30 June 2007
Go see Ratatouille
Now. Hurry up, you might still be able to catch the late showing!→Read more...
To celebrate my new digs, songs with "move" "house" and other similar keywords... plus IRC
My daughter is reading Cask of Amontillado to herself as a bedtime story.
She's 12. I'm so proud. She told me she like vampire stories, you know, Goosebumps
-type stuff, so I gave her the copy of Edgar Allan Poe stories my dad gave me on my 15th birthday. Oh, and yesterday she asked me if we could watch Blues Brothers
together. What a kid, huh?
So I bought this little 4-dollar Chinese plastic camera
off eBay, →Read more...
Stupid people on the Tube. I pushed my way onto a Tube train that looked like it was crush-loaded earlier today. But once inside I realized that there was plenty of empty space, it's just that everyone wanted to stand right by the doors. Selfish, antisocial people.
This is a non. Sensical thread. →Read more...
DR WHO SHOUTING THREAD (contains major s3ep13 spoilers) →Read more...
Alli diet pill
I bought some. I'm taking them. I've given in to the weight-loss and drug marketing machine.→Read more...
A zorse is a zorse.
Of course. Of course.
10:45am-12:45pm. Pacific. Mellow downbeat grooves for a Saturday, featuring a bunch of new stuff I've found recently. Links to come.
OTTEROTTEROTTEROTTEROTTER dog playing with sea otter!
This is the most gorgeous day I've ever spent in Portsmouth... →Read more...
Cool quotes about fitness
This is a sample page from Mark Rippetoe’s Starting Strength
, which was so well-written that I just had to share it with you all. →Read more...
The emcee - who's what and where and when. →Read more...
Warning: Pear Cider is tasty as hell
, but can make your head hurt. That is all.
Oh, actually, it also made for the giggliest, funnest drunk I've had in a LONG time. And now, back to the couch.
My neighbor and his drums. →Read more...
Anybody awake for some Saturday morning, summer-type music? Broadcasting now.
Ask MeCha: Meow / Woof
People often think us cruel because we don't have pets (i.e. our kids
aren't allowed a dog or cat). →Read more...
My favorite quote from the new Lemony Snicket--somewhat paraphrased →Read more...
29 June 2007
Come to IRC and tell me about your day.
this is a mildly drunken bunnycrush thread!
free hugs inside for all!!→Read more...
Janitor finds human fetus in a locker at a middle school.
Police investigate, determine that it was actually a bag of oranges. Because the two look so much alike.
Live from the Apple Store, 5th Ave, NYC Decided to stop by to see how things are going. People are still buying and leaving with iPhones. 8 store employees are standing outside, and they cheer when anyone walks in or out. The crowds around the tables with the display iPhones are 3 deep.
Thou Shalt Always Filter.
Is this a pink bunny on a hillside in Italy, or has this great thing never been posted here before? It's the video to this MetaMusic song
. Fav parts - hearing chrismear say Hurf Durf Butter Eater and boing boing...
Radio Mecha - Music Box
It'sa me, on the Radio Mecha, playing some weird jazz, maybe some other stuff. Please listen, if you're so inclined.
Self Link Whore Wendell
It's the end of a six-month dry spell since the last time I had anything weblished at MSNBC.com. And you really DON'T need to know anything about the TV show "Two and a Half Men" to have fun with the quiz
. (In fact, I'm kinda proud of the messages I wrote if you get most or all of it wrong)
My friend Alan was just on the George Galloway call-in show
He said some concise and clear shit about WMD and proof and UK government lies. George is giving far better radio than the last time I tuned in, several months ago.→Read more...
RANDOM SHOUTING INSIDE →Read more...
Sometimes work isn't the worst thing in the world.
Especially when I'm sitting at my desk at 4:00 PM on a Friday afternoon.→Read more...
I've had a very long and somewhat difficult day today. →Read more...
Imagine watching Micheal Moore's movie SiCKO when you see YOURSELF in it!
Michael Moore's new movie SiCKO opens today (to almost exclusively rave reviews
). As most of us know, it was also "leaked" on the internet earlier. So this photographer I know
was watching it when he was stunned to see himself (and his dad) IN THE MOVIE (from a day he was in NYC at Ground Zero shooting pictures). It's just a little strange!
I need to find naked photos of vintage celebrities through some agency that allows me to give photo credit and pay legitimately. While I can find plenty of stuff like this
(NSFW), I can't find the goddamned sources and the fucking photo services have let me down...
Ugh ugh ugh!!! →Read more...
Yahoo sucks. Hope me, bunnies! →Read more...
StereoTotal sings Get Down Tonight
The concert's not till the end of August, but I'm *so* excited! I love to have things to look forward to.
2do or not 2do
What's on your lifetime ToDo list? What are those things that you would do if only you had a the time?
Absolute worst songs to have sex to.
Let's make a mix tape!→Read more...
Break a leg, rainbaby!
Tonight is opening night of her (and mr. rainbaby's) new show. If it's half as good as her last show
, it will be twice as good as anything else I've seen.
Finally! Help for the socially challenged (self included). Occasional reflections on etiquette, manners, asshattery, and the ridiculously complicated interfaces between members of the human species, by Kirrily "Skud" Robert.
Bunnystock II Planning Thread.
Come inside, won't you? previously→Read more...
Photo Friday: Where I Sleep
If anyone has Chris Mear's mobile number, can they please let him know I'm at the KSS Deanery, 7 Bermondsey Street, near Tooley Street until 3. →Read more...
Why are weather sites so stupid? →Read more...
InsomniAAAAA! →Read more...
Is Batman actually a superhero? What exactly is his superpower? It seems his superpowers consist entirely of gadgets. Does that count? So he with the coolest gadgets is a superhero?
Ask MeCha: It's like math, but not at all like math... Can anyone help me remember the quote of the form: "You should spend X amount of time managing those below you, Y amount of time managing those above you and Z amount of time managing yourself." Where Z > Y > X?
Hurdy gurdy, hurdy gurdy, hurdy gurdy gurdy, he sang...
As I've said before I have no idea how my brain works but BoringPostcards post
made me think of this song
28 June 2007
2 Tone Youtube-y goodness ahoy!→Read more...
I am now a home-owner. →Read more...
I am already dreading
the day when interrobang
's "A Year In Comics"
comes to an end.→Read more...
Caption me, pleez! (via)
My first night in Kona seems to be set: →Read more...
Why don't I ever get to do stuff like this?
- media event for Die Hard 4.0 - blowing up vans. Pyro porn pics in link.
I moved! My new place is a 20-second walk from the Vegas Strip, right across from the Stratosphere and 2 minutes from the Sahara. It's your usual Vegas weekly rental (iow, a slum), but hey, it's cheap. Besides, over the last 6 months, I have averaged $130 a week in poker winnings. Not much, but it's better than losing. heheh
DO NOT WANT!
Even though I probably should. (JobFilter).→Read more...
What's for dinner? →Read more...
More fun with books... →Read more...
CD Exchange. Let's Have One. (?)
Bunnystock II: The Deadening?
Bunnystock was nearly a year ago. On that weekend, I promised to plan Bunnystock II here at the beach. I just realized I've been shirking my duties.→Read more...
Fun With Books
1. Grab the nearest book.→Read more...
My socks are wet
and I'm at work.→Read more...
My wife is pretty amazing. →Read more...
these bbs grew up to be. →Read more...
This is an animal noise makin' thread. Ook ook oooook, screeeech!
Pedophile Dollywood elf caught. News at 11.
A proud day. My students graduate! →Read more...
WHO ROCKS IN HELL?
(aka the My Friends are Gonna Be There, Too
I just went to wikipedia... searching for something. Funny thing is, when I noticed that "Wonderbra" is the featured article of the day, I utterly forgot what I went there for. Seriously. It's gone.
OH! Just remembered. Carbon fiber.
iconomy made the pretty!
The front page art is finally changed! Ico put it together, and we'll be trying to change it every week... if anyone else wants to get in on this, send me your ideas! →Read more...
Ask MeCha: say you have a flash movie (.swf or .fla), and want to transform it into a windows screensaver. What do you do?
An email from Iraq
A few months ago, I got an email from a buddy of mine currently serving in the US Army in Iraq. →Read more...
This place is fake.
I emerge from lurkdom to show you a scam bike sales site. →Read more...
Convention is eating my brain; please help me? →Read more...
Make my decisions! Start with telling me which movie to get from Netflix for the weekend. No horror or anything with over-the-top violence, but otherwise anything goes. (Don't half-ass it! Make an argument!)
Ask MeCha - Eternal
What the Hell is an Eternity Ring? →Read more...
Yes, I know we're having some kind of mammoth London event on Saturday,
but that's a whole two days away, and what is one supposed to do today
, on a Thursday night, for Meta action in London? Well, I'll tell you.→Read more...
Srsly If the guys in the Finance office don't stop listening to that goddamned Leonard Nimoy / William Shatner CD, I won't be responsible for my actions.
It was slightly funny the first 654328987762345987 times I heard it, but it's appeal has begun to wane a bit.
Are mutton chops a kind of sideburn or the same thing? This post
got me thinking. I thought mutton chops were the full on, side of your face, Martin Van Buren
type of facial hair. I was under the impression for years that sideburns were the small more tamed version going down to around the bottom of your ear. I have clean sideburns that stop at my earlobe. Am I still the guy at work with the chops
Yeah, I work in IT.
im in ur decade, koreagrafin ur vidoze
27 June 2007
Life Now = Industrial Revolution x10
Life changed radically circa 1800-1830, the Industrial Revolution. So to will life change radically circa 2010-2020; just as significantly, and faster.→Read more...
I just lovingly dissed my friend
with a satirical Pitchfork review about his band's old demo and I'm sharing it with you
, because I'm evil like that. [self-link]
How do you feel about fidgeting?
Because it's driving me crazy.→Read more...
Wendellsday Wadio for NO SILENCE day...
On NOW until Midnight Eastern. Tonight's theme: THERE IS NO THEME.
My husband just said you guys are my unimaginary friends. That is all.
I keep falling asleep at my desk. Hope me! →Read more...
I am fascinated. From a PubMed abstract: This study reports the case of a Greek-German bilingual patient (S.V.)...S.V. was able to successfully...convert Arabic numerals into written or oral German number words. She also showed preserved ability to produce both German and Greek numbers and to accurately make oral magnitude judgments in both languages. However, when transcoding two-digit numbers from German written numerals to Arabic numbers she consistently reversed the digits. The brain is so cool!
The simple joys in life
One of the best things about finally being in a new place with my girlfriend was the opportunity to integrate and refile all of the albums, engaging my inner music nazi.
What rules do you have? →Read more...
I keep falling asleep at my desk. Hope me! My doctor reduced my nightly pain meds, so I've been having trouble getting to sleep, waking up a lot, etc. I'm SO freaking tired...
speaking of therapists
Are there outdoor therapists? →Read more...
Holy crap, bunnies!
I just saw a woman get hit by a police car. I was in the crosswalk about twenty feet behind her!→Read more...
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD! →Read more...
A simple flash game.
I got me a counsellor appointment Friday.
What preparation should I do/things should I bring to the appointment?→Read more...
I am sitting in a room,
different from the one you are in now. Alvin Lucier
. I am sitting in a room
. "...a way to s-s-sssmooth out any irregularities my speech might have."
Fontologists and Typestrians: What the font is this font?
This is driving me crazy. We need to do rose petal initials on a lawn this weekend for a huge to-do, and the client wants this exact font. I've seen this R a million times, but I can't ID it. What The Font doesn't help.
Radio b - Breaking Radio Silence
Now that Internet Radio Silence day is over, it's time for music. Just a weird mix of mostly older stuff, starting now.
Wish I could skip school
It's Hazy, Hot and Humid today...→Read more...
Please talk me down from my peak of crankiness.
Family strikes once again, and I am cranky. →Read more...
- my latest toy. Build virtual synthesizers from scratch. Even with knowledge of synth engineering, the learning curve is fairly steep. However, if you ever wanted to build a custom midi file player, this is the place to start. Also, it accepts VST plug-ins, a real plus.
Today's lost drinks →Read more...
Brand that baby:
"Madeline Dziallo, 36, a beautician and mother of two in LaGrange, Ill., turned to a consultant when naming both of her children, Ross, 3, and Natalie, eight months. That consultant, Maryanna Korwitts, a self-described nameologist based in Downers Grove, Ill., charges up to $350 for a package including three half-hour phone calls and a personalized manual describing the name's history, linguistic origins and personality traits."
A Nice Morning Drive
- Thanks to WolfDog's recent post
(hint: it's in the title) and tonight's Rush concert, enjoy the story that inspired their hit, Red Barchetta
This post in the blue leads me to ask a question :
have you moved out of the social class (or socio-economic group if you prefer) into which you were born?→Read more...
26 June 2007
Who knew that iguana's have taken over the Florida Keys? They're everywhere! Running wild, like dinosaurs on the plains. The population was even greater before Hurricane Wilma. They laze about and sun themselves in piles. They rest in the mangroves.
Freaks on TV →Read more...
do we sleep
Trying not to be discouraged →Read more...
Hi. My name's s_r, and I'm addicted to Yelp.→Read more...
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD!
I PICKED UP SOME PART TIME WORK FOR A COMPANY THAT IS 30 MILES FROM WHERE I LIVE AND THE COMMUTE SUCKS ROCKS IN HELL! →Read more...
So i was thinking about all the great photography we see here. →Read more...
Seriously. Who's stealing my honey? →Read more...
Photo Friday, the art sidebar, emcee and schtuff →Read more...
-- Cleavage for boys is all the rage.
Today's lost verb. Why is the past tense of "will go" 'went'? Went is the past tense of the lost verb, 'wend', today surviving only in the archaic phrase 'wend your way'. Please pour a 40 on the curb for "wend".
Today's lost letter.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Thorn
. It sounds like th
but looked too much like the letter Y and thus faded from use. Its chief surviving use in in old-timey names to wit: "Ye Olde Booke Shoppe"
Bad MeFite! BAD! I was a bad blogger today on AskMe. Forgive my transgression, O community.
Why is everyone so funny today? Is it just because I'm drinking coffee?
Words you *always* want to hear: Giant penguins!
Words you never want to hear Today = "tremendous overdraft". Share yours.
Music history is
full of muscians that start out in an underground scene only to have a hit single catapult them to stardom. Treat Her Right put that story in reverse. In 1986, they had a fluke hit with the excellent, atmospheric, bluesy shaggy-dog story 'I Think She Likes Me'
* (the album it came off of also includes the inspired 'I Got A Gun' which I haven't been able to dig up). Guitarist/vocalist Mark Sandman and drummer Billy Conway went on to form the nucleus of beat-punk underground legends Morphine until Sandman's untimely death in 1999. Hope you like it. *ignore the filename, the song is correctly tagged.
RIP Bob Evans
Just found out today that Bob Evans died last week. Hoist a sausage sandwich in honor of Bob. I met him once when I was a kid and he was a larger-than-life figure in my home town.→Read more...
Growabrain is a BAD BUNNY. Don't click on his link in the "rickrolled thread." Unless you WANT to be exposed to anus.
I'm the owner of a new 8g nano. But I need help! →Read more...
[The rerun of] Penn and Teller's TV show tonight was a typically low-key and respectful affair.
Happy birthday seanyboy! Yay! Hoppy birfday toooo youuuu
25 June 2007
The 100 Worst Cover Songs post got me thinking about something that has been on my mind lately. What songs written in seriousness, just crack you up?
Three point weather update →Read more...
DIZZY... What's with all the Vertigo-related posts on the blue? Synchronicity?
Tax dollars at work....
So I just received this email from my friend:→Read more...
Ask MeCha: Emergency Room Humor
A few months (or maybe even a year) ago, a few folks here were passing around on IRC a link to a web discussion board for emergency room personnel, which detailed some of the disgusting and hilarious things that they would encounter on the job. It wasn't this one
. I don't seem to have bookmarked it - can anyone tell me where to find this again?
Just gotta share this.
This is a personal, probably too-much-information kind of post.→Read more...
Teach me how to use my phone, please? →Read more...
Thrift shop love!
My haul today is detailed inside. →Read more...
I signed up for a counselling centre today.
It's run by the Church of Scotland but is recommended as activist-friendly.→Read more...
You be the judge. We all judge others, for better or worse. What are your criteria?
Night of the Living Socks!
A clip from Jan Svankmajer's
"Alice". It seems that you can find pretty much the whole film on Youtube - starting from here
Interesting article on ladders from the SF Chron.
Can people do me a favour?
Log onto the linked website and vote for "North Yorkshire 199". ALSO... →Read more...
Updates. Sister and Training.
Entice me! Sometimes I like to fantasize about running away from home. (You know you do it, too!) Tell me why I should come stay with you.
Hit me reader, one more time So, I've finally got a few hour's worth of reading material posted to my book review blog, and I want to start promoting it more actively. I posted to MeFi Projects yesterday. Do you people have any suggestions for me as to where else I can place links to my site? It's quite niche - I need the kind of visitors who like reading meandering essays about books of various kinds, but especially in children's and young adult literature.
Warning: Typical Grumpy Cynical Jonmc Post Inside →Read more...
Some Monday morning 6 year old cuteness. →Read more...
Ask Mecha Smoke Detector Dos and Don'ts
My smoke detector went off at 3:30 this morning. →Read more...
Three point status update. →Read more...
The Green Manalishi With The Two Prong Crown. In 1970 Peter Green had a dream and it was clear that all the members of Fleetwood Mac needed to give all their money away to save themselves. Mick Fleetwood and John McVie did not agree.
24 June 2007
Aurora Borealis As seen from space!
It's Pride Day in SF. Happy Pride Day to my fellow LGBTetc Mecha bunnies (and everyone else too)!
What does your name mean? - first or last, reply with images!
Face Your Pockets
Note to self: avoid guy in image 59 at all costs.
This ad won the "oscars of advertising" last night
- there might be hope for us sleazy bastards after all. (Oscars = Cannes Lions Grand prix)
Two pieces on the Baddest of the Action Heroes
and the Best Batman
. contains swearing and geekery, but they're good reads.
Oh and the reviews are full of spoilers, so watch out.
"Is there any of that meatloaf left?" "Nah, there was some big guy in there. I guess he ate it all."
It's easy to forget how much fun the Muppet Show was.
23 June 2007
Who am I to stand in the way of all these fine artists and artisans
who want to use my lumpy, aging face for inspiration?
The Shatner Show.
AskMecha: Help me get high! →Read more...
CDC: Men have 3 times more sex partners
Now let's consider the pure mathematical absurdity of that claim.→Read more...
E-mail From Iraq →Read more...
Made in USA*
*or possibly not
Creepy celebrity photoshops.
SF/Bay residents: Free music event invite →Read more...
I always hated gimmicky ringtones. Then I switched to this silly ringtone that goes like "Click-Click-Click... Anybody There?... Click-Click-Click... Anybody There?...". And I love it.
[NYC Filter] How I spent my yesterday
(crossposted from my LJ; edited for coherence)
First off, I don't have a boyfriend anymore. And I'm losing a friend at the same time. But that's not what I want to write about.→Read more...
AskMeCha CSS gurus?
hi kids. I got a strange thing happening on my page and I can't figure out why!→Read more...
Weekend plans →Read more...
The new phone books came yesterday.
The dead tree ones. And I realized that I'd never cracked the old ones in the last year.→Read more...
Bored w sidebar pix and life. Plz change. kthxbai
6/22 NYC meetup pictures
. With at least one more set on the way.
22 June 2007
Get in IRC now Because I said so.
Dachshunds on parade at the Alameda County Fair
Just because dachsunds came up at the Wednesday SF meetup.
Radio Citrus now playing. Summer mix!
Let's play SCRUPLES. Subject: my life →Read more...
I originally thought that Jon Stewart was making this up. Imagine my surprise.
Harry Potter is Coming (July 21)
How are you preparing? (No spoilers in here; post any, and I'll kill you)→Read more...
SF meetup photos
My internet access is seriously restricted at the moment, but i had a few minutes to upload some photos. →Read more...
Space shuttle Atlantis
to land in California in 20 minutes. Watch live online
Songs beginning with numbers. Yes.
Girl's Feet Cut Off On Six Flags Ride.
ColdChef linked to this on Twitter. I swear, it has everything: severed limbs, odd quotes from a hillbilly, and a cameo appearance by Kenneth Lay! Plus, the most inscrutable accompanying photo ever!
drezdn's crazy business ideas #8: Why You All Up In My Grill? (theme restaurant) →Read more...
Help me figure out a behavior to change. I have to create a "behavior contract" with myself for one of my classes, for which I will change some controllable, measurable aspect of my life for at least one week. Ideas?
Friday three-point status update →Read more...
Neill Cumpston Has Seen 300!!!!!!!!!!!!
Could this be The Best Movie Review EVAR?!?
I confess. Behold my low carb chocoholic creation within.
The Beautiful People Cool to see some photos here... I've been lurking in your photostreams!
Q: Do very many mefites vlog?
Songs from one of my favorite animated movies, 1980's Animalympics
[YouTube inside...]→Read more...
Atheist Filter: I believe the vernacular is acceptable? →Read more...
I've got a playlist and I'm going to use it. Starting now....
Grokking with The Ricker
Internet dating in the 1980s was fun! (Episode 67
, it's in 3 parts.)
Tips for first-time deep-sea fishermen?
I'll be in Cancun on a fishing boat from next Saturday through July 4, mostly taking photos to be used in the charter's promotional materials. I'm sure I'll spend plenty of time fishing, though.→Read more...
Gloating Thread. →Read more...
Photo Friday: Schrödinger's LÖLKATZ
for the emo kid
Name DJ set themes you would enjoy hearing here...
Quilters or other sew-er uppers please to let me know if you want some fabric. →Read more...
21 June 2007
Theme park rides scare me.
Summer Music and 4 Seasons of Wacky!
Coming up next on WNDL Wadio, serving the Cyst Valley and Greater Bunnyland.
Red is to monkeybutts as daffodils are to... Wait, I need to dash off for more beer. Feel free to finish this or other analogies/logic problems for me. Or just chatter. Or not.
Tonight is my first date with a guy who I've been talking with for a few weeks.→Read more...
a little filter filter. The avatars are riveting.
Web application catalog. Anyone seen this?
Cheap Laptop Advice Needed
I have decided that I want to get a laptop. And I want it cheap. The purpose is mainly to have web access while traveling and perform light tasks such as listening to music and storing photos until I get home. It won't be my primary machine, so speed and power are less important. I'll either install WinXP or maybe give Ubuntu a try.
for those of you who've been following this trainwreck.
The latest innocent victim of identity theft? Herman Munster
Airline Itinerary Change Question.
So I get an email from Orbitz→Read more...
It's so gangsta
Doin' the Riverdance, yo! (YouTube,SFW)
Persnickety people and their precious patronyms. →Read more...
drezdn's crazy business ideas #7: duo-team sports hats →Read more...
How video games earned me a free trip to Cancun. →Read more...
I am editing a senior compsci thesis in for someone. The quality of the prose is about average for a college senior, slightly below that of a weekly non-profit newsletter. I know not to inject my own ideas, but where is the line I should not cross?
I need some vicarious living... Where are the SF meet-up pics? 'pode mentioned she was uploading but I see no evidence of said upload.
Do you know who this?
She's American, in the entertainment biz. TPS, you might already know this. She just looks so different that I find it hard to believe it's who they say it is.
Kill me now. →Read more...
I'll be sleeping rough in George Square tonight.
In honour of Refugee Week
. The sleep-out pays respect to refugees and asylum seekers who don't get enough income support and become destitute. Come visit me if you're in the area!→Read more...
Sunrise 3:51 am, Sunset 10:07 pm.
Yay solstice. Another year older. Sun data from Sol widget (screen shot
Two cameras walked into a bar. One camera says to the bartender... →Read more...
AskMeCha: Opening docs with NeoOffice and NOT Appleworks? I can set Firefox as the default program to open links in (instead of Safari). Can I do the same thing with documents, making them always open in NeoOffice instead of AppleWorks? I can't find anything on Google, but I might not be searching for the right thing.
20 June 2007
How are you holding up? →Read more...
You know what would have been more useful?
An actual list of sluts. With phone numbers. Or am I just being overly hussy
? →Read more...
Let the image macros begin! →Read more...
So You Think You Can Win My Vote By Dancing?
Spoilers for the performances, ahoy!→Read more...
Q & A
My 10-year-old niece, "Peaches Swan", just sent me one of those emails that ask you a bunch of questions and that you're supposed to answer and then forward all over the place. Peaches had some really cute answers. For "what are you most afraid of", she had written "nothin". For "What would you like to accomplish before you die?", she answered "Marry jeremiah or brendon". I responded to her, and then I thought it would be fun to post them here and see what people had to say. →Read more...
For those cursed with sexual ennui, a new trend from Britain!
Can a marriage survive an affair? →Read more...
Metachat Weirdness See the screen-cap below. I think Wendell had this same problem. Weird that this happens since I have Adblock, etc.
Please to be esplaining?
(bump) SF Meetup tonight? At work, don't have time to search for it. When/where? Link? If it's in North Beach my work is very close.
are slugs harmful?→Read more...
You must know I love you... I am an honorable man... I have pluck... I have initiative... I can shift for myself and for others, too....
Oh, I am sure of that.
Then use me... let me help you... put me to the test...!
This is a whine and whuffle thread. →Read more...
Metachat Feature Requests. What extra features would you like to see on Metachat? What irks you about the user interface? How would you like to see things improved? Your thoughts please...
Best Energy Drink ad evar.
(Youtube, loudness and I think some profanities) From the comedy troupe Picnicface
which I found out contains an exbf of mine. Life's weird that way.
Wish me luck
I'm up for promotion... again. But this time looks more promising.→Read more...
These podcasts of late 60s/early 70s psychedelia are pretty intense and cool. The page is hard to read unless you turn off the style.
I am uninspired. →Read more...
ExQ Corpse or Communal Art? I think it would be cool to do a corpse in which each successive artist sees ALL of the preceding panel and can interact with and even extend his/her art onto it (or not) as s/he sees fit. Each artist could keep his/her piece just a little simpler to allow the next to add to it. What say ye?
Where am I, exactly? I've tried a number of times to figure out my new latitude and longitude since moving last December. The link Mathowie has linked to on MeFi only seems to do specific addresses for within the United States. My search for a site that looks up specific addresses for Canada for free has been fruitless so far. I'm sure there must be a way to look this up. Can anyone help me out with a link to the right place?
Three Point Status Update
1) I have weird gut-cramps.→Read more...
Gulp! The temperature could soar to 42 degrees Celsius (109F) in some parts of Greece by the weekend
. →Read more...
Doug Kershaw sold 18 million albums in the early '60's
and made his network premier on The Johnny Cash Show
debut in 1969. I remember seeing it and thinking that this long skinny man with the fiddle must be Satan's spawn. →Read more...
19 June 2007
Got any joke sites?
I'm bummed out.→Read more...
Radio Mecha - Music Box: Jazz Blues
It'sa me, on the Radio Mecha, playing a bunch of jazz blues songs, or blues jazz songs, or songs with 'blues' in their names, or something. Please listen, if you're so inclined.
I just got a broadcast e-mail at work with the subject "Drug Action Week" →Read more...
Am I Freaking People Out? →Read more...
Translation, please, in dumbed down English.
Can someone explain this to me in simple terms? I looked it up here
but it didn't help me much. What are they trusting, exactly?
So sometimes I have these dreams→Read more...
A couple of hours of stuff. Yes.
Reminder: SF Meetup tomorrow. Gaspode's in town! →Read more...
Hillary Clinton Campaign Song Announced
. And the winner is...
Vatican issues ‘10 Commandments’ for drivers
-- "...automobiles can be 'an occasion of sin' — particularly when they are used for dangerous passing or for prostitution...driving can bring out 'primitive' behavior in motorists, including 'impoliteness, rude gestures, cursing, blasphemy, loss of sense of responsibility or deliberate infringement of the highway code.'"
I just heard an attorney say the US Constitution is an "atavistic document" →Read more...
I came home to a message on my machine ... →Read more...
Do your parents read stuff you post on-line? Do your kids?
The next big musical to hit Broadway.
Would anyone like to do another emcee?
What about a theme this time? Yes? No?
The fat it blocks can come out of your body in embarrassing ways.
"The site suggests it's probably a "smart idea" to wear dark pants and bring a change of clothes to work if you use Alli."
Fresh beginnings* →Read more...
guy-tar playin singin guys much in my mind's playlist these days.
Long distance romances suck rocks.
Do not want.→Read more...
18 June 2007
Uncensored Trailer for David Wain's "The Ten"
NSFW Trailer for a film based on the Ten Commandments.
A chequered career, part deux
I've got follow-up news for this story
Anybody catch Hell's Kitchen tonight? →Read more...
*offers his throat to the wolfdaddy with the red roses*
Serenity/Joss Whedon Fan? →Read more...
Trabant turns 50.
Last Friday, two thousand fans gathered in Zwickau, Germany to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the
car that has become a symbol
of a bygone era
. Some history
. Some more history
, footage of quality control techniques [Youtube]
used at Trabant factory, and a commercial [Youtube]
from the 1960's. Previously
AskMusicMeCha Choo-choo! I want songs featuring trains or train-related, other than Gladys Knight & the Pips "midnight train to Georgia" and "night train", what should I go rummaging around in the vinyl bins for?
This is a whispering thread. Psst! You in the corner, keep it quiet, or take your conversation elsewhere!
My first Metafilter FPP
and maybe some poster's remorse right from the start.→Read more...
If it's Monday, this must be a SHOUTING THREAD! →Read more...
Opera Singer For The Win! Mobile Phone Salesman Paul Potts Wins Britain's Got Talent
. He'll sing before the Queen and says he'll use some of his £100,000 cash prize to buy a set of new teeth
I guess one nephew isn't enough for an uncle like me. Looks like I'll have another one in November.
Thanks for the birthday wishes!
It was a great day. Even though I spent the entire day by myself!→Read more...
Hypothetical filter: What sport is the easiest to become a "professional" in? →Read more...
neato dvd glitch! (youtube)
- this is what happened when i tried to watch little miss sunshine
on my ubuntu laptop yesterday.
as much as i love the movie, this was actually rather interesting!
It will only heal if you pick at it. The 12th day before a full moon falls on the 3rd Monday of the month, and you know what that means! It's time for another Bad Advice Day. Ask the Capn anything, receive bad advice.
Who's your favorite Homicide cop?
Bolander is excluded, because, you know, anyone with any sense will always choose Ned Beatty when given the choice.→Read more...
AskMeCha: Finding someone to read my writing →Read more...
You know what would have been more useful?
An actual list of leap years. Or am I just being overly fussy?
Let's just smile and pretend nothing's the matter, while shit still keeps happening →Read more...
My public commitment. →Read more...
Whoa, look, pictures.
17 June 2007
The Coach Blog
is a blog devoted to the late 80s/early 90s US TV show "Coach". What makes it so interesting is that it's written by someone who only has a vague notion of what the show was about, and who barely seems to remember any episodes, facts, plots, names of characters or the actors who play them. A true fan, in other words. The commenters
seem confused as well.
Happy Father's Day!
Don't eat your offspring, it's not good for genetic survival ;) photo credit to cuteoverload
The Heimlich maneuver works.
I used it on my mom at Sunday dinner today.→Read more...
Whilst I cannot compete with long, long nipple hair, this
, sadly, is what passes
Warning: contains children and Simon Cowell. Oh, and embedded video.
What's for breakfast? →Read more...
I've got the damn poison ivy again. →Read more...
Happy Birthday to Lola_G!
Oh, hail!! This
was shot about ten miles from my house, last Tuesday. This
was shot on Friday, by my friend the truck driver. (I don't know the person who shot the first video.)
16 June 2007
Fuzzbean and Coined were delightful people. We all live near a Kareoke Bar. →Read more...
Does anybody have vocabulary memorization tips? →Read more...
"A Fort Greene chef, wielding a pan full of olive oil,
chased an adult-tricycle thief on Sunday, sparking a madcap manhunt, a tricycle-car crash, and the rescue of a neighborhood icon."
I am so addicted to this game.→Read more...
I'm starting to get myself geared up for job searching. I started perusing jobsearch sites and the like, and Pips took me out to buy Big Boy clothes (khaki's, dress shirts) for interviews and the like. Porch, I miss you already.
happy saturday (and a story) →Read more...
Things Look Like Things.
I love this little blog that finds patterns, inspiration and mystery in other people's flickr photos. "The Influence of Cupcakes" is my favorite so far.
One of the achievements I am most proud of is that I can cook. And I cook very well.→Read more...
It's close to a hundred degrees outside, omg. Having a date downtown (girl friend, y'all) for 1:30 p.m., I left the house and started walking around 1... and realized about five steps later - no way. No fucking way. →Read more...
Go see a doctor!
- I already did that and he called it "remarkable!" what can have happened to my ribs?→Read more...
Just Between Us...
Mystery photography site. |||Please read the explanation before clicking the link||| →Read more...
15 June 2007
BP Radio: starting now. Upbeat, but with an edge.
My husband took me out to a Mexican restaurant
Why didn't you tell me pico de gallo had CILANTRO IN IT!!!!!!!! →Read more...
Tell me your come-from-behind relationship stories. →Read more...
IRC? Limited chance to talk to Mats, 1 hour only!
What time tonight in San Francisco at Eddie Rickenbackers? There are two prior threads and the announcement on the meet-up page, but no time given that I could find. It's around 5:00 p.m. now, and I work a few blocks away.
How families around the world eat. The British entry is shameful in the amount of packaged, processed food and the dearth of fresh produce. But I like the look of the Egyptian diet.
Apologies for any pop-ups on the site. I have a blocker but others have told me they've had pop-ups on here, harmless but annoying ones.
How can I bring peace to the War Between the Sexes?→Read more...
So long as we're talking about politeness and civility: Walk Left, Stand Right
Don't know much about history →Read more...
This Beethoven-themed sketch
from The Electric Company has stuck with me for ages. I remembered it more or less word for word, after almost 30 years. Look for Morgan Freeman playing a recorder in the orchestra. I've been looking for this one for years.
Why is today going.so.slow? Is it just the Friday curse?
What do kids need to know?
Today I've been following this MeFi thread on free-range kids. I liked the comment about the instructions children should get. What were yours?→Read more...
John Doe at Amoeba Records.
I saw this in-store performance the other night -- the first time I've ever seen him solo. He and his band did a sweet little set, and I'm now totally over the moon for the song "Golden State" off his new album
-- I think I've listened to it a couple dozen times since Tuesday night. (To hear it it in its entirely rather than just a sample, go visit the album page, click the blue "A Year in the Wilderness" box in the middle column.)
Oh good grief. →Read more...
Speaking of NPR and manners.
I was listening to The Story
today and at the tail end they had a smaller story that a guy from Chicago had written in to share. They called him to get the rest of the story.
Sopranos Finale - Spoilers Inside! →Read more...
Help with "hostess" gift... →Read more...
I hate valedictorian speeches! →Read more...
I got to be a role model today.
I was on the bus this morning, dazed and unhappy due to lack of sleep and over-caffienated stomachache and the homeless guy with the leaking bag who dribbled milk all over my leg who screamed "I KNOW IT'S LEAKING!!! STOP TELLING ME THAT!!! WHY IS EVERYONE IN THIS CITY SO UPTIGHT!!!" when it was pointed out to him, →Read more...
To the MeCha geekery.
Since you guys have always been so helpful to me, I thought I'd throw a form cheater tool your way in thanks! (If you're an eHub
reader you've probably already seen it, but I thought this one was especially helpful for the clueless such as myself.) Happy geeking!
Remember when we were saying that someone should create a blog about cool posters? Somebody did!
Reminder: SF Meetup tonight! →Read more...
An hour of radio about Saturday, Saturday night, and Sunday.
"A Snake in the Grass" - Bob Fosse's dance scene from The Little Prince
Fosse befriended a young Michael Jackson in the 70s, and it's obvious from watching his (Fosse's) moves in this scene that some of his influence must have rubbed off on the little tyke.
Poll for the rock geeks among us. →Read more...
Espers, Vetiver, Greg Weeks, Madagascar???
Has anyone delved far into this kind of neo-indie-folkie-psychedelic stuff? I've listened to some of it, but I'm interested in more and looking for recommendations.→Read more...
Photo Friday: Signs . . . Hand-lettering, doodles... interpret as you like. Thanks, lfr!
So I made this pasta last night →Read more...
Psix psychedelic psongs phor Phriday phun:
Pink Floyd "Astronomy Domine"
Pink Floyd "Matilda Mother"
Pink Floyd "Interstellar Overdrive"
The Darkside "Guitar Voodoo"
Primal Scream "Higher Than The Sun"
The 13th Floor Elevators "Slip Inside This House"
Perfect pop songs #1. →Read more...
The perfect addition to Specklets tiny animals
. The teeeniest tinyest wee widdle red froggie on a fingernail
Dinner party on the Jubilee line
This is why I like the Tube better than the NYC Subway (sorry).
It's a beautiful day! →Read more...
Your Favorite/"Best" Satan?
Who is your favorite or the "best" Satan? Pacino? Nicholson? DeNiro? Or maybe "Him
" from the Powerpuff Girls
? →Read more...
Wait Wait--I'll tell you! (attending a taping of NPR's quiz show)
I went to a taping of NPR's "Wait Wait Dont Tell Me!" tonight in Salt Lake City.→Read more...
14 June 2007
Not even sure how to say it... →Read more...
that I have got recently.→Read more...
This thread is disappointed.→Read more...
Funny bone tickler.
somewhat juvenile but I'm laughing hysterically. stay with the slow beginning.
Can I stop having to fix things please? [rant inside] →Read more...
What to do about an employer that's trying to stiff you out of your bonus?
It's my first ffp, so please be kind ;)→Read more...
Help for an unhappy heart Or:
Is "almost 30" too young to have "dangerously high" blood pressure?→Read more...
A friend of mine responded to this Craigslist ad
and instead of getting a response from pictured cute girl, he got a response from a sperm bank. Unfair, no? Flag please!
I think I've gotten into TMI territory here.
Not about anything exciting, about my past career choices. A Marketing Guru Blogger's post about Responsibility prompted me to write about my experience. Not my best writing; totally not funny; I'm wondering if I should've put this on the Public Intarweb at all. That said, would you read it and give me your opinion? :)
Yet another meetup post
Hey guys. For real this time can we sort out a place to meetup next Wednesday in San Francisco. →Read more...
My first MeCha FPP is about my 9 month old son and his chicken pox.
Take a one-minute vacation. "One-minute vacations are unedited recordings of somewhere, somewhen. Sixty seconds of something else."
My local corner store has
started carrying these
. Hugh Janus says they've been around for years, but I've never seen them. But they're 35 cents a pack and taste OK, although I have no idea why they've suddenly shown up here.
Any MeChazens in Washington DC next Saturday night?
If so, how about coming to a meetup with a bunch of librarians and other fun people?
Stupid ebay n00b question
When to bid/not bid on an unpopular item?→Read more...
Either WMP is posessed, or Brian Setzer is
Submitted for your approval, two songs that sound wayyy too much alike for my mental well-being...→Read more...
I'm making a baked mac n' cheese and I just realized I don't have the required 2 eggs→Read more...
Ask MeCha ladies. →Read more...
Very weird day →Read more...
Give me your best pre-flight calming techniques.
Mechazens, I have to get on a plane and travel down South American-way in just a few hours, and I am paralyzed by anxiety. →Read more...
The Progressive Majority: Why a Conservative America Is a Myth
is a new report by Media Matters. I've only had time to skim it so far, but it looks interesting and seems very well-researched.
Help name the new pooch!
I adopted this little guy yesterday afternoon and he needs a new name. My friends (if you can call them that) keep coming up with bizarre suggestions, so I turn to Metachat in my time of need...
AskMecha: Madlib / random headline generator? →Read more...
I'm tired of people asking me who is going to win the next Presidential election It's more than 16 months away! No, I haven't decided who I'm voting for yet.
We found an apartment! Yay! →Read more...
This made even MY eyes water.
Because I'm a sucky hack at CSS...
What's most unsettling about my boss..
is that she'll start screaming but be fine 5 mintutes later. She's so, so tense and just cussing at everything this week. just a longwinded complaint, avoid if you don't want bummer-ism.→Read more...
THIS IS YET ANOTHER SHOUTING THREAD! →Read more...
13 June 2007
Radio Citrus: Mashups Playing now!
LT is IMPROV BOY! →Read more...
Mr. Blue Sky
(youtube) What current American tv commercial features this song? It's driving me nuts.
Wendellsday Wadio: The Ampersands of Time @6:30 Pacific
Finishing my alpha list of artists/groups with "&"s. Last time ended with Paul McCartney & Wings and Paul Revere & the Raiders, so I'll start with 3 "Peter"s that will be much more cool.
I love this kitty cat. I didn't think I could like a cat but he is curled in my lap and purring, and he's been here almost a year but I love him to bits!
While waiting at the airport, I came up with the idea for Choo-Choo Airlines...
The second paragraph of this article cracked me up when I read it years ago. For some reason it jumped back into my head today and I just had to share it.
Criss Angel did it better bitch!
YouTube actually makes me laugh for once.
- Modern Celebs In Old Art
I'm sure most everyone has seen their fare share of Worth1000 Photoshop contests. But I was bored this afternoon and ran across this current contest. I think quite a few of the entries are brilliant.
New dog in my family!
Say hello to my parents' boxer, Smike!
Natalia y la Forquetina - "Casa"
Sugary pop goodness en Espanol.
I find this logo rather amusing in a juvenile way. Via thisisbroken.com.
Obvious Things That Fly Right Over Your Head...
Did we talk about this lately? I do it all the time. Two of my recent realizations are inside. Yours? →Read more...
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD! →Read more...
In case you missed the post
, as I almost did, I highly recommend taking a look at the two films Schyler523 posted yesterday. Really beautiful experimental work from a young filmmaker named Emily Foster
My ulnar nerve is twinging and aching. Am I going to die from carpal tunnel syndrome soon?
The sensitive male. Bronx style. →Read more...
it's just fun to sit back and watch a train wreck
Top Secret Cosmetic Question So it strikes me that my eyebrows are way too intense (by virtue of being fairly heavyset.) What can be done about it? Does it need to be done by a stylist or can you pick up the tool involved and do it yourself?
Smithsonian Global Sound has some streaming radio channels. I recommend the Calypso channel. Each channel has a smallish amount of content, which loops, but they're still awesome. In my spare time I'd like to work up an FPP on Lord Invader.
Damn you Blizzard Entertainment DAAAAAMNNNNN YOUUUUUUU TOOOOO HELLLLLLL! →Read more...
So I'm making a big clock. →Read more...
At the risk of betraying a confidence,
here's an email my nephew composed to Lightning McQueen of the "Cars" movie. →Read more...
Home, tired and stinky →Read more...
A recently killed whale was carrying fragments of a 19th-century harpoon. He is estimated to have been 130 years old.
This week's art project... [more inside]
I has a bunny...
For some reason, this song
has been popping up on 'shuffle' a lot. But I don't mind since it's one of the funniest (and funkiest) songs of it's era. Enjoy.
Fish-skull-thingies at AskMe.
I love these sorts of questions, and the new (to me) words that accompany them!
Local short art films... →Read more...
The Mayan notation doesn't click with me..... Happy (Early? Belated?)Birthday Eideteker!
what's on your desktop? →Read more...
12 June 2007
Is this a horribly inappropriate cover letter?
So I'm applying for the volunteer program at NPR West
and trying to decide how informal I can get away with being in the cover letter.→Read more...
Purple Drank i'm a grip n sip
Ever since I first heard of this (about 36 hours ago), I've been laughing uncontrollably at the very thought of Purple Drank! It's gangsta to drink cough syrup mixed with Sprite now. Does anybody else recall a time when hip hop culture was not quite this stupid?
Uploading Nikon Pictures? →Read more...
Life is really funny, init? What's the last thing that happened to you that made you say "huh - life is funny"?
Radio from Cyst Valley: Ampersand In My Shoes
@ 8PM Pacific Time, continuing the set that was cut off by a Regularly Scheduled Technical Difficulty from my cabal internet provider. Let's see how far they let me go tis time...
I should know this but... Anyone know of a free software thingamabob for the computer (PC)that will let me record a bit of audio only off a dvd?
Map App AskMecha?
I'm looking for a tool→Read more...
Someone just tried
to break into my apartment→Read more...
Whale of a tale!
19th century weapon found inside REALLY OLD WHALE!
Your first kiss? Tell us about it!
I've been looking at this and the calculations on this too have to be way, way off. Does she account for inflation in the expenses? I don't know how to tell. Anyhow, it's a neat little calculator.
What do you know about sourdough? I'm finally venturing into the world of making sourdough bread, but everywhere I look there's conflicting advice. Use the starter as is; make a batter with milk and let it sit for hours and then use some of that and put the rest back; proof the dough for some ridiculous amount of time in a sealed container; only make sourdough bread during a waxing moon in a month with no 'r' in it or you'll be damned for all eternity. Googling reveals yet more contradictions. I beg you to lead me out of this wilderness (or add to it in amusing ways). What can you tell me about this culinary marvel?
I have now joined the ranks of the uninsured →Read more...
Hey folks, I'm back too!
I've got a few more photos, but I'm having problems with not being able to spin up my portable hard disc, so most of the photos will have to wait until I can get technical assistance (someone I trust recommended a guy, so it's just a question of finding the time and money to get it done). The trip was great!
Heh! What do you consider other post-ers niches to be?
(A follow-up to this
.) →Read more...
I've tried to write a "Hi guys! I'm back! post for several times now, but things always sort of got out of hands and...well, I've been "back" for a week now. I'm also not at home right now: I'm in Helsinki, at the World Congress of Semiotics
. Boy, am I excited to be here...
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD! →Read more...
He's a Super Snooper.
"Roy's Food Repair" comedy sketch from January 13, 1984
Featuring John Candy and Valerie Bromfeld, with Dave Thomas, Carrie Fisher, and Paul Simon. →Read more...
FYI--the third season of Deadwood comes out on DVD today, and all three seasons are currently on sale at Amazon for a scant $50 each.→Read more...
I am a very busy wench! List what is making you busy inside.
1) funding grants!→Read more...
Hi guys! I'm in the Apple store at Central Park so I thought I'd take the chance to say hi to you all.
I've had a wonderful trip and I'm heading home tonight, so I'll see you all tomorrow.
Some of you don't read Mefi all the time,
so I though I should point out this heartwarming link. Accordian goodness inside.
This Thread Is For Actual Facts Only →Read more...
Why just for dogs?
Honestly, what social occasion wouldn't be improved by bacon-scented bubbles?
It just doesn't get any better than this
I got to play boats this weekend. Here are some Flickrpics.→Read more...
What's on the music menu?
Thinking only of bands/artists, not songs...
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Safari, No Good
I haven't been much of an Apple enthusiast. In fact, it was my lack of experience working with Macs that made me extra-curious about the Beta test of Safari for Windows. →Read more...
11 June 2007
What's your niche? I created an FPP for MeFi tonight about crafting with plastic bags, and as I worked on it I mused that, although I'm a lacklustre poster, I do seem to have a niche: unusual craft posts. Over here, of course, my niche is telling stories. What do you feel you do as a MeFite or MeChazen that distinguishes you a little from the herd?
Blogger removed from baseball game for blogging
Silly news.com.com.com.com.com story, which contains sillier "First Amendment" bleatings. But I liked the headline.
I am looking at scales on the Kmart website.
There is one advertised as "comes with a non-replaceable lithium battery for long life." Non-replaceable? This does not seem like a positive thing to me.
MorbidFilter: How do you think you will die? →Read more...
From London to Jamaica
This Saturday we saw Chris Salewicz
read from his new biography of Joe Strummer, Redemption Song: The Ballad of Joe Strummer
. (It’s very good, by the way. I haven’t quite finished yet, but I feel confident in recommending it. Salewicz does a great job of humanizing someone who always seemed so much larger than life.) →Read more...
Herzog is right -- we'll never leave, will we? →Read more...
Facebook: why, lord, why? People keep inviting me to join this latest networking thingy. I didn't use Friendster and detested MySpace, so what's so fabulous about Facebook?
The pimp and prostitutes? Yeah, they live across the street. There is, of course, →Read more...
I have a new bed →Read more...
Clothes what are neither dirty nor clean,
what do you do?→Read more...
Help me make the coolest mailbox EVAH!
The kid thinks our mailbox would look better covered in dinosaurs and I concur.→Read more...
Three unrelated things. →Read more...
I am the cook in the family
(Wife does all cleaning, dishes, most gardening, a bunch of other stuff) Anyway, →Read more...
Interlibrary Loan Is Your Friend.
I love my local library systems. 95% of the time, they have what I want. Sometimes, though, my interests outpace their holdings. And for those occasions, there’s Interlibrary Loan→Read more...
Help out a charity via eBay.
I can't believe I hadn't heard about this until now. MissionFish lets you send a percentage of any eBay sale (up to 100%, minimum $5) to a charity you choose.→Read more...
Okay, this may be a really stupid question, but... Little bitty mini-disk with software driver installation stuff + normal sized CD drive. Little bitty disk do not fit. Halp.
Iconomy's gonads smacks someone down on mefi
Am I suffering from an aneurysm is did Iconomy ask once asked us for computer game recommendations?
So, Iconomy - did you ever check out Planescape: Torment?
10 June 2007
I have always liked the song Iko Iko
and thought it was a song of Caribbean origin but it is in fact a New Orleans song. Written by James "Sugarboy
" Crawford and first recorded in 1953 by James as Sugar Boy & the Cane Cutters
. He never got paid royalties
*SPOILERIFIC* What did you think of the Sopranos? →Read more...
Coming Photo Fridays - The Lineup
This coming Friday the theme is signs (hand lettering, doodles, signs etc) and the Friday after that is Schroedinger's LoLCatz. Thanks to lonefrontranger and mischief thanks for those ideas! The Friday after that, how about Where I Sleep, as suggested by BoringPostcards here
? Would you love to see everyone's nappy/happy time places?
Westside LA dinner tomorrah
At The Vegan Joint
. Fuzzbean and Coined and Klangklangston and Holyrood and... You?→Read more...
Works in progress (or at a standstill, as the case may be) I currently have in progress: two sweaters on knitting needles, a green satin and lace dress on my sewing table, one stained glass panel of a ballerina, one stained glass lampshade, one pencil portrait of my grandparents' Swan, one novel, and one essay for my blog. What creative projects do you have on the go?
the little people
We have strawberries...and cherries, too!
Bunnies, I need your help! →Read more...
OMG KANGAROO! absurdity rating: high. via
Do pets hold a grudge? (reposting it from another forum) →Read more...
is it wrong of me... →Read more...
Gay Is 'Da Bomb!
-- Pentagon Confirms It Sought To Build A 'Gay Bomb'
Having finally gotten back to Zelda on the Wii, I find myself incredibly bad at fighting on horseback..→Read more...
I stumbled upon this "Wisdom Scorecard" test at the NYT, and found it amusing that the selection formulation for the top score consists of the choosing all the obvious answers while eschewing the slightest shred of nuance. Apparently, wisdom is about caring deeply
about and getting along with all
other people! All
the time! And feeling really good
about yourself! This thing makes 90% of the "What-X-Are-YOU?" Quizilla quizzes look deep by comparison, and anybody honestly scoring a "5" would have to be an utter simpleton... or a raging egomaniac (or more likely both). →Read more...
Living up to your heritage
I can't imagine living in the shadows of my family if they came from background like this. →Read more...
Lot's of folks were stoned in 1968...
09 June 2007
Please Come To IRC....I Want to Talk to Someone! Please...please...coff coff...ack. →Read more...
Any good booze blogs out there? →Read more...
Bunny Tracks has a flavor... Blue Bunny ice cream, that is. Mmmm....I had mine in a little blue bowl. It had little chocolate covered peanut butter bunnies in it.
Addis here I come! →Read more...
JanetLand, Hellbient, other Richmond Expats, Lovers, or Haters, song inside →Read more...
Radio b - Rudie Can't Fail
All transmitters to full, all amplifiers to boost. It's raining, Science Girl is napping, and I'm on the radio. If you're tuned to Radio Mecha, you're tuned right. Beginning at half-past the hour.
by mudpuppie makes me wonder: am I the only person here who's never seen an episode of The Sopranos
Four minutes of Japanese cuisine.
I thought this was rather lovely.
OMG! Dressed-up Dogs!
Cuteness or abuse? Title on page says "why dogs bite people."
What are your plans for the weekend? →Read more...
(Mp3 and NSFW cover art.)
08 June 2007
I'm applying to volunteer at NPR West--
the main production facility is a few blocks from my apartment. I'd forgotten how hard it is to write a decent cover letter.→Read more...
A Disgrace to the Forces of Evil
This video is BRILLIANT! but long. It's a thumbnail lesson in copyright law (with an anti-bent) spliced together from Disney property.
I saw it at Corante, Copyfight. It's probably made a lot of rounds, but I thought I'd share anyway!
Phoenix is happening
Tuesday, June 12 at 7pm, Los Dos Molinos
. Come wish me a happy birthday!
Doing my best to be at my best
but actually just blasting music and having cocktails→Read more...
Metafilter versus the Washington Post: who links more. (inside) →Read more...
Something to keep your mind off Paris Hilton:
Watch the Space Shuttle Lift-off in the next 20 minutes (we hope)
I actually just told some kids to goml →Read more...
Grief can be weird. →Read more...
FRIDAY SHOUTING THREAD!!!
WE JUST HEARD FROM THE HOUSING OFFIE AT STEVE'S NEW HOSPITAL AND IT TURNS OUT THAT THEY DON'T HAVE HOUSING FOR US AFTER ALL!!!! WE HAVE THREE WEEKS TO FIND A NEW APARTMENT AND WE ARE AWAY THIS WEEKEND AND NEXT!!! →Read more...
Mefi impact measured →Read more...
Wanna try a Google Image Exquisite Corpse? →Read more...
I really like Planters Heat Peanuts. and Budweiser. I have mixed feelings about insane Greeks from Whitestone who think they're mercenaries. Since TVLand stopped showing 10pm M*A*S*H reruns, I've taken to falling asleep around 8:30. What does it all mean?
Apropos of Nothing. . .
I was remembering the first time I saw Harold and Maude
, when it came out, back in the 70's. Loved the movie, and →Read more...
Hey rainbaby! How is life in Richmondville?
Maid it up A certain ex of mine is going to be staying in town for two nights later this month because he has to attend a conference. I asked ExMan if he’d like room service and offered to show up at his hotel room door in a French maid outfit. He said no, he finds those costumes so cheesy. I then offered to show up in a genuine maid’s outfit — I’d wear a polyester overall and arrive at his door with a cart stocked with cleaning solvents and rubber gloves. He nixed that idea too and said to just show up. Obviously my creativity is underappreciated in this world.
I'm whiling away my Friday in the Roots Music Listening Room.
An excellent soundtrack to Friday newsletter writing. I'm in "White Country Gospel" right now. See you there?
Holy ****, holy ****, holy ****...
Never look at the Tarot when making a critical decision. Hope me, MeCha. →Read more...
Work Woes More inside to follow as soon as I type it.
there's trouble in paradise.
07 June 2007
the imponderables thread →Read more...
Today I almost bought a budgie... Should I get one, bunnies?
5 Current Blog Favorites
Let's do another round of this, because I have 120 feeds and still have nothing to read, so hook a sister up→Read more...
Do YOU remember what baby aspirin tastes like? I'm being met with skepticism that an adult can recall the unique flavor of St. John's baby aspirin. Prove me right.
in which i redact my rant and suggest a foto phriday theme... →Read more...
Free at last!
Paris Hilton's long nightmare is finally over.
OMG! Kangaroo Kitten!
Appologies if it's a double.(pun intended)
My next vacation spot
Diamonds for everyone!!!
Photos from recent London meetups
(featuring seanyboy in London, and ketchonnaise).
Movie and TV show titles in translation.
This is a post where I ask for recommendations for childrens mystery movies. Already covered: For the Love of Benji, Scooby Doo, Spy Kids, Harriet the Spy, The Great Mouse Detective.
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD →Read more...
This post is for FACTUAL information only →Read more...
June meetups? I just tried and failed with the search function. I have the vaguest recollection of two June meetups, one around the 15th or so (in North Beach? at Eddie Rickenbackers?) and one around the 20th or so. Help me?
Before the Music Dies
is an independently produced documentary on the failure of the major record lables and music-business conglomerates to find, cultivate, and distribute artists of great talent and what that's doing to the contemporary music scene and the lives of artists working today. →Read more...
The Doomsday ?
Whether it is transmitted through a network connection, between pages sharing the same host, or through unprotected cybersex is uncertain.
Hey, I dunno.
was both the chief musical architect and the first true poet of what we now know as rock and roll. One of his last hits was a tune about a dope-dealing couple ("Tulane and Johnny opened a novelty shop/Back under the counter, was the cream of the crop") that rarely gets heard on the oldies stations, for obvious reasons, so I give you Chuck Berry with "Tulane."
'Abstract' is tomorrow's Photo Friday theme. Are your cameras fired up?
So how do I fix my boss?
I've got a weird-ass manager problem. We're having a meeting this afternoon whre I might be able to address it. Anyone care to shed some light?→Read more...
06 June 2007
Helping fill the void.
Radio Mecha - Music Box
Here I am, on the Radio Mecha. Soul, and probably some other stuff. Please listen, if you're so inclined.
Silly question, but I can't find it on Google: How do you pronounce kaiten, as in kaiten-zushi?→Read more...
Walking With Dinosaurs--LIVE!!!
I just bought tickets. My kid is going to have a joy freak out when she gets to see dinos actual size.
may I suggest Schroedinger's LoLCatz
? (Very loosely interpreted, of course.)
WHO ARE YOU AND WHERE ARE YOU GOING?
Like The Polyphonic Spree, Mercury Rev and The Flaming Lips?
Then you might just like Denmark's own The Kissaway Trail
, who are rather fine indeed
I just put on lip plumper
and my lips are burning. AND I LOVE IT.→Read more...
"'Somebody pooped in your yard!' she announced."
Events as described by my wife. This is why I don't work from home.
Every morning I awaken with a song in my head --
actually, two songs.→Read more...
What's your favourite go-to website for a guaranteed laugh?
(let's assume I can has cheezburger
has already been mentioned, huh?)→Read more...
Chillmost's 'murder ballad' post
yesterday got me thinking on how the murder ballad tradition continued from the Appalachians into more modern country music. Like in this song
, one of the most chilling numbers to ever hit the airwaves. or this soul cover of a C&W classic
that recasts the whole tradition as farce.
What the World Eats
(I snagged this from Consumerist).
I thought it was neat.→Read more...
Continuation of the movie theame.
Inspired by a topic a little further down the page:→Read more...
Cooking bunnies, to my aid!
Help me think up some tasty, bite-sized, farmer's-market-sourced snacks for a party on Saturday.→Read more...
Can anybody help me find this movie? There was a short film I watched online a while ago, but the name and site are escaping my memory. It was about a young guy who's driving and popping too many pep pills, and ends up running over a mannequin in a small town. Things get weirder from there with the mannequins. Anybody? Thanks
How did that get there? Last evening there was a dead fish, maybe 12 inches long, on my lawn. The nearest water is a river a half mile away. How'd it get there?
Breaking up is hard to do.
And sucky. And hard. With apologies to mike9322
, there is within much flailing about the ending of relationships. →Read more...
For the past couple days, I've been rereading Tim Sandlin
's Gro Vont Trilogy, three books covering the misadventures of a roaringly dysfunctional extended family in Wyoming over a span of 30 years. →Read more...
How many times have you called 911 (or equivalent - emergency#)? →Read more...
- the birthday gift you get the gal who has everything. I returned to my inbox to find 8679 "returned to sender" mails. Yeay.→Read more...
05 June 2007
one that got away →Read more...
Today on Oprah:
Michael Moore on 'Sicko' - Part 1
It completes me.
My car stereo was stolen, and all I got was a lousy t-shirt.
No really, they left me a shirt. →Read more...
Brits Lose 855,000 Phones Down Toilets Each Year
"Hold on, mate. Yeah, I can still 'ear 'ya...roight, roight, I'm a bit slug-nutty...heading for the loo...oh, shite, gurgle, gurgle
$1300 tan for school pics? Try a $500 K bat mitzvah!
"Erica, an aspiring designer, and 100 of her mostly preteen friends made a grand entrance on a purple carpet lined with actors portraying paparazzi and media hounds." ... and that's just the beginning. heheh
AskMecha - How long should you bake chicken breasts? →Read more...
Please help me with a Bluetooth problem before I rip out all of my beautiful, beautiful hair.→Read more...
You Can Call Me Working I got a job! I'm going to the NYC Meetup tonight! Today is good!
I just now almost ate a ladybug. →Read more...
Working late! Our email server crashed at work. Hard-drive went kablooey
Hey this is my first post. The email server at the office crashed at 3pm. Now I have to restore it onto a new HD from the backup tapes*. This is gonna take a while. So I thought I'd drop you all a line while I wait for the tapes to be copied.→Read more...
Hope me with the internets. →Read more...
I'm getting new glasses for the first time in 20 years and →Read more...
essexjan just called me!
Her flight went great!→Read more...
The most embarrasingly bad rock video. ever.
Never has one man shredded whatever rock cred he had so quickly.
Guinness says, "Stand by your man." (TV ad on YouTube, possibly NSFW due to shirtless guy)
Happily married (or otherwise committed) people: Please tell me uplifting, heartwarming stories about your relationship. Just need to read stuff like that right now. KTHXBYE.
Animal Copyright Foundation
(youtube of Colbert presenting idea and his film ashes&snow which is hella sexy in parts, scroll forward) You guys heard of this? Participating advertisers would use a button showing that they donate “1 percent of a media buy, including print, broadcast and Internet, [for ads] that use animals back to the animals”
. →Read more...
Happy Birthday meeeeeee!
- all I want is a nice sunny day and some drupal-issues solved, hahaha. ;) →Read more...
paulsc made a lovely and sad essay in a sad thread here.
It captures the modern misery in a few sentences. It made me think about my job, and my new, rough efforts to have a poker face..→Read more...
04 June 2007
hmm I can hear the rain drizzling down and an odd bird squeaking in the pine tree. Other than that all is silent. The cats sit motionless about 8 feet away. One is staring off to the left. The other stares off to the right. I have a dull insistent pressure behind my eyes. I feel like I am in a Bergman film.
I'm at ur airport uzin ur internetz →Read more...
Just came back from a Slow Food potluck. You sure can tell rhubarb is in season because...→Read more...
my internet has been turned off! →Read more...
As a thanks for all the music lately,
I give you The Dirtiest Song I've Ever Heard. A sweet lil' number from 1959, written by the singer's brother. (Jeepers!)
This LOLCAT made me bellow laugh.
bellow-laughing. Those who've met me know that when something strikes me just right, I explode with laughter. Yeah.
*fritters and wastes the hours in an off-hand way*
Cell phone rant. →Read more...
So, I come to LA looking for a magazine job. Everyone assures me that there are far more magazines here than anywhere except NY.
Best interview so far? Barely Legal.
So, um, if I get this— what would I tell future employers? I was young and needed the money? →Read more...
Because Mondays suck
and because not all Buffett is Margaritaville, Cheeseburger in Paradise and Volcano.→Read more...
OK, I'm ready to go →Read more...
i'm going to have to turn in my cuteologist card
had to stay till 7:30 at work today. it was an incredibly fucking shitty day, and near the end, kitsch, the tuxedo office cat, jumped up on the desk and peered fascinatedly at the busy printer..→Read more...
The Mister is Going to Kill Me →Read more...
It's Raining Jonmc
A 2-hour (if my internet provider lets me) set of RAIN songs from the last 50+ years, some you've never heard, some you'll wish you never heard again. Dedicated to everybody back east caught in the rain today...
Okay, since no one officially set a date, I'm doing it now:
Gaspode in SF, Wednesday, June 20th. Previously.→Read more...
James Brown is a Belfast postman who sidelines as Jimmy the King, Elvis impersonator.
On the Graveland album he covers 16 rock standards by dead rockers including→Read more...
Bunny! OMG! Last one from me for a few days
I want the rain to stop. or at least slow down enough for me to return to my rightful place on the porch. Get to work, Nature.
OMG! Scary, long, vivid zombie dream! →Read more...
Sore throat help
I came home from work because my throat is sore! I got some Chloroseptic but it doesn't seem to be doing anything. Any household remedies/recommendations? Gargling with warm salt water didn't help much either. It's one of those "it'll hurt if I swallow" thingies where I can't even sleep without waking up every half hour. Blah. →Read more...
is someone I have always liked, but this weekend I bought a couple of CD's
for a buck
. I was thinking that jonmc HAS to be aware of this guy
It's turned into a guycrush, I'm afraid. (John, not jon.)
Women in Art
500 years of female portraits in Western art condensed in a three minute morphing video.
More London meetup shenanigans on Tuesday the 5th:
seanyboy's in town!→Read more...
Late life learning Until very recently, I thought a pony was a baby horse. It was also only fairly recently that I realized that an envelope is called an envelope because it envelopes its contents.
What knowledge have you come to shockingly late?
I went for a run yesterday!
That in itself is front-page post worthy, because damn, I'm out of shape. But that's not why I'm posting.→Read more...
The Kinks- "This Time Tomorrow"
I've been sort of obsessed with this song ever since hearing it on this movie trailer I linked
a couple of weeks ago. It's also sent me on little bit of a Kinks binge... more songs (hits and lesser-known tracks) inside!→Read more...
Bad music to cheer up your Monday
Yes, it's the glory of all that is Wing
. You're welcome.→Read more...
03 June 2007
Three more 70's one hit wonders and three 70's one hit wonders covers.
What awesome thing did you see today? →Read more...
MTV Movie Awards Live, right now. Discussion in #bunnies, or in this thread.
Was that today? Is there a backup meetup for Tuesday that I heard about, stored in my hind-brain, and have now forgotten?→Read more...
Radio W: This Amersand Goes to 11
Idea stolen from Eideteker, all artists with "&"s, just about NOW.
I'm going to be playing "A Show of Ands
"; a collection of music by artists with "and" somewhere in their name. Tune in to Radio Mecha
I hate shaving but don't want a beard.
Can anyone recommend me a moderately-priced beard trimmer with a super-low setting? If you must jest, please make use of Aragorn
or the like. References to Don Johnson
will be considered mean-spirited and cruel ;-)
Happy Birthday, j_p! As of today, the third day of the sixth month of the 2007th year of the Common Era, I am 36 years old.
Happy Birthday to Me!
All packed! →Read more...
More one-hit wonders:
from The Wendell Collection...
Have we talked about The Life of Others? ---um, yes, spoilers. On the inside. →Read more...
Three more 70's one hit wonders. + 3 for chewatadistance.
02 June 2007
This thread is worthless without pics.
No that is not what it's about.
An interview with the still writing every day 86 year old Ray Bradbury.
Propane canister recycling help?
How do I yank the stem out of a Coleman propane canister? →Read more...
Rock Out. Rock On. Get it on like Donky Kong? →Read more...
A last minute, pre-holiday radio session. On now!
I actually did my hair today. →Read more...
This game almost drove me insane, but I finally got all the way through it. I had to cheat and read the solution to stage 33, but I figured out the rest of them myself. Whew!
This is a grandbun thread.
As of today the little scamp is five months old.
So, how are all the bunny babies doing? And remember, this thread is USELESS without pics.
Radio Free Sciurus:
Starting in about 30 minutes. Rock, punk, indie, eclectica.
How to make a million (swedish) - fast? just a brain teaser. I wanna buy my old, sick and now retired mom a nice place to live but lack a million (maybe two depending on bidding). So do I play the lotto, sell drugs, or rob a bank?
Today is Saturday →Read more...
Hello from Pärnu, Estonia, a sleepy little seaside town.
There's absolutely nothing to do here except go to the beach, and I'm not a beachgoer. I do have a ticket for the opera tonight, though. →Read more...
Terrified animals cornered by ferocious birds Somebody, help them, please, for God's sake, help them ...
Thanks paulsc and treepour
- I've taken the plunge and moved my whole site to drupal. I'm scared. ;)→Read more...
Three more 70's one hit wonders.
01 June 2007
You're a filthy, filthy little macbook.
So I noticed that my macbook palm rest was discolored, and I assumed that I had done something wrong, like failing to wash my hands thoroughly after digging up my sprinkler system. Then I noticed two cracks along the base of the palm rest.[more inside]
Can someone explain this to me?
I had nothing, absolutely NOTHING to do with it.
Crossposted from MeTa-you.
Anyone going to GG Park tomorrow?
It's hard to tell if it's hap-hap-happening, but maybe a few people are going. (The thread says noon to 2 near Sharon Arts.)
Everyone else has stopped speaking to me. Help me kill an hour in IRC?
A matter of perspective
[mildly NSFW]. A series
of playful photos I stumbled upon on Flickr today.
A shortish, upbeat set starting right about now.
I can't imagine what it was like for him in there; everything from hearing about 9/11, to Bush's occupancy. 8 freaking years.
has some really excellent travel photos from places like Borovsk
"My dog ate it..."
And an idea for a website... →Read more...
Los Angeles Meetup Recon
So... Um... I'm in LA now, and I'd like to have a meetup. But I'm not sure where, y'know, and I think sometime next week would be good, but, y'know, I don't have a real busy schedule or nothin' either, so, um, what do the rest of you think? And stuff.→Read more...
In the past several days,
California legislators proposed a law that would make it easier for registered domestic partners to change their last names
to that of their 'spouse.' Prison officials have changed regulations so that gay inmates can receive conjugal visits
from their partners. And one woman is suing eHarmony.com
for refusing its services to gays and lesbians. Full disclosure: I know the woman who filed the suit.
Photo Friday: Crime Scene Photos... and 'Abstract' next week? Then 'Signs' after that? Does that make everyone happy? Thanks.
Very late-notice last-minute Friday night London mini meetup invitation →Read more...
Garden Roundup →Read more...
This morning there was a stranger passed out in a lawn chair in my back yard
i just got a 15.4% pay increase!!!!!!!!!!!! →Read more...
Why are *you* awake at 4:26 in the morning? I hit the trifecta of sleeplessness: lots to do later today, super bright street light, full moon, and industrial-strength hayfever.
New Mexico to curb drunken driving with talking urinal cakes. When a man steps up, the motion-sensitive plastic device says, in a woman's voice that is flirty, then stern: "Hey, big guy. Having a few drinks? Think you had one too many? Then it's time to call a cab or call a sober friend for a ride home."
I won on Blingo!
Hooray for putting it in my Firefox search bar and obsessively looking for info for flea and tick meds for our dog! Free movie tickets!
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