30 November 2005
The photos are neat too. The better ones are on the main site.
A to Z, largely international stuff, dub, electronic music, etc. Right now, Amon Tobin.
Open source page layout apps Any suggestions?
Radio Free Sciurus
If you want to play feel free to tell me and I'll roger off. ;)
Note the bunny.
I quit smoking again and
I had a one night tryst with the ex again...→Read more...
Taco-Man came by, he gave me some water — sweet mineral water.
But then Commodore Rico called, and my luxury yacht has been found. Unfortunately, all of the items inside have been burned beyond recognition. It's a total loss. What am I gonna do without the Duke-Stir
This is the official whinging thread →Read more...
Dr. Rico called,
and my brain has been found. Unfortunately, all of the items inside have been fried beyond recognition. It's a total loss. →Read more...
Indie thrash industrial metal hardcore →Read more...
gawker as NYT
Rico called, and my car has been found. Unfortunately, all of the items inside have been burned beyond recognition. It's a total loss.
Hi, y'all! I missed you people. What's shakin'?
I want to buy this coffee table... but the chrome's a little damaged. Advice? →Read more...
Ask Mecha: Giving a 14 Year Old the Anarchist's Cookbook
My son will be 14 on December 8, and this is what he wants for his birthday. I am ambivalent.→Read more...
Announcing the MetaChat Book of the Month for December.
You have selected to read Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell. Dust off those library cards; it's time to start reading!
I have enclosed below a series of pictures
to show how the US government starting around 1994 went back in time with remote sensing and holographic radiation longitudinal emf and sound wave holographic energy beams as shown in the movie time tunnel to place different computer generated holographic archetypes of different Nordic, Celtic, and Aryan faces and other attributes around my body as if I were a microcosm of the center of the universe, Adam, and God, to change the genetic attributes, facial form, eye color, hair color, voice sound, and many other body attributes throughout my life year by year from my birth (1962, Jan 23 Midnight) to the present representing correlation's between the years in my life and the ages of evolution and history from the beginning of time to the present
How unethical would it be if I eat the food my roommate has obviously forgotten he owns? I incline to "not very".
Wanna b stylin' like Saddam.
"But I don't want people to think I only kit-out killers,"
29 November 2005
Was that an episode of "Law & Order" with a liberal, anti-Federal government, anti-Patriot Act slant? Are the aspens turning?
This is the official
cake-eating, rice-throwing, misty-eyed sentimental congrats thread to papercake and his lovely bride
, who just tied the knot!
I finally did it and offered my resignation today.
It's been a long
road and I finally was able to corner my boss and wave the magic letter. But...→Read more...
Radio Matildaben Repeat
playlist from the other day. Starting as soon as sciurus is finished. May be on #metachat for a while.
Word/Wordperfect letterhead? →Read more...
so ugly she gotta tie a pork chop around her neck so the dog'll play with her! Collectible card games
have evolved to their highest peak yet...
What the hell?
Some blokes have taken away the stairs to my second floor apartment! →Read more...
just started on the radio if anyone fancies a listen
AskMeCha-Computer Banking Security Question →Read more...
Had to stay home from work today with a fever and a splitting headache. I slept in all morning and that's helped the fever... now I'm going to play some "music therapy" on Radio MeCha at about 1:30 ET (just a few minutes from now).
Nutjob, Handjob, Punjab or Goofiness?
So I had a dream last night→Read more...
Insomnia Cure, Psychotic Break, or Goofiness? A few nights ago, I was dreaming, and when I woke up several times during the night, I thought to myself "I'm not sleeping as me, I'm sleeping as a member of the Minnesota Vikings." I was able to quickly get back to sleep, and even slept in different positions. So I've been picking a person at random to Sleep As the past few nights. If I wake up and start worrying about a grocery list, for example, I can tell myself to relax. Barbara Streissand in Yentel does not need groceries, and that's who I'm sleeping as tonight. Harmless sleep aid? Or, as I haven't been the happiest of campers lately, beginnings of a reality break? Or just goofy?
An exercise in viral marketing
How many band names can you see? Apparently there are 75.
Dyslexia, Autism, or Goofiness? →Read more...
Grandma got run over by a reindeer sung by Metachat bunnies!
It doesn't matter if you can't sing. Neither can I.→Read more...
For the MeCha book club book of the December!→Read more...
Have your Flickr drawings been redsignated NIPSA yet?
It seems that Flickr is cracking down on those that use the site for non-photographs!
If tuna didn't contain mercury I'd eat it every day. Name me other cheap and healthy and easy to prepare meals.
Just say "No!" to uptime
It's time for our nightly downtime.
Soon, an American classic will be updated →Read more...
Ever rediscover old music you're not entirely sure you're proud of? In this case the album in question is 'Peep Show' by Siousxsie and The Banshees. Listening to it some fifteen-plus years after I first enjoyed it (possibly due to a spin on 120 Minutes?) Faced with insights on my character of old, I dug out some pictures of my orange perm and played amateur archaeologist. Ever rediscover something you thought you'd forgotten? How did it make you feel?
the word 'eighties' is the least credible word in the english language. →Read more...
28 November 2005
Somewhat creepy looking
but that's part of their appeal. Animal scuptures (from 1" to 6' tall) made from brass, bone, pewter, glass eyes, plastic, leather etc. No pricing, but I can imagine.
Ask Mecha: the sticky wall putty I used to attach some heavy card stock to the wall isn't working; the card stock's weight is enough to cause slippage. [mi]
Check out the store. That's music industry.
Intoxicate me now.
Those kids from Nickel Creek ham it up at the House of Blues by doing an acoustic version of Britney's "Toxic."
New Caledonian Crow Research
Watch the videos!
We talked about this in my Animal Behavior class today; I had heard about it before but the research group has done much more since the original discovery about tool-making.
Prairie Lights Airblown World
Set in scenic Lynn Creek Park on Joe Pool Lake in Grand Prairie, these one of a kind, lighted displays will feature all of the traditional holiday characters plus Snoopy, Mickey Mouse, Sponge Bob, NCAA mascots, and many more!
What could be more festive than 700-plus inflatable yard decorations set up in the Texas desert? (I chuckle, but I'd also seriously go see this if it was near me.)
I just put 9 sour skittles in my mouth, help!
SportsChat (American) football game's about to start. Whatcha think? Steelers or Colts or Monkeys or Bunnies?
Atheist "swaps" wife with Christian pastor African-American atheist "swaps wife" with white Christian home-schooling pastor. On ABC now. Let's watch.
Audio Music Box
I'm playing rap/hip-hop/etc. Yeah, how ya like me now?
So I just asked a professor to write me grad school recommendations.→Read more...
Yay! I saved my TiBook! →Read more...
Oh this is so ridiculous
Air New Zealand and Qantas airlines have banned men from sitting next to unaccompanied children on flights. →Read more...
Jole on Software's Jole on why the recording industry wants to charge diffrent amounts of money for diffrent songs, and it dosn't have anything to do with the amount of money they actualy make...
The document contains data: a) Yes
Can you help me discover more music that I'll like?
The Music Genome Project presents Pandora. So far I'm likeing it.
Do you love Lite Brite? →Read more...
Question: Do any of the NYC MeChatters know a place in the city that sells pickled eggs by the jar? I've been craving them something fierce for over a week, and no place in my neighborhood has them, although they have pickled everything else.
This week's last.fm charts
Radiohead is still #1 but Kate Bush is tied for the #2 spot. →Read more...
Let's do something stupid! →Read more...
How do I get burned chocolate
off an enamel fondue pot. Also, check out
my fondue pot!
Yet another book club thread. →Read more...
Yet another question about MP3 players →Read more...
Ask MeCha: Should I take a job teaching English to elementary school kids in South Korea?
So, there's this girl... →Read more...
Apple's plans for world domination?
Crazy idea being Apple's next move?→Read more...
Eyepatch advice Does anyone have any idea what makes for a good eyepatch? I want to decorate one for a friend (who needs one intermittently) for a Christmas present. Comfort and style- that's what I'm looking for.
This is the real MeCha book club thread because jonmc & I ruined the other one.
Yes, the original version with the dramatic little tinkly piano at the front. But what undun
her? Drugs? Psychiatry? Heartbreak? World in general?
27 November 2005
Illogical Attraction Are you attracted to the idea of something that you know you would hate in actual fact? What?
What music do you most like to listen to when you are intoxicated?
"Dear Professor Paglia,"
"Fuck off, you crazy old dyke."
"No, I just think he's a bald little twat."
Celebrity flame wars are just as funny as the web kind.
MeCha book club?
Who's interested? Suggested reading/format/bylaws? I'm used to reading a book a month and then "meeting" to talk about it. I say "meeting" in quotes because we could do it on IRC and/or in a thread here.
Ask MeCha: Is there free software for recording with my built-in microphone in OS X? →Read more...
Ask MeCha: Cell phones and speakers →Read more...
Just Keep Walkin'. Linda Laurie's "Ambrose."
One of the weirdest
, (yet strangely endearing) records of all time. You have been warned.
Bring me back to Tara
(so I can dig for gold in the cotton fields)
The MeCha book
I wonder how the book is coming along, and when it will be available. Any news, dodgy?
26 November 2005
There are nine people in #metachat now. But only four show up in the sidebar list. Y'all need to be typing "/mode (your username) -i", people.
A mix for MetaChat
I don't comment much, but that doesn't mean I don't love you... I made a mix for MetaChat. [100 MB Zip File]
Let the rejoicing commence I am finished with my Theology 101 paper. And boy is my brain tired.
Mecha christmas song →Read more...
Since I can't be in NYC right now, here's some music.
This might be my strangest set yet. You've been warned.
Let's say you've been dating a really great person for a couple of months.... →Read more...
An Aquarium Drunkard
I read this for the first time today, and like the creator's choices and style -- check out this post on Mark Kozelek
, or the posts on the current front page featuring Roy Orbison and music from David Lynch film soundtracks. Enjoy!
Probably only for about an hour. Come join me!
I'm too ill to go and see The Damned tonight so I'm going to sit here playing MP3s instead. Come and join me.
Bannination: are you experienced?
Link is to a random thread I picked up off google. I personally have been banned from Slashdot [IP block really], Somethingawful and today I thought I was banned from Mefi due to a bug in the login script. [Got a Forbidden when trying to log in.]
So, any other haters out there?
and reminiscent of, our own eBay scammer thread
, I give you Charlie Wenzel
Here's some music. Orchestra Baobab right now.
Put a ring in *this*.
Last night's Depeche Mode thread
inspired me to share with you: Enjoy the Silence
, rendered rockingly (apparently, it's possible) by Failure.
What qualities do you enjoy most in other people?
Sagging floor ends Ian Brown gig.
It’s cool when jokes just write themselves.
I just slept from 6-11 p.m. Now I'm wide awake.
25 November 2005
A little late, but familiar.... YouCanCallMeAl
's set was so good, I almost hate to offer a repeat in its wake... but I will. Here's a
nearly-same replay of Boring Radio from last Saturday night.
How many servings of turkey dinner have you had? →Read more...
Friday Night Music and Beer!
Coming up in about ten minutes. (Or however long it takes me to get a setlist together and a beer in my hand.)
Bring on the requests!
Dad, why do you have an earring in your ass?
It's amazing what can seem like a good idea at the time.
If he draws on me again
I'll shoot him in his toodles. (4.2MB wmv)
What is your perception of Canada and Canadians? →Read more...
Enough of this napping shit!
We need some loud drinking music on this post-holiday afternoon. So, here's a live (in Cork, Ireland, no less) Thin Lizzy doing "Whiskey In The Jar."
(note: the "Midge," referred to in the intro is none other than Midge Ure from Ultravox, there's a dude who covered a lotta musical ground).
Wack fal my daddy-o...
There's something funky
going on with the 'next/prev' links on for first few threads for today. Several of them
have kmellis' aunt post as the '←' link.
Discussion: There are some people whom I can't stand on Metafilter, and grown to really like as a direct result of their participation here,
In my email this morning from my aunt:
"There is a client at [homeless shelter] who works for us an hour or two each morning cleaning our office.→Read more...
Hey, since everybody else is posting their music, I thought I could use you people for my own means.
I'm creating a funk band, and right now I'm sketching out music for the band, so in no way is this a finished project.yet.
I converted the original strings for multiple trumpet parts (since that is one of the three instruments I play).
Any help is greatly appreciated.
The True Mirror
"Welcome to the home of the fascinating True Mirror; one of the most interesting and unique products to be introduced - a mirror that reflects true, non-reversed images!"
what makes a day holy?
the federal mandate or double overtime or--→Read more...
I'm sore and sad... I just had emergency surgery 2 nights ago and i'm feeling sad coz i lost a fallopian tube. I was discharged from the hospital this afternoon, so no turkey for me, and no Black friday shopping madness for me either. I'm very depressed...especially about the shopping. Please please suggest ways to beat this depressive funk i'm in...music, books (i can order online)websites to make me smile...etc etc.
24 November 2005
Your favorite blogrolls?
here's one non-political: Cup of Chicha's
, and a political one: firedoglake's
(on lower right)
AskMeCha: What style of music is "Stalker" by Covenant?
How was your dinner? →Read more...
ex-pat non-thanksgiving, with wine.
Well, I'm still feeling thankful, and I actually do feel that way most of the time, but today was kind of anti-thanksgiving, because:→Read more...
New search feature.
By unpopular request I've dumped the lame old search function and put together a new one. You should find it an improvement over the old one however there may still be a few bugs lurking in there.
Music Box (again and again)
Here's my pledge to you: nothing but jazz, until I feel like playing something else.
I've been a miner for a...
I love The Heart Of Gold from the Hitchhikers movie. Is there a good hi-res still or wallpaper or something out there? Speficically featuring the nose-art? (What you can see here
by clicking on "Gallery" then "H.O.G Ring" p.s., I hate how Flash breaks teh intarweeb
Happy thanksgiving to all Americans We haven't got that holiday over here but hope you're having fun with your turkeys, deep fried or not.
Green Bean Casserole! I've been given the sudden distinction of preparing this southern delight for dinner at a friend's casa in a few hours. Any unique or otherwise fabulous recipe ideas?
It's raining Is it raining?
I'm thankful for Metachat. →Read more...
- another sketch I am working on. Critique it to shreds. It's FruityLoops so it's sequencish. Once I get my guitars, I'll record it for real.
23 November 2005
Who here be theatre geeks? Roll call of those who do various sundry things on stage, for whatever reason.
University of Kansas
to teach Intelligent Design course...→Read more...
I'm playing some music and having some beers. Won't you join me?
check out this runway.
Litcon #1: Write a Pun
Stealing wholesale from the MeTa thread re: writing contests, I figured I'd start us out on the right foot.→Read more...
One of my earliest childhood memories.
Ask Mecha: Alleviating pain med nausea? →Read more...
and The Great Zamboni Of Devotion
and Bob Marley & The Hartford Whalers
by the USA's premier hockey-rock band (and pride of my britplace, Bridgeport, CT) The Zambonis
! (I've seen these guys live about a zillion times, nice guys). More music here
. Oh, how I wish I could be the mustard on your knish...
A french museum's exposition site about the sea. All french, but lovely images.
What's the grossest thing you've ever found in your food? →Read more...
Let them sing it for you!
(takes your text and creates a singing version using pop music)
Asterix or Tintin? My girlfriend loves Asterix, I can't get enough Tintin. What's your take?
H'okay, who would like to help me eat a 20 pound bird? →Read more...
I just realized I haven't read Dinosaur Comics
in weeks! I'm really going to enjoy going through the backlog. I love little unexpected presents like that. How 'bout you?
Version one. Got requests? Let me know. →Read more...
Missing out on all the drama... →Read more...
Rock rock jingle jingle bell bell rock...
An unholy union
of the img and marquee tags...
Poor Lost Souls -- NYC Meet-Up
Just in case you haven't wandered over to MeTa lately, some of us are getting together on Saturday night.
Please join us if you feel so inclined.
Let's get festive and merry. Or something like that.
Turkey Fryers Are Dangerous
Some Thanksgiving disaster-porn
[mpeg; sfw] from Underwriters Laboratories. Who knew?
I'm loaded and down jingling my bell rocks right now. But something someone else said about "Soulseek" keeps distracting me.
of the Chicago MetaChat Meetup, including a bunch from after the light-weights took off.
I'm downloading Jingle Rock Bell from someone on Soulseek right now. I'm gleefully rubbing my hands together in anticipation of listening to this Christmas classic. It's going to be great after a long day of nasty surprises and disappointments.
Someone is downloading Jingle Rock Bell from me on Soulseek right now. I'm sure they have no idea what it is. I'm gleefully rubbing my hands together from the sheer idea of the surprise they will encounter.
War on Brats
Restaurant requests politely that kids behave. Somehow, this is controversial.
22 November 2005
lamb broth. I hope it doesn't grow a shitload of mold & whatnot by tomorrow.
RIP World's Ugliest Dog
"I don't think there'll ever be another Sam
," Susie Lockheed said, adding: "Some people would think that's a good thing
mary kate or ashley? you decide.
guess what I am holding! →Read more...
what do you all think about this?
I want to make my Christmas&Birfday cards this year. →Read more...
metachat: Failed Projects. Really, this is all about me and me, and look at me, but what failed projects have y'all started, and then got bored with, and then wish you'd carried through so you could post it on projects so the hordes could click "+" and "+" and "+"
SHIT! I WAITED THREE DAYS TO BUY A PLANE TICKET AND IT WENT FROM $212 TO $303!
Corey Haim or Corey Feldman?
You must choose. Inside. Give reasons if applicable.→Read more...
Blonde Redhead My new iPod Nano shows the album title for a Blonde Redhead album as "Misery is a Butt...". I thought this was appropriate given our carols last week.
The stench from Washington.
If you’re in the DC area perhaps you can still catch it.
i like to make the chat room could you make chat withe me there
What do I do with a 20 pound bird? →Read more...
Scrobbler, stick to thy Last.FM
Our new charts have been up a couple of days ...→Read more...
STOP ME. PLEASE STOP ME. →Read more...
I knew the more inside was going to be a doozy.
It's like a soap opera. I mean how often does a guy get his (blind) girlfriend's sister pregnant?
*nsfw* Photo of Paris Hilton screwing by a pool.
She likes..um... "tools", if you know what I mean.
Great street names.
I particularly like →Read more...
Is today the day I quit my job?
Predict within.→Read more...
what is this toy called?→Read more...
What Metachat looks like on a 2405 →Read more...
I just spent two hours sorting Pokemon cards. My nephew who is adorable and lives with me dropped his Pokemon cards. What was once chaos is now once again Japanese marketing bliss. I am going to bed. That's all.
Bad Gifts for Two Year Olds
- Brilliant use of listmania on amazon
Mouseover Pretention... Mousing over user names now seems to just show the names, rather than numbers. I applaud this innovation. No more looking to see how much older, wiser, and more mature you are than someone else.
though I do this routinely on metafilter
Covers to love and/or hate
Very unique spins on some well known songs→Read more...
Jiggery-poniery. NOT ONLY
did Ace Mart restaurant supply send me the wrong size
of middle-jigger (I wanted .75oz-1.5oz, they sent .75oz-1.75oz—well what am I supposed to do with that
?) but I just applied a very casual
twisting force to the 1oz-2oz one, and it came apart in two
—well what ELSE is new!→Read more...
La la la, lal la, la la la
I somehow accidentally got the song (I think) America is Sexy by (I think) Paul Hyde stuck in my head, →Read more...
Photos from the Mecha Chicago meetup, 11/21
at the Billy Goat, underneath Michigan Ave. Probably still in progress.→Read more...
21 November 2005
Cold Turkey. Having recently realized I've spent close to six thousand dollars on cable over the last five years, I've disconnected from the box - and am delighted, actually. Have any others broken with the cable horse? (aside: Am currently enjoying the 3-d episode of Medium pretty darn well, the 3-d glasses were even free)
ooo--the HP movie is excellent!
Stitch 'n' Bitch
Nothing like catty crafters!
Don't miss this
Lord, it's an illness. I can't stop hitting the "post" button. But as a friend said when she showed me this spot, "I have run out of piss with which to piss my pants laughing."
I see the lights, I see the party lights
Claudine Clark, a recent college grad was allowed to put her own composition "Party Lights," on the b-side of a factory-penned number called "Disappointed." The a-side sank like a stone, but the DJ's flipped over the disc to discover Claudine's masterpiece of teen heartbreak and rock and roll history was made. Enjoy.
home networking →Read more...
Askmecha: "El Paso" by Marty Robbins? "El Paso City" retells the story of "El Paso" but was there another song that told the story from a third perspective?
Time to feel happy! About food!
And Thanksgiving! →Read more...
Ask MeCha: What IS this, anyway?
When mudpuppie and I met up in Berkeley a few weeks ago for lunch, cheese shopping and general poking about, we came across this item. Does anyone have an idea what it is or might be?
I'm feeling foul. →Read more...
meet-up tonight, in honor of mudpuppie's visit, at the Billy Goat
under the bridge.→Read more...
Alien Performance Art
Finds you well
I saw on our MeCha AudScrob charts that someone else listened to Dabenport last week. Maybe two someones, if I didn't (it didn't show up on my chart).
They're an absolutely fantastic local band, and one that I think a lot of people here would like. Somewhere between shoegaze and country, with beautiful harmonies. This is one of their slower songs, and one that for me always tied to missing someone in an airport. Something about the sterility and the distance really balances well against this track...
Blind Uncle Gaspard
- Assi dans le Fenetre de ma Chambre
. Enjoy the relaxing sounds of soothing Cajun balladry this early Monday morning. Born in Avoyelles County, Louisiana, in 1880, Gaspard formed his first band with his brothers Victor and Amade. Gaspard died in 1937.
Otic Radio Podcasts:
"A stream of sonic ideas and modern music culling from over the past 50 years. psychedelic, avant-garde, experimental, punk, noise, psychUnderground, ect... mp3 mixes by Dj Magneticring". Cool? But check this out: if you like what you hear you can download the mixes from their site
- no separate tracks, but, hey, wowie!
Interesting mystery music site.
A collection of (rare?) 60s and 70s psychedelic, beat, progressive (&tc.) albums, with images and ratings, separated by country (or sometimes region
). I have no idea who put it up, or why, but I'm finding it fascinating, and all I know is that now I have to find this "Four Levels of Existence" Greek band
that I've never heard of (info
- ignore the spam link at the bottom).
News from the dead
What a cute dead girl that was, don't you agree? YES.
Why does my Post Preview say 01 January 2000, has it always said that? Am I dead?
come inside →Read more...
Does anybody know what's up with that? :(
20 November 2005
Who is your favourite comedian? I've just finished watching Eddie Izzard. Again. For the 10 millionth time, without exaggeration. Nobody else can make me pee a little bit from laughing. Who can do that to you?
Drive your cat nuts! Get any reaction, from pricked ear to narrowed eyes. A+++++ would disturb cat sleeping in basket again!!!1!!
Anyone wanna critique a work in progress?
Be harsh. Be very, very harsh. I can take it. heheh
First Rock Song or first Product Placement.
(I particularly love the line: boozin and cruzin along!)
Yes, my Hi-Fi is so hot the wax is melting!
[[bonus: my spellcheck knew 'cruzin' but not 'boozin']]
maybe some bad boy could hook up a mp3?
A divorce of sorts →Read more...
I wouldn't want
MetaChatters to miss out on the Chicken Yodel
Happy birthday, mischief!
I'm going to share your birthday present with everyone else: the single version (3 and half minutes) of Kraftwerk's "Autobahn."
Hey! Stop looking across!
The Internet is so weird (pot?)
Metal Christmas Lights
Some people have waaaaaay, waaaay too much time on their hands. Yet I'm glad they do.
asteroids and topology
this is great. this is exactly the kind of math writing we need more of in the world.
covered by a bass clarinet quartet.
bush sober today, apparently.
"People should feel comfortable about expressing their opinions about Iraq," Bush said, three days after agreeing with Vice President Dick Cheney that the critics were "reprehensible."
A great dirty 60's R&B song about a primate for your sunday morning listening.
This is a quiet thread. →Read more...
Doggone It. I was just watching that Sunday Morning show. They interviewed Rachel ray. She's just gotten married. I must mourn. The upside is he's getting a talk show.
100 years of cinema
through the eyes of one rabbit-animal
. (May take a little while to load, worth the wait).
The JJJ Impossible Music Fest bittorent
I'm still downloading but thought others may be interested.
You have offended my sensibilities, sir.
I challenge you to a duel!
*throws gauntlet down*→Read more...
19 November 2005
AskMecha: what's a good link for one of those things that does that deal?
What? Too vague?→Read more...
Happy 11/20 birthday to mischief and sciurus.
Rabbits Have A Christmas
(more info here
, scroll down a tad)
Shocking tunes for a Saturday evening
Including a song or two from the sequel to The Rocky Horror Picture Show
. Starting at 7PM EST, a few minutes from now.
-- Shingo Mama video : >
"Disappearing colored bubbles"→Read more...
AskMecha: What's good for a fat lip?
Just got punched in the mouth sparring in my Kung Fu class, what's a good way to keep it from swelling up too bad?
I don't get the MeCha shoutout thing
I want to get them, but I don't.→Read more...
I'm posting this song as a thinly veiled excuse
for starting another Chicago meetup thread. Let's finalize, shall we?→Read more...
The gal you loved is dead.
I woke up Thursday morning to the stench of burning electrical components.→Read more...
Because I love you all so much
I will share one of my biggest requests when I DJ, and current favorite songs.
Hooked by Seabound
I WILL WIN YOUR LAST FM HEARTS
New mix for all y'all. Includes awesome dub, punk, pop, rap, but maybe not in that order.
Three Years, Gone.
After a nearly three year relationship, I officially broke it off with my boyfriend last night. →Read more...
I don't get the mecha shouting thing.
I want to get it. I want to get excited about it. But I can't. →Read more...
day night in the life →Read more...
mp3 players →Read more...
Twisty Center for Urban Varmint Research
brightened my day. Anyone else have pretty bug pictures? (or critter collections?)
Casting call! →Read more...
18 November 2005
a violent whisper →Read more...
Oh, C'mon, even I can do that!
Crazy gymnastic kids jump around like monkeys while magically avoiding killing themselves.
YOU'VE BeeN HIT BY THE
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ONCE YOU'VE BEEN HIT, YOU HAVE TO LOG ON TO #METACHAT! IF YOU GET HIT AGAIN YOU'LL KNO YOUR REALLI CHATTY! IF YOU BRAKE THE cHAIN, NO1 WILL TALK 2U 4 10 YEARS SO PASS IT HIT WHO EVER YOU THINK IS CHATTY
Come to me
Or Como, whatever.
Hooplas Involving Circus Tricks (.mp3) Pixies in tight green little skirts / Say it's so much better now that it hurts
. via 3hive
This just burns my britches.
It's a nice, informative article, but how could The Old Gray Lady get away with such a horrible use of apostrophes? I mean apostrophe'
s. Read, weep, raise fist in anger and howl at the moon!
HELP! I'VE LOST MONKEYFILTER!!!
If you could go only one place in the world,
where would it be? And why?→Read more...
Anniversary edition. Only party tunes allowed. Playing now...
Fòrse sé tu gustassi una sòl volta,
La millésima parte délle giòje,
Ché gusta un còr amato riamando,
Diresti ripentita sospirando,
Perduto è tutto il tempo
Ché in amar non si spènde.
AskMeCha: Is copy editing as awesome as it sounds?
I'm brainstorming jobs I might like. I love grammar and spelling... →Read more...
WE ARE OVERDUE FOR A SHOUTING THREAD! →Read more...
Cream of sweet potato soup = yum. It was my first attempt. Should this be in mecha cooks? :/
Ever had a dream come true? I'm sitting here listening to an advance copy of a cd that comes out in a couple of weeks...
What should I do for my birthday this weekend?
Spin the string.
Fun with Flash -- reminds of a 3D spirograph.
HAPPY 6th MONTH ANNIVERSARY, METACHAT! →Read more...
Capitalizing on the Cult of Cute
, 2005, by artist/illustrators kozydan (Dan and Kozue Kitchens)
17 November 2005
AskMeCha: To be drawing the crude pictures of genitals I just need a small free art program for mac 0s10.2.8 (The Jaguar). What I want is something similar to MS Paint, that can draw straight lines and a couple curves, has at least 16 colors and maybe that neat thatching for the crappy spraybrush.
I DO NOT NEED SOMETHING AS COMPLOX AS ILLUSTRATOR.
(I just wanna doodle on my computer, man, I don't need a buncha filters or nothin').
Any hope for me, MeCha?
Godstar (7" version)
I spent a week in the hospital (or 'in hospital', for those of you that identify yourselves as 'blokes'), and found myself with little to do to pass the time.→Read more...
Here's my favorite version of La Bamba as interpeted by Milton Nascimento. Enjoy!
Have you ever
declined a job offer because they want you to wear a tie every day?
PLEASE HOPE ME
I have a track with a name, but no artist. A country/folk song "Prodigal Son", sounds like Laura Cantrell or Lucinda Williams a little, doesn't seem to be either. I may have gotten it from MeCha around 10/30.
I quite like it and wish to give it the Last.FM statistical love it deserves. These are the rough lyrics:
AskMecha: Wainscoting! →Read more...
Leibovitz shoots Knightly as Dorothy
-very well done (but i make a better Dorothy) ; >
We're at the bar. Posting from a meetup. Divine wino, myself, hugh janus, gaspode, trharlan and our freind tennesee sam are here.Tennessee sam says fuck you you godless sons of bitches
First pair of bifocals. Feel so old.
Anyone know anything about Doctor's weigh scales? →Read more...
Is the mudpuppie / Chicago wing-ding
still happening?→Read more...
I'm too drunk to drive... BEER CALL!
Guy's night: 5 guys, lots of beer, pizza, and the occasional cigarette. One guy says, "we need more beer." Everyone agrees, but no one is sober enough to drive. An idea is proposed: a company that delivers beer, cigarettes, pizza, and wings.→Read more...
Telecast extraordinaire.→Read more...
Mix CD Help
If anyone has a digital file of any of the songs listed in the linked photo, could you post it on yousendit please, and link it here? I would like to help the Portland MeFites realize this mix.→Read more...
An Announcement and a Request... →Read more...
please go to Flickr
and tell me if they can see pictures? All I see is that little red x in the corner of where my picture would be.
This got me curious
What are your favorite/top five sites to visit, and why do you like them so much?
Carthago delenda est?
This post manages to take a swipe at Bush and it's not even political. I'm looking forward to finding out what the heck gives.
is the Color
of my True Love's Hair
. (Espers, Currituck Co. [with bonus extra Simone cover], X-Legged Sally.)
16 November 2005
The Mefi Boardgame
(via The Haughey)
Some Wednesday tunes...
A kinda-sorta semi-repeat of the Boring Radio broadcast from Monday afternoon... only better. Starting at 10:30PM EST (about ten minutes from now).
Lost I really wish I could get on that island so I could help those people.
of the websites
made me happy
Anchovies and coddled eggs →Read more...
Are You or Have You Ever Been Eeksperienced
Not as holiday-ish as the last one.
The file I started downloading days before making this post
done downloading! I'm tingling with excitement!
Did we ever decide
what the word is that describes when a mefite makes a comment or post
, considering their username?
nice to have my computer back
is one of my favorite contests.
The rockin starts at the top of the hour. Ends an hour after that.
What them sexy little swingline
minxes get up to when you aren't looking. nsfw - or at least not safe for office supplies.
Someone just said to me: "You rock my face off!" What'd somebody just say to you?
you're supposed to give me
the chocolate bar and watch as I eat it for you
How many drinks does it take you? →Read more...
New Modernist Photography
Some NSFW. Previously seen on mefi as part of Operation Eden
(Can I grouse that on Mefi, the lack of description kept me from seeing the Katrina blog the first time around, and that the poor indexing meant that nothing showed up for the photographer or blog until I was previewing the FPP? And now it's closed to new comments... Arg...)
How Long Is Your Time? I was discussing this with a friend: Is a day or a week a long time to you or not so much?
To think I really really really really really wanted to be a MeFite
I've been almost a year since I registered with MetaFilter. I paid my $5 and got my logon.→Read more...
I thought I didn't like the World Game
Man, I just got back from the pub where we watched Australia qualify for the 2006 World Cup. →Read more...
AskMeCha: Pretty Pretty Pencils
I've decided to sew or somehow make all my Christmas presents this year (except the stuff for my kids, because I can't sew mp3 players and computer chairs yet, unfortunately...)→Read more...
An amazing sketch/notebook kept by a Mefi member
. It was featured briefly in this post
back in August but it's just so awesome I thought it deserved its own over here. Make sure you look at the enlarged pictures.
Who's your favorite person? →Read more...
serve with ice cold beer. →Read more...
15 November 2005
Anyone here have sleep apnea? →Read more...
Unable to connect
- Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at www.metafilter.com.
Story of my life.
bass ackwards →Read more...
britters to kick k-feed out on the street. According to this site on the internet. [via vark]
Random thought/random quote: "I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me... but it's hard to stay mad, when there's so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I'm seeing it all at once, and it's too much, my heart fills up like a balloon that's about to burst... And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can't feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life..." -Lester Burnham, "American Beauty"
for those with firewall issues.
What do you get when... →Read more...
Gimme some good thanksgiving dish ideas!!! →Read more...
[Quicktime, via Boingboing]
Transverse Myelitis - request for any medical histories/experiences →Read more...
Radio mudpuppie, for those who hunger. Starting in 15 - 20 minutes.
Speaking of worst covers
make sure to look at their wicked druid-esque band photo and read their totally dark stage names.
I am no graphic artist
clearly, but I following up this
, I made this...
Jonmc says this is the best sweet treat ever made.
So, I ask him what's so great about Valomilk?
Also, Jonmc, are those gummi teeth actually good? Or akin to Wax Lips which were allegedly edible. Sure you could eat them but they taste like ass.
I love this image.
And I love the idea of The Picnic as a jumping off point for an art show
... But the rest of the works here? Meh. Not so much, really. So I decided to gather together a potluck of picnic images for us to snack on.→Read more...
Remember this guy?
He gained notoriety for representing Jack Kevorkian
in a somewhat flamboyant way; He then ran for Michigan governor against a disliked Republican with less than spectacular results
. Now he's running for Michigan Attorney General
. Hilarity ensues
So You Wanna Be A Rock N' Roll Star
Three of the Killers were kicked out of a hometown Vegas hipster bar, unrecognized, for lack of ID. That has to be humbling, especially in a town known for its love of celebrities haunting local joints.
What do I do with 200 rubber lizards?
I just moved into a new office→Read more...
Every Playboy centerfold from 1988 to 1997. Mathematically averaged. Math is sexy. [Totally safe for work, unless naked blobs are against the rules.]
Feeling down?? This song will cheer you up!
It's Charming Hostess doing a Child Ballad ("Lady Gay") spliced with a klezmer tune, complete with clarinet solo.
14 November 2005
"plays mongrel-bred swamp music using a bewildering array of traditional-junkyard-hand-whittled-cat gut-burping-outhouse-rusted instruments-the essentials of pure Americana."→Read more...
Even the owner of the company thinks it sucks, and he expects me to drink the stuff?
Just picked up a pair of these
(the single chair, not the double) off Craigslist for $100. :) Makes me curious what stellar deals others have found at garage sales or in the classifieds? Speak!
AskMeCha: I'm quitting my job. I've never quit a job before. Help me. →Read more...
Rain would be good. A phrase I never dreamed I'd utter. -18" and counting.
Is there a waiting list to sign up? Do i have to be Irish to be a resident?
I need help finding a breakout clone that has a "medieval" theme.→Read more...
Monday afternoon tunes now playing on Mecha Radio.
He only writes when he wants something →Read more...
Wax On, Wax Hoff:
continuing our fascination with, and torture of, The Hoff.
Drive a cab.
(Amusement value time approximately equal to load time on a broadband connection.)
How did you get away with it? →Read more...
So, I cheesed my Yahoo password on Friday evening somehow. When I went to have them reset the password they sent it to an email address I can't get access to.→Read more...
A revolutionary new band. Tracks available here
i just heard this guy singing santa maria de <something> on the bbc's late junction (second track in, thursday's show, available here
) and found it stunningly beautiful (it helped that he speaks spanish so slowly and clearly that i could understand every word).→Read more...
Today’s helpful gardening tip. →Read more...
Gawd, I just can't take it anymore.
"That's terrible! What do you call it?" "The Aristocrats!" Tell me a dirty joke.
The Search. The Truth upholds the fragrant Earth and makes the living water wet. Truth makes fire burn and the air move, makes the sun shine and all life grow.→Read more...
Perhaps you'd like to help save some art.
This cool gallery I know really needs help. I love this place - the only place I've felt at home in Phoenix since I've been here. →Read more...
Questions about new iPods
So I just read the review of the new video iPod at ilounge.com. Apple's dropped firewire support "for data transfer". WTF?→Read more...
13 November 2005
He's at it again!
URGENT! A second iTunes question
...since I used up my ask.metafilter question earlier today.
(It's what appears to be a "dance party," actually. Check it out.)
I hate it when the referrees decide who wins and loses!
AskMecha: Home PC as Server? How easy is it for a moderately technically proficient person to use their home PC as a server to host their own site? Is it worth the trouble?
The fruit of mefi projects
) Checking out the projects, I found this odd site.
Remember that sweet forum? It came out a couple months ago... it had a lot of AJAX and CSS in it... didn't look like a regular BBS/forum. I can't, for the life of me, remember what it was called - or where to find it. Any guesses?
Listen and see!
I am just slightly ahead of the curve. Exhibit A
, Exhibit B
AskMecha: Hope me! Why is this document stuck inside my computer?? →Read more...
Country-fied Flashdance? Cruising the dial the other day, I came across a bluegrassy/country version of Flashdance. No artist was ever announced, so might anyone here know of the persons behind this masterpiece and where I might find it? Gracias.
mudpuppie's back!! YAY!!!
Metachat, we need to talk. →Read more...
Ask MetaChat: Simple http server?
I know I saw an AskMe about this..→Read more...
"Musings of a design junky" is a terrific blog for decorative arts. You will drool.
New techno mix!
A bunch of new (to me) tracks in this one, Jeff Mills, Detroit-ish, some noise, some melody. Better sequencing overall. A bit rough in spots, but not at all utterly terrible, smoother in some places, rougher in others.
12 November 2005
I'm home! Did ya miss me? huh? huh? : >
Can anyone identify this painting?
It's from the cocktail party-scene in Spinal Tap.
Indie Rock Worlds Collide
Final Fantasy (Owen Pallett of the Arcade Fire) covers a Bloc Party song. Oh, and it kicks ass. Happy Saturday Night, kids.
Not psychedelic this time, just the usual mix of all sorts of stuff.
Jed's Other Poem
An incredibly clever music video for a song by the band Grandaddy, made on an old Apple II+ computer. Awesome. (embedded QT)
Marty Stouffer, I salute you.
Saturday morning, sun is shining, cup of coffee in hand, and Marty Stouffer's Wild America on TV. Does it get any better than this?
Homicide: Life On The Street The great lost show of the 90's
. Brainchild of legendary director Barry levinson, one might even say that in it's gritty realism and frankness (NTM cinematic sensibility) it was the antecedent of shows like The Sopranos and The Wire. Any fellow fans here?
[Riff] His eyes..
...were each like drops of diarrhea in a glass of milk garnished with an olive pit a'mid ships.→Read more...
An exhaustive catalogue of American cartoons, both animated and print, ranging from the ubiquitous
, to the classic
, to the largely forgotten
. It also includes a cool "Today in Toons"
(A MeFi search shows that it's been linked in comments several times, but it's never been an FPP; I had never encountered it before tonight, when I had a pressing need to know the name of the show
that Gleep and Glop appeared on.)
The newest dinosaur is pretty awesome.
Late night MeCha rave
BYOB. BYOE. Glo-sticks optional. Don't tell the cops. And BTW, dancing by your computer is not geeky unless someone sees you doing it.
Surf Away the Weekend!
Groove Terminator, Here Comes Another One.→Read more...
11 November 2005
First let me say that I very much enjoy and respect the music (and to a large extent the beliefs) of Pete Seeger.... [mi]
Today's our anniversary and... →Read more...
Ask Metachat What Do I Want For Christmas? →Read more...
From the Blue Zoo to you.
A short list of short lists of things →Read more...
Boston Legal Anybody else here watch it?
The First Annual
Myspace Stupid Haircut Awards!→Read more...
Leo Kottke (no, not that
Kottke) and Mike Gordon (yes, that
Mike Gordon) apply their own deadpan, droll spin to Aerosmith.
A short list of things I neither love nor hate. →Read more...
A short list of things →Read more...
This photo makes me happy.
That it could do otherwise is inconceivable.
A Short List of Things I Both Love and Hate →Read more...
A short list of things I love →Read more...
Ask a Handy Mechazen!
How do you stick sheet plastic to brick in such a way that it will stay all winter and yet be cleanly removable come spring?→Read more...
A short list of things I hate →Read more...
I donated to WUNC, local NPR station this week.
It's their fall fundraiser. Besides, I wanted my name in the drawing for an Alaska trip. (I didn't win.) →Read more...
50's lounge plinky music
Help me with a genre/artists!→Read more...
It kinds sucks online on the West Coast (unless you're Japanesee, I don't know). You all are peacefully snuggled into your beds while here I sit. Bored. Don't bother to answer because by the time you do I won't have waken up yet.
*passing time listening to Tipsy while tipsy*
HEY! HEY! HEY!
too aloof to be really married
"Pannu and Ranjit do not depict the comfort level that is visible in photographs of a married couple. You and [Pannu] look distant and aloof in the photographs"
Veterans' Day 2005
"I can envision a small cottage somewhere, with a lot of writing paper, and a dog, and a fireplace and maybe enough money to give myself some Irish coffee now and then and entertain my two friends."
-- 2nd Lieutenant Richard Van de Geer, letter to friend before he was killed, May 15, 1975, officially last American to die in the Vietnam War
I missed out on the mix swap
But here is my contribution. I hope you enjoy it.→Read more...
You, sir, are a wanker. →Read more...
10 November 2005
Some Old Time Religion
I just got the CD boxed set Goodbye Babylon
Oldest, middle, youngest, only? Where do you fit in?
I am considering buying a fedora →Read more...
I've seen taz share these every so often, and as I used some of the fabric patterns from her fantastic site, thought I'd offer this one too. 1025x769 Hope this is okay.
I've been wanting to share this
for a couple days now, but was unsure how it would go over on a site that seemed male-centric. It's an essay on male privilege in the online subgroup of fandom. →Read more...
WEAK Three people in the cube next to me are yammering, seriously, about theological end-times.
Rackstraw Downes: A Interest in Air "Years ago I read a beautiful letter that Stendhal sent to his sister, giving her advice on letter writing. He said, choose subjects you care very much about, but when you put your feelings into words, do it as if you didn't want anyone to notice. When I read that, in the seventies, I thought, that's what I'm trying to do. I don't want anyone to notice the style".
Lounge Music of the Gods!
All kinds of tiki goodness for your delectation.
winders-free. you know you want it.
dayum. i decided to go ahead and bite the bullet and install the ubuntu linux to my computer. →Read more...
Silly people on the Daily Show:
Where they come from and where they go.
I pride myself on the fact that I'll eat just about any type of food.
Moldy, stinky cheese? Fermented, pickled vegetables? Strange, briny critters dredged up from the bottom of the ocean? Organ meat? Bugs? I eat 'em all.
However, this bread
gives me pause [WARNING: disturbing images].
"I have struck a city - a real city
and they call it Chicago. . . I urgently desire never to see it again. It is inhabited by savages."
Over a hundred years have passed since Kipling penned that little bit o' love for Chicago. So what of it Mudpuppie?
You're still coming right? Where're we meeting huh? It's gonna be fun yeah!
So that when the aliens return, you'll know right away.
The Adventures of Captain DooDoo [mildly nsfw?]
When you are constipated and you need to poo, make sure to call Captain DooDoo. (via blort
The Chocolate Fashion Show
On one hand: chocolate good. On the other: fashion stoopid. How conflicting.
When did Google switch to Cold Fusion?
The server encountered a temporary error and could not complete your request.
Please try again in 30 seconds."
the new kate bush cd →Read more...
(Geocities link; archive.org version here
. ‘Mua will change my life forever... Mua
is coming!’ Read the Manifesto!
Make a Prayer!
Take the Oath!
‘Throw off the lousy dresses of shabby old morality! Face the sunrise of the new world in your nude body of power!’
Speaking of mefi projects...
There's a girl (not from France)/and they call her mrs. pants/and she draws real good/so vote for her, you should...→Read more...
I've started to realize that the women I have had the best relationships with in the past are also those who have had the best relationships with their own mothers. Really sweet, caring mom = really sweet, caring daughter. Moms who abandoned their daughters at an early age = all sorts of fucked-upedness. Moms who were around but didn't seem to care that much = daughters who don't seem to care that much.→Read more...
whether it would be better to be completely ignorant about what's going on?→Read more...
Lights, Fall, dreams, ass stabbing
redheaded midgets and an antique babe… →Read more...
Ever have a reference letter so good...
that it made you wonder if you should stay?→Read more...
Some reason for the season.→Read more...
09 November 2005
Sometimes I doubt your commitment to....
Sparkle Motion. What responsibilities have you been slacking off on, er, transitioning out of, lately?
mp3 tag editor? I need an mp3 tag editor. iTunes won't give me access to the Title tag field. I downloaded GearVolt, and for the life of me, I cannot figure out how it works. Anybody know a simple tag editor?
Neutral Milk Hotel
I uploaded this for a friend, but thought I'd share for those of you who haven't tried this popular-with-MetaChat band.
For the lonely.
The women of the Ridgid brand tools calendar for 1975-76. NSFW, probably.
is often referred to as a 'natural bypass' because it stimulates the formation of small blood vessels to create natural bypasses around narrowed and blocked arteries." →Read more...
[The aspens] turn in clusters,
because their roots connect them.
I truly ((2x2+y2+z2-1)3-(1/10)x2z3-y2z3 = 0) you all.
It's beginning to ooze
a brown liquid, and animals have foraged inside.
I just met with the GC. Everything's fine, my drawings are fine, the schedule is fine, and I'm so relieved I'm tearing up. I hope all of you have pieces of your life that are falling into place.
Goofy pop for your lunch break
Or maybe as you start back to work. I'm unexpectedly home in the middle of the day (shift hours changed), so here are a few fun tunes I pulled out to listen to... Boring Radio starts broadcasting in just a few minutes.
What's your favorite cheese?
Click 'Curiosa' then 'ABC'.
(even with the actual URL it only resolves back to the main page)
I wanna be your dog... →Read more...
Menu for an Amish Barn Raising
From this very kickass Mennonite Community Cookbook that I just found at the library for 10 cents (you don't often see kickass and mennonite in the same sentence)
I'd just like to thank the voters of Maine
for a wonderful birthday present. This is the election crowing/sobbing thread. Enjoy!
It's depressing, but Joaquin Phoenix doesn't even have to try and he's making the most money. And, Bill Gates, despite his philanthropic nature just doesn't get it. I'd quite like the Lisa Marie Presley or the Patrick Earl Barnes one. What about YOU?
LED Faucet Light turns water bright blue
Just in case you missed it in MetaTalk (and, wow, that page is scrolling down really quickly), the projects site is up, and Matt has agreed that for the first month or so, any (appropriate) project launched in 2005 "that hasn't been seen on a million blogs or metafilter before is up for grabs". Here's the MeFi Projects "about" page
I have stopped caring about my job! →Read more...
08 November 2005
w00t! Good news all around! →Read more...
I found this here
, at No Condition is Permanent. I'm thinking about MeFi-ing it, but I don't want to ruin the links until I've downloaded what I want. And to keep the presure off of him, I've YSId a particularly tasty bit of afrobeat from Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey. Groove on this, folks.
will commence at 10:30 eastern, 7:30 pacific (approximately 10 minutes from now).
"Bat as Penis" motif
- concept of up-coming Superman and Batman teamup comic? My eyes are filthy because I swear I see what isn't supposed to be there. Click for image. Possibly NSFW or bats, but very much the cover of an upcoming DC children's comic.
Deodorant for Girls Girls, what kind of deodorant do you use that does not make sweat stains?
Fly the friendly skies!
Now featuring free admission
, and gambling
Insoles. Advice, wisdom sought. →Read more...
New XP Install
Question about slipstreaming a Win XP Home edition install to include SP2 and a SATA controller driver: →Read more...
Election day!! →Read more...
Hoppy Birthday to Melissa May and Shane! Any other birthdays this week?
Tell us about your favourite toy when you were a kid. Mine was a big mat that I could spread out on the floor, and it had a whole town planned out on it, and I could make houses with my Lego and create a whole world with my stuffed animals. I was also a big fan of my giant roll of newsprint and my crayons.
(Bonus points for kiwis: did you have a Buzzy Bee
Sacrificed on the altar →Read more...
Thank you, Flickr helpers →Read more...
By the fabulous Jazz Butcher. Why he isn't better-known I can't understand.
Tales Collected by the Brothers Grimm.
Two hundred fairy tales from the 1884 translation by Margaret Hunt.
07 November 2005
Slash fiction: Barack Obama and Jimmy Smits. →Read more...
What do they call you at home?
Inquiring minds want to know!
Let There Be Rock!
Just got tickets to see The Drive-By Truckers
on the weekend after Thanksgiving...→Read more...
This is me: I am sad.
I took one of my dogs to the humane society today. I'm drunk and hurting. I tried and tried and tried; he had brain damage and I couldn't make him into an okay dog.
BEST SINGLE-LINK NEWSFILTER POST EVAR
Cheerleaders, sex, bar. The story really just writes itself.
Discovering Qi Gong
,(via Google Video; low resolution)→Read more...
Any progress on the MeChat Mix CD For Charity drive?
Compulsive Reference Checking
I've been watching tv/movies on my PC now, which has led to odd behavior: if any book is ever shown during the course of a show, no matter how briefly, I find myself pausing the show to immediately look up the book on the net to see what it's about. The same if anyone sings any songs.
You are just a dreamer, and I am just a dream
Does anyone have the version of "Like A Hurricane" from Weld
that they'd be willing to share? I'm writing an essay on Neil Young generally and "LAH" specifically, and am looking to compare the various recordings. I have the original (which is right here
) and the version from Live Rust
, but don't have Weld
at the moment. Thank you for your time.
This week in my pretend newsletter - →Read more...
John Fahey instrumental acoustic blues
Anyone ever listen to this guy? I have had the '97 re-issue of The Legend of Blind Joe Death
playing and can't get enough. It gives me goosebumps.
Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar
I usually develop against Firefox with the Web Developer toolbar installed, and this seems to be a close analog for IE. Pretty slick.
Charts, we have charts.
Now that the Last.FM group has surged to 39 members (woohoo! ... we surpassed the MeFi IRC group in just over 10 days), we're getting charts that are probably going to settle down a little better.→Read more...
Foment-Free Zone All fomenting strictly prohibited in this thread NO EXCEPTIONS
I'm playing some jazz (mostly) on Radio Mecha. Please tune in, if you're so inclined. 'Tune in' isn't really the appropriate phrase, is it?
It's not your birthday
Though you may enjoy this mix. I was late putting it up this week, but it's still tasty pop from Africa, Japan, Iceland, Sweden, Jamaica, Italy, the UK and US.
Wild Strawberries →Read more...
Dean & Me. What kind of guy laughs when you upstage his crooning with a piece of raw meat on a fork? Whoever he is, you'd better hang onto him: he's probably the best friend you'll ever have.
tells the story of his partnership with Dean Martin
in a new book
This makes me very happy
Does he make you happy too?
Whats your fave anim gif?
I dig: ascii bunny
and vi vi vi becomes the editor of the beast
. Now show me yours!
Frontiers of Science!
This /. link
discusses a gravity wave detection experiment, which seems to me reminiscent of the Michelson-Morley experiment
of yore. To think of all the cool E-M phenomena we now understand! What other sorts of things are on the forefront of exciting science these days?
Help me decide what to do today..
Mr. taz is out of town, I made lentil soup yesterday, so I won't need to do any cooking, and I'm half inclined to be productive, and half inclined to be a slug. Here are the exciting options:→Read more...
06 November 2005
My Headache Is Epic →Read more...
?y keyboard settings are very very zrong: they have szitched to another language as you see: this is not a joke: please help: i use osx: thanks: yes I already rebooted; and system, preferences appear to be set ok: thanks:
AskMecha: DVD playback on my puter.
What's your favorite free software for playing DVDs on your XP computer?→Read more...
Sony Rootkit CDs →Read more...
Help, Green Fairies! I'm trying to find the best route to procure some absinthe for my best friend's birthday in two weeks. Has anyone had the experience of having it shipped to the US (prices are ridiculous) without trouble? Any alternate routes available? Can you recommend some brands that don't cost gazillions and thus won't bust this fairy's ass? Merci beaucoup!
I'll trade you
an eleven-minute live version of "Season of the Witch"
by Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper and Steven Stills for the cover of it Richard Thompson did for Crossing Jordan.
It's soup time!
I love to make make soups→Read more...
Goats and Trampolines: Together at Last
The pictures that accompany this news item about a boy and his pet goats make me so, so happy. Thank you, internets, for bringing such a thing to my attention.
Willy Wonka's Father is Count Dooku!1! I'm a little slow, but I saw the stupid film last night.
05 November 2005
Guess that launch code!
From 1960 until 1977, all U.S. Minuteman nuclear long-range ballistic missiles shared the same 8-digit launch combination: '00000000.'
I LOVE IT when i'm on vacation during an exciting time!
(this'll be the Paris update thread==more inside) : >
I HATE IT WHEN FRENCH RIOTERS TORCH MY CAR
I HATE IT WHEN TORRENTS SLOW DOWN TO A CRAWL WHEN THERE IS ONLY LIKE 2% LEFT!!! AHHHH!
People should not be afraid
of their governments, governments should be afraid of their people. I've just got back from a fantastic bonfire night. Fireworks, flames, toffee and baked potatoes. 400 years on, read about Guy Fawkes
, then watch (again) the trailer for V for vendetta
. Finally, listen to this song
by Attilla the Stockbroker.
Why is everyone so &^#*ing 'meta' these days? Since when is Meta the new cool? And what's with the blue on this page? Seems .... familiar ... somehow.
I've been cooped up at home, sick, for four days. Yes, I'm ranting.
So, like where mah peeps at? →Read more...
Silent Movie Stars. Their Lives, Their Films.
ears down As in unperky bunny.
I have a lot on my mind, nothing fit to be shared, but if you guys wanted to be silly on a thread*, it would cheer me up immensely.
*This one. Please?
A little dark music
A mostly-repeat broadcast of Boring Radio from late last week, this time in daylight hours. Starting at 5 PM Eastern (about 15 mins. from now).
How guilty should I feel?
So I've been dating a nice woman for about 3 months,→Read more...
that's why my printer came with a sample of photo paper→Read more...
Finnegan the Squirrel
see a collective "awwwww"?
Step one: carve pumpkins
. Step two: Let set for a week. Step three: Gnarly Pumpkin
Thanks I was in the dumps recently about what i was going through and was reaching out to mecha and got some nice responses from y'all. I'm a little embarrassed (cuz i waz a lil' drunk) but really it was nice.
Ask Mecha More More (Faster Pussycat, Kill Kill!). When I try to copy text from a pdf (hate! hate!), all I get is little boxes with scattered ampersands, dollar signs, etc. Does anyone else have that problem, or is it because of my Greek language support? Any idea how to fix?
Ask Mecha More A free Windows XP program to make inactive windows transparent (that is, alpha-blended)?
How do I add my google feedreader to my google customized homepage?→Read more...
04 November 2005
The Email Time Capsule.
Send a harangue or words of positive affirmation to your future self, via email. Wierdly enough, a free service provided by your jowly capitalist friends at Forbes.
Yo Chicago... →Read more...
Babies Go Wild for Robert Plant I was playing music for my 16 month old little boy tonight. After he was done and got down, he started dancing and bouncing to the music. Which was sweet enough.
But when Led Zeppelin's Misty Mountain Hop came on, he came up to me and gave me a kiss for the first time ever. Just a peck on the neck and went back to shaking his tiny little groove thing.
Just too sweet not to share.
Ask Mecha: On my handheld, I had a program that allowed freehand drawing, but replaced the freehand shapes with the closest matching geometric shape. What's similar for the PC? [mi]
BATTLE WITH GILGAMESH →Read more...
So I learned this word from a difficult reading the other day, "instantiate",→Read more...
Look, I miss jonmc
and hope he's okay and all, but→Read more...
When awaiting a shipment from DHL, what does a status of "Transit through sort facility" mean? →Read more...
Today the sun came up at 07:17 and set at 15:48. And it's only November. It sucks.
Remember, remember, the 5th of November. Where can I find a nice Guy Fawkes mask to print out? Could you make me one? You know I've always admired your artistc skills.
Help me get a clue
with audio stuff. Or don't.→Read more...
IT IS FRIDAY!
I AM SO BUSY THAT THE TOP OF MY HEAD IS COMING OFF!
what are your favourite buildings? with the caveat that you have to have seen the damn thing in real life. bonus points for url's with sexy architecture photos.
Off With His Thumbs!
Nevada mayor wants to amputate thumbs of graffiti artists, live on television. Mayor also thinks caning is a good idea.
I know this made the rounds a few years ago, but suddenly it seems like the perfect coffee table book!→Read more...
RSS Question: I assume from the dynamic bit in the lower right corner that "Recent MeFi
posts by Metachat users" uses RSS to spit out that data? Let's say I had a blog and I wanted to do the same thing. What's the best way to "call" that data? I noticed Friendster now has this functionality, too. All you have to do is paste the url and it prints headlines to your user page. I've never understood how to implement such a thing for personal use.
Hey, how come you can't have a really really
really really really really really really really really really really really really →Read more...
Play a Breakout clone, give up some personal information, and get a Sharpie Mini in the mail (while supplies last, natch). Or, alternately, just buy some
. I like Sharpies.
MeCha coding dream In RL I did a lot of reading other people's code yesterday. Last night I dreamed I was working on this piece of code and in the comments, one of the people who had edited it, back in 2001, was Specklet. Then I saw her on IRC and said "hey, I found some of your old code!" It was kind of cool.
AskMeCha: My boss doesn't know my name... So, I work part time as a law clerk at a firm while I'm in school. One of the guys-with-his-name-on-the-letterhead, a man in his 70s, has begun regularly addressing me by the wrong name. I don't care about that, but my question is: What's more polite, ignoring the error, or finding a way to subtly clue him in? And if it's the latter, how?
Protect your banana!
Careful now. Don't bruise it!
Listen, people. This is a good song
. Yeah, maybe it's a little too long. But you shouldn't just let it die
03 November 2005
Canasta--Please! Aaagh! I want to play online canasta with a friend, but I need Java and my system keeps telling me I don't have enough disc space to run Java... but I DO, I DO have enough disc space! How do I download Java (on XP Home) or find a free canasta site on the Web that doesn't need Java? Thanks!
I'm going to Paris tomorrow night! I'm going to Paris tomorrow night! : >
A Non-Philosopher's Guide to Philosophical Terms
via that bastion of rampt intellectualism, fark.com
LIMITED TIME OFFER! LOOK INSIDE! →Read more...
How can 42 oz Arizona Tea be 30 cents cheaper than 20 oz Arizona Tea? No, this was not a sale nor a mislabelling, both sizes were next to each other on the shelf, and yes they were in the right spots. I understand economy of scale, but this is just plain weird.
An introduction to Clampers
Deaf phone sex
(kinda NSFW, ya know...)
How long does a person wait for Flickr?
It's not a big deal, but I started using my Flickr account, and still am not showing up in the Metachat and Metafilter_users section.→Read more...
Random workout/medical question:
Are you more likely to end up with exercise induced low blood sugar in the evening than in morning?→Read more...
How can I slack off
if nobody talks to me?
Photo of a pack of dogs attacking an alligator.
*warning* - very graphic. Don't click if you're squeamish.
Did bugmenot.com move?
A week seems like a long time for the domian name to have remained expired.
After the great discussion that developed last night in my AskMeChat venture, I question Matt's wisdom in trying to ban chattiness in AskMe.
My day is made. Richard Price interviews Dion DiMucci for Rolling Stone, 1976.
I'll be off having orgasmic fits if anyone needs me.
about the McMartin case, including an apology from one of the "victims" for lying. He made the whole thing up.
"I am a fashion god!"
That Brownie, he did a heckuva job. Just read his email! (PDF alert...also kinda Newsfilter.)
"You son of a dick!" Ever hear somebody butcher an insult, either from unfamiliarity with the language or ignorance of the idiom?
Santorum to Imus:
"Your wife called and says she wants a threesome."
It never fails, does it? Sooner or later these guys always show what they've really got going on inside them.
Karlheinz and Lucifer.
'Lucifer is still leading his rebellion against God and mankind. The problem is that almost nobody believes in the existence of Lucifer.' Karlheinz Stockhausen talks to the Independent.
I totally missed out on this meme, and... I'm glad.
So I'm sitting here eating a jar of baby food →Read more...
If these words were people, I would embrace their genocide"
...er, that is to say, the author of the page would. Not that I would. Necessarily. Which is to say, I don't endorse genocide. Or Linguicide. Or something.
My first Mecha dream! I guess, being a cult and all, it must happen to all of us. In the dream, I made a new post that went something like "Tell me the difference between a Venus Fly Trap and and an office chair. Also, contrast a falling piano with an Swiss cheese omelet."
So, uh, yeah, self fulfilling prophecy and all that.
How to make a set of
bagpipes from PVC and some vinyl.
The Flower Mandala Project
"For the past two years, I've been taking pictures of flowers and manipulating the images to form mandalas. "
Lazy album covers, excellent albums →Read more...
02 November 2005
Remember those choose your own adventure books?
Are those books still around?
AskMecha: Absurdist, surrealist blogs? →Read more...
A little dark music
Boring Radio will be on the air at 10p Eastern (about an hour from now) with a set that is inspired by...→Read more...
Aspirin or acetaminophin? I did water aerobics for the first time today. I ache so bad I'm nauseous. Which is more likely to give me some relief?
Sally Go 'Round the Roses: The original
, as performed by The Jaynetts, and a recent cover
by Caroleen Beatty and Heavy Friends.
AskMecha: Real pumpkin pie recipies? →Read more...
anyone know where this is now?
I'd sure like to see this damn thing.
why do links expire? why??
Let's get cracking
I had my bimonthly hissy-fit at the Blue where I remember why I canceled the feed. I walked home real fast-like and listened to this music. Enjoy.
Bust Calculator and Bra Outrage
The actual measurements of bras are not the same as they say they are. I for one am mad.→Read more...
Click "Verdict due on electro-sensitivity" on the right hand side [video].
I couldn't help but roar with laughter when I saw the loft.
I hate scones Everybody around me loves them, but I can't be convinced. They seem like dry, crumbly turdballs that get stuck on the roof of your mouth. Am I alone? Am I missing something?
Wal-Mart's Got Beef
with the trailer (Quicktime)
for the new anti Wal-Mart movie.
Don't let that get you down though, just do the Chinese Wal-Mart Cheer!
Fernando Ferrer's ad attacking NYC Mayor Bloomberg
[qt link] for his buddy buddy relationship with George W. comes off as more than a bit homophobic. The tag line? "He's not like Mike; he's more like you." That said, if you live in NYC, do vote for Ferrer next week.
Are you a creative person?
What do you craft/make/create/do/design/dream of? →Read more...
Phew! I just finished a huge buttload of work that has consumed every fibre of my being for the past couple weeks. And now it's over! And now I'm gonna slack off for the rest of the day!
Does anyone have some happy bouncy jangly guitarry music out there to post for me? pretty please? I'll dig some up too...
If I were a rich Brit
"So... Ladies, your bunker or mine?"
Sweating, exhausted and preparing for surgery on Friday. So, because it'll lift my spirits (and hopefully yours, here's some anthems about rock and roll itself→Read more...
Meiji Four-Character Slogans →Read more...
Yikes! The MeCha book deadline came and went and I forgot to send my submission!
Is there still time to get it in? Pretty please with a cherry on top?
When I am in the car, on a long trip, the game we play is to take the names of exits and append the last name of whoever is with me in the car to name their imagined children. Examples would be "Belvedere Genoa Steichmann," to use my last name, or "Paw Paw Lawton Chatfield" to use the last name of my girlfriend. Some sound aristocratic, some sound white trash ("Lucky Haskins Chatfield"), some sound deliciously exotic ("El Dorado Omega Steichmann").→Read more...
Can sombody parse this for me?
Yes, obviously, it's the sand art you can eat
, but is there some significance to the hierarchy? How many licks of Jesus' blood does it take to get to the sweet black sin?→Read more...
Donde Esta Hugh Janus? Ethylene? →Read more...
wOOt! We just got broadband at work! →Read more...
Ask MeCha: Blackberry anyone? Any of you super savvys have one of these devices? Are you happy with it?
on a scale of 1-5 when 1 is completely dissatisfied and 5 is completely satisfied How is coverage/line droppage? Is it a Sprint thing or GSM? If a cat is stripey and you shaved it, would its skin be stripey?
That is all.
Witnessing PC Abuse: I have just watched a colleague, at the other side of my office, install one of those "animated desktop backgrounds" with the bubbling waterfall and the flittering butterflies and the malicious spyware. I believe he also installed some "Free Screensaver!!!" as well. I weep for his CPU. Cruel, cruel man.
ads, signs and stuff from 50s and 60s--neato!
The Murine Kings Sing Songs of Love
New Mice on the Block? Modest Mouse? The Future Sound of Mouston?
I've been digging on this mouse funk for a while, actually, but it sounds like it got a three on it.
Ask MetaChat: What is to be done?
01 November 2005
It’s just a silly phase I’m going through
Is there a song you associate with your first big crush? →Read more...
I just ate collard greens and they were freakishly wonderful. Took some back to my room and am going to have a cold collard greens and Miracle Whip sandwich in the morning.
Tenderness vs. Honesty →Read more...
Where are the weapons? / I have only those of my reason...
(main link may be NSFW)
Exactly thirty years ago, Pier Paolo Pasolini
was murdered in Rome
. In the main link, a hitherto unpublished (in English) poem, "Victory".
Do young women over the age of 30 lust after attractive manfolk that are much younger than they are?→Read more...
Yay! or Meh. ?
if the universe is expanding, what is it displacing?
Men With Buns.
"some bunny needs you"
Rabbit information from Vancouver's Rabbit Rescue and Advocacy. And a nice calendar for people who like men who like bunnies. And bunnies that like men. I'm sure you know what I mean.
Are you getting the flu shot? →Read more...
Open warfare in the Senate.
Harry Reid, the democratic leader, invokes a little-used rule to clear the gallery, lock the doors, and move the Senate into closed session. The topic: pre-war Iraq intelligence. Bill Frist, caught flat-footed, labels the move a stunt and a "slap in the face". Oh, snap!
appropriate for MetaChat, considering the frequent mention of unicorns around here.
So I know we had a thread about signups, but it's closed. Who here is attempting to do the NaNo thing this month?→Read more...
Devendra Banhart - "Quedate Luna"
I just got the new CD on Saturday, and I've already played it straight through about nine times. (It's 74 minutes in length.)→Read more...
Proposal: Tom Waits
should be adopted as the official musician of MetaChat, for the following reasons:→Read more...
Tenhunen is already prepared to begin the procedure with a warmed-up, artificial vagina in his hand. One bull mounts the other, then there is some some swift but gentle action with the vagina, and success is achieved - a "full load".
I couldn't sleep last night
So I went and made y'all a mix cd. Big file; sorry dialup peeps.
Good morning! ... and remember, you read it here first.
Where have you been?
A nifty application that maps out which countries of the world you have visited. Also, map which US States
, Canadian Provinces
, and European Countries
you've been to. Blog-postable images ensue.
Women with voices I love... →Read more...
would you rather be happy, or be right?
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