Skyboarder77

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from Pensacola, FL

  • Activity

    • MTv Pranked!

      6 years ago

      Skyboarder77

      Hey guys, if you want to see some awesome pranking, I will be featured on episode 507 of MTv Pranked this Thursday! Tune in and watch the amazing works of yours truly,

    • So Cool

      6 years ago

      Skyboarder77

      I may have posted this before, if fact I'm almost certain I have (without putting forth any effort to checking my previous entries) but regardless I'm sharing this. This comes from Ukraine's Got Talent, Kseniya Simonova preforms shifting sand art. She probably makes the best sand castles ever, of all time.

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=518XP8prwZo

    • Halo 4 Leaked.

      6 years ago

      Skyboarder77

      So I won't put up any inks to avoid any possible trouble, but it looks like Halo 4 has been leaked. For any of you with a modded xbox and a terrible lack of patience, peruse around kotaku and you'll find the file.
      Just for any of you who might look down on me, my xbox isn't modded, so I have to wait too.

    • 6 years ago

      Skyboarder77

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      Just thought I'd share. And yea, I'd totally do this to my roommate just to mess with him.

    • I'm Getting One. Hands Down.

      6 years ago

      Skyboarder77

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bJmVJZbmIk


      I want one. I'm finding a way to get one. I don't care how. I'll skin a 9 year old for one if it comes to it.

    • Hunger Sucks....

      6 years ago

      Skyboarder77

      So for the past week I have been living off a shoe-string budget for food, and I don't get my next pay check until Friday. Ramen, pb&j, water, what I find in the woods, and whatever fish I happen to catch in the Gulf have been my sustenance for this time. Now, before you feel bad for me, realize I did it to myself. Due to some horrible decisions with friends and alcohol (damn that alcohol....) I spent waaaay too much partying and now I'm reaping the results of such careless spending. Now don't worry, once Friday comes around I'll be eating like a king; but until then, I live off what I can find to supplement the nutritious diet of peanutbutter & jelly, and ramen.

      That said, this predicament has inspired me to share some of my wilderness survival knowledge of the SouthEast United States (mostly Florida this time) so that if any of you wind up here and also make some horrible budgeting decisions you'll know how to stay alive off the land! So, I'll give you guys some Do's and Don'ts of Florida gathering.

      First off, if faced with nothing to eat, do not fret! There is plenty in the wilds of Florida that can sustain you. That said, it is important to not eat what you aren't familiar with. I'll start with mushrooms.

      There are over 1,000 varieties of mushrooms in Florida. Most of which are poisionous, several are edible, a good number will kill you, and even a select few will make you trip balls (yes, very strong psychedelics) for up to 6 hours. The most deadly species to avoid is Amenita Musceria, also known as the death angel. This mushroom will kill you in a very, very painful way. It is distinguishable by it's small skirt around the stalk and its bulbous base underground. It is almost entirely white. Steer clear of this mushroom! The easiest edible mushroom to eat are members of the puffball species. These are easy to spot: they look like little white balls on the ground. These can be eaten raw, or cooked if preferred (only eat if they are white all the way through to the center!). Any member of the boletus group is also edible: they are distinguishable by their brownish sponge-like body and are bright yellow inside. Once broken open, an almost instantaneous change occurs: the bright yellow interior changes to a deep flushed blue color which is really cool to watch. It is best to cook these mushrooms. Also, you can occassionally find morrels in dark wet places in florida. They are hard to describe, so google them! If you do find any morrels, don't eat them! They are certainly edible and delicious, but you can sell them for a very high price and get yourself some real food.

      Pine tree straws can be used to make tea. Early pioneers did this when faced with nothing else to suit their still-very-english pallets. Word of warning though, pine straw tea does give you a case of the runs if you drink too much. A better tea alternative is finding rhubarb roots or oak tree acorns.

      Wild celery tips can be eaten as well and are usually found growing about shoulder-level along side Hickory trees down here, although wild celery isn't a very common find. What is more common is cactus. Yes, cactus is edible! The red prickly fruits on them are edible and somewhat tasty if cooked right. Cactus juices (also referred to as agave) has been used as a natural sweetener and as a curing agent for many fish dishes in restaurants. The main green parts of a cactus are edible as well, just be sure to run a blade along them to strip the needles off, then skin them carefully to remove the nearly invisible small brown hairs on them that can be very skin-irritating. Also, if eating cactus, make sure you cook it. They are edible raw, but cooking them helps to remove any remaining hairs you may have missed and helps with the very bland, plant-like taste of the specimen.

      I'll make this a 2 part entry, I'll post the second half tomorrow. Right now I'm off to check my fishing lines for breakfast! Hooray for bad ass survival skills!

    • Check my Work Out on Google Earth!

      6 years ago

      Skyboarder77

      Alright, go to these coordinates on Google Earth to check out my grant's oyster reef restoration project. (lat. 30°26'21.05"N. long. 87° 5'27.23"W)

      If you look closely along the shoreline, you can see what appear to be dots lining the shore. Those are fossilized oysters that we have piled up (each pile is several thousand pounds and requires an entire boat trip to make just a single one!) in order tor educe wave action to allow for seagrass growth behind them, and to provide structure for new oyster communities to grow on. The fossilized oysters come from a quarry several miles away from the site, I've found some pretty cool stuff in the mix of them, such as fossilized whale rib! Now, this imagery was taken back in January, so we have actually gone much farther than the extent that is visible on Google Earth.

      Now I only deal with this project on occasion. My primary work is in the seagrass lab, which I will post pictures up of soon!

    • 6 years ago

      Skyboarder77
    • A Brief Flow of Consciousness.

      6 years ago

      Skyboarder77

      Some days you're the bug. Some days you're the windshield. Other days you're the crazy psycho ax murder who bashes in the windshield because u think it's totally &^%*ed up that the poor bug falls victim to the narcissistic windshield who doesn't appear to care about anything other than looking good to other windshields even though that windshield is the real psychotic neurotic bitch who probably never gets laid and is angry and bitter at the world, so her only recourse is to smash poor little bugs...

      On an unrelated note, check out this baby lion seal on Petermann Island in Antarctica! He's adorable!!

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImGWZYY3yeI&feature=related

    • 6 years ago

      Skyboarder77
  • Comments (88)

    • Vaxercon

      6 years ago

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      Full of win!

      • Vaxercon

        6 years ago

        'Twould be creepy after the second morning...

      • Skyboarder77

        6 years ago

        One day I hope the sun actually looks like that. But only for a day.

    • Caiti FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Velvet Scarlatina

      6 years ago

      I miss you!

      • Skyboarder77

        6 years ago

        And here I thought you guys had forgotten about me. I miss our random chat sessions.

    • nightwolf12 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Oh, my appreciation wouldn't go amiss!

    • Vaxercon

      7 years ago

      Well good sir, I would love to see it, however, by wesoming it up in New Zealanad, I'm afraid Youtube sees fit to ban me from viewing this because I'm not American... smiley2.gif

    • nightwolf12 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Unfortunately I can't right now, it's almost 1AM and my house is asleep. smiley6.gif

    • nightwolf12 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Oh, it's an experience I recommend. You'll have a blast, especially with Burnie, he's very witty. smiley1.gif

      Done deal man, first thing I'm doing in the morning is adding you to my Xbox Live friends list! My gamertag is Sgt This. smiley8.gif

    • nightwolf12 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Oooh, that sounds interesting.

      Did you get Battlefield 3 on 360 or PC?

      RTOZ was good fun, I got to bowl with Burnie and Joel. Brandon and Joel also got completely hammered on the 2nd night of the event so they showed up to the 9AM Rooster Teeth panel on Sunday Morning completely hungover. It was good fun socialising and overseeing the event as a volunteer too but all up it was a smashing success. We sold all of our tickets and I think we had almost everyone in attendance on the 2nd night when the RT guys showed up with the exception of one or two people who couldn't make it.

    • nightwolf12 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Great to hear that, hopefully your search in finding an appropriate Aperture Science lab will end up in your favour.
      I look forward to seeing what you mock up! smiley0.gif

    • nightwolf12 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

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    • casmarie

      7 years ago

      They're not real technicians

    • Vaxercon

      8 years ago

      In reply to Skyboarder77, #15:

      That is undeniably awesome beyond all understanding! Now I must track him down eventually...

    • casmarie

      8 years ago

      You can share mine..

    • casmarie

      8 years ago

      Well I'd like to record another podcast some time next week if you're interested

    • robren9

      8 years ago

      how do we have it made? cause it might be a little cheaper to play?

      you want to switch. i would rather be in the sun right now.

    • robren9

      8 years ago

      maybe it was like some improv thing. but still really random.

    • robren9

      8 years ago

      read the epic story. that was some few days. i'm surprised that one chick didnt try to jump in your truck and run away with you. also you got your roomate by the balls now, black mail forever...haha. crap like that never happens around here, too populated. one time, some friends and i were playing airsoft around his property and people called the cops on us. they show up, we immediately stop, guns up. they were cool about it and we kept playing. but i guess the people just saw people running around with guns and panicked...haha.

    • casmarie

      8 years ago

      Easier said than done

    • Vaxercon

      8 years ago

      In reply to Skyboarder77, #13:

      Well then...

    • Vaxercon

      8 years ago

      In reply to Skyboarder77, #11:

      O.o That was still on?

    • casmarie

      8 years ago

      Awesome.

    • Royplayer89 RTX Guardian

      8 years ago

      Hehehehe....

      The game.

    • casmarie

      8 years ago

      Wait a minute.. it seems to obvious now. Of course they're English. "I'm back in Liverpool and everything seems the same". Surprise surprise, they're from Liverpool.. and those accents are very much british

    • casmarie

      8 years ago

      I thought they were Aussies..

    • Caiti FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Velvet Scarlatina

      8 years ago

      Mann! I've been trying to get onto your profile since yesterday! I was at Big Day Out (which is a MASSIVE music festival here in Aus) and I got to see John Butler Trio and not only were they really great, they played that song you posted not too long ago andd they did the Aboriginal acknowledgement! So great.

    • casmarie

      8 years ago

      I've had that song on my iPod for at least a year..

    • casmarie

      8 years ago

      Hail to the king queen, babeh.

    • casmarie

      8 years ago

      Hail to the king queen, babeh.

    • Caiti FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Velvet Scarlatina

      8 years ago

      You cut it!

    • geoff FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      way ahead of ya. been into it for a while now.

    • Vaxercon

      8 years ago

      In reply to Skyboarder77, #9:

      Oh no, I was just surprised at their length, that's all.

    • casmarie

      8 years ago

      That's pretty fascinating, I wouldn't mind hearing more about it.

      Oh and you're welcome to join the podcast, won't be any more recordings for a week or two though

    • Caiti FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Velvet Scarlatina

      8 years ago

      I don't know what Bonaroo is, but that was taken on my phone at Soundwave music festival in Feb this year. It was just as the sun was going down and all the emos sat in the fields lol. It was abouttt 43 degrees Celsius that day though, so I don't entirely blame them.

    • casmarie

      8 years ago

      It sure did. The second one is here and don't forget to check out my latest journal for the special christmas edition.

    • Vaxercon

      8 years ago

      In reply to Skyboarder77, #7:

      Very true. smiley0.gif

    • Vaxercon

      8 years ago

      In reply to Skyboarder77, #5:

      Snowing? As IF!!!

      We get a nice hot summer Christmas in li'l old New Zealand every year. It's kinda cool to have a Christmas dinner while roasting on the barbie. (BBQ)

    • Caiti FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Velvet Scarlatina

      8 years ago

      What are you referring to exactly? My RT profile coolcaiti or my video chats or ?

    • nightwolf12 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

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    • SocialistYam

      8 years ago

      Right on!

      The man can suck on that, eh?

    • casmarie

      8 years ago

      They probably did, haha, I've forgotten who asked what

    • casmarie

      8 years ago

      Absolutely, the cast changes all the time.. ok so I've only done two so far.. well editing the second one right now. But the plan is to have a rotating cast

    • casmarie

      8 years ago

      lol its no worry, everyone has something they're passionate about, can't fault you for that. That's the problem with dreams, you only have so much time to fulfill them, but in your case even a halfilled dream wouldn't be so bad :)

    • casmarie

      8 years ago

      I harbour no resentment towards them, nor do I consider them evil. I think they're beautiful creatures, but it's the canine family that were in my childhood nightmares. So it's purely psychological for me at the least

    • casmarie

      8 years ago

      Huh. It'd certainly be interesting, though to me wolves are a thing of nightmares.. I guess all things you handle are smiley3.gif

    • casmarie

      8 years ago

      That sounds like pretty interesting stuff. I can see where it'd come in handy in Australia, such as the rainforests in Tasmania.

      What's it like working with wolves?

    • casmarie

      8 years ago

      Working on them? What do you do/study?

      Australia is definitely full of all the dangerous things you could possibly want to touch then.. from our oceans all the way to our desserts, you'll find something that wants to kill you.

    • casmarie

      8 years ago

      Your profile pic hasn't changed for me yet.. cept on your page..

      Try living in Australia with something like 9 of the worlds top 10 deadly snakes...

    • casmarie

      8 years ago

      I believe you :P It's happened to the best of us.

      Also, that snake picture keeps creeping me out

    • casmarie

      8 years ago

      When I saw that I had 7 new comments I knew it had to be a fail smiley6.gif

    • Caiti FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Velvet Scarlatina

      8 years ago

      You totally did miss it!

    • Caiti FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Velvet Scarlatina

      8 years ago

      We're still on now! tinychat.com/coolcaiti#

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