30 June 2008
Name Droppers - a new MuxTape
: here's a new mux of 12 songs with titles that reference real people. →Read more...
A Sibling Pride Thread. (No, not that kind of Pride.) →Read more...
You know how aspiring screenwriters can register their work with the Writers Guild
in order to create a legal record just in case an unscrupulous producer tries to steal their idea(s)?→Read more...
Camping filter. →Read more...
The Dangers of Auto-Replace.
A funny, cautionary tale for the post-Pride Monday.
It's a shame this television cross-over was never made: →Read more...
Minding baseball's business
I'm a big fan of the baseball essays that Sars writes. Here is another good one. Also, we were at the final game of the final Subway Series in the current stadiums yesterday. It was awesome.
Reimagined album covers.
(flickr set) - I'm especially fond of the Ramones
and Sex Pistols
interpretations. →Read more...
Monday status report. →Read more...
29 June 2008
Pride celebration in #bunnies
Happy Pride Day to all other not-entirely-straight bunnies and their supporters! →Read more...
Remember that David Bowie question from the other day?
Yeah, me too. But I did come across a cool video with Annie Lennox and David Bowie→Read more...
YYYYYYYYYYYEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSS! 2008 Eurocup champions!
Why do people put stupid requirements in Craigslist ads?
You know, things like "no psychotic people" or "no timewasters?" Do they think that some psychotic person is going to see it and think to himself, "Hmmmm, ordinarily I would intentionally waste this person's time, but it says no timewasters so I guess I won't?"→Read more...
Sunny Day Sky
A cute little game involving a bear, a line of traffic, and an umbrella. Try to float down on top of a car, and avoid the geese!
I love the music.
I went to Brighton this weekend. It is a very cool place. That is all.
I'll have the "Chicken Without Sexual Life" please.
(Chinese gov't attempts to bowdlerize restaurant menus before foreign visitors arrive for the Olympics.)
if you're out there, this one's
for you. This one's
for me. (and of course, they're for all you guys, too). This one
, too. Just because.
What say you
of one of these
as a wedding card?→Read more...
Amazon MP3 deals on Twitter
You can follow Amazon's MP3 store on Twitter to see what really good deals they're having. They're doing entire albums for $1.99, $2.99 and $3.99 - and they're big names as well, not just what used to be in bargain bins.→Read more...
Okay, the grossest thing
that has ever happened to me in my life, happened yesterday (Friday).→Read more...
I'm going to the airshow tomorrow.
Make me a list of things to bring/do before I leave!→Read more...
28 June 2008
. . .picture was published in the daily paper in my city today.
Feel free to make up a caption,→Read more...
NBC is running SNL's first episode right now. →Read more...
Doctor Who [some spoilers]
holy crap!→Read more...
Today the homeless (or semi-homeless)
bought me lunch.→Read more...
Skeeball meet-up update? →Read more...
How's Your Garden Growing? →Read more...
I'm back from my vacation!! What did I miss? →Read more...
Trends in Panhandling : 1 - Dogs, 2 - Humor, 3 - Giving →Read more...
FDR With A Cane.
Well, two canes, actually. And if you look carefully at his shoes, you can see part of the leg braces peek out.
Irate Tom Waits fan's missive to dancing hippies.
As someone privileged to have 11th-row tickets to see Mr. Waits next Thursday, this made me laugh (and wish for a handgun with a silencer).
This is a weeping thread, a thread in which to weep.
I'm weeping today for the following reasons:→Read more...
27 June 2008
Is it bad
that I prefer the William Shatner/Joe Jackson
cover of "Common People" to the original rendition by Pulp
Storytellers - a proposal
Let's play "watch music videos" game! →Read more...
If we can't get near metachat.com, how about .metachat?
If ICANN is going to allow a landrush for TLDs (which always sounded to me like a cross between TLC and STD), then we have to be prepared to carve out a little bit of safe territory, right?
This is a cheesed-off, whining thread →Read more...
Lately I keep playing and re-playing
Alice Cooper's Billion Dollar Babies
album, which reminded me→Read more...
Things I Love About the Internet →Read more...
Reviving an old classic→Read more...
Podecast - TGIF short version!
I'm gonna start a set at 3pm Eastern. That's in 3 minutes!
Dirty Car Window Art
Not dirty like THAT, oh you dirty minded ones.
Seeking random input from imaginary friends
Does "visiting iniquity of the fathers upon the children
" (or if you prefer Shakespeare, laying the sin of the father upon the children), always shake down as punishing children for things their parents have done? Does it ever get expansively interpreted into a sort of apples-falling-from-trees thing. You know, an explanation that you can only expect kids to live up to their upbringing?
I suppose both interpretations are equally bleak.→Read more...
well that meeting went well. Yay.
Look out, constituency. You are about to get HAXXORED by the Forces of Good.
cortex quoted at Dr Dobbs Journal
for snarky comment about lisp. That is all.
Island Vacation Pride -- Part Deux! (the playlist) →Read more...
Shyamalan in Haiku I felt inspired today to summarize "The Happening" (which I haven't watched but read the review with spoilers):
Ill wind is blowing.
People die in gory ways.
Power to the plants!
So, about Catholic baptism...
(lots of rambly thoughts about our future spawn inside).→Read more...
How much do you think I would have to practice... →Read more...
I need some words
6-7 letter nouns or adjectives, easy to type. Brainstorm with me here, people.→Read more...
three point status update
My kittens are very vocal and love water, they're very small for their age and have beautiful untraditional stripey patterns. Could they be Bengals?→Read more...
Mecha People Sing This Song →Read more...
Yippee for Science!
Just in case you didn't see the news report... they are working to ensure that there is a future supply of chocolate (cocoa beans to be exact.)
Now, that's my idea of good science!
Today's Photo Friday theme is "Reminds Me Of" - suggested by ethylene. As always, interpret this as you will, and have fun!
Friday Flash Fun: Hedgehog Launch
. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to help Minovia Cay enter the space race by launching a hedgehog into space.
26 June 2008
This has been a really suckey day for Mecha. Really. Lots of shitty politics posts and when I was going to play some songs on the radio I find I am banned from #bunnies. Ah well. Good night.
Maybe tomorrow will be better.
Apologies to LoriFLA →Read more...
I'm home for the summer and have heaps of time to tidy things up, and if anyone here has any organizational tips to help me beautify the mdonley homestead, I'd love to hear them. Details inside.→Read more...
Politics r makin me sad Plz to be filling this thread with cute animals, thx.
Oops, I don't think he quite said what he meant:
"Do you think your next-door neighbor should have an Oozie, an AK-47? Any type of gun? Do you really believe that? Good luck. But don't call the police if they're shooting an AK-47 in their back yard." - Chicago's Mayor Daley. So, police in Chicago are going to stop responding to gun incidents? Bad choice of words, mayor.
My Moon My Man.
Have I posted this Feist video before? Possibly; can't remember. It's so goofy and cool at the same time. That's right, it's coofy. And I can't for the life of me figure out how they managed to choreograph the moving walkways so well. Blows. My. Mind. Enjoy.
Angelenos, my calorie-craving body begs you... Where does a man get a killer calzone in this town? I'm a recent immigrant from Boston and left behind my beloved Pizza Republic ... who can I turn to in L.A. during this time of desperate, bike-fueling need?!
How many Times do I have to tell you?!!
Yesterday was brutal at my company with layoffs, but somehow I managed to dodge another bullet. In stead of being at the office when it happened, I ended up spending the day ER getting updates from coworkers via phone. →Read more...
Short film fans, help?
I've seen the 'tension' story in the linked post before at the Rotterdam film festival - but I can't find the japanese director that did it,, nor the film. →Read more...
25 June 2008
What a piece of croc
A Croc went walking on a summers day, a hum, a hum.
A new use for clearasil!
(Sorry, it's totally clean and boring, not to mention a little kinda gross).→Read more...
I assume many of you have seen the Mucinex ad with the cuddly green anthropomorphized blob of mucus that sets up housekeeping in your chest. There's also the ad with the cute, grumpy wart that gets frozen off by the OTC remedy, and going way back there's Digger the Dermatophyte, the adorable creature who digs under your cuticles and makes your toenails yellow. My question is this: if they're trying to sell medication, why make what it's getting rid of 'cute'? That's weird to me. But then again, those ads with Charlie the Tuna (who wanted to be put in a can of StarKist and eaten) always baffled me, too. But that's why I'm not an adman.
I posted this pizza menu
in a MeTa thread, once, but Mechazens should not be deprived of the intriguing ideas contained therein.
Who killed Laura Palmer?
. I made this one from all of the dialogue spoken in the pilot episode of Twin Peaks
WORK SHOUTING THREAD
GAH I AM REVIEWING RESUMES! →Read more...
Celebrate Mundanity Day! →Read more...
Turkey just scored in the 22nd minute. 1-0 Turkey. Go watch.
Help me with my scattered music collection? →Read more...
What Women Like This is a Realtor campaign aimed at professional women with high incomes. The goal is to connect fun with serious real estate investment. Increase real estate investment = increase money for fun!
Radio b - Once More, With Feeling
An attempt at playing a slightly-revised version of the show I'd put together for last Friday, which got buffered out of existence. Maybe it will work today? We'll find out at 11 AM PDT / 2 PM EDT, or about an hour from now. →Read more...
it's past midnight and I can't sleep. akjdflkajda The KP intake will be announced sometime this week. Not likely the next 24 hours, but that hasn't stopped me from staying up wide-eyed for the past few nights.
Gwargh. I have no idea how I'd react to either outcome, really.
What's keeping you up at night?
BIRTHDAY SHOUTING THREAD!
TURNING 39 (AS OF 6 P.M. OR SO TODAY)
IS REALLY ANNOYING!!→Read more...
For mrmoonpie, or anyone else,
a slice from the Portland Girl's Rock Camp→Read more...
Have you seen those showtime "pinup" style banners?
I needed to mock them, so I made one too with me posing like that.
24 June 2008
Help me plan my Island Vacation Pride party →Read more...
membership: is it worth it, or should I just stick with ye friendly Mefites? Anyone have an invite?
The R61 is targeted at customers of all sizes...
Webwindowshopping for a cheap-but-not-cheap laptop took me to the Official Lenovo Outlet Store and the reassurance that they aren't discriminating against us 3XLs.
While rounding the end of a supermarket aisle yesterday
I passed a woman that smelled just like a former girlfriend. →Read more...
Let's assume you're moving to an island forever →Read more...
Yep, I have one of these...
but the DMV hasn't notified ME yet.
London hotel/B&B Dear Metabunnies,
I will be attending a meeting at Imperial College late July/early August with my wife *and* our 14-year-old son *and* my sister-in-law. We all get along, but we're having a really hard time finding a non-Dickensian room/suite that will hold 4 people. I'm trying to decide if we should just rent two rooms. Any suggestions? It would be easiest to be in South Kensington, but I'm happy to take the tube or bus if need be.
are yummy. That is all.
The Lego secret vault
Video of the official vault which contains all of the Lego sets going back 50 years.
How often do you clean your room/apartment/house? Asking for a friend: How long if things are strewn about, and how long for scrub-the-bathroom style cleaning? Be honest.
Was it here? I saw a simple recipe involving boiling chicken with onion soup mix then sauteing it...was it here or mefi or WHERE DID i SEE IT????
askme crosspost about stupid facebook
blargh!!! Please help me use facebook to get volunteers!
61 years ago today,
pilot Kenneth Arnold spotted a series of "saucer-like discs" flying near Mt. Ranier in the U.S. state of Washington. Two weeks later, debris
from a mysterious crash was found in Roswell, New Mexico. Happy birthday, UFOs!
"Fifty years from now in a civics class,
students will learn about the Lincoln Memorial, that other presidents are on Mount Rushmore -- and George W. Bush got a sewage plant.
I am at the beach today. I love it. Tell me about your best beach memory.
Doctor Who Christmas special potential spoiler
Rumor mill has named the next xmas special companion. (which makes me wonder where Donna will be, since he only seems to have a different xmas companion if he's between regular ones)
One Rat Down
Help, do you think there are any more to go? →Read more...
So what kind of karmic transgression did I commit
that the powers that I don't believe in would send a pair of Jehovah's Witnesses to my front door, both of whom were desperately in need of a hosing off, on my freaking birthday?→Read more...
Ugh. I would like to buy a digital camera, but the choices out there are bewildering and overwhelming, both in the stores and online. Even the "how to buy a digital camera" sites I've googled for seem to have long lists of criteria. I just wanna take a few snapshots from time to time. *sigh* So what do you guys have?
The World's Strangest Housing Communities.
I've seen photos of the pod village in Taiwan
before, on Flickr and elsewhere, but I think my favorite on this list might be the reproduction McMansion-style subdivision (named "Orange County") located in Beijing, China
Baby watch - need meal ideas! →Read more...
What kind of fun should I look forward to with Last.fm?
Other than "hey look what I played?" is there anything else fun I should be looking at or trying out? →Read more...
23 June 2008
Where can one turn to when they're short on cash? →Read more...
It rained all day but it cleared up in time for
fireworks night! It was great fun! An early happy birthday to Canada and the U.S.A.
What is your favorite David Bowie song?
And why? →Read more...
Party in IRC, y'all! Why are we partying? Uh...it's Monday!
I demand an apology. You know what you did.
When politenesses collide.
As I was coming back from lunch, I saw a man ahead of me get into the elevator. I was just far enough back that I figured I'd hold him up if I tried to rush (the elevator would have already started to close by the time I got there), so I dawdled a bit so that he could politely close the elevator door without looking like he was closing it in my face. →Read more...
Please hope me. Anyone have a spare DVD-R DL? →Read more...
stuff i want and no one will sell me!!!
I hate when you want something so bad, something reasonable, but no one will sell it to you. (more inside)
What one song do you want, but not the whole record?
So, you've got lots of iTunes vouchers, owing to your mad ticketmaster-spree, but not enough for a whole album. What songs do you download? Now, imagine you're this person; what three songs do you download?
Simple adjusting-to-life-in-England AskMeCha. →Read more...
Bad stuff, good stuff. →Read more...
This is the week I find out if I've been laid off after 15+ years.
I don't know when I get the call with the good or bad news, but it's coming some time before Friday. →Read more...
I want to meet bunnies in real-life in San Francisco
Hoi! I'll be visiting San Francisco from the Netherlands and I'm really looking forward to meeting you friendly metachat people.
I'm curious though:→Read more...
22 June 2008
Well, (blank) my (blank)! Defiance, surprise, exposition, whatever. Fill in the blanks.
Be Kind Rewind! →Read more...
I just got back from seeing his show at the Three Rivers Arts Festival. →Read more...
Tell me about the recent positives in your life. I'll go first. →Read more...
The People's Court on SNL.
My favorite SNL sketch of all time. "I am a barfly..." Vonda Braithwaite vs. Mephistopheles.
Italy fans, lets weep together. ....and, now who are you going to root for?
Middle-Aged Moments. →Read more...
Doctor Who - Turn Left (SPOILERS) →Read more...
Radio hat, cover me edition. 4 PM ET or about 20 minutes.
Mysteriouser and mysteriouser...
I was about to go to the bathroom last night, and as I opened the door to the toilet, I looked at the wall, and noticed something that struck me as odd. It took me longer than you'd think to work out that the thing that was puzzling me was the set of paw prints going down - and up - my wall.→Read more...
AskMecha: Drupal people.
6.2 has stuff I want, and some I neeeeeed, but, not a single module I use. What to do?→Read more...
21 June 2008
A new MuxTape of stuff from 1984.
It was my freshman year in college and I just started working at a college radio station. →Read more...
When Team Vag takes over the world,
everything will sound like this. (I hope.) My muxtape update, all of it female.
old flame: extinguished
Someone I was hoping to see in the next few months...is seeing someone else. Aw man.
If you like visual illusions, you'll probably like this blog. WARNING: some bright, rapidly-flashing stuff, probably not good for bunnies sensitive to such things.
Entering "Love Mode".
"She's very lovable and though she's not a human, she can act like a real girlfriend."→Read more...
With our recent flooding, carp have been trying to use the riverside parking lots to get upstream.→Read more...
Euro 2008. It merits a post, no? Let's discuss. (Spoiler alerts if you're waiting on the results of the Netherlands/Russia match, or anything else really).
And here it is, folks...
The youtube video that ties all our worlds together today: Indian Nipple Song
They Descended From The Unholy Union Of Swine! →Read more...
three point burp
i just had a biryani→Read more...
Let's start Saturday with some laughs! →Read more...
Radio b – A Terrorist Fist Jab To Your Ear
Stuff that seemed like it might go together. Self-indulgent? Sure, but I think it works. (Then again I would, wouldn’t I?) Will it hang together? You be the judge, starting right about... NOW.
I realize I will probably be playing this for myself.
Probiotics changed the way I feel now!
Ripped directly from the front page of Metafilter
, it's Joe Cocker's Woodstock performance of "A Little Help From My Friends", subtitled for the clear-minded.
I shed real human tears watching this video.
Life in the European Theatre, re-edit. June.20.08 10:30-11:30pm PDT→Read more...
20 June 2008
Visiting Military Radar.
So, I'm a civilian. I'm obsessed with the COBRA DANE
radar system. [Earth
] Is there any conceivable universe in which I can dream/scheme/beg/connive/arrange to visit it someday?
Cool + Ew = Kewl?
Cut for the medically squeamish.
Dogs and animals →Read more...
This post is a three parter, so please bear with me... thanks! →Read more...
LT Is In The Chat Thingy Right Now If Anyone Would Like To Say Hello To Heem →Read more...
How would you say "dark forest" in other languages? →Read more...
SHOUTING THREAD: I AM SO SICK OF MY CO-WORKER'S VOICE. SHE HAS BEEN TALKING ALLLLLLLL DAY. AND SHE TALKS QUICKLY AND NEVER PAUSES FOR A BREATH AND IS EXTREMELY OPINIONATED AND SO I FEEL LIKE I'VE BEEN LISTENING TO RIGHT-WING TALK RADIO ALL DAY AND I CANNOT TAKE IT ANYMORE!!!!
It's HOOOOOOOOOT! →Read more...
Help me! (San Francisco related) →Read more...
A Midsummer Encore in North Atlanta.
This event is going to appeal to only a certain number of geographically-enabled bunnies, but if you're in the Atlanta-ish area this weekend and need something to do ...→Read more...
Immature Giggle-Inducing Headline
What did they expect to find there, anyway?
Something I should not have to be doing....
Is teaching the new Webmaster what a flow diagram is.
Sorry. Its not me. There's nothing I can do about it short term. I'm really sorry.
A half-deserved sick day.
I like staying home but I never really feel sick enough to deserve the day off. You know?→Read more...
Today's sentimental moment is brought to you by Christian the Lion
We all have our quirks.
We're all a little quirky, otherwise we wouldn't be here, right? Tell me your quirks.→Read more...
"Country I Love".
Regardless of one's opinion of Obama, I think most of us can agree that his ads, until now, had been remarkably well made. This latest one, his first in the general election campaign, seems to me to be pretty blunt and even downright corny. Is it just me?
Is it Christmas?
is my new favorite website.→Read more...
Hey, I have an idea: let's all get pregnant!
Then later we can make popcorn and do each other's nails! →Read more...
Do you know what I want...
I want a website that tells you exactly what to buy, cook and eat on a daily basis. →Read more...
Today's Photo Friday is composed of two parts Hydrogen to one part Oxygen.
Or in other words, our theme for the week is "Water", suggested by Eideteker. Get moist, bunnies! →Read more...
Apologies for the downtime Bunnies. I'm not sure what happened. It looks as though the people who provide our hosting were having some routing problems. Unfortunately, I lost my WiFi at exactly the same time as this was happening, so my ability to investigate was hampered. I simply had to tell the metachat server to restart and go to bed in the hope that it would listen.
19 June 2008
STOP BREAKING, METACHAT I miss you too much :-(
do you think in this song
the lyrics "you've never been a waste of my time/it's never been a drag" are sarcastic or am i not getting something
Dear MeCha style mavens: help me find the perfect dress →Read more...
Does this kind of calorie calculator exist?
Recently, I've begun going out to eat lunch with the folks at the office. We normally go to nicer, non-chain sit down places.
I'd like to keep track of my calories at these places. Most of the calorie calculators have calorie counts for chain restaurants, but there is no real way to shoehorn a salad with tempeh, feta and almonds.→Read more...
Goddamn puppy breath. →Read more...
Time for a new delurking/introduction thread. If you are new or just don't post much come in and say hi to the bunnies.
So I'm thinking about buying a spinning wheel as a gift for someone, and doing a little bit of research on the tubes has turned up more information than my non-fiber artist head can process! :X
Any advice for the neophyte?
My best friend is coming to New York this weekend!→Read more...
AskMeCha: Gift or Cash for the diligent builder →Read more...
Dog folk, I really need your help!
This is a cross post from askme, and I've never asked a question that has been more distressing for me. (Which is because I've been so lucky in so many things so far in my life, but please help me if you can!) →Read more...
This is wrong
on so many levels.
This is an etymology thread!
What exactly is a clue
? A ball of yarn, as used by Ariadne
to guide Theseus out of the labyrinth.→Read more...
Bad reviews can be funny
This made me laugh. I haven't seen the show in question, but the review almost made me want to look, just to see for myself.
Can someone please explain this to me...
she says she's married... She Says She's MARRIED!
18 June 2008
Just In From The "You're SO Five Minutes Ago" Department.... →Read more...
Getting to be a habit.
A sixth human foot dressed in a running shoe has washed ashore.
"Euphemisms protect the faint of heart and low of mind" - ethylene. So, what's your favorite euphemism?
So, I just got back from the Emergency Room.
Pips made me go.→Read more...
Things to do in NJ when you're not on a beach vacation.
We're headed to Wildwood Crest, NJ for a weekend beach vacation with some extended family we haven't seen in a while. Our hotel is booked and offers beach access as well as a pool. Trouble is, I'm not much of a beach person. I burn easily, don't really care to swim in salt water, and was traumatized by multiple jellyfish encounters as a child. I'm also not much of a shopper.
On the plus side there is at least a boardwalk
I also found an events calendar
Anything else I should check out?
MeCha Bunnies that work with their hands!
Or paws! I asked a question about attitudes toward production over on my blog
that you might be able to answer.→Read more...
SF Meet-Up! TONIGHT! DanF is in town!
I can't stop using exclamation marks! →Read more...
Nature Balance The Energy
This is a short (1:15) flickr video of a loon I encountered at Speaker's Corner
in London's Hyde Park.
What's FF 3 like? I want to take the plunge but →Read more...
Apparently a music video was made of one of my very very favorite 70s songs. Yay! (Yes, I know, Bobby looks kind of scary. Shut up.)
a flickr photostream. Wonderful to see all this joy!→Read more...
RIP Edith Macefield
We drove past her place just this weekend. Ballard has become unrecognizable, what with all the new condo construction, so it was heartening to see her little house flipping the bird to developers everywhere.
3-point midweek update →Read more...
On the off chance anyone here's going to be at Merriweather Post Pavilion tonight, do drop me a note & we can say Hi if you like.
If there's one thing I know about Firefox 3.0,
it's that it seems remarkably popular in Iran. Plus only one person in Chad has downloaded it. So that's two things I know about Firefox 3.0.
What can I make for lunch
that doesn't require refrigeration or microwaving?→Read more...
That post I made on Ask Metafilter about honesty was important.
I got the new job and gave two weeks notice on the last job. Had a coffee with boss from the last job Saturday and said she had seen a marked improvement in my performance recently. That was really good for my confidence. Then I was out last night with my friend E who is also the accountant for the old job, and he said that they had been intending to sack me anyway.→Read more...
Some random things I like
Just 'cause it's 4 O'Clock, and my brain has switched off. →Read more...
This convinced me
not to vote for McCain. If you know anyone similarly on the rail, this may be the article to tip the balance. →Read more...
Are there any NY area bunnies who like Yaz? I have a ticket I can't use.
and so the sun sets
on another day and i feels chatty. What's up with you?
17 June 2008
Hey, if you're into this sort of thing, The Hold Steady
are streaming their new album on their MySpace page. →Read more...
I just saw an ad for Chemistry.com that featured a gay couple in a supermarket making promises to eachother. Among them was a promise to 'understand your rational problem with cilantro." WTF? (awhile back there was a Dell ad that featured a guy bugging a tech support dude with questions that ended with "Do you like pancakes?"
Him Name is Hopkin.
A blast from the past. Who remembers it? Is it just me, or has it been updated since it first hit the 'Net and was Meme Du Jour? I don't seem to recognize most of the imgs.
I seem to be crapping out on my AskMe question -- any 70s tv fans here who haven't seen it yet?
I got an interview! →Read more...
I want to burn.
My new DVD-R arrived! I can finally burn DVDs. Welcome to the 90s, right?
Does anyone have any recommendations on what media I should use? +/-, brand, where to buy, etc.? →Read more...
Do not look at this picture
unless you have a syringe of insulin to hand. That is all.
Looks like Mozilla took a page from Twitter's playbook.
So the site's been down for a couple minutes now and I'm just getting Http/1.1 Service Unavailable. You'd think they'd plan this sort of thing a bit better.
Oh well, time for lunch. What are you guys eating?
about:config firefox.download.rant = True
Why did the FF people screw up download day so royally?→Read more...
Top Down / Bottom Up
- so, you maybe know I teach math. I'm often thinking about the difference between what I call "top down" and "bottom up" styles of teaching and learning (some would say "inductive" and "deductive" respectively). →Read more...
Rotterdam and gumbabies
Hello from KL International Airport; I'm waiting for my flight to Amsterdam.→Read more...
A Free Day in SF Daughter registering. I am alone and carless in the neighborhood of SF State.
What should I do?
Barack Obama evacuating his bowels in St. Patrick’s Cathedral:
You know how sometimes, when a joke website gets mentioned on a TV show (like The Daily Show), you run to your computer to see if it's a real site? Yeah. I Can’t Believe That I Barack Obama Have To Deal With This Shit
. Dot com.
16 June 2008
Annoying political emails →Read more...
festival job update
so, I called the guy who I'd be working for at the festival, partially for more details, partially to say I was interested.→Read more...
got up to a balmy -26° C today and will drop to -80° C tonight, with the wind 14 km/h from the southwest and fair visibility. On Mars.→Read more...
Is it just me?
Or do these make you feel like all those images of Saturn and whatnot were just made by a dude with some Dawn Ultra?
I'm a sickie. Really, I got 101.1 temerature and a hacking cough. So it turns out that sudden drop in my voice was not the onset of puberty. But pips is here nursing my poor sick ass, God bless her. *cough*
New Adventures in Social Anxiety →Read more...
Video of hippos chasing a boat
First chase starts at about 1:12 mark. Hippos are supposed to be cute, dammit, not terrifying!
Apartment hunting in the East Bay.
I lived in Berkeley for 3 years and have a good idea of what nearby areas are like, but what about the towns between Oakland and Fremont? →Read more...
Morgan Spurlock Is My New Hero! →Read more...
When fads collide:
The nation's chastity advocates can now splash their message across a new kind of billboard - the preteen posterior.
Two things: →Read more...
I have a "novel" problem - do I need an intervention or should I just leave it alone? by novel I mean fiction→Read more...
15 June 2008
Why White Supremacists Support Barack Obama
How do racists, anti-Semites and all-purpose hate-mongers view the possibility of America’s first black president? Not necessarily the way you think they would.
Cranky cranky cranky -- share your Sunday night crank →Read more...
This will be my first time on an airplane in 23 years.... →Read more...
It's Tony Sunday!
The most wonderful day of the year! I'll be watching, hope you will be, too!
people started telling me that my voice had gotten really deep all of a sudden. You be the judge
Post For JonMC →Read more...
Today was my first Father's Day, and I got a waffle iron that makes waffles shaped like barnyard animals. One of them is a rooster. This is great because I now get to subject my wife to years of witty quips about how wonderful it is to start the day with a nice hot cock in your mouth.
What did you other dads get?
I need a new vacation.
I just now cancelled my reservation for this trip
14 June 2008
I'm alive...and so is the MeCha Fantasy Football League!
Yahoo fantasy football is up on the site and I went ahead and renewed the league.→Read more...
I've been listening
to this song
repeatedly tonight. →Read more...
For those who are interested, here are some of the photos from the Zombie Shuffle yesterday (I'm the girl in the green top in photo number 7).
Was too cold to wear the hooters top in the end... alas.
This picture gives me chills.
Radio Mecha - Music Box: 200
It's my 200th post, and here I am on the Radio Mecha. I'm making it up as I go along, but figure there'll be some soul, some breaks, and some other stuff. Please listen, if you're so inclined.
Kittens can't stand them.
Puppies feel threatened. Even bunnies are jealous.→Read more...
My little bit of awesome.
So Les Savy Fav played a fantastic show at 3am on New Year's Day, which I went to, and took a bunch of photos which went up on flickr. →Read more...
What should we make for dinner tonight? There are three of us. We like pretty much everything. I'm off to the store (probably Trader Joe's and a "normal" supermarket) in an hour or so, so I'll check back then. Ideas?
the internets archive is ossem
i was looking for a massive list of press contacts hosted by the scottish arts council. they'd taken it down, but the web archive had not only the page, but THE FILE! amazing!→Read more...
One of those "smile, nod, back away imperceptibly" moments.
I'm no stranger to obscure audio arcana
, but even I can't quite explain this insane nostalgic craving for ... my hometown
's pre-digital cable channel listings/weather station.
They say that motivation follows action...
But how do you get motivated enough to initially act?→Read more...
today's theme: "By The Numbers."
also, mild dilemma ahead:
13 June 2008
Wet, wet Wisconsin
My photos of the rising Rock River in Janesville. We aren't experiencing the worst of this, even on this river, but this is shaping up to be the worst flooding in my city in decades. And all we can do is watch! (Oh, and sandbag.)
I would like to give you a song
- because words could not make up for what you do. →Read more...
Do any bunnies have experience with DeVry University (or its graduates)? I'm just curious what the consensus is...
It's the weekend! Whatcha doing this weekend, bun buns?
Happy Birthday rmless2!!!
Ask MeCha: wireless router that doesn't suck? →Read more...
The Independent Women’s Football League - who knew? Apparently Seattle’s team, the Majestics, is close to unstoppable.
Had I known, I’d have gone to a game or two – lord knows we can’t afford Seahawks tickets. Why am I just learning about this now? Has anyone else ever heard of the league? Football fans - would you support a local team?
Help Shane choose new eyeglass frames?
Ovals or rectangles? So I lost my glasses today in a freak accident and I need an exam anyway. This is yr chance to photoshop me into some hideous Elton John shades
. Pics & stuff are--> →Read more...
US Bunnies: Has anyone received their bribe stimulus payment yet? →Read more...
Follow-up question regarding the woman I'd like to strangle. →Read more...
Radio b – What Color Is The Sky In The World You Live In?
Salmon Ella seems to have passed me by, so I thought I’d play some music. It’s mostly instrumental, mostly on the long side, mostly kinda…odd. Make of it what you will.
And if that didn’t scare you off, tune in at 11 AM PDT / 2 PM EDT, or just about an hour from now.
Very Short, Quasi-Disastrous MetaChat Dream! Bicycles and Wildfires! →Read more...
it's so very complicated... →Read more...
I'm in Tbilisi! →Read more...
Photo Friday is ... Useless. Useless is our theme this week, suggested by Ethylene. Bring out your Useless!
Happy birthday to Eideteker!!
Weird. I was just in the breakroom @ work. Someone had left a sheet of paper on one of the tables that had the lyrics to Pink Floyd's "When the Tigers Broke Free" printed on it.
I'm going to be scratching my head over this for a while.
A question about acknowledgement...
In the link
that taz had provided last week, I was fascinated to note that 21% of women who'd participated in a poll asking the question "what is eve teasing" said that they considered "looking" to be a form of sexual harassment. Is this true?
12 June 2008
It is a good day to die. I accidentally ate a salad with tomatoes on it. It was tasty, but I now await a visit from Salmon Ella. Eulogize me.
OMFG I WANT TO STRANGLE THIS WOMAN!!! →Read more...
Who Would Like To Participate In An LT Writing Project? →Read more...
Puppy tossing marine update
Remember that horrifying youtube video of the marine tossing the puppy into a ravine? Well the Marines have tossed him!
Okay, I've been up for 12 hours and at work for almost 10 of those.→Read more...
Evolution of Rabbit hilarious ad-warning, also, quicktime
This week: guitars.
Just when I thought Fox News couldn't sink any lower ... →Read more...
I spent a few days in the mountains, and the air was very dry.
Possible grossness inside.→Read more...
I'm lucky. This is the most I've personally been affected by a natural disaster. What about you?→Read more...
Does anyone know about 'Hand-Built PCs and Parts'? They're taking pre-orders for the MSI Wind - $399 for Linux, $499 for XP.
Quote in bullet #3, paragraph 2.
Resumes after grad school?
My resume is suffering from split personalities. Anyone have any tips or resources on putting together a post-grad school, career-change resume? →Read more...
Ice cream cone light for compact flourescents!
What I love about Asheville, #3,823
There's a free, outdoor showing
of Repo Man
happening tomorrow night!!!
Sculpting a dog cake.
Awesome. Although the bit where the head is made is more than a little creepy.
Last day on the island for a while,
and holy crap! So much to do! Good thing I ordered those extra 10 hours for today.→Read more...
I am completely alone in the office this morning, for reasons I am not sure of, so to celebrate/make sure, I just farted as loudly as I possibly could. There were no repercussions. Question: should I take my pants off?
The End of Summer Vacation
According to a survey by the Conference Board, a business research organization, the proportion of Americans who said they would take a vacation over the next six months has fallen to a 30-year low of just 39 percent.→Read more...
A picture of a robot,
building a smaller robot, which is building a smaller robot, which is building...
Click on the image to rotate or zoom in and out. Whoa.→Read more...
Who is this?
I came across this little .gif on the web and I recognise the face but can't put a name to her. I know it'll be one of those "D'oh! Of course!" moments when the answer is posted.
Awwwwww. My brother is burning the midnight oil so he can bring some (ok, eight dozen) chocolate-chip-toffee-oatmeal cookies to his friends tomorrow on the last day of school. He's 18.
What nice things have your family members done for others lately?
11 June 2008
This is both (NSFW)
cracking me up and depressing me. And, paradoxically, making me feel better about myself. →Read more...
Initiating Self-Destruct Sequence in 10... Why do only spaceships have self-destruct buttons? I mean, my car doesn't have one, planes don't have them. Are there any self-destruct buttons in real life? I don't mean things like just sabotaging something, erasing data, or shutting of the coolant to the engines, but a full on deliberate "this sucker's gonna blow" countdown kind of self-destruct. Does anyone know the origin of the self-destruct button concept?
I was just nuking some frozen White Castles. You're supposed to wrap them in paper towels to ensure even cooking. We're out of paper towels, so I used toilet paper. This is either good ol' fashioned American ingenuity or a sign of the apocalypse. dealer's choice.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KKOKKODALK!!!!
What practical, on-earth applications might come from
spending $1.5 billion on a thingamajig
that might detect dark matter in space?→Read more...
argh! hope me MS keyboard users!! →Read more...
Ask MeCha: A straw-pollish type question.
For those of you that are dog-owners/lovers/kindred spirits: Do you find the word "Mutt" to be pejorative?→Read more...
Entropy, the Heat Death of the Universe, and Music →Read more...
Cross-post AskMe thingy
which gives me an excuse to say hello! Hello! And whuffles!
I wish I could be a phone sex operator.
Seriously. Wrong numbers call me back just to talk to me... For real. This has actually happened quite a lot. My favorite was the little eight- or nine-year-old kid (wasn't interested in sexy talk, as far as I could tell)
. But usually it's guys... and I have what I think of as a sort of "bright" voice in tone, not husky or sexy, but I seem to be irresistible on the phone. Unfortunately, I hate talking on the phone, and get embarrassed even looking at sex scenes in R-rated movies, so I'm not going to make my fortune this way.
Could you do it? Yes? Explain to me how, in your most beguiling voice and rub the small of my back ... right there ... while you tell me.
also, that's a great post, I think.
This week's Photo Friday (June 13) theme is *Useless*.
Since our Youngergirl may be a wee bit weary of handling this every week, I'm selecting our theme for Friday, suggested by eth, and pointed at from the list with my eyes closed and a very, very bad, superbad Microsoft-made mouse. In fact, I can't even be sure that "Useless" is the legitimate random choice, this mouse is so bad... but then I had to think, how bad is it
? →Read more...
I am trying to give up coffee.
Please tell me this slow-response time thing goes away? Or suggest ways to make it go away? →Read more...
3-point midweek update. →Read more...
If you had to memorize one book for future generations what would it be?
Bank machine or ATM? I just got a funny look because I called it the bank machine. Am I out of it? What do all you cool kids call it?
Your new sidebar art...
is brought to you by your guest curator, BoringPostcards, and features photos by mygothlaundry (top left); deborah (middle left); chococat (bottom left); and rainbaby (right sidebar). →Read more...
I think I just aquired
a sudden and totally unaccountable urge to visit Japan.
There's a joke
in here about how you don't get a pony, but damned if I can find it.
Zombify me! On Saturday I'm going on a zombie shuffle throughout the city of Melbourne - around 1000 people should be there.
We're all dressing up as Zombies, with blood and gore...
What on earth should I wear though?!
I'm a short girl, by the way...
Short, sad entry
on the Fat Doctor blog.
10 June 2008
Shameless Self Promotion
Because I hadn't written anything for MSNBC.com's TV section for six months (for stupid reasons of my own) and suddenly sold 2 high-concept ideas in one week:
Yearbook Honors from TV High School
(might not be what you think)
and TV's Power(less) Players
Please explain fully to me the ethics (or lack thereof) of spec work.
I got into a bit of a long argument on Twitter
with the creator of crowdSPRING - a website where people put up projects (logos, websites, etc), designers contribute, and then a winner is chosen. Less than 25 entries and the buyer gets their money back.→Read more...
OMG Fart Protection!
This is strange and new. I am suitably wondering what kind of person sat down and came up with this invention.
tomatoes So, if anyone hasn't heard yet, grape, cherry and "on the vine" are safe. Everything else should be avoided (including organic).
And I guess it isn't a matter of washing, since the bacteria is IN them, not just on the skin.
Help! My good friend's girlfriend is looking for a blood marrow donor.
I apologize for abusing the site, but my friend has been working his ass off getting the word out.→Read more...
Our flight from Philadelphia got in at 8 last night.
We had a half hour to change planes in Cincinnati, to grab a shuttle from one concourse to the other, and during that half hour I got a phone call from the man who had just hit my miniature schnauzer, Lacey.→Read more...
The new iPhone 3G looks pretty sexy,
but I find it awfully curious that the details of the required "new 2-year AT&T rate plan, sold separately" are nowhere to be found...→Read more...
OMG! Cutesy-Wutesy Widdle Animal Link!
This is a photo of an insanely cute little puppy. But the rule for this post is that you have to tear the post apart. Criticize it. Dismiss it sneeringly. Snark at it. Bend over backwards to find something wrong with the post.
Facebook etiquette? →Read more...
Gay unions shed light on gender in marriage NY Times
So I thought that this was kind of interesting and cool.
I watched Paprika
last night (and, coincidentally, am just now having one for lunch) - and particularly loved the theme song. I went looking for it today and was delighted it's available for free
Pig in boots.
Is this for real? I refuse to believe this is true and I think my friend is setting me up because this is too cute and ridiculous.
1) I'm looking for cold books
; crosspost. 2) Are you on Vox? I want to add you to my neighborhood (for the dog blog
Have you ever got a phone call at 4 am?
I did, this morning.→Read more...
This is Kiruna the 9th of June
- my grandma always talks about the snowstorms on midsummer in her childhood, but since I never witnessed it myself, I'm actually kind of impressed. Meanwhile down south, I'm nursing bad sunburn and sweating.
From the vaults of Paranoid Pictures:
Hey kids! Remember those thrilling cliffhanger serial dramas of yesteryear? Me neither! The guys at Firesign Theater
remembered them just fine, though, and spent a rainy afternoon dubbing their voices over the original soundtracks; wacky hijinx and horrible puns ensue!→Read more...
09 June 2008
Yummy summer salad.
Sliced filet mignon with fava beans, radishes, and mustard dressing. →Read more...
I LOVE YOU MORE THAN BUNNIES!!!
(Scroll waaay down to get to play)
I just won a free camera! →Read more...
AskMe how my day was (answer: it was garbage)
Hope me with my a/c problems (title link to question)!
A recyclable plastic toothbrush that you subscribe to!→Read more...
When I was 19,
me and my friends found this blue-eyed hip-hop track
incredible funny. It still is, but jeez, do they sound stoned.
What does "SOW" mean on Ebay? →Read more...
I fail at cupcakes.
I had my first practice round of cupcakes tonight and they did not turn out the way I wanted them to.→Read more...
Any plurkers out there?
Plurk. It's like twitter on steroids. If you're on it, send me a friend invite (username: matildaben).
I just found out that my kittens' siblings were abandoned on the SPCA's doorstep.
I adopted Mint and Clover
through my coworker's classmate 3 weeks ago. Today, when that coworker arrived at work, she told me that she'd talked to him on Friday and found out that he hasn't been able to find homes for 3 of the remaining kittens. (I've been asking around and posting ads, too, with no luck.) He left them in a box at the Sacramento SPCA's doorstep. They just turned 9 weeks old.→Read more...
I'm so bored right now. so I decided to find out how long I could gargle for. Turns out it's 36 seconds. How about you?
What thing do you wish they made
even though no one but you would want one? →Read more...
Top Tip : How to get a good night's sleep in hot weather. →Read more...
Am I the only one who doesn't mind the heat?!
It feels great!→Read more...
Reconnections - Whoa.
I just got off the phone with a woman who was one of my best friends when I was 17; I hadn't heard from her since. →Read more...
Really MetaChatty question -- marriage
Do you "believe in marriage"? Did you? Will you?→Read more...
Wedding Planning Update! →Read more...
Bunnies: I finally took down your holiday cards. That is all. Maybe I shouldv'e left them up for the solstice? Anyway, thanks for the cards if I haven't said thanks already. It was nice to look at them again.
I'm kind of stunned that this man's passing
went unnoticed here. RIP, great one.
Stories of Harassment: →Read more...
Why must I feel like this today?
Sometimes all you need is to give your head a shake, get some perspective, and to listen to Pray For Grace
08 June 2008
Very sensitive Jew / Arab 9-11 stuff within... please bring a cool head. →Read more...
Recap: Sexism in the US presidential race
Seeing all these clips together in one video reminded me why it's nice to have a limited exposure to US media...how do these people still have TV shows?
Flip Mino, Flip Ultra, or camera with video? Gizmodo likes the Ultra
. Boingboing dissed it, but the readers fought back
. What should I get for my 14-year-old son? He has a Canon PowerShot A60, and likes to take videos with it. The Canon has been great, but it can take only 3 minutes of 320x240 video. He's talking about making a ghost-themed movie with a friend this summer, so I thought a Flip might be the ticket. Thanks!
Apartment hunting in NYC!
"Dance with me, you never dance with me" →Read more...
I just heard this crazy song on WFMU -- what was it? →Read more...
Cleaning up life's paper trail
I'm going through the box of stuff I have at my parents' house.→Read more...
Bhangra and things that go well with bhangra. 11:15 - 1:30pm PST.
The Bottle Rockets were friggin' great. I am old. →Read more...
What are you doing today?
Might I suggest→Read more...
I just adopted Smooshie yesterday.
He's five years old, and lived with a family until they got a dog that Smooshie hated. They took him to a shelter, and now he's home with me. He's a sweetheart, except for one little thing...→Read more...
Is there a term for non-DIY people?
i.e., Pay someone else and just get it over with? →Read more...
We are what we repeatedly do. →Read more...
Ugh. Lonely and Bored.
I spend about 90% of my free time alone. This is in part due to circumstances (friends busy), part inertia, and part mild depression. Help me figure out something to do?→Read more...
Dreamfilter: Recurring Images? →Read more...
How would you describe this kind of art? 1
07 June 2008
The opening credit sequence from "The Naked Gun" re-created in Grand Theft Auto IV
KILL INTERNET EXPLORER →Read more...
Is your gait normal upon awakening? When I wake up in the morning I limp for a few steps or so before I can start walking normally. It feels as though my hip is messed up. It's not painful, but it's as if the joints aren't moving correctly. It's been happening for quite a while. I'm getting old.
Do you have to work the kinks out, or can you stroll right to the shower with nary a crick or pain?
Ask MeCha! Today only, three questions available for the price of one!
(I'll start.) →Read more...
Some pics of commissioning and graduation.
There would be more, but the photo lab at Walmart had a glitch in their disk maker so I couldn't post the pics I made. (I'll be getting them later-for free-but still.) These photos are courtesy of MY folks, who did NOT go to Walmart.→Read more...
Fountains of Wayne Hotline:
hilarious homage/parody by Robbie Fulks
. (The song is embedded in a tiny little player at the end of the article in the first link.)
- Dia de los Muertos" is a fun animated short by Rixti Ostariz, a graphic designer from Spain. Flash site. The vid's not available for download, but the wallpaper is really good. via Drawn!
non sequitur →Read more...
06 June 2008
Ugh. I was just the aggressor in an online flame war. →Read more...
today I was going through a box of books→Read more...
What's the best way to attach hardware cloth (chicken wire) to a metal surface WITHOUT drilling a hole?→Read more...
Photo Friday Since no one else has started a thread, I will. Let's make it a free for all.
-- Garfield, weirded up with Markov chains. Shameless self-link.
Radio b – House Rockers Jamboree
Roll up the carpets and break out the bottle – the weekend is finally here. Time to celebrate with two hours of Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Western Swing, Rockabilly, Honky Tonk, Blues, Boogie Woogie, and whatever else seems like a good idea. The party starts at 10:30 AM PDT / 1:30 EDT, or about an hour and a half from when I post this.
Wonders of Nitrous Oxide
I had a bit of oral surgery yesterday afternoon. They used nitrous oxide along with whatever is in the shots they administer. Interesting thoughts occurred to me while breathing the gas… does anyone care to share thoughts?
The awkward side of "Financial Precipitation."
A further look at "making it rain" from the Internets Celebrities who gave us "Checkmate
Friday 3-point update! →Read more...
Taquerias or bust
Finally back home in California after nine months in Latvia! →Read more...
Updated muxtape, inspired by/dedicated to Zack_Replica.
So your jet blew apart at an altitude of 35,000 feet,
you exited the aircraft and are falling towards the ground. Now what
05 June 2008
Today my youngest child graduated →Read more...
so I had my first real lucid dream last night →Read more...
So, today at work, I'm going through a box of books →Read more...
omg raspberry turtle!
via some self linker on mefi. Nasty self linker, cute turtleberry!
, right after Satan's birthday, draw draw draw draw draw.
Three-point Thursday update.
"You(,) Like Me"
Strap on your tinfoil hats for this one, because Senator Clinton is using ... Covert Hypnosis!?!
Why do police
sometimes think photographers must be terrorists? Because they've seen it in the movies
Skitzo Bday Playlist
so I made a little playlist here, open in new tab and play (Safari tends to not move on to next song though)
. Lets partay!
A murder in my neighborhood.
Pangrati is the larger neighborhood just next to us... If we tell people we live in Mets, and they aren't familiar with it, we tell them Pangrati. This page
has a couple of photos of the guy. →Read more...
The Email I Just Sent to Work
Or, notes from my midnight: →Read more...
04 June 2008
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy told me to always carry a towel.
Well, here's a guy who really took that advice to heart... or rather, to abdomen.
PICTS OR GTFO →Read more...
Me, pips, and Hugh Janus
are going to see my beloved Bottle Rockets on Saturday for one of their 15th Anniversary shows. Via their website
fans can submit a setlist for the shows which enters them in a contest with some killer prizes
. →Read more...
The Final Countdown
like you have never heard. Until now. Unfortunately.
Stupid clients rant #675:
So I was presenting a website to a client yesterday, it's a Django-based site for the Urban Design Institute of the university I teach at.
One of the underlings was fairly pushy, putting on his serious voice and asking clueless but (to him) techie sounding questions like "What's the capacity of the website?", "What's the level of security?", etc. Annoying, but well within the normal parameters of client cluelessness.
Then, he asks: "Does it have chat?", and I say "no", so he folows up with:→Read more...
I've only had Wii Fit for less than 24 hours
and it's telling me that I've lost 2.2 pounds! →Read more...
"Now that is one mime that's going to save the world!" and other sentences you will never ever hear.
Fictional evil organizations -
There's SPECTRE from James Bond, KAOS from Get Smart, and my personal fave, the Guild of Calamitous Intent from the Venture Brothers. Who am I missing?→Read more...
Unintended comedy at the spelling bee.
He's finally bigger than the cat. This is Otto at 14 weeks. Because we all need some cuteness.
A memo I just got: →Read more...
15664. How many emails are in your Gmail/webmail inbox?
three point status update 1. my folks are splitting up. needless to say, I'm a wreck. Although I'm sure it also goes without saying that they're both much worse.
2. I'm involved in a huge collaborative project with a local leather worker/craftsman and photographer with a steampunk theme. We're casting models next weekend. I'm very excited.
3. I got a car. It's a purple 96 cavalier. The wellbutrin didn't get me to quit smoking, but I think it's the only thing making me able to drive. (I passed a bad accident today and only momentarily panicked).
03 June 2008
Video of Greyhounds Racing -- From My UK trip
This is a seventeen second video of a greyhound race, taken last month at Walthamstow Stadium during my trip to see Jan. Enjoy!
Favorite Old School Sit Com Peeps →Read more...
Hey, let's all go down to beach and shoot some clams.
What new (to you) music have you found lately?
May I Introduce You All To A Wonderful New Combo From The Fair City Of Seattle? →Read more...
This weekend, the BF and I took a road trip around the Olympic Penninsula here in Washington. On the second day we were driving through the very remote Lake Quinault area when we saw copious amounts of smoke coming from the side of the road. Since the only thing for miles around was fields of clearcut stumps, we quickly pulled over to make sure it wasn't trouble...
Where did I put my envelope of money? →Read more...
Hello, my name is Hamflata Dofrongledring.
So this "coworking" trend.
Maybe trend is the wrong word. Has anyone had any experience with it? →Read more...
Which of these names
sounds better to you?→Read more...
This is one hundred kinds of awesome.
100 balloons in under a minute
(Man, this dog REALLY hates balloons!)
My brother just reminded me we are going to see Return to Forever
I AM SICK OF FOG.
Sun, please! I feel like I'm living underwater, or in some weird winterland where green things bloom. I would like to see the sky, and some color other than gray. →Read more...
Double Bunny Smackdown! OMG! Or should that be 'snorgledown'?
Sound Card Driver Issue With Cakewalk 4? →Read more...
Pants too low and shirts too short?
Now there's an overpriced, manufactured solution!→Read more...
"Benefactors" by Michael Frayn, author of "Noises Off" and "Copenhagen"
Hi. Two MeFites are involved in this production. If you're in NYC and want to see a cool play, please stop by.
The normal price is $18. If you click the link, above and type in the code LONDON, it's $15.
If you're a mefite and you come, please say hi to grumblebee (director) and evangeline (playing Jane) after the show!
These are sketches of arcane sigils
on the skin of a potato. Foolishly, I baked and ate it... and
the heathen markings. Have I cursed myself? Will I spontaneously combust, or will potato eyes sprout from my
eyes? Is Our Dark Lord Cthulhu playing with me again
? (The other thing in the photo is just cottonwood droppings, they're everywhere lately--another plot?)
To via or not to via. What's MeCha's take on crediting another blog for finding something? Is simultaneous discovery not possible, as many folks are online these days? And if they credit another, who credits another, does it matter what the actual origin is? What's the hidden etiquette? What's the benefits? Is it truly a legal issue or a carryover from pre-internet sourcing?
Ask Mecha Work Type Question
So, say you are going to a gem and mineral show this weekend. When you get to the door, someone is going to hand you a guide to the show. Would you prefer this guide to be organized →Read more...
I have been watching this a lot.
This is what tv was like when I was little, and I miss it sometimes.
A simple but clever idea. You can click the pic for a larger view.
three point update....
1. Husband's stepdad's funeral today. Then hubs flies back tomorrow...it was weird seeing all the news reports on Kennedy yesterday, as Kennedy has the same thing Ron did. Hope it turns out much better for Kennedy. He has a rough road ahead of him.→Read more...
I built a cigar-box synth,
and I haven't seen my cat since. :)
Happy Birthday to Jason's_Planet!
Doohickie defends the indefensible:
The Momas and the Papas, and the Fifth Dimension. →Read more...
02 June 2008
Does anyone notice the attendendant
irony of the Bush administration criticizing anyone regarding disaster response?
Who do you think is MORE famous than they should be? In the grand tradition of Metafilter, I'm askin the opposite.
WTF Spencer? →Read more...
I NEED A $#@$%^#@# SHOUTING THREAD!
I'VE SPENT SIX MONTHS UNDOING THE DAMAGE STUPID-BOSS HAS DONE TO THE UNIT, SO WHAT DO WE DO? REORGANIZE ME BACK DOWN TO NOTHING!
It started out a day like any other for Bernard Van Wormer, and it remained so right up until...
New 101 goals in 1001 list The time has come for my second go round, and I'm looking for inspiration. Anyone else doing or done one?
Ooooh and Urghhh.
Ooooh. I managed to tape most of the radio show
from yesterday. Please listen and tell me what you thing. Urghhh. I've given myself a couple of weeks off to clean my house up and do all those things I need to do & it's going badly. →Read more...
So like two weeks ago
I got this Groove Coverage remake
of Bad Religion stuck in my head just as bad as the original
was stuck in there when it first came out. It is still not gone yet, so I share with you!
Microsoft Word Drives Me Nuts, Chapter 43.
Anyone care to help with a little merge & compare mystery?→Read more...
Is it just me or is the whole world realllly quiet today? Case of the Monday's? Is doom upon us? WHat?
ARRRGGGGH!!! →Read more...
Know any good short-short jokes?
Who do you love?
Rock & Roll pioneer Ellas Bates, aged 79, died today of heart failure. You may have known him as Bo Diddley
Who do you think is not as famous as they should be? →Read more...
What should I watch?
So I'm having surgery soon and am trying to sort out my Lovefilm (the UK equivalent of Netflix) queue for my recovery period.→Read more...
Is anyone up for a good cry?
My mom just told me the most heartbreaking story...
Hugs and wuffles inside...
What a great day! I shopped for food, made totally awesome pizza from scratch, snuggled with the cat and sorted out a bunch of crap. Best of all, I finally feel like we've moved into our home.→Read more...
Reuters runs a story about the Thessaloniki (Greece) city water company joining with a wine-producer and bottling company to produce bottled water with the headline Greek Thessaloniki Sewerage in bottled water JV
. Did they think that was funny? Or what? Damn.
(Long, sorry.)→Read more...
01 June 2008
I just flew back from Colorado, and boy are my arms tired. →Read more...
so, i have some clip art. and a new job!
my boss helpfully sent it in lots of random sizes. Now I want to blow it up so I can put it on an 8 foot banner, but without the jaggedy pixels.→Read more...
"Residents living north and west
of the massive Universal City fire are being warned not to breathe the smoke that is blanketing their neighborhood." Hey, I was living there 5 years ago!
Illustrated BMI Categories
A recently deleted AskMe and a related very-old AskMe spurred me to post this link→Read more...
Sharing my good mood:
What are y'all up to today?→Read more...
What in the fuck.
tl;dr vent inside, feel free to share your own→Read more...
- can I "fix" so that people who subscribed to the wrong RSS url over there from my end somehow?→Read more...
Not the ordeal I'd expected ... →Read more...
In two hours, at 16:00 GMT, I'm
special guest and cohost of a radio show on our local community radio show. Give me a listen
& send me a message.
Silly game: Get your bandname, cover and album name like this →Read more...
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