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Archives for: November 2007

30 November 2007

TV Trivia Question: Invisible recurring characters.Read more...
Attention, IRC bunnies! This can only end in tears.
good news / bad news. Onsite gig / blocked access to intertubes. The latter may be the deal breaker. I have a possible gig to keep me afloat for a couple of months. Problem is, it's onsite at a place I've worked before - no internet access. Which is an enormous pain to a free agent who uses gmail nonstop to communicate with all my clients.

Is there a workaround / bypass maneuver for websense and its ilk?
There's still time to wish stilicho a Happy Birthday !
2008 Guitar Player Gear Guide - fully online and free.
Kittens! OMG! I want that tabby one.
Do DVRs work for broadcast TV? Read more...
My brain is fuzzy. Unfuzz me!
Layer Tennis, in Flash! This one's going to be interesting.
Happy Another cute short from the Vancouver film School.
three-point update + bonus weekend forecast report Read more...
Breaking (scary) news CNN link, whatever. Someone walked into a Hillary 08 office with a bomb and took hostages!
I don't give a shit WHO you support, but how DARE someone try and use violence to subvert the process!
Song Lyrics - Your Favorite Ever Single Line Read more...
Ask Mecha: Estonia and Lithuania around Christmas/New Year? What started here, continued: it looks like I'll be staying closer to Riga than I thought. Advice & suggestions appreciated!Read more...
Tell me everything will be OK I think my tattoo may be slightly infected. And yes I'm going to a doc after work. I just need reassurace I'm not going to need to have my leg amputated.Read more...
Hypothetical Question. Say you're living in a weird parallel world where you've been convicted of a thought crime and you're due to be executed. As part of your last meal, you get up to three hours to watch anything on a TV that contained all the worlds TV & Film from all time. What would you watch, and why?
Confess Who has already put their Christmas decorations up?
Paging Denver Bunnies!!! I'm here 'till Sunday with a wedding Saturday morning. Wanna so something? Previously.
Big Big Question! Announcement crosspost! Also, that's what this was all about, fwiw.
How to Cook Your Life New documentary about a nifty, down-to-earth Zen chef who teaches a spiritual approach to food.
"During the 17th century, which I think was probably the dirtiest century in Western history, people put on perfume so they wouldn't smell their neighbors."
Salon.com link; you may have to let an ad play first
Chocolate Rain sells out to Cherry Chocolate Dr Pepper - yes, it's a youtube ad hey it's me posting you know I'm ad-dicted.
The internet stars are viral - more songs about internetfads.

29 November 2007

Puppy update! Of course there is a picture that is Read more...
misskaz is an aunt At around 5pm today, my nephew was born. Read more...
MetaChat Radio: Test, Test Please test radio if you can? Long time listener, first time broadcaster.
The Crossing. Yet another quietly beautiful game from the often-linked Orisinal. Read more...
What? WHAT??? 1 in every 700 people who are put under anesthesia for surgery are actually AWAKE during the procedure??

Like I wasn't already terrified of hospitals...
HAY GUISE ITS A MEETUP Yes, again. I know it's been a month of Sundays since I posted here, but in my defense I've been doing the wacky paramedic thing and working full time and haven't been posting but boy have I been reading and you people are a bunch of pervos.

So come see skinned people and drink and eat and suchlike in San Josie this Saturday. Hokay? LERVE.
There's such a thing as Folkipedia, and it needs help. Just FYI.
Canned tamales have their own MySpace profile.
What are your favorite moments from musical movies? Yes, I mean *that* kind.Read more...
George Lucas in Love (Coming at ya from like ermmm the year 2000 or maybe even before)
I'd Like To Thank The Academy ... and my mom, but not Jesus. I'm actually really surprised and slightly embarrassed that I'm the top commenter here. Read more...
Annual Performance Review Day Read more...
London Christmastime meetup? Not to mention welcoming terrapin and turtlegirl to the UK in style! Come inside.Read more...
Know someone in the services? Want to bring them home for Christmas? How?

Here's how.
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What are some of your favorite musical movie "moments?" I have three (and found them all on YouTube:Read more...
New Data Want to guess who the top commenters were?Read more...
Kapoentje: I need help with my Dutch please. Read more...
You're buying an egg salad sandwich for $3.50, Read more...
Mutts : I read a lot of comics and lately I've been really digging Patrick McDonnell's MuttsRead more...
Three-point status update. Read more...
Wanna Participate in a Callifornia Kid's School Project? My close friend in Seattle passed this onto me, Read more...
I cannot compete with the Itty Bitty Kittie Committee ... but - Guinea! OMG!
THIS IS A THREE POINT SHOUTING THREAD! Read more...
Yahoo! NFL Pick-em reminder The first game is on a Thursday this week: that's TONIGHT! I see that 3 people haven't made their picks yet; you have to get them in by kick-off time (tonight at 7:10pm EST).Read more...
MetaChat Webcams? Over the past few weeks/months #bunnies have put up with me and my webcam fixation. And while bored one day we mentioned how fun it would be to have a one-stop place to view fellow MetaChat member's webcams. YMMV. Feel free to add yours!
Update: It's a pattern. Read more...
does anyone in tacoma area want a beautiful kitten? It's not mine, it's from my favourite kitten blog, the Itty Bitty Kitty Committee.Read more...
Photo Friday-- Looks Like: These aren't mine, but: Beatrix Potter and Jessamyn

Did anyone else think so?
Men at work. I'm doing some mods to metachat, so expect a bit of weirdness for the next couple of hours. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Fraidy Cats Is there a film that you find too scary to watch? I had to turn this one off.
Yankee Magazine Cookie Primary A friend of mine is an editor at Yankee Magazine, and she sent me this link because it seems that no one but the Ron Paul army have been voting.
Win $1 Mil on Lottery - get trip to jail. Ouch, that sucks. Let him keep the money!
It's 3.30am. I have a colonosocopy tomorrow. I can't sleep and I'm freaked.

Also the only way to get through drinking that horrible stuff is to pretend to be Albus Dumbledore.

Can I have some good vibes, please?
How does this scam work? I'm selling some stuff on eBay and I got this message...Read more...
For everyone trying to get onto #bunnies I was told by a slashnet admin that the only server that is down is area51, so you just need to connect to another server.Read more...
I promise not to ask so many stupid questions. Soon. This one comes with recommendations and links to a cool series of Russian books and the latest of the film adaptations (which differ greatly from the novels.) So why do I get a nonsensical error message when I try to download the Day Watch soundtrack (with a free megaupload acct)? The Soundtrack is on RapidShare too. Music links are from Into The Gloom.
Anyone have any experience with divorce? Read more...

28 November 2007

Too bad irc is down. Good coffee, a few bummed cigarettes and i'm up for the duration.Read more...
Countdown to Read more...
I'll Take You ... where? Read more...
So, is anybody watching this CNN/YouTube GOP debate thing? I'm just hoping for a crazy meltdown.
Awesome. This Britney, she's gonna go far. WFMU guy hides the new Britney Spears CD behind a fake name and gets some of the DJs to play it. Reminds me of the whole Donny Osmond "mystery artist" thing.
2 Days Left to Sign up for the Metachat Holiday Card Exchange! Read more...
I'm shipping out to the Navy in three weeks! Long time reader, first time poster. I'm mostly excited but a little nervous too. I signed up back in May, so I've had plenty of time to prepare. I think I'm ready and I'm really excited to start a new chapter of my life.
A collection of book illustrations from the Estonian National Library, mostly from the second half of the 20th century. Links containing illustrations are marked with green boxes.
A Feel-Good Timesink. I donated, they said 500 grains of rice.Read more...
Who would win ... Read more...
This story about a man trying to open a bank account with a $1 million bill leads me to wonder: what's the largest unit of currency, the largest bill, you've ever seen in real life? Read more...
I am at an afternoon-long training session about 'Kid's Stuff On The Web' And, about half an hour into it, let's just say that this probably won't be the most informative afternoon I've ever spent.
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I've been spelling it wrong my whole life! It's "wookiee"!
Shameless Sickness Post - A Plea For Metachat Companionship... Read more...
Rip-oFF! - get your own jokes, ad peeps.
Brrrrrr! This is a shivering thread. Read more...
Oompa Loompa tossed from Vegas Bar after downing tequila shots and picking a fight. "Don't call an Oompa Loompa a midget."
Rocking Chairs Thoughts about rocking chairs on the porch.Read more...
Makeover Madness Iím working on fixing up the basement apartment in my house these days so I can get it rented out. Read more...
Today's shocking confession from TrueBrideConfessions.com.
A Night I'd Like to Forget. What a stupid evening I had yesterday. I wasn't feeling especially wellRead more...
The themes for next THREE Photo Fridays are...(walk this way) Read more...
Kids, No, Parents! Today/Bus Stop/GOML Read more...
Earworm Ever since I woke up this morning, I've had this song stuck in my head.
Why aren't you awake, helping me figure this out? So, yeah, I want to make this Sour Cream Apple Impossible Pie. But I no haz half-and-half. Or baking mix. Or sour cream. Read more...
Never Mind the Buzzcocks Read more...
HM Revenue & Customs has sent me a formal letter of apology. I never thought I'd live to see the day. Read more...
I am freezing. Read more...
SeattleAskMetaChatNewGlassesFilter Circumstances demand I get new spectacles and it's been so long I don't know where to start. So, if anyone here has some suggestions as to eye doctors and/or purveyors of hip to retro hip glasses, I am all eyes.Read more...
Peanut Butter Soup recipe For all that asked: Read more...
So some dude just emailed me on myspace to say I'm hot ...he thought I was a drag queen.

I don't know quite how to feel about this.

27 November 2007

I see you posting, and yet you fail to come to IRC. I don't understand. Come. IRC needs you.
Was that a wolf? I live here, in the apartments indicated with the blue placemarker, right next to a pretty big wood - probably a few square miles or so in area.Read more...
Report From The Trenches. Read more...
What's for dinner? Read more...
Computers! On sale! I love how whenever I want to buy a computer they always seem to be on sale for a limited time only! What an amazing coincidence! Lucky me!!!!!!!11111one
Let's Get Hypothethical. I'm working on a project, and I'm looking for questions—the kind of big chatty/hypothetical/discussion-piece things that don't fly on AskMe.Read more...
Out of 5 #100 10 mixes by 10 individuals (including gaspode and me) equals 100 songs.
I guess I have to post more... Read more...
I'm bein' invisible. Oh no you're not
O Lucky Man! is finally available on DVD! I don't know how I missed this, and I wish it was a Criterion, but whoo-hoo!
You don't remember me, do you? (or, to steal from jonmc, defending the indefensible)
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Movie Trope: The Mad Sprint for Love Do you know of anyone who's done this in real life?Read more...
I hate deer season. Waiting for the bus with my daughter this morning a shot rang out so close that I swear I could smell it.
VocabFilter: What does "salient point" mean and in what contexts is it used?Read more...
Broadway Strike Update Day 18. Talks between the League and the stagehand union broke down sometime early this morning. No new talks scheduled at this time.
A data point on the number of active users. During weeks 30-39, there were 1657 posts made by 233 users.
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Does anyone remember Galaga? Link.

Didn't the Boss Galagas metamorphose? Every emulator I can find says no. I remember some kinda caterpillar-butterfly thing going on with em Bosses. No?
Flickrwhacks! Remember the minor meme that was the Googlewhack from a few years back? I'm thinking of a flickr version of that. Do you have any unique tags that nobody else has used?Read more...

26 November 2007

This made me happy. On Disability Awareness Night at Fenway Park, an autistic guy sings the national anthem and gets the giggles. The crowd helps out.
This week, on Photo Friday: Looks Like Suggested by hellbient on the wiki page a while ago. His description was "nondescript things that resemble something specific", but I'd like to make it broader. So get ready to post pictures of stuff that looks like other stuff. People could be acceptable too. I'm putting iconomy in charge of picking the theme for 12/7.
I'm Not There (posible spoilers, although this movie is virtually spoiler-proof) Anybody else seen it? If so, what did you think? (Anyone on the fence about seeing it should read the linked article.)
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Mister Splashy Pants is winning by a landslide. Another cautionary tale (whale tale?) about doing online voting.
Shot with the highest rate of acceptance? We're holding a fundraiser next Monday and I want to offer shots, but we have to choose a single liquor. Which one?Read more...
This thread is for cursing the Gods, howling at the thunderstorm, screaming into the void, and pummelling the sea tide with your fists. Inspired by Speck, of course.
How does an american citizen get a replacement social security card when that person has no identification documents? This problem is aggravated by the need for a social security card to get identification. Read more...
My first post is about what? Bunny-pimping your car! Thanks to Dave Barry's Holiday Gift Guide, MeCha now has their shopping done early!
Complete Buffy series on sale today only (again) Last April when Mike9322 posted this deal of the day, I missed it by a day and instantly joined their mailing list hoping they would run it again - and today they have.

The deal isn't quite as great as they claim (they claim it normally costs $200, but really it's closer to $135), but it still comes out to a savings of about $40 over the normal box set cost. Also - 10 cents cheaper per disc than last time!
Question for the bunnies! Broken car window, need advice.
Christmas comes early not

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SHOUTING THREAD! Read more...
Why, why, WHY aren't cellphone chargers standardized?!? Read more...
Please, please, I really need things to stop going wrong. Please, God or Yahweh or Durga or whomever, you gotta ease up. That is all.
For my fellow Recovering Catholic mechazens. Wallace Shawn gives us one of the funniest scenes in recent memory.
I am both football and TV ignorant Does football happen on TV on Wednesdays? Read more...
I'm supposed to be decorating, but. . . Read more...
A Little Touch of Schmilsson on the Web , his Wikipedia page, his Video Archive containing rough footage for a documentary about him that was never released, The Point page featuring an mp3 of Think About Your Troubles...Becausehe knew everybody, did everything, wrote a lot of somgs you already know, and hasn't been getting his props lately.
I braved Black Friday this year. And I LOVED IT!Read more...
VitaMeataVegaMin. 50-odd years later, this still kills me.
Bunnies. And Pink. hopefully not a rerun...
Domino advertising - how many ads do that domino thing? Many many many..... youtube galore
Hey,pokermonk.. If you wear *these* hats,I'll make 'em for you..hehheh...

25 November 2007

Quotable Quote in this season of socializing. Igor Cassini, the society columnist, asked Bernard Baruch how he arranged the seatings for all the notables who attended his dinner parties. "I never bother about that," Baruch assured him. "Those who matter don't mind and those who mind don't matter."
If you make this hat, I will wear it for you.
If You've Ever Wondered What It's Like To Have a Child With Special Needs Read more...
Watching. Using Google to see feeds from surveillance cameras around the world. Refresh an image and it will update. Everything seems so quiet.Read more...
Pictures of pictures of walls (and other things) I particularly like the one featuring Robson & Jerome.

If you get the thumbnail version, click on it and it should enlarge.

Also, some NSFW words.
Coffee drinkers: I wish to be one of you! Read more...
Back From S Cal I have a few more pics up from my beach trip,Read more...
I saw one of the new Snickers commercials on TV, and was like, OMG, I know that pilgrim! That's my friend, Jeff!Read more...
What book(s) are you reading right now?
By popular request, today's 'tehkyoot' post. I know what he's saying. "It wasn't me, it was them!"
Help me with some unconventional holiday music? I'm having my annual holiday party in early December and have been charged with compiling the playlist. Tell me what your favorite unconventional holiday music is, please. To give you a sense of what I'm looking for, although it's horribly overplayed (in New York bars, at least), I do really like "Fairy Tale of New York," by The Pogues. There's no requirement that the music must be specifically related to Christmas, nor is there any limitation on genre.
What is the best book you've ever read? This question was shut down on the green for being chatfilter, but it seems like just the sort of question to ask here at MeCha.Read more...
It's that time again! I haven't posted an essexjan appreciation thread in awhile. Read more...
Why do we read? [ny times] I was inspired by this AskMe, and have just started If On A Winter's Night A Traveller. While we're on the subject, has anyone tried the new Amazon goodie, kindle?
Sunday Quiz (food) It's UK-centric, but that's a good thing.
My car just got broken into.

24 November 2007

wow... Just got back from the tattoo shopRead more...
My Name is Norman Bates, I'm just a Normal Guy I remember when this came out. It was weirdly cool and different for the time. 1981 seems like yesterday. (Youtuber)
AskMeCha: RadioRadio. Read more...
Dudley Moore's Parody of a Beethoven Sonata. Based on the famous whistled march from Bridge on the River Kwai; the coda is particularly epic.
Silly question: Just how many registered members are there here at MetaChat? More than 1% the 60K at MetaFilter? I also wonder how the number of 'active participants' compares, though that would require some serious data analysis.Read more...
A new term from #mefi verbofavorous posts: aka the teh-bligh conjunction: 'posts with an equal number of comments and favorites'.

This almost made the cut.

yes, i really am that bored
A couple of months ago I shared a few songs from the German band NEU!, who did three influential albums in the 1970s. I finally found a copy of their third album...Read more...
Please help me sell some nice stuff online! Read more...
How do you deal with accumulation of papers, magazines, books... letters, receipts, software and hardware manuals, holiday cards and postcards from friends and relatives, notebooks of ideas, notes to yourself, and all of the other dead-tree stuff that piles up in your life?Read more...
This was awesome I'd heard, but never seen anyone play one of these.
In case you don't visit the blue ... Read more...
migwiz98 Posted for the general good (and specifically for anybunny who is stuck transferring an older relative's computer files and settings from 98 to XP). You may now shower me with compliments.
Very retro looking Swedish ad and here's a bit of info in it - in my mission to spread ad-law-knowledge over the world. Read more...
Three point status update: LONG WEEKEND EDITION! Here it is only Friday, and I feel like I have to be in bed for work tomorrow... but the real weekend hasn't even started yet! Woo woo!

So what's everyone doing with the next two days?Read more...
Rainbow Bunnies - Takes a while to load and it's a Sony commercial, but they're so damn cute. Look for the Play-Doh ad.
Can we talk about how it blows my mind that a hole the size of a fist can sink a cruise ship?

23 November 2007

Brilliant bumper sticker, that's so true it isn't even funny.
You Canít Always Get What You Want It just seemed like a good soundtrack for Black Friday, yíknow what I mean? Read more...
As so many posts are food-related this weekend ... Read more...
Photo Friday Foodstuffs Read more...
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you... the biggest asshole on the entire internets.
This is a whining thread. Read more...
Transferring files from very old puter to new... Tomorrow I have the dread task of transferring everything off my aunt's ten-year-old PC onto her new Dell. Problems will ensue. Help!Read more...
Experiments with hand lettering : an ongoing series based on spam subject lines.
I am VERY VERY ANGRY. I just checked the mail. We just got some kind of crap letter from some white power racist organization. With a pamphlet that condembs mixed race marriages. In other words-DISSING MY GRANDBUN.Read more...
One week left to sign up for the Metachat Holiday Card Exchange!
Shane is Posting Too Much Today Vol. 3... This is a thread for stupid (or not) "tech" questions. My brief ones are inside:Read more...
Bunnies! OMG! Strangely mesmerising.
Any body ever worked a office secretary job before? What was it like ? Any advice on what a n00b could learn and do to better prepare for this? It's for a largish textile company. I imagine I would have to practice typing with whatever educational software is out there and I have never used Microsoft office before either; I think they use 2003. Would it help to learn 2007 as well? Any experienced or tricks of the trade would be helpful.
Is this the most irritating song ever written? I heard it on the radio today and it's still in my head. It's got to be the most annoying song ever. Unless, of course, you know different ...
HAPPY BURTHDAY SIL!
Photo Friday?
Series 3: The Mighty Boosh is awesome so far. If you haven't seen it, watch it. If you don't get it, watch it again. And remember, with the Sellotape tree, the higher the branches, the stickier the tape.
Kitteh conversation. Ah, so that's what they're saying.
Post-Thanksgiving update: So, I'm doing what it seems a lot of folks are tonight (judging from various posts here and at MeTa) Read more...
Okay, this is pretty cool, if you haven't seen it before. I hadn't. Drawing a woman from the inside out.
I love this forum. That is all.

22 November 2007

Radio_Replica: Black Planet 2: Goth/EBM/Industrial
Starting at 9PM PST / 12AM EST / 5AM GMT. 2 hours of evil.Read more...
Okay, I've got to ask. Bunnies? (Aside: Happy Thanksgiving to American Metachatizans.)

What's with the bunnies? Read more...
And Today's Random Picture Is . . .
This is a disappointed thread. I was supposed to be heading to the big city tonight, spending the evening drinking wine and hanging out at Zack_Replica's, but it ain't gonna happen. *sigh*Read more...
What are your feelings on spanking children? My friend and I were at a restaurant the other day with his four year old son. His son is a good kid, but started getting a little rambunctious and wild, as most four year olds do. My friend remarked he would spank him, but someone might call the police. Apparently this is something a lot of parents have to deal with today. My friend is also a cop. What do you all think of spanking kids? I would like to hear opinions from law enforcement, people who would call cops, people who still spank regardless and parents and non-parents in general.
Broadway Musical alert! MTV is re-running their TV adapation of the musical "Legally Blonde" at 8 p.m. tonight! It's really fun!
How did you decide upon what you wanted to do in life? I'm at a career crossroads. I've gone through and done what seemed to be the right thing to do up until now. But, I'm not passionate at all about what I do. I try to dream about what I want to do, but can't break free of the chains or practicality.

How do I find that one thing that I'm passionate about. Any books, websites, resources, or personal anecdotes are appreciated.
THE PARADE IS ON!! I love the Macy's parade, it makes me so hap hap happy.
happy thanksgiving! I am in Scotland, but I really want turkey and stuffing and cranberry sauce for dinner later! Boo. Oh well. I am really thankful for a lot of stuff. What are you thankful for?Read more...
British Invasion I know TV is on hold for the moment, but I'm going to talk about it anyway. There certainly are plenty of British actors sporting fake accents on American television these days. Read more...
Gah! Flickr have broken map view Snarky disingenuous "Is this is a bug?" support request already filed.
I tried to watch Pushing Daisies tonight. Ten minutes was all I could tolerate.
I'm a loser I did not "win" the $79 Wii from Amazon. Ah well, probably better that way. Anyone else who voted should go check at Amazon.com/CustomersVote !
Ewww. It's stuff like this that gives credence to those quacky "cleanse & purge" infomercials that are on 40 cable channels, in the wee hours, every night.
The Space-Time Continuum is my Playground!! Hahaha!! Euclidian geometry withers at a glance.Speculative string theory sub-atomics are a
simple chore.To whit:
sleeping: 8 hrs/day
working: 7 hrs/day
computer fun: 14 hrs/day
blank-eyed drooling: 3 hrs/day
Yes,it's all accomplished in a mere fractal dimension bending
24 hrs.Am I not scientific?

21 November 2007

Metafilter's Own Lore Sjoberg has this Thanksgiving Thing Nailed. With ideas for Thanksgiving catering services for the 21st century, some funnier than others, but starring the bird-based roast that makes the turducken look like a hummingbird: The Ostemugooturduckenuailinch!
Meet Saffron. My new pooch. Adopted today from the Boulder Valley Humane Society Picture is Read more...
We entire the dark days of retail. Read more...
this made me a little sad - isn't SPF holding his little brothers hand as if to comfort him when he's scared of all the flashes? Damn paparazzi! Leave the kids alone!
This is probably the last time in my life that I will forget Thanksgiving Took me four years but I finally did it. Whoops! I guess I won't when I move back stateside.
Hairy Mohair Catsuit. From the amazing blog What Not to Knit. A year old, but worth a second glance if you've seen it before.
I am writing a really bad paper! Wheee!
I see tracers Neat little prototype tool for viewing film/video.
Prediction Croatia 1-0 England
Today's to-do list. Share yours?Read more...
OMG Catfish! Doesn't it look annoyed? More big fish here!
Every critic LOVED the new Coen brothers film. Everybody but Jonathan Rosenbaum. His Coen-loving readers fight back. My favorite comment: "Rosenbaum supported and apologized for regimes that really carried out mass murders in the tens of millions. Yet, he's completely blind to HIS OWN history. We may like 'mass murderers' on the screen, but Rosenbaum likes them in politics--as long as the mass murders are in the name of radical progress."
When are we gonna tell NPR that we're tired of Susan Stamberg's cranberry relish recipe?Read more...
Do you keep your online and 'real' lives separate? I do, but I'm wondering if I should. Read more...
Now ... Read more...
This is a pet peeve thread. Read more...
Safe travels, American bunnies! Those people you're driving 7 hours to see had better be grateful. (Image, SFW)
Sushi Go Round Flash Wednesday!
Restauraunt menu choices Read more...
Marvelous Work, Boys HM Revenue and Customs lost my data. Well, mine and the data belonging to 25 million other people. Read more...
Math is hard. I spent part of yesterday evening helping the g/f's daughter with her math homework. Read more...
I wish I could knit. My baby needs a turkey baby hat!
I just returned home from my very first trip to a gym. And I survived!Read more...

20 November 2007

V. Cool Dancing Skeleton (gif.) Heh: "V. cool." I always get a kick out of that.
I just saw a snake puke a mudpuppie! Oh Mike Rowe, how you rock.
Wonít somebody think of the children? Being a compendium of music played on various kidís shows and cartoons over the years. Step inside, wonít you? Read more...
What did/will you eat for dinner? For once I had some sad, shameful dinner.Read more...
I CALL DO-OVERS! Two questions to y'all:

First off, was Michigan the only place to have two-square in addition to four-square? My girlfriend and I have been playing it lately (and will challenge any LA-area MeCha-zin to a game), and we've had to explain it to everyone we've mentioned it to.

Second, what are your house rules? A brief list of the ones I know is inside.Read more...
Damn! Damn! Damn! Read more...
Shouting thread: The Good and Bad Edition. Read more...
Your Hairiness Disease: Arrested Development subtitles from a bootleg DVD.
Photo request &/or search help, please and thank you. Read more...
AskMeCha: arch supports. Read more...
Good news everyone! The new straight-to-DVD Futurama DVD is out and it's a must-see for fans.Read more...
Holy Crap. I knew this guy and his brother when I was in college. :(
Wow If I had the means, I'd buy one of this man's paintings for my office (I haven't display space in my house). Read more...
What good decisions have you made recently? Read more...
Send warm thoughts, plz. Thx. Today and tomorrow I'm pressure washing a client's deck. It's supposed to be 6C, max (that's about 42F). Well water is cold, also. And wet. Brrrrrr! I'm shivering just thinking about it. *tells her toes that everything will be okay*Read more...
Bruce Read more...
Jackpot Yahtzee! Read more...
Unnecessary Dairy Overlap (An Open Letter To Subway)
For the How I met your mother fans out there The video of "You just got slapped".
*ducks* Read more...
post by: dg at: 07:35 | 5 comments
Letters to A**holes Dear Editor of Weekly National Paper,Read more...
What can this song be? I just heard it on the radio, and I can't figure it out... Read more...
Can one make ranch (dressing) flavored soup? Google is not helping. What flavor is 'ranch' anyway?
Gmail and Google both down? Anyone know what's up with that?
post by: taz at: 02:43 | 8 comments
Internet People (Here's the real video clip version.)Read more...
The Alternative-Thanksgiving Thread As an Aussie who lives in Japan I have never celebrated Thanksgiving.

On that day I shall be working - although Friday is officially a public holiday for Labour Day.

The rest of Japan will probably be catching up on sleep or watching TV.

What are the rest of you non-Thanksgiving bunnies doing?
I HATE baking! Hate, hate hate So, we're doing the Thanksgiving thing at work, and the only stipulation is that the food you bring you must make yourself. I happen to have some blueberries I need to use up, so I decide on muffins. "How hard can it be?" I says to self, apparently forgetting that those are the 5 words most likely to get me in trouble right after "Sure, make mine a double."

And now it's after midnight. The first batch an utter disaster. (Easy-release pan, my ass.) Second batch is sad, so I'm going for the third batch. If this doesn't work, I'm going to tell them, "Yeah, I made it. I made the trip to Wal-mart."

Any bunnies have Thanksgiving meal horror tales?
Happy Birthday squirrel dude! sciurus
IRC admins! Can we find a working irc server? Slashnet has been down/buggy for several days.

19 November 2007

Thanksgiving-week Three-Point Update Read more...
I think I've found The One. I've had a few people wondering where I've been lately. Read more...
What do I want that's $25 or less? I'm stymied.
Ladies and germs, may I introduce a friend of mine, and a new bunny. Give your best bunny welcome to whiskeychimp! I am not responsible for his behaviour. No, really. I'm not.
Chicken Sausages Aluminum Foil Freezer Time = WTF? So I was cleaning out the freezer tonight andRead more...
Any remedy for probable spider bites? Read more...
Specklet for hire. Read more...
Last Minute Denver Meetup? The BF and I will be in town for a wedding... arriving late Thursday November 29th and leaving sometime Sunday December 2nd. The wedding is on the 1st, but I don't know what time of day or night. Sound maybe almost possible for anyone?
Girlzone-filter (boys can play too, of course): I bought new shoes for work! And I love them! But I have a question.Read more...
Bunnytown I regret that I'm forced to link to this site Read more...
Overnight kitty My cat has to stay overnight at the vet so that they can collect a urine sample. He's going to be alone from 9pm - 7:30am. What do you think about that? Some vet type details inside. Read more...
Does anyone still eat cereal out of the mini boxes by punching out the perfortions and making a slit through the wax paper and pouring milk into it? I just bought some mini boxes and they still have the perforations on them. As a kid I thought it was the greatest thing ever.
Short jokes appropriate to share with a terminal friend? Read more...
I fucking hate rats. Don't you?
Spoilers! Last night's Dexter was OMG so good! Read more...
AskFilmMecha: What about the dialogue in Mamet's The Spanish Prisoner? (possible spoilers) Does it sound stilted because it is Mamet, or because the acting is weak in spots? Or both? Read more...
ask MeCha - good alternatives to Bulfinch's? Read more...
MeCha Decorating Tip #27 Some small arms fire does wonders for the "look" of your blinds.Read more...
Hey bananas! Read more...
Is there a Photo Friday theme this week ?
You work nine to five and somehow you survive till the night Bruce tonight. Rumors on BTX of a Peter Wolf and/or Dropkick Murphys cameo. Wishful thinking? I'll let ya know.
Ask Mecha Rats. I have home computer issues and I don't know who can help me. That's my question: who helps poor sad people like me whose computers are misbehaving and what can I expect from them?Read more...
The War Machine is not conducive to evolution. [ny times] WTFFFFFFF? Is the pattern not completely obvious to anyone who can fucking do something about it? When is the Karma ticket going to come up for the greedy selfish bastards running this circus?
A few photos from Saturday's Interpol/Blonde Redhead concert in Berlin!
Bunny adopts family of kittens. From the Daily Mail, of course. Where else.
Beowulf. I remember reading this in college, and thinking, "Beowulf was an asshole."Read more...
My Overheard quote (NSFW) My birthday present from the universe.Read more...

18 November 2007

Broadway Strike Update The League of Theatres & Producers and the stagehands union were in negotiations all weekend, but they just fell apart. Performances of all but the 8 unaffected shows canceled through next Sunday, November 25th (aka through the huge Thanksgiving holdiay weekend). I expect we'll start to see closing notices in the next day or two. This sucks.
What's unique about your Thanksgiving? American bunnies, Thursday's Turkey Day. Probably the menus don't vary drastically, but what do you do or have that's pretty unique to your family?
Keep an eye peeled-cha. Read more...
SNOW It's not a light dusting; it's a proper freak snowstorm in mid-November. I may have to stay home in the morning.
House pride Are you house proud?Read more...
My last name ranks 4,697th out of the 5,000 most common surnames in the U.S., being held by three out of every 100,000 people. Is yours in the list?Read more...
Buffalofilter: Richard "creative class" Florida is rather upbeat about Buffalo's future, given its umbilical connection to Toronto. The Economist concurrs. This makes me happy in light of recent threads.
Ask MeCha: Story ID. I vaguely remember reading either a short story or novel about a woman who was a research assistant and/or wife to a professor who was studying the bog people in ...Scotland? Romance/horror, from what I remember. Any memories stirring?
Tell me something about today... Read more...
I have been away for the weekend to my sister's - gah!
What music are you listening to right now? Foghat -- Slow Ride

Help me buy new winter boots! Read more...
This is a genome thread... Would you invest in getting your genome deciphered? What would you most like to find out?Read more...
culinary mishap #38494027 I made Jessamyn's granola recipe last night. Read more...
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Okay, no, really. Why am I locked out of IRC? I go to see who's there? Problem loading page. I go to sign in? Ditto. It's breakin' my heart! Help me, tech-savvy bunnies!
Another thing Kitties are Good For (doggies too) Read more...
Happy Birthday to SassHat! Have a great day sis!

17 November 2007

Flying Lawnmowers! Video - Picture - StoryRead more...
How far is too far?
MeFi folks have funny hair. And they throw poo at each other. Discuss amongst yourselves. (Oops. Sorry.)
You haven't truly lived until you've watched somebody get roundly cursed out by a wild-eyed Eastern European woman, I think.Read more...
What proportion of your television channels are currently displaying violence? Read more...
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD Read more...
Ask Mecha: Girlzone? Is Metachat a girlzone? I ask because similar questions have come up lately, and somebody suggested that it is, and I'd never thought about it that way, and, hmm, maybe there's something to it. So, is Metachat a girlzone? If it's not, what is? What's a girlzone, anyway?

(I might as well remind everybody that this isn't the place for making fun of Mefi folks. And mods, if this isn't an appropriate post, please delete.)
What are some good formats for travel blogs? Mostly photographs, with occasional bursts of text. All suggestions are welcome.
All time most misspelled word? Google doesn't even bother with "did you mean:"
AGM I'd rather be just about anywhere than here. I hate these things. Read more...
Someone broke into my car today ... Read more...
Butternut squash and quinoa autumn bake. Make this as soon as possible, cuz it's really really really good. Modifications as follows:Read more...

16 November 2007

Paging jonmc... to the headbangers section, please. And, of course, anyone else that needs their head flexed.....Read more...
Essexjan's curry rocks. Heya Essexjan - I made your curry tonight and it was super yummy. It makes enough for a week though!
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Cat food in a pinch? There's a neighbourhood cat that is constantly trying to get into my house. I don't know who the owner is, but sometimes my neighbour takes it in overnight. Tonight I gave in and let it come inside. Does anyone have any advice for me on how to rig up a temporary litterbox or what kind of food a cat can eat. I do have a bag of dog food - can it eat that?
Today at work, my tips amounted to $25 and a pat on the ass.Read more...
BUMP SF meet up tonight.
eMusic users? I found some old posts indicating that a few of us are. So have we ever done a Posting of the Nicknames? It takes a lot of (fun) digging every month for me to find stuff I want to spend my downloads on, and going through other people's downloads is a good resource. I'm thekassette.Read more...
Ever wondered what an anaesthetist does? The Black & White Menstrual show Featuring the Amateur Transplants has the answer.(Youtube link)
Tell me your weekend plans, and my Metachat dream Read more...
Completely frivolous AskMeCha Read more...
Can you make it to Saturday's Portland (Maine) meetup? Read more...
don't mess with texas... because they'll shoot your ass.
Mechazens: What's your bug-killing policy? Read more...
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD Read more...
i had some hummus last night and garlic stank is coming out of my pores, to say nothing about the gastrointestinal effects of the chickpeas.

i'm lonely.
Photo Friday - Hair, er, Hare, dammit HEIRLOOMS! Read more...
Furries porn! I can not explain what is going on in this ad.
I remember when 1337 was spelled 3|33+ It was wonderful to wake up to part 5 this morning.
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Derail This Thread! Read more...
I actuallly responded to a piece of junk mail. We went to one of those vacation club/timeshare promo sales meetings and walked out two hours later with a free turkey and two free airline tickets. Read more...
Q: What do you get if you cross a bunny with a kitty? A: bunny kitty sine theta

15 November 2007

Bunny roll call in IRC I'm looking at you ViaChicago, Wimpdork, TPS and KyLeg.
Kobe, Japan is to going get a Gigantor Erection. Warning: Article contains link to cartoon theme music in mp3 format.
;-)
Hey, who deleted my post without even e-mailing me? And why?--are we afraid of getting sued for "file sharing"?
LT-as-DJ Outed At Work! Read more...
It' nice to be proven wrong Chichester is great Read more...
MeChaPolitics I know, I know. When we're not about the politics, we're all about the mechanical engineering.Read more...
GOP Senator Larry "Wide Stance" Craig: -- "My concern is not with myself but with the posteriors of those in the audience" (at today's Environment and Public Works Committee legislative hearing).

Up there with his opening remark at his "I'm not gay" press conference: "Thank you all very much for coming out today."
Is there a safer way to LA? Read more...
Star Wars cat bed This needs LOLcatting. Also, note scariest bunny in the world on avatar three comments further down the page.
No luck finding work. But I'm gonna see the wee tot of a bobble next week for Thanksgiving, so there's something good on the horizon.Read more...
Reminder: SF Meetup tomorrow (Friday), 5:30, at Zebulon.

Probably a good idea to bring both your mylar suit and your sub-zero GoreTex.
stuck in pub on a slow news day Strictly T&A: spoilt feline rides in car; large breasts featured on bad reality tv show; Amy Winehouse drunk onstage... this is why I don't take a newspaper. Read more...
Hhorgy... Hhorgy !! - stories about Fellini are entertaining as heck.
Dreams of Flying: a dozen photos that make me smile, a lot.
Hello Kitty! OMG! She real! She really real!!!
Any Keith and the Girl fans out there? Read more...
Fake Doctors Note! Truly there is something for every occasion on the internets.
Mystery Employee Read more...
How much work is that swan in the window? This morning as I was waiting for the bus and looking up at my house, I started thinking about how much Iíd like to make a stained glass panel for the upper panel of the little window that is in my bedroom closet (in what my dad calls "the mistress room"). The panel has to be rather small (maybe 9Ē by 4Ē) so I canít do anything too elaborate Ė I know Iíll wind up in a straightjacket if I have to do something with a million wee pieces. So this morning I browsed the net searching for a good pattern. And just thought I'd bore present you with a monologue about my pickiness design process.Read more...
60 second science A new science blog from sci-am. Kinda cool.
I Am Legend. (embedded QT) I'm looking forward to this movie, though cautiously, since I've learned not to underestimate Will Smith's ability to screw up what could have been a good movie.Read more...
Rigility! New word! DFN: to be rigorous and agile. As used in a recent conversation about application development.
help me pin down the origins of this guitar riff!!! Read more...
WTF Teenagers nicked for stealing virtual furniture. I feel old.
Facebook application blocker is alright for some people. I just want a way to quickly describe a Facebook profile which is cluttered with applications. Read more...
LET'S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN... Quoting that link... "all Supreme Court decisions since 1754." There was a Supreme Court 22 years before the Declaration of Independence? Did I miss something in American History class?

14 November 2007

I just noticed that it's my two-year MetaVersary (well, in five minutes). I know a bunch of people have their MetaVersaries soonRead more...
Words I've Heard Enough Of Recently
1. Silo
2. Privilege
3. DoRead more...
"And Can You Explain This?" ...my Dad asked me during one of my rare visits and he brought up Google Earth and zoomed in on a familiar animal...Read more...
SInce I managed to depress everyone here I figured I'd share some happier news from my neck of the woods. Read more...
Organizational Announcement
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Mandoliniers? Pickers? Devotees of Bill Monroe inna house mebbe? Read more...
Yippie and artist George DeMerle has died. I didn't post this on Metafilter because I cannot find his obit or anything online, and also because I knew him personally I feared a self-linking handslap.

A friend's blog about about his death. Another blog mention. If you don't know who he was, well, I knew him as an artist and an inspiration, despite his questionable past. He died October 28 in Dallas, Texas. I attended his memorial service, which was small but emotional. He will be missed. I collaborated with him on many theme parties and art installations. The most recent photo of George I have, including myself with tie... Good night, Prince Crazie.
Who's lolcat is this? I know it was created here. It is now part of the lolcat application on Facebook. On a related note, I have joined the ranks of Facebook.
Hedgepodge! OMG! Story here.

Once again, the Daily Mail has the country's leading hedgehog news.
Three-point NiftyFilter Read more...
What would be a good name for a group of nerds that gathers monthly to trade lectures? Kind of like a salon for geeks. (Cross-posted from AskMe)
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Since Monday, I have been looking foward to using my lunch hour today to finish up a book for one of my courses. Did I bring that book with me to work today? Of course not. I guess I will instead use today's lunch hour to learn distance speed reading.
Paging chillmost I finally got off my arse and posted some photos of the 460.
OMG Bunnies! Vancouver Film School bunnayes!
Into The Gaping Maw of Doom Tomorrow Read more...
Metachat Holiday Card Exchange Time! Registration now open! Join the fun!
I am full of malaise Therapist appointment just made me angry, am doing my work but it's a struggle, and have all-day anxiety belly.
And I'm all out of bubble gum For the next several weeks, I need to be kicking ass and taking names. Surely, I cannot be the only one in such a position. Therefore, I give you Killa Bunnies to aid in your ass-kicking.
Paranoia Filter: If you subscribe to something with Google Reader will people know?
Project Runway starts tonight!!! This has been a public service announcement from MeCha's resident TV addict.
I applied for Social Security disability just over 3 1/2 years ago, and finally today, I have my case adjudicated before a judge. Read more...
Three Point Injury Report! What ails you? Gripe! Read more...
I had a mefi dream last night. My brain, urgh.Read more...
Pssst! Wanna see some dirty pictures? I tried taking some long-awaited photos of the house last night, for my parents, who ask me every time we speak... but I'm wrangling with my flash, which wants to either blow everything out, or just lay down and die. Anyway... Read more...
Two years have gone by. Where does the time go?Read more...
IRC 'Cause I'm too damned lazy to come up with a good post title.

13 November 2007

Thank you iconomy for the delicious sandwich.Read more...
so cute you may have to do something truly vile to keep the balance.
I just managed to switch into all the classes that I wanted, because I basically have been hitting "Refresh" on the course section page constantly for the past two days until they opened up additional spots. Being addicted to the intenet finally pays off. Take that, online registration!
Vacant homes send crime rocketing Eighty-five bungalows dot the cul-de-sac that joins West Ontario Avenue and East Ontario Avenue in Atlanta. Twenty-two are vacant, victims of mortgage fraud and foreclosure. Now house fires, prostitution, vandals and burglaries terrorize the residents left in this historic neighborhood called Westview Village.
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Bank Intern Busted by Facebook -- Kevin Colvin e-mailed his boss to say that he'd miss work due to what colleagues took to be a 'family emergency.' His boss turned to Facebook and found a photo of Colvin, dressed as a fairy at a Halloween party -- one which he apparently missed work to attend. The boss attached the image to his reply, copying the rest of the office as he did it. An Internet star/meme is born!
Please wish me luck! Read more...
SF meetup on Friday, 11/16. As usual, place yet to be determined. Step inside...Read more...
Thread in Which TPS or other In-The-Know Bunnies Explain the Stage Hand Strike Read more...
Windows Vista UAC and command prompt questions. Can any experts help?Read more...
Didn't I see this photo here on mecha? It looks a little like auds age 2 1/2. ;P or maybe not, but it was the first thing I thought of
Now this is how Vegas does an implosion. Despite rumors, OJ was NOT staying there while in town for his trial.
MY EYES! MY EYES! I got LASIK yesterday.Read more...
Dan in Real Life - Spoilers I liked some things and hated some things about it.Read more...
American Bunnies: How worried are you about a recession?
three point status report Read more...
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD MY MANAGER HAS DECIDED TO RE-DO MOST OF MY DESIGN WORK THAT I SLAVED ON OVER THE WEEKEND. SHE THINKS SHE'S A DESIGNER. SHE IS NOT.Read more...
Loscil , a mostly one-man band from Vancouver, BC creates music that reminds me of billowing clouds, those lights you see when you rub your eyes, and distant ringing bells. Several examples inside...Read more...
ANSWER THIS ASKMECHA OR I KILL THIS CATRead more...
Sex Toys For Troy! Give the Alabama Attorney-General a (potentially sticky) hand as he wipes out the scourge of fucktoys polluting my fair state.

12 November 2007

Hair looms on the horizon. You know it won't be long now. Read more...
Cher's hair looms Read more...
Heirlooms Post pictures of them. Maybe Friday?
Hey, I have a great idea! Let's have this Photo Friday's topic be HEIRLOOMS. Read more...
This week on Photo Friday: Heirlooms. Suggested by WolfDaddy.
Wolfdaddy: Who is picking the theme for the 30th?
Upcoming Photo Friday Theme: Heirlooms Read more...
Help, I need the disgruntled bunnies site! I can't remember it and a friend desperately needs some disgruntled bunnies. I know the word used to describe them isn't "disgruntled," but what is it?
stranded in Leeds without clean socks stuck working over; wakefield is creepy; posting via phone. hotel shitty. pub sketchy. snuck beer into my room with bad Denzel W movie. miss family. need whuffles. stop
FOTC - Season 1 DVD Watching it now. Still funny. Just had to share.
Where to buy stuff in Buffalo, NY? We're doing the cross border shopping thing tomorrow, driving to Buffalo. I've only ever driven past there, so I have no idea where to go. Any tips on stores, specifically clothing outlets, a place to get nice modern bathroom faucets, and a guitar store? Strange combo, I know.
Brad Pitt has got the fever for Pringles!
Candles! No, wait, wait, not candles... It's just an Uglydoll keychain. OMGBunny!
Sixty key limes for $3. Need tried and true recipe for key lime pie, please.
SCORE! Here's what my husband found sitting in its wooden case by a garbage dumpster on his way home, this exact model, with exactly the same decals, etc., though not pristine as this one is. Read more...
One of the least likely success stories of the 1960's. Read more...
Tips on turning an entire wall into a bookshelf? WITHOUT brackets? Anyone ever done it? Read more...
GAAAAAAAAAAH. I just got *none* of the classes I wanted for spring semester. What the fucking fuckity fuck.
Game geeks (like me) might appreciate this video of Lara Croft and the Prince of Persia doing "Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better". Bernadette Peters and Tom Wopat (I didn't know he could kind of sing) do the actual singing.
Ask MeCha: installment payments with the IRS: should I pay off my balance with a credit card? Read more...
Am I being an asshole landlord? Read more...
Illicit Bunnies. The ducks were in on it, too.
Other Mac vs. PC (vs. Linux)-style arguments It seems every field has them. What are some other ones?Read more...
A pizza topped with: cheese, soy beans, corn, pepperoni, mushrooms, mini-hot dogs and hamburger patties, and your choice of ketchup or maple syrup topping, is now available from Pizza Hut Japan.
The sky is black. Read more...
This One Goes Out to My Man... Ronnie James Dio Read more...

11 November 2007

"There are many words I could use to describe the food served here, but this is a family newspaper and none of them should be available before the watershed."
A four-star review of a zero-star restaurant.Read more...
Hey, NYC bunnies... I've got a friend coming out your way next weekend. She's a foodie and she needs some recommendations for places to eat in Chelsea. Any suggestions?
Bunnies are on FaceBook. Are you? I guess I am. Wanna be friends?
Interesting nsfw - via Natalee Dee
Jones Soda's holiday packs come in two selections this year: Christmas and Chanukah.Read more...
What's the deal with firefox lately? Mine has downloaded and installed three new versions in as many days. Weird.
Radio Mecha - Music Box It's Sunday, so how about some songs about Sunday, or, inexplicably, colors? Mostly jazz, no particular order. Please listen, if you're so inclined.
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At the Bookstore-That-Rhymes-With-One-Man-Band, Read more...
Macarons , never had them yet want them all. Cruelly distant oh so pretty cookie, you and your pastry kind mock us all with your whimsy.
Being a parent is a heartbreak. Read more...
Defend Your Position!
A chill over my fair city Broadway stagehands on strike; all but 8 Broadway productions shut down. NYTimes headline puts it best: "Strike Darkens Theaters and the Moods of Many Tourists". And TPS'!

10 November 2007

Podcastic Faves? Read more...
best term for making money ever: Clocking Duckets! I thought I was the only one to call money "ducats!'
Norman Mailer writer, macho man, film maker, wife stabber, Pulitzer Prize Winner, and candidate for Mayor of NYC died today at the age of 84. Slide show.
I made this tonight except with broccoli instead of green beans. I also sprinkled the tuna with sesame seeds as suggested in the comments. Served along with my saffron brown rice. I am fully sated.
I give you the original Chip's Challenge. Feel free to waste the rest of your Saturday playing it. I frickin' love this game!
Family visit. I visited one of my sisters and my Dad yesterday.Read more...
Radio Mecha - Music Box Here I am, on the Radio Mecha, making it up as I go along. But it'll be jazzy, like Jay, or Jeff, or those electric scooters. Please listen, if you're so inclined.
The current front page art has been brought to you by misteraitch (top), shane (middle), and deborah & mudpuppie (bottom) on the left, and Wendell on the right sidebar. The theme is "notes to ourselves". :)
Super Late Nite Insomniac Edition of IRC!!! Get in here! We might fall asleeps sooon!
Radio b - Thrown together at the last minute edition Just what it says. Starting at quarter past the hour. If you're so inclined, why not give it a listen?
"24" circa '94 (or Bauer in the Dark Ages)
Happy Birthday to Neil Gaiman! And Sinbad! oh, and eamondaly and Medium Format too !!!
It's ridiculous, Constantine. 'Cause you know you wanna.
Halloween is over. I think it's time for Bunnyhead to take off his costume.

09 November 2007

GO ALREADY. I operate under the illusion that hammering my index finger on my laptop's touchpad will cause it to send data faster. That is all.
For jonmc Personally, I continue to refuse to believe people actually eat the things.
Joomla Anyone here using it? Read more...
Happy Birthday to Shane !!!
Demonoid is no more. A few weeks ago torrent site Demonoid.com blocked all Canadian IPs because they had been getting threats from the CRIA. Unfortunately that wasn't enough.
Ben "Dude, youíre getting a Dell" Curtis is gainfully employed these days. He's waiting tables at Tortilla Flats in New York's West Village.
A question about etiquette: Is two months enough lead-time for people (specifically professors) to write letters of recommendation for grad school?Read more...
We The Robots is awesome. Check out today's. Also, this is a big favorite.
Radiohead are currently doing a webcast from their studio Should anyone be interested. They started off with Bodysnatchers and now Thom's playing some music (MIA, and stuff). Windows media opens in your browser.
"No Country for Old Men." Anyone else planning on seeing it this weekend? It's gotten stellar reviews. Can't wait.
On the "Skidoo" set with Otto Preminger by Roger Ebert - June 16, 1968 via
Police are raiding my neighbour's flat as we speak Read more...
Hamster eats broccoli Teh khyute, esp teh wigglee feetz
attention: you now have only 22 hours left to bid on gary coleman's nintendo gamecube. (personally, i'm holding out to bid on mason reese's pong game...)
Tomorrow I leave for my big spa weekend. Can't wait! So what's everyone else up to this weekend?
Fashionistas, I need your help! I need a suit, and I don't own one. In fact, I've never owned one. I have no idea where to start. Read more...
At this moment in time only, if you could pick your own name, what would it be?
Paging Iconomy or Please help me find the source of this quote Read more...
East Village Radio You're listening to it, right? Especially the delights of Wax Poetics, Mark Ronson and Colleen Crumbcake...
Photo Friday - Pretty Shiny
Be Happy! It's Friday!
AskMe Does anyone mind posting this to AskMe for me? It isn't exactly an emergency, but it'll save me a shitload of time over the weekend.

Just in time for Crimmmiis It's the perfect accessory for your faraday suit!
Btw. Planet Terror or Death Proof?
This is a flooding thread: I have a friend in the severe flood warning zone and can't reach her to find out if she's ok.Read more...
How much scotch should I drink? A little, a lot, or all of it?
Does Sauna Detox reallly work? It sounds like new age woo woo, but...Read more...
Boobs : nsf anyone who has to pee really really bad

08 November 2007

Holgapocalyptiphotos I'm about to drive from Milwaukee to Chicago (hopefully the Yogi tea will keep me awake) but I've spent the evening processing the giant files from the "Holga-Cam of the Apocalypse" (aka the Plastic Fantastic) and wanted to share. Bye, bye Wisconsin; I will miss your cheap beer until next week.
I am tempted to turn on the AC...
Awwww... this even made my grinchy heart melt a little.
How soon will someone answer this post?
Grrrrr-idjit-clients-rrrrrr. Minor rant-filter.Read more...
oil spill Between the the WWII shipyards, Read more...
It's all happening so much earlier this year! Our local park already has poinsetta arches over the walkways; the local warehouse-grocery store is full of (fake) Xmas trees for sale; and retailers are already moaning about how it'll be their worst year ever.
My clients keep standing me up. This building has no heat. Read more...
Overheard at work Read more...
any math aficionados out there? i was just listening to aphex twin's "windowlicker" single a few minutes ago, and i got to wondering about the second track (the one with the hidden picture viewable only if you look at a spectral analysis of the track), which is titled thusly.

just what does that equation mean, anyway?
Is anyone doing NaBloPoMo? Read more...
Hello. A band called Japancakes has released a cover album of My Bloody Valentine's Loveless.Read more...
Happy birthday to kmellis !!! Even if he don't come round here no more...
bah, I can't concentrate... What's for lunch?! Read more...
I'd like to have an argument, please.
The Genius of Photography... My FPP on the subject was a real dud, but it's an amazing series. Read more...
You know Thursday might be a good day when... Read more...
You know Thursday might be a crap day when Read more...
Chapter One: How to deal with a crap day at workRead more...
I'm a-dickie. Read more...
Fryderyk Chopin: Waltz in A minor, Op. 34, No. 2 I know, what a catchy title right? I love this piece though. It makes me wanna get naked with my honey and play games under the covers. Anybody else get that feeling? No? Maybe I'm just a weirdo.
Have you ever wished you could framegrab an image from your dreams? Read more...
Cookery Ask MetaChat: Who is the best American chef? Read more...
I don't know if it's 30 years of it going the other way, but koeselitz's comment has me laughing my ass off at the end of depressing day.

07 November 2007

Richard ('Donny Darko') Kelly returns with 'Southland Tales' (Sarah Michelle Gellar, Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson, Justin Timberlake, et al.)
I want a Clark Bar. I was reading Steve Almond's Candyfreak (a great book by a nice guy who gave me lots of free candy when I met him) and he describes going to the Necco factory and watching Clark's get made, which set off the craving. I searched a bunch of stores in the area, but none have them. They have 5th Avenue bars which are close, but not the same. Drag.
Has anyone here had blood clots in their legs? Can you feel them? What about other leg related cirulatory issues?Read more...
Oops! -- Toy Containing "Date-Rape" Drug Pulled. Bindeez had been named Australia's toy of the year.
To commemorate the 90th anniversary of the October Revolution, I bring you a long story of one man's tragicomical collision with the KGB. The story is titled The Return to Lubyanka.Read more...
Paging ColdCher, languagerat, TheRinkSuperhero ... Read more...
small victories (warning: shamelessly self-indulgent long anecdote inside) Read more...
HEY LADIES! I need your help. If a woman doesn't take her husband's last name, is she a Mrs or a Ms? Read more...
Winona Ryder + Any dude with a guitar = TLA I must admit, the Monkee surprised me.
Live concerts from Nickel Creek, The New Pornographers, Iron & Wine, Spoon, and others.Read more...
It's been too long since we saw one of these. So I am remedying the situation.
World's tallest dog meets world's smallest dog. The first photograph is fantastic.
Overhead on the bus this morning, from a guy in a pained cellphone conversation: "Look, I don't have time to listen to you, so just tell me what I can solve."
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD Read more...
Pull Your Pants Up "It's rude, not cool... Walking around showin' your behind to other dudes."
I'm addicted to Dwarf Fortress. That's all.
Stupid Things and Good Things Read more...
Beyond Ridiculous Things have turned to shit at work. I'm not a happy bunny. Read more...
mudpuppie, um, did you get my email about a week ago? Just wanted to know how your mom was doing.
Who likes the Muumi? Say yay if you do! Man, Nuuskamuikkunen is cool. And Muumimamma is so ... Finnish.

They aren't hippos. They're Moomi.
Wonders Never Cease First, MySpace got their shit together (by which, I mean they ripped off facebook) and now Yahoo! Mail has revamped their creaky old interface. Even the blue looks a different these days. Who's next? Which popular site is most in need of a makeover?
Tail Wag Overload! I now want two mastiffs, but I think my flat is a bit small for that.Read more...
OMG Bunny! With wi-fi! My desk needs one.

06 November 2007

SF meetup? It's been too long.Read more...
Hey, NoMeansNo fans! Remember back in 1981, they released that 4-song EP? No? Read more...
$25,000 Holga So, I made a (in my mind) wicked mod of a Holga 120 camera today and thought I would share with the kind folks here.

For those not familiar, the camera is a $25 plastic "toy" now with $25K worth of high-tech guts added for absolutely no reason.
AskMecha - How do I view stuff on sites that are blocked to Canadian viewers?Read more...
I'm writing this in bed! HAWT!! Read more...
My Next Wife Will Be Allmusicguide.com! Read more...
Fuck it all to hell.
Reason #456280 aliens should come kick our ass. To cap off a day where I was already questioning mankind's worth, I read this article about a kid torturing an autistic child's tortoise.Read more...
Grammer filtar: Suppose one was daring enough to use the word "encomium" in a sentence. Would one say "An encomium to X" or "An encomium for X"?
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Ask MeCha, a mystery to ponder for the ages Read more...
To bookend WolfDaddy's earlier TV post... let's compile a list of the all-time worst TV shows evah! I'll start:
Small Wonder (The horror...)
Photo Friday? Do we have a topic yet? update "pretty, shiny"
3 point status update. 1. I just added another gig of RAM to my computer. What a difference it makes.

2. My dinner is cooking and it smells good - chicken, garlic, home-grown basil, veggies. To follow, redcurrants, honey, yoghurt.

3. Bunny! OMG!
To do today I am going to the liquor store (finally) in preparation for several booze-fueled events.

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There is a fly on my monitor that I've been confusing by 'poking' at it with my cursor arrow.Read more...
Ad space is a terrible thing to waste. And so is choice post material. So i am doubly concerned-- nay, shocked to discoverRead more...
How can I get these two songs? Are Orbital's non-live version of The Dr. Who theme, or the Rick Rubin version of "99 Problems" by Jay-Z on any album?
Kitchen Mysteries? Ask and Answer! Here are some things I'd like to know: how/where do you keep your dry cereal? How do you keep your vegetables? Did you have mold/mildew in that seam behind the kitchen sink where the wall meets the counter? How did you get rid of it? And more!... Read more...
Now that TV is going to be even more of a wasteland... Read more...
Human Bunny Laughter really is the best medicine.
Parents and Casual Gamers beware. If you want to buy a Nintendo Wii for this Christmas period, it might be a good idea to go shopping for it now. I'm trying to find a supplier in the UK that isn't scalping an extra $200 for trying to buy the thing everyone else wants to buy. No luck so far.
Unabashed Self-Link We finished another song last night. Read more...
omg bunny? This is my first time, be gentle. I have been lurking, but I may have missed some of the more arcane etiquette. Is a bunny clip, though, and when I saw it, I thought of you guys.

05 November 2007

Recommend me some classical music for my dogs... to keep them happy when I'm not around? They love music. Their heads lift and ears perk even when something nice plays on TV. Read more...
Stress, pain and Paris Hilton "Neuroscientists have found that a cardboard cutout of the ubiquitous Hilton Hotel heiress has a painkilling effect on mice."
I am full of fever and hepped up on Nyquil. I want to go to bed, but Heroes is on and I think Mohinder gets injured tonight.Read more...
Dance party in the kitchen! At midnight! YouTube + pasta sauce simmering for a long time + absent roommate + bizarre surge of energy at the end of a long day despite intense hunger = turning all the lights off and dancing around the house like the diva/madman I am.Read more...
I have an emergency AskMe As in, I won't be able to get to work tomorrow (only 2nd day on new job!) if I can't solve this problem. If no one can answer it here, will someone let me use their question?Read more...
Voice Thread cross-posted, because it's really pretty cool.
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omg mushroom
It's been hailing here this afternoon. Read more...
My life is one big Metachat. I went to the shoe outlet out of town. Instead of musak, they were playing a satellite radio station totally and exclusively dedicated to Springsteen stuff. That's right. All Springsteen. All the time. Read more...
Aaaaaaaaaaand... work has finally gotten around to blocking MetaFilter. I will always regret not flaming out instead when I had the chance. Better that than having my candle snuffed.
Tell me about your empire Read more...
Who else is doing NaNoWriMo this year? I heard about it last year, and then got Chris Baty's book from the library about a week back. It gave me the inspiration needed to finally write the novel I've always wanted to write.Read more...
Whoa, that's my picture! How cool to see one's picture out and about.
Is Geico legit? After buying a new vehicle last spring, my insurance costs are eating me up.Read more...
'I Got A Gun' by Treat Her Right. This song was written over 20 years ago, but rings true as ever to me. Also, to the author of this:way to miss the point, yuppie boy.
Found things. Read more...
The New York Times and Portland, Oregon should just get a room already. Seriously-- what's up with the ongoing crush the Times appears to have on Portland?
SandwichFilter Read more...
Any one down for MeCha mail art? Y'know, all Ray Johnson-like. Link

I can start it off from Jakarta.Read more...
What a friggin' weekend . . . Read more...
Happy Birthday, chewatadistance! Read more...
Funny Quotes Thread: "The Atlanta International Airport is now considering shorter flushes in its bathrooms to help cope with the drought. Shorter flushes on their toilets. Or as Sen. Larry Craig calls that, speed dating." -- Jay Leno
State today's assignment here. Read more...
Pocky part Deux: Jonmc, I tried the strawberry Pocky. It's okay. Chocolate was better. (Walmart only had two kinds, I think.)
Bunnies, help me to kill! or at least gently dissuade. I have an hibiscus that is full of aphids. This page has lots of ideas for repelling them... but I'd like to know if you've had experience with any particular technique that worked great?
What's wrong with this picture? Leona Lewis does Snowpatrol's "Run" on Live Lounge.
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See ME in the Funny Papers ...or at least my name in an extra-odd online comic. Read more...

04 November 2007

I am trapped on the couch. The BF fell asleep while leaning me and I'm stuck. I can reach the laptop, but not the water or the food. My phone has just alerted me to a new message and my left arm is asleep.
The "Law & Order" noise is "chung-chung"? So decrees a headline writer for the NYT. I always thought it was more of a "bok-bok!" myself.
This post is for you just in case you're one of the many who have been wondering what it would look like if someone chewed up Starbucks pastries and then spit them out and painted a portrait of Britney Spears with them.
Why're all the flags at half mast? I noticed today on campus that all our flags are at half mast. I mentioned this to a friend of mine who was visiting from Kansas, and she said that they were like that last weekend down there as well, so it's not just an Iowa thing. Am I missing something obvious? Or is it just a coincidence that two states have mandated half-mastyness and gave me the impression that it was a nationwide thing?
wTf??? Mildly NSFW, NSFSanity, NSFWeak Stomachs, in places. [via]
Hiya! Hola Bunnies!
I signed up today. Me bunny!
As an offering to the bunnygods: How to draw a bunny.
PS: Do we have a lingo of our own? Or does bunnyspeak overlap lolcat?
Recently gave birth, Brit Paula Radcliffe wins NYC Marathon Just watched 33 year old Paula Radcliffe run 26 miles to win the NYC Marathon. And she had a baby girl, Isla, *9 months ago* (fun celeb babies site). Amazing athlete.
Digestive Advantage? Anyone ever try this stuff? Read more...
How's your weekend so far? Read more...
gmail issues, redux I know a few of us were having trouble. I switched to the https://mail.google.com/mail/ address (the secure version), and now I don't have any problems logging in and don't seem to get stuck in the endless "loading" cycle. Thought I'd share, in case the same trick helps anyone else.
Waiting for the universe to realign itself Read more...
Want to know where I am now? Read more...
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03 November 2007

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Beavers! In peril! They want to kill the Martinez beavers! Noooooooo!
I'm a fan of Iron Chef America for all the usual reasons. But I have an idea. The 'secret ingredient' is almost always some prized foodstuff like Kobe beef or heirloom tomatoes or truffles. Anybody can make a great meal out of stuff like that. I think that for a block of episodes they should have secret ingredients like Spam or Bologna or Marshmallow Fluff. It would be funny and it would provide the chefs with a real challenge. I'd definitely watch.
Scorpio Martini , or "Waht I Did Toady" ; my conversion of a Scorpion into a martini. Read more...
Anyone want to get together and try to start a private torrent site? Read more...
They just gave us a new car in exchange for our old car! We had a 2006 Honda civic on a 4 year lease. Read more...
Inappropriate use of Homeland Security powers? Is it just me or does it seem the US internal spy system is being used to hunt down people who aren't terrorists?Read more...
I found this in a tchotchke shop last year.
Oh, Amy.. Amy Winehouse at the MTV Europe awards last night.Read more...
This is a QI thread What is house dust made up of? Read more...
I give up, I really do. Read more...

02 November 2007

get up [m00sic] Read more...
catalog opt-out webtool. Time to get rid of Oriental Trading Accessories and Nozzle Gadget Outfitters. In one fell swoop, no less.
Lipstick Thespian Is On the IRC Thingy If Anyone Would Like to Say Hi... Read more...
Radio Mecha - Music Box It'sa me, on the Radio Mecha, playing I'm-not-sure-what, though there will definitely be some soul in there. Please listen, if you're so inclined. Or, if you'd like me to get off so that you can broadcast, just say the word.
What movie do you want to direct? Read more...
Ask MeCha: boring Opera browser question Read more...
This Is A Happy Thread Read more...
Does anyone remember where I got my Christmas cards from last year? Read more...
Oh. Oh my. IF any of you happen to run across a link applet called "I Feel Fine" you might want to not click on it, at least from work.Read more...
This disruption in the space-time continuum is getting annoying. Why can't my computer's clock actually match the time on my watch? I've been confused all week. Read more...
Lost my job just now. If you don't hire a consultant after 6 months, you gotta fire him, I guess.
Leaping Lemurs of Madagascar Surreal video of leaping lemurs. Absolutely beautiful.
bunny head Having the original metachat guy with the bunny in his head back on the site makes me happy. I even like the zombification/vampirization modification.
The neighborhood kids were thrilled! -- Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek sat on a lawn chair in his driveway Halloween night, greeting trick-or-treaters. He signed autographs while his 7-year old daughter handed out Butterfinger candy bars.
Happy 11-1 BD to IRFL, Happy today BD me & Wedge, Happy 11-3 Miss Lynster Read more...
The very fact that a condom says it's good natured would be enough to make me want to buy it.

Very long Indian condom commercial. Strangely compelling and hypnotic.

SFW, although the subject matter and subtitles might not be, depending on where you work.
What's the weirdest thing you do? Read more...
Heather Mills Loses The Plot on GMTV I'm not sure I've ever seen a more bizarre interview in my life. (part 2)
Un-friending on Facebook... Read more...
Photo Friday - Pictures of Ourselves
The Beach Boys on Good Morning America, sometime in 1980 or '81. This clip is kinda funny, but also heartbreaking.Read more...
Help me automate my task, O Excel/Office wizards! Read more...
Brotherly Just wanted to say thanks to everyone here who helped me. It's all a bit personal if you want to Read more...
I am tinkering with a website. I don't know what I'm doing.Read more...

01 November 2007

Holy crap. "A frightened cancer patient inadvertently heard terrible news. Anesthesia erased her memory."

I say holy crap not over the ethical question but because wiping your short term memory on demand is no longer science fiction.
the best band you've never heard of [divshare] Read more...
An interesting phenomenon in the blogosphere... Warning: major meta observations

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Dog The Bounty Hunter discusses his views on interracial relationships and his work to his son, Tucker.
Full audio here.
Harry Potter offshoot unveiled Read more...
Variable album ratings, Norway, and the disappointing truth about Bonnie Tyler Read more...
Stupid Relationship Question: What activites do you do with your SO? I need help having a 'normal' relaionship again.Read more...
What's up with Gmail? Read more...
Yo, Lens Cap Have you ever made a 'PhotoBook' on a site like photobox or snapfish?
Tell me about your dream house Read more...
Jack Gaunt, 1924 - 2007 When I was growing up, one of the other dads on my block was this guy. He was a beat photographer with the LA Times, Read more...
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Japanese IQ test Instructions in English.
Do twentysomethings still read the Village Voice? I used to read that paper religiously when I was a provincial college kid in the late eighties and early nineties. Read more...
Last night, my professor used "language" as a verb. I'm giving up on the human race.
New Kozyndan bunny print Following the bunny Hokusai wave, the bunny cherry blossoms and the bunny fall, here's more snazzy bunny art from the duo.
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The New Saul. Discussed on MeFi days ago. Released electronically this morning. Anyone listening to it?Read more...
Three-point status update. Read more...
Hey Mom! Look what I can do! extremely cute, slightly gross
Kid Nation! Am I the only fanatic here? I love that show!
I never thought I'd say it, but I'm starting to hate Halloween. Read more...
So, you were looking for a music magazine? Paste is making it easier for you to give them a shot. The price? The newly trendy "It's up to you."

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