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Archives for: April 2008

30 April 2008

Housewarming Party Ideas Needed!! Read more...
Triple Clap Pushups Holy Crap. Color me impressed.
Halp from the Koreans and update for the concerned: Read more...
Self-Serving Post in which I ask NYC mechazens if they could do me a big favour. Look inside for asky details...Read more...
Activism rant Focus!Read more...
"One night a woman falls ill and, within a few days, dies. With her, her husband loses everything that had bound him to his middle class way of life. He gives up his job as a senior clerk in a tobacco wholesale company, sells his house and leaves Washington D.C. He could take up his former profession again. Not that of a bookkeeper or an insurance salesman, but of a professional gambler. However the man, aged 43, makes a very different decision. He moves to New York City, finds a room in a small hotel, and begins to write. Dan James Marlowe is on his way to becoming a free-lance writer."Read more...
From where do you like to order lunch? I don't order out much, but today I feel like a treat. I'm getting the "Gonzo for Garbanzos" wrap. mmmmmmmmmmmmm
hungarian muppy of DOOM via cukisag! The best place for cute with captions I don't understand.
Washington, DC meetup crosspost YO! I'm taking a mini-vacation to DC over Memorial Day weekend, and arranged a meetup for Friday the 23rd at Nanny O'Brien's. Come visit!
three point status update The candidate likes the website! he thinks it is 'really cool.'Read more...
Won't somebody think of the children? "[The McCanns] believe a Europe-wide alert system, modelled on the US Amber Alert, which allows television broadcasts to be interrupted and notices to be flashed on motorway screens after a child is reported missing, might have found Madeleine."Read more...

29 April 2008

OMFG, evidently this photo is undoctored? LOL, I think it's Will "World" Harris ("Big Will")? LO-freakin'-L, right back atcha. It's MEGATON MAN !! But this guy is obviously photoshopped.
Confess!
Time Again For An "ASK LT ANYTHING" Thread! Read more...
I feel like I have been eaten by wolves and then shit over a cliff. . . . how's your day been?
Charlie the Tuna. Some 70s commercial goodness. There is something about seeing old commercials that is fun and nostalgic, which is funny given how much I hate contemporary commercials and mute them whenever possible.
ssh..rosemary is sleeping she does a lot of that. she also likes catching fingers.
Salary requirement for cover letter? Read more...
When does it become more polite not to respond? I got a few emails a few months ago, during a time when I was just totally and completely swamped and had pretty much stopped dealing with email at all. Some are from acquaintances who wanted to get together (in vague "We should do something sometime!" sort of ways). Read more...
Worst lyrics you've heard lately -- Go! I'll start. Read more...
Did somebody post a new Rube Goldberg commercial video here recently? It's not the one on MeFi today, but one that was made for another ad contest. I could swear I came across it on MeCha, and within the last 2 weeks, but can't find it. Any help?
Recommend me a good (lefty) US political blog. The one I used to read every day has gotten intolerable. Read more...
SHOUTING THREAD! Read more...
James McMurtry has a new CD out and you can download two songs (both of which are awesome; one of which is angrily and wonderfully political) from it for free here. (alas, yes, that is a myspace page; he is cool in every other way.)
Free Stimulus Checks! Read more...
Ben & Jerry's Free Scoop Day! Yay! My record is 4, but, really, that was 1 too many. Free ice cream! Yay!
California here I come! So I know I should ask this over on the green but ya'll are much nicer so I wanted to ask here first. Read more...
Bank of America finally did something cool! Have you guys deposited checks or cash in the new Bank of America machines yet?

It is so awesome!Read more...
Santogold performs "L.E.S. Artistes" on last night's Conan O'Brien. I'd never heard of these gals, but this song kind of knocked my socks off.
Hello. This is making me giggle.
Padded Butt Enhancer Wonder Panties BRIEFS Booty M ... You really have to scroll down to the second set of photos. A minor Tuesday morning lol/wtf.
Ugh, nerves ! I hate Doctor appointments, especially ones where you hope there's something wrong just so you know you're not going crazy! Read more...
Amusing teacherly anecdote. Read more...
Anybody get your "economic stimulus" yet? Not me. Read more...

28 April 2008

I'm drinking Aperol and watching M*A*S*H. I blame/credit that show for my drinking. They made getting schnockered look like so much fun. They were right. Also, Aperol is really tasty in a very weird way.
Fibroid? Read more...
Let yourself off the hook. What are you not going to do? Read more...
I should be writing poetry right now but I have nothing to say. Writers block is a bitch.
A Toronto moment When I stepped on the subway this morning I found I was three feet from Toronto Mayor David Miller. I had heard he lived out my way and that he took the subway to work every morning. Read more...
Are you right or left brained? See which way the dancer is spinning and find out.Read more...
where's my drugs?! Due to a glitch between my doctor and the pharmacy (and neither of them admit it's their glitch), I have been without my anti-depressants for three days.Read more...
If you can't say anything nice, say something surreal.
Paging ColdChef Read more...
Crosspost! Meetup in Central VT, Saturday May 24th.
What is the most important invention or innovation that has happened during your life time?
Specket in NYC squared! Read more...

27 April 2008

Should I do it? I'm thinking of moving to a city in the US for the summer. Bad idea or good idea? Read more...
First Carlos Santana. Now Nascar? What?

I do have a pair of Carlos Santana shoes and they are beautiful. I don't know if I'll be purchasing Nascar shoes anytime soon. Most of them look unsuitable for driving fast.
Perhaps clueless question about FLDS I've been watching a few of these shows about the FLDS ranch in Texas. Dateline is running one tonight. What is going on, if anything, with the way that the women speak? The men speak in a fairly ordinary manner. But many of the women seem to speak in this lispy-wispy scripted flat tone. Not all of them. But many.
Pizza with Broccoli Raab, Roasted Onions, and Olives. Have I posted this before? OMG so good. I also add crushed tomatoes, because I find pizza without tomato sauce weird (unless it's grana and arugula, which I adore), and I use fresh mozzarella sliced rather than grated, but this is seriously the perfect pizza.Read more...
With salt or without. Read more...
MeFi/MeCha NYC meetup! Next Sunday or Monday. Discuss in linked MetaTalk thread.
Paul Westerberg wasn't the only talented songwriter in the Replacements. Tommy Stinson had his moments, too. Here's some selections from his post-'Mats band, Bash & Pop: Hang Ups. Never Aim To Please. Friday Night (Is Killing Me). Good rockin' stuff in a Stonesy/Faces way.
My curried tofu recipe For your edification.Read more...
One-minute dance party makes everything better! Read more...
I'm such a clutz! I'm amazed I've made it to (nearly) 36. Read more...
Our Margeritsa recipe, let me show you it. Today is Orthodox Easter, and the traditional Lenten fast-breaking soup in Greece for after midnight Saturday before Easter Sunday is "Margeritsa", but since I can't hang with all the lamb intestines and bits, we make our own version. Here's how we made it yesterday: Read more...
post by: taz at: 03:47 | 3 comments

26 April 2008

ce ce my playmate come out and play with me.... So hanging out with my niece and nephews today I was teaching them a clapping game that I used to play when I was in school I remembered these two do ya'll remember more?Read more...
Curried lamb & lentil stew. I'm still in the simmering phase, but my word does it smell and taste lovely. Read more...
THIS IS A CAPSLOCKS OF RAGE POST!!! Read more...
The paintings of Rod Serling's TV series Night Gallery. (Direct link doesn't seem to work- look in the left-side menu for "The Paintings")
Youtube - a cool little Eadweard Muybridge / Theo Jansen-inspired solar-powered paper horse and giraffe. The song is 'Sawdust & Diamonds' by 'Joanna Newsom'. More on the horse here. <3
Why did the orange swan fly to Raleigh? To go to a MeFi/MeCha meetup, of course. (Oh, and to visit a friend.) All bunnies interested in a Raleigh, NC meetup sometime between May 22 to May 29, click the link provided.
Standard-shift gearbox question . . . . So let's say I put the car in reverse and then, instead of breaking, while I'm still rolling backwards, I put the car in first and slowly let out the clutch till I move forward. Am I slowly grinding down the teeth on first gear? Not good?
Did Anyone Else See This? This was the most riveting piece of TV I have seen in a long time.Read more...
Today's Special! Shout it loud and clear. Read more...
"Do you remember your first kiss?" This question got emailed to me, and since I'm not in the questionnaire's demographic, I thought I'd pass it on.

25 April 2008

what was he talking about? Today at work, someone called me and I was the wrong number. Our exchange was so random though, what was the story? Read more...
The Party. This is what we're watching in our TV cave tonight. It's hysterical.
World's Worst LOL Weld ...but it holds water and the photos are nice. For BitterOldPunk and the MeChites who gave me advice and any DIYers who might get a little chuckle. Read more...
Parenting 2.0 via Nucleo
Hot Chip - "Ready for the Floor" Catchy song, fun video.
Remember that deal where Radiohead released the various parts of the song "Nude" onto iTunes, so that people could build their own remixes of the song? Thomas Dolby made one, and it's gorgeous.
Firas has an epiphany stumbling around Old Delhi Not all rundown places are created equal.
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Last day of work! Boy, that went fast.Read more...
Podecast - TGIF Playing now.
Picnic. I just returned from a small family picnic in the park, and...Read more...
Should I? Read more...
TGIF Podecast! Just a heads up. I'll be starting at 2pm ET, 11am PT. No idea what I'm going to play. Probably happy music.
Dublin Zoo Bombarded By 100,000 Hoax Calls "Sometimes the oldest practical jokes are the best ones -- as Dublin Zoo is finding to its cost this week."
Paging All You Smart People to My AskMe Thread about Therapists If you like and are interested, would you check out my AskMe thread for recommendations of a good therapist?Read more...
I feel like I am going to be pregnant FOREVER *wails* Read more...
linking images for the lame Read more...
Lordy, Lordy, Lipstick Thespian is 40!!!11!1! Want to help celebrate? In the spirit of a virtual surprise party, come on in and link a fun game, song, video, or anything at all for a loyal and loving bunny. Read more...
Photo Friday: Emulate a Metachatter Make yourself up/dress yourself up/pose in a way that flatters or lightheartedly pokes fun at another member, suggested by seanyboy?
My favourite Friday song. This song always cheers me up and reminds me that the weekend is here!
PAGING QUONSAR The primates at MonkeyFilter have discovered a CUTE pissing elephant! Of course, it's in Japan.

24 April 2008

Can you prove it didn't happen? Perhaps the greatest film ever made by human hands - Plan 9 From Outer Space.
MeCha Radio: Radio plays: X Minus 1. Two shows, starting at 8PM Pacific.Read more...
Guess you shouldn't always bet on black, after all. Wesley Snipes gets three-year jail sentence.
Today while emptying a box of books, I found an 8-track of 'Liberace's Greatest Hits.' One of the tracks was 'Born Free.' It now occupies a place of honor atop our bedroom TV. I also found a small plastic statue of a Saint. We put that on top of the computer terminal. I figure we need all the help we can get.
Kitten Cuteness For your Thursday evening viewing pleasure.
This has been in my head all day. Please make it go away.
aargh! What's the name of that song... Jonmc posted quite some time ago; like, something go 'round the rosie? Sally go round the rosie? I'm having severe brain fail, but need to find this song (it's somewhere - on one of my computers, somewhere).
post by: taz at: 18:00 | 5 comments
traffic marmalade! Read more...
Good news I took that political job I got offered and turned down last month.

It is big, scary and won't start for months. I am promised months of training and mentorship, and experienced team members.Read more...
TypeRacer For those not on the blue. This game KICKS BOOTY.Read more...
Phrase Overload: Can we please let "a perfect storm" die now? Read more...
Signs of Televisual Life Read more...
I need your fashion opinion, too! MuddDude and I are going to a wedding (ceremony at 4pm) the weekend after next. I just found the wedding website (it wasn't on their invitation, but it was linked to their registry), and the website says it is "formal atttire" - not black or white tie. Read more...
I need your fashion opinion Read more...
Where is everybody? For Gods sakes." - reporter Helen Thomas rocks my world.
What is one thing you can do now to improve your life? Read more...
Otto it is. Yeah, so Otto stuck. He hasn't graduated from college yet, but he's working on it with following, terrorizing Simon, chowin down, and grass = ok to pee/poop area. Oh and very little whine/yelp in the crate. He even slept until 7 today!!!!!!!!!!!!
three point status update I've determined that the problem at my job is that none of the principals leaves any time for thought, discussion and reflection.Read more...
I want more ink. On my back, something colorful, but I can't think of what! (that example is stunning though a tad too large).
Korean makeup company pulls "nazi ad" click on the image in the article to view the ad, I can't for the life of me figure out how hat is supposed to sell facecream.
New, free, NIN single The embedded data in the track says to go to NIN.com on 5th May. Hopefully there'll be more NIN goodness then.
I met my first real life Mefite Read more...

23 April 2008

Bunny bar OMG! Bunny Seats! Bunny Bar! If we held Bunnystock at a club, it would have to be held at the place I went to tonight.
So what's your nick? Read more...
Party in #bunnies
Did this depress anyone else? I know that thread has been deleted, but I've been thinking about it all day. It's such a lovely idea for a heartwarming conversation. But reading that thread was like seeing a list of all the things I've always wished my mom would be. Understanding? Encourages me to be myself? Non-judgmental? Respectful? Not so much.Read more...
Just got back from a spring peeper viewing. Man, that was that loud. I had no idea how loud they can be. Ear piercingly, rock concert loud (if a rock concert was all at about 5000Hz). My ears are ringing now.

No actual sighting occurred, just hearing, even though we tried hard to see one.
I bought my first pair of cowboy boots! And of course I'm prancing about the house.Read more...
more mux-ing: I just swapped out my muxtape. This one has a very retro bent. Read more...
I could use a drink. Drama, drama, drama (all work related, nothing I can really elaborate on). What are we drinking?
How did you find MetaChat? Read more...
Emergency Meetup! me3dia & cinnamon invade NYC! Read more...
Last hour plus of work - please divert me? Read more...
Best advert on TV. This always makes me smile, as I was a big fan of Thunderbirds as a kid.
Hollywood, Queens? Read more...
Rain, rain Read more...
Muffin, anyone? I just heard this song for the first time and I think it's raaaaather strange. That is all.
Here's a video of a guy I sort of know performing a very charmingly tossed-off version of "Rainbow Connection" on a banjolele.

That is all.
Dark chocolate, cherry, and chili pepper. I bought two of these Lindt candy bars yesterday on a whim (they were cheap, at Big Lots). OMG. They are delish.Read more...
Happy Birthday CitrusFreak12!
I'm bored. Read more...
post by: dg at: 06:38 | 11 comments

22 April 2008

Cooking as therapy. It being damp and miserable here at the moment, I'm making two vats of curry to chase away the cold and to distract myself from house-hunting woes.Read more...
You know what's a bummer? I'll tell you. When work is nuts and it's 10:30 at night before you get CAUGHT UP at metachat, and by that time you are like, the last person to post in the interesting threads. So, then, you type out all these COOL comments, and realize that no one's really gonna see them. That, my friends, is a bummer.
Baby can you light my... pilot light? In the basement apartment of my house there's an old electric gas stove, with pilot lights, and for the life of me I cannot get the pilot lights lit. I'm hoping against hope that this stove isn't completely dead and that I'm doing something wrong.
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Death by cuteness, cont'd. these guys are sharing a bed for the first time. Simon's on the left - he's bigger than Otto (yeah, we went back to Otto), but not for long....
How much do you sleep? I feel like I could sleep forever. I try to limit myself to about 8-9 hours a night, but it's a real struggle to stay up in the evening and to wake up in the morning.Read more...
because I had agrueling, aggravating day, here's the sickest song ever.
Over thinking is what I do. Read more...
Switching gears. What do you consider the best most amazing love song? Read more...
A touch of nostalgia for those of us from the Atari generation. (From that blue place.)Read more...
The name thread got me thinking. Remember how Cabbage Patch Kids had odd names? Read more...
Kitten! Cilantro! OMG! It's not only bunnies who love it.
Internal wars: Introvert vs. Responsible Student. I have a presentation-type thing tomorrow with a classmate. It's the sort of thing that can be organized over email, and I in fact spent a good hour last week putting together a draft of how it should go -- which I did specifically because I have no desire to spend several hours meeting in person, because it will be unproductive and chatty and indecisive. Read more...
My room-mate is going tip the scales and send us into the downward spiral of coal usage. Read more...
Who says George Bush doesn't care about our veterans?
Next up: Extreme Makeover - War Widow Edition!
Baby name thread! Lots of babies about to be born 'round here. Please provide name suggestions.
65 Days Read more...
What is Diane showing her? Whitney talking with Diane Sawyer - but I can't find context or more importantly, that image Diane is showing Whitney.
I keep waking up earlier and earlier. It's getting nuts! Read more...
industrial mux definitely not for everyone.Read more...
CNN Headline T-Shirts And thus they learned a web-lesson.

21 April 2008

Is anything as good as solder on copper water pipe? 'Cuz I'm in a tiny tight spot and having trouble soldering a good bead.
What celebrity terrifies you? Read more...
More mucking mux to be altered at will.Read more...
Orzo has arrived. So we rolled up to some teeny town somewhere in Maryland this weekend and picked up this creature from the farm.

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Let's try this again. My first scheduled day of jury duty was partially borked by the CTA mess and then cut short when the civil case for which I was supposed to serve was settled out of court. I am scheduled to report again tomorrow.
TODAY! The Tyra Show taping we saw live in person is airing today. Topic is "Beauty Tips from Around the World". If you live on somewhere it hasn't shown yet, could you possibly TiVo/tape it for me?Read more...
Making veggie stock - questions inside Inspired by Mudpuppie.
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I want some scorpion vodka I'm pretty sure jonmc would like some too.
I'M PISSED. JOIN ME INSIDERead more...
Is it 5 o'clock yet?
Wolves by The Accidental. I really love this song.
Self link dump! We haven't done one of these in awhile- bring out all your self links!
Help Me Pick Pix So I'm one of the participants in DITLOA - day in the life of Asheville photography project. It was this past weekend and fun but now I have toRead more...
Defending the Indefensible/Rock Poll Read more...
Ok, body, I have three issues with you! 1. Fingernails and cuticles--why do you go through these periods of being cracked and bleeding, and why don't you tell me when it's going to happen so I can try to apply something to stave off the process? Not that you respond to any of the things I apply to you anyway. But seriously, wtf? My diet is good, the weather is much less dry now, and all of a sudden out of nowhere you just start cracking up again, with hangnails galore? What? What did I do? What can I do that will make you love me again?Read more...
Sonnetize The local bookstore is hosting a Shakespeare Sonnet Read Wednesday night (it's the Bard's birthday and it's also National Poetry Month). What sonnet would you pick to read?
A small update: there's a poll in the bottom right hand corner too. (Any and all feedback would be much appreciated. Thanks!)
Monday is the new Sunday! Read more...
Paging Specklet: I found a tiny owl.
My boss accidentally forwarded me a gmail chat her: i'm going to see grace now... JOY
other boss: lucky youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuRead more...
update to my Lebowski question I never found the shirt that I was looking for. Instead, we gave him a gym bag filled with men's white underwear and white russian ingredients.Read more...
have saree, will marry - UPDATE! My friend with the sarees (mentioned here and here) and I had a miscommunication, and she visited last weekend. Read more...

20 April 2008

Piano Girl I've bought a secondhand piano and it'll be delivered tomorrow. Yay!!! But I have a request... Read more...
Soupy Sunday I knew I wasn't going to get much accomplished today, but I decided at the very least I needed to use up some of the tasty produce I had to make some soup.Read more...
Does anybody know a truly accurate way to identify a font? I've cut and uploaded a sample of it, hopefully redacted enough!
Holy cow, I can't believe this album is ten years old already.
I found my first grey hair today. I pulled it out by accident while trying to take a picture of it. Oops. I'm not alarmed, although I am 24 so it seems a little early for this.
Hymns to Immaturity. Read more...
Upcoming Photo Friday themes have been updated! Feel free to add your new suggestions to the wiki or list them here!
Strange, brilliant and ridiculous... Man, I liked me some Southland Tales.Read more...
OMG Freeloader under my roof! So yesterday I planted 144 annuals in my flower bed. Standing back to admire my handiwork, I realized I was not alone. [see inside for more]
Does Fortune Favor the Bold, Does Fate Laud the Fearless ?
So have any of y'all tried Rifftrax yet? Is is funny? Read more...
Would somebody please make these for me right now? Or, if you could get to them earlier, that would be cool, too. via the mefi cookie thread
post by: taz at: 04:53 | 4 comments
Fashion Blogs - In Norway they have the delish stylebytes.net, while in Sweden we're stuck with some crap called blondinbella. What's your favorite fashion inspiration blog?
dabitch: Read more...

19 April 2008

Happy Birthday, TPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's Saturday night, so here's some rockin' music from The Cramps:

Goo-Goo Muck
What's Inside A Girl?
Bikini Girls With Machine Guns (music vid)
Can Your Pussy Do The Dog?
You Got Good Taste (music vid)
OMFG - I *actually* got the damn thing to work Ok, it is now 9.54 am. I got the laptop and wireless router at 2pm yesterday. I was up until 4am. Been up for a few hours now. But I finally FINALLY got the printer to print wirelessly.

There was one stupid fucking check-box that I needed to click that the instructions didn't mention.

ONE CHECKBOX.

*not so quietly fumes to self*
FAE -- fetal alcohol effect Does anyone have any experience with kids with fetal alcohol problems? Read more...
I guess that this would be, like, a bunny request because bunnies are the thing at MeCha and ponies are the thing at MeTa and this is a feature request sort of deal but bunny request sounds weird so I'm going to stick with pony request after all.Read more...
So, who is it? Who's the final cylon?Read more...
New York State Legislators Propose Foreclosure Moratorium which is something that hasn't been seen in this country since the Thirties and Forties.
Earth Day Read more...
Clever, amusing, kind of adorable. Lauren Thompson choreographs an in-synch dance performance with her four-year-old self caught on video. [youtube] Read more...
post by: taz at: 09:58 | 8 comments
Bunny talk in case you missed it.
Ask MeCha. I'm going to a "Death by Chocolate" party tonight. I think it's a chocolaty mystery party. From the invite, "Detective/criminal/victim/chocolatey fancy dress would be stunning. If disguises elude you then come as stylishly dressed as Poirot." Suggestions? I have a tuxedo, which is my backup plan.
An earthquake woke me up last night. I'll admit - at first I thought it was the people upstairs making noise but then realized that the building was shaking. I just sat in bed and waited for the aftershocks to stop so I could go to sleep. The BF slept through the whole thing.Read more...

18 April 2008

Just a little bluegrass. The Del McCoury Band do a version of 1952 Vincent Black Lightning in Nashville at the Ryman.
I Need Pictorial Representation of Frustration.... Read more...
mullacc and kkokkodalk are getting married! Come into #bunnies to bless the happy couple!
FRIDAY!!! Oh, I'm so glad it's here. Here I am, at Panera bread, having a fun time on FFAF on ONTD, eating the last bit of my salad and soup. What are you up to?
Wont somebody think of the independent record stores? April 19, 2008 is Record Store Day - a day to celebrate the unique cultural resources that are independent record stores. Sadly, many of them seem to be disappearing. (Even the increasingly-clueless New York Times noticed.)Read more...
Alllo? Hey Metachatzens!

During MeFi's downtime today (Read: interruption of my very important and hard-earned procrastination time), it occurred to me that I'd signed up to metachat ages ago, but had never contributed (ridiculous, I know). I'm planning to change this. Read more...
So I thought this fanart was maybe worth sharing with any other Pratchett-philes (I seem to recall there are a few around).
Logjammin' (NSFW) These men are showing a blatant disregard for workplace safety. Read more...
Ask MeCha: (UK version) Is anyone else having problems viewing embedded media on the BBC News website?Read more...
He is moving like a tremendous machine. The single greatest athletic performance of the 20th century.
I'm at that point in the day Read more...
The guys from "How I Met Your Mother" singing "Confrontation" from Les Mis. I am crying with mirth over here.
Proverty and other stressors shorten your lifespan (Another one for the "well, duh!" files.)
The JesusZilla Tacky 4Life! Awards thread! Read more...
Cue the Wailing and Gnashing of Teeth! Read more...
The mothership is down. Withdrawal support group thread.
A case of mistaken identity. Remember this from my request for hugs and whuffles on Monday?Read more...
BUMP My makeup samples arrived today! Yay!
Oh, poop. Grandbun visit got delayed till Sunday. That is all.
Quick Ask Mecha, for UK eyes only: How to format the date on a desk calendar?Read more...
This is a head-smacking thread , or, GIVE ME BACK MY HAAAAAAND!Read more...
THIS. This is almost precisely why I've been reluctant to jump on the Obama wagon.Read more...
Sunglass Management 101 What do you do with your shades when you're walking along and get into the subway or a non-sunny stretch of area?Read more...
What do we need on a Friday? A great rock song, that's what. Play it loud people.
Boston meetup? Read more...
I just got off the phone with my brother in Missouri, and my grandfather may be dying. Read more...
I saw Stephen Colbert last night and it was AWESOME! Read more...
MeСha Russophones: How do I complement someone's dumpling-making skills? Read more...
Our new sidebar art is brought to you by mmahaffie (top left), the lovely matildaben (middle left), eekacat & silver (bottom left), and Marxchivist, (right). The theme is obviously... Read more...
Art & Price Tags: A study in magical thinking?Read more...
Flaky Photo Friday Read more...
Longest cigarette break evah And here's the video. Not much point in having security cameras if there's not actually anyone looking at them, surely?
so much silliness. SO MUCH SILLINESS. What would you do with five pounds of Silly Putty?
There's a horrible smell outside. Read more...

17 April 2008

Holy F'n SH-word. This has been a long, long, long week. One of the longest I can ever remember. Every single day this week I have woken up and groaned then said "at least it's Friday." That's four strikeouts! THIS SHIT ENDS TOMORROW!!Read more...
Close Encounters of the LinkedIn Kind Read more...
So.... the tornado siren is going off... Read more...
Today, at the corner store near my job, I found these in a small counter display featuring some other flavors (the last one is an admirable attempt at multiculturalism, I must say). This is fucked up on so many levels.Read more...
Brooklyn Experiencing A Wave Of Copper Thefts Thieves broke into at least five metal companies and construction sites in Greenpoint and Williamsburg last week the latest in a wave of copper thefts throughout Brooklyn that is directly attributed to the once-cheap electrical conductors soaring prices on the international metals market.
Ab muscles: horizontal ridges . . . I saw this old-time bodybuilder in a film from the early 1900s and he had these abs with incredible horizontal ridges. What exercises create those? I don't think I've seen them that pronounced before.
Whoa. Please to have some whuffles? I'm the senior-most administrative employee at work today. Read more...
Help firefox update has gone all poops: It updated and now it won't open. Help? halp? hep?
Quick Help! Dating advice Ok, so I am going on a 2nd date tonight with a guy I like, and he picked a restaurant where there are not a lot of vegetarian options.
I don't know what to say! I like that he picked a time and place, and I don't want to be too picky or pushy early on. Especially because on the first date, I nixed a bar he chose because it was going to be smoky.

What to I write back? Suck it up? Say no thanks and offer another option? Tell him to pick somewhere else?
Apparently I'm dirty and in need of some scrubbing! Read more...
This is a talk-yourself-into-it post: Read more...
3-point Thursday update Read more...
Tree trimming question: I need to prune off a limb, almost as thick as the trunk, from my formerly-neglected and now needy ficus bansai. Is there something with which I should cover and protect the resulting barkless, exposed "knot" ?
Hello. I shall inform you in advance that this is a music related post. Read more...
This is one of the sweetest, cleverest, most-loved and all around finest animated films ever made, with a beautiful simple expressive drawing style and an equally charming soundtrack.

This is a noisy ugly god-damned travesty even worse than I had feared and I thought I'd feared the worst, but no-o-o-o-o. I didn't forsee it would be entirely done by a studio of full of brain-damaged monkeys with a pirated copy of Poser, a sack of "phat beats" and an inexplicable grudge against everything decent in life. No, I would not have predicted that. Pfj! Hipp hopp my ass.
Another mini-girl Mecha Yep, it's got girlie bits. There's a big arrow on the pic I have pointing at the labia (although the ultrasound tech has labeled the pic "girl parts". Hee.)
Your Thursday morning mellow: "Islands in the Stream"
/Constantines + Feist
Help requested from any map geeks. I've re-created a couple of historical maps (don't ask me why) and would like to hear any suggestions or criticisms from those more knowledgeable about map-making than me.Read more...
Ballard Landscapes: two albums of ambient music inspired by the fiction of J.G. Ballard. You can stream them or download them for free (album one, album two) and read an interview with the artist. Read more...
Question for the Gentlemen: When you were a little boy, did you pull the wings off flies?Read more...
In honour of this excellent askme thread, let's hear the stories you like to tell over and over again!Read more...
Sweeney Scissorhands, the Demon Gardener of Fleet Street. I had to share. My good friend made this, on a discussion of Sweeney's hairstyle similarities with Edward. Hehe!
This is the saddest thing I've read in awhile. I don't know, whenever kids are involved, it always gets to you. And this time, they were on their way to school, to give their last exam, before the summer holidays would've begun, and they could've started to enjoy themselves. Fuck.

16 April 2008

For sale: Ferris wheel. Auction winner must pay shipping.
Toes In, or Out? Spring and summer casual shoes. Is your favorite choice sneakers, sandals, flip-flops, clogs, or something else?Read more...
er, 900 net per month? huh. That's $1,435, U.S. (net), and all you have to do is PR, marketing, writing, editing, research, grant writing, web site maintenance, and office administration work (eg secretarial, I suppose). Read more...
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Yep. When I'm tailgating at a Bears game, I loves me some poached pear.
Irksome Rotary Callers Come chat in IRC! You know, if you actually like to uh, chat. In IRC.
Doctor appointment update: it did not go as expected.Read more...
Nobody touched any of my man places today at work. However, two blondes with Swedish accents did ask me where the 'Sexuality books,' were. It could have been a real 'Dear Penthouse Forum, I never thought something like this could happen to me..' moment, but it wasn't because I am pure of heart.
Nutshell It Our home computer is in the shop and might be ready to come home Friday. Please summarize the week so far so I can read it here at work.
WOOOT!!! I JUST GOT A SUPERB! Read more...
More MeCha Mega Mux! Inspired by taz and ethylene's muxtapes from this morning, I finally posted one myself. That's kinda fun!Read more...
Microsoft destroys Springsteen's Dancing In The Dark vid As part of some hideous internal promotion of Vista SP1.
Polcarstva is a beautifully executed interactive fairytale (the title is Russian for "half a kingdom").
Winter Storm Warning WTF? Don't they know it's SPRING? And officially too even. GRRRRRRRR The snow has started already within the last hour, but it's acting all cute and light and pretty. We'll be overwhelmed before we know it. Bastards.
Dear singletons - what's your monthly food budget? Almost posted this to AskMe, but since it's chatfilter might as well go whole hog with it!Read more...
Homemade Mayo/Mustard Salad Dressing? Can salad dressing be made from mayo (or, in my case, grapeseed oil "Vegenaise"--great stuff!), mustard, salt and pepper? How? Add Olive oil? How much? Do you make your own salad dressing? What's good?
Another MeCha Dream. . . . I was going to go surfing, Read more...
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Is your sleeve-rolling technique unstoppable? plz share, ok thx.Read more...
Shake it out, shake it out... I just had my phone interview for an assistant professor position. I have no idea how it went. I think it went OK, but it was very short (5 people on the other line, each asked one quite in-depth question then I asked questions). Read more...
The four food groups according to me. Read more...
THIS IS A SHOUTING ABOUT WORK THREAD Read more...
Keeping fingers crossed. Read more...
AGH I'M SCURRED! I'm having my first medical checkup in like 17 years today! And I'm a little nervous! PLZ ADVISE!Read more...
What happens when they total your car? Read more...
New creature for the chewie household! We are headed to VA and MD this weekend for two purposes: 1. partying w/ friends we haven't seen in over 2 years, and 2. picking up our new 8 week old yellow lab pup!!Read more...
Bollywood on motorbikes - everyone is loving this ad so I thought I'd share. It's pretty ossom.
AskMecha: Bangs or no bangs? I've been longing for bangs for a while now, but dare I do the cut? I have thin hair and live in a windy city where the perfect bangs can just get blown away to rubbish whisps that stick right up (which is why I grew them out in the first place). Hmm.
I made a muxtape in honor of my back neighbor finally taking her laundry down! after seven days. So here are some ploffy tunes to bubble and agitate to.
The kitten of almost unimaginable cuteness! OMG! (Some small NSFW images elsewhere on page.)

15 April 2008

HumiliatingBathroomMomentFilter Read more...
My car was broken into last night. Bastards. Now I have an automotive question.Read more...
Remember a few days ago, I mentioned the ass-slapper. It keeps getting better.Read more...
Hillary Clinton and Post-Feminism I don't particularly want to talk about the article, but rather...Read more...
Little known fact: The pope is a fan of the mosh pit.
A hidden gem in the local housing market! Comes pre-decorated and everything.Read more...
I just realized: Thanks to this guy, that one of my favorite bubblegum pop diddies really isn't so bubblegum after all.
So, whaddaya hear? Read more...
Air Bear SLYT, baldfacedly stolen from vronsky, here.Read more...
Post-Tax Melancholy Radio: 8PM PST (0100 GMT): This eve, from my Hollywood bungalow, I shall spin a fine array of soothing aural balms to ease the tax-frayed nerves of our American listenership (and any sympathizers abroad who care to tune in as well).Read more...
I could use a few whuffles of my own Read more...
Specklet in NYC bump! Read more...
The passage of time is inconceivable... About two years ago, I had much trouble conceiving and understanding the amount of time I had been alive. 34 years! I was "around in the 1970s. Holy crap. That feels so long ago. Where did the time go? Why do I remember so little? My parents look old! How did that happen?" I found the feeling slightly uncomfortable. Read more...
Kitten update A few more grainy vids here.

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There is a story I could tell. Which would involve me looking at the right-hand-bar of metafilter.com and realising that however witty I believe my last comment was, I'll never get anything marked with 60 favourites. God damn you Miko. God damn you and your excellent answers.
/me sobs.
A subtle sign of our troubled economy Read more...
Early birthday present! I had a lovely day yesterday.Read more...
"How much mandolin on this album? If 'Losing My Religion' is 10, where are we?"

Stephen Colbert interviews R.E.M. (The new album rocks, BTW)
"Looking back on the experience now , with a peculiarly melancholic kind of bewilderment, he recognizes that he walked onto an elevator one night, with his life in one kind of shape, and emerged from it with his life in another."
The Counterfactual Crystal Ball. If you could know what WOULD have happened if the past had gone differently, what three things would you ask?
How to get a free US iTunes account Non-Americans can't get an American iTunes store account without a valid American bank account, which is really annoying.Read more...
"Could not connect to JRun Server" dangnammit we got the jruns again.

14 April 2008

Every text a poem I just realized that's much of why I love texting. Read more...
Radio "What the hell am I still doing up?" radio. My top rated on shuffle.
To continue 'court day' on MeCha: I'm reporting for jury duty tomorrow morning in US District Court. I've never been on jury duty before. Anyone have jury duty stories to share?
Recommend me some good books of short-stories? Literature, fantasy, SF, horror, other genres... whatever. I'm just too much of a screw-up lately to finish novels. Tks.
Do you like things that are interesting? Then here! Here is an article about elevators! It contains everything! Suspense! Psychology! History! Technology! Proxemics!
Happy bday heeraldo & middleclasstool !
Twinkie hates the dust buster Today, when I attempted to dustbust two pillows on the couch, she ATTACKED it, teeth and all. If I can figure out how to record and get this up on YouTube, I will.
Ask Mecha: You've just been given 20,000 Alaska Airlines miles by your employer. Where do you go?Read more...
Jon Stewart Interviews President Bush -- (as portrayed by Will Ferrell).
Another heart-wrenching moment in parenting. Long rambling inside. Read more...
I'm in a glass case of confusion! Which house should I buy? Read more...
Teenage song For all the parents in the house.
Ask Mecha: What's for lunch? Or breakfast, or dinner, or whatever. Because I like hearing about food.
Ask MeCha: advice in talking to the defendant's attorney.Read more...
I got a job interview! Yay! And now I'm incredibly nervous. Any advice?
What are you looking forward to this week? Read more...
Please send good energy my way: Read more...
I got an email from an aunt with some geneology info.Read more...
Sony Foam city advert now live if y'all fancy a peek. It's kinda dreamy.
Cat plays theremin , confuses other cat.

13 April 2008

If you like American music.... you should watch this movie.Read more...
Very Early Concert News. Me & Pips just bought tickets to see my beloved Bottle Rockets at the Mercury Lounge on Houston Street for their June 7th show. All NYC MeChazens with good taste in music should attend.
reccomend me some anime Read more...
Synchronicity is a wonderful thing! On Friday we had tornado watch weather complete with strong gusting winds. It twisted up the old (30 or 40 years?) television aerial that sat atop the 60 foot tower at the side of the house. Read more...
So, yes, I finished The time I got sucked massively - I was hoping for between 4 and 4.5 hours, but I found it much, much tougher than my practice runs, even though I was running between 18 and 23 miles on those, so it should have been relatively okay. Read more...
A lot of work went into this. Read more...
When life hands you lemons... I am stuck inside on a beautiful day because I have to write a research paper. Read more...
Puppy update #2: The Exhaustening. So... The first days that my husband has been home with mr. puppy here were yesterday and today. Yesterday doesn't count, Read more...
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Hey, fellow eMusic subscribers. What have you grabbed from the site that's particularly rocked your world lately?Read more...
Small castle for sale, only 670,848.29 USD - seriously cute, but I bet it's drafty. click bilder for pictures.
i found an awesome, funny blog via a deleted mefi post! Not to say that it should have necessarily been on MeFi, but it's a pretty cute blog.
Help with cupcake delivery in Melbourne, please? Read more...

12 April 2008

OMG, BIG HOUSE! for about the same price as OMG, tiny house!Read more...
Today at work, after a pleasant transaction where I was very helpful, a male customer slapped me on the ass by way of a thank you. By the time that registered on me he was out the door. Had I a quicker wit, I would've said 'Did we just win the Super Bowl? No? Then don't do that.'
Doogies. There are no words.

But there are, sadly, lots and lots of doogies.

But at least they're not dog-in-a-shell. I know they're only ornaments, but they actually look embarrassed.
Spell with Flickr Ransom notes for the 21st century.
Belly Of Death a) This is not Basil, this is Rosemary. So sue me. They are almost identical and it's difficult to distinguish them when they are not together.Read more...
Appropos of this thread on MeFi: it takes a while for trends to work their way down here to Houston, TX. But I can report that today I saw a guy at the Downtown YMCARead more...
Smokers: do you have any recommendations for "smokeless ashtrays"? Read more...
Ask Mecha: Which wiki? Free, private, WYSIWYG, multiple users. Any suggestions?Read more...
Some kudos for TheDonF. Read more...
In honor of my neighbor's laundry, and neglected laundry everywhere, here's a very nice song for youse.
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MusicFilter: The Crazy Rockers were a 60's rock & roll group from The Hague featuring members of Indonesian and Surinamese origin. These cats are go!Read more...
Which word makes your skin crawl? Read more...

11 April 2008

Cranky "why" questions post -- Go! I'll start -- WHY do drivers turning left cut the corner into my lane, such that I have to slow to avoid the front left corner of their car?!
BP Radio: Pollenated edition. *achoo*
Starting at 11 PM Eastern (about 20 minutes from now)
Did anyone ever figure out who Eggagog was?Read more...
How great are our block parties? So great you can see them from SPACE!
a rave about mineral powder foundation [Disclaimer: girl-talk inside] Read more...
Podecast! I thought I'd re-run a set I broadcast a few months ago while I'm cleaning the apartment. Join me, why don't you? Starting 1645 ET/1345 PT/2045 GMT
omg kittehs My hubs INSISTS that his masterful photography of our new kittens merits a new post. Name suggestions solicited.Read more...
Why can't Mommy Text? Read more...
A post in which Specklet makes an announcement, and requests not one but TWO meet-ups.Read more...
OMG Bionic Bunny! Is this a repost? I hope not. But it probably is. *sigh*
three point update, y'all. Read more...
Radio b - The Dance of the Marzipan Pigs It's a very Spring-y sort of day here in Seattle. Since I know so many of you like that type of thing, I thought I'd play some music (which may or may not be Spring-y itself). Coming up at 11 AM PST / 2 PM EST / 1800 GMT.
Another round of MP3 Player Shuffle-a-gogo anyone? The first 10 songs from the music delivery device of your choice on shuffle.Read more...
WTF IHOP?! Horton hears me spew.
Metafilter down? Is it just me or is Metafilter completely down?
Happy birthday to me3dia!!
Props to the dead-tree newspaper. Recently, I started subscribing to my local daily...Read more...
Photo Friday: Photos or Scans of Your Artwork
I'm leaving on a jet plane... Read more...
When was the last time you put your foot down? Read more...
Mission 2007 Taxes: accomplished So what else should I do on this beautiful day off I have? Read more...
Friday Shredding Read more...
kitten update! We are picking up 2 six week old grey tabby siblings, a boy and a girl, tonight.Read more...
puppy update: the first 24 hours. Read more...
On the one hand.. I got told that they don't want to give me 4 days a week instead of 3.Read more...
I need help finding last minute lebowksi themed gift A friend is having a bowling party on the 19th.

I thought that I saw, in the last month, somewhere, maybe mefi, a t shirt with an abstract kind of splotchy, weird Walter Sobchak face. I kind of remember black, brown, yellow, maybe red and some words. It may have been hand made. Did I dream this? Read more...
Faces in Places: more pareidolia... From a comment by phire, here. I missed the original post she references, so I'm very happy to have noticed her comment, because I love this site. Read more...
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I'M NOT CRAZY!! Read more...

10 April 2008

The Office Filter I'm afraid that some network is really going to make MILF Island. Read more...
Hooray for Hollywood! Read more...
Radio Mecha - Music Box It'sa me, on the Radio Mecha, playing some African music. Lots of Afrobeat, but some other stuff as well. Please listen, if you're so inclined.
post by: box at: 19:58 | 9 comments
Question about sharing music from CDs Read more...
This morning I asked my hair dresser to cut off the damaged hair. Now I have very little hair and look very butch.Read more...
Теперь Read more...
Felted wool sculptures by Stephanie Metz. I'm impressed (also: Bunny! OMG!). Warning: some of these are quite bizarre.
WTF? I just checked my bank account online.... ... and apparently the Canadian Government has just given me 1,172.00 bucks.

I thought I OWED taxes this year. My jaw is still on the floor. Read more...
AskMeCha: Quickie Dreamweaver/IIS question, I hope.Read more...
Are there chores that make you feel virtuous? Read more...
Want to see a woman win $1,000,000 on The Price Is Right? The best part is that she has no clue when she gets up on-stage that she'll have the chance to win so much money. I like how the host just casually springs it on her at the last second.
Your moment in Internet history? What are your greatest moments in Internet history? Not necessarily things you had a part in, but something you can look back to and say, "I was there".
Bunnystock 3 Bump. Does Atlanta from August 30 to September 6 work for enough people?Read more...
Wired blog post about the future of public transit in Los Angeles I know that we have at least a few LA people here. What do you think of this article? Is there any future for public transit in Southern California?
This disturbs me a lot. . . I am a Reagan era survivor, and I can say that Reagan drove up the National Debt at a rate that only the present occupant has exceeded. Read more...
Man in Skirt Urged to Change His Wardrobe Follow up to this. There's a video, too. All panties are blurred out, though.
Finally at the age of 50, I remembered my high school locker number, 56 to be exact. It was a dream, of course, I don't do the naked in a classroom thing, just unable to find my locker. Then it morphed into dealing with an infestation of pamploos, tiny tribble-like creatures with 8 legs and eyes. Any other notable dreams lately?
Property rage Looks increasingly like the buyer for our house has pulled out at the 11th hour (literally, we were going for a one week period between exchange and completion, and had originally floated tomorrow as a completion date).
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three point status update I am picking up my first gee-tar today and posted a question about it on askme.Read more...
Rickrolling the Mets. Man, I love the web.
Calvin and Hobbes, from today's paper: Read more...
Elizabeth Edwards I love her. She's really awesome. Just saw her on TV talking about health care. Read more...
Are there any fellowship directories out there? I found a couple of fellowships that are interesting - Pop!Tech and YouthActionNet. I've also heard of Ashoka, Echoing Green, and Sauve Scholars.

Is there a directory of fellowship-type things along those lines - not very academic, but meant to support learning for social good? My GoogleFu isn't helping.

09 April 2008

I love the Internet. So this morning I posted this to my blog -- a record cover. An hour later, I got an email from the artist who created the cover. He told me he was 19 when he drew the cover illustration, and he has gone on to be a successful and busy artist. He included a link to his Web page, and his work is great. I particularly like this one and this one.
Intarweb Clich Mixing (scroll down down down) I saw a pic used by a Fark Photoshop Contest that reminded me of our Beloved Giant Pink Bunny on the Hill.
Overzealous mods, ahead! On TWOP, I asked the mod of a forum a question. The response? I was banned.Read more...
A confrontation between the two sides escalated to a physical violence, when a San Francisco man named Kevin Johnson, 48, walked into a crowd of torch supporters and began yelling, "Communists!"...

"I know it sounds racist, but if they want the Olympics in China they should go back to China," he said. Read more...
I never said I had good taste in music. Read more...
London Bunnies: Where to eat lunch tomorrow (10 April) near Holborn/Kings Cross? Read more...
What time do you get up in the morning? A friend of mine was surprised to hear that I wake up at 6AM on weekdays. Read more...
Is it too late to start asking about Bunnystock III? Or at least a name for it?Read more...
"I loathe and detest everything they stand for and look like. They are obnoxious, obscene, and disgusting."

Part one of an essay on The Sex Pistols, and the question of "What's decent?" in a free society. (Article also includes a YouTube clip of the Pistols' infamous appearance on the Today show with Bill Grundy in 1976)
Has anyone got some time to spare? Thanks!
Death Note [poss. spoilers] Okay, so I just finished Death Note. Without spoiling the end for anyone, who else was disappointed by the way things turned out? Who else wanted things to go the opposite way? What does this mean about my (and your?) values and ideas about society?

08 April 2008

Hooray for Flickr Video! Now you all have to watch videos of my adorable cats.
Would anyone in possession of two pieces of string please report to your local constabulary. Goon Show radio, courtesy of louche moustachio's much better MeFi post.
For danf....Because you asked! Read more...
Show me your next purchase on Amazon Read more...
Why does my mother ask me really simple questions she could answer herself? Read more...
A DeLorean for 13,000? Jeez, if I ever get a job again, maybe I can get one for myself.Read more...
Happy birthday King of Prontopia
Bunny! OMG! Naughty bun!
Help! TAxes (sic): Dammit, dammit, sonofabitch... what is my total "basis in traditional IRAs" ? Read more...
Minor grumbling inside. Read more...
Ragu Sledding Yay! - Earworm approaching! Brace for impact!
If you haven't, you should add your birthday to the Mecha Birthday List on the Mecha Wiki.Read more...
Placenta drink for beauty. Now with less placenta stench!Read more...
The Museum of Broken Relationships The MeFi thread I linked to gave me a great idea for a thread to start here. What objects do you have sitting around that are artifacts of past relationships, and what poignant, sweet, insightful or funny stories can you tell us about them? Of course you know I have a couple of stories at the ready....Read more...
WTF Chlorine? I've been taking a swim class at a different pool...Read more...
Physical ailment thread. Read more...
A dual seated car, three people, one bus stop! Read more...

07 April 2008

The theremin enters the 21st century. Strangely fascinating and unintentionally hilarious, all in one go. (Bonus: helps middle-aged men in sunglasses bone up on their high-five skills!)
Life After People I'm watching this History Channel program, and I think it's really good. That's all.
post by: box at: 20:27 | 7 comments
One thing I love about where I live right now is the local Police Blotter: GRAND THEFT AVOCADO. (I would play THAT game...)
Stanley Cup filter It's time for the playoffs. How did your team(s) do? How do you think things will shake out? Read more...
What is "building approval"? Specifically, how might it differ from design approval and construction approval?
Radio Free JanetLand. Nobody's signed up, but I'm still too busy to put together a new set, but what the hey, I'll replay my very first set from a couple months ago. Starting in just a couple minutes and going for just over an hour.
ImprovEverywhere Filter. . . Notable because this is where I grew up and played ball as a kidRead more...
If you were to start a blog, where would you do it? Read more...
Does anyone here speak Russian? Read more...
Write about your Monday in haiku form
It's Raining McCain Be sure to get to 1:45, where the McCains start raining.Read more...
Flamus Interruptus; Or, Where The Hell Did That Meteorite Come From? In which I mutter darkly about matters trivial and Internetty.Read more...
Yosemite Wedding Report! (But not my wedding.) (A lot...)Read more...

06 April 2008

I'm a little disappointed (or, saree, I didn't get to see you) My friend who I mentioned here didn't call me today as we'd planned. I figure they'd overbooked their weekend and had to rush to get to the airport.Read more...
The MeCha dating service strikes again. So, um, yeah, it's official.Read more...
So, didya file yet? Well didya? Read more...
Auntie Swan's good news Last December I put in about 6 hours of editing/rewriting work on my niece, um, "Clemintine Swan's", four teacher's college applications. Read more...
Morgan Spurlock ...is awesome.Read more...
It's too late to tell the judge Read more...
Apartment Hunting: Is there an apartment-searching equiv. to indeed.com?
Fantasy baseball question #3: How can a player be credited for an RBI or a run if he had no hits, wasn't walked, and wasn't hit by a pitch? This is counter-intuitive to me. Thank you.
Synchronised Kittens. Needs music though.
Hillary Clinton Rally, Eugene, April 5, 2008. . . I took about a hundred. . these made the cut.
Absolut Alternative History. This strangemaps post made me wonder. "The US annexation of Texas in 1845 prompted the Mexican-American War (1846-1848), after which Mexico was forced to cede 525,000 square miles of territory (42% of its pre-war territory, 12% of the USs current territory). Mexico didnt have much choice: a US army occupied Mexico City, and the alternative was total annexation."

What would America and American politics look like if we had annexed Mexico? Read more...
Brasscheck TV: "How the Markets Work." (video) I have no idea what the context for this series is -- my dad just sent me the link -- but it's very funny. Read more...
AskMeCha: can someone like me get a job working with kids? One that pays enough to pay the billz?Read more...
Yes, I know language evolves, but I wish I didn't know what BOGO means. Read more...
Serioiusly? Mind altering. Like, "post-orgasmic no longer functioning" good. Oh my god. Find this chocolate. Then consume it with bourbon. Preferably after consuming a rare steak and broccoli rabe and potatoes and a really nice shiraz.Read more...

05 April 2008

What is your earliest Childhood memory? Read more...
Radio Mecha - Music Box: Solesides/Quannum Just for yuks, I'm going to get on the Radio Mecha for a little bit. Hip-hop, all of it featuring people associated with the Solesides/Quannum crew. Please listen, if you're so inclined.
post by: box at: 20:33 | 3 comments
Using a hedgehog as a weapon? Awful! Throw the book at him! (Books can be used as weapons too!)
paging amber................. where the hell is amberglow ????
Niagara A 1953 film noir starring Marilyn Monroe as the bad guy girl! We watched this today, and it's awesome.Read more...
Another Middle Aged Moment. Read more...
I swear I'm not drunk but ... Read more...
This is by far the best result I've ever gotten using the MeFi MarkovFilter thingy: Read more...
Great illustration website If you like old comics, pulp magazines and old school illustrators, this may be the greatest website ever.
A mixtape for your Saturday featuring noise and beats.Read more...
New shoes! Read more...
Reverend and the makers. Three videos [1] [2] [3].
My favorite time of the year: Tax Time! I just filed my taxes online. The whole process took maybe 2 minutes, and I'm getting USD$2500 back. Sometimes I really like living in Chile.

04 April 2008

Self Image ...as presented by Creature Comforts.
MeCha Radio: Question - anyone interested in an impromptu 80's set (including a bunch of rockabilly in the middle)? I could start in about 15 min, as there's no one scheduled.
Mediocre/Bad Movies redeemed by one moment of brilliance. This gag justified the 'meh' movie it was in all by itself. Know any others?
What are you doing this weekend?
I laughed The picture is awesome.
Best laid vacation plans... Now ATA's gone belly up. Read more...
Dear Spinach, you are a dirty, dirty vegetable. Read more...
AskMecha: We received a small box of chocolate truffles through the post, with no return address or identifiable markings. Should we eat them?
Help! What artists am I like? I recently released a free album and book (Mefi), and I'd like to put up a last.fm artist page. It would be helpful to know, objectively, other bands I should link this album with.
Radio b - The Fiendish Curse of Doofus the Wonder Bunny Two hours of intermediate listening (not easy, not difficult), beginning at 11 AM PST / 2 PM EST / 1800 GMT.

No bunnies were harmed in the making of this show, although it may sound otherwise at times.
What's the strangest place you've ever seen a rock show? I just found out that there's going to be a totally fun-sounding punk show today...Read more...
I suspect my classmates don't understand the scientific method. Many of them continually assume that because a paper ends with suggestions for further study, that this particular study is worthless because it didn't end the debate. Read more...
What's the deal with Turkish soap operas and YouTube? Does anyone know why stuff like this is consistently on the "most viewed" page of YouTube? OK, so the population of Turkey is 70 million, but why is YouTube so popular there?
The Last Year of Martin Luther King's Life This American RadioWorks documentary is fantastic. Very, very interesting listening - I learned a lot.
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Do you recognize this girl? Read more...
Foto Friday: Feets! It's Friday here, anyway.
New Music Time! He goes by the name Bon Iver, and he's a folksy sort of guy... The album is streamable from Virb (he's being featured pretty heavily on there). The name is also clever -- it's "Good Writer" in French, except it's intentionally spelled incorrectly.

03 April 2008

Radio Mecha Demographic Survey One thing that would be helpful, as a broadcaster, is knowing when people are likely to listen. I used to do a lot of late night (for me - early AM for Europeans, I think) shows, but I stopped because no one was listening. You folks who are interested in listening - when are you likely to do so? Read more...
MeCha Radio: Radio_Replica. The Shadow radio plays. One hour of the man who wasn't there.
Starting 9pm PST, April.03.08
Tomorrow's Photo Friday theme is..!
Radio Mecha - Music Box : Covers It'sa me, on the Radio Mecha, playing an hour or two of cover songs. Maybe I'll slip the occasional parody or response song or reinterpretation or something in there. Please listen, if you're so inclined.
My mentor just died and I am sad. So here's his short film "The Man Who Couldn't Open Doors" to share what made him so brilliant. also, I kinda need a hug, can I steal some whuffles?Read more...
As I Expected. . . . I am working a Hillary event Saturday.Read more...
Putting on a metachat show in the fall. Like in a space like a gallery show. Maybe looking for a place in June. Interested?Read more...
I know what I want to be when I grow up! Read more...
Three Yosemite queries of a rather specific nature I'm going to a wedding in Yosemite this weekend (whoo, back from Latvia for eight whole days!) and I was wondering:Read more...
How do you stay motivated in the face of constant rejection? I remember someone telling me five years ago that becoming a successful academic is persevering in the face of constant rejection. And to some extent I've become waay more thick skinned than when I started as a grad student 5 years ago. Read more...
I have ants in my pants. You? Read more...
Kitties and puppies and bunnies! Oh my! A small history of portraits of pets in clothing. More about Harry Whittier Frees from cakeyvoice.
snow. It's snowing in Iowa. Read more...
Dear MeCha philosophy types, plz help fix my st00pid, thx! Read more...
Do you need some kind of license to run a boarding house? Read more...
Right-wing Britons still more left-wing than left-wing Amerians (not on everything, but on the whole...) Not really surprising, to me anyway, but I really like polls and data and suchlike (summary graph half-way down the article, full results here (last link is a pdf)
Name two things that give you hope. note: mine are full of politics but yours don't have to be!Read more...
Baby polar bears! And their mummy! OMG! Some NSFW images (not of polar bears) elsewhere on page.
Music quiz: Think of a band who took their name from the song titles or lyrics of another band.Read more...
Stolen from robocop is bleeding If you were a genie, how literal would you be when granting wishes?
Fill in the blank: a mediocre album by _________ is better than most bands' best albums.
What is one thing you admire about each of your parents?
Blatant self-link: Tomorrow, April 4th, will mark 40 years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Since January, I've been working on CNN's documentary about the event, which has its first airing tonight at 9 PM Eastern. Read more...
I really like google notebook. Im using it with a FF add-on, and it's wonderfully convenient. Read more...
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*throws hands up, steps back* Done! So who won? How's that hangin' going, dabitch?Read more...

02 April 2008

MeCha Radio: The Shadow: Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? 9:30-10pm, PST.
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They are pretty. But not so good. You have been warned.
Indian women Read more...
Caught this going by in the stream. . . . in case anyone wants to comment.
Radio Mecha - Music Box I'm making it up as I go. Please listen, if you're so inclined. Please make requests/suggestions/whatnot, if ditto.
MetaChat has "finances" ? Cool. I had no idea. How? How much? From whence? Should I even ask? Or should I not tamper with delicate innerMeChaworkings?
cross your fingers for me So we have a lot of contests at work. Usually it's "team to sell the most Product X in the time frame all goes to the hockey game/ gets $50 each/ etc."

Well, my team just won eight laptops. Problem being, they use a computer program to draw eight random names out of the 20 on the team.

So, wish me luck!
Your thoughts on Radio Metachat Please. It looks like the radio facility for metachat is not really being used. Of course, just as I was posting this, wendell decides to play a set, but anyway. In general it's not used. In the last three weeks there's been less than 2 hours played. Because the radio costs money (more than half of metachat's finances goes towards supporting it), I was thinking of canceling it. I'd like to know what everyone thinks about this before a decision is made.
Whatever Happened to Radio MeCha? Well, somebody's got to do it, so at the top of the next hour (Midnite GMT, 8PM EDT, 5PM PDT) Wendell Wadio Weturns to Wednesdays with my MOST RANDOM SET EVAH!
If You Could Know How Others See You... Read more...
Site Maintenance : RSS Moved to Feedburner. I've moved the main RSS feed to Feedburner. It should be seamless, but if anyone has any problems, leave a comment or drop me an email.
I don't want to start an Economics thread here, but I think Ben Bernecke's 'new haircut' says it all.
OMFGaaaaaaah!!!! (Ranty rant inside.)Read more...
Scar tissue question. Read more...
My Pro Kitchen Is a 36-piece essential kitchen set comprised of the same items the pros use. Did they put the right stuff together? Anything missing? What's in you essential kitchen line-up?
Trophy Update Read more...
Has anyone had any experience with job counsellors? Read more...
ThePinkSuperhero invites you to speak about yourself in the third-person.
Amazon Deal of the Day: The Complete Far Side for 67.50. I ordered mine.Read more...
This is a Flip Out Thread
If you had a crystal ball that could tell you the truth about any one thing about yourself, the future, or anything else, what would you want to know?
This was my dinner tonight. Made from this recipe. It was awesomely tasty and easy to make.Read more...
NYC Meetup : Air Hockey at Manitoba's this Monday! Hey all. I've been a lurker on this site for a while, and I'd like to finally meet you all. I suggest that we meet at Manitoba's in Alphabet City this Monday at 8PM. They have a kick-ass air hockey table in the basement, and (as Jonmc will attest) the best jukebox in Alphabet City.

What do y'all say?
Hi everybody! Read more...
Countermanding the teaching of hate? Ethical question about interfering with parenting.Read more...
I just heard from Jrossi4r and Read more...
What should I do for my 350th MetaChat post? Please help me! Read more...
ooh, ooh, ooh! I just got the call, and, next wednesday, probably, I'll be puppysitting, omg! For two weeks, omg. Read more...
Molecules with silly names my fave "Adamantane". (nsfw) Beware comic sans!
Random notes on my laundry: My bleach brand name is "Fist"; my fabric softener is called "Ploffy"; my husband's trouser rivets are imprinted with the words "Homo Design". All true.
EtiquetteFilter: For my wedding dress, I'd love to wear a sari Read more...

01 April 2008

How do you compliment a woman on the way she looks without seeming to be gauche, or rather, how do women like to be complimented on the way they look?

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If you had to make a trifecta of stand-up comedians, who would be in there? I'm also looking for recommendations on new ones, based on my three-fer.Read more...
Has this BUNNY been OMG'd yet? It's hard to keep track...
Your Daily Moment of Zen. Or Something. Read more...
Important philosophical question: If a black cat crosses your path, but you stop to pet it, and it gives you its belly, and you do the belly rub for a good two minutes, and the cat purrs, does that negate the bad luck? Or, does it make the bad luck that much worse because you've now got black cat belly cooties on your hands?

Please hurry. Need to know soon. kthxbye.
AutoCAD on too much caffeine. Read more...
My sister just punked me good Read more...
Chinese mail order brides? (mudpuppie's ideological sister responds.)
Moody and introspective (and long-winded) I am receiving an award for service to the University tonight, and I feel very mixed about it. Read more...
Awesome Web Quiz: "How Much Are You Worth... in Bed?" Read more...
Macerated Ginger So, I made some ginger syrup for cocktails and now I have two cups of macerated ginger slices. I've been eating them like candy (and added some to my curried apples in couscous), but what would you do with this sweet spicy yumminess?Read more...
I'm giddy. How are you? Read more...
Boy injured in Iraq facing visa deadline (Warning: heartbreaking picture). It'd be cool if the nice Metachat readers who are also American citizens alerted their Senator/Congressperson of this not-impossible-to-solve situation. Thank you all.
What is it about brand new tops that I MUST dump tea on them within the first 3 wearings? Read more...
Even the opposing San Francisco Giants did their part Monday, showing up as perhaps the worst team to play here in 50 years. . more BaseballfilterRead more...
The good news: my ISP upped my bandwidth (for free) 4x and stopped traffic shaping, so I am now downloading torrents at 220 kBps (and it even jumps to 400 at times).
The bad news: I got a letter from the post office telling me they're holding my Amazon package hostage, and making me schlep over to go pay import duties on it. Idiots.
SHOUTING THREAD Read more...
I wish it was an April Fools joke My co-worker was suddenly having all these problems on his new MacPro..... Read more...
I didn't get shortlisted into the KaosPilots. and that was supposed to be the easiest part.

I've asked them to reconsider, selling myself as a valuable asset (they're working with various Asian nations so having an Asian student would be handy, among other things) but the likelihood seems really really small.Read more...
This is the last post on personal matters for a while. Thanks very, very much for all the support and good advice you have given me.Read more...

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