30 September 2005
-- fab, bitchy pic blog
San Francisco–based Mechatters! Do you want to see Richart Thompson in two hours at the Fillmore? I have an extra ticket. If you email me within, say, one hour, with your phone number, I will arrange to meet you at around 9:30ish and give said ticket to you.
Off to Capture a Flag
See you! wish me luck!
As kenko would say, this
is a song you can listen to.→Read more...
Get Out Yer Hankies!
Here's one of the most shameless tearjerkers of all time
. It never (especially after a few beers) fails to make me get misty. I'm sure you have some, too.
Maybe you already knew, but this is the best lyrics site I've ever found. And trust me, I've been looking for a while.
The test results are in!→Read more...
Every journey begins
with a chubby footstep. Quicktime, 48MB
Radio Dodgy. For a limited time. I got some new CDs today so I'm celebrating. Come by IRC and make some requests (or here).
This morning and every morning... →Read more...
Top 10 Worst Movie Sex Scenes
according to Manchester Online. I haven't seen any of these movies except Showgirls, which I've tried to blank from my mind.
Get Me A Clue Filter: Having trouble finding a site that explains how to add tabs to a web site.
Read yourself Raw.
and recommended pages
for comics artists and their work.
with abominable midi. I've sung most of these uncounted times, except the Mormon ones that I've never heard of.
is Microsoft's marketing campaign for the next-generation-defining console Xbox 360. Origen is also the oddly designed website of the same name.
Origen currently contains a tree surrounded by cute little bunny rabbits.
As time has passed, the tree has sprouted mysterious looking fruit.
The worst movie title ever.
With the worst cast of characters.
A question about pirates →Read more...
Music for your freaky Friday.
Even if you think you don't like Ween, you should give this one a shot.
Japanese Movies Abound!
The Japanese Quick Time.com is a great source for inspiration
The shining redux
a feel good movie for the whole family!
Everything That Creeps
Creepy but beautiful (to me anyway) dioramas and sculptures by California artist Elizabeth McGrath
. My only gripe is that the pictures of the shadowboxes are a bit too small.
(Flash site, small bit of music when the gallery first loads)
I am just a little bit hungry →Read more...
29 September 2005
Giant ship model
1/10 Yamato scale model at Kure city
Length 86.29 ft. It's the perfect size for your navy. If your navy is made entirely of cats.
I still don't like Bunny Head. →Read more...
How many of these have you read?
The Yankees Are Coming!
Nothing roils Boston like a visit from the despised — and dreaded — New Yorkers (Yankees Suck
To say the least -- this should be an intense final weekend of the regular baseball season
with the Yankees
facing off against the Red Sox
at Fenway Park
Are guys allowed
to do the penis
Cool me off, I'm soooooo hot. →Read more...
Existensial Question. Why is the bus so more depressing than the subway?
How many of you have successfully quit smoking?→Read more...
you might not know about Rock and Roll, some of which might not even be right.
I reckon it's time for a new desktop thread. here's mine!
I thought of while reading the "Ten Things" thread.→Read more...
I need help. (Speculations on what sort of help not necissarily needed.)
How deliciously absurd!
So, one of the ten things you now know about me is that I'm taking a cooking class, and in last night's class, there was in interesting divide amongst the students... →Read more...
How do people with only one sink
do their dishes?→Read more...
as described by google image search. Yours?
I hereby wish quonsar a happy birthday. And bestow upon him all privileges and rights appertaining to another year successfully stood down.
28 September 2005
Surreal photography [some NSFW]
flash + resizing of window + clowns + the odd elk
You know that squid theme we were discussing?
I think it got loose and broke MeFi:
While trying to retrieve the URL: http://metatalk.metafilter.com/
The following error was encountered:
* Zero Sized Reply
Squid did not receive any data for this request.
I just watched Field of Dreams again and I'm bawling like a baby. "Hey dad? Wanna have a catch?" "I'd like that."
MetaChat, Please Advise
Now that I am getting my condo, I am looking at furnishings. I really really like this
rug. It is white. Am I doomed?→Read more...
What's a penis? I've been seeing the word penis around here lately. What does it mean? Please explain it to a non-english speaker (moi). Danke!
I just got suckered into joining a gym. I may as well use it to work on the 'ol bod. I will load every song you suggest for motivational purposes onto my Muvo for the first session. Merci!
Specklet in SF. Oct 13-16. Who wants to organize activities?
Who says we have to wear clothes? I believe Greeks believe in being natural or "without clothes". This artwork states, "Who says we have to wear clothes?".→Read more...
10 Things You Don't Know About Me →Read more...
Because it'll make me feel good...
Some selections from Ronnie Spector
, the Queen Of Rock 'N' Roll.→Read more...
I am working from home today So I effectively have 3 more hours in the day (gained from my lack of commute). What wonderful things can I do in that time?
let's hold hands on the porch swing →Read more...
I am now officially a man...
Huddle up! Okay, what's the game plan?
Can I remind everyone that we’re all out of MeCha wine bottles and now have to use metal cylinders instead? Can you please modify your packaging labels accordingly? We can’t afford to have a boxed theme this early before the hollidays.
"Work In Progress"
from Industrial Light & Magic. In a workshop built by Terry Gilliam, two peculiar inventors squabble over their latest creation. What’s more important, concept or implementation? Quicktime link
may take time to load, worth the wait
Can I change the title of the post below to force mandatory compliance with today's theme?
Odd Elk Knot
Aww, the Todd N Lokken MeTa Thread has been deleted. Remember folks, Todd N. Lokken is straight up gangster
Can I change my underwear? →Read more...
27 September 2005
Can I change my username? →Read more...
I deleted about 20 goofball answers...
in the Chinese Finger Trap AskMe Thread. Please put deleted goofball answers here, as well as any answers that were too goofball to even try to post...
I just found $3000... →Read more...
PEOPLE WITH STUPID NAMES I HAVE KNOWN
Your starter for 10:
- Helmut Boner (IBM Employee)
- Stella T. Krzelj (also IBM Employee)
- Semon Kokhlov (semen cocklove)
Apologies to our latest wine label artists.
I was a bit tardy updating the most recent emcee additions! I suck. But I'm drinking seanyboy's bunny brew
right now, and it's delicious! (PS: a couple more days left, if anyone wants to send me any more.)
The Stones Return... →Read more...
Where the ladies at?
I can rarely remember who is a lady-woman and who is a gentle-man here. I mean I'm usually pretty sure, but then when it comes time to post I am suddenly filled with panic and self doubt, and end up with akwark gender avoiding constructions (like here
). So anyway, can we get, like, blue homme
and little pink femme
and little.. I dunno, green other/unspecified icons beside user names? →Read more...
The document contains no data. Most annoying error message ever?
The Metafilter Drinking Game →Read more...
Bill Watterson Interviewed
by Fans From Around the World (via Bookslut
Chairman of the Bored Halp! Work is boring, and they're working on the roof right over my head, so any time I even start to get in to the grove, someone drops a hammer or industrial air-conditioner right above my head jolting me out of it. Also I work in a cube farm and someone who gets a lot of calls has his cell phone ringer set to a midi version of AC/DC's Thunderstruck.
Guh. Photoshop experts, please help:
Weird colorspace issues in PhotoshopCS. I would have figured some folks would be all over that AskMe post. Can you help? Answer here or there, either.
Inspired by quonsar's streaming yesterday I'm trying a stream from here. Anyone able to try it out?→Read more...
Seattle Ethiopian Food Meetup - again
Please rsvp in the MetaTalk thread, since spinifex needs to tell the restaurant how many peeps are coming.
New DJ mix!
Clicky, stompy, crunchy techno.
Greetings, my friend. We are all interested in the future
, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives.
Ramones, Pixies, Elvis Costello, R.E.M., Emmylou Harris, Jerry Garcia, and many other hi-res jpegs.
I love Natalie Dee.
Share who you love.
Did you know that Pat Robertson can leg press 2000 pounds
? It must be all the pancakes
Music from that 80's quiz thread →Read more...
I'm going to tear my ears off in a minute.
My coworker (the one with the perfume) has a radio at her desk.→Read more...
in 30 seconds, re-enacted by bunnies.→Read more...
In honor of Google's 7th birthday, I invite you to post your favorite crappy animated Happy Birthday gif found via Google's image search.
AskMecha: Keyboard options...
I am making so many typos lately and I'm really struggling wit this Dell-issued keyboard. →Read more...
33 day countdown with bunnies
Strange thing from Xbox and AKQA (yes it's some sort of ad - bewarned!)
. People all over are reporting on changes, bunny-movements and speculating
what will happen when the countdown is finished (all over the web. All I wanna know is, what's with the bunnies?
. . .
you know what to do...
Help with OS X's Mail App →Read more...
Object Lesson [via] Heatwole's
wonderful link blog Campheatwole
, damn why doesn't he post?
This is a song you can listen to.
It is by a group called "Red Pocket".
Cooking with metachat!
I was bored tonight.
So I made a cookbook blog of all the killer amazing recipes everyone has posted.
Oh, and I finally stopped being so lazy and typed up one of mine. →Read more...
26 September 2005
Inspired by LeeJay's good news- What funny stuff does your family do?
My Dad would occassionally come downstairs in the morning wearing shirt, tie, suit jacket, socks, shoes, carrying a brief case and wearing hideous plaid boxer shorts- no pants. He'd say, "I'm off to work, kids. I've got the worst feeling that I've forgotten something..."
be the first on your block! limited time offer! the qTunes® shoutcast stream!
From The Big & Dumb Department
The guitar riffs are ham-fisted, the drums lumber and shamble along like drunken rhinos, and the lyrics range from dunderheaded to savantish.→Read more...
A good way to threaten somebody is to light a stick of dynamite. Then you call the guy and hold the burning fuse up to the phone. "Hear that?" you say. "That's dynamite, baby."
I'm stuck on level 11
It's a game! crazy!
An incontinents of yellowlegs
and other collective nouns for birds.
What do you get
if you combine grandiose, Jim Steinman-sized rock ambitions with decidedly English-as-a-second-language lyrics?→Read more...
Grief Bacon and Dragon Fodder
Looking for that perfect word? It may just not be in your language...
Cigars all around!
I know this could potentially be a GYOBFW sort of thing but I'm so excited I just had to share. I'm going to be an aunt! →Read more...
Ok, talk to you later.
So many have you have shared lovely music. Would you please go back through your old posts and link them here? I'm a lazy Specklet, and don't want to miss anything.
It's Not The End Of The World
by Super Furry Animals. I'd forgotten just how great this song is - it's beautiful man.
Any MeChatters in the Cleve, OH area? We need all the members we can get for a meetup.
Iron & Wine and Calexico
at the Warfield on 10/19→Read more...
Bugger off with your coochie coos! "Who's a little bunnykin" you say? Take that bunnykin and stick it where the sun don't shine!
Eggplant (Aubergine) Gratin:
One of my favorite recipes. Since I went through all the trouble to type it for this AskMe
, I thought I'd also share it here. You got any recipes you wanna throw into the pot?→Read more...
I've never been to Germany and don't know much about this little crosswalk fella
except that he's determined and jaunty and inexplicably cheering. Tra la la.
no more rss? looks like the MeCha rss and atom feeds have been down since sometime on sunday.
Help me find some fabric- →Read more...
Wood that works [flash]
I don't know if I like these or not. The patterns are mesmerising but I think the novelty would soon wear off.
Updates, please! →Read more...
25 September 2005
Quick and dirty
IQ test, that is.
Ask MetaChat: Do you use Flash on a Mac?
I'm looking for Flash Mac users (with a single or double button mouse) to help me with a simple operating system specific test. It would only take a few minutes of your time and I'd really appreciate it if you could help.
All instructions are contained within the FLA
. You'll need MX 2004 or greater to open the file. The code is not malicious. If you decide to help, please reply to this thread showing your interest.
What is "the Divide" in Willa Cather's O Pioneers
and On the Divide
If you were to write, say, a 2-3 page (non-research) paper on anything having to do with Machiavelli's The Prince
tonight, what would it be about?
Even less evil? Magnatune
was previously mentioned on MetaFilter
, and was pretty well received. Now they have gone a step further and are allowing you to share with your friends (a bit) the music you buy from them.
Listen closely - that sound you hear? It just may be the winds of change don't hold your breath, though
I dreamed last night
that DaShiv bought us all tickets to a Dodgers game, and mudpuppie, gaspode, Fris, and I were especially invited (because DaShiv loves us Metachat geek girls).→Read more...
- I've been playing with this for the last few minutes, anyone else want to help find words that have unique results?
What's Your Blog Worth?
"Some bloggers have sold their blogs to outside firms eager to gain access to the audiences these blogs attract. What's your blog worth to potential buyers? It depends on what you're saying and who's reading."
I hereby declare
that MetaChat will no longer be bunny-themed, but rather squid-themed.→Read more...
While My Ukelele Gently Weeps
[quicktime]. Stay for the solo. More here
Giant pink bunny
is, I think, implied.
Getty's Looted Art,
Museum attorneys say half the masterpieces in its antiquities collection can be traced to suspect dealers. Italy seeks return of 42 items.
There's been some changes to the code around here. You shouldn't notice anything apart from a slight speed increase. Let me know if you see any errors or weird behaviour. Thanks.
Do you feel lucky, punk?
Now this is lucky!
A manager who was saved by his mobile phone during an armed robbery has re-opened his jewellery shop. A gunman had aimed a bullet at Darren Prior's chest, but the bullet smashed into the phone which was in his inside jacket pocket, missing the 23-year-old by inches.
Link points to a video concluding the article
The #metachat list seems not to be working.
How will anyone ever know that I'm there, waiting?
RAIN FROM RITA IS FALLING ON MY YARD
24 September 2005
I am a little teapot, short and stout. That is all.
* bats eyelashes, gives come-hither look *
(flash) - Click on the people.→Read more...
Ask Mecha Help me buy a Tablet PC. [mi]
Not just one song...
some great stuff on there. Free to play, register to download.
right now im loving Lo fi fnk - Change channel
Smak blap indeed.
Gonna Fly Now!
Pips says that when she hears this song coming through the speakers, she knows she's gonna wander into my room and find me shadowboxing or running in place. I admit it, it gets me pumped. It probably has to do with being part Italian-American, and the son of a big boxing fan (The amazing film Ring Of Fire
has a similar effect for the same reason). But the scene where he runs up the steps, and after the fight when he calls out for "Adrian!!" always has me a bit verklempt. I know Stallone has been more or less a total tool since, but he won my heart with this movie
. I'm sure you have your corny favorites, too, so I pay tribute to mine.
"Every once in a while a film comes along that changes our perceptions so much that cinema history thereafter has to arrange itself around it."Trailer
PopStation2 Video Review
Stunt Double for the PSP
Santo: El Enmascarado de Plata (a fotonovela)
Though I don't speak spanish I found this pretty awesome. And no more posts from me today, I promise!
Help! OS X not accepting login password →Read more...
iCommentary iCommentary is a hastily-named Application (Written in Applescript Studio) that uses Mplayer and LAME to rip DVD audio tracks to MP3, and (optionally) place them in your iTunes library.
Thank you, Adam Kempa
AN ENTIRE TREE HAS LITERALLY FALLEN, TUCKER! →Read more...
It's Gumbo Day at Casa Taz!
Kids, be happy! I'm making my world famous voodoo gumbo today... And here's where I'll share my personal recipe. →Read more...
I'm going to a wedding! So everyone think good thoughts for my very nervous friends Chuck and Alyce!
They went to high school together, and she's finally making an honest man out of him.
I guess I'm late to the party as per usual, but this looks like a pretty smart idea to me. Explanation here
and how to "install" here
The word of the day is Server Error!
Good morning boys and girls! Can you say, "The server response could not be read because of an error?"
I knew you could
The hunt for black light scorpions →Read more...
Dance like there's ass in your pants.
What's your favorite danceable song? The linked one is my favorite, Fela Kuti's "Jeun Ko Ku (Chop 'n' Quench)."
hot crusty baguettes.
Like you had anything better to do on a Friday night.
23 September 2005
Uh... So can I just post... anything? Like, even this? Or am I about to get bunnynated?
for our resident handbag fetishists. : >
Mecha mix-up. Did I miss the last one? When's the next one?
Sad country music songs make me cry Does that make me gay, or a lush, or what? For example, He Stopped Loving Her Today can make me tear up so much I have to pull over to the side of the road until my eyes clear.
An obscure component manufacturer
somewhere in the Pacific Rim announces a major order for some bleeding-edge piece of technology that could conceivably become part of an expensive, digital-lifestyle-enhancing nerd toy.
Boobies, too! [sfw]
Look, I know it's late in the day
and all, so you probably won't bother,→Read more...
Image Retrieval Question: HELP! →Read more...
Dog Sauce Dogs being renowned for being picky eaters
I'd rather have chicken friend chicken...
Little space bugs on Titan eat Acetylene?
Also you might want to read Titan by Stephen Baxter, which in more ways than one is looking less like Sci-Fi and more like a long magazine article that fell into a time machine.
turn around, bright eyes--
i woke up to this a few weeks ago (missed the bonnie tyler part) but give me their genie in a bottle, baby--
Giant pink bunny
errected on hillside by Viennese art group Gelatin.
Why software sucks (And what to do about it)
Perfect timing: I've been banging my head against a wall for the past few days because of sucky software.
Dangit Thinkgeek (et al web-shops)
, I hate paying customs fees on gifts
sent to me!→Read more...
You know those times when the lights go out
just briefly, maybe an eighth of a second? It happened at the courthouse today and it sparked an old thought I had when I was growing up.→Read more...
22 September 2005
Barbie's Nightmare Human Ken doll
crafted from over 30 surgeries costing nearly a quarter million dollars.
Note to Firefox users: You should look to upgrade to 1.0.7 as soon as you can as a nasty exploit is currently out there.
This has been a public service announcement
Pink Bunny Invades Italy
Plans to settle down for 20 years or so, or until the furries find her, whichever happens first.
Penis. (Must. Continue. Trend.)
Desert Island Books When I moved countries, I took 2 packs worth of stuff with me to start the new life. I decided I had to limit myself to 5 books (out of my many hundreds). Which 5 books would you take with you to a new country?
I vote for Vampire Bunnies.
Like Matt says (follow the link...) - pirates are tired. But according to the commenters in the thread, so are zombies, vikings, robots, cowboys, ninjas, unicorns, cows, and monkeys. So what's left? Only Vampire Bunnies, because we can't make fun of gypsies anymore.
and SQUABDUCKCHICKEY!!! Hurry before we're sold out!
21 September 2005
Lost! Season Premiere : who else is getting their emotions fucked with by JJ Abrams?
Thanks to Mr. Davis's comment
I've been reading through some old MetaTalk posts
(only a few months before I started lurking). Very entertaining.→Read more...
Move Over Rapping Granny
... make way for Hassle The Hoff
It is being reported that Ice-T
will be producing David Hasselhoff
's first hip-hop album.
Ice-T is said to be convinced that the 51-year-old Knight Rider
actor can take on the biggest names in rap.
What next? Shit The Shat(ner)
, some abstract art
, some impossible art
, and a thoughtful article
on the subject of "Tolkein: FICTION OR REALITY?". Peace 'n' joy.
Pop [some NSFW adverts]
. How do they get these shots. Is it all in the timing?
I love you people. I mean it. This place brings me so much joy. With bunnies!
I just had to say it. Hope you don't mind.
You can't make an omelet without breaking a few mirrors.
(Skittles Ad, video, etc, etc)
Warm fuzzy thread, for those who might need it today.
I need some fishing line. →Read more...
Some basic Tom Cruse Gossip, but I found the end of this article helarious.
What do you wish you could do? I wish I could control my temper sometimes. I wish I could trust that things will work out.
Ghost Stories! Anyone here ever seen one? ...or some other unexplained phenomenon/event?
The Archimedes Palimpsest.
If you were putting together a palimpsest, to be unearthed and restored in the far future, what (of your work or the work of others) would you hide?
The most ginormous bunny ever!
No, really. 200 feet long. Huge.
20 September 2005
What can you do? I can recite the prologue to the Canterbury Tales in its original Middle English. I can also name all the colors in Joseph's Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and tie a cherry stem in a knot with my tongue.
What can you do?
Oh my God... The Environmental Protection Agency's new rules on human testing, which the agency said last week would "categorically" protect children and pregnant women from pesticide testing, include numerous exemptions -- including one that specifically allows testing of children who have been "abused and neglected" . . .
More About Beer Katrina™, The Drink?
-- Louisiana lawyers in sleazy bid to cash in on deadly hurricane.
I hear a tiny clinking and a meager "meow."
If this story doesn't make you all teary-eyed you are a BAD BUNNY!
What is it called when one adds an extra syllable to a word. For example, "alcomahol", "saxamaphone".
This comment by scody
reminded me of a wonderully haunting and poignant paragraph in the prologue of the classic Anglo-Catholic take on inter-war upper class England.
This really, really sucks.
Apparently I'm not the only one who thinks so
. (Check out the poll to the side, too.)
Weee-ner-neee, nee neener neener noo; Ka-kang, grap; ka-dung dung, grap. Mo nock nock nee-aa-wing, boo lack-ka-bow, deedle do back-kack-ka kow back ka dranna, wanna, no; doo-dalitt-da doo-dackachanackacha-chackacha-bomp. Da-Daaaaaaaaa, a, a.... Bomp!
New for the Metachat shop!
"Bunnies" baseball shirts are now available in the US store. Europeans will have to swear on a stack of bibles that they'll buy one if they want it available in the European store. Also available from the US store
and the Euro store
- Dingle T-Shirts and mugs Thanks me3dia
- Metachat Logo stuff
- Vampire Zombie Bunny Army stuff Thanks mudpuppie
- The KKK Took My Bunny Away stuff
- Shoutout Hotpants Thanks dame
- Meh clock [Cafepress in a choice of flavours: Vanilla or Bunny] Thanks Capn
Does this remind anyone of anything? →Read more...
Does love level all ranks? Is it officially your opinion that love is a platform upon which all ranks meet? Even if the object of your affections occupies a station in the lower middle class?
Worst would-be cult-leader ever!
Intense eyes: check.
Speaking slowly so they hang on your every word: check.
Charisma, ideas: ...
From Yum to Yecchhhhh
Have you found in your life authors that you've enjoyed when younger that you presently dislike/loathe/despise now that you are older?→Read more...
19 September 2005
Google maps and Wikipedia come together.
by Bret Easton Ellis
This is a work of fiction. All of the characters, incidents, and dialogue, except for incidental references to public figures, products, or services, are imaginary and are not intended to refer to any living persons or to disparage any company's products or services.
A Little Miracle: the power went out...
Share a small miracle that happened to you today.→Read more...
Giant Monument Erected In Honor of Metachat
An enormous pink bunny
has been erected on an Italian mountainside
where it will stay for the next 20 years.
For reasons pertaining to national security, the CIA has to erase your identity and relocate you. You are asked to choose an entirely new name. What do you pick?
Let's hear it for the Stones!
Kidney stones, that is.→Read more...
Whoah, whoah! Weird weather! One minute everything is perfectly still and quiet as I was sitting here in the heat with my fan blowing... and the next moment things are banging around on the balcony and outside the building, and all the doors and windows in the apartment are slamming shut. It's twilight here, and the sky is this totally weird illuminated flat grey color... Very strange. Also the lights are flickering from time to time... So I might be losing you here any second. Good thing Greece is totally not a hurricane/tornado zone...
Ask Mecha (not about Caractacus's uniform) How can I play a .wmv (Windows Media) movie on a Mac (Tiger OS)? Will any of the built-in apps do it? Can I avoid installing the official Windows player for Mac?
18 September 2005
Just back from the movies...
and I think I finally have a way to describe how I feel about the Bush jr. presidency as a whole. I call it "The Aristocrats
Have you seen the movie? What did you think? And hell -- is it playing anywhere near you? (I know it's been banned in certain places)
Each puzzle has a little surprise in it!
(I bought one today!)
--because the Emmys aren't that wonderful at all...
wtf? I've tried to post a poem two or three times and i get this:
Post not publicly published: skipping trackback, pingback and blog pings...
Hope me...i really want you all to read this poem.
Part Lego part dilbert they're cute. Remember you are the boss. Right,I think I will go and do the personality test now : ) Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
17 September 2005
in da hizzle, fo shizzle.
Because I'm Hanging Around Being Lazy:
The Big Five Personality Test
. I found it via this
, which is a bookmark on my loaner computer.→Read more...
I am bored. In this thread, good people of Metachat, I do humbly importune you to entertain me. I know that you are equal to the challenge.
Ask Mecha: I have to put together a list of fights historical. Rather arbitrarily, I want to limit the list chronologically -- starting from the first Athenian victory of the Persian Wars, in which a Greek soldier ran over twenty miles back to Athens with news of the victory, and ending Napoléon's last battle.
Oh, and I need to list these fights in order categorical. Can Mecha help me?
Happy Natl Day of Prayer & Remembrance ok! →Read more...
16 September 2005
I'm a monument to a good ass gone under. RED LIP
Seventeen years later I sat down on a rock. It was under a tree next to an old abandoned shack that had a sheriff's notice nailed lie a funeral wreath to the front door.
Things in rubbers
Sorry, no bunnies (unless pig tongue
You can learn a lot about someone
from their handwriting
. Let's see yours.
What's your favorite/best way to find cheap airfare? I'm a total n00b when it comes to jetsetting.
Navigate your birthdate, surround yourself with colour!
I say "awesome" way too much. What do you say that you kind of wish you didn't?
A quick reminder:
Don't forget your contribution for the Metachat book!
What is your all-time favorite cartoon?
(Show And/Or Episode)
1-800-588-2300 →Read more...
15 September 2005
Wow, I didn't find the apocalypse too crunchy! Mispeakings. (avocado in this case)
Somebody come talk. On preview: Cool, it's January 1, 2000 again! There's so fuckin' much I'd like to do differently.
Thanks, dogdy and taz! You're the best!→Read more...
Homeless quonsar poses intergalactic mystery
Or at least that's what I thought
the headline said at first glance. I think my made up one fits tho, except for the homeless bit.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the gallery
of online galleries.→Read more...
Iceland Woos America With Lamb and Skyr
: Whole Foods will start selling traditional Icelandic delicacies. I recommend trying the skyr, it's DELICIOUS.
omgomg Britney had her baby!!!
And I could care less. Let's talk about... bunnies!
A PC Mod
for all the lonely nerds. (NSFW & via
New York mini meetup next week anyone?
I have landed a short courier gig to New York next week. Anyone for beers Tuesday or Wednesday evening? →Read more...
Is this for real?
And here's the Reuters photo
You have a particle cannon. You can use it to destroy...→Read more...
Site Testing Some folk have said that when they post a comment they just get a blank screen. If you've had this problem then please comment in this thread and hopefully it should now work.
14 September 2005
I don't need no stinking treadmill...
Fat? I'm not fat...just a little elephantine. Who ever saw a trim and toned elephant anyway?
I wish I could find another book...
Yesterday's book thread went swimmingly, so help weretable out and cough up your "terror"izing book recommendations.
OH MY GOD
that's beyond fucked up.
Frisbee and mudpuppie!
Your presence is requested in the bay area meetup thread
Solely, MeCha Members?
You can still answer my askme question
, and read it in the comfort of your own MetachatHome (which is my way of saying "more inside").
Shelve the tedium, dame!
There's kite aerial photography
Spell it out I started with A
, Animal's "Go Beached Whales." Pick a B artist or song and let's do the alphabet.
If you had three hands what would you do?
the Washington "Freedom Walk"
Did anyone read any good detailed articles about it? I figured someone would feel the need to FPP about it after the event, but apparently not. Was it as strange as it seemed like it would be? Was the media exclusion really that successful? Pro or Con, whatever, I just want to read more about it and know what happened.
The Exorcist Convention.
Pope greets convention members, urges them to continue good work
MeFi's downtime Apologies if this has been explained in detail before: could someone explain to this non-technical user why MeFi is down with such frequency? I've done some front-end web design freelance work for friends, but that's the extent of it. It's the server-end of things that I confess almost total ignorance. What is it about MeFi's particular architecture which makes it so unreliable? What would improve it? I don't mean it so much as a gripe then I do a genuine technical curiousity. Of all the sites I hit on a daily basis, MeFi seems to be down twice as much as any of them. Why is this not true of other sites?
Threadless Does Katrina Ts
. Click on the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 to see alternate views/colors.
Rock the bell (.wmv)
Read the entry, click the pic. Snicker.
justify your answers: should i move the computer into the bedroom/book area or keep all my major electronics in the "living area" (there is now basic cable in the bedroom)
my near future sweating depends on your honest response
13 September 2005
The Haunting of Hill House By Shirley Jackson. That's what I am reading at the moment (for the third time.) What about you?
I'm curious... what do you think? (via here, then here)
Here comes sunshine... →Read more...
Damn thee, vile haiku:
Poetry's cheap whore.
Odd Event of the Day →Read more...
Where's Defective Yeti?
All I'm seeing is a blank page. That's bad.
Seperated At Birth?
Here's a good one: Larry David
and Jonas Salk
I don't get it. Please don't tell me he has enlisted in the vampire zombie bunny army.
... a kind of camp Nirvana,
or God loves Flags. ...he twirled more effusively and pirouetted more extravagantly than anyone else. He flung himself en arrière and en avant, he pirouetted under the posts and jeté -ed across the fifty yard line. He was terrific. Some people in the crowd got a little wound up, apparently annoyed that a gender boundary might be in danger of subversion on the very altar of American masculinity’s defining ritual. ...
Woohoo! Web Fun for Winos!
Emcee 5 is on! Create a wine label for the Mecha Winery.→Read more...
Sixty amazing but true facts
Including gems such as "In 1843, a Parisian street mime got stuck in his imaginary box and consequently died of starvation."
12 September 2005
Woo! Chuck Brown →Read more...
[innuendo, nsfw, mp3]
Salt on watermelon? →Read more...
Home Theater System
Tips for a good cover letter? →Read more...
Come Rain Or Come Shine "If the story was true that George Gershwin was his hero, then as far as I'm concerned, the pupil surpassed the teacher".
The bittersweet life of Harold Arlen
Olsen Twins, Activate!
Form of: twin 13-year-old boys!
Got a question for Mickey? →Read more...
Join me for lunch?
Here's what I ate, and what I saw at lunch today. Tell me a little something about your
.com is the premier online repository for pictures of dogs in bee costumes. So there.
Declaration of Revocation "The 2.15% of you who are aware that there is a world outside your borders may have noticed that no one else plays "American" football. You will no longer be allowed to play it, and should instead play proper football.
Initially, it would be best if you played with the girls. It is a difficult game. Those of you brave enough will, in time, be allowed to play rugby (which is similar to American "football", but does not involve stopping for a rest every twenty seconds or wearing full kevlar body armour like nancies)."
Great Lou Reed Poster [see inside].
Grow flowers from URLs. or something.
Ask Mecha: The Korean laundry I patronize has been bought out by an Iraqi. Can Mecha help me to learn how to write a washing bill in Babylonic cuneiform?
11 September 2005
I am famous
You can be famous
too if you like.
gives you something to do with the last of your weekend.
Silber, The Light of Reason, and a blog's end
When a dream dies...
(warning-sadness making--more inside)
Go hiking today!
Just found this by chance and it's pretty cool. Myself, I can't decide on whether to do this one
or maybe Max Patch.
It's saturday night and I ain't got nobody,
and despite appearances, I'm not in IRC twice
10 September 2005
I always knew Maxim
was a magazine for gay men who don't know they're gay ... yet. NSFW coz it's got guys kissing. GROSS!
collection of photos from this year's Burning Man.
OK, i just woke up (circa 9:30), I'm still drunk from last night, and I have a lot to do today.→Read more...
Mecha Wine Labels? What do you guys think of this idea as a change of pace for our emcee collaboration? Here's how it could work: [more inside]
Metachat Mix-up Free-for-all.
We've got a little bit of spare bandwidth left over from the last mix session. Please help yourselves.
Illustrator Gary Taxali.
I really, really like his retrogrunge collage style. (note that there are four sets of gallery pages with 20 images each; navigate from the "portfolio" links at the top.)
09 September 2005
posing while thinking of Oreos.
edited to add: NSFW image included in comments inside. turn images off if you are at work. -taz
Mail Art: file under "Stuff to Look At."
Though I posted this to the mefimailartswapblog-a-doo
earlier in the week, I believe I've been remiss in publicizing the upsurge in uploads. Potentially, MI.
Rock out with me here.
A recent cover of a long-forgotten-if-ever-known rock anthem from 1982. It's been making me happy, anyway. Had to share.
A picture of steak for starters.
(Bugmenot login: latimes/latimes.)
Really nice rock posters.
That's pretty much it! Really nice rock posters. Here
. I can actually afford most of these.
requisite courtesy introduction thing: I wonder what this button does...
Experimental Feature: Under the link for the IRC you should see a list of currently logged in users. Let's see how it goes...
"[K]nown as the taz" Only one German daily, die tageszeitung (known as the "taz") uses Berliner format, and another, the junge Welt relaunched in a size very close to Berliner in 2004, abandoning the unique slightly-larger-than-A4 size that had marked it out since the early 1990s.
How come if the white man ain't the devil...
The new strategy illiterates are using combat the "gay agenda."
norwegian hip-hop summer hits
While unsuccessfully trying to find a song that got stuck in my head while on vacation in Norway, I did manage to turn up this video
It's by Ravi & DJ Løv, called "E-Ore" and was a chart-topper over in the land of vikings & north sea crude this summer.
Sorry. I have been reading a book by Romeo Dallaire. It makes NOLA seem fucking tiny. Really. Blame "Bush"? No: blame Bill Clinton for letting a half million Rwandans die.
08 September 2005
John Gruber presents
The iTunes 5 Announcement From the Perspective of an Anthropomorphized Brushed Metal User Interface Theme
Apparently, Lying is Free Speech Too
An appeals court in Washington State (US-Centric, sorry) has ruled that a state law "prohibiting political candidates from lying about their opponents is an unconstitutional violation of free speech" partly because the law also allows candidates to "proclaim falsehoods about themselves". Meanwhile, the Delaware Supreme Court heard arguments this week
in a case in which they will decide whether an ISP must disclose the ID of an anonymous blog-commenter whose kindergarten-level invective against a local politician sparked said politician to sue for defamation.
So. How much of a jerk can one properly be?
Rockville, Maryland public school teacher
urges "predicts" the shooting of liberal traitors
"...A[n Al-Quada] WMD attack must be coordinated and launched against two distinct targets, preferably East and West (Left) Coast cities. A nuke or two, even if low yield, will devastate America. A Hobbesian 'war of all against all' will emerge as the criminal, opportunistic, and seditious elements strike out. Expect heavily armed and infuriated conservatives to launch a cleansing war against the traitors. The armed will mow down the mostly unarmed segments, especially those elements that devoted forty-plus years to anti-American hatred to destroy this country." [via Daily Kos
Also, Mr. Lopez-Calderon details his "irreversible break with the Left"
Shitty video and a worse codec (VHS -> WMV) And a despicable decade. But it's some interesting John McLaughlin and great guitar playing. Feel free to add links. He is a new musician to me, and I like what I see. :-)
The ghost village of Imber
It's not easy to find the "ghost village" of Imber. On maps its location is a great big blank space, and it doesn't appear on any road signs. You only know you're in the right area when you spot a single "Tank Crossing" sign about a mile south of West Lavington, and glance across to the unassuming little single-track road bearing the notice of whether the roads through the village are open or not. "Not" is nearly always the answer - Imber's only open to public access on a handful of days every year.
It's finally downloadable!
My weirdest foreign language cover. Yousendit is working for me again. Enjoy! Matteo get your ass in gear and check the translation.
Don't fuck with stuff on your face.
Sound advice from fellow metachatter (and my current favorite artist), Mrs. Pants.
A haiku for you:
The autumn pumpkins
Glow orange, but their vines, they itch
* slathered in ointment *
Blatant bragging. →Read more...
sticker on the subway window today: "If cops are told to shoot to kill our own citizens during an enormous disaster, those cops should turn around and shoot to kill their superiors." (pretty exact--maybe a word or 2 different)
voice of the people Dick Cheney feels the love.
Songs set to the pronounciation samples from online dictionaries. Don't miss Copacabana.
[ via ]
All's fair in love and war.
Katrina's first solo album - Turn the Tide
What's that? A flood?
Fuck. I'm getting drunk.
I just ate a shitload of Bison Jerky...
While donations of clothing and other household supplies for hurricane victims have been streaming in, there is a shortage of undergarments for men, women and children. Brad Graham started the Underpants Drive
, which is raising money to purchase and donate underwear -- you should help!
CrudCrud is one of my favorite mp3 blogs.
He consistently posts great tunes from unexplored corners of the universe, most of them lifted from 45's that he bought for under $5.→Read more...
in that deleted thread over on metafilter, you said:
Retired Teachers Get Fingerprinted in U.S. →Read more...
07 September 2005
The buddy break-up →Read more...
A fantastic Royal Trux song that I had forgotten about until I was ripping some discs last night. To be played at maximum volume.
Kuro5hin Anybody here post (or in the past posted) on kuro5hin.org?
We Got Our Own Refugees!
Raleigh now has 400 Refugees/Evacuees which includes 8 dogs and 2 cats.
Your expertise is called for.
Excellent articles/travel stories to anywhere and everywhere in the world. E.g. Sacred Tibet
, Macchu Picchu
, Manu Rainforest
(I just did the latter two last month :). Click on "story search" for browsing.
If you want to play soldier with me,
I will make you play it a lot longer than you had in mind. (Best DirectNIC / Outpost Crystal post yet!)
Valmeyer, IL moved (the whole town!) 2 miles.
To escape flooding. The US Gov paid to move the town. A story of rebuilding and weird hope. Ignominiously posted to MeFi with nary a comment
, but the story is a really good one. (The article is good too.)
For people who like to build things out of legos (being one of those posts where people look at the link, mutter something about it being interesting but not postworthy and then go back to the world)
Navy Pilots Who Rescued Victims Are Reprimanded
"I felt it was a great day because we resupplied the people we needed to and we rescued people, too," Lieutenant Udkow said. But the air operations commander at Pensacola Naval Air Station "reminded us that the logistical mission needed to be our area of focus." [mi]
Looking for Help from NYC Peeps.
My best friend from New Orleans and her s.o. are Katrina victims and I want to help them find a place to stay for free temporarily in NYC while they try to pull their world together. She's an award-winning photojournalist, and he's a well-known jazz musician. They have their dog with them.→Read more...
06 September 2005
I'm Going to Die of a Shin Bruise Or, How Do I Stop Being Such a Hypocondriac Because Being Convinced I'm Going to Die of Stupid Things Is Both Disruptive and Boring?
Some more questions. →Read more...
Dingle changes its name!
And we just got the labels printed up...
From last year
a National Geographic article about possible doom for Lousiana's wetlands.
"A profile is put up with a girl's name and picture, and put in "Skype me" mode. Within minutes some seedy guy will invariably try chatting, and there's a little program I made which will partner up people 2 at a time, and send messages from the first person to the second, & vice versa. This way both people think they're talking to a girl, when they find out, well, they're not normally too happy about it..."
How do you imagine other MeChatters? →Read more...
- there is money to be made. Sorry for my business. Preview doesn't work in Safari.
Some questions 1. Tie tacks: does anyone wear them anymore?
2. Champagne glasses: when did flutes overtake the saucer-shape?
3. Spaceballs: Is it being given a theatrical re-release? Why now?
05 September 2005
A 'jaguar' shark
"I wanted to check out the mud flat between the rock outcrops. Hugo turns the sub around and…there it is, gracefully swimming a few inches off the bottom in the blue light, all in bright glowing yellow spots – my Jaguar Shark!" Full story
Someone please kick the box.
The Katrina discussions have been mostly excellent and a great source of info. So please, Matt, press the reset button.
The End of the World.
I haven't been able to get this tune out of my head all weekend.
Buy lifetime hosting,
donate to Katrina aid organizations.→Read more...
offers bed & office for any creative displaced by Katrina. I just wanted to find some news that wouldn't make me weep, and am glad to see that some people are trying to set up temporary lives, offices and housing for those who can not return home yet. I'd like to see this idea for all sorts of people. Have you seen anything else sorta like this? Please link it.
Eye of the Storm.
Sun Herald reporters Mike Keller and Joshua Norman provide heartrending, personal photojournalism and stories from Mississippi.
Cajun Diaspora →Read more...
Big white dot spotted at end of deleted thread.
04 September 2005
Jesus wrote a blank check.
One I haven't cashed quite yet.
Back to Branson →Read more...
Mr. Bill Knew
Mr. Bill in a June 2004 PSA for a fundraising campaign for the Louisiana wetlands. I got it off Rude Pundit;
apologies if it's been posted before or elsewhere, but I'm just so furious and this is so prescient and chilling, I had to share.
Seen on LJ
Who is responsible? Who do you fire?
New Orleans spirit alive in Detroit
The Regal Brass Band played the Jazz Fest even though their homes are destroyed and they don't know where all their players are.
Close to the Edge
Who knew Yes! was so awesome? I get up! I get Down! Where is everybody?
03 September 2005
BUSH DOES REHNQUIST to deflect attention from Katrina failures. Administration insiders say he will nominate FEMA director Mike "Brownie" Brown for the Supreme Court post.
Atheists for ID?
In this AskMe
thread,the user named Independent Scholarship makes the claim that "There are actually many ID people who do NOT believe in God." This was news to me:→Read more...
HELP PLZ Is it possible to develop Tourettes later in life? Like, real Tourettes, not just cussing up a storm because it's fun.
"W. drove his budget-cutting Chevy to the levee, and it wasn't dry. Bye, bye, American lives."→Read more...
The Calamari Wrestler
is an action comedy about a young girl who falls in love with a giant squid, who is a championship wrestler
. Things go out of control when an evil giant octopus and lobster scheme to take over the Championship for themselves.
Modern Rules of Advertising.
Can anyone think of any more?
At that point, Mr. Ballmer picked up a chair
and threw it across the room hitting a table in his office. Mr. Ballmer then said: "Fucking Eric Schmidt is a fucking pussy. I'm going to fucking bury that guy, I have done it before, and I will do it again. I'm going to fucking kill Google
Feelin' Existential: Does anyone else go through life with the sneaking suspicion that the world is just humoring you? or is that just me. I think this started when I was i kidergarten. I started halfway through the year. The other kids learned something in that first semester that I'll never know.
Red Cross records.
Some of the artists on CD Baby are donating all their profits to the Red Cross. If you were thinking of buying something there then now might be a good time.
Turn, turn in my arms...
I hope I did this right.
02 September 2005
Vince Laforet is one of the NYTimes staff photographers. Amazing photos from hurricane katrina. (please respect his copyright)
Anyone watching the NBC telethon? Kanye West just did a bit of an ad lib on live television and ended with: "George Bush hates the black man." Mike Meyers looked like he was gong to punch him in the face.
Some friends of mine put this together, and I made the link to buttons. So, I feel a little weird putting a link up on Metafilter. So I thought best to show it here. It's a relief aid of sorts for the NOLA children displaced to other states without any school supplies.
I thought I was doin' ok →Read more...
with the return of the fall, so have i-- wow. so much has happened in a month. i have no idea where to start but for the first time in a while i get to be still.
Youth on the March
"Thank you! Let me begin with some sentimental appeals to our national myths; assorted clichés coined by the state; the ideological shorthand meant to sweep your private doubts [away] of this virtual training course. This portal; this Trojan Horse that you living idiots paid for and actually rolled into your own kids’ rooms."
Lyrics to the first new Propaghandi song ("Die Jugend Marschiert") to be realeased in 5 years. Punk! (Download here
Some songs of Richard Thompson →Read more...
What's your neighborhood's story?
Every neighborhood has stories. Secrets. Things you have to live there to know. →Read more...
United Negro College Fund
--they need help to provide for all the NO and Gulf students flooded out of college. They're placing them in other colleges. It's very important--kids who drop out now may never go back and it's important for their futures.
same ol same ol →Read more...
Did anybody else hear Wolf Blitzer yesterday misspeak right before a commercial break? He was talking about the people effected by the hurricane and said "they are so poor and so (short pause) black." I hope it was a misspeak at least. I wish I had recorded it.
You Don't Know Jack.
So, how long until Jack Thompson
blames all this on SimCity
Webgeeks, help →Read more...
That's all they bloody need.
Baltimore Meetup Saturday Sept 3rd.
That's tomorrow. 7pm, Max's
in Fell's Point. Of course, I was writing the post, but now MetaTalk contains no data, so maybe it will just be MeCha's there. Obviously I can't include a link to the MeTa thread, but check there later if you want to do so. Oh yeah, apparently one is to look for the stuffed shark.
What can we do? →Read more...
Gas prices in your area?
What were they for you last week? This week?
01 September 2005
Wahoo! I got 'em. →Read more...
You like fun. I like lice.
I was all like "Bitch, stop playin' head games wit' me!" and she was like, "But baby, they're EDUCATIONAL!"
(I woulda made this my MeFi post today, but I already made one... Maybe tomorrow...)
quonsar questioned by US Marshals →Read more...
* hopes Gulf coast rescue efforts accelerate *
Eating for Five Big Ones (NYC)
--Save money on food and donate the rest to RedCross. (don't skip the comments--more options listed there)
Really cool paper stuff!
A working pipe organ
, a working clock
, a pinhole camera
, Cinderella's Castle
, Disney's Tower of Terror
, a movable steam engine
, Howl's Moving Castle
, a working version of The Game of Life
, and much much more, all found via the wonderful Paper Forest
weblog, which has links to lots of paper projects, automata, ephemera, and art. One or two of the paper templates are for sale, but most are free and online for your downloading pleasure. I just love this weblog.
The end of trauma medicine
and an era of mass participation in extreme sports? Could you live longer if you trimmed off the old parts and replaced them with new one? This is BIG. This is real big. (via Slashdot
Search engine for finding code. I'm still trying it out but it looks promising.
• A website devoted to the famous film by Charles and Ray Eames
. One of the Eames Foundation
's sites featuring the legacy
of this remarkable couple
. I recommend The Films of Charles and Ray Eames, Vol. 1
, as aside from Powers of Ten
, it also includes a fascinating film documenting the complete dismantling of their office/workshop prior to shipping to the Library of Congress. Included also is the first draft of Powers of Ten
. See also Bruce Bryson's web reimagining
, and another from CERN
On Stagnant Pond
CyberSalute to the Pink Flamingo
Tampons! Yeast infections! Yeats infections! Yeats' inflections! Slang for genitalia! We got it all, baby!
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