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Jules and Sarah with Frau Eider Down  

Write into Jules and Sarah! The Port Salut Crew HQ, PO Box 66747, London, NW5 9GH. With a minor location hiccup, a portable cheese board and some cake on the turn the pair get giggling off to an epic start. Jules hears tales of handbag wrapping in the luxury retail sector, Sarah unveils her must have beauty secret, Shelagh and Ken head out for a trip to the local waste landfill site and June reveals her latest diet. News from the North involves a missing rodent and funeral extortion rates. Tune in, tell your friends and don't forget to write in.

kudos  

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 24, 2017 is:

kudos • \KOO-dahss\  • noun

1 : fame and renown resulting from an act or achievement : prestige

2 : praise given for achievement

Examples:

"I'd like to be a widow. Then I'd have the freedom of the unmarried, with the kudos of the married. I could eat my cake and have it, too. Oh, to be a widow!" — Lucy Maud Montgomery, "The End of a Quarrel," 1912

"But Kraft deserves kudos for the way he has allowed Belichick to do his job. A man that is obsessed with public relations, he has gotten out of the way when it comes to running the football operations." — Bill Burt, The Eagle-Tribune (Massachusetts), 23 Jan. 2017

Did you know?

Deriving from Greek, kudos entered English as slang popular at British universities in the 19th century. In its earliest use, the word referred to the prestige or renown that one gained by having accomplished something noteworthy. The sense meaning "praise given for achievement" came about in the 1920s. As this later sense became the predominant one, some English speakers, unaware of the word's Greek origin, began to treat the word as a plural count noun, inevitably coming up with the back-formation kudo to refer to a single instance of praise. For the same reason, when kudos is used as a subject you may see it with either a singular or plural verb.



News AF 70 | Robot Tax is News AF - February 21, 2017  

02/21/17 - Rob, Tyson and Danny talk about Robot Tax, Lays Potato Chip Flavors, McDonald's Shamrock Shake Straws, Anti-Emojis, Eating Jason Segel, Chocolate Cake and more!

Episode 176: Tearaway Thomas Was Alone  

Chris, Pip and Tom discuss Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments, Sniper Elite 4, For Honor, and many, many grudges. Plus: good and bad sound-based puzzles, the correct way to eat a Jaffa Cake, and long pauses. Pip's been uncovering Sherlock Holmes' colon Crimes and/or Punishments. Tom has been wrestling with the bollock-popping complexity of Sniper Elite 4. Chris is playing For Honor. He's probably still playing For Honor as you read this. He's been writing about it for GamesRadar and even done a guide. Tearaway Thomas, we hardly knew you. The C&C Spelunky adventure can be found here. Skip to 6:30-ish for the moment Chris and Tom are talking about. ...and here's our Gang Beasts video. Can you believe that was almost three years ago? Such times. Such friends. Lost to us now, like tears in Jersey and/or Sweden. You can hang out with us and our community on our Discord channel. If you have a question for a future episode, send it to us at questions@crateandcrowbar.com or tweet us @crateandcrowbar. If you'd like to watch this episode on YouTube, you can do so here. You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel, if you like. You can also follow us individually: Chris Thursten Tom Senior Philippa Warr Our intro music is by The Mandibles from their track Clambake. Many of the band members now tour as Count Bobo And The Bullion.

SET PIECE MENU Episode 11  

Sit back and enjoy Episode 11 of Set Piece Menu - the podcast where four friends talk football over food. The football: Do Premier League clubs care as much about the Champions League as they used to? The food: a blueberry and apricot crumble cake, which Steve takes a while to get through.

FULL: 'Morally' against education??? - 2/9/17  

-The guys are happy about President Trump announcing his new tax package, which he calls "phenomenal." However, the guys are curious about what phenomenal means when it comes to our taxes. Stu says Trump’s words and interviews have been “controlled" because, previously, he wasn't being recorded for everything that he was saying. -The guys wonder if Melania Trump knows English better than Donald Tump? Stu thinks that Trump is thinking of what to say next instead of speaking the rest of whatever sentence he is in the middle of. -Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch criticized President Trump's tweet that explained his dislike of a "so-called judge." What the tweet really referred to was Donald Trump's thoughts about the judge's bad call when it came to the ban. Did politics play apart in the judge’s decision and does criticizing a judge breach the separate powers in the constitution? The guys say no, unless President Trump decides to step over the Supreme Court anyway. -Stu thinks that Donald Trump doesn’t know how to do half of his job when it comes to work versus negotiations and business. The guys think that President Trump should have known more about the New Start Treaty from his briefings. The guys talk about a private school principal in Manhattan who sent out a letter to the parents of students stating that Donald Trump's presidency is "more troubling" than the Vietnam War, the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., Watergate, and 9/11 combined. -A woman in Buffalo New York is angry that her children was taken from her by child protective services, even though she submitted the correct paperwork to allow her children to be home schooled. Jeff is barely okay with Government coming and checking to see if your child is being educated properly, while Pat is not ok with that policy. -A new study of European Anti-Fascist protesters shows that 92% live with Mommy, 84% are male, 72% are aged 18-30, 64% are single, and 36% are unemployed. Jeff asks what we'll do with humans in the future? Do we put them on a spaceship and send them off somewhere? Stu thinks more along the lines of the Matrix. -Today, February 9th is National Pizza Day and the guys wonder...WHERE IS THE PIZZA?!?! -Blaze news writer Tre Goins-Phillips joins the program to tell the story of Christian music artist Audrey Assad, the daughter of a refugee who fled Syria to escape oppression as a Christian. The guys continue to talk about how immigrants have had a huge impact on America’s history. Is ISIS the real reason why the US won’t accept Syrian refugees? Pat wants to stop all immigration from the Middle East, but is torn with what is going on in the world right now. -Glenn Beck joins the program with 'The Vault' in which he talks about how, during the Civil War, a black sailor lead his crew to escape from the Confederacy and join the Union forces. Robert Smalls was given a commission in the Union army upon turning over a rebel ship to President Abraham Lincoln, and at this moment, his story really begins. The guys talk about Netflix's new series “Dear White People.” The guys are confused about the premise of the show and talk about the dumb costumes that the show claims are okay for white people to dress up in. Known conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is brought up and the guys discuss how his theories fit into a remix of the ‘Ducktales' theme song. Pat asks if "chemtrails" is still a thing? Jeff says yes! Stu talks about how much of a conspiracy theorist Jeff is and apparently he’s a pretty big one. Jeff surprises Stu with a cake for his 41st birthday in the latest edition of SPOONS! The trailer for Matt Damon's new movie 'Great Wall’ is reviewed and correlations are made between the movie and Trump's presidency. Stu thinks it may be targeted for Chinese audience and not the US. Listen to Pat & Stu for FREE on TheBlaze Radio Network from 5p-7p ET, Mon. through Fri. www.theblaze.com/radio Twitter: @PatandStu Facebook: PatandStu

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Pat and Stu 2/9/17 - Hour 2  

-Blaze news writer Tre Goins-Phillips joins the program to tell the story of Christian music artist Audrey Assad, the daughter of a refugee who fled Syria to escape oppression as a Christian. The guys continue to talk about how immigrants have had a huge impact on America’s history. -Is ISIS the real reason why the US won’t accept Syrian refugees? Pat wants to stop all immigration from the Middle East, but is torn with what is going on in the world right now. -Glenn Beck joins the program with 'The Vault' in which he talks about how, during the Civil War, a black sailor lead his crew to escape from the Confederacy and join the Union forces. Robert Smalls was given a commission in the Union army upon turning over a rebel ship to President Abraham Lincoln, and at this moment, his story really begins. -The guys talk about Netflix's new series “Dear White People.” The guys are confused about the premise of the show and talk about the dumb costumes that the show claims are okay for white people to dress up in. Pat and Stu say they can dress up in any kind of costume they want. Just not slutty pirate or anything with “sexy” in it. -Known conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is brought up and the guys discuss how his theories fit into a remix of the ‘Ducktales' theme song. Pat asks if "chemtrails" is still a thing? Jeffy says yes! -Stu talks about how much of a conspiracy theorist Jeff is and apparently he’s a pretty big one. In fact, Jeffy thinks there is a 50/50 chance that we didn’t land on the moon. -Jeff surprises Stu with a cake for his 41st birthday in the latest edition of SPOONS! The trailer for Matt Damon's new movie 'Great Wall’ is reviewed and correlations are made between the movie and Trump's presidency. Stu thinks it may be targeted for Chinese audience and not the US. -Pat and Jeff discuss things turning 40 this year. Listen to Pat & Stu for FREE on TheBlaze Radio Network from 5p-7p ET, Mon. through Fri. www.theblaze.com/radio Twitter: @PatandStu Facebook: PatandStu

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A Spanish Lunch 1 - Avila  

In episode one Mike and Ben head from Madrid’s El Doble bar (above) out to the frozen plains of Avila (yes, it gets very cold in Castilla y Leon in January!) to search out the most unlikely lunch recommendation they’ve had so far. Followed up by severed finger and cake shopping with cloistered nuns.

Fitzy and Wippa Podcast 8 February 2017  

Happy Ed’nesday! Everything was about the Ginger Ninja today, the boys bought him an Ed Sheeran shaped cake and he bit off the nose! Fitzy also has an issue with the new show description on the website!

Episode 106: Colour Work Challenge  

Who likes Angel Delight?

This week's episode is definitely on the delight end of the pudding scale as opposed to a seven tier unicorn cake and that's often a good thing. It's a low tariff canter and catch up with no big questions asked or answered and instead we have some light and fluffy as air fun.

In community news, I invite you to come and join the #shinybeescolourworkchallenge  over in the Facebook group and try your hand at some stranded knitting. If knitting with more than one colour has been intimidating to you in the past, now's the time to cast that aside and give it a crack. There will be helpful hints and tips posted in the group throughout the month and the occasional Shetland Pony in Fair Isle. Obvs.

In Enabler's Corner I enable you to two not quite yarny but definitely fun (depends on your version of fun for the latter, but I like it) things to try. First up we have the delightfully witty Amy Nolan of Ginger Rainbow who does the most fantastic illustrations and doodles. She's very witty and manages to bring situational humour out in her quirky drawings. I am a big fan. Secondly, we have #hotelroomview, the fun adventures of working on the road and seeing a lot of hotel rooms, hosted by the wonderful Bexx. It really shouldn't be that exciting or gripping, but there is something about these hotel room views that has captured my imagination. It's a bit like looking at house porn on Rightmove.

In Wippin' Piccadilly, I have finished Helen Stewart's Spindrift Shawl and the Everyday Brew by Clare Devine. I'm never knitting with black yarn again. Future/fantasy knit searching has taken me to the Prism hat by Tin Can Knits which is part of the Mad Colour collection which was released in August. This versatile pattern gives oodles of opportunity for creating a one-of-a-kind hat, and is really more like three patterns in one. Also catching my eye from this collection is 1999, a sweater with a masculine lace (that's a thing) panel down the front. The collection itself comprises 16 patterns and is available from Ravelry for $21.60 USD.

Shownotes for this episode are at www.shinybees.com

Music is by Adam and the Walter Boys with 'I Need A Drink.'

Married At First Sight #6: The Honeymoon is over  

Is Deb actually being trolled now? She requested a Polynesian husband and now she's honeymooning in Samoa....with WHITE JOHN. And she can't even drown her sorrows in cake, because the only cake going around is a hideous ORANGE cake and it's not even gluten-free. Poor Deb. The Honeymoon episode sees love blossoming for some, and for others it's break-up territory.  So who will outwit, outplay and outlast? 

Show Notes

Your hosts are Kelly Glover and Clare Stephens

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This show was produced by Elissa Ratliff for the Mamamia Podcast Network.

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2/6/17-Mark Levin Audio Rewind  

Dan Bongino, Contributing Editor at Conservative Review fills in for Mark. Liberals don’t see the world the way conservatives do. They view everything and every battle as an existential threat. Conservatives and Republicans seem to think we can develop a good rapport with these people, but that is not possible. Liberals don’t see fights on the immigration ban, tax cuts, and Betsy DeVos as little. Conservatives see the fights with liberals as not a big deal and that they will live to fight another day. Until we understand that liberals see everything as an ideological fight to the death, we will lose. After that, everyone was expecting Lady Gaga to bash President Donald Trump at the Super Bowl half time show, but she didn’t and Liberals are going wild. She did what she was there to do, perform and sing. Later, the Muslim ban is a focus group tested talking point, promoted by the Democrats which is fake. There is no Muslim ban just a temporary ban issued for national security purposes. In addition, the courts have no sovereignty over this issue. According to section 212 F of the Immigration and Nationality Act, a president may suspend the entry of all foreigners for as long as is deemed necessary. The judge addressing this, James Robart has no standing. This is not a fight about immigration or Muslims but about destroying America’s borders and getting a judge to wipe out the president’s power to enforce the law. If there is no limit on judicial power, what is next? It’s amazing that a Christian baker in Oregon has no constitutional right to live out her beliefs and not bake a cake for a gay wedding, yet an Iranian has a constitutional right to immigrate to this country.

Niet Te Missen #82 - Met o.a. Spinvis, Imagine Dragons & Future Islands  

01. Murda Ft. Jonna Fraser & Jandino Asporaat – Brand New 02. Imagine Dragons – Believer 03. London Grammar – Big Picture 04. Migos – Bad And Boujee 05. Future Islands – Ran 06. Spinvis – Hallo Maandag 07. Eat More Cake – Heat Of The Night 08. Jengi Beats Ft. Maydien – Oh Lawd 09. Father John Misty – Pure Comedy 10. Julia Michaels – Issues 11. BNQT – Restart 12. Bartek - 22

3pm Pickup Podcast 010217  

The 3pm pickup is back for 2017 with Monty Diamond, Bec Judd and Yumi Stynes. Today Monty and Yumi talked about cutting your kid's hair at home, food challenges on "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here", banning cake at primary schools, and a new law that looks to benefit women once a month.

Ep. 27: Hazards of cake tasting; Experiencing Legoland  

Tara and Johnny discuss Tara's wedding cake tasting and dress fitting, their time at the U.S. Figuring Skating Championship in Kansas City, including a trip to Legoland, and Paul Rudd.

Disco Inferno Invades KTT & Royal Rumble Review!  

The hottest feud in wrestling continues as Disco Inferno comes to the show for his apology!! Good and bad booking, ECW, Bulldog Bob Brown eats his Cake by the Ocean and the boys critique the Royal Rumble!!

Plugins: Cake and Eat it Too - Digital Photography Podcast 569  

This is The Digital Story Podcast #569, Jan. 31, 2017. Today's theme is "Plugins: Cake and Eat it Too." I'm Derrick Story.

Opening Monologue

The phrase, "You can't have your cake and eat it too," refers to telling someone that they can't have two good things that don't normally go together at the same time, like eating a cake and then continuing to possess that same cake so you can eat later*. An exception to this rule in the world of photography is with our photo management apps and plugins. I explain more in today's show.

* as written by Jacob Shamsian of the Business Insider.

Digital Photography Podcast 569

Plugins: Cake and Eat it Too

On one hand, we want continuity with our photo management applications. So whether you're using Lightroom, Photos for macOS, Capture One Pro, or something else, you want to know that your photos are safe and retrievable.

But at the same time, this is also our digital darkroom where we fine tune, experiment, and test new approaches to get the most our of our imagery. For these activities we want new tools and filters that fuel our creativity. And to be honest, new tools don't come fast in photo management applications.

A way that we can have both security and creativity is through the use of plugins. We don't have to give up our stable photo management system to experiment with new image editing tools. So I thought that I would share three interesting plugins with you today.

On1 Photo RAW

Available for both Mac and Windows. No catalog means you (or anyone with access) can store and edit your photos anywhere (local network and cloud). Built-in layers, brushes, and masking tools. Includes all of the ON1 apps; Browse, Develop, Effects, Portrait, Layers, Resize, and Photo Via Works as a standalone app, as a plug-in (for Adobe® Photoshop® and Lightroom®), a host app (Google® Nik® and other apps), or as an extension (for Apple® Photos®).

I'm most interested in Photo RAW as a complement to Photos for macOS. But I think it's useful as a Lightroom plugin too. I downloaded the trial, and went for a test drive.

Bottom line was that Photo RAW worked well for Lightroom with smooth handoffs back and forth. But as an editing extension for Photos for macOS, it crashed Photos and didn't work. On1 Photo RAW is available for $99.

Luminar

No surprise here, I'm sure, that Luminar is at the top of this list. Mac users who rely on Lightroom, Aperture, or Photos for macOS, can expand their post processing chops with an array of sophisticated filters, layers, and localized editing brushes. You can purchase Luminar for $69 that includes the full set of plugins with a standalone version of the app.

DxO Film Pack

Available as a plugin for Lightroom, Photoshop, and Aperture 3, or as a standalone app. Mac and Windows compatible. In Lightroom you need to set it up as your additional external editor in Preferences. Once doing so, the roundtrip is painless, and the adjusted image is returned to Lightroom in a stack with the original.

This plugin gives access to more than 80 analogue films, and combines many original renderings with filter, vignetting, blur, texture, frame or light leak effects.

I really like these film emulations, and the fact that it is an excellent RAW processor at the same time. You can purchase versions starting at $79.

In the News: Advanced Editing Extensions from lynda.com

This is a very cool training from lynda.com: Photos for macOS: Advanced Editing Extensions. I show you how to use Luminar, DxO Optics Pro, Pixelmator, Affinity Photo, and Polarr. I cover standalone versus editing extension, and how to blend all of these tools into a creative, easy to use workflow.

Updates and Such

The registration forms for the The Chicago to New Orleans Rail Adventure - June 26-29, 2017, and for the San Francisco Street Photography Workshop - have been sent out to members of our reserve list. This workshop begins the day after Out of Chicago concludes. So if you're going to OOC, just add Sunday night to you

Disney World Best Desserts  

Best Dessert Picks at Disney World:

#1 Yak n Yeti at Disney Animal Kingdom Park pineapple dessert cake.  For only $4.59 this is one of the best desserts

#2 Mizner's Lounge - Order the warm banana tart and order a drink too.  The atmosphere here at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort can't be beat and you can order dessert off the Citricos menu.

#3 Disney's Beach Club Resort - The kitchen sink at Beaches N Cream.  Here is our daughter with a kitchen sink dessert.

#4 Animal Kingdom Lodge - Zebra Domes are very unique and have espresso in them and they are amazing.  You need to eat these as soon as you get them to keep other people away and also they they don't get mussy.

#5 California Grill has a chocolate pudding cake that is so good and makes our best Disney dessert list.

Our Disney World dessert list keeps on going so please listen to Mouse Chat to hear the complete list of Disney World desserts

 

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A Celebration of Imbolc  

This week we celebrate Imbolc! We're at the midpoint between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. Perfectly natural to want to jump up and down and start acting like Spring is Here! Folly, pure folly! Watch out if the weather is fine on Imbolc - you might find yourself shoveling the driveway on Eostara! But before that, let's take some time to honor the Goddess Brigid, the Triple Goddess of Poetry, Healing and Smithcrafting. And we'll enjoy some Tres Leches cake as well! Be well! Do good! Enjoy the show!

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