued (always free coffee and tea at work). I add ice because it’s freaking hot in this place. Time to prepare dinner medication for all the patients. I have 4 patients assigned to me but I’m responsible for medication for all 16 of them. I’m happy for a little “break” in the quiet and air conditioned medicine room. (The rest of the unit is not air conditioned and it’s hot as balls today).
6PM Dinner. We don’t have formal breaks at my job because the higher ups don’t believe we have enough staff for it to be safe (another one of the major downsides). We typically eat with the patients, and one can either eat the hospital food, or bring food from home. The varieties of hospital-quality smørrebrød (Danish open-faced sandwiches) that is offered today doesn’t really appetize me, so I make a grilled cheese using some of the hospital’s bread and cheese, and a sandwich press that we keep in the kitchen. Yummy! I take my grilled cheese and actually don’t eat in the milieu today. Instead, I have to fill out some of the paperwork that has to be sent to the police.
10PM: Things are calming down. The nurse from our neighbor unit comes by to take some of our unit’s extra laundry detergent because her unit has run out. She asks if one of us, by any chance, wants to take a night shift on their unit, because they are short staffed for the next few days. Unfortunately no takers- we are already running on empty on our own unit. I give the last round of medications to all the patients and then sit down to do my charting.
10:40PM I finish with some time to spare, so I use the rest of the time to scour the internet and Instagram for potential microblading artists in NYC for my mom. She has been dreaming of getting her blonde Irish eyebrows microbladed, but she is not very tech saavy, so I offered to do some research for her. I send her the Instagram names to three potential artists, who have nice photos of their work and reasonable prices. I hope that she does it- she is the oldest of 7 siblings, a single mom of 3, and a nurse too! She deserves to treat herself probably more than anyone I know! She is very thankful and sends me photos of her cats.
11:00PM Finally free from work and the blazing sun has gone down, only to produce a full fledged thunderstorm. I get a little scared getting off the bus and walking in the thunder and lightning. F calls me to see if I’m getting home alright and I whimper like a baby about walking through the little forest while there is fork lightning streaking through the sky.
12:00AM Home and in bed, safe from the storm! No Danish homework for me tonight. It will have to be tomorrow morning instead.
Daily total: $60
Day Four (Sunday)
8:30AM The thunderstorm continued on and off throughout the night which meant that I woke up many times sporadically to loud clapping thunder- I’m not feeling super great when I wake up. I make some tea, scramble two eggs with chili flakes, take my birth control pill and vitamins, and sit down to do that Danish homework.
11:00AM This shit is hard! I put down my assignments once again, and close my eyes for a little bit. The lack of a consistent schedule/free time is starting to get to me, and unfortunately it’s probably not going to get any easier since I switch to day shifts tomorrow. I take some deep breaths... my strategy is always to take it one day at a time, and envision my next day off which is on Wednesday. I’m closing in on the end of these Danish assignments.
12:30PM I do a load of laundry to make sure F and I have clean clothes available for this week. $1.50 (deducted from our prepaid laundry card)
4PM By this time I have been at work for an hour. It gets pretty busy every once in a while but the mood is thankfully more relaxed than yesterday. I eat some of the smørrebrød for dinner today- I like the egg and spring onion variety. I already feel like i can’t wait to come home though.
9:30PM We get a new admission brought in by the police, and the pace of my night changes a little. This patient has arrived following a quite messy suicide attempt. She is an immigrant in Denmark and only speaks English, therefor the automatic consensus among my colleagues is that I’ll be her primary nurse. I have my first meeting with her, and she seems kind of relieved to speak English to someone. I ask her about the events leading up to her suicide attempt, and she tells me about her life- she has a lot of worries and fears. I can only hope that she feels a little better after our conversation, despite the fact that we have to take her clothes and possessions away (as a precaution with suicidal patients.)
11:00PM I’m finally free and F is at home! We have a super quick cuddle. It doesn’t take long before I fall asleep.
Daily total: $1.50 (deducted from our pre-paid laundry card)
Day Five (Monday)
5:20AM Up and at ‘em. I do my typical morning routine of shower, coffee and pills, and walk to the bus at 6:15. The new case that I got last night really peaked my interest and gave me some new motivation. I really hope I can make a difference for my patient. One of the hardest parts about working with severely mentally ill patients is that they don’t always get better. More often they even get worse. It makes you question whether you are a good nurse, even if you are a good nurse and giving it 110%. It’s something that I’m still learning to accept.
7:00AM Time for a day shift. Despite being swamped with tasks today, things still felt calm and manageable in a way, and there was good teamwork among the staff (unfortunately this isn’t always the case). I have a tendency to get overwhelmed when I have too many day shifts, just because of the sheer amount of work that has to be done, but this was a good day.
3:20PM So I’m finished a little later than I’m supposed to be, due to all the work, but I’m overall in a great mood. The weather is gorgeous! I get off the bus and first notice it feels like a crisp autumn day. F is on his way home from class, and I can’t wait to see him! We agree that we are in the mood for some baked ziti tonight (did I mention we tend to eat the same things on rotation? Lol), I make a detour at the grocery store on my walk from the bus stop, so I can pick up any ingredients we don’t already have. $7
4:15PM Hey, some of my stocks sold! I placed a sell limit order about two months ago, and honestly didn’t expect the stocks to reach this selling price anytime soon, but it looks like the market made a little jump today. I made about $250 from this sale. It’s not anything crazy but it still feels kind of cool! I’m going to reinvest it either in another stock or in one of the ETFs.
7:00PM F and I eat our delicious baked ziti and I follow it up with a glass of oat milk. We watch a documentary about the protests in Hong Kong on the website for Danish public media, followed by “Patriot Act” with Hasan Minaj on Netflix.
10PM F has already been asleep for an hour! I do my skincare routine plus tretinoin, and join him for some much needed ZZz. One more day shift tomorrow and then my day off!
Daily total: $7
Day 6 (Tuesday)
5:20AM Another typical pre-work morning. I’m so tired that at this point the only priority regarding my clothes is whether they are clean. I grab an old college T-shirt I had once painted in, and a pair of sweats. At the last minute I reconsider my paint-covered T shirt so I just throw on a sweater from Arket to hide it.
7:00AM I arrive to work and first find out from the night shift that there was a crazy episode last night involving one of our patients, that ended up with some of my colleagues crying, and the evening shift having to stay for 2 hours after their shift ended. On top of this, they tell me that a few of our other patients had violent outbursts and the mileu is chaotic. So already I’m feeling a little anxious about what this day has in store for us. Lastly, I find out that not only is the other nurse sick but my boss also isn’t coming today. There are also two nursing students here who’s whole plan surrounds them following that other nurse for the day. Umm... okay... This means I am in charge, AND on the floor with 5 of my own patient assignments (we got an extra patient- the bed is in the hallway), with only 3 assistants, and somehow these nursing students have to learn something today. I hateeeeee. Thissss. I’ve been working as a nurse for exactly a year, and have the least experience of everyone on my unit. I break out in a nervous sweat and can feel my voice tremble when I talk, but I get to work.
12:20 I sit down late for lunch and it’s not long before one of our newer admissions (but a frequent flyer) throws her cup of juice and plate across the table basically unprovoked. A colleague and I spring into action and take her arms in what’s called a “transport hold”- we’re basically forcing her to go to her room for our safety and the safety of the other patients. Another older female psychotic patient utilizes this opportunity to shout at everyone else at the table that I’m from America and that I’m beautiful. Hey, I’ll take it!
2:00PM Well I have anxiety-sweated through the day, have felt discouraged/pissed off by cranky and unprofessional colleagues, and definitely made a fool of myself a bunch of times trying to be replacement-boss... but it could have been way worse. My saving grace is the fact that I have to go to a previously planned “vejledning” (guidance?) session today. I get to leave the unit an hour early and go to the education building (with the OK from my colleagues. I’m reachable by phone if all hell breaks loose). These sessions are offered to new nurses at my hospital- we talk about various patient or workplace-related conundrums in order to try and be better nurses, but for me it’s like my therapy....
3:30PM I get out of “vejledning” and damn, did I need that. The teachers, who are specially trained nurse educators and work for the psychiatric hospital, typically maintain a nonpartisan approach but seem to subtly hint via facial expression that my unit is insane. But they have given me an outlet to vent and new strategies to try with my most challenging workplace situations.
4:00PM As I’m getting into my apartment I get a call from my boss, who commends me for taking over today. I tell her thanks for the praise but that I REALLY don’t like being put in such a position. She sounds somewhat sympathetic and with obvious timing she tells me that I can go home early on Thursday, and that she’s given me the days off that I had requested some time back. You’d better, lady!
5:00PM I’m resting at home and F is cycling home from class. We have some leftover baked ziti we could eat... but screw this day, let’s make it better with some pizza! I order two pizzas from our local place (they are smaller in Denmark). One Bianca (potatoes, cheese, rosemary no sauce), and a Sicilia (grilled eggplant, pesto, and feta). $20 F picks them up on his way home. We chow down and continue on the Korean journey of artistic genius that is “My First First Love”.
9:00 F always falls asleep first, and I’m thinking I should get some rest also. I do my skincare routine (taking a break from tretinoin tonight due to some redness/irritation I had today). It sure feels good to be in bed.
Daily total: $20
Day Seven (Wednesday)
8:00AM A day off from work! Oh, what a delight! I feel like doing absolutely nothing! I take my vitamins and birth control and make a cup of tea. F leaves for class, and I am so bummed that I won’t see him all day, because I leave for Danish class before he gets home. No more fretting, it’s time for me to just chill out and enjoy this free time.
9:00AM I eat two pieces of leftover pizza and take this time to answer some messages from my dad on Facebook messenger. He is from Colombia and is basically a legend of a father-in-law (past events include him insisting on buying jeans for F after first meeting him, and proudly telling F that he will treat him to anything and everything he wants from Wendy’s). Despite being an articulate and well-educated man, when it comes to texting, reading his messages can be like taking a trip to the front page of oldpeoplefacebook. All the more reason to love him. He’a a nurse too on the night shift, and tells me to be careful at work. He says that he loves both me and F and the whole family is waiting for us to come home for Christmas, and signs off with GIF of a puppy. I can’t wait to visit home, my eyes get a little misty.
10:00AM I am browsing Youtube and watch the trailer for “Joker”. It gives me chills! I text F and tell him that we must see this film. I love going to the movie theater but for me it has to be the right kind of film for the price to be worth it. This is exactly the kind of movie I want to watch in the theater. We agree to see the movie for our October date night.
12:00PM It’s been over a week since I’ve done any sort of beneficial physical activity (restraining patients is not a healthy form of exercise) so I decide to go for a run. It’s very much overcast out, but we live around a sort of wooded area with a marsh and ducks that is perfect for running. I’ve probably only done about 3 kilometers before I get completely winded, and I remind myself I have to do this more consistently. When I get back to the apartment I eat a banana and change into fresh clothes (see: pajamas) and take the already growing pile of dirty laundry to the laundry room ($1.50 from our pre-paid laundry card). I take this opportunity to also vacuum the floor and do a general tidying-up, as our place has looked like a bomb hit it.
2PM A bad headache and feeling of fatigue comes on pretty suddenly, and I take this as a sign that I’m burning out a little. I feel bad about this decision, but I write to my Danish teacher and tell her that I won’t be coming to my 3 hour class tonight. After the past week I have been feeling like I need to keep an eye on my stress level. Thankfully there’s a lot of online material I can do for class, and still “follow along”. For now though, I try to lay down and close my eyes, hoping it will give me some relief from the headache.
5:15PM The next thing I know, F is walking in the door. Wow, I had fallen asleep for a while! He heats up the leftover baked ziti from two nights ago and it’s still as tasty as ever. He picked up some ice cream and a head of cabbage at the store today ($5.50), so we also grill some of the cabbage in a frying pan with lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
6:00PM It’s a quiet night - just what I need. F does some reading for class, I do a few Danish assignments online, and we hang the laundry I totally had forgotten about. Luckily it doesn’t smell moldy.
9:00PM Lights out. Farewell, sweet day off. I’ve got a day shift tomorrow.
Daily total: $7
Weekly total: $123.50
Food & Drink: $60.50
Transport: $60
Home & Health: $3 laundry (if this counts here?)
Reflections: I would say this week was a somewhat average week. We are generally not big day-to-day spenders however this is because we do like to save for bigger purchases like nice vacations, or our future home. We don’t usually order pizza, but had I not been working during the weekend then I probably would have spent money on something else while having fun (beers, or a meal in a cafe, for example). Maybe I would have felt the urge to go shopping. You might not be able to tell from my diary but I actually LOVE designer fashion and tend to save for a few more expensive pieces (or find them on Vestiaire) rather than buy a lot of less expensive ones, but I only do this a few times a year. Anyway, one of the only pros I can think of regarding working too much, is that I can keep myself distracted from all the clothes and stuff I want to buy!
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2019.08.08 19:04 MsBluffy What's Going on in Columbia? August 8-14

Content Courtesy of Columbia CVB

ON STAGE

Joe Lewis Band at The Roof – August 8 from 6 – 9 p.m. at The Roof at The Broadway Hotel. Enjoy live music that will make you want to dance and a beautiful view from The Roof! No cover and an evening of fun await you!
Sideline Jokes – August 9 at 7 p.m. at Sidelines Sports Bar. Sidelines Sports Bar presents ‘Sideline Jokes’with Caleb Wright and Kovoski George as hosts. This is a stand up comedy show featuring 7 comedians, including hosts, from Columbia, St. Louis, MO, and Chicago, IL. Featured comedians are Ricky Royal, Johnny Lane, Purvis Hunt III, Joie Krack, and Richy James. The entrance fee is $5, and must be 21 years of age or older to attend this show. Food and alcoholic beverages are served at this venue. Come out and enjoy yourself. The address is 701 Big Bear Blvd Columbia, MO 65202.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Movies in the Park: Ralph Breaks the Internet – August 9 from 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. in Cosmo Park, 1615 Business Loop 70 W. Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope must risk it all by traveling to the World Wide Web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet to help navigate their way through viral videos, online auctions, spam, search engines, clickbait and more. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a movie on the large, inflatable screen under the stars. No rain dates. Concessions and food trucks available: Kona Ice and Eats & Treats.
Columbia Farmers Market August 10 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the MU Health Care Pavilion. Fresh vegetables and fruit, meat, farm-fresh eggs, cheeses, honey, cut flowers, plants, artisan items & more. As a producer-only market, everything sold here is offered by farmers and artisans who help sustain our region. SNAP (food stamps) are accepted at all markets. Live music, gardening workshops and children’s activities are featured at every market! Join us in rain or shine!
Columbia Coin Expo – August 10 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 2525 N Stadium Blvd. A coin collecting event for the novice through professional with various items to purchase. Coins, Currency, Tokens, Medals, Foreign, Ancient, Bullion, Gold, Silver and Platinum will be available. If you are looking to sell or need assistance with collecting then stop by. Dealers from Missouri and surrounding states will be there.
Center for Missouri Studies Grand Opening – August 10 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., 605 Elm Street. August 10, 1821, marked the first official day of statehood, and 198 years later, a new chapter in the preservation and exploration of Missouri’s eventful past will begin with the August 10, 2019, opening of the State Historical Society of Missouri’s new Columbia headquarters, the Center for Missouri Studies. Save the date, and make plans to join the celebration!
Perseids Meteor Shower – August 13 from 4 – 5 a.m. at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. Come watch the Perseids Meteor Shower at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on. Staff will be available to answer any questions and can be met on the lawn next to the playground at the picnic area. Parking is available nearby. For more information, call 573.449.7400.

GALLERIES

August Exhibit – July 30 – August 31 at Sager Braudis Gallery. Featured works byJennifer Belair Sakarian, Josh George, Lita Kenyon, Elise Kirk and Kensuke Yamada.
Faces Found: Boone County Portraits 1886 - 1940 – March 20 – November 10 at the Boone County History & Culture Center. Two years ago, volunteers in the Henry J. “Hank” Waters III Digital Imaging Lab began the work of digitizing our 500,000 piece vintage photography collection. This exhibit, running through early November, 2019, features more than 50 newly-digitized glass plate negatives that are the work of four early Columbia photographers. Some of the 50 enlarged prints are 5 feet in height. The exhibit also includes historic photography equipment and vintage textiles from our collections.

SPORTS

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MUSIC

THURSDAY 8/8 Radkey at Rose Music Hall at 7 p.m.
FRIDAY 8/9 Friday Happy Hour at Rose Park @ 5 p.m.
William Michael Morgan at The Blue Note @ 7 p.m.
Funky Butt Brass Band at Rose Music Hall @ 8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY 8/10
The Kay Brothers’ Summer Fish Fry at Rose Park @ 5 p.m.
Party With a Purpose Adult Prom at The Blue Note at 7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY 8/13
Movies in the Park: Love, Simon at Rose Park @7 p.m.
WEDNESDAY 8/14 Polo Hendrix at Rose Music Hall @ 8 p.m.

MOVIE GUIDE

BRIAN BANKS - The inspirational true story of Brian Banks (Aldis Hodge), an All-American high school football star committed to USC who finds his life upended when he is wrongly convicted of a crime he didn’t commit. Despite lack of evidence, Banks is railroaded through a broken justice system and sentenced to a decade of prison and probation. Years later, with the support of Justin Brooks (Greg Kinnear) and the California Innocence Project, Banks fights to reclaim his life and fulfill his dreams of playing in the NFL.
DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD – Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle, nothing could prepare Dora for her most dangerous adventure yet -- high school. Accompanied by a ragtag group of teens and Boots the monkey, Dora embarks on a quest to save her parents while trying to solve the seemingly impossible mystery behind a lost Incan civilization.
FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW - Ever since hulking lawman Hobbs and Shaw first faced off, the duo have swapped smack talk and body blows as they've tried to take each other down. But when cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton gains control of an insidious biothreat that could alter humanity forever - and bests a brilliant and fearless rogue MI6 agent, who just happens to be Shaw's sister - these two enemies must partner up to bring down the only guy who might be badder than themselves.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD - Actor Rick Dalton gained fame and fortune by starring in a 1950s television Western, but is now struggling to find meaningful work in a Hollywood that he doesn't recognize anymore. He spends most of his time drinking and palling around with Cliff Booth, his easygoing best friend and longtime stunt double. Rick also happens to live next door to Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate -- the filmmaker and budding actress whose futures will forever be altered by members of the Manson Family.
SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME – Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, SpiderMan must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.
STUBER – A quick-tempered cop who's recovering from eye surgery recruits a mild-mannered Uber driver to help him catch the heroin dealer who murdered his partner. The mismatched pair soon find themselves in for a wild day of stakeouts and shootouts as they pursue violent criminals through the seedy streets of Los Angeles.
THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN – Based on the best-selling novel by Garth Stein, THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN is a heartfelt tale narrated by a witty and philosophical dog named Enzo (voiced by Kevin Costner). Through his bond with his owner, Denny Swift (Milo Ventimiglia), an aspiring Formula One race car driver, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition and understands that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life. The film follows Denny and the loves of his life - his wife, Eve (Amanda Seyfried), their young daughter Zoe (Ryan Kiera Armstrong), and ultimately, his true best friend, Enzo.
THE KITCHEN – “The Kitchen” stars Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” “Bridesmaids”), Tiffany Haddish (“Girls Trip”), and Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) as three 1978 Hell’s Kitchen housewives whose mobster husbands are sent to prison by the FBI. Left with little but a sharp ax to grind, the ladies take the Irish mafia’s matters into their own hands—proving unexpectedly adept at everything from running the rackets to taking out the competition…literally.
THE LION KING – Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother -- and former heir to the throne -- has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is soon ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. Now, with help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba must figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
TOY STORY 4 – Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion as Woody's slight detour leads him to his long-lost friend Bo Peep. As Woody and Bo discuss the old days, they soon start to realize that they're worlds apart when it comes to what they want from life as a toy.

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2019.07.06 15:00 s810 Old Austin Tales: Cedar Choppers & The Travis County Dog Wars - 1902-1923

There are few photos of the things I'm going to impart to you today but I usually start with a related photo from the UNT archive so here is one roughly related for today:
Eanes Rock Schoolhouse Students Outside - "Photograph of Eanes Rock Schoolhouse students having lunch outside. They are seated in front of a pile of rocks with trees in the background, on the back of the photo '1930s Students having lunch in the Eanes Cafeteria' is written in blue pen." - 1930
See how their school 'cafeteria' was just the kids sitting around outside the old Eanes Rock School? Not sure if this was an outside picnic or if they didn't usually eat inside the one room school. If you have been here a while you might recognize the name 'Eanes' as the name of the area school district that is home to football powerhouse Westlake High School. Westlake High isn't in AISD or even in Austin proper, but instead is in Westlake Hills, TX to the west and southwest of town. Yet future NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Drew Brees went to "Austin Westlake" High School according to the statkeepers. This is meant to differentiate it from another Westlake High in Ft. Worth, but it's still accurate. The Village of Westlake Hills, TX was founded by an Austinite in the mid 20th century. Where did these communities like Rollingwood and Westlake Hills come from? What was in the area of these vast suburban neighborhoods and office complexes off Loop 360 before the 20th century? Even some native Austinites who grew up knowing the area only as 'the rich part of town' might not realize what the places used to be known for before all that. These are separate areas that have a history all their own, but their histories are intertwined with the history of Austin and the Texas Hill Country at large. Today using help from a few different sources I'm going to attempt to tell an abridged version of the entire tale of these towns which block in Austin from the southwest, and in doing so tell the tale of one particular series of incidents that took place in the early 20th century between Austinites and rural area residents to the west known as cedar choppers.
First a little backstory. In previous posts I've talked about how the first settlers to the county were farmers and ranchers who settled in an area that is today east of town. Govalle and Montolpolis were early settlements around the same time as Waterloo, which eventually became Austin. As we all know, The Balcones Fault Line divides the geology of Travis County into fertile blackland prarie to the east and hardscrabble limestone hills to the west. When the first bold farmers dared to settle west of this boundary in the hills to the west of the nascent City of Austin in the late 1840s and 1850s, it was a lot harder to farm the land, and the area was a known hangout for several roving bands of Comanche and Apache. The new settlers in this area were a hardy bunch. There were Scotch-Irish, Swedes, Italians and Germans, not totally Americanized. They had first originally settled in Appalachia and then migrated down the different mountain ranges of the South-Eastern US and through the pine forests of East Texas until they could go west no more. West there was only desert and Comanche. So they settled in well watered hills west of town and eventually all throughout the hill county. They brought with them their adapted ways of the southeast. Some today might call them 'mountain folk' and some others might call them early versions of 'hillbillies'. Both would be right on some counts and wrong on others. Settlers continued to come to Western Travis County throughout the 19th century although the area was known for being a hotbed of Counter-rebel Union insurgent activity during the Civil War. They wanted no part in hostilities and just wanted to be left alone to work their land. These hillbillies didn't own slaves. They didn't believe in it and the few who did were too poor for it anyway. The land was poor for farming and after the fields were abandoned and the livestock had eaten most of the grass away, native species of cedar trees grew over the spent rocky earth. These were not quite like the cedar trees we love to hate today, which are called 'sap' cedar (Ashe juniper) and grows in clumps of trees. This was something called 'Heart cedar' which grew individually as tall and as fat around as small pine trees. The people were a resourceful lot and so they started utilizing the resources they had, and by the turn of the 20h century mostly all they had was a hell of a lot of cedar trees.
Now before the first dam across the Colorado was built in 1893 forming what was at the time called Lake MacDonald (now Lake Austin), it was a lot easier to cross the river when it wasn't flooded. There were several crossings, called 'fords' where you could mostly walk across without getting wet with maybe a little help from some strategically placed stones. The most famous one that survives in name only is Marshall Ford which is the area around where Mansfield Dam was built in the 1940s. Tinnin Ford Road off of Riverside Drive marks the rough spot of another one, although it was called 'Stone's Ford' on old maps. In places where the river ran deeper and before the first Congress Ave. Bridge was erected in the 1880s there were small ferry services but these weren't meant for more than one or two horse carts at a time and ran the risk of capsizing.
After the dam was built, the area west of where Tom Miller Dam is today was almost totally cut off from the City of Austin. If you think about it, most of the modern bridges we depend on today except for the Congress Ave. Bridge and the Union Pacific train bridge were built after 1935. There was no way to cross the lake/river for many miles upstream for many years, even after first dam busted in 1900 (it was rebuilt around 1913 and then busted again). This kept these 'mountain folk' isolated, who by that time were well on the way to becoming known as 'cedar choppers' in the City of Austin. The original settling families intermarried among one another and eventually formed interwoven 'clans' that started feuds with other clans.
Sometime I think in the 1980s someone wrote a high school report on the history of Westlake Hills, and I don't know how, but it ended up in the UNT archive through the Westbank Community Library. It's not a bad writeup, I would have given it an A. I'm going to quote a little bit from it to advance the story:
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After the (Civil) War, a few settlers gradually moved into the hills. The land was too rugged for farming, so most families raised cattle, sheep and goats. They made lye soap, cooked on wood stoves, and used coal oil for lighting. In 1872 Robert Eanes and George Norvell built a log schoolhouse near the present Eanes School. They furnished it with split-log benches. Children wrote on slates using native limestone as chalk. The schoolhouse was also used for church services, conducted by circuit-riding preachers, until a stone church was built in 1928. As the years went by, a community grew up around the schoolhouse.
The first Austin Dam (site of the present Tom Miller Dam) was built across the Colorado River in 1893. The dam broke in the flood of 1900 but was rebuilt in 1913. Before these dams were built, Austin folks forded the river at Taylor's Slough, driving their buggies and wagons into the hills so they could chop firewood. The newly created Lake McDonald (now Lake Austin) prevented anyone from fording the river. Except for a road to the southwest that went to Bee Cave, the hills were virtually cut off from civilization.
These isolated hills became home to cedar choppers. Winston Bode called them that "proud, independent, robust tribe of transplanted Southerners who came to flat-cut cedar and burn charcoal."6 They slow-burned cedar into charcoal, which they sold to general stores on 6th Street and other places. Like other mountain people, they worked hard, had little schooling, intermarried, bore several children, brewed corn whiskey, and danced barefoot to fiddle music. Except for coming to town with their charcoal and maybe drinking on Saturday night, the cedar choppers stayed to themselves. Austin folks used to say that you didn't go into the shills unless you knew someone, and it wasn't safe to travel on Bee Caves Road after dark.
One man who dared to venture into the hills was Emmett Shelton, Sr. An attorney, newly graduated from law school in 1928, he walked to.the hilltop where the County Line Restaurant now stands. He bought the hilltop for $500. In subsequent years he bought more land, sometimes for as low as $4.50 or $10 an acre. When he wasn't running his trial practice with brother Polk or dickering in politics (he ran for the Austin City Council in the 1930s), he was in the County Clerk's office, tracking down titles to land.
"Most of the people who owned land in the hills didn't live here," Shelton said. "Usually they had inherited it from someone. Most didn't know where the property lines were or how much was there." As he wandered through the brush, checking property lines, he made friends with cedar choppers and later defended many of them in their scrapes with the law. During the 1920s and 1930s, the hills were a haven for bootlegging. Cedar choppers set up stills on the creeks and guarded them with firearms. More than one federal agent was killed trying to come up on a still by surprise. According to Emmett Shelton, Sr., "There was more commercial activity in West Lake Hills then than there is now."
A favorite spot for Austin folks who wanted to drink and gamble was the Cedar Crest Night Club, site of the present County Line Restaurant. When it opened, someone asked owner Mervin Ash, "How are you going to keep these hillbillies from coming in and taking you over?" Without batting an eye, he replied, "We'll just put napkins and tablecloths on the tables." As the country worked its way out of the Depression, the hills began to enjoy economic growth. In 1937 B.B. "Pap" Beard started selling hamburgers and tamales in a log-cabin store on Bee Caves Road.8 His was the first business establishment in the hills. Later he added a gasoline station. Also in 1937 a new two-room schoolhouse was built to educate the growing numbers of children whose families had moved to the area.
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So you had this informal unincorporated rural community called Eanes on the other side of the rivelake with their own rural ways and culture separate from Austin's. Then all these individual homesteader families dotting the landscape all over the western part of the county, in places like today's Oak Hill (was called Oatmanville), and Upper and Lower Bull Creek, and Jollyville. These were in turn part of a larger trend of settlement across the entire Hill Country. The failed farmers turned cedar choppers had settled clear up the western side of Williamson County and parts north, and also down into Blanco, and the western side of Hays, and Guadalupe counties. These places were far removed from the city at the time, being sometimes more than a few hours by horse or oxcart to get there, yet they lived in a symbiotic relationship with Austin supplying the growing city with cedar related products like fence posts, railroad ties, firewood and charcoal. We will get back to Mr. Emmett Shelton Sr. in a few minutes, who was the Father of Westlake Hills and whose name now adorns the 'low water crossing' bridge under the dam today, but first I want to tell you about the Dog Wars.
There are many books written about the cedar choppers but probably one of the best is The Cedar Choppers: Life on The Edge of Nothing by Ken Roberts. (h/t/ Noogisms) Written just a few years ago, Mr. Roberts tells the complete tale of the cedar choppers with anecdotes and interviews from the descendants of the people who were there, following the families from Europe to The Hill Country, and has researched the genealogy of the intermarried clans formed by these early hill folk right up to the modern day. I can't recommend this book enough , and any longtime resident ought to get around to reading it eventually. I turn to this excellent volume for help in telling a bit about the events of 1902-1923 known as The Travis County Dog Wars. This concerns a particular few clans of cedar choppers in the lower Bull Creek area. Quoting from page 70:
There was a time when the banker and doctors and politicians used the hills as their playground. Before a law was passed in 1923 outlawing the practice, they would bring packs of trained dogs to Bull Creek to run down deer, threatening the best source of meat for the residents. Once again, outsiders from the city were invading the hills with guns, and the hill people didn't like it.
They started waiting for the hunters to come. One unidentified BUll Creek resident said, "Whenever we'd see a whole bunch of dog men coming up from town, I'd saddle up my old mare and ride over to my partner's house. Then he'd do the same with the next neighbor, and so on 'til there was a pair of eyes lookin' out at the dog men from pert' near every bush." and they shot the dogs, starting what was called "The Travis County Dog Wars".
The hunters went ballistic: one physician had prize hounds shipped from Kentucky "ambushed by damned hillbillies who pay no taxes." A merchant said., "Those aren't human beings gunning our dogs down. Hell got overpopulated so the devil moved the worst lot over to Bull Creek and gave them guns to play with.
A reward of $250 was posted, but nobody responded. Finally enough evidence was gathered to indict Paul Waechter of the Bull Creek clan. His brother Lewis was married to a daughter of Lee Boatright, one of the patriarchs of the clan, so Paul was well connected. The article said the "young mountaineer, despite loss of one arm, had the reputation of a rifleman who could knock a gnat's eyebrows off at a hundred paces." A hundred witnesses were called to the stand during the trial, but nobody would testify against him. Pail's younger brother was asked, "'Son, did you ever see a dead dog in the hills?' 'Yes, sir, Judge, I saw one.' the youth replied. 'Well, son, what do you think killed that dog?' 'Judge, I believe that poor hound must have got hooked to death by a buck.'" To mollify the powerful men who demanded retribution, Paul Waechter was fined, but the fine was dismissed "for fear it would around the mountaineers' ire, and that the hillbillies would stop shooting dogs and start shooting hunters."
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The hills west of Austin became no-man's land. Frank Wilson, who grew up in Hyde Park and knew some of the families from Bull Creek, said: Austin People didn't go out there. No, you stayed out of there. You go to Dry Creek then you'd better slow down, and when you got to Bull Creek you'd better stop" (laughter).
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And so there you have the basic story of the Travis County Dog Wars. It's important to note that in general, the people of the community were running afoul with the authorities in the county courthouse over the river in Austin. There were not just the dog wars but the aforementioned interclan feuds and sometimes even good old fashioned domestic violence and abuse which sent many a "mountain man" to jail. This only worsened as the 1910s became the 1920s and Prohibition took hold. A good number of cedar choppers became full time moonshiners for the duration. For help in defending themselves and their clan families, the patriarchs contracted with one trusted lawyer to almost always represent them in court. That lawyer was the previously mentioned Emmett Shelton Sr. The rub was that he got paid in land, and he wasn't cheap either. He improved upon the land he owned and laid out roads following old cedar chopper trails.
Quoting again from Cedar Choppers: Life on The Edge of Nothing, page 188 tells a story of the kind of protection Mr. Shelton provided:
Luther Pierce tells the story of his brother Ed, and how Emmett protected him in a confrontation with the law.
What caused it was somebody had cut cedar posts in the wrong place, on Emmett's side. And Ed followed their muddy tracks out of there. And Emmett had a double-barrel shot-gun. Well, he took it with him, him and Ed went over there. Have you heard of John Lloyd? John Lloyd was real rich. He had built all kind of mansions over there in West Lake Hills. John Lloyd's son-in law was there and he was talking real, real smart. And the sheriff was there too. And John Lloyd's son-in-law walked up to Ed and shaking his finger at him, right in his face, said, "What are you doing over here anyway? You're the son-of-a-bitch that probably cut these posts." So Ed him him and knocked him down on the ground. And that sheriff told John Lloyd's son-in-kaw, he said, "You can file on him for that."
He said "Well. then. that's just what l'll do." So the sheriff was handcuffing Ed. Ed said Emmett scared him more than the sheriff--he got one handcuff on him before Emmett knocked 'em. "You leave that man alone. You get them handcuffs off of him. I am his attorney." And then he turned to that man and said, "You file on him and I'll charge you five thousand dollars a tree for every cedar that you cut on my places and we'll go through there and count the stumps." So he unlocked the handcuffs and let him go.
Emmett Shelton was a very effective lawyer. If the cedar choppers couldn't win a confrontation one-on-one, the whole clan would jump in. And if that didn't work, they called Emmett Shelton.
Going back to that high school report in the UNT archive linked to previously, picking up where I left off:
After World War II, Shelton urged his friend Austin Mayor Tom Miller to build a bridge across the Colorado by the newly rehabilitated dam that would carry Miller's name. When the proposal was brought before the city council, Shelton promised: "If you build this bridge, I won't run for city council again."
His strategy must have worked, because the council issued the bonds and built the low-water bridge in 1948. The bridge opened a second traffic artery into hills, connecting Lake Austin Boulevard with Red Bud Trail.
Shelton began selling land in earnest, usually asking $1,500 for 2.5 acres. On Saturdays, he rented equipment from the county and bulldozed roads, often following the horse trails and wagon paths used by the cedar choppers. In the back of his mind was a dream for a prime residential community. Electricity, telephones, and other utilities were slow in coming. At first land owners dug their own water wells or formed private water companies, and each house was built with its own septic tank. In 1949 Eanes School, which had started a nine-month school term only four years earlier, merged with Brewton Springs School, located 10 miles west on Bee Caves Road. By 1950 Eanes had 80 students in grades 1 through 6 (older students went to Austin High School). The same year Eanes bought its first school bus.''
In 1953 Shelton and his neighbors incorporated as the village of West Lake Hills. He drew a map by hand, and citizens voted 73-0 in favor of the proposition. In 1958, the village became a city with broader municipal powers, especially in matters of zoning to protect the environment. The city's founding documents states: "It is the powerful and heartfelt wish of the residents of West Lake HIlls that they may be permitted to live their lives with the least interference from any outside influences that might become annoying or burdensome...." The city fathers intended that residents remain as free as possible of government, providing their own water, sewage, garbage pickup, and other conveniences. The idea was, "If you need something, you do it yourself," said Janet Poage, who moved to the city in 1966 and chaired the Zoning and Planning Commission. For several years, residents voluntarily contributed money--in lieu of taxes--to pay minimal city expenses. And the early mayors ran city business from their homes, storing records in spare bedroom closets. Protection of the environment was essential. The first mayor, Dr. Dan Grieder (dean of a downtown business college), told a local reporter: "We want to keep it the way it's been," forbidding any activity that would "disfigure, destroy or mar the glorious beauty of our wooded hills and valleys." During the early years, citizens gathered several times a year for town meetings. They assembled at Eanes School over a covered dish supper of fried chicken and potato salad. Then they talked about who to nominate for city offices, sometimes cajoling a neighbor to serve. Though congenial for the most part, some meetings became spirited. According to Janet Poage, "People just stood up and said what they thought. It was hilarious. One fellow even threatened to shoot the mayor."
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The 1940s brought the current dam and the new bridge to Red Bud Trail (along with the Lamar bridge), and connected the western part of the county back with the western part of the city, but as the Village of Westlake Hills continued to expand and modernize into the 1960s just as Austin did, the cedar chopper lifestyle started fading into the past. Natural gas heaters in homes became the norm by the mid 20th century and wood burning stoves became relics used only by very poor people. Charcoal could now be bought at a grocery store and didn't require special handling that cedar charcoal did.
Rollingwood, named for the rolling brakes of cedar trees, and Westlake Hills were founded around the same time and evolved together. They were joined in the 1970s by the Lost Creek subdivision. And then the office parks came.
The cedar chopper families started sending their kids to the new 2 room Eanes School in the 40s which was then after a few expansions joined in 1969 by Westlake Highschool and then Hill Country Middle School in 1975. And so that generation (the generation after the kids in the OP photo without a real school cafeteria) became accustomed to the suburban way of life and the cedar chopper way was lost. By the time the north and south sections of the new Loop 360 were connected by the Pennybacker Bridge in 1982, there was almost nothing representing the cedar choppers left in Western Travis County besides many old family graveyards and the occasional random car selling firewood on the side of the road. According to the book "Cedar Choppers: Life on The Edge of Nothing", you can still find some descendants in the backwoods but the way of life is lost. Their territory at its peak ranged the entire hill county from Hillsboro down to Uvalde, from Austin west to Fredricksburg, where ever the cedar grew.
In June of 1974, Emmett Shelton Sr. gave an oral history which was transcribed and is also available in the UNT archive through the Westbank Library. Straight from the horse's mouth he tells some anecdotes about buying and transferring, among other parcels, a certain 500 acres of land in the area (I think mentioned in the beginning), sometimes for the City of Austin, sometimes for himself. It's probably too long to copypaste here but it's a good read and gives an idea of what sort of man he was.
Lots of bonus pics today, and even a few links. Few are related to cedar choppers but lots are related generally to the area's history. The Westbank Library has copious amounts of photos from Eanes ISD via the UNT archive of old Eanes school campuses. I'll share some of the better ones but try not to hear the voices of those little girls in The Shining say "Come and play with us!" as you look at some of these.
Bonus Pic #1 - Portrait of Charles Eanes (Robert's Brother) - unknown date (before 1889)
Bonus Pic #2 - "Photograph of a classroom interior as seen from the back entrance door, showing wooden desks and seats with slatted backs in the foreground, along with a cast iron stove in the central aisle. To the back of the photograph lies the teacher's wooden desk, and a long blackboard that spans the length of the front classroom wall. There are two wall-mounted gas lamps above the blackboard, and several photographs are posted above and on the blackboard. The floor is constructed of wooden boards, and the walls are board and batten. There is a window to the right in the photograph, which has an opaque shade shaped like an awning. This is probably a view of the 1896 one-room school, which replaced the 1874 school that burned, and was used from 1896 to 1937. The 2 acres of land for the school were provided by William and Sophia Teague. Builders of the school were Henry Johnson, Oscar Carlson, and John Marshall. This photograph is copied from a manuscript by Mrs. H. R. Gentry, entitled: 'Eanes School, Travis County'." - 1910s
Bonus Pic #3 - "Photograph of Eanes Rock Schoolhouse students posing in front of the Eanes Rock Schoolhouse building. On the back of the photograph, there is cursive writing in pen as well as 'A 3 3' printed as well as 'gift from Betsy Linden Dyker 1939' is handwritten in blue." - 1939
Bonus Pic #4 - "Photograph of four Eanes Rock Schoolhouse students standing in front of the Eanes Rock Schoolhouse building. There are two girls in dresses and two boys in shirts and pants in the picture as well as a dog and man bending down in the background. The photograph is torn on the top right corner and there are brown stains on the left of the border of the photograph." - unknown date
Bonus Pic #5 - "Photograph of Eanes Rock Schoolhouse students posing in front of a brick building. There are seven boys and one girl and all of the children are directly facing the camera and there is a tan border around the photograph." - unknown date
Bonus Pic #6 - "Photograph of Eanes Rock Schoolhouse students playing outside during a picnic. There is a brick house to the left of the picture and several trees in the picture as well students running around and playing. On the back of the photograph 'gift from Betsy Linden Dyker' is written in blue pen." - unknown date
Bonus Pic #7 - "Photograph of Eanes Rock Schoolhouse students on a field trip to San Antonio to see the Alamo. The students are piled into a wagon that is stopped at a gas station and on the back of the photograph 'Eanes History Center' is handwritten in pen as well as 'R70' is printed." - April 1940
Bonus Pic #8 - "Photograph of Eanes Rock Schoolhouse students in a wagon. They are looking towards a man who is pointing to the left of the the picture who seems to be pointing at something off frame" - 1940
Bonus Pic #9 - "Photograph of Eanes Rock Schoolhouse students on a wooden wagon. One student is trying to climb into the wagon, while the others seem to be looking at something off frame to the left. There appear to be parents outside of the wagon holding onto the smaller children and in the background of the photograph there is a stone building and several trees. On the back of the photograph, 'R70' is printed." - April 1940
Bonus Pic #10 - "Photograph of a group of Eanes Rock Schoolhouse students on a field trip to San Antonio, the students are standing in front of the Alamo. On the back of the photograph, 'R70' is printed." - 1940
Bonus Pic #11 - "Photograph of three Eanes Rock Schoolhouse students in the trunk of a car. The boy on the right has on a brown bowler hat and seems to be looking at a woman who is only partially in the frame of the picture and on the back of the photograph "R70" is printed." - 1940
Bonus Pic #12 - "Photograph of two students from Eanes Rock Schoolhouse playing in the snow. The boy on the right is grabbing the the girl on the left's feet while she laughs at the camera. In the background, there is a brick house surrounded by trees and on the back of the photograph 'Margaret Smith + ?' is handwritten in green as well as "6 B Eanes Students 1939-40" handwritten in black. To the left of that, '126' is printed. - unknown date
Bonus Pic #13 - "Eanes School Picnic at Smith Creek. The children are seated on rocks and are surrounded by trees and other shrubbery and under the picture "30's" is written in blue pen. On the back of the photograph 'Eanes School Picnic 1930's' is also written in blue pen as well as '110%' in pencil." - 1930s
Bonus Pic #14 - "Photograph of Emma Beard and her friend. Emma is on the right and is wearing a white shirt tucked into a dark skirt, her friend is wearing a similar outfit. The girls are standing in front of a stone wall and looking directly at the camera and on the back of the photograph 'Emma Beard + friend 1950' is written in black pen as well as '683E' is printed. - February 1950
Bonus Pic #15 - "Photograph of Eanes Rock Schoolhouse students in class. The students are seated at their desks and facing the photographer with the teacher standing in the back in front of the black board. There is handwritten text on back of photo that says: 'Kay Ort Orell (student). Old Rock school house, her 1956 class.'" - 1956
Bonus Pic #16 - "Photograph of Eanes Elementary students with their teacher. This picture seems to be the official class photo for the yearbook, the students are arranged in four rows with the teacher standing to the right side." - 1965
Bonus Pic #17 - "Photograph of the interior second floor of a foyer in Westlake High School. Orbs that could either be decorations or light fixtures can be seen hanging in the foyer from the skylight roof above. Several students can be seen around the balcony railing on the upper floor, and the first floor can be seen down below with more students standing together. Sets of lockers can be seen to the far right on the upper floor." - June 29, 1971 (Summer School?)
Bonus Pic #18 - "Photograph of a class of students inside a small lecture hall in Westlake High School. A teacher or fellow student can be seen standing at the front of the classroom to the right with a stack of papers. The students can be seen to the left, sitting at desks and facing towards the front. A brick wall with a classroom sign can be seen in the background, as well as a door to the right of the sign." - June 29, 1971 (Summer School?)
Bonus Pic #19 - "Photograph of the interior of the Westlake High School high school library. A girl can be seen wearing headphones at a recorded media listening station in the foreground. Another girl can be seen to the right behind the media station's counter. Bookshelves can be seen in the background to the right, and many windows can be seen on the back wall. Students can be seen sitting at tables throughout the space in the background. " - October 20, 1971
Bonus Pic #20 - "Photograph of Westlake High School in 1976. The picture shows the building in the background as well as cars in the parking lot and two trees in the forefront of the picture." - 1976
Bonus Pic #21 - "Photograph of the front of Westlake Highschool. There are multiple cars in the parking lot as well as trees and a flag pole." - 1976
Bonus Pic #22 - "Art print depicting an illustration of the Eanes Frame School in 1896. The foreground of the picture has the Eanes Frame School with two trees in front of it as well as a water tower beside it and behind the water tower, there is another building. Below the drawing '1896 frame school Eanes area used as a school 'till 1937 then a church 'till 1928' is printed and to the left '69/100' is handwritten in pencil. In the right corner, Curtis has signed her name. " - made in 1983
Bonus Pic #23 - "Art print depicting an illustration of the Lost Creek Log Cabin in a state of disrepair. In the foreground of the picture, there is a stone chimney that is falling apart as well as the wooden structure of the building that is also falling apart. Under the drawing, 'Lost Creek Log Cabin circa 1872' is printed and to the left '69/100' is handwritten in pencil. In the right corner, Curtis has signed her name." - made in 1983
Bonus Pic #24 - "Art print depicting an illustration of a two story house with outdoor stairs and a wooden fence in the front. There is a bed frame to the left of the house and a rocking chair on the porch and below the drawing 'Eanes-Marshall Home Built 1857' is printed as well as "'69/100' and 'Curtis' handwritten in pencil." - made in 1983
Bonus Pic #25 - "Photograph of Della Edwards, the first Eanes ISD bus driver, standing next to an Eanes school bus that has its doors open. She is wearing a dark suit with a light-colored shirt and necklace. On the back of the photograph, '137488' is written in pencil." - 1976
Bonus Pic #26 - "Photograph of the house that was owned by Frank Johnson. The house is two stories and seems to be made primarily out of wood, there are trees and bushes surrounding the house a well as a wood and wire fence that can be seen in the foreground of the photograph. On the back of the picture there is "Johnson house" and "24-A 12" handwritten in black pen. " - unknown date (1960s or 70s?) Here is a story about The Johnson family whose farm was in the exact spot where Westlake High School is today
Bonus Link #1 - "Photocopy of a handwritten account of what is was like to live on Tucker Lane in the 1920's. Dorothy Depwe goes into how many children the Tuckers the family had as well as goes into the lives of the Teague, Ryan, Young, and Small families." - March 28, 1986
Bonus Link #2 - "Photocopy of an interview with Myrtle Blankenship Treadwell, Pauline Becker, Ellen Seals, and Frank Spiller about the happenings of the Eanes Rock Schoolhouse in the thirties and forties. The interview goes into the start of the hot lunch program started by the PTA mothers of the Eanes Rock Schoolhouse students. The interview also talks about the influx of people into the Spiller Hill area and how that inevitably drove out the "hillbillies" that lived there previously but could not afford the rent to stay there. " - unknown date
Bonus Link #3 - "Photocopy of a transcription of an interview with Earl Short by Dorothy Depwe. Short talks about multiple murders that occurred in the Westlake, Texas area, as well as the lives of several families in the area." - June 18, 1982
Bonus Link #4 - "Transcription of an interview with Emmett Shelton and Benton Beard written in a Blue Book about the rise of the Eanes area as well as the life and times of the Beard family. The essay goes into land development, PTA, and prohibition." - 1975
Bonus Link #5 - "Text describing the Eanes community and the history of the school district. It discusses the origins of the city of Austin and the development of the school, with transcribed supporting documents." - 1976
Bonus Link #6 - "Photocopy of an essay titled "Jackson Cemetery, Travis County, Texas" and under that "Its Value as an Historical Landmark". The essay goes into the creation of the cemetery and how the lot was purchased as well as the fact that much of the information from the essay comes from interviews conducted by Melissa W." - unknown date
Bonus Link #7 - "Photocopy of a handwritten report about the the Carlson family of the Eanes area. The essay mostly focuses on Oscar Carlson, the son of John Hendrik Carlson and a Swedish woman named Morning Star and their life in the Eanes County area. On the front of the essay, '9th Grade 1304 Constant Spring Dr. 327-0350' is written in black pen." - unknown date
Bonus Link #8 - "Photocopy of an essay on how the Dellana family came to reside in Rollingwood, Texas. Castro talks about Condado Dellana's immigration from Italy to the United States and how he eventually moved to Texas to help build the capitol building in Austin. Years later, Condado discovered a cave in Rollingwood that produced extremely good fertilizer due to the guano from the bats that lived in the cave. He eventually bought the property that the cave was on and started selling the fertilizer to nurseries around the state." - February 27, 1976
Bonus Link #9 - "Growing Up in Westlake Hills - Photocopy of a transcript of an interview with James Short, an alumnus of Eanes Elementary School from Westlake Hills. He goes on to talk about what life was like as a student at Eanes School, and recalls the various incidents that occurred such as bees being let loose in the school bus, a bonfire being built in the middle of the road to stop the bus from arriving to school, and fights between the students." - 1976
Bonus Link #10 - List of small cemeteries in the area - unknown date
Extra Special Bonus Link #1 Eanes: Portrait of a Community, a book by Linda Vance - 1986 (lots of good photos and stories not found in other books in here)
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2019.07.01 16:41 xenokilla Fun and Exciting Event Note-Foodie Happenings in Michiana!

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Mon, Jul 1st – Otta Ramen – Ramen Pop-up at Temper Grille from 5 – 10pm. We are popping up again @tempergrille_granger. Reservations will go live Thursday, Jun 27th at 5pm. Reminder Temper is 21+ for seating
Sat, Jun 29th – Thurs, Jul 4th – Colombo’s Family Restaurant – Closed for vacation and will reopen Friday, July 5th. Sat, Jun 29th – Tues, Jul 9th – Antonio’s Italian Ristorante – Closed for summer break and re-opening Weds, July 10th. Mon, Jul 1st – Sun, Jul 7th– Lucky’s, Elkhart - We will be closed July 1st-July 7th & Reopen our regular hours on July 8th! Have a Blessed Week and Happy Independence Day. Mon, Jul 1st – Sun, Jul 7th– The Vine, Elkhart – Closed for summer vacation. Re-opening on Mon, July 8th. Mon, Jul 1st – Sun, Jul 7th– Kao’s, Elkhart – Closed for summer break and re-opening Mon, Jul 8th. Mon, Jul 1st – Weds, Jul 10th – Weiss Gasthaus, South Bend– Closed for summer break Mon, Jul 1st – Sun, Jul 14th – Cre-Asian, South Bend – Closed for summer break and re-opening Mon, July 15th. Weds, Jul 3rd – Fri, Jul 5th – Yellow Cat Café, South Bend – Closed for the 4th of July holiday
Sat, Jul 6th – Shoreline Brewery, Michigan City – Red, White & Brews - Come join us at Shoreline Brewery for the 14th Annual Red, White & Brews!! From 2 pm to midnight, this family friendly event will have beer, food & music. The bands Caught on Cline, Midwest Hype & ALLGOOD will be providing jams throughout the evening. Early Bird Tickets are $ 15.00. Hope to see you there! Cheers!
Weds, Jul 10th – Ironhand Vineyards – Love & Macarons Pop Up Shop from 5 – 7pm. Join us for Love & Macarons Pop Up Shop! She sells out quickly, so make sure to stop in early. LOVE AND MACARONS: I'm a 26 year old pastry girl, living in Michigan's Great Southwest. As a graduate of the French Pastry School in Chicago, I like to put a little french touch to most of my creations. I have two cats, too many clothes, and am looking to the future. Love and Macarons was created out of my love of macarons, one of my deepest roots of inspiration. Some may call it an obsession! I provide traditional and custom decorated cakes, cupcakes, macarons, breakfast pastries and many other mouth-watering desserts. I can offer dozens of flavor combinations, so please don't hesitate to contact me and see what we can create together.
Fri, Jul 12th– Sat, Jul 13th – Villa Macri Ristorante – Villa Maci 2019 Italian Fest! Join us for this year's Italian Fest on July 12th and 13th! The event begins at 5pm both nights with BLAMMO headlining the event Friday and Saturday. Vyagra Falls will be playing on Friday night at 5:30, and Saturday night will kick off with a DJ and Blammo to follow! Admission and Parking are free, and general seating will be available on the Piazza. A full bar will be available outside for this open-air festival on the Piazza along with our classic Italian Beef sandwiches, meatballs, cannoli and more. VIP Tables are available for purchase to help sponsor this event which include a buffet style meal, VIP service staff, raffle prizes, preferred seating and the best view of the bands! For more information about becoming an Italian Fest Sponsor, please contact Jerry at 574-298-4510 or Jessica at [email protected]. For general questions about the event or to make a reservation inside the restaurant, please call 574-277-7273. See you all soon!
Weds, Jul 17th - Iron Shoe Distillery – The Dough Parlor Pop-up Shop at Iron Shoe from 4 – 7pm. Looking for a fun date night? Or a delicious treat for you and your kiddo? Then come on out when we host The Dough Parlor, as they set up shop with their edible cookie dough! You can eat their dough right out of the cup, it's egg-free -- so no need to sneak licks from the bowl! They have classic flavors such as Sugar Cookie and Chocolate Chip and some new dough'licious flavors like Monster Cookie and Black Tie Affair.
Weds, Jul 17th – Kamm Island Fest from 5 – 9:30pm. Kamm Island Fest is a staple of Mishawaka’s summer entertainment season and draws upon the rich history of Kamm Island and the development of Mishawaka’s River Walk. The goal of Kamm Island Fest is to highlight the offerings of locally owned businesses while providing a venue for ‘direct to consumer’ interaction with product/services of event sponsors and participants. A portion of the proceeds from the event are distributed to local civic and charitable groups and a portion is used to underwrite and develop on-going MBA activities. Kamm Island Fest is the main fundraiser for the MBA. Its success is key in supporting the MBA mission as a resource and advocate for the Association's members. Unlike other summer events or festivals in Mishawaka, KIF is an adult only event. Admission to the island is limited to age 21 and over. Here are several highlights from Kamm Island Fest 2019, Sponsored by United Beverage and Budweiser! “Taste of Mishawaka.” An opportunity to experience the flavor of local restaurants. Sponsored by Visit South Bend Mishawaka. “Live Music” The Fest will feature the music of BLAMMO and The Grooveheads. “Car Show” showcasing a wide variety of classic cars. “Art Show” featuring local artists under the “Big Top!” VIP Experience - Sponsored by Burns Rent Alls. See their FB event for FAQ about the event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/340493150001663/
Sat, Jul 20th – Spirited, South Bend – Spirited Turns 1! From 4pm – 1am. We are having a party to celebrate our 1 year birthday!! Mikey Trix will be here, we will have drink specials, champagne and all of the fun! We are also working on an interactive art piece that everyone can contribute to and will hang in the bar!
Mon, Jul 22nd – Sun, Aug 4th – Eat. Drink. Downtown South Bend– Summer Restaurant Weeks – Save the date, more information on participating restaurants and special menus soon!
Tues, Jul 23rd - Jesús Latin Grill and Tequila Bar - Chef Drew Sachau, invites you to Jesùs Latin Grill for an afternoon that promises to be as fun as it will be informative. Our mixologist has paired a cocktail to complement the experience. Classes are 25++ (tax & 20% gratuity). $31.75 (paid at time of reservation). Call 574.318.4983 to reserve your spot!
Weds, Jul 24th – LEX 530 – German Wine Dinner at 6pm. Our next LEX 530 Wine Dinner will be held on July 24, 2019, at the LEX 530 Event Center in Elkhart, IN. This German Wine Dinner will feature premium wines hand selected by vintner Carl Tiedemann to pair with Executive Chef Chad Coryn’s delectable four-course dinner. The event begins at 6:00 pm with dinner starting at 6:30 pm. Each course is listed below. First Course: Rabbit sausage, sauerkraut, smoked bacon and wine mustard sauce. Second Course: Smoked whitefish chowder, baby fennel and Espelette pepper. Third Course: Blue cheese-crusted beef tenderloin, German-fried fingerling potatoes, broccolini and red currant bordelaise. Fourth Course: Black forest mousse, wild Morello cherries, Chantilly cream and cocoa nibs. We look forward to seeing everyone at this delightful German Wine Dinner. If you are a LEX 530 Wine Club Member please contact Courtney at 574-296-1314. There is limited seating for this event and we expect it to fill up fast. We are located at 530 E. Lexington Avenue in Elkhart. Guests must be at least 21 years of age, with a valid ID. Tickets are $85.00 (tax not included). You must purchase your ticket by noon on July 19th.
Fri, Jul 26th – Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant – Seafood Boil from 6:30 – 9:30pm. Put down the utensils — it's an old-fashioned summer seafood boil! Gather around our table and dig in, we’re serving up a traditional Louisiana seafood boil that includes blue crabs, gulf shrimp, red potatoes, corn, and andouille sausage. Served with plenty of fixin’s: Cajun macaroni salad, coleslaw, watermelon, and more! Your ticket will include unlimited access to the boil and three complimentary drinks –your choice of wine or beer– to sip on all evening long. There’s nothing like a boil to bring everyone together, so invite your friends, family, and neighbors... it’s going to be a great night!
Sun, Aug 25th – Taste of the Gardens - Wellfield Botanic Gardens from 11am – 6pm. Taste of the Gardens presented by the Elkhart County Convention and Visitors Bureau is Sunday, August 25! Enjoy a gorgeous summer day at Michiana’s most beautiful outdoor location while perusing fine art, listening to live music and enjoying the area’s tastiest food and drinks. Wellfield comes alive with art, music, food and FUN at this popular festival, attracting guests from around the region. You’ll love what’s in store! Save money with discounted advanced tickets for Taste of the Gardens – – just $8 for Adults. Tickets at the gate are $10. Buy online or in person at our Visitors Cottage in advance, you’ll save money and avoid the ticket lines when entering. Children 12 and under are free of charge with an adult. To purchase advanced, discount tickets in visit: https://35522.blackbaudhosting.com/35522/Taste-of-the-Gardens---Discounted-Presale-Entry-Tickets-25Aug2019
Fri, Mar 8th - Remedy - Grand opening date for a social hub located next to Notre Dame. Grab a drink, have a bite, and forget about social standards. We're all here to have a good time. Located at 1902 South Bend Ave, South Bend, IN, open 7 days a week - Mon - Fri, 4pm - 3am and Sat and Sun from noon - 3am. See their menu at http://remedysb.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/REMEDY_Menu_Mar19_v2.pdf
Sat, Apr 6th – The Blackbird Waterhouse, Coloma – Grand opening date for new restaurant located at 4896 Paw Paw Lake Rd, Coloma, MI. The Blackbird Waterhouse - an edgy, yet sophisticated restaurant, events + culinary center offering tastemaker quality food made from scratch with local beer, wine, + hand-crafted cocktails. From their About section on their Facebook page: Come Experience Something Different. Open year-round, The Blackbird Waterhouse features 6,600 square feet of tastemaker quality dining, escapism experiences, an events + culinary center, outdoor patio + more! Our entire kitchen is a from-scratch kitchen supporting local farms + vendors, and proudly serves up a menu that is almost 100% gluten-free! Our front pub offers familiar favorites including our own extensive selection of hand-crafted cocktails, beer + wine. You can find their detailed menu at: https://www.theblackbirdwaterhouse.com/menus?fbclid=IwAR3wL9hoIwYFV5yW0_7PC1WF7CMOysr0mekQCkXRrrrmgkq3Uu_rQiD0TOQ
Mon, Apr 8th – Hydraulic Ale Works – Grand opening date for new brewpub located in the old McCarthy’s on the Riverwalk space. Beers crafted at HAW have strong ties to Belgium & the Americas, while the menu is chef driven & focused on international flavors & fermentation. Visit their menu at https://hydraulicaleworks.com/beers-food/ Weds, Apr 10th - Iron Shoe Distillery - Grand opening date for new small batch distillery, cocktail bar and restaurant located at 3 North 3rd Street in Niles, Michigan. For more about the new restaurant, visit: https://www.leaderpub.com/2018/08/06/discovering-the-spirit-of-niles/
Mon, Apr 15th - Ghost Isle Brewing Company - Grand opening date for new local brewpub coming to 17684 US Highway 12 in New Buffalo. Read all about them at: https://www.harborcountry-news.com/features/ghost-isle-brewery-debut-draws-neaarticle_21909950-4b01-11e9-894c-e3756a4c8154.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share&fbclid=IwAR3cclaJtPH5sGohyuT-ffMaJHpvfWddMQjWs9k2EAlUwzkUJnB_tngODDI
Tues, Jun 18th - The Lauber Kitchen and Bar - Grand opening date for a new modern restaurant in the East Bank neighborhood that combines South Bend's rich history with a hand-crafted dining experience. Address is 504 E. LaSalle Ave, Suite 2 and you can find their menu at https://www.facebook.com/thelauberrestaurant/photos/pcb.441192936438709/441192436438759/?type=3&theater (3 photos).
Tues, Jun 18th - Froehlich’s Kitchen and Pantry, Three Oaks - Grand opening date for new restaurant run by Froehlich’s Bakery, located across the street at 19 Elm Street in downtown Three Oaks. Bar, Lounge and Beverage Boutique coming soon! See their menu at https://www.facebook.com/shopfroehlichs/photos/pcb.1219946804856679/1219946214856738/?type=3&theater (3 photos).
Tues, Jun 18th - Ruhe152 - Grand opening date for new upscale restaurant, sushi bar and brewery in in Nappanee, Indiana located at 152 W. Market Street. More information can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/RUHE152/about/?ref=page_internal
Fri, Jun 21st - Fanellos - Grand opening date for new Italian restaurant opening in 112 N. Center Street in the 100 Center in Mishawaka. Fanellos is the perfect place for great authentic Italian food! Date night or bring the whole family! Walk ins and reservations are accepted.
Weds, Jun 26th - Chicory Event CenteCafe - Grand opening for Chicory Cafe’s 2nd location near downtown Mishawaka at 114 W. 1st Street. What it is: Fast Casual, family friendly, New Orleans inspired food, dog friendly games patio (working on big jenga, cornhole, ring toss) (working on external bike rack). 64 Café Seats W Study Bar, 64 Patio Seats W Outdoor Fire Pit and soon to be games, 35 person private entertaining and presentation room and 275 guest banquet room. Full bar with craft and domestics, wine, liquor, specialty mixed cocktails, Full in-house catering, external catering both with buffet/banquet service available.Call ahead ordering including table up, Doordash, Postmates, dine-in delivery starting late July (both for individual orders and catering). Live Music starting 7/5/19 Friday nights, Saturday nights, Sunday afternoon. Sunday build your own Mimosa and Bloody Mary Bar. Tentative Starting 7/14/19. Live Trivia Thursdays from K&A Trivia (who also do Chicory SB and Taphouse Trivia) Starting 7/11/19. Monthly events in the summer like Shrimp/crawfish boils, fish fries. Fun one off events, Beer Fest, Wine Fest, Midnight Horror Movie Fest, large stand-up comedy shows being planned in the event hall. Hosting bridal showers, weddings, receptions, graduation parties, fundraisers, Christmas parties etc.
Summer 2019 – Houndstooth Restaurant, Benton Harbor – Estimated Grand Opening Date for new restaurant coming to 132 Pipestone St., Benton Harbor, MI. For information about the restaurant and their expected format and opening, visit this article from The Herald-Palladium: https://www.heraldpalladium.com/news/local/excitement-bubbles-for-houndstooth/article_74d45554-8810-598e-8b42-42f68ec5d5df.html 2019 - The Rage coming to old Riverfront Cafe located at 219 N. Front Street, Niles. The restaurant and café will feature options for casual dining and a place to enjoy coffee or frozen yogurt. For more information, visit https://www.leaderpub.com/2018/03/20/behind-the-scenes-former-riverfront-cafe-has-been-evolving-into-a-new-business/ 2019 - Voyageurs Brewpub & Tiki Lounge - New themed brew pub scheduled to open in Niles at 115 E. Main Street and run by the owners of The Brass Eye. Tiki themed bar will offer rotating craft beers and creative libations. They will also offer food. For more information, visit: https://www.leaderpub.com/2018/02/01/business-owner-plans-to-create-tiki-lounge-at-voyageurs-brew-pub/
2019 - Niles Brewing Company - New local brewpub coming to 104 N 3rd Street in downtown Niles.
2019 - The Garage Arcade Bar - New concept coming to 503 E. Colfax near downtown South Bend with a free play arcade bar. Located in the old Lasalle Body Shop, The Garage will be South Bend’s first free-play Arcade Bar. We'll have a wide selection of drinks, many from local vendors. And all of our arcade games will be free-to-play. No quarters required. Just grab a drink or 3, and get gaming.
Heavenly Goat Brewing Company - Saturday and Sunday brunch from 11am - 2pm. Weiss Gasthaus, South Bend – 10am – 2pm South Bend Brew Werks – 11am – 2pm Uptown Kitchen, Granger – 7am – 3pm Evil Czech Brewery, Mishawaka – Hangover Buffet from 11am - 3pm. $15.95 adults, $10.95 kids and under 5 is free. Curve Café, Mishawaka – 6am – 2pm Chicory Café, South Bend – Super delicious breakfast sandwiches and homemade quiche and BYO Bloody Marys for only $4 from 9am-6pm Bistro 933, South Bend - Breakfast buffet from 7am – noon Moser's Austrian Cafe, New Carlisle - Re-opened Jun 27th! Bacon Hill Kitchen and Pub, Elkhart - Closed on Sundays for summer Fiddler's Hearth, South Bend The Brass Eye, Niles - Bloody Mary bar every Sunday starting at 11am! Crooked Ewe Brewery - noon until close at 8pm. Simonini Gourmet – Sunday Brunch from 9am – 2pm Staymaker at Journeyman Distillery – Brunch from 10am – 2pm Bistro on the Boulevard, St. Joseph, MI – Sunday Brunch from 11:30am – 2pm. Terrace Room, New Buffalo, MI – Weekend Brunch from noon – 4pm, Friday through Sunday Goshen Brewing Company – 11am – 2pm Paris Soda Co, Niles – Sunday brunch buffet from 10am – 2pm. Common Spirits, Goshen - Last Sunday of every month. Check their Facebook page for menu and times. Rocky River Tap and Table - Serving up brunch from 11am to 4pm!
Sassy’s Sandwich Shack, Granger, Tapastrie, downtown South Bend, Moringa Tree, Elkhart, East Tokyo Hibachi and Sushi, South Bend – gluten free sauces, Breads4Life – South Bend Farmer’s Market and Town and Country, Mishawaka, Barbici, South Bend – Gluten Free Pasta, Davinci’s, Elkhart – Gluten Free Pizza Crusts
Specials change often so may not be most up to date list but we do our best! Please check with restaurant to confirm.
MONDAY
Lucchese's - $6 Martinis, Stirred martinis - $8, 6 piece Bella Bella shrimp - $6 523 Tap & Grill - 1/2 priced bottles of wine Woochi Japanese Fusion & Bar - $5 well martinis Between the Buns - $.49 Jumbo wings Flippin Cow - $4.99 Steak and Tater dinner Chubby Trout – ½ priced sushi night Evil Czech Brewery – Burger Box Monday! Burger, fries and a pint starting at only $10! Rohr's, Notre Dame - $5 martinis, $4 Hesburgh Manhattans, $2 Sliders from 2-5pm and $8 Murf burger from 5pm-close. Baker’s Bar and Grille, Doubletree, downtown South Bend – Half priced select bottles of wine! LaSalle Grill - $6 glasses of select wines! El Arriero South Bend, 4505 Ameritech Dr, St. 100 – Monday and Tuesday Kids eat FREE! Limit one kids per adult entree. Kids 11 and under Tapastrie - $5 glasses of wine Bistro 933 – Burger Special Monday! Build your own burger for just $5.95. South Bend Brew Werks - Half-Priced Appetizers Monday thru Thursday 2:00-6:00 pm Rocky River Tap & Table - Half priced bottle of wine night!
TUESDAY
523 Tap & Grill - All Draft beers - $3 a pint! Evil Czech - Tacotastic Tuesday - $2, $3 and $4 tacos. Corndance Tavern – Wine Safari - $9 glasses and $32 bottles Between the Buns - $3.99 Angus steak burger and fries Lucchese's - Domestic beer bottles - 1/2 off and any size pizza, 2 toppings for free! Bistro 933 – Taco Tuesday - $2.50 fish tacos from 5 – 10pm Bacon Hill Kitchen & Pub – Taco Tuesday – Chef’s Choice, $3 and ½ off wine by the glass Polito’s Pizzeria Restaurant - $5.75 subs and supreme subs are $6.25. Rohr's Notre Dame - $2 well drinks, $2 sliders from 2-5pm, $2 tacos from 5pm - close. LaSalle Kitchen and Tavern – Whiskey Flight Night – 25 different flight specials, ½ off small plates from 5 – 7pm Baker’s Bar and Grille, Doubletree, downtown South Bend – Half priced select bottles of wine! El Arriero South Bend, 4505 Ameritech Dr, St. 100 – Monday and Tuesday Kids eat FREE! Limit one kids per adult entree. Kids 11 and under The Exchange Whiskey Bar – Free Tuesday Tastings at 6pm Pat’s Irish Pub - 2 tacos for $5.00, 1 quesadilla for $6.00 (your choice of chorizo, beef or chicken), $1.00 off all domestic bottles and $3.00 well drinks! Koto - Buy 1, Get 1 Sushi Render Kitchen & Bar - 1/2 priced wines and boards from our "With Bread" category South Bend Brew Werks - Half-Priced Appetizers Monday thru Thursday 2:00-6:00 pm Woochi Japanese Fusion - Half off bottle sakes on Tuesday. Dandino’s Supper Club - 1/2 off glass or bottle of wine!
WEDNESDAY
Corndance Tavern – Prix Fixe Menu – 3 courses for $25. Woochi Japanese Fusion & Bar – ½ priced wine Between the Buns - $5.99 Mulligan – chicken strips and fries Flippin Cow - $1.99 Steak Burger Day! Lucchese's - House made Pasta Night - $10 with your choice of pasta and sauce. Bistro 933 – FREE Bottle of house wine with purchase of 2 dinner entrees. Bacon Hill Kitchen & Pub – Wing Wednesday - .85 smoked/fried wings Politio’s Pizzeria Restaurant – $10 large thin cheese pizzas, dine in only. Additional toppings are $1.75 each. Uptown Kitchen - $5 featured cocktail. Rohr's Notre Dame - 1/2 off bottles of wine $50 and under, $5 select wine by the glass, $4 draft beers, $2 sliders from 2pm-close, $.50 bone in or boneless wings from 5pm to close. Taphouse on the Edge - $5 Street Tacos (Pulled pork, chorizo, veggie and sesame chicken) & Tots LaSalle Kitchen and Tavern – Pint Night - $8 pint with a 1 oz whiskey taster, 2 pints and a cheese and charcuterie board for $20. ½ off small plates from 5 – 7pm. Baker’s Bar and Grille, Doubletree, downtown South Bend – Half priced select bottles of wine! The Pub, Mishawaka – Half Price Wine Day! Between the Buns – ½ off kids meals every Wednesday, includes carry out! Pat’s Irish Pub - $.65 wangs all day! With a choice of one of our many tasty handcrafted sauces! $1.00 off all craft and imports, bottle or draft. Koto - Half off Rotating Wine list by the bottle Bistro on the Boulevard – Drink & Nosh Pairing from 5pm until close. Pairing 4 tastes and 4 delicious small bites for $15 per person. Render Kitchen & Bar - partner with Bare Hands Brew South Bend to do a new "Barehands and Bar snacks" special South Bend Brew Werks - Half-Priced Appetizers Monday thru Thursday 2:00-6:00 pm
THURSDAY
Lucchese's - 1/2 priced glasses of wine 523 Tap & Grill - $5 Martini Night! Corndance Tavern – Martini and tapas night – Order any martini and receive a free tapas appetizer. Between the Buns – Triple Play (2 meals for app & dessert for $20) or Double Play (2 meals for only $12.99). Choose from over 2 dozen of their most popular meals. Bistro 933 - Fresh fish Thursday! Come out for dinner from 5 - 10pm and see what new weekly fresh fish dish they offer! Flippin Cow – 50 cent wing night, bone in or boneless! Bacon Hill Kitchen & Pub – Smoked Baby Back Rib Platter – Half-rack = $15, Full Rack = $24 and $5 Tito’s Moscow Mules Uptown Kitchen - 25% off bottles of wine Polito’s Pizzeria Restaurant – Pasta dishes are buy one, get one half off. Dine in only! Rohr's Notre Dame - $4 Jim Beam, $4 Captain Morgan, $2 sliders from 2pm - close and $5 Mac and Cheese from 5pm to close. LaSalle Kitchen and Tavern – Thirsty Thursday - $2 off draft beers (Indiana and Michigan breweries only). ½ off small plates from 5 – 7pm. Baker’s Bar and Grille, Doubletree, downtown South Bend – Half priced select bottles of wine! Macri’s Italian Kitchen – Polish Buffet from 11am – 2pm. Pat’s Irish Pub - $2.00 off any large pizza, $2.00 16 ounce PBR tall boy cans!! Koto - Half off appetizers and Half off Sake by the glass. Render Kitchen & Bar - "Dry + Rye" night where we feature dry aged steaks and a select rye whiskey every week. The dry aged steaks will be on a first come first serve basis. South Bend Brew Werks - Half-Priced Appetizers Monday thru Thursday 2:00-6:00 pm
FRIDAY
Between the Buns – The Gipper Dinner - $6.99. Mild, tender fish broiled, fried or Cajun-fried. Sports Time Family Pub & Grill - $10.99 AUCE hand breaded fried fish, comes with 2 sides. LaSalle Kitchen and Tavern – Happy Weekend - $4 beer specials, $5 cocktail specials and live music! Baker’s Bar and Grille, Doubletree, downtown South Bend – Half priced select bottles of wine! Pat’s Irish Pub - All you can eat fish, with a choice of potato and slaw for $10.99! Curve Cafe - Open on Friday evenings with a dinner menu and their Polish Buffet for only $10.95 per person.
SATURDAY
Between the Buns - $6.99 wet burritos Bacon Hill Kitchen & Pub – BHKP Brunch - $5 Bacon Hill Bloody Mary’s and $5 Tito’s and Redbull LaSalle Kitchen and Tavern – Happy Weekend - $4 beer specials, $5 cocktail specials and live music! Sassy's Sandwich Shack - Brunch menu available from 9am - 2pm.
SUNDAY
Between the Buns - $6.99 Fish and Chips dinner Koto - Dollar off Draft Beer and $4 Koto's Signature Spiced Bloody Mary
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2019.04.06 03:42 firearmconcierge4 Phone calls, Emails, Customers and tales and stories of the day 4/5/2019

https://www.reddit.com/guns/comments/b97zhh/thickheaded_thursday_442019/ek3139i/
He asked, I'm answering. Lets get this shit show on the road.
747AM - Wake up, take a massive dump, take a shower and get ready to get some work done.
802AM: Hey, I need some Beta C mags. I live in California. Can you ship right away?
FC: Damn right I can, we'll get that rolling right away.
I get the order boxed and I'll make the handoff to Larry my UPS driver later in the morning.
812AM: Breakfast at the diner near FC HQ. It's time for a little bit of chicken fried.....steak and eggs that is. It goes straight to my thighs. I don't care.
845AM: I head into FC HQ
Phone rings. ring ring
1: Y'all do weapon transfers?
FC: What kind of product?
1: A pistol
FC: Trying to get away from them but yeah I do em. $40
1: FORTY DOLLARS? DAMN! The gun shop down the way does em for $20!
FC: Then go there. Tell Tim I said hi.
1: I will! Forty dollars......shit.
Editors note: Tim the shithead is still in business. How that is, I have no idea.
The morning is filled with CA magazine orders, I get a bunch of stuff boxed up and out the door.
Email from landlord
Subject: Annual Rent increase
Message: Will, we haven't raised your rent in 3 years. You're gonna pay 10% more starting in May. Thanks!
FC: Wilco.
Great. More money, more problems.
It's not even 9AM yet. Shit.
902AM: Phone call. ring ring
FC: Go for FC
ATF: This is ATF in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I got a dealer here that is supposed to have a can.....can you look into this?
I look into my safe. There's a COD tag from 2013 for a guy who said he wasn't trusting me and wanted me to send his can to his dealer COD. I sent in the form 3, got the call tag ready and the dealer said they'd call me back when they had a check ready for UPS man. They never called back. I sent in a correction in 2013. Apparently it didn't get processed. I now have to send a fax to ATF in WV having them run a correction AGAIN.
Fuck this shit Friday. I work that through with ATF. I get an email.
Subject: ATF
Message: Hi Will,
I decided to take care of this right away. Thanks so much for calling me back today and giving me good news. This can serve as you reminder to void the transfer of an Advanced Armament silencer, model 762SDN6, serial number (digits) to (the place). At the time of your transfer, the FFL number was (digits) but has since changed to (stuff) . I spoke with the current owner and he approved of me giving this information and his name and phone number to you in case you need information from him to complete the void. Brian (digits)
Thanks,
Kim Basinger (digits)
What a fucking waste of time on everyone's time. IF YOU DONT TRUST A DEALER TO DELIVER A CAN, DON'T BUY A GODDAMN CAN ON THE INTERNET THAT REQUIRES GOVERNMENT APPROVAL TO CHANGE HANDS. Fucking shithead.
1013AM: I get a call from the regular customer on Monday who needed to raise $19k - https://www.reddit.com/guns/comments/b8adr2/a_day_in_the_life_starring_ufirearmoncierge/
I played matchmaker to a few people and he managed to offload around $18k of stuff to these undocumented hatian enterprising consumers so he called me to thank me for that. He also unloaded some stuff to one of my doc customers. The doc snagged a Browning Citori, Robar SR60, custom hipower, two CZ75's, a Wilson 1911 and two sequential serial number Sig 220 Sport's in stainless with a W German 226.
I'm just glad I could help. The doc called me asking me to get some glass for his Robar SR60 and I make a few suggestions and I order him some fresh glass from S&B. Maybe today won't be so shitty.
Or not.
1024AM: More email stupidity.
Subject: FDE Glock 19
Message: Do you have any other glocks for cheaper in the same color. And will you bring it to me in Lafayette?
FC: NO!
Subject: Police Trade in Glock 22 for $325
Message: Is this still available?
FC: I have three left.
1: I'll take it but it has to have preban high cap mags.
FC: I'm not selling a $325 gun with $300 in high cap mags for $325, I can delete them or I can try to swap you into some 10 rd mags.
1: California won't let me have the high cap mags though.
FC: BRO DO YOU EVEN READ - https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/judge-blocks-california-s-ban-high-capacity-magazines-over-2nd-n989136
1: nice april fools joke, that was monday brah
Fuck this friday.
Subject: Trades?
Message: Do you take trades I have new scar17 box everything with a elcan 7.62 1-6 new with box + cash I’m looking at your M110 I didn’t know you could get a hold of those I never see them
FC: I trade when I can make money. What do you propose?
Reply: I’m not sure I don’t know what you want for the rifle?
FC: M110 is $24,000. Your rifle at retail is $4000, tops - I'm into it for 50 cents on the dollar. Difference made up in cash is $22k.
Reply: You are insane. $24,000 for a rifle!
FC: Tell that to Uncle Sam, they bought em by the dozen.
Subject: Sig 226 Legion
Message: Do you have any more detailed photos

FC: I don't take photos of new guns, it's a pain in the ass.

Subject: Glock
Message: WTB G22
FC: Can do? Gen 2? Gen 3? Gen 4? Used? New? PD trade in?
Reply: To be up front I'm from New york I have a NYS driver's license and a Utah concealed carry permit I'm in Louisiana for business for about 6 months I am a legit buyer no games here and I've seen so many pictures in ads on gunbroker I don't know which one you're selling can you send me pictures in prices of the of the different guns
FC: If you're here on business, I need more than that to make a deal work. I need LEGAL RESIDENCY according to Gun Control Act of 68. Also, I've done picture requests before and it leads nowhere. Asking me about the glock I have for sale is like asking a ford dealer about "that red F150"....that covers a lot of ground.
From the gun show, a guy is calling.
FC: Go for FC!
1: hey will, I got a local cop here he wants to buy an SBR from a private citizen but he does not trust the guy. Can you do the transfer for him?
FC: Sure. It's $150 and I can do it but there's a lot of reasons not to involve me. But if he really wants to go that way I'll take his money.
1: Bob is under the impression having a concealed license he could buy it and get it in about the same amount of time as a form 3 transfer.
FC: Tell him to send in a Form 4 with a copy of his concealed and let me know how that works out.
I have some guns for sale online. I have a lot of ads on gunbroker, etc. You always have a few different guns for sale even if you want to only sell one. The reason is you want to weed out guys like this
Subject: gun for sale
Message: give me a call thanks
Just as I start to reply with a message asking for his number......my inbox refreshes.

He sends me like 5 of these messages. Someone interested in all your stuff is interested in none of your stuff. They're throwing out lots of line and chum in the water and it's a waste of time.

Email. Subject: Trade
Message: Hello. Saw your ad for Colt Gold Cup 45 Any interest in trade for like new, Beretta M9A3? Gun is 100% stock, all factory stuff. Have extra Factory mags also.
FC: I Trade when I can make money. What do you propose?
Reply: I bought the black model when it first came out, so payed damn near what you’re asking for the Colt. I have 5 extra Factory 17rd mags I’d throw in with gun, some 10rd’s also, if you want.
FC: NIB M9A3 I can get for $715 wholesale on 90 day terms. I'm into that gun for $350 on trade, delta in cash.
Reply: What's Delta Airlines have to do with it?
Subject: OD Glock 19
Message: Hi was interested in the Glock od green what gen is it also sin I use a mobile we’re is it located ?
FC: All my factory OD guns are Gen 3's and that's all thats left
Reply: What do they come with also could it be shipped to California
FC: Factory loadout, lets work backwards. What do you WANT it to come with? I ship to 50 states - I need FFL info and DOJ info on a CA devlivery
Reply: The reason I ask is because usually they come with 3 mags that need to have mag blocks installed To 10 rounds don’t know if u provide that or need to buy 10 round mags also guessing that it’s bnib sorry if am being ignorant but dont know how it works and most definitely I do have a ffl to send it to also for a Glock 45 do have those in stock ?
FC: I can have my gunsmith block them off if you want, it would be a separate line item on your bill for parts/labor though. $165/hr plus parts Glock 45's I don't stock anymore - I can order them, they're a 3 day trip from the vendor
Reply: What the best price for the Glock 19 gen 4 all ready to go with no issues if I order a Glock 45 how much am I looking to pay for both ? But your gunsmith would magblock them so I wouldn’t have any problems in the ffl in California ?
FC: If you're looking for a best price, I hear Turners and Academy are pretty good on deals.
Gunsmith would magblock both if you prefer - but you're going to pay for parts and labor. He's billed out at $165/hr all trades so if you want to do that, we can do that or if you want to deal with it stateside then that could be a better option.
Reply: How much is labor?
FC: $165/hr all trades.
Reply: But how much is that?
MORE mail comes in - it's like fucking Miracle on 34th street over here!
Subject: Shipping
Message: Do you ship direct?
FC: All the time, what do you need?
(guy in Canada goes on gunbroker and BUYS ALL THE THINGS. Credit card DECLINED. I email ATF to tip off the montreal office of the RCMP that someone's looking to make diversion. Guy in canada screams at me all mad saying that I should take paypal as a gift wink wink nudge and point)
Fuck this friday.
Email. No subject
Message: still have the glock 17?
FC: WHICH 17? I have: 17 PD trade in gen 3's 17 Gen 4 Rebuilt 17 MOS 17L 17 Gen 3 USA ?
Reply: All the glocks!
Email. Springfield Loaded
Message: Hello. I saw your 1911 at the gun show. Where are you located? And is this gun brand-new unfired? Does it have the mainspring housing lock on it? Thanks, Al
FC: Gun is brand new, here's my location. Do you prefer non MSH?
Reply: Well I had one with the lock a few years ago. I'd prefer it not be on there. Kinda like that firing pin safety on the series 80s pistols. It doesn't belong Plmk
(I check the box)
FC: They all have it nowadays. I can remove it and install a regular MSH if you prefer.
Reply: Can you also send me some better pics of it, just like both sides of it and the back of the gun so I can see the slide/frame rail area? Thanks for your time.
FC: too busy today for pics, CA mag ban orders.
Reply: I wish you had two consecutives, I regret trading mine off
FC: I have three consecutive. Do you want two?
No reply.
1112AM: My 11AM is late, but that's okay. He's picking up a Springfield M1A I ordered a week ago that got stuck in transit in Memphis. Customer is happy and I throw him a loose bag of PMC Bronze 308 I have lying around from the last case of ammo UPS destroyed. He's happy. I make a big sale. It's fantastic.
1139AM: Email.
Subject: PD trade in Glocks
Message: Do you have any left at that price with the preban mags?
FC: You want preban mags? $100 each. You want ban mags? Free.
Reply: What is the condition, roughly how many rounds down the pipe?
FC: On a police trade in gun? Are you serious?
It's time for lunch. Or is it?
1151AM: One of my regulars walks in just to say hi. Asks me if there any deals for suppressors right now rebates or buy one get one free type of things - I tell him no. People are not buying as hard as they used to but ever since the ScO disaster last year people are getting burned.
11:55AM: Email
Subject: Glock
Message: Hello. I saw your ad on AR15.com that offered any Glock on your list for local pickup @ $475 (I'm local with a CCW). I'm looking for a couple of specific models, so I had a couple of questions: (1) I noticed you have 35 and 41 MOS's, but do you have any 34 Gen4 MOS's? If not, do you happen to have any 34 Gen3's (I saw you have 17 Gen3's and there are optics ready slides I could use for a 34 Gen3). (2) Are all of the Glocks black, or are they available in other colors, like OD Green? (Specifically the 17, 34, or 22.)
Thanks for your help, I really appreciate it!
FC: That's an old ad - all sold out
1: Can you help me build an OD green MOS gun? Like can I buy the frames from you?
FC: Sure. $500 each
1: I appreciate your time, but I think I'll have to buy them online for 1/3 of that price.
FC: Who's got factory new OD frames? Good luck finding those.
1: Is it possible to make a deal on buying multiple Glocks with pick up?
FC: I don't negotiate with terrorists or orders under $10,000.
1: k
12PM: Lunchtime! I head to the deli near Megan's salon. I order a reuben and sit down and just as I'm about to take a bite. It's from my doc customer
Subject: Silencer
Message: Hey Will, I think I accidentally erased the email you sent me on the paperwork for the can to proofread before you printed. Would you please resend it to me. Sorry Thanks Richard Kimble MD
FC: No problem doc, check the form 4's and MAKE SURE I GOT ALL YOUR INFO RIGHT - we gotta measure twice and cut once, but you being an ortho doc you already knew that.
Doc: haha! you know it!
1209PM: After wolfing down my reuben, I get another email
Subject: Sig P365
Message: Can you ship/sell to a CA resident? If so, I am very interested. Pics?
Thanks, Mike Tyson
FC: I can ship it to your dealer today if you want.
Reply: is not in the CA roster though, just curious how we get around that? Just want to make sure I can receive it before I get my FFL all involved to take the transfer and everything.
Feel free to call me if you want too..
FC: Have you considered bribery? Worked for Leland Yee.
1213PM: I walk over from the deli to the salon. My back is killing me, my hair looks like shit and I haven't seen Megan since well, Valentines Day 2: Broken Scrotum Boogaloo - https://www.reddit.com/guns/comments/aqg4zp/thickheaded_thursday_14_february_2019/egfsk9l/
Here's the TL:DR. I brought her flowers and chocolate on valentines day to her on the way out of work. She bailed from work earlier. I find her, I shower her with gifts as she tells me that she had her ex institutionalized because he was threatening to kill himself if she didn't take him back. Dejected, I go home, watch some porn and rip my nutsack jerking it - and I spend valentines day with blood gushing from my nutsack sitting on the couch with a bag of frozen corn wondering where my life went so wrong. Also, I ruined 3 good towels.
1214PM: Boss lady says Megan isn't there. Haha, okay well I'll catch her later.
1215PM: I leave and Megan is walking in. She tells me my hair looks like shit.
1216PM: Megan starts cutting my hair and I asked her what's going on.
(Editors note: Megan messaged me out of the blue two weeks ago. I asked her what was wrong. She said nothing. I said no, something's wrong. She said not now. It's now.)
1217PM: Megan tells me she's being stalked by her ex. Hard. Like creepy notes, showing up at her work, waiting for her near her house, this is bad. He's even gotten a number cloner, so he calls her with a cloned number so she thinks the salon or her friends or her mom is calling - just to get her to pick up. that's the tip of the iceberg. The extended details are not relevant but he's gone off his fucking rocker. Even after the institutionalization. I'm sad. No woman deserves to be treated like this, period.
Thankfully, FC is a fighter for truth, justice and the American way. I fight for you Albuquerque.
1223PM: Megan finishes tidying up my hair and tells me all the crazy ass shit he did in the past two weeks. She tells me she's got to go to court in just over an hour. She's getting a restraining order. I give her a nice tip and I keep a spare bar of Theo Organic bean to bar Dark Chocolate in my briefcase for times like this, and I slide it over and she tells me I'm sweet. We walk out of the salon together and she asks me to walk her to her car in case shithead is around. I have no problem center punching shithead in the face with 147 grains of 9mm. Yes, a good prosecutor can say that constitutes premeditated murder. No, I do not care.
I walk her back and just as she gets in, it finally strikes me. I bang on her window and tell her to give me her phone. She gives me her phone. I plug in the address to a customer's garage that's nearby. I tell her to go there right now and I'll be right behind or possibly in front of her.
1224PM: I call my buddy Lenny at the garage.
FC: Hey Lenny, I need a HUGE favor
Lenny: For you bro, anything
FC: Have a rack open in 5 minutes, I need you to look at something. Real fast.
Lenny: Like alignment or front end or what's wrong with your fucking car this time?
FC: Not now! Just have a rack open for me, in five ok? I'll explain later!
Lenny: I'm getting this BMW closed up right now you got it man.
Lennys garage is 5 minutes away.
1229PM: I pull in and beat Megan by 90 seconds. We've made it in 4 minutes, which during lunch rush is impressive.
Lenny: What's going on?
Me: Take her car, put it on the rack and get it in the air. I do my best jack bauer impression of WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF TIME.
Megan: What the fuck are you doing?
Me: JUST. TRUST. ME.
Megan gets out leaving her car running, Lenny jumps in and pulls it on the rack and gets it in the air.
Megan: Are you fucking insane? What are you doing to my car?
The clicking of the sound of the safety stops of Lenny's 4 post Ben Pearson lifts clicking into place drowns out her questions.
FC breaks the fourth wall:
My name is Michael Westen. I used to be a spy until.....
Not many of you know this about me, but I used to date a really hot blonde. I named my first machinegun after her.
Brittany was a state licensed private investigator. She mostly worked on cheating spouses and workers comp/insurance fraud. As part of FC/Brittany's date night, sometimes we'd go on recon and pretend like we were a happy couple out on a date - so she could follow around some cheating whore that some husband was paying her boss's company $190 an hour to get documentation on. The best part was, her boss picked up the tab so I didn't have to pay for dinner and it was a chance for both of us to act like normal well adjusted human beings!
One of the things we used to do, and this was 10 years ago - was put GPS trackers on people's cars to follow them around. There's an art to doing a GPS tracker just right. The first part is you have to make sure the antenna isn't being obstructed by a frame rail, gas tank, driveshaft or some big solid metal object that's not going to give you a reliable signal return. The second part is making looking down under a car plausible enough to where a passerby thinks you just dropped something and are not trying to plant a GPS tracker on some cheating bitch's Camaro in the parking lot of a goddamn Panera bread. The third part is blending all of it together and getting it done in less than 30 seconds.
My favorite trick was the purse dump. Brittany would have a spare, dummy purse that she'd fill with all sorts of useless woman junk and it would rip/spill open and give me enough time to reach under someone's car to chase her lip gloss, mascara, etc and make the plant. Why me? Because I'm a man and I'm expected to roll around in the panera parking lot wearing a new Hickey Freeman and scuffing up my goddamn bruno maglis.
In other words, I had a hunch that shithead had put a GPS tracker on her car. I didn't want to tell her that because it would freak her out, so we head to Lenny's to do some recon. I tell Lenny to look around and see if he notices anything funny. He's like funny what? Like needing a CV boot funny?
Shithead wasn't even trying that hard. I spot the black box near the rear bumper.
FC: Megan! You have a hide a key on your rear bumper?
Megan: A what?
FC: Exactly.
I whip out my leatherman just in case he's zip tied it and I reach up and pull it off her bumper, it was just magnetized.
Megan and Lenny: WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT?
FC: That's a GPS tracker. He bugged your car.
Megan: That fucking shit!
Lenny: WILL SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON?!?!??!?!?!?
FC: Her ex has been stalking her. It's a GPS tracker. Now we know how he knew where to be.
Lenny: That fucking shit!
FC: I know, right?
I tell lenny to get it back on the ground. Megan is hysterical right now and she's losing it and she starts crying. I tell her to calm down, give this to the judge and explain what's happened and everything will be okay. She yells at me and tells me that it's not going to be okay. She gets a pass at that but Lenny gets her car off the rack and gets her on her way to the courthouse. I suggest some chocolate and she plows into it faster than oprah and a lean cuisine.
1240: Me and Lenny just look at each other and shake our heads. I tell him I owe him a six pack of rolling rock. He says that the case of Stella I got him last year for his birthday is payment enough. I got friends in low places, where the whiskey drowns and the beer chases my blues away. And it'll be okay.
Fuck this friday.
1245PM: Fuck work. I'm done with this shit for this week. There is nothing more frustrating than seeing someone you care about be victimized and you just gotta stand there helpless and watch them struggle. It's like battery operated wind chimes. It just isn't fucking right. I scroll through facebook and I catch a friend's post - she's one of those loser types who does nothing but re-share inspirational quotes that in no way would apply to her in a million years.
It was stolen from pinterest or something and it said "at any given moment, you have the power to say this is not how the story is going to end"
1246PM: I have an idea. I don't know what her case number is, who the judge is or what's what but I know Megan's heading to the courthouse for a 130 and they're likely getting a shit ton of work done on the docket that hour. One of the gals I went to middle school with I'm friends with and she works at the clerk's office. I call Jenny and ask her to pull the case number and info for me.
It's on for today at 130, with Judge Snyder. You may remember Judge Snyder from FC's last legal adventure - https://www.reddit.com/guns/comments/2jub0e/the_best_legal_defense_is_not_needing_to_be_in_a/0
Also, https://www.reddit.com/guns/comments/9mnfm4/diary_of_a_douchebag_fc_does_a_gun_show_part_2/ - Bernice, Judge Snyder's baliff deserves a shout out. She likes West German 226's so she's cool.
I make some calls to my friends over at the state prosecutors office and everyone is at lunch. No answer.
I call a buddy of mine who used to be a state prosecutor and is now in criminal defense. We are very good friends and you'll see how good in a minute.
FC: Hey Ray, what do you know about stalking injunctions?
Ray: sigh
FC: What?
Ray: What did you do this time?
FC: (copious amounts of profanity here).....GODDAMNIT WHY THE FUCK DOES EVERYONE KEEP ASKING THAT?
Ray: I've had to defend em from time to time, but you can be straight with me. What's going on?
FC: (tells the story about psycho ex)
Ray: I had the same thing happen to my daughter when she was in college, fucking shithead couldn't take a hint.
FC: I know right? Well are they typically pro se or does she have a victims rights advocate courtesy of the state or what?
Ray: It's pro se but I know exactly what the judge is looking for, what the requirements to get a protective order are, all that. You need some help?
FC: I don't know if I want to meddle in her life, but I don't want her to have to go back to the judge again if it didn't get done right the first time.
Ray: When's the hearing? Who's the judge?
FC: 130 with Snyder. You at the courthouse today?
Ray: I got a misd plea in front of Snyder at 145, you want me to represent her?
FC: What's this gonna cost me?
Ray: Why don't you grab a couple prime on the bone ribeyes and I'll throw em on the grill tonight. Deal?
FC: That's a deal. Shit, while we're at it we should try to call one of the state prosecutors to go scare his ass straight.
Ray: You're already meddling with one thing, IDK if that's a good idea.
FC: You think Chris Sullivan is working misd pleas today?
Ray: Yeah, how do you know Chris Sullivan?
FC: That drunk donkey mick bastard busted my straight at poker night last year AT YOUR HOUSE! Remember?
Ray: No, I don't! Haha!
FC: I'm gonna make a call. Thanks.
1253PM: FC calls Chris Sullivan on his personal phone.
Chris: Sullivan
FC: How's that Glock 34 running? You finally get that thing out to IDPA?
C: Man, I haven't heard from you in a while! New baby! Haven't gotten to the range in 9 months!
FC: Boy or a girl?
C: Girl!
FC: Aw, so you got the whole dad with a daughter and a gun thing going, eh?
C: You're goddamn right!
FC: Listen, I need a favor and I'm appealing to your father of daughter nature. Friend of mine is having problems with the ex from hell (I give him the brief rundown) and Ray is in the neighborhood so I asked him to pinch hit and make sure that the judge knows exactly what she's been through. It's today at 130 with Snyder. I know it's not your division, but shithead doesn't know that - you mind swinging your 6'4" angry irish ass over there and.....
C: ....throwing the book at him?
FC: That's too nice. I want you to take the fucking book and beat him with the spine until he starts screaming his safeword. I'd go over there and strangle the motherfucker myself with my belt but since he's into rough sex and he'd probably pop a boner on me......
C: Dude. I'm irish and that's TMI.
FC: Sorry.
C: Naw I'm just fucking with you, that's hilarious. Rough sex. Haha. How do you come up with this material?
FC: I didn't choose this life. Just go over there and make sure he knows that your office does not take kindly to this sort of crap. I want him prosecuted to the fullest extent the law provides if he pulls some shit again.
C: Anything for you man, you got it. Hey, got any of those 365's in?
FC: Yeah man, I'll make you a deal. Come on by.
C: Aight, lemme check with the wife and I'll see whats up. Thanks.
1PM: It's time for a nap. Fuck this shit. I'm done for the day.
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2018.10.18 17:44 E_R_K_666 Death Crab For Cutie


​ The day after swimming in Lake Erie, I woke up with a horrendous double ear infection. I rotated my jaw and felt fiery pricks of pain rocket through my ears and neck. It was utterly miserable. I don’t have health insurance, so I was remiss about what to do apart from just waiting it out. Online research led me to regular capfuls of Hydrogen Peroxide poured directly into my ear canal. Doing so was a wonderful relief. The liquid would bubble and rumble in my ear furiously, eating away at the pain. It was a slow process, but it appeased the momentary flashes of discomfort during the languid trek to normalcy.
I regularly went to the Barking Spider, a bar near my apartment that hosted Open Mics and featured a wide variety of local musicians in an intimate setting. While not a musician, I fancied myself a bit of an expert and loved seeing new bands come up. The hungry eagerness present in their performances gave me a lot of hope - plus I could always say “I knew them when..” assuming they took off and became superstars.
Really though, I had eyes for one of the bartenders there, Amber. A petite, Irish woman with enormous hazel-green eyes and shoulder-length brown hair, she was an absolute revelation. She had a boisterous laugh that cut through everything. It was joy personified. I often would sit at the bar and chat with her over the warbling onstage as she helped customers. We liked the same kinds of music and had a similarly dark sense of humor, so naturally I began to develop a firm crush.
Amber and I had exchanged numbers, but I still hadn’t worked up the courage to ask her out. It just seemed a bit invasive of me to broach that gap from bar regular to potential lover. My own experience in customer service jobs had made me empathetic to the incessant come-ons of customers and the blurred line between flirtation and simply being welcoming. Regardless, I would hit her up sometimes for innocuous chat, hoping I could make it more.
She texted one night when I was in the throes of full-on ear pain misery, urging me to come check out tonight’s lineup. I hemmed and hawed and whined about my pain, but ultimately decided I’d make a go of it. I stopped by Walgreen’s on my way to the bar and picked up some traveling earplugs, hoping I could make the loudness bearable. I gobbled down a few Oxycodone as well (a rare treat - my sister had them for her Wisdom teeth removal and the meds proved too intense for her), so I was feeling quite good when I got to the bar.
The darkened room smelled instantly of stale beer, body odor and fried food. While not ideal, I had associated this smell with Amber and it brought me instant comfort. I saw her busying herself making martinis at the bar, and sheepishly made my way to an open bar seat nearby. She noticed me and gave me a warm smile and a wink. Despite my ear pain, her presence made me feel very good. I turned my attention to the stage, where a local kid who called himself Brain was pounding away on an old acoustic guitar. I’d seen Brain play many times before and casually listened to an original song of his while I waited for Amber to come my way.
A few minutes later, I felt the cool relief of a Tanqueray and tonic hit the outer edge of my hand. Amber, who of course knew my drink, had prepared one for me and brought it over.
“Hey, sweet thang!” she said, hands on her waist, her head tilted.
“Hey, there,” I replied, gingerly.
“Ears still bothering ya?” She made a pursed lip, sad eyes face.
“Yeah. It’s a drag.” I made the sad face, too, pointing at the earplugs.
“Aw. Maybe we can find a way to make you feel better!” She winked again, and turned in a seductive way toward another waiting customer. “Be right back!” She beamed.
I was entirely smitten. The increasingly intense pain inside my head didn’t matter, given this interaction. I sipped my drink slowly, realizing the strength of the pills I’d taken. I would have to go easy tonight, I thought to myself. Amber was busily helping a line of people on the other end of the bar, so I again turned to the stage. It was now occupied by a college-aged woman softly playing a keyboard. Her delivery reminded me explicitly of Tori Amos in her more tender moments, and I watched with interest. Just then, a boorish frat boy type yelled out:
“Take it OFF!"
The singer paid no attention. The frat guy made his way up to the front of the crowd and reiterated:
“BOOOOOO! Show us your BOOBS!” He nodded, clearly pleased with himself.
“Shut the fuck up!” a young woman nearby said.
“Show me YOURS!” the frat guy said to her, turning in her direction.
With surprising speed, Horace, the bar’s bouncer, intervened. A former biker gang member, Horace was an imposing 6’7”, tattooed up to the edges of his face, muscle-bound, and possessed a long, wizard-like beard that ZZ Topp would have praised. Horace grabbed the offending meathead by the back of his collar and hoisted him up into the air.
“Alright, troglodyte, you’re done,” Horace boomed. He then grabbed the back of the guy’s pants and began moving him to the exit. The frat guy flailed around and tried to free himself, but Horace held firm. The crowd split and made a path for the two of them, Horace carrying him like a living golf bag.
“This is fuckin’ BULLshit!” the frat guy yelled, fruitlessly.
“Yeah, yeah. We respect women here, jizz stain. Come back when you’re… Actually, never. You’re banned, asshole.” Horace smiled, and kneed the guy hard in the ribs.
The human tree trunk called Horace kicked open the front door and tossed the guy into the street, following him outside. I could no longer see what happened, but when Horace came back a few minutes later, he was fixing his rings and rubbing his hands together. He looked satisfied. I raised my glass to him, and he nodded politely. The woman onstage finished her song unfazed, to thunderous applause. She blushed, gave a little bow, and left the stage with her Casio in tow.
Amber then reappeared. “Can you believe that prick?!” she said, aghast.
“Fucking unreal,” I replied, genuinely impressed at the scene.
“Thank the Dark Lord for Horace,“ Amber said, smiling.
“Praise Him and His Evil Majesty!” i said, hands raised to the ceiling.
We had a good laugh for a moment, before she again was pulled away to help bar attendees. Then a performer I’d never seen before entered the stage from the left. He was wearing an oversized, foamy crab suit and carrying an electric guitar. Large, black eyes on long tendrils towered over the top of the costume and bobbled madly. The crowd instantly burst into laughter and chatter. I laughed with them, giving the stage my full attention.
The crab person approached the mic:
“Check check,” he said, in a thick Eastern European accent.
He turned his attention to his guitar and pedals. Tuning the pegs and turning knobs, he was a sight to see. His neon-bright red foam suit had long claws hanging off of it that kept knocking into the mic stand, creating momentary feedback. Appropriately, boos and yells emitted from the audience. The crab guy raised one hand (there were arm holes in the suit for his actual arms) in an apologetic manner. He was crouched down, fiddling with his foot pedal, and the fake eyes from the suit were bobbing up and down and left to right. In my increasingly inebriated state, it looked like they were scanning the crowd. The eyes almost floated above the guy in the suit, whose head was down. It created a somewhat believable crab with his obvious human parts hidden. A surreal scene, indeed. I watched with deep intent as he stood upright, ready to perform.
“Hullo!” he said loudly, to light mic feedback and murmurs from the crowd. “I am Death Crab For Cutie!”
An eruption of laughter was the crowd’s response. I smiled at the scene. What a night this was turning out to be.
“No no is no joke! I do own take on Death Cab For Cutie songs that I never hear..” he said, battling the confused group of onlookers. “I see title, I make up song!” he said, between indiscernible heckles.
“Well, perhaps is best if listen!” he relented, turning up the volume on his Fender.
The crowd was in a constant state of chatter and laughter. Death Crab began strumming in earnest. Clean, crisp chords. Simple, really, but effective. He began singing:
“I I I I will follow you!
I will follow follow you!
I will follow you into the dark dark dark!” He sang, completely reinterpreting the song.
The new version was very upbeat, almost like a marching band tempo. It was completely bizarre. The crowd was still a mixed bag, from enthralled to hysterical. Death Cab being indie rock deities in the eyes of many, this performance was near blasphemy to at least half of the people in attendance. Death Crab ignored it all, turning his guitar up even more during a break in strumming to drown out their objections.
“Dark dark dark dark follow you follow you!” He belted.
I’ve never been a huge Death Cab fan, personally. It’s easy to respect a band as influential as they are, but it never resonated with me. I thought this was utterly hilarious; an abstract performance certain to go down in local history. The customers had stopped coming to the bar for a few minutes, all transfixed on the stage. Amber came back to where I sat, and we watched together.
“What the fuuuuuuck is up with tonight?” she said to me, moving closer so I could hear her. Her lips were nearly on my ear, and it gave me a wonderful chill.
“Man, I don’t know. But this is really something,” I said pointing a thumb to the stage. Our faces were very close. She smelled like lilacs and it was intoxicating.
“That’s one word for it,” she said, laughing loudly.
Death Crab finished up his song and the crowd provided scattered applause. Still unsure if they were being trolled, the audience looked to one another for answers that none of them had.
“Okay now you are see what do!” Death Crab said into the mic. “Now do more.”
He turned his guitar up to a deafening volume, and the Crab strummed a deep, atonal chord and let it ring out. Instantly, my ears began ringing and throbbing. It was just too much for my overly sensitive state. I put my hands over my ears, and mouthed to Amber “I’m gonna step outside for a sec!” and made a smoking motion with my two fingers up to my lips.
She nodded, giving me a what the fuck expression, gesturing to the stage. I shrugged, and made my way to the front door. Passing by Horace, I saw an odd look on his face. He was completely enamored with what was going on onstage. His eyes had taken on a glassy quality that made me feel very uncomfortable. He didn’t notice me at all.
I stepped outside and lit up a Camel. I could still hear the droning music from outside, but it was far quieter now. Reduced to a curious hum, it sounded almost soothing. It was very strange. I dragged on my smoke and thought about how I might ask Amber out after her shift was done. Maybe I could make some pasta and have her over. Like a 4 a.m. dinner date. It sounded sweet in my mind, but I was worried she’d think I had other intentions.
My thoughts were interrupted by noise from inside the bar. The atonal chord was still ringing out, but had been joined by an uproarious choral sound. It sounded like the whole room was singing along with the note. The building vibrated with noise; a brooding, layered sound fleshed out and harmonized. It churned my stomach and buzzed in my infected ears.
I threw away the cig and went to the door. It was locked. I pulled firmly on it and it didn’t budge an inch. Confused, I stepped back from the front of the building to see if I could find another way in. There were no windows on the front of the bar, but I knew there was one off to the right side. I made my way over there, realizing that the window was too high for me to look into. The sound was even louder now. Deep and resonating, it made me feel very strange. I had quick flashes of images in my mind: boiling water; bubbling, barely illuminated ocean depths; a beach in the middle of the night; the quick flash of a campfire. It made no sense.
I noticed a few large, green garbage bins nearby. Fortunately, they had wheels attached, so I pushed one over to the window so I could get a look inside. This was all too odd and I needed to make sense of it. Also, I was becoming increasingly concerned for Amber’s well being.
I climbed atop the bin and was able to look inside at the bizarre scene. Death Crab was still onstage strumming the chord again and again and again. Passionately hitting it with force. The crowd stood entranced, singing along. The dirty note rung out angrily, echoed by harmonious tones from the attendees. All of them were standing upright, their heads tilted back to the ceiling, screaming this terrible note in unison. All of their eyes were rolled back into their heads and their mouths were open unnaturally wide. Their hands were pointed down as if they were all about to rocket upwards. I didn’t know what to make of it, but I felt instantly terrified. Amber was no different. She faced the stage from behind the bar and wailed her note. Her loud voice cut through many of the others and pierced my heart with concern. She looked hypnotized. They all did.
Then Death Crab saw me.
He had been looking over the crowd, pleased. When our glances met, his face changed. His eyes bugged widely and his mouth went into a tight sneer. I was clearly seeing something I should not. I watched as he strummed his guitar again and stomped a foot pedal. The chord rang out over and over again, now looped. It changed the tempo somewhat, and the crowd responded to it in sync. Death Crab set his guitar down and literally scuttled off stage to the left. I was mortified.
I decided I needed to leave right away. Fumbling on the top of the bin, I fell backwards off of it onto the concrete below. I landed on my butt and heard a hideous cracking sound. I was certain I’d shattered my coccyx, but I could move so I stood up and began to run drunkenly towards the direction of my car. The wind had been knocked out of me and fire ran up my back.
I heard a loud crash as the front door of the bar was shoved open and slammed against the wall of the building. Wheezing, I dove behind a nearby bush and cautiously looked from behind it, trying to manage my gasping breaths. Death Crab was in the doorway, deranged, scanning the area looking for me. The noise from the bar was deafening now, and I pushed the earplugs deeper into my ears to try and mask it. Horrific pain followed, and I felt two small trails of blood spool down the sides of my face.
Death Crab stood in the doorway and began singing the odd note into the night. It made my head shake and my vision blur. I couldn’t tell where I was anymore. I was fluctuating between being on a beach in the middle of the night and back where I crouched behind the bush. I remember clearly feeling the surf on my claws and the leaves from the bush on my face. I couldn’t make sense of what was happening, but I was aware enough to know that I needed to get further away and get help. I absently reached for my phone in my back pocket. When I pulled it out, I realized it was cracked and useless, broken under my own careless fall.
I panicked. Crouched low, I started moving away from the bush and towards my car, parked a few blocks away. The Crab sang loudly once more, mixing with the still deafening noise of the bar, and I felt my eyes wiggle and go blurry. It felt like they were going to explode. I moved blindly away from the sound, trying to get a grip.
Miraculously, the sound started to wane and my vision began to coalesce. I had made it about 500 feet from the bar and I could see again in flashes. Death Crab had apparently gone back inside and the sound quieted further with the door again closed. I found my car and immediately peeled away to find the police, zig-zagging wildly on the road.
Despite my inebriated, agitated state, I managed to make it to the police station a few miles away. I barreled into the entrance, hysterical and bleeding from the ears. The officer behind the counter instantly got up and came over to intercept me.
“HELP! THE BAR! I-I N-NEED…” I stammered, my thoughts a paradox.
“Okay, buddy, calm down,” the officer said, rolling this eyes.
“YOU NEED TO HELP THEM!” I was frantic.
“Who’s that, pal?” he said to me, unamused.
“The BAR! The Spider..I…it’s…Amber….you just need to go there!” I was a mess.
“Somebody’s been drinking and driving, eh? Maybe you need to cool off in the cage,” he was close to me now, and could smell the alcohol on my breath and see the car keys in my hand, the blood on my face.
“NO! I..YOU….we have to help them!” I protested.
“Uh-huh. Sure thing, pal.”
I was handcuffed and put in a holding cell then. The station was small and the cell was right next to the foyer of the building. I paced and protested, but they didn’t care.
Then, I heard over there radio:
“CODE 28 CODE 28! We have a fire in progress at the Barking Spider on Juniper lane. All vehicles proceed to 3645…”
“NO! NO!” I yelled.
The station erupted in activity and most of the officers present left to go help. I sat in my cell, emotionally destroyed. I needed to help. I had to help Amber. The arresting officer gave me a sideways glance as he ran from the building.

I got to see a doctor for my ears and back and was released the next morning. I told them what I saw, but they chocked it up to drunken hallucinations. They said they might need more from me, but they never called.
When I got home, I turned on the TV. The news was saturated with updates about the fire at the Spider. 97 people died that night, including Amber. They said the fire was caused by an electrical malfunction and the ensuing panic led to all those horrible deaths. I watched the news and bawled, crushed. I felt guilty for narrowly avoiding dying with them and the relief that that brought. I missed Amber and cried for her.
The blackened building had been reduced to ashes in mere minutes; a pile of rubble on a TV in high definition. There was one thing that stood out amongst the grey and black mess, though. It was red.
The fucking crab suit.
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2018.10.15 07:19 niickgeo 25 [M4F] Illinois - tired now but let's talk a couple times each week

I'm the type to sometimes send people reddit messages that break the 10k character limit. Though we don't have to do that here. Any length of message is ok as long as we're just talking. It's just past midnight here, tho it's actually not the usual time to go to bed for a night before work. I usually sleep at 12:30. But I'm tired now because after almost 3 years I'm finally completely off the SSRI I was taking. So just getting used to not having it.
Stuff about me:
-I'm 50% Greek, 25% Japanese, and the rest is Irish/English and African-American
-I like a variety of music. Classical, EDM, 90s music, pop, rap.
-I live a mile away from my parents in a condo with my friend. It has its pros and cons. Hard to date women here in the suburbs. I'm not trying to e-date anyone but I just always like complaining about my dating life. On the other hand it's a nice place at a lower price since it's owned by my roommate's stepdad, who used to live here as of 2 years ago. Then he got married to my roommate's mom.
-post-college (so the last 3.5 years) I've bounced around from job to job. But now I'm in my 2nd term in a grad school to become a high school teacher! Exciting times. And I'm going to coach tennis and chess since those are some of my big passions.
Soooo, lemme know if you want to chat with me! If it's shorter messages then I can message every day. If we start writing paragraphs to each other then it will be like every other day. I'm busy with my full-time job, two different tutoring jobs, I'm on two teams for a chess league, I'm in a free-for-all chess league online, and I do chess tourneys on Saturdays and sometimes Fri/Sat/Sun every other week. I would love to make some more friends :)
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2018.05.02 14:55 tulsanewsbot What's happening around town (Wed, May 2nd - Tue, May 8th)

Tulsa's event list.

Wednesday, May 2nd

  • 🎭 Ballroom Dancing (Tulsa Garden Center - Tulsa) Start Time: 7:00pm
  • Brown Bag It: TSO Brass Quintet (Tulsa Performing Art Center - Tulsa) Start Time: 12:10pm
  • 🎓 Diabetes Education and Empowerment Program (DEEP) (Owasso Library - Owasso) Start Time: 2:00pm This fun, interactive six-part series is designed for people with diabetes or those caring for someone with diabetes. This class is open to individuals who are pre-diabetic, have been diagnosed with diabetes, or think they may have it and family and caregivers. Topics include risk factors, complications, nutrition, physical activity, use of a…
  • Tulsa Drillers vs. Arkansas Travelers (ONEOK Field - Tulsa) Thru Fri, May 4th Gather your crew and head to ONEOK Field for a dose of Double-A baseball when the Tulsa Drillers take on the…
  • Eminence Esemble (The Shrine - Tulsa) Start Time: 9:00pm
  • 🍴 Food Truck Wednesday (Guthrie Green - Tulsa) Start Time: 11:30am Chow down at Guthrie Green every Wednesday for lunch! Live music, amazing food trucks, and fresh air – what could be better? Join us every Wednesday between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm for a break from the office or a fun outing with the family!Every LAST Wednesday of the month is WILD CARD WEDNESDAY. Come
  • 😂 Jersey (Loony Bin - Tulsa) Thru Sat, May 5th
  • Lyle Lovett (River Spirit Casino - Tulsa)
  • 🎭 Open Auditions for Cast (Tulsa Spotlight Theatre - Tulsa) Start Time: 6:30pm Open Auditions first Wednesday of every month. 6:30pm
  • 🎭 Shen Yun (Tulsa Performing Art Center - Tulsa) Day 2 of 2 Classical Chinese dance, dazzling costumes, impressive backdrops and a live orchestra are sure to make Shen Yun a…
  • U2 (BOK Center - Tulsa) Don't miss Irish rockers U2 as they bring their "Experience + Innocence" tour to the BOK Center…
  • U2 eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018 (BOK Center - Tulsa) Start Time: 8:00pm

Thursday, May 3rd

  • Adrian Legg et al. (American Theatre Company - Tulsa) 7:00 doors 7:30-8:15 Adrian Legg 8:30-9:30 David Lindley "One of the great slide players of all time." --Jackson Browne DAVID LINDLEYis a Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist who redefines the word "eclectic."His instrument rack is packed with exotic string instruments, including the acoustic and electric guitar, banjo, electric lap steel…
  • BIG Ro TV (Soundpony Lounge - Tulsa) Start Time: 10:00pm
  • Blue Tie Affair (lue Whale - Catoosa) Looking for a one-of-a-kind dining experience on Route 66? Take part in a quirky, formal dinner hosted onsite at the…
  • Tulsa Drillers vs. Arkansas Travelers (ONEOK Field - Tulsa) 1 day left Gather your crew and head to ONEOK Field for a dose of Double-A baseball when the Tulsa Drillers take on the…
  • Green Country Jam (Tulsa Raceway Park - Tulsa) Thru Sat, May 5th Come to Tulsa Raceway Park to see dozens of country and red dirt artists take the stage as part of the…
  • 😂 Jersey (Loony Bin - Tulsa) Thru Sat, May 5th
  • Movies in the Park: Coco presented by La Semana (Guthrie Green - Tulsa) Start Time: 6:30pm We are starting the 2018 Movie Night series off on a high note! Join us for #MovieinthePark with Coco presented by La Semana USA with special performances before the film by Francisco Treviño and Violinist Hugo Salcedo from Casa de la Cultura Hispanic Cultural Center and Ballet Folklórico Tonatiuh! There will be food trucks, a photo booth and a
  • Oil Can Classic (Riverbend Ranch - Inola) Thru Sun, May 6th The Oil Can Classic at Riverbend Ranch in Inola is an officially sanctioned American Quarter Horse Association Event.…
  • - Shattered Shards (Philbrook Downtown - Tulsa) Start Time: 7:00pm Our season closes with two highly contrasting works. The Sextet by Phillip Glass is an arrangement of his Symphony No. 3 by Michael Riesman. It’s an enigmatic work, the emotional third movement's ruminative chaconne is flanked by shorter, faster movements recalling the gestures of Middle Eastern dancers. Mieczysław Weinberg escaped from his…
  • 🎭 Signature Series (Lorton Performance Center - Tulsa) Thru Sun, May 6th Start Time: 8:00pm
  • Owasso Trail Days (Owasso High School - Owasso) Thru Sun, May 6th Owasso Trails Days is an annual event celebrating Owasso's heritage and history. The four-day carnival features a…
  • Tulsa Tycoons Third Edition A Night of Monopoly (Cox Business Center - Tulsa) Start Time: 6:00pm Tulsa Tycoons Third Edition - A Night of Monopoly is an event filled with fun, food, drinks, networking, mobile auction and live auction! You can play a fun Monopoly themed game as you network with professionals and bid on auction items. This year our Honorary Tycoons include Phil Albert, President, Pelco Structural, LLC; Gentner Drummond,…

Friday, May 4th

  • Bixby BBQ 'n Blues Festival (Washington Irving Park - Bixby) Day 1 of 2 Bixby's largest family event and one of the largest barbecue competitions in the state of Oklahoma, the Bixby BBQ…
  • 🏃 Cinco de Mayo Run (River West Festival Park - Tulsa) A fun evening event with great post-race food!
    One Mile Fun Run 6:30 PM
    5 km Run 7:15 PM
  • DJ WhyNot (Soundpony Lounge - Tulsa) Start Time: 10:00pm
  • Tulsa Drillers vs. Arkansas Travelers (ONEOK Field - Tulsa) Last Day Gather your crew and head to ONEOK Field for a dose of Double-A baseball when the Tulsa Drillers take on the…
  • 🎭 Edward Albee's Seascape (Tulsa Performing Art Center - Tulsa) Thru Sun, May 6th Start Time: 8:00pm On a deserted stretch of beach, a middle-aged couple, relaxing after a picnic lunch, talk idly about home, family and their life together. She sketches, he naps, and then, suddenly, they are joined by two sea creatures—lizards who have decided to leave the ocean depths and come ashore. Initial fear, and then suspicion of each other, are soon…
  • 🎨 First Friday Art Crawl (Philbrook Downtown - Tulsa) Start Time: 6:00pm Stop by Philbrook Downtown and see what's new. Free admission 6-9pm. Cash bar, docents on hand, and more. ABOUT FIRST FRIDAYS: Arrive early and stay late! Discover Tulsa's hidden gem of an Art Crawl experience, which is organically growing and changing every First Friday of the month. The historic streets are abuzz with all sorts of art…
  • First Friday Artists :Happy Hour Special - Kalyn Fay + Damion Shade (Soundpony Lounge - Tulsa) Start Time: 5:30pm
  • Green Country Jam (Tulsa Raceway Park - Tulsa) 1 day left Come to Tulsa Raceway Park to see dozens of country and red dirt artists take the stage as part of the…
  • International Jazz Festival (Guthrie Green - Tulsa) Start Time: 6:00pm The official 2018 International Jazz Day event! In 2016 TulsaJazz.com had the honor of being the producer of Tulsa’s first official participation since the event’s inception in 2012. (See www.jazzday.com for additional details).International Jazz Day is the culmination of Jazz Appreciation Month, which draws public attention to jazz and its…
  • 😂 Jersey (Loony Bin - Tulsa) 1 day left
  • Junior Brown et al. (Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa) Adv $18 Day of Show $20 Door $20 Mezz 21+ $33 There is a $2 fee that applies to each ticket purchased at the Cain's Box Office. No re-entry! No smoking! No refunds! Support acts are subject to change without notice!
  • LaFortune 1st Fri. Concert (The Gardens - Tulsa) Start Time: 7:00pm From May - September, enjoy great local talent outdoors in the Gardens on the first Friday of each month. A variety of family friendly Classic Rock, Swing and Blues. Bring a lawn chaiblanket. Sponsored by Tulsa County Parks, American Bank & Trust and the Oklahoma Arts Council. Free. Cherrie Lewallen (918) 496-6220 [email protected] g…
  • Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play (Tulsa Performing Art Center - Tulsa) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 8:00pm Charles E. Norman Theatre PRESENTED BY: Theatre Tulsa Next Stage Anne Washburn’s imaginative dark comedy propels us forward, following a new civilization stumbling into its future. After the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors share a campfire and begin to piece together the plot of the "Cape Feare" episode of "The Simpsons"…
  • Oil Can Classic (Riverbend Ranch - Inola) Thru Sun, May 6th The Oil Can Classic at Riverbend Ranch in Inola is an officially sanctioned American Quarter Horse Association Event.…
  • 🎭 Signature Series (Lorton Performance Center - Tulsa) Thru Sun, May 6th Start Time: 8:00pm
  • Owasso Trail Days (Owasso High School - Owasso) Thru Sun, May 6th Owasso Trails Days is an annual event celebrating Owasso's heritage and history. The four-day carnival features a…
  • 🎭 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Tulsa Performing Art Center - Tulsa) Thru Sun, May 6th Start Time: 7:30pm George, a professor at a small college, and his wife, Martha, have just returned home, drunk from a Saturday night party. Martha announces, amidst general profanity, that she has invited a young couple—an opportunistic new professor at the college and his shatteringly naïve new bride—to stop by for a nightcap. When they arrive the charade…

Saturday, May 5th

  • 🏃 6th Annual "Be a Hero, Not a Bully" 5k & Fun Run (Skiatook Central Park - Skiatook) \- Music, food trucks, Kid's Zone & lots of fun! Festivities & packet pickup start at 5:00pm race day.
    \- Medals for 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each division.
    \- Early packet pickup at Newman Middle School 5/4 6:00pm - 7:30pm.
    \- All proceeds support Newman Middle School student programs and services.…
  • 918 Flea Market (Admiral Twin Drive-In - Tulsa) Sift through upscale market finds at 918 Flea Market in Tulsa. Held at Admiral Twin Drive-In, this shopping event will…
  • Jenks America Food Truck Festival (Main Street - Jenks) The Jenks America Food Truck Festival brings together the best in Tulsa-area food trucks, musicians and artists for a…
  • Bixby BBQ 'n Blues Festival (Washington Irving Park - Bixby) Day 2 of 2 Bixby's largest family event and one of the largest barbecue competitions in the state of Oklahoma, the Bixby BBQ…
  • Beach House (Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa) Don't miss Baltimore darlings Beach House as they bring their dreamy brand of indie pop to historic Cain's…
  • Owasso Bouquet of Gardeners Spring Festival (Owasso) Celebrate Mother's Day and the full blooms that come with warm weather at the Owasso Bouquet of Gardener's…
  • 🏃 Cinco de Mayo Run (River West Festival Park - Tulsa) A fun evening event with great post-race food!
    One Mile Fun Run 6:30 PM
    5 km Run 7:15 PM
  • 🏃 Catoosa Community 5K & Fun Run (Catoosa High School - Catoosa) Catoosa Public Schools will be hosting the 2nd annual Catoosa Community 5k & Fun Run on May 5th, 2018. This event will bring together the community for a fitness event to raise funds various school actives.
    Register for only $15 for the Fun Run or $20 for the 5k at www.runsignup.com/catoosa5k
    Prices go up $5 after April 26th
  • Consider The Source (The Shrine - Tulsa)
  • 🎭 Edward Albee's Seascape (Tulsa Performing Art Center - Tulsa) 1 day left Start Time: 8:00pm On a deserted stretch of beach, a middle-aged couple, relaxing after a picnic lunch, talk idly about home, family and their life together. She sketches, he naps, and then, suddenly, they are joined by two sea creatures—lizards who have decided to leave the ocean depths and come ashore. Initial fear, and then suspicion of each other, are soon…
  • Green Country Cowboys of Color Rodeo (Expo Square - Tulsa) At the Green Country Cowboys of Color Rodeo, competitors go head to head in rodeo style events for the chance to be…
  • Green Country Jam (Tulsa Raceway Park - Tulsa) Last Day Come to Tulsa Raceway Park to see dozens of country and red dirt artists take the stage as part of the…
  • Gutter Villain "Wasted All The Time" Record Release Party (The Vanguard - Tulsa) Start Time: 7:00pm Chokehole Stab, Evan Hughes, Crackrock, CO$M, Pawn Shop Heroes, YOUNG JAGER, Søaker, King Doeja
  • High Noon Shootout (JM Davis Arms & Historical Museum - Claremore) At JM Davis Arms & Historical Museum, experience a High Noon Shootout straight out of an old Western film. The…
  • 😂 Jersey (Loony Bin - Tulsa) Last Day
  • Justin Timberlake - The Man Of The Woods Tour (BOK Center - Tulsa) Doors at 6:00pm
  • Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play (Tulsa Performing Art Center - Tulsa) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 8:00pm Charles E. Norman Theatre PRESENTED BY: Theatre Tulsa Next Stage Anne Washburn’s imaginative dark comedy propels us forward, following a new civilization stumbling into its future. After the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors share a campfire and begin to piece together the plot of the "Cape Feare" episode of "The Simpsons"…
  • Oil Can Classic (Riverbend Ranch - Inola) 1 day left The Oil Can Classic at Riverbend Ranch in Inola is an officially sanctioned American Quarter Horse Association Event.…
  • Oklahoma Dressage Society Show (Expo Square - Tulsa) Day 1 of 2 Attend the Oklahoma Dressage Society Show at Tulsa Expo Square for a pool of equestrian talent. See riders and horses…
  • Rose District Cinco de Mayo Fiesta (Rose District - Broken Arrow) Partake in the first-annual Rose District Cinco de Mayo Fiesta for community-wide fun. All of the Rose District will…
  • 🎭 Signature Series (Lorton Performance Center - Tulsa) 1 day left Start Time: 8:00pm
  • Soundpony 12 year anniversary!!! Soul Night!! (Soundpony Lounge - Tulsa) Start Time: 10:00pm
  • 🏃 Tour de Tulsa (River West Festival Park - Tulsa) Ride 5-100 Miles, a great non-competitive ride exploring the Tulsa area. Great food, wonderful riding and it all benefits Pathways to Health. Family Fun Ride option.
  • Owasso Trail Days (Owasso High School - Owasso) 1 day left Owasso Trails Days is an annual event celebrating Owasso's heritage and history. The four-day carnival features a…
  • 🎭 UnRAVEL (Tulsa Performing Art Center - Tulsa) Start Time: 2:00pm Liddy Doenges Theatre PRESENTED BY: Oklahoma Performing Arts A vanishing artist, mysterious paintings, an Oklahoma tornado… Really?! Leave your Fitz and Tantrums at the door and explore the joy of the performing arts with OPA (Oklahoma Performing Arts). unRAVEL the stress of your daily life as the cast goes on a field trip to the Briggs…
  • 🎭 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Tulsa Performing Art Center - Tulsa) 1 day left Start Time: 7:30pm George, a professor at a small college, and his wife, Martha, have just returned home, drunk from a Saturday night party. Martha announces, amidst general profanity, that she has invited a young couple—an opportunistic new professor at the college and his shatteringly naïve new bride—to stop by for a nightcap. When they arrive the charade…

Sunday, May 6th

  • Tulsa Athletic vs Little Rock Rangers (Veterans Park - Tulsa) Put on your green and yellow, and cheer the Athletic team to victory in downtown Tulsa. In their first season in 2013,…
  • 🎨 The Big Trail (1930) Movie + Event (Circle Cinema - Tulsa) Start Time: 2:00pm Circle Cinema, in partnership with Gilcrease Museum to host a special event, a one-time only screening of the classic Western "THE BIG TRAIL" (1930) Sunday, May 6 at 2pm, Circle Cinema. This program will be presented using Reel-To-Reel projection on a glorious archival 35mm film print. Tickets are on sale now - General Admission $15, Circle…
  • 🏃 Cinco de Mayo Run (River West Festival Park - Tulsa) A fun evening event with great post-race food!
    One Mile Fun Run 6:30 PM
    5 km Run 7:15 PM
  • 🎭 Edward Albee's Seascape (Tulsa Performing Art Center - Tulsa) Last Day Start Time: 8:00pm On a deserted stretch of beach, a middle-aged couple, relaxing after a picnic lunch, talk idly about home, family and their life together. She sketches, he naps, and then, suddenly, they are joined by two sea creatures—lizards who have decided to leave the ocean depths and come ashore. Initial fear, and then suspicion of each other, are soon…
  • Gran Torino in Concert (Tulsa) Start Time: 5:00pm
  • Northeast Oklahoma Autocross (Expo Square - Tulsa) See sports cars compete in challenging Northeast Oklahoma Autocross events this spring. Cars will take to the Fair…
  • Oil Can Classic (Riverbend Ranch - Inola) Last Day The Oil Can Classic at Riverbend Ranch in Inola is an officially sanctioned American Quarter Horse Association Event.…
  • Oklahoma Dressage Society Show (Expo Square - Tulsa) Day 2 of 2 Attend the Oklahoma Dressage Society Show at Tulsa Expo Square for a pool of equestrian talent. See riders and horses…
  • Sherry + Acid Queen + Achy Orb + Shade & The Savage Young (Soundpony Lounge - Tulsa) Start Time: 10:00pm
  • 🎭 Signature Series (Lorton Performance Center - Tulsa) Last Day Start Time: 8:00pm
  • Owasso Trail Days (Owasso High School - Owasso) Last Day Owasso Trails Days is an annual event celebrating Owasso's heritage and history. The four-day carnival features a…
  • 🎭 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Tulsa Performing Art Center - Tulsa) Last Day Start Time: 7:30pm George, a professor at a small college, and his wife, Martha, have just returned home, drunk from a Saturday night party. Martha announces, amidst general profanity, that she has invited a young couple—an opportunistic new professor at the college and his shatteringly naïve new bride—to stop by for a nightcap. When they arrive the charade…
  • Tulsa Youth Symphony Spring Serenade & Silent Auction (Union High School Track - Tulsa) Start Time: 2:00pm SUMMARY: The Tulsa Youth Symphony’s Preparatory, Concert and Symphony Orchestras will present their Spring Serenade Concert on SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018 in the Union Public Schools Performing Arts Center, 6636 South Mingo Road starting at 3:00 p.m. PLEASE NOTE THE REVISED DATE AND TIME! In addition, there will be a silent auction benefitting the…

Monday, May 7th

Tuesday, May 8th

  • Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox (Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa) Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox ON SALE FRI FEB 23 10:00 AM CST This event is all ages Adv $30 Day of Show $32 Door $32 Mezz 21+ $45 There is a $2 fee that applies to each ticket purchased at the Cain's Box Office. Gold VIP Package $130 (ONLINE ONLY) No re-entry! No smoking! No refunds! Support acts are subject to change without notice!
  • Trivia with Jack (Soundpony Lounge - Tulsa) Start Time: 9:30pm

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2018.04.25 16:55 ThaddeusJP Hot Wheels Collecting Resources: Popular questions, terms, where to look, and websites

Hot Wheels Collecting information and resources:

Some informative reading:

History of Hot Wheels via the HW Wiki
Larry Wood, Designer, Petrolicious Interview
Larry Woods presentation on HW; history and design (runs about an hour but very interesting)

Design Process:

Petrolicious article on how HWs are designed
Speed Hunters on the design process
Need For Speed HW Studio Tour
YouTube Video showing actual car production (non English but still good to watch)

Popular Terminology:

Casting Number - Letters and numbers used to identify all parts of a Hot Wheels car. The casting is the car itself.
Treasure Hunt - Highly Sought after cars with lower production numbers hidden in the yearly releases.
Tampos - Graphics that are applied to a car, usually in a silk screen process. Newer processes involve digital printing.
Card/Blister - The Packaging the car is sold in/on.
Real Riders - Rubber tires found on Supers and Premium line cars.
Spectraflame - Mattelic finsh paint used on the original 60s-70s era cars and newer special releases.
Redline - Cars manufactured in the frist decade of HW production. They are highly collectible.
Blackwall - AKA Basic Wheel. Cars made in the late 70s to 80s have a distinctive black tire. Newer models have a concave version to protect the chrome finish.

Popular questions:

What is a treasure hunt/super treasure hunt? Special cars hidden in the mainline that are highly collectible. Regular hunts are limited production (Mattel does not report actual numbers) and are identified with a flame logo. Super Treasure Hunts are variations of mainline cars with Real Rider Tires (rubber) and Spectraflame paint. They are highly sought after and have a TH logo. More info can be found here: http://www.hwtreasure.com/
I found an old car; what is it worth?
Odds are, not much. Most of the more valuable cars are from the original lines (1968-late 70s) that are called Red lines. Many cars made in the 90s to now have nominal value. There are outliers however. Checking your car on ebay Sold listings may give you a good idea of its value.
My car says 1988 on the bottom but it seems new. Is it that old?
The date on the bottom if the car is the copyright date of the original casting, not necessarily when it was actually made.
Should I buy as an investment?
Unless you're buying older, already high priced cars, probably not. Again, most cars will stay around the original $1 in value, even on card.
What should I collect?
Whatever you like! There is no 'wrong' car to buy. Be it Hot Wheels, MatchBox, or any of the other brands its up to you. Sometimes folks start out and buy EVERYTHING. It is a good idea to pick a focus if you're starting out: Muscle cars, Yellow cars, Cars made in Britain, etc... just so you don't get away from yourself!
Should I open my cars?
It's personal preference. As of the late 2000s Mattel began showing more art on the blister cards so folks liked to display them in package. Others love to open and play with them (they are toys after all!). End of the day, its up to you. Worst case, you can always get two!
I just inherited 200+ cars. How can/should I sell them?
Older cars (redline era) can generally be sold with ease as they are highly collectible. Larger lots of new cars should probably be sold as a group. While you can list every car you have, it can take time. Shipping is also a concern as you would be spending a lot on postage. Its a time vs. money question: If you have the time smaller groups. Want a cash now? Sell as a lot. eBay is the most popular option for online sales. You can also get a booth at a flea-market or show and sell there.
What is Kday?
K-Day is a semi-yearly event held at K-Mart stores where collectors can open new Hot Wheel cases and look for cars. More info can be found here.

Where to find cars:

Hot Wheel cars, and other brands, can be found in a variety of places. Popular Big-Box stores are the go-to, but there are many other places, many not listed here, that carry the Blue Brand and others.
  • WalMart - locate!: Has special sets a few times a year. Very hard to get a Thunt as many are open 24 hours and people pallet raid (open boxes before stock and pull the good stuff).
  • Target - locate!: Has at least one special line (i.e. Car Culture, Entertainment).
  • KMart - locate!: Has some excluse colors and has a K-Day (info above). Store locations are closing all the time however.
  • Fry's Electronics - locate!: Stocks more around holidays. Limited locations around the US.
  • Meijer - locate!: Very good selection although store may not be in your area (limited to Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Kentucky).
  • Kroger - locate!: Has some exclusives just to Kroger for Halloween. Also limited locations like Michigan and Texas.
  • Pep Boys - locate!: Auto parts store, bigger stores carry some auto themed toys and die cast.
  • AutoZone - locate!: Auto parts store. Generally found by the registers.
  • Books-A-Million (BAM) - locate!: Book Store chain typically in the eastern US.
  • HobbyLobby - locate!: Popular Hobby Store. Closed Sundays. Weekly Coupons, often for 30-50% off any one item are available online all the time.
  • HobbyTownUSA - locate!: Hobby store with a large selection of hobby items and some HW. They have a store inventory checker when looking at specific stores. You can check Mattel items here.
  • Michaels - locate!: Popular craft store. Cars run at a higher price but coupons are available online and can be scanned off your phone.
  • Discount Stores: Cars/sets are usually a year or two behind in release as they get over-stock. Most are still sold for $1 but every year Dollar General has a buy-one-get-two-free deal.
  • Pharmacy/Convience: stores like WalGreens locate! (currently carrying older CC and retro lines as well as new 50th series) CVS, RiteAid, DUANEreade also carry cars. Generally run over $1.50 for mainlines and higher for premium models.
  • General Grocery stores: Depending when you live your local chain may have them in the toy aisle or in a display somewhere in the store. Be sure to check end caps and near children oriented foods (Cereal aisle for example).

Brickseek stock Checker:

If you're looking to save some time on checking WalMart or Target, I suggest using BrickSeeks inventory checker. You can put in the Target or WalMart ID's and it should return results on inventory. The examples below are for the Car Culture line. UPCs can be found on the back of the blister. SKU and DPCI are generally found on the shelving price information in store and/or online.
Walmart SKU: 805984709
Target DPCI: 087-07-5547
UPC: 887961619805
FYIs
  1. WalMarts inventory is sometimes sketchy stock may not be correct.
  2. Targets checker does NOT show individual cars. they could have 20 of one car for all the checker knows.
  3. These checkers do not account for lost or stolen stock. If its stolen they wont know to adjust numbers as the checkers work with the stores internal database.

Popular Hot Wheels Sites:

  • Lamley Group - Probably the most popular US based site.
  • Live and Let Diecast - Community similar to here, just all about diecast in blog format.
  • OrangeTrack Diecast - New site that highlights older models with great write ups and current HW news.
  • T-Hunted! - Brazilian site (google Trans works well) that has all kinds of breaking HW news and info.
  • HW Collector News - Useful bits include checklists and lists of past and current releases.
  • DieCast Photography - Great photos and information.

Resources:

Other die-cast collecting subs of Interest:

/matchbox - Dedicated to MatchBox
/Maisto - Dedicated to Maisto
/Tomica - Dedicated to Tomica
/GreenlightLLC and /GreenlightDiecast - Dedicated to GreenLight
/diecast - Dedicated to all forms of Die-cast
/DiecastCustoms - Customization of diecast cars and other items.
/DiecastCollectors - Collecting all forms of diecast.

Official Hot Wheels Sites:

Hot Wheels.com
Hot Wheels Collectors
Hot Wheels Official Instagram
Hot Wheels Dream Team Instagram
Hot Wheels Twitter
Hot Wheels YouTube

Bonus Non- HW info!

Info on non-HW chase/Thunts
M2: EXAMPLE M2 Chases have yellow paint where you would expect to see chrome and/or gold additions/variations. They also make "raw version" which are unpainted.
GreenLight: EXAMPLE GreenLights chase cars have Green Tires and rims and are called "green machines"
Auto World: EXAMPLES AW's chase cars are called "UltraRed" and have a popping red paint job.
Johnny Lighting: EXAMPLE
JL has a great write up on thier site:
WHITE LIGHTNING CARS What is a White Lightning car? The White Lightning variation is Johnny Lightning’s chase car, a concept introduced to the die-cast market by Playing Mantis owner Tom Lowe in 1994. Most Johnny Lightning cars will have a version featuring some special traits that distinguish it from the regular release. These cars are randomly packed into the shipping cartons at the factory. Usually the special traits are white and usually the car will have a combination of two. Here’s a list of common White Lightning features:
White Body / Pearl White / Body Metallic / Gold Body / White Chassis / White Tires / White Rims / Gold Rims / White Interior / Tinted Glass
It’s important to note, however, that some cars only get one distinguishing trait and in the past some have received as many as three.
It's worth noting MatchBox does NOT have Thunt/Chase cars, at least as of now.

EURO UPDATE! Courtesy of crank_case

Tesco is a British (UK) chain supermarket that operates in Ireland also - so the Irish site is https://www.tesco.ie/ while the UK site is https://www.tesco.com/
Smyths Toys - are an Irish family owned chain of toy stores that also have branches in the UK. There is a single website for the UK and Ireland with currency options for Euros or GBP. Smyths are also going to expand into Germany, Austria and Switzerland by taking over the Toys'r'Us stores in those countries. https://www.smythstoys.com/
Dealz - a UK owned chain that operates as Poundland in the UK, but obviously because we use Eurodollars rather than Brexit beer tokens, the name wouldn't make sense here, so it's called Dealz. A wonderland of random pointless tat, sporadic batches of Hot Wheels/Matchbox and junk food. http://www.dealz.ie/
Marks Models - a small chain of stores (it's a small country), that specializes in all aspects of modelling - kits, trainsets, paint etc. One store in Dublin City, one outside Dublin in Greenogue and one in Cork city. Like I mentioned, they don't regularly stock hot wheels but do get batches of new old stock so sometimes you find great stuff from the 90s to mid 2000s http://www.marksmodels.com/
Toymaster - this one's a strange one, because it's an association of toy stores not a chain. Shops use the same Toymaster branding and combined buying power to compete with chains/supermarkets but each shop is independently owned, so there's no consistency in what each store stocks.
Halfords - a UK owned chain of car and bicycle accessory stores that stocks Hot Wheels but only for part of the year, usually singles in Spring/Summer and multipacks in the lead up to Christmas, but even in the spring/summer period, stock varies wildly from a bonanza to zero stock. http://www.halfords.ie/ is the Irish site, while the UK site is http://www.halfords.com/

If there is something of interest you think should be included please let me know!

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2018.02.15 04:20 eventbot What's happening around town (Wed, Feb 14th - Tue, Feb 20th)

Oklahoma City's event list.

Ongoing

  • Lyric Theatre's Crowns: A Gospel Musical (Plaza District - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Feb 25th Start Time: 7:00pm Get ready for an uplifting celebration of life as Lyric Theatre presents: Crowns. This show, which will be held at…
  • SHIFT (Factory Obscura - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Feb 25th Join the creatives behind the OKC art collective Factory Obscura for a fully-immersive, experiential art…

Wednesday, Feb 14th

  • Anthem Drown Night! (HiLo Club - Oklahoma City) Our local friends at Anthem Brewing Co. have some great beers! Every Wednesday night from 9pm to close enjoy $8 Drown Night! Their Power Pils will be flowing!
  • Anxiety Management Support Group (Mental Health Association Oklahoma main office - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm Anxiety disorders are the most common form of mental illness and affect more than 40 million Americans. Symptoms may include: overwhelming feelings of panic and fear, uncontrollable obsessive thoughts, painful intrusive memories, recurring nightmares, physical symptoms such as feeling sick to your stomach, “butterflies” in your stomach,…
  • 🎭 Deadly Dancing (Cattlemen's Steakhouse - Oklahoma City) Award winning, nationally recognized Whodunit Dinner Theatre is performing our 27th year in OKC. We've been titled the 'Masters of Murder Mystery Mayhem' for good reason - we 'KILL' it! We are available for private shows for your group, church and organization, so give us a call or email anytime!
  • 🎭 Deadly Dancing (Ted's Escondido - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:15am Award winning, nationally recognized Whodunit Dinner Theater is performing our 27th year in Oklahoma City. We've been titled the 'Masters of Murder Mystery Mayhem' for good reason — we 'KILL' it! We are available for private show for your group, church and organization so give us a call or email anytime!
  • The Disaster Artist (Tower Theatre Studio - Oklahoma City) Thru Fri, Feb 16th Start Time: 7:00pm This is a General Admission seating screening. This film is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America. NOTE: This is a movie screening and NOT a live performance event. With fees tickets are $10
  • 🏆 Lance Grave International Barrel Racing Championship (Lazy E Arena - Guthrie) Thru Sat, Feb 17th Start Time: 8:00am Visit LanceGraves.com for full details!
  • Magic Mike Tour (Big Dick's Roadhouse - Yukon) Start Time: 8:00pm You've seen the movie, now come see the hottest men on the planet, Live, and onstage, for your eyes only with this Las Vegas style show. Let these calendar men take care of all you fantasies. Don't forget your dollar bills. There will be an opportunity offered at the show for those Ladies that want to give a special friend or herself an up close…
  • 🎓 Oklahoma Venture Forum Speaker Series (PHF Conference Center at OUHSC University Research Park - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 11:30am Oklahoma Venture Forum kicks off their 30th membership session with the Speaker Series Luncheon featuring Chad Jordan, CEO of Arrow Global Capital.
    OVF continues to foster the growth of new and existing small business ventures in Oklahoma by creating the setting for entrepreneurs, investors, service industries, incubators and collegiate…
  • Parents Supporting Parents (Mental Health Association Oklahoma main office - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm This group is for caretakers and parents who are supporting an individual managing the complications often associated with having a pervasive development disorder such as autism or aspergers disorder. This group will also provide education and support to those parents who have loved ones with diagnosed or undiagnosed mental, emotional,…
  • Saints - Rock & Roll Camp for Girls Benefit (Plaza District - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • Split Lip Rayfield (The Blue Door - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • 🎨 TCAA Leather Working Workshop (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 9:00am February 12 – 14, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Traditional Cowboy Arts Association (TCAA) members Pedro Pedrini and Troy West claim whether you call it leather carving, tooling, or stamping, you can hone your skills with the comprehensive workshop they are presenting. This hands-on workshop, held February 12 – 14, 2018, in the Museum’s…
  • Valentine's Day Dinner (Oklahoma City Museum of Art - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a four-course meal and live music by Music Maker at the Museum Cafe! Details: Reservations can be made at 6 or 8 pm Please call the Museum Cafe at (405) 235-6262 to reserve your table. Pricing: $58 per person (tax and gratuity not included)
    See menu below: Amuse Bouche
    • Oyster Bienville: Mushroom and parmesan…
  • Valentine's Day with Split Lip Rayfield (The Blue Door - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 9:00pm Come celebrate Valentine's Day 2018 with us in #OKC at The Blue Door!! Tickets on sale soon but RSVP NOW!
  • Wednesday Game Night (Remington Park - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm Play the games you love for jackpots and then play more games you love for Extra Cash & Prizes on Game Night at Remington Park, every Wednesday! Starting at 6pm on Wednesday nights at Remington Park, just make sure to use your Club Remington Card as you play in the casino. Doing so may get you selected via hot seat drawings to make Free Spins,…

Thursday, Feb 15th

  • Bahamas et al. (Oklahoma City) Each ticket purchase receives a code to digitally download Bahamas' new album Earthtones when it comes out January 19.
  • The Disaster Artist (Tower Theatre Studio - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Start Time: 7:00pm This is a General Admission seating screening. This film is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America. NOTE: This is a movie screening and NOT a live performance event. With fees tickets are $10
  • FLY Dance Company (Te Ata Memorial Auditorium - Chickasha) Start Time: 7:30pm Travel with your Valentine to the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma for The Gentlemen of Hip Hop by FLY…
  • Joe Crookston (The Blue Door - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • 🏆 Lance Grave International Barrel Racing Championship (Lazy E Arena - Guthrie) Thru Sat, Feb 17th Start Time: 8:00am Visit LanceGraves.com for full details!
  • Looking For Something? (The Blue Door - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm Songwriter, guitarist, painter, fiddler, slide player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible. Named 2016 Folk Alliance International Artist-in- Residence and signed to Tamulevich Artist Management along with John Gorka and Peter Yarrow. His songs are being made into films.
  • Lunar New Year (University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond) Start Time: 7:00pm The Lunar New Year is the cycle of time switching from one Zodiac to the next. This year, the Asian American Student Association in collaboration with the Vietnamese Student Association brings awareness, exposes Central's campus, and educates participants in the different customs and traditional celebrations of the Lunar New Year from different…
  • Man of La Mancha (University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond) Thru Sat, Feb 17th Start Time: 7:30pm Performance Dates & Times: 7:30pm. Thursday, February 15 2018 7:30pm. Friday, February 16, 2018 7:30pm. Saturday, February 17, 2018 2:00pm. Sunday, February 18, 2018 Free for UCO students with curent ID
  • Meditation Class (St Stephen's United Methodist - Norman) Start Time: 6:00pm Weekly meditation and discussion group conducted by the monks from Oklahoma Buddhist Vihara.
    St. Stephens UMC 6-7pm Look for the shoes.
  • 😂 Moby Dick! The Musical (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Feb 17th Start Time: 8:00pm Presented by OKC Theatre Company By Robert Longden and Hereward Kaye Directed by Megan Montgomery Facing the closure of their rough and tumble school due to unpaid utility bills, The young juvenile delinquents of St. Godley's School for Girls write and stage a spectacular musical production of Herman Melville's great novel, MOBY DICK. With…
  • Path of Destruction Tour: OKC (89th Street Collective - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm Catch Lex The Hex Master, Axe Murder Boyz and SCUM at 89th Street OKC!
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Management Support Group (Mental Health Association Oklahoma main office - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience of witnessing of life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or physical or sexual assault in adult or childhood. Some people will have stress reactions that do not go away on their own, or may even get worse…
  • RV Super Show (Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Jim Norick Arena - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Feb 18th The 49th Annual RV Super Show, held at Oklahoma City's State Fair Park, features hundreds of RVs on display under…
  • Share at the Showroom Marissa Raglin and Chelsey Cope (Oklahoma Contemporary - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm To kick off the 2018 season of Share at the Showroom, we'll be talking with Oklahoma City-based collage artist Marissa Raglin, the current Artist in Residence at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel. In addition, Guthrie-based singer-songwriter Chelsey Cope will perform an acoustic set of songs from her upcoming album, Where Nobody Goes.
  • 😂 Shaun Jones (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Feb 17th
  • 🎭 Sooner Theatre Murder Mystery (The Sooner Theatre - Norman) Thru Sat, Feb 17th Start Time: 6:30pm On a dark and stormy night, a group of friends, enemies, lovers and haters arrive at an isolated manor to try their hands at solving a staged mystery before returning to their normal, boring lives the next day. But for one of them, there is no going back after they develop a very real case of being DEAD!!! The game they all came to play becomes…
  • Survivors of Suicide Support Group (Mental Health Association Oklahoma main office - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm Nearly 31,000 people take their own lives each year. As a survivor – a family member or friend of the victim – you may need help coming to terms with suicide. This group offers the opportunity to share, listen, teach and learn with others also overcoming the loss of a loved one. Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month.
  • Tekashi69 (The Criterion - Oklahoma City)
  • Watermelon Slim et al. (VZD's - Oklahoma City) "The most exciting and authentic blues performer I've heard in years." - A.W., Paste Magazine
    2x Winner: 2008 Blues Music Award - Band of the Year and Album of the Year 2x Winner: 2006 & 2007 MOJO Magazine's #1 Blues Album of the Year Winner: 6th Annual Independent Music Awards - Blues Album of the Year
    Watermelon Slim - Ringers: An…

Friday, Feb 16th

  • 3rd Friday Block pARTy (Downtown - Shawnee) During the 3rd Friday Block pARTy in Shawnee, local restaurants, art galleries and merchants are open late in the…
  • Bully et al. (Opolis - Norman)
  • 🏆 Central OK: University of Central Oklahoma Women's Tennis vs Southern Nazarene (Edmond) Start Time: 2:00pm University of Central Oklahoma Women's Tennis vs Southern Nazarene http://www.bronchosports.com/calendar.aspx?id=5652
  • The Disaster Artist (Tower Theatre Studio - Oklahoma City) Last Day Start Time: 7:00pm This is a General Admission seating screening. This film is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America. NOTE: This is a movie screening and NOT a live performance event. With fees tickets are $10
  • 🎨 Filmography: "Mickey Reece’s Alien" (21C Museum Hotel - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm Art goes to the movies with 21c Oklahoma City’s Filmography, a free monthly film series at 21c Oklahoma City in partnership with deadCenter Film and the OKC Film Society. Filmography takes place on the third Friday of each month.
    Join us in February for a screening of "Mickey Reece's Alien." Conveyed through sensual black and white…
  • Funny AF Friday Comedy Show (ICE Event Center - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 9:00pm Funny AF Fridays is the weekly comedy show that features celebrity comedians and provides a platform for local comedians to get their shine. If you are interested in getting your "5 min" of comedy, contact Marc Flemon at 4052084240.
  • Jason Boland & The Stragglers (The State Theatre - Harrah)
  • 🏆 Lance Grave International Barrel Racing Championship (Lazy E Arena - Guthrie) 1 day left Start Time: 8:00am Visit LanceGraves.com for full details!
  • The Little Mermaid (Oklahoma City Ballet - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Feb 18th For one special weekend in February, get your tickets and surrender to the magic of fairy tales as Oklahoma City Ballet…
  • Luke Combs: Don't Tempt Me With A Good Time Tour (The Criterion - Oklahoma City)
  • 🎭 Lunar New Year at the Gardens: Year of the Dog (Myriad Botanical Gardens - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 4:00pm We are partnering up with our friends from Super Cao Nguyen in the OKC Asian District to celebrate the Lunar New Year! Join us for a late afternoon of music, face painting and fun for the entire family. The Gardens will have lion dancers from the St. Andrew Dung Lac Lion Dance Association, festive décor, crafts for the kids, cultural…
  • Man of La Mancha (University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond) 1 day left Start Time: 7:30pm Performance Dates & Times: 7:30pm. Thursday, February 15 2018 7:30pm. Friday, February 16, 2018 7:30pm. Saturday, February 17, 2018 2:00pm. Sunday, February 18, 2018 Free for UCO students with curent ID
  • 😂 Moby Dick! The Musical (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Start Time: 8:00pm Presented by OKC Theatre Company By Robert Longden and Hereward Kaye Directed by Megan Montgomery Facing the closure of their rough and tumble school due to unpaid utility bills, The young juvenile delinquents of St. Godley's School for Girls write and stage a spectacular musical production of Herman Melville's great novel, MOBY DICK. With…
  • Moon Taxi (The Jones Assembly - Oklahoma City) Advance $22.50 Day of Show $25 Mezzanine $50 (21+) For information on purchasing VIP booth tickets, click HERE $3 fee that applies to each ticket purchased at the Jones Assembly Box Office. No re-entry. No refunds. No smoking. Under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Support acts are subject to change without notice. More…
  • 🏆 Perfect 10 Challenge (Cox Convention Center - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:45pm THE CHALLENGE The Oklahoma women gymnastics team heads to Oklahoma City to face Nebraska women gymnastics team in the annual Perfect 10 Challenge, held inside the Cox Convention Center.
  • RV Super Show (Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Jim Norick Arena - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Feb 18th The 49th Annual RV Super Show, held at Oklahoma City's State Fair Park, features hundreds of RVs on display under…
  • 😂 Shaun Jones (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) 1 day left
  • 🎭 Sooner Theatre Murder Mystery (The Sooner Theatre - Norman) 1 day left Start Time: 6:30pm On a dark and stormy night, a group of friends, enemies, lovers and haters arrive at an isolated manor to try their hands at solving a staged mystery before returning to their normal, boring lives the next day. But for one of them, there is no going back after they develop a very real case of being DEAD!!! The game they all came to play becomes…
  • Souled Out (University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond) Start Time: 8:00pm Souled Out will perform in concert at 8 p.m. at the UCO Jazz Lab, 100 E. Fifth St. Tickets are $15. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit ucojazzlab.com.
  • The Vaudevillian (Oklahoma City University - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Feb 18th Come to the Kirkpatrick Auditorium at Oklahoma City University to experience the world premiere of The Vaudevillian, a…
  • World Premiere of The Vaudevillian, An American Opera (Oklahoma City University - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm Join us Feb. 16-18 for the world premiere of The Vaudevillian, a new opera by Thomas Pasatieri! The backstage backstory dramatizes the rise and fall of American soprano Rosa Ponselle, who began her decades-long performing career in a vaudeville sister act and made her Metropolitan Opera debut at the age of 21. OCU's 2018 world premiere marks the…

Saturday, Feb 17th

  • 🎓 4th annual Beads & the Brave gala (Leadership Square - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:30pm Warriors for Freedom is hosting their annual charity Mardi Gras gala! Enjoy games, amazing food, great beverages and so much more! This is one party you do NOT want to miss!! Grab a date a join us! Or, if you're looking for volunteer opportunities, we have that also! For more information, visit www.beadsandthebrave.org
  • 🎭 4th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 4:30pm Let Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation give you a magical evening with your daughter that will create lifelong memories. Come join us for a Night on the Red Carpet in the beautiful Meinders Hall of Mirrors at the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall. There will be a grand red-carpet entrance, photo opportunities and a light dinner with…
  • 🏆 The Bart & Nadia Sports Experience (Cox Convention Center - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 9:00am The Bart & Nadia Sports Experience weekend hosts a variety of events that all have an emphasis on sports, health and wellness. These activities include world-class gymnastics competitions, a FREE family sports experience and the OKC RUNderground. Our goal is to encourage families to take ownership of their health through activities that embrace…
  • The Centennial Rodeo Opry (Rodeo Opry - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm Adults - $15.00 Children 7 -12 years - $7.50 Children 6 years & younger - FREE *Military discount available at box office with military ID
  • 🏆 Central OK: University of Central Oklahoma Softball vs Oklahoma Christian (Edmond) Start Time: 12:00pm University of Central Oklahoma Softball vs Oklahoma Christian http://www.bronchosports.com/calendar.aspx?id=5685
  • 🏆 Central OK: University of Central Oklahoma Softball vs Oklahoma Christian (Edmond) Start Time: 2:00pm University of Central Oklahoma Softball vs Oklahoma Christian http://www.bronchosports.com/calendar.aspx?id=5686
  • 🎓 The Coded Life: Beginners Angel Little (Oklahoma Contemporary - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 1:00pm Welcome to the next step in the coding life. Now that you have a taste of how coding works, it’s time to further explore the concept of computer programming, learn how to write in functions, compare and contrast code online and scratch the surface of the designing process. Come enjoy the life, the coded life! Limited Enrollment. Ages: 10+
  • Daddy Daughter Dance (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm Let Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation give you a magical evening with your daughter that will create lifelong memories. Come join us for a Night on the Red Carpet in the beautiful Meinders Hall of Mirrors at the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall. There will be a grand red-carpet entrance, photo opportunities and a light dinner with…
  • Dylan LeBlanc (The Blue Door - Oklahoma City)
  • 🎓 Essentials of Raja Yoga Meditation- a day course (Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center - Edmond) Start Time: 12:00pm Taking time out has always been a vital part of improving the quality of life, refreshing our understanding of events and re-charging the spirit. A day Retreat is an opportunity to step off the conveyor belt of life and spend time in a peaceful and spiritual atmosphere, reflecting upon and exploring the important factors governing our…
  • 🎨 Exhibition: "The New Art: A Controversial Collection Fifty Years Later" (Oklahoma City Museum of Art - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 12:00pm In 1968, the Oklahoma Art Center, OKCMOA’s predecessor, purchased the 150-piece permanent collection of the Washington Gallery of Modern Art, the first art museum in the nation’s capital dedicated to the collection of contemporary art. That decision proved deeply consequential for the Oklahoma City arts community, first as it led the Art…
  • 🎓 Free Device Workshop to Winterize your Phone (U.S. Cellular - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 9:00am The cold temperatures can be taxing on people and even technology. As you layer your clothing in preparation for wintry conditions, don’t forget to protect your mobile device with the latest accessories.
    U.S. Cellular will host a free Device Workshop in Oklahoma City on February 17th from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at 2130 W Memorial Rd, where…
  • 🏆 Lance Graves International Barrel Horse Sale (Lazy E Arena - Guthrie) Start Time: 4:00pm New at the Lazy E is the Lance Graves International Barrel Horse Sale! The consignment deadline is November 15, 2017 and we are only excepting 125 head total, so get your forms in quick! Under new mangament and with a few changes to the bill this year 2018 is looking good! We hope you are as excited about the sale as we are! Forms can be found…
  • 🏆 Lance Grave International Barrel Racing Championship (Lazy E Arena - Guthrie) Last Day Start Time: 8:00am Visit LanceGraves.com for full details!
  • The Little Mermaid (Oklahoma City Ballet - Oklahoma City) 1 day left For one special weekend in February, get your tickets and surrender to the magic of fairy tales as Oklahoma City Ballet…
  • Man of La Mancha (University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond) Last Day Start Time: 7:30pm Performance Dates & Times: 7:30pm. Thursday, February 15 2018 7:30pm. Friday, February 16, 2018 7:30pm. Saturday, February 17, 2018 2:00pm. Sunday, February 18, 2018 Free for UCO students with curent ID
  • 😂 Moby Dick! The Musical (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) Last Day Start Time: 8:00pm Presented by OKC Theatre Company By Robert Longden and Hereward Kaye Directed by Megan Montgomery Facing the closure of their rough and tumble school due to unpaid utility bills, The young juvenile delinquents of St. Godley's School for Girls write and stage a spectacular musical production of Herman Melville's great novel, MOBY DICK. With…
  • 🏆 Monster Jam (Chesapeake Energy Arena - Oklahoma City) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 1:00pm Monster Jam® is the most action-packed live event on four wheels where world-class drivers compete in front of capacity crowds in both monster truck racing and freestyle competitions. Celebrating 25 years of adrenaline-charged family entertainment, Monster Jam combines spontaneous entertainment with the ultimate off-road, motorsport…
  • Mother and Son Soiree (Orr Family Farm Event Barn - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm Enjoy an exciting evening at the Orr Family Farm with your son! Designed for ages 4-14, the Mother and Son Soiree includes an evening of dancing provided by a professional DJ, light snacks, a commemorative photo from the photo booth and fun!
    Attire for the Mother and Son Soiree will be church-appropriate clothing with a western flair! Wear…
  • Myriad Kitchen: An Intro to Healthy Cooking (Myriad Botanical Gardens - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 12:00pm Enjoy a delicious lunch that will taste so good you’ll have trouble believing it’s healthy. The program includes an overview of: eating well and using in-season fresh fruits and vegetables; adding flavor with fresh and dried herbs; and best methods for healthy cooking.
  • 🎨 The New Art Opening Weekend (Oklahoma City Museum of Art - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 10:00am OKCMOA is happy to open the upcoming exhibition, "The New Art: A Milestone Collection Fifty Years Later," which will be on view starting February 17. Come see us opening weekend! Details: In 1968, the Oklahoma Art Center, OKCMOA’s predecessor, purchased the 154-piece permanent collection of the Washington Gallery of Modern Art (WGMA), the…
  • Noah Gundersen (Oklahoma City)
  • 🏃 OKC Riversport Canoe/Kayak Indoor Championships (Cox Convention Center - Oklahoma City) Members of the OKC RIVERSPORT Junior, Master and Corporate Rowing League will race in the OKC RIVERSPORT Erg Challenge on indoor rowing machines.
    Members of the OKC RIVERSPORT Canoe/Kayak Youth League, Juniors, Masters and High Performance Team will also race in the OKC RIVERSPORT Indoor Canoe/Kayak Championships.
  • OU Sooners vs Texas Longhorns (The Lloyd Noble Center - Norman) Experience the action and excitement in Norman as the Oklahoma Sooners take on the Texas Longhorns. Since the team's…
  • Prairie Moderns: The Artwork of Don Holladay (University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma - Chickasha) Thru Fri, Mar 16th Come to the Nesbitt Gallery at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma for an exhibition of works by Oklahoma…
  • RUNderground (Cox Convention Center - Oklahoma City) OKC Riversports' RUNderground 5K is one of Oklahoma City's most unique competitive running experiences. This 3.1…
  • 🏃 Run for Recovery 5K/10K (Stars & Stripes Park - Oklahoma City) Let's get running at the 2nd annual Run for Recovery! Proceeds from the run benefit Teen Recovery Solutions, an Oklahoma City-based nonprofit benefiting teens in substance abuse and addiction recovery and their families. More than 300 runners attended this sanctioned event in 2017! Each runner will receive a commemorative beanie, and runners who…
  • Ruthie Foster (VZD's - Oklahoma City) Ruthie Foster
    In the tightknit musical community of Austin, Texas, it's tough to get away with posturing. You either bring it, or you don't.
    If you do, word gets around. Praises are sung. And one day, you find yourself duetting with Bonnie Raitt, or standing onstage with the Allman Brothers at New York's Beacon Theater and trading verses with…
  • RV Super Show (Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Jim Norick Arena - Oklahoma City) 1 day left The 49th Annual RV Super Show, held at Oklahoma City's State Fair Park, features hundreds of RVs on display under…
  • 😂 Shaun Jones (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) Last Day
  • 🏆 Sooners Basketball: Discount Tickets (The Lloyd Noble Center - Norman) Start Time: 12:00pm
  • 🎭 Sooner Theatre Murder Mystery (The Sooner Theatre - Norman) Last Day Start Time: 6:30pm On a dark and stormy night, a group of friends, enemies, lovers and haters arrive at an isolated manor to try their hands at solving a staged mystery before returning to their normal, boring lives the next day. But for one of them, there is no going back after they develop a very real case of being DEAD!!! The game they all came to play becomes…
  • Sprouting Chefs: Fun and Fresh Lunches (Myriad Botanical Gardens - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 11:00am Start the Lunar New Year off right with a healthy cooking class for kids. We’ll learn the basics of making healthy, easy dishes that your little ones will love. Families will work together to create a few nutritious lunch options and leave with the skills and inspiration to continue the fun at home.
  • 🏃 Tri-OKC Memorial Trail Race (SCIP Recreational Trail - Oklahoma City)
  • The Vaudevillian (Oklahoma City University - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Come to the Kirkpatrick Auditorium at Oklahoma City University to experience the world premiere of The Vaudevillian, a…
  • Wanda Jackson (Tower Theatre Studio - Oklahoma City) Join the Queen of Rockabilly for a very special evening when she takes over OKC's historic Tower Theatre. Since the…

Sunday, Feb 18th

  • Davy Knowles et al. (VZD's - Oklahoma City)
  • Lalah Hathaway (Tower Theatre Studio - Oklahoma City) Get ready for a soulful evening, when five-time Grammy winner Lalah Hathaway brings her Honestly tour to OKC's…
  • The Little Mermaid (Oklahoma City Ballet - Oklahoma City) Last Day For one special weekend in February, get your tickets and surrender to the magic of fairy tales as Oklahoma City Ballet…
  • 🏆 Monster Jam (Chesapeake Energy Arena - Oklahoma City) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 1:00pm Monster Jam® is the most action-packed live event on four wheels where world-class drivers compete in front of capacity crowds in both monster truck racing and freestyle competitions. Celebrating 25 years of adrenaline-charged family entertainment, Monster Jam combines spontaneous entertainment with the ultimate off-road, motorsport…
  • Monster Jam Pit Pass: Preshow Pit Party From 10:30am-12:00pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 1:00pm PIT PASS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN EVENT TICKET! The Pit Party is a preshow event taking place from 10:30am to 12:00pm. Ages 2 & up require a ticket.
    The Monster Jam® Pit Party provides unprecedented access to the Monster Jam trucks and drivers, you can meet the drivers, get their autographs take photos and see the trucks up close. It is a…
  • Prairie Moderns: The Artwork of Don Holladay (University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma - Chickasha) Thru Fri, Mar 16th Come to the Nesbitt Gallery at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma for an exhibition of works by Oklahoma…
  • RV Super Show (Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Jim Norick Arena - Oklahoma City) Last Day The 49th Annual RV Super Show, held at Oklahoma City's State Fair Park, features hundreds of RVs on display under…
  • The Vaudevillian (Oklahoma City University - Oklahoma City) Last Day Come to the Kirkpatrick Auditorium at Oklahoma City University to experience the world premiere of The Vaudevillian, a…

Monday, Feb 19th

  • Prairie Moderns: The Artwork of Don Holladay (University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma - Chickasha) Thru Fri, Mar 16th Come to the Nesbitt Gallery at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma for an exhibition of works by Oklahoma…

Tuesday, Feb 20th

  • The Dangerous Summer in Concert (89th Street Collective - Oklahoma City) Head to 89th Street in Oklahoma City to see The Dangerous Summer live. Four years after their breakup, The Dangerous…
  • Dublin Irish Dance (Armstrong Auditorium - Edmond) Tap your toes to the sights and sounds of Dublin Irish Dance at the Armstrong Auditorium in Edmond. This eight member…
  • 🏃 Love Your Pet Day 5K & 10K (Your Pro Choice Hardwood Flrs - Oklahoma City) February 20th is Love Your Pet Day! We want to celebrate all of the animals we love so much with a Love Your Pet Day 5K & 10K!
    We will be donating 15% of each registration to Petsmart Charities, who are committed to end pet homelessness.
  • P.O.D. in Concert (The Ruins Live - Oklahoma City) Get ready for some serious rowdiness when Nu Metal pioneers P.O.D. take over The Ruins Live for the venue's…
  • Prairie Moderns: The Artwork of Don Holladay (University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma - Chickasha) Thru Fri, Mar 16th Come to the Nesbitt Gallery at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma for an exhibition of works by Oklahoma…

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2018.02.14 22:19 MsBluffy What's Going on in Columbia? February 14th-18th

CONTENT COURTESY OF COLUMBIA CVB
 
ON STAGE
 
SPECIAL EVENTS
 
GALLERY
 
 
SPORTS
 
 
LIVE MUSIC
 
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Thursday
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Saturday
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MOVIE GUIDE
12 STRONG - “12 Strong” is set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when a U.S. Special Forces team, led by their new Captain, Mitch Nelson (Hemsworth), is chosen to be the first U.S. troops sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission.
THE 15:17 TO PARIS - On Aug. 21, 2015, the world watches in stunned silence as the media reports a thwarted terrorist attack on a train that's bound for Paris -- an attempt prevented by three young Americans traveling together through Europe. The heroic and courageous actions of Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone help to save the lives of more than 500 passengers on board.
BLACK PANTHER - Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) springs into action when an old enemy threatens the fate of his nation and the world.
THE BREADWINNER - Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom-and danger. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family.
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME - In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen-year-old Elio begins a relationship with the visiting Oliver, his father's 24-year-old research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape.
DEN OF THIEVES - DEN OF THIEVES follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank of downtown Los Angeles.
FIFTY SHADES FREED - The next installment in the franchise.
FOREVER MY GIRL - Forever My Girl tells the story of country music super-star Liam Page (Alex Roe) who left his bride, Josie (Jessica Rothe), at the altar choosing fame and fortune instead. However, Liam never got over Josie, his one true love, nor did he ever forget his Southern roots in the small community where he was born and raised. When he unexpectedly returns to his hometown for the funeral of his high school best friend, Liam is suddenly faced with the consequences of all that he left behind.
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN - Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
HOSTILES - In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory.
INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY - In the fourth installment in the Insidious series, parapsychologist Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) must delve even deeper into the infernal world known as "the Further" when supernatural forces target her own family.
MOM AND DAD - A strange disorder suddenly causes parents to violently turn against their own children, forcing a suburban teen (Anne Winters) and her younger brother (Zackary Arthur) to evade the clutches of their now-deranged mom (Selma Blair) and dad (Nicolas Cage). However, their situation gets even more complicated when their grandparents (Lance Henriksen and Marilyn Dodds Frank) show up for a visit.
PETER RABBIT - Peter Rabbit's feud with Mr. McGregor reaches new heights as both compete for the affections of a kind animal lover who lives next door.
PHANTOM THREAD - Set in the glamour of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock's life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running.
THE POST - In the summer of 1971, the Washington Post faces a historic dilemma: whether or not to publish the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret document that reveals the U.S. government knew for decades the Vietnam War was unwinnable. Executive editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) and publisher Kay Graham (Meryl Streep) debate the best course of action in this docudrama.
THE SHAPE OF WATER - In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life changes forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.
WINCHESTER - Inspired by true events. On an isolated stretch of land 50 miles outside of San Francisco sits the most haunted house in the world. Built by Sarah Winchester, heiress to the Winchester fortune, it is a house that knows no end.
 
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RAGTAG CINEMA – 10 Hitt Street 573-443-4359
REGAL STADIUM 14 THEATER – 2800 Goodwin Pointe Drive 844-462-7342
GOODRICH FORUM 8 – 1209 Forum Katy Parkway 573-445-7469
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2018.01.06 20:00 fantastic_comment Facebook 2017 Year in Review - highlighting the top ways people are being exploited on Facebook

Today we are announcing Facebook 2017 Year in Review highlighting the top ways people are being exploited on Facebook subsidiaries. Unsurprisingly, most of them are pretty depressing, confirming what we all already knew: the year 2017 was pretty terrible on Facebook services.
Facebook continues his journey on spreading disinformation and censorship, threatening journalism and democracy, collecting private data of billions of people, running massive psychology experiments and attacking the open web.
Date Article
2017-12-30 Facebook Says It Is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments
2017-12-28 Facebook’s Uneven Enforcement of Hate Speech Rules Allows Vile Posts to Stay Up
2017-12-28 Facebook ask new users to submit Aadhaar (India National ID) verified Name
2017-12-20 Facebook allowed employers including Amazon and Verizon to exclude older Americans from seeing their job ads
2017-12-19 Facebook’s facial recognition now finds photos you’re untagged in
2017-12-18 French data protection authority ordered WhatsApp to stop share user's data with parent company Facebook
2017-12-18 Facebook transparency report for first half of 2017: account data requests rose 21% globally
2017-12-17 Germany’s competition authority has accused Facebook of abusing its dominant market position to improperly amass third-party data on its users
2017-12-11 Former Facebook exec Chamath Palihapitiya says social media is ripping apart society
2017-12-05 Facebook Allowed Political Ads That Were Actually Scams and Malware
2017-12-04 Facebook Launches New Messenger App for Young Kids — UK health secretary to Facebook "stay away from my kids"
2017-12-01 Facebook Will Introduce Ads as Videos Start
2017-11-29 Facebook paid just €30m tax in Ireland despite earning €12bn
2017-11-28 Facebook’s New Captcha Test: 'Upload A Clear Photo of Your Face'
2017-11-28 Facebook Messenger Broadcast for businesses - mass-messaging interface that lets businesses send marketing messages to users
2017-11-27 Certain Facebook users in Romania see content related to street protests reviewed (censored) under community standards
2017-11-27 Facebook rolls out AI to detect suicidal posts before they’re reported
2017-11-21 Facebook (Still) Letting Housing Advertisers Exclude Users by Race
2017-11-19 Ex-Facebook privacy manager, Sandy Parakilas, dishes the dirt on your data. We Can’t Trust Facebook to Regulate Itself
2017-11-17 Facebook removes ‘delete post’ option from the desktop web version
2017-11-15 Facebook just hired a prominent lobbyist tied to the Russia investigations
2017-11-15 Voices Critical of Turkey mysteriously losing thousands of followers on Facebook
2017-11-14 Mark Zuckerberg is surprised at the extent of the opioid problem, but Facebook is full of illegal opioid marketing
2017-11-14 Facebook says Russia did try to meddle in Brexit vote
2017-11-13 One Facebook ‘like’ is all it takes to target adverts, academics find
2017-11-13 Facebook's factcheckers say effort is failing
2017-11-12 Artist’s 'sexual' robin redbreast Christmas cards banned by Facebook
2017-11-09 Ex-Facebook president Sean Parker: we exploited “vulnerability in human psychology”
2017-11-07 To Fight Revenge Porn, Facebook Is Asking to See Your Nudes
2017-11-03 Facebook allowed child abuse posts to stay online for more than a year, despite being reported several times, Indian court hears
2017-11-03 EFF: Facebook to Microsoft has just endorsed a “compromise” version of the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA), a bill that would be disastrous for free speech and online communities
2017-11-02 Youtube and Facebook are removing evidence of atrocities, jeopardazing cases against war criminals
2017-11-01 Facebook blocked dissident Guo Wengui after the Chinese government complained
2017-10-01 Facebook quietly updated two key numbers about its user base: 10% of Facebook’s monthly users are now estimated to be duplicate accounts
2017-10-01 120K Instagrams by Russian election attackers hit 20M Americans
2017-10-30 Russia-backed Facebook posts 'reached 126m Americans' during US election
2017-10-29 Lawsuit accuses Facebook of scheming to weasel out of paying overtime
2017-10-26 WhatsApp and Facebook to face EU data taskforce, after they were accused of "non-compliance" with EU laws
2017-10-25 Google, Facebook & Comcast Jointly Lied to California Lawmakers To Scuttle Broadband Privacy Bill
2017-10-24 Facebook dealt setback by EU court adviser in privacy dispute
2017-10-23 Facebook moving non-promoted posts out of news feed in trial in six countries
2017-10-22 Man arrested after ‘good morning’ post mistranslated by Facebook as ‘attack them’
2017-10-21 Amazon, Facebook and Google beef up lobbying spending. Facebook spent $2.85 million lobbying the federal government in the third quarter, up 41 percent from the same period last year
2017-10-19 Google and Facebook under pressure after helping anti-refugee campaign
2017-10-19 Facebook is struggling to meet the burden of securing itself, security chief says
2017-10-18 Facebook admits Russia agents used Messenger to disrupt U.S. presidential election
2017-10-17 Limor “ladyada” Fried was kicked off Facebook and no one will tell her why
2017-10-13 People at Facebook Don’t Know How Facebook Works
2017-10-13 Facebook ad ban over nude artwork shocks women's not-for-profit
2017-10-12 Facebook Is Watching You, Belgian Privacy Agency Warns in Court
2017-10-12 Facebook takes down data and thousands of posts, obscuring reach of Russian disinformation
2017-10-10 Mark Zuckerberg 'tours' flooded Puerto Rico in bizarre virtual reality promo
2017-10-06 About 150 of the political ads Facebook sold to Russia showed up on Instagram
2017-10-05 Facebook Cut Russia Out of April Report on Election Influence
2017-10-04 Survey: Facebook is the big tech company that people trust least
2017-10-04 Facebook UK pays just £5.1m in corporation tax despite jump in profit
2017-10-04 Facebook Fought Rules That Could Have Exposed Fake Russian Ads
2017-10-03 Irish court agrees that Facebook’s EU/US data sharing might be illegal
2017-10-02 Following Las Vegas shooting, Facebook’s Safety Check page filled with scammers and hoaxes
2017-10-01 Facebook Blocks Chinese Billionaire Who Tells Tales of Corruption
2017-09-29 Facebook tests facial recognition for account recovery
2017-09-28 Facebook is trying to match blood donors
2017-09-21 Instagram uses 'I will rape you' post as Facebook ad in latest algorithm mishap
2017-09-21 Facebook will target ads to people based on store visits, offline purchases, calls to businesses
2017-09-18 Facebook Silences Rohingya Reports of Ethnic Cleansing
2017-09-14 Former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya says Google, Facebook are "surveillance states" and risk more regulation
2017-09-14 Facebook Enabled Advertisers to Reach "Jew Haters"
2017-09-12 Instagram apologizes for removing photo of boy with facial deformity
2017-09-11 Facebook fined €1.2M for privacy violations in Spain
2017-09-08 WhatsApp’s first ads appear on Facebook and start conversations with businesses
2017-09-07 Facebook Is Testing a Feature That Looks an Awful Lot Like Tinder
2017-09-07 Facebook claims it can reach more young people than exist in UK, US and other countries
2017-09-06 Facebook says it sold political ads to Russian company during 2016 election
2017-08-30 Hackers exploited an Instagram bug to get celebrity phone numbers and email addresses
2017-08-29 African governments' user data requests from Facebook, Google and Twitter hits historic level
2017-08-25 Facebook faces another moderation scandal over migrant torture videos
2017-08-24 Facebook video chat device that can ‘recognise users’ faces’ raises fears that social network will spy on people
2017-08-17 Zuck wants Facebook on your face: Patent shows augmented reality glasses design
2017-08-11 In China, Facebook Tests the Waters With a Stealth App - Colorful Balloons
2017-08-09 Facebook’s Onavo Gives Social-Media Firm Inside Peek at Rivals’ Users
2017-08-08 Instagram photos reveal predictive markers of depression (EPJ Data Science)
2017-08-04 Facebook is starting to put more posts from local politicians into people’s News Feed
2017-08-02 Another black activist, Ijeoma Oluo, is suspended by Facebook for posting about racism
2017-07-31 Facebook fights to stop laws on facial recognition
2017-07-27 Study by Global Voices shows how Facebook's internet.org/free basics service has failed its users
2017-07-24 EU increases pressure on Facebook, Google and Twitter over user terms
2017-07-24 Facebook worker living in garage to Zuckerberg: challenges are right outside your door
2017-07-21 Facebook blow massive amounts lobbying Trump administration. In first half of 2017, Facebook spent $5.48 million
2017-07-14 Facebook will start showing ads inside Marketplace, its Craigslist-style section for browsing used goods
2017-07-11 Facebook to Show Ads on Messenger to Bolster Revenue Growth
2017-07-07 I kinda hacked a few Facebook accounts using a vulnerability they won't fix
2017-07-07 WhatsApp score low on new “Who Has Your Back?” list by Electronic Frountier Foundation (EFF)
2017-07-06 Facebook community standards under scrutiny as out and proud 'dykes' banned
2017-07-03 Facebook investigated by Germany’s Federal Cartel Office over claims it ‘extorts’ personal data from users
2017-07-03 Facebook beats privacy lawsuit in U.S. over user tracking
2017-06-28 Facebook’s secret rules mean that it’s OK to be anti-Islam, but not anti-gay
2017-06-27 Facebook Will Soon Let Brands Target Ads at Entire Families or Specific People Within Households
2017-06-26 "Facebook can play a role that churches and Little League once filled" - Mark Zuckerberg
2017-06-23 Supreme Court says woman can sue Facebook over Sponsored Stories image
2017-06-19 Facebook and Twitter being used to manipulate public opinion (report by Oxford Internet Institute’s Computational Propaganda Research Project)
2017-06-16 Facebook exposed identities of moderators to suspected terrorists
2017-06-08 Publishers using Facebook's Instant Articles can now show more ads
2017-06-07 Election 2017: Scottish voters targeted by 'dark ads' on Facebook
2017-06-07 Facebook inserts itself into politics with new tools that help elected officials reach constituents
2017-06-06 Facebook blocks Chechnya activist page in latest case of wrongful censorship
2017-06-05 Facebook now lets you find and contact your government reps right from your posts
2017-06-01 Facebook’s Emotion Tech: Patents Show New Ways For Detecting And Responding To Users’ Feelings
2017-05-29 Revealed: How Facebook chief, Sheryl Sandberg, lobbied Taoiseach Enda Kenny over data protection role and taxation
2017-05-26 Yale/UC study finds extensive Facebook usage decreases health & happiness
2017-05-25 Facebook is trying to salvage Instant Articles by adding support for Google AMP
2017-05-24 Google and Facebook lobbyists try to stop new online privacy protections
2017-05-21 A major leak of Facebook’s internal guidelines shows how the social network deals with hate speech, graphic violence and sexual imagery
2017-05-19 Facebook blocks Pulitzer-winning reporter over Malta government exposé
2017-05-19 Instagram ranked worst for young people’s mental health by Royal Society for Public Health
2017-05-18 Facebook is fined €110 million ($122 million) for misleading EU over WhatsApp takeover
2017-05-16 Facebook fined 150,000 euros by French data protection authority
2017-05-11 Abortion pill group's Facebook page deleted over promoting 'drug use'
2017-05-08 Facebook is blocking Thai users from seeing video of their king in a crop top
2017-05-07 Collecting huge amounts of data with WhatsApp
2017-05-04 Facebook nears ad-only business model as game revenue falls
2017-05-01 Leaked document reveals Facebook conducted research to target emotionally vulnerable and insecure youth
2017-04-27 Facebook admits: governments exploited us to spread propaganda
2017-04-27 Facebook says government requests for your information are on the rise
2017-04-26 Vietnam complained of "toxic" anti-government Facebook content, now says Facebook has committed to help censor
2017-04-25 Museum of Fine Arts among museums hit by Instagram censorship
2017-04-25 Facebook under pressure after man livestreams killing of his daughter
2017-04-19 Facebook is building brain-computer interfaces for typing, and hearing via skin
2017-04-18 Facebook wants you to stare even more at the real world through your phone camera
2017-04-17 Facebook’s algorithm isn’t surfacing one-third of our posts. And it’s getting worse
2017-04-17 A Murder Posted on Facebook Prompts Outrage and Questions Over Responsibility
2017-04-12 Whatsapp user's data could be shared with Facebook from this summer
2017-04-10 Facebook failed to remove reported extremist posts
2017-04-10 A New, More Rigorous Study Confirms: The More You Use Facebook, the Worse You Feel
2017-04-10 Press Gazette launches Duopoly campaign to stop Google and Facebook destroying journalism
2017-04-06 Facebook Messenger’s AI M suggests features to use based on your conversations
2017-03-30 Facebook Failed to Protect 30 Million Users From Having Their Data Harvested by Trump Campaign Affiliate
2017-03-27 Facebook officially launches “Town Hall” for contacting government reps, adds local election reminders
2017-03-17 The European Commission and Member States consumer authorities ask social media companies to comply with EU consumer rules
2017-03-17 Facebook Sued In Israel For Blocking All Links To Site Critical Of Facebook & Suggesting Site Was 'Unsafe'
2017-03-16 Facebook to help Pakistan combat online blasphemy
2017-03-07 Facebook failed to remove sexualised images of children
2017-03-06 Facebook suspends location-sharing feature after Italian copyright suit
2017-03-01 Facebook says it can sway elections after all for a price
2017-02-27 Facebook's virtual reality ambitions could be threatened by court order
2017-02-23 Facebook tests ad breaks in all types of videos
2017-02-22 Facebook confusion over fake cancer babies U-turns
2017-02-17 The Mark Zuckerberg Manifesto: Great for Facebook, Bad for Journalism
2017-02-14 Facebook’s autoplay videos will now play with the sound on
2017-02-07 D.C. police demand Facebook hand over data on Trump protesters
2017-02-07 Ireland challenges Facebook in threat to cross-border data pact
2017-02-02 Facebook's image recognition can now tell what you're wearing
2017-02-02 Facebook loses $500m Oculus virtual reality case
2017-02-01 Facebook’s creepy new feature encourages you to be friends with strangers based on your plans
2017-01-30 WhatsApp Sued by German Consumer Group Over Data Policy
2017-01-30 Facebook ‘Happy Birthday’ lawsuit rolls on
2017-01-25 Facebook starts testing more ads in Messenger home screen
2017-01-19 Facebook blocks RT from posting until after Trump inauguration
2017-01-13 WhatsApp vulnerability allows snooping on encrypted messages
2017-01-12 Facebook and Messenger Server Update Drains Users Batteries More Than Usual
2017-01-11 Facebook is censoring posts in Thailand that the government has deemed unsuitable
2017-01-11 More Ads to Appear on Instagram, Now on ‘Stories’ Feature
2017-01-09 Facebook is going to start showing ads in the middle of its videos
2017-01-07 How dangerous fake health news conquered Facebook
2017-01-06 Facebook lets rightwing site repost torture video after it was removed
2017-01-02 Facebook blocks photo of Neptune statue for being 'explicitly sexual'
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2018.01.06 15:02 fantastic_comment Facebook 2017 Year in Review - highlighting the top ways people are being exploited on Facebook

Today we are announcing Facebook 2017 Year in Review highlighting the top ways people are being exploited on Facebook subsidiaries. Unsurprisingly, most of them are pretty depressing, confirming what we all already knew: the year 2017 was pretty terrible on Facebook services.
Facebook continues his journey on spreading disinformation and censorship, threatening journalism and democracy, collecting private data of billions of people, running massive psychology experiments and attacking the open web.
Date Article
2017-12-30 Facebook Says It Is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments
2017-12-28 Facebook’s Uneven Enforcement of Hate Speech Rules Allows Vile Posts to Stay Up
2017-12-28 Facebook ask new users to submit Aadhaar (India National ID) verified Name
2017-12-20 Facebook allowed employers including Amazon and Verizon to exclude older Americans from seeing their job ads
2017-12-19 Facebook’s facial recognition now finds photos you’re untagged in
2017-12-18 French data protection authority ordered WhatsApp to stop share user's data with parent company Facebook
2017-12-18 Facebook transparency report for first half of 2017: account data requests rose 21% globally
2017-12-17 Germany’s competition authority has accused Facebook of abusing its dominant market position to improperly amass third-party data on its users
2017-12-11 Former Facebook exec Chamath Palihapitiya says social media is ripping apart society
2017-12-05 Facebook Allowed Political Ads That Were Actually Scams and Malware
2017-12-04 Facebook Launches New Messenger App for Young Kids — UK health secretary to Facebook "stay away from my kids"
2017-12-01 Facebook Will Introduce Ads as Videos Start
2017-11-29 Facebook paid just €30m tax in Ireland despite earning €12bn
2017-11-28 Facebook’s New Captcha Test: 'Upload A Clear Photo of Your Face'
2017-11-28 Facebook Messenger Broadcast for businesses - mass-messaging interface that lets businesses send marketing messages to users
2017-11-27 Certain Facebook users in Romania see content related to street protests reviewed (censored) under community standards
2017-11-27 Facebook rolls out AI to detect suicidal posts before they’re reported
2017-11-21 Facebook (Still) Letting Housing Advertisers Exclude Users by Race
2017-11-19 Ex-Facebook privacy manager, Sandy Parakilas, dishes the dirt on your data. We Can’t Trust Facebook to Regulate Itself
2017-11-17 Facebook removes ‘delete post’ option from the desktop web version
2017-11-15 Facebook just hired a prominent lobbyist tied to the Russia investigations
2017-11-15 Voices Critical of Turkey mysteriously losing thousands of followers on Facebook
2017-11-14 Mark Zuckerberg is surprised at the extent of the opioid problem, but Facebook is full of illegal opioid marketing
2017-11-14 Facebook says Russia did try to meddle in Brexit vote
2017-11-13 One Facebook ‘like’ is all it takes to target adverts, academics find
2017-11-13 Facebook's factcheckers say effort is failing
2017-11-12 Artist’s 'sexual' robin redbreast Christmas cards banned by Facebook
2017-11-09 Ex-Facebook president Sean Parker: we exploited “vulnerability in human psychology”
2017-11-07 To Fight Revenge Porn, Facebook Is Asking to See Your Nudes
2017-11-03 Facebook allowed child abuse posts to stay online for more than a year, despite being reported several times, Indian court hears
2017-11-03 EFF: Facebook to Microsoft has just endorsed a “compromise” version of the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA), a bill that would be disastrous for free speech and online communities
2017-11-02 Youtube and Facebook are removing evidence of atrocities, jeopardazing cases against war criminals
2017-11-01 Facebook blocked dissident Guo Wengui after the Chinese government complained
2017-10-01 Facebook quietly updated two key numbers about its user base: 10% of Facebook’s monthly users are now estimated to be duplicate accounts
2017-10-01 120K Instagrams by Russian election attackers hit 20M Americans
2017-10-30 Russia-backed Facebook posts 'reached 126m Americans' during US election
2017-10-29 Lawsuit accuses Facebook of scheming to weasel out of paying overtime
2017-10-26 WhatsApp and Facebook to face EU data taskforce, after they were accused of "non-compliance" with EU laws
2017-10-25 Google, Facebook & Comcast Jointly Lied to California Lawmakers To Scuttle Broadband Privacy Bill
2017-10-24 Facebook dealt setback by EU court adviser in privacy dispute
2017-10-23 Facebook moving non-promoted posts out of news feed in trial in six countries
2017-10-22 Man arrested after ‘good morning’ post mistranslated by Facebook as ‘attack them’
2017-10-21 Amazon, Facebook and Google beef up lobbying spending. Facebook spent $2.85 million lobbying the federal government in the third quarter, up 41 percent from the same period last year
2017-10-19 Google and Facebook under pressure after helping anti-refugee campaign
2017-10-19 Facebook is struggling to meet the burden of securing itself, security chief says
2017-10-18 Facebook admits Russia agents used Messenger to disrupt U.S. presidential election
2017-10-17 Limor “ladyada” Fried was kicked off Facebook and no one will tell her why
2017-10-13 People at Facebook Don’t Know How Facebook Works
2017-10-13 Facebook ad ban over nude artwork shocks women's not-for-profit
2017-10-12 Facebook Is Watching You, Belgian Privacy Agency Warns in Court
2017-10-12 Facebook takes down data and thousands of posts, obscuring reach of Russian disinformation
2017-10-10 Mark Zuckerberg 'tours' flooded Puerto Rico in bizarre virtual reality promo
2017-10-06 About 150 of the political ads Facebook sold to Russia showed up on Instagram
2017-10-05 Facebook Cut Russia Out of April Report on Election Influence
2017-10-04 Survey: Facebook is the big tech company that people trust least
2017-10-04 Facebook UK pays just £5.1m in corporation tax despite jump in profit
2017-10-04 Facebook Fought Rules That Could Have Exposed Fake Russian Ads
2017-10-03 Irish court agrees that Facebook’s EU/US data sharing might be illegal
2017-10-02 Following Las Vegas shooting, Facebook’s Safety Check page filled with scammers and hoaxes
2017-10-01 Facebook Blocks Chinese Billionaire Who Tells Tales of Corruption
2017-09-29 Facebook tests facial recognition for account recovery
2017-09-28 Facebook is trying to match blood donors
2017-09-21 Instagram uses 'I will rape you' post as Facebook ad in latest algorithm mishap
2017-09-21 Facebook will target ads to people based on store visits, offline purchases, calls to businesses
2017-09-18 Facebook Silences Rohingya Reports of Ethnic Cleansing
2017-09-14 Former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya says Google, Facebook are "surveillance states" and risk more regulation
2017-09-14 Facebook Enabled Advertisers to Reach "Jew Haters"
2017-09-12 Instagram apologizes for removing photo of boy with facial deformity
2017-09-11 Facebook fined €1.2M for privacy violations in Spain
2017-09-08 WhatsApp’s first ads appear on Facebook and start conversations with businesses
2017-09-07 Facebook Is Testing a Feature That Looks an Awful Lot Like Tinder
2017-09-07 Facebook claims it can reach more young people than exist in UK, US and other countries
2017-09-06 Facebook says it sold political ads to Russian company during 2016 election
2017-08-30 Hackers exploited an Instagram bug to get celebrity phone numbers and email addresses
2017-08-29 African governments' user data requests from Facebook, Google and Twitter hits historic level
2017-08-25 Facebook faces another moderation scandal over migrant torture videos
2017-08-24 Facebook video chat device that can ‘recognise users’ faces’ raises fears that social network will spy on people
2017-08-17 Zuck wants Facebook on your face: Patent shows augmented reality glasses design
2017-08-11 In China, Facebook Tests the Waters With a Stealth App - Colorful Balloons
2017-08-09 Facebook’s Onavo Gives Social-Media Firm Inside Peek at Rivals’ Users
2017-08-08 Instagram photos reveal predictive markers of depression (EPJ Data Science)
2017-08-04 Facebook is starting to put more posts from local politicians into people’s News Feed
2017-08-02 Another black activist, Ijeoma Oluo, is suspended by Facebook for posting about racism
2017-07-31 Facebook fights to stop laws on facial recognition
2017-07-27 Study by Global Voices shows how Facebook's internet.org/free basics service has failed its users
2017-07-24 EU increases pressure on Facebook, Google and Twitter over user terms
2017-07-24 Facebook worker living in garage to Zuckerberg: challenges are right outside your door
2017-07-21 Facebook blow massive amounts lobbying Trump administration. In first half of 2017, Facebook spent $5.48 million
2017-07-14 Facebook will start showing ads inside Marketplace, its Craigslist-style section for browsing used goods
2017-07-11 Facebook to Show Ads on Messenger to Bolster Revenue Growth
2017-07-07 I kinda hacked a few Facebook accounts using a vulnerability they won't fix
2017-07-07 WhatsApp score low on new “Who Has Your Back?” list by Electronic Frountier Foundation (EFF)
2017-07-06 Facebook community standards under scrutiny as out and proud 'dykes' banned
2017-07-03 Facebook investigated by Germany’s Federal Cartel Office over claims it ‘extorts’ personal data from users
2017-07-03 Facebook beats privacy lawsuit in U.S. over user tracking
2017-06-28 Facebook’s secret rules mean that it’s OK to be anti-Islam, but not anti-gay
2017-06-27 Facebook Will Soon Let Brands Target Ads at Entire Families or Specific People Within Households
2017-06-26 "Facebook can play a role that churches and Little League once filled" - Mark Zuckerberg
2017-06-23 Supreme Court says woman can sue Facebook over Sponsored Stories image
2017-06-19 Facebook and Twitter being used to manipulate public opinion (report by Oxford Internet Institute’s Computational Propaganda Research Project)
2017-06-16 Facebook exposed identities of moderators to suspected terrorists
2017-06-08 Publishers using Facebook's Instant Articles can now show more ads
2017-06-07 Election 2017: Scottish voters targeted by 'dark ads' on Facebook
2017-06-07 Facebook inserts itself into politics with new tools that help elected officials reach constituents
2017-06-06 Facebook blocks Chechnya activist page in latest case of wrongful censorship
2017-06-05 Facebook now lets you find and contact your government reps right from your posts
2017-06-01 Facebook’s Emotion Tech: Patents Show New Ways For Detecting And Responding To Users’ Feelings
2017-05-29 Revealed: How Facebook chief, Sheryl Sandberg, lobbied Taoiseach Enda Kenny over data protection role and taxation
2017-05-26 Yale/UC study finds extensive Facebook usage decreases health & happiness
2017-05-25 Facebook is trying to salvage Instant Articles by adding support for Google AMP
2017-05-24 Google and Facebook lobbyists try to stop new online privacy protections
2017-05-21 A major leak of Facebook’s internal guidelines shows how the social network deals with hate speech, graphic violence and sexual imagery
2017-05-19 Facebook blocks Pulitzer-winning reporter over Malta government exposé
2017-05-19 Instagram ranked worst for young people’s mental health by Royal Society for Public Health
2017-05-18 Facebook is fined €110 million ($122 million) for misleading EU over WhatsApp takeover
2017-05-16 Facebook fined 150,000 euros by French data protection authority
2017-05-11 Abortion pill group's Facebook page deleted over promoting 'drug use'
2017-05-08 Facebook is blocking Thai users from seeing video of their king in a crop top
2017-05-07 Collecting huge amounts of data with WhatsApp
2017-05-04 Facebook nears ad-only business model as game revenue falls
2017-05-01 Leaked document reveals Facebook conducted research to target emotionally vulnerable and insecure youth
2017-04-27 Facebook admits: governments exploited us to spread propaganda
2017-04-27 Facebook says government requests for your information are on the rise
2017-04-26 Vietnam complained of "toxic" anti-government Facebook content, now says Facebook has committed to help censor
2017-04-25 Museum of Fine Arts among museums hit by Instagram censorship
2017-04-25 Facebook under pressure after man livestreams killing of his daughter
2017-04-19 Facebook is building brain-computer interfaces for typing, and hearing via skin
2017-04-18 Facebook wants you to stare even more at the real world through your phone camera
2017-04-17 Facebook’s algorithm isn’t surfacing one-third of our posts. And it’s getting worse
2017-04-17 A Murder Posted on Facebook Prompts Outrage and Questions Over Responsibility
2017-04-12 Whatsapp user's data could be shared with Facebook from this summer
2017-04-10 Facebook failed to remove reported extremist posts
2017-04-10 A New, More Rigorous Study Confirms: The More You Use Facebook, the Worse You Feel
2017-04-10 Press Gazette launches Duopoly campaign to stop Google and Facebook destroying journalism
2017-04-06 Facebook Messenger’s AI M suggests features to use based on your conversations
2017-03-30 Facebook Failed to Protect 30 Million Users From Having Their Data Harvested by Trump Campaign Affiliate
2017-03-27 Facebook officially launches “Town Hall” for contacting government reps, adds local election reminders
2017-03-17 The European Commission and Member States consumer authorities ask social media companies to comply with EU consumer rules
2017-03-17 Facebook Sued In Israel For Blocking All Links To Site Critical Of Facebook & Suggesting Site Was 'Unsafe'
2017-03-16 Facebook to help Pakistan combat online blasphemy
2017-03-07 Facebook failed to remove sexualised images of children
2017-03-06 Facebook suspends location-sharing feature after Italian copyright suit
2017-03-01 Facebook says it can sway elections after all for a price
2017-02-27 Facebook's virtual reality ambitions could be threatened by court order
2017-02-23 Facebook tests ad breaks in all types of videos
2017-02-22 Facebook confusion over fake cancer babies U-turns
2017-02-17 The Mark Zuckerberg Manifesto: Great for Facebook, Bad for Journalism
2017-02-14 Facebook’s autoplay videos will now play with the sound on
2017-02-07 D.C. police demand Facebook hand over data on Trump protesters
2017-02-07 Ireland challenges Facebook in threat to cross-border data pact
2017-02-02 Facebook's image recognition can now tell what you're wearing
2017-02-02 Facebook loses $500m Oculus virtual reality case
2017-02-01 Facebook’s creepy new feature encourages you to be friends with strangers based on your plans
2017-01-30 WhatsApp Sued by German Consumer Group Over Data Policy
2017-01-30 Facebook ‘Happy Birthday’ lawsuit rolls on
2017-01-25 Facebook starts testing more ads in Messenger home screen
2017-01-19 Facebook blocks RT from posting until after Trump inauguration
2017-01-13 WhatsApp vulnerability allows snooping on encrypted messages
2017-01-12 Facebook and Messenger Server Update Drains Users Batteries More Than Usual
2017-01-11 Facebook is censoring posts in Thailand that the government has deemed unsuitable
2017-01-11 More Ads to Appear on Instagram, Now on ‘Stories’ Feature
2017-01-09 Facebook is going to start showing ads in the middle of its videos
2017-01-07 How dangerous fake health news conquered Facebook
2017-01-06 Facebook lets rightwing site repost torture video after it was removed
2017-01-02 Facebook blocks photo of Neptune statue for being 'explicitly sexual'
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2018.01.06 14:59 fantastic_comment Facebook 2017 Year in Review - highlighting the top ways people are being exploited on Facebook

Today we are announcing Facebook 2017 Year in Review highlighting the top ways people are being exploited on Facebook subsidiaries. Unsurprisingly, most of them are pretty depressing, confirming what we all already knew: the year 2017 was pretty terrible on Facebook services.
Facebook continues his journey on spreading disinformation and censorship, threatening journalism and democracy, collecting private data of billions of people, running massive psychology experiments and attacking the open web.
Date Article
2017-12-30 Facebook Says It Is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments
2017-12-28 Facebook’s Uneven Enforcement of Hate Speech Rules Allows Vile Posts to Stay Up
2017-12-28 Facebook ask new users to submit Aadhaar (India National ID) verified Name
2017-12-20 Facebook allowed employers including Amazon and Verizon to exclude older Americans from seeing their job ads
2017-12-19 Facebook’s facial recognition now finds photos you’re untagged in
2017-12-18 French data protection authority ordered WhatsApp to stop share user's data with parent company Facebook
2017-12-18 Facebook transparency report for first half of 2017: account data requests rose 21% globally
2017-12-17 Germany’s competition authority has accused Facebook of abusing its dominant market position to improperly amass third-party data on its users
2017-12-11 Former Facebook exec Chamath Palihapitiya says social media is ripping apart society
2017-12-05 Facebook Allowed Political Ads That Were Actually Scams and Malware
2017-12-04 Facebook Launches New Messenger App for Young Kids — UK health secretary to Facebook "stay away from my kids"
2017-12-01 Facebook Will Introduce Ads as Videos Start
2017-11-29 Facebook paid just €30m tax in Ireland despite earning €12bn
2017-11-28 Facebook’s New Captcha Test: 'Upload A Clear Photo of Your Face'
2017-11-28 Facebook Messenger Broadcast for businesses - mass-messaging interface that lets businesses send marketing messages to users
2017-11-27 Certain Facebook users in Romania see content related to street protests reviewed (censored) under community standards
2017-11-27 Facebook rolls out AI to detect suicidal posts before they’re reported
2017-11-21 Facebook (Still) Letting Housing Advertisers Exclude Users by Race
2017-11-19 Ex-Facebook privacy manager, Sandy Parakilas, dishes the dirt on your data. We Can’t Trust Facebook to Regulate Itself
2017-11-17 Facebook removes ‘delete post’ option from the desktop web version
2017-11-15 Facebook just hired a prominent lobbyist tied to the Russia investigations
2017-11-15 Voices Critical of Turkey mysteriously losing thousands of followers on Facebook
2017-11-14 Mark Zuckerberg is surprised at the extent of the opioid problem, but Facebook is full of illegal opioid marketing
2017-11-14 Facebook says Russia did try to meddle in Brexit vote
2017-11-13 One Facebook ‘like’ is all it takes to target adverts, academics find
2017-11-13 Facebook's factcheckers say effort is failing
2017-11-12 Artist’s 'sexual' robin redbreast Christmas cards banned by Facebook
2017-11-09 Ex-Facebook president Sean Parker: we exploited “vulnerability in human psychology”
2017-11-07 To Fight Revenge Porn, Facebook Is Asking to See Your Nudes
2017-11-03 Facebook allowed child abuse posts to stay online for more than a year, despite being reported several times, Indian court hears
2017-11-03 EFF: Facebook to Microsoft has just endorsed a “compromise” version of the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA), a bill that would be disastrous for free speech and online communities
2017-11-02 Youtube and Facebook are removing evidence of atrocities, jeopardazing cases against war criminals
2017-11-01 Facebook blocked dissident Guo Wengui after the Chinese government complained
2017-10-01 Facebook quietly updated two key numbers about its user base: 10% of Facebook’s monthly users are now estimated to be duplicate accounts
2017-10-01 120K Instagrams by Russian election attackers hit 20M Americans
2017-10-30 Russia-backed Facebook posts 'reached 126m Americans' during US election
2017-10-29 Lawsuit accuses Facebook of scheming to weasel out of paying overtime
2017-10-26 WhatsApp and Facebook to face EU data taskforce, after they were accused of "non-compliance" with EU laws
2017-10-25 Google, Facebook & Comcast Jointly Lied to California Lawmakers To Scuttle Broadband Privacy Bill
2017-10-24 Facebook dealt setback by EU court adviser in privacy dispute
2017-10-23 Facebook moving non-promoted posts out of news feed in trial in six countries
2017-10-22 Man arrested after ‘good morning’ post mistranslated by Facebook as ‘attack them’
2017-10-21 Amazon, Facebook and Google beef up lobbying spending. Facebook spent $2.85 million lobbying the federal government in the third quarter, up 41 percent from the same period last year
2017-10-19 Google and Facebook under pressure after helping anti-refugee campaign
2017-10-19 Facebook is struggling to meet the burden of securing itself, security chief says
2017-10-18 Facebook admits Russia agents used Messenger to disrupt U.S. presidential election
2017-10-17 Limor “ladyada” Fried was kicked off Facebook and no one will tell her why
2017-10-13 People at Facebook Don’t Know How Facebook Works
2017-10-13 Facebook ad ban over nude artwork shocks women's not-for-profit
2017-10-12 Facebook Is Watching You, Belgian Privacy Agency Warns in Court
2017-10-12 Facebook takes down data and thousands of posts, obscuring reach of Russian disinformation
2017-10-10 Mark Zuckerberg 'tours' flooded Puerto Rico in bizarre virtual reality promo
2017-10-06 About 150 of the political ads Facebook sold to Russia showed up on Instagram
2017-10-05 Facebook Cut Russia Out of April Report on Election Influence
2017-10-04 Survey: Facebook is the big tech company that people trust least
2017-10-04 Facebook UK pays just £5.1m in corporation tax despite jump in profit
2017-10-04 Facebook Fought Rules That Could Have Exposed Fake Russian Ads
2017-10-03 Irish court agrees that Facebook’s EU/US data sharing might be illegal
2017-10-02 Following Las Vegas shooting, Facebook’s Safety Check page filled with scammers and hoaxes
2017-10-01 Facebook Blocks Chinese Billionaire Who Tells Tales of Corruption
2017-09-29 Facebook tests facial recognition for account recovery
2017-09-28 Facebook is trying to match blood donors
2017-09-21 Instagram uses 'I will rape you' post as Facebook ad in latest algorithm mishap
2017-09-21 Facebook will target ads to people based on store visits, offline purchases, calls to businesses
2017-09-18 Facebook Silences Rohingya Reports of Ethnic Cleansing
2017-09-14 Former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya says Google, Facebook are "surveillance states" and risk more regulation
2017-09-14 Facebook Enabled Advertisers to Reach "Jew Haters"
2017-09-12 Instagram apologizes for removing photo of boy with facial deformity
2017-09-11 Facebook fined €1.2M for privacy violations in Spain
2017-09-08 WhatsApp’s first ads appear on Facebook and start conversations with businesses
2017-09-07 Facebook Is Testing a Feature That Looks an Awful Lot Like Tinder
2017-09-07 Facebook claims it can reach more young people than exist in UK, US and other countries
2017-09-06 Facebook says it sold political ads to Russian company during 2016 election
2017-08-30 Hackers exploited an Instagram bug to get celebrity phone numbers and email addresses
2017-08-29 African governments' user data requests from Facebook, Google and Twitter hits historic level
2017-08-25 Facebook faces another moderation scandal over migrant torture videos
2017-08-24 Facebook video chat device that can ‘recognise users’ faces’ raises fears that social network will spy on people
2017-08-17 Zuck wants Facebook on your face: Patent shows augmented reality glasses design
2017-08-11 In China, Facebook Tests the Waters With a Stealth App - Colorful Balloons
2017-08-09 Facebook’s Onavo Gives Social-Media Firm Inside Peek at Rivals’ Users
2017-08-08 Instagram photos reveal predictive markers of depression (EPJ Data Science)
2017-08-04 Facebook is starting to put more posts from local politicians into people’s News Feed
2017-08-02 Another black activist, Ijeoma Oluo, is suspended by Facebook for posting about racism
2017-07-31 Facebook fights to stop laws on facial recognition
2017-07-27 Study by Global Voices shows how Facebook's internet.org/free basics service has failed its users
2017-07-24 EU increases pressure on Facebook, Google and Twitter over user terms
2017-07-24 Facebook worker living in garage to Zuckerberg: challenges are right outside your door
2017-07-21 Facebook blow massive amounts lobbying Trump administration. In first half of 2017, Facebook spent $5.48 million
2017-07-14 Facebook will start showing ads inside Marketplace, its Craigslist-style section for browsing used goods
2017-07-11 Facebook to Show Ads on Messenger to Bolster Revenue Growth
2017-07-07 I kinda hacked a few Facebook accounts using a vulnerability they won't fix
2017-07-07 WhatsApp score low on new “Who Has Your Back?” list by Electronic Frountier Foundation (EFF)
2017-07-06 Facebook community standards under scrutiny as out and proud 'dykes' banned
2017-07-03 Facebook investigated by Germany’s Federal Cartel Office over claims it ‘extorts’ personal data from users
2017-07-03 Facebook beats privacy lawsuit in U.S. over user tracking
2017-06-28 Facebook’s secret rules mean that it’s OK to be anti-Islam, but not anti-gay
2017-06-27 Facebook Will Soon Let Brands Target Ads at Entire Families or Specific People Within Households
2017-06-26 "Facebook can play a role that churches and Little League once filled" - Mark Zuckerberg
2017-06-23 Supreme Court says woman can sue Facebook over Sponsored Stories image
2017-06-19 Facebook and Twitter being used to manipulate public opinion (report by Oxford Internet Institute’s Computational Propaganda Research Project)
2017-06-16 Facebook exposed identities of moderators to suspected terrorists
2017-06-08 Publishers using Facebook's Instant Articles can now show more ads
2017-06-07 Election 2017: Scottish voters targeted by 'dark ads' on Facebook
2017-06-07 Facebook inserts itself into politics with new tools that help elected officials reach constituents
2017-06-06 Facebook blocks Chechnya activist page in latest case of wrongful censorship
2017-06-05 Facebook now lets you find and contact your government reps right from your posts
2017-06-01 Facebook’s Emotion Tech: Patents Show New Ways For Detecting And Responding To Users’ Feelings
2017-05-29 Revealed: How Facebook chief, Sheryl Sandberg, lobbied Taoiseach Enda Kenny over data protection role and taxation
2017-05-26 Yale/UC study finds extensive Facebook usage decreases health & happiness
2017-05-25 Facebook is trying to salvage Instant Articles by adding support for Google AMP
2017-05-24 Google and Facebook lobbyists try to stop new online privacy protections
2017-05-21 A major leak of Facebook’s internal guidelines shows how the social network deals with hate speech, graphic violence and sexual imagery
2017-05-19 Facebook blocks Pulitzer-winning reporter over Malta government exposé
2017-05-19 Instagram ranked worst for young people’s mental health by Royal Society for Public Health
2017-05-18 Facebook is fined €110 million ($122 million) for misleading EU over WhatsApp takeover
2017-05-16 Facebook fined 150,000 euros by French data protection authority
2017-05-11 Abortion pill group's Facebook page deleted over promoting 'drug use'
2017-05-08 Facebook is blocking Thai users from seeing video of their king in a crop top
2017-05-07 Collecting huge amounts of data with WhatsApp
2017-05-04 Facebook nears ad-only business model as game revenue falls
2017-05-01 Leaked document reveals Facebook conducted research to target emotionally vulnerable and insecure youth
2017-04-27 Facebook admits: governments exploited us to spread propaganda
2017-04-27 Facebook says government requests for your information are on the rise
2017-04-26 Vietnam complained of "toxic" anti-government Facebook content, now says Facebook has committed to help censor
2017-04-25 Museum of Fine Arts among museums hit by Instagram censorship
2017-04-25 Facebook under pressure after man livestreams killing of his daughter
2017-04-19 Facebook is building brain-computer interfaces for typing, and hearing via skin
2017-04-18 Facebook wants you to stare even more at the real world through your phone camera
2017-04-17 Facebook’s algorithm isn’t surfacing one-third of our posts. And it’s getting worse
2017-04-17 A Murder Posted on Facebook Prompts Outrage and Questions Over Responsibility
2017-04-12 Whatsapp user's data could be shared with Facebook from this summer
2017-04-10 Facebook failed to remove reported extremist posts
2017-04-10 A New, More Rigorous Study Confirms: The More You Use Facebook, the Worse You Feel
2017-04-10 Press Gazette launches Duopoly campaign to stop Google and Facebook destroying journalism
2017-04-06 Facebook Messenger’s AI M suggests features to use based on your conversations
2017-03-30 Facebook Failed to Protect 30 Million Users From Having Their Data Harvested by Trump Campaign Affiliate
2017-03-27 Facebook officially launches “Town Hall” for contacting government reps, adds local election reminders
2017-03-17 The European Commission and Member States consumer authorities ask social media companies to comply with EU consumer rules
2017-03-17 Facebook Sued In Israel For Blocking All Links To Site Critical Of Facebook & Suggesting Site Was 'Unsafe'
2017-03-16 Facebook to help Pakistan combat online blasphemy
2017-03-07 Facebook failed to remove sexualised images of children
2017-03-06 Facebook suspends location-sharing feature after Italian copyright suit
2017-03-01 Facebook says it can sway elections after all for a price
2017-02-27 Facebook's virtual reality ambitions could be threatened by court order
2017-02-23 Facebook tests ad breaks in all types of videos
2017-02-22 Facebook confusion over fake cancer babies U-turns
2017-02-17 The Mark Zuckerberg Manifesto: Great for Facebook, Bad for Journalism
2017-02-14 Facebook’s autoplay videos will now play with the sound on
2017-02-07 D.C. police demand Facebook hand over data on Trump protesters
2017-02-07 Ireland challenges Facebook in threat to cross-border data pact
2017-02-02 Facebook's image recognition can now tell what you're wearing
2017-02-02 Facebook loses $500m Oculus virtual reality case
2017-02-01 Facebook’s creepy new feature encourages you to be friends with strangers based on your plans
2017-01-30 WhatsApp Sued by German Consumer Group Over Data Policy
2017-01-30 Facebook ‘Happy Birthday’ lawsuit rolls on
2017-01-25 Facebook starts testing more ads in Messenger home screen
2017-01-19 Facebook blocks RT from posting until after Trump inauguration
2017-01-13 WhatsApp vulnerability allows snooping on encrypted messages
2017-01-12 Facebook and Messenger Server Update Drains Users Batteries More Than Usual
2017-01-11 Facebook is censoring posts in Thailand that the government has deemed unsuitable
2017-01-11 More Ads to Appear on Instagram, Now on ‘Stories’ Feature
2017-01-09 Facebook is going to start showing ads in the middle of its videos
2017-01-07 How dangerous fake health news conquered Facebook
2017-01-06 Facebook lets rightwing site repost torture video after it was removed
2017-01-02 Facebook blocks photo of Neptune statue for being 'explicitly sexual'
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2018.01.06 14:46 fantastic_comment Facebook 2017 Year in Review - highlighting the top ways people are being exploited on Facebook

Today we are announcing Facebook 2017 Year in Review highlighting the top ways people are being exploited on Facebook subsidiaries. Unsurprisingly, most of them are pretty depressing, confirming what we all already knew: the year 2017 was pretty terrible on Facebook services.
Facebook continues his journey on spreading disinformation and censorship, threatening journalism and democracy, collecting private data of billions of people, running massive psychology experiments and attacking the open web.
Date Article
2017-12-30 Facebook Says It Is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments
2017-12-28 Facebook’s Uneven Enforcement of Hate Speech Rules Allows Vile Posts to Stay Up
2017-12-28 Facebook ask new users to submit Aadhaar (India National ID) verified Name
2017-12-20 Facebook allowed employers including Amazon and Verizon to exclude older Americans from seeing their job ads
2017-12-19 Facebook’s facial recognition now finds photos you’re untagged in
2017-12-18 French data protection authority ordered WhatsApp to stop share user's data with parent company Facebook
2017-12-18 Facebook transparency report for first half of 2017: account data requests rose 21% globally
2017-12-17 Germany’s competition authority has accused Facebook of abusing its dominant market position to improperly amass third-party data on its users
2017-12-11 Former Facebook exec Chamath Palihapitiya says social media is ripping apart society
2017-12-05 Facebook Allowed Political Ads That Were Actually Scams and Malware
2017-12-04 Facebook Launches New Messenger App for Young Kids — UK health secretary to Facebook "stay away from my kids"
2017-12-01 Facebook Will Introduce Ads as Videos Start
2017-11-29 Facebook paid just €30m tax in Ireland despite earning €12bn
2017-11-28 Facebook’s New Captcha Test: 'Upload A Clear Photo of Your Face'
2017-11-28 Facebook Messenger Broadcast for businesses - mass-messaging interface that lets businesses send marketing messages to users
2017-11-27 Certain Facebook users in Romania see content related to street protests reviewed (censored) under community standards
2017-11-27 Facebook rolls out AI to detect suicidal posts before they’re reported
2017-11-21 Facebook (Still) Letting Housing Advertisers Exclude Users by Race
2017-11-19 Ex-Facebook privacy manager, Sandy Parakilas, dishes the dirt on your data. We Can’t Trust Facebook to Regulate Itself
2017-11-17 Facebook removes ‘delete post’ option from the desktop web version
2017-11-15 Facebook just hired a prominent lobbyist tied to the Russia investigations
2017-11-15 Voices Critical of Turkey mysteriously losing thousands of followers on Facebook
2017-11-14 Mark Zuckerberg is surprised at the extent of the opioid problem, but Facebook is full of illegal opioid marketing
2017-11-14 Facebook says Russia did try to meddle in Brexit vote
2017-11-13 One Facebook ‘like’ is all it takes to target adverts, academics find
2017-11-13 Facebook's factcheckers say effort is failing
2017-11-12 Artist’s 'sexual' robin redbreast Christmas cards banned by Facebook
2017-11-09 Ex-Facebook president Sean Parker: we exploited “vulnerability in human psychology”
2017-11-07 To Fight Revenge Porn, Facebook Is Asking to See Your Nudes
2017-11-03 Facebook allowed child abuse posts to stay online for more than a year, despite being reported several times, Indian court hears
2017-11-03 EFF: Facebook to Microsoft has just endorsed a “compromise” version of the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA), a bill that would be disastrous for free speech and online communities
2017-11-02 Youtube and Facebook are removing evidence of atrocities, jeopardazing cases against war criminals
2017-11-01 Facebook blocked dissident Guo Wengui after the Chinese government complained
2017-10-01 Facebook quietly updated two key numbers about its user base: 10% of Facebook’s monthly users are now estimated to be duplicate accounts
2017-10-01 120K Instagrams by Russian election attackers hit 20M Americans
2017-10-30 Russia-backed Facebook posts 'reached 126m Americans' during US election
2017-10-29 Lawsuit accuses Facebook of scheming to weasel out of paying overtime
2017-10-26 WhatsApp and Facebook to face EU data taskforce, after they were accused of "non-compliance" with EU laws
2017-10-25 Google, Facebook & Comcast Jointly Lied to California Lawmakers To Scuttle Broadband Privacy Bill
2017-10-24 Facebook dealt setback by EU court adviser in privacy dispute
2017-10-23 Facebook moving non-promoted posts out of news feed in trial in six countries
2017-10-22 Man arrested after ‘good morning’ post mistranslated by Facebook as ‘attack them’
2017-10-21 Amazon, Facebook and Google beef up lobbying spending. Facebook spent $2.85 million lobbying the federal government in the third quarter, up 41 percent from the same period last year
2017-10-19 Google and Facebook under pressure after helping anti-refugee campaign
2017-10-19 Facebook is struggling to meet the burden of securing itself, security chief says
2017-10-18 Facebook admits Russia agents used Messenger to disrupt U.S. presidential election
2017-10-17 Limor “ladyada” Fried was kicked off Facebook and no one will tell her why
2017-10-13 People at Facebook Don’t Know How Facebook Works
2017-10-13 Facebook ad ban over nude artwork shocks women's not-for-profit
2017-10-12 Facebook Is Watching You, Belgian Privacy Agency Warns in Court
2017-10-12 Facebook takes down data and thousands of posts, obscuring reach of Russian disinformation
2017-10-10 Mark Zuckerberg 'tours' flooded Puerto Rico in bizarre virtual reality promo
2017-10-06 About 150 of the political ads Facebook sold to Russia showed up on Instagram
2017-10-05 Facebook Cut Russia Out of April Report on Election Influence
2017-10-04 Survey: Facebook is the big tech company that people trust least
2017-10-04 Facebook UK pays just £5.1m in corporation tax despite jump in profit
2017-10-04 Facebook Fought Rules That Could Have Exposed Fake Russian Ads
2017-10-03 Irish court agrees that Facebook’s EU/US data sharing might be illegal
2017-10-02 Following Las Vegas shooting, Facebook’s Safety Check page filled with scammers and hoaxes
2017-10-01 Facebook Blocks Chinese Billionaire Who Tells Tales of Corruption
2017-09-29 Facebook tests facial recognition for account recovery
2017-09-28 Facebook is trying to match blood donors
2017-09-21 Instagram uses 'I will rape you' post as Facebook ad in latest algorithm mishap
2017-09-21 Facebook will target ads to people based on store visits, offline purchases, calls to businesses
2017-09-18 Facebook Silences Rohingya Reports of Ethnic Cleansing
2017-09-14 Former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya says Google, Facebook are "surveillance states" and risk more regulation
2017-09-14 Facebook Enabled Advertisers to Reach "Jew Haters"
2017-09-12 Instagram apologizes for removing photo of boy with facial deformity
2017-09-11 Facebook fined €1.2M for privacy violations in Spain
2017-09-08 WhatsApp’s first ads appear on Facebook and start conversations with businesses
2017-09-07 Facebook Is Testing a Feature That Looks an Awful Lot Like Tinder
2017-09-07 Facebook claims it can reach more young people than exist in UK, US and other countries
2017-09-06 Facebook says it sold political ads to Russian company during 2016 election
2017-08-30 Hackers exploited an Instagram bug to get celebrity phone numbers and email addresses
2017-08-29 African governments' user data requests from Facebook, Google and Twitter hits historic level
2017-08-25 Facebook faces another moderation scandal over migrant torture videos
2017-08-24 Facebook video chat device that can ‘recognise users’ faces’ raises fears that social network will spy on people
2017-08-17 Zuck wants Facebook on your face: Patent shows augmented reality glasses design
2017-08-11 In China, Facebook Tests the Waters With a Stealth App - Colorful Balloons
2017-08-09 Facebook’s Onavo Gives Social-Media Firm Inside Peek at Rivals’ Users
2017-08-08 Instagram photos reveal predictive markers of depression (EPJ Data Science)
2017-08-04 Facebook is starting to put more posts from local politicians into people’s News Feed
2017-08-02 Another black activist, Ijeoma Oluo, is suspended by Facebook for posting about racism
2017-07-31 Facebook fights to stop laws on facial recognition
2017-07-27 Study by Global Voices shows how Facebook's internet.org/free basics service has failed its users
2017-07-24 EU increases pressure on Facebook, Google and Twitter over user terms
2017-07-24 Facebook worker living in garage to Zuckerberg: challenges are right outside your door
2017-07-21 Facebook blow massive amounts lobbying Trump administration. In first half of 2017, Facebook spent $5.48 million
2017-07-14 Facebook will start showing ads inside Marketplace, its Craigslist-style section for browsing used goods
2017-07-11 Facebook to Show Ads on Messenger to Bolster Revenue Growth
2017-07-07 I kinda hacked a few Facebook accounts using a vulnerability they won't fix
2017-07-07 WhatsApp score low on new “Who Has Your Back?” list by Electronic Frountier Foundation (EFF)
2017-07-06 Facebook community standards under scrutiny as out and proud 'dykes' banned
2017-07-03 Facebook investigated by Germany’s Federal Cartel Office over claims it ‘extorts’ personal data from users
2017-07-03 Facebook beats privacy lawsuit in U.S. over user tracking
2017-06-28 Facebook’s secret rules mean that it’s OK to be anti-Islam, but not anti-gay
2017-06-27 Facebook Will Soon Let Brands Target Ads at Entire Families or Specific People Within Households
2017-06-26 "Facebook can play a role that churches and Little League once filled" - Mark Zuckerberg
2017-06-23 Supreme Court says woman can sue Facebook over Sponsored Stories image
2017-06-19 Facebook and Twitter being used to manipulate public opinion (report by Oxford Internet Institute’s Computational Propaganda Research Project)
2017-06-16 Facebook exposed identities of moderators to suspected terrorists
2017-06-08 Publishers using Facebook's Instant Articles can now show more ads
2017-06-07 Election 2017: Scottish voters targeted by 'dark ads' on Facebook
2017-06-07 Facebook inserts itself into politics with new tools that help elected officials reach constituents
2017-06-06 Facebook blocks Chechnya activist page in latest case of wrongful censorship
2017-06-05 Facebook now lets you find and contact your government reps right from your posts
2017-06-01 Facebook’s Emotion Tech: Patents Show New Ways For Detecting And Responding To Users’ Feelings
2017-05-29 Revealed: How Facebook chief, Sheryl Sandberg, lobbied Taoiseach Enda Kenny over data protection role and taxation
2017-05-26 Yale/UC study finds extensive Facebook usage decreases health & happiness
2017-05-25 Facebook is trying to salvage Instant Articles by adding support for Google AMP
2017-05-24 Google and Facebook lobbyists try to stop new online privacy protections
2017-05-21 A major leak of Facebook’s internal guidelines shows how the social network deals with hate speech, graphic violence and sexual imagery
2017-05-19 Facebook blocks Pulitzer-winning reporter over Malta government exposé
2017-05-19 Instagram ranked worst for young people’s mental health by Royal Society for Public Health
2017-05-18 Facebook is fined €110 million ($122 million) for misleading EU over WhatsApp takeover
2017-05-16 Facebook fined 150,000 euros by French data protection authority
2017-05-11 Abortion pill group's Facebook page deleted over promoting 'drug use'
2017-05-08 Facebook is blocking Thai users from seeing video of their king in a crop top
2017-05-07 Collecting huge amounts of data with WhatsApp
2017-05-04 Facebook nears ad-only business model as game revenue falls
2017-05-01 Leaked document reveals Facebook conducted research to target emotionally vulnerable and insecure youth
2017-04-27 Facebook admits: governments exploited us to spread propaganda
2017-04-27 Facebook says government requests for your information are on the rise
2017-04-26 Vietnam complained of "toxic" anti-government Facebook content, now says Facebook has committed to help censor
2017-04-25 Museum of Fine Arts among museums hit by Instagram censorship
2017-04-25 Facebook under pressure after man livestreams killing of his daughter
2017-04-19 Facebook is building brain-computer interfaces for typing, and hearing via skin
2017-04-18 Facebook wants you to stare even more at the real world through your phone camera
2017-04-17 Facebook’s algorithm isn’t surfacing one-third of our posts. And it’s getting worse
2017-04-17 A Murder Posted on Facebook Prompts Outrage and Questions Over Responsibility
2017-04-12 Whatsapp user's data could be shared with Facebook from this summer
2017-04-10 Facebook failed to remove reported extremist posts
2017-04-10 A New, More Rigorous Study Confirms: The More You Use Facebook, the Worse You Feel
2017-04-10 Press Gazette launches Duopoly campaign to stop Google and Facebook destroying journalism
2017-04-06 Facebook Messenger’s AI M suggests features to use based on your conversations
2017-03-30 Facebook Failed to Protect 30 Million Users From Having Their Data Harvested by Trump Campaign Affiliate
2017-03-27 Facebook officially launches “Town Hall” for contacting government reps, adds local election reminders
2017-03-17 The European Commission and Member States consumer authorities ask social media companies to comply with EU consumer rules
2017-03-17 Facebook Sued In Israel For Blocking All Links To Site Critical Of Facebook & Suggesting Site Was 'Unsafe'
2017-03-16 Facebook to help Pakistan combat online blasphemy
2017-03-07 Facebook failed to remove sexualised images of children
2017-03-06 Facebook suspends location-sharing feature after Italian copyright suit
2017-03-01 Facebook says it can sway elections after all for a price
2017-02-27 Facebook's virtual reality ambitions could be threatened by court order
2017-02-23 Facebook tests ad breaks in all types of videos
2017-02-22 Facebook confusion over fake cancer babies U-turns
2017-02-17 The Mark Zuckerberg Manifesto: Great for Facebook, Bad for Journalism
2017-02-14 Facebook’s autoplay videos will now play with the sound on
2017-02-07 D.C. police demand Facebook hand over data on Trump protesters
2017-02-07 Ireland challenges Facebook in threat to cross-border data pact
2017-02-02 Facebook's image recognition can now tell what you're wearing
2017-02-02 Facebook loses $500m Oculus virtual reality case
2017-02-01 Facebook’s creepy new feature encourages you to be friends with strangers based on your plans
2017-01-30 WhatsApp Sued by German Consumer Group Over Data Policy
2017-01-30 Facebook ‘Happy Birthday’ lawsuit rolls on
2017-01-25 Facebook starts testing more ads in Messenger home screen
2017-01-19 Facebook blocks RT from posting until after Trump inauguration
2017-01-13 WhatsApp vulnerability allows snooping on encrypted messages
2017-01-12 Facebook and Messenger Server Update Drains Users Batteries More Than Usual
2017-01-11 Facebook is censoring posts in Thailand that the government has deemed unsuitable
2017-01-11 More Ads to Appear on Instagram, Now on ‘Stories’ Feature
2017-01-09 Facebook is going to start showing ads in the middle of its videos
2017-01-07 How dangerous fake health news conquered Facebook
2017-01-06 Facebook lets rightwing site repost torture video after it was removed
2017-01-02 Facebook blocks photo of Neptune statue for being 'explicitly sexual'
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2018.01.02 23:00 fantastic_comment Facebook 2017 Year in Review - highlighting the top ways people are being exploited on Facebook

Today we are announcing Facebook 2017 Year in Review highlighting the top ways people are being exploited on Facebook subsidiaries. Unsurprisingly, most of them are pretty depressing, confirming what we all already knew: the year 2017 was pretty terrible on Facebook services.
Facebook continues his journey on spreading disinformation and censorship, threatening journalism and democracy, collecting private data of billions of people, running massive psychology experiments and attacking the open web.
Date Article
2017-12-30 Facebook Says It Is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments
2017-12-28 Facebook’s Uneven Enforcement of Hate Speech Rules Allows Vile Posts to Stay Up
2017-12-28 Facebook ask new users to submit Aadhaar (India National ID) verified Name
2017-12-20 Facebook allowed employers including Amazon and Verizon to exclude older Americans from seeing their job ads
2017-12-19 Facebook’s facial recognition now finds photos you’re untagged in
2017-12-18 French data protection authority ordered WhatsApp to stop share user's data with parent company Facebook
2017-12-18 Facebook transparency report for first half of 2017: account data requests rose 21% globally
2017-12-17 Germany’s competition authority has accused Facebook of abusing its dominant market position to improperly amass third-party data on its users
2017-12-11 Former Facebook exec Chamath Palihapitiya says social media is ripping apart society
2017-12-05 Facebook Allowed Political Ads That Were Actually Scams and Malware
2017-12-04 Facebook Launches New Messenger App for Young Kids — UK health secretary to Facebook "stay away from my kids"
2017-12-01 Facebook Will Introduce Ads as Videos Start
2017-11-29 Facebook paid just €30m tax in Ireland despite earning €12bn
2017-11-28 Facebook’s New Captcha Test: 'Upload A Clear Photo of Your Face'
2017-11-28 Facebook Messenger Broadcast for businesses - mass-messaging interface that lets businesses send marketing messages to users
2017-11-27 Certain Facebook users in Romania see content related to street protests reviewed (censored) under community standards
2017-11-27 Facebook rolls out AI to detect suicidal posts before they’re reported
2017-11-21 Facebook (Still) Letting Housing Advertisers Exclude Users by Race
2017-11-19 Ex-Facebook privacy manager, Sandy Parakilas, dishes the dirt on your data. We Can’t Trust Facebook to Regulate Itself
2017-11-17 Facebook removes ‘delete post’ option from the desktop web version
2017-11-15 Facebook just hired a prominent lobbyist tied to the Russia investigations
2017-11-15 Voices Critical of Turkey mysteriously losing thousands of followers on Facebook
2017-11-14 Mark Zuckerberg is surprised at the extent of the opioid problem, but Facebook is full of illegal opioid marketing
2017-11-14 Facebook says Russia did try to meddle in Brexit vote
2017-11-13 One Facebook ‘like’ is all it takes to target adverts, academics find
2017-11-13 Facebook's factcheckers say effort is failing
2017-11-12 Artist’s 'sexual' robin redbreast Christmas cards banned by Facebook
2017-11-09 Ex-Facebook president Sean Parker: we exploited “vulnerability in human psychology”
2017-11-07 To Fight Revenge Porn, Facebook Is Asking to See Your Nudes
2017-11-03 Facebook allowed child abuse posts to stay online for more than a year, despite being reported several times, Indian court hears
2017-11-03 EFF: Facebook to Microsoft has just endorsed a “compromise” version of the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA), a bill that would be disastrous for free speech and online communities
2017-11-02 Youtube and Facebook are removing evidence of atrocities, jeopardazing cases against war criminals
2017-11-01 Facebook blocked dissident Guo Wengui after the Chinese government complained
2017-10-01 Facebook quietly updated two key numbers about its user base: 10% of Facebook’s monthly users are now estimated to be duplicate accounts
2017-10-01 120K Instagrams by Russian election attackers hit 20M Americans
2017-10-30 Russia-backed Facebook posts 'reached 126m Americans' during US election
2017-10-29 Lawsuit accuses Facebook of scheming to weasel out of paying overtime
2017-10-26 WhatsApp and Facebook to face EU data taskforce, after they were accused of "non-compliance" with EU laws
2017-10-25 Google, Facebook & Comcast Jointly Lied to California Lawmakers To Scuttle Broadband Privacy Bill
2017-10-24 Facebook dealt setback by EU court adviser in privacy dispute
2017-10-23 Facebook moving non-promoted posts out of news feed in trial in six countries
2017-10-22 Man arrested after ‘good morning’ post mistranslated by Facebook as ‘attack them’
2017-10-21 Amazon, Facebook and Google beef up lobbying spending. Facebook spent $2.85 million lobbying the federal government in the third quarter, up 41 percent from the same period last year
2017-10-19 Google and Facebook under pressure after helping anti-refugee campaign
2017-10-19 Facebook is struggling to meet the burden of securing itself, security chief says
2017-10-18 Facebook admits Russia agents used Messenger to disrupt U.S. presidential election
2017-10-17 Limor “ladyada” Fried was kicked off Facebook and no one will tell her why
2017-10-13 People at Facebook Don’t Know How Facebook Works
2017-10-13 Facebook ad ban over nude artwork shocks women's not-for-profit
2017-10-12 Facebook Is Watching You, Belgian Privacy Agency Warns in Court
2017-10-12 Facebook takes down data and thousands of posts, obscuring reach of Russian disinformation
2017-10-10 Mark Zuckerberg 'tours' flooded Puerto Rico in bizarre virtual reality promo
2017-10-06 About 150 of the political ads Facebook sold to Russia showed up on Instagram
2017-10-05 Facebook Cut Russia Out of April Report on Election Influence
2017-10-04 Survey: Facebook is the big tech company that people trust least
2017-10-04 Facebook UK pays just £5.1m in corporation tax despite jump in profit
2017-10-04 Facebook Fought Rules That Could Have Exposed Fake Russian Ads
2017-10-03 Irish court agrees that Facebook’s EU/US data sharing might be illegal
2017-10-02 Following Las Vegas shooting, Facebook’s Safety Check page filled with scammers and hoaxes
2017-10-01 Facebook Blocks Chinese Billionaire Who Tells Tales of Corruption
2017-09-29 Facebook tests facial recognition for account recovery
2017-09-28 Facebook is trying to match blood donors with those who need it
2017-09-28 Facebook partners with ZipRecruiter and more aggregators as it ramps up in jobs
2017-09-21 Instagram uses 'I will rape you' post as Facebook ad in latest algorithm mishap
2017-09-21 Facebook will target ads to people based on store visits, offline purchases, calls to businesses
2017-09-18 Facebook Silences Rohingya Reports of Ethnic Cleansing
2017-09-14 Former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya says Google, Facebook are "surveillance states" and risk more regulation
2017-09-14 Facebook Enabled Advertisers to Reach "Jew Haters"
2017-09-12 Instagram apologizes for removing photo of boy with facial deformity
2017-09-11 Facebook fined €1.2M for privacy violations in Spain
2017-09-08 WhatsApp’s first ads appear on Facebook and start conversations with businesses
2017-09-07 Facebook Is Testing a Feature That Looks an Awful Lot Like Tinder
2017-09-07 Facebook claims it can reach more young people than exist in UK, US and other countries
2017-09-06 Facebook says it sold political ads to Russian company during 2016 election
2017-08-30 Hackers exploited an Instagram bug to get celebrity phone numbers and email addresses
2017-08-29 African governments' user data requests from Facebook, Google and Twitter hits historic level
2017-08-25 Facebook faces another moderation scandal over migrant torture videos
2017-08-24 Facebook video chat device that can ‘recognise users’ faces’ raises fears that social network will spy on people
2017-08-17 Zuck wants Facebook on your face: Patent shows augmented reality glasses design
2017-08-11 In China, Facebook Tests the Waters With a Stealth App - Colorful Balloons
2017-08-09 Facebook’s Onavo Gives Social-Media Firm Inside Peek at Rivals’ Users
2017-08-08 Instagram photos reveal predictive markers of depression (EPJ Data Science)
2017-08-04 Facebook is starting to put more posts from local politicians into people’s News Feed
2017-08-02 Another black activist, Ijeoma Oluo, is suspended by Facebook for posting about racism
2017-07-31 Facebook fights to stop laws on facial recognition
2017-07-27 Study by Global Voices shows how Facebook's internet.org/free basics service has failed its users
2017-07-24 EU increases pressure on Facebook, Google and Twitter over user terms
2017-07-24 Facebook worker living in garage to Zuckerberg: challenges are right outside your door
2017-07-21 Facebook blow massive amounts lobbying Trump administration. In first half of 2017, Facebook spent $5.48 million
2017-07-14 Facebook will start showing ads inside Marketplace, its Craigslist-style section for browsing used goods
2017-07-11 Facebook to Show Ads on Messenger to Bolster Revenue Growth
2017-07-07 I kinda hacked a few Facebook accounts using a vulnerability they won't fix
2017-07-07 WhatsApp score low on new “Who Has Your Back?” list by Electronic Frountier Foundation (EFF)
2017-07-06 Facebook community standards under scrutiny as out and proud 'dykes' banned
2017-07-03 Facebook investigated by Germany’s Federal Cartel Office over claims it ‘extorts’ personal data from users
2017-07-03 Facebook beats privacy lawsuit in U.S. over user tracking
2017-06-28 Facebook’s secret rules mean that it’s OK to be anti-Islam, but not anti-gay
2017-06-27 Facebook Will Soon Let Brands Target Ads at Entire Families or Specific People Within Households
2017-06-26 "Facebook can play a role that churches and Little League once filled" - Mark Zuckerberg
2017-06-23 Supreme Court says woman can sue Facebook over Sponsored Stories image
2017-06-19 Facebook and Twitter being used to manipulate public opinion (report by Oxford Internet Institute’s Computational Propaganda Research Project)
2017-06-16 Facebook exposed identities of moderators to suspected terrorists
2017-06-08 Publishers using Facebook's Instant Articles can now show more ads
2017-06-07 Election 2017: Scottish voters targeted by 'dark ads' on Facebook
2017-06-07 Facebook inserts itself into politics with new tools that help elected officials reach constituents
2017-06-06 Facebook blocks Chechnya activist page in latest case of wrongful censorship
2017-06-05 Facebook now lets you find and contact your government reps right from your posts
2017-06-01 Facebook’s Emotion Tech: Patents Show New Ways For Detecting And Responding To Users’ Feelings
2017-05-29 Revealed: How Facebook chief, Sheryl Sandberg, lobbied Taoiseach Enda Kenny over data protection role and taxation
2017-05-26 Yale/UC study finds extensive Facebook usage decreases health & happiness
2017-05-25 Facebook is trying to salvage Instant Articles by adding support for Google AMP
2017-05-24 Google and Facebook lobbyists try to stop new online privacy protections
2017-05-21 A major leak of Facebook’s internal guidelines shows how the social network deals with hate speech, graphic violence and sexual imagery
2017-05-19 Facebook blocks Pulitzer-winning reporter over Malta government exposé
2017-05-19 Instagram ranked worst for young people’s mental health by Royal Society for Public Health
2017-05-18 Facebook is fined €110 million ($122 million) for misleading EU over WhatsApp takeover
2017-05-16 Facebook fined 150,000 euros by French data protection authority
2017-05-11 Abortion pill group's Facebook page deleted over promoting 'drug use'
2017-05-08 Facebook is blocking Thai users from seeing video of their king in a crop top
2017-05-07 Collecting huge amounts of data with WhatsApp
2017-05-04 Facebook nears ad-only business model as game revenue falls
2017-05-01 Leaked document reveals Facebook conducted research to target emotionally vulnerable and insecure youth
2017-04-27 Facebook admits: governments exploited us to spread propaganda
2017-04-27 Facebook says government requests for your information are on the rise
2017-04-26 Vietnam complained of "toxic" anti-government Facebook content, now says Facebook has committed to help censor
2017-04-25 Museum of Fine Arts among museums hit by Instagram censorship
2017-04-25 Facebook under pressure after man livestreams killing of his daughter
2017-04-19 Facebook is building brain-computer interfaces for typing, and hearing via skin
2017-04-18 Facebook wants you to stare even more at the real world through your phone camera
2017-04-17 Facebook’s algorithm isn’t surfacing one-third of our posts. And it’s getting worse
2017-04-17 A Murder Posted on Facebook Prompts Outrage and Questions Over Responsibility
2017-04-12 Whatsapp user's data could be shared with Facebook from this summer
2017-04-10 Facebook failed to remove reported extremist posts
2017-04-10 A New, More Rigorous Study Confirms: The More You Use Facebook, the Worse You Feel
2017-04-10 Press Gazette launches Duopoly campaign to stop Google and Facebook destroying journalism
2017-04-06 Facebook Messenger’s AI M suggests features to use based on your conversations
2017-03-30 Facebook Failed to Protect 30 Million Users From Having Their Data Harvested by Trump Campaign Affiliate
2017-03-27 Facebook officially launches “Town Hall” for contacting government reps, adds local election reminders
2017-03-17 The European Commission and Member States consumer authorities ask social media companies to comply with EU consumer rules
2017-03-17 Facebook Sued In Israel For Blocking All Links To Site Critical Of Facebook & Suggesting Site Was 'Unsafe'
2017-03-16 Facebook to help Pakistan combat online blasphemy
2017-03-07 Facebook failed to remove sexualised images of children
2017-03-06 Facebook suspends location-sharing feature after Italian copyright suit
2017-03-01 Facebook says it can sway elections after all for a price
2017-02-27 Facebook's virtual reality ambitions could be threatened by court order
2017-02-23 Facebook tests ad breaks in all types of videos
2017-02-22 Facebook confusion over fake cancer babies U-turns
2017-02-17 The Mark Zuckerberg Manifesto: Great for Facebook, Bad for Journalism
2017-02-14 Facebook’s autoplay videos will now play with the sound on
2017-02-07 D.C. police demand Facebook hand over data on Trump protesters
2017-02-07 Ireland challenges Facebook in threat to cross-border data pact
2017-02-02 Facebook's image recognition can now tell what you're wearing
2017-02-02 Facebook loses $500m Oculus virtual reality case
2017-02-01 Facebook’s creepy new feature encourages you to be friends with strangers based on your plans
2017-01-30 WhatsApp Sued by German Consumer Group Over Data Policy
2017-01-30 Facebook ‘Happy Birthday’ lawsuit rolls on
2017-01-25 Facebook starts testing more ads in Messenger home screen
2017-01-19 Facebook blocks RT from posting until after Trump inauguration
2017-01-13 WhatsApp vulnerability allows snooping on encrypted messages
2017-01-12 Facebook and Messenger Server Update Drains Users Batteries More Than Usual
2017-01-11 Facebook is censoring posts in Thailand that the government has deemed unsuitable
2017-01-11 More Ads to Appear on Instagram, Now on ‘Stories’ Feature
2017-01-09 Facebook is going to start showing ads in the middle of its videos
2017-01-07 How dangerous fake health news conquered Facebook
2017-01-06 Facebook lets rightwing site repost torture video after it was removed
2017-01-02 Facebook blocks photo of Neptune statue for being 'explicitly sexual'

Your Year In Review

Start the new year by respecting yourself and your love ones. Be part of the open web and ditch Facebook, use a RSS reader, find cool stuff by checking bookmarks or visit your favorite sites by typing their URLs in your browser bar.
If you still are on any Facebook subsidiarie's service [1], please share a list of articles in the News Feed in order to tell your friends why you are leaving all Facebook services. In this post please include some of the "best moments" from this past year that you’ve read, and compile them in a short article. If you aren't in any Facebook services, please send it by email. If you are a blogger please write an article based on this articles, like Get your loved ones off Facebook.

Methodology

The top moments of this year’s Year In Review were determined by gathering a list of articles mentioned on Hacker News/Slashdot/Reddit between January 1st and December 31st, 2017.
[1] Facebook subsidiarie's service: Facebook, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram, tbh, Moves, Masquerade, Oculus, Onavo, CrowdTangle
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