31 July 2007
Help me feel more at ease around strangers? →Read more...
We need a theme for this week's Photo Friday! We ran through the list that we've had going for the past few weeks... what do y'all want to do this week?
Newsflash. Cat tongues are excellent mosquito bite scratchers.
Because, what's really needed here is some self indulgent nonsense. →Read more...
Last night, I watched my second-favorite comedy show,
'Hannity & Colmes'. The night's topic: exorcism. I see somebody uploaded a small clip to YouTube
KHAAAAAN! No, wait: SPOOOOOCK!
I'm up there and arsehat's brilliant sporkspock is too. And there's some GREAT new stuff
from a recent comic-con. And the host seems a cool dude.
a horrible realisation
so, when I speak in a small, light, feathery voice and creep around like a mouse and just ABASE MYSELF AND MAKE MYSELF SMALLER, people seem to like me better. I am EXTREMELY angry about this.→Read more...
Holiwhat, Now? Working stiffs: how many days of annual leave [paid vacation] do you get every year?
SO MANY THANKS TO SHOUT OUT... →Read more...
This would be a shouting thread but I just don't have the energy. *sigh*
Since Facebook is "upgrading" and I'm feeling twitchy... Can y'all give me some fake "News Feed" items, to calm the jitters until FB comes back?
My New Deck
Which the cats
have taken no time to colonize.
I tore out the juniper bush
on the corner of the house to do this. So one less bush to trim, one more living space, in the Summer.
taught history at my high school, and was inducted into the National Lacrosse
Hall of Fame my junior year. Strangely (for a guy with his lax credentials), he coached girls' soccer, and left the lacrosse coaching to a bumbling idiot who taught us to lose and little else.
Notebook, Desk Diary, Day Planner, Action List?
What's your poison? I need a new system. OCD thread of the day.→Read more...
What I Made for Dinner Last Night which was really really good→Read more...
Not a great week for cinephiles so far...
We lost Bergman yesterday, and today, Michelangelo Antonioni has died
The holiday with my brother's family is looming large. →Read more...
30 July 2007
"Gerald began - but was interrupted by a piercing whistle which cost him
ten per cent of his hearing permanently, as it did everyone else in a ten-mile radius of the eruption, not that it mattered much because for them 'permanently' meant the next ten minutes or so until buried by searing lava or suffocated by choking ash - to pee," Bulwer-Lytton 07.
Any Baltimorean Bunnies out there? I need help! →Read more...
Hey! I've been dying to meet you... →Read more...
Miko's post on Mefi
about "underground" type marching bands includes Atlanta's own Seed & Feed Marching Abominable
is one of the most twisted and unique talents in R&B music, sort of bastard spawn of Wilson Pickett and Frank Zappa. In the song 'Apelle Moi Noir,'
he dissects racism and the most volatile word in the English language with aplomb, humor and articulate rage. (NSFW or the easily offended).
Happy Birthday to Lilywing13!!!
What happens when you microwave marshmallows in a ziploc?
Warning: viral site for some crappy microwave mac n cheese. But on the upside, they put a bunch of crap in the microwave and show you what happens.
Good thoughts, please, bunnies. →Read more...
blackspoiltation at the dollar store. I just spent $3 on DVDs. →Read more...
AskMe: Weight loss
During my summer trip two weeks ago, I gained maybe 5 pounds of "eating whatever I want" weight...→Read more...
Ask MeCha: I need some project advice...
So, I'm trying to figure out what my next comic project's going to be, and I can't decide between two ideas. I'm really excited for both, so the standard (and sound) advice to work on the one that excites me more comes out as a wash. →Read more...
Dress Code for White House Visitors?
You have *got* to be kidding me. (Has there already been outrage on this? I was out of town this weekend.) The contempt in which this administration holds the general public has so exceeded the boundaries of my understanding that my brain is shutting down.
They're cutting down my bee bush. →Read more...
OMG Wisdom Tooth! Just had one pulled. Ouch.
Name that book!
Where does this quote come from:
Talk to me about sandwiches! →Read more...
What's Toronto like in mid August?
because i don't know who else
is going but if i could make it, would there be mecha crashpads and hoppity people about?→Read more...
29 July 2007
Update on my stepdaughter's condition →Read more...
I have tasted fine wines,
drained the dregs of hand-painted bottles containing expensive champagne. I have sipped tea....→Read more...
It's Alive . . .IIT IS ALIIIIIIVE!
Insert nails or screws into the sides of bunny's head or neck.
Is D'Phuzion fat?→Read more...
Y'know, I'm feeling better about the world. →Read more...
What's your favourite quote?
So a painting question I just painted my bathroom white. There's a chair-rail like bit of molding I want to do in blue.
At what point would it be OK to tape over the fresh paint? Next day? A couple days?
This is a whining thread. →Read more...
So IRC tells me many folks are sadly lacking in 70's Canada Rock. Some BTO for you. →Read more...
28 July 2007
This one's for you. Come to IRC to discuss. K thx.
rainy weekend but still feeling good edition. Starting now.
Awwww.... man! Nature shows really get me right HERE. →Read more...
A few semi-obscure songs by two of my favorite (and related) bands, Spacemen 3
what's in your kitchen? →Read more...
Good thing I slept alone last night...
...because I had the most bizarre dream which ended in violence...
Ludwig_van on EHOWA →Read more...
ask MeCha, what do i do with a million mushrooms? →Read more...
My bathtub won't drain.
HOOOOOME ALOOOONE! OOOOH! So scare me people!
I am HOOOOOME ALOOOONE! arrgghh! →Read more...
Prisoner in The Philippines? Time to get down and funky!
More videos in the You Tube "related" box thing.
Our current front page bling
has been brought to you by arse_hat (top left), backseatpilot (middle left), lonefrontranger (bottom left), and Sil (right). →Read more...
Help me decide what subjects to choose →Read more...
is opening for the White Stripes Monday night at Sloss Furnaces. No biggie, but I'm psyched to see him in his big homecoming show! (Birmingham, Alafuckingbama)
Welcome home, Dan! And eat a sandwich, wouldja?
And the White Stripes oughtta be pretty good too.
I have been a busy bunny
It seems like a million things always happen at once.→Read more...
27 July 2007
It's a full moon and a Friday night. Went out for a walk tonight.
Walking past a bus stop I see a very old man sitting on the bench frantically typing on a Blackberry and→Read more...
an office anecdote. →Read more...
Apatheism (a portmanteau of atheism and apathy)
I didn't know that this term existed until just now. I feel vindicated! I had no idea that there were enough people out there who felt the same as I do... so many folks that there's a word to describe us. Pretty cool. Thanks, Bill.
I can no longer claim that "There's no word for someone who doesn't believe in ghosts."
iTunes help. →Read more...
I hate everything I hate Delta. I hate LaGuardia. I hate that I waited at the airport for 2 fuckin' hours only to be told that I had just missed my flight (well, *I* didn't miss it, but my bag missed it, and blah blah blah). I will now spend the rest of the night sulking. Thank you.
Cats cats cats
Until I saw the Greasemonkey script No Cats, I had never noticed how many posts there are about cats in AskMe. →Read more...
The Bees is gone.
Her dad just came and took her and i might never see baby kitty again for stupid reasons that have everything to do with him and nothing to do with us.→Read more...
It cracks me up that the very earnest "why was my political post deleted" discussion broke in the middle for scatological re-envisionings of Bond film titles, and then picked back up again.→Read more...
Furrs for Christ
I'm duly terrified.
Today is National Sleepy Head Day.
On which the last family member to wake up is thrown into a lake.
Color geek analyzes top grossing film posters.
I love that people get this obsessive. (be scrolling in a downward motion to be seeing the images.) via notcot.org
Cool wall clocks
I'm in need of a wall clock for my place and found this site. They're a teensy bit pricey for me, but they are cool. Decisions, decisions...
I found my pee button! If I rub or scratch a certain spot just above the base of my spine, I'm filled with a nearly uncontrollable need to pee. This is great! I feel like a golden retriever puppy.
Does this work on everybody, or am I special?
More photoshop help?
You guys have been very helpful in the past
, so I thought I'd ask again!→Read more...
CookyCooky? What would you make for supper if...
this is what you had in the pantry: eggs, potatoes, bacon, cheese tortellini (the dried kind you boil), red peppers, green peppers, tomato, cucumber, onion, feta, parmesan, french bread? →Read more...
What would you like for your birthday, whenever it is?
I asked for a bag of dirt.→Read more...
Packing What am I forgetting?
The Simpsons Movie comes out today!
I'm going to see it at 4:30, right after work. Yesterday I was fortunate enough to catch this delightful interview
with Nancy Cartwright, voice of Bart and Nelson, on NPR's Fresh Air. It really is a great listen; she comes across as friendly, genuine, and hilarious. I smiled the whole way home.
Photo Friday - My Neighborhood.
J.K. Rowling on criticism from Christians:
"I had one letter from a vicar in England -- this is the difference -- saying would I please not put Christmas trees at Hogwarts as it was clearly a pagan society. Meanwhile, I'm having death threats when I'm on tour in America."
Welch / Rawlings (or, as I refer to them: God / Baby Jesus)
Soundtrack for insomnia.
2 hours of noise in the night.
26 July 2007
The River Rhine Tapes
Possibly demos, possibly just The Beatles screwing around in the studio circa 1969. I don’t know. I’m not a huge Beatles fan, but I generally prefer these versions to the ones that made it onto an album. →Read more...
So, didja miss me? →Read more...
I have the hiccups.
Again. Or still.→Read more...
I love this.
That is all.
Responsible, well-adjusted parents
raise a tanned and manicured future meal ticket. It's a heartwarming story.
Man, what a shitty couple months.
(Long, ranty rant inside.)→Read more...
Pips and square eggs? Pips, did you post a note here a few days ago about making some square eggs that had yellow laborador faces in them, or was that my dream I keep forgetting to post?
Probably not a big deal...
...but has anyone else seen that "SeekingMillionaire.com" banner ad on Metafilter? It keeps popping up in relationship-y threads so I guess it's keywords about boyfriends or girlfriends trigger it.→Read more...
I concurrently run clamwin and avira antivir. Is this overkill? →Read more...
I keep packing, unpacking, forgetting to pack, and being unable to pack in my dreams. It's getting exhausting, as well as annoying, because I apparently pack very badly when I'm asleep. My subconscious seems to be throwing everything into bags willy-nilly. All my dream clothes will wrinkle.
Photo Friday this week is My Neighborhood. If you haven't started yet get outside and snap some pics.
What are the other 426 things?
Just curious...Even heading towards my 40s, I wonder.
Another exciting emcee update! →Read more...
Does anyone have any jokes? →Read more...
Bees knees. Well, maybe in a few days - mrs chewie had arthroscopic knee surgery (right knee only) this morning. She is currently zoned out in our TV cave. They gave her some, um, interesting drugs. XP
Bunny pictures are up!
And I'm back from AZ. More on that later. Hi everyone! :)
What's your favourite The Onion-comes-to-life story?
This is a secret, don't tell anyone →Read more...
Staying at my sister's, so the Pushmatic electrical box is unfamiliar. Lightning storm in progress. Several lights not working. How to reset a pushmatic breaker? →Read more...
How much do you guys pay for a haircut? →Read more...
Yeah yeah I wanna smash it up
Novel method for preparation for re-modelling hotel.
I don't, as a rule, pray
If I were to break my normal habit, and post a pony request for an imaginary sky person (who, if he does exist, merely regards us with icy disdain from his mysterious ivory tower) it would be this: →Read more...
Well, I Never! My little blog featured on bbc.co.uk?
Really? I guess all you have to do is gush and submit.
(Sensitive Skin really is the smartest show on TV - I wasn't exaggerating.)
25 July 2007
Bad Spock Drawings.
Awesome blog, and they let me join, and they'll let you join too if you ask, which is great because I'm betting some of you can draw Spock pretty damn badly if you put your mind to it.
What's your Walk Score?
Mine's an 88. Top that!
How do you sign off on e-mails? →Read more...
Say hello to a working man! →Read more...
I'm watching Lou Dobbs. I love Lou Dobbs, man. Hardest working man in showbusiness. Not only does he have a TV show, he also picks his own fruit. Cleans his own toilet and makes his own bed in hotels. Cooks his own food and washes his own dishes in restaurants. Slaughters his own beef, cuts it up, loads the beef on trucks. Mows his own lawn. Cleans his own pool. And so forth. He don't need no goddamn immigrants, that Lou Dobbs. Love him. Do any of you guys watch him, too?
Spoilers and the discussing thereof. I've hacked in a basic change to stop spoilers appearing in the recent comments list. If you're want to talk about the latest Harry Potter book or the true identity of Luke Skywalker's father then including the text "Spoiler" in the post title will black out any comments in said recent comments list. Go on - Try it in here.
There was a power failure when Metallica played in Århus, Denmark the other night.
The computers recording the show for the LiveMetallica.com website went down and only the second half of the concert was recorded. To compensate for the problems they decided to put the concert up for free download. Rock on, bunnies
! →Read more...
or less, perhaps only two
Tiny Animals on Fingers stickers.
Want some? →Read more...
This is another blogstop post.
Where the last word of an entry must be used as an acronym for the next entry, yo.
Semi-spoilerific Harry Potter question
for those of you who have finished the book...→Read more...
I think I need a break from politics. I just read "Does anyone ever see black widows?" and immediately thought it was a question about marriage rates within the black community.
I'm enjoying this at the moment
Don't know if the 'listen' link works outside the UK, but this is a good performance of Barber's Violin Concerto.
I found the perfect place for them: in a little space already cleared for them on top of the commode.→Read more...
Happy Birthday to joefamous!
were delivered today.→Read more...
Last night's White Stripes show
at Madison Square Garden rocked:
Is Metafilter broken for anyone else? I just got the link to nickyskye's post to work (thanks Seanyboy for fixing the portal!) but now nothing does (clicking through the links here, or *.metafilter.com. And hasn't been working all day for me.
Your Favourite Films?
Mine: →Read more...
Even a gray day like today
is brighter with garage-y guitar pop: here are two songs from Detroit's Gore Gore Girls
All Grown Up
Things I hate about being a woman #427: Home Parties! →Read more...
Float or Gloat?
Gordon Brown Blames Climate Change. What do you think?
~100% Completely Spoiler-free Deathly Hallows Thread~
Thoroughly enjoyable. A fitting end to the series. Satisfying. Well thought out. Well executed.
Old Moneybags saved the best book for last.→Read more...
came early this year, probably due to the rain. Have you had any?
The Wilhelm Scream
and its history
. "After learning the significance of the scream while it was being put into "Reservoir Dogs" (1992), Quentin Tarantino called a break from its mix so that he and his sound crew could crowd into a nearby room with a small TV to watch "Distant Drums" on a local station to hear the scream."
24 July 2007
I'm using OpenOffice for the first time. I'm typing a document, and it keeps offering to complete words for me. This is super annoying. Can't figure out how to turn it off.→Read more...
Recommend me some songs for a road trip!→Read more...
"Jesus Christ - there you go, that's my quote," he blurted out.
"What timing, huh? This is just f#cking great." With the latest Tour de France doping scandal, and→Read more...
Lots of birthday love for cillit bang, occhiblu and safetyfork; whuffles for specklet; good luck on the job hunting to jonmc; welcome to sueinnyc; hugs to everyone, and to dersins: it are broke - seanyboy will be checking it out. →Read more...
Anyone know anything about process mapping software?
You know, for flowcharts?→Read more...
From the Barely Legal mailbag
Two great bits today: →Read more...
Wilson Pickett sings "Born to be Wild"
I'm not saying it's good, only interesting. [via
"Recent MeFi Posts By Metachat Users" Is this busted?
In defense of baseball: a few things I like about baseball
Plea for hugs. →Read more...
Just sent an email here at work: →Read more...
More Glastonbunny pictures!
Courtesy of sueinnyc, our newest bunny.
Why do you think we (humans) need to have a purpose?→Read more...
I have an interview tommorrow. It's just a bookstore job (at a well known New York independent). They say it's an 'informal interview' whatever that means. But after being in offices for four years, retail might be nice.
I'm seeing White Stripes tonight.
I hope they play more than one note
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BEAUTIFUL SISTER OCCHIBLU!!!!! →Read more...
HIV medics released to Bulgaria
I don't know about you, but I sorely needed some good news today. This will do.→Read more...
IRCed I received a warm welcome last night. Thanks for that; I don't tend to hang out on IRC much, so it was fun.
I feel old. Appetite For Destruction turned 20 this week
. I remember buying it on vinyl; I still have that, and most of the singles from it, somewhere. *sigh*
Happy birthday to safetyfork and occhiblu!
If you could read my mind love. What a tale my thoughts could tell.
23 July 2007
This video is great. Over 1,000 inmates at a prison in the Phillipines perform Michael Jackson's Thriller. They're so earnest!
(aka "Harry Potter") turned 18 today and "gains access to a reported $40 million (£20 million
)fortune." Happy Birthday!
You know what I'm liking more and more of? →Read more...
A comic book character name pronunciation question
Darkseid. Is his name pronounced "dark-side" or "dark seed"? It came up in a discussion recently and no one was sure.
Another Damn Decemberists Post
Random stuff from last night's Portland Show→Read more...
Is everybunny okay?
I don't know which bunnies are in the UK, except for that nice-looking group who had fun in Glastonbunny. British bunnies, please reassure us that you're okay, and dry. Other bunnies are welcome to reassure, as well.
Happy Birthday drezdn! You folks should put your bithdays on the wiki.
Kate Nash is wonderful. Evidence here
This is so not where my life is at right now, but this singer is kick-ass, gorgeous and watch this space. That is all!
I do know I'm getting old, and so this is probably simply an attempt to rationalize that away, but: My hair used to get sun-bleached really easily, going from dark brown to almost reddish blonde in the summer when I was young enough to have summer breaks that gave me time to be outside. I've been outside more this summer than in years past, and rather than blonde, my hair just seems to be going gray. Could this be *caused* by the sun, or am I totally grasping at (aging) straws?
Happy Birthday cillit bang!
The Story of Impala
aka "The Epic of Impala"
45 best freeware design programs.
Photoshop replacements, killer graphic utilities, etc.
22 July 2007
What's the best part about the emcee?
Emcee updates! Everyone loves them. You know you do too. →Read more...
An amazing harvest for one day!
This is my first garden ever, and I am shocked at the sheer size of the yields.
I've never given much thought to rugby, nor rugby players, but this ad campaign
by the city of Paris, France has changed my mind about all that. (Mildly NSFW, esp. if you work in a homophobic type environment.)→Read more...
Stranded and Out of Prose: Please Help
The flooding in my area is, erm, extensive. So much so that my daughter and I cannot get our hands on a copy of The Deathly Hallows [sold out in a flooded town].→Read more...
I love Metafilter, and I love all of you, and that's why ... I really hope that this post doesn't break the rules. [more inside]
In this thread, we post major spoilers.
Seriously. Don't look if you don't want to know...→Read more...
Home from our Weekend at Wilder's →Read more...
Sunday bloody Sunday. How's your day?
A Kiss Is a Kiss.
Six-minute short that screened at the Jewish Film Festival last night. (In Hebrew with English subtitles; I found the full-screen version to be too grainy to be worthwhile, but the smaller versions are clear.)
I'm a winner.
Thanks for the hints and tips for a vegan potato based cake. (Previously on metachat)
. I won the competition. The bad news is the Eurovision Style rules mean that I have to hold the competition at my house next year. The good news is I beat twenty some other entrants with a cake I pretty much made up as I was going along. Recipe Follows...
A neighbor of mine could win this
-- Insurance Agent
Wins Hemingway Look-Alike Contest
at Key West's Hemingway Days
ridiculously specific pop music question.→Read more...
for your good luck wishes! I think they might have worked.→Read more...
Get busy living… →Read more...
21 July 2007
The Muppet Show: Who was your favorite? Who do you identify with today? →Read more...
Joan Fucking Jett
Ritz, NY NY, 12/31/81, THE album newly released and 3 months short of "I Love Rock & Roll" hitting #1. Joan still displays the fading traces of her Runaways singing voice, yet horse as hell, she belts out her future standards.
Feisty Fawn Anyone here using it? I just set up a dual boot on my Lenovo R60e. It works well!
Come hang out with meeeeeee!
Calling all decorator bunnies!
Okay, so we have this beagle. She, at times, does not like to go outside and one of her favorite alternative spots is RIGHT NEXT TO MY SIDE OF THE BED.→Read more...
2 hours of blues.
Uptown, downtown, and lowdown, here's a couple hours of blues, for your Saturday cruise.
Proper etiquette and neurotic question →Read more...
bush. cheney. colonoscopy.
which of these things is not like the other?
Is that a tomato in your shopping basket, or are you just happy to see me? →Read more...
some tunes while I get ready for work. (bleah.)
Starry, Starry Second Life Night
Are there any more examples of classic art pieces in virtual worlds?
20 July 2007
ThePinkSuperhero finally has her copy of "Harry Potter"
She just called. She's got the book in her sweaty little hands. Our long national nightmare is over. Read, you fabulous fool, read! →Read more...
hey bunnies i miss you all
first week at my new job. it's a great gig, i'm really lucky. but now i'm having fears that i won't in or that i won't be up to what they expected. which is weird, because i went into the interview with an attitude that was 180 degrees different.→Read more...
I love tomolives. And if they're in an absolutely awesome martini that ikkyu2 just made, so much the better.
I Love Noodles
What does Michael Vick have to be charged with before they, like, fire him? Please enlighten me if you can because I'm kinda baffled.
I just love your kicky do
! That is all.
Tay Zonday is the New Rickroll.
(Two rather odd tastes that taste very weird together)
A Rock and Roll family tree... →Read more...
Anderson Cooper has a little something to tell all of you about himself. I saw this live at the gym last night. Good times.
Good news for bees!
I'm actually very happy about this.
Overheard as I passed the men's bathroom, from a woman who was standing in the doorway: "I won't peek. I want to be surprised."
Just got back from standing in line to get my wristband. Hope the boss didn't notice I didn't sign on today until noon :-P What sort of Potter events are people going to tonight?→Read more...
Internet Crashes - News at 11.
(Youtube, Onion, Internet related)
Professional programmers, please help me with my resume →Read more...
Stop and look around. Listen carefully. What's the most important thing nearby? Now think of what's most valuable to you in the world (you don't have to say what it is). Is it within your grasp? Far away? How does it compare with what's close to you?
I bought a bike
and I'm listening to the Ratatoullie soundtrack. How are you?
OMG Cordyceps! when parasites attack/youtube - from the amazing Planet Earth series
999 Biblical Storm in UK. Flooded in at work. Everyone is shitting themselves. Glad I can swim.
This is how it is at my house.
Yes, in the proverbial shade. Please post the chilly inside. Thanks. →Read more...
Photo Friday: MetaChat paparazzi! Show us how you can duck a camera with the best of 'em!
Unversally Disliked I think these may be easier to agree on. Who is the most universally disliked person in the world?
Help me think of better examples...
Jimmy Webb has written hit songs for Amy Grant, Glen Campbell, The Highwaymen, Joe Cocker, The Fifth Dimension, Art Garfunkel, Richard Harris (guess which song), and Linda Ronstadt. This is one of them.
Calling all aroused pirates. Aaarrr!
- so who here is coming to the Copenhagen meetup tonight? :)
19 July 2007
XP screen resolution switcher →Read more...
A "Coy Privette" is:
A) A shy, retired Baptist preacher
B) A man who discreetly visits hookers
C) A former NC legislator with a taste for check fraud
D) All of the above
My worlds colliding.
Among the many Tour de France RSS feeds I subscribe to is TDF Blog. The linked post contains a weird never-thought-I'd-see-that-name-here moment. [mildly nsfw; tiny, blurry penis]
- a recipe for the bravest of cooks.
Three things on your to-do list →Read more...
In this thread, we will wish small_ruminant on her 2-day exam tommorow and Saturday. Good luck!
How is biology taught at Liberty University?
And Bob Jones University, for that matter.→Read more...
I need whuffles, and my son really needs them. →Read more...
Is anything or anyone universally loved? (Bump)
Jon's post made me wonder of there is anyone that EVERYONE loves. . .I was thinking of people like Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama, Matt Haughey, so on.
But I suspect that there would be people in the world who have voiced issues with even people like the ones mentioned above.
How should I cook my salmon? I bought a big chunk of salmon last night, and hope to grill it for dinner. Are there any good recipes out there that aren't some variation on the ginger/garlic/teriaki sort of thing, and don't involve rosemary or dill?
This late seventies track
from the Great Lost Midwestern Punk Band known as The Gizmos
is hilarious, brilliantly stoopid, and dead on target.
Today's Pet Peeve Web sites that use your e-mail address as your username, but call it "username" on the login form, so you put in your username, then they tell you it should be your e-mail address.
What kind of newspaper
do people think the New York Times is? Why is this
the #1 search?
Can you hope me with something self-linky? →Read more...
Sinterklaas and the Black Petes
I met a charming young Dutch woman named Anka, and she regaled me with the tale of Sinterklaas. I knew that David Sedaris had written about this very subject
, but I thought he was exaggerating a little for comic effect.→Read more...
Reklaw dies! So I was looking at the 'reklaw gets banned' MeTa post, I saw the YTMND page he had linked too, and I put in my headphones to hear the audio. But, at the same time I had left an MSNBC player window open earlier and apparently it had been playing random news clips the entire time. So, when I put in my headphones I heard some TV banter about about the book, and talking about the security that had been put in place and they were also talking about 'shutting down internet sites'
Talk about weird synchronization.
Today's 'Do What I Just Did,' Post. →Read more...
Hugs appropriate for work stress requested. →Read more...
AskMeCha: Fun With Telephony
I'm stupid and I can't figure this out.→Read more...
are one of those "love 'em or hate 'em" kind of bands for most people. For those who love them, some new songs.→Read more...
Hey buns! I posted a garbled tech support question to AskMe!
If the successful respondent is a bunny, I will wear a ridiculous outfit of your choice (within reason) on Saturday at the UK Bun Meetup!
I give you: Omar Sheriff
The most ridiculous name ever (y'know?)
on a 419-style scam email, complete LOL text inside:→Read more...
Dexateens! I love this shit.
I know I'm just a lurker, but as Someone Drunk On Gin, I feel confident that The Dexateens
are the future of America. Thank you, that is all.
Chicago Meetup Tonight: Are we still on for meeting up @ Mother Hubbard's? Say, 7:30? RSVP inside!
snowbeasts make weird noises →Read more...
18 July 2007
(what I'm doing instead of studying)→Read more...
Goddamned TEETH! You SUCKKKKK!! →Read more...
php, or please help penis
I have a site. People pay me actual money to edit it.→Read more...
Flower identification help?
My office gave me flowers today, a mixed bouquet. Included in them are these heavenly smelling lilac-colored flowers, and I don't know what they are. (No, they're not lilacs.) →Read more...
Tune peoples: Dusty Springfield's What Are You Doing for the Rest of Your Life?...have it handy?
and that means it's time for the Radio Kurfuffle (Internet Radio Reprieve Edition) this week featuring ALL Cheezy but Listenable Pop from the 50s to the 80s (with very special guest drop-ins)
The Ramix Recursion???
Arrgh, I'm caught in a neverending loop! →Read more...
Favorite email signature of the day: "Please consider the environment before printing this email." And there's a little graphic of a tree.
The LACH scale
rating things based on how happy kenny loggins looks...
Does anyone know what happened to ONTD?
TPS, I'm looking in your direction...→Read more...
Here's the story of a lovely lady.
Finally youtube has found its purpose.
My first kettlebell came today!
I was inspired by this article
, having made slow progress with stationary biking and dumbbells for about 3 months now.
Make up any new words lately? Share them here. Mine? Duhgina - a dumb girl's vag.
Anyone CAN Cook.
101 Incredibly simple 10 minute recipes from the NY Times.→Read more...
More fascinating excerpts. →Read more...
AskMecha: One Year Anniversary celebrations. →Read more...
X-Files 2 to hit cinemas in 2008. Duchovny, Anderson, Carter all attached.
The Internet Table of Elements
Not only is this NOT the first time
somebody has done this by a long shot... (And Nikolai Nolan in 1999 actually used the original periodic table's abbreviations) but it is missing a very important element.→Read more...
Job Search. →Read more...
Photo Friday reminder:
This week's theme is "MetaChat Paparazzi
." Have someone get a photo of you walking out a door, rolling drunkenly out of a limo, angrily blocking the camera with your hand or turning away, etc etc etc. Dodge the camera! Make us laugh!→Read more...
British District Maps
I can't find any decent maps of counties in the UK. All I can find are the ones on the police website or oneslike this
Am I not searching properly, or do these maps not exist (as I fear)?
Consistency Am I a hypocrite if I call things 'lame' but am driven up the wall when someone calls them 'gay'?
17 July 2007
and Bumbo II warning: viral video. via.
A Few of Daughter's 15 Minutes
At around 8:40 tomorrow, The Today Show
will feature her band,Won Ton Destruction
, as part of coverage of this year's Rock and Roll Camp for Girls
A couple guys from Burbank spent the week, said that they'd put them on TV, had me sign a bunch of releases, and it's happened.
(As a bonus, my vintage strat is featured.)
Dr Who on CBC
The CBC has the first four episodes of series three (this year's season) online. It's available for four weeks only, site went live on July 12, 2007. Streaming Flash. The site is probably geo-locked, meaning anyone outside of Canada won't be able to access. If you've missed 'em, now's your chance!
Second Life Is anyone here on Second Life? I've never used it before, but I joined today because a business acquaintance of mine wants to have meetings on there, and I thought I'd ask if there are any bunnies there. I already searched for a "metafilter" or "metachat" group but didn't see anything. I'm a total n00b so I don't know how to do anything.
I've self-actualised.→Read more...
Whee dogies we got us a zappin' boomin' gully warsher.
Favoritest new voice evar!!!
Brandi Carlisle: The Story
, Have You Ever
WE BE SEEIN' UR DIRTY WAYZS AND WE FINE UR BUTT
-- Oxford University using Facebook to snoop
; e-mailing students fines of $80 to $200 for breaking rules during post-exam
Calling all cooks.
I'm looking for some ideas for a cake. But I've got a set of stringent self-enforced requirements. Hope me please. →Read more...
Next Food Network Star -- we're down to the two finalists. Discuss. [SPOILER ALERT -- do not "click through," if you haven't seen the most recent episode!]
Crowded House in da house!
Woo! I'm so excited! Fellow Mefite jonson and I will be attending the special Crowded House show at the (tiny and wonderful) Troubadour tonight, as part of the kickoff for their first U.S. tour in more than a decade.→Read more...
Anyone using Simplify Media
to stream their iTunes library?
New Harry Potter Book Online?
-- "A set of nearly 800 photographs that posters claim replicates the new Harry Potter book in its entirety was circulating Tuesday on various Internet file-swapping Web sites."
i am TRYING to go through my closet →Read more...
For your belletristic delectation,
another in a series of excerpts.→Read more...
This lady from Kiev
is probably the only one who cares about the lost dogs on the streets of this city.
Why do people let cats sleep on their inflatable bed and then moan and groan when it springs leaks? pssssssssssssssssssttt... heheh
Genesis, The Rollout
from the always excellent McSweeney's.
Metachat sign in… →Read more...
If you like, take a look at this weird situation from my job.
I *cough* am staying *cough* home from work because *cough* I CAN'T STOP COUGHING! Also because...My boss is a BITCH, so I'd rather sit here and cough than be there.→Read more...
16 July 2007
the 'I can't be arsed to go shopping' recipe →Read more...
I am trying to get MeFi on Dateline surreptitiously. They're filming behind me and I'm all trying to make sure they have a good view of my monitor.
Plz vet my new comic thing
because I'm just about ready to launch it and I want to know if anything is missing or broken or wrong. I kiss you.
Jezebel offered $10,000
to anyone from a women's magazine who would cough up an unretouched cover-image. Behold, the winner.
**I move away from the mic to breath in
This thing has been making the rounds at various forums since some time last week. ...And thus a new meme is born. "**I move away from the mic" T-shirt for sale at cafepress in 5... 4... 3...
I hate "Mrs."
I have to look up every single woman I'm adding to this database to find out what title she goes by, and it's hella annoying. →Read more...
PDX Bunnies, Ins and Outs at Edgefield, Please. I am going to the Decemberists (anyone else?) and have never been to Edgefield.
What is some stuff I should know (like, is there shade, are beach chairs allowed, etc. etc.)
It would be lovely to meet up, if anyone else is going!
Odd blog comments
Do you get these kinds of comments on your blog? I don't think they're spam.→Read more...
PC user -v- Mac user, 1996 stylee.
Proof that PC users are sad. No, wait, Mac users are even sadder.
Some initial Bunnystock II hotel information added to the wiki. Don't forget to add yourself to the attendee section if you are considering attending. Less than three months! Woo hoo and stuff.
(or, "How not to stack containers on a ship.") You have to scroll down a bit to see the photos of the incident.
Um, Michael Bay? Really?
I'm not getting the appeal of the Transformers movie. Can someone as'plain it to me?
Dudley Zoological Gardens - an amateur review
We went to the zoo in Dudley. It was kind of a shithole, to be fair. →Read more...
ning? Pownce? Twitter? That other twitter?
- I swear if I have to join one more thing and "connect with my friends" on there I'm gonna scream.→Read more...
15 July 2007
Am I nuts, or is there a reason the thing I describe inside doesn't exist?
Please come inside for my description, and tell me why it doesn't exist, or where I can find it. Please.→Read more...
Mission Accomplished →Read more...
For anyone who's ever had to let someone go
Garage sale find one buck each!
My uncle with brain cancer died.
Services are in Tucson, AZ on Wednesday. I've spent the last three hours trying to coordinate flights and hotels and cars for my mom, sister and myself. I'm exhausted.→Read more...
Become an astronomer. Or at least pretend to be one.
"Welcome to GalaxyZoo , the project which harnesses the power of the internet - and your brain - to classify a million galaxies.
Clean, low mileage used music.
A 2 hour tour of the used jazz CD bin, where Grammy winners go for an average of 36¢/track. Free shipping.
Okay, so I'm using this new-fangled Google Street View thingamajig. →Read more...
Is this soap cute or creepy?
It's something I'd expect to find in Terry Gilliam's guest bathroom.
Do you wear ties? Look here.
Cyberoptix TieLab, from Toybreaker at Etsy is yummy. →Read more...
-- beans plucked from the droppings of wild civets
14 July 2007
so i decided to trim the hair above my ears... →Read more...
This show is better than just about anything I've ever seen. Mature, elegant, beautiful, well-made, splendidly acted and featuring some of the best music of any show ever broadcast. Funny, too... and sad. It's more like a film that's been dragged out and punctuated by a week's intermission. →Read more...
Does work bore you? →Read more...
This laptop, it do not have no Windows key. How am I use the Windows key when it do not have one? →Read more...
Got a minute
to help an acquaintance of mine win a home theater?→Read more...
The Baked Potato song
that is all. Thinking of getting baby to sleep? try this.
It will take me several days to get all the vacation pics up, but→Read more...
Since I know some of you are in the medical field
Figured I'd ask here... should I be wearing a medical alert bracelet?→Read more...
get your "awwwww" on. →Read more...
Yesterday I was really depressed →Read more...
Poow widdwe ting.
13 July 2007
BP Radio: "It's your lucky day"
edition. Starting at 10:15 Eastern... tune in and sing along.
Traveling Solo →Read more...
Well, I've really stuck my foot in it now.
What has long ears, soft fur, and wants to give you whuffles? →Read more...
Do you do your own oil/oil filter changes? Do you know how? →Read more...
of the reasons I'm so glad I moved back to Portland is that we have the best chain of supermarkets EVER
.Case in point: What produce is local this week?
A list of things that I am, in general →Read more...
Radio UWS at 1 am GMT (2 hours time)
This happened two blocks from my house.
It really sums up the neighborhood--a real mix of rich and poor, with very little in between. My small block
has $600,000 condos--not houses, but condos--and a store-front church led by the lovable-but-crazy Reverend Bynum
, folks who get boutique milk delivery and others who get their crack 4 doors down, fancy BMWs and ragged-out beaters. Usually, though, there's an at least uneasy coexistence. Sure, I was holding a gun to your daughter's head a moment ago, but, hey, you're nice, so how about a hug? Bizarre.
If you go to Chik-fil-a today, dressed completely like a cow, You'll get free food.
They should show this at the start of every film.
Maybe then people'd behave properly in the cinema. (NSFW, swearing)
OW! Prickly vegetable/fruit
When you make a rule in Outlook, can you delete it? And how? I have created a monster.
My laptop is the economy model from the introductory line of Toshiba Satellites. →Read more...
My girlfriend's gone and I dunno what to do! (PS. LA)
I hadn't had the freezing realization that my girlfriend's approval of my general comings and goings has been so ingrained in my experience that I have little idea what to do when she's not around.→Read more...
Last day in Slackerville →Read more...
A list of thingsthat I am, in general, for →Read more...
Friday 3-point status update →Read more...
A list of things that I am, in general, against →Read more...
Your weekend plans? →Read more...
Honey, I'm Home! →Read more...
Thurs 12th/Fri 13th got started early! Yesterday afternoon I drove 2 hours for no reason due to miscommunication. Then I broke one of the cat's food bowls. This morning: soap in the eye. Given that, I'm damn happy those are my [miniscule, inconsequential] problems. How's it going?
It's Photo Friday! This week: Hobbies, things you've made, handicrafts or other fun/creative efforts. As always the theme is open to interpretation. Show your stuff!
Like, Totally Gnarly, Dude
One day, I went to the doctor to have a cyst removed. It was a big old lump on the top of my head, and was noticable. Plus, it was irritating my wife, so it had to go.
MOTHERFUCKING CAB DRIVERS (ESTÁ UNA PÁGINA GRITANDO) →Read more...
Boise Idaho: I will be there in 17 hours
Just wondering if there is anything super special my kids might like. →Read more...
12 July 2007
Tell me about your horrible haircuts →Read more...
Ask MeCha. Question about the movie Sideways.
I was reading over some oral histories for my family history and grabbed a DVD at random to add some background noise while I was working. It was Sideways
I feel like making an announcement.
I finally admitted to my husband that I am FOR the troops coming home. →Read more...
Urban Wildlife →Read more...
Hi How the hell are ya Wazzup Greetin's Whats the Big Deal, Bub? →Read more...
Harry Potter in IMAX 3-D!
My friends and I got the last 3 tix to the last showing of the night and I'm super exited→Read more...
Said the chalk sign by the ice house, just after the curve around the half-buried lighthouse
in Mayport, a little past the ferry landing
, sorta on the way to Amelia
this morning. →Read more...
"The Gossage—Vardebedian Papers"
Probably my favorite piece from the recently published and highly entertaining book The Insanity Defense: The Complete Prose of Woody Allen
. I guess I'm one who prefers his "earlier, funnier" stuff.
New York Metro Bunnies, WCBS-FM
, which for decades was the greatest oldies station in New York
, before being turned into an 'alternative' station
2 years ago, is BACK to the oldies
. As someone who grew up listening to this station, I'm thrilled. Sadly, the legendary Cousin Brucie
is not among the returning DJ's.
So what happened at Bush's Press Conference today? →Read more...
"Will somebody please wash some knives?!" →Read more...
I just got a call from my daughter, Mother of Grandbun.
She's moving to join her hubby in approximately a month. In Illinois. *!*→Read more...
Bad timing. →Read more...
Ask Mecha: You Know That Escher?
Am I going nuts or is there another version of this where the head is full frontal and the ribbons are tighter together? →Read more...
Wasn't there an art project going on?→Read more...
I think there can be no doubt otters
are the new bunnies.
OMG kitty (part one zillion)! [youtube]
I'm not a cat person, but you have to admit that this little thing is absolutely adorable.
Who is your wise person? →Read more...
Fact for today →Read more...
Body Magic (video w/sound)
Welcome to hell, children. Here are your leg warmers.
OMG dancing otter!
Shake-shake shake it!
Cute/Resourceful/Enviro Friendly! DIY reusable grocery bag
made from an old t-shirt.
Per your request
Wing poster first draft
is done! (Probably going with the burgundy)→Read more...
11 July 2007
Ask MeCha. I am siting in back yard and wondering; why do bugs that only come out at night fly toward lights?
The Wendell Kurfuffle
Live on MeCha Radio @ 9PM Pacific, Midnight Easter, tomorrow morning GMT (via
Honest Ed is dead.
, and lover of the theater, Edwin Mirvish
is dead just shy of his 93rd birthday.
More stuff that I've got recently.→Read more...
Radio Mecha - Music Box
Hiya. Here I am, on the Radio Mecha, playing some soul, funk, that kind of stuff. Please listen, if you're so inclined.
I got a promotion today!→Read more...
I need a chest of shallow specimen drawers.
You know: Like for geologists who collect little rocks or entomologists who collect thousands of insects. Any ideas to find or make one
cheap? Other ideas? Hope me and empathize on me, please, heh. →Read more...
What's the deal with berries on public parks?
Can I just collect and eat them?→Read more...
Book-Filter with a twist - read any good lines lately? →Read more...
Run out of places to get a tattoo?
Try this, then. Stage one
of an experiment in body modification that carries (to me) unbelievable risk. Still, takes all kinds, I guess.
Whin(g)eFilter - I'm Melting! →Read more...
What was that "sporty" European movie trailer I saw ? →Read more...
Yourself as Amelie . . .
You've seen Amelie
and enjoyed how charmingly she and other characters are described by their likes and dislikes. "Amelie likes... She likes... Amelie dislikes..." The events of a person's day are often described similarly, simply, in chronological order... I bet you'd like briefly to describe in this way yourself, someone else (perhaps another MechaZen!?), or a day in your life here...
In this thread, "accidentally" post a comment that belongs in another thread...
MP3 Player Shuffle-a-gogo anyone?
10 songs on shuffle on your MP3 player. →Read more...
Protey! Fuck me!
In the buddha! BLACK MAMMILLO
- results from a study about the unconscious impressions people have about names. Includes an interactive tool
you can use to test impressions that people had of your name.
Training update →Read more...
Badger badger badger badger I am a posting machine today
Tell me something encouraging.
I miss you, my beloved bunnies.
So what's new? What's up? What have I missed?→Read more...
here's something to wash away the taste from my previous post.
Have you had your midlife crisis yet?
I thought that it was a little too cliche for me to fall into, but I'll be damned if as I approach my 41st Birthday tomorrow I'm starting to ask "what's it all about?".
how can you say this with a straight face? Why doesn't your head explode?
National Healthcare = hiring more doctors = letting in more Muslim doctors = TERRORISM WITHIN OUR BORDERZ!
Chicago Meetup: Destination →Read more...
Three Point Update
Mom's doing all right.→Read more...
10 July 2007
How long is too long? If my fingernails start to touch the keys on the keyboard, I cut them. How long do yours get?
Airplane! vs. Zero Hour
Huh. You learn something new every day: The movie AIRPLANE! is actually a scene-for-scene remake of the 1957 film ZERO HOUR, with the original plot and much of the original dialogue played for laughs. Here is a comparison of some bits from the original and their equivalents in AIRPLANE!
US news with hopefully happy endingfilter: →Read more...
Hear that klanging sound?
That's the AskMetaFilter bell alerting us that klangklangston had just given the ONE-MILLIONTH answer!!!→Read more...
a fistful of euros
my last post of the day i swear.
What would you do with a sudden wad of cash falling in your lap?→Read more...
Pony idea? Would it be possible to have a link in the date header so we could see a whole day's posts and page day to day?
Look under vehicles.
It's the little graphic on the left that makes this a work of genius.
a bit of undigested potato
Thank your lords that the Ralston boy has returned and can someone find that LOTR poe tae toe gif for me?
This isn't as cute as a baby otter. I found it too late and now I don't get to have the cutest post of the day.
I have a new blog about why I hate corn.
Advice for grandpa. →Read more...
BATTLE OF THE SEXES CUSTOMER SERVICE STYLE!!!! →Read more...
Weird day at the office
See this story? I was the "witness" to the phone call that prompted Vitter's press conference.
(The whole Hustler office is cheering and calling out every outlet that picks up the story. It's kinda odd.)
Where are they now
- Details Magazine interviews Gen X child actors
Captain Beefheart's Ten Commandments of Guitar Playing
3. Practice in front of a bush
Wait until the moon is out, then go outside, eat a multi-grained bread and play your guitar to a bush. If the bush dosen't shake, eat another piece of bread.
Officer Baby needs some new catchphrases!
Help me think of some.→Read more...
"When you're a little kid and you're holding a helium balloon,
it has to cross your mind." Damn, now I really want to do this. (I mean, not enough to actually do
it. It just sounds so cool...)
Will you share your all-time favorites? →Read more...
Recipes: Persian/Irish Lamb in Thyme & Orange juice →Read more...
How do I get my best friend to buckle up when driving his car?→Read more...
OK, so I am on an animation thing today.
An amazing oral history of the Simpsons. And wow, I so miss Phil Hartman. He was a bit player but he brought so much to the show. Something died with him.
09 July 2007
Because I love you guys
A song I love and associate with summmertime→Read more...
Hope me, I'm sooooooo full!
In my ongoing saga of learning how to make my own food, I managed to make some yummy oven-roasted potatoes. A LOT of them.→Read more...
Chicago meetup after the 13th? I need to be reminded that I have friends in the city.
Feel-good story of the day: Archie. (May need Bugmenot: firstname.lastname@example.org/password.)
So, I went to the store today,
on a beer and cigarette run.→Read more...
Worst. Baby. Shower. Cake. E v e r
. Possibly nsfw, depending on how strongly your employers feel about frosting.
"it is time to ask the American people
to be patriotic about something other than war." An interview with John Edwards about science and how he'd proceed on some of these issues if elected. Kind of a nice, interesting niche interview on something other than the usual hot-button topics.
Teenytiny Little Meetup.
Carmina and I tried to post from her Blackberry this afternoon, but it did na' work. The exact text was:
Swilling Wine in Athens. We're sweating, and drinking wine, and gossiping about YOU! We kiss you!
I have 4 birthday cards I need to send but I have no idea what to say in them.→Read more...
Maybe meetup? Portland and LA
So before I blow my precious, precious MeTa post for the week, I'm asking here.→Read more...
Hybrid SUVs: Slightly less evil? Still evil? A little bit good?
I need your opinions.→Read more...
I got the Lumix FX100
thanks for your help (re
small world comment and a pet peeve →Read more...
Homebuying 101: My wife and I found a house we may be interested in buying... My wife and I found a house we may be interested in buying... What do we do now?
Bush : Cobra Commander :: Cheney : Destro Discuss.
Tell us about your weekend in exhaustive detail
The celestial body commonly referred to as Sol made it's glorious and much-welcomed return to the shores of Albion.→Read more...
I can't sleep I've been falling asleep later and later for about a week. This does not bode well.
08 July 2007
It Was Thirty Years Ago Today - More or Less
An aging radio fan (NOT ME) has put up a GeoCities (how 1997!) site in tribute to semi-legendary broadcaster and my former mentor "Sweet" Dick Whittington
, including a reprinted magazine article documenting one of his stunts while I was his Assistant/Gopher/Sidekick. Yes, I am the "Wendell" in the article AND I'm in the second picture on page 2, standing to the right, trying to hide a tape recorder from the London bobbies guarding 10 Downing Street.
What Spinal Tap are up to these days
Miniature horses, ferrets, hip hop, music for detainees and more.→Read more...
I'm gonna be on telly tonight
on BBC 1 at 10:15, in Scotland, on a Show about Terrorism. I asked Nicola Sturgeon (the second in command in the government here) a question! Plus, I'm having a GOOD HAIR DAY!→Read more...
Hanging at the airport with mike9322
Mike and his daughter had a layover at the Atlanta airport this morning, so my partner and I met them for breakfast! Pics inside.→Read more...
Radio Mecha - Music Box
I'm on the Radio Mecha, playing soul, funk, that kind of stuff. Please listen, if you're so inclined.
It's 400* outside. Ok maybe only 200. It's like being swaddled in a wet, steamy, heavy blanket. After a very quick trip to get air in my tires and pick up lunch, I had to change into dry clothes. BP I hope y'all aren't melting down there.
I spent last night at the emergency vet clinic.→Read more...
Q : What's cuter than meerkats guarding their burrow? →Read more...
Wahh! camera-less! Triode, please email me.
About ten years ago ..... →Read more...
07 July 2007
You're walking home through the market square at 12:30 a.m. You notice two drunken males in their early twenties yelling at each other and shoving each other. Two horrified-looking females are trying to keep the two apart. From what they are shouting it seems the two have been mates for many years but are now having an intense disagreement about disrespect.→Read more...
International icon tarot deck.
These are wonderful... a combination of the Rider-Waite deck and those stick-figure signs you see in airports and parking lots.→Read more...
A really neat project
by MetaFilter member Brittanie
. I love this kind of history. (Up at the top there's a link to "Part 1: My full name is Thomas Overton Catlege", that's where the narratives begin.
i blame you
and marijuana and telly marathons→Read more...
Part III of
This song is the Key to the Universe according to jonmc.→Read more...
I've won a "Major Award"
I was apparently nominated for Mass High Tech's Top Coder award by one of my cow-orkers, and I've won one of the slots.
I don't know if I get a plaque or a lamp shaped like a leg or anything, but it's still nice.
I was in the pet shop today ... →Read more...
Sign at Plaça de George Orwell (Barcelona)
- if this isn't photoshop I might laugh myself to death.
A neat take
on "It Takes a Village": Bikers Against Child Abuse
(warning: sound). The Introducing BACA video
is really interesting.
OMG green beans!
I do realize that all I do around here lately is post recipes that I've gotten elsewhere, but I love sharing good food with people I like, so consider this a virtual dinner party. I made Garlic Green Beans with Manchego
last night, →Read more...
Hippy Dippy →Read more...
Interactive samba! (Flash toy)
I love the artwork on this.
Saw it last night.→Read more...
- I needed a guffaw today.
06 July 2007
^*^ Radio_Replica ^*^ goth.
a re-edit of a previous 'cast. Now with 25% more eeevil! Starts @ 9:15pm, PDT to about 11PDT.
UWS plays a Grevious Angel mix
As yet unleashed on the public. Starts at 3am GMT.
is the cleverest time travel movie I think I've ever seen. What's that - you disagree? Let me explain. At great length & With Spoilers. →Read more...
-- for making popular the 'Mankini
', the buttock-revealing unitard swimsuit for men.
This is a narcissistic post.
I hate the way I look in pictures. I like the way I look in the mirror, though. And I don't think I'm entirely
delusional, because→Read more...
this why i just keep getting sucked back in →Read more...
drezdn's crazy business ideas #9: fandamonium →Read more...
What are you doing this weekend? →Read more...
In case you were wondering,
it's probably a bad idea to launch fireworks from your ass crack
. (probably nsfw)
[Poe may have carried this in a pocket]
Naive about alcohol →Read more...
What should I have for lunch? →Read more...
I am considering starting a website that will offer downloads for purchase. I have questions that are probably easy to answer, but am a complete, how you say, n00b.→Read more...
Wow! or Hoax?
Because IANAScientist, I don't know if this is real or clever graphics designed to trick the gullible such as me. But WANT! WANT! WANT!
So I finally sampled the Yogurt that Launched 1,000 Parking Tickets: Pinkberry
. It was extraordinarily...→Read more...
I have a feeling I will be forced into battle →Read more...
Can someone please remind this guy
what the first rule of fight club is?
Should I buy a first generation iPhone and shelve it as an investment? →Read more...
Wanna help me cook this weekend?
I'm "home alone" this weekend and get to cook for ME. Recipes wanted inside.→Read more...
IE CSS help:
Is there anyway I can make this page look like it does in firefox and safari in IE?→Read more...
You And Your Wife Only Communicate Via Spyware.
GirlsArePretty is pretty patchy these days, but this one had me grinning.
Photo Friday: Food! Let's see your pics dealing with all things gastronomical.
TPS update, parental units version. →Read more...
Is it rude to post conversational things to metafilter and then go to bed? →Read more...
Recompsense for not be around.
It is like a wild carrot.
Also read the story
And blame Flickr. Flickr is ruining my life. Kinda sorta. Okay, maybe i'm letting it.
05 July 2007
I ate sardines for the first time today. They weren't that bad. Maybe even good.
Post-purchase remorse →Read more...
Die Hard 4
Could there be
a better film?→Read more...
I would like to thank hellbient for enlightening me to the someecards site. Mwah.
The Peak of Modern Civilization is upon us. →Read more...
I can haz hugz please? (This is a mopey thread.) →Read more...
Oakland celebrates Independence Day
1) 2,500 and 3,000 pounds of fireworks confiscated
2) 4 kilos of coke
3) "The only fire that caused major injuries...was initially attributed to fireworks but later was determined to be a methamphetamine lab..."
There's no shame in coming second ... →Read more...
Help me, quick! In a tight spot! Where should I hide the body? →Read more...
How Tall Are You? Do you identify as Tall, Short, or Indifferent? →Read more...
The most dramalicious message board I've ever read
has got to be Talkin' Broadway's All That Chat
, a board devoted to NY theatre gossip. Today's thread on the possibility that the lottery for A Chorus Line
$25 tickets is rigged is a doozy.
Weirdness. A guy I spent almost all of my young adolescent life pining for has joined facebook. I, of course, requested friend status. Still weird that I get butterflies thinking about him considering it was something like 13 years ago.
Bad drivers who sing
I noticed that no matter how bad a driver is, I always forgive them if I notice they're singing. →Read more...
calls into question the representation of gender roles through humorous subversion of the idealized photographic portrait".
OK, so I didn't get to see any fireworks this year,
but mygothlaundry's awesome fireworks photos
just about make up for it.
Tech help needed, Hoss! Bessie's goin' down.
My desktop is dying. →Read more...
Lou Rawls WTF? When I was a child, there were two different social fart rituals: For the first, you would have to say "safety" before someone else said "doorknob," else they could hit you until you grabbed a doorknob and said safety. The other, and weirder one, was that you had to say "Lou Rawls" or anyone who had heard your fart could hit you once.
Why "Lou Rawls"? Did anyone else have a similar ritual? What the fuck?
My father hypothesized that it had something to do with Rawls's rich, deep voice, which may have sounded like a particularly resonant fart.
THREE POINT SHOUTING THREAD! →Read more...
The little bathroom that could....
.. bankrupt me. I'm working on painting and redecorating my bathroom. I can't believe the number of things I have had to buy for this. Originally I thought, well, the sink, tub and toilet and floor are all fine, so I'll just have to paint. But then I'm a simpleton.→Read more...
Helloooooo Mecha People! →Read more...
Okay, so I'm gonna learn Spanish
and move my ass to Mexico.→Read more...
Boo-hoo! My iPhone died after 4 days
-- Joe Hutsko's experience with his iPhone
; also noted that it got "[s]o hot
I lived those first three days in constant fear that it would heat to the point of burning up."
It's Monday... oh wait it's THURSDAY, yay!! The joy of that never gets old.
Gettin' fed by bunnies
On Tuesday night, mr. gaspode and I made the salad that occhiblu posted
for dinner, along with a riesling that Hugh Janus gave us. For dessert we had a yummy pear liqueur given to us by jonmc and pips. What a great meal. Thanks, y'all.
Wet? What do you think of the current Music Challenge?
Newt the Cat
Okay, who was it who posted that portrait of their calico named Newt? →Read more...
04 July 2007
An amusing set.
YouTube results for "skodeng the unlimited." YMMV, NSFW, MAO, etcetera. I'm finding the European television advertisements most amusing.
Mary Rudge, poet laureate
of Almeda, CA, in the 4th of July parade. Her cheery face, her peacock parasol and her pink arm cast make this the most touching photo I've seen in awhile.→Read more...
So, have you ever had the experience of driving down a highway and passing what was clearly a band's or musician's tour bus?→Read more...
ALL AMERICAN RADIO for the 4th of July (TM USA)
@ 6PM Pacific/9PM Eastern - A Wendellsday Night special - play it while you watch the fireworks and annoy your neighbors...
3 point holiday update! →Read more...
Three Point Whinging Report
1) I'm doing activist crap full-time now pretty much since April and I am SO not cut out for it.→Read more...
Boring Excel question. →Read more...
I'M A YANKEE DOODLE DANDY! →Read more...
In celebration of the awesome
whether in the UK at the moment, here's two hours of songs with the word "rain" in the title.
Combinatorics give me a headache This mefi question
is quite a coincidence →Read more...
Back into caretaker mode.
My mom had another stroke this morning.→Read more...
Hurry, turn on ESPN. →Read more...
Photo Friday - upcoming themes →Read more...
I want one of these, to guard my home.
North Carolina man reels in a piranha. My favorite part:
When Melton opened the fish's mouth with a pocketknife, he said the fish bit down and left an impression on the blade.
730 Days Independence
: two years ago today, my family and I left the United States. →Read more...
askemecha - google FU!
Someone posted a link here to robot macros doing the same as the lolcats, but yaknow, even geekier. Canni find the link captain! Hope me!
OK, I'm crying here now ... →Read more...
After reading this askme comment
, of course I had to go take the test to reassure myself that I'm a benevolent creator
, which is pretty much what all the tests say - because this is how I imagine myself, and thus reliably answer the questions in a way that leads to this result (however accurate or inaccurate it might be). But one of these days that isn't July 4, we should do one of these tests (this one is too long) with a twist: everybody participating should answer as another member (how they think that member would answer), and see how close or far apart the results would be. →Read more...
Jimi Hendrix (15 albums)
- an open directory, one of those rare finds.
03 July 2007
As promised earlier
. →Read more...
We need a lawyer. Stat!
Our Atlanta-based theatre company
is looking for a lawyer willing to work pro bono
to get us incorporated. →Read more...
My friend has started a blog about being a "Beta Mom
." It looks promisingly funny. I hadn't heard the term before, but hey, we needed a name for parental anxiety for the 21st century.
I need help with my job's shoe policy. →Read more...
So. Freaking. Proud!
(aka "When did my cousins grow up?")→Read more...
Whatcha doing for the 4th? →Read more...
Part 2 in jonmc's 'This Song is The Key To The Universe.' 'Ambrose Part 5' by Linda Laurie
. A friend of mine once said that this song summarizes relationships perfectly. I think it has deeper mysteries to be plumbed. At any rate, it's one of the weirdest records to ever be a hit.
What point and shoot camera should I buy? →Read more...
Start spreadin' the news ...
I'm leavin' today ...
Do you floss? →Read more...
TV Series/season finales Now that the furore about the end of The Sopranos has died down, I wanted to ask: what are your favourite season/series finales?
Thought I'd do a radio session, starting on the hour. Come and join me!
02 July 2007
Phrases you may hear 100 years from now: "It's an old family recipe my grandmother downloaded off the Internet."
It's official. I am insane. →Read more...
Bacherlorette party at AsiaSF? Anyone been? How ridiculous is the whole thing going to be?
I heard Jessica Simpson's new movie Blonde Ambition was bad
And then I saw the trailer
Oh yeah, I should post these here too
LA Meetup pix. Only four of mine came out. Don't be drug, photogs, that's what I say. (Or at least pay attention a little bit).
Who wants a nice gold-plated braclet? Whoa, wait a minute!
In the Hizzouse | 8 pm/ABC Family | New
Rapper Bow-Wow (né Little Bow-Wow) stars as a precocious, trash-talking Congressman, newly elected after the incumbent is gunned down in a drive-by shooting. Rep. Wow (D-NY) brings his "posse" and his "beyotches" to the marble halls of Congress. Hijinks ensue. →Read more...
Because actually READING the dates would be WAY too hard. →Read more...
No, I'm not saying that... I just found it a little bit odd, that's all.
Letters to Buttheads Dear Butthead: Please when you holler and screech for me to send you an email, MAKE SURE YOUR EMAIL INBOX HAS SPACE FOR MY EMAIL. Yours, Grace.
MESSAGES TO OTHER BUNNIES THREAD! →Read more...
Bunnystock II: IGNORE ME! Ignore the previous thread. Mike is crazy. Thanks everyone for the support. Bunnystock II is on for the weekend of October 12, 2007, in Virginia Beach, VA! Be there or be... not there!
Happy Canada Day
140 years young!
Do what you love, and be proud of it.
Even if that happens to be attempting to climb into a giant balloon. And failing. Hilariously.
(NSFW if work doesn't like inadvertent exposure of man-torso.)
Photo Friday theme ideas?
I honestly don't remember if there are any more themes on the table...are there?→Read more...
Rock 'n' Roll News
This is an excellent overview of Creem magazine's "news" page during the mid-1970s, where you could find items like:
“And yup, that was Dylan leading Cher, George Harrison, Tony Curtis, Dean Martin, and David Cassidy in a conga line at the big bash about the Queen Mary a couple weeks back.” →Read more...
Previously: 1 2
. Trying to nail down a date for Bunnystock II. I need your help. Come inside.→Read more...
Three Point Status Report
1)I just had a really good lamb, feta and grilled pepper sandwich from here
for lunch. It was seriously one of the best sandwiches I've ever had.→Read more...
01 July 2007
Raspberry, Avocado & Mango Salad.
Y'all should really make this. Like, immediately. →Read more...
Inarticulate Ranting Children
I'm in IRC! Come shower me with love!
What the fuck?
Am I just an asshole, or is this photo not so great?→Read more...
An open letter to Lance.
To my dearest cat Lance,→Read more...
Humiliating Moments in Parenting
is making me laugh entirely too much just now.
It does occur to me to wonder... isn't water vapour pollution going to be almost as problematic as CO2 and particulates pollution?
Gone shopping lately? →Read more...
Hope me: Stupid, simple 'puter question... →Read more...
I've got two ideas. →Read more...
Update on my stepdaughter's condition:
She's still in the hospital.→Read more...
Youtube, do-over of Barkley's "Crazy" re: the Administration ('we think you're crazy, both you and Cheney, we think you're crazy...').
Anyone have any ideas why oink.me.uk has been down for a while? I'd hate to lose that place!
How are you spending Sunday? →Read more...
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