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31 December 2007

Thyme and onions in butter I'm making an onion soup with the stock from my Christmas pheasant.Read more...
So i just yelled in the hall: "Happy New Year! Shut The Fuck Up Or I Will Call The Cops At Midnight! Happy New Year!"
They have shut up. Almost did it at Christmas. Happy New Year to The Continent! Hope you caught the hour long RH New Year webcast. They redid it for an hour. Maybe they'll do it again.
Current Stumbling categories: yoga, nanotechnology, survival, design, ambient space-out music, open source, art, New York, satire, books. Read more...
Hope me, Admin! Is the comment field too far right for anyone else today?Read more...
I heard Hillary Clinton was a ballbuster, but I didn't realize she was a nutcracker too.
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD! I WANT TO GO HOMERead more...
Book advice... What are some well-written, non-fiction books? Read more...
A musical New Year's gift to my Mecha pals. "Auld Lang Syne" as performed by the immortal James Marshall Hendrix.
Striking 12- A charming musical about changing your attitude, set on New Year's Eve. I love when I can listen to a show set on the day I'm listening to it.
Music to begin a new year: Philip Glass' Symphony No. 5 combines readings from sacred texts of most of the world's religions, to tell a story about the universe's creation, awakening, conflicts, and renewal. You can listen to and/or download the symphony here.Read more...
What are your New Year's Eve plans? Read more...
kitchen wizards, a little help? ... can you save this tortured chocolate? Read more...
Everyone be safe out there tonight. Remember, the amateur drinkers will be out there on the roads in droves.
In the spirit of New Year's resolutions, here is Bill Plympton's classic animated short, "25 Ways To Stop Smoking."
Happy New Year's Eve, everyone! Thanks for making 2007 more bearable when it was bad, and even better when it was good.
Duelity.net Stunning to look at Flash animation on creationism and evolutionism. Not completely sure they got the message as clear as they could have, but it's awesome eye candy.
Whoa! I wanna see this movie.

First link is to a short movie clip.
New Years Resolutionsdoes anyone make them anymore?

30 December 2007

We are back home and thanks to all you's bunny folkses! Christmas day went well and the kids had a normal and fun a Christmas as you could want. Read more...
UWS techno mix Sorry, I lost my wiki p/w so couldn't announce it ahead of time, but I hope you like it, and I hope i don't get the banhammer :)
I CAN HAZ A KITTEH? Read more...
I am making beef bourguinon for dinner. It's been a while since I've made anything this involved -- it's kind of fun. Six-quart pot! Three-quart pot! Twelve-inch skillet! Low heat! High heat! Bouquet garni! Wheeee!
Me and Pips were just talking TV. I mentioned that there were a select few actors who were 'icon' level characters twice. The list we came up with so far:Read more...
LT's First Foray Into Digital Photography! Read more...
"Forget the Garden of Eden; think Mad Max." Were the hunter-gatherers really the "noble savages" they are claimed to have been?
This is a whining thread Read more...
I Can Haz Caption? Evidently I'm not the first to think of LOL Bushes. Damn.
Mrs chewie was up until 4am Saturday, she couldn't sleep so she got up and read. Last night she got called in around 8pm to troubleshoot the HVAC.Read more...
Please make me feel better for not being such a screw up! I'm here at my new job, and it's my first shift being all alone in the office. And of course, I've managed to get the lift stuck. And I can't get it unstuck. This means that I can't reshelve anything, or pull anything, or really do much work at all. Read more...
The Barnum Effect Try it for yourself.
Russian LOLcats I have no idea what the captions say.
I've been on a Humble Pie kick the last couple days. Read more...
?? I ran across this site today: The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels... and chuckled when I saw Read more...
Gaaaaaah! Tell me I did the right thing and that I'm not a huge asshole.Read more...

29 December 2007

I blame jason's_planet for this: Third World Squats. Read more...
I heard the muffled sound of skittering insect feet Read more...
THIS IS A BOOING THREAD BOOOOOOOOOOOO! *hiss* Read more...
Yemen. A rather pretty slide show over at the nytimes site.
Braise it! Read more...
Quick! what can I do with a 15 year old in San Francisco? That doesn't include the Exploratoreum or China Town? Read more...
Has anyone read "The Interpretation of Murder"? [probable spoilers] Read more...
post by: taz at: 04:55 | 4 comments

28 December 2007

Black cats and MeFites? Is it just me or is there a plethora of black cat owners on MeFi/Metachat? Read more...
Ever heard the band Glossary? No? Well, they're pretty OK. Here's an old AV Club review. Here's their newest record for free. Twangy tuneful indie rock.
hi Just wanted to say hi. Haven't been around much lately (due some big life transitions), have missed y'all bunnies.

Hope you're having at least tolerable holidays and haven't gotten lodged upside-down in any septic tanks.
Clean Living January - Who's In? Read more...
Flourescent light proselytizing Read more...
Under what circumstances can a collection agency refuse to identify the creditor whom they represent? Read more...
Google-fu! A co-worker has apparently been looking to replace a credit card holder for decades... I'm close but need help!Read more...
Bunny cards... I just wanted to thank all the bunnies who sent bunny Christmas cards to me...they were all lovely, each and every one. It made my Christmas season happpier. Whuffles to you all!
Rainy Day Traveller A city by city guide of what to see and do when it's raining.
What are the rules for Indian Giving? Read more...
Thomas Dybdahl I'm pretty into this Norwegian singer. Check out: From Grace / Dice (nsfw?) / Adelaide / If We Want It - It's Right / Cecilia
Museum of Talking Boards. Mystifying oracle.
An amazing feat done by a family friend -- Pilot loses propeller, calmly glides 8 miles from about 16,000 feet to safety without being able to see out the windshield.
Hello Kitty for Men! Perhaps following the lead of Gentleman's Pocky, Sanrio tries marketing to a male demographic. I think they might have better luck with Badtz Maru, but hey, if they can make a go of it...
so the broken house status report Still broken.Read more...
Wither MeCha Radio? I've been exploring. The MaCha Radio thread listed to the right is old (October), is anything happening with this? Paging Box!
My new (hand-me-down) iBook w/ grafitti art and new DJ mix online. The DJ mix is just the first half of a rare 2+ hour vinyl vs. mp3 set. Weird stuff. Dub-techno-house?
Metachat: Best of List #2 - Things I Almost Don't Believe In Read more...
Photo Friday: Best of 2007
What did your family "invent"? Read more...
Friday 3-point status update Read more...
"Need More Than Just A Password Stealer? You're in luck, WebWatcher does much more than just steal passwords." I, um, suppose it's cost-prohibitive for business to use this kind of software on their employees? Right?

27 December 2007

Don't fear the Reaper. Read more...
Contra 4 for Nintendo DS Read more...
Had lunch with an old friend today who off-handedly mentioned seeing weird pictures my ex has been putting on his myspace. Read more...
That's Entertainment? Calling scody! Is this a good idea in the least?
Attention UK metachatters Okay, so there's this European Nintendo DS game that I desperately want, but I can't find anybody (amazon.co.uk, or any uk ebay sellers) who's willing to ship it to the US. Is there any chance I could sweet-talk one of you UK folks into being the middleman?
post by: box at: 18:45 | 6 comments
Axo-lol-tl "Its gills shrink and skin grows over the gill space, it then has to grow lungs to breathe with and it also grows eyelids and its tail changes."

"Just imagine how stressful that would be."
Extras Christmas Special 2007. Hopefully this won't take too long to get over the pond, because it was utterly brilliant. I can normally take or leave Ricky Gervais, but this was comedy genius. And it made me cry at the end.
Pet Names. This is about names for the creatures in your life. Read more...
How do I phrase this? I'm writing about a school. The school took $41 million dollars to build. I want to throw that fact in as a modifier, but I want it to be evident that building the school is what cost that much, not its yearly operations. "The $41-million dollar XYZ academy" doesn't show that distinction. Thoughts? For some reason my brain can't make this work.
E-bay seller percentages? What's a fair percentage of final sale to offer to a good friend of mine to e-bay something for me? He's got a very good rating there, I've no history at all.Read more...
RSS feeds: poster's name? Do y'all see the poster's name in your RSS feed? Read more...
What is your earliest sexual memory? Read more...
In his project Dr. Strangelove Dr. Strangelove, Kristan Horton undertook the massive task of photographing every scene from Stanley Kubrick's film and recreating them in sculpture, using everyday household items. The resulting photographs are then displayed next to the original stills.
The Library of Unwritten Books is a "collection of possible books" consisting of short interviews with random people about the books they would like to write. Read more...
post by: taz at: 05:00 | 5 comments
I'm tired of being alone. Read more...
One of my new goals in life is to ride a Tumble-Bug ride.
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Imogen Heap on Youtube: "Just For Now". This was posted at MeFi, and probably was posted here. I thought it was worth posting again since it seems so much about holiday gatherings.
I saw Sweeney Todd tonight. It was a thoroughly odd experience.Read more...

26 December 2007

Photo Friday Stuff I hijacked this week's Friday back when I cleaned up the wiki. We're doing "Best of 2007" since it's our last Friday of the year. Get ready to show off your best photos of the year. The theme for the following Friday, 1/4, is to be determined by chuckdarwin's picker. That is all.
How would you begin to repair a 130 year old ruin? by documenting in copious detail. [PDF] This is basically a follow-up on my previous post on the Buffalo State Mental Hospital. I'm excited to see work proceeding on this project - I just wish I could attend these meetings and presentations.
You can't beat the Old Dominion. What a weird name for peanut brittle. i haven't had peanut brittle in ages. Yum. Want some?
Prank Announcements at Heathrow Airport Starring Makollig Juzvarhted and Levdaroum DeBahzted, among others.
Carl Sagan's "Cosmos" was on the Science Channel this weekend. Read more...
Still time to snag one of these. Wish I'd found it before the holidays.
who's near Santa Cruz / los Gatos CA? Read more...
Time to start putting away our Christmas Decorations... maybe in favor of something New Year's Eve flavored like this picture of the Times Square New Years Eve Ball (not yet dropped)...
Flying Pterosaur Toy Man, what a great gift. We've been having a lot of fun with it.
I am starting my New Years resolution early. Starting today, no more politics blogs. This alone will knock five pounds off me over the next year.
Boxing Day in Essex Read more...
Oh Noes! I sat on my cat! Read more...
This week I get to give the "you're being abused" talk to a dear friend. Read more...
Tonight we find out if "Peanut" is a boy or a girl Read more...
update to this (continuing saga of Grandbun and family) Well, everybody went to my mom and dad's house for Christmas dinner. Yes, including Carlton.Read more...
Today's Who's Workin' Post.
Quick update to this. Christmas was great. Turkey, ham and all the goodies. Lots of presents and a lot of fun.Read more...
Voyage of the Damned aka Doctor Who Christmas Special. SPOILERS, so enter not lest ye be ken to intergalactic mysteries.Read more...
i love you all merry xmas or your celebration of choice.


i love you all. every last one of you.

25 December 2007

So, who else's humbuggin' it? I slept late this morning, and after fixing some eggs, I came down to my office to do some reading and research, listening to some techno on my pc. It's a mellow tuesday in pi country, how about you?
Christmas Miracles Read more...
Sometimes you learn about neat stuff on MeCha. And sometimes, Santa brings it to you! Read more...
Queens says Merry Xmas!
This Thread is for Holiday Scrooging... You can air your Christmas curmudgeoning, Chanukkah kvetching, Solstice whining, etc. here so you don't explode elsewhere.
My jasmine is flowering!! Outside. In winter. In LONDON. And it's not winter jasmine. It's like a special xmas gift from globally-warmed nature.

Merry xmas all!
post by: goo at: 06:43 | 2 comments
Oh, noes! I missed bmarkey's birthday!
A grand start to Christmas Read more...
Sometimes You Have To Work On Christmas unless you work in healthcare, in which case you always do.Read more...
The flu? Awwww, you shouldn't have. Read more...
Let's not forget it's casarkos's birthday!
How the Grinch stole Christmas Doohickie style. Read more...

24 December 2007

Feliz Navidad A few Christmas favorites to brighten your holiday spirits, and to listen to while you wait for the kids to fall asleep - the little insomniacs, why aren't they as tired as their father:
Put the Loot in the Boot Santa - Mae West
Silent Night - Tom Waits
and of course, Fairytale of New York - The Pogues

and to finish it out a couple of wonderful numbers (youtube) by Spiraling from Glen Burtnik's recent Christmas extravaganza:
Feliz Navidad - (with Debby Harry)
Nut Rocker

Merry Christmas all!
I begrudgingly congratulate mike9322 on his Fantasy Football championship. Read more...
Please tell me life is OK. Please send me hugs. I used to LOVE Christmas. Read more...
The give and get thread! So... what did you give, what did you get?Read more...
Christmas Eve in IRC? Just for a bit...let's try to break the old record, guys!
Ask MeFi proxy request For one of the first times I can remember, I want to ask a question but can't because I've used one in the last week. Would anyone be willing to post this question for me?Read more...
I just got home from an impromptu xmas eve party. She said, oh it's just a few people. There were about 30 there when I left and more coming. The neighbor's dog wandered in & out freely, mingling with her dog and scouring the floor for nibblets.Read more...
Saffron update: Saffron has been a part of the household for a month now, and I think the linked photo shows how she fits in.
I'm Helpless to the Time-Life Music Infomercials! AND I DON'T CARE!!!! Read more...
Where's Santa now? Norad is once again tracking Santa's trip across the globe.
Have A Very Merry Merry Merry Merry Holiday. (Sorry it's Xmas-centric and not all-inclusive.)
ZOMG! New Camera! The BF and I had Christmas last night and I got a digital SLR! Wheeeeee!!!!Read more...
I love this song And while not a Christmas song, it does sample the Apollo 8 Christmas eve broadcast. So it is semi-topical. (but if you want something a bit more traditional there's always this.)
12 days of christmas The Indiana U. a cappella group giving you an awesome rendition.
As noted on Metafilter, Oscar Peterson died last night. Some of his versions of Christmas tunes, inside.Read more...
Today will be longer than yesterday was Read more...
Christmas Miracle... my parents have invited my daughter AND son-in-law over for tomorrow (along with Grandbun of course.)

That is all.
3-point status update Read more...
Story Time With LT: The Tenacious Christmas Twig, Part Two.... Read more...
The cavalry is on the way! My landlord just called... the same contractor who did our roof the summer we moved in (and did a very good job, I might add), is on the way over. She told him "just do whatever needs to be done."
Woooo! Christmas is saved! (and all before my roommate even got out of bed!
For everyone who works in an office, especially those who had to go in today... 'Twas the day before Christmas, and down here at work
Not a creature was stirring, not even a clerk;Read more...
Christmas bunnies! OMG! Yes, I know I posted this last year but it's still the best bunny Christmas greeting I've ever seen.
Bunnies + Bells + Seasonal Music = Cuteness Overloaded Hopefully this isn't a double post. I have not seen it scroll by. Stumbled across this. Enjoy
I've added a Metachat Eye page to the Wiki. Feel free to fix it up if anything is unclear or I've overlooked anything, or make the layout more wiki-good. If you haven't checked out the Metachat Eye page, go have a look! We have 50 members, and nearly 150 photos so far, and they are soopah cool. Read more...
post by: taz at: 03:33 | 3 comments
Today will be tough for one of our bunnies. Read more...
Yeaaaa walking dead, bunny head, Christmas dingle!
After three years - we encryted our wireless. See what householdy things can be accomplished when you have extra time! With that out of the way, maybe we'll order pizza.
Beard 2.0 Just under three weeks more growth since this. Pardon the questionable picture quality; I was losing the daylight and just too lazy to sit up straight to take them.

23 December 2007

"Dude, I've been hit. I'm bleeding. I need a helicopter out of here . . . " In an urgent call to a friend, Larry Lee Risser Jr. said he had been wounded in an ambush during a clandestine CIA assignment and he needed $10,000 for a rescue helicopter.
Walk Hard, the Dewey Cox Story I went to this movie with rather low expectations, andRead more...
My house broke! A strong gust of wind just split one of our walls along the crown molding from end to end.Read more...
I got some of these today. They're delicious. and healthy.Read more...
I don't believe in luck, but first there's the new job, then this. Read more...
Simple chicken breast recipe What kind of chicken should I make for Christmas Eve dinner for my family? There are some conditions...Read more...
We Feel Fine is a really interesting site (possibly NSFW) "Every few minutes, the system searches the world's newly posted blog entries for occurrences of the phrases "I feel" and "I am feeling". When it finds such a phrase, it records the full sentence, up to the period, and identifies the "feeling" expressed in that sentence (e.g. sad, happy, depressed, etc.)."
I seem to have food poisoning. It sucks.
AskMecha: Help, my engagement ring won't stay on. It's freezing cold here and my ring keeps slipping around. What household items can I use to get it to stay put w/o looking ridiculous? Read more...
Judd Apatow & Leslie Mann's Annual Christmas Argument Kinda cute.

The Times was so full of good stuff this morning - or maybe it's just that I haven't read a Sunday Times in so long, I've forgotten what a wonderful, thought-provoking, lazy pleasure it is.
What music are you listening to right now? Read more...
Thinking about drinking ... Read more...
I Gave Myself a Present Read more...
Ask Mecha: Help me help my ex deal with putting her cat to sleep Second-hand kitty bereavement coping advice?Read more...
IRC IRC IRC Everyone in here is asleep!!!

22 December 2007

OMG Cioppino I've eaten more seafood than I thought possible. Read more...
Centre Stage: From The Basement It's superb. Sonic Youth were amazing tonight.
..and it's all over. Read more...
I had an awesome evening. Read more...
Spinach Meatball Soup Hooray for successful cooking improv! Read more...
Happy Holidays to all youse MeChites. This would be an absolute classic, Ella Fitzgerald playing the "straight man" (woman) to Satchmo's goofball antics on Baby It's Cold Outside, my favorite version of the song.
Been a long time been a long time been a long lonely lonely lonely lonely... Since I was a crazed, addicted, 8-hr-a-day web surfer in the top ten comment contribution index on MeFi. I haven't been around much for close to eight years. What's different now? LOL. Maybe I'll post this to MeTa if I feel brave.
Story Time With LT! (Christmas Front Page Edition) Read more...
Just in time for Christmas... comes the new video by The Wildhearts (NSF Just About Anything) Yay for the UK's most underrated rock band. Deeeessssssstttttrrrrrrroooyyyyyy
How do you thank your postie? Inspired by chuckdarwin's thread--Do you tip your postie this season? Give him/her a gift? Enquiring minds want to know!
Excellent, mindless word find and word find game question (inside)Read more...
Can we talk about the writers strike? Or, more specifically, the return of FakeNews? I want Bunny opinions...Read more...
Awesome! I just got a box of tiki mugs for Christmas! Favorite Mai Tai recipes, anyone?
Love and Webcomics So, a couple of the more trendy webcomics (and one with oddly-shaped bunnies) got into a "Love Is..." theme a couple days ago but... Read more...
Santa Postie! The postman just came with the remainder of my online purchases. He really looked like he was enjoying his job. Phew! Read more...
Son of bunnyfire is HOME! Hadn't seen him in a year. He really is a goodlooking guy now. Read more...

21 December 2007

Six Degrees of Irony Viral So, I don't know this guy personally, but my dad had quasi-professional interactions with him, and I know other people who know him, and I drive past properties he owns nearly every day (one is three blocks away, the other is on the way to pick up my mom at work).Read more...
Hitler-Saluting Dog Seeks New Owner The nine-year-old German shepherd crossbreed is very affectionate, likes people and is in good health. There's just one problem: Adi -- or Adolf, as he was formerly known -- has been trained to raise his right paw in a Hitler salute whenever he heard the command "Salute!"
Odd Night Of Political Looky-Looing Read more...
GLARF IRC! It say I am in a #bunnies, but it must be a fake one because nobody is there.

weeps. I am trying!
Not your nun's ruler... Read more...
!namtab ,sdrawkcassab yloh i was just in Gmail typing a reply. i swear to God my letters started appearing from down-to-up and backwards. see for yourself. has this ever happened to you? do I have a virus? achooo.
so what's your weirdness of late? full moon (and solstice and, of course, Xmas) are coming up over just the next few days...
My neighbor gave me $20 to drive her to the airport yesterday afternoon. I broke it tonight for the chocolate yummitude of a 3 Muskateers bar. En route to retrieving the treat, we saw our neighborhood feral cat family: Mr. Sir (assumed dad), Veranda (assumed mom). Boxcar (their youngster) was not around. Pretty exciting Friday night, huh?
Saying "No" at work It seems like I've developed a complete inability to turn down projects. Read more...
Three point status report. Read more...
Shoes! I bought these shoes the other day (on sale! Woo!), and I'm wearing them today. They make me happy. I feel like a five-year-old.
Remember that website in which photographs of celebrities and models are shown pre- and post-airbrushing? Anyone have the URL?
LinkHunt A site where just about every old Apple/Mac game can be downloaded/played. There are a bunch out there, but I'm looking for one that has been linked to from here or MetaFilter. My search-fu is weak today.
Time Runs Out for Transplant Teen California Family Blames Medical Insurer for Delaying a Potentially Lifesaving Surgery

YOU-ESS-AY! YOU-ESS-AY!
Do not disturb - Please don't open this thread.
I am a dumbass. Read more...
This has always been one of my favorite xmas cartoons, but they never play the oldies on TV anymore. I love all the old Fleischer stuff from the 30s -- such jazzy, high-spirited fun!
Best of 2007 Read more...
Portraits of the Korengal. Men of Second Platoon, Battle Company, of the Second Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, in Afghanistans Korengal Valley. Images by Tim Hetherington.
I'm having a wedding ring made for my wife. Here's the story: we got married 5 years ago, and where dirt poor, so I couldn't afford to get her a real ring. She's been wearing a nice (but nothing fancy) silver ring with shiny non-diamond I'd got her before we were married, and always dropping hints about how she doesn't have a 'real' ring. Read more...
Matrix OK, who's working next week? Read more...
Can cast iron cookware really be made as non-stick as teflon? Read more...
Ask Mecha: Subgenre recommendations I need some narrow recommendations. Maybe you also need some.Read more...
Twilight of the Books Do you read for recreation/edification? If so, as the year draws to a close, what books did you enjoy in 2007?
Something new: Metachat Eye, A place to show off your best photography onsite. Read more...
Photo Friday: "Transportation" Let's see your ride.
London meetup photos. Still to be edited/captioned. Feel free to identify yourself with a note if I don't know you and/or give you the wrong name.
Slashnet woes. Any suggestions? Yes, I saw this thread. And this one. Read more...
Free Christmas music Festive downloads from bandsRead more...
mysteries of life Read more...

20 December 2007

2007 Favorite recap lists of the passing year? (top music/movies/events/person-of-the-year/whatever)?
Card exchange apology I stink.Read more...
How long should it take to get used to a new boy/girlfriend? I've been dating someone for the past couple of months.Read more...
I need your mojo. I had two very good interviews today at a company I used to work p/t for. Read more...
Today I met somebody with a diet worse than mine.Read more...
How far back in your childhood do you remember? Read more...
Because of local ordinances that prohibit them from living within half a mile of a school, day care center, or park, sex offenders in Miami are being ordered by their probation officers to live under a bridge.Read more...
Help save my fantasy basketball team Read more...
I'm Dreaming of a (doo-wop) White Christmas
Anybody know who's performing this? (And do not say 'Santa and his reindeer')

*waits for paulsc to tell us*
Law and Order with chickens Robot chickens in fact.
A little "humbug" spirit from the Drive-By Truckers... go to their MySpace page and listen to the song "Mrs. Claus' Kimono." (lyrics mildly NSFW) It's dirty, a little dark, and hilarious.

Also, new DBT album in January! Yay!
An Athens sidewalk shouts-out Essexjan... Read more...
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AxeMecha: How long does a human body keep when refrigerated?
SHOUTING THREAD!!! Read more...
Road Rage Are you a bad driver? Read more...
Oh God, bunnies. It's finally happened. Read more...
Three point update, mine's Bad - Good - Bad Read more...
The greatest concept album ever made is Frank Sinatra's "Where Are You?" Read more...
New greatest snack: Toasted pecans and/or walnuts mixed with fresh pomegranate seeds. Yummy and healthy.
I just had the most delicious pear. But it was the only pear we had. Now I miss it.
I did it. I cut my hair. I think I'm in shock.
Happy birthday to dame !!!!

19 December 2007

Nic Fits from nowhere!!! I haven't smoked in ages, but tonight I am craving a cigarette like no one's business. I wonder if this is contagious.
IRC for complete friggin' eejits. I've read the threads. I've seen the advice. I've only used the Java server to connect to #bunnies before. Now, of course, it won't work. I have GAIM--can I get in through that, and if so, how? If not, step-by-step blunt-scissors instructions most appreciated. Thanks.
Ask MeCha: WinXP gurus, I need help! I have an apparently corrupted, empty folder that is preventing me from playing, uninstalling, or reinstalling a game.Read more...
Elf Chat. Can you help me figure out what computery gizmos my dad needs to convert analog video to digital so he can burn it to DVD?Read more...
Hope me negotiate. Cause I'm getting stressed. x-posted AskMe
Not the best day. . . Car smashed into while working out this morning.Read more...
Pop Quiz, hot shot: What activity should you avoid after discovering a small but painful spider bite on your arm?Read more...
OMG! Snoring bunny! - and teeth grinding too. Clearly, they dream.
Squirrels taking pictures. Kind of like a bunny on a hillside...
Pimp me. Request for rsum help inside.Read more...
A crossposted question I need a gift for my coworker!
The XO laptop is cuter than you can possibly imagine Read more...
My office mates are very cool It is wonderful to work someplace where I like everybody. That is all.
Knife and Fork How do you hold your cutlery? Read more...
Forces conspire against me! Things just won't work out for me this week!Read more...
I'm sure you're all wondering what my pet peeve is this season, so here it is: long winded, pointless disclaimers on email.Read more...
These are outrageously good. I might even say, best boxed chocolates ever? No Russell Stover nonsense here.Read more...
Baby Theft: How common is it? Read more...
A Brief Story in One Act in Which Plinth Describes How He Lost It Today Read more...
Anyone need any bad advice? Not much going on in the office today, so the bad advice desk is open. Ask away.
Is it me, or was 2007 a pretty good year for movies? Read more...
But Im not going to say merry Christmas at all anymore if Bill OReilly and his fellow War on Christmas blowhards on Fox News are turning Merry Christmas into some coded Screw you if youre Jewish/agnostic/atheist/other! Ken Jennings gets another notch cooler in my book.
"I'm hella pissed, dude" It's the little things that make a good craigslist rant. And a bit slice of Northern California slang really did it for me.Read more...
Bah Humbug!!! Read more...
I wish I were in the office today. Read more...
We won! We won! Thanks to everyone who donated to Mustaches for Kids! Team Stache Gordon raised over $2,000 and won the Abe Frohman award!Read more...

18 December 2007

I just ate too much cheese. But it was really good cheese.
ATTENTION! The q speaketh: Read more...
Happy Birthday Amro! [...in 42 minutes U.S. EST at time of posting.]
Deer Camp: Lessons in Language Etymology Occasioned by Shot Placement. Read more...
NonChristmasMusic on RadioMecha 8:00 - 10:00 PM PST (11:00PM EST, 4:00AM GMT) a Wendell Production (#1 in a series)
Miko's Musical MeCha Advent Calendar: December 18 Shopping List:
1. Ice
2. Extension cord
3. Can of bean dip
4. Diet Rite
5. Tampons
6. Marlboro Lights
My best friend almost died...AGAIN Read more...
Tonight's Chicken Shepard's Pie is about half done. The chicken is cooling, the potatoes are boiling, the veggies are chopping, and the current lady friend is packing a bowl. Life ain't too bad, although that may just be the Scorpio martinis talking.
This a post about the latest breaking celebrity gossip If you don't already know, you probably don't care. But for those of us who do.....Read more...
Improvising a Cream of Broccoli Soup Tonight Aside from a bit of thyme, what other herbs? Why?Read more...
Bump from Mefi Just this page of staged photos is hilarious. Plus these people have a LOT more time on their hands than most of us, I imagine.
Straight No Chaser-twelve days Dedicated to the King of Prontopia. (heh...)
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD! FED UP WITH CRAZY BOSSES AND THE HOLIDAYS?! LET US KNOW!
This is a "Bah, Humbug!", thread. Read more...
I want to meet Elvis Costello, too. So both miss lynster and chuckdarwin have met Elvis Costello. I... I... I'm so jealous.
For all you folks who are sick of Xmas music... two different versions of "Pirate Jenny" from The Threepenny Opera.Read more...
Merry Christmas (Songs are Over) I just noticed the office radio has magically spun itself away from the all-christmas station, which is a triumph of human dignity and compassion!Read more...
Seattle recommendations please? (xposted from askme)Read more...
naps, er... My brain is tired. I was up till 12:30 am last night/this morning trying to sort out a problem on my Moms computer
I am NOT a computer person! The exchange students used her computer at Thanksgiving and loaded napster. I think its a bad omen that working on a program called napster is making me sleepy today
Hows the day shaping up where you are?
Lost Data Oops, they did it again.
Did misteraitch choose someone to pick this week's Photo Friday theme?
Five things you can hear outside wherever you are right now. Read more...

17 December 2007

Can I spend a Target.com gift card received via e-mail at a Target store?Read more...
More RETRO 90s!! For kellydamnit and other lovers of pre-grunge pop.Read more...
For CF for no good reason at all except someone just sent it to me for no good reason at all.Read more...
I'm Starting to Open the Can of Whup-Ass Read more...
My dad would never wear these ties, but i gotta get him something niceRead more...
You will probably hate this... Read more...
Judge Judy nails an EBay scammer There were some below-the-belt punches by the judge, but I really enjoyed watching the scammer's ass get handed to her. It's like MetaTalk but in video form.
I'm pretty sure this viral video for Walk Hard is funnier than the movie's gonna be (NSFW).Read more...
What to keep and what to shred? I finally got a paper shredder but now I'm not sure what to chop and what to save...Read more...
I just heard Oprah use the term "vajayjay." That is all.
Hi folks, hope all is well. I have a rare moment in front of a real computer, here goes:Read more...
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD. A VERY VERY VERY ANGRY SHOUTING THREAD. I WENT TO GET THE MAIL. I WAS SO HAPPY AT ALL THE BUNNY CARDS THAT ARRIVED, AND THEN...I OPENED ONE LAST ENVELOPE.Read more...
i just heard part of the new sweeney todd soundtrack and it isn't half bad. sure, johnny depp is no len cariou and helena bonham-carter is no angela lansbury, but the new recording sounds a lot better than i thought it would.

that is all.
Is this as outrageous as I think it is? Read more...
The Jehovah's Witnesses just invited us to a Bible Study. OVER THE PHONE. Read more...
HL2/TF2 Peeps: Help me make a spray with an invisible background?Read more...
Please tell me what I need to know to do Billing part-time/flex-time (!) for a small company? And where to learn it? Software proficiencies? Online tutorials? Piece o' cake, right? Thanks!
"Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to a divine purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: That we are here for the sake of others...for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day, I realize how much my outer and inner life is built upon the labors of people, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received." (Albert Einstein)
Sad. My downstairs neighbor died... and we missed the funeral. Read more...
3-point status update. Read more...
Lost A woman from Iceland encounters the Dept. of Homeland Security.
Damn! We've lost a lot of trees. Read more...
Crikey! I just got peanut butter in my keyboard!
BP's Xmas Mix: This is a mix I made about 8 years ago & have been giving it to friends ever since; this year, I'm giving it to you! Track listing inside.Read more...
SNOW DAY!!! Well, sort of.Read more...
Miko's Musical MeCha Advent Calendar: December 17 The children are singing. It must be Christmastime.
The streets are clear, but I can't get out of my driveway. Read more...
This is serious thread. You must finish every comment in this thread with "Seriously." Seriously.
The NYPD Doesn't Have a Choir ... and Americans don't usually sing "Galway Bay".
We Didn't Start the Fight I'm surprised it took me so long to learn that the funny "Bubble" video that I had FPP'd at MeFi was taken down because the photographer of ONE of the hundreds of pics used in the vid cried "copyright infringement".

16 December 2007

ChristmasGiftCha: I need a Star of David bolo tie, stat!Read more...
Dexter finale. Wow, so good. [Spoilers possible.]
Choose Your Own Title "No, Sorry, Not Any Longer", "It Won't Be the Same Old Lang Syne This Year", "The Living Legacy of the Leader of the Band is Gone", "Hard to Say Anything When You're Dead", "How Can You Make Anything Stay?", "Evicted from the Heart Hotel", "Cancer is Part of the Plan, Dammit"
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Hi I just stopped by to apologize for my rude outburst last Wednesday.Read more...
I was up till the wee hours last night reaching the end of Silent Hill 2. Scary. Damn. Game.Read more...
Bayer--Still Nazis After All These Years? Chemical and drug maker Bayer AG said Thursday it acted "responsibly, ethically and humanely" during the 1980s in selling a blood-clotting product that stopped potentially fatal bleeding in hemophiliacs but was linked to the risk of HIV infection ... 'They did not care about the lives in Asia,' she said. 'It was racial discrimination.' By the way, Bayer is a German company that collaborated with the Nazis during WWII, was part of the IG Farben cartel which had its own concentration camp, and experimented on Jews, Gypsies and other prisoners. Bayer produces AIDS treatment drugs. Profit motive. Boycott, please.
Where do you celebrate? If you celebrate a holiday this season, where do you celebrate and what are some of your favorite traditions?Read more...
Gift card exchange website? I think I recall hearing about a website on which people can exchange unwanted gift cards that were received as gifts. Anyone know what I'm talking about?
post by: amro at: 14:07 | 1 comment
Miko's Musical MeCha Advent Calendar: December 16 You blockhead! Also, see [MI] for note about sequencing.
post by: Miko at: 13:49 | 1 comment
I really thought this question was going to be about oral sex. (I saw the page title first.)
It is 5am here. It's snowing. I am mildly intoxicated. The BF is sleeping. I am going to play in the snow. There will be snowmen. Lots of small ones. I have a package of cloves in my pocket for eyes and buttons. There will also be pictures. Wish me luck.
Just woke up with a major anxiety attack Caused by too much drinking at the meetup. That's it, I'm going teetotal.Read more...
So now I don't get to ship out to the Navy for another six months. My appendix ruptured on the 9th and I just got out of the hospital on Friday.Read more...
Does this Lost wikipedia page sound like a marketing job? I didn't even mean to look up Lost, but somehow ended up on a the listing for the episode "Ji Yeon." The use of "off-shore storyline," and "The actors of Lost have called the "Ji Yeon" the most shocking of the first seven episodes." seems ripped from a bad PR release.Read more...
Big Happy Birthday to the Frisbee Girl !!!

15 December 2007

SANTALAND 2007! Read more...
Because I lovez bunniez... Also (not unrelated) gin.
I can haz Prius! Read more...
Today, I got to use a one-liner, that I've had on my mental hard drive for about two decades.Read more...
Some cool music on a dreary night. It's chilly and wet here (with some thunder and lighting, even!), so I thought I'd brighten the evening with some music by Georgia band of Montreal, from their early days. Song list inside.Read more...
What is this song my boyfriend is driving me crazy with? My sweetheart got a guitar for "Dutch Christmas". He is now playing this tune over and over. Anybody have an idea what the song could be? I like to download it and listen to what it should sound like! Help me save my Saturday night!

AskMeCha Some people want copies of my photos. What to do?Read more...
It's snowing and we're getting ready to go Christmas shopping. I'm going to wear my new fun winter hat. This made me want to cry, in a happy, memory-filled sort of way. I love Christmas so much.
Cooking with MetaChat! I wish the photo hadn't come out so blurry and dark, but anyhey, that's mdonley's zucchini bread on the left, ready to go in the oven, occhiblu's broccoli arrabiata in the round skillet, hot and spicy and ready to be mixed with some rigatoni, the very beginnings of essexjan's roasted butternut squash soup back there (the squash fresh from the oven before pureeing), and in the oven, just done baking, the pice de rsistance, a huge pan of mdonley's apple crumble. It is to die for.Read more...
Strategies for making autistic teenagers comfortable. Read more...
This is the most insane magic I've ever seen. And I don't even like magic tricks, generally. CRAZY.
The Jingle Cats sing White Christmas I find this more unsettling than cute, but there you go. Merry Christmas, bunnies.
BaseballFilter: Reactions to the Mitchell Report? Read more...
Know your stress type. (Yoga Journal article on Ayurvedic medicine; if such things annoy you, skip the article!) I really like this idea that our dysfunctional coping skills (whether we get anxious, angry, or depressed under stress) should guide which functional coping skills we seek out -- that sometimes relaxation itself could be a way to escape rather than a way of coping. Read more...
Miko's Musical MeCha Advent Calendar: December 14 and 15 Bold selection today (can you tell I'm rushing around? Yeesh.) - a twofer from Sir Duke.
Word puzzles! I just took delivery of 40 crossword and variety puzzle magazines, and three Diagramless crossword (pdf) collector's editions from Dell. With postage, it worked out to 1 per magazine! In Australia I used to pay sixteen dollars each. I am in word nerd heaven.

What are your favourite word puzzles?
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OMG Doctor! (youtube link)
This may contain spoilers if you haven't watched the episodes shown on BBC but not in the US. Not really sure, though. If so, it's subtle. Just wanted to get the warning out there.
OMG! Marmoset! Fascinating paper. I mean abstract, of course I didn't read the whole thing. Cuteness is here if you want to avoid the SCIENCE!
My Yesterday. We went to the street market, and I brought along the camera in hopes of finding a photo for Photo Friday's "Loud" theme... Read more...
Can I be dabitch's little girl? How cute is this bedroom? The answer is "very, very cute."
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Happy Birthday to deborah !!! (slayer of Walt Disney).
I have it! It's mine! MINE! And we're going to play it! Yay!!

14 December 2007

Arrrrrrrrrrgh, TBS!! Why must you ruin movies?
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Crosspost: Dallas meetup this Sunday at the Meridian Room in Expo Park.Read more...
Bump. I am two weeks late posting this, but really wanted to show you guys and tell the story.Read more...
Radio Mecha - Music Box: Jazz I'm playing a little bit of jazz on the Radio Mecha. If nobody's listening, I might switch to something else--haven't decided yet. Please listen, if you're so inclined.
Your students can't do the work? No worries. Pass 'em anyway. "If you are not passing more than 65% of your students in a class, then you are not designing your expectations to meet their abilities," Principal Bennett Lieberman wrote in a Nov. 28 memo to teachers at Central Park East High School. "You are setting your students up for failure, which in turn, limits your success as a professional."
I need your well-wishing vibes... I've embarked on what will probably be 15-20 hours of housecleaning and organizing before Monday. I'll be lucky if I don't go insane. I'm embarking on my own personal "How Clean Is Your House?" I know the answer: It's nearly the den of a psychotic (although, to my credit, there are no nasty smells.)
And how are you? ;-) Read more...
I need your help-find-suff vibes!!!! Read more...
Overheard in the bar where I'm currently working on my laptop: Read more...
APPLE CRISP! OR CRUMBLE! FROM MY OVEN! Read more...
BBC homepage beta The BBC has opened up the beta of their new homepage for feedback.Read more...
The Rules of Office Popcorn Read more...
The Return of K.I.T.T.? Really? I got this link via the thoroughly brilliant throwingstardna. Read more...
Santa vs. Scrooge I'm pondering why some people love picking out gifts for people and why others don't. And no, I don't think it's because the people who don't are cheap - the Scrooge thing was just the first title that occurred to me;-)Read more...
SHUFFLE-A-GOGO anyone? 10 songs on shuffle from your MP3 player or other audio delivery system? Read more...
It's Casual Friday and I am wearing my cowboy boots *waves* Just popping in to say 'howdo!'
THI S IS A SCREAMING AT THE TOP OF MY VOICE POST!! Read more...
The BLIMP has been launched Years from now, you children will ask you where were you when IT happened. Get on your horse, wave you flag and join the throngs of supporters in the streets supporting THE candidate for 2008. RON PAUL: THE PRESIDENT AMERICAN NEEDS.

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becasue Do you have a typo that you ALWAYS make? Read more...
Photo Friday: Loud - suggested by misteraitch.
What's your porn name? [handmade] Read more...
$425 Pill [proper respect to the gloriously opinionated girlyunderwear]
gmail, google, youtube.... practically everything google is acting really slow and painful for me today. Anyone else notice that? Is there something going on apart from a slow respondig root server in Oxford, UK right now?

13 December 2007

I had a horrible day filled with other people's sadness, and I'm stuck there. Tell me something funny, inspiring, or so completely awful that it makes me laugh.
WTF is Yellow Delaney? Read more...
How do you pronounce "pshaw"? I have only ever heard it said as "puh-SHAW," but merriamwebster.com says not to pronounce the p. Huh. I can't imagine anyone saying just "shaw," but I guess somebody must. Bunnies seem to like writing pshaw here but I couldn't find any discussion of pronunciation.
Quick! You have one hour to make your NFL Pick-Em picks.Read more...
Caught this going by on the Flickr stream I have no idea of where this is, or Read more...
Miko's Musical MeCha Advent Calendar: December 13 We'll have to muddle through with today's tune.
post by: Miko at: 18:07 | 1 comment
Three-point status update Read more...
What are the Greatest Made-up Christmas Songs of All Time? Read more...
linoleum stamping- help! This year I decided to upgrade from big floppy rubber stamps to carving linoleum for my solstice cards. The image came out fine, but Read more...
Turtlegirl and I will be in London for a few weeks and we were hoping we could get some recommendations for places to eat ON Christmas day and/or Boxing day.

We completely understand that our options may be limited to restaurants run by groups not celebrating the holiday and that is okay by us.

So please recommend a nice restaurant (or more) with atmosphere and yummy foods.

Thanks!

[This is a duplicate of an AskMe post, FYI)
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD Read more...
Do you love Shrinky Dinks? I've never made anything with Shrinky Dinks but after browsing craftster.org and etsy today, I'm definitely ordering some. I remember the commercials on tv and thinking how silly they were.
Stuff i want vs stuff i need but only because everyone needs a big bunny or kitty or owl magnet.
One of my favorite movies is out now as a Criterion DVD. I know what I want for Xmas.
Just like last year , we're having a New Years Day brunch, and you're all invited! Shoot me an email for details.
What is the Greatest Christmas Song of All Time?
Metachat holiday card exchange filter - disclaimer Read more...
Kid behaviors you still do: Read more...
It's 9:30 AM and my day has already been 5 1/2 hours of crap! But a MeFi post came at just the right time to put me a happy place.Read more...
I now know what the most annoying sound in the world is. Read more...
I have a laminator. And I know how to use it. What fun stuff can I do with it? It just sits here at work, day after day, neglected, in a dark corner. I have thousands upon thousands of little plastic pouches the size of credit cards, in which to put things.
Crimmis Posts Don't Get Much Better Than This Imagine my surprise when Hype Machine redirected me to one of my favourite blogs (run by the esteemed snuh).
Neighbour update Read more...
BP Radio starting now... an impromptu holiday-ish set.

12 December 2007

Super Mario Galaxy is the most fun I've had since... Super Mario World 3!
A little more acid, and she would have been able to fit him in a coffee can.Read more...
Miko's Musical MeCha Advent Calendar: December 12 You guys all been good this year? Or what?
The sky is falling! Major ice storms are a pain. And when it starts to warm up, then things can get REALLY interesting.
Jodie Foster finally comes out! (Have the lambs stopped screaming, Clarice?)
Addictive game of the day: Desktop Tower Defense.
Submit your scores to the group "Metachat".
I love the city I live in, but sometimes some of it's residents embarass and enrage the hell out of me. On behalf of all gentile New Yorkers, I'd like to apolgize for these moronic little thugs. And on behalf of white people everywhere, we'd appreciate it if you stopped acting like morons.Read more...
Moros y Cristianos Give me your best hints for cooking black beans and rice. I like 'em spicy.
One thing I've noticed... Read more...
Rule #37 If it exists, there are conferences and trade exhibits and swag.
Bagpipe Fest in San Francisco December 15 (that's THIS Saturday)Read more...
Does anyone have any recommendations for learning more about the Asian/Asian-American concept of "face"? Books (fiction or non), articles, websites, personal thoughts, and anything else would be welcome. Read more...
Online Yule log. Feel the warmth of the season.
Amazon's DVD Lightning Deal Six Feet Under: The Complete Series--$100. Act now--they went on sale at 1:00 EST, and by 1:08 34% of them were gone.
A search for a quote. For the Vonnegut literate amongst you.Read more...
So bad it's wonderful. And the pig has totally got that side-to-side head movement thing going on that funky divas always do.
Ask Mecha GiftFilter Know of any readily-available novels where the hero is an accountant, or other ideas for an accountant-appropriate present? Read more...
Based on the ads (I haven't seen the movie), does anyone else find this film not only unappealing, but vaguely infuriating?
Our somewhat seasonal sidebar art (seasonal for topsiders, anyway) has been brought to you by me3dia (as pointed out by richat) at top left; Sil at middle left; bmarkey at bottom left; and shane on the right sidebar. Read more...
What is your goal in life? Read more...
Social Security finally recognized that I am disabled. Yay. Mini rant inside. Read more...

11 December 2007

I keep having trouble explaining metafilter to people... Read more...
I'm Addicted to Bubblegum Pop Music! Read more...
Frank Furillo Read more...
The Temptation of Adam This Josh Ritter song makes me go all water-works. Something about being willing to blow up the world for the love of a girl...
Paging jonmc to MeTa thread 15435... bugbread says "I've never met a Springsteen fan." Bring extra large can of whoop-ass.
Squares I played four square with a buncha MeFites on Saturday, and it was pretty sweet.

It was much, much more honest than any game I was a part of as a child, and that left me feeling vaguely odd.
Miko's Musical MeCha Advent Calendar: December 11 Today's selection comes with a file baked inside. Shhhh.
World Travelers' Quiz! I'm embarrassed as to how poorly I did on anything African.
What's your favorite comfort food? Read more...
How poisonous are bitter almonds? How many does it take to make you sick? Read more...
Metachat Fantasy Football -- the playoffs begin! Read more...
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD! Read more...
Am I being scammed? So my cel phone rings and the person asks for Enrique. I say I'm not him, and she says well that's odd because this is the number Enrique wrote on his card, and they drew his card for a free two-week trial membership at 24 Hour Fitness, would that be something I'd be interested in?Read more...
Toot toot Hi? What's going on?Read more...
What else to buy from Amazon? Read more...
A Trusting Spouse! So where did you last have sex? (SFW -- unless you work in the Netherlands or Belgium)
I need advice about watching TeeVee. Do I Netflix the second season of Battlestar Galactica, or jump ship?Read more...
Is Trillian messed up today? I can't get it to work, and my guy in the UK can't get it to work either. :(
Too soon?? Oh lord, I feel oldRead more...
Google Earth Who else here actually uses it for work?Read more...
Gary Taubes speaks at Berkeley If you're interested in the whole Atkins/Low-Carb thingRead more...
Don't Panic! first section features what can only be described as psychological cruelty to a minor, so skip to 0:53 to avoid.
so do you bunnies know any film theory irc channels? i'm uberpicky about my Cinemawithacapitalc.Read more...
I found a dress Gah, I hate shopping! I went everywhere but Barney's. When I asked at Bendel's if they had full-figure sizes, they told me to look at a certain rack.....uh, size 6 is NOT plus-size. I won't be able to wear the black opal with this, but I also have a black diamond pendant.Read more...
James Bond full set at Amazon for $109 Read more...
The nuts that called the White House when I was a phone operator... I started writing this as a comment in occhiblus I just called Speaker Pelosi's office post, but it just seemed like too big of a derail even for me.Read more...
Anybunny playing Pirates of the Burning Sea? I just got in the open beta. Yeah, they're gonna wipe before launch in late January, but hey, right now it's free. Plus, jaunty hats.
I just called Speaker Pelosi's office to leave a message supporting fixing the birth control pill pricing fuck-up (which I was unable to do because the mailbox was full), and I got a total rush from telling the operator that I'd like to be connected to "Speaker Pelosi's office, please." Read more...
OMG Xmas overload! This is my neighbor. Er, well, she lives across the street and 4 houses down. (video, and yes, you'll have to sit through a 12 second Dodge video).Read more...

10 December 2007

I got a $16 haircut today. It is about half as good as the $40 one I got the last few times. But I needed a haircut, I was stuck waiting for the tires to get installed, and it was right there.
Hey dano! Howzat new gig going?
This may or may not be effective, but I find it deeply creepy-looking.
Today's lesson in disaster prepartion, courtesy my folks. I understand the desire to replace all of the separate phones connected to the land line with one of those fancy five-handset systems. However, it's probably a good idea...Read more...
Pink Christmas Tree, oh boy! Suddenly, I really, really want a pink Christmas tree. REALLY REALLY.
Paging gaspode: Did you already see this New Yorker article about bridge? I bet you did.
post by: box at: 17:34 | 3 comments
"A Christmas Gift For You from Phil Spector" was the legendary a**hole's producer's Wall-of-Sound holiday album, which had the bad luck to be released on Nov. 22, 1963, the day JFK was shot. A bit of a flop at the time, it was only later that it came to be considered by many as a holiday classic. Help yourself to some rockin' good cheer right here.Read more...
web host so i'm thinking of changing my current host. i use host excellence and pay $60 per year.Read more...
Best (and worst) ways to let someone down (as) easy (as possible). So as not to further derail chuckdarwin's interesting thread below, what would you say are the best and worst ways to let someone know that while you like them just fine, you don't like them *that way*? (It appears that "I don't think of you like that" is out of the question.)
Bear attack! These are pictures of an actual polar bear attack and were taken while people watched and did nothing to help the victim.

Reports from the local newspaper say that the victim will make a full recovery, thank God.
Have you ever been to Islamorada in the Florida Keys? Where's a good place to stay for a few days?
omg caterpillar found whilst typing "kawaii" into google image search
does anyone know what this game is called? its made out of paper, and the endproduct resembles four bird beaks, and you stick the indexfinger and thumb of both hands from below and you write down 8 (or 16?) options on the inside and you take a friend and you squak at them with a rhyme and they have to choose aaaaaaargh what is it
alfredo help!? I want alfredo sauce. My roommate is lactose intolerant.Read more...
Too Good To Be True webhostings? (askmecha inside) Right, so once again I'm growing too big for my server (600 GB raid) and bandwidth a month (400 GB), apart from that my full server Dell SC1435 twin Dual AMD Opteron and hosting company are peachy - it's just that their next step up is waaaaaaaaay out of my pricerange. Read more...
Chicago Bunnies? Read more...
No MeFi :( This makes grouse sad. On the other hand, I finished the first draft of the second chapter of my thesis.
Your Philanthropic Autobiography: An exercise in the personal impact of charity.Read more...
Foolproof cheese fondue recipes? I am planning to make fondue this weekend for the first time (in my awesome vintage 1960s fondue pot). Anyone have a recipe for cheese fondue that you know is good? Nothing stringy. I hate stringy. Read more...
The Effects of Drugs on Wood Spiders "Given THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, the spider didn't build a web... it built a hammock where it lay all day and watched the caffeine spider go."
ugh. one of those days... on my way to the car this morning i rubbed my left eye and got something stuck in it, or scratched it. Read more...
I have become so dependent on online communities that I spent the last few days trying to figure out which of my online friends lived in a certain city so that I could ask them to do a favor for me related to a Christmas gift, and I was doing that, "Yeah, but do I really know that person well enough to ask, maybe not, what about this other person" dithering thing, and then? It then occurred to me that I could just call the company directly and have them do it. Sigh.
Against a bleak top 40 landscape in 1986, the southern-fried Stonesiness of this song came as an incredibly welcome breath of fresh air amidst all that synthpop and hair metal. Sadly, they couldn't sustain a career. (although lead vocalist Dan Baird had a minor hit with the gloriously dumb 'I Love You, Period,' later on) But they were a sure sign that the tide was turning back to RAWK.
What font is on your CV (or Rsum)? Times New Roman need not apply.
Hoopty If you HAD to choose one of these cars, which would it be? Fiat 500, smart fortwo, VW Polo BlueMotion, MINI ONE, Toyota Aygo, Mitsubishi i, Mazda2, Citron C1, Peugeot 107 Read more...
Impolite Questions Obviously "have you lost weight?" is out of bounds. I know another one... Read more...
Bunny! OMG! (I haven't been here long enough to know if this is a repeat, but even if it is, I don't see how that dilutes the OMGosity.)
If everyone gave $1,000 to charity would it make a bigger difference if each person gave the total amount to a single cause of their choice, or if they all distributed the donations among a large group of organizations, giving small amounts to each one?
If you were to print out this question , along with all of its technologically literate answers, and hand it to someone from the year 1880, how confused do you think they'd be? Would they even recognize this as English?

09 December 2007

What if you could generate electricity by turning the Eiffel tower and surrounding parts of Paris into a wired-up lightning farm? Read more...
Aw....teh bb and teh kitteh! I had this emailed to me and I don't know how to track it back to a flickr account by looking at the url. Does anyone know?
Guilty. I like to think that I'm not given to hyperbole, but may Picton rot in the vilest pits of hell. May any who participated join him there. May this case force our system to stop ignoring our invisible women (the disappearances went on for years without being taken seriously).Read more...
Ok, this is the greatest cat toy ever. I picked one of these up yesterday to give our younger cat Bob something to play with...Read more...
In home cardio exercises Freezing rain is coming down outside, so it's too treacherous to attempt to go to the gym.

I unfortunately have no treadmill or elliptical machine. Can anyone suggest some in home cardio exercises I could do to keep my routine going? Bonus points if you can point me to a site that has multiple in home exercises I can do without equipment.

Thanks!
Iconomy, you have blessed me! And I do mean beyond your usual awesomeness!Read more...
Oh, bunnies...this could have been my daughter... My daughter is at a YWAM training center for a shortterm school. (The aunt of the Grandbun.)

While deciding which campus to go to she was choosing between the Colorado Springs one and the one in Texas. She's in Texas. The link will show you what just happened in CS.
Online shopping for tall, XXL menswear? Other than LL Bean? I'm striking out.
I just bought a six pack of this beer. With a name like that, how could I resist?Read more...
Cooking disaster-Request immediate assistance. My buttercream is not suitable for frosting.
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Three positive developments in the last 24 hours! Read more...
GYOB, CD (or, Crazy Sisters, Cont'd) I'm not sure I should even post this here since it's kind of personal and more than a little depressing... Read more...
Thank God. Read more...
A bear walks into a bar... Read more...
Meet the Swinger, the Polaroid Swinger... (vintage 60's ad, youtube)
DownerFilter: Should I tell my mom her friend died?

08 December 2007

Just got back from hub's office party. OH. Oh MY.Read more...
Pesto week - I bought a large bunch of fresh basil earlier this week and promptly made a batch of pesto. Half of it went into making a coarse-ground chicken salad with chopped green onion that made some great sandwiches. The other half went into tonight's pasta with sausage and artichokes. A bit of lime juice or vinegar in the pesto will give it an extra day or two of freshness.
How does a man compliment a woman's weight loss? Read more...
Radio Mecha - Music Box Hiya. Here I am on the Radio Mecha. Making it up as I go along. Please listen, if you're so inclined. Or, better yet, suggest a theme or a genre or a direction or something. Because I'm making it up as I go along.
Unknown White Male anyone else seen this one?
OMG bunnies! More inside ...
This is the post where we hybridize our user names. Read more...
Waaaaaaaaaa! A Whining Thread I have a horrible cold and I'm bored and lonely. Read more...
My very own air popper! Purchased for 0 cents at the church Christmas sale (it was the end of the day). I've never used one before! Anyone have secret tips for the best popcorn EVER?
TeePs = speedy! Card received! Thanks!
"D'ya know how to go to 'lando?" Read more...
gtfo. I said "GET THE F**K OFF!"
Golden Compass. . .saw it. . .spoilers No cattle-gun executions, butRead more...
Wes Anderson's New Movie is a Dog! And I'm Pissed! Read more...
MetaChat Radio: One World. Two Tone. Ska from around the world! Starting 9:30AM PST / 12:30PM EST / 5:30 GMT. (Two PM in Newfoundland).Read more...
To do Today Make cookies. Address holiday cards. Football. Wine/beer (apologies to EJ). Also, there was a one eyed cat named Alice up for adoption at Pet Smart this morning.
Culture! Literally.
OMFG ! CitrusFreak is on IRC !!! It's a miracle! Come chat while supplies last.

07 December 2007

Easy Homemade Soup Read more...
Today started out badly, but ended nicely. (warning: long-assed tragicomic post ahead)Read more...
Satellites to Monitor Human Rights Abuse ...with pics clearer than the average surveillance cam. Very cool, as long as they use their superpowers for good.
HALLELUJAH, I GOT A NEW JOB!!! Devil boss, BEGONE! Read more...
Brian Wilson's Long-Lost Rap Recording I wish they all could be California shorties.
Three point sadness update. Read more...
Post #150 is a somewhat seasonal music break for when you want it.Read more...
THIS IS A SHOUTING AT MYSELF THREAD! Read more...
Future Me Send yourself an email in the future.
Strawberry Tea : Thaw frozen sugar-added strawberries. Strain off the syrup and mix with fresh brewed tea. Chill for tomorrow.

For tonight, serve the strawberries on angel-food cake.
Who's your favorite Scrooge? Read more...
Etsy find of the day: Frida Kahlo toilet paper cozy, complete with unibrow.
"Seeing everything makes you sad." An interview with my favorite author, J.G. Ballard.
A sloppily transcribed, yet magnificent recipe for you... Some of you will surely kiss my cyberfeet, yes you will! Read more...
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What's a good 'healthy' cookbook? Read more...
Miko's Musical MeCha Advent Calendar: December 7. Today's carol: historic, folkloric, gustatory, and sanguinary.
I just saw Giada Delaurentis on the Today Show (I'm stuck at a dealership waiting for my alignment to be fixed) and she's looking pretty good.Read more...
Thrift Shop Love! I just found this exact sportscoat in the thrift shop down the street. Note the $695.00 price. I paid $6.99 for it, and it looks amazing on my husband. YAY! It's also brand new.Read more...
Photo Friday: Inspiration!
Office Party Are you attending one this year, or did you manage to wriggle out of it? Read more...
I like these homemade fridge magnets. I think I'll have to try this out. I bet you could use fabric, too.
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SHOUTING THREAD: LAME HOUSEMATE EDITION! DEAR HOUSEMATE, THANKS FOR BEING SO *&^!ING CLUELESS THAT YOU LEFT YOUR EGGS IN THE PAN TO 'SIMMER', ON THE HIGHEST GAS SETTING, WHILE YOU TOOK A SHOWER, BECAUSE NOW THE HOUSE SMELLS LIKE SOMEONE SET THE EASTER BUNNY'S EGG STORAGE WAREHOUSE ON FIRE. Read more...
Happy birdday to moonbird !!!
Photo Friday reminder. This week's theme is "Inspiration".

06 December 2007

Help! I dripped hot wax on my best jeans. Read more...
One of my moles fell off. Read more...
"After" photo of room redo. Read more...
Pimpin' My Friend I'm sure I'm not biased, but I think my friend Lee is one of the funniest people on earth. I see him going far. Here's a little clip of his stand-up (has some NSFW bits)
Today I Started Loving You Again, Metachat..... Read more...
4chan quote of the day: "Caps lock is not cruise-control for cool!"
Anyone find it strange... ... that a site called metachat (meta-cat in french) is so obsessed with bunnies? Bunnies or cats, pick a side, we're at war!
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tattoo update The saga continues! Read more...
Jenna Bush Calls Her Parents at the White House -- from Ellen Degeneres' talk show.
This is my 86th Post That's all. Oh, I have a really rotten cold, courtesy of my lousy, no good daughters, whom I love very much.
Power nap! Who's sleeeeeeepy? Read more...
The Mister and the Bomb Scare There was a bomb threat phoned in to the mister's place of work on Tuesday. Below is the only (?!) article about it. I've redacted the name of his employer and the address of the building. I'm sure there are bunnies who can figure out where he works but I'd rather it not be said here.Read more...
Aw. My 5000th comment was about "The Wire" Please join me in celebrating 2 years and more of procrastination!
"I never thought it was weird that my father would have me naked and raped in his movies until a friend pointed it out to me".
Bunny! OMG! This is the 150th 'Bunny! OMG!'
Basic Instructions Text and pictures paired and assembled in sequential order to humorous effect.
Top Sekret Kode Someone sent me this coded message, and I can't babelfish it back to English:

ΩασΩζεταΩ κατα τη1⁄2 ταπεΩ1⁄2η 1⁄4ου υπολοΩΩσ1⁄4ους, keck εχεΩ αυτο το παΩχ1⁄2ΩδΩ συσκευασ1⁄4ε1⁄2

Any ideas?
"No Country For Old Men" -- what the hell? (spoiler alert!) So I saw NCFOM last night and I'm quite befuddled. Read more...
Tin Man: Is it worth watching? My DVR has all three parts of Tin Man, should I watch them?
MeTa Crosspost! Impromptu meetup! PVD, Saturday! Julian's, 5PM! Eideteker and I will be there. It will be awesome. AWESOME, I tell you.
What do you want to be when you grow up? Read more...
I can't believe it's been 25 years. It was overblown, overpriced, overhyped... and so much fun. Thriller was ubiquitous on the radio and, more importantly in those days, on MTV:

Billie Jean
Beat It
Smooth Criminal
ThrillerRead more...
The Kleptones, "live" The K, the l, the e, the p, the t, the o, then n, the e...
As reported previously ... Read more...
Shopping How is it going for everyone this year? Stressed? I'm guessing that most mechazens buy online...
Bunny (myspace warning) Am i suppose to know who all those people are? Mary Louise Parker looks great, as usual.
Send chicken soup and blankie. Read more...
Over 4200 Bunny Names! NOTE: Use of this list to obtain names for kitties, puppies, gerbils, hamsters, or other fuzzy pets is an abuse of this service and will not be tolerated. Via Everlasting Blort.
A lesson I should've learned a long time ago... We were in the booze emporium this evening, having just finished a nice meal with my family. Read more...

05 December 2007

anybody going bowling this year? Read more...
Atlanta Meetup, Friday, Dec. 28th, A MeTa cross-posting. I know you're out there, Atlanteans!
My exalted and beloved uncle is very sick, and I don't know how to help. Suggestions?Read more...
Teen pregnancies up, according to this article. Is it true for you, anecdotally?Read more...
reverse dictionary! I need a word for the exchange of ideas between countries, ideally something simple so I can look it up in a japanese dictionary.
MeFi Breakups! Or, Why You Haven't Seen Me Lately.Read more...
Hope Me Mecha with womanly unmentionables! Read more...
Breaking News. Nine killed, more injured in Nebraska shooting.
Unexpected things Ive been feeling very down lately, and someone just gave me a wonderful lift!
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Hi peeps, how's it going? Read more...
Yahoo Pick 'Em Peoples. Read more...
I LOVE good customer service! Read more...
I bought a pomegranate today. Read more...
Have you ever gone to the Lebowski Fest? "Ive never been. I was invited to the one last year but I didnt go. Kind of scary to see a bunch of guys wearing hats and dressed like you and saying all your dialogue from the movie".
:(
OMG Christmas Lights! *boggles* Better than laser Floyd.
"I bet the dude who did that was sooooo baked!"
I have sad news My Mom died this morning after a long illness. When I typed that, I burst into tears. Read more...
Weird Anti-Terrorism Postal Knowledge Read more...
Miko's Musical MeCha Advent Calendar: December 5 Today's selection arrives on the Gospel Train. Get on board!
girl stuff question I got a set of vintage horn hairpins. How do I use these to actually hold back my looooooong hair?Read more...
SNOW!!
Christmas on Sesame Street Behold, as YouTube resurrects the dead and gives you back your childhood.Read more...
Is it worth it? i have thirty minutes to figure it out.

04 December 2007

OMG KITTY. My pop-up blocker refused to block him.
Stop fucking drinking yourself to fucking death, how's that for advice? Man, just got off the phone with an old family friend (we call him "Uncle Mickey") who's in the fucking bag again.
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I would like to be a more educated classical music connoisseur. Read more...
Tonight for dinner I made mdonley's zucchini bread and essexjan's butternut squash soup. They're both amazing, and taste really amazing together. Yummy.
Deck the halls. Insane and yet somehow not very surprising.
At first I was : ) then I was :(
then.... I was =o
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The Future of Reading (A Play in Six Acts)
You know you have spent too much time at work when... Read more...
Dang, Santa's fast!
"He has 34 microseconds at each stop" to slide down the chimney, drop off the presents, nibble on his cookies and milk and hop back on his sleigh, Larsson said.

Santa's reindeer must travel at a speed of 5,800 kilometers (3,604 miles) per second to make the trip on time.
Beard or No Beard? Help me, bunnies.
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Grace Kelly by Not Mika from a dodgy "High Quality Cover Versions" compilation CD. I am finding this totally disturbing, so I thought I'd share.
Oleaginous, meet Odious. I'd have loved to have been a fly on the wall at this meeting.
Cute animals join writers on strike. Don't let your kitten/otter/dog/prairie dog do ANYTHING cute until this strike is resolved! Brought to you by David Cross, scab cat.
Kitty Wigs This is wrong on so many levels. (SFW)
SHOUTING THREAD!! ERRRRRRR!!!! Read more...
please help a poor librarian rescue a blog in distress... Read more...
Know where I can get a decent res video file of the old Mission:Impossible TV intro? Read more...
List of social-justice-ish holiday shopping sites Read more...
Budapest is the capital of what European country? -- "I thought Europe was a country....I know they speak French there." She's right up there with Miss Teen South Carolina 2007
You guys know about Convertyoutube.com? It's pretty cool. Does just what it says - converts Youtube vids to a file.Read more...
Holiday Mix CD Exchange? Is it still okay for us to do CD mix exchanges? If so, who's interested in me organizing one? It could be holiday music or anything you want. Heavy on the cheer? A great way to give holiday presents to your loved buns. Heh, get it?: "loved buns"? Like "loved ones"? I just made that up. Someone pat me on the back ;-) Read more...
"Hasn't Mick Hucknell shrunk!" 1st comment. I laughed.
OMG: This album is Christmas to me I loved this Muppets Christmas album as a kid
Help me think of famous people... Read more...
SHOUTING THREAD! Read more...
Just got an email from the old office.. asking for a Wep key (which I'd sent them several times). It just triggered all sorts of anxiety.Read more...
Happy Hanukkah! No matter how you spell it! (NOTE: these links are 100% Adam Sandler-free)
Miko's Musical MeCha Advent Calendar: December 4 The 80s called. They have your tune for today.
post by: Miko at: 08:37 | 1 comment
This place is like a metabookstore I've been reading Peter Ackroyd's Lambs of London (spoiler alert). I've never read any of Ackroyd's stuff before, but I like it. His depth of knowledge about London, Shakespeare and English history is certainly impressive. Are his other novels as good as this one?
Nostradamabunny. What are your crazy predictions for 2008? I'm looking for the non-obvious out on a limb stuff that we can look back at in a years time and laugh at.
MeCha Holiday Card Exchange Update Read more...
Because it's dropped off the page... How do we get to #bunnies now? I tried all the options listed, but no dice. Read more...
Damn, it's hard work being a Ravens fan.

03 December 2007

NoSpaceBarFunction? Took.my.Dell.laptop.in.Read more...
Paper dolls for fanboys? I don't know how else to describe it. Read more...
The Replacements Live at Fitzgeralds, Houston, TX , 8/1/83 This is Part One. Since today has been a little nutty, I won't be able to post Part Two until after I get home from work tonight. Read more...
One of these things is not like the others. Music question inside.Read more...
How do they do the talking guitar thing? So there's a new Geico commercial (linked) where Peter Frampton does that thing where it sounds like his guitar is talking. Yeah. How does he do that?
Is Europe a country? Don't know if this has done the rounds already (it has plenty of views). If not, prepared to be amazed...
Thinking of doing a January puzzle day some Sunday afternoon in San Francisco What do you all think? Meet-up with puzzles -- jigsaw, crosswords, Sodoku. Heck, bring yer knitting.

Think warm and toasty cafe on a cold Sunday.

What do you think? If all goes well I might plan a February craft day.
What can you not stop buying? Read more...
Another minute older and what do I get? One million dollars deeper in debt. The U.S. National Debt is expanding by about $1.4 billion a day or nearly $1 million a minute.Read more...
Yay! I just got tickets for Les Savy Fav's late NYE show at Bowery Ballroom. My favourite band to see live.
'Blade Runner': Original version with internal monologue or director's cut? Your fave? (A follow up to this post.)Read more...
'Tis the season to see Santa, riding on a polar bear, pay homage to the Baby Jesus.

Flash, with music. At least the music is [reasonably] tasteful.
How far is too far? Playing online Scrabble. This version gives you access to the whole list of valid words and allows you to check words before you submit. Opponents are submitting insane words like "ecru" and "mibs".
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Thank God I raked the leaves today. The sign that Waste Management put up said they were doing curbside leaf pick up tomorrow.

They just got done sucking up my leaves TODAY. Do these people not have a correct calendar?
The Gallery of The Horrors. This shoe, it looks like it was put together by the blind medieval monks, for wear by the peasants of the mud. (With thanks to the kellydammit for the link to the Manolo blog in the first place.)
Blade Runner is SO worth seeing on the big screen, especially in a nice clean print.
Chicago bunnies! Come to my Mustaches for Kids fundraiser tonight!Read more...
Questions Rattling Around In Your Brain Share, won't you?Read more...
REMEMBER JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON. I just wanted a pair of vintage Chucks.
Bonnie and Clyde - Brigitte Bardot & Serge Gainsbourg - I never knew there was a video to it. Posing King & Queen!
Logmein. Any users here? Related to my previous thread, another source suggested I try logmein. Pardon my dingbattery inside...Read more...
Myshape doesn't quite live up to its promises.... I'll be going to my aunt and uncle's silver anniversary party in January in LA...which means the temperature could range from 50 to 90F. "Cocktail" attire has been requested; which after consulting with my aunt means formal. Read more...
Some Birthday Entertainment (In a manner of speaking). When I was a semi-delinquent teen I saw a documentary called Scared Straight. I posted about it before I believe. It didn't make me into a solid citizen exactly, but it wised me up a bit. I own a DVD copy and I sometimes put it on when I get depressed or discouraged, just to remind myself that things could always be worse. Some kind soul has uploaded some clips to youtube to give those who've never seen it before a taste of what happens when 17 JD's are taken to a maximmum security New Jersey prison for a day.

clip 1
clip 2 (one frightening motherfucker)
Let's get drunk. A slideshow of really excellent photos, dealing with a subject near and dear to many of our hearts (and livers). My favorite photo is #9 (can't link directly), of the young woman in Havana.
My sage plant is dying. What am I doing wrong? Read more...
Beardy I shaved my beard off this morning. The very sight of my naked chin made my youngest daughter cry. Read more...
Later... Did any of you British bunnies catch it? It was great to see Bla Fleck on the telly... I'm not sure how he did it, but he's actually improved (he went from spectacular to godlike). I also loved Stephanie Dosen's song This Joy. Read more...
Oh my good lord. For everyone on your list!
Happy Birthday jonmc!

02 December 2007

My head is huge. 25 1/2 inches. Top that.Read more...
Derivation of name "Bo"? I've always wondered about the name "Bo" - I associate it with the U.S. southern states, and wonder if it is short for Beauregard. Or is it just a nickname, not a contraction? Does it relate to "Bubba" in anyway, and is either "Bo" or "Bubba" more common amongst blacks or whites? Is it a southern thing? Just curious!
Weather Update Read more...
I'm moving to Madison, Wisconsin! No really, probably March-ish. ... and yes, I know about the winters. Read more...
Can you recommend any good audiobooks? Can you suggest an audiobook or two for a gift for my FIL? He's 78, and he likes anything having to do with Italy or da mob, travel, comedy, history, biographies. I was thinking The Godfather but he's read it several times, so probably not, although that gives you an idea of something he likes.
I just made fabulous zucchini bread! Read more...
Need a phrase translated into French or Italian or some other language. Likely NSFW. Read more...
To test its efficiency, Cade wore the hydraulic helmet, and the more conventional models, while one of his associates hit him over the head with a heavy club.
$25 iTunes gift card and I don't know what to get. Read more...
Man Cold It's funny because it's TRUE.Read more...
Chills She sounds a little high, but this tune sung by these two is just so awesome to hear let alone watch...getting sappy over Christmas already, geez.
BORK! BORK! BORK! Don't mind me.Read more...
Do any of you keep journals or diaries? If so, why? Read more...
Miko's Musical MeCha Advent Calendar Open the door!Read more...
So, I was going through the site today, and I saw all of your book recommendations in the cornerRead more...
Gimme a recipe! I bought some Swiss Chard at the farmer's market today. What's your favourite way to cook it?
Bunny! OMG! (aka "Larry Eats a Piece of Carrot")
It's a weird weekend in the hood. WTF is going on? It's been a week since the full moon.Read more...
Anyone here ever done mushrooms? Read more...
BP Radio for an hour, or so.
Happy birthday to bunnyfire and our whuffle queen Specklet!

01 December 2007

Help me find the names and artists of classic old holiday songs like the ones playing on about a dozen radio stations all season when I was a kid? Or recommendations of your own classics and faves?Read more...
Kennedy and Cohen appliance stores. Does anyone remember these places from the 1960s? We apparently had a couple of them here in Atlanta- one left a towering towering 110-foot sign south of town (pics by me, today), but nobody I've asked remembers them, at all. Google searches turn up my own photos (weird how fast that happens) and a few mentions on message boards, but not much else. Was this a national chain, or a southern thing? I've seen mentions of stores in Houston and Atlanta, so far.
Ever meet someone else with your name? Your first name? Your last name? Your middle name? How about all three?
Fun weirdness! ;-) Read more...
How to better practice nonviolence - or ahimsa? In day to day life, and in actual, immediate confrontations?Read more...
From the It's-About-Fucking-Time Dept. I saw it tonight and bought it, of course. Started reading it on the subway, so far it's great.
What podcasts do you listen to? I've hit on podcasts as being the perfect thing to listen to at the gym.

So far, the only thing I've found that I've liked is This American Life.

I'd like to know what you all listen to. I'm new to the world of podcasts, so any suggestions would work.
Drum Battle! Animal and Buddy Rich face off on the Muppet Show (youtube). Awesome.
Texting makes me feel like a caveman , all thumbs and grunting concentration. i need to do it more to get better at it but i am put off by the textaholic kids (unless i'm doing something else at the same time.)Read more...
Do you have a famous relative? I saw Larry King's interview of Wayne Newton, and heard that Newton thinks he's descended from Pocahontas, and that he's been trying to get her dug up from her second grave in England, and repatriated to Virgina. Read more...
The chicken and rice man of Queens. An unsung hero.

Click the video link for more
Snow! First real snow of the season. (Well, real for this part of the world.) Looks like the recycling depot doesn't need me today, so I guess I'll stay in and make a big pot of chili and some cornbread, and tidy up a bit. What are you up to this weekend?
From Tupperwear parties . . . to Taser parties! Shafman's parties allow women to get together to discuss concerns and learn about the Taser C2, the newest consumer Taser that is similar to the device police officers use. "I felt that we have Tupperware parties and candle parties to protect our food and house, so why not have a Taser party to learn how to protect our lives and bodies," Shafman said.
Make this and eat it. Emeril's Black-eyed Pea Salad, y'all. It's awfully yummy.
post by: taz at: 12:33 | 2 comments
Filehoo (still impressed with stumbleupon)
From any website, share a result from the search "absolutely hilarious". Here's mine.Read more...
Last call for the MeCha Holiday Card Exchange! We have 42 in so far! Ideally, I'd love to get 2 more to make 4 groups of 11, just because I love nice neat even groups like that. : ) Otherwise, I think I will do 2 groups of 11 and 2 groups of 10.

I'll do the random drawing for groups and send out the list in the afternoon/evening (Chicago time), so you still have a bit of time if you want in and haven't signed up yet. :)
Happy Birthday to amberglow !! despite the fact that he never talks to us no more.
So who's got their Christmas shopping done? I just finished up mine this afternoon. I picked up some Great Brain books and a couple of GI Joe figures for my nephew (he's 7).

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