30 November 2006
I'm only gonna say this once!
The truth about Scientology
Also, the heater broke in my apartment, and it's like 65 degrees in my apartment.
I finished the NaNoWriMo thingy! Can't believe it.
Marriage despite misgivings...
I'm not anonymous
, but this is something I've thought about a lot myself. →Read more...
Instructions and folding diagrams for 33 different erotic origami creations.
What's the worst card you've ever gotten?
Holiday or otherwise.→Read more...
Ask Mecha: Mac Mighty Mouse question. The tiny scroll wheel on my mac mouse scrolls up, but won't scroll down. I can't get into it to clean it and just cleaning the top and spinning the scroll wheel round doesn't work either. Anyone got any other suggestions?
Birthday. Yes. Today. →Read more...
Sometimes I love Christmas shopping. →Read more...
Let Them Eat Cake
-- the Office of the First Lady is distributing the menu for this year's White House holiday receptions.
MeCha Critique! Guy.com
is the latest project I've been involved with...→Read more...
A Nice Thing Happened to Me Today... →Read more...
I'm Flyyyyiiiiinnnnggg! →Read more...
Am I the only person who had never heard of these before?→Read more...
Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow, creeps in my petty face
MeFi/MeCha meetup with extra added cortex, tomorrow, December 1st at 7:30, the Tied House in Mountain View, California.
Come one, come all!
I just got the Madonna/Lourdes thing. Lordy lord, indeed.
Is MeCha Broken?
So I was looking at my own post history and I discovered something kinda heinous.→Read more...
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD! →Read more...
Getting a Jump on End-of-Year stuff,
I would like to know which catchphrase →Read more...
It's the little things. This morning I wrote myself my first official paycheck, and it was really nice to do it from an account I don't have to pay back with interest for once! There is hope! YAY!
need more zombies?
more bunny ears? squid? christopher walken?→Read more...
A man who writes to the woman he loves:
“I will wait for you, but not more than 100 years, maybe 101.” Bertrand Tavernier
's goodbye letter to his "friend, brother and father", Philippe Noiret
I love you all. THIS MUCH. →Read more...
I'm leaving later today for Amsterdam. Daddy's still not out of the hospital--he had an arrhythmia from some inhaled treatment and won't be home or in a convalescent place for at least a few more days--but he is off the constant oxygen and is able to get the darkest ball up more often. I put another update in one of the shouting threads yesterday.
I feel guilty for not staying longer, but if something happens I'll come right back. (more)
What do you call it?
I'm particularly fond of 'tinternet, but "the internets" and inkernet occupy soft warm places in my mind. So, we know it's a series of tubes, but what distortion of the word "internet" do you use and why? →Read more...
Ask MeCha: who might this band have been? On a flight from Copenhagen to Amsterdam on November 3rd, the last people to board were a group of bohemian-looking fellows, who nevertheless took business-class seats. I assumed that they must be a band, and thought maybe I had even seen them on TV, or on-line, but couldn't place them. [vague description inside]
Amy Winehouse is a UK singer
whose new album is getting fantastic reviews. She sings 1960's-style soul and has an amazing voice.→Read more...
Does anyone here play backgammon?
Do you ever play online? Are there online places that let you play with a specific other player? →Read more...
I experienced the hottest day ever measured in Las Vegas. Today we experienced the lowest high for this date, and tonight is projected to be the coldest here in three years. →Read more...
It's nice to see a Police officer with a sense of proportion and a sense of humour. →Read more...
29 November 2006
Mortgage insurance? This is BS right? "Without this coverage your family will still have to make your mortgage payments when you die."
i am listening to the "modern rock" station... →Read more...
Dumb Station! I'm watching America's Next Top Model, and the promos for the 11 o'clock news clearly showed the girl who was eliminated, saying they were going to interview her and see how she was dealing with the disappointment. WTH? They spoiled the show!
I've never hated a song more than I've hated →Read more...
Where are the bunnies? I had a nightmare that the bunnies my boyfriend and I had were gone. Apparently this resulted in me screaming in my sleep, "WHERE ARE THE BUNNIES?!" To which my boyfriend said (while trying to wake me up), "We don't have any." And I said, "Yes we did! They were in the box!"
We really don't have any bunnies, only sugar gliders and a hedgehog...
We had a foot of snow here in Golden. During a lull this afternoon I took a 100 or so photos. Some good Silver shots and others.
Uninsured-patient takers in Portland OR (more inside)
Vale The Glasshouse
Last night a nation watched as The Glasshouse aired for the last time. Despite denials from the PM
, government sources and the ABC
, I don't know anyone who believes that the axing was not politically motivated.→Read more...
- what are yours? Mine are ...→Read more...
So howsa about a meetup this weekend in Portland? King of Prontopia and I will be in Portland to witness the wedding of wobh and [name of non-mechazite deleted]. I've emailed Specklet, of Specklet fame, and she seemed interested. Anyone else up for a quick get-together Saturday evening?
accidental bad habits: →Read more...
Here and then gone again →Read more...
Friday is World AIDS Day
. Bristol-Myers Squibb
will donate one US dollar*
to the National AIDS Fund
everytime someone goes to their Web site and moves the match to the candle and lights it
(Macromedia Flash Player 8 required).
- up to a maximum contribution of $100,000
she likes cat pics better than bunny pics. Design our new MetaChat cat-head logo.
On behalf of my PC-less pal Hugh Janus, I'd like to let those of you know that we (pips, hugh, me and possibly a few others) are meeting at Antarctica (Hudson & Spring) for drinks around 5pm. All are welcome to join us. Thanks.
MeCha Gift Suggestion Box!
There's gifts, and then there are gifts
Does my friend need to license the music she uses in some videos available online?→Read more...
So I just sent an email to the people who decided to withold the $12k we made at our creative conference and put it toward the '07 conference.
Autumn in Texas.
All 48 hours of it. So I got that to look forward to.
I am a lean, mean working machine today. Presentations, proofing, papers, organizing plans with friends. Bam! Bam! Bam! Done!→Read more...
My most memorable overheard quote from last week:
A steak sauce worthy of Syrah While I could have prepared a classic steak au poivre, I opted for a recipe inspired by one created by French chef Roger Verge in his prime. He called it filet de boeuf aux raisins a la mathurini (filet of beef with raisins and Armagnac.) "Mathurin" is what the French call Popeye.
It's Two! Two Posts in One!
1. At Christmastime, I like to pretend it's the 1940s....→Read more...
Last resort Flash MX 2004 help, please... →Read more...
When Doves Cry
Covered by the Be Good Tanyas. It's very good.
Monorail Cat is ALIVE!
Didn't want you guys to miss mrmoonpie's work tucked away in this old thread.
I love this story. It's a couple years old, but I still have to share.
Adieu to Google Answers
Google to pull the plug on their AskMe-esque service.
The most annoying commercial currently on television.
Mustaches for Kids Chicago!
Please refer to me as Stache Gordon from here on out.→Read more...
28 November 2006
Tom Waits is on the Daily Show right now! How delicious.
The lamest Ask Mecha ever!
It involves wallpaper images for my desktop...→Read more...
does anyone here have an MLA handbook? →Read more...
I've never hated a movie more than I've hated... →Read more...
Tell me this punchline
is referring to something entirely innocuous.
The Dirty Boogie. →Read more...
When animals attack.
Despite intensive searches, this was the only trace of DaShiv that was ever found ...
It could be worse.
See, for instance KFC Pakistan's Chicky Fun Corner
. Let the splash page load. Scroll over "Fun Corner." Click on "Jokes."→Read more...
Boys, girls, is this a competition?
I'd like to get some non-ad-folk opinions on something. There are regular flamefests in some ad communities about ads that discriminate and/or stereotype genders. →Read more...
This is a thread where you beg other people to talk about you. We've had so many subtle threads on this topic, I say, let's just go whole hog.
This thread is where you describe the last person who posted. →Read more...
Tonight I am cat sitting for a colleague,
and I have a noisily spurring, contented thing lying on my legs (which are slowly going numb).→Read more...
Hollywood needs this.
Hell, *I* needed it.
Tasty, brooding goodness from I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness and Emmanuel Ho. [QT]
Name the nest...
A friend of mine just suggested I name the house I'm theoretically supposed to be buying on Friday. →Read more...
Firefox-Adobe Reader Question
Since updating to Firefox 2.0, my computer hangs up when→Read more...
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD! →Read more...
My new job requires true business casual dress. I need to buy some clothes. Hope me.→Read more...
Got the second interview! Fashion advice requested. →Read more...
Perfect gift for the DaShiv on the go?
Feel free to share cool gift ideas you've found, esp. if they remind you of a particular MetaChatter.
Low Point/High Point
In the mood to play Deep Question today? Then how about this one?→Read more...
Let's figure out a Photo Friday theme for this week.
Any cool ideas? (There's always the wiki list
, but I think those are pretty well picked over...)
More Rats Jumped Ship I just found out that two more team members are leaving. This means my team has had 66% turnover this year. All have left for jobs that pay at least $8-12k more for the same work.
I'd like some Christmas tripe with my Christmas trifle...
I want write a Christmas-themed essay for my book review blog, and I'm trying to come up with some materials to review. It might be fun, for instance, to gather together a selection of Christmas tripe such as Santa's Christmas Prayer
(link not safe for those who have any literary sensibilities and have just eaten) and go to town on it. Or to write something on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
. Which Christmas novels/stories/poems do you love and loathe? I don't review movies, so text only please...
little ballad - sort of reminds me of Trans-Siberian Orchestra's style.
Asylum Street Spankers.
You may want to queue up something else to get this one out of your head ASAP. Laughing or crying possible. *sigh*
Man in "not actually pregnant" shocker
...He then added his own details to the note...and took seven days off work, seemingly unaware that only women consult gynaecologists...
Y'see the thing I like about old(ish) TV shows
is seeing the places as they used to look like. Case in point - the X-Files.→Read more...
According to an article in The Times today... →Read more...
Did you miss me?
OMGWTFGREECE?!1!! My phone (along with those of a lot of other people) has been out since last Thursday, and thus, no internet. I have no idea why. →Read more...
Joan Armatrading: Love and Affection
(despite my absence of late, it's what I have fer y'all).
27 November 2006
I'm stuck at work! Hope me! The ramp from the garage in my building is frozen, and there's no way my car will be able to get up. Temperature is 30F and falling, so no chance it will thaw before tomorrow. I'll just have to start a new life in my office. I'll have to sleep in office chairs and eat vending machine food.
Tonight's dinner →Read more...
Uhh, how do I weatherstrip the track part of a sliding window? →Read more...
Ladies & Gentlemen, one of the great magnum opuses
of the rock era, with a twist
. →Read more...
Guess the caption →Read more...
FRIDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY
It's the South Bay MeFi/MeCha Meetup! This Friday (December 1st) at 7:30, the Tied House in Mountain View.
Come on, you know
you want to.
Guess where I'm going?
To the bathroom in Times Square!
"Ruination day, and the sky was red,
I went back to work, and back to bed." Stripped back, elegiac wonderfulness from Gillian Welch.
Tonight, on a very special "Bottom" ...
YouTube has unearthed the Weird Al of Gen X. →Read more...
Snowflakes and hummingbirds.
It's about 36° and there are snowflakes in the air. I was out raking leaves in a courtyard and I heard hummingbirds fighting in the parking lot.
Have you ever been in a situation... →Read more...
This thread is for saying something nice about
Got Pot Roast? I've decided to make a go at cooking for myself more often. I've got a craving for Pot Roast. Got any good recipes? (I do not own a pressure cooker, but would be willing to buy one if I'd make my investment back in saved food costs.)
This thread is for saying something nice about whoever has the last comment when you read it.
OK so asparagus, right?
So I knew that asparagus makes many people's urine smell. But what I didn't know is that not everyone can actually smell it. And that the ability to smell the urine isn't correlated with the aspargus effect on the urine smell. So you might have smelly-asparagus urine and not realise! Huh.
ATTN: SF BAY AREA, CA
Re: December Meetup →Read more...
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD! →Read more...
I had a dream last night. . .
in which I accidentally left a rented porn VHS →Read more...
"At any given moment 9 million people are watching Gilligans Island."
A collection of animated space and alien gifs
from a fellow who was born a couple miles from the Roswell crash site. Fun gifs accompanied by entertaining blurbs.
Another mixed update
I'm sorry for turning this into "gaspode's blog of depression" but this will be the last of it.→Read more...
More real-estate-themed suspense.... My closing date for my house has been put off again because the woman who is buying my condo needed more time to firm up the sale on her current home. The odds are things will be fine, but I won't know for sure until Thursday and right now the whole situation feels like a house of cards with far too much riding on it.
Hold me, MetaChat.
Look at this, tell me what you think.
It looks like Lala
, but for video games, not CDs. Even feels a bit like Lala. But is it as good and trustworthy as Lala? Bunnies, cast your discerning Mecha-eyes upon this thing and pass judgment.
"Sheep" has two e's and "hedgehog" has two h's, two e's, and two g's. Give me an animal name that has some letter occuring at least three times.
I have been made the admin of a flickr group I don't remember joining.→Read more...
Bottom 3 Points of your extended weekend. →Read more...
I got noise-cancelling earphones →Read more...
Female Plumbing Issues Inside
I am bleeding at least lightly several times a month now..→Read more...
Mixed update.. Daddy had to have fluid drained by needle since his blood pressure wasn't high enough. His breathing is better--he has a thing with balls that he blows into and he was able to get all of them up today--but there's something wrong with his kidneys. He also had to have something called cardiovercion (?) where he was put out for five minutes and shocked, but he said he felt better afterwards. I told my mother I wanted to be alone with him for a few minutes, but I had to wait until she left, which wasn't for several hours. (more)
26 November 2006
New web2.0 mashup.
Nick Nolte v. Kenny Rogers.
Celebrity Butt Plugs
Why use a boring old butt plug when you can use a George Dubya Tush butt plug? (Um, NSFW if you couldn't tell).
More Sunday Funnies: HT Webster . . .
NPR mentioned Harold Tucker Webster, creator of Caspar Milquetoast
, today, prompting me to Google for 'toons. Webster was a witty fellow with a great hairdo
Top 3 Moments
from your extended weekend. →Read more...
Can anyone here beat "My Pants Have No Fish"?!! →Read more...
Black8's Random Radio...5 - 9PM PST. →Read more...
My favorite kitchen device
-- looks like an inquisitioner's toolkit, doesn't it?
I am curious...Ever wonder what you would look like as a zombie?
This site is a friend
of mine's. He's been what I think is a wicked comic style artist as long as I've known him. Now, he's doing zombie portaits.→Read more...
I took this picture of him at the dog park today and I love it. I think it really captures him well!→Read more...
It's Snowing →Read more...
Sunday Comics 4 MeCha: More Little Nemo
and the flower that lets animals talk...
Yay or Nay?
Advent Devotionals →Read more...
The Sociopath Next Door.
1 in 25 people is a clinically diagnosable sociopath
. 20% of US prison populations are sociopaths. Those 20% account for over 50% of the more serious crimes such as murder, extortion, kidnapping, armed robbery, terrorism, treason and espionage. They are difficult to identify, but they basically have no conscience, are often charismatic, and try to elicit pity (crocodile tears) as one of their favorite tactics of manipultaion.
I'm an impressive mastermind
- what are you? (flash or sumthin')
is Finnish for "gay gas"
is not, however, a site dedicated to conspiracy theories. It's a lot more than that. It's the home of strange games
, the Kill Everyone Project
, the Gematriculator
and other weird (and funny) things you could call commentaries on modern culture, should you wish to do so.
Worth a listen
One of the best Americana internet radio stations, Boot Liquor, has moved back to SomaFM, and there's lots of other great stuff there too. Groove Salad and Beat Blender stations are wonderful late at night. Commercial free too.
How to help a dog in need?
How can I help my friends pay for their dog's brain surgery? →Read more...
25 November 2006
A very special shoutout from me to you.
And one for the rest of the MeCha League too
. And the rest
of my pics from the recent Chicago meetup. Enjoy!
AskMeCha YouSendIt Q:
The other night I posted
a song here using YouSendIt. However, when you click on the link to download the song it makes you sign in? I have never seen this before. What is up with that? Now the song is huge, being somewhere around thirty minutes long. Is that it, or is there something else?
Needs a name though. She's female. We were thinking Ruby, as in Ruby Red, as she has a red streak down her back. Ideas?
Our existing dog is named Roark and our existing cat is named Bachik (kiss in Armenian.)
This is my post. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
Naked mole rats are fascinating! →Read more...
I was thinking about choral/chorus/vocal music
so I figured I would share some.
Happy (Slightly Belated) Birthday, Halonine!
I once said
that I didn't believe in the idea of 'guilty pleasures' when it came to music. I lied. I've been listening to this song
on repeat for the past hour and I love it.
*waves goodbye to whatever coolness he has*
YES!!! Just got off the phone with my new boss!
Contract to start, then going permanent in the new year.
I start Tuesday, at 6K more a year than my previous job!
I'm going to spend the next couple of hours air-guitaring to my favorite songs.
Nut crunch Doritos?
... hehehe, nice package.
Moving day! That's it, folks. Leaving the big (okay, kinda smallish by global standards) city and moving to my island paradise. Gonna raise me a crop of dental floss. Wish me luck, bunnies!
You know those really smug, pontificating types like Woody Allen sends up in Annie Hall when they're standing in line. →Read more...
Had a beautiful dream a couple of weeks ago →Read more...
Send or tell me what your favorite non-traditional Christmas/Holiday songs are or the bunny gets it
Canadian university football today.
Temps are expected to be -10 Fahrenheit with a windchill of -36 Fahrenheit.
The devil is a liar, calling evil good and spinning the good things to sound evil.
Stealing our childrens souls at our universities, telling god-fearing kids they've been lied to.→Read more...
this is the best cheese dip evah →Read more...
Spin me round again and rub my eyes
I'd never heard of Imogen Heap until last Friday, when a friend from out of town was driving me home.→Read more...
for redvixen & eth & john & everyone: some Little Nemo...
big files!→Read more...
I'm ReCovering from the family visit.
24 November 2006
my friend who served iraq got blown up.
Electric Eels: Bunnies [YSI link] Wikipedia
: The Electric Eels were an early proto punk band that was active between 1972 and 1975. They formed in Cleveland, Ohio, during a period in which punk rock was not yet distinguished as a style of music.
Black Friday Today I quit my retail job on the busiest day of the year, and now Kyleg and I are at home drinking coffee and playing my brother's new Wii he bought this morning. This rules.
Thanks to the all-round loviness that is WOXY,
I've discovered The Russian Futurists. Here's one of my current favouristic and bestest tracks: the utterly joyous Paul Simon
I want one. Though first I'd have to put in a pond...
made me laugh. It's really silly/cool.
Macy's Thanksgiving Parade!
So I was in this parade yesterday and I wanted to share the pics I took. Mostly because, even though you don't know me, I know you want to see me dressed like a cinnamon roll. I hope you enjoy them!
Also, I don't have faith in my use of the "more inside" tag so I refuse to use it.
So have we set a Photo Friday theme? →Read more...
Question for Bunnies who cook: Does this gratin/casserole idea sound nuts? →Read more...
So, bunnies, how was your Thanksgiving? Tell us about your day. Where did you spend it? Who with? What did you do? What did you have to eat? And what are you thankful for?
So, uh, what's new?
It's been a while, eh? A few months? What's up?→Read more...
23 November 2006
In case you missed it on the radio today here is a different version of Alice's Restaurant performed by Arlo at the Bitter End in 1967. He really did get busted
for littering and it apparently kept him out of Vietnam. The church of the song is now home to the Gutherie Center
. RIP Officer Obie
A feast of conversation in IRC Some of us are skipping Holiday stuff, drop by and say hello in IRC and make me jealous of your well fed-ness... or something to that effect.
the funniest thing i heard today
was "Look at Mr. Peanut's ride his nutmobile!"→Read more...
Help me with some travel plans?
I'll be visiting Houston (the city, not the street) for a couple of days...→Read more...
Look, let's just get on the first train outta here, okay?
I need a hug
got any? I'll take .gif's or .jpg's or mp3's.
MeCha Holiday Card Exchange update:
We have 15 signed up so far. Come join in if you haven't already!
Hope me o clever bunnies →Read more...
Ask Bunnies: How to print an a5 leaflet in Microsoft Word?
Not an a5 BOOKLET but an actual a5 leaflet on a5 paper.→Read more...
CBC Signoff animation.
Most CBC stations in Canada sign off at sometime during the night, and this is the animation that played in the '90s.→Read more...
- the Web 2.0 equivalent of baseball cards or those old Panini sticker albums. Collect the entire set! (SFW, despite title).
22 November 2006
Top ten girl geeks
#10 seems rather out of place.
Radio Mecha - Music Box
Here I am, on the radio. The usual mix of soul and funk and hip-hop and who knows what all else. Please listen, if you're so inclined.
WTF is on NBC right now? Some tired middle-aged blonde is singing, a guy's blowing a shofar, and two homoerotic half naked dudes are feeling each other up: one dude has a star and crescent emblazoned on his bare chest representing Islam, the other a Magen David on his. WTF? This is supposed to represrnt peace in the Middle East or something? No wonder they hate us.
Happy Turkey Day, My Fellow Americans May your chow be tasty, may your football teams win, and may the drama llama follow somebody else home.
woot's eloquent visual comment
(Link is to their home page so it's only valid today)
Just wanted to say: In amongst all the holiday craziness, the new Tom Waits set makes me happy. Long may it last.
Happy Birthday, small_ruminant!
Who wants my copy of High Weirdness By Mail?
What's that? I should keep it? Yeah, you're probably right. Into the box it goes. Man, culling books is hard!
Long Weekend in 5 Points →Read more...
Yes, I know, I should probably get out more ... →Read more...
Happy Birthday, cmonkey!!! Let's whuffle him a whole bunch!
My father had the surgery yesterday The doctor had scheduled another before his and took longer than expected to finish. I was able to sit with him until he was scheduled to go in. My mother was there but I didn't speak to her. Daddy and I had had lunch the day before, and I could see that he wouldn't have been up to going to Ireland. During lunch, I told him that we had the same blood type and he asked if I would donate some for him, but several years ago, people who had acupunture couldn't. (more)
No more downstairs neighbors
for me, is what I'm thankful for. New digs. Yes indeedy.
Make me move! Dear Mechasans—
I'm driving my girlfriend out to LA on Friday, which means an assload of time in the car. With all the preparation, we haven't had time to make all those cd mixes that we'd hoped to.
Can y'all help me with some YSI or rapidshare mix albums that are big enough to fill a CD?
I'll post some of the ones that I've done too, so it can be a swaperoo.
Take That, Chris Bliss!
Remember the guy who did the juggling routine to the Beatles song? This guy kinda kicks his ass by doing it in a ratty school gymnasium with five
balls rather than three.→Read more...
Happy Thanksgiving, Bunnies →Read more...
"Mom, i think i had a mecha dream--" →Read more...
Remember when you asked why people dislike David Caruso? This is why.
He's OK. Check linked comment for details.
Most of these Christmas movie recommendations are godawful...
But for some reason I find it kind of heartwarming that MeFites like these movies. It's sort of like finding out an intimidatingly driven, rather cold co-worker of yours has a weakness for romance novels. And is it just me or is A Christmas Story, despite its dozen or so terrific moments, on the whole a disappointing movie?
interrobang gets his.
James Bond Title Sequences
...every single one. Also, all the trailers are here.
This is a THWACK!ing thread.
I have a wide variety of paddles available to those bunnies who would like to THWACK!!, but the classic wooden one with the pink and white stripes and the holes in the centre is MINE.
Why isn't it lunch time? 25 minutes minutes until 12pm and today is really dragging. I'm really hungry and want to eat now, but if I eat now I might be hungry later, and I'm trying to avoid the snack machine. Arrrrgh.
Read these eight words? Good. Grab the camera. →Read more...
21 November 2006
Thanks to your diligent effort...
(well, at least MY diligent effort), at this moment, a bunny is #1 on TheCutest.info
. But there are still way too many kittens. Please go to the site and vote for bunnies.
Or do whatever other kitten elimination routine you prefer.
I'm drinking! come to the irc thing and say hi to me before i slump to the floor!
Two (stupid) 'puter questions →Read more...
But when you die and go to heaven
You won't find no policemen there
We've discussed songs
about love, politics, sadness, fighting, fucking, sports, dancing. But you know what subject in song dosen't get enough recognition? (hint: mudpuppie should appreciate this) →Read more...
Have any of y'all ever used
Flagrant Disregard's Yahoo widget for uploading pics to Flickr
? I tried it today and every time, it would only upload about a third to one half of the pics I queued up for upload- the rest just didn't go through. (But they vanished from the queue.) Has anybody else made it work?
Gross jokes from Neil Hamburger, who opened for Tenacious D in San Francisco last night.
Find any askMefi. Link to it in your comment, then give a completely fabricated un-true, but plausible sounding answer as your comment.→Read more...
Les jeux sont faits →Read more...
Cheap, quick dinner for six people...what should I make?
Specs inside. →Read more...
Tobacco-free Day 3
The woolsucker has done it again. My cat, Rupert, is at the vet again due to ingestion of a foreign body. It's exactly the same as last time (which was about 5-6 months ago), except this time I knew what was going on and got him to the vet right away. He's getting checked out right now and will probably have to have surgery. Please think good thoughts for him.
I do not normally indulge my craving for ice cream but ... →Read more...
This is a two-part thread.
One for ranting, and one for requesting that interrobang get his itchy ass in here and tell us he's okay. →Read more...
My new supervisor has his own slogans.
Does yours? Read the→Read more...
First job-search callback! Woot! Or email-back. Whatever. In any event, I sent off my first resume, and they cared enough to respond. That's what I'm getting at here.
Robert Altman RIP The "Nashville", "MASH" director died in Los Angeles. Link coming soon.
Attn CMS aficionados: drupal?
Any experience / thoughts? I'm thinking of using it for a geographically dispersed group of facilities management folks who specialize in veterinary facilities. IFMA
doesn't appeal to them, they want their own, & I want them to be able to update when they want & have a forum.
This is a very cool photo slideshow (on Slate.com) of pics from a small Texas town. They remind me a little bit of my hero
, Martin Parr
Thanksgiving Day Music
All day on Thursday, but particularly in the morning, WNCW, my local public station, will be playing songs about food with a heavy emphasis on Americana - bluegrass & old country & blues & god knows what else. It's very fun and it culminates with Alice's Restaurant at noon. This has been a public service announcement.
How do you pronounce "teh"? →Read more...
OMG! Bunny-fight! this is some sort of viral selling something, I think. But who cares it's BUNNIES!
Red cheecks after beer - ok, after being pregnant and nursing somethings happened to my alcohol tolerance. Yesterday I had three beers in a row (a rare event) and my cheeks went so red that Rudolf would envy me. What the hell? Does this pass or am I stuck being a wuss forever now?
AskMecha - you get what you pay for, right? I want to fool around with a wee blog that is disconnected from me and I don't know how long I can be bothered so I don't wanna fork out loads of cash and sign up for a year so was wondering if anyone knows a free hosting place for msql/php out there? Maybe one that can be upgraded if I decide to keep it up? Obviously, if I put it on my own server everyone will know it's me and that will kinda be a wet cloth.... yaknow?
My new favorite Flickr photo.
This was taken by a new Flickr pal of mine at the Seattle photostroll this past weekend. It's brilliant and hilarious. It may be considered slightly NSFW (artistic rear ends).
20 November 2006
IRC We're discussing soy milk. Yay or nay? Come join us and give your opinion.
Yay -- Photoshow
It's like wrangling cats... cats doused in baby oil but...→Read more...
Okay everybody, I need song help. →Read more...
In 1937 Murray Constantine
wrote "Swastika Night"
. Set 600 years in the future, it presented a dystopia where Hitler was worshipped as a God and Women were segregated and subjugated. The book anticipated the holocaust, and is said to have been a major influence on George Orwell's
later and better known work 1984
. In 1985, Murray Constantine was discovered to be a pseudonym for Katharine Burdekin.
Here's to Katharine.
De-lurking thread! I have noticed a few new names cropping up in the past weeks. Why don't we make this a thread for saying hi to the new people, as well as those that don't comment very often or at all. Come on lurkers, come out! We're like, nice and shit.
Thanksgiving Day Parade Is anyone going to be at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC?
My fiancee and I, along with my father, two sisters, and two of my aunts will be escorting the Pillsbury "Holiday Lovin' Oven" float in the parade. We will be dressed as baked goods, apparently. I was hoping that if someone was going to be there and was going to be taking pictures, if they wouldn't mind posting them somewhere so I could see them? Or maybe even just capturing footage from the TV footage would be cool too.
I am hoping this is MetaTalk appropriate. Didn't want to waste space in AskMe. Anyway, if anyone can help out, I'd appreciate it.
(Posted this to MetaTalk. I am awaiting punishment there. This is also my first post to MeCha. Long time listener. First time caller!)
WaPo Visits WNC
A story about one of our local alternative communities and reducing your energy footprint. Kind of interesting.
Worst Burglar E V E R
My condo sold!!!!! A buyer miraculously came along on Friday with an offer, and we came to terms and signed the papers the following day. There's still a couple of ifs, and we have to work fast to get the deal firmed up by Thursday, which is the closing date for the house I bought. But it should be fine... and then I move into my cute little house November 28th!!!
Peninsula/South Bay Meetup bump.
If'n you don't want to click, here's deets:
Peninsula/South Bay (northern California) meetup, Friday, December 1st, 7:30ish, the Tied House
in Mountain View, California
Portland meetup bump.
There're two in the works. →Read more...
OMG Nina Ramsby!
She's coming to the US in June...→Read more...
I'm putting in my two weeks notice in ten minutes! →Read more...
Does Amoxicillin make anyone else all itchy? →Read more...
You Are Now Listening to Radio LT in Portsmouth, Kidlets.... →Read more...
I was watching TV last night, and I realized that
the fictional character I most identify with is R.P. McMurphy* from One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
. Which would be yours? (any book, movie, TV show, comic, or ViewMaster reel applies).→Read more...
How do YOU secretly express to assholes how much you hate them?
There are whole days when I walk around with my middle fingers slightly upraised from the ecliptic of my hand in an expression of hidden defiance.→Read more...
Happy Birthday Sciurus! →Read more...
Cambridge Meetup Pictures
A big fun time was had by all.
19 November 2006
I have discovered the resonant frequency of my shower stall. I know I haven't posted for months, and for that I am very sorry. But I just had to let the world know...It's somewhere around the A below middle C, give or take a microtone. Every other note I hum is kind of muffled and non-committal...but that A just gets amplified and purified and fills the bathroom like a church bell. This is the most exciting thing that's happened to me all day. ok bye <3
My birthday gift to myself?
I quit smoking. →Read more...
Black8 Plays Some Tunes 8:15 to 11PM PST
I Have Never Been Happier In My Life. That Is All.
Yo, bunnies, I'm back →Read more...
Cooking help? How should I reheat these leftover ribs (½ rack)? Oven? Microwave? How long, etc.?
I think I need a bigger mower →Read more...
I was cleaning a bit today,
and I found this
. Explanation would only result in further embarassment, I think.
Modern American Culture
has come under fire for being coarse, vulgar, obsessed with violence and sensationalism. However, for my money we reaced a pinnacle of bizarre tastelessness with this 1964 gem. I give you Strangler in The Night by Albert DeSalvo
. →Read more...
Another approach to holiday shopping!
Yesterday we spent the afternoon at the Open Studios at Salmon Falls Mill
, one of New England's many 1800s mill complexes
that has been rehabbed into artists' studios. It's lovely to see some of the "dark Satanic mills
" of the Industrial Revolution, places of harsh labor
under what would now be thought inhumane conditions
, are now are excellent places to nourish your creative side, fill your eyes with beautiful and interesting things, and meet artists as well as pick up original gifties.→Read more...
Going out West ...for a week....Denver! For Thanksgiving!
My mother-in-law has cows.
As far as I know, not with guns.
Hello fellow mechazens! Mrs chewy and I are back from St Kitts! We forgot to take both of our cameras down there! Mrs Chewy added 3 new birds to her life birding list! I went in my first casino and won 7 whole dollars! The people were really nice! It was 84*! It was 45* when we got off the plane here! I missed you people!
little black book has all the digits... of pi. →Read more...
Lurve-signs - things you do when you are fresh in lurve. List'em and maybe we all can rekindle some flames in the dark winter..... :)
For example, you wear his cologne just to be able to smell him all day. When he's stayed over, you smell and hug the pillow he slept on. That sappy grin on your face comes back like a boomerang every time you think of him... replace "him" with "her" when appropriate
I don't get this. Do the first "puzzle" on the page, and, if you feel like it, report your result inside with either "yes" if you got the 98% result, or "no" if you got the 2% result (so that people reading via the "recent comments" page don't get tipped off). →Read more...
Mike Tyson: Male Prostitute
I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.
I just called 800-555-tell to check the LA weather
and it'll be in the high 80's for the next few days. This means I'll have to pack all the way from linen to wool--with several changes for each. →Read more...
18 November 2006
Radio Mecha - Music Box
I'm on the Radio Mecha, playing cover songs and remixes and whatnot. That might change, though, especially if you pop into IRC and ask me to play something else.
more fun music
hey arse_hat .. youre "some fun music" post reminded me of these guys, ever heard "iron horse" bluegrass band do metalica? (hope the link works, first time i tried this)
Ask Mecha: I need help with picking a genre or style of dressing
I normally have lots of tattoos and dress like--well, not the lead singer of a modern rock band, but something along those lines--but was recently told that it doesn't match my personality which is thoughtful and friendly. People tell me I act like the person that should dress preppy, but I dont like that style, any suggestions on stores or styles of dress that will fit my personality?
A CALL TO FLOPPY-EARED ARMS.
Time for Bunnies to Fight Back against the Kitten Fascists at TheCutest.info
Come chat for a while?
Oy... what a fuckin' day... Brother's wife (of a couple of years) has decided she's established enough to start calling 'em like she sees 'em. No holds barred - I think her intention is to fix everything that's wrong in my family. But we all know how quixotic and disruptive that is (however pure-intentioned). Sheezus.
One upside of shopping at Sam's: when you buy beer, you buy a lot of beer.
Computer advice needed, please.
Thinking of upgrading, and wondering about potential issues about motherboards and OS's.→Read more...
Hey! It's Sasshat's birthday! (And unless I fell asleep, I think we also missed the birthdays of sciurus and eamondaly. Someone else start belated threads for them, okay? No one should have to share their birthday thread with someone else!.)
Jus' Like A One Wing Dove, Sings A Song, Sounds Like She's Singin'... →Read more...
So what'd you do last night?
Do you know about the Ford Taurus? an interview with my four-year old nephew
One (slightly fucked??) PS3.
As one Kate has her divorce announced
and another Kat(i)e is getting married
(boo!), here's a love song to Katies everywhere
. (Just ignore the fact it was written by Chris Robinson for Kate Hudson, and you'll be fine.)
SEATTLE BALKAN BRASS BAND PUB CRAWL!
Ultra short notice mini-meetup: a 13 piece Balkan Brass Band pub crawl!!!
Okay, I know it's linked in the circle, but I wanna bump this!
I missed photo Friday due to an insane workday...I added mine, but damn, there ar some wonderful photos here. And, thanks for the loverly comments on mine peeps.
I Think It's Yours... →Read more...
Spoken-word genius from next week's Tom Waits triple CD "Orphans" set.
RIP, blues great Ruth Brown.
Ruth Brown - Cabbage Head.
Whose haid is that haid, lying where my haid should be?
17 November 2006
IRC Don't pretend you have a life.
Insult Fergie = insult God?
So if you dis her humps are you dissing God or some plastic surgeon?
I have a monkey mind. And I'm darned proud of it!
That is all.
frakkin' frakkity frak frak frak.
- testing my ability to broadcast with my new WiFi card. Totally random music; just let me know if it skips or not.
Awesome makeover of victorian Broad.
(I don't know who the author of this fantastic vox post is, but she must surely be lauded amongst the stars)
Women who want dangerous breast implants that might cause illness and will most likely need to be replaced at some point can again have them! Woo hoo!
Joan Jett : New York : Urgh! : A Music War
Video. DivX. 29 meg. Tried to edit it tighter, but no go. The bit in the beginning is Gary Numan, the ghost at the end is Howard Devoto & Magazine.
Does anyone else just want to sleep all the time lately? And eat? Junk food?
I think we should have a MeCha holiday card exchange this year.
Because I like getting mail. →Read more...
SHOUTING SHOUTING SHOUTING THREAD!!!! →Read more...
Bush Choice for Family-Planning Post Criticized. The Bush administration has appointed a new chief of family-planning programs at the Department of Health and Human Services who worked at a Christian pregnancy-counseling organization that regards the distribution of contraceptives as "demeaning to women." →Read more...
“I want to know why people fight".
A Japan native with a master's degree from Columbia, now a NYC
resident, Q. Sakamaki (Flash)
has been photographing war zones (Afghanistan, Iraq
, Palestine, Liberia
, Bosnia and Kosovo), the USA-Mexico border
, Brazilian street kids and the shipbreakers of Bangladesh.
Superfly... in the men's room
This story happened to a college-era boyfriend of mine, "Gabriel". →Read more...
Isn't the Cart Supposed to Go Behind the Horse? →Read more...
Wedding cake baker?
asking for a friend here who's just moved to NYC. →Read more...
bunny letter opener
just in case no one's linked to this yet
The Bar is Called Heaven.... →Read more...
I mentioned my childhood echophenomena
slushy S and hyperactivity and shirt-chewing, phenomena that I think had my mother convinced I was brain-damaged or something.→Read more...
AskMecha: Another tipping etiquette question →Read more...
Ask Mecha: Camera Choices
So, should I get a Canon Powershot G7
, or a Panasonic DMC-LX2
Post your favorite photo by another Mechazen! Suggested by fenriq. You'll find some folks with Flickr accounts here
Penny video poker and Guinness on tap
at O'Sheas, right in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip. What more could one want?
Holiday Help What are the best practical gifts you've either given or received?
Fun story about Buddhist monks.
So, a pair of Tibetan Buddhist monks are visiting the campus where I work for a while→Read more...
I like today's metachat head. →Read more...
Radio Pretty sure I've got the whole skippy problem worked out. Suppose we'll see.
16 November 2006
I have a phone interview for a job tomorrow! If you could all send lots of good job karma this way at around 2:30pm CST, I'd be ever so grateful. : )
OMG Thanksgiving DIVORCE!!! : ( →Read more...
How do I circumvent my employer's filtering to get Metachat? →Read more...
is in the midst of ripping off the homeless kids mythology story
. It's a little strange to see a TV show basing a plotline around something I first saw on MetaFilter.
Who says I can't work as part of a team?
enjoyed a "New Directions" workshop at work over the past two days.→Read more...
Speaking of Transformers (Robots in Disguise!)... If YOU were a Transformer, what would you transform into?
That poet friend of mine...
Some people made videos of some of her works. Here is one
of those videos.
If a car alarm won't stop going off, is shooting the car a justifiable homicide?
stammering or stuttering, dyslexia, sleepwalking, motion sickness, obesity, insect venom allergies and shagging a member of the same sex have in common?
MY GYM SOCKS [expletives]!
I have abnormally long calves but am of average height.→Read more...
Radio "Call Me."
Brief radio set while I sit here in vain and wait for people to return phone calls. Starting on the hour.
Come on, people!
amazon has some first season TV dvd sets on sale →Read more...
MY GYM SUCKS [expletives]!
You probably dont care about this but holy shit do I need to vent→Read more...
AWESOME SATURN STORM MADE AWESOMER The storm
is slightly larger than the entire Earth and carries winds that reach 550 kilometers per hour, twice the velocity of a Category 5 hurricane. This pole vortex on Saturn might have been raging for billions of years and is not expected to drift off the pole.
Name something you're really bad at that makes others laugh at you.
Name something you do really well that unfortunately doesn't seem to impress anybody but you.
Who made pyramid bunny over there on the left? I dig that.
Feta is Sexy.
Youtube: Greek commercial for feta cheese in Israel. I lolled.
gaspode paid off her debt!
Let's give her a big cheer! YAAAAAAAY!
There is very little that cannot be improved upon by the generous application of honey mustard.
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD! →Read more...
What do you buy too much of at the grocery store?
Whenever I look into the depths my cabinents, I can't figure out why I buy so much→Read more...
WTF is Wrong with Parents & Teachers Today?
A ranting thread - I just had a class of 4th graders in here with too much money. →Read more...
I've never really watched Star Trek, and I don't like Boston Legal. But whenever I'm channel-surfing and I catch William Shatner as Denny Crane, he makes me laugh. Why?
Yaaay i am going to London this weekend for this conference.
I've never been to London before! Got a nice train booked and am all fully sorted. w00t for being organised!→Read more...
Tell me how you met your significant other. Present or past. Fanciful story from the future. Give me something to get sappy about.
None shall escape our wrath! None!!
Torn Between Two Offers...Feeling Like A GOD..... →Read more...
House: The Continuing Stooooory of a Real Estate Deal Gone Raw
I’m trying to sell my apartment so I can buy a house. But my house hasn’t sold and there is much ongoing drama. My friend C. has suggested it would make a good reality show. →Read more...
Everybody! Say Hi to Seanyboy, NOW! →Read more...
5 Word Story! →Read more...
A single link to let you know that it can be bought online at drugstore.com. I didn't know that. I think it's important to know. *stocks up*
Be my girlfriend... again.
Need more best friend type advice on a fashion purchase question. (Guys, you can be my girlfriend, too.)→Read more...
A Happy Dog Tail-- ,er, Tale
Oh, and they also help rescue elephants or somesuch.
Between my 13th birthday and my 17th I saw KISS play live 5 times.
The best thing they ever did was
& Ceiling Tigger
I am sure all subsequent captioning will be tasteful. Carry on.
The PinkSuperhero eats recursive bunnyheads with frosting and aspartame and BacOs. Yes!
Psssst...ThePinkSuperhero likes stealing rainbow chip frosting from babies Feign outrage.
Today's recursive bunnyhead has been brought to you by Wendell. And just a quick reminder: other bunny artists who contributed to the mecha fund drive, you might want to go ahead and start sending them to me. Thanks, kids.
ThePinkSuperhero eats sugar gliders.
Awesome Rain Sensitive Billboard Leo Burnett
designed this neat-o bilboard. But my question is, how's that
15 November 2006
In the vein of Foto Fridays, may I be so bold as to propose .mp3 Mondays? →Read more...
The Pink Superhero eats monster trucks.
ThePinkSuperhero eats rainbow chip frosting on oat bran English muffins.
Postcard from St Kitts. Today we saw about 6 waterspouts. I think I may love banana rum. Tomorrow Nevis - EJ I will try to see the goat woman. I miss you guys.
oookayyyy.... →Read more...
My living room is having 15 minutes of (extremely minor) fame
Background: pacifisticuffs used to be my neighbor. Several years ago, we all had Thanksgiving at our house, and he took the picture of the table. Apparently he had it up on his Flickr page, and, well...wow.
Black8 - (semi) Random Radio 3 - 7PST →Read more...
My student came back from Iraq today [more inside].
Film of the Year
Seriously. Had me in stitches.
can make a difference. →Read more...
I've invented a new drink!
Would anyone like a Koolosa?→Read more...
Paging ThePinkSuperhero! →Read more...
Did y'all see that
South Africa just voted to legalise gay marriage? It's happening slowly, around the world, but at least it's happening.
As you may have guessed →Read more...
Vinnie Barbarino was killed 34 years ago? It was brother against brother outside a New Jersey courtroom here Tuesday morning, as the children of a local family marked by its extensive criminal history offered conflicting accounts of how their 6-year-old brother, Vincent Barbarino, was killed 34 years ago.
Biggest science story of the year!
Breakthrough in DNA sequencing may allow entire Neandertal genome to be sequenced and compared to human genome to establish mutations that make us human.
I am officially a cranky old woman.
The window at which I work faces out onto the street. I looked up a few minutes ago, and saw about eight high-school boys hanging out on the stoop across the street. →Read more...
Rent my chest
[possibly NSFW]: where the webmaster becomes billboard. This came up when googling Replacement's lyrics.
Question for women about their men:
How important is it for you that your significant other has →Read more...
w00t! I had just decided yesterday that I would haunt the thrift stores for cobalt blue dishes. I picked up a nice bowl yesterday....and THEN walked into goodwill today and hit the MOTHER LODE!
Question for Law & Order fans →Read more...
Has anyone else noticed →Read more...
Last night in my sleep, I learned... →Read more...
I have never been so happy
about the wide spread adoption of indoor plumbing.
Prepare to die ... from teh cuteness
Today's To Do List →Read more...
DumbCo Marches Onward! →Read more...
Is it still a phobia if the fear is justified? →Read more...
Job application opinion wanted. →Read more...
We meet in a diner and.....?
Big Brother, Big Business
A two hour special that aired on CNBC about who's tracking everything you do.
Here's a toast to seanyboy and taz. The both of them deserve it for the great job they do maintaining such a beautiful site.
Because everyone else seems to be falling asleep. And I'm in an entertaining mood. Yes.
14 November 2006
I hope you find it amusing, too.
Music Box - Jazz from A to Z
More alphabetical Radio Mecha. Jazz is a many-splendored thing.
Memories of the Future.
I was thinking about Blade Runner... →Read more...
Lock Him Up and Throw the Fucking Key Away
-- Man pleads guilty in 4 kittens’ burning deaths
Two questions inside.→Read more...
Yay, I took a DAY THE HECK FRICKING OFF for tomorrow!!!!
w00t! Elephants inside.→Read more...
Got those leavin'-the-city, own-too-much-crap blues. →Read more...
Poway, California? →Read more...
Is it just me, or hasn't it been a very beatiful fall season this year? →Read more...
I don't care if it rains or freezes,
long as I have my talking Jesus
... Just a little Jesus to balance out what seems to be porn day.
Just Wonderin': Now that the price of high-quality digital cameras and video editing platforms has dropped into hobbyists' budgets, have any truly artistic porn features been released? Or even porn with a great story and other superlative production values?
Photo Friday this week yada yada yada -
read the linky link that I linked to to find out the theme.
Is Bloglines broken? I refuse to believe that out of my 100 or so blogs, none of them have updated in the past 2 hours.
Question for fans of porn from the nineteen-eighties: →Read more...
It's a Flash game. Name the tune that sampled the tune.
. (click on the pictures for hi-res version)
I dropped my freakin' fruit salad on the floor! →Read more...
some mash-up tracks what i did
pursuant to the "sexual healing" comment thread
, i figured i'd share some of the x vs. y mashup tracks that i've done over the past few years...→Read more...
a New Zealand gardening magazine wants to publish this photo
I took of one of my rhododendrons. Is this my first step to a brilliant career in garden photography? Probably.
Mecha Flickrites - Moo Card Swap?
Anyone else got their MOO cards yet? Want to do a mail swap? Email me at the address in my profile and we'll trade snailmail addresses.
Evidently, Ellen DeGeneres is hosting the Oscars this year, and .... →Read more...
A year goes by, like a second, like a lifetime.
WARNING: I am now in Seattle. Please take evasive action to safeguard your virtue!
I just got back from the Lee "Scratch" Perry show. Many offerings of peace were made and shared. Awesome. The Space Needle is rather small, isn't it? However, your city has many fine beers and coffees. →Read more...
Joanna Newsom's "Ys" album
has been getting some exceptionally good reviews
. She's definitely got one of those "you'll either love it or hate it" voices, but it does grow on you. Ys is only five tracks long, so here's one track from it: Monkey & Bear
13 November 2006
Radio Mecha - Music Box
I'm playing some music. Please listen, if you're so inclined.
Sexual Healing →Read more...
feel free to ignore me i'm just gonna rant around in circles here →Read more...
Birds do it, bees do it. ⇐ Paul Westerberg and JFJ do it.
From the "Thank God For Career Changes" Dept. →Read more...
Seen on a food delivery truck: Shallots are for babies; onions are for men. Garlic is for heroes.
Okay, so I know you've heard about
the Tiny Animals On Fingers thing too many times, but you gotta
look at this monkey
In an era
when every other 20-something has a tattoo or a piercing, and when pediatric plastic surgery is a common specialty, the carnival freak show is dying
. Bugmenot: nytasshat2/nytasshat.)
So over lunch break I was readin' up on the Bunny weekend antics and... →Read more...
Struggling. →Read more...
Maybe it's only because rock'n'roll is the one thing that really wakes up the passion in me, but physically, nothing's much more attractive than a girl who's just rocking out with abandon. Yeah? Nah? It's probably just me.
More bunny graffiti, this time found by my friend on holiday in Greece.
I feared the worst for this deer,
but it looks as if it's going to be okay.
Hopefully, a happy ending.
I feared the worst for this deer
, but it looks
as if it's going to be ok. Well, at least until next week, when deer hunting season begins.
Green Golden Retriever born in California
a sort of ignorant question about contact lenses:
I just got some 30-day lenses. Can I sleep with these? →Read more...
Here goes my first try
hope you enjoy it if it works :)
BUMP from Saturday
Care to share your Bloglines or other list of reading material?
Murray The K.
Namechecked in song by the Ramones
and the Dictators
, consort of the Beatles
and show promoter
, Murray Kaufman was probably the most influential DJ
on the East Coast. Mention his name to anyone over 50, and you'll probably get a wistful smile and stories of the Swingin' Soiree
, the influence of which still reverberates.
Public service announcement: A burrito is not a sandwich
So... is 318 points in two weeks a lot? Non-members may not be able to view that page because Yahoo is dumb.→Read more...
OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW TOOTHACHE Kill me, please, just make it stop
Damn you, ITV! →Read more...
Cheer me up please So, Last night, one of the puppies we've been raising got sick. This morning it died in my hands. Not nice. I feel like crap. Any one fancy having a go at cheering me up? Thanks.
Is it me, or ...
Is flickr completely hosed at the moment. I'm getting images randomly swapped, missing stylesheets and links leading to nothing but little images. It's complete madness.
Well, I didn't get my fracking grant.
I will 100 percent surely be laid off in December.→Read more...
A.K.A. I miss 7chan.org.
I really love this band. →Read more...
I would appreciate some advice on how to redeem myself.
12 November 2006
longest play in the NFL →Read more...
My first serious attempt at a meetup →Read more...
Anyone watch Weeds or Dexter? →Read more...
Cool Hand Luke is on AMC tonight. That's all.
Important web information that you should be aware of.
Nope, no jokes, nothing like that. It's just a mention of something that I saw on MeFi that people may want to know.→Read more...
Photo Friday Suggestion →Read more...
Wow! (can it, print it and more)
Wow - I've just spent the last hour or so looking through a scrapbook compiled by one of my very old relatives. How old? There were genuine documents dating back as far as 1706; there was a newspaper from 1896, there was so much incredible stuff from both the UK and Russia, where my family "did some work" for the Czar at the time.→Read more...
(mountaineer trading post, blowing rock, nc - 11/12/2006)
It's been raining a bit in Tillamook →Read more...
Start me up
-- 18 months in the making, Robert Fripp (of King Crimson fame)created the start-up sound for Microsoft's Vista OS.
US Pacific Northwest MetaChatters:
We need to talk→Read more...
In Honor Of Veteran's Day Weekend.
The Vietnam War and it's legacy, in song.→Read more...
What's wrong with my MetaChat? →Read more...
Whatever happened to MetaFilter?
A post on MoFi in response to HURF DURF SMOCK SMOCK SMOCK. Abort, retry, ignore? _
Dressing Up Your Geese
I had no idea that lawn geese
were so popular. Check out the charming nativity scene (scroll halfway down,)
or, if you must be different, how about dressing your concrete bear?
Whatever happened to MonkeyFilter?
A post on MoFi in response to mathowie's post on MeTa.
Gaaaahhhhh! My neighbor has been using a leafblower for the past 2+ hours. It's Sunday, and it's raining, and the leaves are wet, so it's taking forever, and the noise is making my head hurt. The leaves were dry yesterday, and I had to get up early yesterday, but, nooooo, he has to be noisy today.
Hope me, hope myself. Need laptop advice(s). →Read more...
The Huntsman's Funeral
The third movement of Mahler's First is one of my favorite symphonic movements. It's based on a picture called "The Huntsman's Funeral" by Callot. Apparently the hunter's coffin is carried by forest animals "in roguish attitudes".→Read more...
Do You Wanna be a Cowgirl?
The Brookstone iGallop simulates riding a horse to strengthen your abs and core. Any simulated sex motions are purely coincidental. Don't foget to check out the demo.
Your Christmas Tree is ready.
Thanks to the illustrious arse_hat,
here's Southside Johnny, Little Steven and Bruce Springsteen singing "It's Been A Long Time"
(YSI). Dave Marsh once wrote of Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell's "Your Precious Love" 'this is what love sounds like." Well, this song is what friendship sounds like. These three were together in New Jersey when nobody was anybody and you can hear it in the way their voices mingle and the relaxed cameraderie. It's hard not to be moved by it.
An appeal to patriotism is a contradiction in terms. Especially when made by politicians. You can no more appeal to patriotism than you can appeal to love. You may feel it, but you can't demand it.
's The Vertical Hour
"When Republicans tried to pass the Federal Marriage Amendment last summer,
their aim was to protect the institution of marriage, which is the basic building block of our society, from being destroyed by gay marriage. But if Republicans really want to save the institution of holy matrimony, they should start by saving Britney's marriage
How do I make a Blogspot blog Google-able? I can't even get the title of my blog to pop up. What am I doing wrong?
for shane and the shaneless:
some Winsor McCay i haven't seen all of and other random things i may put here.
"Other Foot" - Mecha Style?
Over at MeFi, dufell has a great post about "pen and paper" games
, including one called "other foot
" that sounds like a hoot. So I was wondering if there might be a way to play it in a thread. →Read more...
ribbons of light. →Read more...
sorry mudpuppie.. →Read more...
11 November 2006
Saturday Night IRC Because you don't have a life.
Miko and I Just Bought A House! →Read more...
Happy 70th Birthday, SF Bay Bridge
Everyone knows you're way
cooler than the Golden Gate.
Cuteboxing! →Read more...
South Bay/Peninsula Meetup, December 1st (FOR REALS, YO)
I can't post to MeTa for a few more days, so I'll post this here first:
South Bay/Peninsula meetup, December 1st, 7:30ish, the Tied House
in Mountain View.
Not that we wouldn't love to see people from everywhere
there, HINT HINT.
Speaking of Blogs
How many people keep their list of blogs to read on Bloglines or a similar site? Care to share your list?→Read more...
So I GMOFB...
I have my own blog, starting tonight. Though I have been meaning to launch my own blog for quite awhile, this really isn't the kind of content I had in mind for it. But for some reason I felt compelled to post this... though I know it'll just be a straw on the sea. Anyway, check it out. I'll add more content soonish, hopefully tomorrow.
Text Readability Checker
This is cool, paste in some text and get a score on its readability. →Read more...
I want one of these. I'd wear it around on my belt everywhere.
Not only is it mad nerdy, it looks like someone yanked it off the set of Buckaroo Banzai or Max Headroom.
Black 8 Radio: Reggae Set - Starts at 2:05PM PST
I am on my way out the door, but first.... →Read more...
Yes! I found it! Nether Earth
was my favouritest ZX Spectrum
game ever. It was also
one of the first RTS games
. Several reviews and other related articles can be found here
. There's also a modern remake of it available (sadly, the link is broken)
A leeetle bump
for the Israel Kamakawiwo'ole album I uploaded, in case it got lost down the page.
Once there was a band from Minneapolis, →Read more...
Tone Loq Radio
Detroit, techno, acid. Broadcasting real soon now.
Now THIS is advertising.
I wouldn't watch this while eating, however.
mofi radio blog?
I swear I saw a link to a blog for Radio Free #mofirc today... somewhere. Here? Mefi? Mofi? Where? Does anyone know? It's not on the project post
I had a long and sexually charged dream about Paris Hilton last night and now I feel very icky. That is all.
Does anyone have an mp3 of "It's Been A Long Time" by Southside Johnny (it fratures Little Steven and Bruce on vocals)? I learned today that I've been seraching for it under the wrong title for two years. Now that I know the title I'm not having much luck either. Thanks.
Van Halen 2006 - Eddie's son Wolfgang has officially been named the new bassist in the band.
By my count,
there are four of them by the end of the video
. Surely one of them could be for me?
I've removed the color gradation background image on the site. You will probably have to shift/refresh (or "reload") to see the change. This will help those FF users who have been seeing a "mis-sync" of the background in the middle column when scrolling, and - if it happens to help those pages (usually very image- or text-heavy) where some of you are getting a "stutter" repeat effect, please let me know.
should be a photo Friday theme.→Read more...
Friday night/Saturday morning IRC
looks cool but it also looks like a lot of hard work to get anywhere.
The Rush Limbaugh Boogie
(flash + sound) Just in case anyone hasn't seen it yet.
My dad left a message on my voicemail saying that he'll have the heart surgery on the 21st, which means Thanksgiving will be spent at the hospital. →Read more...
10 November 2006
I've only just noticed how that rock you're on looks like a giant, deflated skull.
This is a self-link to a photo I took, but now that I look at it, I mean, jeez, DOESN'T it??
Suggested by this post
Went to the gym to lift some weights last night . . . →Read more...
who wants to start a band with me
for the specific purpose for playing at the ROCK FOR PEACE festival in pyongyang, dprk?→Read more...
Help the bastard son of a booger and a Kong
escape. 50-level Flash game. I'm on level 31, and it's getting tough.
Life imitates comics.
found a local TV channel that broadcasts The Monkees, The Partridge Family and Welcome Back, Kotter in succession. →Read more...
Only Revolutions →Read more...
Techie Question About Downloads.... →Read more...
The alkie's equivalent of a drinking game →Read more...
Danish Speed Bumps
Danish-language website with English-language video. NSFW regardless of language preference. ;- )
The election is the meme →Read more...
Friday radio: Perle Jam.
1 hr 20 min of tracks that have one thing in common, Perle likes them.
Completely disgusting story inside.
Involves a dead rat. →Read more...
I had my first
Mecha-related dream last night. →Read more...
What sort of vitamins do you take? I like taking fun vitamins. I want to take more. What do you take? Right now I take a women's multi, psyllium fiber, and fish oil. What else can I take to become a bionic woman?
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD! →Read more...
or some of the things I see
with firefox 1.7. In the first one you can see that BP's photos, which were posted first, ended up at the bottom of the Photo Friday page. Random weirdness. Yeah I know...upgrade to 2.0. One of these days!
I was just wishing for a script that kept track of all my youtube viewing
when I remembered there's a "history" for logged-in users! Prog-rock video goodies inside. →Read more...
"Though his was by no means a trained eye,
Eamon knew the mortician was making a terrible mess of his corpse." →Read more...
The Swan Bed
I may as well warn you now that this isn’t much of a story, but it makes me laugh every time I think about it, so here goes.→Read more...
Toronto Meetup Reminder
Specifically, tomorrow night, eight p.m.-ish, the Bow and Arrow at Yonge and Davisville.
More Good News About Employment-Related Issues! →Read more...
4-track oddities 1
and 2→Read more...
How Much Closer Can You Get? →Read more...
Another good day so far ... →Read more...
How do you make something available for download on yousendit?
David Mamet is pissed off.
"The underlying premise of the book
is to all Jews: If you can't say of your fellow Jews 'my people
,' get out of my way". Unsurprisingly, Some
Jews are not amused
. Some Gentile Mamet fans will probably be pissed, too -- the fuckspeak ratio is approximately zero. →Read more...
Last night's SF Meetup was great. Everyone was neat, everyone had a great story to tell, and, hell, I just can't imagine a better evening hanging out, drinking Guinness and talking story with a better bunch of people.
Ask MetaChat Musicians:
the best software for what I want to do? I don't need to hook a midi keyboard up to my computer or anything. I just want to click on a staff and place notes, then hit play and hear the music in midi form. Finale is a huge pain in the ass for entering music, but so were all the others I found. Any suggestions? →Read more...
Awesome, Awesome Poster Blue
We got a sample one of these in the museum today and it is so cool, I had to share. →Read more...
NYC Bar Search I'm looking for a date-friendly spot on the east side, no specific neighborhood in mind, but something not too crazy-crowded so there'd be an opportunity to like, talk n' stuff. Any thoughts?
Dog Each Day: an artist blog celebrating the year of the Dog.
Our pooch Betty was yesterday's featured pooch. I met the artist at a conference back in June. He started the project to stay current with his drawing skills, ended up connecting with a lot of different people.
Anyone watch Grey's Anatomy? →Read more...
It's Photo Friday! The theme is "Black and White," to be interpreted however you like. (IOW, it doesn't just refer to black and white photography, but it can if you want it to.)
Destination: St. Kitts. Mrs Chewy has a conference at the vet school there all week next week. I'm going for the free hotel room. Anyone been?
Two astonishing pictures of wake turbulence cause by planes 1
. via Salon.
I went to all the trouble of logging into IRC
(for the first time in months!) just to give you all this song
09 November 2006
CSI song help Tonight I was watching CSI, and there was a cover of Word Up done during one of the laboratory scenes. It was a slower version and the vocals sounded female. Any idea who did it? Thanks!
WTF? Chatzilla Keeps Telling Me I'm Banned! →Read more...
Can you recommend any good restaurants within walking distance of Penn Station? No place too expensive, or too difficult to get a table at on a Saturday evening. Bonus points for a really good Jewish deli-type restaurant.→Read more...
Overheard by: MissPinkKate
About 3/4s the way down. Is it our PinkSuperHero, or an imposter? God I love Overheard in New York.
America's Most Perfect Ticky-Tacky Suburb
...unlike East Coast Levittowns, the homes in Westlake remain curiously unmarred by later additions and remodels, and thanks to lots of loving maintenance and lawn care, the area's architecture now exudes midcentury-modern cool. (A chicken in every pot! An Eames Lounge chair in every living room!) Driving the streets feels like cruising through a time capsule of late 1950s America, with all the innocence and optimism that era embodied. And in 2006, that seems strangely reassuring.
Does anyone remember that German train toilet warning sign post?
The one where the dude is missing and it directs you to sit to pee? →Read more...
Jessamyn uses SLOE acronym! I first used the SLOE acronym
in MeTalk 10063. Can I take responsibility for starting yet another MeFiMeme? →Read more...
What is the ultimate blog? I nominate this. →Read more...
eamondaly: "You're not going to find an actor more loveable than John Hodgman."
That sounds like a challenge! Who would you
replace Justin Long with? I don't know why, but I think Rob Riggle
from the Daily Show would be a really funny Mac.
"Get Early Access to Celine Dion!" Spam or Ticketmaster come-on?
I've gotten a leaked copy of George Allen's concession speech
which he's about to make! →Read more...
How's it feel, Rummy?
(possibly NSFW; no nudity)
An incident at Al-Dora:
Yuri Kozyrev in Iraq (photo essay, Flash)
This is a whuffle thread. →Read more...
The "Lost" fall season is over!
Spoilers surely inside.→Read more...
This is a 'having a bad day' thread →Read more...
This is a 'having a good day' thread. →Read more...
I was just in a Metatalk thread
where I was recognized by an old buddy I haven't seen in almost a decade. He's in Germany now. Teh intarwebs are cool.
Thank you to everyone who was in IRC last night. Things are much better today. You have my gratitude.
Cleveland to NYC via Atlanta →Read more...
"What do I do with this?" asked the dragon.
A kid in some kind of school performance gets fidgety. (I wish there'd been another camera getting the parents' reaction.)
Running up that hill
Placebo covers Kate Bush.
I've been involved in a local media stink the last few days.
A meeting that I helped organise about civil liberties caused a furore that was lead story in the local papers the last few days, and I was on Northern Scottish news about it. What I've learned:→Read more...
SF Meetup TONIGHT!!!11one!
Tangerine and I are (95% certainty) carpooling up from Mountain View, so the rest of you bastards can get off yer tochasen (tochi?) and JOIN IN.
Be there or be a rhomboidal thingy, eh?
When Dick was not enough:
Lynne Cheney's 1981 lesbian pioneer fantasy novel in its entirety (pdf)
I was planning to go to Holland two days after Thanksgiving, but when I spoke to my father the other night, he said he's seeing a cardiologist that week about replacing a leaky valve. Obviously this kind of surgery trumps the Rembrandt exhibits and if he has to have it right away I'll cancel the trip and fly to LA, but the issues are that I no longer want anything to do with my mother (they're still married) and barely speak to my brother. I love my father and I know that he cares about me, but he failed me as a parent ( he witnessed much of the abuse from my mother, but didn't intervene).
I'm not asking for advice from the bunnies,
We're not looking to get Dog #2 until next spring...→Read more...
08 November 2006
Lactose tolerant bunny?
Yeah, it's classic pepsi blue but check out the logo.
And the video on the homepage will make (chocolate) milk spurt out your nose. OR maybe not, but I thought it agreeably silly.
Black8 Radio...Songs for a rainy day. 7 - 10 PST
AP says Dems have 51 in Senate! Congratulations guys, I didn't think you could take 'em both.
LT is on IRC now if anyone wants to say hi!
I got called to the principal's office today. →Read more...
My google-fu escapes me, but did anyone ever figure out how to find out if you have a photo on Flickr explore?
PSA: Compact means a small car! →Read more...
Question for our non-USian mechazens. →Read more...
As long as we're all talking about job-related agida, today, →Read more...
Decorated dog dookie? Anyone have that link to the site with pics of colorful sprinkles on poop? Thanks in advance.
See ya later, Rummy!
Don't let the door hit you in your wrinkly old man ass!
Crime Fighting Chihuahua!
If only I could train the Twink to do such things!
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD! →Read more...
I feel like I get to stable ground in one area of my life only to have another get rocky, and I'm having trouble finding equilibrium, what with all the unexpected explosions and mixed metaphors and such. →Read more...
WTF CU Later
Yes, I'm a juvenile for finding this URL funny. But it makes me laugh and laughter is good. Got any URLs that make you laugh?
I had my first Flickr dream last night. →Read more...
...and green jeans. And a Kangaroo.
I was summoned and I hath failed.
Any of you want to give it a shot?
I Broke Down and Read Metafilter Today... →Read more...
NYC is so great Got on the back elevator this morning. It's so slow. It doesn't respond to button pushing. 4 people got on, and the woman in the blue sweater pushed and pushed the door close button to no avail, before declaring in a very low growl, "This is the slowest elevator in New York City!" THAT VOICE- could it be? It was Kathleen Turner!!
Yeah, baby! Animal welfare activists are now a political force . . .
although it's sad that we have to become lobbyists just to enact common sense laws like making hideous animal cruelty
a felony instead of a minor misdemeanor. The Humane Society has formed a "legislative arm" to directly lobby, electioneer and elect candidates, and groups like this
and (Hi there!
) have been doing it all along. Yesterday was just the start.
Ask Bunnies: What to do about this work mess?
I went into a fellow admin-person's office this morning to ask questions about various things in her remit I'd received in the post.. I know that it's never pleasant to read about problems but I would really appreciate feedback from more experienced work-bunnies on this, and in response I will try to help with your requests for advice when they are asked.→Read more...
Little cat smacks the crap out of big cat.
Big cat, furious at his shaming by little cat being recorded, attacks photographer
There was no third picture.
From Youtube. This is funny
but what are they talking about? Anyone?
Watching the election on CNN?
OH NOES! You are aiding terrorists
We won! We swept! Subpeona power, Bushie! It was a squeaker. It took all night. It'll take a month-long recount. But we swept the board and we've got subpoena power! So ends your "unitary executive"!
Dang! Well, my new old camera that I was so excited about getting at the swap meet seems to have an intermittent conjipulation of the frimfram, so I'll have to take it in to CameraTechs this weekend to figure out if it's broken or if I'm just missing something crucial in figuring out its 1970s engineering. 'Tis more than a wee bit disappointing.
07 November 2006
Incontrovertible Red Corks?
Wow, I suck at that...IRC people?
I'm missing people. If you feel I should be missing you, let me know here.... →Read more...
just watching Alton Brown on Good Eats. Tonight he was doing frosting. One of the little factoid bumpers said that 69% of all Americans eat the frosting before the cake. I, perosnally, carefully separate the frosting from the cake. Eat the cake, then eat the frosting as a reward. (a process detailed photograpically here
. yum.) Any idiosyncratic gustatory procedures you'd like to share with the studio audience?
ESPN College Gameday is coming to Fayetteville →Read more...
Free Guiness Meet Up...YES? →Read more...
:: London meetup - Dec 8th at the Bricklayers.
NYC ppl. If I could, I would go to the Gowanus Yacht Club with you guys. I would bring mrs. chewy, and I would toast quonsar's new gig and jonmc and Pips in person with whatever scoundrel sludge beverage desired. And I would fly mudpuppie and the Left Coasters in, and drag BP and Perfect Teeth mike and mgl and dano too, and geckodundee and the DownUnders and whoever else wanted to come play, and we could all be stupefied barflys for a few hours. That is all.
TODAY IS A GLORIOUS DAY!!!
Britney is FINALLY divorcing K-Fed!!!!
Guilty food pleasure
What are your guilty pleasure foods? Mine are bean burritos from Taco Bell, no cheese, extra onions, lots of hot sauce. →Read more...
Some classic New Zealand music for y'all. →Read more...
Wait, who's our president?
So is it Bill, or Hillary?
Why has no-one posted since 9:48 this morning?
How do YOU pronounce Mechazens' names? So as not to derail skureeus's thread any further.
"I Kiss You!"
Everyone except Borat, that is.
I'm all alone. No one's in the office today. What kind of trouble should I get into?
Apparently I've conformed. →Read more...
The building that causes havoc at the checkout:
Looks like there's a building in St. Petersburg, Russia made in a form of giant bar code. via (Hi Lori!)
On Saturday I asked my nephew what he dressed as for Halloween. →Read more...
WOO HOO! YEE HAAAAAW! I'M BACK IN THE LAND OF THE FULLY EMPLOYED! →Read more...
MetaChat Awards Show →Read more...
Steve Jobs Tests Out the Power Mac G6
This may or may not make you laugh but I thought it was pretty entertaining.→Read more...
P.S.A. Please update the email address in your profile.
Can you please make sure that the email address in your profile is valid. →Read more...
Divas Gone Wild
At the Country Music Awards, Carrie Underwood wins... and Faith Hill has a tantrum on live TV.
I've just installed Firefox 2
and I really dig the bastard. →Read more...
Dart flights of yore. The red ones are retired so they don't get further destroyed. pic inside ---->
I seem to have given myself a fat lip in my sleep. I have such creative mishaps.
Why is it Tuesdays seem like the best day to be absolutely effing ticked off at the entire world? That's all really.
The Photography of Bruiach
The Highlands and higher through the eyes of the brother of one of my oldest friends. Bruiach, recently got through to the finals of the BBC Countryfile 2006 competition.
His entry - "Lupin Fields" will appear in the 2007 calendar.
Just then, the baby bird saw a big thing. "Are you my mother?" she asked. →Read more...
I swear this shit will strip paint ... →Read more...
Burn a quiet song louder?
Related to this question
, how can I burn a "quiet" song on a CD so it plays more loudly? You know, a song that burns on a CD and plays more quietly than all the rest... Is there a program that has an equalizer for individual song recording levels? Does it annoy you when you get a mix CD and you have to crank the volume for one or two tunes? It definitely takes the fun out of chilling out half-asleep through the whole disc.
06 November 2006
All I want is the "Mad World" cover off the Donnie Darko Soundtrack. But iTunes wants me to buy the whole damn album? I thought we were living in the future, man! What the hell?
Radio Mecha - Music Box
I'm on the Radio Mecha, playing some hip-hop. If you'd rather I played something else, please comment here, or pop into IRC.
What in the hell is this?
One very unusual boat, yes. But why? Any Washington folks see it or hear about it? Is it prop for the next Bond movie? A McGuffin? Research Vessel? WhiteSeahorse for OceanShipOne?
for making me laugh so hard milk actually went in
my nose! :-)
@#%#@% CATS!!! →Read more...
My whining about wanting more perfume led to some good suggestions in another thread, but I decided I wanted a thread of my very own. Because I'm selfish like that. →Read more...
oh hello! still swamped but now i am waving from the muck!
The Photo Friday theme this week is... (oh the suspense...it kills..)→Read more...
5 Things Making You Less-Than-Happy Today
and ways you can fix them.→Read more...
Things that don't work. 1. Secret deodorant.
2. Dyson vacuums.
3. Nails as a substitute for screws.
5 Things Making You Happy Today →Read more...
A cop's wife who feared her husband would be killed in the line of duty laced his meatballs with marijuana so he would fail his drug test and lose his job.
I've come to care more
about what happens in the Wire than what happens in my real life. (spoiler warning)→Read more...
And I'll be there - where the sky touches the sea
/ At the edge of the ocean where the beautiful world fades into the grey
M4A > MP3 convertor (Mac)
I'd like to throw some music bunnies-way via You Send It, but it's all in M4A (iTunes) format, which I'm guessing not everyone has.→Read more...
I want to stencil some t-shirts. Help? →Read more...
MechaSurvey: Suburban Slang, Circa 1989.
For those of you who lived through it, what choice phrases do you recall? →Read more...
('Cuz you're) too, shy shy, hush hush, eye to eye... too, shy shy, hush hush, eye to eye...(repeat 1,947 times).
This is stuck in my head today, and I'm thinking the only way to rid myself of it is to pass it on. Sorry in advance.
The Optimus Keyboard
has been discussed to death (and ultimately declared to be vaporware) here, there and pretty much everywhere [note to self: insert links to MeFi, Slashdot and some other site]
. However, according to the keyboard's designers' LiveJournal
, great and interesting things are coming.
I present The Crane Wife
The Decembrists do prog rock.
You know there ain't no debatin' my hellbound trail.
I've had this song stuck in my head all morning. Now it's your turn.
Never, ever let anyone know that you're skilled at fixing toilets. →Read more...
Let's decide on a theme
for Photo Friday this week. Any ideas? Anyone like anything mentioned in the suggestion section of the wiki
Toronto MeFi Meetup
So who's up for some metabonding this Saturday night?
Alixa + Naima
I saw these folks last night. Ossem.→Read more...
05 November 2006
We have signal.
THIS LINK IS NSFW AND COMPLETELY DISGUSTING.
If you click on it you will feel violated. (flash + sound)
It's official: I'm never leaving L.A. I just got back from the beach. In November. And I have a little sunburn!
How can there be any hope? →Read more...
This is a YSI Post in honor of
rock's greatest absurdist visionary. I miss the man. →Read more...
Do you think it's ok to lie on your resume? I am currently seeking a job as a graphic artist, I draw well know photoshop ect. but lack any work experience in the feild. i work as a waitress and have been sending out resumes for the past six months but apart from a few perfunctory interviews i'm getting NOWHERE.
What are your thoughts?
My idiot neighbor is at it again.
He gets like this around every election, but this one is particularly offensive. (Though not surprising.)
I'm not talking about people we all know that we have special folks in our lives. Let me tell you a story...→Read more...
Borat was nice film. I like a lot. Probably the funniest film I've seen this year. That is all.
Dear Terrell Owens →Read more...
"Is this an act?
Are you trying to pass yourself off as the sort of isolated sociopath who is a stock character in crime fiction?" →Read more...
Check, check. Is this thing working?
Hi, bunnies! I miss you.→Read more...
Anderson Cooper live from a garbage can.
I don't watch CNN so I don't know what he's like these days but I thought he was the best reality TV host evah during his stint on The Mole
(before they did that celebrity mole bullsheet, that is.)
Joan F***ing Jett!
(part of Michael Leavitt's Art Army
Merry go round I couldn't find any good links to this, really, so that's why it's not on the blue, but Larissa Strickland of The Laughing Hyenas died yesterday, and the rumor is of a Xanax OD.
I know there are some former hardcore fans here, and I thought I might just mention it. She was part of, like, the defining hometown band for me just when I was starting to get musically conscious (I think they officially broke up while I was in high school), and I always regretted never seeing 'em.
Brannon's Easy Action is still around, but not so great...
Mrs. Chewy gave me the first season of That 70's Show
dvd's, and we are watching football, napping, and we're going to this place
later. They mix your flavors right there, yo. Choc chip, banana and walnut. mmmm
the video. Catchy little tune, too.
No one's alive here,
but I'm playing tecno anyways. so there.
04 November 2006
Songs from the Big Lebowski→Read more...
Wal-Mart Bans bin Laden "lookalike"
and he looks nothing like Osama. But he has a beard.
434 caturday pictures
Some photoshopped, some just cat pictures. Most are entertaining. I haven't looked through all of them though so there could be some NSFW stuff in there.
At this very moment,
Me & Pips are watching The Big Lebowski
for the 975th time. We've decided that we have the neccessary personell to cast an all-Mecha version of this cinematic masterpiece. →Read more...
Little Children: "wow, the movie was so much BETTER than the book!" (I have not posted any spoilers in my [mi], but I cannot guarantee the direction of an ensuing discussion, so the spoiler-sensitive should probably avert their eyes.)→Read more...
Moonbird Has a Very Sweet New Blog Look
Check it out. I am so totally impressed by his mad design skillz - he's always had an awesome blog but I love me this look.
me and Pips watched Harry And Tonto
. →Read more...
Is it just me that thinks this is hilarious?
Tammy Faye can't even hold a candle to Rev. Ted Haggard's definition of what the truth "is".
Business in old towne.
I live less than a block from where this shop supposedly wants to open. →Read more...
Bunny letter opener
(I hope it was not posted before)
I'm going gray! →Read more...
03 November 2006
Good for Doogie!
Neil Patrick Harris has come out.
Very drunk UWS radio
I have nothing except love, beer. No I have beer and vodka. No! I have sand. I have a lot of sand
My house is filthy. →Read more...
Cars that do not belong in the fast lane: (Inspired by Ortho's recent post) →Read more...
What a lovely day I've had! →Read more...
He likes to laugh. A lot. That is all.
There's a whole bunch of odd stuff up on Web Zen
for your viewing pleasure. Very weird websites. (Note all are either Flash, sound, and a few NSFW images, or a combination.)
You GODDAMNED STUPID PIECE OF SHIT
Look the fuck where you're going when you change lanes you stupid air-headed dummbass piss-poor excuse driving school dropout moron! →Read more...
I hope this old train breaks down so I can take a walk around (yousendit mp3 link)
THIS WAS A SHOUTING THREAD, but ended up small caps.
Mick Jagger's first non-Stones record.
And probably still the only one worth listening to. That's Ry Cooder on slide.
[HowTo: Make Crap Photos Look Better Filter]
Where can I find tips and tricks to make mobile phone pictures look better (the VGA camera kind)?
Was there a post on the Blue about the military in Iraq firewalling liberal blogs and news sites, but allowing conservative ones? I was sure I saw something like that somewhere, but my google-fu is weak this afternoon.
Hey man, is that FREEDOM ROCK? →Read more...
AskMeCha: Crossing the street →Read more...
Two Music Mags I love... →Read more...
Disorganized, not-too-bright, control-freak procrastinator. I think one of my classmates has just become the absolute worst set of traits for a project partner. Convince me otherwise? "Serial killer Jesus freak" is all I can come up with.
Clueless woman needs a lil' Windows hope. I have a picture that is pasted into a Microsoft Word file. I want to make this picture my wallpaper, but since it's pasted into a Word document, and is not a standard photo file, I don't know how. It seems like this should be easy, but what do I do?
Help me! I'm bored stupid!
My students have all blown me off for the afternoon and I don't agree with the motion I'm supposed to be defending at my other job. Therefore, I need something interesting to look forward to. →Read more...
just a hard way to go →Read more...
President Bush is Visiting my Campus Right Now. When his motorcade passed by my office I stuck my speakers in the open window and played the Darth Vader theme from Star Wars. Such was my futile protest.
"You don't have to take anything from these assholes, you wrote Beautiful Losers"
Lou Reed to Leonard Cohen, after a frosty reception from the 'Warhol crowd' in 1960s New York
Please post your unopened letters to god here.
I haven't seen The Departed. What do you guys think about it?
One Night I Overheard
The Prior exchanging words
With a pentinent whaler from the sea.
The captain of his ship
Who matched you toe to tip
Was known for wanton cruelty.
(I give you The Decemberists, on this gloomy morning.)
Which celebrity do you resemble most? →Read more...
Cornfields, Friendly Neighbours, and other hazards of country life →Read more...
What is on your keys?
My fascinating and useful keyring contents inside.→Read more...
Photo Friday! Since there's no topic, lets make it "Poor photos that you still like." You know, those happy accidents and unintentional art. Or, one that you fixed to make better.
: A great little radio documentary by Alexei Sayle→Read more...
OMG! What's Foto Friday today? A free-for-all? I'm sorry. Elections are over next Tuesday and I'll be more responsible. Then.
All right, you Smallville geeks...
Who thinks that this season of Smallville
is finally what you wanted to see?→Read more...
Because TAZ demanded it!
My Vox blog that has details concerning my house remodeling mentioned in this
02 November 2006
The Departed. Crappy movie or front page scourge?
OK it's my turn
to make a post about The Departed
. The actual movie has been discussed to death, so I will just say that →Read more...
It's a yin/yang bunnies wallpaper!
I ♥ MeFi
Well, I do like a finely crafted FPP too, but the silly stuff makes me smile.
Radio Mecha - Music Box
I'm playing some music, and it's all over the place. Please join me, if you're so inclined.
worst movies from directors you like? →Read more...
Hey LA, hey hey LA + music
I'm movin' to LA come the spring. Why? My girlfriend decided to take a job there (after much consternation) at UCLA as a health science librarian. She's gonna move there at the end of November, probably over Thanksgiving, or the beginning of December.
She's there now, trying to find a place to live that's both close-ish to UCLA and affordable.
She's contacted about 100 different Craigslisters, and driven around looking for signs.
She's gotten a grand total of four calls back.
She's kinda freaking out.→Read more...
Ask Mecha: How do I tactfully postpone a job offer? Could all y'all hook me up with some nice paint-by-numbers things to tell a prospective employer to postpone making a decision on the job offer I just got while I collect more information about the frickin' dream job that has been calling my references? It's an either/or kind of thing, so I can't really accept now and then back out.
I love the Bronx... →Read more...
Hey! We haven't discussed last night's "Lost" yet!
*It's all spoilery inside.*→Read more...
I have a handicapped cat named Fripple. As a kitten in a barn he was shaken by a dog and sustained back injuries. My daughter took him from the barn and brought him home. He walks flat footed in the back and has no bladder and bowel control. He wears a diaper and is a happy little guy.
Someone at my company is about to get fired, I think. →Read more...
For The Pink Superhero:
"You have to imagine that one with a Brit accent." →Read more...
Happy birthdays to rainbaby and wedge! Yay!
This spam, it's...
...it's learning! →Read more...
I Crave East Coast Thread Tomfoolery! →Read more...
Yay! Legwarmers are still in this year!
I saw two just on the way to work today.→Read more...
This thread is not for talking about Eideteker.
It's for talking about things that have nothing to do with him at all. →Read more...
Bunnies, hope me! Rental map mash-up thang? →Read more...
Well the jerk-store called, and they're running out of YOU!→Read more...
Necessita ayuda con un computer, por favor I have a friend who wants to purchase an inexpensive pc laptop. Easy enough, right? Here's where it gets difficult. The OS needs to be in Spanish and I need to find Spanish versions of Microsoft Office. Any ideas? I speak un poquito de español but not enough to surf Spanish websites. Muchas gracias.
What's going on with Iron Man (Marvel Geeks Unite)? so the last modern Iron Man I read was Iron Man Volume 4 #1 so I have no idea what's going on with Civil War except that Tony Stark is now a giant prick. Can anyone give me a rundown on what's currently going on with shellhead?
Letters to TPS Write me a letter in thread, and I will write you back! KTHNXBYE!
Der Blaue Engel
Well, I took Zach_Replica's suggestion
and dressed as Marlene Dietrich for my workplace Halloween celebration. Every time my photo was taken my internal mantra was "Cold allure. Cold allure." I think an ex of mine said it best when he called my look "disturbing and f*cked in the best possible way". In short, I look like a trannie from Berlin, circa 1926, and that's without your having heard my German accent or having seen my impromptu tap dance and song routines.
THIS, BUNNIES, IS A SHOUTING THREAD.
I HAVE TO GO TO GLASGOW BOTH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AND I HAVE A BIG EVENT ON MONDAY!!!! GODDAMNIT!→Read more...
Bright Spots In A Dark Decade →Read more...
My 15 minutes of fame!
Page C9 in the print edition.
chicago meet-up has been proposed
current plan: Maproom, 7ish on Monday the 13th or Wednesday the 15th. Because I don't get out much, I plan to be there.
Yo, bunnies! I've been in London for all of three hours, and I have my first beer in hand. It's 2-Nov, thus, this beer is for the dearly departed.
I have a job interview in 3 hours. Please send good vibes my way around that time. →Read more...
Bunny! Cilantro! OMG!
Oh, the humanity ...
Everyone. (Yes, you.) Take a step to your left and hug someone you haven't talked to in a while. Might be the last time you ever get to do so.
01 November 2006
It's Day One of NaNoWriMo!
Is anyone else doing this? So far I've written 595 words, which is exactly 595 more words than I wrote last year. (I am Sister Havana on the site if anyone wants to add me as a writing buddy. : ))
Did anyone see this MeTa thread about an old post?
It's FPP from 2002, about an article in a Miami paper about a complicated set of myths created by homeless children, dealing with good and evil and hope and love and how to stay strong in a cruel and heartless world.
Batman Begins →Read more...
I used to be puddinghead... but then I got sick and was gone for a while and when I came back I couldn't remember my password so I thought heck, start over and now I'm my childhood nickname. So, how is everyone? What did I miss?
I want to sponsor a MeFi election contest. Help me choose the rules.
MeFi's past contests
have been for the presidential elections, where the electoral vote provided a pretty clean scoring system. It's a bit harder to design one for the midterms. It seems that a good contest will weight the house and senate fairly equally. It's probably pointless to get people to predict the outcome of individual house races, but not for the senate. More inside...
Pascal Campion (Flash site)
art that's all very upbeat
. His animations are really nice too. Simple and effective. (Under Musical, "TMBG" is They Might Be Giants set to animation. yay!)
This is a whining thread →Read more...
"This Page Requires Additional Images"
Uhhhh, hmmm. Ok. Do we have any volunteers?
I get the whole $1k! Mortgage is covered. Dig it.
Guy Gets Soap Instead of iPod
But it all ends well. The best part is the customer service at Smalldog started laughing at him. Well, sort of at him and sort of with him, eventually.
What is this that stands before me?
I just wanted
to bring this picture
to everyones attention. That is all.
My Life Feels Like A Movie, and I Really Like The Movie! →Read more...
William runs a mint with 100 workers. Every day, he gives every worker 1 kg of gold, of which every worker has to make 100 memorial coins (10 g apiece). William has recently learned that one of his workers is cheating him, making coins that weigh 1 g less. How can William learn the identity of the thieving bastard with only one weighing?
Wine "allows guilt-free gluttony"
Oh yeah, bring it on!
rues not being born an obese lab mouse
I was just having a smoke
when I saw two uniformed cops enter DumbQuarters.→Read more...
Let's go shopping!
What are your favorite online browsing/shopping sites?→Read more...
Oh, Amy Irving you make my heart go pitty-patt. →Read more...
I ate too much today ... →Read more...
Belgian Style Abbey Ale rocks. I had it last night for the first time and it made me very happy.
In Maryland "no" counts for nothing once sex has started
An appellate court said Maryland's rape law is clear -- no doesn't mean no when it follows a yes and intercourse has begun.
What's your favorite commercial?
Ask Mecha I Hate Outlook Please Hope Me
Last Thursday I tried to send a 20 meg file attached to an outlook email (yeah, I know, I know, I am stooopid) and it's been sitting in my outbox ever since clogging up the whole thing.→Read more...
My wrist hurts. What kind of doctor should I see? I have a PCP, but his office is really ghetto and I'm sure he'd just refer me to someone else. What sort of specialist would be able to diagnose in one visit why my wrist has been hurting for 6+ months?
what gets your booty shakin?
The Halloween Show part 2a. I started late, and no one tuned in 'cept pups, who said I should rebroadcast. So it starts off all goth aggro, then turns to the creepiest DarkAmbient I've got. Starting at 11:20 PST.→Read more...
So what was your favorite halloween candy this year?
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