31 December 2006
New Year's in IRC!
You know you wanna! East Coast New Years in t-minus 1.5 hours!
So in the 2006 Guinness book,
there is bug-eyed Brandy, on the same page with the dog who can fit the most tennis balls in its mouth, 5. Seeing this, you wonder how many tiny chihuahuas it could carry.
Happy New Years, bunnies. I just watched the pretty awesome BBC Scotland New Year's live music show and am woofled on vodka and cranberry.
Fierce love and blessings to every one of you. May your dreams take root and grow.
I have a blog.
Mostly I'll be talking about movies and TV, because well, that's mostly what I talk about. But there will also be some verbiage about the online advertising industry, Kansas, and other stuff.
If anyone wants to re-design it so that it looks less like the blogger template and more like its own thing, I'm willing to pay some relatively nominal amount.
AskMeCha: Songs about astrology? I'm making a mix for a work friend who is really really REALLY into astrology. He has astrology-related tattoos. Let's leave it at that. Anyway, I'm starting to get a little stumped so any and all suggestions (and yes, I have "Age of Aquarius" by the Fifth Dimension already) are appreciated. Go!
OMG Gratuitous Self Post!!!
I don't blog very much (my previous entry was in October), so I thought I would call attention to it.
I'm marrying the most wonderful woman ever tomorrow. As such, I decided to try on the tux (white dinner jacket - think Bogart in Casablanca meets Bond in Casino Royale - very spiffy) I bought in November, just to make sure the holiday nog 'n' grog didn't cause it to shrink.→Read more...
It's been one hell of a year.
And you nuts have been with us through all of it. So as an end-of-year gift, here's two tunes: the first a song I've been searching for for years and just found a few weeks ago, the second a brilliant piece of mindless boogie that nobody should be without.→Read more...
Help, Help Shrimp Emergency... →Read more...
Hmm. Space camp
or a migración adventure
My daughter MIGHT be in labor!→Read more...
NSFW. But not really graphic or anything. Just ladies in underwear.
"Larry King Can Walk???!"
I got a kick out of all the comments about Larry King's outfit in this
5 page Oh No They Didn't thread. I didn't know that people "that old" shouldn't wear jeans. What's the magic age when people should stop wearing jeans? I want to know if I should start dressing in muumuus and smocks now. I did see a really fetching housedress at Walmart the other day...
New Year's plans, bunnies?
What if anything are you doing to mark the passing of yet another go 'round the sun?→Read more...
So, I'm trying to write this joke, and it starts like, "President Ford, Saddam Hussein and James Brown walk into a bar..."
Then I got stuck. Any of you MeChites beyond the unfortunate few who were at the NYC MeetUp last night able to help me figure out a punchline?
I normally wouldn't do this on MeCha, but I'm desperate. Anyone (ANYWHERE) want a couple of dogs?
A few weeks ago I rescued two incredibly beautiful, loving, intelligent young dogs from a vacant farm where they'd been abandoned as pups. Blackie and Lady were skin and bones when the realtor found them and began feeding them, but then the realtor wanted them gone, so I took them in. →Read more...
Thought I'd throw a couple of hours radio your ways. If you're interested.
Nice NYE decor, taz! Totally dig the disco ball. Totally.
I'm in the Las Vegas airport and jet lagged out of my mind. That is all.
The Internet has deceived me again!
So we got a 20 year old Japanese exchange student in our home the day after Christmas.→Read more...
Something Silly for Saddamday Night
While researching my "I'm Surprised It WASN'T Deleted" Saddam Saturday
post, I had to slog through some pretty awful Saddam "humor", but there was one thing that made me chuckle...→Read more...
30 December 2006
Why I don't live alone.
Since I got back to town on Thursday, I have been alone in my house. It is making me what you would call "the crazy."→Read more...
Okay, I just saw Art School Confidential, and it... →Read more...
Blah. Blah, I said.
Saturday Night IRC Join the fun.
Tales of the Tyrant (Saddam)
From the May 2002 Atlantic Monthly. Q&A
with author Mark Bowden. Article
(Relevant section is the 7th paragraph) on some of the sources used for the piece.
It's been an up and down xmas. →Read more...
Food Safety AskMeCha. Whaddya think kids -- should I use the still-sealed cottage cheese in my fridge that has a sell-by date of November 22nd?
Everything I touch turns to crap.
My second post was a double post. Dammit!
Does anyone else have them?→Read more...
I'm sitting in bed with my laptop,
the boyfriend is still sleeping and→Read more...
OMG Black Sheep!!!
[Quicktime trailer] Miles from civilisation, a secret experiment has given birth to a new breed... OF FEAR! Get ready for the violence
of the lambs!
made me go OMG! and Hahahaha at the same time. Probably NSFW
Radio Mecha - Music Box
I don't know what I'll be playing, or how long I'll be on, but, hey, Radio Mecha.
The Best Song Ever Written Ever in the Whole Everness of Everation... →Read more...
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD! →Read more...
okay. off to floriduh →Read more...
Bunny Maze! OMG!
Which bunny is in the top hat? Fun for kids. Print it off for best result.
I tried posting this earlier and got an error message, so please do not send me the giant pink bunny if it's a double.
29 December 2006
A late night repeat of my set from the other day. On now.
That clown is such an asshole.
I really hope that's a Photoshop job and not a dye job. →Read more...
, which he surely knew a thing or two about.
You know how
when you send a text message (with T9 input) sometimes the first word that comes up isn't the word you thought? Like if you enter "cool" it gives you "book". It turns out the first choice for "icy" is actually "gay", and "steep" gives you "queer". This almost caused me to send a very strange text message...→Read more...
(no, it's not a link to an image, you perverts)→Read more...
Children left unattended
will be given an espresso and a free puppy.→Read more...
IT'S A TRAP!
The beginning of this askme post
may be the funniest thing I've read in a long while:
"I have five kittens living with their mom in my backyard. They're old enough now that I want to trap them"
How many MeFites do you think are waiting to be The First to post that Hussein is dead?
What does it mean? What does the phrase "You may now want to generate static posts or view your blogs", that appears after you've made a post, mean? [I may have gotten the wording slightly wrong, since it only appears after you made a post.]
In the "Last Comments" list
some usernames that normally have capital letters, like BoringPostcards or LoriFLA, show up all lower case, but others, like KevinSKomsvold show up properly. Why is this?
that the consistency, colour, texture, or whatever may not meet her standards, in which case I'd have to know what sort of diet to follow to prepare.
Her name is Madonna
Channel 4 news readers have a sense of humour
I subscribe to Channel 4's "Snowmail"
newsletter that is published every day as a preview for that evening's news.→Read more...
In Memoriam: Those Black America Lost, 2006
Coretta Scott King, Lou Rawls, Wilson Pickett, Gordon Parks, Tamara Dobson, Floyd Patterson, James Brown...
Extremely Important Ask Mecha Question
What color should I paint my office? →Read more...
Friday Indie Rock
First track: Califone - Black Metal Valentine. No, it's not black metal - more like roots Americana played with the experimentalism of jazz.
Photo Friday: Best of 2006. (Interpret theme as broadly and creatively as you like.)
I am home.
Lots of bunnycards await me and I will open them in a minute. But ... →Read more...
I am a computer idiot. I have a gmail account. If I remember correctly you are able to have two addresses under one account. I want to make another address, but don't know how. My sister says to invite myself, but I am not sure if this is the way to do it. Thanks for any assistance.
I want my money back.
Several thousand videos appear to be missing.
I'm back from Minnesota. A few things:
* Pictures are up on flickr.
* My fantasy team laid a big egg when it mattered most. I scored nearly 30 points under my average for the year. Congrats, kyleg, on the big win.
* Christmas was great but now I am looking forward to a lazy extended weekend of doing nothing.
Want to live with a bunny?
Or do you know any NYC gals who need to move into an apartment next year?
This is just to say that I should have had more wild and crazy sex while I had the chance.
That is all.
“It is disconcerting
that the official position of a national park as to the geologic age of the Grand Canyon is ‘no comment.’”
HEY SPECKLET! Some-bunny
took your dragonfly picture
and made a webcomic
out of it.
Every time I see the acronym "OS" for just a fraction of a second there I think it means me. And let's not even get into my split second reaction when I see the acronym OSX.
Her Father's Daughter
Looks like yet another abandoned vanity site
, but an interesting peek into rock's newest generation. →Read more...
28 December 2006
So, those of us in the front range of the rockies are getting a second assload of snow. Think some more good thoughts for us Coloroddities
Any ideas for helping someone who just had a miscarriage? →Read more...
I don't understand the rationale of making stores uncomfortable to be in. →Read more...
My Dad has stroke dementia. He has significant problems converting short term to long term memory. His computer has died, and he is now antsy to get it fixed.→Read more...
I fell down the rabbit hole today. →Read more...
A good day. (A post to balance all my shouty/whiny posts) →Read more...
H- bomb hits Portland!!
Someone set us up the bomb!
Okay, I'm just now watching the movie Grease, and it is.... →Read more...
My favorite books of 2006
My top books of the year... This list is guaranteed to be incomplete. I'm sure I've forgotten to mention something, but as the year ends, these stick out the most.→Read more...
I need a new bittorrent client. Can you hope me?→Read more...
Gmail, help?! →Read more...
Is it just me, or are people who complain about the perceived quality of MeFi posts usually ones with few or no posts of their own under their belts?
I have a half day tommorow. And I just found out that my supervisor is taking the day off. I won't even have to pretend to work that hard tomorrow. (appropriately enough, when I went into the breakroom a few minutes ago, there was a wrapper from an 'Ultimate Whoopie Pie.' Whoopie!
I *so* want to go.
You can be a cowboy for a week! And
you can dig up dinosaur bones for a week! HOW RIDICULOUSLY COOL WOULD THIS BE???
Collaborations I Will Never Hear... →Read more...
Thanks to all the bunnies who participated in the Holiday Card Exchange! It was a lot of fun and I plan to set this up again next year. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. : )
Name That Thing.
You know what I mean...a whosis. →Read more...
Bunny wishlist kzeshtyun. Is it possible to give someone something that isn't on their wishlist but you still want it to be a surprise?
is starting about 30 seconds from now. Some good-mood music (a lot of it's kind of new music) to get me pumped up for climbing on the roof and taking down the Christmas lights later on today.
A night to remember... A platonic male friend and I are trying to plan a New Year's Eve for ourselves. We've got as far as agreeing to cook dinner together at Swan's End. Does anyone have some fun, creative, relatively cheap suggestions for a good way to spend New Year's Eve? I can't be up all night or drink much because I've got family stuff to do the next day. What are all you people doing for New Year's?
The best revenge I never wrought
Around this time eleven years ago I got dumped. I won’t get into the hairy details, but the way "Shane" chose to do it involved him simply cutting me off with no explanation or farewells whatsoever, my being stranded out of town and stood up on New Year’s, and my not getting the keys to my apartment back. Of course it doesn’t matter now, but I still regret that I never used the perfect revenge plot I concocted shortly thereafter. Yeah, yeah, I know, revenge is bad, the best revenge is living well, etc. But this was a scheme so diabolically elegant that not doing it seemed like leaving a Mozart sonata unperformed.→Read more...
Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight. Does anyone have the original? Can you share?
Photo Friday..? More holiday photos this week? Or is it time for another Furry Friday? Photos of New Year's mayhem (or New year's boredom) next week?
Tee hee hee
. Holiday comix 4 u!
I just got back from the airport→Read more...
I just read this, and it was great! Certainly as good as any other fun caper novel, and probably of interest to people here. You can download it free from the site, or buy it cheap.
"What are you going to do now?" →Read more...
Yay! Boo! Yay! The Metafilter CD finally landed on my UK doormat this morning, and it's really good. Boo! I'm at work today.
New favourite quotes. taz's reminding me of an old favourite quote
prompted me to post one of my own new ones from today.→Read more...
omg, my perfect cat!
But I probably have a snowball's chance in hell of finding one here. I have never heard of this breed, but I took a What Kind of Cat Would You Be?
quiz, and my result was Ocicat! So adorable. I want!
Brooklyn Public Library Postcards
Somewhere, sometime relatively recently, a non-NYC person asked us NYers to keep an eye out for the Brooklyn Public Library postcards. →Read more...
27 December 2006
My suitcase is packed. →Read more...
I gots a new blog ...Now let's see how long I keep it.
Straight Men Can't Gossip →Read more...
OMG Pissing Elephant!
I cut work today and went to the zoo. Alas for the img tag now that I have my very own!
Judging from the first single,
the new Polyphonic Spree album is going to be pretty cool.
They've also done a great cover
of the Psychedelic Furs' "Love My Way."
Danielson - "Did I Step On Your Trumpet?" (YouTube)
This is one of the more accessible songs from the weirdo-Christian musical collective that goes by the name Danielson Famile. I love lo-tech videos like this.
Today is what the DJ's call 'Hump Day,'
and it's about 3:15, so it's that 'Hump Hour' when the end is just barely in sight, so here's something
from the land of classic rock work force blocks to get you through to the end of the day. If that dosen't work then this
Anybody got any suggestions for cleaning a burnt slow cooker? I left the squash in there too long, and there is lots of rock-hard burnt squash in there that isn't coming out in spite of extensive soaking. Ideas?
MeFi hates beagles...
So what kind of dog should I get? Our household consists of my husband, myself, our 3 year-old yellow lab, and two cats. I've got a hankering for another dog, and we're considering a beagle. But my AskMe question has met with discouraging results. Are any bunnies beagle owners? Or can anyone recommend a beagle-size dog that's good with other dogs and cats?
I just saw a dude wearing yellow-tinted sunglasses. What the hell is he thinking? Must be like looking at the world through a bowlful of pee.
What a jerk..
Dolphin leaps onto small watercraft, crushes woman and windshield. Doesn't even say thanks before taking off.
More iPod Questions
I realize that none of us here have the exact same income, so forgive me if this is insensitive to your circumstances, but, my 5G 30g iPod was stolen→Read more...
Any NYC Bunnies planning to go to Mission of Burma on 1-19?
They're at Irving Plaza and it looks like there are still tickets. I'd want to get there early so I can grab a spot in the balcony. →Read more...
Quick, I have my finger on the "proceed to checkout" button
at Amazon (UK)! I got a gift certificate for Christmas, and I'm getting a pile of books (list inside)... Anything else you think I can't live without? →Read more...
eponysterical and yummy
I have a weakness for soups. In fact, my neighbor gave me the remnants of a roasted goose, and I'm boiling them down. Yum!
Wanted to share this post.
26 December 2006
Worst meetup ever! Unless I missed something, nobody else showed, so I drank my beer, ate my chicken sandwich and I went home. This sucks!
AskMeCha: Why does my cat eat plastic? Seriously, my cat licks any plastic item that comes her way, especially pieces of plastic wrapping used to ship things like DVDs. She also licks glass, the legs of chairs, and occasionally, the floor. Is this a sign of a nutritional deficit or is my cat just strange?
Doctor: Runaway Bride + Torchwood and probably spoilers →Read more...
Cure re-issues question
I'm not the biggest Cure fan in the world, but I do like them. I recently heard Head On The Door and was blown away.→Read more...
Driving in the dark →Read more...
Arise, gentle deep-dwellers, and o'erthrow the landlubbers! →Read more...
King Crimson, "Waiting Man".
I have liked this song since it came out. Does this make me a pre-emo boy emo boy?
In keeping with Boxing day tradition going back to the 17th century I give you
an Iggy Pop live bootleg
in Germany 2001.
A mystery within a mystery.
Back in April I purchased a bunch of books at the Strand in NYC. One of them contained a bit of a mystery.→Read more...
Any quick fix, home toothache remedys out there? The whole right side of my face feels like I got hit with a bag o' rocks!
I'd Like to Know What You'd Rock With Me, If You So Desired to Rock With Me? →Read more...
The Parakeet of Death
contemplates your fate.
REMINDER: Short notice Portland Meetup tonight
at the (very soon to be closed) Rose and Raindrop
, 7PM until drunk o'clock.
Thanks to a series of connected tubes
it's now possible for everyone to partake in UK Christmas tradition and listen to the Queen's Christmas message
, something that has been happening since 1932
is on the air now. No songs about Christmas, but a few about happiness.
If y'all don't mind... I'll leave the festive decor up one more day. Today's the day I get to stay home and celebrate with my sweetheart - cooking just for us, drinking wine and playing Trivial Pursuit. What will you be doing today?
25 December 2006
Wedding Kiss Who can guess what this dude kisses? [note: link removed, and haos gets fried in olive oil. -taz]
Quick! Lion in real time!
If you're quick, you'll see a lion and some hyenas live in the early African morning!
The white blob on the right is a lion.
Someone, call Al Gore!
Oh noes!!11!!one!! Global warming ruins Christmas!!!!→Read more...
Holiday Gifts for MeCha PhotoBunnies Inside . . .
Feel free to add-->→Read more...
Seeking recommendations: red wine. →Read more...
OMG Oven disaster!!!! So we're feeding 8 for dinner, and more for dessert, and OUR OVEN BROKE! The burner was touching the bottom and glowing like an arc welder so we can't use it. My wife took the desserts over to a friend's house (the one that's coming for dinner), and I'm breaking in my new gas grill, attempting to cook a roast in a dutch oven.
Keep your fingers crossed, bunnies!
Christmas music from Melanie
of Brand New Pair Of Roller Skates and Candles In The Rain fame. 1
Thanks to whomever did the Christmas decorations! →Read more...
What a wonderful world
sung beautifully by Joey Ramone
SO, what did YOU get for Christmas?
Is it too early for a New Years Resolution thread? →Read more...
Just wanted to let the esteemed assembly know I GOT BUNNY SLIPPERS FOR CHRISTMAS.
24 December 2006
A very busy Christmas Eve
Orange Swan Presents....
Here's a story for Christmas. That is, it's not a story about
Christmas, but the story is my Christmas gift to all of you. Hope it fits....→Read more...
Guy across the street got a new guitar amp for Christmas. →Read more...
Winsor McKay and Little Nemo say "Happy Holidays" to you,
all the way from the beginning of the last century. He draws a fine Santa. Inside there's→Read more...
NORAD Tracks Santa!
And if you call the hotline, you'll get a live operator who will give you up-to-the-minute stats and an ETA for your area!
Getting ready to go out a moment ago, I discovered a big hunk of frosted chocolate brownie embedded in my shoelaces.
Happy Holidays from jon & pips.
I made a winter digital collage
last night, and thought I'd share. Happy holidays and good luck keeping your pets out of the tree tonight.
Two Excellent Christmas mp3s →Read more...
You are what you eat: Humans are donuts! Or topologically speaking, when one considers the digestive tract, we are toroids. OK, that's my insight for the day. Carry on.
I just giftwrapped a huge desk. It's wider than the tree.
My son wanted the "jerker" desk from Ikea this year, and I actually managed to wrap it. Now maybe he'll be inspired to clean his room so that he has somewhere to put it tomorrow.
What's the largest thing you've ever gift-wrapped?
I just got an Amazon gift certificate for Christmas. If you had $30 at Amazon, what would you buy?
I cried yesterday. →Read more...
What three musicians would you get in the same room?
As per TheDonF in this
previous thread, who is the coolest of the cool? And in what genre of music? My bet is on Bob Dylan, Kurt Cobain and Madonna for the ultimate connection.
One of the most extraordinary obituaries I've ever read
- angels help to grow prize-winning vegetables, and "by telepathy the Caddys discovered that Lukano was the captain of a mother ship from Venus".
A Very Grin and Bear It Christmas (Eve) Well, I get to spend this Christmas Eve with relatives who made a point of being assholes the whole year. I am going only because my aging grandmother expects it, and she won't be around for many more Christmas Eves. Any tips on avoiding garroting annoying aunts and uncles with a festive ribbon? Well, that's a little too strong about how I feel, but not by much.
23 December 2006
Worst movie ever or just one of many reasons to burn Hollywood to the ground and bleach the ashes?
I'm an unintentional asshole
My shyness just manifests itself by making me appear like an arrogant asshole.→Read more...
What's your favorite Christmas album?
Explosions on TV?
We need a Face, Hannibal, Murdoch and Faceman stat in the ¤bunnies
Ack! It's that day tomorrow? Last minute diy present help! →Read more...
A Revolution in Music Norway
, land of oil and great living, succeeds at music (finally!). No danseband
or Norwegian spoken here. Instead bands like (linkies are yousendit mp3s) Madrugata
, Pogo Pops
, Minor Majority
, Ane Brun
and many more are redefining an artistic movement in one of the last bastions that have the moniker of stale. Influences include Radiohead, DMB, Ani Difranco etc... God Jul til alt!
I have vegan food to eat for Christmas Eve, for a change. →Read more...
MeCha Recipe: Carnitas Scrambled Eggs →Read more...
Restaurant review found online: "Started off with the muscles and was very dissapointed with the taste and smell of them.
Polar Bears and Global Warming
A sad and beautiful comic from my friend David Lasky, published in the Chicago Reader.
AskMeCha: Wrapping Infant's Christmas Presents? →Read more...
Robo-Spider Vehicle Disturbing if this is detail from future. [note: link removed, spamming. -taz]
O.M.F.G. Way to test your physical limits. A somewhat whiny thread. →Read more...
Two trees fell on my house.
Five days without power. Eight days without internet. I'm finally connected again! That sucked.
-- Playing the Wii in a Movie Theater. [YouTube]
Born on the 25th December
of a virgin. His followers are baptised. He had 12 followers, was mankind's saviour and is known as the good Shepard. As it says in the Vatican, "He who will not eat of my body, nor drink of my blood, so that he may be one with me and I with him, shall not be saved." He is Mithras
, the mysterious dying God,
and in two days it is his birthday.
A short (about an hour) set celebrating creatures of the night, now playing.
Where can I buy himmeli online?
Thanks to Miko's great Advent Calendar link, I learned what I day-dreamed so often of as a child exists! I wants me some himmeli. The more regular and lattice looking the better.
Something Awful moderation?
Anyone here a habitué of Something Awful? Can you explain why the poster of this comment was put on probation? (quoted inside so you don't need to click through if you don't feel like it...) →Read more...
22 December 2006
Jean Claude Van Damme
tries to cover up his horrible
acid-wash Dad jeans. youtube
Too much eggnog thread - ten reasons you are sad, one reason you are glad. GO!
In 1946, Boris Vian came to New York. He made the trip from France by submarine, caused a small international incident upon arrival, and had lunch. Then he ventured forth to discover America. He ran into Hemingway but didn’t recognize him, and failed to say hello. He went to see the Empire State Building, only to discover that it had recently been demolished. He came across the Surrealist André Breton living in Harlem camouflaged as a black man. He spent a morning sitting in front of his hotel, hoping to see a lynching, but was disappointed. Or so he said in “Impressions of America”. In fact, Vian never visited the United States, except in his own imagination (.pdf).
Mushroom Lasagna recipes please →Read more...
Hoooowling Work Thread
If this one slooooooooooow guy would just leeeeeeeeeavvvvvvvveeeeeee I could go home! →Read more...
Find Your Sleep Pose
A dumb quiz brought to you, in part, by McSweeney's. Today's a good day to waste time at work, right?
Ever had a brilliant idea,
and then realised that someone else has had that idea before you. →Read more...
Venting about photo prints →Read more...
You are a boobie,
and I'm going to have you put in the boobie hatch.
Somewhere just north of Kansas City, there's a town called Knob Noster
Which means "Our Knob," doesn't it? Though somehow my girlfriend and I got off on the tangent of Knob Gnoster, the cock that knows.
Then we segued into "My dick solves crimes."→Read more...
What does "I laid tracks for troubadours who get killed before they reach Bombay" refer to? I get every other allusion in that song, but that one stumps me.
Is this equivalent to Garage Band on a Mac?
We are, for now, pretty much wedded to PC's, so I am trying to find an equivalent to Garage Band, →Read more...
I know I asked for it before...→Read more...
is a collection of impossible constructions
containing impossible figures (including works by Oscar Reutersvärd
, Istvan Orosz
, M.C. Escher
and others), animations
showing how such illusions are created, articles
and much, much more.
A little Merry Christmas gift from taz and me
to bunnies everywhere: super-groovy gift tags! Just print them out on card stock, and then either tape them to gifts, or punch holes in them and tie them on. I would like the pink bunny on my present, please. Thank you! (pdf)
Lou Reed performed "Berlin" in its entirety
in Brooklyn on 12/14/06. Care to listen? BigO gives you the boot. →Read more...
I'm starting a new Mecha tradition.
I think we should have a Bunny Roast for bunnies celebrating their membership anniversaries.→Read more...
I've been enjoying this Advent calendar developed by British schoolchildren this year. Yes, the web design is abysmal, but the information is really interesting. Better late than never...bookmark for next year!
Lookwell, starring Adam West. I don't think you understand, I used to play a detective.
It's Cliched to be Cynical at Christmas
So, I went to see the mighty Half Man Half Biscuit last night and they were superb. Naturally they had to play this song and I thought I'd share it with you here. Be sure to share it with your favorite curmudgeon.
I'm Mr. Green Christmas, I'm Mr. Sun (YouTube)
No sign of snow yet, here. I'm headed out in search of powdered ginger to make some cookies, but I've never found dry ginger here. May have to use fresh.
21 December 2006
In response to Frisbee Girl's earlier post. And yes, I do realise that this is the second time I've posted it.
Since this seems to be a self expression day,
I offer this old reminisce→Read more...
unless i am almost done shopping by this time next year.... →Read more...
Animal couples? I'm striking out on some research I'm supposed to be doing. Anyone have any leads on long-term coupledom among zoo animals? (Yes, I already have the gay penguins.)
Love for MeFi
In the spirit of the season, I just wanted to share a few reasons I love MeFi and all its body parts.→Read more...
It's nearly Christmas! →Read more...
The world's worst birthday present is no more!
Both my husband and my mother
(?!?!) found ways to tactfully suggest that perhaps those books were not really the best idea and that she might want to return them and get me something else.→Read more...
The Christmas present.
I was on the phone with my nephew→Read more...
To offer taz & seanyboy (and the rest of you)
some relief from my occasional bouts of verbal diarrhea, I've created my own litter box.→Read more...
Askme: What's the name of that one Supergrass Video I'm looking for the Supergrass (I think it was Supergrass) video where they're in a studio and everything turned into yarn. I've tried scouring youtube, but apparently not hard enough.
I am not a coder,
or a programmer, or whichever word is the less techie one, and so why is work making me program all this stupid stuff! →Read more...
- Lilly Allen. The happiest sorta reggae/sorta ska song about getting revenge on a cheating partner. Plus, she's freaking adorable. [QT]
One dozen old mp3s inside. →Read more...
DISPROVED: the culinary principle that bacon is always good [more inside].
Weird Road Signs I saw a sign that said "Children Need Your Presence, Not Presents". How nice. It was for the Personalities Strip Club. How strange.
Ass deep in snow... Here are a couple of images from the current storm. Still snowing but tapering off...
OMG Zombie penguin!
Too cute. The best outcome of a knitting project.
WOXY is playing their 97 Best Albums of the Year
today, beginning at 10 am. Which, is like around now? Past now? If so, you can't have missed much.
What are you cooking for the holidays,
including New Year's eve & day? Give me your awesome menus, 'cause I'm looking to steal some ideas - especially side dishes. Maybe dressings (stuffings). And beverages. →Read more...
HOT RUBBER BALLS!
(Not unlike Black Rubber Bag).
In keeping a TV on so I never have to focus on the bullshit I'm spewing about Plato, Hobbes and Hegel, Felix the cat has been my companion for the last hour or so.→Read more...
- Chris Smither
"When I was a caveman/I was painting on the walls/I never had a dollar/Man, I had it all..."
20 December 2006
My guardian angels are out there.
My bro the wino drank and palavered with me. Court Siem posted Rachel Ray. Pips is making me brownies. And this
movie is playing on TV. The spirit lives on, bro.
Unsex me here... →Read more...
Jarvis Cocker's new video.
I wish all cab drivers were like this.
An assload of snow... →Read more...
I spent nearly all of high school listening to them.
(Oh, and I'd post this
to MeFi, but the traffic spike would kill it dead. It's an assload of excellent '60s music ripped into one long mix).
Meteor Spectacular Meteor Caught on Video during Football Game! [note: link removed, spamming. -taz]
I crap rainbows.
What do you do?
I'm doing a set now. It may contain a few crimbo songs (but not too many - promise).
Move over, Jesus!
Just in time for Christmas, it's another virgin birth!
It's the Fuzz!
Ding dong on the doorbell at almost midnight is rather disconcerting. It's especially
disconcerting once you look through the peephole and see it's a police officer.→Read more...
When I am queen of the world,
there will be an "urban apartment / eco-warrier" internet shipping option, in which the smallest possible box
will be used and no styrofoam peanuts
will be allowed, ever.→Read more...
Putting the cream in creamy Italian?
Something to think about after lunch.
What the Hell is Wrong with People? →Read more...
I just went to the unisex, one person restroom here at work. Somebody's balled up pantyhose/stockings are on the radiator.
Metaphysical Claptrap AskMe Thread... →Read more...
Are you sick of bad drivers and crappy parkers? →Read more...
For the car people... →Read more...
Oh pooh... ...my son just called-apparently his flight from Denver got canceled because of weather conditions...now I have no stinking idea when he'll get in-and the airport we pick him up at is an hour and a half away, besides. AAAARRRRGGGG!
y'all are an eclectic bunch with good taste. What would *you* put in a playlist with the devics? Right now I've got Loquat, Over the Rhine and the Arrogants, but none of them are quite satisfying the "rats, that's it for the devics tunes, wish there was more" need for the play list.
Safest airport EV4R.
Baby is sent through X-ray machine at LAX
Delicate Video Question. →Read more...
Extreme Elvis clocks a guy with a whiskey bottle (YouTube, NSFW naughty words)
My favorite internet video, found it on some performance art site a few years ago and forgot to look for it on YouTube until just now.
*Warning*: Do NOT go looking around the internet for Extreme Elvis unless you like really vile stuff.
So my son's first grade teacher is telling us she thinks he has Asperger's... →Read more...
19 December 2006
I want to go on a magic carpet ride Actually, I'm asking for something far less extravagant. Toronto Bunnies, can you recommend any especially good rug shops? I want some nice scatter and area rugs for my oh-so-cold parquet and tile floors.
Iron Man ...
The Black Sabbath classic toned down just a little
to fit in with the "lounge music" atmosphere at your next christmas party!
THE ART OF EXTINCTION.
The bleak laughter of Thomas Bernhard.
Itchy feet keep me up too late.
Help me MeCha!→Read more...
Help me. . .
not really, but→Read more...
@!!*#*%$@%$!!!!! →Read more...
Are there any MeCha-zites that are also Diggers? Want to form a MeCha Cabal (MeChaBal?)?→Read more...
ANNOYING WORK SHOUTING THREAD! →Read more...
POLITICAL SHOUTING THREAD! →Read more...
So apparently "laid off" does not mean what I think it means. →Read more...
Some holiday tunes while I get ready for vacay.
Crap. Just crap.
The beautiful kitten
I posted about last week has turned out to have horrible internal problems and had to be put down this morning. I hate this year.
"Heirloom whale barf."
Woman gives her sister a nasty-looking blob she found on the beach fifty years ago. Sister finds out it may be worth 18 thousand dollars. (NYT article, with pic.)
Gross habits? →Read more...
Help, please- any suggestions on theater magazines? →Read more...
Sharing Some Seasonal Sounds
A hand-made mix for the holiday. Enjoy.
disgruntled Norweigans work at google
- that's the only explanation I have for this image.
This is an exclamation post!
Hi! It's busy! This was fun
, on NPR's The Story last week! Also, I ordered some spacebags
World's Simplest Electric Motor This video shows us how to construct the world's simplest electric motor, using just a battery, magnet and copper wire. [note: link removed, spamming. -taz]
Who is Shake n' Bake? I want to know who I'll be playing in the Metachat Fantasy Football Championship next week!
Good season, everyone. I can't believe I didn't lose last night.
I wanna sell out
- help me dream big here peeps. Who should I hand over my 10 year old baby
with over 36k films to? :) they're quicktime, so uh, maybe apple? Unimaginative, right?
[redacted's] famous comment on [redacted] has been deleted from Metafilter!
18 December 2006
There are two kinds of people who never have sex...
Your parents and your children. This is definitely one matter in which ignorance is bliss. Unless you're like a certain poor woman in a tale I have to tell... →Read more...
pocky...izzat how it's spelled, jonmc? Anyway whilst doing Christmas shopping today there lo and behold-it was for sale (in a dvd store.) I thought, gotta tell mecha about this.
Then later in the day went to walmart and-they had it too!!!!!
I blame all the transplanted yankees. ;-)
Warning: RealPlayer required.
My mother in law got me parenting books for my birthday.
Like six of them. Specifically on parenting "difficult" children. →Read more...
The sheep don't like it. Stop the cat box, stop the cat box... →Read more...
Free music!→Read more...
this idea for a mechat project i had , this idea
that seems ill timed for a busy season
of running around and supposedly being festive
so i'm wondering whether to do something
for myself like plan some impulsive
adventure or just wait
for a sign from
Pre-historic Velvet Underground.
I can't find the post to link back to, but in the recent thread about the early VU acetate up for sale on Ebay, I mentioned I'd upload a few songs from this weird bootleg VU CD I bought in the 1990s. →Read more...
Sweet home Chicago! I got back from vacation last night. What did I miss in the Meta world while I was gone?
Second freelancing question!
Does anyone have advice on rates for copywriting and competitive analysis? I haven't done these freelance before.→Read more...
Looking at other people's art, or science, or sports or whatever used to inspire me. Now it kind of depresses me, especially if they're younger than me. This is a normal function of encroaching middle age, I'll assume. I've had several of them creep up on me lately-annoyance at teenagers, hostility to new music (and new culture in general), a tendency to sit around unwashed in a bathrobe all day, and a tendency to sit down to pee. You?
There's something wrong
about being able to ride in shorts & t-shirt in December, though. Bad for the moral fiber, I think.
Come to my house on New Year's Day! Fo' real! You in DC (or environs)? We're having a soul-food brunch. Shoot me an email, and you'll get an evite in return.
Spam subject du jour My main point is that you shouldn't generalize, especially so judgementally!
Suckered me in even though I was 98% sure it was spam, because if by some fluke it wasn't, it was going to be interesting.
Space Station & Shuttle Sighting Alert
Those are the times for Seattle--your city can be found here
. Tuesday at 6:00 and 6:05 PM, weather permitting, look like the best bets for here.
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD FOR GOOD NEWS! →Read more...
Foe Tow Fried Ay. Any ideas?
A holiday reminder.
In the spirit of the season, I have a few things I want to say...→Read more...
Happy Christmas*, Bunnies. *Or Celebration of Your Choice
Morning in Ohio →Read more...
Metachat, hope me raise my rates!
So the freelancing is going really well, and I've been very busy. Hope me Metachat!→Read more...
This is a weird story to tell, and I'm not sure I even have the right to, but... →Read more...
this is getting a bit old →Read more...
I love Projekt Records →Read more...
17 December 2006
: This is the song sung by the Whos of Whoville on Christmas (Dr. Seuss) as you probably have never heard it before. The band is 'Love Spirals Downwards".
AskMeCha: Anyone have experience with beer of the month clubs? →Read more...
LT is in IRC if you wan' say Hi!
Are you naughty or nice?
Only one week left. Better check your status!
Radio Mecha - Music Box: Jazz
I was reading Steven Levy's The Perfect Thing
, about the iPod, and he says that, according to Apple's research, iPod owners are more likely to listen to rock music, and much more likely to listen to hip-hop, than people with other mp3 players. iPod owners, however, are less likely to listen to jazz, blues, folk and classical. Oh, and also, I'm playing some jazz on the Radio Mecha.
"Women, know your limits!"
*sits back with a snack to watch the sparks fly*
Has anyone other than dobbs and myself seen this yet?
(got this from a link on Dooce)
I cried. In a good way. Y'all need to see this.
Happy Christmas from The Beatles to You!
And from me too. Every Christmas message The Beatles recorded from 1963 through 1969, plus every song they recorded either as a group or solo that had to do with Christmas. Mouse over and look at the bottom of your browser to see the name of the song, or just download them all. Enjoy.→Read more...
Okay, so I just read Understanding Comics, by Scott McCloud, and.... →Read more...
Help a foodie noob out here.
Question about various asian foods inside: →Read more...
So I saw Inland Empire this weekend. (some spoilers) →Read more...
I don't wish to alarm anyone, but there are many people shopping. →Read more...
again with the radio testing...
(there's a secret theme - very hard to figure out!) Email me or drop a comment here if you want to broadcast.
16 December 2006
What's the polite way to tell someone I really hate getting electronic greeting cards, and could they please just send me an e-mail or a real greeting card instead?→Read more...
"Plus c'est la meme chose, plus ça change"
We had a really bad storm here in the PNW Thursday night.
My basement flooded (3 feet of water), 70% of the stuff I owned (including my computer and paintings that friends made and some of my bass gear) is ruined.
But I'm staying at my best friend's house (the one with the dog), the power is back on, Nigella's on TV, The Cretins MC
's Xmas party is tonight and I have a date with one of the sexiest women I know next week!
howdy Mechazens! Come join me in IRC whilst I idle away yet another quality saturday night running back and forth between the apartment and the laundrette. →Read more...
Anyone use Nabu?
Its catchphrase is "a Publishing System using Text Files".
It's totally tweaked my interest, but I'd like to hear about or see implementations.
Pissing in a river, watching it rise....
I just watched Times Square
, a movie I havent seen in about 20 years, and I always found this song inspiring, just like the movie.
If there happen to be any php/css wizard type people hanging out.... Plz hope me? I'm having a problem or two (mostly with IE, damn it to hell) and could use some advice. Email me at the address in my profile if you want to share my suffering.
It was getting out of control, so.... before
. Whatta youse guys think?
i just like the dude's voice →Read more...
I'm just testing something out, so playing random music right now on radio metachat if you want to listen. If anyone else wants to broadcast just say so in thread, and I'll get off. This isn't planned or pretty, and the testing will work with anyone playing.
BABY SURI DEFENDS BABY SHILOH'S PARTYING ETHICS Says tabloids shouldn't harass her sexy friend for getting spit all over things→Read more...
Please cut my head off It's 5.30 in the evening and I'm still badly hung over from last night, my cold is now officially "man flu", I've done virtually nothing all day because I feel so bad. Please kill me.
I think we all could use a little acid overkill. →Read more...
One of my favorite sets of photos ever, by Martin Parr
(I may have shared this before, come to think of it...)
What's your favorite mall store? Going to the mall today for the first time this vacation ::happy sigh:: I love the mall!
did you just change the design? there are three pictures to the left, a new header, and no bunny! woooooooh am i on drugs? maybe i should be :)
The sales flyer
from my local grocery store has a very unusual item in it, and thanks to the wonders of the Internet I can show it to you.
It's a prog-rock taste explosion!
I keep listening to this track. I'm a very sad man.
Radio Mecha - Music Box
I'm on the radio for a little while. More soul, because I left in the middle of urbanwhaleshark's very good show. Please listen, if you're so inclined.
15 December 2006
So, I don't ask for much,
and I think I'm a pretty OK human being,→Read more...
Weird thing I saw today... I was at Bed, Bath and Beyond, and they were selling some gift cards specifically for Hanukkah (complete with picture of menorah on the card.)
They had them hanging off a Christmas tree.
Go Out in a Blaze of Glory! →Read more...
My sisters are here! Yaaay! They're done with their semester. Now we're gonna go out and eat at Chili's and have sister bonding YAAAY!
I'm on the Internet!
Suck A Deck. →Read more...
Inspired by gaspode's thread
. Tell me about the cookbooks you've bought and loved this year.
Elmo Pimps Hoes.
Rock over London. Rock on Chicago. Pontiac, we build excitment. Kurt Cobain
Stupid ordering over the Internet I ordered my Brother's christmas present from Target.com the day after thanksgiving (it was an item in their after thanksgiving ad), then I got an email at the end of the weekend saying it would be in sometime between December 3rd and January 21st. Then I got an email today saying STFU N00B, we're never getting Ju item in, and you can shove it.
On the other hand, I got a big box of electrical components today from an internet. hooray internet.
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD →Read more...
Greetings from Ohio! →Read more...
This video has been removed due to copyright infringement.
Wow, I got two nasty-grams from YouTube this morning about the clips I shot last summer of Rocket From The Tombs playing at the Drive-Invasion fest here in Atlanta. →Read more...
"Because geekiness is attractive and intelligence feminine and we should ALL be proud to show off the things we do that make us interesting."
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEBORAH! And according to the wiki, it's your big four-oh. Woot!
Boy's Letter to Santa Claus Returned
-- Letter addressed "To: Santa, North Pole" returned by the post office with the notation "Return to Sender, Insufficient Address, Unable to Forward." [MSNBC/Keith Olbermann video
Translation? I think I really need to know what these people are saying.
Strange (Dutch?) youtube video of a TV interviewer who just can't keep it together despite seemingly somber, if not tragic, subject matter. What the hell are they talking about
Talk me off the ledge people!!
Okay, not really, and I shouldn't make light of a serious issue during the holiday season, but....→Read more...
Photo Friday. This week's topic as suggested by mygothlaundry is Holiday Decorations.
I hate Spammers. (RANT) →Read more...
14 December 2006
Ok, Oregon, what the hell is up with the 100 MPH winds?
No one told me about this part.→Read more...
A small victory over shyness →Read more...
Advice needed! At what point do I call poison control?
It all started when I decided to brush my teeth. →Read more...
Radio Mecha - Music Box: Jazz
I'm jazzing up the Radio Mecha. First up, Miles Davis' 'Gondwana,' from the Pangaea
Orange Swan the Stripper
There's a painting question in here somewhere. Of course you assumed that was the only interpretation possible given my title, right? →Read more...
How do windshield wiper motors work?→Read more...
IRC! Join the party. That is, uh, just me.
Take this sinking boat and point it home, we've still got time
Glen Hansard, lead singer of The Frames
, put out a solo album this year and this is my favourite track from it. Happiness abounds, lol.
I'm resisting the urge to post an ultra-snarky Metatalk thread. Encourage me to be good.
I'm RICH!!!! (Good news post) Actually I'm not... but I received ONE WHOLE salary because of holidays... sooooo... EXTRA MONEY TO EXPEND!!!! Nicer presents to everyone!!!!
So? what's your good news today????
I don't believe
I've ever had anyone get that
question wrong before.
Come on Over...
Hope you guys don't mind, I've given you and this marvellous world of verbal wonder a mention and a plug on my blog/website →Read more...
I'm a-goin' to Seattle next month! →Read more...
So what's crackin' for New Years Eve? →Read more...
Don’t like what one of your critics said about you?
Write them into your new book as a small-dicked child rapist.
I hardly heart Christmas...
Okay guys, it's December 14th, I'm charged with putting up the Christmas decorations but at the minute I feel about as festive as a small kitten that can't stop sneezing because it's allergic to its own fur. →Read more...
I love slo-mo video.
I also love this music vid: slow-motion flying dogs, and a cool song to boot.
I don't know about you, but I never get tired of these.
Please welcome me to the future: share your favorite traveling music!
My friends just got me one of these
just in time for my cross-country trip. Woo hoo!
This week I have been yelled at by a homeless person... and then yesterday I got into a bit of a tiff with one of the higher ups in my firm. I'm too sensitive. How do I learn to let things go?
Time for another reading roundup! Tell us what you are reading, or just finished reading, or are about to read. Recommend? Why?
Talkin' Baseball: Go Red Sox!, or What In Hell Are the M's Thinking? →Read more...
it is my second to last day of work.
references are confirmed at least.→Read more...
"I never thought it was such a bad little tree."
A great behind-the-scenes article about the best Christmas special
Also, the soundtrack (a holiday staple around my house) has been remastered and reissued
MeCha Dream I dreamed last night that Orange Swan was getting married, and I was doing her makeup in my tiny NYC bathroom.
Residents of Fjuckby demand new name
“Having stoically accepted years of relentless badgering, the people of Fjuckby have finally had enough. The villagers are crossing their fingers that the National Heritage Board will see it their way and grant them a new name… If Fjuckby gets its way it is conceivable that Anusviken, Arslet and Dicken may be next in line…” A follow-up to this thread
The Other Tiger →Read more...
13 December 2006
I just got back
from the DumbCo Holiday party. There was dancing
and pole dancing
and, for some strange reason She-Ra projected on the wall
. Joe famous can really cut a rug
. →Read more...
What could be more fun
than putting a shock collar on your penis? Or tasering a girl on the nipple?
I'm ready to go. →Read more...
Eat the Rich (YouTube)
Normally, when people ask me what I associate with Switzerland, I say things like chocolate, cuckoo clocks, neutrality, innovative banking for third world kleptocrats, etc.
But I always forget Krokus. I'll rectify the error here.
A memory of a really bad first (and last) date recently resurfaced, and I thought I'd like to
inflict it upon
share it with you. →Read more...
Culinary School Blogs
Does anybody have recommendations of good blogs that are written by culinary school or pastry school students?→Read more...
I am drunk and have been wrapping Xmas presents while drinking Guinness and listening to the Jesus & Mary Chain. (I needed a break from the holiday music.)
Which brings me to my question: are you a wrapping paper miser (i.e., you save small sections of leftover paper to wrap small presents, you plan your cuts, etc) or are you a devil-may-care, landfill-be-damned paper waster?
contains a story. The story itself is wholly unremarkable, except for the fact that I wrote it backwards (start from the linked comment and read upwards
, until you get to the comment that starts: "Maybe I should start.."), entirely off the top of my head, without copying from a script and pasting backwards. Wow, what a workout (for a writer). What sorts of writing exercises have you put yourself through?
Which do you do regularly?
Some ambidextrous have it both ways
-- People who can write with both their right and left hands are more likely to be bisexual, new research has found.
I am drunk and on a borrowed computer and I love you all very much
It's odd how much the internet has augmented/replaced my social group. Now I'm left, essentially, with people that I've known since high school (and have gotten over their quirks) or people who I know through teh intarwebz.→Read more...
3 point update. 1. v. sore from assembling new bedroom furniture for 14 hours Monday.
2. [false] fire alarm went off for the 3,000th time since I've lived here
3. I'm the proud new owner of a v. nice recliner chair.
Secret Song Continued...
Nervous, lost, dazed and slightly confused, I accidently mis-understood the fact that such threads of the above nature aren't meant for MetaFilter, I see this now and understand the error of my ways and whilst some of the locals were less than understanding of their new and curious visitor, many thought it best to humour me while they had the chance, and I've got some decent responses. Have a look at it, can any of you fine souls add any more to the list?
Hope this can break some ice, too. I'm Matt, by the way. Nice to meet you all.
OMG Corgi Puppies!
So cute that I started making squeaky sounds even though I am at my desk at work.
We lived through another day
It's a good excuse to celebrate
Take a number knock on wood
We'll find a reason to feel good
I need some Poisonwood Bible read-alikes! Okay, so it kinda slipped my mind that I need to have this thing prepared for tomorrow morning, and I'm hoping you can help me. I need some books that are similar somehow to Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible, a book I have never read. Any suggestions?
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD! I AM A FOOLISH SPECKLET! F*CK!
Squirrely salutations! Sciurus is super busy at his new job, but he misses you all and will probably be back after things have quieted down a bit. This is just so the bunnies don't forget he exists :P
"No ORDINARY rabbit!"
"just a harmlesss lit'l bunny, itnnit?"
Who wants postcards?
(Inspired by init below.) I have two Oktoberfest postcards from the local German restaurant. One has a tipsy bear hugging a stein, the other has an inebriated squirrel contentedly passed out amidst empty steins. →Read more...
Are you in NYC? Have you seen this postcard? Please send it to me! →Read more...
I'll soon be off on my holiday.
I have yet to pack, or tidy up and hoover the flat, but it'll all get done.
So if I don't get a chance to say it before I go, I hope you all have the most wonderful holiday season. I'll check in as and when I can, but it'll probably be sporadic at best.
Merry Christmas Bunnies!
OMG COLUMBO'S OSCAR! I just watched this "Columbo" episode, and the credits run, and there's this big DIRECTED BY JONATHAN DEMME title card, and I'm like, not bad!
THIS IS A SHOUTING AT PUPPIES THREAD
This post has really put me in a good mood.
I am so lucky to be doing exactly what I want to do with my life!→Read more...
We are still inundated
with junk mail for the previous owners of our house. AFTER ELEVEN YEARS.→Read more...
Had my endoscopy yesterday.→Read more...
Home from the Bahamas A little bit of sunburn. A little too much food and drink. Friends safely married. Stupid work in the morning. Lots of bunny cards waiting in the mailbox! Yay!
12 December 2006
Potential for Aurora Borealis tonight More
. It is, of course, overcast in Maine. But worth a look at the Northern sky if it's clear and you are in the North. They come and go pretty fast, but you could get lucky.
So we have an "I Love Tacos" (Well, now Tacos Are Pretty Great) and an "i love cheese." Looks like we are just missing "i love lettuce" and "i love tomatoes."→Read more...
Household tip #137 You can often mute the TV even if the remote is facing in entirely the wrong direction!
Ever have one of those days
when the foot-long chili dog with onion rings and a Bud for lunch was a definite mistake? That's me this afternoon. (The link isn't relevant, just my gift to you all.)
Dude, My Blog Is Getting Famous Again
Yowza. /me toots my own bloggy horn.
Five women murdered in Suffolk.
It's like the Green River Killer has come to East Anglia. Horrible.
Describe Your Life Plan(tm) and Why Anyone on Earth Should Take You Seriously At It →Read more...
Bump! Chicago meetup tonight.
And yes, my mustache will be in attendance. →Read more...
What to do with my plane ticket to Toronto?
Ok, bunnies,remember the boyfriend who broke up with me over the weekend? →Read more...
Piling my entire To Do pile in the middle of the living room floor is a remarkably ineffective way of getting me to do anything with it, but I am amazed at my newfound agility in navigating obstacle courses.
Some country blues from Brooklyn.
Scrapomatic. I hear they are great live.
"Punks in the original sense of the word , were the sort of people who were such hopeless losers that they couldn't even be convincing as outlaws; far from romanticizing that status, the Ramones glorified their own inadequacy....and yet they were genuinely sexy,too; in spite of everything they were cool." - Tom Carson
Pauly Shore comes to Odessa, TX
and gets punched in the face on stage.
i had a dream they were killing all the superheroes which made it very dangerous to let the bunny rabbits go visit their friends down the hall.
i completely blame you people for my having to care for the social life of rabbits while the bloody remains of Batman is sliding down my skylight.
A devil food is turning our kids into homosexuals
-- "Soy is feminizing, and commonly leads to a decrease in the size of the penis, sexual confusion and homosexuality."
Good film, not available online
Entrancing video footage shown on TV recently.
What's the difference between "suicidal ideation" and idly thinking of killing yourself, exactly?→Read more...
Which one of you was it? Eh?
Clearly it was either dodgy, or seanyboy?
This is a bad thing/good thing thread. →Read more...
Animated godwin gif!
get it while it's hot. Some dude made an animated gif from the images in my ancient Nazi meat
badland post. I predict many fun uses for it in the future.
OMG TUB GIRLL!!!11!!!
NSFW, but much, MUCH nicer to look at than that other one.
Bear Down, Chicago Bears! They beat St. Louis on Monday Night Football tonight and clinch a first round bye. Woohoo!
11 December 2006
Bubba Hog (techno remix)
I know. Pretty predictable.
But it's still fun.
This is a whining thread →Read more...
Hey British Bunnies!
I have a quick Eastenders question.→Read more...
Radio Mecha - Music Box: Rainbow Party
I'm on the Radio Mecha, playing songs with colors in their names, for the time being anyway. Please listen, if you're so inclined.
(It's backwards day!→Read more...
Tell me about '70s classic rock box sets. →Read more...
THIS IS A SHOUTING AT CASHIERS THREAD! →Read more...
I would go to this,
if I could. Is anyone from here going?
OMG finals over, yay! Passed 2nd semester of nursing school! Half over! Yayness!
My boss just killed the project that I have spent the last five months working on, right before it was scheduled to be released. I'm a little pissed off, to say the least.
East Bay Areans- I need an apartment →Read more...
Shameless vanity post
On December 2nd, my company had its annual Christmas dinner dance. I'm posting pictures of me taken that night not because I think I
look good, but because I made my dress and am rather proud of the way it turned out;-) There are other photos taken that night I so wish I could post, including some of my department's diva of a admin assistant dancing salsa with the creepiest of our several creepy VPS, and some of a couple who came in perfectly acceptable attire but then changed after dinner into a sort of Kevin Federline and Britney Spears version of Santa and Mrs. Claus outfits. But I don't dare. Anyway it was a lovely evening and it was such a relief to feel a world away from all the real estate drama and moving crap. I entirely forgot that I'd spent the morning scrubbing floors at my new place.
Flickr Request for Photo Permision
please read enclosed and give me your take, of there are any possible downsides to this.
You know, I like Rachael Ray,
but "EVOO" is insipid, inane ...and official
My overalls finally arrived and I ordered them too big. I am very sad.
Most awesome holiday-themed tie-in ever,
from the Union of Concerned Scientists. For generations, children have been threatened with coal in their stocking as punishment for being naughty—but giving kids coal fired power plants is a punishment that can last 40 years or more.→Read more...
Books for Wee Girl Geeks?
When it comes to all things "geeklet-raising-related" I turn to... →Read more...
essexjan! Bookworm Goddess!
Have you played the new Bookworm Adventures
? I played with the demo this weekend and found it delightful!→Read more...
It's not nice
to make fun of other languages, so don't you dare laugh.
Bunny Flash game
Jump on the bells. Another beautiful, simple game from Orisinal.
This PSA is,
I think, one of the most effective, amazing pieces of TV I've ever seen. →Read more...
I've been watching this repeatedly all morning.
I've decided that me, wino, hugh janus, and tennessee sam are going to buy matching outfits and form a tribute group and go on tour.
Sick Christmas Music
OK we have John Waters, we have Tiny Tim, I even have an old LP from my childhood of the Chipmunks Xmas, so→Read more...
I got a photo on Flickr Explore!
This one is best viewed large. If you don't have permission to "view all sizes", send me a FlickrMail and I'll add you to my contacts.
John Buzon Trio - Blues In My Heart
(1958): I love the organ in this. (Can you tell I recently upgraded from dial-up to DSL? ;-P )
Stupid French labeling.
I bought what I thought was almond oil, but it turns out it's sunflower oil with aroma of almond
. Bleh. Who knew "tournesol" was "sunflower"? Stupid French words. Also, I'm retaining water... what's up with that? My eyes were all puffy when I woke up, and the elastic part of my socks are making marks on my ankles. How do I get rid of this stupid condition? Stupid! →Read more...
For those who love transit lines...
...or if you're looking for the perfect gift for a NYC- or Toronto-area bunny...
Help! The Danish police are after me! →Read more...
Yesterday I picked up a bargain-basement 3-CD pack called ‘Jazz Divas
’ featuring performances from (mostly) the late ’30s and early ’40s. Most of the names were familar to me: Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Lena Horne, Peggy Lee, Anita O’Day… Maxine Sullivan
’s, however was not, but, what a great voice… If you like that sort of thing, then you should watch her sing Ace in The Hole
and I Can’t Get Started
(two 1958 perfomances on youtube).
10 December 2006
I twisted my ankle
ow! ow! ow! →Read more...
I smooshed my finger!
Ow, ow, ow! →Read more...
Relationship advice needed
Bunnies, I feel pathetic asking about this here, but I'd like some feedback from people other than my close friends.
My boyfriend broke up with me yesterday, and I'm devastated over it. →Read more...
makes me cry like a baby. You probably have ones that make you do the same.
Two part question about alcohol: Part 1) Can open gin go bad? My boyfriend just gave me some gin that has been sitting around, unsealed but capped, for probably years. Is it okay to drink? And Part 2) How do I find out the value of a bottle of vintage port? He also gave me a bottle of 1980 vintage port. I suspect it may be worth a significant amount of money and if that's the case, I don't want to just crack it open 'cause I'm thirsty. I googled it but can't find anything.
It Really suCks
to have to go back to work tomorrow. So I thought I'd hang out in IRC
for a bit. Join me?
Chefs and foodies, help me!
I need to make a meal, the leftovers from which I can pack as lunch. Grocery day is days away and my creative cooking skills are suddenly gone!→Read more...
OMG BUNNY TARGET PRACTICE
Poor bunny. (<sup>YouTube</sup>)
I'm Mad as Hell, and I'm Not Going to Take Any More Overdue Books
Okay, so, I'm the person-in-charge at the library today (which ought to give you some idea of the kind of skeleton crew we have here on a Sunday), and, since nobody else wanted to do it, I was just interviewed by some dude from the local teevee news, talking about the library's annual Food-For-Fines program. I only spoke for a minute or two, thankfully. Better yet, I won't get home in time to watch it.
Black8 Random Radio 2PM - 5PM PST
Before there were walkmans and iPods
there were devices that plucked sound out of the air called radios.→Read more...
Butchers and candlestick makers, help me!
I need to kill something made of wax and make some tapers out of it. Also, Little Nemo Sunday funnies are→Read more...
Help me not be a terrible cousin-aunt So, we promised my husband's 19 year old second cousin that we would give her our special edition of Rolling Stone that came out when Hunter S. Thompson died. (As well as I can figure, it came out between February and March of last year.) We get home and I can't find my issue. I've tried looking at RS's back issues but I'm having no luck, and this kid really is cool enough that I want to try to follow through. Any of you guys have the issue? Are you willing to give it up, either for free or for a price? Do you have a secret RS back issue source? Bunnies, please hope me!
Dance like nobody's watching
Ladies and gentlemen of MetaChat, meet Bubba Hog.
BAKERS please help! I am making some Apricot Orange Cranberry bread and I only have 1 loaf pan! The recipe makes 5 loaves which I was gonna give out but since I can only bake one at a time, will the 2,3,4,5th come out wonky because the batter will just have to sit? I have heard that you can't let batter sit so what to do?
Programmers of MetaChat:
Please help me out with something.→Read more...
J. F'in' Jett
sings Star, Star
for your Sunday listening pleasure.
you can really bounce around to this.
Dry winter skin?
Use coconut oil, the beauty secret of the rich and famous. (and by "rich and famous", of course I mean me and iconomy.) →Read more...
Two posts in a row for me! I was just heating some oatmeal and I accidentally put the wrong bowl in the microwave, the big metal bowl in which I had refrigerated all the oatmeal, not the smaller ceramic bowl I'd filled to eat. I nuked it for half a minute. No sparks! Did I do something terribly wrong? Is the oatmeal in the metal bowl still edible? Sorry, I'm doing some late-night proofing and feedback and I'm getting a bit loopy.
Grammar buffs, to me! "ID'ing" or ID-ing" ? Or avoid the situation altogether and use "identifying" ? (Although in this case the word "ID-ing" is used because it is common parlance in the context in which it is being used.) And can anyone point me to the definitive, concise rule on using "which" versus "that" ? It's not in Strunk and White, is it?
09 December 2006
Lots and lots of cards got sent out today! →Read more...
Penis Restaurant (arguably Not Very SFW)
a BBC video about a visit to a Chinese establishment specializing in animal penises.
'Truthiness' Is Named Word of the Year
. What other words should qualify as "runners-up?"
Upgrade to Blogger Beta?
Has anyone upgraded to the Blogger Beta? Its a one-way street and I'm, um, hesitant.
Iraq Study Group Report
In comic form, courtesy wonkette.
Looks like Michel Gondry has some competition.
for some reason i like bands with gross names →Read more...
I got the cabin!
And what better housewarming present could I get myself than→Read more...
"It's coming on christmas
They're cutting down trees, they're putting up reindeer." Three versions of Joni Mitchell's "River"→Read more...
BTW, Sauntercat made his shoutout debut last night.. I think someone took a picture.
Today's kittyhead has been brought to us by the lovely and talented krix. Meow!
08 December 2006
C'mon c'mon c'mon lemme tell ya what I'm all about... →Read more...
14 degrees Farenheit is -10 Centigrade and my furnace is not working. The electric blanket is, so I will probably survive. (the downstairs neighbors have heat, so even my pipes are pretty safe.) But it's jeezly cold. Hot water bottle in bed comin right up.
I got my own effing blog...
Nothing special, really. Just a couple of posts, so far. We'll see what happens. But people occasionally ask, so... there you go.
drinkin' mah wine makes me feel fine. gonna have me a holiday. . . .
The clock strikes 5:30 and I'm out the door with a sonic boom. Went down to the much-heralded Trader Joe's in Manhattan. Grabbed a bottle of Goats Do Roam from the Republic of South Africa and some cheap shit. No, wait. Everything
at Trader Joe's is cheap shit. My mistake. →Read more...
Warning, second picture contains squick!
Guess where I'm going tomorrow? →Read more...
All that I want is a photograph of Photo Jenny. How will I get one, I don't know.
Metafilter Is Still Down
Boo Hoo Hoo. →Read more...
I'm home from work early, so join me for some tunes! Now playing.
Web Design T-Shirts? Now that I get paid to do web design I want a cool web design associated t-shirt. Any recommendations? I kinda liked the idea of the Code Poet one I saw, but the design was crappy. Heh.
The Quitter's Club: Disabling a trigger
After learning from the guy on the phone at the NY state tax center that they received the paperwork I sent, but can't actually find it in order to figure out why I supposedly didn't report any withholding, I really wanted a cigarette. →Read more...
Penile Smackdown on Indian Men
by the Indian Council of Medical Research. Ohh Snap!
Do you get the idea that Cute Overload has started blatantly catering to the male demographic? Not that there's anything wrong with that!
So sorry Lego!
Lego fired the kids who made this ad and put it on teh intarweb
. Bic got very unhappy with the agency who's jr's made these bic ads and passed out on the web
. And BenQ humbly apologise for this ad.
What's with the adkids these days? Back in my day, our outrageous ads weren't crap
. also, we lived in a rolled up newspaper at the bottom of a lake
The Bottom 100
How many of these have you seen?
Overheard: Mmm this sandwich is so good I feel like there's music comin' out of my ears.
Now, what was the theme again? Oh, right, it's Found Faces!
One Of The Few Times mixing Metal & Hip-Hop Actually Worked.
(YouTube). Pure Testosterone Fury. This song makes me wanna get drunk and blow up buildings. In the good way.
"Under the Bridge" Maya-style
Is Mel Gibson's Apocalypto
a feature-length version of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Under the Bridge" video
AskMeCha: What's the best way to get the funk out? (i.e., My hands smell funny -- help!) I accidentally spilled scented candle wax on my desk, and while cleaning it up, I got some on my hands. Now my allergies are going crazy. I've tried washing with soap and water, but it doesn't seem to be working. Suggestions? (I'm dyin' over here!)
15 Years Ago Today
I was going through a long, busy, painful, strange, difficult, laborious day that culminated in a wild flurry of activity around 9:00 pm when I met a certain bouncing 10 pound baby boy face to face for the first time. →Read more...
Ah goddammit. I should be getting ready now for the London MeFi/MeCha meetup, but am paralysed with lethargy/anxiety.
Make me go, bunnies, make me go!
Guess Where I'm Going Tomorrow? →Read more...
Funny Rules 4 The Fellaz! →Read more...
great idea for an (only slightly naughty) xmas t-shirt... →Read more...
Did you hear about the one-armed butler? →Read more...
Pretty much SFW.
First bunnycard has arrived! The postman has been (a Sikh postman, wearing a showercap over his turban to protect it from the rain) and he brought me my first card from a Mecha bunny - the one with the same birthday and almost the same name as me :-)
Be blown away on a Friday...
I was just going to post Natsu Tomo
's art. Then I was going to post the book Bliss Express
as well. Then I figured, Heck, just check out the whole post
where I found it on Drawn
. iconomy, you'll LOVE this.
New boyfriend thinks all his birthdays have arrived at once. Possibly NSFW, esp. adverts on site
Faux Toe Fried, eh. This week's subject is "Found Faces".
I got a Wii. Just been to the shop and picked it up now. Bite it Suckas!!
This is my 200th post,
and to commemorate the event →Read more...
07 December 2006
a slice of home
for you all to enjoy
OMG Winterbells Bunny!
A new game from the always-lovely Orisinal.
I got some new speakers...
and to celebrate I broke them in by playing the mefi compilation CD. It sounds so much better than it did on my ipod (or on my built-in macbook speakers), I can't even begin to tell you. →Read more...
Sometimes dreams come true.
A sweet, funny animated short (with a darkly humorous ending, if you listen closely) about living the impossible, even if it's just for moment.
Three Point Status Report!
I've been sick for over a week, and it's my f#(%ing birthday. →Read more...
Weird things that happened to me during about an hour this evening →Read more...
Any worthy pie recipes out there?
Heck, any generally delicious and yummy holiday recipes?→Read more...
Hey friends! I miss you. →Read more...
You're an adult. Act like one. (At least in public.) →Read more...
My two bosses are discussing the relative talent of rap musicians to "other musical genres." →Read more...
Why have we not yet discussed the season finale of ANTM?
*Don't click if you don't know.*→Read more...
WTF is wrong with My Yahoo? →Read more...
Christmas A Go-Go!
Answering your wishes for better holiday music! (If "better" for you include Jerry Lewis.)
If you like Dashboard Confessional
and you like listening to bands that are named after metachat members, then you may like John Ralston→Read more...
This cracks me up every time I watch it.→Read more...
So I am shopping for a gift for my parents to give to me...→Read more...
So my friend N went through breast cancer last year.→Read more...
Hey jonmc What's the name of the Soul Food place on 125th you've said is so good? Mama's?
Upper GI endoscopy experiences?
I have to have an esophagogastroduodenoscopy on Tuesday to look for possible ulcers or gall bladder problems. Anyone had one? What should I expect?→Read more...
My wisdom teeth are getting pulled tomorrow!
Tomorrow afternoon I'm going to have all four of them removed. Share your wisdom tooth stories, advice etc. →Read more...
Lyric-specific music suggestions?
Looking for separate songs that might speak to: →Read more...
Christmas Music →Read more...
Doooooooooone with classes! A few papers and things still due next week, but no more classes till the end of January! Woot!
I would like to buy you dinner... →Read more...
Some tunes from the last great blue-eyed soul outift. →Read more...
SHOUTING THREAD PLEASE?
I'M IN AUSTIN. I'M TALKING TO PEOPLE ABOUT GRAD SCHOOL. →Read more...
Okay, so I hope this is of interest to somebody, but, really, I just want someone to try to load the site, then tell me I'm not out of my mind. Sierra Trading Post, a place that sells closeout/irregular/etc. outdoor clothing, is having a big Carhartt sale today. I'm excited, because I've been wanting some overalls lately, which might turn out to be a horrible mistake. But the site appears to be down (crushed under the weight of all those work pants? Surely not).
It's powerful cold this morning
It's -22 Celsius, which is roughly 7 degrees Farenheit. How cold/warm is it in your world today?
It's Deja Vu All Over Again.
What is this week's Faux Toe Fried A, you say? This week, it's Found
Faces, suggested by yours truly, and next week it's holiday decorations, suggested by mygothlaundry.
Phrase heard while channel-surfing through an infomercial: →Read more...
OMGONOEZ i am being en-Scot-ificated!!!!
My Rs are getting burrs, and I can't call cigarettes anything other than fags! Yeep!→Read more...
how can i get hep to the chococat?
i never really looked at the mefimusic before →Read more...
I need packing help! I'm going to Denver tomorrow... and then to Arizona on Tuesday. So I have to pack winter and summer-ish clothes. They all won't fit. What are your packing secrets?
Just for matteo
and his Caruso fetish
. (warning: youtube, 7+ minutes. TV drama CSI: something? I don't watch much television)
06 December 2006
i was watching that family guy show →Read more...
Prog Rock Archive
An excellent fan site dedicated to all bands prog. "Switch Index" to Genres for everything from Prog Folk to Prog Metal with streaming mp3s. This site has much for anyone interested, from the neophyte to the seasoned expert.
Look, carmina! The Coast of Utopia
I had my first manicure and pedicure today... →Read more...
Project Runway Santa Makeover
A new Santa outfit designed by Laura Bennett of ProjRun. Not important, like water on Mars, just entertaining fluff.
"The Looking Glass Wars
both acknowledges and incorporates the original book as a critical part of its own storyline. Alyss Heart is a princess and heir to the Wonderland throne, but after a bloody coup she is forced to flee her homeland through a portal and ends up in Victorian London."
Anyone read it? Bad as it sounds?
Three by Winery O' Connor →Read more...
A dark, quirky animated short that demonstrates why liquor and Escher don't mix.
So I watched Exorcist II: The Heretic last night. →Read more...
This is a whimpering thread!
This is a thread for everyone who is sick to complain about how awful they feel.→Read more...
went to taco bell →Read more...
London meetup this Friday
at the Bricklayers, which is easy to find - only a couple of minutes walk from The Astoria (finest gig venue in London) or We Will Rock You (hideous-sounding Queen musical).
Free to a good home.
One (1) MetaChat Sweater. Gently used.(girl not included)→Read more...
The process of becoming
psychologically healthy requires substituting small errors for larger errors. We must develop the "courage to be imperfect." →Read more...
What has NASA found on Mars?
You have approximately 42 minutes to make your bets.
re-cut into a horror film trailer. (via boingboing)
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD ABOUT BAD THINGS! →Read more...
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD ABOUT GOOD THINGS!!!
WHAT WAS A CRAPPY MOVING SITUATION IS NOW A VERY GOOD MOVING SITUATION! →Read more...
Vice President Cheney's daughter is pregnant!
-- "Mary Cheney, the openly gay daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney and wife Lynne, is pregnant, according to a published report. Mary Cheney, 37, and her partner of 15 years, Heather Poe, 45, are 'ecstatic' about the baby."*
Congrats to them. "But still, this is gonna be priceless just to watch the collective heads of the religious right explode.*
Awwww!!! a 15 year old boy wrote me a POEM!
It's so over the top, it has birds, flowers, beating hearts and blood in it! I am touched.→Read more...
Cards are written!
Thankfully, nobody will be receiving this
Any Rat Pack fans out there?
My colleauge is insisting she has heard a Sinatra/Dean Martin duet with someone interjcting the line "Free turkey!" into the lines. I do have →Read more...
I have to go to court today.
Finally, someone gave Bush the Cliff's Notes!
This is the leaad photo on CNN right now. Soon he'll know as much about The Iraq as he knows about The Internets.
What are the best you've seen?→Read more...
100 horses stranded on a tiny island ...
This is the first thing I watched today, and it's made my day already. Googlevideo
05 December 2006
My shit day is turning into a shit week →Read more...
viachicago told me to post this...
It's a personality test that you can compare yourself to others with. So, which mechazens are most alike?
Who else is still at work? →Read more...
Christmas card list Umm...bunnies...I still haven't received the list. No fair! Me want list!
And my house peed on my pillow. →Read more...
How Comfortable Are You About Owning Your Own Shite? →Read more...
Now there's a religion I can get behind.
Yeah, I said it! Learn about cursing
in Quebecois French
Now if I had been going to see this movie, this post may have changed my mind. **SPOILERS**
Why do I love Michael Mann movies and hate Miami Vice? →Read more...
First draft done! An hour and a half to proof and edit. Wheee!
How Do You Feel Now?
Barclay James Harvest
my hair grows insanely fast →Read more...
Fold a Hitler
(or an Einstein or a mushroom or a boar)
Venus In Furs.
A little taste of the zip posted at WFMU linked in the MeFi Velvet Underground acetate-on-ebay
The Littlest Christmas Tree [TM]
went up in the wee hours of the morning today.→Read more...
opinions! Short of funds and inspired by Amy Sedaris, I may start selling cupcakes at craft fairs! I already bake and give out plenty, my question is, is $1 per cupcake too much to charge? I oughter do some real math and figure out how much they cost to make but that sounds damn boring so I figure $1 doesn't buy you much of nothing these days and would be fair.
Also! What flavors? I make grand lemon ones, good carrot cake ones, and am working on an orange one with chocolate buttercream, but what kind do you like? recipes wanted.
Dear Santa: Whaddya want?
I would like a wysiwyg CMS in which I can drag & drop components and edit through a web interface that doesn't cost $4M. One that looks fabulous but spendy: siteinfinity
, one that's not spendy but possibly outdated & not terribly reliable: tinyEdit
. I've been swimming in a seas of Wordpress, Joomla, ExpressionEngine and I'm confused into paralysis.
There's a full mooooooooon! I bite you.
There were vague rumblings about a festive Chicago meet-up
Anyone still interested? Anyone have suggestions of when or where? The 7th or the 12th or the 19th? I'm a whiskey-drinker, so I'm never sure where beer drinkers want to go. Suggestions?
Work with me here, folks
Seriously, I need ideas on how to get the hell out of academic science.→Read more...
Can anyone convert an handful of EPS (or AI) files to CDR for me?
Dude needs a corel draw format...→Read more...
Huh? What is this week's Faux Toe Fried A,
you say? This week, it's Found
Faces, suggested by yours truly, and next week it's holiday decorations, suggested by mygothlaundry. →Read more...
test tasters take the cake.
hi metachat. i made you a cake.→Read more...
Gmail tweaked their interface, now Firefox (126.96.36.199, Windows) crashes every time I visit!
Bits of Nov 15th, yesterday and today
of Jeffrey Kacirk's Forgotten English Calendar (for essexjan
) →Read more...
JONMC YOUR WILDEST DREAMS
(and my nightmare) IS FULFILLED.
"The ADS was developed in complete secrecy for 10 years at a cost of $40 million.
Its existence was revealed in 2001 by news reports, but most details of ADS human testing remain classified. There has been no independent checking of the military's claims." Funny ol' world.
Mike, Mike, he's our man. I don't want to do my work today, but the time for procrastination is over. Please to give me cheesy pep talks for motivation. Thank you.
I ain't a-marchin' anymore (Phil Ochs)
Here, have the earworm that's been with me all week!
Get a life and live it.
I ♥ The Queers, especially when I can find quality footage of them in, of all places, Florence.→Read more...
04 December 2006
Hi. I have a song you should hear. →Read more...
Do you miss Adrian Zmed
on TJ Hooker
(youtube)? I don't. What don't you miss on TV?
mullacc, viachicago, rainbaby and anybody else excited that THE DRAFT is in 1.5 hours, get your butts to IRC!
Victor Scott's "Gotta Go" Video
with me, melissa may's feet and arms, and the breakdancing talents of our cat Mushi Mushi Gila Monster (and a bunch of other people we know and don't know). It's a freaking great video for a freaking funky song and I'd say it was definitely worth it, even if we weren't in it.
Stupid Firefox 2.0! Questions: →Read more...
and Grocery Lists
. I was going to marvel about the fact that nobody had posted this to metafilter, but ... Blue
THIS IS ANOTHER SHOUTING THREAD →Read more...
Pimp My BandFilter
Our three front-ladies
will be interviewed on NIXA Country in about 10 minutes!
So why is it ... →Read more...
What did you fry? What did other people bring? How delicious was it?
CAN SOMEBODY TELL ME →Read more...
Seinfeld: The Lost Episode
-- from National Lampoon.
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD ABOUT GOOD THINGS! →Read more...
Family Christmas letters
: Spreading cheer or showing off?
billions and billions of spams
I recently (like 4 days ago) started getting 5-10 spam messages in my gmail inbox each day. →Read more...
NYC Used Bookstore request.
I'm seriously jonesing for a copy of Perry Deane Young's Two of the Missing
. The online prices are all in th $50 range and I don't want it that
bad. The well-known places like The Strand know the value of books too well to find a deal. I'm looking for a place that would stock an older midlist title like this and just maybe have it at a reasonable price. Paperback is fine and I'm not picky about condition as long as it's in one piece and readable. Any leads, NYC bibliophiles?
Calling all ambient music fans! Does anyone have Yonderboi's of 'Riders on the Storm/Pink Solidism' they could ysi?
Longshot Classical Music Request.
Does anyone have Sophia Gubaidulina's Offertorium
? I wanted to use it for a class project, and Amazon's holiday shipping frenzy means I may not get it till after the project is due. →Read more...
My boss said that I show my emotions on my face too much..
..and that it's easy to tell when I'm angry or can't be bothered or something. It's probably true; I'm deeply embarrassed.→Read more...
I mailed my cards!!
I feel so organized and fulfilled!!
begging for oink or indietorrent invites Hey
I'm sorry to be a pain but I'd really appreciate an oink or indietorrent invite. I promise to be a good seeder and alway leave my torrents open for days. I also have about 400gigs of music(library rips in ogg with online access) which i'd be happy to share/trade for an invite. Thanks. address is firstname.lastname@example.org
More sisterly love!
My cat Kaylee completely rocks.→Read more...
The AK Miller Auction
Consider the strange story of Alex and Imogene Miller of East Orange, VT. They eked out an existence on a small farm. Alex would scrounge rusty nails from burnt buildings to repair his roof. He drove a ratty VW Beetle, and when it died, he found another even more ratty, and another...the rusting carcasses littered his yard.
After their deaths the local church took up a collection so they could be buried in the churchyard, and the state began the process of taking the farm for taxes. That would have been the end of a sad story, except.....
I Came Out Last Night... →Read more...
No more messing around. What's the theme for Photo Friday?? →Read more...
This fascinates me. But it may not fascinate you. →Read more...
, "You Show It
Short movies and music videos from Palfloat
Also: music by Palmusic
, and art by Chaired
What's the best thing you've ever seen... →Read more...
For those who think, "You know, I could totally go for a nice bowl of cereal and milk, but I don't have time. If only it could be blended up and stuck in a can for us folks on the go!"
03 December 2006
This thread is ripe for deletion.
i have never been to Florida →Read more...
Tragedy in 3 Panels
** warning, this is not a happy post **
I had a mixed weekend ... →Read more...
Daddy's back home. He had to have a defibrillator implanted before he left the hospital...perhaps it's for the best that I left before he came home; this way I didn't have to be around my mother and brother. The lock to the front door was changed and I was refused a key.
The Pogues, "A Rainy Night in Soho" is a much-beloved song of mine. But I'm desperate for the original version from the Poguetry in Motion ep,* not the later version from all the "best of" comps with the additional horn arrangement layered in. Can anyone help me out? I will love you forever and ever.
*for the non-vinyl-literate youngsters in the house: ep = extended play, a type of vinyl release that had more songs than a regular single, but fewer than full-length album. Yes, I am old.
Oh brave new world, that has such laziness in it! Did you know that kids today can do actual honest-to-god research for papers without leaving the house??? I was all geared up to go to the library, with all its attendant hassles (like finding bus fare and waiting until it opened and, you know, changing out of my pajamas), and lo! I discovered journal articles accessible on my laptop. What will they think of next?
I am going insane →Read more...
May I see your receipt?
"The author recounts his many efforts to escape from stores without showing his receipt, and his many confrontations with security personnel." [via
Pictures of South Bay!
What I don't have on DaShiv for actual photographic chops and equipment (though he did let me borrow lenses), I make up for with relative speed! (Only a day and a half late! BAM!)
The Romantic Revolutionaries. →Read more...
Guess What I'm Looking At? →Read more...
Get out your taps and tassles, ladies and gents, it's jonmc's birthday!
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
- it's crawling with Hollywood a couple of blocks over from the Chewy Cave.
Does anyone use Google Analytics?
I'm looking at using it for a website I've designed. The organisation I'm building it for needs to track usage. Is Analytics good? Is there anything better? Comments/recommendations are most welcome.
This is a bitching thread. →Read more...
Advent Devotional, Day 3.
I realize there hasn't been a lot of interest in the series so far, and I promise that I'll stop mentioning this every day. But the one for December 3 happens to be written by Mrs. Doohickie.
02 December 2006
I Demand To Know.... →Read more...
Tony vs. Paul
A stop motion battle between two friends turned enemies.
Sniff, Swig, Puff...
Bea and Rock sing a jolly song about drugs.
sooooo.... just how many of us bunnies have a birthday this week???
Two of us today, I think jonmc is tomorrow (or was it the day before?)
Anyway, this week and month is a bumper crop of bunniness, n'est pas?
hahahahahaha. ucla beat usc. bwahahahahaha
I've been reading Marguerite Yourcenar's
epistolary Memoirs of Hadrian
This is an open invitation
for people to join me on IRC while I clean my room.→Read more...
"If Dawn Madden's breasts were a pair of Danishes,
Debby Crombie's got two Space Hoppers. Each armed with a gribbly nipple." The Bad Sex in Fiction awards. The shortlisted extracts
Happy Birthday, dear bunnyfire! Happy Birthday to you!
Help me find cute and yummy schtuff.
I love jbox
, and wanted to buy some of the gums and candies and whatnots they sell, for stocking schtuffers for Christmas. So basically I'm looking for Japanese snacks, or even Archie McPhee-ish foodschtuffs. I was in the process of placing a big order with jbox but before the submit button I got a message saying they aren't guaranteeing shipment in time for the holidays, so that's out. Any other online places that sell unusual and not too expensive yummies?
Oh, spread eagle. I get it.
Are you like me, are your genitals not humorous enough? (NSFW)
Tunnel of Love,
Russia style. YouTube via
Cracking the Code
The honorable Film Forum of New York City offers a seriously awesome festival
about film of the precode era
100 comments left til I hit 3,000
since I joined last August
. I know that's not terribly impressive, by comparison with some of you. So how's your MetaChat addiction doing?
We're having a stupid debate. If one were to use "netflix" as the term for a video rented from NetFlix, which is the best plural form?
My best friend insists on using netflixes. I say netflixen is better.
Some music for the weekend →Read more...
New song on Music. Acid ambient space dub magic noise thingy.→Read more...
Now I understand the problem with Wikipedia.... →Read more...
Where are you????
I am here→Read more...
Happy birthday to the Specklet, since it's already that day somewhere.
01 December 2006
Playing a few tunes starting right about... now.
I just watched Clerks 2.
(It was Pip's b-day presented to me). I'm a little verklempt. Randal is still my hero. And I knew Jay & Silent Bob would come through. After we take out the garbage we're gonna watch the original again.
(and interested others), it's multiplayer Dice Wars
. (x-posted to MeFi)
I've got keys that jingle jangle jingle...
I picked up the keys for Swan's End (the house I just bought) today! →Read more...
Random loq noises.
Menstrual Marketing Madness
Warning: squick factor.→Read more...
You may have a hot girlfriend if... →Read more...
This week's QI on BBC2 was particularly fine
featuring, as it did, Graeme Garden
, an incredibly sharp-witted comedian who has been in the business since the 1960s.→Read more...
Ask MeCha: Bendy tripods →Read more...
I cast SUMMON CORTEX [12:33] <cortex> scrump: see you in a few hours.
Amazing Stories--The Family Dog →Read more...
Here's your sneak preview before I post it to MeTa. w00!→Read more...
So I have this idea for a collaborative project, but I'm not sure if it's dumber than hell or not.→Read more...
bump, because it might not be all that obvious from the title of that thread.
NYC Meetup On Sunday!
Come on along and join the party!
Matisyahu: Some very cool, happy music
for your Friday. Sunny reggae from a Hasidim... gotta love that.
Other Matisyahu also on YouTube
MeCha Holiday Card Exchange Update:
Wanna know who's in?→Read more...
Thanksgiving in Colorado
I had a nice visit, saw lots of mule deer, and my mother in law tried to poison us.→Read more...
Atheist door knocking in SLC
A filmmaker, fed up with Mormon door-knockers, flies to Salt Lake City and promotes atheism door-to-door. Watch it all the way through - the best stuff is near the end.
A mother's love,
This article appeared in Salon the other day. For reasons I can't quite pinpoint, it affected me deeply.
You might need to watch a brief ad for the free Salon site pass to view the article.
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Like a 3 point status report, only more so! →Read more...
Bump from Yesterday - Joanna Newsom A New Yorker Article
that was in my mailbox when I got home, after listening to that tune on the way home.
And, no, this music would not lend itself to this,
I really *hate* bright red, but today I'm wearing it anyhow.
Ronnie, and Elaine, and Wendy, thank you for touching my life.
Something was posted to the blue or here that was a site with fake corporate warning signs like→Read more...
So I coded and ran a python script to grab every tagline ever posted to MeFi...→Read more...
I got a few DVDs of transferred old home movies that won't play on a standard DVD player, and only on a computer using VLC player.→Read more...
-- a "Clippy"-style assistant for the vi editor. This cracks me up, as does the fact that someone (sort of) ported vi to the Commodore 64
. I love geeks doing geeky things.
Happy Birthday to a man who sits with Handsome Dick Manitoba and Richard Price at the top of my Bronx Jewish pantheon. Yes, I'm talking about amberglow! Many happy returns, man.
The Camellia Grill.
One day I'll finally tell you
. One day you'll finally see
. →Read more...
Photo Friday Theme? Any decision on that? Friday is almost over here.
Limited Time Offer!
KMFDM vs. The TKK→Read more...
My first published photo. →Read more...
sugarshock friday! I just made 2 dozen lemon cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting! If you are in Chicago's Wicker Park area track me down! I'll be passing them out on my smoke breaks...
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