I, Anonymous: "Uber Considerate" (The Stranger)
"To the Uber driver who brought the drunken girl to my apartment building early one morning: Thank you. You could have just dropped her off and been on your way. But you hung around and tried to help her find her home. You were able to get her phone, call a friend, and take her to her friend's place. I don't know if you even got paid for driving her, but you spent a good deal of time being responsible for her when she couldn't be responsible for herself. Though great heroics are often needed, evil is most often ground down by the common man or woman doing simple acts of kindness and respect, and being responsible for one another. What could have been an ugly situation ended up being no more than a hangover."
Rock-paper-scissors is a zero sum hand game usually played between two people/ players where each player simultaneously forms one of three shapes with an outstretched hand. These shapes are "rock" (a simple fist), "paper" (a flat hand), and "scissors" (a fist with the index and middle fingers together forming a V). The game has only three possible outcomes other than a tie: a player who decides to play rock will beat another player who has chosen scissors ("rock crushes scissors") but will lose to one who has played paper ("paper covers rock"); a play of paper will lose to a play of scissors ("scissors cut paper"). If both players throw the same shape, the game is tied and is usually immediately replayed to break the tie. Other names for the game in the English-speaking world include roshambo, ick-ack-ock, ching-chang-walla (in some parts of South East England), and other orderings of the three items, sometimes with "rock" being called "stone".
Charlie was first, and correct, with:
I've forgotten how it goes.
Rock Paper Scissors
I know this: Rock-Paper-Scissors.
When we lived in the Republic of Korea I taught English to 5th graders every Friday. I learned a lot from them; one lesson being that their version of roshambo is called "ai-gai-go." I love that games transcend language.
Kevin K. in Washington, DC replied:
Just based on "ick-ack-ock", I'm gonna guess: Tick-Tack-Toe.
Or is it: Tic-Tac-Toe
Or is it: Tic-tack-tow?
Or is it...
Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
Oh, I know this one- 'Rock, Paper, Scissors'.
Though I am fond of the variation 'Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock ', Hell, I just like saying 'Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock '.
rock paper scissors
Daley Doo of Diamond Springs, Norcali said:
Friday the 13th Ladies: Featuring the titties of Debbie, Juliana, Willa, America, and Tracey
Rockless Lois Of Oregon responded:
The NEW IMPROVED version is Rock Paper Scissors Spock
Lizard! I play it with myself a lot and I always win. The
Three Stooges version is fun too, but many are blinded. Am
very excited right now as someone just informed me that next
week's Library Book sale will involve a DEEP DISCOUNT if
customers are willing to submit themselves to the public
humiliation of singing KARAOKE! Something to live for.
Glad that a few others have noticed what Oprah and her friends seem blind to: The doctors wrote that Oz, for years a world-class Columbia cardiothoracic surgeon, "has manifested an egregious lack of integrity by promoting quack treatments and cures in the interest of personal financial gain." They said he has "misled and endangered" the public.
Plus I can't stand even to see his face. He totally creeps me out.
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Gulf Fritillary caterpillars on the march (in April).
CBS begins the night with a RERUN'CSI: The Original One', followed by a RERUN'NCIS: The Expendable One', and '48 Hours'.
NBC fills the night with LIVE'2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs', then pads the left coast with local crap and maybe an old 'Dateline'.
'SNL' is a RERUN with James Franco hosting, music by Nicki Minaj.
ABC starts the night with '20/20', followed by a RERUN'Castle'.
The CW offers an old '2½ Men', followed by another old '2½ Men', then an old 'Family Guy', followed by another old 'Family Guy'.
Faux fills the night with FRESH'UFC Fight Night Prelims', then pads the left coast with local crap.
MY has an old 'The Closer', followed by another old 'The Closer'.
A&E has 'Married At First Sight', followed by the movie 'The Proposal', and 'Married At First Sight'.
AMC offers the movie 'The Day After Tomorrow', followed by 'Orphan Black', then the movie 'The Day After Tomorrow'.
[6:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares UK - Season 1 - Ep 4 - Moore Place
[7:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 12 - Yanni's
[8:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 1 - Ep 9 - The Olde Stone Mill
[9:00AM] Top Gear: Top 41-Episode 8
[10:00AM] Top Gear: Top 41-Episode 9
[11:00AM] Top Gear: Top Fails-Volume 1
[12:00PM] Top Gear: Top Fails-Volume 2
[1:00PM] Last of the Mohicans
[3:30PM] Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
[6:00PM] Casino Royale (2006)
[9:00PM] Orphan Black - Season 3 - Ep 1 - The Weight of This Combination NEW
[10:00PM] Tatau - Season 1 - Ep 1 NEW
[11:00PM] The Graham Norton Show - Season 17 - Episode 1
[12:00AM] Orphan Black - Season 3 - Ep 1 - The Weight of This Combination
[1:00AM] Tatau - Season 1 - Ep 1
[2:00AM] The Graham Norton Show - Season 17 - Episode 1
[3:00AM] Orphan Black - Season 3 - Ep 1 - The Weight of This Combination
[4:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 - Ep 18 - Cause and Effect
[5:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 - Ep 19 - The First Duty (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of BH', followed by the movie '50 First Dates'.
Comedy Central has the movie 'Liar Liar', followed by the movie 'Liar Liar', again.
FX has the movie 'Here Comes The Boom', followed by the movie 'Ted', and 'Mike & Molly'.
History has 2 hours of old 'Pawn Stars', 'The Universe: Ancient Mysteries Solved', followed by a FRESH'Engineering Disasters'.
[6:00AM] ORPHAN BLACK-PARTS DEVELOPED IN AN UNUSUAL MANNER
[7:00AM] ORPHAN BLACK-ENTANGLED BANK
[8:00AM] ORPHAN BLACK-UNCONSCIOUS SELECTION
[9:05AM] ORPHAN BLACK-ENDLESS FORMS MOST BEAUTIFUL
[10:10AM] ORPHAN BLACK-NATURE UNDER CONSTRAINT AND VEXED
[11:15AM] ORPHAN BLACK-GOVERNED BY SOUND REASON AND TRUE RELIGION
[12:20PM] ORPHAN BLACK-MINGLING ITS OWN NATURE WITH IT
[1:25PM] ORPHAN BLACK-GOVERNED AS IT WERE BY CHANCE
[2:30PM] ORPHAN BLACK-IPSA SCIENTIA POTESTAS EST
[3:35PM] ORPHAN BLACK-TO HOUND NATURE IN HER WANDERINGS
[4:40PM] ORPHAN BLACK-KNOWLEDGE OF CAUSES, AND SECRET MOTION OF THINGS
[5:45PM] ORPHAN BLACK-VARIABLE AND FULL OF PERTURBATION
[6:50PM] ORPHAN BLACK-THINGS WHICH HAVE NEVER YET BEEN DONE
[7:55PM] ORPHAN BLACK-BY MEANS WHICH HAVE NEVER YET BEEN TRIED
[9:00PM] ORPHAN BLACK-THE WEIGHT OF THIS COMBINATION
[10:00PM] TRANSPORTER 3
[12:15AM] SHOOT 'EM UP
[4:15AM] GARFUNKEL AND OATES-FIRST LOOK
[4:30AM] PORTLANDIA-HOUSE FOR SALE
[5:00AM] PORTLANDIA-YOU CAN CALL ME AL
[5:30AM] PORTLANDIA-DEAD PETS (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:00AM] Love Lust-Love Lust & the Little Black Dress
[6:15AM] Sling Blade
[9:15AM] Behind the Story With the Paley Center-The Mindy Project
[1:00PM] Little Children
[6:15PM] Basic Instinct
[9:00PM] Orphan Black-The Weight of This Combination
[10:00PM] The Happening
[2:30AM] Basic Instinct
[5:15AM] The Approval Matrix-Fame Monster (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'Silent Hill: Revelation', followed by the movie 'Underworld'.
George Lucas, left, and Stephen Colbert attend the Tribeca Talks: Director Series during the Tribeca Film Festival at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 17, 2015, in New York.
Photo by Charles Sykes
U.S. regulators on Friday voted to open a swath of government-controlled airwaves for commercial use by tech and telecom companies such as Verizon Communications Inc and Google Inc as they seek to meet growing data demands from new wireless devices.
The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to chalk out a process to allow companies free access to the frequencies in the 3.5 gigahertz band.
Friday's vote will kick-start the process of setting up a system for companies to begin using frequencies now dedicated to military radars and other government operations, by sharing them in places where commercial users would not interfere with incumbent users.
The opening up of 3.5 GHz airwaves "is setting a new paradigm for how spectrum sharing should work," chairman Tom Wheeler said in remarks in Washington.
The plan would allow wireless providers and others to use the airwaves without charge similarly to Wi-Fi, or to buy licenses for short-term exclusive use in some areas if the airwaves get crowded.
NBC News executives are not answering to charges they knew Richard Engel was going on air to report on he and is crew's kindnapping with false facts in 2012.
Engel and his team were of course kidnapped in 2012 by what he then reported were allies of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. But a recent New York Times report revealed Engel and his crew were not captured or kidnapped by allies of Assad's.
Instead, they were held by rebels tied to the Syrian Free Army, who fights against the Assad regime. In a story for NBCNews.com Engel admitted to being dead wrong in his reporting of his captures.
After being contacted by the Times about discrepancies in the story about who he was were held captive by, Engel went about retracting his steps from three years ago.
Northern Illinois University is offering a course this semester on the HBO series "Game of Thrones."
The University Honors Program calls the class "Game of Thrones, Television and Medieval History" and students can take the course for honors credit, The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle reported. The popular cable TV show, based on books by George R.R. Martin, is in its fifth season.
"It represents aspects of the Middle Ages much more realistically than other media depictions that purport to be more accurate," co-professor Valerie Garver said. "It stands out because it comments on the human condition in a way that seems real to people. It's a really good example of a piece of modern culture that draws on how the past impacts the present."
The course's syllabus includes readings and watching episodes of the show. Students also see presentations on how the show relates to modern cable technology, history and current events.
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor reacts to applause after speaking at a ceremony where she received Bryn Mawr College's 2015 Katharine Hepburn Medal, Friday, April 17, 2015, in Bryn Mawr, Pa. The women's liberal arts school near Philadelphia honored Sotomayor with the medal, given to women who embody "the intelligence, drive and independence" of the Oscar-winning actress. Hepburn was a 1928 graduate of Bryn Mawr.
Photo by Matt Slocum
A family was awarded the rights to 10 rare gold coins possibly worth $80 million or more on Friday after a U.S. appeals court overturned a jury verdict.
U.S. Department of the Treasury officials insist the $20 Double Eagles were stolen from the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia before the 1933 series was melted down when the country went off the gold standard. They argued that Joan Langbord and her sons cannot lawfully own the coins, which she said she found in a family bank deposit box in 2003.
Langbord's father, jeweler Israel Switt, had dealings with the Mint in the 1930s and was twice investigated over his coin holdings. A jury in 2012 sided with the government.
However, the appeals court returned the coins to the Langbords because U.S. officials had not responded within a 90-day limit to the family's seized-property claim, filed in about 2004.
The Mint struck nearly a half-million of the Double Eagles in Philadelphia in 1933 but never released them. They were melted into gold bars after President Franklin D. Roosevelt abandoned the gold standard.
There's been no break from the globe's record heat - the first three months of 2015 have set new high temperature marks.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said last month's average temperature of 56.4 degrees (13.6 degrees Celsius) was the hottest March on record, averaging 1.5 degrees above the average for the 20th century. It broke a record set in 2010.
For the first three months of 2015, the globe was 55.6 degrees (13.1 degrees Celsius), breaking the record set in 2002.
Much of the most abnormal heat has been in the Pacific Ocean and places near it. Seven western U.S. states set records for their hottest first three months of the year, while New York and Vermont set records for the coldest start of a year. The northeastern United States has been one of the few colder-than-normal spots on the globe with entire continents of Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia coming in solidly warmer than normal.
National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden appears on a live video as he attends a International Journalism Festival panel via Skype from an unknown location, at the Sala dei Notari in downtown Perugia, central Italy, Friday, April 17, 2015.
Photo by Angela Gennaro
An HIV outbreak in southeastern Indiana related to abuse of intravenous prescription drugs has jumped by 24 cases in the past week, an increase attributed to offering more testing resources, state health officials said on Friday.
The outbreak centered in rural Scott County near the border with Kentucky has reached 130 cases, including 10 preliminary positive tests, up from 106 a week ago, health officials said.
Scott County, about 30 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky, has been the center of the outbreak, the biggest in the state's history.
A needle exchange program started April 4 for Scott County residents has so far distributed 5,322 clean syringes to 86 people and collected 1,400 used syringes, health officials said.
Labour Party supporter, actor and comedian Eddie Izzard, centre, and Labour Party parliamentary candidate for Chester Chris Matheson, foreground right, campaign in Chester England Friday April 17, 2015. Britain goes to the polls in a General Election on May 7.
Photo by Lynne Cameron
A cease-fire had just gone into effect on Aug. 1 when Palestinian militants ambushed an Israeli reconnaissance team in southern Gaza.
Lt. Hadar Goldin had been kidnapped - dragged into a nearby Hamas tunnel - and his commander killed. Lt. Eitan Fund, the deputy commander, quickly resolved to pursue the captors. Ditching all his gear save a pistol and a flashlight, the lanky 23-year-old ran hundreds of meters into the darkness, hurtling past weapons, explosives, and other tunnels. He and his small team found the missing officer's equipment, but not Lieutenant Goldin.
Thus began a massive effort led by Givati Brigade commander Col. Ofer Winter to stop Goldin's captors. Local sources, who dubbed it Black Friday, said at least 130 Palestinians were killed in the aerial and ground assault (Givati put the death toll at 41). By nighttime, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) had determined that Goldin was dead, based on evidence found in the tunnel.
Goldin, Fund, and Winter are all graduates of Bnei David, Israel's flagship preparatory program for modern Orthodox Jews headed to the IDF. Established in 1988, Bnei David has spearheaded a swift increase in the number of religious men serving in the IDF's officer corps and combat units.
In the early 1990s, when Fund was born, Orthodox men accounted for 2.5 percent of graduates of infantry officer training courses; since then, it's grown to more than 25 percent, according to a 2013 book. In some combat units, they make up as much as 50 percent of new officers - roughly quadruple their share of Israel's population. The upward trend, coupled with a parallel decline in the number of combat soldiers and officers coming from secular families, is dramatically changing the face of the IDF.
A man photographs the average beer bellies of the Saxons (L), the Germans (C), and the Hessians (R) in the new special exhibition 'Prost! 1,000 Years of Beer in Saxony' in Meissen, Germany, April 17, 2015.
Photo by Matthias Hiekel
A record number of young Mormons signed up for missions after church leaders lowered the minimum age in 2012, but new figures show the onslaught of proselytizing Latter-day Saints didn't lead to an equally dramatic spike in converts.
Statistics released by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints indicate there were 296,800 converts last year. The figure marked a 9 percent increase from two years ago, even though the number of missionaries increased by 44 percent.
The 85,150 missionaries serving at the end of last year were the most in Mormon history.
However, the average number of people converted per missionary, per year dropped to about 3.4 in each of the past two years - down from an average of five the previous decade, church figures show.
A 100-carat emerald-cut diamond is on display at Sotheby's, Friday, April 17, 2015, in New York. The "perfect" 100-carat diamond in a classic emerald cut is going on the auction block, where it could fetch between $19 million to $25 million. Sotheby's will offer the white diamond on April 21, in New York.
Photo by Mary Altaffer
The wreckage of a fishing boat that appears to be debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami was carrying some unexpected passengers - fish from Japanese waters - when it was spotted off the Oregon coast.
Scientists say 21 yellowtail jacks and one Asian striped knifejaw hitched a cross-Pacific ride in the bow of the boat found last week.
Fish washed up in debris can bring parasites and diseases to native species, but biologists say the latest fish pose little threat. Still, they have been quarantined at the Oregon Coast Aquarium and will be available for public viewing.
The wreckage was discovered about three miles off the coast near Ona Beach, towed to a boatyard in Newport and later moved to a landfill.
A Buddhist girl raises birds to release during a ceremony to mark traditional New Year at Shwedagon pagoda Friday, April 17, 2015, in Yangon, Myanmar. Buddhist devotees gathered at pagodas around the country on Friday to mark Myanmar Traditional New Year after concluded annual water festival also known as Thingyan.
Photo by Khin Maung Win
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