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Archives for: January 2007

31 January 2007

What kind of reader are you? I'm a Literate Good Citizen.
Writing to the State Congresscritter? Accomplished. [MI]
Thanks BP: Just got the Coil disc today, had some of this stuff on vinyl, but since my player went kaput awhile back haven't had access to it. Very nice packaging as well, much appreciated.
How to propose to a nerd ...or if you are a nerd. Either way. OMG! Proposal!
I just bought a map of the world and this has caused me no end of joy. It is beautiful, and cheap, and will look great on my wall, and most importantly (and the real reason I bought it) - I will have no excuse not to finally really and truly learn international geography!
The Origami Lens. Engineers at UC San Diego have built a powerful yet ultrathin digital camera by folding up the telephoto lens. This technology may yield lightweight, ultrathin, high resolution miniature cameras for unmanned surveillance aircraft, cell phones and infrared night vision applications.
Thank you Gmail, for this recipe. I cannot wait to make these - I'm stopping at the grocery store on my way home.
May I have some whuffles too please? Read more...
Traces of now-archaic technology in everyday life. I'm amused by the fact that the voicemail on my cell phone is signified by a symbol of a cassette tape -- even though, of course, there's no cassette tape involved.Read more...
It's not cancer. The gross details Read more...
Simplifying how I use the intertubes. (give me the web host advice.) Read more...
Whoa, cool! USB AA batteries. You know, for cordless mice. Read more...
Shameless Flickr contact whoring! Read more...
I'm going dry for February. Anyone care to join me? Read more...
For jon and jonlovers the world-over. Dictators + Stooges = bliss.Read more...
Offspring: Read more...
I might be in Boston next Thursday Work stuff during the day; I might be free for dinner? Anyone want to hang out with meeeee?
Emcee Squared: The Second Square is up! This was our "basic tools / basic skillz" square, and I think it came out great!
I gots a code in by nose ...*achoo* This is the third time since THANKSGIVING that I have been sick. Do you KNOW what that does to my gym schedule?Read more...
As lots of people are sad today here's a little bit of Awwww to bring (I hope) a smile.
Hows your gmail? - mine just told me I couldn't send mail since You are currently using 2803 MB (100%) of your 2811 MB. Oops! Already?Read more...
Two Dollar Bills Woz, on playing with your money.
Quilt, a pass it on art project. Read more...
At 8 am Vegas time, I will find out if it is malignant or benign. Either way, it means surgery.

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To go with Miko's sad thread, I'm freaking! Read more...
Help. I'm sad. I'm very sad too and I have huge logistical problems that I can't sort out. It's all like a terrible math problem. Help. Read more...
I'm sad. Read more...
mischief radio in 3 minutes... - morning coffee -
"You're welcome here, but remember not to stone, burn or circumcise your women" , Canadian town of 1,300 reminds its single immigrant family.
Look! Corndogs! (semi-related to IRC discussions about dogs and sausages)
Best-ever global warming theory: Maybe the earth was cold, and humans were consciously evolved by a 'Gaia' force to warm the globe.

30 January 2007

I need virtual hugs. Pretty please. Read more...
Somebody posted a neurology question last week. I have an answerRead more...
What. the. fuck.
Mr. Rangel?
Ginger Ale Recipe V2 Here's a recipe I've done a couple times. It makes a great ginger ale:Read more...
How *do* they do it? Domain squatters suck. Read more...
What are you carrying? Read more...
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i have been watching charmed Read more...
Update on the grandbun and my folks Well, we made the visit today...Read more...
Help me rub the lotion on my skin so I don't get the hose again. The winter cold is drying out my skin and making me itch, and so, for the first time, I must make the distinctly unmanful purchase of "moisturizing lotion." Read more...
Naked Harry Potter -- New semi-naked promo-shots of Daniel Radcliffe, appearing in a revival of Peter Shaffer's play Equus have some Potter fans concerned, while others are impressed.
Photo Friday Theme for This Week: Let's try something new. When we're done, we'll have a whole string of photos that are similar yet different. Inspired by rainbaby's photo from last week, show us your legs and/or feet, with anything else you want in the background (or foreground or anywhere.) Sound fun?
The Readers Strike Back. Salon article about the journalistic revolution occurring because of online feedback. I think, though, in many ways, it applies to online discussion in general. Read more...
I'm addicted to this raw saw palmetto honey I bought the other day. It's so delicious! I put it in my tea and I eat it out the jar. (It's the only sugar I eat, back off). Anyone else have current food addictions? I'm looking to expand.
Anyone ever used TaxACT? I have always used Taxcut, butRead more...
Stupid question about routers & security I apologise in advance. I know many people here simply cannot understand the technologically illiterate, but I promise I've googled and can't get a straight answer.
My router has 64-bit encryption enabled by default. Simply put, does that mean that any of the machines at home running off it cannot be " seen" from outside?
I Am Engaged! Read more...
So, I have to ask... Am I the only one who's completely skeeved out by NBC's ongoing fascination with internet predators?Read more...
Heroes fans, step into my office I always have this feeling... (spoilers could end up inside) Read more...
mischief radio in 3 minutes... - instrumentals -
I think this is the sleaziest music video I've ever seen, and possibly also the worst lip-syncing ever. The dude makes me want to cut my eyes out. That's why I'm sharing it with you! Yeah, bébi, yeah, bébi. Uh, uh, uh.
Prince is performing at the Super bowl this year, and I am SO psyched. I know it'll be great no matter what songs he decides to play, but in my wicked little heart I like to think of all the songs he's got that would make the Janet Jackson incident look like a glimpse of ankle. Here are nine naughty songs I know we won't hear this weekend...Read more...
Radio Test Drive... About a half hour of rocklike objects.
Dense theoretical nugget of interestingness Marcuse on "Repressive Tolerance." It's long and dense and better than writing the thing I should be writing right now.
This is so wrong, on so many levels.
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I am so lucky that whatever my worries are right now (and they do loom large at the moment), the support of dear friends, a good Nina Simone album, a glass or two of decent wine, and a hot bath can send them away for a while. For that I give thanks. How do you deal with your worries?
Being hot and sweaty and uncomfortable sucks unless Read more...
Ugh, stupid question, but what's fresh granular baker's yeast? I want to try making some ginger ale.
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Have you ever rented a short-term flat in Berlin? Who did you go through?Read more...
Iggy and the Stooges will be in concert Friday, Oct. 5, and Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Michigan Palace, Bagley at Grand River, downtown, with White Witch and Public Foot Roman. Tickets $5
I Revere Cannibals. With a rare appearance by me! (for what that's worth) Paging mudpuppie.
I like: giant boulders, moss, ferns, spiders, and forests.
So here's a fern pretending to be a spider on a giant mossy boulder in the forest.

29 January 2007

AskMecha: What kinds of calls can I expect as a Dell Customer Service Representative?
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I'm scared! I am about to get my first set of contact lenses and I'm scared.Read more...
post by: dg at: 18:35 | 25 comments
UK "get a Mac" ads with Mitchell and Webb Huzzah! Apparently most are remakes of the American ads, apart from a couple of new ones: "Tentacle" and "Office at home"
Metachat DJs: Read this, yo. Read more...
I miss you Read more...
Cheese Audit! What cheese do you have? Read more...
DC/MD/VA meetup! Anyone interested?
Is this thing on? Because a couple of people asked for a replay, here's my radio set from yesterday but now with more stuff at the end.
Toward Silence. The intense repose of Toru Takemitsu.
Mr. Bento! Have all the bunnies seen this? I think it's one of the coolest thing ever! So cool I think I might want one. I'm sorry if this has been posted before.
OMG! Bunny! Everyone else has had more sex than me.
Great moments in music history: When J.S. Bach was 20, he got in a heated argument with a fellow student, and he ended up pulling a knife on the guy. The fight started when Bach called his colleague a Zippelfaggotist, or "a bassoonist who produces a sound like a nanny-goat".
AskMecha: how big a fasion sin are high waters? I have a pair of corduroys that I really like, but they're about an inch or two too short. They're comfy and still in good shape ... am I dork? Read more...
Emcee Squared-ers, what did you think? I just wondered what your feedback is on working on the new Emcee². Read more...
One of the cooler photos I have seen on flickr. Taken by Sonja, one of my early contacts at flickr, someone I added because I really like her photos sometimes. Also, she has freaky beautiful eyes. And seems to be into some form of death metal.
Need a laugh? Click on this youtube link, (SFW) currently playing on Metafilter Blue At about 1.47 watch (& listen) to the guy in the middle. If it doesn't bring a smile, you're not of this world!
A promo of Tangerine Dream's upcoming album "Madcaps Flaming Duty" with song excerpts and an interview with Edgar Froese. With lyrics?!
I'm using InDesign! It is not doing what I want it to do.Read more...
Things I Used To Do. Jimi, Johnny, Stephen, and Dallas, just jammin at the Record Plant in 69.
Jazz for a Cold Winter Night If, that is, I understood the Radio Mecha directions mudpuppie kindly provided. If not, please to chime in here with dissatisfactions.
Um, I think I've had it with 'um.' Read more...

28 January 2007

Tone Loq Radio Some new stuff coming up. Less bleepy, more world/exp.
Tell me something Funny, Quirky, Strange, Unique about yourself?
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Pink Floyd: High Hopes I'd like to be one of those arty people who can watch this kind of video and immediately have an opinion about what it means. Read more...
What do you call those stringy things when you peel a banana?
Anyone watching the "Grease" reality show on NBC? Thoughts?Read more...
Paxilback [youtube parody]
David Bowie! And.... Cher? (YouTube) Utterly bizarre. Just... yeeesh.
Bunny! OMG! Anyone seen this? Music by Tom Waits...
Radio MeCha is now playing this week's Mixsion Impossible submissions.Read more...
I'm rich! I just took my piggy bank (filled with dimes, nickels and pennies; I save the quarters for laundry) to the bank to be counted and I got $34! Drinks are on me!
What did you have for breakfast? Read more...
Radio TDF Is this thing on? A short 5 song set to see what this radio thing's all about
WHAT THE FUCK (video contains cruelty to an animal)Read more...
You're in a TV show... Read more...
BP Radio Starting now, and ending later on.

27 January 2007

Sutro Tower. I love antennae, and any kind of wire or girder tower, so I can't believe I've never seen this in person when in SF.
I don't feel good! Read more...
I'm going to see Dosh tonight and I'm stoked about it! Read more...
AskMecha for Blogger bunnies about the New Blogger. Read more...
HOLY SHIT! A tree just fell down across the street, and if had been about 18" taller, it would have come through my kitchen window! Read more...
What happened to this new Gmail feature that was supposed to roll out? If I remember correctly, sometime in December Google announced they were rolling out the ability to use Gmail to check other POP3 accounts (instead of the current way which allows you to forward a POP3 account to Gmail, and respond as that email within).Read more...
Paging Matteo. Ladri di biciclette: In college I was told that this can mean either Bicycle Thief or Bicycle Thieves in Italian. Is this true?Read more...
Radio Mecha - Music Box I'm on the Radio Mecha, playing dub and reggae. Maybe later, I'll switch to something else. I'm also playing around with Podzilla and drinking iced green tea. If you've got a suggestion related to any of those activities, please let me know, either in #bunnies or in a comment.
Tampontification! Donate tampons to homeless shelters in your state by clicking.
How long should I wait for a confirmation email while setting up a Vox account?Read more...
Notes on my day so far... Add your day-so-far notes, too! Read more...
well I won. I am so hung over. and now I have to go to town and do a stop the war stall. ugh.
I just made a mailing list in gmail and so I thought I'd share how, in case you might find it handy. Read more...
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An Interesting contradiction: One the one hand, pharmacists who refuse to hand out contraceptive meds; one the other hand, cabbies who refuse to transport alcohol or dogs.Read more...
Drunken Karaoke Revolution: The greatest thing ever. That is all.
Send me dead flowers and I won't forget to put roses on your grave.
Yor favourite Fruit?? Read more...

26 January 2007

Is Gmail really evil ?? 'cuz I think all online e-mails, and e-mail in general, are about the same. If you want privacy, don't send it in an e-mail. (An OLD topic revisited.)
Calling all neurologists... Can anyone who is an MD, preferably a neurosurgeon, explain this in plain English?Read more...
In 1603, Tomás Luis de Victoria penned a Requiem Mass featuring traditional Gregorian chants from the Graduale Romanum. In 1947, Maurice Duruflé based a Requiem Mass on the same set of chants.Read more...
Bunny Project Update Everybody who wants in on the bunny exchange: Please send me an email with your mailing address, and I'll divide you up into groups in the same manner as SisterHavana's card exchange. Read more...
Why I gotta hit Preview first? I'm a headstrong, headlong, don't-look-twicer. Can we have a no-preview Post button?
This guy is, apparently, an aspiring rap impresario, and he just left a bunch of flyers in my library. If you don't want to visit his MySpace page, you can also listen to one of his songs here.

While I'm at it, here are some other local rap links.
post by: box at: 18:15 | 1 comment
wikilicious! From this to this the National Institute on Drug Abuse (part of the NIH) decided that the less you know about them, the better.
WHAT THE FUCK (story contains cruelty to an animal)
I got the job! Read more...
Know what's weird? Read more...
FFXII - did you play it? Read more...
My moral compass has no Magnetic North and I want a cigarette.
The Pogues are touring So the Pogues (with Shane MacGowan!!)are going to be in Chicago March 5 and 6. Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning, but I'm afraid they're going to sell out. Read more...
VEER Awhile ago I asked about web/graphic design shirts and swag. I found this site just now.
Askmecha: What was the new website Stephen Colbert mentioned on Wednesday?
It is Friday. Treat yourself to an Aristocratic title I'm actually too embarrassed to link to mine but just to say it is SFW
BOSTON MEETUP IS GO FOR DEPLOY See you at Super88 tonight at 6:30! Read more...
What Am I Not Getting? Help me figure something out. Read more...
Mixsion Impossible: Week One. The assignment was: The Perfect Driving Mix. Read more...
NYC-Filter: A Circling of the Wagons jonmc just got fired today and will be at Antarctica after 5 pm if you want to buy him a drink and commiserate.Read more...
Y'all keep mygothlaundry in your thoughts today. According to her blog, she had to go to Baltimore last night to see a sick and dying friend, and will be gone a few days.Read more...
Three Point Status Report Read more...
Ron "Hedgehog" Jeremy has a Flickr account. (I swear I wasn't looking for him). If you're feeling generous, buy him a Pro account.
Many Eyes. You sharpies may have already seen this site but it's sucked up a lot of my time the last couple of days. You can create your own visualizations from existing or your uploaded data sets. I'd like to do this with some of the creative problem solving sessions I've done - it could show some cool stuff.
At last! Skywhales. I saw this on Channel 4 in the early 80s, and have been looking for it ever since. Awesome.
26 Jan '07 Photo Friday--Photos w/ No Theme Whatsoever ;-)
Automotive question for bunnies Read more...
Mod_hat. Tip o' the cap to your new moderator! Yay! arse_hat will be helping us out on the site from now on. Read more...
The current sidebar art has been brought to you by.... Shane, loquacious, and me3dia on the left, and a bit of simple collage I made with getoffmylawn's bunny-project bunny over on the right.
A question about Exclamation marks? Read more...
Classy classy bright'n brassy: This'll be all over the internet in a matter of days - if it's not already - but get it here first: link to life-affirming content of parisexposed.com follows.Read more...
Vox Users I've added a Metachat group to Vox in case anyone is interested in such a thing.
That's just RUDE! : Inspired by this AskMe, let's bitch and moan about things that are REALLY rude. I'll start.Read more...
Woman. Evil. Devil. Witchy.
Fireworks Display on Lake Union - Saturday, January 27th Possibly Of interest to Tacomans, Seattlites and your little internet audience, too.Read more...

25 January 2007

You're missing all this by not being in IRC Read more...
Did anybody else take the Online Jeopardy! Contestant Quiz this week? And did anybody else realize that they have become a complete idiot? Read more...
Do we have a fo toe fired eh subject this week?
Radio mudpuppie. Short -- just an hour or so. Rebroadcast from yesterday.
You know those forwarded email questionnaires you get from your friends that ask you about 20 questions about yourself? Anyone have a cool (cool being a relative term) one to share? I know we've done them here before, but I can't find one.
[citation needed] Marie Antoinette also received a personal wedding gift from King Regis, a diamond-encrusted Mercedes... The ceremony was followed by a formal dinner during which it is said that Regis Philbin ate an enormous amount. When the king told him to eat less, the Dauphin replied "Why? I always sleep better when I have a full bladder!" [citation needed]
Say Awwww ...at the baby polar bear born at the Berlin Zoo.
Part two for this... Y'all ain't gonna believe THIS.Read more...
Tomorrow, I go into battle. It is a battle of words, in front of people. Some of whom are quite treacherous. I must look cute tomorrow! Cute, yet dignified. What should I wear?Read more...
ˇˇˇGOURANGA!!! I bought a ticket to the states. One-way! I just got the date of my visa interview, and it should really be a formality. After that, I'll be marrying the nice lady I met in the now-defunct MetaFilter IRC channel. A new life awaits for the generic one!
They want me to learn ASP.NET. Should I bother? Read more...
Oh Bleep - A censor gets a wee bit over-enthusiastic.
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emcee squared new update Read more...
After three dates, she suddenly went cold. I've always wondered what changed her mind; guess I'll never find out. Instead, tell me about a time you thought you really liked someone, then something suddenly changed your mind.Read more...
Ever wonder why don't we drink pig's milk? Because the technology of a 14 cup mechanized milking machine that can milk a pig in 15 seconds is not available to pork producers.
Snapping out of it Read more...
Racism is from the lowest pit of Hell. That is all.
This is a quiet whining thread. But don't do it all in small, or taz's eyes will get tired.

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Bunny! OMG! Bunnies rescued!
GE's imagination3: I'm having trouble doing collaborative drawing with this tool. I've tried it with FF and IE, and upgraded my flash player to v7 but still no luck. Is the server just overloaded?
OMG, I got my client into the Wall Street Journal! Sorry, I need to boast a little. This is one of those holy grail type placements for us PR folks.
"Any student [...] certainly should learn about curare." Death from curare is caused by asphyxia, because the skeletal muscles become relaxed and then paralyzed. However, the poison only works in the blood; poisoned animals have no harmful effects on humans if ingested (orally). Economic botany @ the UCLA Botanical Garden.
Places I'm daydreaming about moving. Tell me why I should daydream about moving to where you live.
Donnie Davies thanks the blogosphere for all the publicity over his music video. He was hurt by the comments about his appearance, though. Read more...
Director Of Programmes for Channel 4 is the love child of David Caruso and William H Macy.
What’s the coolest thing you’ve done recently, or ever, in your life?? Read more...
Huh? Wha?
Yes, it's some Bunny! OMG! after the madness that was yesterday.
SpaceShipOne photos. Found these on my drive and I figured I should finally upload them.
Moroccan preserved lemons rock! At the beginning of December I made up a batch of preserved lemons.
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Why do I seem to stumble on this stuff? My only post to the blue was about skin diseases. Now this. (cadavers inside)

24 January 2007

Hmmm. *looks around furtively, drags a case of Midol into the thread, commences handing it out briskly*
Top Chef? BULLPLOP! (Spoilers inside!)Read more...
Coachella — Presale delivered to my email inbox.
To all you music lovers, thought I'd pass this along.
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I lost my clip board. This sucks.Read more...
I am so sorry that people are angry at each other Read more...
Have you ever served on a jury? I've been called once. The case was plea-bargained so we were sent home. Read more...
Hots for the Smarts. I sure wish Richard Thompson would record this...
Point and counterpoint I'd like to talk about extremes for a moment, if you don't mind.Read more...
Update on the printing problem I had over the weekend- the bunnies (specifically doctor_negative) solved it, and tonight I am finally able to print what I was trying to.Read more...
This is a completely normal and rather boring thread...
Metachat's new format looks like my very '70s tarot deck
No, I Owe a Sincere Apology....to Hugh Janus I would prefer he return to the fold here,
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Ask MeCha I found a yoga instructor who will work around my wrist RSI, but she charges Ł9/class, or Ł7 if I buy 10 weeks worth of classes in advance. Does this seem like too much to you?Read more...
widdly widdly widdle widdle Swiped from BoingBoing: videos of "the 20 greatest guitar solos". I always loved the solo in Mercury Rev's "The Funny Bird" for its simplicity but awesome coolness. What else is missing from this list? (note: no one mention Yngwie!)
MetaChat, due to the way things have changed for both of us lately, I think I may be leaving you for awhile. Read more...
Chapi Chapo (intro) They used to run these quirky French claymation shorts on the Nickelodeon show Pinwheel. As a kid, I never knew what the hell they were, but I couldn't get enough of them. Read more...
Meanwhile in the real world ... Read more...
BP Radio A short, mellow set for this grey January afternoon.
Paypal frustration- help! Read more...
Hilarious Religious Kitsch And you can punch it and it will fall over, yet spring back, ha ha! Also, play hit the cross! Or, how about a lollipop? Jellybeans?I know, I've done Oriental Trading Company before but I just can never resist. They're so. . so. . so. Just so.
I was thinking about how I missed you guys. But then I started thinking about how I might just miss being around all the time, and going back and forth with the folks who were here when. No reflection on anyone here, just a reflection. I just don't feel the pulse anymore. I think I'm going to walk down to the Battery and look at the water. Stay well. I expect I'll be gone a long time.
I'm having a laser tag birthday! My 30th birthday is coming up. We are renting out the local laser tag place. The thought of 30something 30somethings running around a dark warehouse playing laser tag has me just giddy with excitement. However, there is a dilemma.Read more...
Paging croctommy for librarian chat. Read more...
OMG!! London and the unending real estate bubble!! How do you bunnies across the pond do it??
So, what should I have for lunch? Clearly, I'm bored.)Read more...
Freemasons pay cheeky homage to Michel Gondry and Daft Punk in a perhaps not quite safe for work video.
OMG Pharaoh Hounds! These paintings and drawings may seem slightly fantasticalRead more...
OMG Really Big Cat! I love how the veterinary assistant is very cheerful, while the cat looks very surly.
OMG ween live from 1991! all hail the boognish...
'The Death of Mr. Lazarescu', said the film's young director, "speaks about a world ... in which a man whose most basic need for help is absurdly ignored by all around him." It had a brief run in US theatres last year, and the Oscars, as they should, have of course forgotten poor Mr. Lazarescu, that most un-Californian of men: but if you live in New York, here's your chance to see it in a theatre. Here's instead the DVD.
The Superchunk Solution Read more...
"Spend enough time with this box, and it just might turn you into a closet goth." Actually, reading this review of this AMAZING-sounding box set reminds me that I've been a closet goth* for almost a quarter century. Read more...
So how clever are you? (clearly I'm bored...) Below are four ( 4) questions and a bonus question. You have to answer them instantly. You can't take your time, answer all of them immediately . OK? Read more...
How much does the iPod nano cost. I've always assumed that stuff in the UK costs more than anywhere else in the world, but this paints a slightly different picture...Read more...
Three Point Status Update 1) I just ate a delicious piece of Seriously Strong cheddar that was so dry and well-aged that it creaked beneath my teeth!
2) I have a bunch of Stop The War emails to send out today, and miscellaneous other political crap. My brain requires coffee first, perhaps?
3) Still unemployed - evidently I am not to look for work until the better half gets a job, for logistical reasons. Fine by me!
Insomnia —this is what getting 3 hours of sleep in 48 hours will do to you…Read more...
If anybody wants me, I'll be in time-out with my hubby. Read more...
AskMecha. IRC sluggishness. Read more...
Removing old wallpaper starts off fun but descends into suckatude quickly. Read more...

23 January 2007

Horrifying Music Video. Can this possibly be for real?
Post-State-of-the-Union hangover? It's a two-fer. Bunnies and Botticelli.

Also, the Slashnet page is broken. Despite appearances, Ikkyu2 hasn't been in there all by his lonesome all day. The place is fairly hopping.
Mums the word but... A slight brag session. My wife just finished the cover artwork for Low's new album, out in a few months. She has nothing to do with layout so we'll see how it actually looks post-production. But, it's a pretty neat thing to have happened for edgeways productions LLC
It's alive! After I dumped water on it, my laptop still works!! I can now go back to my emcee square. Whee!
Boston Meetup, try again? This Friday, the 26th. Read more...
Six hours of Melanie bearing your banner or shouting your slogan will set you back 145 euros.
I've long maintained that street protest is a form of public masturbation, so I'm not sure what to make of this.
I got a callback! Read more...
Planning a wedding is irritating. Read more...
AskMecha: Photoshop on a new Mac Mini? Read more...
Here thar be pirates! (100 of them, in fact.)
The Bible Says. Please tell me this is a joke!
I have a phone interview in a little over an hour. Should I be doing anything? I feel like I should be frantically... doing something.
Make pretty pictures with dumpr's "Amazing Circles.
I'm drunk at work and it's quite possibly the greatest thing ever.Read more...
Faith-based murders? Hey, the recent case of Lashaun Harris made me think of this, but I've blown my AskMe (a week and three hours until the next one).

I seem to remember some other God-told-me-to-kill-my-kid stuff, but I can't seem to turn it up on google. Anyone got any recollection of other cases like this? Aside from Abraham?
Damn, it's cold here. Read more...
Man, you know it's chilly when your vodka freezes. Does any one a) know what language the Cyrillic is and b)can provide a translation? I'd like to know where these guys were.
You Don't Say. He is a bit paranoid and believes the government is persecuting him, "but this does not appear to be delusional", wrote one of doctors who examined the alleged al Qaeda operative.
A Closer Look at the iPhone - uploaded to youtube by CBS.
Man, you know it's chilly when your vodka freezes. Does any one a) know what language the Cyrillic is and b)can provide a translation? I'd like to know where these guys were.
Much better than the other Waterworld.
It's really cold in here today. Plus, yesterday morning, I got a call on my cell phone from a car dealership telling me that they're worried because I haven't been in for scheduled mainetnance. I don't own a car. Maybe they just want to put me on the lift and lube my chassis.
The photo alongside this article is absolutely amazing. (SFW) The article doesn't explain the mask that the guy is wearing, but wow, that's a strange and eerie pic.
Did a bunny eat my post?? Read more...
Pre-emptive strike for future IRC action Looks like a fun bunch in there tonight, but Read more...
OMIGOD!!!!!! CROWDED HOUSE is reuniting! And they'll be playing here in SoCal in a few months at Coachella! I have just spent the past 20 minutes running around my house screaming.
Stoopid n00b iTunes help? I often put songs onto my hand-me-down iPod then delete them off the hardrive (and off of iTunes library). Is there any way to put them back on so I can (quickly and easily) burn a mix CD? Sorry if this is a totally idiot question.
What is it about these photos that's so mesmerizing? I mean, it's just an old Danish orgy with blindfolded hippies. Read more...
It's a me3dia sighting! Second blurb down. This is from Chicago Magazine. Congrats! : )
Pan's Labyrinth Holy crap. See it. Now. Read more...

22 January 2007

Are you disgruntled because someone munged your mojo? I just discovered the hellacool The Mavens' Word of the Day sadly not updated for 6 years.
Broadcasting soon. 10 print "Computer and videogame music."
Kung Fu Bunnies (probably redux) This is the only thing that could make me feel better after Pip's student's story.
Public Radio Strikes Out Has anyone heard this show? It's been on my affiliate for a few weeks, and I've been listening to give it a chance.Read more...
Something disturbing... Read more...
This must be why I had such a lousy day. Went to the doc to get stitches removed by a capable if brusque nurse, then came home to sectarian bullshit.Read more...
Ask MeCha: Is there a word in a foreign language for something that is at once both a blessing and a curse?
Family Reunion, Internet Style Awhile back, I found someone on Facebook with the exact same name as my sister.Read more...
A Cautionary Tale about Sewers, Roots, and Gurgling Toilets (very long) If you own a home and do a lot of the maintenance on it yourself, you may find the enclosed story marginally interesting. Others, move on by, nothing here to see. It started withRead more...
Blue Monday -- today has been classified as the most depressing, unhappiest, miserable day of the year. I'm "blue" today. How about you?

Welcome to teh Internets!!! 18-year-old marine who is actually a married 47-year factory worker kills 22-year coworker over 18-year-old teenager who is actually the 40-something mother of said teenager.

Now... let's go back to discussing the dating service on MeCha.
beat mixing in the kitchen I hope he washes those bowls after he spits all over them!
Free toys! These are neat.
Which RSS reader do you use and why? I'm a neophyte on this topic - up until a minute ago, I didn't know that there was more than one kind. Please enlighten me Mecha.
A nice rockin' tune for you.. I've just been bopping round my tiny kitchen to this as I cooked dinner.
I know nothing about domain names. Please hope me.Read more...
Smoke Signals For those of you on the quit, and others who just like good radio, here's a little audio nicotine break. Read more...
post by: Miko at: 12:35 | 1 comment
I have a weird, twisted admiration for Hardees. In a world where all these fast food restaurants are trying to offer "healthy" menu items, Hardees has gone in exactly the opposite direction. It's almost like they're saying "Eff that. We're a fast food joint and we're not going to apologize for it. Have some meat."Read more...
This has brightened my morning.
UPS vs. The Postal Service So, watching the playoffs over the past couple of weekends, I've noticed this UPS ad that uses "Such Great Heights" by The Postal Service as its music. Do you think it's an intentional f*you?
My 2007 theme song (YouTube fan edit) and/or YouSendIt.
"If I Can Dream" by the coolest American of the 20th Century.
I love you all.
I have to share my dreaded 40th birthday with the sorry-ass President's sorry-ass State of the Union speech, but I'm looking to knock one out of the park this year, so I can't be discouraged by negative people.
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OMG Bunnies ! . . . has been reprinted! Would you please also request that they reprint this so I can buy one?
;-)
Love is a klutzfield This story may be too much information, but it is pretty funny.... Read more...
Growing up vs. Grown up Read more...
Bunny-head withdrawal??? Read more...
Dictionary of Yorkshire medical terms. The Doncaster Primary Care Trust's site has published a a "Glossary of Yorkshire Medical Terms" which is, frankly, childishly hilarious. And possibly NSFW.
Car rental help please? (SF Bay Area) Is there a way to rent specific cars to try them out? Read more...
Self-linking: Tale-A-Week So part of my new year's resolutions (and boy do I have a pile of them) is to write *something* and publish it to my blog every Sunday night.Read more...

21 January 2007

Watch that first step, dude. "somehow fell through the window" I believe the technical term is shitfaced.
Hometown Democrat, Part IV Being the final installment in Garrison Keillor's 4 disc commentary set.
For those who missed them, here are parts 1, 2, and 3.
OHMYGODFINALLY!!!! Colts to the Super Bowl! Read more...
Hey, Bulldog The Fab Four in the studio. The last 45 seconds or so are my favorite part, with John and Paul acting all geeky on the mic.
Why is Alterslash.org broken? It hasn't updated since the 12th. I emailed the guy, but got no reply. Is there anything else similar?
mischief radio in 3 minutes...
Anyone know this song? What's that song in the target commercial, the one where they say "gotta get it" in it?
Squash my doubts. Tell me that, in the end, we'll know there was a reason for all this. We'll cry when something shows us all the lives we've touched. We'll laugh and sing and learn that there was meaning even to the time we wasted just drinking and sleeping and struggling from day to day, feeling we accomplished nothing, NOTHING, in the face of so much Life in need.

Or Fuck it. Just tell me a good joke if you have one?
What?! Requests for specific mp3's is a no-no? Since when? I'm tres confused!
Ask MeCha: I need Photoshop help! Trying to print a large image which should fit on a piece of standard paper, but it keeps coming out squashed. Read more...
Who's watching football today? Read more...
Is anyone in the mood for a bit of a chat?? On Yahoo Messenger?
Today is the 70th anniversary of the first performance of Bartók's Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celeste (I, II, III, IV).
Old emcees have all been moved to this server, and the contents page updated. Yay! (I've also added it to the left sidebar.)
post by: taz at: 10:09 | 5 comments
Is anyone else excited about the new Battlestar Galactica tonight? Or, y'know, as excited as my friend Laura and I are.
Dating Is Hell...Scenario Read more...
Looking for a volunteer to organize a Photo Friday page on the wiki. You'll need to go back and find links to all the photo friday posts from the beginning, which is not as simple as it seems, since the spellings are often playful. It would also be great (but not essential) if this volunteer would also keep the page updated by adding each new photo friday as they come along. Read more...
post by: taz at: 04:36 | 5 comments
I liked it so much, I started a flickr group. I've invited those of you on my contact lists to join in. I thought it really kicked ass, and you bunnies are smart enough to make it wicked fun. I think everyone should join and add photos.
Mission of Burma Update.... Parts and Labor--who I thought sounded a lot like the Undertones--and Oneida opened for them. As I said in the earlier post, I'm not really familiar with them, but something clicked when I saw the documentary. I have a thing about being crowded, which is why I was up in the balcony...gaspode and Mr.g (who is the person to ask for complete details) came up to say hi, but then went back downstairs for the full immersion.

I checked my coat but had to go back outside into 20-ishF weather to wait in line to get it back.

Good concert!
Don'tcha just love it when you come home for a night out with your lovely husband and fire up some Mission of Burma and sit and rock out? I do.
Three cover songs from one of those girls I have never met but love. And an original from her Great Lakes Album.
Hello from Seattle! I'm here for the American Library Association Midwinter conference.Read more...

20 January 2007

My first broadcast in 5 4 3 ...
Ask MeCha I need some minor girl advice. Nothing major.Read more...
How do you like your desktop? I like mine smokey. And here I get all the smoke in any colour I want. Purdy!
Lipstick Thespian is now a Lipstick Playwright! Read more...
Hometown Democrat, Part III Being the third installment in Garrison Keillor's commentary on American politics.
Botticelli FEVER Read more...
post by: Miko at: 19:57 | 1 comment
Last night I dreamt that I created a website and it was a great success. Read more...
Weirdest piglet ever. But still full of porky goodness.
My local independent record shop closed today. It's been in my town for about 28 years and has been a major part of hundreds of people's lives.Read more...
I just had a heart attack TurboTax told me I owed over $4,000 in New York State tax. WTH!?!??! Turns out, I forget to enter the taxes I already paid in the income section. I was 2 seconds from curling up in a ball on the floor and sobbing.
Radio_Replica: '80s! Yes! Guilty pleasures, earworms, and good stuff (note that 'good' is a relative term). Some punk, New Romantic, and goth, a bit of Canadian Content. The playlist clocks in at just over 5 hours, you have no excuse. Starting at about 12:15 pm PST.
Na na na na na/.na na na nanana na na na na!/Na na na na na na! Read more...
Jan. 20, 2001 - George W Bush is sworn in as President of the United States.
Old lady does Mashup music , yep they're two QT kinda ads. But that don't mean they ain't funny.
Q re: Janis I have a question about Janis Joplin for the musical minds here at Metachat.Read more...
Fancy a pint? I feel like a drink. Anyone in London?
"Men have got an unspoken telepathy - whether they know each other or not, put a group of them together, always the same". Read more...
What are you good at?? Read more...
emcee squared update, editions 1 & 2: Read more...
Caption Game. Come up with a caption for this photograph. Post it here or on flickr or both. Whatever turns your crank.
I'm talking to myself in IRC. Anyone wanna listen in? Or perchance chat a little?
Global politics in 30 17 seconds [not exactly SFW]

19 January 2007

Radio Mecha - Music Box I'm on the Radio Mecha. First some soul/funk, then I don't know what. Please listen, if you're so inclined.
post by: box at: 22:12 | 2 comments
Cathedral An incredible, dialogue-less animated short that reminds me of some of the short stories I used to see in Heavy Metal magazine. (For you non-animation fans: HM wasn't about the style of music called heavy metal.)
Check out K-Fed's skillz as he freestyles for this Nationwide Insurance commercial.
Get an extra $30.00 (+/-) back on your 2006 taxes Read more...
Mixsion Impossible Read more...
What's Swirling in Your Head? Read more...
Mac ad question I saw a Mac ad last night that I don't get. Would someone please explain it to me?Read more...
BP Radio playing now! Just a short afternoon set to try out the new radio setup.
I Botticelli you! Thinking of a person whose last name begins with H.Read more...
I don't know why I did this. I agreed to do a freelance Valentine's Day gift roundup, and it's turning out to be more work than I anticipated.Read more...
Stranger Than Fiction I have an idea for a new blog. It's the last thing I should be spending time on right now, given that I have a house to reno, a novel to finish, and another blog to get up to speed, but... I thought I'd like to run the idea by you all anyway. Read more...
w00t! We have a Wii! The interface is really awesome.

zelda time!
GAMURZ! Check out this amazing list of online games and addictive puzzles! I mentioned this in Specklet's thread yesterday (the one about the Tower Defense game) but it deserves its own post. Bookmark it! And if anyone wants to start a collab game (there are a bunch), give a holler.
Hometown Democrat, Part II The second installment in Garrison Keillor's political commentary compilation.
More to come...
"You smell a bit, like long-forgotten cheese." "Even Paris Hilton could outwit you."
Yes, this is an iambic pentameter insult thread.
Do you lack artistic talent? We are now hiring two people who lack artistic talent, but want to show off their work to MetaChat. (emcee team 2, now for non-artists)
AskMeCha: My Gmail Notifier isn't working. "Cannot read your messages (bad data, 6)." Yet I can go to my account and read messages myself just fine. Is something wrong with my copy of Gmail Notifier, or with the world?
I have just eaten ... Read more...
Taz is a flibbertigibbet. Not really, but my filing cabinet is in my head, and the drawers do seem get stuck sometimes. Here's where I'm going to list the things I need to tend to on mecha, so I have a record. If you want to tack on a request, be my guest. No really, my guest. Sit down, take a load off. Here, have a drink and and a sandwich. Read more...
Re Photo Friday today, youngergirl44 says, "Since we scanned things last week, how about drawing something in Paint or whatever..." Shall we go for it?
musicovery.com The interface on this web-radio site is kinda strange, but I like it.Read more...
Wha? Please to offer your theories? In this askme, a job applicant mentions that a company he or she interviewed with remarked that "they like to interview people a lot because the nature of their business, interviews expose prospective clients to their business." Wtf? Read more...
Hm, so it seems that that Women's Libido Increases With Age thing is true. Hm, hm.
Probably stupid computer question here Read more...
Why I like Faithless. "War infects all our lives; recently it feels that this has increasingly become 'our way of life'". faithless:wikiRead more...
mudpuppie got rootkitted?
Demo version of Blur's forthcoming single leaked onto the internet.
Ever shop at Winners, HomeSense, TJMaxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, TKMaxx or AJWright? Take a close look at your credit card bills from the holidays. This happened in Oct/Nov but they just got around to telling us about it.
IRC needs YOU! Because no one is talking to *me*.

18 January 2007

Alphabetical Wendell Wadio in process... I've been going for over an hour and I'm on "C"... I may collapse before HIJ...
Hometown Democrat Here's the first installment in Garrison Keillor's four disc set, wherein he explains "why I'm a Democrat." When all else fails, his voice reminds me that there's something good about my country. I'll be posting the rest later, so stay tuned.
Finding your pre-school evaluation in your mother's old papers - priceless. Read more...
Bunnies! OMG! First bunny omg post on the new interface.

Do not ban me.
I've just made a breakthrough. AskMe has helped me discover my number one all time cornily romantic marriage proposal.Read more...
Suggestion for Photo Friday tomorrow: Since we scanned things last week, how about drawing something in Paint or whatever for tomorrow?
Why don't planes have airbags? I'm too lazy to search right now, and it's almost beer o'clock. I'll buy for the best answer.
Let's play Botticelli! II Let's do it again. Who'd like to pick somebody?
It's FINALLY snowing in New York! Way to be behind the rest of the country, NYC
I just made a mix-CD and I'm especially proud of it...Read more...
European MetaChatters: Are you currently riding out the apocalypse?
AskMecha - I'm depressed and take Effexor.Read more...
Let's play Botticelli. I'm thinking of a person whose last name starts with D.
An olide but a goodie. Test Your gaydar. I got 50%. Companion test: The Gay-O-Meter. (23%) What does it all mean? A way to kill a lunch hour.
Aw man! He'll Always Have Paris.
Stunning aerial views of Africa This pic in particular, of a shipwreck from 1909, is just incredible.
Because I am an idiot, I went for a walk this lunchtime. Read more...
Ask Mecha Computer Help My old computer at home crashes & dies a little more every day. Lately, it shuts itself off whenever you ask it to do something that requires thought; I sympathize, for I also do this, yet I need it to work. Help! Read more...
How many of us are New Yorkers and writers, or aspiring writers?Read more...
emcee squared? Be very afraid. Kinky stuff inside... Read more...
more radio testing. I'm playing tunes from frisbee girl's "We are Going to be Friends" mix cd.
Finally. Finally.
The new look! Read all about it inside... Read more...
EEEK WHAT HAPPENED TO METACHAT????????????? ????????????????????
Shake shake, shake it like a rattlesnake... Stayin' up late, doing the rattlesnake shake!Read more...
Hmm. Am I back? I haven't decided. And I imagine my absence went largely unnoticed anyway. I was never very prolific to begin with.
For those of us who can't make the pending Boston meetup, I'd like to propose a meetup either Friday night, the 26th or Saturday the 27th. Wimpdork will be in attendance, as she is coming to this coast!Read more...

17 January 2007

What's the most annoying thing, besides this question? Read more...
Goodbye Mr. Pigfield. Our guinea pig joined the choir invisible tonight, sometime during American Idol.Read more...
Why is it so hard for some people to understand not wanting kids? Read more...
I can't car any more. I took some notes, only a couple hundred photos, and walked a few miles at Detroit's 100th anniversary auto show.Read more...
Lessons For New Parents, Part I: If your child hasn't dirtied his diaper in a bit, be hesitant before rubbing his bottom too vigorously during a wet diaper change. If you do, he may unleash a tubgirl-esque fountain of liquid poop across the room, splattering you, the changing pad, and the floor. And, while you frantically try and clean the poop, he will do what knows he how to do best: pee on you.
There's no place like home. That is all.
LOHAN ENTERS REHAB and I better get a boatload of points!
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD Read more...
LT Has His First Audition as a New Englandah! Read more...
Hearing Test! I can't hear anything above 13000 Hz, but I *think* I can sort of feel something around 14000. How about you?
I'm planning my vacation I just thought I would update you guys on my plans for my upcoming European vacation, since it's the main thing on my mind these days, aside from photography.Read more...
A question for the people in states who don't normally get much snow Read more...
Give the kid an 'A' for 'amagination'
AskMeCha: Firefox cursor mode Read more...
an angry response to relationship questions: (sorry) I apologize, but I have to vent this somewhere. The ever ongoing relationship questions in AskMe have me seriously wondering how the majority of the human population has ever managed to get together to reproduce. Read more...
This is who I'm reading right now. Just marvelous. I love discovering a new author. New to me, I mean, because what I like best are old dead authors.
Drama on the Set of Grey's Anatomy! As summarized by Perez. I can't believe they didn't fire Isaiah Washington back when all this originally happened; if they don't fire him now, they're just crazy.
I'm wearing a belly warmer today. Read more...
the books. is anyone here familiar with these guys? Read more...
My ex's favorite aunt died suddenly last night. Make sure the people close to you know how you feel about them today. And every other day.Read more...
It took me two hours and 45 minutes to get to work this morning, and I feel slightly insane because of it.Read more...
Has anybody ever used that two-part solution you pour on tabletops? Read more...
don't you hate it when college professors try to use outdated pop culture references during lectures? Read more...
This song makes me stoned - Maybe it's because that's the state I was in when I heard it for the first time. Maybe it's that weird base. All I know is I feel this beat physically, I'm all electric skin and erect nipples.. What songs do that to you?
Attention Mudpuppie Read more...
When was the last time you felt like you made a connection with someone… Read more...
Witness: the photography of James Nachtwey, photojournalist.

There are some amazing, powerful pics here.
I have this. And it's especially bad this morning. Darn winter.
cable phone and internet vs. DSL: help?Read more...
OMFG IDAHO SPUD WTF!? AAAAGH! Read more...
Helen Mirren holds her two Golden Globes. Hell. I've been wanting to do that since a friend worked with her in 1978...
I have a hypothesis That every person, gay or straight, male or female, has a secret song to which they have already choreographed a stripper's routine in their head. Read more...
i am pretty sure jonmc is on this law and order episode on USA right now

16 January 2007

Radio Mecha - Music Box : Night I'm on the Radio Mecha, playing songs with 'night' in their name.
post by: box at: 23:48 | 7 comments
Attention jonmc Read more...
Three front page mentions in one day?? What's with you people??Read more...
Dedicated to jonmc.... And the rest of us "working" stiffs.
New must-see TV! While watching my super sweet 16 (heh) tonight, I saw the previews for this show. It looks fantastic.
If you won the lottery and quit your job, what would you do with your days? Read more...
Ow! I chopped birds eye chillis ten minutes ago and just decided to rub my eye.

OW OW OW!
BETC EURO RSCG's march of the emperor as seen youtubiefied on metafilter. ancient really, I wrote about it last summer, I just figure that when those youtube links die, at least you guys can still find the film.
calling jonmc i'll just bet you have an mp3 of "Have I The Right" by the Honeycombs just sitting around somewhere waiting for quonsars ears to devour.
Let's make bunnies! Instructions included! Recently, I found some fantastic little bunnies on flickr, and their creator has made us a step-by-step tutorial so we can make our own! OMG!
Sammiches: diagonal cut or perpendicular bisect? Read more...
Oh how I LOATHE calling people on the phone! I have to call a surgeon to schedule a preliminary appointment. Read more...
Wii Sports helps you lose weight. This clinches it. I'm buying one.
I want a kiln so I can make cool plates. She gets to rummage about thrift shops for cool old ceramics and then she gets to paint things on them and sell them. I want to do that!
Turnip? Or not turnip? I'm cutting veggies for chicken stir-fry: onion, green pepper, red pepper, broccoli, zucchini. I've also got this turnip that's been languishing in the vegetable bin - do I throw him in as well? Or will that be ucky?
Goodbye, Walkman. The children will never understand.
jonmc's Not Gonna Like This The Gallery of the Absurd has a nightmare named The Rachel Ray Marketing Machine and then draws it to share with the rest of the world.
NZ couple plays mini golf to decide who gets to keep own name after wedding. I guess there are worse ways.
Hottest Toaster around Smooth looking toaster. Where can I buy it? I guess it's just a study though.
In the course of my workday, I just had to look at Rick Springfield's unclothed butt. And the day's just getting started.
OMG Snow! It's snowing in P-town! 2 inches or so in pi's hood! w00t!
I Am Wearing Fabulous New Boots Tell me about your footwear today.
I would call this TV show one of the influences that helped shape my personality as I was growing up. Read more...
An internal glass wall in our office has just exploded in spectacular fashion. Nobody was injured, but it was an amazing sight That is all.
"Eep. Op. Orp." What comes next?
Hey Redvixen, thanks for explaining all that. Read more...
My neighbor's door is ajar and it's after midnight ...

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15 January 2007

Radio Mecha - Music Box: White Rapper Show In honor of VH1's Ego Trip's White Rapper Show, I'm playing an hour of white rappers on the Radio Mecha.
post by: box at: 23:04 | 5 comments
Prashart This is the sketch/art blog of an extremely talented ex-classmate of mine, which I only discovered a few days ago. Check out his Flickr set as well.
AskDrMeCha Update Thanks to all the bunnies who helped me laugh away the tension when contemplating the cause of my recent 50 (!) day illness. The results are in...Read more...
Two hours left So, who's getting TBC at midnight? Anyone?Read more...
Shiny cars in Detroit... This will be my fifth year photographing the auto show in Detroit. I'll be there Wednesday when the floor opens, unless we get another ice storm.

I'm not clued into the car scene, so if you knows what's worth shooting this year (besides the reanimated Camaro), drop a comment. Is Chery or Geely on the floor anywhere? The cars least likely to appear in Road and Track tend to make the best photos.
Bunnies for you! A month or so ago, I posted a flickr link to some tiny stuffed bunnies. Well, I contacted their creator, and she offered to make us a tutorial!
Werewolf (A.K.A Mafia) is an excellent party game I have just discovered thanks to some nice London geeks. Highly recommended -- lots of talking, political intrigue, scheming, and sitting in a circle with your eyes closed making barnyard noises.Read more...
Check out how steadfastly they avoid acknowledging what you might call the essential fact about their merchandise.
Which Lego figurine are you? Normally, I eschew these goofy tests, but this one made me laugh several times.
This song is a hymn to sloth, my personal favorite of the seven deadly sins.
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Five Days into my new job and... Read more...
Hey loquacious, your parade just walked past my office. Apparently we do have a parade/march, because I just saw them marching up SW Broadway, about a minute ago. Read more...
trondant? I tried to send you an e-mail, no dice at the hotmail address. Read more...
10, 20, 30, 40. Read more...
Elbow is one of the UK's most over-looked groups. They're moderately successful in the UK and, I think, pretty-much unknown in most other places. Their albums can take a few spins to sink in, so don't expect instant "oooooh", but give 'em a go: here's one track each from their three albums
Can I get an 'Amen'? (Warning: Political.)
It is very serious here and I am bored. The rental car people don't get here for another 25 minutes. Have I told you that I love you?
You nuh VER suh tee Uh vuh MAHH suh CHOO sits PLEEEZ
My job is to watch the roast. Read more...
Did you know that two tablespoons of fresh parsley provide 150% of your recommended Vitamin K intake for the day? Read more...
I am obsessed with this site and can't stop rating moviesRead more...
News update: Assholes in Congress Replaced by Other Assholes So voters managed to squeak out this slimmest imaginable majority for the party marginally less responsible for fucking things up. What's the first thing this new Congress gets busy on? Fixing the Patriot Act? Investigating war profiteering? Establishing uniform verifiable voting standards? Nuh uh. Once again, they have met the enemy and he is us.
I Have A Dream... "I Have a Dreeeeaaam. I dream that one day Taye Diggs (or his earthly equivalent) will help me get my groove back. And Bring me cocktails while i lounge in the pool. And suck on my toes...(and other parts of my anatomy.)"

Happy Martin Luther King Day to you all!
Katinka Matson makes huge, beautiful images of flowers using a flatbed scanner. (I wish I could see one of the prints in person.)
BE MY FOOT I found something odd in my bedroom at Swan's End. Someone had carved the words "BE MY FOOT" deeply into the closet door frame. A friend of mine tried to convince me to leave it as it was as he thought it was cool. I didn't want to, although I did take a picture for posterity's sake. I thought at first I was stuck with it as planing down the door frame far enough to get rid of the letters would make it look terrible. Then I decided to see what some Polyfil could do. It took several applications and some time, but after being spackled, sanded and painted, the letters were gone. Now I'm just wondering why those words were carved there. Was it the name of someone's garage band? Was it a passionate love poem from a gallant foot fetishist? What could those words have meant?
Thankyou for the warm welcome, Richat, Lipstick thespian and others! Read more...
Opinions on thievery and bookplates requested: After confirming that one of my books 'moved out' of my apartment with an old roommate, I've decided to buy bookplates.Read more...
hurf durf naked cylon (quite NSFW) I know there are some Battlestar Galactica fans lurking...
Seattle - Weds J16 - 5:30pm - FX McRory's Steak Chop & Oyster House Read more...
What's your favorite Beatles album? Which one do you think is the best?
it is four thirty in the morning and i am still awake. Read more...
New Mega star wedding.

14 January 2007

god dammit mefi why you gotta be downRead more...
need help with no knead bread: i made it way early and forgot about it; now that i just checked on it, i realize i am totally out of flour. Can anything be done to salvage it as something else?Read more...
Help me, crafty/tinkering bunnies! Old broken slide projector - what can I do with it?Read more...
Lustmord for BP and others... carrying on off the Coil thread... Read more...
Google fails me, Portland people: MLK day parade info? Is there one in these parts? Y'all got the street for it. ;)
As much as I love cooking, cooking eventually leads to Read more...
Rome is about to start. Shh. Finally, something to look forward to on the tube again. Rome and Extras in the same night, who could ask for anything more?
"I hate to write reviews like this". William A. Vollmann on Anthony Swofford's first novel.
Radio goodnewsfortheinsane. Starts in five minutes.

Songs about London, Liverpool, Holland, Sao Paulo, and robots taking over the world.
I am so Farked (in a good way) I decided to waste some time this weekend practicing my image editing skills for my "PhotoSlop" daily thingy by entering Fark.com Photoshop Contests. (Link is to my site, in case you're the type who doesn't do Fark)Read more...
venison steaks smell awful while cooking
Chinese food and an egg allergy. What can I order? Read more...
Has anyone been to the Game On exhibition at the London Science Museum? I have only just found out about it, and it looks pretty awesome, at least on paper.Read more...
History of digital photography, starting from the 1800's, with loads of information you don't really need and lots of links. Did you know that electronic photography was first proposed in 1908? Or that the first photo was scanned in 1957?
Home from a weekend at my sister's Read more...
Your favourite book?? What was the first book that you read that made you feel like it was you that you were reading about, or that made reading fun for you, or just brought a smile to your face… (hi, I’m new here, and thought I’d introduce myself:)).
This is why it is called spam. (youtube) Wow, I just realised that the derivation of the word spam (as in junk email) is being lost. People know it is called spam, but they don't know why. See also the Wikipedia article on the same.
I'm considering sending "Dear Asshat" to my brother... it's either that or the Kaddish.

As far as I know he's not a mefite.

And what's the difference between asshat and asshole?

13 January 2007

Radio Mecha - Music Box Probably not for long, I'm on the Radio Mecha. Come and listen, if you're so inclined.
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Blogger help? I need to post a ton of stuff to blogger as efficiently as possible. Like, other than making each post individually. Read more...
COIL Are any of you bunnies fans of the band Coil? Or better yet, are you curious about them?Read more...
I am locked out of my house and no one will take my phone calls. Friends, this is NOT the time to be screening. Read more...
Is it just me or is AIM down for everyone? Read more...
On of those "How Much Should I Charge?" Questions... One of my photos, for an ad. Read more...
Do you budget/track income & expenses? If so, how do you do it? Read more...
I got shot four times in the tummy by a Scottish doctor! In one hole, she inserted a camera, in one a tiny air hose, and puffed me up as air. And in two she stuck tiny knives, and she extracted... not safe for lunch:Read more...
Remember your childhood obsessions? Read more...
Where you been?
I hate Pachelbel's Canon in D (I mean, I don't, but this guy does.)
Amelia by Joni Mitchell A gorgeous, string-drenched version from her Travelogue album. Just what's needed to clear the London meetup cobwebs from my head.
Jon Gomm who I saw last night. Quite handy on the guitar.
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Happy Birthday, Kyleg! Or as I like to call him, Ky Leg!Read more...

12 January 2007

This is one loving kitty! -- a grateful lion, rescued by a Colombian woman, shows his love! Watch the video.
i suffered through 20/20 for you Read more...
Last Day. Capricorn Fifteens. Enter the Carousel. Renew!
What songs have you heard recently that have addictive beats?
IRC?? hope us admins! Read more...
Straight out of bunnies Some bunnie jacked me. MoFo is paying irc full stop.
AskMetaChat I need some geeky name help.Read more...
hmm. looks like we are going to have an ice storm here. Read more...
Happy HALday ZOMG! I can't believe I almost missed it!
jaksemas works in a sex toy shop. Please encourage him to scan stuff for our amusement.
OMG bunny + NZ music!! The Verlaines singing Death and the Maiden (from 1983). Featuring a little white hoppy guy. [youtube]
"The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists will move the minute hand of the "Doomsday Clock" on January 17, 2007, the first such change to the Clock since February 2002." Oh, happy day. I'm on the Bulletin's mailing list, so I just received the details. And you *know* the minute hand is not moving backwards.Read more...
Fish 'n' Flush - I want an aquarium toilet.
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All the art in the Banksy shop is free right now. He got angry about all the eBayers profiting off of his work. They've been reprinting and selling his posters and also making stencils out of them and selling the stencils, he found out about it and said to hell with them...I'll just make it free.
Anthropology books. Looking for recommendations on books that aren't too academic/dry, but still convey good basic info on the field.
List your favorite smells! Read more...
Waiting for the satellite guy is teh suck. Read more...
Home sick Read more...
More Elevator Antics. Read more...
NOOOOO! I was so happy this morning to be at the end of a long and boring project, but Read more...
Bump It is a three day weekend after all!
Dinner at FX McRoary's 1/16 Read more...
*Photo Scanner Friday * Scan and post something. Anything you want.
;-)
The Black Parade I'd never heard My Chemical Romance's music until just this minute, but I LOVE this video- kind of funny and kind of creepy, at the same time.
Update on By the Grace of God Read more...
Mini-horse! OMG! Oh, teh equine cuteness.
I just want to point out this excellent live Doc Martin mix session as a fine example of West Coast House. Links andRead more...

11 January 2007

This is kind of funny on several levels. Clever html humor. Maybe not new, but I just saw it for the first time.
Windows personified. In Japan, where everything is cute, it's become popular to develop supercute, anthropomorphic personifications of inanimate objects, particularly PC operating systems. The trend has spread to web browsers, hot sauces, and console gaming systems, some times with sexy results. Naturally, even wikipedia is personified. Also, meet Sea-Monkey-ko
Buoyed by my AskMe thread about performing classical music, I've made a few piano recordings which I would like to share with the class.Read more...
Put a lot of fucking in it, Ex -- twon't sell otherwise! (sfw) Read more...
Robert Falcon Scott's (Scott of the Antarctic) last words "The previously unseen final letter that Captain Robert Falcon Scott wrote to his wife as he battled back from the South Pole in March 1912 was made public yesterday."Read more...
Bennington Triangle - Everyone has, of course, heard of the Bermuda Triangle. But have you heard of the Bennington Triangle?
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I'm going to be on 20/20 tomorrow night (the link is to a video preview of the piece). Hopefully, I will not come off like a complete fool.Read more...
An evening of murder, bunnyhugs and curry Read more...
Oh, that's what it does. Firefox 2's search engine box has a little down-facing arrow that sometimes glows. And now I know what the glowing means.
Do you eat bread crusts, or do you leave them on your plate?
askmecha: Is Yahoo DSL ok? Read more...
This is a YAY! thread. So bazillions of brands of jeans later (even recommendations from here), I still didn't have what I liked. I thought, with all the custom stuff out there (M&M's, for cripes sake!), there's gotta be a custom jeans place. There is! They will even clone a pair you DO like! Might be old news to you cats but to this, I say, EEYAYUH!
This is an "I totally rule!" post Read more...
I'm eating Turkish Delight. It's...interesting.
'pode and I are meeting here tomorrow night at 6pm. All are welcome though few are expected.

It's Harlem after all. It's easier to get you all to Brooklyn and/or Queens.
Farewell, Robert Anton Wilson For folks who might have missed the post over on the blue.
Portland (OR), isn't it about time for a meetup? Read more...
This is a panicking thread! Read more...
Back to the grind. Being broke sucks shit.Read more...
Either the mirrors at Bloomingdales are rigged, or my insane gym-going last week is actually paying off. Woo!Read more...
Movies from the library--which one should I watch tonight? Alphabetically: C.S.A.? Collateral? Freedomland? An Inconvenient Truth? Treasure of the Sierra Madre?Read more...
To blog or not to blog? Read more...
Can I Get Some Commiseration? I know I am a hopeless lurker, rarely adding to the conversation, but today I am home from work, and can surf and comment, because I'm having a wonderful attack of sciatica. Read more...
Things are moving forward... Read more...
Stella - "The Friendship Song" (YouTube) A bit from one of the better episodes of the Comedy Central show, which was cancelled after just one season. Read more...
Awkward situations. Read more...
ParanoiaFilter I have questions about computer safety.Read more...
What's the Photo Friday theme tomorrow? Something simple? Food? Furry Friday? Oh, and btw, I'll be "back" after Saturday, when *knocks on wood, feels a bit sad* the foster dogs who have been eating my life (and furniture, and house) move on *sniff* to a new foster home. Lately I can't get upstairs on the 'puter after work, I just hang with the dogs downstairs and keep them company (and out of trouble.)
OMG ATHENS! Whoah, bunnies - it seems like my knight in shining armor has found us a place in Athens, and I think I'm kind of very thrilled. Check this out (long! w/preliminary piccies)... Read more...
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD! Read more...
Wow. Someone doesn't "get" the Internet.
Psst. sciurus!

10 January 2007

adventures in feline attempts at wireless networking So, my cat likes to climb on things. She's a cat, that's what they do.Read more...
HURF DURF HIPPIES Read more...
Assicons (maybe a double) Read more...
I just watched the first episode of Little Mosque on the Prairie, and I have to say that yes, it had that indefinable, vaguely irritating quality that every CBC series from King of Kensington to Corner Gas has had, but I laughed out loud several times. Also, I love Zarqa Nawaz for writing it and the CBC for running it.
anyone remember a song from the late 70s or early 80s ... it was long and more talking than singing, but the chorus had something about "floaing down that lazy river" in it. it was somewhat erie and the storyline was set in New Orleans I think. Got it in my head but cant remember enough of it to look it up.
Radio Free Sciurus : Starting in about 1 minute.
Happy belated birthdays to mmahaffie, goatdog, and viachicago! Let's give them the bunny love they deserve. (Actually that sounds kind of weird/creepy. Just say happy birthday.)
Awwww, rats. I went to make a nummy omelette and salad for lunch, only to find that my precious (and disgustingly expensive) lettuce, green onions and parsley had frozen in my new-to-me fridge.Read more...
OMG! Tubgirl! Entirely SFW
"Difficult Decisions Involving a 3-Hour Pornographic Epic Starring Whoopi Goldberg and Randy Quaid", by COBRA! .Read more...
Attention customers of any company. At any time. Ever.Read more...
OMG ITU– *ahem* hey, quick, possibly redundant iTunes question.Read more...
OMG look at all the OMG posts!
OMG IT'S SNOWING
Mr. Sprigg's BBQ. Funny on so many levels.
Dammit. Another fpp by me to the Blue turns out to be a double. I gotta work on my search skilz.
Invisibility or flight?
Let's write letters! Read more...
CSS troubleshooters help! So I redesigned my site with CSS instead of tables, but it displays inconsistently between browsers. Firefox is perfect, IE sucks rocks in hell. This was my first CSS attempt (it shows in the code! ACK)I'm willing to pay someone to take a look and straighten it out. Also posting on MeFi jobs...
Eponysterical! (and not just in a tangential way)
"Slash it!" Behold, the Premier Dodge Slasher Show.Read more...
Shopping the curb As everyone knows, stuff that people put out on their curb is fair game, but I'm amazed at what people will take... Read more...
Seasick kitty? (OK, not really, but this cat's expression is hilarious.)
Someone out there read what I wrote! One of the book reviews on my blog The Orange Swan Review has been listed and linked to as one of "selected reviews and articles" on the author's blog! Yay! Okay, so it's no big deal, but I can't help being kind of excited about it. Because I'm a nerd. Bite me.
odd furry creature showing up on tazbalcony. White fur with large caramel spots. Four legs, whiskers, pink nose. Two hands tall, toes to ears; five hands long, tip to tail. WHAT TO DO? Read more...
here are my skills. how can i make some green in the spare time. quite obviously mi. Read more...
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Last.fm! Yay! Bunnies! Read more...

09 January 2007

Bad Movies The husband person just made me watch a portion of The Transporter. We couldn't take it anymore, so now we are watching Terminator 2. God, what kind of hell am I in?
Radio_Replica : 2-1/2 hours of some bhangra, eastern ambient, and a slight change of pace near the end to make sure you're paying attention.
Starting: 4:50 PST or in about 10 min.
Impeach Your Bush (may be nsfw)
I saw this today. Of course the liberal in me is outraged. But on the other hand. Lol.
Cooking with Metachat blog. occhiblu's broccoli arrabiata is up there now, and if anyone has any recipes that they want to go up on the blog, then just email them to me. Read more...
Cat overload! Get yer captions ready!
horns of an apartment dilemma Read more...
Garison Keillor on the new Congress and Iraq
Photo of Bush with Jack Abramoff finally surfaces. (Also, one more incorrect use of "begs the question"... arrgh.)
Bunny OMG! Ears!!!
Askme: Help my cats get along Read more...
i need unflattering pictures of president bush for a flyer i'm trying to put together for a state of the union address viewing party/drinking game.Read more...
Help me name my professional site! I need to set up a writing portfolio site. I'd like to keep it separate from my current webstuff so I plan to register a new domain.Read more...
Ruh-roh.
Iwao Takamoto, the animator who created the beloved Scooby-Doo and directed the cartoon classic "Charlotte's Web," has died. He was 81.
Two hours of JB A bit late to the party, but check this show which is available until Thursday 11th Jan.
A fantastic collection of good James Brown recordings.
Need more cowbell? A cool little online drum machine. Read more...
This also is very MeFi.
Amazon understands wife better than husband. (because the Onion still knows the funny)
Help me through this. One of JFJ's songs/videos is featured on the Cadillac webiste. Read more...
10 different types of soup As a "OMG WTF is that" alternative to youngergirl44's cute bunny game. Very possibly NSFW and twisted.
OMG! Bunny Game! Orisinal Games, from kkokkodalk last night on IRC.

08 January 2007

Another vote for Occhiblu's broccoli thang. Damn that's good. I know we're like triple posting now, but good food always deserves its own post. I was, frankly, doubtful about the crushed red peppers, but damn, I think they made it. I was so happy to put this in my mouth! [giggles like one of those Iron Chef Japan judges]
IDFilter: Name Some Good Interior Design Aesthetics Books! Read more...
A man just came over and swept my chimney! Read more...
IRC anyone? I am heading to Toronto tomorrow, and so must burn some new, skipless CDs...Wanna hang out while I do this?
Tone Loq radio coming up at 6PM PST Possibly focusing on 8-bit and similar happy bleepiness.
cheering for the gators really sucks Read more...
Inspired by Specklet's Squick Moment: Journals. Read more...
Usually Mondays fly by, but gaaaaawd today is taking forever! Give me some relief, bunnies!
I wasted a good 15 minutes of my life on this and as far as I can tell, no one else has seen it. So I'm shameless self-posting.Read more...
Kirstie Alley or Fergie? Can you tell the difference?
PubesAid: Shave to Save! This has gotta be a joke but its a pretty good one!
Hit me with your cold remedies! Read more...
Penis Wrench? WTF? Incredibly NSFW and incredibly WTF?!
Carnival of Finance: Superhero Style! Get Rich Slowly is a great personal finance blog run by jdroth, Mefite regular. Today's "carnival of finance" is a great one!
I am an over-protective cat dad. My wife, Nikki, and I are the proud parents of two incredibly awesome cats, Daeva and Daksha. They are brother and sister.Read more...
Monday Flash Fun: Warbears: Mission 2, an excellent sequel to the cute (yet challenging) point-and-click adventure.
Rainy Days Always Get Me Down ...but my friend David is hilarious.
Does anyone know how long Girl Scout cookies last? I have some in my pantry from my order last year. Should I throw them out and order more? The order form is currently circulating my office...
AskMetachat! Help me make a fire-and-forget digital sketchbook.Read more...
Dreamhost I am thinking about changing my domain hosting to Dreamhost, for a very basic static site that is small and rarely changes. Anyone here use them?
QUITTING SMOKING SUCKS THE GOUT ENCRUSTED BALL SACK OF A LEPROUS MARTIAN DONKEY. A SHOUTING, RANTING THREAD Read more...
Crusty & Crud Here’s the story of one of my undearly departed roommates. “Crusty” was #13, and she was by far the worst of them all.
New York City Street Gangs of the 60's & 70's. The site design is kind of garish, but the pictures are like a weird time capsule. Well-known outfits like The Savage Nomads and Savage Skulls are here, along with this curiously named bunch.
Greetings, citizen! Chinese cellphone owners get holiday spam from their president.
Dumb Domain Question, with a prize inside. I offered to host a friend's weblog on my iconomy.addr.com account. Can he just buy a domain name and have it pointed to a directory on my site? Read more...
What's for lunch? Or what are you cooking tonight? I'm having occhiblu's broccoli arrabiata right this very minute, and it's sooooo good, it makes me want to talk about food.
My mini meetup with essexjan report! My better half seems to have walked off with the USB cable for my camera so the piccies are staying put for the mo' but here's some words!Read more...
New day, new attitude Read more...
New video - Behave - by Charlotte Hatherley (until recently guitarist for Ash) is now on Youtube - and it's rather fine.
My first OMG Bunny! post from here. Found via a MeFi thread about a Canadian TV show.

Yeah, I'm several days behind, so I hope this isn't a double. I also lost my wallet two days ago, so I've been distracted.

So... Did you watch "Grease: You're the One That I Want!"? What did you think, if you did?

07 January 2007

guess what flavor gum I am chewing? Coffee! No, really.

Wrigley brand, too. Found it at a convenience store today.
I just went to the gym for the first time in years and it was good!Read more...
JFJ: Warped 06 ] for mudpuppie [ Read more...
It's been a dark, rainy day here in Atlanta. Dark winter days (and nights) always make me dig out Dusty In Memphis, the album that both defined and basically ended her career (for a while, anyway). YSI insideRead more...
MY FIRST SHOUTING POST!!!!! Read more...
"In Your Room" by Depeche Mode Because it's a fantastic track from an underlooked album.
World's Largest Rabbit is legit! Herman, a 17-pound, 3-foot rabbit with gi-normous feet raised in Germany is real -- no Photoshop trick-monster bunny this.
What is the Biggest Lie You've Ever Believed In? Read more...
Genres on Itunes/Ipod Read more...
Goddammit, I'm depressed today. Read more...
Big Eyed Kid Paintings For all your big eye needs. Scroll down. Aaaaggghhh!!!
OMG Ducks! Photos from MacArthur Court yesterdayRead more...
I'm going to look at two apartments today! Light candles to the Gods of Nice Flats for me please!
Happy birthday chrismear!
GO SEAHAWKS!!! *Ahem* That is all...

06 January 2007

50% of the Wealth is held by 2% of the people. Who are those people, and why do we allow it?
MULLACC Come to IRC RIGHT NOW.Read more...
I Just Bought Something OMG Bunny! is TOO. Look in the front. Check the ears.Read more...
Ugh! German Dinosaur Pr0n! NSFW! Oh, the humanity! Not really gross or anything, just, why?
Miko's song Rattlesnake is the bee's knees, the cat's pajamas, the squirrel's nuts. Read more...
captionswap.com is a multilingual resource for anyone on the Internet interested in movie subtitles.
What does 200 calories look like? "an entire plate of broccoli contains the same number of calories as a small spoonful of peanut butter". Sigh :(
Friends comvinced me to see this last night. Do not repeat my mistake. Do not take your kids to repeat my mistake.Read more...
I love stuntin'. But not everyone loves stunting.
Guess who I'm going to see tonight? That's right -- JFJ. And guess what I'm going to do after the concert? That's right -- play craps.

Jealous?
The ethics/morals of forgiveness Looking for book recommendations.Read more...
Mini-meetup pics! BtGoG took some too but she won't be home until late tomorrow so you'll have to wait until then to see them. We had a great time. I also took the chance to wander round Bloomsbury, which I haven't done in ages. Pity about the rain, or I'd probably still be there.
monkey monkey monkey, it's so ..funkey? - remember dodgygeezers money-tunes? Here's my dyslexic take on that. 1 hour 11 min, starting in 5...4...3....ps. much better than my eighties.
Dream Dinners. Anyone heard of / used this? It seems a tad complicated to me, but I might be missing something.
Mini-Mecha-Meetup I am having lunch with By the Grace of God today. Yay!
wakey wakey. eggs and bakey Read more...
Where did disco come from?!? Read more...
People have been calling me "bud" a lot lately. But I don't feel floral. Read more...

05 January 2007

Will it blend? My Barbie-loving heart stopped beating when I saw this. (vid, SFW-butnotpeoplewholikeBarbiesorpossiblyyoungchildrenwhohavetheseBarbies)
This IRC is worthless without pics - more songs about strippers and food. Read more...
Funk to....? Your usual Friday UWS connection.
Bloke goes to pub, buys half a pint of lager, goes to toilet, turns off stopcock, removes urinal from wall, caps off the pipe, hides urinal in rucksack, leaves. If you're going to steal a urinal, this is the way to do it.
For your amusement, I finally got some long overdue pics of me from a friend's wedding. Bit of a fun change from the everyday garb.
What happens when you Google image search yourself? I get pics of me, sure, but the second image is a pink bunny on a hillside and the third is Kompressor! Searching my real name produces nothing.
Dirty secrets. I'll go first. Read more...
I was a head-turner today. Of course, everyone turning their heads thought I was crazy. WOOT COLORADO!
This is my 225th post which is 15 squared. What this means is Read more...
Box in a box - [youtube] Mildly NSFW, but strongly hilarious.
Good news / Bad News Read more...
Any mecha woodworkers? Please just put me out of misery. Read more...
I am SICK of snow photography. We're having another snowstorm here on the Colorado front range. Read more...
This is my 150th post in which I relate to you a dream involving Kevin Bacon, my old university and Trisha_Lynn.Read more...
Paging dabitch or anyone else who speaks Swedish: what does the sign in this pic say? The pic makes me laugh... snowman unrest!
Questions about business cards. Read more...
This is a video of my dog barking and playing with a rock in the river. My dog is crazy, as you can easily tell. But she's also very sweet.

Happy Friday!
Life, as they say, is just one thing after another. Read more...
Photo Friday Today: I see cats, food, and holiday photos on the front page today, leading me to believe furry, culinary, or festive themes (or any combination) would be fine. Or somebody else jump in and make a decision?
;-)
Question about internet access via cell phones... Read more...
Looks good enough to eat! This weeks Photojojo mailing contains a cool article about the art of photographing food.Read more...
Heh. This made me smile on a dull Friday morning.
Weird renovations and "maintenance" LionIndex shares about finding a gas can as part of his heating system. What weird or wacky thing have you found a former owner/builder to have done?Read more...
High-End Prostitutes? SFW arrest report w/pictures.Read more...
Radio loquacious! So far playing some mellow earlier ambient stuff. Freeform electro-noise as usual.

04 January 2007

A better maraschino cherry?
Cat page expanding exponentially! This was posted a while back, but every time I go back, it's doubled in size! Dear God! When will it stop!?
I sure could use some good advice! So, I'm a cross posting fool. Also, please help Agro learn to sculpt, if you have the time. But answer my question first, you know, if you can.
The P.D.A Question... Read more...
I am naked and covered in paint. Read more...
Photo Friday tomorrow? Holiday photos in general (continued)?
Christmas pictures I took a million pictures at Christmas. As with most photos, they are probably boring to everyone but the people in them, but you might find something interesting amongst them.
This is the thread where I voice my opinion, because I'm opinionated (just like any other Internet user) and I want my opinion to be heard, God dammit!
He was jazzing with his trombonio, a complex and gleaming of listening to one more story about the magnetic field of the deep toenails or they were naturally rusty. I let it pass since there were planet?Read more...
BrainAmp Music improves your IQ! (?!) I'm incredibly curious as to what BrainAmp sounds like. Has anyone studied things like this, the effects of music on brain waves, etc.? For example, the effect of "trance" music, and its supposed similarities to music used in tribal rituals?
Photon Cannons Is there such a thing, or is it just a phrase from the world of science fiction? I just talked to a very insistent lady who was trying to help her kid with some kind of science project.
Tripping the Rift Has anyone else watched this?

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THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD! YOU MUST SHOUT ABOUT GOOD THINGS AS WELL AS THE NO-SO-GOOD THINGS! Read more...
NERDYWARNING: For a science fiction that properly tells the story of seven people in a chat room that brought down the..Read more...
Delighted with my ... Read more...
Desk Calendar 2007: Would You Rather... I found the 'Would you rather...' calendar for my work desk this year.Read more...
I have grandma brain... but I did manage to upload another pic to my blog.Read more...
Peter Bjorn & John - "Young Folks" (YouTube) WARNING: If you listen to this song, you might find yourself whistling the refrain like a deranged Jiminy Cricket for the rest of the damn day.
A score at the used-CD shop for me yesterday. Read more...
My new sideline As of next week, I'll be a part-time professional bridge player!Read more...
I have a problem with the internet. Read more...
A special tribute to Calvin, Hobbes and the Underappreciated Art of the Snowman.
Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash in never released recordings from Nashville 1969. Lots of stories about this but not a lot of stuff that really says much or is verifiable. Not anything great but a nice curio for Cash and Dylan fans if you don't already have it.
OhMyGod Bunny! I think I'm going to have nightmares.
So I'm watching Eraserhead and it's not what I expected. Read more...

03 January 2007

Spring has sprung already. Read more...
Toronto's Serial Diners are eating their way through every single restaurant listed in the phone book, and have been since 1989. Read more...
This is killing me... Way back in mid-to-late 2004, a prank was pulled on a forum. Someone claimed they found a camera while hiking in the woods, and posted the pictures on this particular thread. As you looked through the pix, strange things started popping out.Read more...
Announcement about MeCha holiday cards: Read more...
The Retail Alphabet Game - version 4. Maddening! This is very America-centric, unfortunately. But a fun little time waster.
Addio, del passato Violetta's aria from La Traviata, by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. Soprano: Edita Gruberova. Conducted by il maestro Carlo Rizzi, La Fenice, 1992. The DVD is here. And, previously.
Jimmy Stewart Bunny OMG!!! I've been watching "It's a Wonderful Life" for almost three days straight. If only I found this earlier*. *(sigh)
I am so bored The end of the holidays has put me in a funk. Boooo.
back from the farm! my first trip in well over a year! I went to the Ozarks and got to stay on a magic farm! I'm happy and tired and didn't take enough notes...
Budget Rent-a-Car Sucks Read more...
AskDrMeCha I swore I would never ask for medical advice on the internet, but I'm at my wit's end and I already used my AskMe. Is it possible to be violently ill with a stomach virus for over a month?Read more...
Sigh my personal review of the year so far Read more...
Home sick and bored. Anyone fancy a chat in IRC?
Ron Mueck Update... Read more...
To me, "a little mustard" on a sub means one line of mustard running the length of the sandwich.Read more...
rocks + wood chips. Lots are going by on the train as I type. And graffiti.
g f l A j O i b! A little game. I took letters from the logos of some websites and I grey-scaled them to make them less recognizable. What sites are they from?
Bunnies! OMG! Clearly, something has gone on here involving the carrot.
hello from Gatwick airport Read more...
Well the surgery is on the 10th. And I have to go to London over this weekend. And I will be in hospital for a week and haven't even started looking for a new job as the recovery time could be short or long.Read more...
Strange things happened to me last night. Read more...
My apartment is rebelling against me Read more...
*taps microphone, clears throat* THE GRANDBUN IS HERE!!!!!!!!!Read more...
We are assholes. Arse_hat's birthday was January 1st.

We suck.
somebody take me back to florida please Read more...
Creepy room to let ad . I'm browsing the room to let ads and I came across one "for single unattached female only". Is it me or is that rather creepy? It was in all-caps too, which didn't help.

02 January 2007

Another dating flashback... Because dating really is kind of like doing acid. Read more...
Is your betty ready? Questions and music insideRead more...
You can call me returned. Read more...
A list of random things I wanted to tell/ask you. Read more...
First meal of 2007? Mine was a chocolate chip cookie and a Bud Light.
Three point update! I missed you guys.
So I'm supposed to be heading home today, But they've closed[pdf] the highway for avalanche control and an actual avalanche. Read more...
In which Capn admits he's lurking and starts posting again.
Roommate Crisis So here's how it's shaping up:Read more...
Watching Betty Ford at Pres. Gerald Ford's funeral this morning is making me really sad. She looks just shattered.
Broken any resolutions, yet? I have!Read more...
YSI request for the Nuevo Ano! The definitive song of New Year's is Read more...
Beware the online collective. Jaron Lanier discovers that the Internet is full of meanies. [This is a follow-up to his earlier article, "Digital Maoism"]
This weekend, I bought a leather motorcycle jacket. I've always wanted one like that and it fits me like a glove. Everyone who's seen me in it says it looks great on me. And I admit, I feel really cool when I have it on. What's your magical garment or accessory that makes you feel more cool, more badass, more hot, more..you?
In-ter-cep-tor! I know. It's a Ford. But damn, if it isn't awesome. Read more...
Radio-theme-day - for everyone who wants to play, go back in time to the 80s, 90s and then the naughts. I'll start here in the dark purple blue eighties for a wee hour, come listen and then respond. :)
facebook anyone? I hear it's where all the cool kids are currently "hanging out". So I made a metachat group. lol, n00b, etc.
An excellent blog post about the Beatles and conspiracy theories, including the one claiming that all "good" Beatles songs were authored by Theodore Adorno.
Buddy Rich - Buddy & Soul. I am not sure if there are any Buddy Rich fans here.

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01 January 2007

Trying to remember the name of a cartoonist. The cartoonist is female, often featured in The New Yorker. From what I can remember the cartoon is usually done in a 3, 6, or 9 block format on one page and is in color. One of the recurring characters is a female with big, frizzy hair. Humorous observations on everyday life is the main theme of the cartoon. Often times the main character is embarrassed.Read more...
ˇFeliz cumpleańos, uws! Here's to another year of adventures!Read more...
OMG! just OMG!! I'm working on a wacky project involving news photos and I found one of a ballet dancer that just... [inside]
Happy New Year! Enjoy some Serbian and Roma trumpet music on me.
2007 Additions. 2007 Subtractions. Read more...
Jarvis Cocker reminds you of something to bear in mind as we begin the new year. (From his excellent, and recently linked, new album.)

The lyrics of this song are NSFW
Bunny Bliss! Kyleg asked me to marry him last night! Read more...
One of my resolutions is to start my own small business this year giving themed guided tours of my city. Are any of you business owners? How'd you get started? Any general advice or good links?
AskMeCha: I'm looking for online creative writing communities.Read more...
Love - 7 and 7 is - live : Hey, Jon, ever seen this? (Probably you have, but just in case not...)
It's WALK-uh-shaw, isn't it? Just watching the Rose Parade on HGTV, and they pronounced Waukesha, Wisconsin, where this marching band was from, as "wa-KEE-sha." That ain't right, is it? That's not how Fonzie pronounced it on Happy Days.
Pondering Alcohol-Free January I did this last year and it was good. . .I was not planning on it but Read more...
Firefox about:config tips Nice Life Hacker article about tweaking Firefox's about:config settings to make things better. The spul chocker one is particularly useful.
I feel sick. Read more...
How's your head? An informal poll.Read more...
Bunny! Cilantro! OMG! Again, I hope the first of many in 2007, although I expect bunnyfire is too busy with other things to be outraged, so I'm sneakin' this one past her.
Bunny! OMG! First of many bunnies in 2007, I hope.
OMG!! Bunny and Ex-President!!! Because xkcd can make ANYTHING cool.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

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