31 January 2008
Of authors and supermarkets. →Read more...
Reducing both the obvious and subtle of a common experience
to its most simple and expressive form. Have you ever summed up or heard someone sum up a situation or event perfectly in just a couple of words?→Read more...
Radio Free JanetLand.
Starting at 8:00 p.m. Eastern. 90 minutes of pop-y music. Dance around the room if you like.
Almost too sweet
After weeks of listening to people bad mouth big cats, this was a nice change.→Read more...
I effing hate the BMV. →Read more...
Natural Selection Speed Date II: Sugar Mamas and Boy Toys Pocket Change is paying tribute to the women who publicly declare they have the means and they have the needs. Symbiosis has allowed ugly rich men to attract young gorgeous money-hungry women for centuries; it is now the women’s turn. . . . →Read more...
B3 Organ Grinders
What are some of your favorite bands/songs with prominent organ?→Read more...
Today's heartwarming story
88 monkeys are rescued from laboratory hell in Chile and start a new life in Dorset.
Not from the Daily Mail, so, sadly, no cute pictures.
Mexico Furious Over German "Finger In Butt" Song NSFW photo
(not 100% S, it's a little iffy, a little . . . cheeky, you might say.)
What's the most interesting biography you've read?
Great Olan Mills Portraits of Yesteryear
Yes, it's snarkery of the highest order.
Dumb things our pets do -- go! 1. My cat curls up in front of the wall radiator, even when it's not on! I'm like, dude, it's just a cold spot in the hallway. 2. Sometimes my dog sees a small dog a block away and mistakes it for a cat. If she's off leash (it's a quiet street and she knows not to go off sidewalks) she then skitters down the sidewalk all excited toward said cat-dog and then stops short and walks away casually when she realizes it's a dog.
*bursting through a wall near you*
Break it down!
A new JibJab starring me, the Twinkie, and my Dad.
Update on squid jerky... ...apparently they serve it with mayonnaise, for dipping.
That is all.
If someone mentions "the big game",
pour a bud light on the ground in memory of the Bud Bowl - it's the Superbowl Commercials drinking game. :P
Happy last birthday of January to danostuporstar !
30 January 2008
eBay question: If a listed item has a s&h price and I buy the item
is the seller obligated to sell it to me for the price I bought it for even if they discover that they made a mistake and undercharged on shipping? →Read more...
FoodFilter I'm thinking about edging back toward a more vegetarian diet. Not "real" vegetarian, but vegetarian plus fish plus free range chicken.
Question: What non-red-meat food item might replace the yummy goodness of bacon in a BLT? Is there any way to get seitan crispy like bacon? Any other ideas?
Kari's new hair? No good.
Wendellsday Night at the Radio
9PM Eastern, for those of you not watching airplanes on conveyor belts.
Tell me about a childhood friend of yours. →Read more...
Muddgirl Radio Test 1
Starting at 6:45 CST, ending before Wendell comes on. Mostly upbeat college rock songs with some surprises →Read more...
Dog lovers, help please! →Read more...
When Bad Headlines Attack...
... or, "Is that a crowbar in your pants, or does this wisecrack NOT apply to women?"
A Picture Worth A Thousand Words
The "nuns 'n' nudes" ad irks catholics, but beyond the shock value, the picture is quite intriguing. +Enlarge. [nude male butt alert]
I feel vindicated.
Thanks to a sudden blast of arctic air and several inches of snow,→Read more...
You-oughta-know-it's-annoying filter. →Read more...
I want this.
For an hour. A bit loud and angry at first, mellowing out toward the end.
Jeremy Beadle. Dead at 59. I'm pretty shocked by this. He was a staple of my Saturday night TV when I was a young teenager.
Nice to meet you! Hi! Newbie. Just wanted to greet y'all.
Lent is coming early this year Anyone giving up anything?
How do you make use of your apple warranty for a macbook pro?
My other half's mbp is not burning or reading dvds (but not cds). If I take it to the apple store, do I need to bring documentation with me or do they just get the warranty info off the serial number?
What's the longest you've ever waited in line? And what were you waiting for?
Talk me out of it!!?
I'm all weight-lossy and pink hair-confident and feel like getting freaky with the vinyl. STEP IN, O wise bunnies.
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD
BECAUSE I AM PISSED OFF AND I DEMAND AFFIRMATION →Read more...
Man, I love the web ... →Read more...
Edwards drops out
Article states that Edwards has asked the other Democratic candidates to commit to making poverty a central issue in their campaign and in their potential White Houses.
I have been right all along. . .
As part of my job, I do a lot of water testing in school buildings, →Read more...
Bad and Good! BAD: my power went out last night and my alarm didn't go off as a result, I woke up 20 min. after I should have already been on the bus!
GOOD: My roommate texted me to say I should stay home if I can since winds are 50 mph, I called my team lead, and he said he didn't think it would be safe for me to try and make it in. So... snow day!
Ultrasonic laughter has been recorded during groundbreaking rat-tickling experiments.
In an article on teh funny from "Damn Interesting". But laughing rats? Really? Apparently
. So what has gaspode really been doing with those rats, then?
29 January 2008
My corsetry pictures
Since people asked... here some of them are. They were taken by a good friend of mine, Luke Copping
, in his studio. The gal in zebra did both of our makeup (and, is his girlfriend).
A story with teeth
This one's gross, but so damn funny.→Read more...
Hi, I'm Canadian!
Pleased to meet you.
Venting I'm replacing two ceiling registers in the basement apartment of my house. The opening is too large and the screws only meet air. (The old ones were held up by screws on the edges of the vent.) Is there any easy way to fix this? Perhaps make some sort of frame of heavy duty tape around the opening so the screws have something to go into? The new registers are very lightweight and it won't take much to secure them.
Uh, do not want.
The Stupids Step Out.
jonmc and Hugh Janus enjoy an afternoon of drinking, food and crafts.
There's Been a Coup! The more inside button is no more!
Long live more on the outside!
Rah rah rah!
Romance Update -- let's go!
Okay, after about 10 to 12 months of near a-sexuality, I've decided to make an effort again. My plan is to have go out on at least one date in March, and hopefully some rolls in the hay by end o' month.
Anyone else care to update?→Read more...
Does anybody take Zyrtec D?
So, after getting the whole "it's prescription...unlike Zyrtec" to "OH...wait no you're right, it is OTC like regular Zyrteec" run-around at CVS--it turns out they don't have any Zyrtec D in for me to even buy.→Read more...
WHY CAN'T I BE SKINNY LIKE THE FRIENDS??
*ahem* sorry. Channeling Margaret cho for a moment there.
But yes, I got my pics back from my corset photo shoot.→Read more...
Mo'Nique makes Oprah cry
And me, too! I love a good afternoon cry.
More radio starting now.
Kind of a test, mostly random stuff, about an hour's worth.→Read more...
It turns out he ran away because ... well, you can read the full story of where he'd been and where he is now here
Do you do the Nutbush? →Read more...
Loose vs Lose. Spelling pet peeve of the day. "Loose" = not tight, like a shoelace, or a tooth. "Lose" = get rid of, misplace, as in extra weight, or keys.
"People in the crowd
gave him a cigarette and grapes until the rescue services arrived." WTF?
SOTU - What's with the Red Blazers?
I only watched a few minutes of the State of the Union, but→Read more...
Radio b- It's a wicked life, but what the hell?
I'm going to be listening to some music while I do housework today. You are welcome to listen along, and if you wanna tackle that sink full of dirty dishes while you're at it, I won't mind. The frenzy starts at approximately 10:00 AM Pacific.
V-Day is coming. We're gonna do the Valentines again this year, right? Right?
So, my daughter emails me from Korea, and she tells me kim chee is nasty. But she likes squid jerky.
Up till this time I had no idea squid jerky existed.
That is all.
I've been reading this webcomic
for the past hour or so, instead of working. This strip
is great. So are the rest.
Has anyone else noticed
the sheer amount of Ikea stuff that shows up on Who, Torchwood and Sarah Jane? Do they not have any other shops in Wales? Just an observation.→Read more...
28 January 2008
The Song Retains The Name
I’m guessing that MeCha is not Led Zeppelin Fan Central, but there might be a couple of you who’ll appreciate this: last week, I was given a stack of Zep bootlegs. I am now taking this opportunity to share one of them with you. →Read more...
Design Challenge: Take Back the Bathroom! Sticker Campaign
This thread was the last straw!
We've discussed it here before. We've complained to our friends. We've dealt with other people's nasty inconsideration. It's time to take action, once and for all. Designers, to the barricades!→Read more...
chococat, interior designer.
I'm in the kids' section of Apartment Therapy!→Read more...
Oh. My. God. Greatest. Pet. Evah! You know I love axolotls. Well ...
AskMecha: who does this animated gif represent?
Does anyone know where this animated gif is from and who it represents? I stole it from somewhere to use as an avatar but have no idea what it is.
Yay! New Nicolai Dunger album!
Straight from the Swedish online place early last week, into the post and onto my doormat this morning. Yay Swedish singer/songwriter types.
Question for the ladies
Toilet etiquette. →Read more...
yay, and finally!
I finally had an amusing-enough observation to end up on boingboing.
I can die happy now.
I discovered two new microwave-related ways to be dumb in rapid succession. →Read more...
my first php program!!! (well, okay, this is actually my second, the first one being a simple "hello world!" print command)→Read more...
Any mechazens in Paris? You know, the one in France? →Read more...
Since it seems to be a slow day here,
I am posting this link. It says that Firefox has a 16% market share, →Read more...
"This account is disabled?"
What's the etiquette
an informational interview about a past employer? I'm not really thrilled with the company, and I probably wouldn't recommend that anyone go work for them, mainly because the whole culture was dysfunctional. But→Read more...
From the Bands That Never Got Their Due Department, →Read more...
omg puppy vs robot!
warning: lots of woofin'!
Is there a Metafilter
post about what users do for a living that I can not find? There must be one somewhere.
TV shows you like that are cancelled
I'm just getting into Dead Like Me
, and it's so sad, because I know there are only two seasons. But I guess I can enjoy those two seasons. And, I liked Journeyman
a lot, but I guess that's cancelled, too. Anyone else have a cancelled TV show on their mind?
Happy birthday to rhapsodie !!!
27 January 2008
U.S. Men's Figure Skating Championship Ends In Tie.
Lysacek defeats Weir on strength of long program to claim tie-breaker.→Read more...
Radio Mecha - Music Box: Bobby Hutcherson
Here I am, on the Radio Mecha, playing some '60s and '70s jazz. There's a wide variety of bandleaders and styles, but every song features my favorite vibraphonist, Bobby Hutcherson. Please listen, if you're so inclined.
This is a whiiiiiiiiny thread. →Read more...
chrismear radio thing.
A brief Sunday hour of some laid-back music, a little sweet, a little melancholy. Starting at 7pm EST, midnight GMT.
I haz absinthe. Not absinthe flavored liquer, but real French Absinthe from France. I'm lubing my liver with a beer first. I called Hugh Janus, figuring he might want to be in on this, but he hasn't called back.
Oh. Dear. God.
NSF anyone with a weak stomach. Really. I'm not kidding.→Read more...
Oh teh poor li'l kyoot! Be sure to click the video link ('Cat's history')and watch right to the end where it looks as if she's trying to hide her sad little face with her useless extra paw.
Are other people having problems with gmail,
or did someone hack my account? My password's not working, and I know that it's correct.→Read more...
A tag for taz →Read more...
kd lang Hallelujah
After Neil Young had an aneuryism in 2005, he cancelled his appearance at the Juno awards in his hometown Winnipeg. kd lang stepped in with a searing rendition of "Hallelujah
" which ends with her in tears on the stage.
Starting at 2pm (ish). 2 hours of New Zealand music, many genres, many time periods.
I had an ocular migraine this morning.
It was my first one. I asked mrs chewie if she would still love me if I had a brain tumor. She said yes. Both my parents had multiple strokes and I really, REALLY would rather not follow them. It was probably triggered by that creepy artist picture I linked in the random thoughts thread.
I can't say I don't get offers....
I sometimes receive entertaining communiqués from strange men on Facebook.→Read more...
Three point weekend update. →Read more...
This is not the BP you are looking for.
However, I am playing for a short while, starting now.
26 January 2008
IRC Party Come to #bunnies for a Saturday night bonanza.
3 random thoughts. →Read more...
Radio MeCha: 80's Dance.
Extended dance remixes of 80's songs, and some that sound like they're from the 80's. Starting 3pmPST/6pmEST/11pmGMT.→Read more...
Metachat Radio FAQ page.
To all people thinking of doing a radio show but aren't sure how to start, I've created a new page on the Wiki.→Read more...
I have some scrabble games to finish up. I'm looking at you rhizome and teloki. If anyone else wants to play, I'm "Puke AndCry" on facebook.
I've been hibernating. →Read more...
my vacuum cleaner doesn't suck :( →Read more...
Today's SF meetup has been moved to its original time and location (1:00 p.m. at Chrissy Field).
iPod n00b questions
-- Hope!→Read more...
Dear NYC bunnies
I am coming to your fair city the first week of April.→Read more...
So, I'm listening to Morning Becomes Eclectic
(in particular, the show with Caribou)→Read more...
Airport reviews wanted
We run a new blog dedicated to the word's airports. For years we've been frustrated by the poor quality of airport guides and thought that we would try and build a better one. Would anyone be interested in writing small reviews of any of thier favourite airports (and maybe supply an interesting pic)? →Read more...
Radiating face? Ow. I was just looking at recipes for homemade facial scrubs/masks, one of which advises: Try equal parts of honey and cornmeal, mixed thoroughly. Your face will feel very smooth and will radiate.
So. That's your fun tip of the day; hope it helps.
My grandmother died this afternoon →Read more...
Our Conan is on! →Read more...
Caption please! →Read more...
25 January 2008
Am I going to hell? →Read more...
Finally seeing Waitress
has exacerbated my want to make pie. There is a quiche in the oven, and i think i'll try the chocolate strawberry Oasis.
Thoughts on pie?
Mike Rowe's Dirtiest Job
Long before the Discovery Channel, he was a late night host on QVC, and youtube is there!→Read more...
Everybody Sings About the Weather Part 2
Featuring rain, sun, wind and other stuff. Starts 6PM PST, 9PM EST, 2AM GMT. The sun WILL come out tonight.
1 hour later than originally scheduled on the dibs page because I made the mistake of going out in the rain today; runs just under 3 hours, unless I get kicked off...
Today at work,
I slipped away from my duties to sneak a quick smoke.→Read more...
Embarassing Confession Friday #2 - oddest first name of someone you've kissed.
Embarrassing Confession Friday -- let's go! Who do you think is hot or even sorta cute, despite their being a non-acceptable person for such a thought?
Do you think John Gibson will be fired?
I think he won't. He's manufacturing the product his publisher wants him to manufacture, after all. No one gets fired for doing their job, right?
The eek photo friday, since I ain't doing the kitchen thing, but with a question.
Posted within is a photo I took on my recent trip to North Carolina. →Read more...
Stowaway kitty reunited with her family
-- Family’s pet cat takes flight in suitcase, which is then grabbed by mistake.
GAH! THIS IS A THREAD OF FRUSTRATED SHOUTING →Read more...
Bay Area peoples:
In case you avoid MetaTalk, there's an SF Meetup tomorrow which will be attended by JESSAMYN. Yeah, that's right.→Read more...
Coach endures unthinkable loss one second at a time.
This is a great article, but don't read it if you're at work and tearing up in front of your co-workers would be a bad idea.
Album art guessing game →Read more...
If DilbertBlog Can Do It,
why the hell can't we? Contribute lyrics (based on MeFi/MeCha posts) to a future hit song to be recorded by the MetaFilter Orchestra
(featuring the Millard Brothers and Quonset the Hut).→Read more...
David Lee Roth's vocal track for "Runnin' With the Devil". as if you needed reminding
Who ya gonna call?
Your 80's video flashback for the day.
This photo makes me laugh every time I see it.
May not be safe for work. I feel like an idiot even typing that, but I'm just CMA.
Why is finding a hair in your food so disgusting? →Read more...
Layer Tennis, two at a time!
It's a season-ending double "best-of," with Shaun Inman up against Chris Glass
and James Hutchinson versus Jason Koxvold
. Simultaneously, no holds barred. Should be fun, if it doesn't go off the rails.
Orange Swan Story #58.5: Quick on the Draw
Some years back a cop I knew told me this story...
National types of beauty.
A 1928 cigarette card series.
Flying Pigs Freeze Twice Over, or Sumthin.
I have done two things recently that I would have never expected to do, and, in fact, not having done those were pillars of whatever positive self image I have going these days.→Read more...
MP3 Potluck I'm throwing an mp3 potluck, and everybody's invited. Even if you don't bring anything to share, I hope you'll stop in, say hello and enjoy some of these delicious treats.
Remember that Sony Bravia ad with the superballs?
This is a good spoof of it involving video game army men.
web trend map
- on the Tokyo subway stations positions! Where's your stop?
Printing Guilt - Ask Mecha: How are local printers staying in business? →Read more...
i know there are a lot of graphic designers here, so this may already have been posted, but i enjoyed it.
grill skill! (link goes to google video)
a wendy's training video ca. late eighties. srsly, wait until the three-and-a-half minute mark.
Reusable headlines! →Read more...
24 January 2008
Give your resume a face lift
Interesting + helpful site I ran across.
Interview Monday! Only two weeks since the total surprise of losing my job...not bad, not bad.
Project Runway - Spoilers
Microwaves are great and all, but when I was a kid, we'd cook Stouffer's frozen Mac & Cheese in the oven and it'd get this nice crust on top that you could mash into the macaroni for crunchy texture. I miss the crust.
Has anyone here ever made wasabi tobiko? I went to the Japanese market, and they only had masago. I usually get wasabi tobiko too, but they didn't have any. How hard can it be? Fish eggs and wasabi powder, right? Any suggestions would be appreciated for making my own masago tobiko.
Radio Mecha - Music Box
40 minutes or so of music before the Repub debate. Please listen, if you're so inclined.
That boy needs therapy!
What, what does that mean? (bizarre Avalanches YouTube)
Man. Life could always be worse.
People could feel entitled to steal your freakin' hair.
- movie preview I saw linked from mefi. Quicktime, probably NSFW. I don't even know what to say about this, but I think I want to see everyone involved in this drown in sewage.→Read more...
I am most thoroughly, indubitably nerdy
Herein I discuss wardriving on the bus with my iPod Touch.→Read more...
How hard would it be to make a bracelet like this?
I gave one to a friend and he lost it. I know nothing about beadwork. Is this impossible?
My computer monitor broke today
and I was too afraid to tell IT →Read more...
Reading this article
has cast a pallor of gloom over me for the last couple days. hugs, anyone? (Doesn't that make you want to click the link?)
Plumb crazy.. There's no drain in my basement, and I must have one put in before I rent out the apartment in it. Probably no one can estimate this basement unseen, but will anyone hazard a guess as to how big and expensive a job it might be for a plumber to find and refit the drainpipe I'm assuming must be under the ceramic tile somewhere?
Three Point Status Update! →Read more...
Ask MeCha: Editorial style geeks, please don your propeller hats →Read more...
DJ Haidz: This Is Your Post! →Read more...
Seattle meetup bump!
February 2nd, The Elysian on Capitol Hill. Starring many fun & lovely Seattle Mechazens, and some from Portland, too!→Read more...
Hi Bunnies, I'm hooo-ooome →Read more...
This Posts Is Sufficient
- Have you seen this lolfite?
Let's tell some happy stories about people being nice →Read more...
REPLACEMENT SHOUTING THREAD
, YEAH, I'M LOOKING AT YOU SEANYBOY→Read more...
'The entire senior class of Hamline University, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 1925, each drawn in one hour a night--with a few days off--from November 17, 2004 to February 17, 2005.'
holy crap, i KNOW her!
for 'american idol' fans. i totally went to high school with her, and she sang at my friend's wedding. little surprising she didn't make it, but what do i know about the music industry.
The Lancashire Witches
by Ainsworth. What are you reading online? Include a teaser quote. "Bess Demdike is an approved and notorious witch, and hath been seen by credible witnesses attending a devil's sabbath on this very hill--Heaven shield us!" - Earl of Poverty
23 January 2008
I had a shitty day at work today. →Read more...
My first EVAR MeCha dream: →Read more...
Everybody Sings About the Weather (part 1)
A Very Special Wendellsday Night Radio begins at 6PM Pacific Time, 9PM Eastern, 2AM GMT. It starts with snow music but quickly moves to the rain, because It Never Snows
in Southern California.
yeah, I'm announcing it early, but I'd like some audience this time
The Hawaii Chair
Okay, I don't have cable, so maybe you've seen this but I haven't until now. So I'm laughing my head off imagining these people
actually working in an office.
I wore a suit to work today
and I have a run in my pantyhose.→Read more...
I'm gonna play some songs in an attempt to make myself sit here and work. You can listen too. Starting on the hour (2p.m. California time).
Bring back that old-timey music!
Or: What happens when musicians gather at a cabin in the woods with instruments.→Read more...
The best jellybean flavor is Pear. Refute, discuss.
How trendy is Gobelins?
I mean the area in the 13th arrondissement. Some people say its the Parisian equivalent of the Meatpacking district (or it soon will be). I'm tempted to stay in a new hotel out there, but seeing as its out of town, i'm hesitating. Anyone been there? Anyone have a recommendation? Or a pearl of wisdom?
many thanks in advance
Poor Kitty ; _ ;
Asthmatic cat! Cute tiny inhaler!
Happy Donuts are everywhere.
Makes me long for a Despondent Donut. A Manic Donut, at the very least.→Read more...
Home Shopping Network on-air meltdown:
Batty caller drives already near-hysterical presenter over the edge. I feel kind of bad for both of them.
Back in Colorado.
With a photo.→Read more...
I like fairtilizer
, I'm shamelessly plugging my honey voiced pal singing A womans lot
(boperetta), and I got six more invites burning a hole in my profile. Who wants to play?
What are you doing to beat the winter blues?
I can haz asalt ryeful? (SFW)
In my ongoing documentation of human quirkiness I bring you photos of people in their bathtubs reenacting a scene from I Am Legend
. With dogs
, cats or, well
.... Oh, and I forgot to mention the guns.
A found film series becomes unfound.
Last.fm: Technology has finally done me in.
I am a maroon: somebody please explain how to get the most out of last.fm.→Read more...
Update on my grandmother →Read more...
22 January 2008
Itch head Itch head, really grody itch head...
Younger Boy got sent home with head lice this afternoon.
Oscar's "In Memorium" Each year at the Oscars they do an "In Memorium" to honor film industry people who have died over the last year. They typically save the last spot for either the most famous or the most tragic death. The question is, who will top Heath Ledger's death? Is there anyone who has died this year bigger than that? I'm drawing a complete blank.
Help me be a good assertive customer tomorrow. →Read more...
Yummy cabbage! →Read more...
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Heath Ledger is DEAD???
I see Fred Thompson just dropped out of the race
What a non-starter that campaign turned out to be.
Latvian bunny card!
Thank you, mdonley! →Read more...
Scene from "Killer of Sheep" (1977)
They were playing this on Turner Classic Movies last night, and though I was dog-tired, I simply could not turn off the TV.→Read more...
That "amazing birth" video in Metafilter
Since so many Mechazins are pregnant, lets give them positive stories to give them good luck on their big days!→Read more...
Hi Ho Hi Ho, It's off to school I go... →Read more...
It's that time again!
Can you recommend some Internet Radio stations for me to listen to at work, now that I have a job where I can listen to music? (yay!)→Read more...
Netsilik Eskimo series.
Images from a film about Eskimo life in Canada in the 1960s.
SHOUTING THREAD. GAHHHHHHHHH
I HATE YOU COMPUTERS.
Create a Chain Theme Restaurant To Start: Adirondack Boathouse. Theme: Dirty Dancing-esque hotel. Slogan: "Where nobody puts your baby in the corner." Long porch in front with white adirondack chairs, lawn in front with badminton, sports gear and old rustic photos on the whitewashed wooden walls, early 60s sould and 50s glee-club mix for the music, waiters in ties. Menu: Lots of jello, iceberg-cheddar-pineapple salad, and roast beef.
We were given some designer tri-color pasta made with olive, arugula, and red pepper and I wanted to make a salmon and asparagus dish with it, but when I went to the nearby grocery, there was no asparagus, and the salmon they had was selling for 12 Euros. Too rich for my pocket! So... →Read more...
Anyone for an Economic Dead Pool?
Tell me the date and time you expect to see the Dow Jones Industrials, bellwether indicator of the U.S. Economy, (which is down from it's 14,280 high three months ago to 12,099 Friday, losing almost 1500 points since Christmas) drop below 10,000
Is anyone doing this thing
a day thing? i might give it a go.
21 January 2008
My triflin' cat
Meet Prudence (a.k.a. Dr. Monster).
I found her scrawny, sick kitten arse over a decade ago in front of the post office in Wickliffe, KY., during my internship at Wickliffe Mounds. I picked her up, wiped her eyes, fed her a piece of fried chicken, and she's been my shadow ever since.
MeFi deleted post greasemonkey script question: why don't the deleted AskMeFi threads show up? Every time I click on one, it says "You've stumbled upon a non-existent post, or one that was deleted for various reasons." I WANT TO SEE IT!!!!!
Is this some urban legend legend I had never heard before?
That pr0n star is your real mother!→Read more...
Help me make a sammich. →Read more...
MeCha Radio. Playing some random stuff I threw together. Bit on the hard side, but nothing I'm sure most people haven't heard of. Will be connecting in 7 minutes (7-855pm).
[Spoilers possible] I'm going to admit that
I watch The Amazing Race→Read more...
OMG Death-Defying Poodle!
With tiny pink crash helmet!
From 5pm, for an hour or so before sperose's set.→Read more...
I’m going to host the Swan family Easter do. I’d like a suggestion for my menu…→Read more...
I'm about to press the button!! Maiden voyage of Radio Free JanetLand, starting now and going on for just over an hour. Very pop. Very old pop.
How good was the playlist at the party in Cloverfield? Seriously. Perfect!
"Deliberate wrong inputs are criminally pursued and indicated"
I got my first IRS phishing email today.→Read more...
Do I want an Asus eeePC? [x-posted from askme]→Read more...
so i'm going to los angeles next month
and i'm bringing one of these
with me with the intent of filling it up. can any l.a. area bunnies recommend some good places for crate digging?
i'm originally from l.a., but i haven't been back in twelve years. i know that sf's amoeba opened a hollywood location a while back, so that's going to be a definite stop. rockaway, too.
A song for MLK day,
which is being observed in the U.S. today: U2's "Pride (In The Name Of Love)"
. Crank it!→Read more...
THREE POINT SHOUTING UPDATE
1) dear customers; SHUT THE GODDAMN DOOR, IT IS COLD!→Read more...
How can I zip up an entire website? →Read more...
"Argument to Beethoven's Fifth"
with Sid Caesar and Nanette Fabray. I think performing this would be lots of fun.
Next Four Photo Fridays...
via this thread
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Help me with the IRC. →Read more...
20 January 2008
I had not thought about him in years, but
John Stewart was huge to me. California
is a lovely lovely album. The Phoenix Concerts
is one of the best live albums ever.→Read more...
Tips for Winter Chapped Lips? →Read more...
Just keepin' our heads above
snow. And he misses you ;-)
You Suck at photoshop. 1
I love the designs on these paper condom envelopes
from the 30s and 40s. But what the hell is the thing on #10?
Radio Mecha - Music Box: Lucky Sevens
I'm on the Radio Mecha for a little while, playing a bunch of songs that are more than six minutes long and less than eight. Lots of jazz, and plenty of other stuff including downtempo, hip-hop, reggae and African music. Please listen, if you're so inclined.
what's the best way to warm up really cold hands? Today I went out without gloves and my hands were so cold when I got back that I couldn't move them and I nearly fainted from the pain. I warmed them by jumping around my apartment and blowing on them and then getting in the shower once they were a little warmer. What's the best method for warming cold hands? Putting steaming water on them is too painful. And no, I won't go out without gloves in this NYC weather ever again.
Workouts for boneless people.
It's a gold mine out there tonight, y'all. And tomorrow it's back to the grindstone.
Storyline Opps (Possible Spoilers)
A thread for pointing out storyline inconsistencies from your favorite television shows →Read more...
At what number of sock puppets can you assume a user is a little loopy? →Read more...
When nano-wires explode.
I wish *I* had an electron microscope.
Take a picture of what you're doing tonight and post it here, already →Read more...
Photo Friday suggestions inside. Walk this way ------> →Read more...
1 year. Or I guess technically 364 days to go.
with photos and recipe. Come in!→Read more...
My mother will be here in about two hours. I didn't know she was coming until Friday afternoon. She's driving in from Oklahoma and is staying with us for at least one night. Also, it's 10° outside and we have no food in the house. But I'm happy to have her here - I haven't seen her since July when my uncle died.
Now on MeCha Radio: Sunday Gospel Brunch
Start your Sunday getting roots religion with some bluegrass and old-time gospel songs, sacred harp, and a cappella.→Read more...
Teddies turned inside out.
Cute or creepy? You decide!
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD
about cable/internet companies.→Read more...
This Post Wonders....
if ethylene thinks it's pretty
Your calm, contemplative and restful front page art has been brought to you by the charming and debonair eekacat (top two photos on the left sidebar), the sassy and intriguing pokermonk (bottom photo on the left), and the delightful and delicious deborah (sleepy widdle kitty on the right sidebar). Kiss them.
I have them! They make me feel like a movie star librarian! →Read more...
19 January 2008
1000+ streaming TV stations in this world and not a damn thing on worth watching.
I am so stressed about this right now.
I'm so worried that I'm going to be stuck with a HUGE bill because of this.→Read more...
Which one would you date? The brilliant, funny, angry one? Or the nice, active, boring one? Seriously, those are your choices.
'a friend of mine' just ran his cellphone thru the washer
and needs advice. thanks. and Happy Saturday Night. →Read more...
Don't change MeCha →Read more...
I finally have internets again! I missed you guys! *whuffles* What's new?
As of January 19, 2008,
it is no longer called "pulling a Wendell", it is called "pulling an Estrich"
. That is all.
And no, I do NOT consider myself 'in proud company'.
chrismear Radio MetaChat.
So, I'm going to try and do a radio set. Starting at 9:30pm GMT, 4:30pm EST.→Read more...
Bunny! OMG! The eyelashes!
Here's why you don't pass out with a house full of people.
My sister threw a going-away party for our friend Matt who has been re-deployed to the Middle East for 15 months. Unfortunately, her GIGANTIC beverage
put her to sleep quite early. She awoke this morning to find that her house had been completely redecorated
between their regional singles successes and the US album debut of Dreamboat Annie
: Soul Of The Sea
, Devil Delight
, Magic Man
would you like to gather to get loaded soon?→Read more...
What is so great about this person, exactly?
She just seems like she's competing with Britney for most fucked up, to me.
Suck it face! I deactivated my facebook account and I feel like a million bucks! Freeeeeeeeeee!
MLK Assembly at Daughter's High School
So Daughter was participating in the annual Martin Luther King Assembly, doing a segment on LGBT rights,→Read more...
Sling Blade (no spoil3rs please). Have watched about the first hour of this movie and have found it very slow. Is it worth watching the rest of it?
It's snowing in Hattiesburg, Mississippi! Crazy. And y'all better not laugh at us crashing into one another. We're snow virgins, lots of us.
The kittahs are freaking out. My husband is grumbling. But I'm loving it!
I am so mad at myself
I went out last night with my best friend to a bar where I know the staff. →Read more...
So! Cloverfield! (poss. spoilers) See it? Whadja think?
Some late-night goings-on. Starting now.
DIDN'T WORK EXACTLY AS YOU WANTED IT TO, NOW DID IT???
99 bottles of beer on the wall.
99 bottles of beer.→Read more...
18 January 2008
Neo-Classical. Radio_Replica: 10-11:30PM PST.→Read more...
OMG SHERIFF BUNNY
From the latest edition of 'webzen'
, "desktop zen". →Read more...
I dunno if any of you have read this article
in today's Times. →Read more...
Plant/Krauss tour dates
I've seen a few folks here mention that they like the album
(as do I), so I thought there might be some interest in their tour.→Read more...
This post has exactly 100 comments. You knew this had to end in tears, right?
POLL: The CRAZYDRAMA aka DATINGSUX Thread!!! →Read more...
Unicorn and I both disliked it very, very much.→Read more...
DJ Stynxno .: Metachat Radio
I'm playing whatever I have currently on my hard drive. It's nothing special but there is music for the next two hours or so.
Ah ha! moments of the day.
I just figured out that the weird patch of itchiness on my wrist is likely because I was attacked by a mango. →Read more...
Oh, Max Headroom -
t-t-those bastards wr-wr-wronged y-y-you.
NOW it's Friday!
What's up for the weekend, bunny pants?→Read more...
GOP Candidates Expressed as Buffy Villains
Snicker. Giggle. And my inner nerd is showing.
Radio Mecha DJ Drive
Hi there. As you may know, Metachat has an internet radio station.
But we don't broadcast as often as I'd like, and I think we need some new DJs. →Read more...
AskMecha: What kind of suit do I wear to co-officiate my best friend's wedding? →Read more...
Photo Friday: The front of the outside of your dwelling space. Suggested by hellbient.
Follow-up to my Clown Post on MeFi: The Shat in defense of Bozos
17 January 2008
please god no
no no no, please? Is it even possible
for The Bees to be in heat AGAIN→Read more...
Dating hell, part 349, aka I Give Up
At what point should someone disclose that they are/were married?→Read more...
I feel a bit beat up. Need advice.
Should I send the following email? Preface and long story inside.→Read more...
This post may be about John Mayer...
but you should still consider reading it.→Read more...
Python for profit
I just got an advance for my first time ever paid pyton work!→Read more...
I take the third law of thermodynamics very seriously. →Read more...
SO JAZZED. Oh, the world is righteous.
I am holding in my hands a $200 check from the Santa Barbara County Auditor! →Read more...
Pitch 'n' Putt with Joyce 'n' Beckett
Yes, it's old. It's still funny, though.
this is one great bunny parent!
Note to self: You know you hate disorganization. You really do. So next time you think, "Oh, I know that organization has a reputation for being disorganized. But that just means I'll have a bit more freedom to do what I want!", DON'T SIGN UP FOR THE INTERNSHIP. Really. I'm telling you this for your own good.
One time I bought some pants. It was awesome. I think they were like $35. I still wear them sometimes.
Nerdly fascinations (or: SCIENCE!!!) →Read more...
Is it only Thursday? This was going to be a "Tell me about your weekends plans!" post, until I realized... it's not Friday. Oh well, whatcha doing today?
I had a manicure this evening.
I dropped my mother off at the airport this morning. She's been here for a month.→Read more...
Oh my god, I am my mother!
On consideration, today's BBQ feels extra metachatty, so I'm cross-posting this mothercloner.
£250 for 4,000 words in a week.
Clintons and the at-large caucus in Nevada Honest question -- what's up with the lawsuit in Nevada against the at-large caucus? It seems completely devious, and the casino workers lay the blame on the Clintons. But the Clintons clame innocence. Can any Nevadans or political wonks out there shed any light on this?
What did you think of last night's Project Runway? (Spoilers) →Read more...
I've been watching Old School Sesame Street on DVD
and it's freakin' great! (Especially the music...)→Read more...
Debit Card woes:
On Jan 7, Yahoo ran an unauthorized hold of $10 against my checking account that resulted in two actual debit card transactions bouncing.
Tomorrow's Photo Friday theme will be "The front of the outside of your dwelling space", suggested by hellbient.
I've just done a hit and run! →Read more...
"There's that black kid. He's up with the Bruins"
The 50th anniversary of Willie O'Ree becoming the first black player to skate in the NHL is Friday despite the fact he was blind in one eye.
via mandyman & wolof
I've just started snoring... help! →Read more...
We Can Haz Snowstorm!
Unabashed self link - it's snowing like the proverbial →Read more...
16 January 2008
A couple weeks ago
in a thread about an inheritance squabble, birdherder guessed that I was a Buddhist from a comment I made about disliking mementos. I lol'd when I read this very apropos panel in a manga today...
Homemade Hot & Sour Soup:
The best decongestant ever.→Read more...
NYC real estate market starts to stall
"The robust growth in real estate values in New York . . . has nearly skidded to a halt, city officials said Tuesday."
GOOD GODDAMN MOTHERFUCKER SHIT PISS AND POOPINGS! →Read more...
A guy just knocked on our door wanting us to sign something
that said the train traffic out back is unchanged from a year ago. Something about a real estate disclosure (his unit's on the market).→Read more...
Help me pick out glasses!
I'm going to Lenscrafters
tomorrow for (probably) my first pair of glasses.→Read more...
Interesting facts about your intestines.
I picked up a copy of the collected Peter Cook while in town last weekend, which led me to dig up this link. Lots of interesting facts for your edification.
Eddie Izzard + Star Wars Lego + Stop-motion animation = Awesome
. (Youtube, ~ 3 mins., possibly NSFW - some strong language).
Anyone know of any good, long (but not crippling) New York walks?
I've been spending some of me weekends in NYC just walking around. I've done this
, what else is good?
Thanks! - /selflinks
More live Radiohead goodness.
After a late start, a police-enforced change of venue, etc., Radiohead are broadcasting from a 200-person club in London right now. They're about half way through playing what appears to be the new album in its entirety.
Does anybody have an iPod touch in the uk Because I just got a used touch, registered for the itunes store, and cannot find where to buy the upgrade!
I think I brainwashed my baby
So I'm taking care of my baby boy (4 months old last Sunday!), as my wife is out doing her film critic thing, and we're hanging out on the bed and I'm working on my laptop. →Read more...
Question for my bunnies: Is there some sort of web2.0 thingey which allows you to keep local browser bookmarks on different machines synchronized? I've got five computers I use at various times between work and home, and I keep putting bookmarks on one that I'd like to look up on another. Surely I'm not the only one with this desire?
It's a weeknight in midwinter. It's cold. It's snowy. You have cabin fever. You want to get out of the house and do something fun and unusual with a friend or your sweetie...but what? Creative cabin-fever antidotes, anyone?
Which private island
will you buy when your ship has come in, you’ve won the lottery, and cashed in all your chips: will it be big
, natural or artificial
? →Read more...
Mediocrity. What so bad about it? →Read more...
Estranged from reading? I used to read books. Books, books, books, books, more books. About 10 years ago I started reading less, and now I can't remember the last book I read. I read -- I read at work, I read magazine articles, newspaper articles, stuff on-line. But I buy a book, I read a little, and just don't connect or commit. What's up with that?
Help me find a MeFi or Metachat post from the fall of 2006 involving a blog with tons of old horror records in MP3 format.→Read more...
I call eponysterical!
Entropy answers a question about shuffling a pile of papers.
Follow-up to rainbaby's post
is how I've decided to explain what I do all day.
I am fascinated (and more than a little freaked out) by places that are made to look like somewhere else. Example: Dubai is going to build a 700-acre replica of the French city of Lyons
. →Read more...
where's a good place to look for project management jobs besides monster? I am not super technical but have four years of experience managing schedules and projects. I only really know how to search on Monster, and when I look on other sites it seems to be headhunting firms and/or things I am not qualified for, like financial services jobs. I am located in NYC. Help appreciated!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIGMUSIC!!! →Read more...
Happy Arbor Day to the tr33hggr !!!!
15 January 2008
American Idol ignorance.... →Read more...
Cartoons of "little fluffy rabbits who just don't want to live anymore". By Andy Riley.
Today at work, my supervisor 86'd a couple of our regulars. →Read more...
If you have a boring/non-standard/niche job, how do you explain what you do? →Read more...
I'm not proud of this...
About three years ago, I decided to test the bad guys get the good girls theory. I was sick of being single. It seemed like a good idea at the time. →Read more...
I JUST HIT MY LIMIT FOR HEARING AWFUL STORIES ABOUT HOW AWFUL HUMAN BEINGS CAN BE TO EACH OTHER. NEED TO SCREAM AND LET IT OUT.→Read more...
Last Hour of Work Categories Game Suggest five categories, please.
I NIXED A BUG and no one at work can share my joy →Read more...
Cross-posting from AskMe.
If anyone's got ideas for recording a huge group of people, lemme know! I will buy you a cookie! Or at least I will wish I could buy you a cookie!
List 7 lies about yourself. →Read more...
Whining thread. I feel like I need some cheese with my WHIIIIINE.
i got fired Sunday. How long can I wallow? Yesterday I was surprisingly motivated, applied to a bunch of jobs, reached out to contacts etc. Today all I want to do is cry and lie around under blankets. Will I be sorry if I just take today off?
This is a drowsy at work thread. →Read more...
Feelin' Lousy. →Read more...
The campus I work at provides a free employee bus for "Green Transport." It has long been the tradition that people leave the bus in an orderly fashion, front to back. But for the past couple of months a new employee who likes to sit in the back and then cut in front of all the people patiently waiting their turn.→Read more...
For Whip-It devotees only
- inhale at 7:00. The first seven minutes of "Freak Parade" from Todd Rundgren's Utopia are of only moderate interest to 70s proggers, but anyone intimate with the joys of nitrous will be able to appreciate the latter half of this 'eau de laughing gas'.
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD! →Read more...
14 January 2008
Very cool and unusual hotels.
Need some place to stay? Have a lot of money?→Read more...
So the dog hasn't peed tonight. →Read more...
Cooperate by oneself?
It's like Portal for cursors.
My commute home is going to be all snowy. It's been snowing quite hard for about the last hour now. In order to fit in with my fellow Seattle snow drivers, can you give me some really bad driving tips? I already know about driving fast so that there's less snow for me to have to drive through. Anything else?
Bunnies Maternity Leave →Read more...
Um, so anyone got any invites to, um, stuff? →Read more...
Ivory tablecloths. White placecards, or cream placecards? I feel there's an actual answer to this.
his bed-hogging technique is unstoppable!
Fingers crossed, people!
Job interview in 189 minutes....→Read more...
Spoilers Needed and, Hopefully, Inside
So I watched the first half of The Arrival
on Saturday night and I want to know how it ends.→Read more...
R&B Singer Richard Berry was
on a package tour that included a salsa band when he heard a song that grabbed his ear: Rene Touzet's 'Loco Cha Cha,'
. The progression in the opening and bridge was a total earworm, so he copped it and wrote a song of his own. Calypso was big at the time so he wrote some quasi-West Indian lyrics about a homesick sailor and a rock and roll standard
was born. →Read more...
I love her. How can I show her?
I've been going out with my girlfriend for the past 9 months. It's been a long distance relationship for the majority of that time. We currently live about 8 hours apart.→Read more...
AskMeCha: I need Windows Vista help!
Not for me, for my future MIL:→Read more...
"I don't mean to suggest that I loved you the best, I can't keep track of each fallen robin. I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel, that's all, I don't even think of you that often." "Chelsea Hotel #2" popped up on my iPod on the way to work. It's rather melancholy way to start the day, I have to say.
Don't check batteries!
In case you haven't seen, spare lithium batteries are now carry-on only.
Kitty Dress Ups
If this isn't a sure-fire way to wind up mysteriously scratched to death one night, I don't know what is.
That said, the Hogwarts/witchy costume is just tooooo cute.
13 January 2008
What's up with my Gmail?
For the past few weeks, it's been acting really weird.→Read more...
i'm really digging this song
and the video's very cool too. (obviously the visual punchline is at the very end.) why haven't I heard of Field Music before? [via Drawn!] g'night!
phone # separators: dots or dashes? why? (225.6836 or 225-6836?)
Music is the Drug →Read more...
The Angry Youth!!! Born To Die..."→Read more...
We just watched this movie, and it's absolutely AWESOME. →Read more...
Radio Mecha - Music Box: Jazz
Here I am, on the Radio Mecha, playing some jazz. Please listen, if you're so inclined.
I just bought socks. In a bar. →Read more...
The Christmas Mountain Ranch
), a 9,270-acre chunk of desert mountains in West Texas, was donated to the state in 1991 by the Conservation Fund
. Last year, Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson (the state's self-proclaimed official Realtor
; scroll down to #9
) announced that the his agency would auction the property
because it was "too hard to manage." In an effort to keep the area accessible to the public, the Conservation Fund is considering re-purchasing the land
in order to donate it to the National Park Service. The NPS
Just moved house and need some cheap furniture or ideas on how to jury rig some
I just moved to a new place, and have decided not to buy any new furniture. I won't be staying here too long.→Read more...
Project runway preview! Spoiler
The sneak peek for the next episode is up on Project Rungay!
Looks like a challenge where Chris can rock the house!
Bunny! OMG! Please fasten your seatbelts, Bunway Airlines is now taking off.
When was the last time you cried? →Read more...
Happy Birthday to those krazy kids kyleg and kosher_jenny!
12 January 2008
Okay, what are your three questions for Saturday? Here are mine:
A beautiful piece of Frippertronics
from the David Sylvian/Robert Fripp album "The First Day" Enjoy! Good music to go to sleep to.
At the time, it seemed pretty innocent
. . . but in retrospect, this ad for Pakistan Airlines was not a great idea.
Radio Mecha - Bmarkey's Lost Nuggets From the 80s
In an hour or so, at 4:00 PM PST/7:00 PM EST, I'm re-playing bmarkey's Lost Nuggets from the 80s set. In the meantime, I'm playing a little '80s hip-hop. Please tune in, if you're so inclined. And if you can't listen to bmarkey's set now, rest assured that I'll rebroadcast it again sometime.
C or WD - what's worst? Help with a choice about education
Should I quit or should I stay?→Read more...
I JUST FELT LIKE A BIT OF A SHOUT
ing thread→Read more...
My word cloud includes a very big "buttock-looking"
- as well as a bunch of other stuff I don't ever remember saying. Including "one-eye", "prolactin", and a misspelling of DaShiv. Sorry DaShiv! Please make me feel better about my buttock-laden cloud by demonstrating that yours is at least as silly?
What should I do with the next three hours? →Read more...
This is cracking my shit up.
Though kids with English accents always crack me up, really. →Read more...
I decided to break off the engagement. →Read more...
I once had some cheese In Helsinki
bought by my friend from a Greek store.→Read more...
Jeez, why does my dad act like this??? →Read more...
"Waiting to keep the appointment she made/Meeting a man from the motor trade". So I'm about 40 yrs behind the times. But what does that line from "She's Leaving Home" mean? It's bothered me for over 20 years.
Down In The Boondocks. Down In The Boondocks.
Be sure to watch for the fancy footwork starting about 1:30. Eat your heart out Micheal Jackson! Recorded in 1965 by Billy Joe Royal
By the time it hit the Brit pop charts→Read more...
11 January 2008
I Can't Really
tell what people are on about, but some of it is cheesy and fashion-like.
Help? i brought beverages and snackables.
If you can, do help, or be may end up balkanized in the oddest cheesy fashion.
Mayan Cayenne Chocolate cookie recipe I promissed lonefrontranger months ago. →Read more...
Pink Floyd's "The Wall" - The Musical
I was just reading an interview with Nick Mason in the new Mojo: "Mason added that waters was working towards a 2009 debut for his musical version of The Wall
- 'he's gonna cheer it up a bit; it'll be like The Sound of Music
but with bricks in it'."
Just curious to hear what cheese fiends might think Today, at my local deli/bakery, I spotted some smoked mozzarella in the cheese case area. I almost bought some to add to the regular mozzarella that I use for homemade pizza. Would that have been nuts? Whattaya think?
It's gone horribly wrong--
anything been off for you?→Read more...
RIP my best friend
"A pet dog missed the family’s dead cat so much that he dug up his grave and brought the body back into the house.→Read more...
"Seating is limited. Reservations are not transferable." And yet I cannot count the number of people who still think this means they can ask to bring guests. I'm pulling my hair out here.
I just took a bite of my tuna sandwich and bit down on a fish bone. What have you found in your food?
I haz interview!
Hurrah. Sent off a resume/cover letter/clips at noon yesterday, and they called me at 4 to set up an interview.→Read more...
Radio b - Lost Nuggets from the 80s edition
OK, cube farmers! Fire up the winamp/itunes/whatever the hell you've got. Relative obscurities from that god-forsaken decade are coming your way at more or less 10:30 Pacific - just about half an hour from my posting this.
Trailer for the first episode of Cinematic Titanic
(the new movie-riffing venture by the original guys from MST3K)
"How come you almost never see a smart person's stomach?"
I haz job!
Hurrah. Got my formal job offer today. Good thing, too, because I was on my last packet of Ramen.→Read more...
Baby Tapir! OMG!
Four-day-old male tapir Gesztenye (Chestnut) stands in his enclosure in the Xantus Janos Zoo in Hungary, making his first public appearance→Read more...
Videos of people playing ukuleles →Read more...
For the past six months I've been corresponding with someone I knew as a teenager (we worked together and went to the same high school). As I get to know him a little better, what I'm learning about his temperament reminds me of... me.
My love affair ended last night. →Read more...
Photo Friday with two themes:
What the hell is that? - A photo of something common or well known, but photographed in such a way that it's not so obvious. *AND/OR* Why the hell did I keep this?!? - Pictures of things you own and you have no clue why. Both suggested by DarkForest.→Read more...
How We Beat the Heat
or "Are You There God? It's me, Beatrix"
She's a little woman now, and i think it's finally really over→Read more...
I command you to make soup.
If you have not made misskaz's spinach meatball soup
yet, do it. Seriously.→Read more...
10 January 2008
Project Runway recap (Spoilers) but it's been two days →Read more...
'Confessions of a Dangerous Mind'
...about Chuck Barris's career (according to his "unauthorized" autobiography
) as a CIA hitman has been playing on IFC lately. It's on right now if you're in U.S. EST. Pretty mind-blowing, especially if you grew up watching the Gong Show
. →Read more...
The only reason I like Summer
18 mangoes for $3.
Let's see. Mango cheesecake, mango ice-cream, mango smoothie, plain old mango, mango salad, mango cocktail, pan-fried mango with rum and fresh cream...
Annoying! Sylvester P. Smythe:
I can't find a single picture of him with mop in hand. The Intarwebs should be full of him.
The Tata Nano was introduced to day.
The USA had the Model T, and the Germans gave us the Beetle, now, India's Tata Motors has introduced a new "people's car," which at $2,500 will democratize car ownership. A debate
has already begun as to whether or not this is a good thing.
Guess who came into the store today? →Read more...
What's for dinner? →Read more...
All revved up and no place to go.
Last Friday, the unemployment office called me and said that there were some issues holding up my claim. →Read more...
On the way home today,
my ipod spit out these two songs
in a row. I hadn't heard either in quite some time, but they always bring a smile to my face.
Apparently Portland is the new Milwaukee
A tornado, whose native habitat is the Midwest, showed up in the suburbs of Portland today.
This is just to say that I just gave two weeks notice at work.
What sorts of questions would you include in an American-ness test? Inspired by BtGoG's question below, I propose we put together an American-ness test. If there were such a test, what sorts of questions would you want it to have?
this is just to say that i passed my britishness test. w00t!
OMG! Zombie Alpacas!
Run! Run, while you still can! Arrrghhh ... too late!
water to land ratio picture? I've searched & can't find the image someone made that had two spheres: the big one was the total amount of land mass, and the small blue one was the total amount of water mass on Earth. hope me?
Lost Nuggets from the 80s - The Radio Show?
Given the fairly decent response to this thread
, I thought I might play a radio show along similar lines tomorrow. HOWEVER, →Read more...
Northern New England MeChazens... mikepop
was thoughtful enough to post a MeTa asking if anyone wanted to use Space Gallery's showing of "The King of Kong" as an informal meet-up. It's this Saturday; times and place are linked in the MeTa.
I think I'll be able to make it --- anyone else going?
Do you use noscript?
Do you whitelist your usual sites or just leave them disallowed?→Read more...
Dear 300-pound Guy Sitting Next To Me. Coughing to cover up the noise of a fart might work in some circumstances. But not when:
1. You fart like 50 times a day.
2. You fart like 50 times a day, every day.
3. Each fart smells like a three-week-dead skunk just exploded in my face.
Americans, please help me.
Online shopping to Canada has improved much but it's a pet peeve of mine stores such as Zappos don't offer the same items to us. Blast!
So the gf and I discovered an apartment we could afford, with a garage I can use to work on my bikes, space for most of our stuff, and really convenient to the public transportation I'd need to take to my new job. I got an e-mail from the real estate agent today that the landlord liked our applications and that they were just waiting to hear from our past landlords. But →Read more...
What do women want? Someone asked me this tonight. I said hummus, and I meant it.
But I don't speak for all women. What do you want?
09 January 2008
Free RSS readers!
Newsgator has announced that FeedDemon (for the PC) and NetNewsWire (Mac) as well as their other RSS products are now all free! This is good.→Read more...
Let's play guess the user
Here's how it works. I pick a MetaFilter user, generate text using MarkovFilter, and you try to guess who it is. If you guess right, then you get to pick the next user. NO CHEATING BY USING SEARCH ENGINE ASSISTANCE.→Read more...
Things that are always a mistake →Read more...
Gene Simmons on the Mike Douglas Show, 1974
[from the segment] Tottie Fields: "Wouldn't it be funny if under this he was just a nice Jewish boy?"
my nose is whistling I am cranky and secretly pleased that I am annoying my coworkers with my whistley nose.
How is everyone else's day going?
I look for advice there. I look for commiseration and mojo here.
What would make someone do something like this?
I don't get it. Really. Are humans intrinsically that heartless?
Happy Birthday, Severus Snape!
Click the calendar in the top right hand corner.
a very british three point status update
i) i am studying for the britishness test which i take tomorrow→Read more...
What's your best case election scenario? I'm curious about who you bunnies would like to see win the election. Who are you hoping to see in the White House?
What have you got on you and with you, right now, GO!
Explain the caucus to an idiot.
How does Hillary Clinton have 183 delegates and Barack Obama only have 78 when only Iowa and NH have voted (and she lost in Iowa)? Source.→Read more...
Not exactly the bunny hop.
Groove Armada, thuggish bunnies; quicktime. "Get Down" - in case you haven't seen it.
You know you've been bitten by the interior design bug
.. when you read up on the Amityville Horror house and think "awesome wallpaper!"→Read more...
Metafilter in the ruins
When the apocalypse comes, when the world ends as we know it, you can bet someone will be updating Metafilter. KEVIN GUILFOILE points out there’s nothing worse than a doublepost after your hair has fallen out.
has this been around forever or is it a new thing?
My grandmother had a stroke on Monday →Read more...
Afghan Whigs fan?
You've no doubt got some Twilight Singers singers albums, but the debut album by Rick McCollum's Moon Maan group is well worth checking out. Free MP3s at Last.fm→Read more...
AskMeCha -- BayArea Tech Help? The usual guy I hire to fix my computer problems isn't available until February. But my kid's brand new (4 days) Dell laptop is doing strange things, and won't connect to our wireless network. (The other laptops are connecting fine.) Anyone have the name of someone I could call to help? We got it at Best Buy -- should we bring it back?
we discussed Katherine Heigl knocking "Knocked Up"? Rumor has it
, that talk may have cost her.
via metachat it's viachicago's birthday!
08 January 2008
And we get neighbours....
This is just fantastic, in a car-crash sort of way. Why is our TV so crap?
I want to be elected High Commander of North American Cupcakes. How bout you?
Per his facebook,.. kmellis' dad just died. Just thought the community should know.
as if I need more reasons not to fly!→Read more...
New 30 Rock? Is it strike kosher? →Read more...
Dave The Spazz Hits a Home Run
Dave the Spazz is a DJ on WFMU
who plays a lot of old-timey rocknroll. His last show was simply amazing (or the first hour or so, but that was enough for me). So amazing, in fact, that I have to share it here.
God made you a man.
Controversial news article of the day (ok, of Saturday). Catholic hospital refuses to allow breast augmentation surgery on transgender woman. →Read more...
What is going on here?
Britney has brand new british accent at 3:16? Check. →Read more...
Am I just a geezer?
Or is it now standard practice for employers not to contact finalists letting them know someone else was hired for a job?→Read more...
Milwaukee is the new Portland: Wisconsin weather →Read more...
Three-point update →Read more...
a. Has the best pro-environment stance?
b. Has the best stance on Net Neutrality?
c. Has a credible set of specific policies they would persue?→Read more...
I'm laying in bed with a box of kleenex, a cup of tea, and a bottle of Tylenol. WHO'S WITH ME? (well, not literally, it's only a queen size bed)
Help me find stuff to put on my walls.
An example of what I'm looking for inside...→Read more...
Do we have a Photo Friday theme for this week? I think the chain of handing it off to another person each week faltered a little over the holidays... is there a plan to get a theme picked out and start us up again this week?
Should I do it? There's the possibility of a place in this year's London marathon. I've been running 12 miles for a while and think I can do more. The marathon is in April. Should I try and go for the place or am I out of my mind?
Three point status update. NH primary edition.
I'm going to call it early. Why? Uninformed punditry inside.→Read more...
I could (and probably will) watch this 50 times...→Read more...
The Jewish Americans:
recommended PBS viewing. I saw a preview tonight, and it seems like a fascinating look at not only Jewish-American history but also issues of immigration, assimilation, and minority rights and culture in the U.S. →Read more...
07 January 2008
It's 10pm in West Michigan on Jan 7.
Temperature is currently 59 degrees, with gusting winds, torrential rain, lightning and thunder and we are under a flood warning and a tornado watch. I blame Al Gore.
Non-voters: Explain Yourselves to LT! →Read more...
Bump from Mefi
I am not in the position to do a study but I would suspect that most of us would rate a bit higher than average on this guy's recommendations.
Apache vs. Voodoo People magic people. voodoo people.
this is an all-purpose whiny, SHOUTING, Magic 8-ball thread!! →Read more...
Tell me about the GRE I'm seriously contemplating a career change, and another masters degree is in order. The program I went to for my last masters didn't require the GRE so I've never taken one. What can I expect? Should I have t3h ph43r?
i keep finding gray hairs! Fine by me. I hope I get a cool evil dragon-lady stripe.
Yew Nork = Better than Disney World →Read more...
Jeffrey Tambor Fanclub Powers ACTIVATE!
WP blogger columnist quote: "the Jeffrey Tambor of the TV talk show circuit", referring to Dr Phil. Clearly she means to only point out they look the same, but instead she implies that Jeffrey Tambor is like Dr Phil, a huckster.
Now get over there and protest with me in the comments! No signup required
Work, huh? AMIRITE?
I've been so busy since switching projects here at work, and I miss you guys lots. But I have big news and needed to shirk my duties here for a few minutes to fill you all in.→Read more...
there's something running about in my ceiling.→Read more...
Oldies? What? →Read more...
Seattle meetup on February 2
at the Elysian. Elizard will be in town
. If you know her, you miss her! If you don't, come meet her!
I keep dreaming about y'all. . . .
Over the past several weeks, I have had 3 or 4 dreams about random bunnies, and→Read more...
Three things making you happy this morning →Read more...
It's 10 Years Since the Ice Storm.
Those were some crazy times. I'm too lazy to make a proper MeFi FPP myself, but my local paper is running some anniversary stories
, including a photo slideshow
Has anyone read "Out" by Natsuo Kirino? [poss. spoilers]
I would love to talk about it if you have. →Read more...
sssh! Is this the sooper seekrit chrismear surprise party thread?
Because I think we fooled him
OMG DRUNK BUNNY
...so the Bunny Comic guy is working on a plush prototype. When he offers one in Blue, I am so there...
Happy birhtday to mmahaffie !!
06 January 2008
Best Online Documentaries
I already posted a FPP today, otherwise I might have used this.
Your fill of intellectual stimulation for the day
is right here
. [nsf those squeamish about renegade philosophers talking about toilets]
People piss me off
Pet mistreatment anger filter→Read more...
Clean Living January: Updates and Whuffles.
Party update →Read more...
Seattle meetup? February 2?
Seattlites! Seattleonians! Beloved bunnies of Seattle! I will be in your fair city for a couple of days at the beginning of February. Anyone up for a meetup? →Read more...
Happy Three Kings Birthday to chrismear!
Last night, we went to see John Prine in concert at Carnegie Hall→Read more...
A little jazz funk for Sunday →Read more...
Specklet seyz →Read more...
Crowded House (newest version) was just on Austin City Limits
and, oh, how I loved it.→Read more...
05 January 2008
Starting now. Expect a heavy 80s influence, thanks to jonmc's thread from yesterday (and Guitar Hero)
I just joined- anybody else use it?→Read more...
i apologize for the following mash-up track. →Read more...
I actually got the ovaries up to post one of my songs on MuFi!→Read more...
Tardis For Fears
A Doctor Who montage of villains and monsters to the tune of "Everybody Wants to Rule the World". Lots of great matches of lyric to image, all umpteen incarnations of The Doctor seem to be represented, and all the Daleks you can shake a sonic screwdriver at.
Saffron Brown Rice.
A staple in the eek household. How I make it is→Read more...
Sappy, shmaltzy, predictable movies make me mad!→Read more...
Study: Monkeys 'pay' for sex
-- "...may treat sex as a commodity."
3-point Saturday update →Read more...
Awesome French vanilla shower gel - bought online and shipped to Latvia?
So me and this shower gel, which goes by the name of "Ushuaia Gel Douche 2 en 1 Adoucissant Vanille"...we have a relationship.→Read more...
Bring 'em if you got 'em.
Kung Fu Election
I wish they had Gravel as a fighter, so gramps could kick Huck's ass. Alas. [via Scrutiny Hooligans
Sorta interesting widget on a Fox news channel. You do a quick quiz on basic issues, blind, and it matches your opinion with the candidate whose positions are closest to yours. Look for the box on top R and click to start.
04 January 2008
UWS radio for 40 minutes or so
This is a mix by grievousangel, a good friend of mine.
IRC - is anyone there or did I eff up again?
MovieFilter: Daeth Laid An Egg
Does anyone here have a personal review?
Multi pronged do along
or "x point status report" if you need your consistency:→Read more...
THIS was odd.
I felt forced to watch the whole thing.
Attention Mechazens of NYC:
I am soon to walk among you.→Read more...
Well, let's just dump 'mischief' once and for all. →Read more...
"Consumers, by and large, don't know the difference,
as they think they will need a telephoto to shoot a charging Rhino vs. needing a wide angle to photograph a birthday party in a small room". As a 28mm lover, I laughed. He'snot entirely wrong.
Great White stalks ocean canoeist
Photo inside... [DO NOT CLICK if you have shark phobia!]
Fun with wifi
well... maybe not "fun."→Read more...
Do you enjoy occasional forced time away from the 'puter?
Snowstorm power outage surge fried my (yes, I'm stuck on dial-up) modem (and possibly soundcard, etc.) Luckily all = under warranty. But I'm VERY away from the 'Net (guess I just have to use 'puter to draw!) and kind of enjoying it (AS LONG AS IT'S OVER SOON.) Ghaaaah. My post here
was prescient. KTKSBYE time 2 leave library! ;-)
Trip to Virginia
Can anyone add to this AskMe on an impending history-focused Virginia trip? Anything would be appreciated.
More fun with food storage: Coconut milk?
I made a curry sauce last night with coconut milk (and curry powder, vegetable oil, lemon rind, lime juice, and fish sauce). I boiled it for five minutes before serving. I forgot about the leftovers, and they sat out overnight. Safe to save, or not? →Read more...
So I was wondering,
as I ducked out of this rainstorm into a coffee place on my way home, and glanced at a newspaper→Read more...
Unofficial Photo Friday assignment. But don't open this thread yet!
It's almost Noon here and there's no Photo Friday thread. So I'll make one up. This is a 10 minute photo assignment. Don't open the thread until you're at home with camera in hand. You have 10 minutes to make a photo on the subject to be revealed within...→Read more...
Well, this weather sucks
(though I love that photo forecast.) Actually, it'd be perfect if I could stay sitting here with the cat on my lap and a mug of coffee for the rest of the day, but I'm a little worried about having to take the bus to get to work.
Lion dog needs new home
after ten years
in the shelter. Awwww.
Yo, American types: The Super Furry Animals
are touring the States
very soon. They are very good.→Read more...
How bad is bad?
Ok, so this artichoke spinach dip never made it into the oven→Read more...
03 January 2008
Huh. Looks like Obama and Huckabee.
Is something about to happen?
On Monday, our next door neighbors had to call 911, and got three fire trucks plus an ambulance, when their camper (parked in the driveway while they restore it) overloaded their house wiring and started a small fire. Tonight, our OTHER next-door neighbors have cops in the yard because a car came down the road, ran into their yard, smacked into their car, and then the driver got out and fled! Photo taken a few minutes ago
Lost nuggets from the 80s
Because the decade wasn’t only about bad hair and makeup. Really. →Read more...
For my 100th post, my question is about blogware.
I've been considering writing again, and wonder about blogware/hosts.→Read more...
Stupid thing seen on the Prius in front of me at a stoplight:
A license plate frame that read "This car $tarve$ terrorists."→Read more...
three point status update
1) I have norovirus.
any other UK buns have it?→Read more...
Let's talk about my facial hair again!
I tried the handlebars
. It was fun, but I don't think I can actually live like that. Next up: the chin beard
. Also, are goatees
now completely out of style?
Mini-Me(etup) at Atlanta International →Read more...
What was your most satisfying personal accomplishment in 2007? →Read more...
Tired of Beefcake?
As an LIS graduate and a male I think this is pretty funny.
Last night I heard Radiohead's "Creep" for the first time ever. What else have I missed since my son was born?
Speaking of debt what are some good resources for personal finance and budgeting for someone who's pretty dumb with/about money?
Defending the NHS
I went to hospital today, and I've got to say that I was impressed with the people at A&E. I saw a nurse, got a digital X-Ray taken, and had it read by a doctor... all in under an hour. →Read more...
Synchronicity? Or just a weird coincidence?
So I'm at my desk, thinking about the stuff I read as a kid. →Read more...
MeCha challenge - plz to exorcise my earworm and banish my boredom? →Read more...
My Boss brought his dog into work today! I received lots of doggie kisses. She's so nice - she's a black lab and has improved his mood 180%!
I can't be the only one suffering through this, right?→Read more...
Wikipedia laugh of the day:
"A cleverly hidden reference to 'Manqué' is to be found in a recent popular song by the British artist Robbie Williams...→Read more...
From today's office e-mail... →Read more...
How could the -- generally unfunny -- Jay Leno be actually funnier writing alone his own stuff (as he pointed out on the air) than Letterman with an entire team of writers? Should Leno dump his writers altogether when they eventually come back from the strike? Should Letterman go back to writing his own stuff, too? (This would mean of course they'd have to actually work harder than they usually do; they might not want to do that).
By garsh, I'm out of debt! (sort of) →Read more...
I spent 2 hours last night in a 19* windchill installing a roof rack on a car. I had to stand in the shower for 20 minutes to warm back up. This morning my ears are ringing. I hope I'm not getting sick :/
Post of lamentations + whuffles (thanks everyone!) = OM NOM NOM. →Read more...
What's the book (or author) you love that others feel the need to abuse you for?
Just to complete the set, y'see. →Read more...
02 January 2008
Wendellsday Night Radio
from 9PM Pacific, Midnight Eastern, next week in the rest of the world
What is the worst book you've ever read?
And, no, you didn't have to finish it. Inspired by lfr's thread below, we talk often about books we love, but how about some books to avoid? →Read more...
Hangin' at the airport with Lipstick Thespian!
Hey! I got to hang out this afternoon with LT, who had a layover here in Atlanta on his way to sunny California. It was awesome!→Read more...
I invented some delicious soup today. →Read more...
Ask MeCha: I need to fix two things at Swan's End
Actually, I need to fix considerably more than two things... but we'll start with that many. →Read more...
Multi-point status update.*
*Your points may vary.→Read more...
Famous hotels in the movies that you can actually stay in
Fans of Fellini might want to stay in Grand Hotel, RiminiGrand Hotel in Rimini
, Fans of Danny Boyle's Trainspotting might fancy a night in the Cordova Hotel
in London ... →Read more...
What books are you currently reading? →Read more...
"Q: What do you get if you cross a cow, a sheep, and a goat?"
"A: A milky baa kid."→Read more...
No, really, I don't WEAR them, honestly, you have to believe me ... →Read more...
Live your life like an emotional zombie,
and you'll stay young forever! Just read in a piece about keeping your skin looking younger: "Take care not to make too many overly animated facial expressions." Why do I keep
reading links from MSN? I know better than that.→Read more...
THIS IS A WHINING THREAD →Read more...
What did you think of Mark (Jason Bateman's Character) in Juno?
Less is more:
If you remove all of Garfield's speech balloons from a Garfield comic, the strip becomes funny
. (Also, kind of melancholy, as Jon apparently has no humans to talk to.)→Read more...
Who Needs Sleep?
[Wired] " A nasal spray containing a naturally occurring brain hormone called orexin A
reversed the effects of sleep deprivation in monkeys, allowing them to perform like well-rested monkeys on cognitive tests. "
[via the astonishing tdj
Sedentary office supplies
The irony is thick: "Business Stationary is often the first impression someone gets of your company."
Back to Work!
*cracks whip* PUT YOUR BACK INTO IT! →Read more...
Cotton Bowl →Read more...
Happy birthday, urbanwhaleshark!
We have determined
that an excellent way to annoy Ron Paul supporters is to pretend to mistake him for Ru-Paul.→Read more...
01 January 2008
Ugh. I'm just trying to do the right thing →Read more...
The Mummer's Parade!
I love it unapologetically and don't care who knows it.→Read more...
What Would It Take To Do Simultaneous Group DJ Sets on Mecharadio? →Read more...
There's a Twilight Zone marathon on Sci-fi channel. Just so ya know. That show was a huge influence on me.
we went to see Les Savy Fav play last night at the Bowery Ballroom. They rocked.→Read more...
How's your weather? (Snow) Stormy here. Experiencing frequent power outages. Power off, power on, power o
Bunny! Cilantro! OMG!
Cannot. Eat. It. Fast. Enough.
Happy Possum Day! →Read more...
*pokes head out of emotional snowdrift, gasps for air, shivers* →Read more...
Story Of Stuff
is a a 20 minute Flash movie about planned and perceived obsolescence
, recycling and the massive problem the planet is facing. Although it's focused on America, the issues are the same for everyone. Happy new year!
How to see the new year in with the most absurdity possible?
Wendell Radio's 100% not-normal mix.
Starting in mere moments (11:00PM Pacific, 2:00AM Easter, 5:00AM GMT)
HAPPY 2008! →Read more...
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