How to Download Entire Pinterest Boards Easily

Downloadmyboard.com web interface

Downloadmyboard.com web interface

Please note that as of Dec 2014, this NO LONGER WORKS due to a security setting change on Pinterest. I’ll leave it here in case the creators of Download Your Board figures out a way to get around that. Until then, I don’t know of a reliable option for downloading entire Pinterest boards. Sorry.

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This is useful for Pinterest users and non-users alike, basically anyone who might care to grab a collection of pictures that have been gathered on a Pinterest board, in one quick swoop. How and why you use it, whether to backup, steal, borrow, translate to another format like presentation, etc. is up to you. It’s just an awesome tool providing a magnificent service.

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Hey (fat) Girl Friend, Wanna Be My Bridesmaid (so I can look thin)?

Here’s definitely something to think about the next time you are at a wedding, or see someone’s wedding pictures!

On July 6, the Daily Telegraph in the UK ran a story about how one-third of engaged British women in a survey by Slim Fast admitted they would choose an overweight friend for a bridesmaid to make them look better (i.e. thinner) on their wedding day (and the photos from that day that would be cherished as long as the marriage lasts).

OH MY!!!

That was my first reaction. Insecurity and vanity have gone to new heights! While I’m sure this is nothing new after thinking about it, just the thought shocked me… though I’m not a woman so that would go far to explain why. I did know about women having bigger purses to make them look thinner, tight stuff to hold it in, curved lines to fool the eyes on actual size and shapes of their bodies, having an uglier friend be their “wingman” out on the town so they’d look more attractive (guys do the same thing though not me), etc. But this was way above and beyond that for me because this threw out true friendships for obesity!

OUCH!!!

That was my second reaction. If this ever really got out, every woman who will ever get asked, or not asked, to be a bridesmaid, is probably going to think about this reason as a possibility first. If she didn’t get asked, the reaction might be just a slight snark. If she did get asked, especially when she didn’t think she was among the bride’s top 3-5 friends, she might be outright insulted. Now, I know brides also take bridesmaids from her family or the groom’s family, too, to include them in the wedding party a little more. But hey, now there is a great excuse to eliminate some thin friends without telling them the truth about how insecure you were!

Just the thought you could have been included or excluded among the bridesmaids for your weight is just NASTY!!!

Now, this “one third” group is just those who admitted it! I wonder how many didn’t admit it???

And how many who would undoubtedly be in self-denial about it?

Come on. People are in denial about all sorts of ludicrous things. That’s why admitting you have a problem is truly the first step towards solving it… whether it’d be addiction or something light and simple.

Worse, what do you think those rates would be in America these days, where obesity is literally an epidemic?

Literally means statistically cause they’ve got far more than enough numbers to prove it!

Good Lord!

There were a few other eye opening details from this survey, like how brides diet before their wedding and such. However, they weren’t surprising to me. People, men and women, do all kinds of crap to their bodies that are far worse, and friendships were not at stake here.

There was also a result about how the women surveyed said buying a new outfit boosted their confidence. Hey, you think marketers don’t know this when they advertise to women? And don’t give me the “that’s BRITISH women” or “that doesn’t apply to me” stuff. If it didn’t, the woman is uncommon, if not rarer than that. Too bad the odds are she’s probably not nearly as uncommon as she thinks she is there. That uniqueness affliction is true for all humans as many psychology studies have shown. Also refer to note above on “denial”.

But I especially loved the 40% who said new shoes made them feel better about their appearance. Maybe so, but if that feeling better has anything to do with men looking at them, and a lot of it is, let me share the news the men aren’t likely looking at their feet if the men were checking them over! The eyes stop far above the feet!

That’s enough of all that for now, though. It’s plenty to chew on. But maybe you’d like to answer a couple of these questions knowing results from that SlimFast survey. This is not meant to be scientific or anything. Just throwing some thoughts out there in hopes the people who respond would be honest, and seeing what comes back.

If the Sim Fast survey were correct and you’ve had a chance to be in more than 3 bridesmaid parties in the past 5 years or so, statistics say you should probably answer “yes”.

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If the Slim Fast survey were accurate, and you have 3 or more married female friends whose wedding you have attended, statistics say you would probably answer “yes”. Let’s see if the men’s opinion differ from the women’s below. Don’t tell your friends if you answered “yes”, though, cause you know they’ll ask you which friend/s prompted the answer. For women who like to gossip, and there are many who do, this could be “fun” (aka nasty) gossip!

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If the Slim Fast survey were accurate, and you have 3 or more married female friends whose wedding you have attended, statistics say you would probably answer “yes”. Compare to the men’s results above. Don’t tell your friends if you answered “yes”, though, cause you know they’ll ask you which friend/s prompted the answer. For women who like to gossip, and there are many who do, this could be “fun” (aka nasty) gossip!

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Transformers G1 and Movie Facebook Friends Tagging Meme Posters

At the bottom are four Facebook friends tagging memes of the Transformers.

The top one is from the movie Revenge of the Fallen, while the others are from the old so-called Transformers G1 (Generation 1) cartoons. I grew up with the G1 set, but that is not why I like it more. There is just way too much detail in the new robots. There aren’t easy faces to recognize and all their parts are so detailed it looks like one good punch and the whole robot would fall apart.

The middle one is of G1 Transformers, Autobots and Decepticons.

The third one is of G1 Autobots.

The bottom one is of G1 Decepticons, to tag your BAD friends with.

The graphics used for the G1 tagging poster is from Botch’s Transformers Box Art Archive, probably the greatest collection of Transformers cartoons out there! Wow! I can spend days on that site! The detail and completeness of the collection is phenomenal, although I’d have added a bit more punch to many of the scans (i.e. a tad more contrast and saturation). However, if you’re thinking of introducing this site to your kids, just be warned that there is at least a smattering of expletives there which I have come across. That’s not so much my criticism as something to take note since I am directing people to the site.

If you would like to use the poster below for tagging your Facebook friends, please:

  • Click on the Transformers poster you want below to get it at full size.
  • Right click on that picture and save to your computer.
  • Upload it to your Facebook profile.
  • Tag your friends.

Please click here for a complete list of over 100 Facebook picture tagging memes on this site with which you can use for fun with your friends.

Please click here to see all the Transformers products (Generation One and Movie) on this site, which include:

  • Avatars, buddy icons and Facebook profile pictures
  • Collectible Trading Cards (print like regular 6″ x 4″ photo)
  • Facebook tagging pictures
  • Posters (18″ x 24″)
  • Wallpapers of many sizes


Movie Transformers

from left to right…

Top row:
Sideswipe (wild), Starscream (wannabe), Megatron (powerful), Ravage (sneaky)

Bottom row:
Skids (hyper), Mudflap (southpaw), Ironhide (tough), Fallen (evil)

Generation One (G1) Cartoon Transformers

from left to right, alternating between Autobots and Decepticons…

Top row:
Prowl (good), Bruticus (brutal), Wheeljack (reliable), Thundercracker (noisy), Sideswipe (risky), Soundwave (shady)

Second row:
Shockwave (power hungry), Bumblebee (feisty), Galvatron (powerful), Jazz (cool), Cyclonus (nasty), Optimus Prime (mighty)

Third row:
Jetfire (fast), Bombshell (crazy), Mirage (sneaky), Predaking (mean), Ultra-magnus (tough), Starscream (annoying)

Bottom row:
Ravage (unpredictable), Metroplex (big), Devastator (destructive), Hound (observant), Megatron (evil), Trailbreaker (smart).

I left out Ironhide and Ratchet, two popular G1 and new movie characters, because their old robot forms were just ugly! If you want to know more about any of these characters, Adam Botch, on his site, has the box scans. Wikipedia even has lots more information and a Google search, sometimes with the word “transformers” added to the name, should get you the page as the first or second search result.

Generation One (G1) Cartoon Autobots

from left to right…

Top row:
Prowl (good), Inferno (fearless), Wheeljack (reliable), Tracks (vain), Sideswipe (risky), Ultra-magnus (tough)

Second row:
Ramhorn (bad-tempered), Bumblebee (feisty), Sludge (slow), Blaster (groovy), Smokescreen (deceptive), Optimus Prime (mighty)

Third row:
Jetfire (fast), Omega Supreme (brave), Mirage (sneaky), Jazz (cool), Sunstreaker (self-centered), Topspin (determined)

Bottom row:
Hound (observant), Metroplex (big), Bluestreak (chatty), Skids (dreamer), Rodimus Prime (impatient), Trailbreaker (smart)

Generation One (G1) Cartoon Decepticons

from left to right…

Top row:
Bombshell (crazy), Bruticus (brutal), Thrust (aggressive), Predaking (tough), Thundercracker (noisy), Blitzwing (cruel)

Second row:
Shockwave (power hungry), Laserbeak (feisty), Galvatron (powerful), Ramjet (stubborn), Cyclonus (nasty), Soundwave (shady)

Third row:
Skywarp (sneaky), Octane (mean), Kickback (dirty), Astrotrain (confusing), Frenzy (tiny), Starscream (annoying)

Bottom row:
Ravage (unpredictable), Menasor (intimidating), Dirge (creepy), Devastator (destructive), Megatron (evil), Shrapnel (sadistic).

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